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From The42 Whelan departs from Trapattoni's long ball script Euro 2012

Whelan departs from Trapattoni's long ball script

The midfielder says Ireland have little choice but to obey the manager – who says he doesn’t demand Route One.

From The42 Slovakia: Who are they? Euro 2012

Slovakia: Who are they?

How Slovakia are preparing, their current form, and who Ireland should be wary of – with Slovak expert Daniel Richardson.

From The42 All change in weekend Airtricity League turnaround Airtricity League

All change in weekend Airtricity League turnaround

Rovers leapfrogged after shock collapse against Fingal, Bohs edge out Pats to go top, and relegation battlers Bray and Drogs draw.

From The42 Doyle out of Slovakia match Euro 2012

Doyle out of Slovakia match

Blow to Ireland’s hopes of a win in Zilina as key player Doyle picks up knee injury.

THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND weren’t the only home nation who couldn’t manage a win tonight. Northern Ireland came closest, holding Italy to a commendable 0-0 draw in Windsor Park. Wales were beaten 1-0 at home by Bulgaria, with Ivelin Popov’s goal after half-time handed caretaker boss Brian Flynn a defeat. In Prague, meanwhile, the Czech Republic beat Scotland 1-0 thanks to Roman Hubnik’s effort with 20 minutes to go.

From The42 Late Irish rally not enough as Russians rampant Euro 2012

Late Irish rally not enough as Russians rampant

It’s a game of two halves – but Ireland have only themselves to blame as defensive frailty leads to a 3-2 defeat.

THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND have been gifted a great chance to give themselves some breathing space at the top of their Euro 2012 qualifying group ahead of tonight’s crucial Group B clash with Russia. Slovakia – who currently top the group alongside Ireland with six points – have been beaten 3-1 by Armenia, meaning an Irish victory could put them three points clear. A draw would see Ireland pull one point ahead, while a Russian win would see all three sides tied on six points apiece.

From The42 Manchester United report losses of £83m Manchester United

Manchester United report losses of £83m

The club have made record operating profits but their overall losses have risen above £80m

From The42 Van der Sar set for retirement Manchester United

Van der Sar set for retirement

The Dutchman turns 40 later this month and his replacement is already being lined up.

Ireland dare to dream as Russia dare not lose

It’s a big game at the Aviva stadium but for two very different reasons…

From The42 Liverpool could still face nine-point deduction

Liverpool could still face nine-point deduction

The club had thought it was safe because it’s owned by a holding company: now it appears that’s not the case.

From The42 Trap keeps faith with Andorran XI for Russia Euro 2012

Trap keeps faith with Andorran XI for Russia

Giovanni Trapattoni names his starting eleven for tomorrow’s clash with Russia – the same team that beat Andorra.

From The42 Spurs’ Olympic stadium plans blasted 2012 Olympics

Spurs’ Olympic stadium plans blasted

Tottenham have been heavily criticised over their proposal to takeover the Olympic stadium after 2012.

From The42 European soccer match-fixing trial begins Soccer

European soccer match-fixing trial begins

A trial begins in Germany involving four men alleged to have rigged 270 games – including Champions league matches.

From The42 Mancini enjoyed 'ballsy' encounter with Tevez Manchester City FC

Mancini enjoyed 'ballsy' encounter with Tevez

Roberto Mancini said his bust up with Carlos Tevez was “ballsy” but enjoyable.

From The42 Battle for Liverpool heads for the courts Buy-out

Battle for Liverpool heads for the courts

The Reds’ prospective new owners will clear the debt and back Roy Hodgson.

From The42 Richard Dunne set to face Russia Soccer

Richard Dunne set to face Russia

Phew. Dunne’s looking fit for Friday’s clash with Russia.

From The42 Mattie Burrows scores 16-yard backheel for Glentoran Goal Of The Season?

Mattie Burrows scores 16-yard backheel for Glentoran

Is this the goal of the season?

From TheJournal.ie Football's rich list- Sheikh Mansour back on top Wealth

Football's rich list- Sheikh Mansour back on top

Manchester City owner is the richest person in British football.

From The42 The Airtricity League run-in Airtricity League

The Airtricity League run-in

After Bohs shock Rovers to blow the title race open, we take a look at the domestic soccer run-in.

