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Review: The Soccer Player In The Closet – Football Article

Playwright Ryan Oliveira uses soccer, eSports to explore complex questions of family & identity Photo by Matthew Gregory Hollis, courtesy of Nothing Without A Company The names of the characters in Ryan Oliveira’s new play, The Soccer Player in the Closet, will be very familiar to most Howler readers. Cristiano. Bastian. Cobi. And indeed, Oliveira’s footballers vie for glory and bury dramatic penalty shots, but on a much smaller stage. Their names were chosen with great intention. “I wanted to…

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Chelsea to splash out £80m on Brazilian forward Richarlison? – Football Article

Everton have reportedly put an £80m price tag on young prospect Richarlison’s head amid interest from a number of top-flight clubs across the continent. The 21-year-old Brazilian has impressed with the Toffees this term by scoring 10 goals in 23 Premier League appearances this season. Everton raised eyebrows when paying Watford £40m to sign Richarlison less than a year ago, but the Merseyside outfit believe that his valuation has now doubled after six months at Goodison Park. The Daily Star…

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SO LONG COUTINHO, ITS WHAT YOU WANTED. THANKS FOR THE £142 MILLION – Football Article

Southampton are a selling club, mostly to Liverpool with Virgil Van Dijk the latest example. Lets face it Liverpool are sometimes also a selling club, usually to Barcelona: Mascerano, Suarez and now Coutinho all in mega-money deals to the Spanish Giants. Usually I am unhappy when we lose a key player from our team, but when it is a petulant, sulky and unsettled player who really wants out then sell, sell, sell at the best possible price and with £142…

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Chelsea eye Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona – Football Article

Chelsea are closely monitoring the rise of Barcelona starlet Philippe Coutinho ahead of a potential approach in the summer. The 26-year-old has only spent more than a year at Camp Nou but despite scoring 18 goals from 54 appearances in all competitions, it is unclear whether the midfielder will remain at the club ahead of next season. The Blues may sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid in the summer and according to The Independent, the Premier League outfit are prepared…

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Chelsea and Willian struggling to agree new deal at Stamford Bridge – Football Article

Chelsea winger Willian is reportedly struggling to agree a new contract with the club, according to Brazilian news outlet UOL. The Brazil international signed for the Blues in 2013 and has since made 189 appearances, including 23 of Chelsea’s 24 matches this season under new manager Maurizio Sarri. But the pacey and hardworking forward has been under fire from fans, who feel that his three goals and three assists this term is underwhelming in comparison to his wide-midfield teammates, with…

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Chelsea eye move to sign Philippe Coutinho as Eden Hazard replacement? | Football Action – Football Article

Chelsea are weighing up a summer move for Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona as a replacement for Real Madrid-bound Eden Hazard, Mundo Deportivo claims. Hazard, 28, departure to the European champions will leave a huge setback at the west London outfit, but the aforementioned report suggests that the Blues have identified Coutinho as an ideal replacement in their attack. The Brazil international has spent just a year at Barca and is said to be considering his future, with the Spanish champions…

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Report – Arsenal interested in Malcom from Barcelona – Football Article

Arsenal have reportedly “explored” the possibility of signing sign Malcom from Barcelona on loan this month, according to The Sun. The Gunners are hoping to complete a loan move to sign the Brazil international before Thursday’s transfer deadline. The north Londoners have asked Barca to let them sign the 21-year-old playmaker on loan during their recent discussions about the possibility of securing Denis Suarez. Malcom has barely featured for the Catalan giants so far this term and has only scored…

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Pep gives reason behind stars new position – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email Kevin De Bruyne had to play much deeper than usual in the Carabao Cup second leg win at Burton Albion Everyone knows that Pep Guardiola loves tinkering around with his team selection every once in a while, and Manchester City‘s 9-0 lead over Burton Albion allowed him to do just that. After naming his squad, the gaffer revealed that one player might play out of position, as he was capable of doing so. “I know them quite well,…

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Belgium 2-1 Brazil: Martinez uses a 4-3-3, enabling counters but leaving defence exposed – Football Article

July 7, 2018 Belgium 2-1 Brazil analysis. Related articles on Zonal Marking: France 1-0 Belgium: France defend deep, compact, and invite passes out to Chadli Jul 2018 World Cup 2014: group stage, day 6 Jun 2014 Wales 3-1 Belgium: positioning of Ramsey, Bale, Taylor & Gunter pulls Belgium out of shape Jul 2016 Porto 3-1 Bayern: Porto press effectively Apr 2015 Germany 7-1 Brazil: Germany record a historic thrashing, winning the game in 30 minutes Jul 2014 Tags: belgium, brazil,…

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Man United to monitor Philippe Coutinho’s situation at Barcelona – Football Article

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is reportedly the subject of interest from Manchester United, according to Italian media outlet Calciomercato. The Spanish champions are ready to listen to offers for the Brazil international, with the Red Devils are among the potential suitors in the playmaker, according to a report in Italy. The report adds that the Catalan giants are all set to offload the 26-year-old Brazilian after a disappointing 12 months for the former Liverpool ace at Camp Nou. The 20-time…

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Man City plot £89m move for Napoli midfielder Allan – Football Article

Manchester City have reportedly “explored” the possibility of signing Napoli midfielder Allan as a possible replacement for Fernandinho. The Premier League champions narrowly missed out on Jorginho’s signature during the summer transfer window as they continue their hunt for cover for Fernandinho, who is now 33 years old. The Brazilian’s recent absence coincided with City falling to back-to-back shock defeats – is understood to have increased the desire to look for a long-term replacement during the summer. According to TuttoMercatoWeb,…

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