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# soccer - Monday 10 January, 2011

From The42 Liverpool star Ryan Babel tweets himself into hot water with Howard Webb picture Twitter

Liverpool star Ryan Babel tweets himself into hot water with Howard Webb picture

Winger joins Anfield team-mate Glen Johnson in hot water after ill-advised update on social network site.

From The42 The Watercooler: Five talking points from the weekend's football action Opinion

The Watercooler: Five talking points from the weekend's football action

There’s plenty to mull over after a busy weekend of football throughout Europe.

# soccer - Sunday 9 January, 2011

From The42 Fantasy Football: how to win those points in the second half of the season The Rules

Fantasy Football: how to win those points in the second half of the season

Our experts explain ‘The Rules’ to a successful second-half of the season.

The January sales: our guide to the transfer window

Kevin Coleman continues his look at the possible market movers this month.

# soccer - Saturday 8 January, 2011

From The42 Anyone for a Cupset? Giant-killing

Anyone for a Cupset?

It’s the time of year again. Niall Kelly runs the rule over this weekend’s FA Cup third round clashes.

# soccer - Friday 7 January, 2011

From The42 Six of Roy Keane's best press conferences Big Talk This post contains videos

Six of Roy Keane's best press conferences

Whatever about the fare on the Portman Road pitch, the action after the final whistle was always worth watching.

From The42 Irish Eye: Premier League review Greenscene

Irish Eye: Premier League review

It was a vert mixed mid-week schedule for the Irish with a hat-trick and a heart-breaking injury amongst the talking points.

From The42 ‘I’m hugely disappointed’ – Roy Keane reacts to Ipswich Town sacking You're Fired

‘I’m hugely disappointed’ – Roy Keane reacts to Ipswich Town sacking

Tractor Boys confirm the Corkman’s contract has been terminated.

# soccer - Thursday 6 January, 2011

From The42 On borrowed time? Hodgson on the brink as Premier League bosses feel the pressure Sack Race

On borrowed time? Hodgson on the brink as Premier League bosses feel the pressure

There could be a spate of sackings after last night’s eventful Premier League action.

From The42 Robbie Keane edges towards Birmingham move Transfer Window

Robbie Keane edges towards Birmingham move

Claudine looks like she’ll have to pack the Louis Vuitton luggage again this January.

From The42 Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL Grassroots

Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL

With the ‘Christmas break’ over for Irish football’s local heroes, Paul Ring cleans off his boots…

# soccer - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

From The42 Premier League mop-up: Farewell Woy, we hardly knew ye Premier League

Premier League mop-up: Farewell Woy, we hardly knew ye

Liverpool lose 3-1 at Blackburn, City and Arsenal play the best 0-0 draw you’ll ever see, and Newcastle thrash West Ham.

From The42 Robbie Keane on brink of £7m Birmingham switch Transfer Window

Robbie Keane on brink of £7m Birmingham switch

Alex McLeish likely to win the race for the Ireland skipper.

Where Are They Now? The class of the January transfer window, 2010

As the market hots up, Niall Kelly looks at last year’s winter window.

From The42 Trapattoni denies he suffered a stroke Health Scare

Trapattoni denies he suffered a stroke

Ireland manager says he is recovering well after routine operation.

# soccer - Tuesday 4 January, 2011

Think the transfer window's a real pane? Here's the lowdown

Sky Sports’ Andy Burton has got two mobile phones on the go, agents have got the Red Bull in and the fax machine is loaded – it must be transfer time again.

From The42 Irish Eye: it's Long way up for Royals Greenscene

Irish Eye: it's Long way up for Royals

Ronan Hunt-Murphy on a mixed day for our boys in England’s lower divisions.

From The42 ‘George Burley last week, Darren Ferguson, Lawsy, Big Sam, blah, blah, blah’ – pressure mounts on Keano Under Pressure

‘George Burley last week, Darren Ferguson, Lawsy, Big Sam, blah, blah, blah’ – pressure mounts on Keano

Roy Keane is on the brink after another defeat in East Anglia.

# soccer - Monday 3 January, 2011

From The42 Irish Eye: Clarke shines for Villains on good weekend for Boys in Green Greenscene

Irish Eye: Clarke shines for Villains on good weekend for Boys in Green

Michael Maher refelcts on a busy schedule of Premier League games for the Irish cross channel.

# soccer - Saturday 1 January, 2011

From The42 Do you agree with our team of the half-season? Review

Do you agree with our team of the half-season?

Paul Ring is captain and he picks his side, half-way through the Premier League season.

