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Melton junior footballers get up close with Premier League trophy

Lucky young footballers and their coaches got up close and personal with the biggest prize in English football last Thursday when the Premier League trophy came to town.

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Wayne Rooney. Photo: Shutterstock.

RUMOUR MILL: Guardiola could swoop for Wilshire| Scholes tips Rooney for Manchester United exit| Napoli keen on Ibrahimovic| Real Madrid eyeing up Otamendi

Paul Scholes thinks Wayne Rooney could leave Manchester United due to his lack of playing time. The United captain has not started a Premier League match since December 17. (Sky Sports)

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Lucas Hernandez. Photo: Shutterstock.

RUMOUR MILL: | Guardiola eyes Hernandez brothers | Spurs set sights on Martial | Rashford loan move blocked | Inter want Chelsea boss Conte

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is watching Atletico Madrid brothers Lucas and Theo Hernandez, and plans for a £40m summer raid for the pair. The Catalan coach is a huge admirer of the defensive duo, and has been keeping tabs on them over the past six-months. (The Sun)

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Holwell Sports manager John Webster EMN-170213-154018002

Holwell Sports endure afternoon to forget at Radford

It seems to be two steps forward and one back for Holwell as they followed their win over Stapenhill with a five-goal hammering at Radford on Saturday.

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Dele Alli (Shutterstock).

RUMOUR MILL: | City plan record Alli bid| Zlatan: No United extension yet | Barkley stalls on Everton contract

Manchester City are ready to launch a world-record transfer bid for Tottenham and England star Dele Alli. (The Sun)

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Leicester City's triumphant manager Claudio Ranieri on stage at Leicester's Victoria Park EMN-170902-104114002

Sports Editor’s blog: Ranieri has earned right to decide his own fate

It’s accepted wisdom around these parts it’s pretty hard to impress an East Midlander. Simple to offend, true, but a different matter when it comes to grudging admiration.

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Tony Thorpe (left) with new co-manager Steve Hendey EMN-171101-112713002

Melton Town boss Tony Thorpe up for the challenge after trio quit club

Former professional footballer Tony Thorpe has described his first season in charge at Melton Town as his toughest in the game.

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Ian Bitmead and Aatron Ridout double up on Stapenhill dangerman Steve Hart who scored his 42nd goal of the season at Welby Road EMN-170802-101058002

Holwell Sports extend Stapenhill’s poor run

Holwell Sports avenged their seven-goal early season mauling at Stapenhill by toppling the top eight side at Welby Road on Saturday.

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Melton Foxes U18s top four hopes hit by Blaby firepower

Melton Foxes U18s travelled to high-flyers Blaby and Whetstone on Sunday with high hopes, but early mistakes early and a poor first half blew away their chances.

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Wymeswold FC sweep into County Saturday Trophy final

A county cup final awaits a Wymeswold FC after defeating Glenfield Town in the Leicestershire and Rutland FA Saturday Trophy semi-finals last weekend.

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Jack Baker struck twice against Stewarts and Lloyds EMN-170702-084457002

Melton Town dispatch strugglers to close in on UCL top eight target

Melton Town bounced back from their narrow defeat the previous week with a 4-1 win against UCL strugglers Stewarts and Lloyds on Saturday.

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Asfordby FC Under 9s in action against Markfield EMN-170102-120906002

Mowbray Rangers take positives from defeat to league leaders Loughborough

Mowbray Rangers Under 12s entertained league leaders Loughborough Greens on Sunday.

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Holwell Sports Reserves put six past Highfield

Holwell Sports Reserves bounced back from their three straight defeats by hitting Highfield Rangers for six on Saturday.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24:  Adam Lallana Announced as England Player of the Year at Melwood Training Ground on January 24, 2017 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey - The FA/The FA via Getty Images) EMN-170102-114500001

England honour for Melton footballer

One of Melton’s top footballers was shocked to be given the chance to present the player of the season award for the England national team.

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Melton Foxes U18s ease past lowly Whitwick

Melton Foxes U18s ease past lowly Whitwick

Melton Foxes proved too strong for lowly Whitwick as a brace apiece from Shaun Smith and Adam Lomas set the home side on their way to all three points at a rain-sodden All England Ground.

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Michael Stevenson opened the scoring from the penalty spot EMN-170131-091534002

Holwell Sports sink Gedling Miners Welfare

Holwell Sports bounced back from their dismal five-goal defeat with a comprehensive win at struggling Gedling Miners Welfare on Saturday.

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Conor McCafferty wins a VIP experience at Man City PHOTO: Supplied

Melton teenager Conor’s day to remember at Man City match

A teenager from Melton scored a top prize when he won a money-can’t buy VIP experience at his favourite football club Manchester City.

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Jordan Cufflin-Stableford had a penalty appeal turned down before half-time EMN-170130-102224002

Melton Town beaten by stubborn Long Buckby

Melton Town welcomed back former players Tom Cooper, Levi Fray and Gavin Williamson for Saturday’s home game, but they couldn’t prevent a first defeat in 2017.

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Action from Holwell's quarter-final win over Melton EMN-161214-110943002

Holwell Sports to host Heather St Johns in County Cup semi-finals

Holwell Sports will have home advantage in their Leicestershire FA County Senior Cup semi-final after last week’s draw.

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Graham Wells pulled Holwell level at Aylestone Park EMN-170124-183252002

Holwell Sports sunk by Aylestone Park’s second-half salvo

Holwell’s topsy turvy season continued as they followed up their fine performance at South Normanton with one of the poorest performances in weeks at Aylestone Park on Saturday.

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