‘Other Leagues’ Category
May 23, 2013 by Sean Charles
Here is a rundown of the rumoured biggest transfers of the upcoming transfer window:
Radamel Falcao to Monaco
Monaco, managed currently by Claudio Ranieri, made headlines last summer with the signing of highly rated River Plate youngster Lucas Ocampos for €16 million. The Russian billionaire in charge of AS Monaco, Dmitry Rybolovlev, is determined to once again help the club scale the heights of French football and he sees the signing Falcao as a major stepping stone in this development that will serve to attract other stars to the club. It is said if the move happens Falcao will double his wage and there may even be a clause inserted into the contract which could allow him to leave the club after a season as Monaco are currently in a dispute with the rest of French football concerning their laxed tax laws – something the other clubs feel gives them an unfair advantage. The speculated price of the transfer is rumoured to be around €60m.
Category Bundesliga, General, La Liga, Other Leagues, Premier League, Serie A, Transfer Special | Tags: Hernanes, Marouane Fellaini, neymar, Radamel Falcao, Robert Lewandowski, Samir Handanovic, Sean Charles, Wayne Rooney
May 12, 2013 by Sean Charles
Benfica head coach Jorge Jesus drops to his knees in despair as Kelvin scores a 91st minute winner for Porto against Benfica – a goal which now puts Porto in the driving seat for the Portuguese Primeira title.
April 13, 2013 by Sean Charles
This is the start of a weekly series we will be doing on players of the past from all over the world that we feel have been forgotten or were under-appreciated during their playing days. This may give some people a chance to view players they had misremembered or even bring these talents to those who have never heard of them.
Karim Bagheri was an Iranian midfielder who came to prominence during the late 90s and through to the 00s. He possessed an almighty right foot and frequently scored goals from midfield most players can only dream about. Despite being one of the iconic players in Asia during his playing years, his career went by relatively unnoticed by most in the West.
April 8, 2013 by David Bolt
In the past few years Blackburn Rovers have descended from being a well-run, well-respected Premier League club to a Championship side which, thanks to the actions of their owners, has become a laughing stock and a basket case off the pitch. On Tuesday, there was yet another fiasco, when Blackburn fired manager Michael Appleton, after a mere 67 days in charge, meaning that Rovers have now had four different managers in charge this season.
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April 4, 2013 by Sean Charles
Wednesday night’s match in the Copa Libertadores between Atlético Mineiro and Arsenal de Sarandi gave us a little bit of everything – beautiful goals, controversy and even some drama at the very end. It was a game that cemented the Brazilian side’s claim to be looked upon as one of the favourites now for this tournament. Atlético Mineiro have won 12 games in a row now and hold a 100% record in this year’s Copa Libertadores so far.
March 23, 2013 by Sean Charles
Boca Juniors coach Carlos Bianchi and American comedian Larry David look like identical twins who were seperated at birth: