1. Bleacher Report's Most Hated Footballers XI

    Whether they like it or not, certain footballers have been painted as villains in their careers. In this line-up, I look at the players who have offended the general public via their behaviour on and off the field...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 57,672 reads 30 comments

  2. Matt Jarvis and the 5 Most Honest Football Moments

    In the 16th minute of West Ham's trip to the Emirates on Tuesday evening, Matt Jarvis was challenged by Bacary Sagna in the box...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 4,519 reads 9 comments

  3. World Football's 20 Best 2-Footed Players Right Now

    There have been plenty of legendary players over the years, but only a small selection of them could claim to be truly brilliant with both feet...

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  4. After Andrea Pirlo, 5 Footballers Who Must Write an Autobiography

    Today is a joyous day, as one of the world's greatest footballers—and human beings—has released his autobiography in English...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 20,079 reads 19 comments

  5. Steven Gerrard and the 5 Greatest Crying Footballer Moments

    In the aftermath of Liverpool's epic 3-2 win over title rivals Manchester City on Sunday, the momentousness of the occasion was a little too much for Steven Gerrard ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 4,138 reads 8 comments

  6. The Onion Bag: An Argentinean Love Triangle and a Paranoid Leeds United Owner

    Welcome to The Onion Bag, your primary source for weird and wonderful football news. First up today, there's a bizarre Argentinean love triangle raging in Serie A that rivals John Terry and Wayne Bridge's antics of a few years ago...

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  7. Liverpool's Title Charge and the Greatest World Football Moments of the Weekend

    Despite Liverpool having 18 league titles beneath their belts, a top-spot finish has thus far eluded them in the Premier League era. Over the weekend, however, they showed their mettle with a crucial victory over fellow challengers Manchester City...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 12,607 reads 5 comments

  8. 10 Biggest FA Cup Semi-Final Upsets

    This weekend sees the semi-finals of the 133rd season of the FA Cup and the stage is set for some potential upsets...

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  9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and 5 Other Players Who Love Jose Mourinho

    Today is one of those days that Jose Mourinho likes best—because everybody is talking about him. The Special One masterminded Chelsea's comeback against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, with much praise being heaped on him for his tactics...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 9,456 reads 9 comments

  10. Ranking the 20 Best Nicknames in World Football

    Most of the time, nicknames in sport are pretty unimaginative and formulaic—Lampsie, Scholesy and Giggsy didn't take an awful lot of thought. For this reason, we must celebrate the instances when nicknames are creative, funny or downright bizarre...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 17,963 reads 25 comments

  11. Chelsea Say Au Revoir to PSG Thanks to Substitute Strikes

    Never before has Jose Mourinho lost a Champions League quarter-final, and thanks to the outstretched foot of Demba Ba in the dying minutes on Tuesday evening, The Special One can maintain his record...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 3,080 reads 7 comments

  12. Bleacher Report's Old Timers XI

    Football may a young man's game, but there are a healthy number of experienced veterans still playing today...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 1,689 reads 3 comments

  13. Premier League Must Use NFL-Style Replays to Avoid Referee Howlers

    Liverpool's title challenge continued on Sunday with a 2-1 victory over West Ham at Upton Park, but the result was almost brought into disrepute by a highly controversial goal...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 5,468 reads 80 comments

  14. Star Players vs. Star Coach: Which Is More Important for Success?

    In this life, there after only three certainties: death, taxes and managerial sackings. After 20 months in charge at Norwich City, Chris Hughton was handed his P45 at the weekend ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 3,636 reads 15 comments

  15. The Onion Bag: Bale's World Cup Bailout and Gareth McAuley's Clearance

    Welcome to the Onion Bag, your source for weird and wonderful football news! Today, we check in with Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale , who will earn £2.5 million this summer by not going to the World Cup ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 647 reads 0 comments

  16. 5 Fun Tactics Newcastle Could Use in Their Remaining 5 Games

    Newcastle have lost their last three league games by an aggregate score of 11-0. Saturday's demolition against Manchester United was their fourth 4-0 defeat of the season and the sixth time they've let in three or more goals in 2014...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 2,454 reads 4 comments

  17. Gareth Bale's Long Ranger and the Greatest World Football Moments of the Weekend

    Gareth Bale scored his 13th league goal of the season on Saturday, thanks to a terrible error from Real Sociedad's goalkeeper...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 2,873 reads 3 comments

  18. Juan Mata's Magic and the Top 5 Players from Around the World This Weekend

    When Wayne and Robin are away, Juan Mata will play. Manchester United's record signing enjoyed a terrific afternoon at St...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 6,095 reads 9 comments

  19. 7 Strikers Whom Chelsea Could Buy This Summer

    Jose Mourinho showed his complete lack of faith in Chelsea 's strike force during Wednesday's Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain by starting midfielder Andre Shurrle up front...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 18,329 reads 54 comments

  20. Jurgen Klopp's 7 Angriest Moments

    Jurgen Klopp seems like a very affable chap. He's always flashing his pearly whites in press conferences and this is his permanent expression while driving...

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  21. 5 Keys for MLS to Attract More Stars

    Major League Soccer is in its 19th season, and the beautiful game has never been in stronger position in the USA...

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  22. Can Paris Saint-Germain Now Go All the Way in the Champions League?

    Chelsea 's Champions League matchup with Paris Saint-Germain was billed as a clash of the egos: Jose Mourinho versus Zlatan Ibrahimovic . In the end, neither had an evening they will be keen to remember...

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  23. Winners and Losers from the Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Legs

    According to Sporting Intelligence , there was a combined €742 million worth of talent on the field at the Parc des Princes when Paris Saint-Germain took on Chelsea...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 4,424 reads 13 comments

  24. Manchester United's All-Time Biggest Flops XI

    It's fair to say that Manchester United are not having a vintage season. Under the guidance of David Moyes , the Red Devils have achieved 10 league losses and six league defeats at home...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 24,846 reads 11 comments

  25. Ryan Giggs and the 10 Oldest Premier League Players

    Thanks to a combination of clean living, a healthy diet, plenty of yoga and some kind of Faustian pact with the devil, Ryan Giggs continues to feature for Manchester United at 40 years and four months old...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 24,391 reads 21 comments