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Official: Alan Pardew Is West Brom’s Exciting New Manager For An Exciting New Age

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There you have it. The deed is done. Alan Pardew is officially the latest chapter in West Brom's ongoing 10-year commitment to hiring utterly uninspiring managers.

Pardew has been appointed on a two-and-a-half year contract, replacing Tony Pulis, who replaced Alan Irvine, who replaced Pepe Mel, who replaced Steve Clarke, who replaced Roy Hodgson, who replaced Roberto Di Matteo, who replaced Tony Mowbray, who replaced Bryan Robson, who replaced Gary Megson.

Official: Everton Confirm That Ronald Koeman Has Left The Club With Immediate Effect

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October 2nd, 2017: Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri gives his "full and total support" to Ronald Koeman after spending £140million over the summer and overseeing a less than impressive start to the season, including a 1-0 defeat to Burnley the previous day.

Official: Crystal Palace Appoint Roy Hodgson As New Manager On Two-Year Deal (Photo)

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Amid all the Champions League hubbub, Crystal Palace chose Tuesday night to officially appoint Roy Hodgson as their new manager.

The 70-year-old replaces Frank de Boer, who was sacked just four matches into his tenure and becoming the first ever manager in Premier League history to lose his job without seeing his side score a single goal.

Transfers & Rumours

Diego Costa Pens Obligatory Open Letter To Chelsea Fans After Wrapping Up Atletico Madrid Return

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It's done. Diego Costa has officially returned to the employ of Atletico Madrid, with the striker's Chelsea exit confirmed by both parties on Tuesday night.

The transaction, said to be valued in excess of £50million, will take effect on the first day of January, 2018 the day on which Atleti's current transfer embargo is lifted.

Official: Chelsea Confirm Diego Costa Is Free To Return To Atletico Madrid With Heartfelt 30-Word Statement

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It's over. It's finally... over.

Chelsea have announced that they've struck a deal with Atletico Madrid that will finally allow Diego Costa to return from whence he came.

The Blues issued a statement via their club website confirming as much, and incredibly touching it was too all 30 words of it.

Reports: Karim Benzema’s New Four-Year Contract Extension With Real Madrid Includes Bonkers €1bn Release Clause

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Despite being linked with an exit for the past dozen consecutive transfer windows, but today Karim Benzema has committed his long-term future to Real Madrid.

The 29-year-old French striker, who is currently in his ninth season at Los Blancos, has signed a new four-year contract extension thus tying him to the club beyond his 33rd birthday.

Official: Fenerbahce Tentatively Agree To Take Vincent Janssen On Loan From Tottenham For Rest Of Season

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Fenerbahce have announced that they've come to a tentative arrangement with Tottenham to take Vincent Janssen off their hands for the remainder of the season.

The Dutch international striker has failed to gel at Spurs, scoring just six goals (many of which were penalties) in 38 appearances to date.

Lightning Round-Up: Handy List Of All The Premier League Movers And Shakers On Transfer Deadline Day

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That's it. The summer transfer window has closed, with the Premier League racking up an enormous net spend of £665million in the process taking the top-flight's total 25-year outlay past the £1.41billion mark.

Let's see what people got for their money, eh?

Financial Fair Play Be Damned: PSG Welcome Kylian Mbappe On Board In Yet Another Exorbitant Cash-Spluff

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Monaco have been plundered once again as PSG have announced that their convoluted deal to sign Kylian Mbappe has now officially gone through.

The transfer basically boils down to a long-term contract, beginning with a bullshit one-season loan, presumably to allow the young lad to gain a vital bit of experience.

Official: Swansea Sign Renato ‘Golden Boy’ Sanches On Season-Long Loan From Bayern Munich

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As unlikely as it may sound, Swansea City have secured the services of Renato Sanches on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich.

The Swans announced their big coup on deadline day, confirming that the 20-year-old will spent the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign at the Liberty Stadium...

Welcome to @SwansOfficial, Renato Sanches.

Official: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Pulls On His New Liverpool Shirt For The First Time (Photos)

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With an agreement struck hours earlier, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain officially completed his £35-40million switch between Arsenal and Liverpool on Wednesday afternoon after successfully coming through a medical at England's training base at St George's Park.

Just to seal the deal, the midfielder was then allowed to pull on his new shirt for the first time and pose for a series of official club portraits.

Official: Tottenham Complete £23m Deal To Sign Serge Aurier From PSG

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With a timely assist from the French judicial system, Tottenham have completed their deal to sign Serge Aurier from PSG.

The flying right-back joins for a fee of around £23million, has signed a five-year contract and will wear the No.24 shirt last sported by none other than Brad Friedel...

Official: Kieran Gibbs Joins West Brom On Permanent Deal After 13 Years At Arsenal (Photo)

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After Watford pulled out yesterday, West Brom have swooped in and wrapped up a deal to sign Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal.

The initial fee is reported to be £5million, rising to a potential £7million in add-ons, et cetera.

Gibbs, 27, has signed a four-year contract and will wear the No.

