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Troy Parrott double helps Republic of Ireland earn first win under Stephen Kenny

Posted Friday, June 04, 2021 by PA42 hits

Troy Parrott’s first international goals spared the Republic of Ireland’s blushes as they came from behind in Andorra to finally hand manager Stephen Kenny victory at the 12th attempt.The 19-year-old Tottenham striker cancelled out Marc Vales’ shock 52nd-minute opener with a sweet strike and then powered home a header to restore order in Andorra La Vella with Jason Knight and s...Full Story »

‘I know what I’m doing’ – Stephen Kenny defies Republic of Ireland critics

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by PA36 hits

A defiant Stephen Kenny has insisted criticism of his reign to date is “irrelevant” to him as he attempts to build a new-look Republic of Ireland team.Ireland ended a difficult international window with a 1-1 friendly draw against World Cup hosts Qatar in Debrecen after their hopes of making it to the finals were dealt a potentially fatal blow by opening Group A defeats at the hands ...Full Story »

Gareth Bale talks up Wales’ ‘heart and desire’ in victory over Czech Republic

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by PA52 hits

Gareth Bale praised Wales’ “heart and desire” after Daniel James’ late header gave them a 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory over the Czech Republic in Cardiff.James headed home Bale’s cross nine minutes from time to get Wales’ campaign up and running after their opening defeat in Belgium last week.Both sides had been reduced to 10 men following separate second-...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland held by Qatar as Stephen Kenny’s wait for first win goes on

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by PA24 hits

James McClean’s first international goal for three and a half years handed the Republic of Ireland a friendly draw with Qatar as Stephen Kenny’s wait for a first win extended to 11 games.McClean fired Ireland, who were out to restore pride against the World Cup hosts at the Nagyerdei Stadium in Debrecen after Saturday’s desperate qualifying defeat by Luxembourg, into a fourth-m...Full Story »

Daniel James’ late header gives Wales victory over Czech Republic

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by PA35 hits

Daniel James’ late header gave Wales a 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory over the Czech Republic in a bad-tempered Cardiff affair.Both sides were reduced to 10 men as Connor Roberts and Patrick Schick saw red in separate second-half incidents.Schick was dismissed after tangling with Roberts three minutes after the restart, an incident which saw the Swansea wing-back booked.Roberts collected...Full Story »

Wales demand German side St Pauli release James Lawrence for Czech clash

Posted Sunday, March 28, 2021 by PA28 hits

Wales have demanded St Pauli release defender James Lawrence for their World Cup qualifier with the Czech Republic – and say they have the support of the German Football Association and FIFA over the issue.Lawrence played in Wales’ opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, the 3-1 defeat to Belgium in Leuven.But the 28-year-old then returned to Hamburg as local Covid-19 quaranti...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland suffer shock defeat to Luxembourg in World Cup qualifier

Posted Sunday, March 28, 2021 by PA32 hits

Gerson Rodrigues condemned the Republic of Ireland to an embarrassing 1-0 defeat in Dublin as Luxembourg won a World Cup qualifier for just the sixth time in their history.The striker blasted home an 85th-minute winner at the Aviva Stadium to all but end Ireland’s hopes of making it out of Group A after just two games and pile the pressure on manager Stephen Kenny, who has won none of his ...Full Story »

Stephen Kenny unhappy after Republic are denied a penalty in defeat to Serbia

Posted Thursday, March 25, 2021 by PA23 hits

Stephen Kenny left Serbia convinced the Republic of Ireland would not have lost their opening World Cup qualifier had they been awarded the penalty they deserved.Kenny’s men took a surprise lead in the Group A fixture at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade when Alan Browne ended their wait for a goal after 11 hours and 18 minutes of football, but ultimately ended up on the wrong end of a 3...Full Story »

Aleksandar Mitrovic scores twice as Serbia edge out the Republic of Ireland

Posted Thursday, March 25, 2021 by PA26 hits

Substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic served up a timely reminder of his potency with a high-quality double as Serbia condemned the Republic of Ireland to defeat in their opening World Cup qualifier.The striker, currently out of favour at Premier League Fulham, outrageously chipped rookie keeper Mark Travers and then headed home a second in a decisive second-half cameo at the Rajko Mitic Stadium to est...Full Story »

'CARNAGE' Football fans in meltdown as England’s final Euros group stage clash vs Czech Republic is day after UK lockdown ends

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by hits

The Prime Minister confirmed to the House Of Commons that all social distancing will end on June 21 - with England's Euro 2020 clash with Czech Republic at Wembley the day after. England fans will be delighted that social distancing restrictions are set to end one day before the team's game against Czech Republic Credit: Reuters All social distancing removed on 21st June Czech Republic v Engl...Full Story »

