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The 2013/14 Summer Transfer Window Awards

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The summer transfer window of 2013/14 had the potential to be the most dramatic of all transfer windows. But was it? At the start of the summer (how long ago does that feel?), for the first time in the history of the Premier League the top three teams changed their manager. The return of the [...]

Alexander Buttner FM profile and his Manchester United prospects

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Alexander Buttner FM profile and his Manchester United prospects - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Media reports in Holland say that Alexander Buttner has traveled to Manchester to undergo a medical ahead of a potential £3.5m-£4m move to Manchester United.

Buttner is a 23 year-old left sided player who can play higher on the wing or as left back, came through the Ajax youth ranks and currently plays for Vitesse Arnhem.

Di Matteo’s striker woes: Is Cavani the answer?

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Di Matteo's striker woes: Is Cavani the answer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roberto Di Matteo's Chelsea currently has the luxury of only two forwards: Daniel Sturridge and Fernando Torres and the top priority of the club in the transfer window seems to be acquiring a striker. Although they have already splashed the cash of three midfielders.

Geoff Cameron to Stoke City Deal in the Hands of MLS HQ

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Geoff Cameron is ever so close to joining Stoke City of the English Premier League. The Dynamo support the move, Cameron wants the move, and Stoke City are willing to pay $2.7 million for him (according to a report in the Chronicle). All that remains is for Don Garber and MLS HQ to sign off on the deal, something that is never certain and has been problematic in the past.

Green decides to switch London clubs

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Robert Green, England's back-up goalkeeper at Euro 2012, has decided to sign with QPR and will become a Rangers player on July 1st when his West Ham deal expires.

Green leaves the Hammers after arriving at Upton Park in 2006 and racking up over 200 appearances for the club.

During his time at West Ham, Green established himself as the number one choice as well as earning himself regular England call-ups.

National Teamers Available In England

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Jonathan Spector, Eddie Johnson, and Marcus Hahnemann are available as free transfers after parting ways with their clubs. Spector, who found success last season in a switch from defense to midfield, leaves West Ham United. West Ham was relegated at the end of the season. Spector joined the club for the 2006-07 season, ultimately making 101 Premier League appearances.

Is David Nugent the archetypal ‘yo-yo’ striker?

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Portsmouth striker David Nugent is out-of-contract this summer and the one-time England international is keen to resolve his playing situation one way or another in the coming weeks.

The former Bury trainee enjoyed a good footballing education at Gigg Lane in League Two, earning a move to Preston North End, who, at the time were challenging for Championship promotion.

This Summer’s Best Free Transfers

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Is your club completely skint? Still waiting for your Arab oil sheikh to sink billions of his black gold profits into your first team? Just like the rest of us, you'll probably we waiting a long time. As Manchester City fans are going to find out in the next few seasons, money can't guarantee you long-term success.

AC Milan

Andy Carroll Targeted By AC Milan's Transfer Guru

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Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has been identified as a transfer target by the son of AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi, who has urged his father to pull off the shock signing of the summer.
Italian media mogul Pier Silvio Berlusconi, who is the president of Mediaset, the holding company that owns AC Milan, has acted as a consultant on the Rossoneri's transfer business in recent years, as the club seek to replace their ageing stars with a new wave of young talent.

The 2012 January Transfer Window Closes With A Whimper

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There was a lack of real excitement during the final day of the 2012 January Transfer Window, with none of the Premier League's big names on the move and a subsequent drop in spending from the same day 12 months ago means the latest transfer window closed without much of a noise.

The speculation that ran wild from Sky Sports News reporters situated at Premier League grounds became boring with attention being finally turned to actual fixtures that took place on the night.

European Soccer

Reports: Raul To Qatar, Philly Never A Real Option

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When the Philadelphia Union hosted FC Schalke 04 in an international friendly on Wednesday night, the talk was centered around a player, but it wasn't the one who had scored 48 goals in 49 games in 2011-2012.

Instead the hype surrounded Raul, who was supposed to be playing in his last game for Schalke.

Solér: Red Bulls in the Market for a Goalkeeper

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Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals, M'kay?Viper said it earlier, but we'd like to wish happy 4th of July to all of our readers! We hope you enjoy your time today with friends and family today, eat plenty of BBQ and, most importantly, retain all of your fingers.

There's just a bit of news to report today as the Red Bulls enjoy a day of recuperation following their mammoth four-game road trip.

Liverpool

Top 10 free transfers ever: Ba, Campbell, Friedel, McAllister and more

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Talksport: Top 10 free transfers ever: Ba, Campbell, Friedel, McAllister and more

Click on the arrows to reveal the biggest bargains in football

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A news article on 2012-01-05 16:25:22 from: Talksport

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Spurs linked to Swiss keeper

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Even the Daily Mail had to be pleasant about Spurs in the wake of our 4-0 win over Liverpool at the weekend and this morning the paper has started a story linking the club to a move for Swiss goal keeper Eldin Jakupovic.

Jakupovic currently plays his football in Greece but after his side Olympiakos Volos were relegated to the lower tiers of national football following match fixing allegations, all of their players have become available on free transfers.

Sportsmail’s guide to players available on free transfers

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Sportsmail's guide to players available on free transfers

Sportsmail picks a team of free agents that are still available and would not cost a single penny (apart from wages.) How many would you have in your squad?

