Monday, 24 July 2017

Impressed ​Crystal Palace Boss Frank de Boer Likens Wilfried Zaha to Barcelona Superstar

Crystal Palace’s new manager Frank de Boer has been impressed by the quality of his new team, particularly Wilfried Zaha it seems. The Dutch boss heaped praise on the sought-after Ivory Coast international, even likening his new attacker to Barcelona superstar Neymar.  Zaha was instrumental as Palace narrowly avoided relegation under Sam Allardyce last season, providing 7 goals and 9 assists as the South London club climbed to a 14th placed finish. De Boer has been keen to stress Zaha’s...

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Want-Away Southampton Centre Half Left Out of the Club's Pre-Season Training Camp in France

​Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk has been left out of his side's pre-season training camp in France due to question marks over his future with the Saints. The Dutch defender has spent much of the summer widely expected to leave St Mary's, with Liverpool and Manchester City being the two clubs linked most seriously with a move for the 25-year-old. After a £60m deal with Liverpool fell through due to the Reds allegedly contacting Van Dijk illegally about the move, the centre-half seemed...

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Cristiano Ronaldo Names His Main Competitors for the Ballon d'Or Next Season

Widely considered to be the best player in the world, current Ballon d'Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo knows he will have to fight for the chance to win match Lionel Messi's record as a five-time winner. The Argentine surpassed the previous record of three Ballon d'Or trophies, held by Michel Platini, Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten until 2012. Although Messi and Ronaldo are expected to battle it out once more for the crown this season, the Portuguese superstar has also named a South American...

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Marko Arnautovic Sends Heartfelt Message to Potters Following £24m Transfer to West Ham

West Ham finally completed the £24m signing of Austrian forward Marko Arnautović, after seeing two bids unsuccessful for the 28-year-old.  After completing a move that was both a record signing for the Hammers and a record sale for Stoke, Arnautović sent a message to his old supporters on his official Facebook page. The former Internazionale player, who moved to the bet365 Stadium in 2013 from Werder Bremen, received some criticism from Stoke supporters following the manner of his exit, as he...

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Conte Reveals Pedro Injury Is Worse Than First Thought With Winger Suffering 'Multiple Fractures'

​Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed that the facial suffered by forward Pedro during Saturday's friendly against Arsenal in China is worse than first thought, with the Spain international set to miss over a week of training while he recovers. Pedro was withdrawn from the Beijing encounter with a suspected concussion after a collision with Gunners goalkeeper David Ospina. He was taken to a local hospital for checks and then returned to London as a precaution while the rest of the squad...

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VIDEO: Barcelona Teammates Neymar & Luis Suarez Do Battle on PES 2018 Ahead of Game's Launch

unch ​Barcelona teammates Neymar and Luis Suarez faced off in a game of PES 2018 at a demonstration of the new game ahead of the club's dinner at the Rockerfeller Centre on Sunday night. The attacking duo got in a few minutes of game time and, from the evidence of video footage on Instagram, appeared to score some impressive goals. "Neymar Jr And Luis Suarez PLAYING PES 2018 After Juventus Match" : https://t.co/HoDntNq7DL via @YouTube — Neymar Jr News (@neymartois_) July 23, 2017 Suarez appears...

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VIDEO: Man Utd & Real Madrid 'Lovin' it' as Ronald McDonald Inaugurates Their Pre-Season Friendly

ndly ​Football commercialism peaked on Sunday when Ronald McDonald led out two of the world's biggest clubs - Manchester United and Real Madrid - for their friendly in America. The United States, land of hope and glory. Where the consumerist society knows no bounds in their never ending quest of capitalism. The American dream. Where else would such an embarrassment for football take place? Pre-season is a period devoted to improving fitness levels ahead of the new season, as well as branching...