Czech FA Claims Cristiano Ronaldo Has Not Broken Josef Bican's Goalscoring Record

Posted Friday, January 22, 2021 by sportbible83 hits

The Czech football federation claim Cristiano Ronaldo has NOT broken the all-time goalscoring record. In fact, they say he needs to score another 62 to overtake the legendary Josef Bican. In Wednesday night's Italian Super Cup clash against Napoli, many assumed Ronaldo had become the top scorer in history for competitive goals when he netted his 760th career goal. 760 - Cristiano Ronaldo...Full Story »

SOU CHEF Tomas Soucek given potato salad present by West Ham canteen staff after missing favourite Czech dish over Christmas

Posted Thursday, January 07, 2021 by hits

Soucek and his West Ham team-mates reported back for duty for the first time since his late goal earned them victory at Everton on New Year's Day. Tomas Soucek showed off his potato salad in the West Ham canteen The midfielder has certainly given Hammers fans plenty to eat up this season Credit: AFP After the match, the midfielder admitted he had missed being back in his native Czech Republic...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland’s goal drought goes on as they are held by Bulgaria

Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020 by PA29 hits

Robbie Brady was denied by the crossbar as the Republic of Ireland’s Nations League campaign ended with a whimper to leave manager Stephen Kenny still awaiting his first win.On a night when victory would have secured Ireland’s place in pot two for the forthcoming World Cup draw, they were unable to find the back of the net for a seventh successive match – they have now not scor...Full Story »

Wales down Republic of Ireland to remain top of Nations League group

Posted Monday, November 16, 2020 by PA54 hits

Wales stayed top of their Nations League group with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium.David Brooks headed home from close range after 66 minutes to maintain Wales’ one-point lead over Finland – 2-1 winners in Bulgaria – before the two teams meet in their final Group B4 fixture in Cardiff on Wednesday.It was Wales’ fourth 1-...Full Story »

Harry Maguire sets England on way to comfortable win over Republic of Ireland

Posted Friday, November 13, 2020 by PA51 hits

Harry Maguire achieved a level of England redemption as familiar face Jack Grealish helped put the Republic of Ireland to the sword in a comfortable friendly win at Wembley.Just 29 days ago, Maguire was sent off here in a Nations League defeat to Denmark as a turbulent time on and off the pitch came to a head for the Manchester United defender.But, with Harry Kane rested, England boss Gareth Sou...Full Story »

Stephen Kenny rues squad disruption as Republic of Ireland draw another blank

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 by PA38 hits

Stephen Kenny cited mitigating factors after his wait for a first win as Republic of Ireland manager was extended to five games in Finland.Fredrik Jensen’s 66th-minute strike secured a 1-0 Nations League win for the Finns in Helsinki as Ireland once again drew a blank at the end of a punishing three-match sequence over the last week.The defeat in Finland followed last Thursday’s Euro...Full Story »

Fredrik Jensen scores again as Finland beat the Republic of Ireland

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 by PA43 hits

Fredrik Jensen returned to haunt the Republic of Ireland as he fired Finland to Nations League victory in Helsinki.The Augsburg striker, who scored the only goal in a 1-0 win in Dublin last month, repeated the dose with a 66th-minute strike following an error by keeper Darren Randolph in front of a crowd of around 8,000 at the Olympic Stadium to complete a miserable October for Stephen Kenny&rsq...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland and Wales share Nations League spoils in Dublin stalemate

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2020 by PA46 hits

Stephen Kenny is still awaiting his first win as Republic of Ireland manager after his 10-man coronavirus-hit side was held to a 0-0 Nations League draw by Wales in Dublin.Ireland, who lost five more players on the eve of Sunday’s game as a result of Covid-19 protocols after one unnamed member of the squad had tested positive, once again had chances to win a scruffy encounter at the Aviva ...Full Story »

Stephen Kenny sympathises with players after Covid case hinders Republic

Posted Friday, October 09, 2020 by PA41 hits

Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny insisted his players did not deserve to have their Euro 2020 dreams shattered in Slovakia on a night when coronavirus made a late impact.Strikers Aaron Connolly and Adam Idah were withdrawn from the squad shortly before kick-off after coming into close contact with a member of the backroom staff on the flight to Bratislava who later tested positive for Covi...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland heartache as Slovakia win Euro 2020 play-off on penalties

Posted Friday, October 09, 2020 by PA42 hits

Alan Browne and Matt Doherty suffered penalty shoot-out misery as the Republic of Ireland bowed out of the Euro 2020 play-offs in agonising fashion against Slovakia in Bratislava.Stephen Kenny’s men created the better chances in the game which ended 0-0 after extra-time, during which substitute Browne hit the post, but went down 4-2 on penalties.As a result, it is Slovakia who will meet No...Full Story »

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