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Enrique’s Empire Coming Apart At the Seams

Since being left out of the Barcelona starting line up for their 1-0 loss to Sociedad on Monday night, Lionel Messi has covered the pages of dailies across the globe. Rumours that the star player and the manager have fallen out have been rife and today, Enrique has even admitted that the Argentine magician may no longer be happy at …

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JJ Hanrahan Is Leaving Munster

In the past hour Munster have announced that the Irish outhalf will be leaving the club for Northampton.  Player news: JJ Hanrahan will leave Munster for Northampton Saints at end of season http://t.co/UPOyTOhTUe pic.twitter.com/i9QSXxJ84i — Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) January 7, 2015 Shortlisted for the IRB youngplayer of the year in 2012, Hanrahan’s career has not yet reached the heights that …

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VIDEO: On This Day Chelsea 3-5 Man Utd

FA Cup Third Round. January 4th, 1998. Chelsea 3-5 Man Utd  You know the characters. Chelsea were managed by Ruud Guulit and had the likes of Gianluca Viali, Graeme Le Saux and Sparky Hughes on the books. For United, it was the cream of the crop, Giggs, Beckham, Cole, Yorke. We could go on. Bottom line is it was a …

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VIDEO: The Incredible Steven Gerrard LFC TV Interview in Full

It’s been a shock for most Liverpool fans over the past few days with one of the greatest players and servants the club has ever seen announcing his intentions to move on to pastures new at the end of the season.  The quotes that have been emanating from the football world over the past 48 hours in tribute to one …

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Five Talking Points From Spurs vs Chelsea

5-3 to Spurs! What an absolute cracker at White Hart Lane. After potentially the game of the season so far, John Murphy looks at five talking points. 1. It’s Getting Very VERY Interesting They haven’t been losing and after twenty minutes it certainly didn’t look like they were going to start. There was a feeling of inevitability from kick off. …

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Five Talking Points From Stoke vs Man Utd

This was the first Premier League game of 2015. Both teams wanted to start the new year with a bang but the spoils were to be shared with the game finishing 1-1. Here are the five talking points.  1. Ryan Shawcross would start for United all day The former Manchester United centre back has now played over 300 games at …

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VIDEO: Seamus Coleman To Manchester United Is On The Cards

With The Guardian reporting that Manchester United are preparing a bid for Everton’s Seamus Coleman in January, there is now every chance that this move may go ahead.  After a dull nil all draw a few days ago with Tottenham, I wrote that Manchester United right back Rafael Da Silva may simply not be up to par for the Old …

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Brilliant Official Video of Juventus 2014 Highlights

Another amazing year for The Old Lady… All is not well in Italian football, however Juventus have continued to go against the grain with another excellent 12 months. In 2014, Juventus took home the scudetto for the third successive year while Andrea Pirlo also won the Serie A player of the year award yet again. Half way through the 14/15 season …

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Five Talking Points from Liverpool vs Swansea

After a magnificent performance from Liverpool at Anfield, we look at five talking points from the game.  1. Wonderful Simplicity Liverpool’s first goal this evening was magnificent in its simplicity. Nobody did anything special but everyone did the right thing at the right time. Sakho freed Moreno on the left who cut in and found Lallana. Lallana turned and quickly …

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5 Talking Points From Southampton vs Chelsea

It finished 1-1 but what a cracker at St Mary’s. 1. Ronald Koeman should be in the running for Manager of the Year After Brendan Rodgers took the title last May the Manager of the Year accolade may be viewed as somewhat of a poisoned chalice. Nonetheless Koeman’s Southampton this season have been nothing short of outstanding. An incredible start to the season …

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