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3 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk
FA chairman Greg Dyke is pushing measures which would scrap the current visa system for footballers hailing from outside the European Union Foreign legion: Spurs' DeAndre Yedlin , Arsenal's Ryo Miyaichi , Man City's Bruno Zuculini and Sebastian Coates, who is on loan from Liverpool to Sunderland Wembley chief Dyke pledged when his Commission reported in May that he wanted to cut the number of overseas players in the English game. And the latest plans, which Premier League clubs will be under pressure to back as proof of their commitment to the future of the England team, are aimed at ensuring a 50 per cent cut in the number of non-European Union players coming into the country from NEXT summer.
7 hrs ago | Ananova
Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta is suspended for their Champions League Group E opener at Bayern Munich after his sending off at Barcelona last season. Striker Stevan Jovetic has failed to overcome a hamstring injury in time to feature while midfielder Fernando remains on the sidelines with a groin problem.
9 hrs ago | RTE.ie
The Merseysiders begin their campaign tonight by hosting Bulgarian champions Ludogorets and will also play holders Real Madrid and Swiss side Basel in Group B. Scholes, a member of the Manchester United side that won the 2008 final, expects Anfield to be a tough place for visiting sides. "Brendan Rodgers has done a fantastic job.
13 hrs ago | Daily Mail
The Real reasons driving unhappy Ronaldo back to Manchester United... A 2015 reunion with his friends Di Maria, Rooney and the fans who still chant his name may be too hard to turn down WATCH furious Real Madrid fans kick out at Bale's car after Wales superstar failed to stop for autograph hunters Fergie's WIFE Cathy saved me from paying hefty fine after I refused to wear Kick It Out T-shirt, reveals Rio ADRIAN DURHAM: Ozil's mid-season lull now runs from August till May, so why hasn't Wenger got the balls to drop him? Newcastle fans should band together and buy their club... it may be the easiest way to get rid of Pardew GERRARD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Let them call Balotelli a nutter if they want, he is one of us at Liverpool now! Yet to be involved in an Arsenal strike this season, and without a goal of his own in 623 minutes... why it's time for off-form Ozil to start repaying his A ... (more)
18 hrs ago | Eastern Daily Press
Nash, 41, who has previously played for Manchester City and Everton, appeared at Chester Crown Court yesterday for a preliminary hearing after previously being charged with one count of stalking involving serious alarm or distress. Nash, of Leftbank, Manchester, entered no plea and will next appear at Chester Crown Court on January 8, 2015 for a plea and case management hearing.
Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Manchester City face losing James Milner in January - and are lining up Southampton's James Ward-Prowse or Saints team-mate Jay Rodriguez to replace the England winger.
With the 2014-15 Champions League kicking off this week, we polled our team of football experts across the continent to get their take on who they think will win. Barcelona.
MILNER OUT, SAINTS PAIR IN? 'Man City face losing England midfielder James Milner to the highest bidder in the January transfer window,' claims an exclusive in the Daily Star. Apparently the England midfielder, still remarkably only 28, is 'stalling' on a new contract and could be sold in January for just 5m, with the Star claiming that Everton, Arsenal and Liverpool would all be interested.
FIGHTING FIT: Franck Ribery came on as a second-half substitute in Bayern Munich's win over Stuttgart and should be fit to line up against Manchester City in the Champions League. Bayern Munich are struggling with fitness and injury problems ahead of their Champions League group opener against Manchester City on Wednesday .
The Gunners No.10 showed great resilience and spirit to drive his team forward against the champions after they had gone a goal down, writes John Cross Michael Owen used to score goals in bursts, David Beckham was so naturally fit he could run all day and Frank Lampard showed on Saturday that he needs games to get back into his groove. Jack Wilshere reckons it takes him "five or six games" to get to his best which would explain why he's hitting some form now .
The season may only be a few weeks old, but Manchester City find themselves in the midst of a hugely important run of matches. Saturday's 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates was the first instalment of a three-game run against some of Europe's top sides.
Saturday was the first time since December 2012 Liverpool lined up without last season's two leading scorers Luis Suarez , who was sold to Barcelona in the summer, and Daniel Sturridge, out after getting injured on international duty. The pair contributed 56 league goals between them last season as the Reds ran champions Manchester City a close second but Mario Balotelli , a 16million arrival from AC Milan , never looked like coming close to emulating either during the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa at Anfield.
The Italy star left AC Milan for Liverpool at the end of the summer transfer window after just 18 months at the club and has been criticised for failing to make a success of his... Sampdoria striker Stefano Okaka says Mario Balotelli lacked the maturity displayed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his time at AC Milan after departing the club for Liverpool. The Italy star has endured a controversy-ridden career which has already taken in spells at Inter, Manchester City, Milan and now the Reds, with his latest move coming just 18 months on from his arrival at San Siro.
Manchester United are famed for bringing through young players into the first team squad - and it seems their support of local talent does not stop with the players. Manchester bands dominate the matchday playlist for Sunday's clash with QPR as The Stone Roses, The Smiths, The Courteeners and The Charlatans all feature.
WAITTING GAME: Milner is not in a rush to sign a new contract and is waiting to see what his first team options are like [GETTY ] Milner, though, is the pressing concern as he is out of contract next summer when he could leave for nothing. He is also one of City's home-grown players for squad-quota purposes and the champions would look to replace him with an English signing.
Manuel Pellegrini has accused referee Mark Clattenburg of costing his Manchester City side victory following a 2-2 draw away to Arsenal. Pellegrini insisted a series of major decisions went against the Premier League champions at the Emirates Stadium, claiming there were fouls in the build-up to both Arsenal goals.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:03 pm
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