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  • DIEGO LOPEZ SUCCUMBS TO THE REAL MADRID PRESSURE TO LEAVE

    SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS
    STRIKER
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    According to Spanish TV "La Sexta",via its Sports news section, Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez will be sacrificed to make way for newly signed Costa Rica goalie Keylor Navas. Diego Lopez wants to stay & compete for the goalkeeper position but intense Club pressure along with Coach Carlo Ancelotti letting known that team-mate Iker Casillas will be chosen ahead has lead Lopez to rethink his
  • Roma beats Real Madrid

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    sam
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    The pre-season practice time is not going well for Real Madrid. After losing the International Champions Cup’s first match held in USA, Real Madrid has again beaten by Italy’s other top club Roma. They have to leave the playground with the loss of 1-0 goal. Last year, this pre-season tournament’s title was going to Real’s […]
  • FC BARCELONA "OVER POPULATED" MIDFIELD

    SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS
    STRIKER
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Spanish Sports daily "Mundo Deportivo" highlights an interesting dilemma for FC Barcelona, the current "over population of midfield players". Ironic really, while 98% of World Football Clubs would consider this story a blessing in their case, Clubs like FC Barcelona & Real Madrid may see this a problem.  While there has been much speculation at Real Madrid with their saturation of midfield
  • Revolution-Red Bulls Preview

    World Soccer on Yahoo Sports
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    The New York Red Bulls ended their woes of more than a decade at Gillette Stadium earlier this year. In contrast, the New England Revolution have yet to solve Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls are unbeaten in their last 10 home meetings with the Revolution, including a 4-0-1 mark at their current home entering Saturday night's critical matchup. New York (5-6-10) had been 0-13-7 on the road in this series since 2002 before a 2-0 victory June 8 on goals by Eric Alexander and Peguy Luyindula.
  • Swansea well beaten by Bournemouth

    Soccerway.com
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    A weakened Swansea City suffered a 3-1 pre-season friendly loss to Championship side Bournemouth on Friday.
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  • Revolution-Red Bulls Preview

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    The New York Red Bulls ended their woes of more than a decade at Gillette Stadium earlier this year. In contrast, the New England Revolution have yet to solve Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls are unbeaten in their last 10 home meetings with the Revolution, including a 4-0-1 mark at their current home entering Saturday night's critical matchup. New York (5-6-10) had been 0-13-7 on the road in this series since 2002 before a 2-0 victory June 8 on goals by Eric Alexander and Peguy Luyindula.
  • Red Bulls' Jamison Olave suspended 2 games, fined

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Red Bulls defender Jamison Olave has been suspended two games and fined an undisclosed sum by Major League Soccer for ''violent'' conduct toward an opponent.
  • Sounders-Earthquakes Preview

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The Seattle Sounders bounced back from the franchise's most lopsided MLS defeat in May by edging the San Jose Earthquakes. After getting beaten handily last time out, the Western Conference-leading Sounders will try to pull off that feat again and spoil last-place San Jose's attempt to win the first sporting event at Levi's Stadium on Saturday night. Seattle (12-5-2) heads into August after Monday's 3-0 loss to visiting Los Angeles to go 1-2-0 in July. No matter if you win or you lose, you don't get too high or too low," forward Clint Dempsey said.
  • Soccer-Polish championship results and standings

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Polish championship matches on Friday Friday, August 1 Jagiellonia Bialystok 2 Cracovia Krakow 1 Piast Gliwice 1 Lechia Gdansk 3 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Jagiellonia Bialystok 3 2 1 0 7 4 7 2 Lechia Gdansk 3 2 1 0 6 3 7 3 Pogon Szczecin 2 2 0 0 7 3 6 4 GKS Belchatow 2 2 0 0 3 0 6 5 Lech Poznan 2 1 1 0 5 1 4 6 Gornik Zabrze 2 1 1 0 3 1 4 7 Gornik Leczna 2 1 1 0 3 2 4 8 Legia Warsaw 2 1 0 1 3 2 3 -------------------------9 Zawisza Bydgoszcz 2 1 0 1 3 3 3 10 Slask Wroclaw 2 1 0 1 3 4 3 11 Wisla Krakow 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 12 Piast Gliwice 3…
  • Soccer-Hungarian championship results and standings

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Hungarian championship matches on Friday Friday, August 1 MTK Hungaria 1 Debrecen 0 Puskas Akademia FC 2 Pecs 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 MTK Hungaria 2 2 0 0 5 0 6 -------------------------2 Honved 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 2 Fehervar 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 -------------------------4 Ferencvaros 1 1 0 0 3 1 3 -------------------------5 Paks 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 6 Diosgyor 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 7 Ujpest 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 8 Nyiregyhaza 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 9 Puskas Akademia FC 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 10 Debrecen 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 11 Pecs 2 0 1 1 2 6 1 12 Szombathelyi Haladas 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 13…
 
 
 
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  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 120

    brucio
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    Episode 120 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes jabber on and on and on about that soccer thing you all love so much - MLS, NASL, Minnesota, FIFA Fuckery, and naturally Billy Idol.dNYour two very handsome co-hosts Bruce McGuire and Wes Burdine hope you enjoy listening.We also look forward to your questions and comments.dNDownload or listen via iTunes here.Listen to or download the MP3 version here.Subscribe to the RSS feed here.Listen on SoundCloud!.We are proudly available on Stitcher now too, for your mobile devices..Or best of all you…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 119

    brucio
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    Episode 119 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes trying sitting on couches then standing comedian style to deliver the weeks news on MLS, NASL, Minnesota United, Yanks Abroad and other soccerish topics.dNYour two very handsome co-hosts Bruce McGuire and Wes Burdine hope you enjoy listening.We also look forward to your questions and comments.dNDownload or listen via iTunes here.Listen to or download the MP3 version here.Subscribe to the RSS feed here.Listen on SoundCloud!.We are proudly available on Stitcher now too, for your mobile…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 118 - World Cup Daily Mini-pod

    brucio
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    Episode 118 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes put a nice bow on the World Cup as Germany beats Argentina for the crown, MLS Week 20, the return of NASL and much much more quality material.dNYour two very handsome co-hosts Bruce McGuire and Wes Burdine hope you enjoy listening.We also look forward to your questions and comments.dNDownload or listen via iTunes here.Listen to or download the MP3 version here.Subscribe to the RSS feed here.Listen on SoundCloud!.We are proudly available on Stitcher now too, for your mobile devices..Or best of…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 117 - World Cup Daily Mini-pod

    brucio
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Episode 117 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes attempt to wrap their peabrains arround Brazil's world class meltdown, plus other World Cup semifinal talk, soccer around America, and likeminded stuff.dNYour two very handsome co-hosts Bruce McGuire and Wes Burdine hope you enjoy listening.We also look forward to your questions and comments.dNDownload or listen via iTunes here.Listen to or download the MP3 version here.Subscribe to the RSS feed here.Listen on SoundCloud!.We are proudly available on Stitcher now too, for your mobile…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 116 - World Cup Daily Mini-pod

    brucio
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Episode 116 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes try to capture the essence of the World Cup Semifinals, then embrace the return of MLS and NASL. They're back!dNYour two very handsome co-hosts Bruce McGuire and Wes Burdine hope you enjoy listening.We also look forward to your questions and comments.dNDownload or listen via iTunes here.Listen to or download the MP3 version here.Subscribe to the RSS feed here.Listen on SoundCloud!.We are proudly available on Stitcher now too, for your mobile devices..dNFind us on Facebook at the du Nord…
 
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  • Ancelotti warns Man United boss LVG of the challenge ahead, rules Ronaldo out of friendly

    James McGlade
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Carlo Ancelotti has warned Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that it won’t be easy transforming his team from also-rans into title contenders and that the Premier League is ‘very competitive’. Speaking in a press conference ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against United, the Real Madrid manager was asked if he thought LVG could drastically change the fortunes of the club. In quotes reported by the Guardian, Ancelotti said: “It will not be easy to win in the first year because there are many competitive teams who want to win. It is not easy to implement a new…
  • New AS Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim says Falcao is nearly 100% fit [Video]

    James McGlade
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    New AS Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim was speaking about striker Radamel Falcao today at his press conference and saying how positive things were regarding his fitness. Jardim, who left Sporting Lisbon to replace Claudio Ranieri as Monaco manager, said: “In pyscological terms he’s had a lot of support from the people around him. The physical aspect is a little more difficult. But he’s close to 100% and in the next two games that will be a good step for him to take.” The coach also speaks briefly about James Rodriguez and his hopes that Monaco can adequately replace the…
  • Frank Lampard’s shock loan move to Manchester City dominates the back pages [Pictures]

    James McGlade
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    The revelation that Frank Lampard will be joining Manchester City on loan dominates the back pages of newspapers tomorrow. The Star go with the headline ‘CITY IN FOR LAMPS’ while The Sun, below, settles on ‘CITY BAG LAMPS’ with the former showing the midfielder in Chelsea colours and the latter using a picture of Lampard in a sky blue t-shirt. The move has taken many people by surprise. It was expected that Lampard would go on loan but the notion that he would return to the Premier League wasn’t considered. And the first guess as to who he’d go to play for…
  • FC Copenhagen midfielder Claudemir pulls off glorious nutmeg in training [Video]

    James McGlade
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Nutmegs are great. It’s a fact. And just like the birth of a child, when a nutmeg occurs it’s cause for celebration. Here, an FC Copenhagen training drill leaves the players playing piggy in the middle and the two piggies are running frantically for the ball. In their panic, they zip around trying to win possession but one leaves himself exposed to the skill of Claudemir and the opportunistic Brazilian midfielder doesn’t pass up the chance to humiliate his teammate. The nutmeg provokes hoots, hollers and a quick dance from Claudemir. You can see it in the video above.
  • Good guy Landon Donovan performs puppet show at children’s hospital [Video]

    James McGlade
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Landon Donovan has proven he’s a good egg after a video on Instagram showed the playmaker performing a puppet show for kids at a children’s hospital in Los Angeles. In the video we can see Donovan controlling ‘Mr. Zebra’, a character who is having a chat with ‘Mrs. Rabbit’, controlled by a 4 year old girl named Audrey. While we didn’t find the puppet show very entertaining, we would imagine its target audience did! We did find it very endearing though.
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    Yanks Abroad

  • US Soccer names 18 for U-21 camp

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    U.S. Soccer today announced an 18 player roster for an upcoming U-21 camp to be held in the Bahamas from August 3-7.
  • Preview: Weekend German preview

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    With the 2.Bundesliga season beginning this weekend, Alfredo Morales, Andrew Wooten and Bobby Wood should be in action.
  • Da Fonte holds European ambition

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    Mike da Fonte's dream of one day playing for the U.S. national team has led him to pursue his pro soccer career abroad where he spent two seasons playing in the lower leagues in Portugal.
  • Chijindu in relegation fight

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    Almost a year has passed since Thor Akureyri survived the drop in Iceland's top flight, yet halfway through the next campaign and the club finds itself in similar situation, once again relying on an American forward to lead the team to safety.
  • Jacobson loaned to Stabaek

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Andrew Jacobson was acquired by New York City FC from FC Dallas and loaned to Stabaek in Norway for the remainder of 2014.
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    WVHooligan.com - MLS Blog

  • The battle for Minnesota

    Drew Epperley
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    One thing is perfectly clear in the MLS expansion race – we have some serious fights on our hands. The biggest fight of them all may be in Minnesota with two groups vying for the attention of Major League Soccer. Both groups will go center stage this weekend as TCF Bank Stadium will be hosting a big double-header to show off what the Twin Cities are all about. We’ve discussed the groups before but for those new to this Minnesota to MLS discussion, I’ll lay them out once more for you. In one corner, we have a group led by the Wilf family that owns the Vikings. This group is…
  • MLS won’t go to Miami without a downtown stadium

    Drew Epperley
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    The MLS to Miami expansion bid is a tricky subject. We know Don Garber and the league have basically given a handshake agreement that the city and David Beckham’s group will get a team in the event that they secure a soccer stadium. The thing is that stadium apparently needs to be located in the downtown area of Miami, a location that continues to be tough to overcome. “Miami remains a top priority for us,” Garber told ESPN’s Alexi Lalas. “But we are mindful of the challenges we had in the past and must have the right ownership group and stadium location. David…
  • 2014 MLS Allocation Order – as of July 29

    Drew Epperley
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    We got another 2014 MLS Allocation Order update to pass along. Today, D.C. United has announced that the team has acquired defender Kofi Opare from the Los Angeles Galaxy, and in exchange the two teams will trade allocation rankings. Here is the new order: Columbus Crew FC Dallas LA Galaxy (swap with DCU on July 29) Vancouver Whitecaps Chicago Fire Montreal Impact San Jose Earthquakes New England Revolution Colorado Rapids Chivas USA (swap with Seattle Sounders on Dec 11) DC United (swap with LA on July 29) New York Red Bulls Toronto FC Portland Timbers Real Salt Lake Sporting KC…
  • The college soccer landscape is about to change

    Drew Epperley
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    For years, college soccer has been a bit of a weird part of the US soccer landscape. Between the strange clock rules, the unlimited substitutions, and the compact season, college soccer has always stood out on its own in the development of young players. But all of that may be changing for the better if a group of coaches, administrators and officials get their way. According to several outlets, most notably the Washington Post today, if everything goes to plan we could see a shift to a 10-month schedule rather than a compact three-month schedule that the NCAA currently operates under. They…
  • 2014 MLS Allocation Order – As of July 23

    Drew Epperley
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    The first big deal of the summer transfer window has been made. Houston traded up to get the top allocation spot from Toronto. Midfielder Warren Creavelle was sent in return for that top spot. Houston is looking to sign DeMarcus Beasley with that top spot. Again, here are the rules regarding the Allocation Order: The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the League after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee.* The…
 
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  • Arsecast Extra Episode 26 – 01.08.2014

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the signings of Calum Chambers and David Ospina as well as what Carl Jenkinson’s loan spell at West Ham might mean for him. As well as that we answer your questions about potential further signings, Jack Wilshere as ‘DM’, why aren’t any young centre-halves breaking through and, on the occasion of his 83rd birthday, our favourite Kanu moments. Remember, you can send us questions via which we’ll try and get to each week. Send them to either…
  • Corporal Punishment: Jenks sent to West Ham

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    Hurrah, it’s Friday, and it’s a bank holiday weekend here. Just what I need to ease back into the pace, and wetness, of Irish life. It seems pretty quiet this morning although the big story is the not unexpected news that Carl Jenkinson has been shipped off on loan to West Ham. After adding Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers in the last few weeks, his chances of first team football would have been pretty slim, so it’s a move that makes sense on a number of levels. Of course many will ask whether or not this is the end of his Arsenal career, and I don’t think it’s…
  • Method to the madness, the Arsenal way

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    There is certainly a much more serene atmosphere amongst Arsenal fans this summer compared to the ghosts of summers past. The miniature shit-storm that arose when Arsene Wenger passed up on Cesc Fabregas now seems a lifetime ago. A dash of FA Cup, 1 shot of World Cup distraction and four measures of brand new signing have enabled Arsenal fans to grab a straw and slurp on the kool aid. One by one, problem positions are being calmly and decisively addressed, almost in order of priority too. There is still work to be done of course, but the words ‘dithering’ and ‘trolley dash’ have been…
  • New York and Arsenal: A number one

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:08 am
    Ever had *je-boilk*? It’s not a French *boilk*, it’s when you drink a load of bourbon before a flight so you can try and sleep all the way across the Atlantic, but the made-in-1940 American Airlines plane you’re on is so uncomfortable you can’t nod off even for a second and you end up in Ireland with a cross between jetlag and *boilk*. Not pleasant, but a very small complaint after what was a tremendous trip Stateside. Without wanting to come across all Oscar winner-ish, I’ll kick off with some thanks, beginning with Tom for manfully holding the fort here in my…
  • Wednesday waffle

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:53 pm
    So today’s the last day you’ll have the pleasure of my company, and boy have I got an exciting, riveting, and downright shocking set of stories for you! … Oh, wait, no. The other thing. Tumbleweed. Dust bowl. Vast nothingness of outer space. The dry, sandy emptiness of the Sahara desert. The bottomless depths of the Mariana Trench. The gaping hole of morality, integrity, and conscience in the empty souls of politicians around the world. That’s right. The complete opposite of what I just said. There’s nothing much happening at all. We should really just all save…
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    Sky Sports | Football News

  • Reading tracking Orient ace

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Reading are keeping tabs on Leyton Orient defender Elliot Omozusi, Sky Sports understands.
  • Man City line up Lampard

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    New York City midfielder Frank Lampard is in talks with Manchester City over a six-month loan deal, according to Sky sources.
  • QPR eye move for Juve's Isla

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Sky Sports understands Queens Park Rangers are in talks with Juventus about a move for Chile international Mauricio Isla.
  • Deulofeu salutes Martinez

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    Everton boss Roberto Martinez has the calibre and talent to manage Barcelona, says Gerard Deulofeu.
  • Acuna leaves Watford

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    Javier Acuna has left Watford and joined Club Olimpia Asuncion in his native Paraguay.
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    World Soccer

  • Louis Van Gaal: the new chosen one

    worldsoccer
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:18 am
    After leaving Brazil, Holland coach Louis Van Gaal took up his new role in charge of Manchester United. Nick Bidwell reports on what English football can expect from a man renowned for his arrogance but also his relentless drive to win.Frequently viewed through the prism of his alleged arrogance, rudeness and repeated clashes with the press and Dutch icon Johan Cruyff, Van Gaal would never pass a popularity test. But even his most obtuse critics would have to admit his strengths as a top-level coach: the intense commitment to excellence, his analytical ability, a relentless drive to win, his…
  • Penalty taker silences racists with goal celebration

    worldsoccer
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Lima defender Walter Ibanez came up with a novel way of dealing with the racist abuse his team-mates were receiving. Peruvian football’s top flight match between Cienciano and Alianza Lima on Wednesday was marred by some unpleasant racist chants. During the match Cienciano’s fans could be heard racially abusing the Alianza Lima players by making monkey noises whenever they touched the ball. However, when Lima defender Walter Ibanez lashed home a penalty, he celebrated by mimicking a monkey. It was not the most mature of goal celebrations, nor the most elegant, but it was one of…
  • Milk Cup descends into violence as player kicked in the head

    worldsoccer
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    The Milk Cup, the prestigious youth football tournament held each year in Northern Ireland, descended into violence yesterday when the hosts’ clash with Mexico was hit by an astonishing outbreak of violence which resulted in four red cards being shown.With Mexico leading 1-0, the match degenerated into a mass brawl on 57 minutes. In the melee you can see a Mexican player land a fierce boot to the head of a Northern Irish opponent, before being dismissed by the referee. Stewards were forced to intervene to restore the peace before referee Tim Marshall eventually sent off three players –…
  • Julio Grondona obituary

    Jamie Rainbow
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    Key ally of Sepp Blatter and one of the most vocal critics of the FIFA reform process, Julio Grondona has passed away aged 82. Keir Radnedge looks back on the career of the 'Godfather' of world football.With the death, at 82, of Julio Humberto Grondona, FIFA has lost its senior vice-president and finance chairman, Argentina has lost its long-serving football federation president . . . and the world federation has lost its most resistant opponent of reform. ‘Don Julio’ was not nicknamed the ‘Godfather’ of world football without reason. He had headed the Argentinian game –…
  • Nice control and finish from Sterling in New York

    Jamie Rainbow
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    Liverpool's Raheem Sterling shows a deft first touch before side-footing the ball into the Manchester City net in this pre-season friendly at Yankee StadiumJul 30, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Liverpool FC forward Raheem Sterling (31) scores a goal in front of Manchester City FC defender Micah Richards (2) during the second half of a game at Yankee Stadium.
 
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    SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS

  • REAL SOCIEDAD 2 ABERDEEN FC 0 | EUROPA LEAGUE 1º LEG PRELIMINARY QUALIFIER

    STRIKER
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    For Spanish Football Club REAL SOCIEDAD the season kicked into "serious mode" when they faced Scottish Club Aberdeen FC in the 1ºst leg Europa League preliminary qualifier. There was some doubts with the local fans as they initially missed the absence of Antoine Griezmann signed by Atletico de Madrid & Carlos Vela. However, the Spaniards managed an excellent result winning 2 - 0 & getting a grand
  • DIEGO LOPEZ SUCCUMBS TO THE REAL MADRID PRESSURE TO LEAVE

    STRIKER
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    According to Spanish TV "La Sexta",via its Sports news section, Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez will be sacrificed to make way for newly signed Costa Rica goalie Keylor Navas. Diego Lopez wants to stay & compete for the goalkeeper position but intense Club pressure along with Coach Carlo Ancelotti letting known that team-mate Iker Casillas will be chosen ahead has lead Lopez to rethink his
  • FC BARCELONA "OVER POPULATED" MIDFIELD

    STRIKER
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Spanish Sports daily "Mundo Deportivo" highlights an interesting dilemma for FC Barcelona, the current "over population of midfield players". Ironic really, while 98% of World Football Clubs would consider this story a blessing in their case, Clubs like FC Barcelona & Real Madrid may see this a problem.  While there has been much speculation at Real Madrid with their saturation of midfield
  • ATLETICO DE MADRID SHUTS ZAKARIA BAKKALI ?

