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Rory Murphy
Lover of all sports with a particular interest in golf, football and rugby union. Very mild obsessions with Ji-Sung Park and Patrice Evra.

Barcelona Have Revealed Exactly How Much Liverpool Wanted For Philippe Coutinho

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 29: Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool FC looks on during the Preseason Friendly match between Hertha BSC and FC Liverpool at Olympiastadion on July 29, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

Despite a transfer request, as many as four official bids and a supposed refusal to play, Philippe Coutinho will remain at Liverpool until January at the latest. Barcelona identified the Brazilian as one of their primary targets in the wake of Neymar’s shock move to Paris Saint-Germain early last month and seemed utterly determined to get their man before the Spanish …

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Manchester United Fans Are Seriously Annoyed With The Decision To Again Loan Out Andreas Pereira

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It was announced late last night that 21-year-old Andreas Pereira would once again be leaving Manchester United on loan. The Brazilian attacker joined the English club aged 15 and progressed gradually through the academy before making his first team debut in 2014. He impressed in his too seldom cameos and it was hoped prior to the start of last season …

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We’ve Ranked Every PRO14 Jersey Ahead Of The New Season

Dublin , Ireland - 23 August 2017; PRO14 players, from left, CJ Velleman of Southern Kings, Tommaso Castello of Zebre, Ryan Wilson of Glasgow Warriors, Iain Henderson of Ulster, Tiernan O'Halloran of Connacht, Niell Jordaan of Toyota Cheetahs, Ken Owens of Scarlets, Isa Nacewa of Leinster, CJ Stander of Munster, Mark Bennett of Edinburgh, Gethin Jenkins of Cardiff Blues, Dan Lydiate of Ospreys, Cory Hill of Dragons and Dean Budd of Benetton, at the Guinness PRO14 season launch at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The PRO14, with new teams and unfamiliar structures, finally gets underway this weekend with three intriguing games on Friday evening. The league was officially launched last week in the Aviva Stadium and it gave us our first chance to see all the new jerseys together. And that got us thinking, who has the best one? So, after a lot of …

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Quiz: Can You Name The Starting XV From Munster’s Opening Game Of Last Season?

Munster

Munster will kick off the new PRO14 season on Friday evening when they host Benetton in Irish Independent Park in Cork. It’s one of three mouthwatering games on the opening night with Ulster’s clash with the Toyota Cheetahs and Cardiff’s match against Edinburgh kicking off simultaneously at 19:35 GMT. Following a brilliant season in 2016/17, hopes are high in the …

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Former Manchester United Academy Sensation Reveals He’s Hoping To Make Ireland’s Squad For The 2018 World Cup

As we enter into the final furlongs of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign, the Boys in Green are in very good shape. Having gone unbeaten thus far, Martin O’Neill’s side are second in Group D, behind Serbia – who they face next week – only on goal difference. This weekend, they will travel to Tbilisi to take on …

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Liverpool Have Agreed A Club Record Fee For Naby Keita

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - APRIL 29: Naby Keita of RB Leipzig is challenged by Almog Cohen and Stefan Lex of FC Ingolstadt 04 during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Ingolstadt 04 at Red Bull Arena on April 29, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita had been linked for much of the summer with a move to Liverpool but, recently, the deal had seemed to be dead. However, reports breaking this afternoon suggest the Reds have now agreed a club record fee with the German club that will see the player join in July 2018. According to the ever-reliable Paul Joyce …

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People Were Absolutely Loving Gary Neville’s Commentary On Liverpool’s Annihilation Of Arsenal

Neville Liverpool

A rampant Liverpool side cruised to a 4-0 win over Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday afternoon as the Gunners showed us all just how much trouble they’re really in. Arsene Wenger’s charges, almost to a man, put in fairly listless performances on Merseyside and the heavy defeat was no less than they deserved. Supporters were left fuming at yet another …

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Watch: ‘I’m Looking Forward To Kicking Again’ – McGregor Talks UFC Return

McGregor

Conor McGregor is expected to return to the UFC following his TKO defeat to Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. While he couldn’t pull off the shock he was promising, it was a commendable performance from the Dubliner but the more restrictive rules of boxing evidently aggravated him. On multiple occasions, Mayweather gave up his back …

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