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#High praise

From The42 Gerrard has high praise for one-time rival Roy Keane Looking Back

Gerrard has high praise for one-time rival Roy Keane

The LA Galaxy player admitted his body could no longer sustain the demands of playing every Premier League game.

From The42 'He’s the best hurler in the country, without a doubt the best I’ve seen' High Praise

'He’s the best hurler in the country, without a doubt the best I’ve seen'

Colm Bonnar is full of praise for the Kilkenny players he manages at club level with Ballyhale Shamrocks.

From The42 'He wasn't quite Maradona but he was close' High Praise

'He wasn't quite Maradona but he was close'

The midweek arrival from Barcelona scored one and assisted another on his first outing for the Premier League champions.

From The42 Robbie Keane impressed by 'sharp' Gerrard High Praise

Robbie Keane impressed by 'sharp' Gerrard

The former England captain is expected to make his debut in a friendly against Club America.

From The42 'United did not pay so much money for nothing' - Guardiola denies interest in Di Maria High Praise

'United did not pay so much money for nothing' - Guardiola denies interest in Di Maria

The Bayern Munich boss is a huge admirer of the Argentine attacker, though.

From The42 'The skill levels of Bubbles I've never seen anyway' says former All-Ireland winning captain High Praise

'The skill levels of Bubbles I've never seen anyway' says former All-Ireland winning captain

Eoin Kelly says that he has never seen a player with the same technique as O’Dwyer.

From The42 Lionel Messi hails 'exceptional' Wayne Rooney High Praise

Lionel Messi hails 'exceptional' Wayne Rooney

The Argentine has praised the England captain’s technical ability.

From The42 Jim McGuinness has made quite the impression on a former Premier League player Impressed

Jim McGuinness has made quite the impression on a former Premier League player

The former Chelsea player was highly impressed by McGuinness’ motivational talk.

From The42 Gigi Buffon has given Lionel Messi one of the strangest compliments we've ever heard High Praise

Gigi Buffon has given Lionel Messi one of the strangest compliments we've ever heard

It beats just saying ‘he’s good a football’ mind.

From The42 3 Irish internationals have made the Championship team of the year High Praise

3 Irish internationals have made the Championship team of the year

Meanwhile, former League of Ireland player Eoin Doyle makes the League One best XI.

From The42 Two Irish players have made one Australian site's rugby world XV High Praise

Two Irish players have made one Australian site's rugby world XV

The Roar’s team was prompted by a list of the Telegraph’s ‘Top 100 rugby union players’.

From The42 Sports Illustrated name Robbie Keane best MLS import ever High Praise

Sports Illustrated name Robbie Keane best MLS import ever

The Irish international is set to feature, as LA Galaxy take on Chicago Fire at 3am Irish time tomorrow.

From The42 Jose Mourinho had one player to thank after escaping with PSG draw High Praise

Jose Mourinho had one player to thank after escaping with PSG draw

The manager was pleased following the UEFA Champions League clash in Paris.

From The42 LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena: 'Robbie Keane is the most valuable MLS player of all time' High Praise

LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena: 'Robbie Keane is the most valuable MLS player of all time'

The 34 year-old has won three championships in his four seasons in North America.

From The42 Low: Forget Ballon d'Or, Lahm is best player of the decade High Praise

Low: Forget Ballon d'Or, Lahm is best player of the decade

The Germany coach believes the defender deserves more credit for his talent.

From The42 Fergie on Rory McIlroy: 'He's without doubt the most gifted golfer that I've seen' High Praise

Fergie on Rory McIlroy: 'He's without doubt the most gifted golfer that I've seen'

The legendary manager also heaped praise on Paul McGinley’s Ryder Cup ‘brilliant’ plan.

From The42 You might be surprised by who Fergie thinks is the Premier League's best midfielder High Praise
From The42 How good is Aguero? Frank Lampard puts him 'in that bracket' with Messi and Ronaldo High Praise

How good is Aguero? Frank Lampard puts him 'in that bracket' with Messi and Ronaldo

Lampard praises Argentine striker as “different class”, though he still has a soft spot for old team-mate Didier Drogba

From The42 Tomás Mulcahy, Frank Murphy and Gerald McCarthy pay tribute to the late Canon O'Brien High Praise

Tomás Mulcahy, Frank Murphy and Gerald McCarthy pay tribute to the late Canon O'Brien

Cork’s 1990 All-Ireland winning manager was laid to rest today.

From The42 'They make your breakdown very slow': Matfield credits Ireland's ruck work while seeking solace in history High Praise

'They make your breakdown very slow': Matfield credits Ireland's ruck work while seeking solace in history

The out-of-retirement lock compared the loss to a 2006 defeat at home to France.

