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Tottenham vs Southampton: Premier League match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Mar 17 9:00am The Boot Room
Tottenham return to Premier League action this weekend as they welcome a Southampton side in 10th place. After their FA Cup victory against Millwall, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will want to kick on in the league to make sure they finish in the top four. Southampton only have one competition to focus on now after their …...
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Tactical Analysis: Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City | Doubts in Middlesbroughs structures prove decisive

Mar 17 8:34am Outside of the Boot
The post Tactical Analysis: Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City | Doubts in Middlesbrough’s structures prove decisive appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Thom Ollig writes a detailed tactical analysis about the FA Cup match that ended Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City. For many people, this game was a flashback to the clash between the clubs two years ago, a game where Middlesbrough as a Championship team sent City out of the FA cup, through everything but a defensive […] The post Tactical Analysis: Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City | Doubts in Middlesbrough’s structures prove decisive appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Sammy McIlroy, Macclesfield Town and magical memories

Mar 17 8:30am
BY KEVIN O’NEILL To many football fans, Belfast born Sammy McIlroy is best remembered for his playing exploits for both his country and for Manchester United. A tireless and intelligent midfield player, McIlroy has the distinction of being the late Sir Matt Busby’s last ever signing as Manchester United manager. And as well as playing […]...
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West Brom vs Arsenal: Premier League match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Mar 17 6:15am The Boot Room
Arsenal face a difficult trip to West Brom as they attempt to get their Champions League hopes back on track. It is important that they don’t allow the gap to fourth place grow any bigger and with Liverpool travelling to Manchester City this weekend, there is a good opportunity to haul back at least one …...
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Middlesbrough vs Manchester United: Premier League match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Mar 17 6:00am The Boot Room
The match taking place at the Riverside Stadium this weekend will have ramifications at both ends of the table. Manchester United travel there looking for three points to get their top-four challenge back on track, while Middlesbrough desperately center to start climbing the table after dropping into the relegation zone. The first match between these …...
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Stoke City vs Chelsea: Premier League match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Mar 17 5:30am The Boot Room
Title challengers Chelsea take on a mid-table side with nothing much to play for at the Bet365 Stadium this Saturday. The Blues will see this match as a prime opportunity to strengthen their chances of winning the Premier League title, with closest rivals Tottenham and Manchester City facing tougher matches against Southampton and Liverpool respectively. …...
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Everton vs Hull City: Premier League match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Mar 17 5:00am The Boot Room
Relegation-battlers Hull City will look to cause an upset and stop Everton from climbing into the Premier League’s top-six when the two sides meet at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon. Embed from Getty Images   Hull’s victory over Swansea last weekend leaves them only a point adrift of Crystal Palace and safety, and a surprise …...
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How an Irishman inflicted the death penalty on England

Mar 17 4:08am
BY PAUL BREEN Penalty kicks have made the news several times this week. First, we had the fact that, if needed, they would be used in this year’s FA Cup quarter finals instead of replays. Then, the International Football Association Board which serves as the guardian of the game’s laws proposed changes to the traditional […]...
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Diego Maradona at World Cup 1994: the fallen angel

Mar 17 2:00am These Football Times
This feature is part of the Maradona World Cup series And so to the end of this story, which has intertwined the experiences and narrative of four World Cups, a footballing legend idolised and vilified in equal measure, and the coming of age of boy raised by a single parent, who fell in love with… The post Diego Maradona at World Cup 1994: the fallen angel appeared first on These Football Times.
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Tayfun Korkut Is he the Right Man to Rebuild Bayer Leverkusen?

