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Soccer - Today’s News


Soccer - Friday 21 November, 2014

5 Premier League bets to consider this weekend

We think Arsenal will put United away this Saturday.

Dundalk’s top scorer Patrick Hoban has agreed to join Oxford United

The 23-year-old striker will sign for the League Two outfit in January.

6 things the FAI will spend their €1.2million funding on

The association will spread this money across six projects in areas including Mayfield and Westport

Robbie Keane’s training involves kicking balls at his son in a moving vehicle Target Practice This post contains videos

Robbie Keane’s training involves kicking balls at his son in a moving vehicle

Watch the Ireland skipper have some fun after a session with LA Galaxy.

Where Arsenal v Manchester United will be won and lost

Louis van Gaal’s injury-ravaged side face a tough task against a Gunners outfit unbeaten at home in the league.

Arsenal nearly signed Messi, admits Wenger

We’re not sure he should be admitting this.

Balotelli: The goals will come at Liverpool for me at Anfield

The Italian striker is confident he’ll come good on Merseyside.

‘I would never insult a Jewish person’ – Wigan owner apologises for comments

A statement from anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out questioned whether the 77-year-old was a “fit and proper person”.

Van Gaal says Blind ‘not out for six months’ but length of lay-off still unclear

The injury to the midfielder is not as bad as first thought.

Kick It Out say FA must act after Dave Whelan’s comments about jewish people

They want to see Whelan punished for his outburst in The Guardian.

Irish football receives €1.2million boost in funding

The money will go towards six projects selected by the Football Association of Ireland.

Alexis v Di Maria: Two stars shining in different galaxies

The pair share a number of striking similarities but seem destined to always compete against each other.

Soccer - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Bojan says he prefers Stoke to Barcelona… did someone have a gun to his head here?

The forward is allegedly enjoying his football more in Stoke than he ever has before.

Sheffield United reverse decision to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans train with club

The club made the announcement in a statement this evening.

We’ll Leave It There So: Tommy Walsh retires, Katie Taylor advances and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news on Dave Whelan, the Ireland rugby team and more.

Wigan chairman: ‘Jewish people do chase money more than everybody else’

Dave Whelan also claimed the word “chink” was not offensive in an interview with The Guardian.


Robbie Keane is up against Obafemi Martins for MLS MVP

The third finalist is New England Revolution’s Lee Nguyen.

Shaw: United backup players must be at their best against Arsenal

The Red Devils’ injury list has grown further during the international break, but the full-back feels those who come in against the Gunners must take their chance to impress.

Alan Pardew compares Newcastle to Bayern Munich

And we think he’s being serious.

Fenlon fights off competition to sign Danny North and underline Rovers’ lofty ambitions

The Hoops boss has wasted little time in strengthening his squad for next season as North’s arrival follows that of Keith Fahey’s.

Here’s why Ivory Coast spent 2 minutes passing the ball unchallenged in their AFCON qualifier

Their game had echoes of the infamous 1982 World Cup clash between West Germany and Austria.

Birmingham City’s new midfielder is donating ALL his wages to charity

Guy Moussi is clearly one of the good guys.

Van Gaal tells United scouts to watch West Brom star

The Manchester United boss has been busy drawing up a list of transfer targets for the summer.

Roy Keane’s Everton claims ‘nonsense’ says Roberto Martinez

The Everton boss says he’s happy for his players to represent countries.

Can Ireland’s Stephanie Roche beat Van Persie and Ibramihovic to the Puskas Award?

With the winner decided by public vote, there is no reason why she can’t prevail.

Leo’s last season? Why Messi is considering Barcelona exit

The Argentine attacker is far from happy at the Catalan club and was only convinced to stay last term by former coach Tito Vilanova

Arsenal stars’ fake family members star in strange but funny mockumentary Comedy This post contains videos

Arsenal stars’ fake family members star in strange but funny mockumentary

Meet Darren Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kenny Wilshere and Trudy Mertesacker.

From Cahill to Warne: These are our favourite Australian sports stars of the last 25 years

With the Wallabies in town, and our International Rules lads down under, we’ve been thinking about some old favourites.

Everton concerned about long-term effects of James McCarthy’s muscle issues

The midfielder missed both Ireland’s recent matches as a result of the injury.

Soccer - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Another twist as FBI protection offered to Qatar World Cup 2022 whistleblower

‘It has cost me emotionally — I know for a fact I will be looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life’.

Here’s how the US media reacted to their team’s comprehensive defeat by Ireland

Robbie Brady and David McGoldrick were among the Irish players singled out for praise.

6 things we learned from the international break

It was an interesting international week all around Europe.

We’ll Leave It There So: Irish supporters’ group angry, Declan O’Sullivan retires and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, England boss Roy Hodgson has expressed his disapproval of the England fans’ IRA chants last night.

‘I just hope people vote’ – Roche aiming for Fifa Puskas Award glory

We spoke to the Ireland striker hoping to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

Power ranking the 8 most memorable Irish international footballing debuts

Shay Given and others who took little time to make their mark on the Ireland set-up.

Could Cyrus Christie be a decent option for Ireland at left-back?

The Derby County defender enjoyed a superb debut in the victory over the US last night.

Malky Mackay is back in football – and the Wigan chairman expects some criticism

Dave Whelan says Mackay’s appointment has been made “with our eyes open.”

Are you the type of person who leaves a game early?

Go on then, spill the beans.