    STRIKER
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Spanish Football Club & last season Spanish Liga Champions Atletico de Madrid continue to work to strengthen their squad for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. According to Club directives there are still 3 more signings to be made before the shutting the bank account. One of those could be Belgium & PSV Eindhoven 18 year old promise Zakaria Bakkali.  According to news out from Dutch daily "De
  • PSG OFFERS ATLETICO DE MADRID LEVAZZI

    STRIKER
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    Paris St Germain needs to make room (rid a player) in its squad for Real Madrid Argentine Angel Di Maria. The French Club under the "UEFA Financial Fairplay" guidelines needs to stay within the agreed salary cap & it is a case of eliminate someone to add.  According to Spanish Sports media, PSG has offered Spanish Football Club Atletico de Madrid their Argentine International forward Lavezzi.
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    Footy Boots

  • Leo Messi Gets Yellow Signature adidas f50 adizero

    Kyle Elliot
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    adidas kit out their star man with a pair of striking new bespoke cleats for the new season. See the Leo Messi Signature Yellow adidas f50 adizero, here.Leo Messi Gets Yellow Signature adidas f50 adizero is a post from: Footy Boots
  • Mitre Delta V12S | Football League Match Ball 2014-15

    Kyle Elliot
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Mitre revamp their benchmark match ball from last season with some new bells and whistles. See what the 72 Football League teams will play their matches with, here.Mitre Delta V12S | Football League Match Ball 2014-15 is a post from: Footy Boots
  • PUMA evoSPEED 1.3 | Unboxing & First Impressions

    Kyle Elliot
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    We get up-close and personal with PUMA Football's latest release; the evoSPEED 1.3. Check out our first impressions, here.PUMA evoSPEED 1.3 | Unboxing & First Impressions is a post from: Footy Boots
  • Nike FC247 Collection Gets Fall 2014 Update

    Kyle Elliot
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    Nike's wildly-popular small-sided shoes get a fresh new look to see out the Summer. See the Nike FC247 collection of shoes, here.Nike FC247 Collection Gets Fall 2014 Update is a post from: Footy Boots
  • Manchester United Third Shirt 2014-15 by Nike

    Kyle Elliot
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:34 am
    The Red Devils will be Blue on their travels as Nike reveal the final kit for the Old Trafford club. Check out the Manchester United 3rd Shirt 2014-15, here.Manchester United Third Shirt 2014-15 by Nike is a post from: Footy Boots
 
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    World Soccer Talk

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Ruled Out Of International Champions Cup Match At The Big House

    Peter Quinn
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo playing in tomorrow’s International Champions Cup match against Manchester United at Michigan Stadium. Ronaldo had been going through double training sessions in recent days and is reportedly nearing match fitness. But Madrid’s boss has decided that the Portugal international will make his season debut in the Super Cup next week. Ancelotti addressed the media: “He [Ronaldo] has been doing individual work. We won’t be fielding him tomorrow because he still hasn’t trained with the squad.
  • How Real Madrid Will Line Up This Season With James Rodriguez Added To The Mix

    Patrick Baratta
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    As Real Madrid continue to spend on players that they may or may not need, the issue arises as to who should start, who should sit on the bench, and who should be left out of the game day squad. With certain new transfers having enjoyed a particularly special World Cup, we now look to a potential formation, who will play in it, and who won’t. (This formation assumes the highly likely departures of Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira). As successful as Ancelotti was in the past year employing a 4-3-3, he will likely be forced back into a 4-2-3-1 in order to accommodate another star attacker in…
  • Frank Lampard To Sign For Manchester City On Six-Month Loan, Say Reports

    Peter Quinn
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Separate reports from England have suggested that former-Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is on the verge of making a sensational return to the Premier League with Manchester City. The 36-year-old was in the United States early this week to promote his new MLS club, New York City FC. It was understood that Lampard would play in the Australian A-League alongside fellow NYCFC teammate David Villa next season, since the New York club will not start competing until March 2015. The Chelsea legend had also insisted he did not want to play for another Premier League club following his departure from…
  • Goalkeeper Diego Lopez Being Shown The Exit Door From Real Madrid

    Peter Quinn
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    According to reports coming out of Spain, although Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is satisfied with his current goalkeeper choices of Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez, the club has decided to sign Costa Rican international Keylor Navas after his outstanding performances at the World Cup this summer and for Levante last season. The Spanish newspaper AS is reporting that Madrid have made up their minds and are pushing Diego Lopez out of the door to make room for Navas. Lopez still has three years remaining on his contract and wants to receive a pay-off for an early termination of his…
  • Real Madrid Stadium Plans Halted By Supreme Court Ruling

    Peter Quinn
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Supreme Court of Madrid has suspended, on a preventative basis, the renovation and extension of the Santiago Bernabeu. At the end of January, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez unveiled plans to redevelop the stadium, which were to include the installation of a retractable roof, as well as the construction of a shopping center, hotels and a leisure center next to the Bernabeu. The project was to be completed by 2016 with a cost of £330 million. But the Supreme Court of Madrid has temporarily blocked proposed changes to local planning laws that were essential to Real Madrid’s…
 
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    BoxofficeFootball Soccer Highlights Video Views, Rumour and Humour

  • FIFA 15 looks so realistic

    Gazza
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    Fifa 15 brings football to life in stunning detail, incoming September and packs a real bite!     
  • A great view of Brazil

    Gazza
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    A great view of the brazil! have a good weekend all.
  • One for the Milan fans she knows!

    Gazza
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    One to kick-start your weekend especially if you follow AC Milan. eye eye!
  • Brighton 1 Southampton 3 goals

    Gazza
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Official Highlights from game today.  Tadic, Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse find the net as Saints record their fifth victory in as many pre-season matches with a 3-1 win over Brighton.
  • World Cup 2014 Review Highlights & Emotions

    Gazza
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Well certainly been a World Cup to remember! From drama and disappointment to goals and glory, Brazil 2014 will live long in the memory. Only six European nations made it to the last 16; a joint-World Cup low since the round of 16 was introduced in 1986. All eight group stage winners progressed to the quarter-finals stage for the first time in World Cup history. England’s lowest-ever return in a World Cup group stage. Germany’s 7-1 win was the biggest margin of victory ever seen in a World Cup semi-final. Clint Dempsey’s goal (29 seconds) v Ghana for the USA was the fifth fastest in…
 
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    World Football Commentaries

  • "World in Motion: The Morality of Changing National Identity in International Sport" by Rowan Tibbs

    Steve Amoia
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Rowan Tibbs for World Football CommentariesPhoto credit: AndhikaMPPP.Vicente Del Bosque, manager of Spain: "I'm not going to hide the fact that he is a special case. He has never played for us before,and he was born in Brazil." {Marca, 28 Feb. 2014} Editor's Note:Rowan was kind enough to provide a synopsis of his dissertation, "World in Motion: The Morality of Changing National Identity in International Sport". I am very pleased to have this important topic discussed in such detail. Please enjoy this excellent synopsis.The paper adopted a case study approach…
  • World Cup Coverage at The Soccer Translator

    Steve Amoia
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Image credit: FIFA.My focus during the World Cup was on translations from the following managers:Fabio Capello (Russia)Vicente Del Bosque (Spain)Roy Hodgson (England)Jurgen Klinsmann (USA)Cesare Prandelli (Italy)Alejandro Sabella (Argentina)Luiz Felipe Scolari (Brazil)Oscar Tabarez (Uruguay)Alberto Zaccheroni (Japan)#Brazil2014 #FifaWorldCup #GER #ARG #WorldCupFinal #Germany #Argentina @LiaCapizzi @CalcioNews24 @worldfootballcm pic.twitter.com/hVpBuEXN8s— Sport Extra HD (@SportExtraHD) July 9, 2014Fabio Capello,manager of Russia.Photo credit: Садовников Дмитрий."I believe…
  • Book Review: 100 Years of Soccer in America by the U.S. Soccer Federation

    Steve Amoia
    28 Feb 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Image credit: U.S. Soccer Federation."American interest in soccer began with a brief flirtation with the game by college teams in the late 1860s and early 1870s, but that ended in 1876 when, following Harvard's lead, they gave up association football in favor of rugby football. Despite that decision, soccer experienced surprising growth in America during the 1880s. Among the first areas where association football spread into British working classes were the textile regions of Lancanshire and Scotland's Clyde Valley. In the 1870s and '80s, a tremendous number of people immigrated from those…
  • Product Review: adidas Real Madrid Anthem Track Top by SoccerPro

    Steve Amoia
    13 Dec 2013 | 9:00 pm
    Image credit: SoccerPro.,The adidas Real Madrid Anthem Track Top inAir Force Blue by SoccerPro.Please click the image to learn more aboutthis jacket. I liked the clean lines, blend of colors and elegant look of this beautiful jacket. You could utilize it as part of your daily training gear or as a unique fashion accessory. You will likely stand out in a crowd with the adidas Real Madrid Anthem Track Top in Air Force Blue by SoccerProThis garment is manufactured by adidas in China and is comprised of 100 percent double knit polyester that feels like a cotton blend. This is an…
  • English Teams in Europe – Slim Pickings and Fat Chance

    Steve Amoia
    23 Nov 2013 | 9:00 pm
    by Sam at Foreverfearless.co.uk for World Football CommentariesAll images in this article are courtesy of and copyrighted by AndhikaMPPP.Once upon a time, Britannia ruled the waves. Not so long ago, her football clubs ruled the Champions League. As recently as 2012, Chelsea took the biggest prize in club football.But Chelsea's, let's be honest, more than fortunate defeat of Bayern Munich papered over the cracks of English dominance in Europe.Most years of the early 21st century contained Champions League semi-finals involving at least one English team. Manchester United, Chelsea,…
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    A Cultured Left Foot

  • Jenks Out – Is Santi Next With Quintero In & More

    Yogi's Warrior
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    It’s summer, it’s the transfer window, football matches are in short supply so little wonder that transfers are the talking point of the day. With the cost of moving to the Olympic Stadium to bear, little wonder that West Ham are cost-cutting. Not by taking Carl Jenkinson on loan, no, that won’t have been cheap for them by a long shot, having to pick up his salary and pay a loan fee to Arsenal as well. But the welcoming photo? Jenkinson’s embarrassed smile said it all; West Ham’s shiny new strip is so retro that it looks like it has been found in a jumble sale…
  • Our Favourite Match: Middlesbrough v Arsenal, 26th February 1977

    Yogi's Warrior
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Northbank1969, wit, raconteur and bon viveur, writer of Gunnersorearse each Sunday, as well as Arts ‘N’ All, has taken time to share his memories of a fourth round FA Cup tie at Ayresome Park in 1977. Yes, he’s really that old… It’s a cold and damp February Saturday morning in 1977, five blokes meet at a north London pub at 8am, hungover from the night before and carrying cases of lager. The landlord opens the pub for them and they manage to get some hair of the dog. Discussion focuses on the forthcoming match, away to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup 5th round and…
  • Khedira, Carvalho & Internationals At Risk

    Yogi's Warrior
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    In the world of Arsenal, it’s slim pickings this morning. Ho and indeed, ho. Midfield is pre-occupying many minds with Real Madrid desperate to recoup some cash by selling Sami Khedira to Arsenal instead of the German taking a season’s pay and then signing for Bayern Munich for nothing. Khedira has apparently been in Bavaria for talks but is willing to drop his Arsenal pay demands by 10% to an eye-catching £225k per week before the taxman takes it down to a paltry £134k. I’m not sure his Mr20% is really understanding the new money-rich Arsenal has not taken leave of its…
  • For The Love of Arsenal (Revisited)

    Yogi's Warrior
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Morning all, blog Chairman Consolsbob imparts his pearls of wisdom this morning I’ve been re-reading a few posts from ACLF written in the last close season when the dissatisfaction amongst some of us with the management of Arsenal Football Club was becoming more evident and widespread. Much that was written then could with little amendment stand as valid opinion now; in football as in life, I suppose. Things have changed somewhat though. A bright shiny trophy now adorns TNHOF and we all feel a bit brighter, a little lighter in step. In that regard there is less overt criticism of the club…
  • REVIEW: Stuck In A Moment by Stewart Taylor

    Yogi's Warrior
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Stuck In A Moment: The Ballad Of Paul Vaessen by Stewart Taylor Published by GCR Books It’s a tough book to review, let’s not beat about the bush on this one. Not because it is a badly written book, far from it. Indeed, the authors own experiences with mental health issues lend an empathy which make it a very well written book. It’s just such a desperately sad story. One where the world was at a boy’s feet only to be ripped away in the cruelest of manners and with such devastating effect on his and the lives of those around him. And despite this, despite the anguish,…
 
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    All About FC Barcelona

  • FC Barcelona signs Jeremy Mathieu for €20 Million

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:03 am
    Barcelona Football Club has announced the much awaited signing of defender Jeremy Mathieu from fellow Spanish Club, Valencia. The transfer of the French national was stuck up for sometime with dispute arising about the final fee and the way in it will be structured. But finally it looks Barca has succumbed to Valencia's demand and agreed to pay €20 Million. Jeremy Mathieu, who has been a pretty known face in La Liga was one of the best performing defender in last season. He usually plays in the left-back role, but did really well when he was shifted to the center back role last season.
  • Bojan Krkic signs for Stoke City

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    FC Barcelona has announced that La Masia product Bojan Krkic will be joining English Premier League club Stoke City this coming season. Bojan Krkic is expected to sign a four year deal with the English Club. This will be the start of yet another chapter in his footballing career which has gone sideways more than going forward. After Pep guardiola deemed him surpless, he has tried his luck with Roma, Milan and Ajax. All of them failed miserably. Let's hope at Stoke he is able to get his career back on track. Continue Reading...© 2013-2014 AllAboutFCBarcelona.com | Rights Reserved :…
  • World Cup Finale Failure may Haunt Lionel Messi this Season!

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill This will be tough, even for a person like Lionel Messi - who to his credit keeps his emotions under check at most of the situation. After losing the final it was clear that he never wanted to spend anymore minute on the pitch. But he has to. He was the losing Captain! His colleagues, many who towers him in size couldn't hide their tears. Aguero, Mascherano, Garay, Demechelis all were crying like little children but not Lionel Messi. There was disappointment in the face…
  • Lionel Messi needs to Sparkle to Create History with Argentina

    12 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams This has to be Lionel Messi's moment of reckoning - the chance to permanently etch his name among the pantheon of the greatest in football. Frankly he don't have to win the World Cup to be considered as one of the greatest of all time; but then some people just wouldn't shut up. So a victory tomorrow night in the final of the greatest competition in the footballing world will silence the critics forever. Or at least for sometime! You cannot judge the greatest…
  • FC Barcelona signs Luis Saurez for €88 Million

    11 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    FC Barcelona have announced that the club has reached an agreement with Liverpool for signing Uruguayan striker Luis Saurez. The club will be paying €88 Million for signing the controversial striker, who won't be allowed to play any kind of football till the end of October. FIFA has already rejected Luis Saurez appeal against the sanction which was for biting Italian Chiellini. Barca fans are divided about the signing of the controversial striker, but for the time being the Club has looked to other way about Saurez's controversial on-field behaviour. He will travel to Spain next…
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    Arsenal Watch

  • Dan Crowley to decide International allegiance, England or Ireland?

    William Hallahan
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:27 am
    Dan to decide between England or Ireland? Rising Arsenal star Dan Crowley faces a decision on whether to declare his international allegiance to England or Ireland. Dan, who turns 17 this week, has Irish grandparents and represented Ireland at Under-15 level, but has since played 13 times for England Under-17s. Crowley, who scored for the Gunners’ Under-21 side in their friendly at Harrow Borough on Saturday, said: “I don’t really know – I’m going to see what happens. “My grandparents are Irish. I played for Ireland and when I was Under-16 I went for trials with England and got…
  • Tafari Moore believes loan move would aid his development

    William Hallahan
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Tafari believes loan move would benefit development Young Gunner Tafari Moore believes some first-team experience away from the Emirates will help his development. The signings of Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers make it unlikely that Tafari and Hector Bellerin will get the opportunity for first team football this season. Despite Carl Jenkinson departing on a season long loan yesterday to West Ham. He said: “I want to get first-team experience. Last season I gained a lot of Under-21 experience but I’d like to go out on loan to see where I stand at first-team level. “Obviously the club…
  • Arsenal in row over who pays for match-day policing

    William Hallahan
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Who should pay for match-day policing outside Emirates! The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) are threatening to pull out of policing Arsenal matches outside of the stadium in a row over who should pay these costs. Arsenal pay for officers inside the Emirates Stadium but the MPS says it can no longer fund the stewarding of fans travelling to and from Finsbury Park, Highbury and Islington and ­Arsenal stations. Islington Council’s chief executive, Lesley Seary,  went to Scotland Yard with her Haringey counterpart to try to avert the crisis, but the town hall refused to reveal the outcome…
  • High Court rules against Arsenal on more Emirates concerts

    William Hallahan
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
    High Court rules against increase in number of Emirates concerts Arsenal today lost a High Court battle with Islington Council on the number of concerts that can be held at the Emirates each year. Arsenal had applied to double the number of gigs from three to six, but Islington Council rejected the application and a planning inspector dismissed an appeal in January this year.. At today’s High Court hearing, Arsenal argued that there was a “clear error” in the decision-making process. But Arsenal’s case was rejected by Mr Justice Cranston, who delivered his judgment in London,…
  • Abou Diaby reveals he thought of retiring due to injuries

    William Hallahan
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Abou hopes his injury woes are over Abou Diaby has revealed that his injury hell prompted him to consider retiring. Abou Diaby who only played fifteen minutes of first team football last season has had thirty different injuries during his Arsenal career. “Did I consider quitting? Yes, sometimes it crossed my mind but any my love of football is so big that I couldn’t quit. I am still young and now that I have the opportunity to play again I want to take it. It’s great to be playing again and it’s a good feeling. I am just happy to be back and playing. Now I just hope I…
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    FootballFanCast.com

  • Liverpool hero calls for Colombian star

    Alex Hams
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Former Liverpool forward John Aldridge wants his old club to move for Radamel Falcao after offloading Luis Suarez. The Reds agreed to sell their star man to Barcelona recently in a deal worth £75m. Although Brendan Rodgers has now overseen major additions over the course of the past few weeks, from the £90m spent a direct replacement for Suarez has not yet been secured. WANT MORE? >> Liverpool transfer newsLatest transfer news Loic Remy was dubbed as a man to help fill the void left by the Uruguayan, but his £8.5m switch from QPR to Anfield collapsed following issues surrounding his…
  • Chelsea must sign new striker after Lukaku exit, says ex-star

    Alex Hams
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Former Chelsea star Graham Stuart believes that Jose Mourinho must sign another striker this summer or risk a repeat of last season’s issues. The Blues chief was critical of his forwards last term, with none of his main trio – Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o – truly impressing over the campaign as Eden Hazard ended up as the club’s top scorer. ‘The Special One’ has moved to ease his problems by snapping up Diego Costa and Didier Drogba, but he still has just the three main men – Torres is the third – to call on after allowing Romelu Lukaku to leave for Everton.
  • Man United & Liverpool set to move for German superstar

    Alex Hams
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Manchester United and Liverpool could be set to step up their pursuits of Marco Reus, with reports from The Express indicating that Borussia Dortmund are closing in on a replacement for the attacker. The bitter Premier League rivals have both been linked with the 25-year-old in recent weeks, with speculation suggesting that he may be the next big name player to leave the Westfalenstadion. This talk has been further buoyed by Reus’ decision to reject a new contract recently, which could see him leave for around £30m due to a release clause in his current deal. WANT MORE?
  • SIX Ravel Morrison alternatives for West Ham to consider

    Thomas Hallett
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ravel Morrison has been a problem for West Ham since his arrival at the club in 2012, having spent two loan spells away from the London club in that time. Though talented, trouble always seems to follow the former Manchester United midfielder, with Morrison now denied bail after accusations of assault. His transfer saga of last January should have been an indicator to West Ham that it was time to move on from the troubled 21-year-old, but this latest incident should be his final act as a player on the club’s books. With West Ham having already completed some promising transfer business thus…
  • Liverpool closing in on £16m Spaniard

    Alex Hams
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Liverpool look set to finally land long-term target Alberto Moreno, with reports from Goal indicating that a £16m deal is close. The Reds have been linked with the left-back for much of the summer, and appeared to be on the verge of tying up his arrival during the World Cup. However despite talk that a £14m fee had been agreed, the Europa League champions pulled the plug by upping their valuation to £20m+. WANT MORE? >> Liverpool transfer newsLatest transfer news Liverpool have since chased Ryan Bertrand and Ben Davies but both players have moved on, signing for Swansea and…
 
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    TheOriginalWinger

  • Guillermo Ochoa Signs 3 1/2 Year Deal With Malaga

    dunny
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    Damos la bienvenida a @yosoy8a y a todos los mexicanos al #MálagaCF. Bienvenidos! pic.twitter.com/7Q80fVsV95 — Málaga CF (@MalagaCF) August 1, 2014 ~~  Took a lot of guts to head into a World Cup and be out of contract, especially when he wasn’t the consensus number one for Mexico…. He played out of his mind and is now cashing in. Think Malaga might want to work on their photoshop skills…. via MalagaFC Málaga Club de Fútbol has reached an agreement to sign one of the best goalkeepers from the recent World Cup in Brazil, Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña (Guadalajara,…
  • Premier League Confirms Use Of ‘Vanishing Spray’

    dunny
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    ~~  Did someone already corner the market on ‘Vanishing Spray’? via PremierLeague The Premier League has decided to introduce “Vanishing Spray” for use in all matches in the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season. Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said: “At the Premier League we are open to developments that enhance the competition and it was clear from watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil that Vanishing Spray benefitted referees, players, and all of those who watched the matches. “Having witnessed that, and following consultation with our clubs and…
  • adidas Drops New Lionel Messi Signature Cleat

    dunny
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    adidas today unveiled a new version of Lionel Messi’s signature adizero F50 cleat in solar gold and black. The new iteration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball winner’s cleat is available today online. Messi’s mantra is imprinted on the upper of his new cleat and “mas que un botin” (more than a boot) is featured on the cleat insoles. Messi’s signature adizero F50 combines revolutionary technology with the precision engineering of the four-time Ballon d’Or winner. At only 5.3 ounces the adizero F50 Messi is one of the lightest cleats in the game. The Barcelona star…
  • View From The Booth

    dunny
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Couple of different looks this past week from up in the booth…. First up, a #CottonBowl #ViewFromTheBooth :: @realmadrid vs @officialasroma on Fox Sports. Then a day later, a #RioTintoStadium #ViewFromTheBooth :: @realsaltlake vs @newyorkredbulls on @espn 2 alongside @adrianhealey & @alexi_lalas TheOriginalWinger on Instagram
  • Video :: Cristiano Ronaldo visits with Lil Wayne on “WEEZY WEDNESDAYS”

    isps
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it's missing. Get Flash Player from Adobe. This week on Weezy Wednesday, Wayne had an interesting video. Euro, Santi, Wayne and Cristiano Ronaldo all hung out! After they talk about what they’ve been up to recently, Weezy and Ronaldo introduce Euro’s new seven track leak called “July”. I’m kind of confused. But not really. We heard earlier this week the rumours that Wayne was launching a sports agency and would have CR7 as his first client. Cristiano was in…
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    Best Football Players

  • 1. Pele

    Yengoyan_Serge
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Edson Arantes do Nascimento ( who is better known as Pelé and who was born on either October 21 or 23, 1940), is a retired Brazilianfootballer who is widely regarded to be the best football player of all time. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).The same year, France Football consulted their former Ballon D’Or winners to elect the Football Player of the Century, selecting Pelé. In 1999, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the IOC, and Time named him in their list…
  • 2. Cruyff

    Yengoyan_Serge
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    Hendrik Johannes Cruijff ( born 25 April 1947), known as Johan Cruyff, is a former Dutch footballer and was until recently the manager of the Catalonia football team. He won the Ballon d’Or three times, in 1971, 1973 and 1974, which was a record jointly held with Michel Platini, Marco van Basten, and Lionel Messi until Messi won his fourth award in 2012. Cruyff was one of the most famous exponents of the football philosophy known as Total Football explored byRinus Michels, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history. He led the Netherlands…
  • 3. Beckenbauer

    Yengoyan_Serge
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    Franz Anton Beckenbauer ( born 11 September 1945) is a Germanfootball coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed Der Kaiser («The Emperor») because of his elegant style; his leadership; his first name «Franz» (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch. He is generally regarded as the greatest German footballer of all time and one of the greatest and most decorated footballers in the history of the game. Beckenbauer was a versatile player, who started out as a midfielder, but made his name as a defender. He is often credited…
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    Chelsea FC True Blue

  • ‘They Give Stability’ – Mourinho Praises Chelsea’s Summer Signings

    Bharath Ram
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    José Mourinho has lavished to the praise on our three major summer signings – Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, and Filipe Luis. These three have cost a combined £82 million, but most of the money has been recouped through the sales of Romelu Lukaku and David Luiz. Unlike in the last few transfer windows, Chelsea have ...
  • Romelu Lukaku: A Good Player Never Made for Chelsea

    Richard
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:34 am
    Romelu Lukaku has signed for Everton for a club record fee of 35 million euros, penning a five-year contract with the Toffees. It brings an end to a spell with Chelsea full of hope, promise, but ultimately frustration. As a young boy and teenager Lukaku idolised a certain Didier Drogba, and after signing for Chelsea ...
  • Bertrand’s Chelsea Career Effectively over after Southampton Loan

    Bharath Ram
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Ryan Bertrand’s Chelsea career appears to be over after he moved the Southampton on yet another loan spell. A loan spell is definitely not new to Bertrand after having played at SEVEN different clubs on loan from Chelsea, but this could be his final spell at the club. He signed a four-year contract in 2011 ...
  • Chelsea’s New Generation of Youngsters Show Great Promise

    Richard
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:45 pm
    One of the main talking points of Chelsea’s pre-season so far has been the performances of the youngsters in the Chelsea squad. Jose Mourinho has given them plenty of playing time, and their performances have certainly justified Mourinho’s selections. The current crop of Chelsea youngsters are the most promising in a very long time.  It ...
  • Official: Didier Drogba Returns to Chelsea on a One-Year Contract

    Bharath Ram
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Chelsea have confirmed the decision to bring Didier Drogba back to the club on a one-year contract. The 36-year-old returns on a free transfer. Drogba has been looking for a new club since leaving Galatasaray at the end of last season. French newspaper L’Equipe reported a week ago that Chelsea were planning for a shock ...
 
