Was Messi really the best player at the World Cup?

As Messi picks up the Golden Ball award for being the best player at the World Cup – many would argue there are a host of other players who should be considered for the award. Was Messi a worthy winner? The Argentine picked up 4 goals and 1 assist in the World Cup and carried his country to the final. However, …

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Oliver BainesWas Messi really the best player at the World Cup?

Scolari leaves Brazil

Luiz Felipe Scolari have left his position as manager of the Brazil football team after failing to achieve World Cup glory in their own nation. Scolari faced heavy criticism after the host nation fell to a dismal 7-1 defeat at the hands of eventual winners, Germany. Conceding 5 goals in the opening 29 minutes piled on the dismay for Scolari …

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Oliver BainesScolari leaves Brazil
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How does Luis Suarez fit in at Barcelona?

So it’s finally official, Luis Suarez has left the Premier League and will join Barcelona in a deal worth £75m. Suarez of course is under a 4 month ban handed down to him by FIFA after he bit the shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in their World Cup clash. His appeal against this was rejected yesterday meaning other than the official photo …

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Gareth ThomasHow does Luis Suarez fit in at Barcelona?

Manchester United move closer to Di Maria transfer

Angel Di Maria could soon be announced as a Manchester United player as The Metro report that a deal looks close. It is thought the contract could be worth around £150,000-a-week. Di Maria has been one of the standout players in domestic world football over the past 6/7 months and was key in Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey and Champions …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United move closer to Di Maria transfer

Leicester still chasing club-record signing

Leicester City were dealt a blow when Brighton and Hove Albion informed them that they had rejected their £6.25m bid for striker Leonardo Ulloa. The Telegraph report at least three offers have now been rejected for the Argentine. Leicester were promoted from the Championship as champions but feel Ulloa can bolster their attacking options. This comes after their bid for Cardiff …

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Gareth ThomasLeicester still chasing club-record signing
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Luis Suarez’s best 5 goals for Liverpool

Luis Suarez today joined Spanish giants Barcelona from Liverpool but over his time in the Premier League the 27 year old scored some unbelievable goals! With 69 in 110 league games, here is (in my opinion of course) his top 5 strikes!   Liverpool 4-1 West Brom 26/10/2013 Liverpool thumped West Brom at Anfield and Luis Suarez scored a magnificent …

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Gareth ThomasLuis Suarez’s best 5 goals for Liverpool

Loic Remy to choose Arsenal or Spurs?

Loic Remy will have some decisions to make as North-London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham chase his signature. The Independent report that the QPR striker could be worth £8m. Yesterday Arsenal completed the impressive signing of Alexis Sanchez and any deal for Loic Remy would certainly bolster their squads front line that came under criticism at points last year. Remy scored 14 goals in 26 …

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Gareth ThomasLoic Remy to choose Arsenal or Spurs?

Man Utd target to chose Lazio instead!

Manchester United look set to miss out on Netherlands defender Stefan De Vrij as he gets ready to chose Lazio instead. The Daily Express have reported that the 22 year old may not be appearing at Old Trafford next season as expected. United were heavily linked with De Vrij because his Holland boss, Louis Van Gaal, will of course be taking …

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Gareth ThomasMan Utd target to chose Lazio instead!
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It’s official – Suarez signs for Barcelona – pics. Five year deal

The Barca Twitter feed has just confirmed the news we have been expecting for a day or two now. Luis Suarez has now joined the Catalan club. The club website has the following FC Barcelona and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Luis Suárez. The Uruguayan will be travelling to Barcelona next week for a medical, …

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AshleyIt’s official – Suarez signs for Barcelona – pics. Five year deal

Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen on his way to Barcelona?

Tottenham defender Jav Vertonghen has been once again linked with a move to Barcelona in light of his impressive World Cup displays for Belgium. The 27-year-old is believed to be on the radar of Barcelona and Vertonghen’s agent has stirred speculation further by failing to mention which clubs are interested in his player - “Jan enjoys the attention of several teams,” said …

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Oliver BainesTottenham’s Jan Vertonghen on his way to Barcelona?

