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James McClean

James McClean (born 22 April 1989) is an Irish footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Sunderland and the Republic of Ireland national football team.

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James McClean scored in three different 2018 WC qualifiers for the Republic of Ireland, scoring the winner on each occas…
For the fume that James McClean causes I will support whichever team he plays for
James McClean, you absolute dancer. How about that step over from Harry Arter?!?
Throwback to when Wes Morgan did football a favour by smashing into James McClean...
Really in 2 minds about going up tonight. Myhill in goal and James McClean in the starting 11 🙈🙈 gonna be more one sided than gang rape
I hope RTÉ have someone who can interview James McClean, Shane Duffy & Martin O'Neill in their strange sea urchin language aft…
51' James McClean and Sam Field replace Jay Rodriguez and Chris Brunt as Albion make their first changes (1-1). 🇭🇰
Strong rumours circulating Roddy Collins Jr will fight James McClean on the undercard of his uncle Steve Collins' fight…
James McClean and Martin O'Neill could be banned for World Cup qualifiers Unbelievable!
- James McClean: It gets to me when players put club first, The 28-year-old West ...
BREAKING: James McClean captains the Ireland team with 1st international starts for Daryl Horgan and Callum O'Dowda.
I liked a video James McClean takes on the How Well Do You Know James McClean Quiz
Of course someone tagged Celtic in it
Watch how James McClean gets on in the 'How Well Do You Know James McClean Quiz'! 11 out of 11 is his aim..…
James McClean reaches out to Down Syndrome team in need -
Keith Andrews has been impressed by the leadership qualities shown by James McClean over the past 12 months…
McClean will be handed the captaincy for the game with Mexico on Friday morning (1am Irish time).
WATCH: James McClean scores an absolute peach in training to show where he's at now
He's set to win his 50th cap for the Republic of Ireland. And James McClean is expected to be made skipper.
James McClean is closing in on 50 caps. . Can you name the 37 other players that have 50 or more caps? -
"I think as of late, he's just gone up to that line and I think that's a sign of his maturity"
'What more motivation do you need than when you're playing for your country?' - James McClean relishing 50th cap https:…
James McClean reaches a significant milestone when he lines out for Ireland in New Jersey on Thursday…
You have to admire James McClean's commitment and passion for Ireland...
Fair to say James McClean flew across the Atlantic with something to get off his chest. On dedication to the cause:
You do wonder who McClean is talking about
"What motivation do you need to play for your country? I'm fit and ready and available for selection"…
I have just bought James McClean in
'Club before country' does not impress James McClean .
James McClean annoyed by unfit Ireland players who are available 'for the club games at the weekend'
James McClean speaks with searing honesty about players that put club before country - SportsJOE.ie…
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James McClean is ready to lead the line in New Jersey as Ireland take on Mexico
I've got one dream in life and it's to see James McClean scoring at Ibrox for Celtic
🎥 Check out this cracking strike from James McClean during training...
You would wonder who he's talking about
MetLife stadium hugely significant for James McClean who will captain Ireland on 50th cap at the venue -……
James McClean blasts Ireland stars who favour club over country
James McClean really didn't need to explain himself...but he did, now we move on.
Here's James McClean so incandescent with rage, he has no control over his own saliva.
West Brom make a substitution, with James McClean coming on for Claudio Yacob Brom
A Down's syndrome team were struggling to find an opponent... ...so Ireland international James McClean brought his mates along…
Saturday night was a great night at the RSC as Waterford FC defeated Wexford FC 2-0 as James McClean led tributes t…
James McClean and Arsenal donate merchandise to auction for Derry City captain Ryan McBride
The number 5 jersey James McClean will wear this evening in tribute to the late Derry City captain, Ryan McBride.
James McClean's heartbreaking tribute to Martin McGuinness shows how much he meant to the people of Derry
it seemed to be fairly unbiased which I wanted since I know so little about it. I'll read the James mcclean version next.
