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A fit Finn Russell is key to Scotland’s Six Nations chances says Wright

Scotland must do everything they can to keep Finn Russell out of harm’s way if they want to mount a credible challenge for Six Nations glory, according to former prop Peter Wright.


Aston Villa player sparks injury fears with worrying picture

Aston Villa teenager Louie Barry shared an update to his Instagram account on Thursday which showed the striker's foot in a protective boot with a pair of crutches rested next to him


Forget Rodriguez: £18m-rated Everton man with 14 ball recoveries was Ancelotti's star – opinion

Andre Gomes was Carlo Ancelotti’s true hero against Leicester City as the Everton midfielder stepped up to fill the void left by Abdoulaye Doucoure.


Everton fans vent their frustration in replies to Dominic Calvert-Lewin's tweet

It was a mixed bag of emotions for many loyal Everton fans after last night’s 1-1 stalemate with Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City. Summer signing James Rodriguez stole the show with a scintillating curled effort from just outside of the box finding its way into the back of the net. However, the second half whittled down even the staunchest of optimistic Toffees into frustration as a sloppy error from Jordan Pickford gifted an equaliser to...


Jose Mourinho v Jurgen Klopp: A history of sly digs, mind-games and grudging respect

The two managers lock horns again on Thursday night when Tottenham take on Liverpool in a big game in the battle for the title


Arsenal issue early team news and injury updates ahead of Manchester United fixture

The early team news as Man Utd prepare to face Arsenal in the Premier League fixture this weekend.


Southampton fans rubbish Edin Dzeko transfer links

Many Southampton fans have reacted to a report from Il Romanista claiming that the Saints made an offer to bring wantaway Roma striker Edin Dzeko to St Mary’s. The Bosnian is looking for a way out of the Serie A club after a fallout with manager Paulo Fonesca, although it is claimed the 34-year-old has rejected a move to the English south coast. The former Manchester City man, who won the Premier League twice during his time in England, is...


How Thomas Tuchel's tactical approach at Chelsea will be an upgrade on Frank Lampard's

Chelsea's decision to replace Lampard with Thomas Tuchel was based on so much more than results


West Ham prepare 'fresh move' for Youssef En-Nesyri

West Ham are still without a second senior striker after allowing Sebastian Haller to leave earlier this month and are preparing a ‘fresh move’ for Youssef En-Nesyri, according to The Mirror. The Hammers had seemingly made the Sevilla marksman their number one priority earlier this month after a relatively scattergun approach towards finding a replacement for Haller. However, with reports of rejected bids and a steep asking price, it seemed as...


Dragons announce signing of Wales international Will Rowlands from Wasps

The move has been finalised as the Welsh region make a big singing for next season with the acquisition of a man who has really impressed in the English Premiership


Cornish Olympic champion hopes to make history as first mum on Team GB

Helen Glover is hoping to become the first mother to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics this summer


Birmingham City's academy set-up to lose another key figure to Sunderland

Birmingham City are applying for Category One status at a time when staff and players' parents are concerned about the future - the departure of this man won't help


Tottenham transfer news: Daniel Levy reluctant to allow Dele Alli to join PSG

The England international continues to be linked with a move to the French giants


“Guaranteeing goals” – Exclusive: Pundit reacts as West Ham eye “proven” 6 ft 4 striker move

Speaking exclusively with Football FanCast, Rob Lee has claimed that West ham United would be “guaranteeing goals” by signing Roma striker Edin Dzeko.


Thomas Tuchel press conference LIVE! New Chelsea boss on transfer plans, Havertz & Werner, Wolves draw & more

Welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Thomas Tuchel’s first press conference as the new Chelsea manager. Frank Lampard was sensationally sacked by Roman Abramovich on Monday morning, with the Chelsea legend given his marching orders after a poor run of results. Lampard also struggled to coax performances from summer signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, with the German duo flattering to deceive as Chelsea’s hopes of Champions League...


