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Football clubs throughout the land are producing Christmas song videos for their fanbase, and some of them have been so bad you wonder if they’ve actually watched the clips before publishing them. We already had QPR’s awful, cringeworthy effort, and this one from Chelsea isn’t far off! Oscar starts off by ‘singing’ ‘We wish you […]
There’s a reason players so rarely try the trickiest skills in game situations: the risk of failure is high, and with that public embarrassment. An amateur player in Peru got a rush of blood to the head this week, and decided to go for an audacious backheel penalty. The poor kid got it spectacularly wrong, […]
Back Man City to beat Crystal Palace at 3/1! Click here to bet on Man City to beat Crystal Palace at 3/1!!! Strikerless Manchester City have had to juggle the pack today, and Pellegrini has decided to go for James Milner as the auxiliary forward. With Sergio Aguero, Edin Dezeko and Stevan Jovetic, Pellegrini found […]
Irish comedian Jason Byrne and Jamie Carragher had an epic spontaneous staring contest on Soccer Am last year. The pair have reunited for a grudge match Christmas special, as that first contest ended in a draw. And this time the pair went toe to toe, or eye to eye, for an amazing 7 minutes! It […]
Thanks for all your wishes! And here you have a picture..long time ago when becoming a player was just a dream! — Alexis Sánchez (@Alexis_Sanchez) December 19, 2014 Alexis Sanchez has unwittingly sparked a national debate back in his home country of Chile, after uploading a picture of himself from his childhood yesterday. The […]
Alexis Sanchez celebrated his 26th birthday yesterday, and received plenty of best wishes from fans around the world. Neymar’s chimed in this morning on Instagram, wishing Sanchez a belated happy birthday to his ‘crack’ (star) and ‘hermano’ (brother). The pair spent a year together at Barcelona last season, and clearly remain close despite the separation. […]
Roberto Soldado’s time in England has been a major disappointment; after signing for Spurs from Valencia in summer 2013, the Spanish striker has scored just 7 league goals in 38 Premier League appearances. It’s an unfathomable drop in form, considering what a lethal striker Soldado was in Spain, averaging more than a goal every two […]
Fact: Everyone loves Juan Mata. The diminutive Spaniard is arguably the most cultured and polite man in football, always ready to make time for fans, as he shows with his erudite weekly blog, for example. He showed another glimpse of his appreciation for the fans yesterday, by responding to fan channel Full Time Devils’s request […]
  There was a bit of hashtag bantz between a couple of Spurs players on Twitter yesterday, after the club’s account tweeted a video of Dembele nutmegging Andros Townsend in training. Townsend, feeling a bit embarrassed with the mention, replied, ‘No need’. Soldado then got involved, and added a smiley face into the thread, and […]
Xabi Alonso is a cultivated man, a man of high culture who likes fine wines and tailored suits. The cerebral midfielder has demonstrated just what a culture vulture he is here, by giving his first interview in German to Bayern TV – after just 2 months of taking classes! Xabi explains that three private lessons […]
News reports in Israel on Friday night claimed that FC Barcelona will not renew their lucrative sponsorship deal with Qatar due to terror financing concerns. Barcelona initially signed a $200 million sponsorship deal with Qatar in December 2010 which expires in 2016. Aside from links to terror groups, the issues of the poor treatment on migrant workers in Qatar […]
The reputation of Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling has been ratcheted up another notch on Saturday. Showing the worldwide appreciation Sterling has, the 20-year-old Anfield star makes the front page of Italian paper Tuttosport having won the paper’s readers vote for the young player of 2014. FIghting off competition from the likes of Inter’s Mateo Kovacic, Man United’s Adnan […]
Tottenham make the front page of Italian pink paper Gazzetta Dello Sport in a transfer story with Inter Milan. Inter are struggling in Serie A, and new boss Roberto Mancini seems sure to add more recruits to his team this winter with Spurs’ winger Aaron Lennon the latest player linked to the San Siro club. Tottenham […]
Mario Balotelli’s hunger and desire have always been the big question marks surrounding him. But The Mail claim that Brendan Rodgers is now beginning to wonder if the problem is a more fundamental one: that he technically isn’t good enough. The paper say that the Liverpool boss has made these reservations known to his coaching staff, […]
Alexis Sanchez has been used as a narrative to thread through Arsenal’s trip to Liverpoo on Sunday: for the former, he’s their best buy in years; for the latter, he’s the one that got away. Sanchez had offers from both Liverpool and Arsenal last summer, and his decision to join the Gunners was largely down to […]
Manuel Pellegrini has been presented with an intriguing tactical conundrum for tomorrow afternoon’s game against Crystal Palace: they’ll have to play without a conventional striker. All three senior strikers – Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic – are out, meaning Pellegrini will be forced into a tactical shift, with a midfielder pushing up to […]
Liverpool are set to recall Divock Origi from his loan deal in January, according to L’Equipe. The Reds bought the Belgian last summer for 10 million pounds, but part of the deal was that Origi would spend another full season on loan. But following Liverpool’s awful start to the season, with none of the four […]
Oscar got ready for Monday’s game against Stoke with a home work out, taking refuge from the cold and muddy pitches for the warmth of the house. His sister Gabrielle (left) and wife Ludmila (right) joined him for company, and Gabrielle uploaded a picture of their ‘Family Fitness Day’ to Instagram. Oscar stood between the […]
After 6 wins on the spin, Manchester United’s aspirations for this season have suddenly been cranked up a notch. United fans are beginning to see Champions League qualification as a foregone conclusion at this stage, and sitting pretty in third spot, are looking ahead, rather than behind them. They’re just 8 points off leaders Chelsea, […]
