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Jamie Vardy signs extension, ends Man United, Chelsea transfer gossip

There are scoring issues for Manchester United. Likewise with Chelsea. It remains to be seen what the two giant clubs will do about it. Their new striker targets will have to be somebody other than Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy. Yes, the Premier League’s leading scorer and front-runner for player of the year has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the King Power...
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Ander Herrera talks up Jose Mourinho amid MUFC rumors

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has extolled the virtues of currently unemployed manager Jose Mourinho. Talk of The Special One potentially edging closer to Manchester United is heating up. Today’s back pages are all about this storyline, amidst reports Mourinho is confident he’ll replace Louis van Gaal. There’s also been reports United have met with Mou’s camp...
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Projected Man United starting XI vs Chelsea

It’s Man United starting XI prediction time as the Red Devils head to Stamford Bridge on Sunday as underdogs. In August, everyone had Chelsea favored to win the Premier League, with Manchester City considered their main competition. Manchester United was thought to be in that third place mix. Today, the Blues are in 13th place, 8 points above the current relegation zone. Chelsea...
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10,000 Liverpool fans walk out of Anfield in protest

“You’ll never walk alone” Liverpool fans. Or to be more accurate, you’ll never do a walk out protest alone. Because about 10,000 Reds supporters left Anfield early today as a way to protest the big ticket price hike. The extremely passionate, zealous fan base just made an early exit at the 77′, symbolizing the new £77 ticket price tag. The top-priced ticket in the...
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Arsene Wenger worried about Chinese takeover of EPL

Arsene Wenger has declared that European football should be “worried” about the “financial power to move the whole game to China.” That’s the story in today’s Telegraph. You can see where the Arsenal manager is coming from, given the inherent strength that country contains to buy the game’s best players. A huge population and gigantic television markets means big time...
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Backpages highlight potential Jose Mourinho to Man United move

With Manchester United set to take on Chelsea tomorrow at Stamford Bridge, you could call this contest the Jose Mourinho Cup. Multiple news outlets are going with the Mou to MU narrative, and it’s not just the tabloids. Your more conservative, less trigger-happy outlets are reporting it too. The Daily Mail says “Jose Mourinho is on the brink of getting the job of his dreams...
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10,000 Liverpool fans walk out of Anfield to protest ticket price hike

“You’ll never walk alone” Liverpool fans. Or to be more accurate, you’ll never do a walk out protest alone. Because about 10,000 Reds supporters left Anfield early today as a way to protest the big ticket price hike. The extremely passionate, zealous fan base just made an early exit at the 77′, symbolizing the new £77 ticket price tag. The top-priced ticket in the...
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Reggie Wayne reveals what “OMAHA!” actually means

Former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne had many fruitful years with Peyton Manning. From an on the field perspective, Wayne knows Manning about as well as anybody. Appearing on the NFL Network’s Sunday morning preview show NFL Gameday Morning, Reggie Wayne provides some insight into what “Omaha” means. Finally, we have an answer to what the most famous cadence...
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Chelsea FC reportedly reject £58m Oscar bid from China

It’s Oscar season as the Academy Awards are just 22 days away. Our first nominee in the category “most over-priced, ridiculous bid” goes to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning. Chelsea have rejected an offer of £58 million from Jiangsu for Brazilian playmaker Oscar, the player’s agent told ESPN Brasil. It’s the same club that just dropped a whopping $56 million...
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Chelsea reportedly turn down £58m offer for Oscar

It’s Oscar season as the Academy Awards are just 22 days away. Our first nominee in the category “most over-priced, ridiculous bid” goes to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning. Chelsea have rejected an offer of £58 million from Jiangsu for Brazilian playmaker Oscar, the player’s agent told ESPN Brasil. It’s the same club that just dropped a whopping $56 million...
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Liverpool FC target Alex Teixeira joins Chinese club for £38.6 million

Liverpool’s last adventure in the January transfer window didn’t work out. It’s very well known that the Reds were hoping to sign Shakhtar Donetsk forward and Chelsea target Alex Teixeira.  Via Goal.com Shakhtar Donetsk star Alex Teixeira is set to become the latest player to move to China, coach Mircea Lucescu confirmed. The 26-year-old appears likely to join Jiangsu Suning...
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Report: Man United held talks Jose Mourinho’s representatives

Will Manchester United axe Manager Louis van Gaal and replace him with Jose Mourinho? Is he the favorite ahead of Ryan Giggs? Maybe that supposed six page letter Mourinho wrote will pay off. Or perhaps the switch will be made in the offseason this summer. Today brings a new development in this situation via the Manchester Evening News. Manchester United have held talks with...
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Predicted Man United starting XI vs Chelsea

It’s Man United starting XI prediction time as the Red Devils head to Stamford Bridge on Sunday as underdogs. In August, everyone had Chelsea favored to win the Premier League, with Manchester City considered their main competition. Manchester United was thought to be in that third place mix. Today, the Blues are in 13th place, 8 points above the current relegation zone. Chelsea...
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Liverpool target Alex Teixeira joins Chinese club for £38.6m