Rafa Benitez £2m signing provides proof FSG need to make Liverpool January transfer

Rafa Benitez was forced into the transfer market for a defender and came up with a clever solution for Liverpool


Kevin Clancy Hibs and Rangers ref watch as Morelos, McGregor and a contentious penalty shout examined

The man in the middle certainly had some big decisions to ponder on an action-packed evening in Leith.


Man Utd demand action over racist abuse from 'anonymous mindless idiots'

Manchester United want the likes of Twitter and Instagram to "strengthen measures" to police their platforms.


Many Everton fans show gratitude after James Rodriguez goal

Everton’s social media team and many fans alike were united in their reflective praise on the shrewd acquisition of former Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez. The Colombian captured the limelight in last night’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City with a sensational solo goal which ensured the Toffees started on the front foot. The Foxes eventually equalised with a driven shot from Youri Tielemans, but Rodriguez oozed panache and technical...


Serie A club in 'pole position' to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers striker

Nuno has suggested the 23-year-old would remain at the club for the rest of the season, not heading back out on loan


Real Madrid Women make steps towards creating another rivalry with Barcelona

Welcome to the Real world. The first competitive game Real Madrid’s women’s team played ended with a 9-1 defeat against Barcelona in the clásico. If, that is, you could call it that, which many insisted you couldn’t and shouldn’t. If you could call them Real Madrid back then, and you couldn’t really do that yet either. Not officially, anyway. But that didn’t stop it hurting, striker Kosovare Asllani describing it as a “humiliation”, perhaps the...


Soccer-Barca out for revenge against Super Cup conquerors Bilbao

Soccer-Barca out for revenge against Super Cup conquerors Bilbao


Sam Foley set to leave St Mirren as club eyes new signings

St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin is working on bringing in two new players as Sam...


Mikel Arteta admits permanent Martin Odegaard transfer is 'down to two things'

The Real Madrid midfielder has joined the Gunners on loan for the remainder of the season and has been handed the No.11 shirt, following Mesut Ozil's move to Fenerbahce


Expert provides key update on Virgil van Dijk's injury recovery

Liverpool have received potential good news regarding Virgil van Dijk’s fitness recovery, with an expert claiming his injury isn’t as serious as first feared. The 29-year-old has been absent for the Reds since the middle of October, having suffered cruciate ligament damage in the 2-2 draw away to Everton. Van Dijk may not play again this season, but a positive update has been provided by Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT. Speaking on 3CB Performance on...


Murray Davidson keen to build more momentum ahead of club's date with destiny

The St Johnstone midfielder has highlighted the importance of strong league form ahead of next month's cup final


Soccer-Arsenal unsure if Aubameyang will be ready to face Man Utd

Soccer-Arsenal unsure if Aubameyang will be ready to face Man Utd


Scottish football transfer LIVE: Simpson seals Ibrox deal, Hearts man in demand

All that’s happening in Scottish football on Thursday, January 28, 2021.


Arsenal transfer news: Juventus enter race to sign Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar

The France international was heavily linked with the Gunners last summer


Man City star Ilkay Gundogan launches charity campaign to support cafes and restaurants in Manchester

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has launched a charity campaign to boost struggling local businesses.


Jose Mourinho and Harry Kane should be thanking Roberto Firmino ahead of Liverpool clash

Harry Kane is contributing to every area for Jose Mourinho this season much like Roberto Firmino does for Jurgen Klopp


Mo Farah says Olympic athletes have been told they'll receive Covid-19 vaccine

Farah believes the Olympic Games will go ahead this summer, as he's been told athletes will get the vaccine in time


Ollie Watkins on ending his goal drought and what Aston Villa should have done against Burnley

Watkins went nine goals without scoring before finding the net in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle


Odegaard fighting losing battle with Messi comparison, says Arsenal boss Arteta

Mikel Arteta is excited by what Martin Odegaard can offer Arsenal but feels any comparisons to Lionel Messi are unhelpful.


Jose must unleash "unplayable" £36m-rated dynamo tonight, can be Spurs' game-changer - opinion

Jose Mourinho must unleash in-form Spurs midfielder Tanguy Ndombele on Liverpool in the Premier League this evening.


