Harry Kane urges teammates to stay put, says it would be ‘Stupid’ to leave Spurs

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In an interview with Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport, via the Telegraph, Spurs and England forward Harry Kane has urged his fellow teammates at the White Hart Lane to stay put, saying it would be ‘stupid’ to leave the club. Tottenham currently sit third in League table, nine points behind Chelsea, and are also competing in Europa league after a dismal exit from the Champions League earlier this season. Spurs recently announced that they will be moving to an all new 61,000 seater stadium at the start of 2018-2019 season. 👍…

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Transfer Roundup 24th January- Payet saga goes on, Dani Alves China-bound and more

Less than a week to go before the January transfer window comes to a close, the deals are coming in thick and fast, with lots happening across the globe. Let us take a look at the hottest transfer stories from today: WEST HAM REJECT THIRD BID FROM MARSEILLE FOR PAYET Sky Sports sources say West Ham United have rejected yet another bid from Marseille for wantaway star Dimitri Payet. The latest bid is believed to be in the region of £22.5 million while the Hammers rate their French (homesick) star at £30…

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Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka in trouble again following racial abuse accusation

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been interviewed by police following an allegation of racial abuse by an airline staff member at Heathrow airport. Xhaka is understood to have made the visit to London airport to see off his friend Leonard Lekaj, who plays in the German sixth division. This friend of Arsenal midfielder was refused entry after arriving late for boarding the flight at Heathrow Terminal 5. Xhaka racially abused a member of staff by apparently saying f****** white b**** in German, at which point airport security and police were…

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Arsene Wenger charged by the FA, faces imminent touchline ban

As everyone had expected, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been slapped with a misconduct charge by the FA for his actions during his side’s last-gasp 2-1 win over Burnley on Sunday. Arsene Wenger was sent off to the stands for using abusive language with fourth official Anthony Taylor after match referee John Moss awarded a 92nd-minute to the Clarets against ten-man Arsenal. However, Wenger appeared to stay in the tunnel and watch the proceedings instead of leaving the area. This is Arsène Wenger’s home. He stands where he wants. pic.twitter.com/hjcdEHNKV8…

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Arsenal vs Burnley Talking Points- Mustafi Extends Record, Red Card To Xhaka, FA Trouble For Wenger & Sanchez Penalty

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10-man Arsenal snatched all three points against Burnley, literally with the skin of their teeth in a game that involved blockbuster drama. Let us take a look at the key talking points as Arsenal leapfrogged North London rivals Spurs and Merseyside Reds to the second spot, sitting 8 points behind leaders Chelsea. SHKODRAN MUSTAFI EXTENDS HIS MAGNIFICENT RECORD The £35-million-summer arrival is currently on a valuable 21 games unbeaten streak for Arsenal this season. The German is yet to feature in a defeat with the Gunners and scored the opener…

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Five big-money signings waiting to happen this summer

The January transfer window, with all the noise that comes with it, offers little. The big clubs are seldom willing to let their players leave halfway through the season, as replacing them would be nigh impossible. Most of the players worthy of attention are also cup-tied due to already playing in Europe, and potential buyers would much rather have a player without such strings attached. This pushes major transfers to the summer transfer window. The summer represents the start of the new European season and except for rare occasions, a…

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Chelsea forward seals move, Costa returns and more

  Middlesbrough have completed the signing of striker Patrick Bamford in a £5.5m deal from Chelsea. The 23-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Boro. He previously had a very successful loan spell with the Boro during the 2014-15 season. However, that spell was followed by disastrous loan spells at Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Burnley. He had recently cut short his loan spell with the Clarets and returned to Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, unsettled Chelsea striker Diego Costa has joined training with the first team for the first time…

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Plymouth player charged with rape, set to be dropped for Liverpool’s visit

David Goodwillie, who was an unused substitute when the Pilgrims took away an FA Cup 3rd round replay from Anfield earlier in January, is set to be dropped following a civil court ruling that found him and his former Dundee teammate David Roberton guilty of raping a woman.   Goodwillie, 27 is a former Scotland International who joined Plymouth last year. David Goodwillie and David Roberton have been ordered to pay £100,000 compensation to the mother of one, Denise Clair. The Plymouth forward was accused of serious sexual assault way back in 2011,…

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United reject Lyon bid for winger, set to make a move for forward and more

