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Ross Barkley, Jamie Vardy, Martial… Names of the Premier League, week 24

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After a rather anticlimactic January transfer window came to a close on Monday, the Premier League had a sprinkling of new names among the team sheets this week. It was some of the league's...

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January Transfer Window Ratings: Every Premier League club’s January business – graded

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So that's it the January Transfer Window 2016 is done and dusted. The next time Jim White talks at an uncomfortably loud pitch, with a florescent tie on, will be August. The title race, hunt...

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Colchester 1-4 Tottenham: 10 Tweet match summary as Spurs march on in FA Cup

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Those looking for the first upset of the FA Cup 4th round were disappointed as Tottenham ran out comfortable 4-1 winners over League One side Colchester. The game got off to a slow start; both teams...

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Dele Alli – Premier League Young Player of the Year? #JF60 Best Youngsters in Europe Review, week 13

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There's only one place to start with our #JF60 60 Best Young Footballers to Watch in 2015/16 Series review this week and that's with the cheeky chappy in incredible form for Spurs right...

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January Transfer News: Swansea City and Aston Villa monitor FC Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller

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Premier League relegation battlers Swansea City, Norwich City and Aston Villa are all interested in securing the signature of FC Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller, according to reports. Haller, part...

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Charlie and the Championship Talent Factory… Are lower league players back en vogue?

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Approximately £21 million has been spent on Championshiptalent by Premier League teams so far this January transfer window approaching 25% of the 20 teams' total transfer spend. The...

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Cesc Fabregas, Roberto Firmino, Aguero… Names of the Premier League, week 23

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Names of the Premier League is back for another week as we review the star names you need to know about from Premier League week 23. It was a vintage week for outrageous goals and skills, and the...

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Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea: 10 Tweet match summary as Diego Costa torments the Gunners – again

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Arsenal continued their poor record against Chelsea with a 0-1 defeat that will feel all too familiar to Gunners fans.Diego Costa was once again the antagonistas he drew a red card, scored the...

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January Transfer Window: Manchester United keeping tabs on Romelu Lukaku?

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Everton star-man Romelu Lukaku is the subject of reportedinterest from Manchester United, as the Red Devils up their search for more firepower up front. According to The Guardian Louis van Gaal has...

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Michy Batshuayi: Europe’s hottest young striker right now? The #JF60 Review, week 12

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After Wallace, Williams, Romagnoli and Co in week 11 we're checking back in on our chosen 60 best young players in Europe for 2015/16. If you've missed out so far, the #JF60 is our annual feature in...

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Manchester City, Everton and Leicester City among Premier League clubs scouting Inaki Williams

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Athletic Bilbao wonderkid Iñaki Williams is being scouted by several Premier League clubs, as the race for the 21-year-old's signature hots up. Williams, who has fired in 10 goals in 23...

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LMA report: Record number of managers fired during first half of the season

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A record 29 managers in the top four English divisions were sacked in the first half of this season, according to the League Managers Association's Mid-Season Manager Statistics report. Leicester's Nigel Pearson, Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers, Sunderland's Dick Advocaat, Aston Villa's Tim Sherwood, Swansea's Garry Monk and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho were replaced in the Premier League, while 10 Championship managers were fired.

LMA report: Record number of managers fired during first half of the season

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A record 29 managers in the top four English divisions were sacked in the first half of this season, according to the League Managers Association's Mid-Season Manager Statistics report. Leicester's Nigel Pearson, Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers, Sunderland's Dick Advocaat, Aston Villa's Tim Sherwood, Swansea's Garry Monk and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho were replaced in the Premier League, while 10 Championship managers were fired.

John Terry, Jonjo Shelvey, Ashley Williams… Names of the Premier League, week 22

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An own goal, a last minute leveller, a controversial decision and a furious manager all feature in this weekend's round of Premier League fixtures. But enough about Chelsea's 3-3 thrillerwith...

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Wayne Rooney, Dimitri Payet, Firmino… Names of the Premier League, week 21

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Much to the dismay of many a Premier League manager, the fixtures are coming thick and fast in early 2016, but fans won't be complaining after an enthralling midweek round of fixtures. Here are the...

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Hail The Outsiders – Can Leicester or Tottenham Hotspur really spring a title surprise?

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Since the start of the Premier League in 1992-93 there have been only five English domestic champions. Blackburn Rovers'one-off,unrepeated run aside, there have been only four teams to win...

