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King Fut
What we learned from Salah, Hegazi's Premier League debutsLeague is challenging for many, as we have recently seen with Manolo Gabbiadini
King Fut / Posted 2 days ago
League is challenging for many, as we have recently seen with Manolo Gabbiadini and Mario Balotelli. But players such as Gianfranco Zola, Patrick Viera, and Thierry Henry have all come to the Premier League from Serie A and made their mark on the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
24 Years After, Eguavoen Apologises for Super Eagles USA '94 World Cup Ousterby flicking a deflected Finidi George corner above the outrushing Luca Marchegi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
by flicking a deflected Finidi George corner above the outrushing Luca Marchegianni. With Italy reduced to 10 men when Gianfranco Zola was sent off just in the 75th minute, 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute, everything was going... Read more
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Daily Star
Premier League brain teaser: Can YOU name these former stars?the cash more than ever this summer. But for those who remember there wasn't a
Daily Star / Posted 4 days ago
the cash more than ever this summer. But for those who remember there wasn't always so much dosh washing around. Gianfranco Zola for £4.5 million, anyone? So to celebrate football’s return – and Premier League's 25th anniversary – Daily... Read more
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Daily Mail
Hernan Crespo on winning the league and why he had to leave Chelseathe great Serie A strikers. Having moved from boyhood club River Plate to Parma
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
the great Serie A strikers. Having moved from boyhood club River Plate to Parma in 1996 – replacing a certain Chelsea-bound Gianfranco Zola in the process – Crespo's superb four seasons earned him a move to Lazio for a then-world record... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Football: Ranking the 25 greatest players to have graced the Premier Leaguehistory to win his team the title on the final day of the 2011-12 season, and h
Asian Correspondent / Posted 6 days ago
history to win his team the title on the final day of the 2011-12 season, and has a remarkable goals-to-games ratio. 20) Gianfranco Zola (Chelsea 1996-2003, 229 games, 59 goals) The skilful Italian was one of the major imports who ushered in a... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Sportsnet’s Premier League 2017-18 season predictionsto the English game. We’ve seen a number of foreign players take the Premier Le
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 6 days ago
to the English game. We’ve seen a number of foreign players take the Premier League by storm in their debut campaigns: Gianfranco Zola, Thierry Henry, and Jurgen Klinsmann immediately spring to mind. This season, I’m especially looking forward... Read more
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The Sport Review
Thierry Henry backs new Chelsea signing to replace Diego Costato come after Diego Costa but someone has to do it. “Someone had to do it afte
The Sport Review / Posted 6 days ago
to come after Diego Costa but someone has to do it. “Someone had to do it after Didier Drogba, someone had to do it after Gianfranco Zola. That’s the way it is. “When you look at Morata’s numbers you know the guy can score goals. I like him and I... Read more
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express
Alvaro Morata will overcome Premier League and Diego Costa questions - Thierry Henryto come after Diego Costa but someone has to do it. "Someone had to do it afte
express / Posted 7 days ago
to come after Diego Costa but someone has to do it. "Someone had to do it after Didier Drogba, someone had to do it after Gianfranco Zola. That's the way it is. "When you look at Morata's numbers you know the guy can score goals. I like him and I... Read more
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birminghammail
Blues 5 Crawley 1: Cotterill's reminder; Che's value; big gulfpriority.Cotts reminder This was the first time the Welshman has pulled on a B
birminghammail / Posted 7 days ago
priority.Cotts reminder This was the first time the Welshman has pulled on a Blues shirt since January 28 - after which Gianfranco Zola told him he needed to move him on to bring another player in. Since then he’s been told he can leave the... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Cox: Assessing the PL at 25 years oldin that No. 10 position encouraged other teams to look for their equivalent: Ar
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 7 days ago
in that No. 10 position encouraged other teams to look for their equivalent: Arsenal found Dennis Bergkamp, Chelsea landed Gianfranco Zola. The Premier League would never look back. The league's physical improvement owes much to another French... Read more
