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    The three most expensive Irish footballers

    When we think of football transfer fees, expensive Irish players never spring to mind.  However, there have been several Irish players who moved clubs for eight figure sums. These amounts in the millions of pounds are no pocket change, but comparing them to the money for which Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba or Gareth Bale moved […] More

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    Martin O’Neill blasts Koeman as a ‘master tactician of the blame game’

    Martin O’Neill has slammed Ronald Koeman as a “master tactician of the blame game” in a withering statement this evening. The Ireland boss criticised the Everton boss and the club’s staff for their role in McCarthy’s injury problems, and claimed that “quiet introspection” would benefit those at the club. McCarthy, 26, suffered a late hamstring injury […] More

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    Four Irish players who could be on the move this month

    It has been a relatively quiet month in terms of transfers for Irish players thus far, but which players could still find themselves at a new club before the transfer window slams shut?   James McCarthy Now that Morgan Schneiderlin’s move to Everton has been confirmed, James McCarthy may be the midfielder to suffer. The […] More

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    Does James McCarthy have a future at Everton?

    James McCarthy has endured a frustrating season. The Irish international has struggled for fitness in form in recent months, and even found himself at the centre of a war of words between Ronald Koeman and Martin O’Neill. The 25 year old is a divisive figure among Ireland fans, and his international midfield partnership with Glenn […] More

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    McCarthy’s injury woes continue

    James McCarthy has torn his hamstring, and is a major doubt for Ireland’s trip to Vienna. The Everton midfielder sustained the injury in training, and is unlikely to be fit in time for Ireland’s World Cup qualifying clash with Austria. The 25 year old had groin surgery in the summer, and has only made a handful […] More

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    Martin O’Neill “takes exception” to Koeman comments

    Martin O’Neill has hit back at Ronald Koeman after the Everton boss said yesterday that Ireland had “overloaded” McCarthy during the international break. Everton face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City this weekend, and McCarthy is a major doubt ahead of the game. After warning O’Neill to “protect” the 25 year old before the international break, Koeman had […] More

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    Koeman: O’Neill “overloaded” McCarthy

    Ronald Koeman says Martin O’Neill “overloaded” midfielder James McCarthy during the international break. Before the international break, the Everton boss warned the Irish manager that McCarthy needed to be “protected”. Martin O’Neill defended the 25 year old’s inclusion, claiming he never uses players who aren’t fit. McCarthy then played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win over […] More

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    Koeman: I hope Ireland “protect” McCarthy

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman is unhappy that James McCarthy has been included in the Ireland squad for the upcoming qualifiers against Georgia and Moldova. Koeman has urged Martin O’Neill to protect the 25 year old, and said; “James is close, and normally he would start to train with the team next week, but the national […] More