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Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.

Rondon In Tears At Describing James McCarthy’s Leg Break

A freak occurrence in January still haunts Salomon Rondon. The West Brom striker, currently on loan with Newcastle, played a fateful game against Everton in January. In attempting to shoot at Goodison Park, Rondon instead kicked the leg of midfielder James McCarthy, who suffered a tibular and fibular fracture compounded in the process. McCarthy was ruled out for the remainder …

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Matt Doherty Dicusses ‘Old School’ Martin O’Neill Ireland Training

The resignation of Martin O’Neill as Ireland manager has reignited the long-running debate over the style of play under the Derry man. Ireland have never been renowned for their expansive, attacking football, particularly under the likes of Giovanni Trappattoni. But Martin O’Neill’s tenure was particularly partial to dull football in which possession was a dirty word. While a forward-looking O’Neill …

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Roach Reunites With Pacquiao For January Fight: Report

Veteran trainer Freddie Roach has agreed to reunite with Manny Pacquiao for the Filipino fighter’s bout with Adrien Broner in January, it was reported on Wednesday. A Sports Illustrated report, citing a text message from Roach, said he had agreed to work with Pacquiao again following late-night talks with the fighter on Tuesday. “Manny reached out directly,” Roach was quoted …

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Premier League Reject Calls For Stronger Foreign Quotas Post-Brexit

The Premier League have released a statement in light of reports today suggesting some big changes incoming for English football. In light of the impending Brexit deal, whatever form that may take, the status of many foreign Premier League players has come into question. Work permits and other obstacles in a post-Brexit Premier League will limit the movement of players, …

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Martin O’Neill Releases Statement After Ireland Departure

John Delaney

Martin O’Neill has broken his silence in the aftermath of his departure from the Republic of Ireland set-up. The Derry man finally left the managerial post this morning after five years at the helm, along with assistant boss Roy Keane. His much-criticised tenure did have a number of highlights, with a home win over World Cup champions Germany and a …

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Chinese Football To Impose Salary Cap: Report

Chinese football is set to introduce more exacting regulations from next season to dampen spending by clubs, including a salary cap, state media said on Wednesday. The latest rules will help curb “irrational” investments and see all domestic professional players sign new contracts starting in 2019, Xinhua news agency cited sources with the Chinese Football Association (CFA) as saying. The …

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PSG Have Nervous Wait On Injuries Ahead Of Vital Liverpool Clash

Paris Saint-Germain were anxiously waiting Wednesday for the results of scans on injuries to Neymar and Kylian Mbappe just days before their crucial Champions League clash with Liverpool. Neymar limped off after just eight minutes of Brazil’s 1-0 friendly win against Cameroon on Wednesday. The Brazilian forward had treatment for an apparent groin problem after just five minutes and collapsed …

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Joe Duffy Pulled From December Comeback Fight

The career of ‘Irish’ Joe Duffy has suffered another setback. It’s been a year since we last saw the promising Donegal man in the Octagon. On that occasion, he was bested by lightweight contender James Vick. That fight followed much deliberation about whether to stay in the UFC or test the free agency waters. Despite signing a new deal with …

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Bellini Ruled Out As ‘Angry’ Italians Prepare For All Blacks

Mattia Bellini has been ruled out injured as Italy prepare for their final Test of the November series against world champions New Zealand in Rome amid frustration at having two tries disallowed in their weekend loss to Australia. Zebre wing Bellini, 24, scored Italy’s only try in the 26-7 defeat to the Wallabies in Padua on Saturday before going off …

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