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# soccer - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Did Mourinho orchestrate dirty tricks in Amsterdam?
# No Way Jose!
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# No Way Jose!

Did Mourinho orchestrate dirty tricks in Amsterdam?

Nov 24th 2010, 2:52 PM 192 Views 0 Comments

Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos sent off in bizarre late stages of comfortable 4-o win over Ajax.

Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL: the six-goal thriller
# Grassroots
From The42
# Grassroots

Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL: the six-goal thriller

Nov 24th 2010, 9:46 AM 394 Views 0 Comments

Paul Ring sends one more dispatch from the bottom of the football pyramid. This week his Division Three side are involved in a goal-fest.

# soccer - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Irish refs may be asked to pass Scottish picket line
# Men In The Middle
From The42
# Men In The Middle

Irish refs may be asked to pass Scottish picket line

Nov 23rd 2010, 1:07 PM 165 Views 0 Comments

Scottish football chiefs look to Irish refs as SPL whistlers set to strike this weekend.

Time for Coyle: Is this the next Ireland manager?
# Trot On
From The42
# Trot On

Time for Coyle: Is this the next Ireland manager?

Nov 23rd 2010, 11:47 AM 208 Views 0 Comments

If he keeps this up at Bolton, Owen Coyle might be lucky enough to succeed Giovanni Trapattoni. Not that the Italian is as negative as Gary Megson, of course.

# soccer - Monday 22 November, 2010

Irish Eyes: Premier League
# Focus
From The42
# Focus

Irish Eyes: Premier League

Nov 22nd 2010, 12:56 PM 300 Views 1 Comment

Michael Maher casts an eye over the performances from the Irish in the top flights of England and Scotland.

What do we want? New whistles! When do we want them? Now!
# Ref Justice
From The42
# Ref Justice

What do we want? New whistles! When do we want them? Now!

Nov 22nd 2010, 12:18 PM 78 Views 0 Comments

Scotland’s top football referees are set to bring the SPL schedule to a standstill after they vote to strike next week.

# soccer - Friday 19 November, 2010

Great Dane not impressed by United target Lindegaard
# Danish Civil War
From The42
# Danish Civil War

Great Dane not impressed by United target Lindegaard

Nov 19th 2010, 8:28 PM 444 Views 0 Comments

Onetime Manchester United netminder Peter Schmeichel reckons his compatriot Anders Lindegaard isn’t up to standard.

How to get ahead in your Fantasy Football league
# Unfair Advantage
From The42
# Unfair Advantage

How to get ahead in your Fantasy Football league

Nov 19th 2010, 10:23 AM 987 Views 2 Comments

Every Friday our Fantasy Football boffins will study the stats so you don’t have to. Here’s who to buy, drop and appoint captain this weekend. You’re welcome.

# soccer - Thursday 18 November, 2010

'Bryan Robson never used to cry' - Alex Ferguson reflects on the modern game
# Shop Talk
From The42
# Shop Talk

'Bryan Robson never used to cry' - Alex Ferguson reflects on the modern game

Nov 18th 2010, 4:31 PM 924 Views 0 Comments

Look who the Manchester United manager relaxed with at the Argentina versus Brazil game.

John Bruton appointment to top Euro sports job a blow to Áras hopeful Sean Kelly?
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

John Bruton appointment to top Euro sports job a blow to Áras hopeful Sean Kelly?

Nov 18th 2010, 3:40 PM 392 Views 0 Comments

Former Taoiseach lands plum sports body job in Europe.

# soccer - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

Ireland end 2010 with meek home defeat to Norway
# Boys In Green
From The42
# Boys In Green

Ireland end 2010 with meek home defeat to Norway

Nov 17th 2010, 9:40 PM 134 Views 0 Comments

No way! Ronaldo debuts new haircut
# Head Case
From The42
# Head Case

No way! Ronaldo debuts new haircut

Nov 17th 2010, 2:31 PM 666 Views 0 Comments

The big issues of the day: CR9′s new ‘do.

And you are? Spotlight on Norway
# Viking Invasion
From The42
# Viking Invasion

And you are? Spotlight on Norway

Nov 17th 2010, 12:48 PM 148 Views 0 Comments

Get to know Ireland’s opponents ahead of kick-off at Lansdowne Road tonight.

Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL
# Grassroots
From The42
# Grassroots

Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL

Nov 17th 2010, 10:29 AM 392 Views 0 Comments

In the first of Paul Ring’s weekly diary pieces, we’re introduced to the ‘mighty Buttevant AFC second team’ for the first time. It’s going to be a long season.

# soccer - Tuesday 16 November, 2010

South Korea would give North some World Cup games
# 2022 World Cup
# 2022 World Cup

South Korea would give North some World Cup games

Nov 16th 2010, 7:49 PM 280 Views 0 Comments

A document prepared by a FIFA committee says the South is willing to move some 2022 matches north of the DMZ.

United fans sceptical despite Glazer debt announcement
# True Colours
From The42
# True Colours

United fans sceptical despite Glazer debt announcement

Nov 16th 2010, 3:01 PM 404 Views 0 Comments

In Pictures: Manchester United’s American owners say they’ll settle up on Monday. After years of colourful protest however, the Stretford End wants more answers.

Go west: what happens when Trap looks to US-born players?
# American Dream
From The42
# American Dream

Go west: what happens when Trap looks to US-born players?

Nov 16th 2010, 12:41 PM 242 Views 0 Comments

As Giovanni Trapattoni flicks through a New York-area phonebook in search of ‘Irish-sounding names’, American soccer blogger Elliott Turner asks ‘where will all this recruitment business end?’

# soccer - Monday 15 November, 2010

Who is Trap planning on picking this week?
# Boys In Green
From The42
# Boys In Green

Who is Trap planning on picking this week?

Nov 15th 2010, 1:05 PM 107 Views 0 Comments

A raft of withdrawals ahead of the Norway friendly means the Ireland manager is about to shuffle his deck.

You've got to score one, right?
# Spot-on
From The42
# Spot-on

You've got to score one, right?

Nov 15th 2010, 10:57 AM 167 Views 0 Comments

Watch the penalty shoot-out heroics that won the cup.

# soccer - Saturday 13 November, 2010

Battle of the Rovers in Aviva cup final
# Big Day Out
From The42
# Big Day Out

Battle of the Rovers in Aviva cup final

Nov 13th 2010, 12:33 AM 396 Views 0 Comments

It’ll be a good day for Rovers tomorrow – whoever wins the cup final.

# soccer - Friday 12 November, 2010

Another fine mess: fears grow for Bohs' future
# Financial Trouble
From The42
# Financial Trouble

Another fine mess: fears grow for Bohs' future

Nov 12th 2010, 4:59 PM 245 Views 0 Comments

Bohemians bosses make appeal for funds.

Mario Gomez urges gay players to come out
# Football's Taboo
From The42
# Football's Taboo

Mario Gomez urges gay players to come out

Nov 12th 2010, 1:53 PM 571 Views 0 Comments

Homosexual footballers urged to be open.

# soccer - Thursday 11 November, 2010

Joey Barton charged after latest misdemeanor
# Repeat Offender
From The42
# Repeat Offender

Joey Barton charged after latest misdemeanor

Nov 11th 2010, 4:12 PM 166 Views 1 Comment

Newcastle midfielder thumped Blackburn’s Morten Gamst Pedersen last night.

Hear Holloway's latest amazing rant at reporters
# Shouting Match
From The42
# Shouting Match

Hear Holloway's latest amazing rant at reporters

Nov 11th 2010, 3:08 PM 114 Views 0 Comments

Blackpool boss threatens to quit if he’s fined for making 10 changes to team.

Pádraig Amond off the mark in Portugal
# Foreign Legion
From The42
# Foreign Legion

Pádraig Amond off the mark in Portugal

Nov 11th 2010, 11:58 AM 623 Views 1 Comment

First strike for former Sligo Rovers forward.

# soccer - Wednesday 10 November, 2010

Expect fireworks on Manchester derby night
# Manchester United
From The42
# Manchester United

Expect fireworks on Manchester derby night

Nov 10th 2010, 5:09 PM 137 Views 0 Comments

Central characters have plenty to say ahead of crunch derby in Manchester.

