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Words of wisdom: here’s our 18 favourite Roy Keane quotes
Following last night’s ITV 4 documentary, we revisit some of the Cork man’s most famous comments.
How would an Ireland Homegrown XI get on against a Granny Rule XI?
Maybe Noel King should try something like this out in training.
Opinion: Martin O’Neill is the right man to replace Trap as Ireland manager
The Italian coach is widely expected to step down following his side’s loss to Austria last night.
Opinion: Why Trap's Ireland are starting to resemble a bad parody of the Charlton years
As was the case with the former Ireland manager, the Italian’s job could tonight be jeopardised by Austria.
Opinion: Ireland have the players to qualify for the World Cup, just not the manager
The side’s disappointing loss to Sweden last night effectively ended their hopes of travelling to Rio.
The rise and fall of Alan Hansen and Match of the Day
The BBC’s flagship football show has been struggling for relevancy for some time.
10 talking points ahead of this evening's World Cup qualifiers
Can Ireland adopt a more attacking approach and how will Rickie Lambert fare on his first start for England?
Opinion: Why the Gareth Bale narrative is the biggest myth in football
It’s become a cliché to claim that Real Madrid’s new signing was a no-hoper when he first joined Spurs.
5 talking points from today's Premier League action
Irish defenders’ worrying lack of form and other topics from Saturday’s games.
Premier League preview: how to fill out your football accumulator this weekend*
*Tips may not be 100% reliable.
3 key battles that will decide Manchester United v Chelsea
We look at where the Old Trafford match-up will be won and lost.
Opinion: Why football fans should take a leaf out of Jason Dufner's book
Football needs to lighten up and learn from the casual attitude of the American golfer.
5 talking points from today's Premier League action
We assess Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge, Spurs’ unconvincing victory and much, much more.
Opinion: Why the Premier League is bigger than ever in the US
Coverage of soccer had previously been regarded as a joke Stateside.’s writers make their predictions for the 2013-2014 Premier League season
Our team discuss who’ll win the league, which Irish players will impress and more…
Opinion: Selling Rooney to Chelsea is not an option for Manchester United
The club are understood to be firmly against the idea of selling to a major rival.
Analysis: Danny Welbeck fills the Rooney role with aplomb
The youngster could serve as a possible replacement for United’s wantaway star, writes Michael Cox.
Opinion: Whether Liverpool fans like it or not, Suarez’s behaviour is symptomatic of modern football
The Uruguayan last night decided to publicly discuss his desire to leave Anfield.
Opinion: Why Liverpool and Spurs can’t afford to lose their star men
Despite the the lucrative offers on the table for Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale, selling them could be detrimental to both clubs’ prospects in the long term.
Opinion: Why David Moyes was wrong to openly downplay Wayne Rooney’s importance
The England striker is reportedly fuming as a result of recent comments made by the United manager.
5 talking points from yesterday's GAA action
The officiating in Kilkenny v Waterford, Clare’s inconsistency and more topics arising after Saturday’s games.
Opinion: It's understandable why some Irish fans aren't cheering for the Lions tomorrow*
*But any team with Jonny Sexton, Sean O’Brien and Tommy Bowe is difficult to root against.
5 immediate issues David Moyes needs to deal with as Man United manager
Wayne Rooney and Leighton Baines will be among the new boss’ key priorities.
3 things we hope to see in today's Ireland-Georgia game
Our thoughts on Wes Hoolahan, Andy Keogh and more ahead of this evening’s match.
Analysis: European failure Mourinho's legacy in Madrid
Just as in his spells in charge at Chelsea and Inter, the coach’s time at the Bernabeu has been filled with controversy.
Player ratings: How Trap's Ireland squad got on for their clubs this season
We assess the fortunes of both the key members and the individuals on the periphery of the Irish team.
Opinion: David Beckham may have been a limited footballer, but he was still a credit to his sport
After the former Manchester United star announced his decision to retire yesterday, we assess his legacy.
Analysis: How Mancini's Man City dream turned sour
The decision comes just 12 months after the coach led the club to their first-ever Premier League title win.
5 talking points from this weekend's Premier League action
We give our thoughts on United-Chelsea, Liverpool-Everton and some of the other recent games.
Here's how the experts reacted to today's Lions announcement
This morning’s squad selection provoked plenty of debate among the great and the good.
5 talking points from this weekend's Premier League action
Our assessment of today’s United-Arsenal games among other recent fixtures.
Opinion: Why Robin van Persie deserves to win Player of the Year
The Dutchman is set to compete primarily with Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez for the gong.
‘Liverpool must wash their hands of Suarez’ – How the media reacted to bitegate
There is much debate over yesterday’s controversy.
Fantasyland: Get your double gameweek thinking hats on
Think of this article as a reminder to update your team with plenty of United and Arsenal players.
5 things we learned from this weekend's Premier League action
Our assessment of Shane Long’s performance against Arsenal and more opinions on the games across the water.
5 thoughts ahead of this week's Champions League quarter-final first-leg games
We assess the four upcoming games.
Here's how Twitter reacted to the new black card rule
The thoughts of Joe Brolly, Aidan O’Shea and others, in light of this afternoon’s developments.
‘A pub player’ – Thoughts from the fans who watch Ireland’s footballers every week
How John O’Shea and co are getting on at their clubs.
Analysis: Roy Keane may not be a better pundit than a player, but he's certainly a better person
The transformation came full circle last Tuesday night, when he castigated Nani for an offence far more innocuous than the types of challenges he used to regularly commit.
Premier League and FA Cup previews: Who will win this weekend's games and why
Man United v Chelsea, Tottenham v Liverpool and much, much more.