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Strange choice of venue for curtain raiser

But the decision to play the match instead at Leicester’s King Power Stadium is for me, a little strange to say the least. With a capacity of just over 32,000, the King Power is simply far too small to host a big game.
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Blue is again the colour for Raheem

Chelsea I don’t think have paid over the top for the 27-year-old and although not quite as good as City, Raheem will still be playing for one of the best teams in the Premier League. And of course, he’ll be playing Champions League football too.
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Where next for the world’s best?

I’ve read that ten Hag is planning on shaking things up in a big way at Old Trafford and will be introducing a far more pressing style of play, which may not suit the aging Ronaldo.
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Something fishy going on at Everton

He will be a fine addition to Antonio Conte’s Tottenham side and could be the difference that will see Spurs finally win a trophy, their last being the Carling Cup in 2008. But the big news here for me is not Tottenham’s attempt to buy the Brazilian, but Everton’s willingness to sell.
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The grass isn’t always greener

He’s not the first big name to leave Liverpool, and he sure as hell won’t be the last, but maybe he should have given a little thought to those that have left before him, heading off to pastures new.

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Roll on August 6, I can’t wait

Many of the European managers plying their trade in the UK have been calling for a winter break in the season anyway. And although to some extent, that’s exactly what they’ve got, many of the top players will still be taking part in the World Cup.

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Don’t be fooled by internet baloney

This week I’ve seen Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford donning a Tottenham Hotspur kit, Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus wearing both Real Madrid and Arsenal colours, and much sought-after Benfica striker Darwin Nunez decked out in the red of Liverpool.

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Carlo Ancelotti is truly the Real deal

I hope, selfishly, that he doesn’t add another Champions League title to his collection before then, but win or lose there is no doubt that he is one of the greats of the game.

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Sadio really is a Mane for all seasons

Sadio Mane, Salah’s teammate and striking partner, is also out of contract next year. And some could argue that this season, he has proved his worth to Liverpool just as much, or even maybe slightly more, than Mo.

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Rivalries in danger of going too far

When I chanted and sang offensive songs back in 1990, I was an idiot who knew no better. It was also, without trying to justify my foolish actions, far more accepted and normal then.

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United pin their hopes on going Dutch

I’ve said it before, and not afraid to do so again, United are a mess from top to bottom. They have not won the league for ten years, and I can’t see them doing so in the next decade either.

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All eyes on the men in the middle

I don’t for one minute, think any of the Premier League’s professional refs show any favouritism to one side or the other, but eyebrows have certainly be raised following the announcement of the officials for Liverpool’s trip to Manchester City on Sunday.

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Only a fool would not like April

April’s normally a bit of a nothing month. Little happens of note. It’s neither warm nor cold, rains a bit, sun comes out from time to time. It even starts with a day to celebrate fools, and let’s be honest, no one plans their annual holidays in April.

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Sleeping giant? More like in a coma

With their season ending in March, and now only fourth place to play for, means United have gone five years without winning a trophy. The last time that happened was 1977-82.

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Never felt more like singing the Blues

Liverpool fans in my home city will be rubbing their hands with glee right now. The rivalry between the two clubs is pretty intense, and to see your neighbour fail, particularly as spectacularly as Everton are right now, will have the red half of the city jumping for joy.