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Football365
Henry runs the rule over Morata ahead of the new seasonto come after Diego Costa but someone has to do it. Someone had to do it after
Football365 / Posted 7 days ago
to come after Diego Costa but someone has to do it. Someone had to do it after Didier Drogba, someone had to do it after Gianfranco Zola. “That’s the way it is. When you look at Morata’s numbers you know the guy can score goals. I like him and I... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham City's wantaway defender Ryan Shotton - the story so farbeaten in the air and was very resilient in Blues’ backline.When it all turned
birminghammail / Posted 8 days ago
beaten in the air and was very resilient in Blues’ backline.When it all turned sour Then came the disastrous reign of Gianfranco Zola. It was a period in which all of the players, not just Shotton, struggled to achieve a consistent... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Ipswich vs Birmingham live score - follow the latest hereBirmingham skipper Michael Morrison has hit out at Gianfranco Zola for ruining
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
Birmingham skipper Michael Morrison has hit out at Gianfranco Zola for ruining his Premier League dream. But the defender insists Blues can get their promotion bid back on track under successor Harry Redknapp who “knows what he is doing”. He said:... Read more
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Chelsea FC
Wembley proceeds to go to Grenfell fire fundas guests along with emergency service personnel who performed their duties wit
Chelsea FC / Posted 11 days ago
as guests along with emergency service personnel who performed their duties with such bravery. In addition, Blues legend Gianfranco Zola, who enjoyed a wonderful seven-year career at Stamford Bridge, will be the club’s ambassador on the day. The... Read more
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birminghammail
Harry Redknapp's message to Birmingham City's 'great' supportersdivision to watch this year.”Read More The three new arrivals come in to compl
birminghammail / Posted 12 days ago
division to watch this year.”Read More The three new arrivals come in to complement a squad that lost its way under Gianfranco Zola but in the previous two seasons had been comfortably top half. The desire to return to the right end of the... Read more
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Ipswich Star
Ipswich Town v Birmingham City match previewwas sacked the next day as the club’s Chinese owners, talking about an ‘excitin
Ipswich Star / Posted 12 days ago
was sacked the next day as the club’s Chinese owners, talking about an ‘exciting vision’, appointed ex-Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola. Brum quickly spiralled down the table and the genial Zola, who oversaw just two win in 22 league games,... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Silva Targets Improvement In 2017/18that moment I took the decision.' Silva will be quietly hoping to become the f
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 13 days ago
that moment I took the decision.' Silva will be quietly hoping to become the first head coach to outlast 12 months since Gianfranco Zola but publicly the 39 year old is unconcerned with what came before as he's focused on himself. 'I signed for... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham City transfer news: The latest on Ryan Shotton's futurematch the winger's salary at The Riverside. Shotton was Blues’ most used playe
birminghammail / Posted 13 days ago
match the winger's salary at The Riverside. Shotton was Blues’ most used player last season and started 43 of their 46 Championship games under Gary Rowett, Gianfranco Zola and Redknapp and is only interested in a deal that would further his car... Read more
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metro
Coutinho, Ozil and the six players Barcelona could target to replace Neymarhave just days to sign a replacement for Neymar this summer. Chelsea will not a
metro / Posted 13 days ago
have just days to sign a replacement for Neymar this summer. Chelsea will not allow their most exhilarating attacker since Gianfranco Zola to leave easily, this late in the window, unless an enormous offer is made, while his broken ankle – and... Read more
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birminghammail
Blues transfer news and rumours: Bids rejected - but target wants movethe club in the Championship. Blues had dropped firmly into the relegation mix
birminghammail / Posted 13 days ago
the club in the Championship. Blues had dropped firmly into the relegation mix after a dismal four-month period under Gianfranco Zola which saw just two wins in 23 league games.Read Shane Ireland's full comment:Read More Diego Fabbrini has... Read more
