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Liverpool Fans To Visit Celtic For Rail Seating Insight

Liverpool fans will visit Celtic Park this weekend as part of ongoing discussions around rail seating. Last year, 88 per cent of fans voted in favour of rail seating in a poll run by the supporters group, Spirit of Shankly, in which 18,000 fans took part. Spirit of Shankly now says it will attend Celtic’s visit of […]

England’s Adam Lallana Targets Place In World Cup Squad

Adam Lallana played the final 20 minutes of England’s draw with Italy Adam Lallana is confident his fitness problems will not cost him a place in England’s World Cup plans after returning for “the business end” of the season. The Liverpool midfielder suffered a serious thigh injury last summer, reducing him to a bit-part role […]

El Shaarawy: Roma Have Nothing To Lose

Roma forward Stephan El Shaarawy believes his side ‘have nothing to lose’ against Barcelona and emphasises the need to nullify Lionel Messi. The Giallorossi will be at Camp Nou on Wednesday night for the first leg of their Quarter-Final tie, with the Catalan giants strong favourites to progress. “We know that it’ll be very tough […]

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Wet To Decide On Goalkeeper For Europa League

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that goalkeeper Petr Cech is available for Thursday’s Europa League clash with CSKA Moscow. Cech was absent from the squad for the Premier League fixture with Stoke City on Sunday due to a groin injury, but the Czech stopper has recovered in time for the first leg of the last-eight tie at the Emirates Stadium. However, […]

‘Malaga cannot afford to daydream…’

Malaga Coach Jose Gonzalez insists his side ‘cannot afford to daydream’ ahead of their crunch relegation clash at Deportivo on Friday. The Andalusian club won their first match under Gonzalez’s spell with a victory over Villarreal last week but remain rooted to the foot of the table ahead of their clash at second-from-bottom Depor. “We […]

Benitez Favourite For La Real?

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is reportedly the favourite to become the next Coach of Real Sociedad. According to Marca, Benitez has moved to the top of La Real’s wishlist after sporting director Roberto Olabe failed to reach an agreement with Eibar boss Jose Luis Mendilibar. The newspaper explains the former Valencia and Real Madrid […]

Darren Moore Poised To Take Charge At West Brom On Permanent Basis

Darren Moore made an immediate impact when he took over at West Brom Darren Moore is close to being named manager of West Brom on a permanent basis, Sportsupxtra understands. The former West Brom defender was unable to save the Baggies from relegation to the Championship, after taking charge on a caretaker basis towards the end of […]

Real Madrid Ready For Champions League Final, Says Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane saw his side throw away a two-goal lead at Villarreal Zinedine Zidane insisted his Real Madrid team were “ready” for their Champions League final showdown with Liverpool, despite throwing away a two-goal lead as Villarreal battled back to earn a 2-2 draw in their last La Liga match of the season. Zidane handed a […]

Andrea Pirlo’s Testimonial Live On Sky Sports

Andrea Pirlo’s testimonial will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League Andrea Pirlo will take to the field one more time before retirement as he is joined by a host of football stars for his testimonial live on Sky Sports. The legendary midfielder announced that he would be hanging up his boots at the end […]

Papers: Chelsea Want Lewandowski

Chelsea have made Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski their top transfer target. Chelsea fans are concerned that Roman Abramovich will be driven out of the club. Manchester City are in fresh talks with Leicester to sign Riyad Mahrez. West Ham have agreed a deal with Manuel Pellegrini for up to £7m per year. Liverpool are attempting […]

Brighton Sign Nigeria Defender Leon Balogun From Mainz

Leon Balogun is in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man World Cup squad Brighton have signed Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun. The 29-year-old joins from Bundesliga side Mainz on a free transfer and is the Premier League club’s first signing of the summer. Brighton manager Chris Hughton said: “I am delighted to welcome Leon to the club. He will […]