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Premier League/England

Morgan Gibbs-White on racism, and the influence of Cyrille Regis - BBC Sport
On the second anniversary of Cyrille Regis’ death, Wolves’ Morgan Gibbs-White talks about the influence the former England forward had on him.

Lo Celso and Lamela set Spurs on their way to victory over Middlesbrough | The Guardian
Early goals from Giovani Lo Celso and Érik Lamela gave Tottenham a 2-1 home victory.

The blowback is ridiculous – Oli McBurnie should be applauded for just being a football fan | FourFourTwo
The Sheffield United forward has received a warning from the FA after being spotted in the Swansea end against Cardiff.

How Jürgen Klopp’s focus on psychology has evolved Liverpool’s players into “mentality monsters”
It took years of learning to develop the psychological edge Klopp has perfected at Liverpool.

Manchester United scrap Gulf training camp plans amid rising tensions - BBC Sport
Manchester United scrap plans for a training camp in the Gulf region during next month’s winter break because of security concerns.

The Chelsea academy has a new generation of talent on the way | Football | The Guardian
The days when John Terry was the only academy graduate in the Chelsea team are starting to feel like ancient history.

MLS/Americas

USMNT brass to weigh whether to include Christian Pulisic in Olympic plans | SBI Soccer
Christian Pulisic may be an entrenched starter with the senior U.S. Men’s National Team, but there is a chance that we could see him play with one of the program’s youth sides later this year.

Sergino Dest surprised over reaction for early exit from Ajax’s Qatar camp | ESPN
USMNT’s Sergino Dest said he was surprised by the reaction caused by his decision to leave Ajax’s camp in Qatar last week over regional tensions.

Chicharito to LA Galaxy ‘great signing for everyone’ - Carlos Vela
LAFC star forward Carlos Vela would welcome Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to Los Angeles with open arms, even if he’d play for rival LA Galaxy.

Other

Barcelona head Deloitte Money League for first time as top clubs rake in £8bn | The Guardian
Barcelona topped a list of the world’s most money-spinning football clubs for the first time.

From Männer in Rot to the Norwich City Calypso: The joy of football 7” singles | When Saturday Comes
I mean, none of these are Arsenal Number One, but they’re OK I guess