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Author Archives: Dan Adu-Gyamfi

Barcelona’s £16million Signing of Jeremy Mathieu Is Bad Business For The Blaugrana

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Barcelona have confirmed the signing of defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for £16million. The move displays the Catalan club’s continued deficit in the quality of defensive footballers compared to their attacking counterparts. The 30-year-old was a left-back for most of … Continue reading

Real Madrid Signing James Rodriguez May Unsettle Team Balance at Spanish Giants

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Real Madrid finally captured their tenth European title. Meanwhile, club president Florentino Perez seems to be reverting back to his old ways of signing big names over filling holes in the team. If Real Madrid acquire James Rodriguez, then it … Continue reading

Messi Will Most Likely Never Be The Best Ever And That’s Okay

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Following Sunday’s World Cup final loss to Germany, albeit in extra time, Lionel Messi’s legacy took a sharp hit. If he never wins the game’s most prestigious trophy, Messi will never be considered the greatest soccer player ever, and that’s … Continue reading

The Contenders to Win the Golden Ball Trophy At World Cup 2014

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With only four matches left in another glorious edition of the World Cup, a new champion of the tournament will be crowned soon. Another competition is heating up in Brazil as the Golden Ball is still up for the taking. … Continue reading

Thomas Muller’s Unconventional Style Produces Goals For Germany

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Thomas Muller has raised his game again in the World Cup and has been outstanding, except for his blunder on a free kick attempt against Algeria. For the Germans to beat continental rivals France on Thursday, Muller needs to continue … Continue reading

Angel Di Maria’s Rise To Elite Status Culminates In Argentina’s Run at World Cup

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Angel Di Maria’s game-winning goal against Switzerland symbolized more than helping Argentina advance to the quarterfinals. It also highlighted his year long campaign of becoming a world class player. Before the 2013-14 season started, the 26-year-old was heavily linked with … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong’

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Two college professors, Chris Anderson and David Sally, decided to write a book titled The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong to go over famous philosophies in the sport and use data to determine if notable … Continue reading

Ghana and Portugal Preview: Teams Look to Advance From Group G

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Over last weekend, Ghana and Portugal played in matches that both ended in 2-2 draws, keeping their World Cup hopes alive. In their first meeting against each other, Group G’s underachievers have one more chance to redeem themselves while potentially … Continue reading

Barcelona Sign Chile World Cup Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo

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Barcelona continue to work hard to improve their side after a disappointing season by signing Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo today from Real Sociedad for an undisclosed fee. The 31-year-old signed a four-year deal and is having a solid World Cup … Continue reading

Ghana Sends Plane Carrying $3 Million+ In Cash to Prevent Forfeit Against Portugal in World Cup

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After reports leaked from the Black Stars training camp yesterday that Ghana’s players planned on forfeiting tomorrow’s pivotal match against Portugal due to not being paid for their performances yet, Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama (pictured above) has intervened to … Continue reading

Ghana Will Defeat Portugal As Long As The Black Stars Aren’t Arrogant

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Ghana is confident they can defeat Portugal and make it to the round of 16 but they must be careful because that same demeanor is what made them lose to the United States and has them in the predicament they’re … Continue reading

Barcelona Want to Sign Uruguay and Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez, Says Report

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Fresh off scoring a brace for Uruguay to defeat England 2-1 yesterday, transfer rumors are intensifying that Barcelona want to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. The 27-year-old received a new deal from Liverpool last season but as we’ve learned from … Continue reading

Joleon Lescott Signs Two-Year Deal To Join West Bromwich Albion

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After being let go by Manchester City and becoming a hot commodity on the free market, defender Joleon Lescott signs a two-year deal with West Bromwich Albion. The 31-year-old is the first signing for manager Alan Irvine who just signed … Continue reading

Reports of Ghana Players Revolting Against Coach Are Denied By FA

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Following Ghana’s underwhelming performance in Monday’s 2-1 loss to the United States, reports from popular Ghanaian radio station Joy FM are that the Black Stars have revolted against manager Kwesi Appiah. Fans, reporters and allegedly players are upset with Appiah’s … Continue reading

Game Schedules For 2014/15 Premier League Season Are Now Available

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Today, the Premier League released its schedule of games for all 20 teams in the upcoming season. The season kicks off on August 16 and ends May 24 in what should be another unforgettable campaign. Because the Premier League demands … Continue reading

For A Different Perspective, What A Victory Would Mean For Ghana Against the United States

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After months of hype, the day is finally here. Ghana will face the U.S. in one of the World Cup’s most highly anticipated matches. For Ghanaians, this game means more than facing the Americans for the third straight time in … Continue reading

How To Watch World Cup 2014 Games At Work

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Millions around the world will struggle with the fact that while they’re at work, the World Cup will be going on and they won’t have an opportunity to watch the matches live — especially if you live on the west … Continue reading

FIFPro Criticizes Manaus’s Poor Field Conditions For England-Italy and USA-Portugal Games

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Among the many controversies of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, one of the biggest is the decision to play games in the remote Amazon city of Manaus. The first match to be played in in the arena will be England vs. … Continue reading