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Gareth Bale to Man United, Luiz Gustavo to Arsenal and Other Ridiculous Rumors: Nightly Soccer Report

newsagent shop Gareth Bale to Man United, Luiz Gustavo to Arsenal and Other Ridiculous Rumors: Nightly Soccer Report

Tonight’s transfer speculation in the media is a perfect example of why it’s called the silly season. For the past 10 days, there’s been plenty of talk about Bayern Munich’s Luiz Gustavo being interested in moving to the Premier League, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressing an interest. However, there’s nothing concrete there, but The Guardian finally ran a story about it.

Meanwhile, over at The Independent, they’re reporting that Manchester United may be interested in putting in a bid for Gareth Bale. Good luck with that.

On another transfer-related story, Sky Sports is reporting that Luis Suarez has no plans to apologize for his actions to try to force a move out of Liverpool.

What do these stories have in common? Very weak, or no, attribution, which makes it very difficult to discern which of these three stories, if any, have a grain of truth to them. Yes, Arsenal is interested in Luiz Gustavo, but isn’t everyone?

Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:

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8 Responses to Gareth Bale to Man United, Luiz Gustavo to Arsenal and Other Ridiculous Rumors: Nightly Soccer Report

  1. Jason says:

    Love the commentary. Literally had me chuckle out loud.

  2. Steven K. says:

    Benzema will join Arsenal while Suarez will join Real Madrid. Everyone will be happy except Liverpool who even with the Suarez money won’t be able to attract world class players to join them.

    Should this happen Arsenal might just win the EPL title while Liverpool will finish outside the top 4 again and will go trophyless for another season.

    • Mike says:

      I agree that Arsenal are just aplayer or two away from being serious title contenders and signing either Suarez or Benzema willtake them there.

      As for Liverpool I really see them struggling to break into the top 4 or win anything soon. Besides, I think Rodgers is way overrated as a manager and this season I can see Everton stay ahead of them and Swansea finish above them too.

  3. Justin says:

    someone please tell me how these ads work – every time I try to read an article I’m forced to watch some commercial… the user experience of this website has gone WAY down and it’s quite disappointing to be honest.

    Yes, I still come to try to read articles, but I’m finding myself avoiding this site a bit more because of the ads. It is honestly worth looking into other revenue streams or you’re going to get a pretty high bounce rate and less time-on-site per person. Just saying.

    Off to Yahoo’s “Dirty Tackle” instead.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      You’ll see one 15-30 second ad that will be displayed — just like YouTube — before you can see our content. Then you won’t see another video ad for 24 hours.

      We’ve looked into other revenue streams, and this one is the best one in order to generate money so we can pay the bills and continue running the site. Since launching the pre-roll video three weeks ago, the bounce rate is lower, and the average time on site has increased.

    • Guy says:

      If you don’t let the ad run through to the end, then yes, it will run again if you come back later.

      These things are popping up more and more. They may be annoying, but they are necessary for those running sites such as this one. The internet isn’t free.

      Not a deal breaker for me.

  4. Guy says:

    Well, Stoke started the ball rolling with subsidized travel for away matches with their free official coaches. With Chelsea now on board I expect the trend to pick up. Other fans are going to rightfully start demanding equal treatment from their own clubs.

    Considering the millions of ££ clubs are raking in it seems the least they can do for their fans.

  5. Matt says:

    God, we need football to start so this can stop.

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