In what was an emotional game for Newcastle United and the fans at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand, and the Magpies rolled out good 4-0 winners against Sydney FC today, in what was to be a tribute to our two lost fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney. Alan Pardew The two dedicated [...]
A grim-looking Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and our captain Fabricio Coloccini, laid wreaths on the seats of John Alder And Liam Sweeney before the game in honor of two of our fans who were tragically killed as they were flying to support the lads down under, when their Malaysian passenger jet was shot down by [.
Newcastle won their second pre-season game today 4-0 against Sydney FC at theForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand and Newcastle were 3-0 up at half time, and it was a dominant display from start to finish from the Magpies. Emmanuel Riviere scored his first goal for the club And before the game manager Alan Pardew [.
Ora possiamo dirlo. James Rodriguez, attaccante colombiano classe 1991, capocannoniere dei Mondiali brasiliani con 6 reti, è ufficialmente del Real Madrid. Gran colpo di mercato dei blancos di Carletto Ancelotti che hanno sborsato la pazzesca cifra di 80 milioni (con plusvalenza record del Monaco di ben 35 milioni di euro, ndr) per accaparrarsi il puntero [.
CONFIRMED: The most anticipated signing of the summer finally settled - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
James Rodriguez has joined Real Madrid, a move expected throughout the world of football this summer, it has finally been confirmed today. The fee is believed to be in the region of €80million to secure the deal with French club, Monaco.
Arguably the World Cup's most exciting player is heading to Madrid.
Real Madrid welcomed with open arms their latest galactico signing, securing AS Monaco and Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez on a six-year contract. The transfer fee was undisclosed by Real Madrid but reports in Spain believe the fee to be in the region of €75 million.
The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 Colombia is a post from: Just Football
The Post-Mortem concludes now on Just Football on a positive note. We've looked at the failures and flops, now what about one of the best? After a dazzling World Cup what does the future hold for Colombia, and is this the start of a new golden era?
Louis Van Gaal has ordered his first major change as Manchester United manager. Unfortunately for those of us expecting it to be a one way ticket out of Manchester for Nani and Anderson, Van Gaal's demand is for the training pitches at Carrington to be ripped up and replaced with the same surface in place at Old Trafford.
Manchester United preparing final €50m assault for Arturo Vidal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Manchester United are preparing a final€50m offer for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal. The Serie A champions however have made it clear that they don't want to part ways with the Chilean midfielder.
Will Louis van Gaal be the cure-all at Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal has now taken the helm at Manchester United. This news has been greeted with almost unanimously positive reviews after Holland's strong showing at the finals (particularly their 5-1 defeat of Spain which was hailed as a van Gaal tactical masterclass).
Manchester United have made a €35m £27.7m offer for Colombia international Angel Cuadrado, according to reports in a Spanish newspaper, which suggest United are looking to beat Barcelona in the race to the Fiorentina winger.
United had already tabled two separate offers for the Colombian two weeks ago, the first one thought to be in the region of €25m £19.
Tottenham Hotspur has yet to officially announce the signing of Swansea City left back Ben Davies. However, the Welsh defender has been spotted training with Tottenham Hotspur in Toronto today, ahead of the club's friendly against Toronto FC on Wednesday night.
While Swansea was on its preseason tour of the United States in Illinois, Milwaukee and Minnesota last week, an agreement was reached between both Swansea and Tottenham to send the talented full back to the London club.
This past weekend, Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson left the club's pre-season training camp in Seattle and this morning was reportedly having a medical at Swansea City ahead of a proposed£10million ($17 million) move.
Speculation is that the 24-year-old is part of a deal that will see Swansea left-back Ben Davies go the opposite way to North London.
Once again the rumor, talk, discussion, whatever you'd like to call it is here. Is Major League Soccer going to Sin City with an expansion bid? That appears to be all the rage again after yesterday's post from the Las Vegas Sun.
