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Newcastle seal Georginio Wijnaldum deal for £14.4 million

Georginio Wijnaldum has become the third most expensive signing in Newcastle's history after putting pen to paper on five-year deal. The 24-year-old Holland international midfielder completed his move from PSV Eindhoven on Saturday morning for a fee understood to be in the region of 20 million euros, around £14.4million. Wijnaldum said: "I'm delighted to be a Newcastle United player...
Via World Soccer Talk
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Newcastle sign Netherlands midfielder Wijnaldum from PSV

Georginio Wijnaldum has become the third most expensive signing in Newcastle's history after putting pen to paper on five-year deal. The 24-year-old Holland midfielder completed his move from PSV Eindhoven on Saturday morning for a fee understood to be in the region of 20 million euros, around $22.31m. Wijnaldum said: "I'm delighted to be a Newcastle United player. I felt the time...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

English football set for another inquest as under 21s tumble

An inquest into England's failure at a major football tournament is as much a tradition of the British sporting summer as strawberries and cream at Wimbledon and sipping champagne at a Lord's cricket test. A year ago, it was Roy Hodgson's senior team getting bashed by the critics for England's worst World Cup since 1958. Now, it's England's under-21 side that is set for a period...
Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The 1998 World Cup in France: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy

The 1998 World Cup in France: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Only six countries have won the World Cup whilst hosting the competition, with France being the most recent nation to do so back in 1998. Having beaten Morocco to host the competition in a straightforward two horse race after the Swiss had to pull out for not meeting FIFA’s...
Via Soccerlens
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 12 Transfer Targets to Watch at the Copa América 2015

Top 12 Transfer Targets to Watch at the Copa América 2015 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com The 2015 UEFA Champions League final was last weekend but the football season is not finished just yet. The Copa América is underway in South America which will feature some of the world’s greatest footballers, including Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and Neymar. Argentina are the favourites...
Via Soccerlens
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Manchester United set to swoop for Valencia defender Otamendi

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Manchester City are willing to listen to offers for Edin Dzeko this summer, although they will demand at least £24 for him. Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Atletico Madrid striker Mario...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Manchester United, QPR defender Ferdinand hangs up boots

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from football. The former West Ham, Leeds and Manchester United central defender spent last season at QPR, who were relegated from the Barclays Premier League. Ferdinand, 36, told BT Sport he had decided to bring an end to his career. The confirmation came after a season in which Ferdinandstruggled to hold down...
Via Fox Sports
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has spent $1.3 billion on 14 titles

During his twelve years as Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez has spent over $1.3 billion on transfers with the club winning 14 titles during that time. Perez’s tenure with Madrid has been divided between two terms (2000-06, 2009-15). During his first term as president he spent just over $500 million on transfers, with an additional $860 million during his current...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

“No way out” – Why Manchester United should never sign €80m midfielder

“No way out” – Why Manchester United should never sign €80m midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com One thing we have definitely learnt in the past few years that footballers who suffer from anterior cruciate ligament injury hardly return as the same player. That’s the consequence one has to pay for being a victim to this injury. ACL tear is a dangerous injury...
Via Soccerlens
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Defour’s Crazy Red Card

Steven Defour looked like he was on his way to becoming one of premier midfielders a few years back while at Standard Liege in Belgium. So much so that when he broke his leg, Sir Alex Ferguson sent him a get well letter. At Standard, he became a hero for the club and its captain during a golden period that saw them win the league twice in a row. He has since transferred to Porto...
Via Bloguin Best
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Premier League superstar is next on Real Madrid’s list?

Which Premier League superstar is next on Real Madrid’s list? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Real Madrid have a reputation for buying the best players from every team across Europe. With money hardly being an issue, the Spanish giants will do anything to make sure that their dominance both on and off the pitch remains intact. They have plundered the Premier League several...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool to sign at least Two Players in January Transfer Window?

EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool to sign at least Two Players in January Transfer Window? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Soccerlens Deputy Editor Saikat Mandal with Emile Heskey In an Exclusive interview at the Hotel Trident in Mumbai, Soccerlens Deputy Editor Saikat Mandal caught up with former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey. The 36-year-old Leicester City ambassador has been an honourable...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Things To Know About Liverpool/Manchester United Derby

This weekend, we at 32 Flags are celebrating one of the most competitive, historic and fiercest rivalries in soccer. We’re talking about the derby between Liverpool and Manchester United. We’ll cover both teams inside and out in preparation for the game on Sunday. In this article, here are 10 things to know when it comes to the Liverpool/Manchester United Derby.   1) This game...
Via Bloguin Best
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Manchester United-Liverpool Rivalry’ to Air on NBCSN at 11:30pm ET Monday

