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There was widespread surprise on Wednesday evening when Emmanuel Adebayor was named as captain for Tottenham’s semi-final first leg clash with Sheffield United at White Hart Lane. The Togo striker has only just returned to first team reckoning at Spurs and its safe to say Adebayor received a mixed reaction from the White Hart Lane […]
A video posted by falcao12oficial (@falcao12oficial) on Jan 21, 2015 at 5:52pm PST Aged 37, skilful Brazilian star Falcao is still considered one of the best futsal players in the game. This week Falcao took part in an exhibition match celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Little School-Beach Soccer in Bage, Brazil. One fan captured […]
A sad story has come out of Guinea in relation to the current African Cup of Nations. On Tuesday Guinea kicked off their AFCON campaign with a 1-1 draw against the Ivory Coast, however a group of fans watching that match in the capital city of Conkary experienced a horrific incident when a grenade exploded in a bar where […]
Ronaldinho played his first match of 2015 on Wednesday evening. By all accounts, the former Barcelona star struggled somewhat to make much of an impact as his side Queretaro went down to a 1-0 defeat at Atletico San Luis in the Copa MX. The 34-year-old always produces a few YouTube moments in a game but this […]
Arsene Wenger loves signing players that even the most hardcore of football fans know little about. Usually its youngsters from far flung places but Arsenal have brought in players from La Liga before, by matching what appears to be relatively low release clauses – see Santi Cazorla. Widespread reports over the past couple of days […]
Sergio Busquets embarrassed himself during FC Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. A penalty from Lionel Messi gave the Catalans a narrow lead in their two-legged Copa del Rey match-up against Atleti, and Messi’s spot-kick came after a horrible piece of simulation from Busquets. Following a Barca free-kick, Busquets went from a weird crouching […]
It’s been something of a rough week for Chelsea striker Diego Costa. Despite having been a revelation since joining Chelsea in the summer, with Costa having already scored a Premier League leading 17 goals this season, the striker has found his looks coming under the microscope this week. Things kicked off during Chelsea’s Capital One […]
The annual Deloitte football rich list was revealed on Thursday evening and once again there are some interesting findings. Real Madrid’s dominance of football finances continued with their 10th successive year at the top. But, Manchester United are closing in fast. The Premier League giants built up a financial lead over both Bayern Munich and […]
Jordan Henderson tells Diego Costa to listen up. #Class pic.twitter.com/sOqEKQWT6u — Matt Callister (@MattyCal1985) January 21, 2015 Two-legged ties can often throw up individual battles and so it has proved from the first leg between Liverpool and Chelsea in the Capital One Cup semi-final. According to pretty much every back page paper in England on […]
It looks like TMZ have got Hope Solo kicked off the US women’s national team. The American gossip website broke news earlier this week that Solo, who recently got off a charge of assault against her own family members, had once again had a confrontation with police when her husband was pulled over for drink-driving. […]
Sixteen year old wonderkid Martin Odegaard has officialy found a new club. The Stromsgodset youngster, who has been trailed by every top club in Europe, eventually elected to sign for Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid. On their official website, Real Madrid confirmed the signing and reported that Odegaard will be introduced to the press at 13:30 […]
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has scored 3 goals in his first 12 Barcelona games since returning from his 4 month ban. It’s fair to say, Suarez has not looked as sharp as the Liverpool star of last season. Tonight, he played 90 minutes in the 1-0 Copa del Rey win over Atletico Madrid but really […]
Liverpool and Chelsea brought the Capital One Cup to life last night in a thrilling 1-1 draw in the first leg of the semi final. As per usual, Chelsea striker Diego Costa was involved in some heated arguments on the pitch. Tonight’s it’s been revealed by a number of newspapers, including the Guardian and the Telegraph, […]
