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SOCCER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Several Premier League Clubs Interested in Signing Wesley Sneijder

Southampton are not in the running to sign Wesley Sneijder, but Press Association Sport understands there is interest from a number of other Premier League clubs. Reports have emerged that St Mary’s could be his next stop after a career which has taken the Dutch playmaker to Ajax, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Galatasaray. It has been suggested that Saints manager Ronald Koeman...
Via World Soccer Talk
7 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel explains why England fail to do well in major tournaments

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel explains why England fail to do well in major tournaments - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel believes the Premier League needs to have a break during the mid-season in order to help England achieve success. The Three Lions managed to win the World Cup only once in 1966 and are yet to lift the...
Via Soccerlens
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool transfer rumors: Ochoa, Balotelli, Sterling

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. -Guillermo Ochoa has agreed a three million-pound deal to join Liverpool, according to various reports in the British media. The Mexican shot-stopper is currently at Malaga...
Via The Sports Bank
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Man United news and notes: Blind, De Gea, Mata, Van Gaal

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with Midfielder Daley Blind and the latest timetable on his return. -Daley Blind could return from injury for Manchester United before the New Year, and could possibly play versus Newcastle on Boxing Day, according to The Telegraph. -Interesting...
Via The Sports Bank
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas runs over referee (Video)

In Capital One Cup quarterfinal action Tuesday, Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas ran over referee Jonathan Moss during the first half of their 3-1 victory over Derby County.In the 38th minute, Fabregas was following the play in the middle of the field as Moss had his back to him. Fabregas slammed into Moss back and knocked him to the ground while continuing to play on as if nothing...
Via Holdout Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

David de Gea very likely staying at Man United

Here are the latest David de Gea news stories and transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. His contract situation is the top story in every A Block of Manchester United news everywhere. He hasn’t just been man of the match for the Red Devils this year, he’s been the Man of the season. He’s been the MVP of MVPs, saving Manchester...
Via The Sports Bank
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Juan Mata outperforming Eden Hazard since moving from Chelsea to Manchester United

Juan Mata outperforming Eden Hazard since moving from Chelsea to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Here are some stats that may have you questioning why Chelsea decided to sell Juan Mata. It may come as a surprise but Mata’s productivity since joining Manchester United has actually exceeded Chelsea golden boy Eden Hazard in the same spell. Opta powered fantasy...
Via Soccerlens
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcel Desailly: Avram Grant should be sacked if he fails to win AFCON

Marcel Desailly Ex-France captain Marcel Desailly says new Ghana coach Avram Grant should be relieved of his post if he fails to win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.Grant was appointed six weeks to the start of the tournament and the Ghana FA said it was unrealistic to task the former Chelsea manager to win the Nations during his presentation two weeks ago.But Desailly says that is...
Via Ghanasoccernet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sulley Muntari set to apologise to Ghanaians over World Cup troubles, to return for 2015 AFCON?

Sulley Muntari will apologise to Ghanaians over the World Cup brouhaha Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has shown deep remorse for his actions at the World Cup and will send a letter of apology in the coming days, a family source has exclusively told GHANAsoccernet.com.The AC Milan midfielder, according to the source, will send the letter of apology in time for the naming of the squad...
Via Ghanasoccernet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Newcastle’s Poor Cup Record And 13 Players Could Be Missing

Alan Pardew has admitted that his record in the local Cup competitions in England is not a good one, since he arrived on Tyneside four years ago to replace the sacked Chris Hughton. Alan Pardew – this season has eased embarrassing record We have been beaten twice at Brighton and once at Stevenage so it';s […]
Via Newcastle United FC Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Desailly wants Avram Grant to exclude Muntari, Essien and Boateng from Ghana AFCON squad

Marcel Desailly wants Muntari and the rest out of the Black Stars Football legend Marcel Desailly, has advised Black Stars coach, Avram Grant, to look beyond Sulley Muntari, Michael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng if he wants to succeed as a coach of the Black Stars. In his view, although Muntari and the two others are good players he does not think their inclusion in the team would...
Via Ghanasoccernet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

U.S International Jozy Altidore Continues to Disappoint at Sunderland

If anything was to sum up Jozy Altidore’s one-and-a-half year spell with Sunderland then it is the embarrassing moment when the United States forward failed to connect with the ball just yards away from an open goal against West Ham United last weekend. The former Villarreal starlet has managed to register just one single goal in forty one appearances for the Black Cats since...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thierry Henry’s career by the numbers and quotes from soccer icons

Thierry Henry has walked off the pitch for the last time. The King has stepped down from his throne. After 20 years of captivating the world, Thierry Henry announced his retirement and will join Sky Sports as a pundit in 2015. The 37-year-old was a joy to watch during his time at AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, FC Barcelona and New York Red Bulls. He also left spectators agape whenever...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penalty save was key, says Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Iker Casillas’ penalty save was the key moment in his side’s 4-0 win over […]
Via Soccer News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mourinho pleased with professional approach in Derby win

Jose Mourinho was impressed with Chelsea’s professionalism as they reached the League Cup semi-finals by beating Derby County 3-1. Eden […]
Via Soccer News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Cristiano Ronaldo the Ultimate Man?

