Diego Costa injury worry better than thought

Chelsea fans will have been worried by the news that their new £32m striker Diego Costa was out of Spain’s international fixtures with a hamstring injury. However the Daily Mirror have reported that the prolific goalscorer is hoping to be fit for their Swansea clash on Saturday. Diego Costa is Brazilian by birth but elected to represent Spain after living in …

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Gareth ThomasDiego Costa injury worry better than thought

Gareth Bale set to start as Wales striker

Gareth Bale is one of the best players in the world, we all know that! Wales though, are not abundantly blessed with talent and so Chris Coleman has confirmed Bale may start as central striker against Andorra on Tuesday night. Manager Chris Coleman told the pre-match press conference that “It’s no big secret that we could play him down the …

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Gareth ThomasGareth Bale set to start as Wales striker

PSG desperate to steal Strootman from Man Utd

Manchester United were reportedly set to continue their spending spree with the signing of Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman in January. However, the Daily Express believe Paris Saint-Germain are ready to blow their bid out of the water. The French outfit are willing to offer cash plus 19-year-old midfield starlet Adrien Rabiot as a makeweight in the deal. With Rabiot’s contract …

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Gareth ThomasPSG desperate to steal Strootman from Man Utd

TV referrals set for football – Sepp Blatter

  Controversial FIFA President Sepp Blatter has announced that football is set to trial television referral systems as early as next year. Blatter also confirmed he is intending to stand for re-election as president of the world football governing body. Sepp Blatter has outlined the plans that would allow each team to have one or two TV referrals each half. …

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Gareth ThomasTV referrals set for football – Sepp Blatter

Arsenal target Marco Reus out injured

German midfielder Marco Reus has been ruled out for around four weeks as he picked up an injury against Scotland last night. The Borussia Dortmund man has been linked heavily with Arsenal over the summer. Marco Reus, 25-years-old, is thought to have a release clause in his contract worth around £29,500,000 which will allow him to leave the club should …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal target Marco Reus out injured

Norwich City star Klye Lafferty is lauded for his efforts

Norwich City striker, Kyle Lafferty was yesterday lauded for his efforts and his performance for Northern Ireland against Georgia in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Lafferty assisted and scored in his sides 2-1 away victory over Gerogia; their first away win in over 4 years. Northern Ireland manager, Michael O’Neill said, “Sometimes you need a bit of individual play to get …

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Oliver BainesNorwich City star Klye Lafferty is lauded for his efforts

Scotland luck out against Germany

Last night Scotland were narrowly defeated by World Champions, Germany after securing a 2-1 win in Dortmund. Scotland manager, Gordon Strachan told BBC Sport that he felt his side we going to win the match when it was poised at 1-1. Germany took the lead through Bayern Munich striker, Thomas Muller; but Scotland pegged the World Cup winners back on 66 mins …

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Oliver BainesScotland luck out against Germany

Switzerland v England – Preview

England face Switzerland in their opening game of the Euro 2016 qualification campaign tonight. Roy Hodgson’s side warmed up for the tie with a 1-0 win over Norway which was heavily criticised for its lack of entertainment in-front of a half-full Wembley. Switzerland will pose a tougher test for England with the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri who will look to …

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Oliver BainesSwitzerland v England – Preview

Ronaldinho signs for Queretaro

Brazilian legend, Ronaldinho has decided to choose Mexico has his latest career move. The attacking midfielder was touted with a move to the Premier League with QPR, but it seemed to all be rumours. However, as a free agent; non-league Basingstoke Town had publicly expressed their desire to sign Ronaldinho according to BBC Sport. “We’ve put an offer to his brother, …

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Oliver BainesRonaldinho signs for Queretaro

Newcastle dealt hefty Siem de Jong injury blow

Newcastle United have today announced that new signing Siem de Jong is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines. The Dutch international has picked up a right thigh injury and this will come as a blow to Magpies fans. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder (who can also play striker) joined Newcastle for around £6m in July after graduating from the …

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Gareth ThomasNewcastle dealt hefty Siem de Jong injury blow

Wayne Rooney England’s “best passer”?!

