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Alex Song is a dedicated follower of fashion. The Cameroonian prides himself on his unique wardrobe, and he carries that effervescence onto the pitch. The Barcelona loanee has started pulling up his shorts since he’s been at West Ham, a style he possibly copied from his former Barca teammate Alexis Sanchez. Today against Man City, […]
Mario Balotelli has flopped badly in his opening two months since joining Liverpool for £16m. The Italian striker was subbed off at half time against Real Madrid after swapping shirts with Pepe. PaddyPower earlier this week refunded all bets on Mario Balotelli top goalscorer and today they were at Anfield with another Mario Balotelli stunt. […]
Trews presenter Russell Brand is a guest on BT Sport today for the match coverage of West Ham v Manchester City, and the comedian’s been cracking up the studio with his larks and gags. First of all he took the piss out of Steve McMananman for forgetting his match predictions, then he made fun of […]
FC Barcelona are arriving in Madrid right about now, having taken the short flight from the Catalan capital this morning. Meanwhile, the club has announced the squad list for tonight’s Clasico, and it’s largely as expected, with one major change: Sandro stays at home for the returning Luis Suarez. Bravo, Ter Stegen, Alves, Bartra, Jordi […]
An unseemly feud has broken out between Harry Redknapp and Adel Taarabt at QPR, which pretty much reflects the disastrous start to the season they’re having. The Moroccan Magician has been ostracized from the QPR squad for being – in ‘Arry’s words – ’3 stone overweight’ – which provoked a backlash from the player himself, […]
FC Barcelona boarded their flight this morning, destination Madrid for tonight’s Clasico against Real. Neymar Junior took the obligatory Selfie on board, with the ever-immaculately turned out Dani Alves and…who’s that angelic looking boy sipping mate in the background? Luis Suarez?! Wow, that Anger Management course is working wonders, looks like butter wouldn’t melt in […]
Today is the Day. Not just of El Clasico, but of Luis Suarez’s Barcelona debut: his worldwide ban from football came to an end yesterday, and he is finally eligible to play for his new club. And play he will, as confirmed by manager Luis Enrique at his press conference. Enrique said: ‘Suarez will definitely […]
Chelsea’s 23 year old Oscar has written an autobiography (I know right), and yesterday had a book signing at the Cobham training ground. Among all of the young fans, there was a conspicuously familiar looking man, who queued up to get an autograph from his favourite author. Oscar’s Chelsea teammate Branislav Ivanovic got a Selfie […]
Marca are renowned for their creative and colourful designs, which really comes to the fore on special occasions. To celebrate the hosting of El Clasico in Madrid today, the paper’s devoted it’s front and back page to the game, with a ‘Colossal’ piece of artwork. They’ve depicted the game’s two titans Leo Messi and Cristiano […]
You know you have star power when you commit a bad foul only to have your hand shaken by your victim. Ronaldinho’s Queretaro picked up another three points in Mexico on Friday night when they beat Club America 3-2 on home soil.  Ronaldinho failed to find the target, with Camilo the hero for the hosts on the […]
The headline story in Germany’s Bild on Saturday centre on the love life of arguably the best goalkeeper on the planet, Manuel Neuer. Neuer, the Bayern and Germany World Cup winning goalie, is the feature story this weekend after his relationship with beauty Kathrin Gilch has reportedly ended. Following Mesut Ozil’s split from Mandy Capristo, Bild […]
In a sign of the times of just how globalised world football is these days, the main football story on many of the back pages on the English press on Saturday centres on former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. Suarez has been banned from football since biting Giorgio Chellini at the World Cup, however in the […]
Don’t tell Neymar what he can and can’t do. Literally 24 hours after Brazil boss Dunga has issued a warning to his players not to take any stance on the upcoming Presidential election this Sunday, the Barcelona craque uploaded a video doing exactly that, with an eloquent message to his fans to get out and vote. […]
Even by the standards of the Wacky World of Mario Balotelli, it was a pretty tumultuous week. First there was the disappointment of being subbed off at half-time against Real Madrid for not working hard enough, then the whole Shirt-Swappinggate, followed by  a possible police investigation into alleged threats made to a woman who he […]
Manchester United have identified the man to shore up their defensive problems, and are plotting a January bid for Ezequiel Garay, the Mirror claim. The tabloid say Louis van Gaal sent scouts to watch the Argentine centre half in action for Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League this midweek, and was convinced enough that a […]
Manchester City travel to Upton Park tomorrow for the High Noon Premier League clash, fresh from their disappointing midweek draw in Moscow. In his pre-match press conference, Pellegrini didn’t want to be drawn into controversy or politics, but said he was disappointed City fans weren’t allowed into the CSKA arena, while some Muscovites were. Pellegrini […]
Erik Lamela’s Rabona Worldy in the Europa League last night was clearly the talk of the Tottenham training ground today. During the Ball in a Bag Challenge, which is a Crossbar Challenge spin-off, Jan Vertonghen showed the Lamela Effect, by trying a Rabona shot. And how close was he! It looked like it was going […]
Real Madrid have been so impressed with Chicharito’s loan speel thus far that they’ve been convinced to make it a permanent deal, The Express claim. The Little Pea has scored 3 goals in 4 La Liga games so far and has performed solidly overall, and Madrid are now ready to make a deal with parent club […]
Thibaut Courtois and Cesc Fabregas were the guests on Chelsea TV’s Friday night show tonight, and they told a few good dressing room stories. Kurt Zouma beamed in with a question: ‘Who is the funniest player?’, to which both of them initially replied that it was Zouma himself, because his middle name is Happy. But […]
As if there wasn’t enough spice already in the Clascio recipe, there’s an extra bit of ‘pimiento’ to add to the mix, considering Luis Enrique’s beef with Zinedine Zidane. The pair clashed in a 2003 Bernabeu Clasico, which finished with Zidane playing a game of ‘Got Your Nose!’ with the Barcelona captain. It looked like […]
