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Esteban Cambiasso introduced to media at Leicester City

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Argentine star Esteban Cambiasso is introduced to the media at King Power Stadium Credit: Gareth Owen/ITV News Central

Argentine star Esteban Cambiasso has been introduced to the media at the King Power Stadium as Leicester City's newest signing.

He 34-year-old told reporters: "In the past I've played in Spain and Italy, but for my career I need to play in the Premier League."

"I chose Leicester and I am happy. I hope the fans are happy with me."



Chelsea Football Club to honour Lord Attenborough

Lord Attenborough
Players will hold a minute's silence on Saturday Credit: Chelsea F.C.

The passing of our much-loved Life President Lord Attenborough has greatly affected everyone, and Chelsea Football Club fully appreciates our supporters’ emotions at this time and your wish to pay tribute to the important part he played in our history.

At our next home game, against Swansea City on Saturday 13th September, there will be a minute’s appreciation prior to kick-off in honour of a great Chelsea fan who also served as a club director for 13 years. There will be tributes on the big screens and in the matchday programme.

A lasting memorial to Lord Attenborough’s support of Chelsea is also appropriate. In consultation with Lord Attenborough's family, the club will carefully consider the possibilities and suggestions for this to ensure the most suitable option is taken.

– Chelsea Football Club

Fans scramble for precious CCFC Ricoh tickets

The queue outside the Ricoh Superstore as fans queue for tickets to CCFC's first home game in more than a year
The queue outside the Ricoh Superstore as fans queue for tickets to CCFC's first home game in more than a year Credit: Andy Harris

Hundreds of fans are scrambling to get tickets to Coventry City's match against Gillingham next week.

The club has been playing its home games at Northampton for over a year, and fans are desperate to be present for the Sky Blues' long-awaited homecoming.

People have been queueing to buy tickets since 3am this morning, and the line is stretching back from the kiosk through the car park.


This queue would be a lot worse if I didn't have my queue buddy. Thanks for keeping me company Lillie :-) #pusb #ccfc


Meanwhile, those fans who have opted to purchase tickets online are facing long delays as the website struggles to cope with demand.

The football club say the site is still functioning, but that fans will have to be patient. They are also answering as many phone calls as possible.


We have some reported issues with Please bear with us- traffic is high but tickets are still being sold #pusb


If you are trying to reach us by phone, lines are still very busy and we will answer as many calls as we can. #pusb #skyblues

Last MotoGP weekend begins at Silverstone

Racing gets underway at the British MotoGP at Silverstone later.

MotoGP at Silverstone
Jorge Lorenzo leading the pack at the 2013 British MotoGP Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow will be hoping for a strong weekend in front of the home crowd. Sunday's race could be the Northamptonshire track's last. The new Circuit of Wales will stage the British round from 2016. The location of next year's event has yet to be decided.

Read: Cal Crutchlow at the British MotoGP

Huge demand expected for Coventry City tickets ahead of Ricoh return

The Ricoh Arena
The Ricoh Arena in Coventry where Coventry City will play against Gillingham on Friday 5th September. Credit: Dave Howarth/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Coventry City fans will be hoping to secure a seat at the Ricoh Arena for the club's first home game of the season, back in Coventry. Tickets go on sale this morning (9:30am) for the home fixture against Gillingham next Friday.

It comes after a deal was reached to allow the club to return to the Ricoh Arena. The Sky Blues have played all their home fixtures for more than a year at Sixfields in Northampton after a row over rent at the Ricoh.

The club said it was expecting to see a huge demand for tickets for the return fixture.

"We really want to show the footballing world that Coventry City Football Club is back in the city and what this means to the people of Coventry. We need the fans more than ever now to get behind Steven Pressley and his team for our first game back and throughout the season and that is why we have set prices so low.

– Steve Waggott, Development Director, CCFC

Tickets for the Gillingham game for adults will be £10.


Walsall FC player dropped off at Albion training ground


Ha, some Walsall FC player turned up at our training ground this morning in a taxi, Sorry lad, wrong team!

A Walsall FC player got a shock this morning, when his taxi dropped him off at West Bromwich Albion by mistake.

Staff and players at West Brom could not resist poking fun at the anonymous hapless player, with goalkeeper Ben Foster spilling the beans on twitter.

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