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Luke Shaw shows solidarity with Chelsea D Kurt Zouma

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has sent a message to Kurt Zouma after the Chelsea ace suffered a severe knee injury. Zouma will need surgery, and he’ll miss six months due to a torn ACL. The United left back can certainly sympathize and empathize with the Blues defender. Luke Shaw broke his leg in a sickening challenge against PSV Eindhoven last September. Shaw Tweeted...
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United D Luke Shaw expresses support for Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has sent a message to Kurt Zouma after the Chelsea ace suffered a severe knee injury. Zouma will need surgery, and he’ll miss six months due to a torn ACL. The United left back can certainly sympathize and empathize with the Blues defender. Luke Shaw broke his leg in a sickening challenge against PSV Eindhoven last September. Shaw Tweeted...
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Jurgen Klopp weighs in as Liverpool ticket price drama escalates

According to a story in the Telegraph, Liverpool’s owners will consider a review over the controversial ticketing policy after 10,000 fans staged an Anfield walkout over the weekend. On Saturday, “You’ll never walk alone” became you’ll never do a walk out protest alone as the Reds supporters left Anfield early to protest the big ticket price hike. The extremely passionate...
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Liverpool FC ticket price drama escalating; Klopp opines on debate

According to a story in the Telegraph, Liverpool’s owners will consider a review over the controversial ticketing policy after 10,000 fans staged an Anfield walkout over the weekend. On Saturday, “You’ll never walk alone” became you’ll never do a walk out protest alone as the Reds supporters left Anfield early to protest the big ticket price hike. The extremely passionate...
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Man United top four chances diminishing severely; more Van Gaal tension

Manchester United continue seeing their chances of achieving a top four finish this season diminishing. With that development the Louis van Gaal backlash grows stronger. They’re now six points off the pace of the top four. Even Van Gaal himself admits that the club is in severe danger of missing out. “It’s frustrating. I’m frustrated, and my players are too. When you have...
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Tottenham Hotspur: finally legitimate title contenders?

Are Tottenham Hotspur legitimate Premier League title contenders? At this point, absolutely. Spurs have a middling Europa League mediocrity club for a long while, but that’s all changed this season. Tottenham are top four contenders at worst, title challengers at best. According to a story in today’s Daily Mirror, Harry Kane has fired a title warning by declaring Tottenham...
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Jalen Coleman-Lands: bright spot in dark Illini season

I can’t personally speak to what having the Stockholm Syndrome feels like, but I imagine it’s quite similar to being an Illini basketball/football fan. You’re held hostage to an athletic program(s), but you’re also endeared to your captors. All the losing on the field/court and the severe issues off the field/court which have occurred under the watch of Mike Thomas, Tim...
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Van Gaal admits top four finish in danger; media tension continues

Manchester United continue to see their chances of achieving a top four finish this season diminish, and with that the Louis van Gaal backlash continues to grow. They’re now six points off the pace for completing the year in the top four. Van Gaal himself admits that the club is in danger of missing out. The Dutchman also expressed some frustration at the officiating today: “It’s...
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David de Gea breaks social media with phenomenal save (video)

David de Gea was at it again today. The Spanish goalkeeper was top ten trending in the United States today, oh, who are we kidding, he was top ten trending world wide, on Twitter all day. Once again, he was blowing up social media due to his Man of the Match level performance today at Stamford Bridge. He had one transcendent save in particular that you really need to see: De Gea...
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Jesse Lingard, Diego Costa score in Chelsea-United Draw (videos)

It’s fitting that Manchester United and Chelsea played to a draw today at Stamford Bridge. Both giant, big money clubs have been under-achieving all season long, so most people figured neither side would emerge with a victory today. After all, they played to a 0-0 draw on Boxing Day at Old Trafford. Today, at least, saw a more exciting contest, that included some scoring this...
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Jamie Vardy signs extension, ends Man United, Chelsea transfer gossip

There are scoring issues for Manchester United. Likewise with Chelsea. It remains to be seen what the two giant clubs will do about it. Their new striker targets will have to be somebody other than Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy. Yes, the Premier League’s leading scorer and front-runner for player of the year has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the King Power...
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Ander Herrera talks up Jose Mourinho amid MUFC rumors

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has extolled the virtues of currently unemployed manager Jose Mourinho. Talk of The Special One potentially edging closer to Manchester United is heating up. Today’s back pages are all about this storyline, amidst reports Mourinho is confident he’ll replace Louis van Gaal. There’s also been reports United have met with Mou’s camp...
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Projected Man United starting XI vs Chelsea

It’s Man United starting XI prediction time as the Red Devils head to Stamford Bridge on Sunday as underdogs. In August, everyone had Chelsea favored to win the Premier League, with Manchester City considered their main competition. Manchester United was thought to be in that third place mix. Today, the Blues are in 13th place, 8 points above the current relegation zone. Chelsea...
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10,000 Liverpool fans walk out of Anfield in protest

