Erling Haaland hat-trick on Borussia Dortmund debut, Conor McGregor and ‘Cowboy’s’ gran, Roy Hodgson on Pep Guardiola and other things we loved

19 Jan

Liverpool made it 13 Premier League wins in a row as they extended their lead to 16 points at the top of the table on Sunday, while nearest challengers Manchester City were denied at the death by Crystal Palace a day earlier. Meanwhile, Chelsea were dealt a late sickening blow at Newcastle as Isaac Hayden […]

Paul Pogba’s transfer to Real Madrid will not be affected by Federico Valverde, claims Frenchman’s brother

16 Jan

Federico Valverde’s rise will not stop Manchester United star Paul Pogba’s transfer to Real Madrid. This is the view of Pogba’s brother, Mathias, who assured Los Blancos fans that the 26-year-old is still set on a move to the Bernabeu. Valverde captured the hearts of Real Madrid supporters with a last ditch foul on Atletico […]

UEFA reveal top 20 highest wage bills in Europe, including Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal

16 Jan

Clubs often have to pay huge wages to land top players and there is correlation between wages paid and success. Man City’s four Premier League title triumphs have come largely thanks to billionaire Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan takeover in 2008. The Citizens were able to attract Europe’s biggest stars such as David Silva, […]

Mauricio Pochettino declares Premier League and LaLiga as ‘best in the world’ as ex-Tottenham boss teases England return

16 Jan

Mauricio Pochettino has hinted he favours a move to the Premier League or LaLiga when he returns to management. The former Tottenham boss is enjoying his first break from football in seven years following his dismissal from Spurs in November, having been axed only months after guiding the club to a first ever Champions League […]

Real Madrid hero Federico Valverde receives just one-match ban for cynical tackle in Spanish Super Cup final against Atletico Madrid

15 Jan

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde received just a one-match ban for his red card in the Spanish Super Cup final against Atletico Madrid. The 21-year-old hacked down Alvaro Morata as the striker was bearing down on the Real goal and was rightly sent off for the cynical challenge. The Uruguayan made himself an instant hero […]

Quique Setien: New Barcelona manager loves Lionel Messi, is a Johan Cruyff disciple and once faced chess champion

14 Jan

Now that Barcelona have finally managed to sack their manager, we can begin to focus on the new man in charge: Quique Setien. Many were surprised Ernesto Valverde got as far as this season at the Nou Camp, despite guiding Barcelona to the LaLiga title. The Spaniard never really recovered from the dramatic Anfield collapse […]

Manchester United still top of Money League for English clubs, but Liverpool and Man City to take over, Barcelona and Real Madrid lead overall

14 Jan

They are no longer kings of their own division and now Manchester United’s 23-year financial dominance could soon be at an end, too. In terms of revenue generated, the 20 times English champions are still top of Deloitte’s Football Money League, but their place at the top could come under threat from Manchester City or […]

Barcelona ‘contact’ Mauricio Pochettino despite ex-Tottenham boss saying he would ‘never go there’ as Ernesto Valverde faces the sack

13 Jan

Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as the shock favourite to be Barcelona’s next manager despite previously insisting he would never go there. Ernesto Valverde is under pressure at the LaLiga club despite topping the league and being through to the Champions League knockout stages. The current boss has also won back-to-back league titles, but has so […]

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone heaps praise on Federico Valverde for ‘winning Real Madrid the match’ with his ‘professional foul’ on Alvaro Morata

13 Jan

Diego Simeone has sung the praises of Federico Valverde for his ‘professional foul’ on Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, conceding it effectively won Real Madrid the Spanish Super Cup. The Uruguay international was shown a straight red card deep into extra time for deliberately tripping Morata when the Atletico striker was clean through on goal. […]

Xavi rejects ‘dream’ opportunity to manage Barcelona out of respect for Ernesto Valverde – but may take charge in the summer

12 Jan

Xavi has reportedly rejected the chance to take over at Barcelona out of respect for Ernesto Valverde – but may take charge at Camp Nou in the summer. The former Spain international – who made 767 appearances in 17 years in Catalonia – is currently in the embryonic stages of his managerial career with Qatari […]

