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# Pressure

This year
'This is on me – maybe I’ve asked them to do too much' - Wayne Rooney
Birmingham have lost their last two games.
'If Scotland win two games then Ireland can miss out' - All Blacks boss Foster
The Kiwi boss suggested last night’s win over Italy was a better spectacle than Ireland’s clash with the Springboks.
Lewis Hamilton will need to leave Mercedes if we do not improve – Toto Wolff
Hamilton’s £40million-a-year contract with the Silver Arrows expires at the end of the season.
I am completely here – Jurgen Klopp still emotionally invested at Liverpool
The German insisted he is not coming to the end of his spell at Anfield.
Last year
Nervous Qatar 'felt supported' despite fan exodus
Thousands of supporters left early as the World Cup hosts slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Ecuador.
Embarrassing Carabao Cup exit piles pressure on Frank Lampard
The Toffees were made to pay for a number of defensive mistakes as Bournemouth ended their run of four successive Premier League defeats.
US Secretary of State asks Egypt for human rights progress before COP27 summit
It’s estimated that 60,000 political prisoners are behind bars in Egypt
'Winning was a matter of life and death, but winning against Rangers was more important'
Read an extract from Phillip Vine’s new book on Celtic’s history.
'I am doing everything I can around the clock, every minute of every day' - Gerrard
The former Liverpool and England captain’s position at Villa Park came under scrutiny after a poor start to the season.
'It can be difficult. You try to not listen to social media' - Henderson
Jurgen Klopp’s men had won just three of their first nine Premier League and Champions League games of the campaign.
Derry City hit form to cruise past UCD and cut gap at top to four points
With Dundalk held to a draw against Shelbourne, the Candystripes sit two points clear in second, but they will now have eyes on the big prize.
West Ham's poor start is concerning, admits Moyes
A defeat to Brighton ensured the Hammers’ worst opening to a season for 51 years.
Fans repeat calls for Baraclough to go as Northern Ireland rescue late draw with Cyprus
Jonny Evans levelled late on but Baraclough’s side have still never won a Nations League fixture.
'Ireland need foothold in group to make games in September meaningful' - Scotland boss Clarke
Visiting manager wary Stephen Kenny’s side can use Dublin clash as the catalyst for a Nations League rescue bid.
Baraclough taunted by Northern Ireland fans after Kosovo defeat
Sections of the Green and White Army sang ‘Cheerio’ after the manager went to acknowledge the travelling support.
Legacy on the line for Rangers in Europa League final
The Scottish side face Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville aiming to add to their 1971/72 Cup Winners’ Cup success.
United fan group aims to start 'relentless' Glazer protests at Old Trafford this Saturday
“The 1958″ tweeted a rallying call to the club’s supporters ahead of Norwich City’s visit for the Premier League clash.
Pressure mounts on Munster and Connacht in URC after South African derbies
The Scarlets also won today, meaning Connacht drop to 10th in the table.
Dublin ambulance crisis: Covid surge and non-emergency calls bringing system to standstill
The HSE has asked people to think of other treatement options before calling 999.
Dublin's ambulance service is being stretched to capacity, writes Garreth MacNamee.
A surge in Covid cases has resulted in extra pressure on the system as more paramedics contract the disease.
Non-emergency calls are also taking up precious resources.
Kurt Zouma facing growing backlash over ill treatment of his cat
London Mayor Sadiq Khan described the incident as ‘despicable’ and over 80,000 people have signed a petition calling for the player to be prosecuted.
US-born Chinese figure skater in tears after another Olympic flop
Beverly Zhu had been widely abused on social media for another poor performance the previous day.
System still under strain but latest data shows link between cases and hospitalisations weakening
Health officials and ICU doctors say the coronavirus is still having a significant impact on Irish hospitals.
Despite record-breaking case numbers, the amount of people in hospital with Covid-19 is far short of the peak of the pandemic.
"The more Covid cases we have the less we can do of other things," the HSE has warned.
ICU doctors say Covid is having a direct impact on the care patients receive.
All time
Barcelona's €75 million man struggling to live up to price tag
Frenkie De Jong’s performances have been up and down, and mostly somewhere in between.
Can Steven Gerrard become a great manager?
The Liverpool legend makes his return to Anfield as Aston Villa manager this weekend.
Liverpool beat Everton to increase pressure on Rafa Benitez
A Seamus Coleman error proved costly as the Reds earned a convincing win.
Worry and anger build in Irish women's rugby after IRFU briefing
Director of women’s rugby Anthony Eddy’s words have been met with a negative reaction.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes Man Utd training amid exit talk
The Norwegian is expected to be in charge for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Tottenham.
'I can’t imagine that Ken Choo would say that, actually, to people' - Mick McCarthy
The Cardiff boss played down suggestions the club’s chief executive had asked fans for ‘new manager applications’.
Doubts hang over Spain ahead of 'do or die' game
Luis Enrique’s side are set for a test of nerve in their last group match against Slovakia on Wednesday.
David Moyes calls for calm as €35 million striker searches for first goal
The West Ham boss has told Said Benrahma to be patient.
Pressure grows for New York governor Andrew Cuomo to quit
The Democrat is facing sexual harassment allegations and scrutiny over the reporting of coronavirus deaths.
With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy
Ireland must now fight to turn their Six Nations campaign around after two defeats.
Amid another injury blow for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp backs Ozan Kabak to handle pressure
The centre-back could replace injured Fabinho against Leicester this weekend.
'The expectations at that age, we'll see if he can handle it' - Guardiola
The Man City boss had words of caution for Phil Foden after his stunning performance against Liverpool.
Hospitals across south-eastern England cancel treatments as Covid cases rise
The total number of Covid-19 patients in hospital in England stood at 15,465 on 16 December.
Ireland's clash with Scotland looms as hugely important for the Farrell era
The Ireland head coach needs to find some answers ahead of the third-place play-off in Dublin.
Gibson-Park gets starting chance as Farrell welcomes competition for Murray
The Ireland boss is also set to give Billy Burns a debut off the bench against Wales.
Lazio come from behind again to keep Serie A title race alive
Ciro Immobile notched his 29th of the season as the capital club came from 1-0 down to win for the second time in three days.
UK government call on Premier League players to take pay cut
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock called on elite footballers to ‘play their part.’
IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks
The IOC has faced strong pressure to push back this summer’s Tokyo Games.