It has been revealed that Mario Balotelli had a £1 million good behaviour clause in his contract at Liverpool.  If he managed to not get sent off three times for being, well, Mario Balotelli the Anfield side were prepared to give him a massive bonus.   Who would have thought it more likely he would 

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What exactly has David Luiz done to upset Sergio Aguero?  It cannot possibly be that Sideshow Bob puts the little Argentine in his pocket each time they meet because, although playing very well at the moment, Luiz isn’t that good.   Is it the historic rivalry between Argentina and Brazil coming to the fore in 

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Spurs fans have needed something to cheer them up in recent weeks.   Therefore there was no better time for Poch to get suited up, adopt the look of a IT salesman and get Harry Kane to renew his Windows 10 licenses for another 3 years.   Actually it was 5 years and a £100k 

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Gareth Southgate must be one hell of a salesman.   He is currently trying to persuade Steve Holland that a good career move would be to jack it in with Antonio Conte and the Premier League leaders and come and be found guilty by association the next time England crash out of a major tournament. 

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Arsenal are trying a new approach to winning the title.   They’ve realised winning some matches and remaining unbeaten in November might give them a chance of not being miles off the pace come the turn of the year.   Xhaka and Sanchez dominated the match against Bournemouth who will have felt a little unlucky 

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Jose has been so wowed by Zlatan’s form this season that they have already decided to take up the option on an extra year of the Swede at Old Trafford.   To be fair, it’s the best bit of work Zlatan has done since landing in Manchester, the “I could rule America” interview he gave 

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Spurs, Spurs, Spurs.   Just because you won at the weekend by being 2-1 down doesn’t mean that should be your new recipe for success.  Credit to Monaco though.  I suggested in Monday’s column that the only way to beat Tottenham was to stop either of the Harry’s getting the ball near the goal and 

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I’d like to say the fixture computer left the best to last this weekend, but Burnley and WBA got it on on Monday night.   Sunday gave us the delights of Middlesboro playing host to Chelsea in the battle of which manager would look a special kind of sultry moody.   It’s almost as if 

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You know it is a quiet news week in the Premier League when all the chatter is around whether two players who I assumed had called it a day might be returning to their former clubs.   International football traditionally quietens the chat, buzz and rumours around the Premier League circus and this week has 

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I tell you what, you’ve got to be a good side to wear pink haven’t you?   The nation of Scotland would have been pumped full of national pride, ready to head over the border and teach those English a thing or two about football, just like they did in the good old days.   

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I am a fan of football and not of politics. Today, however, it is difficult to find anything but politics on the telly as every channel is covering the outcome of the US Presidential Election. Donald Trump’s strangely-shaped lemon face is everywhere, grinning, while Middle Americans cheer and drink beer. This looks like fun, but 

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Considering the sterling has dropped to a 200 year low, yes I will finally accept that Pogba is worth £89 million.   Jose’s plan to make Pogba look like the best player in the United side was to select Carrick, Felliani, Jones, Rojo, Young, Rooney and Zlatan around him.   I had to admit I, 

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West Ham striker Andy Carroll was chased down after training yesterday and the potential robbers of a very nice watch pulled a gun on him.   I know what you are all thinking, Andy Carroll was in training?  Still, he managed to accelerate away in a manner the Hammers fans have rarely seen. Just a 

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A week or so ago I mentioned that Ozil was scoring goals when it really mattered, 3-0 up at home to an average Bulgarian side.   Well, Mesut, I apologise.     200 cheers for Ozil You scored when it really, really mattered last night.  Arsenal fell for the “we will be more cautious” line 

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Things are suddenly looking up for Jose, are they not?   First United win a game, and not just any game.  A game against Pep’s City, which must mean Pep is on the way out now, no?     Milan money-fest Secondly, all this new money in Milan has sent both clubs transfer rumour crazy. 

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