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Chelsea FC
The Leader Boardfor a second time on New Year’s Day 2001, for the visit of Aston Villa (picture
Chelsea FC / Posted 13 days ago
for a second time on New Year’s Day 2001, for the visit of Aston Villa (pictured top). Regular skipper Dennis Wise and Gianfranco Zola, another potential deputy, were named on the bench, while Marcel Desailly was injured, so Poyet led the side... Read more
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Vavel
Marco Silva wants Watford to improve on last two seasons as Premier League opener loomshave changed their boss in each of the last three seasons, and Silva will be lo
Vavel / Posted 14 days ago
have changed their boss in each of the last three seasons, and Silva will be looking to become the first manager since Gianfranco Zola to last more than a season there. The former Hull City boss isn't worried about that though, Silva is... Read more
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Harrow Times
'We want to improve on last two seasons' says SilvaI took the decision." Silva is bidding to be come the first head coach to last
Harrow Times / Posted 14 days ago
I took the decision." Silva is bidding to be come the first head coach to last more than a year at Vicarage Road since Gianfranco Zola, with this summer bringing a new face to the hotseat for the third season in succession. But the 39-year-old... Read more
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birminghammail
Why it's time for Blues to match Harry Redknapp's ambitionsthe club in the Championship. Blues had dropped firmly into the relegation mix
birminghammail / Posted 14 days ago
the club in the Championship. Blues had dropped firmly into the relegation mix after a dismal four-month period under Gianfranco Zola which saw just two wins in 23 league games. But Redknapp pulled off his survival mission to steer Blues out... Read more
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Chelsea FC
Zola to join presentation party at Community ShieldChelsea legend Gianfranco Zola will be the club’s ambassador at our Community S
Chelsea FC / Posted 16 days ago
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola will be the club’s ambassador at our Community Shield fixture against Arsenal on Sunday 6 August at Wembley. Zola is one of our greatest players of all-time and is adored by the Stamford Bridge faithful following a... Read more
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birminghammail
Blues pre-season review: Harry has been working on two teamsBirmingham City’s preseason. The first is the one he has at his disposal, the
birminghammail / Posted 16 days ago
Birmingham City’s preseason. The first is the one he has at his disposal, the squad bequeathed him by Gary Rowett and Gianfranco Zola. The task has been assessing the individual, constituent parts, honing players’ fitness and forging them... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham City analysis: Harry Redknapp will want moreAbraham volleying in at his post. Gardner looks more comfortable playing deep
birminghammail / Posted 18 days ago
Abraham volleying in at his post. Gardner looks more comfortable playing deep in midfield than he did as a No. 10 under Gianfranco Zola. As the central defenders split the former West Brom man comes deep to take the ball and instigate... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Vital Bolton Championship Predictionsrecent years, and could go close to making the playoffs like they did in 2014-1
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 19 days ago
recent years, and could go close to making the playoffs like they did in 2014-15. 8th - BirminghamHad an awful time under Gianfranco Zola last season, but I think that said more about him than the team who were doing well under Gary Rowett was... Read more
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Daily Mail
Fabrizio Ravanelli on the modern game: 'I'd score 60 goals a season'UEFA Cup winner with Juventus, be worth today? Perhaps £80m, as a conservative
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
UEFA Cup winner with Juventus, be worth today? Perhaps £80m, as a conservative estimate? ‘This is sure. Not just me but Gianfranco Zola, Eric Cantona, Teddy Sheringham, we’d all score more these days,' he says. ‘My son watches my goals on... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Harry Redknapp set to make move for former England winger Stewart Downingin veteran free agent Robbie Keane, who is 37. He wants a new left-back as he
Daily Mirror / Posted 21 days ago
in veteran free agent Robbie Keane, who is 37. He wants a new left-back as he doesn’t fancy Cheick Keita, who predecessor Gianfranco Zola signed. Redknapp made overtures to former England star Ashley Cole out at LA Galaxy in America.Ashley Cole... Read more
