Soccer / Sports

Rivals: Olympiakos vs Panathinaikos | Derby of the Eternal Enemies

Apr 27 8:45am Outside of the Boot
The post Rivals: Olympiakos vs Panathinaikos | Derby of the Eternal Enemies appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Football News 24/7  As with almost every other rivalry in football, in fact in any sport, there is a heady mixture of geographic, social, and sporting history that defines a fixture. Richard Pike talks about Olympiakos vs Panathinaikos. It won’t instantly appear on the radar of most people’s top 5 most fierce rivalries in football but reading […] The post Rivals: Olympiakos vs Panathinaikos | Derby of the Eternal Enemies appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Scout Report: Davinson Sanchez | Ajaxs Polished Defender

Apr 27 8:30am Outside of the Boot
The post Scout Report: Davinson Sanchez | Ajax’s Polished Defender appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Steven Davies writes a detailed scout report about Davinson Sanchez, Ajax’s polished defender. Following the departure of Ajax coach, Frank de Boer at the end of the ultimately disappointing 2015-16 campaign and the subsequent appointment of Peter Bosz as his successor on 25th May 2016, sweeping changes were made in many areas of the club […] The post Scout Report: Davinson Sanchez | Ajax’s Polished Defender appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Arsenal round-up: Henry's damning verdict on current Gunners squad; Wenger admits Mbappe interest

Apr 27 7:15am The Boot Room
Arsenal scored a late winner to clinch the three points in what was a difficult match against Leicester City. The win has kept their top four hopes alive and they will be going into the weekend’s North London Derby with positive momentum. Arsene Wenger has looked a much happier man on the touchline in recent […]...
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'31-year-old to play pivotal role' - Three key stats ahead of Thursday's Manchester derby

Apr 27 7:00am The Boot Room
Manchester United will travel to fierce rivals Manchester City on Thursday looking to climb into the top four and enhance their prospects of securing Champions League qualification next season. Currently a point behind Pep Guardiola’s side after their victory over Burnley at the weekend, United have the opportunity to draw level on points with Liverpool […]...
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Tottenham round-up: Zaha transfer update; Pochettino on Alli claims; Crystal Palace reaction

Apr 27 7:00am The Boot Room
According to reports in The Sun, Crystal Palace are set to open talks with winger Wilfried Zaha over a new contract extension to put an end to Tottenham’s growing interest over the summer. The report alleges that the 24-year-old will be offered around £120,000-per-week – double his current salary at Selhurst Park – to remain […]...
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Manchester City vs Manchester United: Premier League match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Apr 27 6:45am The Boot Room
It’s that time of the year again. The race for top four is hotting up and two of the clubs in direct competition are facing each other. However, the games don’t get much bigger than this. Both Manchester sides have under-performed in the league and they are trying to salvage something from this campaign. United have […]...
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Title race remains alive Three things learnt from Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Apr 27 6:15am The Boot Room
Tottenham have moved back to within four points of league leaders Chelsea to keep their slim title hopes alive. It remains unlikely that Spurs will manage to overtake the Blues before the season ends, but they continue to do their bit. Crystal Palace were difficult opposition, who kept things tight at the back and posed […]...
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'Bellerin puts forward his case' - Three things learnt from Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

Apr 27 6:00am The Boot Room
Robert Huth’s late own-goal spared Arsenal’s blushes and kept up their slim hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four in an uninspiring victory over Leicester City on Wednesday evening. Arsenal dominated play during the opening exchanges but it was Petr Cech who was forced into making the first save, with Riyad Mahrez’s volley […]...
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After the semi-final draw, who will win the Champions League?

Apr 27 5:00am The Boot Room
The pinnacle of European football will see four of the continent’s greatest teams come face to face as they seek to reach the final of the Champions League in Cardiff on June 3rd. The semi-final draw has ensured that there will be no all Spanish final as has been seen in two of the past […]...
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Tottenham Player Ratings: How did Spurs fare in victory over Crystal Palace?

Apr 27 4:45am The Boot Room
It was a close encounter at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, but Tottenham managed to narrowly beat Crystal Palace to keep the pressure on Chelsea. This was seen as one of the tougher matches in Spurs’ run-in and it wasn’t easy against the Eagles, as they kept things tight at the back and threatened through the […]...
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Premier League clubs linked with Burnley defender - but will he move this summer?

