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Hogan Frustrated At Lack Of Villa Playing Time Under Ex-Boss Bruce

Republic of Ireland international, Scott Hogan has accused former Aston Villa manager, Steve Bruce of making false promises in order to keep him at Villa Park for longer.  Bruce signed the 26-year-old from Brentford in January of last year for £12 million and while he featured heavily for Villa in the second half of last season, Hogan is yet to make …

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John Terry Begins Life As Assistant Coach At Aston Villa

Former England captain John Terry took his first steps into coaching on Wednesday when he was named as the right-hand man to new Aston Villa boss Dean Smith. The second-tier English club also appointed Jesus Garcia Pitarch as sporting director as the former European champions moved to replace Steve Bruce who was sacked last week. John Terry, 37, who spent …

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O’Neill Defends Christie In Response To Shearer Criticism

Martin O’Neill has hit out at Alan Shearer over the pundit’s criticism of Cyrus Christie’s performance against Arsenal last weekend. The Ireland right-back was slated by Shearer as he highlighted Fulham’s weakness down the right side of their defence in the 5-1 demolition at the hands of Unai Emery’s new-look Arsenal side. Arsenal were able to get in behind the Fulham …

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Pogba: I Don’t Need The Armband To Be A Leader

France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said that his international teammates give him the freedom to express himself and be the team’s leader. Pogba has faced criticism for failing to repeat his impressive performances at the World Cup for United, who have slumped early in the season. The subject of Pogba’s reportedly fraught relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho …

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FA Investigate Allegations Of ‘Corruption’ Over Wembley Sale

The Football Association has confirmed they are investigating allegations of “systemic corruption” surrounding the controversial proposed sale of Wembley to Fulham owner Shahid Khan. Craig Kline, Fulham’s former assistant director of football operations, used a series of Twitter posts to demand the FA stop the planned sale. Kline, a university friend of Khan’s son Tony, was sacked by Fulham last …

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Moyes: Mourinho Has Backing Of United Club And Fans

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Former Manchester United manager David Moyes believes Jose Mourinho retains the full backing of the club and their supporters despite a poor start to the Premier League season. Mourinho reportedly faced the sack regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s fixture with Newcastle but is still in position after the team roared back to win 3-2 after trailing 2-0. Moyes, who …

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Rooney Calls On Man United Players To ‘Stand Up’

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Wayne Rooney has called on Manchester United’s players to stand up and be counted, saying that manager Jose Mourinho is an easy target for the club’s troubles. United battled back from two goals down to beat Newcastle 3-2 at the weekend but are languishing in eighth place in the Premier League, seven points off top spot. Following the win, Mourinho …

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Jose Mourinho Under Investigation For Post-Newcastle Comments

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Comments made by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, in the aftermath of his side’s 3-2 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Saturday, are being investigated by the Football Association.  The comments, according to BBC Sport, were made in Portuguese to a television camera and they have been interpreted as offensive. According to the report, the FA will review …

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Matt Doherty Wins September’s PFA Player Of The Month

Matt Doherty has been voted September’s PFA Player of the Month by football fans across the country after his heroics helped Wolves keep three Premier League clean sheets last month. In a vote carried out during the weekend, where Doherty scored his first ever Premier League goal to secure a 1-0 win for Wolves at Crystal Palace, the impressive Irish …

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Explained: Excellent Arsenal Form Characterized By Energetic Emery

Arsenal put their early season woes behind them as they beat Fulham 5-1 at Craven Cottage to extend their winning run to nine games in all competitions.  Unai Emery arrived at the Emirates Stadium to find a club in turmoil after the painful end of Wenger’s 22-year stay, but the Spaniard has quickly won over his players with his relentless …

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Mahrez’s Miss & Other Premier League Talking Points

Manchester City are locked with Chelsea and Liverpool on 20 points at the top of the Premier League after Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty in a 0-0 draw at Anfield. Chelsea brushed aside Southampton 3-0 while Arsenal hammered Fulham 5-1 to record their sixth Premier League victory on the bounce. Elsewhere, Tottenham stayed in the title hunt with a 1-0 …

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John Terry Announces Retirement From Football

Former England captain John Terry announced his retirement from football on Sunday with the 37-year-old central defender now set to pursue a career in management. Terry, who spent the bulk of his career with Chelsea, captained second-tier Aston Villa last season. Now the Birmingham club reportedly now want him to join their coaching staff as part of a new-look set-up, …

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Emery: Arsenal Have Restored Bond Between Club & Fans

Unai Emery believes Arsenal’s blistering form has restored the bond between the team and their supporters after the Gunners crushed Fulham 5-1 to record the club’s longest winning streak for 11 years. Emery’s side turned on the style on the banks of the River Thames, romping to their biggest win of the season as the resurgent Gunners moved into the Premier …

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Lacazette, Ramsey Star As Rampant Arsenal Make It Nine In A Row

Arsenal swaggered to a ninth successive win as Alexandre Lacazette’s double and a goal of the season contender from Aaron Ramsey inspired a 5-1 rout of Fulham on Sunday. Unai Emery’s side turned on the style on the banks of the River Thames, recording their biggest win of the season as the resurgent Gunners moved into the Premier League’s top …

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