Friday, December 3

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No time to celebrate – Cristiano Ronaldo after making history in Man Utd’s 3-2 win over Arsenal
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No time to celebrate – Cristiano Ronaldo after making history in Man Utd’s 3-2 win over Arsenal

Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted after making history in his side’s Premier League 3-2 win over Arsenal on Thursday night. The former Juventus star became the first player to score 801 goals for both club and country after scoring two goals to help Man United beat Arsenal. Reacting, Ronaldo said there was no time for him and his teammates to celebrate their win over Arsenal because their minds are already set on their next game. The Portugal captain also described Man United’s win over Arsenal as very important for the Red Devils to get back on track. Man United defeated Arsenal at Old Trafford thanks to a goal from Bruno Fernandes and a brace from Ronaldo. Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard did score for Arsenal. In a post via his Instagram page ...
Man Utd vs Arsenal: Tribute for sacked Solskjaer planned ahead of EPL clash
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Man Utd vs Arsenal: Tribute for sacked Solskjaer planned ahead of EPL clash

Manchester United supporters are planning a tribute to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked as manager last Sunday, ESPN reports. The fans are planning to unveil a huge flag dedicated to Solskjaer in the Stretford End ahead of Arsenal’s visit in the Premier League on Thursday. The fixture against the Gunners will be the first home game since the Norwegian’s departure. It is understood they have approached the club about the gesture and it has been approved. Solskjaer has since been replaced by Ralf Rangnick, who has signed a six-month contract with the Old Trafford side. However, because of visa issues and COVID-19 rules, Michael Carrick will take charge of the Red Devils for the third time. Solskjaer was fired the 4-1 defeat at Watford after nearly three years in charg...
Solskjaer reacts to Man Utd’s fans gesture during 2-0 win at Villarreal
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Solskjaer reacts to Man Utd’s fans gesture during 2-0 win at Villarreal

Former Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, watched their 2-0 victory over Villarreal in the Champions League this week and was delighted by supporters who chanted his name during the game. Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday morning, following a run of five defeats in seven Premier League fixtures. The 48-year-old apologized to the travelling fans after what proved to be his final game in charge, as his side lost embarrassingly 4-1 by Watford on Saturday. The Norwegian was booed by United’s fans at Vicarage Road, but his name was being sung by supporters who made the trip to Spain for their Champions League tie with Villarreal on Tuesday evening.
All 3 men charged in Arbery’s death convicted of murder
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All 3 men charged in Arbery’s death convicted of murder

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Jurors on Wednesday convicted the three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black man who was chased and fatally shot while running through their neighborhood in an attack that became part of the larger national reckoning on racial injustice. The jury deliberated for about 10 hours before convicting Greg McMichael, son Travis McMichael and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, who all face minimum sentences of life in prison. It is up to the judge to decide whether that comes with or without the possibility of parole. Travis McMichael stood for the verdict, his lawyer’s arm around his shoulder. At one point, McMichael lowered his head to his chest. After the verdicts were read, as he stood to leave, he mouthed “love you” to his mother, who was in the c...
Court temporarily blocks release of Trump White House records to Capitol riot investigation committee
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Court temporarily blocks release of Trump White House records to Capitol riot investigation committee

A US appeals court has temporarily denied a bid by US Capitol riot investigators to access ex-President Donald Trump's White House records. The court ruling comes two days after a lower court ordered the documents to be turned over to the congressional committee leading the inquiry into the January 6 Capitol mob riot. The lawmakers are trying to find out if Trump had prior knowledge of the riot. Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on 6 January as Congress was meeting to certify the election result after Trump refused to acknowledge losing the election to President Joe Biden last year, making claims - without evidence - of mass voter fraud. The inquiry is being conducted by a committee set up by the House of Representatives, which is dominated by Democrats. The pa...
Man Utd fans name Pogba among ten players club should sell
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Man Utd fans name Pogba among ten players club should sell

Manchester United fans have named ten players the club should sell in the January transfer window. According to Manchester Evening News, MEN, Man United fans have named a list of ten who should leave Old Trafford in the New Year with Paul Pogba’s name included. The newspaper asked Man United fans to take part in a poll in which they could vote on which players should be kept and which ones sold, with a percentage rating given on how many supporters believe a player should be kept. This is coming less than a week following Man United’s Premier League derby 2-0 defeat to Manchester City at Old Trafford. At the bottom of the list is defender, Phil Jones. The centre-back has just 7.5 per cent of voters believing he should remain at Man United. Jones hasn’t pla...
Elections not won by wars – Senator Bwacha warns supporters, opponents
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Elections not won by wars – Senator Bwacha warns supporters, opponents

