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  • 10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 1

    Barrie's View
    Barrie
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    2 – Arsenal and Liverpool were the only two teams to win at home on the opening weekend. 9 – Yaya Sanogo has now played nine Premier League games for Arsenal and is yet to get on the scoresheet. 10 – Manchester City have won the last 10 Premier League games versus Newcastle, scoring 27 […]
  • New Mexico AD says no question about hazing

    World Soccer on Yahoo Sports
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    University of New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs said Wednesday that there's no question there was hazing by the women's soccer team and that alcohol played a role. Two team members were sent to the hospital following the incident, which a police report said involved several players who were extremely intoxicated. Despite the efforts of the athletic department and the coaches to develop leadership among student-athletes and to build team chemistry, Krebs said not enough was done to prevent the hazing. ''In this particular instance involving our women's soccer…
  • UEFA Europa League Review: Inter win in Iceland

    Soccerway.com
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Inter triumphed 3-0 away at Icelandic club Stjarnan on Wednesday, in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League play-off.
  • Scholes 'genuinely scared' for Man Utd

    BBC Sport - Football
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Eleven-time Premier League winner Paul Scholes says he is "genuinely scared" for his former club Manchester United's future.
  • Scholes 'genuinely scared' for Man Utd

    BBC Sport - Football
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Eleven-time Premier League winner Paul Scholes says he is "genuinely scared" for his former club Manchester United's future.
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    World Soccer on Yahoo Sports

  • New Mexico AD says no question about hazing

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    University of New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs said Wednesday that there's no question there was hazing by the women's soccer team and that alcohol played a role. Two team members were sent to the hospital following the incident, which a police report said involved several players who were extremely intoxicated. Despite the efforts of the athletic department and the coaches to develop leadership among student-athletes and to build team chemistry, Krebs said not enough was done to prevent the hazing. ''In this particular instance involving our women's soccer…
  • Soccer-UEFA Europa League play-off round results

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Aug 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the UEFA Europa League play-offs first leg matches on Wednesday Play-off roundWednesday, August 20, first legStjarnan (Iceland) - Inter Milan (Italy) 0-3 (halftime: 0-1) Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) - Hajduk Split (Croatia) 2-1 (halftime: 0-0) Next Fixtures (GMT): Play-off round, first leg Thursday, August 21Astana (Kazakhstan) v Villarreal (Spain) (1500) FK Aktobe (Kazakhstan) v Legia Warsaw (Poland) (1500) Dynamo Moscow (Russia) v Omonia Nicosia (Cyprus) (1530) Ruch Chorzow (Poland) v Metalist Kharkiv (Ukraine) (1600) HJK Helsinki (Finland) v ...
  • Porto, Celtic well set in Champs League playoffs

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Former European Cup winners Porto and Celtic took big steps toward the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, as home teams struggled in their playoff round, first-leg matches. Two-time champion Porto won 1-0 in Lille, and Celtic took advantage of a reprieve from UEFA to play in the competition by drawing 1-1 at Maribor. Russian league leader Zenit St. Petersburg's 1-0 victory at Standard Liege helped ensure all five home teams failed to win. APOEL is favored to advance next week in Cyprus after drawing 1-1 against Aalborg in Denmark.
  • Soccer-Champions League play-off round summaries

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Aug 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Champions League play-offs first leg matches on Wednesday Wednesday, August 20Maribor 1 Damjan Bohar 14 Celtic 1 Callum McGregor 6 Halftime: 1-1; Attendance: 11,025- - -AaB Aalborg 1 Nicolaj Thomsen 16 APOEL Nicosia 1 Vinicius 54 Halftime: 1-0; Attendance: 9,663- - -Slovan Bratislava 1 Robert Vittek 80 BATE Borisov 1 Tomas Jablonsky 44og Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 8,461- - -Standard Liege 0 Zenit St Petersburg 1 Oleg Shatov 16 Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 14,435- - -Lille 0 Porto 1 Hector Herrera 61 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 33,853- - -Tuesday,…
  • Man United completes signing of defender Rojo

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    Manchester United completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for 20 million euros ($27 million) on Wednesday, and sent Nani on loan to the Portuguese club. The 24-year-old Rojo, who played for Argentina in the World Cup final loss to Germany last month and scored earlier in the tournament, signed a five-year contract at Old Trafford. ''The Premier League is the most exciting league in the world and to have the chance to play in it for the world's biggest club is a dream for me,'' Rojo said. ''I am young and am very keen to continue to…
 
 
 
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  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 123

    brucio
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Join the du Nord Futbol Show leaguein the Fantasy Premier League!Sign up HEREThen enter the code to join our league:426162-110895Episode 123 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes talk big about the facts - Salt Lake Rolls, Columbus Rolls, Dallas Rolls, Minnesota Rolls, plus some global soccer news and such.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…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 122

    brucio
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    Join the du Nord Futbol Show leaguein the Fantasy Premier League!Sign up HEREThen enter the code to join our league:426162-110895Episode 122 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes confer on topics such as MLS Wk 22, NASL Wk 5, Minnesota United FC, Mega-blunders, and musical glamor.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…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 121

    brucio
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    Join the du Nord Futbol Show leaguein the Fantasy Premier League!Sign up HEREThen enter the code to join our league:426162-110895Episode 121 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…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 120

    brucio
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    Join the du Nord Futbol Show leaguein the Fantasy Premier League!Sign up HEREThen enter the code to join our league:426162-110895Episode 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…
  • 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…
 
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    Football (soccer) highlights, goals, videos & clips | 101 Great Goals

  • Malky Mackay lost Crystal Palace job over racist, sexist, homophobic & anti-semitic SMS’s [Daily Mail]

    benjamin
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The Daily Mail’s Matt Lawton has done some excellent work in uncovering the full story as to why Malky Mackay’s appointment at Crystal Palace dramatically imploded at the 11th hour.Mackay had appeared a shoo-in to take over at Selhurst Park until Wednesday afternoon, at which point stories about a rift over backroom staff emerged.That story quickly gave way to a much darker tale that placed Cardiff owner Vincent Tan at the centre of the action, along with a dossier of wrongdoing from Mackay’s time at the Bluebirds.The Daily Mail have now got their hands on the detail of…
  • Roma may land Chelsea’s Fernando Torres in a deal sending Mattia Destro to London [The Times]

    benjamin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Are Fernando Torres’ days at Stamford Bridge finally set to come to an end?Several weeks ago news reports broke that Jose Mourinho had gone on the record to assure El Nino over his future at Chelsea.The Special One insisted Torres would remain at Chelsea next season as one of the club’s three strikers, with Diego Costa and Didier Drogba. Mourinho said:Three strikers is fundamental in a squad and we have three strikers – Fernando, Didier and Diego, so one of them is not [going] for sure.Fast forward to Thursday’s back page spread on The Times, and fresh rumours are now…
  • Arsenal give green light for Galatasaray to sign Lukas Podolski, but not Joel Campbell [Sun]

    benjamin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    The headline article on the back page of the Sun on Thursday claims that Arsenal are willing to selling German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski.According to the tabloid, Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray have made an approach over two over Arsenal’s attacking midfielders, Podolski and Joel Campbell, however the Gunners are only willing to let the German leave.Galatasaray reportedly were prepared to offer Arsenal 22 million pounds for both the Podolski and the Costa Rican international, however the approach from Campbell has been snubbed.Whether this means 29-year-old Podolski is set to…
  • Liverpool set sights on AC Milan’s Mario Balotelli [Telegraph & Star]

    benjamin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Liverpool’s latest target is AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, herald the Telegraph and the Star on Thursday.Both the broadsheet and tabloid big up the transfer story in their Thursday editions a day after suggestions that Super Mario could move to Anfield began to spring up.AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani rejected claims that Liverpool have made an offer for Mario Balotelli on Wednesday, telling reporters:At the moment no offer has arrived from Liverpool for Balotelli so there are no negotiations.. the [transfer] window closes on September 1 so we’ll see.Now, however, the story…
  • Crystal Palace’s Mandela Egbo uploads his golazo for the U21s v Sheffield Weds on Instagram

    benjamin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Wednesday was a difficult day for Crystal Palace both on and off the field.Away from the pitch, news leaked out that Cardiff have decided to take the Eagles to court after the South London side was found guilty of breaching the Premier League rulebook over allegations they got hold Cardiff’s teamsheet before the permitted time during last season’s Premier League campaign.Moreover, Cardiff owner Vincent Tan was rumoured to have tanked Malky Mackay’s appointment as the new Crystal Palace manager, by sending a dossier of Mackay’s alleged wrongdoing at Cardiff to…
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    Yanks Abroad

  • Jacobson providing lift to Stabaek

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Shortly into his loan spell with Norwegian Tippeligaen club Stabaek, Andrew Jacobson is enjoying the chance to experience a new approach to the game under the guidance of a familiar coach.
  • Preview: Midweek Europa action

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    UEFA Europa League qualification starts again on Wednesday featuring three Americans, all of whom hope to gain an early lead in this two-leg competition.
  • Recap: Weekend Norwegian action

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
    It was a rough weekend for the Americans and their respective teams in Norway's Tippeligaen as Rosenborg and Stabaek suffered humiliating defeats.
  • Recap: Weekend Dutch action

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:31 pm
    With Aron Johannsson still out with a bum ankle, another young American striker emerged in the Eredivisie this week as Rubio Rubin made his debut for Utrecht.
  • Ingolstadt fall in penalties

    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Alfredo Morales played the full 120 minute marathon for Ingolstadt in their Cup game at Offenbach, however the team was unable to break through and fell in a heartbreaking penalty shootout.
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    WVHooligan.com - MLS Blog

  • Atlanta passes 14k mark on season ticket deposits

    Drew Epperley
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    I’ve been asked several times from people since the announcement earlier this year that Atlanta would be getting a MLS club as to how well I think they’ll do. Well before I explain any of my thoughts (again), I’ll give you one tweet to show you how they really are doing first. Impressive – 14,000 season ticket deposits MT @MLSAtlanta2017 Arthur Blank issues challenge to fill remaining seats http://t.co/mqR3bCPyXl — Dan Courtemanche (@courtemancheMLS) August 20, 2014 Incase you are wondering, the challenge to fill the remaining seats sits around 11k. That would get…
  • Eye Ball Test: A look at the MLS Eastern Conference

    Drew Epperley
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    I’ve been a tad absent on this space for the last however many days. Sorry about that. I wanted to return with a look at both conferences in Major League Soccer. Now that we’re nearly two-thirds of the way through this season, I feel it is as good of a time to do a little eye ball test at each of the 19 clubs. What I mean by the eye ball test is rather simple. Some of it comes down to form right now but considering how I’ve seen every team a few times or more this season, I feel as though I have a fairly solid foundation for the eye ball test. Part of this also comes down to…
  • 2014 MLS Season, Week 22: Five Up, Three Down

    Drew Epperley
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    I had every intention of writing one of these posts last week but never got around to it. I blame some of the expansion news circling around and the MLS All-Star game. Anyways, time for another rendition of the Five Up, Three Down series. It is worth pointing out again that the lists below are in no particular order like a normal Power Ranking would be. Just five teams playing well with three that are not. Five Up 1. Real Salt Lake – Their summer has been a bit rocky but this is one team in the West I would not want to face in the final stretch of the season. Too much talent, experience…
  • MLS concerned with Red Bulls ownership?

    Drew Epperley
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Well this was a bit of a nugget to drop on us. Grant Wahl did some fine reporting here from Portland during some All-Star game stuff. Mixed in the nuggets about Jermaine Jones, Mixx Diskurd and expansion thoughts were a comment about the Red Bull owners in New York. …that’s in line with what some league people are seeing as a decline in the energy drink company’s interest in owning an MLS team. In fact, some within the league are starting to doubt whether Red Bull will still be involved in MLS 10 years from now. Uh. Wow. Growing concern and doubting whether or not they’ll be…
  • MLS discusses upcoming CBA talks

    Drew Epperley
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    One big topic of conversation yesterday with MLS Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott was centered around the upcoming CBA discussions with the players. The current CBA runs out at the end of this season and the two sides will have to come together on a new deal before the start of the 2015 season. That window will be awfully short compared to the last go around in 2010 that nearly saw a work stoppage. “The CBA is about investing in players,” said Abbott. “Those discussions sometimes will be about in what way will you invest in players or how much will you invest in players. Those…
 
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    Arseblog ... an Arsenal blog

  • Besiktas 0-0 Arsenal: Precarious

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Match Report – Player Ratings – Video Having been unable to watch the game live, I came home, saw the score, read the live blog, and wasn’t particularly inclined to download and sit through a 0-0 draw, so you’ll have to find in-depth analysis somewhere else this morning, I’m afraid. On the face of it, a 0-0 draw isn’t that bad, but obviously an away goal would have been nice. It almost came late on when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hit the inside of the post, but as it stands only the Turkish side can take advantage of the away goals rule now and that is a bit…
  • Besiktas v Arsenal: live blog

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Join us this evening for live blogging of the Champions League qualifier between Besiktas and Arsenal, kick off at 19.45 GMT. Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. This season we’ve added a mobile specific theme which should detect your phone making it much easier to follow the updates. You can also switch to the main theme, or back, at the bottom of the page. We’ve also set up a Twitter account @arseblog_live which will provide important updates like goals, cards, substitutions, half-time and full…
  • Besiktas preview: Koscielny travels but Gibbs and Sanogo miss out

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Champions League action tonight as we face Besiktas in the first leg of our qualifier. The good news is that Laurent Koscielny was passed fit and made the journey, so you have to assume that he’s going to play. Per Mertesacker, however, did not travel and the earliest that we might see the Germans is for this weekend’s trip to Everton. Kieran Gibbs is injured and Arsene Wenger expects the left-back to be sidelined for two or three weeks with a hamstring strain. Having pretty much established himself as the first choice last season, his absence opens the door for Nacho Monreal to…
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 29 – 18.08.2014

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back on the opening day win over Crystal Palace, why it was such hard work, the new boys making their Premier League debuts, and try and figure out why the knives are out for Jack Wilshere after just one game. As well as that we answer questions about Kieran Gibbs, our defensive personnel shortcomings, defending from set-pieces and the apparent change in system, and bird poo. Remember, you can send us questions via which we’ll try and get to each week. Send them to…
  • Defensive worries increase ahead of Besiktas

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    So an interesting first Premier League weekend is almost over. Only Burnley v Chelsea left, but we’ve seen wins for Man City, Sp*rs and Liverpool, and a defeat for United which included a bird doing a poo in Ashley Young’s mouth. I don’t know that you can ask for more unless someone launched a gnu with a septic colon into the air and it covered van Persie in … well … it’s a bit early in the morning for that kind of imagery. Liverpool got a bit lucky, I thought. Although they scored twice, Southampton should have equalised when their £12m striker Shane Long…
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    Sky Sports | Football News

  • New Norwich deal for Turner

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Norwich City’s Michael Turner has signed a new two-year contract at Carrow Road.
  • Palace tight-lipped on Mackay

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Crystal Palace are remaining silent over the prospect of Malky Mackay succeeding Tony Pulis as the club's manager.
  • Irvine: No arrivals imminent

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Alan Irvine says he has no deals in the pipeline that he expects to be completed before West Bromwich Albion's next outing.
  • University challenge for Kerr

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Shelley Kerr believes her experience as Arsenal Ladies manager will help in her new role as boss of Stirling University.
  • Moses had other options

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    Victor Moses claims to have had 'a few other options' to consider when making the decision to join Stoke City on loan.
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    World Soccer

  • Furious Marcello Lippi stages one-man pitch invasion

    Jamie Rainbow
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    World Cup winning coach Lippi incandescent at referee's decision. Guangzhou Evergrande’s coach Marcello Lippi stormed on to the pitch to confront the referee after the Asian champions had two players sent off in their 1-0 first leg defeat to Western Sydney Wanderers in the Asian Champions League quarter-finals. The 2006 World Cup-winning Italy coach strode on to the pitch to remonstrate with the Emirati referee Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed after the midfielder Gao Lin and the defender Zhang Linpeng were both shown straight red cards. Zhang was dismissed for an elbow on Mark Bridge…
  • Barcelona transfer ban remains in place but club plan appeal to CAS

    worldsoccer
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:31 am
    Barcelona lose appeal against transfer ban, though summer signings remain unaffected by ruling. Luis Suarez, one of several played signed by Barcelona while their transfer ban was suspended.FIFA have rejected Barcelona’s appeal against a transfer ban, meaning the Spanish club will be unable to sign players until January 2016. The Catalan outfit have confirmed they will appeal against the decision and will take their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The Spaniards were given the 14-month ban after being found to have breached rules on signing international players…
  • Which players have turned down Manchester United this summer?

    worldsoccer
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    The growing list of players to have turned down Manchester United this summer, suggests that Louis Van Gaal has his work cut out.World Cup winner Thomas Muller, one of several players to have turned down Manchester United this summer.Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller has revealed that he turned down an “astronomical” offer to join Manchester United. The forward, who impressed for Germany at the World Cup, was rumoured to be a top target for new United boss Louis van Gaal. “Of course,” he told Bild when asked if United were close to signing him. “I was aware…
  • Dunga rings the changes with first Brazil squad

    worldsoccer
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Only 10 players survive from World Cup squad ads Dunga brings in fresh faces to revive Brazilian fortunes.Dunga has made wholesale changes to the Brazil squad with just 10 players retained from the 23 who were involved at the World Cup. The 50-year-old was re-appointed to the role last month after Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned following Brazil’s devastating 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany on home soil. Brazil face Colombia – who they beat in the quarter-final of the World Cup - in Miami on September 5 and then Ecuador on September 9 in New Jersey. Dunga, who managed Brazil…
  • Manchester United come crashing back down to earth

    Jamie Rainbow
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    After impressing in pre-season, Manchester United came back down to earth with a bump in their opening Premier League game. For new manager Louis Van Gaal, the magnitude of the rebuilding job he inherited at Old Trafford, is gradually becoming apparent. Managerial turmoil. Manchester United, under the revered Dutchman Louis Van Gaal, having swept all before them in a series of friendlies, came down to earth with an embarrassing crash home to modest Swansea. With Van Gaal in his somewhat eccentric English, admitting that, “I have seen a lot of players very nervous making the wrong…
 
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    SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS

  • REAL MADRID 1 - ATLETICO DE MADRID 1 | SPANISH SUPER CUP 1º LEG FINAL RESULT

    STRIKER
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:22 pm
    First big Spanish Football title up for grabs that kicks off the new 2014-2015 season with the 1º leg Spanish Super Cup match that ended in a 1 - 1 draw between Real Madrid & Atletico de Madrid. The Spanish Super Cup title is definitely still wide open with both teams with options in next Friday 2º leg away match.  Very even match with Real Madrid with more initiative & a more attacking drive
  • ATHLETIC CLUB BILBAO 1 - NAPOLI 1 | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 1º ST LEG PRELIMINARY

    STRIKER
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Spanish Football Club Athletic Club Bilbao managed a suffered 1 -1 draw against Napoli in the 1ºst leg of the Champions League preliminary. Spanish & Bilbao midfielder Muniain put his team ahead first in the 41st min, while Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain equalized in the 69th min. From this moment until the end of the match Napoli took control & could have increased their advantage, especially
  • SAMI KHEDIRA STUDYING ARSENAL FC - CHELSEA FC OPTIONS

    STRIKER
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    German International & Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has one year left of his contract with the Spanish Football Club. The player refuses to renew (extend) his stay & thinks in staying put the remaining season. This way as of the 1st of January 2015 he becomes a free agent & can go to any Club he wishes without a transfer fee but with a very succulent salary package. Real Madrid naturally
  • ATLETICO DE MADRID TARGETS 16 YEAR OLD LUKA JOVIC

    STRIKER
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:47 am
    Spanish Football Club & current Liga Champions Atletico de Madrid have set their sights & ambitious on acquiring a young Football talent that promises to be a big name in the future.  Luka Jovic, 16 year old Serbian forward currently at Red Star Belgrade. A Serbia u-19 International who is making for himself a path to success that has Atletico de Madrid convinced & won.  The Serbian Club has
  • ALESSIO CERCI CLOSE TO ATLETICO DE MADRID ACCORDING TO ITALIAN PRESS

