Dimitar Berbatov

UEFA Champions League

The Pot 4 Club – Everything you need to know about… AS Monaco

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The Champions League is back for another season and so is the Pot 4 Club. We love an underdog at Just Football, and there are eight of them every year in the Champions League as the Pot 4 seeded teams battle against Europe's heavyweights in the hope of one point, two points or, in the cases of APOEL, Celtic, Borussia Dortmund and Malaga in recent years, qualification out of the group stages and into the knockout rounds.

PSG tie up Ligue 1 and can now concentrate on Champions’ League glory

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PSG tie up Ligue 1 and can now concentrate on Champions' League glory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last night saw PSG travel to the French riviera to tie up their Ligue 1 campaign. Five points clear of Claudio Ranieir's Monaco, with only fresh air in third place, it was a game that the home team simply had to win if they were to keep a realistic hope of hauling in the the richest club in France.

English Premier League

Glazers Are Not to Blame For Lack of Squad Quality at Manchester United

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This will not be a popular opinion, but the Glazers and Ed Woodward are not to blame for the lack of squad quality at Manchester United. The facts show that the Glazers have loosened the purse strings whenever they have been asked to.

Here is a comparison that will further elucidate this point.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Manchester United and Fulham both find themselves in desperate need of a victory, and they'll face each other looking for that sorely-needed win when they meet at Old Trafford today.

David Moyes will be hoping his team can snap out of a funk that has seen Manchester United lose three of their past five league matches.

Will the Gunners missing out on striker signing cost them?

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Will the Gunners missing out on striker signing cost them? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal fans will be more than a little concerned at the relative lack of activity from their club during the January transfer window. Whilst the eleventh hour signing of Kim Kallstrom is of course a welcome addition to the squad, it's not really addressing what many feel to be the outstanding requirement.

Berbatov opts for French leave at Monaco

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Berbatov opts for French leave at Monaco - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Transfer deadline day always throws up a few unexpected moves. Injuries to players open the door to a few short-term signings giving others opportunities they perhaps weren't expecting. One example was Kevin Doyle's loan move to QPR battling at the top of the Championshp, from Wolves where he was struggling to get a game for the League One outfit.

PHOTO: Dimitar Berbatov holding his Monaco Shirt

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PHOTO: Dimitar Berbatov holding his Monaco Shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dimitar Berbatov has joined Monaco on loan, until the end of the season.

The 33-year-old, who is out of contract this summer, has scoredfive goals in 19 games this season. The former Tottenham striker was linked with a move back to the North London club, but in the end he chose to join the Ligue 1 side that are6 points adrift of PSG at the top of the French league.

The Transfer Lens: Live Deadline Day

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The Transfer Lens: Live Deadline Day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hello and welcome to 'The Transfer Lens: Live Deadline Day'

Today, Soccerlens.com will be blogging live from the centre of London, endeavouring to bring you the very latest news, gossip and information in the final chaotic hours of the January transfer window.

Ex-Manchester United star close to joining Tottenham

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Ex-Manchester United star close to joining Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov could make a sensational return to the North London club on the transfer deadline day.

The 33-year-old striker, who will be out of contract next summer, scored 46 goals for Spurs during his three years' stay at the club.

Why Arsene Wenger Should Not Sign Dimitar Berbatov to Arsenal

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Gossip continues to intensify that Arsenal will try and solve the club's current depth crisis at striker by acquiring Dimitar Berbatov. NBC's broadcast today of the Gunners 2-0 win against Fulham was filled with references to his potential transfer. Given the success of Arsene Wenger's side this season, I can think of no worse signing at this point in the season.

Arsenal Latest: Wenger dismisses Berbatov link + Injury update

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Arsenal Latest: Wenger dismisses Berbatov link + Injury update - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave his pre-match press conference ahead of the Gunner's FA Cup mouth-watering clash with North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

In the pre-match build-up, Wenger has given an update on his side's long injury list and also commented on the latest transfer rumours, about the possible move for former Manchester United player Dimitar Berbatov.

4 Reasons Why Dimitar Berbatov Is The Perfect Short-term Solution for Arsenal

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4 Reasons Why Dimitar Berbatov Is The Perfect Short-term Solution for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are linked with a shock move for former Manchester United's striker Dimitar Berbatov. Tom Duncan feels the Fulham striker would be a perfect short-term signing for the Gunners.

Dimitar Berbatov Posts “Come And Get Me” Plea to Arsenal On His Facebook Page

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Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov posted a "come and get me" plea to Arsenal on his Facebook page today, after a British tabloid reported last night that Arsenal are interested in signing Berbatov, the highly talented Bulgarian footballer.

The photograph, which is on Dimitar Berbatov's official Facebook page, was posted to his timeline with the words "Could fire Arsenal to the title" next to an image of Berbatov wearing a Fulham away shirt.

Arsenal latest: Wenger to choose between three Premier League hitmen?

