Keith Andrews - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

Everton manager Roberto Martinez

KEITH ANDREWS: Martinez has Toffees’ Irish crew ticking

Everton hosting Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Wednesday was always going to be a tough game for the Toffees, as their opponents had won three on the bounce and surged from relegation candidates to relative mid-table safety under the guidance of the experienced Tony Pulis.

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KEITH ANDREWS: Brilliant Bayern still the team to beat

Now that the draw for the Champions League semi-finals has been made, I have no doubt we will see two very different match-ups when Real Madrid face Bayern Munich and Chelsea come up against Atletico Madrid.

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KEITH ANDREWS: The men in the middle

Having witnessed some of the finest midfielders in the modern game play this week in the Champions League quarter-finals, it made me think about how the central midfield position has changed over the years.

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Shane Long - shrewd singing by Hull manager Steve Bruce

KEITH ANDREWS: The race from the bottom

While the bulk of attention has been on the fight for the Premier League title and qualification for Europe next season, we can’t overlook what is shaping up to be the most exciting relegation battle in a long time, with every team in the bottom half still vulnerable and their respective boardrooms dreading the financial implications of playing in the Championship next season.

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KEITH ANDREWS: Moving on up with high-flying Seagulls

Having cast an eye over the Championship in general last time out, this week I would like to focus on my side, Brighton and Hove Albion, and offer insight into a club which I presume a lot of people may not know too much about but which, in my opinion, is destined for a very exciting future.

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KEITH ANDREWS: Momentum crucial in promotion race

With just seven weeks left in the Championship season, it is high time I cast an eye over what is the most financially rewarding league in the world to win.

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KEITH ANDREWS: Hoolahan a luxury we can’t do without

As the Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane roller-coaster gathered pace again at the start of the week, with players arriving from all corners of the UK after their club fixtures, everyone was hoping we could keep the momentum going after the solid start against Latvia and Poland.

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KEITH ANDREWS: Moyes needs time on his side

We all knew it was going to be a tough job for David Moyes to take over from Alex Ferguson after his remarkable reign at Old Trafford, but few could have imagined just how torrid the task would prove.

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KEITH ANDREWS: The quality of Mersey

This season’s Premier League is one of the most exciting we have witnessed in many years.

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho on the sidelines during Monday night's game against Man City. Picture: PA

KEITH ANDREWS: Chelsea’s special touch of class

On Monday evening last, I believe we witnessed the most impressive performance of the season so far, when Chelsea overcame formidable opposition in Manchester City, away from home and in some style.

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KEITH ANDREWS: Silva’s star shines bright for City

After last week’s half-term report on Manchester United, it’s time to scrutinise their neighbours and bitter rivals Manchester City, the team most people believe will reclaim the title from the red side of town.

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KEITH ANDREWS: Moyes must be ruthless

KEITH ANDREWS: Time to hold my hands up: I wrote a couple of months back that I felt Man United would turn things around and challenge for the title but I have been proven very wrong.

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