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Damien Delaney denies any training-ground fight with Roy Keane
# Tractor Rows
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# Tractor Rows

Damien Delaney denies any training-ground fight with Roy Keane

Dec 15th 2010, 2:59 PM 508 Views 0 Comments

Stories of a row between manager and player are ‘complete nonsense’, says Corkman.

Between hackers and hoggers: life in the AUL
# Grassroots
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# Grassroots

Between hackers and hoggers: life in the AUL

Dec 15th 2010, 12:22 PM 166 Views 0 Comments

Paul Ring thaws out as his side get back to action. Keep the champagne on ice though.

Stephen Ireland ponders texting Trap... again
# Prodigal Son
From The42
# Prodigal Son

Stephen Ireland ponders texting Trap... again

Dec 15th 2010, 9:43 AM 560 Views 1 Comment

Stephen Ireland has been to the shop for phone credit and is thinking about texting Trap as he considers an international return.

Ipswich deny training-ground fight between Roy Keane and Damien Delaney
# No Row
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# No Row

Ipswich deny training-ground fight between Roy Keane and Damien Delaney

Dec 14th 2010, 10:07 AM 617 Views 0 Comments

Tractor Boys seek legal advice after some newspapers say manager and player came to blows.

Big Sam leaves Rovers in shock move
# Exit
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# Exit

Big Sam leaves Rovers in shock move

Dec 13th 2010, 5:09 PM 185 Views 0 Comments

Blackburn part ways with Sam Allardyce this afternoon.

Irish Eye: Roy Keane on the brink of Ipswich Town exit after latest defeat
# Greenscene
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# Greenscene

Irish Eye: Roy Keane on the brink of Ipswich Town exit after latest defeat

Dec 13th 2010, 12:15 PM 238 Views 0 Comments

No Irish names on the Championship’s score-sheets again this week.

Irish Eye: all quiet on the Premier League front
# Greenscene
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# Greenscene

Irish Eye: all quiet on the Premier League front

Dec 13th 2010, 9:53 AM 397 Views 0 Comments

It was a low-key weekend for the Boys in Green in the Premier League as even Dickie Dunne was benched.

Wantaway Tevez has City transfer request turned down
# Ta-ra Tevez
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# Ta-ra Tevez

Wantaway Tevez has City transfer request turned down

Dec 12th 2010, 9:46 AM 197 Views 0 Comments

The famously homesick striker wants to leave Eastlands and move back to Argentina – but City won’t let him go.

FAI confirms talks over England Aviva friendly
# Good Neighbours?
From The42
# Good Neighbours?

FAI confirms talks over England Aviva friendly

Dec 11th 2010, 11:43 AM 425 Views 0 Comments

The FAI admits it’s looking to bring England to Dublin for the first time since the infamous abandoned game in 1995.

Fantasy Football: stay away from the big boys
# Unfair Advantage
From The42
# Unfair Advantage

Fantasy Football: stay away from the big boys

Dec 10th 2010, 12:54 PM 403 Views 1 Comment

He’s a head case but Mario Balotelli would make a good captain. Our Fantasy Footballs experts look forward to a weekend where’s there’s plenty of points on offer.

The Magnificent Seven: Arsenal versus Manchester United
# Rivals
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# Rivals

The Magnificent Seven: Arsenal versus Manchester United

Dec 10th 2010, 10:28 AM 569 Views 0 Comments

Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford on Monday evening will be the latest installment of a rivalry which has been fierce and often excessive, but always entertaining.

Guess who's coming to visit...
# Auld Enemy
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# Auld Enemy

Guess who's coming to visit...

Dec 10th 2010, 9:54 AM 215 Views 0 Comments

The FAI are lining up a high-profile and lucrative meeting with England next summer in Dublin. That’d be fun.

Paul Gascoigne avoids jail for drink driving
# Suspended Sentence
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# Suspended Sentence

Paul Gascoigne avoids jail for drink driving

Dec 9th 2010, 11:45 AM 308 Views 0 Comments

Former England midfielder handed a suspended sentence and banned from driving for three years.

Pardew not any more experienced than Hughton, says Kerr
# Magpies
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# Magpies

Pardew not any more experienced than Hughton, says Kerr

Dec 9th 2010, 11:07 AM 141 Views 0 Comments

Former Ireland boss can’t see sense in decision to replace Hughton with Pardew. But Matt Holland says give the new man a chance.

