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Leicester City's Mahrez is praised as he shows wantaway Liverpool, Chelsea and Southampton stars how to play it

Wantaway Leicester City winger Riyard Mahrez has been praised for letting his football do the talking as he played a starring role in their victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.
Anthony Knockaert came off the bench against Leicester City on Saturday. Picture by PW Sporting Pictures

Knockaert close to making his first start as Albion are told to learn fast

Wing wizard Anthony Knockeart is close to making his first start for Brighton & Hove Albion and expected to feature against Barnet in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

Lionel Messi.

Rumour mill: Messi set for Premier League move? Real Madrid back in for de Gea?

Is Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi set for a move to the Premier League? Ibrahimovic to stay at United? Brighton in for Hourihane? Here's today's rumours.

GALLERY: Pagham live to fight another FA Cup day

The Lions carry the Brickies into an FA Cup preliminary round replay after Richie Hellen and Tom Simmonds’ side almost scored a shock win over higher-league opposition.

Bognor drew 1-1 with Weston / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Round-up: Double blow for Rocks ...

The Rocks fear Jimmy Muitt and Corey Heath will be out for several weeks.

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton. Picture by PW Sporting Pics

Hughton admits Albion were not at the level needed in the Premier League against Leicester City

A disappointed Chris Hughton admitted his side were not at the level they need to be in the Premier League after their 2-0 defeat to Leicester City.

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PICTURE SPECIAL & VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Beck's back to keep Rocks' unbeaten run going

Dan Beck's goal rescued a point for the Rocks as they preserved their unbeaten run in a forgettable tussle with Weston at Nyewood Lane.
Solly March battles for the ball with Leicester City's Marc Albrighton. Picture by PW Sporting Pics

Leicester City 2, Brighton 0: Shot-shy Seagulls suffer back-to-back defeats as Foxes ease to victory

A threatless Brighton & Hove Albion suffered disappointment in their first away day in the Premier League as they well-beaten by Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
The scoreboard tells of another Nyewood Lane goal-feast / Picture by Tommy McMillan

COLUMN: Dizzy start to season is beyond Rocks’ wildest hopes

Rocks supporters’ club chairman Ian Guppy is writing a new fortnightly column for the Bognor Observer and this website. Here is his latest take on goings-on at Nyewood Lane...

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If Carlsberg did starts to the National League South season...  / Picture by Tommy McMillan

COLUMN: When do the Rocks dare to dream about Leyton Orient and Co?

They say a manager and his staff don't look at a league table until about ten games into the season.

Action between Selsey and Midhurst / Picture by Derek Martin

Blues beat Varndeanians ... Midhurst beaten ... Sids and Reds ready to go

A good solid performance from Selsey saw them start their SCFL division-one campaign ith a 2-0 win at home to a much-improved Varndeanians side.

Ollie Pearce scores against Whitehawk / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Rocks bosses on defensive doubts, injury woes - and the Charman dilemma

Defensive doubts and injury worries are casting a shadow over the Rocks’ terrific start to life in the National League South.

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Chichester go for goal at Broadbridge Heath from a free-kick / Picture by Steve Robards

Chichester City experience early league ups and downs

It’s been a mixed first week of the SCFL premier-division season for Chichester City. A first-day defeat Broadbridge Heath was followed by a fine 5-2 win at home to Arundel.

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli.

Rumour mill: Spurs would turn down £150m bids for Alli; United want Ibrahimovic to re-sign

Man City and Barcelona keen on Dele Alli? Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United interested in Oxlade-Chamberlain?
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

Rumour mill: Rakitic to Liverpool as part of Coutinho deal? Chelsea lining up move for Danny Rose?

Liverpool want Barcelona midfielder Rakitic included in Coutinho deal; Fellaini wanted by Juventus; Sigurdsson set for Everton move; Rose to Chelsea?


Goal-happy Rocks hit Whitehawk for six - plus post-match verdict

The rampant Rocks recovered from being 2-1 down to basement boys Whitehawk to thump them 6-2 and extend their unbeaten start to the National League South season and claim a top-five spot.

PICTURE SPECIAL: Lions hammer YMCA in league opener

Two games, two wins, eight goals scored, none conceded. It’s a dream start for Pagham’s new managerial trio of Richie Hellens, Tom Simmonds and coach Will Searle.

Jimmy Muitt, scorer Ollie Pearce and Harvey Whyte celebreat Bognor's third at Welling / Picture by Tommy McMillan

VIDEO: Well, well, Welling... goals fly in as Rocks stay unbeaten

Jimmy Muitt scored for the third game in three as the Rocks led, trailed, then led again - before coming away from Welling with a point
Arsenal are reportedly interested in Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio.

RUMOUR MILL: The latest rumours on Asensio, Sanchez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coutinho and more

Manchester City in for Alexis Sanchez? Arsenal interested in Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio? Here's today's rumour round-up.

The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The big summer transfer headline belongs to Neymar and his record-breaking £198m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. But, by anyone’s standards, the spending across English Premier League football clubs has been similarly jaw-dropping. With £40m fees now commonplace, last year’s record-breaking spend of £1.165 billion is almost certain to be smashed again before the transfer window closes on August 31.

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