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  • Chicharito: "Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the World!"

    Cristiano Ronaldo latest news | 2014
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
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  • Hector Bellerin is now ready for Arsenal first team, says Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal Watch
    William Hallahan
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Arsene ready for Champions League and Dortmund opener With Calum Chambers rated only 50/50 to play for the Gunners tonight against Borussia Dortmund as he is suffering from tonsillitis,  Arsène Wenger believes that Hector Bellerin is now ready to step up to play in first team. Mathieu Debuchy would have been suspended from this match following his red card against Besiktas in the second leg of the qualifying tie. So even before Debuchy’s ankle injury against Manchester City on Saturday, the plan would have been for Calum Chambers to have played tonight. If Chambers doesn’t…
  • Jack Wilshere: Arsenal have yet to really get going so far this season

    ESPN FC News
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    Jack Wilshere has conceded Arsenal "have not clicked" so far this season, but is convinced they will find their form sooner rather than later. - McNicholas:
  • Dunga picks Robinho for Argentina match

    World Soccer on Yahoo Sports
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil coach Dunga has called up Robinho for the team's friendly matches against Argentina and Japan next month.
  • Bony not affected by transfer talk
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Wilfried Bony is eager to repeat or improve on his exploits for Swansea City last season after a transfer failed to materialise.
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    World Soccer on Yahoo Sports

  • Dunga picks Robinho for Argentina match

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil coach Dunga has called up Robinho for the team's friendly matches against Argentina and Japan next month.
  • Former Ukraine midfielder Gusin dies at 41

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Andriy Gusin, a former Ukraine midfielder who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarterfinals, has died, the Ukrainian football federation said Wednesday. He was 41.
  • Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday, Sept 17

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday: - - - - SOCCER Champions League group stage (1845 unless stated) Ajax Amsterdam v Paris St Germain Athletic Bilbao v Shakhtar Donetsk Barcelona v Apoel Nicosia Bayern Munich v Manchester City Chelsea v Schalke 04 FC Porto v BATE Borisov Maribor v Sporting Lisbon Roma v CSKA Moscow Barca, Bayern and Chelsea in opening group phase action The second day of the opening group phase kicks off with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea all in action along with big-spending Manchester City and Paris St Germain. ...
  • OCA throws Iran official out of Asiad

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    By Peter Rutherford SEOUL (Reuters) - The president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) apologized on Wednesday after an Iranian official was thrown out of the Asian Games in South Korea after being charged with sexual harassment. Police had charged the official following a complaint by a female volunteer at a soccer stadium. A Palestine soccer player has also been charged with the same offence after another incident at the athletes village. ...
  • Barcelona defender Alves back for Champions League

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Barcelona defender Dani Alves has recovered from a left knee problem and has been included in the team's squad for its Champions League opener.
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  • Bony not affected by transfer talk

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Wilfried Bony is eager to repeat or improve on his exploits for Swansea City last season after a transfer failed to materialise.
  • De Bruyne expects stern Everton challenge

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is anticipating a difficult challenge when they face Everton in the UEFA Europa League.
  • De Bruyne expects stern Everton challenge

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is anticipating a difficult challenge when they face Everton in the UEFA Europa League.
  • Stegeman to stay on at Heracles

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Heracles have confirmed that head coach John Stegeman will remain in his role with the club until the end of the season.
  • Immobile: There is more to come

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    Ciro Immobile is confident he will go from strength to strength after breaking his Borussia Dortmund duck against Arsenal on Tuesday.
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    Football | The Guardian

  • Who could possibly have predicted it?

    Nick Miller
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Click here to have the Fiver sent to your inbox every weekday at 5pm, or if your usual copy has stopped arriving Continue reading...
  • Former Ukraine midfielder Andriy Gusin, 41, dies in motorbike accident

    Guardian staff and agencies
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    Gusin won 71 caps, including at Germany World Cup Was assistant coach at Anzhi Makhachkala until May Continue reading...
  • Roy Hodgson: England to address World Cup stress video

    Guardian Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    Speaking in St Petersburg on Wednesday, Roy Hodgson says England's management are exploring ways to help players tackle the physical and mental stress they face during World Cup tournaments. The manager says that even experienced players find the pressure of the World Cup a challenge. Hodgson is in Russia attending a Fifa-Uefa national coach conference Continue reading...
  • Arsenals deficiencies laid bare: five issues in need of attention

    David Hytner
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Tuesdays 2-0 defeat by Borussia Dortmund highlighted some critical flaws in Arsène Wengers squad that must be addressed for Arsenal to have any hope of success this season Match report: Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal Continue reading...
  • Football quiz: Chelsea's Diego Costa

    Alex Cassidy
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    Chelsea's new striker is running away with the Premier League Golden Boot award but how much do you know about him? Continue reading...
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    du Nord

  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 127

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Episode 127 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes talk about MLS Bullet Points for Wk 27 - Playoffs Comin’, Loons Win!, Wes goes to Red Bull Arena, Boom Boom Chelis loves Wolves, Champions Leagues of Europe and North America and 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…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 126

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Episode 126 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes discuss MLS big boys and meltdowns, USA moving forward, Minnesota dropping more points + other stuff.dNYour two very handsome co-hosts Bruce McGuire and Wes Burdine hope you enjoy listening.We also look forward to your questions and comments.dNDownload or listen via iTunes here.Listen to or download the MP3 version here.Subscribe to the RSS feed here.Listen on SoundCloud!.Available on Stitcher too.Or best of all you can listen right here! dNFind us on Facebook at the du Nord Futbol ShowTalk…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 125

    3 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Join the du Nord Futbol Show leaguein the Fantasy Premier League!Sign up HEREThen enter the code to join our league:426162-110895Episode 125 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes discuss MLS playoff race looms, Loons lose, NASL hotspots, another TFC meltdown + 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…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 124

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Join the du Nord Futbol Show leaguein the Fantasy Premier League!Sign up HEREThen enter the code to join our league:426162-110895Episode 124 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes discuss Jermaine Jones new home, MLS Wk 24, Loons stinking and yet succeeding + 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…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 123

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Join the du Nord Futbol Show leaguein the Fantasy Premier League!Sign up HEREThen enter the code to join our league:426162-110895Episode 123 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.On this episode Bruce and Wes talk big about the facts - Salt Lake Rolls, Columbus Rolls, Dallas Rolls, Minnesota Rolls, plus some global soccer news and such.dNYour two very handsome co-hosts Bruce McGuire and Wes Burdine hope you enjoy listening.We also look forward to your questions and comments.dNDownload or listen via iTunes here.Listen to or download the MP3 version here.Subscribe to the…
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    Football (soccer) highlights, goals, videos & clips | 101 Great Goals

  • Swedish TV station unearth magnificent clips of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at first club Malmo [Video]

    James McGlade
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    As these clips show, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has always been an exceptionally talented footballer.The striker started off playing at Malmo in his homeland Sweden and thanks to Swedish TV station TV4Sport we get to see Zlatan at the beginning of his decorated career.Way back in 1999, Ibrahimovic broke into the Malmo first team and radiated his trademark self-assured cocky attitude from the word go. As his game has developed, Ibra has become a more languid figure up front, no less effective, but much more static.Here we can see him showing a turn of pace and, standing stringy and wiry thin, bearing…
  • Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard: Mario Balotelli’s goal will be the first of many [Video]

    James McGlade
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Liverpool may have picked up the win against Ludogorets last night but the manner in which it was achieved was rather disappointing.The first Champions League clash at Anfield in five years was expected to inspire a performance speckled with intent but instead Liverpool toiled and were lucky to win a soft last minute penalty to secure the three points.But there were positives to take from the game. Like the atmosphere within the stadium, the supporters doing their part to put off Ludogorets, and, as Steven Gerrard touches upon, a first goal for Mario Balotelli.The Liverpool captain said:…
  • Tree-mendous fans! Capiata supporters watch Copa Sudamericana clash from trees [Video]

    James McGlade
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Deportivo Capiata supporters were so desperate to see their side’s Copa Sudamericana clash with Venezuelan team Caracas that they climbed into trees to watch it!The game had a fantastically exotic atmosphere with fireworks being set off when the players emerged from the tunnel and seeing fans perched on branches to cheer on their team only added to the occasion.Unfortunately for Capiata’s tree-dwelling fans, the home side conceded in the last minute of the game to allow Caracas to escape with a 1-1 draw in the first leg duel.You can see the tree-mendous supporters in the video…
  • Ex-Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier says Mario Balotelli is a “class centre forward” [Video]

    Dov Rawson
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Liverpool summer signing Mario Balotelli bagged his first goal last night is the 2-1 Champions League win over Ludogorets.The Italian forward showed his class by scoring with the outside of his weaker foot and Brendan Rodgers was keen to heap praise on his £16m signing.A former Liverpool boss also offered his opinion on the new Anfield striker, with Gerard Houllier claiming there are not many class strikers like Mario Balotelli.Houllier says the enigmatic ex-Man City man will become ‘a tremendous asset for the club’.Amazing Offer For 101 Great Goals Users!Champions League Price…
  • Oldham Athletic’s James Dayton scored 35 yard howitzer v Swindon Town [Official Video]

    Dov Rawson
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    Oldham Athletic last night drew 2-2 with fellow League One side Swindon Town.25 year old Oldham winger James Dayton opened the scoring in some style, firing an unstoppable shot into the top corner from 30 yards.It was Dayton’s first goal of the season and one he’s unlikely to better.He was instantly mobbed by his teammates.Amazing Offer For 101 Great Goals Users!Champions League Price Bost: Back Bayern to win at 3/1 or Man City to win at 8/1!! Click here to Back Bayern to win at 3/1 or Man City to win at 8/1!!
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    Yanks Abroad

  • Rodier sees opportunity in Poland

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Poland is a country where one may not find many American soccer players plying their trade, but it is where Alex Rodier has landed as he looks to establish his professional career.
  • Recap: Weekend Norwegian action

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Mikkel Diskerud and Rosenborg had a convincing win over Bodo/Glimt, while Michael Stephens, Andrew Jacobson and Stabaek won a wild game against Start in Norway over the weekend.
  • Preview: Midweek English action

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Brek Shea will hope to build upon his strong Birmingham debut, while Eric Lichaj and Nottingham will look to remain atop the table in midweek Championship action.
  • Preview: Midweek Austrian action

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Conor O'Brien and Wiener Neustadt will try to find an edge against local rivals Rapid while Shawn Barry and Linz will likely need a win at Kapfenberger SV to keep pace at the top of the standings.
  • Ramos assess U-20 camp

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    The US U-20 squad gathered in Argentina for a 10 day camp starting last week in one of their last tune-ups before January's CONCACAF qualifiers in Jamaica ahead of 2015 U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
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  • Beckham: Miami expansion will happen

    Drew Epperley
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    While David Beckham and his team continue to struggle to get a stadium site worked out in Miami, the former LA Galaxy star continues to remain committed to a team in South Florida. Speaking to Bloomberg Television’s Mark Crumpton, Beckham underlined his determination to lead MLS’s successful return to South Florida despite the recent twists in the hunt for a waterfront site for a new, soccer-specific stadium. “Miami will happen,” said Beckham. “I said I want to bring a team here, and I will take a team to Miami. There are speed bumps along the way, and we’ve come up against…
  • Sacramento Kings owner joins MLS expansion efforts

    Drew Epperley
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Sacramento’s bid for a Major League Soccer expansion team got a whole heck of a lot stronger on Thursday. It was announced that Kings owner Kevin Nagle will now lead the efforts. No terms of the agreement were announced, but Nagle will be the majority owner of Sacramento Republic FC if their expansion bid is successful. Over the MLS All-Star break, Nagle was the lead for conversations between the league and officials from Sacramento. League officials are now scheduled to visit the California capital later this month to inspect possible stadium locations and assess the market’s…
  • San Antonio unveils stadium expansion plans

    Drew Epperley
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    They’re not saying MLS by name right now but when you look at these plans that were recently unveiled by the San Antonio Scorpions, you have to think they are dreaming big. On Tuesday the Scorpions unveiled their ambitious plans for expansion of Toyota Field that would more than double the venue’s capacity and cover most sections with a roof, along with major increases in concessions, merchandising areas and the number of luxury suites and other amenities available to season-ticket holders and other VIPs. Estimated to cost between $38 to 45 million, the project would add 10,000…
  • Las Vegas reaches agreement for possible MLS stadium

    Drew Epperley
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    The city of Las Vegas, The Cordish Companies and Findlay Sports & Entertainment issued a press release on Tuesday outlining plans for a soccer-specific stadium in downtown Las Vegas. The plans are contingent on MLS approving a team in the city. Local news outlets in Vegas also confirmed the deal as well. The 24,000 seat stadium would be located in the city of Las Vegas’s downtown Symphony Park area and the total project cost, including interest on bonds, would be $410 million. Around two-thirds of that money will be privately financed, something MLS officials will smile a bit at. Again,…
  • Jermaine Jones lands in New England thanks to blind draw

    Drew Epperley
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Major League Soccer finally signed Jermaine Jones to a contract but how they placed him on a team was a wild ride. The Chicago Fire and the New England Revolution were both hot on the chase for the World Cup star but after some back and forth the 32-year old lands in New England thanks to a blind draw held at MLS HQ. Here is what the New England press release had to say on the matter: As a designated player of a certain threshold, Jones was not subject to allocation ranking for dispersal to an MLS team. The Revolution and Chicago Fire expressed an interest in Jones, and had the available…
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    Sideline Views

  • What's Cooking, Doc?

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Andres Iniesta has always seemed to be one of the athletes who simply doesn't look much like an athlete. He could pass for a professor, doctor, or computer programmer, rather than one of the world's elite in his sport. Now his generation of Barcelona players is fading a bit, and the dynamic pairing of Xavi and Iniesta in midfield isn't what it once was. Time does that. Apparently, Iniesta has interests off the field as well. Check out his cooking class! I would really watch this if it was a regular TV show, too. Andrés Iniesta también cocina fuera del campo…
  • Ronaldinho Arrives In Mexico, Faces Racism

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    In a week in which Mexico had to confront racism in the homefront after local Queretaro politician Carlos Trevino called new signing Ronaldinho an “ape”, the performance of the players on the field became almost an afterthought. Queretaro, to the club’s credit, swiftly denounced Trevino’s churlish statements that he made on his Facebook page, posted partly because he was angry about the traffic caused by the presentation ceremony of the Brazilian star. Though the club called for Trevino to be punished for his prejudicial commentary on social media, all that appears to have…
  • Final Landon Exclusion Comments, Parte Tres

    24 May 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Here is the translation of what LD said in Spanish today. Are you mad?I’m not mad, I’m sad. Because I worked very hard to have this opportunity to play in the World Cup, just like the others. Sometimes decisions don’t go in your favor. Life is like that. But it’s still frustrating, and it hurts a lot. What did Jurgen say to you, what were his reasons? What we talked about is private, but he told me I wasn’t going. I told him that I respected his decision. If it was my choice, it would be different. First reaction?I couldn’t believe it. It was a little incredible for me. I…
  • Landon's Final Words, Part II

    24 May 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Other names on list that were surprising?There’s a lot of arguments that you can make for everybody. Decisions are tough. It’s a good thing that we have tough decisions to make. In past World Cups, you probably knew the 10 to 15 guys who were the best players and the other ones weren’t up to snuff, but now we have a good group of many, many players who are in their own way deserving of being there. So that’s a good sign for US soccer. Mystified?I’m disappointed. I’m sad. I’m human and I wanted to go. I really wanted to go. I’m at peace with it. I respect the decision. I just…
  • Landon's Final Words on Klinsmann Cutting Him from World Cup

    24 May 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Reporter questions here are shortened down, Landon Donovan's responses as close to exact as I could get transcribing. How do you move on from this disappointment?To be honest, the support I have received has been really overwhelming, and I think it’s helped me understand the sort of impact that I've helped have. It’s been really nice and so at the end of the day, although it’s surprising and disappointing, this is my job and all the guys out here (indicating Galaxy players) are depending on me and I want to continue playing and enjoying myself, like I have been. Did you have a…
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    Arseblog ... an Arsenal blog

  • Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal: Shambolic Arsenal flattered by scoreline (Arseblogger)
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video Well, that was bad – there’s no two ways about it. As a team performance it was abject; from an individual point of view there were too many players well below par; and overall it was about the worst way possible to kick off a Champions League campaign. From the very start it was clear that Dortmund were going to make life difficult for us, as they do at home. They work hard, press high up the pitch, and make it as uncomfortable as possible for the opposition. That should be no surprise to us. What I didn’t…
  • Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal: live blog (Arseblogger)
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Join us this evening for live blogging of the Champions League tie between Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal, kick off at 19.45 GMT. Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. This season we’ve added a mobile specific theme which should detect your phone making it much easier to follow the updates. You can also switch to the main theme, or back, at the bottom of the page. We’ve also set up a Twitter account @arseblog_live which will provide important updates like goals, cards, substitutions, half-time and full…
  • Borussia Dortmund preview: Injuries mount + Ozil’s form a concern (Arseblogger)
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:27 pm
    As we know from seasons past, Dortmund is not the easiest place to go. Tonight’s game becomes more of a challenge with the news that Nacho Monreal is out, with an injury that will hopefully be only short-term, while Calum Chambers is 50:50 due to tonsillitis, of all things. It leaves us with three fully fit defenders as Kieran Gibbs will slot into the back four, and an anxious wait to see if Chambers can play. If not, it’ll be Hector Bellerin thrown in for a Champions League debut. Arsene Wenger says that the young Spaniard is ‘ready to play’, but then he kinda has to…
  • Tactics Column: Welcome to the New Arsenal (Arseblogger)
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Welcome, then, to the New Arsenal. Which, on the face of it, looks not much different to the Old Arsenal, except with a few shiny new stickers on it. Arsenal’s encounter with Manchester City on Saturday was supposed to herald a new kind of Arsenal, one that could compete with the big boys and still play football like it wants to, but also show signs of overcoming the inexplicable weaknesses that it has – such as its fear of the early afternoon kick-off. And sure enough, the team started brightly – exhilarating even – playing an intoxicating and dizzying brand of football that made…
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 33 – 15.09.2014 (Arseblogger)
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back at the Man City game, the postives and negatives of the result and performance, Jack Wilshere’s impact and the injury to Mathieu Debuchy which has left us in such a precarious position defensively. We also answer questions about Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil’s struggles to influence games the way he should, reveal why dinosaurs couldn’t invent the fine arts and lots more. Remember, you can send us questions via which we’ll try and get to each week.
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    Sky Sports | Football News

  • English eyes on Accam

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    A number of English clubs are tracking Helsingborgs hot-shot David Accam, Sky Sports understands.
  • Injury setback for MacLean

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    St Johnstone striker Steven MacLean has been ruled out for up to six months following a knee operation on Tuesday.
  • Forest to keep strengthening

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has vowed to strengthen Nottingham Forest year on year, with loan arrivals possible.
  • New Norwich deal for Tettey

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with the Sky Bet Championship side.
  • Regan upbeat on Euro 2020 bid

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Scottish Football Association chief executive Stuart Regan is confident Glasgow can become a host city for Euro 2020.
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    World Soccer

  • Jack Wilshere: right man in the wrong place for England

    Jamie Rainbow
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    Arsenal's Jack Wilshere may be many things but one thing he is not is an international class holding midfielder. Until Roy Hodgson plays him in his correct position, a rare talent is going to waste, argues Brian Glanville. It was I believe Mohammed Ali who once remarked, “You don’t ask a racehorse to pull a plough.” The words occurred to me over the current controversy about Jack Wilshere and how ideally he should play. With all due respect, I believe that the England manager Roy Hodgson has got it radically wrong when trying to use Wilshere as a deep midfielder in his diamond…
  • Sepp Blatter rival favours TV debate for FIFA presidency

    Jamie Rainbow
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Sepp Blatter is being challenged to a televised debate by the only man to have so far announnced his candidacy for the FIFA presidency. Jerome Champagne, first candidate to register formally his bid for the FIFA presidency, is ready to go head-to-head with any rivals in a television or internet-streamed debate. The issues in elections for the head of the world football federation have never previously been set out before the watching football family but the prospect might prove irresistible for incumbent Sepp Blatter who is expected to confirm his own candidacy at the end of next week. Only…
  • Titus Bonai curls in a beauty and celebrates in style

    Jamie Rainbow
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    Persipura's Titus Bonai curls his shot into the far corner in the AFC Cup semi-final first leg at Al Qadsia.
  • Old Firm’s Premier League dream will die if Scotland votes ‘Yes’

    Jamie Rainbow
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    If Scotland votes 'Yes' to independence, then the dream of Celtic and Rangers to play in the Premier League will almost certainly be over. There could be significant implications for rest of Scottish football too. The long-time goal of Celtic and Rangers to share, one fine day, in the largesse of the English Premier League will vanish forever if Scotland votes tomorrow for independence from the rest of the United Kingdom. For decades the thoughts of the Old Firm have turned time and again to the possibility of abandoning the financial constraints of the Scottish game to join the…
  • Cristiano Ronaldo impresses teammates with juggling skills

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    World Player of the Year shows that he has few peers when it comes to ball control. Cristiano Ronaldo, who continues to be linked with a move away from Real Madrid amid reports that he is unhappy in the Spanish capital,shows off his ball skills to watching teammates Karim Benzema and Pepe.
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    16 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE kicked off this season with Group matches & two of the four Spanish Football representatives in action tonight. Here is a brief summary of events, with final results & goalscorers. Spanish Football Club Atletico de Madrid travelled to Greece to meet Olympiakos in their Group A match. An unexpected result with Olympiakos winning 3 - 2 At. Madrid & complicating things for

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Last scheduled game of Round 3 Spanish Football Liga was played tonight with the following final result & goalscorer. Eibar hosted Deportivo A Coruña & lost 0 - 1. The only goal came from a Eibar defensive mistake which Juan Dominguez converted in a 16th min goal. The eventual winner as the visitors held out the Eibar attacks to take the valuable three points.  Tomorrow more Spanish Football

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Spanish Liga Football continued today with four Round 3 games scheduled. Following are all the final results along with the goalscorers. Madrid Club Rayo Vallecano hosted Elche & went down 2 - 3 in an entertaining match with the visitors deserving their well earned win. Their three goals came from Albacer in the 36th min, Jonathas in the 54th min & Mosquera in the 68th min. For Rayo Vallecano

    13 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Big day of Spanish Football with Round 3 Saturday Liga matches scheduled with the main Clubs on show due to Champions League mid-week appearances. Here are all the final results & all the goalscorers. Yesterday night Liga kicked off with Almeria drawing 1-1 with Cordoba. The goalscorers were for Almeria Mendez in the 11th min & the equalizer for the visitors through Fede in the 18th min.

