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#Captain Fantastic

# captain-fantastic - Friday 2 February, 2018

From The42 Sam Allardyce delivers glowing praise for 'superhuman' Seamus Coleman Captain Fantastic

Sam Allardyce delivers glowing praise for 'superhuman' Seamus Coleman

“When you sprint 80 yards with the ball in the 92nd minute and the opposition players, who have been playing every week, can’t catch up, it shows the tremendous capacity for the game that he has.”

# captain-fantastic - Monday 18 December, 2017

From The42 'A world-class performance from a world-class player': O'Mahony at the heart of Munster's rise Captain Fantastic

# captain-fantastic - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

From The42 Ireland's Ciaran Clark scores as Newcastle stage second-half comeback Captain Fantastic

Ireland's Ciaran Clark scores as Newcastle stage second-half comeback

West Brom looked headed for victory until the Magpies snatched a 2-2 draw at The Hawthorns.

# captain-fantastic - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From The42 'I've believed for a long time that we'll go to Russia... Bring them on' Captain Fantastic

'I've believed for a long time that we'll go to Russia... Bring them on'

David Meyler is confident that Ireland can progress through the play-offs to reach next year’s World Cup.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 4 September, 2017

From The42 Coleman joins up with Ireland squad ahead of top-of-the-table clash as Hendrick is ruled out Captain Fantastic

Coleman joins up with Ireland squad ahead of top-of-the-table clash as Hendrick is ruled out

The team captain was present at today’s training session, while Burnley midfielder Hendrick won’t be available.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 29 April, 2017

From The42 'I've no fear I won't be coming back the same player, there's none of that nonsense' Captain Fantastic

'I've no fear I won't be coming back the same player, there's none of that nonsense'

Staying patient about his return from a broken leg is the biggest challenge facing Seamus Coleman.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 4 March, 2017

From The42 Paul McShane the hero as Reading boost promotion hopes Captain Fantastic

Paul McShane the hero as Reading boost promotion hopes

The Irish defender’s 78th minute header handed the Royals a victory that consolidated fifth spot in the table.

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From The42 Captain, leader, legend: John Muldoon signs on for a 15th season with Connacht King Of The West

Captain, leader, legend: John Muldoon signs on for a 15th season with Connacht

“I have always said that I would like to continue playing if I had the physical fitness and mental hunger to do so.”

# captain-fantastic - Monday 9 January, 2017

From The42 Hourihane hoping for 2017 Ireland debut despite previous disappointment Captain Fantastic

Hourihane hoping for 2017 Ireland debut despite previous disappointment

The Corkman has been earning rave reviews for his displays while captaining Barnsley in the Championship.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 23 December, 2016

From The42 Major boost for Dundalk as Player of the Year nominee signs new deal Captain Fantastic

Major boost for Dundalk as Player of the Year nominee signs new deal

Despite rumoured interest from elsewhere, Stephen O’Donnell has committed to the Lilywhites for the 2017 and 2018 campaigns.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 14 October, 2016

From The42 Coleman can possibly become an Irish captain to rival Roy Keane in his influence Column

Coleman can possibly become an Irish captain to rival Roy Keane in his influence

He may not have been the obvious choice to skipper the national team, but it looks a perfect fit for the man from Killybegs.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 5 September, 2016

From The42 Tipp skipper Brendan Maher left one important man out of his All-Ireland acceptance speech Captain Fantastic

Tipp skipper Brendan Maher left one important man out of his All-Ireland acceptance speech

Maher forgot to thank his manager Michael Ryan, despite having his words prepared.

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

From The42 After a superb debut season in England, there's more good news for Chris Forrester Captain Fantastic

After a superb debut season in England, there's more good news for Chris Forrester

The 23-year-old Dubliner has been named as Peterborough’s new skipper.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From The42 Captain Coleman gave 'inspirational' speech to players before Ireland's win over Italy Leader

Captain Coleman gave 'inspirational' speech to players before Ireland's win over Italy

The Everton full-back staked a claim for the armband in the absence of Robbie Keane and John O’Shea last night.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 22 May, 2016

From The42 'It's fantastic but we've won nothing yet and that's the big thing' - Muldoon Leading By Example

'It's fantastic but we've won nothing yet and that's the big thing' - Muldoon

Connacht’s captain says they will have their work cut out in the Pro12 final against Leinster.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 13 May, 2016

From The42 Chelsea offer John Terry new one-year deal Captain Fantastic

Chelsea offer John Terry new one-year deal

The club legend’s future has been the source of much speculation in recent months.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 20 February, 2016

From The42 Paul McShane scores his first FA Cup goal in 9 years as Reading cause an upset Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

Paul McShane scores his first FA Cup goal in 9 years as Reading cause an upset

The Reading skipper headed home an equaliser against West Brom in a 3-1 win at the Madejski Stadium.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 11 February, 2016

From The42 'Fingers crossed I'm here next year' - Nacewa hoping to extend his stay with Leinster Captain Fantastic

'Fingers crossed I'm here next year' - Nacewa hoping to extend his stay with Leinster

The fullback is one of a number of players out of contract at the end of the season.

