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Wijnaldum would be ‘devastated’ to leave Liverpool

London (AFP) – Georginio Wijnaldum said he would be “devastated” if he had to leave Liverpool after entering the final few months of his contract with no new deal firmed up. The Dutch international has long been linked with Barcelona and a reunion with his former national team boss Ronald Koeman. Wijnaldum, speaking ahead of…

The Blogfather

He wasn’t an Arsenal fan, but he was at the 1971 FA Cup final. I wasn’t born yet (I didn’t arrive until September of that double winning year), but he saw Charlie George score that winner and lie flat on his back on the Wembley turf to celebrate. Like so many of his generation, he…

Polls open for presidential election at troubled Barcelona

Barcelona (AFP) – Polling opened on Sunday morning for a presidential election at crisis-hit Barcelona, where the winner will face the challenge of rebuilding the club’s finances and squad. Voting started at 09.00 local time (0800 GMT) in an election reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. The three candidates are former president Joan Laporta, the favourite…

Leipzig knock Bayern from top after romp at Freiburg

Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig climbed top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 3-0 romp at Freiburg to replace previous leaders Bayern Munich, who later host Dortmund in Germany’s ‘Klassiker’. Christopher Nkunku, Alexander Sorloth and Emil Forsberg scored the goals in Freiburg which lifted Leipzig one point ahead of Bayern, who are at home…

What next for our seven loan rangers?

Morning all, I trust you’re holding up okay wherever you are in the world. There’s not a cloud in the sky above Brixton this morning and the moon – half of it, anyway – is staring back at me. All I keep thinking is it’s a bloody shame we’ve not stuck a pub on it…

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