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Bolton Wanderers saved after Football Ventures complete takeover deal | The Guardian
Bolton’s future now looks secure.

Liverpool ‘mentally bullying and destroying life’ of 18-year-old - Football365
Bobby Duncan is “in real trouble mentally, physically and emotionally”, according to his agent, after Liverpool refused to let the striker leave the club, according to his agent.

How realistic is a salary cap for clubs in the Football League? | FourFourTwo
A ton of EFL clubs are in varying degrees of financial trouble. Is a salary cap the answer?

Ibrahimovic: ‘If United need me, I’m here’ | ESPN
Go, then.

Matt and Joseph Mills: ‘Our parents can drive to the same ground now’ | The Guardian
Brothers Matt and Joseph Mills are on the same side at Forest Green Rovers.

Tottenham remain in the dark over Eriksen after agent and Levy fall out | Football | The Guardian
Tottenham Hotspur are in the dark over the future of Christian Eriksen.


Red Star Belgrade puts tank outside stadium - BBC News
The Serbian football club has sparked a controversy by wheeling out a tank ahead of its clash in the Champions League.

Rangers: Steve Clarke hopes Uefa sectarian singing penalty helps Rangers tackle fan behaviour - BBC Sport
The club have been ordered to close part of Ibrox for Thursday’s Europa League meeting with Legia Warsaw.

Fans take Uefa to task over tickets and hosts’ poor human-rights records | The Guardian
A coalition of supporter groups has called on Uefa to improve fans’ experience of finals.

More Champions League enrichment would risk great cost to football | Paul Wilson | The Guardian
Everybody has their favoured format for Uefa’s tournament but few want to see it evolve into a European Super League.


Bogert: Predicting Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT roster for September friendlies |
Every US national team roster, Gregg Berhalter says, reflects the pool at a certain slice of time.

Puebla pledges free beer if club loses to Juarez
Puebla fans who attend the club’s Liga MX match against Juarez on Thursday will receive free beer if the home side fails to win, the club announced.

Atlanta United reportedly in discussions with NWSL for expansion franchise - Dirty South Soccer
Another hint surfaces that NWSL is coming to Atlanta.

USL Reaches New Rights Agreement with ESPN, ESPN+
If you’re a soccer fan, you really need to be subscribing to ESPN+. It’s a ridiculously good value for what you get.

USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter irked by MLS play in international window | Pro Soccer USA
So are the rest of us MLS fans, Gregg.