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Watford players refuse to train as club confirm three positive coronavirus tests

Watford players refuse to train as club confirm three positive coronavirus tests

Premier League
Several more Watford stars are refusing to train after the club provided three of the six positive coronavirus cases in the Premier League. Troy Deeney said he would not be reporting for training on Tuesday as he did not feel safe to return amid concerns for his son's health, who has had issues with breathing, and over the risk of catching the virus to BAME males.  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Premier League players and staff underwent testing over Sunday and Monday at their bases before returning to training and six results came back positive from a total of 748 tests. More players have now joined Deeney's stance after they were informed on Tuesday that one player and two members of the club's staff were diagnosed with the virus. Those who have b...
Samuel Eto’o explains the only thing Guardiola & Mourinho have in common

Samuel Eto’o explains the only thing Guardiola & Mourinho have in common

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and ex Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho have just one thing in common, according to Samuel Eto'o. Samuel Eto'o believes the only thing that Manchester City manager and Tottenham boss have in common is their desire to win. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Guardiola and Mourinho have been the two defining managers in football since the turn of the millennium, having enjoyed outstanding success in their careers. Hudson-Odoi returns to Chelsea training despite arrest Ferdinand reveals shirt number Man United should give Jadon Sancho While Guardiola has his sides playing beautiful possession football, Mourinho has developed a much more pragmatic and cautious approach which led to the pair's rivalry, first in La Li...
Hudson-Odoi returns to Chelsea training despite arrest

Hudson-Odoi returns to Chelsea training despite arrest

Premier League
Chelsea's players are back training in small groups after they all passed the first phase of screening for coronavirus amid attempts for the Premier League to return by June. Callum Hudson-Odoi was seen at Cobham having had a negative test days after he was arrested following allegations of rape. Both Chelsea and the player have yet to speak after the news emerged on Sunday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 19 of the 20 Premier League teams were screened for Covid-19 on Sunday and Monday with the virus having disrupted football across Europe. The players were given their results on Tuesday afternoon and Chelsea chose to train from 4pm after Lampard instructed his players to return to training. Ferdinand reveals shirt number Man United should give Jado...
Ferdinand reveals shirt number Man United should give Jadon Sancho

Ferdinand reveals shirt number Man United should give Jadon Sancho

Premier League
Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United should give Jadon Sancho the iconic number seven shirt, previously worn by players like David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. United have been closely linked with a summer transfer move for Borussia Dortmund star Sancho, though will have to smash their transfer record with his team demanding in excess of £100m. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Sancho has been in good form in the Bundesliga this campaign, scoring 14 times and providing assists, and is believed to be Solskjaer’s top target. Rio Ferdinand would love to see Jadon Sancho show his stuff at the club and believes he has the playing style and character to take on the weight of the No.7 shirt. Barcelona approached Tottenham to sign Harry Kane as Luis Su...
Barcelona approached Tottenham to sign Harry Kane as Luis Suarez replacement

Barcelona approached Tottenham to sign Harry Kane as Luis Suarez replacement

La Liga, Premier League
Barcelona made an enquiry into signing Tottenham striker Harry Kane last year, only to see their advances rejected by chairman Daniel Levy, according to reports.  Barca have long been seeking out another player to lead the line for them, with Luis Suarez now 33, and Lautaro Martinez has been closely linked with a move to the Nou Camp. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Catalan club president Josep Bartomeu approached Daniel Levy to discuss a transfer, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo. However, any attempts by the Spanish team to lure away the striker were quickly batted away by the Tottenham supremo, who was 'clear' that the forward would not be sold. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kane has already scored 181 ...
‘I left Arsenal for Barca for money and ‘didn’t give a f***’ about playing’ – Alex song

‘I left Arsenal for Barca for money and ‘didn’t give a f***’ about playing’ – Alex song

Trending, La Liga, Premier League
Alex Song has conceded he left the Emirates to join Barcelona for the money and ‘didn’t give a f***’ about his playing time at the club. The 32-year-old spent seven years with Arsenal, making over 200 appearances for the Premier League club. Song made the move to Barca for £15m in the summer of 2012, but only played 65 games for the La Liga giants in four years. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Song revealed that he was careless with his spending during his time at Arsenal, and when Barca offered him a mega-money deal, he didn’t hesitate for a second. ‘Most footballers live beyond their means. I was at Arsenal for eight years but only began to earn a good living in the last four,’ Song said in an Instagram live video with Pascal Siakam. Dries Mertens ...
Dries Mertens snubs Chelsea to sign a new deal with Napoli

Dries Mertens snubs Chelsea to sign a new deal with Napoli

Seria A, Premier League
Napoli forward Dries Mertens is set to sign a new two-year deal with the Italian club, according to Sky Italy. The 33-year-old held discussions with Chelsea in January, but the Belgian has now agreed to extend his stay at the club until at least 2022. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Inter Milan were also interested in Mertens and offered him a contract, but he did to want to play in Italian Seria A with any other team apart from Napoli. His head coach Gennaro Gattuso was vital in getting the deal concluded, with the World Cup winner persistent on getting Mertens to extend his stay at the club. Jurgen Klopp hits out at Premier League ‘null and void’ suggestion Piers Morgan calls for “idiot” Hudson-Odoi to be banned from football In addition, the...
Jurgen Klopp hits out at Premier League ‘null and void’ suggestion

Jurgen Klopp hits out at Premier League ‘null and void’ suggestion

Premier League
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it would be "unfair" to deny his team the Premier League title should the rest of the campaign be cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis. The Reds hold a 25-point lead over rivals Manchester City and are on the verge of a first league triumph in 30 years. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); And On Monday, all 20 Premier League sides agreed to step up their return to training as they hope to return to football action from June 12, though there is no guarantee it will be safe for games to move on. And Klopp feels it would be wrong to bring a premature end to the season and deprive Liverpool of the glory. Piers Morgan calls for “idiot” Hudson-Odoi to be banned from football Celtic crowned champions and Hearts rele...
Piers Morgan calls for “idiot” Hudson-Odoi to be banned from football

Piers Morgan calls for “idiot” Hudson-Odoi to be banned from football

Premier League
Piers Morgan has blasted Callum Hudson-Odoi after the footballer was arrested on Sunday morning - and called for the Chelsea winger to be banned when Premier League football returns. It is reported that the England international breached lockdown rules over the weekend to be with a woman who called the police and an ambulance. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Metropolitan Police said they and the London Ambulance Service had been called to 'a report of an unwell woman' around 03:53 in the early hours of Sunday. Morgan has now spoken about the incident, with the Good Morning Britain presenter speaking before Premier League sides vote on a return to training on Monday. Celtic crowned champions and Hearts relegated as SPFL end season Hudson-Odoi a...
Celtic crowned champions and Hearts relegated as SPFL end season

Celtic crowned champions and Hearts relegated as SPFL end season

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Celtic have been crowned Scottish Premiership champions for the ninth consecutive campaign after the SPFL chose to curtail the current campaign. What this means is that Hearts have been relegated to the Championship for the second time since 2014. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The SPFL held a meeting on Monday where they decided to bring the campaign to an end, meaning a 51st league title for Celtic. As with the Championship, League One and League Two, final campaign placings in the Premiership have been determined by points per game in league games played to March 13 by each team. Hudson-Odoi arrested as woman taken unwell at his house Rooney reveals the game that finished Gerard Pique’s career at Man Utd Neil Lennon's team held a 13-point...
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