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#Looking Back

# looking-back - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

'You might think 'what if' the odd time' - Cavan star on his brief stint with Burnley

Former Ireland underage soccer player Martin Reilly returned home from England at 19 and forged an inter-county career with the Breffni.

# looking-back - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Ranking the 8 most entertaining matches in this season's Champions League Looking Back This post contains a poll

Ranking the 8 most entertaining matches in this season's Champions League

The 2018-19 campaign has featured a number of unforgettable encounters.

# looking-back - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'F*ck! Come on!' - Gotze says 'teeth grinding' Klopp has an intimidating side

The midfielder spoke of the very serious and funny sides of the current Liverpool manager.

# looking-back - Saturday 18 May, 2019

'A civil war kicked off. Our training ground essentially got overtaken by the Russian army' Looking Back This post contains videos

'A civil war kicked off. Our training ground essentially got overtaken by the Russian army'

As he prepares for his last game in professional football, ex-Ireland international Darren O’Dea reflects on his career.

# looking-back - Monday 13 May, 2019

Player ratings: How Ireland's British-based players fared this season

Matt Doherty and Darren Randolph have been among the standouts.

'I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together' - The quotes of the season

Featuring Jose Mourinho and other memorable quips from managers.

# looking-back - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Best player? Worst signing? Defining memory? Our writers review the 2018-19 Premier League season

We reflect on another entertaining campaign of football in the English top flight.

# looking-back - Saturday 27 April, 2019

'The GAA looked the other way because it was so popular - they'd have crowds of thousands'

Helena Byrne on the forgotten history of women’s football in Ireland

# looking-back - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Mourinho killed everyone at Real Madrid, even Ronaldo - Adebayor

The enigmatic striker has revealed the fury with which his former manager treated everyone at the Bernabeu.

# looking-back - Monday 22 April, 2019

'When we first came in, there was a rota for bringing food. We used to pay to come to training'

Mayo captain Niamh Kelly on how far ladies football has come, and her side’s resurgence in 2019.

# looking-back - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'He was always yelling and screaming!' - Monaco star on Henry's failed tenure

Aleksandr Golovin says the Arsenal legend did not ‘fully transition’ into the role of a manager.

# looking-back - Sunday 14 April, 2019

'I threw a boot at the car, knocked on the window and said: 'Say it to my face now.'' Looking Back This post contains videos

'I threw a boot at the car, knocked on the window and said: 'Say it to my face now.''

Former UCD and St Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper Barry Ryan reflects on his career in football.

# looking-back - Friday 12 April, 2019

Williams to leave Harlequins 10 years on from 'Bloodgate' scandal

‘There’s a stigma that’s still attached to my name now that’s no longer attached to Harlequins.’

# looking-back - Friday 5 April, 2019

'Fantastic memories' - Ireland legend John O'Shea on the tournament that made him

It is over 20 years since the former Manchester United defender helped Brian Kerr’s side become European champions.

# looking-back - Thursday 28 March, 2019

The magical PSG comeback and four other key results that sealed the United job for Solskjaer

The Norwegian has been handed a three-year deal with the Old Trafford club.

# looking-back - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'When I was at Ireland, I wasn't good enough to play for England'

Everton defender Michael Keane has outlined his reasons for representing the Boys in Green at underage level.

# looking-back - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'It was the biggest thing in the world to me. I was forged in that match'

As PBC and CBC meet in today’s Munster Senior Schools Cup final, Simon Zebo looks back on his virtuoso try in the 2007 decider between the Cork rivals.

# looking-back - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Donn McClean's Cheltenham review: Lasting memories will endure after an extraordinary festival

There were highs and lows during a week of firsts at Prestbury Park.

# looking-back - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

'We didn't accuse anyone' - Ex-Limerick star on difficult past when 12 players were cut from the panel

Andrew O’Shaughnessy will feature in next week’s episode of Laochra Gael.

# looking-back - Sunday 3 March, 2019

'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity

The former full-back and goal kicker extraordinaire looks back on a famous Heineken Cup win 20 years ago.

# looking-back - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Virgil van Dijk: I wasn't good enough to be a centre-half at 16

The Dutch defender admits he has developed his game at a rapid rate in recent years.

# looking-back - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

GAA launches new digital archive with 113 All-Ireland finals available to view

In total the archive includes over 500 football and hurling games since 1961.

# looking-back - Friday 8 February, 2019

We thought Liverpool had won the league, says City star

Bernardo Silva says the club were left demoralised by the defeat to Newcastle.

# looking-back - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'It wasn’t the right decision, to be fair. But you live and you learn' - Solskjaer on his ill-fated Cardiff stint

The Norwegian struggled in his previous Premier League coaching post, but has thrived since returning to familiar surroundings.

# looking-back - Sunday 27 January, 2019

'I nearly quit football,' reveals Chelsea's new signing

Gonzalo Higuain says his mother’s illness led to the striker contemplating his future in the game.

# looking-back - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Lingard opens up about meeting with Ferguson that spurred him on to make it at Man United

The England international has revealed the massive impact the legendary former Red Devils boss had on his career.

# looking-back - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'Looking back now, I wasn't giving myself the best opportunity... I wasn't in the best shape'

Stephen O’Donnell on his decision to retire and how he transformed his flailing career at Dundalk.

# looking-back - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

3 LOI players who made the move to Britain in 2018 and 3 who might in 2019

Who will join the likes of Graham Burke and Ronan Curtis abroad next year?

# looking-back - Monday 31 December, 2018

Everything we got right - and what we got terribly wrong - about the 2018 NFL season

Few could have predicted the 12 teams that make up the playoffs, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# looking-back - Friday 28 December, 2018

'We had some doubts': Emery reveals turning down Salah at PSG

The Arsenal boss now rates Salah as one of the top five players in the world.

# looking-back - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'It must have been television gold for the watching millions. Was I ranting? Yes, I suppose I was' Looking Back This post contains videos

'It must have been television gold for the watching millions. Was I ranting? Yes, I suppose I was'

In an extract from his autobiography, Kevin Keegan recalls the infamous interview he gave amid the dramatic end to the 1995-96 Premier League season.

# looking-back - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Quiz: How well do you know your ladies football from 2018?

Test your memory with these 10 questions.

# looking-back - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'I can leave with my head held high and be very proud of everything I've achieved over the years'

Recently-retired Ireland international Karen Duggan looks back on a stellar international career in the green jersey, and much more.

# looking-back - Monday 24 December, 2018

The Class of '92 Manchester United star who never graduated

Ben Thornley speaks to The42 about tracking down David Beckham, injury problems, the influence of Roy Keane and regrets about his treatment of some of the women in his life.

# looking-back - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

'Did you read any philosopher?' Jose Mourinho's fall from grace at Man United in quotes

The 55-year-old’s unhappiness at the club manifested itself even before the season started.

# looking-back - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Bojan reveals his frustrations at being labelled 'the new Messi'

The Stoke forward admits that he struggled to handle the weight of expectation during his time at Barcelona.

# looking-back - Monday 3 December, 2018

Here's what you need to know about Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifying opponents

The Boys in Green were paired with Switzerland, Denmark, Georgia and Gibraltar in Sunday’s Euro 2020 draw in Dublin.

# looking-back - Friday 30 November, 2018

McCarthy: We wouldn't have got out of the group with Roy Keane at 2002 World Cup

The Ireland manager was in conversation with Eamon Dunphy for Paddy Power’s Head2Head programme.

# looking-back - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Mick McCarthy is sick of talking about Saipan

The subject was brought up for the umpteenth time at the new Irish manager’s unveiling on Sunday.

# looking-back - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Stan Lee’s lost dog, the Madden curse, and your NFL week 11 preview

You probably won’t mind the Browns when they’re angry actually, writes Steve O’Rourke.