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PA Explains: Third Party Ownership In Football & Doyen Sports

Alex Kirwan discusses the controversial issue of third-party ownership in football, and in particular the actions of Doyen Sports. Marcos Rojo and Carlos Tevez – what do they have in common?  Both hail from Argentina and both are or were Manchester United players. However, they also have something in common that is seldom an issue in English football or, if …

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Signing Of Daley Blind Could See Manchester United Change System

Manchester United have been active in the transfer market, recently adding Daley Blind to their ranks. But will the investment be enough for United to secure Champions League football for next season and how will Louis Van Gaal set up his United side with the arrival of new high profile signings? Manchester United’s potential strongest XI in the 3-5-2 system that Louis Van …

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Brian Lenihan Signs For Hull City

Cork City have officially announced that Brian Lenihan has signed for Premier League side Hull City. Lenihan joins the likes of David Meyler, Paul McShane and Robbie Brady who make up a sizeable Irish contingent at Hull even with the recent loss of Shane Long to Southampton. Lenihan has been in exceptional form all season for the Rebel Army and …

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Burnley v Manchester United: Talking Points

Manchester United failed to secure their first win of the Premier League season with newly promoted Burnley securing an unlikely 0-0 draw against Louis Van Gaal’s side. We reflect on the major talking points from the game. 1. Burnley deserved their point. Sean Dyche deserves a lot of credit for setting up his Burnley side as a well organized and …

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Cillian Sheridan – Ireland’s sole representative in the UCL

Following Celtic’s shock, but deserved, exit from the Champions League the number of Irish players in the Europe’s premier competition has dropped to a lowly one. That man is Cillian Sheridan. With it always being highly unlikely that a League of Ireland team will make it through the Champions League qualifiers and the fact that there aren’t really any Irish players playing …

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LIverpool Defender Seals Shock Cut Price Move

Experienced Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has joined Brondby for a fee of around £3 million according to the Liverpool Echo ending an eight-year stay at Anfield. Agger had been expected to leave Liverpool with a Athletico Madrid and Napoli reportedly interested but a move to Brondby is a surprise. Agger spoke to Liverpool’s official website after the club confirmed his …

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Chelsea Set To Replace Torres With French International

Fernando Torres is set to join AC Milan on a two-year-loan subject to the Spanish striker completing his medical. Chelsea are eying a move for French striker Loic Remy and according to the Mail are set to meet the striker’s £8m buy-out clause. Torres ends his spell with Chelsea scoring just 20 goals in 110 appearances. Jose Mourinho spoke about …

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Manchester United Set To Sign Dutch International For £14m

Manchester United have announced that they have reached an agreement to sign Daley Blind for a reported fee of £14m according to the Daily Mail. Ajax and Manchester United have agreed a fee for the Dutch international and are now set to discuss personal terms. Manchester United have been linked with the 24-year-old all summer and are now set to …

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