Champions League preview: featuring Liverpool, Arsenal & Juventus

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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Gareth ThomasChampions League preview: featuring Liverpool, Arsenal & Juventus

Hull Tigers? The appeal against the FA begins!

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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Gareth ThomasHull Tigers? The appeal against the FA begins!

Moyes the favourite to replace teetering Pardew

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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Gareth ThomasMoyes the favourite to replace teetering Pardew

Liverpool close in on hot prospect Dele Alli

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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Gareth ThomasLiverpool close in on hot prospect Dele Alli

Sami Khedira still linked with Premier League switch

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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Gareth ThomasSami Khedira still linked with Premier League switch

Champions League goal of the night – Barcelona

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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Oliver BainesChampions League goal of the night – Barcelona
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From League One to the Champions League – Adam Lallana

“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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Oliver BainesFrom League One to the Champions League – Adam Lallana

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

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

Manchester United ready to launch double Juventus bid

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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Oliver BainesManchester United ready to launch double Juventus bid

Sturridge not to feature for England this month

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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Oliver BainesSturridge not to feature for England this month

Newcastle’s Alan Pardew set for stay of execution

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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Gareth ThomasNewcastle’s Alan Pardew set for stay of execution

Champions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

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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Gareth ThomasChampions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

Fellaini set for Everton return in Coleman swap deal?

When Manchester United signed Marouane Fellaini from Everton last summer for a fee of £27.5m, many saw this as paying over the odds. Now CaughtOffside.com believe the Goodison Park favourite could be set for a return to Merseyside in a swap deal for Seamus Coleman. It is understood that Everton would be willing to accept a cash plus Fellaini deal for their …

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Gareth ThomasFellaini set for Everton return in Coleman swap deal?

Tottenham tempted by Sampdoria’s Gabbiadini

Tottenham Hotspur are today being linked with a January move for Sampdoria’s Italian international Manolo Gabbiadini. The London Evening Standard understand that scouts for Spurs were in Italy watching the forward recently. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to fight off a number of British clubs as well as Spanish title holders Atlético Madrid for the signature of Gabbiadini who has …

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Gareth ThomasTottenham tempted by Sampdoria’s Gabbiadini

Chelsea want Brazilian youngster Anderson Talisca

Chelsea are rumoured to be chasing young Brazilian attacking-midfielder Anderson Talisca from Benfica. The Daily Star believe Chelsea could return to do business with the Portuguese club from whom they purchased David Luiz and Nemanja Matic. The 6ft 2in, 20-year-old Talisca only joined Benfica this summer from Brazilian club Bahia where he had made 30 first team appearances. He had been …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea want Brazilian youngster Anderson Talisca

Ander Herrera adds to Man United injury crisis

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal will be frustrated once again as Ander Herrera is added to his injury list. The club tweeted how Herrera fractured a rib against West Ham United on the weekend and now he will be missing over the next few weeks. Ander Herrera was substituted after 74 minutes during Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham …

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Gareth ThomasAnder Herrera adds to Man United injury crisis

Ronaldo to return to Manchester United in January?

Is Cristiano Ronaldo set to make a return to Manchester United in January? No, that is the answer according to Sky Sports Spanish football expert, Guillem Balague. The Spaniard said, “It is quite clear that Manchester United are letting all this continue because they are interested in Cristiano Ronaldo.” “Cristiano Ronaldo dreams and would like to go back to Manchester United. It’s …

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Oliver BainesRonaldo to return to Manchester United in January?

Manchester United’s Di Maria set to return to Argentina one day

Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has vowed to return to his home nation one day before ending his footballing career and has said he would like to play for former club Rosario Central. “As for anyone it was a dream for me to come to Europe,” Di Maria told Sky Sports “But it will also be a dream to play …

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Oliver BainesManchester United’s Di Maria set to return to Argentina one day

Former player and Liverpool hero has his say on Mignolet

Former Liverpool defender and hero Jamie Carragher has had his say on the hot topic of Liverpool’s goalkeeping situation. Carragher revealed to Sky Sports that he thinks Mignolet needs to be making big saves this season, “I think the best goalkeepers who win big trophies make big saves at big moments. That was a big moment. It’s not a massive mistake, …

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Oliver BainesFormer player and Liverpool hero has his say on Mignolet

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew set for showdown talks with Mike Ashley

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects to have serious showdown talks with owner Mike Ashley over his future in the coming days. The meeting comes in the light of Newcastle’s recent performances in the past weeks and yesterdays 1-0 defeat at the hands of Stoke City may have sent Ashley over the edge. “We’ll have some serious conversations because he doesn’t …

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Oliver BainesNewcastle boss Alan Pardew set for showdown talks with Mike Ashley