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Nick Menezes

Nick Menezes
Nick is a soccer, GAA and rugby fanatic who has a worrying obsession with the Irish football team. His articles focus on Irish football and he also writes some light-hearted pieces, particularly quirky starting XIs.

Analysis: The FA Cup Fourth Round Was Certainly One To Remember

SUTTON, GREATER LONDON - JANUARY 29: Jamie Collins of Sutton United (L) scores his sides first goal from the penalty spot during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Sutton United and Leeds United at Borough Sports Ground on January 29, 2017 in Sutton, Greater London. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

This weekend has brought about some shock results that will go down in FA Cup history, with Wolves, Lincoln City, Oxford, Millwall and Sutton United amongst those to hit the headlines. It is also the first time in the history of the competition that two non-league teams have progressed to the fifth round. The first game of the round saw …

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The XI Of English Footballers Over-Hyped By The Media At A Young Age

English LONDON - NOVEMBER 21: Micah Richards of England in action during the Euro 2008 Group E qualifying match between England and Croatia at Wembley Stadium on November 21, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

In the past, the English media have been guilty of over-hyping a number of their country’s players. Nearly every young Englishman touted with an international call-up is either the next Gascoigne or Rooney but not many live up to the expectation. This XI gives just a few of the many Englishmen over-hyped by their media. Although some of these players …

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Robbie Brady’s Move To Crystal Palace Looks To Have Fallen Apart

2016 UEFA European Championship Round Of 16, Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon, France 26/6/2016 Republic of Ireland vs France Ireland's Robbie Brady at the end of the game

Sunderland have accepted a 14-million pound offer for Patrick Van Aanholt meaning that their pursuit of Robbie Brady looks to be over. Sky Sports have reported that the 26 year old who joined the Black Cats in 2014 from Chelsea looks set to team up with former Sunderland boss Sam Alardyce at Selhurst Park. With both teams in a relegation dog …

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Aston Villa Man Jack Grealish Set For Premier League Switch [Report]

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND- DECEMBER 10: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on December 10, 2016 in Birmingham, England (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Jack Grealish could be in line for a move to Middlesbrough. The Premier League side could move for the attacker should Gaston Ramirez depart for Leicester City. The Daily Mail claim that should key Uruguayan midfielder Ramirez depart for the champions, the Villa man could be tasked with filling the void. The England under-21 international has had an impressive season for …

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Noel King’s Ireland Under-21 Side Receive Tough European Championships Draw

UEFA Under 21 EURO 2017 Qualifier, RSC, Waterford 2/9/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Slovenia Republic of Ireland manager Noel King Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Ireland’s under-21 side face a tough task in reaching the 2019 European Championships in Italy. The underage Boys in Green have been drawn against Germany, Israel, Norway, Azerbaijan and Kosovo. Noel King’s side have failed to impress in their last several Euro qualifying campaigns, with the 2015 version resulting in a fourth place finish behind Italy, Serbia and Slovenia. This …

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5 Potential Replacements For John Terry Should He Leave Chelsea

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 17: Marquinhos of Brazil celebrates scoring the 4th goal during the Men's Semifinal Football match at Maracana Stadium on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Last season, John Terry was widely expected to leave Chelsea after a new contact failed to be trashed out. However, the Stamford Bridge legend decided to play on for another season, only for his game time to be gradually restricted due to poor form. Although it has been reported that Terry will not leave Chelsea in January, Antonio Conte will surely be …

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Patrice Evra In Talks Over Move To French Giants

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10: Patrice Evra of France reacts during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Patrice Evra is set to undergo talks with Marseille. The former Manchester United player has been linked with a return to the Premier League in recent weeks. According to Sky Sports, the Frenchman will open negotiations to move back to his native county with the Ligue 1 giants. Evra has also been linked with fellow French side Lyon but Rudi Garcia’s …

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