Darren Holden is a scholar with Hartlepool United. A left-sided defender, he played for Sunderland side Herrington Grindon Rangers before being offered a scholarship contract at Hartlepool ahead of the 2010-11 season. Darren soon settled in, and as well as playing for the youth team was a regular for the reserves. A great first season was capped in April 2011, when he and fellow first-year scholar Josh Rowbotham were called up to make their first-team debuts against Tranmere Rovers.
Claudio Bravo looks set to join Manchester City in a reported £17million deal from Barcelona.
The toxic story of Arsenal and Arsene is set to roll on for at least another season.
The Premier League continued this weekend, with the first Friday night football of the new campaign.