Manchester United – Gareth Bale rumours won’t disappear

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The most expensive move in the history of the sport of football happened last summer when winger Gareth Bale joined Spanish giants Real Madrid for a reported £100m. Now though, the Daily Star are one of a number of media outlets continuing to report that the Welsh wizard could be set to leave Santiago Bernabeu. Manchester United have been heavily …

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England manager Roy Hodgson fuming with the FA!

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England manager Roy Hodgson has admitted today that he is raging at the Football Association following the scheduling of the visit of the American football to Wembley Stadium. BBC Sport carry his quotes where he address concerns over the state of the pitch for their home Euro 2016 qualifier. Wembley Stadium, home of the England national team, cost over £700m …

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Wales – Near full strength squad for key Belgian tie named

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Wales manager Chris Coleman has named an almost full strength squad for the country’s vital Euro 2016 qualifying fixture against Belgium on 16 November. BBC Sport contains the details of the team announcement that features Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey, Liverpool’s Joe Allen and Real Madrid’s superstar Gareth Bale. Wales fans have the unusual situation of topping their qualification group heading into …

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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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Ireland hero John O’Shea signs new Sunderland deal

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Republic of Ireland earned a fantastic 1-1 draw with Germany during the international break and their goalscoring hero John O’Shea has signed a new contract with Sunderland till 2017. The former Manchester United defender was confirmed on Twitter as being given the new two-year-deal. John O’Shea is the Sunderland captain and the 33-year-old has played 97 Premier League games for …

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UEFA charge Serbia & Albania following ‘brawl’

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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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Arsenal update – Another player added to injury list

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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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Wales set for major Cyprus Euro 2016 showdown

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Wales are in action again tonight following an impressive 0-0 home draw with Bosnia & Herzegovina on Friday night. The Welsh though do have injuries to worry about with Jonny Williams adding to the list that now numbers 11 players who would otherwise be in the squad. Chris Coleman told the media his side is down to the “bare bones” …

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England canter to victory, Group E too easy?

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England were comfortable victors last night as they saw off part-timers San Marino 5-0 at Wembley. Phil Jagielka, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Andros Townsend all found the net for the Three Lions with and own goal making it 5. This now means England have 6 points from 6 in their Euro 2016 qualifiers so far and are marching on …

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Wales prepare for key qualifier despite injuries

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Chris Coleman’s Wales side will head out against Bosnia and Herzegovina tonight in one of the most anticipated games in the countries recent history. Over 31,000 fans are expected at Cardiff City Stadium but the national team have been dealt a number of injury blows before the tie. The lack of Arsenal’s impressive midfielder Aaron Ramsey is no doubt the …

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Rooney starts “players only meetings” for England

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New England captain, Wayne Rooney has revealed to BBC Sport that he has set up “players only meetings” for England as the players look to voice their opinions and have time to gel as a team. “We have had meetings among ourselves, just players in the rooms, watching videos and discussing how we can do better as a team,” Rooney, 28, said. …

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Ramsey injured on Wales duty

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Arsenal midfield and key player, Aaron Ramsey has picked up an awkward ankle injury whilst on international duty with Wales. There had been much dispute over the conditions of Andorra’s 3G pitch. Gareth Bale had said it was “the worst pitch I’ve ever played on” and it appears it may have been the cause of Ramsey’s knock. Wales manager Chris …

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Switzerland v England – Preview

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England face Switzerland in their opening game of the Euro 2016 qualification campaign tonight. Roy Hodgson’s side warmed up for the tie with a 1-0 win over Norway which was heavily criticised for its lack of entertainment in-front of a half-full Wembley. Switzerland will pose a tougher test for England with the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri who will look to …

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Andorra’s pitch cleared for Wales Euro kick-off

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Wales will be pleased to hear that plans for their qualifier with Andorra on 9 September can go ahead in the knowledge that the pitch has been cleared for competitive football. UEFA had previously been unhappy at the quality of the 3G surface which made the ball role too quickly. This afternoon though, the Football Association of Wales have tweeted …

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