# soccer - Friday 31 December, 2010

From The42 Fantasy Football: you're lucky to get this one Unfair Advantage

Fantasy Football: you're lucky to get this one

Our experts offer their final piece of advice of the year – despite a Gooner-related depression.

# soccer - Thursday 30 December, 2010

From The42 Irish Eye: Wes Hoolahan hits a treble Greenscene

Irish Eye: Wes Hoolahan hits a treble

Ronan Hunt-Murphy relfects on the Irish contribution to the Championship action.

From The42 Irish Eye: Stephen Ward silences the Kop Greenscene

Irish Eye: Stephen Ward silences the Kop

Michael Maher reflects on yet more action in the Premier League as the Irish are in the thick of it again.

# soccer - Tuesday 28 December, 2010

From The42 Best sports photography of 2010, part one Snap Happy This post contains images

Best sports photography of 2010, part one

Life through a lens is a bit more fun…

# soccer - Monday 27 December, 2010

From The42 Irish Eye: Kenny live for high-flying QPR Greenscene

Irish Eye: Kenny live for high-flying QPR

Ronan Hunt Murphy reflects on the Irish stars’ performances in the lower leagues cross-channel.

From The42 Irish Eye: Wilson on the mark Greenscene

Irish Eye: Wilson on the mark

It was a busy St Stephen’s Day for the Irish in the top flight in Britain.

# soccer - Saturday 25 December, 2010

From The42 How are we getting on? A mid-season Premier League review of the Irish players' progress Greenscene

How are we getting on? A mid-season Premier League review of the Irish players' progress

As Ireland’s Premier League players prepare for a busy Christmas schedule, Michael Maher reflects on the top-flight season so far.

# soccer - Friday 24 December, 2010

From The42 ‘Twas the night before Christmas in the fooball world Poetry Corner

‘Twas the night before Christmas in the fooball world

To celebrate the arrival of the festive season Kevin Coleman of BackPageFootball has a special rendition of a much-loved Christmas song.

From The42 Fantasy Football: there's not too many Christmas gifts ahead of a busy football schedule Unfair Advantage

Fantasy Football: there's not too many Christmas gifts ahead of a busy football schedule

The two wise men arrive just in time to give their advice.

# soccer - Thursday 23 December, 2010

From The42 Robbie Keane scares away West Ham with massive demands Transfer Talk

Robbie Keane scares away West Ham with massive demands

Ireland skipper favours a move to Aston Villa.

# soccer - Wednesday 22 December, 2010

From The42 Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL Grassroots

Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL

Paul Ring endures the enforced winter break as the weather claims yet more games for Ireland’s Sunday league footballers.

# soccer - Tuesday 21 December, 2010

RAFAEL BENITEZ has been sacked as coach of Inter Milan this evening, less than six months after taking the helm at the European Champions. Benitez guided his side to the World Club Championship within the last week.

From The42 Robbie's taste too rich for Hammers? Transfer Talk

Robbie's taste too rich for Hammers?

Ireland skipper may have scuppered a move to Upton Park because of his demands.

From The42 Pat Fenlon facing stiff opposition for SPL job from Parkhead hero Alan Stubbs Job Hunt

Pat Fenlon facing stiff opposition for SPL job from Parkhead hero Alan Stubbs

Bohemians manager is eyeing a move to SPL again.

# soccer - Monday 20 December, 2010

From The42 Irish eye: It's all white on the night for Long and Keane in Championship Greenscene

Irish eye: It's all white on the night for Long and Keane in Championship

Shane Long hits twice on a weekend when the schedule is decimated by the adverse weather.

From The42 No retirement plans for record-breaking Alex Ferguson Working Man

No retirement plans for record-breaking Alex Ferguson

Manchester United boss says he’s happy to work on, as he passes Matt Busby’s record at Old Trafford.

# soccer - Friday 17 December, 2010

From The42 Champions League draw: Gunners to face Barca Knock-out

Champions League draw: Gunners to face Barca

There’s some pretty tasty games on the cards after this morning’s draw in Nyon.

From The42 Fantasy Football preview: go Carlito's way IF City start Tevez Unfair Advantage

Fantasy Football preview: go Carlito's way IF City start Tevez

Our Fantasy Football experts make their picks ahead of a full Premier League schedule.

# soccer - Thursday 16 December, 2010

From The42 FAI website crashes due to Europa League final ticket traffic Computer Says No

FAI website crashes due to Europa League final ticket traffic

Ballot opens for Irish fans hoping to attend Europa League final.

From The42 Roy Keane on the missing list as Ipswich Town players hold crisis talks Lost Roy

Roy Keane on the missing list as Ipswich Town players hold crisis talks

Club captain David Norris says the players haven’t seen manager since defeat to Preston.