Adel Taarabt hits back at Redknapp claims over weight issue

QPR play-maker Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp after his remarks on Taarabt’s fitness to the media. Redknapp claimed that Taarabt was “three stone over weight”, something that Taarabt has hit back at after talking to BBC Sport. “It’s not true to say I’m not fit. He tried to give an excuse. I was desperate to play before the game. I …

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Oliver BainesAdel Taarabt hits back at Redknapp claims over weight issue

Man United, Chelsea & Arsenal all want Khedira

There is set to be a Premier League battle for the signature of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira according to the Daily Star. The 27-year-old is out of contract with the Spanish giants next summer and now it becomes a question of who can offer him the best deal. Sami Khedira joined Real Madrid from his hometown club Stuttgart in …

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Gareth ThomasMan United, Chelsea & Arsenal all want Khedira

Injured Gareth Bale to miss Liverpool & Barcelona

Real Madrid have been dealt a heavy blow this week as Welshman Gareth Bale is ruled out for the Liverpool Champions League tie on Wednesday. Sky Sports also report that he could be set to miss next weekend’s El Clasico showdown with Barcelona too. Gareth Bale, 25-years-0ld, joined Real Madrid last summer from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record fee …

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Gareth ThomasInjured Gareth Bale to miss Liverpool & Barcelona

Sunderland’s Mannone wants to refund fans following thumping

Sunderland were roundly humiliated on the weekend as 2500 fans made the 750 mile journey to Southampton. Those hardy North-East supporters saw their side pummelled 8-0 as manager Gus Poyet called it the “most embarrassing” of his career. Now BBC Sport report that Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone, who picked the ball out of his net a staggering 8 times, wants …

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Gareth ThomasSunderland’s Mannone wants to refund fans following thumping

Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger shameful media treatment

Arsene Wenger’s tough start to the season continued this weekend as Danny Welbeck’s injury time equaliser could only rescue a point at home to Hull City. The Frenchman then took to the media in an uncomfortable interview with the BBC’s Jacqui Oatley. Arsenal led in the match after just 13 minutes as Alexis Sanchez netted but 4 minutes later Hull …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal’s Arsene Wenger shameful media treatment

Birmingham City part company with Lee Clark

Birmingham City have today announced that manager Lee Clark and his assistant Steve Watson have been sacked with immediate effect. The 41-year-old Geordie has been at the club since June 2012 but now leaves Birmingham with the club languishing in 21st place in the Championship. Clark started his career in football as a midfielder and played for Newcastle, Sunderland and …

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Gareth ThomasBirmingham City part company with Lee Clark

Liverpool Update – Reds ready to snap up Ghanaian superstar

Liverpool’s issues in defence seem to be more and more prominent after QPR gave the Reds a run for their money in yesterday’s encounter. However, despite their frailties at the back, Rodgers seems to wanting to add more quality in his goalscoring positions. With Daniel Sturridge out with another set-back from injury and Mario Balotelli finding life tough in Merseyside, …

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Oliver BainesLiverpool Update – Reds ready to snap up Ghanaian superstar

Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski linked with rivals Spurs.

Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski has been linked with a move away from the Emirates after failing to secure a first team spot with Arsenal. However, wanting to stay in the Premier League, much speculation has surrounded the German and there is suggestion that Spurs are prepared to launch a bid for the former Cologne striker. However, with the news of rumours …

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Oliver BainesArsenal’s Lukas Podolski linked with rivals Spurs.

New Bolton boss hoping to reunite with former Celtic star

New Bolton Wanderers boss, Neil Lennon is said to be keen to reunite himself with former Celtic star, Gary Hooper according to the Bolton News.. Hooper was Celtic’s main striker when Lennon was in charge of the Scottish Champions, but Hooper then moved to Norwich City last season for £5m. Restricted to just 2 appearances this season because of a …

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Oliver BainesNew Bolton boss hoping to reunite with former Celtic star

Have Dundee performed the best goal celebration ever?

Dundee have obviously been keeping up with the latest social media craze after their recent goal celebration against Motherwell. The internet has been inundated with WWE wrestler, Randy Orton’s infamous RKO signature move of late and Dundee pair, Gary Harkins and Jim McAlister have joined the bandwagon. Harkins scored against Motherwell to the delight of the away fans and they were …

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Oliver BainesHave Dundee performed the best goal celebration ever?