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Sad week for Derry with passing of Ryan and Martin. I think 2mrw nite two Derry men will do us proud james mcclean + MON
James McClean is going to make this country happy tomorrow 🇮🇪⚽️
Wishing the boys & James McClean and the rest of Ireland the best of luck tomorrow! Come on Irelan…
'James McClean plays with emotion anyway' - Martin O'Neill backs winger to be ready despite grief…
Ireland 1-0 Wales (McClean 25)- James McClean fires home and reveals a vest with 'RIP MM- UP THE RA' on
James McClean, No.5 jersey, belting out the national anthem, kicking welshmen up and down the field, nicking a smelly goal. Cans
'I was never alone because I had his support and backing always' - James McClean.
"A great leader, a great hero and above all a great man." - James McClean on the passing of friend Martin McGuinness
James McClean shirt tribute to friend Ryan McBride
It's all set up for a James McClean winner tomorrow isn't it?
I like how James McClean is the only player featured in RTÉs promo of the match tomorrow since he's our only uninjured player.
James McClean playing rebel music in the West Brom changing room in honour of St. Pat 🇮🇪☘ down like a led balloon 😂
If James McClean scores tomorrow night, he'll be joint top goalscorer alongside Gareth Bale (4) in Group D. .
Lovely tribute from James McClean who will wear the number 5 shirt on Friday night v Wales in memory of Ryan McBride
James McClean has asked to wear the No 5 jersey against Wales in memory of his friend & Derry captain Ryan McBride
📷 in training. He'll come up against James McClean's 🇮🇪 on Friday night in qualifyin…
James McClean will be ready to face Wales - Martin O'Neill
James McClean is 5/2 to be carded v Wales tomorrow. If he starts the game that's incredible value. He'll be more fired up than Apollo 13.
'James plays with emotion anyway' - McClean set to start after paying respects to friend McBride (via
Martin O'Neill backs James McClean to pay fitting tribute to pal Ryan McBride with big performance against Wales…
New post (James McClean will be ready to face Wales) has been published on News at Speed -
Hi Paddy,what are the odds on James McClean to be booked tomorrow night?
James McClean to wear No.5 shirt for Republic of Ireland against Wales in poignant tribute to late Ryan McBride https:/…
James McClean signs a book of condolence in memory of Martin McGuinness today
James McClean will feature for Ireland after travelling to Derry to pay his respects to Ryan McBride's family…
James McClean signs book of condolence to his hero, Martin McGuinness. RIP
I'd love to see James mcclean score the winner tomorrow 🇮🇪
McClean plans shirt tribute for friend McBride - Republic of Ireland midfielder James McClean is to wear the nu...
Republic of Ireland v Wales: James McClean shirt tribute to friend Ryan...
James McClean's tribute to Ryan McBride. Derry was "a club that meant so much to him, but more importantly he was a gentl…
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"A big gentleman off the field." James McClean and Shay Given pay tribute to Derry City captain Ryan McBride
James McClean paid a particularly moving tribute to his former team-mate
do you want James McClean in it? As a Sunderland fan am guessing not
FT:. Hull 1 - Sunderland 0. '73 D.Mbokani. PoM: James McClean. Mbokani returns with a goal in one minute, three straight cleansheets as well.
Of Sunderland's last 46 signings only 3 were sold for a profit (Darren Bent, Simon Mignolet and James McClean). Via
Sport: Derry City: James McClean extends West Brom stay with new deal
Former winger James McClean signs new deal:
Ireland winger James McClean signs new-and-improved contract which commits him to WBA until 2019.
Ireland's James McClean has come on for West Brom in place of Nacer Chadli
. Ian Lawlor - young Irish keeper. Clark - from Newcastle . James McClean - class. Arter - better than Prime Toure. Jack Byrne - hero
Congratulations to the Winner of the €100 Voucher…. Michael Byrne, Ireland & the 3 runners up James McClean, Ryan M…
Where on earth has the idea that James McClean 'appeared to stamp' come from? He clearly didn't. And Rondon didn't rai…
🔁 75' James McClean is comes on for Tony Pulis's first change, and Matty Phillips is the one who makes way.
James McClean may be a 'lunatic but he's a great lunatic', says Martin O'Neill... while admitting he will not make…
and he's the fella who thinks Daryl Horgan is a better footballer than James McClean
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James McClean scores on the day between Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. Surprised he didn't celebrate by defecatin…
I'd actually ride James McClean no problem
Solid from Clarke and Duffy tonight and a super goal from James McClean. Great three points.
The latest kind act from Irish winger James McClean
📷 and former player James McClean presents U17 captain Stephen Morley with the Mark…
Congratulations to the Under-17s, presented with the Mark Farren Cup by Mark's good friend, James McClean!
📷 star and former player James McClean watches on at the Mark Farren Memorial Cup Final.
James McClean honours the memory of former teammate and friend Mark Farren
James McClean wearing an Ireland Jersey remembering 1916 Rising would really anger Poppy Fascists, so what ever you do, don…
Another year of this James McClean poppy meltdown. . Be like trying to force Jimmy Savilles victims to wear Jim'll fix it b…
James McClean grew up in a city where British Army murdered 14 innocent men on 1 day. And you expect him to wear a poppy…
The daily record attacking an uppity Irish Catholic like James McClean is click bait for Keith Jackson's Sevco camp followers.
Claudio Yacob to miss Man City meeting but good news on Jonny Evans and James McClean
Reports that James McClean could be moving, with PSV and Hull City interested. Valued at approx. £2.5m. (Daily Mirror)
Shane Long and James McClean (2) gifted Ireland a 3-1 win over Moldova. Assists came from Jonathan Walters and Seamus Coleman.
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It's all about the points !!!Well played James McClean, Shane Duffy & Seamus Coleman.Takes the Derry & Donegalmen.Well…
Cyrus Christie, David Meyler, Seamus Coleman and James McClean in action in Ireland training this morning in Dublin
Story on Rep of Ireland international James McClean of West Brom, who refused to face ENG flag during anthem in USA
can't even remember to be fair, all I remember is James McClean missing a sitter Bobby Zamora coming on and battered ua
Football player James McClean makes donation to pay for funeral of young Derry road victim Ronan McGavigan.
I'd happily pay 9 million for Jeffrey Schlupp or Chupa Chup as long as it takes James McClean out of the starting XI
anything to get James McClean out of the team I endorse
Watching "Battleship" on channel 4. Is that James McClean. Didn't know he was an actor as well as a footballer.
James McClean couldn't post this, so I'll do it for him.
"bitter republican"? He's no James McClean ffs he's only Catholic
U17 CUP | boss Stephen Kenny was in Derry recently to launch the U17 Mark Farren Cup with James McClean
Dundalk FC boss Stephen Kenny launched the Mark Farren Cup for U-17s alongside James McClean in Derry today
Today's features a double from James McClean at Derby County >>
my nightmare would be James McClean
James McClean wants Euro run to help the League of Ireland
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how I felt about James McClean 5 years ago...
Great to chat to James McClean tonight. Straight to the top of the leaderboard too!
just make sure you take James McClean place in starting 11 he's terrible good luck
James McClean wants Euro run to help League of Ireland, read more from
I'd like to see Messi serve that full 21-month sentence in our midfield, sitting snug between James McClean & Craig Gardner
reckon theres more chance of us signing James McClean
James McClean probably the only challenger...Scott Carson was good too, Nick Powell for the first half of the year...
Big-hearted James McClean delights residents and staff with a visit to the House in the Wells
Boris' strategy looks as convincing as Malky Mackay's plan to play James McClean and Marc Antoine Fortune as a front two.
James McClean would have been a better signing than Gonzalo Veron. My column:
Anyone else think James McClean is the head off Todd from Breaking Bad?
James McClean is making me miss Darren Gibson...
Richard Keogh and James McClean share a joke open training earlier wonder what about?!
People who slate Rondon annoy me, hows he supposed to score 15+ goals, when he has James McClean whipping the ball into hi…
totally agree. I don't think another James McClean would cut it somehow
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James McClean and Craig Gardner are frauds too
Throwback to when Premier League champion Wes Morgan sent James McClean back to Sunday League football.
Anyone who watches football will know that Dele Alli is on the same scummy little *** level as Alan Hutton and James McClean
We deserved better (again) yesterday. But we finally did a clean sheet. 🔴⚪️. By the way, who is James McClean? 🤔👻 https:/…
Love that. James McClean is a bell.
The team sheet has spelt the names of Salomon Rondon, Rickie Lambert, James McClean, Victor Anichebe and Sebastien Pocognoli all wrong.
