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The 20 most successful managers in European football, based on trophies won

League titles won: 1 x Premier League; Domestic cup competitions won: 2 x League Cup Wednesday, February 21, 2018 It seems to be a widely-held viewpoint within football that Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the game. He was credited with revolutionising the sport during his glittering four year-spell in charge of his boyhood club Barcelona, while he enjoyed success in Germany with Bayern Munich before heading to England to take charge of Manchester City in 2016. Having transformed the way City play, he is now on course to win his…

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The 72 on talkSPORT 2 – Football League podcast on Monday, February 19

Monday, February 19, 2018 Dan Windle is joined in the studio by former teammates Gregor Robertson & Martin Gritton to dissect another big weekend of EFL action. They discuss what’s next for Bristol City and Leeds after the two struggling sides played out a 2-2 draw and the new manager in at Barnsley. David Rose of the Football Supporters Federation also joins the show to discuss what can be done for EFL away fans after Bristol City were charged £42 for tickets at Elland Road.  They also catch up exclusively…

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Child abuse still happening in football, victims of Barry Bennell tell talkSPORT

Victims of the paedophile former football coach Barry Bennell have told talkSPORT the game has not eradicated child sexual abuse. Gary Cliffe, 47, who waived his anonymity at the conclusion of Bennell’s trial, is a detective with Staffordshire Police. He said: “I don’t think it is happening at professional clubs because the safeguarding is so good. But I know that those paedophiles will have been driven elsewhere. They will go to amateur clubs or they will get their kicks online.” Another survivor, Chris Unsworth, agrees: “I think it was rife…

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Transgender first for Australian football as Hannah Mouncey is accepted

The Australian Football League (AFL) has agreed for the first time to allow a transgender footballer to play women’s football at state level. Hannah Mouncey, 28, who previously played at local level in Canberra, hopes to take to the field in the state of Victoria this season. The AFL said it wanted everyone to be able to play Australian rules football. Before she began her gender transition in 2015, Mouncey played for the Australian men’s handball team. The AFL’s decision means she can now partake in any of its affiliated…

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Antonio Conte wary of challenges with securing Champions League football despite Chelsea's return to top four

The Italian guided Chelsea to a Premier League title last season but the Blues have struggled for form this term Monday, February 12, 2018 Antonio Conte says it will be very difficult for Chelsea to qualify for next season’s Champions League even though his side moved back into the top four with a comfortable win over West Brom at Stamford Bridge. The Blues, who went into the game in poor form having lost their last two games by three-goal margins against Bournemouth and Watford respectively, started nervously and were fortunate not…

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