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Soccer - Friday 22 August, 2014

The Bundesliga returned tonight with what will be the miss of the season What A Miss This post contains videos

The Bundesliga returned tonight with what will be the miss of the season

Wolfsburg’s Junior Malanda was guilty of this heinous miss against Bayern.

5 Premier League bets to consider this weekend

We are backing the Rooney renaissance to continue against Sunderland.

‘I’m not a racist’ – Malky Mackay apologises for controversial text messages

The former Cardiff boss has apologised if anyone was offended though.


Louis van Gaal: 2 weeks ago I was the king of Manchester and now I’m the devil

The Dutchman called for patience and said Ander Herrera is out injured already.

Balotelli is worth the risk for Liverpool – Rodgers

The 24-year-old is set to undergo a medical ahead of his €20m move from AC Milan on Friday and the Reds boss insists he has no apprehensions over the striker’s behaviour

The Sexton dilemma – 6 players who had to decide whether or not to come home

Ian Rush and Gethin Jenkins both came back the first chance they got.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Samaras makes Prem return, Cavani to Gunners and Welbeck unwanted

Today’s gossip features a pair of long-haired strikers while Mario Balotelli has touched down in England ahead of his comeback.


Jack Grealish named in Ireland U21 squad despite senior uncertainty

“He’s happy to play for us at this time and we’re happy to accommodate him,” says Noel King.

Raheny United drawn with Bristol in the Champions League last 32

The WNL title holders were paired with English opponents in this afternoon’s draw.

Conduct clause key to Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool move

Step away from the fireworks.

The LMA has apologised for its Malky Mackay ‘banter’ apology

“The LMA remains absolutely aware of our responsibility… to promote and uphold the highest standards of behaviour.”

Liverpool offer Eto’o one-year deal

The Reds want to sign the former Chelsea man, who could potentially link up with Mario Balotelli at Anfield

Where will Januzaj feature under Van Gaal?

The youngster launched his Premier League career with two fine goals against Sunderland last October, but life is different under the club’s new Dutch coach

O’Neill ready for serious business of qualifiers after ‘the longest build-up imaginable’

Plenty of decisions for Ireland boss to mull over before his squad meets up in Malahide next week.

Soccer - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Brandao handed provisional ban for headbutt that broke Motta’s nose

Olivier Martin explained that his client will appear at a full hearing on Thursday, 18 September.

Malky Mackay apologises for ‘text message banter’

The LMA statement was issued following Iain Moody’s resignation as sporting director of Crystal Palace.

VIDEO: Spurs come from behind to win in Cyprus, Hull beaten

Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane scored for Tottenham amid a busy night of Europa League action.

£12m Southampton move is Shane Long’s time to shine – O’Neill

“You’re a centre-forward, set yourself a proper target and go for it.”


Paul Gascoigne set to make football return at 47

The former England star is in line to feature for a non-league Sunday side.

Forget Suarez, Balotelli represents Rodgers’ biggest Liverpool challenge

The AC Milan striker is on the verge of completing a move to Anfield and he is capable of being one of the stars of the Premier League upon his return to England.

Barry Davies will make a one off return to MOTD to mark its 50th anniversary

The retired commentator will return to the show for the first time in almost 10 years.

Man Utd target Di Maria wants out of Madrid – Ancelotti

How do you solve a problem like Di Maria?

Ireland or England? Jack Grealish is considering options, says Martin O’Neill

The young Aston Villa playmaker can still switch to the country of his birth.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Super Mario to Anfield and the rest of the day’s gossip

Alonso to United and Podolski to Turkey are some of the rumours flying around today.

Expect fireworks on Merseyside this season as Mario Balotelli set for Anfield switch

Super Mario could make his debut against old club Man City on Monday night.

Cork City confirm they have accepted an offer for Brian Lenihan

Brian Lenihan might be a Seagull soon.

Vincent Tan file sparks FA probe into alleged ‘racist, sexist and homophobic’ Mackay texts

Crystal Palace have decided not to offer the Scot a job.

Martin O’Neill names 36-man squad for Oman friendly and Euro 2016 opener

Ireland face Oman on 3 September before travelling to Tbilisi four days later.

Wenger open to signings after Arteta blow

The new club skipper was injured in Turkey in midweek.

Robbie Keane grabbed a goal in LA Galaxy’s dramatic 4-3 win last night

Keane scored his 13th league goal of the season last night

5 players we’d like to see named in the Ireland squad today

Jack Grealish and others who’ll be hoping to get a call from the management team.

Soccer - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Check out this class image of Roy Keane as football hipster

The Aston Villa assistant boss has been captured beautifully by Póg Mo Goal.

Celtic hold Maribor in Champions League qualifying first leg

The Scottish side earned a hard-fought draw in Slovenia this evening.

Ireland women down Slovenia to keep faint World Cup qualification hopes alive

The win moves Sue Ronan’s team to within two points of second-placed Russia

Marouane Fellaini nominates David Moyes for ice bucket challenge

The Belgian midfielder has dared his former boss to step up to the task.

Analysis: Why Marcos Rojo deal says so much about United’s transfer problems

Making such a modest signing shouldn’t prove so tough for such an imposing sports organisation.

Bohs insist that Dalymount Park WAS playable on Monday night

Referee Tomas Connolly sensationally called off the tie between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers due to concerns about the pitch.