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New ground: 10 unsuccessful modern stadium moves

Following our look at the best moves to new all-seater grounds, here are 10 that did not exactly work out as plannedBy Niall McVeigh for The Set PiecesIn part one, we looked at 10 successful stadium moves in the new-build era. Now it’s time to dig deep…

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New ground: 10 of the best stadium moves in the new-build era

In the first of a two-part series, we look at the league clubs who have arguably benefited most from relocating By Niall McVeigh for The Set PiecesWhen it opened in August 1988, Scunthorpe’s Glanford Park was the first brand new league ground for 33 ye…

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Arsène Wenger: ‘I try to read everything that helps me understand human beings’

The erudite Frenchman who transformed English football takes questions from politicians, artists, readers – and José Mourinho. Introduction by Tim LewisArsène Wenger often imagines what he will say to God when he dies. In most of these exchanges, God a…

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Burning rubber: racing returns to Melbourne Raceway – photo essay

Photojournalist Gary Calton packed his earplugs alongside his cameras as he visited the north of England’s only drag racing track on the day Melbourne Raceway reopenedYorkshire’s Melbourne Raceway held its first event after a successful funding campaig…

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Sporting silence in the Covid-19 era – a photographer’s view | Ryan Pierse

The NRL is back and the AFL returns this week but sport has changed drastically since the outbreak. Here, Getty Images’ chief photographer Ryan Pierse offers a unique perspective from behind the lens of the post-coronavirus worldIt just wasn’t right.&n…

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Chelsea v Manchester United: match preview

This meeting begins a 13-game run-in during which Chelsea and Manchester United each hope to claim a Champions League berth. For Frank Lampard’s side the carrot is knowing a win takes them nine points clear of their visitors who for the same reason wil…

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Aston Villa v Tottenham: match preview

Tottenham have a formidable record at Villa Park – they have not been beaten on their last nine visits and they have won their last five away trips at Villa with a combined scored of 14-1. How they would love for that trend to continue on Sunday. Back-…

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Arsenal v Newcastle: match preview

When Arsenal won 1-0 at St James’ Park on the opening day of the season the suggestion the two sides would have the same number of points after 25 games would have got you strange looks in Newcastle and north London alike. And yet through the departure…

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Norwich v Liverpool: match preview

Norwich are bottom and seven points from safety with the joint leakiest defence in the top flight so this may not be the ideal time for them to face Liverpool – Jürgen Klopp’s side have scored 28 goals against Norwich in their past seven Premier League…

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Burnley v Southampton: match preview

Burnley won the season-opening reverse fixture 3-0, a result that set Southampton up for a miserable autumn. Both sides are now sitting comfortably in mid-table, but neither manager seems likely to accept any drop in intensity after the winter break. J…

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Vintage winter sport posters – in pictures

A selection of vintage ski and winter sports posters dating back to the early 20th century showcasing resorts from the Alps to Yosemite, from poster artists such as Emil Cardinaux, Dwight Shepler and Arthur Zelger, from a collection to be auctioned in …

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Vintage winter sport posters – in pictures

A selection of vintage ski and winter sports posters dating back to the early 20th century showcasing resorts from the Alps to Yosemite, from poster artists such as Emil Cardinaux, Dwight Shepler and Arthur Zelger, from a collection to be auctioned in …

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Sheffield United v Bournemouth: match preview

Sheffield United are off for winter break in Dubai after this but Europe still remains their intended final destination this season. Bournemouth meanwhile will be simply happy to stay out of the Championship and two straight wins, against Aston Villa a…

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Manchester City v West Ham: match preview

Manchester City are staring at a 22-point deficit to Liverpool and have lost Raheem Sterling, whose hamstring injury may rule him out for several weeks. On the plus side: after West Ham’s visit there is a fortnight off to rest and regroup ahead of faci…

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Everton v Crystal Palace: match preview

Had it not been for the stoppage time implosion against Newcastle Carlo Ancelotti would be seeking his fourth win in four home matches as Everton manager. Having overseen the club’s first comeback victory in the Premier League for over two years last w…

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Brighton v Watford: match preview

Watford need to break their crippling recent habit of throwing away leads against Brighton. Nigel Pearson’s side have nothing to show after leading their last two and sit in the relegation zone when they could have been five points clear. Brighton also…

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Burnley v Arsenal: match preview

Burnley are now level on points with Arsenal in the table and arguably in better league form with wins in their last two Premier League games. The visit of Mikel Arteta’s side to Turf Moor was originally viewed as the last challenge in a gruelling sequ…

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Tottenham v Manchester City: match preview

José Mourinho has not always seen eye to eye with Pep Guardiola as they have clashed across divides in Spain and Manchester. There was also that Champions League semi-final between Mourinho’s Internazionale and Guardiola’s Barcelona. But on the eve of …

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West Ham v Brighton: match preview

West Ham are under immense pressure before hosting Brighton. They are winless in five attempts against Graham Potter’s side and could be in the bottom three by the end of the weekend. But while Michail Antonio is out with a hamstring problem, the arriv…

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Leicester v Chelsea: match preview

After the disappointment of their midweek Carabao Cup defeat by Aston Villa, Leicester aim to bounce back by gaining a victory that would strengthen their hold on a Champions League qualification spot. Jamie Vardy suffered no ill-effects from his appea…