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The Fiver | A new dimension in the difference between football haves and have-nots

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver has been struggling with too much perspective, man. A glance at the TV Times reveals that a heady weekend of Premier League action awaits, including the prospect of Ed Woodward’s Barmy Army g…

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Premier League team news, transfers and more: football countdown – live!

Team news and much more ahead of the weekend’s actionPremier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Any thoughts? You can email John or tweet @johnbrewin_ 10.13am BST In case you missed it, the Uefa Super Cup took place last night and in front …

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The Fiver | What next? Sissy Spacek and Jennifer Aniston to buy Solihull Moors?

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver’s downtime is usually spent slugging super-strength Tin while watching 2. Bundesliga matches with chalkboard in hand. Who needs Netflix when Talking Pictures shows old episodes of Budgie, Cat…

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to beat Manchester City to Koulibaly?

Today’s talk starts the day with shampooWere it to come off, it would be the daddy of all transfers but Kylian Mbappé and his move to either Real Madrid, Liverpool or whoever else wants to pay €200m-plus may be approaching. Or it may not, as there is a…

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Arsenal v West Ham United: Premier League – live!

Live updates from Emirates Stadium, kick-off 8pm BSTArteta admits he doubted whether Aubameyang would stay at ArsenalFeel free to email John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 8.30pm BST 29 min: West Ham starting to go long with the ball which isn’t a good sign. Wi…

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Macclesfield’s demise was signposted but that doesn’t make it less painful

After 146 years a winding-up order means oblivion beckons for club that defied odds but was often a misstep from the brinkThe announcement was shocking but registered as no surprise. Like the £500,000-plus the club owed its creditors, Macclesfield Town…

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Macclesfield face extinction after being wound up with debts of over £500,000

Nearly £190,000 is owed to HMRC who brought the orderMacclesfield were relegated to the National League last seasonMacclesfield Town have been wound up after a judge was told the football club owe more than £500,000.Judge Sebastian Prentis made a windi…

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Tour de France 2020: stage 15 – live!

Rolling updates of the stage between Lyon and Grand ColombierAndersen denies Sagan on stage 14 overshadowed by Bardet blowIneos and co struggling to make Tour a battle of super-teamsEmail John with any thoughts | Tweet @JohnBrewin_ 12.09pm BST 155km to…

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Tour de France 2020: stage 15 – live!

Rolling updates of the stage between Lyon and Grand ColombierAndersen denies Sagan on stage 14 overshadowed by Bardet blowIneos and co struggling to make Tour a battle of super-teamsEmail John with any thoughts | Tweet @JohnBrewin_ 12.09pm BST 155km to…

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The Fiver | Yorkshire pudding-fuelled screamers, Seth Johnson and a hail of boos

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The 1974 Charidee Shield: Kevin Keegan, stripped to the waist, his middleweight boxer’s build rippling in the Wembley sun with Billy Bremner’s pudgier, milkier frame following him to the sideline after…

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Premier League countdown: all the latest news before the big kick off – live!

News conference updates and more before the 2020-21 season startsPremier League: 10 things to look out for in the weekend openersSend your thoughts to John by email or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 9.56am BST Fancy some aural pleasure? Just ignore the Maxonian dr…

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Football transfer rumours: Rose to leave Tottenham? Draxler to Leeds?

The page that doesn’t know five other peopleHis honesty and Yorkshire bluff is a shining light amid that rather tedious Tottenham All Or Nothing series and this will come as little surprise to anyone who has sat through its moribund charms but Danny Ro…

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to sell Rhian Brewster for £20m?

This page wants to be a rebelRhian Brewster was once expected to be a future Liverpool great but it appears greatness will have to be sought somewhere beyond Anfield. The news that he will be available for a fee of around £20m – which seems a cut price…

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Aston Villa v Manchester City: Women’s Super League season opener – live!

WSL updates from the 2.30pm BST kick-off at VillaFive of the best: Women’s Super League summer signingsAny thoughts? You can mail John or tweet @johnbrewin_ 2.15pm BST Stat courtesy of the Aston Villa website: “At the mere age of 28, Gemma Davies will …

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Tour de France 2020: stage seven updates – live!

Commentary as Le Tour travels 168km from Millau to LavaurYates holds lead as Lutsenko breaks for stage six winAnd you can email John or tweet him @johnbrewin_ 12.44pm BST 160km to go: Cosnefoy stays ahead of the pack but he has chasers who want to form…

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Tour de France 2020: stage four – live updates!

Mountain finish awaits at end of 160.5km stageCaleb Ewan lays down marker with sprint winGet in touch! Email John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 12.14pm BST On this finish to Orcières-Merlette in 1971, Luis Ocaña put eight minutes into Eddy Mercxx. He still did…

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Tour de France: Nice Haut Pays – Nice, stage two – live!

Live updates from the second day of Le TourCan Pinot end France’s long wait for a new Tour champion?Feel free to email John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 2.37pm BST 100 km to go: It’s down to the bottom of the descent, and the riders take time to eat and reple…

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Football transfer rumours: Cristiano Ronaldo not heading to Barcelona?

This fluff wonders how long has this been going onThe silly season is really upon us now since word got around on Thursday that quixotic transfer strategists fancy pairing Cristiano Ronaldo with Lionel Messi at Barcelona.However, a dampener has been pu…

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F1: 70th Anniversary Grand Prix 2020 at Silverstone – live!

Lap-by-lap coverage of the fifth race of the seasonFrom Moss to Button: seven epic races over seven decadesGet in touch with John via email or @JohnBrewin_ 2.22pm BST 6/52 Bottas seems concerned about the heat of his tyres. He’s still leading and his a…

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Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to go for £18m Reguilón over Chilwell?

Today’s talk comes with clearing skies and drying eyesPierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s heroics at Wembley have convinced Frank Lampard’s Chelsea that they need a defensive clear-out. Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri, Marcos Alonso are for t…