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#High praise

# high-praise - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Conte hails teenager Ampadu after impressive Carabao Cup performance
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Conte hails teenager Ampadu after impressive Carabao Cup performance

Dec 21st 2017, 8:00 AM 6,998 Views 4 Comments

The young debutant “could have a great future” at Stamford Bridge, according to his delighted manager

# high-praise - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Coetzee: ‘Joe Schmidt’s Ireland are the All Blacks of Europe’
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Coetzee: ‘Joe Schmidt’s Ireland are the All Blacks of Europe’

Nov 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,865 Views 11 Comments

The South Africa head coach is full of praise for Ireland, but knows the weight of importance attached to Saturday’s Test match for his side.

# high-praise - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Ireland's O'Dowda finds form at key time with another big performance for Bristol
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Ireland's O'Dowda finds form at key time with another big performance for Bristol

Oct 29th 2017, 9:39 AM 4,999 Views 3 Comments

He chipped in with two assists as Bristol City beat Sunderland, while manager Lee Johnson singled him out afterwards.

# high-praise - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Guardiola after beating Napoli: Maybe best team I've ever faced
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Guardiola after beating Napoli: Maybe best team I've ever faced

Oct 17th 2017, 11:43 PM 8,748 Views 11 Comments

It would have been “impossible” for Man City to win if they had not delivered a flawless performance, according to the Spanish manager.

# high-praise - Monday 16 October, 2017

'Harry Kane is the complete forward' – Real Madrid boss Zidane an admirer of Spurs talisman
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'Harry Kane is the complete forward' – Real Madrid boss Zidane an admirer of Spurs talisman

Oct 16th 2017, 4:58 PM 3,424 Views 3 Comments

Speculation linking the England star with a move to the European champions is unlikely to go away after the Frenchman’s comments ahead of their Champions League clash.

# high-praise - Thursday 5 October, 2017

'Martial is a far better player than I was at 21' - Thierry Henry
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'Martial is a far better player than I was at 21' - Thierry Henry

Oct 5th 2017, 5:00 PM 6,837 Views 2 Comments

The young French forward has often been compared to his countryman, but the Arsenal legend feels he can be ‘world class’.

# high-praise - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'The only one who is world class, or has been world class, is Aguero'
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'The only one who is world class, or has been world class, is Aguero'

Sep 26th 2017, 5:17 PM 8,183 Views 50 Comments

Thierry Henry is a big admirer of the Man City attacker.

# high-praise - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

De Bruyne one of the best I've ever seen, says Guardiola
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De Bruyne one of the best I've ever seen, says Guardiola

Sep 13th 2017, 11:57 PM 6,784 Views 10 Comments

The Man City boss has nurtured top players, including Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta.

# high-praise - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'I felt like standing up and applauding': Isco's performance against Italy was just stunning
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'I felt like standing up and applauding': Isco's performance against Italy was just stunning

Sep 3rd 2017, 4:49 PM 13,560 Views 5 Comments

The Real Madrid player scored twice but it was his overall contribution that stood out.

# high-praise - Thursday 27 July, 2017

€40m Ederson's performance against Real Madrid a sign of things to come
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€40m Ederson's performance against Real Madrid a sign of things to come

Jul 27th 2017, 1:22 PM 13,251 Views 12 Comments

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes his new goalkeeper will soon become Brazil’s number one.

# high-praise - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Tottenham star Eriksen talked up for Barcelona move
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Tottenham star Eriksen talked up for Barcelona move

Apr 25th 2017, 11:59 PM 6,077 Views 10 Comments

The Denmark international has been linked with a transfer to Camp Nou after catching the eye in the Premier League.

# high-praise - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Jaap Stam sings youngster's praises after first Ireland senior call-up
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Jaap Stam sings youngster's praises after first Ireland senior call-up

Mar 15th 2017, 7:17 PM 12,327 Views 6 Comments

The Reading boss says his attacking midfielder has earned the international recognition.

# high-praise - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

'He did really well' - Andy Boyle hailed after Preston debut
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'He did really well' - Andy Boyle hailed after Preston debut

Mar 8th 2017, 2:56 PM 5,167 Views 2 Comments

The Dubliner had a 26th birthday to remember last night, as he completed 90 minutes against Derby.

