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Newcastle’s manager has underlined his commitment to what we might euphemistically call the Project by signing a new long-term contract at St James’ Park

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A club statement said: “Newcastle United are delighted to confirm that head coach Eddie Howe has signed a new long-term contract at St. James’ Park.
“Howe joined the Magpies in November 2021, shortly after a takeover of the club by an investment group comprising PIF, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media.

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“The team was still pursuing its first Premier League win of the season at the time of Howe’s arrival, however he guided United to 11th place during the 2021/22 campaign, finishing 14 points clear of the bottom three and just two points off the top 10.”

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The Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has played down the controversy over Cristiano Ronaldo leaving last Sunday’s friendly against Rayo Vallecano early.

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“There were many players who left, but the spotlight is on Cristiano and that is not right,” Ten Hag said. “So I think then do your research and make out many players left, that was what was said … He was part of it. Again, there were a lot of players.”

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Asked about Ronaldo’s position at the club, Ten Hag said: “I’m really happy. I told you before, we plan with the season (with him). We have a top striker and I’m really happy he’s here, he’s in the squad and we stick to that plan.”

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And will he play against Brighton? “We will see Sunday.”

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The manager also confirmed that Anthony Martial will not be available on Sunday: “Yes (he is out),” Ten Hag said. “It’s always difficult to say (the timescale). I hope not too long.”

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(Quotes from PA Media)

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As we mentioned earlier, Pep Guardiola has admitted Bernardo Silva could leave Manchester City amid reports Barcelona are pushing to sign the Portugal international.

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“What happens will happen, and if he stays it is perfect and in the end if he has to leave it is because football is like this,” Guardiola said.

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Watch the video:

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It’s official. Chelsea have confirmed the signing of the Brighton left-back on a six-year deal for £55m plus a potential £7m in add-ons. He might even be able to play at Everton tomorrow. Cucurella told the Chelsea website: “I’m really happy. It’s a big opportunity for me to join one of the best clubs in the world and I’m going to work hard to be happy here and help the team.”

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And a club-record wedge heading Brighton’s way:

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Some Brighton-fan reaction from BTL, care of cavelier5: “Re Cucurella selling someone for £55m 11 months after signing him for a 5th of that is a no-brainer. Brilliant bit of business and you have to admire the way they held out for the right price. Bissouma will be the harder one to replace I think.”

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Morning everyone. Yes, the great Premier League juggernaut is back, and though observations that the football season seems to start earlier each year – like those about police officers and football managers looking younger these days – have begun to seem weary and cliched, this season really has ambushed us early (EFL games in July, I ask you!).

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England has at least had a week to bask in the unfamiliar sensation of Euro 2022 glory, before the more familiar sensations of the top flight’s big kick-off are upon us. And it starts, as last year’s did, with Arsenal facing a testing away game in London against opponents who can raise their game against them. Selhurst Park should be lively tonight as Patrick Vieira seeks to inflict another bruising defeat on his old club, who nonetheless go in to the new season with optimism (cautiously) higher than it has been for a while.

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The defending champions, Manchester City, face a testing start at West Ham in one of the more intriguing fixtures of the weekend, while their closest challengers in 2021-22, Liverpool visit a Fulham side hoping to step off the alternating promotion/relegation merry-go-round.

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We’ll have all the latest team news, media conference tidbits and random gossip and comment through the day. And to start us all off, here’s 10 things to look out for this weekend:

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And right here’s Jamie Jackson’s complete tale on Eric ten Hag’s laying down of the legislation at Outdated Trafford:

Wolves have rejected Nottingham Wooded area’s be offering for Morgan Gibbs-White, as Ben Fisher and Will Unwin document:

When did “within the development” turn into the go-to cliche to explain getting switch offers achieved? No matter, Maxwel Cornet is it sounds as if in a single as his £17.5m West Ham transfer from Burnley edges nearer to finishing touch. Right here’s Moyesy: “He’s within the development now, so with a bit of luck we will be able to get that one achieved.”