Former Chelsea and Newcastle striker Demba Ba joined Besiktas for €6m this summer. The 29 year old Senegalese striker netted in tonight’s 4-1 Turkish Cup 2nd round win over Adana Demirspor. It was a truly special goal as Demba Ba picked the ball up 30 yards from goal, got it out of his feet and […]
Inter Milan pulled off two impressive loan signings this January, signing Xherdan Shaqiri and Lukas Podolski from Bayern Munich and Arsenal respectively. The talented pair linked up for Xherdan Shaqiri’s first ever goal in Italian football tonight against 10 men Sampdoria. Ex Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski set up his new teammate in the Coppa Italia […]
Athletic Bilbao are willing to part with up to €25 million in order to sign Asier Illarramendi from Real Madrid, according to Spanish site Marca. Madrid weren’t planning on selling anyone but this offer is an extremely tempting one for a player who many feel has flopped at the Bernabeu. Illarramendi joined Madrid in 2013 […]
A rising star in Dutch football, Georginio Wijnaldum is one of the senior heads in an exciting PSV side that currently sit atop the Eredivisie. At the ripe old age of 24, Wijnaldum has added consistency to his game and the PSV captain has gathered a bit of attention due to the quality of his […]
The long saga surrounding the future of Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard looks like it has reached its conclusion as reports indicate that he will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. Bursting onto the scene at Stromsgodset earlier in the season, a 15-year-old was taking the Tippeligaen by storm and attracting Europe’s top clubs […]
This pik made me laugh A photo posted by Raheem Sterling x (@31sterling) on Jan 21, 2015 at 11:22am PST 24 hours after Liverpool drew 1-1 at Chelsea in the Capital ONe Cup semifinal 1st leg, the memes are still coming out for John Terry’s terrible tackle on Raheem Sterling. Sterling, who cancelled out Eden […]
An interesting study has produced rather embarrassing findings about how popular Manchester teams are in their own city. Sports Direct sell shirts to fans all over the globe and, as a result, have gathered a fair amount of data in determining the popularity of clubs in certain areas. London is a big seller for the […]
Juventus have had a plethora of amazing players in their prestigious history. So that make picking eleven of them an extremely hard task. However, the folk at Football Daily have risen to the challenge and picked what they consider to be the finest Juventus side possible. Decisions are tough from the very start. Who do […]
Marco Reus was on hand to provide new Borussia Dortmund signing Kevin Kampl with his first goal for the club in their friendly with Dutch club Utrecht today. Plenty of rumours surround the future of Reus, but the Germany international didn’t too preoccupied in this exhibition match. He ran at the defence and allowed Kampl […]
The points were shared when Mali met Cameroon in the African Cup of Nations yesterday but the outcome could have been different had Yacouba Sylla succeeded in his dastardly plan. The Mali international bit at the heels of opponent Aboubakar and followed up this aggressive challenge by squaring up to the Cameroonian forward. It would […]
Back Spurs to beat Sheffield United at 3/1 Bet on Spurs to beat Sheffield United at 3/1 Tottenham: Vorm, Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies; Townsend, Mason, Stambouli, Eriksen; Adebayor (c), Kane Subs: Friedel, Kaboul, Rose, Dembele, Lennon, Paulinho, Soldado Sheffield United: Howard, Harris, Basham, Flynn, Doyle, Murphy, Scougall, McNulty, McEveley, Campbell-Ryce, Reed. Subs: Turner, Alcock, Baxter, […]
The Louis van Gaal reign has had a mixed response from Manchester United fans in the opening months of his tenure at Old Trafford. While he claims to be enforcing his mysterious philosophy upon the players, the evidence on the pitch shows that United are playing a game as turgid as the one operated under […]
AC Milan will have their hands full this weekend when they travel to Rome to take on Lazio at the Olympic stadium. The home side were beaten by Napoli in their last match but were on a superb run of form before that loss. Felipe Anderson, the star of the current Lazio team, may be […]
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has said that no amount of money could convince him to take over as manager at Real Madrid. The Argentine coach also ruled Brazil out as a potential future employer. The former midfield enforcer has become arguably the world’s best coach at Atletico, bringing them to heights they would have […]
