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# Flashback

This year
How a 7-0 hammering by Arsenal helped shape Mikel Arteta's early Everton career
Kevin Kilbane and Alan Stubbs recall the impact made by the young Spaniard when he first arrived at Goodison Park in 2005.
Last year
From Claudia Schiffer to Ronaldo - Roy Keane knows model behaviour now a must at United
Pillars of professionalism can no longer be ignored if Erik ten Hag is to rediscover the glory days at Old Trafford.
'They were banging a shovel in the middle of the pitch and the ice wasn’t cracking'
Áine O’Gorman is coming full circle after the last play-off Ireland contested back in 2008.
Frozen pitch, familiar faces, trip to Iceland - The last time Ireland faced a play-off
Euro 2009 is the closest the Girls In Green have ever come to reaching a major tournament.
'It was like playing against a fella who had a calculator to work it all out. We were trying to do it in our heads'
As Shamrock Rovers prepare to travel to Budapest this week, members of the last Hoops side to play there recall getting taught a lesson by Honved in 1985.
All time
The transfer that stunned football in a season Manchester United's history changed forever
After Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning return to Old Trafford was confirmed on Friday, The42 looks at how Jaap Stam’s dramatic exit 20 years ago this weekend was a defining moment for Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
Aldo's emotional Anfield exit: from battering Barca to bossing Birkenhead
Thirty years on from battling with Emilio Butragueno at the top of the La Liga scoring charts to joining Tranmere Rovers in the old English Second Division, how John Aldridge’s heartbreaking Liverpool departure led to a new chapter in his life.
Fights in the showers, porn on the bus and winners on the pitch - How Shels made Double history in 2000
Pat Scully, Paul Doolin, Richie Baker, Dave Campbell and Alan Mathews reveal all about the team that started a dynasty in Drumcondra.
Surfing in Strandhill, selling Hugo Boss and Joey Ndo's smile - How Sligo Rovers became champions in 2012
The Bit O’Red’s former players and manager recall how bonds were formed and memories of a lifetime made en route to winning the club’s first title in 35 years.
'I missed the cut and ended up getting kicked out of bars for having a fake ID... I’ve come a long way!'
Rory McIlroy recalls his debut at Sawgrass as he aims to win a second Players Championship in a row.
Lovren believes Croatia can surpass achievements of 1998 World Cup heroes
With Davor Suker to the fore, Croatia came third at the World Cup in France 20 years ago.
29 ways 2018 is about to make you feel extremely old
City's lessons learned from 2005 double bid when they 'nearly drank Cork dry'
A first Leeside double since 1951 is at stake this weekend when they take on Dundalk at the Aviva Stadium.
'We went into the dressing room and said that some greater power had been the cause of that'
A late, late goal was the difference when Dublin and Mayo met in the 2003 All-Ireland senior ladies final.
Great footage of Derek McGrath and Micheál Donoghue in opposition in the 1992 minor final
“How many fingers am I holding up?”
Here's what Irish websites looked like back in the 90s
Easier and uglier times…
The Scarlets defeat that laid the foundations for one of Munster's greatest triumphs
It’s 10 years since Munster’s reign as European champions ground to a halt at Stradey Park.
Gavin v McGuinness: The 2010 encounter between the men who would change the landscape of Gaelic football
Seven years ago Jim Gavin and Jim McGuinness met on the sideline for the first time in the All-Ireland U21 football final.
Footage has surfaced of Cork City being gifted a goal by some dodgy Sam Allardyce defending
Big Sam is still having nightmares about Gerry McCabe.
Here's how Eddie Alvarez made short work of Rafael Dos Anjos to become UFC champ
Alvarez makes his first defence against Conor McGregor this weekend.
It's 20 years since King Kev's entertainers famously thumped Man United
On 20 October 1996, Newcastle humiliated Alex Ferguson’s side 5-0 at St James’ Park.
Bergkamp, Bart-Williams and Big Ron: the last time Arsenal faced Nottingham Forest
It’s been a long time since the sides have met but they cross swords tonight in the League Cup.
5 of Martin O'Neill's biggest games in management
Which games would you add to the list?
Where are they now? Ireland's Euro '88 squad
How many of Ireland’s 20-man squad can you remember and what are they doing now?
Where are they now? The United and Palace teams that met in the 1990 FA Cup Final
What have these 22 former players been up to since the last time Manchester United and Crystal Palace met in the FA Cup Final?
The trophy that saved Fergie: the last time Man Utd met Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final
The 1990 final was forced to go to a replay after the original match finished 3-3.
7 great moments you might have forgotten from the Premier League season
What would you add to the list?
Which Irish players have suffered multiple Premier League relegations?
If Norwich are relegated it would be a second successive relegation for Robbie Brady, while Wes Hoolahan is also facing the drop for the second time.
What happened to the Derby County team with the lowest ever Premier League points total?
The Rams managed only one Premier League win in the 2007-08 season.
QUIZ: Were you paying attention to the general election?
Three weeks on, how much do you remember about the election for the 32nd Dáil?
Revealed: Labour voted against extending Special Criminal Court's powers in 2009
Legislation to extend the powers of the non-jury court to deal with cases involving organised crime was opposed at final stages by Joan Burton and her party.
This day in 2012 saw the KO win that earned Conor McGregor a UFC contract
McGregor defeated Ivan Buchinger at The Helix in Dublin… and the rest is history.
Remember this famous Fine Gael ad from 2007?
Micheál Martin raised this eight-year-old campaign ad in the Dáil today.
This 1970s Bank of Ireland ad had a go at predicting your earnings for 2028
In the 1970s, Bank of Ireland had its crystal ball out.
Today in 2012 saw a major milestone in Conor McGregor's career
‘The Notorious’ won his first Cage Warriors title and the MMA world began to take notice.
11 retro McDonalds toys that will make 90s kids weak with nostalgia
They just ain’t the same anymore.
Where are they now? The first ever Toulon team to play in the European Cup back in 2010
Mourad Boudjellal’s men have come a long way in five years.
20 years ago, Luis Enrique humiliated Pep Guardiola and Barcelona
The now-managers will clash in the Champions League semi-finals but have plenty of history as players too.
End of an era: Everything you need to know before the final Mad Men episodes
The land of Don.
Tomorrow's finalists Belvedere College had a UFC star in their winning team of 10 years ago
From the Leinster Schools Cup final to the Octagon.