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Football connected nan New Year Honours list

Football connected nan New Year Honours list

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Elsewhere successful football, England's most-capped men's subordinate Peter Shilton, who was already an OBE, receives a CBE.

Former Scotland head Alex McLeish has been made an OBE while erstwhile Leeds United leader Howard Wilkinson receives nan aforesaid honour.

Brighton and Hove Albion president Tony Bloom has been recognised pinch an MBE.

Beloved erstwhile Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling and Kick It Out chair Sanjay Bhandari and nan charity's caput of improvement Troy Townsend person been recognised pinch MBEs.

Sarah Shephard sat down pinch Stelling pursuing his exit from Sky earlier this twelvemonth

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Jeff Stelling interview: ‘In 30 years of broadcasting, I ne'er had a consequence for illustration it’

Bright, Earps and Hemp recognised successful New Year Honours List

Bright, Earps and Hemp recognised successful New Year Honours List

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Three of England's Women's World Cup players person been recognised successful nan New Year Honours List.

Millie Bright, Mary Earps and Lauren Hemp person each been honoured for their portion successful nan Lionesses' tally to nan World Cup last successful Australia and New Zealand.

Bright captained Sarina Wiegman's broadside astatine nan tourney pinch regular skipper Leah Williamson missing retired done wounded and receives an OBE.

Goalkeeper Earps, who besides won BBC Sports Personality of nan Year earlier this month, receives an MBE, arsenic does guardant Hemp.

England won nan European Championships connected location ungraded successful 2022 but fell conscionable short of adding nan world crown a twelvemonth later losing 1-0 to Spain successful nan final.

Venkatesham made OBE successful New Year Honours list

Venkatesham made OBE successful New Year Honours list

Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham has been named successful nan New Year Honours list.

Venkatesham, who has been astatine Arsenal since 2010 and will time off successful nan summer, has been recognised pinch an OBE for his services to sport.

In his 13 years astatine Arsenal, he has undertaken nan roles of Head of Global Partnerships, Director of Global Partnerships and Business Strategy, Sales and Marketing Director, Chief Commercial Director and was astir precocious Managing Director (2018-2020) and has been CEO for nan past 3 years.

Outside of Arsenal, he formed portion of nan commercialized squad of nan London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, has served nan British Olympic Association since 2017 arsenic an independent non-executive director, and performed nan aforesaid domiciled for nan 2017 World Athletics Championships held successful London.

“It was surely a astonishment erstwhile I opened nan letter,” Venkatesham told Sky Sports News. “Nothing I was expecting, thing I was anticipating, truthful a really, really awesome astonishment and I’m very proud and very privileged."

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Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham made OBE successful New Year Honours list

‘Tough’ to support Joao Pedro astatine Brighton - De Zerbi

‘Tough’ to support Joao Pedro astatine Brighton - De Zerbi

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Roberto De Zerbi fears it will beryllium difficult to support Joao Pedro astatine Brighton & Hove Albion.

The 22-year-old Brazilian scored 2 much penalties successful nan 4-2 location triumph complete Tottenham, expanding his full of spot-kicks to 8 retired of eight, and his extremity tally to 13 successful total.

De Zerbi said of Joao Pedro, nan club’s £30million grounds signing from Watford successful nan summer: “He was nan champion subordinate connected nan pitch.

“He played different unthinkable game. I americium really pleased pinch his betterment successful mentality, attitude. In nan protect shape he defended for illustration a centre-back for 90 mins.

“He is becoming a apical player. I dream successful nan adjacent twelvemonth to activity pinch him, but it will beryllium very tough.”

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Hodgson tin judge disapproval of results - but not performances

Hodgson tin judge disapproval of results - but not performances

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Crystal Palace leader Roy Hodgson says he accepts disapproval complete results — but reckons an eight-match winless tally does not bespeak his side's performances.

Hodgson's occupation is nether scrutiny pinch Steve Cooper — admired by immoderate astatine Palace — a imaginable replacement if nan nine decides to make a change.

But speaking up of a important crippled against Brentford, Hodgson has defended caller displays.

He said: "It's a spot of a deja-vu business for maine astatine nan moment, because aft nan games I find it difficult to really judge excessively overmuch disapproval of nan team's performances, but connected nan different manus I'm talking to group whose judgement has to beryllium from nan consequence backwards, and nan results person been poor.

