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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 09/09/20...
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2020, 04:21:28 PM »
 Kenny Tete: Fulham closing in on Lyon right-back
Scott Parker's side still keen on Torino defender Ola Aina


 Kenny Tete could be on his way to Craven Cottage

Fulham are closing in on the transfer of Netherlands international right-back Kenny Tete.

The 24-year-old, who has won 13 caps for his country, came through the Ajax youth academy having joined aged 10.

Tete made 55 appearances for Ajax, helping them reach the Europa League final in 2017, before moving to Lyon for £3.6m that summer.

He was an unused substitute in the Netherlands' 1-0 home defeat to Italy in the Nations League on Monday.

Fulham still keen to sign Aina
Fulham remain keen on signing Torino defender Ola Aina, despite their interest in Tete.

The ex-Chelsea youngster is set to join the Cottagers on an initial season-long loan, with the deal expected to be completed by the middle of the week.

Fulham will have the option to make Aina's loan a permanent transfer for a figure in the region of £11m.

Fulham in talks to sign PSG goalkeeper Areola
Scott Parker's side are also in talks to sign former Real Madrid goalkeeper Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan as they look to strengthen their squad on their return to the Premier League.

Areola spent last season on loan at Real Madrid as part of the deal which took Keylor Navas to the Parc des Princes but has now returned to the French club.

Fulham have competition for the French goalkeeper, who is interesting Rennes with their No 1 Edouard Mendy set to leave the club for Chelsea.



https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11681/12066654/kenny-tete-fulham-closing-in-on-lyon-right-back

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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 09/09/20...
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2020, 04:22:30 PM »
Carlos Bocanegra Elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame
Former USMNT Captain is Lone Member of 2020 Hall of Fame Class; He Will Be Enshrined in 2021

Frisco, Texas — The National Soccer Hall of Fame today announced that former U.S. Men’s National Team captain Carlos Bocanegra is the lone member of its 2020 class. Bocanegra will be inducted along with the Hall of Fame’s 2021 class at a combined ceremony next year at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. This year’s ceremony, which was scheduled for Saturday, September 19, was postponed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tim Howard surprised his former USMNT teammate with the news of his election in a videoconference call while Bocanegra was at an Atlanta United video session at the team’s training facility in Marietta, GA. Bocanegra, who played for the USMNT in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, is currently Atlanta United’s technical director.

Bocanegra, who will be the 305th person to be enshrined into the Hall of Fame, wore the captain’s armband in 64 of his 110 appearances with the USMNT from 2001 to 2012. His 14 international goals are the most by a U.S defender.

His 15-year professional career began as MLS Rookie of the Year with the Chicago Fire in 2000. After winning MLS Defender of the Year in 2002 and 2003, he moved to Europe for stints in England’s Premier League, France’s Ligue 1 and Scotland’s Premier League before two final seasons (2013-2014) in MLS.

The National Soccer Hall of Fame voting committee determined the 2020 class from a list of 42 finalists on the players ballot, 12 on the veterans ballot and 10 finalists in the builder ballot. Bocanegra was named on 68.5 percent of ballots; the threshold for election is 66.7 percent.

National Soccer Hall of Fame 2020 Class
CARLOS BOCANEGRA, PLAYER

Defender - U.S. Men’s National Team (2001-2012), UCLA (1997-1999), Chicago Fire (2000–2003), Fulham (2004–2008), Rennes (2008–2010), Saint-Étienne (2010–2011), Rangers (2011–2013), Racing Santander (2012–2013), Chivas USA (2013–2014)

Currently – Technical Director, Atlanta United; Athlete Representative, U.S. Soccer Board of Directors