After all, for {most professional} golf equipment in England this isn’t the hole weekend of the season – the EFL season were given below means final season, and there’s Championship motion this night when Birmingham, slowed down by way of possession uncertainty for months and tipped by way of many for relegation, tackle promotion hopefuls Huddersfield at St Andrew’s. Blues were given a tight draw at Luton final week thoughts, whilst Huddersfield had been overwhelmed by way of Burnley and it should take new supervisor Danny Schofield time to mattress in.

Eddie Howe indicators new long-term Newcastle deal

Newcastle’s supervisor has underlined his dedication to what we may euphemistically name the Venture by way of signing a brand new long-term contract at St James’ Park

A membership commentary stated: “Newcastle United are thrilled to substantiate that head trainer Eddie Howe has signed a brand new long-term contract at St. James’ Park.
“Howe joined the Magpies in November 2021, in a while after a takeover of the membership by way of an funding workforce comprising PIF, PCP Capital Companions and RB Sports activities & Media.

“The crew used to be nonetheless pursuing its first Premier League win of the season on the time of Howe’s arrival, on the other hand he guided United to eleventh position all over the 2021/22 marketing campaign, completing 14 issues transparent of the ground 3 and simply two issues off the highest 10.”

Thank you Luke. And right here’s a captivating little statistical line that PA Media have simply post about substitute-use, as we head right into a season through which 5 are allowed: Manchester Town used their subs’ bench much less incessantly than any crew within the Premier League or the English Soccer League final season, PA information company research finds. Substitutes accounted for most effective 4.5% of Guy Town’s Premier League enjoying time in 2021-22, the bottom proportion of mins in England’s best 4 tiers.

Regardless that this would seem to move towards the road that expanding the selection of subs would favour the massive groups, it additionally displays the squad steadiness that most effective the richest golf equipment are in most cases ready to care for.

That’s all from me – again to Tom Davies to steer you thru the remainder of the massive Premier League countdown …

Right here, in video shape, is John Brewin’s view on how Wolves are shaping up for the Premier League season forward:

Able for the Premier League 2022-2023: Wolves – video

Now, some switch information from the Ladies’s Tremendous League:

Chelsea have made the Sweden global Johanna Rytting Kaneryd their 5th summer season signing. The winger joins on a three-year deal, with an method to prolong for some other yr.

The 25-year outdated, who will put on the No 19 blouse, joins after scoring 15 targets in 55 appearances for BK Häcken, and featured in the entire Swedish membership’s Champions League workforce suits final season.

Johanna Rytting Kaneryd.
Johanna Rytting Kaneryd. {Photograph}: Clive Howes/Chelsea FC/Getty Photographs

Ten Hag performs down Ronaldo row

The Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag has performed down the debate over Cristiano Ronaldo leaving final Sunday’s pleasant towards Rayo Vallecano early.

“There have been many gamers who left, however the highlight is on Cristiano and that’s not proper,” Ten Hag stated. “So I feel then do your analysis and make out many gamers left, that used to be what used to be stated … He used to be a part of it. Once more, there have been numerous gamers.”

Requested about Ronaldo’s place on the membership, Ten Hag stated: “I’m truly satisfied. I advised you ahead of, we plan with the season (with him). Now we have a best striker and I’m truly satisfied he’s right here, he’s within the squad and we persist with that plan.”

And can he play towards Brighton? “We can see Sunday.”

The executive additionally showed that Anthony Martial might not be to be had on Sunday: “Sure (he’s out),” Ten Hag stated. “It’s at all times tricky to mention (the timescale). I am hoping now not too lengthy.”

(Quotes from PA Media)

“Our purpose is to win each and every recreation,” says Erik ten Hag.

No longer precisely what you’d name an authentic concept from the brand new Manchester United supervisor, however an admirable ambition, nevertheless.

