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Did Mourinho orchestrate dirty tricks in Amsterdam?
Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos sent off in bizarre late stages of comfortable 4-o win over Ajax.
Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL: the six-goal thriller
Paul Ring sends one more dispatch from the bottom of the football pyramid. This week his Division Three side are involved in a goal-fest.
Irish refs may be asked to pass Scottish picket line
Scottish football chiefs look to Irish refs as SPL whistlers set to strike this weekend.
Time for Coyle: Is this the next Ireland manager?
If he keeps this up at Bolton, Owen Coyle might be lucky enough to succeed Giovanni Trapattoni. Not that the Italian is as negative as Gary Megson, of course.
Irish Eyes: Premier League
Michael Maher casts an eye over the performances from the Irish in the top flights of England and Scotland.
What do we want? New whistles! When do we want them? Now!
Scotland’s top football referees are set to bring the SPL schedule to a standstill after they vote to strike next week.
Great Dane not impressed by United target Lindegaard
Onetime Manchester United netminder Peter Schmeichel reckons his compatriot Anders Lindegaard isn’t up to standard.
How to get ahead in your Fantasy Football league
Every Friday our Fantasy Football boffins will study the stats so you don’t have to. Here’s who to buy, drop and appoint captain this weekend. You’re welcome.
'Bryan Robson never used to cry' - Alex Ferguson reflects on the modern game
Look who the Manchester United manager relaxed with at the Argentina versus Brazil game.
John Bruton appointment to top Euro sports job a blow to Áras hopeful Sean Kelly?
Former Taoiseach lands plum sports body job in Europe.
Ireland end 2010 with meek home defeat to Norway
No way! Ronaldo debuts new haircut
The big issues of the day: CR9′s new ‘do.
And you are? Spotlight on Norway
Get to know Ireland’s opponents ahead of kick-off at Lansdowne Road tonight.
Between hackers and hoggers, life in the AUL
In the first of Paul Ring’s weekly diary pieces, we’re introduced to the ‘mighty Buttevant AFC second team’ for the first time. It’s going to be a long season.
South Korea would give North some World Cup games
A document prepared by a FIFA committee says the South is willing to move some 2022 matches north of the DMZ.
United fans sceptical despite Glazer debt announcement
In Pictures: Manchester United’s American owners say they’ll settle up on Monday. After years of colourful protest however, the Stretford End wants more answers.
Go west: what happens when Trap looks to US-born players?
As Giovanni Trapattoni flicks through a New York-area phonebook in search of ‘Irish-sounding names’, American soccer blogger Elliott Turner asks ‘where will all this recruitment business end?’
Who is Trap planning on picking this week?
A raft of withdrawals ahead of the Norway friendly means the Ireland manager is about to shuffle his deck.
You've got to score one, right?
Watch the penalty shoot-out heroics that won the cup.
Battle of the Rovers in Aviva cup final
It’ll be a good day for Rovers tomorrow – whoever wins the cup final.
Another fine mess: fears grow for Bohs' future
Bohemians bosses make appeal for funds.
Mario Gomez urges gay players to come out
Homosexual footballers urged to be open.
Joey Barton charged after latest misdemeanor
Newcastle midfielder thumped Blackburn’s Morten Gamst Pedersen last night.
Hear Holloway's latest amazing rant at reporters
Blackpool boss threatens to quit if he’s fined for making 10 changes to team.
Pádraig Amond off the mark in Portugal
First strike for former Sligo Rovers forward.
Expect fireworks on Manchester derby night
Central characters have plenty to say ahead of crunch derby in Manchester.
John Aldridge urges Robbie Keane to get out of Tottenham
Match-fitness the priority warns former Liverpool striker.
What are you at Domenech, you absolute clown?
Former France coach in Thailand for poker tournament training camp. Like Blood Sport with cards.
High drama by the seaside
It was a long night in Bray as the Seagulls and Monaghan United met to decide promotion and relegation.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins 'substantial' Telegraph libel payout
The Portuguese footballer settles over claims he was damaging an ankle injury by partying in an LA nightclub.
Hansen hails El Nino's return
Liverpool fans and legend alike think the old Fernando is back.
Noel Gallagher on Soccer Saturday
The former Britpop star and Man City season ticket holder on duetting with Tevez.
Trap plays it safe
Hunt and Folan return to international fold – and there’s one new face.
After another hat-trick here's Steven Gerrard's best goals
The Anfield captain hit a quick-fire treble against Napoli last night. What are your favourite Steve G moments?
'Do I want to move to Newcastle?"
Former Ireland boss has an interesting take on the media talk surrounding him recently.
Champions League Wednesday
Chelsea, Bayern and Arsenal could secure qualification for second round while Milan and Madrid prepare to duke it out.
The reaction in Italy to Bale's masterclass
All the reaction after the Gareth Bale show in London last night.
The next big things: how many Irish in 100 best soccer starlets?
Renowned Spanish magazine Don Balon has predicted the stars of tomorrow.
We need to talk about Stephen: Houllier brands Ireland lazy
Stephen Ireland has to pull up his socks if he’s to get back in the Aston Villa side, says Gerard Houllier.
Let's get back together, Hughton asks Kerr
Chris Hughton wants his former boss Brian Kerr to give him a hand in England’s north-east.