Wearing the captain’s armband 64 times for the United States Men’s National Team, Bocanegra was selected for each of the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups where he appeared in six total matches. Tied for 10th all-time in U.S. Soccer history with 110 caps, he scored an impressive 14 goals during his international career. Bocanegra helped lead the USMNT to two Gold Cup victories in 2002 and 2007 and was captain during the U.S. victory against No. 1-ranked Spain at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Bocanegra retired from play in 2014 after a 15-year career that included more than 200 career appearances in England, France, Scotland and the United States. A California native, Bocanegra attended collegiate soccer powerhouse UCLA and was drafted by the Chicago Fire in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft. In Chicago, he won the MLS Rookie of the Year Award in 2000 and back-to-back MLS Defender of the Year Awards in 2002 and 2003. The following year, he signed with English Premier League club Fulham, where he played four seasons, during which he became one of the few U.S. players to captain both club and country simultaneously. Following his time with Fulham, Bocanegra moved to France’s Ligue 1, where he played for Rennes and Saint-Etienne until he joined Rangers of the Scottish Premier League until 2013. In July 2013, he officially returned to MLS to play for Chivas USA, where he finished his career holding the all-time record for most international goals scored by a U.S. defender.



https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2020/09/carlos-bocanegra-elected-to-national-soccer-hall-of-fame

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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 09/09/20...
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2020, 04:23:27 PM »
Player ‘leaves for the Premier League’ after completing Fulham medical

Lyon defender Kenny Tete has passed his medical with Fulham, with a move to London now seemingly imminent.

That’s according to Voetbal International, who say the 24-year-old ‘leaves for the Premier League’.

The newspaper explains Tete is being allowed to leave Lyon this summer after falling down the pecking order under manager Rudi Garcia, who has chosen Léo Dubois as his first-choice right-back.

That has left Tete to ‘make do’ with a substitutes role, something he is presumably not happy about at this stage of his career.

If that is the case a move away will appeal, and Fulham have emerged on the scene, with Scott Parker looking to strengthen his squad following their return to the Premier League.

Reports in England have linked them with a move over the last week, and VI now say that he has completed a medical ahead of completing a transfer.

They provide no information on either the cost of the move or contract details, just that the Dutch international, who was with the national team last week but did not feature against either Poland or Italy, will compete with Denis Odoi and Cyrus Christie for Fulham’s right-back spot.



http://sportwitness.co.uk/fulham-kenny-tete-lyon-medical-transfer/


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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 09/09/20...
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2020, 04:30:26 PM »
FANTEAM ANNOUNCED AS FANTASY SPORTS PARTNER


Fulham Football Club is delighted to announce that FanTeam has become the Club’s new Fantasy Sports Partner for the next two seasons.

FanTeam, part of the Scout Gaming Group, offers the largest fantasy football prize pools in Europe. This includes the world’s biggest season-long Fantasy Premier League game, with €1,000,000 guaranteed and a minimum €200,000 to the winner.

Every week users can also compete for more than €500,000 in prize pools for daily and single match-tournaments.

As part of the partnership with the Club, FanTeam will also be offering specific Fulham matchups against the Club’s different opponents during the season, as well as the traditional season-long game across the entire Premier League competition.

Fulham’s rich heritage and global reputation were key factors in FanTeam’s decision to partner with the Club.

Andreas Ternström, CEO of Scout Gaming Group, said: “We are extremely proud and excited to be partnering with Fulham FC ahead of their return to the Premier League, where they belong.

“We were very impressed to see how the Club & their Head Coach Scott Parker handled the relegation in 2019, and the measures taken to win back promotion.

“In many ways we see a lot of similarities between FanTeam and Fulham FC, where focus on building a winning culture and passion stands out.”

Andreas Sundal, CPO & Co-founder of Scout Gaming Group added: “We are confident that Fulham will have a successful season and believe Fulham’s loyal fanbase around the world will enjoy FanTeam’s world-leading fantasy products.

“We look forward to building a strong and successful partnership with Fulham FC, and can’t wait for the season to kick off.”

Alistair Mackintosh, CEO of Fulham, said: “I’m delighted to welcome FanTeam on board as an Official Club Partner for the next two seasons.

“Fantasy Sports is increasing its popularity with participants all around the world and we look forward to collaborating together to assist with providing FanTeam increased exposure and a platform to engage with our fans worldwide.”

FanTeam will be leveraging their association with the Club and its Premier League platform to promote their games to a global audience, utilising Fulham’s digital channels to engage with its UK and international fanbase.



https://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2020/september/FanTeam-Announced-As-Fantasy-Sports-Partner/

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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 09/09/20...
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2020, 05:59:06 PM »
Boca's Hall of Fame Induction


Former Fulham defender Carlos Bocanegra has been inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

He becomes the third former Whites player to make the list, after the honour was bestowed upon Kasey Keller and Brian McBride in 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Bocanegra scored some crucial goals in his 136 Fulham appearances, notably a last minute winner against Tottenham Hotspur and a vital equaliser away to Chelsea.

