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Cannon Fodder News and Links: Superb Owl

Bits and pieces from around the world of football - both the round variety and the oblong sort - for Monday, February 8, 2016.

Throwball players practicing at London Colney in October 2014! It makes perfect sense today.
Throwball players practicing at London Colney in October 2014! It makes perfect sense today.
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Leicester scout confirms Arsenal move | Arseblog News - the Arsenal news site
A few weeks ago stories emerged that Arsenal had poached Leicester City scout Ben Wrigglesworth. He was part of a scouting set-up that unearthed players like Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante, both of whom arrived from Ligue Un, and have been instrumental in the Foxes’ title challenge.

Wenger: We are still in the title race | Arseblog News - the Arsenal news site

You're damn right we are.

Premier League: 10 talking points from this weekend’s action | Football | The Guardian
Chelsea fret over Kurt Zouma, while Spurs show their ferocity. Is Gylfi Sigurdsson the best set-piece specialist in the Premier League? And what will Arsenal have in store for Leicester?

Jermain Defoe: If Leicester can do it why can’t Sunderland? | Football | The Guardian
On the one hand, Leicester have shown that clever scouting coupled with the new infusion of TV money that teams are getting in the PL from top to bottom can lead to huge results. On the other hand, that doesn't mean that it's going to just start happening year-in, year-out. On the third hand, hahahahahahahahaha Sunderland.

Schmeichel Kante Mahrez Vardy Leicester where they were - ESPN FC
Leicester's title charge continues and they're doing it with players cobbled together from here and there. Where were they before joining the Foxes?

Leicester fan who placed 5000/1 title bet turns down 'cash out' offer of £3,200 | Premier League | Sport | The Independent
A lot of Leicester stuff today but they are certainly the talk of the town and this is a story worth a grin. An optimistic Leicester fan who stands to win £25,000 if his team win the Premier League title has turned down an offer of £3,200 to 'cash out' of his wager.

Guardiola took Bayern for a ride - Hamann -
Dietmar Hamann was not impressed by the way Pep Guardiola dealt with his situation at Bayern Munich before announcing his imminent move to Manchester City.

Are we still struggling to get our heads around concussion in sport? | Sean Ingle | Sport | The Guardian
While scientists are making breakthroughs in understanding concussion and degenerative brain damage in sport, the fresh list of former NFL stars with CTE is a warming for other contact sports.

$13 beer?! How much everything costs at Super Bowl 50 - NFL
From beer to pizza to souvenir bucket hats, here's how much the most notable items cost at Super Bowl 50 inside Levi's Stadium.

Cam Newton sulked after losing Super Bowl 50 – and that’s OK | Bryan Armen Graham | Sport | The Guardian
The Panthers quarterback was always likely to be attacked no matter how he reacted to Carolina’s defeat. But who are we to tell him how to act?