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    The Euro U-21 2015 qualifiers have been settled today with Spain matched up with the very difficult Serbia. The upcoming qualifiers will be in home & away format scheduled the 9th & the 14th of Octobre. The winners of the Groups will qualify to go into the 2015 Euro U-21 Champions Finals to be held in the Czech Republic. The Top 4 European Nations of this tournament will also qualify for the
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    Footy Boots

  • Alonso & Muller Test New adidas Boot Prototypes

    Kyle Elliot
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    Two of Bayern's best-known adidas stars get their feet into something new, as they trial some exciting looking prototype football boots!Alonso & Muller Test New adidas Boot Prototypes is a post from: Footy Boots
  • Nike Mercurial Superfly IV | Laser Orange

    Kyle Elliot
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Light, bright and very, very fast, the Nike Mercurial Superfly IV - Laser Orange is coming to the feet of a speedster near you. Check 'em out, here.Nike Mercurial Superfly IV | Laser Orange is a post from: Footy Boots
  • Nike Magista Obra | Hyper Turquoise / Laser Orange

    Kyle Elliot
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Nike give their incredible Flyknit football boots a new-season update. See the Nike Magista Obra - Hyper Turquoise / Laser Orange, here.Nike Magista Obra | Hyper Turquoise / Laser Orange is a post from: Footy Boots
  • Nike Hypervenom Phantom | Hyper Crimson / Atomic Orange

    Kyle Elliot
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The football boots you'll see Neymar & Co. wearing for the forseeable. Check the Nike Hypervenom Phantom - Bright Crimson / Laser Orange, here.Nike Hypervenom Phantom | Hyper Crimson / Atomic Orange is a post from: Footy Boots
  • Nike Tiempo Legend V | Neo Turquoise / Hyper Crimson

    Kyle Elliot
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Nike's heritage-inspired football boots get a decidedly modern colourway. See the Nike Tiempo Legend V - Neo Turquoise / Hyper Crimson in full, here.Nike Tiempo Legend V | Neo Turquoise / Hyper Crimson is a post from: Footy Boots
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    World Soccer Talk

  • Jerome Champagne To Run For FIFA Presidency Next Year

    Cronan Yu
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    Former French diplomat Jerome Champagne has announced his intention of challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency at next year’s elections. Last week, Blatter announced that he would seek a fifth term in office as the head of world football’s governing body, citing ‘unfinished business’ as the main reason to run for re-election. “You see a mission is never finished. And my mission is not finished,” said Blatter. “I got through the last congress in Sao Paulo not only the impression but the support of the majority, a huge majority of national associations asking:…
  • Champions League Re-Cap All The Winners And Losers From Day 1

    Cronan Yu
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Champions League football once again made a glorious return and it was last season’s victors, Real Madrid, who provided the biggest win of match day 1, defeating Basel 5-1. Elsewhere, Liverpool made a triumphant return to Europe’s premier club competition after years dwelling in the abyss, managing to scrape through with a 2-1 victory over Ludogrets, their first match in five or so years. Speaking of firsts, Monaco also played their first match in the Champions League since their previous appearance way back in the 2005/06 edition of the competition, beating Bayer Leverkusen 1-0. The same…
  • Newcastle United’s Average Start Puts Alan Pardew Under Severe Pressure

    Thariq Amir
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    Another day, another humiliation. Newcastle United’s capitulation against Southampton last weekend was the fourth time this calendar year that the Magpies have lost by a four goal margin. Southampton helped themselves to four last season against Newcastle at St Mary’s in March whilst Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur helped themselves to goal gluts at St James’ Park. If the stats are expanded out, Newcastle in the Premier League conceded three or more goals 11 times last season – it is an unflattering number to say the least. This season they have already shipped in three or…
  • UEFA Champions League Preview – Bayern Munich vs Manchester City

    Sam Okpo
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is the latest installment of Bayern Munich and Manchester City duel. For many pundits it’s the established against the upcoming or as others say, the serial Champions League finalists up against the group stage enthusiasts. In a sense Bayern Munich are what Manchester City aspire to be – a storied European powerhouse with a rich history and a bright future. It therefore makes sense that games against Bayern are becoming a marker for measuring the progress of City, and whether they can actualization their European dream. However, they both go into this game as champions of…
  • Newcastle United Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez Receiving Treatment For Cancer

    Peter Quinn
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has thanked fans via his Twitter account and during an interview on Argentinian television for their support after revealing that he has been undergoing treatment for testicular cancer. The 31-year-old has been receiving chemotherapy in Argentina for the past month and tweeted his appreciation for all of the fans’ support: “Thanks for all the messages. Always looking forward.” The midfielder, who was loaned to Norwich City in January 2014, told TyC Sports on Argentinian television: “When I confirmed that I had cancer I…
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    Football Italiano

  • Where did it all go wrong for the Azzurri?

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    It was a crushing group stage exit for Italy as they were defeated 1-0 by Uruguay at the Estádio das Dunas. After a promising start, beating England 2-1 on Saturday 14th June, things went downhill for Italy as they conceded a fatal goal against Costa Rica the following Friday. The team finished third in Group D and left Brazil hanging their heads in shame. This is a stark contrast from a team that has won a World Cup this century, having clinched the Jules Rimet trophy in 2006. As Germany leave Brazil this week with the coveted prize in their hand, th
  • Who will be Italy's match-winners at Brazil 2014?

    12 Jun 2014 | 8:39 am
    Italy’s quest for a fifth World Cup has taken them to Brazil 2014, with a squad bursting at the seams with Scudetto winners, seasoned internationals and intriguing young talents. But, as is usually the case, some players will stand head and shoulders above their teammates. In 2006 it was Fabio Cannavaro and Gianluigi Buffon, Paolo Rossi in 1982 and, in the pre-war triumphs, the likes of Silvio Piola and Raimundo Orsi. Today’s vintage can write their names in history as did their predecessors, and there some likely candidates among Cesare Prandelli’s 23-man squad.
  • Brazil 2014: Italy Preview

    20 May 2014 | 2:26 am
    Are you excited yet? Are you wearing your Italy shirt already? Started collecting stickers? Got your world cup wall chart? As much as it's possible to get cynical about the tournament and FIFA, the money that's spent on staging the competition and all the rest of it, now that we're under a month away from the kickoff in Sao Paulo, most fans will be starting to feel the excitement beginning to bubble up. Here we'll examine Italian hopes, take a look at the squad and recap the nation's World Cup history. History and Odds for 2014Odds on Italy lifting the trophy in J
  • Betting on Italy at the World Cup

    19 May 2014 | 10:00 am
    The domestic season is all but over but don’t even think about taking a break from football. The gap between the last fixtures of the season and the commencement of the World Cup is so brief that even the most ardent football addict will barely have time for withdrawal symptoms. With the announcement of the Italy squad out of the way the build up to Brazil 2014 is officially upon us and, with less than a month to go until Prandelli’s men face England in Manaus, quite frankly we’re starting to get a bit excited. So excited that we found ourselves scanning Italy’s
  • Italy and their World Cup chances

    30 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    Not many national teams can compare with Italy’s prestigious history at the World Cup, with the Azzurri preparing themselves for Brazil 2014 in the hope of adding to their four titles. A strong qualifying campaign under the guidance of Cesare Prandelli has restored faith and pride, which was severely damaged after a trouble-filled first round exit in South Africa 2010, in the national team. Italy can take great encouragement from their performance at Euro 2012, where they denied victory at the final hurdle by Spain, as it showcased their traditionalist qualities and ability to compete again
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - Soccerama - Bloggin' La Vida Soccer

  • Parents in California File Class-Action Lawsuit Against FIFA, US Soccer and American Youth Soccer Organization

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    On Wednesday in California, a class-action lawsuit was filed against against Fifa, US Soccer and the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), regarding the three governing bodies’ monitoring and handling of head injuries sustained in the game. The suit, filed by a group of parents and players in US district court, alleges that Fifa and the named national organizations who play under its rules have been negligent in their protocols, and seeks an injunction that would affect every level of the game, from very young children to professional adults. Describing a worldwide “epidemic” of…
  • DID YOU KNOW That Now That the Roster for the US National Soccer Team has been Named You Still Have Three Opportunities to Watch Them Play Before They Leave for Brazil?

    26 May 2014 | 4:30 pm
    US National Men's Soccer Coach Jurgen Klinsmann surprised everyone last week by naming the final roster of 23 players a week earlier then expected.   Barring any last minute injuries the final roster consists of: Goalkeepers (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) Defenders (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nurnberg), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC) Midfielders (8):…
  • Student-Athletes or Athlete-Students?

    28 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    Student-Athletes or Athlete-Students
  • Coach Gianni - The Importance of Coachability in Success!

    1 Jul 2013 | 7:19 am
    In reorganizing my soccer material (I have tons of articles and notes) I found an important note. Strangely, even if I'm very organized, this time I don't have the source of this material. So, if a coach in reading this article, recognizes his concepts, please don't be angry at me. If you let me know, I'll give you all the credit, by publishing your name and references. Coachability. What a weird word. In my note I wrote: Is this player coachable? Want to listen and learn? Why waste time on an uncooperative individual no matter what his age is ? Very often we give too much importance to…
  • Coach Gianni - Talent is inborn. A champion you become, through hard work!

    10 May 2013 | 10:27 am
    Very often we make the common mistake of thinking that champions are born that way. Sure, talent is an important component, but it's only that. One of the components in the 'recipe' for making a champion. More often than we believe, those who became outstanding champions, were kids with grave physical problems. Sports history clearly shows this. Do you remember the great Johnny Weissmuller who, a long time ago, made all of us go crazy for his interpretation of Tarzan? He was the first man to go under a minute (that's 60 seconds!) in the 100 meter free style. Looking at him in the movies, it…
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    World Football Commentaries

  • 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…
  • Can any of the Premiership new boys stay up? by Matt Harris

    Steve Amoia
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Matt Harris for World Football CommentariesImage credit: AndhikaMPPP.In an admittedly early Premiership table, the signs are not good for the three promoted teams. After two matches, both Burnley and Queens Park Rangers are without a point while Leicester City have secured a solitary draw from their opener with Everton.Naturally there is plenty of time left for all three sides to recover but have those early matches given us an indication as to how each will fare in the months that lie ahead?A Predictable Struggle?Prior to the start of the season, Burnley Leicester and QPR were the…
  • "World in Motion: The Morality of Changing National Identity in International Sport" by Rowan Tibbs

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

    Steve Amoia
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    "My Friend Who Played with Pelé."World Football Commentaries is pleased to have provided a platform for a variety of contributors from around the world.Please Contact Us if you would like to receive a direct link to any featured article(s) by our valued contributors.@worldfootballcm Thanks Steve, it's been an honour and a pleasure to write for you, I look forward to working together more in 2011.— Adam Howard (@TTIAOblog) December 31, 2010#FF great site for World Football: @worldfootballcm— Daniel Colasimone (@ArgentinaFW) April 1, 2011As always, many thanks to Steve Amoia…
  • World Cup Coverage at The Soccer Translator

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

  • Same Old Arsenal: Big Away Game, Limp Performance

    Yogi's Warrior
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:50 am
    Borussia Dortmund 2 – 0 Arsenal 1 – 0 Immobile (45) 2 – 0 Aubameyang (48) It didn’t turn out yo that long a season, did it Kathy? As a teenager living in The Cotswolds, Smash and Grab was a familiar phrase. Not because it was some pre-digital Liberty City or prone to ramraids that didn’t leave male sheep worried. No, HTV made a great play of the reputation of Bruce a Bannister and Alan Warboys, Bristol Rovers feared strike force of the time. Feared by lower league standards, at least. Twelve months ago, Arsenal launched their own Smash and Grab in Dortmund. The…
  • Dortmund Preview: Here We Go Again

    Yogi's Warrior
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Arsenal travel to Dortmund this evening for the opening game in this year’s Champions League campaign. It was so tempting to put ‘already doomed’ in that sentence – it really was. I am not ambivalent toward the competition, I just don’t have any expectations beyond the group stage. I guess I could be excited by the prospect of the next six matches and with four of them against teams we haven’t played for a while, it will make some kind of change. That familiarity is something UEFA must guard against. At some point before the end of this decade, I expect…
  • The Champions League – Another Arsenal Fall?

    Yogi's Warrior
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    It is the footballing place to be seen. Without being there, Arsène will struggle to attract new players. Or more accurately, players of the quality of Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez. What impact habitually failing to progress beyond the last sixteen has is the unanswered – unasked – question. Will these players quickly tire of falling at the first hurdle? Or should we ask how quickly will they tire of this footballing Groundhog Day? If it is that desirous to play in the Champions League, the same players surely want to know they have a chance of winning it. European club…
  • Arsenal & City Deadlock: Good Point, Bad Point?

    Yogi's Warrior
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    Arsenal 2 – 2 Manchester City 0 – 1 Aguerro (28) 1 – 1 Wilshere (64) 2 – 1 Sanchez (74) 2 – 2 Demichelis (84) Bates, Caan, no, not you, not today; another time, I should think. This is football after all, and it will be a long season. This morning’s reflections are tinged with disappointment. A point against the defending champions is a decent result on paper. Surrendering two more points with what turned out to be twelve minutes remaining, is disappointing. The manner of City’s equaliser leaves me despairing. Arsenal’s defence are not…
  • City Preview: The Script Is Written, Will Arsenal Provide The Finish?

    Yogi's Warrior
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Morning all, a new day, a new playlist; Breakfast In Bedlam can be found here or in the right sidebar under Dad’s Jukebox. It’s a dreaded early kick-off; Arsène sought to play down the importance of the first shrill peep from the Acme Thunderer, the signal for battle to commence but there is no escaping from the damage wrought across the meetings with top three sides last season in early kick-offs. I wonder if that thought preys on the minds of the players? Or perhaps Arsenal will wreak their vengeance against Manchester City? It has the makings of script worthy of Bruce…
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    All About FC Barcelona

  • FC Barcelona - 2, Atletic Bilbao - 0 Full Highlights Video

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:38 am
    Full highlights of FC Barcelona's 2-0 victory against Atletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou. Continue Reading...© 2013-2014 | Rights Reserved : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5Visit to find the Latest FC Barcelona News, Pictures, Videos and all the Happening related to Barca.
  • Neymar Goals against Atletic Bilbao GIF | Barca Images GIF

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    GIF animation of Neymar's brilliant two finishes against Atletci Bilbao. Honestly these two has been two of the simplest finishes he had in recent times. But in a match where our forward players struggled to finish off a huge number of chances these two goals were precious. Continue Reading...© 2013-2014 | Rights Reserved : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5Visit to find the Latest FC Barcelona News, Pictures, Videos and all the Happening related to Barca.
  • Neymar Brace Secures Three Point for Barca | FC Barcelona - 2, Atletic Bilbao - 0

    13 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    FC Barcelona consolidated there position on the top of the La Liga standing with a 2-0 victory against Ateltic Bilbao at the Camp Nou. Ina match Barca dominated throughout, they struggled to opened the scoring for so long. In the end it was the substitute Neymar who opened the scoring followed it up with one more to make the night comfortable in terms of scoreline. There wasn't much surprise in the line-up fielded by Luis Enrique for this important clash in La Liga. Munir was once again rewarded by a start with Messia and Pedro, thanks to all his good work so far. The midfield saw what we…
  • UEFA Champions League - Barca, PSG, Ajax and APOEL clubbed in Group F

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    The draw for UEFA Champions League 2014-15 has been completed and Barca has been drawn in to Group F along with PSG, Ajax and Apoel Nikosia. Like last season we will be meeting Dutch Champions Ajax again in Group stage. Ajax may possess some trouble but may not be able to harm us. The biggest test in Group stage will come in the clash with French Champions, PSG. The winner of these clashes is expected to top the Group. Apoel would be considered a light-weight in this group but they will be competent at least at home. To be honest every Barca fans would be happy with the draw as we are drawn…
  • FC Barcelona - 3 : Elche - 0 Full Match Highlights and Goals Video

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:07 pm
    FC Barcelona started their pursuit for La Liga Title 2014-15 with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Elche. It was business as usual for Barca where we were entertained to the normalcy of Lionel Messi scoring a brace. Continue Reading...© 2013-2014 | Rights Reserved : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5Visit to find the Latest FC Barcelona News, Pictures, Videos and all the Happening related to Barca.
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    Arsenal Watch

  • Arsenal U19s win in Dortmund with Kaylen Hinds double

    William Hallahan
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Kaylen strikes twice for Young Gunners Arsenal Under-19s showed the senior side how it’s done by starting their Uefa Youth League campaign with a 2-0 victory in Dortmund this afternoon. Two goals in the first half from Kaylen Hinds’ were enough to see the young Gunners through to an impressive victory over Borussia Dortmund. Hinds opened the scoring after 14 minutes after good work from Dan Crowley. His second goal came just after the half-hour mark, when he combined with Chris Willock to double the lead. Arsenal: Huddart, O’Connor, Johnson (Dobson 87), Moore, Wright, Iwobi…
  • Gunners familiar frailties exposed in Dortmund defeat

    William Hallahan
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Immobile puts Dortmund ahead Arsenal were comprehensively beaten in the first match of their Champions League group campaign by Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park last night. Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for Dortmund, but the 2-0 scoreline was in no way a fair reflection of the German side’s dominance of the match. All of the familiar shortcomings were on display from an Arsenal side who were out-thought, out-classed and who by the end of the match were out on their feet. If it had been a boxing match the ref would have stopped the non contest to save the…
  • Dortmund better team and we weren’t good enough, says Wenger

    William Hallahan
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    Arsène Wenger spoke to the media after the Gunners 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday. This is what he had to say: on the defeat… Congratulations to Dortmund, they were the better team. We had a disappointing performance and the victory is normal. Still the paradox of the night is we had very good chances to to score first that didn’t go for us and went for them. We were caught on two counter-attacks on 45 and 48 minutes and that was very difficult. on Welbeck’s finishing… He will [finish], I don’t think we have to make a problem with…
  • Hector Bellerin is now ready for Arsenal first team, says Arsene Wenger

    William Hallahan
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Arsene ready for Champions League and Dortmund opener With Calum Chambers rated only 50/50 to play for the Gunners tonight against Borussia Dortmund as he is suffering from tonsillitis,  Arsène Wenger believes that Hector Bellerin is now ready to step up to play in first team. Mathieu Debuchy would have been suspended from this match following his red card against Besiktas in the second leg of the qualifying tie. So even before Debuchy’s ankle injury against Manchester City on Saturday, the plan would have been for Calum Chambers to have played tonight. If Chambers doesn’t…
  • Arsenal will be big challenge, says Dortmund’s Sebastian Kehl

    William Hallahan
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Kehl and Kagawa ready for Gunners Borussia Dortmund skipper Sebastian Kehl says his side were boosted by their win over Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday, but that Arsenal will be a bigger challenge in the Champions League on Tuesday night. “We are definitively on the up now. But Arsenal will surely be a bigger  challenge than Freiburg,” said Sebastian Kehl. Since 2002, Dortmund have met Arsenal six times in the Champions League, winning two drawing one and losing three. “The wins in Augsburg and against Freiburg were a must. It was more important that we have boosted our…
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  • Arsenal close in on big name January addition

    Alex Hams
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Arsenal are ready to move for Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas in January, according to reports from Le10Sport. The Gunners have been linked with the Spanish star for some time, with the Los Blancos idol having endured a tough couple of years. Under Jose Mourinho he lost his starting berth to Diego Lopez and remained a bit part player with Carlo Ancelotti in charge last term. WANT MORE? >> Arsenal transfer newsLatest transfer news Casillas has since regained his No 1 spot with his old team-mate having been sold to AC Milan, but it is rumoured that he could still be sold in the New…
  • Liverpool star to return from injury sooner than expected

    Alex Hams
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Liverpool were handed a major boost today as Daniel Sturridge returned to light training ahead of schedule, according to The Metro. The Reds striker was ruled out for up to three to four weeks after picking up a thigh injury while away with England on international duty, and was expected to be a major doubt for the Merseyside derby against Everton at the end of the month. Yet the 25-year-old came through a mellow session at Melwood unscathed today, prompting talk that he may recover fully ahead of his expected return date. WANT MORE? >> Liverpool transfer newsLatest transfer news The…
  • Manchester City embark on first step towards Champions League glory

    Teddy Dulyachinda
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Probable Lineups… Bayern Munich (4-3-3): Neur, Boateng, Benatia, Dante, Lahm, Alaba, Alonso, Rode, Ribery, Muller, Lewandowski Bayern Munich were victors over the weekend with a 2-0 win over VfB Stuttgart, however centre-back Holger Badstuber suffered another injury after rupturing his left thigh. This could therefore force Pep Guardiola to use summer signing Mehdi Benatia earlier than expected, who made the move from AS Roma a week before deadline day. Philipp Lahm has been used as a defensive midfielder the past season, however could return to left-back with Xabi Alonso slotting…
  • Look how fast this future Tottenham star is!

    Toby Fry
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    Stand aside Usain Bolt - Tottenham Hotspur have a player in their ranks who is lightening fast. 21-year-old American DeAndre Yedlin signed for Spurs this summer but was loaned back to MLS side Seattle Sounders. He played a part in Seattle’s US Open Cup Final victory on Tuesday night. DeAndre showed a moment of super speed to break up Union one-on-one opportunity. The young full-back looked to have been caught out on the counter attack but he managed to make up a head start of 10 metres after losing to the ball in the midfield. Not many non-USA ‘soccer’ fans would have been…
  • Was this Arsenal star really that bad in Dortmund?

    Toby Fry
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    German newspaper ‘Bild’ would have enjoyed Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League destruction of Arsenal on Tuesday. The Gunners got off to a miserable start in their group and they will be hoping for performances to improve all over the pitch. Three Germans made appearances for Arsenal in Germany and the ‘Bild’ didn’t enjoy one German’s performance in particular. Mesut Ozil was given the lowest possible rating of 6 (that’s how they do it over there apparently?!). They rated the £40m+ German as the worst player on the pitch and they weren’t…
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  • Video :: Frank Lampard Sits Down With Men In Blazers

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    ~~  When you sit down and listen to this, you realize pretty quickly that Frank Lampard is serious about this move to NYCFC…. Seems genuinely excited about this opportunity. And the boys from Men In Blazers are brilliant as usual…. Some great questions and witty banter as expected. 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.
  • Nike Unveils Juventus & Inter Milan Third Kits For 2014/15

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    ~~  Love that clubs are getting away from the same old, same old… via NikeInc Italian champions Juventus will play this season in a vibrant new third kit that features an intense burst of color to give players an even greater presence on the pitch. For the first time, Juventus will wear an entirely green kit, which includes two tones of the color to create maximum impact. The shirt, shorts and socks all feature a lighter tone of green on the front, while a darker green cloaks the entire back. In a nod to one of Juventus’s famous home colors, a black stripe divides the two tones…
  • Nike Unveils Barcelona Third Kid For 2014/15 Season

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    ~~  I’ve been feeling the Barca color ways for awhile now…. via NikeInc This season, FC Barcelona will wear a bold new third kit that captures the club’s inherent brilliance and energy. The kit consists of two tones of Volt yellow, which first appeared in Barcelona’s away kit in 2005. The shirt, shorts and socks all feature the distinct Volt color on the front, with a darker tone of the same yellow on the back. The two tones are divided by blue stripes — honoring one of Barcelona’s famous home colors — that stretch along both sides of the kit from the collar, along…
  • Video :: Sacramento Republic FC Player Profile – Justin Braun

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    If you have been reading this site for any length of time, there’s a good chance that you know that Justin Braun is a part of the family. These days, Justin is playing for Sacramento Republic FC. And SRFC (had to shorten that one up) are doing some serious things and making some serious noise. Success on and off the field has people in high places paying a whole lot of attention to SRFC. Who knows if they will end up getting an MLS team or not, but it’s hard to argue with the crowds and excitement that they are attracting in the California capitol. I’m going to go ahead and…
  • Club Soccer 101

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    If memory serves me correctly, we first met Mark Yesilvskiy in Toronto at MLS Cup. There was a group of us out at a bar somewhere and Mark was there. This was also the time that Jamie Watson made a bet with Dunny that I’m not sure he has paid up on yet. But that’s another story for another day. Anyway. So we meet Mark. You can tell he’s a soccer head. Knows a ton about the sport. He had driven up to Toronto from New York to take part in MLS Cup celebrations. We hang out a bit that week and stay in touch after. Fast forward a bit and Mark and I end up in London at the…
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    Chelsea FC True Blue

  • Chelsea Star Thibaut Courtois Close to Agreeing New Contract

    Bharath Ram
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Thibaut Courtois has confirmed that he is about to sign a new contract with Chelsea. The 22-year-old goalkeeper has edged in front of Petr Cech to become the first choice at Chelsea. However, speculation about his future has continued with the player having only two years left on his contract. Cech also has less than ...
  • Chelsea Target Loic Remy at £8 Million to Replace Torres

    Bharath Ram
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jose Mourinho said a few weeks ago that he considered Chelsea to have completed their transfer activity for this summer. However, the departure of Fernando Torres with just two days left in the window has left a major hole in Chelsea’s squad. “What we have clear is that we need three strikers to face the ...
  • Fernando Torres – Thank You and Goodbye (VIDEO)

    Bharath Ram
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    As Fernando Torres prepares to take the final step away from Chelsea, we look back at some of the best moments of the striker’s Chelsea career. Despite taking more than 700 minutes to score his first goal and despite managing almost four games per goal, Torres was never subjected to intense criticism from the majority ...
  • Chelsea Agree to Sell Fernando Torres to AC Milan

    Bharath Ram
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Chelsea have finally parted company with Fernando Torres after agreeing to sell the striker to AC Milan. Torres, who has two years left on his contract, will join the Italian outfit on a two-year loan deal, thus effectively bringing an end to his stay in English football. After going through every possible way to get ...
  • Fernando Torres to AC Milan is a ‘Real Possibility’, Claims Agent

    Bharath Ram
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Fernando Torres looks set to end his nightmare at Chelsea after entering into advanced talks with AC Milan over a potential permanent move to the San Siro. AC Milan have entered into negotiations with Chelsea after the sale of Mario Balotelli. It was initially rumoured that Milan would take Torres on a season-long loan deal, ...
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    Soccer Mastermind

  • Soccer Culture: Listen to your Heart

    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

    27 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    In this post, I want to expose and highlight some potential myths that may undermine effective training. Not only undermine effective practice… But contribute significantly to the mass exodus that is kids soccer. Myth #1   Demonstrations are always effective in conveying information to the player…   Kids soccer is a funny beast… Especially when parents decide to coach the team…or their lucky enough to get someone with a little experience but makes up the difference with the size of his EGO. A demonstration is the most common method used by coaches to convey information…
  • 10,000 Hours to the Premier League

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

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

    7 Jun 2014 | 2:12 am
    Twenty three hundred years ago my friend… Aristotle… Concluded that, “More than anything else, men and women seek happiness”. Think about this… Every goal we pursue…whether fame, money or power…is pursued and valued only because we expect that it will make us happy. Much has changed since the Ancient times. Our understanding of the world has expanded beyond belief.  Atoms, the mind, the universe…History has never looked so ridiculous. The Greek Gods…Religion…not to mention the earth being flat. And yet… After thousands of years… Happiness is still a mystery… We…
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  • Messi turns 14

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    Barcelona celebrated the 14th anniversary of Lionel Messi joining the club as a 13-year-old.
  • Zlatan the younger

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Classic footage of Zlatan the younger…scoring goals with imperious ease.
  • Real Madrid blitz Basel

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    5 -1 Basel started the blitz with an own goal and by half-time Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, and James Rodríguez had all scored. Karim Benzema added another later on. Real Madrid breathing easy for now.
  • Gerrard penalty takes Liverpool past Ludogorets..

