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John Swift a target for Crystal Palace in winter window

Having made some impressive signings in the summer, with French duo Michael Olise and Odsonne Edouard in particular impressing, Crystal Palace look set to make some more moves in the winter window. January is always a hard time to sign players, as the cliché goes, but it looks like Patrick Vieira’s positive first summer has earned him a few pounds to spend in the January sales. One name being linked with the club is John Swift. Swift is currently at Reading, and could be a key part of the long-term rebuild taking place.

07.10.2021 Read More >
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Odsonne Edouard enjoys special debut double for Palace

Crystal Palace fans have grown used to a team that scores precious little goals. Really, for much of the last few seasons, it would be hard for Eagles fans to point to anyone other than Wilf Zaha as a likely scorer on any given match day. While the likes of Christian Benteke and Andros Townsend could put goals away, they were never consistent scorers.

15.09.2021 Read More >
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Everton shoot down reports of late Richarlison exit

Having signed for Everton to play for Marco Silva, it is no surprise that Richarlison has been regularly linked with an exit ever since the Portuguese was sacked. The move for Silva was seen as a total flop, but the Brazil international has become one of the key players for the Toffees.

30.08.2021 Read More >
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Tampa Bay Lightning begin rebuild, trade Tyler Johnson for Brent Seabrook

As a storied franchise within the NFL, the Tampa Bay Lightning have many fans. However, fans were worried that their 2020 victory in the Stanley Cup would be a one-off event. This summer, though, things changed: the team captured the Stanley Cup for only the third time in their history, delivering a hugely impressive repeat.

29.07.2021 Read More >
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Football legend Pele stands up for under-fire Kylian Mbappe

The higher you go, the harder you fall. Kylian Mbappe has endured a pretty perfect career so far, becoming one of the greatest of the modern game. At such a young age, he has starred in a FIFA World Cup Final, scoring and becoming the first teenager since the great Pele himself to do so. However, he has also endured a stellar club career, exploding onto the scene with AS Monaco and then joining Paris Saint-Germain. With a year left on his PSG deal and an impasse on his contract, as well as middling form in the UEFA Champions League, the 2021 season has been one of the few times in his career Mbappe has been questioned.

09.07.2021 Read More >
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Sander Berge set for likely Premier League return

While Sheffield United were relegated with a relative whimper, some players were able to show their class during a challenging season. One player who emerged from the campaign with strong credit in the bank was Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge. He only took part in 15 games for the team thanks to injury, but was relatively impressive in the way he handled the midfield. Given the relative breakdown for the Blades in the middle of the park, Berge was often the lone player to leave the pitch with praise from the centre of the park.

18.06.2021 Read More >
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Everton eye Manuel Pellegrini in Premier League return

Under the Farhad Moshiri reign, Everton have spent significant sums of money with little return. Their first run of signings came after Moshiri first arrived, with the Iranian opening up on massive spending for new players. Many names arrived at huge fees, and Everton soon built a squad that was littered with Premier League regulars and punts from abroad. However, ill-managed managerial hires like Ronald Koeman soon left Everton with an eye-watering wage bill and precious little to show for it.

11.06.2021 Read More >
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UEFA considering ‘Final Four’ format from COVID bubble for UEFA Champions League

Having just endured one of the most confusing periods in living memory, UEFA have fought off the ‘Dirty Dozen’. As many of the biggest clubs in Europe melded together to form a European Super League, UEFA was blindsided. They were caught trying to find a solution for all of Europe whilst the top clubs wished for a solution for themselves. As such, there was talk that the UEFA Champions League would no longer exist. However, with much of Europe on their side, UEFA won out and instead things will stay the same. Or will they?

28.05.2021 Read More >
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Liverpool considering fan representation on club board amid European Super League fallout

Having been one of the most successful clubs of the last three years, you would assume that Liverpool owners FSG could walk on water. However, numerous mis-steps over the years have left many fans with a weary approach when it comes to club ownership. Part of this stems from their early decision to hire – and then unceremoniously sack – club legend Kenny Dalglish. Others remain bitter about the mistake with ticket pricing which led to a walkout. Other issues have existed in recent years which have driven some fans to turn against Fenway. However, the most recent issue was the European Super League.

07.05.2021 Read More >
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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich ‘furious’ after European Super League defeat

As one of the most powerful people in English football, Roman Abramovich has a history of making his voice heard when it matters. Despite lacking a desire for a major media profile, the Russian has been clear in recent times that, when he thinks it matters, he will speak out. This was clearest when speaking about the racism issues facing English football, as he spoke with clarity and fairness on the issue.

24.04.2021 Read More >