Official: Stoke City Sign Tottenham Cast-Off Kevin Wimmer In £18m Deal (Photo)

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Stoke City have announced the signing of Kevin Wimmer from Tottenham in a deal worth a not-insignificant £18million.

Having made just 15 league appearances for Spurs since joining from Cologne two summers ago, the Austrian centre-back has decided to cut his losses and move on, signing a five-year contract with the Potters.

Cack-Footed: Ousmane Dembele Rivals Paulinho For Skill And Trickery While ‘Freestyling’ At Barcelona Unveiling (Video)

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Just as Paulinho recently wowed the crowd with a stunning display of six kick-ups in a row, Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona's new club record signing, decided to seize the chance and show the Barcelona fans exactly what he's all aboutduring his grand unveiling.

Mere days after joining the Catalan club in a £96million deal, the 20-year-old French forward dazzled his audience with a quick burst of fleet-footed magic.

Official: Samir Nasri Ends Patchy Six-Year Man City Stint By Joining Antalyaspor On Freebie

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Samir Nasri's time at Man City is now officially at an end, just one or perhaps two years later than the cord should have been cut.

After six long, eventful years at City, the last of which was spent on loan Sevilla, Nasri has moved on by signing a two-year deal with Turkish side Antalyaspor.

Official: Everton Pilfer Gylfi Sigurdsson From Swansea In Club Record £45m Deal (Photo)

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One of the more protracted transfer wrangles of the summer has finally concluded with the news that Everton have successfully pilfered Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea for a club record fee.

The actual price tag is officially undisclosed but is being widely reported as a piffling £45million mere chump change in this day and age.

Official: Stoke City Sign Jese Rodriguez On Loan, Add To Impressive Haul Of Ex-Champions League Winners (Photo)

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In what surely must be the first recorded interaction between the two sides, Stoke City have signed Jese Rodriguez from PSG.

The 24-year-old forward moves to the Potters on a season-long loan having passed his medical on Tuesday...

We all need a bit of inspiration halfway through the working week.

Official: Barcelona Sign Tottenham Cast-Off Paulinho From Guangzhou Evergrande In €40m Wrangle

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Having just been relieved of one Brazilian superstar, Barcelona have gone and signed ex-Tottenham flop Paulinho for the princely sum of €40million.

Paulinho left Spurs to join Guangzhou Evergrande for £17million amid something of a career torpor back in July of 2015.

Any excuse to watch Paulinho's shot against Burnley again.

Official: Stoke Shore Up €7.7m Deal To Re-Sign Bruno Martins Indi On Permanent Basis (Photo & Video)

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After dragging it out for months, Stoke City have finally shaken on a €7.7million deal with Porto to re-sign Bruno Martins Indi on a permanent basis.

The Dutch international centre-back spent last season on loan at the Potters, who reportedly had to stave off interest from Crystal Palace to recapture their man.

Official: Watford Pluck Striker Andre Gray From Burnley In £18.5m Deal

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Time rolls on and fees continue to spiral with the news today that Andre Gray has swapped Burnley for Watford in an £18.5million deal.

Gray, who scored nine goals in 32 Premier League appearances for the Clarets last time out, has signed a five-year at Vicarage Road...

| #watfordfc have completed the signing of @AndreGray7 from @BurnleyOfficial for a club record fee.

Weird, And Not In A Good Way: We Challenge You To Make Any Sense Of Roma’s Unsettling ‘Welcome Neymar’ Video

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It kind of sneaked under the radar, but PSG signed Neymar from Barcelona last night for a world record £196million transfer fee.

As soon as the deal was finalised, the Parisian club went big on social media, churning out a deluge of various flashing images and crude Photoshops to welcome their new Brazilian investment unto their fold.

Official: Barcelona Confirm Neymar Shirked Today’s Training Session As PSG Move Edges Nearer To Completion

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It would appear for all the world that Neymar's increasingly tiresome 'shock' transfer from Barcelona to PSG is finally gearing up to go through.

Indeed, Barca have taken the unorthodox tack of officially confirming that the Brazilian forward shirked training at the Joan Gamper centre this morning.

Official: Nemanja Matic Completes Nice, Practical £40m Man Utd Transfer (Photo)

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We've already seen him wearing the kit so this shouldn't come as a huge shock but Nemanja Matic is now officially, as of this afternoon, a Manchester United player.

The Serbian midfielder joins from Chelsea in a deal reportedly worth between £35-40million, signing a three-year contract at Old Trafford.

Official: Kurt Zouma Joins Stoke On Season-Long Loan From Chelsea (Photo)

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Stoke City have pulled off a rather neato little coup by securing the services of Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

The deal was made official this afternoon...

✍️ #SCFC are pleased to confirm the signing of @KurtZouma on a season-long loan from @premierleague Champions @ChelseaFC#WelcomeZouma ⚪️ pic.

Top 10: Leonardo Bonucci Joins Exclusive Club Of Footballers Who Have Played For AC Milan, Inter Milan And Juventus

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Christian Bonucci is now officially under the employ of AC Milan after completing his shock €42milliontransfer from Juventus today.