Watch: Spurs keep the goals coming in Europe
# Euro Vision
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# Euro Vision

Watch: Spurs keep the goals coming in Europe

Dec 8th 2010, 2:14 PM 127 Views 0 Comments

It was another fun night on the road with Tottenham.

Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL
# Grassroots
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# Grassroots

Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL

Dec 8th 2010, 9:41 AM 163 Views 0 Comments

Paul Ring rolls with the punches as another game is victim to the weather. And we get to hear about THAT goal at last.

Is this the next Newcastle United manager?
# Job Hunt
From The42
# Job Hunt

Is this the next Newcastle United manager?

Dec 7th 2010, 1:29 PM 192 Views 0 Comments

Mike Ashley is a man in a hurry as he tries to find the right man for the Magpies hot-seat.

Irish eye: Seamus Coleman makes his case for the defence in the Premier League action
# Greenscene
From The42
# Greenscene

Irish eye: Seamus Coleman makes his case for the defence in the Premier League action

Dec 6th 2010, 5:32 PM 283 Views 0 Comments

Michael Maher wraps up another weekend for the Irish in the Premier League as Seamus Coleman gets a gallop on Ashley Cole

Irish eye: Andy Keogh steals the show for Cardiff in championship action
# Greenscene
From The42
# Greenscene

Irish eye: Andy Keogh steals the show for Cardiff in championship action

Dec 6th 2010, 4:35 PM 184 Views 0 Comments

Dubliner came off the bench to nod in a late, late equaliser in a quiet weekend for Irish stars.

Sacked Chris Hughton bids farewell to Newcastle job
# Sack Race
From The42
# Sack Race

Sacked Chris Hughton bids farewell to Newcastle job

Dec 6th 2010, 3:32 PM 168 Views 0 Comments

Chris Hughton loses his job as the club say they need a boss with more experience.

Keane on the brink of Tractor Boys exit
# Lonely Furrow
From The42
# Lonely Furrow

Keane on the brink of Tractor Boys exit

Dec 6th 2010, 12:06 PM 212 Views 0 Comments

It’s like Groundhog Day admits under-pressure Corkman. But Keane takes full responsibility for worst league run in Ipswich Town’s history.

There may be trouble ahead: World Cup host choices bring plenty of challenges
# Political Football
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# Political Football

There may be trouble ahead: World Cup host choices bring plenty of challenges

Dec 4th 2010, 5:07 PM 182 Views 0 Comments

Emmet Ryan explains what we can expect after this week’s controversial decisions in Zurich.

Lessons for Roy to take on the road
# Fergie Time?
From The42
# Fergie Time?

Lessons for Roy to take on the road

Dec 4th 2010, 11:37 AM 185 Views 0 Comments

Paul Ring explains why Keane should look to his former boss Alex Ferguson for inspiration.

Fantasy Football Friday: Don’t fear the weatherman
# Fantasy Football
From The42
# Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football Friday: Don’t fear the weatherman

Dec 3rd 2010, 3:31 PM 267 Views 0 Comments

Will the weather play as much havoc with your team as it will with Carlos Tevez’ neckwear?

Golden boy Lineker: ‘I pooed on the pitch against Ireland’
# World Cup Shocker
From The42
# World Cup Shocker

Golden boy Lineker: ‘I pooed on the pitch against Ireland’

Dec 3rd 2010, 9:35 AM 18,449 Views 0 Comments

First losing 2018 to Russia, now a second World Cup shocker grips England: the famously mild-mannered star crapped mid-match.

World Cup decision: the Twitter reaction
# FIFA World Cup
From The42
# FIFA World Cup

World Cup decision: the Twitter reaction

Dec 2nd 2010, 4:53 PM 361 Views 0 Comments

The decision to award the tournaments to Russia and Qatar has set a million keyboards tapping.

Maybe this is why Qatar won: five incredible stadiums
# Stadium Porn
From The42
# Stadium Porn

Maybe this is why Qatar won: five incredible stadiums

Dec 2nd 2010, 4:15 PM 1,663 Views 0 Comments

OK, so it might be 50°C there all day, every day. But just look at where the matches will be!

