Thursday, April 26, 2018

Another night to forget for Bale

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Another night to forget for Bale
Another night to forget for Bale

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Liverpool's MSF are the attacking trident of the moment

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Liverpool's MSF are the attacking trident of the moment
Liverpool's MSF are the attacking trident of the moment

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

FIFA’s Infantino Calls for Rare Emergency Meeting Amid $25 Billion Offer

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FIFA’s Infantino Calls for Rare Emergency Meeting Amid $25 Billion Offer
Soccer’s leader is seeking discussion on a $25 billion proposal from investors that would mean major changes for the sport’s club and national team calendar.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Football transfer rumours: Arsène Wenger to PSG or Borussia Dortmund?

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Football transfer rumours: Arsène Wenger to PSG or Borussia Dortmund?

This morning’s tittle-tattle is feeling the heat

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the first Mill since Arsène’s Big Announcement. You are reading history. Savour the moment. Savour the exclusivity. Print this out and frame it on your favourite wall. Although be advised: the Mill has absolutely no news to bring you regarding Arsenal’s next manager, with the press not even mustering the imagination to link Igors Stepanovs, Gunnersaurus, Nicklas Bendtner, Tim Sherwood or Claude and Ty with the hallowed vacancy. Wenger out! This is a disgrace.

Still, at least we can shed some light on where Wenger might be heading next. Paris Saint-Germain are sniffing around, offering Wenger a chance to experience Neymar’s ego, and it seems that there is also interest from Borussia Dortmund, who will look to replace Peter Stöger at the end of the season.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Pochettino Has Mastered the Process. A Prize, Any Prize, Still Eludes Him.

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Pochettino Has Mastered the Process. A Prize, Any Prize, Still Eludes Him.
Mauricio Pochettino has undoubtedly changed the culture as manager at Tottenham, but after a 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Saturday, a trophy will elude him yet again.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Deportivo's survival hopes suffer a blow in disappointing Leganes draw

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Deportivo's survival hopes suffer a blow in disappointing Leganes draw
Deportivo's survival hopes suffer a blow in disappointing Leganes draw

Friday, April 20, 2018

Inigo Martinez: I was not completely happy at Real Sociedad

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Inigo Martinez: I was not completely happy at Real Sociedad
Inigo Martinez: I was not completely happy at Real Sociedad

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Players Are Retired. But Try Telling Them the Games Don’t Matter.

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The Players Are Retired. But Try Telling Them the Games Don’t Matter.
Legends games featuring retired soccer players are enjoying a boom. But for the players invited to take part, the benefits extend well beyond 90 minutes.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Football transfer rumours: Fred and Sessegnon to Manchester United?

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Football transfer rumours: Fred and Sessegnon to Manchester United?

Today’s football talk is talking down Maddison

Paul Pogba leaving Manchester United? Not even if José Mourinho recalls the Scottish player, Scott McTominay, to play in Pogba’s place at Bournemouth on Wednesday night. Instead, Pogba wants to stay to fight for his place.

It might, though, not be up to Pogba, since Mourinho has decided he wants Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred to partner McTominay in midfield. Should that be the case, then Pogba can go to Paris Saint-Germain, to whom he has been offered, though they have the small matter of a Financial Fair Play breach to think about, what with previously breaking the bank to sign Neymar and Kylian Mbappé.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Manchester City Clinches Premier League Title, With an Assist From United

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Manchester City Clinches Premier League Title, With an Assist From United
Manchester City clinched the Premier League title on Sunday when Manchester United stunningly lost at home, 1-0, to last-place West Bromwich Albion.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Football transfer rumours: Wilfried Zaha to Manchester City?

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Football transfer rumours: Wilfried Zaha to Manchester City?

Today’s tell-all cannot ‘unsee’ this Manchester City celebration video

Crystal Palace fans will be most unhappy to learn that Wilfried Zaha is being linked with another move to Manchester. The last player signed by Sir Alex Ferguson before he retired as manager of United, Zaha failed to settle at Old Trafford after his arrival in the summer of 2013 and played just four times for United under David Moyes before being farmed out on loan to Cardiff City and rejoining Palace two years later. The standout player in a Crystal Palace side that gave themselves a very good chance of avoiding the drop with victory over Brighton on Saturday, Zaha is wanted by Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea. However, tabloid reports suggest Pep Guardiola is also keen on bringing the 25-year-old winger to Manchester City for £50m. Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred and Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcântara may also join the ranks of this season’s newly-crowned Premier League winners.

Related: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

West Ham United v Stoke City: match preview

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West Ham United v Stoke City: match preview

West Ham have responded well after last month’s chaotic defeat against Burnley at the London Stadium, thrashing Southampton and drawing at Chelsea to move three points above the bottom three. They are not out of the woods yet, though. One more win might be enough, but Stoke are also desperate for points and it is bound to be a tense battle on Monday night. Jacob Steinberg

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo dominates Messi in knockout game goals

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Cristiano Ronaldo dominates Messi in knockout game goals
Cristiano Ronaldo dominates Messi in knockout game goals

Friday, April 13, 2018

James Pallotta Soaks In Roma’s Stunning Win

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James Pallotta Soaks In Roma’s Stunning Win
The Boston billionaire has been working to turn his storied club into a modern club. Finally, after beating Barcelona in the Champions League, a payoff.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

World Cup stunning moments: Diego Maradona's Hand of God | Scott Murray

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World Cup stunning moments: Diego Maradona's Hand of God | Scott Murray