    STRIKER
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    While the name of German International & Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus ignited the local Spanish Football scene with the speculation yesterday that Atletico de Madrid may have shut his signing, today that bubble may have burst for another name. A more realist player, Italian International & Torino midfielder 27 year old Alessio Cerci.  Italian Sports paper "Gazetta dello Sport"
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    Footy Boots

  • James Rodriguez Hands Goal-den Debut to New Football Boots

    Kyle Elliot
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
    Real Madrid's latest star helps himself to a debut goal at the Bernabeu, wearing his 'Golden Boot' adidas f50 adizero's.James Rodriguez Hands Goal-den Debut to New Football Boots is a post from: Footy Boots
  • adidas Nitrocharge 1.0 Gets Infrared / Silver Alternative Launch Colour

    Kyle Elliot
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    adidas deck out their newly-updated Nitrocharge with an alternative launch colourway for players who want their boots to stand out a little more.adidas Nitrocharge 1.0 Gets Infrared / Silver Alternative Launch Colour is a post from: Footy Boots
  • Under Armour Clutchfit Force | White / Black / Hi-Vis Yellow

    Kyle Elliot
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:20 am
    Under Armour's outstanding Clutchfit Force football boots get a new look for the new season with this White / Black / Hi-Vis Yellow update.Under Armour Clutchfit Force | White / Black / Hi-Vis Yellow is a post from: Footy Boots
  • adidas Set to Bring ‘Predator Instinct: The Game” to London

    Kyle Elliot
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    adidas invite players to tackle Predator Instinct: The Game in the heart of London next week. Find out how to apply, here.adidas Set to Bring ‘Predator Instinct: The Game” to London is a post from: Footy Boots
  • adidas Predator Instinct 94 | Revenge Instinct

    Kyle Elliot
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    The first Revenge Instinct release is here; the adidas Predator Instinct 94. Get all the retails on these retro re-release Predators, here!adidas Predator Instinct 94 | Revenge Instinct is a post from: Footy Boots
 
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    World Soccer Talk

  • Vincent Tan Delivers Revenge On Malky Mackay to Scupper Move to Crystal Palace

    Chris Winterburn
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Less than 24 hours ago, Malky Mackay looked set for a return to Premier League management with Crystal Palace following his acrimonious departure from Cardiff City last December. However the offer has now been taken off the table following the intervention of Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan. The exact details are as yet unclear. However, Wales Online newspaper reports that Cardiff’s Malaysian tycoon owner sent a dossier detailing Mackay’s alleged misconduct during his time with the Welsh club to the FA prompting Crystal Palace co-owner Steve Parish to take action. The relationship…
  • Barcelona Considers Spending Spree to Snatch Marco Reus And Juan Cuadrado Before Transfer Embargo, Say Reports

    Peter Quinn
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Fresh from the news that its appeal against a two-window transfer ban was rejected by FIFA, Barcelona is considering signing Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund and Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina, according to reports emanating from the Catalan press. The transfer ban is set to take effect at the beginning of September 2014 and end at the start of January 2016. The Spanish club has already announced that it will appeal its transfer embargo to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Unless the CAS overturns or reduces the sanctions imposed on the La Liga club by FIFA, Barcelona is set to be…
  • Marcos Rojo Will Be a Perfect Addition to Manchester United’s Defense

    Hussein Jiva
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon have agreed to the purchase of Marcos Rojo on a fee believed to be £16 million, in addition to a season-long loan deal for Nani. Rojo first signed for Spartak Moscow on a five-year deal back in 2011, but lasted only one season in Russia before moving to Portugal to play for Sporting Lisbon. There, he aided and abetted his side as they finished their campaign as runners up, playing second fiddle to Benfica last season, before his latest move to the Theatre of Dreams. The 24 year-old had attracted interest from mega-selling English club, Southampton, after…
  • Why FOX’s TV Coverage of the Women’s World Cup May Be Doomed

    Robert Hay
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Confidence in FOX Sports’ expected level of coverage for the 2015 Women’s World Cup and men’s World Cup 2018/2022 is already at a low. I won’t rehash the reasons why (although there is extensive coverage of it on World Soccer Talk and other sites such as Awful Announcing) but there has been little shown so far from the network to indicate that it can reach the heights set by ESPN over the last two tournaments. Even the biggest Gus Johnson defender (yours truly) dreads what the network will do to him and the other talent, or how they will approach the delicate balance between…
  • Maribor vs Celtic, UEFA Champions League Playoff 1st Leg: Open Thread

    Alex Muller
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Glasgow Celtic gets a second chance at qualifying for the UEFA Champions League after Legia Warsaw were kicked out of the tournament for fielding an illegible player. Next up for the green and white hoops is Slovenian side Maribor. Kick-off time is 2:45pm ET. Viewers in the United States can watch the game live on FOX Sports 2. Beginning at 2pm ET, Rob Stone hosts pregame, halftime and post-game UEFA Champions League coverage from Los Angeles with analysts Eric Wynalda, Warren Barton and Brian McBride. Starting lineups: Maribor: Handanović, Stojanović, Rajčević, Šuler, Viler,…
 
 
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    World Football Commentaries

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

    Steve Amoia
    8 Aug 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

  • Never Mind The Bilic (Or There’s No Turkish Delight For Arsenal)

    Yogi's Warrior
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:26 am
    Besiktas 0 – 0 Arsenal Sent off: Aaron Ramsey (80) It was a match that both sides could reasonably claim that they deserved to win. As it is, last night’s goalless draw in Istanbul spoiled Arsenal’s perfect record in Champions League qualifying ties and leaves both sides needing to score in the second leg to progress.  An eventful night in Istanbul ended with a botttle thrown at Arsène as he was leaving the pitch. In keeping with the ninety minutes, it missed the target. Overall, it was a better performance from Arsenal than Saturday. It had to be, Besiktas were feistier…
  • Arsenal Look For Turkish Delight

    Yogi's Warrior
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:32 am
    Twelve months on, Arsenal return to Turkey for the first leg of the Champions League qualifier. Frequently we are told that winning the title is aided by experience of having done so before. If that’s the case, the same surely applies to this stage of the competition and Arsenal are old hands at this type of fixture, undefeated in the previous six ties with not even a leg drawn. Repeating that form will be vital to progressing and there is no reason why Arsenal should not feel confident of doing so. The squad was boosted with Laurent Koscielny travelling and Wenger must be confident…
  • Defence Is Per-Shaped, Ramsey & More

    Yogi's Warrior
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    I love the smell of football in the morning. Or at least that’s what Kilgore would observe at this time of the season were he inclined toward the sport; the games come thick and fast with barely enough time to contemplate the implications of a performance for the future. Indeed, you could rightly argue that the performances have little to do with the future beyond the points claimed since the players are shaking away the pre-season cobwebs. By the time the final whistle blows at Goodison Park at the weekend, that opinion will have changed; hitting the groove by then will be almost…
  • Late Rambo Winner Gives Arsenal Points As Questions Remain

    Yogi's Warrior
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    Arsenal 2 – 1 Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Hangeland (35) 1 – 1 Koscielny (45) 2 – 1 Ramsey (90) Sent off: Puncheon (85) For some reason, Tina Turner’s been hollerin’  We Don’t Need Another Hero since Aaron Ramsey. She’s right of course, we don’t need another hero when the Welshman is able to conjure up a late winning goal. The quietness of the urbanisation was shattered by the young yelps of joy accompanied by a wearied sigh of relief. Whilst there was little doubt in this corner of Spain that a goal had been scored, I suspect the majority of…
  • Palace Preview, Per Gone – Tomas Next & More

    Yogi's Warrior
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    So this is it, a new day, a new season and Saturday 3pm…wait, no, 5.30pm brings about the first of thirty-eight games to decide Arsenal’s domestic fate. With that extra couple of hours to while away, this morning’s playlist, Timebomb is here or in the right sidebar under Dad’s Jukebox. Rather like the new season, it’s an old friend, revisited and revamped. One old friend we won’t be seeing today is Tony Pulis. Having saved Palace from what seemed to be an inevitable relegation, Pulis jumped ship following a disagreement with the board. What long-term…
 
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    All About FC Barcelona

  • Barca - 0 , Napoli - 1 Club Friendly Match Highlights

    6 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
    All the actions from yesternight's friendly clash with Italian side Napoli. A horrendous mistake from Keeper Bravo conceded a late goal which saw Barca go down 1-0 against the Italian side.Continue Reading...© 2013-2014 AllAboutFCBarcelona.com | Rights Reserved : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5Visit AllAboutFCBarcelona.com to find the Latest FC Barcelona News, Pictures, Videos and all the Happening related to Barca.
  • 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…
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    Arsenal Watch

  • Slaven Bilic says Besiktas are ready for Gunners

    William Hallahan
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Besiktas ready for Gunners, says Slaven Bilic Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic says his team are ready for the first leg of the Champions League play-off with Arsenal at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium tomorrow night. Former Everton and West Ham defender Bilic says: “We are ready with everything for this game,” the Croatian said. “We know very well the opponent and have prepared well. “We have respect for our opponents, because we are playing against one of the strongest teams in Europe. “We have a game plan, and the players have to implement this plan.” Bilic continued: “Arsenal,…
  • Wenger ready for the challenge of the Besiktas Black Eagles

    William Hallahan
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    Gunners aiming to clip Black Eagles wings Arsene Wenger is prepared for the challenge of overcoming Besiktas to reach the Champions League group stages. “We are desperate to do it because we want to play in the Champions League and we know how big these games are,” Wenger said. “We had to give a lot [against Crystal Palace], hopefully we will recover and be ready for Tuesday night. “We are desperate to go through, no matter what it costs we want to go through. We have always a difficult draw, we had Fenerbache last year, this time we have Besiktas. It’s…
  • I was close to Arsenal move, says Besiktas main man Demba Ba

    William Hallahan
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    Ba ready to give Gunners Champions League kiss off Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba has confirmed he was close to joining the Gunners last summer, but is now preparing to dump them out of the Champions League. Besiktas face Arsenal tomorrow night in their Champions League qualifier first leg in Turkey with Ba the main threat to the Gunners progressing. The 29-year-old has admitted that he came close to joining the Gunners on more than one occasion, however Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho blocked the deal. ‘I always said the move to Arsenal was close. I thought the deal was done and I would…
  • Chuba Akpom fires Gunners to opening Under-21s win

    William Hallahan
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:33 am
    Chuba slots home from spot Arsenal got their Premier League Under-21s campaign off to a winning start with a 1-0 victory in their opening game of the season against Reading at the Soccer AM Stadium on Friday. Chuba Akpom scored the only goal of the match when he converted from the penalty spot in the 14th minute. The striker had several over chances to increase the Gunners lead, but in the end had to settle for a solitary goal to secure their first points of the season.  
  • Gunners support charity helping vulnerable youngsters

    William Hallahan
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    Gunners support charity for vulnerable young people Arsenal have provided Friendship Works a charity helping vulnerable youngsters with a £25,000 grant following their Community Shield victory over Manchester City. The Friendship Works charity links adult mentors to vulnerable young people in Islington who are experiencing problems in their lives. The Football Association made £25,000 available to both Arsenal and Manchester City to support a local charity in their areas. Iain Cassidy, chief executive of Friendship Works, said: “This money will go a long way to allowing us to create…
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    Review Soccer

  • Nike Tiempo Legacy FG

    ben
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Nike Tiempo Legacy Men’s Cleat excels in many areas; however, despite its strengths, we concluded that it left a little to be desired.  Made out of calf-leather, the signature material for Nike’s Tiempos over the years, this cleat is without a doubt one of the more comfortable boots out there, even while being broken [...]
  • Nike Mercurial Veloce II

    ben
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:17 pm
    In preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Nike released a whole new lineup of cleats for the tournament featuring either new or updated models such as the Obra, the Magista, the Hypervenom, the Tiempo V and more. If you watched a game where players (often even a whole team) were wearing neon yellow [...]
  • We’re Back!

    ben
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Lionel Messi is excited about our return and we hope you are too! After a stint of inactivity, ReviewSoccer.com, your destination for all things soccer,  is back up and running with a new management of soccer fanatics. We will be regularly reviewing the most recent, popular and relevant cleats on the market, giving you the [...]
  • Nike Mercurial Vapor VI Review

    Andy
    7 Mar 2011 | 3:24 am
    This is a guest review by our friend and teammate, Reid. He really likes the Vapor VI’s so he approached us and asked if he could write a review for our site so that everyone could know how great they are! Here’s the review: Nike Mercurial Vapor VI The Mercurial Vapor is the shoe to buy. It [...]
  • Puma V1.10 SL Review

    Calvin
    23 Jan 2011 | 6:48 pm
    A special thanks to our good friends at Puma for sending us a pair of their new Puma V1.10 SL cleats for review in the Parachute Purple/Tender Shoots colorway. Right out of the box they look like a very classy shoe with a little bit of flair to it, but fairly subtle colors in comparison [...]
 
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    FootballFanCast.com

  • Man United to follow Rojo deal with Dutch star

    Alex Hams
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is ready to follow a deal for Marco Rojo with a swoop for Dutch World Cup star Daley Blind, according to reports from the Daily Star. The Red Devils have all but tied up the arrival of the Argentine enforcer, but despite adding him and Luke Shaw to his backline, the Red Devils gaffer also wants the Ajax ace. Blind starred for Van Gaal as Holland shone in Brazil earlier this summer, and the experienced Old Trafford chief wants to set up a reunion with him. WANT MORE? >> Manchester United transfer newsLatest transfer news The Amsterdam giants have…
  • Liverpool newbie not bothered about massive price tag

    Alex Hams
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Lazar Markovic says that the £20m fee Liverpool paid for him is not a burden despite his young age. The 20-year-old winger arrived from Benfica earlier this summer after establishing himself as one of Europe’s top up-and-coming players. Chelsea were linked with him, but the Reds swooped to activate the release clause in his contract to lure him to England from Lisbon – where he has spent just one season following a switch from Partizan Belgrade in his homeland, Serbia. WANT MORE? >> Liverpool transfer newsLatest transfer news Although he is one of the club’s marquee arrivals…
  • French giants to save Chelsea outcast

    Alex Hams
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer Petr Cech a Chelsea escape route after he was dropped in favour of Thibaut Courtois, according to reports from Goal. The Czech Republic international appears to have lost his spot as the Blues’ No. 1 following the return of his Belgian counterpart, with Jose Mourinho having elected to field the latter in the Londoners’ season opening win against Burnley on Monday night. Although ‘The Special One’ has suggested that he wants both stoppers to stay and battle it out for a starting berth, a number of top sides are rumoured to be looking at the…
  • Arsenal hero claims Wenger was right to snub Chelsea ace

    Alex Hams
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Arsene Wenger was right to opt against bringing former captain Cesc Fabregas back to Arsenal over the summer, according to Gunners idol Alan Smith. The Spaniard left Barcelona to sign for Chelsea ahead of the World Cup, but many reports suggested that the north Londoners passed on the opportunity to bring back their old skipper, with a first option having been inserted into the deal that took him to the Camp Nou back in 2011. Calls from some sections of fans at the Emirates Stadium to get Fabregas fell on deaf ears, and criticism has surfaced this week after his stunning Blues Premier League…
  • SIX players that could bring that ‘cutting edge’ to Leeds United

    Christy Malyan
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    Following their Championship defeat to Brighton yesterday evening, Leeds United manager David Hockaday has criticised his players’ lack of ‘cutting edge’. “I can’t explain our slow start. It is a mental thing. We didn’t play as a team, we didn’t close down and when we got the ball we gave it away cheaply. That’s not good enough. At the end of the day they were better than us. They showed tonight what a good team they are but we lacked a cutting edge. It was a very uncharacteristic performance, ” the Whites boss informed reporters after…
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    TheOriginalWinger

  • Aurelio De Laurentiis Confirms Jonathan de Guzman Signing

    dunny
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Benvenuto @jdeguz! #ADL — AurelioDeLaurentiis (@ADeLaurentiis) August 20, 2014 ~~  Love this guy…. An owner with personality and an unapologetic twitter handle…
  • Video :: Nike Hypervenom – Mirrors Featuring Neymar

    dunny
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    ~~  Dope idea…. Executed. “Mirrors” features the Brasilian forward in a creative interpretation of the attacking skill that makes him one of the world’s great players. The combination of his agility and deadly instinct in front of goal enhanced by his Hypervenom boots deceives defenders like a House of Mirrors. At times its seems to defenders like they are playing against multiple Neymars, unable to tell which is the real one until he breaks through to score. If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it's…
  • Marcos Rojo Joins Manchester United From Sporting Lisbon For €20m

    dunny
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    ~~  All the drama on Social Media is officially over…. Now the attention turns to when United face City or Rojo vs Aguero…. via ManUtd Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for a fee of €20m, with Nani joining the Portuguese club on a season-long loan. Marcos joins on a five-year contract. Rojo, 24, joined Sporting from Spartak Moscow, having started his career at his home town team of Estudiantes de la Plata. Marcos has played 28 times for Argentina since making his debut three years ago and played six games,…
  • Soccer in America – A Photographic Journey

    beans
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Play soccer. Anywhere. Anytime. Tennis courts included. Portland, OR May 2014 ~beans To submit your photos to be included in this series, email them to dunny [at] bumpy pitch.com.
  • Cult of Personality – Jorge Campos

    beans
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    I was searching the Interwebs today looking through some vintage soccer images. I’m not sure how vintage he is, but there were some images of Jorge Campos that showed up. This got me thinking about how dope this dude was. Few soccer players, especially goalies, have ever stood out quite like Jorge Campos did. His bright jerseys and goalkeeper outfits seemed to mimic his personality. Bright and outgoing with a tendency for flair. He was not shy about much and this stood out in both how he played and how he dressed on the field. I remember watching this cat on TV and you never really knew…
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    Best Football Players

  • Johan Cruyff

    Yengoyan_Serge
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:10 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…
  • Franz Beckenbauer

    Yengoyan_Serge
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:10 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 as having invented…
  • Diego Maradona

    Yengoyan_Serge
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Diego Armando Maradona Franco ( born 30 October 1960) is a formerArgentine footballer. He has served as a manager and coach at other clubs as well as for the national team of Argentina. Many experts, football critics, former players, current players and football fans regard Maradona as the best football player of all time. He was joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pelé.
  • Marco van Basten

    Yengoyan_Serge
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Marcel «Marco» van Basten ( born 31 October 1964) is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who played for Ajax and A.C. Milan, as well as the Netherlands national team, in the 1980s and early 1990s. He is regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time and has scored 277 goals in a high-profile career, but played his last game in 1993 at the age of 28 due to an injury which caused his retirement two years later. He was later the head coach of Ajax and the Netherlands national team.
  • Ronaldo

    Yengoyan_Serge
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima ( born 18 September 1976) commonly known as Ronaldo, is a retired Brazilian footballer. Popularly dubbed «the phenomenon», he is considered by experts and fans to be one of the greatest football players of all time. He is one of only three men to have won theFIFA World Player of the Year award three times or more, along with Zinedine Zidane and Lionel Messi. He also won the Ballon d’Or twice, in 1997 and again in 2002.
 
