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Dublin: 10°C Saturday 16 January 2021

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

'We were absolutely fr****** hopeless the other night. Absolute s****' - Steve Bruce
# Angry
# Angry

'We were absolutely fr****** hopeless the other night. Absolute s****' - Steve Bruce

3 hours ago 1,912 Views 0 Comments

The 60-year-old has been engulfed by a tide of criticism since the Magpies became the first side to lose a Premier League game to Sheffield United.

Barcelona-linked defender could be set to leave Man City
# Transfer News
# Transfer News

Barcelona-linked defender could be set to leave Man City

3 hours ago 2,710 Views 0 Comments

Pep Guardiola accepts Eric Garcia may depart.

Bruno Fernandes hits back at Jurgen Klopp over penalty claims
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Bruno Fernandes hits back at Jurgen Klopp over penalty claims

3 hours ago 3,849 Views 10 Comments

Man United have been awarded 20 spot kicks in the Premier League since the start of last season.

Ex-Liverpool player scores brace as Lazio cruise past city rivals Roma
# Winning
# Winning

Ex-Liverpool player scores brace as Lazio cruise past city rivals Roma

4 hours ago 3,161 Views 1 Comment

Luis Alberto produced an influential display.

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Racism allegation overshadows Bundesliga clash
# Issue
# Issue

Racism allegation overshadows Bundesliga clash

4 hours ago 1,968 Views 0 Comments

Leverkusen’s midfielder Nadiem Amiri, who was born in Germany to Afghan parents, was booked on 90 minutes and had to be restrained after the final whistle.

Doubt cast on Gareth Bale's Tottenham future
# Out Of Sorts
# Out Of Sorts

Doubt cast on Gareth Bale's Tottenham future

4 hours ago 5,954 Views 0 Comments

The 31-year-old’s second spell at Spurs has so fair failed to live up to expectations.

Alex Ferguson glad he retired when he did due to ‘phenomenal’ Liverpool side
# Relief
# Relief

Alex Ferguson glad he retired when he did due to ‘phenomenal’ Liverpool side

4 hours ago 4,030 Views 3 Comments

The Manchester United great also reflected on failing to sign Reds captain Jordan Henderson in 2011.

Stoke chief 'very disappointed' after James McClean's alleged Covid-19 breach
# Controversy
# Controversy

Stoke chief 'very disappointed' after James McClean's alleged Covid-19 breach

5 hours ago 2,340 Views 2 Comments

Tony Scholes also emphasised footballers’ ‘duty to act responsibly’ during the pandemic.

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?

7 hours ago 23,525 Views 63 Comments

After hitting a lowpoint against Tottenham, the Red Devils have improved vastly since then.

Two days after winning first trophy, Mauricio Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Two days after winning first trophy, Mauricio Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19

7 hours ago 3,380 Views 0 Comments

The news comes just two weeks after taking up his new job with Paris Saint-Germain.

Former Ireland international reunites with Nigel Clough in League Two
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Former Ireland international reunites with Nigel Clough in League Two

8 hours ago 6,392 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Quinn has joined Mansfield Town on loan from Burton Albion.

The 'very quick turn of events' that revived Aiden McGeady's fortunes at Sunderland
# In From The Cold
# In From The Cold

The 'very quick turn of events' that revived Aiden McGeady's fortunes at Sunderland

9 hours ago 10,925 Views 5 Comments

The Ireland international had been frozen out by Phil Parkinson.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Les Quizerables
# Les Quizerables

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

10 hours ago 25,536 Views 4 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Moyes has 'big hopes' for West Ham and Ireland teenager Odubeko
# David's Lad
# David's Lad

Moyes has 'big hopes' for West Ham and Ireland teenager Odubeko

10 hours ago 6,687 Views 5 Comments

The 18-year-old striker from Dublin made his first-team debut for the club earlier this week.