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Arsenal latest: Wenger to choose between three Premier League hitmen? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are set for a very busy January transfer window, with Arsene Wenger reportedly set to choose between three Premier League strikers, with the Gunners looking to add attacking reinforcement to their squad.

Arsenal Interested In Signing Fulham Striker Dimitar Berbatov, Says Report

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The silly season of the January transfer window has begun. Believe it or not, or believe it maybe but one of the British tabloids is reporting that Arsenal are trying to sign Dimitar Berbatov from Fulham to help resolve their striker conundrum with Olivier Giroud, Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo out injured, while Lukas Podolski or Theo Walcott can step in, when needed.

Barcelona to offer former Man Utd star a Catalan swan-song?

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Barcelona to offer former Man Utd star a Catalan swan-song? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

His languid style and exquisite skill seems tailor-made for the place, even if his work-rate when his team does not have the ball may be a little out of kilter with the club ethos, but is signing Dimitar Berbatov really on the radar on Catalan giants Barcelona?

English Football Weekly: Arsenal Slip, Liverpool Close-In; A New Managerial Generation; BT Sport’s Champions League Megadeal

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In this weekly column, I take a look back at the weekend's English Premier League and domestic cup action and the talking points that it throws up, as well as any significant news related to English football at large. Follow me @vincetalksfooty for regular updates throughout the week.

EPL Week 11 recap: Reds dominate; Spurs slip; United roar

There were no lingering memories of Liverpool's forgettable loss at the Emirates last week, as the Reds took Fulham to task and practically ripped them apart.

Videos

Dimitar Berbatov Scores Nonchalantly Stylish Volley For Monaco During Pre-Season Friendly (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Smoother than Des Lynam's velvet codpiece, here's Dimitar Berbatov tucking away a lovely acrobatic volley for Monaco during their recent pre-season jolly against Atletico Junior while barely being arsed...

Not one single tosseth was giveneth.

Super Dimitar Berbatov Lob v Nice

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Dimitar Berbatov always had the touches just not the work-rate needed in the Premier League and the Bulgarian shows he's still got those qualities going for him with this super lob to give Monaco the lead against Nice earlier today!

5 of the Greatest Ever First Touches

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Last night we gave you our Lionel Messi compilation of first touches and tonight we bring you 5 of the greatest first touches I've seen in football thus far, with a lot more to come from us so stay tuned!

Roberto Baggio scores an equalier for Brescia against Juventus in 2001!

Dennis Berkamp gives Holland the lead against Argentina in their 1998 World Cup Finals tie with not one but two fantastic touches before scoring on the half volley!

Monaco

Football Vine: King Of Cool Dimitar Berbatov Nets Superb Laid-Back Lob For Monaco

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By Alan Duffy

Nonchalance personified, Dimitar Berbatov netted a magnificent lob for Monaco against Nice on Sunday, with the laid-back strike about as cool as it gets. Tremendous!

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Berba: Evra told me to go to Monaco

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Dimitar Berbatov joined Monaco in loan during the January transfer window and said that it was his former team mate, Patrice Evra, who convinced him to go.

"I spoke about it with Evra, he really told me a lot of good about this team," said Berbatov. "Not everyone comes to the stadium, but the team is in second place and for the moment is achieving its objective of qualifying for the Champions League.

#DeadlineDay: Dimitar Berbatov Set For Monaco Medical As Tottenham Rumours Fizzle Out

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By Chris Wright

As reports of him returning to Tottenham for one last hurrah fizzle out to nowt, it would appear that Dimitar Berbatov is set to undergo a medical with Monaco.

The Guardian are reporting that the Ligue 1 Ritchie Riches are keen to bring in a striker or two after losing Radamel Falcao to knee knack and Lacina Traore to Everton in the same week and have settled on bringing Berba to what might just be his spiritual home the French Riviera.

Manchester United

Video: Top nine transfers from January 2014 feat. Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal

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The video above rounds up the transfers that grabbed most headlines during the January 2014 transfer window. We didn't compile it, but included in there are: - Michael Essien - Yohan Cabaye - Mohamed Salah - Hernanes - Kim Kallstrom - Juan Mata - Ever Banega - Nemanja Matic - Dimitar Berbatov Arsenal fans would [.

United confirm Mata signing

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The news we had been waiting for, finally began to filter last night, as first just a couple of sources, then the whole media outlet confirmed that, yes, Juan Mata will be a Manchester United signing, the second time in 18 months that United secure one of their rivals' best player of the season, having already done so with RVP.

United make Mata bid

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The news Reds had been waiting for is finally arrived, as Manchester United have submitted a £35m offer for Chelsea's playmaker Juan Mata.

United have been insistently linked with a move for the Spanish playmaker over the last 36 hours and things look to have gathered pace over the last few hours, with Mata missing training at Chelsea and reportedly waving goodbye to his teammates, before the confirmation of an offer.

