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#Looking Back

# looking-back - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

From The42 Roma midfielder denies being close to Man United deal Looking Back

Roma midfielder denies being close to Man United deal

The Netherlands international had previously been linked to Old Trafford.

# looking-back - Sunday 22 April, 2018

From The42 The Irishman who made his Premier League debut under Arsene Wenger Early Days

The Irishman who made his Premier League debut under Arsene Wenger

Graham Barrett recalls his former manager and his time as a youngster at Arsenal.

# looking-back - Sunday 15 April, 2018

From The42 Juventus icon Buffon has no referee rant regrets: ‘I’d say it all again’ Looking Back

Juventus icon Buffon has no referee rant regrets: ‘I’d say it all again’

The legendary goalkeeper blasted Michael Oliver after his controversial midweek decision in the Champions League.

# looking-back - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

From The42 Dzeko 'very happy' to have rejected Chelsea after Champions League heroics Looking Back

Dzeko 'very happy' to have rejected Chelsea after Champions League heroics

The Bosnian striker was Roma’s star man as they downed Barcelona.

# looking-back - Friday 6 April, 2018

From The42 'I only spoke with him twice:' De Bruyne reflects on 'distant' relationship with Jose Mourinho Looking Back

'I only spoke with him twice:' De Bruyne reflects on 'distant' relationship with Jose Mourinho

The Man City star played under Mourinho after he came to Stamford Bridge in 2012.

# looking-back - Thursday 22 March, 2018

From The42 "He just said: 'At the moment we are not going to be offering you a contract'" Looking Back

"He just said: 'At the moment we are not going to be offering you a contract'"

Jack Wilshere admits he was originally told he could leave Arsenal at the start of the season.

# looking-back - Sunday 25 February, 2018

From The42 'For a lad coming over from Dublin at 15 to say you'd be at Arsenal for 20 years... I got very lucky really' Looking Back This post contains videos

'For a lad coming over from Dublin at 15 to say you'd be at Arsenal for 20 years... I got very lucky really'

Ahead of the Gunners’ League Cup final with Manchester City today, we chat to club legend David O’Leary.

# looking-back - Thursday 22 February, 2018

From The42 'There were doubts' - Rio Ferdinand admits Man Utd team-mates' uncertainty over David de Gea Looking Back

'There were doubts' - Rio Ferdinand admits Man Utd team-mates' uncertainty over David de Gea

The Spanish international starred against Sevilla on Wednesday, but the retired defender had initial doubts regarding the goalkeeper.

# looking-back - Monday 19 February, 2018

From The42 Duffer's brilliance, controversial refereeing calls and Rivaldo magic - 5 classic Chelsea-Barcelona ties Looking Back This post contains videos

Duffer's brilliance, controversial refereeing calls and Rivaldo magic - 5 classic Chelsea-Barcelona ties

The two sides have battled it out in some fiercely contested contests over the years.

# looking-back - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

From The42 'I left the training ground crying... It's only when you leave Juventus that you realise what you had' Looking Back

'I left the training ground crying... It's only when you leave Juventus that you realise what you had'

Fernando Llorente is preparing for a reunion with his former employers, as Spurs face Juve in the Champions League tonight.

# looking-back - Monday 12 February, 2018

From The42 Alexis recalls Messi crying after Chelsea defeat Looking Back

Alexis recalls Messi crying after Chelsea defeat

The Manchester United forward says he saw his former Barcelona team-mate in tears after missing a penalty in a Champions League tie.

# looking-back - Thursday 8 February, 2018

From The42 Luka Modric on Tottenham regret, Real Madrid struggles Looking Back

Luka Modric on Tottenham regret, Real Madrid struggles

The Croatian midfielder admits he is still disappointed at having failed to land a trophy at Spurs.

# looking-back - Sunday 4 February, 2018

From The42 'He told us nothing. If he had done, PSG would have been able to buy him for less money' Looking Back

'He told us nothing. If he had done, PSG would have been able to buy him for less money'

Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre has criticised Brazil superstar Neymar over the way the forward handled his move.

# looking-back - Friday 2 February, 2018

From The42 'I was thinking about what I was going to do if I wasn't going to be a footballer' Looking Back

'I was thinking about what I was going to do if I wasn't going to be a footballer'

Richie Towell chats to The42 about a difficult period after leaving Celtic and loving football again at Rotherham.

# looking-back - Thursday 25 January, 2018

From The42 Tottenham defender admits to having snubbed Barcelona switch Looking Back

Tottenham defender admits to having snubbed Barcelona switch

Davinson Sanchez has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to head for Camp Nou before linking up with Ajax.

# looking-back - Monday 22 January, 2018

From The42 'A great servant' - Multi All-Ireland winner pulls curtain down on illustrious career Looking Back

'A great servant' - Multi All-Ireland winner pulls curtain down on illustrious career

Aged just 21, Mary Leacy lifted the All-Ireland senior camogie title as Wexford ended a 32-year drought.

# looking-back - Thursday 4 January, 2018

From The42 'Going through that experience opened my eyes to how cutthroat football can be' Looking Back This post contains videos

'Going through that experience opened my eyes to how cutthroat football can be'

Derby defender Richard Keogh chats to The42 about getting released as a youngster, representing Ireland against world-class opposition and preparing to face Man United.

# looking-back - Sunday 31 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic' Looking Back

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

From TheJournal.ie Catalonia, Ophelia and Dublin's three-in-a-row: The most read articles on TheJournal.ie this year Looking Back

Catalonia, Ophelia and Dublin's three-in-a-row: The most read articles on TheJournal.ie this year

These were the most popular posts on the site in the last 12 months. Thank you for reading.

# looking-back - Saturday 30 December, 2017

From The42 ‘Ali was a great champion, an important civil rights figure, but he treated women horribly’ Looking Back This post contains videos

‘Ali was a great champion, an important civil rights figure, but he treated women horribly’

Author of the William Hill-shortlisted Ali: A Life, Jonathan Eig, chats to The42 about the boxer’s legacy.

From The42 'This was '80s Ireland... It was felt a man couldn’t possibly bring 6 children up on his own' Looking Back

'This was '80s Ireland... It was felt a man couldn’t possibly bring 6 children up on his own'

In this extract from his autobiography, Shay Given recalls the tragic passing of his mother when he was just four years old.

# looking-back - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From The42 ‘As a group of players, we knew things had to change’ Protest

‘As a group of players, we knew things had to change’

Áine O’Gorman reflects on what will likely be remembered as a landmark year for Irish women’s football.

# looking-back - Monday 25 December, 2017

From The42 'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic' Looking Back

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

# looking-back - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From The42 'I switched social media off during some of the stupid stuff that happened earlier in the year' Looking Back

'I switched social media off during some of the stupid stuff that happened earlier in the year'

Aidan O’Shea chats to The42 about a busy year in the spotlight.

From The42 'I thought we would win it in my time... From there on you would have expected to go forward' Looking Back

'I thought we would win it in my time... From there on you would have expected to go forward'

In extract from a new book on Liverpool FC, Roy Evans recalls his talented but flawed Reds side.

# looking-back - Friday 22 December, 2017

From The42 'Barry John was in the bath when the intruder entered his bedroom' Looking Back

'Barry John was in the bath when the intruder entered his bedroom'

Warren Gatland, Vern Cotter, Joe Schmidt and others reflect on the legacy of the British and Irish Lions.

# looking-back - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

From The42 'There were tears in his eyes... That was unusual for him' Looking Back

'There were tears in his eyes... That was unusual for him'

In an extract from ‘Quiet Genius,’ Bob Paisley’s final days as Liverpool manager are remembered.

