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The Fiver | Capable of destroying lesser defences like Star Wars films trash box office rivals

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Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Sure, they beat Liverpool 4-1 back in October, but Tottenham’s record against the very best teams this season is not exactly encouraging, what with the defeats at Manchester United and Arsenal, and the other at home to Chelsea. Meanwhile they have frolicked to victory against weaker sides such as Stoke, Huddersfield and Real Madrid. In short, they are capable of destroying lesser defences with the giddy inevitability with which Star Wars films trash box office rivals, but go into more testy encounters like they’re looking down the sharp end of a lightsaber and have forgotten all their fancy-dan Jedi mind control skills. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : The Fiver | Capable of destroying lesse

Mauricio Pellegrino questions commitment of Southampton players

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• Saints were hammered 4-1 by Leicester on Wednesday• ‘We have to start to choose the players that want to help the club’Mauricio Pellegrino has warned his Southampton players he is ready to ditch anyone that is not fully committed to the club.Pellegrino was forced to apologise to Saints fans on Wednesday night after his side endured a humiliating 4-1 defeat at home to Leicester City. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Mauricio Pellegrino questions commitment of Southampton players

Sean Dyche and Burnley show the value of stability and long-term planning | Liam Rosenior

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The Clarets have given a talented manager time and autonomy to implement his ideas. It is no coincidence they are at the upper echelons of our leagueAfter losing 2-0 at Tottenham in midweek, we turn our attention to a Burnley team who are gaining plaudits throughout the country for their outstanding start to this Premier League season. At Brighton we are going through our first “bad patch” with one point gained from the last five games but we could not find a better football club than the one we face on Saturday for a case in point in terms of believing and sticking with their ethos and identity and where the word “panic” doesn’t seem to be in their vocabulary.In Sean Dyche, who is doing an outstanding job as manager, you can see the benefit of trust in him from the boardroom which

Manchester City make history and Arsenal in 89 – Football Weekly Extra

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Max Rushden returns as the panel talk Man City dominance, Liverpool’s toothless tendencies and how Arsenal’s 1989 title winners compare to the current crop Rate, review, share on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast and Stitcher, and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.Max Rushden is back from his Australian jaunt as Barry Glendenning, Amy Lawrence and Jacob Steinberg join him for a Football Weekly Extra after midweek fixtures saw Pep Guardiola’s side stroll to a 4-0 win at Swansea, Liverpool’s fab four fail to score against a stubborn West Brom and another Wayne Rooney goal help Big Sam’s Everton revival to continue. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Manchester City make history and Arsenal in 89 – Football Weekly Extra

Bribes for TV soccer rights allegedly paid with 'agreement and support' of Murdoch's Fox executives

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Documents form part of sprawling investigation into football corruptionTestimony in Fifa trial places Fox executives in meetings with corrupt officialsSenior executives at Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox corporation are alleged to have agreed for millions of dollars in bribes to be paid to South American soccer officials to secure major broadcast deals, according to US prosecution documents unmasked by sworn testimony. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Bribes for TV soccer rights allegedly paid with 'agreement and support' of Murdoch's Fox executives

Wolfsburg hungry for more as Englische Woche leaves Leipzig gasping for break | Andy Brassell

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Martin Schmidt has Wolfsburg climbing the Bundesliga table but the winter break can’t come soon enough for RB Leipzig“I would say it’s something to learn from.” Divock Origi’s summary of his glaring second-half miss that might have given Wolfsburg victory over RB Leipzig might be considered to be erring on the side of circumspection – it was quite simply a sitter, despite his patient and detailed description of the circumstances that conditioned it to TV broadcasters after the game – but then again, his team are getting pretty good at that.The appointment of Martin Schmidt, removed as Mainz coach after a too-close-for-comfort end to last season, hardly fired the imagination when Wolfsburg decided to end the difficult reign of Andries Jonker. Yet if his new side haven’t yet returned

'We want authentic': how NBC's British commentators won the US audience

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For the British natives enlisted for NBC’s Premier League play-by-play duties, tailoring a style to fit an American audience has come quite naturallyMore than 30 years have passed since Arlo White, then a teenager, traveled from England to Chicago to visit his aunt and uncle and was treated to his first head-to-head, or hand-to-hand, encounter with American football. Even though it was just a Bears’ preseason game, White had a thrill. “Got a high-five from Walter Payton,” he told the Guardian recently. “Didn’t wash my hand for a week.” Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : 'We want authentic': how NBC's British commentators won the US audience