Liverpool, United & Arsenal ready to battle it out for World Cup sensation

The Daily Star today has reported that Premier League trio: Liverpool, United & Arsenal are ready to battle it out for World Cup sensation and Colombia star, Juan Cuadrado. The 26-year-old has been a vital cog in the Colombian side who have taken this World Cup by storm and have impressed everyone as they reached the last 8. Whilst James Rodriguez …

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Oliver BainesLiverpool, United & Arsenal ready to battle it out for World Cup sensation

Would Man United be doing Arsenal a favour in bidding for Fabregas?

There’s a lot of talk this morning suggesting that David Moyes is mulling over a move for Barcelona’s Cecs Fabregas. So how might this be good news for Arsenal? Well the theory runs like this. At the moment, in spite of the arrival of Neymar, Fabregas is committed to staying in Barcelona and battling it out for a first team …

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AshleyWould Man United be doing Arsenal a favour in bidding for Fabregas?

Rooney – Arsenal ready to pounce if he decides to leave United

Monday is set to be a big day for one Wayne Rooney. For that’s the day the England striker will meet his current boss, David Moyes,  to discuss his future. If they do decide to part company then the Daily Star reports that Arsenal are ready with a package to tempt the player to north London. The paper says The …

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AshleyRooney – Arsenal ready to pounce if he decides to leave United

Arsenal update: Higuain and Nani looking good, Payet on radar

After a quite few days there’s bit of an avalanche of Arsenal related news this morning most of which revolves around Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain. After it seemed as if Juve were odds on to land the striker Arsenal now appear to have assumed pole position with several papers suggesting that the club have tabled a £20 million bid which …

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AshleyArsenal update: Higuain and Nani looking good, Payet on radar

Is Fellaini the new Zaha? The next player Arsenal are going to miss out on?

So Marouane Fellaini is apparently keen to move to Arsenal, but it hasn’t happened yet because Arsene Wenger is reportedly reluctant to trigger his £23million release clause. So says the Metro this morning, which also adds The Gunners have been strongly tipped to make a move for the Belgian international, but Goodison Park sources claim no inquiry has yet been …

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AshleyIs Fellaini the new Zaha? The next player Arsenal are going to miss out on?
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Spoof alert – ‘Man Utd ‘Confirm’ Robert Lewandowski signing on club website,’ yeah right!

So Man United are very close to signing Borussia Dortmund’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski? In fact they apparently trailed the news on their website earlier on today. The post didn’t escape the eagle eye of who ate all the pies readers who took this screen grab. Weirdly the post was pulled not long after. Well that’s the story, but it …

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AshleySpoof alert – ‘Man Utd ‘Confirm’ Robert Lewandowski signing on club website,’ yeah right!

Arsenal update: Fellaini talks, Grenier news incoming, but not yet.

After a flurry of activity it seems to have gone a bit quiet on the Marouane Fellaini to Arsenal front. Goal has a theory why. It says that… The north Londoners are now waiting for Everton to make the Belgium international available for talks in order to begin negotiating terms. Even if Fellaini agrees a package with Arsenal, the club …

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AshleyArsenal update: Fellaini talks, Grenier news incoming, but not yet.

Cesc Fabregas – the approach from Arsenal and an update from Spain

Catalan paper Mundo Deportivo has a lengthy story on the future of Cesc Fabregas today and fortunately for us non-Catalan speakers much of it has been paraphrased here on Sportwitness. Several key things emerge. Firstly that it does seem that both Man United and Arsenal have made an approach for the player, but they were just tentative inquiries. Given Cecs’s …

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AshleyCesc Fabregas – the approach from Arsenal and an update from Spain

Moyes is serious about Fabregas. Are Arsenal and Wenger too?

In what could be a nightmare scenario for Arsenal fans it appears that David Moyes has made Cesc Fabregas his number one target. According to The Daily Mail Moyes ‘has targeted midfield as the area in greatest need of strengthening and that Fabregas is one of his prime targets, following an initial meeting to discuss potential acquisitions for this summer.’ …

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AshleyMoyes is serious about Fabregas. Are Arsenal and Wenger too?

Review of the Premiership season pt 1: Man United and Man City (could do better!)

Simon Poulter of What Would David Bowie Do? rounds up the season So that’s it. Done until August. Or July. Or the end of June, depending on where your club sits geographically or hierarchically. The 2012-2013 football season is, more or less, over, bar a Champions League Final at Wembley between two German teams (so twice as guaranteed to end …

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AshleyReview of the Premiership season pt 1: Man United and Man City (could do better!)

