Liverpool striker faces another injury setback

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Liverpool striker, Daniel Sturridge has suffered another hammer-blow to his return to fitness. The Liverpool and England striker has been sidelined since September and was due back in October, however, Sturridge picked up another knock which left him out until mid November. Once again, the former Chelsea striker has injured himself and this time a thigh strain in training will …

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Sunderland interested in Portuguese starlet

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Sunderland boss, Gus Poyet is reportedly tracking highly rated Portuguese starlet, Bruma according to the Northern Echo. Cesare Prandelli, Galatasaray’s coach has been told by higher authority that the club will only let Bruma leave if the Turkish side can recoup the the money in which they paid Sporting for him. Bruma, 20, is an exciting talent but has struggled to …

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Arsenal Update – Arsenal eyeing up Newcastle boy wonder

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Arsenal are reportedly keen on brining in England U20 international and Newcastle United boy wonder, Rolando Aarons. Aarons burst onto the scene at Newcastle this season and hasn’t looked back. His goal and assist for the Toon Army against Crystal Palace capped off a bright start to Aarons career at St James Park and is now beginning to turn heads …

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Madrid turn their attentions to Spurs stopper

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Yesterday, we reported that Manchester United keeper, David De Gea had cooled links with him joining Real Madrid after he insisted he feels “loved” at United. It appears that the Champions League winners, Madrid have taken that note on board and have swiftly turned their attentions towards Spurs keeper, Hugo Lloris. According to the Express, Madrid are now looking at the Frenchman …

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Remember that Arsenal penalty that went all wrong?

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Remember back in 2005 when Arsenal faced Manchester City in the Premier League and the Gunners attempted that cheeky penalty stunt featuring Pires and Henry? Well, it has been mastered, in South Korea. South Korean K-League champions Jeonbuk Motors secured a 1-0 win over Pohang Steelers after converting the choreographed penalty.  Leonardo stepped up for the penalty but instead of …

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Manchester United – No new signings expected in January

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Manchester United fans will be disappointed to hear the news today that according to BBC Sport, no new signings are expected in the January transfer window. This comes despite a major injury crisis at Old Trafford with Louis Van Gaal acknowledging the need for new bodies. The club’s Vice-Chairman, Ed Woodward has ruled out any “short-term fixes” saying the Red …

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Liverpool – Glen Johnson to get a new deal, does he deserve it?

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Liverpool are reportedly set to offer their under-first right-back Glen Johnson a new deal, that is according to the Daily Mirror. Glen Johnson is currently earning around £120,000-per-week but now the new contract is 2-years long and will only be valuing Johnson at £60,000-per-week. Glen Johnson was born in London and became part of West Ham United’s prestigious academy in …

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Crystal Palace & Sunderland hunt Senegal midfielder

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Premier League clubs will begin compiling their shopping list for the January sales with Scouts being sent across the globe in a hope of improving their squad. Crystal Palace have 9 points so far this season and are in 17th whilst Sunderland have 12 points and sit in 14th so both will be hoping for a number of strong additions. …

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Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool, Chelsea or Tottenham?

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Bayern Munich’s 5ft 6 1/2in winger Xherdan Shaqiri has been linked to the Premier League heavily over the past few months and now it is understood by the Daily Star that either Chelsea, Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur are his potential destinations in January. Shaqiri joined FC Basel in 2001 and worked through the Swiss club’s youth academy before reaching the …

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Arsenal update – Competition for midfield target intensifies

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Arsenal are set to be busy in the January transfer window if the rumours are to be believed. Arsene Wenger’s midfield needs bolstering and the Daily Express understand their hunt for Grzegorz Krychowiak is now under treat from new Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini. Arsenal look like they may have missed out on Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira after their summer move …

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Manchester United Update – De Gea responds to Real Madrid rumours

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Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea says he is fully aware of the rumours linking him with a move to Spanish giants, Real Madrid. A player who struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League initially, De Gea was regarded as a huge flop and was feeling the weight of expectation from the Old Trafford faithful. However, De Gea …

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Liverpool Update – Reds after Marseille striker

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Liverpool’s goal shy strikers may be given a helping hand in January as the Reds are said to be tracking the progress of Frenchman, Andre-Pierre Gignac. The Marseille striker has been on scintillating form for the French outfit this season with 10 goals in his last 13 Ligue 1 appearances. A striker who is full of confidence, something that Liverpool …

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Arsenal Update – Arsenal looking at defensive midfielder

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Arsenal are reportedly looking at Croatian midfielder, Marcelo Brozovic according to the Mirror. The Dinamo Zagreb midfielder who is just 21-years-old has mightily impressed the likes of Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger and it appears that the Gunners are seriously considering placing a £5m bid in for the Croat. A number of Italian and German clubs are also rumoured to be interested in …

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Spurs to snap up Saints head of recruitment

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The transfer window may not be open again until January, but have Spurs pulled off one of the best signings today? Southampton’s head of recruitment, Paul Mitchell has been snapped up for Tottenham after they saw the fine work he’s done at St Mary’s. After Gareth Bale was sold to Real Madrid, Spurs went trigger happy and began snapping up …

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Ricky Van Wolfswinkel hoping to stay on at St Etienne

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Norwich City’s record signing, Ricky Van Wolfswinkel has hinted that he may stay in France with St Etienne. The striker joined Norwich City last summer for a fee of around £7.5m, but with the weight of Norfolk upon the Dutchman’s shoulders, Van Wolfswinkel was burdened with expectation and struggled to adapt to life in Norwich. 1 goal all season for …

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Manchester United – Di Maria to leave Old Trafford?!

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Manchester United pulled off a phenomenal move when they signed Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid this summer for almost £60m. The club record signing has started life in England strongly but stoked the fire about a move to PSG with quotes carried by the Daily Star. PSG were heavily linked to the signature of Di Maria who fell out …

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Southampton to win Bruno Martins Indi race?

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Southampton’s squad was decimated in the summer transfer window as manager Mauricio Pochettino left to join Tottenham Hotspur, previous stars Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren moved to Liverpool, Luke Shaw signed for Manchester United and Calum Chambers switched to Arsenal. The Saints took £98m through the summer sales and The Sun believe new boss Ronald Koeman will seek …

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Liverpool – Could Gerrard be off to Inter Milan?!

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Inter Milan fans were delighted when Roberto Mancini was unveiled as the club’s manager for a second time on Friday 14 November. Mancini took charge of 226 games at the helm of Nerazzurri between July 2004 and May 2008 winning 3 Serie A titles along the way. Now the speculation begins as to who Mancini will seek out to improve …

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The Football History Boys win "Best New Blog"

Football Blogging Awards results announced!

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On Thursday 13 November, hundreds of fans, bloggers and journalists headed to Manchester’s National Football Museum to take in the 2014 Football Blogging Awards. The annual event honours football writers from across the globe in 11 different categories meaning 110 sites in total were up for recognition. The Football Blogging Awards have grown from something small started by founder Anthony …

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Tottenham Hotspur – Pochettino hunting Colombian striker

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Tottenham Hotspur’s season hasn’t exactly gone to plan so far, the North Londoners lying in 12th in the Premier League with just 14 points from their first 11 games. The Daily Mirror report that the lack of goals could be filled by Colombian striker Teofilo Gutierrez who currently plays in South America. Gutierrez is 29-years-old and began his career at Barranquilla …

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