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Norwich vs Newcastle LIVE commentary: Action from Carrow Road plus updates from Liverpool, Everton and West Ham in 3pm action

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GameDay returns this weekend to bring you all the goals and action from the 3pm Premier League clashes. talkSPORT’s new Saturday special got off to a bang last weekend as the top-flight burst back into life. In the first batch of afternoon
'GameDay returns this weekend to bring you all the goals and action from the 3pm Premier League clashes. talkSPORT’s new Saturday special got off to a bang last weekend as the top-flight burst back into life. Daniel Farke’s newly promoted Norwich face Newcastle today and it will be live on talkSPORT 2 Getty Images In the first batch of afternoon kick-offs, Burnley and Brighton claimed impressive wins, Sheffield United snatched a points at Bournemouth and there was nothing to separate Crystal Palace and Everton. Now, it’s time for GameDay round 2! We’ll have full commentary of Norwich vs Newcastle live and exclusive on talkSPORT 2 this weekend. Russ Williams will bring you all the build-up before handing over to Ian Danter and David Connolly for the action. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAnxious\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPochettino makes worrying admission ahead Tottenham's clash with Man City\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGameDay\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPremier League live: Man City v Spurs and Norwich v Newcastle among talkSPORT games\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBenched\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAndy Lonergan denied Liverpool debut as Adrian recovers from ankle injury\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tJOB DONE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAubameyang the match winner again as Arsenal claim hard-fought win over Burnley\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tfabregas 2.0\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHow did Dani Ceballos perform on his full Premier League debut for Arsenal?\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tTEAM NEWS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNorwich vs Newcastle live on talkSPORT 2: Who starts at Carrow Road?\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgameday\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tArsenal 2 Burnley 1 LIVE updates: Aubameyang restores Gunners lead with superb goal\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tawkward\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe reason why Arsenal axed the captain's notes from matchday programme\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSTAY PUT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'Eriksen is not at Real Madrid or Barcelona's level', says ex-Premier League ace\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tfresh hope\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNew Arsenal stars can 'inspire' Mesut Ozil and renew his enthusiasm for football\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgameday\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMan City v Tottenham live: Full talkSPORT commentary for Premier League blockbuster\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgameday\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSunderland v Portsmouth live: talkSPORT commentary and team news for League One tie\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Meanwhile, Adrian Durham will also be on hand for our Around the Grounds show to bring you all the goals as they go in up and down the country. It’s a bumper Saturday and Champions League holders Liverpool will be in 3pm action when they make the trip to Southampton. Also on show will be Aston Villa hosting Bournemouth, West Ham making the trip to Brighton and Everton vs Watford. Once the full-time whistles go, Adrian will then lead our Full-Time Phone-In so you the fans can have your say on all the action. Premier League 3pm scores Aston Villa 0 AFC Bournemouth 2 (Josh King, Harry Wilson) Brighton & Hove Albion 0 West Ham United 0 Everton 1 (Bernard) Watford 0 Norwich City 0 Newcastle United 0 – live on talkSPORT 2 Southampton 0 Liverpool 0 NOW: #GameDay Live Adrian Durham brings you all the goals as they go in from across the divisions. We’ve got reporters all over the country bringing you goals, updates & analysis. Listen → https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD pic.twitter.com/PjfG1fSnqI — talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 17, 2019 Norwich City vs Newcastle United live on talkSPORT 2 Norwich lost 4-1 at Liverpool in the opening game for the new season last Friday but did play some good football at times at Anfield. While the Reds exposed some dodgy defending from the top-flight’s new boys, Daniel Farke’s men looked sharp going forward. Steve Bruce’s Newcastle face Norwich this afternoon Getty Images - Getty They’ll hope to get their first points of the season when they welcome Newcastle to Carrow Road. The Toon lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal last weekend in Steve Bruce’s first game at the helm and will be looking for a big improvement in Norfolk. To tune into our live commentary on talkSPORT 2, just click here for the live stream or on the radio player below. Norwich v Newcastle: Team news Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Godfrey, Lewis, Trybull, Leitner, Emi, Stiepermann, Cantwell, Pukki. Subs: Byram, Roberts, Vrancic, Fahrmann, McLean, Tettey, Srbeny. Newcastle: Dubravka, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Krafth, Hayden, Shelvey, Ki, Ritchie, Almiron, Joelinton. Subs: Clark, Muto, Willems, Fernandez, Manquillo, Darlow, Longstaff. Referee: Stuart Attwell Around the Grounds live on talkSPORT There’s storylines aplenty in the 3pm ties on MatchDay 2 in the Premier League. Liverpool, fresh from their UEFA Super Cup win over Chelsea on Wednesday, make the trip to Southampton, a club they’ve infamously raided on several times in the past. Mo Salah and Liverpool face Southampton today Getty Images - Getty Meanwhile, Everton boss Marco Silva is set to return to Vicarage Road and face Watford, the club he left on rather bitter terms last summer. Aston Villa and West Ham will then be looking for their first points of the season when they take on Bournemouth and Brighton respectively. You can listen to Adrian Durham’s GameDay special by clicking here for the live stream or on the radio player below. Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.'

Norwich vs Newcastle: Confirmed team news as Jonjo Shelvey shakes off knock but Allan Saint-Maximin misses out

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Norwich and Newcastle are both searching for their first points of the new Premier League season ahead of their clash on Saturday. It’s GameDay on the talkSPORT network, and our second instalment of live football comes from Carrow Road, following
'Norwich and Newcastle are both searching for their first points of the new Premier League season ahead of their clash on Saturday. It’s GameDay on the talkSPORT network, and our second instalment of live football comes from Carrow Road, following the early encounter between Arsenal and Burnley. Shelvey picked up a knock in training earlier this week Getty Images - Getty The Canaries endured an opening night to forget last Friday, losing 4-1 to Liverpool at Anfield, while the Magpies lost by a finer margin in their 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal . Nonetheless, both managers will be desperate to kick-start their season in the 3pm clash – live on talkSPORT 2 – but they have injury problems to contend with. Norwich star Onel Hernandez has been ruled out for several months after injuring himself in an accident at home – and he could prove a huge miss for the newly-promoted side. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgameday\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tArsenal 2 Burnley 1 LIVE updates: Aubameyang restores Gunners lead with superb goal\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPAPER TALK\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSancho replacement search, Zaha latest, Man United star 'refuses' to go\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tawkward\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe reason why Arsenal axed the captain's notes from matchday programme\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSTAY PUT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'Eriksen is not at Real Madrid or Barcelona's level', says ex-Premier League ace\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tfresh hope\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNew Arsenal stars can 'inspire' Mesut Ozil and renew his enthusiasm for football\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRespect\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSol Campbell lauded for 'miracle' of keeping Macclesfield up following exit\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgameday\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMan City v Tottenham live: Full talkSPORT commentary for Premier League blockbuster\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgameday\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSunderland v Portsmouth live: talkSPORT commentary and team news for League One tie\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Meanwhile, Steve Bruce continues to be without long-term absentees Andy Carroll, Dwight Gayle and Christian Atsu. But the Newcastle boss does include Jonjo Shelvey, who was an injury doubt, in his starting XI, while Allan Saint-Maximin misses out due to a thigh strain. Confirmed XIs Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Godfrey, Lewis, Trybull, Leitner, Buendia, Stiepermann, Cantwell, Pukki. Newcastle:  Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Shelvey, Hayden, Ki Sung-yeung, Ritchie, Almiron, Joelinton. \t \t\t \t\t\t LIVE on talkSPORT \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\ttalkSPORT is your home of live football! Here's what's coming up this week..\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) –  talkSPORT Reading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) –  talkSPORT 2'

