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Rory Murphy

Rory Murphy
All-round lover of sport with a particular interest in golf and football. Very mild obsessions with Ji-Sung Park and Patrice Evra.

Gary Neville Says Mid-Season Manager Sackings Should Be Banned

VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 18: Gary Neville manager of Valencia CF looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Valencia CF and Rapid Vienna at Estadi de Mestalla on February 18, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Fotopress/Getty Images)

Aitor Karanka was the latest victim last week of the cut-throat current environment in the Premier League after being sacked by Middlesbrough. In February, Claudio Ranieri, in one of the most controversial decisions in recent footballing memory, was let go by Leicester City just months after delivering the Premier League title. The practice of dispensing of managers in the middle …

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Dallaglio, Jones and Barnes All Select Their Lions Starting Team

LIONS RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 2, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 11/2/2017 Italy vs Ireland Ireland’s Tadhg Furlong celebrates winning Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Warren Gatland will name his 37-man squad that he will bring south in the summer to take on an imperious New Zealand side a month from today. Following an impressive Six Nations win, England are sure to be well represented with captain Dylan Hartley still in the hunt to lead the Tourists come June. Ireland too, despite an underwhelming campaign, …

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RTÉ Reveal Their Lions XV Following The Six Nations Finale

LIONS NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Dylan Hartley of Northampton and Alun-Wyn Jones of Ospreys look on with referee Romain Poite during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Ospreys at Franklin's Gardens on October 25, 2014 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

With the Six Nations wrapping up for another year, attentions quickly turn to the summer and the Lions tour of New Zealand. A close and competitive championship threw up all sorts of new narratives for the Tourists with Warren Gatland’s squad announcement now just weeks away. We’re no closer to knowing who could captain the side after the leadership of both …

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Arsenal Fans In Full Blown Meltdown Mode As West Brom Cruise Past Sorry Gunners

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Craig Dawson of West Bromwich Albion (L) scores his sides third goal during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on March 18, 2017 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s woes continued on Saturday afternoon as West Brom, thanks mainly to some pathetic defending from set-pieces, handed the Gunners a fourth defeat in five Premier League games. Craig Dawson bagged two headers from set-pieces either side of a scrappy finish from substitute Hal Robson-Kanu. Alexis Sanchez had evened up the scores shortly after Dawson’s first. The loss means the …

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Mino Raiola Rules Out Napoli Move For Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, despite Jose Mourinho claiming before Christmas that he was about to extend his stay at Manchester United, has been reluctant to put pen to paper. He arrived at Old Trafford last summer on an initial one-year deal (with an option to add a further twelve months) after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain ran out. The Swede has scored …

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Four Ways Man United Could Line Up Without Herrera And Pogba

Man United

Paul Pogba hobbled off injured in Manchester United’s win over Rostov after appearing to pull his hamstring early in the second half. Jose Mourinho confirmed the former Juve star would miss his side’s trip to Middlesbrough on Sunday and would have to pull out of international duty. Ander Herrera, following his controversial dismissal at Stamford Bridge on Monday night, will …

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