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Blind Set To Fill Manchester United Defensive Midfield Role

Manchester United’s new £14 million signing Daley Blind will play his football in a defensive midfield role at the club, according to former boss Frank de Boer and could be set to make his Premier League bow in his favoured position. Ajax boss de Boer spoke to ITV about the talented 24-year-old, who is noted for his versatility. “He [Blind] …

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Five League Of Ireland Players Who Should Get A Call Up

Inspired by an article on how ignorance towards the League of Ireland when choosing players for Ireland’s international side is wrong, Rob Lyons explores the possibility of today’s crop of players making it into the current Irish international set up. Here are five players who could make the step up to international football. 1. Richie Towell – Dundalk Known as much …

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Scotland’s ‘Mini Messi’ In Champions League Squad

Young Scottish sensation Ryan Gauld, who has been dubbed Scotland’s ‘Mini Messi’, admits he is shocked after being included in Sporting Lisbon’s Champions League Squad. The 18-year-old has only just moved to Portugal this summer and while he has primarily featured for Sporting’s B side, he has now recieved a major boost as he is included in the Champions League …

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TBT: European Championships – 6 Memorable Moments

Following the start of qualification for Euro 2016, this week’s Throwback Thursday looks back at some of the most memorable events of previous European Championships. While the tournament may not hold as much glamour and draw as a World Cup, it is much loved throughout Europe and has provided a lifetime of memorable moments. Karl Graham discusses. #6 Denmark win …

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West Ham Still On Striker Trail

West Ham have signed heavily in forward areas following their goalscoring struggles last term, but they’re not finished yet. The East London club were apparently looking to sign Stuttgart striker Vedad Ibisevic during the summer and the striker has alluded to the fact that he may be on the way to London as soon as January, according to Sky Sports. The 30-year-old made …

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Chelsea Look To Sign Spanish Starlet

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is in the race to sign Valencia’s exciting 21-year-old striker while Spanish giants Real Madrid are trying to close the door on any attempt to bring superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Stamford Bridge. Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal are set to do battle for Spanish wunderkid Paco Alcacer, according to The Express. The Valencia man was targeted by the mighty …

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Possible Loan Move For Manchester United Midfielder

Juan Mata could be on his way out of Manchester United with Juventus apparently interested in taking the Spaniard out on loan in January. Mata looks to be the midfield player who will need to make way in order for United’s wage bill to become a bit healthier, according to The Mirror. Signing six new players including Radamel Falcao, Angel …

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Liverpool Defender Off To Real Madrid?

Glen Johnson’s time with Liverpool may be drawing to a close with a Real Madrid move on the horizon, meanwhile the man brought in to replace him, Javier Manquillo, seems to be settling in well at Anfield. Right full-back Glen Johnson could be nearing the exit door at Anfield with Real Madrid as a possible destination according to The Star. The defender, who …

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Jack Grealish – Unjustified Hype?

The question of whether Jack Grealish will declare for England or the Republic of Ireland has been the focus of much attention in recent weeks. Brian Barry gives us his thoughts on the issue. Following the decision by Aston Villa not to send 19 year-old Jack Grealish out on loan, speculation that the England camp will come calling has arisen. …

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Jan Vertonghen Set For New Tottenham Deal

Tottenham centre back Jan Vertonghen is set for a new deal with the North London club, according to Sky Sports. Vertonghen currently has four years left on his current deal but negotiations are ongoing with a new deal looking close to completion. There was speculation surrounding the 27-year-old all summer about a possible move away from White Hart Lane. particularly with rumours of Barcelona coming in for the Belgian …

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Dani Alves To Manchester United Or Liverpool?

Reports suggest that Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in the services of Barcelona right back Dani Alves once this current season runs its course. Alves’ contract runs out at the end of this season and the Barcelona stalwart may be moving on next summer, according to the Daily Express. With fresh competition for the right back position in Barcelona’s …

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Manchester United Legend Criticises Welbeck Sale

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Former Manchester United players have been reacting to the recent transfer activity at Old Trafford in different ways. Paul Scholes is optimistic that the new signings will deliver while Bryan Robson has criticised the club for selling Danny Welbeck. Former Manchester United man Paul Scholes has been enthusing about the club’s new signings in an interview published on the club’s official …

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Aston Villa News: Delph To Pen Lucrative Deal

Fabian Delph will be offered a new lucrative contract by Aston Villa owner, Randy Lerner. The four year deal will see the England international earn £50,000 a week. An England call up and a solid performance against Switzerland with a pass success rate of 96% have added to the hype surrounding the 24-year-old. It is believed that Delph will earn up …

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Manchester United New Boy To Make Premier League Debut

Manchester United’s £30 million summer signing Luke Shaw is set to make his Premier League bow this weekend against Harry Redknapp’s QPR. Shaw has trained well in the past week and is now expected to play in a left wing back role against the newly promoted QPR, according to the Daly Mail. Much has been made of the young left …

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The Formation Dilemma in Premier League Football

4-3-1-2? 4-1-2-1-2? 4-4-2 diamond? Gavin Nolan discusses the current dilemma surrounding Premier League tacticians at present. Look through the Premier League now, or any of the teams in top European leagues and you will struggle to find the team that predominantly plays 4-4-2. For so long it was the default system that teams used. Growing up, kids were introduced to 11-aside …

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Ex-Chelsea Star Struggling To Settle Abroad

Former Chelsea full-back Ashley Cole could be set to depart Italy after just two months in Rome, with the player reportedly struggling to settle in the capital. Reports in Italy are suggesting that the 33-year-old is now considering a move to the MLS. Cole joined AS Roma over the summer and played in the club’s opening Serie A game, a 1-0 win …

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Barcelona Superstar Rejected Summer Move To Manchester United

Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez reportedly rejected a summer move to Manchester United. Louis Van Gaal is believed to have made an approach for the 34-year-old midfielder. According to Mundo Deportivo the 34-year-old rejected a move to Manchester to stay at Barcelona, where he is expected to feature less regularly following the arrival of Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic. The midfielder has spoken of his …

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Arsenal News: Ramsey Picks Up Injury Against Andorra

Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey twisted his ankle during Tuesday night’s Euro 2016 qualifier win for Wales over Andorra, according to BBC Sport. It remains unclear whether this will impact on Ramsey for Arsenal’s forthcoming Premier League encounter with Manchester City with Wales manager, Chris Coleman quoted as saying: “Hopefully he’ll be OK for Arsenal (at home to Manchester City) at the weekend but …

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