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  • FIFA World Cup Fashion – Ireland 1990

    The Sports Waffle
    Karl O'Shaughnessy
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
      I kick start a new column today as we all finally start to get excited about the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil this June. But this isn’t just another preview piece discussing the upcoming finals, not at all, this my friends is a….wait for it…fashion column. And not just any fashion column, a […]
  • Emerson Boyce’s Impossible Block to Deny Dzeko

    Foot and Ball
    Sean Charles
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:27 am
    Emerson Boyce’s Impossible Block to Deny Dzeko is a post from: Foot and Ball The post Emerson Boyce’s Impossible Block to Deny Dzeko appeared first on Foot and Ball.
  • Rapids, Earthquakes play to scoreless tie

    World Soccer on Yahoo Sports
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Alan Gordon hit the crossbar in the opening minute for San Jose and that was as close as the Earthquakes and the Colorado Rapids got to scoring in their 0-0 draw Saturday. It was a bit high and hopefully the next time it goes in.'' Chris Wondolowski's header cleared the crossbar late in the first half for San Jose (0-2-3), which is off to its worst start in 14 seasons. The Earthquakes opened 0-3 as the San Jose Clash in 1998. ''You look at how the 90 minutes unfolded, the way we had to dig deep at the end,'' San Jose coach Mark Watson said.
  • Baines: Martinez backs Everton style
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Everton left back Leighton Baines said the club's style under Roberto Martinez has seen them challenge for European honours.
  • PSG win French League Cup final

    BBC Sport - Football
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Edinson Cavani scores twice as Paris St-Germain beat Lyon 2-1 in the French League Cup final at Stade de France.
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    World Soccer on Yahoo Sports

  • Rapids, Earthquakes play to scoreless tie

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Alan Gordon hit the crossbar in the opening minute for San Jose and that was as close as the Earthquakes and the Colorado Rapids got to scoring in their 0-0 draw Saturday. It was a bit high and hopefully the next time it goes in.'' Chris Wondolowski's header cleared the crossbar late in the first half for San Jose (0-2-3), which is off to its worst start in 14 seasons. The Earthquakes opened 0-3 as the San Jose Clash in 1998. ''You look at how the 90 minutes unfolded, the way we had to dig deep at the end,'' San Jose coach Mark Watson said.
  • Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Sunday, April 20

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Sunday: - - - - NBA Hawks test Pacers as playoffs open The NBA playoffs swing into full gear with Eastern Conference top seed the Indiana Pacers at home to Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn visiting Toronto, Golden State playing at the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis travelling to Oklahoma City in the opening games of the first round. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 500 words) - - - - NHL Blues grab second win over Blackhawks Defenseman Barret Jackman scored 5:50 into overtime to give the St. ...
  • Shuttleworth preserves Revs 1-1 draw with Fire

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth stopped Juan Luis Anangono's penalty kick in the first minute of stoppage time Saturday to preserve a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire, who matched a Major League Soccer record with their sixth straight tie. The six straight draws equaled an MLS mark last set by the Colorado Rapids in 2011. Shuttleworth made five of his six saves in the second half and Chicago forward Mike Magee hit the post on a breakaway with 25 seconds left in regulation. New England (2-3-2) tied it on a penalty kick in the 31st minute when Chicago defender Patrick Nyarko…
  • Soccer-Argentine championship final results and standings

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:06 pm
    April 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Argentine championship Final matches on Saturday Saturday, April 19Quilmes 0 Olimpo 1 Rosario Central 0 Estudiantes 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Estudiantes 15 6 8 1 14 8 26 -------------------------2 Colon (Santa Fe) 14 7 4 3 11 7 25 3 Gimnasia-La Plata 14 7 3 4 20 15 24 4 River Plate 14 7 3 4 16 12 24 5 Rosario Central 15 6 5 4 17 15 23 6 Godoy Cruz 14 6 4 4 15 13 22 7 Olimpo 15 6 4 5 14 12 22 8 Lanus 13 7 1 5 17 16 22 9 San Lorenzo 14 6 4 4 15 14 22 10 Velez Sarsfield 14 6 2 6 24 21 20 11 Boca Juniors 14 4 5 5 13 11 17 11 ...
  • Union, Dynamo play to 0-0 tie

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- The Philadelphia Union and Houston Dynamo played to a 0-0 tie Saturday.
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    BigSoccer Forum

  • El Instante de Miguel "El Piojo" Herrera

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Might as well.
  • Gringo's Wall of Shame: Get used to it Gringos VOL. X

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Welcome to the 10th edition of this classic thread. HomietheClown said: ↑ Haha yup. Let's hope he is just bad enough not to get their Fed's attention for future friendlies but still good enough that he can be called into USA camps in the future. Click to expand... Still can't believe that some people wanted to shut this thread down.
  • Fighting for 4th Place: The Arsene Wenger Memorial Cup

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    I'm not a math guy, so someone should double check this, but... Liverpool (46pts / +29GD) 2.0 pts/g +1.26 GD/g United (40pts / +11GD) 1.73pts/g +.47 GD/gClick to expand... Based on these numbers, even if we REVERSED form for the last 15 games, this is how it would finish: * United finishes last 15 games with 2pts/g and +1.26 GD/g * Liverpool finishes last 15 games with 1.73 pts/g and +.47GD/g * United finishes with 70 points and +30 GD * Liverpool finishes 72 points and +36... Fighting for 4th Place: The Arsene Wenger Memorial Cup
  • MLS 2014 Week 7 Continuous PBP [Multiple R]

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Hey look, it's week 7! Here's what's on the slate for this week: As always, please keep it friendly and neutral in the PBP thread.
  • 2014 Attendance Thread

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:30 pm
    So yup it is that time of the year again, thank god. The home opener is finally this weekend and the Union look to start strong at home, especially at the attendance level. Anybody have a prediction for Saturday??, it seems like there should be a sellout and I think we should get there with the good weather. (Crosses everything?) Link to last year's thread: Thanks for supporting my attendance... 2014 Attendance Thread
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  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 92

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Episode 92 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.dNOn this episode Bruce and Wes talk about MLS Wk 6, Loons Win, Garber diagnosed with Cancer, NASL Wk 1, POWER RANKINGS + 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!.We are proudly available on Stitcher now too, for your mobile devices..dNFind us on Facebook at the du Nord Futbol ShowTalk to…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 91

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Episode 91 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.dNOn this episode Bruce and Wes talk about MLS Week 5 and possibly the best MLS game ever played, USA v Mexico review, the fall of Bayern, NASL + Minnesota United FC season preview and more.dNYour two very handsome co-hosts Bruce McGuire and Wes Burdine hope you enjoy listening.We also look forward to your questions and comments.dNDownload or listen via iTunes here.Listen to or download the MP3 version here.Subscribe to the RSS feed here.Listen on SoundCloud!.We are proudly available on Stitcher now too, for your mobile…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 90b - SPECIAL EDITION: Nick Rogers

    3 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    Episode 90b of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.dNOn this episode Bruce and Wes sit down to talk turkey with Minnesota United FC President Nick Rogers. Its already 1 year since they took over the team.dNYour two very handsome co-hosts Bruce McGuire and Wes Burdine hope you enjoy listening.We also look forward to your questions and comments.dNDownload or listen via iTunes here.Listen to or download the MP3 version here.Subscribe to the RSS feed here.Listen on SoundCloud!.We are proudly available on Stitcher now too, for your mobile devices..dNFind us on Facebook at the…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 90

    3 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    Episode 90 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.dNOn this episode Bruce and Wes talk about MLS Week 4, USA v Mexico pre-game, Bob Bradley's Stabaek debut, NASL online viewing package and more.dNYour two very handsome co-hosts Bruce McGuire and Wes Burdine hope you enjoy listening.We also look forward to your questions and comments.dNDownload or listen via iTunes here.Listen to or download the MP3 version here.Subscribe to the RSS feed here.Listen on SoundCloud!.We are proudly available on Stitcher now too, for your mobile devices..dNFind us on Facebook at the du Nord…
  • du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 89

    26 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    Episode 89 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is right here, right now.dNOn this episode Bruce and Wes talk about MLS Week 3, Americas Team (TFC), Bayern streak, Campos out, USA v Mexico, taking the Revs ownership to task and more.dNYour two very handsome co-hosts Bruce McGuire and Wes Burdine hope you enjoy listening.We also look forward to your questions and comments.dNDownload or listen via iTunes here.Listen to or download the MP3 version here.Subscribe to the RSS feed here.Listen on SoundCloud!.We are proudly available on Stitcher now too, for your mobile devices..dNFind us on Facebook…
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  • Wow! Man United’s Patrice Evra voted for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez to be PFA Player of the Year

    Ronaldo Assis de Moreira
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:51 pm — MrBoywunder (@MrBoywunder) April 19, 2014 If, as is reported by The Sunday Times today, Patrice Evra has voted for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez to be PFA Player of the Year, then there are all sorts of conclusions to be drawn. Firstly, it proves that Luis Suarez is undoubtedly going to win the award – not breaking news – but if the Uruguayan’s greatest rival has voted for the Liverpool striker, then who won’t have? And, kudos to Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, who it was proven by an FA Commission that the Frenchman was…
  • Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis praises everyone at the club for incredible turnaround

    James McGlade
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has credited everyone at the club for the massive turnaround in their season. When Pulis was appointed manager in November, Palace were rock bottom and only had four points. Now they on the verge of breaking into the top half of the table, after winning five successive games and having collected an additional 39 points; Pulis is many people’s tip for manager of the year. But Pulis insists it’s been a group effort. “It’s been a remarkable turnaround and everybody at the club deserves a lot of credit. They’ve really bought into our…
  • Two employees of a Premier League club snorted cocaine in the boardroom of a rival team, police called [Observer]

    Arthur Antunes Coimbra
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    The Observer have a mad story in their paper on Sunday claiming class-A drug use at an unnamed Premier League team. According to journalist Daniel Taylor, two employees of a Premier League club were caught snorting cocaine in the boardroom of a rival team. The police have since been called in to investigate the matter. The Observer report: A major football club in England has been rocked by a drugs scandal that has gone as far as the police and the English authorities. The allegations go to the top of the club and involve at least one high-profile figure with a considerable reputation…
  • Everton want Swansea’s Wilfried Bony for £24m to replace Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku [Sunday People]

    Arthur Antunes Coimbra
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Sunday People report this weekend that Everton want Swansea’s Wilfried Bony to replace Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku this summer. Bony is a man in form after bagging a brace on Saturday to shoot down Newcastle at St James’ Park. Bill Mills reports: Roberto Martinez is planning to make the first move for Swansea striker Wilfried Bony.  Martinez sees Bony, 25, as the ideal successor to Romelu Lukaku, who has not ruled out staying at Goodison Park, but looks more likely to leave at the end of his year-long loan spell. Swansea splashed out £12 million on Bony and will be…
  • Recovering AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao meets Federer and Djokovic

    James McGlade
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Injured AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao took time out from his recovery schedule to watch tennis and meet both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic at the recent Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. The Colombian forward has been out since January with a knee injury but hopes to be fit for the World Cup despite initial fears that he would miss the tournament. He’s a big tennis fan and seemed quite happy to meet the stars, both of whom appeared to express a mutual admiration for the former Atletico Madrid frontman.
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    Yanks Abroad

  • Howard inks Everton Extension

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    United States national team goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension with English Premier League side Everton, the team announced on their official website on Thursday.
  • Preview: Weekend English action

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Tim Howard and Everton will look to keep the race for fourth place in the Premier League tight, while Oguchi Onyewu and Sheffield Wednesday will try to end a slump against Bournemouth.
  • Recap: USA 1 - 0 Tigres

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    The US U-20 team remained perfect at the Dallas Cup as it defeated Tigres on Wednesday night to advance to the semifinal.
  • Recap: German Weekend Action

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:56 am
    Fabian Johnson and Hoffenheim dispatched Augsburg by a pair of goals, while Alfredo Morales notched his first tally for Ingolstadt in a losing effort.
  • Recap: Nantes 1-0 Guingamp

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Alejandro Bedoya and FC Nantes got a nice win over Guingamp in Ligue 1 action this weekend.
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  • 2014 MLS Season, Week 7: TV Listing

    Drew Epperley
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Here is your Easter weekend MLS viewing guide. Saturday, April 19 MATCH NATIONAL LOCAL ONLINE Philadelphia vs. Houston 4:00 PM ET Direct Kick PHI: The Comcast Network HOU: CSN-Houston+ MLS LIVE Blackout: None Chicago vs. New England 4:00 PM ET NBC SPORTS MLS LIVE Blackout: USA Colorado vs. San Jose 6:00 PM ET Direct Kick COL: Altitude SJ: CSN-Bay Area MLS LIVE Blackout: COL Vancouver vs. LA Galaxy 7:00 PM ET Direct Kick Blackout: LA VAN: TSN2 LA: TWCSN-LA MLS LIVE Blackout: CAN, LA Columbus vs. D.C. United 7:30 PM ET Direct Kick Blackout: CLB CLB: TWCSC-Ohio MLS LIVE Blackout: CLB FC…
  • 2014 MLS Season, Week 7: Weekend Outlook

    Drew Epperley
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    It has been a wild week around the league with MLS expanding to Atlanta, big youth tournaments in Dallas, and a whole lot more. Time to gear up for the weekend. 1. Conference battles this weekend. Out of the nine games on Saturday, only one is a battle between Eastern and Western conference teams. That means the rest are conference matches that in the long run will go a long ways in determining the ever important playoffs. Sure, it is April but who says games in April don’t have an impact? I look at Philadelphia and Houston for one instance. That is a game that down the road could have…
  • Atlanta Expansion Is Different But In A Good Way

    Drew Epperley
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    I’ve heard a lot of pros and cons for MLS expanding into Atlanta. So many points and counterpoints to keep up with but the best way to put it is that expanding into Georgia is just flat out different but in a good way for MLS. “This franchise … will be owned by the fans. It’s to create a unique opportunity for you our fans, our owners, to feel that ownership and to help drive that uniqueness that soccer presents.” – Arthur BlankFirst off, people are worried that Arthur Blank, a NFL owner will be very similar to the Kraft family in New England. Honestly, I…
  • 2014 MLS Season: Five Up, Three Down – Week 6

    Drew Epperley
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    We’re at the midway point in our week, which means it is once again time for a look at who is doing well and who is still cold. Again, the order means nothing in these lists. So don’t read too much into that. Five Up 1. Real Salt Lake – Still the lone unbeaten team in the league after FCD dropped a game at home over the weekend. They look good at times and then bad at other times. But the more I look at this squad, the more I think that they still have possibly the best shot at going the distance in the Western Conference. 2. LA Galaxy – Another solid win even though…
  • Columbus Welcomes Atlanta To MLS

    Drew Epperley
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    I freakin’ love this. Well done Massive Report. Welcome to the league, @MLSAtlanta2017. #MLS — MassiveCity (@MassiveCityFFC) April 16, 2014  
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    Sideline Views

  • Xolos - Cruz Azul: CONCACAF Champions League Semis

    1 Apr 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Let's go, let's go! Well, actually, there's a bit of time to go yet, because it's still the second half of Toluca - Alajuelense. I lived in Alajuela for six months, so sorry, Toluca, go Alajuelense! Anyway, it's scoreless in that match. Prediction for Xolos - Cruz Azul? I say 2-0, Joe Corona and Dario Benedetto score. Put any predictions you have in the comments. Alajuela - Jonathan MacDonald, misses a PK in the 65th minute. He fired over the top. Poor. And now Toluca makes them pay. 0:1 Da Silva pushed a header in. Everybody on the bench looks miserable. Costa Rican teams hate…
  • DWTS - Second Night

    24 Mar 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Double elimination jeopardy! And Drew and Cheryl are safe right off the bat! Way to vote, Sounders fans! Oh, and they're dancing first this time. Ok, a short night of blogging for me. Drew is happy about not being eliminated. Cheryl is also cool with dancing first. Drew actually picks the jive first. Yikes. That's a fast dance for a not-young guy. He's frustrated in the dance rehearsals.Drew jumps off the stage and tears his jacket off! Faster foot flicks, Drew. He gets off-beat a couple of times, too, but he's smiling and jiving through the dance.Len congratulates the content,…
  • Xolos - Puebla, Liga MX Running Blog

    21 Mar 2014 | 8:39 pm
    This game is slightly delayed on the Azteca America channel I'm watching, but hey, I'll survive. 1 - Benedetto and Pellerano attack, earn a Xolos corner, than another.2 - Beasley is backed up by ref - too close to corner. Benedetto scores!3 - Dude is a scoring machine. I think Arce sent the ball in. Benedetto scored via header near post.4 - I think Orozco should have been marking Benedetto. Ooops.5 - Announcers review the success of Mexican teams in the CCL - complete annihilation of the MLS teams, basically. Fun.6 - Announcers review the merits of Beas and Castillo, both World Cup…
  • Cruz Azul - Sporting KC _ CONCACAF Champions League Running Blog

    19 Mar 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Ok, here we go, folks. I'm missing Jeopardy for this, so it had better be good. I have to confess that before I had to go journalistically objective, Cruz Azul was my favorite team in Mexico growing up. I mean, Cle Kooiman! Who wouldn't love that squad? He was a local hero. Sporting Kansas City: Kronberg, Ellis, Opara, Besler, Gardner, Rosell, Nagamura, Feilhaber, Zusi, Bieler y Peterson.Cruz Azul: Corona, Flores, Domínguez, Perea, Nápoles, Torrado, Giménez, Fabián, Formica, Rojas y Pavone. 1 - They kick off! Both teams are in blue, which is a little confusing.2 - OH, dude!
  • Xolos - Galaxy CCL Quarterfinal, Running Blog

    18 Mar 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Tijuana XI: Saucedo; Nunez Castro Gandolfi Garza; H.Pellerano Guemez C.Pellerano Corona; Ayovi Benedetto LA Galaxy XI: Penedo; DeLaGarza, Gonzalez, Leonardo, Riley; Zardes, Sarvas, Juninho, Donovan; Keane, SamuelOk, lineups are in, predictions? I say, 2-2, because I want an exciting game. Probably wishful thinking.Pre-game quotes here. I'd say that this should be a pretty even game, given how the teams looked comparable in StubHub, but the truth is, the Xolos go into beast mode when playing in Estadio Caliente. They really own the place and their home record is no joke. Cesar Farias was…
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    The Zambian

  • Peter Ravensdale

    The Zambian Editor
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    There’s a petition going on to free a gentleman by the name of Peter Ravensdale. Would you consider reviewing the Free Peter Ravensdale site and helping in whatever capacity you can? It will be the greatest joy for many to see Peter receive the help he needs. For a number of you, stumbling on this post on the various sites where we have a presence, e.g. Twitter, Facebook etc. may be a surprise. Why sign a petition for someone you may never have heard of? Well, if you still visit The Zambian, one of the reasons this site continues, even though life’s continuous demands limit the…
  • Push The Rock

    The Zambian Editor
    11 Feb 2014 | 5:34 am
    Push The Rock (PTR) is a non-profit ministry organization that uses sports and athletic instruction as a platform to share the love and message of Jesus Christ. Based in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, our goal is to partner with local churches and organizations to use sports as a means to positively impact the lives of children and by teaching them whole-life values such as sportsmanship, character, and discipline; therefore changing local communities as a whole. PTR is expanding its full time ministry beyond the USA and currently has overseas offices open in Costa Rica, Zambia , and plans for an…
  • Bantu Babel – Zambian Language Translation

    The Zambian Editor
    23 Jan 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Bantu Babel is an African Language Translation app. Translate words and get translations of useful survival phrases in popular African languages, on your mobile phone. Bantu Babel has a collection of useful travel/survival phrases for the most common situations, conveniently organized into different categories. Available in: Bemba, Kikaonde, Lozi, Lunda, Mambwe, Nyanja, Tonga, Tumbuka Bantu Babel – Zambian Language Translation Download the Bantu Babel Android application for free from the Google Playstore.
  • Lusaka Markets Video

    The Zambian Editor
    28 Nov 2013 | 7:05 am
    Zambia is an untold story. Help fill the white space in this picture, by helping with the Kickstarter project to fund this short video of Lusaka’s bustling market scene.
  • 7 Reasons to Go to Zambia

    The Zambian Editor
    27 Nov 2013 | 6:29 am
    What makes Zambia great? Elizabeth Gordon shares 7 reasons to go to Zambia: Great game-viewing Walking safaris The Quality of the Guiding The Variety of Activities Small properties Diverse and Beautiful Scenery Value for Money We think there are lots more reasons, and obviously, top of the list should be the Zambian people.
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    Arseblog ... an Arsenal blog

  • Why you should ignore the all the Koscielny stories (Arseblogger)
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:23 am
    It’s a very quiet one this morning and given it’s a bank holiday weekend, I’m not going to hunt high and low, like a common Morten Harket, for Arsenal news. There are a few bits, however, and we can start with a headline in the Mirror which might give cause for alarm –  Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny vows transfer situation will be settled before World Cup. Blimey, sounds a bit iffy that, eh? Surely we couldn’t lose another big player by virtue of our own lack of diligence and and general transfer ineptitude? The answer is, as far as I can see it, no.
  • Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review (Arseblogger)
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    What a plumptious and delightful week this has been. If this week were a lady, it would perhaps flash you a glimpse of ankle, wink at you, then light your Woodbine. For we have won two games of football, and we are in a Cup Final. The FA Cup final. Let us savour those words, because I have not been reading those words often enough upon the twitter. We are in a Cup Final. The media can bleat all they wish about The Arsenal, but we are in a Cup Final. You can complain about transfer policy all you like, but we are in a Cup Final. Sky Sports board should be sentenced to death by paper cut, for…
  • Eggs, nuggets, mind control + Arsecast 313 (Arseblogger)
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Morning all. Seems like lots of people have today off, what with it being Chocolate Egg weekend and that. I don’t have any plans to eat a chocolate egg because they’re made from the bits of chocolate that are left over on the floor and have that white stuff on it. Much like chicken nuggets are simply the carcasses, beaks and entrails of all kinds of animals smooshed into a kind of paste then mixed with flavourings and emulsifiers (and possibly some Soylent Green) before being readied for human consumption. Don’t eat chicken nuggets. Easter eggs aren’t exactly the…
  • Pools of sorrow, waves of joy (Arseblogger)
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    Any football team that is not drifting in the ether of mid-table will have any number of identifiable turning points in a season. An axis upon which the road forks and destiny manifests. Often players and coaches don’t really even control these moments. They are usually presented to them at random. The gauntlet is thrust in front of their faces. The best teams are the ones whose nerves are steady enough to recognise these opportunities and seize upon them. I am always struck by the anecdote of how John Lennon came to write the small Beatles classic ‘Across the Universe.’ The story goes…
  • Together: the story of Arsenal’s unbeaten season – official launch (Arseblogger)
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    So for the last few months Andrew Allen and I have been working hard on a book about the 2003-04 season. Today, I’m delighted to announce that the official launch will take place on Thursday May 15th at The Tollington. Everybody is very welcome but to get an idea of numbers I’ve added it as a Facebook event here. The eagle-eyed amongst you will note that May 15th 2004 was the day we beat Leicester City to ensure we became the first, and only, team to go through a Premiership season unbeaten. As such this anniversary book is being launched 10 years to the day we celebrated that…
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    Sky Sports | Football News

