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Chelsea Boss: Fabregas Was Moulded By Arsenal

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, says he is not at all surprised by the way Cesc Fabregas has adapted on his return to the Premier League, pointing to his earlier years with Arsenal as key to his development. Fabregas has been central to Chelsea’s ascent to the top of the Premier League, recording some eye-catching assists. They currently sit at the top …

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PA Preview: St. Pats vs Dundalk (7.05pm)

St Patrick’s Athletic and Dundalk go head to head tonight in a massive game at Richmond Park. Peter Boyne previews the clash between the Premier Division holders and the apparent heirs to the throne. This week in the SSE Airtricity League, can be seen as quite a pivotal one. In last year’s renewal of this fixture, St Pats beat Dundalk …

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Look Forward, Not Backwards – Shay Should Not Be A Given

Steve Neville slams the decision to bring Shay Given back into the Ireland squad following his retirement. Toward the end of Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign as Ireland manager, there was a cloud of negativity surrounding Irish football unlike any seen before. The turnstiles turned a little less, the press slammed Il Trap and only Liam Brady seemed to have a good word to …

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Season Could Go Either Way For West Ham

West Ham have bought in a number of new faces during the transfer window to stave off a relegation fight this season. Rob Lyons looks at how the Hammers’ summer dealings will shape the season ahead.  So far West Ham are in midtable and this looks to be where they will stay for the majority of the season when looking at …

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Manchester United Legend Says Rooney Should Play Midfield

Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes has stated that England should use Wayne Rooney in midfield in their qualifier against Switzerland. Scholes revealed his opinion on his column in the Independent. “It is a radical solution and one I would propose just for the Switzerland qualifier on Monday, but I would play Wayne Rooney in midfield. “This is a not …

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Roy Hodgson Unleashes Attack On Critics

Following England’s recent 1-0 win over Norway, Roy Hodgson’s side have come under a lot of criticism for a tepid display  and Hodgson has not held back in his most recent response to the critics in an interview with the Telegraph. England managed just two shots on target against Norway but Hodgson has hit back at the critics who have …

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Arsenal To Sign Defender As Wenger Eyes Deal For Free Agent

Arsenal are considering a move for Colombian defender Mario Yepes, according to the Metro. The 38-year-old would be free to join the Gunners immediately as he is a free agent. Arsenal had been expected to purchase a centre half on transfer deadline day but a deal to bring extra quality in defense failed to materialize and now Arsene Wenger is …

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The Big Year (Part One): 1986 & Big Jack Charlton’s Appointment

Conor Heffernan discusses the historic appointment of Jack Charlton as the first non-Irish manager of the Republic of Ireland football team. “Basically it’s all football.” –Jack Charlton Fans of Irish football take notice, for 1986 was perhaps the most important year in the recent footballing history of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. During this year two momentous events …

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Republic Of Ireland’s Expected Starting XI Against Georgia

With the Republic of Ireland having started a second string side against Oman, we look at the possible starting eleven that Martin O’ Neill will deploy for the important European Championship Qualifier away to Georgia on Sunday. GK: David Forde Shay Given’s pedigree is undisputed but, as he just back in the International set-up following retirement, it would be unfair to …

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