Norwich City star Klye Lafferty is lauded for his efforts

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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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Scotland luck out against Germany

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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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Switzerland v England – Preview

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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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Ronaldinho signs for Queretaro

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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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Newcastle dealt hefty Siem de Jong injury blow

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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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Wayne Rooney England’s “best passer”?!

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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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Victor Valdes nears Liverpool switch

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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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Spain lose miserably once again, this time to France

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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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Arsenal move for Huntelaar looks to be off the cards

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

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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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Kenny Jacket wins Championship Manager of the month for Wolves

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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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Zlatan Ibrahimovic breaks a record

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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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Guidetti completes move to Celtic

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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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Alvaro Negredo booed off at Valencia unveiling

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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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Manchester United want to re-sign Paul Pogba

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Manchester United are thought to be on the trail of their former player Paul Pogba. The Daily Express report that this deal will cost them around £60m with Chelsea their main competition for the Frenchman. Pogba played 3 Premier League games for the Red Devils in Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign at the club but he admitted himself that it was …

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Fabio Borini included in Liverpool squad

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Fabio Borini is perhaps a shock inclusion in Liverpool’s Premier League squad that was officially submitted yesterday afternoon. The 23-year-old was subject to a number of bids over the transfer window with Sunderland and QPR close to signing the forward. Each club are required to enter a squad list of 25 players, of which 8 must be homegrown and players …

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Ronaldinho to Basingstoke Town?!?!

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  Ronaldinho, the Brazilian legend, has been offered a contract by Basinstoke Town to join them in the sixth tier of English football. Yes, you read that correctly, Basingstoke Town want Ronaldinho and the local paper are reporting the bid is officially on table!! Ronaldinho started his career in his native Brazil with Grêmio before earning a move in 2001 …

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Argentina win World Cup final rematch!

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Last night whilst most of Britain chose between the Great British Bake Off or the snore-fest that was England v Norway, Germany and Argentina took part in a World Cup final rematch. The cracker of a game finished 4-2 to Argentina with the hosts overwhelmed, namely by new Manchester United signing Angel Di Maria. Di Maria cost Manchester United almost …

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Marcos Rojo granted Manchester United work permit

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New summer Manchester United signing Marcos Rojo has finally been granted a work permit following his move from Sporting CP. Fox Sports journalist Christian Martin, who specialises with Argentinean football, confirmed on Twitter that the paperwork has been finalised and he will head to Manchester today. The left-sided centre-back cost the Red Devils £16m on 19 August but failed to gain …

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