There was time for a bit of fun at Spurs’ training session today, after beating Asteras Tripolis 5-1 in the Europa League last night. Harry Kane, Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela, Andros Townsend & Jan Vertonghen all took part in the Ball in the Bag Challenge, which is essentially a spin-off of the Crossbar Challenge. The […]
It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Hull weren’t the main topic of conversation at Brendan Rodgers’ pre-Hull press conference today. The Liverpool boss was predictably quizzed on Mario Balotelli right from the off, with Friday’s backpages claiming the Italian has 2 months to save his Liverpool career. Wednesday night felt like a turning […]
Jason McAteer was one of Roy Keane’s many foes back in his playing days, and the former Irish international teammates clashed following the publication of Keane’s first book. That scene was shown on a BeIN Sports program, which McAteer described as ‘premeditated’, in reference to Keane’s denial that his Haaland challenge was. McAteer then read […]
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has spoken about his friend Jose Mourinho. While the Chelsea boss is also a domestic rival, van Gaal says that having a friend as good as Mourinho is a rare thing in football with the two of them being on good terms for the best part of two decades. […]
In case you missed it, earlier on The Guardian posted an exclusive interview with Luis Suarez and here’s the video that accompanied it. Although Suarez was compliant at first, he’s trying to promote his autobiography due out in November, the striker became tetchy after questions about the biting and racism scandals that have blighted his […]
James Rodriguez was exhibiting some serious skills in Real Madrid training ahead of the Clasico this weekend. The attacking midfielder will look to torment the Barcelona defence but probably won’t have the time or space to pull off these magnificent tricks. You can see the Colombian’s fantastic technical ability in the video above.
Roy Keane and Jason McAteer were not close friends. In fact, McAteer’s name was on the lengthy list of on-pitch enemies that Keane made during his ferocious career. On beIN Sports, McAteer recalled an occasion, from when he was playing for Sunderland, when he was on the receiving end of an elbow from Keane. Earlier […]
Ashley Cole continues to be linked with a move away from AS Roma after a poor start to his career in Italy. The low point for the English left-back came mid-week when he was torn to shreds by Arjen Robben. Cole was taken off at half-time, at which point they had already conceded five times. […]
Bayern Munich are not the only formidable team in the Bundesliga this season – there are three other sides who unbeaten after eight games. This is the first time that has ever happened. 1899 Hoffenheim, Borussia Mönchengladbach and 1. FSV Mainz 05 make up the rest of the quartet that are yet to taste defeat […]
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has praised Luis Enrique’s Barcelona side ahead of the first Clasico of the season this weekend. The Italian manager said that Barcelona had become ‘more direct in attack and solid in defence’ before talking a bit about Luis Suarez. Suarez is expected to make his debut this weekend after serving […]
Vincent Kompany isn’t the obvious choice to model onesies but Manchester City called upon their captain when they shot photos to promote their winter goods. The big Belgian wasn’t alone in his one piece sleepwear as fellow hard tackler Fernando donned what die-hard Man City fans might choose to lie in around the house. With […]
Those topical jokers at TalkSPORTS have seized the moment and taken advantage of the commotion caused by Mario Balotelli’s half-time shirt swap shirt with Pepe when Liverpool took on Real Madrid on Wednesday night. They sent someone out to the street with a Balotelli shirt and tried to get it swapped for something better. Or, […]
Luis Suarez has revealed in an exclusive interview with The Guardian that he sought help to cure his ‘impulse’ to bite people after receiving a lengthy ban for chomping on Giorgio Chiellini in the summer. The Uruguayan forward nibbled on the Italy defender’s shoulder and FIFA reacted by suspending him for four months, taking into […]
It feels inevitable that when Real Madrid host Barcelona this weekend that either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi will get their names on the score-sheet. In fact, it’s not unlikely that both will find the back of the net. The two most prolific goalscorers of their generation consistently deliver in what is billed as the […]
In what is massive news ahead of the clash at Old Trafford this weekend, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said that there is a chance Diego Costa will play against Manchester United. The Brazilian-born Spain international has been nursing a hamstring injury for months and it was thought just a few days ago that he […]
The clever folk at Arsenal have capitalized on words that their full-back’s name rhymes with by creating the game Kieran Fibbs. It involves a certain defender quizzing Laurent Koscielny in a revamped version of True or False and it actually proves to be better than the name suggests. For example, did you know that David […]
After an embarrassing thrashing at Southampton, Sunderland are hoping to bounce back this weekend when they host Arsenal. Black Cats midfielder Lee Cattermole has said that he’s been pleased with how they’ve performed at the Stadium of Light and looks forward to welcoming old boy Danny Welbeck back. Welbeck enjoyed a successful season-long loan spell […]
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said at his press conference today that he respects Louis van Gaal and considers him a friend in football, but didn’t want to praise his rival coach too much. Mourinho will face Man United manager van Gaal on Sunday at Old Trafford and it was clear that he has a lot […]
We’ve seen it so many times. A defender trying to protect his goal is rendered helpless when the ball hits off him at speed and cruelly embarks toward the back of the net. It almost happened to Cruzeiro defender Egidio in their recent 1-1 draw against Palmeiras. A Palmeiras striker hits the post and Egidio, […]
Arsene Wenger said that though Theo Walcott looks back to full fitness, he’s just not quite ready yet for the physical demands of 90 minutes of Premier League action, so won’t feature against Sunderland. Wenger says Theo is ‘not far off’, but needs time to prepare ‘for getting kicked again’, which Mathieu Flamini is apparently […]