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History is likely to repeat itself on Sunday, but don't rule out final-day drama
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History is likely to repeat itself on Sunday, but don't rule out final-day drama

May 20th 2022, 3:02 PM 3,982 Views 2 Comments

While Manchester City and Liverpool would both be worthy Premier League champions, there could yet be a faller at the last, writes John Brewin.

Clubs embrace chaos as survival fight reaches a dramatic conclusion
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Clubs embrace chaos as survival fight reaches a dramatic conclusion

May 6th 2022, 3:15 PM 2,307 Views 1 Comment

Everton, Leeds United and Burnley all face relegation with varying degrees of consequence waiting for them.

Gerrard has failed to inspire at Aston Villa but surely he will avoid relegation catastrophe?
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Gerrard has failed to inspire at Aston Villa but surely he will avoid relegation catastrophe?

Apr 29th 2022, 4:00 PM 8,360 Views 7 Comments

“I’m concerned about Villa every minute of every day and I’ll continue to be concerned and focused for every minute moving forward.”

Ten Hag's power will only diminish from this point, it's why he must be decisive
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Ten Hag's power will only diminish from this point, it's why he must be decisive

Apr 22nd 2022, 4:00 PM 4,388 Views 3 Comments

Time is already against the new Manchester United manager if he is to be successful at Old Trafford, but so much is still out of his hands.

Do Pep and Klopp really need a Treble to surpass Ferguson's achievements?
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Do Pep and Klopp really need a Treble to surpass Ferguson's achievements?

Apr 15th 2022, 12:00 PM 6,547 Views 12 Comments

Man City and Liverpool meet in the FA Cup semi-final, and it will see one club’s hopes of matching United’s historic success of 1999 come to an end.

Believe the hype - Sunday's showdown could ultimately decide the title race
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Believe the hype - Sunday's showdown could ultimately decide the title race

Apr 8th 2022, 7:54 PM 1,860 Views 0 Comments

Man City host Liverpool in a top-of-the-table clash, with both sides in superb form.

England tried to destroy Beckham, now United fans must stand by Maguire
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England tried to destroy Beckham, now United fans must stand by Maguire

Apr 1st 2022, 4:00 PM 9,392 Views 14 Comments

Hearing Old Trafford back their captain could also be the catalyst for a turning point in what has been a disastrous 10-month spell in his club career,

Ireland's most-talked-about hot prospect delivers on the big stage
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Ireland's most-talked-about hot prospect delivers on the big stage

Mar 30th 2022, 12:12 PM 21,662 Views 8 Comments

Troy Parrott came off the bench to rescue the Boys in Green and prevent a familiar failure.

How the Super League, Smith-Rowe and status quo fuels simmering rivalry
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How the Super League, Smith-Rowe and status quo fuels simmering rivalry

Mar 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 3,886 Views 0 Comments

Aston Villa host Arsenal tomorrow with the Villa Park hierarchy knowing they must halt Gunners’ Champions League charge.

The patronising commentary around Roy Keane needs to stop
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The patronising commentary around Roy Keane needs to stop

Updated Mar 11th 2022, 3:02 PM 66,239 Views 29 Comments

The Corkonian made headlines again for his criticisms of Man United after their defeat by City.

Is Roman Abramovich the most influential figure in Premier League history?
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Is Roman Abramovich the most influential figure in Premier League history?

Mar 4th 2022, 8:10 PM 4,568 Views 8 Comments

The Russian oligarch announced he was selling Chelsea earlier this week.

Has Man United's Cristiano Ronaldo gamble failed?
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Has Man United's Cristiano Ronaldo gamble failed?

Feb 18th 2022, 2:44 PM 5,754 Views 4 Comments

The Portuguese star has shone individually, but his team are going backwards.

To succeed as a manager, Roy Keane must show that the perception is not the reality
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To succeed as a manager, Roy Keane must show that the perception is not the reality

Feb 11th 2022, 1:00 PM 9,048 Views 2 Comments

The Man United legend reportedly turned down the chance to become Sunderland manager earlier this week.

Frank Lampard is a risky appointment for Everton - but anyone else would have been a risk at such a messy club
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Frank Lampard is a risky appointment for Everton - but anyone else would have been a risk at such a messy club

Feb 4th 2022, 5:01 PM 4,278 Views 3 Comments

The Chelsea hero begins live on Merseyside with a Cup tie against Brentford tomorrow.

Does Matt Doherty have a future at Tottenham?
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Does Matt Doherty have a future at Tottenham?

Jan 21st 2022, 1:00 PM 8,557 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland international impressed after coming off the bench against Leicester in midweek.

5 Irish players that could make a Premier League breakthrough in 2022
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5 Irish players that could make a Premier League breakthrough in 2022

Jan 14th 2022, 1:00 PM 9,317 Views 0 Comments

Evan Ferguson and others close to getting game time in the top flight.

Liverpool and others are effectively being punished for their high vaccine uptake
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Liverpool and others are effectively being punished for their high vaccine uptake

Dec 17th 2021, 1:12 PM 9,242 Views 23 Comments

A high number of fixtures in England have been postponed owing to Covid outbreaks.

Can Steven Gerrard become a great manager?
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Can Steven Gerrard become a great manager?

Dec 10th 2021, 7:09 PM 5,824 Views 15 Comments

The Liverpool legend makes his return to Anfield as Aston Villa manager this weekend.

There's just one obvious candidate for Premier League player of the season so far
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There's just one obvious candidate for Premier League player of the season so far

Dec 3rd 2021, 4:58 PM 5,336 Views 5 Comments

Mo Salah has been in blistering form for Liverpool.

