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Football News Roundup – July 22, 2017

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Football News Roundup – July 21, 2017

  • Samba signs for Villa
    Veteran Congo international defender Christopher Samba has signed a one-year deal with Aston Villa after impressing manager Steve Bruce on a trial.
  • Myths: Home advantage?
    They often say a team has home advantage - but is there such a thing? We've checked every league result since 1888 to bust the myth...
  • Whelan leaves Stoke for Villa
    Aston Villa have signed midfielder Glenn Whelan from Stoke.
  • 'No plan for PL games abroad'
    The Premier League chairman insists there is no plan to play a 39th fixture abroad, despite top-flight clubs' interest.
  • WATCH: Who is Notts County's No 8?
    Kevin Nolan was keeping tight-lipped about Notts County's No 8 following their pre-season defeat to city rivals Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.
  • United youth lead in top flight
    Manchester United academy products played more than twice as many Premier League minutes than any other side in last season's Premier League, according to a Press Association Sport study.
  • Friendlies: Everton ease to win
    Everton continued their pre-season preparations with a comfortable 3-0 win over Dutch opponents FC Twente on Wednesday.
  • King Power claims 'untrue'
    Leicester City's owners have been backed by Thailand airport authorities as they face a corruption claim in their homeland.
  • Shakespeare pleased with Mahrez
    Craig Shakespeare praised Riyad Mahrez's attitude after he scored in Leicester's Premier League Asia Trophy meeting with West Brom.
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20Jul/17Off

Football News Roundup – July 20, 2017

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Football News Roundup – July 19, 2017

  • Friendlies: Villa held by Walsall
    John Terry played 68 minutes as Aston Villa were held to a goalless draw by Walsall on Tuesday night.
  • Villa set to sign Elmohamady
    Aston Villa are set to complete the transfer of Ahmed Elmohamady from Hull City within the next 48 hours, Sky sources understand.
  • Birmingham interested in Elphick
    Birmingham City are interested in signing defender Tommy Elphick from Aston Villa, Sky sources understand.
  • Myths: Scored too early?
    They often say a team scored too early - but does scoring an early opening goal reduce the chances of winning? We've checked Opta data to bust the myth...
  • LA Galaxy want Cole stay
    LA Galaxy are hoping to keep hold of Ashley Cole and are monitoring Zlatan Ibrahimovic following his Manchester United release.
  • Suliman: Asian kids can do it
    England U19 hero Easah Suliman hopes his success allows other Asian youngsters to believe that they too can realise their football dreams.
  • Pulis defends Rodriguez record
    Tony Pulis hopes new signing Jay Rodriguez can answer West Brom's woes in front of goal, despite the striker's injury record.
  • Huth facing two months out
    Robert Huth will miss Leicester City's start to the season after being ruled out for up to two months following ankle surgery.
  • Who's travelled farthest?
    The pre-season friendly schedule is underway for Premier League clubs - but which team will travel the farthest?
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18Jul/17Off

Football News Roundup – July 18, 2017

  • Villa activate Elmohamady clause
    Aston Villa have activated a release clause in the contract of Hull City's Ahmed Elmohamady, Sky sources understand.
  • Cole open to Birmingham move
    Ashley Cole would consider a move to Birmingham City, according to Sky sources.
  • Hume weighing up India offers
    Iain Hume is weighing up his options after receiving several offers to return to the Indian Super League [ISL], Sky sources understand.
  • New Premier League kits
    What does your club's new kit look like for next season?
  • Briggs ready for Jose
    Record-breaking English coach Mark Briggs is in the dugout as Real Salt Lake face Manchester United on Monday evening. Adam Bate caught up with him to find out how he went from West Brom via Denmark to become a success story in the States...
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17Jul/17Off

Football News Roundup – July 17, 2017

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16Jul/17Off

Football News Roundup – July 16, 2017

  • Terry named Villa captain
    John Terry has been appointed as the new captain of Aston Villa.
  • Terry's defeat as Villa captain
    John Terry has been appointed as the captain of Aston Villa - but the former Chelsea hero's first outing in new colours ended in defeat to League One Shrewsbury.
  • Huddlestone set for Derby return
    Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone looks set for a return to Derby after his former club activated his release clause.
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15Jul/17Off

Football News Roundup – July 15, 2017

  • Villa agree Johnstone loan
    Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone will be back at Aston Villa for the 2017/18 season after agreeing a season-long loan deal.
  • Birmingham complete N'Doye deal
    Birmingham have signed 31-year-old Senegal midfielder Cheikh N’Doye on a two-year contract.
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14Jul/17Off

Football News Roundup – July 14, 2017

  • Leicester owners face second suit
    A Thai anti-graft (anti-corruption) official will file a 17-billion-baht (£386m) lawsuit against King Power International, his second case against the company that owns Premier League football club Leicester City, he said on Thursday.
  • A big season for...
    The new Premier League season is drawing closer and this week we are examining which players have a point to prove in 2017/18. In the fourth of our five-part series we pick out five men in the spotlight, from Raheem Sterling to Eden Hazard.
  • Premier League transfers rated
    We look towards the new Sky Sports Fantasy Football pricing list to see how highly the Premier League signings so far are rated.
  • Roma keen on Mahrez
    Serie A club Roma want to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester and have contacted the player's agent, according to Sky in Italy.
  • Friendlies: Ince nets on debut
    Thomas Ince scored the winner on his debut as Huddersfield Town beat Accrington Stanley1-0 in their first pre-season friendly.
  • WATCH: Cobbler sings Toploader
    Footballers are not usually known for their singing skills but check out Northampton Town signing Billy Waters in his initiation ceremony in front of his new Cobblers colleagues during pre-season in Spain.
  • Wage rises analysed
    Premier League revenues may have hit record levels - but player wages are soaring, too, reveals a study into football finances. 
  • Asia Trophy guide
    The Premier League Asia Trophy 2017 kicks off on July 19 - but what is it and which players will be involved?
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12Jul/17Off

Football News Roundup – July 12, 2017

  • Villa outspent champions Leicester
    Leicester achieved their sensational Premier League title win in 2015/16 with a smaller wage bill than relegated Aston Villa, a new report has revealed.
  • New Championship kits
    What does your club's new kit look like for next season?
  • Villa close on Johnstone
    Aston Villa are close to agreeing a deal to re-sign goalkeeper Sam Johnstone on loan from Manchester United, according to Sky sources.
  • Ulloa close on Leicester deal
    Leonardo Ulloa is on the verge of signing a new contract with Leicester, six months after handing in a transfer request, according to Sky sources.
  • A big season for Ozil and others
    The new Premier League season is drawing closer and this week we are examining which players have a point to prove in 2017/18. In the second of our five-part series we pick out five men in the spotlight, from Riyad Mahrez to Jose Fonte...
  • Shakespeare keen to keep Gray
    Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has held talks with Demarai Gray over his future and wants the winger to stay at the club.
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