  • Wilshere poised for return

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident midfielder Jack Wilshere will be in good shape for the World Cup finals in Brazil this summer.
  • Juve close on title, Roma win

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Juventus moved to the brink of a third successive Serie A title following a 1-0 win over Bologna in Turin on Saturday.
  • Cavani inspires PSG to cup win

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Edinson Cavani struck twice as Paris Saint-Germain claimed a record fourth Coupe de la Ligue title with a 2-1 win over Lyon.
  • Sociedad win, Valencia held

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Carlos Vela hit an injury-time winner as Real Sociedad jumped into a Europa League qualifying spot with a 2-1 win over Espanyol in the Primera Division on Saturday.
  • O'Shea: We had the belief

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Sunderland defender John O'Shea said the Black Cats always believed they could end Jose Mourinho's 77-game unbeaten home record at Chelsea.
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    World Soccer

  • Roma think big with plans for new stadium

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Roma have announced bold plans for a new stadium in the capital city. An artist's impression of Roma's planned new stadium. Building anything new in Rome is never an easy proposition. After all, the ruins of ancient Rome tend to represent an intimidating architectural reference point, while the lengthy bureaucratic procedures of the modern city discourage many. And things are worse still if, like Serie A club Roma, you opt to build a new stadium in the city that houses arguably the most charismatic arena on the planet, namely the Roman Colosseum. For all those reasons, then, it remains to be…
  • Ukraine Premier League’s Crimea crisis

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Russian intervention in the Crimean peninsula has caused sporting chaos. Grim…protesters man the barricades outside Dynamo Kiev’s stadium.Russia’s annexation of Crimea is set to have huge sporting repercussions, with Sevastopol and Tavriya Simferopol both likely to end their participation in the Ukrainian Premier League at the end of this season with the aim of joining the Russian Football Union. The civil unrest which began in Kiev and led to the overthrow of the Ukrainian government began very close to the Dynamo Kiev stadium that bears the name of the club’s famous coach from…
  • Costa on the mend

    Jamie Rainbow
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa who badly gashed his knee when colliding with a goal post after scoring against Getafe at the weekend, looks certain to be fit to face Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals.Atletico's Diego Costa, holds his leg as he got injured after scoring during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and Atletico Madrid at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Madrid.The Spain forward was left with a deep cut just below his knee and immediate thoughts not only turned to missing the two games against Chelsea but also the World Cup in June. However reports…
  • World Cup 2014: Where they will stay – Costa Rica

    Jamie Rainbow
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    Costa Rica will be using Santos, 45 miles outside Sao Paulo as their World Cup base. A view of the Santos FC's Vila Belmiro stadium where Costa Rica's 2014 World Cup team will train during the World Cup in Santos, Brazil.They will stay at the Mendes Plaza Hotel in Santos and will train at the Urbano Caldeira stadium, the former club ground of Brazilian heroes past and present, Pele and Neymar. Despite being based towards the south of the country, Costa Rica’s first two group games are both nearly three hours away by air, on the north-east coast at Fortaleza, where they play Uruguay and then…
  • Quote of the day: How do you solve a problem like Barcelona?

    Jamie Rainbow
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:21 am
    Johan Cryuff explains to El Mundo Deportivo what Barcelona should do to overcome their recent problems.Pep Guardiola“How do you solve Barcelona’s problems? The best thing for the club would be the return of Guardiola. Pep is an extraordinary coach, no one is better than him. If [Joan] Laporta returns as president, the best thing he can do is to bring the coach back home.“
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    19 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Spanish Football continued today with three games of Round 34 Liga. Below are all the final results-scores along with all the goalscorers. Osasuna played Valencia with the final result begin a 1 - 1 draw. A result that does not benefit either as Osasuna which remains in relegation danger & Valencia which is further away from the European table positions.The first goal was scored by Osasuna

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Spanish Football kicked off with Round 34 of Liga with the Friday Night match. Important game for the home side, Atletico de Madrid, which need a win (no option) to remain Liga leaders & keep open their options of winning this season Spanish League. The visitors Elche also needed to grab points because they a hoovering dangerously close to the relegation zone of the table.  The final result a

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    The first title of the Spanish Football season 2013-2014 fell the way of Real Madrid after defeating FC Barcelona 1 - 2 in the Final of the Spanish Cup - Copa del Rey (Kings Cup) played this Wednesday night at the city of Valencia.  Important victory for Real Madrid which finally manages, along with their Coach Ancelotti, to win this season their maximum rival in Spanish & World Soccer. Horror

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    The country is slowly grinding to a halt as the Easter vacations commence & the Final of the SPANISH CUP-COPA DEL REY ( Kings Cup) is about to kick-off tomorrow - Wednesday the 16th of April at 21.30 hrs Spanish Time - between FC Barcelona & Real Madrid.Top match of Spanish & World Football as two of the best Clubs on World Soccer meet up once again to attempt to claim the first big title of this

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Congratulations to Spanish Football Club FC Barcelona Youth Team for winning the first edition of the UEFA YOUTH LEAGUE 2013-2014. The Spanish Club defeated Portuguese Club Benfica in the Final with a 0 - 3 result.The "UEFA Youth League" is the spin-off of the UEFA Champions League that was put into motion this season as an initiative to lift the competition levels of the youngsters playing
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    Footy Boots

  • adidas Call on Stars to ‘Unlock the Game’ in New Film

    Kyle Elliot
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    adidas' end-of-season call to arms comes in the form of this brilliantly shot new ad, starring some of their biggest Premier League players.adidas Call on Stars to ‘Unlock the Game’ in New Film is a post from: Footy Boots
  • Nike Magista Obra: Design Questions Answered

    Kyle Elliot
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:58 am
    Is the Nike Magista waterproof? Is it easy to clean? Is it faster than The Flash? Is Superman faster than The Flash? We answer the most common queries on the Magista, here.Nike Magista Obra: Design Questions Answered is a post from: Footy Boots
  • Lotto Celebrate a Decade of Luca Toni with Limited Edition Release

    Kyle Elliot
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    Lotto mark a ten-year partnership with the World Cup-winning Italian striker with a truly special limited edition boot; the Lotto Stadio Potenza Luca Toni 10+.Lotto Celebrate a Decade of Luca Toni with Limited Edition Release is a post from: Footy Boots
  • Nike Magista: First Impressions of the Next Generation

    Kyle Elliot
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    We wear-test the Nike Magista Obra and see how Nike's latest innovation performs on the pitch.Nike Magista: First Impressions of the Next Generation is a post from: Footy Boots
  • Competition: Train & Play Like a Pro with Under Armour & Spurs

    Kyle Elliot
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Grab yourself one of 32 spots open to train at Spurs Lodge and play at White Hart Lane with under Armour and Tottenham Hotspur.Competition: Train & Play Like a Pro with Under Armour & Spurs is a post from: Footy Boots
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    World Soccer Talk

  • Paris Saint-Germain Home Shirt For 2014/15 Season [PHOTO]

    Alex Muller
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Winners of the 2013/14 French League Cup, Paris Saint-Germain will be wearing its familiar red, white and blue shirt next season, but the new design is one of their best ones yet. Nike have produced a brilliant blue shirt that’s balanced perfectly with the red and white stripes running down the center of the shirt. Flanked by the PSG crest and Nike swoosh, PSG’s shirt strikes a bold new design that will have soccer fans queueing up to buy the shirt, particularly with the names of one of the club’s stars on the back. Completing the impressive design is a sleek-looking collar.
  • WATCH Jose Mourinho’s Bitter and Sarcastic Post-Match Press Conference After Loss to Sunderland [VIDEO]

    Alex Muller
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Chelsea suffered a major blow to the team’s chances of winning the Premier League today after they lost 2-1 to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. The loss for Jose Mourinho was his first defeat in the Premier League in a game played at Stamford Bridge since 2004, snapping a 77-match unbeaten league record. In his post match press conference, Jose Mourinho was sarcastic in his “fantastic” congratulations to referee Mike Dean and referees’ chief Mike Riley. Dean was the match official for today’s match, where Sunderland were awarded a late penalty after Cesar…
  • Iconic Photos of Soccer Stars Reimagined As Vinyl Album Covers [PHOTOS]

    Christopher Harris
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    To mark Record Store Day, here are 22 iconic photographs of world soccer stars re-imagined as covers of vinyl albums. The beautiful designs are created by James Campbell Taylor. Voila!   H/T Diario do Centro do Mundo. Iconic Photos of Soccer Stars Reimagined As Vinyl Album Covers [PHOTOS] is a post from World Soccer Talk.
  • Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution, Live at 4pm ET on NBCSN: Open Thread

    Pedro Heizer
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Chicago Fire (0-1-5) vs New England Revolution (2-3-1) Toyota Park April 19, 2013 4 p.m (NBCSN)  Probable Lineup: The Chicago Fire come into this game still looking for their first “W” of the season. The Fire reached a draw for a fifth consecutive match, playing to a 1-1 result with the Montréal Impact last Saturday. The Fire sit in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with 5 points from 6 games. Despite all the draws, head coach, Frank Yallop, is not worried, “If we keep playing like that, the wins will come. For me as a coach, I could only ask for effort, play and to create…
  • David Moyes Planning A “Shock And Awe” Campaign For The Start Of The Transfer Window

    Peter Quinn
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    For those who are unaware, “Shock and Awe” is a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power and spectacular displays of force to paralyze an enemy’s perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight. >A high profile example of this tactic took place in March 2003 when the United States and its allied forces launched a massive aerial assault against Iraq following its government’s continuous breach of U.N. resolutions. At the time, General Richard B. Myers stated that a precision hit every minute would produce “a shock on the system,” a shock…
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    Off The Post

  • Preview: Everton vs Manchester United

    Karen Batty
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Phil Neville, Marouane Fellaini and their boss David Moyes will return to Goodison Park as foes who could mastermind irreparable damage to Everton’s... Click the headline to read the full story.
  • Preview: Hull City vs Arsenal

    Keith Satuku
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Arsene Wenger will be looking to wrap up a positive eight days which he started with Arsenal reaching the FA Cup final, and included midweek events... Click the headline to read the full story.
  • Preview: Norwich vs Liverpool

    Keith Satuku
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Liverpool look to extend their winning streak beyond 10 games, but they face a Norwich side who are just two points away from the dreaded drop zone.... Click the headline to read the full story.
  • Tactical Review: Tottenham 3-1 Fulham

    Rob Parker
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Spurs boss Tim Sherwood has never been afraid to take on teams in the bottom-half of the league with an ultra-offensive team. In Fulham, he faced a... Click the headline to read the full story.
  • Top five conclusions: Tottenham 3-1 Fulham

    Keith Satuku
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    1. Still causes for concern for Tottenham, despite a great result It was a convincing win in the end for Spurs but the scoreline should not mask some... Click the headline to read the full story.
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    Football Italiano

  • Why Juventus should prioritise Europa League triumph

    31 Mar 2014 | 6:57 am
    It might sound strange to suggest that the Serie A leaders should focus their attention away from domestic fixtures but there is more than one reason why Juventus should prioritise the Europa League during the run in to the end of the season. The Turin based side are coasting towards their thirtieth national title but why should they focus so intently on a Europe wide competition that is seen as a poor relation to the Champions League? With nine games left in the regular league campaign, Juve had built up a 14 point gap over their nearest rivals Roma. The second p
  • The Odds For Coppa Italia Contenders

    7 Feb 2014 | 3:24 am
    The first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-finals is behind us and there are just two more matches to go before the final is set. So now it's time to take stock of the remaining clubs and who looks to be the favourite among the contenders. This past week saw two closely contested matches: Udinese defended their home ground and earned a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina while AS Roma did the same with a 3-2 win over Napoli. But can the first leg's winners maintain their advantages through the coming week's matches? Here's a quick look at each team's status heading into the second leg. Udi
  • Can Milan represent Italy and reach the final

    28 Jan 2014 | 2:42 am
    AC Milan are one of the most recognised names in world football. With a history full of trophies, great players and success, their current position in Serie A will be a big disappointment to fans used to seeing great things from their team. After a change in manager, Milan hired former-player Clarence Seedorf in the hope of changing the fortunes of the club. Seedorf got off to a good start in his first game with a 1-0 win over Verona, and will have all the latest updates from Seedorf’s new role. Although they are all but out of the hunt f
  • Week 18 Serie A Predictions - Juventus to edge out Roma in crunch clash

    4 Jan 2014 | 3:40 am
    Serie A recommences this weekend after the winter break, so the players should be fresh for a much anticipated second half of the season. Some teams will be looking to continue on where they left off, whilst others will be hoping a new year brings new fortunes. The undoubted game of the weekend is a huge one, leaders Juventus take on Roma, in a battle between the top two. Juve are five points clear going into the new year and are favourites to claim another title this time around. Their domestic form has been impeccable all season dropping just seven points all se
  • Week 17 Serie A Predictions - Allegri to triumph in Derby della Madonnina

    20 Dec 2013 | 7:20 am
    After last week's results the division started to look a little clearer at the top and bottom, but I'm predicting another weekend of shocks that will turn the division on its head again. The game of the weekend is obviously the Milan derby. Although both teams aren't what they used to be this season, it's still a Milan derby and you can't help but look forward to the two famous sides going at each other for 90 minutes. Inter are the better of the two sides this season but are still well off the pace by their standards. I Nerazzurri lie in fifth position after a de
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    BoxofficeFootball Soccer Highlights Video News online

  • Chelsea Sunderland the Final Word

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Well Sunderland shock Chelsea with late 2-1 victory, agent BORINI doing the damage. Bottom of the league Sunderland have now taken four points away to 2nd place Chelsea and 3rd place City within 4 days FACT: Liverpool now favorites to land the title, Jose Mourinho’s incredible unbeaten streak is over 77-1. Brendan Rodgers what can you say tactically brilliant
  • Skills in Heels One for Madrid

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    Well this is one way to celebrate Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey win against Barcelona. Skills
  • Footballfitty: Easter Chick from Sao Paulo

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:33 am
    Brazil is the place to be this summer and not just for the world cup , there will be talent everywhere you look. Happy Easter! 
  • What a Copa Touch by Ronaldo

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    For anyone who thought Ronaldo and Messi had a relationship issue this puts it to bed. Not sure why Messi was touching Ronaldo’s leg mind Gareth Bale: I’ve never played in an atmosphere like that” And just in case you missed the winner beep beep!
  • Top Stars that will miss out on the World Cup

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    Brazil 2014 is one of the most highly anticipated football tournaments of all time. The likes of Ballon d’OR winner Ronaldo, Messi, Ribery and Rooney will all be touching down in Rio expecting to make their mark on world football. But for some, the journey to the Maracana has ended prematurely. Of course one of those is Gareth Bale. But the Welsh returning to a major tournament is about as likely as San Marino finishing a Qualifying Group with a plus goal difference. We take a look at some of the heart-broken stars who will be watching the World Cup fixtures from their luxurious sofas this…
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    World Football Commentaries by Steve Amoia

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

    Steve Amoia
    9 Apr 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…
  • Book Review: 100 Years of Soccer in America by the U.S. Soccer Federation

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

    Steve Amoia
    2 Feb 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Image credit: Ella Moss for World Football Commentaries Publisher's NoteWith the World Cup on the horizon (12 June 2014) from Brazil, please enjoy this helpful article about guides to all of the host cities.Thirty-two nations of the world expect; none of them more so than Brazil. England, not so much, but hope is building among many countries and not just the favourites; Brazil, Germany, Holland, Argentina, Italy and France, but also Colombia (if Radamel Falcao recovers) and Chile, respectively.Image credit: FIFA. Not since Roberto Baggio’s skyward penalty kick in 1994 has a World…
  • Product Review: adidas Real Madrid Anthem Track Top by SoccerPro

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

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

  • New ESPN commercial for the World Cup

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
  • Why Raleigh Deserves Consideration as MLS Moves Southeast

    31 Mar 2014 | 6:18 am
    Check out this story - hope one day their are actual headlines announcing the Raleigh MLS team -
  • Daily Soccer Links - 3/27

    27 Mar 2014 | 9:49 am posted an exclusive interview with MLS Commish Don Garber on a wide range of league topics. takes a stab at predicting the US starting line-up for the World Cup. The guys over at look in the chances of Seattle defender DeAndre Yedlin making the World Cup roster. Interesting story outside of the US, as UEFA has approved the 'Nations League' which will replace Euro qualifying and see nations placed in a promotion / relegation system. Stadium news is always interesting reading (if even it may all be rumors), and Roma looks to grab headlines…
  • Daily Soccer Links - 3/26

    26 Mar 2014 | 3:39 pm
    There is a new #1 on top of the MLS Power Rankings this week. Even though they are still a year away from seeing action NYC FC has started the marketing campaign around town with their new badge. Great news for the US Men's National Team as FIFA has approved Julian Green's switch to the US. The Toronto v. DC match-up from this past weekend set a new MLS ratings record for Canadian sports channel TSN. Shakira has released a new soccer track in time for World Cup 2014. Simon Borg is back for a look at week 3's questionable calls and plays in Instant Replay. MLS…
  • Daily Soccer Links - 3/25

    25 Mar 2014 | 5:33 am
    Here are the updated standings after week 3 action. We have a three way tie across the top of the east - and all three teams have only played two games. FC Dallas holds the current Western Conference lead, as well as the overall table at 7 points after 3 games. Stadium News - Images have 'leaked' of the proposed stadium for Beckham's Miami team. We aren't sure how accurate these will be, or if he will even got that land, but if these images do come to be reality it will be great for the league. Big sponsorship news as Etihad Airways, the airline connected to sponsoring Manchester…
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    A Cultured Left Foot

  • Just Reward For Ramsey?

    Yogi's Warrior
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:15 pm
    The Easter weekend kicks in with matches in the Premier League and elsewhere affecting promotion and relegation matters. No Arsenal today and no musings on Everton’s game as they take on United once The final whistle has blown at the KC Stadium. Cardiff City’s attempts to survive include complaints to the authorities that the Cockney wide boys from Crystal Palace indulged in the footballing equivalent of industrial espionage. Not for them a network of scouts to watch their opponents and divine tactics or strategies from those reports. No, they went to straight to the horses mouth.
  • On TV & What’s The Mesut With You?

    Yogi's Warrior
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:23 am
    Morning all, the Easter Weekend is upon and balmy sunshine bathes over the back garden as many prepare to test the new Government car parks, otherwise known as motorways, on their way to wherever. Something to keep the journey flowing is the Good Friday Gathering, this morning’s playlist which can also be found in the right sidebar. Welcome to the weekend. With today being a bank holiday in the UK, Arsène’s press conference was brought forward to yesterday which has thrown me entirely, especially with the trip to Hull being on Sunday. It’s just typical of Sky’s…
  • Champions League Ambitions?

