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Houghton: Mick Has Unfinished Business, He’ll Want It To Be Successful

Staunton/Cascarino Testimonial 21/5/2000 Republic of Ireland Manager Mick McCarthy

Former Ireland international, Ray Houghton, believes Mick McCarthy will be desperate to make his second term as Republic of Ireland manager a success given the manner of his exit the first time.  The 59-year-old is expected to be announced as the successor to Martin O’Neill at an FAI press conference this afternoon with his long-serving right-hand man, Terry O’Connor, expected …

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Copa Libertadores Final Postponed To Sunday Following Violence

The hand of the Copa Libertadores organisers has finally been forced after a manic few hours in Buenos Aires. Hours before kickoff in the competition’s final second leg, the bus of the arriving Boca Juniors team was attacked by rival River Plate fans, and their attacks coupled with the police’s use of tear gas caused injuries to members of the …

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Boca Juniors Are Being Forced To Play Despite Violent Bus Attack

Some extraordinary scenes are unfolding in South America in an ever-developing story. Prior to the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final, the Boca Juniors team were attacked by rival River Plate fans in their bus, with the windows being smashed and pepper spray, sticks and stones being used. This was a few hours before the proposed kickoff between the teams, and …

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‘Not Enough Heart’: Mourinho Slams United Flops

Jose Mourinho accused his Manchester United players of lacking heart after their hopes of a push for the Premier League’s top four were dented by a lethargic 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Mourinho’s side were booed at the end of a match that left them seventh in the table, well adrift of the Champions League qualification positions. Paul …

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Watch: Son Skewers Chelsea With Scoring Run From Halfway Line

Tottenham are putting Chelsea to the sword at Wembley Stadium. It’s been a calamitous game for the Blues, who needed a win to keep pace with the top two of Liverpool and Manchester City. But it’s the home side that look certain to go third in the Premier League table this evening. Maurizio Sarri’s side are unbeaten this season, but …

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Kenny Gets 21s Job, Will Succeed McCarthy As Senior Manager in 2020

Mick McCarthy will be announced as the new Republic of Ireland manager at a press conference Sunday afternoon, with Stephen Kenny taking over as the new U21 boss. It has also been confirmed that Kenny will succeed McCarthy as the senior manager after the 2020 European Championships. McCarthy reportedly agreed to a two-year deal earlier this week with the former boss …

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Three And Easy For Table-Topping Celtic And Rangers

Celtic moved two points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership as Ryan Christie’s early strike, a Scott Martin own goal and Leigh Griffiths’s free-kick earned a 3-0 win at Hamilton on Saturday. Steven Gerrard’s Rangers moved into second with an equally convincing 3-0 win over Livingston, but Hearts’ slump continued in a shock 2-0 defeat at St Mirren. …

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Alan Browne Underlines Ireland Midfield Credentials With Scintillating Performance

Alan Browne turned in an absolutely fantastic performance as his Preston North End side beat Blackburn by a scoreline of 4-1. With the Mick McCarthy-era of Irish football set to begin its second chapter shortly, Alan Browne made a real statement in Deepdale this evening as The Lilywhites welcomed Blackburn for today’s Championship clash. Two assists and a goal saw …

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Sergio Ramos Issues Statement Denying Doping Allegations

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has dismissed anti-doping allegations against him as a “lie” and a deliberate attempt to tarnish his reputation. According to the German magazine Der Spiegel, Ramos failed to declare he had taken dexamethasone ahead of the 2017 Champions League final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, in which Real beat Juventus 4-1. The club denied the …

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