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Not all footballers are greedy, self-obsessed weasels, some give back including Vincent Kompany handing testimonial money to charity

By | 17th September 2019

FOOTBALL players are greedy, self-obsessed weasels who care only about themselves and do bugger all for anyone, or so the story goes. I often feel my raison d’etre is to hold people to account. To bring authenticity and objectivity to the world of sport. To tell the reading and listening millions how it really is. […]

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Napoli 2 Liverpool 0: Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente see Klopp’s men lose for first time in FOUR months after Van Dijk howler

By | 17th September 2019

You can lose at Napoli and still win the Champions League. In fact, as we saw last season, you can get turned over four times away from home and still win the thing. For the second year in succession, despite the extraordinary efforts of stand-in keeper Adrian, Napoli struck late to beat Jurgen Klopp’s team […]

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The Champions League is back and there’s nothing like the buzz, the music and the atmosphere

By | 17th September 2019

The music. The buzz. The anticipation. The exotic trips. Even the not so exotic ones. This is my fifth season covering Champions League football for BT Sport and it never gets old. For the past three years, I’ve started my season in Monaco hosting the Champions League Draw with Uefa. Even up on the stage, […]

Juventus step up transfer pursuit of Real Madrid star Isco as winger’s future hangs in balance

By | 17th September 2019

JUVENTUS are eyeing a £66million swoop for Real Madrid’s Liverpool and Manchester City target Isco next summer. The Spain playmaker remained at the Bernabeu this season after hoping in vain his fortunes would improve under returning boss Zinedine Zidane. Now Italian sports website Calciomercato say Serie A champs Juve will come back in for the 27-year-old, who […]

Juventus face fight with Milan, Inter and Dortmund for Man Utd star Matic

By | 17th September 2019

ITALIAN giants queuing up for Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic face competition from Borussia Dortmund. Serbia anchorman Matic, 31, whose contract expires next summer, is on Juventus’ radar after they missed out on United team-mate Paul Pogba. Inter and AC Milan are also keen as Matic struggles to impress Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer […]

Watch why Man Utd fans are going mad for Harry Maguire’s ball-winning heroics against former club Leicester in surprising clean sheet

By | 16th September 2019

ONE mid-pitch moment of muscular mastery has catapulted Harry Maguire to hero status with Manchester United fans. Supporters went from nodding their heads in quiet appreciation at the new £85million centre-back to tub-thumping their delight – after a clip of Maguire destroying a Leicester counter-attack like a “new Nemanja Vidic“. There are two ways to […]

Aubameyang leaves night club at 3am just hours after fuming at Arsenal team mates for blowing two-goal lead at Watford

By | 16th September 2019

PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG looked as tired of his evening-out as he did with Arsenal’s defence when he left a London nightclub at 3am. The drowsy-looking striker was furious when the Gunners blew a 2-0 lead his double had given them in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at bottom side Watford. Dressed in black to match his sombre mood, […]

Man Utd ‘to make £60m-plus transfer bid for Maddison’ next summer after nabbing Leicester ace Maguire

By | 16th September 2019

JAMES MADDISON could follow Harry Maguire from Leicester to Manchester United in another huge deal, reports say. England Under-21 playmaker Maddison, an unused sub last week for Gareth Southgate‘s senior side against Bulgaria and Kosovo, would cost at least £60million. Just a month after United paid an £85m world-record fee for a defender to sign […]

Sunderland sue doctor for £13MILLION over flop Ricky Alvarez in a lawsuit that could change transfers forever

By | 12th September 2019

IT is the High Court case that will send a shiver down the spine of every doctor and physio working in sport. In legal papers seen by SunSport, Sunderland are suing their former head of medicine and club doctor Ishtiaq Rehman for a staggering £13,182,647. And 93p. If Sunderland are successful in their claim, which […]

Spurs set to swap wantaway Eriksen for Dybala in stunning January transfer

By | 12th September 2019

SPURS could swap Christian Eriksen for Paulo Dybala in January as two of Europe’s biggest transfer sagas collide. Image rights problems stopped Tottenham landing Juventus striker Paulo Dybala on August transfer deadline, whilst Manchester United and Real Madrid eyed unsettled midfielder Eriksen. Now Italy’s Tuttosport suggest Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will try again for Dybala, […]