"So until specified clip arsenic we tin get immoderate amended results I would person to judge that (criticism), but I would beryllium much concerned if nan squad was playing badly, and much concerned if we didn't person nan (Michael) Olises and nan Eberechi Ezes to travel backmost and thief america retired of this situation."

Palace person not won since beating Burnley 2-0 connected November 4 and beryllium successful 15th spot — conscionable 3 points clear of third-bottom Luton, who person a crippled successful hand.

But, pointing to nan bigger picture, Hodgson said: "Let's beryllium fair. There is simply a spread successful nan Premier League; location is simply a quality betwixt nan Man Citys and nan Liverpools and nan Chelseas and nan Brightons.

"They are nan ones who are expected to beryllium up location successful Europe. We still unrecorded successful a business astatine nan nine wherever avoiding relegation has sewage to beryllium a main concern. I deliberation we tin do amended than that, but it is simply a different level."

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Crystal Palace are slipping and determination clip is looming

What Man Utd/INEOS woody intends for transfers

After yet announcing Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s 25 per cent number finance connected Christmas Eve, Manchester United released nan granular specifications of nan $1.3bn (£1bn) woody moments aft nan last whistle sounded connected Boxing Day’s 3-2 comeback triumph complete Aston Villa.

United had to taxable a scheme to INEOS outlining their intentions regarding signing, trading and offering players caller contracts betwixt now and nan conclusion of nan sale.

Any alteration to that scheme earlier Ratcliffe’s finance is finalised must besides beryllium tally past INEOS, including immoderate deviations from it during nan upcoming January transportation window.

For example, if a semipermanent wounded to a subordinate forces a abrupt rethink successful nan marketplace — arsenic happened past January erstwhile Christian Eriksen’s three-month lay-off pinch an ankle wounded led to Marcel Sabitzer joining connected indebtedness — past Ratcliffe’s squad would request to beryllium engaged first.

Man Utd manus INEOS transportation scheme and early opportunity complete Ten Hag – caller specifications of Ratcliffe deal

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Man Utd manus INEOS transportation scheme and early opportunity complete Ten Hag – caller specifications of Ratcliffe deal

Turkish Super Cup last successful Saudi Arabia cancelled

The Turkish Super Cup last betwixt Galatasaray and Fenerbahce has been cancelled amid a reported statement betwixt nan clubs and nan hosts successful Saudi Arabia.

The 2 rivals were group to play each different successful nan yearly gathering of nan Turkish Super Lig champions and nan Turkish Cup winners astatine Al-Awwal Park successful Riyadh connected Friday evening.

However, media reports emerged alleging that Saudi authorities had stopped nan Turkish nationalist anthem from being played, had prohibited a banner featuring nan laminitis of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatur, from being displayed and would not let players to deterioration T-shirts pinch a akin image and messaging during their warm-up.

The twelvemonth 2023 is nan 100th day of Ataturk founding nan Turkish republic.

The Turkish Football Federation, who had been heavy criticised for moving nan crippled to Saudi Arabia, moved to unopen down specified speculation earlier successful nan time and labelled it "disinformation".

However, pinch kick-off approaching and supporters already wrong nan stadium nan determination was made for nan lucifer to not beryllium played arsenic primitively planned.

A connection connected behalf of some clubs arsenic good arsenic nan federation said a "joint decision" had been made to "postpone to a later date".

Galatasaray vs Fenerbahce Turkish Super Cup last successful Saudi Arabia cancelled

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Galatasaray vs Fenerbahce Turkish Super Cup last successful Saudi Arabia cancelled

Pochettino looking guardant to 'romantic' travel to Luton

Pochettino looking guardant to 'romantic' travel to Luton

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Mauricio Pochettino is looking guardant to a "romantic" travel to Kenilworth Road but is expecting "real football" erstwhile Chelsea look Luton Town.

Luton's 11,500-capacity location has caused problems for a number of large names this play pinch Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal each falling down and Newcastle United past week falling to defeat.

Pochettino is looking guardant to what is simply a different situation to what his Chelsea broadside are utilized to successful Saturday's early game.

"I'm an aged man, I americium romantic," he said. "I emotion shot of nan past and this benignant of stadium makes you retrieve erstwhile I started to play.

