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FA abuse inquiry chief 'in counselling'

The man leading the independent investigation into historical child sex abuse in football has received counselling to deal with the traumatic evidence he has heard. Barrister Clive Sheldon QC was asked by the Football Association to look into the scandal last year, following a series of allegations from former players. So far he has met with 15 victims, and – ...

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Report: Furious Conte looking for Batshuayi upgrade in January

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi appears to be playing on borrowed time. Incensed by his side’s performance in a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, Blues boss Antonio Conte dressed down his troops, according to the Telegraph’s Matt Law, and identified weaknesses in the squad – Batshuayi chief among them. Now Conte will reportedly look to replace the Belgian ...

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Foster injured 'playing with son in garden'

West Brom keeper Ben Foster injured his knee playing with his son in the garden, boss Tony Pulis said after he missed Monday’s 1-1 draw at Leicester. Pulis said it was “an enormous worry” and was awaiting the result of a scan to determine the extent of the problem. “There was no way in a million years we were going ...

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West Brom's Foster misses Leicester match after garden gaffe

West Bromwich Albion‘s Ben Foster missed Monday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, and for the first-choice shot-stopper, the reason for his absence was hardly of the garden variety. Well, that’s not exactly true after Baggies boss Tony Pulis confirmed post-match that the eight-time capped English international did not suit up after injuring his knee whilst ...

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Lovren claims Lukaku kicked him in face

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren accused Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku of deliberately kicking him in the face in Saturday’s Premier League match. The pair were involved in a clash shortly before half-time in the 0-0 draw at Anfield, with Lovren left rolling on the floor holding his face. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said he thought Lukaku “maybe” deserved a red ...

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Leicester City 1-1 West Bromwich Albion

Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare said giving Riyad Mahrez a “kick up the backside” had paid off as the Algerian’s first goal of the season rescued a point against West Bromwich Albion. Nacer Chadli’s sublime free-kick – West Brom’s only shot on target – looked set to earn the Baggies a hard-earned win in a game short on quality. But ...

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Combined XI: Real Madrid vs. Tottenham

Since the European Cup was rebranded with a new moniker in 1992, Real Madrid has won the Champions League on six occasions for a total of 12 top-tier continental triumphs. During that same spell, Tottenham reached the tournament’s knockout phase just once before bowing out to the heavyweights from the Spanish capital in the quarter-finals of the 2010-11 installment. Seven ...

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I feel sympathy for Ashley – Waddle

Former Newcastle United winger Chris Waddle says he “feels some sympathy” for Mike Ashley, who has put the Premier League club up for sale. Ashley has been a divisive figure since taking over in 2007, with some fans protesting against the businessman for much of the past decade. The Magpies have twice been relegated from the Premier League under Ashley. ...

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RB Leipzig CEO didn't expect teams to trigger Keita's buyout clause

RB Leipzig‘s CEO admitted that a deal to sell Naby Keita to Liverpool wouldn’t have come to fruition if it wasn’t for the buyout clause in the Guinea international’s contract. A €55-million release clause was included in Keita’s contract upon his arrival from Red Bull Salzburg in 2016. The 22-year-old then exceeded expectations and helped guide Leipzig to an unexpected ...

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Eighth-tier Hyde host MK Dons in FA Cup

Media playback is not supported on this device Northern Premier League Division One North side Hyde United will host League One team MK Dons in the first round of the FA Cup next month. Hyde, who play in the eighth tier of English football, beat Scarborough Athletic in the final qualifying round. Isthmian League North Division side Heybridge Swifts, also ...

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