Wayne Rooney retires from football after being named permanent Derby boss
# Moving On
# Moving On

Wayne Rooney retires from football after being named permanent Derby boss

13 hours ago 6,836 Views 14 Comments

Former Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given moves to first-team coach at the Rams.

Brighton receive O'Hora bid as Irish youngster impresses out on loan
# Loan Star
# Loan Star

Brighton receive O'Hora bid as Irish youngster impresses out on loan

14 hours ago 7,587 Views 1 Comment

The former Bohemians player made a temporary move to League One side MK Dons in August.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# On The Box
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Updated 15 hours ago 20,522 Views 18 Comments

There’s plenty of live action to keep you entertained over the next few days.

Ireland captain McCabe and Arsenal team-mates apologise for controversial Dubai travels
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

Ireland captain McCabe and Arsenal team-mates apologise for controversial Dubai travels

18 hours ago 4,085 Views 3 Comments

Gunners boss Joe Montemurro has spoken out about the disappointment at the club.

Soccer - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Marcus Rashford says Jose Mourinho helped him become spot-kick ‘savvy’
# Game Intelligence
# Game Intelligence

Marcus Rashford says Jose Mourinho helped him become spot-kick ‘savvy’

Thu 11:41 PM 6,087 Views 12 Comments

The Premier League leaders Man United head to Liverpool on Sunday.

Ireland international James McClean suspended with immediate effect after alleged Covid-19 breach
# Punishment
# Punishment

Ireland international James McClean suspended with immediate effect after alleged Covid-19 breach

Thu 11:02 PM 48,617 Views 40 Comments

Stoke City confirmed the news in a statement this evening.

Bilbao stun Real Madrid to reach Super Cup final
# Upset
# Upset

Bilbao stun Real Madrid to reach Super Cup final

Thu 10:35 PM 5,573 Views 0 Comments

Raul Garcia scored twice in the first half, the second a penalty.

Support for ‘incredible human’ Sol Bamba after cancer diagnosis
# Love
# Love

Support for ‘incredible human’ Sol Bamba after cancer diagnosis

Thu 10:23 PM 6,310 Views 3 Comments

The Ivory Coast defender – 36 on Wednesday – has started chemotherapy.

Arsenal left frustrated, as winning run comes to an end
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Arsenal left frustrated, as winning run comes to an end

Thu 9:55 PM 6,750 Views 3 Comments

Mikel Arteta’s side couldn’t find a way past Crystal Palace this evening.

Sam Allardyce: I can’t promise players won’t hug if they score
# Non Committal
# Non Committal

Sam Allardyce: I can’t promise players won’t hug if they score

Thu 8:56 PM 3,519 Views 11 Comments

Premier League managers and captains are attending virtual meetings to discuss new protocols over goal celebrations.

After just 3 senior appearances, Chelsea's longest-serving player leaves club
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

After just 3 senior appearances, Chelsea's longest-serving player leaves club

Thu 8:14 PM 20,206 Views 14 Comments

The Blues signed Lucas Piazon from Sao Paulo in 2011.

Striker Wright fails to impress on trial at Kilmarnock after leaving Bohemians
# Not The Wright Fit
# Not The Wright Fit

Striker Wright fails to impress on trial at Kilmarnock after leaving Bohemians

Thu 6:02 PM 7,136 Views 2 Comments

The Englishman scored a total of 16 goals for Keith Long’s side and was named in the PFAI Team of the Year in 2020.

Ings to miss Southampton's trip to Leicester but nearing return following Covid isolation period
# Ings Can Only Get Better
# Ings Can Only Get Better

Ings to miss Southampton's trip to Leicester but nearing return following Covid isolation period

Thu 5:48 PM 2,267 Views 0 Comments

The Saints have had no further positive tests since the striker was confirmed to have the virus.

Real Madrid's €60m striker heads to Bundesliga on loan
# Out Of Favour
# Out Of Favour

Real Madrid's €60m striker heads to Bundesliga on loan

Thu 5:45 PM 14,956 Views 7 Comments

Serbian forward Luka Jovic is rejoining former club Eintracht Frankfurt until the end of the season.

