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Soccer - Today’s News


Soccer - Monday 20 October, 2014

Van Gaal: Rooney won’t walk back into Manchester United starting XI

The England striker is currently suspended following his red card against West Ham last month and the Dutchman insists that he may not call upon the captain when available.

‘Beating Madrid more important than Messi record’ – Zubizarreta

The former Spain goalkeeper has warned the Argentine to focus on next weekend’s result against their arch-rivals rather than his own personal goals tall.

Real Madrid have no interest in signing Sterling – Ancelotti

European champions Real are one of the teams who have been reportedly tracking the 19-year-old.


Soccer - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Just a 60-yard goal for Real Oviedo this evening

We’re not sure what the goalkeeper is playing at though.

A strong header from Jonathan Walters saw Stoke past Swansea

There were two dubious penalty decisions in the first half too.

From British footballer expresses regret but denies rape Defence

British footballer expresses regret but denies rape

Ched Evans was released on Friday after serving half of his five-year sentence

Liverpool snatch late win after frantic four-goal finish at Loftus Road

A QPR own goal in injury-time gave Liverpool a 3-2 victory.

There were 4 goals in the final 7 minutes of the QPR-Liverpool game

Richard Dunne’s moment of misfortune had put the Reds ahead against the run of play.

Roy Keane-Saipan debacle sparked by Iran pull-out – Niall Quinn

The Irish pundit compared the issue to the current debate on Raheem Sterling and England.

As it happened: QPR v Liverpool, Premier League

QPR take on Liverpool, as Brendan Rodgers’ side bid to improve on a below-par start to their campaign.

Remember Irish striker Andy Keogh? He’s scoring goals for fun in Australia

Meanwhile, Spanish star David Villa rescued a 1-1 draw for Damien Duff’s Melbourne City.

‘I can’t understand why the FAI aren’t listening to the best footballers in the world’

Patrick Szafranski chats to about how Futsal can help improve the standard of soccer in Ireland.

Unbelievable scenes as footballers do wrestling-style celebration Rko

Unbelievable scenes as footballers do wrestling-style celebration

Jim McAlister and Gary Harkins came up with a unique way of reacting to their side’s goal against Motherwell.

All smiles for Podge and Sheasy – here are 10 of this week’s best sports pictures Snap Happy This post contains images

All smiles for Podge and Sheasy – here are 10 of this week’s best sports pictures

Here’s how the drama of the last seven days looked through a lens.

Soccer - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Alan Pardew might not love Papiss Cisse anymore

Despite Cisse’s open goal miss, Newcastle got their first league win.

Alexis Sanchez saves Arsenal from defeat against Hull

Steve Bruce’s side had to settle for a 2 – 2 draw at the Emirates.

Chelsea strike twice to hold off Palace

Also, West Ham moved into the top 4 with a win over Burnley.

Seamus Coleman goal helps Toffees to Goodison win over Villa

It’s Everton’s first home win since beating Manchester United in April.

Danny Welbeck rescued Arsenal with this injury-time equaliser

Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead but Mohamed Diame and Abel Hernandez thenput Hull 2-1 up.

What are the chances that Alan Pardew is behind the Newcastle game being delayed?

‘A scoreboard malfunction’ could postpone Newcastle vs Leicester.

Sturridge set for prolonged spell on sidelines

The Liverpool striker was about to return to action before he picked up another injury.

Referee awards four penalties as City see off Spurs in Premier League early kick off

Sergio Aguero has grabbed a four for the champions.

‘I don’t see why Roy can’t manage Ireland’ – Martin O’Neill

The Ireland boss has tipped his assistant to lead the national team.

Roy Hodgson is Mike Bassett and Ireland as world champions; it’s the week’s best comments

Also, a commenter gets to the bottom of Luke Fitzgerald’s injury.

Ultras, nihilism and Kosovo: Jonathan Wilson on the midweek violence in Belgrade

The acclaimed football journalist and author provides an insight into Tuesday’s abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania.

Edinson Cavani sent off after ‘sniper’ celebration

The Uruguayan striker was one of three players red-carded last night.

5 talking points ahead of this week’s Premier League action

It’s back! And there are several fascinating matches in prospect.

Soccer - Friday 17 October, 2014

Galway FC score first leg victory over Shelbourne in First Division play-off

Tommy Dunne’s side inched ever closer to the top-flight through goals from Ryan Connolly and Gary Shanahan.

Kilduff and O’Connor on the mark as Rovers impress in Drogheda

The Tallaght outfit are three points from third place but won’t qualify for Europe through their league position owing to St. Pat’s better goal stats.

Students end miserable run and secure a potentially critical win in Derry

Mark Langtry’s thumping strike proved the difference between the sides at the Brandywell.

Dundalk’s title bid takes a hit after 1-1 draw in Bray

Patrick Hoban’s second-half equaliser ensures a point for the title pretenders but they fall to second in the table with one game left.

Gormon and Dillon keep Athlone’s survival hopes alive as they down Pat’s at Inchicore

Keith Long’s men remain bottom by a point with just one game remaining.

Gaffney proves the difference as Limerick edge Sligo on Shannonside

In torrential rain, both sides offered up plenty though the hosts grabbed game-winner in the second half.

Cork City go top after crucial victory over Bohemians at Turner’s Cross

Billy Dennehy’s free-kick hands the Leesiders the advantage in an incredible title race.

David Moyes: ‘I expected Manchester United to do what was right with me’

The club’s former manager believed he was set to be in charge for a sustained period despite a litany of poor results.

Jose has a sarcastic dig at Roy Keane and Paul Lambert

The Aston Villa management team had heavily criticised Mourinho after his behaviour during a recent Premier League clash.

5 Premier League bets for you to consider this week

Can Papiss Cisse save Alan Pardew again?