Posts Tagged ‘ English Premier League ’

Ireland Praises Stoke For Rescuing His Career

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Stephen Ireland has paid credit to Stoke City for saving his career as he prepares to sign a new long-term contract at the Britannia Stadium.

The midfielder admits he was going nowhere after becoming stuck in a rut at Aston Villa, where he struggled to produce his best form following a 2010 move from Manchester City. Continue reading

Rovers To Face Liverpool In Aviva Stadium

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Shamrock Rovers will take on Premier League side Liverpool in a friendly game at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday, May 14.

Shamrock Rovers members and season ticket holders have access to a special pre-sale period and will be guaranteed tickets if they apply by Monday (March 31).

The Hoops have been allocated the South Stand in the Aviva Stadium and have 7,000 tickets together in what will be the Rovers end on the day.

Speaking about the announcement of the game, Shamrock Rovers chairman, Jonathan Roche said: “We are delighted to be taking on Liverpool in this high profile game at Aviva Stadium. It will see two clubs with strong histories of success and great fans face each other in what should be an entertaining game of football and a great occasion. It will be a great game for our players to be involved in, and also a good day out for our fans and Irish supporters of Liverpool, many of whom are also SSE Airtricity League supporters.”

While Liverpool FC Chief Commercial Officer, Billy Hogan said: “We are looking forward to coming back to Dublin again this year to play in front of our Irish fans. The Club enjoys incredible support in Ireland. Our opponent, Shamrock Rovers, hold a special place for us as we bought Jim Beglin from them in 1983, who became Bob Paisley’s last-ever signing”.

The game will have a 5.30pm kick-off on Wednesday, May 14 at the Aviva Stadium. Tickets are priced €30 for adults and €15 for children (there are a limited number of children’s tickets available).

Shamrock Rovers members can apply for tickets by emailing tickets@shamrockrovers.ie by 5pm on Monday with details of how many tickets they would like to purchase and the club will be in touch to arrange payment and collection.

Season ticket holders are limited to four tickets each and can also email tickets@shamrockrovers.ie by 5pm on Monday with their requests.

There will also be an opportunity for regular Shamrock Rovers match goers to purchase tickets for the Rovers end of the stadium. Further details will be published next week and fans have been advised to keep their ticket stub from the Sligo Rovers game.

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A Look At The Premier League Title Race

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This past weekend was relatively quiet on the Irish football front, with the only significant headline being that Linfield were eliminated from Irish Cup contention by Ballymena in a 2-1 match (you can read the match report at the Belfast Newsletter). But looking across the water it was a very busy and very significant weekend for the English Premier League. A few unexpected results have potentially shaken up the race at the top, so here’s a quick review of the impact matches from Week 25. Continue reading

Premier League Preview: Jose’s Blues Are The Boys To Beat

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With the new Premier League season fast approaching, it’s hard to look beyond an old foe of many managers and fans alike from stealing the limelight once the season gets underway.

This summer’s transfer window and indeed all of the summer’s talk has been shaped around three men, Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Arsenal’s pursuit of the Uruguayan, Wayne Rooney and his transfer request and Spur’s Gareth Bale who is being courted by Real Madrid.

One team, with the exception of a handful of Rooney rumours, has slipped under the radar as they plan to wrestle back a title that they won back to back in 2005 and 2006, and they have Jose Mourinho back to steer them there. Continue reading