The Offside Daily: Ex-Premier League goalkeeper loses battle with cancer, Ancelotti reveals his temper and Thomas Muller has a horse named after England goalkeeper


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1. The football world has been saddened by the death of former Sunderland and Ipswich goalkeeper Marton Fulop. A former Hungarian international, Fulop was only 32, and lost his battle with cancer having previously had a tumour removed from his arm.

2. Manchester United made a 39% increase in profit in the first quarter of the financial year; boosted by shirt sales and regaining a place in the Champions League after a seasons absence, the Old Trafford club made £123.6m.

3. Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he once got so angry after losing a game against Evian that he ‘kicked a box and it hit Ibrahimovic on the head.’

4. Wales manager Chris Coleman has refused to back down from his stance of not resting Wales’ key players in order to benefit their clubs, unless specifically asked to do so like Real Madrid have done with Gareth Bale, amidst comments from Premier League managers saying international friendlies, like Wales’ clash with Holland are ‘farcical’.

5. Graham Hunter, a Spanish football journalist has told BBC 5 Live that Cristiano Ronaldo is more likely to join Paris St Germain than return to Manchester United if he ever leaves Real Madrid.

6. After Chelsea’s Diego Costa commented on his personal hygiene, a deodorant company has stepped in to make sure Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross never suffers such criticism again (The BBC).

7. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has tipped Arsenal to win the Premiership and proclaimed ‘In Arsene we trust’. Corbyn’s attempts to drum up votes for 2020 is already in full-swing, it would seem. (The Evening Standard).

8. Bayern Munich and German international Thomas Muller has a horse called Dave. Presumably influenced by former England keeper David Seaman’s ponytail … (The Daily Mail).

9. Irish club Cabinteely have offered a free season ticket to the first person to win the Irish championship when playing as the club on the new Football Manager computer game (The Metro).

10. Columbian singer Shakira and her husband, Barcelona’s Gerard Pique, put on a massive public display of affection at an award ceremony in Spain (Pop Sugar).

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