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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

Roy Keane Leaves Assistant Manager Role At Aston Villa

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Assistant manager Roy Keane has left Aston Villa with immediate effect. The 43-year-old Irishman confessed that he had been struggling to combine his position with the Premier League club with the job he holds with the Republic of Ireland; Keane … Continue reading

Alan Pardew Thanks His Good Fortune For Signing Ayoze Perez

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Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match against West Ham, Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew admitted his side were fortunate to find striker Ayoze Perez. The English club were able to beat out the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona for the young forward’s signature this … Continue reading

Brazilian Striker Brandao Handed One-Month Jail Sentence For Headbutting Thiago Motta

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Brazilian striker Brandao has been handed a one-month jail sentence along with a £16,000 fine for headbutting Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta. The Bastia player had already been given a six-month ban by the Ligue de Football Professionnel for an … Continue reading

Brazil Legend Pele In Sao Paulo Special Care Unit

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Pele, the Brazilian legend and humanitarian, has been transferred to a special care unit at the Albert Einstein hospital after having treatment for a urinary infection. The 74-year-old was admitted to the hospital on Monday and is said to be … Continue reading

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Selects His “Dream” Starting Eleven [VIDEO]

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Paris Saint-Germain has released a video of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic selecting his “dream” starting eleven on the club’s official YouTube channel. The Sweden international uses an adjective for each player in his squad, giving a little insight into what he thinks of … Continue reading

Carlo Ancelotti Deserves More Credit For Real Madrid’s Accomplishments

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“Real Madrid should win La Liga and the Champions League every year with the talent in their squad.” “Anyone could win games with a squad full of players like that.” Football fans have either made or heard statements like these regarding Real Madrid … Continue reading

Uruguay Football Association Wants Luis Suarez International Ban Reduced Before Copa America

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The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) is planning to talk with FIFA in order to have Luis Suarez’s international ban reduced. Although the Barcelona striker can now play for his club, Suarez still has eight matches remaining on his international ban for … Continue reading

Bayern Munich President Says Xherdan Shaqiri Can Go To Another Club In January

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Honorary Bayern Munich President Franz Beckenbauer informed the media that midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri can go to another club in January because the German giants only want players who want to stay with the Bundesliga champions. Rumors have been mounting for weeks … Continue reading

Alessio Cerci Finding Out About Life At Atletico Madrid

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Midfielder Alessio Cerci has been finding life at Atletico Madrid difficult since he arrived in the Spanish capital from Torino in late August. The Italian came to La Liga with expectations of being a major component in Diego Simeone’s championship side. … Continue reading

Barcelona Weathered The Early Storm But Luis Enrique Expects More Struggles

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Heading into his side’s Champions League Group F match against APOEL today (live on FOX Soccer 2GO at 2:45pm ET for viewers in the US), manager Luis Enrique has confessed that Barcelona had a momentary drop in form following their 3-1 defeat … Continue reading

Real Madrid To Participate In 2015 International Champions Cup In Australia

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Victoria sports minister Damien Drum has confirmed that Real Madrid will take part in next summer’s edition of the International Champions Cup (ICC) which will be held in Melbourne, Australia from July 18-24. The Spanish giants will be making their debut … Continue reading

UEFA Team Of The Year Shortlist Revealed; Bayern Munich Lead With 9 Nominations

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UEFA has revealed the 40-man shortlist for its Team of the Year with German champions Bayern Munich leading the way with nine nominations. The nominees were determined based on their overall performances in European club football and international competitions. The best eleven will … Continue reading

Ander Herrera Biding His Time While Louis Van Gaal Finds ‘Balance’ At Manchester United

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The last time Ander Herrera made an appearance for Manchester United was against West Bromwich Albion on October 20th. The midfielder started the game but was replaced at halftime by Marouane Fellaini. It was learned that Herrera had “tweaked” his rib; an injury that … Continue reading

David Moyes Makes A Quiet Debut In Spain

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Former Manchester United manager David Moyes made his debut in Spain yesterday as his new club, Real Sociedad, traveled to Deportivo La Coruna for the late match on the Saturday La Liga schedule. His Spanish debut didn’t start with a “bang”, … Continue reading

AS Roma Center-Back Leandro Castan To Undergo Brain Surgery

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AS Roma have confirmed that defender Leandro Castan will undergo brain surgery to resolve a malformation. The 28 year-old Brazilian centre-back made his last appearance for the Serie A club on September 13th against Empoli. Castan was substituted at halftime … Continue reading

Sami Khedira Has Signed A Pre-Contract Agreement With Bayern Munich, Says Report

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Late yesterday, Spain’s premier radio network Cadena SER broke news that Real Madrid would not be offering midfielder Sami Khedira a new contract. Speculation is the club was unhappy with the German international for failing to renew his contract with … Continue reading

Juventus To Announce New Deals For Giorgio Chiellini And Gianluigi Buffon

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Juventus will hold a press conference today where it is expected the Serie A club will announce it has signed new deals with goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and defender Giorgio Chiellini. The contracts are expected to keep the players with the … Continue reading

Real Madrid Will Not Renew Sami Khedira’s Contract; Have Agreement In Place For Another Midfielder, Says Report

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Spain’s premier radio network Cadena SER is reporting that Real Madrid have refused to renew the contract of midfielder Sami Khedira. The German international will be out of contract with the Spanish club in June 2015. Khedira has been the … Continue reading