Arsenal vs Burnley LIVE updates: Team news and action from Premier League clash plus full talkSPORT commentary

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Arsenal host Burnley in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off as GameDay returns to talkSPORT for another thrilling day of action. The Gunners edged past Newcastle in their opening game of the 2019/20 campaign while Burnley were superb in their
'Arsenal host Burnley in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off as GameDay returns to talkSPORT for another thrilling day of action. The Gunners edged past Newcastle in their opening game of the 2019/20 campaign while Burnley were superb in their 3-0 win over Southampton. Unai Emery’s Arsenal host Burnley in the early Premier League kick-off this weekend Getty Images - Getty Arsenal vs Burnley: How to listen The Premier League clash will get under way at 12:30pm on Saturday, August 17. Full commentary from the Emirates will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 11am. Reshmin Chowdhury will bring you all the build-up from north London before handing over to Sam Matterface and Trevor Sinclair for live and exclusive commentary. To tune in, just  click here for the live stream  or click the radio player below. Arsenal vs Burnley: Match stats Arsenal have won their last 10 matches against Burnley in all competitions, a run stretching back to March 2010. The Gunners have lost their first home Premier League match of the season in five of the last eight seasons (W2 D1 L5), losing 0-2 to Manchester City last season. Burnley have never won both of their opening two matches to a Premier League season before, last doing so in the top-flight in 1973-74 and in any division in the 2006-07 Championship. Burnley boss Sean Dyche has lost all eight of his Premier League matches against Arsenal – the only manager with a worse 100 per cent losing ratio against an opponent is Gary Megson against Liverpool, who lost all nine of his games against the Reds. Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored a brace in all three of his Premier League games against Burnley – only two players have ever scored two or more in four consecutive games against an opponent; Michael Owen vs Newcastle United between 1998 and 2001 and Harry Kane vs Everton between 2017 and 2018.'

Xherdan Shaqiri: Liverpool forward hints at Anfield exit amid ‘disappointment’ over playing time

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Xherdan Shaqiri has fuelled speculation he could leave Liverpool after admitting he is unhappy with his lack of playing time at Anfield. The Switzerland international joined the Reds from Stoke City for £13million in the summer of 2018. He made 24
'Xherdan Shaqiri has fuelled speculation he could leave Liverpool after admitting he is unhappy with his lack of playing time at Anfield. The Switzerland international joined the Reds from Stoke City for £13million in the summer of 2018. Shaqiri is a fringe player at Liverpool Getty Images - Getty He made 24 Premier League appearances last season, however, he only started in eleven of them. The forward, 27, is something of a fringe player for the Anfield club and has yet to feature for them this season – with his only appearance coming in their Community Shield defeat to Manchester City . Although he picked up an injury while playing in the Nations League in June, Shaqiri’s fall down the pecking order at Liverpool over the past few months has been rapid. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain started against Chelsea in the Super Cup while striker Divock Origi has also worked his way up following his Champions League form. Shaqiri was in Liverpool’s squad in their Super Cup win against Chelsea but played no part in the game Getty Images - Getty There have even been suggestions Shaqiri could go this summer as the transfer window is still open in Europe’s other big leagues. And Shaqiri fired a warning to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp about his future, admitting that he needs to ‘look at the situation and find a solution’. In an interview with Swiss publication BZ Langenthaler Tagblatt , Shaqiri said: “I am disappointed that I am no longer getting to play in matches. “No player is happy to sit on the bench. “It is clear that I would like to have more playing time. I need to take a good look at the situation and find a solution.” \t \t\t \t\t\t LIVE on talkSPORT \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\ttalkSPORT is your home of live football! Here's what's coming up this weekend..\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT Sunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT 2 Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2 Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) – talkSPORT Reading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 \t\t \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgameday\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSunderland v Portsmouth live: talkSPORT commentary and team news for League One tie\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgameday\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNorwich vs Newcastle commentary plus updates from Liverpool, Everton and West Ham\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgameday warm-up\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSpurs will struggle without their ‘most important player’ against Man City\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tstunning\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tVeteran striker Aritz Aduriz stuns Barcelona with incredible overhead kick\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgameday\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tArsenal vs Burnley live: Full talkSPORT commentary of Premier League clash\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBig bucks\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPepe to make full debut? How previous record Arsenal buys fared on first starts\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tQ&A\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSpurs star idolised Arsenal legend and admits he cried after Champions League final\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tDUELS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLuiz vs Barnes and the battles set to decide Arsenal vs Burnley\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Shaqiri has been linked with the likes of Monaco and Galatasaray, however, he claims to have no knowledge of interest from them. He added: “[Monaco and Galatasaray?] I have no idea where those stories have come from. “I don’t know anything about offers from those clubs.” Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.'

Manchester City vs Tottenham: Trevor Sinclair expects Spurs to struggle without ‘most important player’ Heung-min Son

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Trevor Sinclair believes the absence of Tottenham star Heung-min Son could decide the huge Premier League clash between Manchester City and Spurs. Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and the two heavyweights go head-to-head at the Etihad in our third
'Trevor Sinclair believes the absence of Tottenham star Heung-min Son could decide the huge Premier League clash between Manchester City and Spurs. Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and the two heavyweights go head-to-head at the Etihad in our third instalment of live football tomorrow. Son scored 12 Premier League goals for Spurs last season Getty Images - Getty Spurs will have to make-do without Son, who is completing a two-match ban for a red card received at the end of last season. And Sinclair gives Tottenham little chance against his former side without their ‘most important player’. “I know a lot has been said about Christian Eriksen,” he told talkSPORT.com. “But for me, he’s not the most important player for Tottenham. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tstunning\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tVeteran striker Aritz Aduriz stuns Barcelona with incredible overhead kick\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgameday\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tArsenal vs Burnley live: Full talkSPORT commentary of Premier League clash\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBig bucks\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPepe to make full debut? How previous record Arsenal buys fared on first starts\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tQ&A\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSpurs star idolised Arsenal legend and admits he cried after Champions League final\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tDUELS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLuiz vs Barnes and the battles set to decide Arsenal vs Burnley\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tteams\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tArsenal vs Burnley: Luiz and Pepe to be unleashed? Burnley to stick with same XI?\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tfearless\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tForget Pepe, Arsenal fans told to brace themselves for 'unbelievable' Ceballos\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGAMEDAY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBurnley have lost nine in a row vs Arsenal - why they can end their terrible run\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t “The most important player for Spurs is Heung-min Son – and he’s suspended. “A lot of people overlook this boy’s talent. He’s selfless, he’s a team player, he’s incredibly quick, he scores goals, gets assists. “I just think he’s such an important player for them. He’s adaptable, he can play up top when Harry Kane’s not there. Sinclair made 97 appearances for City ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images “With the energy and quality he brings to the team, that’s the reason why I think Manchester City will be too strong for this Tottenham side.” The Premier League champions began their title defence in style with a 5-0 thrashing of West Ham at the London Stadium. Spurs collected all three points from their opening game in less emphatic fashion, coming from behind with two late goals to beat Aston Villa 3-1 . \t \t\t \t\t\t LIVE on talkSPORT \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\ttalkSPORT is your home of live football! Here's what's coming up this week..\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT Sunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) –  talkSPORT Reading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) –  talkSPORT 2 \t\t \t \t And Sinclair predicts Tottenham could be on the wrong end of that scoreline on Saturday. “When you’ve got a Harry Kane in the side, you’ve always got goals,” he added. “That’s probably Manchester City’s weakest area, when they have to defend in central areas. Laporte is class, but you can get at Otamendi and Stones. “But I just think Manchester City are almost unstoppable going forward, so I’ve got them down for a 3-1 win.” Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.'

