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Dynamic Euro 2016 start is key for Ireland, says Long
Dynamic Euro 2016 start is key for Ireland, says Long

Football Soccer - Southampton v Newcastle United - Barclays Premier League - St Mary's Stadium - 9/4/16 Southampton's Shane Long celebrates scoring their first goal Reuters / Philip Brown Livepic/FilesREUTERS - Ireland are targeting wins from their opening two games at the European Championship in France as they look to reach the knockout stages for the first time, said striker Shane Long.Martin O'Neill's men launch their European Championship Gr

May 27 2016
English Premier League: 5 best comebacks from injury in 2015/16
English Premier League: 5 best comebacks from injury in 2015/16

Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture in his leg and hasn’t returned sinceFootball can be very rough at times; a tackle a second too late or an awkward landing here and there can lead to career-ending injuries. Coming back from an ACL tier, a dislocated ankle or a fractured fibula, to play with the same drive and at the same level is always tough for any player.Luke Shaw was one such victim to an unfortunate incident earlier in the season. O

May 27 2016
Southampton release three players, club legend Kelvin Davis's 11-year-old son scores in testimonial
Southampton release three players, club legend Kelvin Davis's 11-year-old son scores in testimonial

Southampton’s Kelvin Davis had a testimonial matchDavis confirmed before his testimonial last week that the game would be his last in a Southampton shirt after ten years of service to the club. Uruguayan Gastón Ramírez and young goalkeeper Will Britt are the other two players who will depart following the expiration of their current contracts.Davis joined Saints in the summer of 2006 and played a key role in the club’s i

May 26 2016
Manager Watch: 5 best managerial options for Everton
Manager Watch: 5 best managerial options for Everton

Frank de Boer led  Ajax to the Eredivisie title in 2012/13Everton, as a club, are hardly in turmoil. Yet, the sacking of Roberto Martinez reflects a desperate need for a change in direction. The young Spanish manager was unable to live up the expectations set upon him both by himself and fans. Now, Everton are left manning the watch for a new manager with plenty to choose from on the list of options.Roberto Martinez’s promise of leadin

May 25 2016
Saints pleased with progress of Koeman contract talks
Saints pleased with progress of Koeman contract talks

Britain Soccer Football - Southampton v Crystal Palace - Barclays Premier League - St Mary's Stadium - 15/5/16 Southampton manager Ronald Koeman acknowledges fans at the end of the match Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic(Reuters) - Southampton manager Ronald Koeman's contract negotiations are moving in the right direction, according to executive director of football Les Reed, who hinted that both parties were now working on the fine

Timeline of Van Gaal's Manchester United reign
Timeline of Van Gaal's Manchester United reign

Van Gaal was sacked by Manchester United on Monday (Reuters) - Louis van Gaal was sacked as Manchester United manager on Monday, two years into his three-year contract. Here are the key moments of the Dutchman's time at Old Trafford.- -July-August 2014: Having guided the Netherlands to third place at the World Cup, Van Gaal makes a flurry of signings in a bid to overhaul United's squad, including Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from

May 24 2016
FA Cup not enough for Van Gaal as United seek spark
FA Cup not enough for Van Gaal as United seek spark

Britain Football Soccer - Crystal Palace v Manchester United - FA Cup Final - Wembley Stadium - 21/5/16 Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal celebrates winning the FA Cup with the trophy Action Images via Reuters / Jason CairnduffBy Mitch PhillipsLONDON (Reuters) - For a club that in 2000 were happy to ditch their defence of the FA Cup so they could play in the World Club Championship, winning football's oldest trophy was never likely to b

May 24 2016
Cup not enough for Van Gaal as United seek spark
Cup not enough for Van Gaal as United seek spark

Football Soccer - AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United - Barclays Premier League - Vitality Stadium - 12/12/15 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal before the match Action Images via Reuters / Tony O'Brien LivepicBy Mitch PhillipsLONDON (Reuters) - For a club that in 2000 was happy to ditch their defence of the FA Cup so they could play in the World Club Championship, winning soccer's oldest trophy was never likely to be enough to convince Man

