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#Looking Back

# looking-back - Monday 19 February, 2018

Duffer's brilliance, controversial refereeing calls and Rivaldo magic - 5 classic Chelsea-Barcelona ties Looking Back This post contains videos

Duffer's brilliance, controversial refereeing calls and Rivaldo magic - 5 classic Chelsea-Barcelona ties

The two sides have battled it out in some fiercely contested contests over the years.

# looking-back - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

'I left the training ground crying... It's only when you leave Juventus that you realise what you had'

Fernando Llorente is preparing for a reunion with his former employers, as Spurs face Juve in the Champions League tonight.

# looking-back - Monday 12 February, 2018

Alexis recalls Messi crying after Chelsea defeat

The Manchester United forward says he saw his former Barcelona team-mate in tears after missing a penalty in a Champions League tie.

# looking-back - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Luka Modric on Tottenham regret, Real Madrid struggles

The Croatian midfielder admits he is still disappointed at having failed to land a trophy at Spurs.

# looking-back - Sunday 4 February, 2018

'He told us nothing. If he had done, PSG would have been able to buy him for less money'

Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre has criticised Brazil superstar Neymar over the way the forward handled his move.

# looking-back - Friday 2 February, 2018

'I was thinking about what I was going to do if I wasn't going to be a footballer'

Richie Towell chats to The42 about a difficult period after leaving Celtic and loving football again at Rotherham.

# looking-back - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Tottenham defender admits to having snubbed Barcelona switch

Davinson Sanchez has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to head for Camp Nou before linking up with Ajax.

# looking-back - Monday 22 January, 2018

'A great servant' - Multi All-Ireland winner pulls curtain down on illustrious career

Aged just 21, Mary Leacy lifted the All-Ireland senior camogie title as Wexford ended a 32-year drought.

# looking-back - Thursday 4 January, 2018

'Going through that experience opened my eyes to how cutthroat football can be' Looking Back This post contains videos

'Going through that experience opened my eyes to how cutthroat football can be'

Derby defender Richard Keogh chats to The42 about getting released as a youngster, representing Ireland against world-class opposition and preparing to face Man United.

# looking-back - Sunday 31 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic' Looking Back

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

From TheJournal.ie Catalonia, Ophelia and Dublin's three-in-a-row: The most read articles on TheJournal.ie this year Looking Back

Catalonia, Ophelia and Dublin's three-in-a-row: The most read articles on TheJournal.ie this year

These were the most popular posts on the site in the last 12 months. Thank you for reading.

# looking-back - Saturday 30 December, 2017

‘Ali was a great champion, an important civil rights figure, but he treated women horribly’ Looking Back This post contains videos

‘Ali was a great champion, an important civil rights figure, but he treated women horribly’

Author of the William Hill-shortlisted Ali: A Life, Jonathan Eig, chats to The42 about the boxer’s legacy.

'This was '80s Ireland... It was felt a man couldn’t possibly bring 6 children up on his own'

In this extract from his autobiography, Shay Given recalls the tragic passing of his mother when he was just four years old.

# looking-back - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

‘As a group of players, we knew things had to change’

Áine O’Gorman reflects on what will likely be remembered as a landmark year for Irish women’s football.

# looking-back - Monday 25 December, 2017

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

# looking-back - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'I switched social media off during some of the stupid stuff that happened earlier in the year'

Aidan O’Shea chats to The42 about a busy year in the spotlight.

'I thought we would win it in my time... From there on you would have expected to go forward'

In extract from a new book on Liverpool FC, Roy Evans recalls his talented but flawed Reds side.

# looking-back - Friday 22 December, 2017

'Barry John was in the bath when the intruder entered his bedroom'

Warren Gatland, Vern Cotter, Joe Schmidt and others reflect on the legacy of the British and Irish Lions.

# looking-back - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

'There were tears in his eyes... That was unusual for him'

In an extract from ‘Quiet Genius,’ Bob Paisley’s final days as Liverpool manager are remembered.

# looking-back - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

"I don't think anyone really remembers it, or would watch back and think that it was 'hilarious' or 'legendary'" Looking Back This post contains videos

"I don't think anyone really remembers it, or would watch back and think that it was 'hilarious' or 'legendary'"

Jurgen Klopp has defended his post-match TV interview following the Everton draw.