Gervinho, Walcott, Podolski – who should start upfront for Arsenal today?

With all the talk about Robin van Persie, this would have been a perfect opportunity for his successor at Arsenal, Olivier Giroud, to prove he’s been a decent replacement in his first Premier League campaign. Giroud has been unable to match Van Persie’s goalscoring tally, but his all-round play has been decent. Giroud’s red card for a clumsy tackle at …

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AshleyGervinho, Walcott, Podolski – who should start upfront for Arsenal today?

Could Fergie drop RVP for the Arsenal game?

Is there any need for Robin van Persie to start at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon? Manchester United’s number 20 scored the excellent hat-trick that sealed the club’s 20th league title on Monday night against Aston Villa, and might be given a guard of honour by the Arsenal team that sold him last summer. But Van Persie still has an …

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AshleyCould Fergie drop RVP for the Arsenal game?

Now it is rumoured that Arsenal players don’t want the guard of honour

I wrote yesterday about how Arsenal fans need to get over it and give Manchester United, and their old pal Robin Van Persie, the guard of honour on Sunday. Now in a classic piece of mischief making the Daily Mail is reporting that some of the players aren’t took keen on saluting their former team mate. The paper says Reluctant …

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AshleyNow it is rumoured that Arsenal players don’t want the guard of honour

Should Man United fans be worried about RVP’s goal drought? 1 goal in 13 games…

There is one certainty in football this season and that is that Robin Van Persie will score for Man United when they visit The Emirates on Sunday April 28th. If his current form is any barometer too it will be the Dutchman’s second league goal in 15 games. For after a blistering start to the season Van Persie has struggled …

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AshleyShould Man United fans be worried about RVP’s goal drought? 1 goal in 13 games…

Breaking: Ferguson says Rooney will stay at United

No great surprise this – given that there are very few clubs who could afford him – but Sir Alex Ferguson has reiterated that Wayne Rooney will be an Man United player next season. Fergie told the BBC “He’ll be here next year.You can have my word on that.” The Man United manager added “There is no issue between myself …

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AshleyBreaking: Ferguson says Rooney will stay at United

RVP’s goal drought – now as bad as Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud

The clamouring for Arsenal to sign a striker continues with fans desperate to see someone pull on a Gunners shirt who is clinical, predatory and consistent. Three words that can’t really describe the current incumbent Olivier Giourd. Giroud has impressed in flashes this season, but for me he doesn’t get in enough goal scoring positions and never ever puts away …

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AshleyRVP’s goal drought – now as bad as Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud

Jose Mourinho could be Chelsea manager this month if Man United win tonight

Some fantastic mischief making from The Daily Star which has today run the story that Chelsea’s favourite son, Jose Mourinho, will be back running the Blues this month if Man United knock Real Madrid out of the Champions League tonight. It is no secret that the ex-Blues man is unhappy at the Bernabeu and is angling for a return to …

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AshleyJose Mourinho could be Chelsea manager this month if Man United win tonight
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Why Chelsea have the best celebrity fans – but Arsenal get the Hollywood A List

Simon Poulter of the always excellent What Would David Bowie Do? on football’s oddest celebrity fans – not that Noel is odd… Good Evening…er….Molineux Shortly before referee Massimo Busacca got the final Group B match of the 2006 World Cup underway – pitching Sweden against Sven Goran Eriksson’s England – I suddenly became aware of having my photograph taken. Quite …

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AshleyWhy Chelsea have the best celebrity fans – but Arsenal get the Hollywood A List
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The World’s priciest mobile phone, Valentine’s Day disasters and Football’s top 12 romances

Top stories from Brandish and our pals The Clash’s incredible 1979 New York shows and the story behind that pic The best Valentine’s Day disasters – punch ups, murder and Spaghetti attacks The mobile phone that costs £7,000 – and it isn’t even 4G Football’s 12 top romances – John and Frank, Ronaldo and himself and more 10 conclusions – …

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AshleyThe World’s priciest mobile phone, Valentine’s Day disasters and Football’s top 12 romances
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Where is Robert Lewandowski going? Bayern Munich? Man United?

They have Rooney, Hernandez, Wellbeck and some Dutch fella. You would have thought that the last thing that Man United needed in the summer was a striker. However during the winter transfer window there were plenty of rumours that United had already done a deal to sign Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund. The story is back in the news again …

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AshleyWhere is Robert Lewandowski going? Bayern Munich? Man United?