Southampton boss says strange substitution of Long was a ‘misunderstanding’

SOUTHAMPTON MANAGER CLAUDE Puel has explained his early substitution of Ireland striker Shane Long in yesterday’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City. Click Here: baby blankets online Long speaking to Puel after the substitution. The Saints boss brought Long on for James Ward-Prowse on the hour-mark, but then withdrew him 22 minutes later. Long looked visibly Read more about Southampton boss says strange substitution of Long was a ‘misunderstanding’[…]

Mourinho: Would I prefer to have £300m to spend in January? No

TOTTENHAM MANAGER Jose Mourinho says that his squad is in no need of surgery ahead of the January transfer window. Since arriving at the London side, Mourinho has overseen a revival of their fortunes, leading them to five victories in seven games, including four wins from five in the Premier League. Such results come in Read more about Mourinho: Would I prefer to have £300m to spend in January? No[…]

‘Exactly the type of player we want’ – Cork City complete Galvin deal

CORK CITY HAVE announced the signing of Cory Galvin for the 2020 League of Ireland season.  Galvin joins his hometown club after spending the last 18 months at Waterford, for whom he scored three times in 23 Premier Division appearances last season. The 23-year-old midfielder, who was previously on the books at Ipswich Town, has Read more about ‘Exactly the type of player we want’ – Cork City complete Galvin deal[…]

Dundalk on the double as league-winning boss lands top prize at prestigious LOI awards

DUNDALK BOSS VINNY Perth landed the top prize at the SSE Airtricity League/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland [SWAI] awards last night, while the Lilywhites celebrated a double success after Gary Rogers was named Goalkeeper of the Year. After a season in which they made it back-to-back League of Ireland Premier Division crowns, Perth and Rogers Read more about Dundalk on the double as league-winning boss lands top prize at prestigious LOI awards[…]

Man United defender Ashley Young agrees Milan move – reports

MANCHESTER UNITED DEFENDER Ashley Young has agreed a move to Serie A club Inter Milan, according to reports on Thursday. The 34-year-old will arrive in Italy on Friday for a medical before signing an 18-month contract, Gazzetta Dello Sport reported. United will receive €1.5 million ($1.6 million) plus bonuses for Young who has spent the Read more about Man United defender Ashley Young agrees Milan move – reports[…]

Matt Doherty says Wolves can end Liverpool’s undefeated streak

IRELAND INTERNATIONAL MATT Doherty believes Wolves are good enough to end Liverpool’s long-running undefeated streak. The Reds are widely expected to claim their first league title since 1990, having won 22 out of a possible 23 games so far this season and drawn the other. Nevertheless, the Dubliner feels his side can cause an upset. Read more about Matt Doherty says Wolves can end Liverpool’s undefeated streak[…]

Rugby turning ‘rotten’ and more of the week’s best sportswriting

Florian Lejeune scores a late equaliser for Newcastle United against Everton. Source: Richard Sellers “And what about that lad in front, row G, seat 80-something, who swayed through the match, drunk and then drunker, whose game was a stream of ‘fucks’ and ‘fuck offs’, of stumbling backwards and leaning sideways, propped up by his mate, Read more about Rugby turning ‘rotten’ and more of the week’s best sportswriting[…]

Lukaku scores twice as Conte’s Inter close the gap to Juventus

INTER RETURNED TO winning ways in Serie A as Romelu Lukaku scored twice in the second half to secure a 2-0 triumph away at lowly Udinese. Antonio Conte’s side had drawn their three previous league outings and, with leaders Juventus defeating Fiorentina 3-0 earlier on Sunday, appeared in danger of losing further ground in the title race. However, Read more about Lukaku scores twice as Conte’s Inter close the gap to Juventus[…]

Jordan Pickford unhappy with Gary Neville criticism

EVERTON GOALKEEPER JORDAN Pickford says he gets “hurt” by the criticism he receives and feels hated because he is an England player. The shot stopper made headlines again for a blunder that allowed Crystal Palace to equalise against Everton in Saturday’s Premier League match. The Toffees went on to win 3-1, but Pickford admitted his disappointment Read more about Jordan Pickford unhappy with Gary Neville criticism[…]