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Report: £65k-per-week Bilic signing set for West Ham exit

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According to reports from the Daily Record, West Ham defender Jose Fonte has agreed to move to the Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang.

Fonte, who will turn 34 next month, was signed by Slaven Bilic from Southampton for £8 million. The vastly experienced Portugal defender spent eight seasons at Southampton before sealing his move to the Hammers in the January transfer window of 2017.

Arsenal leading the chase for top class Spurs target, Wenger likes him a lot

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Arsenal are leading the chase for the highly rated Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The 26-year-old joined the Hornets from Rennes in 2016 and he has developed into a key player for them.

Doucoure has been in sensational form this season and the big clubs are keeping tabs on the Frenchman.

Summer Signing Loving Every Minute Of It At Newcastle

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Florian Lejeune signed for Newcastle in early July for around £8.7m from Eibar and he has had an eventful first season at Newcastle. The 27 year-oldhad been first choice center-back during the [...]

Midfielder Reveals The Secret Of His Success

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Mo Diame has been working with a personal trainer, and that has helped his form over the last several months, and it's been very good indeed. Mo is currently in the holding [...]

On This Day in Football: Dalglish parts ways with the Reds, Arsenal move to North London

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On this day in 1991, Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish shocked the world by resigning as the club’s manager.

The Glaswegian was signed by Bob Paisley who paid a British record fee of £440,000 in 1977 to Celtic to secure his services. Dalglish replaced the outgoing Kevin Keegan who joined German Bundesliga club Hamburg that season.

Tottenham star comments on Real Madrid interest, Spurs fans will love this

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Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez has revealed that he is very happy at the club and that he won’t be lured by the big money offers.

The Colombian joined Spurs for £42milion in the summer and he has shown that he has all the tools to become a top player for them in future.

The 21-year-old has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the recent weeks but the player has played down the interest.

Chelsea are looking to agree record deal with this world class Real Madrid target

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Chelsea are determined to hold on to Thibaut Courtois beyond this season.

The Belgian has been linked with a move back to Spain and it will be interesting to see whether the Blues manage to keep him at the club.

As per the reports, Chelsea have offered him a world record deal and they are prepared to make him the highest paid keeper in the world (more than £200,000 a week).

‘He will speak to my agent’ – Blow for Chelsea as £140k-per-week star nears Real Madrid move

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted his future at Stamford Bridge is uncertain amid ongoing links with Real Madrid, reports Goal. The Belgian international, who joined the Blues from KRC Genk in 2011, has been a target for Los Blancos since 2014 and could be on the move this summer.

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Germany nabs Russian hooligan over Euro 2016 attack on England fan

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Berlin (AFP) – German police on Thursday said they have arrested a Russian football hooligan wanted for the “attempted homicide” of an England supporter in Euro 2016 fan violence, that Russian President Vladimir Putin had sought to play down.

Police said they detained the wanted man on his arrival at Munich airport en route to Bilbao, where the 31-year-old was travelling for a European League match.

Germany nabs Russian hooligan over Euro 2016 attack on England fan

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Berlin (AFP) – German police on Thursday said they have arrested a Russian football hooligan wanted for the “attempted homicide” of an England supporter in Euro 2016 fan violence, that Russian President Vladimir Putin had sought to play down.

Police said they detained the wanted man on his arrival at Munich airport en route to Bilbao, where the 31-year-old was travelling for a European League match.

Carrasco negotiating move to China, says Atletico president

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco is negotiating an exit to China, the president of the Spanish club, Enrique Cerezo, said on Thursday morning.

Spanish media reported that the 24-year old Belgian, who has appeared in 17 league games this season but only started eight, was aiming to move to Dalian Yifang for 30 million euros ($37 million).

Football: Iraq urges FIFA to lift ban on hosting internationals

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Najaf (Iraq) (AFP) – Iraq hopes that hosting Gulf football friendlies, renovating its stadiums and outlawing weapons at matches will have persuaded FIFA to lift a ban on home competitive internationals, its sports minister said.

The country has not played full internationals on home turf for almost three decades, ever since its 1990 invasion of Kuwait that sparked an international embargo.

Mourinho hails McTominay after leaving out Pogba for Sevilla draw

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho described Scott McTominay as “fantastic” in response to his decision to select the young midfielder ahead of Paul Pogba for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg draw with Sevilla.