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    Chelsea FC True Blue

  • Fabregas’ Performance against Burnley and That Amazing Assist (VIDEO)

    Bharath Ram
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Cesc Fabregas had a debut to remember after playing a role in all three goals against Burnley in the 3-1 win for Chelsea. The performance also included a wonderful assist, which is probably one of the assists of the season even with just one game having been played. Replacing Frank Lampard at Chelsea is always ...
  • Jose Mourinho Ready to Take ‘Cold Approach’ with Courtois and Cech

    Bharath Ram
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Jose Mourinho says that he will have to be ‘cold’ with Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech since he wants the best for the team and the club. The Portuguese is known as a manager for establishing great relationship, which have often brought the best out of them, with his players. The examples of Didier Drogba, ...
  • Mourinho on Title Chances, New Signings, and Facing Burnley (VIDEO)

    Bharath Ram
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has spoken about Chelsea’s title chances for the upcoming Premier League campaign. Speaking at the press conference for the Burnley vs Chelsea match, Mourinho said that new signings like Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas have given the team a new dimension. However, he refused to say with supreme confidence, as he ...
  • ‘Little Horse Has Grown up’ as Mourinho Places Chelsea as Title Contenders

    Bharath Ram
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Jose Mourinho has accepted that Chelsea are one of the title favourites for the new Premier League season. After downplaying expectations throughout last campaign, he feels that the new signings this summer has given the squad a lot of strength. Pressure is high on Mourinho after a season without any major trophy. Perhaps, it explains ...
  • Pre-Season Friendly Highlights 2014: Chelsea 2-0 Real Sociedad (VIDEO)

    Bharath Ram
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Chelsea’s final pre-season friendly of 2014 could not have ended on a much more positive note after a 2-0 win over Real Sociedad. Chelsea fans witnessed Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge in the blue for the first time. The £32 million signing did not disappoint the crowd after scoring two goals within the opening 10 ...
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    Soccer Mastermind

  • 4 Soccer Myths That Lie Hidden In Your Coach

    Thomas
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    In this post, I want to expose and highlight some potential myths that may undermine effective training. Not only undermine effective practice… But contribute significantly to the mass exodus that is kids soccer. Myth #1   Demonstrations are always effective in conveying information to the player…   Kids soccer is a funny beast… Especially when parents decide to coach the team…or their lucky enough to get someone with a little experience but makes up the difference with the size of his EGO. A demonstration is the most common method used by coaches to convey information…
  • 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…
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    Footballbits and pieces

  • Young stars at Tottenham Hotspur

    footballbits
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Tottenham have sold Iago Falque to Genoa, is there a case for promoting from the academy? Instead of wasting money and wages on foreign talent. I would say yes. Tottenham have proved with Caulker, Kane and Carroll that we can … Continue reading →
  • Season Preview 14/15: EVERTON

    footballbits
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    A lofty target at a club whose finances are closer to the sides at the bottom of the table than their top-half rivals, but Martinez’s meticulous preparation and fluid brand of football had won many admirers by the time Everton … Continue reading →
  • Soooo…did you miss us?

    footballbits
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bit of an extended break because of the World cup and lots of other boring stuff (and yes a lot more besides)…but Footballbits is back – bigger and better than ever. Well over 3000 products in stock and more being … Continue reading →
  • Zip it Arsene

    footballbits
    30 Dec 2012 | 5:07 am
    Perhaps it was a beautiful metaphor for Arsenal’s lack of zip in recent times, but Arsene Wenger’s wardrobe malfunction sure was amusing. Captured by ESPN, scandalously no-one made the ‘can’t get it up’ reference or remarked on Steve Bould’s professionalism … Continue reading →
  • One unusal injury

    footballbits
    21 Oct 2012 | 11:50 am
    Footballer’s aren’t renowned for being the cleverest folk, but York City’s Matty Blair might have just taken the biscuit for getting the stupidest injury – he has been ruled out after being hurt by a training ground dummy. Blair had … Continue reading →
 
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  • Johan Cruyff is still alive

    Anish
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Johan Cruyff – legendary creator of the Cruyff turn – must have got a bit of a turn today after reading the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant. There was a story in it titled “Johan Cruyff deceased”. It was supposed to be part of some test for new software test which somehow went live by mistake. The […]
  • James Rodriguez scores his first Real Madrid goal…

    Anish
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    Move over Cristiano…! Rodriguez came on as a second half sub for CR7 against Atletico Madrid and scored his first goal for his new club late into the half. Unfortunately Atletico scored an equaliser a little later and so the first leg of the Super Cup ended up even steven.
  • Demba Ba almost scores wonder goal against Arsenal

    Anish
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:16 am
    Stalemate in Istanbul. Arsenal battled it out to a goalless draw against Besitkas in Turkey. Demba Ba almost scored a wonder goal at the start of the game.He belted the ball towards the Arsenal goal straight after kickoff and almost caught Wojciech Szczesny napping. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned the compliment to Besitkas – rattling their woodwork […]
  • Suarez gets to play for Barcelona at last.

    Anish
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    Suarez’ initial four month ban was downgraded by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last week. They court ruled that Suarez would be allowed to practice and play in non-competitive friendlies – so at 7.51pm local time Suarez came on the field as a late sub during Barcelona’s traditional season opener, the Gamper Trophy against […]
  • Chelsea make a confident start

    Anish
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Mourinho will have said a few words to his defence for conceding a goal in the 14th minute.But that was as far as Burnley got. Chelsea came back strongly with goals from Costa,Andre Schurrle and Ivanovic. Drogba made a cameo appearance at the end to bring joy to the travelling fans. There was a banner […]
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    Barrie's View

  • 10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 1

    Barrie
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    2 – Arsenal and Liverpool were the only two teams to win at home on the opening weekend. 9 – Yaya Sanogo has now played nine Premier League games for Arsenal and is yet to get on the scoresheet. 10 – Manchester City have won the last 10 Premier League games versus Newcastle, scoring 27 […]
  • 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 […]
 
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    Review Soccer

  • Nike Tiempo Legacy FG

    ben
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Nike Tiempo Legacy Men’s Cleat excels in many areas; however, despite its strengths, we concluded that it left a little to be desired.  Made out of calf-leather, the signature material for Nike’s Tiempos over the years, this cleat is without a doubt one of the more comfortable boots out there, even while being broken [...]
  • Nike Mercurial Veloce II

    ben
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:17 pm
    In preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Nike released a whole new lineup of cleats for the tournament featuring either new or updated models such as the Obra, the Magista, the Hypervenom, the Tiempo V and more. If you watched a game where players (often even a whole team) were wearing neon yellow [...]
  • We’re Back!

    ben
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Lionel Messi is excited about our return and we hope you are too! After a stint of inactivity, ReviewSoccer.com, your destination for all things soccer,  is back up and running with a new management of soccer fanatics. We will be regularly reviewing the most recent, popular and relevant cleats on the market, giving you the [...]
  • Nike Mercurial Vapor VI Review

    Andy
    7 Mar 2011 | 3:24 am
    This is a guest review by our friend and teammate, Reid. He really likes the Vapor VI’s so he approached us and asked if he could write a review for our site so that everyone could know how great they are! Here’s the review: Nike Mercurial Vapor VI The Mercurial Vapor is the shoe to buy. It [...]
  • Puma V1.10 SL Review

    Calvin
    23 Jan 2011 | 6:48 pm
    A special thanks to our good friends at Puma for sending us a pair of their new Puma V1.10 SL cleats for review in the Parachute Purple/Tender Shoots colorway. Right out of the box they look like a very classy shoe with a little bit of flair to it, but fairly subtle colors in comparison [...]
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  • Soccer In Toronto 08.17.14

    nukester
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    By Rocket Robin Soccer In Toronto Leaugue 1 Ontario Result Sunday August 17, 2014 Final Score Vaughan Azzurri 5 Durham United FC 0 Venue The Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan Kickoff 4:00 pm Highlights Result and details of the Sunday August 17, 2014 game between Vaughan Azzurri and Durham United FC played at The Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan at 4:00pm. 23 seconds (!)…Vaughan Omari Morris GOAL…VA Daniel Di Biagio in middle sends pass upfield for charging Morris to run up right from 30 yards and shoots low from 18 yards on right that catches the inside of the left corner of net…
  • CONCACAF Girls U15 Championship 2014: Canada Wins Inaugural Championship

    nukester
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    From a goal down late into the second half, Canada fought back to win, on penalties, the inaugural CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship. It was never going to be easy, not against Haiti – a physical, defensively minded team, who, like Canada, entered the championship match undefeated. This would also be the second time the two team’s faced each other – having met earlier in the tournament—in a match that also ended 1:1 after regulation. Based on this previous encounter both teams knew what to expect of the other. While Canada was looking to play possession-based soccer, Haiti…
  • MLS 2014: Week 23 Recap

    nukester
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    SANTA CLARA, CA – The scoring binges of Tesho Akindele and Fabian Castillo continued unabated Saturday – and as a result, so did FC Dallas’ season-best unbeaten streak. Akindele had his first professional hat trick and Castillo put up his first MLS brace as FC Dallas cruised to their third straight win in a nine-game unbeaten run, whipping the San Jose Earthquakes 5-0. Full Story & Highlights CARSON, CA – The Vancouver Whitecaps held off a determined Chivas USA side Saturday night to earn a scoreless draw and extend their unbeaten streak to six games. Full Story & Highlights…
  • Impact Highlights: Montreal-Chicago

    nukester
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
  • Toronto FC Highlights: Kansas City-Toronto

    nukester
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
 
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    The Famous 'Manny Road'

  • Get Bolton Wanderers Tickets for £10 Per Game!

    RMc
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Bolton ICD Support Group is offering Wanderers fans the chance to get tickets to selected home games for £10 per adult/child. Bolton Wanderers has allowed the group to purchase tickets at that price, and at the end of the season will donate £4 to the #defibs4bolton campaign for every ticket sold. However, there’s a condition.  The group has to buy a minimum of ten tickets per booking.   If that condition isn’t met, then the offer for that game can not go ahead. To order tickets, visit the One Bolton, One Wanderers Facebook events page or send an e-mail to…
  • 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…
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    Howay the Toon

  • Newcastle United Transfers under Mike Ashley

    Lee
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    In 2007, Mike Ashley purchased the combined stakes of John Hall and Douglas Hall, effectively giving him ownership of Newcastle United. Since that time, and the appointment of Alan Pardew, Mike Ashley has continued to be accused of asset stripping the club to make a profit. Backers of Mike Ashley, few though they are, continue to […] The post Newcastle United Transfers under Mike Ashley appeared first on 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.
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    Just Football

  • Muniain, Higuain, Ba… Names of the Champions League – 2014/15 1st leg playoff

    Jonathan F
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Muniain, Higuain, Ba… Names of the Champions League – 2014/15 1st leg playoff is a post from: Just Football Names of the Champions League is a feature on Just Football looking at the key names after each round of the tournament. With a place in the Champions League proper at stake, let’s take a look at the names of the playoff 1st legs: Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli) Without his goal Napoli would really have been struggling heading into the second leg against Athletic Bilbao. At 1-0 down on their own turf, Rafa Benitez’s side would have had to travel to Nuevo San Mames with…
  • POLL: Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City or United – Who do you think will win the Premier League 2014/15?

    Jonathan F
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:10 pm
    POLL: Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City or United – Who do you think will win the Premier League 2014/15? is a post from: Just Football You’ve seen all the teams once, now it’s time to have your say. After an interesting, if perhaps predictable, opening day (besides Manchester United, bless ‘em) which of the top teams have impressed you most and who do you think will win the Premier League? As many expected, all the big favourites for the Premier League title bar one kicked off the season with opening day wins. Champions Manchester City powered their way to a…
  • Sigurðsson, Fàbregas, Cabella: Names of the Premier League, week 1

    Andrew Schofield
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:18 am
    Sigurðsson, Fàbregas, Cabella: Names of the Premier League, week 1 is a post from: Just Football The Premier League has returned and with it so has the Names of the Premier League - a weekly column where we offer you the best performers of the first week. Gylfi Sigurðsson, Swansea City Returning to the Welsh side after a two-year stint with Tottenham, Sigurðsson celebrated his homecoming in a grand fashion – spoiling the much-anticipated debut of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. From providing the assist to Ki Sung-Yueng’s opener to pouncing an opportunity in the box…
  • Generation Next: Harry Kane – Spurs’ young English striker with curiously little hype

    Nick Harris
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Generation Next: Harry Kane – Spurs’ young English striker with curiously little hype 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 breaking into the Spurs first-team last season, we assess Harry Kane’s chances of becoming a household name over the coming year. Name: Harry Kane Date of Birth: 28th July 1993 Age: 21 Position: Striker Club: Tottenham Hotspur Nationality: English Harry Kane has featured in each of Tottenham Hotspur’s past seven Premier League games…
  • Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City – Game in 10 Tweets

    Andrew Schofield
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City – Game in 10 Tweets is a post from: Just Football After a long, torturous month of pretending to care about preseason football, the Premier League is back. And in a big way. Spoiling the debut of Manchester United’s new manager Louis van Gaal, Swansea City won 2-1 – handing United their first home opener loss since 1972. Starting a 3-5-2 formation that van Gaal used effectively with his Dutch squad at the 2014 World Cup, United looked to be the better side in the early going – controlling large stretches of possession. But their strikers –…
 
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  • FC Barcelona News: 20 August 2014; FIFA Reject Transfer Ban Appeal, Barça Take Case to CAS, Luis Suarez Presented

    Bostjan Cernensek
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    FIFA committee rejects Barcelona's appeal against transfer ban | Football News | Sky SportsBarcelona will be unable to sign new players in the next two windows after a FIFA committee upheld their transfer ban. The ban, suspended in April pending an appeal, was handed down after Barca were found guilty of breaching rules governing the international transfer of minors. FC Barcelona to appeal to CAS following FIFA resolution | FC BarcelonaFollowing the resolution announced today by the FIFA Appeals Committee on violations of regulations regarding the transfer and registration of children aged…
  • FC Barcelona News: 19 August 2014; Preseason Schedule Ends for Barça with Joan Gamper Trophy Win

    Bostjan Cernensek
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    Camp Nou welcomes Luis Enrique's new Barça | FC Barcelona After a rendition of the Club anthem by a multi-national choir , announcer Manel Vich called the back room staff onto the pitch to applause from the fans,. Luis Enrique followed to a standing ovation, flanked by Robert Moreno and Juan Carlos Unzué and then the players themselves came out- Montoya, Piqué and Pedro were the first three to greet the fans , who then roared their support for Neymar Jr. FC Barcelona – Club León: NIght full of promise(6-0) | FC BarcelonaWith less than a week to go till the start of the league season,…
  • "This Week in Barça" starring Xoel Càrdenas: Week of August 19th, 2014

    Xoel Cardenas
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    A look at all things FC Barcelona as the Liga season is upon us. On this week's "This Week in Barça", we'll talk a bit about the Joan Gamper Trophy game, Luis Suarez making his Barça debut, Juan Cuadrado not showing up, and Alex Song being shown the door. Plus, I'll tell you what to look out for this week in Barça. Let's go! Joan Gamper Trophy match For me, the best part of FC Barcelona's 6-0 win against Club León in the Joan Gamper Trophy match on Monday night was seeing Neymar return to the pitch. Last time we saw him, he was being taken off the pitch on a stretcher in his homeland,…
  • Joan Gamper Trophy: FC Barcelona 6-0 Club Leon: Match Review

    Arron Duckling
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    A blow-by-blow recap of FC Barcelona's commanding Joan Gamper Trophy win over Club Leon, as goals from Neymar (2), Munir (2), Lionel Messi and Sandro wrapped up a landslide victory for Luis Enrique's new-look team FC Barcelona cruised to a sensational victory in tonight’s edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy, obliterating Mexican champions Club Leon 6-0 in front of a large crowd at Camp Nou. While there was no room in the starting line-up for marquee summer signing, Luis Suarez, there were preseason debuts for Neymar and Lionel Messi, who grabbed three goals between them in the opening half.
  • Joan Gamper: FC Barcelona vs Club León FC: Live Game Thread

    Bostjan Cernensek
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Live game thread for the Joan Gamper trophy game between FC Barcelona and Club León. El Trofeo Joan GamperCamp Nou, BarcelonaKickoff: Monday, 18 August 2014; 20:30 CETReferee: Alfonso Javier Álvarez Izquierdo Line-ups: FC Barcelona (4-3-3): Claudio Bravo; Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano, Jeremy Mathieu, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitić, Andres Iniesta; Rafinha, Lionel Messi, Neymar Substitutes: Jordi Masip, Martin Montoya, Gerard Pique, Marc Bartra, Sergi Samper, Alex Song, Xavi, Sergi Roberto, Luis Suarez, Munir El Haddadi, Sandro Ramirez Club León FC (--): TBA Substitutes: TBA…
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    Setanta Sports Football News

  • Kompany delighted at new deals

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    The Premier League champions have strengthened over the summer with Bacary Sagna, Fernando, Willy Caballero and Eliaquim Mangala all signing for the club, while Kompany, David Silva, Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero have all signed new contracts. Manager Manuel Pellegrini expects more players to commit their future to the club in the near future and Kompany believes it is vital to ensure the core of the team stay together for as long as possible. "It is one thing to make new signings but it is another to make sure we have a core of players who know the league and have enjoyed success in the…
  • Swans announce Fernandez signing

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    The 25-year-old successfully completed a medical at the Liberty Stadium on Monday before putting pen to paper on a four-year contract with the Premier League club. The deal is subject to international clearance. Providing he receives international clearance, Fernandez is likely to be included in the squad for Saturday's clash with Burnley. A member of the Argentina squad that reached the World Cup final earlier this summer, Fernandez held  Napoli to the Coppa Italia last season, while he featured for the club in the Champions League and Europa League campaigns.  
  • Barca transfer ban upheld

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    In April, FIFA imposed a transfer ban on the Catalan giants after they were found to have breached rules on the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18. Barcelona lodged an appeal against the sanctions with the ban put on hold pending the outcome of their case. With the ban suspended, Barcelona signed a number of players, including Luis Suarez, Thomas Vermaelen, Claudio Bravo and Ivan Rakitic. However, the FIFA Appeals Committee has rejected the appeal lodged by Barcelona with the club now set to serve a year-long ban, which will prevent them from registering…
  • Snodgrass facing lengthy spell out

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    Snodgrass made the switch to the KC Stadium from Norwich in June, but it is feared he will be sidelined until well into the New Year after he was injured in the Tigers' 1-0 win at QPR last weekend. The 26-year-old will undergo a scan on Wednesday to determine the extent of the injury, but it is feared he has damaged ligaments as well as dislocating his knee cap. "He dislocated his kneecap and damaged the ligaments which hold it in place," manager Steve Bruce told reporters ahead of Hull's trip to Belgium to face Lokeren in the Europa League qualifier. "It looks as if it will be a repair job…
  • Courtois wants to learn from Cech

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:31 am
    Cech has been the Chelsea number one for ten years, but he was dropped to the bench for the Blues Premier League opener against Burnley, as manager Jose Mourinho opted to start Courtois in goal. The snub has raised questions about Cech's future at Stamford Bridge with Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco reported to be following the situation closely. While Courtois has no intention of giving up his place in the Chelsea goal, the 22-year-old is keen for Cech to remain so he can learn from him. "I want him to stay. Even if he doesn't play he can be a lot of help to me in training," Courtois said. "I…
 
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  • LIVERPOOL FINALLY SIGN MORENO

    12 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Liverpool FC have finally signed Spanish left-back Alberto  Moreno from Sevilla in a £12 million fee with further add-ons included in the deal.Brendan Rodgers has made no secret of his desire to sign the Spanish international all Summer and MD Ian Ayre turned up trumps. While Seville were in Cardiff to play Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday, Ayre sealed the cut-price move for the player.Moreno had been due to play against Madrid, but was pulled out once the deal was agreed, he was pictured to be crying as his, soon to be former team, lost…
  • LIVERPOOL HAVE MAJOR INJURY CONCERNS AHEAD OF THE UTD CLASH

    3 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Liverpool's pre-Season has been badly hampered by injuries to Lazor Markovic, Daniel Agger, Adam Lallana, Jon Flanagan, Fabio Borini and Daniel Sturridge, 6 players who would surely be playing had they not been shot down with ankle, knee and hamstring injuries this early.Far from the ideal preparation Brendon Rodgers would have wanted for the Season ahead as he looks to mould his team into Premier League contenders once again.Still, Liverpool have qualified For the International Champion's Cup against Man Utd tonight with Ricky Lambert as the only fit striker for the Reds.Makes you…
  • 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…
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    O-Posts

  • Southampton: Plenty of cheer taken from Anfield for Koeman as the Saints’ new era gets underway

    O-Posts Team
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Ronald Koeman’s introduction to Premier League life would not have received the same extent of media examination as that of his former mentor Louis Van Gaal just 24 hours before him, but both the league’s two new Dutch coaches move on with similar problems but with very different campaigns lying in wait. After Van Gaal, whom Koeman assisted at Barcelona, saw his Manchester United team lose 2-1 at home to Swansea, Koeman took Southampton to Liverpool where they lost by a similar score-line, but saw enough from a promising display to indicate the season ahead won’t be as tumultuous as…
  • Chelsea: Cech or Courtois — who should be the Blues’ custodian this season?

