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How war in the Middle East changed English football

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In October 1973, Israel and a coalition of some Arab nations engaged in a conflict known as the Yom Kippur War. The discord commenced when the Arab coalition launched attacks on several Israeli-occupied territories on Yom Kippur or ‘The Day of Atonement’ – the holiest day in Judaism.

The fighting mostly took place in the Golan Heights, Sinai and the other areas under Israeli occupation since the Six-Day War in 1967.

Footy On The Telly – August 18-25

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This week, The Union are ...(sigh)... well.... "Trusting The Process." Also, College Soccer, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Copa Sudamerica, and lots of league fixtures

Leeds United star would be a brilliant signing for West Brom

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West Brom have reportedly linked with a move for Leeds United striker Chris Wood this summer.

According to the Birmingham Mail, the Baggies are considering making a bid for their former player who left the club for just £1 million.

Leeds are intent on keeping the star player at Elland Road.

Can Leeds, Sunderland and co overcome their problems this season?

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As money continues to pour into the Premier League, clubs across the land are desperate to secure themselves a piece of the pie.

Bumper television deals, increased sponsorship and foreign investment has allowed the likes of Leicester City to win a title, while other teams have been able to break into the top flight and be competitive.

Transfer News & Rumours

Fulham set to sign Portuguese fullback from Porto

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Championship side Fulham are on the verge of signing FC Porto left back Rafa Soares, according to reports from Portugal.

The 22-year-old has been at Porto since 2005 and has spent the last two seasons on loan at Academica and Rio Ave. Portuguese daily O Jogo suggest that if negotiations between Fulham and Porto are successful, Soares could travel to England by the end of this week to complete his move to the Championship.

West Ham will allow midfielder to leave, Leeds United return possible

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Robert Snodgrass has been told he can leave West Ham, either on loan or on a permanent basis.

The 29-year-old joined the Hammers from Hull City last January for £10.2 million on a three-and-a-half year deal.

The midfielder failed to score in 15 Premier League appearances for the London side last season.

Villa boss hopes to boost goals tally, Southampton striker would be ideal

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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce hopes to boost his goalscoring options with the loan signing of Southampton striker Sam Gallagher.

Villa have picked up just a single point from their opening three games in the Championship and Bruce is eager to add to his team’s goal threat with Jonathan Kodjia still on the sidelines.

Wolves ready to take a financial risk to pull off transfer, 15-goal target would be ideal for Nuno

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Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers are desperate to secure promotion to the Premier League and they are ready to spend big on a striker who would improve their chances.

According to Expressandstar, the Wolves hierarchy is ready to take a financial risk and move for a mercurial forward this summer.

Leeds willing to sanction move for 27-goal attacker for £20m, Player wants summer transfer

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Leeds United striker Chris Wood has been linked with a move away from Elland Road this summer.

The 25-year-old forward is a target for Premier League outfit Burnley and Daily Star are reporting that the player is keen on the move.

Wood has already informed Leeds about his desire to join the Clarets and the Whites are willing to sell the player as well.

Spurs submit big money offer for highly rated Englishman who could replace this key star

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Tottenham are interested in signing the Fulham defender Ryan Sessegnon this summer.

The 17-year-old left back is rated as one of the most talented young players around Europe right now and it is no surprise that the Premier League clubs are willing to pay top dollar for him.

According to the Telegraph, Spurs have already submitted a £25 million bid for the 17-year-old Fulham prodigy.

Fulham set to sign Liverpool youngster

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Fulham are on the brink of signing Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The 20-year-old winger was sought after by a number of clubs in the Championship including Aston Villa, Derby County and Middlesborough but it seems that Fulham have won the race to secure his services.

Hull City reject improved offer from Burnley for Clucas

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Hull City have rejected another bid for midfielder Sam Clucas from Premier League club Burnley.

Sean Dyche’s side failed with a £5 million offer for Clucas last week but came back with a £10 million bid for the 26-year-old which has also been rejected by the Tigers.

Hull manager Lenoid Slutsky is determined to keep hold of his star midfielder and is believed to be preparing a contract extension for the player to keep him out of Burnley’s clutches.

EFL follows Premier League to discuss transfer window changes

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The EFL has confirmed it follow the Premier League’s lead and discuss the proposed introduction of a new summer transfer window that closes before the opening game of next season.

The current transfer window closes on August 31, sparking a flurry of deadline day activity, but there have been growing calls to change the rules.

Brighton receive boost to land Leeds United star

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Premier League newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion are reportedly interested in signing Leeds United striker Chris Wood this summer.

The Seagulls have Glenn Murray and Tomer Hemed in their ranks to lead the line but manager Chris Hughton is looking to add a prolific goal scorer to his attacking arsenal.

