QPR Manager – “Taarabt needs to keep his weight down”

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QPR manager, Harry Redknapp has come out and criticised Adel Taarabt over his fitness. The Moroccan has played one minute of Premier League football this season and has been told he is unfit. Taarabt has been ruled out of QPR’s clash against Stoke City this weekend after the play-maker has sustained an ankle injury. However, Redknapp fails to give sympathy …

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Bastia’s Brandao handed 6-month ban

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Bastia striker, Brandao has been handed a 6 month playing ban for his head-butting Thiago Motta in PSG’s 2-0 win at the Parc des Princes on August 16. Sky Sports have today revealed that the striker has been banned after head-butting the Italian midfielder, an action that broke the nose of Motta and has since been brandished a playing ban. A …

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Arsenal and Liverpool tracking Spanish superstar

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Premier League duo, Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly tracking Spanish superstar Isco. The Real Madrid play-maker has found it tough to break into the Spanish sides midfield with the amount of world class talent they have on show. Isco himself is a class act, a player who can change a game in just a few moments. Blessed with pace, flair …

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Bellamy not interested in the Cardiff City job

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Former Cardiff City striker, Craig Bellamy has revealed he has no interest in becoming the new manager of the Welsh side after the departure of Ole Gunner Solskjaer. When Chairman, Vincent Tan was asked whether Bellamy would be asked to take over from the Norwegian, he said, “No, absolutely not.” Additionally, on Thursday, Bellamy coincided with the thoughts of Tan …

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Former Fulham star linked with vacant managerial position

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Former Fulham centre midfielder, Danny Murphy has insisted that he would be interested in taking over the helm at Fulham to succeed the departed Felix Magath. Magath was relieved of his duties last night after only taking over in February. The German could not stop the London club from relegation from the Premier League and have since found themselves at …

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Lassana Diarra linked to Arsenal move

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Former Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra is today being linked to Arsenal by the Daily Express. Diarra almost moved to QPR to be reunited with Harry Redknapp on deadline day but the move fell through. Arsenal were dismantled by Borussia Dortmund in Germany on Tuesday night and the criticism as surrounded the deeper roles in his midfield as well as the …

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Champions League review: featuring Chelsea & Manchester City

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The second day of Champions League action took part last night with Bayern Munich hosting Premier League champions Manchester City, Chelsea taking on the visiting Germans of Schalke, PSG travelling to Dutch giants Ajax whilst Barcelona welcomed Cypriots Apoel Nicosia. There were goals galore across Europe and plenty of drama so here is Brandish’s review of Wednesday night’s Champions League …

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Joseph Yobo linked with Arsenal free move

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Arsenal are suffering something of a defensive crisis at the moment, this means they could do with some extra cover. According to the Daily Mail, former Everton centre-back Joseph Yobo could be ready to sign as a free agent. On Tuesday night against Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League opener, Arsenal only had 3 fit first team defenders. That meant …

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer resigns from Cardiff City role

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Yesterday we reported that Cardiff City were having crisis talks with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær following a poor start to their season. Today, the club have confirmed that Solskjær has left Cardiff by mutual consent. Solskjær was appointed Cardiff City boss on 2 January 2014 and was tasked with helping the club survive relegation from the Premier League. However, in …

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Champions League preview: featuring Chelsea and Manchester City

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  Last night the Champions League of 2014/15 kicked off in style with Premier League clubs Liverpool and Arsenal in action. Tonight though, we have plenty more fixtures to look forward to as Manchester City travel to 2013 winners Bayern Munich, Chelsea host German side Schalke and Barcelona get ready for the visit of Cypriot team Apoel Nicosia. Here is …

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Champions League review: featuring Liverpool & Arsenal

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  Last night saw the opening fixture from the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League, as Liverpool made a return to the competition after five years and Arsenal travelled to Germany to face 2013 finalists Borussia Dortmund. Real Madrid also opened their Champions League title defence and last year’s runners up Atlético Madrid took a trip to Greece. Full Champions League results, …

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Luiz Gustavo rules out move to Manchester United or Arsenal

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Defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo has ruled out a move to Manchester United or Arsenal in January, according to the Daily Star. The 27-year-old is currently at German club Wolfsburg and speculation plagued his summer. Gustavo has 27 caps for Brazil and has played in the World Cup, his ability to break up play and start attacking moves has led to …

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Everton hopeful of re-signing Gerard Deulofeu

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Everton have been given renewed hope of re-signing their former loanee, Gerard Deulofeu. The Daily Express report that Barcelona are annoyed with Sevilla for not playing the forward more than promised when they signed him on loan this summer. Deulofeu is 20 years of age and has been at the Barcelona academy since 2003. He made 68 league appearances for Barcelona B …

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Cardiff City’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in crisis talks

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Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is meeting with club officials today to discuss his future at the side. BBC Sport as well as a number of other outlets understand his job is seriously under threat. Cardiff were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season following a terrible run of form. Current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær …

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Champions League preview featuring Liverpool & Arsenal

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The Champions League is back!! Yes that’s right, tonight we welcome back the best club competition on this planet, the Champions League! Tuesday night sees Liverpool return after a 1,742 day exile from the competition as they face Bulgarian side Ludogorets. Arsenal will also travel to Germany to face a tough test against Borussia Dortmund and defending champions Real Madrid …

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Pedro puts Liverpool and Arsenal on high alert

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Spanish superstar Pedro could be ready for a move to the Premier League in January according to The Metro. Pedro is reportedly concerned that he will be used as back up to Luis Suarez and Neymar at Barcelona if he stays. Pedro Rodriguez has 44 caps and 15 goals for Spain and has been at Barcelona since his youth career …

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Chelsea close to securing Eden Hazard contract

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Chelsea are closing in on securing Eden Hazard to a new contract according to BBC Sport. This follows a summer of speculation that linked the Belgian midfielder with a move away from Stamford Bridge, PSG being the favourites to land him. José Mourinho has handed Chelsea fans a boost by saying: “It’s a question of time – one more month …

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Alan Hutton signs new Aston Villa contract

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Aston Villa have been handed a boost as Alan Hutton has signed a new contract with the Midlands club. The Villans announced the three-year deal on their Twitter account. Breaking news: Alan Hutton has signed a new three-year deal. #AVFC pic.twitter.com/Pm3VQub1Q8 — Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 16, 2014 Hutton joined Aston Villa in August 2011 from North-London club Tottenham …

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Liverpool eye up PSG’s Ezequiel Lavezzi

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Liverpool are thought to be keeping an eye on PSG’s Ezequiel Lavezzi as the forward is said to be unhappy with his bit-part role in France. The Daily Express believe Liverpool could be ready to sweep to bring him to the Premier League. The Argentine international joined PSG in July 2012 for €26.5m from Italian club Napoli. In Italy he …

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Paddy Kenny poised to join Bolton Wanderers

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Former Leeds United goalkeeper looks set to join Championship side Bolton Wanderers after being released by his former club in bizarre fashion. Kenny was born on May 17th and new owner, Massimo Cellino has said that 17 is his unlucky number and has since told Kenny his services are no longer required at the club. Neil Warnock once called Kenny …

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