"It's a stadium that smells different. It's not luxury successful nan measurement that we recognise luxury today. This type of stadium is 1 wherever you emotion to beryllium there. It's history, it's wholly different.

"Today we are surviving successful a different era, but erstwhile you spell there, you consciousness existent football. We request to spell to Luton reasoning that it's going to beryllium really tough. The stadium, nan fans, it's a squad that loves to conflict and activity really hard.

"If we want to get a bully result, we request to beryllium fresh of people to play football, but we request to lucifer nan desire, nan capacity to conflict for each azygous ball. It's going to beryllium a bully trial for us."

No bids for Toney - Brentford leader Frank

No bids for Toney - Brentford leader Frank

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Brentford leader Thomas Frank hasn't received immoderate bids for Ivan Toney and doesn't want immoderate pinch nan January transportation model group to open.

Toney's eight-month prohibition for breaking gambling rules is group to travel to an extremity adjacent period pinch Saturday's crippled against Crystal Palace perchance Brentford past without him.

Arsenal person been linked pinch a move for nan England world but Frank isn't entertaining liking from nan Gunners aliases anyone else.

"I don't cognize astir that. You'll person to inquire Arsenal," he said erstwhile asked astir talk of a move crossed London.

"As acold arsenic I cognize Ivan is simply a Brentford player. No bids. I want to support him and he's looking guardant to playing for us."

He added: "Am I hopeless to support him? Desperate is simply a large word. I'd really, really for illustration to support him. I'm a caput coach. I'd emotion to person my champion players pinch maine each nan time.

"So from my perspective, I don't want to waste him. That's me, because he is fantastic. Last twelvemonth 3 players scored much than 20 goals successful nan Premier League and he was 1 of them.

"So evidently he is an important subordinate for america and we are conscionable enjoying him each time and looking guardant to erstwhile we tin usage him."

Tottenham's Lloris group for LAFC

LAFC is finalizing a woody to motion World Cup-winning goalkeeper Hugo Lloris from Tottenham.

Lloris’ statement expires adjacent summertime but nan 37-year-old is group to subordinate nan Major League Soccer broadside this wintertime up of preseason starting adjacent month.

The deal’s completion is now considered a formality, pinch nan Frenchman ending an 11-year enactment successful northbound London.

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LAFC finalizing Hugo Lloris transportation from Tottenham

Real to make caller Mbappe move; PSG guardant fixed mid-January deadline

Real to make caller Mbappe move; PSG guardant fixed mid-January deadline

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Real Madrid will make a caller effort to motion Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain — and person fixed nan guardant a deadline to determine if he wants to subordinate them this summer.

As of January 1, Mbappe will beryllium successful nan last six months of his PSG contract, which intends he will beryllium free to discuss pinch different clubs up of a imaginable free transfer.

Real Madrid judge they person learned from nan mistakes made successful nan summertime of 2022 erstwhile they thought they would motion nan Frenchman, only for him to work together a caller woody astatine PSG instead.

The La Liga broadside person made it clear to nan 25-year-old that, if he wants to subordinate them, he must make a determination earlier mid-January.

Some astatine Real Madrid felt betrayed when, successful May 2022, Mbappe chose to renew pinch PSG. But contempt that, interaction betwixt nan 2 parties has ne'er wholly disappeared, arsenic The Athletic outlined successful January 2023.

The woody that was connected nan array successful 2022 is now apt to beryllium different, however.

The rising costs of nan useful astatine nan Santiago Bernabeu person constricted Real Madrid’s spending powerfulness successful nan transportation market, and nan club’s privilege is to make a profit each twelvemonth — thing they moreover managed to execute during nan pandemic.

The nine are besides conscious of maintaining bid successful nan dressing room. Real Madrid person agelong been trying to power nan costs bill, and Mbappe would expect to get connected much than double nan net of nan existent stars, a facet that is ever a delicate 1 down closed doors.

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Young Nottm Forest duo motion caller contracts

Young Nottm Forest duo motion caller contracts

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Josh Powell and Joe Gardner person signed caller contracts pinch Nottingham Forest.

The Nigel Doughty Academy products person established themselves arsenic cardinal players for Warren Joyce’s B Team this season, having some impressed during pre-season, erstwhile they were progressive successful first squad training.

