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Conte hails teenager Ampadu after impressive Carabao Cup performance
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Conte hails teenager Ampadu after impressive Carabao Cup performance

Dec 21st 2017, 8:00 AM 6,998 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Nov 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,865 Views 11 Comments

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.

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

Oct 29th 2017, 9:39 AM 4,999 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Oct 17th 2017, 11:43 PM 8,747 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Oct 16th 2017, 4:58 PM 3,424 Views 3 Comments

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.

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

Oct 5th 2017, 5:00 PM 6,837 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Sep 26th 2017, 5:17 PM 8,182 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Sep 13th 2017, 11:57 PM 6,784 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Sep 3rd 2017, 4:49 PM 13,550 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Jul 27th 2017, 1:22 PM 13,249 Views 12 Comments

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

Tottenham star Eriksen talked up for Barcelona move
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Tottenham star Eriksen talked up for Barcelona move

Apr 25th 2017, 11:59 PM 6,077 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Mar 15th 2017, 7:17 PM 12,327 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Mar 8th 2017, 2:56 PM 5,167 Views 2 Comments

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

Silva one reason I joined Man City - Guardiola
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Silva one reason I joined Man City - Guardiola

Mar 6th 2017, 7:28 PM 5,527 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Jan 29th 2017, 1:34 PM 7,145 Views 4 Comments

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

'Only Messi and Ronaldo have been better than Rooney'
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'Only Messi and Ronaldo have been better than Rooney'

Jan 24th 2017, 11:09 AM 7,089 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Jan 11th 2017, 4:04 PM 8,165 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Jan 1st 2017, 4:28 PM 10,652 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Dec 5th 2016, 6:30 AM 13,817 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Nov 21st 2016, 5:00 PM 10,529 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Nov 5th 2016, 10:30 AM 5,029 Views 11 Comments

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

Carragher: Coutinho is good enough for any team
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Carragher: Coutinho is good enough for any team

Oct 29th 2016, 1:09 PM 4,090 Views 11 Comments

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

Spurs boss says teenager Edwards reminds him of a young Messi
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Spurs boss says teenager Edwards reminds him of a young Messi

Sep 21st 2016, 12:49 PM 6,464 Views 13 Comments

The 17-year-old has been compared to two Argentina stars by Mauricio Pochettino.

'We played like hell' - Klopp revels in Liverpool show
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'We played like hell' - Klopp revels in Liverpool show

Sep 17th 2016, 10:00 AM 6,732 Views 50 Comments

“I told the lads before the game anything can happen, but if we lose we must lose in our way.”

'That's why he's the best player of all time... He is total football'
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'That's why he's the best player of all time... He is total football'

Sep 14th 2016, 9:46 AM 7,216 Views 13 Comments

Luis Enrique says Barcelona star Lionel Messi is history’s greatest player because he can adapt to any role in the team.

'Luis Suarez is one of the most beautiful men you could come across'
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'Luis Suarez is one of the most beautiful men you could come across'

Sep 13th 2016, 9:02 AM 5,920 Views 12 Comments

Ahead of their reunion in Tuesday’s group stage clash, Brendan Rodgers said the Uruguayan was peerless.

Aiden McGeady signing 'a real coup' for Preston
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Aiden McGeady signing 'a real coup' for Preston

Sep 2nd 2016, 1:45 PM 4,595 Views 7 Comments

The former Celtic and Spartak Moscow midfielder has moved away from Goodison Park in search of first-team football.

'Best player in the country' Daryl Horgan should be playing in England and for Ireland, says Dunne
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'Best player in the country' Daryl Horgan should be playing in England and for Ireland, says Dunne

Aug 7th 2016, 1:13 PM 15,812 Views 24 Comments

The 23-year-old winger has been a crucial part of Stephen Kenny’s side.

Martin O'Neill visited the Dundalk dressing room to hail their Champions League victory
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Martin O'Neill visited the Dundalk dressing room to hail their Champions League victory

Aug 3rd 2016, 3:00 PM 27,529 Views 26 Comments

The Ireland manager labelled their performance last night as “phenomenal”.

Messi is better than Pele and Maradona, says Pope Francis
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Messi is better than Pele and Maradona, says Pope Francis

Aug 1st 2016, 9:41 AM 6,036 Views 9 Comments

The San Lorenzo supporter was not shy when quizzed on football’s greatest player.

'He has a real brain for football' - Rodgers impressed by Celtic's Irish defender O'Connell
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'He has a real brain for football' - Rodgers impressed by Celtic's Irish defender O'Connell

Jul 26th 2016, 4:04 PM 7,887 Views 7 Comments

The Cork native is hoping to nail down a place in the Hoops’ first team this season.

'Hopefully Paddy Kelly can stay fit. This guy is a genius'
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'Hopefully Paddy Kelly can stay fit. This guy is a genius'

Jul 18th 2016, 3:24 PM 10,732 Views 4 Comments

Cork selector Eoin O’Neill was thrilled with the 30-year-old’s influence in only his second game of 2016.

'I've never been prouder of a group of players'
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'I've never been prouder of a group of players'

Jun 23rd 2016, 1:01 AM 10,055 Views 7 Comments

The manager joked that Wes Hoolahan would have “lost his head” if Ireland hadn’t won.

'I told Tottenham to sign him years ago!' - Keane hails Hendrick as one of Euro 2016's best midfielders
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'I told Tottenham to sign him years ago!' - Keane hails Hendrick as one of Euro 2016's best midfielders

Jun 23rd 2016, 12:55 AM 14,094 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland skipper believes his team-mate could play at much higher level than the Championship.

'Shane Long at the same level as Belgium's strikers'
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'Shane Long at the same level as Belgium's strikers'

Jun 17th 2016, 4:21 PM 8,223 Views 5 Comments

The Ireland striker has scored against Thibaut Courtois once already this season.

'Kane can be as good as Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo'
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'Kane can be as good as Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo'

Jun 5th 2016, 6:18 PM 8,700 Views 12 Comments

A Tottenham great has backed the England international to make a big impact in years to come.

Ronaldo tops Uefa's player rankings, Milner in top 5
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Ronaldo tops Uefa's player rankings, Milner in top 5

Jun 1st 2016, 6:36 PM 11,823 Views 12 Comments

The barometer “tracks players’ form in the build-up to and during the tournament.

Ireland's Keiren Westwood 'the best goalkeeper in the Championship'
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Ireland's Keiren Westwood 'the best goalkeeper in the Championship'

Apr 4th 2016, 5:18 PM 9,567 Views 10 Comments

The Sheffield Wednesday stopper has earned 11 clean sheets this season.

'Daniel Sturridge is one of the best players in the world'
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'Daniel Sturridge is one of the best players in the world'

Mar 28th 2016, 10:46 PM 13,483 Views 15 Comments

A Liverpool legend doesn’t think it would be wise for his former club to cash in on the injured-plagued marksman.

McGregor: 'Muhammad Ali is a special man, I cannot accept comparisons to him'
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McGregor: 'Muhammad Ali is a special man, I cannot accept comparisons to him'

Mar 4th 2016, 5:00 PM 13,821 Views 39 Comments

“He changed culture, period.”