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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

Toni Kroos enjoying positive start to his Real Madrid career

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German international Toni Kroos has settled in quickly at Real Madrid after completing his summer move from Bayern Munich. In an interview with UEFA.com, the versatile midfielder discussed his new life in Spain, working alongside manager Carlo Ancelotti and his … Continue reading

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng reveals Barcelona snub

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Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has revealed Barcelona tried to sign him last summer but the German international decided to remain with the Bundesliga champions. Boateng becomes the second defender in less than a week to confirm he turned down an … Continue reading

Copa del Rey final likely to be staged at the Santiago Bernabeu

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  The date of the Copa del Rey final to be played between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona has already been confirmed – May 30th. But the location of the event has yet to be determined. Unlike most European countries, Spain … Continue reading

Real Madrid may give Martin Odegaard his Champions League debut next week

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Real Madrid are once again deciding whether or not they will give Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard his Champions League debut. After naming Odegaard to his Champions League squad for the knockout stages, manager Carlo Ancelotti omitted the midfielder from his 20-man squad which … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid reject reports linking club to Edinson Cavani

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Atletico Madrid have rejected reports linking the La Liga side with the summer signing of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to club sources. Earlier today, the French daily L’Equipe reported Atletico manager Diego Simeone had requested the club sign the Uruguayan … Continue reading

Manchester United to decide on Radamel Falcao’s future this summer

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Manchester United have not made a decision on the future of Radamel Falcao – despite reports to the contrary - and a ruling on the Colombia international’s fate will be determined by manager Louis van Gaal at the end of the season. United hold a £43 … Continue reading

Barcelona’s Dani Alves close to signing for another club, says player’s agent

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Barcelona defender Dani Alves is “close to reaching an agreement with another club”, according to the player’s agent, Dinorah Santana. Alves has been the subject of ongoing transfer speculation since Barcelona have failed to offer the right-back a contract extension. Last week, … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid want to sign Edinson Cavani, says report

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has requested the signing of Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani as a stipulation for renewing his contract with the La Liga club, according to the French publication L’Equipe. L’Equipe goes on to claim Atletico defender … Continue reading

Barcelona midfielder Xavi set to join New York City FC in 2016, says report

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According to the Spanish radio show El Larguero, Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez is set to join New York City FC in 2016. Last summer, reports surfaced linking the Spain international with the new Major League Soccer franchise – as well … Continue reading

Tottenham want to replace Roberto Soldado with Carlos Bacca

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Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to offload misfiring striker Roberto Soldado this summer and have earmarked Sevilla’s Carlos Bacca as his replacement. Soldado was signed from Valencia for a fee of £26 million in August 2013, but the Spanish forward has … Continue reading

Barcelona aware of Villarreal threat heading into Copa del Rey second leg

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has heaped praise on Villarreal prior to Wednesday night’s decisive second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals. Villarreal are coming off of an exciting 1-1 draw with league-leaders Real Madrid and have been playing some of … Continue reading

Louis van Gaal has no concerns over Angel di Maria’s recent form

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said he had no concerns over the recent form of Angel di Maria and went on to say the Argentina international has the capability to be “the best player in the world” in his … Continue reading

Leeds United fan group set to approach Russell Crowe over club investment

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Leeds LLP, a group that supports fan ownership of Leeds United, has confirmed they will approach New Zealand actor Russell Crowe in order to hold face-to-face talks regarding his possible investment in the club. The Oscar-winner has been a life-long Leeds … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid set to announce summer tour of China

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Atletico Madrid are in the process of finalizing the details which will see the reigning champions of Spain embark on a brief summer tour of China this summer. The confirmed dates for the friendlies are: July 28, August 1 and … Continue reading

Real Madrid continuing to struggle against La Liga’s top clubs this season

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Earlier this season, Real Madrid were running past opponents at a record pace, as Carlo Ancelotti’s side went on a 22-match winning streak in all competitions from October to December. But lately the Spanish giants have been dealt some adversity. … Continue reading

Villarreal motivated by recent results and ready for Barcelona clash on Wednesday

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Villarreal

Villarreal have continued to be one of the more entertaining teams in Spain this season. Following a sixth place finish in 2013-14, second year coach Marcelino has targeted Champions League qualification for the Yellow Submarine, and his side are currently battling … Continue reading

Criticism of Manuel Pellegrini unfair following defeats to Barcelona and Liverpool

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini’s tactics are once again being called in to question after his side suffered back-to-back defeats to Barcelona and Liverpool. Fans and pundits have dissected the Chilean boss’ formation choices against his past two opponents, with … Continue reading

PSG defender Marquinhos confirms interest from Barcelona and Manchester United

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Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has confirmed Barcelona and Manchester United tried to sign him last summer. The Brazilian centre-back has been linked with both clubs with reports claiming Barcelona had a big-money bid rejected, while United had a £30 million … Continue reading