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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.

Chelsea Line Up Lazio Duo And Middlesbrough Prospect

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United battles for the ball with Adama Traore of Middlesbrough during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Middlesbrough at Old Trafford on December 31, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Chelsea are weighing up bids for Lazio duo Felipe Anderson and Stefan de Vrij as well as a shock move for Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore. Blues boss Antonio Conte is said to be interested in the Lazio pair and is familiar with them from his time as manager in the Serie A. The Express report that the Pensioners are preparing a £70 …

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Luke Shaw Could Be Set For A Manchester United Summer Exit [Report]

BRUGGE, BELGIUM - AUGUST 25: Luke Shaw of Manchester United warms up during the Manchester United training session held at Jan Breydel Stadium on August 25, 2015 in Brugge, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Following speculation that Antoine Griezman could arrive at Manchester United in the summer, rumours of a departure are surfacing. The Independent are suggesting that Luke Shaw could be sold by Jose Mourinho when the summer transfer window opens. Shaw has been with United since 2014 but has only racked up 28 league appearances at Old Trafford since his arrival from Southampton. …

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Nobody Is Happy As Juventus Unveil Controversial New Logo

TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 14: Juventus FC logo at The Juventus Stadium during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Juventus FC and Sevilla FC at Juventus Stadium on September 14, 2016 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Juventus have unveiled a new club logo. The new design has received mixed reviews since its release, and has not gone down well with all fans. Andrea Agnelli:il nuovo logo definisce un senso di appartenenza e uno stile che permette di comunicare il nostro modo di essere #2beJuventus pic.twitter.com/e3h8zUxGJs — JuventusFC (@juventusfc) January 16, 2017 Despite the relatively contemporary look to …

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Manchester United Linked With Moves For Two Highly Rated Young Players

Manchester United GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 23: Kieran Tierney of Celtic celebrates victory during the Betfred Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Manchester United have been linked with two exciting prospects this morning. Kieran Tierney of Celtic and Brazilian youngster Vinicius Junior of Flamengo are both reported targets for the Red Devils. United have had a quiet transfer window with a scuppered Victor Lidelof deal the only noteworthy action this January. However Tierney and Junior represent two targets that could fit into the …

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Dundalk Sign Former Chelsea Midfielder Conor Clifford

Republic of Ireland Squad Training 10/10/2012 Conor Clifford and Aiden McGeady Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Dundalk have announced the signing of former Chelsea player Conor Clifford. The 25-year-old has joined the League of Ireland champions following a spell at non-league Boreham Wood. Clifford captained the Blues to FA Youth Cup success in 2010 and has drawn comparisons to Frank Lampard in the past. The Dublin native previously played for Leicester City and Southend while he …

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Robbie Keane Linked With Move To Irish Packed Preston

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Robbie Keane #7 of Los Angeles Galaxy attempts a shot in front of Brad Evans #3 of Seattle Sounders FC during the Western Conference Final at StubHub Center on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Former Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane has been linked with a shock move to Preston North End. Keane has been a free agent since leaving LA Galaxy at the end of the MLS season. The Birmingham Mail have suggested that Simon Grayson’s side could move for the 36-year-old who has indicated a desire to prolong his playing career. The Dubliner called …

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Marseille Set To Enter Talks With West Ham Want-Away Dimitri Payet

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Dimitri Payet of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Dimitri Payet could finally be on his way out of London with a return to France seemingly on the cards. Sky Sports have reported that the 29-year-old French attacker could be set for a return to former club Marseille. Payet is set to meet Marseille president Jaques-Henri Eyraud in an attempt to thrash out a deal having indicated his desire to …

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Opinion: Why Daryl Horgan Should Start for Ireland Against Wales

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Oriel Park, Dundalk 23/10/2016 Dundalk vs Bohemians Dundalk's Daryl Horgan

Daryl Horgan is in the process of becoming a fan favourite at Preston North End following the perfect start. It might not be long before he becomes a fan favourite with Ireland The Galweigen was thrust straight into the action against promotion chasers Brighton and Hove Albion. He failed to disappoint by providing an unbelievable assist and fearfully parading up his flank …

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Thomas Muller Emerges As Potential Diego Costa Replacement As Chelsea Assess Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Diego Costa (C) of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on December 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

The Premier League community was thrown into shock following Diego Costa’s dropping after a bust-up with the Chelsea’s Management. Conte’s decision to drop the striker had no bearing on yesterday’s 3-0 result against champions Leicester with a replacement being reportedly lined up for the Spanish international. The Express claim that Chelsea are targeting a £75million pounds move for Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller. …

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An XI Of League of Ireland Players That Could Break Into The Ireland Squad

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Turners Cross, Cork 3/6/2016 Cork City vs Dundalk Sean Maguire of Cork with Brian Gartland of Dundalk Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Having looked at a number of ‘Granny Rule’ players that could make up an Irish XI, we now look at some League of Ireland options that could push themselves into Martin O’Neill’s plans. O’Neill has always had the openness to explore the eligibility rule that has served Ireland well over the years. However, many League of Ireland fans have vented their anger that …

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