Football Tactics For Beginners- The False 10

In recent times the traditional No 10 position has been losing its importance with managers opting for either multi-functional players playing in that role or...
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Transfer Rumour Reliability

 

Fabrizio Romano and other highly reputed outlets are the sources of this transfer news and Romano is a Tier 1 source in our Football Transfer Sources Reliability Guide. A Tier 1 source is almost undisputed when discussing a Transfer Rumour. They may not be the first to discuss a rumour, but if they are talking about it; then it is almost certainly true, and possibly close to complete.

 

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