The Offside Daily: No Banter for Chelsea, Newcastle’s ‘wake-up call’ and Gerard Pique’s costly bet


1, All 20 Premiership clubs have pledged to have improved stadium facilities for disabled supporters by 2017, with 15 having promised increased capacity

2, Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat is a ‘wake-up call’ according to manager Steve McClaren as a brace from Dimitri Payet saw The Magpies sink to the bottom of The Premier League

3, Pundit and former England international Gary Lineker believes a winter break would give English clubs more chance of success in European competition

4, Former Partick Thistle defender Jordan McMillan banned from all sport for 2 years having tested positive for a metabolite of cocaine after a match against Celtic

5, Chelsea deny key players John Terry and Diego Costa were involved in a training ground row after Saturday’s defeat at Everton

6, …meanwhile the Stamford Bridge club have allegedly banned all ‘banter’ and jokes from their training ground as they struggle to find early season form (The Telegraph)

7, Angry Liverpool fans are attempting to raise £7.3m via an online petition in order to compensate  Brendan Rodgers and remove him from the Anfield hot seat (The Metro)

8, River Plate’s Rodrigo Mora trips team mate Tabare Viudez in derby against Boca Juniors (The Daily Mirror)

9, Stat shows Gabriel Paulista is key to Arsenal’s success (The Metro)

10, Gerard Pique’s Twitter bet that could have cost him 10m Euros (The Daily Mirror)

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