Luis Suarez may miss the SEASON after undergoing knee surgery as Barcelona chiefs line up replacements in emergency transfer meeting

12 Jan

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez could well miss the rest of the season after undergoing keyhole surgery on his right knee, the Spanish champions have announced. The 32-year-old Uruguay international went under the knife on Sunday and is now set for at least four months on the sidelines. Barcelona’s final LaLiga match is scheduled for the […]

Xavi’s club Al Sadd insist Barcelona have made no approach as LaLiga club line-up club legend as Ernesto Valverde replacement

11 Jan

Barcelona have made no official approach for Xavi, his current club Al Sadd has said. The former midfielder left the Catalan club in 2015 to join the Qatar club as a player before going on to be a coach. Catalan radio station RAC1 and Spanish newspaper AS reported that Barcelona‘s sporting director Eric Abidal, previously […]

Joao Felix squares up to Lionel Messi in furious exchange as Atletico Madrid produce late comeback to stun Barcelona

9 Jan

Joao Felix has some nerve, you have to give him that. The Atletico Madrid youngster bravely squared up to Lionel Messi in his side’s 3-2 Spanish Super Cup semi-final victory over Barcelona. In some fiery scenes shortly after the referee blew for half-time , the 20-year-old appeared to complain about something to the Argentine superstar […]

Barcelona reportedly signed former Portsmouth and Tottenham player Kevin-Prince Boateng instead of Erling Haaland last January

6 Jan

Barcelona reportedly missed out on Erling Haaland last year because they instead chose to sign former Portsmouth and Tottenham midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng. The 19-year-old completed his move to Borussia Dortmund this month after reportedly rejecting offers from Manchester United to seal an £18million move. However, it appears as though Barcelona missed out on signing the […]

Premier League clubs on red alert with Gareth Bale’s potential transfer to China suffering huge setback following announcement

26 Dec

A potential deal taking Gareth Bale to China has suffered a major setback after a salary cap was announced for the league. Christmas Day talks have led to the Chinese FA announcing a cap of £2million-a-year, applying to wages after tax. This does not include bonuses. Bale appeared set for a Super League switch in […]

Ex-Chelsea man Rob Green reveals Eden Hazard turned down Bayern Munich in favour of Real Madrid transfer because of his brother, Thorgan

26 Dec

Eden Hazard rejected the chance to join Bayern Munich before signing for Real Madrid last summer, according to his former teammate Rob Green. The Belgian attacker made a mega money switch to the Bernabeu earlier this year after winning one last trophy, the Europa League, for the Blues under Maurizio Sarri. Green, who previously discussed […]

Former Man City CEO Garry Cook reveals Premier League champions nearly accidentally signed Lionel Messi for £70m

26 Dec

Former Manchester City CEO Garry Cook has admitted the club once made a £70million bid for Lionel Messi – by mistake. The Barcelona captain has established himself as one of the greatest players to ever play the game and celebrated winning his sixth Ballon d’Or earlier this month. However, the Argentine could well have been […]

El Clasico disrupted by thousands of pro-Catalan independence protesters outside Camp Nou ahead of Barcelona vs Real Madrid

18 Dec

Wednesday night’s ‘El Clasico’ fixture between Barcelona and Real Madrid was disrupted by pro-Catalan protesters. The fixture was initially scheduled to take place in October, but increasing violence in the city meant LaLiga officials had to move it back. However, thousands of protesters have now gathered outside of the Camp Nou to make their voices […]

Real Madrid told Paul Pogba transfer in January would be ‘mistake’ as Manchester United star’s latest injury setback is revealed

17 Dec

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has warned his former club not to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in January, just as the midfielder’s injury return has been delayed AGAIN. France international Pogba continues to be linked with a move from Old Trafford to Spain as his lengthy absence from the pitch goes on. […]

Lionel Messi shows Barcelona fans Ballon d’Or trophy he beat Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to win then scores hat-trick, but Suarez steals the show

7 Dec

In front of more than 70,000 fans, Lionel Messi showed off the Ballon d’Or trophy he won – then scored the 53rd hat-trick of his career. Barcelona’s main man was on the pitch with his sixth golden ball and shared the moment with his kids before turning his attention to Mallorca where he scored two […]