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Arsenal set to sign young Rangers star

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Arsenal are closing in on the signature of the highly rated Rangers young midfield star, Alexander Smith. The 15 year old has been on the Gunners’ radar for some time, and he is now expected to make the move to the Emirates, with the Scottish club receiving a six figure sum by way of compensation. Smith, who holds dual citizenship, ...

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Chelsea interested in Celtic defender

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Chelsea are interested in Celtic defender Josip Juranović, who was part of the Croatia squad that reached the semi-final of the World Cup in Qatar, and was eventually placed third in the tournament. They have been forced to try and look for a replacement after Reece James suffered another injury setback in the Premier League playing against Bournemouth at Stamford ...

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The Summer Transfer Window

The 2022 summer transfer window for clubs in England and Scotland will open on June 10th. However, according to FIFA’s transfer window, the summer window opens in major European countries like France, Italy, Germany and Spain on July 1st. That means that even those deals that have already been concluded – like Erling Haaland’s switch from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester ...

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They went to a match and never came back (Part Five)

Continuing the series that looks at those thankfully rare times in football history when fans went to a football match but never made it home afterwards. (For Part One click here; Part Two here; Part Three here; Part Four here.) The Ibrox Stadium Disaster 1971 They saw that lightening never strikes twice. Unfortunately, the Ibrox ground, home of Glasgow Rangers, ...

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The Dirtiest Matches of All Time (Part Five)

Continuing the series looking back at some of the dirtiest football matches in the history of football. For Part One please click here; Part Two please click here; Part Three please click here; and Part Four here).  Celtic’s place on the roll call of football infamy had already been assured by their part in the Battle of Montevideo against Racing ...

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Arsenal competing with Premier League duo for full-back

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Arsenal are set to compete with Manchester United and Aston Villa for the signature of Scottish full-back Calvin Ramsey. The 18-year old has caught the eye since breaking into the first-team at Pittodrie , and has featured in all eight of their Scottish Premiership matches so far this season, as well as being an ever present in their run to ...

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Arsenal tracking Southampton winger

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Arsenal are among the clubs interested in Southampton winger Mohamed Elyounoussi after his impressive start to the season. The 27-year old joined the Saints from FC Basel in 2018, but after struggling to adapt initially to life in the Premier League, he was loaned out ot Celtic. That proved to be the making of him, and his seven goals and ...

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Lampard linked with Newcastle job

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Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is among the names linked with the Newcastle United job, along with current Rangers’ manager Steven Gerrard. However, another ex-Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has ruled himself out of the running to take over at St. James Park. Following the announcement that the long-delayed takeover by a Saudi-backed consortium had finally been approved by the Premier ...

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Under New Management (Part One)

All across Europe, clubs have been busy changing managers this summer. In some cases, it was because the previous incumbent was fired, or moved on, whilst in other instances there was a vacancy to be filled. Here are some of the change sin the major European leagues. England Crystal Palace: Previous Manager: Roy Hodgson What happened to him: Hodson, the ...

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They Impressed at the Euros (Part Two)

Continuing the series looking at players who earned big money moves on the strength of what they achieved playing For Part One for their national sides at the European Championship. For Part One, please click here. Henrik Larsson Swedish striker Larsson had already enjoyed a glittering career in Scotland with Celtic, with whom he won four league titles, and the ...

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