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Didier Drogba eager to stay with Chelsea after winning Football Writers’ Association award

Didier Drogba wants to remain part of the Chelsea “family” beyond the end of the season. The Ivory Coast forward received the 2015 Football Writers’ Association Tribute Award at a gala dinner in London on Sunday night. Drogba returned to Stamford Bridge during the summer following spells with Shanghai and Galatasaray, but as yet there is nothing confirmed when his current...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Blatter goads UEFA for lack of courage in FIFA election

NYON, Switzerland (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has goaded UEFA by saying it lacks courage to field an election candidate against him. Blatter tells CNN that opposition to him is led by UEFA but ''they don't have the courage to come in'' the election fight. The interview aired Monday, hours before UEFA President Michel Platini chaired an executive committee meeting that will...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Mourinho not dwelling on Bradford defeat

Jose Mourinho has already shifted his focus away from Chelsea’s shock FA Cup defeat at the hands of Bradford City. […]
Via Soccer News
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba hopes to extend stay at Stamford Bridge

Didier Drogba has said that he wants to remain at Chelsea beyond the end of the season. The Ivory Coast forward received the 2015 Football Writers' Association Tribute Award at a gala dinner in London on Sunday night. Drogba returned to Stamford Bridge last summer following spells with Shanghai and Galatasaray, and he hopes that this summer does not mark the end of his 11-year association...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Schweinsteiger under no pressure to extend Bayern contract

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is not looking to sign a new deal at the Allianz Arena just yet. Bastian […]
Via Soccer News
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Gattuso dreaming of managing Rangers

Gennaro Gattuso has outlined his dream of one day managing former club Rangers. Former Rangers man Gennaro Gattuso has expressed […]
Via Soccer News
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

AFCON 2015: Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan plays down title talk for the Black Stars

Asamoah Gyan wants to focus on each match rather than the title Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has played down talk of the Black Stars winning the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations title insisting they are taking one match at a time in the continent’s flagship competition in Equatorial Guinea.The Black Stars have been to each of the last four Nations Cup semi-finals but last won the trophy...
Via Ghanasoccernet
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Juan Cuadrado wants Chelsea move; Over to you Jose

Juan Cuadrado wants Chelsea move; Over to you Jose - originally posted on Soccerlens.com According to reports from Sky Sports, it is believed that Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado wants to join Chelsea before the winter transfer window’s deadline day. The report claims that the Blues will need to pay £26.8m, Cuadrado’s release clause to acquire his services. TRANSFER CENTRE: Busy...
Via Soccerlens
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool suffer blow in signing Steven Gerrard replacement

Liverpool suffer blow in signing Steven Gerrard replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool have been suffered a massive blow in signing Fabian Delph after midfielder committed his future to Aston Villa after signing a new deal. The 25-year-old had just six months left on his previous contract and was linked with a move to Liverpool as he was considered to replace...
Via Soccerlens
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tottenham transfer rumors: Depay, Kane, Berbatov, Ings

Here are the latest Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from White Hart Lane. Interesting development with Harry Kane, who’s truly starting to become one of...
Via The Sports Bank
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 AFCON: Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan admits clash with South Africa will be tough

Asamoah Gyan admits South Africa will be tough for the Black Stars Ghana hero Asamoah Gyan, who admitted to having “some physical problems”, says they will be up for their next against South Africa at the Africa Cup of Nations in Tuesday even though the Bafana Bafana will be very difficult to defeat.Gyan climbed off the sick bed to fire the Black Stars to a dramatic stoppage...
Via Ghanasoccernet
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Irina Shayk dumped Ronaldo over cheating rumors?

Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk broke up recently, and a new report says their split was due to rumors of the soccer star cheating on the supermodel. Word of the split between the couple emerged over the past two weeks and one report attributed it to Shayk refusing to attend the birthday party of Ronaldo’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Newcastle’s Sad Premier League Stats Under Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley bought Newcastle United back in June of 2007, a couple of months after we started this blog, and since then we have completed seven full seasons under Mike Ashley and in the Premier League have only two top ten finishes to show for it – both under Alan Pardew. Lee Charnley and Mike […]
Via Newcastle United FC Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United: van Gaal is no David Moyes

Much has been made of the faltering start to Louis van Gaal’s tenure as Manchester United manager. David Moyes, so often compared to the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, has essentially become the benchmark in which all future managers will be judged. The critics have been swarming around the Theatre of Dreams, waiting to pounce on any misfortune the club suffers. Every game lost,...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FA Cup synopsis: Recapping the week’s most improbable results

