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Manchester United

Mourinho lauds Man Utd’s transfer savings

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says Manchester United made huge savings in the transfer market by getting their business done before Neymar’s world record move to Paris Saint-Germain triggered a global price spike.

Mourinho paid a British record fee of £75 million ($97 million, 82 million euros) for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and took his spending to over £130 million with swoops for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Benfica defender Victor Lindelof.

Mourinho lauds Man Utd’s transfer savings

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says Manchester United made huge savings in the transfer market by getting their business done before Neymar’s world record move to Paris Saint-Germain triggered a global price spike.

Mourinho paid a British record fee of £75 million ($97 million, 82 million euros) for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and took his spending to over £130 million with swoops for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Benfica defender Victor Lindelof.

Deadline day likely to be the busiest in history?

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Having purchased no one to strengthen the squad so far this summer, Manchester United look likely to do all their business in the final few hours of the window.

Marouanne Fellaini, Leighton Baines, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Mesut Ozil and even Yohan Cabaye are all rumoured to be possible targets for David Moyes whose long term future could hinge on the outcome of today.

Arsenal

What is Arsenal? A business? Or a football club striving for success?

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Fellow Arsenal fans. Last season, I wrote about how the first 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich was my low point in 45 years as an Arsenal supporter. To see us being totally humiliated by a Bayern team, which wasn't even one of their best in recent years, was a nightmare. But seeing for the first [...]

Do Arsenal fans underestimate Wenger’s passion?

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Wenger's Passion by Ash

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been criticised a lot in recent years, as it seemed ever more likely that we would not regain glory under his management, however many fans are forgetting what he has done for the club during his 17 year reign, as well as the figure he represents the club as.

Suarez Rumours show Arsenal mean business this summer!

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Luiz Suarez at the Emirates? by SB

This transfer window has been the most craziest in Arsenal fans memory. Every top player has been linked to Arsenal ranging from Rooney, Higuain, Torres, Lewendoski, Benteke, Jovetic, Grenier, Gonalons, Wanyama, Ashley Williams, Julio Cesar etc etc, I could go on and on and now Luis 'Controversial' Suarez.

Deschamps tells Wenger to mind his own business over Diaby

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Arsene Wenger this week criticized the France manager Didier Deschamps for playing the Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby in last months World Cup Qualifiers, saying that the Frenchman was nowhere near full fitness to play three games in a week.

Wenger said: "I think it was a mistake to play him with the national team,"

"I said many times that if France wanted Diaby in Spain they should not take him for Finland and Belarus.

English Premier League

Arsenal never seem to get full value in player sales

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Arsenal, and in particular manager Arsene Wenger, are known for making sound investments when it comes to bringing in new players. They haggle and negotiate over prospective players as much as anyone in the business. From young prospects such as Hector Bellerin, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, and Rob Holding, to established veterans like Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, and Petr Cech, Wenger and company are extremely savvy on the incoming end of transfers.

Monday Kickoff: Hazard, Arsenal, West Ham and more

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While rumors continue for Eden Hazard, the Premier League coaching situation continued to prove a bit volatile.

Eden Hazard laughed off a question about Real Madrid, stating he still had business to finish with Chelsea. (REPORT)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers played down links connecting him with the Arsenal job.

Sportel continues to be where sports rights business gets done in the Americas

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SportelAmerica is the leading conference in the Americas where buyers and sellers of sports TV and streaming rights meet to get business done.

In the recent Sportel convention in Miami this month, all of the key players were in attendance to network with buyers and sellers. For example, when it comes to soccer rights, just some of the companies at the show in downtown Miami included the Premier League, FOX Sports, Bundesliga, beIN SPORTS, La Liga, Univision Deportes, Ligue Un, Sling TV, MLS, ESPN, Turner Sports and IMG.

Sportel continues to be where sports rights business gets done in the Americas

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SportelAmerica is the leading conference in the Americas where buyers and sellers of sports TV and streaming rights meet to get business done.

In the recent Sportel convention in Miami this month, all of the key players were in attendance to network with buyers and sellers. For example, when it comes to soccer rights, just some of the companies at the show in downtown Miami included the Premier League, FOX Sports, Bundesliga, beIN SPORTS, La Liga, Univision Deportes, Ligue Un, Sling TV, MLS, ESPN, Turner Sports and IMG.

Erik Lamela Can Emerge As A Vital Figure For Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham

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Erik Lamela made me lookabitsilly last season.

