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Atletico Madrid will allow Diego Costa to move to Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku & Thibaut Courtois [Sunday Star]

The top story on the backpage of the Sunday Star plays up the ongoing rumour that Chelsea are determined to sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid this summer. Whilst the Mirror last week reported that “Jose Mourinho is confident Chelsea have tied up £50m deal for Diego Costa”, the Star seem to think the deal is [...]

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce pays tribute to Dylan Tombides

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce today paid tribute to Dylan Tombides, the reserve team striker who lost his battle against cancer this week. Following his team’s loss to Crystal Palace at Upton Park, Allardyce rued poor finishing and conceding yet another penalty. But he put things in perspective by saying, “Football doesn’t mean too much [...]

Sunday Star say Arsenal chase Man United’s Chris Smalling for £13 million, story seems lifted from Goal.com

The Sunday Star appear to have lifted a spurious transfer story straight off of Goal.com to pass it off as their own scoop in their Sunday tabloid. According to the Star, Arsenal are getting ready for an £13 million bid for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling. Paul Hetherington, a man who always seems wide of the [...]

Lionel Messi Won't Leave Barcelona for Manchester City This Summer

If you're the type of person who got really frustrated with the Gareth Bale-Real Madrid and Eden Hazard-Chelsea transfer sagas, now might be a good time to look away. Because if the latest reports are to be believed, the mother of all...Show More Summary

Juventus vs. Bologna: Serie A Leaders Do Enough Against Bologna

Claudio Marchisio didn’t score the goal, but he lifted his arms and put his head back. It was Paul Pogba who finally broke down Bologna with a simple touch with the outside of his right foot and a super strike to get the only goal Juventus needed. It was their 29th win this season—a club high. Show More Summary

Iconic Photos of Soccer Stars Reimagined As Vinyl Album Covers [PHOTOS]

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To mark Record Store Day, here are 22 iconic photographs of world soccer stars re-imagined as covers of vinyl albums. The beautiful designs are created by James Campbell Taylor. Voila!   H/T Diario do Centro do Mundo. Iconic Photos of Soccer … Continue reading ? Iconic Photos of Soccer Stars Reimagined As Vinyl Album Covers [PHOTOS] is a post from World Soccer Talk.

Man United boss David Moyes was at Aston Villa-Southampton, scouting Shaw & Lallana?

The picture above has started doing the rounds on Manchester United forums, showing David Moyes, with assistants Phil Neville and Steve Round, next to Steve Bruce at Villa Park today. It must be pointed out of course, that Manchester United play Southampton on the final day of the Premier League season so Moyes had every [...]

Swansea striker Wilfried Bony focused on survival after brace against Newcastle

Swansea striker Wilfried Bony admitted that his last minute penalty against Newcastle could be one of the most important goals he’s scored this season. The Ivorian forward has hit more than 20 goals in his first season at Swansea but needed nerves of steel to complete a comeback for his team today at St. James’s [...]

Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino insists Lionel Messi’s future is at Camp Nou

Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino has expressed bafflement at the doubts surrounding Lionel Messi’s future. Barcelona are coming off the back of three successive defeats for the first time in more than a decade and Messi’s part in those defeats has been scrutinized. The Argentine maestro’s poor performances have been interpreted by some as a consequence [...]

Gus Poyet presser post Chelsea 1 – Sunderland 2: If I was Jose Mourinho I’d be mad too!

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet was “not surprised” that his bottom-of-the-table team beat Chelsea on Saturday tea time. For many it was a huge shock, but Poyet pointed out that his Sunderland side usually play better against the top sides in the Premier League. Poyet was then predictably asked about the late penalty decision that gave [...]

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino bemoans a lack of clinical finishing after draw at Villa

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino claimed that a lack of a cutting edge denied his side three points when they visited Villa Park today. The blank against Aston Villa was the second successive game in which the Saints failed to score a goal. Pochettino, speaking through an interpreter, also brought attention to what he felt was [...]

Arsenal’s Road To Wembley – a compilation video

With Arsenal playing fellow FA Cup finalists Hull tomorrow, this is a good time for the video above to be released, just a week after the Gunners semi-final win over Wigan. It contains every Arsenal goal on their “Road to Wembley” which has seen them beat some fine teams and also not have to leave [...]

Gary Neville Tweets advice to Man United fans with Liverpool closing in on the title!

Gary Neville has made no secret of the fact he isn’t Liverpool’s biggest fan. Whilst the Sky Sports pundit has praised Liverpool to the hilt for their football in recent weeks, G Nev was a one-club man at Manchester United and has joked aplenty with Jamie Carragher about their rivalry. Just after Sunderland scored their [...]

Chelsea FC had already sent out letters preparing for a victory parade for winning the Premier League [Picture]

Chelsea’s forward planning now looks ridiculous and big-headed. Chelsea’s chances of winning the Premier League title was dealt an almost killer blow on Saturday when Sunderland claimed a gobsmacking 2-1 win in London. With their championship hopes now in tatters, a picture is doing the rounds of one of 55,000 letters which were sent out [...]

PHOTO: Fabio Borini celebrates his goal against Chelsea

PHOTO: Fabio Borini celebrates his goal against Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chelsea suffered a huge blow in the Premier League title race after losing out 2-1 at the hands of Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. As a result of the defeat, Chelsea will go 5 points behind Liverpool, should the Reds win … Read More ? From Soccerlens.com - Football News

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert upbeat after stalemate with Southampton

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was in high spirits after seeing his side play out a goalless draw at home to Southampton. Despite hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone, Lambert thinks that this result could be a big one in Villa’s relegation battle. Lambert, speaking to Aston Villa TV, said, “You get big points [...]

Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution, Live at 4pm ET on NBCSN: Open Thread

yesterdaySports / Football : EPL Talk

Chicago Fire (0-1-5) vs New England Revolution (2-3-1) Toyota Park April 19, 2013 4 p.m (NBCSN)  Probable Lineup: The Chicago Fire come into this game still looking for their first “W” of the season. The Fire reached a draw for … Continue reading ? Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution, Live at 4pm ET on NBCSN: Open Thread is a post from World Soccer Talk.

Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Three key observations as the Blues throw it all away

Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Three key observations as the Blues throw it all away - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chelsea’s assistant coach Rui Faira became the personification of every Blues fan’s raging emotions when he completely lost it right after Sunderland’s winning penalty at Stamford Bridge this afternoon. Show More Summary

Liverpool fans hail “secret agent” Fabio Borini & thank Brendan Rodgers for sending Italian to Sunderland!

Near the start of the season, there was much joking from Chelsea fans that Jose Mourinho had sent Romelu Lukaku to Everton loan to help the Blues in the title race. In actual fact, it has been two Liverpool loanees that have had a huge impact on the Chelsea challenge. Chelsea lost at Stoke earlier [...]

Chelsea player ratings against Sunderland – Ramires poor, Matic brilliant

Chelsea player ratings against Sunderland – Ramires poor, Matic brilliant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Sunderland dealt a massive blow to Chelsea’s Premier League title hopes as the Black Cats grabbed a shock 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge in the late kickoff encounter on Saturday. Show More Summary

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