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Barely Believable Stat Illustrates Just How Talented Jose Mourinho Is As A Manager

Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

From his humble beginnings, starting out as an interpreter for Bobby Robson at Sporting Lisbon, Jose Mourinho has since grown into one of the most well-respected managers of his generation.  Learning more and more about the game during his stints as an assistant at Porto, Barcelona and Benfica in the 1990s and early 2000s, the 54-year-old would eventually stand on his own …

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Watch: Laois Hurler Improvises To Score Ingenious Point

A Laois hurler may have scored one of the most obscure points ever witnessed on Saturday.  Clough-Ballacolla were taking on Abbeyleix in the Laois Senior Hurling Championship for a place in the county final, but the game was overshadowed by one moment of superb improvisation this semi-final will undoubtedly be remembered for. With Clough-Ballacolla running away with the game in the dying …

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Guardiola Provides Update On Ederson Injury Caused By Mane Challenge

TOPSHOT - Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane (R) challenges Manchester City's Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson (L), a challenge for which he is sent off, during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on September 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Taking the odd knock is part and parcel of being a top level goalkeeper, but Manchester City’s newly-appointed shot-stopper on Saturday took a bigger hit than average against Liverpool.  Advancing from his area to clear a long ball with his head, Ederson showed huge bravery as Sadio Mane came in with his boot raised in an attempt to also win …

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Liverpool Fans React To 5-0 Drubbing At Hands Of Man City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool dejected at full time during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Liverpool have succumbed to their first defeat of the season – a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City. Having started the season positively with a draw and two wins, Liverpool went into Saturday afternoon’s clash with the Citizens in confident mood. However, what transpired has understandably left some Reds more than a little worried. With the game finely …

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Van Gaal Eviscerates Manchester United Board Over ‘Orchestrated’ Sacking

Manchester United have started off the current Premier League season in blistering form.  Jose Mourinho, it seems, is in the process of turning the club’s fortunes around and making this side genuine title contenders this season with big name signings like Nemanja Matic, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku all adding to the allure now surrounding the north-west club. However, prior …

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