Liverpool Update – “Gerrard is probably the best captain in the game itself” – Henderson

Newly elected vice-captian, Jordon Henderson has heaped praise on team-mate Steven Gerrard who celebrates his 11th anniversary of being named the Liverpool captain. Gerrard took to Instgram to post this message – “11 years ago today I became the captain of my boyhood team, one of the proudest days of my career.” Meanwhile, Henderson, 24, has commented on Gerrard’s captaincy …

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Oliver BainesLiverpool Update – “Gerrard is probably the best captain in the game itself” – Henderson

Former Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal defender, William Gallas retires

Former Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal defender, William Gallas has finally called time on his playing days and hung up his boots after a stand out career. The 37-year-old won 2 Premier League titles with Chelsea in 2005 and 2006. The French defender moved to the Premier League with Chelsea in 2001 from Marseille and enjoyed a successful spell at Stamford …

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Oliver BainesFormer Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal defender, William Gallas retires

Chelsea Update – I’m not one of the best…yet

Chelsea superstar, Eden Hazard has humbled himself and declared he is not one of the best in the world…yet. Speaking to Sky Sports News, the Belgian said, “I’m not a top-five player yet, maybe I’m close to it, but I still have to work on some aspects. You can only be part of that group if you are decisive in the top …

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Oliver BainesChelsea Update – I’m not one of the best…yet

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil injured knee but still played 90 minutes

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed what happened to Mesut Ozil and his knee injury. As Arsenal stepped up to face a formidable Chelsea side, Mesut Ozil was deemed a key player to helping the Gunners break through the Blues defence, as it was, Ozil was out of sorts and drifted out of the game. At half-time, Chelsea were 1-0 …

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Oliver BainesArsenal’s Mesut Ozil injured knee but still played 90 minutes

Arsenal Update – Gunners ready to launch £32m bid for German defender

Arsenal are preparing a £32m bid for German defender Mats Hummels according to today’s reports from the Express. Manchester United were deemed favourites to secure the signing of Hummels after Louis Van Gaal revealed he is still looking to bolster his defensive options. However, speculation suggests that Arsenal are now the front runners to sign the Dortmund defender and it all …

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Oliver BainesArsenal Update – Gunners ready to launch £32m bid for German defender

Sheffield United ‘hold talks’ with rapist Ched Evans

Sheffield United manger Nigel Clough has answered questions from the media today about the future of convicted rapist and striker Ched Evans. Clough spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield that the club’s owners will make the final decision on whether they will re-sign the Welshman. Ched Evans was born in North Wales and had spells with Rhyl and Chester City before beginning …

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Gareth ThomasSheffield United ‘hold talks’ with rapist Ched Evans

Arsenal update – Croatian midfielder set for talks

Arsenal have been hit with a number of injury worries over the past few weeks, especially in the midfield with Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and Mesut Ozil some notable absences. Now it seems Arsene Wenger is set to act with the Daily Mail believing that young Croatian Marcelo Brozović is set for talks with the Gunners. 21-year-old Brozović currently plys his …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal update – Croatian midfielder set for talks

UEFA charge Serbia & Albania following ‘brawl’

UEFA have officially charged Serbia and Albania for a brawl that saw their Euro 2016 qualifying game abandoned last night. UEFA president Michel Platini has called the scenes “inexcusable” giving both FAs until 22 October to reply to the charges. The scores were at 0-0 and the clock had just passed 40 minutes into the game when flares were thrown onto …

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Gareth ThomasUEFA charge Serbia & Albania following ‘brawl’

Tottenham update – Young Croatian set for Spurs?

Tottenham Hotspur have been looking around world football to add to Mauricio Pochettino’s forward options but now it seems they have a target. TalkSport believe that Spurs will now bid for Fiorentina’s young Croatian Ante Rebić. Tottenham are rumoured to be ready to let £26m flop Roberto Soldado leave the club with Serie A and La Liga clubs both interested in …

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Gareth ThomasTottenham update – Young Croatian set for Spurs?

Suarez says he ‘led’ Liverpool’s title challenge

Former Liverpool’s forward Luis Suarez has said he led the club’s title challenge last season. The controversial Uruguayan is now a Barcelona player following his £65m summer move but he has been speaking about his former club with the Daily Mirror carrying the quotes. Suarez joined Liverpool in January 2011 for £22.8m from Dutch club Ajax and immediately became an …

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Gareth ThomasSuarez says he ‘led’ Liverpool’s title challenge

Chelsea update – Cech ready to leave Stamford Bridge?

