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West Ham: Why has London Stadium move been so problematic?

West Ham moved to the London Stadium from Upton Park in August 2016 In May 2016, when West Ham were making their final preparations before completing their move to the London Stadium, co-owner David Sullivan addressed the thorny issue of leaving Upton Park. “Yes,” he said, it was quite possible, indeed probable that “half of our fans don’t want to move”. But it would soon become apparent the decision was right, he insisted. Citing modern transport links and better toilet facilities as obvious areas of improvement, Sullivan felt that, while…

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Stoke City: Players confronted by angry fans after loss

Stoke players (in blue tracksuits) are surrounded by fans at Stoke station. Stoke players were confronted by angry fans at the city’s railway station as they travelled home from their 5-1 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley, says manager Mark Hughes. Hughes wants his players to use the supporters’ fury as motivation as they seek to address their slump in form. Stoke are three points above relegation and travel to seventh-placed Burnley on Tuesday (19:45 GMT). Hughes said: “That is still resonating. Sometimes you need a reality check.” The confrontation took…

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Gossip: Ozil, Courtois, Bale, Sturridge, Giroud, Lopez

Transfer news Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 31, has revealed he will consider leaving the Emirates to boost his chances of being selected in France’s World Cup squad. Everton and West Ham have been linked. (Sun) However Arsene Wenger insists Giroud will not be sold in January as he looks to give the striker more Premier League minutes, (Independent) Arsenal are making one last push to keep Mesut Ozil with the club still hoping a new round of negotiations could persuade the 29-year-old playmaker to stay, despite interest from Barcelona and…

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Big hair, big trophy – Maradona unveils statue of self in India

Argentina legend Diego Maradona unveils a 12-foot statue of himself complete with mid-1980s hair-do and enormous World Cup trophy. That statue, depicting Maradona at the 1986 World Cup, was revealed at a charity event in Kolkata, India. “I’m not God of football, but just a simple footballer,” Maradona said. WATCH MORE: ‘Gulf in class between Man City & Man Utd’ WATCH MORE: Bizarre scenes as Bills beat Colts in blizzard Source link

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Manchester derby: Jose Mourinho has water & milk thrown at him in row, Mikel Arteta cut

Manchester City’s players celebrated in front of their fans at full-time Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had water and milk thrown at him and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta suffered a cut head during a post-match row. United were upset at what they viewed as an excessive City reaction to Sunday’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford, which sent them 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League. City’s players celebrated in front of their fans after the final whistle and coaching staff tried to persuade manager Pep Guardiola…

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Liverpool 1-1 Everton: Jurgen Klopp & Sam Allardyce debate derby penalty

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Everton counterpart Sam Allardyce discuss referee Craig Pawson’s decision to award the visitors a late penalty during the sides’ 1-1 draw at Anfield. MATCH REPORT: Liverpool 1-1 Everton Watch all of Sunday’s and Saturday’s Premier League goals on Match of the Day 2, 22:30 GMT on BBC One and the BBC Sport website & app. Source link

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Borussia Dortmund sack Peter Bosz & appoint Peter Stoger

Borussia Dortmund have sacked manager Peter Bosz after seven months in charge and appointed former Cologne manager Peter Stoger. Bosz arrived in the summer after guiding Ajax to the final of the Europa League but leaves with Dortmund seventh in the Bundesliga. They will enter the Europa League in February after finishing third in their Champions League group behind Real Madrid and Tottenham. Stoger was sacked by Cologne last week. More to follow. Source link

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Toronto beat Seattle to win MLS Cup

Jozy Altidore has scored 17 goals in 31 games this season in the MLS and play-offs Former Hull and Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore scored as Toronto became the first Canadian team to win the MLS Cup, beating Seattle Sounders in the final. Toronto, who lost to Seattle on penalties in last year’s final, went in front deservedly when Altidore latched on to Sebastian Giovinco’s through ball and clipped a shot over Stefan Frei. Victor Vazquez added an injury-time second from close range. Frei had earlier denied a host of players,…

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