James McClean getting schooled by West Ham loanee Martin Samuelsen for
James McClean and Craig Gardner in a Premier League squad is disgusting. Both awful
James McClean there talking about people showing a lack of respect. Adam Johnston coming on next telling kids to not talk to strangers.
Three-match ban for West Brom’s James McClean. via The Irish Times
Two off for West Brom as Bournemouth bounce on: James McClean and Salomon Rondon were sent off for West Bromwi...
West Brom 1-2 Bournemouth: Adam Smith and Charlie Daniels punish NINE-man Baggies after James McClean and Salo...
Tony Pulis on James McClean's red card offence.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp branded "an *** by West Brom's James McClean: Republic of Ireland winger hits out at…
Hard to deny James McClean's judgment that Klopp is "a bit of an *** given that McClean is a whole of an ***
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McClean calls Jurgen Klopp 'a bit of an *** : Republic of Ireland winger James McClean has called Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp "a bi...
i had my chief scout Michael go. I'm in Ireland looking for the next James McClean.
Think we've missed at trick at by not having 'Jimmy Mack' by Martha Reeves for James McClean
David Kemp on yesterday's draw against Spurs, James McClean and Jonny Evans. Read at
This is the 2nd time James McClean was yellow carded by the Jon Moss in the 3 matches he refereed him.
forrester at Peterborough is doing well and Towell is better than him. Seamus Coleman, Shane Long, James McClean all from LOI
James McClean, Stephen Ward, Robbie Brady. Aiden McGeady plays there sometimes too Paul.
A well-placed flag by James McClean and Shane Duffy...
I bet James McClean was some kid for sticking crayons in his nose
Hayes is no Sam Nicholson 😃 but he's certainly better than James McClean, Mcgeady etc
Derry Journal: McClean abused online for not wearing poppy: Derry born footballer, James McClean, was subjecte...
James McClean abused at Old Trafford for poppy snub
I have just walked out of Old Trafford in disgust as and supporters have been booing James McClean in unison…
James McClean buys girl with Spina Bifida new £1500 bike. But media will be more interested in him not wearing poppy https:…
James McClean a lone wolf in face of poppy pressure:
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It's ridiculous that James McClean makes the news every year for not wearing a poppy, he's given his reasons, what more is …
You have to love the innocence of the British media. Every year they seem to be freshly astonished by James McClean not w…
Quigg doing a James McClean or what??
James McClean & not wearing a poppy . Admire him for standing up for his principles.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis expects James McClean to "get stick" over controversial poppy stance...
I like it when james mcclean does what he wants.
James McClean take note. Full respect to Aguero.
James McClean explains why he won't wear a Remembrance Day poppy
Barney Mc Guigans murder is just 1 reason James McClean won't wear the poppy there are many more reasons
would love to have James McClean at Celtic
'F*** the IRA' - Sunderland fans responded to James McClean celebration with sectarian chant ...
James McClean will reportedly continue his stance against wearing a poppy. More gossip:
I take it this isn't James McClean's house.
Tony Pulis warns James McClean to expect flak...
Shock & surprise as silly little footballer manages to stick to personally held principle for another year running.
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you conviently and ironically ignore what he SAYS...
James McClean again refuses to wear Remembrance Day poppy on West Brom shirt. His choice - but he's scum.
Can't believe the hate James mcclean gets 😂 legend in my eyes
James McClean makes me sick to the. Scum of the highest order. Should be ashamed 😡
James McClean being an attention seeker as per usual. Remembrance poppies are about respecting the fallen, not celebrating…
ridiculous that if your kind of in the public you have to wear poppy or face anger like James McClean and sienna miller too.
If anyone tells you that James McClean is being disrespectful, ask them if Harry Smith (WW2 Vet) is also being disrespectful.
In today's John Caulfield on building an empire. Martin O'Neill discusses James McClean & Damien Delaney.
Former Rangers star Kirk Broadfoot on the clash with James McClean and his fears over sectarianism allegations
when James McClean and Stephen Hunt ran 12km a game, but we lost - nobody mentions that effort...
I see Tony Pulis has the obnoxious James McClean well summed up:'he's not the sharpest tool in the box'.