Manchester United are set to make a move for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann during the summer, according to reports by the Independent. The 25-year-old Frenchman scored six goals during his country’s run to the finals of the European Championship and finished third in the subsequent Balon d’Or awards. Griezmann, a known United fan, has made little secret of his desire to play for the club. “I always ask Paul Pogba about Manchester United,” Griezmann said in an interview with Sky Germany back in November. “I think they are a…

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Harry Kane hurricane helps hit a new landmark as Spurs thrash WBA

After outplaying Chelsea and ending their run of 13 successive wins, Mauricio Pocchetino’s Tottenham destroyed West Brom in a 4-0 defeat today. Spurs climbed within striking distance of the league leaders courtesy a blitzkrieg hat-trick from England International Harry Kane. The 23-year-old had a rather silent night against Chelsea where the limelight was stolen by the midfield duo of Christian Eriksen and Delle Alli, the former assisting the latter twice in an identical fashion. But, when Harry Kane scored past Ben Foster in the 12th minute of the game today,…

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Real Madrid, Liverpool, Newcastle, Burnley? Which European club had the most net profit?

UEFA’s club licensing benchmarking report for 2015 states that Liverpool FC recorded the highest Net-Profit for the financial year of 2015. HIGHEST NET PROFIT Liverpool recorded a Net-Profit of 75 million euros (£65.5 million) in a financial year that saw the Reds parting ways with their star striker Luis ‘El Pistolero’ Suarez for Barcelona making a sum of £75 million in the lucrative deal. Surprisingly enough, Newcastle United came in second with a net profit of 43 million euros, ahead of third placed Spanish giants and 11 times European Champions…

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Manchester City In Trouble Over Anti-Doping Regulations, Charged By The FA

After registering a thumping 5-0 victory over Hammers earlier this week, Manchester City seemed to be recuperating only for the Football Association to drop an Anti-Doping bomb at Etihad. City have been charged by The FA over regulations concerning ‘Club Whereabouts Information’. This breach of the code of conduct does not revolve around an individual at the club but the entire club as a whole. The FA statement read, “Manchester City have been charged in relation to The FA’s Rules on Anti-Doping. It is alleged the club failed to ensure…

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CONFIRMED LINEUPS – Southampton vs Liverpool EFL Cup Semi Final (1st Leg)

Lucas Leiva makes his return to the Liverpool midfield taking up the number 6 role, Phillipe Coutinho finally features on the bench alongside Woodburn, Stewart and Joe Gomez. LFC Confirmed Lineup: 📋Here’s tonight’s #LFC team… #SOULIV pic.twitter.com/LhfoM763iA — Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 11, 2017 Maya Yoshida, Ryan Bertrand and Steve Davis return to the Saints starting lineup while wantaway skipper Fonte, Ward-Prowse and Sam McQueen make way. Saints Confirmed Lineup: The teams are in! Here’s a look at how #SaintsFC line up for tonight’s #EFLCup semi-final first leg against #LFC:…

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Arsenal star might reject new contract offer

Arsenal star Hector Bellerin could reject a new deal from the Gunner to force a summer move to Manchester City, the Times claims. Yesterday, reports emerged that Arsenal are set to offer a new five-year deal to right-back Hector Bellerin. The Spaniard has emerged as one of best full-backs in football in the last couple of years. His current deal expires in 2019 and a new deal would have extended his contract until 2021. The Times have also claimed that the new deal from the Gunners would have doubled Bellerin’s…

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Pep Guardiola wants to sign Manchester United outcast and La Liga star striker

It’s obvious Manchester City are primed for a big summer. With Pep Guardiola coming in to coach the Citizens, the club are expected to sign a number of big names. City have already secured the signing of midfielder Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund and are the reported favourites to land young gun Leroy Sane from Schalke 04. However, according to The Daily Mail Guardiola is also considering a shock move for Victor Valdes, who has been released by Manchester United. The goalkeeper was Barcelona’s number one under the new City…

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FA Cup Round Four Preview

While it did not produce a considerable amount of genuine upsets, the third round of the FA Cup provided plenty of entertainment and talking points, not to mention some memorable goals. Now it is time for the last 32, the draw for which has thrown up several intriguing ties which offer the potential for shocks as some Premier League clubs face tricky trips to face lower league opponents whose supporters will create a partisan atmosphere. The first of these takes place on Friday as Championship promotion hopefuls Derby County entertain a…

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Video technology to be trialled in FA Cup?

