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How fear is stopping struggling teams going for victories

How fear is stopping struggling teams going for victories

There is a common theme with most of the teams in the bottom half of the Premier League – they appear to be so afraid of losing, that they do not even try to win. It is only Crystal Palace and, in the past couple of weeks, West Ham who seem to have been willing […]

Palace midfielder Puncheon on weapon charge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jason Puncheon was held in the early hours of Sunday A Crystal Palace footballer has been charged with carrying a weapon after a fight near a Surrey nightclub. Midfielder Jason Puncheon was arrested after the disturbance near the Mishiko bar on Church Street, Reigate. The 31-year-old was arrested in […]

Which two Man City players make Garth’s team of the week? Plus pick your own

Manchester City’s imperious form continued with another hugely impressive win for the runaway Premier League leaders at the weekend. Pep Guardiola’s side showed no signs of relenting in their pursuit of the title, and they swept Tottenham aside 4-1 at Etihad Stadium. Manchester United remain 11 points behind in second place after they held off […]

Biggest win? Most common result? Celtic’s 69-game record run in numbers

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Will Facebook or Amazon bid for Premier League rights?

Image copyright Getty Images The next round of Premier League football television rights are up for grabs and there appears to be all to play for, with a number of potential new entrants poised to step into the bidding battle. The league is seeking an increase on the current £5.14bn television deal which entails 168 […]

Man City to discuss new Guardiola deal in summer

Media playback is not supported on this device Man City ‘one of the best teams ever’ Manchester City will hold contract talks with manager Pep Guardiola in the summer as they aim to build a dynasty to rival that of Manchester United. United won eight of the first 11 Premier Leagues titles under former manager […]

Analysis: How fear is stopping struggling teams going for victories

Analysis: How fear is stopping struggling teams going for victories

There is a common theme with most of the teams in the bottom half of the Premier League – they appear to be so afraid of losing, that they do not even try to win. It is only Crystal Palace and, in the past couple of weeks, West Ham who seem to have been willing […]

Which two Man City players make Garth’s team of the week? Plus pick your own

Manchester City’s imperious form continued with another hugely impressive win for the runaway Premier League leaders at the weekend. Pep Guardiola’s side showed no signs of relenting in their pursuit of the title, and they swept Tottenham aside 4-1 at Etihad Stadium. Manchester United remain 11 points behind in second place after they held off […]

Celtic’s 69-game unbeaten run may never be beaten, says Rodgers after defeat

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Heart of Midlothian 4-0 Celtic Celtic’s 69-game unbeaten domestic run, ended emphatically by Hearts on Sunday, may never be surpassed, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. The Tynecastle side hammered Celtic 4-0, inflicting their first defeat by a Scottish opponent since May 2016. As it happened: Hearts […]

Griezmann apologises after painting himself black for fancy-dress party

Griezmann apologises after painting himself black for fancy-dress party

Griezmann deleted the photo from his Twitter account before posting an apology Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann has apologised after initially telling his social media followers to “calm down” in response to outrage he sparked by painting himself black as part of a fancy-dress outfit. Griezmann tweeted a photo of himself dressed as […]

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