The 1986 quarter-final between England and Argentina is famous for one of football’s most iconic moments. But there was more to this goal – and match – than a single act of larceny

High noon, one blistering Sunday in Mexico City, and a quarter-final shootout between two arch rivals who hadn’t met in a World Cup for 20 years and had grievance on their minds. Rattín’s Revenge! Or, in the offices of various tabloid newspapers and the heads of the slow: Falklands II. Here are 10 things that happened during a first half everyone’s long forgotten about:

1) Just before kick-off, instead of focusing on the players warming up in the oppressive sun, the Mexican television director chose to zoom in on a topless man necking the final third of a plastic cup of lager while sucking hard on a cheroot, having clearly been caught in two minds over which craving to sate first. A wonderful tableau of the relaxed atmosphere in the Azteca before kick-off, both sets of supporters in good humour, the Argentina team handing each England player their own personal pennant. A lovely touch, a small gesture of friendship, and to think everyone had been banging on about bad blood caused by the Malvinas conflict.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Toronto Reaches Concacaf Champions League Final; Red Bulls Fall Short

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Toronto Reaches Concacaf Champions League Final; Red Bulls Fall Short
Toronto F.C. will face off for the title against the Mexican club Chivas, which held off the Red Bulls with a 0-0 draw in New Jersey.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Zidane and his 16-player lineup

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Zidane and his 16-player lineup
Zidane and his 16-player lineup

Monday, April 9, 2018

Romelu Lukaku is not alone: myth of the ‘big-game bottler’ is rife | Sean Ingle

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Romelu Lukaku is not alone: myth of the ‘big-game bottler’ is rife | Sean Ingle
Striker was poor in United’s defeat of City in Manchester derby but time may prove he is no ‘flat-track bully’, as it has with many a player – even Cristiano Ronaldo

It was a shot heard around the world. First Cristiano Ronaldo leapt, twisted and arched his back, as if performing the Fosbury flop. Then came the crack of boot on ball, lace on leather, delirium and endless dissection.

But while Ronaldo’s stunning bicycle kick against Juventus took the breath away, watching him deliver in the Champions League – and again in the Madrid derby on Sunday – came as no surprise. Nowadays he follows the line from Ecclesiastes to the letter: What has been done before will be done again.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Real Madrid vs Atletico de Madrid: Honour is a title

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Real Madrid vs Atletico de Madrid: Honour is a title
Real Madrid vs Atletico de Madrid: Honour is a title

Saturday, April 7, 2018

A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar – live!

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A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar – live!
Updates on the key A-League clash in the battle for sixth placeGet in touch on email or tweet @rrjparkin

10.36am BST

That’s all she wrote!

Well, Josep Gombau called for a reaction after a disappointing loss against the Victory last week, and with the season literally on the line, his men in red-and-black have well-and-truly done the business.

10.32am BST

90 min: Three minutes of added time, and the Roar look to fashion something at the death from a corner.

Bautheac with a decent ball, but Riera rises well to showcase his heading prowess at both ends. Mandatory close up of JA on the Roar bench who isn’t quite chewing wasps, but certainly looks the less happy of the two bosses.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Neil Warnock: ‘I haven’t had a fair crack of the Premier League whip’

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Neil Warnock: ‘I haven’t had a fair crack of the Premier League whip’
Neil Warnock prefers the ‘muck and nettles’ of the Championship to the top flight but a record eighth promotion of his managerial career, this time with Cardiff, would suit him just fine

Not long after Neil Warnock was named the Cardiff manager, his wife, Sharon, made a startling discovery. “She rang me and said: ‘I’ve got some news. I’ve just been on the fanzines at Cardiff – they all like you. I can’t believe it.’ I said: ‘Darling, some people do, you know.’”

They have plenty of cause to like Warnock now. Cardiff, with a squad who look like an island of lost toys in a division where money has flowed freely, are five points clear of third-placed Fulham with a game in hand. On Friday night they host the leaders, Wolves, then on Tuesday visit Aston Villa, who are fourth. Barring a calamity, Cardiff will win promotion to the Premier League. Not bad considering they were second bottom when Warnock arrived in October 2016.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

In Blur of Smoke, Jeers and Then Goals, Liverpool Humbles Manchester City at Anfield

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In Blur of Smoke, Jeers and Then Goals, Liverpool Humbles Manchester City at Anfield
Liverpool beats Manchester City in the Champions League behind three first-half goals, but the game got an early kickoff at the corner of Arkles and Anfield Road.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

LIVE: Complications in Real Madrid's pursuit of Hazard

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LIVE: Complications in Real Madrid's pursuit of Hazard
LIVE: Complications in Real Madrid's pursuit of Hazard

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Concacaf’s Leader Earned $2 Million Last Year, More Than FIFA and UEFA Presidents

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Concacaf’s Leader Earned $2 Million Last Year, More Than FIFA and UEFA Presidents
The president of the soccer confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean, Canada’s Victor Montagliani, was paid more than FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Buffon: My Champions League dream? History says that Real Madrid are the best

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Buffon: My Champions League dream? History says that Real Madrid are the best
Buffon: My Champions League dream? History says that Real Madrid are the best

Sunday, April 1, 2018

See Jack Run: 227 Premier League Miles, One Deliberate Step at a Time

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See Jack Run: 227 Premier League Miles, One Deliberate Step at a Time
No Premier League player has covered more ground this season than Burnley’s Jack Cork. But it is the thinking that goes into each step, not merely the effort, that makes all those miles so valuable.