Mar 17 1:11am Futbolgrad
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Gary Speed and the lasting legacy of a special football man

Mar 17 1:00am These Football Times
Disbelief, despair and hopelessness: all were sentiments felt by anyone affiliated with Welsh football on the morning of November 21, 2011. Gary Speed had been found dead in the garage of his home in Cheshire, his own life taken just hours after he had appeared on national television, seemingly in good spirits. His close friend… The post Gary Speed and the lasting legacy of a special football man appeared first on These Football Times.
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Russias UEFA Coefficients Glory is Overshadowed by Uncertainty of Rule Changes

Mar 17 12:37am Futbolgrad
Manuel Veth – First the good news: Porto and Benfica’s elimination from the UEFA Champions League means that Russia has overtaken Portugal in the UEFA 5-year coefficients ranking. Now to the not so great news: We will actually not know whether the country will be given an extra third spot as UEFA has still not […] The post Russia’s UEFA Coefficients Glory is Overshadowed by Uncertainty of Rule Changes appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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Gegenpressing Bundesliga Podcast Is Bayerns Dominance Hurting the Bundesliga?

Mar 16 7:00pm Futbolgrad
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How Manchester United rated as they saw off a dogged Rostov in the Europa League

Mar 16 6:23pm The Boot Room
Manchester United bounced back well from their FA Cup defeat to Chelsea by battling past Russian side Rostov in their quarter-final second-leg on Thursday night, securing a 2-1 aggregate win. Embed from Getty Images   After being held to a stalemate in a dull encounter last week, the hosts came out of the blocks fast …...
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Lukaku rejects new-Everton contract: What now for club and player?

Mar 16 3:15pm The Boot Room
Romelu Lukaku has sparked what may well become the biggest transfer scramble of the summer after it was revealed that the Everton striker had turned down the most lucrative contract offer in the club’s history. The Belgium striker has made it clear that he has no interest in signing a new deal at Goodison Park …...
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Manchester United: A season for optimism or pessimism?

Mar 16 3:00pm The Boot Room
Whether it is, “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back” or “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back” there is definitely a divide among Manchester United supporters.   The 2017-2018 campaign has seen the Red Devils of Manchester secure the Community Shield, EFL Cup and if they win Thursday’s home match against Rostov FC land themselves in …...
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Arsenal round-up: Wenger discusses club targets; injury updates; boss rubbishes defender rumours

Mar 16 3:00pm The Boot Room
Arsenal face a tricky test against West Brom this weekend and Arsene Wenger has been addressing the press ahead of the match. He has aimed a shot at his critics, by stating that nothing he does is good enough anymore. The Frenchman has been facing heavy scrutiny in recent weeks and it is clearly getting …...
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Tottenham round-up: Next seasons Wembley capacity update; cup rivals aiming to derail trophy hunt

Mar 16 2:45pm The Boot Room
As White Hart Lane continues to be re-developed alongside the construction of Tottenham’s brand-new stadium, it is looking increasingly likely that the club’s proposed move to Wembley on a temporary basis for the 2017/18 season will go ahead, after Brent Council reportedly advised local councillors to approve 22 extra full-capacity events at the national stadium, …...
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Live Fan Watch Along Manchester United (1) vs (1) Rostov

Mar 16 2:44pm The Boot Room
Join the United Stand on their Manchester United live stream as the Red Devils take on Rostov in the second leg of their Europa League tie. Get on this! United to beat Rostov at a huge 8/1 with @21Bet & win a signed Wayne Rooney top http://buff.ly/2mK4kGO  Join thousands of United fans in the live …...
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Chelsea round-up: Reported Lukaku clause; Barcelona could move for midfielder; Conte discusses FA Cup draw

Mar 16 2:30pm The Boot Room
Chelsea could face a real challenge in their pursuit of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku as the Telegraph claim that talks over a new contract with his current club have fallen apart after refusing to include a £90 million release clause, suggesting that the Blues will have to fork out a huge fee to sign the Belgian. Embed from …...
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Manchester United round-up: Bayern star wants move; Everton demand price for Lukaku; club charged by FA

Mar 16 2:15pm The Boot Room
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claim that Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller is growing fed up with his lack of game time and shrinking importance in Germany with it still unclear how and where he fits into Carlo Ancelotti’s new system, and he could demand a move to Manchester to join the club who made offers for him …...
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Manchester City v Liverpool Betting Tips

