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Barcelona v Osasuna: La Liga – live!

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Updates from the La Liga 6.30pm BST kick-offFeel free to email paul or tweet @Paul_Doyle 6.57pm BST There you are. Welcome to Osasuna’s nightmare. To avoid being relegated from the Spanish top-flight today, La Liga’s bottom club only must win at the Nou Camp against a Barcelona side that is suddenly back on the title trail thanks to Sunday’s victory over Real Madrid. A daunting task for anyone, but all the more so for a team that is total bobbins. So far this season Osasuna have managed three wins from 33 leagues matches. They have a goal difference of minus 41. They were spanked 3-0 at home by Barcelona earlier in the campaign. They are depleted by injuries. Their plight is so grim that even drafting in Tony Adams, Kieran Richardson and Nigel Reo-Coker wouldn’t raise a laugh. If yo

The Fiver | Having Chas and Dave play Hot Shot Tottenham in a minor key

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In today’s Fiver: Mauricio Pochettino’s rallying cry and Joey Barton’s childishnessAs those who spent all last night battling insomnia by watching whatever was on Challenge TV and aren’t functioning properly today as a result will know, the early ATV-produced editions of Bullseye are something of a curiosity. The set is sparse, the mood austere. The questions are too difficult. Jim Bowen spends half of the programme tediously explaining the rules. There are no “Iiiiiiinnnnnn one!”s hollered during the prize-board round. And each contestant is presented with a complimentary brass chalk holder, which is very nice and all, it’s useful for keeping score, but where’s their Bendy Bully? Where’s their bus fare home? Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : The Fiver | H

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba ruled out of derby against City

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• Jose Mourinho confirms the midfielder will not be fit to face City• Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia will feature at the EtihadJosé Mourinho has been left disappointed after Chris Smalling and Phil Jones declined to meet his challenge about rushing back from injury for a Manchester derby that will also go ahead without Paul Pogba.Mourinho’s insistence that Marcos Rojo’s long-term knee injury meant it was time for Smalling and Jones to be braver has failed to coax either player back for the game at Manchester City on Thursday. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Manchester United’s Paul Pogba ruled out of derby against City

Wales’ Neil Taylor gets two-game ban for tackle that broke Séamus Coleman’s leg

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• Fifa increases Taylor’s ban from automatic one-game suspension for red card• Coleman was left with double leg break and faces lengthy rehabilitationNeil Taylor, the Wales defender, has been suspended for two games for the tackle which left the Republic of Ireland captain Séamus Coleman with a double leg break.Taylor was sent off in the second half of the goalless World Cup qualifying match between the Republic and Wales at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on 24 March and was due to serve an automatic one-match suspension. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Wales’ Neil Taylor gets two-game ban for tackle that broke Séamus Coleman’s leg