BETEGY – the easy way to predict United results with confidence

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Manchester United travel to take on Fulham on Saturday with the side desperate to keep an upturn in form going at Craven Cottage. Will we beat Martin Jol's men, or will inconsistency strike once more? There are many factors that will come into play – David Moyes' team selection, the attitude of Dimitar Berbatov and countless other variables that will impinge on the result.

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A relegation dog fight

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I wonder how many teams have cemented their own relegation by deciding that "now is the time for fighters".

We see this everywhere now. Alan Shearer will talk about Fulham and declare that "now is the time for fighters", noting in due course that he's not sure that the likes of Dimitar Berbatov "have the stomach" for a relegation battle.

A relegation dog fight

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I wonder how many teams have cemented their own relegation by deciding that "now is the time for fighters".

We see this everywhere now. Alan Shearer will talk about Fulham and declare that "now is the time for fighters", noting in due course that he's not sure that the likes of Dimitar Berbatov "have the stomach" for a relegation battle.

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Running out of steam

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Much of this season has been about pointing fingers. Indeed, one of the reasons I started writing again was that an awful lot of the online discussion revolved around how bad our attackers were and how the likes of Dimitar Berbatov were leading us to relegation. I argued at the time that a bigger problem was in our defence and devoted a fair bit of energy here to pointing that out.

Running out of steam

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Much of this season has been about pointing fingers. Indeed, one of the reasons I started writing again was that an awful lot of the online discussion revolved around how bad our attackers were and how the likes of Dimitar Berbatov were leading us to relegation. I argued at the time that a bigger problem was in our defence and devoted a fair bit of energy here to pointing that out.

Everton

New Year, New Faces?

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Written by Ashwin Raja.
The end of the year always brings with it a feeling of joy and optimism. After all, it's the season of hope and merriment. It's no different for the footballing world either. The teams that are riding on a high will hope to see their form continue, and bear fruit as silverware at the end of the season.

New Year, New Faces?

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Written by Ashwin Raja.
The end of the year always brings with it a feeling of joy and optimism. After all, it's the season of hope and merriment. It's no different for the footballing world either. The teams that are riding on a high will hope to see their form continue, and bear fruit as silverware at the end of the season.

Everton Projected Capital One Cup Lineup against Fulham includes Lukaku and McCarthy

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Everton take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Tuesday in their Capital One Cup third round tie. Prior to the match this Monday, manager Roberto Martinez claimed that the players that would start were the same group that started against West Ham over the weekend.

Saturday's match winner, Romelu Lukaku has been declared fit according to Martinez while Leon Osman is expected to be sidelined through injury and will likely see James McCarthy step into his place.

Martin Jol

Fulham v Tottenham Preview

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Tottenham make the relatively short journey to Craven Cottage on Wednesday evening to face a Fulham side in serious trouble as they currently sit just three points off the bottom of the Premier League table. The Fulham hierarchy took the decision to part company with manager Martin Jol following the club's 3-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham this past Saturday.

Martin Jol sacked – reaction

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The board's tentativeness has meant that most of us have already said much of what there is to say on the subject. We have searched for blame, answers, inspiration, but have found ourselves every bit as clueless as the players we have been watching. Oh, we all have ideas about what's wrong, it's just that most seem too simplistic or misjudged.

Martin Jol sacked – reaction

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The board's tentativeness has meant that most of us have already said much of what there is to say on the subject. We have searched for blame, answers, inspiration, but have found ourselves every bit as clueless as the players we have been watching. Oh, we all have ideas about what's wrong, it's just that most seem too simplistic or misjudged.

The Rest

Transfer Deadline Day: SBI Live Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

The final day of the January transfer window is here, meaning clubs all across Europe will be looking to secure their last-minute deals in order to improve their squads and improve their chances of a successful season.

Several high-profile players have been linked to potential deadline day moves, including Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov, Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos and Lazio's Hernanes to name a few.

Football Art: Dimitar Berbatov Celebrates Slinky Performance vs Aston Villa By Sketching Muhammad Ali (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

To wind down after his impossibly slinky performance against Aston Villa on Sunday and inspired by nothing more than his own languid greatness, Dimitar Berbatov after washing down a post-match gauloise with a mint julep out on the veranda spent the rest of the afternoon, as he so often does, sketching other such moments of consummate greatness, pencilling a fine tribute to Muhammad Ali then posting it on his official Facebook page.

Chelsea vs Fulham EPL Projected Lineups include Hazard and Parker

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Chelsea have had a tough go of it so far this season as the return of Jose Mourinho was supposed to see the club instantly be propelled to the top of the league and the red carpet rolled out for the ascendency of the, "Special One," back to the top of the Premier League and Europe.

However, it has been nothing but frustration for the returning manager and his summer signings as the club are continuing to show the growing pains of new manager, new players and fans that expect immediate results.