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# soccer - Wednesday 15 December, 2010

Damien Delaney denies any training-ground fight with Roy Keane
# Tractor Rows
From The42
# Tractor Rows

Damien Delaney denies any training-ground fight with Roy Keane

Dec 15th 2010, 2:59 PM 510 Views 0 Comments

Stories of a row between manager and player are ‘complete nonsense’, says Corkman.

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

Between hackers and hoggers: life in the AUL

Dec 15th 2010, 12:22 PM 167 Views 0 Comments

Paul Ring thaws out as his side get back to action. Keep the champagne on ice though.

Stephen Ireland ponders texting Trap... again
# Prodigal Son
From The42
# Prodigal Son

Stephen Ireland ponders texting Trap... again

Dec 15th 2010, 9:43 AM 560 Views 1 Comment

Stephen Ireland has been to the shop for phone credit and is thinking about texting Trap as he considers an international return.

# soccer - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Ipswich deny training-ground fight between Roy Keane and Damien Delaney
# No Row
From The42
# No Row

Ipswich deny training-ground fight between Roy Keane and Damien Delaney

Dec 14th 2010, 10:07 AM 620 Views 0 Comments

Tractor Boys seek legal advice after some newspapers say manager and player came to blows.

# soccer - Monday 13 December, 2010

Big Sam leaves Rovers in shock move
# Exit
From The42
# Exit

Big Sam leaves Rovers in shock move

Dec 13th 2010, 5:09 PM 185 Views 0 Comments

Blackburn part ways with Sam Allardyce this afternoon.

Irish Eye: Roy Keane on the brink of Ipswich Town exit after latest defeat
# Greenscene
From The42
# Greenscene

Irish Eye: Roy Keane on the brink of Ipswich Town exit after latest defeat

Dec 13th 2010, 12:15 PM 242 Views 0 Comments

No Irish names on the Championship’s score-sheets again this week.

Irish Eye: all quiet on the Premier League front
# Greenscene
From The42
# Greenscene

Irish Eye: all quiet on the Premier League front

Dec 13th 2010, 9:53 AM 399 Views 0 Comments

It was a low-key weekend for the Boys in Green in the Premier League as even Dickie Dunne was benched.

# soccer - Sunday 12 December, 2010

Wantaway Tevez has City transfer request turned down
# Ta-ra Tevez
From The42
# Ta-ra Tevez

Wantaway Tevez has City transfer request turned down

Dec 12th 2010, 9:46 AM 197 Views 0 Comments

The famously homesick striker wants to leave Eastlands and move back to Argentina – but City won’t let him go.

# soccer - Saturday 11 December, 2010

FAI confirms talks over England Aviva friendly
# Good Neighbours?
From The42
# Good Neighbours?

FAI confirms talks over England Aviva friendly

Dec 11th 2010, 11:43 AM 427 Views 0 Comments

The FAI admits it’s looking to bring England to Dublin for the first time since the infamous abandoned game in 1995.

# soccer - Friday 10 December, 2010

Fantasy Football: stay away from the big boys
# Unfair Advantage
From The42
# Unfair Advantage

Fantasy Football: stay away from the big boys

Dec 10th 2010, 12:54 PM 403 Views 1 Comment

He’s a head case but Mario Balotelli would make a good captain. Our Fantasy Footballs experts look forward to a weekend where’s there’s plenty of points on offer.

The Magnificent Seven: Arsenal versus Manchester United
# Rivals
From The42
# Rivals

The Magnificent Seven: Arsenal versus Manchester United

Dec 10th 2010, 10:28 AM 572 Views 0 Comments

Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford on Monday evening will be the latest installment of a rivalry which has been fierce and often excessive, but always entertaining.

Guess who's coming to visit...
# Auld Enemy
From The42
# Auld Enemy

Guess who's coming to visit...

Dec 10th 2010, 9:54 AM 216 Views 0 Comments

The FAI are lining up a high-profile and lucrative meeting with England next summer in Dublin. That’d be fun.

# soccer - Thursday 9 December, 2010

Paul Gascoigne avoids jail for drink driving
# Suspended Sentence
From The42
# Suspended Sentence

Paul Gascoigne avoids jail for drink driving

Dec 9th 2010, 11:45 AM 312 Views 0 Comments

Former England midfielder handed a suspended sentence and banned from driving for three years.

Pardew not any more experienced than Hughton, says Kerr
# Magpies
From The42
# Magpies

Pardew not any more experienced than Hughton, says Kerr

Dec 9th 2010, 11:07 AM 143 Views 0 Comments

Former Ireland boss can’t see sense in decision to replace Hughton with Pardew. But Matt Holland says give the new man a chance.

