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#main man

# main-man - Thursday 14 November, 2019

From The42 'You get to a point where you just put the team first' Main Man

'You get to a point where you just put the team first'

With injury problems behind him, Tyler Bleyendaal is hoping to be part of a bright new future at Munster.

# main-man - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

From The42 'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud' Main Man

'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud'

Johnny Sexton has been named Ireland captain for the first time at the age of 34.

# main-man - Friday 5 July, 2019

From The42 Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal nudge into AFCON quarter-finals Main Man

Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal nudge into AFCON quarter-finals

The Liverpool forward made the difference to set up a last-eight clash with surprise package Benin.

# main-man - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

From The42 Maradona had better Argentina team-mates than 'extraordinary' Messi Main Man

Maradona had better Argentina team-mates than 'extraordinary' Messi

The Barcelona talisman remains without a major international trophy, but Fabio Capello feels he is not to blame for that failure

# main-man - Sunday 31 March, 2019

From The42 'He's just a real leader. He brings so much to the group in terms of that leadership quality' Main Man

'He's just a real leader. He brings so much to the group in terms of that leadership quality'

Declan Bonner hailed the influence of Murphy after yesterday’s Division 2 final win over Meath.

# main-man - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

From The42 'Public uproar' - critics round on Cannavaro over China role Main Man

'Public uproar' - critics round on Cannavaro over China role

Former players and state media questioned the credentials of the 2006 World Cup winner and world player of the year, who is yet to claim a major trophy as a coach.

# main-man - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

From The42 'Right now it's Bernardo and 10 more players' Main Man

'Right now it's Bernardo and 10 more players'

Pep Guardiola is not short of talent in his Man City squad, but believes the midfielder has made himself nearly impossible to drop.

# main-man - Sunday 20 January, 2019

From The42 Lionel Messi comes off the bench to rescue below-par Barcelona Main Man

Lionel Messi comes off the bench to rescue below-par Barcelona

Ernesto Valverde’s decision to rest the Argentina international almost backfired.

# main-man - Sunday 25 November, 2018

From The42 Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year The Perfect 10

Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year

What an achievement.

# main-man - Sunday 23 September, 2018

From The42 Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Juventus perfect in Serie A Main Man This post contains videos

Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Juventus perfect in Serie A

The Portuguese star erased the frustration of his Champions League red card midweek.

# main-man - Monday 25 June, 2018

From The42 Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland Main Man

Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland

The 32-year-old was instrumental in the series success in Australia.

# main-man - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

From The42 Can Ronaldo drag workmanlike Portugal to World Cup glory? Main Man

Can Ronaldo drag workmanlike Portugal to World Cup glory?

With four goals in two games, the 33-year-old has started the tournament in formidable form.

# main-man - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From The42 Schmidt: 'We really wanted to get Joey out there at 10 at some stage' Main Man

Schmidt: 'We really wanted to get Joey out there at 10 at some stage'

The 22-year-old is set for the biggest start of his career as he guides Ireland against the Wallabies.

# main-man - Sunday 27 May, 2018

From The42 Patrick McBrearty inspires Donegal to win over Derry Main Man

Patrick McBrearty inspires Donegal to win over Derry

Down, victors over Antrim last night, now lie in wait at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones in two weeks’ time.

# main-man - Friday 4 May, 2018

From The42 LeBron not claiming 'mental edge' over Raptors despite stunning game two display Main Man

LeBron not claiming 'mental edge' over Raptors despite stunning game two display

LeBron James is again closing in on eliminating the Toronto Raptors but would not comment on claims he has a mental edge over them.

# main-man - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

From The42 'The Argentines criticise Messi a lot... You should thank God that he’s there' Main Man

'The Argentines criticise Messi a lot... You should thank God that he’s there'

Diego Costa believes Tuesday’s international shows the Barcelona ace deserves to be cut more slack by critics back home.

# main-man - Thursday 8 March, 2018

From The42 Lukaku: I'm Mourinho's sergeant on the pitch Main Man

Lukaku: I'm Mourinho's sergeant on the pitch

The striker believes his “soldier mentality” and selflessness have made him a very important part of the coach’s plans at Old Trafford.

# main-man - Saturday 20 January, 2018

From The42 'I love to have the chance to run at the halfbacks, so it's great for me!' Main Man

'I love to have the chance to run at the halfbacks, so it's great for me!'

Jack Conan has excelled in Leinster’s number eight shirt this season.

# main-man - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

From The42 Tarnished Luka Modric key to Croatia World Cup hopes Main Man

Tarnished Luka Modric key to Croatia World Cup hopes

The 32-year-old was involved in a scandal in June over allegedly false testimony he gave at a major corruption trial.

# main-man - Thursday 12 October, 2017

From The42 Former United defender: 'Lukaku can beat Ronaldo’s scoring record in season one' 31

Former United defender: 'Lukaku can beat Ronaldo’s scoring record in season one'

The striker has enjoyed a productive opening to his time at Old Trafford, and Mikael Silvestre has tipped him for bigger things.