I honestly can’t remember the last time I watched a TV program where the hairs were standing up on the back of my neck, but it happened this weekend. The sensation happened while I was watching a screener copy of Manchester United-Liverpool Rivalry: Premier League Download, the new mini-documentary that’s scheduled to air Monday night at 11:30pm ET on NBCSN. Whether you’re...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hillstar wins Canadian International

TORONTO (AP) British-bred Hillstar won the $1 million Pattison Canadian International, beating Big Blue Kitten by three-quarters of a length Sunday at Woodbine. Hillstar, ridden by Ryan Moore and trained by Michael Stoute, ran 1 1/2 miles in 2:29.0 on the turf course. ''The horse felt very relaxed, very comfortable all the way around,'' said Moore, also the winner last year aboard...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Derby Week: 10 Things To Know About the Merseyside Derby

32 Flags is celebrating Derby Week. This week, we are going to cover both the Merseyside and North London Derbies. Stay tuned with 32 Flags as we’ll have articles throughout the week, culminating with us live tweeting both games on Saturday on our @32flags Twitter account. #1) Origins of the Merseyside Derby The Merseyside Derby started after Everton moved from Anfield to Goodison...
Via Bloguin Best
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Derby Week: 10 Things To Know About the Merseyside Derby

32 Flags is celebrating Derby Week. This week, we are going to cover both the Merseyside and North London Derbies. Stay tuned with 32 Flags as we’ll have articles throughout the week, culminating with us live tweeting both games on Saturday on our @32flags Twitter account. #1) Origins of the Merseyside Derby The Merseyside Derby started after Everton moved from Anfield to Goodison...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tactical Analysis Of Liverpool’s Aggressive Tackling And Pressing Mentality

We can chalk that up with something not associated with a squad that scored 101 goals last season, along with something else that’s stuck in the back of the mainstream football brain – defense. Before we get into how the Reds win the ball back, losing someone who is statistically connected to 43 goals had to be addressed. There were many finishes that Luis Suarez was involved...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Sweeper: 11 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Before we throttle into another action-packed weekend, let The Sweeper, a new World Soccer Talk feature, take you back through the week that was for some of the stories from around the web that you may have missed. 1. “Christmas in August.” The transfers are flying fast and furious as the September 1st deadline nears which means plenty of opportunities for players to awkwardly...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool Legend Reveals why he Signed for Manchester United

Despite his career petering out unceremoniously, there is no denying that Michael Owen was one of the best strikers in the world during his prime. Owen burst into the scene as a fresh faced teenager during the 1998 World Cup, ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Retro Liverpool Shirts

Top 5: Retro Liverpool Shirts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com When Liverpool dismantled Arsenal last season at Anfield, 5-0, many fans across the globe thought the time had finally come to claim their 19th league title, and draw back on level terms with Manchester United. The fluidity and menace posed by Brendan Rodgers’ side was unlike anything the league has seen before...
Via Soccerlens
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Interview With Portland Timbers Captain Will Johnson

Last week, I was fortunate enough to be able to interview Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson about the burgeoning new sport “footgolf”, his involvement with regional sports drink maker Golazo, the Canadian national team, growing up in Liverpool, and what it’s like to be a captain of a soccer team. Here follows an edited version of that interview. First off, how did you get...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Michael Owen right to doubt Arsenal? Will Manchester United muscle them out of the Top 4?

Is Michael Owen right to doubt Arsenal? Will Manchester United muscle them out of the Top 4? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com There are no two ways about it; next season promises to be an ever bigger season in the Premier League than 2013/14 proved to be. The last campaign saw Arsenal finish 4th for the sixth time in 9 seasons, this run coming after their glorious years of...
Via Soccerlens
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool legend: Sanchez signing will not help Arsenal finish in top four next season

Liverpool legend: Sanchez signing will not help Arsenal finish in top four next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool legend Michael Owen believes Arsenal will not finish in top four next season, despite signing Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean international completed his switch to the Emirates after leaving Barcelona earlier in the ongoing transfer window. The former...
Via Soccerlens
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sky Sports Will Launch New European Football Channel To Escalate Competition With BT Sport

Sky Sports has ventured out to bring football fans a channel dedicated to broadcasting European football. The channel will provide viewers with up to 600 European football matches per season. Sky will open a new channel ready for the new season and is set to be their 7th Sky Sports channel. Joining Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4, News, F1 will be the new Sky Sports 5. The channel will show...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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