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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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# Window Pane
Torres looks for his only way out
It’s trophies not cash that motivate El Nino, writes Paul Ring.
# Transfer Window
On his way: Liverpool agree €26.5million Suarez transfer
Reds get their man at last as Ajax accept latest offer.
# Sexism Row
Richard Keys open to RTÉ switch as Al Jazeera line up sacked Sky Sports duo
Wife of former Sky Sports presenter says that sexist remarks were just ‘banter’.
# Boy in Green
Kevin Doyle happy with the distraction
Wolves and Ireland striker glad to nip back to Dublin today, he says.
# Window Pane
Guardian create Twitter frenzy and then backlash with Bale to Inter story
Fans expecting bigger story than Bale transfer article vent frustration.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Andy Gray have been sacked?
The sacked Sky Sports football pundit is reportedly planning to sue for ‘unfair dismissal’. Should he have been fired in the first place?
# Take a bow son
Top, top punditry: here's our bets for those vacant Sky Sports jobs
There’s a couple of empty seats in the studio at the moment. Here’s a couple of double-acts that could easily get the magic chalkboard going again.
# Happy Hammers
Hammered: Robbie goes east as Spurs lose patience
West Ham to land Ireland skipper on loan until end of the season in bid to avoid relegation.
# Sexism Row
Sacked Andy Gray to sue Sky Sports
Former television pundit likely to take a case of unfair dismissal against the station.
# Sexism Row
Richard Keys takes to airwaves to defend sexism leaks
Sky Sports presenter says he’s sorry for leaked sexist remarks while ‘devastated’ Andy Gray issues apology too.
# Sexism Row
Richard Keys on the brink as new footage emerges
The plot thickens as another video emerged last night. Who’s next?
# Vendetta?
Another leaked tape sees pressure mount on Richard Keys
I know it’s exhausting but here’s the latest leaked tape from Sky Sports. Richard Keys doesn’t do himself any favours at all.
# Comeback
The ugly side of the beautiful game
Lauren Murphy knows more about football than most men. And she says under-fire Sky duo Gray and Keys should be shown the door.
# Sing when you're...
Terrace talk: best chants from football fans
Andy Gray was not forgotten by those at the Reebok last night. Though Bolton’s vocal support weren’t too optimistic about his job opportunities.
# You beauty!
Take a bow son: Andy Gray sacked by Sky Sports
Keys hangs on after apology to female official while sideline reporter suspended.
# Boys in Green
Trap names provisional squad for Carling Nations Cup opener with Wales
Trapattoni looks to tried and tested Irish players for tournament opener.
# Greenscene
Irish Eye: David Norris worth a look for Trap
The Ipswich skipper is in impressive form. And his mother is from Kildare, writes Ronan Hunt-Murphy.
# Sexism Row
Sky Sports 'dump' Richard Keys and Andy Gray for Chelsea game as pressure mounts
Heat is turned up on long-standing TV pair after sexist comments as criticism pours in from across the game.
# Mammy's boy
The watercooler: talking points from the weekend's football
Paul Ring has plenty to reflect on after a busy weekend throughout Europe.
# Unfair Advantage
Fantasy Football: United are on a double-game week but who gets the arm-band?
There’s an awful lot of game-changing points on offer this week. Here’s how to have them in the back pocket, this time next week.
# Old friends
Leeds out-gunned by classy Arsenal
Watch all the goals from the replay at Elland Road last night.
# Tika-taka
Limerick take FAI to court over Barcelona friendly row
FAI refused to leave First Division club face the Catalan giants.
# Return of the King
New York, baby: Cantona reaches for the stars in return to football with Cosmos
Manchester United legend lands director of football role with famous Big Apple franchise.
# Book worm
For your consideration: five essential football reads
Got any of those book vouchers left from Christmas? Paul Ring has a handful of suggestions.
# January Sales
Transfer window swings open at last with stunning Bent move to Villa
Steve Bruce is not a happy man tonight despite the big cheque that’s in the post from Randy Lerner.
# January Sales
Steven Pienaar confirms Spurs switch on Twitter
C U L8r: Everton bid farewell to tech-savvy South Africa midfielder.
# Money Problems
Plea for investment from supporters as Drogheda on the brink
The United Park club will cease to exist after this month if €200,000 is not found.
# January Sales
No direction home: where next for Robbie?
The Ireland skipper needs to get out of Tottenham. But what are his options?
# Gooooooalllll!
Goal of the weekend: which is your favourite?
There was plenty to pick from but this is our super-fave.
# Greenscene
Irish Eye: it's the Long way up for Reading
Giovanni Trapattoni has a ready-made, in-form striking partnership at his disposal at the Madejski Stadium, writes Ronan Hunt-Murphy.
# Big Talk
The Watercooler: five talking points from the weekend's football
Paul Ring rakes over a busy weekend of football action throughout Europe.
# Inside track
Andrew Cole column: Don't write off my old friend Roy Keane, despite failure at Ipswich
Andrew Cole says he was sorry to see his former Manchester United team-mate lose his Ipswich Town job. But he’ll be back.
# Unfair Advantage
Fantasy Football: plenty of eastern promise from City new boy Dzeko
They’re back! Our Fantasy Football experts return from a too-long absence to run the rule over the weekend’s points potential.
# Soccerball
John Rooney, brother of Wayne, drafted into MLS
John Rooney is plucked from relative obscurity at Macclesfield Town to play with the New York Red Bulls.
# Many happy returns?
Never go back: six managers who tried to rekindle that old flame
Kenny Dalglish and Darren Ferguson this week returned to former clubs. But is it a good idea?
# Blazers
'It’s not what you know' - Five unlikely football board members
David Miliband has been invited to join Sunderland’s top brass. We take a look at few more unusual football board members.
# Merry-go-round
Grant working on borrowed time
Rumours of Avram Grant’s imminent departure from Upton Park began to gather pace this morning.
# Golden Boy
Messi takes Ballon D'Or as Matty Burrows misses out on goal award
Irish vote is cast by Jimmy Magee and Paul Kelly. Do you agree with their decision?
# Friends Reunited
Ireland invited to take part in new 'home nations' tournament with England, Scotland, the North and Wales
The Boys in Green may be included in a new tournament including the so-called home nations.
# Northern Exposure
How an Irish part-timer is battling Messi for world's best goal of 2010
Glentoran striker Matty Burrows is the centre of attention ahead of the Puskas Award announcement tonight.