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Michael Black

I'm a North West based freelance sports journalist with a passion for football. Follow me on Twitter @mjblack_ for my ramblings about the British game (plus other things thrown in for good measure).

Talented Ajax midfielder could be the answer to Leeds’ pivot problem

With nearly two-thirds of the Premier League season completed it looks highly likely that Leeds United will retain their top-flight status. Marcelo Bielsa’s side are...

Europa League 2020/21 Round of 32: UEL Results & Highlights

The Europa League has reached the knockout stage and the round of 32 features some intriguing UEL fixtures. We'll update this story with reports, results...

Sunderland takeover: Latest update as Kyril Louis-Dreyfus receives EFL approval

Sunderland have received approval from the Football League for Kyril Louis-Dreyfus to acquire a controlling interest in the club. According to the club's official website,...

Europa League 2020/21 Round of 32 Fixtures: TV Info, Live Stream & Preview

The Europa League is back with a bang on Thursday as the round of 32 gets underway. Eight clubs have dropped into the competition from...

Agent comments confirm that Tottenham boss is spot on about Bale

Sports agent Jonathan Barnett has rarely been shy about sharing his opinion about his long-time client Gareth Bale. He was at it again during the...

Chelsea linked with AC Milan star, Tomori may be used as bait

Chelsea have been linked with a move for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie. According to ilmilanista.it, new manager Thomas Tuchel is a big admirer of...

Arsenal receive massive injury boost ahead of tough run of games

Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney is back in training after missing the last six games with a leg strain. The 23-year-old has been a standout performer...

Pundit says fan ban has helped West Ham United climb the Premier League

West Ham United's rise up the Premier League this season has taken many people by surprise. The Hammers are currently fifth in the table following...

Chelsea manager tipped to transform misfiring star into scoring machine

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been tipped to turn Timo Werner back into a prolific striker. Werner broke his 14-match Premier League goal drought against...

Champions League 2020/21 Round of 16 Fixtures: TV Info, Live Stream & Preview

The Champions League takes centre stage over the next two weeks as the eight first-leg ties in the round of 16 are played across...

Ex-Premier League defender gives glowing recommendation to Botman

Lille defender Jose Fonte has urged Premier League clubs to follow up their interest in Sven Botman. The 21-year-old has been linked with a summer...

Liverpool boss handles quit rumours admirably – now apologise for being unprofessional

Jurgen Klopp’s response to the rumours over his future during his press conference on Monday will have been music to the ears of Liverpool...