May 23 2016
Conte omits Balotelli from provisional Italy Euro 2016 squad
Conte omits Balotelli from provisional Italy Euro 2016 squad

Football soccer - Italy news conference - Udine, Italy - 23/03/16 File photo of Italy's coach Antonio Conte attending a news conference ahead of their international friendly against Spain. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo/FilesItaly manager Antonio Conte named his provisional squad for the European Championship on Monday, and his selection was notable as much for the player he left off as for those he chose.Milan's Mario Balotelli will not be part of

May 23 2016
Stats: Which Premier League club's teenagers played the most minutes in 2015/16?
Stats: Which Premier League club's teenagers played the most minutes in 2015/16?

Marcus Rashford (L) and Anthony Martial (R) together scored 16 goals for Manchester United in the leagueYet another season has come to an end with an all-new champion in the Premier League as Leicester City upset the odds and surprised everyone by winning the title with two games to spare. After taking the lead in mid-January, the Foxes never surrendered their no.1 spot to go all the way and become only the sixth club to lift a Premier Leagu

May 22 2016
Rumour: Arsenal to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Leicester to fund move for Southampton star
Rumour: Arsenal to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Leicester to fund move for Southampton star

Sadio Mane could be a perfect replacement for Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainWith the summer transfer window set to open soon, rumours have now surfaced that Leicester City is making a surprising move to sign Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to finish up their global title parade before the Euro 2016.  According to the Mirror, the move well be on the cards as Arsenal themselves are reportedly looking to sign Sadio Mane and would fund the tran

May 22 2016
15 best tweets and epic trolls of the 2015/16 football season
15 best tweets and epic trolls of the 2015/16 football season

The social media network is the source for the most funniest moments surrounding footballThe 2015/16 season in football has been one of the most memorable in recent memory. Right from Leicester City’s incredible and unprecedented triumph in the English Premier League to Barcelona and Real Madrid fighting it out for the La Liga title on the last day of the season, there has not been a shortage of drama on the pitches across the European foot

May 21 2016
Silva out, Sanches in as Portugal name Euro squad
Silva out, Sanches in as Portugal name Euro squad

Football Soccer - Portugal Training - FC Krasnodar Soccer Academy 13/11/15 Portugal's coach Fernando Santos attends a training session. REUTERS/Maxim ShemetovLISBON (Reuters) - Portugal coach Fernando Santos left Bernardo Silva, one of the country's brightest young players, out of his final 23-man Euro 2016 squad on Tuesday but included 18-year-old Renato Sanches.Silva, 22, was excluded after suffering a thigh injury in his last game for Monaco,

May 18 2016
Liverpool's Lallana pours cold water on Spurs switch
Liverpool's Lallana pours cold water on Spurs switch

Football Soccer - Villarreal v Liverpool - UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg - El Madrigal Stadium, Villarreal, Spain - 28/4/16 Liverpool's Adam Lallana looks dejected Reuters / Albert Gea/ Livepic/ FilesREUTERS - Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has denied reports that he could move to Tottenham Hotspur for a reunion with his former manager Mauricio Pochettino.Lallana, who played under Pochettino at Southampton, said he was enjoying the b

May 17 2016
Boca tear up Osvaldo's contract over poor discipline
Boca tear up Osvaldo's contract over poor discipline

Porto's Dani Osvaldo celebrates his goal against Belenenses during their Portuguese Premier League soccer match at Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, October 4, 2015. REUTERS/Miguel VidalBUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Italy striker Dani Osvaldo had his Boca Juniors contract terminated on Monday for disciplinary reasons, ending a short second spell with his favourite team, local media reported.Boca and Osvaldo agreed to end the former AS Roma, Inter Mil

May 17 2016
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