Five Premier League footballers who served prison time

Not all footballers have lived their lives as examples. Some of them have been on the wrong side of the law and served their time for it. We take a look at the list of five Premier League footballers who served prison time in the midst of their careers. 5. Tony Adams He is the most illustrious name in this list. The former Arsenal captain suffered from alcoholism during the earlier stages of his career. In December 1990, he received a four-month jail sentence for drunk driving. He was allegedly four…

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Arsenal rumours: Benzema replacement lined up by Real Madrid, but Gunners face competition to land Fernando Llorente

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners’ hopes of landing Karim Benzema may have received a major boost, after the Daily Express reported that Real Madrid had lined up a replacement. Los Blancos reportedly want Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero should the Frenchman leave. Arsenal are reportedly set to beat Manchester United to the signing of 15-year-old Benfica goalkeeper Joao Virginia, according to the Metro. Virginia had been on trial with the Red Devils, but now appears set to move to the Emirates. Arsene Wenger may have thought…

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Arsenal striker set for Emirates exit – does this mean a new face is on the way in?

Young Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom is set to join Championship side Hull City on loan, where he will link up with fellow young Gunner Isaac Hayden, according to the Daily Express. It was announced on Friday that Hayden would be joining the relegated Premier League side on a season long loan deal. And while the club’s official website reported that Arsene Wenger had insisted that Akpom would not be leaving the club on a permanent deal, he has linked up with The Tigers on loan, too. Akpom had broken into…

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Man United gossip: Latest update on De Gea/Sergio Ramos deal and RVP set to stay

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Saturday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumours. Manchester United target Sergio Ramos, 29, will not reverse his decision to leave Real Madrid even if they offer the central defender an improved deal, according to Marca. He is said to be hurt at being labelled as a mercenary by a recent poll that claimed 55% of the club’s fans wanted him to leave. Spain keeper David De Gea, 24, will have to see out the remaining year of his Manchester United unless Real Madrid let Ramos move to Old Trafford,…

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Chelsea have the LEAST passionate fans in the Premier League, according to study

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A new study analysing social media trends have found that Premier League champions Chelsea had the least passionate fans in the top flight last season. READ MORE: Nine Premier League bargain buys Former Burnley man signs for Tottenham Liverpool defender denies new deal is signed According to the Daily Mail, the study looked at which clubs had the highest and lowest proportion of vocal supporters on Twitter, and found that fans of the Blues were the least involved, while relegated Burnley were by far the most. Despite supposedly not being…

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Hull vs Man Utd – Premier League preview and team news

Hull City will be relegated from the Premier League if they fail to beat Manchester United at the KC Stadium in their final match of the season. Even then, they will be reliant on fellow strugglers Newcastle United to drop points in their game, so it is all or nothing for the Tigers, who started the season looking strong and playing in Europe. Injuries have been a hindrance, but ultimately their wastefulness in front of goal could be set to haunt them. That was very much the case in their…

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Tottenham vs Hull – Premier League preview and team news

Now favourites to be the final team to be relegated from the Premier League, Hull City have a critical game at Tottenham as they look to haul themselves towards survival. They do at least come up against a Spurs side that is currently lacking goals in momentum, having been well beaten by Stoke City last time out. It was a performance that lacked energy throughout as they were second best from the first whistle, and costly mistakes led to goals that should have been avoided. It almost seems as though…

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Hull City’s Steve Harper calls for no protesting on Saturday but support for the team in relegation battle

Hull City goalkeeper Steve Harper has pleaded with the supporters for an end to the protests aimed at club owner Assem Allam, and instead wants the fans to cheer on the Tigers in their survival push this weekend, reports Sky Sports. Hull have been struggling in the Premier League this season, after looking comfortably away from safety for long periods earlier in the campaign. Their poor form comes while owner Allam is still planning on changing the name of the club for marketing reasons, and supporters have understandably rejected the…

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Bruce: We are capable of beating Arsenal too

