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The other Fernando who could soon be a Premier League star...

Athletic Bilbao

Spanish striker Fernando Llorente has been linked with all and sundry this summer – first, he was going to Arsenal, then Spurs, then maybe Manchester City, or maybe Arsenal….or Spurs. By why has the Spaniard only recently been found on the radar, despite playing 237 games for Athletic Bilbao, since making his debut in 2005?

The Arsenal box of tricks who is emulating a legend


Saturday’s demolition of Southampton saw Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal spearhead their attack with Gervinho. The Ivorian came to the club as a winger but as the history books show, Wenger has no qualms about converting wingers into strikers and, in Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie he produced two of the best strikers in the world.

A chance for 'greatness' at Anfield


Sir Alex Ferguson has pleaded with Manchester United fans to “show greatness” in the run up to their imminent and emotionally charged fixture with Liverpool at Anfield next Sunday.

Celtic looking for respect in Europe

Champions League

Celtic made their long anticipated return to Europe this week with a goalless draw against Benfica in their first Champions League group game. What can we take from the Scottish club’s return to the big time?

From Eduardo to Ronaldo: Is diving ok?


The modern game has become a tricky business – as the technical quality of the game improves, amendments to the rule-book have tended to favour the attacker, leaving the unwitting defender vulnerable to what is officially termed ‘simulation’, with former Manchester United and Arsenal players hitting the headlines for it. But is diving cheating?