The Senate deputy minority leader, Emmanuel Bwacha, has expressed sadness over the recent upheaval that erupted between his supporters and that of Taraba State governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku. The said crisis which occurred last week in Takum Local Government Council of the state, was said to have erupted following the defacing and destruction of the senator’s billboard, which was alleged to have been carried out by the supporters of the governor. Piqued by the development, the lawmaker, who represents Taraba South, described the crisis as a “show of shame and failure of leadership.” Speaking through his personal media aide, Disebe S. Bala, via a statement made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday, he admonished his constituents to desist from acts that can thwart the peace o...
Barcelona new coach Xavi reportedly Sacks two Barcelona Physios hired by Former boss Ronald Koeman
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Barcelona new coach Xavi reportedly Sacks two Barcelona Physios hired by Former boss Ronald Koeman

New Barcelona coach Xavi has reportedly sacked two members of the club's physio department in one of his first decisions less than 24-hours after becoming the new boss. The legendary midfielder was finally appointed as Barcelona's new boss at the weekend before being officially unveiled to 10,000 supporters at the Nou Camp on Monday. The decision to sack the club's physio follows the ongoing injury crisis causing rifts between players and staff behind the scenes, while the team lags well behind their title rivals in LaLiga. It was gathered that players are getting fed up with the alarming amount of injuries and are beginning to point the blame for the growing list of injuries on the club's fitness coaches, believing their problems began in pre-season and have continued since. ...
Smith Rowe Strikes again as Arsenal beat Watford
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Smith Rowe Strikes again as Arsenal beat Watford

Emile Smith Rowe scored for the third Premier League game in a row as in-form Arsenal marked Mikel Arteta's 100th game in charge with a 1-0 win over Watford at the Emirates. The Gunners, now unbeaten in 10 games across all competitions, had been by far the better team in the first half without reward. Bukayo Saka had an early strike overturned by VAR for offside and, after Danny Rose's blatant foul on Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty was superbly stopped by the impressive Ben Foster 10 minutes before the break. But Watford have now not kept a clean sheet in the top flight for 21 games and their defence was eventually beaten on 56 minutes when Smith Rowe swept in from 18 yards for his fifth goal of the season - although there was some controversy, with Clau...
‘Blasphemy, disgrace’ – Rio Ferdinand slams Cristiano Ronaldo’s critics
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‘Blasphemy, disgrace’ – Rio Ferdinand slams Cristiano Ronaldo’s critics

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has expressed worries that some sections of the club’s supporters could still criticise Cristiano Ronaldo despite all the great works the Portuguese has done in his career and for the club in particular. The former defender launched a passionate defence of the former Real Madrid and Juventus forward amid criticism he does not work hard enough for the Red Devils. Ronaldo has scored seven goals for Man United since his return to the club in the summer, including a stunning volley in the 3-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday. Manchester United players, including Cristiano Ronaldo were heavily criticised for their lack of pressing and laziness in the 5-0 defeat to rivals Liverpool prior to that victory. The Portugal captain has never ...
Tuchel apologises to Chelsea fans after Newcastle win
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Tuchel apologises to Chelsea fans after Newcastle win

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has apologized to the club’s fans after their Premier League 3-0 win over Newcastle United for missing their chant about him and his team. Chelsea defeated Newcastle on Saturday at St James’ Park, thanks to two goals from Reece James and a strike from Jorginho. Chelsea’s supporters showed their appreciation for Tuchel by chanting his song throughout the encounter. The words to the chant sung by the Chelsea fans goes: “We have got super Thomas Tuchel. He knows exactly what we need. Thiago at the back, Timo in attack. Chelsea’s going to win the Champions League!” However, when asked about the chant, Tuchel told Chelsea TV after the game, “Oh, I didn’t hear it, I’m sorry for that. “I was impressed we had so many supporters here [at St James’ Par...
Rudiger provides fresh update on his new contract situation with Chelsea
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Rudiger provides fresh update on his new contract situation with Chelsea

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has provided a new update on his contract situation with the club. Rudiger confirmed that talks are in place over a possible contract renewal. The Germany international also reassured Chelsea supporters that he is ‘happy’ at Stamford Bridge. The 28-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season. Rudiger will be free to talk to foreign teams from as early as January over a potential move away from Chelsea. “The most important thing is that I feel happy here [at Chelsea],” Rudiger told The Guardian. “I think if people look at it, they can see I’m happy. About the contract situation, I talk with the club. This is for nobody’s ears. “It was how I said it would be after the Euros – there would be talks. There was a talk between Mar...
Lingard reveals touchline conversation with Man Utd fans after Liverpool win
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Lingard reveals touchline conversation with Man Utd fans after Liverpool win

