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Soccer - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Ex-Ireland international suspended in Scotland after criticising match official
# Jim Goodwin
# Jim Goodwin

Ex-Ireland international suspended in Scotland after criticising match official

Thu 8:26 PM 7,860 Views 2 Comments

The St Mirren boss had claimed referee Don Robertson “cost” his side a place in the top six.

Swansea vow to continue fight against online abuse as social media boycott ends
# Fighting Back
# Fighting Back

Swansea vow to continue fight against online abuse as social media boycott ends

Thu 7:53 PM 1,454 Views 1 Comment

The Welsh club did not post on social media for seven days after their players suffered repeated racial abuse online.

Galway United walkover labelled 'an absolute mockery' by Shelbourne boss
# Reaction
# Reaction

Galway United walkover labelled 'an absolute mockery' by Shelbourne boss

Thu 7:11 PM 9,065 Views 2 Comments

John Caulfield’s side were given a 3-0 win after their game against Cabinteely was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Championship side reward Ireland U21 striker with long-term deal
# Forward Planning
# Forward Planning

Championship side reward Ireland U21 striker with long-term deal

Thu 5:45 PM 8,415 Views 0 Comments

Joshua Kayode has extended his contract with Rotherham United until the summer of 2024.

New Spurs sponsor Dulux 'deeply sorry' over deleted tweets mocking the club
# Faux Pas
# Faux Pas

New Spurs sponsor Dulux 'deeply sorry' over deleted tweets mocking the club

Updated Thu 5:24 PM 15,058 Views 11 Comments

They made fun of the club’s lack of recent silverware, posting a picture of an empty trophy cabinet.

'Racism charges were not proven' - Anger over Czech star's 10-match ban
# Punishment
# Punishment

'Racism charges were not proven' - Anger over Czech star's 10-match ban

Thu 1:21 PM 3,317 Views 2 Comments

Ondrej Kudela will likely miss Euro 2021 because of the suspension.

1000-1 underdogs aim to shock Man United
# Hope
# Hope

1000-1 underdogs aim to shock Man United

Thu 12:38 PM 7,831 Views 1 Comment

Diego Martinez believes Granada can pull off a big upset.

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night
# Analysis
# Analysis

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night

Thu 12:04 PM 37,297 Views 48 Comments

The Reds were left frustrated amid a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield.

Maturing Foden delights Guardiola as Man City reach semi-finals
# Young Star
# Young Star

Maturing Foden delights Guardiola as Man City reach semi-finals

Thu 11:27 AM 2,697 Views 1 Comment

Phil Foden’s two goals in the tie helped City beat Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate in the Champions League last eight.

'You can flip where Dundalk are now at the end of the season because they will be challenging'
# FALSE POSITION
# FALSE POSITION

'You can flip where Dundalk are now at the end of the season because they will be challenging'

Thu 12:05 AM 4,804 Views 2 Comments

Stephen O’Donnell will not be underestimating the Lilywhites ahead of his side’s clash at Oriel Park this weekend.

Soccer - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Klopp: 'We didn't lose the tie tonight, we lost it in Madrid'
# Reaction
# Reaction

Klopp: 'We didn't lose the tie tonight, we lost it in Madrid'

Wed 10:59 PM 5,139 Views 8 Comments

Liverpool are out of the Champions League as a goalless draw at Anfield failed to overturn a 3-1 first leg loss to Real Madrid.

Police probe launched as Liverpool apologise to Real Madrid after window of team bus smashed
# Statement
# Statement

Police probe launched as Liverpool apologise to Real Madrid after window of team bus smashed

Updated Wed 10:46 PM 14,584 Views 12 Comments

The club has condemned the behaviour of those responsible, calling it ‘totally unacceptable and shameful.’

Historic quadruple still on as Man City progress to Champions League semis
# Winning
# Winning

Historic quadruple still on as Man City progress to Champions League semis

Wed 10:14 PM 9,281 Views 8 Comments

Pep Guardiola’s men survived a scare as Jude Bellingham gave Dortmund the lead.

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate
# Report
# Report

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate

Wed 9:53 PM 26,641 Views 50 Comments

A 3-1 first-leg loss proved costly for the Reds.

