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Vermaelen: The worst season of my career

Vermaelen: The worst season of my career - originally posted on Barcelona’s historic treble-winning season that saw them play some of the most scintillating football the world has ever seen was an absolute nightmare for Thomas Vermaelen. “I got a medal but I don’t feel like I won a treble. I was happy for the team, but it’s not as if I contributed to winning...
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Platini set to launch bid for FIFA presidency this week

Michel Platini is set to declare he will run for the FIFA presidency this week and an announcement could come as early as Wednesday. Platini, the UEFA president, held further talks with football powerbrokers at the 2018 World Cup draw in St Petersburg at the weekend and is now confident he has the support necessary to win. It is understood a letter to national associations declaring...
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Frank Lampard to miss All-Star game vs Tottenham

New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard is set to miss the MLS All Star game vs Tottenham on Wednesday night due to a calf strain. The former Chelsea star is yet to make his debut for his new club after spending the end of the Premier League season at Manchester City and picking up an injury in July. New York Red Bulls’ midfielder Dax McCarty will replace Lampard in the squad...
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Done Deal: Sergio Romero To Man U, What Does That Mean To De Gea?

Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero has inked a three-year deal with English Premier League side Manchester United after Louis van Gaal had promised another star signing for Man U even after signing quality players in Bastian Schweinsteiger, Memphis Depay, and Morgan Schneiderlin. Romero came in as free transfer having last played at Italian side Sampdoria and will be reunited...
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John Oliver Goes After Sepp Blatter, Vladimir Putin and McDonald’s In Latest FIFA Rant

The greatest thing going in American television today is John Oliver’s relentless pursuit of exposing corruption in hilarious fashion, which means his near weekly screed against the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, better known to most citizens of Earth as the Evil Empire—wait, sorry, sorry, I mean FIFA. These commentaries are always a must see moment on HBO’s...
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Why Crystal Palace are the team to watch out for in 2015-16

Under Tony Pulis, Crystal Palace became a difficult, resilient team to play against. After Pulis came to the club, Palace not only survived relegation but instead comfortably finished in mid-table. Therefore, it was a huge surprise to see Pulis depart the club ahead of the 2014-2015 season. Palace did not trust Pulis with transfers, which was fair given many of his transfer decisions...
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Diego Maradona climbs onto chair, sings 'No Woman No Cry' (Video)

Diego Maradona, the retired soccer legend from Argentina, recently joined some friends in sing the Bob Marley classic "No Woman No Cry" while enjoying a meal together.Maradona seemed to really enjoy the song, as he climbed onto his chair to sing the chorus.H/T 101gg. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
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Jose Mourinho confirms latest Chelsea transfer

Jose Mourinho confirms latest Chelsea transfer - originally posted on Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed the transfer of Mohamed Salah to a Serie A club this summer. The Egyptian winger has fallen out of favour at the Bridge and spent last season on loan at Fiorentina. The goalscoring winger enjoyed a successful spell at Florence and will now make his move...
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Arsenal ramp up pursuit for £30million target

Arsene Wenger has recently increased his bid on Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema according to reports. After the Gunners’ initial offer of £31 million was scoffed at by Real’s manager Rafa Benítez, Wenger has now put up an offer topping ... Read More
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Under fire Jurgen Klinsmann can breather easier after World Cup qualification draw

How could some of the mounting pressure on Jurgen Klinsmann be relieved without even playing a match? He could have turned a wandering eye to the World Cup qualification draw this morning. In a time when CONCACAF despite all the peripherals is steadily improving, the US somehow came out with as easy of a draw as they’ve ever been handed. In the semifinal round, they will play...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Sunil Gulati expresses disappointment after USA Gold Cup exit

CHESTER, Pa. -- U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati expressed his disappointment about the fourth-place finish at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, but he underscored his support for coach and technical director Jurgen Klinsmann in the wake of the setback. Gulati cited the recent form of the team in the buildup to the tournament and noted the federation must move forward with one eye on the...
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Sepp Blatter, Vladimir Putin Attend 2018 World Cup Draw Together

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday. The two presidents joined on stage for speeches to open a draw ceremony that almost two hours later paired Spain and Italy, respectively the 2010 and 2006 champions...
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Loathing and accepting soccer's transfer window

With the amount of rumors increasing and fees becoming unfathomable, let's just take the transfer window for what it is: chaos.
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Mourinho: Why I don't want this midfielder to go out on loan

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek will not be loaned out this summer. The Portuguese cannot guarantee the 19-year-old a regular place in his starting line-up but still wants him to stay in order to improve his game. "He is one I am not interested in letting go on loan," Mourinho […]
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Arturo Vidal to Bayern Munich: Everyone Wins

Arturo Vidal’s move from Juventus to Bayern Munich came a great time for both clubs.
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Rafa Benitez wants to keep Manchester United target Cristiano Ronaldo

New Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez says Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world and will be a key player in his line-up next season. According to reports, the Red Devils are working on a club-record deal to bring the 30-year-old back to Old Trafford. But Benitez says the Portuguese is as competitive […]
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What is Arturo Vidal bringing to Bayern Munich?

Arturo Vidal for Juventus Bayern Munich have announced that a deal with Italian club Juventus has been reached for Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal. With Bastian Schweinsteiger gone, Bayern needed someone to fill his shoes and they have placed their hopes on Vidal. But what is he bringing to the German club? For one, experience. Not only does Vidal have 124 Serie A appearances, but...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United Transfer Rumours - Thursday Round-up: Witsel, Sergio Ramos, Pedro, Biglia, Young

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he's not interested in signing a new midfielder. - Read full article Manchester United winger Ashley Young says he is desperate to stay at Old Trafford. - Read full article Barcelona attacker Pedro will leave the club if his release clause of £22m is met, coach Luis Enrique has revealed. […]
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jurgen Klinsmann Shouldn’t Be Fired After Gold Cup, But He Should Be On the Hot Seat

Look, after seeing the USMNT lose to Jamaica in the Gold Cup Semifinals, I was pissed off. I kind of still am, but now that there has been time since the 2-1 final, I have been able to rationally analyze if Jurgen Klinsmann should or shouldn’t be fired as USMNT manager. Since the World Cup last year, Klinsmann has used the friendlies to experiment with the team and it has resulted...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Benítez: “Trabajando con Cristiano Ronaldo te das cuenta de por qué es el mejor del mundo”

The post Benítez: “Trabajando con Cristiano Ronaldo te das cuenta de por qué es el mejor del mundo” appeared first on
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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