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“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
5 days ago  |  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...
Via Soccerlens
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...
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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

Real Madrid Loses Maria to Manchester United

Angel Di Maria signed with Real Madrid in 2010 and will now be headed to Manchester United. (via BleacherReport) The speculation of Angel Di Maria leaving the white club became more and more of a done deal after the World Cup and with the signing of Columbian sensation James Rodriguez. Di Maria helped Real Madrid achieve “la decima” and the King’s Cup last season. Di Maria...
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August 31, 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
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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

Make The Most Of This World Cup, There May Never Be Another Quite Like It

Just nine years old, I was jumping for joy around my living room when Zinedine Zidane inspired France to World Cup glory in 1998. Does my family have any Gallic roots? Nope. Did I harbor an early disdain for Brazil? Not at all. I was just really, really happy that France had won. The World Cup is a tournament that conjures up lots of little moments like the one aforementioned, and inevitably...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH Great World Cup Goals Animation Featuring Brazil, Argentina, England, Italy And Others

Several of the greatest goals scored in world soccer are captured in a beautifully designed video from animator Richard Swarbrick (@RikkiLeaks). Some of the greatest World Cup goals featured in the video include: • Roberto Baggio, • Diego Maradona, • Jurgen Klinsmann, • Michael Owen, • Dennis Bergkamp, and • Carlos Alberto. Not only are the goals animated, but they...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 6 – 17-year-old Pele Fires Brazil To Glory

No.6: A 17-year-old Pele Fires Brazil To Glory (Sweden, 1958) Making an impression as a young player is never easy. So it’s understandable that when we explore the history of the World Cup—the highest profile, most important soccer competition there is—that there is a scarcity of occasions in which a young player has inspired his team to victory. Of course, there have been...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 14 – Michael Owen Bursts Onto The World Stage

No.14: Michael Owen Bursts Onto The World Stage (France, 1998) When it comes to World Cup memories, positive ones have been pretty scarce for England in recent years. Prosperous and promising qualifying campaigns have only paved the way for major tournament disappointment since Bobby Robson’s Three Lions side reached the semi-final of the 1990 World Cup. Penalties, injuries,...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Live Blog (2014 Champions League Final)

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Live Blog (2014 Champions League Final) - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Welcome to the Soccerlens Live Blog: 2014 Champions League Final edition, hosted by Tom Gatehouse. Click here for the full preview of Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Our coverage will start on Saturday 5pm, sharp, so as we scrabble together as much pre-match material as we...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH Behind the Scenes Footage of England’s Official World Cup Song

Earlier this month, singer Gary Barlow joined several England stars for the recording of the official England World Cup song. While we haven’t heard the song yet, The FA released behind-the-scenes footage today featuring interviews with several of the players and musicians involved. Former England captain Gary Lineker formed a 20-strong all star band to record the England World...
Via World Soccer Talk
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Premier League strikers of all time

Top 10 Premier League strikers of all time - originally posted on Soccerlens.com When stripped to its foundations, getting goals is the aim of the beautiful game, and strikers are generally charged with providing the goods. The Premier League has been graced with a plethora of some of the world’s greatest forwards since its inception, with English punters perennially debating which...
Via Soccerlens
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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