How Anthony Joshua can defy Tyson Fury and beat Andy Ruiz Jr in world heavyweight title rematch in Saudi Arabia

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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury may never have shared a ring together, but there have been plenty of verbal spars between the British heavyweights. In his latest rant at Joshua, the ‘Gypsy King’ claims Joshua will once again be on the receiving end of
'Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury may never have shared a ring together, but there have been plenty of verbal spars between the British heavyweights. In his latest rant at Joshua, the ‘Gypsy King’ claims Joshua will once again be on the receiving end of a stoppage loss when he takes on Andy Ruiz Jr in an attempt to prise back his world heavyweight titles. The Mexican shocked the world inside Madison Square Garden when he pummelled the previously unbeaten and heavily backed favourite, before the referee stopped the contest in the fifth round. The rematch has been announced for December 7 in Diriyah Matchroom Boxing Joshua has the chance to avenge this humiliating defeat on December 7 when the pair will meet in Saudi Arabia, despite claims to the contrary by the ‘Destroyer’ on Instagram. But Fury believes his fellow Brit will be equally susceptible to Ruiz’s quick hands and brutal inside fighting. When asked if he anticipated another knockout, Fury told First Take: “ One million per cent . I thought Ruiz won every round in that fight. “It wasn’t a fluke punch like Hasim Rahman and Lennox Lewis, and then in the rematch he turned up, didn’t get hit with a punch and knocked him out. The ‘Gypsy King’ had some words of advice for his fellow countryman Getty Images - Getty “He clearly lost the rounds. He was getting outboxed, he was getting outfought and then he got knocked down three times, two to boot. “So I don’t see him really improving, not unless he comes out on his toes and tries to do a Tyson Fury and slip out the way, which he doesn’t have the body type or the boxing ability to do.” So how on earth can ‘AJ’ extinguish the ghost of New York and beat Ruiz? Below, we have identified five key factors the Watford-native must correct before the ‘Clash of the Dunes’ takes place in Riyadh. \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t 1. Use the Jab more effectively Joshua’s jab is a devastating weapon, something Povetkin learned in 2018 Getty Images - Getty As an Olympic Gold medallist, Joshua’s technical skills are finely tuned from his amateur days, no matter how brief they were. On his day, the Brit fires his left hand out like a piston and is adept at finding the target, setting up a huge right hand over the top – perhaps his most devastating punch. In the fight in New York, Joshua appeared to throw the jab from the hip, something he has not previously attempted before. The 29-year-old will once again have an eight-inch reach advantage over the much smaller Mexican and must use this to his benefit. However, from his orthodox stance, Joshua’s natural instinct is to step to his left as he throws the jab – something he must avoid as we will explain later. 2. Time Uppercuts when Ruiz comes in Klitschko was king at fighting smaller men at range, catching Alex Leapai with a beautiful uppercut in 2014 AFP - Getty When Lennox Lewis knocked out Mike Tyson in 2002, the former undisputed world heavyweight champion did so by using his uppercut to devastating effect. Lewis would throw out his jab and, knowing Tyson’s head movement was superior, instead timing his shots when the American leaned forward to catch him cold. It allowed the Olympian to fight on the outside and keep the dangerous Tyson away, with the uppercuts acting as a deterrent. And we know Joshua possesses a terrific uppercut, something he demonstrated with devastating effect on Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in 2017. But planting his feet is not an option for Joshua, as we saw in the first fight. When he throws, he must create angles by stepping to the side or avoid getting into a firefight. 3. Move feet efficiently to create distance and angles Creating angles and keeping distance is vital for AJ in Saudi Arabia Getty Images - Getty As we mentioned in the first point, throwing out a lazy jab and stepping to his left will leave Joshua open to a huge overhand right from Ruiz. The Mexican was not afraid to let his hands go when the opportunity presented itself and Joshua’s long limbs cannot move as quickly as the shorter fighter. Since moving backwards is simply asking for trouble in a fist fight, the Brit should instead step to his right when he throws his jab and pivot away from the onrushing Ruiz. While he may not be the next Vasyl Lomachenko, the Brit has the physical attributes to be nimble and quick on his toes. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST BOXING NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tfeud\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLewis could come out of retirement and 'humble' AJ, claims former champ's manager\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tfeud\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLewis wants Joshua to call him to clear the air and end public feud\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMIND GAMES\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAndy Ruiz Jr claims he knows Anthony Joshua’s game plan for rematch\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tEASY OPPONENT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAnthony Joshua fires shot at Tyson Fury over next fight against Otto Wallin\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tbad blood\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLennox Lewis v Anthony Joshua records: How the fighters compare amid war of words\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t‘AGENDA’\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLennox Lewis blames Eddie Hearn for Anthony Joshua feud, stands by criticism\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tVERDICT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAndy Ruiz Jr weighs in on Anthony Joshua vs Lennox Lewis argument\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tDISPUTE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAnthony Joshua stands firm, calls Lennox Lewis ‘clown’ again in new Instagram post\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t 4. ‘Frame’ Ruiz when he gets inside and force him to use his energy If Ruiz does get inside, which from the evidence of the first fight is likely, Joshua needs to keep his composure and nullify the threat. The Brit admitted Deontay Wilder’s KO of Dominic Breazeale had affected him before the fight, but he now knows there is no need to try and take Ruiz out early to send a message. So rather than swing wildly and try to take his man out (never hook with a hooker, as the saying goes) he should instead ‘Frame’ the smaller man. Framing in boxing means to use your arms and forearms to keep an opponent off, or in this instance, under you. It is something taller heavyweights like Fury and Klitschko have performed to perfection. It not only stops your opponent from throwing upwards, but it allows you to put your weight onto them and drain the strength in their legs as they try and force you off. It may be dirty boxing to stick a Joshua has a four-inch height advantage in this fight and has the strength to force his man down before spinning out and creating a new angle of attack, before popping off the jab all over again. 5. Stay tall and do not sink to Ruiz’s level Staying tall and not getting into a firefight is essential for the Brit Getty Images - Getty The tendency for taller fighters is to stoop slightly and to sink to the level of their opponent. Joshua’s last four opponents have all been smaller than him; Carlos Takam, Joseph Parker, Alexander Povetkin and then Ruiz. And the Brit has shown a tendency to bend his knees and sink into the canvas somewhat. Instead, Joshua must stand tall and tuck his chin into his chest if needs be, but keeping away from the faster and more explosive Mexican is key. Joshua must be aware that by doing this Ruiz will target his body eventually to drain the energy from him. But in doing so, the champion will leave himself open to those devastating uppercuts mentioned previously.'

