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Leander Dendoncker: ‘There had to be a reason I wasn’t in Wolves’ team’

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He had to wait until December for his big chance but there was no banging on the door by the midfielder from PasschendaeleGiven it was hailed as a coup when Wolves signed Leander Dendoncker last summer, it was surprising to see him sitting on the bench during the first half of the season. Nuno Espírito Santo is known for rarely changing a winning team but there must have been times when Dendoncker wondered whether moving to Molineux was a mistake. There were even rumours the Belgian would ask to leave in January.Yet it is not in Dendoncker’s nature to lose his cool. The 23‑year‑old grew up in Passchendaele, a small village known as a first world war battlefield, and he has never been the type to throw his weight around. He used his time on the bench to study how Nuno’s 3-4-3 system

Leicester v Crystal Palace: match preview

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Roy Hodgson will become the oldest manager in Premier League history when he takes charge of Crystal Palace against Leicester and he would no doubt love to celebrate with a win. To do so he will have to be wary of the threat posed by Leicester’s January loan signing Youri Tielemans. The Belgian was the best player on the pitch despite being on the losing side against Tottenham. Claude Puel will hope he reproduces the display and in his side’s bid to end their five-game winless run. He should probably start Jamie Vardy too. Graham SearlesSaturday 5.30pm BT Sport 1 Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Leicester v Crystal Palace: match preview

Klopp: Solskjær has made Manchester United a threat again – video

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Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says Ole Gunnar Solskjær has brought 'all the things Sir Alex Ferguson stood for' back to Manchester United, ahead of their Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.Klopp has ‘no doubt’ Solskjær will be given permanent Manchester United job Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Klopp: Solskjær has made Manchester United a threat again – video

Chelsea’s transfer ban forces club to make major decisions on recruitment | Dominic Fifield

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Chelsea could reconsider contract policy or, at long last, lean more heavily upon academy graduates and give youth its chanceChelsea had been braced for Fifa sanction for some time and swiftly announced they would appeal against the two-window transfer embargo imposed by world football’s governing body. The case will go to the Fifa appeals committee and, if necessary, the court of arbitration for sport and could drag on for a considerable time, with the enforcement of Fifa’s ban almost certainly stayed pending the appeals process. That buys the club time.They can then target how best to proceed in the market and, indeed, with a long-term squad-building policy. Chelsea have a number of players out of contract this summer – including David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Olivier Giroud, albeit

EFL warns Coventry City they risk expulsion over home venue uncertainty

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• Coventry given deadline of 5 March to provide an update• Club say they ‘want to do a deal’ to stay at Ricoh ArenaOne hundred years after joining the Football League, Coventry City have been warned they may face expulsion from it if they do not confirm where they plan to host matches next season.The club’s tenancy at the Ricoh Arena runs out this summer and no end is in sight to their long-running dispute over rent and other issues with the stadium’s owners, the Premiership rugby club Wasps, and Coventry city council, the freeholder. The EFL says the uncertainty cannot be tolerated much longer. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : EFL warns Coventry City they risk expulsion over home venue uncertainty