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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

A Tale Of Two Teams In The Capital City: Atletico Madrid And Real Madrid

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities. For Atletico Madrid, manager Diego Simeone and their supporters the early part of the season has been “the best of times”. … Continue reading

The Eyes Of The World Turn To The Theatre Of Dreams Today

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[Manchester United vs. Queens Park Rangers will be shown LIVE on NBC Sports Network at 11:00am EST] It is only the fourth match of the Premier League season, but the eyes of the world will be on the Theatre of … Continue reading

Real Madrid Versus Atletico Madrid Will Be ‘Must See Television’

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[Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid will be shown LIVE on BeinSPORT at 2:00pm EST on Saturday] There aren’t many things more exciting in soccer than a “derby” match. Every league in every country boasts a matchup of local or regional teams … Continue reading

Manchester United Defender Phil Jones Ruled Out For One Month

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Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal revealed that defender Phil Jones will be out of action for up to one month due to a torn hamstring, an injury he suffered during England’s 2-0 win … Continue reading

Brazilian Legend Pelé Unveils New Lighting System To Enhance Community Soccer Pitches

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Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has unveiled a new lighting system which uses kinetic energy from the movement of players on a pitch, as well as solar panels; to illuminate a community soccer field in Morro da Mineira, Rio de Janiero. … Continue reading

Hull City Owner Puts Club Up For Sale Due To Name Change Dispute

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Today, Hull City owner Assem Allam kept to his word and announced that he is putting the club up for sale. The Egyptian businessman had previously stated if the Football Association would not allow him to rename the team “Hull Tigers”, … Continue reading

Cristiano Ronaldo Return To Manchester United Likely Within Two Transfer Windows

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Reports emanating from England and Spain are speculating that Cristiano Ronaldo is approaching an end to his time at Real Madrid. Although the player himself has professed his “happiness” at his current club, Ronaldo has also confessed that a return to … Continue reading

Manchester United Have The Most Homegrown Players In The Premier League, Says Report

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Despite criticism that the club was abandoning their policy of promoting youth following a summer spending spree of £150 million on new arrivals, Manchester United still have the most homegrown players in the Premier League, according to a new report … Continue reading

Former EPFL Chief Executive Claims A Professional Club Is Run By ‘Criminals’

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Speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, Emanuel Medeiros claimed that a professional football club in Europe is being run by “criminals”; Medeiros is the former chief executive of the European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL). “I believe there is … Continue reading

Tottenham Will Move Out Of White Hart Lane For One Season Due To New Stadium Delay

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Tottenham Hotspur have released a statement on their official website notifying supporters that the team will have to move out of White Hart Lane for a period of one season, due to a delay in the construction of their new … Continue reading

Louis Van Gaal’s Team Selection Improves As Players Return From Injury

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Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal green-lit the signings of six new players this summer to the tune of over £150 million. But after three league matches, only two of those new arrivals, Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria, have played … Continue reading

Queens Park Rangers Facing Possible Relegation For Breach Of Financial Fair Play

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Shaun Harvey, the chief executive of the Football League, has warned Queens Park Rangers that they could be relegated or thrown out of professional football if the club fails to pay a multi-million pound Financial Fair Play (FFP) fine. QPR … Continue reading

AS Roma President Calls Mehdi Benatia ‘Poison’ And Speaks Out Against His ‘Lies’

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AS Roma president James Pallotta has released a statement hitting out at Mehdi Benatia and accused his former defender of lying. Benatia told the German publication Kicker that he had intended to stay with Roma this summer, but it was the Italian … Continue reading

Andrea Pirlo To Continue Playing International Soccer

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In a summer which has seen the international retirements of Frank Lampard, Xavi Hernandez, Xabi Alonso and Franck Ribery; Italian great Andrea Pirlo has announced that he will continue on with the Italian national team for another year. The 35-year-old … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces Trials For Television ‘Replay’ System

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Speaking at Manchester’s Soccerex, FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced plans to introduce a TV trial which would allow coaches to challenge referee decisions. The ‘replay’ system would be similar to the ones used in the NFL, tennis and Major League Baseball. … Continue reading

Angel Di Maria Responds To Florentino Perez Claims And Speculates On Ronaldo Exit

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The war of words between Angel Di Maria and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has continued through the media after the Argentina international responded to comments made by his former boss on Spanish radio. On Friday, Perez stated that the La … Continue reading

The Future Of Kevin Strootman Lies With Louis Van Gaal and Manchester United

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The summer window has been closed for a few days now, but it hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from pumping out stories of potential player moves during the January transfer period. A name that has surfaced in recent days has … Continue reading

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez Explains Sale Of Angel Di Maria

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The sale of Angel Di Maria has caused a stir in the capital city of Spain. Shortly after the player’s departure, the Spanish newspaper AS took a survey amongst Real Madrid supporters and 83.5 percent of those polled wanted the Argentina … Continue reading