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    Soccer Mastermind

  • 10,000 Hours to the Premier League

    Thomas
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:02 am
    The best way to challenge the status quo, norm or even tradition is to gather the best scientists in the world…give them a hypothesis, myth or belief…and let them tear it apart with research, documented evidence and data. Lets get started… The best way to improve soccer performance is through the acquisition of soccer skills. A fair assessment would suggest that kids spend most of their time in training with the intention of improving technical skills. It would also be fair to conclude that current coaching practice is based on tradition, intuition…and emulation rather than empirical…
  • Soccer Drills: Musical Soccer Balls

    Thomas
    21 Jun 2014 | 3:05 am
    Soccer Drills for Kids This soccer drill is a great way to warm up and develop a healthy appetite for competition. Set up a small circular zone where the players will need to dribble within. It’s important for players to look up and maintain close ball control whilst trying to avoid their teammates. As players dribble amongst each other, place a flag approximately 20 metres away. On the whistle, players must leave their ball and sprint around the flag and back to their original ball. On returning to the balls, the players must pick up their own ball. Practice this drill a couple of…
  • Aristotle, Kids Soccer and Happiness

    Thomas
    7 Jun 2014 | 2:12 am
    Twenty three hundred years ago my friend… Aristotle… Concluded that, “More than anything else, men and women seek happiness”. Think about this… Every goal we pursue…whether fame, money or power…is pursued and valued only because we expect that it will make us happy. Much has changed since the Ancient times. Our understanding of the world has expanded beyond belief.  Atoms, the mind, the universe…History has never looked so ridiculous. The Greek Gods…Religion…not to mention the earth being flat. And yet… After thousands of years… Happiness is still a mystery… We…
  • Soccer Reality: Whatever the Child Thinks, the Parent Proves

    Thomas
    25 May 2014 | 3:11 am
    What is the pathway to soccer success? What is the attribute that separates a few from the masses? The pathway to soccer success lies in developing the right kind of ATTITUDE. Success in anything…inherently and inescapably involves a certain attitude. Think about this… What would happen to your child if they started to think differently? Started to think empowering thoughts? Started to control their emotions and mental state? Started to view themselves as important? Started to view the game as an exciting opportunity that could potentially open a number of different doors? The world of…
  • Soccer Passing Drills

    Thomas
    14 May 2014 | 3:27 am
    This soccer passing drill is a great way to warm up and develop close ball control. Before training, set up small grids across from each other. The grids should be roughly 3X3 metres and about 6-8 metres apart. The distance between the grids can be adjusted according to age and skill level. To start the passing drill, one player passes the ball along the ground and into the receivers grid. The receiver has one touch to stop the ball inside of the grid. The receiver (player 2) then passes the dead ball back into the 1st player’s grid. Player 1 has only one touch to control the ball. If…
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    SoccerBlog.com

  • Bayern Munich post comfortable win over CD Chivas Guadalajara

    Anish
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
  • Liverpool beat City on penalties

    Anish
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    City were ahead twice – both goals being scored by Stevan Jovetic – but Liverpool came back with goals from Jordan Henderson curler and Raheem Sterling. The game went to Penalties where Lucas Leiva converted the game-winning penalty kick after Emre Can and Jordan Henderson also scored. Simon Mignolet, who came on just for the […]
  • Fabregas scores his first goal for Chelsea

    Anish
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    Fabregas did easily what Torres has been trying to do for the last year or so without meeting much success. He scored a goal for Chelsea. His super free kick was the 2nd goal in Chelsea’s 3- 1 win over Vitesse
  • Zlatan hat trick as PSG hammer Kitchee 6 -1

    Anish
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Zlatan Ibrahimvoic scored a hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain finished their pre-season preparations with a 6-2 win over Hong Kong Premier League champions Kitchee. Earlier Zlatan was in the news for giving his goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu nightmares after producing yet another gravity defying goal out of nowhere Zlatan special goal during practice…
  • Manchester United show off tiki taka skills

    Anish
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
                      Man Utd show off some tiki taka skills in the game against Inter Milan. Sign of things to come ?
 
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    Barrie's View

  • Have Liverpool taken a step backwards this summer?

    Barrie
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Liverpool were odds-on favourites to win the Premier League with three games to go last season. 226 minutes away from all-but winning the top flight for the first time in 226 minutes. Then Steven Gerrard slipped… After finishing two points behind champions Manchester City in May, Liverpool are now a massive 11.0 to win the […]
  • Manchester United will finish in the top 4 this season

    Barrie
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Optimism is in the air around Old Trafford once again this summer. After a terrible 2013-14 campaign that saw the 20-time champions of England finish outside the top three in the Premier League for the first time in their history, the appointment of Louis van Gaal has put confidence back in the fans. Louis van […]
  • Can Arsenal compete for the 2014-15 Premier League title?

    Barrie
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    An FA Cup success in May certainly relieved some of the pressure and criticism on the shoulders of Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger. Then the chequebook opened. If the reported sales figure of Calum Chambers really is £16 million – it makes him the third most-expensive signing in Arsenal’s history. Their second most-expensive was made earlier […]
  • Will Manchester City defend their Premier League title?

    Barrie
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The 2013-14 Premier League champions have had a relatively quiet summer with no major signings as such. Bacary Sagna has been brought in on a free transfer to compete with right-back Pablo Zabaleta. Goalkeeper Willy Caballero has signed from Málaga CF with Joe Hart already a solid goalkeeper. And Fernando has arrived from FC Porto […]
  • Is this the Chelsea team that wins the 2014-15 Premier League?

    Barrie
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Chelsea have spent £75 million on three new players so far during the summer transfer window. José Mourinho’s side have actually acquired a lot more. The Blues were only four points off the pace at the end of last season, behind both Manchester City and Liverpool. José Mourinho doesn’t go too long without winning a […]
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    Nuke Soccer

  • Soccer In Toronto 07.30.14

    nukester
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am
    By Rocket Robin Soccer In Toronto League 1 Ontario Result Wednesday July 30, 2014 Final Score Sigma FC 2 Vaughan Azzurri 2 Venue Hershey Fields, Mississauga Kickoff 9:00 pm Highlights 13 min…Sigma Eji Mrabure GOAL Sigma Kadell Thomas rolls pass from 20 yards on right over to Mrabure who’s even with left post and shoots 18 yarder that catches the inside of the left post beyond diving goalie Dayne St Clair. 26 min…Vaughan Jarek Whiteman GOAL Vaughan Joey Cicchillo cornerkick from right has Whiteman rush into crowd of players at 6 yards and heads ball into top corner of net on…
  • TFC Highlights: DC United-Toronto

    nukester
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
  • Whitecaps Highlights: Chicago-Vancouver

    nukester
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
  • DC United Trounce TFC 3-0

    nukester
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    WASHINGTON, DC – Two teams writing improbable comeback stories met at RFK stadium on Wednesday evening. After a 2013 that saw them finish second-to-last in the Eastern Conference, perennial cellar-dwellars Toronto FC entered the match in playoff position. D.C. United – the only team that finished lower than TFC in the east last year – took the pitch on Wednesday in the midst of an even more noteworthy change in form: the black-and-red have gone from worst to first. In the end, United emerged victorious, riding an early Eddie Johnson goal, a second-half insurance tally from Chris Rolfe…
  • Whitecaps Battle To Scoreless Tie In Chicago

    nukester
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    BRIDGEVIEW, IL – David Ousted earned his career-high fifth clean sheet of the season as Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6W-4L-11D) and Chicago Fire (3W-5L-12D) played to a scrappy scoreless draw Wednesday night at Toyota Park. Playing their sixth and final match in a busy month of July, the ‘Caps simply couldn’t crack a stingy Fire defence and it was a similar story at the other end of the park. It was a sound defensive performance from the Blue and White, thanks in part to the play of Budweiser Man of the Match Matias Laba, who had a game-high seven tackles. The result was…
 
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    Brazil World Cup 2014

  • Brazil 2014: the gift that kept on giving

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    After 31 days of glorious football action, the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil has come to an end and as we look back over a tournament that began on June 12 in Sao Paulo as the hosts came from behind to beat Croatia and ended with Mario Goetze's winning goal at the Maracana in Rio, it is safe to that Brazil 2014 played an absolute blinder.
  • Super Mario wins it for Germany

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:24 am
    Mario Gtze came off the bench to score the only goal of the game in extra time as Germany overcame a dogged Argentina to secure their fourth World Cup win.
  • Germany in 7th heaven as Brazil utterly humiliated

    8 Jul 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Germany scored seven goals against an utterly humiliated Brazil as the three-time World Cup winners crushed their hosts 7-1 to progress to a final meeting with either Argentina or the Netherlands.
  • Dutch double sends Netherlands through at Mexico's expense

    29 Jun 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Late goals from Wesley Sneijder and Klaas Jan Hunterlaar broke Mexican hearts as the Netherlands through to the last eight at the expense of the Central Americans.
  • James Rodriguez stars as Colombia brush aside Uruguay

    28 Jun 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Monaco star James Rodriguez scored a stunning individual goal and finished off a brilliant team move as Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 to reach the World Cup finals for the first time in their history.
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    The Famous 'Manny Road'

  • The Truth About Bolton Wanderers and ‘Home Sick’ Andy Robinson

    RMc
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    With the new Championship campaign just over two weeks away, there was some surprise amongst fans of Bolton Wanderers, with the news that Andy Robinson had left the club, just weeks after signing. “We have agreed to terminate Andy’s contract and he has returned south. He was homesick so it was the right thing for him,” explained  Dougie Freedman to the Bolton News.  There was also a terse statement on the BWFC official site. Bolton Wanderers can confirm that Andy Robinson has left the club. The young midfielder recently joined from Southampton on a free transfer following a…
  • Delight in Bury at the Cup Visit to Bolton

    RMc
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:14 am
    There was joy on the street of Bury this morning after the town’s football club drew Bolton Wanderers in the Capital One Cup, a team regarded as royalty in this small suburb of Rochdale. The Shakers have a proud history in knock out competitions having triumphed in the FA Cup at the start of the last century, beating Derby County 6-0, which is still the widest margin of victory in a final.  However, that achievement was dwarfed in a League Cup tie at the Reebok Stadium in 2002, when Bury beat a Bolton side consisting of reserves, apprentices and someone who had only come to read the…
  • Come in Wayne Rooney. Your Time is Up

    RMc
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:02 am
    England expects, as the old saying goes.  Fortunately, when it comes to international football the old girl doesn’t anticipate much these days. So last night’s World Cup defeat to Italy has been greeted with a recognition that Roy Hodgson’s side is a work in progress, rather than the usual anger that accompanies such a setback. England were refreshingly positive going forward, with Rahim Sterling playing the part of pesky, pacy, unpredictable teenager to perfection.  Yet the final pass was lacking, mainly because it was played too soon.  It takes time, and confidence to…
  • Dougie Freedman and the Great Bolton Con Job

    RMc
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:58 am
    As the football season winds to a close, it appears that Bolton Wanderers have at last hit form.  This is in marked contrast to what was the club’s poorest start since before the Easter Bunny started doing his rounds. In the thirteen games since losing to Burnley,  Bolton have won 7, drawn five and lost one – comfortably promotion form.  The PR spin emanating from the Reebok Stadium, is that Dougie Freedman’s master plan has at last come together, but just not soon enough. “The most important thing is that it has clicked,” said goalkeeper Adam Bogdan to Greater…
  • Don’t Like Zat Knight? How Dare You!

    RMc
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:06 am
    When Is A Fan Not A Fan? Quentin X asks the question. Since I started writing about Bolton Wanderers, back in the heady days of 2008, I have been called a few things by people who have disagreed with my stance on certain Wanderers related topics. Some people think that having a £150 million (and rising) accounting black hole is a good thing because the chairman is a fan. I do not. Some people thought that Gary Megson was a messiah. I did not. And some people called me pond life. And the last time I looked, I didn’t have gills. However, I have never been lumped into the same bracket of…
 
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    Howay the Toon

  • Pressure’s on Pardew After Fifth Summer Signing

    Lee
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    So after watching Newcastle land Emmanuel Riviere and complete their fifth signing of the summer, it made me think about the plight of Alan Pardew. Mike Ashley doesn’t strike me as the kind of bloke who doesn’t demand a return on his money, so let’s say we get 2-3 more players in (Janmaat, a striker, […] The post Pressure’s on Pardew After Fifth Summer Signing appeared first on Howay the Toon.
  • Newcastle United Sign Remy Cabella

    Lee
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Newcastle United confirmed late tonight that they have acquired Remy Cabella from Montpellier. Cabella signs on a six year contract, with a fee thought to be in the region £12 Million, but an ‘undisclosed fee’ according to the club. This now takes Newcastle’s total summer signings to four, after confirming Jack Colback, Ayoze Perez, and […] The post Newcastle United Sign Remy Cabella appeared first on Howay the Toon.
  • Newcastle United Release Nine Players

    Lee
    24 May 2014 | 7:08 am
    In an end of season clearout, Newcastle United have released nine players from their squad, with the biggest name being Shola Ameobi. The full list is as follows: Shola Ameobi Michael Richardson Brandon Miele Steven Logan Dan Gosling Conor newton Jonathan Mitchell Luuk De Jong Loic Remy Other players that potentially could leave the club […] The post Newcastle United Release Nine Players appeared first on Howay the Toon.
  • Alan Pardew Oversees Horrendous NUFC Performance

    Lee
    28 Apr 2014 | 6:18 pm
    After finding out that Newcastle United all too predictably lost against Arsenal, I’m finding it difficult to support my club. This is now nine times this season in the Premier League that we’ve lost by three goals or more. How much lower can we go? Potential relegation to the old Third Division didn’t feel as […] The post Alan Pardew Oversees Horrendous NUFC Performance appeared first on Howay the Toon.
  • NUFC Suffer Another Heavy Defeat Against Man Utd

    Lee
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    It’s as you were for Alan Pardew and Newcastle United, as the Toon suffered yet another 4-0 defeat (take a look at all the heavy defeats NUFC have suffered under Pardew’s management), this time against Manchester United at St. James’s Park. I thought we started off well, seeing a lot of the ball and pressing […] The post NUFC Suffer Another Heavy Defeat Against Man Utd appeared first on Howay the Toon.
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    Just Football

  • Manchester City duo highlight the ironic contradictions of home-grown favouritism

    Nick Harris
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Manchester City duo highlight the ironic contradictions of home-grown favouritism is a post from: Just Football When news broke in May that James Milner had informed Manchester City he wanted to leave the club, and that not only were the Citizens desperate to keep him, but Arsenal and Liverpool were both in the hunt to sign the midfielder, it all seemed a little surreal. Milner is perhaps a slightly underrated player, but he is far from a world beater, and at 28, the fees and wages being bandied about seemed completely out of proportion for a decent utility man. Arsenal, Liverpool and…
  • Five players Chelsea could spend the £28m Romelu Lukaku money on

    Marc Nielsen
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Five players Chelsea could spend the £28m Romelu Lukaku money on is a post from: Just Football Romelu Lukaku’s Chelsea nightmare is finally over after completing a £28 million move to Everton, who he scored 15 goals for last season. Reaction from Chelsea fans is mixed: some mourning that head coach Jose Mourinho decided to sell one of the most promising young forwards in the game, some delighted at getting rid of a player with a perceived attitude. Either way, Chelsea fans can now look forward to seeing if Mourinho chooses to sign another forward to replace Lukaku. Chelsea currently have…
  • Generation Next: Liverpool gems Ibe and Rossiter continue to rise through ranks in pre-season

    Marc Nielsen
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    Generation Next: Liverpool gems Ibe and Rossiter continue to rise through ranks in pre-season is a post from: Just Football Generation Next is a feature on Just Football keeping tabs on the best up-and-coming young players in the world. After we spotted them a year ago how are Jordon Ibe & Jordan Rossiter getting on at Liverpool? Marc Nielsen takes a look… Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is renowned for putting trust in young players and has repeatedly stated his belief in handing young players chances. One only needs to look as far as Raheem Sterling to see where that can lead.
  • Is football blogging dying? Or just morphing into something new?

    Jonathan F
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Is football blogging dying? Or just morphing into something new? is a post from: Just Football There’s been some noteworthy news in the football blogging world over the last few days. Firstly, after a server error-induced bout of soul-searching, Ian King at twohundredpercent, consistently one of the brightest and best football blogs around, decided to put the site on hold and veer off into a new direction. A Public Service Announcement Read: http://t.co/bYJyUSAyk7 — Ian King (@twoht) July 28, 2014 Soon after, Zonal Marking, which started as a football blog, quickly grew into a…
  • The Erik Lamela Experiment – Will 2014/15 see the birth of a new Bale at Spurs?

    Jake Meador
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    The Erik Lamela Experiment – Will 2014/15 see the birth of a new Bale at Spurs? is a post from: Just Football For all the influence that Marcelo Bielsa has undoubtedly had on modern tactics, one of the many curiosities about the man is that he’s never had the chance to manage a truly elite player at the peak of his powers at club level. Because Bielsa has predominantly worked at clubs in Argentina or Mexico or with national teams (his time at Athletic Bilbao the obvious exception) we’ve never really seen Bielsa managing at the top level or even managing top players on a day-to-day…
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    Barca Blaugranes - All Posts

  • Preseason Friendly: FC Barcelona vs OGC Nice: Match Preview

    Arron Duckling
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    A preview of FC Barcelona's second preseason friendly of 2014/15, as the Blaugrana prepare to take on OGC Nice at the Allianz Riviera in southern France FC Barcelona will kick-start their preseason campaign proper tomorrow, as they travel across the Channel to the Côte d’Azur where they will take on OGC Nice at the Allianz Riviera. It’s a fitting venue for what promises to be a glamorous encounter; while Nice were caught in a relegation dogfight last season, Les Aiglons remain one of the more prestigious and most historic clubs in France. Of course, AS Monaco’s recent climb back to the…
  • FC Barcelona Squad Named for Second Friendly of Season

    Renato Goncalves
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Luis Enrique has selected all 25 players who traveled to England, 8 from Barça B, to be part of the squad that is going to take OGC Nice in the second friendly of the season Barcelona's second friendly is upon us. The team will travel to France to take on OGC Nice on Saturday. And the squad is already named for the match. Team coach Luis Enrique will take with him all 25 players who made the trip to England, unless there's a last-minute decision otherwise. Barça trained at St. George's Park for five days, with 17 first squad members, including the six who played for Spain at the World Cup,…
  • Arsenal FC Manager Arsène Wenger Hints at Thomas Vermaelen Exit

    Renato Goncalves
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Good sign for Barça? Thomas Vermaelen is now the favorite to be the newest FC Barcelona signing. And his current coach, Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger, seems to be getting used to the idea of his captain leaving. At a press conference before the Emirates Cup (a two-day, four-team tournament that happens this weekend at Emirates Stadium, Arsenal's home) Wenger said, reluctantly, that the possibility of Vermaelen leaving the club is a real one, even though he wants the player to stay. "At the moment Thomas Vermaelen is here. He is injured at the moment with a short-term injury. It [a move]…
  • Report: Dani Alves Set to Leave FC Barcelona

    Renato Goncalves
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    It's from Sport, so take it with a grain of salt. It looks like Dani Alves' tenure as a Barcelona player is over. For real this time. According to a report from Diario Sport, Alves will meet with Barça's sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta and team coach Luis Enrique next week to make his exit official. Lucho has it clear in his mind that he doesn't count on Alves to be part of his plans. Instead, Enrique really wants to sign Colombia star Juan Cuadrado to replace the 31-year-old Brazilian. Dani hasn't received any good offers since the rumors of his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain fell…
  • Official: Sergio Busquets to Wear Number Five Jersey per Request of Carles Puyol

    Renato Goncalves
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    This is huge. Great, great news. A big passing of the torch just happened in FC Barcelona's history. The club announced on Friday that Sergio Busquets, the long-time Barça defensive midfielder, will wear the number 5 shirt starting next season. "Why is that so big?", you might ask. The reason why this is important is that legendary Barça captain and number 5 owner Carles Puyol personally requested Sergio to inherit the number he so proudly wore for so many years. "Sergio Busquets will be the new FC Barcelona number five following the retirement last season of its previous owner, Carles…
 
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    Setanta Sports Football News

  • Wenger: Vermaelen could leave

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    Vermaelen has been the subject of much speculation this summer with the Belgium international linked with a move away from the Emirates after falling down the pecking order. Manchester United are believed to be keen on signing the defender, although they could face competition from Barcelona, and Wenger admits he could leave the club before the transfer window closes. “At the moment Thomas Vermaelen is here, he is injured at the moment with a short-term injury but it could happen," Wenger told reporters ahead of the Emirates Cup. "Yes, it is a possibility that he goes." Vermaelen made 14…
  • Van der Vaart denies QPR contact

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    Van der Vaart was a key member of Redknapp's squad during his time at Tottenham but left the club shortly after Andre Villas Boas was appointed manager in the summer of 2012. His return to Hamburg has not gone as well as the midfielder would have liked with the club narrowly avoiding relegation in 2013-14 and he has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga. Recent speculation has suggested Van der Vaart could be reunited with Redkapp at Loftus Road, but the 31-year-old insists he has not spoken to anyone at the club. "Harry Redknapp has not been in touch with me. He has not phoned…
  • One more deal for City

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    City have signed right-back Bacary Sagna, defensive midfielder Fernando and goalkeeper Willy Caballero this summer and are reported to be closing in on a deal for Porto centre-back Eliaquim Mangala. The Financial Fair Play sanctions handed down by UEFA means City are somewhat restricted in what they can spend, but the club are pressing ahead with plans to bring in a centre-back. That will be theie final deal of the summer, according to chief executive Ferran Soriano.  "We don't plan season by season, we plan in cycles. And cycles can be three, four, five seasons. One year ago, we knew…
  • Palace swoop for Hangeland

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Hangeland was released by the Cottagers following their relegation to the Championship, with the 33-year-old claiming he was inform of the club's decision via email. He has now been snapped up by Tony Pulis on a free transfer and is looking forward to helping the club secure Premier League football for another season. "I'm delighted to be here. I look forward to helping out and doing the best I can for this club," he told Palace's official website. "I'm quite old school as a player, I just want to be part of a good group of players, working for a good manager, working really hard and driving…
  • Lambert: Keane has been great

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    Keane was approached by Lambert following the departure of Ian Culverhouse and Gary Carsa amid claims of bullying and, after receiving assurances that he would be able to combine the position with his role as assistant manager to Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill, he agreed to become the number two at Villa Park. The former Manchester United captain is not afraid to make his feelings known, earning a reputation for being somewhat of a hard man. Lambert believes too much is made of his aggression and he has urged his players to learn from the Corkman. "I can really trust him. He is a…
 
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    Friends of Liverpool FC

  • LIVERPOOL MAY BID FOR LAVEZZI AFTER REMY DEAL COLLAPSED

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Liverpool may make an offer for PSG's Ezequiel Lavezzi following the collapse of the Loic Remy deal.                                The PSG frontman is thought to be surplus to requirements as they step up their pursuit of Angel Di Maria. In order to buy the Real Madrid forward, the Parisians must first off-load some players and Lavezzi, who is valued at £18 million, is one of them.The Argentine who can play as a forward or more…
  • LIVERPOOL FINALLY SIGN LOVREN

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    Liverpool FC have finally agreed a deal with Southampton for Dejan Lovren.                 James Pearce of The Echo and Chris Bascombe of The Telegraph, both say that the defender will join for a cool £20 million with £16 million to be paid upfront and the remaining £4 million to be paid in add-ons.Brendan Rodgers was very keen on landing the centre-back as he seeks to shore-up Liverpool's leaky defence this Season, having conceded 50 goals in Premier League last term.Lovren is expected to have a medical…
  • FABIO BORINI TO JOIN SUNDERLAND FOR £14 MILLION

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Fabio Borini is set to join Sunderland in a permanent deal worth £14 million.The transfer itself is no major surprise, given the lad's successful loan-period last Season.However, it is the size of the transfer fee that is raising many eyebrows at Liverpool and Sunderland.Borini was Brendan Rodger's first signing for Liverpool for £10.5 million and due to injuries and a lack of opportunities, he was loaned out to Sunderland where he scored ten vital goals to help them survive in the Premier League under Gus Puyet.While the Italian striker was seen as part of Brendan Rodger's plans this…
  • SUAREZ ALMOST JOINED REAL MADRID LAST SEASON!