Manchester United star, Jesse Lingard, has revealed his touchline conversation with a section of furious Red Devils fans following his side’s Premier League 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. Lingard revealed that he told Man United supporters that he was not even on the pitch during the encounter after they told him to ‘work harder’. The England international was an unused substitute as Man United lost to Jurgen Klopp’s side following Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick and a goal each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota. The 28-year-old, along with Paul Pogba and Diogo Dalot, were warming up near the tunnel entrance in the first half of the match when footage appeared to show him taking abuse from Man United fans. Speaking on the development via his Twitter account after the game, Lingard...
Spain vows to outlaw prostitution as it’s revealed 300,000 women engage in the trade
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Spain vows to outlaw prostitution as it’s revealed 300,000 women engage in the trade

Spain's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez has pledged to criminalise prostitution in the country. Speaking to supporters at the end of his Socialist Party's three-day congress in Valencia on Sunday, October 17, Sánchez vowed to move ahead with a pledge to outlaw prostitution that was part of his leftist party’s election manifesto in 2019. The manifesto called prostitution “one of the cruellest aspects of the feminization of poverty and one of the worst forms of violence against women.” Prostitution was decriminalised in Spain in 1995 and in 2016 the UN estimated the country's sex industry was worth €3.7bn (£3.1bn, $4.2bn).A 2009 survey found that up to 1 in 3 Spanish men had paid for sex. However, another report published in 2009 suggested that the figure may be as high as ...
England set for Wembley stadium ban over Euro 2020 final trouble
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England set for Wembley stadium ban over Euro 2020 final trouble

England are expected to be ordered to play at least one home game behind closed doors when UEFA's disciplinary body meets on Monday to look into crowd trouble inside and outside Wembley Stadium at this summer's Euro 2020 final. There were serious disturbances when England played Italy on Sunday, July 11 as ticketless fans fought with stewards and police officers and forced their way into the stadium. UEFA's disciplinary investigators have been looking at the behaviour of England fans amid what appeared to be an ineffective security operation around Wembley for England's in a major final since 1966. &nbsp As well as the disciplinary investigation into events involving supporters inside and around the stadium, the FA is facing another four charges relating to the behaviour of ...
Nnamdi Kanu asks his followers to fast ahead of his arraignment on Thursday
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Nnamdi Kanu asks his followers to fast ahead of his arraignment on Thursday

Ahead of his arraignment on Thursday, October 21, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has told his supporters to embark on a dry fasting. His lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, disclosed this after his routine visit to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader in detention. In a statement released online, Ejiofor said that Kanu was in high spirit and is ready for the Thursday arraignment. His statement reads “Thankfully, the Federal Government of Nigeria is fully aware of this date, and more compelling is the fact that the detaining authority has since over a month ago, concluded every purported investigation into the matter. Hence, no plausible excuse will be available to them not to produce Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in court come Thursday...
Medical Emergency halts Newcastle-Spurs game; fan stable in hospital
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Medical Emergency halts Newcastle-Spurs game; fan stable in hospital

The fan who required medical assistance during the Newcastle United and Tottenham match is awake and responsive in a nearby hospital. Sunday's Premier League game came to a halt in the 40th minute, with Spurs leading 2-1, after referee Andre Marriner was alerted to the incident by players and supporters. Both sets of players walked to the sidelines as emergency crews attended the person in the East Stand, with Newcastle's club doctor Paul Catterson seen carrying a defibrillator. Image:Sergio Reguillon speaks to referee Andre Marriner Image:A member of the Newcastle medical team brings a defibrillator to the fan Image:Newcastle and Tottenham players wait for the match to be restarted After consulting police, the referee took the players off the field wit...
Three Arrested after Anfield flare-related Incidents
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Three Arrested after Anfield flare-related Incidents

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing flares in Anfield before the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester City on Sunday. Mohamed Salah scored a stunning goal but Kevin De Bruyne rescued a point for Manchester City in a classic contest that ended 2-2. In relation to incidents before the game, Merseyside Police said in a statement: "At around 3.05pm, three men were identified by officers as having possession of flares in the Anfield Road area, one of which was thrown, causing no damage or injury. "All were detained and have been arrested and taken into custody." The statement said a 38-year-old man, 35-year-old man, and 19-year-old man were all arrested. Assistant chief constable Rob Carden said: "A swift response from our officers on th...
Park asks Man Utd fans to stop singing dog-meat song
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Park asks Man Utd fans to stop singing dog-meat song