# soccer - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

Watch: Spurs keep the goals coming in Europe
# Euro Vision
From The42
# Euro Vision

Watch: Spurs keep the goals coming in Europe

Dec 8th 2010, 2:14 PM 127 Views 0 Comments

It was another fun night on the road with Tottenham.

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

Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL

Dec 8th 2010, 9:41 AM 163 Views 0 Comments

Paul Ring rolls with the punches as another game is victim to the weather. And we get to hear about THAT goal at last.

# soccer - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

Is this the next Newcastle United manager?
# Job Hunt
From The42
# Job Hunt

Is this the next Newcastle United manager?

Dec 7th 2010, 1:29 PM 192 Views 0 Comments

Mike Ashley is a man in a hurry as he tries to find the right man for the Magpies hot-seat.

# soccer - Monday 6 December, 2010

Irish eye: Seamus Coleman makes his case for the defence in the Premier League action
# Greenscene
From The42
# Greenscene

Irish eye: Seamus Coleman makes his case for the defence in the Premier League action

Dec 6th 2010, 5:32 PM 285 Views 0 Comments

Michael Maher wraps up another weekend for the Irish in the Premier League as Seamus Coleman gets a gallop on Ashley Cole

Irish eye: Andy Keogh steals the show for Cardiff in championship action
# Greenscene
From The42
# Greenscene

Irish eye: Andy Keogh steals the show for Cardiff in championship action

Dec 6th 2010, 4:35 PM 185 Views 0 Comments

Dubliner came off the bench to nod in a late, late equaliser in a quiet weekend for Irish stars.

Sacked Chris Hughton bids farewell to Newcastle job
# Sack Race
From The42
# Sack Race

Sacked Chris Hughton bids farewell to Newcastle job

Dec 6th 2010, 3:32 PM 171 Views 0 Comments

Chris Hughton loses his job as the club say they need a boss with more experience.

Keane on the brink of Tractor Boys exit
# Lonely Furrow
From The42
# Lonely Furrow

Keane on the brink of Tractor Boys exit

Dec 6th 2010, 12:06 PM 212 Views 0 Comments

It’s like Groundhog Day admits under-pressure Corkman. But Keane takes full responsibility for worst league run in Ipswich Town’s history.

# soccer - Saturday 4 December, 2010

There may be trouble ahead: World Cup host choices bring plenty of challenges
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

There may be trouble ahead: World Cup host choices bring plenty of challenges

Dec 4th 2010, 5:07 PM 182 Views 0 Comments

Emmet Ryan explains what we can expect after this week’s controversial decisions in Zurich.

Lessons for Roy to take on the road
# Fergie Time?
From The42
# Fergie Time?

Lessons for Roy to take on the road

Dec 4th 2010, 11:37 AM 185 Views 0 Comments

Paul Ring explains why Keane should look to his former boss Alex Ferguson for inspiration.

# soccer - Friday 3 December, 2010

Fantasy Football Friday: Don’t fear the weatherman
# Fantasy Football
From The42
# Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football Friday: Don’t fear the weatherman

Dec 3rd 2010, 3:31 PM 268 Views 0 Comments

Will the weather play as much havoc with your team as it will with Carlos Tevez’ neckwear?

Golden boy Lineker: ‘I pooed on the pitch against Ireland’
# World Cup Shocker
From The42
# World Cup Shocker

Golden boy Lineker: ‘I pooed on the pitch against Ireland’

Dec 3rd 2010, 9:35 AM 18,536 Views 0 Comments

First losing 2018 to Russia, now a second World Cup shocker grips England: the famously mild-mannered star crapped mid-match.

# soccer - Thursday 2 December, 2010

World Cup decision: the Twitter reaction
# FIFA World Cup
From The42
# FIFA World Cup

World Cup decision: the Twitter reaction

Dec 2nd 2010, 4:53 PM 361 Views 0 Comments

The decision to award the tournaments to Russia and Qatar has set a million keyboards tapping.

Maybe this is why Qatar won: five incredible stadiums
# Stadium Porn
From The42
# Stadium Porn

Maybe this is why Qatar won: five incredible stadiums

Dec 2nd 2010, 4:15 PM 1,669 Views 0 Comments

OK, so it might be 50°C there all day, every day. But just look at where the matches will be!

