Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Paddy Agnew’s Notes from Italy: Bologna pay tribute to Holocaust victim Weisz

News – World Soccer
Paddy Agnew’s Notes from Italy: Bologna pay tribute to Holocaust victim Weisz

Serie A club renames the Curva San Luca after "the Mourinho of the 1930s"

Lazio's midfielder from Bosnia-Herzegovina Senad Lulic and teammates wear t-shirts against antisemitism showing an image of holocaust victim Anne Frank, during the warm up prior to the Italian Serie A match against Bologna on October 25, 2017 at the Renato-Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna. (Photo: GIANNI SCHICCHI/AFP/Getty Images)Serie A club renames the Curva San Luca after "the Mourinho of the 1930s"

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Barcelona 'pushing to sign Arsenal starlet Marcus McGuane' after Gunners talent snubs Rangers

irishmirror - Soccer
Barcelona 'pushing to sign Arsenal starlet Marcus McGuane' after Gunners talent snubs Rangers
Barcelona 'pushing to sign Arsenal starlet Marcus McGuane' after Gunners talent snubs Rangers
The midfielder would likely join the 'B' team initially to continue his development in Spain after joining the Gunners as a five-year-old

Monday, January 29, 2018

Nick Bidwell’s Notes from Germany: Goretzka’s summer switch to Bayern confirmed

News – World Soccer
Nick Bidwell’s Notes from Germany: Goretzka’s summer switch to Bayern confirmed

Schalke's midfield golden boy will join the champions on a free transfer

Leon Goretzka of Schalke celebrates after the Bundesliga match with Borussia Dortmund. (Photo: Lukas Schulze/Bundesliga/DFL via Getty Images)Schalke's midfield golden boy will join the champions on a free transfer

Sunday, January 28, 2018

West Ham boss Moyes fears worst over Obiang injury

Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours
West Ham boss Moyes fears worst over Obiang injury
West Ham boss Moyes fears worst over Obiang injury

West Ham boss David Moyes fears Pedro Obiang has suffered a serious knee injury.

Obiang was stretchered off with a nasty looking knee injury during Saturday's FA Cup exit to Wigan Athletic.

Read more on Tribal Football

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Man Utd boss Mourinho: Alexis showed class, maturity on winning debut; Way impressed me

Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours
Man Utd boss Mourinho: Alexis showed class, maturity on winning debut; Way impressed me
Man Utd boss Mourinho: Alexis showed class, maturity on winning debut; Way impressed me

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was delighted with their comfortable win at FA Cup opponents Yeovil Town.

Alexis Sanchez made his debut on the night and had a hand in two of the four goals. United won 4-0 at Huish Park as Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku all struck.

Read more on Tribal Football

Friday, January 26, 2018

Man Utd boss Mourinho: I believe Mkhitaryan will be much better for Arsenal

Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours
Man Utd boss Mourinho: I believe Mkhitaryan will be much better for Arsenal
Man Utd boss Mourinho: I believe Mkhitaryan will be much better for Arsenal

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho won't be surprised if Henrikh Mkhitaryan stars with Arsenal.

Mourinho admits the Armenian underperformed while with him.

Read more on Tribal Football

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Jack Wilshere: I've never wanted to leave Arsenal

Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours
Jack Wilshere: I've never wanted to leave Arsenal
Jack Wilshere: I've never wanted to leave Arsenal

Jack Wilshere has admitted he also envisaged a return to Arsenal.

The Englishman spent last season on loan at Bournemouth but has recently reestablished himself in Arsene Wenger's side.

Read more on Tribal Football

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The one thing that needs to happen for Arsenal to sign Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

irishmirror - Soccer
The one thing that needs to happen for Arsenal to sign Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The one thing that needs to happen for Arsenal to sign Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The Gabonese forward is a wanted man at the Emirates, but football experts Raphael Honigstein and Julien Laurens believe it'll only happen if Dortmund - and someone else - get what they want

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Man City to make De Bruyne 'highest paid player in Belgian history'

Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours
Man City to make De Bruyne 'highest paid player in Belgian history'
Man City to make De Bruyne 'highest paid player in Belgian history'

Manchester City have made Kevin De Bruyne the highest paid player in Belgian football history.

It is expected to be confirmed this week that De Bruyne has signed a new contract to 2024.

