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Liverpool Issue Apology To Southampton Over ‘Misunderstanding’, Drop Interest In Virgil Van Dijk

Southampton centre back Virgil van Dijk has garnered a great deal of attention so far this summer, with top managers like Jurgen Klopp, Arsene Wenger, Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola all reportedly interested in bringing the 25-year-old to their respective clubs before the start of the 2017/2018 season. Tonight, however, Wenger, Conte and Guardiola’s chances of securing the Dutchman’s services …

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James McClean Details Two Shocking Encounters With Fans That Led To Sunderland Departure

Republic of Ireland and West Bromwich Albion winger James McClean’s continued refusal to wear the poppy on Remembrance Day is something that has turned him into a very controversial and, in some quarters, even hated figure in Britain. The Derry native, who played with Northern Ireland underage but later declared for the Republic of Ireland once he graduated to senior …

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Lionel Messi Scores Wonderful Goal To End His ‘El Clasico’ Drought

Lionel Messi has brought Barcelona level with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. Barca found themselves one down after 28 minutes into the crunch La Liga clash, thanks to a scrappy goal from Brazilian midfielder Casemiro. However, the Argentine maestro tied the game up with a far more aesthetically pleasing effort just five minutes later. After a nice passing move from …

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Watch: Jeff Stelling Went Absolutely Berserk Over Hartlepool’s Performance On Today’s Soccer Special

Hartlepool United remain uncomfortably close to the League 2 relegation zone after they suffered defeat to the zone’s most rooted inhabitants, Leyton Orient, today at Brisbane Road. 22-year-old Rhys Oates opened the scoring for the visiting Durham outfit in the 8th minute but Orient bounced back with first-half goals from Victor Adeboyejo and Tristan Abrahams. ‘The O’s’ hung on to …

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Luke Shaw In Squad To Play Everton Following Mourinho Meeting

Luke Shaw might get another opportunity to revive his Manchester United career tonight, as he has been named in Jose Mourinho’s match day squad ahead of a clash with Everton. The Portuguese manager showed his dissatisfaction with Shaw in a post-match interview following his sides lacklustre 0-0 draw with West Brom at Old Trafford on Saturday, saying the 21-year-old’s attitude …

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Damning Stats Prove Old Trafford No Longer The Fortress It Once Was

Stats for this season are showing that Manchester United’s home form is what seems to be holding them back.  Everton will travel to Manchester tonight to take on United. However, according to stats published by OptaJoe, a visit to Old Trafford isn’t the challenge it once was. The Red Devils have played 15 games at their famed home venue this …

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Southgate Gets Both Barrels From Some On Twitter As Reports Suggest Lallana Could Be Out For Four Weeks

Reports have emerged suggesting Liverpool could be without midfielder Adam Lallana for up to four weeks. Several media outlets, including Sky Sports, are reporting the 28-year-old returned from England duty with a thigh injury and will probably miss this weekend’s Merseyside derby. Lallana has been a key player for Liverpool this season, as they look to secure a top four finish. …

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Will Michael Keane Buck The Trend of Failing English Defenders?

Michael Keane has been in outstanding form for Burnley this season and was rewarded by making his senior England debut in the friendly against Germany last week. A few days later Keane made his competitive bow, partnering John Stones at the heart of the Three Lions’ defence in a facile 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania. The former Manchester …

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Ruud Gullit And Star Players Who Failed As Managers

Ruud Gullit has thrown his hat in the ring to replace sacked Danny Blind as the Holland national team Head Coach. Despite a glittering playing career in which Gullit won two European Cups and a spate of domestic honours, the former dreadlocked star has never made much of an impression in the dug-out since leaving Chelsea in 1998. Gullit, who …

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Report: Pep Guardiola Seeking Danny Rose Deal To Kickstart Defensive Revamp

Manchester City have been roundly criticised for defensive vulnerability this season. Despite last summer’s massive investment in recruiting John Stones from Everton, City manager Pep Guardiola has struggled to find the right balance in his defence. It is largely agreed that full-backs Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta are approaching the latter years of their top-flight careers. And Guardiola …

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Twitter Reacts To Ireland’s Scoreless Draw With Wales And That Tackle On Seamus Coleman

Unfortunately the major talking point of tonight’s World Cup qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and Wales was a horrendous challenge from Neil Taylor, which left Irish captain Seamus Coleman with a broken leg. The game itself was a dull, scoreless but bruising affair, with both sides struggling desperately to create clear-cut chances. According to RTE, there were fourteen shots …

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