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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

Spain’s ‘Big Three’ Are Separating Themselves From The Rest of La Liga

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It should surprise no one that this season’s title challengers in La Liga would come from the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Madrid. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and Barcelona boss Luis Enrique spent the summer green-lighting moves for some … Continue reading

Christopher Samba Handed Two-Match Ban For Offensive Gesture After Being Racially Abused

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Samba

FC Dynamo Moscow centre-back Christopher Samba has been handed a two-match ban by the Russian Football Union (RFS) for making an offensive gesture towards Torpedo Moscow supporters who had been racially abusing the former Blackburn and QPR defender during Monday’s … Continue reading

Marco Reus Set To Join Real Madrid Next Summer, Say Reports

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Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus has been the subject of constant transfer speculation. The attacking midfielder’s contract with the Bundesliga club is set to expire on June 30, 2016. But that hasn’t stopped a host of European clubs from attempting to … Continue reading

Toni Kroos Settles Into ‘Xabi Alonso’ Role And Real Madrid Are Flourishing

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Real Madrid were facing questions from fans and the media after the club stumbled at the start of the 2014-15 La Liga season. Carlo Ancelotti’s side had lost the Spanish Supercopa to city rivals, Atletico Madrid. Shortly thereafter the club dropped a league match … Continue reading

AS Roma And CSKA Moscow Facing UEFA Discipline For Champions League Fan Violence

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CSKA Moscow's supporters clash with stewards during Champions League Group E soccer match against AS Roma at the Olympic Stadium in Rome

The fallout from last week’s clash between supporters of AS Roma and CSKA Moscow during their Champions League Group E encounter in Rome could see both sides fined by UEFA. UEFA has confirmed that both the Italian and Russian club will fall … Continue reading

Liverpool Granted Permission To Redevelop Anfield By City Council

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LiverpoolRedevelopment

It was reported last week that Liverpool Football Club had submitted a proposal to the city’s council to expand Anfield’s capacity. The redevelopment – which is only phase one of the project – would focus on the Main Stand and … Continue reading

Manchester City To Consider Extending Frank Lampard’s Loan Past January

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Lampard

Speaking ahead of his club’s Capital One Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that he will consider extending midfielder Frank Lampard’s six-month loan in January. The Chelsea legend joined Manchester City in August after initially agreeing to … Continue reading

Luis Suarez To Play In Barcelona ‘B’ Friendly Against Indonesia Under-19s

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will feature in Barcelona B’s friendly against Indonesia under-19s tomorrow. The Barca boss informed the Spanish press that the striker will use the match as a way to build up his fitness. Suarez will be eligible … Continue reading

La Liga Could Turn Into One-Horse Race, As Messi and Neymar Partnership Heats Up

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It is still very early in the Spanish season, but Barcelona are giving every indication that there is going to be no repeat of last year’s up-and-down performances. For all the questions regarding the La Liga giants’ defence, Luis Enrique’s … Continue reading

Mesut Ozil Believes He Has ‘Nothing To Prove’ To His Critics

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Germany Victory Celebration - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil believes that he has always been an easy target for criticism, since his early days in Germany. Speaking to the German news agency DPA, the World Cup winner stated that he has ‘nothing to prove’ in regards to his … Continue reading

Gary Neville Believes Manchester United Are ‘Soft-Centered’ [VIDEO]

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Former Manchester United captain and current Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville commented on his former club’s 5-3 defeat at Leicester City yesterday. Neville shared his thoughts with fellow Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness and host Ed Chamberlain following … Continue reading

Premier League Clubs Are Benefiting From Influx Of South American Players

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European clubs have been increasingly snatching up South American players over the past few seasons. This summer, some of the most expensive player transfers involved South American footballers: James Rodriguez to Real Madrid (£63.2m), Luis Suarez to Barcelona (£65m) and … Continue reading

Manchester United’s Reaction To Capitulation At Leicester City Will Determine The Squad’s Mettle

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UtdLeicester

Let’s get this out of the way, Louis van Gaal’s new-look squad failed its first test in the pressure cooker that is the Barclays Premier League. Yes, referee Mark Clattenburg had a ‘shocker’ and allowed Leicester City back into the … Continue reading

Yaya Toure’s Form Is Pivotal To Manchester City’s Title Hopes

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Toure

[Programming note: Manchester City vs Chelsea will be shown LIVE on Sunday morning starting at 10:45am EST on NBC Sports Network] Manchester City’s lineup is dotted with top players at every position and each individual has an distinct value to the … Continue reading

Partizan Apologize For Anti-Semitic Banner; UEFA Open Disciplinary Proceedings

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[Warning: This article contains language and an image containing words which some readers may find offensive.] Partizan Belgrade have issued an apology for an anti-Semitic banner which was displayed by a section of their home supporters during last night’s Europa … Continue reading

Anti-Semitic Banner Branded During Europa League Match In Serbia

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[Warning: This article contains language and a picture containing words which some readers may find offensive] For the second consecutive night, fans attending a UEFA European cup tournament have marred the outcome of a match. Last night in Rome, during the … Continue reading

Paul Lambert Bringing Roy Keane To Aston Villa Trumps All Other Summer Moves

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The summer window closed amid of a flurry of transfer activity. The loudest move was undoubtedly AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao transferring to Manchester United. But the summer period was dotted with some other spectacular big-name moves: Toni Kroos and James … Continue reading

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Leaves Cardiff City ‘By Mutual Consent’

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Late Wednesday afternoon, reports began surfacing from Wales regarding the immediate future of Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Today, it can be confirmed that the 41-year-old Norwegian boss has left the club ‘by mutual consent’. A statement from chairman … Continue reading