Manchester United – Would Marcelo be a good signing?

Manchester United have had well documented defensive problems so far in Louis Van Gaal’s reign, the club failed to sign a world class centre-back and new boy Luke Shaw has struggled to get fit meaning most games have seen make-shift back lines. On Monday the Daily Express reported that Manchester United were set to launch a bid to sign Brazil left-back …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United – Would Marcelo be a good signing?

Manchester City update – Dani Alves set for the Etihad? James Milner close to new deal

Manchester City currently sit in second place in the Premier League table but are some 5 points behind leaders Chelsea after only 7 games. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have picked up 14 points of a possible 21. This comes despite good wins recently over Hull City and a ground out victory against Aston Villa. The issue is they failed to beat …

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Gareth ThomasManchester City update – Dani Alves set for the Etihad? James Milner close to new deal

Kaka makes his return to the Brazil national squad

32-year-old midfielder Ricardo Kaka has returned to the Brazil national squad after missing a number of cuts, including the 2014 World Cup. ESPN have reported that new manager Dunga has been impressed with Kaka’s form on loan at São Paulo. The last time Kaka represented his country was March 2013 and was understandably dismayed to miss the Brazilian hosted World Cup …

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Gareth ThomasKaka makes his return to the Brazil national squad

Chelsea want Brazilian youngster Anderson Talisca

Chelsea are rumoured to be chasing young Brazilian attacking-midfielder Anderson Talisca from Benfica. The Daily Star believe Chelsea could return to do business with the Portuguese club from whom they purchased David Luiz and Nemanja Matic. The 6ft 2in, 20-year-old Talisca only joined Benfica this summer from Brazilian club Bahia where he had made 30 first team appearances. He had been …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea want Brazilian youngster Anderson Talisca

Manchester United’s Anderson set for India move?

Manchester United outcast Anderson is rumoured to be heading to India as the inaugural Super League kicks off in three weeks. The Daily Star report that Pune could be his destination for a short stay in Asia. Anderson Luís De Abreu Oliveira, to quote his full name, joined Manchester United in May 2007 for around £20m from Porto but has since …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United’s Anderson set for India move?

Paulo Bento leaves as Portugal coach

Portugal coach, Paulo Bento has left his role after his sides shock defeat to Albania. Bento also struggled to see performances at the World Cup in Brazil; where his side crashed out in the group stages. Bento was named the head coach of the national side back in 2010; but has since left his role after poor performances and results. …

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Oliver BainesPaulo Bento leaves as Portugal coach

Barcelona’s Neymar misses from 4 yards for Brazil

Neymar is one of the best players in the world, there is no arguments about that! However, the Barcelona winger embarrassed himself last night as he hit the crossbar in front of an open goal from 4 yards! To top it all, the player looked so surprised he had missed he even forgot to go for the rebound that would’ve …

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Gareth ThomasBarcelona’s Neymar misses from 4 yards for Brazil

Dani Alves set for Liverpool or Man Utd switch?

Barcelona right-back Dani Alves has emerged as a surprise transfer target for both Liverpool and Manchester United come January. The Daily Express report that the Brazilian international could be set for a Premier League switch. Dani Alves looked set to leave the Nou Camp this summer but signed a 1-year contract extension to stay with the Catalan outfit. New manager Luis …

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Gareth ThomasDani Alves set for Liverpool or Man Utd switch?

Ronaldinho signs for Queretaro

Brazilian legend, Ronaldinho has decided to choose Mexico has his latest career move. The attacking midfielder was touted with a move to the Premier League with QPR, but it seemed to all be rumours. However, as a free agent; non-league Basingstoke Town had publicly expressed their desire to sign Ronaldinho according to BBC Sport. “We’ve put an offer to his brother, …

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Oliver BainesRonaldinho signs for Queretaro

Ronaldinho to Basingstoke Town?!?!

  Ronaldinho, the Brazilian legend, has been offered a contract by Basinstoke Town to join them in the sixth tier of English football. Yes, you read that correctly, Basingstoke Town want Ronaldinho and the local paper are reporting the bid is officially on table!! Ronaldinho started his career in his native Brazil with Grêmio before earning a move in 2001 …

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Gareth ThomasRonaldinho to Basingstoke Town?!?!

Arsenal targeting Brazilian midfielder

Arsene Wenger has targeted Brazil and Wolfsburg midfielder, Luiz Gustavo as a potential signing to secure his midfield for the coming season. According to the Mirror, Wenger sent scouts to take note of Gustavo’s performance against Bayern Munich in their opening match of the Bundesliga. Something that could stir speculation further is that Wolfsburg are rumoured to be interested in …

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Oliver BainesArsenal targeting Brazilian midfielder

Philippe Coutinho deservedly makes Brazil squad!

Brazil were humiliated in their home World Cup 7-1 by eventual winners Germany. That Semi-Final loss will no doubt go down in history and was the end for head coach Luis Felipe Scolari. Now, with Dunga re-instated as manager, there has been 13 changes to his first squad. The most notable addition from the Premier League is Liverpool midfielder Philippe …

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Gareth ThomasPhilippe Coutinho deservedly makes Brazil squad!

Benfica snap up Brazil and QPR keeper

Portuguese giants and current league holders Benfica have signed Brazil and QPR goalkeeper, Julio Cesar on a two-year-deal. The deal was confirmed by BBC Sport yesterday. Pushed down the pecking order at QPR, Rangers keeper Robert Green has been handed the number one jersey this season and the Brazil international was looking for first team football. Cesar, 34, has now joined …

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Oliver BainesBenfica snap up Brazil and QPR keeper

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

Rodriguez or Neymar?

Who is better? Colombia’s James Rodriguez or Brazil’s Neymar? Both are so similar, but yet very different players. Rodriguez has been the name on everyone’s lips of late; scoring 5 goals and providing 2 assists. The Colombian has dazzled defences with his intricate skill but he also possesses a team cohesiveness that unifies his play. Rodriguez knows the difference between …

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Oliver BainesRodriguez or Neymar?

Kaka leaves AC Milan for a second time

AC Milan sent out a tweet today thanking legendary Brazil midfielder Kaka for his service to the club. It read: “You’ll be forever a red & black heart Kaka! Thank you for everything”. This comes as he ends his second spell at I Rossoneri whom he rejoined from Real Madrid in 2013. Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, or more simply …

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Gareth ThomasKaka leaves AC Milan for a second time
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7 Awesome Alternative Christmas Movies – Die Hard, Gremlins and more!

What’s your favourite Christmas movie? Miracle on 34th Street? It’s A Wonderful Life? Bah! humbug! I laugh at your sentimentality! Where are the guns? The explosions? The sex!? I need more drama from my festive flicks! Here Brandish recommend 7 awesome alternative Christmas movies, each set during the Yuletide period but each often overlooked as a holiday film. Die Hard …

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Gerald Lynch7 Awesome Alternative Christmas Movies – Die Hard, Gremlins and more!