He also amassed 110 caps for the United States, 64 of which were as captain.

The National Soccer Hall of Fame celebrates the players of American soccer who have elevated the sport to where it is today, and Bocanegra certainly fits that bill.



https://www.fulhamfc.com/news/2020/september/Boca-s-Hall-of-Fame-Induction/

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« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2020, 06:00:06 PM »
REPORT: Marcus Bettinelli Close to Middlesbrough Loan Move

Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli is set to join Middlesbrough on loan.

The keeper is taking a medical today, according to Keith Downie of Sky Sports, ahead of finalising a season-long loan move.

The capture of Bettinelli, if and when it’s concluded, will ease Neil Warnock‘s goalkeeper concerns. At the start of the summer, the Middlesbrough boss identified the need for more experience between the posts and drew up a shortlist of targets.

The Teessiders are reportedly ready to pay a six-figure loan charge to guarantee the assets of the 28-year-old for the whole season.

A graduate of Fulham’s academy system. Bettinelli spent several years with the Cottagers, making a total of 120 senior appearances. He made 14 appearances last season as Scott Parker‘s side secured promotion. However, he was found surplus to requirements in South-West London.
Bettinelli Nearing Middlesbrough Loan

Goalkeeper Situation

His introduction would call into question the fate of Boro’s two current senior goalkeepers, resulting in at least one of Aynsley Pears and Dejan Stojanovic likely to move on just before the window shuts.

With Stojanovic starting the Carabao Cup win over Shrewsbury Town last weekend, Pears is deemed to be the most likely to depart, Who was a product of the academy and is in the final year of his deal with Boro.

Middlesbrough Struggling in Transfer Window.

While new boss Neil Warnock looks to build and push Middlesbrough forward, he seems to have struggled in completing transfers on the North East. Boro have made one acquisition in centre back Grant Hall for free. Yet have seen 9 players leave the door at Rockcliff Park, including club servants Adam Clayton, and George Friend.

Both parties will be happy with the agreement should it be completed. Middlesbrough will be securing the services of an experienced keeper while Fulham will lower their big wage bill.



https://lastwordonsports.com/football/2020/09/08/marcus-bettinelli-close-to-loan-move-with-middlesbrough/


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« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2020, 06:01:07 PM »
Fulham appoints BetVictor as main team partner

Global online gambling firm BetVictor has been named ‘Main Team Partner’ of Premier League football club Fulham until the summer of 2020.

The two-year agreement will see the BetVictor logo displayed on the front of the playing shirts worn by the club’s first team and women’s team for the duration of the partnership, replacing Filipino gambling firm Dafabet.

As well as boasting a presence on the playing and adult replica shirts, BetVictor branding will also feature prominently around Craven Cottage on matchdays, as well as on the club’s new official website and social media platforms.

Andreas Meinrad, BetVictor CEO, commented: “We’re really excited to be teaming up with Fulham FC and are confident of a successful season ahead for both of us.

“The Premier League always provides compelling drama. We know how much football means to our customers and we share their enthusiasm for the beautiful game. It’s all eyes on Craven Cottage for Saturday’s big kick-off.”

As the club’s main team partner, Fulham states that the BetVictor brand will receive extensive global exposure, with the Premier League watched by a worldwide audience of over three billion people annually.

Alistair Mackintosh, Fulham CEO, added: “We welcome BetVictor on board as our main team partner and look forward to working with them this season as we begin our Premier League campaign against Arsenal at Craven Cottage this weekend.

“BetVictor shares our passion for success and we hope to develop our relationship further throughout the duration of the partnership, in order to achieve and exceed our goals.”

Fulham secured a return to the English top flight last season following a 2-1 Championship play-off final victory over Brentford at Wembley. The side will get the new season underway this weekend (Saturday 12 September) at home to Arsenal, who followed-up FA Cup success last season with a Community Shield triumph in August.



https://www.casinobeats.com/2020/09/08/fulham-appoints-betvictor-as-main-team-partner/

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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 09/09/20...
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2020, 06:02:42 PM »
Leeds United's Elland Road clash with Fulham will be broadcast live after Premier League shareholders agreement
All three of Leeds United's Premier League games in September will be broadcast live on UK television, the Premier League has announced.


