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Premier League/England

Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris ruled out until new year by dislocated elbow | The Guardian
The goalkeeper will not need surgery but his ligament damage would take several months to heal.

Five things Jose Mourinho was right about at Man Utd - Football365
Hindsight looks like being kinder to Jose Mourinho than many might’ve expected when he was sacked.

’There is no way Levy will sack Pochettino - not in a million years’ - Football365
Mauricio Pochettino has too much “credit in the bank” for Tottenham to sack him, according to Tim Sherwood.

The Premier League’s use of VAR prevents it from providing what it can do best: consistency | FourFourTwo
Subjective application of video technology won’t help convince the skeptics.

Premier League stats: Wolves continue to be scourge of the top six - BBC Sport
Just how good are Wolves against the top six?

Duckenfield faces fresh trial over Hillsborough manslaughter charges | UK news | The Guardian
The ex-South Yorkshire police chief superintendent was in command during 1989 disaster.

Christian Pulisic admits frustration at limited playing time for Chelsea | Football | The Guardian
Christian Pulisic has seen limited action since his £58m move from Borussia Dortmund.

Europe

UEFA to investigate Olympiakos, Manchester City, Real Madrid for racist and other incidents | ESPN
In today’s edition of Don’t Hold Your Breath...

MLS/Americas

Why is women’s soccer staying away from America’s biggest cities?
The two biggest population centers and media markets in the US aren’t found on the women’s soccer map and no one seems to be able to answer why.

As Tim Howard and Nick Rimando retire, is the golden age of US goalkeepers over? | MLSsoccer.com
With MLS and US legends calling it a career in 2019, questions remain as to the future of American goalkeeping.

Orlando City SC Parts Ways With James O’Connor | Orlando City Soccer Club
The season is over, so the Fire The Coach season gets under way in earnest.

Carlos Vela shatters MLS single-season goals record
Major League Soccer has a new leader for goals scored in a single season.

Other

The curious ways players wear their boots | When Saturday Comes
Be it superstition or a desire to wear whatever feels most comfortable, every footballer has their own preference when picking a pair.

This is what happens to players after a football match – The Athletic ($)
Wolves open their doors to The Athletic to show how they prepare their players for the next match.

The Great Goal Kick Shift — American Soccer Analysis
in the late 2010s, the location where goal kicks were taken rapidly shifted from their traditional location at the corners of the 6-yard box towards the center of the field.