‘Premier League’ 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 20, 2013 by David Bolt
Sadly, the end of the Premier League season is now upon us, and writers everywhere are picking their teams of the season, so I thought I’d do the same.
The problem I have with many of these teams is that, most of the time, it’s obvious who will be in them and as a result, they don’t vary much from writer to writer. That’s not very interesting to me; I’m sure none of you reading this needs me to tell you how good a season Gareth Bale’s had, how Robin van Persie made a seamless transition to Manchester United, or how great a player Juan Mata is for Chelsea.
May 18, 2013 by Sean Charles
May 12, 2013 by Sean Charles
Sean Bean narrates one of the most memorable adverts Sky produced for English football during the 90′s.
March 5, 2013 by Nick Harland
Liverpool: Philosopher Brendan Rodgers has had a mixed time at Liverpool this season, with the team struggling at times to adapt to his preferred style of play. Things certainly were not helped when he was conspicuous by his absence for a crunch match with Manchester United, as it coincided with the launch of his book ‘Hoof It: Why Long Ball Works.’ Rodgers was then absent for three subsequent matches to fulfil promotional duties for the best-seller. Kopites will be hoping for an improvement from The Reds in the second half of the season, but it seems unlikely after news emerged recently that Rodgers has a further two publications in the pipeline: an erotic football novel ‘Fifty Shades of Joe Allen’, and sci-fi thriller ‘Suso.’
January 13, 2013 by Juan Manuel
8th April 2010 was a day of stark contrast in Manchester United history. On the one hand, the Red Devils had been knocked out of the Champions League the day before, as they lost on away goals to Bayern München (a 3-2 win at Old Trafford proved insufficient to overcome a 2-1 loss in Germany). On the other hand, a virtually unknown Mexican striker nicknamed “little pea” was unveiled as a new Manchester United player.