ON TELE - Leeds United and fellow Premier League new boys Fulham will do battle at Elland Road live on BT Sport. Pic: Getty

The Premier League shareholders met today to agree that all 28 of the division's scheduled matches in September will be broadcast via existing broadcast partners Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC.

Sky Sports and BT Sport have already chosen 17 matches for live broadcast for the first three rounds of 2020/21 season matches. From the remaining 11 matches Sky Sports will show an additional six, BT Sport a further three and BBC and Amazon Prime Video one apiece.

Discussions are also taking place over a similar solution when it comes to radio, with BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT.

The Premier League says it is currently considering 'appropriate arrangements' for matches taking place after October 1.

A statement said: "The Premier League is working on a step-by-step approach, while monitoring the developments regarding the League’s number one priority of getting fans back into full stadia as soon as possible, with safety always being our priority."

Leeds United's season opener at Liverpool on Saturday will be shown at 5.30pm by Sky Sports, with the Elland Road clash against Fulham on Saturday September 19 screened by BT Sport at 3pm and the 12pm trip to Sheffield United on Sunday September 27 also live on BT Sport.



https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/football/leeds-united/leeds-uniteds-elland-road-clash-fulham-will-be-broadcast-live-after-premier-league-shareholders-agreement-2965286

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Re: Wednesday Fulham Stuff - 09/09/20...
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2020, 06:03:23 PM »
Photo : Goalkeeper Okonkwo Called Up Again To Train With Arsenal First Team Pre-

Nigeria-eligible goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo has been called up again to train with Arsenal's first team ahead of their first Premier League game of the 2020-2021 season at Fulham, allnigeriasoccer.com reports.

The Hale End Academy product was among four players of Nigerian descent that trained with the Gunners first team last Friday, the others being Tolaji Bola, James Olayinka and Daniel Oyegoke.

According to the training pictures published by Arsenal's official website at the end of Tuesday's training session, Okonkwo was involved in the intense outdoor training session.

It is all but confirmed that the Anglo-Nigerian glovesman won't be involved when Arsenal U21s face Ipswich Town at Portman Road in their first competitive game of the new season this evening.

Bola, Miguel Azeez, Daniel Oyegoke and James Olayinka who have all trained with the first team in pre-season were not pictured in today's training session and this suggests that they are in the frame to play a part against the Tractor Boys.

Okonkwo has fully recovered after missing the whole of the 2019-2020 campaign due to an undisclosed ailment.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel



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« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2020, 06:04:33 PM »
Live TV: Fulham fixture selected

Elland Road clash to be shown on BT Sport.

Our Premier League fixture with Fulham has been chosen for live broadcast on BT Sport, after it was agreed all matches in September will be broadcast live in the UK.

The date and fixture time remains unchanged, with details below:

 

Leeds United v Fulham

Fixture date: Saturday 19th September

Kick off time: 3pm live on BT Sport

Venue: Elland Road

 

Our games with Liverpool and Sheffield United, had already been selected for broadcast, with details below:

 

Liverpool v Leeds United

Fixture date: Saturday 12th September 2020

Kick-off time: 5:30pm live on Sky Sports

Venue: Anfield

 

Sheffield United v Leeds United

Fixture date: Sunday 27th September 2020

Kick-off time: 12pm live on BT Sport

Venue: Bramall Lane




https://www.leedsunited.com/news/team-news/27013/live-tv-fulham-fixture-selected

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« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2020, 06:06:07 PM »
Gabriel and Mesut Ozil involved, wonderkid joins in - Three things spotted in Arsenal training

Arsenal were in training ahead of the Premier League opener against Fulham on Saturday, with all of the Gunners' main players in action

 The countdown is on as Arsenal  prepare begin their 2020/21 Premier League campaign  against newly-promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage.

The Gunners make the short trip across the capital aiming to make the perfect start to the new Premier League season and build on last weekend's FA Community Shield victory over Liverpool at Wembley.

