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Arsenal are in the midst of an intense battle to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season, with Champions League qualification on the line. Mikel Arteta suffered a slight bump in the road midweek as they were losing to Liverpool, but it wasn’t all bad. The Gunners have proven to be more than …

Diogo Dalot has hailed the competition for places that has been generated at Manchester United this season, insisting it is “for the greater good of the team”. After making just seven appearances for United this season until Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure in November, the Portuguese star has become a more familiar face in the starting …

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are still considering acquiring a Brazilian football team, although serious talks have yet to take place, according to reports in the South American country. FSG is keen to expand its sporting empire after adding the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team to its stable of clubs which includes the Boston Red Sox …

The local Premier League quota is one of the most obsessed and misunderstood parts of the team-building aesthetic in sport. Arsenal have faced challenges associated with the quota which can often be best understood by looking at it from the opposite perspective. What is more important to consider in the league-defined non-local quota rather than …

Rugby league is set to welcome the globally recognized sports industry company, IMG, as the sport’s new strategic partner. Rugby League Live can reveal that the company, which is part of the UFC-owner Endeavor Group, will lead the sport’s strategic planning once the realignment between Rugby Football League and Super League Europe is finalised. A …

Paul Hurst has challenged Tristan Abrahams to seize his opportunity on the bench as he seeks to earn more regular minutes for Grimsby Town. The striker has started his first two National League appearances after being loaned out by Carlisle United last month. The arrival of Emmanuel Dieseruvwe adds further competition for places in attack. …

Arsenal secured three crucial points on Saturday afternoon as they beat Brentford 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners remain in sixth place but are now level on points with West Ham United, who were held at home to struggling Newcastle United. Manchester United remain four points behind Arsenal, however, after the Red Devils secured …

East Kilbride Rugby Club boss Allan Steel insists his side will be able to cope with anyone they come up against in Tennent West Region League Division One. His side return to action this week at home against Allan Glen’s, following a 7-0 victory over Lenzie in terrible weather conditions in their last outing on …

Bolton Wanderers are currently on a five game unbeaten streak which has seen them collect 13 points from 15 available. Victories over Ipswich Town, Shrewsbury Town, Sunderland and Cambridge United were followed by 10 men to claim a point against Morecambe over the weekend. Amadou Bakayoko’s late strike nullified Cole Stockton’s effort, with the Morecambe …

Former Premier League tough man Jody Craddock used to rub shoulders with the best centre-forwards in the world during his days as a no-frills centre-half with Sunderland and Wolves. But since retiring, he’s replaced putting opposition players on deck to dab paint on canvas by becoming a hugely respected professional artist. Craddock, who spent eight …

Hull KR head coach Tony Smith hopes he’ll be left with a host of awkward selection headaches after Sunday’s pre-season clash with the Huddersfield Giants. Rovers produced a promising performance in their first Test game last week, albeit against Championship opposition at Dewsbury Rams. Robins will need to step up a level or two when …

Released Bolton Wanderers midfielder Brandon Comley is currently training with League Two club Carlisle United in preparation for a transfer window signing in January. The 26-year-old joined Bolton last summer on a two-year contract before the start of the League Two season. The former Colchester United midfielder started the 2020/21 season as a top pick …

With the January transfer window now open, Premier League clubs are considering potential new signings to strengthen their squads for the remainder of the season. However, they will be careful to avoid paying large fees to players who turn out not to live up to expectations or not refunding funds spent on them. New data …

It’s 2022 and Norwich City has a mountain to climb this year. The Canaries are currently at the bottom of the Premier League table, three points from safety after 19 games. Relegation rivals Newcastle United and Burnley are the last three, with Watford surviving so far in 17e place. READ MORE: Leeds United linked with …

Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton continue their quest for World Darts Championship glory on Wednesday night. Here’s everything you need to know as the Welsh duo try to get their hands on the oche. What time are Price and Clayton in action? Price faces Dutchman Dirk van Duijvenbode in the fourth round while Clayton faces …

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard, Wolves counterpart Bruno Lage and other Premier League managers will meet on Thursday to resolve a host of coronavirus issues, according to the Press Association. The increase in Covid-19 cases across the league has seen nine of England’s last 20 top games postponed, with the remaining games only taking place …