🔊 “Our purpose is to win each and every recreation, that is what Manchester United stands for,” Erik provides.

“We need to sit up for the primary recreation and the manner needs to be: to win each and every recreation. So, let’s get started Sunday.” 🙌#MUFC || #MUNBHA

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 5, 2022

Aston Villa start their Premier League marketing campaign towards Bournemouth the following day. The Villa supervisor Steven Gerrard is hoping his crew could make a step up this season.

“It’s going to be an excessively tricky problem however I think like we’re in a position,” Gerrard stated. “I’m searching for the most efficient model folks … we want to discover a higher stage of consistency, so we will be able to function within the best part of the desk … we wish to be higher with out the ball and be an excessively tricky crew to play towards.”

A few desire strains from Erik ten Hag’s lunchtime press convention ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League opener towards Brighton on Sunday:

“I’m satisfied we’ve a just right squad … We will nonetheless enhance the squad, however I feel the crew is appearing they may be able to play to a just right stage.

“We want gamers … you don’t want any participant, you want the suitable participant.”

On Cristiano Ronaldo: “I’m truly satisfied he’s right here … we’ve a best striker.”

#MUNBHA

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 5, 2022

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🗯 Erik: “I feel we’ve labored truly neatly, but additionally tricky within the final weeks to get a base.

“I am truly taking a look ahead to Sunday.” 👊#MUFC || #MUNBHA

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 5, 2022

Louise Taylor

Louise Taylor

Eddie Howe has warned Newcastle United lovers that monetary truthful play rules will save you him from spending closely within the switch marketplace for some years yet to come.

Regardless of the huge wealth in their new Saudi Arabian house owners, Newcastle have nonetheless to broaden the economic earnings streams which might permit them to speculate considerably in gamers whilst last inside the regulations.

The Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag is chatting with the media round now, ahead of the fit towards Brighton at Outdated Trafford on Sunday … we will be able to convey you some quotes from him once humanly conceivable.

“Jamaica is an excessively stunning nation however, , it has its just right aspects and dangerous aspects.”

Ben Fisher speaks to the Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey on his pals Usain Bolt and Raheem Sterling, operating below Steven Gerrard and in spite of everything feeling in a position to polish:

Ben Fisher has an replace on Morgan-Gibbs White of Wolves: as reported final evening by way of Will Unwin, Nottingham Wooded area had submitted a club-record bid for the midfielder the day prior to this, however Ben now experiences that the bid has been rejected.

Morgan Gibbs-White.
Morgan Gibbs-White. {Photograph}: Pablo Morano/Reuters

Nottingham Wooded area were charged for the pitch invasion all over final season’s playoff semi-final … here’s the tale courtesy of PA Media:

Nottingham Wooded area were charged by way of the Soccer Affiliation after their lovers invaded the pitch following their Sky Wager Championship play-off semi-final win over Sheffield United final season.

Wooded area beat the Blades on consequences after the two-legged tie ended 3-3 on mixture to e book their position at Wembley however there have been unsavoury scenes as lovers poured directly to the pitch, with one in all them headbutting United skipper Billy Sharp. Wooded area season price tag holder Robert Biggs used to be despatched to jail after his assault and different United gamers had been concerned about exchanges with Wooded area lovers.

Oli McBurnie will stand trial in December after denying a price of attack by way of beating after an alleged incident whilst Rhian Brewster had the similar price towards him dropped final week. The FA has now charged Wooded area with a breach of Rule E20.

An FA commentary learn: “Nottingham Wooded area has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20 following their EFL Championship fixture towards Sheffield United FC on Tuesday 17 Might 2022.

“It’s alleged that Nottingham Wooded area FC did not make certain that its spectators, and all individuals purporting to be its supporters or fans, performed themselves in an orderly model and avoided the usage of threatening and/or violent behaviour while encroaching onto the pitch space, following the finishing touch of the fixture.”