Heartbreak for England as Russia wins 2018 World Cup
# World Cup
From The42
# World Cup

Heartbreak for England as Russia wins 2018 World Cup

Dec 2nd 2010, 3:54 PM 340 Views 0 Comments

Football isn’t coming home – Russia gets football’s biggest tournament in 2018, and Qatar will host it in 2022.

Guus is a believer...
# Dutch Gold
From The42
# Dutch Gold

Guus is a believer...

Dec 2nd 2010, 3:09 PM 170 Views 0 Comments

Watch the best video from this morning’s World cup presentations. Football evangelist Guus Hiddink packs his bags.

Ireland and Manchester United: painful recent pasts and fuzzy futures
# Comment
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# Comment

Ireland and Manchester United: painful recent pasts and fuzzy futures

Dec 1st 2010, 1:18 PM 261 Views 0 Comments

American blogger Elliott says there are real parallels between Ireland’s economic ‘situation’ and goings-on at Old Trafford. And it has nothing to do with the whole Wayne Rooney-Ivor Callely thing.

Between hackers and hoggers: life in the AUL
# Grassroots
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# Grassroots

Between hackers and hoggers: life in the AUL

Dec 1st 2010, 9:35 AM 376 Views 0 Comments

There’s no under-soil heating beneath theses pitches. As Paul Ring learned this weekend.

'No regrets' says Limerick man despite ban for Wayne Rooney goal celebration
# Glasgow Kiss
From The42
# Glasgow Kiss

'No regrets' says Limerick man despite ban for Wayne Rooney goal celebration

Nov 30th 2010, 2:49 PM 2,610 Views 0 Comments

Corbally United striker misses cup game on Shannonside because of Glasgow court appearance.

Three FIFA World Cup officials took bribes, says BBC
# World Cup
From The42
# World Cup

Three FIFA World Cup officials took bribes, says BBC

Nov 29th 2010, 10:11 PM 176 Views 0 Comments

Investigative report claims officials involved in voting for hosts of 2018 and 2022 World Cups took bribes.

Irish eyes: pressure grows on Keane as Delaney sees red in derby rout
# Old Farm Derby
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# Old Farm Derby

Irish eyes: pressure grows on Keane as Delaney sees red in derby rout

Nov 29th 2010, 11:21 AM 243 Views 0 Comments

Roy Keane is left ploughing a lonely furrow as his Tractor Boys stall – after fellow Leesider Damien Delaney is sent off.

Irish eyes: Ciaran Clark takes the headlines after top-flight double
# Boys In Green
From The42
# Boys In Green

Irish eyes: Ciaran Clark takes the headlines after top-flight double

Nov 29th 2010, 9:36 AM 312 Views 0 Comments

It was a good weekend for the Boys in Green in England and Scotland’s top flights.

The Morning Score: Monday
# The Morning Score
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# The Morning Score

The Morning Score: Monday

Nov 29th 2010, 9:10 AM 138 Views 0 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll may miss Clermont games, De La Salle seal a historic win and Aiden McGeady has a spectacular end to his first Russian season.

El Clasico preview: Jose back to haunt Barca
# Friends Reunited
From The42
# Friends Reunited

El Clasico preview: Jose back to haunt Barca

Nov 28th 2010, 9:00 AM 229 Views 0 Comments

The biggest game in club football is on a Monday this time around. It promises to be manic, writes Paul Ring.

Maynooth students to represent Ireland in Turkey at Football Tennis world championships after ‘drunken email’
# Different Class
From The42
# Different Class

Maynooth students to represent Ireland in Turkey at Football Tennis world championships after ‘drunken email’

Nov 27th 2010, 10:20 AM 995 Views 0 Comments

Ireland will be represented by an unlikely gang in Turkey next week.

Fantasy Football Friday: give Drogba the armband
# Unfair Advantage
From The42
# Unfair Advantage

Fantasy Football Friday: give Drogba the armband

Nov 26th 2010, 9:30 AM 290 Views 0 Comments

There’s plenty points up for grabs as usual. Here’s how to claim them.

Ireland hints at return to international fold - or is just bored on Twitter
# Keyboard Warrior
From The42
# Keyboard Warrior

Ireland hints at return to international fold - or is just bored on Twitter

Nov 25th 2010, 12:51 PM 376 Views 0 Comments

Exiled midfielder looks to Trap to give him a game as Houllier thinks he’s rubbish