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Catalan crisis leaves Barca between rock and a hard place

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu faces the club’s members at an annual general meeting on Saturday fighting an increasingly difficult battle to balance the conflicting interests of fans in favour of Catalan independence and millions of supporters in the rest of Spain and around the world. Messi and other Barca players A powerful symbol of […]

Catalan crisis leaves Barca between rock and a hard place

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu faces the club’s members at an annual general meeting on Saturday fighting an increasingly difficult battle to balance the conflicting interests of fans in favour of Catalan independence and millions of supporters in the rest of Spain and around the world. Messi and other Barca players A powerful symbol of […]

Talk is cheap as Wenger eyes more misery for Everton

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed suggestions from Watford striker Troy Deeney that his players can be bullied and show little stomach for a physical battle. Wenger Deeney made the remarks after Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road last weekend, when his introduction as a substitute unsettled the Arsenal defence and turned the game in […]

Doubt over Pogba’s return to EPL action

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he has “no idea” when record signing Paul Pogba will be fit again after the French midfielder suffered a hamstring injury. Pogba The France player had sustained the injury in a UEFA Champions League tie against Basel early in September. The 24-year-old, who cost 89 million pounds last year […]

Kane bigger threat than Lukaku, says Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes “world-class” Harry Kane poses a bigger threat to his side than Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku did last weekend. The Reds boss succeeded in dousing the threat from in-form United striker Lukaku in the goalless draw at Anfield although the job was made easier by Jose Mourinho’s cagey tactics. Harry Kane […]

End-of-year deadline for Nigeria win bonus deal

Nigerian football bosses have promised to conclude talks on World Cup win bonuses by the end of the year, to avoid a repeat of protests that have dogged the team in previous finals. Eagles in training The Super Eagles deliberately missed a training session in Brazil in 2014 in protest at the non-payment of a […]

Arsenal’s Wilshere will get Premier League game time – Wenger

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere will get a chance to prove himself in the Premier League, Manager Arsene Wenger, said after the midfielder impressed in Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League victory over Red Star Belgrade. File: Arsenal’s Spanish defender Nacho Monreal celebrates with teammates, scoring the team’s first goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal […]