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Torino manager confirms Matteo Darmian transfer to Manchester United

Torino manager Giampiero Ventura has confirmed that defender Matteo Darmian is now officially a Manchester United player. The news was broken by Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano this evening. “Darmian will play in the Champions League with Manchester United,” Ventura told Sky Italia. “Matteo deserves a top team and always dreamed […]

Italian Football Federation President Calls For TV Replays After Juventus-Roma Clash

Italian Football Federation President Carlo Tavecchio said he plans to request to FIFA the use of television replays for questionable calls following widespread scrutiny of officiating decisions during Sunday’s Serie A clash between league leaders, Juventus and AS Roma. The president also called for players and officials at Juventus and Roma to ‘tone things down’ […]

Andrea Pirlo To Continue Playing International Soccer

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 midfielder told Gazzetta TV that he had been considering retirement, […]

Top 4 Tactical Innovations in Soccer

Following the impressive performances – most notably the 5-1 victory over the defending champions Spain – of Louis van Gaal’s Dutch side in the World Cup, a new formation seems to be in vogue…the 3-5-2. In reality, many sides have utilized a back four in the last decade with Marcelo […]

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West Ham United Agree Zola Deal

Sky Sports News is reporting that Gianfranco Zola has agreed a deal to be the new West Ham United manager. According to the news channel, the Chelsea legend has agreed a three year contract at the Hammers. Zola will be flying into London tomorrow to sign the contract. West Ham […]

Fabio Capello And The England Goalkeeper Debate

On Sunday’s BBC 606 Football Phone In, co-host Gabriele Marcotti made an interesting point that I believe Fabio Capello has already considered. Baring match fitness and current form, the starting outfield ten for England will mostly pick themselves for the group stages of next summer’s World Cup, and more importantly […]

Birmingham Defeat of Chelsea Fits Classic Top v Bottom Stereotype

Birmingham’s victory yesterday was one of the classic stereotypes of the Premier League, a unfancied side in the relegation places prior to kick off defeating the reigning champions by going ahead and defending that lead with their lives.

Playing a system that isolated their midfield and relied on the forward holding the ball up from the off, it was against the run of play that Birmingham took the lead after 17 minutes.

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Swansea 2-2 Spurs: Free-kick specialist Christian Eriksen denies Swans victory [VIDEO]

Christian Eriksen stunned Swansea with two brilliant free-kicks after Tottenham striker Harry Kane had scored a spectacular own goal. Eriksen scored an 89th-minute winner on his previous visit to the Liberty Stadium and his dead-ball accuracy spared Spurs' blushes in a thrilling 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw. Tottenham dominated for […]

5 leading contenders for Liverpool manager’s job at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers' sacking at Liverpool leaves owners Fenway Sports Group looking for their fourth manager in five years. Here Press Association Sport looks at the contenders. JURGEN KLOPP Undoubtedly the fans' favourite, the out-of-work former Borussia Dortmund manager's philosophies are seen by many as the perfect fit at Anfield but […]