Heartbreak for England as Russia wins 2018 World Cup
# World Cup
From The42
# World Cup

Heartbreak for England as Russia wins 2018 World Cup

Dec 2nd 2010, 3:54 PM 345 Views 0 Comments

Football isn’t coming home – Russia gets football’s biggest tournament in 2018, and Qatar will host it in 2022.

Guus is a believer...
# Dutch Gold
From The42
# Dutch Gold

Guus is a believer...

Dec 2nd 2010, 3:09 PM 170 Views 0 Comments

Watch the best video from this morning’s World cup presentations. Football evangelist Guus Hiddink packs his bags.

# soccer - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Ireland and Manchester United: painful recent pasts and fuzzy futures
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

Ireland and Manchester United: painful recent pasts and fuzzy futures

Dec 1st 2010, 1:18 PM 264 Views 0 Comments

American blogger Elliott says there are real parallels between Ireland’s economic ‘situation’ and goings-on at Old Trafford. And it has nothing to do with the whole Wayne Rooney-Ivor Callely thing.

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

Between hackers and hoggers: life in the AUL

Dec 1st 2010, 9:35 AM 379 Views 0 Comments

There’s no under-soil heating beneath theses pitches. As Paul Ring learned this weekend.

# soccer - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

'No regrets' says Limerick man despite ban for Wayne Rooney goal celebration
# Glasgow Kiss
From The42
# Glasgow Kiss

'No regrets' says Limerick man despite ban for Wayne Rooney goal celebration

Nov 30th 2010, 2:49 PM 2,708 Views 0 Comments

Corbally United striker misses cup game on Shannonside because of Glasgow court appearance.

# soccer - Monday 29 November, 2010

Three FIFA World Cup officials took bribes, says BBC
# World Cup
From The42
# World Cup

Three FIFA World Cup officials took bribes, says BBC

Nov 29th 2010, 10:11 PM 176 Views 0 Comments

Investigative report claims officials involved in voting for hosts of 2018 and 2022 World Cups took bribes.

Irish eyes: pressure grows on Keane as Delaney sees red in derby rout
# Old Farm Derby
From The42
# Old Farm Derby

Irish eyes: pressure grows on Keane as Delaney sees red in derby rout

Nov 29th 2010, 11:21 AM 244 Views 0 Comments

Roy Keane is left ploughing a lonely furrow as his Tractor Boys stall – after fellow Leesider Damien Delaney is sent off.

Irish eyes: Ciaran Clark takes the headlines after top-flight double
# Boys In Green
From The42
# Boys In Green

Irish eyes: Ciaran Clark takes the headlines after top-flight double

Nov 29th 2010, 9:36 AM 313 Views 0 Comments

It was a good weekend for the Boys in Green in England and Scotland’s top flights.

The Morning Score: Monday
# The Morning Score
From The42
# The Morning Score

The Morning Score: Monday

Nov 29th 2010, 9:10 AM 138 Views 0 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll may miss Clermont games, De La Salle seal a historic win and Aiden McGeady has a spectacular end to his first Russian season.

# soccer - Sunday 28 November, 2010

El Clasico preview: Jose back to haunt Barca
# Friends Reunited
From The42
# Friends Reunited

El Clasico preview: Jose back to haunt Barca

Nov 28th 2010, 9:00 AM 229 Views 0 Comments

The biggest game in club football is on a Monday this time around. It promises to be manic, writes Paul Ring.

# soccer - Saturday 27 November, 2010

Maynooth students to represent Ireland in Turkey at Football Tennis world championships after ‘drunken email’
# Different Class
From The42
# Different Class

Maynooth students to represent Ireland in Turkey at Football Tennis world championships after ‘drunken email’

Nov 27th 2010, 10:20 AM 996 Views 0 Comments

Ireland will be represented by an unlikely gang in Turkey next week.

# soccer - Friday 26 November, 2010

Fantasy Football Friday: give Drogba the armband
# Unfair Advantage
From The42
# Unfair Advantage

Fantasy Football Friday: give Drogba the armband

Nov 26th 2010, 9:30 AM 290 Views 0 Comments

There’s plenty points up for grabs as usual. Here’s how to claim them.

# soccer - Thursday 25 November, 2010

Ireland hints at return to international fold - or is just bored on Twitter
# Keyboard Warrior
From The42
# Keyboard Warrior

Ireland hints at return to international fold - or is just bored on Twitter

Nov 25th 2010, 12:51 PM 376 Views 0 Comments

Exiled midfielder looks to Trap to give him a game as Houllier thinks he’s rubbish