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With his captain coming under increasing scrutiny due to his waning powers and influence, Brendan Rodgers made a staunch defence of Steven Gerrard at his pre-Ludogorets press conference. Gerrard is beginning to look like a bit of a liability in the defensive midfield/playmaking role, but the unavoidable truth is that he can no longer player […]
Bacary Sagna’s move to Man City hasn’t exactly gone according to plan yet, but the French full-back was given a surprise start tonight, and played 68 minutes before being subbed off for Zabaleta. With just 3 Premier League appearances to his name since his tumultuous move from Arsenal, this was his first Champions League start, […]
Never mind a week:5 minutes is an eternity in football. Had Sergio Aguero not popped up to save Man City’s skin in the last 5 minutes against Bayern tonight, we’d have been watching a very different Manuel Pellegrini in his post-match interview. As it was, with City snatching the win from the claws of defeat, […]
Pep Guardiola looked a but drained and shattered in his post-match interview tonight, which is understandable given the context of the events that had just unfolded. His Bayern side were leading Man City 2-1 with just 5 minutes to go, having played with 10 men from the 20th minute. A two goal salvo from Sergio […]
With Monacos’ young star Layvin Kurzawa picking up an injury at the France camp, he’s been ruled out of his side’s game with Bayer Leverkusen tomorrow. The fact that this technically rendered him a free man for the week  piqued the interest of Manchester City, according to BeIN Sport, who claimed that the Premier League […]
Former Liverpool keeper Bruce Grobelaar has given this slightly sinister interview, discussing his former club’s plight. For starters, the dress and setting gives the air of a 19th century war-time film, and Grobelaar’s demeanour is frankly unnecessarily gloomy – it’s just football! Grobelaar believes he has the answer to Liverpool’s problems: it’s all Simon Mignolet’s […]
New York City loanee Frank Lampard played the full 90 minutes in Man City’s 3-2 win over Bayern Munich tonight, and the veteran midfielder looked and sounded delighted to have made such a big contribution. Lamps hasn’t featured as much as expected, but the faith Pellegrini has in him was clear by keeping him on […]
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has a pretty good grasp on the English language and was today speaking in London ahead of their clash against Arsenal. The humorous German boss was in fits of laughter in today’s press conference to the bemusement of all the English journalists. Klopp wanted the press to understand a German […]
John Terry scored a rare goal tonight (after just 2 minutes!) to get Chelsea underway in their 5-0 win away at Schalke tonight. The skipper said his early goal helped settle the team in his post-match interview, while also paying tribute to his teammates. Terry thought ‘William’ was different class on the second goal, as […]
Jose Mourinho almost looked a bit embarrassed in his post-match interview tonight, after watching his Chelsea side squash Schalke 5-0 in their own back yard. Mourinho was almost lost for words, and found it difficult to offer anything insightful without sounding arrogant, as his side were just so superior to Schalke tonight. Mourinho said ‘winning […]
Siempre pero siempre hay que pelear hasta el final. Vamos City!!!! Always, always fight 'til the end. C'mon, City! A photo posted by Sergio Leonel Agüero (@aguerosergiokun16) on Nov 11, 2014 at 2:05pm PST Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero was lauded after a fantastic hat-trick against Bayern Munich tonight. The Argentine did it all himself, […]
Sergio Aguero stole the show tonight as Manchester City came from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 thanks to two late goals. The Argentine striker has carried Man City on a number of occasions this season and tonight was no different as he bagged a stunning hat-trick. Aguero and captain Vincent Kompany gave the post […]
Ahead of tonight’s game at Schalke, the narrative the press were keen to pick up was Di Matteo v Mourinho, the Predecessor v Successor. Di Matteo won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012 before being unceremoniously sacked the following winter, with Rafa Benitez coming in to keep the seat warm for Mourinho. Mourinho wasn’t […]
Ryan Giggs’ documentary-movie Life Of Ryan hits the screens next month, and the Man United manager sat for this interview as part of the promotion. Coincidentally just at a moment when doubts have arisen around his future, with the rumour that he may leave United to further his coaching career, Giggsy says he’s loving life […]
Where on earth would Manchester City be without the very special Sergio Aguero? — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 25, 2014 A Sergio Aguero inspired Manchester City finally won their first Champions League game of the season, coming from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 in dramatic circumstances. Manchester City took the lead early on through […]
Arsene Wenger was fairly grilled and probed on the apparent fresh crisis at Arsenal at his pre-Dortmund press conference today. Following the defeat to Man United at the weekend, compounding and reaffirming their inferiority against the rest of the big guns, it’s been rumoured that chief executive Ivan Gazidis has held crisis talks with the […]
The Blues going for goal number four here aware that a 3-0 lead can be a dangerous one in the @ChampionsLeague. #CFCLive — Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) November 25, 2014 In the last round of Champions League fixtures Arsenal somehow threw a three goal lead at home to Anderlecht to draw 3-3. Chelsea visited German side […]
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Just days after becoming the all time record La Liga top scorer, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi surpassed Raul’s record of 71 Champions League goals. The 27 year old Argentine bagged his 72nd goal to put Barcelona 2-0 up away at APOEL. Twitter blew up immediately, with Lionel Messi being hailed as the greatest ever despite being […]
You will watch this TalkSPORT video listing the top ten most overrated footballers in the game and agree with it for the most part. That is until you reach Marco Reus, who is second on the list. Seriously, TalkSPORT?! Come on! Reus is absolutely world class, there’s no doubt about it. Footballers shouldn’t be judged […]
