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    V is for ‘viewing centres’… and other A-Z items of the new premier league season

V is for ‘viewing centres’… and other A-Z items of the new premier league season

It’s August yet again and an august visitor is knocking on the door!What better way to preview the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League (BPL) campaign than to give you a letter-by-letter guide with a Nigerian flavour strewn around it?Ready?Welcome to the A-Z guide to the new season! A is for APL… And that’s not the new name of the ruling party in [...]

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    Nigeria launch attempt to ‘steal’ Ibe from England

Nigeria launch attempt to ‘steal’ Ibe from England

Nigeria are keen on convincing Jordon Ibe to represent the Super Eagles instead of England.The 19-year-old is eligible to play for Nigeria through his father and Eagles’ coach Sunday Oliseh was at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground on Wednesday to sound out the player over a switch of allegiances.Ibe has been a star of Liverpool’s pre-season and looks certain to be [...]

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    Liverpool agree Benteke deal

Liverpool agree Benteke deal

Liverpool have reached an agreement with Aston Villa over the £32.5m transfer of striker Christian Benteke.The Reds met the release clause of the Belgian striker at the end of last week and agreed the structure of the payment with the Midlanders over the weekend.Liverpool’s club doctor will now travel to England from the team's tour of Australia to complete Benteke's [...]

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    Sterling: I can’t wait to play with world class players

Sterling: I can’t wait to play with world class players

Raheem Sterling says he cannot wait to play alongside so many world-class players after completing his record-breaking transfer to Manchester City.The 20-year-old England international became British football's most expensive player on Tuesday when he signed a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium to complete a move from Liverpool which will be worth up to £49million.“It's a good feeling and this [...]

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    Liverpool pay tribute to late Coach Walsh

Liverpool pay tribute to late Coach Walsh

Barclays Premier League side, Liverpool FC, have posted a message of condolence to the Adelaide Crows following the tragic death of coach Phil Walsh.The 55-year-old was found with multiple stab wounds at his family's South Australian home at 2am on Friday.He died at the scene, despite the efforts of ambulance paramedics. His wife Meredith suffered a leg injury.Walsh's 26-year-old son Cy [...]

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    Liverpool snatch Adekanye from Barcelona

Liverpool snatch Adekanye from Barcelona

Liverpool have completed the signing of the highly-rated Barcelona starlet Bobby Adekanye.The 16-year-old will join up with the Reds’ Under-18 team this summer after leaving the Catalan giant, via a loan spell with PSV, despite being one of the most promising talents at La Masia.Adekanye, who was born in Nigeria but raised in the Netherlands from age four, was one [...]

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    Emotional Benitez takes charge of Real

Emotional Benitez takes charge of Real

New Real Madrid coach, Rafa Benitez, couldn’t contain his emotions as he was unveiled as the club’s manager.The 55-year-old was unveiled earlier today, having agreed a three-year contract following his exit from Napoli.But few would have expected the Spaniard to shed a tear at the presentation and that’s exactly what happened when the former Liverpool coach was appointed to replace [...]

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    Hull relegated after goalless draw

Hull relegated after goalless draw

Hull City have been relegated to the Championship after a 0-0 draw with Manchester United and Newcastle's 2-0 win over West Ham condemned them to the drop.The Tigers had to better the Magpies' result, but goals from Moussa Sissoko and Jonas Gutierrez ensured Hull’s goalless draw with the Red Devils came to nothing.Paul McShane and Robbie Brady had goals ruled [...]

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    BPL Preview: Who goes down? Hull City or Newcastle United?

BPL Preview: Who goes down? Hull City or Newcastle United?

The talking point of the last game of the season is not, obviously, on who wins the Barclays Premier League (BPL) title.Rather, the attention is on whom between Hull City and Newcastle United joins Burnley and QPR in the Championship.It’s a straight fight between “City” and “United” so let us play the number game without involving our soccer analysts.Of the [...]

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    MLS-bound Gerrard proves God’s sense of humour

MLS-bound Gerrard proves God’s sense of humour

For a Manchester United fan, the memory of the retiring-from-the-Barclays Premier League-Steven Gerrard can be summarised in a popular idiom: what goes around comes around.Or better still: God has a wicked sense of humour!A great midfielder no doubt but when I think of Steven G (shhh…this is between us: I’m a Man U fan), I don’t remember the caps he [...]

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    BPL Panel: Man U set to leapfrog Arsenal

BPL Panel: Man U set to leapfrog Arsenal

Manchester United and Arsenal are evenly matched this season as they go into battle for third place.United won 2-1 at the Emirates in the Barclays Premier League (BPL) in November, despite Arsenal dominating for the majority of the match.Arsenal won 2-1 at Old Trafford in the FA Cup in March, despite United dominating for the majority of the match.There's little [...]

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    Liverpool’s UCL hopes fade after draw at the Bridge

Liverpool’s UCL hopes fade after draw at the Bridge

Liverpool's hopes of booking a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) are all but over after a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.The Reds now sit six points behind bitter rivals Manchester United with two games left and a vastly inferior goal difference.With the title already in the bag, Jose Mourinho handed young Ruben Loftus-Cheek his first [...]

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    BPL: Chelsea to kill Liverpool’s faint UCL hopes

BPL: Chelsea to kill Liverpool’s faint UCL hopes

It’s all about Chelsea at the moment.After winning the Barclays Premier League (BPL) with three games to spare, they will be looking to dent Liverpool’s hope of catching up with the floundering Manchester United and pipping them to a fourth place finish on the log that will guarantee a berth in the UEFA Champions League.So, can Jose Mourinho and his [...]

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    United lose to West Brom at Old Trafford

United lose to West Brom at Old Trafford

Manchester United fell to a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in the Barclays Premier League. Robin van Persie missed a penalty after Jonas Olsson inadvertently deflected in Chris Brunt's free-kick.At Anfield, Steven Gerrard scored one and missed a penalty as Liverpool maintained their slim top four chances with a 2-1 win over QPR.Phillipe Coutinho [...]

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    Oshoala in five-man BBC Women Footballer of the Year shortlist

Oshoala in five-man BBC Women Footballer of the Year shortlist

Asisat Oshoala Super Falcon’s striker has been shortlisted for the inaugural 2015 BBC Women footballer of the Year award.According to an announcement by the BBC World Service, Asisat is the only African shortlisted for the award, others being Spain’s Verónica Boquete, German Nadine Kessler, Kim Little of Scotland and Marta of Brazil.A panel of experts - including administrators, journalists, coaches and [...]

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    Chelsea to emerge unscathed against Arsenal

Chelsea to emerge unscathed against Arsenal

There are a lot of books on football, but Arsene Wenger is yet to come across one that will teach him how to end a bad run against an adversary.In 12 meetings with Jose Mourinho, the Frenchman has not won a game.Our soccer analysts are not convinced he’s about to break the jinx when Arsenal and Chelsea meet at [...]

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