Author Archives: Jack Figg

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Man City want Foden to replace Silva but teenager says it’s huge challenge just to get in matchday squad

By | 17th January 2020

PHIL FODEN admits it is a huge challenge for him just to get in Pep Guardiola’s 18-man match-day squad right now. Manchester City boss Guardiola has virtually a fully-fit camp — with long-term absentees Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte almost back too. That could mean more frustration for Foden, who has caught the eye when […]

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Liverpool boss Klopp mimics Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson with talk of Premier League leader’s ‘natural enemies’  

By | 17th January 2020

IT TAKES a manager with immense will, vision and charisma to swing the balance of power between England’s two mightiest clubs. History tells us it usually takes a Scotsman — Matt Busby to establish Manchester United as the nation’s preeminent side, Bill Shankly to build Liverpool’s ‘bastion of invincibility’ and then Sir Alex Ferguson to […]

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The incredible inside story of how Nigel Pearson saved Watford’s season  

By | 17th January 2020

WATFORD appeared to be on a suicide mission to get relegated by March. Yet Nigel Pearson, the club’s third manager of the season — but first English boss since Sean Dyche in 2012 — faces Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham today looking to extend an extraordinary run since taking over in December. Ditching a 3-5-2 formation, Pearson […]

Premier League bosses demand controversial new handball rule be scrapped for next season

By | 17th January 2020

PREMIER LEAGUE bosses want the controversial new handball law to be scrapped. The rule — that goals scored or created through an accidental handball will not count — was introduced with VAR this season, but has left managers, players and fans exasperated. And the League Managers’ Association has written to the International Football Associations Board […]

Arsenal transfer chiefs to meet with Athletico star Bruno Guimaraes’ representatives in ‘coming days’

By | 17th January 2020

ARSENAL are reportedly set to meet with the representatives of Athletico Paranaense star Bruno Guimaraes. The Brazilian club’s president Mario Celso Petraglia revealed the Gunners have been monitoring the 22-year-old midfielder. And they will make their next move as Globoesporte report that Arsenal technical director Edu will hold talks with the players reps in London. […]

Tottenham plan revenge on Chelsea as they target Willian on free transfer – almost 7 years after Blues hijacked deal

By | 17th January 2020

TOTTENHAM are plotting revenge on Chelsea as they target Willian on a free transfer – almost seven years after the Blues hijacked their transfer. The Brazilian’s Stamford Bridge contract expires at the end of the season and he is already free to speak with overseas sides over a summer switch. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for […]

The transfer window should be renamed Junk January – nearly every deal is a result of panic and desperation

By | 15th January 2020

AS SHOPPERS enjoy the benefits of January sales’ bargains, what of the nation’s game as we reach the middle of the transfer window? Sport loves a moniker — Monday Night Football, Super Saturday for the Olympics and March Madness for US college basketball. Well, I’ve got one for football’s mid-season free-for-all transfer window — Junk […]

Arsenal appear to accidentally confirm Eddie Nketiah loan transfer to Bristol City is done deal

By | 14th January 2020

ARSENAL appear to have accidentally confirmed Eddie Nketiah has completed a loan move to Bristol City after an online gaffe. The striker recently returned to the Emirates having spent the first part of the season at Leeds where he managed five goals in 19 games for the Yorkshire club. But after growing frustrated with a […]

Everton sign £30m deal with USM Holdings – the company founded by Usmanov and Moshiri – for naming rights to new ground

By | 14th January 2020

EVERTON have signed a £30million deal with USM Holdings – the company founded by Alisher Usmanov and Farhad Moshiri – for naming rights to a new ground. The Toffees revealed plans to build a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. They confirmed Alisher Usmanov’s holding company, USM, will pay the club £30m this year for the […]

Swansea sign Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher after snapping up Blues team-mate Guehi and Liverpool star Brewster

By | 14th January 2020

SWANSEA have signed Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on loan. Gallagher was recalled from his loan spell at Charlton Athletic early following an impressive run at The Valley. The young midfielder is ahead of Mason Greenwood as the highest scoring teen in English football this season and attracted attention from Premier League duo Norwich and Burnley. […]