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  • Bayern Munich say a Psychedelic goodbye for the winter

    SoccerBlog.com
    Anish
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Bayern Munich predictably won their final game of 2014 – which turned out to be a 2-0 win over SC Freiburg. This was followed by something wholly more unexpected.They had a spectacular laser show with appropriate Christmas music to bid goodbye till things got underway again in 2015 after the winter break. Two clips of […]
  • FIFA Investigator Michael J. Garcia Quits in Dispute Over Report

    NYT > Soccer
    By JERÉ LONGMAN
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    Mr. Garcia cited a lack of leadership at the top of FIFA and said he had lost confidence in the independence of his ethics committee colleague Hans-Joachim Eckert.
  • Tottenham, Liverpool vie for Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain, Joe Hart a City man

    ESPN FC - Tottenham Hotspur News
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new five-year contract at Manchester City. Some people think the festive season is about counting down December's days until Christmas morning, but we all know the real fun begins on Jan. 1 -- keep connected with all the build-up with Transfer Talk... TRANSFERS BY LEAGUE All transfers English Premier League Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A German Bundesliga Major League Soccer Higuain may be on for Prem switch Two teams in desperate need of a striker are Liverpool and Tottenham, which is just peachy for Gonzalo Higuain -- Daily Express…
  • Shea signs with Orlando City Soccer

    World Soccer on Yahoo Sports
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:01 pm
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Former U.S. national team star Brek Shea has signed with the Orlando City Soccer Club.
  • James criticises ISL ahead of final

    BBC Sport - Football
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Former England goalkeeper David James criticises the Indian Super League as his Kerala Blasters side prepare for the final.
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  • Tottenham, Liverpool vie for Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain, Joe Hart a City man

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new five-year contract at Manchester City. Some people think the festive season is about counting down December's days until Christmas morning, but we all know the real fun begins on Jan. 1 -- keep connected with all the build-up with Transfer Talk... TRANSFERS BY LEAGUE All transfers English Premier League Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A German Bundesliga Major League Soccer Higuain may be on for Prem switch Two teams in desperate need of a striker are Liverpool and Tottenham, which is just peachy for Gonzalo Higuain -- Daily Express…
  • Pochettino defends Adebayor from Tottenham fan criticism

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino explained his side need to be consistent throughout the match in order to defeat a well organised Burnley side. Mauricio Pochettino expects Tottenham supporters to welcome Emmanuel Adebayor back to White Hart Lane on Saturday despite his criticism of the atmosphere following his most recent match. The Togo striker has returned from compassionate leave but is not yet fully fit, so is unlikely to start for Pochettino against Burnley in Saturday's Premier League clash. Tottenham Hotspur Burnley 3:00 PM GMT Game Details PickCenter GameCast Lineups and…
  • Pochettino: Spurs can still improve

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino explained his side need to be consistent throughout the match in order to defeat a well organised Burnley side.
  • Adebayor back for Spurs

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    Tottenham Hotspur Burnley 3:00 PM GMT Game Details PickCenter GameCast Lineups and Stats Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has Emmanuel Adebayor available for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley as Spurs look to carry the momentum of the midweek thrashing of Newcastle.The Togo striker has returned from compassionate leave but is not yet fully fit, so is unlikely to start for Pochettino, who has a fully fit squad in buoyant mood after the 4-0 defeat of the Magpies."He's available," Pochettino said."After, we will see if I pick him or not. I'm…
  • Dyche: Burnley are ready for Spurs

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Burnley manager Sean Dyche aims for back-to-back wins in the English Premier League as his side travel to face Tottenham.
 
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  • Shea signs with Orlando City Soccer

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:01 pm
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Former U.S. national team star Brek Shea has signed with the Orlando City Soccer Club.
  • Soccer governing body sues over player images

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A dispute over U.S. soccer players' images has landed in federal court.
  • Soccer-Ligue 1 top scorers

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Ligue 1 on Friday 15 Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyon) 12 Andre-Pierre Gignac (Olympique Marseille) 8 Daniel Wass (Evian Thonon Gaillard FC) Cheick Tidiane Diabate (Girondins Bordeaux) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris St Germain) 7 Edinson Cavani (Paris St Germain) Wissam Ben Yedder (Toulouse) 6 Mathieu Duhamel (Caen) Claudio Beauvue (En Avant Guingamp) Jordan Veretout (Nantes) Carlos Eduardo (Nice) Nabil Fekir (Olympique Lyon) Lucas Moura (Paris St Germain) Paul-Georges Ntep (Stade Rennes) Benjamin Moukandjo (Stade de Reims) 5 Dimitar Berbatov ...
  • Soccer-La Liga top scorers

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Friday 25 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 13 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 11 Neymar (Barcelona) 10 Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 8 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 7 Joaquin Larrivey (Celta Vigo) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 6 Mario Mandzukic (Atletico Madrid) Leo Baptistao (Rayo Vallecano) Jonathas (Elche) Alberto Bueno (Rayo Vallecano) Christian Stuani (Espanyol) Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) 5 Aduriz (Athletic Club) Nolito (Celta Vigo) Sergio Garcia (Espanyol) James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) Luciano Vietto (Villarreal) 4 Nabil Ghilas (Cordoba) ...
  • Soccer-Bundesliga top scorers

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Bundesliga on Friday 12 Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 10 Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) 9 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Schalke 04) 8 Shinji Okazaki (Mainz) 7 Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen) Mario Goetze (Bayern Munich) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich) Haris Seferovic (Eintracht Frankfurt) Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04) 6 Anthony Ujah (Cologne) Max Kruse (Borussia Moenchengladbach) Joselu (Hanover 96) Julian Schieber (Hertha Berlin) Franco Di Santo (Werder Bremen) 5 Son Heung-Min (Bayer Leverkusen) ...
 
 
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    Football | The Guardian

  • QPR’s Harry Redknapp hints at move for West Ham’s Ravel Morrison

    Press Association
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:08 pm
    • ‘I think I might be his last chance,’ says QPR manager• Morrison back at West Ham after Cardiff loan spell cut shortThe Queens Park Rangers manager, Harry Redknapp, has indicated that he is ready to give Ravel Morrison a “last chance” to make a success of his career.The West Ham midfielder has seen a promising start at Upton Park fade into the possibility of his contract being torn up after his latest loan move, to Cardiff, failed to ignite his potential. Continue reading...
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    Guardian Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:33 pm
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  • Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez revels in regular football with Arsène Wenger

    David Hytner
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The Arsenal manager’s perseverance paid off in the summer when he signed Alexis Sànchez, who could have joined LiverpoolArsène Wenger has admitted that if things had worked out differently last summer then Alexis Sánchez would have been lining up for Liverpool against Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday.The Arsenal manager moved decisively while he was in Brazil working as a World Cup TV pundit to close a £30m deal for Sánchez from Barcelona. The Chile forward has been Arsenal’s player of the season so far, scoring 14 goals in all competitions and making light of any…
  • Aston Villa v Manchester United: match preview

    Guardian Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Manchester United will travel to Aston Villa in high spirits having won their previous six league games. While Paul Lambert has steadied the Villa team since a six-game losing streak, his side will have to improve to have any chance of a positive result. However Christian Benteke could provide them with a glimmer of hope when challenging the perpetually weakened United defence. Graham SearlesKick-off Saturday 3pm Continue reading...
  • Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers says new system will restore side’s potency

    Andy Hunter
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    • Rodgers to stick with 3-4-3 formation against Arsenal• Manager says Sánchez would have softened Suárez blow• Wenger: Arsenal’s 5-1 loss to Liverpool is ‘scar in your heart’ Continue reading...
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  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 140

    brucio
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Episode 140 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes begin the look toward 2015, look back at 2014 and survey soccer around the world, plus more.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!.Available on Stitcher too.Or best of all you can listen right here! dNFind us on Facebook at the du Nord Futbol ShowTalk to us via…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 139

    brucio
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:20 am
    Episode 139 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes talk about the MLS Cup Final and Bruce's trip to LA, the last days of Saint Landon, Minnesota United's roster moves and so much more.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!.Available on Stitcher too.Or best of all you can listen right here! dNFind us on Facebook…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 138

    brucio
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    Episode 138 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes talk about MLS Semifinals & Final, Bruce heads to LA, Goodbye Henry, Sepps Birthday Tweet and more.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!.Available on Stitcher too.Or best of all you can listen right here! dNFind us on Facebook at the du Nord Futbol ShowTalk to…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 137

    brucio
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    Episode 136 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes talk about MLS Semifinals, MLS Expansion, the Birth of Wes' twins and more.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!.Available on Stitcher too.Or best of all you can listen right here! dNFind us on Facebook at the du Nord Futbol ShowTalk to us via Twitter (Bruce)…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 136

    brucio
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    Episode 136 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes discuss brilliant performances in the MLS Quarterfinals, Loondeth for Dethloon, Team USA friendlies and more.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!.Available on Stitcher too.Or best of all you can listen right here! dNFind us on Facebook at the du Nord Futbol…
 
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    Football (soccer) highlights, goals, videos & clips | 101 Great Goals

  • Brendan Rodgers beginning to doubt whether Mario Balotelli is technically good enough for Liverpool [Mail]

    Paul
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Mario Balotelli’s hunger and desire have always been the big question marks surrounding him. But The Mail claim that Brendan Rodgers is now beginning to wonder if the problem is a more fundamental one: that he technically isn’t good enough. The paper say that the Liverpool boss has made these reservations known to his coaching staff, having watched him at close quarters for four months now. Essentially, they claim that Rodgers feels the questions about his attitude may be overshadowing the more fundamental one of his actual technical ability, and he’s beginning to question…
  • Wenger on why Sanchez chose Arsenal over Liverpool: ‘Simple. Champions League continuity’ [Star]

    Paul
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Alexis Sanchez has been used as a narrative to thread through Arsenal’s trip to Liverpoo on Sunday: for the former, he’s their best buy in years; for the latter, he’s the one that got away. Sanchez had offers from both Liverpool and Arsenal last summer, and his decision to join the Gunners was largely down to London’s lifestyle, so the story went. But Arsene Wenger believes the decision was purely football related, and explained so at his press briefing with the journos on Friday: ‘We have a continuity. All players want to play in the Champions League.
  • Man City boss Pellegrini: ‘All 3 strikers (Aguero, Dzeko, Jovetic) are out for Crystal Palace’ [Video]

    Paul
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Manuel Pellegrini has been presented with an intriguing tactical conundrum for tomorrow afternoon’s game against Crystal Palace: they’ll have to play without a conventional striker. All three senior strikers – Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic – are out, meaning Pellegrini will be forced into a tactical shift, with a midfielder pushing up to the front line looking like the most likely scenario. Pellegrini wouldn’t be drawn on who or how he’ll play, but he was confident they can beat Palace without a conventional striker. James Milner as the False…
  • Divock Origi set to join up with Liverpool in Jan, Rodgers & co to pay Lille €6m extra [L'Equipe]

    Paul
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Liverpool are set to recall Divock Origi from his loan deal in January, according to L’Equipe. The Reds bought the Belgian last summer for 10 million pounds, but part of the deal was that Origi would spend another full season on loan. But following Liverpool’s awful start to the season, with none of the four current strikers managing to score more than 2 leagues between them, Rodgers has pulled out the stops to get Origi back sooner rather than later. L’Equipe say Liverpool will have to throw an additional 6 million euros on top of the 10 million pounds they already paid, in…
  • Chelsea’s Oscar has ‘Family Fitness Day’ with his wife and sister…

    Paul
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Oscar got ready for Monday’s game against Stoke with a home work out, taking refuge from the cold and muddy pitches for the warmth of the house. His sister Gabrielle (left) and wife Ludmila (right) joined him for company, and Gabrielle uploaded a picture of their ‘Family Fitness Day’ to Instagram. Oscar stood between the two ladies with a big smile on his face as he got a kiss on the cheek from the women in his life. He perhaps got a bit carried away though…
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    Yanks Abroad

  • Recap: Midweek German action

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:25 am
    A pair of German-American defenders took part in a spectacular match in Frankfurt, while Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt added to their lead atop the 2.Bundesliga.
  • Weiss trailblazing in Germany

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:01 pm
    The world of coaching for Americans in Europe is a small community but one man hopes to
  • Steffen signs with Freiburg

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:44 pm
    University of Maryland goalkeeper Zack Steffen has signed with German Bundesliga club SC Freiburg, the university announced on Friday.
  • Recap: Weekend English action

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:38 pm
    The American contingent in England saw a good amount of playing time over the weekend, yet Jozy Altidore still continues to struggle with finding the net for Sunderland.
  • Recap: Weekend German action

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:21 pm
    John Anthony Brooks and Hertha BSC beat Dortmund, while Alfredo Morales and Ingosltadt expanded their lead atop the 2.Bundesliga with a win.
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    WVHooligan.com - MLS Blog

  • Las Vegas City Council approve subsidy for soccer stadium

    Drew Epperley
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    Wednesday was truly a day of stadium news in Major League Soccer. First D.C. United saw their stadium bill passed, proving they’ll finally get a good home to call their own. The next was in Nevada with the Las Vegas City Council approving a public subsidy for a soccer stadium. #lvcouncil votes 4-3 to approve a #dtlv stadium, contingent upon securing a MLS franchise. — City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) December 17, 2014 Vegas is one of several expansion hopefuls right now. Getting over the stadium hurdle in the local government is a pretty big step for anyone. The Las Vegas stadium…
  • Minnesota expansion situation gets a little tricky

    Drew Epperley
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:52 am
    Any time you have to completely different groups lobbying for the same thing, the water tends to get a tad muddy. Things in Minnesota are looking good for an expansion bid into Major League Soccer but the question remains, who will the owners be? Will it be the NFL Vikings? Or will the NASL group step up and get their club into the first division of US soccer. The Star Tribune in Minnesota is reporting some interesting things today that the NASL group is likely going to have to look at public money for a potential stadium for their expansion bid. McGuire also spoke directly on possible public…
  • USL PRO to go to conference setup in 2015

    Drew Epperley
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    So many changes are coming to the USL PRO. So many. First of all, big hat tip to the Reckless Challenge for unearthing all of this material. First of all, the third division is looking to make the jump to D2 status by 2017. Yes, basically meaning the US pyramid would have two second divisions with the NASL being the other. The second bit of news revolves around the schedule and conference format that the league is going to next year. With 24 teams, spread out across four time zones, the third division is finally moving to a conference format of the East and West variety. Six of the Eastern…
  • Las Vegas set meeting for stadium vote

    Drew Epperley
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:29 am
    Folks in Sin City really want a Major League Soccer team. An official Tumblr post by the City of Las Vegas revealed that a City Council vote is scheduled on December 17, regarding “a revised term sheet that, if approved, would clear the way for a new downtown soccer stadium to be built.” According to detailed information about the revised term sheet published by the City of Las Vegas, the proposed $200 million stadium, which would be situated at Symphony Park, would be “privately owned, privately managed and privately operated.” “If the City Council votes to…
  • Examining the MLS State of the League address

    Drew Epperley
    3 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    I’m still digesting all of this. Maybe that is why it has taken me a full day to even get around to writing anything about the MLS State of the League address. MLS and commissioner Don Garber brought in some media panelist to listen to the annual address and the result was rather mixed. The Good: 1. Decision Day – Love the idea and concept behind having the final day of the regular season be devoted in some way to how the final day in the group stage of the World Cup or the final day of the EPL season is treated. All the games going on at once. That should be a welcome addition if…
 
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    Sideline Views

  • LD Didn't Score In His Best Games

    A.C.
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    According to Landon Donovan, of all the matches he played in, the ones that stood out the most to him as signature games, or his best games, were two in particular. I was rereading his quotes and then I realized - he didn't score in either one. One game was even a loss.Then again, it made sense. LD had always been about helping the team and scoring or creating assists was only part of that. Defending, holding the ball, making the smart pass, moving well into space, set plays, making the follow-up run - those are all key elements that often go unnoticed because they're not…
  • Sad, But Not Surprising

    A.C.
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    In the wake of the retirement of USA veteran defender DaMarcus Beasley, I immediately thought of Robbie Rogers and his sterling play at left back for the Los Angeles Galaxy. It's well known also in SoCal soccer circles that Rogers knows J. Klinsmann from way back. Klinsmann helped guide Rogers at various points in his career, including recommending him as a player to the coach of Leeds in England back in 2012. Rogers, for his part, returned the favor in Klinsmann's debut as coach, scoring the lone USA goal to ensure the JK era did not begin with a loss.I'm not the only one thinking…
  • MLS Does It Better

    A.C.
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    To me, arguments about leagues and teams that will never or very rarely play each other are silly. Give me a heated debate over whether Real Madrid or Barcelona will win an upcoming match any day over any argument on whether the English WC squad in 1966 could beat JK's latest USA World Cup squad, or if the LA Galaxy could take on Hull City. There's no point. It's not going to happen. Most fans in most leagues don't care, either. @soccercanales I keep hoping that with Dempsey, Bradley, more teams, etc. that #MLS could finally get to that point.— Jake from State Farm (@JayBellHS)…
  • Finding Fitness Results, Capoeira

    A.C.
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:55 am
    As promised, here's my report of my capoeira experience. It's hard. There's a reason why MMA fighters like Connor McGregor and others crosstrain in capoeira. It combines kicks, dynamic movement and acrobatics, all to the beat of the bateria playing music while everyone sings along. For the beginner class I took, there was a lot of time spent training the basic movements and practicing to improve technique.I liked it, even though my muscles are very sore now. I'm not very acrobatic, but I can do a cartwheel (called an aú), and I kicked pretty well. Other aspects were tricky. At…
  • Mohamed's Twelfth Night

    A.C.
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    In college, I played the role of Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and got to say these lines:I hate ingratitude more in a manthan lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness,or any taint of vice whose strong corruptioninhabits our frail blood.I thought of those lines again while watching Club America win their historic twelfth championship. How could Club America be so ungrateful?Truth is, the club has treated the coach, Antonio Mohamed, who got them there very shabbily. It's quite stunning that the team would negotiate for a new coach even as Mohamed was leading the team through the playoffs…
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    Arseblog ... an Arsenal blog

  • Where are we now – part 2

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    In part 1 of my Arsenal half term report, I ran the rule over the goalkeepers and defence. In part 2 I will whip out a scalpel and have a good old root around in the intestines of Arsenal’s midfield and attack. As an aperitif, this piece from July runs the rule over what I felt Arsenal needed in these areas ahead of the season. MIDFIELD Another area of the pitch that has had its rhythm disrupted by injury. However, Arsenal have diminished the impact of their perpetual injury crisis by having plenty of depth in this area. Were Tomas Rosicky to re-brand himself as a centre half, he would…
  • Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    This week the sad news reaches Gentleman Towers that the legendary striker Terry Hennessy, the Dudley Dynamo, has finally hung up his boots. I thought I would pay my respects to this titan of a player by recalling his life and career, from the filthy, rat-infested streets of unimaginable poverty in Dudley to the home of football. Terry was born to Maggie, a farm-worker without a farm, and Bill, a rat-catcher, who found plenty of business in one of the world’s worst slums, Dudley in the West Midlands. This is an area where three or four families would share one room, supper would be boiled…
  • Early Mugsmasher team news + Arsecast 334

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Morning folks, welcome to the last Friday before Christmas so tonight is going to be one of those nights where people will probably have a small sherry or two as they celebrate the true meaning of the season: love, understanding, togetherness and peace.Sorry, I mean getting rat-arsed drunk, falling over something, cracking your head open, dislocating your elbow and increasing the workload for the already hard-pressed emergency room doctors who love nothing more than having to treat people who have wet themselves and won’t shut up with their crying and wailing. #hohoho #tistheseason…
  • Where are we now – Part 1

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:22 am
    The World Cup in Brazil feels as though it has only just finished, yet here we are at Christmas, with the season already at its half way stage. It’s been a bumpy ride for Arsenal with new players, new formations and a total lack of available defenders giving the team a permanently disjointed feel. Over the next two articles, I shall construct a half term report, focusing on the four main areas of the team. Part 1 draws focus on goalkeepers and defenders (and links with a piece I wrote in the summer, looking at what I felt Arsenal needed in this department ahead of the season). Part 2, in…
  • Nobody’s Per-fect

    blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    When a highly-populated hivemind has formed its collective opinion on a player, it usually takes something gargantuan from that player to change their headline, be it positive or negative. The struggle is greatest for defensive players; their more impressive work often goes unnoticed, or is merely added to a portfolio that can be ripped apart by one mistake that lead to an opposition goal. Finding an accurate assessment of a defender is a task far more difficult than it probably should be. The composite view of Per Mertesacker had been sealed for many before he had even arrived at Arsenal.
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    SkySports | News

  • Bolton sneak win over Millwall

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Darren Pratley fired Bolton to a rare away win as Neil Lennon's side won 1-0 at Millwall in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Robben secures last minute win

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Bayern Munich suffered their biggest scare of the Bundesliga season so far, but nevertheless managed to extend their unbeaten record with a come from behind 2-1 win at Mainz.
  • Green: Home form key for QPR

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Robert Green believes QPR’s home form over the Christmas period will be vital to their chances in the fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
  • Poyet wants Tyne-Wear win

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    Gus Poyet believes a win for Sunderland over Newcastle on Sunday would be the “perfect” way to being turning around his side’s season.
  • Hart signs new City contract

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    Joe Hart has signed a long-term contract which keeps him at Manchester City until the end of the 2018-19 season.
 
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    World Soccer

  • Marco Asensio the next great hope of Spanish football

    worldsoccer
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Regarded by many observers as the best player to emerge in Spain for many years. Regarded by many observers as the best player to emerge in Spain for many years.
  • FIFA to release redacted version of Michael Garcia report

    Jamie Rainbow
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:03 am
    A version of the report will be published though not before several legal obstacles have been cleared. Days after Michael Garcia resigned, FIFA confirm they will release his report, albeit not in its entirety.
  • Images of the Year – January

    Jamie Rainbow
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:12 am
    World Soccer's pictorial review of the year begins with the best images from January 2014.A young boy looks at a statue of late Portuguese football player Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, also known as the 'Black Panther', outside the Luz stadium in Lisbon on January 5, 2014. Portuguese football legend Eusebio, who was the top scorer in the 1966 World Cup, has died today at the age of 71, his World Soccer's pictorial review of the year begins with some of the best images from January 2014.
  • FIFA divided ahead of vote on publication of report

    worldsoccer
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    FIFA president's recommendation would exclude over half the exco members. Blatter will face opposition if he attempts to limit the vote.Sepp Blatter wants to limit votes to those who were on the committee for the 2010 vote.
  • Arturo Vidal’s curling shot is our goal of the day.

    Jamie Rainbow
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:07 am
    Juventus' Arturo Vidal scored this fine curling shot in their 3-1 win away to Cagliari in Serie A.Juventus' Arturo Vidal celebrates after scoring during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Cagliari and Juventus.Juventus' Arturo Vidal scored this fine curling shot in their 3-1 win away to Cagliari in Serie A for World Soccer's goal of the day.
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    SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS

  • SPANISH CUP - COPA DEL REY THURSDAY GAMES RESULTS

    STRIKER
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The last four remaining Spanish Cup - Copa del Rey 2º leg games were played tonight with the following final results & goalscorers. Atletico de Madrid drew 2 - 2 with L´Hospitalet going into the next stage of the Kings Cup after having done the hard work in the 1º leg winning 0 - 3. Small attendance with At. Madrid giving a run to the players that aren't getting the minutes.  Mandzukic
  • BEST GOALKEEPERS FOR 2014

    STRIKER
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:53 am
    UK paper "Daily Mail" has published their list of "The Best Goalkeepers for 2014". Bayern Munich Neuer tops the list, but Spanish International & Manchester United goalie David De Gea flys the Spanish flag high in the Nº 2 spot. Iker Casillas is ranked 7th while the other Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas is Nº 10.  A sightly "Premier League biased" ranking, with Joe Hart of Man City perhaps
  • COPA DEL REY - SPANISH CUP WEDNESDAY GAMES FINAL RESULTS

    STRIKER
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Spanish Cup - Copa del Rey 2º leg return matches continued tonight with the following final results & goalscorers. Eibar lost 1 - 2 to Madrid Club Getafe & was eliminated from the Spanish Kings Cup. The goals fell in this order: Vigaray 22nd min, 0 - 1 Diego Castro 34th min, 0 - 2 Piovaccari (penalty) 55th min, 1 - 2 Getafe go through. RCD Espanyol won 1 - 0 Alaves with the 64th min
  • SPANISH CUP - COPA DEL REY TUESDAY GAMES FINAL RESULTS

    STRIKER
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:13 pm
    While the World Soccer audience had their eyes on the TV watching Spanish Football Club Real Madrid win 0 - 4 Cruz Azul in the FIFA World Clubs semis, in Spain four return 2º leg games were being played of the Spanish Cup - Copa del Rey. Here are tonights final results with the goalscorers.  Celta de Vigo eliminated 2º Division Club Las Palmas winning 3 - 1. The goals fell in this order:
  • REAL MADRID WINS 0 - 4 CRUZ AZUL IN FIFA WORLD CLUBS SEMI-FINAL

    STRIKER
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Real Madrid defeated Mexican Club Cruz Azul 0 - 4 in the first semi-final of the FIFA World Clubs Championships being held on Morocco. The Spanish Football Club goes into the final next Saturday against the winner of the other semi-final between San Lorenzo & Auckland to be played tomorrow. Real Madrid had a fairly comfortable match except for a penalty that fortunately Iker Casillas stopped
 
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    Footy Boots

  • adidas Predator Instinct Pure Leather | Hands-on

    Kyle Elliot
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:48 am
    adidas drop a K-leather update onto the Predator for the first time since the PowerSwerve - we see if they were worth the wait, here.adidas Predator Instinct Pure Leather | Hands-on is a post from: Footy Boots
  • The Football Boots That Defined 2014 | Part 2

    Kyle Elliot
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:53 am
    We continue our retrospective on 2014. A big year for football boots, we look at the cleats that broke out after the World Cup to dominate the game.The Football Boots That Defined 2014 | Part 2 is a post from: Footy Boots
  • The Football Boots That Defined 2014 | Part 1

    Kyle Elliot
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    We mark the end of the year with a look back on the football boots that changed games and stole the spotlight.The Football Boots That Defined 2014 | Part 1 is a post from: Footy Boots
  • #MerciThierry: The Man The Brands Love to Love

    Kyle Elliot
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    As Thierry Henry hangs up his football boots, we see what made the Frenchman so magnetic when it came to boot sponsorships.#MerciThierry: The Man The Brands Love to Love is a post from: Footy Boots
  • adidas Predator Instinct | Pure Leather Pack

    Kyle Elliot
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:55 am
    K-Leather returns to Predator, for a limited time only. See the adidas Predator Instinct Pure Leather, here.adidas Predator Instinct | Pure Leather Pack is a post from: Footy Boots
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    Dirty Tackle

  • Sergio Ramos claims Real Madrid are “God’s team,” Zlatan likely disagrees

    Brooks Peck
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Though Real Madrid might appear to be overwhelming favorites to beat San Lorenzo in the Club World Cup final, the South American champions seem to have divine intervention on their side. Ever since San Lorenzo supporter Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis, they can’t stop winning trophies. First they won Argentina’s Primeria Division, then they won Copa Libertadores for the first time in the club’s history. Now San Lorenzo face arguably the strongest team in the world, putting the Pope’s holy influence to the test. And at a press conference ahead of the match, Real…
  • Italian coach kicks second ball onto the pitch to ruin opposing team’s scoring chance

    Brooks Peck
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:46 pm
    When two of his own players tackled each other to set up a scoring chance for the opposing team, the coach of Italian fourth division club Jesina felt compelled to act. So, he booted a second ball towards his goalkeeper just as the Amiternina player was about to get his shot off. The second ball seemed to distract the shooter at just the right moment, but it also got the conniving manager sent off. Knowing that this was an inevitable conclusion to his action, the coach politely shook the official’s hand before heading down the tunnel. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Here are the full…
  • Arsenal disappoint young Liverpool fan in hospital

    Brooks Peck
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    A photo posted by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (@alexoxchamberlain) on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:08am PST Tis the season for football clubs to spread goodwill and bring a professional photographer with them so it can all be documented for PR purposes, so Arsenal stopped by the Royal Free Hospital in London. At least one young patient was not happy about this. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain explains on his Instagram account: Nice to see some of the kids at the Royal Free hospital today to give them some Christmas presents Best moment of the day was when we surprised one of them and the first thing they said with…
  • Tom Cleverley just wants a Roy Keane panic room for Christmas

    Brooks Peck
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Tom Cleverley looks over his shoulder during training. (Getty) According to The Sun, Aston Villa midfielder Tom Cleverley lived out everyone’s worst nightmare when an angry Roy Keane showed up at his house unannounced and rang the bell at his front gate for 15 minutes. Keane supposedly did this believing that Cleverley was the leak behind reports of dressing room unrest leading to Keane’s departure from Aston Villa as Paul Lambert’s assistant manager. On Thursday, Lambert implied that Keane did turn up at the 25-year-old’s house, but Cleverley told his manager that…
  • Marco Reus was driving around with a fake Dutch license

    Brooks Peck
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Bild first reported that in March of this year, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus was stopped by police while driving his Aston Martin home from training and was found to doing so without a valid license. For three seven years. The German paper also said that Reus, who took driving lessons when he turned 18 but never took the test, was caught speeding by road cameras five times since 2011, but paid his fines each time. And since German law calculates traffic fines as a percentage of one’s income, he might have set a national record of sorts. From DW: Now, Reus has received a…
 
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    World Soccer Talk

  • Ananlyzing The Use of Liverpool Starlet Raheem Sterling as The Main Striker

    Alex Fairchild
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    It’s about 90 degrees in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Raheem Sterling is drenched in sweat. He’s exhausted from the second of two training sessions, and at the age of 17, he is on the verge of breaking through to Liverpool’s first team on a regular basis. Supporters are excited about what the pacey winger can offer the squad, and Sterling was able to meet the media in a confident way. He spoke about learning from Stewart Downing and benefitting from Brendan Rodgers’ ability to deal with the younger players in the squad. Sterling started for the Reds in their US Tour match at Fenway…
  • Commentators for Premier League Matches On NBC Sports, Gameweek 17

    Alex Muller
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Here’s the line-up of commentators for this weekendx’s Premier League matches: Saturday, December 20: Manchester City vs Crystal Palace, 7:45am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Peter Drury & Danny Mills Aston Villa vs Manchester United, 10am, NBCSN & NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Lee Dixon (international feed – Ian Crocker & Davie Provan) Hull vs Swansea, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Weaver & Andy Walker QPR vs West Brom, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Joe Speight & Efan Ekoku Southampton vs Everton, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Jim Proudfoot &…
  • Funny! Watch Christmas Carolers Sing Popular English Soccer Chants [VIDEO]

