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West Brom Boss Open To Ideye Talks

West Brom head coach Alan Irvine has left the door open for record-signing Brown Ideye after he axed the £10million man. The striker was left out of the squad for the 1-0 win at Leicester on Saturday and has so far struggled for form and fitness. He has netted once since his record-breaking Baggies move from Dynamo Kiev in the …

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Henderson Hoping Liverpool Captain Stays

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson believes captain Steven Gerrard can continue to be a big player “for years to come” – although reports suggest the 34-year-old may be rested for tonight’s Champions League game at Real Madrid. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, quoted in several national newspapers, indicated Gerrard may not start at the Bernabeu tonight, with one eye on this weekend’s …

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Carrick Happy To Fill Manchester United’s Void

Michael Carrick is happy to solve Manchester United’s injury crisis by playing at centre-back in the coming weeks. Carrick made his first appearance of the season on Sunday when he came off the bench to replace injured centre-back Marcos Rojo in United’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City. United expect Rojo, who dislocated his left shoulder sliding in for a tackle, …

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Zabaleta: Manchester City Best Club In Manchester

Pablo Zabaleta has no doubt Manchester City should be regarded as the top club in Manchester following their derby win on Sunday. After playing second fiddle to United for the majority of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign, City are now enjoying a period of supremacy over their local rivals. They recorded a historic fourth successive derby victory thanks to Sergio Aguero’s …

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Manchester City Star Says Racist Abuse Is A Disgrace

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has described the racial abuse he has been subjected to on social media as “a disgrace”. Police are investigating after Toure was sent racist tweets within hours of reactivating his Twitter account on Monday. The 31-year-old told BBC Sport: “For me it’s a disgrace to be honest. We need to do something to try to …

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Have We Met Before? – Premier League Managers’ Loyalties

Premier League managers often go for players they have relied on in the past. Here Tom O’Connor looks at the current list of players who Premier League managers have signed for more than just one club in the past. One of the key elements in a team becoming successful is trust. With managers coming under increasing pressure to produce results …

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Liverpool Vs Real Madrid – 4 Key Talking Points

Liverpool face European champions Real Madrid for the second time in two weeks tonight in the Champions League. Rob Lyons discusses four key talking points ahead of tonight’s tie at the Santiago Bernabeu. Kick-off is at 7:45pm.  1. Form  Real Madrid come into this game with the considerable advantage of being the in-form team of the two sides and by …

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Rotherham Boss: Revell is a doubt

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has confirmed striker Alex Revell is a doubt for the Sky Bet Championship clash with Reading on Tuesday. Revell was forced off in Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat to Middlesbrough and Evans confirmed in his press conference earlier today (Monday) he is a injury doubt for the game at the Madjeski Stadium. “We think he’ll miss …

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The 21 Stereotypical Football Managers

What type of manager are you? At one point or another we’ve all gotten notions about managing a football team. For some of us, we fulfill our dreams in FIFA or Football Manager. For others it’s a conversation about tactics in the local.   1. The Wheeler Dealer You know what players are available on a deal and at what …

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Top 4 Premier League Long-Range Golazo’s

Following Victor Wanyama’s great long-range effort for in-form Southampton against Hull City in the Premier League at the weekend, Damien Morris selects his top four long-range efforts in the history of the Premier League. 4. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United vs West Ham 2013/14 season What an amazing goal this is from the Manchester United striker in which he lobbed a shot from just …

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West Ham Winger Eyeing England Recall

Stewart Downing believes he has played himself into contention for an England recall on Thursday with his recent form for West Ham. Downing, who holds 34 international caps and last played for the Three Lions in May 2012, has often been deployed as a central midfielder rather than a winger by Hammers manager Sam Allardyce this season. And the 30-year-old …

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Borussia Dortmund Will Need A Miracle To Qualify For CL

Borussia Dortmund lie 17th in the Bundesliga table after 10 games. Dortmund will need more than a turnaround in fortunes to claim a CL spot, they will need a miracle.  Nobody could have foreseen the abject form of Borussia Dortmund. This season they have been truly dire. Ten games in, the German side have only two wins to their name, …

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It’s Been A Good Week/Bad Week For…

Sport can be a rollercoaster of highs and lows from week to week. Here’s a quick look back at who had a good/bad week in sport this week.   Good Week Alan Pardew The under pressure Newcastle manager saw his team win at Manchester City and at home to Liverpool this week. After a disastrous start to the season Newcastle …

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LVG: Manchester United MF Did Not Mean To Spit At Aguero

Louis van Gaal defended Marouane Fellaini after the United midfielder appeared to spit at Sergio Aguero during the Manchester derby. In a typically heated clash between two of English football’s most bitter rivals, Fellaini became irate with City striker Aguero in an incident towards the end of the first half. Aguero tumbled to the floor after Fellaini kicked his standing …

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Crystal Palace Boss: We Will Buy In January

Neil Warnock says Crystal Palace will not be “caught short” in the January transfer window as they look to bring in the players capable of helping keep the club in the Barclays Premier League. The Eagles host Sunderland on Monday night just a point above the relegation places targeting a first victory in three games. Warnock returned to Selhurst Park …

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Manchester United: Louis Van Gaal vs David Moyes

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With Manchester United in mid-table as the festive period edges ever closer, Cian Dalton compares the fortunes of David Moyes and current incumbent, Louis van Gaal. It has been another frustrating start to the season for Manchester United and especially their followers. Residing in tenth place after Tottneham’s late win over a beleaguered Aston Villa is not what the fans …

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Mourinho Continues Scathing Attack On Chelsea Fans

Jose Mourinho has continued his scathing attack on Chelsea’s supporters – but refused to endorse Roy Keane’s ‘prawn sandwich’ critique. The Blues have won all five of their Barclays Premier League home games this term after beating QPR 2-1 in a hard-fought London derby on Saturday. Mourinho criticised his team for a lack of intensity, but his biggest frustration was …

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Liverpool Boss: Sentiment Will Play No Part In Gerrard Decision

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists sentiment would play no part in agreeing a new contract with captain Steven Gerrard. The former England captain’s deal expires next summer and with reported interest from elsewhere – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini recently voiced his admiration for the player and would not rule out a move – Rodgers is desperate to ensure a …

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