From The42 Roberto Martinez: 'James McCarthy is one of the best midfielders in the Premier League' High Praise

Roberto Martinez: 'James McCarthy is one of the best midfielders in the Premier League'

The Everton boss has heaped praise on the Republic of Ireland international.

From The42 Rooney: Ferguson is the best manager there has ever been High Praise

Rooney: Ferguson is the best manager there has ever been

The striker was brought to Old Trafford by the Scot in 2004 and 10 years on believes his achievements can’t be bettered.

From The42 Rodriguez 'like Maradona', says Uruguay coach High Praise

Rodriguez 'like Maradona', says Uruguay coach

“For me, special talents are those who do things that are completely out of the ordinary,” he explained.

From The42 Costa Rica coach says Ireland display was on a par with draw against Spain High Praise

Costa Rica coach says Ireland display was on a par with draw against Spain

“It did not seem that we had 10 (players), more that they did,” the coach said.

From The42 Suarez the best player I've played with by a distance - Gerrard High Praise

Suarez the best player I've played with by a distance - Gerrard

“If this fella stays around for a few more years, I think there will be some really big nights [at Liverpool].”

From The42 Seamus Coleman one of the best full-backs in the world - Roberto Martinez High Praise

Seamus Coleman one of the best full-backs in the world - Roberto Martinez

The Everton boss says you “can’t teach” the qualities that the Irish international possesses.

From The42 Pochettino: Lallana ranks alongside Xavi, Iniesta and Fabregas High Praise

Pochettino: Lallana ranks alongside Xavi, Iniesta and Fabregas

The Southampton midfielder is having the season of his life.

From The42 'Pick a superlative and put my name to it' - Mossy Quinn thinks Diarmuid Connolly is that good High Praise

'Pick a superlative and put my name to it' - Mossy Quinn thinks Diarmuid Connolly is that good

The Vincent’s attacker believes his clubmate has the world at his feet.

From The42 Suarez at Messi/Ronaldo level, says Rooney High Praise

Suarez at Messi/Ronaldo level, says Rooney

The United striker also singled out his England teammate, Daniel Sturridge, for praise.

From The42 Wayne Rooney impossible to replace - Moyes High Praise

Wayne Rooney impossible to replace - Moyes

The English striker celebrated signing a new five-and-a-half year contract by sealing United’s 2-0 Premier League win at Crystal Palace

From The42 Martinez hails McCarthy impact at Everton High Praise

Martinez hails McCarthy impact at Everton

The 23-year-old has made 20 appearances this season, and has formed a solid partnership with Gareth Barry.

From The42 'Zaha can be as good as Ronaldo,' says Cardiff boss Solskjaer High Praise

'Zaha can be as good as Ronaldo,' says Cardiff boss Solskjaer

The on-loan Manchester United winger was superb on his Bluebirds debut after coming off the bench to inspire the win over Norwich.

From The42 11 tweets that illustrate how good Andy Reid was against Watford tonight High Praise This post contains images

11 tweets that illustrate how good Andy Reid was against Watford tonight

Meanwhile, substitute Simon Cox scored twice as Forest won 4-2.

From The42 Brendan Rodgers hails Liverpool's 'best win of the season' High Praise

Brendan Rodgers hails Liverpool's 'best win of the season'

The coach also reserved special praise for Luis Suarez’s performance against Hull today.

From The42 Luis Suarez a 'dream' player, says Arsene Wenger High Praise

Luis Suarez a 'dream' player, says Arsene Wenger

Working as a pundit on French television, the Arsenal manager reaffirmed his admiration the player.

From The42 Conor Murray has emerged as a leader in the Irish team - Justin Marshall High Praise

Conor Murray has emerged as a leader in the Irish team - Justin Marshall

The Munster scrum-half has excelled in the green jersey since crashing over for a try against New Zealand last year.

From The42 Suarez in world's top three, says Gerrard High Praise

Suarez in world's top three, says Gerrard

The Uruguayan striker took his tally of Premier League goals to eight in six appearances

From The42 Tony Ward likens Jimmy Gopperth to Roy Keane and Liam Brady High Praise

Tony Ward likens Jimmy Gopperth to Roy Keane and Liam Brady

The former Irish out-half was highly impressed by the New Zealander’s contribution to Leinster’s win over Ospreys.

From The42 Cork selector Kingston pays tribute to 'sporting legend' Jimmy Barry-Murphy High Praise

Cork selector Kingston pays tribute to 'sporting legend' Jimmy Barry-Murphy

He also highlighted the contribution of Anthony Nash, saying there was never a temptation to bring in Donal Óg Cusack.