Thursday, August 22, 2013

Flamini Potentially On His Way Back To Arsenal

Mattheu Flamini could be on his way back to the Emirates after training with the Arsenal side for the past two weeks. Flamini, 29, is looking for a new club after being released by AC Milan this summer.

It had been reported that Arsenal had had a bid rejected for Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye after making a £10 million bid that was described as 'derisory' by Newcastle.

So if Arsenal fail to land Cabaye, I can see them turning their complete attention to Flamini. Flamini is only in his late twenties so should have a few years left in him making the potential signing an appealing one.

Flamini, who left Arsenal back in 2008, had impressed in his last few years in London and became a favorite amongst the Emirates faithful. I'm sure all there would welcome him back even though he isn't the marque signing the fans want.

What do you think? Will Flamini make his way back to Arsenal?

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Everton Not Interested In Barton

Everton show little appetite to sign Joey Barton despite his willingness to accept a 50% pay cut. Barton had taken to his twitter page to express his desire to move to Merseyside by tweeting 'Once a blue...'.

Barton, 30, had played his football with French side Marseille last year after QPR sent him out on loan after being given a 12 match ban at the start of the season.

Now that his loan spell is over, Barton wants his agent to manoeuvre a move to his boyhood team and make his wish come true. If only it was that easy to get a contract with the team you supported as a child, many men would be happy.

Unfortunately, however, Everton aren't as keen on Barton as he would have hoped and don't seem too rushed to make any offer for the midfielder.

Neville Southall has stated his opinion on the matter by saying 'Yes he is fit and runs up and down all day but Forrest Gump did that as well didn't he?'

What are your thoughts? Will Barton be a Everton player next season?

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Chelsea's Hopes Of Landing Alonso Boosted

Real Madrid have increased rumors that Xabi Alonso may be on his out of Real Madrid after it is believed that they are weighing up a bid for Real Sociedad's Asier Illarramendi. As many would have guessed, Chelsea seem to be the most keen on the former Liverpool midfielder.

Xabi Alonso, 31, has been at the Bernabeu for four years now since moving from Anfield. Alonso and his representatives have held talks with Madrid but are yet to reach a deal regarding his future at the club.

It is also believed that Liverpool are hoping for the re-signing of Alonso, a player who did such great things at the club. 

The Summer has only begun and this story could take many twist and turns before the end of August but I can definitely see the return of Alonso back to the Premiership. Whether it's Chelsea or Liverpool, I don't know though. A reunion with Liverpool or a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea?

What do you think? Will Alonso be in the premiership next season?

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

PSG And Chelsea to Fight Over Cavani Signature

Edison Cavani, who  is hot property this summer, is now involved in a tug of war between PSG and Chelsea. The Uruguayan, who currently plays his trade at Italian side Napoli, has a £54 million buy-out clause in his contract.

Cavani, 26, has been sought for some time now, but this summer seems to be the time when one of many top European clubs will get their wish and land the striker.

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea are believed to have made an approach for Cavani but were unwilling to meet the £54 million price tag that was put on the striker's head. PSG are believed to have also made an approach and reportedly put a £43 million offer for the Italian side to contemplate. 

Of course, you can't rule out other top European clubs, with Manchester City believed to have made an offer but like others were reluctant to reach the £54 million that is being asked.

What do you think? Where will Edison Cavani be playing his football next season?

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Rumours, Bets And Online Gaming

There are many things that can make watching football more enjoyable, upgrading to a HD TV is a simple one that is now more affordable than ever. Another way for those with the best viewing experience already is to put a bet on the game you are going to watch. This will allow you to be more invested in the game and really get excited if your club is about to win. This is easier to do than ever before as you can now place bets online at many of the most reputable betting company’s websites. Even if you are out and about you can still place a bet using your mobile phone as they have also developed mobile friendly sites and apps.

As it is now so easy to place a bet on a game many betting and online casinos have gotten a lot larger rather fast in order to keep up with the demand of people wanting to place bets and play casino games online. Casino Online is one of these online casino sites that have been very successful in their ventures online and so there have been rumours that they would like to start sponsoring a football club. This is not uncommon as many betting and casino companies have taken this jump in order to help their brand awareness while also helping a club to grow.

Best Casinos online at is an online casino that have many people trust due to their years of service and massive range of fun to play games. Sponsoring a football team would not be such a farfetched thing for them to do as they do actually have a variety of football based games for people to play. As well as this though you will find great service and the ability to play many of the games for free before you decide if you want to put some money down.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Villas-Boas Insists Bale Is Not For Sale

Andre Villas-Boas has today expressed his belief that Gareth Bale will continue to play his football at Tottenham next season. This comes after much speculation that the Welsh playmaker was on his way out of White Hart Lane.

Bale, 23, was easily the standout player in the Premiership from last season and was deservedly rewarded with both the PFA Players' Player and Young Player of the Year.

The club with supposedly the most interest in Bale are none other than Spanish giants, Real Madrid. With quite arguably the biggest club side in world football it will be hard for Spurs to keep hold of their talisman.

Villas Boas though has reiterated his intent on keeping the Welsh international by stating 'we are not open to offers, whatever they are, and the player will stay'.

The absence of Champions League football though could leave Gareth Bale open to talks with Real Madrid.

What do you think? Will Gareth Bale still be a Spurs player next season?

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Chelsea Offload Marin To Seville

Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin has been allowed to move to Spanish side Seville on a season-long loan. The German international, who signed for Chelsea last summer, has failed to make a big impact at Stamford Bridge. 

