Liverpool’s Glenn Johnson could be off in January

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Liverpool full-back, Glenn Johnson could be moving away to Anfield as early as January as he is set to become a free agent in the summer. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to cash in for the England defender before he has to depart the club for nothing. According to reports from the Mirror, Italian giants, Juventus are said to …

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TV referrals to begin next year?

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Sepp Blatter has revealed in an interview with BBC Sport that television referrals could be put in place as soon as next year, according to the FIFA president. Asked when it would come into place, the president who is under re-election said, “We can try in a youth competition, an Under-20, like next year when we are in New Zealand.” “It can …

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Welbeck has Arsenal fans laughing

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Arsenal fans will be laughing at the haters after their new deadline day signing, Danny Welbeck showcased his goalscoring skills for England last night. Two goals against a good Switzerland side was enough to see off the group competitors 2-0; the Swiss first home defeat in four years, who did they last lose against? England. Welbeck’s new role of playing …

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Diego Costa injury worry better than thought

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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 Bale set to start as Wales striker

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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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PSG desperate to steal Strootman from Man Utd

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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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TV referrals set for football – Sepp Blatter

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  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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Arsenal target Marco Reus out injured

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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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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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