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Andy Carroll: England striker probably targeted says West Ham boss Slaven Bilic

Andy Carroll: England striker probably targeted says West Ham boss Slaven Bilic

Andy Carroll has not played for West Ham since 18 August West Ham striker Andy Carroll was “probably targeted” following claims he was chased by armed motorcyclists after training on Wednesday. Police are investigating the alleged incident, which happened to the England forward, 27, at about midday. “I don’t think it was a coincidence and […]

England v Scotland poppy row: Fifa is wrong to get involved – Arsene Wenger

England v Scotland poppy row: Fifa is wrong to get involved – Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has been Arsenal manager for more than 20 years Fifa is wrong to ban poppies on shirts for the World Cup qualifier between England and Scotland on Remembrance Day, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. The football associations of England and Scotland will defy Fifa and allow their players to wear black armbands with […]

London Stadium: Head of London Legacy Development Corporation quits

London Stadium: Head of London Legacy Development Corporation quits

West Ham United moved to the London Stadium from Upton Park in August 2016 The chairman of Olympic Stadium operators the London Legacy Development Corporation has resigned amid the row over the escalating cost of converting the venue into a football ground. David Edmonds has stepped down two days after London Mayor Sadiq Khan ordered […]

FA Cup first round: Club named after a jolly fat man among stories to watch

FA Cup first round: Club named after a jolly fat man among stories to watch

Eastleigh say they have BBC cameras on their side, Stamford have put Daniel Lambert’s name up in lights in the FA Cup, while one chairman is mowing the grass for their first-round tie A non-league club that took its nickname from a jolly fat man features among the pick of this season’s FA Cup first-round […]

‘Of course I’ll accept a glass of wine’ – Mourinho & Guardiola play down animosity

‘Of course I’ll accept a glass of wine’ – Mourinho & Guardiola play down animosity

Media playback is not supported on this device From Keane to Kompany – famous Manchester derby moments Rival managers Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have dismissed suggestions there will be animosity between them during the Manchester derby. Manchester United play neighbours Manchester City at Old Trafford on Saturday (12:30 BST) in one of the most […]

Rooney not in your combined Manchester XI

Rooney not in your combined Manchester XI

There was no place for England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney in a combined Manchester XI chosen by BBC Sport readers. More than 100,000 people chose their teams this week, with Rooney only the 18th most popular selection, just making the bench. Seven United players made the combined team, picked in the lead-up to […]

Analysis: Man City must deal with Man Utd’s aerial power – Shearer

Analysis: Man City must deal with Man Utd’s aerial power – Shearer

Saturday’s Manchester derby will not define the season for United or City but it is a chance for both teams, and their managers, to show why they are a force to be reckoned with. It is already clear these two sides will be in the mix for the title and both will want to make […]

Celtic comfortable as favourites while Rangers eye repeat upset

Celtic comfortable as favourites while Rangers eye repeat upset

BBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland MW from 11:30 BST; Text commentary on the BBC Sport website TEAM NEWS Kieran Tierney is expected to start after pulling out of the Scotland squad last week Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is a doubt for the first Old Firm clash of the season after […]

Scottish Premiership: Choose your Celtic & Rangers combined starting XI

Scottish Premiership: Choose your Celtic & Rangers combined starting XI

The last league meeting between the two sides finished 3-0 to Celtic – will either Leigh Griffiths or Martyn Waghorn feature in your starting XI? Saturday 10 September will see the return of the Old Firm derby in the league for the first time since 2012. The two Glasgow rivals last met in April when […]

Juan Camilo Zuniga: Watford sign Napoli full-back on loan

Juan Camilo Zuniga: Watford sign Napoli full-back on loan

Juan Camilo Zuniga has developed a reputation as an attacking full-back for Napoli and Colombia Watford have signed Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga on a season-long loan from Italian side Napoli. Zuniga can play in either full-back position and has 62 caps for his country. The 30-year-old joined Napoli in 2009 from Siena, and played […]