    Yogi's Warrior
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:46 am
    It’s the trophy that nobody except Arsenal wants to win. Another season, another challenger crumbles under pressure and in nip Arsène’s Men to take fourth place. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Arsenal’s return to the top four was supposed to be temporary with Everton achieving a routine victory last night. Everyone assumed Palace were Puncheon above their weight in this bout but far from it, the win took them to the magical forty points total and assured their Premier League survival. As much as it sticks in the throat to say it, Pulis has done a good job…
  • Podolski’s Hammer Blow Sends Arsenal Back Into Top Four

    Yogi's Warrior
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Arsenal 3 – 1 West Ham United 0 – 1 Jarvis (40) 1 – 1 Podolski (44) 2 – 1 Giroud (55) 3 – 1 Podolski (78) It might only last a few more hours but last night’s victory over West Ham sent Arsenal back junto the top four and put pressure on Everton ahead of their meeting with Crystal Palace at Goodison Park tonight. It was a tale of two halves. If the first was the worst of times, the second was definitely the best. Arsenal coughed and spluttered before half-time and purred into life afterwards. Nobody epitomised that more than Olivier Giroud. Guilty of an…
  • BOOK REVIEW: Sol Campbell – The Authorised Biography by Simon Astaire

    Yogi's Warrior
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    Sol Campbell – The Authorised Biography By Simon Astaire Published by Spellbinding Media It’s hard to review a book where sensationalism has overrun the remaining pages. Sol Campbell’s views on racism in the game and why he wasn’t considered for the England captaincy, have been debated since this book was serialised shortly after publication. The observations he makes are no different from those he has made before, in short they were nothing new but with a book to sell, no publicity is bad publicity. The problem is that in cherry-picking the controversial parts, the book is built…
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    All About FC Barcelona

  • FC Barcelona Transfer News - Klopp and Marco Reus Tops Barca's Wish list

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Barca appears to have zoomed in on the coach and player pair of Klopp and Reus as their prime target for this summer's transfer window, or at least the Catalan wants us to think so. With the season suddenly taking a turn for worse, it is natural to hear clamour to replace Martino. It looks like the Catalan media have identified the current Borussia Dortmund coach as the ideal replacement for Martino. A week ago they were harping on the name of Luis Enrique and others; now they are simply forgotten. It was natural that in this Marco Reus also was added, especially with that brilliant…
  • FC Barcelona wins UEFA Youth League

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:06 pm
    FC Barcelona boys have won this years's UEFA Youth League Cup by beating Benifica in the final 3-0. Watch the highlights below which involve a spectacular Golazo.© 2013-2014 All About FC Barcelona | Rights Reserved : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5Visit All About FC Barcelona to find the Latest FC Barcelona News, Pictures, Videos and all the Happening related to Barca.
  • Barca Images GIF - Granada Keeper Saving Lionel Messi Free Kick

    12 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    This was that kind of night. Nothing would go in regardless of how much we tried. In any other day, this Messi free kick would have gone through, but not today.© 2013-2014 All About FC Barcelona | Rights Reserved : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5Visit All About FC Barcelona to find the Latest FC Barcelona News, Pictures, Videos and all the Happening related to Barca.
  • Has Barca conceded la Liga Race? Barca - 0, Granada - 1

    12 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    When I wrote the preview, I warned specifically about taking Granada lightly in a must win match. That precisely was what Barca did and paid heavily for that. After going down to a shock Brahimi fall Barca failed to react properly in the first half and they paid for that. Even though we threw everything at Granada in the second half, the ball wouldn't go in. With this defeat we may have conceded defeat in our La Liga title defense. Unbelievable has been this week, from challenging for three titles we have been effectively reduced to challenging for the King's Cup. With two consecutive defeats…
  • Barça Images GIF - Lionel Messi's Brilliant Goal against Milan

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Lionel Messi's first goal against Milan in 2012-13 season's Champions League. Those who criticize him should remember how good he is when the team could give him a bit more space. Those who are interested should see Villa's positioning and the effect that has on the defense."He needs only need that much of space, See the position of Villa which makes that Space""The second Goal created by Iniesta again the space is Key"© 2013-2014 All About FC Barcelona | Rights Reserved : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5Visit All About FC Barcelona to find the Latest FC Barcelona News, Pictures,…
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    Arsenal Watch

  • Arsene on Giroud “He has scored 20 goals that is a great record”

    William Hallahan
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:23 am
    Wenger lauds Giroud Arsene Wenger has commented on Olivier Giroud’s form following his private life scrutiny in the media. “It was a bit physical and mental as well with what happened to him, but Olivier is a strong lad with a strong mentality and he is a strong, positive guy,” said Wenger, whose side travel to East Yorkshire on Sunday for an FA Cup final dress rehearsal against Hull looking to consolidate their place in the Premier League’s top four. “He has a great mentality which is what I think got him back (on form). “He has scored 20 goals – that is a great record…
  • Arsene “We have a big game at Hull, you can drop points anywhere”

    William Hallahan
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am
    Arsene Wenger, positive ahead of trip to Hull Arsene Wenger gave his opinion on Crystal Palace’s win at Everton and the latest team news ahead of  the Gunners Premier League trip to Hull on Sunday. “If you look at the consistency of Crystal Palace’s results in the last two months, it is very impressive,” Wenger said. “They have beaten Chelsea and now Everton, so they have had some great results. “Let’s be honest, of course we wanted Crystal Palace to make a result but you know that in the Premier League, it is like that. Since the start of the season…
  • Alex Scott scores as Arsenal Ladies draw WSL opener

    William Hallahan
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:03 am
    Alex celebrates her goal Arsenal Ladies began their Women’s Super League season with a 1-1 draw against Notts County at Meadow Lane. Notts County took the lead on 26 minutes when Jess Clarke slotted past Byrne to score Notts County’s first ever league goal. Arsenal almost produced an immediate response when Kelly Smith fired over from Yukari Kinga’s path. The Gunners improved in the second half. In the 54th minute Shinobo Ohno weaved into a shooting position, her effort was blocked but the ball rebounded to Scott who hit a flashing volley past Telford. The momentum was all…
  • Szczesny “Every game is a cup final to us now”

    William Hallahan
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:14 am
    Every match a Cup Final, says Ches Szczesny has spoken about the challenge of securing a top 4 spot and not playing in FA cup ties. “As an Arsenal fan, I just want to get the trophy; it’s not so much about me playing in the competition,” Szczesny said. “Lukasz has been doing really well and obviously he was a penalty shoot-out hero at Wembley, so I was very happy for him. “It’s up to the manager who plays. I think Lukasz has done really well and deserves a lot of credit. I’d love to play, obviously, but it’s the manager’s decision. “For us, it’s just massive to get a…
  • Ozil “should be available for the weekend” says Wenger

    William Hallahan
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    Mesut back for Hull Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal have to take care of their own results first, but he admits the Gunners will be hoping Everton’s seven-game winning streak comes to an end against the Eagles. He said: “Saturday and tonight improves the confidence of the team, but we know we have one advantage – the picture is very clear in front of us. “We know we have to win our games and hope that Everton will slip up somewhere, but let’s focus on our job and not look too much at Everton. “If we need that we will see when we need it, but at the moment we can only do it if…
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  • Great escape still on, says Magath

    Alex Hams
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Fulham manager Felix Magath still believes that his side have a good chance of avoiding relegation after their 3-1 loss against Tottenham. Despite having been level at 1-1 going into half-time at White Hart Lane, the Cottagers were unable to take anything away from their London rivals, which leaves them two points from safety with just three games to go. Norwich – in 17th – face a difficult run in where they play teams from the top seven in the league table, which has buoyed Fulham, who will take on Hull and Crystal Palace at home either side of a trip to Stoke. Magath feels that if they…
  • Liverpool eye Cardiff stopper

    Alex Hams
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Liverpool are planning a £6m move for David Marshall if Cardiff are relegated at the end of the season, according to reports from The Metro. The Scottish stopper has been one of the few bright spots in what has been a terrible campaign for the Bluebirds, who are now facing a difficult last three fixtures as they look to move out of the relegation zone. Marshall has been ever-present for both Malky Mackay and now manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with his performances attracting attention from Tottenham in recent weeks. Now Liverpool have also entered the race, with Brendan Rodgers keen to draft…
  • Ex-Everton man predicts loss of loan star

    Alex Hams
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Former Everton forward Graeme Sharp believes that his old side will be unable to keep Romelu Lukaku at the club if they miss out on Champions League qualification. The powerful Belgian striker has enjoyed an excellent season on loan at Goodison Park from Chelsea, banging in 13 goals to keep the Merseysiders in contention for a top four finish. But following their shock midweek loss against Crystal Palace, Everton are now a point off of Arsenal in the pursuit of the last spot in Europe’s top competition, and face a more difficult run-in than their London rivals. Lukaku has hinted in the past…
  • Arsenal close in on Ligue 1 star

    Alex Hams
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has opened talks with Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier, according to reports from The Metro. The 21-year-old Ivorian has been one of Ligue 1’s standout performers in recent times, attracting attention form a host of top clubs from across Europe. Arsenal are just one name to have been aligned with the defender, and it has now emerged that Wenger met with his agent last week. It is understood that discussions went smoothly, which could prompt a serious offer when the transfer window opens. The Frenchman is desperate to find a replacement for current right-back…
  • Manchester United line up fresh Barcelona raid

    Alex Hams
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Manchester United could mount a new move for Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas following talk that the midfielder has been told he can leave at the end of the season, according to reports from The Metro. The Red Devils chased the ex-Arsenal man for much of last summer, but were unable to lure him away from the Nou Camp. Three separate bids were lodged for the Spaniard, yet Barca rejected them all to keep their silky passer. However their stance on Fabregas has shifted in recent weeks, with rumours suggesting that they are now ready to sell. It is understood that the Catalans are set for a big…
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  • Watch :: Luis Suarez interview Sir Paul McCartney ahead of concert in Uruguay

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it's missing. Get Flash Player from Adobe. Sir Paul McCartney is playing in Uruguay’s Estadio Centenario tonight, and ahead of the concert, he was asked a series of recorded questions about many things including football, music and Merseyside by Luis Suarez. Over 50,000 fans are expected on Saturday night and Suarez even asked the Liverpool legend for a ticket even though he is kind of a little bit busy with this whole Premier League title chase thing.
  • Footie Facts

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Roger Milla of Cameroon set the record as the oldest goalscorer in a World Cup at the age of 38 in the 1990 World Cup. He broke his own record in 1994 when he scored at the World Cup at the age of 42.
  • Welcome to Atlanta :: MLS

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:09 pm
    As you all know by now, the MLS is coming to Atlanta in a couple of years. As some of you may know, I went to college down in Atlanta. A few months back when the whole MLS to Atlanta train started picking up a lot more steam, I started to get excited. When the Beckham-franchise-to-Miami press conference Q+A got into further expansion and potential sites, I perked up when I heard some really favorable words which sounded like a team in AT was going to happen and going to happen soon. Now that it is official, I’m going to double down on these tweets above that I posted back in December.
  • Soccer In America – A Photographic Journey

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:09 pm
    My #106ers team vs @bumpypitch ~~ MandoFresko on Instagram To submit your photos for inclusion in this Soccer In America – A Photographic Journey series, email them to dunny [at] bumpy pitch [dot] com.
  • Baohaus x Nike SB Dunk High Premium

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:51 pm
    A good look at the Suede / Polarized Blue color way drop in the Baohaus x Nike SB Dunk High Premium, spotted and available over at Premier. ~~ The interwebs have been won with this drop….
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    Chelsea FC True Blue

  • Chris Foy Gets Punched in the Face…. By the Ball (Video)

    Bharath Ram
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    The anger of Chelsea fans at referee Chris Foy is more than justified despite what the FA says in its judgement. The charge against Jose Mourinho (after his complaints against Foy following the 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa) is unlikely to be withdrawn. That defeat against Villa could still prove to be the decisive factor ...
  • ‘Gentlemen’ Atletico Madrid Will Discuss Courtois’ Position with Chelsea

    Bharath Ram
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    UEFA may intervene as much as they like, but Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says that the Spanish outfit will honour the Thibaut Courtois loan agreement between Atletico and Chelsea. Courtois has been playing at Atletico for the last three years and it looks like they are looking to extend the deal by another year. ...
  • Gourlay Confirms Courtois Can Play against Chelsea, For Free

    Bharath Ram
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:52 am
    Chelsea Chief executive Ron Gourlay has confirmed that Thibaut Courtois is free to play against the blues in the Champions League semi-finals. Chelsea have been drawn against Atletico Madrid, where Courtois has spent the last few years on loan from Chelsea. During this period, he has developed a reputation for being the best young goalkeeper ...
  • UCL Semi-Final Draw 13/14: Chelsea Meet Atletico Madrid

    Bharath Ram
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:36 am
    Chelsea drawn against Atletico Madrid First leg on 22 April (Vicente Calderon), second leg on 30 April (Stamford Bridge) Fernando Torres returns to his former club Thibaut Courtois faces his parent club Chelsea have been drawn against Spanish club Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals 2013/14. The blues will be having the first leg ...
  • PICTURE SPECIAL: Chelsea’s 2-0 win over PSG in UCL Quarter-Final

    Bharath Ram
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    As the Jose Mourinho and his team switch their attention to the weekend’s match against Swansea City, we fans can continue to revel at the way we came back against Paris St Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals. It was the perfect night in every way, and one that will further cement Stamford Bridge’s reputation ...
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    Soccer Mastermind

  • Soccer Dreams Never Die

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:08 am
    Parents sometimes ask me, “Don’t you feel guilty encouraging children to pursue their soccer dreams?” When the odds are so heavily stacked against them. When the odds of success are so overwhelming. When the likelihood of playing for Liverpool, Barcelona or Milan disintegrates with every heartbeat. However… My answer will always remain the same. Fist clenched… “You’re asking the wrong question!” Of course the odds are against us… You and I are probably not going to win a World Cup or a Premiership now. We’re not even going to play second division. We may count ourselves…
  • Soccer Indoctrination and The Need For Change

    9 Jun 2013 | 4:17 am
    When you grow up you tend to look back and remember your best friends. You remember occasions and incidents that only you will take to the grave. My youth was spent watching Fred Savage grow up playing the character Kevin Arnold in the Wonder Years. Do you remember the Wonder Years? In one particular episode, Kevin went to work with his father, Jack (Dan Lauria) to see what his dad actually did for a living. The scene started with him sitting in his father’s chair at Norcom. While looking through the draws he noticed a difference in his father’s attitude when dealing with both his boss…
  • Kids Soccer: The Dirty Dozen

    21 Apr 2013 | 4:28 am
    I’d like to start off with “every child is extraordinary”. Every child on this planet has something important to say and do. No matter how small their contribution may seem, there is a place for them in the soccer world, in the stadium of champions. The word “champion” is synonymous with excellence, winning and being the best. Champions are those individuals at the top of their game, the absolute best and are labeled “winners”. This is where I draw the line. To define champions as winners implies that everyone else is a loser. A champion is not necessarily someone who plays…
  • Kids Soccer: The Sweet Smell of Failure

    19 Mar 2013 | 3:51 am
      My philosophy, as a soccer parent is simple. “Soccer is a metaphor for life” Soccer offers the opportunity to learn in a team environment and allows children to cope with winning, losing and is one of many great workout programs. But my philosophy fails to acknowledge something that haunts the majority of kids. I’ve referred to it as the struggle previously but will call it the bogey man for this post. The Fear of Failure When kids play with fear they tend to be scared and find refuge outside of the spotlight. My question has always been this, can these players improve by…
  • Soccer Success: Addicted to Flow

    2 Nov 2012 | 4:22 am
    Each year, hundreds of soccer books are published with some great advice and insights. While these books may help a reader in the short term, most books (if you’re a published author do not send hate mail, the word “most” was used and you can place yourself in the minority if it makes you feel better) offer no advice on how to enjoy the game. Soccer books published for kids fail to ask the right questions. What really makes children feel alive? What makes them happy? What are the experiences that make soccer worthwhile? “More than anything else, men and women seek happiness”…
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  • World Cup memories.

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am
    53 days and 12 hours to go.. Frank Lampard’s unbelievable disallowed goal against Germany in 2010
  • Atletico Madrid stay on course for the title

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    Atletico Madrid move 6 point clear of Real Madrid by beating Elche 2- 0 All Goals – Atletico Madrid 2-0 Elche – 18-04-2014 by yooong
  • Adidas unlock the game

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Ad starring Luis Suarez,Leighton Baines,Juan Mata,Aaron Ramsey and Luke Shaw
  • Crystal Palace end Everton’s winning run

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    Crystal Palace ran up their fourth successive league victory and in the process broke Everton’s seven-game winning streak, their run of nine straight victories at Goodison Park and possibly their Champions League hopes.
  • World Cup Memorabilia : David Beckham’s first goal for England

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:51 pm
    With 54 days,18 hours,10 minutes and 29 seconds to go here is a look at David Beckham scoring his first World Cup goal for England off a free kick in France ’98
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    Barrie's View

  • 10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 34

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    2 – Harry Kane has scored as many Premier League goals in open play as Roberto Soldado this season. The young English striker has made 6 appearances (2 starts) compared to the Spaniard’s 26 (22 starts). Soldado has also scored 4 penalties. 6 – Sunderland have scored 6 own goals in the Premier League this […]
  • Arsenal with and without Patrick Vieira

    12 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today Arsenal take on Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-final. With only the in-form Championship side standing between them and a place in the final to face either Hull City or Sheffield United, bookmakers and many an Arsenal fan are confident Arsène Wenger’s side will lift the trophy in May. Winning the FA Cup […]
  • 3 familiar names in Champions League semi-finals

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The UEFA Champions League hasn’t thrown up many surprises this season. Galatasaray finishing above Juventus in the group stage was certainly the biggest. But that had its own controversy. A postponed match that was played in freezing temperatures saw Galatasaray beat Juventus 1-0. And even then, the Italian side were eliminated into the Europa League […]
  • 10 Interesting Stats from Champions League Quarter-Finals

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    1 – Barcelona have only kept one clean sheet in their last eight Champions League matches. 4 – English sides have won the last 4 Champions League knockout ties vs French opponents. Chelsea left it late before Demba Ba’s dramatic late winner to see Chelsea reach the semi-finals at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain. 4 […]
  • 10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 33

    7 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    1 – Sunderland have picked up just 1 point from their last 7 Premier League matches following their defeat at Tottenham on Monday night football. Five of these matches have been since their League Cup final defeat to Manchester City. 9 – Liverpool extended their winning streak to 9 games in the Premier League with […]
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    The Dribbler Sports & Fitness Blog

  • How will the new hybrid engines cope with the heat in Bahrain?

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    Bahrain a hot circuit, for hot cars, these new hybrids are growing on me, generally change needs time for all of us to digest, it’s just change we all feel apprehensive about, it’s human nature I suppose. Next year we’ll all be use to them and the teams will have gained vast experience by then, I’m sure they wont seem that bad to the pessimist. At Bahrain this year, we will see these 1,6 litre V6 turbos rip the track up, the new hybrids weight are slightly heavier 690kg to the former 642kg V8s, the power the new cars give out is obviously not as much as the V8′s…
  • How Does US Open Tennis Qualifying Work?

    26 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    The US Open is one of the grandest stages in the game of Tennis. Before 2010 the US open technically wasn’t an “open” tournament since it had no system in place to allow any player to qualify. In the past it was the top 32 internationally ranked players that got a spot, and invites were only extended to proven professionals to fill out the bracket. According to, this all changed in 2010 when the US Open debuted the US Open National Playoffs, a tournament that allows players to compete for the chance to qualify for a chance to play in this grand slam event.
  • Goal line technology for the 2014 World Cup?

    28 Oct 2013 | 2:19 pm
      The upcoming World Cup will include an unprecedented new feature in the goal line technology that FIFA has decided to implement. After a contentious World Cup match in 2010 that left many fans complaining of unfairness, FIFA has finally decided to put to use technology that has been possible for years, but many have protested its implementation and use. Goal line technology systems determine whether a goal is scored in a soccer match in a much more standardized way than simply relying on the calls of referees. Such systems are run through the use of either cameras or magnetic fields.
  • How to become a sports writer

    30 Sep 2013 | 2:14 pm
    As one of the most popular subjects in the world, sport is frequently written about both on and offline. Who writes that content? This is the job of a sports writer. Sports writers write content about the most popular sports in the world, often this is with the intention of driving traffic to news sites or online gaming platforms. They are employed either as full-time staff, or in many cases, as freelancers, working for several different outlets at the same time. So how do you find work as a sports writer? Read on for some pointers. Start a blog Starting a blog is ridiculously easy, and…
  • The best sports injury clinic in London?

    11 Sep 2013 | 2:13 pm
    If you are in need of medical treatment for a sports-related injury, Highgate Sports Injury Clinic in London is one of the best centres in the UK, if not the world. Opened in 1980, the hospital, which is located in Highgate, North London aims to provide first-class independent healthcare for the local community. They offer a range of medical services, including treatment in most specialties, diagnostic imaging, health screening, physiotherapy, GP services and also an onsite pharmacy. They can accommodate all types of surgery from tonsillectomy to hip replacement and work with over 130 of…
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    Nuke Soccer

  • MLS 2014: Week 6 Recap

    13 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    SANTA CLARA, CA — After three games at their once all-but-impregnable fortress, the San Jose Earthquakes are still searching for their first victory of 2014. After three games on the road, the Columbus Crew are still unblemished by defeat. The Quakes and Crew continued their early-season trends Sunday, when Federico Higuain and Chris Wondolowski traded goals on either side of halftime and both teams hit the woodwork in the second half of a 1-1 tie. Full Story Game Highlights CARSON, CA — The LA Galaxy stuck to their guns in midfield and Robbie Keane broke free just after halftime…
  • Impacttv: Montreal-Chicago Highlights

    13 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
  • Whitecapstv: Los Angeles-Vancouver

    13 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
  • TFCtv: Toronto-Colorado Highlights

    13 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
  • Buddle Beats Toronto FC Once Again

    13 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    TORONTO, ON – The Colorado Rapids edged past injury-ridden Toronto FC 1-0 in a scrappy match at BMO Field on Saturday, thanks to Edson Buddle’s 99th career MLS goal. Buddle stroked home a low finish after a quick series of passes by the Rapids landed at the US forward’s feet for an easy tap-in goal in the 77th minute. Colorado started the play on the right, a cross finding substitute Dillon Serna, who switched the play to Dillon Powers. Powers took a look up, saw Buddle in the box surrounded by Toronto FC defenders and put in a well-placed pass to find his forward. Buddle slipped…
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    Brazil World Cup 2014

  • Brazil 2014 host city 'may drop out'

    27 Mar 2014 | 6:11 am
    Porto Alegre may pull out of hosting matches during the 2014 Brazil World Cup if important legislation isn't passed this week according to the city's mayor.
  • Pele deemed 'traitor of the century' by angry compatriots

    13 Mar 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Brazilian football legend Pele has been called the 'traitor of the century' by his fellow Brazilians for lending his support to the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
  • Pele: the pressure is on Neymar

    12 Mar 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Brazil's and arguably the world's greatest ever player, Pele, insists the pressure to deliver a World Cup on home soil will fall mostly on the shoulders of 22-year-old superstar Neymar.
  • Hodgson names uncapped Shaw in England squad

    27 Feb 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Luke Shaw's hopes of going to the 2014 Brazil World Cup have been handed a boost after the Southampton left back was named in Roy Hodgson's 30-man squad to face Denmark next week.
  • Curitiba stadium set to be finished in time

    20 Feb 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Fifa have breathed a sigh of relief after it was announced that the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba will be finished before the 2014 Brazil World Cup kicks off in June.
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    Howay the Toon

  • NUFC Suffer Another Heavy Defeat Against Man Utd

    5 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    It’s as you were for Alan Pardew and Newcastle United, as the Toon suffered yet another 4-0 defeat (take a look at all the heavy defeats NUFC have suffered under Pardew’s management), this time against Manchester United at St. James’s Park. I thought we started off well, seeing a lot of the ball and pressing […]
  • We’re NUFC, and We’re Used to Taking Hammerings

    30 Mar 2014 | 2:23 pm
    *UPDATED: Included April 5th game against Manchester United. A quote from Alan Pardew after the wretched display from his team against Southampton this weekend: “When we turn to the fans, what can we say? They left at half past five this morning and they’ve come to watch a performance that isn’t ‘us’. Far be it […]
  • Pardew’s Fails to Make Positive Impact (for Newcastle)

    29 Mar 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Prior to the game against Southampton, NUFC manager Alan Pardew stated that his return to the stadium would have a positive impact. Unfortunately, for the 2,100 fans who traveled to the South Coast to see Newcastle play, it was anything but, as the Toon were absolutely hammered by Southampton 4-0. The scoreline didn’t flatter Southampton […]
  • Pardew Allowed Back In Against Southampton

    28 Mar 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Alan Pardew makes a comeback of sorts on Saturday. He’s actually allowed into a football stadium after sticking a nut on some bloke at Hull. Pardew’s touchline ban however remains intact, and will do so for another four games. After being trounced by Everton, and not giving a rats arse, Newcastle’s players are looking like […]
  • Newcastle 0 West Ham 0

    24 Aug 2013 | 10:16 am
    Earlier this week Alan Pardew asked the Toon faithful to judge the team after the games against West Ham and Fulham, well, that’s one game down and it’s not looking good. To put it mildly, Newcastle United were quite simply woeful against West Ham, and the decisions from Pardew (bringing on Sammy to replace Marveaux, […]
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    BigSoccer - Featured Soccer Blogs

  • Mexico 2026?