Mar 16 2:00pm The Set Pieces
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Middlesbrough v Manchester Utd Betting Tips

Mar 16 2:00pm The Set Pieces
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Tottenham v Southampton Betting Tips

Mar 16 2:00pm The Set Pieces
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Manchester City round-up: Monaco crush Citys European dreams; Stones reacts to exit; pre-season derby arranged

Mar 16 1:45pm The Boot Room
Manchester City crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage after a dramatic second-leg defeat to French side Monaco on Wednesday evening, losing the tie on away goals. Embed from Getty Images   Despite leading 5-3 after a comeback victory at the Etihad Stadium three weeks ago, Monaco got off to a flyer …...
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Tactical Analysis: Lyon 4-0 Toulouse | Lyon punish Toulouse with real authority

Mar 16 1:09pm Outside of the Boot
The post Tactical Analysis: Lyon 4-0 Toulouse | Lyon punish Toulouse with real authority appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Nathan Staples writes a tactical analysis of the Ligue 1 match that ended  Lyon 4-0 Toulouse. After an indifferent start to 2017, Lyon are finally building up a head of steam. With five victories in their last six before the weekend, Bruno Genesio’s side had finally pulled out of the funk that has seen them sink […] The post Tactical Analysis: Lyon 4-0 Toulouse | Lyon punish Toulouse with real authority appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Leicester City continue to succeed in the Champions League

Mar 16 11:49am
Leicester City performed the impossible last year when they won the Premier League and it seems that their luck hasn’t run out just yet. The Foxes lost some key players following their championship run, but they’re clearly not a side to be underestimated. Despite the team’s incredible performance, many chalked up Leicester’s success to pure […]...
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A look at Danny Drinkwaters majestic midfield display for Leicester City against Sevilla

Mar 16 11:00am The Boot Room
What a night for Leicester City Football Club. Embed from Getty Images   In yet another enthralling chapter in the recent history of the club, the whole footballing world put their allegiances aside – unless you’re a Sevilla fan, of course – and willed the Foxes to victory on a historical and monumental night of …...
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Atletico Madrid v Sevilla Betting Tips

Mar 16 8:00am The Set Pieces
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Barcelona v Valencia Betting Tips

Mar 16 8:00am The Set Pieces
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Borussia Mgladbach v Bayern Munich Betting Tips

Mar 16 8:00am The Set Pieces
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PSG v Lyon Betting Tips

Mar 16 8:00am The Set Pieces
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Trailblazer or troublemaker? The legacy of Claudio Pizarro

Mar 16 4:00am These Football Times
Werder Bremen were in trouble. Viktor Skrypnyk’s side was only one point above the relegation zone entering the winter break during the 2015-16 Bundesliga season. Thankfully, Bremen managed to pick up a win and a draw from their first three matches of the New Year. The storied club was five points away from the bottom… The post Trailblazer or troublemaker? The legacy of Claudio Pizarro appeared first on These Football Times.
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Talent Radar 2016-17 Performance Rankings: Top 10 Young Forwards | Timo Werner and Andre Silva continue their dominance

Mar 16 3:03am Outside of the Boot
The post Talent Radar 2016-17 Performance Rankings: Top 10 Young Forwards | Timo Werner and Andre Silva continue their dominance appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Football News 24/7  Judging the calibre of a young player is often a tricky task. Perceived potential has an important bearing in any consideration and is just one of the many parameters to consider when trying to quantify the ability of football’s young stars. To add a basis to what may be a leap of […] The post Talent Radar 2016-17 Performance Rankings: Top 10 Young Forwards | Timo Werner and Andre Silva continue their dominance appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Nobody goes down the park to be Paul Mariner

Mar 16 3:00am These Football Times
I wrote an article about Italia 90 a year or so ago, one which somehow found its way onto the web pages of Guardian Sport. Within the article I stated that my childhood friends and I had essentially been a gang of prototype hipsters, in that during Spain 82 and Mexico 86, when we’d headed… The post Nobody goes down the park to be Paul Mariner appeared first on These Football Times.
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Ukrainian Premier League Roundup: Zorya A Champions League Dream?

