Widely recognised as the best referee in Ireland for a number of years, Corkman Alan Kelly is now officially the top of his game in the USA.More
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez last night offered his backing to under-pressure coach Rafa Benitez, while stating reports he was considering selling out-of-form galactico Cristiano Ronaldo were “lies”.More
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho issued a veiled swipe at Graeme Le Saux after insisting all of his players were happy to travel to Israel for tonight’s Champions League clash with Maccabi Tel Aviv, despite heightened security following the Paris terror attacks.More
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini will have formal hearings later this month into allegations that they breached Fifa’s ethics code, it has been announced.More
Jermain Defoe picked Scott Dann’s pocket for a poacher’s finish to seal Sunderland’s 1-0 Premier League victory at Crystal Palace.More
Barcelona may have blown their Clasico rivals Real Madrid away 4-0 at the weekend, but Luis Enrique insists there is still plenty of room for improvement at the Camp Nou.More
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola insists he will not be fielding a weakened team in tonight’s Champions League clash with Olympiacos, although changes from the team he sent into action against Schalke on Saturday are almost inevitable.More
Arsene Wenger has called on Uefa to change its rules on drug cheats, saying the current regulations “basically accept doping”.More
Well, perspective didn’t last long did it?More
One is usually desperate for something to fill the void left by a United-less international weekend.More
Manchester City 1 Liverpool 4
Jurgen Klopp won’t say it and there is evidently still work to do in his rebuilding job at Anfield.
There was lots of blame to go around after Barcelona’s 4-0 win in Saturday’s La Liga Clasico at Real Madrid, but it is not clear if any lessons will be learned.More
Chelsea 1 Norwich 0
If mission impossible is the task facing Chelsea in retaining their Premier League title, then Jose Mourinho needs Eden Hazard to play the Tom Cruise role again and again and again, if they are to have any chance of challenging the top guns.
After the elation of last Monday at the Aviva, it was back to the bread and butter of club football for the Irish players at the weekend.More
It was only Norwich and it was only 1-0 and there were a few scares along the way, but we won and that’s the only thing that matters.More
Watford 1 Manchester United 2
Whisper it quietly, but there were shades of the Manchester United of old at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
West Brom 2 Arsenal 1
Another day, another injury setback for Arsene Wenger.
Newcastle 0 Leicester City 3
Leicester’s ascent to the top of the Barclays Premier League table is the season’s most surprising tale, but midfielder Danny Drinkwater insists there is no magic formula behind their success.
Everton 4 Aston Villa 0
With every passing display of this calibre, Gerard Deulofeu announces himself as a genuine Premier League force, and quite possibly plays himself out of Goodison Park and English football into the bargain.
The omens were hardly auspicious en route to West Brom on Saturday when the blokes in the back of the car with me admitted their only other away day this season was the dismal defeat at the Bridge.More