Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

Glen Johnson stoops to head in Liverpool’s late winner against Stoke City at Anfield

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Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: still looking to impose a discernible  system on the side. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tonight’s game is overshadowed by the lingering disappointment of Friday’s loss in Scotland. Poland’s very comfortable win in Georgia, which put them (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill with goalkeeping coach Seamus McDonagh at Celtic Park on Thursday night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill is refusing to allow the latest episode in the Roy Keane saga to distract him from his mission to guide the Republic of Ireland to the (...)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan walks out at Celtic Park for a training session on Thursday. Photograph:   Danny Lawson/PA

Gordon Strachan has reminded Republic of Ireland they will be entering Scotland “territory” in Friday night’s 2016 European Championship qualifier at (...)

Roy Keane  arrives ahead of this morning’s training session in Malahide. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire. 0:54

Waiting for Keano. Beckett said the tears of the world are a constant quantity. Well, right now they are constant and quantitative upon our hooded nog(...)

James McCarthy has failed to recover from a hamstring injury in time to face Scotland at Celtic Park tomorrow night

James McCarthy and Glenn Whelan have both been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland at Celtic Park tomorrow nig(...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill talks to members of the media ahead of his side’s crucial European Championship qualifying game against Scotland in Celtic Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho 2:31

Martin O’Neill is likely to make a call on James McCarthy’s fitness this morning in Malahide with the Republic of Ireland strongly suggesting that th(...)

James McCarthy sits out training with team doctor Alan Byrne this morning. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho 2:31

Martin O’Neill is likely to make a call on James McCarthy’s fitness tomorrow when the Irish squad is due to train in Malahide for the last time before(...)

Shay Given training with the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of Friday night’s game in Glasgow. Photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer 1:18

Legend has it that Archie Gemmill, then at Derby County, drove his heavily pregnant wife all the way to Paisley in mid-season so that their son would (...)