Own Goals Galore! 5 own goals in 1 game…

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5 own goals in one game, a fate that Richard Dunne could only dream of! However, it seems there was something suspicious going on between Indonesian sides PSS Sleman and PSIS Semarang in their country’s first division play-offs. Sleman won the game 3-2, but, both teams have been disqualified because a committee panel said that both sides tried to lose the game …

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New York Cosmos sign Raul

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Former Real Madrid striker Raul has joined US side, New York Cosmos according to BBC Sport. The 37-year-old will join up with his new side in April 2015 on a “multi-year” contract and will also be the technical adviser of the youth academy. The New York Cosmos have recently reformed (2013) after the club folded in 1985. The Cosmos has welcomed the …

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Liverpool Update – Is Steven Gerrard to leave Anfield in the summer?

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Liverpool captain, midfielder and legend Steven Gerrard has revealed that he may leave Anfield this summer if he is not offered a new contract. The former England captain, spoke to BBC Sport and revealed that his future may lie elsewhere in the future. Gerrard has been a fantastic ambassador for Liverpool; loyal and consistent in his performances, however, the 34-year-old has revealed …

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Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale set to return for Liverpool

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Real Madrid’s Welsh sensation Gareth Bale is set to return to action with Premier League giants Liverpool in his sights. The Daily Express carry the quotes from Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti who confirms Gareth Bale is almost fully recovered from his muscular injury. Gareth Bale began his professional career with Southampton after progressing through their prestigious academy. He would move on to …

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Manchester City a “bigger club” than Manchester United?!

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A regular debate amongst football fans is “whose club is bigger?”, Peter Schmeichel has added fuel to the fire in the Manchester debate as he told Manchester Evening News that City are currently bigger than United. Peter Schmeichel joined Manchester United in 1991 for a little over £500,000 from Danish club Brøndby. He is not just a Manchester United legend but …

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QPR better off without suspended Rio Ferdinand?

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QPR’s Rio Ferdinand was hit by a £25,000 fine yesterday but worse than that was banned for three matches because of an offensive tweet. The Daily Mirror report though that whilst Ferdinand may be fuming about the suspension, his QPR teammates are secretly delighted and believe they are better off without him. Rio Ferdinand started his career at West Ham …

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Liverpool, Spurs & Man United hunt Omer Toprak

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Omer Toprak, 25-years-old, is currently employed by Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga but is now being looked at by Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United according to the Daily Star. Toprak was born in Germany and signed for his local club before moving to Freiburg as a youngster in 2005. He would played 68 first-team league games for the club …

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Arsenal update – Is Stephan Lichtsteiner a target?

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Arsenal have had major defensive problems this season, injuries galore and so Talksport believe that Arsene Wenger will make some signings in January to sort this. One at the top of the list is Juventus’ right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner. Lichtsteiner is a Swiss international who joined Juventus in June 2011 for €10m from Serie A rivals Lazio. Lichtsteiner made 100 league appearances …

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Liverpool update – Marco Reus to make sensational move?

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Speculation around the future of German international Marco Reus has been rumbling on for months, now The Metro believe that Liverpool are favourites to land his signature. The Daily Express understand Arsenal and Manchester United are also interested in Reus. Marco Reus has been in contract talks with his current employers Borussia Dortmund for a few months now but it appears …

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Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United & Liverpool all want Bakkali

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Those of you who play FIFA or Football Manager will certainly heard of PSV Eindhoven’s 18-year-old winger Zakaria Bakkali. The young Belgian has a whole host of European clubs looking at him, including Premier League sides Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. Bakkali joined PSV in 2008 as a 12-year-old and grew up through the club’s academy. He spent some …

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Tom Ince – The teenage prodigy, now flop set for Notts Forest?

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Tom Ince… What can be said? Daddies boy? Full of potential? A major flop? Well maybe all three count? Son of the famous Paul Ince, Tom was offered a chance to play regular Premier League football with Cardiff City in the summer of 2013 but turned them down as he was awaiting a Liverpool move. This summer he turned down …

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Manchester United – Falcao wanted Juventus move?

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Manchester United pulled off one of the signings of the summer when the pulled paid £6m to sign Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on loan from AS Monaco. Now the London Evening Standard report Juventus were actually the preferred destination of the world renowned forward. Falcao, 28-years-old, began his career at Colombian minnows Lancers Boyacá before moving on to Argentinean giants River …

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Arsenal update – Hummels close to Arsenal switch?

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Manchester United were linked heavily linked to Mats Hummels over the summer as the club were desperate for a new centre-back. The move didn’t materialise and so Hummels would remain at Borussia Dortmund but now the Daily Star link the defender to Arsenal. The 25-year-old German international has been rumoured to fancy a Premier League move for a number of …

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Southampton – Chase begins for Spurs youngster!

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Southampton had their squad decimated in the summer transfer window as the squad that established them as a solid Premier League side was sold, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Dejan Lovren and Calum Chambers all moved on, as did manager Mauricio Pochettino to Tottenham Hotspur. Now though Southampton sit second in the Premier League after 9 matches and look …

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Spurs want Southampton ace

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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is said to be monitoring England and Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez according to the Telegraph. The latest news from White Hart Lane concerning the transfer market is that Pochettino will ask Daniel Levy if they can launch a January bid for Rodriguez. Spurs were rumoured to be nearing a deal to sign the former Burnley striker in …

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Zinedine Zidane hit with 3 month coaching ban

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France and Real Madrid legend, Zinedine Zidane has been slapped with a 3 month coaching ban after breaching Spanish Football Federation rules in regards to a lack in the sufficient qualifications. Zidane is in charge of “Castilla”, Real Madrid’s reserve side. However, the Spanish Football Federation have discovered that Zidane has been coaching the side without the correct qualifications and …

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Leeds United set to announce Redfearn as new manager

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Leeds United are set to make Neil Redfearn as their permanent appointment as the manager of the club according to reports from BBC Sport. A verbal agreement is said to have taken place, but the formalities of signing documentation is to follow accordingly. Redfearn is set to replace Darko Milanic who was sacked on Saturday by owner Massimo Cellino after just …

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Blackpool sack manager

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Blackpool have sacked their manager Jose Riga after a torrid start to the Championship season for the Belgian. Riga started the season with just 6 senior players in his ranks after a mass exodus at Bloomfield Road. Blackpool chairman, Karl Oyston said to BBC Sport “We couldn’t leave the decision any longer to give someone else the opportunity to help us work …

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Ballon d’Or list announced – who made the cut?

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FIFA have released their 23-man short-list that will go head to head to be crowned world player of the year, 2014. The Premier League is represented by 5 players; Angel Di Maria, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Yaya Toure. Meanwhile, Gareth Bale has been nominated and is the only player from the Home Nations who made the cut. …

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