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Paris Olympics 2024: live schedule

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Report | Reading 1-2 Millwall

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 19

Reading FC to be broadcast live stateside as EFL agree deal

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THE READING CHRONICLE Jul 19

Erik ten Hag reveals ‘confrontational' talks over Manchester United's direction

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 19

The Friedkin Group dramatically pull out of potential takeover of Everton

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 19

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 19

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FILBERT WAY Jul 19

Preview | Back In Action At Bearwood!

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 19

One Thing Each Reading Player Could Improve On Next Season

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SBNATION.COM Jul 19

‘It wouldn't happen to the men': Wakefield AFC women's team dropped

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 19

West Ham in talks to bring N'Golo Kanté back from Saudi Arabia for £20m

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

Still silent from top sources as transfers for Juventus, Leeds, Spurs and AC Milan players are talking points

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FILBERT WAY Jul 18

Manchester United sign defender Leny Yoro from Lille for £52.2m

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

‘Lucky' Ollie Pope grateful for friend Aaron Ramsdale's presence

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

Marseille sign Mason Greenwood from Manchester United

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

Højlund, Immobile, Thuram: men's transfers you may have missed during Euro 2024

With the tournament now over, the important business of signings will again command our attention Transfer window interactive: all the latest...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

Manchester City complete signing of winger Savinho from Girona

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

Dortmund confirm four-year deal for golden boot runner-up Serhou Guirassy

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

Hugo Lloris says Fernández video is ‘attack on French people' as Argentinian minister sacked

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

Arsenal yet to seal Riccardo Calafiori deal as Bologna stay firm over fee

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

Secure your tickets for QPR and Hull City clashes

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READINGFC.CO.UK Jul 18

Graham Potter swerves England talk but pays tribute to Southgate's spell

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

Euro 2025: who is in the playoffs, who will be seeded and when is the draw?

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

Was Gareth Southgate's time up? Our readers review his England tenure

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

VIDEO: Future Man Utd star? Kai Rooney hits top bin penalties & pitch-long crossbar challenge in another hint at treading same path as record-breaking father Wayne

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GOAL.COM Jul 18

Bruce Mwape banned from private contact with Zambia players at Olympics

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

Exclusive - Hibs ace feared 'no goal' shout would deny him dream debut

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Charmed sisters, footballing mammoths and leaders who quit – take the Thursday quiz

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

David Squires on … the end for Gareth Southgate with England

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

Esther Perel's love letter to romance

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

If Not Rob Couhig, Then Who Do You Want To Own Reading?

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SBNATION.COM Jul 18

Philadelphia's Cavan Sullivan, 14, breaks Freddy Adu's youngest MLS player mark

Sullivan, 14, is considered future USMNT star Expected to join City at 18 in pre-arranged transfer Cavan Sullivan became the youngest player to...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 18

Ange Postecoglou focused on Tottenham after being linked to England manager job

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

‘Special’ Archie Gray leaves Tottenham fans stunned by starring in new position in pre-season win over Hearts

Archie Gray has quickly made a strong impression on Tottenham fans as he starred in their 5-1 pre-season win against Hearts. Spurs welcomed the...
TALKSPORT Jul 17

Son Heung-min's father promises change after bullying accusations at academy

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Reading FC legend on importance of getting 'the right' owner

Reading legend Brian McDermott has spoken of the importance of ensuring the club get 'the right owner' as soon as possible to enable the club to...
THE READING CHRONICLE Jul 17

Angel City to become world's most valuable women's team with $250m sale

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Relentless In Red | 2024-25 Away Kit On Sale Now!

