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John Terry: Football Association to take no further action against Aston Villa defender following controversial substitution in final Chelsea match

John Terry: Football Association to take no further action against Aston Villa defender following controversial substitution in final Chelsea match

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The Football Association has decided to take no further action against John Terry or Chelsea after investigating the circumstances of his substitution in his final game at Stamford Bridge at the end of last season.Having worn the number 26 jersey during his 19-year career at the club, Terry left the field through a guard of honour formed by his teammates after 26 minutes of the champions' 5-1 win over Sunderland.The FA's Integrity Department said it would investigate the substitution after it emerged that several punters had won thousands of pounds for betting on the exact time of Terry's substitution at odds of 100-1.Shortly before the game, the editor of a Chelsea fanzine had tweeted that Terry would be withdrawn after 26 minutes.However, it is understood the FA has now decided there is ...
Ensconced in L.A., Los Angeles Chargers now focus on football

Ensconced in L.A., Los Angeles Chargers now focus on football

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COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Chargers say hello to Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, but in some ways all that off-the-field chatter is mute. It's back to the football field for the Chargers as they opened training camp for the first time in 56 years of not having San Diego in front of their name. So the focus returns to football and you could almost feel the sigh of relief from head coach Anthony Lynn and the other players. Lynn was clear in what he anticipates the Chargers' identity to be after the initial workout. "Tough," he said. The organization, from top to bottom, stressed how the talk of relocating from San Diego to L.A. wasn't a distraction. Still, the Chargers are happy to get that conversation behind them, almost as much as the last two seasons that have produced nine wins. That said, ge...
When football transfers are hijacked, including Willian to Tottenham and Robben to Man United

When football transfers are hijacked, including Willian to Tottenham and Robben to Man United

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In 2008 Tottenham had agreed a deal to sell Dimitar Berbatov to Man City, but when the striker flew to Manchester he was greeted by Alex Ferguson. That didn’t go down well with Spurs, as City’s offer was better financially, but Berbatov wanted to join United, meaning Daniel Levy eventually settled on a £30m deal. “I am flattered that [Sir Alex] gave me so much of his time. He personally came to pick me up at the airport. It was a shock to me, but it was a pleasure to get to know him,” he said.Thursday, July 6, 2017The transfer hijack. There are few sweeter ways of getting one over on your rivals.Some clubs have had it done to them more than others and here, talkSPORT looks at eight examples of classic football steals.Scroll through the gallery to read about the time Tottenham inadvertently
Kick Off: Football tactics special – Monday, June 26

Kick Off: Football tactics special – Monday, June 26

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Listen above to the Kick Off: Football tactics specialMonday, June 26, 2017Mark Saggers is joined by authors Michael Cox and Jonathan Wilson to discuss the development of tactics since the Premier League’s inception 25 years ago.The trio trace the importance of foreign influence within previous title winning teams, combining traditional physicality with modern finesse, and the alarming shortage of British managers working in England’s top-flight today.Listen above or click here to download the Kick Off special from iTunes, along with previous editions.Let's block ads! (Why?)