Premier League LIVE: Arsenal vs Burnley and Man City vs Tottenham among talkSPORT’s huge day of live coverage

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talkSPORT’s new GameDay special got off to a bang last weekend as we welcomed the return of Premier League football. Here at talkSPORT HQ will be bringing you more live top-flight games than ever before this season with well over 100 games hitting
'talkSPORT’s new GameDay special got off to a bang last weekend as we welcomed the return of Premier League football. Here at talkSPORT HQ will be bringing you more live top-flight games than ever before this season with well over 100 games hitting the airwaves over the coming weeks and months. Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola will go head-to-head at the Etihad today getty Last weekend saw the Prem finally burst back into life after a long summer off. And now we’re ready for more as GameDay returns with THREE live Premier League games on the radio this Saturday. Arsenal vs Burnley begins our live coverage, while we round off the day with the huge clash between Manchester City and Tottenham. We’ll also have Norwich vs Newcastle and our Around the Grounds show for MatchDay 2. Here’s what talkSPORT has got in store for you all… \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tlatest news\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBayern Munich confirm deal for ex-Liverpool star, Huddersfield sack manager\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\thigh praise\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFormer Chelsea forward Cascarino likens 'extraordinary' Kante to crisp packet\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tQ&A\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSpurs star reveals he idolised Arsenal legend and cried after Champions League final\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tsavage\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'Who is Mourinho?' - Pogba's brother launches scathing attack on ex-Man United boss\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLON GAME\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLonergan in for injured Adrian? 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The Gunners got their season off to a good start, claiming a dogged 1-0 win away to Newcastle last weekend. Burnley, meanwhile, looked highly impressive as they breezed to an opening day 3-0 success over Southampton. But the Clarets have a woeful record on their travels to Arsenal and Unai Emery is set to unleash £73m summer signing Nicolas Pepe. Reshmin Chowdhury will bring you all the build-up from the Emirates before handing over to Sam Matterface and Trevor Sinclair for live and exclusive commentary. The record books points towards a heavy Arsenal win but can Burnley upset the odds and make it two from two this term? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winning goal for Arsenal at Newcastle last weekend Getty Sunderland vs Portsmouth – 11am on talkSPORT 2 (kick-off 12:30pm) We’ll be bringing you an extra slice of action this weekend with talkSPORT 2 playing host to this League One encounter. Promotion hopefuls Sunderland and Portsmouth have had mixed starts to the new term and will both be out for victory the EFL’s early kick-off. Mark Wilson and Greg Abbott will be on hand at the Stadium of Light for all the action. Listen to Harry @Redknapp We’re the only place with 3 live Premier League games on radio every Saturday. 12:30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm Saturday is #GameDay pic.twitter.com/zvjFxCmxxg — talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 9, 2019 GameDay Live with Adrian Durham – 2:30pm on talkSPORT It’s that time again, get ready of the non-stop action of the 3pm kick-offs. Adrian Durham will be your host as we go Around the Grounds for all the goals as they go in up and down the country. European champions Liverpool, fresh from their UEFA Super Cup win over Chelsea, make the trip to Southampton in the headline clash of the afternoon. Elsewhere, Aston Villa face Bournemouth, in-form Brighton host West Ham, Watford are at Everton and Norwich entertain Newcastle. Once the full-time whistles go, Adrian will then lead our Full-Time Phone-In so you the fans can have your say on all the action. Steve Bruce’s Newcastle face Norwich this afternoon Getty Images - Getty Norwich vs Newcastle – 2:30pm on talkSPORT 2 (kick-off 3pm) In the 2019/20 season, we will be bringing you a live 3pm game every weekend over on talkSPORT 2. Today we’ll be at Carrow Road to enjoy Norwich vs Newcastle. Daniel Farke’s Canaries began their season back in the top-flight with a tricky trip to Anfield, losing 4-1 to a rampant Liverpool. Newcastle, meanwhile, lost at home to Arsenal meaning both sides will be eager to get their campaigns up and running. Both have plenty of talented players in the ranks this season so it should be an entertaining tie in Norfolk. Russ Williams, Ian Danter and David Connolly will be at the ground for talkSPORT 2. Man City star Raheem Sterling will be looking to shoot down Spurs getty Man City vs Tottenham – 5:15pm on talkSPORT (kick-off 5:30pm) GameDay has saved the best for last this weekend with an absolute belter to wrap up this Saturday. It’s City vs Spurs, one of the key fixtures of recent years and a huge early-season test for these two title contenders. They both got off to fine starts last weekend, beating West Ham and Aston Villa respectively. City were superb at the London Stadium and look in ominous form following a 5-0 rout of the Hammers. But Spurs also impressed as they came form behind to see off Villa and many are tipping them to challenge City for the title this term. GameDay’s late kick-off should provide us with a truer view of both side’s credentials with questions aplenty. Can City sustain their astonishing quality for another season? Will Tottenham finally come good on their promise from recent years? Will Raheem Sterling or Harry Kane have the last laugh at the Etihad? Laura Woods, Nigel Adderley and Stuart Pearce will be at the home of the champions to find out in our live and exclusive coverage on talkSPORT. Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.'

Former Chelsea forward Tony Cascarino hails ‘extraordinary’ N’Golo Kante, claiming he is like ‘an empty crisp packet in the park’

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Former Chelsea forward Tony Cascarino has heaped praise on N’Golo Kante, likening him to ‘an empty crisp packet in the park’. The midfielder put in a stellar display on his return from injury in the Blues’ Super Cup defeat to Liverpool. And ex-Blues
'Former Chelsea forward Tony Cascarino has heaped praise on N’Golo Kante, likening him to ‘an empty crisp packet in the park’. The midfielder put in a stellar display on his return from injury in the Blues’ Super Cup defeat to Liverpool. Cascarino has heaped praise on Kante And ex-Blues striker Cascarino couldn’t hide his admiration for the Frenchman. He told The Times : “N’Golo Kante’s energy is extraordinary but he offers so much more than fitness. “It’s the way he darts around the pitch, he’s like an empty crisp packet in the park, flying around all over the place. “Lampard hasn’t moved him back into a solely defensive role, Kante was still pushing up the pitch and pinched the ball on the halfway line for Chelsea’s opening goal. “Yes he’s brilliant when your team is camped on the edge of their box but he’s great higher up the pitch too, as his ability to read an opponent is superb. “People don’t realise how important tackling is in attack as well as defence.” \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tmore misery\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFulham strike late to pile more misery on hapless Huddersfield\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tEXCITED\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t10 reasons we can’t wait for GameDay two in the Premier League\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBAYERN BOUND\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBayern agree deal with Barcelona to sign former Liverpool playmaker on loan\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tQ&A\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSpurs star reveals he idolised Arsenal legend and cried after Champions League final\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tsavage\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'Who is Mourinho?' - Pogba's brother launches scathing attack on ex-Man United boss\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLON GAME\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLonergan in for injured Adrian? Predicted Liverpool line-up against Southampton\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tReady\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPredicted line-ups for Norwich vs Newcastle - new Magpies signing to start?\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tveteran\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAndy Lonergan could become oldest Englishman to make PL debut in 21st century\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgame on\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHuddersfield vs Fulham LIVE: Full talkSPORT commentary of Championship clash\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCanary blow\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNorwich's Hernandez out for minimum of three months after damaging knee at home\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPredicted XI\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHow Tottenham could line up vs Man City with two superstars returning\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tstrong response\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFrank Lampard speaks out about racist abuse aimed at Tammy Abraham\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Meanwhile, Lampard revealed that Kante told him his legs were ‘dead’ in the latter stages of the Super Cup defeat. The Blues boss said: “He’s not trained that much, I’ve had to protect him because he’s played and played and played for years and he had a serious injury. “He said to me at half-time in extra-time that his legs were finished, his legs were dead – and then he’s sprinting 50 yards to cover. “We know how important he is to this club and we’re delighted to have him. “And you saw the difference he made tonight.”'