But even though  Mikel Arteta  has successfully added another piece of silverware to the Gunners' trophy cabinet, full focus is now on Saturday's clash with Fulham and ensuring they can hit the ground running at the start of another action packed Premier League season.

And with pre-season having been much shorter this time around, Arsenal's players having been putting the hard yards in on the training ground more than ever to ensure they are ready for the big kick-off.

Here are some of the things we noticed in the Gunners' latest training session at London Colney.

Gabriel involved
After joining for a fee in the region of £27million at the beginning of the month, Gabriel  was Arsenal's fourth signing of the summer following the additions of Cedric Soares, Pablo Mari and former Chelsea winger  Willian.

And the Brazilian defender was seen taking part in full training with his teammates ahead of the clash against Fulham.

It remains to be seen whether Mikel Arteta will hand the former Lille centre-back his debut at Craven Cottage, given his lack of pre-season minutes but it may not be long before supporters see the Brazilian in action.

The pictures showed Gabriel and fellow summer signing William Saliba taking part in a drill with a line of players undergoing sprints with a rope tied around their waists.

Ozil trains again
 Since football returned back in June, following the lockdown period,  Mesut Ozil's  Arsenal future has been a hot topic.

The former Real Madrid midfielder, who joined the Gunners back in 2013, has not played for the club since Saturday, March 7 - the final Premier League game before lockdown.

There has been plenty of speculation that the German could leave the club this summer, with his future at the club seemingly in doubt. However, Arteta has vowed to wipe the slate clean for everyone ahead of the new season, meaning Ozil could be handed the chance to resurrect his Gunners career.

And the midfielder was involved in first-team training again on Tuesday, after being spotted in the set-up last week.

Pictures also showed Ozil getting minutes in the recent 3-2 friendly defeat against Aston Villa, which suggest the German could be involved in some capacity against Fulham on Saturday.

Youngsters involved
Ever since Arteta landed the Arsenal job back in December last year, the Spaniard has been keen for young players at the club to get the opportunity to train with the first-team.

And that trend continued this week, with academy stars Charlie Patino, Luke Plange, Kido Taylor-Hart and Levi Laing all involved.

Patino was pictured tracking club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during a practice match, whilst other were spotted posing with Alexandre Lacazette in a group shot.



https://www.football.london/arsenal-fc/news/arsenal-training-gabriel-ozil-fulham-18900491

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« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2020, 06:08:48 PM »
That's one way to work on team bonding! Hector Bellerin, Dani Ceballos, William Saliba and Gabriel are tied together during Arsenal training exercise as Mikel Arteta gets his side ready for trip to Fulham

    Arsenal players were put through their paces in an unusual way during training
    Gabriel, William Saliba, Dani Ceballos and Hector Bellerin were tied together
    Mikel Arteta's side prepared to kick off the Premier League season vs Fulham
    New signing Willian and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also in the session

Arsenal players were put through their paces in an unusual way in training as Mikel Arteta's side prepared for their season opener against Fulham on Saturday.

New arrivals Gabriel and William Saliba were welcomed into the camp by being strapped with a long rope and buckles to returning loan star Dani Ceballos and Hector Bellerin during Tuesday's session.

With the Gunners bringing in a host of new faces this summer it appeared as though Arteta was keen his players to build their fitness and team spirit with the unorthodox method.
 

Arsenal stars were put through their paces in an unusual way by being tied together in training
 

Mikel Arteta used the unorthodox method ahead of the Premier League opener against Fulham


The Arsenal camp were all smiles as went through the session, with fellow new signing Willian also pictured following his arrival from Chelsea as well as talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Mesut Ozil was also pictured taking part, but there was no sign of last season's fellow outcast Matteo Guendouzi.

Bellerin trained with his team-mates fresh after revealing he has become League Two side Forest Green Rovers' second-largest stakeholder, while Emiliano Martinez, who has been linked with a move away to Aston Villa recently, was also present in the session, while 
 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was also pictured with the ropes around him during the session
 

Willian was seen enjoying the session ahead of the upcoming season at his new cub
 

Gunners outcast Mesut Ozil was all smiles as he looks to force his way back into Arteta's plans


The Arsenal boss will be hoping to build on his first season at the north London club that culminated in winning the FA Cup.

