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#Looking Back

From The42 'You could never see him being one of the greatest goal scorers ever, you just couldn’t' Looking Back

'You could never see him being one of the greatest goal scorers ever, you just couldn’t'

Ryan Giggs on Cristiano Ronaldo’s remarkable rise to become one of football’s all-time greats.

From The42 'United belongs to those of us who go every bloody week and not to people with big bank balances' Looking Back

'United belongs to those of us who go every bloody week and not to people with big bank balances'

Thirty years ago, fans weren’t just furious with Alex Ferguson’s team but with the club’s decision-makers too.

From The42 Dani Alves hits out at Parisian life: 'They’re f***ing racists' Looking Back

Dani Alves hits out at Parisian life: 'They’re f***ing racists'

The ex-PSG star said that life in the French capital was ‘stressful’ and that he preferred the atmosphere in Barcelona or Seville.

From The42 Messi: I almost left Barcelona five years ago Looking Back

Messi: I almost left Barcelona five years ago

The Argentine star was unhappy after he and his father were charged with tax fraud.

From The42 The Irishman who wasn't there Looking Back This post contains videos

The Irishman who wasn't there

Lee Carsley on his bittersweet international career and his belief that his country never saw the best of him.

From The42 'I was very p****d off' - Gnabry reveals father’s ban on Bayern Munich move Looking Back

'I was very p****d off' - Gnabry reveals father’s ban on Bayern Munich move

The 24-year-old hit the headlines this week by scoring four against Tottenham – but his route to Bavaria has been a circuitous one.

From The42 ‘£25m, tiny, slow, only left footed and didn't know his position’ – The transformation of David Silva Looking Back

‘£25m, tiny, slow, only left footed and didn't know his position’ – The transformation of David Silva

Joe Hart admits to being underwhelmed by the Spaniard when he arrived at Manchester City.

From The42 ‘They said: We don’t think you’re ready... I knew I wasn’t going to be playing a lot of games’ Looking Back

‘They said: We don’t think you’re ready... I knew I wasn’t going to be playing a lot of games’

Bohemians’ Keith Buckley on how patience with his development at underage level ultimately paid off.

From The42 My family were concerned when Mourinho joined Man United - Mata Looking Back

My family were concerned when Mourinho joined Man United - Mata

The playmaker says people close to him were worried when the Portuguese coach followed him to the Theatre of Dreams.

From The42 'I nearly gave up football when I was 12' - Man United star James Looking Back

'I nearly gave up football when I was 12' - Man United star James

The winger has impressed with three goals in five Premier League games for the Red Devils.

From The42 'Sanchez always seemed a sad man' - Mourinho Looking Back

'Sanchez always seemed a sad man' - Mourinho

The Chile attacker failed to impress at Old Trafford, but his former manager hopes he can find happiness following a loan move to Serie A.

From The42 Details of Spurs' failed €65 million Fernandes bid revealed - including Premier League title bonus Looking Back

Details of Spurs' failed €65 million Fernandes bid revealed - including Premier League title bonus

The midfielder looked set for a big-money switch during the off-season but has stayed with the Liga NOS side.

From The42 'Tottenham probably got rid of me at the wrong time' - Trippier Looking Back

'Tottenham probably got rid of me at the wrong time' - Trippier

The Atletico Madrid defender believes the Premier League side made a mistake in selling him.

From The42 Tipperary celebrate but how will counties review their 2019 hurling season? Looking Back

Tipperary celebrate but how will counties review their 2019 hurling season?

Tipperary completed an All-Ireland hurling double but there was disappointment in 2019 for others.

From The42 Guardiola: I doubted milestone man David Silva Looking Back

Guardiola: I doubted milestone man David Silva

The Spanish star is set for his 400th Premier League game this weekend.

From The42 ‘Once a red always a red’ – Liverpool legend Alonso not ruling out return as coach Looking Back

‘Once a red always a red’ – Liverpool legend Alonso not ruling out return as coach

The World Cup winner is taking his first steps into senior coaching with Real Sociedad’s B side.

From The42 'It was such a big part of my life, it's weird that I got up one day and walked away' County Calling

'It was such a big part of my life, it's weird that I got up one day and walked away'

Cork camogie star Amy O’Connor on leaving a promising soccer career behind, and life on and off the field of play.

From The42 'I miss Real Madrid more than Man United' - Ronaldo Looking Back

'I miss Real Madrid more than Man United' - Ronaldo

The Portuguese star spent a decade with the Spanish side.

From The42 All-Ireland minor final defeat to Cork 47 years ago created a burning desire inside Mickey Harte Looking Back

All-Ireland minor final defeat to Cork 47 years ago created a burning desire inside Mickey Harte

The counties face-off in the Super 8s this weekend.

From The42 'You're the one getting the big money, you pass me by' - When a star-studded Liverpool met Dundalk Looking Back This post contains videos

'You're the one getting the big money, you pass me by' - When a star-studded Liverpool met Dundalk

Mick Fairclough remembers the time arguably the best team in Europe came to Oriel Park.