Apr 27 4:30am The Boot Room
There are many players that come up from the Championship to the Premier League that struggle against a better class of opposition. Newcastle United’s recent promotion back to the big time, for example, will probably mean the end of the road for many established players. When Burnley were promoted from the Championship last season as […]...
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Manchester City round-up: Mbappe deal off; duo fitness boost for Guardiola; Striker set for Celta Vigo return

Apr 27 3:45am The Boot Room
According to reports in The Times, Manchester City have pulled out of a potential race with rivals Manchester United to acquire the signing of Monaco wonder-kid Kylian Mbappe this summer. Pep Guardiola’s side had been one of the front-runners for the 18-year-old after his blistering performances this season, but the report claims that they are […]...
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Manchester United round-up: Top goalkeeper's agent flies in; La Liga sensation targeted; new offer for Zlatan

Apr 27 3:30am The Boot Room
The Manchester Evening News have sensationally claimed that Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak could be on his way to Old Trafford after his agent spent time in the UK to begin talks over a possible summer switch to see him replace David de Gea in goal for Jose Mourinho if De Gea moves to Real Madrid. De […]...
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The seductive allure of French football and why it has become the most exciting league in Europe

Apr 27 3:20am
BY TOBY DENNETT The first time I experienced French football was as a 10-year-old in my front room. Being born in the 1990’s, I had missed most of the lump it long and trudge of English football. The game I was introduced to was being graced by European hot shots, who had injected flair and […]...
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Chelsea round-up: All out for Madrid striker; Conte slams rivals; Newcastle offer possibly imminent

Apr 27 3:15am The Boot Room
Spanish newspaper El Confidencial claim that Antonio Conte and Chelsea will go all out in their attempts to persuade Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata to join them this summer with it looking increasingly likely that the Spanish international will leave the Bernabeu this summer with his eyes on more game time. The 24-year-old has scored 17 goals […]...
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Liverpool round-up: Striker could be sold; Championship starlet top priority; move for La Liga bargain

Apr 27 3:00am The Boot Room
The Telegraph claim that Daniel Sturridge could have made his last appearance for Liverpool after his latest injury setback, with the Reds growing frustrated by his continued injury problems. Whilst the reports do not yet indicate that Liverpool are actively looking to sell the England striker, they could be open to offers. However, the Liverpool Echo say that […]...
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Michael Laudrup and the death of a once-great ambassador

Apr 26 9:00pm These Football Times
Few individuals have managed to become universally loved in the history of football. These are people who managed to stay above petty fights and rivalries to become respected by everybody, despite club or country affiliations. Michael Laudrup is one of these characters. Ever since he started on his way to stardom in humble surroundings at… The post Michael Laudrup and the death of a once-great ambassador appeared first on These Football Times.
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Alan Dzagoev Injury Threatens CSKA Moscows Match Plan Ahead of the Moscow Derby

Apr 26 8:03pm Futbolgrad
Manuel Veth – With the Moscow Derby between CSKA Moscow and Spartak Moscow just a few days away both clubs have done their homework. Spartak Moscow rebounded from their 3-0 defeat to FC Rostov by beating Ural 1-0. CSKA Moscow in the meantime continued their good form in the second half of the season with […] The post Alan Dzagoev Injury Threatens CSKA Moscow’s Match Plan Ahead of the Moscow Derby appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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Manchester United: the 26 barren years

Apr 26 8:00pm These Football Times
Manchester United look set to end a fourth Premier League season in a row without winning the Premier League title. For those fans below the age of 30, this will be the longest barren spell without a league triumph in their lifetime. Therefore it seems inconceivable to imagine a Manchester United who once went two… The post Manchester United: the 26 barren years appeared first on These Football Times.
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Julian Nagelsmann The Tactical Prodigy who Could Reform Bayern Mnchen

Apr 26 7:31pm Futbolgrad
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Talent Radar 2016-17 Young Players Team of the Week #29: Aymeric Laporte, Saul Niguez, and Kylian Mbappe feature

Apr 26 5:49pm Outside of the Boot
The post Talent Radar 2016-17 Young Players Team of the Week #29: Aymeric Laporte, Saul Niguez, and Kylian Mbappe 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 #29: Aymeric Laporte, Saul Niguez, and Kylian Mbappe feature appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Tactical Analysis: Real Madrid 2-3 FC Barcelona | Barcelona Claim a Crucial Victory Against a Disorganized Real Madrid

