Mourinho doesn’t want Giggs as Old Trafford assistant, Venables backs calls for Bobby Moore statue, and Iain Dowie reveals he has a conjoined twin…

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1. Celtic will begin their defence of the Scottish Premier League title at Hearts, whilst Mark Warburton’s newly promoted Rangers travel to Hamilton in their first SPL game in four years.

2. Northern Ireland claimed their first tournament win in 34 years with a 2-0 win over Ukraine, with goals from West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley and a stoppage time strike from Aberdeen’s Niall McGinn, in a match which was temporarily halted due to hailstones.

3. A report in The Times suggests José Mourinho doesn’t want Ryan Giggs to stay at Old Trafford as his assistant as the Manchester United boss fears the Welshman could become a potential rival.

4. Norwich City’s Robbie Brady could make a dramatic switch back to Hull City after the 24-year-old Irishman left the KC Stadium for Carrow Road in the previous summer. That time the Canaries were promoted and the Tigers went in the other direction, however the two clubs have again leapfrogged each other prompting Brady’s move.

5. Former England manager Terry Venables has given his backing to a campaign calling for a statue of World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore to be erected in his home town of Barking.

6. Following on from Wayne Rooney’s infamous appearance in the Avengers adverts, the worlds of football and movies have collided again as Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema bumped into Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves on a flight (ESPNFC).

7. If there are small children in the room as you read this cover their eyes from the horror of a birthday cake made for Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp that would give them nightmares (WhoAteAllThePies).

8. You have to feel sorry for this poor Turkish fan whose girlfriend used an invisible remote to turn the telly off at pivotal moments of his country’s opening Euro 2016 game, causing him to smash the screen in rage (Mirror).

9. Iain Dowie accidentally reveals he commentated on Northern Ireland’s win with his conjoined twin called Joe when he let slip that he AND Joe might be ONE of many sore heads after the historic victory (YouTube).

10. Republic of Ireland’s David Meyler proved he is all heart by helping to reunite a fan with the tickets he had left back home in Dublin, which now means the supporter will be able to attend the Republic’s game against Belgium (Joe.ie).

By Chris Horricks (@chrishorricks31).

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About Ben Wheatland (121 Articles)
Ben is a supporter of Swindon Town FC. He is an aspiring sports writer, and his ramblings can be found on TheBootRoom and TheFootballForecast. He is also the editor of TheOffsideDaily. In his spare time he reads and writes about corruption in FIFA, and in football more generally.

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