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

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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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Arsenal vs Man United predicted line ups: Wenger to ring the changes while LVG sticks with winning formula

A look into how Manchester United will line up for the trip to Arsenal on Sunday. With Luke Shaw injured, usual makeshift left-back Daley Blind will have to move over into the centre to make way for Ashley Young. The 30-year-old has performed well for Louis van Gaal, if further back than he would have liked. However, Blind, now in the middle, will have to have his wits about him if he is to keep Alexis Sanchez quiet. The Chilean can turn even the most hardened centre-backs inside out, and…

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Monaco president claims Anthony Martial rejected bigger offer to join Man United

Monaco president Vadim Vasilyev has claimed that teenage striker Anthony Martial rejected an even bigger offer from an unnamed club over the summer in order to be able to link up with Manchester United, the Metro reports. The 19-year-old eventually completed a huge deal on to head to Old Trafford on deadline day that could end up costing United £58m (via Metro) in a move that stunned onlookers in the football world. United came in for some heavy criticism for spending so much money on a player that has largely…

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Stoke vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

If struggling Stoke City are to earn their much-needed first Premier League win of the season, they will have to break the seemingly unquenchable momentum of Leicester City, who currently lie in the lofty territory of second place. After a summer of high-profile signings and a tangible sense of optimism, the home side are really struggling to get their campaign going, with several powder puff displays characterised by a general lack of a goal threat; surprising given that they now possess the creative talents of Xherdan Shaqiri among others. Captain Ryan Shawcross has…

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Arsenal gossip: Wenger hits out at fans over transfer deals but Gunners pledge aid to help refugee crisis

Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup. Arsenal will donate £1 for every ticket sold during their match with Stoke City this weekend – to help the refugee crisis, the Metro reports. The football world has been quick to offer support to people seeking refuge from war-torn areas in the Middle East and Africa, and Uefa are hopeful of raising around £2m after the first round of Champions League fixtures next week. Arsene Wenger has defended his decision not to sign another striker and insists he didn’t lie about…

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Arsenal gossip: Key trio close in on return and striker deal given January go-ahead

Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup. Juventus are ready to let Simone Zaza go in January, with Arsenal interested in the 24-year-old striker, according to Spanish outlet Fichajes. The striker spent last season with Sassuolo, and linked up with Juve over the summer. The Gunners are confident forward Danny Welbeck, 24, will play again this year – despite England boss Roy Hodgson suggesting he would be out for six months, The Sun reports. Arsenal are now hopeful of having Welbeck back in the squad in time for Christmas.…

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How the England team would look based on current form: Man United striker and Chelsea defender nowhere near

With England set to qualify for Euro 2016 this weekend, many wondered why Roy Hodgson didn’t decide to experiment a little for the clash with San Marino. Instead, the Three Lions boss opted to spring for a full strength squad, though the announcement may have been lost amid all of the transfer deadline hubbub. But thanks to WhoScored (via The Guardian) we’re now able to see what the best England XI would look like if Roy picked solely on form alone. It’s quite an eye opener. GK: Jack Butland Stoke…

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Emmanuel Adebayor rejected Aston Villa and West Ham moves because he was waiting for a ‘sign from God’

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor reportedly rejected the chance to leave the club this summer because he was holding out for the club to pay up his contract in full, according to the Daily Express. However, money may not be the only motive he had for remaining in North London, as the Daily Telegraph claims that the Togolese international sought council with his pastor when a potential move to Aston Villa was on the cards back in July. The 31-year-old travelled to Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training complex to undergo a medical,…

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Anthony Martial explains why he joined Manchester United: Striker handed number 9 shirt

New Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has revealed that he joined the Red Devils because the lure of playing in the Premier League was too great to turn down, the Daily Express reports. The 19-year-old became the world’s most expensive teenager when he completed his £36m deal to head to Old Trafford earlier on Tuesday (via Express). The Express also reports that the deal could rise as high as £58m depending on add-ons. Martial has now returned to France to link up with his international teammates ahead of this week’s…

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Paul Pogba demands five-year £82.5m Chelsea contract

Chelsea target Paul Pogba has apparently told the club that he wants a five-year deal worth a stunning £82.5m if he is to sign for them, according to the Daily Express. And that number does not include the whopping £72m transfer fee the club would have to fork out in order to bring him to the club before Tuesday’s transfer deadline (via Express), meaning the total outlay would cost The Blues a total of £154.5m. The 22-year-old has been billed as Chelsea’s number one transfer target during the home stretch…

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