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The Fiver | Drink in every minute of one of English football’s great rivalries

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Now that all those no-good hipsters have stopped prattling on about the Copa Libertadores final – “Foreign muck!” The Fiver’s English cousin, $exually Repressed Morris Dancing Fiver, rapped on Sunday n…

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The Fiver | Drink in every minute of one of English football’s great rivalries

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Now that all those no-good hipsters have stopped prattling on about the Copa Libertadores final – “Foreign muck!” The Fiver’s English cousin, $exually Repressed Morris Dancing Fiver, rapped on Sunday n…

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West Ham under growing pressure to explain fan’s support for DFLA

• Kick It Out in touch over supporter’s links to board• The fan was present when the board met Karren BradyWest Ham are under increasing pressure to explain why their newly formed official supporters’ board (OSB) contains a member who has expressed sup…

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West Ham under growing pressure to explain fan’s support for DFLA

• Kick It Out in touch over supporter’s links to board• The fan was present when the board met Karren BradyWest Ham are under increasing pressure to explain why their newly formed official supporters’ board (OSB) contains a member who has expressed sup…

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The Fiver: The only people laughing are watching David Luiz’s defending

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Is it true that the Fiver never gets invited to cool dinners with influential football intellectuals? The Fiver prefers not to comment on idle speculation. The Fiver has lots of friends! Lots of import…

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Football transfer rumours: Man Utd to pay £40m for Pochettino?

Today’s fluff is snifflyManchester United are said to be prepared to pay £40m to nab Mauricio Pochettino from Tottenham. Bit steep, though. Maybe Ed Woodward could just come back to Old Trafford with the much cheaper and the much more available Maurici…

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Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong: ‘I try to have a picture of where everyone is’

The Dutch 21-year-old, one of the best young players around, talks intuition, Johan Cruyff and the links with Barcelona and Manchester City“It’s crazy when people like you come all the way from England,” Frenkie de Jong says with a sincerity that sugge…

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Ballon d’Or 2018: Modric, Messi and Ronaldo in frame for award – live!

Live updates from the awards ceremony in ParisEngland to face Netherlands in Nations League semi-finalsSend Jacob an email | Tweet @JacobSteinberg 5.44pm GMT Hello. It’s awards night! Get your fake smiles ready as we hand out some gongs. Continue read…

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United players are drowning in José Mourinho’s sea of negativity

In stifling his charges creativity United’s manager denied them the chance to exploit Southampton’s fragile confidence in a draw which lost his team more ground on the top fourWhen a club has built their romantic reputation on a history of swashbucklin…

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Tottenham v Internazionale: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offFollow PSG v Liverpool – live with Paul Doyle! Check in on all of Wednesday’s Champions League scoresAnd feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 7.12pm GMT Tottenham, with an eye on Sunday’s n…

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Manchester United v Young Boys: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offLyon v Man City – live! | Follow all the latest scoresAnd why not email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 6.48pm GMT Breaking news: Manchester United’s team bus arrived at Old Trafford on time this evening…

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Manchester United v Young Boys: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offLyon v Man City – live! | Follow all the latest scoresAnd why not email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 6.48pm GMT Breaking news: Manchester United’s team bus arrived at Old Trafford on time this evening…

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West Ham prepared to wait until summer for Declan Rice contract talks

• Defensive midfielder has entered final 12 months of his contract• Hammers confident they will not lose young talent for nothingWest Ham are willing to wait until the end of the season before resuming talks with Declan Rice over a new contract.Rice ha…

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Bournemouth thinking big as Eddie Howe’s expertise threatens top six

Coach Steve Fletcher says the manager’s shrewdness and drive can take the club far, starting against Arsenal on SundayEver the perfectionist, it is unlikely Eddie Howe has paid much attention to the praise flowing his way this season. Bournemouth’s man…

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Manuel Pellegrini stands tall despite looming shadow of Pep Guardiola

Pellegrini is proud of what he achieved at Manchester City before being replaced by Guardiola but West Ham’s manager will have his work cut out against his former side on SaturdayWhen Manuel Pellegrini looks back at his time with Manchester City, he do…

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West Ham’s Manuel Pellegrini puts faith in finding ‘real’ Samir Nasri

• Midfielder Nasri eligible to play from 1 January• Pellegrini and Nasri worked together at Manchester CityManuel Pellegrini is hopeful “the real Samir Nasri” will emerge if the Frenchman convinces West Ham to sign him on a free transfer.West Ham remai…

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Scotland v Israel: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from the game at Hampden ParkItaly v USA – follow the international friendly live!And feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 6.57pm GMT Scotland: A McGregor; Paterson, Bates, McKenna, Robertson; Forrest, C McGregor, Ar…

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Germany v Netherlands, Denmark v Republic of Ireland: Nations League – live!

Live updates from the Nations League group decidersFootball Weekly: England into semis, Irish pain and Swiss on a rollSend Jacob an email | Tweet @JacobSteinberg 6.59pm GMT Germany: Neuer: Kehler, Rudiger, Hummels, Sule; Schulz, Kimmich; Gnabry, Kroos…

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England 2-1 Croatia: player ratings from Wembley

Joe Gomez was composed, Ross Barkley was replaced by more effective Dele Alli while Luka Modric was not as influential as in the summerJordan Pickford Odd call to chest Fabian Delph’s backpass. Unlucky with Andrej Kramaric’s goal 6 Continue reading…

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Wayne Rooney: some ex-players cannot come to terms with this England team

• Rooney says some ex-teammates bitter about successes• ‘That is wrong. I’m not like that. I’m a fan now’Wayne Rooney believes some of his former international teammates are struggling to embrace England’s success under Gareth Southgate. The former cap…