He has also tasted some silverware this campaign already after beating Liverpool in the Community Shield last month in the season curtain-raiser at Wembley.
 

Emiliano Martinez trained as speculation linking him away from north London continued

Despite their success towards the end of 2019-20, Arteta has been keen to bolster his squad after a disappointing domestic campaign in which they finished eighth.

Their trip to face the newly-promoted Cottagers on Saturday will be the first 2020-21 game to be played in England's top flight.



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8710477/Hector-Bellerin-Dani-Ceballos-William-Saliba-Gabriel-tied-Arsenal-training.html


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« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2020, 06:09:26 PM »
Odoi ‘signs new two-year Fulham deal’

Denis Odoi has signed a new two-year contract with Fulham, according to reports from Belgium.

The newly-promoted club have included an option to extend his new deal for a further year, so the versatile defender could remain at Craven Cottage until at least 2023. The 32 year-old, who joined Fulham from Lokeren in July 2016, became an instant favourite with the fans after an astonishing piece of control with his back on his debut against Newcastle United and has been part of two promotion-winning sides, starting last season’s play-off final against Brentford.

Odoi has made 149 first-team appearances for Fulham, scoring six goals.



https://hammyend.com/index.php/2020/09/odoi-signs-new-two-year-fulham-deal/

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« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2020, 06:12:16 PM »
All Premier League matches to be televised in September with Leicester v Burnley on BBC

All 28 Premier League fixtures in September will be televised live, with Leicester City's home match against Burnley to be broadcast on the BBC.

Sky Sports and BT Sport had already selected 17 games across the first three rounds of matches in the new season, which starts on Saturday.

Of the remaining 11, Sky will show six, BT Sport three, and the BBC and Amazon Prime will broadcast one each.

Leicester and Burnley will meet on 20 September with kick-off at 19:00 BST.

In a statement, the Premier League said it was "in discussions with BBC Radio 5 Live and Talksport to agree a similar solution for radio".

It added that it was "considering appropriate arrangements" for matches in October.

Elite English football has been played behind closed doors since it resumed in June following the coronavirus lockdown.

Four Premier League matches were broadcast on the BBC at the end of the 2019-20 season.

It was the first time since the Premier League's inception in 1992 that games were shown live by the BBC.

The Premier League said it was "monitoring the developments" regarding its "number one priority" of getting fans back into full stadiums.

In August, fans were allowed into a Premier League stadium for the first time in almost six months, as 2,500 watched a friendly between Brighton and Chelsea.

Seagulls supporters were able to attend the game at the Amex Stadium as part of a government trial event for the return of fans to stadiums for matches.

Where can I watch my team this weekend?
Saturday, 12 September

Fulham v Arsenal (12:30 BST - live on BT Sport)

Crystal Palace v Southampton (15:00 BST - live on BT Sport)

Liverpool v Leeds United (17:30 BST - live on Sky Sports)

West Ham v Newcastle United (20:00 BST - live on Sky Sports)

Sunday, 13 September

West Brom v Leicester City (14:00 BST - live on Sky Sports)

Tottenham v Everton (16:30 BST - live on Sky Sports)

Monday, 14 September

Sheffield United v Wolves (18:00 BST - live on Sky Sports)

Brighton v Chelsea (20:15 BST - live on Sky Sports)



https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54076539

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« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2020, 12:11:43 AM »
‘Not interested in money’: Southampton or Fulham won’t be signing £20m ace

Southampton and Fulham appear to have no chance of landing Martin Hinteregger, with the defender’s agent and father making it clear that it will take something special to lure him away from Eintracht Frankfurt, while speaking to Krone.

With just days remaining until the new Premier League season kicks off, that 9-0 thumping at the hands of a lethal Leicester City is a distant memory.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has transformed Southampton’s previously porous back line with highly-rated Mohammed Salisu joining Jan Bednarek and the increasingly impressive Jack Stephens at St Mary’s.

The Saints are not finished just yet, however, with Sky Sports reporting in August that they have set their sights on signing another defender from mainland Europe.

Austria international Hinteregger appears to be the man in question, although Southampton may be barking up the wrong tree as they look to lure the £20 million-rated stopper away from one of Germany’s most exciting clubs.

