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Alan Pardew: I always expect the sack

5 Dec

CRYSTAL PALACE (4-2-3-1): Hennessey 7; Ward 6, Dann 6, Tomkins 9 (Kelly 89), DELANEY 8; Ledley 6, McArthur 7 (Flamini 89): Zaha 7, Puncheon 7, Townsend 6 (Sako 80); Benteke 7,Subs: Speroni, Campbell, Lee Chung-yong, Fryers.Up next: Hull (a), Premier League, Saturday. SOUTHAMPTON (4-3-3): Forster 4; Soares 7, Fonte 5, Van Dijk 6, Bertrand 6; […]

Jose Mourinho v Pep Guardiola: Top bosses set for January fight over Premier League star

4 Dec

The Mirror claim the Premier League heavyweights face a transfer battle for the talented defender. It’s suggested the Dutchman could be available for just £25m because of a get-out clause in his contract. All three clubs are desperate to strengthen their back line in January.

Van Dyke rumours hot up

4 Dec

Liverpool have joined Manchester City and Everton in the race to sign Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk in January. Saints boss Claude Puel has insisted his star defender is not for sale, but that is unlikely to stop offers being made when the transfer window opens next month. City are said to be favourites to […]

Premier League as it happened: Tottenham, Sunderland and Leicester were all in action

3 Dec

EMPICS Tottenham striker Harry Kane signed a new five-year deal yesterday

Football ‘abuser’ still working in game

3 Dec

Image copyright PA An ex-Southampton FC employee who has been accused of abusing young boys at the club in the 1980s is still working in football, the BBC understands. The man, who has not been named for legal reasons, is understood to have left Southampton after concerns were raised about his behaviour – but is […]

Every Premier League club ranked by average age of their regular players

3 Dec

“Tottenham have the youngest average age, with the likes of Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Eric Dier helping to bring that down” The CIES Football Observatory have worked out the average age of every player in each squad, weighted according to minutes played in the competition up to 21 November […]

England captains in football safety film

3 Dec

Media captionEngland players in child protection film Captains of three England football teams have taken part in a film about how to keep children safe in the sport. The video for the NSPCC and the FA explains how parents and children can raise concerns they may have about adults working in football. The men’s, women’s […]

Southampton contact football abuse police

2 Dec

Image copyright Getty Images Southampton Football Club say they have contacted Hampshire Police after receiving information about allegations of historical abuse. The club say they are offering “full support” to the force in its probe into allegations in the Hampshire area. On Thursday, several former Southampton players alleged they had suffered years of sexual abuse […]

Southampton contact police over historical child abuse probe

2 Dec

Southampton Football Club has contacted police after receiving information in relation to historical child abuse.  The club has said it will work with Hampshire Police as a major probe into historical child sex abuse in youth football continues up and down the country. The news comes as West Midlands Police said it is currently “investigating […]

Two still missing for Southampton

2 Dec

Southampton have no new injury concerns for the trip to Crystal Palace with Dusan Tadic and Matt Targett the only absentees. A nose injury that has forced Tadic to wear a mask in training has ruled him out of the fixture, while Targett remains a long-term absentee because of a hamstring problem. As he has […]