The Republic of Ireland’s Cyrus Christie shows his dejection following the World Cup defeat to Denmark. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Modern football tends to draw permanent conclusions from temporary situations, which leads to extremist reactions. But, it is the sport we know and lo(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

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Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scores his side’s equaliser against Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League clash. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

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Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur speaks during a press conference ahead of their Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund. Photo: Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images

It was the night when Christian Eriksen made one of the grandest statements of his career. Denmark needed him to perform in the World Cup playoff seco(...)

 Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez scores their second goal against Spurs. Photograph:  David Klein/Reuters

Lee Dixon tells an eye-opening story in the film 89 about being pinned up against the wall of the dressing room by his own team-mates before his first(...)

Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi celebrates scoring his team’s first goal against Tottenham on Saturday. Phoograph: Reuters

For all that is positive about Tottenham, for all that they are about to move into an exciting new stadium and are blessed with a crop of highly promi(...)

Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second against Tottenham. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Arsenal 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 Arsenal proved they are still a force to be reckoned with by blowing away Tottenham in a pulsating north London derby. (...)

A disconsolate Stephen Ward after the second leg of the World Cup playoff against Denmark. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has welcomed his crushed Irish contingent back to Turf Moor with open arms. Stephen Ward, Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady all (...)

Stephen Ward loses the ball to Yussuf Poulsen, leading to Denmark’s second goal against Ireland. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Nobody is too surprised today, are they? Not really, not honestly. Maybe there’s an innate fatalism that comes along with hanging around with Ireland (...)

A dejected Shay Given and Mick McCarthy after Ireland’s 2-1 defeat to Belgium in Brussels. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s 5-1 defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night was galling for a number of reasons. Most obviously - it means there will be no World Cup appearance(...)

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