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Hazard, Ozil, Aguero… the most valuable XI in the Prem based on transfer market worth

17 May

CLICK THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE TO SEE THE MOST VALUABLE XI IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE The 2015/16 season is drawing to a close with only cup competition winners to be decided – which means the time for transfers will soon be upon us. But which players are worth the most in the English top flight […]

Spurs building for the future – King

6 Apr

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is building a side that compete for the title for years to come, according to legend Ledley King. Spurs are pushing Leicester at the top of the league and appear to be the only remaining side in with a chance of denying the Foxes the title, as they sit in second […]

Crystal Palace sign Margate’s Ladapo

31 Mar

Freddie Ladapo’s form for Margate has earned him a move to FA Cup semi-finalists Crystal Palace Crystal Palace have signed striker Freddie Ladapo from non-league Margate for an undisclosed fee. Ladapo, who has attracted interest from a number of clubs this season, has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract. The 23-year-old joined National League South side Margate […]

Pardew had Gutierrez ‘concerns’ in 2011

29 Mar

Jonas Gutierrez joined Newcastle from Spanish side Real Mallorca in 2008 Ex-boss Alan Pardew had concerns about Jonas Gutierrez’s future at Newcastle four years before he was released. Pardew said the midfielder was unlikely to be a regular starter despite offering him a four-year deal in 2011. The 32-year-old, who was released in 2015, is […]

Wales’ Edwards hoping to be fit for Euro 2016

27 Mar

Dave Edwards joined Wolves in January 2008 Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards is still hoping to be fit for Wales duty at this summer’s European Championship. The 30-year-old has been out for two months following surgery on a broken bone in his foot. He was due to be out for 12 weeks, giving him little time […]

Bolton’s Wilkinson in Pompey loan move

26 Mar

Conor Wilkinson has made only two league starts for Bolton Portsmouth have signed striker Conor Wilkinson on loan from Bolton Wanderers until the end of the season. Wilkinson, 21, who has recently been on loan at Newport, would be eligible to play in the League Two play-offs should Portsmouth be involved. He is not available […]

FA chief on Aston Villa’s radar as Midlands giants eye radical revamp

25 Mar

Whoever gets the job will sit alongside Bernstein, Lord Mervyn King and former boss Brian Little on the football board, which will sit below the club’s main board. But their might be stumbling blocks to landing Ashworth. He could be reluctant to leave the FA for a Championship club and the new head of football […]

Marcotti: Cruyff was the game's trailblazer

25 Mar

print The religious analogy is badly overused in football. Yet if there is an instance when it is apt to wheel it out without running the risk of slipping back into the trite, it’s to mark the life of Hendrik Johannes Cruijff, better known as Johan Cruyff, who died on March 24. He was one […]

Sunderland’s Jack Rodwell admits real reason for Black Cats’ struggles

24 Mar

Sam Allardyce’s side have thrown away leads in their last two away games at Southampton and Newcastle. Looking back at Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Newcastle, he said: “We were all a bit deflated because it felt a bit like a loss. “We ran out of steam at the end. It has happened twice now and […]

Sports Direct boss brands MPs ‘a joke’

22 Mar

Image copyright PA Image caption Sports Direct was founded by billionaire Mike Ashley – who also owns Newcastle United Football Club Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley has branded MPs “a joke” and confirmed he will not give evidence in Parliament about how his workers are treated. Mr Ashley responded after being summoned to appear in Parliament […]