Norwich’s Onel Hernandez is expected to be out for a minimum of three months after damaging his knee climbing the stairs

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Norwich manager Daniel Farke has revealed winger Onel Hernández is facing months on the sidelines after he slipped climbing some stairs to his flat. The 26-year-old, who became the first Cuban to play in the Premier League last weekend, suffered the
'Norwich manager Daniel Farke has revealed winger Onel Hernández is facing months on the sidelines after he slipped climbing some stairs to his flat. The 26-year-old, who became the first Cuban to play in the Premier League last weekend, suffered the knee injury on Thursday while at home. Hernandez has injured his knee Hernandez is due to have a scan on Friday for a full assessment of the damage, but Farke confirmed he has definitely suffered a lateral meniscus tear. There are even concerns the forward may have ruptured his ACL, which would see him ruled out for the rest of the campaign. The club have already booked him in for surgery on Monday, and Farke admitted that he will be a huge loss. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPredicted XI\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHow Tottenham could line up vs Man City with two superstars returning\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tstrong response\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFrank Lampard speaks out about racist abuse aimed at Tammy Abraham\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGAMEDAY COUNTDOWN\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tArsenal v Burnley and Man City v Spurs build up, plus latest news\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tchanged your tune\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tZidane makes dramatic u-turn on Bale after Hazard injury\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\thopeful\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAdrian gives injury update after Liverpool goalkeeper injured by fan\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGET WELL SOON\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRicky van Wolfswinkel to undergo treatment for brain aneurysm\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFAN PREVIEW\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNorwich vs Newcastle: 'We were naive', plus new signing backed to score\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCRINGE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRonaldo stars in bizarre advert to promote Singapore-based app\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tEXCUSE ME?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'Did he just say penetration live on air?' – Brazil and McCoist left speechless\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHELP US\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSean Dyche hopes introduction of VAR can help Burnley against Arsenal\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWHO PLAYS?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCeballos, Luiz and Pepe in line to start - Arsenal vs Burnley likely line-ups\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tbig blow\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWhy is Lionel Messi not playing tonight? Barcelona without star in LaLiga opener\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t “It sounds a bit funny, but the result is, If I’m honest, pretty horrible for us,” Farke said. “Onel slipped on the way to his flat, he slipped on the stairs and fell on his knee. It’s definitely a lateral meniscus tear, so we have to wait for the scan, but 95% it’s confirmed. “We also have to check if there’s something wrong with his ACL. We need his pace in the offensive side of the game. If he is out for that long, several months, it’s a big blow for us.”'

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus superstar in one of the worst football adverts of all time

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Over the years footballers have starred in a number of terrible adverts that are so bad they are almost brilliant. We have seen players plug anything from pizza to shampoo, and the list gets a lot weirder, as you can imagine. Cristiano Ronaldo is no
'Over the years footballers have starred in a number of terrible adverts that are so bad they are almost brilliant. We have seen players plug anything from pizza to shampoo, and the list gets a lot weirder, as you can imagine. The Juventus superstar in probably his worst advert to date @Shopee Cristiano Ronaldo is no stranger to awful adverts, but his latest commercial is quite possibly the worst of the lot. Since bursting onto the scene in 2003, Ronaldo has worked with a number of mega brands including Nike, Samsung and EA Sports. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tEXCUSE ME?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'Did he just say penetration live on air?' – Brazil and McCoist left speechless\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHELP US\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSean Dyche hopes introduction of VAR can help Burnley against Arsenal\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWHO PLAYS?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCeballos, Luiz and Pepe in line to start - Arsenal vs Burnley likely line-ups\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tbig blow\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWhy is Lionel Messi not playing tonight? Barcelona without star in LaLiga opener\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tDUELS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThree key battles which could decide Arsenal's Premier League clash against Burnley\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tReady\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe key battles during Norwich vs Newcastle\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tcollapsed deal\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPictures show just how close Daniel James came to joining Leeds United\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPREVIEW\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMost likely results in every Premier League match in Gameweek 2, according to stats\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t And now, the Juventus superstar, who once modelled a Japanese facial exerciser ball, stars in a cringe-worthy clip to promote Singapore-based eCommerce app Shopee. To begin the advert, Ronaldo is seen scoring a free-kick, before performing his trademark ‘Sii’ celebration. So far so good, but from here onwards is where it all goes downhill. Ronaldo then says ‘Shopee’ to the referee, complete with animated grin, before breaking out in to a terrible dance along with four other men to ‘Baby Shark’ as he enthusiastically taps his phone. It is genuinely as bad as it sounds and has to be seen (unfortunately) to be believed. Away from terrible promotion videos, Ronaldo has been joined on the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year prize by Virgil van Dijk and Lionel Messi.'

