This stage has been positioned at The Bernabeu Gareth Bale's arrival is edging closer #thfc #rmfc pic.twitter.com/S39N4PmYmf Speaking Sport (@BTSportBreaking) August 23, 2013 Spurs have agreed to let Gareth Bale join Real Madrid for a world record Â£86m fee, reports the Daily Mail. The reports claim that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy signed off [.
Clint Dempsey has left Spurs to return to the MLS with Seattle Sounders. The USA international has gone back to his homeland in a deal believed to be roughly the same as the Â£6m Spurs paid to sign him from Tottenham 12 months ago. The 30-year-old said: "I am very excited about coming back to [...]
It's midsummer, and you know what that means: MLS All-Star season! This year the best (or most
famous, depending on your viewpoint) in MLS are all set to take on European champions Chelsea FC.
It isn't the first time that Chelsea has clashed with league XI on these shores; the 2006 All-Star
game was a match-up between the two sides that ended in a 1-0 victory for MLS.
U.S. international Clint Dempsey is coming off the best year of his career, scoring 23 goals in
all competitions for Fulham and finishing as the Premier League's joint fourth best scorer (17
goals). It's a good time for reflection on all he's accomplished in his 29 years and a Twitter user
helped him remember back to the days before he was an internationally known footballer by sharing
an old yearbook picture and quote.
David Beckham has confirmed he will leave LA Galaxy next month after six years in the MLS. The 37-year-old said: "I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career." All the rumours are linking the former England skipper with a move to Australia to steal some of Emile Heskey's thunder, [.
Italy's former battering ram of a striker, Christian Vieri has been awardedÂ â‚¬1 million
(Â£800,000) in damages after it was found that former employers Inter Milan and Italian
communications company Telecom Italia conspired to tap the player's phone during his six years at
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez claims he turned down the Liverpool job because of his "unique"
The Spaniard was heavily linked with the vacant manager's role at Anfield this summer before the
job eventually went to Brendan Rodgers.
The 39-year-old boss also reportedly turned down Aston Villa last year, opting to sign a new
three-year deal with the Latics instead.
I've been trying to come up with different ways to visually represent results. I like this one.
That both Benitez and Houllier were in charge for six seasons allows for a straightforward
comparison, even if we don't count the first 12 games of 1998-99 because of the ill-fated
Evans/Houllier managerial pairing.
Image: FIFA.com. After six years of never having to walk alone, Dirk Kuyt has left Liverpool for
pastures new. A tough season at Anfield prompted rumours aplenty about Dirk invoking a clause in
his contract that would see him leave the Reds for as little as a million pounds, and just a few
days after [.
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger says he would be open to the offer of a new contract at Anfield and
is looking forward to meeting new manager Brendan Rodgers.
Denmark international Agger, whose Euro 2012 exploits ended on Sunday after his country were
eliminated, is contracted on Merseyside until 2014 but would welcome the chance to extend his deal.
Salomon Kalou would reportedly be open to a summer move to Liverpool, according to his agent Rodger
The former Chelsea star, who left the club after six years of service, will be available on a free
transfer, after failing to agree terms over a new deal.
According to reports on Sky Sports, Kalou's availability is of interest to new Liverpool boss
Brendan Rodgers who worked with the Ivorian during his time coaching at Chelsea.
Liverpool have been named as one of the clubs interested in signing former Chelsea forward Salomon
Kalou by the manager of German side Schalke.
Huub Stevens has stated that Liverpool are in the running to sign the Ivory Coast international,
but he is confident of bringing him to Schalke as he believes he wants to leave the Premier League.
Dirk Kuyt has backed Brendan Rodgers to be a success at Liverpool, even though he will play no part
in the new manager's team at Anfield. The Holland forward has joined Fenerbahce on a three-year
deal after finding his first-team opportunities limited last season, ending his six-year stay on
Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt has completed a move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce after six years at
As reported by BBC Sport, the Dutchman, who joined Liverpool from Feyenoord in 2006, has signed a
three-year deal which could take him to the end of his career.