“There is nothing concrete about it, Martin sees his future in Frankfurt, has a contract until 2024. He blocks everything out,” said agent Christian Sand.

Hinteregger’s father, Franz, adds: “Only a very large club would appeal to him – he is not interested in money anyway.”

Even the most hard-nosed Southampton fan would struggle to claim that they are one of the Premier League’s true powerhouses, even if Hasenhuttl has those on the South Coast dreaming of another European adventure in the near future.

The Sun (6 September, page 62) reports that Fulham are also interested but do not expect to see Hinteregger join a club likely to spend 2020/21 battling against relegation.



https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2020/09/08/not-interested-in-money-southampton-or-fulham-wont-be-signing-20m-ace/


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« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2020, 12:14:37 AM »
Fulham signing this 24-year-old Ligue 1 star would be a fantastic move by Scott Parker


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Why Fulham should sign Bertrand Traore to bolster their attack
Newly promoted Fulham are interested in bringing Lyon winger Bertrand Traore back to the Premier League, according to Sky Sports. The player was on the books of Chelsea from 2014 to 2017 but played for them only during the 2015-16 season.

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Traore started his youth career with Auxerre back in 2009 and officially moved to Chelsea in 2013. He was promoted to the senior squad and sent out on loan to Vitesse in 2014. A year later, he returned to the club and was handed first-team opportunities at Chelsea.

He scored 4 goals in 16 appearances but was loaned out again the following season to Ajax, where he was a part of the team that went all the way to the Europa League final. After his return, he was sold on a permanent basis to Lyon and since then, he has performed admirably for them. A right-winger by trade, Traore can play in a multitude of positions in the attack.

Do Fulham need Traore?
After a one year gap, Fulham are back in the top-flight of English football. Unlike 2018, the club have to be smart with their transfers. They wasted a huge amount of money only to get relegated at the end of the season.

Fulham are going about it the right way this time as they have secured the likes of Mario Lemina and Harrison Reed from Southampton and Anthony Knockaert from Brighton. Scott Parker is signing players with Premier League experience and while it would be a stretch to call Traore as someone with Premier League experience, at 24 years of age, he can be a smart bit of investment.

While he would have to compete for a starting place with Knockaert on the right-wing, he is someone who can pop up with frequent goals, if given the chance.

Verdict
Bertrand Traore represents a low-risk transfer that Fulham should definitely look into. In case the transfer doesn’t work out, they can always sell him and if it does work out, Fulham would have an asset on their hands.



https://www.mediareferee.com/2020/09/09/fulham-linked-with-bertrand-traore-do-they-need-this-signing/

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« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2020, 12:15:56 AM »
Tete set to sign for Fulham

According to Voetbal International, Kenny Tete is signing for Premier League new boys Fulham.

The 24-year-old was a back-up at Lyon and has been allowed to depart for England. A medical has already been passed and the Netherlands international will soon be confirmed as a Fulham player.

The former Ajax full-back has been with Lyon for three-years and made 80 appearances for the club. He will now battle for the right-back slot at Fulham, who will play in the Premier League this season.

Tete was with the Netherlands squad until Monday night but did not play against either Poland or Italy.




http://www.football-oranje.com/tete-set-to-sign-for-fulham/

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« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2020, 12:16:59 AM »
Fulham U21s beaten at Cambridge in EFL Trophy opener

Fulham’s under-21s were beaten 2-0 by Cambridge United in opening fixture of their EFL Trophy campaign as crowds returned to professional football in England for the first time.

An experimental Fulham side took a while to get into the contest against their experienced opponents. Cambridge were quickly onto the front foot, with the lively Tom Knowles denied by a timely block from Jayden Harris, who was deployed at right back. Luca Ashby-Hammond then produced a smart reaction save to keep out the young midfielder before Paul Digby went close with a pair of headers and a snapshot that flew over the bar.

Harvey Knibbs almost gave the U’s the lead on nineteen minutes but his cushioned finish flashed fractionally wide, but the Abbey Stadium was able to acclaim the opening goal less than five minutes later. Knowles deservedly got on the scoresheet with a well-struck free-kick, although Ashby-Hammond will be bitterly disappointed with how easily he was beaten at his near post. Knowles then fired an inviting cross right across the face of goal and only a brave block from Conor McAvoy prevented him from grabbing his second on the stroke of half-time.

