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 Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has yet to meet Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford. Photograph:  George Wood/Getty Images

As Mick McCarthy prepares to name the first senior squad of his second spell in charge of Ireland on Thursday, a meeting with Leeds United’s Patrick B(...)

Mike Ashley, founder and majority shareholder of sportwear retailer Sports Direct. Photograph: Darren Staples/File Photo/Reuters

Another season and another sale withers on the vine for one of the last big clubs up for grabs in the world’s richest soccer league. But the difficult(...)

John Anderson in action for Ireland in 1987. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Kevin Keegan recalls with some pride in his recent autobiography “My Life in Football” that when the Newcastle Evening Chronicle announced his signing(...)

John Anderson in action against Brazil in 1987. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

Kevin Keegan recalls with some pride in his recent autobiography “My Life in Football” that when the Newcastle Evening Chronicle announced his signing(...)

 Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren scores against Newcastle United at Anfield. Photograph: EPA

Liverpool 4 Newcastle 0 It resembled an electric pulse beating through Anfield. Liverpool were coasting against Newcastle when word filtered through (...)

‘Between you and me and the post’ – Like sentry guards, Jack McCaffrey and umpire Tom O’Kane watch the ball squirm away from the goal, one of the few moments of danger for Dublin in a relatively straight-forward semi-final win over Galway. Photo: “A Season of Sundays 2018”/Sportsfile

The Best Tony 10 by Declan Lynch and Tony O’Reilly – Gill Books, €16.99 The story of Tony O’Reilly, the Carlow postmaster who stole €1.75m(...)

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez blazes a penalty over the bar during their 0-0 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield. Photo: Paul Ellis/Getty Images

Liverpool 0 Manchester City 0 When the story comes to be told of the 2018-19 season it will be an oddity that the first heavyweight contest between t(...)

 Why is Mike Ashley still doing it? Is it really to plaster St James’ Park in Sports Direct logos? Is there not a simpler, less time-consuming form of advertising? Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA

Frank Brennan may not seem the obvious starting point for a match preview: Newcastle United host Arsenal in the Premier League this afternoon and Bren(...)

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City scores the opening goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

City 1 United 1, Division One, May 1963 In a season that finished with Everton winning the title, both Manchester clubs were mired in relegation trou(...)

Ray Wilkins is shown on the big screen at Stamford Bridge ahead of Chelsea’s game against Tottenham last weekend. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty

In the eyes of all who watched him captaining Chelsea at the age of 18, Ray Wilkins was a golden boy of English football. To an instinctive vision of (...)

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