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Indy Football Podcast: Is the beautiful game broken – and what can we do about it?

This week on The Indy Football Podcast the team ask whether the growing financial disparity between Europe’s superclubs and the rest has irreparably broken football. Host Luke Brown is joined by Chief Football Writer Miguel Delaney, Feature Writer Vithushan Ehantharajah and Sports Editor Ben Burrows to discuss the future of the club game and ask what comes next. Miguel’s recent special report – ‘How modern football became broken beyond repair’

West Brom 2-3 Newcastle: Almiron brace and Lazaro seal FA Cup win

West Brom 2-3 Newcastle: Magpies eye first Wembley trip for 20 years after Miguel Almiron bags brace before Valentino Lazaro seals place in FA Cup quarter-finals despite late double from hosts Newcastle have reached the last eight of FA Cup for the first time since 2006 Almiron opened the scoring shortly after the half-hour mark at The Hawthorns A speculative back-heel by Joelinton set up Almiron to slam home his

Real Madrid monitoring Mauricio Pochettino with view to replacing Zinedine Zidane as manager

Real Madrid have asked to be kept aware of Mauricio Pochettino‘s movements regarding a next job, with the view to possibly replacing Zinedine Zidane in the summer. The French legend’s side returned to the top of the Spanish league with a 2-0 win over Barcelona in El Clasico, but that was seen by sources within the club as a crucially timed victory amid “growing pressure”. There was said to be

Fourth-tier FC Saarbrucken stun Fortuna Dusseldorf in German Cup

Fourth-tier FC Saarbrucken continue their miracle German Cup run by stunning Bundesliga side Fortuna Dusseldorf to reach the semi-finals after dramatic shootout that saw TWENTY penalties taken Tobias Janicke opened the scoring to the delight of the packed-out stadium Saarbrucken’s goalkeeper Daniel Batz was on fine form and saved a late penalty  Dusseldorf equalised through an injury time corner to send the tie to extra time  A penalty shootout was required

Mourinho accuses Spurs players of being 'too nice' after Wolves defeat

‘We don’t have that aggression or ruthlessness’: Jose Mourinho accuses his Tottenham players of being ‘too nice’ after their Champions League hopes take a major blow in defeat by Wolves Jose Mourinho accused his players of being ‘too nice’ after Wolves defeat Spurs took the lead twice but ended up losing 3-2 to Wolves on home soil Tottenham are now five points from Chelsea, who occupy fourth in the league

Queensland to host two English Premier League teams in July

Two English Premier League clubs will play the Brisbane Roar – and each other – during an off-season tour to Queensland in July. West Ham United and Crystal Palace will feature in the EVA Air Queensland Champions Cup, alongside the Robbie Fowler-coached Brisbane Roar. West Ham United is Queensland-bound.Credit:Stephen Pond/Getty Images The tournament will kick off in Townsville’s new Queensland Country Bank Stadium on July 11, when the Roar takes

Liverpool Under 19s dumped out of UEFA Youth League by Benfica

Benfica Under 19s 4-1 Liverpool Under 19s: Young Reds dumped out of UEFA Youth League at the last-16 stage and finish game with NINE MEN Liverpool Under 19s lost convincingly to Benfica in the UEFA Youth League First-team players Harvey Elliott, Ki-Jana Hoever and Sepp van den Berg featured Benfica went three goals up after 26 minutes and Liverpool never fully recovered Dutch centre half van den Berg was sent-off

Michael Owen makes Derby County v Man Utd prediction for FA Cup clash

Michael Owen believes Manchester United should have no problems in seeing off Derby in Thursday's FA Cup fifth round tie. United travel to Pride Park on a fine run of form having gone eight games unbeaten in all competitions, and they will fancy their chances against a Derby side who sit in 13th place in the Championship. Much of the build-up around the game has centred around United legend Wayne

Leicester record pre-tax loss of £20.2m for most recent financial year

Leicester record pre-tax loss of £20.2m for the most recent financial year… but the figures do NOT include record £80m they received from Manchester United for Harry Maguire Foxes’ results apply to year ending May 31, 2019 and have recorded pre-tax loss Figures include £8.8m compensation paid to prise Brendan Rodgers from Celtic The Premier League club have also invested significantly in new training ground Leicester have recorded a pre-tax loss

'Only thing in our mind is football': Matildas ready for Games battle

While much of the world is in a frenzy over the coronavirus, the Matildas aren't the least bit concerned about the disease ahead of trips to Vietnam and potentially Japan later this year. Few teams in Australia have been more impacted by COVID-19 than Australia's national women's football team, whose 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers last month were heavily disrupted. Plans to travel to Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the