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Roy Keane slams ‘mind-boggling’ football transfer frenzy

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London (AFP) – Former Manchester United star Roy Keane has slammed the “mind-boggling” spending of clubs paying huge fees for “average” players in a historically frenzied transfer window.

Keane, who now works as assistant to Republic of Ireland coach Martin O’Neill, has been shocked by some of the sums paid by Europe’s top clubs since the end of last season.

Roy Keane slams ‘mind-boggling’ football transfer frenzy

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London (AFP) – Former Manchester United star Roy Keane has slammed the “mind-boggling” spending of clubs paying huge fees for “average” players in a historically frenzied transfer window.

Keane, who now works as assistant to Republic of Ireland coach Martin O’Neill, has been shocked by some of the sums paid by Europe’s top clubs since the end of last season.

Putting into perspective the spending of Manchester City

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If you are not from the blue half of Manchester, any discussion that involves Manchester City quickly boils down to buying titles.

A few weeks ago when City played Arsenal at the Emirates, there was this banner:

With the Manchester Derby looming on Monday, there are a slew of articles centered on arguments like buying titles and class.

Listen Up Chumps – If Frank Lampard Doesn’t Join Man Utd In January, I’ll Set My Nan On Fire

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By Chris Wright

Frank gets as close to heaven as is humanly possible in this Earthly realm

As you may well have noticed, it's January which generally means it's open season for tabloids and newspapers for grown-ups alike to go big with half-arsed and utterly superfluous football transfer bulltattle and tittlehonky but not the Daily Mail, for they have themselves an EXCLUSIVE!

Premier League Transfer Spending Down 22%; Top 20 Deals Shared by “Big Three”

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Even with City's £125million spending spree, overall English Premier League summer transfer window spending of £350million is at its lowest level since 2006, and down 22 per cent on last year.

Footy Thoughts in the Middle of Summer

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I'm currently sitting in my summer apartment in a secret Mediterranean coastal city. It is 35 degrees celsius outside, and I've decided to take a day off from the beach and watch Tour de France highlights on my summer channel of Eurosport. For the uninitiated, with six stages remaining, Alberto Contador of Spain is in the lead (Spain appear to be the champions of sport at the moment), followed by Lance Armstrong in second and Bradley Wiggins of the UK in third.

The Soccerless Summer

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Anyone watching the Gold Cup? Sure you are Canada fans, and you diehard footballistas who can't make it three weeks without something, anything, live and on grass and no hands. And then there's MLS, which for Toronto FC fans hardly gets the pulse racing considering our club is on the road playing in such exciting locales as Salt Lake City and San Jose.

Sheffield United

10 Victims Of The ‘English Premium’ Transfer Fee

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By Chris Wright

Eng-lish Pre·mi·um/ing'liSH ˈprēmēəm/Noun: An amount to be paid on top of any given football transfer fee to recognise the paltry significance of said footballer hailing from these sceptred isles and will hopefully therefore play with 'bags of passion', etc.

The Kyle Naughton Roller Coaster Experience

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The Liverpool Echo is reporting some good news for Evertonians on the Kyle Naughton signing front. According the a report, Moyes is set to meet with Naughton to finally hammer out a deal to finally bring the young defender to Goodison. Despite attempts by "Them Durty Spurs" to sabotage the deal, Naughton's apparent firm desire to play for Everton may yet see the deal through.

Transfer Rumors

Football transfer rumours: Andy Carroll back to Newcastle?

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Guardian: Football transfer rumours: Andy Carroll back to Newcastle?

Today's fluff is covered in a deep layer of cinder The Mill bought a toaster last winter. At the time it seemed like the bees knees, all shining dials and levers, promising crisp, crunchy slices of breakfast goodness and boasting the capacity to adequately service a thick teacake or hefty muffin.

Football transfer rumours: Didier Drogba to Milan?

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Football transfer rumours: Didier Drogba to Milan?

Today's Mill can see the wood for the poppies The Mill is no fan of international breaks, never has been, never will. Out goes this country's love of all things domestic, most notably transfer tittle-tattle, and in comes a whole load of patriotic piffle and posturing, three lions this, three lions that.

Football transfer rumours: Arsenal to sign Daniel Parejo?

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Football transfer rumours: Arsenal to sign Daniel Parejo?

Today's junk is using reverse psychology As a wise old jobbing American character actor in a Burt Lancaster film once said, even a hawk is an eagle among crows. And so it is that in these times of inter-window waffle-scarcity the news that former Liverpool wing mediocrity El Hadji Diouf is on the verge of a foul-tempered and ultimately short-lived return to football appears to qualify as a major transfer rumour.

