Chelsea academy graduate Nathaniel Chalobah has been sold on to Watford. Photo: Robbie Jay Barratt/Getty Images

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Joey Barton will sign for Burnley on a deal until the end of the season. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho explains to Juan Mata why he was taking him off in stoppage time after he came on as a substitute in the Community Shield win over Leicester City at Wembley. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images

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This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

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