Kuyt, who made over 250 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 71 times, had become a fan favourite at
Anfield, but found his first team opportunities limited last season, with then-club boss Kenny
Dalglish opting to play Jordan Henderson instead.
While a number of Liverpool's younger stars have been called up for Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012
squad, one older head at Anfield has packed his bags for good. Dutch attacker Dirk Kuyt is the
biggest Liverpool name to leave the club under Brendan Rodgers' new regime, with the hard-working
wideman moving to Fenerbahce in a three-year deal.
Pies are well aware that we're a little tardy to the party with this one, but as I was outÂ
revelingÂ in Forest managing to score on the opening day of the season for the first time in SIX
YEARS on Saturday afternoon, I happened to miss the Newcastle-Tottenham game.
AlanÂ PardewÂ has always been well aware what aÂ fantasticÂ clubÂ NewcastleÂ United is, and he has
come out today and said he is humbled to take the club, one of the best supported football clubs in
the world, back into European competitionÂ afterÂ an absence of six years. Derek LLambias attended
draw in Nyon, Switzerland yesterday Glenn RoederÂ was the lastÂ NewcastleÂ manager to [.
WhileÂ NewcastleÂ seem to be struggling this summer to bring in the three senior players they need
toÂ bolsterÂ the squad for the upcomingÂ season, which will include European competition for the
first time in six years, the same cannot be said for the youngsters the club haveÂ alreadyÂ brought
in this summer.
In the other Group D tonightÂ in Donetsk, FranceÂ rather easily beat the Ukraine 2-0, after it had
been 0-0 at the half. French players celebrate after great Yohan Cabaye strike And that was
France's first win in six years in major tournaments, as they had not won in the South Africa World
Cup in the summer [.
Liverpool has confirmed that Luis Suarez has committed his long-term future to the club by penning
a contract extension.
Sky Sports revealed earlier that the Uruguay international was poised to agree fresh terms with the
An agreement has now been thrashed out, just 24 hours after Suarez re-joined the Reds fold
following his involvement at the 2012 Olympics.
"What do you mean 'no one knows the theme song'?"ï»¿ï»¿
From the band who brought you the South Stand's first full-length version of Queen's Bohemian
Rhapsody (well most of the words at least)... it's time for another sing-along! It's been a
while since we've had a midweek hymn sheet, but hey.
Yes, a new day awaits us all. By now you are well aware of the latest development in the brief
but cracking existence of Chelsea Offside. In short, this space, in just a few hours, will be no
more. A redirect and a lovely archive at our new home, We Ain't Got No History will be all that's
left of this small slice of the web I called home for a good long time.
Harry Redknapp has vowed to do his utmost to help save Portsmouth from liquidation after it was
announced yesterday that the stricken club have until August 10th to get their finances
straightened up or face the very real Â possibility of being pulped.
We've been here before, haven't we? Too many times. Star player...club captain...one-man
team...selling club. The words have lost all meaning.
Though I have been toughened up by so many recent experiences (or perhaps simly grown numb to
the modern running of Arsenal FC) I have to, as ever, express my disappointment at Arsene Wenger
and the board for allowing this to happen; to keep happening.
Dirk Kuyt has revealed he has received many messages of support from Liverpool fans after ending
his six-year association with the club to join Fenerbahce.
The 31-year-old, who fell down the pecking order at Anfield last season, admits his increasing lack
of game time was behind his decision to move on.
Jesus Navas has often been labelled the Spanish National Team's 'underdog'. His
anxiety problems in the past led him to snub a move to Chelsea six years ago (he
was afraid of being homesick) and the right winger has admitted it's an issue he still struggles
Euro 2012 had an awful start for Czech Republic rightback Theodor Gebre Selassie as his side
lost 4-1 to Russia in a match where he became the tournament's first player to be racially abused
by fans. "I've experienced much worse," said Gebre Selassie of the abuse that is now being
investigated by UEFA.
The time has arrived. The traditional fixture to kick off the 2012-13 English football season is
upon us, and it's the first FA Community Shield in six years that doesn't feature Manchester
United. It's been a wet early afternoon in ...
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