Following Hull City’s impressive 1-0 home win against Liverpool on Tuesday night, manager Steve Bruce is targeting Arsenal in their next Premier League, and believes the Tigers can earn another result against a top side in the division in their fight for survival, reports Sky Sports. Hull City defender Michael Dawson scored the only goal of the game to earn City three points at the KC Stadium, and to finish the day one step closer to safety. Steve Bruce’s men have spent the majority of the campaign in the lower…

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Hull City 1-0 Liverpool: Dawson goal boosts Tigers’ survival hopes

Hull City defender Michael Dawson scored the only goal of the game, as the relegation-threatened side took a big step on the road to survival in the Premier League by seeing past top-four hopefuls Liverpool at the KC Stadium on Tuesday night, reports Sky Sports. City took the lead in the first-half through the former Tottenham centre-back. Michael Dawson scored his first ever goal for the Tigers, heading home from an Ahmed Elmohamady cross. Liverpool were poor throughout against the Tigers, and struggled to breakthrough the resilient backline. A lack…

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Bruce: Two home wins should keep us up in the Premier League

Hull City manager Steve Bruce believes two more home wins could well be enough to keep the Tigers in the Premier League this season, despite City having been dragged into a relegation dogfight following their recent poor run of form, reports BBC Sport. Hull City were recently defeated by Southampton at St Mary’s, which was their third consecutive loss in the Premier League, and their sixth game without a win. Such form sees them in a precarious position in the division, but their home form has normally been their saving…

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Hull City manager Steve Bruce criticises son Alex Bruce for “awful tackle” in Southampton defeat

After Southampton beat Hull City 2-0, with their first goal coming from a penalty awarded for a foul in the area by Hull’s Alex Bruce on Saints forward Shane Long, manager and father Steve Bruce believes it has cost the Tigers a result, reports Sky Sports. Alex Bruce brought down Long minutes before the hour mark, and Southampton took the lead when James Ward-Prowse dispatched of the resulting spot-kick. Prior to the incident, the two sides were goalless, and Hull were at times looking dangerous, but had a mountain to…

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Hull City manager Steve Bruce delighted with performance despite defeat to Chelsea

Hull City manager Steve Bruce was full of praise for his side’s performance against Chelsea on the weekend, despite the tigers losing 3-2 at the KC Stadium. The City boss believes they won’t have any problems retaining their Premier League status if they can replicate their showing against the league leaders, reports Sky Sports. Chelsea raced to a 2-0 lead through Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, and at the time looked on course to complete a rout against Hull City. The Londoners, however, were shaky at the back, and gave…

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Hull City 2-3 Chelsea: Super-sub Remy spares Chelsea’s blushes

Chelsea striker Loic Remy scored in the second-half, as the Blues avoided dropping yet more points in the Premier League, after having thrown away a two-goal lead against Hull City this weekend, reports BBC Sport. Chelsea took the lead early in the game through Eden Hazard. The talented Belgian winger fired home following a move worked by Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa. Just minutes later, Costa went provider-turn-goalscorer, curling a beautiful effort into the far post to put Chelsea 2-0 up in side of 10 minutes. But Hull continued to…

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Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic after six weeks following knee surgery

Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic could be out of action for the rest of the season after having undergone surgery on a long-term knee problem, reports Sky Sports. The former Everton and Rangers striker has impressed at the KC Stadium, and has found his scoring boots again. His time with Everton came to an end following a lengthy goal drought with the Toffees. But now he’s been afford regular game time he’s back to form with Hull. Manager Steve Bruce has been full of praise for the striker, and feels…

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Man City vs Hull – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester City will be determined to pick up their first win in over a month as they take on a Hull City side deep in trouble and among the bottom three. There was plenty of positives for the hosts to take from their last game at title rivals Chelsea, but there was also some regret as they created the better chances and had more of the territory, though failed to reduce the gap between first and second to two points. It means that a huge effort is needed to close…

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Hull City suffer double defensive injury in West Ham defeat

The treatment continues to rise in numbers at Hull City, with central defenders James Chester and Alex Bruce succumbing to injury in the 3-0 defeat against West Ham, reports BBC Sport. Let alone Hull City losing away to the Hammers which has seen them finish the day in the relegation zone, the Tigers are now without two more important defenders to the side. They currently have Alex Bruce, James Chester, Abel Hernandez, Nikica Jelavic, Liam Rosenior, Andy Robertson, Mohamed Diame, Gaston Ramirez and Robert Snodgrass all out of action. Chester…

