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Football Blogging Awards results announced!

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On Thursday 13 November, hundreds of fans, bloggers and journalists headed to Manchester’s National Football Museum to take in the 2014 Football Blogging Awards. The annual event honours football writers from across the globe in 11 different categories meaning 110 sites in total were up for recognition. The Football Blogging Awards have grown from something small started by founder Anthony …

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Tottenham Hotspur – Pochettino hunting Colombian striker

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Tottenham Hotspur’s season hasn’t exactly gone to plan so far, the North Londoners lying in 12th in the Premier League with just 14 points from their first 11 games. The Daily Mirror report that the lack of goals could be filled by Colombian striker Teofilo Gutierrez who currently plays in South America. Gutierrez is 29-years-old and began his career at Barranquilla …

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Potenital Barcelona president wants Ronaldo?!

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INo you did read that correctly, Barcelona’s potential 2016 president, Joan Laporta is interested in signing Real Madrid phenomenon Cristiano Ronaldo!! Well, that’s according to French publication Le Figaro who say Laporta has meet with Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes. Joan Laporta was president of La Liga dominators Barcelona between 2003-2010. In that time he oversaw the arrival of Pep Guardiola …

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England v Scotland excites this Three Lions starlet

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England striker, Danny Welbeck has revealed he is “excited” to play in Tuesday’s clash with Scotland. In spite of being labelled as a “friendly” match, Welbeck and England know that the game will prove to be far more. The Arsenal striker bagged a brace for the Three Lions in their 3-1 win over Slovenia in their Euro 2016 Qualifier on …

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Chelsea Update – Could this swap deal see Reus move to the Bridge?

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Chelsea are considering whether to use Andre Schurrle as bait to bring in fellow German, Marco Reus. Schurrle, despite having an excellent World Cup has failed to stamp a spot in the starting XI at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho has identified, Marco Reus as a player who would add quality to the Blues midfield and is prepared to …

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“We tried to get him here” – Which Premier League club tried to sign Pogba?

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Paul Pogba, regarded as one of the most wanted midfielder’s in the game. When the Frenchman left Manchester United, it wasn’t seen as a poor piece of business, not until now, seeing Pogba dominate Serie A with Juventus. The midfielder has been a sensation for the Italian champions. However, it has been revealed that a Premier League manager tried to …

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Manchester United Update – Key United midfielder out with knee injury

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Manchester United defensive midfielder, Daley Blind suffered a knee injury in the Netherland’s 6-0 win over Latvia in Sunday’s Euro 2016 Qualifier. Blind went down after Eduards Visnakovs innocuous challenge looked to have jarred the knee of the Manchester United midfielder. Blind was duly substituted and awaits the result of an MRI scan to reveal the extent of the injury. The …

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Arsenal Update – Wenger will not sell this star

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Arsene Wenger has revealed he does not want to sell, Gunners star Lukas Podolski despite rumours that the German is set to leave the Emirates in January. The 29-year-old is yet to start a Premier League game and has expressed his frustration with the lack of first team football he has been getting. However, Wenger sure that Podolski will not …

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Lille striker to join Liverpool in January?

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A summer of spending by Liverpool is yet to pay dividends after a poor start to the season by the Reds. With star striker, Daniel Sturridge left sidelined for most of the campaign, Mario Balotelli has been on the receiving end of much stick from Reds fans. However, with a lack of strikers who are scoring goals, Liverpool boss, Brendan …

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Manchester City willing to pay £60m for this English starlet

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Could Manchester City be about to make an outstanding £60m bid for Everton and England sensation, Ross Barkley? The 20-year-old has been tipped as one of the brightest players of the current era and is set for a huge career. Barkley was complimented by Barcelona skipper Xavi for his undoubted talents and the Spaniard revealed that Barkley would easily make …

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Jessica Ennis-Hill warns Sheffield United not to re-sign Evans

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Sheffield United clearly have a dilemma on their hands. Do they re-sign Ched Evans and risk losing advocates of the club or do they reject the option to sign a former player? To make their decision tougher, one high profile advocate, Olympian, Jessica Ennis-Hill has revealed to BBC Sport that she wants her name removed from the club stand that was named …

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Ross Barkley – “I don’t like Wayne Rooney comparison”

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Young England sensation Ross Barkley has quashed comparisons between him and Wayne Rooney. There may be natural similarities between the two such as starting their career at Everton, both coming into the England team at an early age and similar body somatotypes. However, Barkley has revealed he doesn’t like the comparisons. Speaking to BBC Sport, Barkley said, “I just see myself …

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David Moyes – “This is the best league in the world”

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Former Everton and Manchester United manager, David Moyes in controversial fashion has revealed he believes La Liga is better than the Premier League. The Scot, having just signed for Real Sociedad this week, has managed in the Premier League for 16 years but still insists the Spanish league is better. According to BBC Sport, Moyes rejected offers to manage in the …

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West Ham new-boy unsettled

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West Ham United’s summer signing, Mauro Zarate’s agent has confirmed his client may seek a move away from West Ham in the winter transfer window. It seems that Zarate is unsettled in London after being continually played out of his preferable position under boss Sam Allardyce. Speaking to ITV Sport, his agent said, “At West Ham he plays behind the strikers …

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Which Manchester United midfielder is set for a release?

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Manchester United want-a-way midfielder, Anderson is said to be closing on a move away from the Premier League side in January after suggesting he has his hopes set on a move back to Brazil. The Brazilian joined Manchester United from Porto in 2007 for a reported fee of around £20m. Anderson has since made 181 appearances for the Red Devils …

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Chelsea and Manchester United looking at French defender

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Premier League duo, Chelsea and Manchester United are both looking at France and Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane according to the Express. The pair have both been linked with a move for the defender and now Chelsea and United will fight it out to sign the Frenchman in January. With Sergio Ramos and Pepe occupying the central defence positions for Madrid, …

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Chelsea Update – Chelsea set for outrageous bid to bring in Madrid star

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According to reports from the Express, Chelsea are plotting an outrageous bid for Wales and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale. The Welshman joined Real Madrid last year for a fee said to be nearing the £85m, however, there is speculation that Carlo Ancelotti sees Bale’s future elsewhere. The former Southampton prodigy has bagged an impressive 28 goals in 58 apperances since …

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The FIFA Puskas Award, goal of the year.

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The FIFA goal of the year competition has begun! The coveted Puskas award has been won by superstars from around the globe, but this years nominations are just incredible. The endless list of incredible strikes has been whittled down to just 10 and they are all majestic in their own ways. Tim Cahill – 18 June 2014, Australia v. Netherlands, …

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Liverpool – Jackson Martinez a £30m target?

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Liverpool fans saw their club lose talisman Luis Suarez in the summer for a massive £75m but with Daniel Sturridge injured and Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert failing to find the net, the Reds have severely struggled for goals. The Daily Express believe Liverpool will try and correct this in the summer with the signing of Jackson Martinez from Porto. …

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Manchester United – Falcao hiding serious injury?

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Manchester United became the envy of the Premier League when they completed the loan deal for Colombian marksman Radamel Falcao at the end of the summer transfer window. Now, the forward is being forced to deny reports his serious knee injury is recurring. Radamel Falcao began his career in his native Colombia with Lanceros Boyacá before moving on to Argentinean …

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