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Ireland pull out of Euro 2012

Cork has spoken. There is no sense in carrying on.

The Neviller is popular as ever

Good to hear that Michel Arteta is back in training for Everton after his injury lay-off. On his (apparently) twitter page, Michel proudly details his modest progress *"My first time kicking the ball again today and I am already better at...

Arsenal vs Aston Villa: Two teams in dire need of Premier League points

Two teams that really could do with a three-point boost in the Premier League are Arsenal and Aston Villa, and the pair do battle at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. With the Gunners in danger of missing out on...

Who is the Premiership’s real Yoda?

"Avram's knowledge is immense. He's like Yoda. His pearls of wisdom seem to be far-reaching and he speaks a lot of sense." So said goalkeeper, David James about new Portsmouth manager, Avram Grant. (Sorry, can't resist, shouldn't that be 'like...

Benitez will stay at Liverpool

Ger McCarthy weighs up the options and decides Rafa is going nowhere for the time being.

Ray Houghton

Diminutive stator of the obvious with 20-20 hindsight.

Richard Keys and his long history of open mic blunders

Not the first time Keys has fouled up in front of a mic.

Early setback for John Terry PR drive

Ramires hug cancelled out at Chelsea training ground.

Roy Keane’s interview rant

Keano in not quite practising his own "move on" doctrine shocker.

David Beckham quotes

To mark the sad news about poor old Becks missing the World Cup, we look back at the guff that's taken him this far.

RIP Sir Bobby Robson

The word legend is overused in football, but was certainly appropriate for the late footballer and manager, Sir Bobby Robson who died last week after a long and courageous battle with cancer. I'm too young to remember Sir Bobby...

The World Cup Dream Team

James Richardson just edges out Billo to captain our World Cup media Dream Team.

Performance review: No 1 – RTE

In a new series, we look at the football broadcasting output from the main players over the past year. First up RTE



Eamon Dunphy

Graham Taylor

John Motson

Kevin Keegan

George Hamilton