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    …Balotelli scored his first Liverpool goal 8 minutes from the end.Ludogorets equalised and it was left to Steven Gerrard to save the day ( with a little help from the opposition goalkeeper Milan Borjan)
  • Champions League: A woeful Arsenal escape from Dortmund with a 0-2 loss

    Shourin Roy
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Arsenal were left “exposed” in the middle and down below. No balls. Arsene Wenger’s tactical philosophy seems to be assembling his XI to show up just before a match, hand them the ball, and tell them to go out and play. And then watch as they embarrass themselves beyond belief. Or in their case the […]
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    Barrie's View

  • Chelsea’s record in the Champions League

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    The table below shows Chelsea’s all-time record in the UEFA Champions League since it was rebranded and reformatted ahead of the 1992-93 competition. The results go up to the end of the 2013-14 season. Some statistics picked up from this data: 0% – Basel and Internazionale have a 100% win record from two matches against […]
  • Liverpool’s record in the Champions League

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    The table below shows Liverpool’s all-time record in the UEFA Champions League since it was rebranded and reformatted ahead of the 1992-93 competition. The results go up to the end of the 2013-14 season. Some statistics picked up from this data: 0% – Benfica, Fiorentina and Valencia have won all of their Champions League matches […]
  • Arsenal’s record in the Champions League

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    The table below shows Arsenal’s all-time record in the UEFA Champions League since it was rebranded and reformatted ahead of the 1992-93 competition.  The results go up to the end of the 2013-14 season. Some statistics picked up from this data: 0% – Deportivo La Coruña and Manchester United are the only teams Arsenal have […]
  • 10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 4

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    3 – Craig Gardner and Jonjo Shelvey are the first players to reach three yellow cards in the Premier League this season, achieved in their opening four games. 4 – Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last four trips to Anfield. Paul Lambert’s side came away 1-0 winners against Liverpool in Saturday’s evening game this […]
  • Arsenal’s 100 Premier League goalscorers

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Alexis Sánchez became the 100th different Arsenal player to score in the Premier League on Sunday after opening the score in a 1-1 draw at Leicester City. The Chilean was making his third Premier League appearance for the Gunners following his summer move from Barcelona. Here is a list of all of Arsenal’s goalscorers in […]
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    Nuke Soccer

  • TFC Coaching Change, Vanney Replaces Nelson

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Toronto FC announced Sunday that effective immediately Greg Vanney has been named the club’s head coach replacing Ryan Nelsen, who has been relieved of his duties. “I believe in the group of players we have here at Toronto FC. This is a group that we know is capable of winning and it’s our job to put them in a position to be successful. Our recent results have fallen below our expectations and a change was needed,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “Greg is a person that possesses all the qualities that align with our vision for Toronto FC. I’d like to thank Ryan…
  • Soccer In Toronto 08.31.14

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    By Rocket Robin Soccer In Toronto League 1 Ontario Result Sunday August 31, 2014 Final Score Toronto FC Academy 2 Windsor Stars 0 Venue The KIA Training Ground in Downsview Kickoff 1:00 pm Highlights 64 min…TFCA Marco Rodriguez GOAL TFCA Stefan Vukovic and Tarik Robertson work short pass play on right and TFCA Anthony Osorio on right end line kicks ball into center of box for Rodriguez to shoot 12 yard low shot up middle that goalie Anthony Santilli dives and gets a piece of but ball trickles into net. 69 min…TFCA Stefan Vukovic GOAL TFCA Christopher Manella sends short pass…
  • MLS 2014: Week 25 Recap

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    SAN JOSE, CA — Though both sides pushed for a winner in the game’s final minutes, nothing could separate the San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake on Saturday night, with the teams playing to a 1-1 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium. Full Story & Highlights VANCOUVER, BC – The Portland Timbers breathed new life into their playoff hopes with a 3-0 thumping of Cascadia rivals Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place on Saturday evening. Full Story & Highlights BRIDGEVIEW, IL – Robert Earnshaw scored his second goal in two games to earn the Chicago Fire their third home victory and end FC…
  • TFC Highlights: Toronto-New England

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
  • Impact Highlights: Montreal-Columbus

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
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    Just Football

  • The Pot 4 Club – Everything you need to know about… AS Roma

    Nick Harris
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:36 am
    The Pot 4 Club – Everything you need to know about… AS Roma is a post from: Just Football We all know everything about the major clubs that play Champions League football year-in, year-out, right? Pot 1 – with its Chelseas, Arsenals and Real Madrids – is old news. Pot 4 is where the fun’s at. The Pot 4 Club concludes now on Just Football after our detailed analysis of all eight Pot 4 teams in this season’s UEFA Champions League. Last up, but by no means least, Nick Harris profiles Italian giants AS Roma… Previously: Everything you need to know about… Monaco |…
  • The Pot 4 Club – Everything you need to know about… BATE Borisov

    Andrew Schofield
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    The Pot 4 Club – Everything you need to know about… BATE Borisov is a post from: Just Football The Champions League is back for another season – and so is the Pot 4 Club. We love an underdog at Just Football, and there are eight of them every year in the Champions League as the Pot 4 seeded teams battle against Europe’s heavyweights. We all know everything about the Arsenals, Chelseas and Real Madrids of this world, right? The Pot 4 Club is where it’s at. So, because we leave no stone unturned on Just Football. here’s everything you need to know about this year’s eight…
  • The Pot 4 Club – Everything you need to know about… APOEL FC

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    The Pot 4 Club – Everything you need to know about… APOEL FC is a post from: Just Football We all know everything about the major clubs that play Champions League football year-in, year-out, right? Pot 1 – with its Chelseas, Arsenals and Real Madrids – is old news. Pot 4 is where the fun’s at. The Pot 4 Club continues on Just Football with our detailed analysis of all eight Pot 4 teams in this season’s UEFA Champions League. Next up, Cypriot football expert Andreas Vou profiles APOEL FC…. Previously: Everything you need to know about… Monaco | Ludogorets |…
  • The Pot 4 Club – Everything you need to know about… NK Maribor

    Nick Harris
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:06 pm
    The Pot 4 Club – Everything you need to know about… NK Maribor is a post from: Just Football The UEFA Champions League is back for another season – and so is the Pot 4 Club. We love an underdog at Just Football, and there are eight of them every year in the Champions League as the Pot 4 seeded teams battle against Europe’s heavyweights in the hope of one point, two points or, in the cases of Celtic, APOEL Nicosia and Malaga in recent years, qualification out of the group stages and into the knockout rounds. We’re profiling all eight teams in detail on Just…
  • The 10 Series 2014/15: Keeping tabs on the best young players in Europe, Week 1: Kovacic cruises, Kane calamity

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    The 10 Series 2014/15: Keeping tabs on the best young players in Europe, Week 1: Kovacic cruises, Kane calamity is a post from: Just Football The 10 Series on Just Football aims to give the inside track on the 60 best young players in Europe, with stars of the future from England, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands picked out. Each week, we’ll keep you up to date with how the chosen youngsters are getting on. Deji Faremi gets things started in a week where Inter midfielder Mateo Kovacic stole the show. Talents of the Week Celebrating young talent is one of the things we…
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    Barca Blaugranes - All Posts

  • FC Barcelona News: 17 September 2014; Barça Honor Tito Vilanova, Dani Alves Given Medical Green Light

    Bostjan Cernensek
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Tito Vilanova is to have Barcelona training ground named after him | Sky SportsBarcelona have honoured the memory of former coach Tito Vilanova by renaming a training ground after him The Catalan club's board of directors agreed to name the number one pitch at the club's training camp at Sant Joan Despi after Vilanova. Vilanova, who replaced Pep Guardiola at the helm of Barca and won La Liga in his only season in charge, died of throat cancer at the age of 45 in April. Barcelona squad named for UEFA Champions League Debut - Barca BlaugranesThese are the eighteen men chosen by Lucho: Claudio…
  • Barcelona squad named for UEFA Champions League Debut

    Renato Goncalves
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    DOUGLAS!!! It's time to hear "THE CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMPIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNS!!!" all over the Camp Nou again, as Barcelona makes its UEFA Champions League debut at home, this Wednesday, against APOEL Nicosia. And coach Luis Enrique has already selected the squad that is going to be available to enter the pitch. It's a surprising selection by the boss. Lucho chose to leave Jordí Alba, Javier Mascherano, Pedro Rodríguez, Sergio Busquets and Martín Montoya out of the squad. All of them received some rest. With the absence of Montoya, Enrique called up Douglas Pereira, the controversial signing…
  • Predict the Score: FC Barcelona vs APOEL Nicosia

    Arron Duckling
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    A chance for you to predict the score of Luis Enrique's UEFA Champions League debut against APOEL Nicosia Luis Enrique will make his UEFA Champions League debut as a coach tonight, as his unbeaten Barcelona take on Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia at the Camp Nou. With a favourable draw, Barcelona are favourites to top the group and progress to the knockout stages, although it is expected that they will face a few challenges along the way. Just as a trip to Paris to take on Ligue Un champions Paris Saint-Germain will be difficult, this match tonight against APOEL represents a potential banana…
  • UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona vs APOEL Nicosia: Full Match Coverage

    Arron Duckling
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Full coverage of FC Barcelona's 2014-15 UEFA Champions League group stage debut against Cypriot champions, APOEL Nicosia at the Camp Nou FC Barcelona will make their 2014-15 UEFA Champions League debut tomorrow, as they prepare to welcome Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia to the Camp Nou in the opening match of Group F. Following two impressive, yet narrow victories over Villarreal CF and Athletic Bilbao, the Blaugrana sense that tomorrow’s match presents them with an opportunity to make a statement to the rest of the footballing world: a statement that real progress has and is being made…
  • Barcelona vs APOEL: Predict the Lineup

    Renato Goncalves
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Play Lucho! Barcelona will debut in the UEFA Champions League this Wednesday, as the Blaugrana take on APOEL Nicosia at the Camp Nou. It's probably the weakest opponent Barça will face in the group stage, so it's good that we get to face them right at the start, so we can get confident for the more difficult matches against Ajax and PSG later this month. Since it's a possible easy one, we might get to see a couple of changes in the lineup from coach Luis Enrique. Keep in mind that Barça will start a streak of six games in eighteen days, which will require the boss to rotate the squad as…
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    Setanta Sports Football News

  • Wilshere disappointed with defeat

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    The Gunners got off to their worst possible start in Group D of the Champions League as they lost 2-0 to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, although they were lucky not to concede more than two goals. Captain Mikel Arteta blamed his side's 'sloppy' defence for the defeat, while Arsene Wenger refused to offer any excuses for the poor performance by insisting Dortmund deserved to take the points. Wilshere admits the Gunners must wise up if they are avoid a similar result in the future. "It was disappointing. Dortmund are a good team and we have got to be a bit smarter when we come to places…
  • Martinez behind stadium plans

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    The Toffees have been given permission to explore the possibility of building a new stadium just a mile away from their current Goodison Park home, with Liverpool City Council fully behind the plans. The club have failed with proposed stadium moves in the past, but Martinez believes leaving Goodison Park is vital for the club's future. "There's real excitement. Our fans know that we cannot stand still and always need to help ourselves to look for the highest competitive level we can achieve," Martinez told reporters. "Deep down it will be securing the future of our football club. It's really…
  • Bony focused on helping Swansea

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    The Ivorian striker netted 25 goals in his debut season for the Swans, but just a year after joining from Vitesse Arnhem, he was heavily linked with a move away over the summer months. Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham were all linked with a move for the 25-year-old, but Swansea were not prepared to lose their prized asset. While he was aware of interest, Bony does not believe there were any formal offers made and he is focused on doing his very best for the Swans this season. "Now it’s over," he told the South Wales Evening Post. "Before we were talking, but now it’s over so I have to…
  • Foster hoping to avoid surgery

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    The West Brom goalkeeper was forced to return to his club during the recent international break after fracturing his thumb, but he is committed to playing on with the aid of pain-killing injections. Having spoken to a doctor, Foster is confident he can avoid surgery and intends to continue in goal for the Baggies despite the injury. "There was a little bit of bone that I chipped off it in training, which is a little bit unfortunate," Foster told the Birmingham Mail. "Hopefully I won't need surgery. I am managing it pretty well and getting some injections in it to kill the pain, so it's fine.
  • Baines wants Everton to 'think big'

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Everton welcome Wolfsburg to Goodison Park on Thursday night when they kick off their first Europa League campaign in five seasons. The Toffees went close to qualifying for the Champions League last season, only to be beaten into fourth spot by Arsenal, and Baines believes the current squad has the ability to go far in the competition. “We’ve got to think big. It’s a long competition but you want to get to the final of every cup competition you’re in and ultimately win them. That’s the aim," Baines explained. “You want to qualify from the group and go as far as you can, and you…
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    Friends of Liverpool FC


    13 Sep 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers has been dealt an early title blow with Saturday's defeat to Aston Villa at Anfield.This was the new team that the club had invested in with £25 million Lallana, £16 million Balotelli and £20 million Markovic all named in the starting Eleven.Against Villa, they all failed to impress.A bit unfair, maybe but another defeat so early in the Season does not bode well for the Campaign ahead.Make no mistake, Aston Villa took their one and only chance well as Agbonlahor scored the only goal of the game on 9th minute, this allowed Paul Lambert's team to go for the…

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Mairo Balotelli, Liverpool's new signing was in the stands as he watched his new team lose to last year's Champion's Manchester City, his former club.The colourful character had earlier completed his move to Liverpool in a £16 million deal and he then boarded the team bus up the road to the Eitihad Stadium for the Monday Night Football match against last year's Champions City.He will have been impressed with the way the Reds started, controlling midfield, creating chances for most of the 1st half.However, conceding a goal to Jovetic was a shot in the back and against the run of play,…

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

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

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

    O-Posts Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:02 pm
    The story of Atletico Madrid’s 2013/14 season was almost the fairytale of all fairytales. The club won La Liga against all the odds but ended up being defeated by their city rivals Real in the latter stages of the Champions League Final. It was just under two decades since the club had won their domestic title and it was a quite phenomenal achievement. Had they managed to pull off the double it would have been the most remarkable achievement by a team in living memory. In order to win the league, they had to finish above two clubs who have such vast resources that even the possibility of…
  • Danny Welbeck: Manchester United prodigy leaves wide berth to become the centre of things at Arsenal

    O-Posts Team
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    If Danny Welbeck’s move to Arsenal was accompanied by any remaining doubt over where his best position is, he answered the questions emphatically on international duty this week. Sitting beside Roy Hodgson in a press conference before England flew out to Switzerland for their first Euro 2016 qualifier, Welbeck announced “I prefer to play as a centre-forward”. “It’s up to the manager, I don’t pick the team” he said, I can’t say I want to play here or there.” It was a message the resonated with the England manager who, with Daniel Sturridge injured, shifted to a diamond…
  • Real Madrid: Ronaldo correct to voice concerns

    O-Posts Team
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    The toughest thing to do in football is to repeat success. Whilst this sounds a little foolish taken at face value it is undoubtedly true. No side in the history of the Champions League, for instance, has ever managed to win back to back titles. Only Chelsea and Manchester United have achieved the feat since the Premier League began over 20 years ago. Having finally won ‘la decima’ last season, Real Madrid will find it much tougher this time round. After eventually achieving the obsession that had gripped the club for a decade following up that success is always going to be difficult. The…
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    Soccer Classroom

  • 6 Teams that Could Win the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final

    Nicholas Spiller
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom This stadium will be rocking on June 6, 2015 for the Champions League Final – (Photo: The UEFA Champions League has officially begun, pitting the top European soccer clubs against one another for the ultimate prize in professional soccer.  But while 32 teams currently each have a fighting chance of winning this incredible competition, the reality is that few teams really have any hope at all in winning the trophy.  Due to their massive budgets, incredible players, and prestigious histories, here are the 6 teams…
  • How Hard is Too Hard to Push Your Soccer Players?

    Nicholas Spiller
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom A soccer player exhausted by overwork – (Photo: As a soccer coach, you definitely want to get the maximum success possible for your team.  This means pushing each and every player hard to get them to play at their top capabilities.  Whether it comes in the form of conditioning, hours of training, encouragement to train after-hours, and through relentless urging to play hard and succeed, the goal remains the same: you want your soccer team to play the best it can and win as many games as possible.  But in this quest for…
  • 5 Reasons Why the English Premier League is My Favorite Soccer League

    Nicholas Spiller
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom The king of the soccer jungle! – (Photo: As the sport of soccer continues to grow in popularity throughout the world (and especially within the United States), there is one league that stands out far and well beyond all the others:  the English Premier League (EPL).  While professional soccer of all levels can be highly entertaining and exciting, the EPL really is a cut above all the rest, which is why this league is brimming with success and attracting the most fans.  Here are 5 reasons why the EPL is getting so…
  • Even Groups Will Make For Wonderful 2014-2015 UEFA Champions League

    Nicholas Spiller
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom The awesomeness of the Champions League is returning soon… – (Photo: For the first time in recent memory, a group stage draw at a major soccer competition failed to create a frightening “group of death”.  The draw for the 2014-2015 UEFA Champions League was recently conducted, and it has revealed 8 tasty groups with clear favorites that should create a very exciting tournament, especially come the later rounds.  Additionally, several of the second tier European teams have been drawn into the same…
  • The Most Important Skill a Kid Should Learn in Soccer

    Nicholas Spiller
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    This article originally appeared at Soccer Classroom Good ball control would be really useful right about now – (Photo: When I was a young soccer-playing lad, I was faster than them all.  I wasn’t the most naturally gifted player with the ball at my feet, and I never fully grasped how to put real power behind by shots.  But I was fast.  Typically my performances were very well in my recreational soccer days because I could speed past most defenders and win the footrace every time.  But when I joined a premier classic league I was never that good any more.  Many of…
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    AC Milan News

  • AC Milan injury update

    burim bekteshi
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    OFFICIAL: Diego Lopez will be out for at least 2 weeks due to the thigh injury sustained in yesterday's match. Lopez's injury means that Abbiati will be the goalkeeper in the matches against Juventus, Empoli and Cesena - perhaps also against Chievo.Alex will undergo further tests over the next few days in order to determine how long it will take him to recover.Saponara sustained a knee injury in today's training, and he will undergo surgery tomorrow morning in Milano.Update:Saponara underwent knee surgery this morning, and the procedure went exactly as planned.El Shaarawy and Torres…
  • Bonaventura: Everybody wants to do well

    burim bekteshi
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Bonaventura: "When I arrived at Milan, I noticed that everyone has the same objective and a great spirit. Everybody wants to do well.""Balotelli? I haven't heard anyone at Milan talk about him.""Inzaghi is one of us. He's a great coach, and he has created a united squad that plays well. Inzaghi and his obsession with Bresaola? I don't know what he does in his private life...""Milan-Juve? I have a positive feeling about the match. We're playing well and we have won the last two matches. But Juventus are a strong side. They are the best team in the league.""The Milan Lab tests? They went fairly…
  • Menez: It was very hard match but we did well

    burim bekteshi
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    "I am settling in well with this team, we have a good group, I always say it. We’ve started the season well, it was a very hard match but we did well.I spoke to the President on the phone and he told me that I had a great game, I thank him and I’m happy, but I know football and I know that it can all change.This side deserves more. It’s good to win but the season is long and there are a lot of matches to go. We have to rest up now because next Saturday there is a big match. Scoring goals is pleasing, especially like the one tonight. I did what I had in mind. It wasn’t easy…
  • Called-up players for Parma-AC Milan match

    burim bekteshi
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    This is list for the 23 players that Mister Inzaghi has called in view of the match Parma-AC Milan that will be played tonight at 20.45 at the Tardini stadium: Goalkeepers:Abbiati, Agazzi, LopezDefenders: Abate, Albertazzi, Alex, Armero, Bonera, De Sciglio, Rami, Zapata, Midfielders: Bonaventura, Essien, De Jong , Honda, Muntari, Poli, Saponara, Van Ginkel, Forwards:Menez, Niang,Pazzini, Torres.
  • Aquilani: "I’m happy at Milan, we have great players, all real professionals"

    burim bekteshi
    30 Dec 2011 | 4:51 am
    After training this morning, Alberto Aquilani spoke to the Milan Channel: “The first season has been really positive. I’m happy at Milan, we have great players, all real professionals. We all want to play as much as possible but this is normal.The objective is to confirm our good form in the league and go further in the Champions League.The draw could have been worse. Arsenal are a team that I respect as I played against them with Liverpool but at the moment, Barcelona and Real Madrid are the best teams at the moment and being drawn with Real would have been tougher.”Subscribe to…
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    Foot and Ball

  • What effect would independence have on Scottish football?

    David Bolt
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    I’m not sure how big a story this has been around the world, but next month Scotland is voting to decide whether or not they should become an independent country for the first time since 1707. Scottish nationalism may be very high at the time voters go to the polls. Glasgow has just successfully hosted the Commonwealth Games, in which the UK countries compete as separate nations, and the Ryder Cup will soon be held at Gleneagles. Opinion polls seem to suggest that, at the moment, Scotland will stay in the UK, but let’s say hypothetically that the ‘yes’ campaign is successful and…
  • Five Things to Expect from this World Cup

    Sean Charles
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:25 pm
    With having the advantage of being able to guage the first round of gmes from the group stages, we give you our predictions for the World Cup.   5) Messi’s Argentina will fall short again Argentina, the bookmakers second favourites, ended their opening game with more questions than answers.  Sabella’s change in formation at half-time against Bosnia led to the trio of Higuain, Messi and Aguero being used as the attacking trident for the second period.  That half illustrated perefectly why you cannot have a devastating attack with three players who all want to do nothing but…
  • Reckon You’re A World Cup Expert? Let’s See!

