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Russia vs Ivory Coast Friendly Preview

Mar 22 10:50pm Futbolgrad
Russia vs Ivory Coast – Friday 19:00 MST/21:00 Krasnodar Stadium – Krasnodar. Russia continues its preparations for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. On Friday, Russia will face Ivory Coast in Krasnodar, and then will entertain Belgium on March 28 in Sochi. Both games will take place in Russia’s southern region in order to escape the […] The post Russia vs Ivory Coast – Friendly Preview appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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Germany vs England Lukas Podolski Celebrates Final Match with a Wonder Goal

Mar 22 10:11pm Futbolgrad
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Diego Maradona: the disastrous Sevilla diaries

Mar 22 10:00pm These Football Times
Ask any football follower about the greatest players to play the sport and Diego Maradona will gloriously be at the very top of most lists. A career that started and ended in his homeland of Argentina, Maradona’s path detoured at some of football’s most prestigious locations – Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Newell’s Old Boys and famously… The post Diego Maradona: the disastrous Sevilla diaries appeared first on These Football Times.
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Arshavin and Hleb: the wild talent of two unfulfilled mavericks

Mar 22 9:00pm These Football Times
On 23 February 2017, Russian side Krylya Sovetov faced Kazakh side Kairat Almaty in a behind closed doors friendly. Kairat won the game 1-0 thanks to a goal from Brazilian Isael Barbosa. On paper this friendly had next to no significance but for Arsenal fans it signalled the meeting of two of the great what… The post Arshavin and Hleb: the wild talent of two unfulfilled mavericks appeared first on These Football Times.
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Lukas Podolski's goalscoring Germany farewell

Mar 22 5:43pm UEFA.com - FIFA World Cup - News
Lukas Podolski scored a stunning winner against England in his Germany farwell on Wednesday and we have the best of the photos from Dortmund as we look back at his greatest international moments.
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Who are the three leading contenders for Liverpools player of the year?

Mar 22 3:30pm The Boot Room
As the Premier League comes towards the run-in, the Liverpool players that have impressed this season will have one eye on the player of the year award. Jurgen Klopp’s side have impressed at times this season and there have been some particularly impressive performers that have allowed Liverpool to keep in touch with those at […]...
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Who are the three leading contenders for Manchester Uniteds player of the year?

Mar 22 3:15pm The Boot Room
All in all, from a Manchester United perspective, you would have to admit that Jose Mourinho’s first season at Old Trafford has been a success up to this point ahead of the last ten league fixtures. With a piece of silverware already in the bag courtesy of the dramatic EFL Cup victory over Southampton, a […]...
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Why are West Ham set to benefit from the international break?

Mar 22 3:00pm The Boot Room
On the back of Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Leicester, West Ham United enter the international break with just two points from their last five matches. This lacklustre haul leaves the side in 12th place, nine points clear of relegation, but someway behind last season’s impressive campaign. In fact, even if the Hammers were to win […]...
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Manchester City round-up: Bravo replacement update; race for 26million defender; Bellerin open to move

Mar 22 2:30pm The Boot Room
According to reports in The Sun, via Portuguese outlet Record, Manchester City have agreed a deal with young Benfica goalkeeper Ederson Moraes ahead of a summer move to the Etihad. The 23-year-old is believed to be a straight-up replacement for the struggling Claudio Bravo and the soon to be out of contract Willy Caballero, with […]...
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Arsenal round-up: Club attractive option for Monaco star; Bellerin discusses Barcelona; Cech injury update

Mar 22 2:00pm The Boot Room
Kylian Mbappe continues to make headlines across Europe and there are a lot of clubs tracking his progress. He scored another brace at the weekend and has earned his first call-up to the French national team in the process. The forward will have his pick of clubs during the summer and Arsenal have a good […]...
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Untold Declines: The Forgotten Campaign of FC Istres

Mar 22 1:44pm Outside of the Boot
The post Untold Declines: The Forgotten Campaign of FC Istres appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Football News 24/7  James Kelly returns with Untold Declines, looking at the French side FC Istres and their short stay in Ligue 1. In the south of France, just north of the town of Istres lies the Étang de L’Olivier lake. In 2008, a water jet, a sort of artificial geyser, was installed. The highest […] The post Untold Declines: The Forgotten Campaign of FC Istres appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Sir Alex Ferguson on the Europa League should Manchester United listen to his advice?

