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Daily Archives: October 1, 2017

I’ll quit Spain if Catalan support is an issue

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he is ready to stand down from Spain duty if he is deemed a “problem” by national team coach Julen Lopetegui or the Spanish Football Federation as a result of his support for Catalan independence. Pique made the claim in

‘We won’t hold any fear of Tallaght’

Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers says they will have no fear of playing the FAI Cup semi-final replay against Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght following the 1-1 draw at Oriel Park. Dundalk took the lead after just nine minutes when Robbie Benson found the net and at the

Transfer gossip: Koeman, Bilic, Giroud, Gilardino, Johnstone

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is on the verge of the sack following his side’s 1-0 home defeat by Burnley on Sunday. (Sun) The Dutchman says his future at Goodison Park is out of his hands. (Daily Mirror) West Ham manager Slaven Bilic will get until

Garth Crooks’ team of the week: Kane, Coutinho, De Bruyne, Rashford

Manchester City are top of the Premier League after a 1-0 victory over champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, while Manchester United remain level on points with their rivals after cruising to a 4-0 win against Crystal Palace. Elsewhere, striker Harry Kane scored twice in Tottenham’s

Dyche hails Irish involvement in Burnley match winner

Burnley manager Sean Dyche took delight in the “tremendous” winning goal at Everton which involved Republic of Ireland internationals Jeff Hendrick, Stephen Ward and Robbie Brady. The Clarets, who have already won at Chelsea and drawn away to Tottenham and Liverpool, enjoyed a first win at

European round-up: Bayern’s misery continues

Bayern Munich‘s woes continued as they lost a two-goal lead for the second successive week to draw 2-2 at Hertha Berlin‘s Olympiastadion in the Bundesliga. Interim coach Willy Sagnol took charge of the Bundesliga champions after Carlo Ancelotti departed following the midweek Champions League humbling at