    Sean Charles
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    World Cup Expert is a new game developed by MobiWins, a group of football fans, who have worked for the past 4 years to pioneer the most interactive and comprehensive World Cup prediction game.  The registration phase starts on June 10th, you can register at any time throughout the Group Stage until June 27th. Register now on   The Game can be played on smart phones, tablets and PCs, and will engage you in a unique experience from the beginning until the end of the World Cup Competition, placing you at the center of the action throughout the World Cup month.  …
  • EPL Newcomers Team Of The Season

    David Bolt
    19 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Sadly, the end of what has been an entertaining Premier League season is now upon us, and writers everywhere are picking their teams of the season, so I thought I’d do the same. The problem I have with many of these teams is that, most of the time, it’s pretty obvious who will be in them and as a result, they don’t vary much from writer to writer. That’s not very interesting to me; and I’m sure none of you reading this need me to tell you how good a season Luis Suarez, Eden Hazard or Yaya Toure have had. So, I try and do things a little differently. I pick my team solely out of…
  • A Moment of True Class from Neil Lennon and Georgios Samaras

    Sean Charles
    13 May 2014 | 8:21 am
    A Moment of True Class from Neil Lennon and Georgios Samaras is a post from: Foot and Ball The post A Moment of True Class from Neil Lennon and Georgios Samaras appeared first on Foot and Ball.
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  • Eagleclaw Football Academy – a modern soccer school with imagination & a bus!

    Kristina O'Connell
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Eagleclaw Football Academy exists for the passionate youth soccer player who wants to be the best. Eagleclaw’s focus is on individual player development and its programs are open to players, ages 5-15.  This is youth player development the way it should be done – with a true academy approach and soccer education based on a world-class curriculum. Here, players learn the technical skills and techniques used by the best players in the world, and are taught by top instructors featuring Coerver instruction and the Ajax Youth Academy curriculum. Emphasis is on the technical side of the game,…
  • Korrio launches “Tagged Reminders” to Help Organize Sports Life For Teams and Families

    Kristina O'Connell
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Custom Tagged Reminders ensure no one misses a thing SEATTLE, WA (September 12, 2014) – Korrio (, a cloud-based service for organizing and sharing youth sports, announced the addition of Tagged Reminders. This new feature keeps pace with the active lifestyle of sports families on the go via reminder notifications for important sports events and family to-dos. Transforming sports Korrio enables families, coaches and team managers to easily set reminders for team and household members. Korrio Tagged Reminders are unique as they let you set custom reminders for individuals or teams…
  • Pick 6 Sports Hosts NFL Flag Launch Event with special guest NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

    Kristina O'Connell
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Pick 6 Sports, home of year round NFL Flag Football in the Greater Seattle Area Last night was a special night for Pick 6 Sports and Flag Football. Pick 6 Sports welcomed Commissioner Roger Goodell and Hall of Fame players as they kicked off the season, live from Renton Memorial Stadium!  The agenda included: Play 60 camp starts, football drills and games  (ages 6-15) NFL Commissioner Goodell held a press announcement The parents participated in a panel on youth football Pick 6 Sports is bringing out the best in children ages 5 to 17.  Pick 6 Sports is designed for kids, parents, and…
  • Catch the SAM Project on opening NFL Broadcast Thursday!

    Kristina O'Connell
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Sam Schmidt and the SAM Project will be featured in a new commercial Thursday, Sept. 4 during the NFL’s first regular-season game broadcast on NBC. Coverage of the Seattle Seahawks vs. the Green Bay Packers begins at 7:30 p.m. ET and concludes at 11:30 p.m. CHECK IT OUT!
  • Korrio Powers Registration Site For National Guard Clinics featuring Mia Hamm and Joy Fawcett

    Kristina O'Connell
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    SoccerNation, Soccer America and Korrio Help Kids Reach Their Goals in Southern Cal The Army National Guard is working with SoccerNation News and SoccerAmerica and has launched a series skill development clinics for college bound soccer players. Free to attend, these player development clinics are hosted by top Directors of Coaching and former U.S National Team and World Cup players. Shannon MacMillan, Sean Bowers, Paul Caligiuri, Rene Miramontes, Frank Zimmerman, and Michael Duggan head up the all star cast of coaches.  September Update: Over 1400 kids have participated in over 20…
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    Football Friends Online

  • Chelsea vs Schalke 04 Preview – Team News, Starting Lineup, and Prediction

    Doohan Vaz
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:06 am
    Chelsea vs Schalke 04 Preview Chelsea are touted to win the UEFA Champions League, and are expected to swamp the rest of the trophies up for grabs this season, as their team has the strength in terms of squad depth and the players to take them towards glory. Players such as Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Thibaut Courtois, Oscar and Nemanja Matic have turned into Chelsea’s most dependable players, as they have assumed the posts held by the senior players such as Frank Lampard or Ashley Cole, who have moved on; or like Petr Cech or Didier Drogba, who have been given mentorship roles and have…
  • REPORT: Arsenal To Meet £15 million Release Clause, Chelsea On Alert Too

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:33 pm
    According to the latest reports, Arsenal are very much interested in signing highly-rated Valencia forward Paco Alcacer in the winter transfer window. Paco Alcacer linked with Arsenal and Chelsea 21-year-old young Spanish striker came into spotlight after some wonderful displays  for his club this season, scoring two goals and assisting two times in the process. Alcacer made his competitive debut for the Spanish national side last week. Alcacer has all the required attributes like clinical finishing,  technique, and vision to be successful in any top leagues in the World.  Along with…
  • Camp Nou star sparks massive interest from Arsenal

    Joe Nicholas
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    If reports from English media outlet METRO is to be believed, Arsenal are plotting an ambitious swoop to sign Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez in the January transfer window. The report states that the 27 year old has grown frustrated with limited opportunities under new manager Luis Enrique and despite Luis Suarez still serving his ban, the Spaniard isn’t sure of a starting eleven spot. Moreover with young stars like Munir El Haddadi and Sandro Ramirez having blistering starts to the season, Pedro surprisingly finds himself way down the packing order suddenly at the Catalan club. This…
  • Blunder or Masterstroke – Can This Italian Forward Do A Henderson At Liverpool?

    Johnson Gerrard
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Fabio Borini – The Transfer Deadline Day drama  Left bemused by their 23 year old Italian striker’s decision to turn down the advances of other Premier League clubs after manager Brendan Rodgers informed Borini that he was unlikely to feature on Merseyside this season, Liverpool winded up their business in the window and Fabio Borini remained a Liverpool player despite all the odds. Is it a blunder or Masterstroke? Defending himself via social media after negotiations with QPR broke down allegedly over the terms of his contract, Borini tweeted “Finally, the madness is finished, I…
  • Strongest Liverpool Lineup To Face Ludogorets – Rickie Lambert May Get His First Start

    Johnson Gerrard
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Liverpool Lineup vs Ludogorets Razgrad Its been far too long that Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s have been celebrated like weekends in Merseyside. Liverpool make their comeback in Europe’s elite competition the Champions League after a 5 year long exile. Their opening fixture might just be a very trick affair as they face Belarusian champions Ludogorets Razgrad at home. Ludogorets Razgradare making their debut in the Champions League since being formed back in 2001. A relatively unknown entity, Rodgers will be hoping his team put behind the disappointment of Tuesday as quick as possible as…
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    Premier Soccer Chat

  • Premier League Predictions: Match-day Week 5 EPL Picks

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Match Week 5 of the Premier League is coming up this weekend and once again there are some massive matches taking place with possible implications for the title. Related posts: Premier League Predictions: Match-day Week 4 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Match Week 3 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 2 EPL Picks
  • Champions League Predictions: Group Stage Round 1 Match Picks

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
    This week is the start of the first round of Champions League group stage matches for 2014-15. There are some fantastic matches to watch for this Tuesday and Wednesday. Related posts: Premier League Predictions: Match-day Week 4 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Match Week 3 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 2 EPL Picks
  • Who Will Be First in This Year’s Premier League Sack Race

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Every season is at least one manager who gets the sack early on in the season. This year it is looking no different with several managers already under pressure after just one month and four matches in the Premier League. Related posts: Match Week 4 Premier League Previews and Quick Picks
  • Fantasy Friday: When To Play Your Premier League Fantasy Wildcard

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    With match-day 4 of the Premier League picking up again this weekend fantasy players will have had a few weeks to think about their team and whether or not they want to make changes. In this time the transfer window has closed and the international break has interrupted Premier League matches being played.
  • Match Week 4 Premier League Previews and Quick Picks

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Premier League Previews for week 4 matches along with Predictions. Included in my preview is my pick, brief analysis for each team, and betting odds. Related posts: Premier League Predictions: Match-day Week 4 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Match Week 3 EPL Picks Match Day 2 Premier League Previews and Quick Picks
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    The Kop Times

  • Manchester City vs Liverpool – Team News, Predicted Lineup and Result

    Johnson Gerrard Kanjirathingal
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    As the 2 main protagonists of the title race that kept the footballing world glued till the very last game take each other on in this early season fixture, either sets of fans don’t expect their sides to be in full throttle mode yet. Manchester City and Liverpool have played out some real classics in their past few encounters. Manuel Pelligrini’s defending champions Manchester City take on Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool sans Luis Suarez as they keep up the pace with early season leaders Spurs, Chelsea and Swansea. With the game set in foreground of imminent transfer of former…
  • Liverpol new boys training together

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    The Liverpool new boys Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic got to training together as Liverpool hopes to get both of them in action sooner rather than later. The Liverpool fans would be hoping that the two hits the ground running.
  • Is this mercurial Italian striker worth the risk?

    Johnson Gerrard Kanjirathingal
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Perhaps one of the most unexpected signings of the transfer window this summer – Italian striker Mario Balotelli swapped the San Siro for Anfield after the Merseyside club had a 16 million GBP bid accepted by Italian giants AC Milan earlier this week. The former Manchester City striker will return to the Premier League after having left the country in January 2013 to complete his dream move to AC Milan, having begun his career in the colours of arch-rivals Inter. The signing that no one saw coming  In what has been a complete turnaround in terms what either party spoke about in…
  • Why Liverpool need good backup for Simon Mignolet

    Amit Mishra
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet put in an inspired performance last week and helped his team in hanging on to all three points, just as he did in the opening game of last season against Stoke City. The Belgian showed excellent reflexes as he denied Southampton an equalizer late on. Mignolet’s shot stopping abilities were never in doubt as he often comes out with brilliant saves, but where he lacks is in his distribution and decision making in set pieces. While there is no denying that he will get better with time, one does wonder who will replace him if he experiences a sudden drop in…
  • Liverpool player Lucas Leiva taking the ALS ice bucket challenge

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    Liverpool player Lucas Leiva taking the ALS ice bucket challenge as a mean of raising money for the ALS. After taking the challenge as can be seen in the video, Lucas Leiva nominates Cassio, Suarez and Coates.
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    A Stamford Bridge Too Far

  • Eva Carneiro finally takes the ALS ice bucket challenge

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    Finally the moment everyone has been waiting for. Dr Eva Carneiro takes the ALS ice bucket challenge. Enjoy.
  • Oscar of Chelea taking part in the ALS ice bucket challenge

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Oscar is taking part in the icebucket challenge as part of the ALS Challenge. Being nominated by Cesc Fabregas for the challenge he proceeded to take part in the challenge as can be seen by the video above. He has next nominated Ludy, Gaby and Dante for the ALS ice bucket challenge. (Video Courtesy: Dailymotion)
  • Chelsea vs Leicester City: Team News, Possible Lineups, Match Facts, Preview & Prediction

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Chelsea face another newly promoted team within a week, this time at Stamford Bridge in what happens to be a rather tricky yet smooth beginning to their fixtures. Chelsea showed some early hiccups against Burnley as they conceded the first goal. But thereon, inspired by an exceptional display of playmaking by new signing Cesc Fàbregas, Chelsea strolled past Burnley eventually winning the match 1-3. This game is going to be considerably tougher as Leicester have a better squad than Burnley and they also had a good opening match against Everton where they came twice from behind to earn a good…
  • Which Of Chelsea’s Loan Stars Can Impress Next Season?

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

    Abhay Shenoy
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    Expected line-up for 2014-15 season Chelsea will be entering the season with a very strong squad and manager Mourinho will have a good selection headache ahead of the matches. But before the exciting new season begins, fans like to guess the formations and the probable first team players and it is pretty exciting for most of us to make estimates and imagine the strength of such a team. Chelsea have a squad capable of fighting it out on all three fronts- The Premier League, the UCL and the FA Cup. Here is the probable starting line-up. Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois/Petr Cech It is going to be a…
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  • 5 Transfers That Could Have Happened This Window Including Several High Profile Moves

    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

    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

    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

    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.
  • Ex Manchester United manager taking the ALS ice bucket challenge

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Ex Manchester United manager David Moyes was nominated to take part in the ALS ice bucket challenge, a way of increasing money for the ALS disease. In the video David Moyes is in great spirit as he completes the challenge with great spirit. Watch to find out whom he nominated next.
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    Football Friends Online

  • Chelsea vs Schalke 04 Preview – Team News, Starting Lineup, and Prediction

    Doohan Vaz
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:06 am
    Chelsea vs Schalke 04 Preview Chelsea are touted to win the UEFA Champions League, and are expected to swamp the rest of the trophies up for grabs this season, as their team has the strength in terms of squad depth and the players to take them towards glory. Players such as Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Thibaut Courtois, Oscar and Nemanja Matic have turned into Chelsea’s most dependable players, as they have assumed the posts held by the senior players such as Frank Lampard or Ashley Cole, who have moved on; or like Petr Cech or Didier Drogba, who have been given mentorship roles and have…
  • REPORT: Arsenal To Meet £15 million Release Clause, Chelsea On Alert Too

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:33 pm
    According to the latest reports, Arsenal are very much interested in signing highly-rated Valencia forward Paco Alcacer in the winter transfer window. Paco Alcacer linked with Arsenal and Chelsea 21-year-old young Spanish striker came into spotlight after some wonderful displays  for his club this season, scoring two goals and assisting two times in the process. Alcacer made his competitive debut for the Spanish national side last week. Alcacer has all the required attributes like clinical finishing,  technique, and vision to be successful in any top leagues in the World.  Along with…
  • Camp Nou star sparks massive interest from Arsenal

    Joe Nicholas
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    If reports from English media outlet METRO is to be believed, Arsenal are plotting an ambitious swoop to sign Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez in the January transfer window. The report states that the 27 year old has grown frustrated with limited opportunities under new manager Luis Enrique and despite Luis Suarez still serving his ban, the Spaniard isn’t sure of a starting eleven spot. Moreover with young stars like Munir El Haddadi and Sandro Ramirez having blistering starts to the season, Pedro surprisingly finds himself way down the packing order suddenly at the Catalan club. This…
  • Blunder or Masterstroke – Can This Italian Forward Do A Henderson At Liverpool?

    Johnson Gerrard
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Fabio Borini – The Transfer Deadline Day drama  Left bemused by their 23 year old Italian striker’s decision to turn down the advances of other Premier League clubs after manager Brendan Rodgers informed Borini that he was unlikely to feature on Merseyside this season, Liverpool winded up their business in the window and Fabio Borini remained a Liverpool player despite all the odds. Is it a blunder or Masterstroke? Defending himself via social media after negotiations with QPR broke down allegedly over the terms of his contract, Borini tweeted “Finally, the madness is finished, I…
  • Strongest Liverpool Lineup To Face Ludogorets – Rickie Lambert May Get His First Start

    Johnson Gerrard
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Liverpool Lineup vs Ludogorets Razgrad Its been far too long that Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s have been celebrated like weekends in Merseyside. Liverpool make their comeback in Europe’s elite competition the Champions League after a 5 year long exile. Their opening fixture might just be a very trick affair as they face Belarusian champions Ludogorets Razgrad at home. Ludogorets Razgradare making their debut in the Champions League since being formed back in 2001. A relatively unknown entity, Rodgers will be hoping his team put behind the disappointment of Tuesday as quick as possible as…
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  • PHOTO: Giacomo Bonaventura In Milan Jersey

    Martina Alcheva
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    The final Milan signing of the summer transfer window! #BenvenutoBonaventuraFiled under: AC Milan, Images, Transfer News Tagged: ac miln, bonaventura, gallery
  • PHOTO: Jonathan Biabiany In Milan Jersey

    Martina Alcheva
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Yet another former Inter player has arrived at Milan! Oh wait… Unfortunately, Cristian Zaccardo has failed to agree terms with Parma, which means that Jonathan Biabiany will not join Milan. We have decided to keep the photo as a reminder that all that is certain is that nothing is certain in life… Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: ac milan, biabiany, gallery
  • PHOTO: Marco Van Ginkel In Milan Jersey

    Martina Alcheva
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    The Dutchman joins Milan on loan! #BenvenutoVanGinkelFiled under: AC Milan, Images, Transfer News Tagged: ac milan, gallery, van ginkel
  • PHOTO: Fernando Torres In Milan Jersey

    Martina Alcheva
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Milan are ready to welcome their new signing! #BenvenutoTorresFiled under: AC Milan, Images, Transfer News Tagged: ac milan, gallery, torres
  • Valencia – Milan: Live Streams

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

  • Daley Blind Insists Man Utd Boss Van Gaal Not Intimidating

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Reports are out claiming that Daley Blind insists Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is not intimidating. The Dutch international midfielder appreciates Van Gaal’s honesty. “He is not frightening – he is just honest,” Blind said. “That can be frightening, but I like it. “He is very honest to everybody. He knows what he wants and he knows his philosophy. “He can bring that to the players and he can make a team with everybody in. I have really learned a lot from Van Gaal and I like working under him. “He has helped me a lot and I hope to…
  • Arsenal Captain Mikel Arteta Admits BVB Deserve Champions League Win

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Reports are out claiming that Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta was visibly upset after their Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund. Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck either side of half-time and the German club would have been more emphatic victors than 2-0 but for the reflexes of Wojciech Szczesny and their own wastefulness. Arteta told Sky Sports 5: “We faced a tough side in one of the most difficult stadiums in Europe, we knew that from the start. “They put us under pressure, it was very sloppy from us to concede the goal with 20 seconds to go in the first…
  • Nigel Pearson Insists Leicester City Players Will Relish Man Utd Test

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has revealed that his players will relish their test against Manchester United. Pearson said his side will not be daunted by the prospect of facing a star-studded United on Sunday. Pearson said: “When you play sides like Manchester United there is going to be huge expectation, and I think it is great that the players look forward to games like this. “These are the games we have aspired to play in, so I see no reason to be anything other than positive. “After the first four games the players’ performances have suggested for the most part we have the…
  • Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Admits Major Wilshere Injury Concerns

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Reports are out claiming that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits fresh injury concerns for Jack Wilshere after their Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund. The England international twisted his right ankle near the end of the 2-0 defeat and Wenger admitted he was concerned because it is the same joint which ruled him out of action for 17 months. “It’s difficult to say how bad it is,” said the Arsenal manager. “Normally it would not be too bad but I am a bit cautious because of his history.” Related Footy NewsArsene Wenger Concerned Over Jack…
  • Januzaj Determined To Prove Himself To Man Utd Boss Van Gaal

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    Reports are out claiming that Adnan Januzaj is determined to prove himself to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal. The Belgium international winger hopes his determination even for the youth teams will impress United manager van Gaal. Januzaj told MUTV: “Of course, I played a lot of games last season and I’m trying to impress the manager once again and get games again this year as well. “I tried to do my best. Obviously, even if it’s reserves level, I always have to show myself and improve. I got a hat-trick but I think I worked hard defensively as well and these are…
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  • Chelsea are Costa a Fab Start! GW 4 Review (featuring Southampton, Liverpool and Newcastle)

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    New GW Review Feature for – Follow @FantasyGaffer on twitter   In this column we’ll be reviewing the previous weekend of #FPL – trying to find interesting notes that may have slipped through the cracks and briefing managers on the story lines that developed. While we may touch on top performances, injuries and the […]
  • FY Top 5: Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere and Mollie from The Crystals!

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Julian Speroni’s Penalty Save Speroni is so highly regarded at Crystal Palace that there is actually a bar named after him at Selhurst Park. That’s not really enough though, is it? Start work on a statue immediately.   Jack Wilshere’s Goal It was nice, this, wasn’t it? And a nice Jack Wilshere goal for Arsenal […]
  • Manchester United vs QPR – Confirmed Lineup and Preview

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Lineups from 3pm Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Evans, Rojo, Blackett, Blind, Herrera, Mata, Di Maria, Rooney, van Persie Subs: Lindegaard, Shaw, Fletcher, Januzaj, Valencia, A Pereira, Falcao   QPR: Green, Isla, Ferdinand, Caulker, Hill, Sandro, Kranjcar, Fer, Phillips, Austin, Hoilett Subs: McCarthy, Traore, Onuoha, Henry, Vargas, Zamora, Taarabt     Manchester United vs QPR […]
  • Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Confirmed Lineups

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Manquillo, Moreno, Lovren, Sakho, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Markovic, Lallana, Balotelli Subs: Jones, Enrique, Lucas, Toure, Sterling, Lambert, Borini Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Baker, Senderos, Cissokho, Westwood, Delph, Cleverley, Richardson, Agbonlahor [c], Weimann. Subs: Okore, Bacuna, Bent, Sanchez, N’Zogbia, Given, Grealish     Liverpool v Aston Villa: Prediction from @OurLogie A more than decent […]
  • Chelsea vs Swansea: Confirmed Lineups for ALL 3pm kick offs

    13 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    #COMPETITION Win a Watch!! Simply RT & Follow both us and @PrideWatches to enter the draw . — FantasyYIRMA #FPL (@FantasyYIRMA) September 13, 2014 Let’s hope all your Fantasy Football selections all start!   CHELSEA: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa. Subs:Cech, Filipe Luis, Zouma, Ramires, Salah, Remy, Willian […]
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  • Real dispatches giant killers, now it’s Barça’s turn

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:54 am
    Real Madrid dispatched giant killers Basel last night, now it's FC Barcelona's turn to do the same against Cypriot outfit Apoel Nicosia. Real Madrid won 5-1 and threw down the gauntlet to any team that get to face them in their defense of the Champions League trophy. More on this story
  • Liverpool are keeping tabs on unsettled Barcelona winger Pedro

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:39 am
    Liverpool are keeping tabs on unsettled Barcelona winger Pedro Rodríguez suggest reports coming out of Spain. The 27 year-old winger is unhappy with his current role as a luxury backup at Barcelona under new coach Luis Enrique. More on Pedro Rodríguez
  • Fàbregas is proving to be an awesome signing by Chelsea

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    Cesc Fàbregas is proving to be one of the best signings this year in the Premier League. With 6 assists in as many games, it's a record that could only be reached by the former Barcelona and Arsenal man. He's linking up well with Diego Costa, who's also on fire. Costa scored a hat-trick in Chelsea's win over Swansea at the weekend. Read on...
  • Leo Messi is Barcelona’s comic book hero says boss

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Leo Messi is Barcelona's comic book hero says boss Luis Enrique. The coach likened Messi to Manga cartoon Captain Tsubasa and said that the Argentine can do things his cartoon opposite cannot do. More on Luis Enrique's words to the press
  • Alen Halilovic loves the life at FC Barcelona

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Alen Halilovic is loving life at FC Barcelona at the moment. We haven't heard much about the 18 year old Croatian since his arrival at the Nou Camp but he spoke to Zagreb newspaper Jutarnji List and said he was very happy at the Catalan club. Read what else Alen Halilovic had to say
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  • Nike PSG 2014/15 Third Kit Released

