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Premier League/England

Only the strong survived: remembering the brutal Boys’ Pen at Goodison Park in the 1960s
Between trying to set a policeman alight, robbery and dangerous projectiles, the Boys’ Pen at Goodison Park was quite the experience.

Klopp aimed ‘furious dressing-room rant’ at two players - Football365
The Liverpool boss took his anger out on two players after their draw against Man United.

Old dog, old tricks: Why Tony Pulis is becoming ever-less suited to the Championship | FourFourTwo
Boro are in the play-offs with less than a third of the season to go – but when the football is this bad, does it matter?

When Saturday Comes - Editorial: Championship’s financial chasm driving clubs to desperate measures
The risk and reward nature of achieving promotion to the increasingly lucrative Premier League has seen some owners commit to an unsustainable approach that may not pay off.

Leicester impress Brendan Rodgers with determined win over Brighton | Football | The Guardian
Leicester’s new manager watched from the stands as Demarai Gray and Jamie Vardy scored in the 2-1 home win over Brighton.

Man Utd injuries linked to increased workload says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - BBC Sport
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the increased workload he is demanding of Manchester United’s players is partly responsible for the recent spate of injuries.

Millie Bright column: England defender on World Cup hopes, Whatsapp chats and horse riding - BBC Sport
Bright discusses the team’s World Cup hopes and explains why Whatsapp chats with manager Phil Neville are helping her development.

Guardiola tells Manchester City not to use tiredness as an excuse in title bid | Football | The Guardian
Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City players he wants ‘no excuses’ in the final 11 games of their Premier League title defence.

Mauricio Pochettino sorry he cannot apologise to Mike Dean in person | Football | The Guardian
The Tottenham manager says he is disappointed that Mike Dean will not be the fourth official for his team’s Premier League game at Chelsea on Wednesday.

Europe

Sergio Ramos charged with getting booked deliberately against Ajax - BBC Sport
Real Madrid’s captain is charged by Uefa with getting booked deliberately against Ajax in the Champions League last-16 first leg.

MLS/Americas

A Horrific Canadian Soccer Story – The Story No One Wants to Listen To, But Everyone Needs to Hear – Essays on Life
WARNING: This is not an easy read. But it needs to be read.

Toronto FC exits Concacaf Champions League with Independiente draw | Pro Soccer USA
The Best Team In MLS History, 2017 Edition, continues to evolve into the most efficient dumpster fire in recent MLS memory.

US Soccer proposes joint CONCACAF CONMEBOL tournament for 2020
Because if there’s one thing the jam-packed soccer calendar absolutely needs, it’s more events.

McCall Zerboni’s long march to the World Cup: ‘In the offseason I was barely surviving’ | Football | The Guardian
The defensive midfielder was 30 before she made her debut for the US.

Other

Remembering Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis, Master of Silence | Pitchfork
If you only know that one Talk Talk song, you really don't know anything about Talk Talk or Mark Hollis.