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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in the frame for shock switch to Barcelona

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in the frame for shock switch to Barcelona

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet could be in line to join Spanish giants Barcelona as they search for a back-up goalkeeper this summer, according to reports. Mignolet served predominantly on the bench for the Reds last season as Jurgen Klopp preferred German Loris Karius, although both men are now firmly behind new signing Alisson in the Anfield pecking order. Barcelona are […]

Roscommon back at crossroads as fundamental issues resurface

After their fourth-round qualifier defeat to Clare two years ago then joint Roscommon manager Kevin McStay was typically forthright and honest in his appraisal of where the team was and where they had to go. It had been a difficult championship for them, prefaced by a heavy league semi-final defeat to Kerry in April that was the first real ‘eye-opener‘ […]

James Lawton: Don‘t believe the hype – this was not one of the great World Cups

James Lawton: Don‘t believe the hype – this was not one of the great World Cups

We don‘t have to be as obsequious as Donald Trump but that doesn‘t stop us being fair to Vladimir Putin‘s World Cup. It was well run, free of the projected hooliganism, not to mention nerve gas, and we had some spectacular backdrops of Mother Russia. Football, in such as Kylian MbappĂ©, Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo, also had its moments. […]

Hart, Mahrez and Sane all feature as Manchester City are beaten by Borussia Dortmund

Hart, Mahrez and Sane all feature as Manchester City are beaten by Borussia Dortmund

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was happy with his side‘s display against Borussia Dortmund despite the 1-0 defeat in Chicago. Mario Gotze scored the only goal of the pre-season clash from the penalty spot after Oleks Zinchenko had brought down Christian Pulisic. The majority of Guardiola‘s squad are on breaks after their World Cup exploits but new signing Riyad Mahrez […]