Nicolas Pepe: How Arsenal’s previous club-record buys fared on their full debuts, including Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Nicolas Pepe could make his full debut against Burnley on Saturday – LIVE on talkSPORT. The winger made his first Gunners appearance as a 71st-minute substitute in a 1-0 win over Newcastle last weekend. Arsenal smashed their club-record transfer fee
'Nicolas Pepe could make his full debut against Burnley on Saturday – LIVE on talkSPORT. The winger made his first Gunners appearance as a 71st-minute substitute in a 1-0 win over Newcastle last weekend. Nicolas Pepe was one of Ligue 1’s best players last season Getty Arsenal smashed their club-record transfer fee to sign Pepe in a £72million deal from Lille earlier this month. Gunners fans will have high hopes for Pepe after he scored 23 goals in 41 appearances in France last season. The 24-year-old can play on either wing or through the middle and use his blistering pace to run in behind defenders. Below, talkSPORT.com looks at how Arsenal ’s previous record transfers fared on their full debuts for the club… \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tfreak injury\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLonergan in line for Liverpool debut after Adrian injured by fan\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tTAKING CHARGE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMaguire aka 'the beast' already proving he is 'the leader United have missed'\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGAMEDAY COUNTDOWN\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAdrian suffers freak injury, Solskjaer on Man United star's future\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tunruffled\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tInsider warns Tottenham players they 'won't win' if they try and take on Levy\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tbacked\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'He is such a professional' - Solskjaer responds to rumours over Man United star\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgameday\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNewcastle boss Bruce on Benitez's comments, Carroll's fitness and Willems mix-up\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGAMEDAY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFormer Man City boss reveals how Spurs can ‘hurt’ champions at the Etihad\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGAMEDAY PREVIEW\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWhy Burnley can end their terrible run and shock Arsenal on talkSPORT\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKAN PLAY THERE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKante 'the machine' discusses the benefits of playing in advanced role\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGAMEDAY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFans will struggle to recognise these Man City and Tottenham teams from 2008\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Andrey Arshavin – £15million Full debut: Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland, February 2009 After chasing him throughout the January transfer window, Arsenal finally broke the bank to sign Arshavin from Zenit St Petersburg. The former Russia international came close to scoring against Sunderland on his debut, but could not break the deadlock for his new side. He was replaced by Carlos Vela after 63 minutes. Arshavin will be remembered fondly by Arsenal fans for scoring all four goals in the club’s 4-4 draw at Liverpool in April 2009. However, the winger failed to hit the heights at the Emirates and rejoined Zenit on loan three years after leaving for north London. Andrey Arshavin was inconsistent at Arsenal Getty Mesut Ozil – £42.4million Full debut: Sunderland 1-3 Arsenal, September 2013 After falling out of favour with Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, Ozil became a realistic target for Arsenal. And the Gunners made a statement of intent when they surpassed their club-record transfer fee by over £27million to sign the German midfielder. Ozil wasted no time in introducing himself to the Arsenal faithful when he assisted Olivier Giroud’s opening goal in the 11th minute at the Stadium of Light. The 30-year-old is a fans’ favourite at the Emirates and is set to play a crucial part under Unai Emery this season. Ozil will be in no shortage of lethal forwards to assist with Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in attack. Mesut Ozil is still a crucial player for Arsenal Getty Alexandre Lacazette – £46.5million Full debut: Arsenal 4-3 Leicester, August 2017 Arsenal won a battle with Atletico Madrid to sign Lacazette from Lyon during the 2017 summer transfer window. But they had to pay big money for one of Ligue 1’s most potent goalscorers. Lacazette netted just 94 seconds into his debut with a fine header against the Foxes in a thrilling victory The France international has scored 36 goals for the Gunners in two seasons and won the club’s Player of the Year award last term. Alexandre Lacazette is a fans’ favourite at the Emirates Getty Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – £56million Full debut: Arsenal 5-1 Everton, February 2018 Aubameyang has been a huge hit since joining Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund. His full debut was a breeze as he coolly netted the fourth of Arsenal’s five goals against a hapless Everton. The 30-year-old won the 2018/19 Premier League Golden Boot award with 22 goals, tying with Liverpool stars Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane last season. And he kicked off the new campaign in style by scoring the winning goal against Newcastle. He will be crucial to Arsenal’s season once again. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened his account for the new season at Newcastle Getty Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.'

Andy Lonergan in line for Liverpool debut after Adrian injured by fan during UEFA Super Cup celebrations

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Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian could miss the clash against Southampton on Saturday after a collision with a pitch invader. Jurgen Klopp says the Spaniard was injured during the post-match celebrations after he had been the penalty shootout hero in the
'Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian could miss the clash against Southampton on Saturday after a collision with a pitch invader. Jurgen Klopp says the Spaniard was injured during the post-match celebrations after he had been the penalty shootout hero in the Super Cup win over Chelsea. Adrian was the hero in Liverpool’s Super Cup win over Chelsea on Wednesday night Getty Images - Getty “A supporter jumped over something, slipped and kicked his ankle. It is swollen but we have to see,” Klopp said. With number one Alisson out injured, Klopp will be forced to turn to Andy Lonergan or Caoimhin Kelleher. Lonergan, 35, signed for the Reds only last week on a short-team deal as cover having left Middlesbrough in the summer. Kelleher, 20, is highly rated by the club but has been suffering with an injury and is not at peak fitness ahead of Saturday’s trip to St Mary’s. When asked if Lonergan is ready to face Southampton, Klopp responded: “Yes. If we have to make a decision, then we make a decision. “Caoimhin is a boy we are all excited about. He’s now in training, but not 100 per cent yet. He has to be in training today, then we will see.”'

Arsenal fan group announce plans to improve atmosphere at Emirates with new chants and a drum

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An Arsenal fan group are attempting to create a ‘hostile’ atmosphere at the Emirates ahead of their first home match of the season. The Gunners have long been criticised for their lack of noise at their own stadium since they moved from Highbury in
'An Arsenal fan group are attempting to create a ‘hostile’ atmosphere at the Emirates ahead of their first home match of the season. The Gunners have long been criticised for their lack of noise at their own stadium since they moved from Highbury in 2006. Arsenal play Burnley in their first home match of the season on Saturday Getty Images - Getty The Ashburton Army have been in discussions with the club about plans to create more noise at the ground on matchdays. They encouraged Arsenal fans to ‘not be shy’ and get involved and they will also bring a drum to the games. The supporter group said it will be trialled for four home games, starting with the Premier League match against Burnley on Saturday, which is live on talkSPORT. The Arsenal fan group are trying to create a better atmosphere at the Emirates Getty Images - Getty The statement read: “Saturday is a huge game for Arsenal, the first home game of the season vs Burnley meaning it is vital we kick off our home fixtures with a win. Due to this, we encourage all fans to bring your voices and make the noise. “After going back and forth with Arsenal discussing our ideas and our plans, the Ashburton Army have been provided with a booking form to ensure we’re all seated together in the ground, we will be located at the back of block 26. “This will act as a guideline of the type of noise we expect to generate for fans to follow. When we make noise, help us out to make it louder. Official statement for Ashburton Army on plans for Burnley at home. Please retweet. #AshburtonArmy pic.twitter.com/JQXJVtbPua — ArsenalChants (@ChantsFc) August 14, 2019 “Following a few of our talks, we have also been provided the drum on a trial basis for the first four fixtures of the home season. The first game it is being trialled is in fact Saturday. The drum will be used correctly and not used for white noise, we ensure the balance of drumming and chanting will be perfect. “When you hear the drum to a chant, please get involved, don’t shy down from the prospect of it. We want to make it work and ensure it is a weekly thing to create a hostility atmosphere for not only the bigger games but also the lesser teams. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCHASING GLORY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHugo Lloris calls for less talk, more action in Tottenham’s trophy hunt\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRESULTS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tEuropa League qualifying: Wolves and Rangers safely through, Aberdeen out\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tpraise mee like i should\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMee lauds 'honourable' Tarkowski after defender stayed at Burnley\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tOUR TIME\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMoussa Sissoko exclusive: Tottenham ‘deserve’ to win a trophy, hopefully this year\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWATCH\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLaLiga matches to be free-to-air on UK TV as Spanish league agree last-minute deal\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tnew season\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tIs Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona on TV? Details for LaLiga opener\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tvarcical\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAdrian was clearly off his line before penalty save, so why didn't VAR intervene?\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'i'm happy for him'\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPellegrini wanted to keep Liverpool Super Cup hero Adrian at West Ham\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t “Being twelfth man is a necessity in football, without supporters, football is nothing so please help us out in turning the Emirates in to a place teams do not want to go to. “The Ashburton Army have been working hard to ensure we are ready for the upcoming season, this includes chants and how to use the drum correctly. Please allow us to introduce what we have planned. “As most of you are aware, the concourses pre-game are incredible and was a stepping stone in the long term project of what we wanted to achieve. We noticed that people would come to the concourse but not keep the same intensity during the game.” \t \t\t \t\t\t LIVE on talkSPORT \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\ttalkSPORT is your home of live football! Here's what's coming up this week..\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t Huddersfield Town vs Fulham (Friday, 7.45pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) –  talkSPORT Sunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) –  talkSPORT Reading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) –  talkSPORT 2 \t\t \t \t Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.'