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Hull City manager Steve Bruce critical of lack of goals following West Ham defeat

After losing 3-0 away to West Ham this weekend, Hull City manager Steve Bruce admits the lack of goals scored is starting to be a real problem this season, reports Sky Sports. Hull were on top in the first-half against West Ham, but the Tigers couldn’t make their dominance count in the opening 45 minutes of football. After the break, it was West Ham who took advantage, scoring minutes into the second-half, before two more goals piled misery onto City. “When you’re on top and you come away from home…

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West Ham 3-0 Hull City: Hammers end winless run with comfortably victory against the Tigers

Goals from Andy Carroll, Morgan Amalfitano and Stewart Downing saw West Ham see past relegation-threatened Hull City at the Boleyn Ground, reports BBC Sport. Hull City had the better of the chances in the first-half against their London opponents, but didn’t make their dominance count. They were made to rue going into the break goalless as their defence was depleted through injuries to Alex Bruce and James Chester, which probed costly. West Ham took advantage after the break, firstly through Andy Carroll, who scored a rebounded effort from close range.…

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Hull City manager Steve Bruce enduring growing injury crisis at the club

With so many Hull City players currently on the treatment table, manager Steve Bruce admitted that they “cannot afford to lose any more”, reports Sky Sports. The Tigers are involved in a relegation battle this season, with City enduring woeful form. Having so many players on the treatment table certainly won’t be helping their cause, and manager Bruce highlighted the scale of the problems at hand. “Mohamed’s in a leg brace which will come off in a week or so then’s he’s got another 10-12 days of rehabilitation. Last time…

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Hull City in bid for former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has admitted he’s looking at signing ex-Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, reports BBC Sport. “If he becomes available, which I believe he is, then we’d love to do something. I think it might be too expensive, but it’s not a bad bit of speculation. You ask any club in the bottom of the division about Defoe, all of us would say ‘yes’. Whether we can do it financially is another problem,” he said. Hull City had been struggling with a lack of goals this season, and…

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Hull City manager Steve Bruce rules himself out of the vacant Newcastle job

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has found himself linked with the vacant managerial position at Newcastle, due to the 54-year-old being a Newcastle supporter in his younger years, but he played down such speculation recently, reports BBC Sport. “I am determined to see this through (with Hull) and make sure we stay in the Premier League. It’s very flattering (to be linked with Newcastle) as I’m a Geordie but that’s it. I have a job to do here and that’s all I am focused on. I have turned down three…

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Hull vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Hull City will be searching for their first Premier League win since the beginning of October when Swansea City make the trip to Humberside on Saturday. The visit to Chelsea last time out ended in the defeat for Hull that was predicted almost universally at the start of the match, but it all could have ended differently had the Blues’ Gary Cahill been sent off, particularly as the incident came at a time when Steve Bruce’s men were threatening to draw level at 1-1. As it is, they are now…

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Hull City manager Steve Bruce has no idea where Hatem Ben Arfa is

Hull City manager has admitted he is unaware of where on-loan winger Hatem Ben Arfa is, after the Frenchman was dropped from the first-team and allowed to leave the country, reports ITV Football. Ben Arfa was told he didn’t have a future with parent club Newcastle United in the summer, and was subsequently moved out on loan to Hull City in a bid to find some form and put himself in the shop window for another side. But things have quickly gone stale after some below-par performances with the Tigers,…

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Chelsea 2-0 Hull City: Blues score either side of half-time to see past 10-man Tigers in controversial affair

Goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa were the difference in a tempestuous affair at Stamford Bridge, with diving the talking point of the afternoon, reports BBC Sport. The hosts took the lead inside of 10 minutes through winger Eden Hazard. The Belgian international scored with a header to set the Premier League leaders on their way. It was far from a vintage performance from the Londoners, who had Willian and Diego Costa book given yellow cards for diving, while defender Gary Cahill was perhaps fortunate to not have been…

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