Author Archives: Patrick Ribeiro

Sports journalist and Masters student at the University of Bedfordshire.

Marcus Rashford headlines provisional England squad


Manchester United’s 18-year-old forward Marcus Rashford is in line for his first England cap after being picked to be part of Roy Hodgson’s provisional 26-man squad ahead of Euro 2016 in France. The call-up comes as a shock given Rashford’s relatively low profile prior to his Man United debut last February, now joining the likes of Wayne Rooney and Harry ... Read More »

Roberts heads for Celtic

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Manchester City have agreed to loan out promising winger Patrick Roberts to the current Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic for 18 months. Roberts joined Man City in the summer for £12 million after what many considered to be his breakthrough season for Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship. The transfer stood as a way for City to bolster their home-grown numbers, ... Read More »

Norwich City land Bamford on loan


Norwich City has today confirmed the capture of Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on loan until the end of the season. Bamford becomes the Canaries’ fourth reinforcement in the January transfer window, with the club currently sitting in 17th place in the Barclays Premier League table. The 22-year-old had been loaned out to Crystal Palace for the remainder of the season ... Read More »

West Ham seal Byram deal


West Ham United has beaten Everton to the race of signing Leeds United right back Sam Byram for an undisclosed fee. The 22-year-old Englishman had been tipped to leave Elland Road this month after rejecting a new contract with the Championship club, with his current deal expiring at the end of the 2015/2016 season. Despite interest from Everton and Newcastle ... Read More »

England announce Under-17s squad for Algarve Tournament

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England Under-17s head coach Steve Cooper has named his 21-man squad ahead of the Algarve Tournament in Portugal this February, their first outing in 2016. In what will serve as initial preparation for the Euro Elite Qualifying Round games in March, Cooper welcomed a total of six new faces to the squad which achieved qualification from the First Qualifying Round ... Read More »

Our Weekend: 23rd – 25th May


The stage was set for Barcelona to celebrate their 23rd league title at the Camp Nou, yet it was Deportivo La Coruña who celebrated hardest en route to maintaining their La Liga status with a 2-2 draw. Barcelona looked to be in the mood to put on a show in Xavi Hernández’s final game for the Catalan giants, racing to ... Read More »

Our Weekend: 15th – 18th May


Barcelona has claimed its fifth La Liga title in seven years with a 1-0 versus Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon, a fixture in which main man Lionel Messi inverted the roles of last season’s clash between the two clubs that saw Atletico Madrid win the title, playing a one-two with Pedro Rodriguez before firing in the game’s only goal ... Read More »

Our Weekend: 8th – 11th May

Real Madrid

Barcelona have opened up a four-point gap at the top of La Liga after defeating Real Sociedad 2-0 prior to Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu. Despite David Moyes’ side’s best efforts to keep Barcelona at bay, the Catalan giants found a way to break the deadlock, going a goal up thanks to Neymar’s header in ... Read More »

Our Weekend: 1st – 4th May


A week closer to the end of the season and Juventus have become the next club to clinch a domestic league title, defeating Sampdoria 1-0 at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris to celebrate a fourth consecutive Scudetto. The Serie A leaders needed just one point to secure their 31st league title, taking all three instead thanks to Arturo Vidal’s header in ... Read More »

Our Weekend: 24th – 27th April

Bayern Munich

Coming as a surprise to very few, Bayern Munich clinched their third consecutive Bundesliga title when Borussia Mönchengladbach defeated second placed Wolfsburg 1-0, matching that scoreline themselves by beating Hertha Berlin. Hunting down a potential treble, the Bavarians were made to put the champagne on ice when Bastian Schweinsteiger curled in the fixture’s only goal with ten minutes of the ... Read More »

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