Home Football English Football

English Football

Manchester United Vs Southampton: Confirmed Lineups From Wembley

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: The League Cup trophy is carried prior to the Capital One Cup third round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on September 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Manchester United face Southampton this afternoon with the season’s first piece of silverware up for grabs. Jose Mourinho has constantly reiterated to win as many trophies as possible in his first season, regardless of perceived importance. While for the Saints, today represents an opportunity for Claude Puel to write his name into the history books and secure the side’s first …

Read More »

Martin O’Neill Has Responded To Those Worrying Leicester Rumours

Martin O'Neill Republic of Ireland Press Conference, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 2/11/2016

Following Claudio Ranieri’s controversial sacking on Thursday, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was one of the first names tipped to replace him. The Derry native enjoyed a very successful five-year period with the Foxes in the late 1990’s. With the side dropping into the relegation zone yesterday, fans were begging for the club to go after a proven coach …

Read More »

Five Unique Options For Ireland At Problem Position Of Left-Back

February 25th 2017, Preston, Lancashire, England; Skybet Championship football, Preston North End versus Queens Park Rangers; Preston North End's Greg Cunningham kicks the ball clear (Photo by Tim Williams/Action Plus via Getty Images)

With Robbie Brady suspended for Ireland’s showdown with Wales next month, we look at the Boys in Green’s options in the problem position of left-back. Although deployed as a midfielder at Euro 2016, Brady took the left-back slot against Austria in Vienna, where he picked up the booking which led to his suspension. Although Stephen Ward is the likely candidate …

Read More »

Jamie Vardy Breaks His Silence Following Claudio Ranieri’s Sacking

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28:  Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Leicester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Football fans were taken aback this week when news of Claudio Ranieri’s sacking began to filter through early this week. Almost immediately after the news broke, rumours of a players revolt began to circulate online, with suggestions that a cartel of senior players forced Ranieri out of the club. Such stories were given a great deal substance when The Times reported …

Read More »

Watch: Sky Sports’ Tear-Jerking Tribute To Claudio Ranieri

Ranieri

It’s been one of the most shocking and divisive stories in recent sporting memories. Claudio Ranieri was sacked this week just months after achieving the impossible. Leicester were crowned Premier League in May but this season, they’ve struggled massively domestically despite progressing comfortably to the knockout rounds of the Champions League. The Foxes lie just a point above the relegation …

Read More »

Claudio Ranieri Releases Emotional Statement In Response To Leicester Sacking

SEVILLE, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Sevilla FC and Leicester City at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on February 22, 2017 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Claudio Ranieri has been speaking for the first time since losing his job as manager of Leicester City on Thursday. The Italian was given his marching orders less that 24 hours after a spirited 2-1 Champions League defeat to Sevilla, albeit with the reigning Premier League champions hovering precariously over the relegation zone and with just five league wins all …

Read More »

Watch: The Best And Most Controversial Moments From Jose Mourinho’s Unforgettable First League Cup Final

Mourinho

Manchester United take on Southampton in Wembley this Sunday as Jose Mourinho aims to win a trophy that’s always been close to his heart. In his first season in England, The Special One lifted the League Cup trophy with Chelsea, beating Liverpool in one of the most entertaining finals in recent memory. John Arne Riise rocketed home the opener less …

Read More »