Valencia fans are currently being treated to a resurgence by the sleeping giant under the tutelage of new boss Nuno. The Spanish club have been holding their own in La Liga and are very much in the race for a Champions League place. Their home form has been a staple of their success this season […]
As the famous Hot Chocolate song goes, Teodoro’s love affair with Juventus ‘started with a kiss’. Kind of. When Zinedine Zidane planted his lips on the biggest prize in football after winning the World Cup, sparks flew. Although Teodoro was Brazilian and should have been hurting, he was in awe. Zidane had run the show […]
Those of you feeling slightly under-the-weather may be awaiting diagnosis and confirmation of FA Cup fever. The oldest cup competition in the world returns this weekend and the FA have made a video of what they consider to be the best ever goals from the fourth round. All five of these great goals were scored […]
It’s a few months away yet but Robbie Rogers is already extremely excited at the prospect of training with future LA Galaxy teammate Steven Gerrard. The Liverpool captain agreed to the move several weeks ago and has been met with tributes from all around the globe. The latest of which comes from Rogers who can’t […]
Perhaps Manuel Neuer would have scooped up the Ballon d’Or if this video had been released in the midst of his campaign for individual glory. A former Bayern Munich legend himself, Oliver Kahn sat down with Manchester United great Peter Schmeichel to discuss how football has changed. The main points that were touched upon is […]
Leeds bagged a hugely surprising 1-0 win over Bournemouth on Tuesday evening in the Championship. The only goal of the game came on 36 minutes as Luke Murphy cut in from the right and curled in a beauty into the top corner. Bournemouth remain top of The Championship and considering Leeds’ lowly status this was […]
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was hugely respectful of opponents Liverpool on Tuesday night. Liverpool and Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw on Tuesday evening thanks to Eden Hazard’s opener and Raheem Sterling’s equaliser. Mourinho urged the Chelsea fans not to sing about Steven Gerrard in the lead-up to the game. And, after the match paid […]
The lads at 442oons have produced another quality cartoon to sum up Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea last night. The Capital One Cup first leg semi-final is evenly poised after Eden Hazard’s early penalty was levelled up by a quality solo special from Raheem Sterling. There are some classic moments on the cartoon above, including […]
There was a crazy red card in League One on Tuesday night and former QPR player, now Notts County boss, Sean Derry went absolutely MAD! Kwame Thomas was already on a booking when he was withdrawn by Notts County manager Sean Derry in their match at Doncaster. And, whilst Thomas walked off slowly, he was […]
Liverpool and Chelsea played out a thrilling Capital One Cup Semi-final first leg. The game finished tied at 1-1 after a fantastic goal from young Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling cancelled out Eden Hazard’s opener from the spot. Aged 20, Sterling found himself in a rather bizarre position with 34 year old Chelsea captain John Terry. […]
The future of David De Gea is a pressing concern for many Manchester United fans with the Spaniard closing in on his second successive player of the year award at Old Trafford. De Gea has been in stunning form of late but is out of contract at the end of 2015/2016, cue links with Real […]
listen to ‘LEEDS UNITED POST MATCH INTERVIEW: Neil Redfearn vs Bournemouth’ on audioBoom A funny story was reported by Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn after the Whites claimed a 1-0 win over Bournemouth on Tuesday night in the Championship. It’s been another difficult week for Leeds after it was announced that Massimo Cellino had seen his appeal against disqualification […]
Last week Bebe joined Spanish club Cordoba on loan from Benfica and gave an interesting interview to Spanish newspaper Marca upon his arrival. Back in 2010, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson spent £7m on unknown Portuguese forward Tiago Bebe. Once homeless, the hapless Bebe became something of a joke to other Premier League teams fans, […]