    John Jagou
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    SKIMMING TWITTER the other night, killing time before the Purple Wedding, Glenn Davis posted a link to an interesting article about the 2026 World Cup. Should Mexico host its third World Cup in 2026? Funny thing, it just so happened that UDN was broadcasting the official film of 1986 World Cup. You know the one – the one with the Michael Caine narration and the Rick Wakeman soundtrack. It turned out it was a rather poor account if the tournament. It spent a lot of time on some Argentine whose name escapes me at the moment (I kid). What really stood out, though, is that 9 of the 12…
  • Stuff I’m Not Writing About

    Bill Archer
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    Work on another omnibus “FIFA Is a Den of Rats and Weasels” post having been slowed by the need to comply with our beloved government’s edict that it be fed lest it devour us all, a number of topics are herewith being tossed to the curb due to lack of time, interest and/or energy. Beginning with the ESPN 30 for 30 film on the Hillsborough disaster which aired last night. If you missed it, figure out when it will air again and force yourself to watch. As American soccer fans, even those of us who have labored mightily to grasp the issues and emotions involved, there’s…
  • The English Premier League was a disastrous idea

    Dan Loney
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:14 pm
    In 1992 English league football came to an end.  The twenty-two members of what was then the First Division voted to leave the Football League as a body when presented with the prospect of deliciously huge television revenue numbers.  For seven of those teams, it was an incredibly smart, if callous, business decision.  For the others, the decision not to share television revenue with the rest of the Football League has cost them. If you believe a federation of members should be for the mutual benefit of all its members, then the English Premiership has failed.  This should have been…
  • To Everything There is a Season

    Bill Archer
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    One of the articles of faith among the kind of American soccer fans who are positive that MLS could transform itself into a World Class League© overnight by adopting a system of Promotion and Relegation is the one regarding making the switch to a Fall-to-Spring season, otherwise known as “aligning with Europe”. That particular argument takes on added urgency when, as recently happened, MLS teams just emerging from preseason workouts get hammered in the CONCACAF Champions League by clubs in mid-season form. As recently as last October, the normally sober Jeff Carlisle was…
  • Join Together: Kentucky’s Bunker Brothers’ Soccer Dream

    Dan Loney
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:50 pm
    It’s a resplendent October day at Scott County High School in Georgetown, Kentucky.  The mood on the visiting team bus, however, is anything but sunny.  Mason County’s boys soccer team has just lost to the home team by a dispiriting 10-0 score.  Ahead of them is a two hour bus ride back to Maysville, on the banks of the Ohio River.  For seniors Frank and Charles Bunker, a chapter in their unusual lives has ended.  They will face many decisions about their soccer careers – and their lives. Conjoined twins occur in approximately one in every 100,000 pregnancies.  Out of…
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    Barca Blaugranes - All Posts

  • Copa del Rey El Clasico: FC Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: Player Ratings

    Inder Methil
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    A detailed, player-by-player breakdown of Barcelona's disheartening Copa del Rey Final loss to Real Madrid Jose Manuel Pinto 3.3 Minutes played: 90 Touches: 28 Passes: 9 Pass Accuracy: 100 Shots Faced: 7 Saves Made: 5 Bostjan says: 6.0 Pinto put in another uninspiring performance in net for Barcelona. He was beaten twice by shots that could've been stopped and on quite a few occasions he looked like he wasn't well positioned. Pinto also received some help from the right crossbar. But it wasn't all bad for the Barcelona goalkeeper who finished the game with five saves including a couple very…
  • La Liga: FC Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao: Full Match Coverage

    Sam Cooper
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    Full match coverage of Barcelona's La Liga tie against Athletic Bilbao. A week and a half ago, Barcelona were on course for the treble. Just behind Atlético Madrid in La Liga, in the semi-final of the Champions League against the same opponent and in the final against Atlético's cross-city rivals Real. Now, they face the very real possibility of picking up no major honours this season. A run of three consecutive defeats has seen them slip away from La Liga and be elevated from both the Champions League and the Cope del Rey. With what looks to be a pretty hefty summer clear-out…
  • La Liga: FC Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao: Match Preview

    Sam Cooper
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    A preview of Sunday's La Liga clash between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao. A week and a half ago, Barcelona were on course for the treble. Just behind Atlético Madrid in La Liga, in the semi-final of the Champions League against the same opponent and in the final against Atlético's cross-city rivals Real. Now, they face the very real possibility of picking up no major honours this season. A run of three consecutive defeats has seen them slip away from La Liga and be elevated from both the Champions League and the Cope del Rey. With what looks to be a pretty hefty summer…
  • FC Barcelona News: 19 April 2014; Marc Bartra, Sergi Gomez Included in 18-Man Squad to Face Athletic Bilbao

    Bostjan Cernensek
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    Sergi Gómez named in squad | FC BarcelonaThe squad has been announced for Barça’s game on Sunday evening at home to Athletic Club Bilbao (9.00 PM CET). The most notable inclusion is the B team’s centre back Sergi Gómez, while the suspended Busquets misses out, as does Carles Puyol, who is still not considered 100 per cent fit. Tata Martino promises to fight to the end | FC BarcelonaThe Argentinian knows that these are not comfortable times for his players. "It is hard to keep our spirits up because we are not used to things like this" he said. "Nobody should…
  • La Liga Picks: Jornada 34

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    Match-round previews for Jornada 34 in Spain. ATLETICO DE MADRID over Elche I am mostly a superstitious person, so it took a lot of cojones for me to hype Atléti as much as I have this season. I've had countless pub debates with Premier League fans over the validity of Simeone's team. While not flashy, Atléti play a very intricate, sophisticated defensive system. It is dependent on high, intense horizontal pressing, as well as an acute understanding of coordination and defensive shape. Personally, I find it fascinating. If we can become captured by quality attacking…
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  • Delino DeShields Jr. got smashed in the face with a fastball

    Joe Lucia
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Whoa. Astros' prospect @LinoDeShields got hit in the face w/ a 90mph fastball (Via @ctcase10) — Jack Moore (@JackPMoore) April 19, 2014
  • 117 fans attended Georgia Tech’s spring game?

    Kevin Causey
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    117? That’s the number that’s been floating around social media in terms of fans that attended the Georgia Tech spring game on Friday night. 117! In contrast, the population of the city of Atlanta (Georgia Tech’s home) is over 400,000 and the Atlanta metro area has over six million people. Six million people! If we are to believe social media, only 117 of those six million showed up for Georgia Tech’s spring game on Friday night. Fans from opposing fan bases took to social media to have some fun with the Yellow Jackets… Things with better attendance than Georgia…
  • Martin Maldonado actually hits the cover off the ball

    Jaymes Langrehr
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Announcers like to say that guys “hit the cover off the ball” all the time, but how often is that literally what happened? Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado did just that against Charlie Morton and the Pirates. While he didn’t exactly hit it hard — he pounded it into the ground — the ball fell apart as it reached poor Pedro Alvarez, who had to try to throw a ball that was in pieces. Maldonado reached first safely on what was ruled an infield hit, because you can’t charge an error to Rawlings in the box score. Here's the "Maldy Ball" from…
  • Quenneville fined $25k for grabbing himself

    David Rogers
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has been $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during Game 1 against the St. Louis Blues. Quenneville was animated on the bench several times during his team’s defeat, but the fine is likely due to the coach grabbing himself while shouting at the officials. Here’s what he did in GIF form, courtesy of Puck Daddy: Need some context? Here’s video as the whole situation unfolds. Apparently that move costs you $25,000. Pretty steep, especially considering some of the punishments handed down to players causing serious injuries. It turns…
  • Final days of CNN's Flight 370 obsession

    Matt Yoder
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    CNN has become a laughingstock and the butt of many jokes over the last month for their breathless 24/7 coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Although the plane disappeared on March 8th and is still missing — presumably somewhere at the bottom of the Indian Ocean — CNN devoted non-stop coverage to the story, even when no new news was being reported. Although CNN was late night fodder for its discussion of black holes swallowing up the plane, it is in all seriousness a troubling sign for the American news media. CNN’s plane obsession was everything terrible about cable news and…
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    Setanta Sports Football News

  • Sunderland shock Chelsea

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    Borini calmly slotted home from the spot on 82 minutes to re-ignite Sunderland’s survival bid after Cesar Azpilicueta was controversially adjudged to have fouled Jozy Altidore to deal a massive blow to Chelsea’s title ambitions and condemn Jose Mourinho to his first ever home defeat as Blues manager. Connor Wickham equalised from close range after Samuel Eto’o had given Chelsea an early lead before Borini stepped up to score what could prove to be a crucial goal for both the top and bottom of the table come the end of the season.    Both sides were in desperate need of three…
  • Premier League round-up

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    In the clash that was live on Setanta Sports 1, Newcastle lost 2-1 to Swansea, while in the day’s early clash, Tottenham defeated Fulham 3-1. Full reports for those games can be found, respectively, here and here. Villa and Southampton played out a scoreless draw in Birmingham, leaving Paul Lambert’s men five points above the relegation zone. Rickie Lambert missed a brace of excellent early opportunities, and the Saints went on to largely dominate the opening half-hour, without managing to create further goal-scoring chances until Steven Davis was denied by a fine save from Brad Guzan…
  • Bony double seals Swansea victory

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    The Ivorian striker coolly converted an injury time penalty to add to his first-half header to claim a priceless three points for the Welsh side after Shola Amoebi had put Newcastle ahead from close range on 23 minutes. Garry Monk’s Swansea side were in desperate need of a win to lift themselves away from the relegation zone, while Newcastle were looking to end a dismal run of four successive league defeats. The visitors started well, with Bony going close on 12 minutes as he attempted to divert a Pablo Hernandez cross goalwards at the near post, but Mike Williamson was on hand to clear the…
  • Spurs too good for Fulham

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Paulinho converted Christian Eriksen's excellent free-kick to give the hosts the lead, only for Steve Sidwell to equalise two minutes later by battling into the Spurs box and finishing expertly. Harry Kane, though, headed Tottenham back in front early in the second half, before another fine delivery from Eriksen saw Younes Kaboul net from close range. Sidwell missed a penalty when Fulham were handed the chance to get back into the game against the run of play, allowing Spurs to ease to the win. Tottenham closed the gap to fifth-placed Everton to three points with Saturday's victory, while…
  • Pardew hopes for Remy deal

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    The QPR striker, 27, has previously stated that he wants to join one of the major European clubs after his season-long loan at St James’ Park ends, but Pardew is still hopeful that he can persuade the Frenchman to sign a permanent deal. “I think we’ve got a good chance of keeping Loic,” said Pardew. “Sometimes you can be a good fit at a club and he fits in well here.” Pardew is under huge pressure following a run of four successive defeats, and eight in their last 11 fixtures, but the Newcastle manager is still confident that he retains the faith of owner Mike Ashley and that…
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    Football Rascal

  • Arsenal must win the FA Cup and finish fourth

    Guest Blogger
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:17 am
    For years now, Arsenal fans have been presented with the question that has almost become embodied with the club, despite being widely adopted as some sort of butt joke by opposing fans. Would, the dilemma goes, Arsenal fans swap the … Read more...
  • Moyes of old is needed if United are to go through

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    In a season where lows have succeeded themselves with impeccable regularity and always managed to outdo their predecessors, Manchester United have one last glimmer of hope to cling onto at a time of they year when they’d normally be busy … Read more...
  • Tim Sherwood: His dream, our nightmare.

    5 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Eye-patch wearing singer Gabrielle coined the phrase “dreams, can come true” in her 1993 hit single “Dreams”, a song that must be the background track to Tim Sherwood’s life since becoming Spurs manager. Unfortunately for everyone else connected to Spurs, … Read more...
  • Chelsea need a striker, but Mourinho can only blame himself

    Guest Blogger
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
    “I’m not happy with my strikers’ performances, so I have to try things. And with André [Schurrle] at least I know we have one more player to have the ball, one more player to associate with the other players, and … Read more...
  • Moyes goes back to basics to undo Bayern

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    More than 70% of possession. 754 passes to 231. And yet, goals, the only statistic that ultimately matters in football, were even at Old Trafford last night. After eight months during which humiliations and abject performances had become as common … Read more...
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    Friends of Liverpool FC


    19 Apr 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Liverpool face Norwich City Sunday morning at Carrow road, knowing that a victory there will leave the Reds within touching distance of the Premier League title.With Sunderland having taken 4 points off our closest rivals Man City (draw) and a huge win at Chelsea on Saturday, surely the title is ours to lose now. TEAMPLDWONDRAWNLOSTDIFFPOINTSLIVERPOOL3424555177CHELSEA3523664175MAN CITY3322565471 I recall the sentence uttered by one Alex Ferguson a few years ago when he said: "To win the title, you cannot lose more than five games.Well old whiskey-nose was right as going into the final…

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:14 pm
                                   Norwich City v Liverpool Having over-come the giant hurdle that was Man City last Sunday afternoon, Liverpool now have their Title Destiny in their own hands.With just four games remaining for the Reds, four wins will see them win their first-ever Premier League title thus ending a 24 year wait for a League since 1990. Brendan Rodgers has done a remarkable job in turning us into a table-topping…

    5 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Liverpool play West Ham today in another must-win game.Man City and Chelsea both won on Saturday, though neither team looked convincing in their victories.As it currently stands, Liverpool are second behind Chelsea and in front of City on 71 points.All that will change if the Reds can beat West Ham at Upton Park today:Prediction: 3-1 Liverpool

    29 Mar 2014 | 8:34 pm
    After Chelsea's surprise defeat to Crystal Palace and Man City's draw at the Emerites with Arsenal, the door is now wide open for Liverpool to go top of the League on their own if the beat Spurs at Anfield today. As it stands Liverpool are 1 point behind Chelsea with a game in-hand against Tim Sherwood's team and 2 ahead of City who still have to face Liverpool before the Season's end. Hard to believe but, with seven games to go, Liverpool's Title destiny is now in our own hands. Win our remaining games and we win the League. It will be remarkable if it happens, but we…

    22 Mar 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Liverpool, once more proved their Title Ambitions by beating a stubborn Cardiff City 6-3 to go clear in second place with a game in hand on leaders Chelsea, who remain 4 points clear of the chasing pack. With such a great result how would you rate the Liverpool Players. Mignolet 7/10: Was not at fault for any of the goals, still doesn't have a commanding presence at the back.Johnson 7/10: Back to his best after injury, did well.Skrtel 8/10: Defended well & got two crucial goals for the team.Agger 6/10: Was at fault for 2 of the Cardiff goals, place under threat.Flanagan…
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    Soccer Classroom

  • How to Handle the Best Kid on Your Soccer Team

    Nicholas Spiller
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    This article originally appeared at Soccer ClassroomA young star soccer player in the making – (Photo: Every team has them.  This is the kid who can single-handedly take over the game and save the day, he or she is the best on the team, and they know it!  While their clever play and visionary skill draws shouts of “Ole!” from the crowd, they can also become quite the pesky creatures when they don’t get whatever they want.  The term Prima Dona comes to mind…  But as a coach of such players, what is the best way in which to handle such a talented…
  • Look Out for Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup

    Nicholas Spiller
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    This article originally appeared at Soccer ClassroomUruguay is ready for battle at the World Cup! – (Photo: While certainly not one of the big name soccer countries we usually associate as World Cup contenders, Uruguay certainly raised a few eyebrows after a strong run to the semifinals in South Africa 2010.  4 years down the road and readying themselves for Brazil, I could actually see this team going even further, potentially winning this tournament!  Perhaps this is crazy, but with the top forward lineup of any country and with history on their side, Uruguay…
  • When Teams Don’t Know How To Win

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    This article originally appeared at Soccer ClassroomOver the past few weeks I have had the pleasure to watch my brother in-law play lacrosse for Ursinus University.  He’s the starting goalie for the team and currently tied for second in the conference in save percentage (as a Freshman last year he led the league).  The previous two games they lost by one goal, the first was with three-seconds left in regulation and the second was in overtime.  For the third time in the season they lost by one goal to a nationally ranked team and each time I felt it coming.  There is a sense of…
  • Be a Good Soccer Parent

    Nicholas Spiller
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    This article originally appeared at Soccer ClassroomA father playing soccer with his son – (Photo: For every youth soccer player, there is a soccer parent.  A soccer mom or a soccer dad spends hours of their time hanging around youth soccer matches and practices, interacting with fellow parents and cheering on their young soccer starlets.  But every now and then, one of those parental units gets out of hand.  Perhaps they start yelling at a referee over a missed foul call on their precious Timmy, or perhaps they get angry with the coach for not giving their child enough…
  • Are Winners Born or Brought Up?

    Nicholas Spiller
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    This article originally appeared at Soccer ClassroomWinning is fun! – (Photo: While youth soccer is about a lot more than winning, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that the older the players get, the more important it is to earn that big W.  By the time players reach the professional level, winning is pretty much the only thing that matters.  3 points and on you go!  But while watching soccer played at every level, one gets the sense that some players are simply born to be winners and always come out on top while others are always wallowing in the despairs of…
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    Foot and Ball

  • Nations League approved by UEFA

    David Bolt
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:58 am
    One of the questions European football has been looking to answer in the past few years is what to do to improve International friendlies. A lot of international friendlies are not competitive enough to be of benefit of teams, as well as being pretty boring to watch for paying fans and TV audiences. Most are setup more as a money-spinning exercise for a national association than as a meaningful way to improve a national team. Last week, UEFA outlined a plan to revamp and hopefully improve international football in Europe, by announcing the creation of the Nations League which will begin in…
  • When Football and Parenting Collide

    Sean Charles
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm When Football and Parenting Collide is a post from: Foot and Ball The post When Football and Parenting Collide appeared first on Foot and Ball.
  • Leeds United face uncertain future after Football League blocks takeover

    David Bolt
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:18 pm
    It was not so long ago that Leeds United were one of the most exciting teams in English football. Leeds were a team with a seemingly perfect mix of exciting products of the Leeds academy and players signed from other British clubs for what were, at the time at least, sizable fees. They seemed to be poised to be in a position to be challenging for the Premier League title in years to come. In 2001, they even reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. However, it soon became apparent that Leeds’ on-field performances had come at the cost of any sort of financial stability. Leeds were…
  • Tim Sherwood Going Crazy

    Rami El Chamaa
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:11 am
    Tim Sherwood Going Crazy is a post from: Foot and Ball The post Tim Sherwood Going Crazy appeared first on Foot and Ball.
  • Emerson Boyce’s Impossible Block to Deny Dzeko

    Sean Charles
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:27 am
    Emerson Boyce’s Impossible Block to Deny Dzeko is a post from: Foot and Ball The post Emerson Boyce’s Impossible Block to Deny Dzeko appeared first on Foot and Ball.
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    Local Soccer News

  • Some Stars Will Be Missed at Brazil 2014

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    Brazil 2014 World Cup is only three months away, but unfortunately for football fans some great stars will miss the tournament. Brazil, who will be playing at home, is the favorite to win the Cup for the sixth time in their history. Argentina, Germany, Spain and Belgium follow them as possible winners. At you can see the full list. One of the greatest absences will be Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint Germain. Sweden was eliminated of the World Cup by Portugal in the European playoffs. He won the Puskas Award for best goal of the year, thanks to a…
  • Why Diving Should Stay in Soccer

    28 Oct 2013 | 1:46 pm
      Diving is perhaps the most frustrating aspect of soccer today, as seemingly great players fall to the ground untouched in an attempt at gaining an advantage over an opposing team. This problem is compounded by the fact that officials seem to award penalty kicks to the diver, rather than calling a foul for the act of diving. Despite the negative aspects of diving, however, it does provide some value for the sport as a whole. Separating the Good from the Great No, diving is not representative of greatness, but it is possible to use diving as a method of differentiating good players from…
  • Buying Soccer Cleats: A How To

    14 Oct 2013 | 5:43 am
    Whether you are completely new to the game of soccer or are a seasoned pro, you need to make sure that you have the right soccer cleats to get the most out of the game. The right pair of soccer cleats isn’t going to turn you into Ronaldo, but it is going to help you put in your best performance on the pitch. There are lots of different things to take into consideration when selecting soccer cleats, but if you follow these guidelines, you are going to end up with what you need. Your soccer cleats need to suit your playing style, so you need to think about where you typically play on the…
  • American Celebrity Soccer Fans

    7 Oct 2013 | 5:59 am
    There used to be a time when soccer wasn’t even on the radar when it came to playing sports in America. However, that has all changed. Soccer is now one of the fastest-growing sports in the US, with over 3 million kids registered in local soccer leagues. The arrival of David Beckham at LA Galaxy only increased interest in the sport, and now it has legions of celebrity followers as well. Let’s take a look at some of the most surprising ones. If you think about Drew Carey, you would guess that he is a fanatic for any Cleveland sports team – and he definitely is. However, did you know that…
  • Why Not Have A Soccer Party?

