Arsenal to ‘reward’ key player as new contract is ‘on the agenda’ – club warned of ‘domino effect’

A new contract for Aaron Ramsdale is reportedly ‘on Arsenal’s agenda’ as they look to tie down their most important players to new deals. Ramsdale signed for Arsenal last year after suffering relegation with AFC Bournemouth. They paid an initial fee of around £24m to bring him in. The Englishman quickly replaced Bernd Leno asRead moreRead more

Schmidt confident that Payne and Henshaw can impress for Ireland

IRELAND COACH JOE Schmidt is confident that Robbie Henshaw will fit comfortably into the 12 shirt against South Africa, as Jared Payne makes his international debut at outside centre. Schmidt believes that the experience surrounding the midfield duo will be an important factor as they look to combine as successfully as Gordon D’Arcy and BrianRead moreRead more

Ferdinand claims new Man Utd hero is ‘many rungs up’ on Arsenal star

Former defender Rio Ferdinand thinks Casemiro is a better signing for Man Utd than Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey would’ve been. The Brazilian scored his first Red Devils goal as Erik ten Hag’s side came from a goal down to equalise in the dying moments of their 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Saturday. Casemiro joined ManRead moreRead more

Springbok half-backs pay the price for Irish shellacking

HEYNEKE MEYER NAMED his South Africa side to face England today and unsurprisingly he has made a raft of changes from the Springboks’ 29-15 defeat to Ireland last Saturday. Half-backs Handré Pollard and Francois Hougaard, who both underperformed from the high standard they set in the Rugby Championship, have been replaced by Pat Lambie andRead moreRead more

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Murphy picks out main ‘concern’ with Potter’s start to life at Chelsea

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy thinks Graham Potter’s “tweaking and tinkering” with his Chelsea line-up could hurt him in the long term. The Blues are still unbeaten under Potter since the former Brighton boss replaced Thomas Tuchel on September 8, Potter has won three and drawn on of the four Champions League matches he’s beenRead moreRead more

Chris Henry to receive specialist care after blockage of blood vessel in his brain

THE IRFU TODAY revealed that Chris Henry has suffered a temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain. The Ulster flanker was ruled out of the Ireland team on the morning of the South Africa November International after displaying signs of a viral illness. The 30-year old recovered quickly and an initial diagnosisRead moreRead more

Antonio Conte delighted with second-half fight back as Tottenham ‘started to play nasty’

Antonio Conte was pleased with Tottenham Hotspur’s performance as his side “started to play nasty” to fight back against AFC Bournemouth. This was a much-needed win for Spurs as they were without a win in three games prior to their trip to face Bournemouth. The visitors made life difficult for themselves as Kieffer Moore’s first-halfRead moreRead more

“X Pac” Sean Waltman Wants Chyna In the Hall of Fame

Chyna’s former DX mate and somewhat infamous boyfriend, thanks to the One Night in Chyna pornographic film, Sean “X Pac” Waltman weighed in on the fact that she is not in the Hall of Fame. It’s Joanie’s Birthday & I was just thinking of all the remarkable things she did. She was the magic ingredientRead moreRead more

England boss Southgate believes Qatar workers are ‘united’ for World Cup to go ahead

England boss Gareth Southgate believes workers in Qatar are unified in their desire for this winter’s World Cup to go ahead. Qatar has been strongly criticised for its human rights record and the conditions in which thousands of migrant workers have been subjected to as they build the infrastructure needed for the tournament, which kicksRead moreRead more

Kiss confident of Chris Henry return, but ‘most important thing is getting back on his feet’

IRELAND DEFENCE COACH Les Kiss is confident that it’s a matter of ‘when’ and not if Chris Henry returns to play rugby. Ulster’s international openside underwent surgery to repair a defect in his heart wall on Monday having suffered an ‘episode’ after being named in the starting line-up to face South Africa on 8 November.Read moreRead more