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Chuks Aneke: Nigeria target signs for Birmingham City on two-year deal
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Chuks Aneke: Nigeria target signs for Birmingham City on two-year deal

The 27-year-old has been in demand during the close season after he scored 15 league goals last term Nigeria target Chuks Aneke has sealed a transfer move to English Championship side Birmingham City. The 27-year-old, who formerly played for Charlton Athletic, has penned a two-year contract and will officially join the Blues on July 1. “Blues are delighted to announce the signing of Chuks Aneke,” the club said in a statement on their official website.
Former Arsenal Goalkeeper Alan Miller dies at 51
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Former Arsenal Goalkeeper Alan Miller dies at 51

Former Arsenal, Middlesbrough and West Brom goalkeeper, Alan Miller has tragically passed away at the age of 51. The news of his death was confirmed in report by Daily Mail. But the cause of his death is yet unknown. The Englishman joined the Gunners as a schoolboy in 1984 and signed as a professional with the club four years later. Miller made his Arsenal debut as a substitute against Leeds United at Elland Road, in so doing becoming the first Gunners goalkeeper to make an appearance as a substitute. He made five appearances for Arsenal in total, and was an unused substitute as the Gunners won the FA and League Cup double in 1993, as well as the European Cup Winners' Cup a year later. Miller had spent time on loan with Plymouth Argyle, West Brom, and Birmingham City, and ...
Former Senegalese Midfielder, Papa Bouba Diop Is Dead
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Former Senegalese Midfielder, Papa Bouba Diop Is Dead

Former Senegal, Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has died aged 42. Bouba Diop made 129 appearances in the Premier League and also had spells in England with West Ham and Birmingham City. He played for Senegal at the 2002 World Cup and scored the winner in the tournament's opening game as his country beat France 1-0. "Once a World Cup hero, always a World Cup hero," Fifa posted on social media. A post on Fulham's Twitter account said the club was "devastated" and, using Bouba Diop's nickname, added: "Rest well, Wardrobe." BBC WHO IS PAPA BOUBA DIOP? Papa Bouba Diop (28 January 1978 – 29 November 2020) was a Senegalese professional footballer. His preferred position was defensive midfield but he could also play as a centre back, where he previously play...
‘Bellingham plays like a man’ – Hazard impressed by Dortmund prodigy’s debut performance
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‘Bellingham plays like a man’ – Hazard impressed by Dortmund prodigy’s debut performance

The BVB winger had positive things to say about the impressive performance from English talent New Borussia Dortmund talent Jude Bellingham has made an impression on team-mate Thorgan Hazard, with the Belgian admitting the teenager 'plays like a man'. The 17-year-old became Dortmund's youngest scorer in their history with his goal on debut in the 5-0 DFB-Pokal victory over Duisburg on Monday. Bellingham only joined the Black and Yellows in July - choosing them ahead of Manchester United - in a deal worth €25 million (£23m/$29m) to his former club Birmingham City.
Henry jersey worn on Arsenal 100th goal raises £16k for charity
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Henry jersey worn on Arsenal 100th goal raises £16k for charity

A shirt worn by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has raised over £16,100 for the NHS Charities Together organisation. The Frenchman, who scored 228 goals for the Gunners, reached 100 Arsenal goals against Birmingham City. Robbie Savage played for Birmingham at the time, and swapped shirts with Henry after the game. On Twitter, the former Welsh international said: "An incredible £16,100 raised for NHS charities from the auction of my Thierry Henry 100th goal in an Arsenal shirt! "Thank you so much to the buyer, what an unbelievable amount of money to the NHS. "Thank you Daily Mirror for setting it up." Savage admitted that he got permission from Henry to go ahead with the sale so he could raise the money for the NHS
Obafemi Martins Rejected $1.5 Million Deal To Play In Saudi Arabia
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Obafemi Martins Rejected $1.5 Million Deal To Play In Saudi Arabia

Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins rejected $1.5 million deal to play in Saudi Arabia due to oil-rich kingdom. The 35-year-old who played for English clubs Newcastle United and Birmingham City has been searching for a new club since returned from a torn muscle fiber injury he picked up at his last club in Chinese Super League Shanghai Shenhua in May 2018. ‪It is the first time since he began his professional career in 2001 that Martins has been without a club and he has insisted he has received several offers and he has not quit the game yet but incidentally, the former Nigeria international plans to soon open a top-class night club in Lagos. "He was very open about why he will not move to Saudi Arabia,” the source informed SCORENigeria "He says being part of the nightclu...
What is Alex Scott’s net worth and how much does the former Arsenal star earn?
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What is Alex Scott’s net worth and how much does the former Arsenal star earn?