While most casual football fans follow the Premier League, it’s important to note that it’s not the only league that generates interest in England. Fans in local British communities passionately root for their respective clubs. It’s usually a short hike to the local pub, and fans can watch matches and connect with others that have similar interests with ease. Those clubs have...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Man United transfer rumors: Bale, De Gea, Coleman, Clyne

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Old Trafford. We begin with the Gareth Bale and David de Gea potential swap that’s been talked about...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jose Mourinho: Me and the players must feel ashamed

Manager Jose Mourinho says it is a "disgrace" how Chelsea were knocked out of the FA Cup against Bradford. Only twenty four hours before the game, the Portuguese said that his players will show Bradford the respect they deserve as the defeat ends Chelsea's hopes of the quadruple. But the Blues threw away a two-goal […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Fall of Roberto Soldado

​ When do you know a striker has lost his way? In recent years, in the English Premier League specifically, critics have come out in droves against the likes of Andy Carroll and Fernando Torres. Carroll was the subject of a bid for £35 million back in 2011, taking him from Newcastle United to Liverpool. He was a major flop before being sold to West Ham two years later for...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Mancini on the Torino game, midfield options and transfers

Internazionale coach Roberto Mancini says his players have to approach Sunday's game against Torino in the same way they approach the Italian Cup game against Sampdoria. Well behind in the race for a top-three finish, the Nerazzurri host Giampiero Ventura's side knowing that they cannot afford to drop more points if they are to qualify […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mesut Ozil will be stronger when he returns to regular action for Arsenal, says Wenger

Arsenal can expect to see a stronger Mesut Ozil when the German playmaker gets back into full-on action, according to manager Arsene Wenger. Ozil has just returned to the Gunners squad since suffering a knee injury in the defeat at Chelsea in early October, and made a cameo substitute appearance for the closing stages of the Barclays Premier League win over Stoke on January 11....
Via World Soccer Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsene Wenger on Brighton & Hove Albion and new signings

Manager Arsene Wenger says Arsenal will approach Saturday's FA Cup away game against Brighton & Hove Albion aware of how tricky away cup games can be at this stage of the season. The Gunners were in scintillating form last week against Manchester City and will be looking to extend their positive moment against Chris Hughton's […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Solo's husband driving team van during DUI arrest

Hope Solo has been suspended 30 days from the U.S. women’s national team due to her involvement in her husband Jerramy Stevens’ recent DUI arrest. But there may be more to her “involvement” than just being there when it went down. While Solo was said to have acted belligerently toward police while Stevens was being...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Deal With Tim Cahill?

I wake up this morning to see that everyone’s favorite Socceroo is trending on Twitter. That’s right, Mr. Tim Cahill is at it again. He scored not one but two goals for Australia versus China in the Asia Cup today, securing Australia’s spot in the tournament semi-finals. In typical Cahill fashion the goals were spectacular. The first was a wicked bicycle kick inside the six...
Via Total MLS
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Persie, Shaw available for Manchester United's FA Cup tie

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says forward Robin van Persie and full-back Luke Shaw are available for Friday's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Cambridge. However, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Ashley Young will miss out while van Gaal refused to confirm reports suggesting Victor Valdes is set to make his debut in goal. Shaw and van Persie sat out last Saturday's 2-0 win at...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hope Solo suspended 30 days by US Soccer

Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. women’s national team for 30 days, US Soccer announced on Wednesday. The organization says the suspension is due to Solo’s involvement in an embarrassing event. “During our current National Team camp, Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a negative impact on U.S. Soccer and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cristiano Ronaldo: Rivalry With Lionel Messi ‘Helps Me Grow,’ Good For Soccer

The rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo never will die, as long as the soccer superstars ply their trades at the same time. Ronaldo told France Football Magazine on Monday, that his rivalry with Messi is good for both players and the sport itself. Ronaldo said both players’ success (and that of their club and national teams) pushes them...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Women’s soccer stars lose World Cup turf war with FIFA

  A group of leading women’s soccer players have ended their quest for gender equality at the FIFA World Cup.   The Abby-Wambach-led group of stars which was seeking to compel FIFA to stage the 2015 Women’s World Cup on natural grass instead of artificial turf dropped its legal complaint against world soccer’s governing body Wednesday. The players accepted...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC is playing Premier League 'MatchMaker' with new app

Watching sports is a communal thing. We like watching games together whether it be at the stadium, arena, sports bars, our friend’s homes or having people over at our own houses. With social media, we can converse with people all over in real-time. NBC is trying to tap into this communal spirit with its new MatchMaker app for the English Premier League. Now stay with us, the app...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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