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Premier League/England

Bolton sale collapses to leave club facing renewed threat of liquidation | The Guardian
Bolton face liquidation this week unless a deal to buy the club which collapsed over the weekend can be resurrected.

Jürgen Klopp says he will take year’s break when he leaves Liverpool | The Guardian
Jürgen Klopp has said he expects to take a break from coaching to recharge his batteries when he leaves Liverpool.

Inside the VAR bunker: a test for my irrational suspicion of referees | The Guardian
A trip to Stockley Park gives a valuable insight into the VAR process.

Roberto Firmino is king of doing things because he can, not because he should - Planet Football
Roberto Firmino was back to his showboating best for Liverpool in their Premier League win against Arsenal.

Why Sol Campbell, despite his divisive personality, deserves a chance at the highest level
People will have their doubts over him, and that will be the case for a long time yet, but do so at your peril.

Unpredictability stalks the Premier League – except at the very top | The Guardian
Premier League’s opening rounds seem to show assumptions are being overturned.

Europe

Junior Firpo: Barcelona apologise over Betis tweet - BBC Sport
Barcelona have apologised for a tweet mocking Real Betis following their 5-2 win in La Liga on Sunday.

Kylian Mbappe & Edinson Cavani: Paris St-Germain pair injured - BBC Sport
Paris St-Germain forwards Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe will be out for four and three weeks respectively.

Lukaku scores on Inter debut in comfortable win over Lecce | FourFourTwo
Inter Milan beat Lecce 4-0 in Antonio Conte’s first game in charge.

MLS/Americas

Metal band Iron Maiden, Indy Eleven face off in soccer match | WISHTV.com
When they’re not singing about death and destruction, some band members like to spend a day off on the soccer field.

Other

The football revolution will not be televised. It’ll be podcasted... - Football365
The recent boom in football podcasts provides a stark warning to broadcasters.

Mind the gap: The little-known but thriving world of London Underground football | When Saturday Comes
While the relative merits of the capital’s tube lines have long been a favourite topic of commuter conversation, it’s on the pitch that TfL staff are proving which is the winner.

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