The difference between this talk and those previous however with Vegas is the phrase "preliminary discussions".
There is little doubt that Wojciech Szczesny, the Poland international who seriously tests your spelling skills, had his best year in an Arsenal shirt last season. He was unlucky not feature in the FA cup triumph at Wembley, after Arsene Wenger had handed the domestic cup duties to Lukasz Fabianski, but there was no doubt [.
Hold on a minute, you might say, Arsenal are not being linked with any of the players from AS Monaco, although there are a few in that squad we might like. But the moneybags team from the French Ligue 1 could still have a big say in the transfer plans of the Gunners this summer. [...]
Why Arsenal shouldn't fear Liverpool next season by KJ Liverpool last season were the best attacking team in the league and became lethal at around February. Unfortunately, Arsenal were the first club to experience their wrath at Anfield and succumbed to a heavy loss. Even the players didn't understand how that had happened.
In my opinion, the squad that Luis Felipe Scolari chose to representBrazilat their own World Cup was the worstBrazilsquad ever assembled. What was supposed to be a sixth World Cup championship on home soil ended in utter humiliation and exposed an assortment of flaws and frailties. Here, I'll take a look at those who made it, and those who will hopefully be called up in future.
Ah, the 2014 World Cup. It was a good'n, wasn't it? Remember when Robin van Persie decapitated Louis van Gaal? Or when Arturo Vidal planted a hunting knife in Charles Aranguiz's cranium? Remember how we all laughed when Steven Gerrard had to move that baby out of the way so he could take a corner?
Bayern Munich were held to a measly1-1 draw by third-tier side MSV Duisburg last night but the pre-season friendly was notable for one reason, with Robert Lewandowski scoring his very first goal in Bayern colours to open the scoring on the hour mark...
They'll be many, many, many more of those to come in the not-so-distant future, we suspect.
A free agent since his 18-month contract at Galatasaray waned to nowt at the end of theTurkish Super Lig season, it seems that Didier Drogba is on the verge of returning to Chelsea and into the arms of Jose Mourinho once again if reports are anything to go by.
Thismanis Tyson Fury. He is a 6'9″, 19-stone heavyweight boxer who repeatedly punches people in the face for a living...
This is Lucy Bronze. She is a 5'5″, 9-and-a-bit-stone female footballer who currently plays right-back for England and Liverpool Ladies and, to the best of our knowledge at least, has never punched anybody in the face.
The rich got richer this round, as overall leader In It Toux Wynne It led the round in points, scoring 102. Robbie Keane (LA, $11.0) was captained and scored 52 points over two games with 3 goals and 2 assists. Far behind him were three players with 7 points each -- Toronto teammates Jermain Defoe ($11.
After a dramatic Sunday, where we saw pictures and stories flying around the Internet, Colombian international James Rodríguezhas wrapped up a hectic 48 hours and completed a£63 million move to Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
The 23-year-old attacking midfielder passed his medical this morning and will be unveiled by the club this afternoon at Santiago Bernabéu.
De Jong is one of those players whose age seems a little surprising given the fact he's been around for so long, still not in his thirties, there is plenty left in the tank. Perhaps one of the more underrated players in his position, he has been a consistent performer across Europe for his clubs as well as one of the more important players in the Dutch national side.
God bless Kevin Keegan and all that ride upon him, but by heck has the man put his name, face and perm to some shoddy merchandise over the years.
Here at Pies, we feel it's our duty to round it all up, seal it hermetically and blast it off into space so such nonsense is never dwelt upon by mankind ever again only because we love him, you understand.
Mid-season friendlies are always a good way to see the guys who don't get on the pitch and what they bring to the table.
It's time for the Union's annual mid-season friendly against a mildly interesting European team. This year's role of "cash-grabbing, out-of-form European carpetbaggers" goes to Crystal Palace, who as someone who admittedly doesn't follow the Premier League all that closely, is a team I neither know anything about nor am interested in learning about.
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