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Liverpool January Transfer Window: 7 potential signings as Klopp weighs up options

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It's already been a roller-coaster season for Liverpool. Rodgers out , Klopp in. A 4-1 win at the Etihad and a double defeat to West Ham. Right now, the fate of Liverpool's season is up...

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Dele Alli, Xherdan Shaqiri, Ighalo… Names of the Premier League, weeks 18, 19 & 20

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While most of us were tucking into leftover turkey and nursing hangovers into the new year, thePremier Leagueserved up some cracking action over the festive period. The twists and turns we have...

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Wallace Chelsea woes continue, Inaki Williams rises… #JF60 Best Youngsters in Europe Review, week 11

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After Icardi, Quintero, Tannane and Co in week 10 we're back to check in on our chosen 60 best young players in Europe for 2015/16. If you're unaware, the #JF60 is our annual feature in...

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Americans Abroad

Pick Sixth

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Reading midfielder Daniel Williams strolled in alone from a steal to bag his side's third in a 4-0 FA Cup cruise past Walsall. It was his sixth strike of the campaign across all competitions. His goal play starts at about the 1:24 mark below. I apologize for the auto-play, can't figure out how to turn it off.

Come, Watson! The game is afoot!

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Young Duane Holmes has solved the case of his first professional goal. The play starts at the 45-second mark. - Greg Seltzer

Double Ding

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In today's Championship action, Duane Holmes scored his first pro goal as Huddersfield strolled to a 5-0 win over Charlton. I've not found a video clip for that strike, but the wait for that goes easier knowing Daniel Williams also rang the bell with the 1-1 equalizer at Derby County. Check it... Brilliant header from Danny Williams.

EURO 2016

England home jersey for Euro 2016 leaked online [PHOTOS]

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Photographs of England's home jersey that they'll be wearing at Euro 2016 have been leaked online.

The design from Nike features a unique ice-blue color scheme near the bottom of the sleeves as well as around the shirt collar. England's new home jersey will feature a rounded collar.

The Nike swoosh logo and England crest, meanwhile, will be in royal blue.

England home jersey for Euro 2016 leaked online [PHOTOS]

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Photographs of England's home jersey that they'll be wearing at Euro 2016 have been leaked online.

The design from Nike features a unique ice-blue color scheme near the bottom of the sleeves as well as around the shirt collar. England's new home jersey will feature a rounded collar.

The Nike swoosh logo and England crest, meanwhile, will be in royal blue.

‘We’ll shoot ourselves’ if England fail at Euro 2016, says FA boss

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England Football Association chairman Greg Dyke declared "We'll all shoot ourselves" if Roy Hodgson's team fall at the group stage of Euro 2016.

England face Wales, Russia and Slovakia in the tournament in France from June 10, haunted by the memory of the 2014 World Cup where they were eliminated at the group phase for the first time since 1958.

‘We’ll shoot ourselves’ if England fail at Euro 2016, says FA boss

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England Football Association chairman Greg Dyke declared "We'll all shoot ourselves" if Roy Hodgson's team fall at the group stage of Euro 2016.

England face Wales, Russia and Slovakia in the tournament in France from June 10, haunted by the memory of the 2014 World Cup where they were eliminated at the group phase for the first time since 1958.

World Cup

On This Day In 1920: England’s One And Only World Cup-Winning Manager Is Born

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On this very day in 1920, Alfred Earnest Ramsey was born in Dagenham, then a rural village 10 miles east of Central London.

Ramsey later reminisced that he "lived for the open air from the moment I could toddle", and so it's perhaps fitting that it was out in the open air that he not only made his name and living, but also left a peerless and indelible impression on the English sporting landscape.

Harry Kane: ‘Mauricio Pochettino Still Hates Talking About That 2002 World Cup Michael Owen Penalty’

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While his English has come on leaps and bounds since his arrival in the Premier League a couple of years ago, there is one thing Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino still refuses to discuss in any language.

Harry Kane has revealed that his manager will happily chat about any subject bar one: *that* tangle with Michael Owen at the 2002 World Cup.

Sky Sports proves that Geoff Hurst’s shot for England was a goal in 1966 World Cup Final [VIDEO]

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On this week's edition of Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, the pundits decided to pick apart the 1966 World Cup Final between England and Germany since there was no Monday match in the Premier League this week.

In addition to analyzing the tactics of the match, which was played 50 years ago this year, Jamie Carragher and Ed Chamberlin used statistical data from Opta, the tactics touchscreen and virtual reality from EA Sports to show how the impact of Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Alan Ball had on the match.