    Alex Muller
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:09 pm
    UK sports network BT Sport has released a humorous Christmas video starring Christmas carolers singing popular English soccer songs and chants. The 60 second ad features several familiar chants you can hear at Premier League stadiums. Watch the video here: Mobile app users, watch the Arsenal video here.
  • Stoke Manager Mark Hughes Expecting Quiet January Transfer Window

    PA Sport
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Stoke boss Mark Hughes is anticipating a fairly quiet January transfer window for the club as their efforts to tie Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan to new contracts continue. Both 33-year-old striker Crouch – scorer of two goals in his last two games, taking his tally for the season to five – and midfielder Whelan, 30, are currently on deals with the Potters that run out next summer. And speaking at a press conference ahead of Monday's Barclays Premier League home clash with table-toppers Chelsea, Hughes expressed his desire to retain the pair. Asked if he wanted Crouch to stay,…
  • Sean Dyche Targets Experienced Players In Burnley’s January Buys

    PA Sport
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sean Dyche has identified previous Barclays Premier League experience as the key attribute he desires in any potential Burnley buys this January. The Clarets manager is ready to add to his squad in the new year as they bid to prove the naysayers wrong and avoid an immediate demotion back to the second tier. It has been a case of so far, so good for last year's Sky Bet Championship runners-up, who lifted themselves out of the division's bottom three with victory over Southampton last weekend. But ahead of a daunting nine-day period, which includes fixtures against Tottenham,…
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    Football Italiano

  • Di Natale showing no sign of slowing

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    Francesco Totti, Roma icon and the leading active Serie A goal scorer, is the last Italian player to conquer all of Europe when it comes to finding the net. Not since 2006-07 has a native of the peninsula - Totti - claimed the prestigious European Golden Shoe and a glance at the Serie A top scorers suggests it might be a while before it happens again. But if there is a player who can top the goals chart across the continent, it might be the evergreen Antonio Di Natale. Di Natale has this year defied his advancing years to land a lofty place in the Capocannoniere r
  • Roma v Milan - Chase on at the top

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:12 am
    AC Milan take on high-flying Roma on Saturday in another action packed weekend of Serie A fixtures. New Milan manager, Filippo Inzaghi, must get his tactics perfectly right in order stifle a Roma side that has been playing with plenty of entertaining performances, with their high-scoring offensive line and physical defence proving a huge success this campaign. Tough taskThe Rossoneri have been struggling this season, having only won twice in their past six Serie A matches, meaning a further slide down the table and a massive gap opening between them a
  • Three players who could arrive in Serie A in January

    2 Dec 2014 | 4:42 am
    With the end of the calendar year fast approaching, managers will have one eye on the upcoming January transfer market with a view to strengthening their squad. Although there is plenty of football to be played before the winter break, new arrivals can make a big difference for team challenging for the Scudetto, competing for an European spot or battling to avoid relegation to Serie B. It is an excellent opportunity for Serie A managers to come into their own and illustrate their astuteness in the transfer market, although there is always the risk of panic buying that can dramatically backf
  • Pogba living up to self-proclaimed hype

    10 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    Paul Pogba has never been shy at proclaiming his own talent but it seems the Juventus midfielder is finally living up to his undoubted potential. Released by Manchester United when aged 19, there were fears his name would be the latest added to the long list of teen prodigies who were on the scrapheap by their early 20s after failing to make the grade. Pogba has had to take a step back on his own carefully-planned career progression ladder and learned from the setback. It never worked out for him at Old Trafford for a variety of reasons – not least b
  • 5 Serie A Players Destined for the Premier League

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    It may seem as if the summer transfer window has only just shut but with the European campaigns underway across Europe, scouts are already looking at potential purchases at the start of 2015. Italian based players will always attract their fair share of interest and here are five men who could be heading for the Premiership before the end of January. Arturo Vidal – JuventusThe Chilean midfielder looks set to follow the path trodden by his International teammate Alexis Sanchez and join one of the top teams in the English Premier League. Manchester United is his lik
 
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  • Christmas Crackers: One hot Santos fan

    Gazza
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    Ok its the 19th, Christmas is getting closer so everyday we will have a bonus treat for all our readers. Not much to read but well worth looking at, From Brazil and representing santos. credit tfg
  • Top 10 worst footballer haircuts

    Gazza
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:49 am
    The world of football has brought some unforgettable hairstyles over the years; if we tried we could not forget some of these gems listed below. The mohawk, the half mullet, tight curls and shaven heads with artistic designs should be considered just as damaging to the game as some of the biggest sports betting scandals in history as they are just as extraordinary. Why not see for yourself? Here are the Top 10 worst footballer haircuts. Raheem Sterling It’s no doubt that the 19-year old winger likes to experiment with different hair styles, and while most are risky choices this one is…
  • Lets get this to number one just 79p

    Gazza
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:17 am
    All football fans know the raider and now the charity single is out for very good causes! Profits from Got No Fans will be split between Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Wealdstone Raiders Youth FC and Autism Concern. He is challenging Simon Cowell’s X Factor for the Christmas number one spot, saying “Simon Cowell, I’m after you. I want it. You’ve got no fans. I’m coming for Christmas Number 1. Simon Cowell, do you want some? I’ll give it to you!” Word also is he will be among the contestants entering the Celebrity Big Brother house in…
  • Take a Bow Thierry Henry his top 50 goals

    Gazza
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:19 am
    So the age of 37 , 792 games and 400+ goals Henry will become the highest-paid pundit in a £4m-a-year deal with Sky Sports. Thierry Henry will be regarded as one of the greatest centre-forward of the in the premier league era but he did not stop there. Mónaco: 68 Juventus: 3 Arsenal: 228 Barça: 49 NY Red Bulls: 32 France 51 Arsene Wenger: “When I first told Thierry Henry, I wanted to play him through the middle” he said “Coach, I don’t know how to score” How wrong he was The players player footballers  pay tribute.   Related articles across the web…
  • The Galacticos of women football

    Gazza
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Be honest anyone would love to play against this elite team of hotness. Probably the best line up in the world
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  • La Liga : Latest Getafe v Barcelona Live Stream News as Catalans look to keep in touch with Madrid

    Trevor Keane
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    Barcelona need a result away at Getafe later this afternoon, especially given the form of their rivals Real Madrid, with the game live streaming from Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. Getafe sit in the middle of the La Liga table, following their recent 1-1 draw away to Levante last time out. Abdoul Karim Yoda gave Getafe the […]
  • Bundesliga : Augsburg vs Bayern Munich live stream from SGL Arena

    Trevor Keane
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:15 am
    The champions and current Bundesliga league leaders Bayern Munich travel to face an impressive Augsburg side in this suprise top of the table calsh from Germany this afternoon. Augsburg have won their last four league matches to move into an incredible third position in the table. They have dropped just three points at home all […]
  • Leicester v Man City odds – Pearson looks to put bad week behind him

    Trevor Keane
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    A horribly out of form Leicester City host the Premier League champions Manchester City with the latest odds suggesting a very easy win for Pellegrini’s side this weekend. Leicester’s winless run was extended to nine Premier League matches last time out, as they went down away to Aston Villa. Leonardo Ulloa opened the scoring for […]
  • Latest Arsenal v Newcastle odds as Toon look to continue impressive away form at Emirates

    Spencer J
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:39 am
    Newcastle United will look to continue their impressive recent run away to an under pressure Arsenal in Saturday’s evening game with the latest odds and live stream news from the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal suffered a real blow to their top four hopes when they went down to a 3-2 defeat away to Stoke City. Jonathan […]
  • Manchester United v Liverpool Odds : Punters fancy a Robin Van Persie home win at value price

    Joe Rooney
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Its Man Utd v Liverpool & Arsenal v Man City kicking off Sunday as Paddy Power release the latest odds and announce a new free bets offer to spend on the game, as the firm reports they will offer refunds should the game end in a draw. Manchester United take on Liverpool at Old Trafford […]
 
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    World Football Commentaries

  • Product Review: Nike 2014/15 Atletico Madrid Home Jersey by SoccerPro

    Steve Amoia
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Photo credit: AndhikaMPPP.Diego Costa launched himself on the world football scene with his excellent work at Atletico Madrid.Club HistoryClub Atletico de Madrid was founded in 1903. According to FIFA, three Basque students were the founding members of this Madrid-based club. Their distinct red and white striped kit was thought to resemble bed mattresses during that time; consequently, the team was (and still is) also known as "Los Colchoneros," (the mattress makers).In recent years, thanks to the stellar management of Diego Simeone, "Atleti" have drawn in a new global fan…
  • Do Liverpool need to buy again? by Mark Smith

    Steve Amoia
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Mark Smith for World Football CommentariesPhoto credit: AndhikaMPPP.Synopsis: Mark Smith concisely analyzes the positive and negative facets of Liverpool's current transfer market strategy. He also makes recommendations for the upcoming winter transfer window.Liverpool’s brief flirtation with the Premier League title appears to be over after just 11 games of the new season. But where has it all gone wrong for the red half of Merseyside? Outsiders with Betfair to win their first Premiership trophy, the Reds are struggling in mid table while Chelsea already…
  • My Friend Who Played With Pelé

    Steve Amoia
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An interview by 4-4-2 magazine to commemorate his 70th birthday. Feliz aniversario, Pelé! Parabns para voce!  I was named Edson, after Thomas Edison, because electricity had just been introduced to my hometown in Brazil when I was born.— Pelé (@Pele) September 12, 2014The great man celebrates his 74th birthday on Oct. 23, 2014. He was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Três Corações(Three Hearts) in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais  He is the honorary President of the New York Cosmos. Pelé is the only athlete to ever cause a two-day truce in a war (during the…
  • "World in Motion: The Morality of Changing National Identity in International Sport" by Rowan Tibbs

    Steve Amoia
    30 Sep 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…
  • Francesco Totti: Twenty Years Later and Still Scoring for AS Roma

    Steve Amoia
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Francesco Totti.Photo credit: Beyond The Pitch. Francesco Totti scored his first Serie A goal twenty years ago today in 1994 for AS Roma versus Foggia. If you were a punter back then, what would have been the Serie A betting - William Hill that Totti would still be scoring goals for his hometown club in 2014? No doubt you would be a rich man or woman given Totti's twenty-year marathon of goals.An Italian journalist, Massimo Cecchini, took a long look back at the fabulous career of the Roma icon in an article on 4 September 2014 at La Gazzetta dello Sport. Let's examine his excellent…
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    All About FC Barcelona

  • FC Barcelona - 8 , Huesca - 1 All Goals Video

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:37 pm
    FC Barcelona qualified for the next round of Copa del Rey with a 12-1 aggregate victory over Huesca. The tie was more or less sealed in the first leg when we won 5-0 away from home. But that didn't stop the young turks of Barca from going for the kill.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.
  • It's Manchester City vs Barca, a Repeat of Last Season's Round of 16 in UCL

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:52 am
    Barcelona Futbol Club has been paired once again with Manchester City at this season's UEFA Champions League Round of 16 knock-out stage. It's a repeat of last season's face-off, in which a Messi inspired Barca energed comfortable winners. Manchester City struggled through the Group stage but that should not be taken on face value, as on their day they could be quite devastating. Many Cules are actually angry at the constant tough luck being presented on Barca. Once again we got the toughest draw whereas the two Spanish teams from Capita got relatively easier opponents, incidently…
  • Yet Another Record Breaking Messi Night | Barca - 4, APOEL - 0 Highlights Video

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Just days after becoming the Leading scorer in La Liga history, Lionel Messi did the same in UEFA Champions League - becoming the leading scorer in the Competitions History. Prior to the match he was tied with Raul for the top spot. 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.
  • Lionel Messi Becomes All Time Leading Scorer in La Liga GIF | Barca Images GIF

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:55 pm
    A GIF animation of Lionel Messi's Record Breaking goal becoming the all time leading goal scorer in La Liga. 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.
  • Lionel Messi's record Equalling Free Kick GIF | Barca Images GIF

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    How better can one equalize a Record that was held for so long? 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.
 
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  • Dan Crowley penalty enough to see off Reading in FA Youth Cup

    Editor
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Dan is the man in Gunners win Arsenal Under-18s beat Reading 1-0 to progress to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup, at Meadow Park tonight. A Don Crowley penalty in the 65th minute was the difference between the two sides. Crowley, who captained Arsenal tonight, converted after Chris Willock was fouled in the penalty area. Reading missed a penalty in the 90th minute, which would have taken the tie into extra time. The win ended a run of seven games without a victory for the Arsenal Under-18s. The young Gunners will face Royston Town at home in the next round. Arsenal are looking for a first…
  • Ox faces fitness test and Theo may return for Gunners

    Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Theo could feature at Liverpool? Arsène Wenger has revealed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain requires a Saturday fitness test ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League match with Liverpool on Sunday. There is a slight chance of Nacho Monreal being available for the trip to Anfield, and a very slight chance for Theo Walcott to be involved, added Wenger Walcott returned to training on Thursday and Wenger said . “I might take him, I don’t know yet until he’s back to full training. Let’s see.” Wenger also confirmed that David Ospina is back in full training and Tomas Rosicky should…
  • Mesut Ozil says his return to fitness is now “on the right path.”

    Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Mesut edging closer to return Ozil said on Arsenal Player: “I am working every day to get myself fit and I am on the right path now. It won’t be much too much longer before I am back on the pitch. Ozil has not featured since suffering a partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee-joint against Chelsea on October 5. It was expected that Ozil would be out of action until early in 2015, but was pictured on the training pitch at London Colney before last weekend’s Premier League match against Newcastle. “I hope to be back training with the whole team again as soon…
  • Capital One Cup win boosts Liverpool and Rodgers ahead of Gunners visit

    Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    Capital One Cup win sets up reds for Gunners visit Liverpool reached the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup with a 3-1 win at Bournemouth last night. It lifts a little of pressure off Liverpool manager ahead of the visit of Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. Defeat last night would have heaped more pressure on Rodgers following their Champions League exit last week and defeat at the hands of their bitterest rivals Manchester United last Sunday. Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana believes the win is a tonic ahead of Arsenal’s visit. “This was a small step in the right direction…
  • Arsenal Ladies raid Bristol Academy for another signing

    Editor
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:11 am
    Pedro and Natalia re-united at Arsenal Arsenal Ladies have followed up their signing of Jemma Rose, with her Bristol Academy team-mate Natalia Pablos Sanchon. The  29-year-old Spain international played for Rayo Vallecano Femenino in Spain under new Gunners’ manager Pedro Martinez Losa. The pair won the Spanish Cup together in 2008 – the first major trophy in the club’s history – and league titles in 2009 and 2010. Natalia cored nine goals in 19 appearances for the Vixens last season. Losa is delighted to link up with the player again at Arsenal: “Natalia is a player I know…
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  • Five leading candidates for the Liverpool dugout

    Matt Bourne
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:55 am
    Brendan Rodgers has had a tough time of late at the helm of Liverpool football club. With their poor form on the pitch and talk of disharmony away from it, the former Swansea City boss is facing his toughest spell on Merseyside since he became manager in 2012. Despite the fact that Rodgers almost led Liverpool to their first Premier League title last season, a run of poor results and an early exit from the Champions League has left them in 11th place, with many fans calling for the Northern-Irishman to leave his post. Rodgers is still firmly in charge at Liverpool, but there are a number of…
  • Five ‘new Thierry Henry’ options for Arsenal

    Alex Hams
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:40 am
    With Thierry Henry’s retirement having been big news this week, the eyes of many have shifted towards Arsenal, who have, in truth, never truly replaced the Frenchman. In his time in the Premier League, the former Les Bleus ace captured the imaginations of fans from north London and further afield in a way few players have, and the Gunners’ have, naturally, struggled since his exit. Robin van Persie briefly filled his boots, but his sale to Man United once again left the Emirates Stadium without a talisman. So it’s about time he was replaced long-term, right? It won’t be an easy task…
  • Five Bundesliga stars to end Liverpool’s suffering

    Nino Dulyachinda
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:31 am
    If we needed to pick a team that definitely needs to reinforce their squad in January, it would have to be Liverpool. The Merseyside club finished second place last season but currently find themselves struggling to hold on to 11th. Despite recieving a hefty profit from the sale of Luis Suarez, the Reds seemed to have gotten their summer transfer dealings all wrong with their current players somehow unable to click with one another. So, once the window opens, Rodgers will need to work swiftly, but also very carefully. The Liverpool manager would be well advised to consider the merits of…
  • Can Harry keep QPR in the Premier League this season?

    Gareth Hinton
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:22 am
    After 16 Premier League games played, Queens Park Rangers have accumulated 14 points thus far. All 14 points have been achieved at Loftus Road – with exactly zero having come away from home. Despite finding a winning formula at home, QPR can’t seem to do anything right on the road this season. But could Rangers’ excellent home form, be the catalyst for their Premier League survival come May? Harry Redknapp’s side have lost all eight of their league games away from home this season. The Hoops have travelled to Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Southampton,…
  • Could this man play a key part in Tottenham’s hunt for top four?

    Gareth Hinton
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:14 am
    Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen has answered his early-season critics in style – by making a habit of scoring last-gasp winners. The Danish international continued his heroics against Swansea City on Sunday, with another 89th minute winner. How vital is the 22-year-old set to be for Spurs’ top four ambitions? Eriksen scored his sixth goal of the campaign on Sunday, as Tottenham left it late to leave South Wales with all three points. It wasn’t the first time this season that Tottenham and indeed Eriksen have waited until the death to strike the decisive…
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  • #Instapurge 2014 was a bloodbath

    isps
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    You may have noticed by now by either reading it somewhere or noticing it when you were thumbing through the gram over the last day or so that you follower count has changed. Earlier this week IG notified us that they were changing course a little bit and tightening up their users by getting rid of spam bots and starting to verify users. I dug it and actually think its great because there is nothing worse than getting that, “Oh! Oh, word?!” babe follow and then thumbing through and seeing that she has only one follower and mad posts about getting your follow count up. Thats…
  • Trailer Alert :: “GET HARD” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart

    isps
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:11 pm
    If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it's missing. Get Flash Player from Adobe. A businessman hires a tough guy so he can learn how to survive his upcoming prison sentence. GET HARD stars Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Edwina Findley, and Craig T. Nelson * True story, I was at the movie theatre this past weekend and I was watching TOP FIVE, Kevin Hart has a part in that movie… during the trailer part before the movie started, there were three movie previews that starred Kevin Hart. Dude is working his ass off, but…
  • Soccer In America – A Photographic Journey

    dunny
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Office space. #soccer #futbol A photo posted by bumpypitch (@bumpypitch) on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:01pm PST Office Space. ~~ BumpyPitch on Instagram :: TheOriginalWinger on Instagram :: ISPS on Instagram To be included in our Soccer In America – A Photographic Series, send your Pictures to dunny@bumpypitch.com and include your Twitter & Instagram handles
  • Alexi Lalas Joins The Colbert Report’s Final Goodbye – ‘We’ll Meet Again’

    dunny
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    ~~  Pretty much a who’s who in terms of cameos…. But shouts to our guy Alexi Lalas for representing!! If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it's missing. Get Flash Player from Adobe.
  • Joe Hart Re-Ups With Manchester City Through 2019

    dunny
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:50 pm
    HART SIGNS: Keeper signs new contract with #mcfc running until the end of the 2018/19 season: http://t.co/HrmDiL9FYE pic.twitter.com/e2W2fsEYdA — Manchester City FC (@MCFC) December 19, 2014 ~~  All the talk coming into the 2014/15 season was about Joe Hart’s role underneath Manuel Pellegrini after Wily Caballero was brought in during the summer transfer window…. Looks like Hart was finally won Pellegrini over.
 
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    Chelsea FC True Blue

  • Mourinho Right to Dismiss Talk about Quadruple, Claims Jamie Carragher

    Bharath Ram
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    Jose Mourinho was quick to dismiss any talk of a quadruple after progressing to the semifinals of the Capital One Cup after a 3-1 win over Derby. Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has been quick to back those suggestions by saying that it is almost impossible to do it. The Manchester United team of 1999 ...
  • Time to say goodbye to Petr Cech?

    Bharath Ram
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Petr Cech’s return to the Chelsea starting line-up has been a welcome sight since he came back in against Sporting Lisbon and Hull City. As good as Thibaut Courtois has been between the sticks this season, and as much potential as the currently-injured 22-year-old Belgian possesses, he still has a long way to go before ...
  • Mourinho Resorts to Analogies Ahead of Champions League Last 16 Draw

    Bharath Ram
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    It is no secret that Jose Mourinho is a fan of analogies. Ahead of Monday’s Champions League last 16 draw, the Portuguese has compared the likes of big clubs like Juventus and Barcelona to that of sharks in the ocean. Chelsea’s group has been relatively easy compared to the tough opponents other English clubs like ...
  • Mourinho: No Wholesale Changes For UCL Match Against Sporting Lisbon

    Bharath Ram
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:43 am
    Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is not planning to make wholesale changes to the team for the meaningless match against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League. Chelsea will top Group G irrespective of the result at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. This was seen as an opportunity for Mourinho to completely change the team. ...
  • Nemanja Matic Reveals his Telepathic Relationship with Jose Mourinho

    Bharath Ram
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
    Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas may have created most of the headlines, but there is another player who should be mentioned in the same breath – Nemanja Matic. The Serb was brought back to Chelsea for £21 million last January after having been valued at not more than £2 million three years ago. It is ...
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    Soccer Mastermind

  • Soccer Happiness or Super Heroes

    thomas karapatsos
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:37 am
    Do you ever stop and think… What makes a child happy? I ask this question before training. You can’t help but ask when you see happy, energetic kids followed by the sluggish –shoulders pressed to the ground- defeated children. We all want the same things for our kids… Health, success…to grow up to love and be loved…to chase down their dreams and punch the air in victory. Sitting high on the list…we want our children to be happy. Where do all the happy children come from? Research in child psychology clearly shows that happy children are the product of happy homes. I see it all…
  • Soccer Performance: Knowledge by Deception

    thomas karapatsos
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    We live in two worlds… One is our world. The world we experience firsthand. Our children, our friends, our suburb and the streets we grew up in…our world. When we break it down like that, our world is small…very small. Our world is composed of interactions…human contact…things we have seen with our own eyes. Things we have heard, felt or experienced. In this world… Anfield… Bernabeu and the Nou Camp…don’t exist…unless –of course- you’ve visited these stadiums. This world is tiny…like a spec of dust because there is very little…
  • Soccer Drills: Gladiators

    thomas karapatsos
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    Soccer Drills for Kids The main objective of this drill is to protect the ball with your body and close ball control. It also teaches the players spacial awareness, timing and exposes them to one on one battles. Each players starts with a ball and dribbles around in a circular area. The players must protect their own ball while trying to kick the other players’ balls out. Once a player loses possession of the ball, the player is eliminated and must sit outside the playing area. The last player left in the area is crowned the winning gladiator. “May the winds of destiny blow you to…
  • Soccer Culture: Listen to your Heart

    thomas karapatsos
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
    I hear it all the time… Parents demanding… Telling their children to be themselves… Don’t worry son…be your “SELF”. What is the SELF? Is there a real self within? Are we all born with a blank canvas waiting to be imprinted by culture, society and our parents? One of the greatest tug of wars between philosophy and psychologists- to some extent theologists- is that of SELF…who are we? If you talk to behaviourists and their school of thinking, they believe children are a clean canvas waiting to become engineers, lawyers, doctors and even professional soccer…
  • 4 Soccer Myths That Lie Hidden In Your Coach

    thomas karapatsos
    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…
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  • Cricketing legends battle it out in the inaugural finals

    Anish
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    What are two cricketing legends – Saurav ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar – doing on a blog dedicated to soccer you may well ask? Well the football teams co-owned by the two legendary cricketers are in the finals of the first ever Indian Soccer League Tournament. Tendulkar’s Kerala Blasters blasted Chennayin FC out of their way […]
  • Sterling sets up clash with Chelsea

    Anish
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:48 am
    Two goals from Rahim Sterling and another from Markovic gave Liverpool victory and Bournemouth their first loss in 13 games. The League Cup semi-final with Chelsea is on. Dan Gosling scored one for Bournemouth.
  • Bayern Munich say a Psychedelic goodbye for the winter

    Anish
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Bayern Munich predictably won their final game of 2014 – which turned out to be a 2-0 win over SC Freiburg. This was followed by something wholly more unexpected.They had a spectacular laser show with appropriate Christmas music to bid goodbye till things got underway again in 2015 after the winter break. Two clips of […]
  • Chelsea enter semi – finals..

    Anish
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Chelsea defeated Derby County 3-1 at Pride Park to secure a place in the Capital One Cup semi-finals.
  • Barcelona 8 Huesca 1

    Anish
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Barcelona thumped Huesca 8-1 on Tuesday to cakewalk into the next stage of the Copa del Rey. The aggregate score over the two legs was 12-1 and Pedro scored a hat trick. Barcelona 8 – 1 Huesca All Goals and Full… by ViralDailyTV
 
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  • Mario Balotelli Handed One Match Ban and Fine for Offensive Instagram Post

    News Desk
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Mo’ posts, Mo’ problems Following his decision not to contest a misconduct charge for his now infamous Super Mario post on social media, Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been banned for one match and handed a fine of £25,000 by the Football Association. Although he was always likely to miss out on Sunday’s meeting with Arsenal due to an ongoing groin strain, the 24-year is now definitely out of the match. “I am sorry that my team-mates and supporters of Liverpool FC have to be penalised for something I did and now come to regret” said the Italian striker…
  • Lyon President Rules out Lacazette Sale

    News Desk
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Not for sale While Liverpool seem almost certain to sign a ‘keeper when the transfer window re-opens in January, the small matter of bringing in more firepower looks to be a problem just as pressing, though it looks like a move for Lyon hit-man Alexander Lacazette is off the table. The 23-year old has racked up an impressive 15-goals in 18-appearances for the Ligue One side this season, creating 34-chances and providing 4-assists along the way. Speculation has been mounting that the 23-year old would be leaving France this winter, but if club president Jean Michel Aulas has anything to…
  • Post Match Interview: Patience, Movement and Creativity Sees Reds Through

    News Desk
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Video courtesy of News Ultimatum A brace from Raheem Sterling was sandwiched in between a superb strike from Lazar Markovic as Liverpool downed Championship leaders AFC Bournemouth to move on to the semi-finals of the League Cup. Dan Gosling gave the hosts some hope of a comeback midway through the second half after bundling past Brad Jones, but much to the deligh of Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, the Reds kept their heads to run out comfortable winners. “We obviously work very hard on our possession and movement and creativity. It’s taken a long time for us to find rhythm this…
  • Daniel Sturridge Headed to Boston on Road to Recovery

    News Desk
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Boston strong? Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has already spent time in Los Angeles, California meeting with specialists and warm weather training as he looks to shake off the unfortunate spat of injuries that have kept him sidelined since the end of August, now the 25-year old is set to visit Boston on his road to recovery. With an eye to an early return in the New Year, Sturridge will spend Christmas in the United States with the Boston Red Sox’s medical specialists. The baseball team, who are also owned by primary Liverpool owner John Henry, will work with the striker over the…
  • Chelsea Meeting Awaits Liverpool in League Cup Semi-Final

    News Desk
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Grudge match After downing Championship pace-setters AFC Bournemouth quite comfortably at Dean Court earlier in the day, Liverpool have a stiffer test to come with the Reds set to face-off against Premier League rivals Chelsea in the choice tie of the League Cup semi-finals. The Blues made quick work of Championship side Derby County yesterday at the iPro Stadium in their own quarter-final encounter, running out easy winners with goals from Eden Hazard, Filipe Luis and Andre Schürrle making Craig Bryson’s consolation strike midway through the second half irrelevant. Before finding…
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  • 10 interesting Thierry Henry stats

    Barrie
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    3 – The former Arsenal star won the domestic league in three different countries – French Ligue 1 with AS Monaco (1996-97), the Premier League with Arsenal (2001-02 & 2003-04) and La Liga with Barcelona (2008-09 & 2009-10). 4 – Thierry Henry won the Premier League Golden Boot on a record four occasions (2001-02, 2003-04, […]
  • 10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 15

    Barrie
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    2 – Leicester City have taken just two points from a possible 30 in their last 10 Premier League matches (D2, L8). 5 – José Mourinho remains winless at St James’ Park in five Premier League visits (D2, L3) after his side went down 2-1 on Saturday. 5 – Sunderland have been involved in the most […]
  • 10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 14

    Barrie
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    0 – Arsenal’s last five Premier League games have all been 0-0 at half-time. 1 – Aston Villa’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace was their first Premier League win since manager Paul Lambert signed his new four-year contract on 17 September (W1, D2, L6). 2 – Chelsea striker Loïc Rémy has scored as many Premier […]
  • Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs’ woeful record vs top 4

    Barrie
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Chelsea were convincing 3-0 winners over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Tottenham’s woes against top clubs continued as they suffered their 10th defeat in their last 12 matches versus last season’s top four. Eden Hazard and Didier Drogba gave the home side a comfortable lead at half-time before Loïc Rémy wrapped the […]
  • 10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 13

    Barrie
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    3 – Joe Cole became only the third different player to score for Aston Villa this season.  Andreas Weimann and Gabby Agbonlahor have three each. 4% – Leicester City have won only one of their last 26 Premier League matches versus London sides (D9, L16). 7 – Manchester United have won all seven of their […]
 
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    Nuke Soccer

  • Canada To Face Iceland Twice In January

    nukester
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:29 pm
    A busy year for Canada’s Men’s National Team is getting underway in January as Canada will take on Iceland for a pair of Men’s International Friendlies in Orlando, Florida, USA on Friday 16 January and Monday 19 January. After playing a schedule of five friendlies in 2014, the team is coming down to their final few chances to prepare before they get back to competitive action with the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. But as was the case for the January camp in 2014, most European-based players won’t be available, as this camp won’t fall under FIFA international dates. Canada’s Men’s U-20…
  • CSA Selects 2014 Canadian Players Of The Year

    nukester
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Stalwarts Hutchinson, Sinclair selected 2014 BMO Canadian Players of the Year Canada Soccer announced that midfielder Atiba Hutchinson and forward Christine Sinclair are the male and female selections for the 2014 BMO Canadian Players of the Year award. The Besiktas playmaker and Portland Thorns FC captain were honoured in a vote shared by Canadian media (50%) and Canadian coaches and clubs (50%). “Atiba has been the unheralded leader of our Men’s National Team and one of the top players in the CONCACAF region for years, while Christine has been a remarkably influential figure for…
  • Canada To Host CONCACAF Gold Cup Games At BMO Field

    nukester
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the 13 North American cities – Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Toronto – that will welcome the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, next 7-26 July. The region’s marquee national team tournament will again call on world-class venues for next year’s edition, including a mix of NFL stadiums across the country, along with soccer-specific stadiums home to Major League Soccer teams, namely BMO Field in…
  • Women’s World Cup 2015: Canada Draws China In Opener

    nukester
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:56 am
    Six months to the day to the start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM and the trail Canada’s Women’s National Team will have to tread became clear. As hosts, Canada knew they were going to be in Group A for the tournament with two games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB, and one game at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, QC. The only thing Canada didn’t know was whom they would face in group play. Now they know. In the draw ceremony that took place at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC, Canada learned that they will play against China PR, New Zealand, and the…
  • MLS 2014: MLS Cup Final Recap

    nukester
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    CARSON, CA – Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Player proved his value when it mattered most, scoring the goal in overtime that lifted the LA Galaxy to an unprecedented fifth MLS Cup crown. Robbie Keane, the game’s MVP, finished a long ball from Marcelo Sarvas in the 111th minute as the Galaxy, playing in front a partisan sellout crowd at StubHub Center, claimed their third championship in four years with a thrilling 2-1 triumph over the visiting New England Revolution. Landon Donovan wrapped up his career with a title, winning MLS Cup for a record sixth time, as LA beat the…
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    The Famous 'Manny Road'

  • Oi, Bolton! Sort Your Hoardings Out!

