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Alternative angles give a different perspective on Dundalk star’s internationally renowned wonder goal

NON-LEAGUE OF Ireland fans may not have been familiar with the name Jordan Flores before Friday night, but many certainly are now. The Dundalk player’s stunning, Paul Scholes-esque volley lit up social media on Friday night, after match broadcaster RTÉ tweeted out the goal scored at Tallaght Stadium against Shamrock Rovers. A number of high-profile stars, including Peter Crouch and Shay Given, tweeted praise of the goal, while RTÉ reported on Saturday that the clip…

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Wins for Drogheda and 10-man Cabinteely in First Division

DROGHEDA UNITED WERE convincing 5-1 winners against UCD at United Park, to stay ahead of Cabinteely and Longford Town at the top of the First Division table on goal difference. Mark Doyle put the home side 1-0 up with just seven minutes on the clock after a neat finish to the bottom corner, and Jordan Adeyemo doubled their lead two minutes later when he completed a quick counter-attack with a neat finish past UCD goalkeeper…

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Gary Lineker self-isolating after son displays coronavirus symptoms

FORMER ENGLAND STRIKER Gary Lineker has entered self-isolation after his son George displayed coronavirus symptoms. The Match of the Day presenter, 59, revealed his 28-year-old son had lost his senses of taste and smell — symptoms recently associated with the virus, alongside the more established indicators of a fever and persistent cough. Lineker Sr wrote on Twitter: “In self isolation as @GeorgeLineker has symptoms. “They’re not the regular ones, but complete loss of sense of…

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Southampton players become first in the Premier League to defer wages

SOUTHAMPTON HAVE BECOME the first Premier League team to announce an agreement with their players over wage deferral during the coronavirus crisis. Saints have announced measures to help the club and non-playing staff through the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Southampton’s players, manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and his coaching staff have agreed to defer part of their salaries for the months of April, May and June “to help protect the future of the club, the staff that work…

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Take a first look at the new Alex Ferguson film

Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford. Source: PA IT’S THREE YEARS to the day since Alex Ferguson needed emergency surgery to save his life after suffering a brain haemorrhage. During the recovery, the former Manchester United manager feared he would lose his memory and that was the motivation behind his decision to make a new documentary. Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In sees the 79-year-old Scot, “a Govan boy”, recount his upbringing in Glasgow, his playing…

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Spain draw blank with Sweden in Euro 2020 opener

SPAIN’S NEW TEAM struggled with the familiar problems on Monday as a string of missed chances allowed Sweden to hang on for a goalless draw in their Euro 2020 opener in Seville. Alvaro Morata wasted the best opportunity of a dominant first half, in which Spain churned out 419 passes, the most of any team on record in the opening 45 minutes of a European Championship fixture. But Luis Enrique’s team lost their rhythm after…

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Zidane says he quit Real Madrid because of club’s lack of ‘faith’

ZINEDINE ZIDANE RESIGNED as Real Madrid manager because he felt the Spanish club no longer had any confidence in him, he wrote in an open letter on Monday. “I’m leaving because I feel the club no longer has the faith in me I need, and doesn’t offer me the support to build something in the medium or long term,” the Frenchman wrote in the letter published in the sports daily AS. “I am a born…

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Locatelli and Immobile fire Italy into Euro 2020 last 16

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 10:07 PM MANUEL LOCATELLI SCORED a brace and Ciro Immobile added a late third as Italy sealed their place in the Euro 2020 last 16 on Wednesday with a game to spare after a 3-0 win over Switzerland in Rome. Sassuolo midfielder Locatelli put the Azzurri ahead after 26 minutes in the Group A clash, adding a second just after the break with Immobile scoring for the second consecutive game a…

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Sterling says England should fear nobody in next round of Euro 2020

RAHEEM STERLING BELIEVES England must go into the Euro 2020 knockout phase with no fear after beating the Czech Republic. The Manchester City forward scored his second goal of the tournament to earn a 1-0 win at Wembley as England topped Group D. The Three Lions will face the runners-up from Group F in the last 16, likely to be France, Germany or Portugal, and Sterling remains positive. “At some point you are going to…

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Baked Alaska’s clout-chasing spiral into white supremacy is an internet morality tale

Before he evolved into an extremist, Anthime Joseph “Tim” Gionet, better known on the right-wing internet as “Baked Alaska,” was Extremely Online. Gionet, whom the FBI arrested Friday for his role in the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, spent years chasing clout across the web. And in doing so, he left a track record of a bizarre — but familiar — downward spiral into white supremacy. Gionet, whose performative trolling has gotten him…

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