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ESPN FC News 14 Dec 18:50

Not good enough at present, Arsenal desperately need a jolt from January window

With Arsenal trailing Manchester City by 18 points, the FC crew examine the reasons behind their inconsistency this season. Arsene Wenger cited the quick turnaround from Sunday's match as a possible influence in Arsenal's scoreless deadlock with West Ham. It is an affliction of modern life that it is becoming impossible to properly concentrate on anything anymore. With a washed-out blue glow emanating from the smartphone which is permanently attached to your palm, there is a ready-made distraction device always at hand, luring your attention away from whatever else it is you are supposed to be doing. When watching Arsenal play away in the Premier League, the condition is even more acute. There were spells during the 0-0 draw away at West Ham on...

ESPN FC News 14 Dec 18:48

FA wants Man United's Jose Mourinho to explain pre-derby comments

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been asked by the Football Association to provide his observations on comments he made ahead of last weekend's

ESPN FC News 14 Dec 18:33

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino questions players' commitment

Mauricio Pellegrino is disappointed with Southampton's 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Leicester City. Claude Puel made a victorious return to St. Mary's as his Leicester side cruised to a comfortable 4-1 win over Southampton. Mauricio Pellegrino has warned his Southampton players he is ready to ditch anyone that is not fully committed to the club. Pellegrino was forced to apologise to Saints fans on Wednesday night after his side endured a humiliating 4-1 defeat at home to Leicester. Southampton were three down at half-time at St Mary's and their abject display earned them a chorus of boos at the end. They now face a trip to third-placed Chelsea on Saturday and Pellegrino admits he has had to remind his players of their...

ESPN FC News 14 Dec 18:28

Mourinho: Bailly injury may require surgery

Man United boss Jose Mourinho gives a cagey response when asked about the extent of Eric Bailly's injury.

ESPN FC News 14 Dec 17:07

WATCH: Jozy Altidore talks Toronto's MLS Cup triumph

Toronto FC hero Jozy Altidore joins SportsCenter to chat all things MLS Cup and how it eased the pain of the U.S.'s WCQ failure.

Norwich City – 9 Dec 09:00

Whatever happened to the original 22 PL shirt sponsors?

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Norwich City – 7 Dec 15:03

Man Utd FA Cup tie snubbed for live coverage as 6 games are televised

Manchester United will not have their FA Cup third-round tie with Derby televised live in January.

The decision not to choose the Old Trafford tie as one of the six live ties between January 5-8 – will end a 12-year run of 58 televised FA Cup matches.

Broadcasters have been unable to ignore United in recent years, but this time around United v Derby has not made the cut.

The live ties are as follows:

Liverpool v Everton (Fri, BBC)

Fleetwood Town or Hereford v Leicester City (Sat, BBC)

Norwich City v Chelsea (Sat, BT Sport)

Shrewsbury v West Ham United (Sun, BBC)

Nottingham Forest v holders Arsenal (Sun, BT Sport)

Brighton v C Palace (Mon, BT Sport)

Telegraph Sport also claim that Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace will play the first competitive match in England in which video replays will be used to overturn refereeing decisions.


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Norwich City – 6 Dec 09:25

Paper Talk: WBA eye Liverpool reserve; Walcott set for Merseyside

Theo Walcott looks destined to quit Arsenal in January, with a move to the North-West now mooted, while Man Utd and Chelsea will be back in for a Bayern Munich star in the summer, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.



Everton have made enquiries about Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, according to reports on Wednesday.

The Gunners look ready to sanction the departure of their long-serving winger, who has dropped hugely out of favour under Arsene Wenger this season.

Both his former club Southampton and West Ham have been heavily linked – but now the Daily Mail claims it is Everton who look most likely to sign him and bring him to the North-West.

Walcott is yet to start in the Premier League this season, but it’s claimed Sam Allardyce believes the forward is exactly the player they need to add more goals to their frontline.

Allardyce picked Walcott in the only squad of his short-lived reign as England manager, bringing him on as his second substitute in September 2016’s 1-0 win over Slovakia.

And the new Everton boss sees Walcott as a solution to the lack of pace he inherited in his sluggish side.


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James Rodriguez’s stay at Bayern Munich could be a short one, with Chelsea and Manchester United favourites to land the Colombia forward (Daily Express)

Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata and Antonio Conte could both be on their way to Real Madrid next summer according to a shock report in Spain (Daily Express)

Daley Blind: Heading for the exit door

Everton had hoped to tempt Daley Blind to join the club from Manchester United before Ronald Koeman was sacked (Daily Express)

Lucas Moura has snubbed a move to Chelsea and will instead join Chinese side Beijing Guoan (Daily Express)

Manchester United’s summer target Ivan Perisic, 28, has revealed Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti convinced him to stay in Italy rather than make the switch to Old Trafford 

David de Gea has demanded wages matching some of Real Madrid’s top earners if he is to leave Manchester United and return to Spain next month or next summer (Daily Mail)

Southampton, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace are interested in a possible January move for Dundee defender Jack Hendry, 22 (Daily Mail)

Lionel Messi rejected an £88m signing bonus from Manchester City to stay with Barcelona

Dele Alli has decided against appointing a full-time football agent when he leaves Rob Segal but is linking up with The Sports PR Company and Creative Artists Agency (Daily Mail)

Sam Allardyce will not be travelling to Cyprus for Everton’s Europa League clash with Apollon Limassol because of a medical appointment – Craig Shakespeare will take charge of the team (Daily Mail)

Adidas are increasingly confident of sealing a multi-million-pound boot deal with Romelu Lukaku (Daily Mail)

Robbie Brady has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury (Daily Mail)

Mike Ashley will only sell Newcastle United to Amanda Staveley and PCP Capital Partners if they make an improved offer of around £300m (Daily Mail)