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Man City Players 'Can't Wait' to Offload 2-Time Premier League Winner Amidst Pre-Season Unrest

Manchester City's inclusion of Frenchman Samir Nasri in their pre-season squad was a surprise, to say the least. The 30-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Etihad Stadium and was shipped out to Sevilla last season.  Manager Pep Guardiola is desperate to offload the midfielder and his inclusion in the squad's pre-season tour was an attempt to convince potential buyers to make a move, according to the Telegraph. Nasri, who moved to Manchester in a £23m move from Arsenal in 2011, featured in...

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Crystal Palace Star Set for Premier League Exit as French Clubs Circle

​Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye could reportedly be returning to France this summer, amid interest from Ligue 1 clubs in bringing him back to his homeland. According to ​The Sun, Marseilles are the foremost amongst the interested parties wanting to bring him back across the channel, after the 31-year-old spent two seasons at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace manager, Frank de Boer, has recently signed Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek on-loan, resulting in the club having sufficient cover in...

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Manchester United Trio Given No Chance to Be Fit for the Start of the New Premier League Season

Three of Manchester United's senior players are reportedly going to miss the start of the new season with injuries, according to ​Goal.com. Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo's injuries will still be too serious for them to start the first game of the season against West Ham: "They have no chance for the beginning of the Premier League season," claimed Mourinho. All three of the injured players are with the United squad for their pre-season tour of the...

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VIDEO: Man Utd & Real Madrid Produced One of the Worst Penalty Shootouts You're Likely to See

See ​Manchester United and Real Madrid were guilty of playing out one of the worst penalty shootouts you're ever likely to see on Sunday night following a 1-1 draw in their International Champions Cup (ICC) encounter in Santa Clara, California. United took the lead in the first half after a stunning solo run from Anthony Martial cutting in from the left saw Jesse Lingard presented with a chance he couldn't miss six yards from goal. Lingard had earlier forced Keylor Navas into a fine save from...

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Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Reportedly Plans to Use Spain Star in Number 10 Role Next Season

​Antonio Conte has reaffirmed his faith in Spain international Cesc Fabregas with the former Juventus coach reportedly stating his intention to use the 30-year-old higher up the pitch in a No 10 role, next term. Fabregas started just 13 Premier League games last season and appeared only as a second half substitute in Chelsea’s 2-1 FA Cup Final defeat to Arsenal, leaving question marks about the Spaniard’s future this summer. Cesc Fabregas could be Chelsea's main man in a No.10 role, insists...

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Clint Dempsey's taste for havoc shows he's not done yet

Christian Pulisic may well be the future of US soccer but during the Gold Cup semi-final the Sounders striker showed he is integral in the short-term

Clint Dempsey’s star turn against Costa Rica in the Gold Cup semi-final did more than win his team the game and help the striker match the US goalscoring record — it may have extended his meaningful international career by another season.

There was a danger that by the time the Russia World Cup came around, Dempsey would represent the kind of selection headache for Bruce Arena that Landon Donovan became for Jürgen Klinsmann in 2014 — no longer a player a coach could build a team around, and potentially as much of a distraction as an asset on the sidelines.

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Spurs Forward Claims 'Football Isn't About the Money' After Ignoring Man Utd Advances This Summer

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has claimed that he doesn't care about the economic side of football, saying that he's at Tottenham because of his love for the club, not the money. Last season's Premier League golden boot winner is currently on a deal believed to be worth around £120,000 per week - less than half of Romelu Lukaku's £250,000 per week contract that the Belgian has just signed with Manchester United. But Kane doesn't seem to be bothered by huge wages, and says that there is an...

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Man Utd Legend Gary Neville Takes Cheeky Dig at Liverpool While Trolling Matt Le Tissier on Twitter

​Gary Neville has provoked Liverpool fans with a sly dig at the status of the club ​on Twitter. The former Manchester United defender regularly engages in exchanges with fellow pundit Jamie Carragher on social media, which often boil down to a rivalry between the duo's former clubs. This time, however, Neville wasn't attempting to irritate Carragher, but instead Matt Le Tissier, the ex-Southampton midfielder now best known for his Soccer Saturday punditry. Le Tissier had responded to criticism...

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