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# High praise

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Geordan Murphy hails 'world class' Ford as Leicester Tigers end Premiership losing streak
'He's got great technique and great quality' - Preston boss praises Burke after first Championship goal
'I would take Robbie Keane all day long on my coaching staff'
England 'have got some fast guys and a great manager'
'He can play six, eight and two. This is cool'
'That's the best round I've ever seen' - McIlroy's brilliance drives rivals to distraction
'Seamus's defensive header at the end was just as good as my goal'
Salah a serious rival to Messi and Ronaldo in Ballon d'Or battle, says former Liverpool great
Stephen Kenny praises former Liverpool youngster after 'exceptional' debut
'One of the most technically-gifted players ever to pull on the Ireland jersey' - Tributes pour in for Wes
Dunphy: 'Players like Wes have gone out of fashion, unless you’re Lionel Messi'
'At Barcelona we had it with Messi and this team Manchester City have it with De Bruyne'
Conte hails teenager Ampadu after impressive Carabao Cup performance
Coetzee: ‘Joe Schmidt’s Ireland are the All Blacks of Europe’
Ireland's O'Dowda finds form at key time with another big performance for Bristol
Guardiola after beating Napoli: Maybe best team I've ever faced
'Harry Kane is the complete forward' – Real Madrid boss Zidane an admirer of Spurs talisman
'Martial is a far better player than I was at 21' - Thierry Henry
'The only one who is world class, or has been world class, is Aguero'
De Bruyne one of the best I've ever seen, says Guardiola
'I felt like standing up and applauding': Isco's performance against Italy was just stunning
€40m Ederson's performance against Real Madrid a sign of things to come
Tottenham star Eriksen talked up for Barcelona move
Jaap Stam sings youngster's praises after first Ireland senior call-up
'He did really well' - Andy Boyle hailed after Preston debut
Silva one reason I joined Man City - Guardiola
'The best thing I've seen in 2017' - Federer-Nadal hailed as tennis classic
'Only Messi and Ronaldo have been better than Rooney'
James Milner the second-best performing full-back in Europe - study
'Outstanding' Ireland youngster Manning hailed by QPR boss Holloway after making debut
'You haven't seen the best of Joey yet. He is the future of Leinster Rugby'
'He's an incredible athlete and we didn't have the legs to stay with him'
'If Martin O'Neill left the job tomorrow, Stephen Kenny would rightly be the favourite for Ireland manager'
Carragher: Coutinho is good enough for any team
Spurs boss says teenager Edwards reminds him of a young Messi
'We played like hell' - Klopp revels in Liverpool show
'That's why he's the best player of all time... He is total football'
'Luis Suarez is one of the most beautiful men you could come across'
Aiden McGeady signing 'a real coup' for Preston
'Best player in the country' Daryl Horgan should be playing in England and for Ireland, says Dunne