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Martin O’Neill ‘Delighted’ With Assistant Keane

Ahead of Tuesday’s friendly match with the USA, most of the discussion at Monday’s press conference with Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was around his assistant manager Roy Keane and his actions of late. O’Neill was quick to defend Keane but seem irked at having to talk about his assistant rather than the players and the game ahead. The Not-So-Sweet …

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Starting XI Martin O’Neill Should Pick vs Scotland

Brian Barry discusses the XI that he believes Ireland manager Martin O’Neill should deploy against Scotland on Friday.   Formation: 4-4-2 Scotland are likely to line up as a 4-4-2, or 4-4-1-1. Although Ireland played with a more conservative 4-5-1 against Germany, Martin O’Neill’s side should go to Glasgow with more abandon, confident of getting a win. In this regard, …

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No Timescale On Recovery For Everton’s Barry

Scans have revealed Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has sustained ankle ligament damage but it is still too early to put a timescale on his predicted recovery. The 33-year-old was carried off just 13 minutes into Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland after a late tackle by Jordi Gomez and – although initial fears of a broken leg were allayed quickly – …

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To Represent Scotland Or Ireland – Or Does It Matter At All?

Following Gordon McQueen’s comments regarding Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy’s decisions to play international football for Ireland, Stephen Twomey looks at the factors which would have influenced both players’ decisions.  There was always going to be at least one “pundit” who would stick their oar in with regards the national allegiances of James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady in advance of our …

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O’Neill Finalises Ireland Squad For Scotland & USA

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has today finalised his 27-man squad ahead of Ireland’s friendly clash with the USA on the 18th of November as well as the Euro 2016 qualifying tie against Scotland this Friday.  Ireland have been hit by some late and worrying injury news. Midfield star James McCarthy is a doubt ahead of the game and Stoke …

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Premier League Preview – Everton Vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa head to Goodison Park to face Everton on Saturday afternoon at 3pm with both sides targeting three points as a necessity following recent poor form. Gavin Bergin discusses.  A match between two teams struggling for form. Everton haven’t won in any of their last five games in all competitions, their last win coming in the Europa League against …

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International Ignorance Towards League Of Ireland Is Wrong

Rob Lyons discusses the importance of a successful national league to improve Ireland’s international side. He argues that one must look at the domestic game first before following the tradition of looking to England for international stars. A quick skim through the full Irish international squad  sees many players that made their name in the League of Ireland before progressing to bigger leagues across Europe …

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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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Everton Spotlight – Big Season Ahead for Irish Toffees

The future looks bright for Everton and the club’s Irish contingent. Jason Coulter discusses the aptly named ‘Irish Toffees’ and what we can expect this season. Irish fans will be keeping a close eye on Everton this season. The Merseyside team has become home for a number of Ireland’s most important players recently, with Seamus Coleman named Player of the Year …

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Roberto Martinez, Romelu Lukaku and Everton’s Bright Future

Everton enjoyed a successful season last year, but ultimately fell short in their quest to qualify for the Champions League. Brian Bowler discusses the bright future of the club and believes they will not suffer second-season syndrome under Roberto Martinez. There are a number of reasons why so many supposed “second tier” clubs often struggle to break into the elite group …

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