Friday, August 22, 2014

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The defender is closing in on a return to full fitness but may not be risked for the opening Bundesliga game of the season

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The Saints boss is convinced the France international will not leave the club in the transfer window and has praised his attitude in the wake of transfer speculation

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The new signing from Ajax has returned to training after a calf problem and manager Alan Pardew could start him at Villa Park on Saturday

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The Germany forward says he is still eager to win trophies after adding the World Cup to his impressive list of honours

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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The Tigers have £12 million to spend on a new striker after selling Shane Long to Southampton but the Rovers boss wants to keep his star man

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The 19-year-old's future is the subject of intense speculation with just one year remaining on his contract, but his manager remains hopeful of keeping him

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The centre-back believes Dieter Hecking's men will prove to be a tough opponent in their opening match on Friday and is delighted to be on the verge of his Bundesliga comeback

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The former Sporting Lisbon boss has seen his side lose their first two Ligue 1 fixtures this season but the young attacker insists that his philosophy will soon bear fruit

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These sides experienced contrasting fortunes on the opening weekend of the Premier League season but our tipster backs Alan Pardew's Magpies to see off Paul Lambert's Villans

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The CEO believes that the young midfielder, whose goal won the World Cup, does not deserve the hostile treatment to which he has become used since joining rivals Bayern Munich

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Germany's top flight has been a hotbed of fresh young stars in recent years and the new campaign, starting on Friday, is set to see many others follow in their footsteps

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Our man in Spain, Phil Kitromilides, runs through some of the special bets available for the new Primera Division campaign and highlights some potential winners for punters

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Born in Bandung, Indonesia, Fergie is rebuilding his life after losing his mother to AIDS. On Saturday, he walked out with his Manchester United heroes at Old Trafford