Cambridge City players apologise for on-field clash

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Cambridge City ply their trade in the Southern Premier Division, the feeder tier below the Conference North and South. They aren’t used to making the news about their sporting escapades but they have done following a mid-week debacle on the pitch. Striker Andrew Phillips, formally of Histon, has been forced to apologise to supporters, the club and his teammates after …

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Liverpool step up bid to sign Gonzalo Higuain

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Liverpool have been repeatedly linked with Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain for a number of months now. The transfer didn’t materialise in the summer but as the club currently struggle for goals, CaughtOffside.com believe a deal could be on the cards. With pressure beginning to mount of Brendan Rodgers, who appears to have failed to replace talisman Luis Suarez since his …

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Hodgson announces England squad

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Roy Hodgson has revealed his England team to play Estonia and San Marino in the Three Lions Euro 2016 Qualifiers for October. There are a few surprises for England as Jonjo Shelvey gets a call-up to the senior squad after impressing for Swansea City so far this season. Meanwhile, Nathaniel Clyne of Southampton is also brought into the fold after …

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Is Brendan Rodgers under pressure at Liverpool?

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Is Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers under pressure after a mixed start to the season with the Reds? Liverpool succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Basel last night in the Champions League, leaving them 3rd in the group sitting on 3 points, with Real Madrid to play twice in a row. Rodgers’ side have struggled once again defensively …

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England U21 squad announced

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Gareth Southgate announced his U21 side that will play in their play-off match against Croatia with the first leg on Friday 10th October. His unbeaten side who topped the group will be looking to qualify for the finals with a victory of the Croats over 2-legs. Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Sam Johnstone (Manchester United). Defenders: Calum …

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Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck places a seed of doubt in haters heads

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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck last night placed a seed of doubt in haters heads after he bagged a Champions League hat-trick against Galatasaray. The former Manchester United striker has been burdened with criticism from fans as they insist that Welbeck simply does not score enough. To point the finger on a, still, very young player who is yet to be …

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Champions League preview: featuring Liverpool, Arsenal & Juventus

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Last night saw some fascinating action in the Champions League as Barcelona lost 3-2 away to PSG in a superb game in France, Chelsea defeated Portuguese side Sporting CP 1-0 away, Man City were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Roma and Bayern Munich were victorious in Russia against CSKA Moscow. Tonight sees a second night of ties …

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Hull Tigers? The appeal against the FA begins!

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Controversial Hull City owner Assem Allam has begun his appeal against the FA’s rejection of the club’s name change. Allam had his offer of adding ‘Tigers’ to the club’s official name instead of ‘City’ rejected by the FA and is now willing to sell the team. Hull Daily Mail have confirmed the appeal is underway by stating: “The Football Association has …

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Moyes the favourite to replace teetering Pardew

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David Moyes has become the favourite to replace Alan Pardew should the Englishman receive the sack from current club Newcastle United. The Daily Star believe this is the case with the former Everton and Manchester United boss out of work. We reported how Alan Pardew had been given a ‘stay of execution’ at Newcastle by owner Mike Ashley, despite a terrible run …

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Liverpool close in on hot prospect Dele Alli

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Liverpool are thought to be close to completing a deal to bring MK Dons wonder-kid Dele Alli to Anfield. CaughtOffside.com understand that the 18-year-old will cost the Reds about £8m. The boyhood Liverpool fans has been growing in renown of late and is believed to have been scouted by a number of Premier League clubs and even German giants Bayern Munich. …

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Sami Khedira still linked with Premier League switch

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Speculation was rife throughout the summer that Real Madrid’s German midfielder, Sami Khedira, could be on his way to the Premier League. The Daily Star report that Liverpool or Arsenal could both take him on a free in the summer of 2015 instead. Sami Khedira is in the last year of his contract with the Spanish giants and Carlo Ancelotti has …

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Champions League goal of the night – Barcelona

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Last nights Champions League games saw some well worked goals, however, none more so than this sensational pass and move passage of play by Barcelona which resulted in a goal by none other than Lionel Messi. Barcelona, despite losing 3-2 to PSG still played some majestic football in their Champions League Group Stage match and this Messi goal typifies what …

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From League One to the Champions League – Adam Lallana

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“It’s a dream come true” – the words of £25m midfielder, Adam Lallana on playing in the Champions League. Lallana moved to Liverpool this summer, after moving away from boy-hood club Southampton. A team where Lallana played his way up through the ranks of youth football before making his bow in the first team. Lallana experienced promotion and relegation at …

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WATCH – Sporting’s Nani mistakes ref for a team-mate

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In a bizarre moment in yesterday’s Champions League match between Sporting Lisbon and Chelsea; on loan winger Nani blitzes down the wing on a Sporting counter attack before back-heeling the ball into the path of what he thought was a team-mate. Turns out it was the ref… See the video here… Sporting lost the game 1-0, thanks to a 34th …

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Manchester United ready to launch double Juventus bid

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Manchester United are ready to launch an audacious £51m bid for Juventus duo, Arturo Vidal and Angelo Ogbonna, according to the Metro. United fans may only have to wait until January to see more big name players entering the “Theatre of Dreams” as Van Gaal adds Vidal and Ogbonna to his ever growing list of transfer targets. Van Gaal is apparently …

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Sturridge not to feature for England this month

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has quickly resolved the question as to whether Sturridge will feature for his country this month; the answer, no. Sturridge picked up his thigh injury whilst on international duty with the England team at the start of September and has been sidelined ever since. Speaking to BBC Sport, Rodgers said, “If we’re talking about players being picked …

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Newcastle’s Alan Pardew set for stay of execution

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Newcastle United fans will have mixed feelings at the news that disliked manager Alan Pardew will not be sacked yet. BBC Sport report that despite poor form and fans protests, his job is not yet coming to an end. Alan Pardew is currently working under his bumper 8-year contract at Newcastle and this perhaps could be why his sacking has …

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Champions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

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The Champions League is back this week! As ever the biggest club competition in the world throws up some fantastic ties and tonight is no different with Barcelona, PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich all in action. There are 8 games on offer and all will be incredibly important as match-day 2 sees 3 more vital points on offer. Here is …

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