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#Looking Back

# looking-back - Today’s News

I told Rafa that Barry couldn’t replace Alonso at Liverpool – Gerrard

The club icon has recalled how the England midfielder was initially earmarked as the replacement to the Spain great

# looking-back - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Man United defender 'wasn't strong enough' for Birmingham

Gary Rowett admits his staff made a mistake when assessing the merits of Victor Lindelof.

# looking-back - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'It’s still raw, hugely disappointing' - Coping with Waterford's All-Ireland setback

Captain Kevin Moran on the loss to Galway and the future of his manager.

# looking-back - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'Something just hit me on the shoulder - I looked down and it was an open flick knife' Looking Back This post contains videos

'Something just hit me on the shoulder - I looked down and it was an open flick knife'

Kevin Kilbane remembers playing Georgia amid a hostile atmosphere in 2003.

# looking-back - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Neymar stays tweet a bluff, admits Pique

The defender seemed to suggest the Brazilian superstar would not leave Barcelona.

Tracing the marginalisation of Irish players in the Premier League

We assess the fortunes of Ireland’s footballers in England’s top flight over the past 25 years.

# looking-back - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Rory McIlroy meets Pep and more of our favourite sports pics from the past week

We review a busy few days of action via a series of memorable images.

# looking-back - Thursday 22 June, 2017

'Marcus Rashford wanted to be like Andrea Pirlo'

Ex-Red Devils youth team coach Paul McGuinness claims the club helped to convert the teenager from a playmaker into a striker.

# looking-back - Sunday 28 May, 2017

I didn't want to leave Real Madrid - Ronaldo

Rows with Fabio Capello about his weight led to Brazilian striker feeling forced to leave.

# looking-back - Friday 26 May, 2017

David Luiz 'took a risk and a pay cut' to return to Chelsea

The Blues defender says he was happy to return to Stamford Bridge because he doesn’t “like the easy life”.

# looking-back - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Best player? Worst signing? Our writers review the 2016-17 Premier League season

Has Mourinho done a good job at United? The most enjoyable team to watch? Here’s what we think.

# looking-back - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Celta inspired by Bilbao's 2012 victory over Man United

The Red Devils have the upper hand ahead of Thursday’s second leg, having won last week’s first leg 1-0.

# looking-back - Sunday 30 April, 2017

‘Nutsy said: I don’t think Luque will be travelling - Real Madrid put in an £18m bid for him’ LOI Legends This post contains videos

‘Nutsy said: I don’t think Luque will be travelling - Real Madrid put in an £18m bid for him’

Owen Heary chats to The42 about facing Deportivo in the Champions League and his career in the League of Ireland.

# looking-back - Friday 28 April, 2017

'It's a place we'll never forget': Pat Lam reflects on his time with Connacht

The Connacht head coach guided the province to Pro12 glory last year.

# looking-back - Saturday 22 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 100 Days of Trump: 'There has been a great betrayal of vulnerable voters' First Report

100 Days of Trump: 'There has been a great betrayal of vulnerable voters'

Politically, the frenetic, unpredictable approach of the Trump administration has engendered one unnecessary nightmare after another, writes Larry Donnelly.

# looking-back - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

# looking-back - Saturday 8 April, 2017

The story behind one of sport's biggest scandals

Jamie Reid chats to The42 about his acclaimed book on gangsters, horse-racing and doping.

# looking-back - Sunday 2 April, 2017

'He wouldn’t have made the Ireland U15 team - I was always astonished by that' Looking Back This post contains videos

'He wouldn’t have made the Ireland U15 team - I was always astonished by that'

Daryl Horgan’s former youth coach Pete Kelly remembers his early days with Salthill Devon.

# looking-back - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie McGuinness on his IRA past: 'I fought against the British Army on the streets of Derry' Looking Back

McGuinness on his IRA past: 'I fought against the British Army on the streets of Derry'

“I have never tried to pull the wool over people’s eyes about my history,” he said in a 2015 TheJournal.ie interview.