Five Manchester City players have been named in the best Premier League XI so far this season. The CIES Football Observatory ranks each player’s individual performance using data from Opta and, using that data, they believe Kamara is the most successful defensive midfielder so far this season. Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Rodri and …

Hull KR and Hull FC will meet during the opening weekend of the reserves competition on February 19. The reserve rank will return in 2022 after a two-year suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Hull Derby is the highlight of the first round, the same day host FC St Helens and the Rovers travel …

Arsenal have lost back-to-back games for the first time since August, with the Gunners falling to seventh in the table after their last loss. Mikel Arteta will be hopeful his side can get back on their way to victory after being criticized for the Gunners’ recent performances, especially after their loss to a struggling Everton …

Manchester City have the luxury of having one game less than Premier League title rivals Liverpool and Chelsea over the next three weeks. City are on a seven-game winning streak across all competitions, which saw them dominate their Champions League group and overtake Chelsea to dominate the Premier League after 15 games. There are only …

There have been incredible goals scored by the world’s most famous footballers from the halfway line over the years. We all remember David Beckham’s lob for Manchester United in 1996 against Wimbledon. A feat recreated since by stars like Wayne Rooney and Xabi Alonso. But now a young talent from Coventry has entered the scene, …

Match-of-the-day expert Mark Lawrenson backed Leicester City to a clear victory over Watford. Claudio Ranieri’s men will visit King Power Stadium as City look to get their season off to a good start. The game comes after an impressive performance in a 3-1 victory over Legia Warsaw at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night. …

Too many of us know how depressing it is to hold our stomachs and think about how much we have let ourselves go over the years. From bad habits to binge eating, from overindulgence to outright abominable diets, so many of us have gained weight without even realizing it. When we come to put on …

StokeonTrentLive gives you an overview of everything going on transfer around the Bet365 stadium … Harry Souttar was wanted by Nuno Espirito Santo before Spurs sacked … Stoke City defender Harry Souttar has been the subject of much speculation since the start of the season, with transfers to Premier League clubs announced ahead of the …

Arsenal have been linked with a host of creative midfielders this summer. The club finally signed Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid after the Norwegian enjoyed a successful six-month loan with the team. However, Arsenal appeared to have been tough at first for Norwich City midfielder Emi Buendia. The Gunners lost the Argentine with Aston Villa …

The phrase “new manager rebound” has long been enough to turn optimists into pessimists. Giving up the old one and getting into the new, despite the lack of new signings and a few days to work with the same players who cost the old manager their job, has long resulted in the fear of facing …

sport Oct 12, 2021 2:50 AM3 minutes to read Sonny Bill Williams. Photo / Getty Cross-football superstar Sonny Bill Williams has detailed how his “feminist” lifestyle left him “soulless” before converting to Islam in 2009. Williams won a position as Premier of the NRL with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 2004 before achieving success in rugby …

Newcastle United have started planning their lives under a new owner, with an eye on the January transfer window. The takeover of Premier League rivals Leicester City was confirmed at the weekend, with Saudi owners among the richest club owners in the world. Speculation has already started as to who the Magpies might target in …

Focused Joe Aribo has put an end to any discussion about his departure from Rangers for the English Premier League. After the summer window ended, Nigerian manager Gernot Rohr claimed Aribo was late for international service after being involved in transfer talks. The Super Eagles boss said a club south of the border followed the …

Stoke City legend Mike Pejic believes Harry Souttar will have to be tested in the Champions League soon, not to mention the Premier League. Souttar’s stellar start to the season has attracted some elite scouts – even though he didn’t sign a new long-term contract until February and Stoke is hoping he can reach that …

Former Scotland international and Scottish expert Ally McCoist has highlighted how easily Liverpool are scoring goals at the moment compared to Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Anfield on Sunday for what promises to be an intriguing Premier League clash. The Reds lead the division by one point heading into the weekend’s games and …

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is ready for Manchester City to “strike back” when the two sides meet in the Premier League on Sunday following the 2-0 loss to PSG in the Champions League. City fell to defeat at Parc des Princes in Paris following goals from Lionel Messi and former Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye. It …

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry included just one Premier League striker in his Champions League best number nine. Henry was asked to name the top three forwards in this season’s competition while working as an expert on CBS Sports. The Frenchman named Cristiano Ronaldo as the best striker in Europe’s premier club competition, with Real Madrid’s …

Liverpool have announced that the club will start spot checks for Covid-19 for fans and staff, starting with the game against Manchester City this weekend. As part of the checks, a small number of fans will be randomly selected by covid-19 surveillance staff and can either prove they are doubly vaccinated with the NHS COVID …

Burnley’s wait for a Premier League win continues after the Clarets were twice tied down by Leicester City on Saturday. An own goal from Jamie Vardy and a striking volley from Maxwel Cornet had Burnley ahead twice, but Vardy responded each time. That meant a share of the booty at King Power and a two-point …

Sunderland boss Lee Johnson believes Bolton Wanderers will take ‘a lot of points’ away from other League One teams this campaign and expects Ian Evatt’s side to be ‘pretty well entrenched’ in the top six. ‘here Christmas. Johnson’s side took all three points yesterday at the Stadium of Light in a close encounter against the …

The draw for the first round of the McComb’s Coach Travel Intermediate Cup has been completed. The bumper competition kicks off on Saturday October 16 with some crack games. The tie will be at Crystal Park, where Banbridge Town will host Dollingstown in a Premier Intermediate League showdown. Here is the full draw … McComb’s …

Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United, fans wondered and debated the current iteration of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. Some fans and observers have claimed that the Portuguese striker is either outdated or no longer good enough for the Premier League. Our writers have had their say in how Ronaldo will fare at Manchester …

Manchester City will begin their quest for another Premier League title in north London on Sunday when they visit Tottenham Hotspur. The match is the most significant of week 1 of the 2021-22 season. Tottenham star striker Harry Kane will undoubtedly be the focus of the preparation and the day as he has been interested …

Celtic are fighting to land Liam Scales after English Premier League clubs have joined in the hunt for the defender. And Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley has confirmed that the Parkhead club are not the only club to officially place an offer for the talented 22-year-old. Ange Postecoglou has already done a double swoop this …

Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy has revealed that a number of clubs were interested in Gavin Whyte this summer amid Hull City’s pursuit of the winger. The Tigers are keen to bring the Northern Ireland international back to MKM Stadium this summer after impressing in the second half of last season. During his time in …

Atletico Madrid midfielder agent Saul Niguez has spoken of a possible Premier League move this summer. The Spain international has gone through the Atletico academy and has been a key player for several years, helping them win two La Liga titles, including the one they stepped into last season under Diego Simeone. But having spent …

Competitions are back at the Dalbeattie Tennis Club after a two-year absence. The Burnside Rosebowl made a welcome return as 16 players faced off for this long-standing trophy. While the clubhouse restrictions are still in place to some extent, the players enjoyed being back on the pitch and starting to play competitive tennis again in …

For the Premier League and its member clubs, the opportunity to keep the three existing domestic broadcasters – Sky, BT Sport and Amazon – on the same terms for the next three-year cycle has been hailed as a triumph. Liverpool and their rivals had worried about the prospect of lower rights due to the financial …

Nikola Katic ready for Rangers Champions League tilt as ‘desperate’ star sends clear message to Steven Gerrard

Niko Katic insists he’s working around the clock to prove to himself he’s ready for a Champions League tilt and is leaving last season’s bittersweet campaign behind. The Croatian suffered a heartbreaking knee injury during last preseason training which ruled him out for the entire term. He admitted it was a painful experience as the …

All 11 clubs in the East of Scotland Football League in West Lothian have learned their schedules for the upcoming season, which begins on July 17. Blackburn United, Broxburn Athletic and Linlithgow Rose will all play in the Premier League, which will see four teams relegated to the Premier League for the 2022/23 season. Eight …

Police are asking for help identifying someone they want to speak with after a Blaenau Gwent girls’ soccer team had equipment stolen earlier this week. Abertillery Belles, a football club for girls aged 5 and over, had equipment stolen following a burglary at Roseheyworth Primary School between Saturday and Monday, Gwent police confirmed. The force …

NI Football League chiefs moved quickly to provide local clubs with defibrillators following Christian Eriksen’s near-death experience in the Euro 2020 final. The Inter Milan midfielder collapsed and suffered cardiac arrest in a 1-0 loss to Finland in the Danish group’s opener in Copenhagen on June 12. But emergency medical treatment in the field, including …