Former Manchester United player Ji-Sung Park has asked the club's supporters to stop singing a song about him that contains a negative racial stereotype about Korean people. Although Park does not believe the fans mean to cause offence with the chant, which contains a reference to Koreans eating dog meat, he believes it makes Korean players feel uncomfortable. Park claims some United supporters sang the song towards Wolves' new signing Hee-Chan Hwang - a South Korea international who signed from RB Leipzig in the summer - during their fixture at Molineux in August. "If I am being honest, I should probably speak out loud more this time," he told the official UTD podcast. "In that time (when I was a player at United), 15 years ago, everything changed from Holland to England, I ...
‘I will prove my innocence’ – R. Kelly insists he’s not guilty in Facebook post shared after he was found guilty on all counts in sex trafficking trial
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‘I will prove my innocence’ – R. Kelly insists he’s not guilty in Facebook post shared after he was found guilty on all counts in sex trafficking trial

  Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, has insisted he's not guilty after he was found guilty in sex trafficking trial. The singer was found guilty of exploiting his superstar status to run a scheme to sexually abuse women and children over two decades. Eleven accusers, consisting of nine women and two men, took the stand over the six-week trial to describe sexual humiliation and violence at his hands. After two days of deliberation, the jury found Kelly guilty on all the charges he was facing. Sentencing is due on 4 May and he could spend the rest of his life behind bars. The singer took to Facebook after he was found guilty to release a statement. He wrote: "To all my fans and supporters I love you all...
EPL: Why Chelsea vs Man City, Man Utd vs Aston Villa kick-off at same time
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EPL: Why Chelsea vs Man City, Man Utd vs Aston Villa kick-off at same time

Match Day 6 of the English Premier League will kick off with Chelsea taking on Manchester City and Manchester United hosting Aston Villa at the same time. Both games start at 12.30pm WAT. The Blues’ game against the reigning champions was the only fixture that was scheduled for that time. However, United’s match had to be moved forward because of a Courteeners concert. The Red Devils were to play Villa from 5pm but the concert will take place at Lancashire Cricket Club on the same day. United said in a statement: “This request was supported by Greater Manchester Police and TfGM to avoid significant crowd, traffic and operational issues locally. “We regret any disruption that this may cause around our supporters’ plans for the day.” United are joint top with Chelsea on ...
Football fans set to be allowed to drink alcohol at their seats after 36-year ban
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Football fans set to be allowed to drink alcohol at their seats after 36-year ban

Football fans could be finally be allowed back to drink alcohol in stands in the near future following a fan-led government review. In 1985, supporters were banned from enjoying booze while watching football, but a change in the rules is to be recommended. According to The Times, ex-sport minister and Conservative MP Tracey Crouch has completed an independent review of the matter. She is set to push for a pilot on serving alcohol at clubs in the National League and League Two with a view to extending it to a higher level. British football's 36-year ban on alcohol being drank in stands was introduced in a bid to battle hooliganism. Other top European leagues allow supporters to enjoy a pint in their seats while they watch the action unfold. Meanwhile, there is also no such ...
Ray Parlour hints fans on Man United’s plans of winning bigger trophies
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Ray Parlour hints fans on Man United’s plans of winning bigger trophies

Former Arsenal star, Ray Parlour has named the trophy Manchester United will win the season after the Red Devils crashed out of the Carabao Cup last night. Man Utd was dumped out of the competition by West Ham on Wednesday further extending their search for a trophy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Angered by the result, Manchester United fans took to social media to demand the sacking of Solskjaer with ‘Ole out’ trending last night but Parlour offered some words of calm for the club’s supporters. Parlour believes that the Red Devils will end up winning the bigger trophies such as the Premier League or the Champions League this season. Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane who were brought in the summer to help the club win some trophies this season were missing last night’s cup ga...
Ligue 1: Fans clash, invade pitch as Lens beat Lille in derby
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Ligue 1: Fans clash, invade pitch as Lens beat Lille in derby