17-year-old English starlet becomes second-youngest scorer in Champions League knockout history
# Prodigy
# Prodigy

17-year-old English starlet becomes second-youngest scorer in Champions League knockout history

Wed 8:58 PM 10,555 Views 4 Comments

Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham registered the opening goal against Manchester City.

Paul Pogba to star in Amazon documentary series
# Closer Look
# Closer Look

Paul Pogba to star in Amazon documentary series

Wed 8:16 PM 8,184 Views 12 Comments

The Pogmentary will follow the life of the France international, giving a unique insight into his life on and off the pitch and will air in 2022.

Rangers' Kamara 'vindicated' but lawyer claims Kudela should be banned for one year
# UEFA
# UEFA

Rangers' Kamara 'vindicated' but lawyer claims Kudela should be banned for one year

Updated Wed 7:34 PM 5,777 Views 5 Comments

The Slavia Prague defender was given a 10-game ban being found guilty of racist behaviour towards the Ibrox midfielder.

'We had amateur players who were going to work in Lidl, in hospitals as nurses' - Shiels
# Feat
# Feat

'We had amateur players who were going to work in Lidl, in hospitals as nurses' - Shiels

Wed 7:10 PM 3,766 Views 3 Comments

The Northern Ireland boss hailed ‘the greatest sporting achievement that I can think of’.

As it happened: Liverpool vs Real Madrid, Champions League quarter-final second leg

As it happened: Liverpool vs Real Madrid, Champions League quarter-final second leg

Wed 7:08 PM 20,839 Views 12 Comments

Jurgen Klopp’s toothless side were knocked out in a goalless draw at Anfield.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says red background has affected Man United's home form
# Claim
# Claim

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says red background has affected Man United's home form

Wed 5:38 PM 9,653 Views 15 Comments

Tuesday marked 25 years to the day since Sir Alex Ferguson famously ordered his players to change from their grey kit to a blue-and-white strip midway through a 3-1 loss.

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed
# Keith Quinn
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# Keith Quinn

Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed

Wed 3:47 PM 91,046 Views 26 Comments

The court heard that Quinn had “a very significant gambling problem”.

Arteta calls on 'big players to create the magic moments' ahead of Slavia Prague clash
# Europa League
# Europa League

Arteta calls on 'big players to create the magic moments' ahead of Slavia Prague clash

Wed 2:49 PM 1,965 Views 2 Comments

Next season could be Arsenal’s first without European football since the 1995-96 campaign.

Punish players who cover their mouths to talk to opponents – Seedorf
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Punish players who cover their mouths to talk to opponents – Seedorf

Wed 12:15 PM 8,204 Views 2 Comments

The former Holland international believes transparency is key in the fight against racism in football.

Bayern boss Flick mulls future after Champions League exit
# Next Destination
# Next Destination

Bayern boss Flick mulls future after Champions League exit

Wed 9:51 AM 5,411 Views 5 Comments

Flick has been tipped to become Germany’s next head coach after the European Championships.

Soccer - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Kante-inspired Chelsea survive late Porto stunner to advance to first CL semi in 7 years
# Midas Tuch
# Midas Tuch

Kante-inspired Chelsea survive late Porto stunner to advance to first CL semi in 7 years

Tue 10:29 PM 8,675 Views 19 Comments

A sensational overhead kick by Mehdi Taremi put the squeeze on late but Chelsea advanced to the last four.

Northern Ireland see off Ukraine in second leg to qualify for first ever major tournament
# Euros-bound
# Euros-bound

Northern Ireland see off Ukraine in second leg to qualify for first ever major tournament

Tue 10:19 PM 5,955 Views 6 Comments

Kenny Shiels’ side beat the Republic’s conquerors 4-1 on aggregate to progress to next year’s finals.

PSG edge epic Champions League tussle with champions Bayern despite second-leg defeat
# Continental Classic
# Continental Classic

PSG edge epic Champions League tussle with champions Bayern despite second-leg defeat

Tue 10:11 PM 20,443 Views 11 Comments

Neymar twice hit the woodwork for PSG in the first half and Choupo-Moting then put Bayern in front five minutes before the break.