Pogba had been left out of the starting line-up for the goalless draw with Mourinho apparently unhappy after the French star withdrew from last weekend’s FA Cup win at Huddersfield Town citing illness.

Mourinho hails McTominay after leaving out Pogba for Sevilla draw

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho described Scott McTominay as “fantastic” in response to his decision to select the young midfielder ahead of Paul Pogba for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg draw with Sevilla.

Pogba had been left out of the starting line-up for the goalless draw with Mourinho apparently unhappy after the French star withdrew from last weekend’s FA Cup win at Huddersfield Town citing illness.

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D.C. United wins, Champions League(s), and more: Freedom Kicks for 2/22/2018

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The NWSL schedule came out on a busy day in soccer

Hello! Happy Thursday to all. Here's another reminder to join our fantasy leagues: the classic league and a head-to-head league.

NWSL announces complete 2018 schedule – Equalizer Soccer
The NWSL (finally) released its schedule.

Recap: D.C. United sees off Jacksonville Armada to cap preseason spell in Florida

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Patrick Mullins and Luciano Acosta scored as the Black-and-Red finished up their business in the Sunshine State on a positive note

D.C. United wrapped up the second of two preseason spells in Florida with a 2-1 win over Jacksonville Armada FC tonight. Patrick Mullins opened the scoring in the 11th minute via service from Paul Arriola, while Luciano Acosta doubled United's lead on the hour mark.

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News roundup: Union smash Montreal, all quiet on Czech front, Klinsmann’s salary

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Plus: Bethlehem Steel beat Penn FC, top 98 players born since '98, the keeper's gotta cell phone on the pitch, and more.

VIDEO: Rio’s reaction to De Gea’s world-class save

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Manchester United could have easily lost the first game of our round of 16 tie against Sevilla last night, if not for a fantastic stop from David de Gea.

The reaction of Rio Ferdinand, working as a pundit for BT Sport, tells you everything you need to know about the quality of the save.


Ferdinand on De Gea: "This guy's a joke.

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Have Newcastle Already Agreed A Deal For This Player?

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There's news in Turkey that we have already bid twice for 27-year-old Cape Verde international Garry Rodrigues, who plays for Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig. We reportedly offered £6M last summer [...]

Newcastle Linked With 22-Year-Old Central Midfield Target This Summer

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La Provence are reporting in France that Newcastle are interested in signing Marseille midfielder André Zambo Anguissa. The 22-year-old Cameroon International central midfielder has been capped 11 times by his country and [...]

English Championship

Furious Wolves fans react to their 2-2 draw against Norwich: 'Really disappointing'

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Wolves were held to a 2-2 draw against Norwich City last night.

The hosts went 2-0 up thanks to goals from Alfred N’Diaye and Jamal Lewis (own goal). However, the league leaders failed to hold on for the three points.

Christoph Zimmermann got one back for Norwich in the first half and Nelson Oliveira scored from 35 yards during injury time.

Leeds star posts three-word message after Derby game; fans respond on Twitter

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Kasey Palmer struck in added time to deny Leeds United their first win since Boxing Day as their winless run extends to nine games in the Championship.

Leeds drew 2-2 against Derby on Wednesday, and Paul Heckingbottom will feel they have wasted a good opportunity of picking up all three points.

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‘I’m One Of The Greatest Minds In Football’ – Sol Campbell Voices Frustration After Missing Out On Oxford United Job

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It's nothing short of a mystery, but football clubs the length and breadth of the English pyramid seem to keep passing up on the opportunity to appoint Sol Campbell as their manager.

The former England defender, 43, recently applied for the vacant Oxford United job but it looks like the League One club are about to give the role to the similarly green Craig Bellamy.

Why Arsenal fans should be happy that Ospina will play against Man City

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THE WORRYING PETR CECH STATS EVERY ARSENAL FAN NEEDS TO SEE by Russell Cane An open letter to Arsenal fans... Would you honestly rather see Petr Cech start the Carabao Cup final ahead of David Ospina? If the answer is yes, perhaps his rapidly declining Premier League stats compiled by Oulala.com since joining Arsenal may [.

Preseason match: Bethlehem Steel FC 5 – 2 Penn FC

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Penn FC won the first half, narrowly but clearly. The Steel equalized in the second, and were rampant in the games final 16 minutes with four while giving up one.

Mourinho’s cautious Man Utd tactics win few admirers

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London (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho left Spain with a precious clean sheet but few admirers after an uninspiring 0-0 Champions League draw with Sevilla that featured a limp attacking display.