    O-Posts Team
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:27 pm
    It has been described by some as the toughest selection challenge the Abramovich era has faced to date, which of Chelsea’s two world class goalkeepers will be the club’s first choice? The youngster who has shown consistent brilliance or the almost faultless veteran? My answer to this predicament requires some analysis. It has got all the makings of a great season for Chelsea. The depth is well and truly there, and the striker problem of last season looks set to be resolved by the signings of Diego Costa and the returning legend Didier Drogba. Issues are faced by Mourinho in other…
  • Antoine Griezmann: Le Petit Diable more than enough to make up for Atletico’s losses

    O-Posts Team
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    After the fantastic achievement of last season, when Atletico Madrid were taken to the final of the Champions League and to their first league title in 18 years, it has been a summer where reality has returned to bite the club that is still crippled by debts despite their remarkable turnaround in fortunes under Diego Simeone. Since 2011 Atletico have been paying back the outstanding £424.3 million they owed to creditors, including around £141 million to the tax authorities. The club have slowly worked the tax bill down to under £100 million but they are not forecasted to clear their debt…
 
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    Soccer Classroom

  • What Should You Do About a Soccer Player that Continuously Makes Mistakes?

    Nicholas Spiller
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom A single error-prone player can ruin any team’s hopes – (Photo: Article.wn.com) The tricky thing about sports is that because of the close nature of so many games, a single mistake or mental error can cost a team the game.  Having mental strength, a reliable touch, and a consistently high level of play is key to earning victories.  But when one player blows a game with a bad late mistake, their confidence can be shattered, and they are liable to continue making grave errors.  For a coach this situation can be hard to handle,…
  • Expect Rush of Transfers in the Final Weeks of the Window

    Nicholas Spiller
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom Coaches will certainly be tinkering with their squads in the next two weeks! – (Photo: Article.wn.com) While we’ve already seen a rush of 2014 World Cup stars on the move from one club to another for astounding transfer fees this summer, there is little reason to believe that the summer transfer window has ended, despite the fact that most European soccer leagues will be getting underway in the next few days.  The August 31st closing of the transfer window each season gives managers a few weeks to assess their squad before they…
  • The Many Benefits of Small-Sided Soccer Games

    Nicholas Spiller
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom Even the pros use small-sided games to practice! – (Photo: Article.wn.com) As soccer experts analyze how to best develop young players, a repeated theme continues to be seen:  the more touches that someone gets on the ball, the better a soccer player they will become.  Whether it be through solitary practice with juggling or dribbling drills, or whether it comes through soccer practice and passing drills, the more times a player gets their feet on the ball, the more their muscle memory will develop and the more comfortable they will…
  • 5 Major European Teams to Watch this Season

    Nicholas Spiller
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom Which team are you most excited to see? – (Photo: En.wikipedia.org) While the usual suspects will probably be very strong this year (just like any other), several teams have caught my eye this offseason as having the potential to not only win trophies but also add high level of excitement to their displays.  During the transfer window, the following 5 teams have added wonderful star power to squads already capable of glory.  Here are my 5 major European teams to watch in the season ahead: 1. Arsenal – While all the talk last…
  • High Stamina Vital for Professional Soccer Hopes

    Nicholas Spiller
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:32 pm
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom Who told you soccer would be all fun and games? – (Photo: Carpscorner.net) It’s no surprise that the last moments of a tight soccer match (or any sport for that matter) are the most entertaining.  Players are worn down so mistakes tend to happen, and a dramatic game-winning goal or play is always sure to get the heart racing.  But for the players on the pitch, who’ve given it their all for 85 minutes, that last stretch can be the most enduring and challenging time on the field.  But for the fittest of the fit, and for those…
 
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  • 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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  • Juventus chief gives update on Manchetser United’s target

    Joe Nicholas
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Manchester United’s struggle to acquire the services of Arturo Vidal is now believed to hit a potential stumbling block. Juventus sporting director has now given his verdict well and truely clear according to the Gianluca Di Marzio website. The trusted and respectable source claimed that Marotta is adamant about keeping the 27 year old Chilean midfielder and doesn’t wart to part with club’s prized asset despite interest from elsewhere. Moreover the club executive has blamed the media, which he believes to have linked the player with a move to Manchester United. The 57 year…
  • (PICTURE) Official! Marcos Rojo In Manchester United Colours

    Joe Nicholas
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Argentine defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for a €20m deal with midfielder Nani heading the other way. The 24 year old comes on the back of a fantastic World Cup campaign with his national side after having been narrolwy pipped by Germany in the final at the Maracana. Rojo was also named in the Castrol Index All Star Team of the tournament Rojo can play either as a centre back or slot in as a left wing back and its his tactical flexibility to play in a number of positions  that provoked new United manager Louis Van Gaal to pursue his…
  • Manchester United Transfers: 3 Players Who Are A Must Buy Before The Window Closes

    Doohan Vaz
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Manchester United’s lacklustre performance was punished by Swansea, who beat them 2-1 in the opening weekend of the season. Their squad depth was ruthlessly exposed, as their academy players were clearly not up to the mark, in the absence of some of their top players such as Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick. Injuries might force players out of games later on, as the season progresses, but sadly, United are lacking the necessary players to replace their first-team players. FootballFriendsOnline.com feels that Louis van Gaal needs at least three players who are capable of walking…
  • DONE DEAL: Liverpool confirm player signing

    Joe Nicholas
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Liverpool have confirmed the season long deal for Portuguese defender Tiago Ilori on a season long loan deal to French side Bordeaux. The 21 year old had earlier featured for Spanish side Granada on a loan spell in the 2013-14 season and yet another spell this time in France will surely add to the player’s much needed valuable experience. Liverpool’s official Twitter Handle confirmed the news. #LFC can confirm Tiago Ilori has joined Bordeaux on a season-long loan deal http://t.co/wiP8V9clTu pic.twitter.com/LcC34tMQkW — Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 18, 2014 The youngster had earlier joined…
  • Manchester United suffer huge blow in chase of £30m rated Chelsea target

    Joe Nicholas
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    Manchester United have suffered a major blow in their pursuit of Roma’s Mehdi Benatia as the defender is set to open talks over a certain contract extension with the Wolves. The Express reports that the 27 year old Moroccan’s agent set to meet the Giallorossito discuss a new lucrative contract. The player’s future seemed away from Roma over the summer but it is now believed that the capital club is set to retain their most prized asset. United have thus failed to acquire yet another major  transfer target and after Nmenaja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand leaving the club at the…
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  • Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 2 EPL Picks

    Todd
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    The first week of the Premier League was rather eventful with several teams producing unexpected, if not shocking, wins in the opening match day. Related posts: Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 1 EPL Picks 2014-15 Premier League Season Team by Team Preview Part 1 2014-15 Premier League Season Picks and Predictions
  • Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 1 EPL Picks

    Todd
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    The time has finally arrived. The start of the 2014-15 Premier League season! I am totally ready and so excited to get started. Having had a summer of nearly nonstop soccer action has actually seemed to help me be even more excited for this EPL season to start up again. Related posts: Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 2 EPL Picks 2014-15 Premier League Season Team by Team Preview Part 1 2014-15 Premier League Season Picks and Predictions
  • Premier Soccer Chat Fantasy Football League

    Todd
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    I know that a lot of readers really enjoy playing fantasy football (soccer) and I am definitely one that loves to get into the game. I will admit that I’m not always that good at it, but it is still a ton of fun to play. This year I am setting up a Fantasy Football […]
  • 2014-15 Premier League Season Team by Team Preview Part 2

    Todd
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Less than two weeks remaining in the pre-season before the Premier League season starts so I’m bringing my team by team previews to follow up my 2014-15 Premier League season predictions. Read on for Part Two of these season preview. Related posts: 2014-15 Premier League Season Team by Team Preview Part 1 2014-15 Premier League Season Picks and Predictions
  • 2014 Summer Transfers for the Premier League

    Todd
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:34 pm
    This 2014 summer off-season has been quite busy in terms of transfers being made in the Premier League. I will be doing my best to keep this updated with players being moved in the Premier League for this summer transfer window. Related posts: 2014-15 Premier League Season Picks and Predictions
 
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  • Should Allen and Can start ahead of this veteran Brazilian?

    Amit Mishra
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Liverpool won their opening game against Southampton two days ago, but they can definitely count themselves lucky as the Saints played some brilliant football after dominating the midfield. One of the main reasons of this is because of the shape of the Liverpool midfield that was put out by Brendan Rodgers. Steven Gerrard took over as the holding midfielder last season and performed admirably. Gerrard in that role is a more potent weapon compared to anyone else in the team at the moment as none of them seem to possess the level of passing that the 34-year old has which is key element of…
  • Jordan Henderson : Scapegoat to Future Captain…

    Johnson Gerrard Kanjirathingal
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Goal-scoring midfielders are a very rare breed of footballers in World Football. Juggling one’s defensive and offensive responsibilities and finding the back of the net regularly requires a special blend of talent, ability, hard work and desire. And boy, oh boy, it’s not as easy as it sounds. History is a testament to the fact that before our talismanic captain Steven Gerrard, there have been just 3 midfielders who surpassed the 20 goal mark in a season in the Red of Liverpool. John Wark in the 1984-1985 season did it and was soon followed by Danish dynamo Jan Molby in the following…
  • Liverpool’s win against Southampton: Player Ratings

    Johnson Gerrard Kanjirathingal
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    Nervy yet satisfactory. Brendan Rodgers Liverpool sealed a narrow victory over a depleted Southampton side at Anfield on the opening game of the 2014-2015 season. Now the task is cut out as they face champions Manchester City in their very next match.   Simon Mignolet – 8/10 The Belgian shot-stopper has done it twice in as many seasons. Opening day last season, the Belgian secured the 3 points after a double save from a Jonathan Walters penalty. The save from Morgan Schneiderlin late on was equivalent to the one last season if not better. Javi Manquillo – 7/10 Though not as…
  • Why signing this veteran striker is the best solution for the Reds at the moment

    Johnson Gerrard Kanjirathingal
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Having wrapped up almost all of his transfer dealings before the start of the 2014-2015 season, the only spot left to fill for Brendan Rodgers is the one vacated by Uruguayan PFA Player of the Year 2013-2014. The former Liverpool no. 7 swapped Anfield for Camp Nou soon after the end of the FIFA World Cup for a reported 75 million GBP transfer. Rodgers, who had begun strengthening his team well before the departure of his star striker was left with another spot to fill following Suarez’ departure to the Catalans. With Spanish misfit Iago Aspas out on loan at Sevilla for the rest of the…
  • Three reasons why this £28 million rated Italian striker might just be the final jigsaw in Rodgers’ puzzle.

    Johnson Gerrard Kanjirathingal
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    27 year-old American born Italian international striker Giuseppe Rossi of Fiorentina is the latest attacking player to be linked with Liverpool as the search for Luis Suarez’ replacement goes on. The Italian striker who was controversially left out of the 23-man Azzurri squad has been linked with the Merseyside Reds as the summer transfer window of 2014 heads into it’s final couple of weeks. The former Manchester United striker currently plies his trade in the Serie A with Fiorentina. The injury-prone attacker netted 16 goals in 22 league appearances for Fiorentina as his side…
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    A Stamford Bridge Too Far

  • Which Of Chelsea’s Loan Stars Can Impress Next Season?

    admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    The latest piece of Chelsea transfer news involves the Spanish midfielder Oriel Romeu who has been loaned out to Stuttgart for the whole of the 2014-15 campaign. The 22 year old spent last season at Valencia and in his three years at Stamford Bridge he has only made 22 league appearances. Romeu is so far just one of ten players loaned out by Jose Mourinho and it would be no surprise if further squad members left on a similar arrangement before the start of the campaign. But why does the club buy and farm out on such an extensive scale and which of the current loanees can recover to make their…
  • Predicting Chelsea’s Probable Line Up For The 2014-15 Season: The Headache That Jose Mourinho Has

    Abhay Shenoy
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    Expected line-up for 2014-15 season Chelsea will be entering the season with a very strong squad and manager Mourinho will have a good selection headache ahead of the matches. But before the exciting new season begins, fans like to guess the formations and the probable first team players and it is pretty exciting for most of us to make estimates and imagine the strength of such a team. Chelsea have a squad capable of fighting it out on all three fronts- The Premier League, the UCL and the FA Cup. Here is the probable starting line-up. Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois/Petr Cech It is going to be a…
  • 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 as…
  • 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. They reached the latter stages of the Champions League and, at about that time, the title race was taking shape. Manchester City and Liverpool ended up leaving Chelsea behind as they were already out of the other competitions.
  • 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. Chelsea already have good options in…
 
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  • Juventus chief gives update on Manchetser United’s target

    Joe Nicholas
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Manchester United’s struggle to acquire the services of Arturo Vidal is now believed to hit a potential stumbling block. Juventus sporting director has now given his verdict well and truely clear according to the Gianluca Di Marzio website. The trusted and respectable source claimed that Marotta is adamant about keeping the 27 year old Chilean midfielder and doesn’t wart to part with club’s prized asset despite interest from elsewhere. Moreover the club executive has blamed the media, which he believes to have linked the player with a move to Manchester United. The 57 year…
  • (PICTURE) Official! Marcos Rojo In Manchester United Colours

    Joe Nicholas
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Argentine defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for a €20m deal with midfielder Nani heading the other way. The 24 year old comes on the back of a fantastic World Cup campaign with his national side after having been narrolwy pipped by Germany in the final at the Maracana. Rojo was also named in the Castrol Index All Star Team of the tournament Rojo can play either as a centre back or slot in as a left wing back and its his tactical flexibility to play in a number of positions  that provoked new United manager Louis Van Gaal to pursue his…
  • Manchester United Transfers: 3 Players Who Are A Must Buy Before The Window Closes

    Doohan Vaz
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Manchester United’s lacklustre performance was punished by Swansea, who beat them 2-1 in the opening weekend of the season. Their squad depth was ruthlessly exposed, as their academy players were clearly not up to the mark, in the absence of some of their top players such as Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick. Injuries might force players out of games later on, as the season progresses, but sadly, United are lacking the necessary players to replace their first-team players. FootballFriendsOnline.com feels that Louis van Gaal needs at least three players who are capable of walking…
  • DONE DEAL: Liverpool confirm player signing

    Joe Nicholas
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Liverpool have confirmed the season long deal for Portuguese defender Tiago Ilori on a season long loan deal to French side Bordeaux. The 21 year old had earlier featured for Spanish side Granada on a loan spell in the 2013-14 season and yet another spell this time in France will surely add to the player’s much needed valuable experience. Liverpool’s official Twitter Handle confirmed the news. #LFC can confirm Tiago Ilori has joined Bordeaux on a season-long loan deal http://t.co/wiP8V9clTu pic.twitter.com/LcC34tMQkW — Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 18, 2014 The youngster had earlier joined…
  • Manchester United suffer huge blow in chase of £30m rated Chelsea target

    Joe Nicholas
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    Manchester United have suffered a major blow in their pursuit of Roma’s Mehdi Benatia as the defender is set to open talks over a certain contract extension with the Wolves. The Express reports that the 27 year old Moroccan’s agent set to meet the Giallorossito discuss a new lucrative contract. The player’s future seemed away from Roma over the summer but it is now believed that the capital club is set to retain their most prized asset. United have thus failed to acquire yet another major  transfer target and after Nmenaja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand leaving the club at the…
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  • Valencia – Milan: Live Streams

    Martina Alcheva
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    Watch Diego Lopez debut at the Mestalla! LINK 1 LINK 2 LINK 3 LINK 4 LINK 5 SOPCAST CHANNELS: sop://broker2.sopcast.com:3912/172997 The official line-ups: VALENCIA: Diego Alves; Vezo, Barragan, Otamendi, Gaya; Piatti, Javi Fuego, Parejo, Andre Gomes; Rodrigo, Paco Alcaer. MILAN: Diego Lopez; Abate, Bonera, Zapata, Albertazzi; Poli, Cristante, Muntari; Honda, Pazzini, El Shaarawy. ———————— BONUS: Palmeiras – Sao Paulo: Live Streams (The match also begins at 21:00 CET) LINK 1 LINK 2 The official line-ups: PALMEIRAS: Fabio; Wendel, Lucio,…
  • PHOTO: Lopez & Armero Jersey Numbers

    Martina Alcheva
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Diego Lopez has inherited Taarabt’s 23, while Armero has continued using the same number from his Udinese and Napoli spells.    Filed under: AC Milan, Jerseys, Official Numbers Tagged: ac milan, armero, gallery, jersey, lopez, squad numbers
  • PHOTO: Diego Lopez In Milan Jersey

    Martina Alcheva
    9 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    A preview of how the jersey would fit on Lopez! #BenvenutoDiegoLopezFiled under: AC Milan, Images, Real Madrid Tagged: ac milan, gallery, lopez, real madrid
  • VIDEO: Chivas 0–3 Milan

    Martina Alcheva
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    In case you have missed the action! Filed under: AC Milan, Friendlies, Video Archive Tagged: ac milan, balotelli, friendly, highlights, niang, pazzini
  • Chivas – Milan: Live Streams

    Martina Alcheva
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm
    The end of a disappointing USA tour… LINK 1 LINK 2 LINK 3 LINK 4 LINK 5 The official line-ups: CHIVAS: Rodriguez; Pereira, Salcido, Araujo; Sanchez, Arce, Castro, G. Rodriguez; Bravo, De Nigris, Fierro. MILAN: Abbiati; Abate, Alex, Mexes, Albertazzi; Poli, Cristante, Muntari; Honda, Balotelli, Niang.Filed under: AC Milan, Friendlies, Live Streams Tagged: ac milan, friendly, live streams
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  • Arsenal Closing In On Olympiacos Defender Kostas Manolas

    JD
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    It has been reported that Arsenal are edging closer to signing Olympiacos defender Kostas Manolas. The Daily Mail reported that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to sign a new defender before the transfer deadline following the departure of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona. The Gunners’ need for defensive cover has heightened following a hamstring injury to Kieran Gibbs that will rule him out for the next three weeks. Manolas is a strong contender to fill the vacancy left by Vermaelen. And Arsenal are pushing hard to complete a £6.5million deal by September 1. The North London club believe…
  • Man Utd, Juventus Set To Go Head To Head For Ron Vlaar

    JD
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    It has been reported that Juventus are chasing Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar. Villa boss Paul Lambert questioned Vlaar’s commitment to the club last week amid talk of interest from Manchester United and AS Roma. Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Juve now have the Dutch international under consideration. The Serie A champs are in the market for a new centre-half and their search has led them to Vlaar, Related Footy NewsJuventus Wants Arturo Vidal To Make Man Utd DecisionMan Utd Remain Interested In Juventus Midfielder Arturo VidalMan Utd Legend Scholes Pays Glowing Tribute To Juventus…
  • Arsenal, Chelsea Remain Interested In PSG Midfielder Adrien Rabiot

    JD
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It has been reported that Arsenal and Chelsea are battling for PSG youngster Adrien Rabiot. Le Parisien revealed that Laurent Blanc was determined to hold onto the starlet, but would now rather cash in after Rabiot rejected a new deal from the oil-rich club. The midfielder now has less than a year to run on his contract. The 19-year-old has been attracting the interests of Roma and Juventus in recent weeks, but Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho are leading the race for his signature, says the Daily Express. Both managers were willing to pay as much as £10million for Rabiot, but it’s now…
  • Man Utd Target Fredy Guarin Set To Open Inter Milan Talks

    JD
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    It has been reported that Fredy Guarin’s future at Inter Milan is set to be settled this week. The Colombian international midfielder has been linked with Manchester United, Zenit St Petersburg and Tottenham in recent days. Guarin’s agent, Marcelo Ferreyra, is arriving in Milan today for talks with Inter chief Piero Ausilio. Ausilio will seek an update from Ferreyra about which clubs are in contact and Guarin’s asking price will also be discussed. Inter, for the moment, have put the midfielder up for sale at €15 million. Related Footy NewsLiverpool Fear Manchester United…
  • Everton In Advanced Talks With Arsenal, Tottenham Target Samuel Eto’o