The 30-year-old defender has signed a five-year contract at the Rossoneri, with full-back Mattia De Sciglio going to Juve as part of the overall deal.

Official: Kyle Walker Ditches Tottenham For Man City In £45m Mega Move (Photo)

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Kyle Walker has joined Man City in a deal that could eventually land Tottenham as much as £50million.

The initial fee is £45million, with another £5million in add-ons written into the small print.

Walker has signed a five-year contract at City and will wear the No.

Back In Blue: After 13 Years Away, Wayne Rooney Moves Back To Boyhood Club Everton On Freebie Deal (Photos & Video)

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'Tis truly the end of an era.

After 13 years at Manchester United, during which he won five Premier League titles, one Champions League and became their all-time top goalscorer, Wayne Rooney has finally returned to the club that birthed him unto the world.

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Everton have today confirmed that the 31-year-old has completed his grand return to Goodison Park on a free transfer as part of the much, much more expensive deal that will see Romelu Lukaku sign for United in return.

Manchester United

Official: Romelu Lukaku Is Finally Wearing The Famous Red Shirt Of Manchester United (Photos)

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Right, okay, it's official Romelu Lukaku is now a Manchester United player having finally completed his £75million move from Everton.

First of all i want to thank God for this opportunity. Delighted and blessed to be part of the greatest club in the world @ManUtd pic.

Manchester United 4-0 Wigan EPL 15/9/2012 Official highlights

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Webb is in: Should we be worried?

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Howard Webb will take charge of Sunday's potential title decider at Old Trafford. Now, before you sink your pain into some unlucky bloke's face, do we as Chelsea supporters even have reason to be upset?


Cordial debate

Webb is known for a pro-United bias.

Arsenal

Official: Arsenal Confirm Arsene Wenger Has Signed New Two-Year Contract Extension To Stay On As Manager

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It's official. Arsene Wenger has signed a new contract extension that will see him stay on as Arsenal manager for at least the next two years.

After reports circulated yesterday, the club have now confirmed that Arsene is there man for the foreseeable...

We can confirm that the club has agreed a new contract with Arsène Wenger https://t.

Arsenal are the top Premier League team on Twitter! FOUR MILLION!

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ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB REACHES FOUR MILLION FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER from Arsenal.com Gunners become third sports team in world to reach four million mark..... Arsenal Football Club has reached four million followers on Twitter. The Gunners are the first sports team in the United Kingdom to reach the landmark, and the third in the world after [.

The transfer window IS open, so why haven’t Arsenal announced these two signings?

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There has been much discussion on here about whether the transfer window really is open or not, and I can assure you that it DEFINITELY is open. In England it opened on the last day of the season and transfers between British clubs can be ratified straight away, but most players contracts run from July 1st each year, which is why they are not totally completed until that date.

Caen happy to confirm Arsenal move for Niang

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It was announced this week that the young Caen striker Mbaye Niang was going to be coming to Arsenal on trial, there were reports that his bosses at the French side were unhappy that Arsene Wenger was trying to poach the 5million-rated U21 France international. But after the various reports hostile to Arsenal, Caen have [.

The Rest

Some Soccer News for Oct 10, 2017

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It's Day 283 of 2017.


Germany in World Cup Qualifying:
  • 10 games
  • 10 wins
  • +39 GD
Yes, they are going to win the World Cup again next summer. Mark it down.

dN

Its official now - Netherlands is OUT of World Cup.
  • Other recent European qualifiers Czechia, Turkey and Ukraine out too.

Official: Joe Hart Signs For West Ham On One-Season Loan Deal (Photo)

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'Tis done. England goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed for West Ham on a season-long loan deal from Man City.

The Hammers unveiled their new boy with this piece of nonsensical rigmarole...

Welcome to the family... pic.twitter.com/tx5cpRQDfg

— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 18, 2017

After being informed he was surplus to Pep Guardiola's requirements at City, Hart spent last season on loan at Torino where he conceded 64 goals in 37 Serie A appearances.

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 1, Atlanta United 1

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It's official: The Portland Timbers are in a bit of a funk.

Are there reasons for the funk? Sure. They've had a series of injuries in the attack and are going through a tough stretch in the schedule. But they've also dropped some points they shouldn't have, and have put in performances unbecoming a team that has trophy aspirations.

UIL release: Northside ISD to treat incident of 2 football players targeting a referee as ‘assault’

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High school football 2015: Week 2

In the latest events surrounding the two San Antonio Jay football players who targeted an official during a game Friday, a Jay assistant has been placed on administrative leave.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Jay assistant Mack Breed was put on administrative leave.

Premiership Match Officals Announced September 1st and September 2nd Games

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Saturday 1st September West Ham United v Fulham (12.45pm) Referee: A Taylor Assistants: S Long, M McDonough Fourth Official: L Mason Swansea City v Sunderland (3pm) Referee: R East Assistants: P Kirkup, A Garratt Fourth Official: A Marriner Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City (3pm) Referee: M Halsey Assistants: S Ledger, R Ganfield Fourth Official: T [.