Read more on Tribal Football

Monday, January 22, 2018

Watford blame Everton for Marco Silva's sacking as former Malaga boss Javi Gracia arrives to lead survival fight

irishmirror - Soccer
Watford blame Everton for Marco Silva's sacking as former Malaga boss Javi Gracia arrives to lead survival fight
Watford blame Everton for Marco Silva's sacking as former Malaga boss Javi Gracia arrives to lead survival fight
In an explosive statement, Watford accused the Merseysiders of undermining their promising start under Silva

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Arsenal legend Henry: Chelsea and Conte can be great for Barkley

Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours
Arsenal legend Henry: Chelsea and Conte can be great for Barkley
Arsenal legend Henry: Chelsea and Conte can be great for Barkley

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes Ross Barkley can fulfill his potential at Chelsea.

His move from Everton has divided opinion but former Arsenal striker Henry is confident Barkley well be a success.

Read more on Tribal Football

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Arsenal-bound Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 'pictured' having kick-about with friends while Borussia Dortmund drew with Hertha Berlin

irishmirror - Soccer
Arsenal-bound Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 'pictured' having kick-about with friends while Borussia Dortmund drew with Hertha Berlin
Arsenal-bound Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 'pictured' having kick-about with friends while Borussia Dortmund drew with Hertha Berlin
The Bundesliga side drew 1-1 with Hertha Berlin on Friday night with Aubameyang not involved as he closes in on a move to Arsenal

Friday, January 19, 2018

Crystal Palace boss Hodgson unsurprised by De Boer linking Zaha with Liverpool

Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours
Crystal Palace boss Hodgson unsurprised by De Boer linking Zaha with Liverpool
Crystal Palace boss Hodgson unsurprised by De Boer linking Zaha with Liverpool

Frank De Boer's comments on Wilfried Zaha haven't surprised Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson.

De Boer, who this season was sacked by the Eagles after just five matches, said that Zaha deserved to be at a bigger club and suggested Liverpool would be a good fit for the winger.

Read more on Tribal Football

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Watford watching Telstar goalkeeper Rody de Boer

Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours
Watford watching Telstar goalkeeper Rody de Boer
Watford watching Telstar goalkeeper Rody de Boer

Premier League interest is arriving for Telstar goalkeeper Rody de Boer.

De Telegraaf says Watford have been scouting the 20 year-old in the Jupiler League this season.

Read more on Tribal Football

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Paddy Agnew’s Notes from Italy: Berlusconi facing questions about Milan sale

News – World Soccer
Paddy Agnew’s Notes from Italy: Berlusconi facing questions about Milan sale

Former owner and PM is back in the public eye amid allegations of money laundering related to Chinese deal

Italian former Prime Minister and leader of center-right party Forza Italia, Silvio Berlusconi, on January 11, 2018 in Rome. (Photo: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)Former owner and PM is back in the public eye amid allegations of money laundering related to Chinese deal

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Jose Mourinho names the one Manchester United player he is open to letting go - and it's not Henrikh Mkhitaryan

irishmirror - Soccer
Jose Mourinho names the one Manchester United player he is open to letting go - and it's not Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Jose Mourinho names the one Manchester United player he is open to letting go - and it's not Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Henrikh Mkhitaryan could leave Old Trafford but Mourinho says he will only open the door for one player due to his lack of match action

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Man Utd boss Mourinho: January signings won't change title race

Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours
Man Utd boss Mourinho: January signings won't change title race
Man Utd boss Mourinho: January signings won't change title race

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists splashing out this month won't make a difference in the title race.

United face Stoke City with Mourinho admitting that Premier League leaders Manchester City are in the comfort zone following a 22-game unbeaten start to their title challenge.

Read more on Tribal Football

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

How Philippe Coutinho reacted to Lionel Messi's brilliant second goal for Barcelona against Celta Vigo

irishmirror - Soccer
How Philippe Coutinho reacted to Lionel Messi's brilliant second goal for Barcelona against Celta Vigo
How Philippe Coutinho reacted to Lionel Messi's brilliant second goal for Barcelona against Celta Vigo
The Brazilian took his place in the Nou Camp stands for the first time for Barca's Copa del Rey tie on Thursday night, and he was impressed

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Brian Glanville: Brian Glanville: Poor crowds and absent players did the FA Cup a disservice

News – World Soccer
Brian Glanville: Brian Glanville: Poor crowds and absent players did the FA Cup a disservice
Last weekend's third round matches were a predictable anticlimax
Mohamed Elneny (C) and David Ospina (L) of Arsenal gesture with two fingers watched by referee Jonathan Moss during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at City Ground on January 7, 2018 in Nottingham, England. (Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)Last weekend's third round matches were a predictable anticlimax