    JD
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Reports are out claiming that Everton are closing on a deal for free agent Samuel Eto’o. The Times reported that Everton chiefs met with his representatives over the weekend. The Cameroon international striker was released by Chelsea at the end of last season. Everton are now preparing to make a contract offer to Eto’o for consideration. The 33 year-old forward has also held talks with Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham in recent weeks. Related Footy NewsArsenal Join Race To Sign Chelsea Striker Romelu LukakuEverton To Beat Arsenal, Liverpool For Released Chelsea Striker Samuel…
 
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  • Will the purchase of new players boost performance

    fantasyyirma
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Guest Post from Louis Blackburn If you would like to submit a guest post to feature on FantasyYIRMA.com simply drop us an email to FantasyYIRMA@hotmail.com     The 2013/2014 English premier league season was amazing in a number of ways. The news of the season was of course the crush of Manchester United. I will […]
  • The 5 Best Things About Premier League Week 1: Including Arsenal, Liverpool and, er, Lee Cattermole?!

    fantasyyirma
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    Santi Cazorla Didn’t Vanish So now we know. The vanishing spray doesn’t work on people. Referee Jonathan Moss’s unfortunate case of premature e-spray-ulation didn’t result in Santi Cazorla disappearing before our eyes altogether, although his poor performance against Crystal Palace probably ensured that Arsenal fans wished it had. Jordan Henderson’s Through Ball The arc, the […]
  • The 5 Best Things About Premier League Week 1

    fantasyyirma
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Santi Cazorla Didn’t Vanish So now we know. The vanishing spray doesn’t work on people. Referee Jonathan Moss’s unfortunate case of premature e-spray-ulation didn’t result in Santi Cazorla disappearing before our eyes altogether, although his poor performance against Crystal Palace probably ensured that Arsenal fans wished it had. Jordan Henderson’s Through Ball The arc, the […]
  • Liverpool vs Southampton : Confirmed Lineups

    fantasyyirma
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    Line ups available from 12.30pm   Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Sturridge Subs: Jones, Toure, Sakho, Allen, Ibe, Can, Lambert Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte (c), Yoshida, Bertrand, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Pellè. Subs:K. Davis (GK), Long, Taïder, Cork, Hooiveld, Isgrove, Stephens. Liverpool’s New Signings- Who To Get? […]
  • Arsenal v Crystal Palace : Premier League Preview

    fantasyyirma
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Opening Day: The Gunners look to shoot down the Eagles By @Betfuze Olivier Giroud is 4/1 to score first against Palace. A few days ago, both Arsenal and Crystal Palace fans will have been buoyed by the optimism and expectations that only a new season can bring, but with the shocking resignation of Tony Pulis already […]
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  • Liverpool reject Barcelona’s claim of £10M discount

    Aaron
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    Liverpool have come out and quashed Barcelona's claims that they got top striker Luis Suárez for £10M less than anticipated.Barcelona have claimed that instead of paying the full £75M they knocked Liverpool down to £65M, something that the Anfield club deny. More on this story
  • Barcelona thrash Leon in Luis Suárez’s debut

    Aaron
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Barcelona thrashed Leon in Luis Suárez's debut on Monday night at the Nou Camp. Barça won by 6 goals to nil in what was merely a training session for the Catalan giants with Suárez coming off the bench to make his debut. More on Luis Suarez's debut at the Joan Gamper Trophy
  • Barcelona reach an agreement for Douglas Pereira

    Aaron
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:47 am
    Monday morning and I'm as surprised as anyone to learn that Barcelona have reached an agreement for Douglas Pereira. Douglas who, I hear you say? He's a Brazilian who plays for São Paulo and Barcelona have bought him for €8M euros, that's all.More about Douglas Pereira
  • Luis Suárez to train today and presented on Monday

    Aaron
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Luis Suárez will start training today and will be presented to the fans as an official Barça player on Monday.The appeal was upheld as the Court of Arbitration for Sport sided with FIFA but made some adjustments to allow him to train and be presented. More on Suarez's ban appeal
  • Barcelona moderately optimistic about Luis Suárez

    Aaron
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:43 am
    FC Barcelona are said to be ‘cautious and optimistic’ about the upcoming verdict by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.A three man panel will make a decision today in light of FIFA's four month ban following the player's biting of Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. More on Luis Suarez's ban appeal
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  • Sporting 2014/15 Champions League Kit Revealed

    Lee Tattam
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Portuguese football kit news this evening as the new Sporting 2014/15 Champions League kit made by Macron has been released. The new Sporting CP UEFA Champions League shirt has a dark green base colour with lighter green sleeves. The collar and the trim are coloured white. A white Macron logo appears on the right breast […] The post Sporting 2014/15 Champions League Kit Revealed appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Football Kits Online!.
  • Umbro Hull City 2014/15 Third Kit Released

    Lee Tattam
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    English Premier League side Hull City have today released their new 2014/15 blue and white third kit made by Umbro. A few days back the new Hull City 2014/15 third kit was leaked in the new FA Premier League handbook 14/15, but today has been officially released. The new Hull City third shirt has a […] The post Umbro Hull City 2014/15 Third Kit Released appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Football Kits Online!.
  • Brisbane Roar 2014/15 Home Kit Made By Umbro

    Lee Tattam
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Today the Brisbane Roar 2014/15 home kit made by Umbro was released by the Australian Hyundai A-League side featuring the new club badge. The reigning Australian Champions only announced Umbro as their new kit manufacturer four days ago but the new home strip was revealed today. Brisbane’s new home jersey has a orange base colour […] The post Brisbane Roar 2014/15 Home Kit Made By Umbro appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Football Kits Online!.
  • Leyton Orient Away Kit 2014/15 Made By Nike

    Lee Tattam
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    News from Sky Bet League 1 as the new Leyton Orient away kit 2014/15 made by Nike has been released. The O’s 2014/15 away shirt has a blue base colour and features two white hoops down each sleeve. A white Nike Swoosh is placed on the right breast with the Leyton Orient crest on the […] The post Leyton Orient Away Kit 2014/15 Made By Nike appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Football Kits Online!.
  • New Adidas Belgium 2014/15 Kits Released

    Lee Tattam
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    International football kit news this evening as the new Adidas Belgium 2014/15 kits have been officially released. Back in May reports in Belgium suggested that the national team had agreed a deal with Adidas to replace Burrda. The contract is worth £1.8million a year and will see Adidas manufacture Belgium’s football kits until 2020. Due […] The post New Adidas Belgium 2014/15 Kits Released appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Football Kits Online!.
 
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  • Rodgers keen on Monaco star Radamel Falcao

    Sammy Jakes
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is desperately looking forward to bring AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao to Anfield this summer in order to strengthen his squad, according to reports from the Express. It has been reported that the Reds are interested to land the 28-year-old Colombian, and the Ligue 1 side are willing to off-load the striker [...]
  • Arsenal to make move for Liverpool defender Daniel Agger

    Sammy Jakes
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Arsenal are reportedly plotting a summer move to sign Liverpool defender Daniel Agger after Thomas Vermaelen joins the La Liga giants Barcelona, according to the Mirror. Vermaelen, 28, joined the Catalan giants on a five-year deal believed to be in the region of £15million and the Emirates boss Arsene Wenger will now use those money [...]
  • Twitter reacts as Alexis Sanchez makes his Arsenal debut

    Sammy Jakes
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez finally made his debut for the Gunners in the 5-1 victory against Benfica at the Emirates Cup. The Chilean international is the big signing of this summer transfer window at the Emirates, arrived from Barcelona for a £32 million deal. The 25-year-old, who replaced Yaya Sanogo, who scored four goals for the [...]
  • 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 [...]
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  • Marcos Rojo confirms United move

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:34 am
    Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo has confirmed his transfer to Manchester United in an interview with Argentinian radio Continental, reports The Telegraph. Marcos Rojo on ARG Radio Continental right now: ‘It feels like a dream, to be a Manchester United player. Leaving Sporting wasn’t easy.’ — Sam Kelly (@HEGS_com) August 18, 2014 The report claims that 24-year-old is set to sign a four year contract in a £16m move after passing a medical at Old Trafford. The 20-time English champions have been heavily linked with the Argentine international as LVG’s looks to…
  • Luke Shaw sidelined for a month with injury

    admin
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Manchester United have confirmed that their defender Luke Shaw has been sidelined for up to a month with a hamstring injury. BREAKING: Luke Shaw has a hamstring injury and is expected to be out for around four weeks. #mufc pic.twitter.com/HpeT2UTs2v — Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 13, 2014 The 19-year-old teenager picked up an injury during training this week and will miss the first four Premier League games. The England left-back, who was a member of 2014 World Cup Squad -  joined the Red Devils from Southampton earlier this summer, will have to wait for his debut.  Shaw may not be…
  • Mats Hummels going nowhere, says Jurgen Klopp

    admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that defender Mats Hummels will not be leaving the Bundesliga club this summer. The 25-year-old centre-back has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer, who are desperate to bolster their defence department following the departures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. But a day after the Germany international was confirmed as club’s new captain, Klopp reiterated he will not be joining the Premier League club Manchester United. .@matshummels ist neuer Kapitän von Borussia Dortmund! Mehr dazu: http://t.co/e3Bh9b29Pd…
  • Borussia Dortmund: Marco Reus is not for sale

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has insisted that the Bundesliga club has no plans to sell Marco Reus this summer. With reports suggesting that the Premier League giants Liverpool have suffered a huge blow in their pursuit of the Germany international after Dortmund reiterated that the midfielder is not for sale. The 25-year-old has been linked with a number of top English clubs with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool for some time, including League rivals Bayern Munich. Michael Zorc has insisted that Reus remains a key player at Westfalenstadion. “[We…
  • Liverpool defender Daniel Agger wants to leave Anfield

    admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Mirror have reported that Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has asked his boss Brendan Rodgers to let him leave the Anfield during the current transfer window. The 29-year-old centre-back made an emotional plea with Rodgers during Liverpool’s US pre-season tour. It is reported that the Liverpool vice-captain left the meeting in tears in the dressing room and was allowed to fly home from America early. Meanwhile, the Catalan giants Barcelona are favourites to sign the Danish international, who made just 23 appearances for the Reds in all competitions last season. Although, Agger’s future…
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  • Transfer Rumours: Southampton keen on Lazio star Alvaro Gonzalez

    Sumit Rawat
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    Southampton are reportedly preparing an £8million bid to sign Lazio midfielder Alvaro Gonzalez in order to reinforce the squad before the close of the transfer window, according to Daily Mirror. Gonzalez, 29, could become the latest signing at the St Mary’s as the Saints manager Ronald Koeman is eying an £8m bid for the Uruguayan international, who featured in all four matches at the 2014 World Cup tournament. Despite receiving around to £100million from off-loading their star players this summer, Koeman has only spent £47million and is still looking to add a few more players to his…
  • Done Deal: Liverpool sign Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno

    Sumit Rawat
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Liverpool have announced the signing of Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno on a long-term deal. Confirmed: #LFC have completed the signing of Alberto Moreno from Sevilla #MorenoLFC pic.twitter.com/OoBTpO8u0G — Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 16, 2014 The 22-year-old becomes the eighth summer signing, who will wear No.18 shirt for the Reds this season. However – the fee for Moreno were not disclosed but it has been reported that the fee could be around somewhere in the region of £12 million. The full back has scored three goals in 43 games last season as the club won the Europa League and…
  • David Silva signs new 5 Year deal with Manchester City

    Sumit Rawat
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:29 am
    Manchester City midfielder David Silva has signed a new five-year contract with the club that will keep him at the Etihad Stadium till the summer of 2019, the Premier League champions have announced. DAVID SILVA: @21LVA signs new five-year deal at #mcfc. Full story: http://t.co/61Fu5aMnEK pic.twitter.com/KagPbFw8To — Manchester City FC (@MCFC) August 12, 2014 The 28-year-old has been a key player at Eastlands since joining City in 2010 from Valencia. During his time in Manchester – he has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and Capital One Cup. The Spanish playmaker become the…
  • Done Deal: Man City sign Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala

    Sumit Rawat
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Manchester City have officially announced the signing of Frenchman Eliaquim Mangala from Porto for an undisclosed fee. OFFICIAL: @Elia22Mangala is a City player. Full story: http://t.co/qy7JnHAraZ #welcomemangala pic.twitter.com/ylIFnbRbN0 — Manchester City FC (@MCFC) August 11, 2014 The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the reigning Premier League champions this summer and had done his medical at the Etihad last week. The highly-rated centre back, was subject to a bid from the City during the January transfer window, but it was turned down by the Portuguese club as they…
  • Confirmed: Barcelona sign Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal

    Sumit Rawat
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Barcelona have confirmed the £15m signing of Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal, and will be introduced to the fans on the Nou Camp turf on Sunday afternoon. Agreement for T_Vermaelen05 to join FC Barcelona. More information: http://t.co/fg65RrHlI4 RT to welcome him! pic.twitter.com/jxCaGKlNq9 — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 9, 2014 The 28-year-old defender, who has already passed a medical – penned a five year contract with the Catalans, believed to be in the region of £15m. The Belgian international joined the Gunners from Ajax in 2009 and has made 150 appearances for the North…
 
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  • Glazers Will Not Sell Manchester United For At Least Five Years

    Matt Henderson
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Guardian understands today that the controversial Glazer family are not planning on selling Manchester United for at least another five years. Their ownership has come under increasing scrutiny this week, following United’s first opening day defeat at Old Trafford in the Premier League era and frustrations over investment intensifying. The ‘GlazerOut’ hashtag was used well […]
  • Guiseppe Marotta confirms Arturo Vidal’s knee is fine but confirms there is no truth in the Manchester United rumours

    Paul Bienkowski
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Another day and another mention of Arturo Vidal in the press. Juventus chief executive officer Guiseppe Marotta has spoken about the Chilean’s knee injury, confirming that he is now ready ahead of the new season, is that why he has made the announcement though? On United In Press on MUTV last night, freelance journalist Andy […]
  • Manchester United confirm Marcos Rojo as their new signing

    Paul Bienkowski
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    Manchester United have this evening confirmed the signing of Marcos Rojo from Sporting for a fee of €20 million on a five-year contract. The Old Trafford club also confirmed that United’s Portuguese winger Nani has left the club on a season log loan with his former club, which was part of the deal to bring […]
  • Angel di Maria has an offer on the table from Manchester United; reports of deal being complete in 48 hours?

    Paul Bienkowski
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Manchester United seem to be doing something in order to sign world-class players with 12 days of the summer transfer window remaining and a lack of talent in the squad going into the first part of the season. Real Madrid’s Argentinian winger Angel di Maria has been linked to the Old Trafford club for some […]
  • Malky Mackay to take Wilfried Zaha to Crystal Palace with him; should he be named as manager today

    Jake Doyle
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Malky Mackay is currently the favourite to take over from Tony Pulis after his shocking departure from Selhurst Park and the former Cardiff manager plans to take Wilfried Zaha back to the capital. The Daily Star reports that it was a disagreement with Palace co-chairman Steve Parish that helped banish the former Stoke boss. Parish was […]
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  • Thiago Motta has nose broken by headbutt in tunnel bust-up

    17 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta has suffered a suspected broken nose following a bust-up in the tunnel at the end of their 2-0 win against Bastia on Saturday. Photo: YouTube The assault took place in the tunnel after the match, in full view of other players, officials and media at Parc des Princes. CCTV footage of the incident appeared to show Bastia striker Brandão waiting for
  • Fake Cristiano Ronaldo interrupts Real Madrid vs Fiorentina friendly

    17 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    A fan dressed head to toe in full Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid kit made his way onto the pitch during a friendly match against Fiorentina in Warsaw. Ronaldo was replaced at half-time of their 2-1 defeat to Fiorentina on Saturday, but somehow magically appeared back on the pitch in the second half. Except it wasn't Ronaldo but a fan who thought himself clever, and wore a full kit as he invaded
  • Referee sends off two players during penalty shootout

    17 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    There was a truly bizarre scene in the second round of the Coppa Italia with the unusual sight of two red cards during a penalty shootout. The match between Modena and Monza on Saturday ended 0-0 after 120 minutes and had to be decided in a shootout. Monza player Andrea Beduschi converted his spot-kick and made a vulgar gesture towards the crowd, which prompted the referee to send him off. As
  • Did Ashley Young's mouth get hit by bird poo?

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    Very nasty stuff, but what a pinpoint accuracy from the bird. Don't forget to join us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates!Related links: Personal Ashley Young Also see: Angry bird attacks linesman during Brazilian match Journalist eats rat on live radio after losing bet on César Azpilicueta Sky Sports News reporter gets bird poo live on TV Pic of the day: Dog poops on Barcelona
  • Fan runs onto pitch to take free-kick for Tottenham vs West Ham

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:32 am
    A fan decided to invade the Boleyn Ground pitch during Saturday's Premier League game between West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur and take a free-kick for the visiting side. #453686024 / gettyimages.com With Christian Eriksen lining up the free-kick in the 63rd minute, one opportunist fan ran across the field and curled a rather nice shot into the hands of West Ham goalkeeper Adrián. After a small
 
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  • Arsenal, Liverpool Encouraged In Radamel Falcao Pursuit

    JD
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    It has been reported that AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has NOT turned down interest from the Premier League. Sport says Liverpool and Arsenal have sounded out Monaco and the Colombia international about the prospect of moving to England this month. While not offering encouragement, word from Falcao’s camp is that he isn’t shutting the […]
  • Everton Closing In On Arsenal, Liverpool Target Samuel Eto’o

    JD
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    It has been reported that Everton are closing on a deal for free agent Samuel Eto’o. The Times says Everton chiefs met with his representatives over the weekend. The Cameroon international striker was released by Chelsea at the end of last season. Everton are now preparing to make a contract offer to Eto’o for consideration. […]
  • Arsenal Encouraged In Bid For Shakhtar Donetsk Midfielder Bernard

    JD
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    It has been reported that Arsenal are being linked with Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Bernard. The Mirror says Arsenal are on alert after Shakhtar put Bernard up for a season-long loan. The Brazilian winger is thought to be unsettled by the continued unrest in the Ukraine and looking for a move away. And his club are […]
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Impressed By Arsenal’s New Signings

    JD
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has declared that Arsenal’s new signings have quickly settled after victory over Crystal Palace. Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers made their home debuts on Saturday and Oxlade-Chamberlain was impressed by the new signings. “I think they’ve been brilliant for us,” he told arsenal.com. “Calum Chambers at the back, at a young […]
  • Arsenal In Advanced Talks With Kostas Manolas

    JD
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Reports are out claiming that Arsenal are haggling over terms with Olympiacos for Kostas Manolas. The London Evening Standard says Arsenal have held discussions over a move for Manolas but the two clubs are yet to agree a fee. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen on adding defensive cover after allowing Thomas Vermaelen to join […]
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  • Valencia vs AC Milan

    YB
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
  • 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 […]
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  • Celtic aim to prosper from UEFA reprieve

    Harvey Mayson
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Originally posted on Top-soccer.com The bizarre events that led to Legia Warsaw’s elimination from the Champions League have left Celtic eyeing a possible £20million windfall. The Scottish champions were comprehensively outplayed over two legs against the Polish side, slumping to a 6-1 aggregate loss. Legia fielded an ineligible player in Bartosz Bereszynski for the closing minutes of the second leg. Under UEFA rules, Celtic were awarded a 3-0 second leg victory in place of the 2-0 defeat, thus winning on the away goals rule. Legia’s appeal to UEFA was dismissed and they have since…
  • Chelsea look strong after summer transfer deals

    Harvey Mayson
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Originally posted on Top-soccer.com The top five in the English Premier League have all been busy in the transfer market through the summer and their new-look squads face the acid test next weekend. After the drama of the World Cup, hostilities resume on the domestic front as the new season gets under way. Champions Manchester City received a timely reminder that they face a strong challenge this year when beaten 3-0 by Arsenal in the Community Shield at the weekend. Just as they did after their title success in 2011, City have sat on their laurels and made only minor adjustments to their…
  • Barcelona confirm Luis Suarez move to Camp Nou

    Ricardo Douglas
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    Originally posted on Top-soccer.com Luis Suarez much anticipated move to FC Barcelona from Liverpool has confirmed by both clubs, after a weeks of speculation about the Uruguayan future. The former Liverpool star is scheduled to travel to Barcelona next week to sign a five year contract and to be officially unveil to the media and fans. A statement from the FC Barcelona website reads: “FC Barcelona and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan will be travelling to Barcelona next week for a medical, to sign his five-year contract and to be…
  • Brazil in shock after 7-1 thrashing

