The week in Fantasy Premier League: Picking a captain after the match that changed everything
Last Sunday, Fantasy Premier League managers everywhere learned a valuable lesson as they watched one match throw season run-in plans into chaos. It was the classic gambler’s fallacy – just because something has happened nine times in a row, doesn’t mean it will happen again. West... Read more
The week in Fantasy Premier League: Leap Of Faith Required For Arsenal and Southampton Assets
Usually the rare sight of two teams with a pair of Double Gameweeks in a row would have FPL managers gleefully doubling or even trebling-up on both. Not this time. Instead, we are left looking glumly at the Arsenal and Southampton squads, knowing deep down that... Read more
The week in Fantasy Premier League: Transfer window strategy, the Nathan Ake problem, and going 3-5-2
Ken Rooney explains why Fantasy Premier League managers shouldn’t so quick to sell Nathan Ake. Fashions come and go in Fantasy Premier League just as in life, so in case you haven’t heard – 3-5-2 is so hot right now. Previously the domain of rebels and... Read more
PODCAST: Irish fans won’t cower from terrorism
Irish fans travelling to France for Euro 2016 will not cower in the face of terrorism. This week on the YBIG Football Show, Dave O’Grady caught up with two life-long Ireland fans in John O’Neill and Phelim Warren. The guys spoke about their experiences travelling abroad... Read more

Sunderland 3 Newcastle 0

Sam Allardyce became the fourth successive boss to bounce back from an opening defeat to beat arch-rivals Newcastle as Sunderland finally secured their first Barclays Premier League win of the season.

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Republic of Ireland defender John O’Shea has emerged as a doubt for Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 play-off tie with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Tim Sherwood sacked as Aston Villa boss

Tim Sherwood has been sacked as manager of Aston Villa, the club have confirmed.

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Hometown favourite Paddy Holohan suffered a submission defeat to Louis Smolka at last night’s electric UFC Dublin event at the 3Arena.

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Qualifying for the United States Grand Prix has been postponed until tomorrow morning after heavy rain continued to wreak havoc with the Formula One schedule in Austin.

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Arsenal moved to the top of the Barclays Premier League following a hard-earned 2-1 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

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Jose Mourinho blanks media after loss to West Ham

Jose Mourinho refused to speak to the media after he was sent to the stands during Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat at West Ham.

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Judge Them On The Field, Not On Their Sexuality
Earlier this week British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror reported that two Premier League footballers were ready to publically announce they are gay, including one England international. The headline has caused people to take to social media to voice their opinions, good or bad and led to some footballers,... Read more
Jose Mourinho’s controversial campaign

Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands in Chelsea’s Premier League clash at West Ham.

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Jose Mourinho endured another tumultuous and disappointing day as his Chelsea side slipped to their fifth Barclays Premier League defeat of the season at West Ham.

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Billy Walsh has released a statement clarifying the reasons for his departure as the head coach of Ireland’s High Performance Unit.

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Zebre claimed their first win of the Guinness PRO12 season and ended Edinburgh’s unbeaten start at the same time as they won 19-11 at the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi.

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Connacht climbed to second in the Guinness PRO12 table, level on points with leader Scarlets, after condemning Ospreys to their fourth defeat of the season at the Liberty Stadium.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes many of his players have become too anxious about scoring and are making poor decisions as a result.

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Fabio Borini is hoping derby victory over Newcastle can belatedly kick-start Sunderland’s season.

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Steve McClaren focused on winning not league table ahead of derby

Steve McClaren will not even allow himself to look at the Barclays Premier League table until Newcastle start winning on a regular basis.

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