Mar 22 10:30am The Boot Room
Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken to ESPN to reveal that he believes that the club should go all out in their attempts to win the Europa League this season, with an upcoming quarter-final tie against Anderlecht which could put them into the final four. Ferguson said: “The thing is, we’ve never won the Europa League. We’ve […]...
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Who will win the Premier League Golden Boot? feat. Arsenal and Tottenham stars

Mar 22 8:00am The Boot Room
With only ten games to go until the end of the 2016/17 Premier League campaign, it’s about that time of the year where the race to win the Golden Boot really begins to heat up. Embed from Getty Images Chelsea are currently sitting pretty at the top of the table, ten points clear of their […]...
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Where do Middlesbrough go next after Aitor Karankas sacking?

Mar 22 6:00am The Boot Room
After over three seasons at the helm, Middlesbrough have finally called time on Aitor Karanka’s reign at the Riverside Stadium. Despite saving the club from free-fall when he took charge in November 2013, terrible form over the past couple of months saw him sacked last Friday. As Boro Chairman Steve Gibson has pressed the panic […]...
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Bayern vs 1860 Derby Day In Munich

Mar 22 5:40am The Set Pieces
Bayern Munich might be targeting European glory and international expansion but, for... The post Bayern vs 1860 – Derby Day In Munich appeared first on The Set Pieces.
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Manchester United midfielder's performance against Middlesbrough should earn him a first-team run

Mar 22 5:30am The Boot Room
Jesse Lingard was superb against Middlesbrough on Sunday and he underlined why he can be an important player for Manchester United during the run-in. His potential to be a regular first team player for the first team at Old Trafford has often been dismissed by the wider footballing public, but he has a knack of […]...
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Everton midfielder linked with Tottenham move - but is he even needed?

Mar 22 5:00am The Boot Room
Tottenham are leading the race to sign Everton’s in-demand midfielder Ross Barkley during the summer, according to the Daily Mail. Mauricio Pochettino is a long-time admirer of the England international and could be ready to make a move after the midfielder’s recent upturn in form. Everton want to extend his contract as his current deal […]...
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anchester United round-up: Striker set for summer exit; Mourinho wants reunion with Chelsea star; Schweinsteiger departs

Mar 22 4:30am The Boot Room
The Independent say that Wayne Rooney is expected to complete a free transfer to his former club Everton in the summer transfer window to bring an end to his stay in Manchester, having joined the club as an 18-year-old in 2004. Manchester United are said to be happy to allow him to leave for free, […]...
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Chelsea round-up: Deal with Monaco man agreed; Courtois wants new deal; Kante "overrated" says midfielder

Mar 22 4:15am The Boot Room
Chelsea have agreed terms with in-demand midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko which could see him move from Monaco to Chelsea, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague on Twitter. The club are still thought to have to agree a fee with the club, but have reached an agreement on personal terms. The 22-year-old Frenchman has scored three […]...
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Blink and youll miss it, part 2: Thames AFC 1930-32

Mar 22 4:10am
ALL BLUE DAZE introduces us to the second club to feature in our new series on those who paid a short visit to the Football League before disappearing either back to where they came from, or out of existence completely. There’s a thing about football clubs and communities. Whilst, especially in contemporary days, ownership may rest in […]...
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Liverpool round-up: Everton battle for defender; forward reveals January rejection; offer made for left-back

Mar 22 4:00am The Boot Room
The Daily Mail say that Liverpool are preparing to do battle with city rivals Everton over a move for Burnley defender Michael Keane, with Manchester City and Leicester City also having an interest in the former Manchester United centre-back. Currently with the England squad, the 24-year-old could be in line for his first cap this week. The […]...
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The kidnap of Quini in 1981, one of Spains finest goalscorers

Mar 22 12:00am These Football Times
Modern football has become so sanitised in this day and age that it’s hard to recall if there was ever a time that top European football players were always so readily approachable. Teams of security personnel, management consultants and the like pore over just about every detail and facet of a player’s life that it’s hard… The post The kidnap of Quini in 1981, one of Spain’s finest goalscorers appeared first on These Football Times.
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Schweinsteiger Writes Final Chapter with Chicago Fire

