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General soccer:

Football should not let irresponsible few tarnish its civil majority | Simon Burnton | Football | The Guardian
Disgraceful actions at Southampton added to other recent high-profile invective which could give a misleading impression of bleakness creeping across Premier League terraces.

Should the away goals rule be scrapped? FourFourTwo investigates | FourFourTwo
Introduced over 50 years ago to encourage away sides to attack, it’s now more likely to have home teams shutting up shop.

Premier League/England:

Sarri: You will have to ask Chelsea about my future
I mean...define “future”.

Troy Deeney’s sneering has got Everton players talking, says Marco Silva | Football | The Guardian
Troy Deeney’s sneering about Marco Silva and his Everton players has got those players talking before their match at Watford on Saturday

11 of Jack Charlton’s best quotes: ‘Can we go now please? I’d like a beer’ - Planet Football
There are few former footballers we’d like to go for a pint with as much as Jack Charlton.

Miguel Almiron: Newcastle signing says record fee is ‘an honour’ - BBC Sport
Newcastle’s record signing Miguel Almiron said his £20m transfer fee is an “honour” rather than a weight on his shoulders.

Wilfried Zaha handed ban and fine for improper conduct at Southampton - BBC Sport
Wilfried Zaha is handed an additional one-match ban and £10,000 fine for improper conduct in his dismissal at Southampton.

Premier League clubs extend £30 cap on away tickets for next three seasons | Football | The Guardian
Premier League clubs have agreed to maintain the £30 maximum price cap on away tickets for the next three seasons.

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock calls off club’s Tenerife trip - BBC Sport
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock abandons plans to take his squad to Tenerife so that his players can spend time with their families.

Europe:

Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Barcelona: Champions six points clear after draw - BBC Sport
Barcelona are held to a goalless draw at Athletic Bilbao as they go six points clear at the top of La Liga.

Sassuolo 0-3 Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo scores as champions go 11 points clear - BBC Sport
Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 20th Juventus goal as the unbeaten champions beat Sassuolo to go 11 points clear at the top of Serie A.

How 90 years of LaLiga growth, and some odd quirks, gave us 24,895 games, 71,149 goals and 63 different clubs
Happy birthday LaLiga - the all-encompassing machine that now attracts a billion viewers a year.

‘Coutinho has left Barcelona board no option but to sell’ - Football365
Barcelona have been warned that they must sell Philippe Coutinho after his continued poor displays.

Re-elected Ceferin stresses Uefa opposition to European Super League | Football | The Guardian
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has emphasised his firm opposition to a breakaway league.

Cagliari players locked in training centre due to farmer protest over price of milk
Local farmers have been complaining over the low price of milk in the region and have taken to destroying their produce rather than selling it.

Elsewhere:

Rio declares three days of mourning after fire kills 10 teenage footballers | Football | The Guardian
Flamengo president says it is ‘the worst tragedy to happen to the club in its 123 years’.

How MLS and the Scottish Premiership became unexpected frenemies | Football | The Guardian
Both leagues are unable to compete in financial terms against the European elite, and a mutually exploitative relationship is developinng.

Non-soccer:

Tokyo 2020 medals to be made from discarded smartphones and laptops | Sport | The Guardian
All medals at next summer’s Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo will be made from recycled electronic waste, organizers said on Friday.

Changing the “Disabled List” to the “Injured List” is a long overdue move for MLB - Twinkie Town
Major League Baseball made a huge stride for inclusivity this week by changing some of their old language.