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Premier League/England

Football League: Wednesday win again and embattled Bolton earn point | The Guardian
Charlton’s winning start continued, Sunderland pegged back Ipswich and Plymouth top League Two

VAR in the Premier League: How did first Saturday go for technology in top flight? - BBC Sport
As VAR plays a part in the top flight for the first time in England, did it run smoothly and, crucially, did it get the important decisions right?

Number of English players going abroad ‘not an issue’ - BBC Sport
Manchester City and England captain Steph Houghton says the number of English players moving to European clubs is “not an issue”.

Coady: We’ll have to play with our hands chopped off - Football365
Conor Coady hit out at VAR after Wolves’ controversial stalemate at Leicester.

How Mason Mount could make an impact at Chelsea this season – and prove their youth loan strategy right | FourFourTwo
The Chelsea midfielder spoke about what he learned from the new Blues boss at Derby.

Lampard hits back at Mourinho selection criticism
Frank Lampard has hit back at Jose Mourinho’s criticism of his team selection against Manchester United by insisting that he doesn’t care.

Bury face 14-day deadline to avoid EFL expulsion as Carabao Cup tie suspended | Football | The Guardian
Bury must meet all their outstanding financial commitments or face expulsion from the Football League.

Mauricio Pochettino exclusive: Spurs manager’s fascinating man-management blueprint | Football News | Sky Sports
”Why is man-management important? Because players are people. They are not furniture.”

Europe

Paris Saint Germain 3-0 Nimes: Kylian Mbappe stars in win - BBC Sport
The champions begin the defence of their Ligue 1 title with a comfortable win against Nimes despite the absence of star forward Neymar.

Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward recalled for Roma friendly - BBC Sport
Gareth Bale is recalled to the Real Madrid squad for their final pre-season friendly against Roma on Sunday.

Gareth Bale saga is a spiteful tale in a window that has turned murky | Eni Aluko | Football | The Guardian
The situation at Real Madrid is baffling and does no credit to Bale or Zinedine Zidane.

So Juventus think that piracy is killing football | These Football Times
In a bizarre campaign titled Piracy Kills Football, Juventus are attacking the very fans they have priced out of the game in Serie A.

Behind the Yellow Wall: an insider’s tour of Signal Iduna Park at the DFL-Supercup - Fear The Wall
The club let us go behind the scenes for the DFL-Supercup.

FC Schalke decision to clear chairman of racism condemned | World news | The Guardian
Football club says Clemens Tönnies will step down for only three months over widely-criticised Africa comments.

MLS/Americas

Zlatan Ibrahimović On MLS Playoffs: “I Think The System Is Shit”
Zlatan Ibrahimović’s summer of righteous discontent continues.

Wayne Rooney revived DC United but Europe still clearly trumps MLS | Football | The Guardian
The former England captain has been brilliant during his brief career in the States. But MLS is still a temporary home for the best players in the league.

Other

Rams launch app on the edge of real-time gambling - Turf Show Times
Helloooooooooooooooo precursor!

Referee Stéphanie Frappart: 'Girls see me on TV and know it's possible' | Football | The Guardian
The official is regarded as one of France’s very best.