    15 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Ex- Liverpool striker Luis Suarez nearly moved to Spanish giants Real Madrid in a £50 million deal.The Daily Star claims that a serious offer was made by Real Madrid to Liverpool to sign Suarez, who was serving a ten-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ibramovic at the time.However, Los Blanco's instead went for Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale last Summer in an £85 million deal.Liverpool managed to get Luis Suarez to sign a new four-year deal and he went on to have a fantastic Season for the Reds, scoring 31 goals to get Liverpool so close to winning the Premier League, finishing…
  • SUAREZ MOVE DEPENDS ON SANCHEZ

    4 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Liverpool’s attempts to persuade the Barcelona forward Alexis Sánchez to move to Anfield mean Luis Suarez's transfer to the Camp Nou will not be concluded until next week at the earliest.Reports emerging from Spain claimed a straight cash fee had been agreed which is lower than the buyout clause, believed to be between £70m and £80m, in the Uruguay international’s contract.However, there is no consistent agreement on what that new figure is – the most common suggestion being €75m (£60m) – but sources close to the Liverpool end of the deal categorically state there is no truth in…
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    O-Posts

  • Romelu Lukaku’s departure: A Chelsea fan’s perspective

    O-Posts Team
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Romelu Lukaku’s departure from Chelsea leaves this fan with mixed feelings. It seems like more than 3 and a half years ago that most of us including me first heard about Romelu Lukaku, an exciting young talent at Anderlecht. He was scoring for fun, and his age brought him somewhere near the level of excitement that the likes of Wayne Rooney, Eden Hazard and Neymar have had in recent years. All the big clubs were rumoured to be interested in him, but it was Chelsea who snapped him up. Many called him “the new” *insert world class player or legend here*, but Drogba was a common associated…
  • Mathieu Debuchy: Frenchman leaves Newcastle standing to sign-up for Arsenal’s ambition

    O-Posts Team
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    Back in the summer of 2012, Mathieu Debuchy had just been named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year after a superb season for Lille which earned him a place in France’s 23-man squad for the European Championships. Manager Laurent Blanc trusted Debuchy, still a relatively unknown talent despite winning a league and cup double for Lille a year earlier, as his first choice right-back in Poland and Ukraine and he again impressed as Les Blues fell to Spain in the quarter-finals. Against England in France’s opening game he was impressive enough to earn the plaudits, but Mike Ashley, Newcastle…
  • Alexis Sanchez: The Chilean stalwart will improve any side

    O-Posts Team
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    It appears increasingly likely that Alexis Sanchez will be leaving Barcelona in this summer’s transfer window. Having spent three relatively successful years at the Catalan giants the impending arrival of Luis Suarez from Liverpool has seemingly left him surplus to requirements. His arrival from Udinese in 2011 had been billed as somewhat of a coup at the time. His performances in Italy and for his national team, Chile, had alerted many of the major sides in Europe to his potential. An exceptionally quick player blessed with a sound technique was someone Barcelona thought would be immensely…
 
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    Soccer Classroom

  • How to Evaluate Players at a Soccer Tryout

    Nicholas Spiller
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom Soccer tryouts can be hard for coaches too – (Photo: Transylvaniasoccer.com) With the fall soccer season arriving, many soccer teams and players will be involved in tryouts.  While it is often an enjoyable time that kicks off the start of a new year, it is also a very important time for a coach to pick the right players to make the team as strong as possible.  While certain players will clearly be the most talented and will be the obvious choices for your teams, filling out the roster can be quite difficult, especially with close…
  • Barcelona and Real Madrid have Truly Constructed Super Teams

    Nicholas Spiller
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom The new faces of La Liga – (Photo: Thehardtackle.com) Think about what would be the best attacking lineup on the planet.  Would you want to include guys like Lionel Messi, Neymar, Iniesta, and Luis Suarez?  Or perhaps you’d like to add a bit more power and pace, favoring a tasty combination of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, and World Cup darling James Rodriguez?  Well, such delusions you’d think would only exist in the realm of FIFA video games have since come to fruition in reality.  These aforementioned…
  • How to Stop a Supremely Talented Player on an Opponent

    Nicholas Spiller
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom He’s too good! – (Photo: Activerain.trulia.com) At every level in the sport of soccer, an exceptionally talented player can often be the difference maker.  Whether it’s Lionel Messi wreaking havoc in the 2014 World Cup or a kid who’s just faster and stronger than everyone else in his U-8 youth soccer league, that player will simply dominate every game in which they play; unless you can stop them.  Make no mistake about it, stopping such a gifted soccer player won’t be easy, and focusing too much attention on that player…
  • How to Be a Fun Soccer Coach

    Nicholas Spiller
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom A positive outlook goes a long way – (Photo: Mideastsoccer.blogspot.com) While there are a variety of ways in which joining a youth soccer team can benefit a child’s life (including fitness, socializing, and learning effective teamwork skills), another very important matter is for a kid to simply have fun.  Soccer needs to be entertaining and enjoyable for any player if they are to continue the sport and have the best experience.  For coaches, this needs to be one of the most important things that you foster within your team. …
  • Will Germany Become the Next International Soccer Dynasty?

    Nicholas Spiller
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom These Germans will be tough to beat – (Photo: Spanishfootballsports.blogspot.com) It feels like eons ago, but just last month many people felt that Spain was the best soccer team in the world.  They had won 2 straight EURO tournaments and the 2010 World Cup, establishing a dominance rarely seen in international soccer competitions.  However, their title defense was short-lived and they crashed out of the 2014 World Cup after just two games.  Instead, Germany became the supreme soccer team, and they claimed the World Cup trophy in…
 
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    Korrio

  • Kristine Lily Q&A: (Topic: Mom Tip on Finding Your Balance)

    Kristine Lilly
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    Q: How do you remain so active and make time for family also? How have you managed your soccer career, fitness and family? It definitely isn’t easy balancing life, work and kids. However, so many working moms do it and you have to find what works best for you. My first tip is to have a great partner. My husband helps with the care of our kids. We balance time so we can get out and do our workouts and work while the other one takes care of our family. When I don’t have the outlet of my husband, I try to do as much with my kids as possible. I travel around doing camps and bring them with me…
  • Kristine Lily Q&A: (Topic: biggest challenge in youth sports)

    Kristine Lilly
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:04 am
    Q: What was the biggest challenge you faced when you were a kid? Has that changed over time? As a kid I don’t think I felt any challenges that were negative in youth sports. I can remember playing sports and having fun (Really). I remember oranges at halftime of soccer games, popsicles after games, popcorn after my little league won a game (we got to fill out hats up from the concession stand) and I remember loving going from one sport to the next. My first love growing up was baseball. My brother played it and my dad played in a softball league. So it was present in my life. I loved when…
  • Websites for sports organizations. What matters?

    Kristina O'Connell
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:49 am
    Your logo, crest, color and website banner are only part of the equation when it comes to brand. Prospective families don’t visit your site because of how cool your graphics are or because they think your site is prettier than your competitors. They come to your site because they heard you were the best sports organization to deliver coaching and player development to their young athlete. They come to your site because you are unique. They want to read about your organization, about your staff, your mission, how you support the community, what events you offer and what your goals are. Your…
  • Lines of communication in sports

    Kristina O'Connell
    27 May 2014 | 7:28 am
    As sports parents, we understand the importance of communication regarding our children. Coach < > Parent Coach < > Player Team Manager < > Parent Club <  > Parents Parents < > Other Parents At Korrio, we realized this right from the beginning and built our sports automation solution to help develop these lines of communication in a safe, effective and simple manner. Here are a few ways our service makes this easy: We have an easy messaging system that can be accessed on your desktop or mobile. Simply click on to email or call/text your coach, team manager or…
  • Sam Schmidt takes the drive of a lifetime

    Kristina O'Connell
    27 May 2014 | 7:16 am
    Sam Schmidt is not only a Korrio advisor and investor, he is a true inspiration, friend, leader and athlete. We believe in Sam and his will to walk again. What he accomplished over the weekend was truly remarkable. Everyone should watch this video as his positive attitude is contagious! We wish Sam and his family the very best. We are huge fans!!! Check out this new video of Sam’s story Sports Illustrated also did a great feature story
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  • PHOTOS: Arsenal's Big Money Signing Training At The London Colney For The First Time

    Rafael Marquez
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez trained with his new team mates for the first time on Friday. The £35m rated winger took part in a full session at London Colney ahead of the Emirates Cup, where the Gunners will face Benfica and AS Monaco in their pre season preparations ahead of the brand new 2014-15 season. PICTURES: Here he is! Check out @Alexis_Sanchez training with @Arsenal for the first time: http://t.co/PG9NkKLtEu pic.twitter.com/Qz0AXdZk7h — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 1, 2014 It  would be interesting to see what role Sanchez is asked to player by manager Arsene Wenger…
  • € 60m Manchester United target set to wear number 7 shirt at Old Trafford

    Rafael Marquez
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    When you are in new love with your girlfriend, you can’t stop thinking about her. You can’t just get enough of her blonde hair, her cuddly cheeks and the fragrance you sensed in your first date. Manchester United’s situation in their ongoing transfer saga with Juventus midfielder for the past month has the setting on similar lines. Now if reports from Vidal’s native country Chile is to be believed thanks to the national daily Le Tercera, the player is set to be a Red Devil soon. That’s not all, Vidal is set to follow the footsteps of the iconic players like…
  • Manchester United's Rising Star vs Chelsea's Blistering Left Back - Who Will Make Bigger Impact This Season?

    Football Friends News Desk
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    The old left-backs have been left back, as newer, comparatively younger left-backs have been purchased by Manchester United and Chelsea. Luke Shaw is the new kid on the block, while Filipe Luis brings a wealth of experience with him.
  • Chelsea offered Manchester United target for World Cup winner

    Rafael Marquez
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    According to reports in Madrid based daily MARCA, Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle could be headed to Atletico Madrid with Brazilian defender Miranda heading the other way to Stamford Bridge. The Rojiblancos have well and fully understood the price of success with their major players Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois all joining Chelsea in what would be rightly called a mass exodus. Manager Diego Simeone however has acted quickly in the transfer market to acquire French sensation  Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad and is now on the prowl to sign German midfielder Schurrle…
  • Colombian sensation headed to London airport ahead of Arsenal move

    Rafael Marquez
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Reports in Portuguese newspaper O Jogo has claimed that Arsenal are preparing a deal close to €20m for the signing of Porto’s Colombian playmaker Juan Fernando Quintero from Porto. English tabloid Metro has however taken the story to a different level altogether saying that the 21 year old is set to fly to London ahead of the move which they expect to be completed by Monday. The report has been based around respected journalist Diego Rueda who took to Twitter saying that Quintero is headed to London. Rory Smith of the Times too tweeted that the Colombian is in the process of…
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  • What is So Exciting About the Preseason Friendlies? 3 Reasons to Watch

    Todd
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The Premier League preseason tours have begun and I am actually excited for them. In the past I haven’t always felt this way. So often the teams put out experimental teams and mess about with formations and setups and it’s not the same as the regular season. Related posts: Netherlands vs Brazil Preview: World Cup Third Place Match Prediction
  • Who Made the Best Deal for a Striker?

    Todd
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    So far three of the big Premier League clubs have splashed out the big bucks for strikers with Arsenal, Liverpool, and Chelsea all looking to boost their forward attacking lines.
  • Premier League News Roundup for Monday

    Todd
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    With less than a month to go before the start of the Premier League season the transfer window is starting to get hot. News during this time of the off season typically revolves around the transfer window and which players are coming or going. The big transfer news is still revolving around Manchester United. With […]
  • 2014-15 Premier League Season is Nearly Here

    Todd
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    With the 2014 World Cup ended it means the start of the club season across Europe including the English Premier League. The EPL season kicks off on August 16 with Manchester United v Swansea City starting at 7:45 am ET (12:45 GMT). Related posts: World Cup 2014 Semifinal Predictions and Previews
  • Germany vs Argentina Match Preview: 2014 World Cup Final Prediction

    Todd
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Germany and Argentina have advanced to the final match in the 2014 World Cup taking place this Sunday, July 13 at 3:00pm. Germany are coming in on the back of their demolition of Brazil while Argentina are limping in after a difficult 120 minute mediocre performance against Holland. Related posts: Brazil vs Germany World Cup Preview Argentina vs Belgium Quarterfinals World Cup Match Preview France vs Germany Quarterfinals World Cup Match Preview
 
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  • Chelsea Transfers: Why Mourinho Should Avoid Cashing In On This Proven Attacker

    Chelsea
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Once regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, Fernando Torres used to terrorise defenders when he was at Liverpool. However, since his mega transfer to Chelsea, he has really struggled to get going. Be it injuries or change of styles and managers, the Spaniard has been a disappointing misfit in Chelsea in the Barclay’s Premier League. Now Torres seems to have attracted interest from his former club Atletico Madrid and AS Monaco, who need back-up strikers. El Nino seems well settled in Chelsea and is in no hurry to move, especially as manager Jose Mourinho feels he needs Torres…
  • Should Chelsea Prioritise A Trophy?

    Ethan Ward
    20 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last season saw Chelsea miss out on all available trophies, with Manchester City winning the Premier League and League Cup, Real Madrid winning the Champions League and Arsenal winning the FA Cup. Part of the reason for them missing out could have been because they were not fully focussed on a certain trophy as they have a reasonably large squad in comparison to others.
  • Could Chelsea Create The World's Best Midfield Duo?

    Ethan Ward
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Perhaps the most important element of any team that has ever played a competitive football match, is the midfield. They run everything and literally dictate the game. They will help out the defence when needs be, but also contribute heavily in attack. I know there is no way of definitively which position is most crucial to a team, because it varies depending on the situation. However, without a good midfield your defence becomes weaker and there is no link between the attackers and the rest of the team which which will have repercussions in attack.
  • How Are The Chelsea Boys Doing In Brazil?

    Ethan Ward
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    With every participating country now having played at least one game at the World Cup, it’s time to have a little look at some Chelsea players that have been playing. Have they all been living up to expectations and playing the way that they do for the Blues?
  • Chelsea Could (And Should) Snap Up German Duo!

    Ethan Ward
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:30 am
    With so many stars in action in Brazil, it's obvious that at least a few will show what they can really do. This is met with the eager eyes of domestic clubs around the world who are readying bids as we speak. A number of managers have actually gone to Brazil to commentate on the action.
 
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  • Race For Remy Gets Back Underway

    Football Friends News Desk
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:03 am
      The race for French international Loic Remy has restarted after Liverpool pulled out of a deal to sign the QPR striker due to issues regarding his medical. After a fierce race involving a number of Premier League teams, Liverpool had appeared to have secured an £8.5 million deal for Remy only to withdraw from the transfer at the last minute despite the Frenchman travelling to the States to meet up with the squad on their pre-season tour. On the back of a successful season on loan at Newcastle, Remy impressed when he came on for France during this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
  • Does Falcao Move Suggest Lack Of Chelsea Pulling Power?

    Football Friends News Desk
    31 May 2013 | 3:58 pm
    So, there we have it. Radamel Falcao has chosen his destination for next season, and it isn't the Premier League. The beefy Colombian was seen as a replacement for £50m flop Fernando Torres meaning Roman Abramovich will now have to flick through his book of contacts to continue his search for a big money goal-gobbler. But it raises the question, do Chelsea still have the pulling power that they have held previously under the trazillionnaire Russian?
  • Sam Allardyce scoops experienced defender

    Football Friends News Desk
    22 May 2013 | 5:52 am
    I am sure that many of you have described, or abused, a footballer as 'a rat' in your existence, but Sam Allardyce can expect one of his players to be referred to as just that after he has scooped Romanian full-back Razvan Rat on a free deal. Bargain, I hear you shout. And you'd be right. Although he doesn't scurry around bins at the back of a nightclub in his spare time, that we know of, like his namesakes, he is sure to prove to be a repulsive sight for opponents because of his ability. 
  • Fulham secure full-back deal, but Jol seeks more transfers

    Football Friends News Desk
    18 May 2013 | 5:15 am
    Martin Jol unravelled his lederhosen today as he welcomed Koln right-back Sascha Riether to the club on a permanent basis. The stocky German has been one of the club's stand out players this season and Cottagers far and wide will be raising their bratwurst in appreciation to both the 30-year-old and Jol, who has confirmed that he will re-shape his squad over the summer.
  • Clarke resigned to Lukaku exit

    Matt Carter
    29 Apr 2013 | 12:43 am
    He is never one to be full of smiles and Steve Clarke has again been at his doomed forecasting best, with ESPN Soccernet reporting that the West Brom manager is preparing for life without on loan striker Romelu Lukaku.
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  • Man Utd Stepping Up Pursuit Of Borussia Dortmund Defender Mats Hummels

    JD
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Manchester United are stepping up their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels. The Daily Mail says United are hoping a deal for Hummels can be revived with the German side now looking for a new centre-half signing. Hummels is also wanted by Barcelona, who have shown an interest in Liverpool’s Danish centre-back Daniel Agger. Hummels’ father Hermann said talk of a move to United was ‘nonsense’, but United could stretch to £30million to get the right man to bolster their defence. Related Footy NewsMan Utd Determined To Sign Borussia Dortmund Defender Mats…
  • Man Utd Target Thomas Vermaelen Set For Arsenal Exit

    JD
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Reports are out claiming that Manchester United are ready to pounce for Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen. The Daily Mail reported that Vermaelen is poised for crunch talks with Arsene Wenger as doubt lingers over his future. Vermaelen didn’t travel to Austria with the majority of the first-team squad on Monday. Manager Arsene Wenger preferred for the Belgian, who sustained a knee injury in Brazil, to stay in England to work on his base fitness. Arsenal’s travelling party arrive back from Austria today, with Vermaelen will use the opportunity to discuss his future with Wenger in…
  • Atletico Madrid Approach Man Utd For Shinji Kagawa

    JD
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    It has been reported that Atletico Madrid have approached Manchester United for Shinji Kagawa. The Daily Express claims that Atletico Madrid have enquired about the availability of the Japanese international playmaker. Spanish reports claim Diego Simeone is poised to use his considerable transfer funds to lure Kagawa away from Old Trafford, and will offer a fee in the region of £14m to do so. The 25-year-old has made 38 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils, a fifth of which came from the bench – a fairly modest total for a player the calibre of Kagawa. Related Footy NewsMan…
  • Santi Cazorla Admits Arsenal Gunning For The Premier League Title

    JD
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It has been reported that Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is convinced they will be title challengers this season. It is now a decade since Arsenal were crowned champions but Cazorla feels the Premier League crown is a realistic ambition. He said: “Winning the Premier League means you have won the biggest trophy of the year, that is what we are working for throughout the whole season. We are going for the title. If we have a chance to win it, that will be the biggest thing for us. “We are a very good team and always want to play against the best teams in the world. This is the challenge…
  • Evra Backing Juventus Bid For Man Utd Winger Nani

    JD
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Reports have emerged claiming that Patrice Evra has backed Juventus’ move for Manchester United winger Nani. The Portuguese international has been linked with Juve for much of the summer. Evra, who left United for Juve last month, said: “He is a great player and it was a privilege for me to play with Nani. “If Juve are interested in him, I can only say that Nani would be a great purchase.” Related Footy NewsLiverpool Fear Manchester United Bid For Adam LallanaJuventus Right Move For My Career – Patrice Evra Man Utd Remain Interested In Juventus Midfielder Arturo…
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  • Join our Fantasy Football Prize League and submit your league codes here!

    fantasyyirma
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Of course we have the FantasyYIRMA.com mini-league available to join – but there are plenty of other leagues for you to join also. See below for sign up details for our Cash Prize league and a number of other leagues you can join up to also. If you would like to feature your league on […]
  • Burnley, Leicester City, QPR : 11 Promoted Players Who Could Shine In The Premier League

    fantasyyirma
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
      Guest Post from @TheGliffApp . If you would like to submit a guest post to feature on FantasyYIRMA.com simply drop us an email to FantasyYIRMA@hotmail.com   Download our app! bit.ly/GliffApp and create your own World Cup memes like this! #GERvPOR http://t.co/MZebF1uneO— The Gliff (@TheGliffApp) June 16, 2014   1. Kasper Schmeichel It would be […]
  • Newcastle United – A lot done or a lot to do?

    fantasyyirma
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Guest Post from @NUFC_Stats . If you would like to submit a guest post to feature on FantasyYIRMA.com simply drop us an email to FantasyYIRMA@hotmail.com Cast your mind back to December 26th 2013 – the mighty Mags had seen off Mark Hughes’ depleted Stoke City, at home, after a ‘man-of-the-match’ performance for referee Martin Atkinson. A […]
  • Burnley, West Brom and… Liverpool tipped for the drop: FantasyYIRMA Poll

    fantasyyirma
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    For our #FantasyYIRMA Question of The Day we asked our followers to pick the 3 clubs who would end up in the relegation spots at the end of the 2014/15 season. Incredibly, 13 different clubs (Liverpool and Tottenham included) were named as potential cannon fodder for the drop.. no personal bias in these results at […]
  • 2014/15 Premier League Season Top 7 Predictions : Guest Post

    fantasyyirma
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Guest Post from @hesham786 . If you would like to submit a guest post to feature on FantasyYIRMA.com simply drop us an email to FantasyYIRMA@hotmail.com     2014/15 Premier League Season Top 7 Predictions AGREE / DISAGREE – Get involved and leave a comment below With over 5 weeks left until the transfer window closes, it may be […]
 
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  • Barcelona close in on target Daniel Agger

    Aaron
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Reports from Spain suggest that Daniel Agger is ready to become Barcelona's central defender. Barcelona are reportedly offering Liverpool a fee in the region of £12m for his services. It looks like it's happening as Dejan Lovren has just joined the reds making it easy for Agger's exit. More on Daniel Agger
  • Catalans arrive at £105m St George’s Park for pre-season training

    Aaron
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:03 am
    The Catalan giants arrived on Monday at the £105m St George's Park for their pre-season training. The squad will be based at the Burton-upon-Trent complex from July 28th - August 2nd. More on Barcelona's pre-season
  • Battle is on for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado

    Aaron
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    The battle is on for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado says Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo. The Colombian who impressed at the World Cup is high on Luis Enrique's wanted list for his versatility despite Manchester United offering €38m for the star. More on Juan Cuadrado
  • Marco Reus angry with Barcelona snub

    Aaron
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Marco Reus is furious with Barcelona's snub after changing tack and signing Luis Suárez over him. It appears the 25 year old German international turned down the chance to play for Manchester United for the Nou Camp only for Barça to snub him for Suárez. More on Marco Reus
  • Was Mathieu a good buy or was Barca wasting its money?

