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Bonucci bids Juventus farewell after AC Milan move

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Rome (AFP) – Italy international defender Leonardo Bonucci took out a page in a local newspaper on Saturday to thank Juventus fans for their support after agreeing a shock move to rivals AC Milan.

Bonucci, 30, is joining Milan on a five-year deal after seven seasons in Turin, where he won six successive Serie A titles with Juventus and played in two Champions League finals.

Bonucci bids Juventus farewell after AC Milan move

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Rome (AFP) – Italy international defender Leonardo Bonucci took out a page in a local newspaper on Saturday to thank Juventus fans for their support after agreeing a shock move to rivals AC Milan.

Bonucci, 30, is joining Milan on a five-year deal after seven seasons in Turin, where he won six successive Serie A titles with Juventus and played in two Champions League finals.

Ex Disney chief in Portsmouth takeover talks

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London (AFP) – The billionaire former chairman of US entertainment giant the Walt Disney Corporation is in talks to buy English fourth-tier club Portsmouth, the south coast side has confirmed.

Following a report in The News, Portsmouth’s local newspaper, that American media mogul Michael Eisner was looking to complete a takeover, the Portsmouth Supporters Trust, which owns the club, said in a statement issued Wednesday: “Due to the current interest from Mr Eisner the PST are suspending voting rights for all new Members.

Ex Disney chief in Portsmouth takeover talks

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London (AFP) – The billionaire former chairman of US entertainment giant the Walt Disney Corporation is in talks to buy English fourth-tier club Portsmouth, the south coast side has confirmed.

Following a report in The News, Portsmouth’s local newspaper, that American media mogul Michael Eisner was looking to complete a takeover, the Portsmouth Supporters Trust, which owns the club, said in a statement issued Wednesday: “Due to the current interest from Mr Eisner the PST are suspending voting rights for all new Members.

FC Midtjylland

Louis Van Gaal must quit, says Manchester United fans group and newspaper

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A leading supporters' organization said Manchester United had hit a "new low" as the local newspaper took the unusual step of calling for manager Louis van Gaal to be sacked following Thursday's Europa League defeat by unheralded Danish side FC Midtjylland.

Some United fans who made the trip to Herning, where match tickets cost as much as £71 (91 Euros, $101), were heard to turn on their own side with abusive chants as United suffered a miserable 2-1 loss.

Louis Van Gaal must quit, says Manchester United fans group and newspaper

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A leading supporters' organization said Manchester United had hit a "new low" as the local newspaper took the unusual step of calling for manager Louis van Gaal to be sacked following Thursday's Europa League defeat by unheralded Danish side FC Midtjylland.

Some United fans who made the trip to Herning, where match tickets cost as much as £71 (91 Euros, $101), were heard to turn on their own side with abusive chants as United suffered a miserable 2-1 loss.

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FA Issue Blanket Ban On Youth Football Match Reports For Being ‘Demoralising And Upsetting’

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Seeing your name proudly on display in the local paper after a Sunday League match will sadly be a thing of the past for an entire generation of young footballers after the FA issued a blanket ban on the publication of youth game match reports a day or two ago.

In their infinite wisdom, the FA have seen fit to ban local newspapers, club and league websites and social media channels from reporting on youth matches on the basis that publishing results could demoralise young players.