Philadelphia Union

PSP’s chat with Bobby Warshaw, American soccer’s most unique new voice

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Harrisburg-area native Bobby Warshaw is perhaps the most unique voice in American soccer, and he talked recently with PSP's Dan Walsh about his life after soccer, life behind the scenes for pro soccer players, new book, frustrations with Philadelphia Union, and recent time spent in a Syrian refugee camp overseas.

PSP talks tactics with Union head coach Jim Curtin

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Jim Curtin has guided Philadelphia Union through some difficult times, but now he is tasked with helping the club build a new foundation for success. A slow start has led many to question whether he's up for the job. PSP spoke to Curtin to find out more about how the adjustments he has made to help the team get back on track.

Newcastle United

Jonjo Shelvey Reflects On His Time At Liverpool – A Massive Club

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Jonjo Shelvey has been talking about his time at Liverpool after Rafa Benitez signed him in the summer of 2010 before the iconicmanager finally left the Reds after a successful six years [...]

This Is What Rafa Tells His Players When They Play For Newcastle

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Mikel Merino seems to be one of Newcastle's new stars in the making, but the SpanishU21 star still has a lot to learn., but he should learn quickly from his compatriot at [...]

Rafa Benitez Bemoans Two Things About Yesterday’s Game

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We lost at the Terriers yesterday 1-0, but the score could have easily been a win 1-0 for Newcastle. After only 16 minutes Matt Ritchie looked like he had scored, but the [...]

Newcastle Star – We’ll Keep An Even Keel This Season – Certainly No Panic

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Matt Ritchie has turned out to be a bargain buy for Newcastle from Bournemouth last summer, and like Dwight Gayle, he was willing to take a step down in the leagues to [...]

Rafa Benitez Not Happy With Shelvey – He Let Everyone Down

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Rafa Benitezwas not too happy after the game today because we lost a game we needn't have lost if Newcastle had kept their discipline on the field. And as it turned out [...]

Rafa Promises Players It’s Back To Double Training Sessions Monday – After Day Off

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Newcastle were not at their best yesterday at Preston and after opening brightly with a nice opportunist goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic who looked sharp in that first half, maybe it was all [...]

Rafa Benitez – It’s Not Easy – We Need To Do Well In All Competitions

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Rafa Benitezhas been interviewed in the IrishTimes today and it's a good wide-ranging interview with Rafa Benitez now back in the big time with Newcastle United. That's after he showed his complete [...]

Dwight Gayle Explains What He Has To Do In The Coming Season

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Dwight Gayle got off to a great start last night and scored after just three minutes after Newcastle started the game against Hearts like a steam train. It was really a brilliant [...]

Benitez – Why Can’t Newcastle Win The Premier League?

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This is is the third part in covering the excellent interview Rafa has given in the Mail today, which is actually his first interview since the first week after we won the [...]

Rafa Reveals The One Key Thing That Has Transformed Newcastle

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In his interview in the Mail today, the Newcastle manager RafaBenitez has talked about a number ofdifferent things about the club and his 15 months on board, during which time we have [...]

Rafa Benitez – Championship More Competitive Than People Realize

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Rafa Benitez has given a very interesting interview in the Mail today and he talks about just how difficult the Championship is, with all the games the clubs have to play and [...]

Newcastle Now Have Momentum For Reentry Back To The Premier League

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Newcastle and Rafa Benitez got the job done last year and for the second time in seven years we come straight back up as Champions after we were relegated in the previous [...]

Star Exudes About Newcastle And The Best Fans In The Land

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Mo Diame has often expressed his disappointment at some of his performances last season, but he still played very well in a number of games, but it's clear he will be trying [...]

Ambitious Benitez Wants Competitive Team For Premier League

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There's a Rafa Benitez interview earlier today in ChronicleLive that we thought we would hold back until after the game this afternoon and it's a measured and down to earth Rafa Benitez who says he is realistic but ambitious aboutNewcastle United in the future. And with owner Mike at the game today it could be [.

Rafa – We Need To Move Forward – We Won The Game

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After the 1-0 win last night thanks to another great Matt Ritchie goal, Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez was frustrated that everybody will be talking about the refereeing error in the first half, when Keith Stroud disallowed a Matt Ritchie penalty for encroachment. After discussing the situationwith the other three officials, he awarded a free kick [.