    1 Oct 2013 | 8:53 am
    It used to be that kids growing up in the United States would mostly play Little League baseball, basketball and football. However, there has been a big change in recent years. Now both boys and girls are flocking to soccer in droves, with US Youth Soccer now reporting that it has over 3 million registered players, up from just 100,000 back in 1974. Soccer is a great game for kids. Not only is it an excellent form of exercise, it also improves their coordination and teaches them sportsmanship – and shows them how to be a team player. It also gives them an opportunity to meet new friends,…
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  • Love for the game.

    Kristine Lilly
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:58 am
    I loved playing soccer. I love the way it made me feel out on the field, I love that it kept me in great shape. I love that it gave me great friendships.  I love that it brought my family together. Yes I love the game however the impact it had on me was greater than just the game. When I stepped out on that soccer field I felt at home.  Soccer game me the ability to express myself. As a young girl, I didn’t know how to express my feelings so I let my feelings out when I played.  I released any pains, happiness, frustrations or problems I was feeling, I let them out on the field.  After…
  • Kristine Lilly Q&A (Topic: Snacks & Hydration)

    Kristina O'Connell
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
    Q: Kristine, what are some ideas for quick healthy pre and post workout snacks? Give us some of your secrets as it relates to snacks and hydration. When I played on the U.S. Team we were fortunate to have had a great nutritionist come talk to our team. Two things stood out the most to me. 1. The amount of calories I was eating wasn’t enough. 2. The importance of hydration. Female athletes tend to not eat enough food to fuel their bodies to go through the high level workouts. I was one of them. It is so important to have enough fuel (food) in your body to be able to train at high levels. So…
  • Youthee Awards – America’s Top Youth Sports Award (Vote by April 30th)

    Kristina O'Connell
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:26 am
      The prestigious Youthees Awards are America’s top youth sports award (started by Youth1 Media in 2012) to honor excellence in sport, community initiative, teamwork, and love of the game.  Now in its third year, Youthees Awards has become the ultimate recognition of individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance in youth athletics. This is a key segment of the sports world, boasting 70 million youth athletes, and Youth1 Media aims at commending those achieving excellence. The Youthees awards consist of 15 categories to recognize the achievements of…
  • Take the next 75 seconds to learn how Korrio works

    Kristina O'Connell
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    We just completed a new intro video that explains how Korrio works. This video demonstrates how admins, coaches, team managers, parents and players benefit from using Korrio. We make it easy, integrated, safe and mobile. Everything you need to run a successful sports organization, in one place. Check it out!
  • UC Berkeley Innovator Spotlight: As Founder and CEO of Korrio, Steve Goldman ‘83 is transforming the youth sports experience

    Kristina O'Connell
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    After a long career helping other founders realize their dreams, Steve combined his passion for technology, business, sports and kids to launch Korrio (derived from a Maori word meaning “to play”). Korrio is a Seattle based technology firm with a young, smart team dedicated to transforming the youth sports experience via its cloud-based service for the 100 million+ Americans who participate. Prior to Korrio, Steve served as CEO of Isilon Systems for four years. He led the company’s revenue growth from $1 million in 2003 to $89 million in 2007 and executed one of the most successful…
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    Football Friends Online

  • Cole To Start? This Is How Chelsea Should Line Up vs Sunderland Today

    Football Friends News Desk
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chelsea host Sunderland this afternoon in the day's late kick off. The Blues can climb back to the top of the league with Liverpool playing tomorrow, and although Jose Mourinho's men are going up against the side at the foot of the table, they will have to work hard to win the game. Here is how they should line up.
  • Hulls vs Arsenal - Statistical Preview

    Football Friends News Desk
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:14 am
    Buoyed from last week’s FA cup semi final win over League One’s Sheffield United, Hull will be hoping to edge further away from the relegation battle below them.  Hull moved up to 12th on 36 points with a hard fought 1-0 win over Swansea in their last Premier League game.  As a dress rehearsal for the F.A Cup final next month this will be a great opportunity for both teams to size each other up before the big day.
  • West Ham vs Crystal Palace - Statistical Preview

    Football Friends News Desk
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:10 am
    West Ham, currently sitting 12th on 37 points will be looking to avoid a third consecutive defeat at home to Crystal Palace this weekend.  Despite losing to Liverpool and Arsenal in their last two fixtures West Ham are all but safe for another season in the Premier League but Sam Allardyce will be expecting a better result against Palace.
  • Statistical Preview: Newcastle Swansea

    Football Friends News Desk
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Newcastle will be looking to bounce back from last weekend's 1-0 defeat to Stoke when they entertain Swansea this Saturday. The Magpies form has been poor in recent weeks having lost their last 4 matches. The club currently sits in 9th place in the Premier League with 46 points, and under fire boss Alan Pardew will be hoping for a much needed win in their bid to secure a top half finish.
  • Statistical Preview: Cardiff vs Stoke

    Football Friends News Desk
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    Cardiff inflicted a shock defeat on Southampton last weekend as they secured just their 2nd victory on the road this season.  The victory has brought the struggling Bluebirds within 3 points of Norwich City and Premier League safety.
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    Premier Soccer Chat

  • Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 35 EPL Picks

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:53 pm
    With week 35 of the Premier League upon us, it means that predictions get somewhat more difficult. Teams are starting to get separated which means there are more teams with less to play for. Cardiff City and Fulham both managed to win while Sunderland’s loss means that they are almost certainly doomed for relegation. Norwich […] Related posts: Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 34 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 33 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 32 EPL Picks
  • FA Cup Semifinals Picks and Predictions

    9 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    My FA Cup Semifinals picks and predictions see two Premier League teams facing off against lower league opponents. Arsenal will be looking to get to the final for a chance at their first trophy in eight years. Related posts: Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 33 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Previews for Week 32 Midweek EPL Matches Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 32 EPL Picks
  • Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 34 EPL Picks

    9 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    Week 34 of the Premier League takes place on the same weekend as the FA Cup semifinal meaning that, once again, there will be teams playing catch up. There will be three matches in midweek included in my predictions Related posts: Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 35 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 33 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 32 EPL Picks
  • Champions League Predictions: Quarter Finals Second Leg

    6 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The quarterfinals for the 2014 Champions League return again this Tuesday and Wednesday with teams participating in the second leg matches. There is still plenty to play for in terms of deciding which teams go through, with the exception, perhaps, of Real Madrid. Related posts: Premier League Predictions: Previews for Week 32 EPL Matches Premier League Predictions: Previews for Week 32 Midweek EPL Matches
  • Champions League Predictions: Quarter Finals First Leg

    30 Mar 2014 | 4:40 pm
    The quarterfinals for the 2014 Champions League take place this Tuesday and Wednesday with teams participating in the first leg matches. There are just two Premier League teams remaining in the competition and both face rather tough competition. Related posts: Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 33 EPL Picks Premier League Predictions: Todd’s Week 32 EPL Picks
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  • Pellegrini vs Mourinho – The War Of Wits

    26 Mar 2014 | 3:21 am
    Just as exciting as the actual battle for the title this year has been the battle of wits between our Manuel Pellegrini and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. The former is a quiet, reserved and a man that seems to let his team do the talking on the pitch. The latter is almost the opposite in whereby he seems to never stop talking, playing mind games against opposition managers and his own team alike and tries to have the game won before the match even kicks off.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Steve Claridge Talks Aguero, Barcelona And City's Title Chances

    12 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    Manchester City go into tonight's game knowing that they have it all to do. They travel to Barcelona looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit in order to reach the next round of the Champions League. It's a huge ask, and one that former Leicester, Portsmouth and Birmingham striker Steve Claridge thinks is too much.
  • THREE Key Battles To Look Out For In Manchester City Vs Barcelona

    18 Feb 2014 | 9:07 am
    Manchester City host Barcelona this evening in the Champions League, so here are three key battles to look out for.
  • No Dzeko? How Manchester City Should Line Up VS Barcelona

    18 Feb 2014 | 8:56 am
    Manchester City have their biggest game of the season so far tonight, in my opinion. Forgetting about the Premier League and the League Cup, the Champions League is the cup that City have had their eye on for a while, so tonight's clash with Barcelona could prove massive. But how should they line up against the current La Liga holders?
  • No Negredo? How Manchester City Should Line Up Against Sunderland

    12 Feb 2014 | 9:00 am
    Manchester City will have been licking their lips at West Brom clinching a draw with Chelsea last night, as it means that if they win tonight at home to Sunderland then they will top the Premier League table, as long as their bitter rivals United get something at Arsenal. City will be expected to beat the Black Cats with ease, but with Gus Poyet's side hitting a bit of form recently I believe it will be a tricky task. This is how I would line my players up if I was Manuel Pellegrini.
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  • Norwich vs Liverpool - Statistical Preview

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    Neil Adams' first game in charge of Norwich City’s didn’t quite go to plan when his side’s Premier League survival hopes took a massive blow last weekend. Fulham came out 1-0 victors over the Canaries in the relegation dogfight, with Hugo Rodallega’s first half winner leaving Norwich hovering just 2 points above the drop zone with only 4 games to go.
  • THREE Reasons Why Liverpool WILL Beat Tottenham

    30 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Liverpool have done us proud this season. Whether we go on to lift the trophy or we fall away and finish fourth, Brendan Rodgers has served up some of the best football we have seen in years. Let this sink in - if Liverpool win their remaining seven games of the season, they will lift the Premier League trophy. Extraordinary. Today we take on Tottenham, so here are three reasons why we will win this afternoon.
  • All Out Attack: How Liverpool Should Line Up vs Tottenham Today

    30 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today is the big one. Should Liverpool beat Tottenham at Anfield this afternoon, then they go top of the Premier League. It would also mean that if we win the rest of our league games, that we would lift the Premier League title. Crazy, isn't it? But if you were Brendan Rodgers, how would you line up your team?
  • FOUR Reasons Why Liverpool Can Win The Premier League This Season

    27 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    Liverpool saw off Gus Poyet's Sunderland side last night in a 2-1 win, leaving them second in the Premier League title by just one point. On the back of this, here are four reasons why Liverpool can win the league.
  • Averages 3.2 Tackles Per Game: Liverpool Linked With Potential Gerrard Replacement - Player Report

    26 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
    Steven Gerrard will never be fully replaced. The mark that he has left on our club is remarkable and I doubt any player will ever get close to that in my lifetime. However, he can't go on forever and will need to be replaced at some point, and top reports in Spain, cited by Give Me Sport, say that Liverpool want Ander Herrera to be that man.
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  • Chelsea vs Sunderland - Statistical Preview

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am
    Chelsea remain just two points adrift of Liverpool after beating 10 man Swansea last Sunday.  Chelsea failed to capitalise on their numerical advantage until Ba found the back of the net with just over 20 minutes left on the clock.  The Blues are now 5 points ahead of rivals Manchester City with just four games remaining.   With a run in that includes a visit to Anfield, Chelsea need to seize every opportunity they can and Mourinho will be pleased at the 3 points achieved against the Swans.
  • My Best Bet: How Samuel Eto'o's Hat-Trick vs Manchester United Won Me Money

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Football betting is something that has grown enormously over the last decade or so. For many people it has been engrained into their pre-match ritual. A trip down the bookies provides us with the opportunity to pit our wits against the house and use our self-proclaimed football expertise to pocket a huge amount of profit.
  • THREE Reasons Why Chelsea WILL Beat PSG Tonight

    2 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Chelsea travel to Paris Saint Germain this evening in the Champions League. The French outfit are top of Ligue 1 and are going strong, but here are three reasons why we will beat them.
  • No Schurrle? This Is The Chelsea Side To Beat PSG Tonight

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Hands up, who is expecting us to get a result this evening? Chelsea travel to Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League tonight looking for any kind of result that will see them progress in the second leg. Here is how I would set my team up if I was Jose Mourinho.
  • STATS: A Detailed Look At Chelsea's 6-0 Win Over Arsenal

    23 Mar 2014 | 1:30 am
    Going into the Arsenal game there were few people who had the result to be over 2.5 goals. Chelsea's tight backline and lack of a centre-forward meant that I had us [Blues] to sneak a 1-0 win, but we had obliterated within seven minutes. As we know, we went on to win the game 6-0, and though the Gunners were down to 10, we were thoroughly impressive. I thought that I would take a look at the stats via our friends Squawka.
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  • Tottenham vs Fulham: Statistical Preview

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    Tottenham’s Champions League hopes were all but ended last Saturday after a 3-3 draw with West Brom left them 7 points adrift of 4th spot
  • Tottenham CAN Progress - Here's How Spurs Should Line Up vs Benfica

    20 Mar 2014 | 10:11 am
    Tottenham play Benfica this evening having lost the first leg 3-1. Spurs may have a list of unavailable players, a hefty deficit to overturn and a manager who seems more interested in picking spats with others, but I still think we [Spurs] can progress. It will be difficult, but here is how I would line the players up to challenge the Portuguese side.
  • Derby Day Preview: Tottenham vs Arsenal

    16 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    The North London derby this weekend is one the most highly anticipated in years, with Spurs desperate to bolster their hopes of securing top 4 status, and Arsenal looking to get their title chase back on track.
  • No Soldado? How Tottenham Should Line Up Against Chelsea

    8 Mar 2014 | 3:19 am
    In the big London derby today we see Spurs travel to Chelsea which looks to be the tie of the day, but Tottenham have it all to do. So how should Tim Sherwood line his men up at Stamford Bridge?
  • Preview: Tottenham Tackle Solskjaer's Cardiff

    28 Feb 2014 | 9:14 am
    Spurs will be looking to get their Premier League campaign back on track this weekend as they host strugglers Cardiff, still seething after their disappointing home defeat to Hull.
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  • No Cleverley: How Manchester United Should Start vs Bayern Munich Tonight

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    We [Manchester United] have our work cut out this evening. David Moyes leads the team out against Bayern Munich tonight looking for a spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League, and although everyone is expecting us to be beaten, I think we can get something out of the game. If I was Moyes, this is how I would set out the team.
  • THREE Reasons Why Manchester United WILL Beat Bayern Munich

    1 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bayern Munich have already won the Bundesliga and are still unbeaten in the league. They are the reigning champions of Europe and everyone expects them to stroll through us this evening. Even a large majority of United fans. But I think we will win the game - here's why.
  • PATHETIC: Why Some Manchester United Fans Need To Grow Up And Support The Team

    27 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    The supporters are the heart and soul of any club. Managers, players and even owners all come and go, but the fans of the club will always be there, paying their money and voicing their support. And although that gives them the right to show their frustrations, more often than not those in the stands will back their team.
  • THREE Reasons Why Manchester United Should Forget About Van Gaal And Stick With Moyes

    27 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Metro are today reporting a story that Louis Van Gaal is being tipped for the next Manchester United manager, which some fans will be relieved to hear. However, here are three reasons why I would forget about him and stick with David Moyes. Yes, I am being serious.
  • Moyes Accepts Blame - I Think He Deserves Praise For Doing So

    26 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
    Say what you want about David Moyes, but his comments following the Manchester City loss finally gave me a reason to stick up for him.
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  • Copa Del Rey Final - Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona

    Azeem Ud Din
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    The most popular and top Spanish clubs have qualified for the finals of Copa Del Rey. The battle between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the finals gives both teams a great opportunity to win the trophy and make a mark. Both of them had close failures last season, 2011, played in Valencia.On 23rd March, the match between Real Madrid and Barcelona was didn’t get enough attention amidst the La Liga in Spain. However, consecutive goals by Andres Iniesta and Leo Messi spelled the doom for Real Madrid and they went down for 3-4 against the Catalan rivals. This match has been amidst many hot…
  • Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City 13 April, 2014

    Azeem Ud Din
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    The reds will really be looking forward to bounce back after the initial humbling. Now that the reigning champions move to Anfield and without their top gun, Sergio Aguero, they will want to continue their winning streak for an eighth Premier League Title.Date: Sunday 13th April 2014 Time: 13:37 (BST-UK) Venue: Anfield - LiverpoolResult: LFC 3-2 MCFC06' 1-0 Sterling26' 2-0 Skrtel51' 2-1 Silva63' 2-2 Johnson (o.g)78' 3-2 CoutinhoManchester City will be playing with the likes of: Hart Zabaleta, Lescott, Kompany, Yaya Toure, Clichy Rodwell, Silva Balotelli and Tevez and. For…
  • Chelsea vs Arsenal 6-0 - Match Preview

    Yousaf Ahsan
    21 Mar 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Clash of the Giants : Chelsea vs Arsenal the London DerbyVenue: Stamford Bridge - LondonDate: Saturday 22nd March 2014Time: 12:45 (BST-UK) 8:45 AM (ET-USA)Live On TV: BT Sport 1, beIN Sports 11, StarSports 4Result: CHE 6-0 ARS1-0 Eto'o 05'2-0 Schuerrle 07'3-0 Hazard 17'4-0 Oscar 42'5-0 Oscar 66'6-0 Salah 71'Arsenal will travel to Stamford Bridge this Saturday for a clash with league leaders Chelsea Fc. This match will be Arsene Wenger`s 1000th competitive match as coach of Arsenal.Arsenal is the only team to win more often at Stamford Bridge but in Mourinho`s era they have…
  • Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-2 La Liga

    Azeem Ud Din
    28 Feb 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Real and Atletico Madrid will lock horns this weekend on the LaLiga El Derbi madrileño game this Sunday. It is astonishing to see both the teams just three points separate looking at their recent performances and history. Real Madrid has been enjoying a high time for the last few days, as their win over Elche last weekend also brought with it some defeats for their rivals, Atletico and Barcelona. Hence no doubt that the team was deemed to get to the top of their division.This will be the fourth Madrid Derby this season and this will be a great time for such a match a…
  • Arsenal vs Liverpool 2-1 FA Cup 15-02-2014

    Azeem Ud Din
    15 Feb 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Arsenal and Liverpool will be facing each other this Sunday and both the sides will be quite excited to get to the top of the table. Arsenal comes into the match after a 5-1 draw with Manchester United on Wednesday and will be looking to leap forward by getting the most out of this one. But things don’t seem too good for the Gunners as the last time Liverpool and Arsenal met, Liverpool gave a good 5-1 beating to the Arsenal. This was probably the worst defeat of the season for Arsenal so Arsene Wenger will be needing a definite victory to overcome the loss he has acquired.On the other…
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  • Arsenal, Inter Milan Target Rodrigo Moreno Unsure Of Benfica Future

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It has been reported that Benfica striker Rodrigo Moreno is unsure of his future beyond the end of this season. It is said that Rodrigo is being linked with Arsenal and Inter Milan. He told ESPN Brasil: “I do not know what will happen next year. I really like Benfica. “Of course there is interest in playing in other leagues, but playing at Benfica, the club that I like, would not be too bad either.” Related articles across the web Arsenal Launching £15 Million Bid For Benfica Striker Rodrigo Moreno Related Footy NewsInter Milan Rival Arsenal For Benfica Striker Rodrigo…
  • Kim Kallstrom Convinced He Has Plenty To Offer Arsenal

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It has been reported that Kim Kallstrom is convinced he has plenty to offer Arsenal in the final games of the season. The Swedish midfielder made his first start for the club in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over West Ham. Kallstrom told “I was waiting for this moment for quite some time. I had some time to prepare physically to be ready for the Premier League. It’s nice to complete a game, it’s a long time since I played so it was a nice moment for me. “We got the win that we really needed to get back in a new pace for the final four games.” Related…
  • Arsenal Hoping To Secure Bacary Sagna To New Three Year Contract

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    It has been reported that Arsenal remain hopeful of securing Bacary Sagna to a new contract. The Daily Mail claims that the French international’s deal expires at the end of the season. Sagna has turned down a series of offers from the Londoners and has been strongly targeted by Manchester City, Liverpool, Inter Milan, PSG and Galatasaray. The Gunners are prepared to offer the 31-year-old a three-year contract with a significant pay rise to keep him at the club. Related articles across the web Bacary Sagna Demands £20 Million Arsenal Contract Related Footy NewsArsene Wenger Concerned…
  • Liverpool Winger Raheem Sterling Determined To Continue Improving

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Raheem Sterling knows ha has improved as a player with Liverpool this season. A No.10 role at the tip of a midfield diamond is the latest berth he’s flourished in. “Every day I am learning with the players here – players like Philippe [Coutinho] in the No.10 role,” he told “I look at everyone, look at everyone’s game and try to take little things that I think I can improve in mine. I try to watch everyone day in, day out and the manager is helping me learn to play in certain positions; he’s teaching me how to play in this No.10 role…
  • Real Madrid Winger Angel di Maria Defends Lionel Messi

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Reports are out claiming that Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria has defended Argentina teammate Lionel Messi over his Barcelona form. The former Benfica star spoke to his Argentina team-mate after the Copa del Rey final and, despite suggestions he is unhappy at the Nou Camp, believes the only concern Messi has is turning Barcelona’s season around in the next month. “I talked to him [after the cup final] and he’s calm and happy,” Di Maria told Radio America. “I think that things aren’t going well for Barca and that affects him and it shows. “Moreover…
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  • GW35 Preview: Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is facing Norwich. You know what to do.

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    After the drama of last weekend, Liverpool’s title challenge rolls on to Norfolk this time around, and there’ll be at least one man who’ll be pleased it does. Luis Suarez (£13.3m) has scored a staggering 11 goals in his last four matches against the Canaries, including hat-tricks on his only previous two visits to Carrow […]
  • Off the Mark: Demba Ba deserves moments in the spotlight, now he needs to leave Chelsea to find more

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Less is more, some say. It’s why there were only ever 12 episodes of Fawlty Towers and 14 of The Office. As another well-worn saying goes, always leave them laughing. Sometimes though, just leaving them full stop is the best option. Up until the past week, Demba Ba has been Chelsea’s best-paid supporter this season, […]
  • Which Fantasy Footballers drive which Fantasy Motors??

