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The 19 players with the best minutes per goal ratio in the Premier League this season

Friday, December 15, 2017 There has been no shortage of goals in the Premier League this season with nets bulging 444 times already. Manchester City have, unsurprisingly, been the division’s biggest contributor to that total, bagging 52. Forwards across English football’s top-flight have enjoyed stellar campaigns in front of goal as they bid to help their respective clubs achieve their targets. But which forward has proven to be the most clinical when it comes to minutes on the pitch? Click the right arrow, above, to see which forward has the best…

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Coral Daily Download – Newcastle now 9/4 to be relegated, Manchester City 5/1 to go entire season unbeaten

Thursday, December 14, 2017 Coral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds. Newcastle United are just two points above the relegation zone after a run of eight games without a win and it is 9/4 they are relegated this season. Meanwhile, Manchester City continue their charge towards the title having made it a record 15 consecutive wins in the Premier League. It is now just 5/1 that Pep Guardiola’s side end the season unbeaten. Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast…

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'Tis the season for fake-drinking: how go booze-free without being noticed

I used to think it was funny to call people out for not drinking. It was a game – I’d cheekily comment ‘Oooh are you pregnant?’ and judge the reaction to see if I was right. It wasn’t until I was trying to hide my early pregnancy that I realised how annoying and inappropriate I had been. Not clever, as I’d thought. Just immature. I’m now 14 weeks pregnant and was both thrilled and relieved to announce this news last week. No more hiding my morning sickness, all-day tiredness, growing…

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US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 states

This year’s flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. Health officials say the flu vaccine seems well matched to the viruses making people sick, but it’s too early to tell how bad this season will be. The main flu bug this season tends to cause more deaths and hospitalizations and vaccines tend not to work as well against this type. Flu began picking up last month. By the end of last week, seven states reported widespread flu…

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Flu season off to an early start, CDC report warns

Flu season is officially off to an early start this year, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service. The team of public health experts analyzed national data on flu trends and warned in a report published today that “several influenza activity indicators were higher than is typically seen for this time of year.” The amount of flu activity recorded at this part of the season is the highest it has been in six years, according to data released by the CDC. The…

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Pep Guardiola backs Manchester City to bounce back after first defeat of season

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City will emerge stronger following their first defeat of the season. City were beaten 2-1 by Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League Group F game in freezing Kharkiv on Wednesday. The result brought to an end a run of 20 successive victories in all competitions and was their first loss in 29 matches stretching back to April. With top spot in the group already assured, it mattered little in terms of the Champions League but it was hardly ideal preparation for Sunday’s derby trip to…

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A short list of foolproof pick-up lines for the party season

 One of the enduring memories of my twenties – aside from the crushing acceptance that fake tan is bad and the similarly devastating realisation that I probably wouldn’t get to marry Colin Farrell – is the excitement I felt each year as “Christmas party season” arrived. Within the space of a few weeks, the calendar would cram full of Christmas functions, from the film industry drinks where leftover “swag” (Crazy Stupid Love gardening tools, anyone?) was distributed with an enthusiasm approaching St Nick’s, to the music biz bacchanal, to the various…

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