Next season’s FA Cup may feature video technology trials after football’s law-making body recommended that experiments take place, accoring to The Daily Mirror. A decision will be made in March’s meeting of the International FA Board’s (IFAB) annual general meeting, but the the FA are known supporters of video technology and are expected to offer next season’s FA Cup for trials. These would be limited to decisions on goals, red cards, penalties and cases of mistaken identity. They would involve different kinds of experiments, such as video only being used when the…

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FA Cup Round Three Preview

For many football supporters, FA Cup third round weekend is one of the most eagerly anticipated dates on the footballing calendar, throwing up a whole host of intriguing ties which give lower league clubs the opportunity to upstage more illustrious, higher ranked opponents. In 2016 it is no different; indeed it is epitomised by the opening encounter of the weekend which takes place in South Devon as Exeter City play host to Liverpool. Although they are currently in the midst of their poorest run of the season, Exeter have a…

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Top 5 Footballers in Pop

Newly crowned World Boxing Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury gained much media coverage and social media reaction after his impromptu serenading of his wife following his recent victory over Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf. Generous souls may be able to excuse the cringeworthiness and put it down to it being a heat of the moment thing. A few might even have moved by the sentiment as Fury completed his crooning with a very touching, ‘I love you, my wife.’ However, there are footballers who, far from being caught up in the moment or overcome with emotion, have actually gone through…

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Top 9 movies based on the world’s most popular game

There is a serious dearth of Hollywood productions based on the world’s most popular game. But there are some gems that are must-see for any football fan and as expected most of them are British productions. Here is our list of the top nine movies based on football: 9. Goal I and II: These movies capture the rise of lead character Santiago Munez from Los Angeles to Newcastle United to Real Madrid. These movies were made with assistance from FIFA and hence feature some of the biggest names in the…

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Job Vacant. New Pundit Wanted

As Gary Neville takes up his position as the new manager of La Liga’s Valencia, it leaves a substantial hole and significant shoes to fill at Sky Sports. Neville has gained virtually universal praise for his pundit’s role at Sky Sports since joining the Monday Night Football team at the start of the 2011-12 season. His colleague at Sky Sports, Martin Tyler, was full of praise for his departing broadcasting partner, describing him as an ‘exceptional person.’ Tyler went on to explain that he hopes they will work together in the…

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Liverpool fans are not happy about new contract talks with Simon Mignolet

Liverpool have opened talks over a new deal with Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, according to The Guardian. Last week, reports surfaced that manager Jurgen Klopp is actively looking for a replacement of Mignolet, but the German manager has already dismissed those rumours in his press conference. And now the latest news of contract extension has pushed the Reds fans a little bit over the edge. There were a lot of reactions on Twitter: New Mignolet contract to come with release clause. Requirement to release the ball while there’s still a…

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Man United target Thomas Muller claims he’s tempted by ‘huge wages’ in the Premier League

Manchester United target Thomas Muller has revealed that he is tempted by the enormous wages offered by Premier League clubs, according to the Metro. The Germany international was heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford over the summer, but Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently told the Premier League side to forget about snapping him up (via Metro). Muller was given his Bayern debut by United boss Louis van Gaal during his time in charge of the Bundesliga giants, and the Metro claim that he is desperate to be…

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Arsenal gossip: Wenger praises team spirit but rues missed striker opportunity

Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, 27, is set to be dropped for a number of key fixtures, including in the Champions League and could push for a loan move in January, according to The Sun. Arsenal had a loan bid for Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin, 24, rejected during the summer transfer window, the London Evening Standard reports. The Gunners were keen to add to their striking options ahead of the season, with Karim Benzema identified by Arsene Wenger as his top target as…

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Have Liverpool inadvertently confirmed Jurgen Klopp as Brendan Rodgers’ replacement?

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Liverpool may have given a less than subtle clue as to the identity of their new manager after publishing a rumour on their website that links them with former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp not 24 hours after giving Brendan Rodgers the boot, the Metro reports. The German tactician is the favourite to take over the Anfield hot seat after Rodgers was relieved of his duties this weekend following the 1-1 draw with cross city rivals Everton on Sunday. The Metro reports that Rodgers spent over £300m on new players…

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