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Will Norwich get promoted and are they ready for it this time around?

Since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, it is fair to say that Norwich City has been the epitome of a “yo-yo club”. After finishing third in the very first Premier League season, they were relegated in 20th position just two seasons later not returning again until 2004.

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Sandman’s Definitive Ratings – Celtic at Narnia, No guts, no glory

SANDMAN’S DEFINITIVE RATINGS: CELTIC @ NARNIA “My first act as inaugurated President of the U.S.A will be to declare the Scottish Premiership null and void forthwith.” President Celtic.

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Today’s papers: Real Madrid humiliated at Alcoyano while Barcelona careful at Cornella

Thursday’s Spanish football headlines from Marca, Mundo Deportivo and Diario Sport – in English!

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Highlights as Celtic’s struggles continue

Celtic dropped points again as the make it four games without a win in 2021. Things went from bad to worse as Celtic dropped more points in a 2-2 draw in West Lothian.

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Watch: Bad look for Zinedine Zidane as he laughs and smiles as Real Madrid go behind vs Alcoyano

A manager’s reaction shouldn’t really matter too much on the field as the players will be concentrating on trying to get themselves going, but this was a weird one from Zinedine Zidane tonight.

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Spanish football roundup: Real Madrid stunned in the Copa del Rey, intriguing action elsewhere

There were five games of football across Spain this Wednesday evening, three in La Liga and two in the Copa del Rey. The headlines were undoubtedly at Estadio El Collao, where Real Madrid were knocked out of the Copa by third-tier Alcoyano by a scoreline of 2-1.

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Watch: Man United boss Solskjaer admits he gets “frustrated” with one side of Cavani’s game

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has surprisingly admitted to getting “frustrated” with Edinson Cavani for doing too much running. Watch

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Watch: Solskjaer explains why Man United are finally seeing the best of Pogba

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Paul Pogba is the fittest and most focused he’s been during his Old Trafford career. The France

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Watch: Solskjaer pinpoints incredible Edinson Cavani asset that Man Utd teammates can learn from

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed the ‘incredible’ movement of Edinson Cavani after the striker helped Manchester United return to the Premier League’s summit with victory over Fulham.  United started slowly at Craven Cottage but Cavani’s instinctive equaliser sparked yet another comeback in the league away from home.

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It’s Snow Happening for Neil Lennon as Celtic Manager storms off from BBC Sportsound Interview

Neil Lennon was interviewed pre-match by Sportsound  by the blue-nose Kenny Macintyre and the BBC man wanted to grill The Celtic manager about that controversial Media Conference on Monday.

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Livingston Reserves 2 Celtic 2 – When can we waken up out of this nightmare?

Celtic have the look of death about them these days, do they not? After playing themselves into a winning position, they proceeded to throw it all away again, and really were very lucky not to lose at the end.

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Zinedine Zidane: “It’s a tough day, but we’re not going to go crazy”

Less than a week after being knocked out of the Supercopa de Espana by Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid have been dumped out of the Copa del Rey by third-tier Alcoyano.

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Manchester United legend explains the change that’s made a “big difference” to Paul Pogba’s game

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has explained that Paul Pogba’s improved form in recent times is down to him playing more quickly. The France international has often had a difficult time at Old Trafford and is generally seen as having failed to live up to his true potential.

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Watch: Solskjaer gives reason for improved Paul Pogba performances at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Paul Pogba is the fittest and most focused he has been during his time at Manchester United. Pogba’s astonishing left-footed effort ensured United returned to top of the Premier League in a gutsy victory over rejuvenated Fulham at Craven Cottage.

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Joan Laporta full of praise for Ronald Koeman after today’s meeting

Ronald Koeman spoke with the three candidates to become president of Barcelona today as part of their meeting with Carles Tusquets, the current president of the managing board, according to a report in Mundo Deportivo.

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Neymar Makes UEFA Fans’ Team of the Year 2020

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar was among 11 players voted in for the UEFA Fans’ Team of the Year 2020, the association announced on its official website.

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Video: Chiellini and the team lift the Supercoppa for Juventus

Juventus won the Supercoppa Italiana for the ninth time after beating Napoli 2-0 this evening. The trophy is Andrea Pirlo’s first as a coach, and he will be keen to lift many more after an illustrious career on the pitch.

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Manchester United set new Premier League record after 2-1 win at Fulham

Manchester United have set a new Premier League record after goals from Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba helped them come from behind against Fulham this evening.

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Watch: Absolute scenes as 10-men Alcoyano take a late lead against Real Madrid

Real Madrid have really struggled tonight against their lower league opposition, but you fancied them to make the extra man count after Alcoyano were reduced to ten men in extra time.

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Watch: Ten-man Alcoyano score late in extra-time to take the lead against Real Madrid

Real Madrid travelled to Estadio El Collao to face Alcoyano in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey tonight. Unsurprisingly given their packed schedule, Los Blancos chose to rest a number of key names.

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