    RMc
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Compared to the previous home performance, where Wigan Athletic were almost overwhelmed, Bolton’s victory against Huddersfield at the weekend was a more muted affair.  The same couldn’t be said for the advertising hoardings.  Times Square comes to the Macron. The advantage in electronic displays is that the same advertising space can be flogged to more than one punter.  The bad news is that when they’re not configured correctly, watching the game is more difficult.  Going to a football match where you can’t see the football detracts from the experience somewhat.
  • It’s Time to Give Darren Pratley A Break

    RMc
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    The West Stand at the Macron Stadium was a hostile place as Bolton eased past Cardiff City on Tuesday night.  At least it was for Darren Pratley. “Pratley!!!!!!!!!” yelled one spectator, at high volume. any time the ex-Swansea midfielder went near the ball, as though the word itself was an admonishment. “Keep on walking,” advised another as Pratley went to the touchline to get a drink, during a break in play.  There’s a grim humour in such determined and persistent barracking of one’s own player, even if it is self-defeating.  However, whilst it’s no one’s…
  • Is Neil Lennon Really the Right Man for Bolton?

    RMc
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    Sunday was an intriguing day for fans of Bolton Wanderers. In the morning, talk was of Daniel Taylor’s piece in the Guardian that covered disastrous transfer dealings, the undue influence of agent Mark Curtis, incompetent financial management and the recent court case which so damaged the reputation of the club. It neatly summarised articles that have appeared on this site over the past three years. Attention was deflected in the afternoon with the appointment of Neil Lennon as new manager. Lennon’s arrival has been greeted positively on the whole, apart from a few meat heads who…
  • Goodbye Dougie Freedman. It Wasn’t Nice Knowing You

    RMc
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    At last Bolton Wanderers have ceased to delay the inevitable and dispensed with the services of Dougie Freedman.   The sacking is long overdue. Manny Road called time on Bolton’s hapless manager last October in the Dougie Freedman Experiment Isn’t Working, but he was kept in situ – not least because the Scotsman provided a much needed diversion from how badly the club was being run. “Dougie has worked tirelessly off the field to improve the infrastructure of the football club,” said chairman Phil Gartside announcing the dismissal.  Gary Megson was also credited with…
  • Bolton Wanderers – Can We Have the Truth Now Please?

    RMc
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    In March 1967 a Nigerian labourer took forgery to its limit and some way beyond.  Whilst working on a building site in Lagos, he altered his pay cheque from £9.40 to read £622,000,009.40.   In his splendid Book of Heroic Failures, Stephen Pile notes that the fraud was entirely successful right up to the moment when the labourer tried to cash it. Reading the full judgement from the court case involving football agent Tony McGill and Bolton Wanderers that ended last week, one encounters the same comical incompetence and dishonesty.  Except in this instance it paid off. McGill failed in…
 
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    Just Football

  • 3 to see: The Tyne-Wear derby, the Club World Cup final and the Derby della Scala

    Nick Harris
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    3 to see: The Tyne-Wear derby, the Club World Cup final and the Derby della Scala is a post from: Just Football The big games keep on coming in the Premier League, with the Tyne-Wear derby between Newcastle and Sunderland the headline act in England this weekend. Further afield there is the Club World Cup final to take in, and one of Italy’s newer derbies is sure to get your Sunday off to a fiery start. Here are Just Football’s Three to See this weekend. Real Madrid v San Lorenzo (FIFA Club World Cup Final) Saturday 20th December, KO: 18:30 GMT The Club World Cup is a strange old beast, a…
  • THE INTERVIEW: Young, Scottish and Managing – Barry Ferguson & Gary Naysmith get stuck into football management

    Sarah McLean
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:04 am
    THE INTERVIEW: Young, Scottish and Managing – Barry Ferguson & Gary Naysmith get stuck into football management is a post from: Just Football Saturday, November 8, 2014 – Scottish League Two side Clyde are 3-0 up against hosts Montrose with just under 20 minutes to go. Clyde had dominated from the start, showing a determination to redeem themselves after their disastrous 2-0 Scottish Cup defeat to Lowland League side Spartans the previous week. And they did, taking the much-needed three points to lift themselves from sixth in the table to leapfrog Montrose into the much-coveted…
  • Deulofeu struggling but is Ross Barkley the best young player in Europe? The 10 Series 2014/15 wrap, week 12

    Deji Faremi
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Deulofeu struggling but is Ross Barkley the best young player in Europe? The 10 Series 2014/15 wrap, week 12 is a post from: Just Football The 10 Series is our annual feature on Just Football in which – if you don’t know by now – we selected the 60 best young players in Europe to watch in 2014/15 in six major European leagues, with stars of the future selected from England, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Each week we’re keeping you up-to-date with our chosen youngsters to work out just who is the best young player in Europe. Here are the talents and…
  • FIFA Club World Cup 2014: Everything you need to know about…Auckland City

    guest
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    FIFA Club World Cup 2014: Everything you need to know about…Auckland City is a post from: Just Football By Mathew Burt The 2014 Club World Cup is up and running as the continental champions look for global glory in Morocco. Real Madrid, as favourites, are a household name, but what about the other contenders for the prestigious prize? Because we leave no stone unturned on Just Football, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Club World Cup contenders. Next up are the Oceania representatives Auckland City…    Auckland City – The Lowdown Club: Auckland City…
  • How Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe is establishing himself as one of England’s brighest young managers

    guest
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    How Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe is establishing himself as one of England’s brighest young managers is a post from: Just Football This could turn out to be a monumental week in Eddie Howe’s fledgeling managerial career and in the history of his high flying AFC Bournemouth side, writes Jon Vine. A 5-3 win over Cardiff on Saturday took Bournemouth to the top of the Championship table. On Saturday the Cherries travel to bottom of the league Blackpool looking to keep their place at the top of the pile, but the manager and his players won’t be looking that far ahead. That’s…
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  • Report: FC Barcelona To Cut Ties With Qatar

    Xoel Cardenas
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    In this article, Xoel Cardenas discusses a report on Friday stating that FC Barcelona will cut ties with Qatar. On Friday evening, Channel 2 (Israel) reported that Futbol Club Barcelona will cut ties with Qatar due to Qatar's role in financing terrorism. Via The Jerusalem Post: According to the Israeli television station, Barcelona, whose soccer uniforms bear the insignia of the research non-profit organization Qatar Foundation, an entity that was founded by top government officials in Doha, will opt not to renew its contract with the Gulf emirate once it expires in a little over a year. To…
  • La Liga: FC Barcelona vs Córdoba CF: Full Match Coverage

    Renato Goncalves
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Let's finish 2014 strong! The last Barcelona match in the calendar year is a relatively easy one, as the Blaugrana welcome the struggling Córdoba to Camp Nou, eager to end 2014 in an exciting way before a two-week break to celebrate the holidays. Coach Luis Enrique expects to have his full squad (if you exclude Thomas Vermaelen, who's out for the season) available. Dani Alves and Neymar, who were forced out of the midweek game against Huesca due to injuries, are in the final stages of their recovery process, and are likely to return to the lineup on Saturday afternoon. If the two aren't able…
  • La Liga: FC Barcelona vs Cordoba CF: Match Preview

    Arron Duckling
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Will the Blaugrana be able to end their year on a high with a win over Cordoba CF to cut the gap at the top of La Liga? A preview of tomorrow afternoon's clash at the Camp Nou FC Barcelona will be looking to end 2014 on a positive night tomorrow afternoon, when they host Cordoba CF at the Camp Nou in their final match of the calendar year. It’s been yet another year of transition at the club; way back in January we were table-toppers, leading the rest of La Liga under the guidance of Gerardo Martino and now we are ending the year second-best. We surrendered our La Liga title to Atletico…
  • FC Barcelona's Next La Liga Opponent: Jornada 16 – Córdoba CF Scouting Report & Key Battles

    Ahmed Shahin
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Hello and welcome to the scouting report and key battles weekly column! This week’s edition will take a closer look at Cordoba’s transfers, form, strategy, a few things you (probably) didn't know about the club, predicted line-up and key battles. Cordoba's story is pretty awe-inspiring. First time in La Liga since 1972, promoted in extraordinary circumstances and no buys nor sales this season. It's a club with a rich history and you can read a bit about it in this article by Sid Lowe for The Guardian titled:"The Arcángel roars as La Liga makes its longed-for return to Córdoba Further…
  • Barcelona vs Córdoba: Keys To The Game

    Renato Goncalves
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    A few things to keep in mind while watching Barça vs Córdoba tomorrow With Barcelona set to take on Córdoba in the last match of 2014, here's a few key things to keep in mind when you watch the game tomorrow: End The Year on A High Note 2014 is definitely not going to be remembered as an iconic year for the Blaugrana. Barça had huge problems, on and off the pitch, with painful losses, forgetable moments and huge disappointments. The team threw La Liga away, losing the title at home against Atlético Madrid, the same team that defeated Barça in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal. All…
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    Two Liverpool Fans

  • How Things Stand Heading Into The Arsenal Game

    Fernando Chow
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:10 am
    This Sunday, Liverpool are scheduled to take on a resurgent Arsenal side that has enjoyed a revival of form with back-to-back 4-1 victories over Galatasaray and Newcastle United. Previously, the Gunners bowed down to an agonising  5-1 defeat at the hands of a relentless Liverpool side at Anfield last season. But with pretty much a majority of things going against what the fans have expected from the team so far this season, the Kop end can now only pray for history to repeat itself in this week’s highly anticipated Super Sunday encounter. Here, we have a look at how things stand for…
  • 3 Possible Replacements For Mignolet Liverpool Can Get On A Cheap

    Andy Tan
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:32 am
    Simon Mignolet’s run lackluster performances in recent games has been one of the key factors  behind Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League exit and an increasingly alarming Premier League slump. The 26-year-old has reportedly been dropped by Brendan Rodgers for an ‘indefinite’ period, allowing the veteran Brad Jones to take over the keeper’s gloves for the Anfield outfit. Honestly speaking, the amount of Liverpool fans out there that would rely on seeing Brad Jones in goal for Liverpool on the long-run does not outnumber the ones who wouldn’t. Thus, the…
  • Bournemouth Game Is No Walk In The Park

    Fernando Chow
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Having been dumped out of Europe’s prestigious UEFA Champions League and a possible title race in the Barclays Premier League (literally), a diffident Liverpool side are now facing a tricky fixture heading into the Goldsands Stadium in the Capital One Cup against a very much in-form Championship team. AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC have both experienced mixed fortunes in their respective leagues thus far. With the Reds languishing down in a disappointing and queer 11th spot in England’s top division, AFC Bournemouth are flying ridiculously high in the Championship as league…
  • We’ve Been Here Before

    lawliming
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
    Somehow it almost feels like Deja Vu, like something that we’ve experienced before. After a season of narrowly missing out on that Premier League crown, Liverpool FC are yet again in that, yes, the phrase you hate, transition phase. This season has always been billed as the most difficult season of Brendan Rodgers’ career. From losing Suarez, to how he will man manage good old Mario Balotelli, as well as Steven Gerrard’s transition into what many consider that final phase of his career. We lie in that mid-table dogfight at the moment, and whilst it is not the ideal place to…
  • Targets for Liverpool FC Going into the Christmas Break

    lawliming
    7 Dec 2014 | 9:59 pm
    With the fixture list being increasingly congested, it is a good time to sit down and reassess the realistic (and not so realistic) objective for Liverpool going into the the Christmas break. Matches Before the New Year So, this is how Liverpool’s fixture list headed into the new year, 9th Basel (Home) 14th Manchester United (Away) 17th Bournemouth (Away) 21st Arsenal (Home) 26th Burnley (Away) 29th Swansea (Home) A few games to take note of – affects which tournaments we compete in for the next few months – will be the game against Basel & Bournemouth. The Basel game…
 
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    Setanta Sports Football News

  • Mourinho expects new Hazard deal

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    Hazard has been in superb form for Chelsea this season and, having attracted interest from some of the big European clubs, the Blues are keen to tie him down to a long-term contract. Some reports claim he could become Chelsea's highest-paid player, but Mourinho has no interest in the numbers as long as the 23-year-old remains at Stamford Bridge. "He will [sign]. I was never worried about it, since the moment I met his father," Mourinho said. "Everything was very clear about their intentions and their happiness to stay with Chelsea. "After that, it becomes a numbers situation. When it becomes…
  • McCoist to see out notice

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    McCoist tendered his resignation to the Rangers board ahead of last weekend's Scottish Championship clash with Queen Of The South, but the club only confirmed the news on Monday morning. A statement to the Stock Exchange confirmed the 52-year-old had resigned and was serving a 12-month notice period. It has been reported the board want the former Scotland international to step down immediately, but McCoist has made it clear he intends to see out the notice. "Yes. Absolutely," McCoist replied when asked if he planned to see out the full 12 months. "I don't know if it's realistic or not but I…
  • Rodgers not planning to recall Mignolet

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Mignolet has come in for some stinging criticism this season and he paid the price for a series of poor performances when he was dropped from the Liverpool for last Sunday's 3-0 defeat at Manchester United. He also sat out the Capital One Cup win over Bournemouth, resulting in Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard to question the decision. Howard is fearful the Belgium international could lose confidence if he is not recalled, but Rodgers has made it clear he will not be replacing Brad Jones this weekend. When asked about the possibility of recalling Mignolet for the visit of Arsenal, Rodgers said:…
  • Di Maria could return against Villa

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    Di Maria has missed United's last three games because of a hamstring injury, but the Argentine has returned to full training and is in contention for a place on the bench at Villa Park. "Of course Angel Di Maria has trained this week with us, so it's always dependable how I have to compare with other players because he's not match fit after one week," van Gaal told his pre-match press conference. "So maybe I will select him for the bench or maybe not. I have to make my decision because we have to train, so one training [session] to go." Van Gaal previously stated that Radamel Falcao was only…
  • Wenger warns Sanchez

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    Unlike the majority of their European counterparts, Premier League clubs continue to play over the course of the Christmas and New Year period with teams scheduled to play four matches in the space of ten days. Wenger has grown accustomed to the schedule since moving to Arsenal from Monaco, but he feels Sanchez could be in for a shock by the programme of matches. "It is a shock to the system, those that are not used to it," Wenger said. "They [foreign players] are all used to a break, but in England there is no stop in the winter. Many of them suffer physically. "As well mentally, the players…
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  • Win £130 if Man United, Spurs and Chelsea win this Weekend

    Thatsagoal.com Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:46 am
    Enhanced odds 12/1 accumulator tip for the Premier League this weekend from Paddy Power – win £130 risk free from a £10 bet. Get 12/1 for Spurs, Man Utd and Chelsea to win using this link.   The enhanced odds price boost for this weekend is a good one. Paddy Power have gone 12/1 for Man City, Tottenham and Chelsea all to win their Premier League matches this weekend and they are letting new customers bet £10 on the accumulator risk free.   The real odds for the bet are just 3/1 meaning you’d only get £40 back from your £10 stake but if you…
  • Accumulator Tip for the Premier League this Weekend at 12/1

    Thatsagoal.com Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Premier League accumulator betting tip for this weekend for three bankers to win their matches at an enhanced 12/1. This weekend we are using the Paddy Power enhanced odds offer of 12/1 for Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea all to win for a winning accumulator tip. Get 12/1 for Spurs, Man Utd and Chelsea to win using this link.   Premier League Accumulator Tip:   Manchester United to beat Aston Villa The first leg of this Premier League accumulator is for Man United to win their seventh match on the spin and beat Aston Villa. United cruised past Liverpool last weekend and…
  • Enhanced Odds: Man City 5/1 to beat Crystal Palace

    Thatsagoal.com Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    Manchester City vs Crystal Palace betting offer for Man City to win, open a new account and qualify to bet £5 on a Man City win at a whopping 5/1. Manchester City play Crystal Palace on Saturday lunch-time and if you haven’t got an account at Coral they are practically giving you an early Christmas present of £30 in free cash. Get 5/1 for Man City to beat Crystal Palace using this link to Coral.   Man City 5/1 to beat Crystal Palace Manchester City are in fine form and it is hard to see how Crystal Palace will even threaten the Man City recent home record. City have won…
  • Match Result and BTTS Accumulator Betting Tip this Weekend

    Alex Peace
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:45 am
    Match result and both teams to score football accumulator betting tip for Saturday 20th December at 54/1. It is the last weekend of football before Christmas and we have our usual match result and both teams to score betting tip. This week’s treble comes in at 54/1 with William Hill. Open a William Hill account and bet £10 on this bet, if it wins you’ll get £550 back plus you get two free £10 bets, win or lose. Open a new William Hill account here to win £550 from a £10 bet.   Match Result and Both Teams to Score Betting Tip   Manchester…
  • Man City v Crystal Palace Betting Tips, Prediction & Preview

    Andy Clark
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:48 am
    Manchester City play Crystal Palace this weekend and we have free football betting tips and predictions for the Premier League match live on BT Sport. Man City have found some brilliant form as we head into the Christmas period and they should be able to continue that against Crystal Palace on Saturday 20th December. Bet £5 on Man City to win at 5/1 with a new Coral account.   Man City v Crystal Palace Prediction Manchester City will once again be without Sergio Aguero for this match but we think they should have far too much quality for a stuttering Crystal Palace who are…
 
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  • 14 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm

    14 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Liverpool Results Chart 2014/15Pretty Damning Results if you look at itI don't advocate a sacking of Rodgers, just yet, we created enough chances to draw the match against Man Utd, but De Gea stopped everything.When Balotelli came on he was unlucky not to score as was young Sterling earlierNext up, high-flying Bournemouth in the League Cup  on Wednesday.
  • POSSIBLE LIVERPOOL SIDE IN WIN OR BUST BASEL MATCH

    7 Dec 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Champion's LeagueLiverpool v FC BaselLiverpool head in their final make or break match-day game against FC Basel knowing that only a win will guarantee entry into the Knock-out stages of The Champion's League. A draw will not be good enough as Basel already have six points while Liverpool have just 4 earned against lowly Ludogorets home and away so far.I expect beleaguered Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers to reintroduce Captain Steve Gerrard from the start along with Lucas, Henderson and Coutinho in midfield with Rickie Lambert upfront and Young Raheem Sterling just…
  • GERRARD RETURNS AS JOE ALLEN LOSES OUT: POSSIBLE TEAM

    1 Dec 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Liverpool played their most solid professional game of the 2014/15 season to date with a resilient display against Stoke culminating in a deserved win for the Reds thanks to a determined header from Glen Johnson of all people.Well done Glen, Stevie G was rarely missed as Liverpool solidified midfield and defence with Toure the standout players in a victory owing more to resilience and determination than anything else.Possible Liverpool Team v Leicester Tonight:Love doing them. Lets hope for a win against bottom of the table Leicester tonight.
  • POSSIBLE LIVERPOOL TEAM V STOKE: GERRARD RESTED

    28 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    After Wednesday's draw with Ludogorets, Brendan Rodgers may decide to persist with the tactic of deploying Lucas Leiva in a defensive role against Stoke on Saturday.The Brazilian, often overlooked by the Manager, turned in a creditable display in Sofia by offering dominance in midfield and he prevented many attacking moves by the Bulgarians.It may also prove to be the ideal opportunity to give Captain Steven Gerrard a rest from action for a game to recharge his ageing batteries for the many games ahead.          POSSIBLE LIVERPOOL TEAM V STOKE…
  • STURRIDGE RULED OUT AGAIN FOR 6 WEEKS

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Liverpool have been rocked with the news that Daniel Sturridge has suffered another injury to his thigh muscle which rules him out until January at the earliest.This is a major blow for Liverpool's Season and the player himself.With testing games to come in the Champion's League and the Premier League, we will sorely miss the goal-scoring forward as his teammates in Balotelli, Lambert and Borini have yet to score in the top division this Season.Liverpool have enquired about taking Dirok Origi back in January from Lille to ease the crisis upfront, yet it remains to be seen how that…
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  • The Curious Case of Liverpool’s Transfer Policy

    Jeremy Farrell
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:59 pm
    When Fenway Sports Group first took over Liverpool “Moneyball” was the buzzword. The new owners, inspired by Oakland Athletics ability to compete despite financial disadvantage had transformed the Boston Red Sox and lifted the “Curse of the Bambino” in 2004, winning their first ‘World’ Championship in 86 years. The moneyball approach was about using detailed statistical analysis to find value in players that other teams had overlooked. Apparently, somewhere along the journey across the Atlantic the term “Moneyball” came to mean wasting money on…
  • In defence of Brendan Rodgers: Why he deserves time to turn it around

    Billy Tate
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Liverpool are in a bad place right now and the pressure is mounting on Brendan Rodgers. The 3-1 defeat against Crystal Palace was the lowest point in a poor opening to the season and there is a growing sense among some supporters that Brendan Rodgers is not cut out for the job.  The Liverpool manager has made some poor decisions but he has earned the right to turn this ship around. For a long time there has been a sentiment among the wider football public that Rodgers is a charlatan. He is full of grand quotes but lacks any real substance to back up his words, they say. The opening games of…
  • Getting vertical: How vertical passing can improve Liverpool

    Jeremy Farrell
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Last season Liverpool tore their opponents apart on the counter attack. Luis Suárez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling where the most feared attacking trio in the league. A hallmark of Liverpool’s play  was fast transitions and incisive vertical passing. This season, along with a formation change and different players their game is much slower and their passing is much more predictable and lateral. What is a vertical pass? Vertical passing means a forward or backward pass (from goal to goal) as opposed to a horizontal pass (from touchline to touchline). Vertical…
  • A case for Kolo Toure: Why he deserves more chances for Liverpool

    Billy Tate
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Liverpool line up announced before kick off against Real Madrid was genuinely surprising with the starting XI consisting of a few players who had barely played at all this season. Liverpool were about to play the reigning European Champions in their own backyard and they’d sent out a side that many would expect to start a Carling Cup game. And yet this side, marshalled at the back by Kolo Toure managed to keep Madrid to a 1-0 scoreline and kept arguably the world’s best player – Cristiano Ronaldo – at bay. Liverpool began the game well enough, keeping possession…
  • 47 in 13: The unbelievable statistic that should have Liverpool fans worried

    Jeremy Farrell
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Liverpool travel to the Bernabéu as real underdogs on Tuesday night. The Reds have started the season terribly, scoring only 15 goals in 13 Premier League and Champions League games while conceding 18 in the same amount. Real Madrid on the other hand have been almost unstoppable. Los Blancos have scored an astonishing 47 goals in 13 games, something that should leave the likes of Simon Mignolet, Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel and Glen Johnson having nightmares. Madrid are unbeaten in seven league games and undefeated in the Champions League with a notable 3-1 victory over domestic rivals…
 
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  • Balotelli back in Italian favour

    Omair
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:38 am
    Mario Balotelli has earned a recall to the Italy squad ahead of their upcoming European Qualifier against Croatia. The Liverpool striker has been named in Antonio Conte’s squad for the first time since the former Juventus boss took over from Cesare Prandelli following the World Cup, all despite the high-profile form issues Balotelli has endured since returning to the Premier League from AC Milan. Italy and Croatia both go into the game with three wins from their opening three games, and Conte will know the importance of getting a win over his team’s main rival early on in the qualifying…
  • Hayes optimistic but ultimately unrealistic over Scottish title claim

    Omair
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Jonny Hayes’ recent comments that the Scottish Premiership is a “competitive league” again may seem timely considering Celtic sit down in an unfamiliar third place, but no-one should be fooled. Hayes is being optimistic – possibly in the extreme – when the Aberdeen star claims that there are several Scottish top flight clubs that can have a realistic claim on winning the title this season. He names, unsurprisingly perhaps, his own side and current shock leaders Dundee United along with Inverness as teams capable of upsetting the Scottish football betting odds and coming out on top…
  • Suarez dreaming of Champions League

    Omair
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:20 am
     Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has admitted he is dreaming about the prospect of playing in the UEFA Champions League with the Anfield club. The Uruguayan has been a key factor behind Liverpool’s improved performance in the Premier League this season, scoring 23 goals to help put the club in a strong position to finish inside the top four, with many Betfair fans tipping the club to secure a return to the Champions League. With a six-point cushion over Tottenham in fifth, and are just four points behind current leaders Chelsea, it’s not just a top four finish that Betfair fans have…
  • What has happened to Lyon?

    Omair
    6 Nov 2013 | 11:43 am
    Lyon dominated Ligue 1 throughout the 2000s, winning seven consecutive titles from 2001-2008 and finishing in the top-three in the years following. However, this season they have imploded, so what has gone wrong? The club are currently sitting 12th in the table having only managed to record four league wins. The fact that the Titan Bet football betting odds have them at 350/1 to win Ligue 1 highlights just how far the club have fallen. The main reason for their downfall is the fact that they haven’t managed to replace the players they let go in the summer. Striker Lisandro Lopez was…
  • The girly side of Andre Arshavin

    Bilal Mustafa
    23 Oct 2013 | 10:53 am
    Former Arsenal man Andre Arshavin is well known all over the world for being an amazing football player. However, apart from being cute, he also has a girly side to him. He might have to be aware of the opposing defenders after posing these pictures. Related PostsGiroud goes gay, poses nude for Charity CalendarBizarre Football Fashion – Djibril CisseArsene Wenger Jacket Zip problem continuesManchester United vs Arsenal | Live Stream | 13 Dec 2010Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal (Full Match Highlights HD)Arsenal seek Llorente ‘The Lion King’ loan deal from JuventusSmoking-Hot…
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  • Gallery: Milan’s 2014 Youth Sector Christmas Party

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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Milan had their Youth Sector Xmas party on Thursday and there were many special guests, people from the past and present of[[ This is a content summary only. Visit original website for full links, other content, and more! ]]from Rossoneri Blog - AC Milan News Rossoneri Blog
  • Berlusconi tells the team: “I would never change our squad with Roma’s, we are stronger”

    burim bekteshi
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:15 pm
    http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Silvio Berlusconi paid another visit to Milanello and had some encouraging words for the men of Inzaghi. Berlusconi was at Milanello today[[ This is a content summary only. Visit original website for full links, other content, and more! ]]from Rossoneri Blog - AC Milan News Rossoneri Blog
  • AC Milan can qualify for Champions League, says Diego Lopez

    burim bekteshi
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The 33-year-old thinks that Filippo Inzaghi's men possess the ability to finish in the upper echelons of Serie A and qualify for next season's Champions League Diego Lopez feels that AC Milan have the quality to secure a top-three finish in Serie A this season. The goalkeeper joined the Rossoneri from Real Madrid in August and has established himself as the first-choice No.1 despite spending a...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit original website for full links, other content, and more! ]] from AC Milan News Read more
  • Abate: Leonardo and Allegri helped launch my career at AC Milan

    burim bekteshi
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:15 am
    AC Milan defender Ignazio Abate has thanked former Diavolo coaches Massimiliano Allegri and Leonardo for helping him make a name for himself at the club. The 28-year-old came up through the Rossoneri youth system and began his professional career at the San Siro outfit in 2003, but had been passed around on loan up until […][[ This is a content summary only. Visit original website for full links, other content, and more! ]]from Forza Italian Football » AC Milan Forza Italian Football
  • PHOTOS OF FRIDAY’S VISIT FROM PRESIDENT BERLUSCONI

    burim bekteshi
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    MILAN – Click here to see the photos of the President’s 16th visit of the season to Milanello.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit original website for full links, other content, and more! ]]from AC Milan feed Read more
 
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  • How your members expect to receive information

    Kristina O'Connell
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Gone are the days where parents go “looking” for information. And, if they do, your website better be fresh and easy to navigate! Today, it is the job of the sports organization to make sure families know where to be, when to be there and what to wear (oh, and what to bring – things like fruit and gatorade). The ideal is to have all of this information available on your mobile device. Here at Korrio, we don’t want you to miss the boat. Communication is the key to running any good business. Today, an effective club requires modern technology. Having a good website is…
  • Kristine Lilly wishes you a healthy holiday

    Kristina O'Connell
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    This holiday season don’t lose site of yourself or routine. What I mean by that is stay the course with what you have been doing for your workout routines. It is so easy to let it all go during the holidays. DON’T! The holidays are the one time I really focus on my workouts. The holidays bring joy, family, friends and lots of yummy food and sweets! So if you want to enjoy the festivities and great food, which I like to do, stay the course. Continue your workout and if you haven’t started any, start now. It will make you feel good and less guilty for having that extra serving or that…
  • “Servicing your customers” – what that means in youth sports.