James McClean has been described by Tony Pulis as ‘not the sharpest tool in the box’ following his celebrations at the end of West Brom’s
James McClean 'not the sharpest tool in the box' - Tony Pulis
Heaven to me is sitting in a bar with Mesut Ozil, Arsene Wenger and James McClean signing Boys of the Old Brigade in harmony.
"Irishmen who died in those wars were traitors and Uncle Toms" - James McClean on the brave Irish dead of WWI + WWII. Moron
James McClean is the antidote to the petty English spectator for
James McClean: Turns his back on the England flag. Refuses to sing British national anthem. Happy to take our wages!
Sunderland fans goad James McClean with Anti IRA songs and the National anthem, then cry when he does it to them. Good …
James McClean celebrates in front of the Sunderland fans and there's handbags.
James McClean's comments on wearing a poppy and singing the British national anthem - fine with me!
And the bigots that do support them should stop booing Liam Boyce and attacking James McClean at every opportunity
Gareth McAuley,Johnny Evans, Chris Brunt and James McClean aren't from the British isles, they're Irish, get it right
I wonder if He expects Darren Gibson and James McClean to refund the IFA
they don't like it when happens to them. Darren Gibson, James McClean, Marc Wlison all played age level for NI and left us.
James Mcclean really is a bellend a very immature one at that he loves all the attention his wee childish antics gets him.
James McClean back in Premier League with West Brom - Irish Times
Farrah you are Amazing and I'm glad you didn't fall for James? Aislyne is a Trashy Cow and so is Nicola McClean
he would've signed James McClean in the window...
James McClean is better than that thing you like.
When James McClean puts West Brom 3-1 up in the 86th minute
The fact that James McClean is above us in the League makes me want to cry myself to sleep
am i the only albion fan that thinks James McClean is like brunty? 😂 gonna get so much hate for that
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Well James McClean say's that is something he could pay tribute to an be proud to wear!!
Surely james mcclean will be a celtic player in the near future
James McClean has annoyed a lot of Rangers fans with cheeky dig at their absence from FIFA 16 ht…
The IRA has been training James McClean to play football since he was three years old!
James McClean uses to expertly troll fans (RMC)
uses FIFA16 to expertly troll Rangers fans
James McClean takes cheeky pop at Rangers' absence from FIFA 16
James McClean received his copy of FIFA 16 earlier and instantly had a dig at Rangers. Their fans aren't happy!
James McClean uses to expertly troll Rangers fans
. James McClean is a sad excuse for a human being. Trapped in the past doesn't realize that he is bigot !
James McClean uses FIFA16 to expertly troll Rangers fans
Wonder if Corbyn will get the same villain status as James McClean did despite not being English.
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“James McClean, Chester, Lindegaard and Evans.” Close to 15 million for Rondon 😂
West Brom Hate List:. They have the most hideous club colours you're likely to see in your life. James McClean. Time waste against…
I should imagine they have a 'Gash PL Adidas' photoshoot with Liam Bridcutt & James McClean from WBA in their new home shirt.
SUB West Brom make a change straight after scoring, Rickie Lambert coming on for James McClean (60 mins)
Looking to try and get a bit of value on James McClean to be carded - also hoping he plays the full game.
Football fact: WBA winger James McClean uses tippex & marker pens to replace the Union Jack on his Reebok Classics with an Irish flag
You must be outraged that Rob Kiernan, Irishman, Celtic fan and James McClean's best pal plays for RFC then Boab?
Alan Parry should be sacked for that jibe at James McClean last night. Never hear you's refer to Mo Farah as Somalian.
James McClean - "the northern Irish man from Londonderry" 😂😂 yes Alan Parry 👊🏼
wonder if James McClean was more annoyed at his performance last night, being subbed at HT or his intro from Alan Parry. Roflcopter to all 3
Video: Did Sky Sports commentator Alan Parry just have a dig at James McClean?
Did commentator Alan Parry have a dig at James McClean (via
Alan Parry refers to James McClean as the 'Northern Irishman from Londonderry' - he'll love that
Alan Parry rather pointedly calling James McClean "the Northern Irishman from Londonderry". Hmmm
Alan Parry calling James Mcclean the Northern Irishman from Londonderry, wonder if he'll call sterling the Jamaican from Kin…
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