Powell (above) has made 9 appearances successful Premier League 2 this season. The left-back besides scored against Carlisle United successful nan EFL Trophy earlier captaining The Reds against Accrington Stanley successful nan pursuing group shape fixture.

Head of Academy Chris McGuane said: “He has continued to amended since nan commencement of nan play and we look guardant to moving pinch him, and watching his continued progress, arsenic he is simply a young subordinate pinch awesome potential.”

Gardner, an 18-year-old forward, has made 7 appearances successful Premier League 2 and 3 appearances successful nan EFL Trophy.

McGuane added: “Joe is simply a talented subordinate and a respected young man who deserves nan opportunity to widen his clip pinch us.”

Postecoglou's transportation warning: 'Nothing magical'

Ange Postecoglou has warned that “nothing magical is going to happen” astatine Tottenham Hotspur during nan January transportation window.

Tottenham will beryllium capable to motion caller players from January 1 and look successful sore request of reinforcements pursuing a chastening 4-2 conclusion to Brighton & Hove Albion connected Thursday night. Spurs presently person six first-team players retired injured, different 1 suspended, and will suffer 3 much players to world work successful nan caller year.

While Postecoglou has spoken precocious astir his hopes for nan window, he seemed keen to negociate expectations aft nan Brighton defeat. When asked astir nan model successful nan aftermath of Spurs’ 4-2 conclusion astatine Brighton, Postecoglou insisted it would not beryllium a transformative moment.

“Nothing magical’s going to hap successful nan January window,” nan caput coach said. “What we request to do is conscionable support building.”

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Ancelotti hold could spot him enactment astatine Real successful non-coaching role

Real Madrid person announced nan renewal of Carlo Ancelotti's statement until 2026, an hold that could beryllium fulfilled arsenic coach aliases successful different role.

The Athletic tin uncover that nan statement includes nan anticipation of continuing astatine nan nine moreover if, owed to various events, it is agreed that nan Italian will not proceed arsenic coach.

Brazil person been keen to make nan 64-year-old their caller caput coach and made a beardown push to do truthful successful lawsuit Ancelotti did not renew position aliases was sacked successful nan coming months.

However, it tin beryllium revealed Friday's statement renewal includes nan anticipation that Ancelotti could enactment connected astatine nan nine successful different capacity moreover if nan nine opt to move distant from him arsenic nan coach of nan team.

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Frank offered Collins support aft Brentford's conclusion vs Wolves

Brentford Collins

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Thomas Frank called Nathan Collins connected nan measurement location aft Brentford mislaid 4-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers connected Wednesday evening to connection nan defender support.

Collins joined Brentford from Wolves for a club-record interest of £23million successful nan summer. The 22-year-old had a horrible capacity against his erstwhile squad and gave nan shot distant pinch sloppy passes successful nan build-up to 2 of their goals. It was Collins’ first commencement since he injured his ankle connected world work pinch nan Republic of Ireland successful November.

"I went to him aft nan crippled successful nan dressing room but consecutive aft you don't return thing in,” Frank said successful his property convention up of Brentford’s crippled against Crystal Palace connected Saturday.

“Then I gave him a telephone connected nan measurement location conscionable to opportunity 'heads up. Make judge erstwhile you travel successful tomorrow that you support your caput precocious and spot yourself. It happens. You made immoderate mistakes, move on.'

“The adjacent time we had different chat but not excessively overmuch astir nan 2 mistakes. For maine it would beryllium a bigger rumor if he was not successful nan correct position connected a area for illustration aliases if he didn't trim nan shot retired connected a cross. I really praised him for a awesome artifact he did.”

Brentford person mislaid 4 games successful a statement and are 4 points supra nan relegation zone. Their dip successful shape has coincided pinch an wounded crisis. Mathias Jensen made his return from a ft wounded against Wolves arsenic a substitute but Frank says it is “touch and go” if he will commencement astatine Selhurst Park.

There was nary affirmative update connected Aaron Hickey (hamstring) and Kevin Schade (thigh) arsenic Frank says “they are decidedly not successful my image for nan adjacent period astatine slightest but it could beryllium longer”. There is dream though that Kristoffer Ajer will retrieve from a ft wounded successful clip for Nottingham Forest’s sojourn connected January 20.

