Clint Dempsey – Breaking down the stumbling blocks

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Yesterday, Clint Dempsey helped Seattle Sounders overcome the Houston Dynamo 2-0, but the American did something rather unusual after the game. The USA striker walked up to a child who was sitting with his mother and asked the question, “Can I have some of your popcorn?”, after the child tilted his popcorn bowl towards the 31-year-old, Dempsey ate the handful …

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Aleksander Tonev joins Celtic from Villa

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Aleksandar Tonev has joined @CelticFC on a season-long loan deal. #AVFC pic.twitter.com/lALd6K9nDJ — Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 11, 2014 Last night, Scottish champions Celtic snapped up Aston Villa attacking midfielder Aleksander Tonev on a season-long-loan with the option of a permanent deal. Celtic who have dominated the Scottish league are always looking to bolster their sides attacking options to …

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Southampton ready to bolster defence

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Southampton have had a summer of well documented departures: Luke Shaw joined Manchester United, Calum Chambers signed for Arsenal and Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren transferred to Liverpool. Now Ronald Koeman has begun the rebuilding with the Daily Mirror believing a defender could be set to join. Steaua Bucharest and Romania centre-back Florin Gardos could be tempted to …

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5 things we learned about the Championship this weekend

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  The Championship kicked off this weekend to signal the return of domestic football in England and Wales as Blackburn Rovers drew 1-1 with relegated Cardiff City at Ewood Park on Friday night. The curtain raiser may not have been as thrilling as the Sky cameras were hoping for but the weekend did have some brilliant games in store! Here …

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Manchester City complete Mangala deal

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BBC Sport have announced the breaking news that City fans have been anticipating for some time. The Premier League champions have finally completed a deal to sign Porto defender, Eliaquim Mangala for a fee said to be around £32m. He is already a fine player,” said City boss Manuel Pellegrini. “But, in my opinion, he has all of the mental, physical, …

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West Ham after Connor Wickham

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Sky Sports have today reported that West Ham United are very interested in Sunderland striker, Connor Wickham. The Hammers have been dealt a huge blow after Andy Carroll has been told he will be out for the foreseeable future. West Ham have already signed Enner Valencia but are still looking to bolster their attacking options. Now it appears that they are …

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Thomas Vermaelen completes Barcelona switch

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Thomas Vermaelen has completed his move to Barcelona today after Arsenal agreed a £15m deal with the Spanish giants. The Belgian international passed a medical on Saturday and completed his move yesterday. Today, he has been revealed to the Camp Nou faithful. Speaking on the move, the defender said, “Coming to Barcelona is a dream move – it wasn’t a difficult …

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ONE TO WATCH – Liverpool’s Jordan Ibe

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The upcoming Premier League season will bring about many superstars and one of those talents will be Liverpool youngster Jordan Ibe. The young winger has been touted as a future star and has been showing his quality in pre-season with the Reds this summer. The 18-year-old is reminiscent of Raheem Sterling who currently occupies the left hand side for Liverpool. …

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Arsenal after Liverpool defender

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Arsenal are looking to deploy a surprise bid for Liverpool defender, Daniel Agger. The Dane is said to be seeking a move away from Anfield and Arsenal are ready to come in to bring in the Denmark international. Yesterday, Thomas Vermaelen’s deal to Barcelona was agreed as he awaits confirmation of the transfer; leaving the Gunners lighter in the central …

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Where will Schneiderlin be next season? Spurs or Saints?

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The stand-off between Southampton and their prize asset Morgan Schneiderlin is continuing according to Sky Sports. Former boss Mauricio Pochettino though is still confident Tottenham Hotspur can steal him away from the St Mary’s Stadium. Southampton have seen a mass exodus of their players this summer with Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren joining Liverpool, Luke Shaw moving to …

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The Championship: Five potential top goal-scorers

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  The Championship is back tonight as Blackburn Rovers host relegated Cardiff City in the opening clash at Ewood Park. Every season the second tier is unmatchable for unpredictability and this season will definitely be the same again! With Fulham, Cardiff and Norwich joining the division from the Premier League and a host of strong sides vying for promotion, here …

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Everton or Liverpool? Which football team did The Beatles support? #BeatlesWeek

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Pink Floyd are Gooners, The Smiths are City fans, Jacko loved Fulham FC (apparently) but what about the football allegiances of the biggest band of all time? It isn’t simple – believe me. When The Beatles were growing up in the 40s and 50s the team you supported in Liverpool said a lot more about you than just your football …

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Vidal to break Man United’s record transfer fee

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Manchester United may have missed out on Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona today but reports from Italy suggest that they will soon be the proud owners of Juventus star Arturo Vidal. ForzaItalianFootball.com believe that the deal is edging closer to completion. It has been a long standing saga through this summer which was disrupted by the World Cup in Brazil but the transfer …

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Barcelona vs Man Utd Round 2 – Juan Cuadrado

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Colombia’s outstanding attacker Juan Cuadrado apparently came out of talks with his club’s chiefs today and has told his Fiorentina bosses that he wants his team to enter negotiations with Barcelona and Manchester United. After superb performances in the World Cup for Colombia, he has emerged a top attacking target for both the Catalans and the Reds. Now it seems likely that a …

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