Swansea debutant Wilfried Bony wasted no time in getting among the goals at his new club. The Ivory Coast international a Â£12m signing from Vitesse Arnhem scored two goals in tonight's Europa League tie against Swedish side Malmo. Bony scored his goalscorer's instinct to head in his first goal for the club, before [.
Cracking work from the fine gents at Balls.ie, who've created this GIF of an awkward moment involving Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. The ex-Swansea's boss could be seen visibly fighting his instinct to stare down the top of an LFCTV presenter. Alas, Rodgers succumbed to temptation and had a sneaky peek at his companion.
The instinct with football teams and formations has always been to set them out symmetrically.
That's normal because you want to make sure every zone is covered without obvious bias or weakness.
However, formations are neutral and it's their application that decides their success and
When the club finally confirmed on Tuesday after weeks of rumours the signing of Malaga
midfielder Santi Cazorla, it brought about an excitement in me, and seemingly Arsenal fans
everywhere, that hasn't been felt for a long time.
Perhaps it is simply because he joins other exciting players, Podolski and Giroud, and because
we have not yet sold a big player (emphasis on the 'yet'), in what has been a refreshingly
enjoyable summer transfer window.
Early this morning I wrote a "recap" of last night's debacle in Michigan on the way back to
Chicago. Due to technological failure on my end, I wasn't able to post it right away. So join me
after the jump to relive the emotional horror that was last night.
What the hell happened? I just witnessed the biggest f*****g disgrace in my tenure as a Fire
HARRISON, N.J. -- Thierry Henry's goal drought had been approaching three
months, with a combination of injuries and ineffective finishing accounting for 11 Red Bulls
matches without a goal from the star Frenchman.
Henry ended that drought in spectacular fashion on Wednesday, delivering a game-winning goal in
Atletico Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano 1-0 on Sunday, but Rayo manager Jose Ramon Sandoval didn't
go down with out a (strange) fight.
In the 87th minute, with Atletico leading thanks to a Falcao goal, Diego tried to take a quick
throw in after the ball went out near the Rayo bench. Well, Sandoval didn't like this and decided
to try and block Diego's throw, but the 43-year-old didn't have the hops to get the job done and
the throw found its target.
You often hear commentators saying: "They wouldn't have kept that out of the net if they'd had two
goalkeepers." But it turns out sometimes two goalkeepers would come in handy. Take this example
from the Argentinian lower leagues, for instance. Huracan Las Heras substitute goalkeeper Fernando
Espinoza has left himself open to temptation by positioning [.
Aston Villa vs Queens Park Rangers 0-1 by motifoot Djibril Cisse made an instinct impact for new
club QPR as he found the net just a day after joining the club. The France international scored
just 11mins into his debut, maintaining his record of grabbing a goal on his outing for every
Premier League team [.
We all had the instinct that professional footballers have too much on their hands but now we finally have it indisputably confirmed. Step forward Reading centre-back Sean Morrison. For no discernible reason, he's challenging himself to sample every single cereal for sale down his local supermarket. We'll hand it over to Sean himself to [.
Luka, goodbye and good luck. I'll only remember the good times, and they were rich, plentiful
The finest midfielder to wear the shirt since Gascoigne, on his day he made the team humÂ with
energy and purpose.Â He was the link between defence and attack, taking the ball from the toes of
the back four and looking up, always looking up.
Paulo Dybala is a footballing Jimmy McNulty. If you are unfamiliar with the HBO series The Wire,
the McNulty character is a detective who just happens to have an ingrained talent for what he does.
He is possessed of an instinct that sets him apart from the rest of the knuckleheads around
MISSED OPPORTUNITIES After the rains came down like a monsoon two hours before, sky's
blued and the weather was perfect-if not a little sticky for kickoff. And that's how it started for
the Fire. In the fourth, what turned out to be the best chance at goal in the first half was
squandered by the hesitation of new signing ÃlvaroFernandez.
Despite it being a physical impossibility, Lionel Messi casts a big shadow over the super-sized ego
and talents of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. Barcelona's Messi usually outscores Real Madrid's
Ronaldo. Barca is the team of the century largely because of the diminutive Messi's amazing
balance, instinct and ability.
In Argentino B, the fourth tier of Argentinean football, teams are required to field ten
outfield players and a goalkeeper. Much like teams in the rest of the world. Huracan Las Heras,
however, temporarily flouted this convention during their visit to rivals Club Atletico Union over