Lens defeated reigning French champions Lille 1-0 on Saturday in a northern derby overshadowed by a pitch invasion that delayed the start of the second half by 30 minutes. Dozens of Lens supporters stormed the Stade Bollaert-Delelis pitch at half-time to confront the visiting Lille fans nestled away in a corner of the ground after tensions flared with other spectators. Riot police intervened to separate the factions of opposing supporters as both sets of fans hurled seats at each other over a partition wall. The trouble comes the week after Nice were docked a point following the ugly incidents that led to their August 22 home match with Marseille to be abandoned. That game will be replayed at a neutral venue on October 27. Nice were also ordered to play three matches behind c...
Anambra election: YPP guber candidate, Sen Ubah loses close ally to APGA
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Anambra election: YPP guber candidate, Sen Ubah loses close ally to APGA

Dr. Chima Obi Ngonadi, a close ally of the flagbearer of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has dumped the party for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Ngonadi, until his defection, was a major stakeholder and financier of the YPP in Nnewi Local Government Area of the state and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NgoBros Nigeria Limited. He contested for the Anambra House of Assembly seat of Nnewi North Constituency in the last 2019 general elections held across the state on the platform of the YPP but lost to the current member and the candidate of APGA, Hon Nonso Smart Okafor, who later defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Speaking while being received by the entire ward executives of ...
Runtown’s ex-girlfriend, Adut Akech buys her first house in US
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Runtown’s ex-girlfriend, Adut Akech buys her first house in US

Runtown's ex-girlfriend, Adut Akech has shared her excitement of buying her first house in the United States. Akech who noted that she is quiet about personal things, stated that buying the house is a big achievement and proud moment for her not to share with the world. The 21-year-old model disclosed that she now owns 5 houses with her recent acquisition in Los Angeles, California. She further averred that she is proud of herself for staying focused and working hard to get to where she is. Akech wrote; I DID IT, I BOUGHT MY FIRST HOUSE in America!!!!! I’m usually quiet about personal things like this, I just be moving in silence but this one is TOO big of an achievement and proud moment for me to not share with the world. I cannot believe that at...
England Players to take a knee before Hungary Clash
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England Players to take a knee before Hungary Clash

England will take a knee before playing Hungary, whose coach Marco Rossi vowed to stand by any action taken by players if they are subjected to any racism in Budapest on Thursday. The squad have discussed the issue in the build-up to the game, and were made aware of the fact that the Republic of Ireland players were loudly booed in June when they took a knee before their friendly with Hungary in the nearby Szusza Ferenc Stadion. Hungary have been ordered to play their next three UEFA competition matches behind closed doors - with one of those games suspended for two years - following racist abuse from supporters and homophobic banners in the stands during their Euro 2020 group stage matches in Budapest. A homophobic banner was seen in the stands during Hungary's defeat t...
Florida Restaurant Owner Posts Sign asking Biden Supporters not to Enter
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Florida Restaurant Owner Posts Sign asking Biden Supporters not to Enter

A Florida restaurant owner put a sign outside her business place telling supporters of President Joe Biden to take their business elsewhere. Angie Ugarte, the owner of DeBary Diner, posted the sign that criticizes the way Biden handled evacuations in Afghanistan, where a suicide bomber killed 13 U.S. service members. The sign reads: "If you voted for and continue to support and stand behind the worthless, inept and corrupt administration currently inhabiting the White House that is complicit in the death of our servicemen and women in Afghanistan, please take your business elsewhere. "God bless America and God bless our soldiers." Ugarte said, according to FOX 35 News: "It was the only thing I felt like I could do. I was just angry. I was just let down. I felt like one ...
Raphinha reveals attending Ronaldinho’s birthday party aged seven – and how he has fallen in love with Leeds
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Raphinha reveals attending Ronaldinho’s birthday party aged seven – and how he has fallen in love with Leeds

The Brazil winger, who earned a first call-up to the national setup this month, has opened up on his relationship with the Selecao legend and his club Leeds United star Raphinha has revealed that he attended Ronaldinho’s birthday party as a child - and that finally having the chance to play in front of a packed Elland Road was worth the wait. The Brazil winger, who earned his first call-up to the national setup ahead of their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers earlier this month, has opened up on his relationship with the Selecao legend. The 24-year-old has also professed his gratitude to Leeds and their supporters for embracing him upon his arrival, stating that he will "do his best" to repay their faith.
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Cristiano Ronaldo bids farewell to Juventus after joining Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo has posted an emotional farewell to Juventus supporters after leaving the club. Manchester United have agreed to re-sign Ronaldo in a £19.4million deal, with his three-year spell at Juventus coming to an end. On Instagram Ronaldo posted a video of some of his most memorable moments in a Juventus shirt which was accompanied by a message. Ronaldo wrote: 'Today I depart from an amazing club, the biggest in Italy and surely one of the biggest in all of Europe. 'I gave my heart and soul for Juventus and I'll always love the city of Turin until my final days. The 'tifosi bianconeri' always respected me and I tried to thank that respect by fighting for them in every game, every season, every competition. 'In the end, we can all look back and realize that we achiev...
Arsenal fans can bring the best out of hat-trick hero Aubameyang, says Arteta
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Arsenal fans can bring the best out of hat-trick hero Aubameyang, says Arteta

