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09:21, 18 Jan 2022
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Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog where we'll bring you all the latest news, gossip and action as it happens. We'll reflect on the weekend's results as well as looking at any transfer rumours, confirmed signings or potential departures. Be sure to stay with us throughout the day, it's set to be a cracker. 

18 January 2022
Bury MP James Daly on Derby

Bury MP James Daly spoke about Derby's situation as he urges the EFL to help.  

18 January 2022
Everton Approach Derby County

Surely he can't leave after everything he's already been through with Derby in the last year. 

18 January 2022
Ralf Rangnick press conference

Ralf Rangnick spoke on Manchester United's performance at Villa and gave an update on the fitness of players, he also gave a special shoutout to Paul Pogba.

"If I compare our two games, in the cup and in the league, we did a lot better in the league game at Villa Park. The performance in the first 70 minutes was really good, I liked our movements, I liked our game in possession of the ball, the structure of the game, the way that we pressed, even when we had to defend our own box, we did that well. We need to have a similar performance tomorrow against Brentford."

"Cristiano and Marcus were training yesterday, so I suppose they will also be training today, but at the press conference before the Villa game, I was also convinced that Cristiano would be available and in the end, he wasn't."

"In [Paul Pogba's] first training session he showed what kind of an extraordinary player he could be."



18 January 2022
Antonio Conte baffled by recent postponements
18 January 2022
Newcastle chasing Monaco centre-back

€40m bid for Benoît Badiashile. The promising youngster had been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal in last summer's window. 

18 January 2022
FIFA The Best awards

Here is how Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi voted in FIFA The Best awards.

18 January 2022
Tottenham Hotspur make history!

The first club to have back-to-back players win the Puskas award. Congratulations to them. 

18 January 2022
Newcastle pursue Eden Hazard

Very strange time to be a football fan if this move ever happened. 

18 January 2022
New Left-back at the Nou Camp?

Seems pretty cheap if you ask us. 

18 January 2022
Time is ticking for Dembele to make a decision
18 January 2022
Phillips of interest for PSV

The Liverpool centre-back proved his worth during Liverpool's PL struggles in defence last season. 

18 January 2022
Swapping Pompey for Lincoln

John Marquis is on the move up north. 

18 January 2022
Spurs to move for Paulo Dybala

Can Spurs pull of this deal? 

18 January 2022
Martial to Barcelona?

Massive wages and obligation to buy? Another poor decision from Barcelona

18 January 2022
Spurs youngster off to Ewood Park
18 January 2022
Sean Dyche presser

Burnley clash against Watford has been postponed due to covid as Sean Dyche talks about having just 10 first team players.

"Well, to be honest, we haven't we haven't got a squad that I can even change things with at the minute."

"It's an excitement to just get a squad for training, let alone having enough bodies to do something that means something."

"At the minute, for example, today we got, you know, 10 active first team players out there or recognised first team players."

18 January 2022
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