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Leeds man posts message ahead of Derby clash; fans react on Twitter

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:16 +0000

Leeds man posts message ahead of Derby clash; fans react on Twitter - originally posted on Sportslens.com

It’s do or die for Leeds United. The Whites have failed to win their last eight Championship games, and have slipped further away from the top six places. Paul Heckingbottom’s side must get back to winning ways if they are to mount a late challenge for promotion. Against Bristol City in the last match, Leeds came from 2-0 down to salvage a 2-2 draw, and could have won the game as well if luck had gone their way. Ahead of their important Championship clash against Derby County, Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan has taken to social networking site Twitter to let

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Man Utd and Man City target is off unless Barcelona match bumper offer

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:34:36 +0000

Man Utd and Man City target is off unless Barcelona match bumper offer - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Samuel Umtiti has threatened to leave Barcelona if the club doesn’t match what Manchester United are prepared to pay him. Contract negotiations with the La Liga giants have stalled, with the France defender holding out for a salary in excess of £7 million per year. French media outlet L’Equipe says both United and local rivals Manchester City are ready to trigger Umtiti’s £53m release clause this summer. United are understood to have told the player’s representatives what they would pay Umtiti and the 24-year-old has given Barca a month to match the offer. Umtiti signed for the Spanish club from

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Pundit eyeing 40/1 bookie-basher as Wolves face Norwich City

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:58:11 +0000

Pundit eyeing 40/1 bookie-basher as Wolves face Norwich City - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton believes Wolverhampton Wanderers will take another step towards the Premier League when they face Norwich City on Wednesday. Wolves are 11 points clear at the top of the Championship after drawing 1-1 at Preston on Saturday, while Norwich are down in 13th place after snatching a 1-1 draw at home to Ipswich Town. The home side are unbeaten in their last four games and Prutton is backing them to secure a 3-2 victory at Molineux (40/1 with Sky Bet). “Wolves have been so good this season that it almost comes as a shock whenever

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Pundit backs Aston Villa to struggle against Preston; ignore him for 21/20 cracker

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:09:31 +0000

Pundit backs Aston Villa to struggle against Preston; ignore him for 21/20 cracker - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Championship pundit David Prutton has backed Preston North End to put another dent in Aston Villa’s promotion hopes on Tuesday. Villa dropped to third in the table after losing 2-0 at Fulham on Saturday, while North End are just outside the play-off places following a 1-1 draw at home to leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers. Prutton told Sky Sports that he expects Alex Neil’s side to repeat that scoreline at Villa Park (9/2 with Sky Bet). “Aston Villa came crashing back down to earth at Fulham on Saturday as their winning run came to an end at Craven Cottage,” he said. “It

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Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:04:33 +0000

Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Arsenal and Manchester United are keeping tabs on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Both clubs are keen to boost their defensive options and a summer bidding war looks on the cards. Italian media outlet Calciomercato says Arsenal sent a team of scouts to watch Koulibaly in Napoli’s Europa League clash with RB Leipzig last week. United are also in the market for a new centre-back and manager Jose Mourinho is believed to be keen on signing the 26-year-old. Koulibaly began his senior club career with French side Metz in 2010, before moving to Belgian club Genk in 2012. He joined Italian

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Leeds United tipped for tempting 16/1 return at Derby County

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:58:15 +0000

Leeds United tipped for tempting 16/1 return at Derby County - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Derby County host Leeds United on Wednesday aiming to get their Championship promotion bid back on track. The Rams head into the game fourth in the table, three points behind second-placed Cardiff City. Leeds are down in 11th place, eight points adrift of the final play-off position. Derby have gone off the boil in recent weeks and former Leeds midfielder David Prutton has tipped the visitors to secure a 2-2 draw at Pride Park (16/1 with Sky Bet). “Derby’s recent form might be starting to concern Gary Rowett,” Prutton told Sky Sports. “A few weeks ago they looked hot favourites to

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On This Day in Football: Irishman becomes first international manager

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:52:06 +0000

On This Day in Football: Irishman becomes first international manager - originally posted on Sportslens.com

On this day in 1897, Ireland became the first national team to play under an official manager. Back then, national teams were selected by their country’s respective Football Associations and coached by the team’s captain. But Ireland broke the norm in 1897 by appointing Billy Crone as their manager. Crone, a former defender who played for Irish club Distillery and was now the manager of the club, was approached for the managerial role which he gladly accepted. Crone had only been in charge of Distillery for a year when he took the Ireland national side under his wings. His first

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Manchester City plan £150m + Sergio Aguero bid for Chelsea’s £200k-per-week star

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:00:55 +0000

Manchester City plan £150m + Sergio Aguero bid for Chelsea’s £200k-per-week star - originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to the Daily Star, Manchester City are considering a club record bid of £150m to sign Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, which greatly surpasses Aymeric Laporte’s £57m move. City’s all-time top goalscorer Sergio Aguero could also be part of the deal. Despite Pep Guardiola’s side being 16 points clear atop of the Premier League table, having scored 79 goals in 27 games, the Star believe City are still looking to strengthen their attack and would be happy using Aguero as a makeweight to get a deal done. Chelsea are desperate to keep Hazard whom they signed from Lille in 2012.

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Former Leeds star urges the club to get rid of this Victor Orta signing in summer

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:09:58 +0000

Former Leeds star urges the club to get rid of this Victor Orta signing in summer - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Former Leeds United star Paul Robinson has urged the club to get rid of Felix Wiedwald. The 27-year-old joined the Championship outfit from Werder Bremen last summer but he has failed to establish himself as the club’s number one keeper so far. The German is has been quite error prone this season and it was evident against Bristol City on Sunday evening. The fans will be frustrated with the situation as well and they will certainly back up Robinson’s comments (via HITC). Wiedwald failed to deal with Bristol’s long throw and that resulted in the opening goal. Furthermore, he decided

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