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Quiz: Can you identify these football clubs by their old badges?

Italian giants Juventus' iconic black and white badge has received a makeover, and football fans around the world have wasted no time in giving their views on the Serie A club’s new look.

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Ballymena's Joe McKinney in action on his club debut last weekend. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

IRISH LEAGUE: Joe McKinney keen to see off his family foe

For Ballymena United’s new signing Joe McKinney, this Saturday’s game has an added significance.

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Ballymena's Joseph McKinney goes up for the ball. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballymena buoyed by DJ’s fire in their bellies says McKinney

Ballymena United’s recent recruit pointed to his new boss as inspiration for their second half revival on Saturday.

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Ballymena boss David Jeffrey.

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballymena’s David Jeffrey hoping for the same again

Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey is demanding the ‘same again’ when Dungannon Swifts visit the Showgrounds on Saturday.

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Linfield manager David Healy.

IRISH LEAGUE: Co. Antrim Shield venue confirmed

This year’s County Antrim Shield final between Crusaders and Linfield will be staged at Ballymena Showgrounds on Tuesday, February 7th at 7.45pm.

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The Jules Rimet World Cup trophy

FIFA unanimously backs plans for a 48 team World Cup from 2026 onwards

The FIFA Council has rubber-stamped plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 onwards.

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David McDaid and Kyle Owens

Jeffrey delighted as Reds pay the penalty in Irish Cup showdown

David Jeffrey praised his Ballymena United players after Saturday’s Irish Cup win against Cliftonville at the Showgrounds on Saturday.

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Tony Kane celebrates

Cliftonville boss Lyttle gutted as Reds Irish Cup wait goes on

Cliftonville manager Gerard Lyttle knows it will be another season before the Reds can win their first Irish Cup since 1979.

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Joe McKinney

IRISH LEAGUE: Ards’ Joe McKinney looks set for Ballymena United

It seems Ballymena United seem to have agreed a deal to sign Ards forward Joe McKinney on a pre-contract.

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Linfield manager David Healy celebrates following his side's victory over Glentoran.

IRISH CUP: Sixth round draw

Linfield will play an away tie against Institute in the sixth round of the Tennent’s Irish Cup after defeating rivals Glentoran 2-1 in extra time at The Oval on Saturday.

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Ballymena's Leroy Millar and Cliftonville's Jude Winchester

IRISH CUP: Ballymena United through to the next round after seeing off Cliftonville on penalties at the Showgrounds

Ballymena United 1 Cliftonville 1

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Crusaders Declan Caddell celebrates after heading in to make it 2-2
 at the Bangor Fuels aAena. (Photograph byStephen  Hamilton/Presseye)

IRISH LEAGUE: Four goal Crusaders fight back to stun Ards

Danske Bank Premiership

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Glenavon's Greg Moorhouse celebrates scoring at the Showgrounds on Tuesday night.

(Photo - � Matt Mackey / Press Eye)

IRISH LEAGUE: Moor’s the merrier as Glenavon defeat Ballymena

Danske Bank Premiership

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Ards' Kyle Cherry
celebrates after scoring to make it 2-2
 against Ballymena. 
Photo by TONY HENDRON/Presseye.com.

First win for Colin as Ards edge Ballymena in six goal thriller

Colin Nixon claimed his first win as Ards manager, as the Red & Blues produced a barnstorming second half display at the Bangor Fuels Arena.

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Michael O'Neill was announced as the new Northern Ireland manager five years ago today (Wednesday). (Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.)

NORTHERN IRELAND: ‘Back from the brink’ - Michael O’Neill reflects on first five years

After a successful start to the World Cup qualifying campaign, Michael O’Neill will now be able to kick back and enjoy the fifth anniversary of taking over as Northern Ireland boss.

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United's Tony Kane celebrates making it 2-0

IRISH LEAGUE: Cathair Friel and Tony Kane strikes sink Coleraine at the Ballymena Showgrounds

Ballymena United 2 Coleraine 0

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It was a disappointing return to Windsor Park for 

Ballymena United  manager David Jeffrey.

Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

IRISH LEAGUE: Stafford spoils Jeffrey’s return to Windsor Park

Linfield 2, Ballymena United 1

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David Jeffrey watches on as his side secure their spot in the League Cup final. 
Photograph by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

LEAGUE CUP: Jeffrey wary of Ballymena’s cup final opponents

Ballymena United’s David Jeffrey was in buoyant mood after watching his side beat Coleraine 3-0 after extra-time to claim their place in the League Cup Final.

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Ballymena's Tony Kane celebrates after he scored from the penalty spot to make it 1-0 against Coleraine

LEAGUE CUP: Ballymena see off rivals Coleraine to book Cup Final spot

Ballymena United secured their place in the League Cup final with a three-goal blitz of their derby rivals Coleraine in extra time.

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David Jeffrey. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

LEAGUE CUP: Jeffrey staying calm ahead of League Cup semi-final

Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey’s focus remains centred on the big picture but he cannot hide his pride in the players’ recent progress.

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