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Adrian Mutu reveals a funny Zlatan Ibrahimovic anecdote
Adrian Mutu reveals a funny Zlatan Ibrahimovic anecdote

Mutu and Ibrahimovic played for Juventus from 2004-2006 Former Romanian International Adrian Mutu shared a comedy story about Zlatan Ibrahimovic during an interview with Romanian website Costin Desliu. The 36-year-old was very casual and funny in a candid interview, where he reminisced about his playing days. When asked about who he thought was the best player in the world, the Romanian admitted that he had shared locker rooms with so

Jul 28 2015
5 players who have no chance at the top 3 of the UEFA Player of the Year shortlist
5 players who have no chance at the top 3 of the UEFA Player of the Year shortlist

Football has been boring for quite a while now. While this statement might raise the eyebrows of many, it is true. Gone are the times when there was doubt about who makes the top two for football award ceremonies. Those functions of now are nothing more than the usual banal showdown between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The next shot at this juncture of soporific obviousness comes in the form of UEFA Player of the Year that is set to

Jul 26 2015
5 players who deserved to be shortlisted for UEFA Player of the Year award but weren't
5 players who deserved to be shortlisted for UEFA Player of the Year award but weren't

 UEFA announced the 10 man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award a week ago Around a week ago, UEFA announced the 10 man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award and the list had the usual suspects - Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez, Gianluigi Buffon, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Eden Hazard completed the Top 10. However, the inclusion of some of these players in t

Jul 26 2015
Video: Marco Reus scores brilliant solo goal against Juventus
Video: Marco Reus scores brilliant solo goal against Juventus

Marco Reus nutmegged Bonucci before finishing off a brilliant move Marco Reus is back with a bang after scoring a wonder goal against none other than last season’s Uefa Champions League runners-up Juventus in a pre-season friendly. The Borussia Dortmund star ran over two-third of the length of the pitch before nutmegging Leonardo Bonucci and smashing the ball into the net.  The manner of the goal suggests that the Dortmund star i

Jul 26 2015
Constant Rebuilding urged Sterling to take up Manchester City option
Constant Rebuilding urged Sterling to take up Manchester City option

Stranger things have happened in football than Sterling’s move to Manchester City “Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.”- Robert Griffin (Washington Redskins, Quarter-back) How long does a club keep on planning for the future? Is it better to be patient or is it sometimes the petulance of the player, which makes the best-drawn plans of a manager look farcical. T

5 clubs that still have unfinished business in the transfer window
5 clubs that still have unfinished business in the transfer window

The transfer window has been buzzing with activity all summer. Clubs such as Liverpool, Inter and AC Milan have considerably strengthened their squads to regain the glory of yesteryears, Manchester United have revamped their midfield to mount a title challenging season and even the normally hesitant Arsene Wenger has dived into the transfer market and landed Petr Cech to bolster the Gunners’ ranks. Notwithstanding the early rush of transfe

Jul 24 2015
Bayern Munich confirm agreement with Juventus for transfer of Arturo Vidal
Bayern Munich confirm agreement with Juventus for transfer of Arturo Vidal

Arturo Vidal had a memorable season with Juventus, winning the double and reaching the Champions League final Chilean international Arturo Vidal’s much-anticipated move to Bayern Munich is nearing completion, with the German club’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirming that the transfer is imminent. Both the transfer fee with Juventus and personal terms with the player has been completed and the move will be officially announced

Jul 23 2015
10 stars who emerged through loan deals
10 stars who emerged through loan deals

Loan deals are a very common thing in football today. Many clubs use it to bring players they need in for a small period of time and the best part about the deal is the losses are minimal if a player comes in and doesn’t do well. There are mainly two types of players whom we see go out on loan, the first are the players the club have huge hopes for, and need to secure regular first team action for them and the second are players who a

Jul 22 2015
Stats: Which clubs have spent the most in transfer fees in the last 10 years?
Stats: Which clubs have spent the most in transfer fees in the last 10 years?

Ronaldo, Suarez, Bale and Di Maria have all been big money signings in the last 10 years With transfer prices of players skyrocketing every year, it doesn't seem much of a surprise when top teams pay big to land their targets. Over the past few years, teams and their rich owners have pumped millions in order to buy desired players in the hope of landing more trophies. This injection of money hasn't necessarily translated

Jul 20 2015
Bayern Munich's plan to replace Schweinsteiger with Vidal may pose more questions than answers
Bayern Munich's plan to replace Schweinsteiger with Vidal may pose more questions than answers

Arturo Vidal has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich Bayern Munich’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummennigge wasn’t at the launch of his club’s new kit to hear the jeers from a number of supporters, but he did say he expected it. “I don’t know if they were booing Bayern Munich or just the transfer itself,” he told Bild, referring to the exit of Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United. The midfield

Jul 19 2015
7 howlers that made world class goalkeepers look like amateurs
7 howlers that made world class goalkeepers look like amateurs

Goalkeeping is a difficult role; one that requires a lot of patience and awareness. The margin for error for a goalkeeper is the smallest among all the players on a pitch as one mistake from the guardian of the goal could end in the team conceding. Shotstoppers can win you games, and they can certainly lose you one. Goalkeepers consistently save games for his/her team and that is the biggest reason why it is the position that require

Jul 16 2015
Juventus at par with Real Madrid: Sami Khedira
Juventus at par with Real Madrid: Sami Khedira

Sami Khedira who joined Juventus from Real Madrid says he was looking for a fresh challenge Turin, July 16 (IANS) German international Sami Khedira has said signing for Italian side Juventus was "an easy decision" because they are "on the same level" as Spanish giants Real Madrid. During the presentation press conference with his new club, Khedira said the Turin-based team has "a great tradition and a wonderful setu

Jul 16 2015
5 clubs with unique Transfer strategies
5 clubs with unique Transfer strategies

Chelsea and PSG may have spent a lot on transfers but their strategies are still a lot different An opportunity to gain the competitive edge over your rivals off the pitch, the transfer window can prove pivotal in a club’s success and failures. The universal cry of only buying players better than those currently at disposal is somewhat over-rated; some of the most acute acquisitions in windows gone by have come as a result of strategic

Jul 16 2015
UEFA release 10-man shortlist for Best Player in Europe 2014-15 award
UEFA release 10-man shortlist for Best Player in Europe 2014-15 award

UEFA have released their 10-man shortlist for the best Player of the 2014-15 season shortlist. Any person who hasn’t had their head under the sand for the last decade or so can blindly name two players on this list. As expected Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi make the list.     They have both won the award in the past, with Cristiano Ronaldo claiming the title of reigning champion as h

Jul 15 2015
Pre-season schedules of top European teams for the 2015-16 season
Pre-season schedules of top European teams for the 2015-16 season

The time of the year, when football teams head out to different countries and continents to play friendlies against foreign teams as part of their preseason tour, is upon us. Pre-season games are important, not just for the players to regain their fitness and confidence before their gruelling domestic and continental leagues begin, but also for the managers to test out different formations and strategies. In this slideshow, we look at the r

Jul 15 2015
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