Reading's official Away Kit for the upcoming 2024-25 campaign has landed, and you can buy yours both in-store and online from 9am...
READINGFC.CO.UK Jul 17

Labour moves to protect football fans with return of governance bill

Plans in king's speech include changing stadium locations or club names and setting up a new financial regulator Labour will beef up protections...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Leicester in perfect link to player who knows Steve Cooper from their England days

Leicester was rumoured today to be in line to pick up Oliver Skip from Spurs. A player known to Steve Cooper from the England youth set up. Skip...
FILBERT WAY Jul 17

Ten things you might have missed while Euros hogged the headlines

Sooner than you think, the club football season will be here. Perhaps the finest quality of an international tournament is its ability to sideline...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Sarina Wiegman has enviable choice to decide her best England XI for Euros | Tom Garry

Lauren James, Mary Earps and Ella Toone all battling to make case to start defending champions' opening game next summer With England having...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Will Pep Guardiola extend his brand of greatness at Manchester City?

Manager is less decisive when it comes to his own future at a club built for him El Cap – The Boss – is an apt Catalan sobriquet for Pep Guardiola...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Ex-Reading defender is 'loving' life after joining Luton Town

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LUTON TODAY Jul 17

Football Governance Bill is included in the King's Speech

Reading fan group Sell Before We Dai have responded to the 'excellent news' that the Football Governance Bill has been included in the King's...
THE READING CHRONICLE Jul 17

Reading FC EFL Trophy group stage fixtures confirmed

Reading have confirmed their group stage fixtures for the EFL Trophy, with West Ham Under-21s first up. A competition previously solely for those...
THE READING CHRONICLE Jul 17

Fans say ‘this is surreal’ after realising England had CURSE put on them by famous Brazilian writer after 1966 World Cup

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THE SUN Jul 17

FA of Wales becomes first national association to join Common Goal

At least 1% of ticket sales will be donated Supporters will decide where funds go The Football Association of Wales has become the first national...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Manchester United line up Leny Yoro medical in transfer battle with Real Madrid

Lille defender due in England after £52m deal agreed Player had indicated preference to join Madrid Manchester United's push to beat Real Madrid...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Reading FC released midfielder on trial in League One

Leyton Orient have taken experienced midfielder Sam Hutchinson on trial following his release at Reading in May. The 34-year-old Chelsea youngster...
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Preview: Reading vs. Millwall - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Friday's friendly clash between Reading and Millwall, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK Jul 17

Pensions boost, smoking ban & HUGE planning change unveiled in King's Speech as Keir ‘fights for your trust'

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THE SUN Jul 17

‘Ridiculous' Wafcon delay leaves African women's football in a mess

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

USA women draw with Costa Rica amid sweltering heat in final Olympic tune-up

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

How entertaining was Euro 2024? Our readers review the tournament

Georgia, Turkey, Austria and Spain won over a lot of new fans but too many of the favourites flopped Started so brightly, with a real run of...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Chelsea confirm Lucy Bronze signing on two-year deal after Barcelona exit

England defender admits move feels ‘a little bit surreal' ‘I'm really excited to be back in England,' she says Chelsea have confirmed the signing...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

‘A plague of liars': what caused the disastrous pitches at Copa América?

The surface at many venues for this summer's tournament caused concern among players and coaches. Will lessons be learned for the 2026 World...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Gareth Southgate's inclusive, caring England team is a victory greater than any on the pitch | Mihir Bose

More than anything, his legacy will be in reminding English fans of every background of one often-forgotten truth: that we are all on the same...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Comeback kings and queens at major international football tournaments | The Knowledge

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Gareth Southgate tried to unite rather than divide, says Dear England writer

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THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Leicester squad build up, homegrown rules and how it looks so far

Leicester needs to build their squad for the new season in guidelines with rules of the Premier League. This means that signing new players is not...
FILBERT WAY Jul 17

Revisited: The life and times of Nicky Bandini – Football Weekly

Nicky Bandini joins Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning to discuss everything from Young Gunners bus trips to covering games at San Siro Rate,...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

Chelsea start disciplinary action against Enzo Fernández over racist chants

Fernández involved in celebratory Argentina chants Midfielder says he is ‘truly sorry' and there is ‘no excuse' Chelsea say they have “instigated...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 17

French federation files complaint over ‘racist' song by Argentina players

Live stream showed Argentina players singing racist song FFF to take action for racist and discriminatory remarks The French soccer federation...
THE GUARDIAN Jul 16
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