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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Manchester City – Diego Simeone lined up as boss?

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44-year-old Altético Madrid manager Diego Simeone is one of the hottest properties in football at the moment as he led Atléti to the La Liga title last season as well as the Champions League final. Simeone is now being talked about by The Metro as a potential candidate to replace Manuel Pellegrini should the Chilean face the sack at Manchester City …

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Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale set to return for Liverpool

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Real Madrid’s Welsh sensation Gareth Bale is set to return to action with Premier League giants Liverpool in his sights. The Daily Express carry the quotes from Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti who confirms Gareth Bale is almost fully recovered from his muscular injury. Gareth Bale began his professional career with Southampton after progressing through their prestigious academy. He would move on to …

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Bayern Munich meet the Pope following 7-1 win!

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Bayern Munich were today rewarded for their phenomenal dismantling of AS Roma last night by meeting the Pope in the Italian capital. Bayern Munich tore apart Roma 7-1 away from home to send out a strong message to the rest of Europe whose attention may have previously been focused on Barcelona or Real Madrid. Pope Francis, known as the Bishop …

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Liverpool’s Gerrard may “regret” rejecting Real Madrid

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There is no doubt that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is something of a Premier League legend. The former England captain famously turned down Chelsea but he has also told a press conference he turned down an offer from Spanish giants Real Madrid. Liverpool face Real Madrid in the biggest game since their Champions League return tomorrow evening as the current …

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Champions League: Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool & Arsenal in action!

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The Champions League is back this week! Following the international break we saw a fantastic weekend in the Premier League but now comes the greatest club competition on the planet with match-day 3 of the UEFA Champions League. Let’s have a look at some of the games that face the British club’s representing the Premier League across Europe. CSKA Moscow …

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Real Madrid & Spanish legend off to the USA

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Real Madrid have had some of the greatest players of all time grace their hollowed Santiago Bernabéu, perhaps one of the biggest in terms of Spanish footballers was Raúl Gonzalez. Now it is believed by ESPN that the 37-year-old, who recently retired, is soon to join North American Soccer League (NASL) side New York Cosmos. Raúl was born in Madrid and …

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Injured Gareth Bale to miss Liverpool & Barcelona

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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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Man United flop David Moyes wants return to football

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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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Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck places a seed of doubt in haters heads

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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck last night placed a seed of doubt in haters heads after he bagged a Champions League hat-trick against Galatasaray. The former Manchester United striker has been burdened with criticism from fans as they insist that Welbeck simply does not score enough. To point the finger on a, still, very young player who is yet to be …

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Champions League preview: featuring Liverpool, Arsenal & Juventus

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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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From League One to the Champions League – Adam Lallana

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“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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Champions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

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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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Champions League review: featuring Chelsea & Manchester City

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The second day of Champions League action took part last night with Bayern Munich hosting Premier League champions Manchester City, Chelsea taking on the visiting Germans of Schalke, PSG travelling to Dutch giants Ajax whilst Barcelona welcomed Cypriots Apoel Nicosia. There were goals galore across Europe and plenty of drama so here is Brandish’s review of Wednesday night’s Champions League …

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Champions League preview: featuring Chelsea and Manchester City

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  Last night the Champions League of 2014/15 kicked off in style with Premier League clubs Liverpool and Arsenal in action. Tonight though, we have plenty more fixtures to look forward to as Manchester City travel to 2013 winners Bayern Munich, Chelsea host German side Schalke and Barcelona get ready for the visit of Cypriot team Apoel Nicosia. Here is …

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Champions League review: featuring Liverpool & Arsenal

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  Last night saw the opening fixture from the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League, as Liverpool made a return to the competition after five years and Arsenal travelled to Germany to face 2013 finalists Borussia Dortmund. Real Madrid also opened their Champions League title defence and last year’s runners up Atlético Madrid took a trip to Greece. Full Champions League results, …

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Champions League preview featuring Liverpool & Arsenal

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The Champions League is back!! Yes that’s right, tonight we welcome back the best club competition on this planet, the Champions League! Tuesday night sees Liverpool return after a 1,742 day exile from the competition as they face Bulgarian side Ludogorets. Arsenal will also travel to Germany to face a tough test against Borussia Dortmund and defending champions Real Madrid …

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Arsenal defensive woes ahead of Champions League clash

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has many defensive worries ahead of his sides Champions League clash away at Borussia Dortmund. Arsenal are without first choice right back, Mathieu Debuchy after he sustained a twisted ankle against Manchester City, an injury that will keep him out of action for up to 3 months. Meanwhile, Wenger also reported in his pre-match press conference …

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Dortmund’s Marco Reus out for a month

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Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfielder, Marco Reus is set to be sidelined for a month after suffering an ankle ligament injury in Germany’s 2-1 win over Scotland. The play-maker went down in injury-time and the doctors have diagnosed the injury has ligament strains and damage in the ankle. He is expected to be out of action for around four weeks, …

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Have Arsenal just thrown away a top 4 finish?

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Once again there are a number of deflated Arsenal fans this summer after a anti-climatic transfer deadline day thus far. A side who are in desperate need of at least a striker, early this afternoon suggested that they would not be participating in today’s transfer deadline day. A statement that shocked Gunners fans, have Arsenal and Arsene Wenger just thrown …

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