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Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham must emulate Barcelona’s academy success

27 Aug

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is determined to continue promoting from within, despite many of his Premier League rivals flexing their financial muscles as the transfer deadline looms. Spurs have shelled out £28million for new players so far this summer, with Victor Wanyama joining from Southampton and Vincent Janssen arriving from AZ Alkmaar. Having finished third […]

Europa League: West Ham 0-1 Astra Giurgiu (1-2 agg): Hammers out of Europe at play-off round

26 Aug

West Ham’s European adventure was brought to an end before it had really begun – by a 35-year-old who used to play for Barnsley. The Hammers crashed to their first defeat at the London Stadium, a humiliating 1-0 Europa League play-off loss to Astra Giurgiu, thanks to a goal from former Tykes and West Brom […]

Taylor set to return

22 Aug

Swansea defender Neil Taylor will be involved for the first time this season in the EFL Cup tie at Peterborough. Taylor had an extended break after Wales reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 last month and will feature in a much-changed side, which could see Ki Sung-yueng, Jefferson Montero, Angel Rangel and Nathan Dyer make […]

Forsyth suffers second knee injury

22 Aug

Craig Forsyth came off in the 66th minute of Derby’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa Derby County defender Craig Forsyth has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) after missing the majority of last season with the same injury. The 27-year-old picked up the injury in the Rams’ goalless draw against Aston Villa on Saturday. He […]

Pic Special: Liverpool’s awful third kit ranks among the worst football shirts ever seen

21 Aug

Many throughout the country spend their Saturday afternoons nursing painful hangovers and watching the footy. So when they’re confronted with a revolting florescent green kit it doesn’t tend to go down too well. The vomit-inducing Reds strip is truly one of the worst ever seen in Premier League history – and supporters were rightly disgusted. […]

Phelan hopes for quick decision

21 Aug

Caretaker boss Mike Phelan hopes Hull City make a decision on whether or not to appoint him on a permanent basis soon. Phelan has been in temporary charge of the Premier League club since Steve Bruce’s resignation earlier in the summer. The Tigers were expected to struggle by many due to Bruce’s departure and a […]

Everton boss describes how Romelu Lukaku told him he didn’t want transfer

21 Aug

“He came into the manager’s office and said he was no longer leaving” Ronald Koeman However, Koeman says the Belgian simply walked into his office and told his manager he had changed his mind. Koeman said: “Ten days before the transfer deadline he came into the manager’s office and said he […]

Bolton 2-1 Fleetwood Town: Match Report

20 Aug

Bolton equal best start to league season in 82 years with Fleetwood win Josh Vela ensured Bolton equalled their best start to a league season in 82 years with a late goal to complete a comeback 2-1 victory over Fleetwood at the […]

Spurs chief plays down Townsend spat talk

20 Aug

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino claims there was nothing personal in his decision to sell Andros Townsend. Townsend is expected to line up for Crystal Palace against Spurs in their Premier League clash on Saturday and the winger could be forgiven for feeling like he has a point to prove. Joining Tottenham’s academy aged eight, Townsend […]

Stewart deal not dead – Rowett

11 Aug

Greg Stewart has scored 32 goals in 84 appearances for Dundee since signing from Cowdenbeath in July 2014 Birmingham City’s bid to sign Dundee striker Greg Stewart is “not 100% dead”, says boss Gary Rowett. The Championship club agreed an initial fee of around £500,000 with the Dark Blues for Stewart, 26, only for him […]