    Harvey Mayson
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Originally posted on Top-soccer.com While there was a general feeling that this Brazil team were not the greatest, few would have anticipated the dramatic collapse that unfolded in their semi-final clash with Germany. The loss of Neymar to injury and Captain Thiago Silva to suspension weakened a team that had failed to impress in previous rounds. David Luiz, the subject of a £50million transfer from Chelsea to PSG before the World Cup, took over the captaincy and was in confident mood following his spectacular free-kick in the quater-final victory over Colombia. The team had vowed to win it…
  • Oscar scores consolation goal for Helpless Brazil in 7-1 defeat to Germany

    Ricardo Douglas
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Originally posted on Top-soccer.com After watching this Brazilian team played Mexico in the group stages and Chile in the quarter-finals, one could’ve easily guessed Brazil luck would soon run out. In both games the house nation was tested by opposition with real quality and they barely passed the test, given that the scores could’ve gone against them in either matchup. Today’s 7-1 lost against Germany just further revealed that this team wasn’t cut out to be world champions as Andre Schurrle demonstrate below how much of an unorganized unit the team is. Sure, missing star player…
 
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  • Ravel Morrison Has The Self Esteem Of An Overweight Goth

    Mark Hodge
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Despite looking and acting evil, Morrison has refuted claims that he is Dysfunctional waste of life Ravel Morrison has admitted that he is not a nice person after being questioned by police. The West Ham fuck space was arrested over allegedly assaulting two women who accused him of being descended from the evil rabbits from Watership Down. A source within the police confirmed that Morrison is a fascinating case, simply because he is a millionaire who continually breaks the law for no reason. The source said: “We had him analysed by a doctor who concluded that inside Ravel feels like an…
  • Wilshere “Getting Tattoos & Smoking, More Important Than Achieving Potential”

    Mark Hodge
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Miniature disappointment Jack Wilshere has confirmed that smoking and covering himself in tattoos is his main priority in life. The Arsenal fuck up also revealed he hasn’t hit puberty and cannot read or write. He said: “I can’t read, I can’t write and I’ve only just started getting a hard-on in the morning.” He added: “Most elite athletes who aren’t fucking idiots don’t even drink alcohol, never mind smoke cigarettes. But I love spending my days smoking like the big kids and thinking about what tattoos I can get so I can look really cool.
  • Luis Suarez Linked To Kennedy Assassination

    Mark Hodge
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:26 pm
    JFK before he had his head blown off by Suarez Convicted criminal and evil person Luis Suarez has refuted claims that he shot and killed President John F Kennedy. Infamous communist and womaniser Kennedy, who had to have his dick sedated around civilian females, was reportedly gunned down by Suarez for no reason. And despite the Uruguayan’s claims that he wasn’t even born in 1963, not one on Earth gives a fuck about what he has to say. British Prime Minister David Cameron, who has the sporting prowess of an asthmatic condom, condemned the Liverpool striker’s latest crime and…
  • Spain Actually Shit At Football

    Mark Hodge
    17 Jun 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Spain’s defensive coach Jimmy Krankie talks turkey to EPL Wire Former football favourites Spain have admitted that they were never actually that good at the sport they once dominated. Inadequate ball juggler Iker Casillas has confirmed that Tiki Taka was used to bore teams into submission and hide the fact that Barcelona players had compromised their principles by playing for a country which waged a veritable apartheid upon Catalonia. He said: “In Euro 2008, we decided to only make short passes to each other as a symbol of our lack of ambition and confidence in our own ability.
  • Tony Blair: “Rooney Shouldn’t Admit That He Played Badly”

    Mark Hodge
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:45 am
    Christian war criminal Tony Blair has insisted that Wayne Rooney’s poor performance against Italy has nothing to do with the current crisis England now face. Liar Blair was speaking at a convention of con men and adulterers in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he enjoys the climate of moral ambivalence and the excellent customer service. He said: “Look, I understand what Wayne is going through. But the last thing he should do is back down and admit that he is wrong. Jesus reportedly hates Blair “What I tell my children and my thousands of clients here in Sin City, is that admitting…
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  • Carlos Sanchez is the Perfect Piece for Paul Lambert’s Aston Villa Jigsaw

    Sam Tighe
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Carlos Sanchez is set to be unveiled as Aston Villa’s fifth summer signing on Friday after protracted negotiations with Elche, with the fee understood to be worth in the region of €4 million. fifa.com Difficulties arose throughout the week due to third party ownership—partial ownership of a player, unlike in most other leagues, is banned in the Premier League—and Elche are set to receive around half of the income. The mini-saga, if you’ll call it that, has had Villa fans on tenterhooks all week; no other signing this summer—not even former Liverpool, Valencia, Lyon and FC…
  • Heading Footballs ‘Not Safe for Children’ Says Brain Expert

    Discount Football Kits
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    A top neuroscientist has warned that heading footballs is dangerous to children as it may cause brain injuries. Dr Grey, a motor Neuroscientist at the University of Birmingham’s School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences has said: “Children should not be heading the ball…The brain bounces back and forth and it is the impact of the brain against the inside of the skull causes additional damage.” He also expressed concern about the strength of children’s underdeveloped neck muscles, saying: “We don’t know at what age children’s necks become strong enough to…
  • World Cup 2014 Sees Possession Give Way to Transition-Based Football

    Sam Tighe
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    Within minutes of the final whistle sounding Spain’s victory at Euro 2008, achieved via a ruthless brand of possession football laced with purposeful attacks, managers and coaches began scrabbling for the chalkboard. Football is cyclical; a copy-cat sport. In the same fashion NFL teams are observing the Seattle Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” with a furrowed brow and wisp of intrigue, football managers constantly look to replicate that winning formula and develop it ever further. The lessons from Euro 2008 were simple: possession-based football mixed with incisive attacks…
  • Men’s National Team Session #3

    Louis Lancaster
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    For these three training drills there needs to be a good supply of footballs to keep up the tempo of the sessions. You can use our Nike training footballs for this.   Drill 1. Structure: -Set up suitable for numbers and ability. Rules: -Whites and blues having a fight in the middle. -Whites scoring in one goal and blues the other. -If the blues have the blue in their half, whites must win the ball and transfer it to their side. -Reds act as bounce players and must play off one touch. -We played first to score 2 goals. -1 goal if all the defending team are in their defending half and 2…
  • 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…
 
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  • A new beginning for Paulinho

    Clive Elliott
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Paulinho has been dropped the first post World Cup Brazilian squad by new manager Dunga who won the FIFA World Cup with Brazil in 1994 and managed them in South Africa in 2010.The 26-year-old Paulinho is one of 13 players who were a part of Brazil’s 2014 World Cup squad who have not been selected by 50-year-old Dunga for the upcoming games against Colombia in Miami on 5th September and Ecuador in New Jersey on 9th September.The missing players include:Goalkeepers:Julio Cesar (just moved to Benfica from QPR)Victor (Atlético Mineiro)Defenders:Dani Alves (Barcelona)Marcelo (Real Madrid)Dante…
  • Pochettino "We need to win the competition"

    Clive Elliott
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Mauricio Pochettino is entering unchartered waters in his managerial career, a UEFA Europa League campaign and one this season with a carrot at the end of it.Tottenham Hotspur won this competition in it's former guise, the UEFA Cup, in 1971 and 1984. This season we begin our European adventure in Cyprus where we play AEL Limassol in the UEFA Europa League qualifying round first leg tomorrow.Spurs new boss Mauricio Pochettino has had to revise his opinion of the tournament now he is with a side who expect European football and expect to do well in it. Last season he called the lengthy…
  • Which 7 would you listen to offers for?

    Clive Elliott
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Tottenham have a list of players they will listen to offers for and a list they won't. Because someone is on the list that they'll listen to offers for doesn't man they will be sold, not everyone would be sold.But for purchases to be made sales have to be made. There are only 12 days left until the window shuts for Premier League clubs at 11pm BST on 1 September 2014.Last summer we had the 'Summer Seven' join the club so who should be the 'Summer Seven' this time around, who should be the seven you'd like to see someone generously take off our hands.Before you list your seven there are a few…
  • Miloš Veljković hopes for more first team opportunities

    Clive Elliott
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Miloš Veljković captained the Development Squad in their opening U21 Premier League fixture against West Ham on Monday, a game they won 2-1.This season the Spurs youngsters are playing their home games at the Lamex Stadium, home of Stevenage which has a capacity of 6,920. It is a good move by Spurs, in my opinion, not to be playing their home games on the training ground. The Lamex is a football stadium so the youngsters can to get used to home games in a proper football stadium, even nearly empty that has a significantly different feel than playing a game on the training ground.The match…
  • Baldini trying to make Italian sales

    Clive Elliott
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Franco Baldini has been in Italy using his contacts to try and get some deals done. Tottenham are in the usual mess of being unable to buy anyone until we offload some non-home grown players.We have targets but if we can't get rid of some players and nobody wants to buy them at our prices or they don't want to take a step down, then we can't buy them.No.PositionPlayer1GKHugo Lloris2DFKyle Walker3DFDanny Rose4DFYounès Kaboul (2nd vice-captain)5DFJan Vertonghen6DFVlad Chiricheș7MFAaron Lennon (vice-captain)8MFPaulinho9FWRoberto Soldado10FWEmmanuel Adebayor11MFÉrik Lamela13GKMichel…
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  • Koscielny doubtful for Besiktas, Mertesacker could be called

    Michael Okeje
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Laurent Koscielny could miss the Champions League play-off against Besiktas on Tuesday night. Arsene Wenger has revealed Koscielny would be accessed on Monday night if he is able to travel to Turkey for the Champions League qualification match. Laurent Koscielny is believed to have aggravated his Achilles injury in the win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. The French defender was a doubt for the premier league match but was still able to play and impressed, scoring the equalizing goal. Addressing the media regarding preparations for the important cracker, Wenger revealed Koscielny would be…
  • Arsenal to sign Eduardo Vargas

    Michael Okeje
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Arsenal are close to signing Chilean striker, Eduardo Vargas from Italian club, Napoli. Vargas who was part of the impressive Chilean side at the World Cup could be joining his national team mate, Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal in few days time. Vargas is currently out of favour at Napoli with the Rafael Benitez sending him on loan to Valencia for the second half of last season. Despite scoring just three goals in 17 games for Valencia, Vargas seem to have improved as he was impressive at the World Cup, scoring against Spain in one of the group matches. According to Chilean newspaper La Tercera,…
  • Transfer News: Kostas Manolas undergoes Arsenal medicals

    Michael Okeje
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    Arsenal are cl0se to signing Kstas Manolas from Olympiakos as the defender is reportedly undergoing his medicals. Arsene Wenger is believed to be desperate for a centre back who would fill up the void left by Thomas Vermaelen after his sale to FC Barcelona. Kostas Manolas is also reportedly a major target for Arsenal although also courted by Italian side Juventus. Arsenal have been in talks with Olympiakons with the Greek club quoting £8 million for the Manolas. Wenger who before the win over Crystal Palace admitted he was short in some area of the team seems to be getting things wrapped up…
  • Arsenal vs Crystal Palace – Sanogo,Sanchez, Debuchy and Chambers start

    Michael Okeje
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Yaya Sanogo starts for Arsenal against Crystal Palace as Olivier Giroud sits on the bench in a side that is unchanged from the team that started against Manchester City. Sanogo who obviously would be fitter than Olivier Giroud considering he was not involved in the World Cup and had more time with the squad during pre-season has been preferred to start against Palace. New signings Alexis would be making his Premier League debut while Chambers and Debuchy get their first start for Arsenal in a league game. New captain, Mikel Arteta takes his place in midfield supported by Wilshere, Cazorla and…
  • Per Mertesacker announces his retirement

    Michael Okeje
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Per Mertesacker has announced his retirement from international football becoming the third German World Cup winning player to quit the national team. Phillip Lahm and veteran striker, Miroslav Klose both announced their retirement from international football after the helping the German side to win the World Cup. Speaking to a German newspaper, Mertesacker says it is now time for him to leave, now that the team is in very good shape. “After 10 fantastic years in the national team, I have reached the decision to step down,” “The national team is in such good shape that I’m not at all…
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  • Norwich City Complete Signing of Striker Cameron Jerome

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Norwich City have completed the signing of striker Cameron Jerome from Stoke City for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £1.5m. Announcing the news via their official website, Norwich confirmed that the 28-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace, signed a three year contract.
  • Manchester United Officially Announce €20m Marcos Rojo Signing

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Manchester United have officially announced the signing of Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal, for just short of £16mThe club confirmed the news on their
  • QPR Sign Leroy Fer From Norwich for £8m

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    QPR have completed the signing of Dutch international midfielder Leroy Fer for a fee of £8m, the club have confirmed.Fer is Harry Redknapp’s fifth signing of the summer and has signed a three-year deal with the newly promoted club. The player has been handed the number 10 shirt and is in line to make his debut this weekend against Tottenham.
  • Lazar Markovic Insists He Is Unaffected By £20m Price Tag

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    New Liverpool signing Lazar Markovic believes that the £20m figure for his transfer to Liverpool will have no bearing on his performances this season.Sky Sports report that the 20-year-old winger is unfazed by the price tag even though he will be expected to deliver on the pitch quickly.
  • Edin Dzeko Signs Four-Year Manchester City Deal

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Manchester City have announced that Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko has signed a new contract at the Etihad which will keep him at the club until 2018, in a statement on their official website.
 
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    Football Rants

  • Nottingham Forest Review & Middlesborough Preview

    YaffeWanderer
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Okay, so Saturday’s 2-2 home draw with Forest was filled with mixed emotions as far as i’m concerned. Forest will do well this season under Stuart Pierce and they did play well on Saturday, to be honest they deserved three points. Britt Assombalonga looked very good for them as did Chris Burke and Michael Antonio. The second half belonged to them as we only had one attempt at goal through Craig Davies’ header while they had quite a few attempts. It was good to score twice but defending from our side for their goals was shambolic. David Wheater just can’t defend (but he…
  • Chelsea vs Burnley: Five Things We Learned

    Shay Awosiyan
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Chelsea started 2014-2015 English Premier League season with a classy 3-1 victory against newcomers Burnley F.C. Jose Mourinho’s men looked sharp and decisive as they picked up three vital road points. Despite being outmuscled and outmatched by the flurry of world-class talents on Chelsea’s game day roster, Burnley’s players were confident and gave it their all against the North London club. Here are five takeaways from the titillating encounter. Burnley is better than expected: Before the season started, the Clarets were one of the teams who looked out of place in the Premier League.
  • A big season ahead for Valencia CF

    Gianluca Filosi
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:32 am
    A new season brings new expectations and aspirations. Valencia’s disappointing finish in 8th place last season means the only way is up. Much of is this renewed optimism for a club that has experienced financial difficulties for the best part of 10 years is due to the imminent takeover by Singapore billionaire Peter Lim. The fee of the takeover is yet to be disclosed, however Lim is expected to clear the club’s debt of €200 million, as well as invest in Valencia’s long awaited new stadium – Nou Mestalla. The stadium broke ground in 2007, but the club’s massive debt halted…
  • The Premier League: The Greatest Show On Earth

    Danny T Owen
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    The Premier League title race. Is there an event so fascinating, so intriguing, so downright exciting in the world of sport? Nine exhilarating months of stunning strikes, super saves and social life wrecking weekends. Dust of the remote control, stock up on the refreshments. You’re gonna be here for the long haul. From Manchester rivals to resurgent kids of the capital, 2014/15 promises competitiveness like no other. While recent seasons have largely consisted of two, occasionally three budding glory chasers scrapping tooth and claw for a slice of cool metal, the upcoming campaign wields…
  • Tony Pulis is the first of many

    AdamMorrow
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:17 pm
    48 hours before a ball is kicked in the new Premier League season and Tony Pulis has walked out of his job as manager of Crystal Palace. Why? What for? Who’s next?   Thursday evening saw two big news stories break just before the start of the eagerly anticipated new season, Sergio Aguero signed a new mega money deal at Manchester City and Tony Pulis has left his job as the manager of Crystal Palace. Neither of these seem out of the ordinary, City have enough money to throw at their top players in order to ensure they stay for a decent tenure or at the very least go for a hefty sum,…
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  • Wenger: No new transfers

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has announced that fans must not wait for the new transfers this summer and the team are completed for the new season. “New transfers? I do not think that the fans have to wait for them. I consider that we have the squad which are able to fight for the title this season. Mesut Ozil will continue training soon and I hope he will be in a good form after 1-2 weeks”, – said the French manager.
  • Liverpool are interested in Balotelli

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:55 am
    Liverpool have started the negotiations with AC Milan regarding the transfer of Italy National Team star Mario Balotelli. The Reds are ready to pay €22 million for former Manchester City striker and sign him before the end of current summer transfer window. As our readers already know, Balotelli was linked with Chelsea move several weeks ago, but Italian side rejected to sell their star. Further details of these negotiations between Liverpool and AC Milan which start today will be announced soon.
  • Gibbs will miss 3 weeks

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs who received an injury during the Premier League match vs Crystal Palace will miss 3 weeks. The club doctors say that this is the minimum time, English defender needs to continue training. Arsene Wenger has stated yesterday that he hoped, Gibbs’ injury would not be serious but it seems, the French manager will have to find the new options in defence for the next 3 weeks. 24-years-old defender plays in Arsenal since 2007 and has scored 1 goals in 90 matches of Domestic Leagues.
  • Young winger of Fulham on Liverpool transfer radar

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:56 am
    According to British sources, Liverpool are ready to sign 17-year-old winger of Fulham Patrick Roberts this summer and have already started the talks with the player’s representatives. Liverpool are also discussing the option, according which they will sign Roberts who is considered as one of best young talents in England and then allow him to continue playing in Fulham on loan, to receive enough playing time. Fulham have not made any official comment regarding this transfer.
  • Eto’o wants to continue his career in Arsenal?

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Former Chelsea forward Samuel Eto’o who has became the free agent is waiting for the offer from Arsenal, this information was reported by almost every British football sources today. Legendary Cameroonian star was linked with Ajax and Liverpool move recently but the negotiations have filed in both occasions. These rumours are not confirmed by the player or his agents yet, London club also are not making any comment and say that Arsenal has completed the squad for the next season.
 
