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Ex GFA boss Nyaho Tamakloe warns Avram Grant against recalling trio; Muntari, Essien and Boateng

Sulley Muntari must make public apology before being recalled to the Black Stars Ex Ghana FA chairman Dr, Nyaho Tamakloe has warned Avram Grant against inviting trio; Sulley Muntari, Michael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng back to the Black Stars unless they show remorse for their actions during the 2014 World Cup.Muntari and Boateng have been hit with indefinite suspensions from...
Via Ghanasoccernet
18 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Massimiliano Allegri on the Cagliari win and Arturo Vidal's performance

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says his side had to produce a very good performance to win the game against Cagliari on Thursday night. The Bianconeri wasted no time at all in the first part of the game as they took a quick 2-0 lead through Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal with Fernando Llorente adding a […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
24 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Gossip column: Benzema, Godin, Martinez, Sneijder, Aguero, Bent

Karim Benzema Liverpool are prepared to make a £50m bid in January for Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema, 26.(Daily Express) Manchester United will try to sign Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi, 26, if they fail to get their top target – Borussia Dortmund centre-half Mats Hummels, 26.(Daily Express)  Daily Mirror back page Tottenham and Liverpool are both keen to...
Via Ghanasoccernet
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Mancini – Are The Golden Days Going to Return For The Nerazzuri?

Roberto Mancini, or Mancio as he’s affectionately known by those around him, is undoubtedly one of the more colorful characters in the beautiful game. Fresh from his first Serie A victory since returning to Internazionale, Mancini had surprised many when he accepted to return to an ailing Nerazzuri side. His start during his second spell at the helm of the Milan-based club was...
Via World Soccer Talk
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli banned match for offensive Instagram post

LONDON — Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is banned from Sunday’s match against Arsenal as punishment for posting racially offensive comments online.   The FA on Thursday imposed the one-match ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds ($39,000), while also ordering Balotelli to attend an education program for the “aggravated breach” of its discrimination rules. Balotelli uploaded...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Asamoah Gyan scores in thumping Al Ain win over Al Sharjah

Gyan opened the scoring for Al Ain Asamoah Gyan was once again on the scoresheet for Al Ain in their thumping 4-1 win over Al Sharjah on Thursday evening.The Black Stars captain opened the scoring in the 50th minute after the Boss had endured a frustrating first half at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.Gyan has now scored eight goals in seven league matches to keep up with his ‘insane’...
Via Ghanasoccernet
11 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mourinho rules out January signings

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has ruled out making any January additions to his squad. Mourinho was active in the close-season […]
Via Soccer News
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

Jose Mourinho: We don't speak about four trophies

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it's too early to think about winning all four trophies this season. The Blues reached the semi-finals of the League Cup after a 3-1 away win against Derby County on Tuesday night but the Portuguese insists the focus is on winning games and not setting records. "We don't even talk […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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

Kolo Toure: Reds ‘Love’ Brendan Rodgers; Fans Must ‘Keep Believing’

Kolo Toure spends too much time defending Liverpool’s goal to entertain questions about Brendan Rodgers managerial ability with any seriousness. Toure rushed to Rodgers defense Monday — one day after Liverpool’s 3-0 loss to Manchester United emboldened critics who are heaping pressure on the under-fire manager. Toure told Sky Sports that Rodgers retains the full backing of...
Via NESN.com
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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