Guardiola admits Bernardo Silva may just depart

As we discussed previous, Pep Guardiola has admitted Bernardo Silva may just depart Manchester Town amid experiences Barcelona are pushing to signal the Portugal global.

“What occurs will occur, and if he remains it’s easiest and in spite of everything if he has to depart this is because soccer is like this,” Guardiola stated.

Watch the video:

‘I would like him to stick’: Guardiola involved Bernardo Silva may just depart Manchester Town – video

The Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has now not dominated out dipping into the switch marketplace to relieve his present damage issues however admits it’s not the strategy to a “four-week drawback”.

Centre-back Ibrahima Konate injured a knee within the pleasant towards Strasbourg on Sunday which Klopp admits will see the defender out “for some time”. He joins an damage checklist which already contains Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Diogo Jota (thigh), Curtis Jones (calf), second-choice goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher (groin) and Kostas Tsimikas, with Naby Keita set to renew coaching on Friday after virtually every week out with sickness.

“Now we have too many accidents, that’s true,” stated the Reds boss. “However within the second not anything has modified (in the case of new signings). Numerous unfortunate eventualities. Began with Caoimh and Diogo, just about one used to be injured and one had a re-injury. In a couple of weeks’ time they are going to be again, however they’ve neglected pre-season and that’s now not cool.

“Ibou in a problem within the recreation towards Strasbourg, what came about there we need to see how lengthy it’s going to take however he’s out for some time. However we can not clear up an issue we’ve for 4 weeks with a switch for a complete yr. That makes in this day and age no sense to us. The switch window remains to be open and we will be able to see however the plans aren’t to move in that route.” (PA Media)

Because the Chelsea gaffer Tommy Tuchel discussed a couple of mins in the past, the deal for Cucurella way Levi Colwill is loose to move on mortgage … and he’s off to Brighton, as evidenced by way of the Seagulls’ fresh tweet:

Albion are thrilled to announce the signing of @Levi_Colwill on mortgage. 🙌

🤝 @FirstTouchGames // #BHAFC 🔵⚪️

— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) August 5, 2022

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It’s reliable! Marc Cucurella is a Chelsea participant, and we will be able to all in spite of everything transfer on.

The deal is value an eye-watering £62million together with add-ons – here’s the tale from Fabrizio Romano:

Thank you Tom. Hi everybody. Following that point out of Shane Duffy’s mortgage transfer to Fulham, the type other people on the Press Affiliation have achieved a bit of tale:

Republic of Eire defender Shane Duffy has joined Fulham on a season-long mortgage from Brighton. Duffy, 30, had prior to now spent the 2020-21 marketing campaign on mortgage in Scotland with Celtic, making 27 appearances ahead of returning to the Amex Stadium final time period and operating out for the Seagulls 20 occasions.

“I’m thrilled this is it’s achieved, this can be a truly thrilling problem for me and the membership,” Duffy advised the Fulham web page. “It came about truly briefly, however I didn’t truly have time to consider it in any respect, once they got here in for me, I simply knew it used to be proper for me. I spoke to the chief and it used to be the similar each tactics, so I’m truly excited.”

Seagulls head trainer Graham Potter is assured Duffy will have the benefit of common recreation time with the Cottagers. “Shane has been an excellent servant to this membership, and is rightly held in prime esteem by way of everybody right here,” Potter advised Brighton’s web page. “There used to be no force on him to depart, however usually he sought after to play common soccer, and whilst he used to be nonetheless a part of our wider squad, shall we now not ensure him that. This transfer will give him that chance, which is truly vital to him because the captain of the Republic of Eire, and Fulham are getting a participant who has nice revel in at this stage.”

Shane Duffy signs on the dotted line.
Shane Duffy indicators at the dotted line. {Photograph}: Dave Shopland/Shutterstock

And with that, I’ll hand you over to Luke McLaughlin for a little bit. Goodbye.