From The42 Bundsliga's teen sensation opens up on Man City exit Looking Back

Bundsliga's teen sensation opens up on Man City exit

Jadon Sancho’s decision to leave the Etihad Stadium was vindicated in a breakthrough 2018-19 campaign.

From The42 'I think I'm the only person to ever say I was delighted to be moved onto Henry Shefflin' Looking Back

'I think I'm the only person to ever say I was delighted to be moved onto Henry Shefflin'

A 20-year-old Brendan Maher took on Laois boss Eddie Brennan in his first-ever All-Ireland final a decade ago.

From The42 'Roy said: Do you want to be a footballer, or do you want to take piss for a living like that fella?' Looking Back This post contains videos

'Roy said: Do you want to be a footballer, or do you want to take piss for a living like that fella?'

Brian Murphy has recalled his memorable stint at Ipswich.

From The42 Remembering the greatest European run in the history of Irish football Looking Back This post contains videos

Remembering the greatest European run in the history of Irish football

Ahead of the Dundalk’s Champions League clash tonight, David McMillan reflects on their unforgettable 2016 campaign.

From The42 'They didn't want to call it the Women's World Cup... They were unsure if it was going to be an embarrassment' Looking Back This post contains videos

'They didn't want to call it the Women's World Cup... They were unsure if it was going to be an embarrassment'

A look at the origins of the competition since its 1991 inception.

From The42 Koulibaly reveals 'intense' Sarri dragged him away from son's birth Looking Back

Koulibaly reveals 'intense' Sarri dragged him away from son's birth

The Senegal defender was called from his wife’s bedside for the sake of 22 minutes of action.

From TheJournal.ie 'Your bosses would resent the fact that you'd go on maternity leave' - Garda culture in 1980s Ireland Looking Back

'Your bosses would resent the fact that you'd go on maternity leave' - Garda culture in 1980s Ireland

The harrowing testimony of Majella Moynihan is once again prompting reflection on the recent past of An Garda Síochána.

From The42 'My first memory is being so gutted to miss out... Man City wouldn't let me play' Looking Back

'My first memory is being so gutted to miss out... Man City wouldn't let me play'

Niall Quinn felt he was fit to play in the 1994 World Cup, but his club thought otherwise.

From The42 'It wasn't easy... I was left out for a few matches' Looking Back

'It wasn't easy... I was left out for a few matches'

Jurgen Klopp left Fabinho waiting for his Premier League debut, but the Liverpool midfielder ended the season satisfied.

From The42 'I feel like I was Irish' - The Barbados-born footballer who found a second home Looking Back This post contains videos

'I feel like I was Irish' - The Barbados-born footballer who found a second home

Ex-Longford and Galway player Eric Lavine recalls his career in the League of Ireland.

From The42 'The girls were on fire, singing and celebrating... I was crying' Looking Back

'The girls were on fire, singing and celebrating... I was crying'

England star Fran Kirby has spoken of being driven on by late mother’s memory.

From The42 'You might think 'what if' the odd time' - Cavan star on his brief stint with Burnley Looking Back

'You might think 'what if' the odd time' - Cavan star on his brief stint with Burnley

Former Ireland underage soccer player Martin Reilly returned home from England at 19 and forged an inter-county career with the Breffni.

From The42 Ranking the 8 most entertaining matches in this season's Champions League Looking Back This post contains a poll

Ranking the 8 most entertaining matches in this season's Champions League

The 2018-19 campaign has featured a number of unforgettable encounters.

From The42 'F*ck! Come on!' - Gotze says 'teeth grinding' Klopp has an intimidating side Looking Back

'F*ck! Come on!' - Gotze says 'teeth grinding' Klopp has an intimidating side

The midfielder spoke of the very serious and funny sides of the current Liverpool manager.

From The42 'A civil war kicked off. Our training ground essentially got overtaken by the Russian army' Looking Back This post contains videos

'A civil war kicked off. Our training ground essentially got overtaken by the Russian army'

As he prepares for his last game in professional football, ex-Ireland international Darren O’Dea reflects on his career.

From The42 Player ratings: How Ireland's British-based players fared this season Looking Back

Player ratings: How Ireland's British-based players fared this season

Matt Doherty and Darren Randolph have been among the standouts.

From The42 'I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together' - The quotes of the season Looking Back

'I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together' - The quotes of the season

Featuring Jose Mourinho and other memorable quips from managers.

From The42 Best player? Worst signing? Defining memory? Our writers review the 2018-19 Premier League season Looking Back

Best player? Worst signing? Defining memory? Our writers review the 2018-19 Premier League season

We reflect on another entertaining campaign of football in the English top flight.

From The42 'The GAA looked the other way because it was so popular - they'd have crowds of thousands' Looking Back

'The GAA looked the other way because it was so popular - they'd have crowds of thousands'

Helena Byrne on the forgotten history of women’s football in Ireland

From The42 Mourinho killed everyone at Real Madrid, even Ronaldo - Adebayor Looking Back

Mourinho killed everyone at Real Madrid, even Ronaldo - Adebayor

The enigmatic striker has revealed the fury with which his former manager treated everyone at the Bernabeu.

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