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Video of Sunderland v Newcastle Crowd Trouble

Sunderland’s 2-1 derby win against Newcastle was marred with skirmishes before, during and after the game at the Stadium Of Light. The Football Association (FA) is investigating the trouble to determine if Sunderland will be fined. Despicable incidents included a police horse being badly burned by fireworks before the game, […]

Joe Kinnear's Newcastle United Press Conference: Audio

We have the audio of Joe Kinnear’s unbelievable tirade against journalists from yesterday’s Newcastle United press conference. If this isn’t a sign of a club in serious trouble, I don’t know what is. What was Mike Ashley and Dennis Wise thinking about hiring Kinnear who obviously isn’t able to handle […]

How Sports TV Networks Can Shake Up Their Football Coverage

Thanks to Saturday Night Live‘s Tina Fey, there will be millions of people around the watch watching the vice-presidential debate tonight between Sarah Palin and Joseph Biden. Most people will secretly be looking forward to seeing Palin make another embarrassing gaffe. While debates can be unpredictable, nearly all football related […]

Breaking News: Joe Kinnear Named Newcastle Interim Manager

Newcastle United has named Joe Kinnear as their interim manager until the end of October. Newcastle Executive Director Dennis Wise must have had his grubby hands involved in the appointment of Kinnear. The Irishman managed Wimbledon from 1992 to 1999. But while Kinnear never managed Wise at Wimbledon, there’s undoubtedly […]

How To Make Newcastle United A Successful Club Again

Contrary to popular belief, Newcastle United is not a poisoned club. Nor are they jinxed with injuries. At worst, they’re a poorly run club who has made one bad decision after another after another. With news that a Nigerian consortium are interested in buying Newcastle, Toon fans will be keeping […]

West Ham United To Wear Squad Numbers On Shirts

West Ham United’s shirt fiasco is far from over. The east London club has received permission from the Premier League to feature squad numbers on the front of their shirts beginning with tomorrow’s game at home against Newcastle United. After their sponsor XL Holidays went bankrupt, West Ham had patches […]

Mike Ashley Snubs Dubai Investors For Cocktails

Yesterday in Dubai, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley was offered $360 million for the club by Dubai investors, but called the offer an insult and snubbed Arab investors to instead partake in drinking cocktails at a local bar, according to ArabianBusiness.com. Ashley reportedly received the offer earlier in the day […]

Ten Football Stories To Make You Go Hmm

Here are the top 10 football-related stories today that caught my eye: Newcastle’s Tony Jimenez In UAE To Find Club Buyer (Arabian Business) The Return Of The Ligapokal (Bundesliga Talk) La Liga Team Of The Week: Numancia (La Liga Talk) How The Donovan Deal to Bayern Munich Could Have Killed […]

Freddie Mac, Merrill Lynch and Mike Ashley

A while ago, an SNL skit featured an ad for a book that could get you out of debt and save your life.  It was called “Don’t Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford.”  It’s a book that the CEOs and owners behind Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers, as well as Mike […]

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Ralf Rangnick Quits As Schalke Manager

Ralf Rangnick has quit as manager of Schalke. The manager, who took his side to the Champions League semi-final last season, cited exhaustion as the reason he resigned. So far this season, Schalke have lost against Wolsfburg, Stuttgart and Bayern Munich. Schalke plays Freiburg tomorrow with Seppo Eichkorn taking over as interim […]

For Those About To Skip Work, We Salute You

Tried listening to the BBC Five Live live broadcast from work a few minutes ago to listen to the Germany v Costa Rica match, but alas — for those souls outside of the UK, like me — the Beeb doesn’t have rights to broadcast the match overseas. Probably the worst […]

Who Replaces Beasley for the US?

DaMarcus Beasley’s injury for Rangers in this week’s Champions League action opens the door for several left footed players in the US National Team setup while Beasley is nursing his injury over the next several months. Eric Wynalda pointed out on CSRN’s “Around the League” this week that during the […]

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Alleged global soccer match-fixer freed in Singapore

A Singaporean accused of leading the world’s largest football match-fixing syndicate was freed on Wednesday after a surprise court ruling seen as a blow to efforts to rid global sport of corruption. Businessman Dan Tan, who was arrested in September 2013 but never tried, was released after the Court of […]

Pellegrini: Juventus a gauge of Manchester City’s Champions League potential

Manchester City must put their “difficult situation” behind them and use Wednesday’s clash against Juventus as a test of their Champions League-winning potential, according to their coach Manuel Pellegrini. City, who have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition, face the Italian champions looking for revenge following their […]