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This month
November 2023
VAR has inhibited goal celebrations - this is the worst of its many crimes
Getting rid of the technology would lead to more incorrect decisions, but this is a price worth paying.
What does Spurs' dramatic turnaround say about Man United?
Manager Erik ten Hag has found himself under pressure after a series of disappointing results.
Last month
October 2023
Marcus Rashford the epitome of Man United's unpredictability
The Red Devils face a big test against the reigning Premier League champions later today.
Has Ireland's attack dramatically improved in the post-Vera Pauw era?
The Katie McCabe-inspired hosts outclassed Albania at Tallaght Stadium last night.
Is it set to be the most open Premier League title race in years?
Man City are showing signs of vulnerability and were beaten by rivals Arsenal just before the international break.
Gibraltar win gives a glimpse of what might have been under Stephen Kenny
Mikey Johnston — a player the manager could have done with earlier in his reign — impressed on his full debut.
Last night's game felt like the end of an era
A demoralising defeat by Greece at the Aviva Stadium left Ireland clinging to the faint possibility of progression to Euro 2024 via the playoffs.
De Zerbi must prove against Liverpool that Brighton have not been figured out
Brighton host Liverpool on Sunday, and De Zerbi says his side are playing at only 30% of their potential.
Liverpool were hard done by, but their inflammatory response was irresponsible
The Reds had a legitimate goal ruled out against Tottenham on Saturday.
September 2023
Social media rabbit hole re-opens old wounds and debate for Irish stars
The Premier League relegation zone currently houses internationals still looking for first win of season.
Postecoglou an antidote to all that’s wrong with the Premier League
The new Spurs boss is proving to be a success on and off the pitch.
Are Man United suffering from giving the manager too much power?
A poor start has seen the Red Devils lose three of their opening five Premier League matches ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.
Is the FAI's indecision harming Irish football?
The association this week confirmed that Stephen Kenny’s position as manager will be reviewed in November.
Maguire and Richarlison sagas highlight the good and bad of modern football
Both Premier League stars endured a torrid time during the latest international break.
Stephen Kenny may go but his principles must remain
Last night’s defeat to Netherlands has led to question marks surrounding the coach’s future.
Stephen Kenny's Ireland tenure beginning to feel doomed
A loss to the Netherlands on Sunday will effectively end the Boys in Green’s hopes of automatic qualification for the Euros.
Irish stars suffering in Premier League limbo
Troy Parrott, Caoimhin Kelleher and Jeff Hendrick are among the players to have found opportunities hard to come by with their parent clubs.
This year
5 problems Erik ten Hag needs to solve
Man United have got their Premier League campaign off to an unconvincing start amid problems on and off the field.
Still far too early to be comparing Ferguson with Kane
The Ireland international has been linked with a big-money move after opening his account for the season on Saturday.
Liam Brady's RTÉ departure marks the end of a certain style of punditry
The Ireland legend worked on his final show during the latest international window.
Irish football must decide on its identity before making a call on the manager
Stephen Kenny’s future has been the subject of much discussion after another sub-par international window.
Stephen Kenny the easy scapegoat amid Irish football's delusions of grandeur
The Boys in Green suffered a demoralising defeat in Greece last night.
Still no mention of elephant in the room as Man City close in on treble
As expected, Pep Guardiola’s men overcame United in Saturday’s FA Cup final.
Despair but no shame for Man United in defeat to their much-superior rivals
United got their approach right but had too many technically inferior players in a 2-1 FA Cup final loss to Manchester City.
The key decision facing Ten Hag as Man United bid to end City's treble hopes
The Red Devils are considerable underdogs against Pep Guardiola’s men this afternoon.
Lack of match sharpness a worry in Irish squad picked for Greece and Gibraltar qualifiers
Stephen Kenny’s 25-man squad for this month’s double-header of games was announced today.
This Man City side won't be remembered as fondly as United's treble winners
Pep Guardiola’s side remain on course to win three trophies this season.
Is the Premier League becoming Ligue 1?
Treble hopefuls Man City look set to claim a fifth title in six seasons after Arsenal’s slip up against Brighton today.
Frustrating times for Ireland's great Premier League hopes
Gavin Bazunu and Nathan Collins have had spells out of their respective first teams recently
Big Sam's return the latest episode in the dumbest Premier League season ever
Allardyce’s return exposes Leeds as having no plan, one of many clubs to have completely lost their way this season.
Season of triumph and woe a reminder of football's fickle nature for Ireland's shining lights
Evan Ferguson and Nathan Collins have experienced contrasting fortunes following managerial changes.
Evan Ferguson better off ignoring Man United advances for now
The 18-year-old Irish striker has enjoyed a hugely impressive season with Brighton.
Shades of Brentford debacle as Man United implode again
A disappointing display saw the Red Devils knocked out of Europe by Sevilla.
Toothless Chelsea's €350 million worth of benchwarmers says it all
A season of chaos and excess for the English side effectively ended on a fitting note tonight.
The unsung hero of Man United's renaissance
Christian Eriksen has made a timely return as Man United bid to secure Champions League football.
The astonishing ineptitude of Premier League giants
Several high-profile English clubs have had poor seasons on and off the field.
The biggest myth of the Stephen Kenny era was exposed last night
Ireland can no longer be considered all style and no substance, writes Paul Fennessy.
Duff's Shelbourne impress with Mourinho-esque display
Stephen Bradley’s Shamrock Rovers were left frustrated at Tolka Park on Friday night.
Are Manchester United back?
The Red Devils won the first trophy of the Erik ten Hag era last weekend and face another big test at Liverpool today.
Real Madrid deliver the final, brutal blow to Liverpool's broken team
A 5-2 hammering from their nightmare opponents marked a shattering end for a once-great Liverpool team.