    Lee Tattam
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Yesterday the new Nike PSG 2014/15 third kit was released by the French Ligue 1 side. Browse, Compare & Buy PSG Football Kits Online & Save Money! The 2014/15 Paris Saint-Germain 3rd shirt has a red base colour although like all the recently released Nike third kits the collar and the back of the shirt […]
  • Juventus 2014/15 Third Kit Made Nike

    Lee Tattam
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    News from Italy as the new Juventus 2014/15 third kit made by Nike has been officially released after the youth team wore it last week in a match against Inter. Browse, Compare & Buy Juventus Football Kits Online & Save Money Today! The 2014/15 Juventus third shirt has a light green front whilst the back […]
  • Purple Galatasaray Third Kit 2014/15 Released

    Lee Tattam
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    News from Turkey as the new purple Galatasaray third kit 2014/15 made by Nike has been released. Browse, Compare & Buy Galatasaray Football Kits Online & Save Money! The Galatasaray 2014/15 third shirt is made up of two tones of purple with the back of the jersey and the collar a darker shade. Orange stripes […]
  • FC Barcelona 2014/15 Third Kit Made By Nike

    Lee Tattam
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    News from Spain this evening as images of the new FC Barcelona 2014/15 third kit made by Nike have been released. Browse, Compare & Buy FC Barcelona Football Kits Online & Save Money! The 2014/15 Barcelona 3rd shirt is made up of two tones of yellow with the front a lighter shade than the back […]
  • New Nike Manchester City Cup Kit 2014/15 Revealed

    Lee Tattam
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    News from the English Premier League as the new Nike Manchester City Cup kit 2014/15 has been revealed. Browse, Compare & Buy Man City Football Kits Online & Save Money! The 2014/15 Manchester City 3rd shirt is made up with two shades of purple with the back having a darker shade than the front. The […]
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  • Manchester City and The Premiership season so far

    Sammy Jakes
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Moving across to the Etihad Stadium, bitter rivals and the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City started more positively with two wins in two before suffering a shock home defeat to Stoke City. After the 1-0 reverse, City boss Manuel Pellegrini refused to be drawn over the penalty controversy surrounding Yaya Toure. Read the full article [...]
  • Rodgers keen on Monaco star Radamel Falcao

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

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

    Sammy Jakes
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez finally made his debut for the Gunners in the 5-1 victory against Benfica at the Emirates Cup. The Chilean international is the big signing of this summer transfer window at the Emirates, arrived from Barcelona for a £32 million deal. The 25-year-old, who replaced Yaya Sanogo, who scored four goals for the [...]
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  • The introduction of vanishing spray in Premiership 2014-15

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:55 pm
    First we witnessed the whistle in 1878, followed by goal line technology in 2013. Now, a year after in 2014, we have witnessed the introduction of the football refereeing technology, that is “vanishing spray”. After stealing the show at the recent 2014 World Cup, the can of foam has finally made its way to the Premier League this season. 1) What is vanishing spray? Vanish: verb – to disappear suddenly and completely. Spray: noun – liquid that is blown or driven through the air in the form of tiny drops. 2) What is the use of vanishing spray? To provide a temporary…
  • Match Preview: Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    One of the biggest matches of 2014/15 European football will take place on this Saturday evening when the bitter rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will meet at the Bernabeu. Atletico’s victory in La Liga last season might remains in the memory for many fans out there, but it was Real Madrid who finished the campaign by beating their neighbours in the Champions League final last season. The Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been reportedly returned to training and ready to dive into an action after recovering from his minor injuries. Atletico manager Diego Simeone continues…
  • Brendan Rodgers keen on Spaniard goalkeeper Victor Valdes

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has reportedly keeping an eye on former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, as the reports have suggested that the Spaniard would join the Reds next month. It is understood that Rodgers is keen to bring in a new shot-stopper to provide a competition with number one Simon Mignolet, and Victor Valdes is seems to be an ideal option at Anfield. Valdes, 32, who is a free agent after his release from the Catalan club earlier this summer – due to his cruciate ligament injury earlier this year, the former Barca man will not be fit until November. However, the…
  • Fellaini: I will fight for first-team football in Manchester United

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has expressed a desire to compete to re-gain his place in the Red Devils’ strongest XI. The Belgian international was heavily linked with a move to join Serie A side Napoli during the summer transfer window, but due to his ankle injury – the move was not materialised. However, the 26-year-old is focused to earn a place in Louis van Gaal’s starting XI. “I want to fight for my place,” Fellaini is quoted as saying by the Guardian “The coach wants to play with the 11 players who make the best team. I want to be part of that.
  • Manchester City eye Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Manchester City have reportedly lining up a swoop for Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez in January transfer window as they are desperate for cover up front, reports The Sun. The Sky Blues have been left short of options after the departure of Alvaro Negredo, who joined Valencia on loan on the transfer deadline day and John Guidetti to Celtic – leaving City with limited options up front. As a result – The Premier League champions are interested in Rodriguez’s services, who scored 21 goals in 68 Premier League appearances for the Saints. Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be…
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  • The Technology used in Premier League 2014-15

    Sumit Rawat
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    First came the whistle in 1878, followed by goal line technology in 2013. Now, in 2014, we have witnessed the introduction of the third, and possibly final, piece of football refereeing technology: vanishing spray. After stealing the show at the World Cup, the can of foam has made its way to the Premier League, where it will surely continue to be the most exciting part of every football match. 1) What is vanishing spray? Vanish: verb – to disappear suddenly and completely. Spray: noun – liquid that is blown or driven through the air in the form of tiny drops. 2) What is the…
  • Wilfried Zaha eyes Manchester United future

    Sumit Rawat
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    Manchester United midfielder Wilfried Zaha is hoping that he can prove his Old Trafford worth, following his return to Crystal Palace on loan by manager Louis van Gaal, reports The Express. The 21-year-old still has eyes on his Manchester United future, despite being returned to Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal. The England international, who joined the Red Devils in January 2013 and was immediately loaned back to Cardiff City last season, believes that he can prove his worth and could make an impact during his latest spell in South London. “the goal is to do my best here for…
  • Thibaut Courtois extends Chelsea stay

    Sumit Rawat
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has committed his future by signing a new five-year contract with the Blues, the club have announced. We’re pleased to announce @thibautcourtois has signed a new five-year contract… #CFC — Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) September 11, 2014 The Belgian international has established himself as number-one goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge ahead of Petr Cech. The 22-year-old has earned a new contract that will keep him at the club until at least 2019 – following with his impressive displays during three…
  • Rumours: PSG keen on Man United target Kevin Strootman

    Sumit Rawat
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:19 pm
    The French champions Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested to sign Manchester United’s pursuit of Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, according to Le10 Sport. The Persians are keeping an eye on the Dutch international in order to secure his services in January as they look to rebuild their midfield squad. The report claims that the Ligue 1 side are said to be interested in the 24-year-old midfielder and want to offload Adrien Rabiot as part of the contract. The Premier League giant Manchester United are said to be interested in securing Strootman’s signature this January and it is…
  • Biggest Summer Transfers on Deadline Day

    Sumit Rawat
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Finally the summer transfer window has been closed on 1st September 2014 at 23:00 BST. Here are the major confirmed signings from the transfer deadline day on September-1-2014. Radamel Falcao joins Manchester United Manchester United have completed the signing of Colombian striker Radamel Falcao from AS Monaco for £6m on a season-long loan with an option to buy him as a permanent deal. BREAKING: #mufc is delighted to announce Radamel Falcao has joined on a 1-year loan from Monaco with an option to buy — Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 2, 2014 Falcao, 28,…
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  • “Hablar Inglés!”: Van Gaal tells new United players to Speak English

    Ben Cronshaw
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Louis Van Gaal has laid down the law to his new United players: ” Ustedes dębe hablar Inglés!” (You must speak English!) Since the summer of serious spending came to fruition on the 1st September, the look to Manchester United’s squad has taken on a tinge of foreign influence. Comparing the English dominance in David […]
  • Rooney hails ‘Sir Alex the Greatest’ but was the forward right back in 2010?

    Stephen Large
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Wayne Rooney has paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson by describing him as the best manager there’s ever been and then declared he hopes to stay at United for at least another five years. The Manchester United captain was being interviewed by MUTV for a programme marking his ten years at the club. Some people […]
  • OPINION: The boy from Belgium is the future of Manchester United

    Nausherwan Saleem
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    So once the dust has settled on how much money Manchester United have spent, and supposedly abandoned its long-standing traditions, thanks to a 4-0 drubbing of hapless Queens Park ‘Rogers’ (yeah, that’s what Falcao called them on Twitter), the Mirror now chooses to embark on another subject of debate: the role of our golden boy, […]
  • Stunning Manchester United debut delights Angel Di Maria

    Paul Rowles
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    As far as dream debuts are concerned, being involved in every goal of a 4-0 romp and collecting the man of the match accolade is as close to perfect a scenario as anyone could have wished for, especially with the tag of Britain’s most expensive footballer tag around Angel Di Maria’s neck. The newest owner […]
  • Van Gaal using U21′s the ‘old school’ way

    Ken Frampton
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    “For too long the reserve league has become just for kids. In my day if you were not in the first team then you played for the reserves. It wasn’t a punishment; it was about keeping fit. For a good few years now you have hardly seen a United senior in the reserves. I’m glad […]
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  • Bari striker bitten by opponent, sent off for protesting

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Avellino forward Gianmario Comi escaped without punishment during Sunday's Coppa Italia tie despite being accused of biting Bari striker Giuseppe De Luca, who was sent off for his furious reaction. Footage shows Comi appearing to bite De Luca around ten minutes into the second-half as Avellino prepared to take a free-kick. However, the incident was not seen by the referee, who instead decided
  • Goal of the day: Javi Lara (Eibar) vs Real Sociedad

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    Javi Lara scored a sublime free-kick to give Eibar a historic 1-0 win over neighbours Real Sociedad in their first top flight match in the club's 74-year history. #454083412 / A crowd of just under 6,000 packed into the Ipurua Municipal Stadium to witness their first ever La Liga game and their supporters certainly didn't leave disappointed. The newly-promoted side produced an
  • Pub mocks Spurs chairman Daniel Levy with promotional banner

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    One pub close to White Hart Lane has finally found a novel way of using Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy to promote themselves. Levy banner outside the @BeehiveN17 pub. Can we make it the new surfer flag thing for the Park Lane #COYS— Tim Grigg (@timgrigg76) August 24, 2014 Don't forget to join us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates!Also see: Newspaper
  • Leverkusen's Karim Bellarabi records quickest goal ever in Bundesliga history

    24 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi has entered into German football's history books after scoring the fastest goal ever in the Bundesliga en route to a 2-0 win at Borussia Dortmund. #454012034 / Only nine seconds were on the clock and much of the capacity 80,667 crowd inside the Signal Iduna Park had not yet taken their seats when the net was already rippling. From the
  • Bilbao goalkeeper has last-minute equaliser wrongly disallowed for mysterious foul

    24 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    The 2014/15 La Liga season provided the first slice of controversy on Saturday as Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz was denied a dramatic late equaliser at Málaga by a bizarre refereeing decision. #454019112 / With his side 1-0 down in the 95th minute, Iraizoz came up for a last-gasp free-kick and headed a goal that appeared to have earned his side a point until referee
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  • Arsene Wenger Admits Major Wilshere Injury Concerns

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    It has been reported that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits fresh injury concerns for Jack Wilshere after their Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund. The England international twisted his right ankle near the end of the 2-0 defeat and Wenger admitted he was concerned because it is the same joint which ruled him out of […]
  • Chelsea Chief Ron Gourlay Rates Arsenal As Title Contenders

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    It has been reported that Chelsea chief Ron Gourlay won’t write off Manchester United as a title challenger. The bookies make Chelsea favourites for the title and the fans may already be ­dreaming. But Gourlay told the London Evening Standard: “I do not want to be disrespectful to other clubs. There are five who could […]
  • Nathan Baker Insists Aston Villa Confident Ahead Of Arsenal Clash

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker has declared that they are up for their clash with Arsenal. Villa claimed a 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield three days ago thanks to Gabriel Agbonlahor’s early goal and Baker is confident his side can back that up with victory over the Gunners this weekend. “We have done it […]
  • Podolski’s Mickey-Mouse Substitution Summed Up Arsenal Performance

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    It has been reported that Lukas Podolski’s mickey-mouse substitution last night summed up Arsenal’s dismal defeat to Champions League opponents Borussia Dortmund. With Arsenal already 2-0 down and heading for defeat, the 29-year-old was called on by boss Arsene Wenger to enter as a substitute – only for the his introduction to comically be delayed. […]
  • Niall Quinn Pleased To See Danny Welbeck At Arsenal

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Reports are out claiming that former Arsenal striker Niall Quinn is pleased to see Danny Welbeck at Emirates. Quinn, Sunderland’s chairman at the time, signed Welbeck on-loan from Manchester United. He told the Sunday World: “He fits in the mould of football Wenger plays and will relish the challenge at Arsenal and I don’t think […]
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  • LIVE: Parma vs AC Milan

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    Match download links First Half Second Half OFFICIAL LINEUPS Milan: Lopez; Abate, Alex, Bonera (C), De Sciglio; Poli, De Jong, Muntari; Honda, Menez, Bonaventura Bench: Abbiati, Agazzi, Albertazzi, Rami, Zapata, Armero, Essien, Van Ginkel, Saponara, Niang, Pazzini Parma: Mirante; Ristovski, Felipe, Lucarelli, De Ceglie; Acquah, Lodi, Jorquera; Ghezzal, Belfodil, Cassano Bench: Cordaz, Iacobucci, Mendes, Mauri, […]
  • LIVE- AC Milan Transfer News- Deadline Day

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
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    31 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
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    27 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    AC Milan : Agazzi; De Sciglio, Alex, Rami, Constant; Poli, Cristante, Muntari; Honda, Niang, El Shaarawy Bench: Abbiati, Gabriel, Mexes, Albertazzi, Abate, Bonera, Zaccardo, Saponara, Essien, Mastalli, Pinato, Pazzini, Balotelli, Mastour Man City: Caballero, Clichy, Kolarov, Boyata, Nastasic, Fernando, Navas, Zuculini, Sinclair, Jovetic, Iheanacho Bench: Hart, Wright, Lawlor, Richards, Bossaerts, Denayer, Rekik, Yaya Toure, Nasri, […]
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  • La Liga Preview: It’s all about Real Madrid and Barcelona

    Mike Njoroge
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    It was Ramon Mendoza who once proclaimed that for the sake of equality in competition, two superpowers should each have nuclear bombs.The Real Madrid president from 1985 and 1995 meant it as a taunt. To avoid Barcelona giving an excuse that Real Madrid’s squad was significantly better that theirs, Mendoza preferred that Barcelona also have great players in their ranks so that Madrid’s superiority would be unquestionable.In some ways, that has always been the case at Real Madrid and Barcelona.From a history of Alfredo Di Stefano and Ladislao Kubala, to now Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel…
  • Defeats mean Brazil must change

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

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

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

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

    Harvey Mayson
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Originally posted on Paris St Germain have been among the biggest spenders in Europe in recent years. They have established themselves as top dog in France but are still to make significant progress in European competition. Laurent Blanc has again been busy in the transfer market this summer with the £50million signing of former Chelsea defender David Luiz has proved controversial. The Brazilian was singled out for heavy criticism following his country’s humiliating 7-1 defeat against Germany with the general view being that PSG had paid far too much for the player.
  • Wenger excited by Welbeck signing

    Harvey Mayson
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Originally posted on Perhaps the biggest surprise of the summer transfers was the late swoop by Arsenal for 23-year-old Danny Welbeck from Manchester United. The Gunners had received a set-back with news of a long-term injury to French International Olivier Giroud and Wenger was forced to act quickly to fill the void. A goal from summer signing Alexis Sanchez clinched qualification to the Group stages of the Champions League but it was evident that a new striker would be needed for the long season ahead. Arsenal had been linked with various strikers…
  • Costa gives Chelsea a flying start

    Harvey Mayson
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Originally posted on The impact of Diego Costa at Chelsea has been better than even the most optimistic of Blues fans had dared to hope. The Spain international completed his £32million move from Atletico Madrid despite a poor showing in the World Cup and has fired four goals in three games to take Chelsea to the top of the table. Prior to his double-strike at Goodison Park in Chelsea’s 6-3 victory, Costa had missed training for two days following an injury scare. The departure of Fernando Torres led Jose Mourinho to return to the transfer market to secure the signature of…
  • Is Angel the answer to United’s prayers?

    Harvey Mayson
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Originally posted on Manchester United suffered utter humiliation in midweek when they were dumped out of the League Cup 4-0 by Milton Keynes Dons. The competition has been much maligned in recent years with the big Premiership clubs content to field weaker teams. Despite this, United were still expected to account for a team from League 1. Instead, they were well and truly thrashed as Louis van Gaal struggles to get to grips with the enormity of the task facing him at Old Trafford. The transfer window is rapidly approaching its closure…
  • Balotelli signing sets new challenge for Rodgers

    Harvey Mayson
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Originally posted on Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers managed to get the best out of Luis Suarez last season, taking Liverpool to within a whisker of the Premiership title. After a frenzied summer in the transfer market, the Merseyside club are poised to sign another top class but temperamental striker in Mario Balotelli. Liverpool are reported to have agreed a £16million fee for the Italian International from AC Milan. The former Manchester City striker scored for Italy against England in the World Cup in Brazil and is well known to Premiership fans. Liverpool started the new…
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  • Non-League Day: Weekend Starting 06.09.14

    Discount Football Kits
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Non-League Day is an initiative to encourage football fans to attend local amateur and semi-professional matches in a bid to support grassroots football. Founded by James Doe in 2010, and actually a whole weekend rather than a day, NLD has gained popularity with MPs, celebrities and notable ex-pros for its great work in boosting grassroots football This year the legendary Matt Le Tissier will be supporting the initiative as well as working with Prostate Cancer UK – Non-League Day’s official charity, which will receive 10p for every fan that attends a Conference game – there’s no need…
  • NO RUNNING: Walking Football’s Ironically Rapid Rise

    Discount Football Kits
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Walking football is a new trend that’s quickly spreading across the UK. Image Right: derbyshireFA The rules are exactly the same as regular 5-a-side football – the only difference is that you’re not allowed to run. Peter Reddy of Aston University supports the emerging sport as an important healthy lifestyle choice. He added: “Older people’s football is especially valuable for men. Physically active men have a 20-30 per cent reduced risk of premature death and 50 per cent less chronic disease. But by the age of 55-64, only 32 per cent of men say that they take the recommended…
  • 1v1 Coaching Drills

    Louis Lancaster
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Along with these 1v1 drills you can also look at a variety of 1vs in a previous post. If you want to take your coaching to the next level and explore different coaching qualifications you can view our detailed guides. Drill 1.  Process: -White player passes to the blue. -The white player then runs around the mannequin whilst the blue player dribbles around the other. -It is then 1v1 towards goal.   Drill 2.  Process: -It starts with the white player attacking against the blue defender. -As soon as that ball is dead the defender returns to his team whilst the white attacker now sprints…
  • A detailed guide to the FA Youth Award

    Michael Worthington
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    image right: Traditionally, progress up the coaching ladder had four stages. Level One through UEFA B and UEFA A, then onto the Pro Licence if you were lucky enough to be selected. However, there is now an alternative option since the Football Association rolled out their FA Youth Award a few years ago with the aim of allowing coaches to supplement the core coaching pathway with the youth coaching pathway. You can view the FA Coaching Pathways and Provisions by following the link. The course itself is split into three four-day modules where you’re taught practical and…
  • Boys U9s National Team Session

    Louis Lancaster
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    If you coach an U9′s team these training sessions are designed specifically for you. U 9′s Coaching Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above varying the distances depending on ability and numbers. Rules: -4-5 players in each team. -Each team has their own ball and they must transfer the ball end to end. -They must visit both boxes at each end by passing the ball sideways. Progressions: -How many times can they transfer the ball end to end in one minute ? -Can you make a forward pass followed by a backwards pass ? -Can you perform a skill when required?   U 9′s…
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  • Dembele topped the PL passing accuracy in final third

    Clive Elliott
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    With our head coaches desire for us to move the ball forward quicker and always look to play vertical passes, the passing forward league table gives us a basic idea of who is following the basic instruction.Mousa Dembele stepped up on his two previous substitute appearances considerably against Sunderland and surely booked his spot as one of the two defensive midfielders. He provides the defensive aspect but also gets forward as the following statistic shows.Percentage of passes in the final third, Christian Eriksen 44.8%, accuracy 84.6%, Mousa Dembele 43.2%, accuracy 96.9%, the highest in…
  • Kyle Walker-Peters debut call for England U18's

    Clive Elliott
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Tottenham midfielder Kyle Walker-Peters has been rewarded with a debut England call-up for the U18's who take on Italy next week. The squad fly out on Sunday for a game on Wednesday.Manager Neil Dewsnip has called up three new players, Tottenham midfielder Kyle Walker-Peters, Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper Harry Lewis and Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.The England lads travel to Venice to take on the Italians at the Stadio Giovanni Chiggiato in Caorle and Desnip told the FA website the group need these kind of challenges."We are all looking forward to traveling to Italy and facing another…
  • Looking for an improved performance

    Clive Elliott
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Tomorrow sees an away European tie that Pochettino will be looking for an improved performance in after the last game against AEL Limassol in Cyprus.UEFA Champions League, Third qualifying roundLudogrets 0 Partizan Belgrade 0Partizan Belgrade 2 Ludogrets 2Ludogrets win on away goalsBulgarian side Ludogrets showed against Liverpool last night that European football is not easy and we have seen many tough games away form home in the the UEFA Europa League in recent seasons.Apart from the year Jermain Defoe was banging in the European goals we have tended to struggle away from home in the Europa…
  • Giovinco, Baldini, Mason, Independent player ratings

    Clive Elliott
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Hello everyone, good morning and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 62 here is a quick delve into some related articles to today's news that you may have missed.Click on the links to find out more and share on your favourite social media sites. You'll find the icons in the comments box.Today we'll bring a few of the later individual performance reports.Emmanuel Adebayor Performance ReportNacer Chadli…
  • Tottenham target injured for 68 games in last 3 seasons

    Clive Elliott
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    According to CalcioMercato, Tottenham are showing an interest in injury prone Yoann Gourcuff, who is also wanted by Arsenal they tell us.If the the 28-year-old has struggled for form and fitness, why would we be interested? At 28 the Lyon man he is the wrong age unless of course we are looking for an understudy for the attacking midfielder role who is happy to sit on the bench.We have Lamela, Chadi, Eriksen, Kane and Paulinho who can all play there and a host of midfielders in the side. He could provide additional cover as a left sided attacker and would be available on a free transfer…
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    Arsenal News, Transfer, Fixtures, Highlights and Match Report

  • Wenger on Welbeck transfer and his starting against City

    Michael Okeje
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    Arsene Wenger has revealed he could start Danny Welbeck when Arsenal face Manchester City at the weekend. With Olivier Giroud injured, Arsene Wenger  would have Danny Welbeck and Yaya Sanogo as the only traditional strikers in the squad. Welbeck who signed on deadline day for 16 million pounds from Manchester United could get his first start for Arsenal. Speaking ahead of the League clash, Wenger said “I cannot tell you if Welbeck will start but it’s a possibility. I have to assess the squad,”  The Frenchman also revealed Welbeck was not intially in his plans and hinted he…
  • OFFICIAL: Arsenal complete Danny Welbeck signing

    Michael Okeje
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Arsenal have completed the signing of Danny Welbeck from Manchester United for a fee in the region of 16 million pounds. Welbeck who is presently with the England national team developed via the youth ranks at United and has had 90 appearances fro United and 25 appearances for the England national team. Although, Welbeck is not the kind signing craved for by Arsenal fans, his arrival would surely improve the attack as he is far more more experienced than Yaya Sanogo. Welbeck should be available for the Premier League match against Manchester City. 3,604 total views, 35 views today…
  • BREAKING: Arsenal to sign Welbeck (SkySports)