Fulham enjoyed plenty of possession in the first period, but they found more penetration the longer the game went on. Cambridge goalkeeper Callum Burton made a good reaction save to keep out a speculative drive from Harris before producing an excellent stop to thwart Sylvester Jasper, who looked Fulham’s most likely source of an equaliser. Jay Stansfield, who captained the Whites for the first time, turned his man impressively but lifted his shot just over the crossbar as Colin Omogbehin’s side pressed for an equaliser.

Cambridge remained a threat themselves, with Knibbs firing fractionally over as he approached the penalty area, and wrapped up the victory with five minutes to play. Substitute Paul Mullin steered home a composed finish from the edge of the box and Fulham would head home with nothing to show for their efforts, even though Jean-Pierre Tiehi looked to have been fouled in the penalty area in the closing stages.

CAMBRIDGE UNITED: Burton, Knoyle (Mullin 79), Taylor, Iredale, Dunk, Davies, Digby, May (Simper 42), Knowles, Knibbs (Ironside 81), Dallas. Subs (not used): Mitov, Hannant, Cundy, Worman.

GOALS: Knowles (24), Mullin (85).

FULHAM: L. Ashby-Hammond, Larkeche, Mundle-Smith, McAvoy, Harris, Pajaziti (Ablade 68), de Havilland, Carvalho, Davis (Tiehi 82), Jasper, Stansfield. Subs (not used): Las, O’Neill, Odutayo.

REFEREE: Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire).

ATTENDANCE: 862.



https://hammyend.com/index.php/2020/09/fulham-u21s-beaten-at-cambridge-in-efl-trophy-opener/


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« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2020, 08:18:48 AM »
Report: Fulham close to signing two targets, £11m man and 13-cap international

Fulham are closing in on signing Lyon’s Dutch international defender Kenny Tete, according to Sky Sports.

With Scott Parker looking to bring in proven quality in a couple of key positions ahead of the Cottagers’ return to the Premier League, it’s no surprise a new right-back is high on his list of priorities.

After all, while Cyrus Christie and Denis Odoi are reliable options at Championship level, an upgrade is required if Fulham don’t want the right-hand side to be an obvious weak link.

Sky claims Tete, an Ajax academy graduate with 13 caps for the Netherlands, is set to sign three years after joining Lyon for £3.6 million.

Tete has fallen behind Leo Dubois in Rudi Garcia’s pecking order and failed to start any of the clashes with Juventus, Manchester City and Bayern Munich as Lyon reached the Champions League semi-finals.

Interestingly, Sky adds that Fulham are also expected to sign another right-back in the shape of former Chelsea youngster Ola Aina.

An attack-minded wideman who honed his defensive instincts during a spell at Torino, the Nigeria international will arrive on loan with an option to buy for £11 million.

With that in mind, Christie and Odoi both surely face an uncertain future with just a month of the transfer window to go.



https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2020/09/09/report-fulham-close-to-signing-two-targets-11m-man-and-13-cap-international/

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« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2020, 08:20:00 AM »
Predicted Arsenal XI vs Fulham: Saliba and Willian to start for Mikel Arteta

Arsenal will open their Premier League campaign this weekend with a tricky away trip to newly-promoted Fulham.

The Gunners will go into the game having won both the FA Cup and Community Shield in recent months and Mikel Arteta will be looking for a continuation of that sort of form into the new campaign.

It’s been a busy old summer, too, for the Arsenal boss. A number of new faces have arrived while contract talks remain ongoing for the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The big signing has been defender, Gabriel Magalhaes, although this weekend could come too soon for him. Former Chelsea midfielder Willian will be pushing for a start, while William Saliba could also come in following his return to The Emirates.

A big decision for the Gunners boss will be if he goes with his 3-4-3 formation or the 4-3-3 he is expected to press ahead with in the long-run. Furthermore, Mesut Ozil may also be a surprise inclusion.

With that, then, we’ve taken a look at what we believe will be Arsenal’s first XI for the 2020/21 campaign.




https://tbrfootball.com/predicted-arsenal-xi-vs-fulham-saliba-and-willian-to-start-for-mikel-arteta/