Sam Allardyce's transfer puzzle as clear West Brom problem endures

On the subject of bringing in a fresh defensive reinforcement, Allardyce was sceptical of his chances


Paul Scholes proved right after 'harsh' Man Utd opinion slammed by Rio Ferdinand

Paul Scholes didn't hold back with his assessment of Anthony Martial earlier in the season, and now it seems he has been proved right about the forward following a slump in form during the current campaign


Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits frustration at losing key player ahead of Liverpool clash

Jose Mourinho has admitted his frustration at losing a key player to injury who was rested for Monday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at Championship Wycombe. The Tottenham manager declined to name the individual concerned but Standard Sport understands Sergio Reguilon will miss Thursday's visit of Liverpool and the next few weeks with a muscle injury, despite being an unused substitute in the 4-1 win at Adams Park. "I'm not going to say [who] because...


'Disaster' - Match of the Day pundits give Manchester United verdict after Sheffield United loss

Manchester United lost 2-1 to the Blades in their Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Wednesday night and it has led to reaction aplenty including from the Match of the Day pundits.


Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy's shock decision to axe Liverpool's Harry Wilson and captain Sean Morrison and what happens next

Mick McCarthy's first Cardiff City line-up certainly caused a stir, but he gained a lot of praise from supporters for making some bold decisions


Thomas Tuchel relishing chance to work with N’Golo Kante at Chelsea after ‘many years’ attempting to sign him

Thomas Tuchel is thrilled to finally have the chance to coach N'Golo Kante after spending "many years" attempting to sign the Chelsea midfielder. The German took charge of his first game on Wednesday evening as Chelsea were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Wolves at Stamford Bridge. Kante was not able to feature due to injury but Tuchel still paid special mention to the French World Cup winner. READ MORE: Can Tuchel deliver the Chelsea...


Wolves target makes 'hugely important' Arsenal demand after £15m transfer bid

Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly had a bid of around £15m rejected for Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the summer and the Arsenal full-back reportedly wants to secure a move this month


Jurgen Klopp told his "naive" decision has already cost Liverpool Premier League title

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have endured terrible luck with injuries this term but their decision not to sign a defender has come back to haunt them


Is it the beginning of the end of Anthony Martial’s time at Old Trafford?

Is it the beginning of the end of Anthony Martial’s time at Old Trafford?


Why Conor McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier

For the first time in his career, Conor McGregor has been knocked out in the octagon. Here we’ll discuss how Dustin Poirier put on such a clinical performance. Poirier had set up his round 2 knock out by damaging McGregor’s calf in round 1 which had impacted him greatly. The calf kicks have been revolutionary in the sport of MMA which has become more popular in the past year or so. Poirier states in a post-fight interview that his coach, Mike...


Flabbergasted Ally McCoist suffers Alfredo Morelos malfunction as Rangers hero delivers 'doesn't learn' verdict

The Colombian netted the only goal of the game against Hibs but fans and pundits weren't talking up his neat finish after the final whistle.


Journalist claims Liverpool are in a "better situation" at centre-back

Liverpool find themselves in a “better situation” at centre-back, journalist Fabrizio Romano has cryptically revealed on the Here We Go podcast. The Reds have had a disastrous season in defence, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez both out for a long period and Joel Matip horribly injury-prone. It has left Fabinho playing at centre-back, with youngsters Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips drafted in at times, too. It looks as though no new...


Peter Crouch urges Harry Kane to stay at Spurs and ignore Real Madrid

Peter Crouch has warned Harry Kane that leaving North London in search of trophies may not be the sensible move, encouraging Tottenham's main man to cement his legacy in North London.


'My idol' - Swansea fans go nuts after Conor Hourihane's goal showing

Aston Villa loan watch - The 29-year-old made his first start in the Championship for Swansea with the Welsh club sitting pretty in second place and six points off Norwich


Sheffield United's 'shock of the season' against Man Utd leaves Chelsea fans demanding Thomas Tuchel action over Ethan Ampadu

Thomas Tuchel has been sent an early message just a day into his Chelsea tenure following Sheffield United star Ethan Ampadu's 'masterclass' against Man United