Is the “39th game” in the Premier League madness?

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The Premier League is the most watched football division in the World. The official website give stats of 4.7 billion viewers in a season across 212 territories and shown in 643m homes. The money made from broadcasting rights amount to £1.2 billion over a three-year cycle as the Premier League is now more lucrative then any other. However one issue that has …

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Redknapp set for more wheelin’ & dealin’ at QPR

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Harry Redknapp has today been linked to two players he has had experience with in the past. Emmanuel Adebayor was signed by ‘Arry at Tottenham Hotspur and Jermain Defoe has played plenty of times under the experienced manager. The Sun believe that both will be set to join his current club, QPR, come January. Redknapp has been labeled a “wheeler …

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Liverpool update – Iker Casillas or Victor Valdes? Dani Alves to Anfield?

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Liverpool have until Sunday 19 October to sort themselves out on the training ground and unite behind manager Brendan Rodgers before they begin a tough run of fixtures. QPR away will be targeted as a must win Premier League game but then come current Champions League holders Real Madrid at Anfield. That will be seen as something they must get points …

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Manchester City update – Dani Alves set for the Etihad? James Milner close to new deal

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Manchester City currently sit in second place in the Premier League table but are some 5 points behind leaders Chelsea after only 7 games. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have picked up 14 points of a possible 21. This comes despite good wins recently over Hull City and a ground out victory against Aston Villa. The issue is they failed to beat …

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Arsenal fans – Will you miss the injured Mesut Ozil?

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Arsenal were today dealt a potential blow when their German international Mesut Ozil was ruled out up to 12 weeks. The injury adds to Arsenal’s current concerns in the middle of the park as they are missing Welshman Aaron Ramsey and captain Mikel Arteta. The 25-year-old midfielder joined Arsenal on deadline day last summer from Real Madrid for a club record …

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Arsenal nightmare – Ozil out for 10 weeks

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BREAKING: @MesutOzil1088 out for 10-12 weeks with partial lateral collateral ligament tear in left knee. More to follow… Get well soon! — Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) October 8, 2014 News is coming through that Arsenal’s star midfielder Mesut Ozil will be out of the squad for 10-12 weeks after sustaining a knee injury while on duty with the German national team. The …

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Arsenal reject Bayern enquiry for star man

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Arsenal are reported to have rejected an enquiry from Bayern Munich for German playmaker, Mesus Ozil this summer. According to the Metro, Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola was keen to sign the 25-year-old when he was in charge of Barcelona, but the German instead opted for Real Madrid. Bayern had apparently launched a bid in the summer for Ozil, but Arsenal …

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Manchester United Update – Red Devils want Brazilian star, Alves

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Manchester United have been heavily linked with Brazilian star Dani Alves, after it was announced that the Barcelona full-back is planning to join the Premier League next season. United have been labelled as a team with defensive frailties and Alves could be the perfect addition to help secure the right side of their defence. The Daly Star are reporting that Alves’ contract …

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Arsenal Update – Gunners interested in Spain keeper?

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Arsenal have been reported to be monitoring the movements of Real Madrid keeper, Iker Casillas according to the Daily Star. An interesting link despite the Gunners signing David Ospina in the summer. At 33-years-old, Casillas is becoming a veteran in the game. However, his latest flurry of performances have not matched his career best and has started to make some calamitous errors. …

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Former Celtic and Villa hero Stiliyan Petrov is playing Sunday League

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Former Celtic and Aston Villa midfielder, Stiliyan Petrov is back playing football again, but this time in footballs Sunday league. The Bulgarian was diagnosed with leukaemia in March 2012 and underwent a series of chemotherapy and medication. However, Petrov  saw that he would be unable to return to the Premier League and duly ended his career last May. However, the ever strong minded …

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Watford name new Head Coach – fourth this season!

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Championship club Watford have changed their set-up once again by appointing a new Head Coach. Slavisa Jokanovic, 46-years-old, has managed a number of sides including Partizan Belgrade, Thai team Muangthong United, Levski Sofia and Spanish side Hercules. Jokanovic played for Chelsea 39 times in the Premier League between 2000-2002 in a wide spanning career. He earned 58 caps for Yugoslavia …

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Tottenham update – Spurs target “treated like cattle”, plus exciting winger linked

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Tottenham Hotspur are could’ve been said to have suffered a tough start to their Premier League season. However, as Mauricio Pochettino sends his internationals away for their fixtures he can reflect that his side sit proudly above Liverpool and North-London rivals Arsenal. Tottenham struggled early on and were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool at the end of August and then threw …

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Arsenal update – Khedira rumours persist and Giovinco also linked to Gunners

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Arsene Wenger will perhaps head into the international break with the thoughts that September was somewhat a wasted month in North-London. The Gunners picked up 1 Premier League victory and 2 draws in what was a tough set of fixtures but his side were also pummeled in the Champions League by Borussia Dortmund and then dumped out of the League …

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Liverpool update – Contract questions remain, Plus Liverpool’s season won’t get any easier

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Liverpool haven’t exactly had the start to the season many hoped for. After investments in players that totaled over £100m the club as fallen to 9th in the Premier League after 7 matches, picking up just 10 points from a possible 21. The Reds though were handed a massive boost when talisman striker Daniel Sturridge signed a new long-term contract …

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New Cardiff boss Russell Slade to stand up to Tan

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Cardiff City were finally able to appoint Russell Slade last night as the Bluebird’s new Head Coach, this followed a period of turmoil as legal disputes took place with Leyton Orient. Slade will take the reigns at Cardiff, replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was sacked following a difficult start to club’s life back in the Championship. Whilst the debate over …

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Manchester United update – De Gea wanted to leave United! Plus, McNair out for weeks.

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Manchester United shot stopper, David De Gea has openly admitted to BBC Sport that he contemplated quitting United. The Spaniard endured a torrid time after his £18m move from Atletico Madird in 2011 and has been on the end of some heavy criticism from fans. Asked whether he thought about leaving, the 23-year-old replied, “Sometimes.”It’s difficult when you get a lot of …

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Chelsea update – former manager Di Matteo joins which club?

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Former Chelsea player and boss, Roberto Di Matteo has been handed the managerial position at German club, Schalke. It is the Italians first job as a manager since departing his former club back in November 2012. Di Matteo succeeds, Jens Keller as the manager after what proved to be a very inconsistent start from the German outfit. Currently lying in …

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