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Keane takes swipe at Pogba, questions leadership qualities

Roy Keane says that Paul Pogba “wants to be the main guy” on social media but not on the pitch for Man Utd as he doubts his leadership abilities. The World Cup winner scored his first goal of an injury-ravaged campaign on Thursday, wrapping up a 3-0 Premier League win at embattled Aston Villa. PogbaRead More
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Jack Charlton: England 1966 great, Irish football icon dies at 85

Jack Charlton, a member of the England 1966 World Cup winning side and who went on to become a cult hero in Ireland, has died aged 85, his family announced on Saturday. Charlton — elder brother of his fellow World Cup winning team-mate Bobby — was an integral part of the great Don Revie managedRead More
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Ex-Reds striker picks teams that will challenge Liverpool next season

Peter Crouch thinks Man Utd, Chelsea and Man City have the capabilities to challenge Liverpool for the Premier League title next season. After missing out to City by a point last season, European champions Liverpool have been dominant this term, securing the title with a record seven games to spare. It will be a difficultRead More
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Zidane hails ‘phenomenal’ Courtois after another clean sheet

Zinedine Zidane praised the “phenomenal” Thibaut Courtois after Real Madrid took another step towards the LaLiga title with a win over Deportivo Alaves. Madrid kept a clean sheet for the fifth straight game, recording a 2-0 win on Friday to move four points clear of rivals Barcelona with three games remaining. Zidane lauded Courtois, whoRead More
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Sarri expects difficult challenge as Juve clash with Atalanta

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri agreed with Pep Guardiola’s assessment that facing Atalanta was “like going to the dentist”. Sarri’s side faces a huge test on Saturday when they host Atalanta, who are third in Serie A and nine points behind leaders Juve with seven games remaining. Manchester City manager Guardiola compared playing Atalanta to goingRead More
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Arteta claims north London derby different without fans

The north London derby cannot be the same game without fans, according to Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. Arsenal travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, aiming to extend a four-match unbeaten run in the Premier League. Arteta is a veteran of nine north London derbies from his playing days at Emirates Stadium and remembersRead More
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GARBA LAWAL: It was painful losing 2000 AFCON to Cameroon

Garba Lawal is every coach’s player. Once he broke into the national team, Lawal’s industry, versatility and commitment to duty earned him a regular national call up and he remained a permanent feature in the Super Eagles throughout his international career that spanned over a decade. He spoke with Jacob Ajom.
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Champions League final eight draw throws up possible Barcelona-Bayern clash

Barcelona and Bayern Munich will meet in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League should both sides make it through, Friday’s draw for the final eight confirmed. READ ALSO: Premier League admits VAR blunders Both teams still need to complete their last-16 ties, with Bayern 3-0 up against Chelsea after the first leg and Barcelona havingRead More
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Juve boss Sarri insists no hangover from Milan defeat

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has told his title-chasing players they must set aside the shock of crumbling against Milan as they prepare to tackle a dangerous Atalanta side. A torrid Tuesday at San Siro saw Juventus lead 2-0 before folding in the final 30 minutes to lose 4-2 against Stefano Pioli’s Rossoneri. Third-placed Atalanta have theRead More
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Chelsea’s Gilmour facing lengthy spell out after knee surgery

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour will be out for up to four months after undergoing knee surgery, head coach Frank Lampard has confirmed. The 19-year-old was hurt after a collision with Luka Milivojevic during the Blues’ 3-2 Premier League win over Crystal Palace on Tuesday. “Billy Gilmour’s had an operation on his knee this morning, unfortunately,Read More
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La Liga: Varane debunks allegation of Real Madrid controlling VAR

Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane, has insisted that Zinedine Zidane’s side does not control the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). Varane said this after Real Madrid defeated Alaves 2-0 in the La Liga on Friday night. Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio scored for Real Madrid, as Los Blancos went four points clear of Barcelona at the …
La Liga: Varane debunks allegation of Real Madrid controlling VAR

Former England defender, Jack Charlton is dead

Former England defender, Jack Charlton is dead. Charlton, who won the 1966 World Cup with England, died on Friday night at the age of 85 following a long-term illness. Leeds United confirmed his death in a statement via its official website on Saturday. The statement reads: “Leeds United are deeply saddened to learn club legend …
Former England defender, Jack Charlton is dead

EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts scorelines of Sheffield United vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Burnley

A former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted the scorelines of some of today’s Premier League fixtures. Liverpool will host Burnley at Anfield after defeating Brighton 3-1 in their last encounter. Chelsea will face Sheffield United in an away Premier League clash following a 3-2 victory against Crystal Palace in their previous fixture. Providing his …
EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts scorelines of Sheffield United vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Burnley

EPL: Peter Crouch names clubs to challenge Liverpool for title next season

Former Liverpool striker, Peter Crouch, has named Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United as the three clubs that will challenge Jurgen Klopp’s men for the Premier League title next season. Liverpool was crowned Premier League champions for the first time in 30 years last in June after Manchester City’s 2-1 loss against Chelsea at Stamford …
EPL: Peter Crouch names clubs to challenge Liverpool for title next season

EPL: Gay Premier League player admits he is afraid to come out

A gay Premier League footballer has admitted he is afraid to come out. In an open letter published by the UK Sun, the player who is not yet ready to reveal his identity, said only some members of his family and a “select group” of friends know about his sexuality. He confirmed that none of …
EPL: Gay Premier League player admits he is afraid to come out

Arsenal may face Liverpool in Community Shield

Arsenal could play Liverpool in the Community Shield, even if they lose to Manchester City in next Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final, the Daily Mail reports. City and Manchester United who take on Chelsea in the other tie, could be unavailable to face champions Liverpool next month due to European commitments. The FA are determined to …
Arsenal may face Liverpool in Community Shield

LaLiga table: Real Madrid two matches away from winning title

Real Madrid are two games away from winning the LaLiga title, following a 2-0 victory over Alaves on Friday night. Karim Benzema scored one and provided an assist for Marco Asensio, as Los Blancos went four points clear of Barcelona at the top of the table. With three games left for Real, they need at …
LaLiga table: Real Madrid two matches away from winning title

EPL: How referees help Man Utd – Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, claimed Manchester United received “help” from referees, who awarded them penalties. Mourinho was speaking against the backdrop of his side being denied a spot-kick during a 0-0 draw at Bournemouth on Thursday night. He refused to blame himself or his players after Spurs were frustrated by the Video Assistant Referee …
EPL: How referees help Man Utd – Mourinho

Champions League: Setien, Guardiola react to Barcelona, Man City’s quarter-final draws

Barcelona manager, Quique Setién and Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola have reacted to their side’s UEFA Champions League quarter-finals draws. DAILY POST had earlier reported that UEFA on Friday announced the draws in Nyon, Switzerland. Barcelona, who will battle Napoli in the Champions League second leg, round of 16 clashes in August will face the …
Champions League: Setien, Guardiola react to Barcelona, Man City’s quarter-final draws

Champions League: Only one club from Bayern, Barca, Man City, Real Madrid can play finals

The draws for the delayed quarter-finals and semi-finals of this year’s Champions League were conducted on Friday. Like almost every other sporting competition around the globe, Europe’s top tier club competition was put on hold, as the world grappled with the effects of COVID-19. However, in August, Champions League football returns. Interestingly, from the draws …
Champions League: Only one club from Bayern, Barca, Man City, Real Madrid can play finals

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