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Forward Thinking

# forward-thinking - Thursday 17 April, 2014

New Zealand trip helpful in Leo Cullen’s development as a coach — Gibbes

The Leinster captain took time out during the Six Nations to go on a fact-finding mission in the southern hemisphere.

# forward-thinking - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

‘Big improvers’ Ireland key part of Wallabies RWC plan as November schedule is confirmed

Ewen McKenzie should expect a very different outfit to the one he faced last time out on Lansdowne Road.

# forward-thinking - Monday 7 April, 2014

Liverpool chief confident star man Luis Suarez will stay on

“We would never wantonly sell Luis Suarez,” says Ian Ayre.

# forward-thinking - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Colm O’Neill glad to be back amongst the goals after long injury lay-off

The classy Cork forward struck a fine three-pointer against Tyrone at the weekend.

# forward-thinking - Monday 31 March, 2014

Former Ireland coach Gert Smal takes control of Western Province

The forwards coach has been named the new director of rugby with the club he has previously represented as a player and a coach.

# forward-thinking - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Ferris, Ryan and Bowe in Schmidt’s thoughts as World Cup planning begins

The Ireland coach pointed out that he has just 10 games to get his Six Nations champions ready for next year’s rugby showcase.

# forward-thinking - Thursday 6 March, 2014

‘We’ve gathered some real respect from the other teams’ – John Plumtree

The Ireland forwards coach is calling on his pack to finish off the Six Nations with two more powerful performances.

# forward-thinking - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

‘It has been tough to break through with Robbie there scoring goals every week’

Shane Long knows that he will have to shoulder more responsibility at international level.

# forward-thinking - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Brendan Rodgers coy over Suarez talks

“He is maturing, accepting role and responsibility I’ve given him at the club, he is one of the pillars of the group for me,” he added.

# forward-thinking - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Brendan Rodgers plans January transfer business

Rodgers has utilised the January window to good effect, bringing in Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho earlier this year.

# forward-thinking - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Moyes unsure over Van Persie return

And now Wayne Rooney’s suspended for the Newcastle game.

# forward-thinking - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Schmidt looks to build Irish squad to ’30 or 35′ international class players

The Kiwi revealed that Gordon D’Arcy and Conor Murray were selfless squad players personified after they were dropped from the starting XV.

# forward-thinking - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Clean slate gives players a chance to impress King — and the next manager

David Forde and Sean St Ledger know they need to prove their worth again under new international management.

# forward-thinking - Monday 30 September, 2013

Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge can be the best, says Brendan Rodgers

‘The dynamics look good,’ says Liverpool manager.

# forward-thinking - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Form of New Zealand and McCaw has Schmidt nervous already

The new Ireland coach will face Samoa in his first match in charge, followed by Australia and New Zealand.

# forward-thinking - Monday 8 July, 2013

# forward-thinking - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Klopp wants end to Lewandowski speculation

The Polish striker reckons he’s off to Munich.

# forward-thinking - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Alex Ferguson anticipating new arrivals at Old Trafford this summer

“We’re competitive in the market — we’re not Chelsea or Manchester City in terms of money but we’re competitive,” Fergie says.

# forward-thinking - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

‘He’s not for sale’ — Liverpool rule out Luis Suarez departure

Liverpool chief Ian Ayre insists the Uruguayan is staying put.

# forward-thinking - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Manchester United target Atletico star Falcao

Spanish daily Marca reckon Alex Ferguson has already tabled a €55million bid for the Columbian striker.

# forward-thinking - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Fergie weighs up attacking options ahead of Manchester derby

Rooney will be back for the clash with their noisy neighbours but RVP is touch and go.

# forward-thinking - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

RVP: United could be my last club

The Dutch striker thinks he can grow old gracefully at Old Trafford.

# forward-thinking - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Forward thinking: Robbie Keane says he’d like to manage Ireland some day

“Of course, that’s my next step,” The LA Galaxy man said of coaching.

# forward-thinking - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Arsene Wenger ‘not close’ to new signings

“You do not find them in the street, strikers who can play for us,” the Arsenal boss says. Where’d he find Chamakh?

# forward-thinking - Friday 28 December, 2012

Roberto Mancini backs City’s misfiring strikers

Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko have scored just three goals in their past eight games.

# forward-thinking - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Villa boss Lambert defends dropping striker Darren Bent

The Villains’ boss was forced to deny the England international stormed out of the ground before kick-off.

# forward-thinking - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Old Trafford legend Solskjaer wants top job at United… but not just yet

The former Manchester United striker has led Molde to back-to-back titles in Norway.

# forward-thinking - Monday 19 November, 2012

Luis Suarez staying at Liverpool, insists Anfield boss Werner

“Our intention is to strengthen but actions will speak louder than words,” he said.

# forward-thinking - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

‘There’s nothing wrong with the confidence’ – Gert Smal

It’s those niggly little details that have tripped Ireland up for the past 18 months, explained the Irish coach.

# forward-thinking - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Rodgers hell-bent on keeping Suarez

‘It’s a monumental task as the biggest clubs have the big money to buy the big players — they can make it so hard to compete.’

# forward-thinking - Friday 9 November, 2012

Ferguson unconcerned by Rooney goal drought

Rooney managed his first Champions League goal in the 3-1 win at Portuguese outfit Braga in midweek.

# forward-thinking - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Ryan hoping to knock the stuffing from the Springboks

The Munster forward believes he has been bred for rugby challenges that sides like South Africa are sure to pose.

Alex Ferguson hails versatile Manchester United strikeforce

“They’re both mobile players and good footballers with a great desire to play and win. I don’t think you saw the best of them as a partnership against Arsenal.”

# forward-thinking - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Transfer talk: Atletico hint at Falcao exit

The La Liga side admit the money from the sale of the Colombian could come in pretty handy.

# forward-thinking - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

O’Neill delighted with Fletcher start

The Scot has grabbed four goals in three games since his summer move from Wolves. Not bad going.

# forward-thinking - Friday 21 September, 2012

Rooney will be back soon, says Fergie

The England striker will be back in training this week as he prepares for a possible return in United’s clash against Tottenham next week.

Podolski wanted Van Persie to stay at Arsenal

Podolski scored in Arsenal’s 6-1 demolition of Southampton last weekend and, despite Van Persie’s exit, the 27-year-old is already feeling at home in north London.

# forward-thinking - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Rodgers: Sterling the first of many breakthrough stars at Anfield

“Sometimes it’s hard for them to get an opportunity at big clubs and now some of them will get there here and come and play in some games.”

# forward-thinking - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

That unfamiliar feeling: Gibbes eager to move on after Leinster hammering

The Leinster forwards coach had no excuses for the 45-20 defeat in Llanelli, putting it down to naivety and a lack of physicality. Next.

# forward-thinking - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

O’Neill worried about Sunderland’s striker shortage

The Irishman has a Steven Fletcher-shaped hole in his Black Cats dressing room, he reckons.

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