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Paddy Agnew’s Notes from Italy: Defeat to Atalanta exposes Roma’s soft centre

News – World Soccer
Paddy Agnew’s Notes from Italy: Defeat to Atalanta exposes Roma’s soft centre
Roma in danger of dipping in 2018 after dropping of midfielder Nainggolan for off-field indiscretions
Roma / NainggolanAtalanta players celebrating the victory at the end of the match during the serie A match between AS Roma and Atalanta BC at Stadio Olimpico on January 6, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo: Matteo Ciambelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images)Roma in danger of dipping in 2018 after dropping of midfielder Nainggolan for off-field indiscretions

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

Paddy Agnew’s Notes from Italy: Serie A breaks with tradition by staging holiday matches

News – World Soccer
Paddy Agnew’s Notes from Italy: Serie A breaks with tradition by staging holiday matches

Napoli and Juventus pull away from the rest during packed Christmas programme

Mario Mandzukic of Juventus scores his goal during the TIM Cup match between Juventus and Torino FC at Allianz Stadium. (Photo: Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)Napoli and Juventus pull away from the rest during packed Christmas programme

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Chelsea complete signing of Ross Barkley from Everton


Chelsea have completed the signing of midfielder Ross Barkley from Everton.

The clubs did not confirm a fee, but the sum involved was widely reported to have been £15 million.

The move comes less than six months after England international Barkley had a dramatic change of heart over a switch to Stamford Bridge in the final hours of the summer window after a £30m fee had been agreed.

He told Chelsea's official website: "I'm overwhelmed. I'm looking forward to it and I'm really excited to get started.

"To be given a fresh start at a new club like Chelsea, it's unbelievable for me. I'm looking forward to continuing where I left off at the end of last season and hoping to improve and add more goals to my game."

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said Barkley was "a player we have long admired, and are certain he will prove to be an important player for Chelsea."

She added: "He possesses outstanding technical and physical attributes, matched with good experience of the Premier League and a strong desire to succeed at the highest level.

"We welcome him to the club and look forward to seeing him in action."

Friday, January 5, 2018

Chelsea identify Andy Carroll as shock solution to striker woes with West Ham star eyed as Alvaro Morata back-up

irishmirror - Soccer
Chelsea identify Andy Carroll as shock solution to striker woes with West Ham star eyed as Alvaro Morata back-up
Chelsea identify Andy Carroll as shock solution to striker woes with West Ham star eyed as Alvaro Morata back-up
Antonio Conte has been reluctant to use Michy Batshuayi in Morata's absence, preferring to play Eden Hazard as a false No.9

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Brian Glanville: New faces at Arsenal but what good will they bring?

News – World Soccer
Brian Glanville: New faces at Arsenal but what good will they bring?
A string of appointments by the Gunners chief Gazidis and a new contract for Wilshere
 ArsenalJack Wilshere of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on October 22, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo: David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)A string of appointments by the Gunners chief Gazidis and a new contract for Wilshere

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

WAR! Mourinho and Woodward battle over Man Utd priority transfer target

Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours
WAR! Mourinho and Woodward battle over Man Utd priority transfer target
WAR! Mourinho and Woodward battle over Man Utd priority transfer target

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign Tottenham left-back Danny Rose this month, it has been revealed.

The Mirror says left-back has been a particular problem for United, with none of their current options convincing Mourinho they deserve a regular starting spot.

Read more on Tribal Football

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Coutinho reps and Barcelona apologise to Liverpool for Nike blunder

Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours
Coutinho reps and Barcelona apologise to Liverpool for Nike blunder
Coutinho reps and Barcelona apologise to Liverpool for Nike blunder

Representatives of Philippe Coutinho have moved quickly to apologise to Liverpool for Nike's transfer blunder this week.

Nike, in an online advertisement which went around the world, announced Coutinho's transfer to Barcelona by promoting his name on Blaugrana shirts. The promotion was online for several hours and Nike are still to comment on the gaffe.

Read more on Tribal Football

Monday, January 1, 2018

Virgil van Dijk unveiled by Liverpool as £75million deal to become world's most expensive defender is made official

irishmirror - Soccer
Virgil van Dijk unveiled by Liverpool as £75million deal to become world's most expensive defender is made official
Virgil van Dijk unveiled by Liverpool as £75million deal to become world's most expensive defender is made official
The Dutchman has posed in Reds kits all around Anfield after becoming the world's most expensive defender