Apr 26 5:40pm Outside of the Boot
The post Tactical Analysis: Real Madrid 2-3 FC Barcelona | Barcelona Claim a Crucial Victory Against a Disorganized Real Madrid appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Om Arvind provides a comprehensive tactical analysis about the La Liga game that finished Real Madrid 2-3 FC Barcelona. 2016/17’s final Clásico was well set-up to be a vintage game. Real Madrid were 3 points ahead of their eternal rivals with a game in-hand, meaning that this match-up had the potential to be a title-decider. For Los Blancos, […] The post Tactical Analysis: Real Madrid 2-3 FC Barcelona | Barcelona Claim a Crucial Victory Against a Disorganized Real Madrid appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Tactical Analysis: Barcelona 0-0 Juventus | Old Lady holds firm

Apr 26 5:38pm Outside of the Boot
The post Tactical Analysis: Barcelona 0-0 Juventus | Old Lady holds firm appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Having lost three goals in Turin a week ago, Barcelona looked to mount a comeback in Camp Nou. However, their all-star attack faltered against the Old Lady’s Italian defense. Juventus deservedly knocked out Barcelona in the pursuit of their first Champions League title in twenty one years. Line Ups Barcelona: (1. ter Stegen) // (20. […] The post Tactical Analysis: Barcelona 0-0 Juventus | Old Lady holds firm appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Scout Report: Federico Chiesa | Fiorentinas eclectic winger

Apr 26 5:19pm Outside of the Boot
The post Scout Report: Federico Chiesa | Fiorentina’s eclectic winger appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Simone Torricini writes a detailed scout report about the Fiorentina and Italy winger, Simone Torricini. Before the current season, when people talked about Italian attacking youngsters, the most common names were usually those of Andrea Belotti, Federico Bernardeschi and Domenico Berardi. According to what they have displayed so far in their career, all three will […] The post Scout Report: Federico Chiesa | Fiorentina’s eclectic winger appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Scout Report: Presnel Kimpembe | The Parisian Rock

Apr 26 5:15pm Outside of the Boot
The post Scout Report: Presnel Kimpembe | The Parisian Rock appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Sam McKeever writes a detailed scout report about Presnel Kimpembe, the PSG and France centre back. France has been a breeding ground for some of the most exciting talent that is playing their trade across Europe. France has been producing some exciting attackers, and some great defensive talent as well, some of whom have gone […] The post Scout Report: Presnel Kimpembe | The Parisian Rock appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Are Manchester United deserved favourites for the Europa League title?

Apr 26 5:00pm The Boot Room
From unwanted distraction to top priority, Manchester United’s path to the Europa League final in Stockholm on Wednesday 24th May has been an odd one. Nonetheless, they still face a tough challenge before fans can begin to book flights to Sweden, as United look to join Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Ipswich Town in having won Europe’s […]...
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Arsenal round-up: Wenger discusses pressure; Sanchez future latest; Oxlade-Chamberlain contract talks

Apr 26 2:05pm The Boot Room
It has been a difficult season for Arsenal and their manager Arsene Wenger has admitted the pressure has been intense this year. They face an uphill battle to secure a top-four finish as they are currently seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City. The Frenchman has come under scrutiny from the media and his own supporters […]...
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How will Manchester United line-up against rivals Manchester City on Thursday?

Apr 26 1:30pm The Boot Room
Thursday night sees a long-awaited Manchester derby take place at the Etihad Stadium, after a two-month delay, following rescheduling of the original fixture. The crucial game, which could not be played in February because of Manchester United’s League Cup exploits, may prove pivotal in the race for the top-four. Manchester City currently reside in 4th, […]...
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UEFA Futsal Cup finalists: in depth

Apr 26 12:33pm UEFA.com - Futsal Cup - News
The finals take place in Almaty on Friday and Sunday, and we profile the four teams going for glory: holders Ugra Yugorsk, Sporting CP, three-time winners Inter FS and hosts Kairat Almaty.
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Kairat's Higuita: 'We want to make history'

Apr 26 8:24am UEFA.com - Futsal Cup - News
Kairat Almaty's outfield-friendly goalkeeper Higuita has been key to their two UEFA Futsal Cup triumphs – and he is determined to help them make history this weekend.
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2 Goals, 1 Assist: Striker Chelsea's catalyst in impressive return to form against Southampton

Apr 26 8:00am The Boot Room
It may come as no surprise that Chelsea’s title wobble came at a time when their talismanic striker Diego Costa was in the middle of his longest goal drought since moving to London in 2014. The Spaniard had not scored in 662 minutes and seven consecutive games for Antonio Conte’s side before he found the […]...
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Middlesbrough forward the best dribbler in Europe, but what's next in his career?

