Can old hero Martin O’Neill reignite Forest fire?

It was no surprise to learn that the club hierarchy were said to have been “blown away” by Martin O’Neill’s pitch for the Nottingham Forest job, writes Liam Mackey.

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Martin O’Neill has Forest fire burning, says former star Andy Reid

From the cold shoulder in Ireland to the warm embrace of Nottingham, Martin O’Neill is surfing a wave of enthusiasm, expectation and, of course, nostalgia on his return to the City Ground.

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O’Neill will have ‘big, big point’ to prove at Forest, says Andrews

Keith Andrews is not convinced that Martin O’Neill is the right fit for Nottingham Forest, but believes his appointment as manager at the City Ground does represent a “great opportunity” for the former Ireland boss to get his career back on track.

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GUBU to all that: 2018 was a year of controversy and deflation for Irish football

Liam Mackey on a year of controversy and deflation for the Irish team which finally brought the end game for Martin O’Neill.

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Keith Andrews: There is a role for Robbie in management team

A dream team of Mick McCarthy and Robbie Keane has emerged as the favourites to replace Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane.

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FAI set for talks with McCarthy and Kenny

The FAI will hold formal talks in the coming days with Mick McCarthy who remains the odds-on favourite to reprise his role as Ireland manager.

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Andrews: It’s a cop-out to say new manager won’t have the players

Keith Andrews believes Mick McCarthy is the right man to take over from Martin O’Neill as Ireland manager.

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Each to their own — Test was anything but meaningless friendly

Martin O’Neill wasn’t the only one to rein in his enthusiasm when the Nations League was thrust upon us this year but he paid a bigger price for his indifference to it than most.

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Stephen Kenny: 'Managing your country is the ultimate honour'

"If you offered me the job of managing Real Madrid or Barcelona or Ireland, I would choose to manage Ireland, because it's the greatest honour you can have as an Irishman."

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Payoff for O’Neill and Keane may cost €3m

Having scaled the highs of Lille, and Long versus the Germans, and having sunk to the lows of Denmark and a tepid Nations League campaign, the O’Neill-Keane era has come to an end “by mutual agreement”.

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Will Keane now become the full-time pundit he despised?

Roy Keane always insisted that he would never become a television pundit.

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O’Neill’s exit was strictly business

There was a brief break from the script during the announcement of a joint-bid by the FAI and IFA for the 2023 U21 Euros hosting when the North’s chief executive touched on the importance of full houses to associations.

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FAI must do more than hope for a quick fix

With Martin O’Neill’s exit and a new appointment apparently imminent as Ireland manager, it looks as if the FAI are hoping for a quick-fix to boost chances of qualifying for the Euro 2020 finals which will be part-hosted in Dublin, says Liam Brady.

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Without football backstop, will Brexit cut Irish players adrift?

In the aftermath of a drab, scoreless draw against Denmark on Monday, Martin O’Neill assured the media that his players would be ready for the “big stuff” in March.

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Men of honour like Coleman need real vision from the FAI

If he turned on the telly in the team hotel ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against Northern Ireland last Thursday, Séamus Coleman might have taken inspiration from watching Theresa May defend her Brexit deal in the House of Commons.

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McCarthy in FAI crosshairs to make Ireland return

In what would make for an unusually quick running of the succession stakes, the FAI intend to have a new Ireland manager installed in time for the Euro 2020 draw in Dublin on Sunday week, December 2.

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Here's Martin O'Neill's statement addressing his departure as Ireland manager

Martin O'Neill has said he is leaving his role as Republic of Ireland manager "with a heavy heart", having fulfilled one of his "lifetime ambitions" by taking on the role.

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'Gutted to see the gaffer gone': James McClean pays tribute to O'Neill

It was announced today that O'Neill and Roy Keane had parted ways with the FAI after five years in charge.

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Who are the contenders to replace Martin O'Neill as manager?

It is understood the FAI would prefer to have a manager in place before the Euro 2020 qualifying, which takes place on December 2.

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Never mind the quality, count the points: Martin O'Neill's mixed legacy

As the positive results dried up, there was nothing to provide hope or entertainment for the fans who deserted him last week, writes Paul Kelly.

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Martin O'Neill's Ireland career in numbers

Here we look at some of the numbers behind O'Neill's career as Ireland boss.

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Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane part company with the FAI

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane have parted company with the FAI by mutual agreement.

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VIDEO: Roy Keane discusses Irish soccer fans and who inspired him during his career

“I think the Irish supporters have a good balance. If they see players going out giving their all – they’ll back you all the way.”

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Jason McAteer blames Roy Keane for Declan Rice situation

Jason McAteer has blamed his long-time foe Roy Keane for Declan Rice's expected decision to declare for England.

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Richard Keys: 'Souness would have had a pocket in his shorts for Roy Keane'

Roy Keane is unlikely to be joining Richard Keys and Andy Gray as a pundit on beIn Sports in Qatar any time soon.

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Ireland's most admired sports personalities: Roy Keane rises, Conor McGregor falls and Katie Taylor remains number one

Despite his off-field spats with Irish players, Roy Keane has risen in a poll of Ireland's most admired sports personalities.

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"These arguments happen all the time" - Meyler on Keane row

David Meyler insists the recent turmoil surrounding the Republic of Ireland was blown out of proportion.

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Neil Warnock: Harry Arter loves his country and he wants to play for Ireland again

Harry Arter has been urged to end his international exile and current dispute with the Republic of Ireland set-up by club manager Neil Warnock.

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Niall Quinn expects Keane to settle differences with Arter amicably

Niall Quinn knows what it is to suffer Roy Keane’s wrath.

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I’d have Declan Rice back in team tomorrow, says John Giles

John Giles would not only welcome Declan Rice back into the fold but would put him straight into the Irish team.

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Keith Andrews: Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane facing days of reckoning

Keith Andrews believes that if Ireland lose both games and badly underperform in next month’s Nations League double header at the Aviva, there will be no way back for the Martin O’Neill/Roy Keane management team.

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Tony Cascarino: I don’t have any sympathy for Roy

Tony Cascarino has become the latest former Ireland international to criticise Roy Keane’s actions as Ireland assistant boss – stating that the former Man United great was ‘anything but a professional’.

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Tape won’t affect Ward’s future Ireland international career, insists O’Neill

Martin O’Neill has said that Stephen Ward’s leaked account of the row involving Roy Keane, Harry Arter and Jon Walters has no implications for the Burnley man’s international career.

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Martin O’Neill says Roy Keane ready to ‘reconcile’ with Harry Arter after row

Martin O’Neill has said that Roy Keane is ready to have a “reconciliation” with Harry Arter.

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A bad look when Roy’s rollickings go a step too far

A great power was given to Roy Keane. A power that can be dispensed in a look. By just making the face.

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Red mist lingers - A look at famous Roy Keane bust-ups over the years

For all the knowledge and intuition Roy Keane is blessed with, it’s his frankness and tone which ultimately proves his Achilles heel.

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Love Ireland: Mocking Keane's accent was done in good humour

The UK’s TV watchdog, Ofcom, has assessed complaints that football pundit Ian Wright mocked Roy Keane’s accent and said that the “exchange was intended in good humour”.

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