# looking-back - Monday 20 March, 2017

'I have loads of different pictures of the goal, paintings and all sorts'

Irish Senior Player of the Year Robbie Brady insists he’ll never get sick of watching his famous header against Italy.

# looking-back - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Much more than Robbie Keane and Kevin Doyle: the Irish history in Major League Soccer

From Paul Keegan to Chris McCann and everyone in between.

# looking-back - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

'I cried when I left Chelsea' - Damien Duff airs Stamford Bridge regret

The ex- Ireland international admits he departed the Blues at the wrong time and says he had several opportunities to join Liverpool.

# looking-back - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'We couldn't afford to lose a third All-Ireland' - Galway legend reflects on famous win in stirring video Memory Lane This post contains videos

'We couldn't afford to lose a third All-Ireland' - Galway legend reflects on famous win in stirring video

Pete Finnerty looks back at a huge day in sport for the county.

# looking-back - Sunday 19 February, 2017

'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete' 10 Years On This post contains videos

'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete'

Ten years on from England’s historic visit to GAA HQ, BBC presenter John Inverdale and Rob Kitson of the Guardian share their memories.

# looking-back - Monday 13 February, 2017

'I asked about Van Dijk but Liverpool said no'

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool originally passed up on the chance to sign the in-demand defender.

# looking-back - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Beckham: Man United humiliated me, but there was no abuse

The former academy graduate insists the only negative experiences he had at the Old Trafford club were character-building ones.

# looking-back - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Graham Taylor, tabloid target and England statesman Looking Back This post contains videos

Graham Taylor, tabloid target and England statesman

His failure to steer the Three Lions to the 1994 World Cup meant his tenure ended amid acrimony.

Kenny Cunningham recalls the day he realised that Gaelic football wasn't for him

It could have been so different for the former Premier League player.

# looking-back - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

'I was like a ghost' - Hazard reflects on Chelsea struggles in 2015-16

The Belgian forward admits he wants ‘to be the best again’ after enduring a tough time.

# looking-back - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'He was my dad... But he was also a brilliant footballer' Looking Back This post contains videos

'He was my dad... But he was also a brilliant footballer'

Mick Channon Jr recalls his father’s playing days in this extract from his recently released book.

Blood, sweat and tears in the UFC and elsewhere: The MMA year in pictures

Take a look back through the highs and lows of 2016.

# looking-back - Friday 30 December, 2016

Fiona Doyle: To know that you're being beaten by drug cheats is heartbreaking

The Irish swimmer reflects on an eventful 12 months in which she finally fulfilled her childhood dream of competing at the Olympics.

From TheJournal.ie Lotto wins, election votes and Olympic medals - it's the YEAR in numbers Super Prime Numbers

Lotto wins, election votes and Olympic medals - it's the YEAR in numbers

From celebrity deaths, to centenary commemorations – 2016 was certainly a year to remember (or forget).

'I looked around... More monkey noises; a few grown men making Nazi salutes' Looking Back This post contains videos

'I looked around... More monkey noises; a few grown men making Nazi salutes'

Former Liverpool player Howard Gayle recalls the intimidating atmosphere of the 1981 European Cup semi-final in Munich.

# looking-back - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

The historic international rugby year as seen through the lens

2016 was a historic year for Ireland.

# looking-back - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Iceland, Fiji and Dundalk: 12 months of standout teams

We chose one team that stood out every month. Do you agree with our selection?

In Pics: A review of Sue Ronan's career as Ireland women's football manager

We take a look back at some significant moments during Sue Ronan’s career as the women’s national football coach.

# looking-back - Sunday 25 December, 2016

14 sportspeople who had a 2016 to remember

This year was a special one sports-wise, especially for this lot.

Rory McIlroy balances sub-par 2016 with 'lifelong dream'

An Irish Open victory helped make 2016 memorable, despite falling short of his initial targets for the year.

42 of the best bits of the sporting year

From historic rugby wins for Ireland and Connacht, to the Euros and Olympics – it’s been a great one.

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