QPR starlet will not be selected and here is why…

QPR boss Harry Redknapp has issued that Rangers starlet, Adel Taarabt will not play any football for his team until he looses weight and starts training properly. The Moroccan international has not played since August and Redknapp claims that the 25-year-old is unfit. Speaking to BBC Sport, Redknapp insisted that Taarabt is about 3 stone overweight and needs to shift the …

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Oliver BainesQPR starlet will not be selected and here is why…

Liverpool update – Lavezzi could sign in January

Liverpool haven’t exactly had the start to the season many fans hoped for following the impressive 2nd place finish of the 2013/14 campaign. The Daily Express are now one of a number of media outlets linking the Anfield club to PSG’s forward Ezequiel Lavezzi as a means to bolster their squad. Brendan Rodgers splashed £16m on maverick Italian striker Mario …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool update – Lavezzi could sign in January

Man United flop David Moyes wants return to football

Everyone apart from Manchester United fans seemed to enjoy the clubs failings last season. However for David Moyes, who was anointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s ‘Chosen One’, it was a torrid and punishing time. Now he has told BBC Sport that he is ready to return to football and rebuild his torn reputation. 51-year-old Scotsman David Moyes took the reigns at …

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Gareth ThomasMan United flop David Moyes wants return to football

Chelsea – Diego Costa turns down offer of extra rest

Chelsea’s star striker Diego Costa has apparently turned down manager José Mourinho’s offer of an extra two days rest after the international break. Get West London report that Chelsea were set to give Costa time to look after a niggling hamstring problem but he turned up to training to prove his fitness. José Mourinho confirmed that he gave Cesc Fabregas, Diego …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea – Diego Costa turns down offer of extra rest

Arsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain would play for England U21s

Yesterday we brought you the news that Everton boss Roberto Martinez had told England Under-21s to avoid picking his midfielder Ross Barkley in the European Under-21s Championships next summer. Now, according to The Times, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has declared himself interested in representing his country at that level. Debate is already beginning as to whether England U21 coach Gareth Southgate should …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain would play for England U21s

Manchester United – Vidal subject to big bidding war

Manchester United’s ploy to sign Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has been dealt a blow as the Italian giants look to cash in on a bidding war. The Daily Express understand that the price being asked is now upwards on £48m for the 27-year-old. Manchester United and Louis Van Gaal spent most of the summer trying to convince Juventus’ Arturo Vidal to …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United – Vidal subject to big bidding war

Man Utd & Arsenal – Vlaar will cost at least £12m

Manchester United and Arsenal will fight it out for the services of Aston Villa centre-back Ron Vlaar in January. The Daily Express report that the Netherlands defender has had a minimum price tag of £12m slapped on his head as Villa seek to offer him a new contract. Ron Vlaar, 29-years-old, has recently become hot property following a very impressive showing …

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Gareth ThomasMan Utd & Arsenal – Vlaar will cost at least £12m

“Sterling should be commended” – Michael Owen

Raheem Sterling’s, “I’m tired” claim, seems to be running its course. With a mixture of feelings towards the teenagers comments, former England striker, Michael Owen has had his say on the subject. Speaking to BBC Sport, Owen said, “Maybe he was being honest, thinking he was a little more tired than he was but still wanting to play,” said Owen, “If he …

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Oliver Baines“Sterling should be commended” – Michael Owen

Ched Evans released from prison

Former Sheffield United footballer, Ched Evans has been released from prison after serving half of his 5 years sentence according to BBC Sport. The 25-year-old was found guilty of rape back in April 2012 and was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment. However, Evans has been released from his sentence early and is now pondering whether to get back into football. Sheffield …

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Oliver BainesChed Evans released from prison

Manchester United Update – United look to re-sign Shawcross

Manchester United are turning their attentions towards former youth prodigy, Ryan Shawcross according to the Daily Star. Shawcross was part of the United set up as a youth player, but made his switch to Stoke permanent after a successful loan period with the Potters. Now, Louis Van Gaal and United are considering the possibility of brining back the English defender in …

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Oliver BainesManchester United Update – United look to re-sign Shawcross