Mar 21 11:54pm Futbolgrad
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Gegenpressing Bundesliga Podcast Germany vs England

Mar 21 11:00pm Futbolgrad
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Copa Libertadores 2017: Top 10 Talent Radar Young Players to Watch

Mar 21 6:30pm Outside of the Boot
The post Copa Libertadores 2017: Top 10 Talent Radar Young Players to Watch appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Tom Robinson has a look at the top 10 young players to look out for during the Copa Libertadores 2017. The 58th edition of the Copa Libertadores, the South American equivalent of the Champions League, has now reached the group stage and now after an extended qualification phase the tournament proper is beginning to heat up. As […] The post Copa Libertadores 2017: Top 10 Talent Radar Young Players to Watch appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Mixed reaction as Manchester United's Wayne Rooney is linked with summer Everton move

Mar 21 6:30pm The Boot Room
The Independent claimed on Tuesday night that Wayne Rooney is hoping to make a summer move back to his boyhood club, Everton, on a free transfer. The United captain has made 145 assists and scored 250 goals in 550 games for the Red Devils to date and is seen as a hero by many, having spent […]...
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Who are the three leading contenders for Chelsea's player of the year?

Mar 21 4:00pm The Boot Room
Chelsea are enjoying a brilliant season under Antonio Conte as they make up for lost time following the disastrous season that they endured under Jose Mourinho and then Guus Hiddink last season. Still on track for a potential double, the Blues have been resurgent in a new look 3-4-3 formation with the starting eleven barely […]...
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West Ham linked with Manchester United veteran - would a move work for both parties?

Mar 21 3:30pm The Boot Room
Sky Sports claim that West Ham United are tracking the situation of Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney and could launch a summer move for the experienced forward if the Red Devils allow him to leave the club at the end of the season. What would Rooney bring to West Ham? Experience, goals and one of the […]...
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Premier League: Team of the Week XXIX feat. Manchester United and City stars

Mar 21 3:00pm The Boot Room
It was another pulsating weekend of football in the Premier League, as Antonio Conte and Chelsea continued their charge toward the Premier League title with a late 2-1 victory at Stoke. Despite losing star striker Harry Kane to injury when on FA Cup duty, second-place Tottenham were able to keep pace with the leaders, with Christian […]...
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Manchester City round-up: FA charge; Guardiola reflects on draw; attacking target reacts to speculation

Mar 21 2:00pm The Boot Room
Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association (FA) after failing to keep their players under control during the 1-1 draw with top-four rivals Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, as reported by BBC Sport. Pep Guardiola’s side protested after Gael Clichy’s foul on Roberto Firmino was deemed a penalty by referee Michael Oliver, with James […]...
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Arsenal round-up: Summer rebuilding planned; Kroenke's wealth released; Vardy discusses rejecting Gunners

Mar 21 1:45pm The Boot Room
The Mirror have a report discussing the summer rebuilding job ahead of Arsenal as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are both set to leave the club at the end of the season. They also state that Arsene Wenger is set to agree on a new two-year contract at the Emirates Stadium, despite the team’s recent […]...
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Tottenham round-up: Spurs lead chase for Everton star; players praise team resilience

Mar 21 1:30pm The Boot Room
As speculation over Mauricio Pochettino’s summer transfer plans gathers pace, the latest reports emerging from White Hart Lane will be of great interest to the club’s followers, as the North Londoners have reportedly become front-runners in the race to acquire the signature of Everton play-maker, Ross Barkley. Much like Kane for Spurs, England youngster Barkley […]...
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Belgium v Greece Betting Tips

Mar 21 11:56am The Set Pieces
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Portugal v Hungary Betting Tips

Mar 21 11:56am The Set Pieces
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Bulgaria v Netherlands Betting Tips

Mar 21 11:54am The Set Pieces
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Italy v Albania Betting Tips

Mar 21 11:54am The Set Pieces
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Luxembourg v France Betting Tips

Mar 21 11:54am The Set Pieces
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Republic Of Ireland v Wales Betting Tips

Mar 21 11:52am The Set Pieces
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Spain v Israel Betting Tips

Mar 21 11:52am The Set Pieces
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Can Leicester City do the impossible in this seasons Champions League competition?