Wigan Manager – Newcastle Fantastic Place To Play Football

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Wigan's interim manager Graham Barrow was complimentary of Newcastle after the game but he still thought Wigan could have won the game with some luck on their side. Wigan didn't look like a relegation side and they still have a slight chance to avoid the drop although Burton had a great 1-0 win at Huddersfield [.

Rafa – To Be Manager Of Fantastic Newcastle Is A Great Privilege

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Rafa Benitez had been interviewed by the Chronicle again today in what they are calling Part 2 of their exclusive interview with the Newcastle manager let's hope there are parts 3 and 4 to come. Rafa has again given written responses to the questions posed by the Chronicle journalists and there are some good [.

Rafa Sure Of Club’s Bright Future – We’ll All Have Chance To Dream

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With there not being too much news during these boring International break the Chronicle has rescued us all by conducting a long and very interesting interview with manager Rafa Benitez. Rafa is asked a number of questions and as usual he responds to each question with his real thought on thematter and they are also [.

Striker Issues Caution As Concern Mounts At Newcastle

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Daryl Murphy was our Man of the Match during the terrible defeat and display against Fulham on Saturday afternoon a display and result that shocked Geordie fans everywhere. It was widely thought to be our worst display of the seasonand it came at exactly the wrong time. After getting 7 pointsfrom games against three [.

Newcastle Captain Puts It All In Perspective

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We were hoping for the win last night and of the last three games at least on paper it seems Reading was the easiest. But we cannot complain (and wont) and 7 points from 9 is a great return against three of the top five teams in the Championship all away from [...]

Rafa – We Had Enough Chances To Win It

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Rafa Benitez seemed pleased with the performance of his players last night and we came away with a point in a 0-0 draw at Reading, but probably should have had all 3 points. But Reading also had chances to win the game and given they hit the bar in the last few seconds of the [...]

The Brilliance Of Benitez Shows Through When It Matters Most

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Newcastle pulled of their second great away win yesterday when we beat an in-form Huddersfield team 3-1 away to go 5 points ahead of second placed Brighton and 11 points ahead of 3rd placed Huddersfield. If there was ever any doubt who the best teamin the Championship is, then the last five days have shown [.

Rafa Pleased With Performance – His Game Plan Was Brilliant

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Rafa Benitez was pleased with the away performances at Brighton and at Huddersfield when we played what were the first and third teams in the league. The fact we won both games and Brighton lost at Nottingham Forest today means we are 5 points clear of the Seagulls and 11 points clear of 3rd placed [.

Local Lad – I Do What The Manager Wants – That’s Most Important

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Paul Dummett has improved this season under the coaching of Rafa Benitez and a number of our other players have too and they will be better players next season than they have been this season. But it's been some experience in the Championship, which must be the toughest football league in the world to [.

Rafa’s Subdued Sky Sports Interview After 2-0 Win – Video

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Newcastle players celebrate Yoan Gouffran goal after 42 minutes Here's Rafa Benitez press conference with Sky Sports after the 2-0 home win tonight against Aston Villa and it's a very subdued Rafa after he has lost Dwight Gayle through that hamstring injury after only 33 minutes. That could be a huge blow to us although [.


Argentina: Adorable Little Dog Invades Pitch, Steals Show, Gives Post-Match Interview In Tunnel (Video)

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San Lorenzo's narrow 1-0 victory over Arsenal di Sarandi in the Argentinian Superliga will live long in the memories of those fortunate enough to watch it.

This was because the game played host to what might just rank as the most adorable pitch invasion ever.

During the second half, a small sausage-ish dog came bounding onto the pitch, stole the ball and then continued to evade capture in the cutest manner imaginable.

Classic Moments: John Motson Gets His Backside Handed To Him By Brian Clough In Prickly BBC Interview, 1979 (Video)

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After 50 years plugging away on the gantry, John Motson has announced he's retiring from his BBC commentary gig at the end of the season.

Now aged 72, Motson has cemented his place as one of the foremost voices in English football lore, with 20 major international tournaments and 29 FA Cup Finals listed on his CV.