    13 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    We all have a favourite football player don’t we – one that will always have a place in our fantasy starting eleven barring injury. (Personally mine  is West Ham’s Mark Noble! ) We all have a favourite supercar too. You know, the one we’d take for a test spin the day after a lottery win. […]
  • WIGAN vs ARSENAL: Confirmed Lineups and Preview

    12 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
     Reigning Champions Wigan take on Arsenal at Wembley to reach the FA Cup final By @BETFUZE Wigan Team Carson, Perch, Boyce, Ramis, Crainey, McArthur, McEachran, McManaman, Beausejour, Gomez, Fortune Subs Al Habsi, Barnett, Caldwell, Maloney, Espinoza, Collison, Powell Arsenal Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Monreal, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Cazorla, Podolski, Sanogo Subs Szczesny, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Kallstrom, […]
  • Red Cards win you Prizes?? Reverse Fantasy Football

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
      Guest Post: Suck League Fantasy Football: Celebrating the players on the lowest rung of the season rankings  by @TaylorJ427     Fantasy football is a game of strategy, statistical number crunching, and a little bit of luck. You can spend hours trying to optimize your lineup, balancing budget limitations with player performance to find […]
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  • Barcelona to be a month without Neymar and Alba

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:39 am
    News from the Camp Nou says that Brazilian Neymar and Jordi Alba will be out for around 3 to 4 weeks with injuries. On the other hand, Marc Bartra who suffered some muscle fatigue in Wednesday's Copa del Rey clash could be fit to face Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. News about Neymar and Jordi Alba
  • Valiant Barcelona pipped at the post by Bale

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:52 am
    A valiant Barcelona was pipped at the post in Valencia by Real Madrid in the final of the Kings Cup by a wonder goal by Welshman Gareth Bale. Barça fought hard but couldn't get to grips with this game with Bale's late winner proving too much for Barcelona to deal with. More on the Kings Cup Final
  • Barcelona and Real gear up for tonight’s Clasico final

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:33 am
    Barcelona and Real Madrid gear up for tonight's Clasico final of La Copa del Rey or Kings Cup. It takes place in Valencia and kickoff is scheduled for 21:30 local time (GMT+1). A win would benefit both teams and in the end it all boils down to who wants it most, doesn't it? Preview of La Copa del Rey
  • The race is on for Jurgen Klopp

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    The race is on for Juergen Klopp it appears with three top clubs interested in acquiring the German's services with Barcelona and Manchester United heading the queue. More on Jurgen Klopp
  • Barcelona is mentally screwed up says defender Montoya

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:17 am
    Barcelona lost out to Granada at the weekend and with it blew another chance of putting some points between themselves and Real Madrid. "Los blancos" won their match and now go second in the race for the title. More on this story
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  • Allardyce: Stick or twist this summer?

    Iron Bobby
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:40 am
    West Ham produced another one-dimensional and uninspiring performance last night to battle past 10 man Hull City and win the game 2-1. However, the biggest thing to come out of the game was not the three points, nor the fact that West Ham are now 11th in the Premier League Table and nor that we […]The post Allardyce: Stick or twist this summer? appeared first on West Ham United Blog.
  • Hammers concerned over Guy Demel knock

    11 Jan 2014 | 10:17 am
    The Hammers are concerned about Guy Demel, who was stretchered off during the club’s 2-0 away win to Cardiff City says assistant manager Neil McDonald. Demel had to have oxygen after he went to ground in the first half of the match. The assistant coach voiced his concerns over Guy Demel’s welfare as West Ham […]The post Hammers concerned over Guy Demel knock appeared first on West Ham United Blog.
  • Allardyce has to go so let’s get Redknapp back

    9 Jan 2014 | 7:52 am
    I’m sure a lot of Hammer fans are going to disagree with me on this one for various reasons but if truth be told, Allardyce has to be ‘launched’ and a new manager has to take his place pronto if the club is going to stay up in the Premiership and walk into their new […]The post Allardyce has to go so let’s get Redknapp back appeared first on West Ham United Blog.
  • Allardyce backed by owners despite impossible task ahead

    6 Jan 2014 | 8:58 am
    West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has been backed by owners Gold and Sullivan despite the seemingly impossible task that lies ahead of him. After the 5-0 FA Cup battering from Nottingham Forest, a lot of fans thought that he had to walk for the sake of the club. However, the owners have felt differently. In […]The post Allardyce backed by owners despite impossible task ahead appeared first on West Ham United Blog.
  • Wayne Rooney to face late fitness test ahead of Hammer clash

    20 Dec 2013 | 8:26 am
    Wayne Rooney is to face a late fitness test ahead of the Hammers away match at Old Trafford on Saturday as manager David Moyes bids to find more goals from his strikeforce. Rooney missed out on his team’s midweek League Cup quarter-final win at Stoke City due to a groin injury but manager Moyes seemed […]The post Wayne Rooney to face late fitness test ahead of Hammer clash appeared first on West Ham United Blog.
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  • Adidas Logo Missing From Azpilicueta’s Chelsea Shirt!

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm
    During their shock 1-2 defeat to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge Chelsea left back Azpilicueta had the Adidas logo missing from his jersey. Buy Chelsea Football Shirts WITH The Adidas Logo From Our CFC Page An eagle eyed fan sent us this image which showed that the Adidas logo was missing from the right breast of […] The post Adidas Logo Missing From Azpilicueta’s Chelsea Shirt! appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Official Football Kits Online!. Related posts: Chelsea Adidas Third Kit 2013/14 Chelsea 2014/15 Adidas Home Kit Revealed Chelsea Away Kit 13/14 Made By…
  • River Plate 2014 Adidas Away Shirt Leaked

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:19 pm
    We have been sent an image which appears to be the new 2014 adidas away shirt of Argentine club River Plate. The leaked River Plate football shirt has a red base colour but features both a black and a white sash that runs from the top of the left shoulder down to the bottom right […] The post River Plate 2014 Adidas Away Shirt Leaked appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Official Football Kits Online!. Related posts: River Plate 2013/14 Away Jersey Made By Adidas Leaked River Plate 2013/14 Adidas Home Shirt Leaked? River Plate 2013/14 Home Jersey Made By Adidas
  • Ipswich Town

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    Buy New Official Home, Away, Third & GK Ipswich Town Football Shirt's. Made by Mitre & Adidas! Official Ipswich Town kit sponsors over the years have included Marcus Evans. Below you will see a selection of Ipswich Town shirts from current and past seasons carefully selected by us from trusted sellers so you get the […] The post Ipswich Town appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Official Football Kits Online!. Related posts: Ipswich Town 2014/15 Adidas Away Kit Unveiled Ipswich Town 13/14 Home & Away Kits Luton Town
  • Ipswich Town 2014/15 Adidas Away Kit Unveiled

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:42 pm
    The new Ipswich Town away kit 2014/15 made by adidas has been officially unveiled by the Championship club. Ipswich recently announced that German brand Adidas would be replacing Mitre as the clubs official kit manufacturer and this is the first glimpse of next seasons Ipswich Town away football kit. Looking To Buy Ipswich Town Football […] The post Ipswich Town 2014/15 Adidas Away Kit Unveiled appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Official Football Kits Online!. Related posts: Ipswich Town 13/14 Home & Away Kits Ipswich Town World Cup 2014 Germany Home Kit…
  • Tottenham Hotspur 2014/15 Home Shirt Leaked?

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    We have been sent a leaked image of what appears to be the new Tottenham 2014/15 home football shirt made by Under Armour. The leaked image of the Spurs home jersey shows that it will have the traditional white base colour although it features yellow and navy blue details on the unique collar and has […] The post Tottenham Hotspur 2014/15 Home Shirt Leaked? appeared first on Latest Football Shirts News & Buy Official Football Kits Online!. Related posts: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 Under Armour Third Kit Leaked On FIFA 14! New Tottenham 13/14 Home Shirt Leaked? Leaked Tottenham…
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  • Sunderland need a miracle this Saturday

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    Sunderland will need to beat in-form Everton at Stadium Of Light on Saturday in order to avoid the Premier League relegation. The Black Cats are desperate for a win into this game as they are currently sit at bottom of the league table, seven points behind from the safety. Sunderland’s Injury: The Irish Goalkeeper Keiren [...]
  • FIFA World Cup 2014 Team Group Table

    7 Dec 2013 | 8:29 pm
    FIFA have announced the Group table of 32 teams which are categorized into 8 groups with 4 teams each. Five times world champions, Brazil is in Group A, whereas defending champions, Spain is in Group B. GROUP A Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon GROUP B Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia GROUP C Colombia, Greece, Cote d’Ivorie, Japan [...]
  • FIFA World Cup 2014 Teams Pots Prediction

    1 Dec 2013 | 8:58 pm
    FIFA have announced 32 teams, who are successfully qualified for the World Cup 2014. So lets talk about Team pots, who are going to which pot. World Cup 2014 Draws Pots FIFA have categorized 4 pots for 32 teams. Each pot has eight teams. According to prediction, In each Pot there will be two [...]
  • Match Preview – Portugal V Sweden, 15-Nov-2013

    6 Nov 2013 | 8:03 pm
    Few matches have been yet to be played for the FIFA World Cup 2014 qualification. Few teams have been successfully qualified for the Brazil World Cup in next year. Portugal & Sweden are the only two sides who are still struggling to get a ticket for World cup of 2014. Both have two chances to [...]
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  • Arsenal closing in on Bundesliga star Sebastian Jung deal

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Arsenal are closing in on Eintracht Frankfurt defender Sebastian Jung with a view to a summer move, according to reports from Metro. The 23-year-old defender is seen as one of the Bundesliga’s most talented young full-backs, and has been attracting attention from the Gunners for a while. With the Frenchman Bacary Sagna is likely to depart the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season, when his contract expires, it’s understood that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is gearing up to find out for potential replacements ahead of the summer transfer window. Jung’s agent Mino Grillo has…
  • Chelsea must beware Atletico threat

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Chelsea will be relieved they have missed out on playing against the giants of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich but they certainly won’t be taking their Champions League semi-final draw with Atletico Madrid lightly. Many have underestimated what Atleti are capable of this season and you can just asking Barcelona, after the Blaugrana were knocked out in the quarter-final stages of the competition, how dangerous this side can be. Of course missing out on having to travel to the Santiago Bernabeu or the Allianz Arena is a massive bonus for manager Jose Mourinho and his men but the Vicente…
  • The tough competition for Stoke against Newcastle

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:39 am
    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is confident with his side when they face Newcastle United in the 34th week of Premier League action at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. The Potters were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Chelsea at last weekend, with Hughes have some doubt about his men’s performance. Stoke, currently sit in 10th place, free from the relegation threat. However, the Potters have number of milestones that they could achieve before the end of the season, which would make one of their successful seasons in history. For fans wondering what their team’s chances are, and those…
  • Eriksen focused on Spurs

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has insisted he won’t be looking to leave White Hart Lane if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League. Despite returning to winning ways with a comprehensive 5-1 victory against Sunderland, Tim Sherwood’s men remain five points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, with Everton four points ahead of Spurs with a game in hand on both North London teams and being tipped by a number of visitors to clinch fourth spot. While a number of last summer’s signings have failed to live up to their sizeable transfer fees, Eriksen has been…
  • Manchester United in hunt for Fiorentina winger Cuadrado

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Manchester United are reportedly planning a summer move for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, according to reports from Daily Mail. The 25-year-old Colombian international is capable of playing at either full-back or in wing position. Although, he has established himself as one of Serie A’s hottest property this season, with his impressive performances and being the star of the 2-1 victory over his co-owners Udinese. The report suggested, Manchester United’s scouts were monitoring Juan Cuadrado during the match against Udinese on Sunday, with David Moyes is keen to bolster his wide…
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  • Chelsea to offer massive £50m to Atletico’s Diego Costa

    Sumit Rawat
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chelsea are ready to offer massive £50m transfer deal for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa in this summer, according to reports from Mirror. The striker is set to agree a contract worth £185,000-a-week salary under Jose Mourinho’s first signing of forward options. The Brazilian-born goalscorer has been in excellent form this season, with 26 goals in 31 Primera Division matches. Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone confirmed Mourinho’s interest in the Spaniard this summer. “It will depend on him and what he thinks is best for his future. I will support any decision he makes.
  • Manchester United chase Ajax winger Ricardo Kishna

    Sumit Rawat
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Manchester United are ready to make a move for highly-rated Ajax winger Ricardo Kishna ahead of the summer transfer window, reported in Football Direct News. It is understood Red Devils boss David Moyes is keen to sign young talented stars this summer and priority remains with strengthening up his wide attacking department. The 19-year-old Dutch wonder-kid has established himself as one of the hottest property in Eredivisie League, whose contract will expire at the end of the season. The report claims Moyes has sent their scouts to keep an eye on Kishna and certainly the Red Devils are…
  • Inter Milan wants Man City midfielder Javi Garcia

    Sumit Rawat
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Seria A giants Inter Milan are reportedly planning a summer move for Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia, according to Inter Milan boss Walter Mazzarri is keen to bring the 27-year-old midfielder at the San Siro this summer in order to strengthen his squad for the 2014-15 Serie A season. The Spain international, who arrived at the Etihad in 2012. But since, the arrival of Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk, Garcia has managed only eight starts under Pellegrini this season, which seems Garcia’s future at City is under threat. The Ex-Benfica star can also play as a…
  • Transfer Rumour: Fernando Torres to join Inter Milan on loan

    Sumit Rawat
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:05 am
    Inter Milan are reportedly in talks with Chelsea to a possible loan move for striker Fernando Torres at the end of the season, according to the London Evening Standard. Already having Nemanja Vidic from Manchester United for the next season, Serie-A outfit Internazionale are pondering a loan move for the 30-year-old striker over the summer transfer window to bolster their front line. The Spain international has still two years left on his current contract at the Stamford Bridge, who joined the Blues in a £50m deal from Liverpool in January 2011, since then he struggled and failed to make an…
  • Kaka wants to join MLS

    Sumit Rawat
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:15 pm
    AC Milan’s attacking midfielder Kaka has revealed that he is pondering a move to the United States for Major League Soccer once his contract expired with the Italian giants, reported in ESPN FC. The Brazil international has been highly linked with a move to Orlando City, whose current deal is valid until next summer at San Siro. The former Real Madrid man told Corriere della Sera, “I would like to play in the United States in the future, I’ll sit down and talk with (Milan’s CEO) Adriano Galliani at the end of the season to understand his ideas and the club’s…
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  • LOAN WATCH: United stars draw blank on Friday

    Ryan Beecham
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Some of Manchester United’s loan stars were in action again on Good Friday. With it coming to the end of the season, there is a promotion and relegation rush on, with teams looking for promotion and also some looking to survive the drop to the division below. Eight United players were due to play for […]
  • Nani off in the summer? Please

    Paul Bienkowski
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Reports today have emerged on CaughtOffside, that Nani is indeed off to Juventus in a deal that is reportedly ‘all but complete’. And I personally don’t see this as a bad thing. Since his arrival in 2007, Nani has very rarely shown us his ‘true potential’ that was reported to be that of ‘the next […]
  • Neville’s comments offer glimpse into the future

    Paul Bienkowski
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    Although the Manchester United U21 game on Thursday night was ultimately disappointing with United throwing away a two goal lead late on to draw 2-2 against Norwich City which, leaves them still needing a result in the final game to secure a playoff spot the commentary of United coach Phil Neville offered an insight into […]
  • BETTING: Everton v Manchester United

    Paul Bienkowski
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    David Moyes takes his United team to Goodison Park tomorrow afternoon and will try to prevent his old team Everton from doing the double over United. Everton came to Old Trafford in late November and won at the Theatre of Dreams for the first time since 1992. United will have to be at their very […]
  • PREVIEW: Everton v Manchester United

    Paul Bienkowski
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    Goodison Park, Liverpool Sunday 20th April 2014 – KO 16:10 GMT Referee: Mark Clattenburg, Assistants: G Beswick and S Beck, Fourth Official: C Pawson Manchester United travel to Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, the first time David Moyes has visited his former club since he became the United manager last summer. Everton are in a […]
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  • Didier Drogba to launch underwear range for charity

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    Former Chelsea ace Didier Drogba has teamed up with French male clothing brand HOM to launch his own personal underwear range, Drogba & Co. Photo: @BritishGQ Drogba, who joins the likes of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo in the underwear label market, made the announcement via his Instagram page on Wednesday. The 18-piece capsule collection was designed by Ivory Coast couturier Elie
  • RIP! West Ham youngster loses battle against cancer

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:28 pm
    West Ham have announced the tragic news that forward Dylan Tombides has passed away at the age of 20 following his brave battle with cancer. Photo: EMPICS The Australian was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011 after a random drugs test at the U-17 World Cup had uncovered a tumour. After undergoing surgery and chemotherapy, Tombides was able to return to action and made his first team
  • André-Pierre Gignac reportedly threatens lawsuit after being trolled by Burger King

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:09 pm
    France and Olympique Marseille striker André-Pierre Gignac is ready for a legal battle with fast food giants Burger King over a newspaper ad poking fun at his weight. The 28-year-old is often mocked by opposing fans for his sturdy physique with the chant "A Big Mac for Gignac". That theme was taken up by Burger King, who include Gignac's name to promote their new campaign to sell Whoppers by
  • Blackpool assistant sent off for attacking his own player

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Blackpool lost 1-0 to Burnley on Friday but their biggest embarrassment occurred on the sidelines as assistant manager Bob Malcolm was sent off after an altercation with substitute Stephen Dobbie. Malcolm brought the club to a new low when he was captured by television cameras attacking Dobbie during a heated argument in the 70th minute. The coach decided Dobbie was taking too long to warm up
  • Jürgen Klopp leaves press conference to use bathroom

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Eccentric Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp was answering questions from the media during a press conference on Friday afternoon when he made a dash to the bathroom. Don't forget to join us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates!Related links: Personal Jürgen Klopp Also see: Soccer player stuffs ball in shirt, gets yellow card Fan moon during Diego Costa penalty miss Hollywood actor
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  • Arsenal Players Set For Huge Pay-Cut

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    It has been reported that Arsenal players face huge pay-cuts if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. The Daily Star reported that players face a pay cut of up to 25 per cent if they fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 17 seasons. Arsenal, when negotiating new […]
  • Mesut Ozil To Make Arsenal Return Against Hull City

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    It has been reported that Mesut Ozil is expected to be fit for Arsenal’s clash with Hull City on Sunday. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said in his pre-match press conference on Thursday that the £42.5million German international could feature at the KC Stadium, with Nacho Monreal also nearing a return. Ozil picked up a hamstring […]
  • Arsenal Target Rodrigo Moreno Unsure Of Benfica Future

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:02 am
    It has been reported that Benfica striker Rodrigo Moreno is unsure of his future beyond the end of this season. Rodrigo is being linked with Arsenal and Inter Milan. He told ESPN Brasil: “I do not know what will happen next year. I really like Benfica. “Of course there is interest in playing in other […]
  • Arsenal Beef Up Pre-Match Security

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    It has been reported that Arsenal have decided to beef up pre-match security at the team’s hotel. The Daily Mail revealed that the decision has been taken following the recent furore surrounding Olivier Giroud, who has been accused of having an extra-marital affair while on club duty, and also after complaints of disruptions the night […]
  • Arsenal Ready To Offer Sagna New Three Year Contract

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    It has been reported that Arsenal remain hopeful of securing Bacary Sagna to a new contract. The Daily Mail reported that the French international’s deal expires at the end of the season. Sagna has turned down a series of offers from the Londoners and has been strongly targeted by Manchester City, Liverpool, Inter Milan, PSG […]
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    Daily Milan

  • LIVE: AC Milan vs Livorno

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Full Match Download First Half Second half Milan:Abbiati; Abate, Mexes, Rami, Constant; De Jong, Montolivo; Taarabt, Kakà, Robinho; Balotelli Bench:Amelia, Gabriel, Bonera, De Sciglio, Silvestre, Zaccardo, Zapata, Emanuelson, Muntari, Poli, Saponara, Pazzini
  • LIVE: AC Milan vs Catania

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    OFFICIAL- Milan: Abbiati; Bonera, Mexes, Rami, Constant; De Jong, Montolivo; Poli, Kakà, Taarabt; Balotelli Milan bench: Coppola, Gabriel, Abate, Silvestre, Zaccardo, Zapata, Emanuelson, Birsa, Saponara, Pazzini, Robinho Catania: Andujar; Monzon, Gyomber, Spolli, Rolin; Leto, Lodi, Rinaudo, Plasil; Barrientos, Bergessio Catania bench: Frison, Legrottaglie, Biraghi, Capuano, Fedato, Castro, Boateng, Keko, Petkovic, Izco
  • LIVE: Genoa vs AC Milan

    7 Apr 2014 | 12:13 am
    Milan: Abbiati; Bonera, Rami, Mexes, Constant; De Jong, Montolivo; Honda, Kaka, Taarabt; Pazzini Bench:Amelia, Gabriel, Zapata, Zaccardo, Abate, Urby, Cristante, Poli, Birsa, Saponara, Robinho, Balotelli Genoa: Perin; Burdisso, De Maio, Marchese; Motta, Bertolacci, Sturaro, Antonelli; Fetfatzidis, Gilardino, Sculli Bench: Bizzarri, Donnaruma, Antonini, De Ceglie, Portanova, Gamberini, Cabral, Cofie, Centurion, Konate, Calaiò Full Match Download First […]
  • AC Milan vs Chievo Verona

    29 Mar 2014 | 1:07 am
    Milan:Abbiati, Bonera, Zaccardo, Rami, Emanuelson, De Jong, Muntari, Honda, Kaka, Taarabt; Balotelli Bench:Gabriel, Coppola, Silvestre, Zapata, Essien, Birsa, Poli, Saponara, Robinho, Pazzini Chievo: Agazzi; Sardo, Dramé, Frey, Dainelli, Bernardini; Radovanovic, Bentivoglio Hetemaj; Obinna, Paloschi Bench:Puggioni, Squizzi, Do Santos, Canini, Kupisz, Lazarevic, Cesar, Paredes, Guarente, Stojan, Pellissier, Thereau
  • LIVE: Fiorentina vs AC Milan

    26 Mar 2014 | 12:02 am
    Full Match Download First half Mirror Second Half Mirror Single Full Match download link Mirror OFFICIAL Milan: Abbiati, Bonera, Mexes, Rami, Constant, De Jong, Muntari, Kaka, Honda, Taraabt; Balotelli Bench Amelia, Gabriel, Robinho, Pazzini, Saponara, Birsa, Essien, Zapata, Cristante, Silvestre, Emanuelson , Zaccardo Fiorentina: Neto, Tomovic, Savic, Gonzalo, Pasqual, Ambrosini, Borja Valero, Matias Fernandez, Cuadrado, […]
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    Beyond The Ninety Minutes