Ed Aarons

Ed Aarons

Thomas Tuchel speaks:

At the Marc Cucurella deal: “The bureaucracy is in procedure and with a bit of luck we will be able to get it completed ahead of midday and Marc is our participant. He’s an implausible younger participant. Hungry, cellular, very clever participant. Can play a number of positions in our gadget, that’s why we are hoping the switch is going thru after which if it is going thru, it opens some choices like for Levi Colwill to possibly in finding some extra recreation time somewhere else.”

At the Global Cup the splitting season into two:

“With a bit of luck now not (some other mid-season Global Cup once more) after. It does now not make such a lot sense. You’re feeling it. The gamers are very centered in this Global Cup already, which is a superb factor as a result of they arrive in form and take care about themselves. Additionally it is a nasty factor. They’re centered at the Global Cup and now not right here. Part of them, I’ve a sense, is already fascinated about November. We can see the way it influences the gamers and the performances in October when it will get nearer, then it’s going to be for me an enormous have an effect on emotionally and bodily at the guys that move to the Global Cup. They are going to come again tired bodily but additionally mentally with giant good fortune, giant feelings, sure or large unhappiness, you by no means know. Then, instantly, 4 or 5 days later, we’ve Boxing Day. Let’s see. No one did it ahead of. We really feel already and the talks with the gamers, the thrill, which is standard and a just right factor. We attempt to flip it round and use it for us however I’m a little bit unsure of all this.”

Chelsea announce signing of Marc Cucurella

It’s reliable. Chelsea have showed the signing of the Brighton left-back on a six-year deal for £55m plus a possible £7m in add-ons. He may even have the ability to play at Everton the following day. Cucurella advised the Chelsea web page: “I’m truly satisfied. It’s a large alternative for me to enroll in one of the crucial best possible golf equipment on the earth and I’m going to paintings laborious to be at liberty right here and lend a hand the crew.”

And a club-record wedge heading Brighton’s means:

Marc Cucurella has finished a transfer to @ChelseaFC, in a deal which can see the membership obtain its list switch charge. ✍️

🤝 @FirstTouchGames // #BHAFC 🔵⚪️

— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) August 5, 2022

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Some Brighton-fan response from BTL, care of cavelier5: “Re Cucurella promoting any individual for £55m 11 months after signing him for a fifth of that may be a no-brainer. Good bit of commercial and you have got to respect the best way they held out for the suitable worth. Bissouma would be the more difficult one to switch I feel.”

In his first presser as a Premier League supervisor, Steve Cooper batted away speak about his contract state of affairs as he enters the overall 365 days of his Nottingham Wooded area contract.

“I don’t truly consider it to be fair, now not one thing that enters my thoughts,” he stated. “I’m extra within the crew and seeking to ship the suitable coaching classes and I’m simply now not concerned about non-public stuff.

“Am I satisfied? Yeah, double satisfied. On a daily basis it’s an honour and a privilege to be right here. It’s now not one thing I spend an excessive amount of time fascinated about.”

Wooded area discuss with Newcastle the following day the place the outspoken Dean Henderson will play, however Omar Richards (leg) and Ryan Yates (knee) are out.

Our last Premier League pre-season preview has dropped, through which John Brewin discusses the potentialities of one of the crucial league’s “enigma” groups, Wolves:

Martin Tyler has apologised over his Hillsborough remarks:

“There is not any connection in any respect between the Hillsborough crisis and hooliganism – I do know that, and I used to be now not implying that there used to be. I apologise sincerely and wholeheartedly for any false impression.”

By means of the best way there’s, I feel, a side-debate available about some other factor Tyler stated previous – “You’ve got to bear in mind soccer used to be in a little bit of a disaster at the moment [of the Premier League’s creation].” Used to be soccer truly in disaster in 1992? After six consecutive seasons of emerging attendances, hooliganism at the wane, and the sport already browsing a post-Italia 90 wave? It suits a neat Premier League narrative however the fact used to be extra complicated.