View the full story here: The Mail

A news article on 2011-09-02 15:05:04 from: The Mail

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Joey Barton and 10 brilliant free transfers including Ian Wright, Gary McAllister and Brad Friedel

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Joey Barton and 10 brilliant free transfers including Ian Wright, Gary McAllister and Brad Friedel

Joey Barton could turn out to be the bargain of the season

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JOVANOVIC TO JOIN ANDERLECHT NEXT WEEK

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Latest rumours surrounding Serbian International, Milan Jovanovic appear to suggest that the player has almost agreed personal terms with Belgian club Anderlecht.
His agent has claimed that a deal has almost been done between the two clubs and that all that remains now is for the forward to agree his weekly wages with the club.

Fanzone: A Victim of Versatility – Raul Meireles

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TweetAn article by Paul Boyham.

You can follow Paul on Twitter at @paulboyham and also see more of his articles here on his blog.

Player transfers were one of many things Liverpool managed poorly last summer, as Christian Purslow and Roy Hodgson oversaw some woeful signings and ludicrous sales.

Fanzone: A Victim of Versatility – Raul Meireles

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An article by Paul Boyham.

You can follow Paul on Twitter at @paulboyham and also see more of his articles here on his blog.

Player transfers were one of many things Liverpool managed poorly last summer, as Christian Purslow and Roy Hodgson oversaw some woeful signings and ludicrous sales.

Fanzone: A Victim of Versatility – Raul Meireles

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TweetAn article by Paul Boyham.

You can follow Paul on Twitter at @paulboyham and also see more of his articles here on his blog.

Player transfers were one of many things Liverpool managed poorly last summer, as Christian Purslow and Roy Hodgson oversaw some woeful signings and ludicrous sales.

winger

Wind Of Change Is Blowing Through Liverpool FC

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Apparently they name hurricanes using men and women's names, working their way sequentially through the alphabet.
After Irene left a trail of havoc up the eastern seaboard of America, I don't know what happened to Jose but there's no mistaking that Hurricane Kenny swept through Anfield in the last fortnight, carrying away lots of dead wood and depositing things in unlikely settings.

Why Liverpool Should Show Caution Over Bosman Deals

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It is safe to say that Liverpool have not been the most adept in the Bosman free transfer market over the last few years. With limited money to spend under former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett, the Reds have delved into the free transfer market and come up with some real stinkers. The Ukrainian striker Andriy Voronin came from Bayer Leverkusen in 2007, and he was followed to Anfield by Standard Liege's Milan Jovanovic and Chelsea's Joe Cole last summer.

FIVE Bosman Deals For Comolli And Dalglish To Pursue

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With the news that Jean-Marc Bosman, (the Belgian footballer whose court case changed football's financial clout), is now out of work and living on benefits, I thought it would be a good opportunity for us to look at potential free transfers this summer.
Miroslav Klose (Bayern Munich) – I know that we have big Andy and the tricky Suarez, but all top clubs have 3 top class strikers fighting for a starting position so why wouldn't we take a look at him?

The Rest

Geoff Cameron and Stoke City Agree to Personal Terms; Work Permit Pending

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Jesus Ortiz reported today that the Geoff Cameron transfer to Stoke City is done. Cameron will join the Potters in Orlando today. We congratulate Geoff on the next step in his career and thank him for everything he did on and off the field for the Houston Dynamo. Best of luck Geoff, we'll miss you!

Released players face prospect of adapting to life at a lower level

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This article titled "Released players face prospect of adapting to life at a lower level" was written by Louise Taylor, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 31st May 2012 18.16 UTC

For some it spells insecurity, uncertainty and, possibly, the end of a career. Others see it as a long planned opportunity to make some serious money while exploring exciting new horizons.

Five Conclusions from Matchday 31

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Dortmund's title win was finally made official. And while the pundits discuss, whether we are looking at a dynasty in the making, elsewhere clubs compete for the right or burden to play two extra matches.

Dortmund are deserved winners.
In a matter of eleven days, Dortmund have now beaten the second, third and fourth placed teams in the Bundesliga.

MLS Fantasy Recap: Week 4

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Okay, things were a tad better this weekend with my fantasy team, WVH AC. My 60 points was better than the average but unfortunately it was well below the high of the week. The big deal was of course having Thierry Henry on your roster, which I unfortunately did not. I did have Kenny Cooper which worked out alright as he chipped in 20 points thanks to the captain's armband (your captain gives you double points).

7 Players Signed By Spurs In the January Transfer Window

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Since the transfer window came into force during the 2002-03 season, Spurs have been one of the most active clubs in terms of players arriving at and leaving White Hart Lane.

After a fairly quiet window by their standards – signing trio Yago Falque, Louis Saha and Ryan Nelsen all on free transfers, let's take a look at seven players signed for big money during the January period.

When Will Newcastle Spend Some Money This Summer?

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It will not have gone unnoticed that Newcatsle have brought in three good players and let one good player go but the net transfer outlay so far this summer is zero. Alan Pardew £35M will be reinvested Newcastle brought in Demba Ba and Sylvain Margeaux on free transfers, and paid around £4.5M for [.

Busy Summer Already for Juventus In the Transfer Market

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The annual carousel of potential transfer targets is spinning once again in Turin as Juventus look to try and build a title contending team. As is the summer tradition, star players from all across Europe are being linked with the Bianconeri. But while the flashy names are splashed across the headlines, club General Manager Giuseppe Marotta and Juventus are quietly going about the business of fixing what really needed to be fixed.

The Goats Who Stare at Men

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I realize this is Portland Is Wonderful Week - probably, as the saying goes, with great justice. Portland soccer is back on the map...wearing Adidas shirts. That's like, I dunno, thousands of people knocking back Diet Pepsi in downtown Atlanta.

But a couple of Du Nord links raised my hackles and my cockles.