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From The42 Damien Delaney denies any training-ground fight with Roy Keane Tractor Rows

Damien Delaney denies any training-ground fight with Roy Keane

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

From The42 Between hackers and hoggers: life in the AUL Grassroots

Between hackers and hoggers: life in the AUL

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

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

Stephen Ireland ponders texting Trap... again

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

From The42 Ipswich deny training-ground fight between Roy Keane and Damien Delaney No Row

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

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

From The42 Big Sam leaves Rovers in shock move Exit

Big Sam leaves Rovers in shock move

Blackburn part ways with Sam Allardyce this afternoon.

From The42 Irish Eye: Roy Keane on the brink of Ipswich Town exit after latest defeat Greenscene

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

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

From The42 Irish Eye: all quiet on the Premier League front Greenscene

Irish Eye: all quiet on the Premier League front

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

From The42 Wantaway Tevez has City transfer request turned down Ta-ra Tevez

Wantaway Tevez has City transfer request turned down

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

From The42 FAI confirms talks over England Aviva friendly Good Neighbours? This post contains videos

FAI confirms talks over England Aviva friendly

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

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

Fantasy Football: stay away from the big boys Exclusive

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.

From The42 The Magnificent Seven: Arsenal versus Manchester United Rivals

The Magnificent Seven: Arsenal versus Manchester United

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.

From The42 Guess who's coming to visit... Auld Enemy

Guess who's coming to visit...

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

From The42 Paul Gascoigne avoids jail for drink driving Suspended Sentence

Paul Gascoigne avoids jail for drink driving

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

From The42 Pardew not any more experienced than Hughton, says Kerr Magpies

Pardew not any more experienced than Hughton, says Kerr

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

From The42 Watch: Spurs keep the goals coming in Europe Euro Vision This post contains videos

Watch: Spurs keep the goals coming in Europe

It was another fun night on the road with Tottenham.

From The42 Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL Grassroots

Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL

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

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

Is this the next Newcastle United manager?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sacked Chris Hughton bids farewell to Newcastle job

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

From The42 Keane on the brink of Tractor Boys exit Lonely Furrow This post contains videos

Keane on the brink of Tractor Boys exit

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

From The42 There may be trouble ahead: World Cup host choices bring plenty of challenges Political Football

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

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

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

Lessons for Roy to take on the road

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

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

Fantasy Football Friday: Don’t fear the weatherman

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

From The42 Golden boy Lineker: ‘I pooed on the pitch against Ireland’ World Cup Shocker This post contains videos

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

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

From The42 World Cup decision: the Twitter reaction FIFA World Cup This post contains images

World Cup decision: the Twitter reaction

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

From The42 Maybe this is why Qatar won: five incredible stadiums Stadium Porn This post contains videos

Maybe this is why Qatar won: five incredible stadiums

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

From The42 Heartbreak for England as Russia wins 2018 World Cup World Cup This post contains videos

Heartbreak for England as Russia wins 2018 World Cup

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

From The42 Guus is a believer... Dutch Gold This post contains videos

Guus is a believer...

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

From The42 Ireland and Manchester United: painful recent pasts and fuzzy futures Comment

Ireland and Manchester United: painful recent pasts and fuzzy futures

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.

From The42 Between hackers and hoggers: life in the AUL Grassroots

Between hackers and hoggers: life in the AUL

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

From The42 ‘No regrets’ says Limerick man despite ban for Wayne Rooney goal celebration Glasgow Kiss This post contains videos

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

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

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

Three FIFA World Cup officials took bribes, says BBC

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

From The42 Irish eyes: pressure grows on Keane as Delaney sees red in derby rout Old Farm Derby This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

From The42 The Morning Score: Monday The Morning Score

The Morning Score: Monday

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.

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

El Clasico preview: Jose back to haunt Barca

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

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

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

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

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

Fantasy Football Friday: give Drogba the armband

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

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

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

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