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Zinedine Zidane: How Chelsea could line-up next season if former Real Madrid boss replaces Maurizio Sarri

Zinedine Zidane: How Chelsea could line-up next season if former Real Madrid boss replaces Maurizio Sarri

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LOOKING AHEAD The legendary Frenchman is favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge if they sack their current boss Maurizio Sarri is under immense pressure at Chelsea only eight months into the job and could find himself replaced by Zinedine Zidane. The former Real Madrid manager has been out of work since leaving the club in May following a third consecutive Champions League final win and this has appealed to the Blues hierarchy who believe he can have the same impact at Stamford Bridge. How would Zidane have Chelsea line-up? His odds have been cut from 14/1 into as short as 13/8, making him the clear favourite for the job. Chelsea suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat to Manchester City last Sunday, and Thursday night’s 2-1 victory over M...
Football’s biggest local rivalries ranked by passion and ferocity, including Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid and Arsenal vs Tottenham

Football’s biggest local rivalries ranked by passion and ferocity, including Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid and Arsenal vs Tottenham

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Pure hatred Are things more heated on Merseyside than in north London? talkSPORT.com looks at the biggest local derbies, not forgetting the cities of Manchester, Glasgow and, of course, Buenos Aires If you live in a city, such as Madrid, where there is more than one team, you’ll know what it’s like on derby day. In fact, you’re likely to know what it’s like in the week leading up to derby day. The Milan derby has always been a fiery occasion Friendships are divided as club loyalty take over and here, talkSPORT.com looks at rivalries in football, from London to Liverpool and beyond. focusing solely on local derbies – and assesses them by passion and ferocity. ...
If Harry Kane does not move to Real Madrid within the next two years he will never leave Tottenham Hotspur, claims Lothar Matthaus

If Harry Kane does not move to Real Madrid within the next two years he will never leave Tottenham Hotspur, claims Lothar Matthaus

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move it! The 1990 World Cup winner believes Kane is ready to play for Los Blancos now but needs to try and make a move happen if he wants to leave Spurs Harry Kane should move to Real Madrid within the next two years if he wants to play for the LaLiga giants in his career, according to Germany great Lothar Matthaus. The Tottenham striker has been linked with a Bernabeu transfer in recent years thanks to his splendid form for the Premier League club and England. Kane has 146 goals in 187 games for Spurs Kane and Spurs have a crunch Champions League match at PSV Eindhoven – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT –  on Wednesday night knowing anything other than a win will effectively end their hopes of reaching the last 16....
Airline insists that bizarre Drew Barrymore interview for in-flight magazine is real

Airline insists that bizarre Drew Barrymore interview for in-flight magazine is real

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EgyptAir is standing by the author of a bizarre Drew Barrymore profile that appeared in the airline's in-flight magazine. The interview in the in-flight magazine Horus was widely-assumed to be fake by online readers, after traveler Adam Baron, tweeted an image of it and described it as “surreal.” The piece, which focuses on “Barrymore the mother,” opens with a one-page introduction that labels the popular actress as being famous for “unstable relationships" and “unsuccessful marriages” -- which the author writes is only natural due to the early divorce of Barrymore’s parents. The author said that the divorce had prompted Barrymore to "subconsciously [seek] attention and care from a male figure." The author, Aida Takla, goes on to ask ab...
Killer of 400 cats thought to be a man in his 40s, but real culprits aren't human

Killer of 400 cats thought to be a man in his 40s, but real culprits aren't human

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The mystery behind the killing and mutilation of more than 400 cats in London has been solved after a three-year investigation. The identity of the so-called "Croydon cat killer," named after a section of London, was thought by some to be a white male in his 40s but it turns out the culprits are cars and foxes, the Metropolitan Police found. “Following a thorough examination of the available evidence, officers working alongside experts have concluded that hundreds of reported cat mutilations in Croydon and elsewhere were not carried out by a human and are likely to be the result of predation or scavenging by wildlife on cats killed in vehicle collisions,” police said. The investigation into the cat killings was launched in September 2015 when Ukiyo, a 4-year-old ragdoll...