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Watford's Troy Deeney: My family suffered online abuse for not training

Don Hutchison and Steve Nicol examine the timetable for a PL restart after clubs resumed full training.

Watford striker Troy Deeney says his family has suffered personal and online abuse after his decision not to return to training last week.

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Deeney has declined to take part in the resumption of training, after the stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic, citing his son's breathing difficulties.

The 31-year-old striker, whose club are in 17th place and face a battle against relegation when the Premier League resumes, had...

Watford's Mariappa says positive coronavirus test 'a big surprise'

Julien Laurens reacts to the news six Premier League players from three clubs tested positive for Covid-19.

Watford defender Adrian Mariappa said he was shocked at testing positive for the coronavirus, having strictly followed Britain's social distancing guidelines and not shown any symptoms.

The Premier League said on Tuesday that six people from three different clubs had tested positive for COVID-19 out of a sample of 748 and Watford had confirmed three positive cases.

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Watford's Deeney: I'm not going to put my son in danger to play football

Don Hutchison and Craig Burley react to reports of Premier League players hesitant to return to training.
Julien Laurens and Craig Burley react to the news Premier League clubs have agreed to a return to training.
Gab Marcotti believes clubs should make a deal with TV companies if they cannot afford to refund fans.
Mark Ogden and Don Hutchison explain why players and clubs are pushing back against the league's approach.

Watford captain Troy Deeney has said he will not return to training this week out of concern for his baby son's health.

Premier League clubs reached an agreement on Monday for players to return to training on Tuesday in small groups.

It was later revealed that the league had six positive coronavirus cases with Watford confirming three of them, including one unidentifed player.

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Premier League managers ranked by touchline attire: How do Klopp, Guardiola and Mourinho measure up?

The Exploding Heads delve into how clubs are struggling to keep players from injuring themselves while locked down at home.
Find out where Jose Mourinho lands on The Exploding Heads' list of best Premier League managers to self-isolate with.
ESPN FC's Ian Darke wouldn't vote for Jurgen Klopp for Manager of the Year

Most managers would like to think that it is their tactical nous or the way they act as the figurehead of their club that makes the biggest impression among football fans.

But, when it comes down to it, the impression of them formed by spectators will be based chiefly on how they are dressed when they take to the touchline to bawl instructions at their players.

For years the options available to coaches were limited to two: standard club-issue tracksuit and sneakers or tailored three-piece with...