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Bruce could prove Newcastle's Dark Knight after departure of hero Benitez

In the space of a summer, Newcastle United have gone from appointing José Mourinho to Steve Bruce. Only in the life of a Magpies supporter. Maybe it’s nonsense. Maybe it’s one final, defiant, podgy middle finger from Mike Ashley before he rides off into the sunset pockets stuffed full of petrol dollars. Or maybe it’s the most sensible thing the Sports Direct chief has done in his...

yesterday
Four Liverpool youngsters who could make a big impact this season

Pre-season used to be about getting a squad fit. Managers would take players away and run them into the ground in an attempt to shed the weight they’d gained over the summer break. It’s different these days.  Now, players are expected to return in top condition. Coaches use their time to work on new ideas, bed in new signings and give opportunities to highly-rated youngers. Pre-season is no longer...

yesterday
Hipster's choice can be short-term solution to City's full-back problem

If Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi are the most iconic coach-player duo in the modern era then Guardiola and Dani Alves must be the hipster’s choice. The former Barcelona boss has a full-back fetish. He turned the Brazilian into one of the best of all time and had a similar impact on Jordi Alba on the opposite side of the Blaugrana’s back four. In his next role at Bayern Munich, Guardio...

2 days ago
Why Premier League sides are chasing Jiménez/Firmino hybrid

Wolverhampton Wanderers have a type. And seemingly not content with just Raúl Jiménez, those at Molineux are after another brutish, selfless forward to lead the line. The Premier League side have recently been linked with a move for Atlético Madrid forward Diego Costa. Reports now claim they’re actually looking to bring in Newcastle United target Joelinton.   The Hoffenheim forward enjoyed a fine...

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