Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Nothing to be excited about

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:06 AM
Sport – The Standard
Nothing to be excited about

There is nothing to get excited about when the Zimbabwe football family goes to the polls this year to renew its entire leadership from the Area Zones up to the […]

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tendai Ndoro in trouble

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:02 AM
Sport – The Standard
Tendai Ndoro in trouble

Ajax Cape Town striker Tendai Ndoro will tomorrow travel to Johannesburg to meet with the PSL amid controversy surrounding his registration with the Cape Town club.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Nick Bidwell’s Notes from Germany: Goretzka’s summer switch to Bayern confirmed

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 2:31 AM
News – World Soccer
Nick Bidwell’s Notes from Germany: Goretzka’s summer switch to Bayern confirmed

Schalke's midfield golden boy will join the champions on a free transfer

Leon Goretzka of Schalke celebrates after the Bundesliga match with Borussia Dortmund. (Photo: Lukas Schulze/Bundesliga/DFL via Getty Images)Schalke's midfield golden boy will join the champions on a free transfer

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Cavani, the Matador of Paris

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:00 AM
English // marca
Cavani, the Matador of Paris
Cavani, the Matador of Paris

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Jose Mourinho extends contract at United until at least 2020

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 2:30 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
Jose Mourinho extends contract at United until at least 2020
Jose Mourinho extends contract at United until at least 2020

Jose Mourinho believes he is laying the foundations for a sustained period of success at Manchester United, and he now plans to stay even longer. The manager, who succeeded Louis van Gaal in 2016 on a three-year deal, signed a new contract on Thursday through 2020. “I am delighted they feel and trust that I […]

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal pushing for Aubameyang, Manchester United target next signing, Chelsea to seal double deal

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:08 AM
The Independent - Football
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal pushing for Aubameyang, Manchester United target next signing, Chelsea to seal double deal
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal pushing for Aubameyang, Manchester United target next signing, Chelsea to seal double deal
Latest transfer news plus gossip and rumours from the January window

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Brian Glanville: Jimmy Armfield, a cut above his contemporaries

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:14 AM
News – World Soccer
Brian Glanville: Jimmy Armfield, a cut above his contemporaries

Brian Glanville remembers the former England captain as thoughtful, intelligent and humorous

Brian Glanville remembers the former England captain as thoughtful, intelligent and humorous

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Demands placed on players is just ‘too much’, warns Cork boss Meyler

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:42 AM
Sport: : BreakingNews.ie
Demands placed on players is just ‘too much’, warns Cork boss Meyler
Demands placed on players is just ‘too much’, warns Cork boss Meyler
The overload on inter-county hurlers is a growing concern for managers John Meyler and Derek McGrath.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Chibharo soul-searching in Serbia

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:45 AM
Sport – The Standard
Chibharo soul-searching in Serbia

The modest Užice City Stadium, home of Serbian second tier outfit FK Sloboda Užice might seem a world apart from the £200 million Etihad Campus — the finest training facility […]

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Ronan O’Gara‏ reveals slice of life in Christchurch with cheeky tweet

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:39 AM
Sport: : BreakingNews.ie
Ronan O’Gara‏ reveals slice of life in Christchurch with cheeky tweet
Ronan O’Gara‏ reveals slice of life in Christchurch with cheeky tweet
Former Ireland rugby star Ronan O’Gara has just experienced one of the more unsettling aspects of life in his new home in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United delay on Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal to get Mkhitaryan, Liverpool & Chelsea latest

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:55 AM
The Independent - Football
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United delay on Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal to get Mkhitaryan, Liverpool & Chelsea latest
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United delay on Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal to get Mkhitaryan, Liverpool & Chelsea latest
Latest transfer news, gossip and rumours from the January window

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Everton set to continue their spending spree with signing of Bayern Munich defender

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:06 AM
Dream Team FC
Everton set to continue their spending spree with signing of Bayern Munich defender

Last summer Everton splashed the cash.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, Sandro Ramirez, Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Davy Klaassen were all signed for notable transfer fees as excitement and expectation reached a peak among fans.

However, the Toffees underwhelmed in the first third of the season with Ronald Koeman paying the ultimate price.

Remember him?PA:Press Association

With Sam Allardyce now at helm, the club are spending big once again as they hope to build a squad capable of competing for a European spot next season.

