One to Watch: Manchester United’s Paddy McNair
Jan22

One to Watch: Manchester United’s Paddy McNair

Currently fifth in the Premier League, out of the Champions League and the League Cup, it’s safe to say Manchester United’s season hasn’t gone exactly to plan. However, despite inconsistency and a lack of goals on the pitch, one aspect the Red Devils do have going for them is their defensive record. When Louis van Gaal was appointed, one of his main aims was to tighten up what was an incredibly leaky defence under...

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Michael O’Neill: Euro 2016 progression is possible
Dec13

Michael O’Neill: Euro 2016 progression is possible

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill believes his side can progress to the last-16 at Euro 2016, despite being drawn with Germany, Poland and Ukraine in Group...

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Euro 2016 Draw: England to play Wales in France
Dec13

Euro 2016 Draw: England to play Wales in France

England will face Wales at next summer’s European Championship in France after the two home nations were drawn together in Group B. The Three Lions, who won all of their 10 qualifying games, take on the Dragons, who are appearing in their first major championship since 1958. Five days before their clash on June 16 in Lens, Roy Hodgson’s side face Russia, while Wales play Slovakia in their group openers. Northern Ireland will play...

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Southampton’s International Player of the Week
Nov19

Southampton’s International Player of the Week

Name: Steven Davis Country: Northern Ireland Position: Central Midfielder Northern Ireland’s hero in qualifying, Davis came up with a wonderful performance once again, as Michael O’Neill’s men overcame a stubborn Latvia side in Belfast. The 30-year-old scored the only goal of the game, lifting the ball over the keeper at the second attempt, ending a seven-and-a-half year wait for a friendly victory for the hosts. Another win for...

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Top 10: Ex-Premier League players you won’t believe could be at Euro 2016
Nov17

Top 10: Ex-Premier League players you won’t believe could be at Euro 2016

With the continent’s top talent being displayed at next year’s European Championship, we take a look at some of the players you might not have expected to appear at the finals in France. 10. Andreas Isaksson (Sweden) Rated as highly as Petr Cech as a youngster, Andreas Isaksson has had a mixed career. His move to Manchester City in 2006 was greeted by the fans but injury trouble and a lack of form dented his hopes of making it in the...

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Top 10: Ex-Premier League players you won’t believe could be at Euro 2016
Nov17

Top 10: Ex-Premier League players you won’t believe could be at Euro 2016

1. Roy Carroll (Northern Ireland) With Northern Ireland making their first appearance at a major championship in 30 years, they’re going to have to take an experienced goalkeeper and that number one is none other than former Wigan, West Ham and Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll. After Carroll’s infamous ‘wonder save’ for Manchester United against Tottenham’s Pedro Mendes in 2005, many may be forgiven for assuming that Carroll’s...

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