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  • Five-A-Side Football Coach Facebook Community

    Dene Mitchell
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Have you checked out the Five-A-Side Football Coach Facebook page yet?  Over the past week the page has had a bit of a make-over and I am determined to use it to compliment what is going on over here on the blog.  In the past, I have used it primarily as a broadcasting platform to notify you of when a ... Read More The post Five-A-Side Football Coach Facebook Community appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
  • How to Train Your Weak Foot in Under a Month

    Dene Mitchell
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    How good is your weaker foot? I have to admit, I’m not too bad on my left foot.  I can play an accurate pass, control a ball at pace and hit a fairly decent shot.  The problem is, like approximately 12% of footballers, I’m left footed. And my right-foot is terrible! This was very apparent in a recent game.  I ... Read More The post How to Train Your Weak Foot in Under a Month appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
  • The Five-A-Side Football Workout – Free Guide

    Dene Mitchell
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Football is one of the most physically unique and demanding sports in the world.  As a player, you need to focus on all areas of physical development.  You require a multitude of athletic abilities to reach your peak potential.  This is just as true for the short-sided forms of the game as it is for the 11-a-side game. The need ... Read More The post The Five-A-Side Football Workout – Free Guide appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
  • 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.
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  • EPL Opening Weekend – How the Title Favorites Fared

    Alex Morgan
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Mind, we had the World Cup to entertain us, but the Premier League off-season was just too much to bear.  What with most of the big transfer deals being done during the World Cup, after the tournament’s end football fans went cold turkey for a month.  But this weekend, the Premier League finally returned.  The ten opening fixtures might have all proved low scoring contests – the biggest goal differential came in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United – but the tight battles, two of which decided by last minute winners, hardly failed to provide entertainment…
  • MOTD: Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Alex Morgan
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Fabregas, Schurrle, Hazard, Ivanovic, Fabregas, Schurrle – GOAL. This was just a clip of the passage of play leading up to Andre Schurrle’s goal that put Chelsea ahead of Burnley twenty minutes in tonight. Everything about the goal was artistry, the quick passing, the movement, the finish; it was something out of Barcelona’s playbook. In fact, when Chelsea were rolling, from Diego Costa’s seventeenth minute goal to probably the half hour mark, they looked much like Barcelona. Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle would get wide, while Fabregas and Oscar pushed forward in the…
  • 20 teams in 20 days – West Ham United

    Alex Morgan
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    Manager: Sam Allardyce Stadium: Boleyn Ground Nickname: The Hammers Finish Last Season: 13th It is easy to realize that Sam Allardyce is one of the most unpopular managers in the Premier League. In January Jose Mourinho criticized West Ham United for playing “football from the 19th century,” but West Ham fans did not lash out at Mourinho or back their club. In fact, the majority agreed with Mourinho. The club finished comfortably mid-table last season, yet only three teams scored less than they did, two of which were relegated. And he all to often just makes his situation worse…
  • MOTD- Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City

    Alex Morgan
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    When Manchester City faced Newcastle United late last season, they won 2-0 at the Sports Direct Arena, with one goal on either side of the half. Tonight, their squad was largely unchanged from that one. Just two City players who started that match in February did not play today, and the result didn’t change either. City won 2-0, and though Newcastle put up a struggle late on they scored once on either side of the half. It is more the fact that the Sky Blues are more or less the same team they were last year, when they won the league, that is most worrying for their title rivals. Manuel…
  • MOTD: Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City

    Alex Morgan
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Just the fact that Manchester United started their opening match of the season with a back three of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Tyler Blackett, who was earning his senior competitive debut today, should have been a warning sign to United fans that nothing will come easy for them. United have spent all summer preparing for just this moment, brining in multiple “successful” signings such as Ander Herrera, but failed to find one huge gaping hole – their utter lack of any experienced defenders. Granted, they were lacking multiple starters like Luke Shaw, yet it still shows…
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  • Maribor 1 – 1 Celtic

    Time Soccer
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Watch Maribor vs Celtic Highlights The post Maribor 1 – 1 Celtic appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Lille 0 – 1 Porto

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    20 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
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  • Slovan Bratislava 1 – 1 BATE

    Time Soccer
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Watch Slovan Bratislava vs BATE Highlights The post Slovan Bratislava 1 – 1 BATE appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Standard Liège 0 – 1 Zenit

    Time Soccer
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Watch Standard Liège vs Zenit Highlights The post Standard Liège 0 – 1 Zenit appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • AaB 1 – 1 APOEL

    Time Soccer
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Watch AaB vs APOEL Highlights The post AaB 1 – 1 APOEL appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
 
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  • Manchester United vs Liverpool ICC Final Preview

    theunitedgirl
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    View this post on my new website –> click here The final is nearly upon us and IT IS NOT A FRIENDLY! We face our rivals Liverpool and beating them would really show we mean business this season! Plus it would also be nice to win something after a while. My Starting XI: It is a similar team to that against Real Madrid with a few exceptions – Blackett instead of Keane, Cleverley instead of Fletcher and Hernandez instead of Welbeck due to injury. After dominating against the champions of Europe on Saturday, I’m sure this team can leave Liverpool still in search of a trophy! Thank…
  • Manchester United vs Real Madrid Preview

    theunitedgirl
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    View this post on my new website –> click here The deciding game. If we win either in game time or on penalties we are through to the final. If we lose on penalties it will be down to the AS Roma v Inter Milan game and if we lose in game time we won’t make it to the final. Real Madrid are the strongest team in our group yet have struggled to find form and so the game could be one by either side. My Starting XI: Smalling has been injured and so will not be involved in tonight’s game so I’ve gone with what I believe to be our strongest back three as Blackett has impressed…
  • 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…
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  • Broncos stone wash the Niners at Levi’s Stadium

    Karl O&#039;Shaughnessy
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    Originally posted on 7 Million Yards:Picture from NFL.com DUBLIN, IRELAND – It might only be pre-season but few will be able to convince people that the San Francisco 49ers wanted to lose their first ever game at their impressive new 1.2 billion dollar Levis’ Stadium. But that’s exactly what happened as a rampant Denver Broncos boat…
  • You better be sweating – Peyton Manning & Gatorade

    Karl O&#039;Shaughnessy
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    DUBLIN, IRELAND - If you are looking for a sip of a cold drink to quench your thirst at this time of year, you better be sweating. Especially if a Denver Broncos future first ballot Hall of Fame quarterback is serving you! Following on from his recent hugely successful viral rap video for DirecTV with […]
  • The tightest Premier League race….ever!

    Karl O&#039;Shaughnessy
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Despite the headline of this blog post reading like a line delivered by a slick sports TV presenter in an overly tight fitting three-piece suit, there’s a large element of truth in it. There’s every possibility that this could indeed be the tightest Premier League race in a very long time. Most experts will find […]
  • Coming Soon: The Sports Waffle Podcast

    Karl O&#039;Shaughnessy
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    DUBLIN, IRELAND – The long wait is over! For who exactly I’m not sure but regardless The Sports Waffle will finally be making the leap into the world of podcasting with the semi-regular ramblings of a sports nut and his guests. Below you can find the first teaser podcast advertisement which quite literally took me weeks […]
  • Reading List #9

    Karl O&#039;Shaughnessy
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    The Best Game Ever By Mark Bowden Atlantic Books, £19.99  It’s not often that I review a book without actually finishing it yet but I’ve been so enthralled with Mark Bowden’s ‘The Best Game Ever’ that I couldn’t wait to add it to the infamous ‘Reading List’ even with 50 pages still remaining. To start […]
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  • Conte: "Italy will rise again"

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Conte: "Italy will rise again"Antonio Conte has claimed Italy will bounce back, after their disappointing World Cup campaign that saw them eliminated at the group stageThe former Juventus manager was appointed as the new head coach of the Italian national side last week and was officially unveiled yesterday."I am excited and very proud to represent Italy," Conte said. "I Realise I join the national team at a delicate time after a negative experience at the World Cup, but I am convinced that Italy will rise again."Italy have won four World Cups and need to return to the place where they…
  • Ramsey once again Arsenal’s late match winner

    16 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Ramsey once again Arsenal’s late match winner scored a last minute winner as Arsenal came from a goal down to beat a resilient Crystal Palace 2-1 at the EmiratesPalace were excellent considering their manager Tony Pulis resigned two days prior to the Premier League season and were minutes away from an impressive point.Brede Hangeland headed Crystal Palace ahead from a corner, although they couldn’t make it to half-time ahead, as Laurent Koscielny rose to an Alexis Sanchez free-kick.Keith Millen’s men were defending brilliantly and despite Jason Puncheon’s late red card, looked…
  • Conte is the new national team coach of Italy

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    Conte is the new national team coach of ItalyAntonio Conte has put pen-to-paper on a 2-year deal worth €7.2 million in totalA large portion of the sum will come from Italy’s kit sponsors, Puma.Tavecchio agreed on paying the ex-Juventus trained €1.6 million per season (€100,000 less than Prandelli). Puma will supplement the deal and more than double the annual agreement.In the past 25 years, four Juventus managers have gone on to guide the Azzurri, with Marcello Lippi lifting the trophy in 2006.Conte will have his first challenge against the Netherlands in Bari on September 4th. Which…
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced the end of his career

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced the end of his careerZlatan Ibrahimovic, the Swedish striker and one of the best strikers in the last decade, has announced the possibility of a quick end of his careerHis statement related to withdrawal from football in two years the mass began to transfer all the major world sports media."In two years I will have 34 years and I do not see myself then at this level where now playing.So I will then probably decide to take this step," said Ibrahimovic for ESPN.Ibrahimovic with PSG has a contract that will expire in 2016, and remains to be seen what will then be…
  • Mourinho: ‘Drogba could be fit for Burnley’

    13 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Mourinho: ‘Drogba could be fit for Burnley’Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed Didier Drogba could feature against Burnley on Monday eveningDrogba went off injured in Chelsea’s pre-season friendly win over Ferencvaros last Sunday, however the problem isn’t as bad as first feared.“He’s good,” Mourinho told reporters of Drogba after his side’s 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad on Tuesday night.“I don’t want to say [he will be] ready for Monday but, with the quality of our medical department and the mentality he has, I’m not saying it’s impossible for him to recover…
 
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  • LINEUPS: Besiktas vs Arsenal [UEFA Champions League]

    Shadow King
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Top: Besiktas fans being friendly towards Arsenal. Besiktas: Tolga, İsmail, Motta, Ersan, Pedro, Olcay, Veli, Necip, Oğuzhan, Mustafa, Demba Ba Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Chambers, Koscielny, Monreal, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Alexis, Cazorla, Giroud Subs: Martinez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Bellerin, Miquel, Campbell, Flamini, Rosicky The post LINEUPS: Besiktas vs Arsenal [UEFA Champions League] appeared first on Thick Accent.
  • Chelsea’s magical team goal, scored by Schurrle from a glorious Fabregas assist v Burnley

    Shadow King
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Team goal of the season perhaps? Chelsea struck Burnley again on the back of a Messi-esque run from Eden Hazard (GIF below) which was followed by a lovely lobbed assist from Cesc Fabregas. Andre Schurrle did the running and scored his first goal of the season. The post Chelsea’s magical team goal, scored by Schurrle from a glorious Fabregas assist v Burnley appeared first on Thick Accent.
  • Scott Arfield piledriver cancelled by Diego Costa debut goal, Burnley 1-1 Chelsea [Vines]

    Shadow King
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Burnley took a sensational lead at home as Scott Arfield blasted the ball the into the top corner, Courtois had no chance! Sadly for Burnley, Chelsea leveled back in 3 minutes from a decent Diego Costa goal. The post Scott Arfield piledriver cancelled by Diego Costa debut goal, Burnley 1-1 Chelsea [Vines] appeared first on Thick Accent.
  • Burnley vs Chelsea Starting XI and Subs

    Shadow King
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Burnley: Heaton; Trippier, Shackell (c), Duff, Mee; Arfield, Jones, Marney, Taylor; Ings, Jutkiewicz Subs: Gilks, Dummigan, Long, Wallace, Kightly, Sordell, Barnes Chelsea:  Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa. Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Willian, Torres, Drogba The post Burnley vs Chelsea Starting XI and Subs appeared first on Thick Accent.
  • VINE: Young Manchester United fan gives Nani a serious bollocking

    Shadow King
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:53 am
    Manchester United fan, William was obviously disappointed by Manchester United’s loss on the opening day against Swansea. The post VINE: Young Manchester United fan gives Nani a serious bollocking appeared first on Thick Accent.
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  • USMNT stars react to Tottenham’s capture of DeAndre Yedlin

    Louis East
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    DeAndre Yedlin has joined Spurs from the Seattle Sounders for around $4 million on a four-year deal and the promising youngster will have the chance to impress in the Premier League as a result. Though that won’t be until the end of the current MLS season at the earliest as he will remain in Seattle until the current campaign comes
  • 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,
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    Footy Doctrine

  • 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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  • (Picture) Arsenal Are The Lightest & Shortest Amongst Premier League Clubs, While Chelsea Stand Tallest

    SS Editor
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls Here is a fun time pass! Thanks to Dailymail, we now know who fielded the shortest and the tallest team in the opening round of the Premier League fixtures and who fielded the lightest and heaviest set of players. It doesn’t reveal any tactical set up of a team or the game play and tactics that they are going to use, but a little insight to the basics. As one would expect, Arsenal are amongst the shortest and lightest across the league along with newcomers Burnley, while Chelsea along with Stoke City, West Ham and QPR are amongst the front runners for the tallest and…
  • (WATCH) Oxlade-Chamberlain Playing Drums

    SoccerSouls
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain got a new drums as a birthday gift from his mom. The English international posted on his Facebook, “My mum bought me these the other day for my birthday! First time I’ve played in years since I was 13!! Any drummers out there got some tips for me?!” Here is he playing it,   Post by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The post (WATCH) Oxlade-Chamberlain Playing Drums appeared first on SoccerSouls.
  • Arsenal Wag Takes Up The Ice Bucket Challenge Thanks To Ozil

    SS Editor
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls Mesut Ozil took up the Ice Bucket Challenge last night after being nominated by his German colleague Boateng and Steve Aoki. Ozil, who took up the challenge nominated his girl friend Mandy Capristo, Rihanna and Derrick Rose. And thanks to Ozil, Mandy Capristo decided to join hands for the good cause, which has gone viral in the past week thanks to the ever growing list of sports athletes and Hollywood celebrities who are actively taking part. Post by Mandy Grace Capristo.     The post Arsenal Wag Takes Up The Ice Bucket Challenge Thanks To Ozil appeared first on…
  • REPORT: Arsenal To Bring Back Another Ex-Gunner

    SoccerSouls
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls According to the latest reports, Barcelona are willing to loan out Alex Song this Summer and Arsenal are considered as the favorites to land the Cameron international. Reportedly, Luis Enrique, Barcelona’s new coach has informed Alex Song that he is a free to leave the club in this transfer window. Alex Song was signed by Barcelona for £15million in 2012 but the ex-Arsenal midfielder struggled to make a mark with the Catalan side. A move away from Barcelona may give some hope to re-ignite his football career. Alex Song may not be as good as Sami Khedira (also…
  • Spurs Star Takes Up The Ice Bucket Challenge, But Nominates Arsenal Legend

    SS Editor
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls Christian Eriksen took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge having been nominated by ex-teammate Ryan Babel and the former Ajax midfielder in turn nominated Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp to do the challenge, who he was coached by at Ajax. This Ice Bucket Challenge seems to be never ending, but the good thing about it is, it is going for a good cause. From the likes of Ronaldo, Ozil to Eriksen, it has caught up to Hollywood and pop stars. The post Spurs Star Takes Up The Ice Bucket Challenge, But Nominates Arsenal Legend appeared first on SoccerSouls.
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  • Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City match report

    Haydn Cunningham
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
      Just as though it seemed we were destined for greatness we come back down to earth in devastating fashion. I for one did not expect us to come out with anything but the 3 points against a Swansea City side who looked seemingly average for the course of the match. With all the pre-season hype and the ICC trophy in the bag I really hoped the side had renewed confidence and firmly put last years disaster to the back of their minds but it was just as poor as our performances under David Moyes. It is in stark contrast to last season between the 2 managers. David Moyes endured a torrid…
  • Manchester United vs Swansea City match preview

    Haydn Cunningham
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    After a long summer waiting for the anticipated English Premier League season to start again, the 2014 – 2015 season has duly arrived and Manchester United kick proceedings off on Saturday when they take on Swansea City at Old Trafford in the early kick off at 12:45pm. It will be Louis Van Gaal’s competitive debut for Manchester United and the expectations since the Dutchman arrived in the summer have been gradually increasing with an impressive World Cup campaign with Holland followed up by 6 straight wins in pre season against very reputable opposition. Wins over LA Galaxy,…
  • 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…
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    GhanaFans.com

  • Is Afriyie Acquah the new Essien?

    Kwabena Offei Agyepong
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Undoubtedly, Ebenezer Afriyie Acquah is one of the promising youngsters for the Black Stars’ future. With humble beginnings from Glentoran Football Academy in Sunyani, Acquah is gradually becoming a mainstay at Parma FC after first being signed by German club TSG Hoffenheim in January 2013. Having been offered limited playing opportunity while in Germany, Acquah returned to Serie A on a season-long loan move from TSG Hoffenheim to Parma FC in the 2013/2014 season. The lack of playing opportunity in the Bundesliga could have affected his confidence but the loan move to Parma has turned his…
  • Kwadwo Asamoah’s Juventus: One step forward, two steps backward?

    Kwabena Offei Agyepong
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Juventus has won 3 back-to-back scudetti in the last 3 seasons with Antonio Conte as the manager.With the team’s record achievement of 30 official league titles in the 2013/2014 season, it wouldn’t have been wrong to assume that Juventus’ focus this year should be to do better than their group stage elimination in the 2013/2014 UEFA Champions League. As one of Europe’s elite clubs boasting some of the best midfielders in world football, competing in the knockout stages of the Champions League should have been a realistic target for the Bianconeri last season. For the impending…
  • Opinion: Inside the GFA: The Godfather, the Ventriloquist and the Puppet

    Kwabena Offei Agyepong
    3 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Kwesi Nyantakyi–The Godfather Let me set things off with this rather emphatic declaration–I can never trust the GFA as long as Kwesi Nyantakyi remains the boss. With regards to the GFA’s mafioso tendencies, the least said the better. And it appears I’m not the only one who has trust issues with the GFA because in December 2010, the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO)–a government agency responsible for investigating organised crime– raided the offices of the GFA. According to the Executive Director of EOCO, the raid formed part of investigations into…
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari believes Brazil will triumph on home soil

    Keith Cyril Akita
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari believes his side are very close to landing their sixth World Cup as he lashed back at his critics ahead of Friday’s all-South American quarter-final clash against Los Cafeteros of Colombia in Fortaleza. Scolari, who led Seleção Brasileira to win the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea, has a strong conviction that his young squad is well on track to lift the world title at home. “Does Brazil continue to have one hand on the trophy? Yes,” he said. “We are going on to the fifth step and there are seven steps.” Brazil…
  • “Ronaldo will not be a threat”- Maxwell Konadu

    Frank Darkwah
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:53 am
    The senior national team, the Black Stars assistant coach Maxwell Konadu believes Portugal marksman Cristiano Ronaldo will not be a threat when the Black Stars take on the Portuguese in their final Group G game at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. Ronaldo, who is yet to score at this year’s FIFA World Cup, will lead coach Paulo Bento’s side against the Black Stars on Thursday in a game which will see A Selecção das Quinas necessitate all three points in order to enhance their chances into the next round if only they manage to beat Ghana convincingly with other results going in their…
 
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    FOOTY FAIR

  • Football Stars in Vinyl - Part 2 (Gallery)

    Iain Jones
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A few weeks back we featured a collection of terrific images by New York-based graphic artist James Taylor.Taylor imagined what the album covers of football legend's like George Best, Pele and Roberto Baggio would look like if they were musicians, and better yet what these covers would look like in vinyl. To view this incredible collection, check out our piece on Football Legends in Vinyl.In the meantime feast your eyes on Taylor's interpretation of the potential album covers of some of the current stars of world football:
  • Mid-Week Rants: Your Kid is Broken, He Supports the Rival Club

    Kon Rabinovich
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Perhaps the biggest fear I have in this life is that when I have a child he or she will come home one day talking about how good Manchester United is, or even worse wearing a Sunderland shirt (unlikely but still scary). Would the officer sympathize with me and understand why I smacked the poor kid over the head?I have an acquaintance, a devoted Red Devils supporter who's 12 year old son's bedroom and closet are filled with Chelsea FC posters, cloths and memorabilia. It all started when they were at a store and the kid asked his dad to buy him Chelsea pajamas and the man caved. The kid told…
  • HOPDAYS: Dos Equis, the Jorge Campos!