Having already spent £45million on Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott, Everton are now targeting Bayern Munich defender Juan Bernat.

From Munich to MerseysideGetty - Contributor

33-year-old Leighton Baines is not far off becoming an indie frontman full-time and Big Sam wants a new first-choice left-back.

Cuco Martina has looked vulnerable at times in that position this season.

Bernat has only played two Bundesliga games this season and has been a squad player at Bayern since signing from Valencia in 2014.

The 24-year-old has seven Spain caps to his name but hasn’t played for his country since 2015.

Goodison Park may be the perfect platform for him to relaunch his career.

Who hasn’t dreamed of being team-mates with this man? No? Just us then…Getty - Contributor

Also capable of playing in midfield, Bernat was highly-rated a few seasons ago, featuring in several ‘top youngsters to watch out for’ listicles.

Three and half seasons in Munich would have instilled in him an elite mentality which he may be able to transmit to an Everton squad somewhat struggling for identity.

There are no estimates yet regarding the transfer fee but the Liverpool Echo are reporting Allardyce is keen on a move this month.

You’d take that, would’t you Everton fans?

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

After years of big spending, Chinese football goes quiet

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:31 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
After years of big spending, Chinese football goes quiet
After years of big spending, Chinese football goes quiet

SEOUL, South Korea— In the 2017 winter transfer window, the Chinese Super League outspent the English Premier League by $422 million compared to $315 million. A year on, England or Spain is set for the top spot and Chinese soccer officials are perfectly happy. Alarmed by the amount of money heading into the pockets of […]

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: A tale of two talents

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:04 AM
News – World Soccer
Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: A tale of two talents

Gabriel Jesus has thrived at Manchester City but Marlos Moreno is back in South America

Jose Gomez Campana and Sergio Postigo of Levante competes for the ball with Marlos Moreno of Girona during the Copa del Rey match at Ciudad de Valencia Stadium. (Photo: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)Gabriel Jesus has thrived at Manchester City but Marlos Moreno is back in South America

Monday, January 15, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Struggling Stoke appoint Lambert

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:42 AM
Soccerway.com
BREAKING NEWS: Struggling Stoke appoint Lambert
Paul Lambert has been tasked with steering Stoke City away from the relegation zone, replacing Mark Hughes as manager.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Manchester United 'considerable favourites' to sign Alexis Sanchez after being dropped by Arsenal ahead of move

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:46 AM
The Independent - Football
Manchester United 'considerable favourites' to sign Alexis Sanchez after being dropped by Arsenal ahead of move
Manchester United 'considerable favourites' to sign Alexis Sanchez after being dropped by Arsenal ahead of move
United are willing to pay Sanchez as much as £400,000-a-week, but Manchester City are holding out on the hope that he will join Pep Guardiola's side in the summer

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Donovan coming out of retirement again to play in Mexico

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:24 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
Donovan coming out of retirement again to play in Mexico
Donovan coming out of retirement again to play in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Captain American is heading south for his latest comeback. Landon Donovan, widely considered the most accomplished player in American soccer history, is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico. The Liga MX team announced Donovan’s return to soccer on Twitter […]

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Messi nets 2 as Barca beats Celta 5-0 to reach Copa quarters

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:12 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
Messi nets 2 as Barca beats Celta 5-0 to reach Copa quarters
Messi nets 2 as Barca beats Celta 5-0 to reach Copa quarters

BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi scored twice in the space of three minutes to help Barcelona to a 5-0 win over Celta Vigo on Thursday as the holders advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. Messi, who also created Barcelona’s third goal for Jordi Alba, set his team on its way to a […]

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sami Khedira rules out MLS; hopes Emre Can joins Juventus

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 10:00 AM


Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira says he is not considering a move to Major League Soccer since he feels he still has plenty to give in one of Europe's top leagues, while he has advised his club to make their move for Emre Can.

Khedira, 30, still has a contract with the Serie A club through to 2019 and he has told Sky Sport Italia that he does not expect that to be his last contract in Europe, as he insists that a move to MLS would not make sense.

"Now I'm 30 and what I can say is that the age is just a number, so you have to take care of your body and you have to know what you want. I can tell you that I'm still hungry and I want to win everything," the Germany international said.