    Kristina O'Connell
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    Making life easier and more organized goes a long way. Keeping customers is the key to success for any business. Attracting the right kind of athletes and families is an important part of building your brand. At Korrio, we realize the importance of servicing your customer in the world of sports. That is precisely why we developed the Korrio platform from the start.  The tolerance level people have in youth sports is extremely high – No other industry compares. Here are 5 things we feel are required for sports organizations in todays modern technology era: 1. Having a well branded,…
  • Passing Time

    Kristina O'Connell
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    At Korrio, we love to support the passion of athletes – of any age or level. Damon Huard, a long-time Korrio supporter recently launched a new boutique winery (Passing Time), with friend and fellow quarterback, Dan Marino.  This has been a life long dream for both and they are certainly off to a strong start. We wanted to help spread the word and congratulate them on their promising beginning!! (Esteemed critic Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate gave their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon wine a score of 92-94 points on the barrel sample. The Wine Advocate notes that any wine in this range is…
  • The business of youth sports

    Kristina O'Connell
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    Running your club with modern technology, efficiency and a great user experience is possible. Building, maintaining and growing a successful sports organization or club is a perpetual effort. Establishing a strong brand can help ease some of these challenges. But how can you best service your customers and minimize administrative tasks? Your time is best spent teaching, building educational curriculum for coaches and players, building your community and having FUN! Korrio’s mission is to transform youth sport by delivering a contemporary sports automation system that unifies and amplifies…
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  • Van Gaal To Ignore Alex Ferguson And Wants Manchester United To Win Games In Perfect Style

    Amit Mishra
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal revealed that he is different from Sir Alex Ferguson (ignoring his comments) as he wants his side to play well and win the games in perfect way (close to perfect), something that they haven’t done despite winning six games in a row. Speaking ahead of his side’s clash against Aston Villa, Van Gaal told Sky Sports, “I’m not only focused on results, although of course that’s the main thing. When I speak with Sir Alex he says: ‘There’s no problem – you’ve won’. “But for me it’s also the performance, because when you perform…
  • App Review: SofaScore LiveScore

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:52 am
    Over the course of last two seasons where we have seen the growth of mobile traffic all over the globe, the need for mobile friendly versions of websites and apps have grown rapidly. And when you have a mobile version for everything, the need for an APP amongst the public mass grows together. That’s where the SofaScore Livescore comes in. An app that comes in handy when you need to check the latest across Basketball, Football/Soccer, Tennis and more, when on the go. So where to start? It’s pretty, it’s fast, and it’s packed with simple features. You get to see live…
  • Manchester United receive massive boost ahead of weekend’s clash vs Aston Villa

    Joe Nicholas
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Manchester United have received a massive boost before their weekend’s clash against Aston Villa as summer signing Marcos Rojo is set to return from injury. DAILY STAR reports that the Argentine defender is set to return after missing several weeks, thanks to a dislocated shoulder from the first week of November. Louis Van Gaal’s side are in a great run of form having won their last six league matches and head to Villa Park just eight points behind leaders Chelsea. The 24 year old has impressed since his summer move to Old Trafford and has returned to full training and is also…
  • Manchester United aim to seal triple transfer deal in January

    Joe Nicholas
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:46 pm
    There is no doubt that Manchester United are going to strengthen their squad in the upcoming January transfer window. Louis Van Gaal would be determined to spend a sizeable transfer kitty to bring in a centre back to strengthen the defense as the Red Devils would be determined for a strong second half of the season. Reports from English Media outlet DAILY STAR however, have claimed that United are also looking to buy attacking players in the winter transfer market. Shaqiri One of the names that is doing the rounds is Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, who is frustrated at the German side…
  • Arsenal And Liverpool Linked Defender Not Happy With Cup Games

    Amit Mishra
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Barcelona right back Martin Montoya has been unhappy at the club for some time now after having fallen down the pecking order since Luis Enrique took over the mantle of manager. The Spaniard has been linked with moves to Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus and could jump the ship as early as January despite Barcelona’s transfer embargo which will not let them sign players for the next two transfer windows. Montoya’s agent, Juan de Dios Carrasco said that Cup games will not be enough as the 23-year old wants to start more games in the league, “Martin playing in the Cup does not…
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    Premier Soccer Chat

  • David De Gea – The Premier League’s Best Goalkeeper?

    Todd
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Is David De Gea the best goalkeeper in the Premier League? I am a huge fan of David De Gea. He has the potential to be a legend at Manchester United, possibly even better than Peter Schmeichel.
  • Fantasy Premier League Diary – Gameweek 17 Preview

    Todd
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:46 am
    Last week I did an analysis of my previous week’s Fantasy Premier League teams. For gameweek 17 I preview some of the changes I’ve made for the weekend while reviewing last week’s results.
  • Draft Style Fantasy Soccer Comes to the Premier League with Togga

    Todd
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    Togga is an all new draft style fantasy Premier League game that is great for American fantasy sports fans looking for a soccer/football league to play that is similar to every other American version of commissioner style fantasy draft leagues.
  • Fantasy Friday: Gameweek 17 Fantasy Premier League Tips and Picks

    Todd
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    For Gameweek 17 in the Fantasy Premier League I want to focus my tips on the picks for the weekend’s matches to help out your FPL team. I will bring you five players to look at picking up this week based on their current form, season stats, and match-up as well. Related posts: Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 17 EPL Match Picks Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Match Week 16 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Match Week 15 EPL Picks
  • Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 17 EPL Match Picks

    Todd
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Week 17 Premier League return this weekend for another three day set of matches. My EPL picks and predictions follow with possible score and winners picked for all ten matches. Related posts: Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Match Week 16 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Match Week 15 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Match Week 14 EPL Picks
 
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  • Manchester United Player Ratings vs Stoke City – De Gea & Fellaini Impress Once Again

    admin
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    Manchester United beat Stoke City in yesterday’s encounter to move within one point of third-placed Southampton. United were tested at times but came through with the win thanks to another inspired display from their goalkeeper David De Gea. It wasn’t a convincing display by United who once again played with a very unsettled back four, but managed to hold on to pick up a vital win. Here are the player ratings: David De Gea – 8/10 If it wasn’t for De Gea yesterday, Stoke could have picked up a point if not three! His saves in injury time were crucial in denying Mark…
  • 5 Transfers That Could Have Happened This Window Including Several High Profile Moves

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
    It’s that time of the year again. The protracted transfer sagas start to quieten and Premier League squads have been submitted, the summer transfer window is well and truly closed. It’s now time for teams to let their transfer business do the talking on the pitch. With a reinforced attack, Manchester United failed to bolster other areas, and with an attack for that makes defences quiver in their boots already, neighbours Manchester City failed to offload all of their deadwood. Whilst on the other hand, out of the top four Chelsea have managed a net spend of roughly £8million, a hefty…
  • 5 Transfers That Could Have Happened This Window

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    It’s that time of the year again. The protracted transfer sagas start to quieten and Premier League squads have been submitted, the summer transfer window is well and truly closed. It’s now time for teams to let their transfer business do the talking on the pitch. With a reinforced attack, Manchester United failed to bolster other areas, and with an attack for that makes defences quiver in their boots already, neighbours Manchester City failed to offload all of their deadwood. Whilst on the other hand, out of the top four Chelsea have managed a net spend of roughly £8million, a hefty…
  • Nani – Definition Of Potential That Was Never Fulfilled

    admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    When Nani arrived at Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon in 2007 the comparisons with another player who had walked the same path before were inevitable. Nani looked as though he was a carbon copy of Cristiano Ronaldo, and the idea of them playing on either wing for United left man fans a little hot under the collar. Seven years on, and while Ronaldo has gone on to become the best player in the world, Nani has just snuck out the back door to return to Portugal, albeit on a potentially temporary basis. The excitement over the 27-year-old’s return to Sporting Lisbon might be met with some…
  • Exclusive training picture of Manchester United’s new Argentine recruit

    Editor
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    With Marcos Rojo making the move to Manchester united, you can find this exclusive picture of the Argentine training ahead of the match against Sunderland. While Marcos Rojo will not be fit to face Sunderland, the United fans will certainly be buoyed by the training of the Argentine.
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  • Van Gaal To Ignore Alex Ferguson And Wants Manchester United To Win Games In Perfect Style

    Amit Mishra
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal revealed that he is different from Sir Alex Ferguson (ignoring his comments) as he wants his side to play well and win the games in perfect way (close to perfect), something that they haven’t done despite winning six games in a row. Speaking ahead of his side’s clash against Aston Villa, Van Gaal told Sky Sports, “I’m not only focused on results, although of course that’s the main thing. When I speak with Sir Alex he says: ‘There’s no problem – you’ve won’. “But for me it’s also the performance, because when you perform…
  • App Review: SofaScore LiveScore

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:52 am
    Over the course of last two seasons where we have seen the growth of mobile traffic all over the globe, the need for mobile friendly versions of websites and apps have grown rapidly. And when you have a mobile version for everything, the need for an APP amongst the public mass grows together. That’s where the SofaScore Livescore comes in. An app that comes in handy when you need to check the latest across Basketball, Football/Soccer, Tennis and more, when on the go. So where to start? It’s pretty, it’s fast, and it’s packed with simple features. You get to see live…
  • Manchester United receive massive boost ahead of weekend’s clash vs Aston Villa

    Joe Nicholas
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Manchester United have received a massive boost before their weekend’s clash against Aston Villa as summer signing Marcos Rojo is set to return from injury. DAILY STAR reports that the Argentine defender is set to return after missing several weeks, thanks to a dislocated shoulder from the first week of November. Louis Van Gaal’s side are in a great run of form having won their last six league matches and head to Villa Park just eight points behind leaders Chelsea. The 24 year old has impressed since his summer move to Old Trafford and has returned to full training and is also…
  • Manchester United aim to seal triple transfer deal in January

    Joe Nicholas
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:46 pm
    There is no doubt that Manchester United are going to strengthen their squad in the upcoming January transfer window. Louis Van Gaal would be determined to spend a sizeable transfer kitty to bring in a centre back to strengthen the defense as the Red Devils would be determined for a strong second half of the season. Reports from English Media outlet DAILY STAR however, have claimed that United are also looking to buy attacking players in the winter transfer market. Shaqiri One of the names that is doing the rounds is Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, who is frustrated at the German side…
  • Arsenal And Liverpool Linked Defender Not Happy With Cup Games

    Amit Mishra
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Barcelona right back Martin Montoya has been unhappy at the club for some time now after having fallen down the pecking order since Luis Enrique took over the mantle of manager. The Spaniard has been linked with moves to Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus and could jump the ship as early as January despite Barcelona’s transfer embargo which will not let them sign players for the next two transfer windows. Montoya’s agent, Juan de Dios Carrasco said that Cup games will not be enough as the 23-year old wants to start more games in the league, “Martin playing in the Cup does not…
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  • Bayer Leverkusen Lining Up Bid For Arsenal Fullback Hector Bellerin

    TFMeditor
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Arsenal fullback Hector Bellerin is attracting interest from Bayer Leverkusen. The London Evening Standard says Bellerin is a target for Bayer Leverkusen. According to reports in Germany, Bayer have contacted the Gunners about signing the 19-year-old full-back. Bellerin has had opportunities in the first-team at Arsenal recently due to the injury situation at Emirates Stadium but it is doubtful that he would play if everyone were fit. Bellerin moved to north London from Barcelona in 2011. Related Footy NewsArsenal Face Bayern Munich Competition For Sami KhediraArsenal, Man Utd Set To Go Head…
  • Arsenal Star To Make Long Awaited Comeback Against Liverpool

    TFMeditor
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    According to boss Arsene Wenger, Arsenal forward Theo Walcott could make a long-awaited return to action at Liverpool on Sunday. The 25-year-old, who has made just two appearances this season following recovery from a long-term knee injury, is set to resume full training after a groin problem suffered while on international duty with England. “There is a slight chance of (Nacho) Monreal being available and a very slight chance for Walcott. We hope that Oxlade-Chamberlain will be fit. We will see that on Saturday,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “He (Walcott) is back in training…
  • Bayern Munich Star Xherdan Shaqiri Hoping To Hear From Man Utd, Liverpool

    TFMeditor
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Reports are out claiming that Bayern Munich star Xherdan Shaqiri wants to hear from interested Premier League clubs. Liverpool and Manchester United are both understood to have been considering launching bids to sign the Switzerland winger in the new year, as both Brendan Rodgers and Louis van Gaal attempt to bolster their squads, says the Daily Star. But Shaqiri’s agent and brother, Erdin, has now urged the Premier League giants to delay their bids until the summer. “Xherdan is 23. At this age, he needs to play regularly, which is not currently the case,” Erdin told GLANCE.
  • Real Madrid Won’t Sign Arsenal Target Lucas Silva In January

    TFMeditor
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It has been reported that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez doesn’t expect to sign Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva next month. The Cruzeiro midfielder, who is wanted by Arsenal, has been strongly linked with a transfer to the Bernabeu in recent months. However, the Brazil Under-21 starlet, who has a 15million euro (£11.8million) price tag, will have to wait until the summer if he is to join the European champions. “Unless there are extraordinary circumstances, we will not bring reinforcements in the winter transfer market,” Real Madrid president Perez told Cadena Ser.
  • Inter Milan Defender Nemanja Vidic Linked With Man Utd Return

    TFMeditor
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Reports are out claiming that Inter Milan defender Nemanja Vidic has again been linked with a return to Manchester United. Tuttosport revealed that Vidic is considering leaving Inter in the January transfer window after failing to cement a place in new boss Roberto Mancini’s first team. The former Red Devils last appeared for the Nerazzurri at the start of November and he is reportedly unhappy at his lack of opportunities. It emerged last month that United boss Louis van Gaal is considering a shock move for Vidic, who was at the club for nine seasons before leaving on a free transfer…
 
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  • Fantasy Football: Ever wanted to sub out Arsenal’s Welbeck for Sanchez mid game??

    fantasyyirma
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    Over the festive period we will be showcasing some of the alternative Fantasy Football games. Please feel free to drop us your feedback on the games #XmasYIRMA Guest Post from @FLIPSportsapp - Drop them a follow on twitter   FLIP Sports: Real-Time Fantasy Football…The New Way To Play   FLIP Sports is a new social […]
  • The FFE £2500 Guaranteed Festive Challenge!

    fantasyyirma
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    Over the festive period we will be showcasing some of the alternative Fantasy Football games. Please feel free to drop us your feedback on the games #XmasYIRMA   Guest Post from @FFE – Drop them a follow on twitter The FFE £2500 Guaranteed Festive Challenge!   Here at Fantasy Football Exchange – or ‘FFE’ to […]
  • Manchester City’s Yaya Toure And The 5 FPL Players You MUST Pick This Week

    fantasyyirma
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Gameweek 17 DEFENDER: Aaron Cresswell – £5.5m (Home v Leicester) West Ham left-back Aaron Cresswell’s stock has finally begun to steadily rise after we pinpointed him earlier in the season, with 2.3% of Fantasy bosses now owning him. Trouble lies ahead in the shape of Christmas fixtures against Chelsea and Arsenal, but if you need […]
  • Arsenal’s Santi delivers Christmas cheer early!

    fantasyyirma
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:38 am
    GW16 FPL REVIEW FROM @FANTASYGAFFER   The stars turned out in force for gameweek 16, with the best XI a virtual who’s who of top performers turning in top performances. For Arsenal, Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud both hit a brace while Burnley’s Tom Heaton posted the big score for goalkeepers with a clean sheet […]
  • Manchester United vs Liverpool: Lineups

    fantasyyirma
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    Lineups from 12:30 Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Evans, Young, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Rooney, van Persie, Wilson Subs: Lindegaard, McNair, Blackett, Herrera, Fletcher, Januzaj, Falcao Liverpool: Jones, Skrtel, Lovren, Johnson, Moreno, Henderson, Allen, Gerrard, Coutinho, Lallana, Sterling Subs: Mignolet, Toure, Lambert, Lucas, Can, Balotelli, Markovic.   Man United v Liverpool Preview, Written by @OurLogie […]
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  • Eric Abidal to hang up his boots at Olympiacos

    Aaron
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:44 am
    Ex Barcelona player Eric Abidal has finally decided to hang up his boots and call time on a wonderful football career. 35 year old Abidal will play his last game for Olympiacos on Saturday against Kalloni AEL. more on Eric Abidal's retirement
  • Barça’s newest star Traore hopes to be like Leo Messi

    Aaron
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    Barça's newest star Traore hopes to be like Leo Messi. The 18 year old has impressed the club and scored in Wednesday's thrashing of Huesca in La Copa del Rey with a great solo effort. The problem Barcelona face is where to place the young talent. More on Traore
  • Neymar sued by Santos fan for joining Catalans

    Aaron
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:51 am
    A Santos fan is claiming £6,600 from Brazil striker Neymar for emotional damage caused by the transfer, and to cover his travel costs for 2011 Club World Cup. Santos lost against Barça 4-0 and the fan feels cheated that Neymar had already signed for the Catalans. More on this
  • Marco Reus chooses Real Madrid over Barcelona?

    Aaron
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:41 am
    It appears that Marco Reus will choose Real Madrid over FC Barcelona next summer. The 25 year old attacking midfielder was in Barça's crosshairs but the FIFA ban imposed on the club means that the German will most likely choose Real Madrid. More on Marco Reus
  • Alex Song wants permanent move to West Ham

    Aaron
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:12 am
    Loan star Alex Song has hinted at a permanent move to West Ham United this summer.The ex Arsenal star who is currently on a year long loan from FC Barcelona turned down offers from Italy, turkey and France to play for the Hammers. More on Alex Song
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  • Colo-Colo 2015 Under Armour Home Shirt Leaked?

    elroy81
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    We can this evening reveal a leaked image of the Colo-Colo 2015 Under Armour home shirt and the design of the new away jersey for Chile’s most successful side. The leaked 2015 Colo -Colo home jersey has a white base colour with a black vertical stripe that runs down the centre of the football shirt. […]
  • Chelsea 2015/16 Adidas Kit Designs

    elroy81
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    News from the English Premier League this evening as we have the new Chelsea 2015/16 Adidas home, away & third kit designs. The new Chelsea 2015/16 home shirt has a blue base colour with vertical pinstripes running down the front. Thin white trim is placed on the end of the cuffs and the roundneck collar. […]
  • Plymouth Argyle 2014/15 Puma Home Kit Vote

    elroy81
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    Fans of Football League Two side Plymouth Argyle are being given the chance to vote on the clubs 2015/16 home kit from 3 Puma designs. Supporters of the Pilgrims who play their home games at Home Park have until January 5th 2015 to vote on the clubs new home strip. Option 1 A green jersey […]
  • New Paraguay Crest Revealed

    elroy81
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    The Paraguayan Football Association (APF) have revealed the new crest that will be used by the national team during the 2015 Copa America in Chile. The revamped Paraguay crest has a yellow star in the middle with four Paraguay flags diagonally surrounding it. ‘APF’ (Asociación Paraguaya de Futbol) appears between the top two flags whilst […]
  • Shamrock Rovers 2015 Third Kit Made By Warrior Released

    elroy81
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    League of Ireland side Shamrock Rovers have revealed their new 2015 purple third kit made by Warrior Sports. The new Shamrock Rovers 3rd shirt has the same template as the current 2014/15 Liverpool away shirt although the base colour is purple, the wavy stripe across the top of the chest is white and the vertical […]
 
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  • Twitter reacts as Manchester United beat Hull City 3-0

    Sammy Jakes
    29 Nov 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Three goals each from Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie helped Manchester United a 3-0 victory over Hull City at Old Trafford on Saturday. #459719984 / gettyimages.com Smalling, 25, scored the first goal in the 16th minute, before the captain Rooney made it 2-0 just before the half-time whistle. Van Persie, 31, cemented [...]
  • Could Bale return to Premier League?

    Sammy Jakes
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    Is there any mileage in the Gareth Bale to Manchester United rumour that refuses to go away? The former Spurs player was sold to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 but only after a last-minute bid by Manchester United failed. #169056619 / gettyimages.com David Moyes the then manager at Old Trafford had a notoriously [...]
  • Leverkusen defender Spahic signs one-year extension

    Sammy Jakes
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Bayer Leverkusen defender Emir Spahic has extended his stay at the BayArena by signing a new one-year contract with the club. Good News! Emir #Spahic hat seinen zum Saisonende auslaufenden Vertrag bis zum 30. Juni 2016 verlängert! #StärkeBayer pic.twitter.com/qMtCOmRi0W — Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04fussball) November 7, 2014 The 34-year-old centre back, who joined the Bundesliga [...]
  • Supercharge your sports betting with a football accumulator

    Sammy Jakes
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    If you’re looking to make your football bets a little more exciting this Saturday you could do a lot worse than placing an accumulator. Nothing beats watching football with a few quid riding on the result and with an accumulator you’re amping up that experience as you’re not just betting on a single match. What [...]
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  • Twitter reactions as Tottenham thrash Newcastle 4-0 in the League Cup

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Mauricio Pochettino’s side Tottenham Hotspur booked their place into the League Cup semi-finals with a sensational win over Premier League rivals Newcastle United 4-0 on Wednesday night. View image | gettyimages.com Nabil Bentaleb scores the opening goal in the 18th minute and put Spurs 1-0 at White Hart Lane before Nacer Chadli doubled their lead one minute after the half-time. Harry Kane then put it to 3-0, before Roberto Soldado finishes the game in 70th minute. The Spurs will play Sheffield United in the last four, while the premier league smugglers Liverpool will take on Chelsea in the…
  • 2014-15 Champions League Last-16 Draw: Chelsea with PSG, Barca drawn with Man City

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:54 pm
    The draw for the 2014-15 Champions League Last-16 took place in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday afternoon, with Premier League side Chelsea to face French champions Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal paired with Wenger’s former side Monaco and Manchester City face the Catalan club Barcelona. Here are the results of the #UCLdraw: pic.twitter.com/MB3fjNCXGO — Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) December 15, 2014 Elsewhere, the German club Borussia Dortmund to play against Serie A champions Juventus. The reigning champions Real Madrid have been drawn against Bundesliga outfit FC Schalke 04. The first…
  • Twitter reacts as Arsenal thump Newcastle 4-1

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Finally Arsenal claimed a stunning 4-1 Premier League victory over Newcastle United on Saturday evening, thanks to Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla for a comfortable win at Emirates. Olivier Giroud scored in the 15th minute with a towering header and put the Gunners in the lead, before Santi Cazorla made it 2-0 just 10 minutes after half-time. Giroud then put Gunners in 3-0 with a fine finish from close range. Cazorla’s penalty then claimed an impressive victory at the Emirates to move Arsenal to sixth place in League table. Here are some of the best reactions: Again…Oxlaide…
  • Everton keen on Barcelona defender Douglas?

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Everton manager Roberto Martinez is reportedly planning a January loan move for Barcelona defender Douglas, according to talkSPORT. View image | gettyimages.com Martinez is determined to bring some more talent to Goodison Park at the next available transfer window, who has a strong relationship with the Catalan side and he is hoping to utilise them in January in order to boost his side’s defence. The 24-year-old Brazilian has struggled to establish himself at the Nou Camp, who has made just one league appearance for Barca since he joined the Spanish giants this summer from Sao Paolo.
  • FA Cup Third Round Draw: Holders Arsenal host Hull City

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:43 pm
    The FA Cup holders Arsenal will host Hull City for the 3rd round of the FA Cup. Liverpool face AFC Wimbledon, Chelsea host Watford, while The 11 times Fa Cap winner Manchester United will make a trip to Accrington or Yeovil. Here is the draw in full: Arsenal vs Hull City Southampton vs Ipswich Town Stoke City vs Wrexham Charlton Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers Dover vs Crystal Palace AFC Wimbledon vs Liverpool Manchester City vs Sheffield Wednesday Aldershot/Rochdale vs Nottingham Forest West Brom vs Gateshead Blythe Spartans vs Birmingham City Aston Villa vs Blackpool Rotherham vs AFC…
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  • Juventus plot January move for Colombian striker Radamel Falcao

    Sumit Rawat
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Juventus are lining up a January swoop for Manchester United’s on loan forward Radamel Falcao for their Champions League campaign, according to the Express. View image | gettyimages.com The Colombian international, who joined the Red Devils from the Ligue 1 side AS Monaco on a season-long loan during the summer, has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford – having scored just once in eight appearances so far. The report has suggested that the Italian champions are desperate to bolster their attacking resources and likely to launch a €6m bid for the 28-year-old striker to make a…
  • Report: Inter Milan target Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj

    Sumit Rawat
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini is reportedly weighing up a loan move for Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj in January, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. Recent speculation from the Daily Express has suggested that the Red Devils are prepared to send teenager Adnan Januzaj out of the Old Trafford on a temporary basis. View image | gettyimages.com This is thought to have alerted Mancini, whose squad is in need of bolstering in that particular areas, with the Belgium winger one of his major targets in January transfer window. The report also suggested that Ezequiel Lavezzi and…
  • Pay £20m and get the services of Winston Reid

    Sumit Rawat
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:03 pm
    West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has put a whopping £20m price tag on defender Winston Reid as other Premier League clubs circle for his services, reports Daily Mail. View image | gettyimages.com The New Zealand international, who has been linked with Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal, is currently under contract with the Hammers until the end of the season and is yet to sign a new deal at Upton Park. Allardyce insisted he would rather allow the 26-year-old to leave on a free transfer than sell him for big-money in January. “He isn’t going anywhere,” Sky Sports News…
  • Chelsea midfielder keen on Inter Milan move

    Sumit Rawat
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah is reportedly interested to join Serie A outfit Inter Milan on loan in January, according to the Daily Star. #453162870 / gettyimages.com The Egypt international has been struggling to settle in Stamford Bridge since his move to the Blues from FC Basel at the start of the year and has made just two Premier League appearances this season, with both coming from the bench. The report has suggested that the 22-year-old is keen on a switch away from the west London club this January in order to find first-team football, even if it is just temporary. However, Chelsea…
  • Morgan De Sanctis pens new one-year Roma extension

    Sumit Rawat
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:53 pm
    AS Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis has signed a new one-year contract extension with the Italian club, that will keep him at the Stadio Olimpico until June 2016. Morgan De Sanctis signs a new contract with @OfficialASRoma until June 30, 2016! #DeSanctis pic.twitter.com/WsMA1GBeSl — AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) December 4, 2014 The 37-year-old, who joined the Giallorossi form Napoli in 2013, his contract was due to run out at the end of this season but the new one-year extension means the Italian shot-stopper will remain with the club until the age of 39. De Sanctis has a wealth of Serie A…
 
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  • Phil Jones lauds Manchester United goalkeeper; says he’s in “World’s Top Three”

    John Shin
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Manchester United defender Phil Jones praised his fellow teammate David De Gea for his superb ability to impress on and off the pitch. The 22-year old defender arrived to Manchester United from Blackburn Rovers in the same transfer window as David De Gea, who arrived for a fee in the region of £19 million from Atletico […]
  • Marouane Fellaini – Louis van Gaal’s belief in him may have saved his career

    Paul Bienkowski
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has suggested that Louis van Gaal saved his career at the Old Trafford club. The £27.5 million signing from Everton during the summer of 2013 did not have a good first season at the club, failing to impress or win over the clubs supporters – also not being utilised in […]
  • Starting XI & Formation Prediction: Aston Villa v Manchester United – Barclays Premier League

    Rob Edwards
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Six wins in a row have propelled Manchester United into third position and it is no coincidence that after such a long winning streak Van Gaal’s men are being discussed as outside contenders for the title come May. The most satisfying of these victories thus far came last weekend at Old Trafford versus Liverpool. In […]
  • Scouting The Opposition: Aston Villa v Manchester United – Barclays Premier League

    Nick Kirkham
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    After recording a sixth win in a row, and increasing our hold on third spot, talk has begun of a title charge. Not from within the club, but some pundits (and our very own Stephen Howson) believe the Reds could mount a title challenge. It’s worth noting, we all think a challenge is possible. No-one […]
  • Managers Press Conference: Aston Villa – Barclays Premier League

    Paul Bienkowski
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal sat with the press at the AON Training Complex in Carrington on Friday afternoon before heading to Birmingham for their match against Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon. United could be boosted with the comeback of Angel Di Maria this weekend and there are also reports that […]
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  • Goal of the day: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) vs Galatasaray

    9 Dec 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Aaron Ramsey scored one of the goals of the season as Arsenal cruised to a comfortable 4-1 Champions League win at Galatasaray on Tuesday. #460205350 / gettyimages.com Lukas Podolski got the Gunners off to a flying start at the Türk Telekom Arena with a thumping strike in the third minute, before Ramsey doubled their lead just eight minutes later. Ramsey stole the limelight in the 29th minute
  • Just Ryan Giggs doing keepy-uppy with POTATO

    9 Dec 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Who needs a football when Ryan Giggs has a potato to play with? Don't forget to join us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates!Related links: Personal Ryan Giggs Also see: Is this Adam Lallana's trick shot real or fake? Amputee footballer produces incredible rainbow flick Robin van Persie plays table tennis with two balls at same time Paul Pogba shows he can juggle ball blindfolded
  • Peruvian footballer injured after being struck by lightning during match

    9 Dec 2014 | 11:26 pm
    An unfortunate incident took place in Peru on Tuesday when Sport Águila player Joao Contreras was hit by lightning during a Peruvian Cup match against Fuerza Minera. Just as the match was about to restart for the second-half, an electrical discharge hit Contreras and a linesman. Both Contreras and the linesman were immediately treated by medical staff and the match was suspended with the score
  • Per Mertesacker avoided German military service for being too tall to fit into tank

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has revealed he avoided German military service as a teenager by claiming that he was too big to fit into a tank or submarine. #458322220 / gettyimages.com The towering centre back, who stands at 6ft 6in, may be a tough nut on the pitch but he never had any desire to deal with weapons. After a successful request, the 30-year-old instead ended up working with
  • Who wouldn't want Napoli's Gladiator-themed calendar?

