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Five Marquee Signings That Could Light Up The League Of Ireland

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: David Forde of Portsmouth celebrates his teams third goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Portsmouth and Mansfield Town at Fratton Park on November 12, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images)

The League of Ireland close-season has seen some impressive signings recently. With players like Conor Clifford and Paddy McCourt entering the league this season, some other potential recruitments could light up the Premier Division.  One of the major stumbling blocks for League of Ireland clubs in the past have been down to wage demands but signings of Damien Duff’s ilk …

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A Hypothetical Rugby XV Made Up Of Premier League Footballers

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Peter Crouch of Stoke City (R) wins a header during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester United at Bet365 Stadium on January 21, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

With the Six Nations well underway, here we take a look at some Premier League stars that would make admirable rugby players if they switched to the oval ball.  _________ 1. Loosehead Prop: Jonathan Walters A powerful, physical and terrifying opponent, Walters would be perfect for the front row. _________ 2. Hooker: Wayne Rooney The perfect build for hooker, Rooney’s vision …

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Falcao’s Return To Manchester Has United Fans Pondering What Might Have Been

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Radamel Falcao of Monaco looks on during a Monaco Training Session and Press Conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on February 20, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has stolen all the headlines this season as he continues his remarkable season with Manchester United. The star striker netted his 24th goal of the season last weekend as his new club marched into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. As Radamel Falcao returns to Manchester tonight in the Champions League, where Manchester City will host Monaco, it …

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Antonio Conte Signs New Chelsea Deal [Report]

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at Molineux on February 18, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Antonio Conte has signed a new three-year contract at Chelsea, according to Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb (via the Daily Express) The Italian has enjoyed remarkable success at the club so far. Indeed, it is widely accepted that Chelsea’a lead atop the Premier League is so unassailable that a domestic double is the new goal for Conte’s charges. The 47-year-old’s original deal was intended to keep …

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Like A Fine Wine, Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic Is Getting Better With Age

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United celebrates as he scores their second goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United at Ewood Park on February 19, 2017 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is known for his self-confidence but even the much traveled 35-year-old cannot help but be surprised at just how quick he has adapted to life in English football. In the latter stages of his illustrious career, like a fine wine, the Swede seems to be getting better with age.  Sunday’s winner at Ewood Park saw the former Paris St-Germain …

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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Superb Elastico Nutmeg Against Espanyol

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Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo pulled off an outrageous elastico nutmeg in the first-half of the Galacticos 2-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday. With Madrid attacking down the left flank, Ronaldo did supremely well to keep the ball in play before nutmegging Espanyol midfielder David López with a brilliant elastico. The move was ultimately nullified by the Espanyol defence but summarised the …

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Looking Back On Football Italia As Roberto Baggio Turns 50

16 Sep 2000: Roberto Baggio of Brescia (left) and Alessandro Del Piero of Juventus (right) talk before the start of the match during his debut in the Coppa Italia first leg match between Brescia and Juventus played in Brescia. The Match finished a 0-0 draw. Mandatory Credit: Grazia Neri/ALLSPORT

Those of us growing up in the 1990s are lucky enough to remember the glory days of Football Italia on Channel 4 when Italy’s Serie A was probably even more popular than the Premier League is today. Watching host James Richardson browsing the Italian newspapers on the streets of Milan or Rome while enjoying his cappuccino as we delved into the …

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