Totti takes aim.. and scores. Was there any every doubt? #UCL — Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) November 25, 2014 Francesco Totti broke his own record tonight as the oldest player to score in the Champions League with a goal for AS Roma in their game away to CSKA Moscow. The Italian veteran had already broken […]
Bit of studying to be done here…Next step on the coaching ladder.. Suit/tracky/chino’s on the touch line ?? — Michael Carrick (@carras16) November 25, 2014 Michael Carrick has revealed his ambition to become a coach when he hangs up his boots. The Manchester United midfielder took to social media today to show off his […]
Mario Balotelli has been an undoubted flop at Liverpool. The Italian striker hasn’t even scored a goal in the Premier League. It’s the kind of form which makes chat about departing as soon as January believable. His agent Mino Raiola hasn’t denied that it’s a possibility. He also hasn’t come out saying that everything is […]
French police have had their work cut out in the last few days as they have had to deal with nearly 100 troublesome Ajax fans who were armed with iron bars and knuckledusters. The supporters were also wearing ski masks. The Dutch fans were arrested ahead of the club’s Champions League game against PSG at […]
Brazilian legend Pele has been taken to hospital in Sao Paulo with a urinary infection. Reports in Brazil told of how Pele was admitted to Albert Einstein hospital on Monday with a urinary infection only nine days after being discharged from the same hospital after having an operation to remove kidney stones. No further details […]
Manchester United legend Andy Cole has spoken to fan channel Full Time DEVILS about how he scored so many goals for the club. The former England international bagged 121 goals in 275 appearances for United and admits that a lot of that was down to pure instinct. Cole tells Adam McKola that he rarely ever […]
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has admitted that he met with Arjen Robben while the winger was in the city. Robben is part of the Bayern Munich team who will play Manchester City tonight at the Etihad but had time to meet up with his former coach van Gaal. Van Gaal told German newspaper […]
Emile Heskey has confirmed that he would be open to returning as a striker for Leicester City, report the BBC. The former England international and cult hero is already employed by the Foxes in an ambassadorial role but is available to return for the club if manager Nigel Pearson would like to call upon his […]
Adebayo Akinfenwa is the strongest man in football but how well do you really know him? Sky Bet spent a day with Akinfenwa and let the AFC Wimbledon forward talk tell viewers about his career. The striker talks about his first break in football and how that led to tough years abroad where he suffered […]
I like this. Women can’t play football. — Georgina Turner (@georgina_turner) November 25, 2014 This ironic letter sent to iPaper by David Hickey, a fan from an unpronounceable town in Wales, is entitled ‘Playing football like a girl’. It outlines the lessons that male professionals can pick up from their female counterparts. Namely playing […]
Arsene Wenger is under extreme pressure as his Arsenal side host German outfit Borussia Dortmund tonight in the Champions League. Having made their worst ever start to a season in the Premier League era, Arsenal fans might believe that they are facing fellow fallen giants in a Dortmund side that hover around the relegation zone […]
It was a landmark weekend in La Liga as Lionel Messi broke Telmo Zarra’s long-standing all-time league goal record. At the tender age of 27, Messi has 253 league goals to his name, smashing the record in style with a hat-trick against Sevilla. Guardian La Liga expert Andy Brassell ponders whether anyone will ever surpass […]
Mario Balotelli didn’t travel with the Liverpool squad to Sofia ahead of their crucial Champions League clash against Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets. The Liverpool Echo report that Balotelli has been left at home as he still hasn’t recovered from a groin injury which kept him sidelined for the weekend defeat to Crystal Palace. Jordan Henderson and […]
Paul Pogba is in divine form for Juventus and his ascent to the top looks inevitable. It is only a matter of time before the Frenchman is the best midfielder in the world. His showstopping performance against Lazio at the weekend saw him bag a brace and hit the post with a beautiful effort. It […]
Congratulations Samuel Eto’o. The 33-year-old Cameroonian superstar, now at Everton after a stint at Chelsea, tied the knot over the weekend to the mother of his four kids. Eto’o married his long term partner Georgette in a secret ceremony in just outside of Milan in Italy. The event was attended by only close family and friends. Eto’o […]
Yesterday Arsenal major shareholder Alisher Usmanov gave an exclusive interview with CNBC in which he criticised manager Arsene Wenger, saying he must acknowledge his mistakes. Today Arsene Wenger gave his pre-match press conference ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund. The Arsenal manager slammed the club’s second biggest shareholder for not coming to […]
This unbelievable clip from a Greek youth league match between AO Ioannina and Agia Eleousa is sure to go viral. Young George Vrakas executed a truly jaw-dropping piece of skill to leave two opposition players for dead. Vrakas scored four goals in the win and his fantastic individual display, featuring all four goals, can be […]
Initially report by Japanese business paper Nikkei Asian Review, and then teased out by the Wall Street Journal, news is breaking that Sony are set to end their commercial relationship with FIFA. The end of this year sees Sony’s 8-year $277 million sponsorship deal with FIFA come to an end, and the hugely influential multinational company have chosen […]
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere picked up an injury during a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United this weekend. There have been rumours circulating of a long term absence for the 22 year old star and Arsene Wenger spoke about Jack Wilshere in his pre-match press conference. Wenger confirmed that Wilshere’s injury is not a short-term problem […]
This clip comes from Ronaldinho’s Mexican team Queretaro FC, who were beaten 2-1 by Chiapas this weekend. Queretaro FC midfielder Willian was shown a second yellow card for a bad tackle and reacted very, very badly. Ronaldinho ran over to hold back his Brazilian teammate after he punched (the wrong) Chiapas player in the face. […]