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Phillips: A must-read Irish tale
Phillips: A must-read Irish tale Johnny Phillips

Phillips: A must-read Irish tale

Johnny Phillips urges you to read a gripping book by an ex-Ireland star but it's not Roy Keane's...

Manchester's timeless rivalry Johnny Phillips

Manchester's timeless rivalry

Ahead of the Manchester derby, Johnny Phillips contrasts Sunday's clash with City's 5-1 win in 1989.

Phillips: Boom time for Bury Johnny Phillips

Phillips: Boom time for Bury

Soccer Saturday’s Johnny Phillips discovers how ambitious Bury have been able to turn their fortunes around.

Johnny: Clicking for Koeman Johnny Phillips

Johnny: Clicking for Koeman

Southampton fans are entitled to get carried away with their team's early success, says Johnny Phillips.

Johnny - Alberto wants More Johnny Phillips

Johnny - Alberto wants More

Johnny Phillips meets the latest talented Spaniard to arrive at Liverpool - the explosive if shy Moreno

Johnny - a slice of optimism Johnny Phillips

Johnny - a slice of optimism

Johnny Phillips visits an Arsenal pie shop and finds fans in hopeful mood after their Community Shield win.

'McCormack fee enormous' Johnny Phillips

'McCormack fee enormous'

As Fulham splash £11m on Ross McCormack, Johnny Phillips blogs on the best value-for-money strikers...

Tangerine bad dream Johnny Phillips

Tangerine bad dream

Johnny Phillips looks at the recent struggles at Blackpool as they near relegation to the third tier.

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Arsenal cruise past Dortmund

Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Emirates to qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League.

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CL review: Madrid duo win

Real Madrid won 1-0 at Basel to stay perfect in the Champions League, while Atletico and Monaco also claimed victories.

Defensive focus pleases Wenger

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Liverpool's draw against Ludogorets showed again that confidence is fragile among Brendan Rodgers' players

Liverpool's draw against Ludogorets showed again that confidence is fragile among Brendan Rodgers' players

It was not a night on which Liverpool could resolve any of their troubles, but Brendan Rodgers must have hoped, pleaded, and prayed for better.

Champions League: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes it 100 appearances for Arsenal and is showing sparkling form

Champions League: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes it 100 appearances for Arsenal and is showing sparkling form

On a drizzly night at the Emirates Stadium there were three moments to savour. Two of them accounted for the 2-0 scoreline. The other was a stunning piece of skill by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that deserved the same reward.

Champions League: Chelsea’s five-star show at Schalke suggests they could be unstoppable at home and in Europe

Champions League: Chelsea’s five-star show at Schalke suggests they could be unstoppable at home and in Europe

They were trying to whip up an atmosphere in the Veltins Arena. The crowd were lively and the team were making the right noises. Roberto di Matteo spoke of showing no sentiment but the thought of the former coach putting one over on his old club offered a tempting narrative.