    Michael Okeje
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Arsenal are closing in on a  £16million deal for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck. Arsenal have won the race ahead of North London rivals Tottenham for the signature of the England international. Welbeck was believed to be close to a loan move at White Hart Lane but Arsenal have been able to seal a permanent deal which would see the striker stay at the Emirates for four years. Skysports had also earlier reported the striker was undergoing medicals at London Colney. This deal looks to have been done already. 5,437 total views, 27 views today The post BREAKING: Arsenal to…
  • SHOCKER: Arsenal in for Defoe #transferdeadlineday

    Michael Okeje
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Reports are now suggesting Arsenal have made enquiries for former Tottenham Hotspurs star, Jermain Defoe. Defoe who is now 32 is believed to be wanting a return to England after just spending six months with MLS side, Toronto. We cannot tell how true it is but it is coming from John Cross of The Mirror. Some kind of shocker   1,451 total views, 22 views today The post SHOCKER: Arsenal in for Defoe #transferdeadlineday appeared first on Arsenal News, Transfer, Fixtures, Highlights and Match Report.
  • BREAKING: Wenger makes Ron Vlaar enquiry #DeadlineDay

    Michael Okeje
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    Arsene Wenger has made an enquiry for Aston Villa defender, Ron Vlaar. Wenger is hoping to complete a deal for a defender before the close of the transfer window tonight. The Frenchman was also close to signing Greek international, Manolas who has just completed his move to AS Roma. Calum Chambers is the only central defender in the squad and the lack of depth in the defensive unit was evident in the Leicester match. John Cross of the Daily Mirror reports that Wenger wants another defender to bolster his squad and have made discrete inquiries for Vlaar.     2,602 total views,…
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    Football Stats and Tactics

  • Manchester City 3 – 1 Liverpool: Different approaches in possession, different class in defense

    Ábel Lőrincz
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    Source: The clash of the championsand the runners-up from last season turned out to be a very entertaining tie, with two evenly matchedteams. In the end Manchester City made fewer mistakes at the back, which allowed them to keep three points at home.The match was pretty even in terms of possession (52.8% and 47.2% respectively).Manchester City had 501 successful passes out of 578 attempted, and 130 out of 170 were in the attacking third. Liverpool had 437 passes out of 503 reaching their intended target, and 121 out of 167 were successful.Liverpool's early build-up playIn…
  • England 1 - 2 Italy: Two teams interpret playing with inside wingers differently

    Ábel Lőrincz
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:29 am
     England and Italy played with their wingers coming inside, but they interpreted this tactical weapon in different ways. Italy used it to play crosses into the box, England played with neat short-passing combinations. The two teams defended differently against similar tactics, and it has to be said that England had more problems with this area. This was a very unusual thing to see from a Roy Hodgosn team.The formations England started in a 4-2-3-1 formation, the most surprising selection decision was the inclusion of Raheem Sterling as a number ten. Rooney started on the left, his…
  • Football Stats and Tactics Podcast Episode 7: Matthew Nickels on Youth Coaching

    Ábel Lőrincz
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Source: am very excited to bring you Matthew Nickels in the new episode of the Football Stats and Tactics podcast! The theme of the episode was youth coaching. Matty was very insightful, and I learned a lot from talking to him. I hope you will enjoy the episode as much as I enjoyed recording it!You can read more from Matty on his blog: can follow Matty on Twitter: Follow @mattynickelsFootball Stats and Tactics Podcast 7-Matthew Nickels on Youth Coaching by Ábel Lőrincz on MixcloudThe topics we touched…
  • Augsburg 1 - 2 Schalke 04: Half-time changes get Schalke the victory

    Ábel Lőrincz
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:52 am
     Schalke visited Augsburg in the Friday night fixture of the Bundesliga. The game was a must-win for both teams. Schalke had the chance to get to third place with a win, Augsburg needed to win to keep up their hunt for a Europa League finish.Source: www.abendblatt.deThe formationsBoth teams started in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Schalke's biggest absentees were their right-back Uchida and right-winger Jefferson Farfán. Tim Hoogland started at right-back, the Nigerian international Chiedu Obasi played at right-wing. Former Juventus and Arsenal goalkeeper Alexander Manninger started…
  • Football Stats and Tactics Podcast Episode 6: Gary Curneen

    Ábel Lőrincz
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:49 pm
     I am honoured to bring you Gary Curneen, the author of a new book titled "The Modern Soccer Coach 2014: A Four Dimensional Approach"Source: Gary was very kind to share his vast knowledge with us on the pod about what contributes to successful modern coaching.Football Stats and Tactics Podcast Episode 6: Gary Curneen by Ábel Lőrincz on Mixcloud In this episode we talk about topics like:- What is the common theme behind the coaching sessions of the most successful modern coaches?- How to get players to buy into your coaching methods?- How do you make your team…
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    Premier League - FTBpro

  • The 20 Fastest Players in FIFA 15 Revealed

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    EA Sports have revealed the identity of the 20 fastest players on the new version of FIFA in the lead up to the release of the game.Pace is always one of the most important player attributes in the game and it is unlikely that this year will be any different.
  • Everton Set Target to Win Europa League Ahead of Competition Kick Off

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Everton manager Roberto Martinez and left back Leighton Baines have revealed that they are thrilled to be involved in the Europa League this season, ahead of their opening clash with Wolfsburg on Thursday.The Toffees are also grouped with Lille and Russian outfit Kuban Krasnodar, but Martinez believes the tough fixture list is a reward for their finish in the Premier League last season.
  • The 11 Best Footballers Not Playing in the Champions League This Season

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    The Champions League puts the spotlight firmly on some of the best players from around Europe, but this season there are a host of big names notably absent from the competition.Here are 11 of the best players who are not playing in this season's top club competition.
  • 6 Things That Alan Pardew Needs to Do to Save His Job at Newcastle United

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Last weekend's 4-0 defeat to Southampton has left Alan Pardew's future with the Magpies up in the air, despite the fact he has several years left on his contract.With the vultures circling, here is what the volatile boss needs to do to turn things around...
  • Manchester United Enjoy Team Bonding Session on Champions League Night

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Manchester United may not have Champions League football to contend with this season, but while Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool were struggling on Tuesday night the squad enjoyed a team bonding session at a local restaurant instead. The event was hosted at a Neighbourhood Bar and Restaurant and the
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    Football Rants

  • Real Madrid Off To Flying Start, Despite Sloppy Play

    Emma Schmeidler
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Real Madrid reassured football fans and critics of Spanish football, that despite Spain’s disastrous World Cup campaign, they are still high flying and bring classic, stylish one touch football to the competition. The opener vs Swiss giants, FC. Basel, gave Madrid home field advantage and under the watchful eye of cheering fans, the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu saw a 5-1 victory for the white Kings. In the 14th minute, with the assist from Nacho, Suchy own-goaled giving Madrid the lead. Madrid began to create fluidity and one-touch play, to the game as the first half continued. The crisp…
  • Diamonds are Forever for Louis van Gaal

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    There was much speculation before the weekend about the team Louis van Gaal might field for Manchester United’s home game against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. In particular, the sudden plethora of new signings and talent made you wonder who out of Angel Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Daley Blind and Radamel Falcao would play and what formation they might be utilised in. Would he use his continue to use his favoured wing back based 3-4-1-2, despite injuries to Chris Smalling and Phil Jones? Or would he go back to United’s conventional 4-4-2 with its emphasis on wingers? In the end…
  • Analysing Arsenal’s Defending Against Man City

    Nikhil Agarwal
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    The Premier League returned with a bang, as two of last season’s top four engaged in a highly entertaining clash that culminated in an exciting 2-2 draw. While Arsenal fans will be happy with the brilliant performances of their new summer recruits Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, there are still some worries defensively. Arsenal have now failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their first three premier league matches, and that continued on Saturday, as they allowed Man City to score two very soft goals. Let’s take a closer look at Arsenal’s defence. First goal: For me the…
  • Inzaghi can take AC Milan back to greatness

    Gianluca Filosi
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    Coach Filippo Inzaghi has all the necessary ingredients (well almost) to return the Rossoneri back to their former glory. After learning his craft while at the Primavera side (Milan’s youth team) for two years. The former player now turned manager of Milan is beginning to make a name for himself as one of Europe’s most promising coaches. Two wins from two games in the Serie A translates to a 100 percent record for the young tactician, who has already won over the San Siro faithful. His energy, passion and enthusiasm on the touchline epitomises Inzaghi’s underlying trait – he is a real…
  • The Final Chase for the WSL Title

    Craig Hadley
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    With just three matches remaining in the current Women’s Super League (WSL) season, we take a look at the contenders for the title.   Liverpool Ladies   Liverpool LFC are the reigning WSL champions and under the leadership of manager Matt Beard are in a good position to retain it.  They are currently four points off the top and will face fellow title-challengers Birmingham on September 21 in the first of their final three games. If Liverpool lose, it will almost certainly be the end of their challenge. However, a win will put them into second with a real chance at retaining the…
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    Premier League News

  • City are ready to sign Jay Rodriguez

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    Manchester City are interested in Southampton’s forward Jay Rodriguez and want to sign him if James Milner decides to leave the club this winter. City have the serious problems with the quantity of foreign players in their squad and are able to dismiss English players if they sign the player with English password only. Milner wants to quit Etihad and continue his career in another club where he will have the more playing time.
  • Liverpool still want Lavezzi

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Liverpool are still interested in PSG winger Ezequiel Lavezzi. Argentinian players was considered as the Reds transfer target during the winter transfer window but the deal was not done due to the high asking price from the French club. PSG are unable to make an agreement on contract extension with their star and this makes Liverpool become more active on this direction. Lavezzi is not making any comment regarding his plans yet.
  • Rooney is 3rd in the list of Premier League goalscorers

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    Wayne Rooney now is on the 3rd place in the list of best Premier League goalscorers with 175 goals in 377 matches. The same number of goals has scored Thierry Henry. The second in the list is former United striker Andy Cole with 188 goals and the best goalscorer in the history of Premier League is Alan Shearer (260 goals). As our readers know, Rooney has the good chances to become the best Manchester United and England national team goalscorer of all time.
  • Mourinho: Forget Ronaldo!

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has claimed, his club are not interested in Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and all rumours about the Portuguese attacker’s possible move at Stamford Bridge are false. “Ronaldo is the Real Madrid player, I have worked there and I know that there is no chance, he will change the club. Beside this, the only team, he will join if quits Santiago Bernabeu are Manchester United, so, forget about him”, – said Mourinho.
  • Pellegrini about Negredo’s transfer

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    After the Yesterday match vs Arsenal (2-2), Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has commented one more time, why the club have decided to dismiss Alvaro Negredo. “This decision was made for 2 main reasons. At first, he had received an injury and was not included in the squad for Champions League. The second – I think it was better for him to return in Spain and the player has said it me, so now, he feels more comfortable there”, – announced Pellegrini.
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    Five-A-Side Football Coach | Five-A-Side Football Coach

  • 18 Mistakes You’re Making When Playing Five-A-Side

    Dene Mitchell
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    What’s the difference between an average five-a-side player and a top-class footballing master? A top-class player cuts out the following basic mistakes in their game.  If you want to become a better player, make sure that you are not committing these five-a-side sins. Playing when you’re too tired – use the rolling subs rule.  If there are no substitutes available, ... Read More The post 18 Mistakes You’re Making When Playing Five-A-Side appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
  • 3 Steps to Increasing Your Speed on the Pitch

    Dene Mitchell
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
      Do you need to be fast to be a good five-a-side football player? Growing up, my pace was always one of my strengths when it came to football.  My ability to knock the ball past the defender and beat them to it probably compensated a lot for any lack of technical ability.  However, as my involvement in 11-a-side tailed ... Read More The post 3 Steps to Increasing Your Speed on the Pitch appeared first on Five-A-Side Football Coach.
  • Five-A-Side Football Coach Facebook Community

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

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

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

  • MOTD: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal

    Alex Morgan
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Statistics hardly always tell the whole story. For instance, Arsenal kept 56% possession tonight. But Borussia Dortmund worked harder. Dortmund seemed like they wanted it more. Even the statistics indicate that – as a collective, Dortmund ran eleven kilometers more than Arsenal did. Arsenal’s shot count was a pathetic four, in comparison to twenty-four shots from their German opponents. At one point, Dortmund dispossessed Jack Wilshere in the midfield, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan proceeded to take the ball all the way from his own half into Arsenal’s six yard box before he was…
  • EPL Review – Reactions to Week 4

    Alex Morgan
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Chelsea are the team to beat The Premier League table takes at least a few months to sort itself out, but the gap Chelsea have already formed at the top is astonishing. Just four games into the season The Blues are not only the only team with an unblemished record, but are one of just three teams to have won even three of their games so far. Currently, they are sitting five points ahead of their nearest title rival. Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur sit on seven points, while Arsenal and Liverpool are further back at six. Jose Mourinho teams are usually accredited for their defensive…
  • MOTD: Manchester United 4-0 Queens Park Rangers

    Alex Morgan
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    #455437672 / The last time Manchester United won just two points from their first three Premier League games, was in the 2007/2008 season. They then went on to win the league title and their second Champions League title in the modern era. Their season is far from over. Today, they showed that they still know how to win. There was no better time for all of their galacticos to play together for the first time – against Queens Park Rangers, a side manager by Harry Redknapp, who has now played United fifteen times in his managerial career and lost all fifteen of those…
  • MOTD: Chelsea 4-2 Swansea City

    Alex Morgan
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    England manager Roy Hodgson was watching from the stands tonight, but by the end he was probably wistfully wishing he could be the manager of the Spanish national team. Just eleven minutes in one of the two English players in Chelsea’s squad, John Terry, had put Swansea City in front via an own goal. Then, right on the brink of the half, Spanish international Cesc Fabregas whipped in a corner which his fellow Spaniard Diego Costa headed home. On the other side of halftime Fabregas and Costa combined once again to turn it around, before Costa scored his hat-trick to put Chelsea 3-1 up.
  • Four things to look out for this weekend

    Alex Morgan
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    For better or worse, International break happened. Excuse me, let me re-phrase that: for the worse, international break happened. They were already bad, especially everybody had just settled into the weekend routine of Premier League football again, but the release of the new Euro 2016 qualifying and finals format kind of made the whole entire thing kind of pointless anyway. Yes, we’ve been moaning on and on about it, but you have my word the minute Arsenal-Manchester City kicks off this weekend we’ll shut up about it. Then, you’ll have to tune into Arsenal, Chelsea,…
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    Soccer Highlights

  • Metalist vs Trabzonspor Live

    Time Soccer
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Watch Metalist vs Trabzonspor Live Stream – Highlights Watch UEFA Europa League match between Metalist vs Trabzonspor live at L’viv Arena on September 18, 2014. Catch the action for Metalist vs Trabzonspor live streaming online for free, match videos, goals and highlights. Live streams links will be placing before the The post Metalist vs Trabzonspor Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Fiorentina vs Guingamp Live

    Time Soccer
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Watch Fiorentina vs Guingamp Live Stream – Highlights Watch UEFA Europa League match between Fiorentina vs Guingamp live at Stadio Artemio Franchi on September 18, 2014 in Firenze. Catch the action for Fiorentina vs Guingamp live streaming online for free, match videos, goals and highlights. Live streams links will be The post Fiorentina vs Guingamp Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Napoli vs Sparta Praha Live

    Time Soccer
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Watch Napoli vs Sparta Praha Live Stream – Highlights Watch UEFA Europa League match between Napoli vs Sparta Praha live at Stadio San Paolo on September 18, 2014 in Napoli. Catch the action for Napoli vs Sparta Praha live streaming online for free, match videos, goals and highlights. Live streams The post Napoli vs Sparta Praha Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Everton vs Wolfsburg Live

    Time Soccer
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Watch Everton vs Wolfsburg Live Stream – Highlights Watch UEFA Europa League match between Everton vs Wolfsburg live at Goodison Park on September 18, 2014 in Liverpool. Catch the action for Everton vs Wolfsburg live streaming online for free, match videos, goals and highlights. Live streams links will be placing The post Everton vs Wolfsburg Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Sevilla vs Feyenoord Live

    Time Soccer
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Watch Sevilla vs Feyenoord Live Stream – Highlights Watch UEFA Europa League match between Sevilla vs Feyenoord live at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on September 18, 2014 in Sevilla. Catch the action for Sevilla vs Feyenoord live streaming online for free, match videos, goals and highlights. Live streams links will The post Sevilla vs Feyenoord Live appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
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    Sky Goal

  • Di Maria's agent : We did not ask 8 million euros from Real Madrid

    6 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    The war of words between Real Madrid and his former player Angel Di Maria is ContinuedWho signed for Manchester United lately , About the real reason that led him to leave Real Madrid .Yesterday The club honer Florentino Perez had confirmed that , The player asked to be the second highest-paid player after Cristiano Ronaldo , so this demand had to be refused to maintain the stability of the team .AT the same day , Ángel Fabián Di María had response on these statements and confirmed that he never ask that thing but he felt that the club had…
  • best sports exercise 2015

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    Best Sports Watches to Elevate Your ExerciseThese tried and true timepieces take your workout to the next levelThe sports watch of today is a different beast than it was five or 10 years ago. No longer is it just a timing device—a simple stopwatch with start/stop and lap/reset functions—with a rugged rubber strap and cartoonishly bright buttons.Nowadays, as technology is refined and squeezed into smaller packages, sports watches have essentially become wrist-worn, go-anywhere computers with rugged yet stylish housing, navigation features, advanced multisport functions, Bluetooth…
  • healthy food list 2015

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    The food guide to end all food guides: here are the healthy foods you should be eating nowAre you befuddled by what nutrition experts mean by “eating healthy”? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends loading up on fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean meats — sure, that sounds simple, but which fruits and veggies? What kinds of whole grains? And what constitutes a lean meat?The Simple Superfoods created by Sarah Short is a newly updated guide releasing a list of healthy foods that help people improve health effectively. This online cookbook provides users with precious…
  • a list of the more Common Sports Injuries

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    The following are a full list of sports injuries the more common sports injuries by body part.Theses are the most common sports injuries that need attention in order to heal properly. Some can be treated at home and some require a trip to the doctor.There are hundreds of different sports injuries, but there are certain parts of the body that are more prone to damage than others. In fact, the top three categories comprise more than 80% of all sports injuries. Read on to find out which injuries are most common, as well as ways to prevent and treat these ailments.Foot and heel pain covers…
  • Xabi Alonso : leaveing Real is the most difficult decision of my life

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    Xabi Alonso spoke to the press at the Bernabéu and called leaving Real Madrid "the toughest decision of my life".Spain international Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football after 114 games, two European Championships, and one World Cup.Xabi Alonso joins Bayern Munich: Germany becomes the latest challenge for Alonso to overcomeXabi Alonso has always been one for a challenge. Before becoming a Champions League, European Championships and World Cup winner, he travelled as a teenage Spanish exchange student to Ireland to improve his English. Staying the summer in the…
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    The Sports Waffle

  • The Sports Waffle Podcast – Episode 1 Ian Jenkinson

    Karl O'Shaughnessy
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    I’m joined on episode 1 of The Sports Waffle Podcast by my old school friend Ian Jenkinson. Listen in as we discuss growing up in Kilbarrack in Dublin, local community sports, Arsenal’s transfer window, The North London derby and Ian has a bash at writing a theme song for The Sports Waffle! Oh and there’s […]
  • NFL Pick’Em – The Waffle League Week 2

    Karl O'Shaughnessy
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    It’s week 2 already and I’m here to release my weekly picks for The Waffle League. Week 1, I’m delighted to report, was largely successful as I pulled off a 10-6 record while beating a host of NFL Analysts along the way! That’s 10 correct winners and 6 wrong ones – not bad at all. […]
  • NFL Week 1 Round-Up

    Karl O'Shaughnessy
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    The NFL season is back in full swing and here’s my round-up of what went down in the big games of Week 1 Falcons 37-34 Saints Atlanta kicker Matt Bryant won a thriller in the Georgia Dome for the Falcons against Drew Bree’s New Orleans Saints as he first kicked a 51-yard field goal on […]
  • The Sports Waffle Podcast – Minisode 1

    Karl O'Shaughnessy
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    The wait is finally over….well sort of. Here’s Minisode 1 of The brand new Sports Waffle Podcast for your listening pleasure. In each mini episode (minisode for you cool kids!) I’ll preview what’s coming up in the major episode i.e. who my special guest will be and any other items we may have missed in […]
  • Your guide to watching NFL Football in UK & Ireland

    Karl O'Shaughnessy
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    In case you didn’t know already, the NFL season kicks off again this Thursday night with the defending Super Bowl Champions, Seattle Seahawks hosting NFC rivals Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field. You can watch the game live this week on Sky Sports. Here’s a quick guide to where else you can get your NFL […]
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  • Hazard set to sign new Chelsea deal

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    Hazard set to sign new Chelsea dealChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that midfielder Eden Hazard is close to agreeing a new deal at Stamford BridgeThe deal will see Hazard become the highest paid player in Chelsea’s history, with wages of £200,000 p/w, in a deal which will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2019.Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League match with FC Schalke, Mourinho claimed Hazard can become one of the best of players of his generation if he remains with the Premier League club.“Hazard means a lot because he is a fantasic player and day by day we are…
  • Hakan Calhanoglu stars in thriller between Bayer and Werder Bremen

    13 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hakan Calhanoglu stars in thriller between Bayer and Werder BremenHakan Calhanoglu played a starring role in the 3-3 thriller between Bayer Leverkusen and Werder BremenThe Turkish international scored a stunning free-kick in the 63rd minute levelling the score at 2-2.Calhanoglu received a rating of 7.9 from WhoScored and now has four assists and two goals to his name this season.Çalhanoğlu established himself as a first team player at HSV last season scoring 11 goals and making four assists in 37 appearances.The Turkish international was also named best young player of the 2013/14 season by…
  • Roma state they will not sell Strootman to Manchester United

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    Roma state they will not sell Strootman to Manchester UnitedRoma’s sporting director Walter Sabatini has stated the club will not be selling Dutchman Kevin Strootman to Manchester United in JanuaryStrootman has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester ever since former Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal took over at Manchester United this summer, despite the fact he is currently recovering from a serious knee injury.Roma have worked hard to get the former PSV and Utrecht midfielder back to full fitness and Sabatini told a press conference that Strootman will not be leaving the…
  • Ramsey hoping to face Manchester City

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Ramsey hoping to face Manchester CityAaron Ramsey has admitted he hopes he never plays on a 3G artificial pitch again, after rolling his ankle on international duty for WalesThe injury has made the midfielder a doubt for Arsenal’s weekend clash with the Premier League champions Manchester City.Ramsey is confident he will recover in time to face City in Saturday’s early kick-off.“I hope that’s the last time I play on a plastic pitch,” said Ramsey. “The pitch was very hard, there was no give in it, and I rolled my ankle a little bit.“I could feel it, but hopefully it will be…
  • Wales in Andorra, Croatia welcomes Malta, derby in the Czech Republic

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Wales in Andorra, Croatia welcomes Malta, derby in the Czech RepublicTonight will be continued qualify for the European Championship in France in 2016, and scheduled to be eight matches Besides meeting the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Cyprus, in the framework of Group B will be played another match. Gareth Bale and society from Wales will be at easier test in Andorra, where everything except winning visiting team would be equivalent to a great sensation. In the same period are scheduled even some interesting encounters, the most notable being a duel between the Czech…
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    Thick Accent

  • Pic: Goalscorers Balotelli & Gerrard on Instagram after Liverpool’s win over Ludogorets

    Shadow King
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Another heart stopping win for Liverpool as Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets stretched them till the end and it needed an injury time penalty from the skipper to seal the victory. Here are both the goalscorers pointing at each other as they celebrate the win. The post Pic: Goalscorers Balotelli & Gerrard on Instagram after Liverpool’s win over Ludogorets appeared first on Thick Accent.
  • Stunning Giuseppe Bellusci free kick for Leeds v Bournemouth [Video]

    Shadow King
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Total screamer from Leeds’ Italian defender Giuseppe Bellusci, who was on loan form Catania but signed permanently for Leeds in August. Somebody described the free kick on Wiki as ‘boner busting’, that should give you an idea! Leeds United won the match 1-3 after conceding a goal in the 6th minute. The post Stunning Giuseppe Bellusci free kick for Leeds v Bournemouth [Video] appeared first on Thick Accent.
  • Pic: Manchester United’s Spanish speaking armada on a night out!

