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Paris Maghoma: Brentford midfielder joins MK Dons on loan

MK Dons have signed Brentford midfielder Paris Maghoma on loan for the remainder of the season. The 21-year-old had spent the first half of the season on loan at League Two side AFC Wimbledon. He made 24 appearances before suffering an ankle injury, with his season-long deal then ended early on 5 January. Maghoma, a former England Under-20 international, is yet to feature for the Bees’ first-team having arrived from…

Ex-Forest boss Lamouchi in frame for Cardiff job

Former Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi has emerged as a potential candidate for the Cardiff City vacancy. Former Barnsley and West Bromwich Albion boss Valerien Ismael is also thought to be high on the shortlist drawn up by the club. Ismael is currently third favourite for the post with bookmakers, while Sam Allardyce tops the betting. Cardiff are looking for their third manager of this season after sacking Mark Hudson…

Arsenal legends are loving life at the top

Arsenal continue to set the standard, Liverpool and Chelsea bored fans to tears and there was chaos in the Women’s Super League. It felt like going back to the early-noughties on Sunday as Arsenal and Manchester United fought out a five-goal thriller in north London that had ramifications at the top of the table. It was an impressive performance from the Gunners, who proved why they deserve to be leading…

FA to appeal against length of Yems’ ban for racism

The Football Association will appeal against the length of former Crawley Town boss John Yems’ ban for making racist comments because it believes “a longer sanction is appropriate”. Yems, 63, has been banned from football until June 2024.  An independent panel found him guilty of racist abuse towards his players following a hearing in November. However, a report from the disciplinary commission said comments made by Yems were “not a…

‘Wild West’ Norwich must ‘use brains’ – Wagner

Norwich boss David Wagner says his free-scoring side must moderate their “Wild West” football to continue their recent upturn in the Championship. The Canaries made it two wins out of two since the German took charge after following up a 4-0 rout at Preston with Saturday’s 4-2 triumph at Coventry. However, Wagner was unhappy they almost surrendered a 3-0 lead at the weekend. “You have to use your brain in…

Monday’s Scottish Gossip

Celtic are set to complete the £2.5m signing of Oh Hyeon-gyu in the coming days having agreed terms with the South Korean striker and Suwon Samsung Bluewings head coach Lee Byeong-geun giving his blessing to the 21-year-old to complete his dream of a move to European football. (The Scottish Sun)external-link Greece head coach Gus Poyet has revealed Giorgos Giakoumakis’ imminent departure from Celtic is because of a lack of game…

Premier League clubs dominate richest in the world – Deloitte Money League study

More than half of the world’s richest clubs by revenue are from the Premier League, according to analysis by Deloitte. Eleven Premier League clubs make up the top 20 in their Money League study from the 2021-22 season. It is the first time in the study’s 26 years that more than half of the clubs are from the same league. Champions Manchester City retained top spot, making 731m euros (£619.1m),…

Christian Streich: The skinny-dipping managerial maverick shaking up the Bundesliga

As his team sealed a 2-0 victory over Cologne in November, Christian Streich’s eyes pricked with tears. He dabbed at them as he stared out at the pitch, then turned, punched the air and hugged each of his fellow coaches.external-link Note, ‘fellow coaches’. This is an important point to Streich. Those alongside him in the Freiburg dugout are not his coaching staff or assistants. Streich – nominally the head coach…

Report says rugby finances ‘clearly unsustainable’

Premiership Rugby club finances are “clearly unsustainable”, a damning parliamentary report has concluded. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee report said the recent demise of Wasps and Worcester Warriors puts a “stain on the reputation” of the sport’s authorities. The committee heard from leading figures in rugby after the two clubs went into administration in the autumn. Damian Green MP said elite club rugby “is in disarray”.…

Chairman of Al-Nassr FC responded to Ronaldo’s joining: It’s not real!

Ronaldo was hot during this period when the news said he joined Al-Nassr FC. However, recently, the chairman of Al-Nassr FC was asked about whether Ronaldo is joining? The chairman of Al-Nassr FC replied bluntly: This is not real. Most of the media reports on this matter are unreal. In any case, we look forward to Cristiano Ronaldo finding his next home as soon as possible. The UEFA Champions League…