    Aaron
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    The question everyone is asking this morning is was Jeremy Mathieu a good buy or was Barça wasting its money? Barcelona have just splashed out €20m euros on a player that is 30 years old and lots of people are not happy. Why couldn't Barça produce a central defender from La Masia? More on Mathieu
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  • New Oldham Athletic 2014/15 Away Kit Made By Sondico

    Lee Tattam
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    After playing their pre season games in customised training shirts the new Oldham Athletic 2014/15 away kit made by Sondico has been revealed. Oldham AFC had to cancel a photo shoot and play pre season matches in training shirts because their new 2014/15 kits were unavailable but today we can reveal the new away kit. […] The post New Oldham Athletic 2014/15 Away Kit Made By Sondico appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Football Kits Online!.
  • Topless Model ‘Reveals’ New Ayr United 2014/15 ‘Strip’

    Lee Tattam
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:23 am
    Scottish League One side Ayr United have taken the unusual step of revealing (literally) their new 2014/15 Adidas home kit (or strip) via a topless model. It’s one of the most ‘revealing’ kit launches of all time let alone 2014/15. The new Ayr United 2014/15 home shirt ‘worn’ by model Ellis Cooper has a black […] The post Topless Model ‘Reveals’ New Ayr United 2014/15 ‘Strip’ appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Football Kits Online!.
  • Nike AS Monaco 2014/15 Away Kit Revealed

    Lee Tattam
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Today the new Nike AS Monaco 2014/15 away kit was released by the French Ligue 1 side. The new AS Monaco 2014/15 away kit is inspired by the Monaco coastline and the two shades of blue represent the colours of the sea. With that said the base of the jersey is blue whilst the sleeves […] The post Nike AS Monaco 2014/15 Away Kit Revealed appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Football Kits Online!.
  • Puma Newcastle Utd 2014/15 Home Shirt

    Lee Tattam
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    News from the English Premier League as we can reveal the new Puma Newcastle Utd 2014/15 home shirt. Although the new Magpies home shirt hasn’t been officially unveiled yet it is available to buy from online retailers. The 2014/15 Newcastle Utd home shirt is made up of the familiar black and white stripes although the […] The post Puma Newcastle Utd 2014/15 Home Shirt appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Football Kits Online!.
  • Adidas Valencia CF Away Kit 2014/15 – Orange Is Back!

    Lee Tattam
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Football shirt news from Spain’s La Liga as the new Adidas Valencia CF away kit 2014/15 has been revealed with the slogan ‘Orange Is Back!’. The new Valencia CF away shirt for the 2014-15 season has an orange base colour but has thick diagonal stripes running across the front which are a slightly lighter shade […] The post Adidas Valencia CF Away Kit 2014/15 – Orange Is Back! appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Football Kits Online!.
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  • Matchbook Review – The Best in Football Betting

    Sammy Jakes
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:02 am
    Founded in 2004, Matchbook was acquired by investors in the UK seven years later and in the decade that the company has been in operation, it has grown to become one of the most popular betting exchanges on the ‘net’. That popularity has been developing in a competitive market where ‘household names’ tend to dominate [...]
  • Iker Casillas wants to join Arsenal

    Sammy Jakes
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has reportedly asked the club’s officials to terminate his contract in order to move to Arsenal this summer as a free-agent, reports the Daily Mail. The reports have suggested the 33-year-old would like to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, whose future at the Spanish capital has been under scrutiny [...]
  • What will Marco Reus bring to the Premier League?

    Sammy Jakes
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Germany’s Marco Reus suffered the agony of having to watch from the sidelines as his international team mates lifted the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. An ankle injury, suffered in the 6-1 warm up win over Armenia at the start of June kept the 25 year old out of the tournament but that hasn’t stopped [...]
  • What does next season have in store for Ronaldo according to the bookmakers?

    Sammy Jakes
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:58 am
    It’s never a bad idea to bet on Cristiano Ronaldo. Let’s face it the man is a born winner and whether he’s claiming the Balon d’or, winning the Champions League or finishing top scorer  in La Liga, Ronaldo’s never far from the summit of world football. Portugal’s failure to complement their star man’s talent with [...]
 
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  • Premier League: Vanishing spray to be used this season

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    The Premier League have announced on their official twitter account that referees will use vanishing spray during the 2014/15 season after officials saw the benefits at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. BREAKING: Vanishing spray will be used in the Barclays Premier League from the start of this season #SprayForBPL pic.twitter.com/uiTPXT4Ph3 — Premier League (@premierleague) July 30, 2014 The spray allows referees to do their job better in order to indicate the position between the ball and opposition players during free-kicks. Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore said: ““Having…
  • Twitter reacts to Chambers’s £16 move to the Gunners

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Arsenal have announced their fourth summer acquisition by signing Southampton’s highly rated defender Calum Chambers, for a fee reported to be in the region of £16 million. Post your messages using #WelcomeChambers and follow Calum on Twitter – @CalumChambers95 pic.twitter.com/bOSuoUCu1K — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 28, 2014 The 19-year-old teenager, who has 24 senior appearances for the Saints under his belt over the past two seasons. He is considered one of the best young full-backs in Premier League, who can able to play in both positions including centre-back and defensive…
  • Manchester United eye Liverpool target Arda Turan

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Manchester United are reportedly preparing a £32m bid for Atletico Madrid’s Arda Turan after Arturo Vidal refused to join the Red Devils, according to reports from The Express. The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for Arturo Vidal in recent weeks but with deal is now looking unlikely and it seems United manager Louis van Gaal has turned his attention to other midfield targets. Vidal has insisted that he was not interested in a move to Old Trafford this summer, as a result Louis van Gaal is all set to table a £32 million move for the 27-year-old midfielder, who has been a…
  • Matchbook Exchange Review for Football Fans

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    Matchbook was founded as a betting exchange back in 2004 and after it was acquired by UK investors seven years later, it began to focus more on British sports. In particular, football came to the fore and in the present day you can use Matchbook to access all the top games from leagues across the world. Low Commissions The company offer low commission rates across their book and levels are currently applied at an impressive 1%. However, for top football games in the UK and beyond, you can often find even lower figures. For the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Matchbook cut those rates in half so…
  • Arsenal set to offload midfielder Santi Cazorla for a fee of £15 million

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:50 am
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly willing to sell attacking midfielder Santi Cazorla for a fee of £15 million, according to Daily Star. The Spain international, who has two years left on his current contract, has attracting interest from his hometown club Atletico Madrid and the recent reports have suggested that the Gunners are looking to sell the 29-year-old this summer. The La Liga champions are reportedly favourites to land the Spaniard to Atleti as they look to strengthen their squad following the departures of Diego Costa and Felipe Luis to Chelsea. The ex-Malaga man, who has…
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  • Done Deal: Everton sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on a five-year contract

    Sumit Rawat
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Everton have officially signed Belgian starlet Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a club record fee of £28 million. CONFIRMED: @RomeluLukaku9 becomes our Club-record signing, arriving from Chelsea on a 5-year deal for a fee of £28million. #WelcomeHomeRom — Everton (@Everton) July 30, 2014 The 21-year-old striker has been Martinez’s No 1 target for the summer following his outstanding performance while on loan at Goodison Park last season. He penned a five-year contract with the Toffees, that will be worth around £70,000-per-week. Lukaku said: “I am really excited about rejoining…
  • Done Deal: Antoine Griezmann signs six-year contract at Atletico Madrid

    Sumit Rawat
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:35 pm
    The Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have officially signed the Frenchman Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad. .@AntoGriezmann has signed for six seasons. He’s now the team’s new player! #BienvenidoGriezmann pic.twitter.com/H2eKVulgTq — Atleti English (@atletienglish) July 29, 2014 The 23-year-old midfielder has penned a six-year contract with the Spanish champions for a fee to be reported in the region of 30million euros (£24m), that will keep him at the club until 30th June 2020. The France international has been heavily linked with a number of clubs for some time with the…
  • Done Deal: Dejan Lovren joins Liverpool from Southampton

    Sumit Rawat
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Premier League giants Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Southampton defender Dejan Lovren on a long-term deal for a fee in the region of £20 million. Breaking News: Dejan Lovren has completed his medical & is now an #LFC player! Welcome to Anfield #LovrenLFC pic.twitter.com/gMNFJWuVpJ — Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 27, 2014 The Croatian has had a fine debut Premier League last season, made 31 appearances for the Saints. He established himself as one of the leagues most effective defenders.  After completing a switch to Anfield, Lovren told liverpoolfc.com: “It’s a dream…
  • Done Deal: Didier Drogba returns to Chelsea on free transfer

    Sumit Rawat
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Premier League giants Chelsea have confirmed the re-signing of 36-year-old striker Didier Drogba on a season-long deal. Welcome back, @didierdrogba! http://t.co/WBjRzdFueR #CFC pic.twitter.com/S2lPNYxwwx — Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) July 25, 2014 The Ivorian international left Chelsea in 2012 to play in China and then Turkey and now he has rejoined the Blues as a free agent after leaving Turkish side Galatasaray. Drogba told Chelsea’s official site:  “It was an easy decision – I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again.” He said: “Everyone…
  • Done Deal: James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal at Real Madrid

    Sumit Rawat
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    The Champions League winners Real Madrid have officially announced the signing of Colombian star James Rodriguez on a six-year deal. Official Announcement: James Rodríguez http://t.co/DpaSpJqGIv #WelcomeJames #halamadrid pic.twitter.com/RVodZHoW5e — Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) July 22, 2014 The 23-year-old midfielder has signed for Real Madrid for a reported £63m, he becomes the Los Blancos’ latest summer acquisition – following the arrival of German star Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich. He will wear No10 shirt in the Spanish capital and join the star players with the likes of…
 
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  • STARTING XI: Vendee v Manchester United – Milk Cup

    Paul Bienkowski
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Manchester United made it to the final of the Dale Farm Milk Cup this evening after a 4-0 thrashing of Partick Thistle on Thursday evening. Paul McGuinness’ side have scored 20 goals in the tournament so far with Demetri Mitchell a candidate for the Golden Boot with his six goals scored so far. The match will not be broadcast live on MUTV, but the BBC in Northern Ireland will be streaming the fixture from 20:15 BST. Here are the starting eleven and list of substitutes for the match: Manchester United: Henderson; Reid, Tuanzebe, Williams, Borthwick-Jackson; Gribbin, Thompson, Borg;…
  • Mata enjoying new system

    Josh Davies
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata says he is enjoying his role in Louis van Gaal’s new system, and the whole team are learning from his methods. When Mata signed in January for a club-record £37.1m, there were questions over how he would fit into then-manager David Moyes’ formation, and indeed Mata found himself played mostly out wide to accommodate Wayne Rooney, in the number 10 position, and Robin van Persie. Despite this Mata managed six goals and four assists in 15 Premier League appearances. In the three pre-season games so far, Louis van Gaal has favoured a 3-5-2…
  • Manchester United were never in for me, says De Vrij

    Paul Bienkowski
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Manchester United were not interested in signing Feyenoord and Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij according to the player himself. During this summers FIFA World Cup in Brazil, many Dutch players were linked to the Old Trafford club, purely because their new manager Louis van Gaal  was of the same nationality and led them to the semi-finals of the tournament, beating Brazil to finish third, which was good for them. De Vrij was noticed by many United supporters, the rumours began to get stronger and suggestions of a move being complete were starting to become rife. With a few weeks of the…
  • ‘We don’t want Hernandez’ claim Atletico Madrid

    Nikki Layton
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Recent reports might fill Manchester United fans with confidence that they might still see Javier Hernandez in a red shirt next season. Various clubs have been linked with the Mexican, one team that have ruled themselves out the race for the striker is La Liga champions Atletico Madrid. Having already sold their talisman Diego Costa this summer, it is no surprise that Atletico are being linked with Europe’s top strikers. Atletico Madrid have been quick to quash any rumours linking them with various Premier League targets, quotes on the Sky Sport News website expressed what Atletico…
  • On Louis Van Gaal’s 3-4-1-2 (5-3-2 variation) formation

    Paul Bienkowski
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Louis Van Gaal has brought about a much-needed change in style to United’s game and appears most importantly to have restored some of that confidence and swagger in passing so characteristic of Fergie’s time. Although it’s early days still, but the improvement on the football field with regards to technique and approach is definitely a marked one. Moreover, Van Gaal has said that his job is not to train players in the legs, but in their heads. We need that winning mentality back and that transcends any debate about how we get there. So it was strange to see some comments from journalist…
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  • Spanish club Cultural Leonesa wear tuxedo-themed kit for charity match

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:28 am
    Players of Spanish third-division club Cultural Leonesa donned a somewhat special tuxedo kit for a charity match on Wednesday. It's unlikely that most football fans would have been aware of who the Spanish minnows were until last week, when they made headlines around the world with their tuxedo-themed kit. A cross between formal evening-wear and a sporting outfit, the tuxedo-esque strip was
  • Cristiano Ronaldo named 'Fittest Man Alive' by Men's Health magazine

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    Soccer heartthrob Cristiano Ronaldo has been declared as "Fittest Man Alive" by Men's Health and will appear on the cover of the magazine in over 60 countries for the September edition. Pic: @Cristiano Ronaldo, the fittest man alive, on the cover of @MensHealthMag. pic.twitter.com/agxamLUPz3— Real Madrid Info (@RmadridInfo) July 29, 2014 In the US edition, Ronaldo will appear shirtless, the
  • Ayr United unveil new kit with topless model in body-paint (NSFW)

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    Scottish League One side Ayr United have carried out their "traditional" new kit launch, by painting it on a half-naked woman. Photos: Action Images Don't forget to join us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates!Also see: Colombia legends cover adult magazine with topless models (NSFW) Dat Ass! Belgian players have shooting practice with girls' bum as target (SFW) Virtually naked
  • Deceased fan leaves entire fortune to Norwegian club in his will

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    A small Norwegian club FL Fart have received a much-needed cash boost after an elderly man passed away and gave all his belongings away to the club in his will. Erling Andreassen sadly died at the age of 91 on July 12th. A supporter of Fart all his life, Erling left around four million Norwegian Krone ($636,000) plus the proceeds of his house sale to his beloved club. The club from Vang
  • How Wigan owner Dave Whelan nearly bought Manchester United for just £11.5m

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:18 am
    Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has revealed that he almost bought Manchester United for £11.5 million back in the 1980s before the buyout was aborted as both parties got cold feet. #484383697 / gettyimages.com The JJB Sports founder agreed a deal with then United owner Martin Edwards but after a chat with his wife Patricia, Whelan feared the move could damage his sportswear empire. He told
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  • Joel Campbell Prepared To Embrace Arsenal Chance

    JD
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    It has been reported that Arsenal striker Joel Campbell is hoping to be given a chance in the Premier League this season after spending the past three years out on loan. “The Premier League’s the most interesting in the world and I’ve always wanted to play here. It’s my dream. And I believe I’m good […]
  • Arsene Wenger Insists Arsenal Never Interested In Mario Balotelli

    JD
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal were “never in” for Mario Balotelli and told Milan that Joel Campbell isn’t for sale. The Gunners boss spoke in his press conference this afternoon and shut down on-going transfer gossip about Balotelli. “For weeks we were buying Balotelli from one minute to the other and it was all […]
  • Wenger Dismiss Gerrard Suggestion That Suarez Too Good For Arsenal

    JD
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    It has been reported that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has dismissed Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard’s claims that Luis Suarez was too good to move to the Gunners last summer. Arsenal looked favourites for the Reds forward 12 months ago with a bid of £40million plus one pound – but the move proved unsuccessful and the […]
  • Bayern Munich Won’t Rival Arsenal For Sami Khedira

    JD
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Reports are out claiming that Arsenal have received a boost in their pursuit of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira. It is said that the Gunners’ move for the Germany international appeared under threat after reports emerged of Bayern Munich making a rival offer. But when asked about the Khedira rumours, Bayern supremo Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insisted: […]
  • Arsenal Lining Up Bid For Real Madrid Defender Alvaro Arbeloa

    JD
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Reports are out claiming that Arsenal are being linked with Real Madrid fullback Alvaro Arbeloa. AS says they could make a surprise swoop for ex-Liverpool star Arbeloa as they seek to strengthen their defence. Defensive pair Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers have already arrived from Newcastle United and Southampton respectively. Arbeloa is viewed at Arsenal […]
 
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  • Manchester City vs AC Milan

    YB
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    AC Milan : Agazzi; De Sciglio, Alex, Rami, Constant; Poli, Cristante, Muntari; Honda, Niang, El Shaarawy Bench: Abbiati, Gabriel, Mexes, Albertazzi, Abate, Bonera, Zaccardo, Saponara, Essien, Mastalli, Pinato, Pazzini, Balotelli, Mastour Man City: Caballero, Clichy, Kolarov, Boyata, Nastasic, Fernando, Navas, Zuculini, Sinclair, Jovetic, Iheanacho Bench: Hart, Wright, Lawlor, Richards, Bossaerts, Denayer, Rekik, Yaya Toure, Nasri, […]
  • AC Milan vs Olympiakos

    YB
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    OFFICIAL LINEUP ACMilan- Gabriel; Zaccardo, Bonera, Rami, Albertazzi; Cristante, Poli, Saponara; El Shaarawy, Niang, Pazzini Bench- Abbiati, Agazzi, Alex, Benedicic, De Sciglio, Di Molfetta, Honda, Mastalli, Mastour, Mexes, Modic, Pinato, Simic.
  • LIVE: AC Milan vs Sassuolo

    YB
    18 May 2014 | 10:53 am
    ???? ????? ???????? by dm_5161daa2c5edb OFFICIAL LINEUPS Milan: Abbiati; De Sciglio, Rami, Mexes, Constant; Montolivo, De Jong, Muntari; Taarabt, Pazzini, Kaka Bench: Amelia, Coppola, Zaccardo, Zapata, Emanuelson, Essien, Poli, Honda, Balotelli, Mastour, Petagna, El Shaarawy Sassuolo: Pomini; Mendes, Cannavaro, Ariaudo, Longhi; Chibsah, Magnanelli, Missiroli; Berardi, Zaza, Sansone Bench: Polito, Pucino, Antei, Terranova, Gazzola, Rosi, Marrone, […]
  • LIVE: Atalanta vs AC Milan

    YB
    11 May 2014 | 2:34 am
    AC Milan: Amelia, De Sciglio, Rami, Mexes, Constant, Montolivo, De Jong, Montari, Honda, Kakà, Balotelli Bench:Coppola, Gabriel, Abate, Bonera, Zapata, Emanuelson, Essien, Taarabt, Poli, El Shaarawy, Robinho, Pazzini Atalanta: Consigli; Raimondi, Benalouane, Bellini, Brivio; Baselli, Cigarini, Carmona; M.Moralez, Bonaventura; Denis Bench: Sportiello, Frezzolini, Caldara, Scaloni, Del Grosso, Migliaccio, Nica, Giorgi, Kone, Bentancourt, Brienza, De Luca […]
  • LIVE: AC Milan vs Inter

    YB
    4 May 2014 | 10:48 am
    AC Milan:Abbiati; De Sciglio, Bonera, Mexes, Constant; De Jong, Montolivo; Poli, Kakà, Taarabt; Balotelli. Bench:Gabriel, Amelia, Abate, Bonera, Zapata, Emanuelson, Essien, Honda, Muntari, El Shaarawy, Robinho, Pazzini Inter:Handanovic; Ranocchia, Samuel, Rolando; Jonathan, Hernanes, Cambiasso, Kovacic, Nagatomo; Palacio, Icardi. Bench:Carrizo, Castellazzi, Campagnaro Andreolli, Zanetti, D’Ambrosio, Alvarez, Guarin, Taider, Kuzmanovic, Botta, Milito
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  • Defeats mean Brazil must change

