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Norwich spurn spending spree as promoted sides stay cautious | Ben Fisher

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Daniel Farke and Chris Wilder are keen to learn from others’ mistakes and resisting the urge to splash out excessivelyIt is hardly a science but for a rough indication of how promoted clubs can best make a fist of staying up, perhaps it is best to examine some of the more disastrous recent attempts.Derby’s record-low points tally in 2008 sticks in the memory, as does Queens Park Rangers’ feeble effort, largely under Harry Redknapp, four years ago, in which they finished bottom of the pile. But it was the manner in which Fulham spectacularly failed to avoid the drop last season – bulldozing all the hard work that helped them to the Premier League in the first place – that struck a chord with Stuart Webber, the sporting director at Norwich City, who won the Championship in May. Contin

Qatar agrees to inquiry into death of Briton at World Cup stadium

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Family of Zac Cox say a British judge will look for lessons to be learned from death in 2017The Qatari organisation in charge of staging the 2022 World Cup has agreed to hold a wide-ranging inquiry led by a British judge into the death of a British worker during construction of a stadium for the event.The decision, two-and-a-half years after the death of Zac Cox in January 2017, is seen as a breakthrough for campaigners disturbed by health and safety issues surrounding the building of the stadiums, even though it comes relatively close to the completion of the bulk of the construction work for the tournament. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Qatar agrees to inquiry into death of Briton at World Cup stadium

FA sought six-month Daniel Sturridge ban for betting breaches

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• Forward given six-week suspension and £75,000 fine• FA unhappy with findings and considers sanctions too lenientThe Football Association is to appeal against the six-week suspension and £75,000 fine handed to Daniel Sturridge for breaching its betting rules. It believes the former Liverpool striker deserves at least a six-month ban having been found guilty by a regulatory commission of giving his brother inside information on a possible move to Sevilla.Sturridge’s six-week suspension from all domestic matches came into effect on Wednesday. The former England international is without a club following his release by Liverpool and, with the final four weeks of the ban suspended, will be free to resume his career from 31 July. He will therefore not miss any competitive football unless

Carles Puyol: ‘La Masia was like the Scouts, 40 boys sharing four rooms’

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The Spanish defender talks about Barcelona, how football became his cure and clears up rumours of liking Napalm DeathHi Carles. Hi Small Talk.We’re talking to you because of yoghurt, why don’t you tell us a bit about that? I am very proud to be an ambassador for the Danone Nations Cup, one of the best tournaments out there for U12s to play football. It takes place at a local level in 27 countries and the final will be played in Barcelona in October. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Carles Puyol: ‘La Masia was like the Scouts, 40 boys sharing four rooms’

British football fan detained in UAE lodges human rights complaint

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Ali Issa Ahmad brings case to UN alleging he was tortured after wearing Qatar T-shirt to matchA British football fan who says he was detained and tortured while on holiday in the United Arab Emirates because he wore a Qatar shirt has lodged a legal complaint with the UN about his treatment.In the 27-page complaint, Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, from Wolverhampton, documents his alleged torture at the hands of the UAE authorities in January and February of this year while he was visiting the country to watch Asian Cup matches. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : British football fan detained in UAE lodges human rights complaint

'Amazing feeling' to play abroad: Kieran Trippier on Atlético Madrid move – video

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Kieran Trippier has  joined Atlético Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in a deal worth at least £20m.The England full-back, who made over 100 appearances during a four-season stint at the north London club, has signed a three-year contract at the Wanda Metropolitano. Trippier was one of the most impressive performers as England finished fourth at the World Cup in Russia last summer, scoring early in the semi-final defeat by Croatia in Moscow, but endured a dip in form last season.  Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : 'Amazing feeling' to play abroad: Kieran Trippier on Atlético Madrid move – video

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