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# struggling

Last year
# Support
Potter defends struggling Sterling
The attacker has found life difficult on the pitch since joining Chelsea from Manchester City in the close season.
# struggling
Pressure builds on boss Van Bronckhorst as Rangers booed off
The Gers needed a late John Lundstram leveller to rescue a cinch Premiership point against 10-man Livingston.
# difficulties
Lewis Hamilton: I have struggled mentally and emotionally for a long time
The seven-time world champion revealed his struggle in an Instagram story on Thursday.
All time
# out of sorts
'We cannot forget him or kill him or think that he is just any player' - Support for struggling Eden Hazard
Thibaut Courtois has backed his Real Madrid teammate to come good.
# struggling
'I will work as hard as I can to make things right' - Fans' chants leave Mick McCarthy under pressure at Cardiff
A 4-0 loss to West Brom means Cardiff have lost five of their last six games.
# struggling
AC Milan stalemate piles on misery for Juventus
Juve are in the bottom three of Serie A after a 1-1 draw with Milan.
# struggling
McIlroy title defence off to rough start after quadruple bogey at Players Championship
The four-time major winner is 14 shots off the pace.
# Going Well
One of Europe's most highly rated strikers bags hat-trick as Leipzig prevail
It was a good day for Timo Werner, while Schalke extended their winless run to nine games.
# struggling
2 weeks after memorable Liverpool victory, Atletico Madrid facing player and staff paycuts
In a statement, club CEO Miguel Angel Gil said that they were ‘obliged’ to propose a partial unemployment plan.
# Wave Goodbye
Former England boss Steve McClaren parts company with struggling QPR
The team have struggled of late, with just one win in the last 15 league games.
# struggling
Alexis accused of losing his hunger while Mkhitaryan 'doesn't know what he is doing'
Two men who swapped places at Man United and Arsenal in January 2018 have been heavily criticised.
# new arrival
Cesc Fabregas completes move to Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco
The Spaniard made his final appearance for Chelsea during last week’s FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.
# Sacked
Dubliner Joe Dunne sacked as manager of Cambridge United after five wins in 20 games
The 45-year-old took over at Abbey Stadium in May but has endured a difficult season.
# struggling
Germany confirmed as second seeds for Euro 2020 qualifying after Portugal held by Poland
Meanwhile, Sweden earned promotion to the top division.
# struggling
'They're in a different league to us financially, as most teams are at the moment'
Embattled Limerick were beaten 2-1 by St Pat’s on Friday night.
# struggling
Tiger makes dreadful start as world's best toil at US Open
Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day were among those to struggle in a tough US Open round one.
# Connacht
'That saved us from embarrassment' - Keane pleased to see Connacht spirit despite defeat in Glasgow
The westerners will take the positives after another tough night on the road.
# Under Pressure
Wenger: Arsenal worse than last season but I can live with it
The Gunners face Brighton this afternoon.
# struggling
It's looking bleak for Sunderland and their Republic of Ireland quartet after another loss today
The Black Cats’ long winless run now stands at 14 Championship matches after a 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough.
# struggling
'Italy will struggle in World Cup play-offs': Dismal Azzurri face major backlash
Italy drew at home to 103rd ranked Macedonia on Friday, as they prepare for a World Cup play-off in November.
# struggling
Tribesmen drop more points at home to Pat's as pressure grows on Shane Keegan
The hosts had to make do with a draw as their wait for a first victory of the season continues.
# left field
Tony Adams invites former Aston Villa duo for trial at La Liga strugglers Granada
Nigel Reo-Coker and Kieran Richardson are currently free agents.
# needs must
Cash-strapped RTÉ has officially put a chunk of land at its HQ up for sale for €75 million
It’s thought the land is likely to be sold for residential development.
# christmas dinner
A cafe in Tullamore is serving free dinner on Christmas Day for people who are struggling
Hats off to The Bakehouse.
# struggling
Atletico struggling under Diego Simeone as they make worst start to a season since he took over
The Argentine may be on the market should the poor form continue.
# Disappointment
Tearful Djokovic struggling to deal with Olympic exit
The Serb star was unable to find an answer to Juan Martin Del Potro’s attacking prowess
# struggling
This statistic makes for depressing reading if you're a Manchester United fan
The team’s problems in attack have been there under both Louis van Gaal and David Moyes.
# struggling
Opinion: Liverpool's late, late show fails to convince despite Rodgers optimism
The Reds recorded only their second win in nine matches courtesy of Glen Johnson’s header.
# Pressure
This infographic shows which groups in Ireland are struggling most
The latest Red C poll found most people are feeling positive about the country’s finances – but not about their own.
# struggling
10-man Spurs slump to another home defeat to Stoke as pressure mounts on Pochettino
Kyle Naughton received a straight red card late on as the Londoners lost at home for the fourth time this season.
# struggling
Brendan Rodgers: 'There's no magic formula'
Liverpool manager says the team’s issues in attack means their defending has to be better.
# the struggle
9 of life's biggest unanswerable questions
*hits blunt*
# struggling
Sony smartphones not so clever any more
Company predicts massive losses after writing off more than €1 billion in worthless goodwill for its mobiles.
# struggling
Some older people are being forced to choose between food, fuel and medication
Age Action says the Government needs to look out for the elderly.
# Consumer Sentiment
One in four people are struggling to make ends meet - survey
However, a Red C/Sunday Business Post survey today also reveals that 41% a third are comfortable.
# struggling
Rehab and CRC scandals still driving down donations for 61% of charities
More than half of charities surveyed last month said their overall income has fallen in the last year though demand for their services is still rising.
# peace on earth
The essential 'Christmas at home' survival guide
All this time with your family can be tricky, here are a few tips to make it easier.
Column: Men can communicate, just not like women
Men are constantly criticised for ‘not talking’ but they simply communicate in a different way to women; if we want to tackle male suicide we need to tackle their self esteem first, writes Tony Moore.
# India
India gang-rape victim battles against the odds: medics
The victim suffered a heart attack and brain injuries, with doctors saying she is battling an infection in her lungs.