Hull hoping to lure Chris Coleman to the KC, Celtic captain Brown claims Aberdeen bigger threat than Rangers and Chelsea fan attempts to appease Arsenal supporting father in law…

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1. Hull City had hoped to agree a deal to appoint Wales coach Chris Coleman as the successor to Steve Bruce. However, the Football Association of Wales turned down their initial approach for their manager’s services. Coleman has been highly sought after by a clutch of clubs following Wales’ run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals.

2. Scott Brown has stoked the fire of the Old Firm rivalry by claiming that Aberdeen represent a greater threat to his Celtic team mates winning a sixth consecutive title than Mark Warburton’s newly promoted Rangers.

3. Southampton have signed Crystal Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy for an undisclosed fee. Joining McCarthy at St Mary’s is French right back Jérémy Pied on a free transfer following his release by Nice.

4. Russian Premier League Rubin Kazan have signed former Barcelona and Arsenal midfielder Alex Song. Song agreed to cancel his contract at Barcelona, paving his way to join the club from the Republic of Tatarstan on a permanent basis.

5. Former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has not taken long to stamp his mark on his new club, Derby County. Perhaps this new, strict regime is exactly what the Rams need to finally gain promotion this season.

6. A six-year-old Southampton fan sang ‘Shane Long’s on fire’ so loudly that his vocals forced stadium officials to intervene and move a microphone away from his vicinity (Independent).

7. An American versus Bahrain Under-19s international tournament match dissolved into a 35-man brawl as a result of a ball hitting one of the players in the face (MLSSoccer).

8. During his final press conference as a Sevilla player, former captain Coke broke down in tears. He is leaving the Europa League winners to join German club Schalke 04, a move which ends a long association between the player and the club (WhoAteAllThePies).

9. A Chelsea fan has attempted to get into his Arsenal supporting father-in-law’s good books with a wedding video starring some of his favourite Gunners players (Metro).

10. And finally…BT Sports’ advert for their coverage of the new season is a sight to behold. It is a bizarre mix of colour, light, and sound which would look more at home as an art installation than a football promotional video (Mirror).

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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