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Kevin Coleman
Kevin Coleman

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Antonio Valencia is the fastest player in the world. Apparently.

by Kevin Coleman

FIFA have released this infographic, purporting that Antonio Valencia is the fastest player in the world. Sure, the Ecuadorian is fast. But the fastest in the world? We’re sure there’s a sprinter cum footballer in Jamaica or somewhere who’s fairly annoyed tonight.

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Liverpool still pursuing Derby’s Will Hughes

by Kevin Coleman

According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are still interested in signing 18-year-old Derby County midfielder Will Hughes. The highly rated England Under-21 international has started the season well for Derby, who were taken over by Steve McClaren last week, with two league goals. The Echo reports: A host of the Premier League’s top sides seem to be […]

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Zlatan wouldn’t hire Bayern’s Uli Hoeness to do his taxes

by Kevin Coleman

Having branded Zlatan Ibrahimovic a prima donna during the week, Uli Hoeness has had a response from the Swedish striker. Ibrahimovic says he wouldn’t trust the Bayern Munich president to do his taxes. In a poorly translated quote from France’s L’Equipe website, the PSG forward fired back at the former West Germany international, saying he […]

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Pepe Reina is still flirting with Barcelona

by Kevin Coleman

He does have Barcelona blood in him, after all. Pepe Reina is still talking about moving back to Barcelona. Of course, he joined Napoli during the summer to link up with old manager Rafa Benitez and is doing quite well. He even forced Mario Balotelli into his first ever penalty miss. But that hasn’t stopped […]

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Want to relive West Brom’s 2-1 win over Man Utd? Well now you can

by Kevin Coleman

Get your popcorn ready. Posted on West Bromwich Albion’s official account this evening, a tweet inviting fans to pre-order a DVD of their 2-1 victory against what can only be regarded as a struggling Manchester United team. Pre-order the full match DVD of last Saturday's 2-1 win over @ManUtd now: http://t.co/AyoAOicyvI #wba #coyb pic.twitter.com/mCKMtuxizy — […]

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Newcastle are doing something right: Cabaye, Remy recalled to France squad

by Kevin Coleman

Newcastle might be struggling in the league, but the form of Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye has warranted themselves spots in the provisional French squad for their upcoming games against Australia and Finland. Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham / ENG), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mickael Landreau (Bastia) Defenders: Eric Abidal (Monaco), Gael Clichy (Manchester City / ENG), Mathieu Debuchy […]

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Watch the most skillful goal of the day from the UEFA Youth League

by Kevin Coleman

No, that’s not Lionel Messi. FK Austria Wien’s U19 midfielder Sascha Horvath danced his way around the Zenit St Petersburg defence and slotted home this rather skillful little goal in the UEFA Youth League today. Horvath vs Zenit UEFA Youth League by axlsem (via /r/soccer)

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Watch Yohan Cabaye’s cracker last night

by Kevin Coleman

The half-time substitute was quick making amends from his summer time Arsenal flirting with this rocket against Everton last night. The Frenchman replaced his compatriot Hatem Ben Arfa at the break, with Newcastle 3-0 down to a hugely impressive Everton performance, and moments later buried this right-footed effort past the helpless Tim Howard to make […]

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Benitez: “Chelsea didn’t deserve me”

by Kevin Coleman

In an interview with The Telegraph’s Oliver Brown, Rafael Benitez is leaving no Chelsea bridge standing as he says the London club didn’t deserve him when he replaced Andre Villas Boas as an interim manager. The Champions League winning manager says he has kept up good relations with his other clubs, but Chelsea was a […]