When Tottenham secured his signature from AS Roma in aclub record£30 million deal, I considered it to be a very astute piece of business. There was little doubt in my mind that this enthralling young wingerwould take the Premier League by storm and Iwaxed lyrical about his stratospheric potentialto plenty.

Endings and New Beginnings

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Before we get down to business, I'd like to quickly introduce myself and say how excited I am to crash the party here at No Short Corners. Having followed NSC for more years than I'd like to admit, I was thrilled when Greg agreed to let me on board (moral of the story: no price is too steep when acquiring compromising pictures of your boss).

United ready to do business

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As the Wayne Rooney saga rumbles on, an unexpected twist could soon change the landscape of United's business this summer and it could also go a long way in determining the outcome of the Premier League season. Despite United's stance that Rooney is not for sale at any price, the latest reports suggest that United [.

Are Arsenal fans being taken for a ride?

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Is Arsene just a scapegoat for money grabbing Kroenke? by Freezy

I feel myself finding it harder and harder to believe the stories I hear coming out of Arsenal. And that is really hard for me to accept; the loss of trust in my own club. Are the fans really getting the full story regarding finances, and what is happening to the money from our season tickets and sales of our best players?

Newcastle United

Newcastle United Want To Work Closely With Local Businesses

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There's a report in the Northern Echo, but not reportedwidely elsewhere, that Brian Aitken, the former editor of the Journal, has joined Newcastle United as the head of corporate affairs. Brian's new role will be to bring the Tyneside club closer to the area's business community and get Newcastle involved via partnerships with local industry.

McClaren – Business Side Of Newcastle Second To None

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The 55-year-old former Newcastle manager Steve McClaren is trying to come in from the cold again after his disastrous eight months in charge of the Magpies, when basically he was the primary person responsible for our relegation taking only 24 points from 28 games in charge and he was left in the job far too [.

Mike Ashley Holds His Own In Front Of Commons Committee

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Mike Ashley met with the MPs yesterday in front of a Commons Committee for a full 90 minutes to answer questions relating to Sports Direct and the way his company treats their staff and whether there needs to be radical improvements made across the board. The reports coming out seem tovaryquite a bit, but generally [.

Mike Ashley Changes His Mind

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has had a change of mind and now says he will appear before the Business Innovation and Skills committee on Tuesday, in an attempt to clear the "good name" of Sports Direct. Ashley was summoned by the committee in March over allegations that his company Sports Direct do not pay [.

More Evidence Top Players Want To Stay On Tyneside

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There are a number of players coming out and hinting they are going nowhere in the summer and Daryl Janmaat is one of those who have done that. Of course they cannot all stay since Newcastle have to generate some money for Rafa to bring in some new players although two that will very [...]

Moncur – McClaren Did A Good Job – It Was A Privilege

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Bob Moncur is a memberof Newcastle´s Board and was involved in getting Rafa Benitez to the club a couple of weeks ago. But he was also part of the Board that appointed Steve McClaren in the first place and that has turned out to be a complete and utter disaster for the club and Steve´s [...]

Charnley Apologizes To Fans – We Will Not Panic

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Managing Director Lee Charnley has sent out an email to Newcastle fans in which he says the club is taking actions collectively to improve what has been a disastrous start to the season. He has apologized for the terrible result on Wednesday night when 34,000 fans turned up at St. James' Park to see us [.

Ashley Causing Trouble At Rangers

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With Newcastle being in so much trouble trying to stay in the Premier League because of the poor decisions made by Mike Ashley in January not to strengthen an already weakened squad, the very last thing we want to hear is his dealings with Rangers FC but that's the news this morning and it [...]

Former Newcastle Striker Upset – Mike Ashley Hasn’t Got A Clue

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Newcastle announced yesterday that John Carver will be caretaker manager through the end of the season, and if Newcastle want to appoint a coach who is only available in the summer, that seemed an obvious move. Micky Quinn - Ashley hasn't got a clue But Newcastle fans are not happy with the appointment, and in [.

Mike Ashley To Own Newcastle Long Term

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We put out an article yesterday on the massive new TV deal that is soon to be negotiated by the Premier League for the time frame 2016-2019, and it looks like it could well be a £4B deal, and a lot morethan the current £3B deal, which runs out in eighteen months, Mike Ashley on [...]

Gutierrez Politely Lays Down The Law

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Football is a very difficult profession to become successful in even if you are blessed with talent and like most business where big money is involved it can be a cut-throat business. Jonas Gutierrez lays down the law to youngsters I know from my career at IBM that there can be [...]