# main-man - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

From The42 Argentina boss Sampaoli: 'Football owed Messi the World Cup' Main Man

Argentina boss Sampaoli: 'Football owed Messi the World Cup'

Jorge Sampaoli was full of praise and indebted to hat-trick hero Lionel Messi after their win last night.

# main-man - Monday 18 September, 2017

From The42 Mannion's moment - Dublin forward makes his mark on football's biggest day Main Man

Mannion's moment - Dublin forward makes his mark on football's biggest day

The 24-year-old capped off a superb season yesterday.

# main-man - Friday 7 July, 2017

From The42 Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again Interview

Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again

Warren Gatland turned to the Ireland out-half in the Lions’ time of need and he delivered.

# main-man - Friday 30 June, 2017

From The42 'We’ve a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!' Main Man

'We’ve a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!'

Johnny Sexton takes over at 10 for the Lions tomorrow, with his good friend Owen Farrell moving to 12.

# main-man - Thursday 20 April, 2017

From The42 Hartley picked to captain England for tour of Argentina after Lions omission Main Man

Hartley picked to captain England for tour of Argentina after Lions omission

Eddie Jones has named 15 uncapped players in his squad.

# main-man - Friday 17 March, 2017

From The42 'I feel pressure every game I play for Ireland because I put pressure on myself' Main Man

'I feel pressure every game I play for Ireland because I put pressure on myself'

Johnny Sexton will be without his regular halfback partner against England tomorrow.

# main-man - Friday 10 June, 2016

From The42 'We see Zlatan week in, week out but it's not only him we have to be wary of' Main Man

'We see Zlatan week in, week out but it's not only him we have to be wary of'

Ireland full-back Stephen Ward has been speaking about Sweden’s biggest threat.

# main-man - Sunday 7 February, 2016

From The42 Brilliant Ozil gets Arsenal back to winning ways Main Man

Brilliant Ozil gets Arsenal back to winning ways

The Gunners are now level on points with second-place Tottenham Hotspur.

# main-man - Friday 8 January, 2016

From The42 IABA set to wait until after the Olympics to appoint Billy Walsh's successor Main Man

IABA set to wait until after the Olympics to appoint Billy Walsh's successor

Zaur Antia expected to lead Irish boxing’s medal charge at Rio 2016.

# main-man - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

From The42 Philly McMahon - Donaghy incident, Gooch marking and lifting Sam Main Man

Philly McMahon - Donaghy incident, Gooch marking and lifting Sam

The Ballymun Kickhams club man has been a central figure in the 2015 championship.

# main-man - Sunday 20 September, 2015

From The42 'I think Sexton's salary is probably the same as all of ours put together' Main Man

'I think Sexton's salary is probably the same as all of ours put together'

Canada were impressed with the form of Ireland’s out-half yesterday.

# main-man - Friday 11 September, 2015

From The42 How Kieran McGeeney helped transform Tipperary's hurling scoring star Main Man

How Kieran McGeeney helped transform Tipperary's hurling scoring star

Seamus Callanan credits the Armagh manager for helping his transformation.

# main-man - Thursday 10 September, 2015

From The42 'He eats, sleeps, drinks camogie' - the Galway boss winning All-Ireland titles decades apart Main Man

'He eats, sleeps, drinks camogie' - the Galway boss winning All-Ireland titles decades apart

Tony Ward is continuing to steer Galway in the right direction.

# main-man - Thursday 25 June, 2015

From The42 'He reminds me of Jan Molby in his pomp in his Liverpool days, he can just control the play' Main Man

'He reminds me of Jan Molby in his pomp in his Liverpool days, he can just control the play'

Brendan Devenney is full of praise for Donegal’s talismanic captain Michael Murphy.

# main-man - Monday 15 June, 2015

From The42 'Why wouldn't Benitez build Madrid around Bale?' Main Man

'Why wouldn't Benitez build Madrid around Bale?'

The Wales coach says the incoming Madrid boss must have been happy with the winger’s display against Belgium.

# main-man - Saturday 14 February, 2015

From The42 Shane Dooley helps himself to 1-14 as Offaly claim opening Division 1B win over Laois Main Man

Shane Dooley helps himself to 1-14 as Offaly claim opening Division 1B win over Laois

The Faithful had four points to spare in Portlaoise tonight.

# main-man - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From The42 'Just give me the ball,' Eriksen tells Spurs Main Man

'Just give me the ball,' Eriksen tells Spurs

He has scored late Premier League winners against Hull City, Swansea City and Sunderland since November.

# main-man - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From The42 Lionel Messi ready for 'most important match' Main Man

Lionel Messi ready for 'most important match'

“Tomorrow, we will play the most important match of our lives for our country,” he wrote on Facebook.

# main-man - Friday 11 July, 2014

From The42 TJ Ryan on mental preparation, Páirc Uí Chaoimh memories and sleepless nights Main Man

TJ Ryan on mental preparation, Páirc Uí Chaoimh memories and sleepless nights

The Limerick boss chats to us ahead of Sunday’s Munster hurling final.

# main-man - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The42 Louis van Gaal confirmed as new Man United manager Main Man

Louis van Gaal confirmed as new Man United manager

The veteran coach will join the Old Trafford outfit once Holland’s World Cup campaign culminates.

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