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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Tottenham update – World Cup winner Kramer chased

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Mauricio Pochettino saw his Tottenham Hotspur side slump to another loss on Sunday afternoon as they were humiliated in the 2-1 loss to Newcastle United at White Hart Lane. The Metro believe midfielder Christoph Kramer will now be a target in January. 23-year-old Christoph Kramer has 8 German caps and was in the squad of the winning World Cup side …

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QPR – Owner mocks Taarabt & Redknapp with snap

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Last week we saw QPR’s manager Harry Redknapp accuse his winger Adel Taarabt of being three stone overweight, something that the club’s owner Tony Fernandes was angry at. Taarabt responded with a topless picture showing his flat stomach and now the Daily Mail contains a picture from Fernandes’ Instagram of his topless selfie. Adel Tarrabt insisted he is fit to …

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Man United – Robin Van Persie “stupid” for celebration

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Manchester United managed to hold Premier League leaders Chelsea to a 1-1 draw yesterday as Robin Van Persie equalised in injury time. However, his extravagant celebration and removal of his shirt has been branded “stupid” by his manager Louis Van Gaal. Manchester United earned the vital point late on after Branislav Ivanovic fouled Angel Di Maria and picked up his …

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Clint Dempsey to return to the Premier League in January?

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Clint Dempsey was a popular figure in the Premier League during his spells for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur, now the World Cup star with his country USA, is ready to return according to the Daily Mirror. Clint Dempsey is currently employed by MLS side Seattle Sounders and as his season across the pond comes to a close it is believed …

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Arsenal update – Gunners to miss out on striker target

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Arsenal are set to miss out on their 28-year-old target, André-Pierre Gignac as the striker gets ready to agree a new contract with Ligue 1 club Marseille. The Metro believe this will end the Gunners’ pursuit of the Frenchman. Gignac began his professional career with FC Lorient in 2002, making his league debut in August 2004. He would make 51 …

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Arsenal Update – Arsenal want Barcelona starlet

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Arsenal are set to swoop for Barcelona starlet Pedro after it has been reported that the Spaniard wants out of the Nou Camp. The 27-year-old winger has expressed his desire to leave the Spanish outfit as he is finding it hard to retain first team football with the additions of Suarez and Neymar. According to the Express, Pedro has handed …

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Premier League Team of the Week

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Brandish are now launching a Monday “Premier League Team of the week” after reviewing each team over the weekends matches. Here is this weeks best XI… Thibaut Courtois (GK) – Chelsea shot-stopper Courtois was on sensational form against rivals Manchester United as the two met in yesterday’s fiery clash at Old Trafford. Courtois, however, remained, calm and composed as he expertly …

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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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