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newsfootball2 months ago

Crystal Palace sign Denmark international Joachim Andersen for undisclosed fee

Crystal Palace have kickstarted their reinforcements by signing defender Joachim Andersen from Lyon. The Denmark international, who spent last season on loan with Fulham in the Premier League, has joined on a five-year deal and becomes Patrick Vieira’s fourth signing of the summer.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Time is right for me to step down from responsibilities as full-time manager, reveals Roy Hodgson

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed that the time is right for him to leave the Eagles and potentially football management with him potentially set to retire at the end of this season. The 73-year-old is the Premier League’s oldest ever manager and has spent more than forty years coaching.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Tottenham hit with major managerial blow as Erik ten Hag signs new Ajax deal

As their search for a new manager continues, Tottenham have suffered a massive blow as Ajax have announced that Erik ten Hag has re-signed with the Eredivisie side. The Dutch manager was reportedly the North London club’s top choice to replace Jose Mourinho but has signed a one year extension.
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newsfootball8 months ago

Every team has phases of form this season but it’s my job to sort it out, claims Frank Lampard

In light of Chelsea’s win over Fulham, Frank Lampard has admitted that while his side have been on a run of terrible form, it is his job to figure out a way to try and sort out their problems. The Blues struggled throughout December with them winning their second league game in seven matches.
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newsfootball8 months ago

Tottenham cannot concede goals the way they did against Fulham, laments Jose Mourinho

After their sixth Premier League draw, Jose Mourinho has lambasted Tottenham’s defensive issues that allowed Fulham to pull back an equaliser late in the second half. The North Londoners have struggled for form over the last few weeks with just one win out of their last six league games.
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newsfootball8 months ago

Reports | Aston Villa's clash against Everton in doubt with Bodymoor Heath training ground still closed

According to the BBC, Aston Villa’s game against Everton on Sunday is in doubt with the Villians reportedly asking the Premier League to postpone the fixture. This comes after the Birmingham side were hit by an outbreak of the coronavirus with their entire first-team placed in isolation.
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newsfootball8 months ago

Premier League reveals 36 new positive tests in the latest rounds of COVID-19 testing

A statement released by the Premier League has revealed that in the latest rounds of COVID-19 testing, 36 players and club staff have tested positive. The number is a decrease from the 40 positive cases during the last round of testing but it has still seen games postponed due to the virus.
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newsfootball9 months ago

Financially it’s right to play on but for me it is morally wrong, admits Steve Bruce

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has admitted that while he understands the financial reason to continue playing, he believes it is morally wrong to continue playing amidst a pandemic. The Magpies were the first team to have a game postponed this season after a COVID-19 outbreak at the club.
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newsfootball9 months ago

Could understand if FA opts to ban players for breaching COVID-19 protocols, admits Scott Parker

Fulham manager Scott Parker has confessed that he would understand if the Football Association (FA) choose to ban players for breaching COVID-19 protocol rules. This comes in light of the fact that several Premier League players were spotted breaching COVID-19 protocols across England.
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newsfootball9 months ago

Premier League reveal record number of COVID-19 positive tests after two rounds of testing

Amidst serious concerns that football in England could be halted again, the Premier League have revealed a record number of positive COVID-19 tests in the latest round of testing. The league has confirmed that 40 cases were found from 2,295 tests carried out over two rounds of testing.
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