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Daily Archives: September 10, 2015

Louis van Gaal v Brendan Rodgers: Shared passion for possession?

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They are both famous advocates of possession football but how will that play out when Louis van Gaal and Brendan Rodgers face off at Old Trafford? Adam Bate discusses the nuanced philosophies of the two managers… Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United take on Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday. They are perhaps the two managers in the Premier ...

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Manchester United and Liverpool meet without local talent for first time in Premier League history

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  For the first time in Premier League history, Manchester United and Liverpool are set to face off on Saturday without a locally born player featuring in the match. The famous fixture has seen a player from the Liverpool or Manchester area turn out for their respective side in each of their 46 previous Premier League encounters. However, Huyton boy ...

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Louis van Gaal: Man Utd boss says Martial bought for successor

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Louis van Gaal has told Manchester United fans he bought Anthony Martial for the club’s next manager. United paid Monaco £36m to sign Martial on transfer deadline day. The 19-year-old forward could end up costing £58m with various add-ons. Speaking at a private function for United’s executive ticket holders on Wednesday, Van Gaal said Martial would be of more use ...

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Premier League: Arsenal vs Stoke City match preview

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Mark Hughes believes his Stoke City side are equipped with the personnel to earn their first win at Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League. While they have won four of seven BPL meetings with the Gunners at the Britannia Stadium, a triumph in north London has remained elusive, but manager Hughes has bolstered his attacking options with club record signing ...

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Premier League: Everton vs Chelsea match preview

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez is anticipating a strong response from Chelsea when the defending Barclays Premier League champions travel to Goodison Park. Chelsea have endured a difficult start to the new campaign, taking just four points from as many matches and suffering a 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace before the international break. Martinez’s men sit only a point ahead ...

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Tom Cleverley: Everton midfielder out for six to eight weeks

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Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley will be out for up to eight weeks after suffering ankle ligament damage. The 26-year-old was injured in his side’s recent 0-0 draw at Tottenham after a challenge with Eric Dier. It was feared Cleverley had broken a bone in that Premier League game, but Everton boss Roberto Martinez said he would miss “six to eight ...

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Marvin Sordell: Colchester United sign former Burnley striker

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Colchester United have signed former Burnley striker Marvin Sordell on a contract to the end of the season. The ex-England Under-21 international, 24, was released by the Championship side earlier this month, having scored once in 20 appearances since joining from Bolton in the summer of 2014. Sordell has scored 33 goals in 153 career league appearances. “The choice was ...

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Thorsten Stuckmann: Doncaster keeper backs caretaker Rob Jones

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Doncaster defender Rob Jones is the “perfect man” to become caretaker boss, says goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann. Jones, 35, has been put in temporary charge of the team after Paul Dickov was sacked on Tuesday. “He is the perfect man now for us. He has a clear idea for how he wants us to play,” German Stuckmann told BBC Radio Sheffield. ...

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How can Scotland qualify for Euro 2016 finals?

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Scotland’s 3-2 defeat by Germany at Hampden leaves Gordon Strachan’s side four points adrift of third place and a play-off spot in Group D. Unlike group leaders Germany, Poland and the Republic of Ireland, Scotland cannot now claim one of the two automatic qualification spots. The sole target is third place and a double-header against another third-place team for a ...

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge back training after hip surgery

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has returned to training following a hip operation in May. Sturridge, 26, has not played since the FA Cup sixth round victory over Blackburn on 8 April and spent most of the summer rehabilitating in the USA. However, it is unlikely he will be fit enough for Saturday’s Premier League game against Manchester United. England international ...

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