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#High praise

From The42 Guardiola labels Bernardo Silva Portugal's 'biggest star' ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo High Praise

Guardiola labels Bernardo Silva Portugal's 'biggest star' ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo

Silva has been a standout performer this term with Guardiola suggesting he has usurped Ronaldo in Portugal.

From The42 'He’s been one of the best players in the Premier League this season' High Praise

'He’s been one of the best players in the Premier League this season'

Jamie Carragher has been impressed by recent performances from Tottenham’s Son Heung-min.

From The42 Barcelona, Bayern and Juventus the best teams of the last 10 years, says Pep Guardiola High Praise

Barcelona, Bayern and Juventus the best teams of the last 10 years, says Pep Guardiola

The Catalan has challenged his Manchester City side to “imitate” the three European giants.

From The42 World Cup-winning defender believes Van Dijk is the best centre-back on the planet High Praise

World Cup-winning defender believes Van Dijk is the best centre-back on the planet

Mats Hummels has been impressed by the Liverpool player’s recent performances.

From The42 Former Ireland manager backs Stephen Kenny to succeed O'Neill High Praise

Former Ireland manager backs Stephen Kenny to succeed O'Neill

Eoin Hand believes the Dundalk boss is the right man for the job.

From The42 'When Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion' High Praise

'When Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion'

Man United boss Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on his former player.

From The42 Geordan Murphy hails 'world class' Ford as Leicester Tigers end Premiership losing streak High Praise

Geordan Murphy hails 'world class' Ford as Leicester Tigers end Premiership losing streak

Leicester interim head coach Geordan Murphy praised George Ford after kicking the Tigers to a 19-15 win at home to Sale on Sunday.

From The42 'He's got great technique and great quality' - Preston boss praises Burke after first Championship goal Settling In Well This post contains videos

'He's got great technique and great quality' - Preston boss praises Burke after first Championship goal

The former Shamrock Rovers playmaker scored a brilliant volley against Stoke City on Saturday.

From The42 'I would take Robbie Keane all day long on my coaching staff' High Praise

'I would take Robbie Keane all day long on my coaching staff'

Harry Redknapp believes his former player has all the qualities necessary to be a successful manager.

From The42 England 'have got some fast guys and a great manager' High Praise

England 'have got some fast guys and a great manager'

Fabio Capello also highlighted Jordan Pickford as key to the Three Lions’ success.

From The42 'He can play six, eight and two. This is cool' High Praise

'He can play six, eight and two. This is cool'

Jurgen Klopp has talked up Liverpool’s latest signing, Fabinho.

From The42 'That's the best round I've ever seen' - McIlroy's brilliance drives rivals to distraction High Praise

'That's the best round I've ever seen' - McIlroy's brilliance drives rivals to distraction

Rory McIlroy had defending champion Alex Noren thinking about quitting after day two at Wentworth.

From The42 'Seamus's defensive header at the end was just as good as my goal' High Praise

'Seamus's defensive header at the end was just as good as my goal'

Theo Walcott was full of praise for the Ireland international after his performance against Newcastle.

From The42 Salah a serious rival to Messi and Ronaldo in Ballon d'Or battle, says former Liverpool great High Praise

Salah a serious rival to Messi and Ronaldo in Ballon d'Or battle, says former Liverpool great

Robbie Fowler has hailed the Egyptian’s efforts for club and country this season.

From The42 Stephen Kenny praises former Liverpool youngster after 'exceptional' debut Potential

Stephen Kenny praises former Liverpool youngster after 'exceptional' debut

The Dundalk boss had words of encouragement for Dubliner Daniel Cleary.

From The42 'One of the most technically-gifted players ever to pull on the Ireland jersey' - Tributes pour in for Wes High Praise

'One of the most technically-gifted players ever to pull on the Ireland jersey' - Tributes pour in for Wes

Paul McGrath, Martin O’Neill and a number of Hoolahan’s former team-mates have reacted to the news.

From The42 Dunphy: 'Players like Wes have gone out of fashion, unless you’re Lionel Messi' His Biggest Fan

Dunphy: 'Players like Wes have gone out of fashion, unless you’re Lionel Messi'

The 35-year-old has today called time on his international career.

From The42 'At Barcelona we had it with Messi and this team Manchester City have it with De Bruyne' High Praise

'At Barcelona we had it with Messi and this team Manchester City have it with De Bruyne'

Xavi sees similarities between the great side he graced and the Etihad outfit.

From The42 Conte hails teenager Ampadu after impressive Carabao Cup performance High Praise

Conte hails teenager Ampadu after impressive Carabao Cup performance

The young debutant “could have a great future” at Stamford Bridge, according to his delighted manager

From The42 Coetzee: ‘Joe Schmidt’s Ireland are the All Blacks of Europe’ High Praise

Coetzee: ‘Joe Schmidt’s Ireland are the All Blacks of Europe’

The South Africa head coach is full of praise for Ireland, but knows the weight of importance attached to Saturday’s Test match for his side.