John Aldridge urges Robbie Keane to get out of Tottenham
# Cold Spurs
From The42
# Cold Spurs

John Aldridge urges Robbie Keane to get out of Tottenham

Nov 10th 2010, 3:11 PM 128 Views 0 Comments

Match-fitness the priority warns former Liverpool striker.

What are you at Domenech, you absolute clown?
# Lord Gaga
From The42
# Lord Gaga

What are you at Domenech, you absolute clown?

Nov 10th 2010, 11:42 AM 145 Views 0 Comments

Former France coach in Thailand for poker tournament training camp. Like Blood Sport with cards.

# soccer - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

High drama by the seaside
# Survival
From The42
# Survival

High drama by the seaside

Nov 9th 2010, 11:06 AM 145 Views 0 Comments

It was a long night in Bray as the Seagulls and Monaghan United met to decide promotion and relegation.

# soccer - Monday 8 November, 2010

Cristiano Ronaldo wins 'substantial' Telegraph libel payout
# Libel
# Libel

Cristiano Ronaldo wins 'substantial' Telegraph libel payout

Nov 8th 2010, 8:53 PM 679 Views 0 Comments

The Portuguese footballer settles over claims he was damaging an ankle injury by partying in an LA nightclub.

Hansen hails El Nino's return
# Brilliant Red
From The42
# Brilliant Red

Hansen hails El Nino's return

Nov 8th 2010, 4:42 PM 101 Views 0 Comments

Liverpool fans and legend alike think the old Fernando is back.

Noel Gallagher on Soccer Saturday
# Guitar Hero
From The42
# Guitar Hero

Noel Gallagher on Soccer Saturday

Nov 8th 2010, 11:32 AM 194 Views 0 Comments

The former Britpop star and Man City season ticket holder on duetting with Tevez.

# soccer - Friday 5 November, 2010

Trap plays it safe
# Ireland Squad
From The42
# Ireland Squad

Trap plays it safe

Nov 5th 2010, 3:32 PM 120 Views 0 Comments

Hunt and Folan return to international fold – and there’s one new face.

After another hat-trick here's Steven Gerrard's best goals
# Captain Fantastic
From The42
# Captain Fantastic

After another hat-trick here's Steven Gerrard's best goals

Nov 5th 2010, 10:40 AM 239 Views 1 Comment

The Anfield captain hit a quick-fire treble against Napoli last night. What are your favourite Steve G moments?

'Do I want to move to Newcastle?"
# Job Talk
From The42
# Job Talk

'Do I want to move to Newcastle?"

Nov 5th 2010, 10:02 AM 144 Views 0 Comments

Former Ireland boss has an interesting take on the media talk surrounding him recently.

# soccer - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Champions League Wednesday
# Champions League
From The42
# Champions League

Champions League Wednesday

Nov 3rd 2010, 4:30 PM 5,805 Views 0 Comments

Chelsea, Bayern and Arsenal could secure qualification for second round while Milan and Madrid prepare to duke it out.

The reaction in Italy to Bale's masterclass
# Hot Spur
From The42
# Hot Spur

The reaction in Italy to Bale's masterclass

Nov 3rd 2010, 12:47 PM 247 Views 0 Comments

All the reaction after the Gareth Bale show in London last night.

# soccer - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

The next big things: how many Irish in 100 best soccer starlets?
# The Kids Are Alright
From The42
# The Kids Are Alright

The next big things: how many Irish in 100 best soccer starlets?

Nov 2nd 2010, 5:13 PM 541 Views 1 Comment

Renowned Spanish magazine Don Balon has predicted the stars of tomorrow.

# soccer - Monday 1 November, 2010

We need to talk about Stephen: Houllier brands Ireland lazy
# Ireland's Call
From The42
# Ireland's Call

We need to talk about Stephen: Houllier brands Ireland lazy

Nov 1st 2010, 2:43 PM 827 Views 1 Comment

Stephen Ireland has to pull up his socks if he’s to get back in the Aston Villa side, says Gerard Houllier.

Let's get back together, Hughton asks Kerr
# Magpies Swoop
From The42
# Magpies Swoop

Let's get back together, Hughton asks Kerr

Nov 1st 2010, 10:11 AM 177 Views 0 Comments

Chris Hughton wants his former boss Brian Kerr to give him a hand in England’s north-east.