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Ramsey Reveals Plans To Leave Arsenal For Free At End Of Season

Aaron Ramsey plans to stay at Arsenal for the rest of this season and not make a cut-price January move after the collapse of contract talks with the Premier League club. Arsenal could attempt to cash in on the 27-year-old midfielder in the January transfer window, with top Premier League, La Liga and Serie A clubs reportedly monitoring the situation. …

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Jeff Hendrick Lavishes Praise On Roy Keane Influence

Oisin McQueirns reporting live from FAI HQ. Ireland and Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick has outlined how assistant manager Roy Keane has helped him improve his game recently, citing the ex-Manchester United captain as a positive influence on his game in recent times. Hendrick was speaking alongside Martin O’Neill at FAI HQ ahead of Ireland’s crucial UEFA Nations League tie against …

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Usain Bolt Scores Brace In First Professional Football Match

Olympics legend Usain Bolt scored his first goals in professional football Friday after starting up front in a pre-season game for Australia’s Central Coast Mariners. The 100 metres world record-holder, who is bidding for a professional contract, recovered from a painful kick in the groin to grab a double against Macarthur South West United in Sydney. Bolt, 32, finished with …

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Klopp Sets Liverpool Standards By Stating ‘Second Is Nothing’

Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged that “second is nothing” in football as he attempts to lead Liverpool to their first ever Premier League title. The Reds last lifted a major trophy back in 2012, when Kenny Dalglish guided them to League Cup glory. There have been several near misses since then, with Klopp having tasted three final defeats since taking the reins …

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Four Ways Ireland Could Line Up Against Denmark

Ireland face back-to-back grudge matches against Denmark and Wales in what could be a defining week in Martin O’Neill’s Ireland career. The former Aston Villa boss has come under fire in the last year and will be hoping to regain Ireland’s competitive form in the Aviva Stadium this Saturday. Last month’s friendly against Poland saw the likes of Enda Stevens, …

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Southgate Backs Young-Guns To Deal With Playing In Empty Stadium

Gareth Southgate has backed England’s young guns to deal with the “strange” situation of playing in an empty stadium when they bid to avenge their World Cup semi-final loss against Croatia. Southgate’s side were beaten by Croatia in Russia earlier this year when they stood on the cusp of their first World Cup final appearance since 1966. That heartbreaking loss …

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Jan Vertonghen Injured, Out Of Action Until December

Jan Vertonghen is expected to be out of action until December with a hamstring injury, Tottenham announced on Thursday, adding to the club’s injury woes. The 31-year-old defender was injured in the Premier League win at Huddersfield last month. “The Belgium international defender will now continue his recovery with a view to returning to full training by December,” Spurs said …

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FAI Welcomes DCC Plans For Dalymount Park Redevelopment

The FAI have welcomed the plans made by Dublin City Council to redevelop Dublin’s Dalymount Park into a 6000-seater arena. Wrenbridge Sport Ltd were engaged by Dublin City Council to complete a detailed appraisal of the Dalymount Park Redevelopment Options. All relevant stakeholders including the two clubs, Bohemian FC, Shelbourne FC, Football Association of Ireland, and a number of local …

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Linked With Return To European Football

AC Milan have reached agreement to sign rising Brazilian star Lucas Paqueta with Swedish veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic a possibility to return to Italy, club sporting director Leonardo said on Thursday. The Serie A giants are reported to have agreed a 35 million euro ($40.4 million) deal with Flamengo – the club Paqueta joined as a ten-year-old – in what would …

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