The Offside Daily – Messi headbutts ex-Newcastle United defender, Manchester City boss signs new deal and Arsenal man to miss start of the season


10 of the biggest football stories of the day:

1. Manuel Pellegrini has signed a new contract at the Ethiad.

2. Ryan Shawcross will be out for up to 2 months after injuring his back.

3. Gary and Phil Neville’s father Neville has passed away.

4. Yann M’Vila has signed for Sunderland on loan from Ruban Kazan.

5. Jack Wilshere has suffered a hairline fracture to his ankle and will miss the start of the season.

6. Football freestyler John Farnworth has amazed many people with his skills, this time its Brazil’s Neymar. (BBC)

7. Watch as Celtic’s Dedryk Boyata scores the winner and manages to wipe out a ball boy. (Mirror)

8. Man United’s new kit launch video is one of the strangest ever. (Telegraph)

9. Watch Lionel Messi get away with a warning for ‘headbutting’ another player. (Daily Mail)

10. Juan Mata is a very skilled footballer as this video of an amazing first touch shows. (Metro)

5 Transfer Rumours that won’t go away:

1. Charlie Austin – QPR to Newcastle – £15 Million

2. Gareth Bale – Real Madrid to Man United – £100 Million

3. Fabio Borini – Liverpool to Fiorentina – £10 Million

4. Andriy Yarmolenko – Dynamo Kiev to Stoke – Undisclosed

5. Karim Benzema – Real Madrid to Arsenal – £45 Million


Today’s Offside Daily is brought to you by Julian Myles.


About Stuart Dick (330 Articles)
Freelance Sports Journalist, Newcastle United Women's Football Club Senior Media Office, Sports Presenter with Koast Radio. 2014 BBC Kick-Off Reporter.

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