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Chelsea FC
From Berlin to the Bridgeof Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. However, manager Claudio Rani
Chelsea FC / Posted 21 days ago
of Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. However, manager Claudio Ranieri frequently used Forssell in tandem with Gianfranco Zola in a double substitution when Plan A ran into problems on the pitch. Having already set a club record by... Read more
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birminghammail
The players out to prove a point to Harry Redknapp at Kiddywith players at their training camp, with Harry RedknappRead More After being
birminghammail / Posted 21 days ago
with players at their training camp, with Harry RedknappRead More After being told he could leave the club in January by Gianfranco Zola, winger Cotterill got a move to Bristol City and played regularly. Welsh international Cotterill, heading... Read more
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Football365
Shock horror: Redknapp wants lots more new signingsworth remembering that Birmingham’s squad were doing pretty well under Gary Row
Football365 / Posted 24 days ago
worth remembering that Birmingham’s squad were doing pretty well under Gary Rowett before the appointment of Gianfranco Zola. “It was OK, I’m not close to where I want to be until I get the squad in that I want – and we are not close... Read more
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birminghammail
Ryan Shotton's Blues future: Harry Redknapp confirms rejected bidinto the second tier after relegation from the Premier League.Read More Shotto
birminghammail / Posted 25 days ago
into the second tier after relegation from the Premier League.Read More Shotton was a regular under Gary Rowett and then Gianfranco Zola throughout the course of last season. He then played alongside the returning Michael Morrison in the final... Read more
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birminghammail
Blues defender attracting interest from Middlesbroughrelegation from the Premier League. Shotton was a regular under Gary Rowett, f
birminghammail / Posted 25 days ago
relegation from the Premier League. Shotton was a regular under Gary Rowett, for whom he signed permanently, and then Gianfranco Zola throughout the course of last season. (Image: PA)Read More He then played alongside the returning Michael... Read more
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birminghammail
Harry on Frei, bid rejected, rumoured interest in left-backBirmingham City are shaping up rather well. Harry Redknapp has wasted no time
birminghammail / Posted 25 days ago
Birmingham City are shaping up rather well. Harry Redknapp has wasted no time in adding to the squad he inherited from Gianfranco Zola, and crucially he has addressed what he has deemed to be key areas. The spine of the new team is already... Read more
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birminghammail
New arrivals reflect Harry Redknapp's intentionsBirmingham City are shaping up rather well. Harry Redknapp has wasted no time
birminghammail / Posted 26 days ago
Birmingham City are shaping up rather well. Harry Redknapp has wasted no time in adding to the squad he inherited from Gianfranco Zola, and crucially he has addressed what he has deemed to be key areas. The spine of the new team is already... Read more
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Vavel
2017/18 Championship Previews: A-Bowners made arguably one of the worst managerial changes in the history of the
Vavel / Posted 26 days ago
owners made arguably one of the worst managerial changes in the history of the league as they replaced Gary Rowett with Gianfranco Zola with the club just one place outside of the play-offs in December. 24 games later, Zola resigned after just... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham City news and transfer rumours LIVEold regime were confident Frei was going to be a big hit but he didn’t instantl
birminghammail / Posted 26 days ago
old regime were confident Frei was going to be a big hit but he didn’t instantly fit the bill for struggling boss Gianfranco Zola. Zola’s squad was in transition. The Chelsea and Italy great was trying to bring a new era of attacking,... Read more
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birminghammail
Blues news digest: Elphick latest, Downing delay, Bye bye Freibye Frei Kerim Frei will be announced as a Istanbul Basaksehir player tomorrow
birminghammail / Posted 26 days ago
bye Frei Kerim Frei will be announced as a Istanbul Basaksehir player tomorrow. The manager who signed him from Besiktas, Gianfranco Zola, only handed him three Championship starts, while the 23-year-old enjoyed a further 10 outings off the... Read more
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Turkish Football