With tough competition among the Chelsea ranks and after picking up a hamstring injury early on in his Chelsea career, Marin hasn't really got a sniff at the first team. 

With the arrival of Andre Schurrle from German side  Bayer Leverkusen, it seems as if Marko Marin's chances of playing consistent first team football have weakened some more. 

For this, I think a year on loan at Seville is a great decision. Credible side in a very credible league, Marin should be very positive about this move. 

As for Chelsea, although very talented in midfield, players such as Frank Lampard and Michael Essien are getting on a bit. Should they have kept Marko Marin for cover?

What do you think? Is this a good move for all parties involved?

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Carlos Tevez Completes Juventus Switch

Carlos Tevez has today said goodbye to Manchester and hello to Turin after signing a three year contract with Italian giants, Juventus. The fee is believed to be £10 million with a possibility of it rising by £2 million with add-ons.

Carlos Tevez, 29, has spent the last 6 years on both the blue side and red side of Manchester having spent 2 seasons with Manchester United before making the controversial move to Manchester City in 2009.

Although it was predicted that City were willing to offload a striker or two, it comes as a surprise, to me anyway, that the chosen striker was Carlos Tevez.

Carlos Tevez, who captained City to their first trophy for over 30 years after winning the FA Cup final in 2011, has been instrumental for City since joining the Blues. His energy, and more importantly his goals proved to be vital for City's success.

I think this is a great move for Juventus, not only in terms of the player they're getting, but also for the price they're getting him for. I believe Tevez still has a few years left in him.

What do you think? Will he be missed at Eastlands?

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Rooney Will Stay

Sir Alex Ferguson has hit out at claims that Wayne Rooney could be on his way out of Old Trafford in the Summer Transfer Window. This comes after much speculation was made regarding the England international's future.

Rooney, 27, has been the subject of media attention as reports suggested a move away from Manchester United could be on the cards. Ferguson has since rubbished these claims stating that Rooney is staying put.

This comes after Rooney was left out of the side that faced Real Madrid on Tuesday in that disappointing 2-1 defeat. Rooney came on as a sub in the second half but not even he could save the day for United.

Ferguson, who has now been forced to turn his full attention to the to a league and cup double, instead of a potential treble, is now under pressure from journalists to clarify Rooney's future at Old Trafford.

Is Rooney still a key part to United's plans? Who would be an ideal replacement should he go?

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mancini Still Believes

Roberto Mancini has come out and stated he still believes the title race is still alive after he saw his side run out the victors in a 2-0 win over Chelsea. As his team closed the gap back to 12 points, the Italian, was still hopeful of a minor miracle.

Although City have seemingly relinquished their title, throwing away points they really should be getting, they are showing signs that we could possibly be in for a more tense ending to the season than we were perhaps expecting.

Man City have been, they would admit themselves, far from convincing this season. They have lacked the free-flowing football that they were associated with last year.

Key players such as David Silva and Yaya Toure have been good but not outstanding and it really has showed in the City performances as a whole.

Unlike last year though, they have experience of winning the title at it will really show coming into the business end of the season but they'll be going up against a side who have won the Premier League title on 12 separate occasions.

What do you make of City's chances? Will they at least make it interesting?

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Gareth Bale Does It Again

Gareth Bale proved again to be instrumental as his side earned all three points at Upton Park thanks to two goals from the Welsh magician, with the winner being nothing short of extraordinary.

After taking the lead, Tottenham then had to make a comeback after going 2-1 down after an hour played. With a goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson leaving us with a tense finish, Bale stepped up to the plate again and delivered with an astonishing goal.

Gareth Bale, 23, is now one of the most sought after players in world football after showing some prolific performances recently. At such a young age, the prospects of how good he could be in a few years to come are frightening.

With many clubs inevitably interested in his availability  Spurs will do well to hang on to the Welsh international for much longer. Even if they eventually do sell off the playmaker, a hefty sum is surely on the cards.

What have you made of Gareth Bale this season? Would he be among the top 5 players in the world?

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hazard Apologizes For Kick

Eden Hazard has today come out and apologized for his alleged kick on a Swansea ball boy. Although only Hazard himself knows whether he was aiming for the boy or the ball, I think most would give him the benefit of the doubt and say he was trying to kick the ball from under him.

In fairness, the ball boy was acting the clown and unprofessional  In need of 2 goals, I don't think many players would have tried something too dissimilar if they were put in that situation.

It was later revealed that the ball boy had tweeted about time wasting. The tweet read,

 'the king of all ball boys is back making his final appearance #needed #for #timewasting'

It will be interesting to see how they deal with not only Eden Hazard, 22, but also the 17 year old ball boy. It's not unfair to say that there was two of them in it and I think the ball boy should be made somewhat an example of to stop any carry on of this like in the future.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you have reacted the same way Hazard did?

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Kompany Gets Red Card Rescinded

Vincent Kompany has today had his red card, which he received against Arsenal at the weekend, rescinded. With many professionals of the game agreeing, it is quite easy to see that Kompany was harshly treated when handed the red card.

In a game that had more yellow and red cards than any other I've seen for a while, referee Mike Dean wasn't shy when dishing out red cards when he felt it was necessary.

The game itself was quite dull with Arsenal having to play 10 men with just 10 minutes played. Man City, to their credit, made the most of it and got the job done with goals from James Milner and Edin Dzeko enough to see off the Gunners.

I think its good to finally see the FA have some sense and show a bit of discretion when it comes to decisions like these. Although, by law, it was a legitimate red card and some would say he endangered the safety of Jack Wilshere, the right decision was made by the FA to have the red card rescinded.

What do you make of this issue? Do you think it was a red card?

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