Cristiano Ronaldo, the man, the myth, the legend! Ever since bursting onto the scene whilst playing for FC Porto, he’s been keeping defenders awake at night. He’s broken countless records, scored bagfuls of goals and even beat his rival Lionel Messi to Fifa’s top footballing prize last season. He is understandably the hero of many, old and young! In fact many consider him the...
Via 90Soccer
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Henry made most of his abilities thanks to his hard work ethic, versatility

For a spell with Arsenal, Thierry Henry was one of the most devastating finishers the world has ever witnessed.   Moving gracefully and with pace, knocking the ball beyond the last line of defenders but retaining the poise to slot beyond the goalkeeper, his was a trademark maneuver completed with such regularity that the outcome was almost inevitable.   "To avoid over-thinking...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vice-president Zanetti insists Balotelli won't return to Inter Milan

Mario Balotelli is unlikely to return to Inter Milan in January, according to club vice-president Javier Zanetti. The 24-year-old Liverpool forward has failed to make an impact since moving to Anfield from AC Milan over the summer and has been linked with a move back to Italy. Inter are keen to strengthen their attacking line in the winter transfer market but Zanetti told Sky Italia...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pardew Upbeat About The Future – It’s A New Team

We have to admit to being a little concerned about the games we have through the middle of next month when we don;t have our two experienced goalkeepers Tim Krul; and Rob Elliot available. Alan Pardew – Manager of the Month for November – smile please But Alan Pardew seems to be very gung-ho this […]
Via Newcastle United FC Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

QPR, Crystal Palace to target Peter Crouch

View image | gettyimages.com The Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace are expected to compete for Peter Crouch of Stoke City when Janurary’s transfer period kicks off, per the Express. Crouch is out of contract in the summer and while manager Mark Hughes is keen to hand him a new deal, the Stoke hierarchy is reluctant to support the idea of an extension. That will force...
Via Soccer Xtra
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sydney Leroux dating MLS star Dom Dwyer

Sydney Leroux has been less active on social media than she used to be over the past few months, and we might know why. His name is Dom Dwyer. Dwyer, a forward who plays for Sporting Kansas City, is apparently Leroux’s boyfriend. He was also an MLS All-Star last season after scoring a career-high 22...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS Transfer Rumors: Steven Gerrard could be New York Red Bulls next big name signing

It’s only been a few days since the 2014 MLS season ended, but that hasn’t stopped teams from circling the wagon in search of new players for the 2015 season. Here some of the most notable trade rumors and moves: Steven Gerrard (left) could be New York Red Bulls’ next big signing New York Red Bulls want Steven Gerrard: According to NBCSports’ Joe Prince-Wright, the Red...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty! Top 5 Goals of the Week 12/15

5. Wayne Rooney vs Liverpool http://gfycat.com/ExaltedWastefulArmyant This is a tough one to write on. The defense is just really poor, as Coutinho should have covered Rooney and not allowed the shot. That shouldn’t take anything away from the shot itself, though, as Rooney hit it with pace and precision. He even sends Brad Jones the wrong direction. It was an ace hit, even though...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United: Fragile defense saved by David de Gea

Manchester United beat Liverpool during their preseason campaign. When Manchester United hosted Liverpool at home last season, the team was suffering during a poor run under David Moyes.  Liverpool added to this pain by beating them 3-0.  Last Sunday’s game was Manchester United’s first chance to seek revenge since Louis van Gaal took charge in the summer, and they did, winning...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ashley Charged – Complaint Issued

Mike Ashley and Rangers FC have both been given notices of complaint by the Scottish FA after being accused of influencing the management of the Ibrox club. Lee Charnley with Mike Ashley Mike Ashley owns Newcastle United outright and he owns just less than 10% of Rangers – he is not allowed by the Scottish […]
Via Newcastle United FC Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Schalke assistant coach hit in head by metal object thrown from stands (Video)

In Bundesliga soccer action from Germany, Schalke assistant coach Sven Hubscher was hit in the head with a large metal object thrown from the stands during Saturday's 2-1 loss to Cologne.The impact left Hubscher bleeding, and he was taken to the dressing room immediately to get stitches for the gash on his head.Schalke trainer hit by metal lighter thrown from fans during today's...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Man United Verdict: Brad Jones, David De Gea In Tale Of Two Goalkeepers

Brad Jones and David de Gea headlined Liverpool’s Premier League visit to Manchester United on Sunday. There were two goalkeepers involved, but only one outcome was possible. Manchester United defeated Liverpool 3-0 at Old Trafford in a total reversal of the teams’ last meeting (the Reds’ win by the same score in the same stadium in March). While Sunday’s scoreline doesn’t...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Major League Soccer is trending upward

This week we shift continents and address the current state of Major League Soccer and what the future might hold. Its inaugural season began in 1996. Within a year, attendance began to drop. And by 2002, the league had lost some $300 million and two of its original ten teams had ceased operations (Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny). Fast forward to 2014, and while issues still...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jozy Altidore Whiffs Surefire Game Winning Goal

Jozy Altidore is supremely talented, there’s no disputing that. Jozy Altidore is, however, a psychological head case. He’s not a head case in the Mario Balotelli or Luis Suarez sense but Altidore’s issue is that he is a very hot and cold player. When he is hot and on a goal scoring run, there’s hardly anyone on the field who is better. When he’s cold, like now, man is he...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsene Wenger: I can understand the frustration of Lukas Podolski

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the busy Christmas period will allow non-regular players to feature on a regular basis. Striker Lukas Podolski enjoyed a healthy run in the group stage of the Champions League and the Frenchman insists the 29-year-old will get his opportunities. "He's [Lukas Podolski] getting back into good form and there's a […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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