Paul Scholes was a player and a half, we all know that… But what’s he on about here?! In his column for The Independent he has called for Roy Hodgson to play England captain Wayne Rooney in midfield against Switzerland. Is this because Wayne is currently terrible at his job of being a striker?! Well no, in fact he sees Wayne …

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Gareth ThomasWayne Rooney England’s “best passer”?!

Victor Valdes nears Liverpool switch

Victor Valdes is understood to be nearing a move to Anfield when he passes a medical in October. The Daily Mail believe the Spanish shot stopper, who is seeking a new challenge, will compete with Simon Mignolet for the number 1 spot. Valdes joined Barcelona in 1995 as a youngster and worked his way through the Barcelona C & B teams …

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Gareth ThomasVictor Valdes nears Liverpool switch

Spain lose miserably once again, this time to France

Spain were beaten 1-0 last night by hosts France with new Chelsea signing Loïc Rémy netting the winning goal. Vicente del Bosque named a much changed side following their World Cup humiliation in Brazil but the performance was still disappointing. The XI that started the match for Spain only featured 4 players who started their World Cup campaign with the …

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Gareth ThomasSpain lose miserably once again, this time to France

Arsenal move for Huntelaar looks to be off the cards

Transfer Deadline Day sparked some rumours insisting that Arsenal had placed a bid for Shalke and Netherlands striker, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, however, these reports were apparently wide of the mark and now any bid to bring the Dutch striker in looks minimalistic. Shalke manager, Horst Heldt has moved to quash talk of his talisman leaving the Ruhr club any time in …

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Oliver BainesArsenal move for Huntelaar looks to be off the cards

“I should have left West Ham a long time ago” – Diame

Former West Ham midfielder Mo Diame has come out an expressed his relief at securing his move away from Upton Park after talking to Sky Sports. Diame was seen as one of West Hams best players whilst at Upton Park and as speculation surrounded his name, it seemed that Diame had his hart set on an exit from London. “At West …

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Oliver Baines“I should have left West Ham a long time ago” – Diame

Kenny Jacket wins Championship Manager of the month for Wolves

Wolves manager, Kenny Jacket has won “Manager of the Month” after his sides impressive start to the Championship season last month. Impressively, Wolves who were promoted from League One last season defeated all three of the relegated Premier League sides 1-0 as part of their first 6 games in August. Jackett’s Wolves picked up where they left off in May, …

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Oliver BainesKenny Jacket wins Championship Manager of the month for Wolves

Zlatan Ibrahimovic breaks a record

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, last night broke a record and became Sweden’s all-time-leading-goalscorer for his country. The PSG striker bagged two goal against Estonia last night to secure himself as the most prolific man to represent Sweden. It was Ibrahimovic’s 99th outing for his country and the former Barcelona star pipped Sven Rydell’s previous record of 49 goals which was set in …

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Oliver BainesZlatan Ibrahimovic breaks a record

Guidetti completes move to Celtic

Yesterday we reported that Manchester City striker, John Guidetti’s transfer to Celtic appeared to be in doubt after the Scottish club failed to submit the paperwork on time. Celtic appealed to FIFA who yesterday, granted permission for the Hoops to complete the signing of the Swedish on a season-long-loan. BBC Sport reported that a Fifa spokesperson said: “After checking the documentation …

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Oliver BainesGuidetti completes move to Celtic

Alvaro Negredo booed off at Valencia unveiling

Alvaro Negredo made a late deadline day move to Valencia on Monday evening but The Independent have reported how he was booed at his unveiling. The 29-year-old joined on an initial season-long loan deal that contains a clause which means Valencia will be obliged to purchase him for €27m. Negredo was shown off to 11,000 fans at Valencia’s Mestalla stadium …

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Gareth ThomasAlvaro Negredo booed off at Valencia unveiling