Birmingham City ace will play Champions League football next season after completing four-year transfer for undisclosed feethe Blues on a fee believed to be around £2.2 million according to the BBC. Th
Turkish Football / Posted 27 days ago
the Blues on a fee believed to be around £2.2 million according to the BBC. The 23-year-old was signed by former manager Gianfranco Zola in January on a three-and-a-half year deal. Frei made 13 appearances in the Championship for Birmingham, 10... Read more
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birminghammail
Kerim Frei leaves Birmingham City with unanswered questionsold regime were confident Frei was going to be a big hit but he didn’t instantl
birminghammail / Posted 27 days ago
old regime were confident Frei was going to be a big hit but he didn’t instantly fit the bill for struggling boss Gianfranco Zola. Zola’s squad was in transition. The Chelsea and Italy great was trying to bring a new era of attacking,... Read more
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birminghammail
Club confirms Kerim Frei to leave BluesKerim Frei will be announced as a Istanbul Basaksehir player tomorrow. The man
birminghammail / Posted 27 days ago
Kerim Frei will be announced as a Istanbul Basaksehir player tomorrow. The manager who signed him from Besiktas, Gianfranco Zola, only handed him three Championship starts, while the 23-year-old enjoyed a further 10 outings off the bench. One of... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham City transfer news and rumoursCity in January. Centre-back Scarr made the step up into professional football
birminghammail / Posted 27 days ago
City in January. Centre-back Scarr made the step up into professional football back in January, when he arrived with Gianfranco Zola at the helm. Heading straight for Blues’ U23s, Scarr had made a dream move - joining the club he’d supported... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Opinion: They say home is where the heart isin the dying seconds. Then there is the legend of the rise of Gary Rowett and
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 28 days ago
in the dying seconds. Then there is the legend of the rise of Gary Rowett and the subsequent failed experiment of Gianfranco Zola. We have seen it all. The question now remains toward the end of July: What Comes Next? (cue the Hamilton... Read more
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birminghammail
Dan Scarr on his dream move, a set-back and next seasonCity in January. Centre-back Scarr made the step up into professional football
birminghammail / Posted 28 days ago
City in January. Centre-back Scarr made the step up into professional football back in January, when he arrived with Gianfranco Zola at the helm. Heading straight for Blues’ U23s, Scarr had made a dream move - joining the club he’d supported... Read more
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ESPN FC
Zidane's Real Madrid training methods forged by the cauldron of 'The Whip'Vialli became Blues manager. Even though he was reportedly nicknamed "The Sadis
ESPN FC / Posted 29 days ago
Vialli became Blues manager. Even though he was reportedly nicknamed "The Sadist" by shocked players at Stamford Bridge, Gianfranco Zola called him when he took over West Ham, and Gustavo Poyet did the same at Sunderland. Deschamps hired him for... Read more
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soccersweep
Harry Redknapp wants reunion with former Spurs winger at Birmingham – Soccersweepformer Spurs and Portsmouth boss kept the Blues in the Championship by a whiske
soccersweep / Posted 29 days ago
former Spurs and Portsmouth boss kept the Blues in the Championship by a whisker last season, having inherited a mess from Gianfranco Zola when he took over. Craig Gardner is the most high-profile signing so far, which is perhaps a little... Read more
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Goal.com
Chelsea’s 15 worst signings of all timeBlue shirt. He was one of Abramovich's first signings but he will go down as on
Goal.com / Posted 30 days ago
Blue shirt. He was one of Abramovich's first signings but he will go down as one of the club's most controversial players. Gianfranco Zola left Chelsea to be replaced by Mutu but he couldn't replicate the genius shown by his predecessor due to a... Read more
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express
Andrea Belotti to Chelsea in jeopardy: Striker tempted by AC Milan swooplook if they sign Andrea Belotti? Speaking earlier this week about a potential
express / Posted a month ago
look if they sign Andrea Belotti? Speaking earlier this week about a potential move for Belotti to Chelsea, club legend Gianfranco Zola said: "To be honest I was thinking Chelsea should go for Andrea Belotti in Italy. "I thought that... Read more
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