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Soccer - Today’s News

Brendan Rodgers: Facing Real Madrid will be ‘special’

The Liverpool manager is relishing the prospect of hosting the defending champions.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Two goals from Robbie Brady couldn’t keep Hull in the Europa League tonight

Spurs advanced but Hull went out on away goals.

Legia Warsaw fans eviscerated UEFA with this banner tonight

Legia fans are disgusted with UEFA’s behaviour over their removal from Champions League qualifying.

Leeds United have sacked another manager and this time after just 70 days

Neil Redfearn will be the Leeds caretaker manager for the third time in three years.

From Di Canio to Jose: We rank the 10 coolest Premier League managers ever

Souness’ porn ‘stache and Gullit’s dreads earned them places on the list.


The Villa fans were very excited by Ireland underage star Jack Grealish last night

The 18-year-old was a rare bright spark in his side’s loss to Leyton Orient in the Capital One Cup.

Van Gaal: Di Maria not Man Utd’s miracle man

The Argentina international has completed his British record transfer to Old Trafford but his new manager has warned supporters not to expect too much too soon

Liverpool face Real Madrid, City get Bayern in Champions League group stages

Meanwhile, Arsenal and Chelsea were both drawn in groups from which they’ll be expecting to qualify.

5 talking points from today’s Champions League group stage draw

Chelsea were the biggest winners but Liverpool and Arsenal will be happy too.

As it happened: The UEFA Champions League group stages draw

We went minute-by-minute, as Liverpool, City and all the other Premier League clubs involved discovered their fate.

Di Maria: I want to emulate Ronaldo at Man Utd

The new Old Trafford signing will wear the famous No.7 shirt, previously worn by the Real Madrid star, and spoke of his desire to fulfil the expectations of the number

LOI double winner has to sell medals to pay daughters’ university fees

Former keeper Wayne Russell is “heartbroken” to have to part with his medals.

A United fan won £1250 after betting on a 4-0 MK Dons victory the other night

Holly Griffiths is now considerably better off after an improbable series of events.

Rooney announced as new England captain, Hodgson names youthful squad

The 28-year-old forward has won 95 caps since making his debut against Australia in February 2003.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Liverpool hope to land Alex Song, United still want trio

A number of players, including William Carvalho, are still believed to be on LVG’s radar.

Opinion: Why Shay Given is still needed and Ireland can’t win anything with ‘kids’ It's A Given This post contains a poll

Opinion: Why Shay Given is still needed and Ireland can’t win anything with ‘kids’

Reports today suggest that the 38-year-old goalkeeper is set for a return to the international set-up.

Opinion: Champions League qualification MUST prompt Arsenal spending spree

signings are still required after last night’s Besiktas result.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this evening’s Champions League draw

We look at the possible fates awaiting Arsenal, City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Platini says he will not challenge Blatter for top FIFA job

The way is clear for Blatter’s fifth four-year term in charge of FIFA.

As if Bayern Munich didn’t have enough midfielders already, they’re signing Xabi Alonso

The 32-year-old Spaniard will become part of an elite group who have been managed by both Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.

Wenger backs Sanchez to fill Giroud’s boots, rules out move for Falcao

Arsenal’s newest addition scored to help them progress to the Champions League group stages last night.

Soccer - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Crocked Giroud out until 2015 after surgery, admits Wenger

Arsene needs to go shopping again.

Roy Keane’s face tells you all you need to know about the Villa result tonight

The Premier League side were dumped out of the League Cup tonight.

Alexis Sanchez strike sends 10-man Arsenal through

It’s 17 years on the trot in the group stages for the Gunners.

Di Maria gives United drive but can’t wave a magic wand

The signing of Angel Di Maria can only be a good thing for Manchester United, but it won’t solve their problems overnight

Manchester United to make late push for Vidal

The Red Devils will make a concerted effort to bring the Chile midfielder Old Trafford as Juventus demand €50m, while an approach for Ajax’s Daley Blind is also on the cards

Xabi Alonso has retired from international football and the world is a poorer place tonight

“I have formed part of an historical generation that has fulfilled the dreams of millions of fans.”

Spurs’ new €10m defender Federico Fazio has history with Diego Costa

Tottenham have snapped up the 27-year-old Argentine defender.

Celtic wrap up deal for Ghanaian international Mubarak Wakaso

The 24-year-old winger joins on a season-long loan from Rubin Kazan.

Legia Warsaw mocked Celtic with this tweet after their Champions League exit

The Polish club aren’t letting their Scottish counterparts off lightly.

Crystal Palace finally appoint new boss as Warnock returns for second spell

Given their history, Jason Puncheon will be delighted with this afternoon’s news.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: AC Milan chasing Torres, Zigic to Arsenal and today’s gossip

The Rossoneri want two of Jose Mourinho’s squad members while Barcelona have a new Brazilian full-back.

Shelbourne apologise to fans after floodlight failure at Tolka Park

The FAI Cup third round replay with St Pat’s has been rescheduled for next Monday.

‘It makes me lonely that I am the only Irishman in the Champions League’ – Cillian Sheridan

The Cavan-born striker scored again in Europe last night as APOEL booked their place in the group stages.

Celtic fans vent fury as Deila admits team are ‘long way from Champions League level’

Celtic crashed out of the Champions League AGAIN last night and their fans weren’t happy.

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‘I have to go, but this was never my desire’ — Di Maria’s letter to Real Madrid fans

The Argentina international has slammed the “lies” told about the financial demands he made during the failed talks over a contract extension.

Soccer - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

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Hulk helps Zenit advance while Porto cruise past Lille

Here’s the best of the rest of Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier action.

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