The retired Londoner is arguably the best-known female pundit covering both men's and women's football in England Alex Scott has emerged as one of the leading football TV pundits in recent years, helping to pave the way for female broadcasters in the sport. She had a successful playing career of her own, featuring for Arsenal, Birmingham City and Boston Breakers before retiring in 2018 at the age of 33. Since swapping her boots for a microphone, Scott has regularly appeared on Sky Sports' and BBC Sport's coverage of top-flight football in England.
Birmingham Fan Jailed For 14 Weeks After Punching Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish
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Birmingham Fan Jailed For 14 Weeks After Punching Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish

The Birmingham City fan who attacked Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has been sentenced to 14 weeks in prison and handed a 10-year ban from football matches. Paul Mitchell, of Rubery, Worcestershire, pleaded guilty to pitch invasion and assaultafter punching Aston Villa midfielder Grealish. The 27-year-old was also ordered to pay £350 in fines and is prohibited from attending games in the United Kingdom for the next decade. In a statement read into the court record by Purser, the Aston Villa captain said: “I cannot help but feel how lucky I was in this incident. It could have been so much worse had the supporter had some sort of weapon.” The Football Association has resolved to work with other authorities in order to provide greater protection for players and match officials...
The FA: We Can’t Promise Apprentice Candidates Selling Popcorn
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The FA: We Can’t Promise Apprentice Candidates Selling Popcorn

But we can promise that all kids can attend this season’s Final at Wembley for free, with adult tickets costing just £15 and concessions at £5. And as fans of the show saw during the latest episode, as contestants were challenged to organise and produce hospitality at the game and sell snacks to the fans, the Women’s Cup Final brings Wembley to life. With a record crowd of almost 40,000 in attendance that day for the game between Manchester City and Birmingham City, the focus on the occasion from one of the BBC’s most popular shows only highlighted the growing importance of the fixture. This season’s Final will be back at Wembley on Saturday 5 May 2018, and tickets are already on sale with two of England’s top teams going head-to-head for the biggest cup in English women’s football. Fu...
Why Redknapp Wants Me – Onazi
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Why Redknapp Wants Me – Onazi

Ogenyi Onazi has revealed he is on his way to English Championship side Birmingham City because manager Harry Redknapp has long wanted to sign him and he believes his experience will help the club return to the Premier League. Nigeria international Onazi is now expected to soon complete his transfer to England. “Redknapp first wanted to sign me when he was in charge of Tottenham Hotspur, but for some reasons he couldn’t,” the defensive midfielder said. “He has called me to say he wants big, experienced players to help his team gain promotion back to the Premier League.” He added, “For me, this is an opportunity for me to get into the system. I believe that within a year, we will be playing in the Premier League.” Onazi has previously featured for Lazio in the Italian Serie A...
Sky Sports Championship Predictor: Fulham Tipped For The Title
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Sky Sports Championship Predictor: Fulham Tipped For The Title

The stats-based Sky Sports Predictor is back for the new season - and it's tipping Fulham for the Sky Bet Championship title. The Cottagers, who finished sixth last season, are joined in the automatic promotion places by Sheffield Wednesday, with Norwich, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Brentford taking the play-off spots. At the other end of the table, the Sky Sports Predictor has Bolton, Birmingham City and newly-promoted Millwall facing relegation. See the predicted table below and scroll down to see the predicted outcomes of this weekend's opening games.
Chinese Company ‘Close’ To Agreeing Southampton Takeover Deal
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Chinese Company ‘Close’ To Agreeing Southampton Takeover Deal

Chinese investment company Lander Holdings believes it is close to agreeing a deal to buy a controlling stake in Southampton, according to Sky Sports. If the deal goes ahead, Lander would buy an 80 per cent stake and the Premier League club would be valued at more than £200m. Lander is a construction and investment company which is run by Chinese businessman Gao Jisheng. Chinese investors have already bought English clubs such as West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City.
Manchester United Cancel Match Following The Death Of Spurs Coach Ugo Ehiogu
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Manchester United Cancel Match Following The Death Of Spurs Coach Ugo Ehiogu

Manchester United cancel reserve match with Tottenham following the death of Spurs coach Ugo Ehiogu Manchester United have cancelled their reserve fixture with Tottenham following the news of the shock death of Spurs' Under 23 coach Ugo Ehiogu. United announced via their social media channels on Friday morning that in light of the news the upcoming fixture would be postponed. Posting on Twitter, United stated: 'In light of this terrible news, Monday's Reserves game against Tottenham at Old Trafford has been postponed,' before paying tribute to the former defender. Spurs Under 23s coach Ehiogu collapsed on the club's academy training pitches on Thursday and received immediate attention from the Tottenham medical staff. Paramedics were called and he was rushed to hospital ...

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