Burnley captain Ben Mee praises ‘honourable’ James Tarkowski after defender opted to stay at Turf Moor amid Leicester interest

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Burnley captain Ben Mee has praised James Tarkowski’s attitude after the defender rebuffed interest from Leicester to stay at Turf Moor. Following Harry Maguire’s move to Manchester United, King Power chiefs turned to Tarkowski as the replacement,
'Burnley captain Ben Mee has praised James Tarkowski’s attitude after the defender rebuffed interest from Leicester to stay at Turf Moor. Following Harry Maguire’s move to Manchester United, King Power chiefs turned to Tarkowski as the replacement, while Wolves were also believed to be interested in the England international. Tarkowski’s attitude has been praised by Mee getty images Clarets boss Sean Dyche praised Tarkowski for his performance in last weekend’s 3-0 victory over Southampton, and Mee has been impressed by his centre-back partner’s reaction. “You never know what can happen,” said Mee. “Obviously there was a lot of talk around Tarky. I’ve said to him, ‘I’m glad you’ve stayed.’ He focused really well and he showed that on Saturday. “He had the attitude of what will be, will be. He never once stepped out of line. You see other players at other clubs, you hear about something and they can go a bit off the rails. He’s stuck to it and trained really well and stuck with the group. He’s fully focused on playing for us.” Tarkowski stepped into Michael Keane’s boots when he left Turf Moor for Everton two years ago and has formed a strong partnership with Mee. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tOUR TIME\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMoussa Sissoko exclusive: Tottenham ‘deserve’ to win a trophy, hopefully this year\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWATCH\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLaLiga matches to be free-to-air on UK TV as Spanish league agree last-minute deal\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tnew season\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tIs Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona on TV? Details for LaLiga opener\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tvarcical\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAdrian was clearly off his line before penalty save, so why didn't VAR intervene?\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'i'm happy for him'\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPellegrini wanted to keep Liverpool Super Cup hero Adrian at West Ham\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tplea\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKick it out issue 'call to action' on social media companies following Abraham abuse\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'mockery'\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLiverpool vs Spurs final made a 'mockery' of Champions League name, says McCoist\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tDeadly duo\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLiverpool legends confirmed as Ultimate Team Icons\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGAMEDAY COUNTDOWN\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tArsenal duo '100 per cent ready', Liverpool star in running for top award\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tVAN THE MAN\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tVan Dijk makes final UEFA shortlist for top prize along with Messi and Ronaldo\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPAPER TALK\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNeville predicts Salah exit, Man United doubts over Fernandes, plus more\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKOP HERO\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t‘Klopp is already a Liverpool legend,' the manager's best mate tells talkSPORT\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Both men were mentioned as possible England internationals during Burnley’s brilliant season in 2017-18, when they finished seventh, with Tarkowski winning two caps. “We’ve done well over the last couple of seasons and hopefully long may that continue and he can be here and we can build the partnership even stronger,” said Mee. Tarkowski was put on standby for the World Cup in Russia but pulled out to have a hernia operation. He then needed surgery for a second time last November, sitting out a month of the season, and has been out of the England picture since. But England boss Gareth Southgate has been a regular visitor to Turf Moor over the past two seasons and, with goalkeeper Nick Pope now fit and first choice again, Tarkowski will hope to catch the eye. Mee became Burnley’s club captain this season “I hope they can look at him and see what he can do and he can get back in there,” said Mee. “I know he was disappointed not to be in and around it the last couple of times. A few good performances and I’m sure he will (get back in).” Burnley struggled last season after beginning their campaign early in the Europa League but they showed the benefits of a full pre-season with a fine opening performance against Saints. Tarkowski was targeted by Leicester after Maguire was sold Getty Images - Getty They will try to end a run of eight successive defeats against Arsenal when they travel to the Emirates on Saturday, with games against Wolves and Liverpool also to come before the first international break. “It’s only one game in but we’re determined to show everyone what we can do and how much we do deserve to be in this league,” said Mee, who was given the captain’s armband on a permanent basis following the departure of Tom Heaton. “We want to better last year, obviously, and be more consistent in our season. If we have the same sort of year as we did the back end of last season, we’ll have a good season.” LIVE on talkSPORT talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up this week… Huddersfield Town vs Fulham (Friday, 7.45pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) –  talkSPORT Sunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) –  talkSPORT Reading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.'

Moussa Sissoko EXCLUSIVE: This Tottenham team ‘deserves’ to win a trophy, hopefully we do it this year

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Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has exclusively told talkSPORT he believes his team ‘deserves’ to win a trophy and will be aiming to finally do so this year. Despite enduring a rough start to life at Spurs, the Frenchman came good last season
'Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has exclusively told talkSPORT he believes his team ‘deserves’ to win a trophy and will be aiming to finally do so this year. Despite enduring a rough start to life at Spurs, the Frenchman came good last season and is now a key figure in one of the Premier League’s strongest sides. Moussa Sissoko insists 2019/20 can be the end of Tottenham’s trophy drought Getty The club last won a trophy over a decade ago when they lifted the League Cup in 2008 and, unsurprisingly, no members of the XI that beat Chelsea that day remain with them today. Now, Tottenham have an entirely new team under Mauricio Pochettino who have come close in recent title races, but are still yet to claim silverware after being beaten in the Champions League final last season. Speaking of the desire to win trophies ahead of talkSPORT’s live and exclusive commentary of Manchester City vs Spurs on Saturday, Sissoko told talkSPORT’s James Savundra: “It’s not just now. “Even last year or the year before, that’s what we wanted to achieve, but we didn’t do it. Sissoko got a taste of trophy lifting with the pre-season Audi Cup win Getty “But I think [for] a few years now the team is doing a great job and we are always close to winning something and it’s always painful to lose near the end. “I think this club and this team deserves to win something, so hopefully we can do it this year. “We said it every season now and we’re always missing something, so hopefully this year will be a good one, we’ll have a great season altogether with a lot of success at the end.” Following last year’s crushing final defeat to Liverpool, Spurs have been active in the transfer market. Deadline day recruitments of Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon should prove to be interesting additions to the team, with earlier-signed Tanguy Ndombele already making his presence felt. Tanguy Ndombele scored the crucial equalised as Tottenham came from 1-0 down to beat Villa 3-1 on Saturday AFP or licensors Sissoko continued: “For Tanguy I think it was an amazing afternoon last Saturday. “We won the first game, he played well, he scored, so everything was great. “He played with a lot of quality. I think he showed it when he was in France and then he showed it for his first game. “And now everyday he has more confidence and I think that will be good for him and for us. “He came here to add something to the team and I’m sure he will do it during the season.” \t \t\t \t\t\t LIVE on talkSPORT \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\ttalkSPORT is your home of live football! Here's what's coming up this week..\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t Huddersfield Town vs Fulham (Friday, 7.45pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) –  talkSPORT Sunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) –  talkSPORT Reading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) –  talkSPORT 2 \t\t \t \t Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.'