Sky Sports proves that Geoff Hurst’s shot for England was a goal in 1966 World Cup Final [VIDEO]

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On this week's edition of Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, the pundits decided to pick apart the 1966 World Cup Final between England and Germany since there was no Monday match in the Premier League this week.

In addition to analyzing the tactics of the match, which was played 50 years ago this year, Jamie Carragher and Ed Chamberlin used statistical data from Opta, the tactics touchscreen and virtual reality from EA Sports to show how the impact of Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Alan Ball had on the match.

Germany

US’s March tournament will feature four of the top five women’s teams in the world

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Three-time defending Olympic women's soccer champion United States will play host to England, France and Germany in a March tournament among four of the world's top teams ahead of August's Rio Olympics.

The Americans, who beat fourth-ranked Japan in last year's Women's World Cup final at Vancouver, will be tested by second-ranked Germany, third-ranked France and number five England for the SheBelieves Cup from March 3-9.

US’s March tournament will feature four of the top five women’s teams in the world

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Three-time defending Olympic women's soccer champion United States will play host to England, France and Germany in a March tournament among four of the world's top teams ahead of August's Rio Olympics.

The Americans, who beat fourth-ranked Japan in last year's Women's World Cup final at Vancouver, will be tested by second-ranked Germany, third-ranked France and number five England for the SheBelieves Cup from March 3-9.

USWNT to play Germany, England, France in SheBelieves Cup

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The Women's World Cup may have been played in 2015, but the U.S. Women's National Team has decided to play the world's best a year later any way.

On Tuesday, U.S. Soccer announced that the federation will host the SheBelieves Cup in March, a four-team tournament consisting of the USWNT,England, France and Germany.

First flag ripple of 2016!

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I am working my frozen tail off to cook up some actual goodies for you all, but let's begin the fun with a good old-fashioned flag wave on this tweet: Wagner & Huddersfield have made a bid to sign BVB winger Joe Gyau on loan. Dortmund want Gyau to prove his fitness #htafc #terriers — ITK Yorkie (@JD_agent) January 4, 2016 As delightful as it sounds, neither Gyau nor his agent have heard

My Big Fat Fake Awards Ceremony

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In my final regular bit for MLSS, prizes both honored and dubious were handed out to celebrate the year that was for Americans playing in Europe. The Americans Abroad Player of the Year award was an easy choice. Actually, many of them were no-brainers given all the recent defections home and injury woes that greatly thinned our Old World spectating in 2015.

Manchester United

Wayne Rooney has been named England’s Player of the Year

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been voted England's Player of the Year for the fourth time after breaking his country's scoring record, the Football Association announced on Tuesday. The 30-year-old took his England tally to 51 goals, breaking Bobby Charlton's longstanding record of 49, and top-scored with seven goals as Roy Hodgson's side qualified for Euro 2016 with a perfect record of 10 wins.

Wayne Rooney has been named England’s Player of the Year

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been voted England's Player of the Year for the fourth time after breaking his country's scoring record, the Football Association announced on Tuesday. The 30-year-old took his England tally to 51 goals, breaking Bobby Charlton's longstanding record of 49, and top-scored with seven goals as Roy Hodgson's side qualified for Euro 2016 with a perfect record of 10 wins.

Wayne Rooney Named England Player Of The Year For The Fourth Time

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Wayne Rooney has been named as the England Player of the Year for the second successive year after coming out on top in the annualsupporters' poll once again.

The Manchester United forwardnabbed 37% of the vote conducted by members of the England Supporters Club after trundling his way to overtaking Sir Bobby Charlton as the country's record international goalscorer in 2015.

The Rest

GUARDIOLA QUOTE A MESSAGE TO ROMAN ABRAMOVICH?

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Having apologised for putting pressure on current Managers in England after revealing he is coming here to work from next season, Pep Guardiola has given a quotation that will be music to the ears of Roman Abramovich.

Firstly, what on earth did Pep Guardiola think he was doing when he announced that he will be leaving Bayern Munich to manage in England from next season at THIS stage?

Simon Dawkins returns to Earthquakes as DP

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After going back to his native England for three years,Simon Dawkins has returned to the San Jose Earthquakes as a Designated Player.

Dawkins was a part oftheEarthquakes team that won the 2012 Supporters' Shield, scoring 14 goals over his two-year tenure with the club. His spell inMLS has been the most successful time in his career.