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Van Gaal prioritizes getting a new midfielder to help Carrick

We’ve said numerous times how underrated and important Michael Carrick is, and it seems Manager Louis van Gaal is expressing similar sentiments about his value. Or at the very least, the need to add depth at the position. Yes, Van Gaal made some very candid comments to United’s official website. Rarely do get a Manager telling it like it is regarding his transfer window intentions...
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Tottenham News: Adebayor, Pochettino, Krohn-Dehli, Villas-Boas

Here are some of the most interesting Tottenham Hotspur news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(People) Tottenham will listen to offers of around £5 million for striker Emmanuel Adebayor. -(Daily Star Sunday) Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is checking out Celta Vigo midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli as an ideal...
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Man United News: Van Persie, Falcao, Evans, Blackett, Wilson

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(Daily Star Sunday) West Brom want Manchester United striker James Wilson on loan – on the recommendation of former Red Devils midfielder Darren Fletcher. -(People) Manchester United youngster Tyler Blackett might...
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Chelsea News: Begovic, Drogba, J.J. Watt, Title celebration

Chelsea ran away with the title this season. They just dominated, start to finish, and they never really had any competition for the championship. Although they won the title weeks ago, today it was awarded to them. Here are some photos from the scene.  Perhaps the best defender in NFL football, the Houston Texans J.J. Watt is a huge Blues supporter, both literally and figuratively...
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Arsenal News: Wilshere, Vidal, Hamilton, Sterling, Henry, Walcott

Arsenal ended the regular season in a dominant, convincing fashion by routing West Bromwich Albion. The Gunners finished third in the Premier League table, and they’ll take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup on May 30th. -(The Guardian) This 4-1 demolition of West Brom has given Wenger a couple of intriguing selection headaches for Wembley and the honest truth could be that Theo Walcott’s...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Latest updates on David de Gea transfer saga

Time for your daily David de Gea update. It’s a a never ending soap opera like Arturo Vidal was last summer. Will he stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid? Nothing is official yet of course, but here’s the latest headlines on the situation: -(Sunday Express) Manchester United have been offered Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas as a sweetener in a bid to take...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Man United News: Di Maria, Falcao, Van Gaal, Giggs, Navas

The Simpsons character Sideshow Mel had a famous quote about Ned Flanders’ Bible Land theme park- “this endeavor, is the height of tedium!!!” It also best summates United’s season ending 0-0 draw with relegation fodder Hull City today. The goalless endeavor was even more boring than it sounds. However, it did have significance, as the Tigers were sent down and Victor Valdes...
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Liverpool News: Rodgers hot seat, Sterling saga, 6-1 humilation

What a horrifying way for Steven Gerrard to go out! It’s probably the worst half of football we’ve seen from Liverpool since…well as long as most of us have been alive anyway. Stoke City put up five goals, FIVE, before halftime. Now the odds of Brendan Rodgers returning as Manager has been significantly slashed by sports books all across the board. -(Liverpool Echo) Prior...
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VIDEO: Edurne, David de Gea’s girlfriend, Eurovision performance

Edurne Garcia Almagro, better known as Edurne, her stage name, has been called the next Shakira. As the girlfriend (or fiance, depends on which gossip newspaper is more credible here) of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, she also could have major influence on European football’s summer transfer market. Or at least one of the biggest deals going down/not going down, and...
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Manchester United starting 11: transfers that won’t happen lineup

With the season ending in a few hours, the talk will soon shift to the summer transfer window. So it’s the perfect time to construct and post this Manchester United starting 11. It’s a line-up composed of all players who have been heavily linked to with a move to United, but will never ever come to Old Trafford. Or in the case of Ronaldo, not likely coming back. I guess you...
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Manchester United Starting XI: all transfer lineup

This Manchester United starting XI is an all hypothetical, it’s a team composed of all players heavily rumored to be coming to Old Trafford. Given how the season ends in a few hours, and the talk will soon shift to the summer transfer window, this is as good as any to construct and post this line-up. Given what a very busy summer Louis van Gaal, Ed Woodward and company are expected...
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WORST (or BEST) of Indianapolis 500 Infield people watching

The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s highest attended single day event. Its total capacity is approximately 400,000 with about 125,000 located in the cheapest and most “festive” seats of the infield. All newbies marvel at the sheer size of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway upon entering it the first time. The modern day answer to Circus Maximus is large enough to hypothetically...
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Guide to Indy 500 Museum; Photo of 1st ever Indy 500 car

I visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in mid-March 2014, just hours before Michigan State thrashed Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament Final. I used what scarce vacation time I had to take in Indy 500 history and Indy 500 culture. It was literally 26 degrees outside, with a wind chill of 10 that afternoon, in Mid March (just in case you needed yet another reminder of what...
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Liverpool News: Rodgers, Sterling, Benitez, Gerrard

Here are some of the most interesting Liverpool news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(Daily Mirror) Brendan Rodgers has declared he is “150 per cent” confident he will be Liverpool boss next season. -(The Sun) Tony Pulis has warned Saido Berahino he wants none of the contract controversy engulfing Raheem...
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Man United News: De Gea, Vlaar, Beckham, Van Persie, Hummels

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(Daily Mirror) Mats Hummels performed a U-turn over a possible move to Manchester United because they took too long to firm up their interest. -(Daily Star) Ron Vlaar is set to complete a major U-turn and stay at...
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Alex Morgan, Christen Press, Abby Wambach as Simpsons characters

As my Twitter bio states, everything in life relates to The Simpsons. Or you can at least quote The Simpsons to evaluate and judge what you are doing with your life at that very moment; for any and all moments. Three members of the U.S. Women’s National Team – Alex Morgan, Christen Press and Abby Wambach – have been “Simpsonized,” and you can see the results below. The...
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Ali Krieger: USWNT member profile

Ali Krieger began her career with the Penn State Nittany Lions. In Happy Valley she was a two-time All-American, a first team NSCAA All-American, co-defensive player of the year, team captain, Big-Ten Freshman of the year and a semifinalist for the M.A.C. Hermann trophy. JAZZ HANDS!!!!!! JAZZ HANDS!!! Ali made her first appearance with the United States women’s national soccer...
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Amy Rodriguez: USA Soccer’s next big star

Our series profiling key or otherwise compelling USWNT members continues with Amy Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a former member of the Philadelphia Independence of the Women’s Professional Soccer league. In the video below you can see Amy Rodriguez in action, scoring an impressive goal versus Switzerland: From US Soccer Amy Rodriguez saw her first significant action for the full...
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Man United News: Shaw, Van Gaal, Falcao, Nani, Van Persie

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with a YouTube of the Louis van Gaal press conference from today. (full version) -Van Gaal on the future of a few players who are rumored to be out the door of Old Trafford this summer. By those players...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United News: David De Gea, Anders Lindegaard, Louis van Gaal

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -Van Gaal gave an emotional (and likely inspired by a few glasses of wine) recapping the season speech this week at the United end of the year awards banquet. The speech was epic, and it broke the internet (watch...
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Tottenham Hotspur News: Lamela, Schneiderlin, Adebayor

Here are some of the most interesting Tottenham Hotspur news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with the latest on long time Tottenham target Morgan Schneiderlin: -(The Sun) Jose Fonte told Morgan Schneiderlin and Nathaniel Clyne they might regret it if they quit Southampton. Clyne has been linked to...
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Arsenal News: Rosicky, Ramsey, Cech, Khedira

Here are some of the most interesting Arsenal news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(Daily Star) Tomas Rosicky‘s chances of a new Arsenal contract have been boosted by the impending £10m signing of Petr Cech. -(The Sun) Barcelona plan to make a £50 million plus raid for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey...
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Man United News: David de Gea, Bastian Schweinsteiger

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Time for your daily David de Gea update. It’s a a never ending soap opera like Arturo Vidal was last summer. Will he stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid? Nothing is official yet of course, but here’s...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are these John Calipari Tweets fake or real?

John Calipari has said publicly many times that he doesn’t actually do his own Tweeting. The tweets on his official account are made by a handler/publicist/SID or whatever. This is what almost coaches do; it’s not news. What follows in the video below isn’t news either. No, instead, it’s a fun game! Who’s ready to play? Is this a real John Calipari Tweet? Or is it a faux...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United News: Fellaini, Januzaj, Smalling, Alves, Evans

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(@ The Buzzer) A die-hard Man City fan set up a charity for his dying son. If he meets the fund-raising goal, he will get a Man United tattoo. Here’s more in the video below: -(The Telegraph)  In the video, we...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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