    Shadow King
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Marcos Rojo on Instagram and De Gea on Twitter showing the brewing bond between Manchester United’s newly formed Spanish speaking contingent! The post Pic: Manchester United’s Spanish speaking armada on a night out! appeared first on Thick Accent.
  • VIDEO: Mario Balotelli scores his 1st Liverpool goal v Ludogorets

    Shadow King
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Great assist from Alberto Moreno, a sharp finish from Mario Balotelli and a humongous sigh of relief in Anfield! The post VIDEO: Mario Balotelli scores his 1st Liverpool goal v Ludogorets appeared first on Thick Accent.
  • VIDEO: Ciro Immobile dissects the Arsenal defence to score a goal for Dortmund

    Shadow King
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    The Italian ran from behind the half line and completely by-passed each Arsenal player in the vicinity to score this solo goal! The post VIDEO: Ciro Immobile dissects the Arsenal defence to score a goal for Dortmund appeared first on Thick Accent.
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  • Predicted Chelsea Lineup To Face Schalke: Oscar Stars From The Bench, Cech & Luis To Be Involved

    Pratik Sarkar
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    Visit SoccerSouls Chelsea welcome Schalke on Wednesday evening to kickstart the 2014-15 Champions League campaign in a bid to go a couple of steps better after their defeat to Atletico Madrid in the semifinals last season. Jose Mourinho must be quietly confident of starting their European journey on a winning note after the visitors Schalke suffered a 4-1 defeat at the weekend to Borussia Mönchengladbach, making it their worst start to a Bundesliga campaign in 46 years.  With one eye on the trip to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, Jose Mourinho would have one or two selection dilemmas to…
  • The Best EPL Xi So Far: Featuring 4 Chelsea & 1 Arsenal Star, None From Liverpool Or United

    Abhay Shenoy
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls It is very early in the season and it has obviously started in a very exciting manner. The league table is fully opened up and the EPL is in its bare competitiveness for everyone to enjoy. There have been some really standout performances from some of the players so far and it is just temporary form. Major teams like Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City are still to kick start fully whereas Manchester United just won their first match the other day. Chelsea on the other hand have won all their games and are looking ominous. Here is the best XI based on current form and…
  • Forget Balotelli: Why This £12m Star Will Be Crucial For Liverpool This Season

    Steve Newell
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls Alberto Moreno: Liverpool’s key summer signing Liverpool surpassed all expectations and predictions last season as they narrowly missed out on winning their first league title in 24 years, partly because the Reds superb and highly praised attacking displays were not helped with regular defensive frailties which ultimately cost them. Brendan Rogers immediately identified that the full-back positions needed strengthening  and wasted no time in bringing in new faces, with left back Alberto Moreno joining from Sevilla and right back Javi Manquillo making a two season loan…
  • The Striker Conundrum: Why Manchester United’s Star Attacker Should Be Left On The Bench

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls Such is the competition at the highest level of football that when you sign a new player, it automatically means that another player who used to play in a similar position is likely to lose out. While competition surely does breed success, the truth is that there is only so many games in a particular season and given the competition for places, some players are bound to play lesser than others. As the season wears on, it is highly unlikely that you can keep every player happy. When Manchester United signed Robin Van Persie a couple of years, many thought that it spelled the…
  • (Hilarious) Arsenal Players Searching For Their Missing Defense During Dortmund Game

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Visit SoccerSouls Arsenal had a humiliating night at Germany after getting comfortably beaten by Borussia Dortmund. During the game, Arsenal players in bench were found searching for something. May be they were searching for their defense which went missing for major course of the game. Watch the funny video here,     The post (Hilarious) Arsenal Players Searching For Their Missing Defense During Dortmund Game appeared first on SoccerSouls.
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    MUFC Blog - News - Predictions

  • Manchester United 4-0 QPR Match Review

    Haydn Cunningham
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Well it has been a long time coming! I feel slightly rejoiced that I can finally go into work and walk with my head held high and not be at the centre of the jokes for a change. It was a fixture which many Manchester United fans were looking forward during the international break due to the amount of new players that have arrived into the club and were set to make their debuts. All the aftermath regarding Falcao, Danny Blind, Marcus Rojo and Angel di Maria completely sounded out the Old Trafford return of Rio Ferdinand who was told by Ed Woodward last season that he wouldn’t have a…
  • Transfer Window to Remember for United

    Haydn Cunningham
    7 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The summer transfer window was certainly one to remember for Manchester United fans. We have become accustomed to United just gradually introducing one player per season to add to the already talented jigsaw puzzle we’ve built over the past couple of decades but for Louis Van Gaal’s leadership, Ed Woodward has brought a host of new names through the Old Trafford door. We already had confirmed Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria which took our summer spending to over £100million but deadline day also brought two new big name signings into the club. Daley Blind has been a…
  • Another Week of Dramatic Scenes

    Haydn Cunningham
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    It seems as though Manchester United can’t just have a settled week where they gain 3 points in the league and prepare for the next Premier League fixture of the schedule. Instead, we’ve endured a torturous few days where we disappointingly dropped points at Sunderland and then faced the embarrassment of losing to MK Dons 4-0, in the Capital One Cup 2nd round. However, sandwiched rather reputably in the middle of these two failures was the British record signing of Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for £59.7million. It smashes the £50million Chelsea paid Liverpool for Fernando…
  • Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City match report

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

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

    Kwabena Offei Agyepong
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    (The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.) First things first: If wishes were horses, Auntie Comfort’s son would be riding all 510 in the James Bond Aston Martin. But certainly, life isn’t about wishes and that explains why my Kia Forte’s horsepower is only 156. In the same vein, Kwesi Nyantakyi and his Ghana Football Association (GFA) wished away the Presidential Commission of Inquiry–into the Black Stars abysmal showing in Brazil 2014–but lived to witness the work of the commission in spite of their further attempts at bullying every Tom,…
  • Highlights: More action from the Premier League Round 4

    Keith Cyril Akita
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    WATCH HIGHLIGHTS OF MANCHESTER UNITED’S 4-0 WIN OVER QUEENS PARK RANGERS: Your browser does not support iframes. Manchester United got their season back on track by recording an emphatic 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on Sunday. The result marked their first win of the current Barclays Premier League campaign under manager Louis van Gaal. The Reds opened the scoring through their new star signing Angel di María on the 24th minute mark when he curled in a free-kick from yards out, eluding every player in the box before going straight into an empty net. Twelve minutes…
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. dominates Marcos Maidana in rematch

    Keith Cyril Akita
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    LAS VEGAS — Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally put to rest whatever doubts some members of the boxing fraternity may have had after his close first bout with Marcos Maidana in May 2014. The undefeated 37-year-old pugilist put on an excellent boxing performance in their rematch to improve to a 47-0, 26 KOs record, coming by way of unanimous decision to successfully defend his welterweight and junior middleweight world titles in front of a crowd of 16,144 on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The judges scored the bout 116-111, 116-111 and 115-112, all in favor…
  • Highlights: Real Madrid 1-2 Atletico Madrid [video]

    Kwame Osei
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    No Diego Costa. No problem. Atletico Madrid secured a 2-1 win over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in their La Liga clash today. Real Madrid’s early season struggles continued and Madristas will be hoping the team can make up for the losses of Angel di Maria and Xabi Alonso and get James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos firing.  Atletico went up 1-0 in the 10th minute after Tiago headed in from a Koke corner to the near post. Real Madrid answered from the spot after Cristiano Ronaldo earned and scored his penalty past Atletico goalie Miguel Angel Moya. Karim Benzema was wasteful after…
  • Highlights: Premier League Round 4 [video]

    Kwame Osei
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Manchester City in a thrilling game where both teams led at various points. Danny Welbeck made his Gunner debut and had the first clear chance but his deft chip over Joe Hart hit the post. New Gunner Alexis Sanchez is quickly becoming the crowd favorite after scoring his third goal in three games. The Chilean winger was a menace all afternoon and volleyed past Joe Hart to put Arsenal ahead shortly after Jack Wilshere scored a solo effort to cancel Kun Aguero’s opener. However with 7 minutes left on the timepiece…
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  • 5 Less Known Facts About Christian Atsu

    Pedro Almeida
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu is an up and coming player not only in his country but also for his current club Everton. After representing Ghana at the 2014 World Cup, Atsu is looking at building on that and establish himself as a name in the Premier League.He moved to Everton this season on loan from Chelsea, and is looking at getting playing time to be able to continue to grow and mature as a footballer. For some he might be a bit of an unknown, but here are five facts that will help you get to know him a bit better.Fact 1After his first international match with Ghana, he was nicknamed…
  • Sounders Win US Open Cup 100th Anniversary

    Kon Rabinovich
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Professional football in America has been on and off for varying periods of time with the original NASL league and now the MLS running for nearly two decades. But the oldest football tournament in the United States is celebrating a century this year, with the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup being contested since 1914.The story for this year's final was written in the stars so to speak. The Philadelphia Union had never raised the US Open Cup title in their short history, but when they qualified to the final against the Seattle Sounders, they were looking to pay a tribute to another team from…
  • Cheer For Another Side From My Country in Europe? Don't Be Ridiculous

    Iain Jones
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    As a supporter of Manchester United I am on the outside looking in this year in terms of European competition.The first proper match day of the Champions League, and I'm referring to the start of the group stage not the pre-qualifying bollocks, often fills me with excitement. I'll get to see my beloved Red Devils take on European heavyweights like Juventus, Bayern Munich or APOEL Nicosia. Well perhaps that last one is a stretch, but in fairness to the club from Cyprus they're actually in the tournament this year, while United are still recovering from one of their worst seasons in twenty five…
  • Kampion Card Game Design - 126 Footballers (Gallery)

    Kon Rabinovich
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    "The Playable Art Gallery" as the website describes this football card game, this one was designed by over 100 designers from around the world. Every card features a football great, and every single one is illustrated in a totally different style. To check out the Kampion website Click Here
  • Mexican Politician Calls Ronaldinho a Monkey

    Pedro Almeida
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Carlos Manuel Treviño Núñez a local politician in Querétaro, Mexican city to which Ronaldinho has moved to, so he can represent the local football club, took to social media to voice his rage and called Ronaldinho a monkey in the process.“I am trying to be tolerant, but I hate football, and the stupidity that causes in people. I hate it even more because people pack the streets and cause me to be 2 hours late on my way home. All of this to go see a monkey. Brazilian, but nevertheless a monkey. This is a ridiculous circus.” wrote the local politician on social media.This is another…
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    The Football Vault

  • UEFA Champion’s League Group Stage Breakdown Match Day 1

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    With the UEFA Champion’s League Group Stage set to begin, every team will look to get off on the right foot. With both the prestige and finances involved in the tournament it looks to be another highly competitive year. Last year’s champions Real Madrid secured their record 10th title(La Decima) and will look to defend it against stiff competition such as Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund. Here are the breakdowns, displaying each group, the potential winners and the favorites GROUP A Atletico Madrid: Spain’s champions and last year’s Champion’s League runner ups, going…
  • Arsenal TV Interviews Samuel L. Jackson

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Samuel L. Jackson was at the Emirates on Saturday to watch Arsenal and Manchester City battle out a 2-2 draw. Many wondered why he was photoed with Arsenal players in their change room after the match. Apparently, the actor was a guest of Theo Walcott’s that day and he had been invited to join the players in the dressing room by the English attacker. He did an interview with Arsenal TV afterward in which he discusses the match and the allure of Premier League football.
  • Chelsea Youngster Jeremie Boga Scores An Outrageous Solo Goal

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    Remember the name Jeremie Boga! The Chelsea youngster has been featured on here before after scoring a goal of similar quality during Chelsea’s preseason tour. He is back again with yet another outrageous solo goal. This time in a U21 match against Everton, the 17 year old attacker managed to weave his way around half the Everton team before slotting the ball into the back of the net. We are sure to be hearing his name more in the future, so remember the name! Sorry, you don’t have HTML5 video and we didn’t catch this properly in javascript. You can try to view the gif…
  • AC Milan’s Jeremy Menez Scores Spectacular Back Heel

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    AC Milan’s Jeremy Menez capped off an eventful Sunday for the Italian giants with a beautiful back heel goal. In a match that saw Milan triumph in a nine goal thriller against Parma, Menez’s goal was the pick of the bunch. The French attacker stole the ball off the Parma defense, and used some great ingenuity to pass the ball to himself around the keeper, and slot home one of the best goals of the season. The goal will have many Milan fans saying “Balotelli who?”
  • Arsenal 2 – Man City 2: Match report

    The Football Library
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    A grueling encounter between Manchester City and Arsenal saw them play out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Emirates. Just over a month ago, Arsenal left as victors in the Community Shield, with a dominant 3-0 scoreline. Wenger’s team linked up well and showed glimpses of what we could expect to see this season. However, it hasn’t been similar at the start of this season. With just one league win, and 2 draws, Arsenal needed a win against City. The match kicked-off at 12.45 pm in a roaring Emirates. Arsenal had the best of chances early on, as they dominated. Danny Welbeck nearly…
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  • Bayern Munich vs Manchester City: Champions League Group E Preview

    Jimmy Cartwright
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Two familiar foes meet at the Allianz Arena as Bayern Munich take on Manchester City in the Champions League Group stage for the third time in four seasons. Both sides have started their domestic league campaigns in reasonable fashion. At the weekend, Manchester City battled to earn a point at Arsenal, while Bayern dispatched Stuttgart comfortably with a 2-0 win. The face of Bayern has changed slightly since the last time the two sides met, and new signing Xabi Alonso has become an instant hit, putting in two man of the match performances to prove what a valuable asset he already is to the…
  • Diego Costa Named Premier League Player of the Month for August

    Darren Ash
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Diego Costa scored a hat trick against Swansea City as Chelsea won 4-2 on Saturday to keep their 100% record going. The 25-year-old striker was already receiving several plaudits ahead of the game, having received the Player of the Month award after just three appearances since his £32m move from Atletico Madrid. Goals against Burnley and Leicester – and a brace against Everton – helped Chelsea to a maximum of nine points at the start of the season and Costa was able to silence his doubters. Last season, Chelsea’s main issue was the lack of a natural goalscorer up…
  • Real Madrid Stunned as Arda Turan Seals 2-1 Victory for Atletico at the Bernabeu

    Siyang Xu
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Goals from Tiago and Arda Turan earned Atletico Madrid their second league victory at the Bernabeu in two seasons, a result that will feel even better for Simeone’s men following their loss to their biggest rivals in last season’s Champions League final. Many have written off Atletico’s chances of defending their title this season after several key players departed the club during the transfer window, but the summer exodus seems to have had little impact last night as a well-drilled, efficient performance earned them a crucial win in Real Madrid’s own back yard. In a…
  • Late Demichelis Header Earns Draw for Manchester City against Arsenal

    Sam France
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    A late Martin Demichelis header from a corner was enough for Manchester City to claim a hard-earned draw away at Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday. After Sergio Aguero had given City a first-half lead, Arsenal struck twice in ten minutes through Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez and looked to be on course for a deserved win, but a spell of pressure from City late on and some awful defending of a corner ensured that the two giants would share the spoils. The hosts started the game off by far the better team, exploiting weaknesses in a City midfield that was missing Yaya Toure and Fernando,…
  • Daniel Sturridge out for up to Three Weeks with Thigh Injury

    Jeroen Adriaanse
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Last week proved again that going on international duty isn’t without any risks, as English giants Liverpool again received unpleasant reports about some of their players, with German midfielder Emre Can, Joe Allen and Daniel Sturridge now joining the club’s injury list. In brief, the 20-year-old German is expected to miss around six weeks of action after suffering an ankle injury while playing for Germany’s U21 squad, as per Liverpool’s official twitter account. Sadly enough, this means that Can’s impressive progress will be on a hold for some time, with the Reds…
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    Football Extras

  • Jose Mourinho confirms Eden Hazard to get bumper 50 million pounds deal

    Football Extras
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the Belgian ace Eden Hazard is poised to sign a £50million five-year contract extension, according to The Express. The 23-year-old forward still has three years left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge and Mourinho confident that Hazard will commit his long-term future to the Premier League club [...]
  • The story of Premiership season 2014-15 so far

    Football Extras
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    The start of each football season brings hopes and dreams, but also the one man who opposes both of those things. Mark Lawrenson, a former Liverpool defender returns with his occasionally correct predictions. We managed to get hold of one of Lawro’s early drafts before it was edited by the BBC. Read the full article [...]
  • EPL Preview: Man United vs. QPR

    Football Extras
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is desperate to register their first win of the season along with his summer recruits. The Argentine defender Marcos Rojo has been granted a UK work permit and Luke Shaw is fully fit to be a part of the game to Old Trafford. The summer deadline signing Daley Blind [...]
  • Manchester City: Stevan Jovetic and Fernando ruled out through injury

    Football Extras
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Montenegrin striker Stevan Jovetic will be sidelined for tomorrow’s showdown at Arsenal with a hamstring strain, while the summer signing Fernando will also be absent from the action at the Emirates Stadium. Jovetic, who has impressed with his stellar performance in the early part of the season [...]
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  • Transfer Deadline Day 2014 – Premier League Ins And Outs

    Shantanu Ambekar
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Transfer deadline day is one of the busiest days in the Premier League football calender and IntoTheTopCorner will keep you updated with all the latest Ins and Outs. Here is a list of all the confirmed transfers involving all twenty Premier League clubs and also other top European transfers. Please, keep refreshing the page for […] The post Transfer Deadline Day 2014 – Premier League Ins And Outs appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • Why Mario Balotelli Is A Gamble Worth Taking For Liverpool?

    Shantanu Ambekar
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    When Brendan Rodgers was quizzed about the prospect of signing Mario Balotelli during Liverpool’s pre-season tour of the United States, he categorically denied it and there was no room for any doubt or argument. Fast forward three weeks and the 24-year-old Italian, on Monday, completed one of the summer’s most surprising deals as he joined the […] The post Why Mario Balotelli Is A Gamble Worth Taking For Liverpool? appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • Manchester United – The Three Mistakes

    Anurag Bhagwat
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
    United, Man United We’r the boys in red & we’re on our way to Wembley! Wembley, Wembley! We’re the famous Man United & we’re on our way to Wembley! These are a few verses from the official Manchester United song. Ironical aren’t they? Yes, they are as they are now out of the Capital One Cup. […] The post Manchester United – The Three Mistakes appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • Will The Indian Super League Help India Finally Embrace Football?

    Abu Ali
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    With a population of an estimated 1.27 billion people, India’s national football team is ranked a lowly 150. Countries such as St. Lucia and Aruba (population 180,000 and 102,000 respectively) are ranked above them. Although a larger  population does not necessarily equate  to a better team, it is surprising that India have not produced a capable […] The post Will The Indian Super League Help India Finally Embrace Football? appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
  • Premier League Weekend Roundup – Gameweek 1

    Tanya Kini
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    The new season has started and EVERYONE has already gone mad. Predictions flowing in as to who will get relegated (Burnley, QPR, Sunderland) and who will win the league in May (Chelsea) and who will finish in the European spots. But the opening weekend was unlike anything that anyone had seen. Three red cards were shown, […] The post Premier League Weekend Roundup – Gameweek 1 appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
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  • German Bundesliga Weekend Verdict

    Danial Hassan
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    The second week of German Bundesliga ends with just four teams that got three points. The first match of the 2nd week of Bundesliga was on Friday 29th August between
  • Sunday Mania: Liverpool, Aston Villa won their matches

    Abdul Rehman
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    Liverpool won 3-0 against Tottenham, Aston Villa beat Hull City 2-1 and Arsenal drew the match 1-1 with Leicester CIty. The big match of the Super Sunday was between Liverpool
  • English Premier League third week Saturday Verdict

    Danial Hassan
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    The third weekend of the premier league ends with great results as Chelsea, Stoke, Southampton and Swansea stood stand. The first match in the English Premier League third week, on Saturday
  • Manchester United signs Daley Blind from Ajax

    Abdul Rehman
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    Manchester United has signed Daley Blind in estimated €17.5 million deal from Ajax. According to reports, Louis Van Gaal has finally bought a defensive midfielder Daley Blind for Manchester United before the
  • Xabi Alonso joins Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich

    Danial Hassan
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    Real Madrid’s midfielder has joined German champions Bayern Munich for £5 million. One of the best central midfielders in the world, Xabi Alonso has joined German Champions Bayern Munich today
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    Dugout Debate

  • Guardiola talks up Manchester City’s chances

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City are one of a handful of clubs who can win the Champions League this season. Bayern Munich faced off against the Premier League champions last season and the former Barca boss believes they’ve taken a step forward one year on and should now be considered as serious contenders to win the tournament. This is City’s third season in Europe’s top competition and have struggled to make their mark. They were knocked out of the group stages in their maiden Champions League appearance and were knocked out in the last 16 last year, falling to the…
  • Aston Villa receive Benteke boost

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Aston Villa have made an unexpectedly good start to the season, three wins and a draw finds them second in the Premier League, just two points behind Chelsea. Paul Lambert and co have managed to achieve this all without their star striker, Christian Benteke, who has been out for five months with a torn achilles tendon. Villa may have reached the dizzy heights of second place in the Premier League, but you could argue they’re missing their Belgian hit man as they’ve relied on solid defensive performances to earn their points so far this season. In four Premier League games,…
  • Coutinho open to contract talks

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Philippe Coutinho has revealed he’s keen to commit his future to Liverpool and would be open to talks to agree an extension. The creative midfielder joined the Merseysiders in January 2013 after failing to make an impact at Serie A club Inter Milan and settled straight in at Anfield. Coutinho played a key role in his first full season in the Premier League, helping Liverpool to a second placed finish, their highest placing in England’s top flight since 2009. Competition is rife at Anfield for a place in the starting line-up, especially in the attacking midfield roles. Coutinho…
  • Taider explains brief Southampton stay

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Saphir Taider was one of the summer signings Ronald Koeman was hoping would steady the ship at Southampton following the departure of several high profile names. However, before the transfer window closed, the Inter Milan midfielder terminated his season long loan spell and returned to Italy. Taider did not return to his parent club to play a part in Internazionale’s ongoing mission to return to the top of Italian football, but to join Serie A club Sassuolo instead. It had been speculated that the 22-year-old was struggling to settle in at Premier League outfit Southampton, triggering…
  • Manchester City showing first signs of FFP restrictions

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed the club were forced to sell Alvaro Negredo in the summer due to the Financial Fair Play rules. The Citizens have been the biggest investors in the transfer market over the past few years and many have been waiting for FFP to kick in and halt their seemingly unstoppable spending power. Well now it appears the new regulations have finally begun to catch up with them. Manchester City have already been fined £49m for breaching FFP and now they’ve had to sell one of their star strikers to avoid further sanctions. There was confusion…
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    Anfield Family


    Stuart Drewery
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    LIVERPOOL ARE BACK IN EUROPE, with a BANG! VICTORY, at Anfield. The anticipation for this game was almost too much. I got very nervous about our first Champions League game in about 5 years, especially after only losing a few days ago to Aston Villa – could we be unlucky enough to lose two games in a row? Would we go on a “losing streak” or would we bouncing back and proving that we are still LIVERPOOL, 5 TIMES EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS? Mario Balotelli got to start this game and was not substituted by the manager at any point, like Rodgers had chosen to do in the Aston Villa game.