Chelsea fans have been expecting news on Petr Cech’s future at the club ever since the Czech Republic international lost his place to Thibaut Courtois. The London Evening Standard report that Spanish giants Real Madrid are now waiting to pounce for the goalkeeping legend. Petr Cech is 32-years-old and joined Chelsea in the summer of 2004 from French club Rennes. He …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea update – Cech ready to leave Stamford Bridge?

Can Northern Ireland go all the way?

Northern Ireland shocked most of the footballing world after making it 3 wins out of 3 in their Euro 2016 Qualification. A 2-0 win over Greece who went through to the last 16 of the World Cup in Brazil this summer epitomises their successful campaign thus far. Boss Michael O’Neill praised his sides deadly striker, Kyle Lafferty for Northern Ireland’s …

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Oliver BainesCan Northern Ireland go all the way?

Newcastle’s Tim Krul injured on international duty

The curse of the international duty injury has struck Newcastle United after goalkeeper Tim Krul damaged elbow ligaments whilst away with the Netherlands. The Toon goalkeeper picked up the injury on Saturday whilst training with the Dutch squad according to BBC Sport. Without a league win this season, Pardew’s men will desperately miss the safe hands of Krul. Rob Elliott will …

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Oliver BainesNewcastle’s Tim Krul injured on international duty

France U21 celebration goes terribly wrong!

Last night, France took on Sweden in the U21 play-off match and it all looked to be going so well for Sweden who were 3-0 up in the game, however, a Layvin Kurzawa goal 6 mins before full-time was enough to see the French through on aggregate, or so they thought! That goal sparked a celebration from Kurzawa who went up into …

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Oliver BainesFrance U21 celebration goes terribly wrong!

Manchester City Update – Milner wanted in Serie A

Manchester City’s James Milner has been heavily linked with a move away from the Etihad despite being a regular in recent weeks for club and country. The versatile midfielder who can play in pretty much any position is said to be on the wishlist of Napoli manager, Rafa Benitez. Milner, 28, is a free-agent in the summer and could favour …

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Oliver BainesManchester City Update – Milner wanted in Serie A

United Update – Juventus preparing double United swoop

Italian giants, Juventus are preparing a double swoop for Manchester United duo, Juan Mata and Javier Hernandez according to the Express. Speculation insists that Mata doesn’t feature prominently in the plans of Louis Van Gaal who sees other players as better suited to his formation. Mata joined the Red Devils from Chelsea in January 2014 and enjoyed a decent start to his …

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Oliver BainesUnited Update – Juventus preparing double United swoop

Manchester United update – Strootman offered new deal

Manchester United will be disappointed to hear the news that Roma are set to offer their midfield star Kevin Strootman a new contract at the club. Reports in Italy highlight that Strootman’s deal could be worth as much as €1.7m-per-year to convince him to stay in Rome. The 24-year-old is currently returning from a serious knee injury that ended his campaign …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United update – Strootman offered new deal

Arsenal update – Another player added to injury list

Arsenal fans were dealt another blow today as it was reported that midfielder Tomas Rosicky is struggling with a muscle problem. The 34-year-old Czech Republic international has had a history of fitness problems throughout his career and stay in the UK. The attacking midfielder joined Arsenal in in May 2006 from German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund for whom he had …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal update – Another player added to injury list

Aston Villa update – Grealish signs new contract, Delph set to join him

Aston Villa have today officially announced that their young star Jack Grealish has signed a new contract with the club. The 19-year-old midfielder is a hot prospect in the Premier League and his new deal is 4-years-long. Jack Grealish is a boyhood Villa fan and graduate of the youth academy that he has been part of since 2001. He can …

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Gareth ThomasAston Villa update – Grealish signs new contract, Delph set to join him

The football writing ‘Oscars’ finalists announced

Everyone loves to trawl Twitter and Facebook for the best articles around about the great sport that we love, football! Well to acknowledge the best out there, The Football Blogging Awards was set up covering a number of categories like best new blog, best established blog, best football podcast, best video blog and best football forum to name a few. …

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Gareth ThomasThe football writing ‘Oscars’ finalists announced