  • Matchday Musings: Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland

    Ian Troyan
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
    A broken MourinhoThe race for the title is getting closer and closer as the weeks pass, and Sunderland have put possibly the biggest wedge in Chelsea’s title chances. Not only did Sunderland pull off an unexpected win at Stamford Bridge, they put an end to Jose Mourinho’s undefeated 78 game streak. During his talks to the press after the match he was not concerned with his record being broken. Only congratulatory marks were given to the Sunderland squad and manager Gus Poyet for being able to outclass his Chelsea side. Samuel Eto’o gives hope to ChelseaThe top scoring…
  • Matchday Musings: Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United

    Charlie Martin
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Podolski continued his great record against West HamLukas downs the HammersAfter failing to find the net in recent weeks, it was important for Lukas Podolski to rediscover his goal-scoring boots as the season reaches its climax. The German international scored two important goals for Arsenal, securing three points that fires the Gunners back in to that all important fourth spot. Podolski has enjoyed an extended run in the side, starting all of the last seven games, a run that has seen him enjoy his longest playing time in over a year. Podolski’s form towards the end of this season could…
  • Matchday Musings: Getafe 0-2 Atletico Madrid

    Rob Byrne
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    Diego Costa takes his penaltyCosta Penalty PerilDespite notching up 26 La Liga goals this season, it seems scoring penalties is not the easiest task for Atletico’s Diego Costa. Last night the striker missed a penalty, only to then score in open play after – the third time he has achieved the feat this season. He could be forgiven for last night’s miss, however, as video replays showed a rather bold Getafe fan mooning the Brazilian striker from behind the goal,  and given the size of the derrière on show it would have no doubt proved a distraction.Injury scareCosta was brave in…
  • Matchday Musings: Swansea City 0-1 Chelsea

    Ian Troyan
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    Swansea see an early red cardSwansea City played host to title contenders Chelsea in one of the last few Premier League matches of the season and lost a man to a red card within the first 16 minutes of the match. Spanish center back Chico Flores was shown two yellow cards by referee Phil Dowd, but his second offense was only given after careful consideration. Chelsea skipper John Terry kept questioning the officials hesitation until he finally sent Flores off. Not only was this one of the earliest Premier League red cards, but Chico Flores has now been shown more red cards than goals scored…
  • Matchday Musings: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (agg: 2-1)

    Rob Byrne
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Atleti goalscorer KokePossession is overratedIt was like the 2011/12 Champions League Semi-Final all over again: a Barcelona side dominating possession but having very little to show for it. On Wednesday night at the Vicente Calderon the Catalans put in a repeat performance, if not a little more laboured, that proved keeping the ball is no guarantee of getting a result. Barca had a staggering 71 per cent of possession, completing 654 passes to Atletico’s 260. But the most telling statistic was this: the away side managed to convert this possession into only 12 attempts to…
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  • Hillsborough factor fuelling Liverpool title charge

    Harvey Mayson
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Originally posted on Liverpool are now in a position to decide their own destiny after beating Manchester City 3-2 last weekend. The victory wiped out City’s advantage and Liverpool now have to win their remaining four fixtures to secure the Premiership title. The City match proceeded an emotional week for everyone at Anfield as Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster where 96 supporters perished. Whilst acknowledging that a mere football match pales into insignificance alongside such a tragedy, there is no doubt that all associated with Liverpool…
  • Rooney injury a major blow to United

    Harvey Mayson
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Originally posted on The news that striker Wayne Rooney is struggling with a serious toe injury is a devastating blow to Manchester United’s Champions League hopes. The England International did not play in United’s impressive 4-0 win at struggling Newcastle on Saturday and faces a race against time for Wednesday’s second leg in Munich. The news has distinct echoes from the tournament in 2010 when Rooney was declared doubtful by Sir Alex Ferguson after injuring his ankle in the first leg. He did actually play in the return leg but United still lost to Bayern Munich on…
  • Bayern Munich wary of United threat

    Harvey Mayson
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Originally posted on Manchester United’s topsy-turvy season continued with a convincing 4-1 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League at the weekend. Manager David Moyes must have been anxious when United conceded an early goal but Wayne Rooney came to his manager’s rescue and a seventh home defeat of the season was averted. Moyes may have been relieved by the Villa result but he will know that is only temporary as he prepares his side for the visit of holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. United came perilously close to exiting in the previous round when only a…
  • Eleven facts about the Bundesliga you didn’t know

    Ricardo Douglas
    29 Mar 2014 | 10:18 am
    Originally posted on Think you know more about the Bundesliga than the average Bundesliga fan? Ok then, prove it by testing your knowledge with 11 of the most interesting statistical facts about the German top flight pieced together courtesy of The post Eleven facts about the Bundesliga you didn’t know appeared first on Top-soccer.
  • Chelsea cannot afford any more slip-ups

    Harvey Mayson
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Originally posted on Chelsea once again showed that they can rise to the big occasion, producing a stunning performance to crush title rivals Arsenal 6-0 on Saturday. The case of “mistaken identity” over the red card has taken most of the headlines together with the fact that it was Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game in charge of the Gunners. As Jose Mourinho rightly pointed out, Chelsea were already 2-0 up and in charge of the game before the penalty incident. Having produced a similar display to destroy London rivals Tottenham 4-0 and recorded a double over Manchester City and…
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    EPL Wire | EPL Wire

  • Brendan Rodgers: “Good has Triumphed Over Pure Evil”

    Mark Hodge
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Liverpool windbag Brendan Rodgers has accused title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City of being “soulless corporate fuck stains.” The 41-year-old boss delivered the scathing assessment of his title rivals after administering a proverbial kick to City’s title testicles. He said: “We honestly believe that Chelsea and City are involved in the dark arts. “They are Darth Vader to our Luke Skywalker, as we were big in the 80s but haven’t done much since.” Amazingly, Rodgers then produced a loaded hand gun and used it to emphasise points during the rest of…
  • Phil Neville Denies Knowing David Moyes Three Times

    Mark Hodge
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    United spare part Phil Neville reportedly denied knowing managerial buffoon David Moyes three times while on a night out in Manchester. A witness claimed that a group of City fans accosted Neville over United’s poor form and in particular their incompetent manager. The witness said: “A group of drunk lads got quite physical with Phil, one even said ‘we’re gonna shag you to death’. “Neville was obviously fearing for his life, and when the crowd brought up Moyes, Phil screamed ‘I don’t know who you’re talking about’. “He kept…
  • Ronaldo Was Conceived Using A Big Girl’s Blouse As Contraception

    Mark Hodge
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Ego centric footballing genius Ronaldo was conceived after a blouse, acquired from an unnamed big girl, burst mid coitus, according to his family physician. Doctor Pedro Smarti Pants has insisted that this information is correct, despite the fact that he has sold his story to feed his own gigantic crack habit. He said: “Ronaldo’s father was an infamous box jockey who was allergic to the rubber variety of contraceptives. “Therefore he would wrap absolutely anything around his dick trunk before dipping his wife from a standing position. “Does this explain why Ronaldo is…
  • Wenger: “All My Strikers Have Been Castrated”

    Mark Hodge
    22 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
    Charismatic loser Arsene Wenger has confirmed all his strikers are to have their dicks burnt off in front of a group of youth players whose enthusiasm for the game is being intentionally drilled out of them. The Arsenal manager insists that everything at the club is geared towards his own twisted perception of normality. He said: “I have no idea how or when I became a sporting deviant obsessed with underachieving. Some people say it’s when I started slamming crystal meth, but I think the origins are far more cerebral than that. “Of course, like any addict I have no real…
  • Exclusive: FA Reveal Maximum 10-Game Murder Ban

    Mark Hodge
    11 Mar 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The Football Association has announced that a player or manager who premeditatively takes the life of a fellow professional will only receive a 10-game ban. This latest revelation comes after Newcastle boss and street fighting fanatic Alan Pardew was awarded a 7-game ban and a handshake for headbutting Hull’s David Meyler. However, FA chairman Greg Dyke insists the organisation stands by their rules even though they are inherently flawed. This is what Greg Dyke would look like if he was an old woman from Eastern Europe He said: “If a player kills another player on purpose then we…
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  • Attacking Under/ Overloads

    Louis Lancaster
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    Attacking under/ overloads are an important part of the modern game. These two fast paced training drills will help to give your team the edge. Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. Rules: -The 4 blues attack the 3 whites making it an overload 4v3. -If they score they then turn round and try to score in the other goal which is now an under load 4v5. -If the whites win the ball they must try and play the ball to the opposite whites and the blues continue attacking the opposite goal. -This continues for a period of time, turns,…
  • Missing Out/ Playing Through Midfield

    Louis Lancaster
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    Turn defence into attack with speed by missing out or playing through the midfield. These attacks can be devastating to teams, as a result these type of training drills are important for the modern coach. Tip: In this training drill you may need to use football bibs to differentiate between the two teams. Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above suiting the needs of your players and numbers available. Rules: -The two defenders are in the defending third 3v1. -They must deliver the ball direct to the striker. -They can either play a fast pass on the ground or go over the top. -Once…
  • Time for a change at Arsenal?

    Jamie Currie
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    Jamie wrote this blog for Discount Football Kits before Arsenal’s crushing 3-0 defeat to Everton. After that result will even more of you agree with the sentiment of this article? It’s coming to the end of Arsene Wenger’s 18th season at the helm of Arsenal, and it feels like his empire he has built up is steadily, year-on-year crumbling at an alarming rate. Yes, it’s well documented the changes that the Frenchman brought with him when arriving from Nagoya Grampus Eight in October 1996. The diets, the outlook on how the game should be played and the interest and bringing through of…
  • The Players’ #1 Session

    Louis Lancaster
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    This training session was inspired by Nick Levett. You can find out more about Nick on his Twitter page @nlevett. Drill 1.  Structure: -Set up the area as above. Vary the size depending on numbers and ability. Rules: -Split your players into two teams. -Once you know the numbers you can design 5 matches as below. Game 1 – Pitch 1 4v7                   Pitch 2 8v5 Game 2 – Pitch 1 6v5                   Pitch 2 6v7 Game 3 – Pitch 1 6v3                   Pitch 2 6v9 Game 4 – Pitch 1…
  • PSG’s Visit to Chelsea Can Be Cavani’s Night of Redemption

    Sam Tighe
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    It would not be an exaggeration to suggest that, had Edinson Cavani brought his shooting boots to the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night, Paris Saint-Germain could be even further ahead in this tie. At times, it felt like he was wearing clown shoes instead. The 3-1 victory over Chelsea, in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg, was a magnificent occasion for the city of Paris; “Ici c’est Paris!” (this is Paris!) rang thunderously around the stadium as the game kicked off, and Chelsea fans I caught up with after the match admitted it was an atmosphere like no other.
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    THBN - Tottenham Hotspur Blog News

  • Spurs need to go mental

    Clive Elliott
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Spurs must change their mental approach next season if we are to succeed in our annual quest for Champions League football. It won't happen with a manager waving a magic wand.This is an introductory article on a series around the mental approach Spurs need to take with player transfers and the players need to take themselves. There will be an article tomorrow morning, Sunday and then the next article on Monday evening. Tottenham recently came back from 3-0 down to grab a 3-3 draw against West Bromwich Albion. This was not the first time Spurs have had to do this, also recently we were 2-0…
  • You have to love Sherwood's honesty

    Clive Elliott
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    “Good morning guys, just to let you know that I’m not injured! Hope that we can win the game today.” That was Sandro's tweet which was basically a frustrated player trying to pin the blame for him not playing on someone else when in all honesty his performances have not warranted him a place.That may be harsh news to some fans but Sandro is after a World Cup place and that is all his tweet is about. While it shows a lack of unity at Spurs, we all know that exists at the moment so it's hardly big news.He was wrong to tweet it but Tim Sherwood just brushed it aside after today's 3-1…
  • What happened on March 2nd?

    Clive Elliott
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:17 am
    It's nearly 9.30 here in sunny Kent and I have been engrossed writing a series of articles about the mental side and the mental approach to football, so much so that I nearly forgot we had a game today. This is exactly the type of game aspects of these coming articles cover, if memory serves last year we lost to Fulham at a crucial stage of the season. This season it is simply about developing players for us despite the bravado for the press that we are trying to get Europa League football. Mousa Dembele is back in contention for a place two weeks after first returning from injury. He…
  • Andros Townsend is Invincible

    Clive Elliott
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Andros Townsend got his chance under Andre Villas-Boas after an injury kept Aaron Lennon out for 2 months. At the time he felt invincible he says.Townsend started brightly but quickly frustrated the Spurs fans with no end product. At the time he was averaging 10 shots per game and hardly any of them gave the keeper any trouble. The fans wanted to see him run outside his man and not continually just cut in to shoot himself.An England call up saw him do exactly what the Spurs fans wanted to see. On a big Wembley pitch he ran at the opposition on the outside, caused havoc and created a goal. He…
  • Saturday's shirts to go up for auction

    Clive Elliott
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Tottenham Hotspur have renewed their support of 'Getting to know cancer' through Spurs legend and now ambassador Ledley King.The former Spurs skipper works for the club and with the Tottenham Foundation on community projects such as this one to raise awareness of cancer and its symptoms.The initial campaign has been a roaring success with an 'overwhelming' response from fans, the general public, players and staff.  Tottenham have announced they are delighted to be backing the campaign for the 2014/15 Premier League season.Over 50% of fans who took part in a survey said not only are they…
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    Arsenal News, Transfer, Fixtures, Highlights and Match Report

  • Hull City vs Arsenal Team News and Preview – Head to Head

    Michael Okeje
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:13 am
    Ahead of Hull City on Sunday, Arsene Wenger revealed the latest team news and very much looks like Mesut Ozil would be back for the trip since the game against Bayern Munich. Arsenal would take on Hull City at the The KC Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners would be hoping to build on important wins to Wigan (FA Cup) and West Ham. With Everton losing to Crystal Palace in midweek and having to face Manchester United on Saturday, Arsene Wenger would be hoping his side can produce another beautiful display against a side, we would face in the FA Cup final. The manager has revealed during his…
  • Arsenal vs West Ham – Team News

    Michael Okeje
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Ahead of the game against West Ham tonight, Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news for the important cracker. With Everton now two points ahead of Arsenal on the table, the game against West Ham would be a must win if we should have any hope of qualifying for the Champions League. Speaking about the Champions League qualification, Wenger insisted he would like to see his side play in the Champions League. Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League consistently for over 15 years and Wenger would like the tradition to  continue. “It’s vital to me to do it [qualify for the…
  • Twitter reacts as Arsenal beats Wigan in the FA Cup

    Michael Okeje
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    It was a great day for Arsenal fans as they watched the team fight hard to beat hard-fighting Wigan at Wembley. It was a game that would have just sent the message of how our season would end. A  loss would have been disastrous, on a day Everton pippe us to fourth in the league but at the end the win was important and might have reawakened the team. Those “twitterains” were not left out in the party as the game was on. See some tweets below.   Although, he did not get to play a part in the game, Emiliano Viviano was full of praise Well done guys…#Gunners to the Final!
  • Wigan vs Arsenal highlights, match reports and results

    Michael Okeje
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Match Highlights – Wigan vs Arsenal Venue – Wembley Scores – Wigan (1) – Arsenal (1). Arsenal qualify on penalities. Arsenal needed a nervous penalt shoot out to go close to winning a trophy this season. Wigan had gone ahead in 61st minute as Gomez scored from the spot but Mertesacker would equalise in the 87th minute. See Full Match Reports WATCH HIGHLIGHTS All highlights are from a third party and in no way our content. Wigan’s First Goal Highlights & All Goals ~ Wigan vs Arsenal 1-1… by chichared18023   penalties by arsenalist 837 total…
  • Photos – Rosicky, Gibbs and Chamberlain joins team in training ahead Wigan match

    Michael Okeje
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    Tomas Rosicky and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain would make the squad that would face Wigan at Wembley. Wenger in his pre-match address revealed the trio are doubtful for the game but the trio were captured training with the rest of the squad. It would be a huge boost if they are available for the cracker.     1,731 total views, 2 views today The post Photos – Rosicky, Gibbs and Chamberlain joins team in training ahead Wigan match appeared first on Arsenal News, Transfer, Fixtures, Highlights and Match Report.
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    Football Stats and Tactics

  • 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…
  • Chelsea 4 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs adapt to Chelsea too much, giving up their own strengths in the process

    Ábel Lőrincz
    9 Mar 2014 | 5:23 pm
     Tim Sherwood have been portrayed in the media as a tactically naive manager, but I think this is a simplistic view that does not reflect reality. He has changed tactics effectively in games before, but it is fair to say that he was up against one of the best tacticians in the league in José Mourinho.   Unfortunately for Tottenham, Tim Sherwood decided to tinker with his line-up to nullify Chelsea's main threat, which resulted in a loss of identity. Tottenham had multiple players in positions that were unfamiliar for them, which resulted in a poor performance from the North…
  • Hamburger SV 3 - 0 Dortmund: Dortmund are unable to break down Mirko Slomka's organised Hamburg

    Ábel Lőrincz
    28 Feb 2014 | 12:10 pm
     Hamburg have been diabolical under Bert van Marwijk, and a run of seven losses in the Bundesliga left the hierarchy of Hamburg with no choice but to sack the Dutchman.  Mirko Slomka - his replacement - didn't have an enviable task as he had to pull off a result against Borussia Dortmund in his first game on the bench. Hamburg kept three vital points at home with a display that took advantage of the weakness of Borussia Dortmund.The formationsHamburg started in a 4-4-2 formation. This was their defensive formation, but they have spent so much of the game out of possession -…
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    Premier League - FTBpro

  • Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Black Cats Stun Blues at The Bridge and Ruin Mourinho's Home Record

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Sunderland pulled off their second astonishing result of the week, as they followed up their draw at the Etihad on Wednesday by defeating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to keep their survival hopes alive.Chelsea dominated possession in the early stages and found the breakthrough after 12 minutes, as Willian's corner was volleyed in by Samuel Eto'o from the edge of the six yard box for his 12th goal of the season.
  • Newcastle United 1-2 Swansea City: Wilfried Bony Double Inflicts Magpies' Fifth Straight Defeat

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Wilfried Bony scored at the end of each half as Swansea City came back from a goal down to beat Newcastle United 2-1 at St. James' Park.Shola Ameobi's first league goal of the campaign gave the Magpies a first-half lead before the Ivorian equalised in stoppage time, and he scored the winner at the death after Marvin Emnes was brought down by Cheick Tiote.
  • Cardiff City 1-1 Stoke City: Bluebirds Just Two Points From Safety Following Potters Draw

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    Two penalties either side of half time ensured a point for Cardiff City at home to tenth-place Stoke City.Marco Arnautovic put the visitors ahead in first-half stoppage time before Peter Whittingham levelled for the hosts, six minutes after the restart.The 1-1 draw lifts the Bluebirds above Fulham in to 18th, just two points shy of Norwich City, who face Liverpool on Sunday.
  • West Ham 0-1 Crystal Palace: Eagles Narrowly Edge Tough Fought Affair

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    West Ham went into today's game knowing a win would edge them even closer to safety, although it is unlikely that they will go down regardless. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, were chasing their fifth consecutive win that would take them to 43 points, mathematically safe from the drop.A minute's applause was held for Dylan Tombides before the game, and West Ham have retired the number 38, Tombides' number this season for the Hammers.
  • Aston Villa 0-0 Southampton: Stalemate at Villa Park as Both Sides Draw a Blank in Front of Goal

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    Aston Villa will have been the happier side at the final whistle after playing out a scoreless draw against Southampton to end their run of league defeats.It was the visitors who came the closest to breaking the deadlock. Southampton left-back Luke Shaw put in a cross to striker Rickie Lambert early on, but the England international’s header was weak and straight into Guzan’s hands.
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    Football Rants

  • Only one Alex Ferguson

    Ben Nouch
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    I can only imagine the despair that the United fans must have felt on that bitter-sweet last day of the season, when in full view of the Premier League trophy, Sir Alex Fergurson said his last goodbye as United’s finest-ever manager. I can imagine the despairing conversations going on in the local pubs that night, as optimist try to console the pessimist . “What’s the worst thing that can happen now? We don’t make the Champions League, Liverpool wins the title , we complete the season without winning a trophy.”  How they must have laughed at the unimaginable…
  • Is Diego Costa worth upwards of £50 million?

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Diego Costa is the name on everybody’s mind this summer: managers want to ink him to a deal, fans want to wear his name across their backs, owners want to spend their money on him, and analysts want to race about his size and finishing ability until the sun goes down. The Brazilian-born Spanish international has scored 34 goals in 45 appearances for Atletico Madrid this season. His 186 cm (6’2″) frame creates problems on set pieces and crosses into the box, and his tenacity and natural nose for goal has jolted Los Rojiblancos to the top of the La Liga table and in the…
  • Envisaging a new Manchester United

    David Fegan
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    How will Manchester United look next season? David Moyes must cut, refurbish and re-imagine an unbalanced Manchester United squad in the off-season. Nearing the end of Manchester United’s first season sans Sir Alex Ferguson, and in the words of Moyes himself, this season has been harder than he envisaged. The silver lining however, is that it has exposed several problems and can act as the catalyst for positive change. This of course depends on whether you believe that Moyes inherited an aging and unbalanced squad that Ferguson was able to extract every last drop from, or if you believe…
  • London Bees – Identity Crisis?