    Mike Njoroge
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
     It was Xabi Alonso — after Spain’s defeat to Chile in the second round of Group games — who remarked that eras end with defeats. The statement must surely have struck a chord with the Brazilian press.In no country is this more apt. Brazil may be the land of the samba, of the Rio carnival and of Cristo Redentor. This is where colour is given expression, where according to many, football’s spiritual home is located. England may have organised the game but it is Brazil that gave it a dash of pomposity.But for a country with five World Cups to its name, it is defeats which…
  • Matchday Musings: Brazil 1-7 Germany

    Charlie Martin
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    DevastationBaffled BraziliansThis has to go down as the worst night in Brazilian football history. What was supposed to be the greatest stage of them all, turned into the greatest humiliation in World Cup history. Brazil, on their home turf, failed to turn up and ended up capitulating in front of their entire nation. Utter disbelief is the feeling for everyone connected to the game after this result, and the Brazilians are now in a place that almost seems irrecoverable. They now face the proposition of a third place play-off, which will be a game that the Brazil team will want to avoid…
  • Matchday Musings: Germany 1-0 France

    Charlie Martin
    5 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    Jubilation for HummelsHummels with the momentMats Hummels was the difference between France and Germany in a tight game. The centyre-back’s twelfth minute goal was the defining moment in what resulted in the Germans reaching the last four. After a Toni Kroos free kick, Hummels got a deft touch on the ball to send it past a helpless, Hugo Lloris. It was an outstanding header from the Dortmund man, vindicating Jochim Low’s decision to play Hummels over centurion, Per Mertesacker.Spectacle not metBoth Germany and France had endured entertaining tournaments in the lead up to this…
  • Ranking African Teams’ Performance at the World Cup

    Mike Njoroge
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:29 pm
    If African teams disappointed at the World Cup in 2010, then this time there has been a bit of rectification. Here is how they rank as against each other at Brazil 2014. NigeriaStephen Keshi — leads his team on to the knockout stagesA slow start gradually developed. It speaks volumes of Stephen Keshi’s impressive managerial reign.After qualifying Nigeria for Brazil 2014, he became the first African manager to have qualified two African nations to the World Cup having already qualified Togo for the World Cup in 2006. Now, he becomes the first ever African manager to lead an…
  • Matchday Musings: Germany 1-0 USA

    Charlie Martin
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Muller secures the three points for the men in whiteThomas Muller was once again the saviour for his side in an edgy one nil win over the Americans. On a day where the Germans found it tough to find the back of the net, one bit of class was required to snatch victory. Muller, the Bayern Munich forward provided that class with a precise finish just after the break. With the ball rebounding sharply off Tim Howard, Muller expertly caressed the ball into the far corner. Muller’s goal secured the winning of group G, therefore Germany should avoid local rivals Belgium in the last…
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  • 5 Defenders Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United Simply Must Consider

    Sam Tighe
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Manchester United are pressing ahead with the 3-4-1-2 formation for the coming season, but Louis van Gaal still has an awful lot to do before he can make this “lopsided” team into a Premier League contender. The systematic change allows him to play three or four attacking options in a top-heavy squad, but it also places a strain on the back three/five that’s currently unmanageable. Van Gaal needs options—fresh recruits—in defence  before the opening ball is kicked, and here are five attainable defensive options that make too much sense to ignore. Daley Blind, Ajax…
  • Men’s National Team Session #2

    Louis Lancaster
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Turks and Caicos recently climbed 26 places in the FIFA rankings, the training drills below helped them do it. You could use Samba football goals for these drills. Not only are they practical but they also come in a variety of sizes. This is why they tend to be the training goals of choice for many clubs.   Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up suitable for numbers and ability. Rules: -The first team to score in the main goal wins the game. -To take control of the main goal, first a team has to score in their opponents goal across the pitch. -The team that scores across the pitch then tries to…
  • Labour Proposes Tax to Lift Grassroots Football

    Discount Football Kits
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    This week the Labour Party will announce plans to put levies on the Premier League and sports gambling firms in order to provide a boost to grassroots football. Some reports suggest that as much as £275m could be raised and used to improve facilities across the UK. The proposal comes as part of Labour’s “More Sport For All” consultation document, which aims to take advantage of the over £3bn revenue the Premier League generates from television deals as well as capitalise on the rising profits of sports betting agents. In 2012-13 the UK gambling industry saw revenues of more than £6bn…
  • Men’s National Team Session #1

    Louis Lancaster
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    This is the first of three men’s training sessions that that were conducted for the Turks and Caicos  islands in preparation for the Caribbean Cup. A good supply of footballs is needed for these drills. Drill 1. Structure: -Set up suitable for numbers and ability. -Good ball supply. Rules: -Play a game for 12 minutes. -Whites have 6 players. -Blues have 10 players. -I always ask the team with less players if they want a 1 goal lead, it’s up to them if they take it. -Once the game has finished, play again using same teams or change teams.   Drill 2.  Structure: -Set up suitable…
  • Charity Series: Football Beyond Borders

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    22 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Football Beyond Borders is a not-for-profit organisation that uses football to overcome social, cultural, racial and political boundaries, with the ultimate aim of improving the lives of people in some of the UK and the world’s most deprived regions. It was started in 2009 by the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) football team, whose players decided to embark on a tour to Turkey, Syria and Lebanon after their plan to visit Iran was scuppered by the Iranian election protests of that year. While in these countries the team played against people from eight different nationalities…
 
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  • The statement and a supposition

    Clive Elliott
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Tottenham have signed a player wanted by Chelsea, Manchester United, Everton, Newcastle and Arsenal but none of them have had a look in. Highly rated Eric Dier joined Spurs for just £3.96 million much to the annoyance of Sporting.Sporting have released a statement and then I'll take a guess at events leading up to the signing, but first let's read the Sporting statement."Sporting Clube de Portugal announces that during [July] the club started negotiations with Eric Dier over the renewal of his contract. "Unexpectedly, Sporting, SAD was confronted by the player's father and official…
  • Will Danny Rose surprise us again

    Clive Elliott
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    T've said it before, I'll say it again, Danny Rose is not as bad as some fans make out, yes he has areas he needs to work on that make him poor but he is a work in progress.Converted from a winger he is a beginner as a defender so positional play is not natural to him and that causes problems for the rest of the defence who have to cover for it, which affects their game. In he early part of last season, although many fans would never admit it, he was good, yes genuinely good. The reason was because he was working well with the left sided midfielder who was also helping defensively.He was…
  • Midfield a conundrum for Pochettino

    Clive Elliott
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Pochettino identified a problem at Tottenham apart from the obvious left side and centre-back issues. He was concerned that it took the side so long to get the ball from defence to attack.For this reason he has looked to bring in a ball playing defensive midfielder to replace Sandro, who can be brilliant defensively but isn't as creative as others and has been looking to move to Italy. Mousa Dembélé is a talented footballer that you always feel is not playing to his full potential, he is a dribbler rather than a passer, he dribbles from defence to the front players, that is…
  • The search for youth talent continues with Lazar signing

    Clive Elliott
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Tottenham Hotspur are looking to the future and attempting to sign young players who can then use the 3 year rule to qualify as home grown when they reach 21.It is a policy Arsenal adopted 10 years ago and one where Spurs now try to cherry pick the best youth players from around the world and sign them. Players such as Cesc Fabregas and Paul Pogba at Juventus as classified as home grown, as is Morgan Schneiderlin.Premier League rules stipulate only 17 non-home grown players over the age of 21 can be named in a Premier League squad but if a player spends 3 years registered with a club before…
  • No debut for McGee with no tour

    Clive Elliott
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Luke McGee made his Tottenham debut in the 76th minute against Chicago Fire on the North American tour.The young goalkeeper got his chance because Hugo Lloris had been at the World Cup, so along with all the players that were playing in Brazil he has a holiday. Number 2 Brad Friedel took over as the first choice keeper for the tour which a sensible move as he is American and our US Ambassador so it generates additional interest.The Tottenham game I believe was watched by around 30% more fans on US TV than the Arsenal game going on at the same time against New York Red Bulls, who have former…
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  • Wenger plans more signings this summer

    Michael Okeje
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Arsene Wenger has revealed the club could be bringing in more players this month. Having spent  £67m on Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers, Matthieu Debuchy and David Ospina, Arsene  Wenger says the club is still opened to bringing in new players this summer. “I’m very happy because I did what I wanted, and I am still open to do more,”  Arsenal new PUMA Kits for next season – Get yours Wenger says the club for once in a long time have been able to do their business earlier and he expects another busy period in August. “Let’s not forget that we are at the…
  • Injured Ospina to miss Emirates Cup

    Michael Okeje
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Arsenal new signing, David Ospina would miss the Emirates Cup due to a minor thigh injury. Arsene Wenger revealed this as his side prepares to face Benfica in the first game of the Emirates Cup on Saturday. Arsenal signed David Ospina from Nice as a replacement for Lukasz Fabianski. Wenger further revealed the goalkeeper would have to fight for a starting place ahead of Wojciech Szczesny. “I cannot tell you when he will play but he is in a position where he has to fight for his position,” said Wenger. “I like him as a goalkeeper because he’s intelligent, he’s…
  • Chambers was a major target – Wenger

    Michael Okeje
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Arsene Wenger has revealed new signing, Calum Chambers had been a major target for Arsenal this summer. Speaking ahead of the Emirates Cup tomorrow, Wenger revealed he has been tracking the 19 year old full back who can also play in central back and defensive midfield. Buy the new Arsenal PUMA Home and Away Kits Chambers signed for Arsenal from Southampton and Wenger believes he has a great future for Arsenal and England. “I like the player, I like the qualities he has and he’s a young prospect as well,” Wenger said. “He’s English and I hope that in the future he will…
  • Carl Jenkinson completes West Ham move

    Michael Okeje
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Carl Jenkinson has joined West Ham on a full season loan. Jenkinson who has made 57 appearances for Arsenal since arriving from lower division club, Charlton Athletic in 2011 for a fee of 1million pounds would now join the hammers on loan With the arrival of Matthieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers, it would not be any surprise to the player leave the club. Jenkinson has not lived up to the game especially as a replacement for Bacary Sagna. However, he has an opportunity to improve and come back a better defender. There have been speculations he would be sold to Hull City but it is West Ham who…
  • BREAKING: Arsenal to sign Juan Fernando Quintero

    Michael Okeje
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Arsenal are close to signing Colombian international, Juan Fernando Quintero from FC Porto according to reports. Reports from Colombia suggest Arsenal have made a bid of £15.8million for the 21 year old and he is on his way to London to finalize the deal. Quintero a very skillful midfielder who can also function as a winger plays for FC Porto. Popular Colombian journalist, Diego Rueda revealed his via twitter. Es real la posibilidad de que Juan Fernando Quintero juegue con el Arsenal. Estaría llegando el lunes a Londres. Ojalá se concrete. — Diego Rueda (@diegonoticia) July 31, 2014 As…
 
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  • Arsene Wenger Hopes Arsenal's Young English Players Will Bring Success to the Club and National Team

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken about how he hopes his core of young English players will form the future of the national team and lead the Three Lions to long overdue international success. The Frenchman was speaking at press conference before the club's participation of the Emirates Cup and revealed he hoped his English players could replicate the triumphs of countries like Spain and Germany.
  • Hull Boss Steve Bruce Bemoans Tom Huddlestone Miss in Euro Stalemate

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    Hull City boss Steve Bruce has bemoaned Tom Huddlestone's open-goal miss in the Europa League qualifying draw against AS Trenchin on Thursday.The Tigers had to settle for a 0-0 draw in their first leg tie against the Slovenians and Bruce admits that Huddlestone's chance would have been "easier to score".
  • Aston Villa Manager Lambert Says Assistant Roy Keane Is a "Really Good Football Person"

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    Sky Sports report that Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says he is enjoying working with his new assistant, Roy Keane. Lambert says that people misunderstand Keane - who is also the Republic of Ireland assistant coach - and that seeing him simply as an aggressive character is too simplistic.
  • Manchester United Hunt for Mats Hummels Back on - With Some Help From Liverpool?

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    The Mirror have reported that Manchester United are getting closer to a deal for German centre back Mats Hummels - with some help from an unlikely source. Dortmund, Hummels' current club, are unwilling to let him go unless they have a replacement lined up - and they recently began discussions with Liverpool about loaning the Anfield side's young defender Tiago Ilori.
  • Crystal Palace Announce Brede Hangeland Signing

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Crystal Palace have announced the signing of defender Brede Hangeland on a free transfer after he left Fulham at the end of last season. The giant former Fulham skipper, 33, has signed a one year deal at Selhurst Park, and the club's official website says that he could play his first game for the club as soon as Saturday.
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    Football Rants

  • Has Arsenal’s chances of signing Khedira opened up again?

    Vangeli Kollias
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:03 am
    In recent reports, Sami Khedira wage demands have put off the Gunners to sign the want-away midfielder from Real Madrid. Reports from Spain suggest that Bayern Munich are keen on signing the German on a free next summer. This is something that the Bernabeu club would like to avoid. Real Madrid are now eager to sell the midfielder to avoid this problem. The Bundesliga Champions have reportedly offered Khedira a big-money contract, claiming he could earn up to £250,000-per-week at the Allianz Arena. This has made the German interested since a starting spot has freed up since Toni Kroos’…
  • Most Entertaining Teams In Major League Soccer

    Shay Awosiyan
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:04 pm
    The 2014 MLS season has been quite captivating with copious amount of breathtaking goals and awe-inspiring individual displays. Even though MLS has been criticized for lacking fluid and eye-pleasing footballers like those who compete in Europe and housing former superstars that are at the twilight of their prestigious careers, there are multiple raw talents capable of creative jaw-dropping moments. Contrary to popular belief, the much-maligned league is competitive and has teams that are technically and tactically well-versed. If anyone is interested in watching a few MLS games, here are top…
  • Ta Ta Yaya

    ArifAhmed
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Over the summer Yaya Toure has lost the respect of many in the footballing world. He has put himself in the category of footballers that are overpaid, selfish and vain. The 31-year-old midfield general who is loved by all City fans, well, was – before the summer of ridiculous stunts he has been pulling. The Ivoirian’s agent Dimitry Seluk made it known that his client was extremely sad that no one at the Etihad had wished him a happy birthday. I know right, what are the club playing that. Don’t they know how important it is to wish their player a happy birthday? Don’t they value…
  • Even With Romelu Lukaku, Everton Won’t Finish In The Top Four

    Shay Awosiyan
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Everton’s record breaking signing Romelu Lukaku. Everton’s quest for a UEFA Champions League spot continues with the club announcing on Wednesday that they had signed Belgian sensation Romelu Lukaku. The Merseyside club had to part ways with 28 million pounds in order to permanently sign the 21-year-old forward. The Toffees fans are familiar with their new marksman after his fruitful loan spell with their club last season. Lukaku managed to find the back of the net 15 times in just 29 starts. Roberto Martinez’s decision to sign Lukaku move is quite commendable, but will the young…
  • The in depth guide to football in Argentina – Everything you need to know about the upcoming Argentine “Torneo de Transición”

    Daniel Fraiz Martinez
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
      As pre-seasons across the globe begin to wind down, over in the South American continent Argentina’s domestic campaign prepares to return this weekend, this being unique a unique campaign as it will be the last of its kind. This tournament known as the Torneo De Transicion, is named as such due to it being the last of its kind. The following season will see an increase from the current 20 team format, to a whopping 30 sides in the top division. The change therefore means that there will be no relegated sides this time around in Argentina (though the traditional average points system…
 
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  • The Top 10 Post Game Meals & Snacks – Infographic

    Dene Mitchell
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Until recently, I found eating a post game meal almost impossible. I play fairly late and my match doesn’t finish until 10.30pm.  By the time I get home, the last thing on my mind is preparing something to eat – I can barely drag my beaten and bruised body into the shower! Despite this, I have always been aware of the importance ... Read More The post The Top 10 Post Game Meals & Snacks – Infographic appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
  • First Touch – How to Improve Your Most Important Skill

    Dene Mitchell
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    How good is your first touch? Can you use both feet to the control a pass? Your ability to control the ball with your first touch is vital in all forms of football, but in five-a-side football, where space and time is limited, it is the key to becoming a great fives player. So, how can you improve your ball ... Read More The post First Touch – How to Improve Your Most Important Skill appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
  • The Rules of Futsal – Infographic

    Dene Mitchell
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    ‘The nature of the game made me feel so free when I played.  If it wasn’t for Futsal, I would definitely not be the player I am today’ – Christiano Ronaldo  With the focus so much on South America at the moment, the word ‘Futsal’ is being heard more and more in football media circles.  Many football fans are only ... Read More The post The Rules of Futsal – Infographic appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
  • 27 Insider Tips to Improve Your Shooting & Score More Goals

    Dene Mitchell
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    “You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky Gretzky was most likely referring to five-a-side football when he uttered these pearls of wisdom.  The short-sided form of the game, with its smaller goals, restrictions on where you can shoot from and faster, more pressured play, thrives on powerful and accurate shooting. But are your strikes on ... Read More The post 27 Insider Tips to Improve Your Shooting & Score More Goals appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
  • 3 Step Guide to Avoiding Shin Splints

    Dene Mitchell
    19 May 2014 | 2:00 am
      Have you ever suffered from shin splints? Do you know that shin splints make up 15% of all sports/running related injuries? A few years ago, when I was playing two or three games of five-a-side football a week (on some very poor artificial pitches), I developed shin splints.  If you have ever suffered from this affliction you will understand how frustratingly ... Read More The post 3 Step Guide to Avoiding Shin Splints appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
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  • 20 teams in 20 days – Crystal Palace

    Alex Morgan
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    Manager: Tony Pulis Stadium: Selhurst Park Nickname: The Eagles Finish Last Season: 11th When a manager takes over a club struggling in the relegation zone of any league late on in the season, his job is simple – to keep that club from going down. The manager’s job is immediate, so not often do the managers look past the end of the season. Tony Pulis might not have taken over Crystal Palace with the different goals than any other manager would have, but has, either inadvertently or intentionally, set his club up for a season in which they may not be in the relegation battle at…
  • 20 teams in 20 days – Chelsea

    Alex Morgan
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Jose Mourinho has a very specific management style. “He’s the most loyal, the most caring manager I’ve ever worked with,” according to Chelsea legend Frank Lampard. “I might be biased, because I love the man, but he does it instantly. He brings instant success.” Lampard was a man who Mourinho gave a chance at Chelsea. When he first broke through into the Chelsea squad, it was during Mourinho’s first term in charge of The Blues. Years on, Lampard remembered – saying this when Mourinho began his second term at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2013. At this point, he was…
  • St Albans 2-4 Eastleigh: Match Report

    Conor de Smith
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Eastleigh overcame Conference South side St Albans City 4-2 on Tuesday. Following games with Bournemouth, Swindon and Crawley they raced into the lead after Ben Wright converted a penalty. A deflected equaliser by Danny Green pulled things level before Jack Midson added the third, and an own-goal concluded the action after McAllister tapped in Eastleigh’s fourth. Conference South champions Eastleigh traveled the relatively short journey to St Albans in their penultimate pre-season friendly of the summer. The Saints were coming off the back of a 5-0 defeat to Watford on Saturday, and were…
  • 20 teams in 20 days – Burnley

    Alex Morgan
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Manager: Sean Dyche Stadium: Turf Moor Nickname: The Clarets (due to their colors) Finish Last Season: 2nd (Championship) Burnley were one of just twelve founding members of the English football league. At the start, it didn’t go so well for the club, and eventually found themselves in the second division just a few years after it was formed, and at the bottom of that by the beginning of the 20th century. Then, the club changed their colors from green to claret, to match that of the dominant club in football at the time Aston Villa, in hope for some luck. Then, the club won the FA Cup…
  • 20 teams in 20 days – Aston Villa

    Alex Morgan
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Previewing all 20 Premier League club’s campaign in 20 days, Aston Villa is next in alphabetical order. Manager: Paul Lambert Stadium: Villa Park Nickname: The Villa Finish Last Season: 15th Only seven teams have continuously been in the English top flight since it was rebranded as the Premier League in the 1992/1993 season – Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, and Aston Villa.  Among these clubs, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have won the league a total of nineteen of just twenty-two modern Premier League titles between them.
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    Soccer Highlights

  • Chivas 0 – 1 Bayern München

    Time Soccer
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Watch Chivas vs Bayern München Highlights Watch Friendly match between Chivas vs Bayern München at Red Bull Arena on August 1, 2014 in Harrison, New Jersey match videos, goals and highlights.Bayern Munich shook off their jet lag to win 1-0 in their first friendly on home soil against Chivas Guadalajara. The post Chivas 0 – 1 Bayern München appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Universitario vs Fiorentina Live

    Time Soccer
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    Watch Universitario vs Fiorentina Live Stream & Highlights Watch Copa EuroAmericana match between Universitario vs Fiorentina live at Estadio Nacional de Lima on August 2, 2014. Catch live streaming online for free, match videos, goals and highlights. Live streams links will be placing before the kick-off time. Final score results The post Universitario vs Fiorentina Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Schalke vs Newcastle Live

    Time Soccer
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    Watch Schalke vs Newcastle Live Stream & Highlights Watch Friendly match between Schalke vs Newcastle live at Veltins-Arena on August 3, 2014 in Gelsenkirchen. Catch live streaming online for free, match videos, goals and highlights. Live streams links will be placing before the kick-off time. Final score results and highlights The post Schalke vs Newcastle Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Everton vs Porto Live

    Time Soccer
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Watch Everton vs Porto Live Stream & Highlights Watch Friendly match between Everton vs Porto live on August 3, 2014. Catch live streaming online for free, match videos, goals and highlights. Live streams links will be placing before the kick-off time. Final score results and highlights goals videos will be The post Everton vs Porto Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Blackburn vs Stoke City Live

    Time Soccer
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Watch Blackburn vs Stoke City Live Stream & Highlights Watch Friendly match between Blackburn vs Stoke City live on August 3, 2014. Catch live streaming online for free, match videos, goals and highlights. Live streams links will be placing before the kick-off time. Final score results and highlights goals videos The post Blackburn vs Stoke City Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
 