Bony moving closer to Liverpool switch

Sky Sports sources have indicated that Swansea striker Wilfried Bony is moving closer to a move to Liverpool. Liverpool have target Bony as one replacement for Luis Suarez who looks set to leave for Barcelona. The Ivory Coast international is said to be keen on a move to Anfield as Bony’s agent has met with Liverpool to discuss personal terms. Liverpool …

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Oliver BainesBony moving closer to Liverpool switch

Sunderland ready to shell out £8m for Borini

Loanee sensation Fabio Borini could make a quick return to Wearside this summer as Sunderland have raced in with an £8m for the Italian and Liverpool striker according to the Daily Mail. Borini who has already done the rounds in the Premier League despite only 23-years-old has played for Chelsea, Swansea, Liverpool and Sunderland. Now, it looks like Borini’s stay …

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Oliver BainesSunderland ready to shell out £8m for Borini

Khedira rejects new Madrid deal – is he on his way to Arsenal?

German international Sami Khedira has apparently turned down a new deal at Real Madrid according to reports; antagonising more speculation that he is about to move to Arsenal. Khedira has been on the books at Arsenal for a while now and this summer has raised up more speculation as the German is looking set to move away from Spain after turning …

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Oliver BainesKhedira rejects new Madrid deal – is he on his way to Arsenal?

“I was 2cm away from being paralysed” – Neymar

A tearful Neymar struggled to contemplate what might have been if the tackle which ended his World Cup had been the tackle which ended his career. The 22-year-old Brazilian wonder-kid fractured vertebra when he was maliciously kneed in the back by Colombia’s Juan Zuniga in Brazil’s 2-1 Quarter Final win. “God blessed me” – the simple words which echoed the …

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Oliver Baines“I was 2cm away from being paralysed” – Neymar

Alexis Sanchez completes his move to Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez has completed his move to Arsenal last night after Arsenal and Barcelona agreed a fee for the striker said to be £35m. The Chilean has been a huge hit already since arriving and has stirred much excitement amongst social media fans across Twitter and the like. Finally, Arsene Wenger has taken a chance in the transfer window in signing …

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Oliver BainesAlexis Sanchez completes his move to Arsenal

Two 15 year olds get Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea & Arsenal excited!

Joao Filipe and Joao Virginia… Heard of them? Nope, not surprised! These two 15 year olds are playing for Portuguese champions Benfica but according to the Daily Express they could be making a move to England soon. Joao Filipe has been dubbed the next Cristiano Ronaldo and is a tricky winger who can play across the front in a range of …

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Where’s Fellaini’s hair gone?! … And other barnets from the world of football!

Notice anything different? Do you even recognise who this is? It’s Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini and he’s sensationally shaved off his infamous afro!! Fellaini has made over 150 Premier League appearances for Everton and Manchester United combined but always with his recognisable barnet, next season we’ll be seeing a different look from the Belgian! Louis Van Gaal will be hoping …

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Gareth ThomasWhere’s Fellaini’s hair gone?! … And other barnets from the world of football!
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5 Championship players set to storm the Premier League

This season the Premier League will be joined by Leicester City, Burnley and Queen’s Park Rangers who were all promoted from the Championship. Every season some of those players who have proved themselves in the second tier make the step up to the top flight and terrorise the bigger teams. As an avid fan of the Championship, i’ve decided to …

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Liverpool tempted by a move for Swansea’s Ben Davies

Brendan Rodgers is preparing to raid his old club for young left-back Ben Davies. The Daily Telegraph that Liverpool will be ready to use some of the £75m gained from the sale of Luis Suarez to fund a £10m move for the welshman. Suarez is expected to complete his move to Barcelona this week, despite his 4 month ban from football …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool tempted by a move for Swansea’s Ben Davies

Mario Mandzukic joins Spanish champions Atlético Madrid

Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic has swapped German champions Bayern Munich to join Spanish La Liga winners Atlético Madrid on a 4 year deal. Mandzukic will be the man to replace Diego Costa who joined Chelsea earlier this summer for £32m. Mandzukic scored 33 goals in 54 Bundesliga appearances after joining from Wolfsburg for €13m in June 2012. Goal.com believe this …

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Gareth ThomasMario Mandzukic joins Spanish champions Atlético Madrid