Derby County close to signing Lawrence

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Derby County manager Gary Rowett is eager to add more players to his squad, despite closing in on a deal for Tom Lawrence.

The Leicester City forward is set to complete a £7 million move to Derby, but Rowett told the BBC he would still like to do more business before the transfer window closes.

Birmingham City interested in Torino midfielder

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English Championship club Birmingham City are reportedly monitoring the situation of Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah, according to reports in Italy.

The Serie A club have made several changes to their squad this summer. Promising defensive midfielder Marco Benassi joined Fiorentina and was replaced by Tomas Rincon who arrived from local rivals Juventus.

Former striker could return to Leeds United

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Ross McCormack could be set to make a surprise return to Leeds United.

McCormack left Elland Road for Fulham three years ago, but according to the Daily Mail the Championship club are interested in adding him to their squad to boost their promotion bid.

The 30-year-old spent last season with Aston Villa, but he struggled to recapture his previous form and spent the second half of the campaign on loan to Nottingham Forest.

Middlesbrough set to beat Everton to Marcel Tisserand signing

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Middlesbrough have jumped to the head of the queue to sign Ingolstadt defender Marcel Tisserand.

Everton and Saint Etienne have both been linked with the 24-year-old, but according to L’Equipe the centre-back is in advanced talks with Boro over a £6.3 million move.

Tisserand joined the German side a year ago from Monaco for around £5m, but he wants to leave after the club were relegated from the Bundesliga last season.

Leeds close to another summer signing, Attacker spotted in town ahead of transfer

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Bundesliga forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga is closing in on a transfer to Leeds United this summer.

According to German outlet Die Welt, the player was in England during the weekend. The Hamburg forward watched Leeds United battle it out against Preston North End at Elland Road.

The forward was spotted at a hotel in Leeds later as well.

Nuno eyeing £20m double deal, Jorge Mendes will help Wolves seal attacker's transfer

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Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking to sign two strikers before the window closes.

According to Daily Mirror, Wolves are interested in securing the services of Nelson Oliveira and Jordan Rhodes.

The Molineux outfit have spent a lot of money this summer but Nuno Espirito Santo believes that his side are in need of cutting edge up front.

Hamburg striker arrives in Leeds ahead of possible move

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Hamburg forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga has arrived in Leeds ahead of a possible season long loan move, according to the Daily Mail.

The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with Leeds United in recent days and the report suggests that he was in West Yorkshire today to sign a season long loan deal with an option to sign a permanent one at completion of the season.

Bilic wants to sign this Newcastle target as a potential replacement for key West Ham star

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West Ham are looking to add to their squad ahead of the new season and the Hammers have identified Brentford’s Jota as a target.

According to Daily Mirror, the Hammers are interested in signing the Spanish playmaker this summer and will fight it out with Newcastle United for the 26-year-old’s services.

Leeds agree deal with 25-yr-old defender, star could be key in their fight for promotion

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Championship outfit Leeds United have agreed on a new deal with key defender Liam Cooper.

The agreement has been confirmed on the club’s official website. The centre back has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him at Elland Road until the end of the 2020/21 season.

The 25-year-old has been a valuable member of Leeds’ starting lineup over the last two seasons.

Wolves odds-on favourites to sign Premier League forward, he could help them secure promotion

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Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers are odds-on favourites to sign the highly rated Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe this summer.

SkyBet are offering odds of 9/4 for the striker to end up at Wolves this summer. However, it is important to note that this is merely speculation from the bookmakers and it does not confirm Wolves’ interest in signing the player.

Leeds agree deal with 28-yr-old star, Player could be key in their fight for promotion

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Leeds United have agreed on a new deal with their key defender Gaetano Berardi. The Championship outfit have confirmed the agreement on their official website.

The experienced defender has signed a three year deal with the Whites and the news will come as a major boost for the Leeds fans. Berardi has been a key player for Leeds over the last few seasons and he will stay at the club until the end of the 2019/20 season now.

Photo: Leeds United transfer complete; Player poses with club shirt, will wear this number

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Manchester United left back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has completed a loan move to Leeds United earlier today.

The move has been confirmed officially by both clubs on their website.

✍️ #LUFC are delighted to announce the signing of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson on a season-long loan.

Photo: Everton agree deal for defender, player poses with new club's scarf after sealing move

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Bolton Wanderers have signed the highly talented Everton defender Antonee Robinson on loan for the next season.

Buzzin to have signed on loan at @OfficialBWFC until January, can’t wait to get started!! pic.twitter.com/DC9Z8Irtl8

- Antonee robinson (@Antonee_Jedi) August 4, 2017

✍ #BWFC are delighted to confirm the arrival of @Antonee_Jedi on loan from @Everton until January ⏩ https://t.