The Gunners boss was delighted after watching his side beat West Brom 6-0 in the Carabao Cup second round Mikel Arteta has backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to get back to his best now fans are back inside stadiums. The Arsenal captain scored his first goals of the season on Wednesday night as he bagged a hat-trick in Arsenal’s thumping 6-0 win at West Brom in the Carabao Cup second round. It was a near perfect night for Arsenal after such a miserable start to the season, and Arteta believes having supporters back inside grounds could be just what Aubameyang needs to get him back to the sort of form he showed during his first two seasons at the club.  
Zambia’s new president vows ‘no Zambian will sleep hungry’ as he assumes office
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Zambia’s new president vows ‘no Zambian will sleep hungry’ as he assumes office

Zambia's new president, Hakainde Hichilema has vowed to turn around the economy of the country, plagued by a colossal debt, promising that no Zambian will sleep hungry. Hichilema was sworn in on Tuesday before thousands of supporters at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. "I swear to faithfully and diligently fulfill my duties," he said during his swearing-in while holding a bible. "We have shown the world the resilience of our democracy," said the man known on the street as "HH" or "Bally," an affectionate term for an elder. "The cost of living will soon be a reality," he said on Tuesday, while inflation has made basic necessities unaffordable for a population where more than half live below the poverty line. Zambians must be able to eat "three decent meals a day". "Truly free" ...
Arteta given October deadline to avoid Arsenal sack
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Arteta given October deadline to avoid Arsenal sack

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has been given until October to save his job, according to the UK Telegraph. The Gunners have started the 2021/2022 season miserably losing their first two matches. Arteta’s men lost 2-0 to newly-promoted Brentford on the opening day, before another 2-0 defeat at the Emirates against Chelsea on Sunday. Although Arteta has claimed silverware in successive seasons since his arrival in 2019, with FA Cup and Community Shield triumphs, he is now under pressure. The Spaniard was heckled by furious fans after the Chelsea game, with the supporters asking him to resign. However, the board will remain patient with the 38-year-old until after the international break and give him a chance to turn things around.
Arsenal board take decision on sacking Arteta after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea
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Arsenal board take decision on sacking Arteta after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Arsenal’s board will continue to support manager Mikel Arteta, despite the team’s poor start to the 2021/2022 season, the UK Mirror reports. The Gunners were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea on Sunday in their first Premier League game at the Emirates this campaign. After the game, angry supporters surrounded Arteta’s car and called on him to leave. Arteta is favourite with the bookies as next manager to be sacked, but Arsenal are still supporting him by trying to do business in the transfer window. The club want to bring in a new right back on the shopping list, with Hector Bellerin keen to leave. Lucas Torreira is a target for Fiorentina while Sead Kolasinac is set to leave and Crystal Palace are interested in Eddie Nketiah. Arsenal have spent close to £140...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Mikel Arteta reveals what his players need
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Mikel Arteta reveals what his players need

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has revealed what his players need ahead of their Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday evening. Arteta said that Arsenal players need support from the club’s fans ahead of the Chelsea match at Emirates Stadium following their Premier League defeat to Brentford last weekend. The Spaniard saw his team get beaten 2-0 in their Premier League opener against Brentford last Friday. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Arteta said, “In moments when there is certain negativity around the place, you need your fans and your supporters more than ever. “They have always been with the team and I have no doubt that on Sunday, they are going to be right behind the team. If there is one thing that the team needs, it is exactly that. “If they really...
Harry Kane angry with Tottenham over ‘broken promises’
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Harry Kane angry with Tottenham over ‘broken promises’

Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, is angry with the club chairman Daniel Levy over what he feels are broken promises, according to the Daily Mail. Kane believes they had an agreement he would be allowed to leave Spurs if the club didn’t win a trophy or qualify for the Champions League last season. But Levy is still refusing to allow the 28-year-old to leave as the striker aims to force a move through to Manchester City. However, Kane insists he will continue to give everything to Spurs, despite the club not matching his ambitions. The player still has his heart set on a transfer to Man City before the August 31 deadline. However, he wants to regain the trust and faith of Spurs supporters, who appeared to turn on their talismanic striker during Sunday’s 1...
Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia reacts as Tammy Abraham joins Mourinho at Roma
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Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia reacts as Tammy Abraham joins Mourinho at Roma

Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia, has revealed that striker Tammy Abraham will always be welcome back at Stamford Bridge. Granovskaia said this while reacting to Abraham’s departure from Chelsea. Abraham completed a permanent transfer move to Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma on Tuesday morning. “Tammy will always be welcomed back at Stamford Bridge as one of our own,” Granovskaia said. “We have all enjoyed watching his progress through our academy and into the first-team squad, and are grateful for his contribution to our successes at senior and youth level. “His many goals in a Chelsea shirt and, of course, his part in our Champions League triumph last season will never be forgotten. “I am sure all Chelsea supporters will join me in wishing Tammy a long and su...
Emmanuel Dennis: Why Watford forward’s bright start should elicit some caution
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Emmanuel Dennis: Why Watford forward’s bright start should elicit some caution

An impressive Premier League debut for the Hornets’ frontman now needs the corresponding season-long consistency It doesn’t get better than this, does it? Watford began the opening day as one of the bookies’ favourites to end in the bottom three but stunned an ambitious Aston Villa 3-2 at Vicarage Road. They definitely weren’t expected to race into a 2-0 lead at half-time, neither did anyone think the Hornets would be 3-0 up after 67 minutes. In the absence of last season’s top-scoring central striker Joao Pedro, returning supporters in Hertfordshire got a first look at new signing Emmanuel Dennis. It was a massive show of confidence from Xisco to start the ex-Club Brugge man in gameweek one at Troy Deeney’s expense.
Son targets 10 years at Tottenham: I don’t want to move anywhere else
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Son targets 10 years at Tottenham: I don’t want to move anywhere else

The 29-year-old attacker says he wants to remain at the Premier League club for the rest of his career Son Heung-min has admitted that he did not expect to be presented with a contract extension with Tottenham this summer but is pleased to have the opportunity to spend a decade at the club. Son arrived at Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 and has gone on to score 71 Premier League goals for the club in nearly 200 appearances, including the opening goal of their 2021-22 campaign against Manchester City. The 29-year-old has struck up a particularly successful understanding with Harry Kane during his time in England and has grown to be a firm favourite of the supporters.
Phil Jones Refuses to hand Raphael Varane Man United’s No 4 Jersey
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Phil Jones Refuses to hand Raphael Varane Man United’s No 4 Jersey

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has refused to surrender his No. 4 shirt to new signing Raphael Varane, according to Manchester Evening News. Varane, who was unveiled to United fans after completing a move worth around £42.7m from Real Madrid, will now wear the No.19 at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side unveiled the World Cup winner in front of a packed Old Trafford crowd before their 5-1 bashing of Leeds United in the Premier League opener. Varane held up his new shirt to the United supporters, who gave their new signing a huge ovation. The former Real Madrid defender wanted the No.4 shirt following his departure from Real Madrid, however, the report has it that Jones, who hasn’t played for the Red Devils since January 2020, wanted to keep his jer...
Chelsea apologise for unfinished Stamford Bridge work leaving fans without seats
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Chelsea apologise for unfinished Stamford Bridge work leaving fans without seats

The Blues had wanted to rebuild trust with their fan base after the Super League debacle but have faced criticism again Chelsea have apologised to their angry supporters after failing to complete work on adding rail seating at Stamford Bridge. It means some fans will miss the opening match of the season against Crystal Palace despite having season tickets. Issues in the Matthew Harding Lower Stand mean Chelsea's stadium won't be quite full for their opening Premier League game of the season.
Arteta not consulted over ‘All or Nothing’ Arsenal documentary
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Arteta not consulted over ‘All or Nothing’ Arsenal documentary

The Gunners will follow the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham in appearing in the Amazon show Mikel Arteta was not consulted over Arsenal’s decision to appear on Amazon’s 'All or Nothing' documentary this season. The Gunners will follow the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham in appearing in the show which will provide behind the scenes insight into the 2021-22 campaign for the club’s fans across the world. And whilst Arteta believes it will be a good thing to open things up for supporters, he admits he was not asked for his opinion on the matter when the club were in discussions with Amazon over the project.
Saka says ‘thank you’ after ovation from Tottenham fans during Arsenal’s pre-season friendly
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Saka says ‘thank you’ after ovation from Tottenham fans during Arsenal’s pre-season friendly

