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Football] 8 reasons why NBA fans should watch soccer [EPL Talk] Bonjour Beckham [The Independent]
Will Chelsea sack Villas-Boas? [Tribal Football] Â AWOL Carlos Tevez ... Continue reading â†’
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course we'll make sure to pump out a weekend fantasy preview for all managers to check out on
Thursday or Friday... ... Continue reading â†’
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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho hasn't given up on signing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard. The
Mail on Sunday says Mourinho is ready to make one last-ditch attempt to sign Gerrard. The Real
Madrid coach is trying to persuade the Bernabeu hierarchy to offer the Â£30million required to
prise the England captain from Liverpool.
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has slammed the Argentine FA for sacking Diego Maradona.
They are now preparing for life without Maradona, starting with a friendly against Republic of
Ireland on Wednesday when Sergio Batista will be in temporary charge. But Tevez has criticised AFA
president Julio Grondona, saying Maradona had been told his job was safe after the defeat to
Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United are preparing an offer for Standard Liege
midfielder Steven Defour. The Daily Mail says United are weighing up a Â£13m bid for Belgian
midfielder Defour. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been a fan of the Standard Liege player for
some time, but will have to wait until he recovers from a broken foot before making a bid.
Manchester United are looking to swoop in and land highly-rated Racing Santander prospect
Sergio Canales. The 18-year-old attacker is wanted by the likes of Real Madrid and
Manchester City, but Sir Alex Ferguson is set to fly to Spain this week to try to persuade Canales
and family to choose United.
Mark Schwarzer has submitted a transfer request at Fulham, it has been revealed. The Sun says
Schwarzer has stunned new Fulham boss Mark Hughes by slapping in a transfer request. The Aussie
keeper, 37, wants to force a move to Arsenal, who bid Â£2million before the World Cup. But Hughes
wants Schwarzer to stay and will play hardball.
Barcelona's players have continued their call to Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas on their own TV
channel! In a development that is sure to anger Arsenal chiefs, Andres Iniesta spoke openly of his
wish to see Cesc back at the Nou Camp on the club's in-house TV channel, Barca TV. Arsenal have
been unwilling to negotiate so far and there is now less than a month before the transfer window
Tottenham trial South African defender Bongani Khumalo, who impressed this summer at the World
Cup in a central partnership with Mokoena [Tribal Football]
Eduardo has left Arsenal, in case you care. With Bendtner, Van Persie, and Chamakh (not to
mention Vela) fighting for a starting role up front, the Brazilian turned Croatian will take his
horrific leg breaks and loss of speed to Ukraine [A Football Report]
Your customary two-footed studs up tackle [Dirty Tackle]
For USMNT fans, an article on rising midfielders for the 2014 World Cup [The Yanks are
Martin Jole, everyone's choice for next Fulham manager, stays at Ajax [Unprofessional
New Shakhtar Donetsk signing Eduardo da Silva is sorry to be leaving Arsenal. Much of the
27-year-old's career at the Emirates was spent recovering from a horrendous broken leg and
dislocated ankle suffered at Birmingham in February 2008. Eduardo told his former club's official
website: "The past few days have been very emotional for me.
It's anything but a quiet Sunday on the transfers front. Today's rundown of the top transfer
rumors from around Europe include several players who had starring roles for their country at the
World Cup and a couple who still have a key part to play for their national sides in South
While the likes of Rafael Van der Vaart might have another few days or longer
before having to shift their focus, that doesn't stop the speculation train from running, does
Liverpool very close to wrapping up Â£1.5m deal for Atletico Madrid winger Maxi
Rodriguez. The experienced Argentine would offer excellent cover for Dirk Kuyt on the
right wing, even allowing Rafa Benitez to play Kuyt up front if necessary [Caught Offside]
10 Footballers Who Will Define The Next Decade [The Offside]
ESPN will show the 2010 World Cup opener between hosts South Africa and Mexico in 3D.
Tribal Football can be a bit of a mess at times but this is a new rumor and it looks to have
some solid information behind it. Rapid reaction is if FC Twente wants to pay $2.1M for Pappa and
Pappa wants to leave Chicago, done and done deal.