WATCH – Has Valencia scored the goal of the season already?

Has Enner Valencia already scored one of the goals of the season? The Ecuadorian striker was making his  full debut for West Ham United in last nights clash against Hull City, a game which ended 2-2. A tie that was inundated with excitement, goals, chances, goal-line clearances and more; it was capped off by this scintillating strike from Valencia who …

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Oliver BainesWATCH – Has Valencia scored the goal of the season already?

Hummels off to Manchester United?

Reports from the Express today have suggested that German and Dortmund defender, Mats Hummels could be the next big name signing on the list of Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal. The German was touted with a move to Old Trafford this season, but no deal materialised in time. However, the greatest indication of Hummels departure from Germany has come in …

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Oliver BainesHummels off to Manchester United?

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

Rooney starts “players only meetings” for England

New England captain, Wayne Rooney has revealed to BBC Sport that he has set up “players only meetings” for England as the players look to voice their opinions and have time to gel as a team. “We have had meetings among ourselves, just players in the rooms, watching videos and discussing how we can do better as a team,” Rooney, 28, said. …

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Oliver BainesRooney starts “players only meetings” for England

Dortmund’s Marco Reus out for a month

Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfielder, Marco Reus is set to be sidelined for a month after suffering an ankle ligament injury in Germany’s 2-1 win over Scotland. The play-maker went down in injury-time and the doctors have diagnosed the injury has ligament strains and damage in the ankle. He is expected to be out of action for around four weeks, …

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Oliver BainesDortmund’s Marco Reus out for a month

Argentina win World Cup final rematch!

Last night whilst most of Britain chose between the Great British Bake Off or the snore-fest that was England v Norway, Germany and Argentina took part in a World Cup final rematch. The cracker of a game finished 4-2 to Argentina with the hosts overwhelmed, namely by new Manchester United signing Angel Di Maria. Di Maria cost Manchester United almost …

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Gareth ThomasArgentina win World Cup final rematch!

Leicester complete Cambiassio signing

Leicester City have finally completed the signing of Esteban Cambiasso on a free transfer, BBC Sport confirmed. The Argentine had been at Inter Milan for ten years prior to his release and now he begins a new chapter in his career with Leicester, in the Premier League. Remembered by so many for converting that Argentinian goal in the 2006 World …

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Oliver BainesLeicester complete Cambiassio signing

BREAKING NEWS – West Brom sign Samaras

Breaking News has emerged this morning from the Hawthorns, West Brom have captured former Celtic and Greece striker, Georgios Samaras on a two-year-deal. https://twitter.com/SkySportsNewsHQ/status/502760805834969089 Earlier this week, Albion boss Alan Irvine expressed his interest in the Greek striker who left Celtic in the summer, “He’s a player we’re aware of. We have enquired about him. Nothing is done as far …

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Oliver BainesBREAKING NEWS – West Brom sign Samaras

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

Arsenal ready sign striker on loan

Arsenal look set to compete the loan signing of Chilean star, Eduardo Vargas from Napoli according to reports in Italy. It is said that the two clubs are in advanced stages of the negotiations and a loan deal looks likely. With Alexis Sanchez also making the switch to the Emirates, it has encouraged Vargas to join his fellow countryman in the …

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Oliver BainesArsenal ready sign striker on loan
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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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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?

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

Netherlands v Argentina – World Cup Semi-Final Preview

Last night we witnessed a massacre… A massacre shown live on TV that will go down forever in football history. I called Germany to go through and thought the missing Neymar and Thiago Silva would have an impact but never expected 7-1 to happen! We’ve had a look at some drubbing from World Cup history that will make Brazil feel better …

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Gareth ThomasNetherlands v Argentina – World Cup Semi-Final Preview
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5 World Cup drubbings to make Brazil feel better!

Last night history was made as World Cup hosts Brazil were roundly thumped 7-1 by Germany. This was Brazil’s biggest ever tournament loss, matching their worst ever margin of defeat (6-0 v Uruguay in 1920) and ending a run of  6 straight semi-final victories. However, Brazil can take solace in the fact that they aren’t the only side to be …

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Gareth Thomas5 World Cup drubbings to make Brazil feel better!

Brazil v Germany World Cup Semi-Final Preview

4 games left, who would’ve thought it’s at that point already?! This World Cup has flown by but without doubt has been the best World Cup in my living memory! Tonight hosts Brazil take on the Germans, a re-run of the 2002 final and incredibly only the second time they have met in over 206 World Cup matches between them! …

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Gareth ThomasBrazil v Germany World Cup Semi-Final Preview

Football world rallies around Neymar

When Neymar was stretchered off the pitch crying in Brazil’s win over Colombia on Friday night, may believed it was Neymar making a meal of nothing. In fact, he has broken a vertebrate in his back and would be unable to play a further part in Brazil’s World Cup campaign, something he had every right to cry over! Since then …

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Gareth ThomasFootball world rallies around Neymar
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World Cup Quarter-Final Preview

Its Quarter-Final time! The World Cup is into the last 8 stage already and come Friday 4 July it will be time for the best of the best to take the field. There are some mouth-watering ties ahead, here is Brandish’s preview to the 4 games.   FRANCE v GERMANY (Friday 4 July 5pm BBC1) Probably one of the most …

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Gareth ThomasWorld Cup Quarter-Final Preview

5 Ex-Premier League players who have surprised us this World Cup

The World Cup always provides us with plenty of surprises, this year was no different. I take a look at 5 players who used to ply their trade in the Premier League who have done wonders for the reputation after a strong tournament. Some have come to the end of their careers on British shores, others have helped their case …

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Gareth Thomas5 Ex-Premier League players who have surprised us this World Cup