Premier league Clubs To Discuss Closing Transfer Window Early

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English Premier League clubs are set to discuss whether to shut the transfer window before the start of the 2018-19 season when they meet next month, British media have reported. Representatives from the 20 ­top-flight clubs are due to attend ­a shareholders meeting on September 7 with the majority pushing…

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Giroud Header Seals Arsenal Win In Season-Opening Thriller

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A feast of goals opened the Premier League season when Arsenal twice came from behind to beat Leicester City 4-3 with substitute Olivier Giroud heading a late winner on Friday. Arsenal’s new signing Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette took 94 seconds to make his mark with a header from Mohamed Elneny’s curling…

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CONTE PROUD OF HIS PROBLEM-SOLVING AT CHELSEA

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Antonio Conte says guiding Chelsea to the Premier League title from last season’s 10th-placed finish would be one of his best achievements as a manager. Chelsea will secure the trophy with victory at West Bromwich Albion tonight but the Italian remains characteristically cautious until the job is complete. Only an…

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INFANTINO HITS OUT AT ‘FIFA BASHING’ AND ‘FAKE NEWS’

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino took aim at critics of world football’s governing body on Thursday, saying the organisation had reformed and was now a victim of “fake news” and “FIFA bashing”. Speaking to the organisation’s 67th congress in the Bahraini capital, Infantino, who replaced Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA…

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#HOUSEYARNS – People misconstrue my players’ scouting as job hunting- Imama

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Former Enugu Rangers coach, Imama Amapakabo, has dismissed speculations that he has been contacted by any clubside in the country. The former Enyimba Assistant coach’s contract was recently terminated by the management of the Flying Antelopes due to poor string of results. There have been media reports he is been…

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#HOUSEYARNS – RANGERS, MFM FC ADVANCE IN STATE FA CUP FINALS

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Enugu Rangers will trade tackles with Coal City Youths in the final of the Enugu State FA Cup on Sunday. Rangers reached the final of the FA Cup at the expense of FC Stars Plus with a hard fought 3-1 defeat on April 27, while Coal City Youths beat FC Inter…

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ATLETICO AIM FOR EUROPEAN REVENGE AGAINST REAL AT FOURTH ATTEMPT

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Real Madrid are the only team who have stopped Atletico Madrid adding a Champions League triumph to their achievements under Diego Simeone and for the fourth year running the Rojiblancos’ illustrious neighbours block their path to European glory.   Atletico under their charismatic Argentine coach have seen off the giants…

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#HOUSEYARNS – ABU AZEEZ LAST – GASP HERO GIVES SAND EAGLES FIRST WN AT BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP

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Nigeria staged a remarkable comeback to defeat Mexico 5-4 in extra time of their Group B clash at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.   It was the Mexicans that initially took control of the contest after goals from Abdiel Villa, Angel Rodriguez and Ramon Maldonado.   However,…

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#ASEDEYHOT – FRANCE OPEN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO AWARD OF 2018 AND 2022 WORLD CUPS

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France has become the third country after the United States and Switzerland to investigate the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.   France’s Parquet National Financier, which is responsible for law enforcement against serious financial crime, has reportedly questioned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter in connection with their probe…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – DE ROSSI OUT FOR DERBY

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Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi is a doubt for Sunday’s Derby della Capitale with Lazio. The Italian international missed Monday’s trip to Pescara with an ankle problem, and has been training separately in recent days as he tries to recover. De Rossi will be evaluated at today’s training session, but…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BAYERN MUNICH’S RETIRING CAPTAIN PHILIPP LAHM: ‘I WANT TO TRY AND ENJOY MY FINAL WEEKS’

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Philipp Lahm will only get two more chances to appear at the Allianz Arena in Bayern Munich colours. The south stand applauded and Lahm acknowledged the encouragement as he applauded them for their support in the pouring Munich rain after the 3-2 DFB Cup semi-final defeat to Borussia Dortmund. The Bayern captain no…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – HECTOR BELLERIN: ‘SPIRITS HIGH IN ARSENAL CAMP AFTER WINNING RUN’

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Hector Bellerin has called on his Arsenal teammates to maintain their winning run of form when they head to White Hart Lane for a North London derby showdown with Tottenham Hotspur this weekend. The Gunners have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes in the past week or so by edging past Middlesbrough and Leicester…

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#HOUSEYARNS – EVERTON DENIES IFEANYI UBAH’S CLAIMS

Former FC Ifeanyi Ubah head coach Rafael Everton has denied claims by FC Ifeanyi Ubah management that he bridged his contract. According to an ealier statement from the club, Everton was accused of returning to Brazil without the notice of the club and that he also owes the club fifty…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – HIGUAIN BRACE GIVES JUVE 32ND STRAIGHT HOME WIN

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A brace from Gonzalo Higuain gave Juventus a 2-0 win at home to Chievo on Saturday and moved them closer to a sixth consecutive Serie A title as they forged nine points clear of their closest pursuers. Juve extended their run to 32 successive home league wins and left second-placed…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BARCELONA FALL TO SHOCK MALAGA DEFEAT AFTER MADRID DERBY DRAW

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Neymar was sent off as Barcelona suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at Malaga on Saturday that scuppered their hopes of going top of La Liga and handed control of the title race to leaders to Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane’s Real were held to a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in…

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