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What impact will Brazilian striker Jesus have on Aguero's Manchester City future?

At just 19-years-old, Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus has wasted little time in making a name for himself in British football.


Jesus hit two goals on his home debut for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to help his side to three points and a 2-1 victory over Swansea City.

It was his third goal in just two starts and his manager is clearly excited at the performance levels that he is already seeing from the £27m teenage signing.

Speaking to the media after Sunday's win (which moved The Citizens up to third and one point behind second-placed Tottenham), Guardiola was quick to note the impact of Jesus’ impact.

Said Guardiola: “He (Gabriel Jesus) is hungry, he has desire."

“He has shown us until now many good things and we are so happy for that because we need him.”

In a previous interview, the former Barcelona boss likened Jesus to that of a watermelon, saying you don’t know what you are going to get until you open it up. “Sometimes we are right, sometimes not,” he said.

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Five reasons why you should support Non-League football

The love of football is a hobby, a passion and for some an obsession bordering on a religion. There are hundreds of millions of fanatical supporters all around the world for what we like to call the ‘beautiful game’. But what of Non-League football?

Here are just a few reasons why choosing to support local and non-league football can be just as rewarding and enjoyable for the average footy fan as opposed to following a side with all the glitz, glamour and money of a top-level side.


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1. Affordability An obvious advantage to begin with is the huge savings that can be made in following your local Non-League side.

When you compare the cost of being a fan of a side in Non-League football to a team in the higher echelons of football, the Premier League for example, the difference is huge.

"The Premier League in my eyes is very expensive and overrated,” said Eastleigh season ticket holder Lee Stevens.

Eastleigh chairman and owner Stewart Donald said:…