From The42 Liverpool owners agree 'in principle' to sell club Buy-out

Liverpool owners agree 'in principle' to sell club

Owners of Boston Red Sox set to buy Liverpool.

From The42 'Two credible bids' lodged to buy Liverpool

'Two credible bids' lodged to buy Liverpool

Liverpool FC is on the brink of being sold after two parties lodge serious bids to buy the club.

From The42 Celebrities line up for Liverpool protest video

Celebrities line up for Liverpool protest video

Liverpudlians from real life and the TV screen join forces in a video urging Tom Hicks to sell the club.

From The42 Pavlyuchenko to miss Ireland Euro qualifier Euro 2012

Pavlyuchenko to miss Ireland Euro qualifier

The Tottenham forward limped off at the weekend and will miss Russia’s visit to the Aviva on Friday.

From The42 Libya call on Fingal's Zayed for international Call-up

Libya call on Fingal's Zayed for international

Sporting Fingal striker called up to Libyan squad to face Zambia this Sunday.

From The42 Italians awaiting further information on Derry blast Euro 2012

Italians awaiting further information on Derry blast

Italian Football Federation await further developments ahead of match with Northern Ireland in Belfast this Friday.

From The42 Bayern Munich ban players from Oktoberfest Bundesliga

Bayern Munich ban players from Oktoberfest

“We have to work hard, not go partying” says Karl-Heinz Rumenigge.

From The42 ‘An Claiseacach’ – Bohs and Rovers do battle in crucial derby Dublin Derby

‘An Claiseacach’ – Bohs and Rovers do battle in crucial derby

Bitter rivals paired off in match which should decide who ends up with league winners’ medals at the end of the season.

From The42 A political low blow: Bolivian president knees rival in groin Ouch! This post contains videos

A political low blow: Bolivian president knees rival in groin

Watch as Evo Morales knees a rival politician during heated parliamentary derby.

NIGEL DE JONG has been unceremoniously dumped out of the Netherlands national team after coach Bert van Marwijk saw footage of De Jong’s terrible tackle for Manchester City that left Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle United with a double leg break early in Sunday’s Premier League clash. If you’re squeamish, don’t click this video link.

From The42 Kuyt sorry for latest Liverpool defeat

Kuyt sorry for latest Liverpool defeat

The Dutch forward apologises to Reds fans after Liverpool’s embarrassing 2-1 home defeat to Blackpool.

FULHAM GOALKEEPER Mark Schwarzer has taken the international break to say he would still like to play in the Champions League – and hint that he would still like to move to Arsenal. The Australian keeper was linked to a move to the Emirates during the summer, and told reporters that anyone would be “crazy” to turn down a move to a Champions League team.

From The42 City reveal massive £121m loss Manchester City FC

City reveal massive £121m loss

Manchester City have announced record annual losses after spending more on wages than their entire turnover.

Hollywood stars could feature in Liverpool owner protest

Samuel L. Jackson and Mike Myers could feature in a new viral video protesting against Liverpool FC’s American owners.

From The42 Spurs target 2012 Olympic stadium 2012 Olympics

Spurs target 2012 Olympic stadium

Tottenham Hotspur set to battle it out with West Ham United for the London 2012 Olympic stadium

From The42 Shay Given in court on speeding charges Shay Given

Shay Given in court on speeding charges

The Republic of Ireland international had charges of failing to produce his licence dropped

From The42 Europa League mop up: Reds toil in Utrecht as City earn a point Europa League

Europa League mop up: Reds toil in Utrecht as City earn a point

Liverpool were held scoreless in Utrecht whilst Manchester City came from behind to draw with Juventus at Eastlands.

From The42 Chelsea investigate Marseille claims Champions League

Chelsea investigate Marseille claims

The Blues launch an investigation into incidents involving Marseille fans as their security chief is kicked out of Stamford Bridge.

From The42 Slovakia name squad for Irish Euro qualifier Euro 2012

Slovakia name squad for Irish Euro qualifier

Vladimir Weiss will be without record goalscorer Robert Vittek, who continues to recover from a long-term knee injury.

From The42 Europa League preview: Liverpool face Dutch test Europa League

Europa League preview: Liverpool face Dutch test

Liverpool look to escape their domestic woes by continuing their excellent European form whilst Manchester City will play host to Italian giants Juventus in tonight’s stand out game.