Are Chelsea a better team without Romelu Lukaku?
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Are Chelsea a better team without Romelu Lukaku?

Nov 26th 2021, 1:00 PM 5,806 Views 4 Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo has greatly imbalanced Manchester United, but has Lukaku had a similar effect on the European Champions?

The Stephen Kenny debate was never really about Stephen Kenny
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The Stephen Kenny debate was never really about Stephen Kenny

Nov 15th 2021, 12:00 PM 26,389 Views 33 Comments

The Ireland manager is beginning to silence even the most ardent sceptics with a series of improved displays from the team.

Last night proved one thing - we do have the players
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Last night proved one thing - we do have the players

Nov 12th 2021, 12:00 PM 23,283 Views 33 Comments

Ireland earned a creditable draw and could easily have beaten a Portugal team featuring Cristiano Ronaldo.

Man United's misguided idea of football is what leaves them so far behind Liverpool
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Man United's misguided idea of football is what leaves them so far behind Liverpool

Oct 29th 2021, 1:52 PM 8,393 Views 15 Comments

Last weekend’s humiliating 5-0 defeat has left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a tenuous position.

Can a manager and a pundit be too close?
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Can a manager and a pundit be too close?

Oct 22nd 2021, 1:00 PM 7,796 Views 12 Comments

Several ex-Man United players have recently been criticised for their continual defence of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Journalists and football fans must continue to highlight why Newcastle takeover is not right
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Journalists and football fans must continue to highlight why Newcastle takeover is not right

Oct 15th 2021, 1:00 PM 3,271 Views 10 Comments

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) are behind the £300 million deal.

Don't blame Solskjaer if he's out of his depth at United - blame the club
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Don't blame Solskjaer if he's out of his depth at United - blame the club

Oct 1st 2021, 2:43 PM 8,248 Views 14 Comments

United have been too easy to play against this season and are on course to finish behind all three of their title rivals.

Harry Kane desperately regrets not leaving Spurs - this week we'll learn how much Man City are missing him
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Harry Kane desperately regrets not leaving Spurs - this week we'll learn how much Man City are missing him

Sep 24th 2021, 1:00 PM 9,654 Views 10 Comments

Man City begin a daunting week with a visit to Chelsea tomorrow.

Is this the strongest Premier League ever?
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Is this the strongest Premier League ever?

Sep 17th 2021, 5:29 PM 6,978 Views 7 Comments

The financial might of England’s top clubs is in stark contrast with the struggles of other European sides, writes Paul Fennessy.

Is Cristiano Ronaldo a good fit for Man United?
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Is Cristiano Ronaldo a good fit for Man United?

Sep 10th 2021, 5:08 PM 7,243 Views 21 Comments

The Portuguese superstar is expected to make his second debut for the club against Newcastle on Saturday.

Portugal performance shows plenty of reasons to keep faith with the Kenny project
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Portugal performance shows plenty of reasons to keep faith with the Kenny project

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 3:02 PM 21,988 Views 22 Comments

A young Irish side came agonisingly close to upsetting Fernando Santos’ men.

What now for Harry Kane?
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What now for Harry Kane?

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 8:03 PM 35,592 Views 28 Comments

The England striker confirmed he was staying at Tottenham earlier this week, after failing to secure a move to Man City.

'Very frustrated and annoyed' and 'move forward with the rules' - calls for change in ladies football
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'Very frustrated and annoyed' and 'move forward with the rules' - calls for change in ladies football

Aug 3rd 2021, 6:30 PM 16,310 Views 2 Comments

Dublin boss Mick Bohan and Donegal manager Maxi Curran are among those who have been particularly vocal.

Can Sligo Rovers last the pace in the LOI title race?
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Can Sligo Rovers last the pace in the LOI title race?

May 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 4,311 Views 8 Comments

Liam Buckley’s side have knocked the champions from the top of the table.

Pep Guardiola ‘could not care less’ about referee in Champions League final
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Pep Guardiola ‘could not care less’ about referee in Champions League final

May 25th 2021, 2:58 PM 3,311 Views 1 Comment

Manchester City face Chelsea on Saturday with Spanish official Antonio Mateu Lahoz set to take charge of the game in Porto.

How else to remember the worst Premier League season ever?
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How else to remember the worst Premier League season ever?

May 21st 2021, 4:00 PM 4,958 Views 1 Comment

We pick out the moments that will endure from a season played almost entirely without supporters.

Is Dundalk's greatest era now over?
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Is Dundalk's greatest era now over?

May 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 4,025 Views 10 Comments

The Lilywhites take on reigning champions Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park this season.

Progress has been made this season, but problems remain at Manchester United
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Progress has been made this season, but problems remain at Manchester United

May 14th 2021, 4:00 PM 6,630 Views 13 Comments

Can Man United solve their squad’s shortcomings in a single summer?

One man has been more integral than most to Man City's remarkable season
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One man has been more integral than most to Man City's remarkable season

May 7th 2021, 6:10 PM 7,529 Views 8 Comments

Rúben Dias has shone at the heart of the Etihad outfit’s defence.

Guardiola goes back to what he knows best to find all the answers to unprecedented challenge
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Guardiola goes back to what he knows best to find all the answers to unprecedented challenge

Apr 30th 2021, 4:00 PM 2,634 Views 1 Comment

City can reclaim their title this weekend, in what will be a triumph for their era-defining manager.

Breakaway fiasco gives Premier League the chance to fix its greatest flaw
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Breakaway fiasco gives Premier League the chance to fix its greatest flaw

Apr 23rd 2021, 4:47 PM 4,464 Views 3 Comments

The question now turns to how the Big Six should be punished for their scheming. Should they be hit by points deductions and transfer bans? Or should they be hit where it hurts most?

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