    Kon Rabinovich
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    I don't always think of Mexican footballers, but when I do I think of Jorge Campos.Perhaps neither the beer nor the player were ever among the best in their field on a global scale, but both Dos Equis (XX) and Jorge Campos are a two notable products of Mexico.The beer comes in two varieties, the "Ambar" (amber) and the Lager, and Campos was infamous for being able to play two very different positions on the field. In some matches the small 5'6" goalkeepers would be substituted to play up front in the striker roll and has recorded 34 goals in his club career.The Dos Equis brand has become…
  • 2014 Brasileirao Muse Contest (Gallery)

    Pedro Almeida
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Every year the Brasileirao has a contest with women representing each of the clubs in the competition.These are the women entering this year’s contest.Flávia lucas – América-MGPaula Aires – Atlético-GONádia Kelly – Atlético-PRMirian Barreto – Atlético-MGCintia Müller – AvaíDani Mangá – BahiaCaroll Marques – BotafogoTaiana Vasconcelos – CearáThalita Bellotti – CorinthiansLarissa Gomes – CoritibaRenata Robini – CruzeiroGabriela Ávila – FigueirenseLuana Barreto – FlamengoBianca Leão – FluminenseJéssica Maciel – InternacionalAndressa Leite –…
  • 5 Bundesliga Records That Won't be Broken

    Pedro Almeida
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Many records have been set in the Bundesliga since its inception in 1963, and some of those records will stand the test of time.The Bundesliga has some of Europe’s most impressive achievements by teams and players, and when you look at the long list of records and record holders, some just stand out as perhaps the ones that will never be broken.These are five of the records that may never be broken.Highest Number of Points in One Season – Bayern Munich (91)In 2012-13 season Bayern Munich set the record for most points in one season, with 91 points. It is an incredible number of points in…
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    The Football Vault

  • Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Showing Off His Drumming Skills

    TheFootballVault
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has taken to Instagram to show off his skills with the drums.The player is seen hammering away at the drums with a new set that he was given from his mother as a birthday gift.Not only is AOC talented enough to play multiple positions on the field, he also seems to be talented enough to transition into a career as drummer.
  • Usain Bolt Planning To Give Van Gaal A Call If United Continue To Lose

    TheFootballVault
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt plans on ringing up Louis Van Gaal if his beloved Manchester United continue to lose in the league.Manchester United got their season off to a bad start on Saturday with a 2-1 loss against Swansea at Old Trafford.Many of the United fans began voice their concerns shortly after the defeat with Usain Bolt being among one of the more vocal.Bolt has come out again today and talked about Manchester United and said that he would like to do a trial at the club after he retires from running.You have to admire his confidence in thinking that he could make it at…
  • Mauricio Pochettino To Take The Europa League Seriously

    TheFootballVault
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has vowed to take the Europa League serious as his club look to challenge for honours this season.Many clubs in the past have been accused to fielding weaker teams for Europa League matches, something that Pochettino will look to change in the coming season.Spurs currently have a big squad with enough personnel to compete on multiple fronts, so Europa League matches won’t hinder the club’s Premier League ambitions too much.
  • FIFA Ban Barcelona From Signing Players Until January 2016

    TheFootballVault
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Barcelona have had their transfer ban upheld in court today after FIFA rejected their appeal, thus barring them from transfer activity for the next two transfer windows.The ban will last until the January transfer window of 2016 in which the club will finally be allowed to sign new players.The Catalan side were handed a 14-month ban from all transfer activity back in April after an investigation uncovered that the club had breached FIFA’s rules in regards to signing players under the age of 18.This breach goes against the FIFA rule which aims at preventing child trafficking in…
  • Cheeky Little Kid Asks Jamie Carragher If Luis Suarez Ever Bit Him

    TheFootballVault
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Much has been made about Luis Suarez penchant for biting opposing players during matches.The latest incident with Suarez’s biting saw him receive a four month match ban which will keep him from playing a competitive fixture his new club Barcelona until the end of October.Jamie Carragher played with Suarez for a couple of seasons at Liverpool, so he knows the player really well.While attending a training camp in Dublin Ireland, a cheeky little kid took the opportunity to ask Carragher if Suarez had ever bit him while at Liverpool, which Carragher found hilarious.
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    FutbolPulse

  • 10-Man Arsenal Hold Besiktas to Goalless Draw in Istanbul

    Jeroen Adriaanse
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Arsenal were not able to continue their winning start to the new season as both Besiktas and the Gunners failed to find the net in the first leg of their play-off in Istanbul. Arsene Wenger’s side will now have some work to do in order to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage. Demba Ba opened the game with a fantastic shot straight from kick-off. He spotted Wojciech Szczesny off his line, but the Arsenal goalkeeper was back on his line in time to tap the ball out of his goal. Since then, the Besiktas attackers showed some terrific interface by passing the ball around to…
  • Bundesliga 2014/15 Season Preview

    Rick Joshua
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Every season, the preview of the German Bundesliga has a familiar ring to it, usually along the lines of “Bayern are clearly the favorites, but Borussia Dortmund/Bayer Leverkusen/Schalke 04 will push them close.” The last two seasons have been anything but close of course, but this time around we could see things just a little tighter at the top. Tips for the Top: FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund Bayern come into the season as for many the clear favorites, but for fans the expectations are high. These days, even a domestic double is not enough for Die Roten. Any other club…
  • Swansea Shock Manchester United in Van Gaal’s Premier League Debut

    Darren Ash
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Louis Van Gaal lost his first league game in charge of Manchester United at home to Swansea City. Goals from Ki Sung-Yeung and Gylfi Sigurdsson gave the Welsh club the victory, despite new United captain Wayne Rooney scoring his first goal of the new season. United lined up in a 3-4-1-2 formation with Tyler Blackett making his debut in the back three, and fellow debutante Jesse Lingard playing as a wing-back on the right hand side. Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Darren Fletcher all started for the Red Devils in a lineup that highlighted the club’s lack of quality in depth. The…
  • Neuer, Robben, Ronaldo on UEFA Award Shortlist

    Sam France
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Cristiano Ronaldo, Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben have been named in the three-man final shortlist for the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for 2014. A poll of journalists from each of UEFA’s 54 member nations whittled an original list of ten players down to three, leaving out players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Costa and Luis Suarez. The winner will be announced live during the Champions League Group Stage draw on 28th August, Ronaldo is the firm favorite to receive the prize, despite having been named in the final shortlist for four years in a row and never won. Having set a Champions…
  • Manchester City Midfielder Javi Garcia Seals £13m Move to Zenit St Petersburg

    Oderinde Olufemi
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    Russian Premier League side Zenit St. Petersburg have completed the signing of Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia on a five-year contract, paying £13million for the Spaniard’s services. A defensive midfielder by nature, Garcia can also play in the role of central defense, but fell further down the pecking order at City with the arrival of Fernando from FC Porto. The 27-year-old passed his medical with no issues and has since been announced as the newest arrival in Andre Villa-Boas’ team. “I am happy to be a Zenit player and want to help my team as soon as…
 
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    Football Extras

  • CONFIRMED: Marcos Rojo set to join Man United

    Football Extras
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Sporting Lisbon have confirmed that Marcos Rojo is all set to join the Premier League giant Manchester United with Nani heading to his former club on loan as part of a deal. The 24-year-old defender had already confirmed that he would be moving to the Red Devils during an interview with Argentinian radio Continental and [...]
  • Twitter reacts as Liverpool beat Southampton 2-1

    Football Extras
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Liverpool start the opening weekend of the Premier League season with three points after beating Southampton 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. England international Daniel Sturridge scored a 79th-minute winner goal for the Reds. Here are the best Twitter reaction from the Liverpool fans and Professionals..! Liverpool not at their best but a big 3 [...]
  • Man City star Sergio Aguero pens new five-year contract extension

    Football Extras
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has committed his future with the reigning Premier League champions by signing a new five-year contract extension, keeping him at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2019. SERGIO AGUERO: @aguerosergiokun has signed a new five-year deal at #MCFC. Full story: http://t.co/HyemFH8iJg pic.twitter.com/B6vTmmhmqK — Manchester City FC (@MCFC) August 14, [...]
  • Manchester United: Wayne Rooney named as new captain

    Football Extras
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    The Premier League club Manchester United have confirmed Wayne Rooney as the club’s new captain for the coming season, replacing the legendary defender Nemanja Vidic – who left for Serie A giants Inter Milan. BREAKING: We can announce @WayneRooney is #mufc‘s new captain. Darren Fletcher vice-captain. http://t.co/hTVFL8ETJw pic.twitter.com/yyp65grlaJ — Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 12, 2014 [...]
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  • Premier League 2014/15 Season Preview

    Shantanu Ambekar
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    David Moyes misery is over and Louis van Gaal has arrived at Old Trafford, while Luis Suarez has left Anfield for Barcelona and Manchester City and Chelsea have spent big again. So with just few hours remaining for another entertaining Premier League season to kick-off, here is something to whet your appetite, our club-by-club preview for […] The post Premier League 2014/15 Season Preview appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • Six Things We Have Learnt From Manchester United’s Tour Of The USA

    Shantanu Ambekar
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Winning the International Champions Cup, to round off the pre-season tour of the United States of America was in many was a statement of intent from Manchester United and their new boss Louis van Gaal could not have wished for a better start. From the 7-0 opening win over LA Galaxy to the victory over […] The post Six Things We Have Learnt From Manchester United’s Tour Of The USA appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • Premier League – The Transfer Window So Far…

    Abu Ali
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:34 pm
    With just two weeks to go before the start of another Premier League season, all the teams have been spending the summer attempting to improve their squads. So what business has been happening across the league so far? Lets take a quick recap on all the key moves made so far! Lets open with the […] The post Premier League – The Transfer Window So Far… appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • Top Ten Teams of World Cup 2014 – Belgium

    Tanya Kini
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Belgium, the Red Devils as their nickname is, was touted as one of the dark horses of the World Cup and thought to be the team to shake up the big guns. Their group was relatively easy with Algeria, South Korea and Russia to play against and there was no doubt that they would exit […] The post Top Ten Teams of World Cup 2014 – Belgium appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • 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.
 
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  • Mixed transfer fortunes on busy day for United

    Editor
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Many thought Manchester United would have learnt from the lack of urgency in the transfer market last summer. The Red Devils got off to a good start this summer, signing Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera from Southampton and Athletic Bilbao respectively. However, since then the transfer activity has dried up. Last season saw United finish in their lowest ever Premier League position and a certain David Moyes was held responsible for the demise of the most successful club in English football history. The United hierarchy appear to have put the full blame on Moyes for last season’s debacle,…
  • Queens Park Rangers close on two transfer targets

    Editor
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Queens Park Rangers are set to add some quality to their squad as the signings of Eduardo Vargas and Leroy Fer are said to be imminent. Fer is expected to join on a permanent deal having undergone a medical today while Vargas will join on a season-long loan with a medical penned in for Wednesday afternoon. The Chile international has been linked with a plethora of clubs, including Premier League duo Arsenal and Sunderland. Vargas’ stock has gone up since the World Cup with a string of impressive performances against the likes of Spain, Netherlands and Australia. Having the ability to…
  • Gibbs blow hits Arsenal

    Editor
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Arsenal have suffered an injury blow following the first game of the 2014/15 Premier League season. Kieran Gibbs picked up a hamstring problem in the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening. The 24-year-old limped off in the second half and was replaced by Nacho Monreal when the score was 1-1. The injury will come as a blow to both Arsene Wenger and Gibbs who made a series of good performances in pre-season and looked strong against Palace. But the injury doesn’t come as a surprise with the English full-back having a history of injury problems, particularly with…
  • Is Benatia a response to United’s poor opening?

    Editor
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Manchester United have been linked with a swoop for AS Roma’s highly rated Mehdi Benatia. Louis van Gaal’s side had a nightmare start to the new Premier League season, going down to Welsh outfit, Swansea City, 2-1 at home on the opening day. It was evident that the Red Devils are still short on players in key areas of the pitch, but prior to this game, many thought this would be outweighed due to the talents of the tactical genius that is Van Gaal. However, despite much promise before the start of the season, United looked average in the Premier League opener, with many calling…
  • Barkley injury could be worse than first feared

    Editor
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Roberto Martinez has revealed Ross Barkley could be out injured for up to five months. The promising midfielder aggravated the medial ligaments in his knee during a training session earlier this week and originally the Everton boss was under the impression Barkley would be unavailable for six weeks. However, Martinez has backtracked on his original comments, revealing he and the Toffees’ medical team are awaiting the results of a scan before confirming how long the attacking midfielder will be out for. “He had a scan but it was a bit difficult to determine the extent,” said…
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  • Why I declined Barcelona: Koke

    onlineparker
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    The midfielder described that Madrid is his home and that he wanted to spend the coming years with the Rojiblancos, but admitted it was hard to decline the Catalunya club Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has disclosed why he refused a move to Barcelona, saying he could not tolerate to leave the Vicente Calderon. The 22-year-old […]
  • Ronaldo admits he would be open to returning to his former club

    onlineparker
    2 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Cristiano Ronaldo admits he would be open to returning to his ex- club and has praised the appearance of Louis van Gaal Ronaldo has declined to rule out a come back to Manchester United in the future and maintains his “love” for his ex- club. Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from the Red Devils in a […]
  • 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 […]
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  • LIVERPOOL 2 – 1 SOUTHAMPTON

    Stuart Drewery
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    Liverpool are BACK. Our home game against Southampton wasn’t as easy to win as many of us had thought before the game. Southampton had been selling half of their squad in this transfer window. Liverpool bought Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren and Man United bought Luke Shaw, their squad for this opening Premier League game was seriously different from their squad which beat Man United last season. This is what really filled me and no doubt others with large amounts of confidence that it would be certain victory for Liverpool before the match had even kicked off. Once the…
  • TOP 5 STRENGTHS OF LIVERPOOL THIS SEASON

    NirvayaLFC
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    The wait for the start of the new season is over. The Premier League will start on Saturday with around 6 games. However, we will be starting our campaign on Sunday, playing against Southampton at Anfield. Fans have high expectations from the Reds this season, following an amazing display last time around. Liverpool will be in contention for four different trophies this season and more silverwares in the Anfield Trophy Room is definitely achievable with the current squad. Yet, many pundits have commented of late that the current Reds’ squad won’t be able to grab the Premier…
  • NEW SEASON, NEW LIVERPOOL

    Stuart Drewery
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Today (Saturday 16th August), the Premier League starts again. Liverpool won’t play until Sunday, but most of the rest of the league’s teams will get a head start on us as they will play their games a day earlier than the Reds. Football fans around the world have been waiting for this day, counting down the days until the very first games of the new season. We’ve already been closely and keenly keeping an eye on the transfer market since the latest transfer window opened up on July 1st of this year. Players have come and gone and we’re still excited to see who might…
  • ‘ITS 4-0 AGAINST DORTMUND AT ANFIELD’

    NirvayaLFC
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    “WE ARE SERIOUSLY BACK IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE”- that was what Liverpool’s friendly game against Borrusia Dortmund seemed to be shouting out loudly at Anfield. The Reds comfortably defeated Dortmund with a 4-0 scoreline! Goals from Daniel Sturridge, debutante Dejan Lovren, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson gave the Reds a dominating victory in front of the packed crowd at Anfield. Liverpool looked like the dominating team from the starting whistle and it wasn’t long before Liverpool took the lead. In the 10th minute Sturridge gave the lead to Liverpool through a…
  • WHO WILL FILL THE ATTACK VOID: FALCAO, LAVEZZI, REUS, CAVANI?

    NirvayaLFC
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Rumored Liverpool targets from top left to bottom right: Falcao, Lavezzi, Reus and Cavani How will Liverpool cope with the life after Suarez? It’s become the most discussed topics lately among all Reds fans! Last season, we were nearly there! An awesome team co-ordination, backed by the firepower of SAS (Suarez and Sturridge) wrecked the defenses of oppositions, game after game and it became the best season that Liverpool have had for years. But all football fans know how important Suarez was to Liverpool’s built! Suarez was not just a mere goal-scorer for Liverpool; he regularly…
 
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  • Szczesny Wants More Of Calum Chambers.

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Calum Chambers has been solid in defence and has surprisingly struck a telepathic understanding with Laurent Koscienly in the heart of the defence. What makes it more exciting is that the young lad has never played in the centre-back position prior to coming to the Emirates stadium but watching him makes you think he was
  • Arsenal Vs. Besiktas: Team News, Predicted Line-up and Score Prediction.

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    Besiktas are the only obstacle to our qualifying for the Champions League for the 17th consecutive time and this game has many uncertainties since there is virtually nothing to scout about. Nevertheless, that is enough reason not to underrate them. Wenger revealed the team’s injury update and announced that Kieran Gibbs would be out for
  • Cazorla Rallies his Teammates Ahead Of The Besiktas Clash.

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Much have been said about the atmosphere of the Attarturk stadium, which Besiktas are to use while their’s undergo re-construction, how the screams from the fans sends shivers down the spines of opponents and the very many intimidations and advantages which the Turkish giant have over us ahead of the Champions League qualifier game today.
  • Arsenal Vs. Besiktas: Match Preview And Analysis.

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Arsenal face Turkish giants-Besiktas in a winner takes it all clash, which would be determined over the course of the 2-legged qualifier games, with the first leg taking place at the Attaturk Olympic stadium. Turkish opposition are no strangers to the Arsenal team, as we played Fenerbahce in the build-up to the 2013/2014 champions league
  • Wenger: I’m Happy With My New Signings.

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:18 am
    It’s quite uncommon to see a player integrate seamlessly into a new team, often times, it takes few months or even a season, before the player gets used to his new team mates and pattern of play, while some seem not to cut the mustard at all. Hence, the transfer to a new club. The
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    MUFC Global

  • Manchester United 1 – Swansea 2… Records Tumble at Old Trafford Again!

    John Duncan
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Well the season opener against Swansea was not the great comeback fans of the Red Devils had hoped for. We had hoped for a thumping win, which would act as a spring board for the improved season we were going to have. However, a few records we broken at Old Trafford on Saturday… firstly, it was United’s first opening-day loss at home since 1972! Secondly, it was the Swans first ever league win at Manchester United. So much for fortress Old Trafford! Not to mention it means the Van Gaal era starts with a defeat. Not the opening result we had hoped for. Will it be more of the same this…
  • Ups and Downs – New Season Predictions

    John Duncan
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    With the new season only a week away the time has come to start making some league predictions. I am not brave enough to yet say that the Red Devils will win the league. However, with Arsenal thumping the blue half of Manchester three nil to win the Community Shield (or whatever they are calling it now) I have high hopes of an interesting season. Certainly, looking at Manchester City’s transfers and their pre-season performances you have to ask a few questions, however, the Premier league season is a long one and much can change during the season. So, it is much safer to predict the top…
  • United Put 3 Past Real, Hammer Galaxy and Beat Inter

    John Duncan
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    A record crowd of 109,318 watched as Manchester United put three goals past Real Madrid to win in Michigan. This was the final game of United preseason trip to the United States before the English Premier league starts on August 16th. Ashley Young grabbed two goals whilst Javier Hernandez scored the final goal for United as they beat the European Champions. This was Louis van Gaal’s fourth win as manager in four pre-season matches. Former Tottenham player (and one time United target) Gareth Bale grabbed himself a goal via the penalty spot, but this was all real could muster in response. The…
  • Sir Bobby Charlton Admits Mistakes Were Made

    John Duncan
    2 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    When Sir Bobby Charlton speaks people listen. With his track record at Manchester United I am not surprised that he can still hold a press conference and that reporters still covert his opinion. Recently, Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton spoke publically about how the club, in his opinion, “made mistakes” last season when David Moyes was in charge. Whilst the comment could be put down to the opinion of the 72 year old club legend, it is the first official comment by any club staff regarding last year’s debacle. In contrast, the club ambassador stated that the current…
  • Defensive Coaching and the Question of Formations for Van Gaal

    John Duncan
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Now that Louis Van Gaal has taken his first training sessions at Manchester United what will happen to the likes of Nicky Butt and Phil Neville?  The duo were brought in by Ryan Giggs when he had his brief four game stint as manager. Previously, I have discussed the merit of Ryan Giggs being appointed assistant manager by Van Gaal, however, would more first team coaches from the class of ’98 be counterproductive? Certainly, their experience is second to none and the squad would benefit from their defensive know how. In fact, based upon last year’s performances, some steel in that…
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    Everton Fan Site

  • Match Preview: Leicester City vs Everton

    Sarad Shrestha
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Venue: King Power Stadium Date: 16/08/2014 Kick-off: 15:00 (BST) Match Everton kick off the brand new Premier League campaign with a visit to new boys Leicester City on Saturday. It
  • Everton FC Season Preview 2014/15

    Sarad Shrestha
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Following Everton’s fine Premier League campaign last year, there is a huge sense of optimism among the Toffees faithful heading into the new season under their charismatic manager Roberto Martinez.
  • Martinez aiming for a top four finish but admits it will be difficult

    Sarad Shrestha
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    The Roberto Martinez revolution at Everton had certainly won over the fans last season. It was never going to be easy for Martinez to succeed David Moyes, who had done
  • Everton FC Signing Report Card: Christian Atsu

    Sarad Shrestha
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Everton have made a very good impact in the transfer market so far and the Toffees certainly look in good shape heading into the new Premier League campaign. Having recruited
  • Everton FC signing Report Card: Brendan Galloway

    Sarad Shrestha
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    Amid all the fanfare surrounding Romelu Lukaku’s return to Goodison Park, the signing of young Brendan Galloway has taken a back seat. Strange as it may sound though, Galloway could
 
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