Liverpool’s last adventure in the January transfer window didn’t work out. It’s very well known that the Reds were hoping to sign Shakhtar Donetsk forward and Chelsea target Alex Teixeira.  Via Goal.com Shakhtar Donetsk star Alex Teixeira is set to become the latest player to move to China, coach Mircea Lucescu confirmed. The 26-year-old appears likely to join Jiangsu Suning...
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Dele Alli interviews Tottenham teammate Eric Dier and it’s LOL (video)

Spurs TV, the official Tottenham Hotspur Youtube channel, put out two offerings this week highlighting Dele Alli. That makes sense given the exceptional break out season that he’s having. With seven goals in 22 games, the 19 year old is establishing himself and helping Spurs move up the table this season.  One of Alli’s seven goals is a front-runner for goal of the year...
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Dele Alli interviews Spurs teammate Eric Dier, hilarity ensues (video)

Spurs TV, the official Tottenham Hotspur Youtube channel, put out two offerings this week highlighting Dele Alli. That makes sense given the exceptional break out season that he’s having. With seven goals in 22 games, the 19 year old is establishing himself and helping Spurs move up the table this season.  One of Alli’s seven goals is a front-runner for goal of the year...
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Protest against Governor planned at Michigan St-Michigan basketball game

Michigan State and Michigan basketball fans obviously butt heads a lot. (Ditto for football, hockey and every other sport). It’s a very heated rivalry to say the least. Michigan basketball fans tastelessly defacing the Magic Johnson statue in the week leading up to the football game between the two schools is the latest classic example. However, tomorrow will see Michigan State...
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Dele Alli vs Harry Kane in Super Bowl Challenge (video)

This week’s offerings on the Tottenham Hotspur Youtube channel, feature a steady dose of Dele Alli. With 7 goals in 22 games, the teenager is the breakout star for Spurs this campaign. One of his seven goals is a no doubt front-runner for scoring strike of the year. Alli could become a future cornerstone, a not for sale at any price kind of player like Harry Kane has become...
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Luke Shaw surprisingly included in Man United’s Europa League roster

Long time absentee Luke Shaw has been included in Manchester United’s Europa League roster. Manager Louis van Gaal made the revelation today at his weekly press conference previewing the Chelsea fixture on Sunday. It’s quite surprising that the Left Back was named to the squad which will be compete in Europe’s consolation bracket. However, as was revealed earlier this week...
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Man United Injury Report: Jones, Young, Schweinsteiger and more

Welcome to the “Struggling English Giants Cup” or if managerial transfer rumors are to be believed, the Jose Mourinho Cup. Manager Louis van Gaal gave his press conference today previewing the match on Sunday between Manchester United and Chelsea. You can watch the video at this link. (Note: we’ll have our Man United starting XI prediction up tomorrow morning, and the...
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Louis van Gaal press conference previewing Chelsea (video)

Here is the video of the full Louis van Gaal press conference today previewing the match on Sunday between Manchester United and Chelsea. Call it the “Struggling English Giants Cup” or if managerial transfer rumors are to be believed, the Jose Mourinho Cup. (Note: we’ll have our Man United starting XI prediction up tomorrow morning, and the injury report up very shortly....
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Super Bowl peaked in 1991 with Buffalo Bills, Whitney Houston

Grandpa Abe Simpson may have hacked my website and penned the essay that follows. Or at least it might read that way. The Buffalo Bills went to four straight Super Bowls and lost all four in the 1990s, but man did they give us the best Super Bowl of all time. Like Tom Petty said, “even the losers- get lucky sometimes.” Obviously, they never did but sometimes history is better...
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Chicago Bears must prioritize drafting a Linebacker

With football season long over with (well,pretty much) you can now look ahead to the draft Chicago Bears fans. With the #11 overall pick in the draft, I think you got to get the linebacker or offensive lineman.  Like Curtis Conway told me at the NFL Network’s NFL Draft Media luncheon in Chicago last year: “Foxy will go defense, let him go heavy defense. Let him run this team...
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Jim Nantz has a mind blowing Super Bowl 50 factoid

Hello friends. Jim Nantz, who will call the big game Sunday, offered this MVP race insight: “As the game gets broken down a million different ways, and every possible conceivable story angle has been written before the kickoff, I want to be the first to say that if Star Lotulelei ends up the MVP, then the Super Bowl will have officially come full circle in 50 years. From (Super...
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Nine most overkilled Super Bowl 50 Storylines

The worst thing the Super Bowl ever did was add that “harrowing bye week, which no one enjoys.” Seriously, the extraneous bye week is more outdated than All-Star Games. Because now every story line that will be beaten to death in the prelude to the big game gets double the over-promotion. And we hear the same non-sense over and over and over and over and over again. As it will...
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