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Pay cuts, furlough or deferrals: what are the Premier League clubs doing?

From Arsenal to Wolves, we look at what the clubs are doing regarding pay for players, non-playing staff and casual staffArsenal continue to monitor the situation regarding player and staff wages and are playing an active role in the Premier League’s d…

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Watford offer NHS use of their stadium in fight against coronavirus

‘We’re keen to do whatever we possibly can,’ Watford saySpace to be used for training, meetings and as warehouseCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageWatford have offered the use of their Vicarage Road stadium to help the Natio…

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English football should prepare for a new financial reality after coronavirus

The pandemic will have a huge financial impact on footballers, with many already fearful of losing their livelihoodsBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe decision of Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous to lay off all non-playing staff at the club …

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Nigel Pearson: ‘It’s the right decision to stop playing, even if it was made under duress’

The Watford manager, who recently lost his mother, says protecting people’s health during the coronavirus crisis is more important than his side’s relegation fight“Sometimes I just need solitude, which is really rather nice,” Nigel Pearson says in a de…

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Nigel Pearson condemns Boris Johnson over ‘lack of leadership’ on coronavirus

Watford manager ‘totally underwhelmed’ by PM’s handlingPearson wary of fan fears of attending football amid outbreakNigel Pearson has hit out at Boris Johnson over a “lack of leadership” in the prime minister’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, tha…

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Nigel Pearson criticises ‘lack of leadership’ from Boris Johnson on coronavirus – video

Watford manager Nigel Pearson criticised a ‘lack of leadership’ from prime minister Boris Johnson over his handling of the government’s coronavirus response. ‘I don’t think we had any great leadership last night, listening to the prime minister,’ …

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Jordan Ayew’s quality strike earns Crystal Palace win over Watford

When two of the league’s lowest scorers come together with an awful lot at stake (for one team at least), a goal fest is unlikely to ensue. When Jordan Ayew created the space to fire a first-half strike past Ben Foster it felt like the decisive moment …

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Crystal Palace v Watford: match preview

The relative safety of 12th place with 10 games to go after back-to-back wins has helped Roy Hodgson land a deal for another season at Crystal Palace, whom he joined in September 2017 when they had no points after seven games under the guidance of Fran…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

A chance for Bournemouth at Anfield, Burnley and Spurs battle for European slots and Fernandes can seize big derby stageGiven their 22-point lead at the top of the table, no one at Liverpool is likely to be concerned by three recent defeats in four gam…

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Premier League, Carabao Cup and clásico: the weekend’s talking points

Underrated Pearson has transformed Watford, Wolves’ unsung hero comes to fore and Messi and Griezmann just don’t clickThe sound of a top-flight stadium reverberating to “We’ve got super Nigel Pearson, he knows exactly what we need” (tune: Bad Moon Risi…

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Jürgen Klopp hits ‘restart’ button and insists defeat could help Liverpool

‘Sometimes a little knock is important,’ manager saysTroy Deeney claims Watford were inspired by Tyson FuryLiverpool’s defeat at Watford can be used as a moment to “restart”, according to Jürgen Klopp, who expects the experience to provide a jolt that …

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Liverpool in danger of going ‘easy-osey’ with title in their grasp

Jürgen Klopp’s side show signs of slackening in their defeat at Watford and it could cost them their European crownThere’s a phrase Joe Fagan was fond of, one he used repeatedly in his diary detailing the 1983-84 season as Liverpool completed a hat-tri…

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Jürgen Klopp regards Watford loss as ‘rather positive’ for Liverpool

• No records to chase allows team to play ‘free’, says manager• Nigel Pearson says Watford must emulate win in last 10 gamesJürgen Klopp insisted Liverpool will “go again” after suffering their first Premier League defeat of the season at the hands of …

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‘We didn’t perform like we should have’: Klopp after 3-0 Liverpool defeat – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp expressed his disappointment after his team’s chance of an unbeaten Premier League season was crushed by Watford’s stunning 3-0 win over the leaders. ‘We didn’t perform like we should have and Watford performed exactly li…

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Watford’s Sarr blitzes Liverpool to end dream of matching Invincibles

Liverpool remain near-certainties to win the title but they will not do it unbeaten. Some 423 days after their last Premier League defeat they suffered another and, if that in itself is difficult to comprehend given the relentlessness of Jürgen Klopp’s…

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Watford’s Sarr blitzes Liverpool to end dream of matching Invincibles

Liverpool remain near-certainties to win the title but they will not do it unbeaten. Some 423 days after their last Premier League defeat they suffered another and, if that in itself is difficult to comprehend given the relentlessness of Jürgen Klopp’s…

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Watford v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-offWinning mentality key for Liverpool, says KloppGet involved! Email Rob with your thoughts 4.44pm GMT Pre-match reading Related: Winning mentality the key for Liverpool, says Jürgen Klopp Related: Watford v Live…

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Football players and their relationship with Love Island

The winner and runner-up on the latest series were both footballers. Why is sport such a natural fit for reality TV?By Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsWhat is it about young footballers and romance-based reality shows? Both the male winner and …

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Watford v Liverpool: match preview

Watford are in trouble and have the horrible task of facing all-conquering Liverpool so hell for leather is the only option for Nigel Pearson’s side. There feels little point in thinking what might have been when the divide is so large between the two …

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Premier League and Carabao Cup: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Villa try to break Manchester City’s League Cup stranglehold, Vardy needs a goal and Moyes must rouse HammersSince he scored 14 goals in 12 league games between late September and 21 December, in which he failed to find the net in only two matches (one…