# high-praise - Monday 6 March, 2017

Silva one reason I joined Man City - Guardiola
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Silva one reason I joined Man City - Guardiola

Mar 6th 2017, 7:28 PM 5,527 Views 13 Comments

The manager says the opportunity to work with the Spaniard was one of his motivations behind heading to the Etihad Stadium.

# high-praise - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'The best thing I've seen in 2017' - Federer-Nadal hailed as tennis classic
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'The best thing I've seen in 2017' - Federer-Nadal hailed as tennis classic

Jan 29th 2017, 1:34 PM 7,145 Views 4 Comments

The two tennis legends competed in a mesmerising five-set affair earlier.

# high-praise - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

'Only Messi and Ronaldo have been better than Rooney'
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'Only Messi and Ronaldo have been better than Rooney'

Jan 24th 2017, 11:09 AM 7,091 Views 15 Comments

Stan Collymore believes that the Manchester United and England frontman has had a decade that compares with the world’s best.

# high-praise - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

James Milner the second-best performing full-back in Europe - study
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James Milner the second-best performing full-back in Europe - study

Jan 11th 2017, 4:04 PM 8,167 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, Man City’s Kevin de Bruyne is the highest-rated attacking midfielder.

# high-praise - Sunday 1 January, 2017

'Outstanding' Ireland youngster Manning hailed by QPR boss Holloway after making debut
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'Outstanding' Ireland youngster Manning hailed by QPR boss Holloway after making debut

Jan 1st 2017, 4:28 PM 10,652 Views 5 Comments

The former Mervue United and Galway youth started for the Championship club in yesterday’s victory.

# high-praise - Monday 5 December, 2016

'You haven't seen the best of Joey yet. He is the future of Leinster Rugby'
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'You haven't seen the best of Joey yet. He is the future of Leinster Rugby'

Dec 5th 2016, 6:30 AM 13,817 Views 16 Comments

The young out-half is primed to take centre stage for Leinster in Europe later this week after another standout performance against Dragons.

# high-praise - Monday 21 November, 2016

'He's an incredible athlete and we didn't have the legs to stay with him'
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'He's an incredible athlete and we didn't have the legs to stay with him'

Nov 21st 2016, 5:00 PM 10,529 Views 0 Comments

Glen Rovers captain Graham Callanan and his team-mates were in Tony Kelly’s slipstream at Semple Stadium.

# high-praise - Saturday 5 November, 2016

'If Martin O'Neill left the job tomorrow, Stephen Kenny would rightly be the favourite for Ireland manager'
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'If Martin O'Neill left the job tomorrow, Stephen Kenny would rightly be the favourite for Ireland manager'

Nov 5th 2016, 10:30 AM 5,029 Views 11 Comments

RTÉ pundits Eamon Dunphy and Dietmar Hamann sit down to discuss Dundalk, Ireland and next week’s World Cup qualifier with Austria.

# high-praise - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Carragher: Coutinho is good enough for any team
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Carragher: Coutinho is good enough for any team

Oct 29th 2016, 1:09 PM 4,090 Views 11 Comments

The 24-year-old Brazilian is reportedly attracting interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

# high-praise - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Spurs boss says teenager Edwards reminds him of a young Messi
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Spurs boss says teenager Edwards reminds him of a young Messi

Sep 21st 2016, 12:49 PM 6,465 Views 13 Comments

The 17-year-old has been compared to two Argentina stars by Mauricio Pochettino.

# high-praise - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'We played like hell' - Klopp revels in Liverpool show
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'We played like hell' - Klopp revels in Liverpool show

Sep 17th 2016, 10:00 AM 6,732 Views 50 Comments

“I told the lads before the game anything can happen, but if we lose we must lose in our way.”

# high-praise - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

'That's why he's the best player of all time... He is total football'
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'That's why he's the best player of all time... He is total football'

Sep 14th 2016, 9:46 AM 7,217 Views 12 Comments

Luis Enrique says Barcelona star Lionel Messi is history’s greatest player because he can adapt to any role in the team.

# high-praise - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

'Luis Suarez is one of the most beautiful men you could come across'
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'Luis Suarez is one of the most beautiful men you could come across'

Sep 13th 2016, 9:02 AM 5,920 Views 12 Comments

Ahead of their reunion in Tuesday’s group stage clash, Brendan Rodgers said the Uruguayan was peerless.

# high-praise - Friday 2 September, 2016

Aiden McGeady signing 'a real coup' for Preston
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Aiden McGeady signing 'a real coup' for Preston

Sep 2nd 2016, 1:45 PM 4,595 Views 7 Comments

The former Celtic and Spartak Moscow midfielder has moved away from Goodison Park in search of first-team football.

