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Rice defies Gold prediction with West Ham debut

Rice defies Gold prediction with West Ham debut

DEFENDER Declan Rice became the first teenager to feature for West Ham this season on the final day of their campaign - just 24 hours after co-owner David Gold had declared it would be “extremely unlikely” that a teenager would be able to break into the side.

Monchi outlines his vision for Roma

Monchi outlines his vision for Roma

After months of speculation, Monchi has finally been unveiled as Roma's new Sporting Director. The Spaniard has become an almost mystical figure after transforming Sevilla from Segunda División side to perennial European contenders.

Bio-banding: myths and realities

Bio-banding: myths and realities

Academy use of bio-banding - where players are matched by maturity rather than age - has sparked a lot of debate. We asked expert Dr Sean Cumming to answer some of the most commonly-asked questions.

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