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This Stat Shows How Bleak Times Really Are For Crystal Palace Right Now


Life at Selhurst Park right now represents the direct antithesis of plain sailing. Roy Hodgson has a big job on his hand as at Crystal Palace.  Crystal Palace are struggling, there’s no two ways about it. Lying bottom of the league, the only team in the division without a single point following Bournemouth’s win over Brighton on Friday night, times are …

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Newcastle Sign Spain Youth International From Dortmund

Newcastle have secured the signature of Spanish U-21 international Mikel Merino on a season-long loan deal from Borussia Dortmund. The midfielder becomes the Magpies fifth signing of the summer transfer window. Before moving to Germany in 2015, Merino made over 60 appearances for his hometown club Osasuna. However, he only made nine appearances last season and new manager Peter Bosz has deemed him surplus …

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PSG’s Capitulation Showed Money Alone Can’t Buy Champions League Success

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 08: PSG players look dejected as Sergi Roberto of Barcelona scores their sixth goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on March 8, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Let’s get one thing clear about Barcelona’s incredible 6-1 triumph over Paris Saint-Germain last week. This was not a story of scintillating football. Nor were PSG filleted by a series of mesmeric manoeuvres that no team could possibly hope to withstand. This was not simply another Lionel Messi masterclass, complete with deft touches and intricate wizardry. In fact, this wasn’t really about …

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Antonio Conte Signs New Chelsea Deal [Report]

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at Molineux on February 18, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Antonio Conte has signed a new three-year contract at Chelsea, according to Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb (via the Daily Express) The Italian has enjoyed remarkable success at the club so far. Indeed, it is widely accepted that Chelsea’a lead atop the Premier League is so unassailable that a domestic double is the new goal for Conte’s charges. The 47-year-old’s original deal was intended to keep …

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Arsenal Boss Wenger Makes Bizarre Claim About His Critics

PRESTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal reacts as Simon Grayson manager of Preston North End looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Preston North End and Arsenal at Deepdale on January 7, 2017 in Preston, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has blasted certain members of the football community in the wake of his side’s FA Cup win over Southampton, saying that many of them would like to see him “in jail somewhere without any heating”. As reported in The Guardian, Wenger believes he is vilified by his critics to an unfair extent. The manager has been under …

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Video: Relive One Of Liverpool’s Greatest Derby Wins Over United Ahead Of Sunday

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 14: Steven Gerrard of Liverpool scores his team's second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 14, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

It was in the 2008/09 season, where Liverpool went to Old Trafford and returned to Merseyside with all three points following an emphatic 4-1 victory. Among the goals for Liverpool were Fernando Torres, who levelled the game shortly after Cristiano Ronaldo gave the hosts the lead, Steven Gerrard, from the spot, Fabio Aurelio and Andrea Dossena sealed the win in injury …

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Has Everton’s James McCarthy Finally Won Over Ronald Koeman?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: James McCarthy of Everton is pursued by Francis Coquelin (L) and Mesut Ozil (C) of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 13, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

James McCarthy seems to be firmly back in Everton boss Ronald Koeman’s plans. After an injury-plagued season, the Irish midfielder put in an impressive performance in Everton’s 2-1 win over Arsenal on Tuesday night. Although it will take more than one game to win the full backing of his manager, Tuesday can certainly allow the Glasweigen to gather some momentum. …

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Manchester United: Rashford Describes What It’s Like Being Mentored By Ibrahimovic

Manchester United Rashford Zlatan

Marcus Rashford has spoken candidly about his new role at Manchester United, learning from Ibrahimovic and his dedication to becoming as good as he possible can. Rashford, of course, will always be considered a child prodigy. Manchester United’s youngest ever scorer in European competition is a tag not easily earned despite many insisting that it is the mark of someone …

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Mkhitaryan Speaks Out On His Time At Manchester United So Far


Few things have been truly remarkable about Manchester United’s season so far. Their impotency in front of goal, mediocre league performances and ambivalence towards the Europa League all seem familiar, even expected. Their insistence on playing slow, ponderous football, however, has been remarkable, especially given that they bought one of Europe’s premier attacking threats last season in Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The …

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Xherdan Shaqiri’s Double For Stoke Is Compulsive Viewing


There haven’t been many goals in the Premier League today, but Xherdan Shaqiri’s double for Stoke is certainly the talking point. The Swiss wide-man lit up a dull encounter at the KC Stadium with his delicious first, with Mark Hughes side struggling to break down a stubborn Hull side. The former Bayern Munich man worked his way onto his left …

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Opinion: Why All The Fuss Over Transfer Deadline Day?

Wolverhampton Wanderers End of Season Dinner

The countdown is on for the next transfer deadline day with football managers up and down the UK scrambling to make those final additions to their squads in the hope they’ll yield rich dividends on the pitch. Transfer deadline day has become something of a mini soap opera within a greater soap opera, with millions of pounds being lodged into …

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How Jürgen Klopp Transformed Liverpool After The Regressive Rodgers Era


Jürgen Klopp felt a shiver of footballing deja vu after Liverpool were defeated by Sevilla in the Europa League final last May. The Spanish outfit won their third successive Europa League after Coke’s quick-fire, second half brace hushed angry cries from Liverpool fans of penalties that might have been. Hopes of the club competing in Europe had been vanquished before the Reds had the opportunity …

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