    2 Dec 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Italian Serie A side Napoli have produced a seemingly bizarre calendar in which their players pose as gladiators of the former Roman Empire. The calendar features star striker Gonzalo Higuaín, captain Marek Hamšík, and Spanish winger José Callejón in scantily-clad gladiatorial gear. Given that the club President is noted film producer, Aurelio De Laurentiis, it's safe to assume that not only
 
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  • Brendan Rodgers Admits Frustration At Missing Out On Alexis Sanchez

    JD
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Reports are out claiming that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted to his frustration at missing out on Alexis Sanchez in the summer who snubbed Anfield for a move to Sunday’s opponents Arsenal. Rodgers said: “All I know he is that he (Sanchez) is a world-class player. He was identified as someone to come who […]
  • Theo Walcott In Line To Make Arsenal Comeback Against Liverpool

    JD
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    According to boss Arsene Wenger, Arsenal forward Theo Walcott could make a long-awaited return to action at Liverpool on Sunday. The 25-year-old, who has made just two appearances this season following recovery from a long-term knee injury, is set to resume full training after a groin problem suffered while on international duty with England. “There […]
  • Roberto Carlos Backing Real Madrid Bid For Arsenal Target Lucas Silva

    JD
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    It has been reported that Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos has backed their move for Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva. Roberto Carlos is convinced that the Arsenal target is good enough for Real. “Many people don’t know Lucas Silva, I see him in every match. He is a great player. In the last two years, even […]
  • Arsene Wenger Reveals Main Reason Alexis Sanchez Chose Arsenal

    JD
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    It has been reported that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has suggested Alexis Sanchez chose to move to the Gunners ahead of Liverpool due to a near-guarantee of Champions League football. Wenger’s Arsenal, who have qualified for the knockout stages of Europe’s elite competition for a 15th consecutive season, on Sunday face Liverpool. While the Frenchman […]
  • Yaya Sanogo To Leave Arsenal On Loan In January

    JD
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    It has been reported that Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is set to leave the club on loan during the January transfer window. The 21-year-old France youth international has scored only one goal in 19 appearances, eight of them starts. Sanogo is likely to be sent to another Premier League club rather than moving overseas.
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  • Matchday Musings: Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Sai
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
     Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin Van Persie were the scorers as the Red Devils continued their impressive run of form and extended their winning streak to six games in a row.The win takes Manchester United to third place in the table, comfortably ahead of their top four rivals – Arsenal and Liverpool. United will have the chance to increase the gap next weekend when Liverpool host Arsenal at Anfield.Liverpool meanwhile crashed out of the Champions league earlier this week and their hopes of qualifying for next year’s look extremely unlikely. Despite an encouraging start to the…
  • Matchday Musings: Chelsea 2-0 Hull City

    Sinjan Ballav
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    A hazardous day in Eden terms Eden Hazard headed Chelsea into the lead, finishing an almost perfect cross from Oscar just 6 minutes into the game. The Hull defender didn’t get round enough and Hazard was quick to run past him to put home only the 2nd headed goal of his career. A good piece of skill followed by a lovely ball into the path of Diego Costa saw The Blues double their lead in the second half. Hazard has been brilliant this season and maturing incredibly well under ‘The Special One’. With his talent and the quality of the players he’s been playing with, it is only a matter…
  • Brendan Rodgers a victim of his own success

    Mike Njoroge
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    Juanma Lillo would definitely empathise. The Spanish manager – referred to as the de facto creator of the 4-2-3-1 formation – once told Sid Lowe that we live in a world where the result is dignified over the process. What is done poorly is venerated when it ends well; what is done well disregarded when it ends badly.Not that there is anything wrong with results. Results justify everything. At the end of the day, they are what a football manager is judged by. There is no argument for good results, and poor results raise questions. It is these types of questions that are now being raised of…
  • What has happened to Premier League clubs in the Champions League?

    Mike Njoroge
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    Alexis Sanchez looks on dejected after Arsenal squander a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with RSC AnderlechtUp above football’s prestigious club competition stood English clubs. They did not rule, neither did they dominate but they were so near the throne that they had an influence on what happened. Indeed, it could be termed as English football’s golden period — and in a way, it also coincided with Europe’s golden years as well.It was not like the earlier age of English dominance witnessed between 1977 and 1982. Then, English football endured its zenith in the European Cup. An English club…
  • Matchday Musings: Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United

    Sai
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    Here are five talking points from the dramatic Manchester Derby, where Sergio Aguero scored a fine second half goal to seal the three points for Premier League champions.The Silver liningManchester United slipped to their third defeat of the season as their cross-town rivals grabbed an important three points in a thrilling Manchester Derby. Argentine forward Sergio Aguero scored on the 63rd minute to give the Premier League Champions a well deserved victory in front of their own fans.Louis Van Gaal went for a flexible 4-1-4-1 switching to 4-3-3 at certain periods during the game. Back from…
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  • Aguero hat-trick gives City lifeline

    Harvey Mayson
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    Originally posted on Top-soccer.com www.google.com/+mcfcofficial Sergio Aguero almost single-handedly provided Manchester City with a Champions League lifeline by scoring a hat-trick in the 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. Two goals from the Argentinian in the last five minutes secured a first win in the group for Manuel Pellegrini’s side leaving them needing to beat Roma to progress to the last sixteen. With the Germans already qualified as group winners, there had been some concern about whether they would be fully committed to the game but those questions were soon…
  • Aguero Hat-trick earn City win against Bayern Munich

    Ricardo Douglas
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    Originally posted on Top-soccer.com www.google.com/+mcfcofficial Manchester City star Sergio Aguero completed his hat-trick with this fine finish below to deny Pep Guardiola and Bayern Munich a point at the Etihad Stadium. The Germans were leading 2-1 before the Argentine struck twice to ensure City gain all three points and in the process keep their Champions League hopes alive. The post Aguero Hat-trick earn City win against Bayern Munich appeared first on Top-soccer.
  • Barcelona pay homage to record breaking Messi

    Ricardo Douglas
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    Originally posted on Top-soccer.com @FCBarcelona FC Barcelona pay homage to Lionel Messi after the Argentine surpasses Athletic Bilbao great Telmo Zarra to become the all-time leading goal scorer in La Liga history. Telmo Zarra the previous holder, played for Athletic Bilbao from 1940 to 1955 before retiring at age 34 at the end of the 1954/55. Click here to view the embedded video. The post Barcelona pay homage to record breaking Messi appeared first on Top-soccer.
  • Suarez congratulate La Liga’s new all-time top scorer

    Ricardo Douglas
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    Originally posted on Top-soccer.com Lionel Messi overtook Telmo Zarra as La Liga’s new all-time top scorer with 252 goal to create history and this is what new teammate Luis Suarez had to say. Great game and 3 very important points!!!! CONGRATULATIONS Leo, you keep on making history!! pic.twitter.com/6ClySCqrYs — Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) November 22, 2014 The post Suarez congratulate La Liga’s new all-time top scorer appeared first on Top-soccer.
  • France looking strong for Euro 2016

    Harvey Mayson
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Originally posted on Top-soccer.com @raphaelvarane France won the European Championship the last time that it was held on home soil in 1984 and confidence is growing that they can repeat the performance in 2016. They were victorious again in 2000 when a golden goal from David Trezeguet was enough to beat Italy 2-1 in Rotterdam. Since then, France has gone through a turbulent period and slummed to a low point of 25th in the official FIFA World Rankings last year. Didier Deschamps has restored pride to the National team and a fine showing at the World Cup has taken them back up to number seven.
 
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  • Mike Ashley To Use Wonga Loans To Fund Rangers Takeover

    Mark Hodge
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:47 am
    Overweight success story Mike Ashley has confirmed that he will use Wonga payday loans to fund his takeover of Rangers. The current Newcastle owner and champion shit stirrer made the revelation while dressed in a Charlie Brown themed gimp suit. He said: “Rangers are on their knees financially – so I see the destruction of Ibrox as a passion project for myself, Wonga and my enormous ego, which I call Snoopy.” Mike Ashley and Snoppy pictured after defacating on a group of homeless people EPL wire managed to land an exclusive interview with Ashley’s rotund ego, which we found taking…
  • Arsene Wenger Claims Squatter’s Rights At Arsenal

    Mark Hodge
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Giraffe humanoid and incompetent fuck up Arsene Wenger has claimed squatter’s rights at Arsenal’s Emirates stadium. The Frenchman marked his territory on Saturday by losing to Manchester United and taking a shit on the floor. But despite the criticism Wenger explained that he intends to invite other degenerate losers to live with him and share in the glory of not achieving anything. He said: “If I won a major trophy then I would be judged the same way other top managers are. “Instead, I work in an office with no furniture, dedicating my life to buying players who are the…
  • 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…
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  • Mel Woodards’ Inspirational Story Of How Grassroots Football Saved Her Life

    Discount Football Kits
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:21 am
    Mel Woodards has recently been awarded the Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration and has even received a special citation from David Cameron – but she hasn’t always been so appreciated. For years she suffered terrible abuse by her husband and lived in constant fear of verbal and physical violence – until the day she took it upon herself to finally say enough is enough and to take her two children, Charlie and Isobel and leave for good. After this came years of further distress at the hands of her ex-husband who harassed her relentlessly – and so countless court visits and…
  • Recovery Session

    Louis Lancaster
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:26 am
    Practice 1. Structure: Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. Rules: Three teams. It is the first team to hit their pole. The first players attempts to hit the pole. They then run to the pole to receive the next pass. The player receiving the pass dribbles the ball back and gives it to the next player., The process continues until there is a winner.   Challenges: Move the pole closer or further away. Hit the pole on the floor or on the full. Passing combinations when returning the ball.   Practice 2. Structure: Set up the area as above.
  • Birmingham City Launches Grassroots Ticketing Initiative to Help Local Clubs

    Discount Football Kits
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    Birmingham City Football Club has for a long time been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Finally they have some good news to report – their grassroots football ticketing initiative has just begun and many at the club are hopeful that their fortunes will be changed along with those of local grassroots teams. The struggling Championship side has just launched a scheme that will slash its ticket costs and at the same time inject some much needed cash into local youth and amateur football. The plan is that small teams in and around Birmingham will sell BCFC tickets at a…
  • Finishing Practices

    Louis Lancaster
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Session 1. Structure: -Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players. You can use our football bibs to split up your players. Rules: -The blue player plays a one two with the white player, ending with the blue player taking a shot at goal. -The white players then bends their run to either side of the 18 yard box. -Whilst the white player makes their run, the yellow player plays a one two with the blue player and then produces a shot on target. -Once the blue and yellow player have had their shots, they then enter the box to finish a cross from the white player. -Repeat process…
  • Intense, Enjoyable Session Starters

    Louis Lancaster
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Session 1.  Structure: Set up the practice as shown in the diagram. Change the distance depending on your aims. Rules: Blues defend and whites attack 1v1. The blue defender passes the ball to white to start the practice. The whites then pass the ball around the mannequins. They must follow their pass. As the ball is going round the circuit the blue defender moves forward to have a fight 1v1. Progressions Change the angle of approach for defenders and attackers. Change the passing patterns.   Session 2.  Structure: Set up the practice as shown in the diagram. Change the distance…
 
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  • Bentaleb's Benfica spirit shines through

    Clive Elliott
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Nabil Bentaleb has had his doubters at Tottenham primarily because he took the place of fans favourite Sandro, even though he was a shadow of the player we saw before his injury.At just 19 and unknown he was brought on at Southampton by Tim Sherwood and commentator Gary Neville, generally regarded as the best TV expert on the box, was amazed. He felt he showed he belonged in the team and that he looked as if he had been a regular for years. Spurs have found one he felt.Naturally there were going to be mistakes and although fans don't often seem to realise it, players need a rest or fatigue…
  • Is Fazio being groomed for captaincy

    Clive Elliott
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:52 am
    I suspected when he was purchased that Federico Fazio was considered the Tottenham captain in waiting. He was bought to replace the then captain Michael Dawson, who left in a £3.87 million deal for Hull City.He was allowed time to settle before being introduced and looked shaky at times and good at other times. He was sent off twice but not more acclimatised in the expected fixture at the centre of the defence with Jan Vertonghen, the centre-back pairing we fans were expecting from the start.There are still issues with him being caught as he learns about the Premier League but gives us a…
  • Adebayor to Qatar, highly doubtful

    Clive Elliott
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    First there is talk of the Qatar government being interested in Tottenham and a figure of one billion being bandied about, then there is talk of two Qatarl clubs being interested in offering Emmanuel Adebayor a pay rise.There have been many false reports that the Togo captain is on £170,000 a week at Tottenham which is not the case. When he signed Daniel Levy refused to sanction such a wage, he did make Adebayor the clubs highest earner but Manchester City had to pay him £5 million to compensate his loss of earnings by joining us. They were not very happy to do so but wanted shot of him so…
  • That result was just what the players needed

    Clive Elliott
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    Managers it seems often live in a fantasy world where they think money grows on trees and clubs should have an open cheque book policy.What they are actually saying is 'I'm not good enough and I want someone to blame.' Every club has financial limitations and managers have to work within those limitations, if they don't want to then they shouldn't take the job on.Society is a now now now materialistic society, the public are not prepared to wait and save up for the latest pointless man toy, they want it now and marketing is geared round creating a need and want for a product before it is…
  • Stoke, Villa no chance of signing Dembele

    Clive Elliott
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    Mousa Dembele is one of those frustrating players with the wrong mental attitude. He is happy just doing what he has always done and pick up a nice cheque. He has got to a nice level and doesn't need to push himself, despite the fact that he could be world class if he wanted.His game has not improved since he has been at Spurs and if you are not a player who continually wants to improve then you shouldn't be good enough for us. That is the attitude the club have to take if we are ever going to get to where we want to be.The winter transfer window is a couple of weeks away and Dembele is now…
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  • UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw – Arsenal gets easy opponents in Monaco

    Michael Okeje
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:39 am
    Arsenal would play French side FC Monaco in the second round of the UEFA Champions League. Arsenal got an easy draw with a side once managed by Arsene Wenger. This would be the first time in recent years Arsenal would be playing a not too tough side. The Gunners have faced the likes of Barcelona (twice)and FC Bayern Munich (twice) in recent years. See all fixtures: Paris Saint-Germain – Chelsea Manchester City – Barcelona Bayer Leverkusen – Atletico Madrid Juventus – Borussia Dortmund Schalke – Real Madrid Shakhtar Donetsk – Bayern Munich FC Basel –…
  • Good News – Olivier Giroud is back for Arsenal

    Michael Okeje
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:02 am
    There is some good news for Arsenal and the fans as French striker, Olivier Giroud returns to full training. Giroud got injured in the match against Everton at Goodison Park after helping Arsenal get back from 2-0 down to steal a point. Arsene Wenger had earlier revealed the player would be back earlier than scheduled. Giroud could also be in line to play some part in the match against Manchester United next weekend at the Emirates Stadium. This would come as some big news for Arsene Wenger and the team as they have not been at their best, recently losing to Swansea in the league and…
  • Brazilian winger says he is finally on his way to Arsenal

    Michael Okeje
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Young Brazilian winger, Wellington Silva has revealed he could finally be on his way to Arsenal when he gets a Spanish passport. Wellington joined Arsenal as a teenager in 2011 but has not featured for Arsenal because he was refused a UK work permit. The Brazillian who has spent a lot of years in Spain on loan Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Murcia and Almeria believes it would be easier for him to get a UK work permit when he finally becomes a citizen of Spain. “It was not as I expected, but things are starting to move again. “It was tough enough, but now with the passport I can have…
  • PHOTOS – Theo Walcott is back for Arsenal

    Michael Okeje
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Arsenal have been boosted by the return of Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry, as they resumed full training with the first team. Theo Walcott  damaged his cruciate ligament in Arsenal’s FA Cup third round win over Tottenham in January and was ruled out of action for six months which also meant he missed the World Cup in Brazil. Serge Gnabry is the other player to return to full training after missing so many games. With injuries to some key players, it would be no surprise if Walcott gets some playing time on Saturday against Hull City. See pictures below.          …
  • Transfer News: Ozil to Bayern in January and Draxler his replacement.

    Michael Okeje
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Mesut Ozil could be leaving for Germany side, Bayern Munich as soon as January with reports he is unhappy at Arsenal. The German international who is set to miss up to three months after scans showed he was injured could have played his last for Arsenal in the loss to Chelsea. According to The Mail Online, Bayern Munich are lining up a bid of around £30million for the German, who is reportedly not happy with the position he is made to play by Arsene Wenger. Wenger is also believed to be willing to sell the midfielder he got for £42.5million for less if he is able to sign Julian Draxler…
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  • Jose Mourinho Confident Chelsea Have the Quality to Handle Tough Christmas Fixture List

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    Jose Mourinho Confident Chelsea Have the Quality to Handle Tough Christmas Fixture List ​Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has every confidence that his squad has the depth and quality to cope with English football's challenging Christmas and New Year schedule. The Blues, who lead the Premier League by three points ahead of Manchester City, have four games to contend with between now and the 1st January, but Mourinho isn't worried by the additional strain on his players.
  • Arsene Wenger Reveals How He Signed Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    Arsene Wenger Reveals How He Signed Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal ​Arsene Wenger has revealed the train of events that led Arsenal to sign Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona over the summer. Sanchez has been in fine form since making the £35m switch from La Liga and ​speaking at his weekly press conference, Wenger explained that his pursuit started when he met with the Chilean's agent in Brazil during the World Cup.
  • Harry Redknapp Urges QPR Midfielders to Start Chipping in With More Goals

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:44 am
    Harry Redknapp Urges QPR Midfielders to Start Chipping in With More Goals ​Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has urged his players, particularly the midfielders to start chipping in with more goals to try and ease the level of reliance on striker Charlie Austin. Austin has been in fine form in his debut Premier League season, having scored eight goals in 14 appearances so far.
  • Club-by-Club Guide to All the Premier League Team News: Matchweek 17

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    Club-by-Club Guide to All the Premier League Team News: Matchweek 17 ​Christmas is almost upon us, which can only mean that there will be countless football fixtures to fill us with joy. As the teams prepare for a hectic end to the year, here's a look at all the team news ahead of matchweek 17. Stoke vs Chelsea Liverpool vs Arsenal Newcastle vs Sunderland West Ham vs Leicester City Tottenham vs Burnley Southampton vs Everton QPR vs West Brom Hull City vs Swansea City Aston Villa vs Manchester United Manchester City vs Crystal Palace ​No doubt Chelsea will remember their 3-2 loss at the…
  • Marouane Fellaini: Moyes Relationship Made Me a Scapegoat for United's Failings

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
    Marouane Fellaini: Moyes Relationship Made Me a Scapegoat for United's Failings ​Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini believes his relationship with David Moyes led to him becoming a scapegoat for the team's failings last season. United fell to their lowest ever Premier League finish (7th) in Moyes' only season at the helm, leading to his eventual dismissal with four games of the season remaining.
 
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  • Barcelona Legend Eric Abidal Set To Retire

    Shay Awosiyan
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Eric Abidal Eric Abidal, one of the greatest defenders of the modern era, will soon announce his retirement. After being crowned Greek Champions when Olympiacos beat Panionios 2-0, his boss Michel said that confirmed that Abidal will announce his retirement at a press conference on Friday. “[Abidal] had made his decision to leave Olympiacos two months ago,” Michel said. “I am proud to have been his coach this season. Personal decisions are above those of the pitch.” The French legend’s story is an amazing one. He began his professional career at AS Monaco, making his debut…
  • Liverpool must learn from Lampard’s revival

    Danny T Owen
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:02 am
    What a difference half a year makes. For Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, it must feel like a lifetime. For one, a fresh start, a new lease of life. For the other, well, it’s fair to say the campaign hasn’t quite panned out as expected. English football’s inseparable duo have never seemed so far apart Yes, two of the most decorated, dynamic midfielders ever to grace the world game are approaching the twilight of their extraordinary careers. A sensational journey which has taken them far and wide. Talismanic figures, undisputed idols for their respective clubs, the careers of…
  • Frankie Lampard – Why did we let him go?

    Ben Nouch
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:05 am
    SUPER FRANK LAMPARD It has been rightly said in the past that no player is as big as the club, and truly that is the case, but occasionally there will come a player or players whose importance to the club needs to be taken into consideration when they are in a place to make their demands . There are other players who complain about the club lacking the ambition that they have and unless the club improves its squad they are on their way out of the club , these players tend to hold the club to ransom, then throw their rattle out of the pram when they don’t get what they want, and move on…
  • Rage Against the Vines

    ArifAhmed
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Are the days gone where you sit down in front of the television set at 10:30pm and wait to see the day’s action unfold on Match of the Day? It used to be the ritual for many football fans around the UK as they wanted to see how their team faired and see all the goals, chances and saves of the weekend’s play. Unlike when Match of the Day first appeared on our screens we already know the scores, we know what has happened but we are anxious to watch and judge for ourselves. Modern technology is killing shows like Match of the Day and Football First as you can see a goal as soon as it…
  • Frank Lampard- Manchester City’s Secret Weapon

    m.c.wilkinson
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:53 pm
    When Chelsea released midfielder Frank Lampard, very few people ever expected to see him continue playing at the top-level, especially in the Premier league. So when Manchester City  unveiled the signing of Lampard in the summer, on a loan deal from New York City FC, also owned by Manchester’s Sheikh Mansour, there were many left wondering what role Lampard would play. Lanpard, at 36 years of age is no spring chicken, and no longer the player he once was. But it is clear from what we have seen that the veteran still has plenty to offer, and isn’t quite ready to just call time…
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  • SHOCK MOVE CONFIRMED: Man City in race for French star!

    Nika Mardaleishvili
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
      Manchester City have reportedly joined Chelsea and Milan in race for Olympique Marseille defender Benjamin Mendy. The 20-years old player who is valued at €8m could become a main priority for the Citizens in the coming winter transfer market, as Matija Nastasic is going to leave the club, having received some offers from the Italian clubs. Mendy hasn’t made any comment about these speculations, only declaring his desire to continue at Marseille.
  • REVEALED: Napoli have JOINED race for Manchester United star!

    Nika Mardaleishvili
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:45 pm
      According to the Italian media, Napoli want to sign Adnan Januzaj from Manchester United in winter. The Seria A club isn’t the only Italian team, interested in the young Belgian. Louis van Gaal has talked to the representatives of the player and he will only let Januzaj leave on a loan deal in order to get more playing practice. Real Sociedad have also declared their interest in the 19-years old player as David Moyes wants to continue working with Januzaj in Spain as well.
  • REVEALED: Zenit star could make a SENSATIONAL move to Liverpool!

    Nika Mardaleishvili
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
      According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool and Southampton are considering moves for Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder Javi Garcia. The 27-years old player signed for the Russian club from the Portuguese side Benfica for €17m in August. He is open to a move to England, if a good offer arrives. Zenit will only let the player leave the club for €20m. Garcia is a former Manchester City player. He has scored 3 goals in 19 games so far this season. In winter, Zenit could make a move for EPL player as well.
  • CONFIRMED: Chelsea star set to MOVE to Turkey!

    Nika Mardaleishvili
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:15 pm
      According to the Liga TV, Besiktas are close to materialize the loan deal to sign Kurt Zouma from Chelsea. The young French defender has been suffering from the lack of regular football. Jose Mourinho thinks that a loan move to the Turkish Super League could be an optimal choice for the former St. Etienne player. Valencia are interested in the 20-years old player as well, but the Spanish club want a permanent deal, while Chelsea are willing to let Zouma leave only on a loan deal.
  • CONFIRMED: Arsenal monitoring German star!

    Nika Mardaleishvili
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
      According to the Daily Star, Arsenal have made a €5m offer to sign Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. The 24-years old stopper is being considered as one of the best young players in Germany. Liverpool and Everton are also considering moves for him. Trapp is under contract with the Frankfurt club until 2016. The Gunners are going to sell one of the three goalkeepers in the near future and Arsene Wenger wants to replace him with a German player.
 
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  • Finishing: The Zen of Scoring More Goals

    Dene Mitchell
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
      The Five-A-Side Football Coach blog is now over a year old.  In this time, I have revealed how you can improve your passing, movement, attacking, defending, what you eat before a game, what you eat after a game and I’ve even given you a heads up on the type of players you might come across. However, one question that ... Read More The post Finishing: The Zen of Scoring More Goals appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
  • How To Pick The Ultimate 5-A-Side Team Name

    Dene Mitchell
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    What’s the best thing about playing as part of a five-a-side team? Is it the camaraderie and the sense of fighting for a single cause?  Is it the working together to overcome your opposition and being better than the sum of your parts?  Or is it just the banter, the fun and the togetherness? Nope, it’s none of those. The ... Read More The post How To Pick The Ultimate 5-A-Side Team Name appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
  • Why Your 5-A-Side Team Sucks

    Dene Mitchell
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    You’re a pretty solid player right? And your team mates aren’t too bad either. So why aren’t you winning more games? On paper, your team should be wiping the floor with the opposition, but instead you’re giving away stupid goals and you just can’t seem to find a way past their defence. It may be a bit of a cliché, ... Read More The post Why Your 5-A-Side Team Sucks appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
  • Football Boots Buying Guide – Infographic

    Dene Mitchell
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    When did you last buy a new pair of boots? When choosing your new weapons of mass destruction, what did you look for?  The colour, the brand, what your favourite player wears or just the cheapest that you could find? Just because you fork out over £100 on a pair of garish coloured boots with ‘CR7′ emblazoned all over them ... Read More The post Football Boots Buying Guide – Infographic appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
  • Five-A-Side Football Coach Needs Your Feedback!

    Dene Mitchell
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Five-A-Side Football Coach blog is 1 year-old this month! What started out as a couple of short posts, a dodgy logo and about 40 readers, has grown into dozens of articles, several hundred subscribers and over 10,000 readers a month! However, as the blog moves into its second year, it’s time to take the next step and start writing specifically ... Read More The post Five-A-Side Football Coach Needs Your Feedback! appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
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  • Boxing Day football could be so much more

    Alex Morgan
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Boxing Day football has been around just as long as the sport has has itself. Even today, the Boxing Day matches draws more viewers than ever, and is one of the three glorious days of the season, along with New Years Day and the final day of the season, in which all twenty Premier League team plays. It’s non-stop football, it is the football fan’s dream, yet in recent times it seems the old spirit has been taken out of it. At least, on the footballing side of it. The way the Premier League is scheduled, there is nothing abnormal about the Boxing Day fixtures, except that everybody…
  • At 16, Martin Odegaard’s next move can make or break his next 16 years

    Alex Morgan
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Martin Odegaard, the Norwegian wonder-kid, turned sixteen today. In Norway, he still isn’t able to legally drive to practice, yet it is already clear he needs to move on from Strømsgodset IF. Strømsgodset was the first step on the potential road to international stardom, and now at the age of sixteen, obviously heading places with his immense talent, Odegaard is searching Europe for his next stop. Recently he visited Liverpool and reportedly Arsenal, while others have linked him with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund as well. Still others claim he is set for trails at Barcelona and…
  • Five English cup upsets in recent memory

    Alex Morgan
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:02 pm
    The Football League Cup was founded in the shadow of the FA Cup in the 1960s, when its competitor was at its peak, as a consolation for the teams knocked out of the FA Cup. Back then, some of the worst teams in English league football could make it farther in the competition. Now, however, with the rise of the Premier League and the FA Cup’s fall from grace, the FA Cup actually delves deeper into the hierarchy of English football, letting non-league clubs qualify. Perhaps in football’s commercialization, this is why both cups went out of favor. Everywhere else in the world nobody…
  • Five things to look out for following the UCL Round of 16 Draw

    Alex Morgan
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Today, the Uefa Champions League Round of 16 draw was revealed. Here is our analysis of the surprises, and what you should look out for following the draw in the first round of the knockout stages. Is anybody getting Deja Vu? Don’t be surprised, Uefa’s sorting system screws the draw’s odds. Three of this years draws we also saw in the knockout stages last year – Paris Saint-Germain V Chelsea was a Quarterfinal tie, while Barcelona V Manchester City and Real Madrid V Schalke 04 were both Round of 16 draws the last time around as well. What this gives us, aside from a…
  • MOTD: Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Alex Morgan
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:15 pm
    For all the early surprises – both sides opting for a back three, Liverpool starting with no recognized forward, and Jordan Henderson playing wing-back – this match came and went without many extreme plot twists. Liverpool dominated midfield, but starting without a single forward in their lineup, they couldn’t find the back of the net once with nineteen shots, as many might have expected without last year’s sorely missed duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. Their performance was akin to many others they have put in this season. United, on the other hand,…
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  • Galatasaray vs Mersin Idmanyurdu Live

    Time Soccer
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Watch Galatasaray vs Mersin Idmanyurdu Live Stream & Highlights Watch Galatasaray vs Mersin Idmanyurdu live streaming online videos, goals and highlights for free Super Lig match on 20 December 2014 at Turk Telekom Arena, Istanbul. Catch Galatasaray vs Mersin Idmanyurdu live streaming here, we make it possible for you to The post Galatasaray vs Mersin Idmanyurdu Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Rangers vs Livingston Live

    Time Soccer
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Watch Rangers vs Livingston Live Stream & Highlights Watch Rangers vs Livingston live streaming online videos, goals and highlights for free Scottish Championship match on 20 December 2014 at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Catch Rangers vs Livingston live streaming here, we make it possible for you to watch Rangers vs Livingston The post Rangers vs Livingston Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Waasland-Beveren vs Anderlecht Live

    Time Soccer
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Watch Waasland-Beveren vs Anderlecht Live Stream & Highlights Watch Waasland-Beveren vs Anderlecht live streaming online videos, goals and highlights for free Pro League match on 20 December 2014 at Freethiel-Stadion, Beveren-Waas. Catch Waasland-Beveren vs Anderlecht live streaming here, we make it possible for you to watch Waasland-Beveren vs Anderlecht live The post Waasland-Beveren vs Anderlecht Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Real Madrid vs San Lorenzo Live

    Time Soccer
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Watch Real Madrid vs San Lorenzo Live Stream & Highlights Watch Real Madrid vs San Lorenzo live streaming online videos, goals and highlights for free Club World Cup match on 20 December 2014 at Stade de Marrakech. Catch Real Madrid vs San Lorenzo live streaming here, we make it possible The post Real Madrid vs San Lorenzo Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Cruz Azul vs Auckland City Live

    Time Soccer
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Watch Cruz Azul vs Auckland City Live Stream & Highlights Watch Cruz Azul vs Auckland City live streaming online videos, goals and highlights for free Club World Cup match on 20 December 2014 at Stade de Marrakech. Catch Cruz Azul vs Auckland City live streaming here, we make it possible The post Cruz Azul vs Auckland City Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
 
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  • Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli Injury Update and Return date

    dipendra
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:17 am
    Daniel Sturridge has not played for Liverpool since August due to series of recurrence of injuries. Although Liverpool have found winning ways without their front-men duo Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli, both suffer injury, Brendan Rodgers’ is keen to get the service of 25 years old English front who has not featured since picking up a thigh injury in late August. Daniel Sturridge Injury Updates and Matches misses Recurring muscle injury has been a major setback for 25 years old English man who scored 25 league goals last season for Liverpool The 25 years old English man Daniel…
  • AFC U23 Championship Qualifiers – Nepal Drawn in Group C

    dipendra
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    Nepal U23 team in pitted along with South Asian champions Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine and Saudi Arabia in AFC U23 championship qualifiers. The qualifiers will feature 43 nations in 10 groups who compete for their place in 2016 AFC U23 matches in Qatar. Nepalese fan with a flag Nepal is grouped along with Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Palestine and all qualification matches of the group will be played at Iran. All South Asian nations excluding Bhutan has shown their participation in the qualifiers. Players born on or after 1 January, 1993 are eligible to participate for the age limit…
  • Watch Sunderland vs Manchester City – Free Live HD Streaming EPL

    dipendra
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    Manchester City are right on track after a victory over second placed Southampton as they take their position and move to second spot only six points below first placed Chelsea. Nothing less than the victory would be pleasing the visiting side as they look to defend the title and the task looks difficult with Chelsea’s unbeaten run so far in the season. While Chelsea will be hosting Tottenham in a London derby, Manchester City will be expecting something miraculous from Spurs to end defeat less streak of the blues. With eight victories and three draws, city remains second in the league…
  • Watch Everton vs Hull City Free Live Streaming and Starting Lineups

    subastheone
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    Watch Everton vs Hull City Free Live Streaming and Starting Lineups Everton invite Hull City to Goodison Park as the sides play each other in Premier League fixture. Watch Everton vs Hull City Free Live Streaming and Starting Lineups Team News: John Stones is yet to make his return from the injury as he joins Antolin ALcaraz in long term absentee list for The Toffees. Darron Gibson will be absent for this match with injury while Gareth Barry might start from bench after his return from injury didin’t fair well against Tottenham. James McCarthy might partner Muhamed Besic in defensive…
  • Watch Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Free Live Streaming and Starting Lineups

    subastheone
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    Watch Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Free Live Streaming and Starting Lineups Top of the table Chelsea welcome London rivals Tottenham Hotspur to Stamford Bridge to play each other in an English Premier League encounter. Watch Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Free Live Streaming and Starting Lineups Team News: Nathan Ake is the only injury concern for Jose Mourinho ahead of much anticipated London Derby this weekend as the Dutch defender has carried an injury which will rule him out for a few weeks. Diego Costa picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in last match against Sunderland which…
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  • Atletico enter Kramaric race