Emery unsure connected Villa transfers successful January

Emery unsure connected Villa transfers successful January

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Unai Emery has besides been speaking astir transfers — but says he is not judge if Aston Villa will bolster their squad successful nan January window.

Emery has guided Villa to 3rd successful nan Premier League array — conscionable 3 points down leaders Liverpool — but nan Spaniard admits that while they will stay "alert" to possibilities, they will only walk successful a notoriously tricky model if they tin lure players who will "really help".

Speaking up of Saturday's sojourn of Burnley, Emery said: "We are analysing and we are gathering pinch Monchi (president of shot operations) and nan owners successful really we tin amended and alteration thing successful nan squad, but I americium very happy.

"We mightiness alteration something, but not 100 per cent — only if we tin get thing that tin really help. We are going to beryllium alert arsenic to whether we person nan anticipation to adhd to nan squad, but astatine nan infinitesimal we are happy pinch nan players we have, getting bully results, bully committedness and nan competitory building we are creating.

"I don’t cognize if we are going to get thing aliases not successful nan transportation window.”

Villa's Digne facing up to a period connected sidelines

Villa's Digne facing up to a period connected sidelines

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Lucas Digne faces up to a period retired of action aft suffering a hamstring wounded during Aston Villa's 3-2 conclusion to Manchester United connected Boxing Day.

The French world sustained nan wounded sliding to artifact Alejandro Garnacho's disallowed extremity successful nan 2nd half, earlier nan hosts rallied from 2-0 down to hit Villa.

"Lucas Digne is injured and he will beryllium retired for nan tram for immoderate weeks," said caput coach Unai Emery, speaking earlier Burnley's travel to Villa connected New Years' Eve.

"We are playing very good, but we person to effort now and switch him pinch Moreno aft a agelong injury. I deliberation Moreno is fresh and it will beryllium 20 to 25 days for Digne."

Meanwhile, lawman goalkeeper Robin Olsen remains unavailable and Pau Torres, who returned to nan chair against Manchester United, is still not afloat fresh and improbable to commencement against Burnley.

Boubacar Kamara will service nan 3rd lucifer of his suspension but Matty Cash will return to nan squad aft a 1 crippled prohibition having picked up 5 yellowish cards.

Chapman and Sugarman stepping down arsenic non-executive board astatine Brighton

Chapman and Sugarman stepping down arsenic non-executive board astatine Brighton

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Derek Chapman and Marc Sugarman, long-serving members of nan Brighton board, are relinquishing their roles arsenic non-executive board from nan extremity of June.

Chapman, a head for astir 25 years, put his acquisition of nan building manufacture to use, task managing nan club's move to nan Amex Stadium successful 2011 and a caller training centre astatine Lancing successful 2014.

Sugarman, a chartered accountant pinch a inheritance successful banking, has provided penetration into nan worth of sports media authorities and has been a trustee of Brighton's charitable arm, Albion In The Community, since joining nan committee successful 2009.

Owner president Tony Bloom said: “Now that nan club’s main infrastructure is successful place, Derek feels that it is nan correct clip for him to measurement down from nan club’s board.

"Both nan nine and kindness person benefitted hugely from Marc’s business experience, dedication and awesome loyalty complete galore years.

“On behalf of everyone astatine nan club, I’d for illustration to spot connected grounds my acknowledgment to some Derek and Marc for nan tremendous work they’ve given, and connected a individual note, nan fantabulous support they’ve fixed to maine successful my clip arsenic chairman.”

Pochettino has caller Lavia concern

Chelsea person caller wounded concerns astir midfielder Romeo Lavia pursuing Wednesday’s 2-1 triumph complete Crystal Palace, according to caput coach Mauricio Pochettino.

Lavia replaced Ian Maatsen successful nan 58th infinitesimal astatine Stamford Bridge to make his first Chelsea quality since joining nan nine from Southampton successful a woody worthy an first £53million positive £5m successful add-ons backmost successful August.

An ankle wounded suffered soon aft his presence had constricted his engagement successful nan first half of nan season, and aft nan Palace crippled Pochettino revealed nan Belgian requires further appraisal connected what is believed to beryllium a thigh problem.

“He feels something, immoderate issue,” Pochettino said of Lavia. “We request to cheque and dream it’s not (bad). I’m a small spot worried."

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