The influx of investment into Manchester City has seen the Manchester derby become one of the biggest games on the continent, and ahead of this weekend's clash between the age old rivals, there is plenty to get excited about.
Aside from the match between Manchester's finest at the Etihad, Germany and Russia both host their own version of "el Clasico", as arguably the biggest sides in each league go head-to-head.
Rolando Aarons does not want to be compared to Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, who at 19 years old, has already played 11 times for England, but if Rolando keeps up the excellent form he has shown this season, including a great goal last night at the Etihad Stadium, he could even find himself in the England [.
In the last two game, both of which we have won away from home against very good opposition, we have seen many of Newcastle's players starting to hit somewhere near their top form. Ryan Taylor in great form on Wednesday night On Sunday, Sammy Ameobi and Ayoze Perez both looked good and scored good [.
Our next game at home to Liverpool inthe early kick-off game on Saturday is only just over 36 hours away, so there's not much time to recover from last night's game and get ready for the next big test. Alan Pardew - last Sunday at Tottenham But it will help that only four players [...]
Prior to last weekend's showdown at Old Trafford, it wasroundly statedthat Manchester United was going to face its biggest challenge of the new campaign when Louis van Gaal's side matched up with league leading Chelsea.
Following the contest,the majority offootball experts agreed that Uniteddisplayed their best performance of the early season by securing a last-minute draw against Jose Mourinho's men.
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In his press conference for the upcoming home game against Liverpool on Saturday, Alan Pardew had some good news on the injury front today. Mehdi Abeid holding off Edin Dzeko last night Mehdi had a very good game again Alan was asked what the injury situation was, and he said the only real doubt [.
Alan Pardew seems down to earth in part of his press conference today, and the manager seems quite confident about our chances against Liverpool. Another win would be just terrific, and Alan says the only injury doubt is Papiss Cisse and whether he will have a reaction to training with that knee of his.
Harry Kane notched his seventh goal of the season as Tottenham saw off Brighton in the Capital One Cup and now he wants to take his form into the Premier League.
The 21-year-old wrapped up the 2-0 fourth round victory over the Seagulls after substitute Erik Lamela had opened the scoring and Kane has now moved further clear as Tottenham's top goalscorer this season.
PHOTO: Diego Costa returns to training ahead of Chelsea's clash against QPR - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have been handed a massive boost after star striker Diego Costa was spotted during the training sessions on Thursday.
The Spain international has been on the sidelines after the international break earlier in October as he missed the west London club's fixtures against Crystal Palace, Maribor, Manchester United and Shrewsbury Town.
COYG. by RH I don't know when exactly it happened... I just know it happened, and the same can be said about why it happened but again it did, truth be told it does not keep me up at night I'm just glad I am part of the Arsenal family that screams COYG! I didn't [...]
Anatomy of a Gunner: How the Arsenal team of 1939 inspired me to write a crime novel by Philip Kerr Like Glasgow, Edinburgh has two football teams that divide the city, Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian. I come from a family of Hearts supporters but growing up in the 1960s I found this loyalty strained [.
"Alexis is one of the best. He's very committed. Even in recovery sessions he wants to go outside and train to keep improving."
So said Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta of his new teammate Alexis Sanchez. There were flashes of brilliance in Alexis' opening games for Arsenal, even if the understanding with his teammates had yet to arrive.
I have just read one of the most ridiculous Anti-Arsenal articles of all time! According to a report in today's Star, they report: "The £35m summer signing from Barcelona, according to Chilean newspaper La Tercera, has already fallen out with some of his team-mates, including the Gunners' record signing Mesut Ozil.
Out with the old and in with the new. At least that is how it feels with Chivas USA leaving and Major League Soccer announcing the new owners of the LA2 franchise that will begin in 2017. It may or may not be called Los Angeles Football Club, or LAFC.
The list of owners announced today was rather impressive.
Conference South side St Albans City have hit striker John Frendo with their maximum fine after the 29-year-old dipped out of an FA Cup game at the weekend in order to attend the El Clasico game between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
According to the Herts Advertiser, Frendo flew out to watch Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Bernabeu while his St Albans teammates were busy slogging their way to a 1-0 cup defeat against Concord Rangers.
Back in 2015 Sidoarjo and Gresik hosted the AFF Under 19 Championships. Indonesia of course went on to win the event, defeating Vietnam in the finals. So the Indra Sjafri legend was born as the Under 19s became immortalised in a movies, travelled the length and breadth of the archipelago and Spain and ultimately left Myanmar empty handed.
Apparently neither club wanted to win because neither club wanted to play another club; they felt if they played another club they would not be allowed to win and be denied a promotion spot for 'non technical' reasons.
So neither team played. Rather, they played to lose and the game became a flood of own goals with five scored in the last few minutes.
This Denver Post headline does not bode well for the future of the Ciao sponsorship:
Colorado Rapids sue Ciao Telecom over missed sponsorship payments
The article details how Ciao only paid $75K of the initial $80K to close the sponsorship deal and since then they've missed payments of $240K both at the end of Q2 and Q3, with a third payment of the same amount due at the end of next month.
Today marks the end of an era. Aleksander Duric will walk on to the pitch at Clementi Stadium for the last time as Tampines Rovers take on DPMM in what is effectively the title decider. If Duric leads Tampines to victory his last deed as a professional footballer could be to help one of his former clubs, Warriors, to list the SLeague.
Yesterday, I wrote a story about the Revolution's memorable come-from-behind victory over the Metrostars in the 2005 playoffs, a match I dubbed "the greatest Boston game of all time." It was written in part to remember a great moment in the region's sports lore,and alsoa reminderon how thelocal sports media at large often cast soccer to the side.
I think that is how it works when you hit the decider in an Anderlecht victory, no? The funny thing is I actually missed noticing this game when I made up my daily morning schedule of games with Americans yesterday. Knucklehead. - Greg Seltzer
Thought to be on the decline in Houston, Bobby Boswell has jumped back into the conversation for Defender of the Year.
When D.C. United acquired Bobby Boswell in the offseason, many fans were happy but wary. A former Defender of the Year with D.C. United and a popular player both on and off the field, but Boswell was seemingly on the decline in Houston.
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