Gestede – £6m too much for Premier League teams?

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Blackburn Rovers have no intention of selling one of their best players this January and have slapped a £6m valuation on Benin international Rudy Gestede. According to Sky Sports, the forward is far from happy at being priced out of the market. Rudy Gestede is 26-years-old and began his youth career with Metz in France. After graduating the academy he …

Left in Limbo: FIFA block move for Hatem Ben Arfa

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Former Newcastle United winger, Hatem Ben Arfa has been left in a state of limbo by FIFA after they blocked the Frenchman’s move to Nice, reports from BBC Sport can confirm. The 27-year-old had agreed to join the French club on an 18-month-contract after seeing his contract with Newcastle terminated by mutual consent. Ben Arfa was previously on loan at …

Dawson set to be out for weeks

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Hull City will be without key defender, Michael Dawson in the busy Christmas period after the defender has picked up a hamstring tear according to BBC Sport. Ruled out for at least 3 weeks, Hull City will bemoan the injury in the busiest period of the season. Currently slumping down the table, will Hulll be able to cope without Dawson? “It …

Ben Arfa to leave Hull

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Hull City loanee, Hatem Ben Arfa is set to leave the Tigers earlier than anticipated after Hull boss, Steve Bruce has revealed he wants to cut his loan. Speaking to BBC Sport Bruce said: “Sometimes transfers don’t work, especially with a loan deal.” Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has said Ben Arfa will not be returning to St James’ Park. A player who …

Who is first in the Christmas sack race? Which managers are under threat?

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This Premier League campaign is unlike most others because thus far, no top flight manager has received the sack. However the Christmas period is the traditional time when managers get the boot and clubs seek new direction or a turn around in fortunes. Santa will be bringing children presents across the UK come 25 December but will he be bringing …

Hull City looking to add another Spurs player to their ranks

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Hull City have been growing a Tottenham Hotspurs contingent in their ranks since the arrival of Steve Bruce. Hull have snapped up former Spurs stars, Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore and Michael Dawson. Now they are turning their attentions to another Spurs star, Aaron Lennon. The nippy winger has been in and out of the side of late with the likes …

Arsenal and Manchester United after Hull City prodigy

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Arsenal and Manchester are both said to be tracking the progress of Scottish defender, Andrew Robertson. The full back made just 8 starts at Dundee United before his potential was realised by Premier League outfit, Hull City. Robertson cost a pittance at just under £3m but his current value will have rocketed after some outstanding performances for club and country. …

Tom Ince – The teenage prodigy, now flop set for Notts Forest?

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Tom Ince… What can be said? Daddies boy? Full of potential? A major flop? Well maybe all three count? Son of the famous Paul Ince, Tom was offered a chance to play regular Premier League football with Cardiff City in the summer of 2013 but turned them down as he was awaiting a Liverpool move. This summer he turned down …

Hatem Ben Arfa: “I will be released” by Newcastle

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Hull City’s on loan winger Hatem Ben Arfa says he knows that his parent club Newcastle will release him at the end of this season so he has to prove himself. Inside Futbol carry the quotes from the 27-year-old Frenchman. Ben Arfa started his professional career with French giants Lyon in 2002 and was quickly labelled as a hot prospect for …

Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger shameful media treatment

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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 …

Hull Tigers? The appeal against the FA begins!

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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 …

Premier League preview: Featuring Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal

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After the distraction of the Capital One Cup mid-week, the Premier League returns this weekend! We have some phenomenal ties ahead including the Merseyside Derby at Anfield and the North-London Derby at the Emirates Stadium. Not only that but Manchester United host West Ham United who will fancy their chances and third placed Aston Villa travel to pacesetters Chelsea on …

Premier League preview: featuring Man City v Chelsea

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The Premier League is back following our midweek action in the Champions League and Europa League. Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from a resounding defeat in Germany to Borussia Dortmund as they face Aston Villa away, Saturday may be Alan Pardew’s last game in charge of Newcastle as they take on Hull City, Leicester host Manchester United whilst …

WATCH – Has Valencia scored the goal of the season already?

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Has Enner Valencia already scored one of the goals of the season? The Ecuadorian striker was making his  full debut for West Ham United in last nights clash against Hull City, a game which ended 2-2. A tie that was inundated with excitement, goals, chances, goal-line clearances and more; it was capped off by this scintillating strike from Valencia who …

Hull City put up for sale by owner

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Hull City have been put up for sale by their owner following the controversial name change row. The Egyptian-born businessman announced a name change plan in November 2013 this led to protests from fans since and a rejection by the FA. Assem Allam has been in charge of the Tigers since December 2010 and has invested heavily in bringing the club …

“I should have left West Ham a long time ago” – Diame

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Former West Ham midfielder Mo Diame has come out an expressed his relief at securing his move away from Upton Park after talking to Sky Sports. Diame was seen as one of West Hams best players whilst at Upton Park and as speculation surrounded his name, it seemed that Diame had his hart set on an exit from London. “At West …