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Luis Enrique: Messi, Neymar dependent on Barca teammates

Luis Enrique says Lionel Messi and Neymar's current exceptional form owes much to the way his entire Barcelona side is playing. Messi and Neymar have scored or assisted 11 of the 18 goals Barcelona has notched in the past five games and combined to devastating effect in the 6-0 thrashing of Elche at the weekend. While acknowledging the form of the attacking duo, Luis Enrique was...
Via Fox Sports
47 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Stoke striker Bojan Krkic ruled out for the rest of the season

Stoke forward Bojan Krkic has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury. The 24-year-old suffered cruciate knee ligament damage in Monday's 4-1 FA Cup fourth-round win at Rochdale, after scoring the opener. Scans have revealed he suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee and will have to undergo surgery. Manager Mark Hughes told the club's...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Stoke City's Bojan Krkic out for season with knee ligament injury

Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury. The 24-year-old suffered cruciate knee ligament damage in Monday's 4-1 FA Cup fourth-round win at Rochdale, after scoring the opener. Scans have revealed he suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee and will have to undergo surgery. Manager Mark Hughes told the club...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Top Africa football chief Nyantakyi reveals Blatter has ‘solid’ African support

Africa will support Blatter in FIFA elections, Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed Sepp Blatter has secured the overwhelming supporting of African countries going into this year’s FIFA elections, one of Africa’s leading football administrators Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed.African countries have vowed to vote overwhelmingly for the current leader Blatter in this year’s Fifa elections...
Via Ghanasoccernet
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Man United news: Van Persie, Beckham, summer tour

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with an update on the upcoming summer preseason tour in the United States. Manager Louis van Gaal wants to scale back the travel. However, these tours are total cash cows and the club is beholden to very lucrative corporate sponsorships. They have...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United: Stuttering offense exposed at Cambridge

When Premiership teams travel to lower league opposition in cup competition, they often choose to field a weaker team.  Generally young prospects are given a chance to prove themselves alongside senior players.  Louis van Gaal chose this option when Manchester United faced MK Dons in the League Cup, however, his side fell to a 4-0 defeat.  When Manchester United visited Cambridge United...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chelsea and Man City on Sterling alert

Chelsea and Manchester City are both ready to move for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling after the winger turned down Liverpool’s latest […]
Via Soccer News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Mocks Opponent With Hilarious “Who Are You?” Gesture

Zlatan Ibrahimovic isn’t exactly the most humble human being in the world, and his arrogant side resurfaced once again this weekend when PSG faced off against St. Etienne on Sunday. During an argument with opponent Paul Baysse, Ibrahimovic stopped to check the back of Baysse’s jersey – the ultimate “who are you?” insult – just Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Didier Drogba eager to stay with Chelsea after winning Football Writers’ Association award

Didier Drogba wants to remain part of the Chelsea “family” beyond the end of the season. The Ivory Coast forward received the 2015 Football Writers’ Association Tribute Award at a gala dinner in London on Sunday night. Drogba returned to Stamford Bridge during the summer following spells with Shanghai and Galatasaray, but as yet there is nothing confirmed when his current...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Juan Cuadrado wants Chelsea move; Over to you Jose

Juan Cuadrado wants Chelsea move; Over to you Jose - originally posted on Soccerlens.com According to reports from Sky Sports, it is believed that Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado wants to join Chelsea before the winter transfer window’s deadline day. The report claims that the Blues will need to pay £26.8m, Cuadrado’s release clause to acquire his services. TRANSFER CENTRE: Busy...
Via Soccerlens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool suffer blow in signing Steven Gerrard replacement

Liverpool suffer blow in signing Steven Gerrard replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool have been suffered a massive blow in signing Fabian Delph after midfielder committed his future to Aston Villa after signing a new deal. The 25-year-old had just six months left on his previous contract and was linked with a move to Liverpool as he was considered to replace...
Via Soccerlens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AFCON 2015: Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan targets South Africa’s “weak points”

Asamoah Gyan is seeking to exploit the weak points of South Africa Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has respect for South Africa’s skill and pace but says they have “weak points” that can be exploited when the two sides clash tomorrow. The nations will contest their final Africa Cup of Nations Group C tie on Tuesday with a quarter-final place up for grabs.Bafana Bafana have to...
Via Ghanasoccernet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 AFCON: Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan admits clash with South Africa will be tough

Asamoah Gyan admits South Africa will be tough for the Black Stars Ghana hero Asamoah Gyan, who admitted to having “some physical problems”, says they will be up for their next against South Africa at the Africa Cup of Nations in Tuesday even though the Bafana Bafana will be very difficult to defeat.Gyan climbed off the sick bed to fire the Black Stars to a dramatic stoppage...
Via Ghanasoccernet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saint-Etienne 0 Paris Saint-Germain 1: Ibrahimovic scores in repeat performance

Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted from the penalty spot as Paris Saint-Germain beat Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the only […]
Via Soccer News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Walcott: Goal has been a long time coming

Theo Walcott was delighted to score his first goal in more than a year against Brighton and Hove Albion in […]
Via Soccer News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Irina Shayk dumped Ronaldo over cheating rumors?

Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk broke up recently, and a new report says their split was due to rumors of the soccer star cheating on the supermodel. Word of the split between the couple emerged over the past two weeks and one report attributed it to Shayk refusing to attend the birthday party of Ronaldo’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Newcastle’s Sad Premier League Stats Under Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley bought Newcastle United back in June of 2007, a couple of months after we started this blog, and since then we have completed seven full seasons under Mike Ashley and in the Premier League have only two top ten finishes to show for it – both under Alan Pardew. Lee Charnley and Mike […]
Via Newcastle United FC Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United: van Gaal is no David Moyes

Much has been made of the faltering start to Louis van Gaal’s tenure as Manchester United manager. David Moyes, so often compared to the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, has essentially become the benchmark in which all future managers will be judged. The critics have been swarming around the Theatre of Dreams, waiting to pounce on any misfortune the club suffers. Every game lost,...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

FA Cup synopsis: Recapping the week’s most improbable results

While most casual football fans follow the Premier League, it’s important to note that it’s not the only league that generates interest in England. Fans in local British communities passionately root for their respective clubs. It’s usually a short hike to the local pub, and fans can watch matches and connect with others that have similar interests with ease. Those clubs have...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United transfer rumors: Bale, De Gea, Coleman, Clyne

Here are the latest Man United 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. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Old Trafford. We begin with the Gareth Bale and David de Gea potential swap that’s been talked about...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Mourinho: Me and the players must feel ashamed

Manager Jose Mourinho says it is a "disgrace" how Chelsea were knocked out of the FA Cup against Bradford. Only twenty four hours before the game, the Portuguese said that his players will show Bradford the respect they deserve as the defeat ends Chelsea's hopes of the quadruple. But the Blues threw away a two-goal […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fall of Roberto Soldado

​ When do you know a striker has lost his way? In recent years, in the English Premier League specifically, critics have come out in droves against the likes of Andy Carroll and Fernando Torres. Carroll was the subject of a bid for £35 million back in 2011, taking him from Newcastle United to Liverpool. He was a major flop before being sold to West Ham two years later for...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Mancini on the Torino game, midfield options and transfers

Internazionale coach Roberto Mancini says his players have to approach Sunday's game against Torino in the same way they approach the Italian Cup game against Sampdoria. Well behind in the race for a top-three finish, the Nerazzurri host Giampiero Ventura's side knowing that they cannot afford to drop more points if they are to qualify […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsene Wenger on Brighton & Hove Albion and new signings

Manager Arsene Wenger says Arsenal will approach Saturday's FA Cup away game against Brighton & Hove Albion aware of how tricky away cup games can be at this stage of the season. The Gunners were in scintillating form last week against Manchester City and will be looking to extend their positive moment against Chris Hughton's […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Solo's husband driving team van during DUI arrest

Hope Solo has been suspended 30 days from the U.S. women’s national team due to her involvement in her husband Jerramy Stevens’ recent DUI arrest. But there may be more to her “involvement” than just being there when it went down. While Solo was said to have acted belligerently toward police while Stevens was being...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Deal With Tim Cahill?

I wake up this morning to see that everyone’s favorite Socceroo is trending on Twitter. That’s right, Mr. Tim Cahill is at it again. He scored not one but two goals for Australia versus China in the Asia Cup today, securing Australia’s spot in the tournament semi-finals. In typical Cahill fashion the goals were spectacular. The first was a wicked bicycle kick inside the six...
Via Total MLS
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cristiano Ronaldo: Rivalry With Lionel Messi ‘Helps Me Grow,’ Good For Soccer

The rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo never will die, as long as the soccer superstars ply their trades at the same time. Ronaldo told France Football Magazine on Monday, that his rivalry with Messi is good for both players and the sport itself. Ronaldo said both players’ success (and that of their club and national teams) pushes them...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Women’s soccer stars lose World Cup turf war with FIFA

  A group of leading women’s soccer players have ended their quest for gender equality at the FIFA World Cup.   The Abby-Wambach-led group of stars which was seeking to compel FIFA to stage the 2015 Women’s World Cup on natural grass instead of artificial turf dropped its legal complaint against world soccer’s governing body Wednesday. The players accepted...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC is playing Premier League 'MatchMaker' with new app

Watching sports is a communal thing. We like watching games together whether it be at the stadium, arena, sports bars, our friend’s homes or having people over at our own houses. With social media, we can converse with people all over in real-time. NBC is trying to tap into this communal spirit with its new MatchMaker app for the English Premier League. Now stay with us, the app...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Solo ‘belligerent’ during Stevens DUI arrest

Former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, who is married to US women’s soccer star Hope Solo, was reportedly arresting in Los Angeles this week for driving while under the influence. Solo was with him at the time, and she was apparently not all that cooperative with police. According to TMZ, Stevens was pulled over just...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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