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

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, Carragher urged the Liverpool boss to drop the Italian international […]

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Newcastle United Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez Runs Marathon Despite Battling Cancer

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 been receiving chemotherapy in Argentina and tweeted his appreciation for […]

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

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 on the Magpies’ fourth-year manager. Protests were organized and signs […]

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Barcelona Set Up For Domestic Success And Champions League Failure

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 and European decline last season. The Argentinian’s tactics and man-management […]

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Analyzing Adidas’ Steady Decline In North America

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 in Europe, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Madrid is sponsored […]

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

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 will likely explain what action it will be take within […]

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

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 to Real Sociedad, a contest which saw Real storm out of […]

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

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 a contract with the new MLS club, New York City […]

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

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 to play for Barcelona’s senior squad on October 25th, after the […]

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Premier League Clubs Are Benefiting From Influx Of South American Players

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 Angel Di Maria to Manchester United (£59.7m). Players from this […]

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

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 Rodriguez to Real Madrid, Angel Di Maria to Manchester United […]

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

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 a brace and assisted another goal as the Italian side […]

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