“You’ll never walk alone” Liverpool fans. Or to be more accurate, you’ll never do a walk out protest alone. Because about 10,000 Reds supporters left Anfield early today as a way to protest the big ticket price hike. The extremely passionate, zealous fan base just made an early exit at the 77′, symbolizing the new £77 ticket price tag. The top-priced ticket in the...
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Arsene Wenger worried about Chinese takeover of EPL

Arsene Wenger has declared that European football should be “worried” about the “financial power to move the whole game to China.” That’s the story in today’s Telegraph. You can see where the Arsenal manager is coming from, given the inherent strength that country contains to buy the game’s best players. A huge population and gigantic television markets means big time...
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Backpages highlight potential Jose Mourinho to Man United move

With Manchester United set to take on Chelsea tomorrow at Stamford Bridge, you could call this contest the Jose Mourinho Cup. Multiple news outlets are going with the Mou to MU narrative, and it’s not just the tabloids. Your more conservative, less trigger-happy outlets are reporting it too. The Daily Mail says “Jose Mourinho is on the brink of getting the job of his dreams...
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10,000 Liverpool fans walk out of Anfield to protest ticket price hike

“You’ll never walk alone” Liverpool fans. Or to be more accurate, you’ll never do a walk out protest alone. Because about 10,000 Reds supporters left Anfield early today as a way to protest the big ticket price hike. The extremely passionate, zealous fan base just made an early exit at the 77′, symbolizing the new £77 ticket price tag. The top-priced ticket in the...
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Reggie Wayne reveals what “OMAHA!” actually means

Former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne had many fruitful years with Peyton Manning. From an on the field perspective, Wayne knows Manning about as well as anybody. Appearing on the NFL Network’s Sunday morning preview show NFL Gameday Morning, Reggie Wayne provides some insight into what “Omaha” means. Finally, we have an answer to what the most famous cadence...
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Chelsea FC reportedly reject £58m Oscar bid from China

It’s Oscar season as the Academy Awards are just 22 days away. Our first nominee in the category “most over-priced, ridiculous bid” goes to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning. Chelsea have rejected an offer of £58 million from Jiangsu for Brazilian playmaker Oscar, the player’s agent told ESPN Brasil. It’s the same club that just dropped a whopping $56 million...
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Chelsea reportedly turn down £58m offer for Oscar

It’s Oscar season as the Academy Awards are just 22 days away. Our first nominee in the category “most over-priced, ridiculous bid” goes to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning. Chelsea have rejected an offer of £58 million from Jiangsu for Brazilian playmaker Oscar, the player’s agent told ESPN Brasil. It’s the same club that just dropped a whopping $56 million...
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Liverpool FC target Alex Teixeira joins Chinese club for £38.6 million

Liverpool’s last adventure in the January transfer window didn’t work out. It’s very well known that the Reds were hoping to sign Shakhtar Donetsk forward and Chelsea target Alex Teixeira.  Via Goal.com Shakhtar Donetsk star Alex Teixeira is set to become the latest player to move to China, coach Mircea Lucescu confirmed. The 26-year-old appears likely to join Jiangsu Suning...
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Report: Man United held talks Jose Mourinho’s representatives

Will Manchester United axe Manager Louis van Gaal and replace him with Jose Mourinho? Is he the favorite ahead of Ryan Giggs? Maybe that supposed six page letter Mourinho wrote will pay off. Or perhaps the switch will be made in the offseason this summer. Today brings a new development in this situation via the Manchester Evening News. Manchester United have held talks with...
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Predicted Man United starting XI vs Chelsea

It’s Man United starting XI prediction time as the Red Devils head to Stamford Bridge on Sunday as underdogs. In August, everyone had Chelsea favored to win the Premier League, with Manchester City considered their main competition. Manchester United was thought to be in that third place mix. Today, the Blues are in 13th place, 8 points above the current relegation zone. Chelsea...
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Liverpool target Alex Teixeira joins Chinese club for £38.6m

Liverpool’s last adventure in the January transfer window didn’t work out. It’s very well known that the Reds were hoping to sign Shakhtar Donetsk forward and Chelsea target Alex Teixeira.  Via Goal.com Shakhtar Donetsk star Alex Teixeira is set to become the latest player to move to China, coach Mircea Lucescu confirmed. The 26-year-old appears likely to join Jiangsu Suning...
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Dele Alli interviews Tottenham teammate Eric Dier and it’s LOL (video)

Spurs TV, the official Tottenham Hotspur Youtube channel, put out two offerings this week highlighting Dele Alli. That makes sense given the exceptional break out season that he’s having. With seven goals in 22 games, the 19 year old is establishing himself and helping Spurs move up the table this season.  One of Alli’s seven goals is a front-runner for goal of the year...
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