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Manchester City’s centre-back situation needs sorting – Micah Richards

Pep Guardiola has lost faith in John Stones, failed to replace Vincent Kompany and must quickly remedy Manchester City’s centre-back problems, according to former defender Micah Richards. England international Stones was left out of City’s squad for Sunday’s 2-0 derby...

Frank Lampard believes Billy Gilmour has what it takes to thrive for Chelsea

Frank Lampard believes teen star Billy Gilmour already has the “balls” to thrive in Chelsea’s challenging quarterback role. Scottish youngster Gilmour doubled down on his stunning showing in Tuesday’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Liverpool by bossing Sunday’s 4-0 Premier...

Tottenham boss Mourinho demands more from Tanguy Ndombele

Jose Mourinho delivered a withering critique of Tottenham’s record signing Tanguy Ndombele after a dire first-half showing from his side in the 1-1 draw at Burnley. Ndombele joined Spurs from Lyon in a deal that could eventually be worth 70...

<span class="contextmenu emphasis Hd"> Three players to watch out...

Eoghan Cormican picks out three players to watch in Wednesday’s Munster U20 Football final between Cork and Kerry. Paul Walsh (Brosna, Kerry) googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-incontent-1'); }); Walsh and fellow half-forward Killian Falvey were Kerry’s standout performers during Wednesday’s semi-final win...

Munster need that rare thing in professional sport – time

Results over the weekend ended Munster’s slim chances of qualifying before a turnstile opened in Thomond Park on Sunday. It felt fitting enough. Sneaking into the quarter-finals off the back of a Rube Goldberg-style series of results in Sale,...

Stephen Kenny’s feet firmly on the ground following historic Tallaght victory

His team had just made history in the town where he grew up. With a 1-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv they became the first Irish side to ever win a Europa League game. Dundalk had battled hard for...

Hoops will look to bounce back with big performance in derby

"Every disadvantage has its advantage" - Johan Cruyff Rovers travel to Dalymount tonight for the first clash of the season with Bohs on the back of a bad beating in the Brandywell and The Hoops faithful will be hoping the...

Boden head for Croke Park today in search of first ever All Ireland football title

Best of luck to local GAA club Ballyboden St Enda's as they prepare to meet Mayo's Castlebar Mitchells in this afternoon's senior football final at HQ. (Throw in 4pm.) Boden have shown indomitable spirit all through their run to the final,...
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"You could see he was a pure talent" Gianluca Zambrotta about Messi

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Radomir Antic, the Serbian who promoted strength and solidarity in football

The former technical director of Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona passed away this Monday at the age of 71. We review his...

The Spanish town that lives on the coffins, overflowed with work by the coronavirus

Coffin makers in Piñor, Spain, have not stopped making coffins since the pandemic touched national soil. Their work has been overwhelmed in recent weeks, so...

FIFA Gate: alleged cases of bribes by Russia and Qatar come to light

Two former executives of the American giant Fox were accused of corruption, bank fraud and money laundering in New York on Monday. In a new...

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The social network has been providing researchers fighting Covid-19 with information about whether people stay home and the probability that communities in one area...