It could have been a bleak night for Mourinho and United but for the heroics of goalkeeper David de Gea, who produced a dazzling display on Wednesday.

Mourinho’s cautious Man Utd tactics win few admirers

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London (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho left Spain with a precious clean sheet but few admirers after an uninspiring 0-0 Champions League draw with Sevilla that featured a limp attacking display.

It could have been a bleak night for Mourinho and United but for the heroics of goalkeeper David de Gea, who produced a dazzling display on Wednesday.

Carrasco negotiating move to China, says Atletico president

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco is negotiating an exit to China, the president of the Spanish club, Enrique Cerezo, said on Thursday morning.

Spanish media reported that the 24-year old Belgian, who has appeared in 17 league games this season but only started eight, was aiming to move to Dalian Yifang for 30 million euros ($37 million).

This Jose Mourinho stat will worry Man Utd fans

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Manchester United were held 0-0 in southern Spain last night as we drew 0-0 with Sevilla in the first leg of our Champions League second round tie. Jose Mourinho appeared to set up to shut up shop for the first... Continue Reading →

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Vivid: Liverpool’s New Away And Third Kits For 2018/19 Are Every Shade Of Neon Pink And Purple (Leaked Previews)

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If the latest batch of leaked snippets are to be believed, Liverpool are going to look like a bunch of dandy Bobby Dazzlers when they take to the road next season.

According to Footy Headlines, the following images reveal the Reds' new home kit for 2018/19 will be.

Danny Welbeck just needs to get his confidence back

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The ex-Man United striker Danny Welbeck joined Arsenal in the season of 2014/15 but in those four years he has only managed to actually start 40 League games for the Gunners, due to various injuries, but he did score 13 goals in those matches and has always showed promise until he inevitably returns to the [.

Under-20 Copa Libertadores: Independiente Player Uproots Corner Flag To Defend Himself Against Angry River Plate Mob (Video)

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Independiente Del Valle of Ecuador booked themselves a place in the final of the Under-20 Copa Libertadores with a 3-2 win over Club Atletico River Plate (of Uruguay) in the semi-finals on Wednesday night.

As well as the flood of goals, the match was also notable for an incident that saw one of Independiente's players, Angelo Preciado, going rogue with a corner flag in order to protect himself from the entire River team, who appeared to all be baying for his blood for reasons unknown.

Queen Of The South Plunged Into Goalkeeper Injury Crisis After Back-Up Sam Henderson Clobbered By Runaway Cow

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Queen of the South have been plunged into a goalkeeping injury crisis after seeing their reserve stopper succumb to a farmyard calamity.

Indeed, the Queens may well be unable to include a substitute 'keeper on their bench for Saturday's Scottish Championship match against Dunfermline after back-up Sam Henderson was clouted by a rampaging cow at the weekend.

Under illude la Roma, rimonta ucraina firmata Ferreyra-Fred

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Sconfitta in Champions per la Roma, punita per 2 a 1 allo stadio Metalist di Kharkiv dallo Shakhtar. Nell'andata degli ottavi i giallorossi vanno in vantaggio al 41′ con il primo gol europeo di Under. Gli ucraini, favoriti dall'errore di Florenzi, impattano con Ferreyra al 52′ e poi sorpassano gli avversari grazie alla punizione di [.

Ready for a Viking Invasion?

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It was a strange game in Sweden and evidence that Mr. Potter's unusual coaching style had little effect in the first 30 minutes. Rarely have I seen such a poorly organised team.

What of tonight?

Ostersunds players must be excited. A couple of days in London with it's bright lights, shopping, theatre, museums and gay bars.

Is Mesut Ozil really sick? Or just in bed…….

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Arsenal's most talented midfielder Mesut Ozil has had time off sick quite a few times this season and it would appear that he is set to miss the second leg of our Europa League tie against Ostersunds on Thursday as well. And, according to Arsene Wenger, he will have to build his fitness up again [...

Jose gives injury update on Ander Herrera

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera lasted only 16 minutes during our 0-0 draw at Sevilla in the first leg of our Champions League second round tie last night. The Spaniard pulled up with a hamstring injury in the opposition penalty... Continue Reading →

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Former player reacts to Leeds United star's performance against Derby County

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Leeds United played out a 2-2 draw against Derby County last night and former midfielder Andy Couzens took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the game and Lasogga’s performance.

