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Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, November 20: Liverpool face big competition for Van Dijk, Harry Kane commits to Spurs and MORE

Transfer rumours and paper review Monday, November 20, 2017 Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers and online… Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva has revealed he is in regular contact with Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho and hopes his fellow Brazilian will “work with us”. (Telefoot) ​Manchester City will compete with Liverpool for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window. (Daily Mirror) Tottenham are preparing to receive a £40million bid from Manchester United for left-back Danny Rose in January. Speculation over Rose’s future was reignited this weekend after he was dropped from the squad to face…

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The 72 on talkSPORT 2: Football League podcast on Monday, November 6

The 72 on talkSPORT 2 Monday, November 6, 2017 Dan Windle and Mark Webster are joined in studio by the Sun’s Tom Barclay and Brentford goalkeeper Dan Bentley. The Bees stopper talks through the season so far at Brentford, and also delves into their aspirations, while Blackpool Supporters Trust secretary Steve Rowland joins to the show following the court order forcing Carl Oyston to pay £31m to a minor shareholder. Plus Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard talks to the show after his side knocked out League One Blackpool in an FA Cup giant killing Let’s block ads!…

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The 72 on talkSPORT 2: Football League podcast on Monday, October 16

The 72 on talkSPORT 2 Monday, October 16, 2017 Dan Windle and Mark Webster are joined in studio by Chris Iwelumo to reflect on the weekend’s EFL action. They discuss Derby’s victory and the idea of the Brian Clough trophy, Leeds’ recent slump in form and a big weekend for the Championship’s struggling sides In League One the Gillingham job remains vacant, while Northampton still can’t score a goal Elsewhere, Luton fired seven past Stevenage and their captain, Scott Cuthbert, joins the show And we go back and speak to a real football…

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Culture 

An Appreciation of Tom Petty, Who Died Monday, at Sixty-Six

Tom Petty died on Monday, at age sixty-six. He was born in Gainesville, Florida, in 1950. As a child, he worshipped Elvis; per the oft-repeated lore, at age ten, he traded his wooden Wham-O slingshot for a stack of rock 45s, handily exchanging one sort of life for another. He had a difficult relationship with his father, and I’ve often wondered if the verse that opens the song “Free Fallin’ ” (“She’s a good girl / Crazy ’bout Elvis / Loves horses / and her boyfriend, too”) was in some…

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