The England international has thanked Spurs supporters for giving him a warm welcome upon his return to action at the weekend Bukayo Saka received a standing ovation from Tottenham fans during Arsenal's final pre-season friendly clash against their arch-rivals. Saka came off the bench in the second half of Arsenal's game with Spurs on Sunday, making his first appearance since England's Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy. The 19-year-old was racially abused after the Three Lions' loss at Wembley on July 11, but received a rousing reception from both the home and away fans upon his return to club action at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
‘Kane FC has 0 trophies’ – Heung-Min Son ‘likes’ Instagram photo calling out Tottenham star after he misses training
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‘Kane FC has 0 trophies’ – Heung-Min Son ‘likes’ Instagram photo calling out Tottenham star after he misses training

Manchester City are keen on signing the England striker although Spurs remain determined to keep their star man Heung-Min Son has 'liked' an Instagram post calling out Harry Kane after his failure to report for Tottenham training. Kane is due back at Spurs' training ground for pre-season tests this week, having been on holiday since helping England reach the final of Euro 2020. However, the 28-year-old has yet to return to the club, fuelling rumours of an impending big-money move to Manchester City to leave supporters fearing that their star man could be on his way out.
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Carling Black Label Cup: Cole Alexander & hottest Soweto Derby search terms

What are Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates supporters taking to Google to find out ahead of Sunday’s showdown? Predictably, the Carling Black Label Cup is generating a genuine buzz among Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates ahead of Sunday’s showdown between the Soweto giants. The fixture—the traditional curtain raiser of the South African football season—provides a unique opportunity for supporters to take over the management of their beloved teams, with fans able to vote for which players should start the blockbuster clash. The likes of Thulani Hlatshwayo and Itumeleng Khune have been popular with the voters, and both will start on Sunday, while some regulars from both sides have been dropped to the bench as supporters have cast their votes on the makeup of the starting XIs....
Carling Black Label Cup: Cole Alexander & hottest Soweto Derby search terms
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Carling Black Label Cup: Cole Alexander & hottest Soweto Derby search terms

What are Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates supporters taking to Google to find out ahead of Sunday’s showdown? Predictably, the Carling Black Label Cup is generating a genuine buzz among Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates ahead of Sunday’s showdown between the Soweto giants. The fixture—the traditional curtain raiser of the South African football season—provides a unique opportunity for supporters to take over the management of their beloved teams, with fans able to vote for which players should start the blockbuster clash. The likes of Thulani Hlatshwayo and Itumeleng Khune have been popular with the voters, and both will start on Sunday, while some regulars from both sides have been dropped to the bench as supporters have cast their votes on the makeup of the starting XIs....
We Don’t Want you here – PSG supporters warns Pogba
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We Don’t Want you here – PSG supporters warns Pogba

A group of Paris Saint-Germain supporters has made their feelings towards Paul Pogba clear, by hanging a banner outside Parc des Princes, telling the Manchester United midfielder he is not wanted at the club. Pogba’s future in England remains up in the air, with PSG reportedly ready to test United’s resolve with an opening offer of £43 million. The World Cup winner has just a year left on his current contract and looks increasingly unlikely to sign an extension. However, a group of PSG ultras are unhappy with Pobga, who is known to support fierce domestic rivals Marseille being linked with their club. In protest, a banner was displayed outside their stadium on Friday, which read: “Pogba you should listen to your mother, she doesn’t want you here. Neither do we!” With Pog...
Ogun PDP Boycotts Saturday LG Poll
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Ogun PDP Boycotts Saturday LG Poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has withdrawn from the July 24 council polls in Ogun State. Chairman of the party in Ogun, Hon Sikirulai Ogundele made the announcement on Thursday July 22, barely 24 hours to the election. Ogundele who had earlier dragged Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) to court for dealing with a faction loyal to the late Buruji Kashamu of the PDP in the State, urged aspirants and members of the party to remain calm as the withdrawal was sequel to Ogun State High Court's judgement on a case between him and OGSIEC. The statement read; “Sequel to the judgement of the Ogun State High Court, Isabo in suit no M/55/2021 between Sikirulai Ogundele VS OGSIEC, affirming the CONSENT JUDGEMENT of the Federal High Court, Abuja as delivered on 22nd...
Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho arrives Beninise court for extradition hearing
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Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho arrives Beninise court for extradition hearing

Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho has arrived Cour De’appal De Cotonou, a court in Benin Republic for his extradition hearing. Recall that Igboho and his wife, Ropo were apprehended on Monday night by the International Criminal Police Organisation while trying to catch a flight to Germany at Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou. Many Yoruba-speaking supporters of the activist were seen at the court premises on Thursday afternoon, amid speculation of him being tried for immigration-related offences.

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