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Jamie Carragher Suggests Leaving Mario Balotelli Out Against Real Madrid [VIDEO]

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has suggested that Brendan Rodgers leave striker Mario Balotelli out of his starting eleven in order to give his side the best chance of beating Real Madrid on Wednesday. Speaking on Sky Sports: Monday Night Football, … Continue reading

Newcastle United Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez Runs Marathon Despite Battling Cancer

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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In September, the public was made aware of Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez’s battle with testicular cancer after the player thanked fans via his Twitter account and during an interview with Argentinian television. At the time, the 31-year-old confirmed that he had … Continue reading

Premier League’s Game Abroad Proposal Will Be Met By A Fierce Backlash From Supporters

Posted on by Matt Jones
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After pleading with your boss to let you out a few minutes early, you just about make the train in time. Still uncomfortable in work attire on a jam-packed carriage, you occasionally wonder why you bother. Why not just go … Continue reading

Papiss Cisse’s Performances Have Granted Alan Pardew A Stay Of Execution

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Over the past few weeks, it appeared Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was a dead-man walking. A large section of the club’s supporters, – who were fed up with a year’s worth of dismal performances – had focused their attention … Continue reading

Barcelona Set Up For Domestic Success And Champions League Failure

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Last May, when Luis Enrique was appointed manager of Barcelona, the 44-year-old inherited a group of players that hadn’t lived up to the lofty expectations of previous Barcelona sides. Former coach “Tata” Martino played a role in the Catalan club’s domestic … Continue reading

Analyzing Adidas’ Steady Decline In North America

Posted on by Saad Rashid
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When thinking of the two main companies for sports, whether it may be footwear or kits, the names that immediately come to everyone’s mouths are Nike and Adidas. A good example of this is two of the biggest football/soccer clubs … Continue reading

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Russian Football Union Investigating Claims Of Racial Abuse Against Brazilian Forward Hulk

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk has informed the Russian Football Union of racial abuse directed towards him by Spartak Moscow fans during a Russian Premier League match this past weekend. The Russian Football Union is now investigating the incidents and … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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

Liverpool Granted Permission To Redevelop Anfield By City Council

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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

Premier League Clubs Are Benefiting From Influx Of South American Players

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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

Off-field Matters Attract Players To Manchester United

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
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Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alacantara and Gareth Bale – these are but a few names that turned down a move to Manchester United after the club lifted its 20th English title – 11 points ahead of second place, Manchester City. Stars … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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[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

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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

Managerial Options Are Limited For Newcastle United Should Alan Pardew Get Sacked

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Unfortunately for Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew it appears he is a ‘dead man walking’. The 53-year-old is only a few seasons removed from winning both the Premier League Manager of the Season and LMA Manager of the Year awards after … Continue reading

AS Roma’s Champions League Victory Over CSKA Moscow Marred By Crowd Violence

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Earlier this evening, AS Roma returned to the UEFA Champions League following a three-year absence from the European competition. The Giallorossi announced their re-emergence into the tournament by smashing CSKA Moscow by a score of 5-1. Former Arsenal striker Gervinho scored … Continue reading