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  • Manchester United vs Inter Milan Preview

    theunitedgirl
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    The time has come for us to face our old beloved captain Nemanja Vidic. So that is my XI and this time I know that Smalling will most likely be taking the captain’s armband. After an impressive tour so far, I have also started James ahead of Shaw and Will Keane deserves a chance as well as Zaha who has been confirmed to play as striker in the second half. Who would you play? Thank you for reading!
  • Manchester United vs AS Roma Preview

    theunitedgirl
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:06 am
    After the 7-0 battering of LA Galaxy, confidence should be high in the United camp and hopefully the players can produce another top performance against Roma. My Starting XI: So that is what my starting XI would be. Apart from Johnstone, I have included all the players that haven’t got a run yet with the only difficulty being where to play Zaha due to this formation. I put him in the RWB role to see what he can do defensively as well as offensively because as a winger for United it is important to help the defence out. James and Young who both performed well against LA Galaxy would both…
  • Manchester United vs LA Galaxy Preview

    theunitedgirl
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    So at last it has arrived: Louis Van Gaal’s first game in charge of United. We’ve waited for months and at long last we are ready to see the mighty reds in action again. Although I don’t have a clue what has gone on in training and thus have no idea what team Van Gaal will put out I am going to have a little stab at it. My Starting XI: So that is the team I would put out if I was in charge right now but there are still two more big questions: who will be captain and what will the squad numbers be? Luke Shaw is most likely going to take the number 3 shirt and Ander Herrera…
  • Reds in Rio (and the rest of Brazil) : Group Stages

    theunitedgirl
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:05 am
    13th June: The first red to appear on the world cup stage was Javier Hernandez as he came on as a 74th minute substitute for Mexico in their first group game against a tough Cameroon side. Although there were some questionable refereeing decisions, Mexico grabbed their deserved win with Hernandez unable to make too much of a contribution and missing a chance that he would usually have buried. That game was followed by the Spain v Hollands match which had opinions split on the eventual outcome. We were all shocked, including myself (I predicted 2-1 to Spain), as Van Gaal’s well organised…
  • New Website

    theunitedgirl
    22 Jun 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Dear readers, If am sorry that I haven’t posted in a while but I am currently working on coding for my new website which will be launched on the 1st August! http://www.theunitedgirl.co.uk This website will include my blog as well as many other more useful features which I cannot get with this WordPress setup. All has gone well so far and I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will be a success. If there is anything that you would like to see on this website, or even possibly want to do a bit of guest posting, do not hesistate to contact me directly. Email: themunitedgirl@gmail.com Once…
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    The Sports Waffle

  • Monday Morning Quarterbacks

    Karl O&#039;Shaughnessy
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    DUBLIN, IRELAND - You’d be forgiven for thinking that this is another post pertaining to the wonderful sport of american football which I am almost deliriously happy to say is now only six weeks away from regular season action. You’d be forgiven but you’d be wrong. Ironically it’s not just american football that deals with […]
  • The Sports Waffle Web Guide: Chris Brockman

    Karl O&#039;Shaughnessy
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
      DUBLIN, IRELAND - The Sports Waffle Web Guide returns once again to share another of my favourite sports related websites, blogs or podcasts. This weeks entry features one third of the now world famous Rich Eisen NFL podcast which sees NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, naturally, joined  by producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman for […]
  • Why the sun doesn’t always shine on Irish youth football

    Karl O&#039;Shaughnessy
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    DUBLIN, IRELAND - As I write this post today, some rare and unusual events are occurring in my life. Firstly, I’ve recently purchased a portable floor standing fan for my home to keep me cool during our second consecutive beautiful summer with temperatures today floating around an almost tropical 24 degrees celsius. Even more unusual […]
  • My toughest coaching role: fat to fit

    Karl O&#039;Shaughnessy
    8 Jun 2014 | 1:21 pm
    DUBLIN, IRELAND - When a season comes to a close like the recent Women’s National League campaign, it’s only natural to take some time off, recharge the batteries and get back on the horse. This year, it looks like this will not be possible following the decision of my club to withdraw the Women’s Team […]
  • Guest Blog: Ian Jenkinson on the highs & lows of sport

    thesportswaffle
    15 May 2014 | 1:01 pm
    DUBLIN, IRELAND – It’s time again for another guest blog on The Sports Waffle and for this one I’d suggest clearing your diary to read it! Today’s article comes from my childhood buddy Ian Jenkinson. I could write a book let alone a 2500 word blog post (yes really – he’s written a novel here!) on […]
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  • Lukaku became the highest paid player of Everton ever

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Lukaku became the highest paid player of Everton everChelsea’s Romelu Lukaku is expected to complete a permanent move to Everton today, according to several reportsThe 21-year-old netted 15 goals in 31 Premier League outings during his Goodison Park loan spell last term.And with Jose Mourinho having strengthened his strike force with the £32million arrival of Diego Costa this summer, Lukaku’s Chelsea future had been in serious doubt.But, after weeks of speculation, that has seen the Belgian World Cup star linked with a move to Everton, as well as a move away from the Premier League to…
  • Jose Angel move from Roma to FC Porto

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Jose Angel move from Roma to FC PortoPorto have officially signed defender Jose Angel from Roma on a free transferThe 24-year-old, who had spent the last two seasons on loan with Spanish side Real Sociedad, finalised his transfer to the Portuguese giants after signing a four-year contract with them on Tuesday.According to Roma’s official website, the Giallorossi agreed to send the left-back to Porto for free, but will still receive 50 per cent of any fee paid for the player if he’s sold in the future.The Dragons also announced that the Spaniard’s contract includes a €30 million…
  • De Vrij arrived in Rome, soon will officially become a player of Lazio

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:14 am
    De Vrij arrived in Rome, soon will officially become a player of LazioThe Italian side have picked up the Dutch international after he put in an impressive string of performances during the 2014 FIFA World Cup earlier this summerFeyenoord center back, Stefan de Vrij is set to arrive in Rome on Monday night to sign for Italian Serie A side SS Lazio, subject to a medical examination on Tuesday morning, the club's communications director has confirmed."We welcome with joy the best defender at the World Cup. He is an international-level signing "Stefano De Martino announced.There had been much…
  • Official: Antoine Griezmann new player of Atletico Madrid

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Official: Antoine Griezmann new player of Atletico MadridLa Liga champions Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign the French winger Antoine Griezmann from Real SociedadArsenal and Paris Saint Germain were heavily linked with a move for Griezmann, however he is set to join Diego Simeone's side. Atletico Madrid met the release clause of 30million euro (£ 24million), and the club confirmed the deal is in place on their official site. "Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad have reached an agreement for the transfer of Antoine Griezmann. "The young French footballer will sign a…
  • Sunderland's new player - Van Aanholt

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Sunderland's new player - Van AanholtSunderland have signed Dutch left back Patrick van Aanholt on a four-year-deal from ChelseaThe 23-year-old joined Chelsea in 2007, but struggled to gain any first team action, and has spent the last five seasons on loan with various clubs.For the past two and a half campaigns Van Aanholt was loaned to Vitesse with the defender making 114 appearances for the Eredivisie club, which earned him a call up to the Dutch national team. He was named among Louis van Gaal’s 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup, but was eventually left at home.This summer, Van…
 
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    Thick Accent

  • VINE: Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho extends the Daniel Sturridge dance

    Shadow King
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Hopefully Daniel Sturridge doesn’t take this seriously! The post VINE: Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho extends the Daniel Sturridge dance appeared first on Thick Accent.
  • Pics: Liverpool complete another summer signing!!

    Shadow King
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    No, it’s not Marco Reus or Radamel Falcao! But Zuri Hall, an American television host/personality. She will apparently make her debut on 10th August 2014 on LFCTV. The post Pics: Liverpool complete another summer signing!! appeared first on Thick Accent.
  • [Video] Arsenal boss taunts Liverpool captain over ‘too good for Arsenal’ remark

    Shadow King
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Arsene Wenger was at his trolling best as he hit back at Steven Gerrard during his press conference ahead of this weekend’s Emirates Cup. Commenting on Luis Suarez’s transfer saga with Arsenal towards the start of last season, Gerrard had said: “Last summer when he was out in the cold and training on his own, that’s the conversation I had with him. I said: ‘Don’t go to Arsenal,” “I would have been really sad and disappointed to see Luis go to Arsenal. With all due respect to them, I said to him that he was too good for Arsenal.” Wenger…
  • Newcastle Academy player Callum Roberts’ solo stunner against Eintracht Frankfurt [Video]

    Shadow King
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    An absolute worldie from the Newcastle United teenager, Callum Roberts, born in South Shields former Whitley Bay Sprogg! The post Newcastle Academy player Callum Roberts’ solo stunner against Eintracht Frankfurt [Video] appeared first on Thick Accent.
  • Thibaut Courtois first exclusive interview after returning to Chelsea [Video]

    Shadow King
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    Quotes: ‘It was so nice to see that the Chelsea supporters appreciated my talent and my work at Atletico,’ ‘To see them clapping me was quite special and hopefully now I can give them joy by helping the team win games and trophies. ‘That night was a really good experience, but obviously I was playing for the other side at Stamford Bridge so it was a little bit weird. Now I’m just looking forward to playing a game at Stamford Bridge in the Chelsea colours.’ The post Thibaut Courtois first exclusive interview after returning to Chelsea [Video] appeared first on Thick Accent.
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  • New York Red Bulls must seriously consider move for Ronaldinho

    Louis East
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
    With Brazilian legend Ronaldinho now a free-agent, a move to Major League Soccer is a real possibility after years of speculation. The 34-year-old left Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro on Monday and is set to decide where his next move will be by next week with offers from all over the globe. New York Red Bulls have been linked with a
  • Italian star to be New York City FC’s third major signing?

    Zack Walford
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    Fiorentina and Italy international Alberto Aquilani has been the latest player linked with a switch to MLS, with New York City FC reportedly an option. According to Sportmediaset, Aquilani’s contract negotiations are proving unsuccessful. With his contract expiring in 2015, reports suggest Fiorentina want to reduce his current wages of €1.8 million to €1.5 million.  Seemingly unhappy with the contract
  • Is Matt Besler set to leave MLS for England?

    Zack Walford
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Matt Besler could be set to trade life at Sporting Park for football in England after an eye catching performance in Brazil at the 2014 World Cup. Appearing on American radio station Sports Radio 810, Sporting Kansas City centre half Matt Besler revealed that English Championship side Fulham and English Premier League club Sunderland have submitted bids for defender. Besler
  • Will USA win the World Cup before England secure a second?

    Jamie Ives
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    As of this moment in time, the USMNT are in a better position to win the World Cup than England. This is mainly down to the infrastructure that Jurgen Klinsmann has installed within US soccer, as well as the regulations within MLS that promote youth development. There will be many that argue MLS is weaker than the English Premier League,
  • DeAndre Yedlin set for Italian Job

    Zack Walford
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    USA’s young World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin is set for a move from Western Conference leaders Seattle Sounders to AS Roma of Serie A. Although the USA full-back would remain with The Sounders until the end of the regular MLS season, before linking up with Genoa for six months from January 2015. Questions were asked of USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann
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  • Crystal Palace 2014/2015 Complete Match Schedule

    Alejandrino Valenzuela
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Footy Doctrine brings you the complete Crystal Palace F.C. fixture list for the 2014/2015 campaign. Credit to Mirror.co.uk   DATE VS Stadium Saturday 16 August 2014 Arsenal v Crystal Palace Emirates Stadium Saturday 23 August 2014 Crystal Palace v West Ham Selhurst Park Saturday 30 August 2014 Newcastle v Crystal Palace St. James’ Park Saturday 13 September 2014 Crystal Palace v Burnley Selhurst Park Sunday 21 September 2014 Everton v Crystal Palace Goodison Park Saturday 27 September 2014 Crystal Palace v Leicester Selhurst Park Saturday 4 October 2014 Hull v Crystal Palace The KC…
  • Burnley 2014/2015 Complete Match Schedule

    Alejandrino Valenzuela
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:06 pm
    The complete Burnley 2014/15 English Premier League match schedule brought to you by Footy Doctrine. Credit to BBC.CO.UK DATE VS Stadium Monday 18 August 2014 Burnley v Chelsea Turf Moor Saturday 23 August 2014 Swansea v Burnley Liberty Stadium Saturday 30 August 2014 Burnley v Man Utd Turf Moor Saturday 13 September 2014 Crystal Palace v Burnley Selhurst Park Saturday 20 September 2014 Burnley v Sunderland Turf Moor Sunday 28 September 2014 West Brom v Burnley The Hawthorns Saturday 4 October 2014 Leicester v Burnley King Power Stadium Saturday 18 October 2014 Burnley v West Ham Turf Moor…
  • Footy’s Latest Transfer News

    Ignacio Cervantes Jr
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Wednesday’s biggest rumors include a new home for Real Madrid’s Isco, Fernando Torres leaving Chelsea with a small price-tag and a Newcastle return for one of its former strikers. By Ignacio Cervantes Footy Doctrinaire Transfer News: Rumors around England’s Premier League © Reuters. Following his imminent departure, the Torres (blue) purchase will prove to be a misjudgment by the Blues’ front office. Today’s headline comes from Stamford Bridge where Chelsea F.C. prepares to offload out-of-magic striker Fernando Torres. Torres, a player who cost the Blues £50m in January 2011,…
  • Footy’s Transfer News

    Ignacio Cervantes Jr
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    Today, a shocking rumor involving Iker Casillas, a swap deal between PSG and Manchester United and the end to Romelu Lukaku’s confusing summer window. By Ignacio Cervantes Footy Doctrinaire Transfer News: Rumors around the Premier League © FarsNews – Rooney (back) and Cavani (no. 21) talk after England’s defeat to Uruguay during this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. Our news of the day comes from Manchester United F.C. as Wayne Rooney is pondering a move. According to the Daily Mail, United will swap Rooney for Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani if the England…
  • Footy’s Transfer News Latest

    Ignacio Cervantes Jr
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Liverpool hopeful for German starlet, Crystal Palace seal two transfers, City chooses possible Yaya replacement and Balotelli hints where he’ll end up. By Ignacio Cervantes Footy Doctrinaire With the World Cup finished, international players have started their short off-season sabbaticals. Those in search of a new club spend holiday pondering where to take their talents as preseasons begin. As the athletes reach their decisions, the transfer window starts showing players’ destinations. Balotelli and girlfriend Fanny Neguesha at a Puma store – thisisfannyneguesha Instagram…
 
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  • Manchester United vs Chelsea: Who Got The Better Value For Money In Terms Of Left Backs

    Srihari
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls Manchester United and Chelsea had completely different fortunes last time out. While Chelsea would’ve cursed their inability to claim another League title, the Red Devils couldn’t even finish in the top four and finished in their lowest position in the Premier League era. But, going into the summer, both clubs had one thing in common. Both the Blues and the Red Devils were in need of a world-class back. For United, Patrice Evra’s declining form mean that the club were in desperate need of a long-term replacement. As far as Chelsea were concerned, Ashley Cole’s form…
  • Arsene Wenger Hits Back At Steven Gerrard In His Typical Style – Arsenal Update

    SS Editor
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls “No player is too good for Arsenal football club,  and Steven Gerrard knows that. But I understand why Gerrard wanted him to stay, so that they could go for the Premier League. But anyway, it didn’t happen, and Suarez left anyway.” That’s what Wenger had to say about Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s claim that he convinced Luis Suarez to stay at Anfield by saying that he was “too good for Arsenal”. So after a couple of days of social media war between the Gunners and the Kopites, the man at the helm finally spoke today. The post…
  • Inter’s “Gambling” Transfer Market

    Haytham elhalmoushy
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls Anyone who’s following Inter’s ongoing transfer market must has asked himself, what’s the difference between it & last year’s one ? hardly nothing changed, despite the “supposedly” the big changes in the management and strategy in the last few months, but till now it looks that those changes hadn’t been into effect in the transfer market. New owner Eric Thohir opted for free & low cost signings despite promises of “big names” at the end of last season. One month away from the market’s closing date, Inter has…
  • English Journalist Hints Khedira To Arsenal Is Still On

    SoccerSouls
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:06 am
    Visit SoccerSouls Few weeks back it was reported that Arsenal have agreed a fee with Read Madrid to sign their central midfielder Sami Khedira but any possible agreement failed to materialize as Arsenal believe Khedira’s wage demands are too high for them to agree. Some reports even claimed that Arsenal have moved on from their German target, but talkSPORT presenter Stan Collymore insists Arsenal are still the favorites to sign the World Cup winner. Stan Collymore is a reliable source for transfers as he was the one who first leaked (in Twitter) about Arsenal’s interest in…
  • Arsenal New Boy Joel Campbell Dribbles Past Monreal As If He Is Not There

    SS Editor
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls It looks like the Gunners are making the best out of their pre-season training. After Giroud’s incredible step-overs to dribble past Koscielny yesterday, it is Campbell’s turn now. Although, he signed for the Gunners in 2011, the Costa Rican has been playing away from the Emirates on several loan spells and it is only now that the 22-year old has managed to train with the Gunners first team and is set to play his first season with the club. The clip is only a few seconds long, but watch how Campbell manages to turn Monreal inside out before speeding past him.
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  • Manchester United v Real Madrid Match Preview

    Haydn Cunningham
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
      Manchester United take on Real Madrid tomorrow night and anything but a defeat in normal time will see them progress into the International Champions Cup final in Miami. For Real Madrid, they are already out of the competition after a surprise 1-0 defeat to Roma on Tuesday. Manchester United have managed two victories so far in Group A over Italian opposition, a 3-2 victory against AS Roma was followed up by a penalty shoot out victory over a much improved Inter Milan side of whom former United skipper, Nemanja Vidic now represents. Louis Van Gaal will have been satisfied with the…
  • Manchester United 7-0 LA Galaxy Match Report

    Haydn Cunningham
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The first game under Louis Van Gaal simply put couldn’t of gone any better for the Dutchman. A 7-0 demolishing of a LA Galaxy side who have somewhat been on a steady decline since David Beckham departed the club. Captained by former Premier League striker, Robbie Keane, the Irishman could only watch and admire some of the goals that United were demonstrating. Louis Van Gaal will be quietly pleased with the performance which is a massive contrast to the first game under David Moyes’s reign last year. A 1-0 defeat in Asia didn’t seem to bother too many United supporters but…
  • Manchester United 2014/2015 Pre Season

    Haydn Cunningham
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:46 am
    Manchester United’s season gets underway in just over a weeks time as the 2014 Tour sponsored by AON is set to launch when United travel to the USA. The squad will leave for America on Friday 18th July where they will undergo some vigorous training sessions in the heat to prepare them for the up and coming friendlies and ultimately, for the English Premier League season. It will be the first time that Louis Van Gaal joins up with the squad and he will be very keen to start implementing his ideas and his approach into the club. The final squad won’t be named until the Friday they…
  • Arturo Vidal on his way to Old Trafford?

    Haydn Cunningham
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    Juventus midfielder, Arturo Vidal, is the latest player to be linked with a move to Manchester United and join Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw as our major signings so far this summer. The Chilean midfielder is currently on holiday after a successful World Cup campaign with Chile at Brazil 2014 and the tenacious midfielder is a particular interest for Louis Van Gaal. Louis Van Gaal will now look to take the reigns at Old Trafford with immediate effect as he guided Holland to a 3rd place finish at this years World Cup with a 3-0 win over Brazil and will now turn his attention straight to the job…
  • Possible Manchester United XI 2014/2015

    Haydn Cunningham
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
      We can all go beyond our wildest dreams of what potential dream teams we could assemble at Old Trafford and Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo upfront would be at the forefront for a lot of football fans. But realistically, we can remain quietly optimistic that we will have a squad more than capable of getting the English Premier League trophy back. Goalkeeper: David de Gea – The Spaniard has come on leaps and bounds since he signed from Atletico Madrid and despite a tentative start, de Gea has now established himself as one of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers. His…
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    FOOTY FAIR

  • 10 Best Streaker Pictures in English Football (Gallery)

    Pedro Almeida
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    As long as there have been football matches there also have been streakers. The loving people that decide to take their clothes off and run on the field during a football match deserve a space to be remembered, I will be offering them that space. Here are 10 of the best pictures of streakers in English football.
  • 10 Questions With a Pro - Tony Sanneh

    Kon Rabinovich
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This week for 10 Questions With a Pro we had the pleasure of picking the brain of Tony Sanneh. Tony spent 15 years playing professional football in the US and Germany, and was a crucial part of the USA Men's National team that made a run to the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea. In that World Cup Sanneh played every single minute in all of his country's matches. FootyFair: Coming from St. Paul, Minnesota, what made you choose Soccer over the much more popular Football, Basketball or Baseball sports at the time? Tony Sanneh: I visited The Gambia when I was 6…
  • 5 Matches to Watch This Weekend + A Few Others

    Kon Rabinovich
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    With some European football leagues already underway and many more about to kick-off over the next few weeks, this weekend offers a variety of action to watch. This week we featured the 5 matches that should be more competitive in nature, but also added a list of friendly fixtures you may not want to miss.#5 - Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (MLS - Saturday, August 2)For those of you that never watched Major League Soccer, this may just be the one you want to be your first. Perhaps not so much for the quality on the pitch as the one in the stands, because these two cities can't stand each…
  • England Clubs Leaked & Released Kits 2014-15 Season (Gallery)

    Pedro Almeida
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here are more club kits from England EPL and Championship teams.Barnsley Away JerseyBarnsley Home JerseyNorwich City Away JerseyHuddersfield Town Home JerseyHuddersfield Town Away JerseyTottenham Home JerseyTottenham Away JerseyArsenal Away JerseyArsenal Goalkeeper JerseyArsenal Goalkeeper JerseyArsenal Home JerseyArsenal 3rd JerseyBlackburn Rovers Home JerseySouthampton Home JerseyBurnley Away KitCrystal Palace KitsManchester City Home JerseyManchester United Away JerseyManchester United Away JerseyManchester United Home JerseyCoventry City Away JerseySunderland Home JerseyQPR Away KitQPR…
  • 5 Less Known Facts About Yaya Toure

    Pedro Almeida
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Yaya Toure is one of the best African players playing in Europe and the Manchester City player is known for his play on the field and his commitment to every single tackle. Even a big star like Yaya Toure has a side less known to its fans, so we will be looking at the 5 less known facts about Yaya Toure.Your knowledge of these facts will determine how big of a fan you are.Fact 1Yaya Toure almost joined Arsenal in 2003. He was playing for Beveren of the Belgium league and trialed at Arsenal during that time. The team wanted to sign him but had difficulties obtaining a work permit that would…
 
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  • Toni Kroos’ Transfer Proves United Policies Not Working

    Craig
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    A sense of unwanted familiarity dawned on Manchester United supporters after another rumoured long term target, Toni Kroos, was presented to the media as a Real Madrid player on Thursday. The German midfielder’s switch from Bayern Munich makes him the latest in a long line of talents to move on to another top European club, following the breakdown of an anticipated move to Old Trafford. The possibility of Kroos arriving in Manchester had been discussed at length since the turn of the year, with former manager David Moyes looking to draft in big names to reverse the misery that was the…
  • My 5-3-2 Lineup

    DareToVanGaal
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    Louis Van Gaal will be prepared to take Manchester United first training session today. From what I believe I think the 5-3-2 formation will be used a lot by the Dutchman. This formation has become very popular under Mr Van Gaal which is effective as shown during the games vs Spain and Brazil at this years World Cup. My opinion is Vidal will sign for Manchester United I will now follow on to why I believe the deal will happen. Many reports have come in from Italy after Juventus manager resigned from Juventus saying Conte took this action because the club’s board went against his views…
  • Vidal Joining United

    Craig
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:11 am
    There has been a lot of transfer talk about players joining Manchester United in the summer. This has been fuelled by the fact United signed Shaw and Herrera last week taking our transfer spend to almost £60 million already. Another player looking set to join the Reds is Arturo Vidal from Juventus. The no nonsense midfielder was a star for Chile at the World Cup in Brazil and has been a key figure in the side which helped Juventus win Serie A. Louis Van Gaal has made Vidal one of his top transfer targets and wants the 27 year old to join and sign a 4 year contract. Vidal Wages In order to…
  • Herrera’s Partner In Midfield?