    Craig Hadley
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    The name London Bees is one I doubt many of you might have heard of. There’s a reason for this. The crest of the newly-formed London Bees FC They played their first league match yesterday. The history of The Bees is one fraught with change and while you might not know them under their current guise, you perhaps might know them as something else. The club began in 1975 under the name of District Line Ladies before combining with fellow London side Wembley FC to become Wembley Ladies in 1993. During their spell as Wembley Ladies, a certain England legend was coming through at the club. Kelly…
  • Copa del Rey final: FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF preview

    Gianluca Filosi
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:56 pm
      The weight on his shoulders – Gareth Bale will be looking to perform without Ronaldo Barcelona and Real Madrid will again go head-to-head in another highly anticipated Clásicoencounter. Only this time it is a final and both sides will be desperate to get their hands on the trophy at Valencia’s Mestalla stadium. Barcelona in particular, will be extremely eager to atone for last weeks’ miseries. Arguably dumped out of the title race, by lowly Granada. The Blaugrana were also eliminated from the Champions League, failing to reach the semi-finals for the first time in seven…
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    Five-A-Side Football Coach

  • Get Your Pump On! – The 5-A-Side Coach Pre-Match Playlist

    Dene Mitchell
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Do you listen to music before playing 5-a-side football? What is your favourite pre-match track to get you pumped up for your game? Music is part of the tradition of football.  From crowd chants, to World Cup songs to the dressing room jukebox ahead of game – the role of music is integral in the […]
  • Become the Ultimate Defender

    Dene Mitchell
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Who is the best defensive player of all time? For my money, Paulo Maldini is the ultimate defender.  The AC Milan legend played for 3 decades at the top, winning 5 Champions League medals in the process.  The thing that stood out for me, particularly during his latter years, was that he never got his […]
  • 3 Devious Ways to Find and Create the Space to Attack Your Opposition

    Dene Mitchell
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
      Did you know that you will actually spend more than 90% of any game without touching the ball?   You will most likely be spending this time either defending or supporting your team-mates in attack.  But what specifically are you doing?  Whether you are defending or attacking, what you are trying to do is […]
  • Never Have a Bad Game Again – 3 Psychology Tips Used By Professional Footballers

    Dene Mitchell
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Have you ever been ‘in the zone’? You know, where everything just seems to go right?  Where every pass is a killer through-ball, when every strike on goal is a contender for goal of the season. Can you remember how this felt?  You were relaxed but intense.  Your decisions were spontaneous.  You were in the right place at the […]
  • How to Get Back Into Playing 5-A-Side

    Dene Mitchell
    28 Feb 2014 | 4:21 am
    This week’s post comes about following a question from @Lochrie, and provides advice for on how to get back into playing 5-a-side after a period of time out, especially for those players who are ‘past their prime’ (his words!).  By the end of this post you should have everything you need to avoid injury upon […]
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    Football Every Day

  • Watford 3-1 Ipswich Town: Match Report

    Conor de Smith
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Watford’s excellent home record under Beppe Sannino continued as they dismissed a buoyant Ipswich Town with a 3-1 scoreline and sparked talks of a promotion push from the Hornets whilst damaging the visitor’s own hopes of a play-off place. A beautiful day in Hertfordshire was made all the sunnier for the tenants of Vicarage Road when Albert Riera brilliantly picked out the far corner to open the scoring. Crystal Palace loanee Anthony Wordsworth equalized for the Tractor Boys just after the interval but two quick fire goals from Angella and McGugan sealed the win. After Bournemouth,…
  • Major League Soccer coming to Atlanta

    Dan Bannell
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    The MLS continues to expand and this time it’s heading to Atlanta… Major League Soccer has awarded its 22nd franchise to Atlanta. The franchise, whose name and logo is yet to be determined, will be owned by Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and will begin play in 2017 when their estimated $1.2 billion retractable-roof stadium is scheduled to be completed. Atlanta will join Orlando and South Florida – the former will begin play in 2015, the latter is still to be determined – in the MLS’ push to re-enter the Southeast after franchises in Tampa and Miami folded in 2001. MLS…
  • Wenger Seeks Sagna Replacement

    Dan Bannell
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    The Premier League season is coming to end and so is the contract of Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna… It is looking increasingly likely that Sagna will be playing his football away from The Emirates Stadium next season as he has still not agreed a new contract with the Gunners. Sagna knows that he could likely double his £50,000 a week salary and Inter Milan and Manchester City are said to be interested in the French international. Therefore Arsene Wenger is more than likely to be in the market for a right-back, with Carl Jenkinson being the only other recognized right-back in the…
  • Tim Howard rewarded with Everton contract extension

    Alex Morgan
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:54 pm
    US Mens national team goalkeeper Tim Howard might already be 35 years of age, yet his commanding form in the Everton goal has given The Toffes a massive hand in their push for Champions League football and rewarded him with a new two-year contract extension. Having kept 13 clean sheets from 33 Premier League appearances so far this season Howard has put Everton on par with Arsenal, Manchester City, and West Ham United in the number of total clean sheets kept in 2013/14, while also helping the club have the league’s second lowest goals conceded tally at just 34 from 34 matches. Howard…
  • Manchester City Title Hopes Fade After Disappointing Sunderland Draw

    Sam France
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    Manchester City’s fading hopes of taking the Barclays Premier League title took another hit on Wednesday night after dropping two points at home with a draw against battling bottom club Sunderland.  Connor Wickham scored twice to cancel out Fernandinho’s early opener, but a mistake from goalkeeper Vito Mannone allowed Samir Nasri to grab an equalizer with two minutes of normal time remaining. The result means City are now six points behind leaders Liverpool and four behind Chelsea, with a game in hand over both of the top two. It was a welcome boost to Sunderland’s…
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    Soccer Highlights

  • Fiorentina 0 – 1 AS Roma

    Time Soccer
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Watch Fiorentina vs AS Roma Highlights Watch Italian Serie A soccer match between Fiorentina vs AS Roma match highlights, goals and videos. The post Fiorentina 0 – 1 AS Roma appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Chelsea 1- 2 Sunderland

    Time Soccer
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Watch Chelsea vs Sunderland Highlights Watch Premier League soccer match between Chelsea vs Sunderland highlights goals and videos. Bottom club Sunderland earned The post Chelsea 1- 2 Sunderland appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Juventus 1 – 0 Bologna

    Time Soccer
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Watch Juventus vs Bologna Highlights Watch Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus vs Bologna match highlights, goals and videos. The post Juventus 1 – 0 Bologna appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Borussia Dortmund 4 – 2 Mainz

    Time Soccer
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Watch Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz 05 Highlights Watch German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz 05 match highlights, goals and The post Borussia Dortmund 4 – 2 Mainz appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
  • Parma 0 – 2 Inter

    Time Soccer
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Watch Parma vs Inter Highlights Watch Italian Serie A soccer match between Parma vs Inter match highlights, goals and videos. The post Parma 0 – 2 Inter appeared first on Soccer Highlights.
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  • Manchester United vs Everton Preview

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    We have the Everton game tomorrow which sees Moyes return to his former club again. The home tie ended up in Everton beating us and Everton are in good form so it is going to be a tough game. If we are to have any chance of top 4 this is a must win game. Here is what team I would play if I was manager. 👇 De Gea is an obvious choice and I wanted to play Jones and Smalling together at CB, but with Rafael injured I couldn’t so I paired Vidic up with Smalling instead. I would play Buttner at LB because with Moyes in charge it looks like Evra will be going and Buttner has been playing…
  • Why sell Cleverley?

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    This might be my most controversial post yet but here is why I would not sell Tom Cleverley. Firstly at the age of 24, Cleverley is still young and can still improve. What I respect most of Cleverley is that every single game he always gives it his all and he always tries his best. Bebe who is currently on loan at F.C. Paços de Ferreira is only 1 year younger than Cleverley and seems to have been far lazier than him as well, yet people still want to give him a chance because he’s done okay on loan. Cleverley did well when he went on loan. Cleverley has also come through the youth system at…
  • Can we really trust him?

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    With Moyes rumoured to be given up to £200 million for the transfer window this summer, the question is can we really trust him with that much money? Moyes has already had two windows to show us what he can do and in my opinion he hasn’t impressed. Where he has gone wrong The Fabregas incident: With weeks of rumours that Fabregas would join United in the end he stayed at Barcelona after saying that he wasn’t interested even when we were offering the money. This to me makes me think that the same thing will happen with Kroos with Dante already being given a new contract after he was…
  • A Season to forget

    13 Apr 2014 | 3:27 am
    Please read the guest post I did on’s fan rants series.
  • It’s a Team Game

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    As requested by @criskaholic7 here is a post on player chemistry. Firstly, I would like to start by saying that in my opinion it is more important to play a team that works well as a team rather than just playing individuals. You need the chemistry and you need players that work well together. So I am going to start off by talking about one of my favourite partnerships at United, which might come as a surprise to you but it is Antonio Valencia and Rafael. In my opinion they are what every team needs to have. They understand each other so well and on the right hand side can be lethal. Their…
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    Sent to the Stands

  • Financial Fair Play and The Football Fuzz

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    Manchester City have been snatched up by the UEFA Football Police, allegedly for breach of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and are currently awaiting their verdict, along with 75 other clubs, to see if and what sanctions they might face. But what really is FFP? What rules have been allegedly broken? And how might […] The post Financial Fair Play and The Football Fuzz appeared first on Sent to the Stands.
  • Dragons, Tigers and Foreign Investment

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    The Football Association Council has rejected Hull City chairman Assem Allam’s proposed name change of the club from ‘Hull City AFC’ to ‘Hull Tigers’. The Egyptian business man has been attempting to change the name of the club for while now, claiming that the new name would be more ‘marketable’. A Hull supporters group named […] The post Dragons, Tigers and Foreign Investment appeared first on Sent to the Stands.
  • The Business End of the Season

    8 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    As we approached the final few games of this so-far incredible Premier League season, all attention in focused on the race for the title and with some intriguing fixtures still to be played, it’s shaping up to be a photo finish. Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea all battle it out for the Premier League title. […] The post The Business End of the Season appeared first on Sent to the Stands.
  • Top 5 Hardest Footballers of the 21st Century

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    The ‘street cred’ of football has taken a battering in recent times alongside an increase in ‘play-acting’ and cheating within the game. It hasn’t always been like this though. The sport was once full of its hardmen and even harder tackles, a time before the ‘Klinsmann School of Diving’. Here are the Top 5 Hardest […] The post Top 5 Hardest Footballers of the 21st Century appeared first on Sent to the Stands.
  • A Tale of Two Midfielders

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    It was not long ago that the general consensus towards Jordan Henderson was held in a very different regard. He failed to impress in his first two seasons for Liverpool and was never even close to justifying the £20 million transfer fee paid to Sunderland for his services in 2011. Yet so far this season, […] The post A Tale of Two Midfielders appeared first on Sent to the Stands.
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    The Football Column

  • UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Draw 2014

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    The draw for the Semi-Final stage of the UEFA Champions League 2014 is upon us! The four teams entered into the draw include Chelsea (UK), Real Madrid (Spain), Atletico Madrid (Spain) and the current european champions Bayern Munich (Germany). The Draw.. Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich The Favourites.. Bayern Munich The current holders, Bayern Munich, are this season favourites to win the competition, with the final due to be played at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Lisbon on Saturday the 24th of May. It would be the first time since it was rebranded as the…
  • Brazil World Cup 2014 Wallpapers – High Def

    Nick Patrick
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    We’ve scouted the web for some of the best high res (1920×1080 +) World Cup 2014 wallpapers. How to set as wallpaper: Click Image to see large version Right click image -> ‘Save image as..’ Find your downloaded image. Right click and select ‘Set as desktop background’. Enjoy your new high definition wallpaper! If you’re looking for some other sizes, let us know by commenting below and we’ll try our best to find some for you!
  • Top 7 Biggest Transfer Flops of 2014

    9 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    7. Johan Elmander – Norwich On Loan from Galatasary League Appearances: 14 Goals: 1 Elmander joined Norwich at the time of great striker upheaval at the club affectionately known as the canaries. The Swedish international joined the Carrow Road club on loan in the January 2014 transfer window. He has made 26 appearances for the club scoring only 1 league goal contributing to a poor season at Norwich and the eventual sacking of Chris Hughton. Although Elmander joined on loan, he still makes out our biggest transfer flops of 2014 list as his goal to game ratio has been so poor for an…
  • UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals 1st leg – Game day 2 match reports

    4 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am
    Paris St-Germain 3 – 1 Chelsea PSG started brilliantly and were ahead within minutes, a spectacular half volley from Ezquiel Lavezzi put the home team ahead and shell shocked the English side. However, soon after the home side took their foot off the gas and relaxed into the game. This proved to be their downfall as Chelsea became more dominant, especially on the counter attack. Thiago Silva then made a rash challenge on Oscar which resulted in an “stone-wall” penalty which Eden Hazard calmly slotted into the bottom left corner of the goal. After the half time break, PSG had…
  • Top 7 Best Champions League Goals

    2 Apr 2014 | 3:18 am
    We have picked the best goals from this seasons UEFA Champions League including the sensational strike from Huntelaar in the Schalke vs Real Madrid last 16 match. Gareth Bale and Cristiano both feature with quality individual skills to get Real Madrid into the Quarter finals of the Champions League. A fantastic goal from Diego in last nights Quarter final match at the Camp Nou also makes the cut along with the Brazilian Hulk’s thunderous effort. Comment below and let us know your favourite from the pick of the bunch!
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    Nepali Football News Portal

  • Watch West Ham United vs Liverpool FC – Free Live Streaming and Squad

    6 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Liverpool FC will face West Ham United in an away match which will in turn be a tough game for the reds. The reds that had first planned to chase for the Champions league spot are now the favorites to win the league which keeps them in some pressure when they visit West Ham United. West Ham United will field couple of ex-Liverpool players when they take on Liverpool side which they have defeated only once in their last six matches. Liverpool has won the competition four times in last six clash while one match has been tied up. Watch Live Streaming Click Here Live Liverpool are in the second…
  • Everton vs Arsenal – Watch EPL Football Free Live Streaming

    6 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    Everton and Arsenal will play in a heated battle as they are just four points apart in the league table. Arsenal that remained the title favorites at the beginning of the season are now struggling for the top four spot, as a defeat today means Arsenal will only have one points advantage over Everton with Everton having a game advantage in their hand. Watch EPl Football Live Streaming Watch Live Here Everton has played one games lesser than that of forth placed Arsenal and are four points below in the league table with 60 points. With 32 matches played so far, Arsenal remains at the third spot…
  • Sugan Tandukar – Win Against MMC and Machhindra Boosted our Morale

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:14 am
    African United claimed the title of 16th BudhaSubba gold cup, they defeat Aaha Rara cup champions Sahara FC to claim the title. Sugan Tandukar who has been working long with the African recruits was the head coach of the winning side and bagged ‘The Best Coach’ title in the tournament. He Speaks with about the tournament, his footballing background and presence of African Footballers in Nepalese Football. “We expected to conquer the tournament, everyone comes to participate in order to win the tournament”, he told “We first won against Machhindra and…
  • AFC U16 Championship Draw – Nepal Grouped With Defending Champions

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    Nepal U16 team are grouped with DPR Korea, Kuwait and Uzbekistan in the AFC U16 championship tournament to be held on Thailand. Uzbekistan are the defending champions of the tournament. The 16-nation competition will be played from September 6 to 20 with the top four teams will qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be played in Chile next year. Nepal defeated Bahrain and Turkmenistan while a draw with Iraq guided Nepal to the final round as the group winner in the qualifiers. THE GROUPINGS Group A: Thailand, Korea Republic, Oman, Malaysia Group B: Japan, Australia, China, Hong Kong Group C:…
  • African United Claim BudhaSubba gold cup title

    5 Apr 2014 | 7:28 pm
    The assembled foreign recruits team, African United bag 16th BudhaSubba gold cup title as they defeat Sahara FC 4-3 in the penalty shootout. The final of the tournament remained goal less in the regulation time and the extra time of the game. African United started dominating the first half of the tournament; however they failed to scored, thanks to the superb guard from Sagar Gurung, the best goal keeper of the tournament. Sahara FC improved in the second half; however they failed to score any goals leading the game into two halves of five minutes of extra time. The extra time remained goal…
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    Sky Goal

  • PSG defeated Lion and win the France cup

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Cavani score two goals and led his team to win the champion of the French CupCavani led PSG to win the French Cup for the fourth time in team history at the expense of Lyon.And income Lyon's lively meeting is a great offensive terrible from the start and put pressure on Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper strong since the beginning.But the pressure to Lyon, but did not continue for three minutes when the Register Star Paris and the Uruguay team an early goal after a pass from Brazilian Maxwell who broke the very beautiful and then passed the ball to Cavani, who placed all the speed and accuracy at…
  • Online Broadcasting Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich 23/4/2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    Watch Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich online live free Wed, Apr 23, 2014Real Madrid vs Bayern MunichChampions League - 1st Leg: April 23, 201420:45 GMTIn an early final and strong game will be marked by excitement and power Wednesday as go all the attention and football fans in the world towards the stadium Alsantiajo Bernabeu Stadium Real Madrid club and today's match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League game , which awaits all fans of both teams and match strong left their Champions League draw in the competition to qualify for the final match…
  • Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea live 22/4/2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    Watch Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea live free online 22 April 2014Semi-finals - Champions LeagueAtlético Madrid vs Chelsea 20:45 on Tuesday 22 April 2014Atletico Madrid will face Chelsea In the semi-finals of the Champions League for the current year 2014 in order to climb into the Champions League final, hosted by the Portuguese capital Lisbon .Memories of the historic win the European Super Cup in 2012 , received news of the Atletico Madrid Saddamh Chelsea England in the semi -finals of the Champions League football , in the face of Directors will Btalaha Alvinyan Jose Mourinho…
  • Manchester United vs Everton online 20/4/2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Watch Manchester United vs Everton Live Stream Online Free Sat, 20 Apr 14 - Premier LeagueSunday, 20 April 2014Venue: Goodison ParkKick-off: 14:10Referee: Mark ClattenburgScot David Moyes the cotch of Manchester United refused remarks made ​​recently by former Dutch star Ronald de Boer for that fellow striker Robin van Persie will leave Old Trafford Stadium from the end of the current season .The de Boer, has claimed in an interview with the newspaper " Manchester Evening News " that Van Persie is happy to play Manchester United in a manner and will leave the current Premier League…
  • Chelsea vs Sunderland Premier League 19/4/2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    Watch Chelsea vs Sunderland Premier League online 19 April 2014Chelsea   X   SunderlandSat 19:30    19/04/2014Stamford BridgeChelsea against Sunderland Premier League Was transferred to forward by one day to help in the pursuit of Jose Mourinho to Champions League glory.Blues were drawn to play Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the competition with the first leg scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 in the Spanish capital.It was scheduled to take place just hours after the 48 second leg with Chelsea, Sunderland that game.Chelsea need to win to stay in 4 and possibly…
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    A Gunner Abroad

  • West Ham Preview: The ugly monster that is Sam Allardyce

    Gunner Abroad
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Tonight we play against West Ham, a team who are in mid table and really have not much to play for. In normal circumstances it is a game we should win comfortably, but these are far from normal circumstances. A Sam Allardyce team will never lie down, especially against one who actually tries to play […] The post West Ham Preview: The ugly monster that is Sam Allardyce appeared first on A Gunner Abroad.
  • Wigan Review + West Ham preview

    Gunner Abroad
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
    Arsenal’s win against Wigan on penalties in the Cup was one of those games that are not worth going through in a detailed, minute-by-minute way. It was a horrible game, Arsenal played terribly, yet the only thing that matters is this: Arsenal play Hull in the FA Cup final this season. And that is really […] The post Wigan Review + West Ham preview appeared first on A Gunner Abroad.
  • Wigan Preview: FA Cup Can Do Funny Things

    Gunner Abroad
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Wigan Preview Tomorrow brings what could be the biggest game of the seasons so far. If you had looked at the various competitions we were in at the beginning of the season, the FA Cup looked the best chance of real silverware. Premier League – never sure an Arsenal side can sustain a challenge throughout […] The post Wigan Preview: FA Cup Can Do Funny Things appeared first on A Gunner Abroad.
  • Arsene Wenger: The Verdict

    Gunner Abroad
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Arsene Wenger: The Verdict Last week we looked at the Pro Wenger version of events, as well as the anti Wenger side. Here we weigh up the merits of the two sides, and come to the verdict. The main claim against Wenger is the lack of trophies. In fairness, no-one has won the Premier League without spending […] The post Arsene Wenger: The Verdict appeared first on A Gunner Abroad.
  • Aaron Ramsey: We Need You

    Gunner Abroad
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Aaron Ramsey If I were Aaron Ramsey I would be seriously peeved. When he limped off in our 3-1 win against West Ham with a seemingly innocuous looking injury, we were sitting pretty on top of the table. One point ahead of City, 2 ahead of Chelsea, 3 ahead of Liverpool. Now he comes on […] The post Aaron Ramsey: We Need You appeared first on A Gunner Abroad.
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    The Sports Waffle

  • The Sports Waffle Web Guide: Football Shirt Culture

    Karl O'Shaughnessy
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    In yet another newly launched regular feature here, I aim to share with you some of the finest and perhaps lesser known gems of the internet that will interest sports fans the world over in The Sports Waffle Web Guide (TSWWG). To start the series off, I am going to a site that has certainly […]
  • FIFA World Cup Fashion – USA 1994

    Karl O'Shaughnessy
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    In the second instalment of my FIFA World Cup Fashion column, I move from the fancy training gear of Ireland in 1990 to the wonders of the USA away kit in 1994. Hosting the tournament wasn’t enough in 1994 for our good friends across the water in the USA it seemed. Not only did they […]
  • FIFA World Cup Fashion – Ireland 1990

    Karl O'Shaughnessy
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
      I kick start a new column today as we all finally start to get excited about the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil this June. But this isn’t just another preview piece discussing the upcoming finals, not at all, this my friends is a….wait for it…fashion column. And not just any fashion column, a […]
  • Could Arsenal’s 2001 FA Cup Semi-Final point to future?

    Karl O'Shaughnessy
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    Arsenal face Wigan Athletic today in an FA Cup Semi-Final that will have a huge bearing on Arsenal’s season not only in terms of ending the 9 year trophy drought but also setting them up for a real battle with Everton to hold onto the Champions League 4th spot in the Premier League. I’ve been […]
  • Guest Blog: Rachel King on Castlebar Celtic & the spirit of Shankly

    11 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    The second guest blog on The Sports Waffle again comes from a female footballer, this time Castlebar Celtic’s Rachel King. Rachel, a native of Galway, has been with Castlebar Celtic in County Mayo for a number of years even prior to the club entering into the Bus Eireann Women’s National League in 2010. Rachel is […]
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