Mar 21 6:00am The Boot Room
In the aftermath of Leicester’s glorious victory over Sevilla, there was a peculiar trend among English football writers to make excuses for the failure of other English teams, rather than to praise the success of Jamie Vardy & co. This may be a reluctance to jinx the Leicester fairy tale, or possibly an acceptance that […]...
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Manchester United round-up: Major target rules out move; Shaw wants exit; Mourinho discusses squad balance

Mar 21 5:45am The Boot Room
Antoine Griezmann has shocked many Manchester United fans as he appeared to rule out a move to England this summer as he told L’Equipe, as translated by the Mirror and Goal, that he does not wish to leave his current club, Atletico Madrid, saying: “I have no intention of leaving Atletico Madrid, for Paris Saint-Germain, China, the […]...
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How brilliant is Chelsea and Belgium's Eden Hazard?

Mar 21 5:43am UEFA.com - FIFA World Cup - News
Absent from the UEFA Champions League but everywhere you look in Chelsea's Premier League campaign, Chelsea's Belgian attacking midfielder may be having his best season yet.
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West Ham round-up: Midfielder ruled out for season; Brady responds to 'bored' Payet; striker returns

Mar 21 5:30am The Boot Room
The Evening Standard say that influential midfielder Pedro Obiang is set to miss the rest of the 2016/2017 season after picking up an ankle injury in the defeat to Leicester City at the weekend. The Spaniard has become a key figure for the Hammers after establishing himself this season. Embed from Getty Images With Mark Noble off […]...
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Chelsea round-up: Hazard injury revealed; swap deal for defender; stars upset with Conte

Mar 21 5:15am The Boot Room
Sky Sports say that forward Eden Hazard faces 10 to 15 days on the sidelines through injury as Belgium manager Roberto Martinez revealed that he would miss the national sides’ upcoming fixtures as he said: “Eden has suffered an injury before the match against Stoke, it does not look so serious. But he will not play against […]...
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Liverpool round-up: Dortmund starlet targeted; 'Malian Jamie Vardy' linked; Lallana apologises

Mar 21 5:00am The Boot Room
The Mirror claim that Jurgen Klopp is determined to see off competition from Barcelona for Borussia Dortmund sensation Ousmane Dembele as he is keen to bring in the 19-year-old to mould him into the perfect player to complement his Liverpool attack in the years ahead at Anfield. With seven goals and 16 assists in 36 games this season, […]...
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How big a miss could Alexis Sanchez be for Arsenals Champions League hopes?

Mar 21 4:30am The Boot Room
If Arsenal fans thought that Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion was damaging enough, the bad news kept on coming that night as it transpired that Alexis Sanchez’s ankle injury – picked up after a James McClean tackle – could be a lot worse than first feared. After a bright first-half […]...
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Blink and youll miss it, part 1: Maidstone United 1989-92

Mar 21 4:13am
In the first of a new mini-series where we look at English clubs that spent the least amount of years in the Football League, MATTHEW CRIST examines the three-year stay by Maidstone United. The demise of Maidstone United is one of the saddest sporting stories of recent times as, after a meteoric rise through the […]...
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FM17 Project, Arsenal v Liverpool: Episode 1

Mar 21 1:59am The Set Pieces
THE MISSION: Enter the world of Football Manager 2017 and beat your... The post FM17 Project, Arsenal v Liverpool: Episode 1 appeared first on The Set Pieces.
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Liga MX Club Guide The Hipster Version Part I

Mar 21 12:30am Futbolgrad
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Croatia vs Ukraine World Cup Qualifier Preview

Mar 20 11:15pm Futbolgrad
Mark Temnycky – The Ukrainian national team will travel to the Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb this month to face Croatia on qualification match day five. Croatia vs Ukraine will mark the halfway point of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification round. In its previous four matches, zbirna has collected eight from a possible twelve points and […] The post Croatia vs Ukraine World Cup Qualifier Preview appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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Germany vs England Lukas Podolski Says Auf Wiedersehen