So what of Spurs this season? Their squad has had primary surgical operation since Antonio Conte arrived final season, and David Hytner divines what long-term signings akin to Djed Spence imply for the ambitions of Conte and Tottenham right here:

https://www.theguardian.com/soccer/2022/aug/05/conte-caution-on-spence-signing-shows-how-far-spurs-hope-to-go

Nottingham Wooded area were charged by way of the FA over the unruly pitch invasion on the finish in their playoff semi-final win over Sheffield United in Might. Right here’s PA Media’s tale:

Nottingham Wooded area were charged by way of the Soccer Affiliation after their lovers invaded the pitch following their Sky Wager Championship play-off semi-final win over Sheffield United final season.

Wooded area beat the Blades on consequences after the two-legged tie ended 3-3 on mixture to e book their position at Wembley however there have been unsavoury scenes as lovers poured directly to the pitch, with one in all them headbutting United skipper Billy Sharp.

Wooded area season price tag holder Robert Biggs used to be despatched to prison after his assault and different United gamers had been concerned about exchanges with Wooded area lovers.

Oli McBurnie will stand trial in December after denying a price of attack by way of beating after an alleged incident whilst Rhian Brewster had the similar price towards him dropped final week.

The FA has now charged Wooded area with a breach of Rule E20.

An FA commentary learn: “Nottingham Wooded area has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20 following their EFL Championship fixture towards Sheffield United FC on Tuesday 17 Might 2022.

“It’s alleged that Nottingham Wooded area FC did not make certain that its spectators, and all individuals purporting to be its supporters or fans, performed themselves in an orderly model and avoided the usage of threatening and/or violent behaviour while encroaching onto the pitch space, following the finishing touch of the fixture.”

Mortgage information: Fulham have signed Shane Duffy on a season-long mortgage from Brighton. No longer all our writers are satisfied:

Turns out a little bit strange for Fulham to make use of a mortgage slot as much as signal a 30-year-old Shane Duffy within the last yr of his contract. Without a doubt there’s a deal to be achieved to signal him completely and depart a mortgage spot to be had for later within the window

— Will Unwin (@Will_Unwin) August 5, 2022

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Turns out a little bit strange for Fulham to make use of a mortgage slot as much as signal a 30-year-old Shane Duffy within the last yr of his contract. Without a doubt there’s a deal to be achieved to signal him completely and depart a mortgage spot to be had for later within the window

— Will Unwin (@Will_Unwin) August 5, 2022

It’s a hectic outdated morning for switch information – would have an interest to look how Brighton lovers really feel in regards to the most likely lack of Cucurella to Chelsea, and the way it affects their potentialities after such an stress-free 2021-22 marketing campaign.

Extra switch information: Amadou Onana is having a scientific at Everton after a deal used to be agreed to signal the Lille midfielder, pipping West Ham, who’d additionally been interested by Onana. And Bourneouth have agreed a deal for the Barcelona goalkeeper Neto

On that matter, right here’s a roundup of the most recent switch tittle-tattle, stuff and nonsense from the Hearsay Mill:

Jürgen Klopp’s been speaking about Liverpool’s shuttle to Fulham, whom he praises for the style in their promotion final season. “Getting promoted thru enjoying soccer is without doubt one of the toughest issues to do,” he stated, “and that’s what Fulham did, they’re a truly just right crew … it’ll be tricky, however I’m satisfied that we performed the Town recreation [in the Community Shield] to be fair it gave us a touch of the place we’re.” Klopp pours chilly water at the concept of extra signings in this day and age, including: “Now we have too many accidents in this day and age thats true however in this day and age not anything adjustments.”

“You will have a piece of writing as of late with Sky Sports activities bigging themselves up compared to BT Recreation,” writes Colin Stevens. “However that also doesn’t forestall folks of their crew making horrendous gaffes. See this tweet from the splendid Ms Shelagh Fogarty

“Hillsborough and different hooligan similar parties” Martin Tyler @BBCr4today – please proper that.