Mar 16 12:36am Futbolgrad
Vadim Furmanov – Zorya Luhansk has been one of the biggest surprise packages of the season. The club, which is currently playing in exile due to the conflict in the Donbass, is currently competing for a Champions League spot.  Prior to the start of the 2016-17 Ukrainian Premier League campaign, the common viewpoint among supporters and specialists was […] The post Ukrainian Premier League Roundup: Zorya – A Champions League Dream? appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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Tigres and Liga MX Teach Whitecaps and Major League Soccer a Major Lesson

Mar 15 11:56pm Futbolgrad
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Forza Garibaldi: Reigniting enthusiasm for Nottingham Forest

Mar 15 11:51pm The Set Pieces
This week Nottingham Forest appointed Mark Warburton as their new manager. He’s... The post Forza Garibaldi: Reigniting enthusiasm for Nottingham Forest appeared first on The Set Pieces.
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You couldnt write a worse story: The fight for Leyton Orients future

Mar 15 11:08pm The Set Pieces
“I have always been opposed to foreign players and foreign owners because... The post “You couldn’t write a worse story”: The fight for Leyton Orient’s future appeared first on The Set Pieces.
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Jacob Bruun Larsen Borussia Dortmunds Next Wunderkind

Mar 15 7:09pm Futbolgrad
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Tottenham and the significance of controlling the rhythm

Mar 15 6:30pm Outside of the Boot
The post Tottenham and the significance of controlling the rhythm appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Valentin Schwarz writes about Tottenham and their ability to control the rhythm and tempo of a game. A few weeks ago Sauharda Karki wrote an insightful article on this site about a crucial feature of modern top teams, the ability to control the rhythm of matches. Often the term “dominance” is only attributed to teams […] The post Tottenham and the significance of controlling the rhythm appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Tactical Analysis: Arsenal 1-5 Bayern Munich | Bayern take full advantage of red card

Mar 15 2:11pm Outside of the Boot
The post Tactical Analysis: Arsenal 1-5 Bayern Munich | Bayern take full advantage of red card appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Saiguhan Elancheran provides a tactical analysis of the Champions League match that ended Arsenal 1-5 Bayern Munich. Two teams with rich European experience faced each other in the 1st leg of the Champions league round of 16 tie last month. The game didn’t seem to be a match that was contested between two of Europe’s elite though, […] The post Tactical Analysis: Arsenal 1-5 Bayern Munich | Bayern take full advantage of red card appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Everton v Hull City Betting Tips

Mar 15 2:02pm The Set Pieces
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Manchester Utd v FK Rostov Betting Tips

Mar 15 2:02pm The Set Pieces
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Roma v Lyon Betting Tips

Mar 15 2:02pm The Set Pieces
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Sunderland v Burnley Betting Tips

Mar 15 2:02pm The Set Pieces
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Whos had the better season for Manchester United: Juan Mata or Henrikh Mkhitaryan?

Mar 15 2:00pm The Boot Room
Manchester United are not short of attacking options and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata are just two of the players that can occupy any three of the attacking midfield positions in Jose Mourinho’s 4-3-2-1, but who suits Old Trafford outfit better? Mkhitaryan arrived from Borussia Dortmund in the most recent summer transfer window, and the …...
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Tottenham round-up: Kane injury prognosis; Spurs interested in Las Palmas midfielder