Mar 20 10:51pm Futbolgrad
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The renaissance of Iago Aspas

Mar 20 8:25pm These Football Times
Google Iago Aspas and you will find yourself presented predominantly with the words ‘Liverpool’ and ‘flop’. Google Iago Aspas and press space bar and you will be given the suggestion ‘Iago Aspas corner’. The fact that he is most well-known – at least in the UK – for the above is misleading. When the average… The post The renaissance of Iago Aspas appeared first on These Football Times.
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How a selfless Ludovic Giuly helped revive a broken Barcelona

Mar 20 8:15pm These Football Times
For many millennials, Barcelona football club have been the benchmark of perfection in the world of the beautiful game. Tiki-taka, Lionel Messi and, of course, mercurial Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho, have been just some of the reasons behind the club’s rise in stature. Més Que un Club, translated to ‘More than a club’, is the phrase… The post How a selfless Ludovic Giuly helped revive a broken Barcelona appeared first on These Football Times.
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Three key moments that decided Manchester Citys 1-1 draw with Liverpool

Mar 20 4:00pm The Boot Room
Undoubtedly the fixture of the weekend, Liverpool faced Manchester City at the Etihad in what was a superb game. It was end-to-end from start to finish, with skill, aggression and controversy riddled throughout the match. For those watching it was a great spectacle, and the scoreline could have been much higher had finishing been better […]...
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Why Gary Rowett is the man to take Derby County forward

Mar 20 3:30pm The Boot Room
11th in The Championship is far from where Derby County want to be, and the club moved quickly to bring in Gary Rowett following the sacking of Steve McLaren. Rowett was sacked by Birmingham City mid-way through December, but the 43-year-old finds himself back in the game just three months later, at the club whom […]...
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La Liga Matchday 28 Crunch clashes dont disappoint as Karim Benzema leads the way for Real Madrid

Mar 20 3:15pm The Boot Room
With one of the toughest trips of the season, Real Madrid headed to San Mames knowing they would be up against the second best home record in La Liga behind their own as they faced Athletic Bilbao. Fortunately for Zinedine Zidane, Karim Benzema and Casemiro was on form as the holding midfielder played in Cristiano […]...
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Talent Radar 2016-17 Young Players Team of the Week #25: Mbappe leads the line as Paredes and Denayer feature

Mar 20 3:12pm Outside of the Boot
The post Talent Radar 2016-17 Young Players Team of the Week #25: Mbappe leads the line as Paredes and Denayer feature appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast A regular feature on our website is the Talent Radar Team of the Week with the best young players compiled into an XI from across Europe’s top seven leagues. You can read this for all details on Talent Radar, who is eligible under it and what else we publish within this feature.  [Eligibility: As of 1st […] The post Talent Radar 2016-17 Young Players Team of the Week #25: Mbappe leads the line as Paredes and Denayer feature appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Tottenham round-up: Pochettino talks up 23-year-old star; AC Milan youngster on radar

Mar 20 3:00pm The Boot Room
Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 victory over Southampton at White Hart Lane on Sunday will have gone a long way towards quelling any concern amongst Spurs fans that their side may struggle to maintain their momentum without Harry Kane, who is spending an extended period on the sidelines with ankle ligament damage. A Christian Eriksen strike and […]...
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Arsenal round-up: Club respond to Tuchel link; Gunners can attract Europe's best; Shearer condemnation

Mar 20 2:45pm The Boot Room
There had been rumours doing the rounds over the past 24 hours that Arsenal have made an approach for Thomas Tuchel to replace Arsene Wenger. However, according to the Daily Mail, the club have denied those claims quickly and the Frenchman’s future remains unclear. The Borussia Dortmund manager is highly rated in the game and it […]...
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West Ham round-up: Pressure mounts on Bilic; winger forced to withdraw; reaction to Leicester defeat

Mar 20 2:30pm The Boot Room
Co-chairman David Sullivan has heaped pressure on manager Slaven Bilic in the aftermath of defeat to Leicester City this weekend by apologising to fans as he wrote on the club website: “I think all we can do after Saturday’s 3-2 Premier League defeat by Leicester City at London Stadium is say is ‘sorry’ to the […]...
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