QPR could face Football League ban

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QPR could be facing a ban from the Football League if they fail to pay what could be a huge fine. QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has indicated he would appeal against a fine from the Football League, which would be around £54m if losses for Rangers’ promotion season matched the huge sum, £64.5m such as was in 2012/2013. Speaking to BBC …

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Bale double saves Welsh blushes

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Real Madrid superstar, Gareth Bale had to single-handedly get his country out a bit of bother after Wales came from 1-0 down against Andorra in their opening Euro 2016 qualifying match. The former Spurs winger scored a late free-kick to give Wales all three points. Andorra took the lead through a penalty have Neil Taylor had been adjudged to have …

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Don’t touch Zlatan Ibrahimovic!

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Check out this humorous video from last night as Austria drew 1-1 with Sweden in Vienna. 1860 Munich forward Rubin Okotie dared to touch Zlatan Ibrahimovic and well, as you can see… He wasn’t best pleased by it! Zlatan was understandably disappointed by the heartbreak of a failed World Cup qualification and as rumours of an impending retirement continue, the …

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Spain pummel Macedonia 5-1

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Spain finally began a recovery process from their World Cup humiliation last night with a 5-1 drubbing of Macedonia in their opening Euro 2016 qualification campaign. With 5 different goal scorers, Spain can be pleased with the performance that saw them put to bed recent displays of goals conceded and not many scored. The squad had 7 changes to the …

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Florent Malouda denies Birmingham City link

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Former Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda has sent out a Tweet denying links to Birmingham City following reports that the Frenchman was set to join. His humorous Tweet made reference to the Ice bucket Challenge craze that swept social media: “Just saw another story linking me with a championship club. I don’t know any Lee Clark. Must be ice bucket challenge …

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Robbie Fowler applies for vacant Leeds United role

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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has reportedly applied for the vacant Leeds United manager role, this is according to Sky Sports. The Elland Road outfit are currently looking for a new manager following the sacking of new summer appointment Dave Hockaday. Robbie Fowler enjoyed a phenomenally successful time in the Premier League with Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City, Blackburn and a …

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Arsenal, Liverpool & Spurs fight for Candreva

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Lazio are desperate to hold onto their star man Antonio Candreva and are reportedly set to sit down and offer him a new contract. The Daily Express believe the Serie A club will put increased wages and the captaincy on the table to tie him down till 2019. Antonio Candreva signed for Lazio in January 2012 on an initial loan deal …

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Liverpool’s Glen Johnson set for the Serie A?

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Glen Johnson has been at Liverpool since 2009 but the Daily Mirror believe his spell in the Premier League could be coming to an end. Juventus are thought to be interested in the right-back. Johnson, 30-years-old, has played 143 Premier League games for Liverpool and has also had spells at Portsmouth, Chelsea and West Ham United in the country’s top …

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Jack Wilshere – “I will watch videos and be more like Pirlo”

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England and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed his plans to watch more videos of Andrea Pirlo to try an replicate his quality and positioning on the pitch. The remarks come in the light of Wilshere’s new role of a deeper midfielder. According to the Express – Wilshere was told by England coach Gary Neville, to be deployed as a deeper lying …

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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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