"In this case, I want to play many, many years more in Europe -- in one of the top leagues in Europe. Now I am in Italy and this is, for me, one of the best leagues in the world -- one of the top four -- so I don't know why people speak about MLS.

"I played 46 games I think last year -- more than before in my whole career. This year the same. Physically I'm in the best shape of my life so why should I go to MLS and lose this big opportunity to play many years in Europe? So I never said [that I wanted] this and I can tell you and promise you that there is no possibility I am going in January or even in the summer to MLS. I want to stay in Europe."

Coutinho texted former Liverpool boss Rodgers ahead of Barcelona move

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 6:00 AM


Brendan Rodgers has revealed Philippe Coutinho sent him a text message shortly before he completed his £142 million move to Barcelona as the Celtic manager backed the Brazilian to be a success at the Camp Nou.

Rodgers was the Liverpool manager who brought Coutinho to the Premier League from Inter Milan back in January 2013 as part of an £8.5m deal.

The Northern Irishman believes Coutinho, 25, is perfect for his new club after five impressive years on Merseyside.

"He sent me a nice text the other day when he was arriving in Barcelona," Rodgers said. "He is a great young guy, he was never a moment's problem for me. He was a magical player to work with.

"It's brilliant for both really. He is a Barcelona player if ever there was one. At the time when I brought him he wasn't in the team at Inter Milan. He was a young player and they needed to sell one or two players to get some money into Inter Milan at the time. So he wasn't playing.

"I think people questioned when I brought him in whether he was big enough and tall enough. Was he maybe not as physical as the Premier League could be?

"But I'd seen him as a young player, saw him at Inter Milan at 18 around top players and I always felt he had the technical quality. And of course he was always going to get better physically.

Lewandowski & Hummels to miss Bayer Leverkusen clash

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:17 AM
Soccerway.com
Lewandowski & Hummels to miss Bayer Leverkusen clash
Jupp Heynckes has ruled Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels out of Bayern Munich's trip to Bayer Leverkusen, but Joshua Kimmich does travel.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

FA aware of alleged tweets by Everton's Mason Holgate - source

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 2:48 PM


The Football Association is aware of allegedly anti-gay tweets from the account of Everton defender Mason Holgate, but has no timescale on potential investigation into the matter, a source has told ESPN FC.

Tweets from Holgate's Twitter account, since deleted, containing offensive language dating back to 2012 and 2013 have been brought to the attention of the FA's disciplinary unit.

But with English football's governing body in the process of collecting evidence relating to the allegation concerning Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino towards Holgate during last Friday's FA Cup third round tie, that case will be prioritised by the FA over Holgate's alleged tweets.

Referee Bobby Madley has submitted a report to the FA mentioning the first-half incident and spoke to the fourth official moments after the incident before continuing with the game.

The FA will seek television footage and the assistance of both clubs during its investigation, but sources have told ESPN FC that the process will not be rushed and is likely to be prolonged due to the nature of the allegations.

Following allegations made by Manchester United's Patrice Evra against Liverpool's Luis Suarez in October 2011, a month passed before Suarez was charged with using "abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour contrary to FA rules," including "a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Patrice Evra."

A further month passed before Suarez was issued with an eight-match ban and £40,000 after the charge was upheld by an independent commission.

The FA retains the power to take action against Holgate over his social media activity, despite the length of time since they were allegedly posted.

Andre Gray, then of Burnley, was banned for four games in 2016 as a result of anti-gay tweets posted four years earlier during his time with non-league club Hinckley United.

Brian Glanville: Brian Glanville: Poor crowds and absent players did the FA Cup a disservice

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:27 AM
News – World Soccer
Brian Glanville: Brian Glanville: Poor crowds and absent players did the FA Cup a disservice

Last weekend's third round matches were a predictable anticlimax

Mohamed Elneny (C) and David Ospina (L) of Arsenal gesture with two fingers watched by referee Jonathan Moss during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at City Ground on January 7, 2018 in Nottingham, England. (Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)Last weekend's third round matches were a predictable anticlimax

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tips for enjoyable and profitable soccer betting

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 6:48 AM


The soccer is really very famous and preferable game. You can find its fans and appreciators all around the world. This is a part of people’s hobby, passion and preferences.

