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Author Archives: Peter Quinn

About Peter Quinn

Although a college basketball coach for sixteen years on the NCAA Division I and II levels, Peter has been an avid football fan for more than half his life. He considers himself a student of coaching and team management. As well as coaching, Peter has spent time working in Sports Information at various colleges and universities. His articles on European football have been picked up by International Business Times UK and USA Today. Twitter: @CoachPeteQuinn

David de Gea says playing in England has changed him for the better

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says playing in England has changed him for the better. De Gea is preparing to start for Spain today against the Netherlands in a rematch of Holland’s 5-1 victory over Spain during last summer’s World … Continue reading

European clubs preparing for summer battle over Brazilian midfielder Firmino

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Some of Europe’s top clubs are preparing for a summer battle over Brazilian midfielder Firmino. Firmino has risen to fame in the Bundesliga this season while playing for Hoffenheim and scored the winning goal in Brazil’s 1-0 win over Chile at the … Continue reading

Johan Cruyff slams current state of Dutch national team

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Legendary Dutch international Johan Cruyff has slammed the current state of Holland’s national team in the wake of their 1-1 draw against Turkey this weekend. On Saturday, Netherlands were saved blushes in front of their home supporters after a shot … Continue reading

Zinedine Zidane says he would coach Real Madrid if offered the job

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Zinedine Zidane says he would coach Real Madrid if he was offered the job. However, the former France international went on to say the club already has a manager in charge who is doing a good job. In recent weeks, Zidane … Continue reading

River Plate goalkeeper Augusto Batalla edging closer to Real Madrid move

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River Plate goalkeeper Augusto Batalla is edging closer to a move to Real Madrid, according to the Argentine club’s president. Batalla, a member of Argentina’s under-2o side, was the subject of an approach from Real Madrid during the dying hours of the … Continue reading

Manchester United target Mats Hummels considering his future at Borussia Dortmund

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German international Mats Hummels has admitted he is considering a future away from Borussia Dortmund. Since the summer, Hummels has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United. But the defender has always denied any interest in leaving Dortmund, where … Continue reading

Toni Kroos says Spanish media changes direction like a flag in the wind

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has compared the Spanish press to a flag that changes direction as the wind blows. This season, Kroos and his teammates have reached magnificent heights in Madrid, winning 22-straight matches in all competitions while taking … Continue reading

Bayern Munich eager to sign 15-year-old Croatian wonderkid Toni Trograncic

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Fifteen-year-old Croatian wonderkid Toni Trograncic has taken part in a first-team training session with Bayern Munich. The club has been monitoring the young Croatian for quite some time and are eager to sign the midfielder after losing out to Real Madrid … Continue reading

AS Roma defender Leandro Castan nearing return following brain surgery

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AS Roma defender Leandro Castan is nearing a return to first team action after undergoing brain surgery in December. The 28-year-old Brazilian center-back made his last appearance for Roma on September 13th against Empoli. Castan was substituted at halftime of … Continue reading

Barcelona’s Jordi Alba ruled out for 10 days after suffering hamstring injury

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Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has been ruled out for ten days after suffering a hamstring injury while on international duty for Spain. The injury took place during the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Spain and Ukraine on Friday – which Spain won by … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid defender Miranda reluctant to discuss future plans

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Atletico Madrid defender Miranda has refused to confirm whether or not he leave the club in the near future. Last month, the Brazilian center-back was linked with a move away from the La Liga champions this summer. In recent years, Miranda … Continue reading

Pepe set to sign contract extension with Real Madrid until June 2018

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Pepe is set to sign a contract extension with Real Madrid until June 2018, according to a report from the Spanish newspaper AS. The Portuguese defender has been in talks with the club for several months, with earlier reports believing … Continue reading

Barcelona midfielder Xavi photograpped in Qatar ahead of reported move

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On Friday, Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez was photographed taking pictures with fans in Qatar, just a day after news broke of his summer move to the Qatari side Al Sadd. It is not yet known why the former Spain international was in the sovereign … Continue reading

Zinedine Zidane praises Bayern Munich during 3-day visit [VIDEO]

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Former World Cup winner and current Real Madrid Castilla head coach Zinedine Zidane has taken time during the international break to visit Bayern Munich and has praised the organization and family atmosphere at the German club. The legendary player was among … Continue reading

Diego Simeone delivers inspirational message to Atletico Madrid fans [VIDEO]

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Diego Simeone has delivered a video message to Atletico Madrid supporters and players following his contract renewal. Simeone extended his deal with the club until June 2020 earlier this week. It is understood Atletico Madrid made the manager the highest … Continue reading

Pepe Reina urges David de Gea to stay at Manchester United

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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Pepe Reina has urged David de Gea to ignore interest from Real Madrid and remain at Manchester United. De Gea has been the subject of transfer speculation with his contract set to expire in June 2016. During an … Continue reading

Thomas Vermaelen could make his Barcelona debut after the international break

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Thomas Vermaelen could make his Barcelona debut after the international break according to the doctor who operated on the defender. The Belgian took part in his first training session with the club on Wednesday after being sidelined for nearly four months … Continue reading

Bayern Munich searching for Pep Guardiola’s successor with contract renewal in doubt

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Bayern Munich have started the search for Pep Guardiola’s replacement since it is becoming increasingly unlikely the manager will extend his contract past the summer of 2016. According to various reports, Bayern executives have identified Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien Favre and … Continue reading