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Soccer - Friday 29 August, 2014

Clinical Bray earn crucial win in battle against the drop

UCD are facing a potential relegation playoff after another poor result.

Dundalk hold on to edge closer to the title

It was a tense night at Oriel Park but the league leaders got the win.

Madden’s strike enough to earn Rovers three points

Shamrock Rovers gained on their nearest rivals with tonight’s win.

Athlone earn draw to dent Cork’s title hopes

Athlone pegged back Cork twice in their 2-2 draw.

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Drogheda ease past Limerick at Thomond Park

Drogheda pulled clear with three second half goals.

Fernando Torres is being put out to pasture at AC Milan

Torres will join the club on a two year loan deal.

6 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action

How prominently will Angel Di Maria figure and more questions set to be answered.

Van Gaal hits out at Roy Hodgson over Shaw

Louis van Gaal wants the England manager to mind his own business.

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Adam Lallana poised for Liverpool debut

The Reds face Spurs at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Wenger: Deadline day time is a poker game

The 64-year-old refused to rule out late moves in the market and kept quiet on reports linking his side with a move for PSG prospect Adrien Rabiot.

5 Premier League bets to consider this weekend

Diego Costa and Romelu Lukaku are good prices to score against each other this weekend.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane rules out playing for Ireland

The 21-year-old has confirmed his international future lies with England.

Van Gaal had not expected Rojo delay

A work permit issue has frustrated the United boss.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Man United hoping to sign 15-year-old Norwegian prodigy

Meanwhile, Aston Villa have reportedly put in an £8million bid for Tom Cleverley.

We haven’t seen the best of Messi yet, says Mascherano

The versatile defender has nothing but praise for his compatriot and feels he’s destined to become an even better player.

John Giles thinks the Leeds owner is a ‘headbanger’

The club’s former player has described recent events surrounding the team as a “disgrace”.

‘The pain was so bad I wet the bed’ – Batistuta reveals excruciating ankle issues in retirement

“I went to see Doctor Avanzi and told him to cut off my legs. He looked at me and told me I was crazy.”

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West Ham star Mark Noble set to declare for Ireland – reports

The midfielder has become disillusioned with the England set-up after being omitted from their latest squad.

VIDEO: Former Irish underage international scores brilliant free-kick for Arsenal

The ‘next Jack Wilshere’ is in fine form at the moment.

Brendan Rodgers: Facing Real Madrid will be ‘special’

The Liverpool manager is relishing the prospect of hosting the defending champions.

Soccer - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Two goals from Robbie Brady couldn’t keep Hull in the Europa League tonight

Spurs advanced but Hull went out on away goals.

Legia Warsaw fans eviscerated UEFA with this banner tonight

Legia fans are disgusted with UEFA’s behaviour over their removal from Champions League qualifying.

Leeds United have sacked another manager and this time after just 70 days

Neil Redfearn will be the Leeds caretaker manager for the third time in three years.

From Di Canio to Jose: We rank the 10 coolest Premier League managers ever

Souness’ porn ‘stache and Gullit’s dreads earned them places on the list.

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The Villa fans were very excited by Ireland underage star Jack Grealish last night

The 18-year-old was a rare bright spark in his side’s loss to Leyton Orient in the Capital One Cup.

Van Gaal: Di Maria not Man Utd’s miracle man

The Argentina international has completed his British record transfer to Old Trafford but his new manager has warned supporters not to expect too much too soon

Liverpool face Real Madrid, City get Bayern in Champions League group stages

Meanwhile, Arsenal and Chelsea were both drawn in groups from which they’ll be expecting to qualify.

5 talking points from today’s Champions League group stage draw

Chelsea were the biggest winners but Liverpool and Arsenal will be happy too.

As it happened: The UEFA Champions League group stages draw

We went minute-by-minute, as Liverpool, City and all the other Premier League clubs involved discovered their fate.

Di Maria: I want to emulate Ronaldo at Man Utd

The new Old Trafford signing will wear the famous No.7 shirt, previously worn by the Real Madrid star, and spoke of his desire to fulfil the expectations of the number

LOI double winner has to sell medals to pay daughters’ university fees

Former keeper Wayne Russell is “heartbroken” to have to part with his medals.

A United fan won £1250 after betting on a 4-0 MK Dons victory the other night

Holly Griffiths is now considerably better off after an improbable series of events.

Rooney announced as new England captain, Hodgson names youthful squad

The 28-year-old forward has won 95 caps since making his debut against Australia in February 2003.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Liverpool hope to land Alex Song, United still want trio

A number of players, including William Carvalho, are still believed to be on LVG’s radar.

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Opinion: Why Shay Given is still needed and Ireland can’t win anything with ‘kids’

Reports today suggest that the 38-year-old goalkeeper is set for a return to the international set-up.

Opinion: Champions League qualification MUST prompt Arsenal spending spree

signings are still required after last night’s Besiktas result.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this evening’s Champions League draw

We look at the possible fates awaiting Arsenal, City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Platini says he will not challenge Blatter for top FIFA job

The way is clear for Blatter’s fifth four-year term in charge of FIFA.

As if Bayern Munich didn’t have enough midfielders already, they’re signing Xabi Alonso

The 32-year-old Spaniard will become part of an elite group who have been managed by both Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.