— Shelagh Fogarty 💚 (@ShelaghFogarty) August 5, 2022

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“Hillsborough and different hooligan similar parties” Martin Tyler @BBCr4today – please proper that.

— Shelagh Fogarty 💚 (@ShelaghFogarty) August 5, 2022

It could be nice to get some reaction from Mr Tyler, Sky Sports activities & the These days programme.”

An insensitive gaffe certainly. One expects extra from Tyler.

Our newest Premier League pre-season preview spotlights West Ham, taking a look to construct on a season filled with a laugh and frolics in 2021-22, although there used to be a way they had been falling away in opposition to the top of the season. It may well be tricky dwelling as much as raised expectancies, reckons Jacob Steinberg, who asks whether or not David Moyes’s aspect may have long gone a little bit stale:

Newcastle haven’t been as free-spending on this switch window as many predicted, however their seek for new recruits continues. However Eddie Howe has insisted the membership will function below spending restrictions for “years” in spite of all that Saudi money in the back of them.

“Monetary Honest Play will have an effect on us, will proceed to have an effect on us, I feel, for a lot of years,” stated the Newastle supervisor. “We haven’t were given the loose rein, the loose hand that possibly has been perceived within the media, that we will be able to move and signal whoever we would like and pay extortionate charges and wages.

“We’re now not in that place and I don’t suppose we will be able to be for some time period. We’re having to be inventive and sensible and take a look at to make the suitable additions with the monetary restraints that we’ve got.”

Chelsea are at the verge of securing the signing of Marc Cucurella from Brighton, in keeping with Sky Sports activities Information. The total-back, probably the most spectacular gamers within the best flight final season, has in fact been gossiped about as a Manchester Town goal all summer season.

Within the WSL, champions Chelsea have signed the Sweden winger Johanna Rytting Kaneryd on a three-year deal.

Manchester Town can have recruited a stunningly proficient and environment friendly robo-striker in Erling Haaland however may they be about to lose the inventive abilities of Bernardo Silva? “What occurs will occur,” stated Pep Guardiola, “and if he remains it’s easiest and in spite of everything if he has to depart this is because soccer is like this; the participant has a need. I will be able to now not be an individual to forestall a need for the folk. If you end up a soccer participant it’s so quick, you don’t realise and it’s just about over. The participant must communicate to the membership and I’ve by no means ever been concerned about that.”

Jamie Jackson has the tale:

And right here’s a place extra eve-of-season studying, from Barney Ronay at the strangeness of a season to be impulsively interrupted by way of probably the most debatable of Global Cups:

And right here’s David Hills on any other issues we’ll must get used to, akin to 5 subs, a brand new reliable ball and a few out-there new kits:

Preamble

Morning everybody. Sure, the good Premier League juggernaut is again, and although observations that the soccer season turns out to begin previous each and every yr – like the ones about law enforcement officials and soccer managers taking a look more youthful at the present time – have begun to appear weary and cliched, this season truly has ambushed us early (EFL video games in July, I ask you!).

England has no less than had every week to bask within the unfamiliar sensation of Euro 2022 glory, ahead of the extra acquainted sensations of the highest flight’s giant kick-off are upon us. And it begins, as final yr’s did, with Arsenal going through a checking out away recreation in London towards fighters who can lift their recreation towards them. Selhurst Park will have to be vigorous this night as Patrick Vieira seeks to inflict some other bruising defeat on his outdated membership, who nevertheless move in to the brand new season with optimism (cautiously) upper than it’s been for some time.

The protecting champions, Manchester Town, face a checking out get started at West Ham in one of the crucial extra intriguing fixtures of the weekend, whilst their closest challengers in 2021-22, Liverpool discuss with a Fulham aspect hoping to step off the alternating promotion/relegation merry-go-round.

We’ll have the entire newest crew information, media convention tidbits and random gossip and remark in the course of the day. And to begin us all off, right here’s 10 issues to appear out for this weekend:

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