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Man United failed to sign Raphael Varane in 2011 because of Phil Jones [Daily Mail]

The Daily Mail have a story likely to make Manchester United angry, as it’s revealed that the Red Devils failed to sign Raphael Varane in 2011 because of Phil Jones. Varane, the 21-year-old French international defender, has been described by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as the best defender in the world. According to the latest reports, […]

Aston Villa need to double Ron Vlaar’s wages to stave off interest from Man United [Star]

The Star continue to promulgate belief that Manchester United may swoop for Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar on Tuesday. Vlaar’s contract at Villa Park expires next summer, and the Midlanders appear to have a battle on their hands to keep the Dutch international at their club. According to the Star, Vlaar is angling for a […]

Southampton’s Graziano Pelle lauded in Italian press after getting the winner v Malta [Pictures]

Graziano Pelle is the toast of Italy this Tuesday. Southampton’s 19-year-old striker had a dream debut for the Azzurri on Monday night, as Pelle scored the only goal as Italy beat Malta 1-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier. The goal itself wasn’t all the pretty, as Pelle poked the ball home in the 24th minute […]

Should Ched Evans (ex Man City) play again after being convicted of rape? Judy Finnigan thinks so

Football is on the front pages of a couple of the newspapers on Tuesday after a TV storm was whipped up on the Loose Women show on Monday. Judy Finnigan, who was making her first appearance on the popular UK daytime chat show, caused an uproar after backing for Manchester City and Sheffield United man […]

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling gets slaughtered in the press for a second day [Pictures]

Tired-gate is now on day two. Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling finds his name in big letters on the back pages on Tuesday as the fall out from the midfielder’s absence against Estonia runs into another news cycle. To recap, Sterling asked England manager Roy Hodgson to miss the Three Lions win in Tallinn as the Liverpool […]

Ronald de Boer criticizes ‘old-fashioned’ Holland boss Hiddink, calling him ‘done’ after Iceland defeat

Legendary Dutch defender Ronald de Boer criticized Holland coach Guus Hiddink after their Euro 2016 qualifying defeat to Iceland. Holland lost for the third time in four games under Hiddink, defending poorly in the first half and attacking in equal fashion in the second. For all their possession, Holland failed to have a shot on […]

Cristian Tello talks about feud with Messi and says Fabregas left Barcelona ‘through the back door’

Cristian Tello has spoken about Barcelona, his reported feud with Lionel Messi and the departure of Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea. Tello, currently on loan at Porto from Barca, discussed several topics during an interview with news agency EFE and the quotes have been published by Spanish site Sport. In the last year or so, stories […]

Luis Suarez tells Barca magazine that he wishes he could have been formed in La Masia

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has said that he wishes he was formed in La Masia. Speaking to Barca magazine, Suarez expressed a rather wistful thought, saying he wished he had the opportunity to play in the farmhouse famed for its prolific production line. With quotes reported by AS, Suarez said: “I’m impressed and amazed by […]

Man United legends Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs unwittingly use killer’s modelling pictures for hotel [The Sun]

The Sun lead tomorrow with a story about legendary Manchester United pair Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs using the pictures of a convicted killer to advertise their hotel. The hotel, simply called Hotel Football, is across from Old Trafford and follows on from a successful cafe venture from Giggs called Cafe Football. We’re sensing a […]

Wales attacker Gareth Bale: We’ve turned a corner and there’s a renewed togetherness in the squad

Gareth Bale said that Wales have turned a corner in Euro 2016 and that there’s a new togetherness in the squad. The Real Madrid attacker was speaking after the hard-fought 2-1 win over Cyprus. Wales established their lead in the first half before shutting up shop in the second half when Andy King was given […]

Cruzeiro defender Dede scores completely avoidable own goal against Flamengo [Video]

Cruzeiro defender Dede had a game to forget when his side went to play Flamengo recently. After a tight quarter of an hour, the balance swung in the home team’s favour when Dede scored a completely avoidable own goal. A potentially dangerous cross was swung in from the right but Cruzerio goalkeeper Fabio had it […]

The Dunga effect! An example of Brazil’s high pressing against Argentina [Video]

It’s hard to assess how much has changed with Brazil under Dunga. After all, he’s only been in the dugout for three matches and, while those games all yielded wins, they were all friendlies. On the evidence that we do have, we can see that he is trying implement a stricter organisation and harder backbone […]

Ibrahimovic returns for PSG while Marseille aim for eighth consecutive win | Guardian Ligue 1 Preview

Reigning French champions PSG have had a stuttering start to this campaign. With a rather embarrassing six draws in nine games, PSG will have to pull up their pants and get serious. The return of talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic might be the boost needed to make up ground on Marseille. Speaking of Marseille, Marcelo Bielsa […]

Dutch disaster! Impressive Iceland beat mediocre Holland with assured performance [Tweets]

Iceland achieved a magnificent result tonight, beating Holland for the first time in their history in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Reykjavik. Gylfi Sigurðsson scored a brace for the home side in the first half, taking advantage of sloppy Dutch defending for both goals. The opening strike was a penalty beyond Cillessen, a man famed […]

Wales stay top of Group B after gritty victory over Cyprus [Tweets]

Wales continued their good start to Euro 2016 qualifying with a 2-1 victory over Cyprus tonight in Cardiff. The home side took an early two goal lead through Cotterill and Robson-Kanu before Laban pulled one back for the visitors. All three goals came in the first half. The second half would see Wales hang on […]

Wow! Real Madrid’s Isco scored a stupendous lob in Spain training [Video]

Real Madrid spent big last summer on highly-rated creative Malaga midfielder Isco. The 22 year old magician has failed to fully settle in at the Bernabeu but he appears to be looking the real deal at Spain training. Isco was filmed scoring an absolutely delightful lob in Spain training and the crowds ‘aah’s’ speak 1000 […]

Norway’s Martin Ødegaard (15) becomes youngest player ever used in European Championship qualifying

History was made tonight when Norway summoned Martin Ødegaard from the bench in their game against Bulgaria. Ødegaard became the youngest player to ever play in a European Championship qualifier, at the tender age of 15 years and 297 days. The playmaker has been the revelation of the Tippeligaen season for Stromsgodset, tearing up opposition […]

Juventus fans vote Bonucci’s strike against Roma as the goal of the season so far [Video]

Loading Raining goals! Over on Twitter we asked you to select Juventus' best strike of this Serie A season so far. The results are in and there was a runaway winner… #JuveRoma #Bonucci @bonuccileo19 #JuveToday #InstaJuve #ForzaJuve #JStadium #FinoAllaFine #Juve #Juventus View on Instagram There has been no shortage of classy goals for Juventus fans to drool […]

Rotherham United youth team player Mason Warren scores from half-way line v Chesterfield

Far away from the ‘glamour’ of Euro 2016 qualifying, a Rotherham United youth team player is lapping up adulation for a magnificent strike. Check out this absolute peach from Mason Warren, who caught out Chesterfield’s goalkeeper with a goal from the halfway line. David Beckham, eat your heart out! Xabi Alonso does it repeatedly so […]

Thiago Alcantara puts on awesome skills show at Bayern Munich training [Video]

As footballing years go, Thiago Alcantaras’ suffered a bit of an annus horribilies. The Brazilian-Spaniard missed the World Cup after picking up an injury in March, and after looking good to return to pre-season un July, he suffered an unfortunate relapse, and was ruled out for another 3 months. He’s only just getting back to […]

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