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Gary Lineker: ‘Put my 1990 team against a modern team and we’d get murdered’ | The Guardian
The correct take about How It Was In My Day.

Jurgen Klopp backed by Liverpool over plan to miss FA Cup replay v Shrewsbury - BBC Sport
Jurgen Klopp plans to stay away from his club’s FA Cup fourth-round replay with Shrewsbury.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United, analyzed – Holding Midfield
This is a side that’s neither good enough or bad enough to make any consensus over Solskjaer’s future at the club possible.

Pep Guardiola wanted more Man City fans at FA Cup win over Fulham - BBC Sport
Pep Guardiola questions why more Manchester City fans did not turn up for his side’s 4-0 win over Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round.

Aston Villa set to play £8.5m signing Mbwana Samatta against Leicester | Football | The Guardian
Aston Villa will play Mbwana Samatta while Brendan Rodgers could take a risk on Jamie Vardy for their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg.

Lia Wälti and Katie McCabe sink West Ham and put Arsenal back on track | Football | The Guardian
Arsenal bounced back from their WSL drubbing by Chelsea to advance to the fifth round of the Women’s FA Cup.

Newcastle takeover ‘sportswashing, plain and simple’, says Amnesty | Football | The Guardian
I know people don’t like Stan Kroenke, but would you rather have to choose between Mike Ashley and the Saudi government?


Atlético Madrid’s golden days are over - Into the Calderon
There’s more than a sense that the tide has well and truly turned for Diego Simeone at Atleti.

How a radical new format has re-energised the Copa del Rey
Football associations around the world, with cups that are struggling to recreate the magic of old, might be wise to take note of the new Copa del Rey.


FOX Sports signs TV deal to broadcast major Concacaf events
FOX Sports will be the home of several major U.S. Soccer-related events for the next three years.

Christine Sinclair and Canada’s women’s team: focus is on Olympic berth | CBC Sports
Canada’s goal is to secure one of the two Olympic berths available to CONCACAF for the Tokyo Games, but all eyes will be on Sinclair next week in south Texas.

Fanendo Adi joins Columbus Crew after FC Cincinnati buyout | Pro Soccer USA
The former designated player needs a restart after a tumultuous time in Cincinnati.


Liverpool, Gazza and the bizarre mid-season six-a-side tournament of ‘97 - Planet Football
In 1997, Liverpool, Rangers, Ajax and AC Milan competed in a mid-season six-a-side tournament organised by UEFA. And Paul Gascoigne got injured.