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:24 am
    Spanish champions have joined the race for Croatian hitman Andej Kramaric who plays for Rijeka in Croatia.The 23 year old has been in red hot form and has hit 28 goals so far this season including seven goals inthe Europa League. This has led to Rojiblancos manager Diego Simeone to ponder a bid in January.Kramaric says he is aware of the speculation and has even received offers form Italy and England but he wants to play in La Liga. This is what he has said,“I’d like to play in the Primera Division because Spanish football, for its style, would be best for me.“I expect it would be a…
  • Derek Llambias appointed Chief Executive of Rangers

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    Derek Llambias has been appointed the new chief executive of Glasgow Rangers; the club confirmed the appointment in a statement to the London Stock Exchange.Llambias a close friend of Mike Ashley who has 8.9% stake in the Scottish club was previously the Managing Director of Premier League club Newcastle United.The appointment means that David Somers will now revert to being the non-executive Chairman.This is what Somers had to say on the appointment, "I am delighted that Derek has agreed to step up to the Chief Executive role."This is a successful outcome to the process, announced on 27…
  • Italian giants want Falcao

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    Reigning Serie A Champions want to sign Colombian striker Falcao according to Daily Mail.The 28 year old is currently on loan at Manchester United from his parent club AS Monaco. The striker though as struggled to recapture his old form and has been limited to substitute appearances.This has led to the speculation that former Porto Man may not be in long term plans of Louis van Gaal and his move may not be made permanent.The news has alerted Bianconeri and they want to add striker to the roster; whether they can afford him is a different matter.Since moving to Europe in 2009 the striker has…
  • Fonte apologises to Southampton fans

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Southampton defender Jose Fonte has apologised to the clubs supporters following their Capital One Cup defeat to Sheffield United on TuesdayFonte’s side were huge favourites to progress against the League One side, however they went down 1-0 at Bramall Lane and missed out on the semi-finals of the competition.A second-half goal from Marc McNulty proved enough for the Blades, as Southampton suffered a fifth consecutive defeat.Southampton’s captain Fonte admitted that the players should take responsibility for the defeat in a disappointing performance.“It was not acceptable. I would…
  • Conte dismisses resignation reports

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Antonio Conte has moved quickly to deny reports he is set to resign as manager of the Italian national sideConte was only appointed five months ago, following his departure from the Serie A champions Juventus and is unbeaten in his first six games in charge.Despite airing his disappointment at support from Italian clubs, Conte has denied rumours he will walk away from his job.“I took on a job with people that enthusiastically wanted me and with the Italy fans.“This job gives me such a responsibility that although the speculation is part of football, I rule out that eventuality…
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  • VID: Lazar Markovic hits a beaut to score his first Liverpool goal against Bournemouth

    Shadow King
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Great side foot finish from the Serbian to score his first goal for the Reds, five months after his first match. Liverpool go 0-2 ahead at Dean Court in their vibrant  3-7-0 formation! The post VID: Lazar Markovic hits a beaut to score his first Liverpool goal against Bournemouth appeared first on Thick Accent.
  • Vine: Raheem Sterling heads Liverpool ahead against Bournemouth, 0-1

    Shadow King
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    A very well worked goal from Liverpool, with makeshift wingbacks in Markovic and Henderson combining well before Sterling’s accurate header. The goal also marks the end of a miserable goal drought for Raheem Sterling. The post Vine: Raheem Sterling heads Liverpool ahead against Bournemouth, 0-1 appeared first on Thick Accent.
  • Confirmed XI: Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United

    Shadow King
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    Tottenham Hotspur: Vorm, Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen (c), Rose; Bentaleb, Stambouli; Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend; Kane Subs: Lloris, Kaboul, Naughton, Capoue, Dembele, Lamela, Soldado Newcastle United: Alnwick; Dummett, Coloccini (c), Williamson, Haidara; Colback, Sissoko; Perez, Cabella, Gouffran; Riviere Subs: Woodman, Satka, Streete, Anita, Roberts, Vuckic, Armstrong Form: Tottenham – WLDLW Newcastle – WLDWL Last 5 Meetings: Tottenham 1-2 Newcastle (Ameobi, Perez) Newcastle 0-4 Tottenham Tottenham 0-1 Newcastle (Remy) Tottenham 2-1 Newcastle (Gouffran) Newcastle 2-1…
  • Confirmed XI: AFC Bournemouth vs Liverpool

    Shadow King
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    AFC Bournemouth: Boruc, Francis, Elphick, Cargill, Smith, Ritchie, O’Kane, Gosling, Stanislas, Kermorgant, Wilson Subs: Camp, Cook, Daniels, Arter, MacDonald, Fraser, Pitman Liverpool: Jones, Toure, Skrtel, Lovren, Henderson, Gerrard, Coutinho, Lallana, Lucas, Sterling, Markovic Subs: Mignolet, Lambert, Sakho, Moreno, Manquillo, Can, Borini Match Stats Bournemouth have never beaten Liverpool in a competitive match, losing three and drawing two. Liverpool have scored in 14 of their last 15 League Cup quarter-final clashes Liverpool have won seven and lost none of their last 10…
  • Brazilliant! Filipe Luis hits a stunning free kick in Chelsea’s 1-3 win v Derby [Video]

    Shadow King
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Take a bow son! Another Brazilian adding himself to the list of Chelsea defenders with excellent free kick skills. Filipe Luis doubled Chelsea’s lead in the second half with this cracking strike as The Blues progress towards the semi finals of the Capital One Cup along with Sheffield Wednesday, who defeated Southampton. The post Brazilliant! Filipe Luis hits a stunning free kick in Chelsea’s 1-3 win v Derby [Video] appeared first on Thick Accent.
 
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  • Premier League Preview and Prediction: Newcastle United vs. Sunderland

    Jamie Ives
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Sunday’s afternoon kickoff sees the return of the Tyne-Wear derby as St. James’ Park will see Newcastle plays host to an out of form Sunderland side. Alan Pardew’s Magpies will be the favourites heading into this one, as they lay eighth in the table, seven places higher and seven points better off than the fifteenth-placed Black Cats. This is a fixture which usually
  • Chicago Fire add another DP in Ghanaian striker David Accam

    Louis East
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Chicago Fire have made another big step to improving their squad by signing Ghanaian striker David Accam and the 24-year-old will occupy a Designated Player slot. Accam joins from Swedish side Helsingborg, where he scored 30 goals in 62 appearances – an impressive strike rate of 0.48 per game. He is the second African DP striker that the Fire have
  • Premier League Preview and Prediction: Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace

    Jamie Ives
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Crystal Palace travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City on Saturday for the afternoon kickoff in what should be an interesting encounter. Palace have had a dreadful run of form which has seen them register only one win in their last ten in the Premier League. Manchester City come into the game with an opposite run of
  • Orlando City SC to face New York City FC in headline opening clash for 2015 MLS season

    Lewis Addley
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:53 pm
    One of the most eagerly awaited games of the 2015 MLS season has been thrown out to us for the first weekend of the new campaign as both expansion sides Orlando City and New York City will go head-to-head on Sunday March 8. We can expect huge coverage from all over the world, with everyone keen to see how New York
  • Can Stoke City push for European football?

    Lewis Addley
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Stoke City entertain league leaders Chelsea on Monday in the last of this weekend’s fixtures and they have already seen off the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur this season, so Mark Hughes’s men will have no fears about his side ahead of this tie. There is added pressure on Chelsea, as Manchester City could draw level on
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  • Analyzing Chelsea’s UCL Clash Against PSG – Key Battles And Players

    Sriragh Karat
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls English teams are an integral part of the Champions League football and are always favourites to make it to the semi-finals. Though only Chelsea have consistently performed in Champions League over the last few years, the recent results of Manchester City and Arsenal in Europe offers better performance from the English sides. Only Arsenal out of the three English clubs has got a favourable fixture. Chelsea has a tough trip to Paris and Manchester City has another tough draw against Barcelona. Though both teams boast excellent coaches and squads, they haven’t performed…
  • 3 Reasons Why This Super English Winger Should Stay With Liverpool

    Bonbon Kayzee
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls The contract saga between Raheem Sterling and Liverpool doesn’t seem to have seen its fair share of drama yet, currently at an impasse, the English winger is being scouted by some of the best clubs in the world. Real Madrid are reported to be interested in bringing the Englishman or at least having the Englishman at their club. Raheem Sterling Sterling for his part has done pretty well recently; he was good against Manchester United only being denied by probably the best goalkeeper in the Premier League and scored a brace against Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup. No…
  • Liverpool vs Arsenal – 3 Things Wenger Must Do To Win At Anfield

    Bonbon Kayzee
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls Arsenal travel back to that spot, they travel to Anfield on Sunday and the ghosts of their last visit have not been exterminated. Arsenal lost 5-1 the last time they played at Anfield in the Premier League and that was when the wheels fell off the Arsenal wagon last season. They had headed into that game against Liverpool in first place and then just could not recover from the mauling they received from Suarez and co. Wenger This season they go into the game not in the top 4 and while they have picked up their form over the past 2 couple of weeks, Liverpool aren’t faring…
  • Aston Villa vs Manchester United – Team News, Lineups, Match Facts, Prediction And Performance Index

    SoccerSouls
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls Whilst they will realise that they are playing host to the league’s form side, Villa will only be concentrating on taking all three points for the third time in four matches. The Birmingham based outfit has only conceded four goals in the last six outings, which was the platform for their early season success. One man who has been key to this turnaround is the Villans’ shot stopper Brad Guzan. The USA international, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, has averaged 2.6 saves per goal conceded, and will look to increase that ratio once more with a third…
  • 3 Key Battles That Will Decide Aston Villa vs Manchester United

    Srihari
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls Aston Villa vs Manchester United There is no doubt that Manchester United haven’t been playing the most scintillating football over the past few weeks, but they have still managed to grind out victories. A win at Villa Park on Saturday  will extend their winning run to seven and increase the gap between them and the bunch of clubs chasing the final Champions League spot. The home side however will be looking to avenge their derby defeat last weekend, which ended a run of five games unbeaten. Christian Benteke Here are the three key battles that will decide the game.
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  • Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool Match Review

    Haydn Cunningham
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    It keeps getting better and better for Louis Van Gaal as he watched his side stroll to a 3-0 victory over their arch rivals, Liverpool at Old Trafford. Goals from Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin Van Persie without reply increased the pressure on the manager in the opposite dugout as United fans sung ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’ which Brendan Rodgers may be slightly concerned about after this defeat and their Champions League exit midweek. The team featured youngster James Wilson, who would’ve been delighted to be in the United 11 despite the lucrative signings casted in…
  • Southampton 1-2 Manchester United Match Review

    Haydn Cunningham
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:28 am
    Louis Van Gaal’s hostile relationship with Ronald Koeman was surrounding a lot of the pre match build up but he got one over on his fellow colleague with a 2-1 victory which saw us leapfrog over Southampton into 3rd place in the process. It is now 5 wins out of 5 and the game had a very similar feel to the Arsenal victory where we were pretty much dominated for large spells in the first half but we came into the game as it progressed. Despite a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City last week, Southampton have proved their pedigree this year despite all the transfer comings and goings and are a real…
  • Manchester United continue their revival under Louis Van Gaal

    Haydn Cunningham
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
    After 3 games won on the spin, you could forgive Manchester United fans for feeling cautiously optimistic for what the rest of the season beholds. But you can now make that 4 wins in a row after we nervously held out to win 2-1 against Stoke City. Mark Hughes doesn’t have a particularly impressive record bringing his sides to his old stomping ground as a player and his recent loss has now made it only 1 win in 11 attempts at Old Trafford. Goals from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini were enough to creep us over the line but there were two very late scares as Ashley Young was on hand to hack…
  • Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United Match Report

    Haydn Cunningham
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    We maintained our very impressive form against our rivals, Arsenal with our first taste of victory on the road this season at the 7th attempt. It will have given Louis Van Gaal a lot of satisfaction to hold off the early Arsenal pressure in the first half and score two second half goals to seal the game despite a nervous end to the game. Arsene Wenger’s record against the big boys in the league is despairing to say the least and even ‘The Chosen One’ last year gained 4 points out of a possible 6 against Arsenal. Louis Van Gaal will have enjoyed beating one of the better sides in the…
  • Arsenal v Manchester United Match Preview

    Haydn Cunningham
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
      Van Persie will once again face his former employers   Louis Van Gaal will have no doubt been watching the international break through closed fingers throughout the past week and he will be cursing his luck once again. Daley Blind is the latest player to join the ever growing injury list as a serious knee injury sustained against Latvia looks set to rule the former Ajax midfielder out for at least a couple of months. Blind wasn’t the only United player to return to Old Trafford injured. David de Gea came back with a dislocated finger and the physio team are assessing whether the…
 
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  • Bionic Barca and Their Hounds?! (Gallery)

    Iain Jones
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We've featured examples of the art from talented graphic artist Sakiroo Choi (@sakirro) in a few of our Art of Football pieces here on FootyFair before, but his outstanding work deserves a page of it's own.This week he posted up his unique take on a few of the stars of Barcelona, that fans of the club would certainly like to have on their walls. His use of vibrant colours, cartoon likenesses and abstract concepts in my humble opinion contributes greatly to him being one of the more interesting artists out there that does a lot of football related art.If you'd like to see more of his…
  • FFN: Louis van Gaal Diagnosed with Mumps

    Pedro Almeida
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The mumps are not only spreading through the NHL, the first reported case of the mumps in football is now official. Louis van Gaal has been diagnosed and is currently receiving treatment for the mumps.Dutch news media outlets are reporting that the Manchester United coach currently in England preparing for the holiday stretch has been treated for the mumps. He apparently contracted the disease during a trip to the United States last month but it is not clear with whom he came in contact with or if he even visited Pittsburgh. All that is known at this time is that he has been receiving…
  • 5 Matches to Watch This Weekend

    Kon Rabinovich
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    With an array of exciting matches on the go this weekend, we will be watching action from Scotland, Italy, England and of course the FIFA Club World Cup finals.Dundee United vs. Celtic (Scotland - Sunday)A good one on display in the Scottish Premier League this coming Sunday as third place Dundee United hosts league leader Celtic. With The Terrors sitting just 7 points behind the Glasgow club, a home match with the leaders is just what the club needs if they are planning to catch up to the number one spot. Celtic on the other hand have the previous meeting to look at for motivation as The…
  • The FIFA Club World Cup: Does Anyone Really Care?

    Iain Jones
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    In case you missed it, the FIFA Club World Cup is being contested this week in Morocco, with the final set for Saturday between Real Madrid and San Lorenzo.UEFA Champions League holders Madrid cruised to an emphatic 4-0 win over Mexican side Cruz Azul, CONCACAF's representative in the competition and with this became the tenth straight European champion to make it to the final of this competition. South American champions, San Lorenzo from Argentina, just edged past New Zealand's Auckland City 2-1 in the other Semi-Final and will be the definite underdogs as they take on the Spanish giants…
  • Football Club Posters by E.S. (Gallery)

    Pedro Almeida
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:27 pm
    E.S. is a graphic and illustrator designer from Gibraltar and his work continues to impress me. His latest work is a collection of club posters from some of the biggest clubs in Europe.Clubs that not only have a history have players that will go down in the history books as some of the best of all time.
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  • Marco Reus fined £425,000 for Driving Offences

    The Football Library
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus was found guilty of driving offences this week. The German was exposed of driving without a valid licence. He was ordered to pull over by the police, after leaving the Club’s training ground. After being unable to provide the correct documents, Reus was fined €540,000 (or £425,000). What was the reason for such an extortionate fee? Well, after further investigations, it was revealed that Reus had been driving illegally since September 2011. And that’s not all. He’s been served five speeding tickets since then, with the Police not…
  • Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen Has Been The Premier League’s Highest Goal Scoring Midfielder In 2014

    TheFootballVault
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Tottenham’s Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has steadily become one of the Premier League’s most influential players over the past year. Stats show that the young Dane has been the league’s highest free scoring midfielder in the 2014 calendar year, a clear indication that Eriksen may grow to become the replacement for Gareth Bale that Spurs fans have long yearned for. Ever since he joined Tottenham in the summer of 2013 much has been expected of the Eriksen. Coming over from famed Dutch side Ajax, where he made a name for himself as one of Europe’s top youngsters,…
  • Xavi Reflects On His Career And States His Intention To Emulate Guardiola In Management

    TheFootballVault
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    With Xavi Hernandez nearing the end of what has been one of football’s most illustrious careers, the Barcelona star has come out and stated his desire to follow in the path of his former team mate and coach Pep Guardiola into football management. Since making his debut for the Catalan side back in 1998 under now Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal, Xavi has always had to fight off comparisons to Guardiola. At the time, Pep was the midfield maestro for the Blaugrana and the emergence of Xavi from the famed Barcelona youth academy led to many proclaiming him to be his successor. It…
  • Incredible Technique! Cristiano Ronaldo Attempts To Score An Audacious Rabona-Volley Goal

    TheFootballVault
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    Real Madrid secured a place in the finals of the Club World Cup last night as they easily dispatched of Mexican side Cruz Azul with a scoreline of 4-0. One of the funniest moments in the match came in the second half when Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo attempted to score one of the most audacious goals you will ever see by meeting a Gareth Bale cross with a Rabona on the volley. An incredibly hard technique to execute let alone score from, but such is the confidence of Ronaldo that only he would think of attempting a shot of this nature. Although the shot didn’t go in, he still…
  • David Silva Picks His Best Ever Starting 11

    TheFootballVault
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    Manchester City playmaker David Silva gave his choices for who he thinks would make the strongest starting 11 in a new video with CIty TV. Having played with some of the biggest names in football, Silva would have had no shortage of players from his own experience that he could draw from. Surprisingly enough though, none of his Manchester City team mates make the cut to be on his star studded 11 as the play opted to go with players he looked up to growing up and also players from the Spanish National team. The post David Silva Picks His Best Ever Starting 11 appeared first on The Football…
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  • Reds target £50m for French forward Karim Benzema

    Football Extras
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Liverpool are reportedly planning to capture the service of Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema in January transfer window in order to solve their striker crisis, reports the Express. View image | gettyimages.com The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is willing sanction whooping £50 million bid for the 26-year-old striker when the transfer window reopens in January. Liverpool [...]
  • Referees Need to Be Consistent on Diving

    Football Extras
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat of Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday was not only notable for the result, which saw the Blues put last weekend’s defeat to Newcastle United behind them – putting further pressure on Steve Bruce in the process – but also for the performance of referee Chris Foy. View image | gettyimages.com [...]
  • Bacary Sagna wants Lampard to remain at the Etihad

    Football Extras
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna wants his teammates Frank Lampard to remain with the Premier League champions by extending his loan spell at the club. Lampard, 36, whose current deal with the Citizens runs until December as the veteran midfielder is scheduled to join up with newly-formed MLS side New York City FC in January. View image [...]
  • Twitter reacts as Kevin Strootman linked with Manchester United

    Football Extras
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Few days ago, it has been reported by The Telegraph that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is keen to bring yet another big money star Kevin Strootman to Old Trafford this January. View image | gettyimages.com The Netherlands and Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has been linked with a move to the Red Devils yet [...]
 
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  • Roma 0-2 Manchester City – Six Things We Learnt

    Shantanu Ambekar
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:25 am
    Manchester City made it through to the last 16 of the Champions League for the second time in a row after beating Roma 2-0 at the Stadio Olympico in the final Group E encounter on Wednesday night. City needed to go to Rome and come away with either a score draw or a win to […] The post Roma 0-2 Manchester City – Six Things We Learnt appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • Liverpool 1-1 Basel – Six Things We Learnt

    Shantanu Ambekar
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    Steven Gerrard’s late free-kick was not enough to rescue 10-man Liverpool as they were sent crashing out of the Champions League in the group stages after a 1-1 draw with Basel. Liverpool knew they need to beat the Swiss champions to progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League and they didn’t make the best […] The post Liverpool 1-1 Basel – Six Things We Learnt appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • Champions League Group Qualification Permutations

    Shantanu Ambekar
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:17 am
    Just one round of fixtures remain in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, with eleven teams competing for the five places in the last 16. Here, intothetopcorner.com looks at who needs what in a fixture list that includes three direct deciders. Qualified for last 16: Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid (GW), Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia […] The post Champions League Group Qualification Permutations appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • Barcelona – Guardiola Era Vs Post-Guardiola Era

    Anurag Bhagwat
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    “I give you my word that we will put in an effort. I don’t know if we’ll win, but we’ll persist. Put on your seat belts, because we’re going to have fun.” Two trophy-less seasons had passed when Barcelona finally decided to move on and replace Frank Rijkaard with the charismatic Josep ‘Pep’ Guardiola. This was […] The post Barcelona – Guardiola Era Vs Post-Guardiola Era appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • Can The Indian Super League Awaken World Football’s ‘Sleeping Giant’ India?

    Shantanu Ambekar
    11 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    After cricket, hockey, badminton and kabaddi, Indians are now getting ready for their date with franchise football. The Indian Super League kicks off this Sunday as it attempts to tap into the passion for the beautiful game across the nation and awakens world football’s ‘sleeping giant’ ie Indian football. The cities of Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Delhi, […] The post Can The Indian Super League Awaken World Football’s ‘Sleeping Giant’ India? appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
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    Dugout Debate

  • Hart signs new contract at Manchester City

    Editor
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Joe Hart has signed a new long-term contract with Manchester City, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2019. The Citizens have made it their priority to stabilise their squad after years of heavy investment and Hart signing a new contract, to keep him as their number one, is a sign of the Premier League champions doing just that. The backroom staff at Manchester City have now managed to get Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandr Kolarov and Hart all to sign new long-term deals in 2014, keeping the nucleus of the squad together. The England number one…
  • Ben Arfa set for exit in January transfer window

    Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Hatem Ben Arfa faces the prospect of a January transfer when the window reopens in the New Year after finding himself unwanted by Hull City and Newcastle United. The Frenchman has been dealt a big blow just before Christmas after Alan Pardew admitted he does not want the 27-year-old back at St James’ Park, while Steve Bruce does not see him in his plans at Hull. Ben Arfa is undoubtedly a very talented footballer but a mixture of injuries and an alleged bad attitude has made it difficult for the forward to cement his place in the first team of any side he’s played for.
  • Naismith commits future to Everton with new deal

    Editor
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Everton forward, Steven Naismith, has committed his future to the Toffees after signing a new three year extension to his current deal on Wednesday evening. The Scot has been in inspired form this season, scoring five goals in 13 Premier League appearances, equalling his tally for goals in a season before we’ve even got into the New Year. Form like this will make Roberto Martinez increasingly happy that Naismith sees his future at Goodison Park as the former Wigan boss looks to take Everton to the next level. The extension sees the former Rangers forward tied down until the summer of…
  • Arsenal legend Henry announces retirement from football

    Editor
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Arsenal legend and arguably the best player to have ever played in the Premier League, Thierry Henry, has announced his retirement from professional football. The 37-year-old enjoyed a brilliant career, playing for some of the best clubs in the world and winning almost every trophy that was available to him. Henry won one World Cup, one European Championship, one Champions League trophy, two Premier League titles, three FA Cups, two La Liga titles, one Copa Del Rey and one Ligue One title during his career playing for Arsenal, Barcelona, AS Monaco and France. The striker also won a huge…
  • Mixed fortunes for Premier League clubs in Champions League draw

    Editor
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Manchester City have been drawn against La Liga giants Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League for a second year running. The aforementioned tie is arguable the match-up of the draw, but their Premier League title rivals Chelsea also face a tough test in Paris Saint-Germain. Meanwhile, Arsenal have been handed a lifeline after drawing Ligue 1 side Monaco and avoiding the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. Elsewhere in the draw, Bayer Leverkusen will play host to Atletico Madrid, while their cross-city rivals, Real Madrid, will also take on German opposition in…
 
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  • BOURNEMOUTH 1 – 3 LIVERPOOL

    Stuart Drewery
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Liverpool are through to the Semi Finals of the Capital One Cup as they managed to beat Bournemouth and progress in the competition. Winning didn’t seem very hard, especially in the first half and it was almost over by half time. Our line up was interesting, Rodgers decided to field only 3 defenders as he used what looked like a 3-5-2 formation.  Skrtel, Lovren and Toure were the starters at the back. Brad Jones continues to make more appearances for Liverpool as Rodgers has recently announced that Simon Mignolet is now officially “dropped indefinitely” and also has his eye…
  • MAN UNITED 3 – 0 LIVERPOOL

    Stuart Drewery
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    Well, that’s all folks! We spoke about rivalry already, but now we need to talk about the actual game we played today… and that’s not going to be fun for me after today’s result, but I’ll do it anyway. WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG? Well, there was the line up to start with. BRENDAN RODGERS STARTED WITH BRAD JONES in this game! It’s true that Simon Mignolet has been out of form this season and you know what? Fans have been saying that since about the first time we lost, but Brendan Rodgers has never listened to them before and stuck by him for most of the…
  • WHO THE HELL ARE MAN UNITED?

    Stuart Drewery
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Liverpool FC have a long and successful history in football. Since 1892, Liverpool have in fact claimed the title of “most successful football club in British history, EVER”. Before you start saying “Manchester United have won the league more times than Liverpool” let me run through why that’s not the only thing that counts towards the title we earned. It’s true that by now Manchester United have won more than the 18 League Title wins Liverpool have come to win in their entire history. However, when we count up ALL the trophies ever won by English clubs,…
  • LIVERPOOL 1 – 1 BASEL

    Stuart Drewery
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:32 pm
    It is with a heavy heart that I must discuss how Liverpool have been knocked out of the Champions League with you. I feel like saying “sorry” to all the disappointed reds who have gone through this difficult time for the club, but it’s not actually me who should be apologising for Liverpool being knocked out of this competition – it’s the players and the manager who owe you all an apology. This was not a “surprise”. Liverpool knew what was at stake and exactly what they had to do – this was a “MUST WIN” game, we could not qualify if…
  • LIVERPOOL 0 – 0 SUNDERLAND

    Stuart Drewery
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    Liverpool have had to make do with a goalless draw today. As other teams above us (Arsenal and Chelsea at least) lost to their opponents, Liverpool needed to take advantage and win their game to climb further up the table and overtake those closest to us in league position. However, we could not take all three points and 1 more point did not put us ahead of Arsenal. Even Swansea remain ahead of us by one point as we are kept in 9th place and they get to be 8th for now. Our lineup was to be started with Gerrard again as Rodgers decided to “rest” him. he came on eventually in the…
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    Gooners Banter

  • Arsene Wenger Reveals How He Captured Alexis sanchez.

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
    Revenge is indeed best served cold. When Liverpool decided to hold back Luiz Suarez against his wish, little did they know that Arsenal was going to scupper the deal for their preferred striker the next summer. It was a bit of a shock for them to realise that the Uruguayan wanted to leave for Barcelona
  • Arteta: We Are Ready To fix it Against Manchester United.

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    Mikel Arteta is eager to help put things right and is beckoning for support  from the Arsenal fans ahead of the home games against Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund. The interlull indeed came to our rescue, how could one explain the 3-3 scoreline against Anderlecht at the Emirates Stadium? when actually we were leading 3-0
  • Arsenal Injury Update: Mathieu Debuchy reveals his return date.

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    Mathieu Debuchy has not played any game for over 2 months now but he is eager to leave the treatment room to join his teammates in fighting for glory this season as he can barely watch from the stands. The 29-year-old was stretchered off after he damaged his ankle ligaments in the Manchester city’s game.
  • Wenger: “i can predict correctly a player’s nationality when they kick the ball.”

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    You cannot buy experience in the market. Just like wine, football managers get better and master the art as they learn on the job, but that comes with a lot of trials and errors coupled with some ‘sack letters’ in the mix. Sack letters are quite alien to Wenger -not so sure if he wouldn’t
  • Wenger To Be Blamed For Our Somewhat Dismal Performance So Far This Season.

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    While it can be said that the league table is far from being solidified (if it were a starchy solution), it shows the form of the teams and their deserved positions. Perhaps a table that has Southampton occupying the second spot has a lot of reshuffling to do. Nevertheless, they should enjoy it while it
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  • Six Games Unbeaten – Can Anyone Say Resurgence

    John Duncan
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:09 am
    6 wins on the trot have seen United hold on to third place in the table and with the busy festive period on the horizon the run is a welcome confidence boost. The Red Devils were clinical in their finishing as they brushed Liverpool aside with three goals and no reply. The game was significant because the Liverpool manager, keen to halt a recent slide in form, dropped his struggling goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and opted instead for Brad Jones between the sticks. However, it was the Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, who was the man of the match with a string of brilliant saves. What a…
  • Four Game Winning Run – A Sign of Things to Come?

