1. Newcastle Shirt Mysteriously Lands in Jamie Vardy's Back Garden

    There are many established ways to "tap up" a prospective transfer target, but throwing a shirt over his garden wall is certainly not a typical approach...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 4,077 reads 3 comments

  2. Sky Sports Offer 'Proof' That Geoff Hurst's World Cup Goal Crossed the Line

    It's one of the oldest debates in football: Did Geoff Hurst's second goal at the 1966 World Cup final actually cross the line? As the 50th anniversary of the game approaches, ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 5,898 reads 25 comments

  3. UK Back Pages: Bale to Follow Benitez out of Bernabeu, Adidas Criticise Man Utd

    Seven months into his return to Real Madrid, Rafa Benitez was unceremoniously shown the exit door on Monday evening...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 9,953 reads 27 comments

  4. Hatem Ben Arfa Nearly Scores Outrageous Solo Goal for Nice in French Cup

    Hatem Ben Arfa was released by Newcastle exactly one year ago and has started to rebuild his career with Nice this season...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 5,343 reads 3 comments

  5. David Beckham Says New Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane Is 'Best Man for Job'

    In the wake of Zinedine Zidane's appointment as Real Madrid manager, the Frenchman's former colleague David Beckham has sung his praises...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 6,030 reads 17 comments

  6. Andreas Pereira Scores Directly from a Corner for Manchester United U21s

    Sound the Olimpico siren! Andreas Pereira, Manchester United 's 20-year-old Brazilian midfielder, opened the scoring for the U21s on Monday night by scoring directly from a corner...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 11,085 reads 15 comments

  7. Ranking Florentino Perez's Shortest-Serving Managers at Real Madrid

    After seven months in charge at Real Madrid , Rafa Benitez will join Jose Mourinho, Brendan Rodgers and, er, Tim Sherwood on the proverbial managerial substitutes bench...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 9,026 reads 16 comments

  8. Twitter Reacts as Real Madrid Sack Rafa Benitez

    On the day many football fans across Europe returned to their jobs after the Christmas break, Rafa Benitez became unemployed...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 30,781 reads 61 comments

  9. Noel Gallagher Poses with Sand Sculpture of New Manchester City Crest

    Noel Gallagher is currently relaxing on a beach with the Indian Ocean lapping on his feet, but the former Oasis star appears to have an extravagant reminder of home with him...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 5,087 reads 3 comments

  10. Lionel Messi and Barcelona Team-Mates Visit Children in Local Hospitals

    While it is traditional for Premier League teams to pay visits to children's hospitals in the build-up to Christmas , it tends to be done before Epiphany in Spain...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 3,772 reads 15 comments

  11. Best Golazos from World Football This Weekend

    Wayne Rooney may have his detractors, but the England striker ended Manchester United's 42-day winless run with a beautiful goal against Swansea City on Saturday...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 11,566 reads 16 comments

  12. Best Golazos from World Football This Weekend

    Southampton full-back Cuco Martina made a name for himself on Boxing Day when he opened the scoring in the Saints' demolition of Arsenal in spectacular style...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 1,035 reads 2 comments

  13. Alexis Sanchez Invites Andy Murray to Watch Arsenal Play in His Executive Box

    On Christmas Day, tennis star Jamie Murray posted a picture of himself and his brother Andy posing in Manchester United and Arsenal shirts...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 7,070 reads 7 comments

  14. Gareth Bale Visits Cardiff Hospital to Surprise Ill Young Fan

    During the brief festive break in La Liga action, Real Madrid 's Gareth Bale headed back to his native Wales, where he delighted a young fan with a surprise hospital visit...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 3,349 reads 15 comments

  15. A Brief History of Louis van Gaal's Sackings, Resignations and Departures

    As you are no doubt aware, Louis van Gaal's employment status is quite uncertain. Manchester United lost their fourth consecutive game on Saturday, leading many to believe he will not see out the new year at Old Trafford...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 51,615 reads 48 comments

  16. Christian Benteke Does LeBron James' 'Silencer' Celebration After Liverpool Goal

    Christian Benteke didn't enjoy the greatest of performances for Liverpool on Boxing Day, but his goal was decisive in the 1-0 win over league leaders Leicester...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 11,413 reads 10 comments

  17. Twitter Reacts as Christian Benteke Helps Liverpool Beat Leicester on Boxing Day

    Liverpool claimed three points on Boxing Day with a breathless 1-0 win over league leaders Leicester City ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 12,482 reads 25 comments

  18. Twitter Reacts as Manchester United Lose to Stoke on Boxing Day

    Manchester United suffered a 2-0 loss to Stoke City on Boxing Day, marking their fourth consecutive defeat—the first time that has happened since 2001, per Infostrada Sports ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 12,459 reads 34 comments

  19. Australian A-League Replace Coin Toss with Christmas Cracker for Boxing Day Game

    The Australian A-League has fully embraced the festive spirit by making making a slight change to proceedings in Sydney FC's Boxing Day clash with Central Coast Mariners. Traditionally, kick-off is decided by a coin toss between the two captains...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 1,915 reads 2 comments

  20. Stoke Fan Dressed as Jose Mourinho Displays Louis van Gaal P45 Banner

    It is perfectly possible Louis van Gaal will be receiving his P45 from Manchester United in the very near future...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 5,323 reads 6 comments

  21. Neymar Gets on Stage to Perform During Brazilian Pop Concert

    Neymar may not be playing any football over the Christmas break, but he has certainly remained in the spotlight. Following the Blaugrana's FIFA Club World Cup win, the 23-year-old returned to his native Brazil...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 5,171 reads 9 comments

  22. Twitter Reacts as Wayne Rooney Is Dropped for Manchester Utd Boxing Day Game

    Louis van Gaal is no doubt aware that Manchester United 's visit to Stoke City on Boxing Day could be his last in charge of the team if the result doesn't go his way...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 16,099 reads 18 comments

  23. Ranking the 10 Best Goals of the Weekend

    The Mighty Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck his 15th league goal of the season to help Paris Saint-Germain consolidate their considerable lead at the helm of Ligue 1...

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  24. Luiz Felipe Scolari Trolls Real Madrid After Losing to Barcelona

    Barcelona are through to the FIFA Club World Cup final after beating Luiz Felipe Scolari's Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0 in Yokohama on Thursday...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 1 month ago 22,383 reads 72 comments

  25. UK Back Pages: Mourinho a 'Broken Man' Following Post-Christmas Dinner Sacking

    Three guesses as to which story is dominating the back—and front—pages of the UK's papers on Friday morning? Yes, Jose Mourinho 's unceremonious exit from Chelsea ...

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