Manchester City

Neuer insists it’s business as usual at Bayern Munich despite distractions

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Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer insists it's business as usual at Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich despite a turbulent week off the pitch for the Bavarian giants.

On the pitch, Bayern are in rude health with an eight-point lead in the German league table and have only lost twice all season ahead of Saturday's away match at fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Neuer insists it’s business as usual at Bayern Munich despite distractions

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Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer insists it's business as usual at Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich despite a turbulent week off the pitch for the Bavarian giants.

On the pitch, Bayern are in rude health with an eight-point lead in the German league table and have only lost twice all season ahead of Saturday's away match at fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Sorry Manuel Pellegrini - Football is a results business!

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Ahead of this past weekends games, Manuel Pellegrini aimed a dig at Chelsea and Jose Mourinho about our style of play. It's funny though because now, a couple of days later, Manchester City seem to have let the title slip from their grasp!

Before I go on to give my view on here, this is what Pellegrini said when he spoke about the title race.

Steven Gerrard tells Geoff Shreeves “None of your business” in post-match interview

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Steven Gerrard tells Geoff Shreeves "None of your business" in post-match interview is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Steven Gerrard Geoff Shreeves Post Match VIDEO BELOW Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard was emotional after his side's 3-2 win over Man City at Anfield on 13 April, 2014 that saw them take [.

Theo Walcott

Walcott in for Sturridge - What's your thoughts?

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It seems that Daniel Sturridge is edging closer to a move away from Chelsea and he could literally have weeks remaining at the football club.

Liverpool are likely to pounce next month but Chelsea are reportedly unwilling to do any business until they have lined up a replacement and all news sources point to Theo Walcott as the replacement Chelsea have identified.

Rodgers: We will look to do some business in January

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While Brendan Rodgers appears to have dampened down expectatations of big money signings in the January Transfer-Window, he did state that additions would be made, most likely in the forward department as Luis Suarez is our only fit senior striker.


He said: "It will evolve. The guys are working very well, they have been fantastic, but we all know you need to get in your own types of players before you can say it is your own side.

The Rest

A business theory explains the Union’s season so far

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New insights about the Union's 2017 season, courtesy of a business theory from the London Business School called the Sigmoid Curve. (Yes, really.)

¿Cliente o Fanático?

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Una idea que es importante notar y explorar en el mundo de fútbol es la idea de fútbol como un negocio. Siempre, cuando personas piensan en las personas que siguen el deporte o un equipo especifico, piensen en los fanáticos. ¿Pero es otro nombre por los fanáticos un cliente? En realidad, los fanáticos completamente apoyan.

Betting on the future: UK bookmakers undergoing huge mergers and takeovers

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Betting on the future: UK bookmakers undergoing huge mergers and takeovers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The UK betting industry is quite literally a billion pound business. William Hill, the biggest UK bookmaker measured by revenue, made £1.609 billion in 2014. Ladbrokes, the second biggest, made £1.

USA-Czech Republic: Live Commentary

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'You need to Czech yourself before you wreck yourself young man.'

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to World Cup 2018 we go. The long road starts today. The youth are here to handle some business. Speaking of handling your business, you can get one of those fresh USMNT home kits for $67 right now, fully customized.

The Last Word: "We're in a results business"

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Of all people, Mike Petke provided clarity for D.C. United on Saturday night's result and the early 2014 season to date.

It's not often a quote from the opposing coach becomes the last word on a D.C. United match, but it did indeed happen on Saturday night following United's 1-0 win over theNew York Red Bulls.

Words About Shapes: Capitulation, Not Conquest

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Fascinating, isn't it, this game? Soccer is so many things simultaneously that it's difficult to codify even a representative slice of it: It is business, and culture, and tribalism, and the use of culture by business to evoke feelings of tribalism. It is shape and space and group intention.

Rodgers Expecting A Quiet January Transfer Window

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers does not expect to do a great of business in the January transfer window.
Since taking over as Liverpool boss Rodgers has bolstered his struggling side with just two major signings in Joe Allen and Fabio Borini. In the meantime Liverpool lost Dirk Kuyt, Craig Bellamy and Andy Carroll leaving the Red's short of fire power as they failed to secure a deal as the deadline passed.

2013 Season Seats – Only Part Of The Solution

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The off field business stuff is addressed as TFC announces a big season seat price rollback, now onto the big on field problems that still remain.
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