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Tierney injury may scupper transfer plans

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The injury that Kieran Tierney suffered playing for Scotland against Switzerland at the Euros could scupper any transfer plans that he and Arsenal had for him this summer. Tierney got turned in a challenge with Swiss striker Dan Ndoye, stumbling and as he stretched, he appeared to hyper-extend his knee. Whilst the initial belief was that he had pulled his ...

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Greatest quotes on Darren Fletcher

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Currently a technical director with the club where he spent most of his playing days, Manchester United FC, Fletcher was a prominent member of the Red Devils as well as the Scotland national team during a 17-year career. Coming through the ranks of United’s youth and reserve teams, we take a look at some of the greatest quotes on Darren ...

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

Football is the world’s most popular sport, and, every week during a regular season, fans will go to matches in their millions the world over. Whilst it is normally a fun day out,  there  are times when a combination of factors means that spectators find themselves in danger. Local rivalries, stadiums filled beyond capacity, inadequate policing or outdated facilities all ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Jock Stein

The likes of Manchester United and Liverpool would claim to be the biggest clubs on the British Isles, yet it was Celtic that became the first team from the island to become the champions of Europe. And their legendary manager Jock Stein had a lot to do with the fact. Stein took to football as escape from his tough life ...

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