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# soccer - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Did Mourinho orchestrate dirty tricks in Amsterdam? No Way Jose! This post contains videos

Did Mourinho orchestrate dirty tricks in Amsterdam?

Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos sent off in bizarre late stages of comfortable 4-o win over Ajax.

Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL: the six-goal thriller

Paul Ring sends one more dispatch from the bottom of the football pyramid. This week his Division Three side are involved in a goal-fest.

# soccer - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Irish refs may be asked to pass Scottish picket line

Scottish football chiefs look to Irish refs as SPL whistlers set to strike this weekend.

Time for Coyle: Is this the next Ireland manager?

If he keeps this up at Bolton, Owen Coyle might be lucky enough to succeed Giovanni Trapattoni. Not that the Italian is as negative as Gary Megson, of course.

# soccer - Monday 22 November, 2010

Irish Eyes: Premier League

Michael Maher casts an eye over the performances from the Irish in the top flights of England and Scotland.

What do we want? New whistles! When do we want them? Now!

Scotland’s top football referees are set to bring the SPL schedule to a standstill after they vote to strike next week.

# soccer - Friday 19 November, 2010

Great Dane not impressed by United target Lindegaard

Onetime Manchester United netminder Peter Schmeichel reckons his compatriot Anders Lindegaard isn’t up to standard.

How to get ahead in your Fantasy Football league

Every Friday our Fantasy Football boffins will study the stats so you don’t have to. Here’s who to buy, drop and appoint captain this weekend. You’re welcome.

# soccer - Thursday 18 November, 2010

‘Bryan Robson never used to cry’ – Alex Ferguson reflects on the modern game Shop Talk This post contains videos

‘Bryan Robson never used to cry’ – Alex Ferguson reflects on the modern game

Look who the Manchester United manager relaxed with at the Argentina versus Brazil game.

John Bruton appointment to top Euro sports job a blow to Áras hopeful Sean Kelly?

Former Taoiseach lands plum sports body job in Europe.

# soccer - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND have ended 2010 with their third successive defeat, falling 2-1 at home to Norway in an international friendly at the Aviva Stadium. Giovanni Trapattoni’s side had gone 1-0 up inside five minutes, after Shane Long was felled in the box and converted the penalty himself, but a free kick from Morten Gamst Pedersen after 34 minutes and a late strike from Erik Huseklepp gave the visitors victory.

No way! Ronaldo debuts new haircut

The big issues of the day: CR9′s new ‘do.

And you are? Spotlight on Norway

Get to know Ireland’s opponents ahead of kick-off at Lansdowne Road tonight.

Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL

In the first of Paul Ring’s weekly diary pieces, we’re introduced to the ‘mighty Buttevant AFC second team’ for the first time. It’s going to be a long season.

# soccer - Tuesday 16 November, 2010

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South Korea would give North some World Cup games

A document prepared by a FIFA committee says the South is willing to move some 2022 matches north of the DMZ.

United fans sceptical despite Glazer debt announcement True Colours This post contains images

United fans sceptical despite Glazer debt announcement

In Pictures: Manchester United’s American owners say they’ll settle up on Monday. After years of colourful protest however, the Stretford End wants more answers.

Go west: what happens when Trap looks to US-born players?

As Giovanni Trapattoni flicks through a New York-area phonebook in search of ‘Irish-sounding names’, American soccer blogger Elliott Turner asks ‘where will all this recruitment business end?’

# soccer - Monday 15 November, 2010

Who is Trap planning on picking this week?

A raft of withdrawals ahead of the Norway friendly means the Ireland manager is about to shuffle his deck.

You’ve got to score one, right? Spot-on This post contains videos

You’ve got to score one, right?

Watch the penalty shoot-out heroics that won the cup.

# soccer - Saturday 13 November, 2010

Battle of the Rovers in Aviva cup final

It’ll be a good day for Rovers tomorrow – whoever wins the cup final.

# soccer - Friday 12 November, 2010

Another fine mess: fears grow for Bohs’ future

Bohemians bosses make appeal for funds.

Mario Gomez urges gay players to come out

Homosexual footballers urged to be open.

# soccer - Thursday 11 November, 2010

Joey Barton charged after latest misdemeanor

Newcastle midfielder thumped Blackburn’s Morten Gamst Pedersen last night.

Hear Holloway’s latest amazing rant at reporters

Blackpool boss threatens to quit if he’s fined for making 10 changes to team.

Pádraig Amond off the mark in Portugal

First strike for former Sligo Rovers forward.

# soccer - Wednesday 10 November, 2010

Expect fireworks on Manchester derby night

Central characters have plenty to say ahead of crunch derby in Manchester.

John Aldridge urges Robbie Keane to get out of Tottenham

Match-fitness the priority warns former Liverpool striker.

What are you at Domenech, you absolute clown?

Former France coach in Thailand for poker tournament training camp. Like Blood Sport with cards.

# soccer - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

High drama by the seaside

It was a long night in Bray as the Seagulls and Monaghan United met to decide promotion and relegation.

# soccer - Monday 8 November, 2010

From Cristiano Ronaldo wins ‘substantial’ Telegraph libel payout Libel

Cristiano Ronaldo wins ‘substantial’ Telegraph libel payout

The Portuguese footballer settles over claims he was damaging an ankle injury by partying in an LA nightclub.

Hansen hails El Nino’s return

Liverpool fans and legend alike think the old Fernando is back.

Noel Gallagher on Soccer Saturday Guitar Hero This post contains videos

Noel Gallagher on Soccer Saturday

The former Britpop star and Man City season ticket holder on duetting with Tevez.

# soccer - Friday 5 November, 2010

Trap plays it safe

Hunt and Folan return to international fold – and there’s one new face.

After another hat-trick here’s Steven Gerrard’s best goals

The Anfield captain hit a quick-fire treble against Napoli last night. What are your favourite Steve G moments?

‘Do I want to move to Newcastle?”

Former Ireland boss has an interesting take on the media talk surrounding him recently.

# soccer - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Champions League Wednesday

Chelsea, Bayern and Arsenal could secure qualification for second round while Milan and Madrid prepare to duke it out.

The reaction in Italy to Bale’s masterclass

All the reaction after the Gareth Bale show in London last night.

# soccer - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

The next big things: how many Irish in 100 best soccer starlets?

Renowned Spanish magazine Don Balon has predicted the stars of tomorrow.

# soccer - Monday 1 November, 2010

We need to talk about Stephen: Houllier brands Ireland lazy

Stephen Ireland has to pull up his socks if he’s to get back in the Aston Villa side, says Gerard Houllier.

Let’s get back together, Hughton asks Kerr

Chris Hughton wants his former boss Brian Kerr to give him a hand in England’s north-east.