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Premier League/England

Sergio Aguero: The ridiculous statistics - Football365
Sergio Aguero broke or equalled three different records on Sunday.

The future of Premier League football on TV (Part Two) - Football365
This extraordinary mini-series continues with Johnny calling 1992 the date of a ‘coup’ in football. Can it be undone?

Manchester United: How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turned around a toxic atmosphere - BBC Sport
The change at Manchester United since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived as interim manager is not just in results - Old Trafford is a happier place.

Paul Scholes appointed manager of League Two’s Oldham Athletic | Football | The Guardian
Paul Scholes has been appointed the new manager of Oldham Athletic after signing a one-and-a-half year deal.

Hillsborough CCTV director ‘ashamed’ over first reaction to disaster | UK news | The Guardian
Roger Houldsworth tells court he had thought Liverpool fans were invading pitch.

Sheffield FC: the oldest football club in the world
They may have sacrificed success for the pursuit of their values but Sheffield FC left the game with far greater, and largely untouchable, records

The triumph and the tragedy of Emma Clarke, Britain’s first black female footballer
Having vanished from all records by 30, in her short life, Emma Clarke would fight fiercely and proudly for the growth of women’s football.

Soccer Pioneers, Priced Out by Progress - The New York Times
Doncaster Belles used to be women’s soccer royalty, champions of England and a fixture in the F.A. Cup final. Now, as investment floods into the women’s game, a new history is being written without them.

Miedema continues record-breaking WSL form while James is a rising star | Football | The Guardian
Arsenal remain in the hunt for the Treble but Manchester City showed they will take some beating.

Europe

World Cup 2030: British and Irish federations to discuss potential bid - BBC Sport
A potential British and Irish World Cup bid for staging the 2030 tournament is to be discussed at a meeting on Friday.

José Mourinho to host own football show on Russian network RT - BBC News
The Manchester United ex-manager is to provide Champions League analysis in a fortnightly programme.

Alaves fans hold mock funeral in protest against TV rescheduling - BBC Sport
Alaves fans hold a mock funeral during their La Liga victory over Levante in protest at the match being moved for TV coverage.

The fall of Neymar: where one of the world’s greatest players has been going wrong | FourFourTwo
He was supposed to be the player that broke Messi and Ronaldo’s duopoly at the top. Can Neymar rediscover the path to greatness?

Will Dortmund stutter prove a useful lesson or open the door for Bayern? | Andy Brassell | Football | The Guardian
Even if Dortmund being pegged back by Hoffenheim was a bolt from the blue, their uneven performance was not.

Real Madrid announce their return as Vinicius Junior bites back | Sid Lowe | Football | The Guardian
Madrid’s pre-season is over, just in time for Europe. The question now is whether it is in time for the league.

JD Sports removes Scotland kit photo after sexism row - BBC News
A father-of-two had complained about the image used on the JD Sports website to sell the new Scotland top.

MLS/North America

LA Galaxy to build David Beckham statue at Dignity Health Sports Park | Pro Soccer USA
MLS apparently has lower statuary standards than most leagues.

Even if you’re a star in MLS, moving from team to team is routine - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Major trades happen less frequently in MLS than in other major U.S. sports, but players often are forced to pick up and move for a variety of reasons.

Other

Alen Stajcic: My Matildas nightmare - FTBL | The home of football in Australia - The Women’s Game - For the love of the game
The fired coach of the Australian women’s team speaks out.

Our toxic behaviour as fans is nowhere near good enough - 7500 To Holte
This is nowhere near good enough - and it has to change.

Non-Soccer

Pitchers and catchers 2019 report dates | MLB.com
Parts of the PNW and the rest of the country are buried in snow right now, but spring is rapidly approaching.