From The42 Ireland's O'Dowda finds form at key time with another big performance for Bristol High Praise

Ireland's O'Dowda finds form at key time with another big performance for Bristol

He chipped in with two assists as Bristol City beat Sunderland, while manager Lee Johnson singled him out afterwards.

From The42 Guardiola after beating Napoli: Maybe best team I've ever faced High Praise

Guardiola after beating Napoli: Maybe best team I've ever faced

It would have been “impossible” for Man City to win if they had not delivered a flawless performance, according to the Spanish manager.

From The42 'Harry Kane is the complete forward' – Real Madrid boss Zidane an admirer of Spurs talisman High Praise

'Harry Kane is the complete forward' – Real Madrid boss Zidane an admirer of Spurs talisman

Speculation linking the England star with a move to the European champions is unlikely to go away after the Frenchman’s comments ahead of their Champions League clash.

From The42 'Martial is a far better player than I was at 21' - Thierry Henry High Praise

'Martial is a far better player than I was at 21' - Thierry Henry

The young French forward has often been compared to his countryman, but the Arsenal legend feels he can be ‘world class’.

From The42 'The only one who is world class, or has been world class, is Aguero' High Praise

'The only one who is world class, or has been world class, is Aguero'

Thierry Henry is a big admirer of the Man City attacker.

From The42 De Bruyne one of the best I've ever seen, says Guardiola High Praise

De Bruyne one of the best I've ever seen, says Guardiola

The Man City boss has nurtured top players, including Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta.

From The42 'I felt like standing up and applauding': Isco's performance against Italy was just stunning High Praise This post contains videos

'I felt like standing up and applauding': Isco's performance against Italy was just stunning

The Real Madrid player scored twice but it was his overall contribution that stood out.

From The42 €40m Ederson's performance against Real Madrid a sign of things to come High Praise

€40m Ederson's performance against Real Madrid a sign of things to come

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes his new goalkeeper will soon become Brazil’s number one.

From The42 Tottenham star Eriksen talked up for Barcelona move High Praise

Tottenham star Eriksen talked up for Barcelona move

The Denmark international has been linked with a transfer to Camp Nou after catching the eye in the Premier League.

From The42 Jaap Stam sings youngster's praises after first Ireland senior call-up Royals This post contains videos

Jaap Stam sings youngster's praises after first Ireland senior call-up

The Reading boss says his attacking midfielder has earned the international recognition.

From The42 'He did really well' - Andy Boyle hailed after Preston debut High Praise This post contains videos

'He did really well' - Andy Boyle hailed after Preston debut

The Dubliner had a 26th birthday to remember last night, as he completed 90 minutes against Derby.

From The42 Silva one reason I joined Man City - Guardiola High Praise

Silva one reason I joined Man City - Guardiola

The manager says the opportunity to work with the Spaniard was one of his motivations behind heading to the Etihad Stadium.

From The42 'The best thing I've seen in 2017' - Federer-Nadal hailed as tennis classic High Praise

'The best thing I've seen in 2017' - Federer-Nadal hailed as tennis classic

The two tennis legends competed in a mesmerising five-set affair earlier.

From The42 'Only Messi and Ronaldo have been better than Rooney' High Praise

'Only Messi and Ronaldo have been better than Rooney'

Stan Collymore believes that the Manchester United and England frontman has had a decade that compares with the world’s best.

From The42 James Milner the second-best performing full-back in Europe - study High Praise

James Milner the second-best performing full-back in Europe - study

Meanwhile, Man City’s Kevin de Bruyne is the highest-rated attacking midfielder.

From The42 'Outstanding' Ireland youngster Manning hailed by QPR boss Holloway after making debut High Praise

'Outstanding' Ireland youngster Manning hailed by QPR boss Holloway after making debut

The former Mervue United and Galway youth started for the Championship club in yesterday’s victory.

From The42 'You haven't seen the best of Joey yet. He is the future of Leinster Rugby' High Praise

'You haven't seen the best of Joey yet. He is the future of Leinster Rugby'

The young out-half is primed to take centre stage for Leinster in Europe later this week after another standout performance against Dragons.

From The42 'He's an incredible athlete and we didn't have the legs to stay with him' High Praise

'He's an incredible athlete and we didn't have the legs to stay with him'

Glen Rovers captain Graham Callanan and his team-mates were in Tony Kelly’s slipstream at Semple Stadium.

From The42 'If Martin O'Neill left the job tomorrow, Stephen Kenny would rightly be the favourite for Ireland manager' High Praise

'If Martin O'Neill left the job tomorrow, Stephen Kenny would rightly be the favourite for Ireland manager'

RTÉ pundits Eamon Dunphy and Dietmar Hamann sit down to discuss Dundalk, Ireland and next week’s World Cup qualifier with Austria.

From The42 Carragher: Coutinho is good enough for any team High Praise

Carragher: Coutinho is good enough for any team

The 24-year-old Brazilian is reportedly attracting interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

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