The Whites went ahead through Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s goal. Former Aston Villa star Andreas Weimann equalized for Derby.

Bilic signing was hurt by West Ham fans but star feels at home under Moyes now

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West Ham attacker Marko Arnautovic has revealed that he is starting to feel at home now.

The former Stoke City star struggled to make an impression initially but he has managed to rediscover his form since the arrival of David Moyes.

Arnautovic revealed that he was hurt by the criticism from West Ham fans at the start.

Ramsey very doubtful so who will be in Arsenal’s midfeld against Man City?

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The last time Aaron Ramsey started a game for Arsenal it was against Everton and he scored the first ever hat-trick of his career. He linked up brilliantly with our new strike team A-M-O and he has probably never had more room up front while our opponents were concentrating on Mkhi and Auba and everything [.

Not Kane: Spurs players feel this technically gifted star is the best player at the club

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Tottenham players believe that the Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele is the best player at the club right now.

The likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, Harry Winks and Danny Rose have all praised the former Fulham star during interviews with Soccer AM.

Every single Spurs player we’ve interviewed says Dembele is the best player at the club!

Tauro edges FC Dallas in first leg of CCL series

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FC Dallas had chances to score an away goal and take the lead in its first competitive game of the year, but a familiar inability to put the ball into the back of the net ultimately proved costly.

FC Dallas started 2018 on the wrong foot, falling, 1-0, to Panamanian outfit Tauro FC in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 series on Wednesday.

Colorado Offense As Frozen As The Fans

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Wow, that was cold. An official kickoff temperature of 3 degrees set a new MLS record, one that won't be broken any time soon.

As we expected from the pre-game comments the Rapids treated this like a preseason plus game while TFC came in looking to make this the first step on their run to the CCL title.

Preseason match report: Philadelphia Union 5-0 Montreal Impact

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Philadelphia Union routed Montreal Impact 5-0 behind a C.J. Sapong brace and goals from David Accam, Auston Trusty, and Jay Simpson.

Football: Iraq urges FIFA to lift ban on hosting internationals

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Najaf (Iraq) (AFP) – Iraq hopes that hosting Gulf football friendlies, renovating its stadiums and outlawing weapons at matches will have persuaded FIFA to lift a ban on home competitive internationals, its sports minister said.

The country has not played full internationals on home turf for almost three decades, ever since its 1990 invasion of Kuwait that sparked an international embargo.

Union dominate reserve-heavy Montreal Impact 5-0

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CJ Sapong had a brace and three others scored in convincing Suncoast Invitational win

CJ Sapong had a brace, David Accam scored his first goal in Doop Hoops and the Philadelphia Union demolished a reserve-heavy Montreal Impact side on Wednesday night in Clearwater.

Playing against a Montreal Impact side that made nine changes from their starting lineup in a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday, the Union looked bright from the opening whistle, controlling possession, pressuring the ball and launching repeated attacks down the left flank through Fabinho.

Fire and Nashville FC play to scoreless draw

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The Fire's second to last match in Florida resulted in another 0-0 tie against lower level competition. The first half of the match featured very little offensively from either side with the Fire fielding mostly reserves and trialists to start the game. Bastian Schweinsteiger made his preseason debut as a second half substitute and was involved in the team's two best chances of the game.

Preseason Recap: Houston Dynamo 1, Phoenix Rising 0

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The Houston Dynamo bested USL side Phoenix Rising 1-0 in the Dynamo's third match in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup

Coming off a 5-0 win over a first team depleted New York Red Bulls, the Houston Dynamo haven't quite looked all that different than last year which isn't necessarily a bad thing as last year's squad reached the Western Conference Finals.

Can Danny Welbeck improve if played more regularly in Arsenal’s starting line-up?

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We all know that Danny Welbeck is really Arsenal's third-choice striker behind Aubameyang and Laczette, but with Lacazette out injured Arsene Wenger had no choice but to play Danny Welbeck in the Europa League game against Ostersund. We won the game 3-0 but Welbeck did not have one of his best games in an Arsenal [.

UCL Wednesday Rewind: Sevilla draws Man United, Shakhtar defeats Roma

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After falling behind local rivals Manchester City in the Premier League title race, many wondered if Manchester United could focus more on the UEFA Champions League.

The Red Devils held on for a 0-0 draw on Wednesday the first leg of their Round of 16 draw against Sevilla. Despite being forced on the back foot numerous times, David de Gea was huge making eight saves in the clean sheet.