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Kenny Dalglish spent summer sharpening up Liverpool's next big hope

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish might have lost his job to Brendan Rodgers, but he has been busy working with a man who could play a key role in shaping Rodgers’ future at the club.

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Oxlade-Chamberlain leads Arsenal response to Roy Keane rant

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has led Arsenal’s response to jibes from Roy Keane that his team are more interested in selfies and six-packs than winning titles.

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Stoke's star turn has got his strength back

Stoke striker Bojan Krkic says his strength and confidence levels have returned following his first start in six months.

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John Terry warns Chelsea to heed Wembley wake-up call

Captain John Terry has urged his Chelsea team-mates to heed the wake-up call presented by their 1-0 FA Community Shield defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.

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Rene Gilmartin relishing shot at the big time

When you’ve spent a career scrapping in every tier of English football, as Rene Gilmartin has, a promotion to the Premier League is treated with a healthy does of scepticism rather than elation.

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‘Happy’ Bale and Benzema staying with Real Madrid, says Rafa Benitez

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez remains confident Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will both still be at the Bernabeu this coming season.

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Unfamiliar losing feeling for Mourinho

Jose Mourinho found himself in foreign territory as he congratulated the Arsenal players as they descended from the royal box – Arsene Wenger, of course, avoided his great rival – and forced to contemplate an uncomfortable fact; Arsenal had finally managed to beat Chelsea at their own game.

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Roy Keane has pop at Arsenal players

Roy Keane says Arsenal will not win the Premier League this season because they have too many players “more interested in selfies and six-packs”.

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Hearts prevail on Scottish Premiership return

Hearts celebrated their return to the Scottish Premiership by coming out on the right side of a 4-3 scoreline against St Johnstone yesterday.

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Mourinho accuses Wenger of abandoning attacking principles

The season is only one game old but already it looks set to be defined by a simmering feud between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger following a Community Shield where afterwards, Wenger refused to shake hands.

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Sean St Ledger let go by Orlando City

Republic of Ireland defender Sean St Ledger has been released by MLS new boys Orlando City, reportedly for a “serious breach of club policy”.

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Di Maria on way out as Wayne Rooney becomes a Toffee again

Angel di Maria looks set to have a medical with Paris St Germain over the next 24 hours after Manchester United agreed to sell the midfielder to the French club for €63million.

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Momentum swinging Arsene Wenger’s way

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0: Winning the Community Shield is rarely a reliable indicator of who will end the season as champions but Arsenal’s landmark win over Chelsea at Wembley does confirm their growing reputation as the most interesting contender in the 2015-16 title race.

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Delight for Chelsea’s Niamh Fahey in Women’s FA Cup final

Galway native Niamh Fahey made a little bit of history on Saturday as the defender became the first Irish woman to win the FA Cup at Wembley after Chelsea Ladies beat Notts County 1-0.

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Limerick FC grab first Premier Division win

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The victorious Markets Field roar has returned to Irish football after a 30-year absence – and it sounds good to Shane Duggan.

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Jose Mourinho happy his Chelsea squad are up for the job

Jose Mourinho has confidence in the strength of his Chelsea squad ahead of the season curtain-raiser against Arsenal at Wembley tomorrow.

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Arsene Wenger plays it cool as Arsenal look to end Chelsea hoodoo

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he remains unfazed by his inability to register a single victory over Jose Mourinho in 13 attempts.

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Niamh Fahey’s Chelsea leap of faith

Niamh Fahey doesn’t take unnecessary risks, so when she quit a full-time job to pursue a dream of being a professional footballer it was a calculated move.

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Why this Community Shield might actually have meaning

It’s a safe bet none of the 22 players who start tomorrow’s Community Shield spent their formative years dreaming of winning this ‘prize’.

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