# high-praise - Sunday 7 August, 2016

'Best player in the country' Daryl Horgan should be playing in England and for Ireland, says Dunne
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'Best player in the country' Daryl Horgan should be playing in England and for Ireland, says Dunne

Aug 7th 2016, 1:13 PM 15,813 Views 24 Comments

The 23-year-old winger has been a crucial part of Stephen Kenny’s side.

# high-praise - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Martin O'Neill visited the Dundalk dressing room to hail their Champions League victory
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Martin O'Neill visited the Dundalk dressing room to hail their Champions League victory

Aug 3rd 2016, 3:00 PM 27,531 Views 26 Comments

The Ireland manager labelled their performance last night as “phenomenal”.

# high-praise - Monday 1 August, 2016

Messi is better than Pele and Maradona, says Pope Francis
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Messi is better than Pele and Maradona, says Pope Francis

Aug 1st 2016, 9:41 AM 6,039 Views 9 Comments

The San Lorenzo supporter was not shy when quizzed on football’s greatest player.

# high-praise - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

'He has a real brain for football' - Rodgers impressed by Celtic's Irish defender O'Connell
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'He has a real brain for football' - Rodgers impressed by Celtic's Irish defender O'Connell

Jul 26th 2016, 4:04 PM 7,887 Views 7 Comments

The Cork native is hoping to nail down a place in the Hoops’ first team this season.

# high-praise - Monday 18 July, 2016

'Hopefully Paddy Kelly can stay fit. This guy is a genius'
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'Hopefully Paddy Kelly can stay fit. This guy is a genius'

Jul 18th 2016, 3:24 PM 10,732 Views 4 Comments

Cork selector Eoin O’Neill was thrilled with the 30-year-old’s influence in only his second game of 2016.

# high-praise - Thursday 23 June, 2016

'I've never been prouder of a group of players'
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'I've never been prouder of a group of players'

Jun 23rd 2016, 1:01 AM 10,055 Views 7 Comments

The manager joked that Wes Hoolahan would have “lost his head” if Ireland hadn’t won.

'I told Tottenham to sign him years ago!' - Keane hails Hendrick as one of Euro 2016's best midfielders
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'I told Tottenham to sign him years ago!' - Keane hails Hendrick as one of Euro 2016's best midfielders

Jun 23rd 2016, 12:55 AM 14,095 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland skipper believes his team-mate could play at much higher level than the Championship.

# high-praise - Friday 17 June, 2016

'Shane Long at the same level as Belgium's strikers'
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'Shane Long at the same level as Belgium's strikers'

Jun 17th 2016, 4:21 PM 8,223 Views 5 Comments

The Ireland striker has scored against Thibaut Courtois once already this season.

# high-praise - Sunday 5 June, 2016

'Kane can be as good as Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo'
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'Kane can be as good as Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo'

Jun 5th 2016, 6:18 PM 8,700 Views 12 Comments

A Tottenham great has backed the England international to make a big impact in years to come.

# high-praise - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Ronaldo tops Uefa's player rankings, Milner in top 5
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Ronaldo tops Uefa's player rankings, Milner in top 5

Jun 1st 2016, 6:36 PM 11,823 Views 12 Comments

The barometer “tracks players’ form in the build-up to and during the tournament.

# high-praise - Monday 4 April, 2016

Ireland's Keiren Westwood 'the best goalkeeper in the Championship'
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Ireland's Keiren Westwood 'the best goalkeeper in the Championship'

Apr 4th 2016, 5:18 PM 9,576 Views 10 Comments

The Sheffield Wednesday stopper has earned 11 clean sheets this season.

# high-praise - Monday 28 March, 2016

'Daniel Sturridge is one of the best players in the world'
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'Daniel Sturridge is one of the best players in the world'

Mar 28th 2016, 10:46 PM 13,483 Views 15 Comments

A Liverpool legend doesn’t think it would be wise for his former club to cash in on the injured-plagued marksman.

# high-praise - Friday 4 March, 2016

McGregor: 'Muhammad Ali is a special man, I cannot accept comparisons to him'
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McGregor: 'Muhammad Ali is a special man, I cannot accept comparisons to him'

Mar 4th 2016, 5:00 PM 13,821 Views 39 Comments

“He changed culture, period.”