Well, the matter of fact is that this is not just a sport, but it is far more interesting and deeper than this. It is also a part of the business and thus it also gives profits to the fans. And the betting is one of the most appreciative and advantageous part of this sports. The betting makes this sport even more interesting and challenging.

Usually, the players face the challenges and higher level engrossment or enjoyment of the sport and the audience avails this just like entertainment sport.

There is no actual challenge for the fans of audience but the sports betting makes this game even more challenging for the audience.

The fans bet on the different conditions or players of the soccer and then they avail the same excitement, challenge, and vigor just like the actual playing players do.

There are so many people who avail the benefit of soccer betting but this could be highly beneficial as well as it can lead you to bigger losses so if you want to avail its benefits and winnings then you would need to understand its actual betting strategy of this sport.

Most importantly, don’t be so sure about your victory. Decide the affordable and reasonable bet budget. Make sure that the victory or loss of the budget should not effect on any aspect of your life. The betting is just for fun and you can avail its benefits as well so take it as a fun thing.

But, of course, it is played with real money so make sure that you bet reasonably. Bet on the thing after analyzing its winning chances.Top soccer picks can help you take the best decisions about football matches. This is important for you to understand that the consequences of your betting entirely depend on your decision. And the subscription of the online soccer tips will help you gain more knowledge about the betting.

Iwobi facing Arsenal fine after partying claims

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:24 AM
Soccerway.com
Iwobi facing Arsenal fine after partying claims
Arsene Wenger has pledged to fine Alex Iwobi if reports the midfielder was out partying before the Nottingham Forest loss prove accurate.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Philippe Coutinho unveiling LIVE: Barcelona unveil new signing after agreeing £142m deal with Liverpool

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:12 AM
The Independent - Football
Philippe Coutinho unveiling LIVE: Barcelona unveil new signing after agreeing £142m deal with Liverpool
Philippe Coutinho unveiling LIVE: Barcelona unveil new signing after agreeing £142m deal with Liverpool
Follow the latest from Coutinho's first press conference as a Barcelona player

Sunday, January 7, 2018

San Beda slips to 4th after fielding ineligible player

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:17 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
San Beda slips to 4th after fielding ineligible player

San Beda lost the top seeding and slid to fourth after its midfielder Dane Peñaflor was deemed ineligible in the NCAA Season 93 men’s football tournament. Arellano’s Peter Cayco, the NCAA football organizing committee chair, shared that San Beda admitted its mistake which led to the voluntary forfeiture of two of the three games Peñaflor […]

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Paddy Agnew’s Notes from Italy: Serie A breaks with tradition by staging holiday matches

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:16 AM
News – World Soccer
Paddy Agnew’s Notes from Italy: Serie A breaks with tradition by staging holiday matches

Napoli and Juventus pull away from the rest during packed Christmas programme

Mario Mandzukic of Juventus scores his goal during the TIM Cup match between Juventus and Torino FC at Allianz Stadium. (Photo: Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)Napoli and Juventus pull away from the rest during packed Christmas programme

Friday, January 5, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho awaits Barcelona offer, Manchester United want Spurs star

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:26 AM
The Independent - Football
Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho awaits Barcelona offer, Manchester United want Spurs star
Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho awaits Barcelona offer, Manchester United want Spurs star
All the latest transfer news live plus gossip, rumours and done deals

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: Latorre highlights the dangers of romanticising fans

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:21 AM
News – World Soccer
Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: Latorre highlights the dangers of romanticising fans

South American fan culture has its own set of problems

Former Argentine footballer Diego Latorre. (Photo: NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images)South American fan culture has its own set of problems

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mourinho: Some managers have good friends in the right chairs

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:06 AM
Soccerway.com
Mourinho: Some managers have good friends in the right chairs
Jose Mourinho believes his perceived unpopularity with the footballing authorities is contributing to a tough Manchester United schedule.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Brian Glanville: Bravo to USA for tackling FIFA’s global corruption

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:51 AM
News – World Soccer
Brian Glanville: Bravo to USA for tackling FIFA’s global corruption

American courts have succeeded where Europeans were too scared to act

FifaAmerican courts have succeeded where Europeans were too scared to act

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