    John Duncan
    7 Dec 2014 | 12:25 pm
    When Manchester United were in the doldrums after only ten games it was not looking good and fans, my self-included, were starting to doubt the great Dutch man could affect change at the club. As we approach the busy festive period United find themselves on a run of four games without defeat. Wins against Stoke, Hull, Arsenal and Crystal Palace have helped United climb into the top five of the table, however, with Arsenal being the only one of those teams in the top half of the table optimism needs keeping in check. It is worth noting that both Southampton and West Ham are currently above…
  • 3 Nil Home Win Builds Confidence at Old Trafford

    John Duncan
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:31 pm
    A week after the first away win of the season Manchester United manage a back to back win with a thumping 3 nil home win over a lacklustre Hull City. It was an unhappy return to Old Trafford for Steve Bruce who took charge of his 700th game as a manager, unfortunately the landmark was overshadowed by defeat. For United, the success was tarnished by the injury to Di Maria who limped off after only 13 minutes but Smalling gave them a tonic with a goal on 16 minutes.  However, the game was not without controversy as Smalling’s goal required the use of the goal line decision system to confirm…
  • United Record First Away Win Under Van Gaal

    John Duncan
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Wayne Rooney continued his impressive scoring record against the Gunners as United claimed their first away win of the season.  In the process the Red Devils climbed to fourth place in the Premier league table.  After a battling performance, that saw Wilshire substituted after suffering an ankle injury, United over came huge periods of Arsenal dominance. Wayne Rooney has now scored 11 goals against Arsenal which is a new record. Arsenal will feel hard done to after dominating for long periods of the game, however, United came away with a 2 – 1 win. Also, importantly, from a United fans…
  • Self-belief is not just for the Players

    JadeBurns
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Despite the lowly league position you must give credit to Louis Van Gaal his self-confidence appears to be unshaken. Towards the end of his reign at Old Trafford David Moyes seemed to be bewildered and lacking in confidence, which was something Untied fans were not used to. Van Gaal’s self-assured character will be an absolute asset to the players. Certainly, as a player, the last thing you want to see is your manager’s head drop when you are in the doldrums. Undoubtedly, Sir Alex Ferguson had self confidence in bucket loads. His self-belief rarely seemed to be shaken by anything that…
 
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  • Everton vs Queens Park Rangers: Match Preview

    Sarad Bade Shrestha
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Venue: Goodison Park Date: 15/12/2014 Kick-off: 20:00 (BST) Match Just when it looked like Everton had managed to make a recovery from their poor start to the season, things seem
  • Manchester City vs Everton – Match Ratings

    Sarad Bade Shrestha
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    Everton’s winless run extended to three matches after the Toffees suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City on Saturday night. In all fairness though, Everton performed very
  • Manchester City vs Everton: Match Preview

    Sarad Bade Shrestha
    6 Dec 2014 | 2:15 am
    Venue: Etihad Stadium Date: 06/12/2014 Kick-off: 17:30 (BST) Match After a wonderful run of form, Everton have stumbled a bit as the Toffees claimed only one point from a possible
  • Everton In The Community Charity Raffle

    Toffee Man
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    Buy a ticket for this charity raffle and show your support for Everton in the Community. The Charity’s key aim is to engage diverse communities in positive programmes that will
  • Everton vs Hull City: Match Preview

    Sarad Bade Shrestha
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    Venue: Goodison Park Date: 3/12/2014 Kick-off: 19:45 (BST) Match Everton’s wonderful run was brought to an unceremonious halt as the Blues succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of
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    We Are Wearside

  • Match Report: Possibly the Most Glorious SAFC Derby Win

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    As part of our build up to the big match, we thought we would bring you a proper old school classic match between SAFC and Newcastle United. Here, we wind the clock all the way back to 1956 and an FA Cup Sixth Round tie at St James' Park which saw Sunderland beat Bob Stokoe's Newcastle to march on to the semi finals. Unfortunately, we were trounced by Birmingham City 3-0 in the semis but the Lads would finish two points ahead of the Mags in the league. That was despite the barcodes doing the double over us, scoring nine goals in the process. This is the official match report courtesy of the…
  • Vote for Your Favourite 0-3 Goal - Part One

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:43 am
    It would be ludicrous of us not to focus on SAFC's last two visits to St James' Park during our derby build up. So what could be more fun than reliving all six goals (yes SIX) and trying to pick a favourite? Complete with videos, here are the three goals from 2013's win - we'll do 2014's later with a final vote between the two winners.[[content.top]]This was, and may remain for all eternity, Paolo Di Canio's finest moment in management  and was arguably our finest at St Jame's for quite some time! All three goals were sublime but perhaps eclipsed by the celebrations from the fiery…
  • Tweaks Needed But Unlikely For Derby As Duo Return

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    With Sunderland having the small matter of a trip to Tyneside to prepare for this weekend, the ranks could be boosted by the return of two players who could leave big impressions. [[content.top]]After a two month absence, Billy Jones finally returns to ease the pressure on the fullbacks, with Santiago Vergini currently covering at right back. The former West Brom man should, however, be forced to settle for a place amongst the subs for this week though. Despite having more than a week of intense fitness training to be caught up to speed with the rest of the squad, Jones hasn’t played…
  • We're Dull, We're Boring, We're Tame up Top - Who Do You Blame?

    16 Dec 2014 | 1:48 am
    There has been plenty of talk about how boring we are lately and that we struggle to create in attack. Whilst I don't completely agree with that, this seems as good a reason as any to have another poll.[[content.top]]So, let's all presume the talk is right and we really are boring. Who is most culpable party? Is it the strikers for not scoring? The wingers for their lack of pace and end product? The midfield for their lack of ingenuity? Gus for our stubborn tactical approach? Vote below and we'll write about the results tomorrow.Whilst you're here you may as well click here and like…
  • Readers Ratings: No Surprise at Bottom While Tireless Midfielder is Rewarded

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:39 am
    A fifth draw in six keeps the points ticking over, but after one talking point in particular from Saturday’s action, this week’s ratings aren’t much of a shock, particularly at the bottom. [[content.top]]Man of the Match: Seb Larsson (8.24)A second man of the match performance, and by some margin, out of three games this month sees the Swede firmly in contention for player of the month. Rapidly growing into a key player for Sunderland once again, Larsson’s tireless work ethic in the middle is becoming a joy to watch. Quickly closing down West Ham attacks alongside Cattermole, Larsson…
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    Manchester United Dugout

  • Louis van Gaal stays grounded after United's first away win

    Sam
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    So, Manchester United bagged the first away win of the season on Saturday with a hard-fought 2-1 win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Who would have thought Louis van Gaal's Manchester United would beat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this season? With the current form and growing list of injuries, I bet, not many! But United beat Arsenal on their turf to register their first away
  • Daley Blind proving his versatility

    Sam
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:44 am
    When Louis van Gaal bought Daley Blind to Manchester United this summer, many of us doubted about the role of the Dutchman. However, since the beginning of this new season, Blind has played crucial role in various positions, proving his versatility. At Ajax, Blind played as a deep-lying midfielder while at United, he has played several roles, most recently, as a centre-back against
  • Nani and Vidic set for United return

    Sam
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    Nemanja Vidic and Nani could be on line for a shock return to Manchester United. Vidic moved to Inter at the end of last season after eight-and-a-half years at Old Trafford, while Nani joined Sporting Lisbon on loan as part of the deal which saw Marcos Rojo move to the Theatre of Dreams. With several injuries and a weak defense, Louis van Gaal is planning to recall two former teammates
  • Radamel Falcao Wants To Extend Manchester United Stay After First Goal

    Sam
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    The Colombian football star Radamel Falcao expressed his desire to enjoy playing football at Manchester United after scoring his first goal for the red devils.  Falcao finally showed his worth in the game against Everton by securing 2-1 win at Old Trafford. Though he is loan from Monaco for just a season, he hinted at a desire to permanently join Manchester united; though for a permanent
  • Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind unveiled at Manchester United

    Sam
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Manchester United's summer signings Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind were officially unveiled at Old Trafford today. Both the new players took tours of Old Trafford and then posed for pictures. Immediately after, they took part in their first training session at the Aon Training Complex where they were joined by fellow new recruits Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria.
 
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    FourFourFeed

  • 10 Stars Who Spent Their Twilight At Smaller Clubs

    Cal Smith-Sheerin
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    I have a confession to make. During the game between Aston Villa and Leicester City, Esteban Cambiasso controlled the ball on his chest, The post 10 Stars Who Spent Their Twilight At Smaller Clubs appeared first on FourFourFeed.
  • A Team Of Egos To Give Zlatan A Run For His Money

    Cal Smith-Sheerin
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic seems to be mellowing in his old age. Rather than pick a team of Ibrahimovic’s for his best 11 players The post A Team Of Egos To Give Zlatan A Run For His Money appeared first on FourFourFeed.
  • The Up and Coming Sons of Legends

    Tom English
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:26 am
    With there being many Son’s following in the their Father’s footsteps and on most occasions not living up to their predecessors name, The post The Up and Coming Sons of Legends appeared first on FourFourFeed.
  • The 42 Page FIFA Corruption Report

    FourFourTeam
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Mobile users click here The post The 42 Page FIFA Corruption Report appeared first on FourFourFeed.
  • 5 Biggest Blattastrophes

    John Murray
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    With FIFA predictably releasing a report finding itself not guilty of corruption and the very man who did the spadework for it The post 5 Biggest Blattastrophes appeared first on FourFourFeed.
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    TurnStyle + » Football

  • The key men in the Tyne-Wear derby

    richard
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
      The Tyne-Wear is derby is the biggest fixture on the footballing calendar for Newcastle and Sunderland supporters. A rivalry that stems back to the Civil War, the duo have been involved in some memorable matches and great moments including Peter Beardsley’s hat-trick to help Newcastle to a 3-1 victory on New Years Day 1985 or Paolo di Canio’s first win as Sunderland boss when they thumped the Magpies 3-0 last year. The duo meet again on Sunday as Newcastle look to improve on their record of no wins in five and three straight defeats against their arch rivals. According to stats…
  • Fabianski returns for Swansea

    dan
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:40 am
    Lukasz Fabianski returns in goal for Swansea as manager Garry Monk has a fully-fit squad to select from for the Barclays Premier League trip to Hull on Saturday. Fabianski missed last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat to Tottenham through suspension after being sent off against West Ham and will reclaim the goalkeeper’s jersey from Gerhard Tremmel at the KC Stadium. Argentina central defender Federico Fernandez has trained all week after missing the last six games through calf trouble and could be in contention to play alongside skipper Ashley Williams at the back. Provisional squad:…
  • Patrick Bamford – Young Guns

    richard
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:28 am
      Follow @turnstylesport on Twitter or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest football news Who is he? Currently on-loan at Middlesbrough from Chelsea, Patrick Bamford is a 21-year-old English striker who was formerly of Nottingham Forest. The talented goalscorer is having a fine season in the Championship and is playing his part in Middlesbrough’s promotion push. What’s his story? Bamford joined Nottingham Forest at the age of eight and made impressive strides in their youth sides before attracting Chelsea’s interests when he scored a hat-trick against the Blues in a…
  • Five transfer targets for Manchester United

    michael
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
      Follow @turnstylesport on Twitter or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest football news Manchester United have improved markedly after a slow start to the season and have fought their way into contention for a return to Champions League football next season. To ensure this happens Louis van Gaal is likely to bring in new faces during the January transfer window to patch up his injury-hit and attack-heavy squad. Here are five players the Old Trafford boss should consider. Yohan Cabaye – Paris Saint-Germain YOHAN CABAYE. (PIC: GETTY) Since leaving Newcastle in January the…
  • Guillermo Ochoa – Liverpool’s transfer target

    richard
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
      Follow @turnstylesport on Twitter or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest football news Who is he? Guillermo Ochoa currently plays for Spanish side Malaga and is Mexico’s first choice between the sticks. The 29-year-old has over 60 caps for his national side and has played more than 300 times at club level. What’s his history? Born in Guadalajara, the same place as on-loan Real Madrid striker Javier Hernandez, Ochoa began his career at Mexican side America, making his debut as an 18-year-old in 2004. The youngster impressed as he filled in for the injured Adolfo Rios and…
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    I Geek Soccer

  • Marco Reus suffer yet another ankle injury

    Antony Maina
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Borussia Dortmund striker, Marco Reus has been sidelined yet again by a similar injury that forced him to miss 2014 world cup that was held in Brazil. The German star was among the first 11 players selected by Dortmund head coach, but he was stretched out before the 90th minute. Dortmund traveled to clash against the newly promoted Paderborn on Saturday where the match ended at a 2-2 draw. The match was interesting with the visitors taking the lead in the first half. The first goal came in the 12th minute through Aubameyang strike following Durm cross. Marco Reus added the second goal in the…
  • Moyes makes his managerial debut with a goalless draw

    Antony Maina
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:21 pm
    David moyes made his managerial debut with his new team Real Sociedad as they clashed against Deportivo La Coruna. The match went on as planned on Saturday at Riazor attracting a considerable number of people as they hoped to see their teams showcase their tactics. Moyes joined real sociedad last week when he accepted an offer to replace the former manager, Jagoba Arrasate who was fired after displaying a poor performance that left the team placed in the 15th place in the primera division. After spending ten months at Manchester united, Moyes was sacked after he failed to maintain the…
  • Xabi Alonso wasn’t offered a Premier League Return

    Hamza Bangash
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has denied claims that’s he rejected the chance to return to English Premier League in favour of Bayern Munich. Alonso spent five seasons in England with Liverpool, winning Champions league in the process before moving to Real Madrid for 30 million pounds. There were speculations in the summer linking him with Chelsea, Manchester United as well as Liverpool return but the former real Madrid player says Bayern Munich was the only club that came for him. Alonso who also won the World cup with Spain claimed that he intended on staying at Real Madrid’s but…
  • Sterling wants long term stay at Liverpool

    Hamza Bangash
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    Liverpool teenager Raheem Sterling has expressed his desire to sign a new contract at Liverpool and to fulfill his potential with the Reds. The dazzling winger came into emergence in the second half of last season for Liverpool which earned him a place among England’s team for the world cup. The 19 year old has been impressive since then and has caught the attention of many elite clubs around Europe, with the likes of Real Madrid and PSG pursuing the Liverpool’s academy graduate. But Sterling has stated his desire to stay and fulfill his dreams and ambitions at Liverpool. Sterling is…
  • Wigan owner to resign if found guilty over Racism charges

    Antony Maina
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    Dave Whelan, Wigan chairman has warned ahead of time that he is ready to resign just in case he is found guilty over racism charges he is facing. Dave claimed this after the football association launched an investigation after a controversy that has seen him being labelled as a racist by Vincent Tan, Cardif owner. The football association has said that investigations on Whelan’s statement against the Jewish and the Chinese will be treated as a priority in their schedule. Dave however gave his stand during an interview with a newspaper where he defended his decision to hire Malky Mackay, the…
 
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    Crazy About EPL

  • EPL Predictions: Week 17

    Louis
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Here are Crazy About EPL’s predictions for week 17 of the Premier League: Man City vs Crystal Palace Saturday 20th December (12:45) After scraping past Leicester last week, City have another good chance to get the better of Chelsea this weekend and narrow the gap at the top. Palace visit the Etihad stadium off the … Continue reading EPL Predictions: Week 17 →
  • Eden Hazard: Overrated or One of a Kind?

    Louis
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:59 am
    Louis answers one of the biggest questions in the EPL right now—is Eden Hazard really Overrated? “I am not here to be a star, to show off. I am here to play for the others. I am not the new Messi. I am Eden Hazard.” Career Overview Eden started playing football at the age of … Continue reading Eden Hazard: Overrated or One of a Kind? →
  • Man Utd 3-0 Liverpool: Match Report and Analysis

    cssubhajit101
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:04 am
    Red Devils trounce the Kop Manchester United came on top in the BATTLE OF THE REDS with a convincing 3-0 win. Goals from Captain Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin Van Persie secured all three points in their 6th consecutive victory. Line-ups Manchester United had to force Phil Jones in the line-up after Marcus Rojo picked … Continue reading Man Utd 3-0 Liverpool: Match Report and Analysis →
  • Swansea City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Match Report and Analysis

    jgbernard95
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:44 am
    Spurs’ late winner sinks the Swans Swansea City welcomed Tottenham Hotspur to the Liberty Stadium in what was a dreary drizzling night of football in Wales. After an entertaining 90 minutes it was the away side of North London who continued their rich run of form at the venue by clinching an all-important 2-1 victory. … Continue reading Swansea City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Match Report and Analysis →
  • Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle: Match Report and Analysis

    brandonnuri
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Thrashing of the Toons at the Emirates! Arsenal have recently had defensive issues, mainly in the Premier League. But in Champions League the team may have their form set. Newcastle have won 3 of their last 5 fixtures, including their win vs undefeated Chelsea. Arsenal 6th, Newcastle 7th. Both with 23 points. Lineups Arsenal: Szczesny; … Continue reading Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle: Match Report and Analysis →
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    The Biggish Mouth Blog

  • Premier League title balderdash and Man Utd v Liverpool preview

    Biggishmouth
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Well well well, I’m not sure what bookmaker Paddy Power is thinking at the precise moment, as their decision to pay out on Chelsea as Premier League Champions – http://blog.paddypower.com/2014/11/21/christmas-has-come-early-if-you-backed-chelsea-paddy-power-has-paid-out-on-jose-mourinhos-side-winning-the-premier-league/ – is looking a tad foolish, though you can’t fault the positive publicity angle. Chelsea have seen an eight point lead at the top whittled down to just three, with a rampant Manchester City fully intent on chasing them down. They have fallen into…
  • The Germans doing what they tend to do best by spoiling an English party at Wembley!!!!!!! Irish Rugby Union on the march and Lewis does the bizzo despite the double points joke.

    Biggishmouth
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    Sunday 23rd November 2014 an historic day (if somewhat eventually a ‘Groundhog’ one too) when England’s Woman’s football team played their first match at the new Wembley. Over 45,000 fans turned up to watch them take on the current European Champions and twice World Cup winners, Germany. As is always seemingly the case nowadays, a day of English celebration was dampened by a clinical performance from the ‘Teutonic Machine’ with a dominant 0-3 victory (it was like 2000 and the last ever game at the old Wembley!!!!!!!) – GERMAN EFFICIENCY THE WINNER YET AGAIN  .
  • Shambles at Twickenham – AGAIN!!!!!!! – Promise on show at Wembley (despite the pitch) and Celtic Park

    Biggishmouth
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    There is seemingly always one England sporting team in crisis and at the moment it is the Rugby Union mob that are getting all the flack. Though despite what I’m about to write – it isn’t a crisis in my opinion, well not just yet anyways. After being outclassed by the All Blacks after some early promise (same old story then) the previous Saturday, Stuart Lancaster’s England bottled it again in a big match. South Africa were there for the taking after Ireland mashed them a week earlier in Dublin, but a poor, actually CLUELESS game plan (trying to play running rugby in constant…
  • Manchester la la la, Manchester la la la :)))))))

    Biggishmouth
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    Manchester City and the Champions League – one word to describe their journey so far – UNLUCKY as they have been stuck in groups of death, NIGHTMARE as their performances have not been up to standard on a consistent basis, but I’d go with UNFULFILLED because of a mix of the two. The current Premier League champions are all but out of this seasons competition after 2 draws and 2 defeats in their four matches so far – a poor return. In their previous three seasons they only managed to make it out of the group phase (admittedly with tough opposition) on one occasion,…
  • Rugby, F1 and Cricket

    Biggishmouth
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    A huge four games over the next four weekends are coming up for Stuart Lancaster’s England Team – World Champions New Zealand turn up at Twickers this Saturday (8th November 2014), followed by an in form South Africa, a Samoan team that are always up for a battle, then a meeting with Australia, a team who they will actually face at next years Rugby World Cup. Last time they faced the three Southern Hemisphere giants in such a short space of time was in 2012 (along with Fiji – an expected victory) and despite beating New Zealand in their last match – a great victory…
 
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  • Gallery: Milan’s 2014 Youth Sector Christmas Party

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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Milan had their Youth Sector Xmas party on Thursday and there were many special guests, people from the past and present of[[ This is a content summary only. Visit original website for full links, other content, and more! ]]from Rossoneri Blog - AC Milan News Rossoneri Blog
  • Berlusconi tells the team: “I would never change our squad with Roma’s, we are stronger”

    burim bekteshi
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:15 pm
    http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Silvio Berlusconi paid another visit to Milanello and had some encouraging words for the men of Inzaghi. Berlusconi was at Milanello today[[ This is a content summary only. Visit original website for full links, other content, and more! ]]from Rossoneri Blog - AC Milan News Rossoneri Blog
  • AC Milan can qualify for Champions League, says Diego Lopez

    burim bekteshi
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The 33-year-old thinks that Filippo Inzaghi's men possess the ability to finish in the upper echelons of Serie A and qualify for next season's Champions League Diego Lopez feels that AC Milan have the quality to secure a top-three finish in Serie A this season. The goalkeeper joined the Rossoneri from Real Madrid in August and has established himself as the first-choice No.1 despite spending a...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit original website for full links, other content, and more! ]] from AC Milan News Read more
  • Abate: Leonardo and Allegri helped launch my career at AC Milan

    burim bekteshi
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:15 am
    AC Milan defender Ignazio Abate has thanked former Diavolo coaches Massimiliano Allegri and Leonardo for helping him make a name for himself at the club. The 28-year-old came up through the Rossoneri youth system and began his professional career at the San Siro outfit in 2003, but had been passed around on loan up until […][[ This is a content summary only. Visit original website for full links, other content, and more! ]]from Forza Italian Football » AC Milan Forza Italian Football
  • PHOTOS OF FRIDAY’S VISIT FROM PRESIDENT BERLUSCONI

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    19 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    MILAN – Click here to see the photos of the President’s 16th visit of the season to Milanello.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit original website for full links, other content, and more! ]]from AC Milan feed Read more
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  • Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley 20th December 2014 Preview

    Harry Charalambous
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Kick Off: 15:00 Team News: Erik Lamela, Ryan Mason, Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies, Kyle Walker and Roberto Soldado are all expected to return to the side after being rested in the win against Newcastle in midweek. Vlad Chiriches, Danny Rose, Michel Vorm, Nacer Chadli, Andros Townsend and Benjamin Stambouli are all expected to drop out to accommodate them. Emmanuel Adebayor could be in contention to play after returning from Togo where he was on compassionate leave. Burnley Burnley are expected to remain unchanged after their third win in the Premier League last week against Southampton. Sam Vokes…
  • Vlad Chiriches is like David Luiz and that’s good!

    Harry Charalambous
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    Chiriches divides a number of Spurs’ fans as he can be described in one word ‘unpredictable.’ The Romanian international has been erratic playing in his supposed best position, at centre half but has played a lot better at right back this season. However, whilst playing at centre back and right back he has made loads of mistakes and often times over played with the ball when it was better to clear the ball early. The 25 year old is a proper footballer and can do creative things but does these in the wrong areas. His foraying runs from the right hand side were great to see,…
  • Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United 17th December 2014 Review: Spurs thrash Newcastle

    Harry Charalambous
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Full Time: 4-0 Team Line Ups: Spurs (4-2-3-1): Vorm, Chiriches, Vertonghen, Fazio, Rose, Stambouli, Bentaleb (Capoue 80), Townsend, Chadli (Dembele 61), Eriksen, Kane (Soldado 69). Substitutes (not used): Lloris, Naughton, Kaboul, Lamela. Newcastle (4-3-3): Alnwick, Dummett, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Cabella (Vuckic 80), Colback, Gouffran, Perez, Sissoko (Anita 74), Riviere (Armstrong 60). Substitutes (not used): Woodman, Streete, Satka, Roberts. Goals: Spurs – Bentaleb 18, Chadli 46, Kane 63, Soldado 70. Yellow cards: Newcastle – Haidara. Positives Andros Townsend and Nacer…
  • Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United 17th December 2014 Preview

    Harry Charalambous
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    Kick Off: 19:45 Team News Emmanuel Adebayor has returned from Togo and is back in training with the rest of the squad. He will however not be involved. Mauricio Pochettino is expected to play a strong side. No new injury worries Newcastle Alan Pardew has said he will play a strong side against Tottenham. Steven Taylor and Moussa Sissoko are back from suspension and are expected to be involved. Daryl Janmaat is out after picking up his fifth caution of the season against Arsenal. Tim Krul  has an ankle injury and is ruled out. Rob Elliot has a thigh injury and Jack Alnwick is expected to…
  • Swansea vs Tottenham Hotspur 14th December 2014 Review: Spurs leave it late again

    Harry Charalambous
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    Full Time: 1-2 Team Line Ups: Spurs: Lloris (C); Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Bentaleb, Mason (Stambouli, 69); Lamela (Chadli, 83), Kane, Eriksen; Soldado (Dembele, 56). Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Chiriches, Rose, Townsend. Swansea: Tremmel; Rangel (Richards, 70), Bartley, Williams (C), Taylor; Britton (Shelvey, 55), Ki; Sigurdsson; Montero, Bony (Gomis, 85), Routledge. Substitutes (not used): Cornell, Amat, Emnes, Dyer. Goals: Swansea – Bony (48). Spurs – Kane (3), Eriksen (89). Yellow cards: Swansea – Ki, Taylor, Bartley. Spurs – Walker, Vertonghen, Mason,…
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  • Colo-Colo 2015 Under Armour Home Shirt Leaked?

    elroy81
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    We can this evening reveal a leaked image of the Colo-Colo 2015 Under Armour home shirt and the design of the new away jersey for Chile’s most successful side. The leaked 2015 Colo -Colo home jersey has a white base colour with a black vertical stripe that runs down the centre of the football shirt. […]
  • Chelsea 2015/16 Adidas Kit Designs

    elroy81
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    News from the English Premier League this evening as we have the new Chelsea 2015/16 Adidas home, away & third kit designs. The new Chelsea 2015/16 home shirt has a blue base colour with vertical pinstripes running down the front. Thin white trim is placed on the end of the cuffs and the roundneck collar. […]
  • Plymouth Argyle 2014/15 Puma Home Kit Vote

    elroy81
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    Fans of Football League Two side Plymouth Argyle are being given the chance to vote on the clubs 2015/16 home kit from 3 Puma designs. Supporters of the Pilgrims who play their home games at Home Park have until January 5th 2015 to vote on the clubs new home strip. Option 1 A green jersey […]
  • New Paraguay Crest Revealed

    elroy81
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    The Paraguayan Football Association (APF) have revealed the new crest that will be used by the national team during the 2015 Copa America in Chile. The revamped Paraguay crest has a yellow star in the middle with four Paraguay flags diagonally surrounding it. ‘APF’ (Asociación Paraguaya de Futbol) appears between the top two flags whilst […]
  • Shamrock Rovers 2015 Third Kit Made By Warrior Released

    elroy81
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    League of Ireland side Shamrock Rovers have revealed their new 2015 purple third kit made by Warrior Sports. The new Shamrock Rovers 3rd shirt has the same template as the current 2014/15 Liverpool away shirt although the base colour is purple, the wavy stripe across the top of the chest is white and the vertical […]
 
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  • Top 10: Football League’s hottest property

    Stephen Dixon
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    As the immovable January transfer window thunders towards us like George Elokobi charging down the wing, Stephen Dixon takes a look at what talent England’s Football League has to offer if Premier League managers opt for talent that is already showing it can perform on English soil. It’s true that many of these clubs will be reluctant to wave goodbye to their talisman but every player has a price and some of these talented players are sure to be snapped up in January, as Premier League managers scramble for that all-important winning formula. 10) Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic)…
  • What’s Happened To Top-Flight English Managers?

    Josh Challies
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:47 pm
    In the Premier League, the showcase for English football, there is a exceptionally low number of English managers in charge of top clubs. Of the twenty sides in the top division, eight are managed by English managers, which is a fairly decent amount, but none of those managers are in charge of a top side. All three promoted clubs from the Championship last season are currently controlled by an Englishman- but all three are favourites to return to the second-division of English football in May. Sean Dyche, Nigel Pearson and Harry Redknapp are all fairly capable managers but none of them are…
  • Who will raid Saints in January?

