Author Archives: Joe Ball

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Wolves fans devastated as Olympiacos clash confirmed as being played behind closed doors due to coronavirus

By | 9th March 2020

WOLVES fans have been left devastated after it was confirmed their Europa League last-16 tie against Olympiacos will be played behind closed doors. The outbreak of coronavirus has led to many sporting events either being postponed or being played without fans. Italy have been hit hard by the disease, causing major problems in Serie A, […]

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Olivier Giroud says Chelsea ‘blocked’ him from joining Tottenham and admits he was interested in Inter transfer

By | 8th March 2020

OLIVIER Giroud admits he was keen to leave Chelsea in the January transfer but the club blocked a move with Tottenham and Inter interested. The French striker has struggled for game time this season but has found himself in the starting line-up following the injury to first-choice Tammy Abraham. Giroud, 33, has only started four […]

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Man Utd in transfer battle with PSG for midfield ace Milinkovic-Savic as Ligue 1 side ‘prepare £87m bid’

By | 7th March 2020

LAZIO face a battle to keep hold of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the summer with Paris Saint-Germain ready to make an £87million bid, according to reports. Manchester United have been long-term admirers of the midfielder and set to battle it out with the French champions to land the highly-rated Serbian. Milinkovic-Savic has been a standout performer […]

Billy Sharp sends Blades above Man Utd but Canaries cut further adrift after defeat

By | 7th March 2020

IF this was supposed to be his swansong then somebody forgot to tell the ever-sprightly Billy Sharp. At 34 and with his place in Blades folklore secure, nobody would have begrudged him winding down his career with the odd cameo. But despite having found himself on the bench for the most part, nobody is doing […]

Watford post cheeky reply to tweet saying Liverpool have won 22 straight Premier League games after Bournemouth victory

By | 7th March 2020

WATFORD tweeted a cheeky reply to a tweet that had said Liverpool had won 22 consecutive Premier League games. The Hornets tweeted the eye emoji reply as they beat Liverpool 3-0 last week, ending Liverpool’s unbeaten run in the league. BBC Merseyside should have tweeted the record was for home wins but missed out the […]

Real Madrid to allow Modric to ‘decide own future this summer’ with David Beckham desperate to sign him at Inter Miami

By | 7th March 2020

LUKA Modric has his future in his hands as Real Madrid are allowing the midfielder to decide his next step, despite having one year remaining on his current deal. The Croatian international has been at Madrid since joining from Tottenham in 2012 but could consider a move away with David Beckham’s Inter Miami interested. Modric, […]

Liverpool 2 Bournemouth 1: Salah and Mane cancel out Wilson’s shock opener as Reds ends losing run

By | 7th March 2020

LIVERPOOL returned to winning ways after coming from behind to beat Bournemouth at Anfield, extending their gap at the top of the Premier League to 25 points. Callum Wilson gave the visitors a shock early lead, tapping in Jefferson Lerma’s cross. There was debate about whether VAR should have given a foul on Joe Gomez […]

Liverpool stars scrap mascots and handshakes over coronavirus fears in clash against Bournemouth at Anfield

By | 7th March 2020

CORONAVIRUS continues to have an impact on sporting events, with Liverpool’s match against Bournemouth the latest to take precautionary safety measures. There were no pre-match handshakes or mascots before kick-off at Anfield as the governing bodies aim to control the outbreak of the disease. Both sets of players walked past each other very awkwardly instead […]

Ian Wright’s grandson D’Margio Wright-Phillips scores amazing solo goal against Arsenal and celebrates like Aubameyang

By | 7th March 2020

CELEBRATING like Kylian Mbappe but finishing like his granddad Ian Wright, D’Margio Wright-Phillips made the most of his amazing solo goal for Blackburn in the FA Youth Cup. The 18-year-old is currently on a youth loan from Manchester City and his goal helped set up a semi-final tie against his parent club, meaning he is […]

David De Gea’s singer Wag Edurne serenades Man Utd star in the car – as Spaniard ‘hands her the mic’

By | 6th March 2020

David de Gea has turned his attention away from his on-field problems as his partner Edurne tweeted a video of the pair as she serenaded him. The Manchester United goalkeeper has been on the receiving end of criticism this season after numerous mistakes, the latest in the 1-1 draw with Everton. De Gea, 29, tried […]