World Football

Offside Rewind: So Good You Want To Cry

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Seven stories from the last seven days on The Offside and WorldCupBlog... The World Cup might be missing Cristiano Ronaldo... ...but not according to our predictions. We want a seniors league for stellar retirees. A minnow becomes heroes for a day. Looking for the hardest working man in football. Florentino lays down His VIII Commandments.

The Proposal: A Proper Professional Football League for Retired Players

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The above chipped beauty by a 40 year old Dennis Bergkamp, while playing for "Ajax Seniors" has been a minor internet revelation. And rightly so. It's a reminder of what an incredible talent Bergkamp was, and also a confirmation of the old motto: "Class is permanent". Bergkamp's bit of genius got me thinking.

Columbus Crew

Updated MLS Player Movement

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A few moves added this week. Davino to Dallas, Mathis to some Greek club and the Cannon trade to San Jose. I expect plenty of moves next week as we go into the MLS draft. As a couple clubs will look to deal some players and picks. I know Dallas is still trying to sell Carlos [...]

Update: MLS Player Movement

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A few moves to mention. New York waived a guy (Quaranta), as did New England (Simms). A couple transfers went down as complete this week (Perkins and Dorman), but I kinda had those on here well before that since they were all but finished. Lots will change in the coming weeks with the SuperDraft ahead on [.

Updated: MLS Player Movement

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Not a lot of changes to this in the past week. Just the Boswell/Wells deal between DC and Houston. Also the Troy Perkins to Norway is listed on here. As usual if any moves are missing on here just leave me a comment and let me know.

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Make Your Mind Up: Antonio Cassano Hints He May ‘Play Again’ Despite Retiring Twice In One Week

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The last time we checked in on him, Antonio Cassano had retired, un-retired and then swiftly retired again, all in the space of a week or so.

The veteran loose cannon originally signed for Hellas Verona on 11th July only to welch on the deal and retire from football eight days later.

He then reversed that decision to retire just four hours later, before retiring again five days later citing "high stress levels" and homesickness.

Referee Retire’s Yellow Card’s Uses Just Red Cards Instead

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Referee Carlos Maglio got so sick of handing out yellow cards during Estudiantes and Gimnasia's Friendship Cup game in Argentina that he retired the yellow card giving it to his assistant and explaining to the two captains that the red card would be used instead till the end of the tie.

Michael Owen Announces Retirement

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Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has announced he will retire from football at the end of the season.

Owen played for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Manchester United and is now at Stoke,and hasnetted 40 goals in 89 international appearances.

The 33 year old in total has scored a total of 158 goals in 297 appearances for Liverpool Football Club before moving to Real Madrid for £8m in 2004.