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Finally, fans waiting to see Liverpool play again in the Champions League will get their wish fulfilled on Tuesday when the Reds host Bulgarian A-League champions PFC Ludogorets Razgrad at Anfield. Liverpool fans have had to wait five painful years to watch them compete in Europe’s most prestigious tournament and I dare say that no faithful Kopite will really want to miss watching their European journey. Liverpool are in Group B of the tournament and it is perhaps fairly safe to say that they have great chances to progress to the knockout stages. So who are our opponents in the group…

    Stuart Drewery
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Liverpool have lost at home. Many call Anfield a “FORTRESS”, mostly when we manage to keep clean sheets and defeating many people in lots of home games. After the display against Villa, I am sad to say I can’t use that word to describe our stadium right now- we just haven’t earned it this season. The only goal of the game was a shot deep inside the box from Gabriel Agbonlahor that just managed to make its way past Mignolet, Gerrard and Lallana (who were on the goal line). We never equalized. The potential was there. The starting line up despite being affected by…

    Stuart Drewery
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Liverpool have had to face some injury problems this season already. Adam Lallana was out for the first month of fixtures while he recovered from an injury. Recently, during the “International break”, all the Premier league teams did not play to allow the qualification fixtures for Euro 2016 to take place. England’s campaign for the same, however, resulted in the injury of Liverpool’s most prolific striker, Daniel Sturridge. It was also reported that Jordan Henderson had limped off in training with his country and many (Liverpool fans) have already started to question…

    Stuart Drewery
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Liverpool are back to winning ways again and proven some important points whilst doing it. We’ve proven all the people who thought a run of bad results would follow our defeat to Manchester City VERY, VERY WRONG. Some football fans (not Liverpool fans usually) have kept reminding us that we no longer have Suarez and that we would need him for big games like this… well, we’ve also proven them wrong too. Three goals, three points and Liverpool were definitely the stronger side throughout the whole game. Liverpool started the game with a new addition to the team we had not seen…
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    Gooners Banter

  • Mertesacker Doesn’t Tow The Line Of Those Who Think Calum Chambers Is Not Yet Ready For The English National Team.

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Arsenal bought Calum Chambers as a right-back to challenge Mathieu Debuchy for  that spot, which saw Carl Jenkinson go out on a season-long loan to West Ham United and we all thought that the player would definitely not stand a chance against Mathieu for the starting berth- at least for 2 seasons to come- but
  • Wenger Urges Mesut Ozil’s Critics To Put On Paolo Di Canio’s Tainted Glasses.

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Wenger has heaped Praises on Mesut Ozil’s style of play, particularly, his precision on the ball, which sometimes seems lacklustre due to his effortlessness in carrying out his duties and has said that he is more than happy to have the German International within his ranks and is expecting him to blossom again, once he
  • Joel Campbell Ready To Show The Fans What They Have Been Missing.

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Joel Campbell is just beginning his first season at the English Premier League but that has not stopped him from setting his sights on achieving some amounts of glory with his club, as he has vowed to show his stuff whenever the manager gives him the chance to play in the team. The Costa Rican international has been
  • Oxlade Chamberlain Backs Yaya Sanogo To Break His Jinx.

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Arsenal will file out against Besiktas in the  2nd leg of the Champions League qualifier game and will have to make do without the services of Oliver Giroud, who got injured against Everton in the English Premier league, with uncertainty still hovering over his return date and rumors suggesting that he will be out for close
  • Wenger Ready For A Besiktas Show-down After The Everton Stalemate.

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It’s no secret that Arsenal were relieved when the referee blew the final whistle to call an end to the Everton game. you could see it in the faces of the fans and it was quite clear that they were not prepared for the early defeat in the new season. The players were no exception; as they
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  • The United Way

    John Duncan
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    I have spent the past week complaining about Danny Welbeck’s exit from Old Trafford and in one sentence (uttered in a recent press conference) Louis Van Gaal demonstrated why he is the manager of Manchester United Football Club, and not me. When again challenged about Welbeck’s departure the Dutchman pointed out that 27 goals in 141 games does not compare as well as say Wayne Rooney or Robin Van Persie. So, a lack of goals was, apparently, van Gaal’s primary reason for allowing Welbeck to leave the club and on that logic I can’t fault him. From value for money point of view that is…
  • Welbeck Scores for England and Joins Arsenal!

    John Duncan
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Welbeck scores two for England but was still only good enough to be allowed to leave Untied for £16 Million. It’s not often the Red Devils let go a free scoring full international player. I must say that it was nice to see England win the game against the Swiss and put the trauma of the World Cup performance behind them. The score was a little flattering to an England side who laboured for long periods, however, it is the result that counts and it is three points in the qualifying bag, so to speak. Either way, it was good to see a United player scoring on international duty… oh yes,…
  • Transfer Deadline Day

    John Duncan
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Transfer Deadline Day always brings with it fear and trepidation. Who will we sign, who will be a shock departure? Will Harry Redknapp grab himself a bargain? (seriously he has re-signed Niko Kranjcar for like the 17th time in his career) Mexico striker Javier Hernandez is on his way to Real Madrid on loan for the season. Interestingly, it tells you something of the players calibre when he is loaned out to arguably a higher placed team. Let’s be honest, Real Madrid are amongst footballing royalty… so why did United let him go? Was Hernandez first choice for the Spaniards?  Unlikely, in…
  • Danny Welbeck Allowed to Leave

    John Duncan
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Danny Welbeck has been told he can leave United, however, the only stipulation is that he can only go to a team outside of the top seven clubs. Whilst new manager Louis Van Gaal has the right to change personnel as he sees fit I was disappointed to suddenly see United fans commenting that Welbeck was not of United quality. The boy plays for England for goodness sake! It will be a shame to see him go but I can understand Van Gaal wanting to free up some money and a squad place. As it stands, the Dutchman likes to play one or two strikers up front but rarely three. With three big name strikers…
  • Manchester United 1 – Swansea 2… Records Tumble at Old Trafford Again!

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

    Sarad Shrestha
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Everton finally kick started their campaign following their 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. The win would have come as a huge relief for manager Roberto Martinez as
  • West Bromwich Albion vs Everton: Match Preview

    Sarad Shrestha
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Venue: The Hawthorns Date: 13/09/2014 Kick-off: 15:00 (BST) Match Everton were handed a very tough run of early fixtures this season and although the Toffees have played well, they have
  • Everton FC Report Card: David Henen

    Sarad Shrestha
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    After a frantic summer in the transfer market, it was a very quiet 24 hours for Everton on deadline day. Having conducted his business early on in the window, manager
  • Everton vs Chelsea – Match Ratings

    Sarad Shrestha
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Everton’s difficult start to the campaign continued after the Toffees succumbed to their first defeat of the season after being thumped 6-3 by Chelsea at Goodison Park. While the match
  • Everton FC Signing Report Card: Samuel Eto’o

    Sarad Shrestha
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    It has been a difficult start to the season for Everton so far but in all fairness, the fixture list could not have been tougher for the Toffees. As a
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    We Are Wearside

  • What Have We Learned Already About Ricky Alvarez?

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    It’s tough to take much from his 65-minute debut, but reminiscing a little I think the Spurs game gave us a few clues as to whether or not Ricky Alvarez will be a success or failure on Wearside. [[]]To start from a statistical perspective, Alvarez is yet to misplace a pass in red and white after a 100% success rate. Though with an average distance of just 11 metres and five passes made in the final third (none in the box) – it’s clear his first focus was to retain possession. He did attempt a trio of crosses, though unfortunately none of these got close to the six yard…
  • WAW Reader’s Man of the Match Vs Tottenham

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    The readers have spoken, and the results are in! With the closest result so far, the WAW Reader’s Man of the Match for the 2-2 home draw with Tottenham is…[[]]Man of the Match – Lee Cattermole (7.62)After a brief dip against QPR, Lee Cattermole once again comes away with the WAW Reader’s Man of the Match award for the third time! With Spurs’ impressive midfield attempting to control the game, Catt’s influence was crucial to prevent a rout. With some key tackles breaking up the play, as well as his anchoring of a midfield trio alongside the disappointing Rodwell and…
  • Opposition Review: SAFC 2-2 Tottenham

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    After seeing Sunderland fighting back to rescue a point against Spurs at the weekend, we speak to Oliver from A Spurs Fans View to get their thoughts on the game.[[]]WAW: A draw after leading twice and having so much of the play, it must feel like two points dropped - was it what you expected?Oliver: I did expect Sunderland to score at some point in the match, but it's the manner in which we conceded that disappointed me. As much as the Johnson goal was class it could have been prevented. I think the second goal was unlucky, but it should have been dealt with before it got to Kane.
  • Tight at the Top in the WAW Reader's Player Ratings

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    After playing second fiddle to Lee Cattermole for most of the day, AJ has taken over as the leader for the WAW Reader's Man of the Match. His mazy run leaving half of the Spurs defence on their backsides is clearly the catalyst for this - but do you agree? Whether or not you do, join in and have your say by voting below.As always, take care when casting your vote, once you have you won't be able to change it![[]]
  • Spurs Stalemate Proves Progression But Not Without Problems

    14 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    Having just watched a fairly poor display from Sunderland, here are a few thoughts that cropped up.[[]]Will Sunderland’s failure to buy a decent striker cost us dear?A massive disappointment for me over the previous transfer window was our failure to buy another striker, I found it staggering in fact.  An enormous problem with our current selection of attackers is that they all lack movement and are slow to read the game.  For all Wickham did well at times today to hold the ball up and bring it down from a difficult height, his good play was too often followed by a bad…
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    Manchester United Dugout

  • Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind unveiled at Manchester United

    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.
  • Manchester United sign Angel Di Maria for record fee

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    Manchester United have signed Angel Di Maria for a British record fee of £59.7million. The Argentina international midfielder joins on five-year contract. This news should delight all the United fans and of course, Louis van Gaal who has finally made a marquee signing, with four days before the transfer deadline. Di Maria was speculated to leave Real Madrid since the World Cup but
  • Marcos Rojo joins Manchester United for £16million

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    It's confirmed! Manchester United have signed Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo for a fee of £16million. Finally, there's some good news for United fans and more importantly, for new manager Louis van Gaal who finally gets his man after a protracted transfer saga. The left-footed Argentine defender will wear the No 5 shirt. As part of the deal, Nani will be joining Sporting Lisbon
  • Wayne Rooney handed captain's armband by LVG

    12 Aug 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Wayne Rooney has been named the new Manchester United captain by manager Louis van Gaal, with Darren Fletcher named as vice-captain. Louis van Gaal said: For me it's always very important the choice of captain. Wayne has shown a great attitude towards everything he does. I have been very impressed by his professionalism and his attitude to training and to my philosophy. He is a great
  • Manchester United win the International Champions Cup!

    5 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    Manchester United defeated rivals Liverpool 3-1 at the Sun Life Stadium in Florida to win the International Champions Cup! The Reds claimed the trophy after coming from behind with goals from Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard. This victory ends Louis van Gaal's first pre-season tour as manager on a high note. With five wins under his belt LVG must have analyzed his current squad
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    Soccer chaser - Foot ball fever starts

  • Olympiakos stuns Atletico Madrid at home - UEFA Champions league

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Olympiakos vs Atletico Madrid 3-2 highlights 2014 UEFA Champions leagueOlympiakos registered a big win as they beat Atletico Madrid by 3-2 goal difference in the champions league encounter.Olympiakos vs Atletico Madrid 3-2 all goals and highlights.Olympiakos stuns Atletico Madrid at home - UEFA Champions league
  • Real Madrid thrash Basel 5-1 in UEFA Champions league

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Real Madrid vs Basel 5-1 highlights 2014 UEFA Champions leagueRonaldo,Benzema,Bale,Suchy and Rodriguez scores as Real Madrid beat Basel 5-1.Real Madrid vs Basel 5-1 all goals and highlights 2014 UEFA Champions league.Real Madrid thrash Basel 5-1 in UEFA Champions league
  • Dortmund registered a 2-0 victory over Arsenal - UEFA Champions league

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Dortmund vs Arsenal 2-0 highlights 2014 UEFA Champions leagueCiro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameya scores as Dortmund registered a easy win against Arsenal.Dortmund vs Arsenal 2-0 all goals and highlights 2014 UEFA Champions league.Dortmund registered a 2-0 victory over Arsenal - UEFA Champions league
  • Joao Mountinho secures Monaco a valuable win against Leverkusen - UEFA Champions league

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Monaco vs Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 highlights 2014 UEFA Champions leagueMountinho scores the only goal of the match as Monaco beat Bayer Leverkusen by 2-1 goal difference.Monaco vs Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 all goals and highlights 2014 UEFA Champions league.Joao Mountinho secures Monaco a valuable win against Leverkusen - UEFA Champions league
  • Steven Gerrard helps Liverpool beat Ludogorets - UEFA Champions league

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Liverpool vs Ludogorets 2-1 highlights 2014 UEFA Champions leagueMario Balatolli and Steven Gerrard strikes to help Liverpool register win against Ludogorets in Champions league encounter 2014.Liverpool vs Ludogorets 2-1 all goals and highlights 2014 champions league.Steven Gerrard helps Liverpool beat Ludogorets - UEFA Champions league
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  • Monday Night Football: The Premier League is Getting Sexier!

    Cal Smith-Sheerin
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
      Wow. Well, if you had told me last season that I would be feeling this excited after a game between perennial anti-football specialists Sam Allardyce and Steve Bruce’s respective West Ham and Hull City teams, I would have laughed in your face (before going on a 15 minute rant about how Bolton actually played […] The post Monday Night Football: The Premier League is Getting Sexier! appeared first on FourFourFeed.
  • 6 Worst Debuts in Football History

    Alex Knight
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:51 am
    6. Gervinho     Things you don’t want to do on your debut definitely include getting in to a scrap with Joey Barton. Gervinho didn’t heed this warning and after a half decent start, his arms became locked around Barton’s neck… oops! The Ivorian saw red and was banned for the next three games, giving […] The post 6 Worst Debuts in Football History appeared first on FourFourFeed.
  • Enner Valencia Golazo vs Hull

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    Enner Valencia Golazo vs Hull – FourFourFeed The post Enner Valencia Golazo vs Hull appeared first on FourFourFeed.
  • 5 Extraordinary Football Facts

    Harry Wyld
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
      1. A 17-year-old Colombian football fan was taken to see one final football game… In his coffin Funerals are usually a mellow affair, but not in this case – friends of the tragically deceased took him to see one final match at Colombian club Cúcuta Deportivo. I don’t know about you, but if I were […] The post 5 Extraordinary Football Facts appeared first on FourFourFeed.
  • Top 15 Alan Pardew Excuses

    Michael Cantillon
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
      After a weekend of intense pressure surrounding Alan Pardew’s job in the wake of a hapless and truly pathetic performance by his Newcastle United side against Southampton at St.Mary’s on Saturday, we wondered how much truth there was in the Newcastle fans’ chant “Alan Pardew, its never your fault!”…. After some digging, its fair […] The post Top 15 Alan Pardew Excuses appeared first on FourFourFeed.
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  • Kompany targets ‘perfect’ European campaign

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
      Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany accepts the Champions League is a “different ball game” – but one well within his side’s scope. After reasserting their domestic supremacy last season, the Premier League champions believe it is now time to start making their mark among Europe’s elite. Their first two forays into the competition ended with group-stage exits but moderate progress was made last term as they reached the round of 16 for the first time. With success at home satisfying the club’s owners, that has so far been put down to experience…
  • Classic Anglo-German European match-ups

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
      English and German teams have been battling it out for supremacy ever since Manchester United beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in the round of 16 of the 1956/57 European Cup. In 200 meetings, England currently hold the upper hand in major European competitions with 93 victories, 61 defeats and 46 draws. There have been 560 goals, averaging almost three a game, of which English teams have scored 321. After Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, three more meetings are set to pan out between the old rivals as Chelsea face Schalke, Manchester City take on Bayern…
  • Why Man City can beat Bayern Munich

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
      Manchester City travel to Bayern Munich in the Champions League for the third time in four seasons. Although City have won two of their four encounters against the German side their wins have come when Bayern have already qualified for the knockout phase, having won the group on both occasions. But is there reason for City to be more confident about finally overpowering Bayern? We think so.   Bayern are struggling with injuries The Bundesliga champions are struggling with injuries ahead of the Champions League opener Thiago Alcantara Javi Martinez and Bastian Schweinsteiger are…
  • Messi unveils his new Champions League boot

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
      Adidas have released the boot Lionel Messi will wear in this year’s Champions League tournament. The F50 Adizero Messi Champions League ‘Blaugrana’ boot will be worn by the Argentinian exclusively in Barcelona’s Champions League games and feature an exclusive colourways combining the iconic Barca club colours with ‘neon orange’ and ‘earth green’. Messi launches the Blaugrana The upper features an all-over print made up of words associated with Messi including ‘Ballon d’Or’ (which he’s won for three of the last four years) and ‘velocidad’ (which means…
  • Paper talk – 17 September

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
      In today’s Paper Talk, Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has questioned Manchester United’s ability to attract players of Bayern Munich’s calibre and the full extent of Southampton’s summer sale has been revealed.   Gustavo rules out United move Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo has ruled out a move to Manchester United and Arsenal. The 27-year-old was a reported target for Premier League clubs in the summer and the Daily Star reports that the former Bayern Munich man will again reject any advances from the duo. LUIZ GUSTAVO. (PIC: GETTY)   Southampton…
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    I Geek Soccer

  • Corine Franco Biography

    Paul Koroma
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Corine Franco is a French soccer player born Corine Cecile Franco-Petit on October 5, 1983, Corine, otherwise known as “Cocotte” to her teammates, started to play soccer in her hometown of La Rochelle, France. At just 8 years old, Corine started playing for an organized team in her hometown, called the Avenir Maritime Leu. She played in the team for six years until 1998 where she was recruited and eventually signed to ES Rochellaire, which led her to get the attention of Division 1 Feminine ASJ Soyaux, which began her professional career in France’s top tier women’s soccer league.
  • Gaetane Thiney Biography

    Paul Koroma
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    Gaetane Thiney is a French soccer player born Gaetane Iza Laure Thiney on October 28, 1985, in Troyes, France she started playing at an early age with a boys’ team in her hometown. Since she was 5, she played for the team in Brienne le Chateau, a club in a town 26 miles from Troyes. She played in the youth system until she was 14, where she then moved and joined Olympique Saint Memmie in 1998. Gaetane Thiney is one of the three French national soccer players who posed nude for Bild newspaper before the Euro 2009, as a means to promote women’s soccer in the country. Women’s football was…
  • Nicole Banecki Biography

    Paul Koroma
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Nicole Banecki is a German national soccer player born on September 3, 1988 in Berlin, Germany, Nicole is of Cameroon descent, and has a twin sister, Sylvie Banecki, who is also a professional soccer player. Their father, a native of Berlin, played a lot of football and was an avid traveler. On one of his adventures, he went on a safari in Cameroon, where he met his future wife and mother of his three children. Nicole’s older brother Francis Banecki, who is 3 years older than the twins, also plays professional football. Francis plays for BSV SW Rehden – a German club playing for the 4th…
  • Shortest Soccer Players

    Paul Koroma
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Just like disability is not inability, being short does not mean you cannot become a star in soccer. It is no longer a secret that height and physical prowess does not matter in football, but your techniques, ability to learn and mental capabilities does. There are hundreds of short soccer players known to have excellent skills in different countries across the globe. If you have a passion in football, your height should not act as a barrier since you can still make it in the big game. Below is a list of the best shortest football players of all time. Rui Gil de Barros This player is only 1.6…
  • Living the Best Life

    Paul Koroma
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    We grew up with a ball at our feet and that’s why we believe that we’re living the best life we could be living, if soccer isn’t your life, don’t play it. The post Living the Best Life appeared first on I Geek Soccer.
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    Crazy About EPL

  • Chelsea vs Schalke: Champions League Preview

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Phaniprakash previews Chelsea’s match against Schalke in the Champions League Having finished third last season, Chelsea automatically qualified for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. And in my opinion, Chelsea got the easiest draw of the lot. But the Champions League is unpredictable. And the fact that Chelsea were beaten by Basel at […]
  • How the transfer window will affect Manchester United

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    Manchester United had a transfer window few could have imagined, but how exactly would it impact their season? Lochlin takes a look. The summer of 2014 has been a busy one – transfer wise – for the new man in charge of Manchester United. Louis Van Gaal has had to make the transition from Part-time […]
  • Manchester United 4-0 QPR: Match Analysis

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Gaelyn reviews Manchester United’s first win of the campaign, against QPR Manchester United secured their first victory of the season with an emphatic 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers. Player debuts included left defender, Marcos Rojo, defensive midfielder, Daley Blind and striker, Radamel Falcao. Wearing the iconic number 7 shirt, Angel Di Maria also featured […]
  • Man City Summer Transfer Review

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Gary reviews Manchester City’s summer transfer window Throughout a frenzied summer where Chelsea spent big on a world-class striker, Liverpool brought in eleven fresh faces, Arsenal surprised the world with signing Alexis Sanchez and United frantically splashed out £151 million, it was a totally different scenario in the blue half of Manchester – very different. […]
  • EPL Predictions Week 4 – Arsenal, Manchester United and Stoke City to win

    Somsubhro Chatterjee
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Originally posted on Voomfootball:Arsenal’s Santi Carzola fires past Willy Caballero in the City goal to open the scoring in their Community Shield encounter in August Chief Editor Ayo Isaiah predicts away wins for Tottenham and Everton, while Arsenal will beat Manchester City. Arsenal vs Manchester City – Saturday, 12:45 Arsenal have been far from…
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  • United are back – NOT!!!!!!! – just yet, Roger to complete the set??????? and a Festival that has been and gone but will hopefully return

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    So Man Utd are BACK!!!!!!! – cough cough cough. Well if you spent over £150 million pounds on players – beating QPR, who were also one of the newly promoted teams, at home, has to be a pre-requisite surely. All the 4-0 win tells me is that with the addition of the newly acquired players there is some light at the end of the tunnel for Manchester United fans, but one win means nothing, it has to continue if they want to be challenging for a top four place, let alone the title. They need to keep a pace as they have the advantage of not being in the Europa League (and now the League…
  • Premier League – What does the future hold – Mystic bigmouth gives it a shot!!!!!!!

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    I always like to wait until the international break (and the closing of the summer transfer window) to comment on how the Premier League season may pan out – though making an accurate judgement after just three games each is ridiculous really but here goes anyways ;DDDDDDD – In table order:- Chelsea – Pre-season title favourites and they have done nothing to disprove this theory. Did most their transfer business early doors (the signing of Cesc Fabregas was a masterstroke) – supplemented by Loic Remy, once busted flush Torres was loaned to AC Milan towards the end of the…
  • Pressure on Hodgson as England FC return to the pitch

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:32 am
    So the England football team return to duty this coming Wednesday with a friendly against Norway at Wembley in preparation for their first Euro 2016 qualifying game against a progressive Switzerland team on Monday 8th September in Basel, the following squad was named last Thursday – Roy Hodgson is a man under pressure after England’s admittedly poor showing at the World Cup, though I do maintain that not that much should have been expected from the three lions (as stated in one…
  • Two clubs on the edge of crisis!!!!!!! and one man on the brink of yet more glory???????

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:51 am
    So if you believe the reports Manchester United are in crisis, well personally I’d go with on the edge of crisis as they have only played one important game. However in the next week they have three huge away matches, poor results, especially in the league matches and THEY WILL BE heading into the international break IN CRISIS. The sad thing, for the fans anyways, is that a lot of this is self-inflicted by the club who unfortunately have become arrogant and did not move along with the times as other teams have done. When Sir Alex Ferguson left, in my opinion, that is when you show your…
  • Promoted to Prem – Let the adventures begin (and hopefully survival)

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    This up and coming season sees Leicester, Burnley and QPR joining the Premier League elite – but how will they fare??????? Leicester City – After a decade long absence the Foxes are back in the Premier League. They ran away with the Championship attaining over 100 points which is remarkable response if you consider the way they went out of the playoffs the previous season (from a Knockaert penalty miss to a Deeney goal in less than 60 seconds) and the fact that it seemed Nigel Pearson’s time as manager was up. Well one year + on and Mr Pearson is the toast of Leicester…
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