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Messi Reveals Which Part Of His Game Needs Improving

Lionel Messi is for many the greatest footballer to have ever lived, however even for a player of his talent and experience there are still skills which can be improved upon – or so says the man himself.  In 2017 alone, Messi netted 50 goals and made 16 assists, cementing his place amongst the game’s elite yet again. And even …

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Watch: Taylor Denied Fairytale Finish As Rob Cross Puts On Exhibition

Rob Cross is the new World Darts Champion after defeating Phil Taylor in the 57-year-old’s final match.  Taylor was on course to finish what has been an incredible career in style heading into the final, however the debutant stole the show. A barnstorming start put him in an excellent position. Racing into a three-set lead, it wasn’t until the fourth when Taylor …

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Manchester United Boosted By News On Romelu Lukaku Head Injury

Manchester United have been boosted by news regarding Romelu Lukaku’s head injury, which he suffered recently against Southampton.  The Belgium international went to ground in the ninth minute of Saturday’s game following a clash of heads with Wesley Hoedt. Following the collision, Lukaku was stretchered off while receiving oxygen. However, the impact of the injury appears to be much less severe than …

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Watch: Pep Guardiola Puts Early Estimate On Jesus Recovery Time

Manchester City will have been disappointed to drop two points against Crystal Palace on Sunday and end their winning streak but what will likely worry City more are injuries to two key players, Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus.  The Eagles were able to stop the Etihad club in their pursuit of 19 straight league wins in what was a physical …

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Ashley Young Charged With Violent Conduct By The FA

Manchester United’s Ashley Young has been charged with violent conduct by the FA.  Following a review of an alleged elbow in the direction of Southampton’s Dusan Tadic during their Premier League clash on Saturday a decision has been made to hand the Englishman a three-match ban. This means he will miss crucial clashes against Everton on New Year’s Day followed by …

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Extent Of Jordan Henderson’s Hamstring Injury Revealed

Liverpool have suffered an injury blow with the news that Jordan Henderson is to be ruled out of action until at least the beginning of February.  The Reds skipper was diagnosed with a grade two hamstring tear, which takes at least four weeks to heal, according to the Daily Mail.  While the injury hampered Liverpool’s efforts against Arsenal in the …

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Ex-Celtic Scout Explains Why Liverpool Have Got A Future Club ‘Great’ In Van Dijk

On Wednesday Liverpool agreed a £75 million fee with Southampton for centre-back Virgil van Dijk, making him the club’s most expensive signing ever.  The defender will be a welcome addition at Anfield given the club’s propensity for giving up leads too easily this season. Only last week a two-goal lead versus Arsenal was thrown away in less than five minutes. While …

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Kane On The Verge Of Breaking Incredible Premier League Goalscoring Record

Tottenham’s Harry Kane could break a long-standing Premier League record this afternoon when his side take on Southampton in the early kick-off at Wembley.  The England international has started this season on fire with 15 top flight goals in just 21 games while he’s also netted six in the Champions League. Even though Spurs’ Premier League position of fifth is …

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Manchester City Set To Fork Out £60m For Southampton’s Van Dijk

Manchester City are edging ever closer to agreeing a fee for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.  Having been so closely linked with Liverpool over the summer, his name has also been placed alongside Chelsea and even Barcelona, however the unbeatable City could be about to get their man. According to The Telegraph, the defender is Pep Guardiola’s ‘priority’ in the January …

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Gerrard Gives Eye-Opening Insight Into Just How Difficult It Is For Young Players To Break Through

Steven Gerrard is quietly honing his craft as manager of Liverpool’s under-18s at present, a make-or-break age group.  As a player he won the FA Cup (twice), the Champions League and UEFA Cup while staying loyal to the Reds for his entire career. There’s no doubt, then, that the little nuggets of information he can pass onto the next generation will …

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Three Recent Ireland Call-Ups Who Should Become Regulars In 2018

2017 didn’t end the way the Republic of Ireland would have wanted it to, with a crushing play-off defeat to Denmark ending all hopes of playing at next summer’s World Cup, however, there are positives we can take away from the year.  How we performed against the likes of Wales and Austria towards the end of the qualifying campaign and the …

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