Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss has been in here for seven years and will extend his stay when he becomes director of rugby at Ulster after the World Cup in November. photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

To put it in Australian parlance: “Seven years? Bloody hell’. It’s incredible to think that this is Les Kiss’ seventh season on the Irish coaching tic(...)

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Everton’s James McCarthy (right) and Hull City’s Stephen Quinn in action during the Barclays Premier League match at KC Stadium, Hull.  Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

After a lifeless first half Norwich slipped down to the Championship without much fuss as Arsenal cruised to a 2-0 victory at Carrow Road.The Gunners(...)

Connor Wickham  celebrates scoring his second goal with Sunderland captain John O’Shea  during the  Premier League match  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

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Wigan Athletic’s Chris McCann celebrates his goal during the  match at the Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: PA Wire.

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Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates his side’s victory against Norwich with Craig Bellamy. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

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Kevin Mirallas of Everton celebrates scoring the winner against Aston Villa with Gareth Barry. Photograph:  Malcolm Couzens Getty Images

Late goals from Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas helped Everton bounce back from their Merseyside derby drubbing with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa(...)

Manchester United’s Robin van Persie reacts after losing to Newcastle United on Saturday.

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Republic of Ireland training at the Rhein Energie Stadium, Cologne. Wes Hoolahan (front), Anthony Pilkington (middle) and Paul Green. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

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Cardiff City’s Fraizer Campbell (L) celebrates after scoring against Manchester City at Cardiff City Stadium Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

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