Everton have announced a price freeze on all season tickets for next year (Daily Mail)

Tim Cahill has announced he will leave Melbourne City with immediate effect (Daily Mail)

Tim Cahill: Celebrating his goal for Australia

Manchester United are continuing to scout Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Daily Star)

Sarpsborg youngster Krepin Diatta is looking for a move away from the Norwegian club and has reportedly been watched by scouts from Manchester United (Daily Star)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says there are no guarantees that 25-year-old midfielder Philippe Coutinho will still be at Anfield after the January transfer window (Daily Star)

Manchester City are preparing a £50m January bid for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez (Daily Star)

Sevilla say Steven N’Zonzi was not in London on Tuesday to talk over a move back to the Premier League, but to visit his son with the Spanish club’s permission (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa hope to complete a cut-price deal for Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons next month (Daily Mirror)

Mark Clattenburg says he changed his mind over a goal-kick decision and gave Manchester United a corner in one game of theirs he refereed as he was so petrified of Roy Keane (Daily Mirror)

William Carvalho: Linked with Liverpool switch

West Ham could revive their interest in 25-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho after making peace with his club following the row over the Hammers’ attempts to sign the Portugal international in the summer (The Sun)

Manchester City target Faouzi Ghoulam has signed a new five-year deal with Serie A club Napoli (The Sun)

Valencia hope to end Sandro Ramirez’s nightmare spell in the Premier League by signing the Everton striker on loan in January (The Sun)

Bayern Munich fans launched fake Neymar banknotes at the world’s most expensive player in the clash against Paris Saint-Germain (The Sun)

Mark Hughes says Jese still has a future at Stoke (The Sun)

Chelsea’s hopes of signing Alex Sandro have been boosted by reports the Brazil left-back wants out of Juventus (Daily Telegraph)

West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Pardew is ready to join the January chase for Liverpool’s Danny Ings (Daily Telegraph)

Derek McInnes will be forced to resign from his position at Aberdeen in order to clinch a return to Rangers (Daily Record)

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Norwich City – 5 Dec 10:34

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Norwich City – 4 Dec 20:23

Liverpool face Everton as teams learn FA Cup 3rd-round opponents

FA Cup holders Arsenal will face a trip to Nottingham Forest as they bid to defend the trophy, while Liverpool will tackle neighbours Everton, following the third-round draw for the competition.

The Merseysiders, who last met in the tournament in the 2012 semi-final which Liverpool won 2-1, will play each other at Anfield on the weekend beginning January 5.

Non-league Hereford will welcome 2016 Premier League champions Leicester to Edgar Street provided they win their replay against Fleetwood.

Premier League leaders Manchester City are at home to Burnley, while potential upsets include West Ham’s trip to League One high-flyers Shrewsbury, and Championship leaders Wolves at home to ailing Swansea.


Manchester United are at home to Championship Derby, while Tottenham meet League One AFC Wimbledon at Wembley.

Brighton and Crystal Palace will rekindle their rivalry at the AMEX Stadium after last month’s Premier League goalless draw which was marred by crowd trouble.

Hereford boss Peter Beadle said the prospect of facing Leicester at Edgar Street would give his Southern Premier Division side all the incentive they need to see off Fleetwood.

Beadle told BBC Sport: “Former Premier League champions coming to Edgar Street – we’ve got 90 minutes to get through but if we do, there’s the incentive.

“We’ve got three league games before that and they are our priority, but then we can relax and enjoy the replay knowing we have got a huge incentive.”

The other remaining non-League sides did not fare so well in the draw, with all three handed difficult away trips provided they come through their respective second round ties.

National League AFC Fylde will not be too disappointed with a trip to Premier League Bournemouth if they upset the odds in their replay at Wigan.

Woking will travel to Aston Villa if they overcome Peterborough at the second attempt, while Slough Town would travel to Doncaster if they won their outstanding second round tie against Rochdale on Monday night.



The full details of the FA Cup third-round draw:

Ipswich v Sheffield United

Watford v Bristol City

Birmingham City v Burton Albion

Liverpool v Everton

Brighton v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough United

Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan

Coventry City v Stoke City

Newport County v Leeds United

Bolton v Huddersfield Town

Port Vale or Yeovil v Bradford City

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Brentford v Notts County

QPR v MK Dons

Manchester United v Derby

Forest Green Rovers or Exeter v West Brom

Doncaster Rovers v Slough Town or Rochdale

Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon

Middlesbrough v Sunderland

Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester

Blackburn or Crewe v Hull City

Cardiff City v Mansfield Town

Manchester City v Burnley

Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United

Wolves v Swansea City

Stevenage v Reading

Newcastle United v Luton Town

Millwall v Barnsley

Fulham v Southampton

Wycombe Wanderers v Preston

Norwich v Chelsea

Gillingham or Carlisle v Sheffield Wednesday



Ties to be played over the weekend of January 6, 2018.


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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC 28 Jun 17:56

Lafferty joins Hearts on two-year deal

Northern Ireland forward Kyle Lafferty joins Hearts on a two-year deal, subject to a medical.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC 26 Jun 17:06

Shrewsbury Town sign Jules and Adams

Shrewsbury Town sign Reading defender Zak Jules for an undisclosed fee and Ebou Adams on loan from Norwich.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC 21 Jun 10:00

Championship fixtures in full

Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC 20 Jun 19:27

Preston re-sign Norwich keeper Rudd

Preston North End re-sign goalkeeper Declan Rudd from Championship rivals Norwich City on a three-year deal.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Norwich City | BBC 16 Jun 15:19

Sunderland to play Bury in EFL Cup

Sunderland will travel to Bury in the EFL Cup first round following their relegation from the Premier League.

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