VILLA SIGN HOURIHANE REPLACEMENT

Aston Villa have moved to replace Republic of Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane with the signing of Morgan Sanson from French giants Olympique Marseille. The 26-year-old has left Marseille to join Aston Villa in a £16m deal and he will compete with other midfielders like Douglas Luiz, Ross Barkley and John McGinn for a place in the Aston Villa midfielder.

Aston Villa made the move to sign Frenchman Morgan Sanson for a lot of money after Republic of Ireland international man ConorHourihane was allowed to join Premier League hopefuls Swansea City. Welsh club football giants Swansea City are in second place on the English Championship table and they are on course to pick one of the two automatic slots for Premier League promotion at the end of the season and Republic of Ireland midfielder Hourihane would be hoping to contribute his own quota to the Welsh club’s quest to secure a place in the Premier League. Continue reading VILLA SIGN HOURIHANE REPLACEMENT

EURO HOPES ENDED FOR IRELAND WOMEN

 

The Republic of Ireland won’t be represented at the 2022 UEFA Women’s European Championship in England after they failed to book a playoff spot from Group I of the qualifiers. Ahead of the final matchday (matchday eight) in the group, the Republic of Ireland were in a two-horse race for the playoff spot from Group I with leaders Germany already through to the tournament proper. The Republic of Ireland and Ukraine were the two nations battling for a place in the playoffs.


Ahead of matchday eight, the Republic of Ireland women were leading their Ukrainian counterparts by one point and they needed to better the result of Ukraine on the final matchday to secure their place in the playoffs. Hosts England have qualified automatically for the tournament, while the winners from the nine groups available will join the English team. Continue reading EURO HOPES ENDED FOR IRELAND WOMEN

PSG EYE WILLIAN AS NEYMAR REPLACEMENT

 

PSG are keeping tabs on Chelsea midfielder Willian. It is understood that the French side have shown interest in the winger as a potential replacement for Neymar. Willian has been linked to the French giant in recent seasons. While Neymar has been continuously linked with a return to Camp Nou.

According to various reports, Barcelona will make another approach to sign Neymar at the end of the season. The Blaugrana will sanction the sale of a few fringe and underperforming stars in order to raise the fund for Neymar. Phillips Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Arturo Vidal are among the players that have been linked with the Camp Nou exit. Coutinho has been tipped with a return to the Premier League while Juventus have indicated an interest in Vidal.
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ROY KEANE AGAINST PLAYERS AS A PUNDIT?

Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland Captain and anchor man, Roy Keane was known as a brute and steel character on the pitch and he has transferred his on-pitch character into his analysis as a TV pundit.


He is known not to put any word in check while speaking, he is not afraid to say what he thinks and feels even if it might upset a few people. Players and managers alike have been a victim of his outbursts.
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Major Crisis for Ireland Football National Team

The national football team of the Republic of Ireland might miss Shane Duffy as he is doubtful to play for the qualifier matches against Switzerland and Georgia for Euro 2020 that is set to happen in the next month. The main reason for his miss is the injury in his calf. Duffy is a defender for Brighton in the Premier League and for playing for the club, he got injured and was forced to leave the field during the second half in the match between Aston Villa and Brighton for the Carabao Cup in which the latter got defeated.

Currently, the Republic of Ireland has positioned itself at the top of Group D after playing just five games in the competition. Graham Potter is the boss of Brighton. He said that it is really sad for Shane to not being able to play the matches and his teammates will really going to miss him. Shane Duffy, who has shown a lot of good performance in the Premier League club Brighton, has been omnipresent in the defense side of the Republic of Ireland for the qualifying campaign for Euro 2020. He also successfully scored in the much dramatic and talked about match against Denmark that got tied held in the month of June in Copenhagen.
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UNITED LINKED TO TRIPLE SIGNINGS

Manchester United are looking to move on to other transfer targets after completing the transfer of defender AaronWan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.

The Red Devils are thought to be eyeing a move for the English duo of Sean Longstaff and James Maddison. It is reported that United are weighing up bids for both players as they look to continue their summer spree.
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Coleman is an important player

New Republic of Ireland head coach Mick McCarthy said that Seamus Coleman is an important player for him and that his place is guaranteed in the team irrespective of his form with Everton. Indeed the player has been struggling this season to get a sustained run in the Everton team and that has cause doubts that he might lose his place in the national team.

Mick McCarthy said that Seamus Coleman is his captain and that he is an important player not only on the pitch but also off the pitch. He said that he will be counting on him to lead the other players.
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Ireland manager without key players

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill might be without some key players next month in what might be an important match for his career at the head of the national team. Indeed players such as Seamus Coleman, Harry Arter, and Rice might be missing the games scheduled for next month.

Everton defender Seamus Coleman is currently suffering from a fracture and will be missing the two games scheduled for next month. Harry Arter, on the other hand, is out of the team following a clash with Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane. Rice who has become an important player has yet to decide whether he wants to represent England or the Republic of Ireland at international level.
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Ireland Looking Strong

Republic of Ireland are making an impressive campaign in their qualifying matches for the 2016 Euro’s as the team of Martin O’Neil has not lost a single match so far and remain at the top of Group D along with Poland as they both have secured a total of 7 points so far.

The latest qualifying match that Republic of Ireland played was against Germany in a game that took place at the Veltins-Arena in Germany and a goal from Toni Kroos at the 71st minute gave the German team the lead but just when the match was about to end, John O’Shea scored a late goal which equalized the match 1-1 and forced both squads on having to settle with 1 point.

This was a fairly disappointing result for Germany as they were in need of a victory and had control of the match for the majority of the time but just couldn’t hold on to their lead.

‘It’s a precious point and it might be vital at the end of the campaign. To see John scoring, wearing the armband too, and it so late in the game, well it had everything,’ grinned O’Neill who has overseen an unbeaten start to Group D. We’ve had two tough away games and we’ve got seven points. It was a great point for us, in the context of coming to the home of the world champions and getting something from the game. I still feel Germany is the strongest team in the group’’ Republic of Ireland’s coach Martin O’Neil said.

This draw was huge for Republic of Ireland as they managed to snatch a valuable point when playing against the current champions of the world in their own turf. The side of Martin O’Neil continues their march at the top spots of Group D while Germany will have to start performing better if they want to secure a spot to the 2016 Euro’s.