Football transfer rumours: Joe Cole to Tottenham Hotspur?

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Football transfer rumours: Joe Cole to Tottenham Hotspur?

Today's twaddle is in a muddle Today's rumours are 100% GUARANTEED to be non-singing and non-dancing. Straight down to business. No convoluted intros! No weak puns! No creaking set-ups or laboured pay-offs! Just lean, mean transfer chat, designed to start your weekend with a bang!

Football transfer rumours: Liverpool’s Raul Meireles to Chelsea?

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool's Raul Meireles to Chelsea?

Today's tell-all is down but not out So then Britain, how are you feeling the morning after the day before? Strange, isn't it, waking up to the usual fume-filled skies, the sound of commuters tutting at delayed trains and the sight of Foot Locker branches smoldering into rubble, but now living in a world where Cesc Fábregas actually plays for Barcelona .

Football transfer rumours: Raul Meireles heading for Chelsea?

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Football transfer rumours: Raul Meireles heading for Chelsea?

Today's Tell-all is down but not out So then Britain, how are you feeling the morning after the day before? Strange, isn't it, waking up to the usual fume-filled skies, the sound of commuters tutting at delayed trains and the sight of Footlocker branches smoldering into rubble, but now living in a world where Cesc Fabregas actually plays for Barcelona.

Football transfer rumours: Joe Cole to Paris St-Germain?

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Football transfer rumours: Joe Cole to Paris St-Germain?

Today's tell-all is feeling the burn ... The Mill's social network of choice, as you can probably imagine, consists of a few like-minded fellows who collect around the back of the local offie to share a flagon of Fermented Apple Elixir and discuss the price of fish fingers.

Football transfer rumours: Gary Cahill to Liverpool

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Football transfer rumours: Gary Cahill to Liverpool

All today's Rumours are feeling sick Summer's gone. You can tell because it's raining outside, and football's coming back. Oh summer! Cycling, cricket, golf, even the odd shaft of sun finding its way through the cracks in the curtains every now and then.

CESC FABRAGAS - FC BARCELONA | LOVE IS BLIND

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This SPANISH FOOTBALL transfer story is beginning to stink. Its a "love story" that has hit the wall of reality with full heart wrenching consequences. FC Barcelona player Xavi Hernandez mentioned it the other day ..."Cesc is suffering", reminding me of Romeo yelling his heart out for Juliette. The negotiations between ARSENAL & FC BARCELONA for Spanish Football International CESC FABREGAS are

Most to Least Trustworthy English Newspapers For Soccer News

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"News goes in cycles. One week there's the day-by-day developments of a Richard Keys and Andy Gray scandal with more videos being released on an almost daily basis. And on another week, such as when international fixtures happen, you can almost hear a pin drop due to the lack of breaking news.

Fernando Torres and Pepe Reina Ready to Quit Liverpool In January

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For those readers expecting to read a juicy story about why Torres and Reina are ready to quit Liverpool in January, I apologize.

You see, The Daily Mirror published a story about it last night. Whether it's true or not, we'll have to wait and see, but I'm sure it gave the Mirror the traffic it wanted despite there being no sources named in the article.

N. Vidic News: Carlos Tevez to Inter Milan? Nemanja Vidic to join Man City? Saturday’s back pages – OddsPreview.com

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Goal.com Carlos Tevez to Inter Milan? Nemanja Vidic to join Man City? Saturday's back pages OddsPreview.com The Sun: Manchester City are ready to launch a shock £20m bid to sign Nemanja Vidic from rivals Manchester United and are ready to offer him £6m a year to ... Paper Talk Teamtalk.com English Football Transfer Rumours Round-up: 11th June TheSportsCampus.

Liverpool Set for Massive £40m Move, Chelsea Line Up £15m Midfielder Bid, Top Ten Players in the World, Vote for Us!

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Chelsea Set to Complete Record Breaking £40m Aguero Deal

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Carlo Ancelotti closes in on Argentine sharp shooter.

Chelsea will push through a £40m deal for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero it was reported today.

The Argentine international has been a long term target for the Stamford Bridge outfit and it would appear that a deal will finally go through in January.

David Silva Clearly Taking the Cristiano Ronaldo Route of Playing Down Rumors

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The Daily Mirror is reporting that Valencia star David Silva hasn't exactly quashed rumors linking him with Old Trafford. The young Spanish attacker went about the usual business of saying a lot without actually saying anything. "It's an honor for any player that a club of the prestige of Manchester United should follow them and that in itself is enormous praise," said Silva.