LaLiga matches to be shown free-to-air on ITV in the UK as Spanish league agree last-minute deal ahead of Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona

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LaLiga have agreed a deal which will see matches from the beginning of the 2019/20 season broadcast live on ITV in the UK and Ireland. The new campaign begins with Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona on Friday night, with the game being shown on ITV4 and
'LaLiga have agreed a deal which will see matches from the beginning of the 2019/20 season broadcast live on ITV in the UK and Ireland. The new campaign begins with Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona on Friday night, with the game being shown on ITV4 and the online ITV Hub. Messi will be in action on Friday night Getty Images - Getty It was announced on Thursday that one game from each of the first three match days will be shown live with a weekly highlights show of the entire league also available. The full schedule for the first three weeks of the season is as follows: Match day 1: Friday 16th August – Athletic Club vs. FC Barcelona – 8pm BST Match day 2: Sunday 25th August – FC Barcelona vs. Real Betis – 8pm BST Match day 3: Sunday 1st September – Villarreal CF vs. Real Madrid – 8pm BST Madrid take on Villarreal on week three Getty Images - Getty It is as yet unknown whether more games will follow in a further deal throughout the season. In 2018/19, ITV picked up coverage alongside Premier Sports when streaming service Eleven Sports had to renegotiate their deal midway through the campaign.'

Nate Diaz smokes joint at UFC 241 open workout, Conor McGregor hits man in pub, Francis Ngannou to star in Fast and Furious 9

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talkSPORT.com brings you a round up of all the biggest news and gossip from the world of UFC… Octagon to silver screen Francis Ngannou has made a major impact in the UFC and will be looking to have a similar impact when he turns his hand to acting.
'talkSPORT.com brings you a round up of all the biggest news and gossip from the world of UFC… Octagon to silver screen Francis Ngannou has made a major impact in the UFC and will be looking to have a similar impact when he turns his hand to acting. The fearsome heavyweight is set to join the cast of the ninth Fast & Furious film due out on May 22, 2020. Francis Ngannou is set to make his acting debut getty WWE superstar John Cena and actor Vin Diesel will also be in the cast of the newest film. The Cameroon knockout artist has enjoyed a dominant 2019 so ,far with knockout wins over former world champions Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos. Cheap shot Conor McGregor is understood to have spoken to police about his role in an assault in Dublin. The Irishman was seen in the Marble Arch pub in the Irish capital on April 6 and was lining up glasses on the bar for everyone to have some of his Proper Twelve whiskey. One man sitting at the bar is thought to have refused the offer of a drink. The Irish fighter is believed to have spoken to detectives over the assault report, but was not formally arrested over the matter. A file has been passed by police to Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions to make a decision over whether to charge the star. A Garda spokesman said: “(We) are investigating an incident at a pub in Drimnagh, Dublin, on April 6. “No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing.” Cat cut Cat Zingano has been released from the UFC. Zingano, a former bantamweight title contender, is no longer part of the roster having been with the company since 2013, fighting seven times. She has not fought since losing to Megan Anderson in her featherweight debut at UFC 232 in December 2018, where she was toe poked in the eye and unable to continue. “I didn’t want to take the ultimatum this time,” Zingano said in her statement. Former title contender Cat Zingano released from the UFC ( @DamonMartin ) https://t.co/tNcUoYOrpW pic.twitter.com/vwHfleg69X — MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 14, 2019 “So I guess you can say it was mutual. I had a project that was very, very important to me, and to the MMA community and fans, and I needed to put me, my son, my training and that first before I had anything to give to the UFC,” she added. “It’s shitty timing, but it happens, and I’m still a fighter and ready to fuck shit up.” Her career has seen wins over the likes of Meisha Tate and Amanda Nunes, before losing to Ronda Rousey in 14 seconds in 2015. Lighting up Nate Diaz lit up a marijuana cigarette on stage during the UFC 241 open workouts. The welterweight returns to action this Saturday after a three-and-a-half year hiatus, as he takes on Anthony Pettis in the co-main event. Nate Diaz lit one up for the people at open workouts #UFC241 pic.twitter.com/JnbQq4RPzQ — Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) August 15, 2019 A huge fan favourite, the 30-fight veteran was warmly received, before he proceeded to casually share his smoke with some of the crowd and then walked away to shadow box. FULL STORY'

Virgil van Dijk makes final three-man shortlist alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for 2018/19 UEFA Player of the Year Awards

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Virgil van Dijk joins Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year prize. The players were selected from an initial choice of ten after scoring the most points in the voting system. It shows just how
'Virgil van Dijk joins Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year prize. The players were selected from an initial choice of ten after scoring the most points in the voting system. Virgil van Dijk made the final three-man shortlist Getty Images - Getty It shows just how good the final candidates performed, when you consider those left out included Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling. To decide, a panel of 80 coaches from clubs that competed in the group stages of the Champions League and Europa League, along with 55 journalists chosen by European Sports Media, get to make the call. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPAPER TALK\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNeville predicts Salah exit, Man United doubts over Fernandes, plus more\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKOP HERO\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t‘Klopp is already a Liverpool legend,' the manager's best mate tells talkSPORT\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tbury bad situation\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMan United and Man City urged to help Bury by local MP\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tready to play\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tEmery provides update on Ozil and Kolasinac amid gang threats\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\ton his way?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGary Neville predicts when Mohamed Salah will leave Liverpool\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNOT GOOD ENOUGH\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe reason why Man United scrapped plans to sign Bruno Fernandes\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tVERDICT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHow Man United can be in title mix despite playing inferior football to rivals\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tmeant to be\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHow Man United legend immediately knew Harry Maguire was 'made' for the club\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t In their respective lists, the first choice player is marked down with five points, second place receives three and the final selection gets one. The award will be presented at the 2019/20 Champions League group stage draw ceremony in Monaco on August 29. Messi also makes the list after scoring 51 goals in 50 games and winning La Liga Getty Images - Getty Real Madrid midfielder  Luka Modric was the winner last year  after his starring role in helping Croatia reach the World Cup final but doesn’t get a look in this time after a poor 2018/19 campaign. Van Dijk is favourite for the honour after an outstanding season for both club and country. The Dutchman was voted PFA Player of the Year and helped Liverpool keep 22 clean sheets in the Premier League, the most in Europe’s six top leagues. \t \t\t \t\t\t LIVE on talkSPORT \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up this week… Huddersfield Town vs Fulham (Friday, 7.45pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) –  talkSPORT Sunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) –  talkSPORT Reading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) –  talkSPORT 2 \t\t \t \t His side were narrowly pipped to the title by Manchester City, but he was instrumental in helping The Reds win a sixth Champions League title, and he finished runner-up to Portugal in the inaugural UEFA Nations League. On Wednesday, he added the Super Cup to his collection, as Liverpool edged Chelsea 5-4 on penalties. Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.'