# looking-back - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Matic reveals how Aimar and Saviola made him a £40m holding midfielder

The Serbia international admits that he was forced out of an attacking berth during his time at Benfica.

# looking-back - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Karl Sheppard says he 'couldn't really trust' Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny

The attacker performed a controversial u-turn as he opted to stick with Cork City recently.

# looking-back - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'Too many people spread stupid stories on why I left United, about gambling and the mafia' Looking Back This post contains videos

'Too many people spread stupid stories on why I left United, about gambling and the mafia'

Andrei Kanchelskis reflects on a memorable time at Manchester United and his subsequent acrimonious departure from the club.

# looking-back - Monday 13 November, 2017

Benzema demanded respect from Mourinho in hour-long showdown

The Portuguese compared having the Frenchman in attack to hunting with a cat, a comment that did not go down well with the striker.

# looking-back - Thursday 9 November, 2017

"Fergie told me: ‘Why would you turn down United?'"

John Obi Mikel became embroiled in a tug-of-war back in 2005, with the Red Devils announcing a deal before missing out to the Blues

# looking-back - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

The forgotten story of Ireland's record-breaking hat-trick hero 50 years on Looking Back This post contains videos

The forgotten story of Ireland's record-breaking hat-trick hero 50 years on

Dubliner Jimmy O’Connor scored Europe’s fastest ever officially verified hat-trick in a top-flight domestic league match.

# looking-back - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'He was waiting for me at the top of the tunnel': Shearer on that Keane punch

‘He’s another one who I had some great battles with. He punched me in the face once, didn’t he?’

# looking-back - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Anfield the scene of most Alex Ferguson 'hairdryer' rants - Gary Neville

The Sky Sports pundit says Manchester United’s clashes with Liverpool brought a change in the legendary manager.

# looking-back - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Revealed: How Man United missed out on Gascoigne, Shearer, Zidane and Lineker

Alex Ferguson oversaw a remarkable era of success at Old Trafford, but he might have achieved even more had these stars not slipped the transfer net.

# looking-back - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'You went out and you played, you got injected and then you played again' Looking Back This post contains videos

'You went out and you played, you got injected and then you played again'

Martin O’Neill says modern football has moved on considerably in terms of medical treatment compared with his heyday as a player.

# looking-back - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

15 games, 15 wins, 3 titles: A remarkable year for unbeaten All-Ireland champions Tipperary

The Mary Quinn Memorial Cup, Munster intermediate title and Division 3 trophy will spend the winter in the Premier county.

# looking-back - Monday 25 September, 2017

I told Rafa that Barry couldn’t replace Alonso at Liverpool – Gerrard

The club icon has recalled how the England midfielder was initially earmarked as the replacement to the Spain great

# looking-back - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Man United defender 'wasn't strong enough' for Birmingham

Gary Rowett admits his staff made a mistake when assessing the merits of Victor Lindelof.

# looking-back - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'It’s still raw, hugely disappointing' - Coping with Waterford's All-Ireland setback

Captain Kevin Moran on the loss to Galway and the future of his manager.

# looking-back - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'Something just hit me on the shoulder - I looked down and it was an open flick knife' Looking Back This post contains videos

'Something just hit me on the shoulder - I looked down and it was an open flick knife'

Kevin Kilbane remembers playing Georgia amid a hostile atmosphere in 2003.

# looking-back - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Neymar stays tweet a bluff, admits Pique

The defender seemed to suggest the Brazilian superstar would not leave Barcelona.

Tracing the marginalisation of Irish players in the Premier League

We assess the fortunes of Ireland’s footballers in England’s top flight over the past 25 years.

# looking-back - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Rory McIlroy meets Pep and more of our favourite sports pics from the past week

We review a busy few days of action via a series of memorable images.

# looking-back - Thursday 22 June, 2017

'Marcus Rashford wanted to be like Andrea Pirlo'

Ex-Red Devils youth team coach Paul McGuinness claims the club helped to convert the teenager from a playmaker into a striker.

# looking-back - Sunday 28 May, 2017

I didn't want to leave Real Madrid - Ronaldo

Rows with Fabio Capello about his weight led to Brazilian striker feeling forced to leave.

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