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‘Green Light’ Given For Third UEFA Club Competition As Of 2021

UEFA are clearing the way for the return of a third club competition, two decades after the disappearance of the Cup Winners’ Cup. European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli said at the ECA’s General Assembly in Split, Croatia on Tuesday, that “the ‘green light’ has been given to introduce a third competition…as of the 2021/22 season”. The move must …

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Five Areas Martin O’Neill Must Address To Keep His Job

Martin O’Neill has reached arguably the lowest point in his five-year tenure as Irish boss with a 4-1 defeat to Wales coming after a week of fallout. The Derryman has come under fire in the last eighteen months after Ireland surrendered their lead in their World Cup qualifying group, eventually reaching the playoffs the hard way. The 5-1 thrashing by …

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Watch: Kilbane & Kerr’s Fantastically Insightful Take On The Keane/Arter Row

Two men with strong ties to Irish football provided some valuable insight into the ongoing controversy within the Ireland camp. It’s a rather unpleasant thing to hear but there appears to be some serious turmoil in the Irish camp. After a leaked WhatsApp message that detailed a fiery rift between assistant manager Roy Keane and players Harry Arter and Jonathan Walters …

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Gareth Southgate Expects Dele Alli To Recover For Liverpool Match

England manager Gareth Southgate expects Dele Alli to be fit for Tottenham’s clash against Liverpool on Saturday after the midfielder was forced to withdraw from the squad to face Switzerland. Alli was injured in England’s Nations League defeat against Spain on Saturday and has pulled out of Tuesday’s friendly with the Swiss in Leicester. But Southgate played down fears of …

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O’Neill Confirms Stephen Ward As Voice Behind WhatsApp Message

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has confirmed that Burnley defender Stephen Ward was the voice behind a leaked WhatsApp message discussing the details of an altercation between Roy Keane, Harry Arter, and Jon Walters. O’Neill was asked about the alleged message during his press conference ahead of Ireland’s friendly against Poland on Tuesday evening. He said that “Ward wasn’t there” which confirms that …

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Coleman Added To Irish Absentee List For Game Vs Poland

Irish captain Seamus Coleman has been ruled out of the Republic’s upcoming international friendly against Poland on Tuesday due to a foot injury. The FAI announced Coleman’s injury on their Twitter page on Monday afternoon: Squad Update | Ireland captain Seamus Coleman has been ruled out of the game against Poland with a foot injury. #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/WkT9cgDbtv — FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 …

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Decoding The Alleged Keane-Arter-Walters Voice Message

On Monday morning a voice note surrounding the Roy Keane bust-up with two players, alleged to have been recorded from a Republic of Ireland international footballer, was sent into Pundit Arena HQ. Oisin McQueirns and Richard Barrett investigate the validity of the alleged primary source. Morale in the Irish football camp is at an all-time low during the reign of Martin …

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Hillsborough Police Chief Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ On First Day Of Trial

The police commander at the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster pleaded not guilty on Monday on the first day of his manslaughter trial over the death of 95 Liverpool supporters. David Duckenfield, 74, was the match-day commander at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground. He faces 95 counts of gross negligence manslaughter …

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