Bielsa: 'Ridiculed, humiliated, nightmare - we accept that'
# Mortified
# Mortified

Bielsa: 'Ridiculed, humiliated, nightmare - we accept that'

Thu 4:42 PM 9,317 Views 6 Comments

The Leeds United boss will study Bayern template as he seeks to lift his team after FA Cup disaster.

Additional independent person sought to help examine documents seized from FAI
# Investigation
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# Investigation

Additional independent person sought to help examine documents seized from FAI

Thu 4:13 PM 14,371 Views 0 Comments

Some 280,000 files were seized by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

Premier League footballers branded 'brainless' for breaching Covid-19 protocols to celebrate goals
# Warning
# Warning

Premier League footballers branded 'brainless' for breaching Covid-19 protocols to celebrate goals

Thu 12:26 PM 6,993 Views 14 Comments

Players who continue to hug and kiss after scoring have been reminded about unnecessary contact.

Hughton's Forest make approach to end Duffy's torrid spell in Celtic — report
# Offer
# Offer

Hughton's Forest make approach to end Duffy's torrid spell in Celtic — report

Thu 11:35 AM 9,807 Views 8 Comments

Shane Duffy and Chris Hughton worked together at Brighton.

Second postponement in a week for Aston Villa as Everton match falls victim to Covid-19
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Second postponement in a week for Aston Villa as Everton match falls victim to Covid-19

Thu 10:53 AM 2,683 Views 1 Comment

Newcastle’s game against Villa will now take place on January 23, during the FA Cup fourth-round weekend.

Soccer - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Bayern dumped out of German Cup, Barca prevail, and Neymar returns as Poch's PSG lift silverware
# European Matters
# European Matters

Bayern dumped out of German Cup, Barca prevail, and Neymar returns as Poch's PSG lift silverware

Wed 11:12 PM 8,129 Views 1 Comment

A busy night of domestic cup action across Europe.

21-year-old rescues Juve in extra-time to join Napoli, Inter, Milan in Italian Cup quarters
# Football Italia
# Football Italia

21-year-old rescues Juve in extra-time to join Napoli, Inter, Milan in Italian Cup quarters

Updated Wed 11:05 PM 7,078 Views 0 Comments

Tunisian midfielder Hamza Rafia came off the bench to book the Old Lady’s place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Fulham silence Mourinho with late leveller to deny Spurs
# Draw
# Draw

Fulham silence Mourinho with late leveller to deny Spurs

Wed 10:26 PM 9,949 Views 5 Comments

Cavaleiro struck in the closing stages for Parker’s side.

Cobh Ramblers announce plans to field women's team again after lengthy absence
# Boost
# Boost

Cobh Ramblers announce plans to field women's team again after lengthy absence

Wed 9:32 PM 2,987 Views 0 Comments

The Leeside outfit are hoping to play Women’s National League football in 2022.

Foden goal sends Man City past battling Brighton and into third
# TIGHT AT THE TOP
# TIGHT AT THE TOP

Foden goal sends Man City past battling Brighton and into third

Wed 8:31 PM 4,652 Views 15 Comments

The English youngster netted his eighth of the season just before half-time.

Casey bids Bohs farewell as he opts to take his career to California
# The Casey For The Defence
# The Casey For The Defence

Casey bids Bohs farewell as he opts to take his career to California

Wed 8:30 PM 7,868 Views 0 Comments

The 23-year-old former Ireland youth international has joined Sacramento Republic in the USL Championship.

'Clearly it was a mistake' - Celtic chief apologises for club’s controversial trip to Dubai
# Regrets
# Regrets

'Clearly it was a mistake' - Celtic chief apologises for club’s controversial trip to Dubai

Wed 8:02 PM 4,166 Views 2 Comments

‘Things haven’t gone the way we wanted to and the outcome is clearly very regrettable,’ says Peter Lawwell.

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