Apr 26 7:45am The Boot Room
Middlesbrough are set to be relegated after a disastrous attacking season has seen them win only four wins in the Premier League. This is less than the other 19 clubs and unless there is a remarkable turnaround in their form, they will return to the Championship after only one season in the top flight. One […]...
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Inter Milan v Napoli Betting Tips

Apr 26 7:32am The Set Pieces
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Nice v PSG Betting Tips

Apr 26 7:32am The Set Pieces
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Ty Sandows interview: The South African competition winner making a name for himself in Brazil

Apr 26 7:31am The Set Pieces
Many successful footballers, when looking back at the early part of their... The post Ty Sandows interview: The South African competition winner making a name for himself in Brazil appeared first on The Set Pieces.
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Is Mourinho right to tell three first-team stars that they can leave Manchester United?

Apr 26 7:30am The Boot Room
Spanish newspaper Marca claim that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told three key first team players that they are free to leave the club this summer, making it clear that he will not stand in the way of any player who does not want to be at Old Trafford next season. The news may come as […]...
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Caen v Marseille Betting Tips

Apr 26 7:30am The Set Pieces
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Crotone v AC Milan Betting Tips

Apr 26 7:30am The Set Pieces
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Atalanta v Juventus Betting Tips

Apr 26 7:28am The Set Pieces
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Roma v Lazio Betting Tips

Apr 26 7:28am The Set Pieces
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Wolfsburg v Bayern Munich Betting Tips

Apr 26 7:26am The Set Pieces
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Can Mauricio Pochettinos Tottenham survive another trophy-less season?

Apr 26 7:15am The Boot Room
In an age where finishing in the top four of the Premier League is seen as the new iteration of winning, Tottenham Hotspur are on course for yet another stellar season. With a top four and Champions League place all but assured, Mauricio Pochettino’s men can begin to build towards next season while maintaining a […]...
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Chelsea have dominated the Premier League, but will fail in Europe - here's why

Apr 26 7:00am The Boot Room
Since October, Chelsea have been the team to beat. With one of the best tacticians in the game at the helm in the form of Antonio Conte, the Blues have raced to the top of the Premier League with their 3-4-3 formation dominating almost all who have come before them in the Premier League and […]...
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Arsenal v Leicester City: Premier League match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Apr 26 6:15am The Boot Room
Coming off the back of a crucial FA Cup Semi-final victory, Arsenal return to Premier League action as they welcome Leicester City to the Emirates Stadium. The Foxes had the weekend off and they haven’t played since their Champions League exit to Atletico Madrid, but they will be highly confident considering how well they played against […]...
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Why Chelseas NGolo Kante deserves his PFA Player of the Year success

Apr 26 6:00am The Boot Room
It is fair to say that midfielder N’Golo Kante has had a rather crazy two years in the Premier League, both of them being highly successful. Last year, the Frenchman was a significant part of the remarkable Leicester City story, which saw the Foxes win a historic Premier League title. He was immense in midfield for […]...
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Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Apr 26 5:45am The Boot Room
Tottenham have to get a win as they travel to face in-form Crystal Palace after Chelsea extended their lead at the top yesterday. Spurs have only an outside chance of winning the title, but they must do everything they can to keep the pressure on the league leaders. They won’t have it easy at Selhurst […]...
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Middlesbrough vs Sunderland: Premier League match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Apr 26 5:30am The Boot Room
The Premier League’s two bottom sides will face each other when Sunderland travel the short distance to rivals Middlesbrough for the North-East derby on Wednesday evening. The visitors’ fate looks all-but sealed as the Black Cats sit 12 points adrift of safety with six games left to play, and defeat at the Riverside could see […]...
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Where to watch the 2017 UEFA Futsal Cup

Apr 26 5:28am UEFA.com - Futsal Cup - News
The 2017 UEFA Futsal Cup – involving Inter FS, Kairat Almaty, Sporting CP and Ugra Yugorsk – kicks off on Friday. Find out how to watch the tournament where you live.
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La Liga Matchday 33 All eyes on the Bernabeu as the title race comes back to life

