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Cannon Fodder News and Links: Fanatics

Footballing news for Wednesday June 1, 2016.

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Fans don't need to view transfers as a simple business deal
It's ok to be a fanatic. It's fine to hold your club to higher ideals. Emotions do have a place in football - especially when it comes to player transfers.

Social media and the rise of the football superfan
Love them, hate them, mock them, rejoice over them - we are in the age of the superfan. And the opinions of the superfan are nearly impossible to avoid.

RUMOURS: Barcelona want Manchester United man Blind -
Manchester United defender Daley Blind has emerged as a transfer target for Barcelona, who are attracted by his ability to bring the ball out from the back

Why It Makes Perfect Sense For Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford To Go To Euro 2016
Well, okay then.

Jonker: Hale End project all about identity | Arseblog News - the Arsenal news site
Andries Jonker says Arsenal’s reconstruction of their Hale End youth academy infrastructure will help imprint the Gunners identity on future generations of players.

Marco Reus the big absentee as world champions Germany bid for Euro glory - ESPN FC
Marco Reus is out of Euro 2016, with big-tournament woe striking again. He missed the World Cup in 2014 and Germany will be without him in France.