# looking-back - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

From The42 "I don't think anyone really remembers it, or would watch back and think that it was 'hilarious' or 'legendary'" Looking Back This post contains videos

"I don't think anyone really remembers it, or would watch back and think that it was 'hilarious' or 'legendary'"

Jurgen Klopp has defended his post-match TV interview following the Everton draw.

# looking-back - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

From The42 Matic reveals how Aimar and Saviola made him a £40m holding midfielder Looking Back

Matic reveals how Aimar and Saviola made him a £40m holding midfielder

The Serbia international admits that he was forced out of an attacking berth during his time at Benfica.

# looking-back - Thursday 7 December, 2017

From The42 Karl Sheppard says he 'couldn't really trust' Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny Looking Back

Karl Sheppard says he 'couldn't really trust' Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny

The attacker performed a controversial u-turn as he opted to stick with Cork City recently.

# looking-back - Sunday 26 November, 2017

From The42 'Too many people spread stupid stories on why I left United, about gambling and the mafia' Looking Back This post contains videos

'Too many people spread stupid stories on why I left United, about gambling and the mafia'

Andrei Kanchelskis reflects on a memorable time at Manchester United and his subsequent acrimonious departure from the club.

# looking-back - Monday 13 November, 2017

From The42 Benzema demanded respect from Mourinho in hour-long showdown Looking Back

Benzema demanded respect from Mourinho in hour-long showdown

The Portuguese compared having the Frenchman in attack to hunting with a cat, a comment that did not go down well with the striker.

# looking-back - Thursday 9 November, 2017

From The42 "Fergie told me: ‘Why would you turn down United?'" Looking Back

"Fergie told me: ‘Why would you turn down United?'"

John Obi Mikel became embroiled in a tug-of-war back in 2005, with the Red Devils announcing a deal before missing out to the Blues

# looking-back - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

From The42 The forgotten story of Ireland's record-breaking hat-trick hero 50 years on Looking Back This post contains videos

The forgotten story of Ireland's record-breaking hat-trick hero 50 years on

Dubliner Jimmy O’Connor scored Europe’s fastest ever officially verified hat-trick in a top-flight domestic league match.

# looking-back - Thursday 12 October, 2017

From The42 'He was waiting for me at the top of the tunnel': Shearer on that Keane punch Red For Roy

'He was waiting for me at the top of the tunnel': Shearer on that Keane punch

‘He’s another one who I had some great battles with. He punched me in the face once, didn’t he?’

# looking-back - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From The42 Anfield the scene of most Alex Ferguson 'hairdryer' rants - Gary Neville Looking Back

Anfield the scene of most Alex Ferguson 'hairdryer' rants - Gary Neville

The Sky Sports pundit says Manchester United’s clashes with Liverpool brought a change in the legendary manager.

# looking-back - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From The42 Revealed: How Man United missed out on Gascoigne, Shearer, Zidane and Lineker Looking Back

Revealed: How Man United missed out on Gascoigne, Shearer, Zidane and Lineker

Alex Ferguson oversaw a remarkable era of success at Old Trafford, but he might have achieved even more had these stars not slipped the transfer net.

# looking-back - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

From The42 'You went out and you played, you got injected and then you played again' Looking Back This post contains videos

'You went out and you played, you got injected and then you played again'

Martin O’Neill says modern football has moved on considerably in terms of medical treatment compared with his heyday as a player.

# looking-back - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

From The42 15 games, 15 wins, 3 titles: A remarkable year for unbeaten All-Ireland champions Tipperary Looking Back

15 games, 15 wins, 3 titles: A remarkable year for unbeaten All-Ireland champions Tipperary

The Mary Quinn Memorial Cup, Munster intermediate title and Division 3 trophy will spend the winter in the Premier county.

# looking-back - Monday 25 September, 2017

From The42 I told Rafa that Barry couldn’t replace Alonso at Liverpool – Gerrard Looking Back

I told Rafa that Barry couldn’t replace Alonso at Liverpool – Gerrard

The club icon has recalled how the England midfielder was initially earmarked as the replacement to the Spain great

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