Allardyce on same boat as Mourinho

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Sam Allardyce has echoed Jose Mourinho’s criticism of the Premier League, insisting Crystal Palace’s fixture with Manchester United should have been moved to aid United’s preparations for the Europa League final. Mourinho’s team will travel to Stockhol …

United need time for Europa League final

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Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United’s final fixture of the Premier League season should have been moved to Saturday to give them further time to prepare for next week’s Europa League final against Ajax. He has revealed plans to field a weakened tea …

Tributes pour out for Cruyff

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Tributes have poured out for the three-time Ballon d’Or winner Johan Cruyff who has died aged 68 after losing his battle with cancer. Cruyff is credited with revolutionising the modern game with his footballing philosophy of ‘total football’ of which t …

Johan the master

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You know you are a star when you have a piece of skill named after you. The ‘Cruyff turn’ was every boy’s dream to execute on the field, in the street and even under the lamp-post last thing at night, just before your mum told you it was time to come i …

Celtic 1-2 Ajax: Hoops crash out of Europe

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Celtic deflated after goal

Celtic hopes of progressing from Group A in the Europa League were ended after a 1-1 draw with Ajax. Callum McGregor gave the Hoops the perfect start but Arkadiusz Milik equalised. Celtic pushed for a second but were caught on the break as substitute V …

Izaguirre accepts red card responsibility

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Celtic full-back Emilio Izaguirre has apologised after he was sent off against Ajax. The Hoops were in control and leading 2-1 against the Dutch before the Honduran was dismissed by referee Luca Banti for a second bookable offence. Ajax salvaged a poin …

Deila proud of Celtic response

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Celtic boss Ronny Deila praised his players’ response after they picked up an admirable point in their Europa League group stage opener against Ajax. It has been a difficult start to the season for the Scottish champions after defeat to Malmo ended the …

Ajax 2-2 Celtic: 10-man Hoops hold on for point

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Celtic had to settle for a share of the spoils in the Europa League Group A opener against Ajax after being pegged back twice in an entertaining 2-2 draw. Nir Bitton’s opener was cancelled out by Viktor Fischer before Mikael Lustig put Celtic in front …

Mulgrew and Armstrong miss Ajax clash

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Charlie Mulgrew has been ruled out of the Europa League group stage opener with Ajax after a picking up a groin injury, Celtic assistant boss John Collins has said. Mulgrew suffered the setback in Celtic’s 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen at the weekend. Stuart …

Deila confident about Celtic’s Europa League chances

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Celtic boss Ronny Deila is bullish about his side’s chances in the Europa League after the draw was made on Friday. The Hoops dropped into the competition after defeat to Malmo in the Champions League play-off and they’ve been put in Group A alongside …