‘We Just Couldn’t Handle Their 37 Forwards’ – Inverness Boss Gives Brilliant Deadpan Interview After Losing Heavily To Team Of 100 Children (Video)

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Just as Dundee did a day or so ago, Inverness Caledonian Thistle kicked off their pre-season itinerary with a novelty fixture against 100 local kids.

Alas, Caley's first XI suffered an embarrassing defeat against the throng of young opponents, conceding an avalanche of goals in a 20-5 drubbing.

Retro Football: Johan Cruyff Discusses Dennis Bergkamp, The Notion Of Greatness And The Perfect Footballer, 1994 (Video)

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On the day of his 48th birthday, we can't help but hark back to the highest praise Dennis Bergkamp ever received, and from Johan Cruyff no less.

Shortly before the 1994 World Cup, Cruyff gave an in-depth interview to Hugo Camps for Het Laatste Nieuws, in which shared his thoughts on a wide array of footballing issues.

‘I Call My Daughter My Girlfriend’ – Mohammed Anas Successfully Explains Post-Match Interview Blunder

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Move over Gordon Banks, for your acrobatic denial ofPele at the 1970 World Cup has been usurped as the greatest last-gasp save of all time.

Mohammed Anas now claims that title, after conjuring up the mother of all excuses for thanking both his wife and his girlfriend during a recent post-match interview.

Transfers & Rumours

Chelsea: Diego Costa Once Again Reiterates He Would Really, Really, Really Like To Return To Atletico Madrid If It’s At All Possible, Thank You

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Coming precisely one day after Diego Costa confirmed his desire to rejoin former club Atletico Madrid, the AWOL Chelsea striker has re-confirmed his desire to rejoin former club Atletico Madrid.

After being informed via text message a couple of months ago that he was no longer part of Antonio Conte's plans, Costa has hunkered down in his hometown of Lagarto, Brazil, where he apparently intends to remain until his demands are met.

‘I’ve Got One Big Contract Left In Me And I Know My Worth’ – Danny Rose Drops Blunt Bombshell On Eve Of New Season, Implores Tottenham To Stop Signing ‘Players He Has To Google’

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Just a few days before the start of the season, Danny Rose has given an incredibly blunt interview in which he, a) criticises Tottenham's transfer activity (or lack thereof) this summer and, b) openly admits he's keen to move back to a more northerly club sooner rather than later.

Rose, who has spent the last six months out nursing a knee injury, refused to mince words while speaking to The Sun, getting pretty much all of his major gripes off his chest in one fell swoop.


Opposition View – Newcastle United Are A Massive Club

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With their famous win at Huddersfield on Saturday Burton Albion have move up to 19th (6th bottom) place in the league table and 4 points above safety and very a good chance of staying in the Championship for next season, which would be great for the club and their fans. Albion have a very good [...]

Benitez – This Is How Fans Can Help Newcastle Get Promoted

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Rafa Benitez has again praised the Newcastle fans for their magnificent support of the teamthis season when we will break the attendance record for the Championship and it will be something over 51,000. Home gates are sold out and we always take up our full allocation of away tickets and often the away games are [.

Benitez Happy With Season So Far – We Need To Stay Confident

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Some of us back in August thought we would almost walk away with the Championship this season but we were wrong again. Of course those first two games, when we lost both of them at Fulham and at home to Huddersfield at the time we thought were two mediocre sides level-set what [...]

Benitez Explains Why Magpies Didn’t Win Yesterday

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Newcastle had enough chances to have won the game yesterday and gaina full 3 points on both Brighton and Huddersfield, but we didn't and we had to make do with just the one point.

Reading Manager Praises The Quality Of Newcastle

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Newcastle's lead at the top of the Championship was cut by 2 points to only 3 points last night as Brighton won 2-0 at Rotherham (Huddersfield won 1-0 at home to Aston Villa) and we could only draw 0-0 at 5th placed Reading. It was a decent game and Newcastle could and probably should have [...]

The Rest

Was willst du denn vom Skisport?

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Was willst du denn vom Skisport?

Thorsten Fink war auf dem Platz schon nicht immer der zarteste...verbal im Interview hat er aber noch einiges mehr zu bieten, vor allem, wenn ihm ein „Skifahrer" versucht Abseits zu erklären. Gut, dass die Skisaison bald wieder beginnt, dann hat Thorsten Fink auch nicht mehr so oft mit Moderator Rainer.