Can West Ham challenge the big four?

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A quiet look at the Premier League table will cause a few double takes to most fans as they see the likes of Southampton and West Ham occupying positions in the top 4; whilst Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool slump out of the Champions League qualification spots. Albeit, early in the season, West Ham have shown a complete turn around …

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South African captian shot dead

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South Africa goalkeeper and national captain, Senzo Meyiwa has been shot dead after breaking news reports from BBC were brought to the worlds attention this weekend. The 27-year-old was believed to have been shot dead after his girlfriend’s house was apparently burgled in  Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg. Reports have said that 2 men entered the house as they attempted to rob the house, …

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Leeds United sack manager Darko Milanic after just 32 days

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Leeds United have perhaps the craziest owner in the football league and that is saying something when you compare him to Vincent Tan of Cardiff City! However, Massimo Cellino has now disgraced the once great Leeds United again by sacking Head Coach Darko Milanic after just 32 days in charge. Leeds has slipped to 18th in the Championship following today’s …

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Real Madrid triumphant in El Clasico clash!

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In the first meeting of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona this season, Los Blancos came out on top 3-1. The current Champions League title holders were victorious in front of over 85,000 at Santiago Bernabéu in the capital. The El Clasico tie saw the debut of the controversial Luis Suarez in the number 9 Barcelona shirt after his 4 month …

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Liverpool update – Joel Ward a surprise target?

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Liverpool’s defence has been woeful at times this season, only sometimes masked by the criticism of £16m signing Mario Balotelli. Now The Guardian believe 24-year-old Crystal Palace defender could be a possible target for Brendan Rodgers. Joel Ward began his career on the South Coast with Portsmouth in 2006 and worked his way through the club’s academy. He spent the …

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Five players you want in your Fantasy Premier League team!

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Season on season the addiction of the sporting world to fantasy teams grows and grows. A number of different organisations run a fantasy team, offering various prizes and incentives to join and the best way to win one is by finding that hidden gem on the cheap who turns out to have a fantastic Premier League campaign. Here is 5 …

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Luis Suarez to make Barcelona debut in El Clasico

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When Luis Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil this summer he received a long 4 month ban from football, now at long last it is time for him to make his competitive debut with Catalan giants Barcelona. As football goes there is perhaps no bigger publicised derby than the famous El Clasico clash between …

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Paul Pogba – New Juventus contract ends rumours

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Juventus proudly announced today that their supremely talented midfielder Paul Pogba has signed a new contract until 2019. The news will come as a blow to a number of clubs across Europe who were planning on bidding for the Frenchman come the summer. 21-year-old Paul Pogba joined Premier League side Manchester United in 2009 from the youth academy of French side …

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Chelsea – Petr Cech nearing the exit at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea’s iconic goalkeeper Petr Cech is reportedly nearing a move away from Stamford Bridge according to TalkSport. It is understood that Turkish outfit Besiktas could offer Cech a chance at regular football. Petr Cech signed for Chelsea in the summer of 2004 for £7m from Ligue 1 club Rennes. Cech is in his eleventh season with the Blues and during …

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Man United – Hernandez set for permanent Real Madrid move

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Manchester United’s Mexican forward Javier Hernandez is set to make his move to Spanish giants Real Madrid permanent if an agreement between the clubs can be found. The Daily Express believe Los Blancos are very keen to find a deal. Hernandez, also known as Chicharito, joined the Red Devils from Chivas Guadalajara in the summer of 2010. He has become …

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Stoke City’s Glenn Whelan out for 6 weeks

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Stoke City and Ireland midfielder, Glenn Whelan is set to be out for up to 6 weeks after sustaining a broken leg whilst on international duty. The 30-year-old midfielder suffered the injury whilst playing for Ireland against Germany as the Irish clawed a 1-1 draw with the world champions. Stoke City boss, Mark Hughes has spoken to BBC Sport in light of …

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Chelsea Update – Diego Costa hospitalised

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Chelsea star striker Diego Costa has been hospitalised after suffering a stomach bug according to Sky Sports. The Spaniard has also been nursing a hamstring injury which has kept him out of Chelsea’s last two matches after aggravating the injury whilst on duty with Spain. Costa has since been released from hospital after complaining of his illness which is believed to …

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Andy Carroll nearing his return to West Ham

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Good news on the horizon for West Ham fans, record signing Andy Carroll is due back to the first team in just a matter of weeks after tearing ankle ligaments in pre-season. Carroll’s past few seasons have been riddled with injury and has struggled to re-create the form that he once showed at Newcastle. However, if Carroll can find his …

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Liverpool Update – Abate the latest name to be linked

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Out of contract full-back Ignazio Abate is said to be seeking pastures new once his contract at A.C. Milan runs out and Liverpool are looking to the Italian as the ideal replacement for Glenn Johnson. Johnson is also out of contract and is said to be looking for a move away from Anfield and Italy has been a potential destination. …

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Victor Valdes training with Manchester United

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Victor Valdes is perhaps the most high profile free agent out there at the moment after he left Barcelona this summer, a club he was at since 1995. The 32-year-old Spaniard is still recovering from a serious knee injury and now various media outlets including the Daily Telegraph understand Manchester United are interested in him. Louis Van Gaal has invited Valdes, …

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Arsenal & Tottenham to fight for youngster Gray

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North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are set to do battle over Birmingham City’s young winger Demarai Gray. The Sun believe that Gray will cost the winner around £2m. The 5ft 10in 18-year-old has become an important player for manager-less Birmingham City this season, featuring in 10 of the Blues’ 13 opening Championship fixtures. Whilst Birmingham sit in 21st …

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Is Dirk Kuyt heading to Southampton?

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Dirk Kuyt… What comes to mind when you think about the Dutch international? For many workhorse will be the answer and the former Liverpool man who built his reputation upon hard work could now be heading for Southampton according to the Daily Star. Dirk Kuyt began his professional career with Utrecht and between 1998-2003 played 160 league matches for the …

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Hatem Ben Arfa: “I will be released” by Newcastle

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Hull City’s on loan winger Hatem Ben Arfa says he knows that his parent club Newcastle will release him at the end of this season so he has to prove himself. Inside Futbol carry the quotes from the 27-year-old Frenchman. Ben Arfa started his professional career with French giants Lyon in 2002 and was quickly labelled as a hot prospect for …

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Sunderland complete signing of French defender

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Sunderland’s defence let in a shocking 8 goals in their weekend away defeat to Southampton, today the club have announced a new player to hopefully bolster that back line. Anthony Réveillère has been signed as a free agent until the end of the season, the experienced 34-year-old playing mainly as a right-back. Réveillère was released at the end of his Napoli …

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