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Premier League/England

Back to the future: Bradford bring heritage numbers to English football | Football | The Guardian
Each player will have a number on their shirt representing their place in Bradford’s 116-year history as part of rebuilding project.

Frank Lampard tells fans to stop abusive chants after Chelsea beat Reading | Football | The Guardian
Frank Lampard distanced himself from chants in the stands, saying: ‘We don’t want songs with offensive words’.

Mousa Dembele has ‘no regrets’ about leaving Tottenham for Guangzhou R&F in China - BBC Sport
Mousa Demebele has no regrets, despite his former club reaching the Champions League final last season.

Harvey Elliott: Liverpool sign Fulham teenager - BBC Sport
Liverpool sign the youngest player to feature in the Premier League from Fulham.

Everton unveil plans for £500m new stadium in Liverpool docklands area | Football | The Guardian
Club hope 52,000-seat arena will be ready for the 2023-24 season.

Europe

La Liga fixtures changed by Spanish Football Federation to stop Monday & Friday games - BBC Sport
Too bad the FA lacks a similar spine.

Real make shock transfer U-turn with Man Utd repercussions - Football365
Paul Pogba probably won’t be moving to Madrid.

MLS/Americas

Takeaways from Calvary’s upset of Vancouver Whitecaps | Pro Soccer USA
Calgary-based Cavalry FC have written Canadian soccer history. They have become the first Canadian Premier League side to eliminate a team from MLS.

Inside the VAR process: How the referee review cycle works in MLS
The system will never be perfect or foolproof but watching the system up close shows how it works.

Other

Remembering Nike’s 2002 Scorpion advert: the greatest tournament that never was
Nike’s 2002 Secret Tournament left a legacy well beyond its intended purpose as a pre-World Cup advert

Kit sponsors can offer fond memories but betting logos would not be missed | Max Rushden | Football | The Guardian
Tottenham with Holsten and Arsenal with JVC evoke shirt nostalgia but gambling is already front and centre in football.