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  • 'Slavery' practice that threatens England boss

    'Slavery' practice that threatens England boss

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    'Slavery' practice that threatens England boss

    The issue of third-party ownership (TPO) of top footballers hit the headlines on Tuesday after England manager Sam Allardyce was apparently caught explaining how to dodge the rules imposed by his employer, the Football Association (FA). The practice is shrouded by complicated contracts and secrecy, but has been blamed for some of the ills afflicting the modern game, leading top officials to brand it "slavery" and FIFA to outlaw it completely last year. In the traditional model, player …

  • Rodgers urges Celtic to have belief against City

    Rodgers urges Celtic to have belief against City

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    Rodgers urges Celtic to have belief against City

    Brendan Rodgers concedes Celtic were too passive in their thrashing against Barcelona and does not expect to see the same versus Man City. …

  • Wenger warns against complacency ahead of Basel clash

    Wenger warns against complacency ahead of Basel clash

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    Wenger warns against complacency ahead of Basel clash

    Arsenal must guard against complacency against dark horses FC Basel in their Champions League clash, manager Arsene Wenger said, as the Premier League side look to secure their first victory in the competition this season. The Swiss champions, who drew 1-1 against Ludogorets in their opening group fixture, have tasted defeat just once in 10 Champions League matches against English teams, and are unbeaten in 12 games this season. "They have beaten everybody in England - Man United, Chelsea and …

  • Rodgers has made same impact as Guardiola - Brown

    Rodgers has made same impact as Guardiola - Brown

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    Rodgers has made same impact as Guardiola - Brown

    Scott Brown says Brendan Rodgers' changes at Celtic are making a difference, similar to Pep Guardiola's effect at Manchester City. …

  • No fear for Gladbach against Messi-less Barca

    No fear for Gladbach against Messi-less Barca

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    No fear for Gladbach against Messi-less Barca

    Borussia Monchengladbach coach Andre Schubert says his side have nothing to fear against a Barcelona team shorn of the injured Lionel Messi for Wednesday's Champions League clash. Barcelona opened their assault on Europe a fortnight ago with a 7-0 drubbing of Celtic at the Camp Nou while the Germans suffered a 4-0 defeat at Pep Guardiola's Manchester City. Schubert's new deal, announced on Tuesday, is recognition for steering Gladbach from bottom of the Bundesliga when he took over in …