Apr 26 5:15am The Boot Room
As is always the case when the world’s most watched fixture comes around, the Clasico more than lived up to the hype as Barcelona fought back to keep the title race alive with a late, late victory over Real Madrid as Lionel Messi scored with the final touch of the game to round off a […]...
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Chelsea round-up: Star man delays contract talks; win reaction; Bournemouth target duo

Apr 26 5:00am The Boot Room
Star man Eden Hazard has revealed that there have been no talks over a new contract at Stamford Bridge just yet, despite interest in his services from Real Madrid, as he told Sky Sports: “There is no sign of a new contract for the moment. I am focused on the last month, and we will talk […]...
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Manchester City round-up: Guardiola eyes Spurs star; Isco to snub Etihad move; City boss criticised by Given

Apr 26 4:45am The Boot Room
According to reports in The Sun yesterday, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is making Tottenham and England sensation Dele Alli his prime concern over the upcoming summer transfer window. The report claims that Barcelona legend Xavi, a good friend of Guardiola’s from their days in Spain together, has been told by the City boss of […]...
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Tottenham round-up: Pochettino unsure on stars future; Munich want Walker; defender set for London derby return

Apr 26 4:30am The Boot Room
According to reports in The Sun, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is unsure whether influential midfielder Dele Alli will be at White Hart Lane when the Premier League starts again. This comes a day after The Sun exclusively reported that Alli is on the radar of Manchester City this upcoming summer, with Pep Guardiola allegedly making […]...
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Liverpool round-up: Isco blow; transfer record set to be smashed; Schalke respond to rumours

Apr 26 4:15am The Boot Room
Spanish newspaper Marca claim that attacking midfielder Isco held talks with Liverpool over a potential move to Anfield before changing his mind and deciding to stay at Real Madrid with the Spaniard expected to put pen to paper on a new contract to keep him at the Bernabeu until 2022. Isco’s existing contract will expire next summer […]...
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Manchester United round-up: Exciting Monaco attacker linked; De Gea won't be forced to stay; Mourinho explains criticisms

Apr 26 4:00am The Boot Room
Get French Football News and the Sun have reported on reports in the paper edition of France Football, which claim that Manchester United have made contact with AS Monaco over a £42 million transfer for attacker Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese playmaker has been a key part of their side as the French club have taken […]...
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Defence an area for concern Three things learnt from Chelsea 4-2 Southampton

Apr 26 3:45am The Boot Room
Chelsea have taken one step closer to lifting the Premier League title after a 4-2 win over Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening. They have recovered well after losing against Manchester United just over a week ago and it now looks likely that they will regain their league crown after the disappointment of last […]...
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Jos Mourinho and the dark triad at Real Madrid

Apr 25 9:00pm These Football Times
It is hard to find a man as polarising as José Mourinho in modern football. Loved by his own and equally loathed by his opposition, he is a man and manager who divides opinion. Mourinho’s three-season stint at Real Madrid showed the world everything he is, and what lengths he would go to in order… The post José Mourinho and the dark triad at Real Madrid appeared first on These Football Times.
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Ukrainian Premier League Roundup The all-Ukrainian Derby

Apr 25 8:45pm Futbolgrad
Vadim Furmanov – Ukrainian football has not yet perished. That seemed to be the consensus after 51,732 supporters packed into the NSK Olimpiyskiy in Kyiv to watch home side Dynamo fall 1-0 to Shakhtar in the Ukrainian Derby, which is the most highly anticipated fixture in the country’s football calendar. This was the highest attendance […] The post Ukrainian Premier League Roundup – The all-Ukrainian Derby appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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Francisco Palencia Pumas Coach Faces First Crisis in his Career

Apr 25 8:15pm Futbolgrad
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How Ronnie Whelan became the most underrated Liverpool star of all

Apr 25 8:00pm These Football Times
Imagine winning six English League titles, a European Cup, three FA Cups and three League Cups. Imagine scoring three goals in two major cup finals for your club, two of them winners, scoring another two in a historic quarter-final on the way to winning football’s biggest prize, the European Cup. And imagine twice scoring stoppage-time equalisers… The post How Ronnie Whelan became the most underrated Liverpool star of all appeared first on These Football Times.
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Borussia Dortmund Could Bobby Wood Become the Necessary Plan B?

Apr 25 7:20pm Futbolgrad
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