Category Archives: England

Summer Transfers 2013: Best free transfers so far…


Martin Demichelis signs for Atletico Madrid

The best things in life are free but don’t forget the six-figure contract or the agent fee. Okay, so Janet and Luther didn’t quite sing it like that but when Monaco is flashing the big bucks along with PSG, Manchester City and Chelsea like spoilt rich kids, it’s left to the rest to strengthen on a budget.

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Fergie Retires: Manchester United players past and present react on Twitter


Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho

It’s a rarity to be posting twice on one day but thought it was worthy to round-up what Manchester United players that have played under Ferguson managed to squeeze into 140 characters what they made of the United manager stepping down and the impact the Scot had on their careers. There’s some great pictures in there as well.

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Ferguson Retires: The day I met Fergie


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Twitter timeline, Facebook news feed, radio phone-ins, Sky Sports yellow ticker, front and back page of the Standard. For Manchester United supporters Wednesday May 8th 2013 will be remembered as the day one of the greatest football managers to have graced the game decided that it was time to call it a day.

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Fabio and Rafael: Brazilian twins no longer separated just by a wedding ring


Rafael and Fabio Manchester United

It was apparently the one distinguishing item that Ferguson could tell the two apart, but now there is so much more that divides the swashbuckling fullbacks plucked from Fluminese after catching the eye of the United scouts almost ten years ago.

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Roy Hodgson dropping Shelvey, Sterling and Zaha is the real news on transfer deadline day


Raheem Sterling England

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t cast an eye over BBC Sport more than once on January 31st, but the circus that Sky has now created on the last day that football clubs can sign up players until the end of the season ensures any real football news gets buried in the incessant transfer speculation and interviews conducted through car windows.

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Chico Flores: The man in Michu’s shadow who deserves La Roja recognition


Chico Flores Swansea City

When Brendan Rodgers made the decision to swap the Liberty Stadium for Anfield the fear for chairman Huw Jenkins must have been that the football philosophy which had served the club so admirably under Roberto Martinez,  Paulo Sousa and then Rodgers could lose momentum at the most crucial time. There will have also been concern that key players would follow the lead of the manager and head for the exit.

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United vs Madrid: 5 Reasons why Ferguson will beat Mourinho


Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho

When Manchester United and Real Madrid were drawn against each other in the last 16 of the Champions League, tabloid journos no doubt would have been licking their lips at the prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo locking horns with his former teammates and Jose Mourinho doing another school playground jig down the Old Trafford touch-line come while the rest of us YouTubed that Ronaldo hat-trick and that Redondo skill that bamboozled Henning Berg.

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