Is Mario Balotelli heading for Liverpool?

  Italian press have today heavily linked Liverpool with a move for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli. Sportsmediaset report that the Anfield club have bid €22m for Super Mario which gives his current employers something to think about. Balotelli is said to be willing to leave the Rossoneri and his formidable agent Mino Raiola will be at the forefront of negotiations. …

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Gareth ThomasIs Mario Balotelli heading for Liverpool?

Barcelona banned from signing players

Barcelona have been banned from siging any players for two transfer windows after FIFA rejected their appeal on the transfers of minors. Former Barcelona player Gary Lineker posted on Twitter his feelings towards the ban, a somewhat tongue and cheek opinion… FIFA refuse Barca's appeal so no transfers for a while. Guess they'll have to make do with Messi, Suarez, …

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Do Liverpool need to sign Cavani or Falcao?

  Liverpool saw Luis Suarez join Barcelona for a mega £75m this summer, a deal that has certainly helped their bank balance but also hurts their squad depth. The sale of a man who has scored 69 goals in 110 Premier League appearances during 3 1/2 seasons at the club and won the European Golden Shoe for 2013/14 meant a …

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Gareth ThomasDo Liverpool need to sign Cavani or Falcao?

Have we just witnessed the winners of the Premier League already in Chelsea?

Chelsea came through what appeared to be a tricky affair against newly promoted Burnley, with some ease despite going 1-0 down. Jose Mourinho’s men cruised to a 3-1 lead before half-time and should have had more in the second half. A starting line up that looked strong in every position, Chelsea must be taken seriously this campaign as their squad …

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Oliver BainesHave we just witnessed the winners of the Premier League already in Chelsea?

What next for Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United?

  Manchester United fans went into this weekend’s game with Swansea City feeling confident and expectant that new boss Louis Van Gaal would be ‘bringing back the good times’. However, we sit here on Monday looking back at a 2-1 Man United loss at Old Trafford in which they impressed no one. Fans have now realised that perhaps their optimism …

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Gareth ThomasWhat next for Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United?

3 things that we learned from the first week of the Premier League

  The 2014/2015 Premier League season has kicked off and the round up of results this week paint a small picture as to what we can learn from the opening round of games. 1. Arsenal have a bench – Arsenal have the option to bring on quality to the field from their bench. Seasons before, Arsenal seemed to struggle to …

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Oliver Baines3 things that we learned from the first week of the Premier League

Five players you need in your fantasy team!

The Premier League is back tomorrow!! The excitement in building and a large part of that is the making of fantasy teams for fans to pit themselves against each other. With points available for goals, assists, clean sheets and more I take a look at five players who could be important during the first weekend of fantasy football on the …

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Gareth ThomasFive players you need in your fantasy team!

Barcelona or Real Madrid? Who looks stronger?

  This season’s El Clásico is perhaps one of the most exciting prospects in many decades. Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid side won “La decima” (a tenth European Cup) against Atlético Madrid in May and have strengthened immensely whilst Barcelona will be managed by La Masia disciple Luis Enrique. With new signings on either side and a desire to take back …

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Gareth ThomasBarcelona or Real Madrid? Who looks stronger?

Five things we learnt about Real Madrid last night

  Last night we witnessed Real Madrid’s impressive 2-0 UEFA Super Cup victory over Sevilla thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo double in either half. With Real Madrid showing off their new signings Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez there was plenty to admire from the stands. So here is 5 things I learned about Los Blancos being at the game in …

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Gareth ThomasFive things we learnt about Real Madrid last night

UEFA Super Cup Preview: Real Madrid v Sevilla

  Tonight sees the annual clash of the Champions League winners v the Europa League victors, this year featuring Real Madrid and Sevilla. It’ll be hosted by Cardiff City Stadium in the Welsh capital and i’ll be there representing Brandish.tv, so before the big European curtain raiser, here is my preview of the game: REAL MADRID V SEVILLA: 7:45pm, Sky …

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Gareth ThomasUEFA Super Cup Preview: Real Madrid v Sevilla

5 things we learned about the Championship this weekend

  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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Gareth Thomas5 things we learned about the Championship this weekend

The Championship: Five potential top goal-scorers

  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

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

Five Championship games to get excited about this weekend

Domestic football returns this weekend with the kick off of the football league! At Brandish.tv we love football and so it’s time to take a look at one of my personal favourite leagues, the Sky Bet Championship. Here is five matches to get excited about for this first weekend of action:   BLACKBURN ROVERS V CARDIFF CITY – Friday 8 …

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Gareth ThomasFive Championship games to get excited about this weekend
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Forget Man City. Why Frank Lampard will always be a Chelsea legend

What Would David Bowie Do’s Simon Poulter on why Frank Lampard’s City switch might be painful for Chelsea fans, but the player will always be a Chelsea legend. It seems trivial, in this week in which we commemorate the outbreak of World War I, that football rivalries should even be an issue. And they’re not. That is partly because the …

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AshleyForget Man City. Why Frank Lampard will always be a Chelsea legend
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5 of the best “under the radar” Premier League signings this summer – Liverpool, Everton

The transfer window has been dominated by the big names who have moved for the multi-millions this summer. The likes of Suarez, Shaw, Lallana, Sanchez, Lovren and co have been the names on everyone’s lips thus far. However, many players pass under the noses of fans without much of a mention; so here are our top 5 Premier League summer …

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Oliver Baines5 of the best “under the radar” Premier League signings this summer – Liverpool, Everton
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Five Premier League transfer flops – Liverpool and Chelsea stars

Every season football fans get ridiculously excited about the players their clubs are linked to and the players they actually sign. However, every now and then some clubs make some absolute howlers in the transfer market with high fees payed for players who quite frankly turn out to be rubbish. Here is my look at 5 players who have flopped …

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Gareth ThomasFive Premier League transfer flops – Liverpool and Chelsea stars
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The 10 best things about the 2014 World Cup

Well it’s all over, Germany are World Cup 2014 winners after a tournament of 64 matches. It flew by and in many people’s opinion was one of the best World Cups of all time! For me it was certainly the best in living memory and kept me totally gripped for a month, here is my best 10 things about the …

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Gareth ThomasThe 10 best things about the 2014 World Cup
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Liverpool/Arsenal and the race for the Premier League top 4

Last season we saw perhaps an unexpected top four as Liverpool returned to the Champions League places with a magnificent second place. Manchester City won their second Premier League title scoring 102 goals whilst Chelsea and Arsenal completed the top places. Everton and Tottenham Hotspur finished in fifth and sixth respectively in the Europa League places whilst Manchester United were down …

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Was the World Cup good for Chelsea?

So how have the Premiership clubs fared in this World Cup? Well, it has been a good one for Arsenal with three of their stars in the winning German squad, and several others (Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain) reduced to a bit part roles which in theory means they will be nice and fresh for next season. It hasn’t been so great for …

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Harry FinegoldWas the World Cup good for Chelsea?