This July on Soccerlens…

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Modern football is a relentless beast - it's literally on 365 days an year, there's no break even during the summer (thank you transfer window, pre-season tournaments and weird international football schedules) and there's always the sideshow attractions - the obligatory footballer orgy or someone finding new ways to stick it to the Premier League.

Speculation

English teams watching Brek Shea

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So this rumour has made it from Twitter to the larger web.English eyes on US starlet | Sky Sports | Football | Transfer Centre | Speculation:Skysports.com understands a host of Premier League clubs are tracking American hot-shot Brek Shea.The FC Dallas ace is regarded as one of the best young talents in America and is already an established member of Jurgen Klinsmann's USA side.

Bent asks to quit Black Cats

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I'll be leaving out that door. Sky Sports | Football | Transfer Centre | Speculation | Bent asks to quit Black Cats Sunderland striker Darren Bent has handed in a transfer request after Aston Villa made an £18million move for the England international. Bent has been a regular scorer for the Black Cats since joining from Tottenham 18 months ago, but he has now asked to quit the North East.

The days best City links 07/29/2009

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  • Sky Sports | Football | Transfer Centre | Speculation | City to increase Lescott bid

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  • Manchester City throw Roma's Philippe Mexes into the mix as they step up search for defenders | Mail Online

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  • Sheikh Mansour invests $280m in Virgin Galactic - Telegraph

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The language of football transfers in 4 easy steps

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Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. | Teaching Ideas

The summer transfer window is upon us which, of course, means that clubs are allowed to buy and sell players for a fixed period of time. In this teaching ideas post we take a look at the language of football transfers.

Real Madrid

Top five most annoying transfer sagas

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The never-ending football transfer stories 1. Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid The ultimate annoying transfer saga. There was years of winking back-and-forth between Ronaldo and Real, secretly registered Spanish trademarks and a lot of bad feeling between Old Trafford and the Bernabeu. The deal seemed to be done in the summer of 2008, but the [.

I Would Not Hire Rafael Benitez

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If I am a club owner, I would not hire Rafael Benitez.

This fat Spaniard is utterly disrespectful to any football club owners or top executives.

Lately, he publicly challenged Inter president Massimo Moratti with his "sack me or back me" line.

Benitez is not new to this despicable behavior.

Arbeloa Out, Xabi Next?

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Well...crap. One of my favorite players is now off to Real Madrid. Although, I'm not totally surprised after the signing of Glen Johnson. The fee is reported to be around £3.5million which seems really low to me and makes me really worried about the Xabi Alonso situation.

Arbeloa was heavily rumored to be part of Real's raid on Liverpool and this might be related to that.

The Rest

Swedes jailed for fraud linked to Hulk football transfer

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Stockholm (AFP) – A court in Sweden sentenced two Swedes to prison on Friday for defrauding Chinese football club Shanghai SIPG of 370,000 euros ($403,000) during the transfer of Brazilian star Hulk.

Hussein Barjawi, 33, was sentenced to three years in prison.

After the email account of Hulk’s previous club, Zenit Saint Petersburg, was hacked in 2016, Barjawi passed himself off as a Brazilian lawyer serving as an intermediary in the transfer deal.

Kick Out Kickbacks For A Kick Off

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A back of a white envelope...
... and a pen.

A 20 year old player is worth £400,000.
He gets selected in the squad of a north European nation for World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
His value inflates, in the instant, by 2,000% to £8 million.
This is because football transfer markets are incredibly inefficient.

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TSG: Where Erred

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An apology to the TSG community on our "editoring" around Michael Bradley's loan move.

In August of 2010, TSG commented on Jozy Altidore heading to Besitikas. It was off a media report, that said the deal was finalized. Of course, as we know, didn't happen.

So, at TSG, we went over August and took a look at which media reports and tweets for primarily American sources, twitter feeds and publications but also using this site Football Transfer League were most accurate versus their frequency.

The Transfer Matching System (TMS) explained

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Following two years of trials and training the Transfer Matching System (TMS) comes into effect on Friday 1 October. The initiative harnesses modern electronic technology with the aim of making international transfers more transparent and protecting minors. But how will it work? FIFA.com has all the details on what is a major step forward in the regulating of international football transfers.

Missouri State Bears Soccer Programs Recognized By Student Peers

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MSU Women's Soccer Team by MSU Photo Services

SPRINGFIELD The Missouri State women's soccer team took home the top prize of the night, and 25 individual student-athletes were recognized as part of ceremonies Monday (May 3) at the inaugural Bears' All-Sports Showcase at JQH Arena.

Coach Rob Brewer's women's soccer squad was the top point collector in the first Bear Cup team competition for student development, academic achievement, athletic excellence, career development, and community outreach.