The Offside Daily – 27th February 2014

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10 of the best football stories of the day:

1. Thousands of people lined the streets of Preston today for the funeral of England and Preston North End legend Sir Tom Finney.

2. Manchester United star Robin Van Persie has slammed his team-mates after the Champions League defeat at the hands of Olympiakos.

3. Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott wants to bow out of the club with a domestic treble, starting with the Capital One Cup this weekend. Lescott is out of contract in the summer.

4. Everton defender Phil Jagielka is set to miss England’s friendly against Denmark next week due to a hamstring injury.

5. Southampton starlet Luke Shaw has been included in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the friendly against Denmark.

6. Brazilian online activists are threatening to disrupt the 2014 Fifa World Cup, it has been reported. (BBC News)

7. Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have transferred that winning mentality into the restaurant business by opening Café Football in east London. (Daily Star)

8. Chelsea has announced a new partnership with American animated sitcom The Simpsons. (ESPN)

9. Liverpool striker Luiz Suarez is set to wear the worlds first knitted football boot, the Adidas Samba Primeknit. (Liverpool Echo)

10. Northumbria Police are looking for witnesses after the centre and penalty spots at Croft Park, the home of Blyth Spartans FC, were dug out and stolen last weekend. (The Journal)

Today’s Offside Daily was brought to you by Stuart Dick

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