Christiansen close to another signing; Leeds agree defender deal, medical completed yesterday

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Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is all set to spend the next season on loan at Leeds United.

According to Sky Sports, Manchester United and Leeds agreed a loan deal for the highly talented full back and Borthwick-Jackson completed his medical last night.

Leeds will be delighted to have secured his services for the next season.

Photo: Spurs agree deal for box-to-box midfielder, player poses in club shirt after securing move

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Tottenham have agreed on a deal with Championship outfit Aston Villa for the loan transfer of Joshua Onomah.

The highly talented box-to-box midfielder has extended his contract until 2021 and is set to continue his development with regular first team football at Villa Park now.


Championship 2017/18 Preview: Wolves and three other favourites for promotion this season

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The Championship 2017/18 season kicks off tomorrow and several teams will be looking to challenge for a place in the Premier League.

The likes of Wolves have spent heavily this summer and will be one of the favourites to secure promotion. Meanwhile, Aston Villa will be hoping that the charismatic John Terry can lead them back into the top flight.

Everton agree deal for highly rated forward, player set to complete summer move soon

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Everton forward Kieran Dowell is expected to join Nottingham Forest on loan for the next season.

According to Liverpool Echo, the highly talented young forward will complete his summer move within the next 24 hours. In that case, an official confirmation can be expected tomorrow. Sky Sports claim that the deal has already been agreed between the two clubs.

Wolves odds-on favourites to sign PL attacker, he could be crucial in their fight for promotion

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Burnley striker Andre Gray has been linked with a move away from Turf Moor this summer.

The 26-year-old striker has just one year left on his current deal and is demanding a significant pay rise before he signs an extension.

Gray has been linked with the likes of Wolves and West Ham so far.


Ruben Neves, Abel Hernandez and Sunderland’s main man… Names of the Football League, weeks 2 + 3

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We're really back in the swing of things now, aren't we? The second and third gameweeks of the season have been and gone, and as usual for the Football League it was filled with wonder...

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Nelson Oliveira, Portsmouth, Luton… Star names of the Football League, week 1

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Well, it's started all over again. The new Football League season started on Friday night, with ten months of thrills, disappointment, rage, joy, tears and everything in between to come. The...

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4-2-3-1 v Fulham: Norwich without these 4 first team stars for opening game; Stats, Team News & Prediction

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Fulham vs Norwich Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Championship fixture.

Fulham vs Norwich
English Championship 2017/18
5th August, 15:00 pm BST
Craven Cottage, London
Live Stream: Watch Fulham vs Norwich live on Bet365

Fulham vs Norwich Preview

Fulham host Norwich in their Championship opener this weekend and the Londoners will be hoping to extend their impressive run of form against the Canaries with a win.

John Terry, Ruben Neves and 8 more Championship signings to keep an eye on

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Wolverhampton Wanderers continued their impressive run in the EFL Championship by sweeping aside Hull City on Tuesday. The two sides played out an entertaining five goal match at the KCOM Stadium in Hull.

Prior to the game, both clubs were undefeated after their first two games but it was Wolves who prevailed and continued their streak.

3-4-3 v Boro: Wolves without these 5 first team players for their opening game; Key Stats, Team News & Prediction

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Wolves vs Middlesbrough Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Championship fixture.

Wolves vs Middlesbrough
English Championship 2017/18
5th August, 15:00 pm BST
Molineux, Wolverhampton
Live Stream: Follow Wolves vs Middlesbrough live commentary on Sky Sports

Wolves vs Middlesbrough Preview

Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Middlesbrough in the Championship this weekend and the home side will be looking to start their season with a morale boosting win.

European Soccer

European Saturday Rewind: PSG opens with win, Bayern edges Dortmund in Super Cup and more

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Paris Saint-Germain used a goal in each half to open the Ligue 1 campaign with a win.

Edinson Cavani opened the scoring after 42 minutes, before Javier Pastore doubled the lead late in the second-half to defeat newly-promoted Amiens, 2-0 at the Parc Des Princes.. Newly acquired winger Neymar was not in the 18-man squad, while defender Thiago Silva left with a halftime injury.

European Weekend Preview: Bayern faces Dortmund in SuperCup, Ligue 1 resumes, and more

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European action kicks off this weekend with a German SuperCup showdown featuring two of the Bundesliga's best sides.

Reigning Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich travel to German DFB Pokal winners Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, in a rematch of last year's SuperCup. Munich used a 2-0 victory over Dortmund in the 2016 edition, and are tied with Dortmund for the most SuperCup victories with five apiece.