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Rory Murphy

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.

Jose Mourinho Opens Up On This Summer’s Transfer Window

Mourinho

Last summer was a record-breaking time for Manchester United as the English giants posted astronomical profits despite signing the world’s most expensive player.  Paul Pogba was joined at Old Trafford by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly in what is commonly regarded as one of the most successful windows for the club since the turn of the century. This week, …

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Five Alternatives To Antoine Griezmann For Manchester United

Manchester United

Just a week ago, it seemed like Manchester United had all but secured the signing of Antoine Griezmann after a flurry of reports suggested the deal was effectively done. In the past days however, comments from Atletico Madrid, conflicting stories and a club denial have all cast the move in doubt. If the Frenchman doesn’t arrive, we’ve analysed five alternatives …

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Shane Williams Picks His Scottish Dominated Lions XV Following The First Round Of The Six Nations

Lions Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

The British and Irish Lions take on New Zealand in their first test match on June 24th. Who Warren Gatland will start that day remains anyone’s guess. Shane Williams is the latest man to name his preferred XV for the Tourists off the back of this weekend’s Six Nations results. After Scotland’s 27-22 win over Ireland, Vern Cotter’s men dominate …

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The Winners And Losers From An Amazing Premier League Weekend

Premier League

You couldn’t have predicted on Friday that we would have been treated to such a dramatic weekend of Premier League football with only Arsenal’s trip to Chelsea promising entertainment. However, one of the highest scoring game-weeks of the season brought controversy, high-quality football and some shock results. Winners: Chelsea Is what we’ll be writing by late April… Antonio Conte’s charges …

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Five Quick Conclusions As Manchester United Punish A Woeful Leicester Performance

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Manchester United (C) celebrates with team mates Ander Herrera (21) and Juan Mata (8) as he scores their first goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Shaun

After defeats yesterday for both Arsenal and Liverpool, it was imperative Manchester United collect all three points at the home of the champions. Leicester made a decent start and United struggled to break down Claudio Ranieri’s side but two quickfire goals shortly before half-time from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent the Reds on their way. Juan Mata added a third …

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Six Exciting Ways Manchester United Could Lineup If Antoine Griezmann Arrives

Manchester United

Depending on who you believe, Antoine Griezmann is either basically a Manchester United player, considering a deal or completely satisfied at Atletico Madrid. However, it is looking increasingly likely that the diminutive Frenchman will make the switch to his supposed boyhood love that is the Theatre of Dreams. But with the outrageously talented options already at Jose Mourinho’s disposal, where …

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Manchester United Vs Leicester: Confirmed Lineups For A Must-Win Game For Both Sides

Manchester United

Manchester United have played few more important games since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement than today’s trip to Leicester. After both Arsenal and Liverpool were beaten yesterday, it’s time United finally rediscover their winning form and punish the mistakes of those above them. In their way stand a struggling Leicester. The champions are yet to win in 2017 and find themselves …

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Twitter In Flying Form As Liverpool Are Beaten Again At Hull

HULL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts during the Premier League match between Hull City and Liverpool at KCOM Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Hull, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s dreadful 2017 form continued on Saturday afternoon as they went down 2-0 to Marco Silva’s resurgent Hull side. A clanger from Simon Mignolet in the first half allowed Alfred N’Diaye to poke home the opener from close range. Kinell Mignolet pic.twitter.com/rpcQzuLN0z — Wayne Ellis (@wayneellis1974) 4 February 2017 The Belgian came in for yet more criticism on social media. …

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Twitter Reacts As Scotland And Ireland Open The Six Nations With An Absolute Thriller

Ireland

The opening game of the 2017 Six Nations Championship certainly didn’t disappoint as Scotland and Ireland battled out an absolute thriller.  Scotland ran riot in the first half as Joe Schmidt’s side faltered, with their set-pieces disappointing in particular. Stuart Hogg crossed twice before Alex Dunbar added a third try as Ireland were caught sleeping at the line-out. Keith Earls …

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