This wonder goal by Burke from halfway line helps Shamrock Rovers to victory over Derry City
# Pick It Out
# Pick It Out

This wonder goal by Burke from halfway line helps Shamrock Rovers to victory over Derry City

Updated Tue 9:46 PM 7,261 Views 2 Comments

Graham Burke’s strike put the league champions ahead 2-0 at half-time.

Irish duo start as Swansea go third in the Championship and Sunderland promotion hopes dented
# Around The Grounds
# Around The Grounds

Irish duo start as Swansea go third in the Championship and Sunderland promotion hopes dented

Tue 8:50 PM 6,498 Views 0 Comments

Another win for Conor Hourihane and Ryan Manning tonight.

'I've never seen anyone like Haaland at this club' - Reus
# Difference Maker
# Difference Maker

'I've never seen anyone like Haaland at this club' - Reus

Tue 7:31 PM 8,893 Views 5 Comments

The Dortmund captain is back to his best after struggling with poor form and injury this season.

Sam Allardyce says VAR is becoming a laughing stock
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Sam Allardyce says VAR is becoming a laughing stock

Tue 7:12 PM 3,697 Views 2 Comments

Another controversial decision was made in West Brom’s 3-0 win against Southampton.

Jurgen Klopp strives for perfection to pull off Real Madrid comeback
# Hope
# Hope

Jurgen Klopp strives for perfection to pull off Real Madrid comeback

Tue 6:55 PM 3,057 Views 0 Comments

Left-back Andy Robertson said the players have a responsibility to create the atmosphere themselves.

Sancho to miss Champions League return leg with Manchester City
# Still On The Sidelines
# Still On The Sidelines

Sancho to miss Champions League return leg with Manchester City

Tue 1:40 PM 3,144 Views 4 Comments

The German side go into the game looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit.

Perez voted in for sixth term as president of Real Madrid
# Los Blancos
# Los Blancos

Perez voted in for sixth term as president of Real Madrid

Tue 11:22 AM 3,453 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile Real captain Sergio Ramos has tested positive for Covid-19.

Ancelotti says Everton are still in the Europe fight despite Brighton draw
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Ancelotti says Everton are still in the Europe fight despite Brighton draw

Tue 8:02 AM 2,426 Views 3 Comments

The result leaves Everton eighth, four points behind sixth-placed Liverpool and seven behind West Ham in fourth.

'Feels like yesterday making my first' - 50th Irish cap for Arsenal star as World Cup qualifiers loom
# Milestone
# Milestone

'Feels like yesterday making my first' - 50th Irish cap for Arsenal star as World Cup qualifiers loom

Tue 7:00 AM 2,297 Views 1 Comment

Katie McCabe reached the half century mark against Belgium on Sunday.

Soccer - Monday 12 April, 2021

Callum Robinson scores as West Brom boost slender survival hopes and Everton frustrated by Brighton
# Escape To Victory
# Escape To Victory

Callum Robinson scores as West Brom boost slender survival hopes and Everton frustrated by Brighton

Updated Mon 10:28 PM 9,753 Views 6 Comments

Albion are eight points from Premier League safety with seven games left.

Rangers-Celtic Cup tie among sports events moved to avoid clash with Duke of Edinburgh's funeral
# Mark Of Respect
# Mark Of Respect

Rangers-Celtic Cup tie among sports events moved to avoid clash with Duke of Edinburgh's funeral

Updated Mon 6:21 PM 7,524 Views 17 Comments

A host of sporting fixtures in the UK have switched times to avoid overlapping with the ceremony.

Spurs to take action after Son Heung-min racially abused following Man United defeat
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

Spurs to take action after Son Heung-min racially abused following Man United defeat

Mon 1:54 PM 10,335 Views 14 Comments

The South Korean was targeted both in replies to a tweet from Tottenham’s official account and in the comments section on his most recent Instagram post.

'Teacher's pet' emerges as Tuchel's star pupil
# Backing
# Backing

'Teacher's pet' emerges as Tuchel's star pupil

Mon 1:37 PM 7,098 Views 1 Comment

The Chelsea boss has acknowledged Mason Mount’s growing value to the team.