There was a funny scene during Louis van Gaal’s press conference today, as an intercom message suddenly interrupted proceedings. A woman’s voice bellowed out over the intercom: ‘Can a masseur please go to the first team dressing room?’ Van Gaal’s reaction was priceless, looking around in shock and wondering where this mystery voice was coming […]
Arsenal’s Yaya Sanogo is set to be loaned out this January, according to The BBC. The French forward has become an increasing part of Arsene Wenger’s plans of late, but still just 21 and with only one goal to his name, it appears Wenger has decided a temporary move away will best serve his development. […]
Liverpool were believed to be very keen on bringing Alexis Sanchez to Anfield last summer, but the story went that he didn’t want to live on Merseyside, and preferred the cosmopolitan lifestyle on offer in London. Ahead of hosting Arsenal this Sunday, Brendan Rodgers was asked just how close he actually was to signing the […]
Sergio Ramos made a surprising statement at his press conference today, ahead of Sunday’s FIFA Club World Cup Final against San Lorenzo. San Lorenzo being Pope Francisco’s team, Ramos was asked if God’s ‘Representative on Earth’ might have a role to play in the match, by having a quiet word with the big guy upstairs. […]
Liverpool have apparently offered a £135,000-a-year salary to a 15-year-old attacker on the books of AS Roma. The London Evening Standard report that Liverpool are hoping the vast sum of money will tempt Gianluca Scamacca to quit Italy for a possible career in the Premier League. Scamacca has been compared to PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. […]
Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Uruguayan defender Diego Godin. The centre-back has laughed off suggestions that he could be moving to the Premier League and has been quoted in the Mirror saying that he wants to stay at Atletico Madrid for ‘many years’. Godin said: “At this point, I […]
Arsenal players were spreading Christmas cheer recently when they went on visits to Whittington Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. It is a tradition for clubs to send their players to local hospitals around this time of the year and it truly is a rewarding experience for all involved. Not only do the children in […]
Falcao wants to stay at Manchester United and fans want it to work out. But it’s looking increasingly likely that it won’t, writes James McGlade. Falcao earned the name El Tigre for his goal-hunting abilities, so often did he tear defences to shreds. He was adjudged to be the one of the best in the […]
When you spend £100 million, you should be winning the league. Those were the damning words which Brendan Rodgers probably wishes he never uttered. The Liverpool manager has spent twice that amount since taking over in 2012 and last season’s title challenge is looking more like a fluke with every passing week. This Beanyman Sports […]
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2018-19 season. After a series of high-profile slip-ups a year ago, Hart has largely recovered his form and is the undisputed number one at the Etihad despite deputy keeper Willy Caballero having a […]
Due to the European football season schedule, there are two award seasons for all involved in the beautiful game. One is at the end of the campaign while another is at the end of a calender year. The zany cartoonists are up to their old tricks in this video where they parody talking points from […]
Zinedine Zidane has said that the day he was asked to join Real Madrid was one of the happiest of his life. Speaking in an interview with Vogue, Zidane recalled the famous tale of how Madrid president Florentino Perez persuaded him to leave Juventus and come to Spain: "We were having dinner and Florentino passed […]
It’s only a matter of time before The Wealdstone Raider’s time in the spotlight is up and he becomes regular old Gordon Hill again after a swift costume change in a telephone box. But right now his fight for all that’s good cannot rest as he has a charity single to promote. All profits from […]
How much do you know about Bayern Munich’s magnificent stadium, the Allianz Arena? You might watch Bayern play there throughout the season but have you ever seen the inner sanctums within the arena? If not then this fascinating video is for you. It gives an in-depth tour of the 75,000 seat stadium that has seen […]
Copa 90 have asked Mina Rzouki to choose her top ten players in Serie A this season and the selections are sure to split opinion. Although most of the players in the list deserve praise, there are notable omissions. Like Milan pair Jeremy Menez and Keisuke Honda. Arsenal target Paulo Dybala gets in at seventh […]
Medics will be on standby this weekend when Chelsea take on Stoke City after Jose Mourinho revealed that Bojan Krkic once made an attempt to kill him before. Kinda. In his press conference, Mourinho revealed that Bojan is the only player who almost killed him by giving him a heart attack. It was during the […]
Holy Moses, this was a horrendous own goal from the Chilean Premier Division! Not only was Santiago Wanderers midfielder Gonzalo Barriga’s own goal ridiculous, it also meant that away side Union Espanola were back on level terms at 2-2. Momentum was with the visitors and they went on to secure a late win. Barriga will […]
A wonderful goal was scored in the Lithuanian futsal league match between Rezekne and Rinuzi when Ervins Krainis only needed one touch from a long-range pass to net for his side. Except that description doesn’t do the goal justice! Krainis scored an overhead kick with his left foot after his goalkeeper threw the ball the […]
Sky Sports have seen off every challenger that has dared to step into the ring but might have to up its game to beat BT Sport. The latest contender is producing a series of amusing adverts for the Premier League fixtures on Boxing Day. It sees a group of Christmas carolers singing football chants that […]
Louis van Gaal takes his Manchester United side to Villa Park tomorrow in search of a seventh consecutive win but the Dutchman is still not an entirely happy bunny. At his press conference today, van Gaal continuously stressed that performances matter. United haven’t looked entirely convincing at times during this winning streak and have had […]
Over the course of six years, Eric Abidal made just under 200 appearances in all competitions for Barcelona. The French defender hit stunning heights as he was part of the first Spanish side to ever win the treble, the same side that would collect a further three trophies before the year was out. There were […]