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

From The42 A dozen rock solid reasons why Rory Best was the perfect choice to be Ireland captain Captain Fantastic

A dozen rock solid reasons why Rory Best was the perfect choice to be Ireland captain

The hooker has been inspirational throughout his 89 caps for his country.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 15 October, 2015

From The42 Ireland confirm that Paul O'Connell will return to the camp for Sunday's quarter-final Captain Fantastic

Ireland confirm that Paul O'Connell will return to the camp for Sunday's quarter-final

O’Connell will rejoin the squad after his surgery.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 21 September, 2015

From The42 ‘At scrum time, God it was punishing stuff’: Keith Wood looks back on a run-in with Romania Captain Fantastic

‘At scrum time, God it was punishing stuff’: Keith Wood looks back on a run-in with Romania

The legendary hooker scored the last time we faced Romania in a World Cup, but it wasn’t easy going.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 3 August, 2015

From The42 Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood's stand-out RWC memories Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood's stand-out RWC memories

“I was ready to cry I was so tired.”

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From The42 O'Connell ready to make summer decision after claiming Player of the Year double Toulon Talk

O'Connell ready to make summer decision after claiming Player of the Year double

Will he stay or will he go? Or will he retire after a big World Cup?

# captain-fantastic - Monday 23 March, 2015

From The42 'We wanted that ruthless streak': Niamh Briggs keeping firm grip on 6 Nations crown Captain Fantastic

'We wanted that ruthless streak': Niamh Briggs keeping firm grip on 6 Nations crown

“I made my feelings known to everybody that I wasn’t going to use the changes as an excuse.”

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From The42 'Ultimate leader' Paul O'Connell inspires Ireland to Six Nations success Captain Fantastic

'Ultimate leader' Paul O'Connell inspires Ireland to Six Nations success

The 35-year-old lock lifted the Six Nations trophy for the second time in two years last night.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 16 March, 2015

From The42 Rooney inspired Manchester United at a meeting, Van Gaal confirms Captain Fantastic

Rooney inspired Manchester United at a meeting, Van Gaal confirms

Marouane Fellaini also revealed after his side’s 3-0 defeat of Tottenham on Sunday that the striker had given “a very important speech”.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 1 March, 2015

From The42 Was that display against England Paul O'Connell's final act at home in the Six Nations? Captain Fantastic

Was that display against England Paul O'Connell's final act at home in the Six Nations?

Ireland will finish off this year’s Championship on the road and the captain still hasn’t decided whether he will play beyond the World Cup.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From The42 Muldoon driven by prospect of sending 'poor relation' Connacht to the big time on merit Desire

Muldoon driven by prospect of sending 'poor relation' Connacht to the big time on merit

A win over Scarlets on Sunday would be another big step towards Champions Cup qualification for the Connacht captain.

# captain-fantastic - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From The42 'He has really become a man' - Robbie Keane's first coach fondly recalls 'Jack the lad' Captain Fantastic

'He has really become a man' - Robbie Keane's first coach fondly recalls 'Jack the lad'

“I always believed he could be special,” Mark McGhee said.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 24 October, 2014

From The42 Stephen O'Donnell scores a BIG goal in tonight's LOI title decider Captain Fantastic

Stephen O'Donnell scores a BIG goal in tonight's LOI title decider

The Dundalk skipper has given them the narrowest of leads at Oriel Park.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 29 September, 2014

From The42 Paul McGinley: the man with the magic Ryder Cup formula Captain Fantastic

Paul McGinley: the man with the magic Ryder Cup formula

Meticulous, modern, inspirational: just some of the words used to describe the Dubliner’s Ryder Cup captaincy at Gleneagles.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 1 September, 2014

From The42 Robbie Keane kicks off international week with a beautiful jink and lob Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

Robbie Keane kicks off international week with a beautiful jink and lob

“I’m not sure if there is anybody in the league who can control the ball like that,” team-mate Landon Donovan said.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 16 August, 2014

From The42 VIDEO: Swansea beat United at Old Trafford despite Rooney bicycle kick Below Par

VIDEO: Swansea beat United at Old Trafford despite Rooney bicycle kick

Louis van Gaal’s side have looked less than convincing in their Premier League opener.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From The42 No grand farewell for Puyol as Barca captain ruled out of La Liga decider Corazón De León This post contains videos

No grand farewell for Puyol as Barca captain ruled out of La Liga decider

The defender will not have the opportunity to add to his 593 appearances with the Catalan club.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 11 April, 2014

From The42 O’Mahony in buoyant mood after surgery, will help Munster’s analysis team — Penney Sidelined

O’Mahony in buoyant mood after surgery, will help Munster’s analysis team — Penney

The head coach urged his captain not to rush his return to competitive rugby and instead focus on ‘getting himself right for the long term.’

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From The42 Shoulder surgery rules O’Mahony out for rest of season Captain Fantastic

Shoulder surgery rules O’Mahony out for rest of season

And elsewhere, Ulster have signed up a former Munster prop.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From The42 'Not the Roy of the Rovers story people think it was' - O'Connell on Lions arm-break Hard As Nails

'Not the Roy of the Rovers story people think it was' - O'Connell on Lions arm-break

The Ireland captain played the final stages of the tourists’ first Test win with a double arm fracture.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 4 November, 2013

From The42 Here are the candidates for the Ireland captaincy Captain Fantastic

Here are the candidates for the Ireland captaincy

The lads at Whiff of Cordite have run the rule over the men Joe Schmidt can pick from

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 31 October, 2013

From The42 Does this picture confirm Paul O'Connell as Ireland captain? Circumstantial

Does this picture confirm Paul O'Connell as Ireland captain?

Rob Kearney reckons it’s a big hint.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 7 September, 2013

From The42 Patrick Donnellan: I haven't even thought about the captaincy speech Captain Fantastic

Patrick Donnellan: I haven't even thought about the captaincy speech

The star also explained one way that Clare are similar to Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland.

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