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Soccer - Friday 15 January, 2021

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 Fri 11:59 AM 22,699 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

Fri 9:06 AM 4,445 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 6,230 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 49,379 Views 41 Comments

Stoke City confirmed the news in a statement this evening.

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

Bilbao stun Real Madrid to reach Super Cup final

Thu 10:35 PM 5,697 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 6,491 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 6,842 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 3,571 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 20,521 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 7,277 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 2,302 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 15,248 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 9,420 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 14,473 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 7,026 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 9,909 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 2,703 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 8,175 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 7,121 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 9,962 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 3,008 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 4,663 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 7,909 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 4,182 Views 2 Comments

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

Preston boss expresses delight after Ireland midfielder signs long-term deal
# Golden Browne
# Golden Browne

Preston boss expresses delight after Ireland midfielder signs long-term deal

Wed 7:15 PM 9,560 Views 1 Comment

Club captain Alan Browne has committed himself to the Championship outfit until the summer of 2024.

Aston Villa and Ireland U19 winger embarks on League Two loan move
# Walsall Pact
# Walsall Pact

Aston Villa and Ireland U19 winger embarks on League Two loan move

Wed 5:49 PM 6,827 Views 0 Comments

Tyreik Wright will continue his development by spending the remainder of the season with Walsall.

Hull City snap up Puskas Award nominee Jordan Flores from Dundalk
# Tiger King
# Tiger King

Hull City snap up Puskas Award nominee Jordan Flores from Dundalk

Wed 5:08 PM 7,244 Views 6 Comments

The 25-year-old is returning to his native England after spending two seasons in the League of Ireland.

Man United defender Fosu-Mensah makes permanent Bundesliga switch
# Exit
# Exit

Man United defender Fosu-Mensah makes permanent Bundesliga switch

Wed 4:53 PM 7,886 Views 4 Comments

The Dutchman made 30 appearances in all competitions and has joined Bayer Leverkusen for a fee in the region of £1.75m.

Steve Bruce in no immediate danger of the sack despite Newcastle freefall
# Job Security
# Job Security

Steve Bruce in no immediate danger of the sack despite Newcastle freefall

Wed 11:09 AM 3,187 Views 3 Comments

The Magpies last night became the first side to be beaten by Sheffield United this season.

Ireland striker Ronan Curtis recovering following Covid-19 diagnosis
# On The Mend
# On The Mend

Ireland striker Ronan Curtis recovering following Covid-19 diagnosis

Wed 9:39 AM 3,040 Views 1 Comment

Portsmouth striker developed Covid symptoms and tested positive, but is now ‘feeling fine’.

Soccer - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Liverpool trip couldn't come at a better time - Solskjaer
# Flying High
# Flying High

Liverpool trip couldn't come at a better time - Solskjaer

Tue 11:30 PM 11,861 Views 16 Comments

Manchester Untied have now replaced Liverpool at the top of the league ahead of their trip to Anfield on Sunday.

Atletico stretch lead at top of La Liga with Sevilla win
# In Control
# In Control

Atletico stretch lead at top of La Liga with Sevilla win

Tue 11:18 PM 4,447 Views 1 Comment

Diego Simeone’s side were 2-0 winners against Sevilla.

Goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly latest to leave Stephen Kenny's backroom staff
# Another Exit
# Another Exit

Goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly latest to leave Stephen Kenny's backroom staff

Tue 10:53 PM 43,368 Views 35 Comments

Kelly says he has stepped away over concerns about Covid-19.

Goals from Keane and Iwobi help Everton maintain challenge for Champions League spot
# Keep It Steady
# Keep It Steady

Goals from Keane and Iwobi help Everton maintain challenge for Champions League spot

Tue 10:40 PM 4,117 Views 4 Comments

The Toffees secured a 2-1 win against Wolves to get back into the Premier League’s top four.

Pogba strike sends Manchester United top of the Premier League
# At The Summit
# At The Summit

Pogba strike sends Manchester United top of the Premier League

Tue 10:24 PM 35,914 Views 81 Comments

United were 1-0 winners away to Burnley, ahead of Sunday’s trip to Anfield.

League debut for Irish U21 international McNamara as Millwall hold high-flying Bournemouth
# Making His Bow
# Making His Bow

League debut for Irish U21 international McNamara as Millwall hold high-flying Bournemouth

Tue 10:11 PM 4,494 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, QPR were 2-0 winners away to Luton Town.

Irish U21 internationals on the scoresheet in EFL Trophy wins for Lincoln and Peterborough
# Wrap
# Wrap

Irish U21 internationals on the scoresheet in EFL Trophy wins for Lincoln and Peterborough

Tue 9:15 PM 4,677 Views 1 Comment

Zach Elbouzedi and Jack Taylor were on target for their sides, with Aiden McGeady also making an impact for Sunderland.

Highly rated Dublin-born full-back returns to Championship club
# Hot Prospect
# Hot Prospect

Highly rated Dublin-born full-back returns to Championship club

Tue 8:34 PM 12,337 Views 0 Comments

Peter Kioso is back at Luton, after a successful loan spell at Bolton.

10-man Newcastle beaten as Sheffield United finally record Premier League win
# Sharp From The Spot
# Sharp From The Spot

10-man Newcastle beaten as Sheffield United finally record Premier League win

Tue 8:14 PM 4,738 Views 1 Comment

A Billy Sharp penalty earned the Blades a first win in 21 league matches.

Aston Villa and Premier League discussing possible postponement of Everton clash
# In Doubt
# In Doubt

Aston Villa and Premier League discussing possible postponement of Everton clash

Tue 8:05 PM 4,375 Views 3 Comments

Villa’s Covid issues persist, having had to field a youth team in last week’s FA Cup tie with Liverpool.