Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan in action against Gibraltar earlier this month.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Even if Ireland manager Martin O’Neill were of a mind to take heed of the RTÉ panel and start Wes Hoolahan in an away match, he might not have the opp(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Newcastle United's Papiss Cisse scores the winning goal against Stoke City. Photograph: David Moir/Reuters

An afternoon dominated by snow, swirling wind, set-pieces and another stellar defensive display from Newcastle United's Steven Taylor was decid(...)