    DareToVanGaal
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:47 am
    Who should Ander Herrera partner up with? Ander Herrera deal is now done but now all Manchester United fans will be wondering who’ll partner up with the Spaniard in midfield.verly will either join Arsenal or Everton, so these two players are definitely out of contention. To be honest Cleverly would leave because Louis Van Gaal may not see the midfielder as a player up to Manchester United’s standards. So Louis Van Gaal can either sell him or give him a hardcore training session for a season which looks to work for players whilst he has managed other players at big teams for…
  • 5 Targets Who Can Help Us Win The League

    DareToVanGaal
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:08 am
    Manchester  United transfers targets      This season will be really difficult compared to last year if Manchester United do not use the benefits of the transfer window. We have now lost two solid experienced defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic after last season. I will now give my opinions and views on which players our new boss Louis Van Gaal should sign during the summer transfer window. These are the players I feel we should buy and why I believe they could help us win our title back . Players who I feel could join Manchester United: Mats Hummels – The big German wall that…
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    The Football Vault

  • Liverpool’s Lucas, Sakho, and Brad Jones Interviewed By Kids

    TheFootballVault
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Liverpool trio Lucas Leiva, Mamadou Sakho, and Brad Jones all got the chance to sit down with a bunch of kids in America for a little Q&A session.The trio seemed to be in good spirits as the kids grilled them with questions you would expect from toddlers.Watch the video below.
  • Michel Vorm First Interview After Joining Tottenham

    TheFootballVault
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Michel Vorm has given his first interview after joining Tottenham Hotspurs in a £3 million deal from Swansea.The player came to the attention of Tottenham after his displays with Swansea elevated him to the status of one of England’s top goalkeepers.The Dutch goalie will now be expected to battle it out with Spurs goalie Hugo Lloris for the place in Tottenham’s starting line up.
  • Arsene Wenger Responds To Steven Gerrard’s Arsenal Comments

    TheFootballVault
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    Steven Gerrard caused a media frenzy yesterday when the player said that he told Luis Suarez that he is too good to play for Arsenal when the player was weighing up the option to join Wenger in North London.The player has since moved to join Barcelona after having a tremendous season with Liverpool where they narrowly missed out on the Premier League title.Wenger has responded to these comments, claiming that Gerrard only said that out of self necessity as Liverpool needed Suarez to win the Premier Legaue.He also sent a little jab in Gerrard’s direction, by reminding them how they…
  • Mourinho Interview: Discusses Costa, Lukaku, Chelsea’s Goalies & More

    TheFootballVault
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Jose Mourinho got the chance to sit down with Skysports in which he discussed many issues surrounding his club.Among them being how new star striker Diego Costa will settle with Chelsea and in the Premier League, the sale of highly rated young striker Romelu Lukaku to Everton, and also the current goalkeeping battle at Chelsea with Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois.
  • Ronaldo Showing Off His Juggling Skills In Training

    TheFootballVault
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Ronaldo never misses an opportunity to showcase his juggling skills with the ball.The latest clip of him doing so comes from Real Madrid’s training camp in Eastern Michigan where the player is making his way back to match fitness.Whilst on break, he got to juggling the ball and showing just how skillful he is when playing keep ups.
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  • Schweinsteiger: Just Another Fan or Agent Provocateur?

    Rick Joshua
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    The tabloids have since time immemorial engaged in the business of muck-raking, then taking that small molehill-sized pile of muck and making a mountain out of it. The case has been little or no different with the story of Germany’s heroic World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger and the “controversial” video footage of him singing an insulting song about Borussia Dortmund in a crowded bar with a number of supporters of his club FC Bayern München – and one individual who, as it turns out, was not such a big fan. In an otherwise inconsequential story that would do the…
  • Liverpool Complete £20m Transfer of Southampton Defender Dejan Lovren

    Jimmy Cartwright
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    Liverpool have completed the signing of Dejan Lovren from Southampton for £20m. The 25-year-old, who joined Southampton from Lyon last summer, has signed a five-year deal with the Merseyside club. He has become Liverpool’s most expensive defender, surpassing the £18.6m paid for Mamadou Sakho last season. The Croatian international adds some much needed depth to the Liverpool defense, an area that cost them dearly in the run in for the Premier League title last season. His versatility to operate both in his natural position of center-back and full-back makes him the perfect fit for a…
  • PSG Lead Race for Manchester United Target Angel Di Maria

    Darren Ash
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:48 pm
    European champions Real Madrid have already strengthened their side with the signings of World Cup stars James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos from AS Monaco and Bayern Munich respectively, and they are reportedly looking at bringing in a top class striker as well. But one man that could be heading in the opposite direction is Angel Di Maria, who has been linked with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, among others. Despite a tremendous season and very good World Cup it would seem that the Argentina international’s chances will be limited this season. With Colombian Rodriguez and…
  • Real Madrid Plan Swoop for Romelu Lukaku and Radamel Falcao

    Oderinde Olufemi
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Reports from Spanish media suggest that Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is readying a surprise bid for Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku. Ancelotti wants more firepower up front after Alvaro Morata was sold to Juventus in a 20million deal. Los Blancos have just one recognized striker in Karim Benzema but now eye a move for the Belgian international. Chelsea have reportedly quoted a fee of 30million for Lukaku as uncertainties continue to surround his future with the West Londoners. Everton were said to have been close to making a permanent deal for Lukaku, who spent last season with the…
  • AS Roma Close in on $5m Deal for USA Right-Back DeAndre Yedlin

    Datti Jinkiri
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:40 pm
    It looks as though another American footballer could be making his way overseas. DeAndre Yedlin, the 21-year-old Seattle Sounders defender, is being primed for a signing by Serie A club AS Roma in the coming days, with Gianluca di Marzio of Sky Sports Italy confirming this. The signing would be in the area of around $5 million (€3.5 million), making it the most expensive transfer in Major League Soccer’s short history. AS Roma are reinforcing their squad with a few new additions. Along with the potential addition of Yedlin, the club brought in one of the top English full-backs, Ashley…
 
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    Football Extras

  • Arsenal linked with Colombian playmaker Juan Fernando Quintero

    Football Extras
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Colombian journalist Diego Rueda has claimed that Porto midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero is set to travel to London on Monday to discuss the possibility of a move to the Emirates. Es real la posibilidad de que Juan Fernando Quintero juegue con el Arsenal. Estaría llegando el lunes a Londres. Ojalá se concrete. — Diego Rueda [...]
  • Olivier Giroud to be offered new two-year contract by Arsenal

    Football Extras
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:41 am
    Arsenal star Olivier Giroud is reportedly close to signing a new two-year contract extension with the Gunners. The 27-year-old, who joined the North Londoners from Montpellier in 2012 – still has two years remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium, which expires in 2016. However, the French newspaper L’Equipe claim that the veteran [...]
  • Pay €100m for Kevin Strootman, says Roma boss Garcia

    Football Extras
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Roma manager Rudi Garcia has told Manchester United to pay whopping €100m if they want to land Kevin Strootman to Old Trafford, according to the Daily Mail. The 24-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Old Trafford since Van Gaal’s appointment as the Red Devils looks to strengthen their midfield ahead [...]
  • Liverpool fans reaction after Rodgers plans Bertrand move

    Football Extras
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has shown his interest to bring Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand to Anfield as he looks to bolster his defence ahead of he 2014-15 campaign. The reports from Daily Mail suggest – after failing to secure the services of Swansea’s Ben Davies and Sevilla starlet Alberto Moreno, the Reds are now reportedly [...]
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  • 2014/15 Fantasy Premier League Is Here!! Join Our Private League..

    Shantanu Ambekar
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    It’s here!! With just over two weeks to go to the start of the 2014/15 Premier League season, the biggest Fantasy Football game in the world is back. With a few managerial changes, players coming in and going out, this Premier League season is expected to be one of the most exciting ones in the history. […] The post 2014/15 Fantasy Premier League Is Here!! Join Our Private League.. appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • Top Ten Teams of World Cup 2014 – Chile

    Tanya Kini
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm
    La Furia Roja, the only country in South America not to share a border with the host nation and by far, my favourite underdogs of the tournament – Chile, surprised everyone when they battered a deflated Spain 2-0 to qualify for the Round of 16 along with the Netherlands as early as the 2nd week […] The post Top Ten Teams of World Cup 2014 – Chile appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • World Cup 2014 – Top Ten Teams Of The Tournament

    Tanya Kini
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Over the next few days, this series of posts will look at the top 10 teams that surprised and excelled beyond expectations of the footballing world during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Here are the list of teams that I believe are the ten best teams in this World Cup (in no particular order).. […] The post World Cup 2014 – Top Ten Teams Of The Tournament appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • World Cup 2014 – Team Of The Tournament

    Shantanu Ambekar
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, one of the best World Cups in recent years, ended on Sunday, with Germany coming out on top by beating Argentina 1-0 at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. With a total of 171 goals scored, the Brazil World Cup equaled the record for most goals scored at […] The post World Cup 2014 – Team Of The Tournament appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • World Cup 2014 – Best Moments

    Abu Ali
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Every World Cup have their memorable moments, so lets have a quick look back at some of the great moments the 2014 FIFA World Cup has provided us… COSTA RICA AND THEIR MAGICAL RUN Group D contained four times winners Italy, two times winners Uruguay and one time winner England. The final nation were minnows Costa Rica. Not many […] The post World Cup 2014 – Best Moments appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
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  • Stoke City announced the signing of Barcelona wonder kid

    Danish Tahir
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Bojan Krkic signs for Premier League side Stoke city on a four year deal for an undisclosed fee. The 23 year old moved to Stoke City from Barcelona after completing his loan period for the Dutch Giants Ajax where he helped them get the Dutch Eridivise 2014, scoring 5 goals in 32 appearances. Stoke City’s […]
  • Bluebirds loses Captaincy to QPR

    Muhammad Waleed Ozair
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Former Cardiff Defender Steven Caulker joins Queens Park Rangers on a 4 year deal. QPR have reached an agreement on the signing of Steven Caulker for an undisclosed fee.   The Cardiff boss had stated before, that his squad was destined to lose star players after their relegation from the premier league.Only last summer had […]
  • Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid for £24m

    Danish Tahir
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    According to the reports, the 24 years old World cup winning German play maker is handed a six year contract and will wear the no.8 shirt for the European champions. A product of Hansa Rostock’s youth system before moving to Bayern Munich at the age of 15, Toni Kroos has won three Bundesliga titles and […]
  • PFF: Pakistan will play against India next month

    Danial Hassan
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Two rivals will face each other, Indo-Pak football series in India next month: PFF Pakistan Football Federation ( PFF ). KARACHI: The PFF said today that Pakistan and India will play a bilateral series of football next month in former’s den. This bilateral series is going to be the first one after a gap of […]
  • Brazil appointed Dunga as their new Coach

    Abdul Rehman
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Dunga replaces Scolari after his resignation and another era begins as Dunga returns for the job, who managed their 2010 World Cup campaign.   Brazilian Football Confederation has named Carlos Caetano Bledron Verri ‘Dunga’ as their coach on Tuesday . After an embarrassing end to the World Cup 2014, Scolari resigned from the post and Brazil were looking […]
 
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    Screamers 'N' Schemers

  • Bye Bye, BIllo!

    Robert Foster
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    So a great World Cup ends and with it a great broadcasting career too. I think it is very possible that the RTE soccer panel may easily lose some of its lustre with the legendary anchorman now departed, for Darragh Maloney certainly ain’t no Billo! Harsh? Maybe, but he’s had a hard time controlling Dunphy on more than a few occasions and he’s gonna have to up his game here and take these guys head on. We were provided with some great TV to match the great football by our pundits over the course of the tournament. Take your pick from Dunphy swearing live on Tv, Glen “Al…
  • Germany V France – a Rich World Cup Rivalry

    Robert Foster
    4 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Manuel Neuer likes to play as a sweeper, and in fairness he does it pretty well. But a German keeper charging out at a French attacking player will evoke bad, bad memories for any French supporter of age enough to remember this….. Was it the worse unpunished foul ever? Probably. Helped Ze Ghermans to fight back and win the 1982 World Cup Semi Final in Seville. A trick which they repeated 4 years later in Mexico. So all in the force of history looks to be with them. But they play an awfully high line this German team so hopefully Neuer won’t be repeating Schumacher’s trick!
  • Kenny Cunningham, the Human Hand Grenade!

    Robert Foster
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    Great action in all the last 16 ties (USA Belgium, best extra time I’ve ever seen) but some equally great action coming Pundits-side. We’ve had some superb Faux pas this week, from George Hamilton referring to Germain Jones of the USA as Cobi Jones (he played for them about 15 years ago) to Glenn Hoddle referring to Algeria as Al Jazeera, see video below. This is classic and all bets are off as far as best Punditry Faux pas, this won’t be beaten! But Kenny Cunningham has been the most entertaining viewing for me this week and was aptly described, as above, by one tabloid as…
  • Is Suarez Dunphy’s Lovechild?

    Robert Foster
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:24 am
    Luis strikes again! A bit late to this one due to a hectic weekend folks but here Goes….. They say the Leopard never changes his spots, and so it’s been proved! Firstly, let’s get this out of the way, the punishment is just about fair. Biting is disgusting, too many kids watch the game, it was his third offence (not to mention the racism) so all in all I think FIFA got it right.There are a lot of people saying that FIFA are hardly Doyens of righteousness to be handing out such bans, and maybe this is so, but it is still their job to dish out discipline when needed.
  • Kill Your Granny!

    Robert Foster
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:02 am
    World Cup Pundits Watch, Week 1 Well the football has been superb in the first week (well most of it has!) but we’ve had some real gems from our pundits too. I will admit I keep too much of an eye on the Irish side of things but I’ve kept a small eye on the Brits too. Here’s a quick run down of the Good, the Bad and the Phil Neville from the first week. The Good 1. Only One place to start here, “he was fuck**g dreading it, Bill” 2. Kill Your Granny. Gilesy wants the English lads to not only be intellectuals but also to be “kill their granny”…
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    Dugout Debate

  • Palace make great swoop to boost survival hopes

    Editor
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Tony Pulis continues to work his magic at Crystal Palace, snapping up free agent Brede Hangeland on a one-year deal. The centre-back was released by Fulham following their relegation from the Premier League and Pulis has wasted no time in snapping up the veteran to enhance his defensive options. Hangeland brings a wealth of experience to Selhurst Park, having played over 200 league games for Fulham over the course of seven seasons. He will be a valuable addition to the Palace squad could be a key man in Palace’s push to stay away from a relegation battle. The Londoners struggled for…
  • Burnley continue good summer work as Mee signs new deal

    Editor
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Burnley have had a fairly successful transfer window so far this year, bringing in some quality to bolster their squad for Premier League survival, whilst also keeping hold of their top talents. The good news continues for their fans with promising defender Ben Mee signing a new three-year contract at the newly promoted club. For any club promoted from the Championship to the Premier League, keeping the core of your team together is key to survival in the top flight of English football. Mee was key in Burnley’s promotion push last season, playing in 38 league games last season in a…
  • Villa set to suffer following skipper’s successful World Cup?

    Editor
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Aston Villa captain, Ron Vlaar, is set to meet with his agent to discuss his future following a rise in his stock following an impressive World Cup campaign. The Dutch centre half was one of the surprises of the tournament, putting in a string of solid performances under Louis Van Gaal, which helped the Netherlands to a third place finish in Brazil. Vlaar stood out as the rock in the centre of defence alongside Stefan de Vrij and Martins Indi, keeping four clean sheets in seven games, including two against Argentina and Brazil. The 29-year-old defender’s head seems to have been turned…
  • Newcastle not put off by Remy medical failure

    Editor
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has admitted his club are closely monitoring Loic Remy’s situation at Queens Park Rangers following Liverpool’s decision to pull out of a deal to sign him. The 27-year-old striker was poised to complete an £8.5m switch to the Merseyside club, but the plug was pulled on the deal when Liverpool decided they were not happy with the results of his medical. The comments from the Magpies boss have sparked speculation he could be looking to bring the French international to St. James’ Park on a permanent basis following some impressive…
  • West Ham closing in on Jenkinson

    Editor
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Sam Allardyce is expecting to finalise a loan deal for Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson within the next 24 hours. The West Ham boss has pounced following the Gunner’s signings of Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers which has pushed the full back down the pecking order at the Emirates. Originally it was thought a permanent deal was a possibility, but it appears Arsene Wenger still has hopes Jenkinson will come good, so wants to expose him to regular first team football in the Premier League. What was originally a rumour has been confirmed by the West Ham boss when he was speaking to…
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  • Roma beats Real Madrid

    sam
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    The pre-season practice time is not going well for Real Madrid. After losing the International Champions Cup’s first match held in USA, Real Madrid has again beaten by Italy’s other top club Roma. They have to leave the playground with the loss of 1-0 goal. Last year, this pre-season tournament’s title was going to Real’s […]
  • Chelsea think about Drogba : Mourinho

    onlineparker
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Chelsea are thinking of re-signing Didier Drogba. Didier Drogba spent eight years at Stamford Bridge, departing in 2012 after making the difference in the Blues’ Champions League final success against Bayern Munich, but is available again after making a decision to leave Galatasaray. Mourinho believes that he could still be […]
  • Real shaking in ‘James fever’

    sam
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    Between years ago, there was no one for No. 10 jersey in Real Madrid. After leaving of Mesut Özil, The place is kept the jersey was empty in Santiago Bernabéu’s locker room. But James Rodríguez solved that problem. No, He not yet have the opportunity to get down on the field to play wearing Real’s […]
  • Again the ‘Messi’ flash

    sam
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Lionel Messi has to come back with penance even he was very close to winning the trophy. His supporters were disappointed too. This Argentine star can’t grab the win even he was too close to it. Will he get such opportunity again? However, it is not possible to find out the answer of the question […]
  • Louis van Gaal is aware to his team

    sam
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    After taking Manchester United’s coaching responsibility, Louis van Gaal makes checkmate in the first match. This red devil wins a big difference of 7-0 goals against the Los Angeles Galaxy in the pre-season match. However, van Gaal couldn’t be satisfied with this victory. This Dutch coach comments that there are many problems in the team […]
 
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  • REUS TO LIVERPOOL?

    Stuart Drewery
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    I HEREBY DECLARE that I couldn’t care less if Marco Reus signs for Liverpool. In my opinion, he is VERY OVERRATED by football fans around the world, but I have seen a very large amount of people talking about his transfer to Liverpool. They’re DESPERATE to sign him. Do you know what? I don’t think some of the fans who have been obsessively talking about his potential transfer have even seen him play. He has only ever played (on a domestic level) for German clubs in the Bundesliga and unless you’ve been watching the German League closely, you won’t have seen…
  • REMY ZERO

    Stuart Drewery
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Loic Remy was all set to be Liverpool’s best and newest striker, after the departure of Luis Suarez, which has left the club with a role to fill – “star striker and main goalscorer”. That’s what Suarez was and that’s what we still need to find yet again, now that Barcelona paid us £75M for the controversial Uruguayan who would still have been banned for months of the new season, even if Liverpool had not sold him. We have already got our hands on new strikers Rickie Lambert and Lazar Markovic, but are they really capable of filling the role we needed…
  • NEW DEFENDER NUMBER 1!

    Stuart Drewery
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Well, it’s taken some time and patience for this to happen, but Liverpool finally have signed a new defender. The urgency of recruiting more defenders first started when the last season had finished and people started looking at the records about goals scored and eventually, (once we had stopped being distracted by how we had been scoring so much) goals conceded. Yeah, we scored over 100 goals (more than 50 of them being just scored by Suarez and Sturridge) but we also conceded over 50 goals (including several own goals) and that made our defense look rather weak. People started to…
  • THE RETURN of El Niño?

    Stuart Drewery
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    Fernando Torres won and broke our hearts. Before the “Suarez Saga” where our latest striker left us for another major European club – there was the heartbreaking departure of the Spanish baby-faced striker, Torres. Every Liverpool fan in the world adored Torres. He had won our hearts from the day he joined Liverpool. When we were first interested in buying him from Atletico Madrid, we didn’t even know if the player himself was interested in joining us (as happens with some players football clubs get linked with – they want them, but they don’t know if the…
  • Gallery: Liverpool FC train at Boston

    NirvayaLFC
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:48 am
    The Liverpool squad is currently on a tour of the USA for a few friendlies and the International Champions Cup. Longtime Liverpool fan Suresh Bikram Kunwar, who lives in Boston, managed to take a few snaps of the squad during the Reds’ training session at Harvard stadium. He describes the experience of watching the team in front of him as ‘surreal’. Anfieldfamily extends its gratitude to Suresh for providing us with the pictures from the session.   Thanks again to Suresh for providing us with these wonderful pictures. YNWA mate!
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  • Jack Wilshere Spots A Legend In The Making.

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    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    You can never hide your talent, no matter how you try to conceal your innate abilities; they still find a way of coming to limelight. That has been the case of Gedion Zelalem who was spotted by an Arsenal Scout-Daniel Karbassiyoon who watched him while playing in the USA for Olney Rovers and brought him [...]
  • Calum Chambers’s Story From Obscurity To Stardom.

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    30 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Arsenal’s new signing Calum Chambers has been speaking of his transformation from the Southampton’s academy to the Arsenal’s first team. Quite a large junk of transformation and for that to have happened just within a time frame of 1 year; is quite remarkable. The 19-year-old was one of the four highly rated stars promoted into The Saints [...]
  • Proof: Why Arsenal Could Still Add One More Striker To The Club.

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    29 Jul 2014 | 2:02 am
    There’s no need stressing the fact that Arsenal needs more bodies upfront, as they discarded Bendtner and Chuyoung park from the squad. Although, this pair rarely featured in the 1st team last season but there is need to add at least one more experienced striker to the squad inorder to fill the void. Arsene Wenge [...]
  • Arsenal Fans Are In For A Hell Of A Season!

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    27 Jul 2014 | 1:26 am
     It is no news that Arsenal have been a laughing stock for a few years now because of their inability to win trophies. In fact prior to 2013/2014 season, Arsenal had endured 8 barren years; YES, 8 years without a silverware. The last time Arsenal won the English premier league title was in 2003/2004 season when [...]
  • Breaking News: Arsenal Secure The Services Of The 1st Choice Columbian Shot Stopper.

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    26 Jul 2014 | 4:08 pm
      News coming France claims that OGC Nice have confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Arsenal for the sale of their goalkeeper David Ospina for about £3.2million. Ospina made 29 League appearances for Nice in 2013/2014 season.   PROFILE: Name: David Ospina Previous Team: Nice Shirt Number: 1 Position: Goalkeeper Age: 25 (31-08-1988) Height: [...]
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