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Chief Football Writer — Guardian, The Observer

Chief football writer for @Guardian and Observer, author of Deep into the Forest, This is the One and Squeaky Bum Time, NFFC supporter, petty pilferer

Manchester City ponder fresh Raheem Sterling bid after Liverpool reject £40m

theguardian.com — Manchester City have failed with a renewed bid for Liverpool's Raheem Sterling despite increasing their offer by £10m. The Merseysiders flatly refused £25m plus £5m-worth of add-ons last week and, despite a considerable improvement, they are still not inclined to sell for anything below their valuation of at least £50m.

Aston Villa sign Micah Richards and offer him chance at centre-half

theguardian.com — Aston Villa have shown their faith in Micah Richards to recapture his best form by offering him a four-year contract and the chance to re-establish himself in the centre of their defence rather than as a full-back.

Roy Hodgson tells Nathaniel Clyne that form is not enough for England

theguardian.com — Roy Hodgson has indicated he will continue with Phil Jones as England's right-back and made it clear to Nathaniel Clyne that he has no right "on the basis of a good season" to think he should take over from the Manchester United defender.

Slovenia 2-3 England | Euro 2016 qualifier match report | Football | The Guardian

theguardian.com — At this rate, it cannot be long before someone in the camp suddenly announces that England are looking good to win Euro 2016. Let us hope they can continue to operate with a measure of restraint and remember, for instance, their opponents are sandwiched between Congo and Cameroon at 48th in Fifa's world rankings.

Roy Hodgson looking for England relief against Slovenia - not more grief

theguardian.com — In the bowels of the Stozice Stadium, Roy Hodgson could be found turning his mind back to the long, difficult days after the World Cup when he tried to get away from everything by heading to the place his son, Chris, keeps in Miami, on the basis that there were much fewer people there to ask questions, try to be sympathetic or anything else to remind him of England's shortcomings in the World Cup.

England progress under Roy Hodgson hard to judge one year after Brazil

theguardian.com — Even now, a year on, it isn't easy looking back and wondering what it was that suddenly emboldened Roy Hodgson to come up with such a line. In fairness, he wasn't the first England manager to fall into the trap, and he probably won't be the last, but this time last year Hodgson was talking in a way we had not heard from him before.

Micah Richards to have medical at Aston Villa on Tuesday after leaving Manchester City

theguardian.com — Micah Richards will take his medical examination at Aston Villa on Tuesday to complete a free transfer from Manchester City and resurrect his career in the Premier League after a year on loan with Fiorentina.

Joe Hart becoming England’s most reliable clean-sheet collector

theguardian.com — Joe Hart did not realise it at the time but England's game in Dublin last weekend took him past Ray Clemence's record of clean sheets. Hart has now had 28 shut-outs, with Gordon Banks next to catch on 35, David Seaman further ahead on 40 and, finally, Peter Shilton a speck in the distance with 66.

From Germany to Brazil (via England): which country has the best talent coming through?

theguardian.com — A rich seam of attacking players but not so hot at the back. Sound familiar? The most successful nation in Fifa's World Youth Championship having won the competition a record six times, Argentina usually lead the way in development and the future looks pretty rosy with Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala waiting to step into the shoes of Lionel Messi and co.

Roy Hodgson expects below-par Wayne Rooney to spur on England in Slovenia

theguardian.com — Roy Hodgson's dissatisfaction with England's performance against the Republic of Ireland has led to him "reminding people of their responsibilities" and making it clear to Wayne Rooney that he expects more from his captain when they play their Euro 2016 qualifier in Slovenia on Sunday.
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Jun 17, 2015

@lundo88 not a great deal - stories about Kane are true but not sure where it goes

Jun 17, 2015

My info on Man City and Patrick Roberts at Fulham is an initial £5m bid has been rejected - so still some way to go #mcfc #ffc

Jun 17, 2015

Man City may have to make Raheem Sterling their new record signing if they are to get him from Liverpool theguardian.com/football/2015/… #MCFC #LFC

Jun 17, 2015

Micah Richards has passed his medical at Aston Villa: four-year contract and possible centre-half role theguardian.com/football/2015/… #avfc #mcfc

Jun 12, 2015

Micah Richards will take his medical at Aston Villa on Tuesday. Good move all round - a fit Micah still got a lot to offer #avfc #mcfc

Jun 06, 2015

A "spectacular" final, Iniesta said. Here's @guardian_sport match report: Juventus 1 Barcelona 3: theguardian.com/football/2015/…

Jun 06, 2015

Iniesta in now."You don't realise how difficult it is to achieve what we have. Six years ago, we thought it impossible to repeat the treble"

Jun 06, 2015

Allegri says his team have "come out of the final with greater self-esteem". Italian journalists clapping him out of press conference.

Jun 06, 2015

Allegri impressive and dignified in press conference here. "They were extraordinary, and we were not able to contain them," he says of Barca

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