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Superstar of Atletico Madrid and Colombia Radamel Falcao has been linked with the Champions of Europe, Chelsea during the winter transfer window in January. In recent seasons Falcao has become one of the most prolific strikers in world football. Falcao has already netted 10 La Liga goals in only 8 league matches this season. This form has attracted the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal in previous seasons.
A player who would fit in perfectly at Chelsea as he would play alongside the formidable midfield trio Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar …

The quality of officiating has never failed to emerge as a heated topic. The Linesman has not been once highlighted the fact that officials have let the football fans down. Sometimes it could even cost a manager’s job. Mark Hughes would be the first to protest. Mbia’s temperament left QPR a very deep hole to dig out of, but it was Mikel Arteta’s offside goal which ruined Julio Cesar’s brilliant day and robbed QPR a hard-fought point.
Referees are human beings and they make mistakes. With only a split second in …

So it’s Henning Berg? After almost five weeks of having everyone and his dog linked to the Rovers managerial vacancy, Berg’s the man we’ve seemingly settled on.
There was never going to be an appointment who suited everyone. Holloway, Solskjaer, Redknapp, Flitcroft and my dearly departed Grandma have all been touted and while they all had merit (my Gran knew her stuff), there’s also things you could argue against appointing them (such as being dead).
Berg falls into the same category. On the plus side he’s young, no doubt ambitious and can walk into …

Arsene Wenger has defended Arsenal’s trophy drought  by claiming that Champions League qualification is as good as winning a domestic trophy such as the FA Cup or League Cup. Wenger stated that Champions League qualification is third in his list of priorities ahead of the FA Cup, Capital One Cup and only behind winning the Premier or Champions League. Many Arsenal fans will disagree with this philosophy, arguing that winning a trophy is more satisfying than securing 4th place every season just to ensure Champions League football and more money coming …

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere made his return to football last weekend against QPR in the Premier League after spending 14 months on the sidelines with knee and ankle injuries. Wilshere played well making key passes moulding well with Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta winning the match 1-0. Wilshere was interviewed about his return, his new CTR360 boot and the latest Premier League ball.

Wilshere previously wore the Nike CTR360 Maestri II boot and he now wears the White/Volt/Pine Green Nike CTR360 Maestri III boot. The boot emphasises on All …

The 219th Mersyside derby should have been a memorable affair for what Luis Suarez did with the ball at his feet, not for his antics off the ball.  When his second goal, the one that should have put Liverpool 3-2 up, and possibly won the game for them, was disallowed, the Everton fans didn’t hold back in their derision. It summed up his relationship with opposing fans. They don’t like him very much. And his idiotic ‘dive’ celebration at the feet of David Moyes, who has been righteously indignant about Suarez’s …

Win less in 9 games this season, Rangers are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League and rumours coming out of Loftus Road is that if Rangers don’t beat Reading in next Sunday’s home game Hughes may be dismissed before the away game at Stoke the following week.

Members of the QPR board have lost patience the with the Welshman as Rangers have 3 points so far and at this stage last season QPR were sat in 10th position on 12 points. Fernandes is desperate for his appointment to be …

It has been another unbeaten month for Sheffield United. The current run stands at 14 league games with 1 game remaining in the month of October. Despite this good run things don’t seem to be as rosy as they should be at Bramall Lane. The financial concerns still exist it seems. United’s number 1 goalkeeper could be out for up to 3 months with a thigh strain but Danny Wilson has been unable to bring in either a back up for young George Long or an experienced number 1. They …

Football is about passion. Tackling is form of art and skill in football which represents the passionate side of the game and in recent years in modern age of football it seems to have been driven out of, the “beautiful game” by the overprotective manner of certain referees, inconsistency and the occurrence of a “diving” culture in the game.
The debate of tackling has raged on for years and shows no sign of ending, and it’s not hard to see why. Images of Bobby Moore’s iconic challenge on Jairzinho in 1970 …

Football has both evolved and revolutionised, which has seen the change in the beautiful game, but we still have the old debate of whether the ball did or didn’t cross the line, it has been long overdue that football introduced goal line technology. This debate has, occurred ever since the ‘did it, didn’t it cross the line’, which was sparked by Geoff Hurst’s second goal in the 1966 World Cup Final. The argument for or against goal line technology has rarely been out of the headlines in football surely in …