    Ian Davis
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:45 pm
    It’s early December, and the EPL has already offered far more interest for football fans than usual. Chelsea looked like a runaway train, even a bounding Aguero unlikely to catch them, before he came crashing down. Much of the fun has again come from the South coast’s finest gate-crashers, the Saints. The St Mary’s boys have exceeded even the form of Autumn 2013. Where they haven’t had the results against the bigger clubs this time, they have put away the smaller ones, their traditional peers, with awesome power. Performances against the Showbiz Six suggest that points from those…
  • The Ones That Got Away: Manchester United

    Daniel Atherton
    7 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    Over the years Manchester United have let a few stars slip through their fingers. But could it have been a whole team that they’ve let go? Let’s find out… GK- Tim Howard- Everton Tim Howard quickly established himself as Everton’s number one when he joined in 2007 taking over from Nigel Martyn. Since then he enjoyed the best parts of his career with the Merseyside club. He also made himself known on the international scene, taking part in 3 World Cups for the USA. Of course including the stunning display against Belgium earlier this year in which he broke the record for the most…
  • Mourinho Forces Ominous Chelsea Into Gear

    Danny Norman
    7 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
      Jose Mourinho is a man with nothing to prove. The ‘Special One’s’ ability to galvanise a squad of players into a formidable unit is perfectly illustrated by his medal haul. He has won at least one league title with each of his last four clubs (Porto, Chelsea, Internazionale, Real Madrid) and the Champions league on two occasions (Porto and Inter), not to mention a hatful of domestic cup competitions. Mourinho’s success can be put down to many factors, such as his ability to manipulate the media to his advantage, his ruthlessness in team selection, or his willingness to…
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  • Top 10 Football Video Blogs of 2014

    The Needle
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    By The Needle Our list of favourite football video blogs from 2014. Football is the people’s game and despite the fact that the.. This is a post from Sliding Tackle. Read the original post: Top 10 Football Video Blogs of 2014.
  • Van Gaal in no hurry to make Falcao decision

    Jason Hope
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    By Jason Hope Louis van Gaal will not make a call on Radamel Falcao’s future until the striker has an extended run in.. This is a post from Sliding Tackle. Read the original post: Van Gaal in no hurry to make Falcao decision.
  • Chelsea are no worse than others when it comes to diving – Hughes

    Jason Hope
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:40 am
    By Jason Hope Stoke manager Mark Hughes feels Chelsea are no worse offenders than any other side when it comes to diving A.. This is a post from Sliding Tackle. Read the original post: Chelsea are no worse than others when it comes to diving – Hughes.
  • FIFA ExCo members vote to publish Garcia World Cup report

    Jason Hope
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:14 am
    By Jason Hope FIFA’s executive committee has agreed unanimously that an ‘appropriate’ form of the Garcia report into World Cup bidding should be.. This is a post from Sliding Tackle. Read the original post: FIFA ExCo members vote to publish Garcia World Cup report.
  • Villa striker Bent targeted by car thieves

    Jason Hope
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:14 am
    By Jason Hope Two luxury cars have been stolen from the home of Aston Villa striker Darren Bent. Staffordshire Police confirmed the break-in.. This is a post from Sliding Tackle. Read the original post: Villa striker Bent targeted by car thieves.
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  • Balotelli Receives Ban and Fine

    realfootballer
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has received a one-match ban and a fine of £25,000 for a racist post about video game character Mario that he put up on Twitter. He accepted the charge and had to attend an education course. The 24-year-old will be ruled out of Liverpool’s home draw with Arsenal this weekend, but will miss out on no other games. The Italian said, “I am sorry that my team-mates and supporters of Liverpool FC have to be penalised for something I did and now come to regret. It is my intention to comply with the decision of the FA and make sure it never happens…
  • Thierry Henry Retires!

    realfootballer
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:37 pm
    France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from professional football after 4 and a half years at New York Red Bulls (including an Arsenal loan). He has gone on to say that he will start working for Sky Sports, instead of managing at the Emirates as many Arsenal fans had hoped, where he will earn a staggering £4 million per year. Henry – who has finished as the EPL’s top scorer 4 times – says it would be an absolute ‘dream’ to manage Arsenal. Thank you Thierry, we will miss you. Thanks Andrew Yates from Getty Images for this picture.
  • UCL Round of 16 Draw

    realfootballer
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:52 pm
    The UEFA Champion’s League round of 16 has been drawn in Nyon and interestingly 3 of the games were also played in last year’s competition. To see the group stages results check out our post: here. The stand out draws are PSG vs Chelsea and City vs Barca. Good luck to all the teams playing on their way to the #roadtoberlin! The games are as follows: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) v Chelsea FC (ENG) FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) v FC Bayern München (GER) FC Schalke 04 (GER) v Real Madrid CF (ESP) FC Basel 1893 (SUI) v FC Porto (POR) Manchester City FC (ENG) v FC Barcelona (ESP) Juventus…
  • Race to La Liga: Barça or Real?

    realfootballer
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:50 pm
    One season. One league. One winner. Two teams. As we approach the half-way mark of the season, Real Madrid and Barcelona race to the finish line of the 2014-15 La Liga. Both teams are absolutely neck and neck, Madrid only just 2 points in front. Obviously Atletico are still in contention as well but with Diego Costa having moved away and Godin looking likely to find a new club in January, they will probably not grab victory. Unless, of course, Real and Barça make some very big slip ups and fall down a few places on the ladder which is highly unlikely. It is amazing that after so long through…
  • UEFA Champions League Group Stage Results

    mdogg03
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Key: Bold = qualified for next round. 1st/2nd/3rd/4th= Rankings in group pts = points earnt from the group stage Group A 1st- Athletico Madrid- 13pts 2nd – Juventus- 10pts 3rd- Olympiacos FC-9pts 4th-  Malmo FF – 3pts Group B- 1st- Real Madrid CF – 18pts 2nd – FC Basel 1893- 7pts 3rd – Liverpool FC – 5pts 4th- PFC Ludogorets Razgrad – 4pts Group C- 1st – AS Monaco FC – 11pts 2nd – Bayer 04 Leverkussen – 10pts 3rd – FC Zenit – 7pts 4th – SL Benfica – 5pts Group D- 1st – Borussia Dortmund –…
 
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  • Indian Super League Final : Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters FC {Preview},{Prediction},{squad}&{Live Streaming}

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:53 pm
    After 2 and half month of football matches, first season of Indian Super League is coming to an end as Altetico de Kolkata & Kerala Blasters FC will battle each other in the final of Indian Super League.Kolkata start their ISL campaign really well winning first 3 matches but after they lost their form, but thanks to some fine performance in last stage of the competition they qualify for the semi-final , where they beat FC Goa in penalties to secure their place in the first ever Indian Super League Final.On the other hand , Kerala started their campagin poorly & but…
  • Twitter Reaction to Arsenal/Barcelona Legend Thierry Henry's Retirement

    16 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    Twitter Reaction to Thierry Henry's RetirementArsenal and French legend Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from professional football.Henry finishes his career as an icon and one of the greatest ever footballers to grace footballing world.Soccerbeatz rounds up the Twitter reaction to Thierry Henry's calling time on his celebrated career..@Arsenal legend @ThierryHenry has announced his retirement… pic.twitter.com/Q6KnIpsP9Y        — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 16, 2014            Once you enchanted all of us –…
  • Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United can challenge for title

    15 Dec 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Wayne Rooney believes United can challenge for title Wayne Rooney believes that Manchester United can turn six successive English Premier League victories into an title challenge, report the Daily Star, as the weekend’s 3-0 victory over arch rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford continue Red Devil’s recent form of turning average performances into winning performances.Manchester United’s win over Liverpool kept them within eight points of the league leaders after this weekend’s fixtures, whilst they are five points behind city rivals Manchester City, but with a couple of easy fixtures…
  • 'Arsenal stars' react to Champions League Draw

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:52 am
    Arsenal stars react to Champions League DrawSome Arsenal stars have taken to Twitter to give their reactions on the Champions League draw which pitted them against Monaco.The last 16 draw for the Champions League took place on Monday morning, with the Arsenal surprisingly getting a rather easy draw.In both the last two seasons Arsene Wenger’s side have found themselves up against Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in last 16 stage of the competition, so to be drawn against Monaco is a fantastic result for them.With football giants like Barcelona and Real Madrid also a possibility after…
  • Liverpool to fight with Manchester City for Wilfried Bony

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:48 am
    Liverpool to fight with Manchester City for Wilfried BonyAccording to the Daily Mirror Manchester City look to fight with Liverpool for the signing of in-form Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony this winter.The English Premier League champions are looking short of options in attack after losing Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko to injury, meaning Spanish youngster Jose Pozo started as a striker for Manchester City against Leicester City this weekend.Wilfried Bony has been linked with other top clubs in the past after settling well into Premier League life, having previously enjoyed a…
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  • Top 10 ICC World Cup Cricket Venues in the World

    Sporty Desk
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:22 am
    The ICC Cricket World Cup is the most prestigious one day cricket tournament in the world. The cricket tournament is regarded as the “Flagship event of International cricket calendar” by ICC. The ICC World Cup is world’s third most viewed sports competition after FIFA World Cup and the Olympic games. The men’s ICC world cup cricket tournament was first inaugurated in England in June 1975. However, it was a matter of fact that Women’s cricket world cup had been held in 1973, two years before the first ICC world cup cricket! England was the host country for the first three ICC cricket…
  • Ranking Top 14 NBA Scoring Leaders of All Time

    Sporty Desk
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:55 am
    Are you interested about knowing the NBA scoring list? This article is going to discuss all about top scoring leaders NBA. Democratically has been obtained as a result of a points scale previously established, which have been taken into account all the parameters: number of seasons that has remained, often it has been top scoring leaders NBA, rebounder, wizard, or collector, times that has been All Star of top scoring leaders NBA, the games played, points, rebounds and assists than has been accumulated, the times that has been included in the ideal team of the season, in the second dream…
  • How Many Teams Are In The NBA? (Basketball Teams)

    Sporty Desk
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:44 am
    How many teams are in the NBA? Well, it is an interesting question, but this interesting question knocked the mind of many people. That is why this article is going to focus on how many teams are in the NBA! 30 Most Popular NBA Teams: How many teams are in the NBA? If you want to count down all the popular NBA Teams including local and international, then you have to make a big list. So here is a short list of 30 NBA teams that are known as the most popular teams: • Boston Celtics: The name comes from the Original Celtics franchise that played in the 30s in the ABL. Also in Boston there is…
  • Top 10 Most Valuable MLS Soccer Teams (MLS Teams)

    Sporty Desk
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:41 am
    Major League Soccer is a divisive soccer league among current generation soccer fans. Some believe, it is growing and flourishing enough to become an eventual top league in the world. Some still think it’s not even good enough to be a third-tier league comparing the Premier division Leagues in Europe. Whatever people may think, MLS is still raking in millions of dollars each season. After the teams New York and Orlando entering the league, there’s a chance for the MLS pocketbook to expand even wider. MLS soccer teams are not even the home of the best American soccer players. As most of…
  • Top 10 Most Famous Basketball Players of All Time

    Sporty Desk
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    Basketball is one of the most popular game in the world. Basically, this game is well-developed in America and Europe. Nowadays, people from all countries start enjoying this game. If you love basketball, you may consider to know the top 10 famous basketball players. Take a look over the below list. Famous Basketball Players: If you are a fan of basketball, then you probably know who are the most famous basketball players. However, there are also some rankings that indicate that who are the famous basketball players. Also read: Top 10 great Basketball movies of all time…
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  • Liam Watson Sacked By The Bucks

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    13 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    Only eight months after they led The Bucks back to the top division within the Football Conference, manager Liam Watson and assistant Dominic Morley have been sacked by Conference side Telford United. Telford who are nine points adrift at the foot of the Conference league table, dismissed the 44-year-old Liverpudlian less than two hours after his side’s 1-1 FA Trophy draw agianst Chester on the weekend. A club statement confirming that the pair have left the New Bucks Head said:  “We would like to thank them both for their effort and commitment since joining the club, and more…
  • Hereford United Suspended From All Football Activity

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    10 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    Having failed to comply with a deadline to answer questions from the Independent Regulatory Commission, the Football Association have today suspended Hereford United “from all football activity” with immediate effect. Both the football club and Alan McCarthy, Officer of Hereford United FC, had been ordered to fully and correctly comply with their obligations under the Owners’ and Directors’ Test Regulations by 4pm on Thursday 4 December 2014. The club had initially submitted documents, but Hereford were later requested to submit further documentation by the deadline of Monday,…
  • Chelmsford City Sign Two

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    17 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    Vanarama Conference South side Chelmsford City have signed John Sands from Canvey Island, after the strikers contract was cancelled by mutual consent late last week by the Ryman League Premier Division side. Sands has been carrying a double hernia injury since the start of the season, although that hasn’t stopped the him finding the back of the net. Sands joined the Gulls in October 2013, and went on to score 24 goals in forty-seven appearances after signing from Bury Town. During the 2012/13 season he was the top goalscorer in the division with an impressive 27 league goals and 33 in…
  • Dave Pearce Makes Generals Deal Permanent

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    3 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    Winger Dave Pearce, who has spent most of this season on loan at Chesham United in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division from Vanarama South side Hemel Hempstead Town, has this week made his move to the Generals a permanent deal. Pearce joined last season’s Southern Premier champions Hemel Hempstead Town in February 2011 after his former club Windsor & Eton were dissolved. His other previous clubs include Wycombe Wanderers and a spell on load at Bracknell Town when at Windsor. He made an immediate impact after joining the Tudors, scoring three times in his first four games and has…
  • Vanarama Conference Round-Up – 1st November 2014

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    3 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    Barnet held on to a nine-point lead at the top of the Vanarama Conference table. John Akinde gave the bees a 2-1 victory at Park View Road against Welling United with a last-minute winner. Akinde had earlier seen his opener cancelled out shortly before half-time by Joe Healy, but the in-form forward earned Martin Allen’s team a dramatic win in added-on time. Barnet were struggling to break down a resolute Welling side who were unbeaten in nine home fixtures, and as the game entered the closing stages, Graham Stack long ball drifted over the Welling defence, allowing John Akinde to ghost…
 
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo Quotes

    Matjaz
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:49 am
    What You Can Learn From Popular Cristiano Ronaldo Quotes Ronaldo has not only amazed the world with his football skills. He has been an important to the clubs he has played for and a great inspiration to the young talents across the world. The Portuguese international has also won many hearts with his motivational quotes. […] The post Cristiano Ronaldo Quotes appeared first on Football news and blog | Soccer | Sports | Laliga.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Before and After

    Matjaz
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    The History Before and After Many people often enjoy Cristiano Ronaldo in the pitch without knowing the history how he rose to be among the best superstars across the world. Here are some of the facts about Cristiano Ronaldo before and after becoming one of the best in the entire world. Cristiano Ronaldo common known […] The post Cristiano Ronaldo Before and After appeared first on Football news and blog | Soccer | Sports | Laliga.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo house he bought

    Matjaz
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:13 am
    Cristiano Ronaldo is one superstar who has never attracted people when it comes excellent football skills without knowing more about his personal lifestyle. This information should assist you understand on the luxury Cristiano Ronaldo house. Here are some of the two houses of Cristiano Ronaldo. Alderley Edge Mansion Cristiano Ronaldo back in year 2006 bought […] The post Cristiano Ronaldo house he bought appeared first on Football news and blog | Soccer | Sports | Laliga.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Girlfriend List

    Matjaz
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Ronaldo as a Manchester United and Real Madrid football star has had many girlfriends. At his time at Manchester United, he went through various women, as he was the favorite child for his manager, Alex Ferguson. Here are the Cristiano Ronaldo girlfriend list: Irina Shayk The real name is Irina Shaykhlislamova. He was born in […] The post Cristiano Ronaldo Girlfriend List appeared first on Football news and blog | Soccer | Sports | Laliga.
  • Casillas from bench watched Ronaldo show

    Matjaz
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Carlo Ancelotti is in competition with Elche confirmed predictions and rumors and let Iker Casillas on bench and put in goal ​​Keylorja Navas. Representative of Costa Rica didn’t keep long retain goal intact.   When you try to clearing the ball to Cristiano Ronaldo scored Pedro Mosquero, Judge Carlos Clos Gomez is taking on a […] The post Casillas from bench watched Ronaldo show appeared first on Football news and blog | Soccer | Sports | Laliga.
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    Man News Football

  • Possible Line-Ups: Aston Villa vs Manchester United

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Venue: Villa Park Kick-off: Saturday 3:00 pm Referee: L.Mason #2 Aston Villa Injured: Baker (knee), Cole (hamstring), Kozak (leg), Westwood (knee) Last 6 matches: DDDWWL Top scorers: Agbonlahor (3), Weimann (3) Aston Villa possible lineup: 1 of 2 Next/Preview The post Possible Line-Ups: Aston Villa vs Manchester United appeared first on Man News Football.
  • Real Madrid Transfer News And Updates: December 20

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:59 pm
    REAL MADRID TRANSFER NEWS Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema will be a subject of the £50m bid from Liverpool in the upcoming January transfer window. Source: Daily Express Lucas Silva has revealed his desire to play for Real Madrid, ignoring Arsenal interest. Silva, speaking to Marca, said: ‘I dream of Real Madrid. I’m ready to play there, whether it’s now or in June.’ Source: Marca (Next Page: Javier Hernandez loan) The post Real Madrid Transfer News And Updates: December 20 appeared first on Man News Football.
  • Manchester United Transfer News And Updates: December 19

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Manchester United seems to be tracking Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi, who is their second choice after German Matt Hummels Source: Express Louis Van is also keeping an eye on couple of his compatriots: Ron Vlaar and Kevin Strootman. Source: Manchester Evening News (Next Page: Rakitic and Januzaj, Cuadrado) The post Manchester United Transfer News And Updates: December 19 appeared first on Man News Football.
  • The Best Liverpool and Arsenal Combined XI

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    # GK: Wojciech Szczesny Wojciech Szczesny enters in this starting XI without much of fight considering Liverpool’s goalkeeping situation. The post The Best Liverpool and Arsenal Combined XI appeared first on Man News Football.
  • Retired in 2014 BEST XI

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Goalkeeper: Manuel Almunia 1 of 5 Next/Previews  The post Retired in 2014 BEST XI appeared first on Man News Football.
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    Football - The Niche Cache

  • Mourinho’s Notebook – December 19

    Nick Robinson
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Knock On Wood…Folks, we are a week away from something that we thought would never happen again in the modern world of football: Managerial Job Stability.Assuming nobody gets the sack between now and Christmas, it’ll be the first time that every opening day manager has survived until the festive season since 1995/96! Tony Pulis walked away from Crystal Palace not long before the season began, but for his own reasons and Neil Warnock was in charge by the season’s kick off.Bear in mind that last season saw 12 managers sacked, and 6 of them were gone by Christmas! Sam Allardyce and Alan…
  • Thierry Henry, You Champion

    Scott Miller
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Thierry Henry made a fantastic comeback for his beloved Arsenal FC a year or so ago, where he scored a goal at the Emirates sending thousands of Gunners in to a frenzy. Something wasn't quite right though, not only were Arsenal a shadow of their former selves since Henry's glory days but they were in a strange place.Watch any footage of Henry dazzling defenders and simply making them look terrible and a fair amount of it is within the walls of Highbury. The Emirates is a big, bad and beautiful stadium but Highbury is home and it was the back drop of Highbury that led me down the rather…
  • A-League Week 10 With Ze Phibber

    The Niche Cache
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Another week has come and gone in the great game down under, sadly this week is now being over shadowed by the unspeakable events that have taken place in Sydney's Martin Place. My thoughts have gone out to all of those involved in this truly tragic time.The first game of the week was between Adelaide United and the Brisbane Roar. The match finished with Brisbane taking the three points thanks to an absolute gem of a strike from Brazilian Henrique. Henrique was on the edge of the box and picked out the top right corner oh so perfectly making it look so easy! If only finding a Christmas…
  • Premier League Ponderings – Week 16

    Nick Robinson
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:21 pm
    The Dog & Duck vs The Red LionLook, I’m not gonna pretend that this result didn’t leave me giggling. Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool. I mean, I’d have liked it to be a little more convincing. It’d have been nice if there hadn’t been a couple reasons for LFC to feel hard done by. Or if we hadn’t had to rely on our goalkeeper either (not that that’s a bad thing – it’s playing to strengths!). But after last season I’ll take a win over these buggers by any means necessary and despite being 100% confident of the win leading in to it, well I was pretty confident before…
  • Flying Kiwis – December 16

    Nick Robinson
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:35 am
    Winston Reid – West Ham United (English Premier League)It says a lot about the rise of West Ham that a 1-1 draw at Sunderland seems like a slip up. It’s not, really – this time last year and Fat Sam might have even let a few of the lads open an early Christmas present for a result like this.Sunderland came into the game without a win in 5 and West Ham with 3 wins on the trot. It was Sunderland that struck first though, Adam Johnson going down softly under James Tomkins’ challenge to earn a penalty which Jordi Gomez aptly converted. Allardyce explicitly labelling it a dive in his…
 
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  • 16/12/2014: Barcelona 8-1 Huesca, Match Highlights, Copa del Rey

    neymarjr AC
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Barcelona went through in Copa del Rey with no surprises against the humble team of Huesca. At home, the Blaugrana won by 8-1 (12-1 aggregate) and are now in the last 16 of Copa del Rey. Pedro scored a hat-trick while Huesca scored their goal of honor in the last minutes of the match. Follow […]
  • 10/12/2014: Barcelona 3-1 PSG, Match Highlights, UEFA Champions League

    neymarjr AC
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:40 am
    In one of the most expected UEFA Champions League matches of the last round of the group phase, Barcelona conquered the first place of the group defeating PSG at home by 3-1 with goals of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez. The inevitable Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the score for the visitors but was unable to […]
  • 07/12/2014: Barcelona 5-1 Espanyol, Messi steals the show again

    neymarjr AP
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The great shape of Lionel Messi and generally of Barcelona’s attack was obvious this Sunday the 7th of December. Upon the reception of Espanyol at the Nou Camp, the “Blaugranas” thrashed by 5-1 with three goals coming from number 10, Lionel Messi. Piqué and Pedro also scored in the triumph that keeps Barça close to […]
  • 03/12/2014: Huesca 0-4 Barcelona, Copa del Rey

    neymarjr AP
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Barcelona visited 3rd league team Huesca for the first leg of the 4th round of “Copa del Rey” and, not surprisingly, obtained a comfortable buffer for the second leg, by beating them by 0-4. It was the first time these 2 teams played against each other in an official competition. Luis Enrique decided to give a […]
  • 30/11/2014: Valencia 0-1 Barcelona, Last minute goal from Busquets

    neymarjr AP
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Visiting the Mestalla stadium is for many teams all over the world a traumatizing experience, but for Barcelona – in the last 8 seasons – it is the other way around. Receiving Barcelona hasn’t been a thing to remember for Valencia fans, whom never seen their team managing to beat the Catalans at home during […]
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  • The False 9 – 28/11/2014

    Mark Stewart
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:40 am
    Welcome to this week’s False 9 – your favourite people smuggling, record breaking, arrest evading, hint dropping take on football.   Gervinho Showing that his occasionally erroneous decision-making is not confined solely to the football field, the Roma forward was caught-out while trying to smuggle a woman from Africa to Italy. The Guardian reports that the Serie A club had provided a private jet to return him to Rome having played for the Ivory Coast, giving him the opportunity to play out this ambitious rouse. Having bribed four airport officials, the pilot of the aircraft…
  • Time for a new challenge, Stevie.

    Jamie Murphy
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    Having read the Steven Gerrard interview with the Daily Telegraph, it was a surprise having seen Gerrard suggest that his future come the seasons end may no longer lie with Liverpool. Playing in front of the Anfield faithful for 16 seasons now, it is nearly impossible to picture the talismanic ex England captain plying his trade anywhere but Merseyside. But in reality, his comments seemed to be no more than a bit of political manoeuvring, quite openly stating that it would be Liverpool who would ultimately decide his future. Not the talk of someone who actually wants to leave the club, but as…
  • The False 9 – 21/11/2014

    Iain Gorman
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    BONG. Controversial comments from an old man. BONG. Another German sweeper keeper. BONG. Another seven things that piqued our interest in the world of football this week. Ladies & Gentlemen, The False 9.   Dave Whelan Mr Dave “he broke his leg in an FA Cup Final, don’t you know?” Whelan courted some ire this week by appointing Malky Mackay as Uwe Rosler’s replacement at Wigan. Said appointment of a man who destroyed his growing reputation (and found himself featured in the False 9 in August) by expressing some unsavoury opinions in a text exchange with former…
  • The 25th False 9 – Collectors Edition

    Mark Stewart
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    In this, the 25th edition of the False 9, we are delighted to feature not only our favourite son but some of the most outstanding goals since this feature began earlier this year. The Long Ball editors hope that you enjoy our flagship weekly feature as we go on for the half-century. We go again.   David Moyes In this very special edition, it is fitting we begin with news of the man who has brought us so much hilarity: David Moyes. Unemployed since his not-so-disastrous-in-hindsight reign at Manchester United ended, he has just been appointed manager at La Liga’s Real Sociedad.
  • My life would be Ferencváros

    Mark Stewart
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
    For most clubs, finishing third in the league would be considered a success or, at the very least, passable. If, however, your club happens to be the most successful in the league, it’s a couple of places too low. “At Ferencváros there is only one goal – to win the championship” advises a club representative who assisted in the writing of this article. “We started season 2013/2014 in this spirit, won most of our battles and had high hopes. Then, two days after beating our ancient rival Újpest FC 3-0, one of our players, Akeem Adams, suffered a major heart…
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  • How grassroots sports can be the foundation of a healthy lifestyle

    Soccer Acme
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    Have you ever wondered why countries like Australia and China perform consistently in a majority of sporting disciplines on the international stage? Their ability to compete in the highest echelons not only stems from their world class infrastructure and rigorous training regimes, but also a continuous chain of talent flow right from young age groups. A report published by Kristen Zimmerman of George Mason University claims that governments all around the globe in the past few years have been focusing on improving their ‘Sports For All’ and ‘Youth Sports’ policies. In India too, there…
  • Manchester United face Chelsea competition to sign £30m midfield maestro

    Soccer Acme
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:46 am
    It looks like as if Manchester United’s summer spending spree is set to continue in the upcoming January transfer window as well. Reports from English Media Outlet DAILY EXPRESS over the past week have claimed that Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho could well make a move to the Premier League. It is believed that his well known and renowned agent Jorge Mendes is already working on a plan on how to leave the Nouveau Riche French side Monaco. Manchester United plotting move for Joao Moutinho Moutinho is reportedly unhappy over Monaco’s failed transfer dealings which saw super…
  • Interview: Puskas Award Nominee Stephanie Roche on her goal, Professional Life and the well deserved fame

    Will Godley
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    In a Socceracme exclusive, we catch up with a woman who has been making a lot of headlines in recent weeks. Irish international player, Stephanie Roche, has been in the news for a goal of the highest quality which was nominated for the prestigious Puskas Award. Since the goal when viral on YouTube, Roche has enjoyed a move to France and has helped gain women’s football a lot of recognition. The 25-year old grew up playing with boys in her local area before pursuing a career in the game. Roche has played for Dundalk City, Raheny United and Peasmount United in her native land. She has also…
  • A Brief History of Manchester City’s £200m Football Academy

    Mike Devlin
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:04 am
    Manchester City have a classy way of doing things. The Club recently opened a £200m Football Academy, which is hailed as the best of its kind in the world. Former Arsenal captain Patrick Viera has played a key role in developing the state of the art infrastructure which is sure to become a pipeline for the future talents of the reigning Premier league Champions. Mike Devlin and accomplished blogger and lifelong City fans pens his thoughts and provides us a brief history of the newly constructed Football Academy… Before you start though, Mike had earlier come up with a history extract…
  • Football’s greatest national teams: 2014 Germany

    Prateek Dasgupta
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    This article is the second installment of a special series of the greatest Football teams of all time. We had a look at the Czech Republic National team of 2004. Today Soccer Acme Blogger Prateek Dasgupta has his say on the FIFA 2014 World Cup Winners Germany… There have been many great teams in international football who have been remembered for their triumphs, near misses, entertaining displays and disciplined tactical approach to the game all of which encompass the beautiful game. Germany 2014 is a unique team in the sense that all the aforementioned qualities are applicable for…
 
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  • Mainz Vs Bayern Munich 1-2 Highlights 19/12/2014

    Allen Hill
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Goals [1 – 2] Mainz Elkin Soto [21] Bayern Munich Bastian Schweinsteiger [24] Arjen Robben [90] Bayern had good ball possession and Robben and other players got few chances and only one got successful. Mainz got first goal in 21st minute and after they prefer to play defending game and at the end Arjen Robben score the goal and help Bayern to win this fantastic game. Watch highlights to see all top moves by both teams.
  • Malaga Vs Deportivo La Corua 4-1 Highlights 18/12/2014

    Allen Hill
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Goals [4 – 1] Aggregate Score [5 – 2] Malaga Santa Cruz [51,68] Recio [59] Camacho [90+3] Deportivo Helder Postiga [57] Malaga defeated Depotivo by 4-1 in the second leg of Copa del rey round of 16,Malaga are through to the quarter finals of Copa del rey as the aggregate score line ended up an 5-2, A strong performance at home was required for Malaga and they deliver it, Santa Cruz scores 2 goals to setup the game for Malaga.
  • Athletic Bilbao Vs Alcoyano 1-0 Highlights 18/12/2014

    Allen Hill
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Goals [1 – 0] Aggregate Score [2 – 1] Athletic Bilbao Borja Viguera [38] Athletic Bilbao defeated Alcoyano by 1-0 in second leg of Copa del rey round of 16, Bilbao are through to the quarter finals of Copa del rey as the aggregate score line ended up on 2-1, Viguera scores the crucial goal for Bilbao. Watch highlights of all goals and top plays.
  • Napoli Vs Parma 2-0 Highlights 18/12/2014

    Allen Hill
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Goals [2 – 0] Napoli Duvan Zapata [19] Dries Mertens PEN [30] Match Report Napoli defeated Parma by 2-0 in Series A fixture, Napoli were placed 7th and now they have jumped up to 3rd place courtesy of this victory, Zapata scored the first goal in 19th minute while Mertens scored in the 30th minute as a result of penalty. Parma are struggling big time and are placed 20th and it seems like a relegation for Parma in 14/15, Still its too early to say that may be they can turn around the things as half of the season still remains open for them. Watch highlights of all goals and top plays.
  • Elche Vs Real Valladolid 1-0 Highlights 18/12/2014

    Allen Hill
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Goals [1 – 0] Aggregate Score [1 – 0] Elche Adrian Gonzalez [65] Elche are through to quarter finals of Copa del rey as they defeated Valladolid by 1-0 in the second leg, The first leg was ended as 0-0 draw so the aggregate score line remains 1-0, Adrian Gonzalez scores the crucial goal in 65th minute to give his side a place in quarter finals. Watch highlights of all goals and top plays.
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    Football News Guru

  • Charlton’s Rise to the Top

    Chief Editor
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:11 pm
    At the start of the season many predicted Charlton Athletic to end up in the relegation zone and playing their football in League 1 next year. Though it is still early arsenalon in the season, Charlton are firing up the table, with an important play-off place clash with Blackburn Rovers coming up this weekend. (Charlton are sitting in 10th with Blackburn in 8th). Though Charlton have been successful, many of their wins have come at home in the beautiful surroundings of The Valley, whereas they have only won 2 out of 11 games playing away (in all competitions).When you think of the best youth…
  • Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo set for a loan move

    Chief Editor
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Premier League side Arsenal are set to send their young striker Yaya Sanogo on loan in the coming transfer window.View image | gettyimages.comArsenal boss Arsene Wenger has decided to loan his French striker Yaya Sanogo out in January so that he can further develop.Sanogo has not shown any impressive signs at the Emirates. The boss believes that it will be good for him to have some regular time out on loan.The 21-year-old Frenchman who joined on a free transfer from French outfit Auxerre in 2013 has scored only a goal in eight starts. Intotal, he has…
  • Big blow for Premier League sides as Godin rules out a move

    Chief Editor
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:13 am
    Premier League duo Manchester United and Chelsea both have been given a blow as Atletico Madrid defender Diego Gdoin clearly denies a chance to move to England. View image | gettyimages.comReports suggested that the two English sides were keen on the Uruguayan centre-back but with his latest comments they will have to look for other targets.The 28-year-old said: “At this point, I feel that I’m in the best time of my career and I still see my retirement very far.”He also added “I would like to stay many years here [at Atletico Madrid].”“But it is true that I also have an attraction…
  • Arsenal Gossips: 19th December 2014

    Chief Editor
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am
    Arsenal officials continue their duty as they brought three new players, one of them has been already on Arsenal’s radar since summer but the other two are new from the Premier League.View image | gettyimages.comArsenal have linked with three new names in the recent weeks. Below are the three names:Pedro Rodriguez (Barcelona Attacker)Barcelona star Pedro Rodriguez has been in link with the Gunners for a move away from Camp Nou since summer. He was strongly linked in the summer, however, could not finalized the deal. Now reports have revealed that Arsene Wenger has reignited his interest in…
  • Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson on Roma’s radar

    Chief Editor
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Serie A side Roma are planning to secure the services for Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson as the reports revealed that his agent was in Italy for the possible move of his client.View image | gettyimages.comGlen Johnson has already lost his form in Liverpool despite of it he is still a regular starter. Currently, he is out with an injury.Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been giving him preference over youngster Javi Manquillo who is on loan from Atlético Madrid.Romahave Ashley Cole on the left side of defense who is an experienced defender while they are planning to make their right side…
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