Mar 15 2:00pm The Boot Room
It was the news that all Tottenham fans feared, but they will be without leading scorer and talisman Harry Kane for roughly seven weeks after scans revealed that the England forward has suffered ankle ligament damage.   Kane left White Hart Lane after Spurs’ FA Cup win over Millwall on crutches whilst wearing a protective …...
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Arsenal round-up: Barcelona in defender talks; Reine-Adelaide names his Arsenal hero; Gunners to face Bayern again

Mar 15 1:30pm The Boot Room
Arsenal are set for a summer of upheaval with several key figures likely to depart. One player who hasn’t been discussed at length is Hector Bellerin. However, Sport report that Barcelona and the Gunners are locked in talks over the right back. The 21-year-old has been frequently linked with a return to the Nou Camp …...
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Crystal Palace v Watford Betting Tips

Mar 15 11:28am The Set Pieces
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West Brom v Arsenal Betting Tips

Mar 15 11:26am The Set Pieces
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Three Things We Learned: Bengaluru FC 2-1 Mohun Bagan

Mar 15 9:13am Outside of the Boot
The post Three Things We Learned: Bengaluru FC 2-1 Mohun Bagan appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Arnab Ray discusses three talking points after Bengaluru FC’s 2-1 win against Mohun Bagan in the AFC Cup. Bengaluru FC and Mohun Bagan locked horns once again at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium having played out a stalemate at the same venue just a couple of days ago. This time around it was in the AFC Cup where the […] The post Three Things We Learned: Bengaluru FC 2-1 Mohun Bagan appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Why Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaving at the end of the season could suit Manchester United

Mar 15 8:00am The Boot Room
Manchester United are slowly making progress under Jose Mourinho and their aim will be to challenge for the Premier League title next season. The club haven’t been serious title contenders since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, but they now have one of the best managers in the world at the helm again and they …...
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Manchester City round-up: Juventus teenager to snub Citizens; De Bruyne aims high; Guardiola on Monaco test

Mar 15 5:30am The Boot Room
According to Italian reports, Manchester City are set to miss out on highly-rated Juventus forward Moise Kean as the 17-year-old is set to sign a new deal at the Italian giants in the upcoming months. Embed from Getty Images   City had been keeping an eye – alongside Premier League rivals Arsenal – on the …...
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Liverpool round-up: Can discusses contract stand-off; La Liga star linked; French teen rejected move

Mar 15 5:15am The Boot Room
Liverpool midfielder has denied claims that he is holding out in contract talks over a new deal to earn more money, as the German midfielder told the Telegraph that he wants to stay at the club by saying: “I read it was about money but it isn’t about money. It is never about the money. We’ve had …...
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West Ham round-up: Noble hits out at fans; Arsenal flop targeted; move for England star possible

Mar 15 4:45am The Boot Room
Captain Mark Noble may usually be a popular figure amongst the club’s fans, but some have criticised him of late and called for him to be dropped by boss Slaven Bilic, and he reacted by telling Sky Sports: “If I am really honest, a lot of people who now go to football don’t really understand the …...
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Manchester United round-up: Striker could force move; defender scouted; Schneiderlin discusses Old Trafford failiure

Mar 15 4:15am The Boot Room
TalkSPORT say that Manchester United could make a bid for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku after he told Everton that he will not be renewing his contract at Goodison Park, with only two years left on his existing deal. That could force Ronald Koeman to sell so that the club can cash in and get a fee …...
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The Brain at Work: How Two Germans Want to Change Football

Mar 15 2:27am The Set Pieces
This season has been the most successful of Serge Gnabry’s young career.... The post The Brain at Work: How Two Germans Want to Change Football appeared first on The Set Pieces.
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FM17 Project, Celtic v Rangers: Rangers Revisited

Mar 15 1:24am The Set Pieces
THE MISSION: Enter the world of Football Manager 2017 and beat your bitter... The post FM17 Project, Celtic v Rangers: Rangers Revisited appeared first on The Set Pieces.
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Kingsley Coman Future at Bayern Remains in Doubt

Mar 15 1:10am Futbolgrad
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