Llorente to Leeds? Could Spanish striker be reunited with Marcelo Bielsa?

Promotion hopefuls Leeds United have set their eyes on bringing veteran Spanish striker Fernando Llorente to Elland Road on January. Llorente has never quite been a first team regular at Spurs since his arrival from Swansea in the summer of 2017 and most of his goals for Maurico Pochettino’s side have come from the bench, with Harry Kane preferred upfront. He has only made two league appearances for the Lilywhites this season- four minutes against West Ham, and nine minutes against Watford. Continue reading

EFL Championship Results Week 9 2018/19 season

Here are the results from Week 9 of the 2018/19 EFL Championship. Four home teams lost this weekend, and all by the same single goal margin. The biggest result came at Elland Road, where Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds suffered their first loss of the season, going down 2-1 to Birmingham, with the latter claiming their first away win.

Wigan 1-0 Bristol
Aston Villa 1-2 Sheff Wednesday
Derby 3-1 Brentford
Ipswich 0-0 Bolton
Leeds 1-2 Birmingham
Boro 0-0 Swansea
Forest 1-0 Rotherham
Reading 3-0 Hull
Sheff Utd 3-2 Preston
Stoke 2-3 Blackburn
WBA 2-0 Millwall
QPR 0-1 Norwich

Round 9 began with Wigan edging Bristol City at home on Friday night thanks to Nick Powell’s header.

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Mike Ashley buys House of Fraser, NUFC fans upset

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has today bought struggling high street retailer House of Fraser for a reported sum of £90m. The news is likely to cause more consternation among NUFC fans, who are already upset at Ashley for not supporting manager Rafa Benitez in the recently concluded summer transfer window.

Newcastle have sold more than what they’ve bought this summer, and with the likes of Fulham, Wolves and Everton spending heavily, it would seem difficult to expect Benitez to repeat his 10th place finish from last season.

In net transfer terms, Newcastle are the lowest spending Premier League club in the 2018/19 season- approximately minus £28m. They will begin their campaign this weekend against Tottenham Hotspur.

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