Premier League sides are fully back in the flow of training with scheduled matches coming within a fortnight.
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So it’s no surprise that banter’s back, too.
That’s where we’ll start Friday, with Irish center back Shane Duffy making sure he’s keeping things light as Brighton and Hove Albion prepares to defend its Premier League place.
Duffy turned a sprinkler on his teammates at training, showing that, yes, your high school career has some things in common with Premier League footballers.
🤣🤣 gotta have eyes everywhere 👀 https://t.co/mm6XX7807O
— Shane Duffy (@shaneduffy) June 5, 2020
How about some skills as Manchester United gets ready for its return to the PL pitch?
Bruno Fernandes and Andreas Pereira tangled with Fred and Diogo Dalot in a match of Teqball.
You’ll have to watch to see who won.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 5, 2020
There’s also a sad anniversary on this day.
It’s been three years since former Newcastle United wrecking ball Cheick Tiote passed away at age 30 after collapsing during a training session with Chinese side Beijing Enterprises, causing shock and grief around the Premier League.
His former teammates were remembering him on Friday, the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations winner was definitely beloved and will always be remembered for his incredible goal to cap off Newcastle’s 4-4 comeback draw with Arsenal.
We’ll start with Norwich City backstop Tim Krul, who spent time with Tiote at Newcastle.
— Tim Krul (@TimKrul) June 5, 2020
— Gini Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) June 5, 2020
What a moment! @NUFC
When I think of Cheick. I always remember his massive smile. No matter what day it was, he was always happy.
— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 5, 2020
— Jonas Gutierrez (@elgalgojonas) June 5, 2020
Former Magpies wizard Yohan Cabaye pinned an old memorial to his Twitter wall.
— Yohan Cabaye (@YCabayeofficiel) June 5, 2017
Three years ago today, former #NUFC midfielder Cheick Tioté tragically passed away at the age of 30.
We miss you and we'll never forget you, Cheicky. ❤️⚫⚪ pic.twitter.com/74ZrVRp4kn
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) June 5, 2020