6:01 AM EDT, Tue June 30, 2015
The Liverpool Offside 1 min ago

Rumour Mongering: Another Day, Another Benteke Swap Rumour (Spurs Ed.)

Spurs in for Liverpool target? Check. Potential swap deal? Check. Transfer window? Pending. Silly season? In full swing. As is Spurs modus operandi, they're reportedly in for Aston Villa striker and perpetual Liverpool target Christian Benteke, as part of a potential swap deal with Emmanuel Adebayor and a sack of cash. Because of course they are. The latest chatter comes on the heals of Liverpool's very own swap deal rumours, because it seems like everyone except Aston Villa agrees that £32.5M for Benteke is too much. Despite "Tactics" Tim Sherwood having a history with Adebayor,...
The Tilehurst End 11 mins ago

Stephen Quinn: Midfielder Signs For Reading

The Royals have announced the signing of Stephen Quinn following his decision to turn down a new deal at Hull City. Just a day after announcing the arrival of striker Orlando Sa, Reading FC have today signed another new player. The latest addition is 29 year old Ireland international Stephen Quinn, who joins the club on a three year contract, with the option of a fourth year. Quinn made 28 appearances and scored one goal as The Tigers suffered relegation from the Premier League. The midfielder has been capped 13 times by the Republic of Ireland during a career which has taken him from St...
Royal Blue Mersey 1 hour ago

Everton 2014-15 Season Review: Sylvain Distin

After some brilliant performances during his time at Everton, we take a look back at Distin's season and time at Everton. It'll be sad to see him go. Player: Sylvain Distin #15 Games played: 13 Games started: 10 Clean sheets: 4 avg pass accuracy: 87% Introduction The ever reliable Frenchman. A defender you could truly rely on to contain attackers and lead a team, Distin gave his all for our club and for that we should be grateful. I'll get it in the open early, it was blatantly obvious that since Martinez took over Distin was never in favour and the manager and player never seen eye-to-eye....
The Busby Babe 1 hour ago

Manchester United in pole position for Morgan Schneiderlin and Sergio Ramos

Morgan Schneiderlin is expected to complete a transfer to Manchester United as he trains with Southampton's youth team, and Sergio Ramos seems determined to join the English club. Morgan Schneiderlin is training with Southampton's Under-21 side as United and his current club iron out the details of the transfer fee and how it is structure. Ronald Koeman, the Southampton manager, has said they are yet to receive a serious offer. That could well be correct, but all that should be resolved by the end of the week. You can read that here, in the Mirror. The Daily Mail is running a story saying...
7500 To Holte 2 hours ago

An Optimist's Transfer Wishlist: Defenders

While nobody outside of Tim Sherwood's inner circle will truly know who the eccentric Englishmen is genuinely targeting this summer, the rest of us can only sit and hope for specific players to be brought in to Villa Park this summer - these are some defenders who would shine in the claret and blue of Aston Villa. Left Back: Jetro Willems - (PSV) We all know that Villa is in desperate need of explosive fullbacks. The Kieran Richardson - Aly Cissokho carousel is not a promising avenue for Villa's future, and nobody besides Leo Bacuna looks up to the challenge of being an attacking fullback...
The Tilehurst End 4 hours ago

Championship Summer Transfers

The Royals made their first summer signing yesterday but how busy have our Championship rivals been? Blackburn Rovers IN: OUT: Tom Cairney (Fulham); David Dunn (released); Paulo Jorge (released); Joshua King (AFC Bournemouth); Paul Robinson (released); Yann Songo'o (released) Birmingham City IN: Alex Jones (West Bromwich Albion); Adam Legzdins (Leyton Orient); Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) OUT: Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town); Colin Doyle (Blackpool); Matt Green (Mansfield Town); Gavin Gunning (released); Olly Lee (released); Darren Randolph (West Ham United); Callum Reilly...

Liverpool FC Transfer Rumours: Reds See Mario Gomez as Potential Mario Balotelli Replacement

Hahaha, what? Poor Mario Gomez. It's been a rough few years for the sometimes German international, having gone from some of the highest highs (nearly winning the Golden Boot at Euro 2012, historic treble winner with Bayern Munich in 2013) to the lowest lows (multiple injuries that caused him to miss out on not just most of the 2013/14 season, but also Germany lifting the World Cup for the fourth time) since moving to Fiorentina two years ago. It's a move that hasn't exactly gone as planned. The injuries sustained during his first season in Italy prevented him from ever really making a...
The Liverpool Offside 12 hours ago

Liverpool Set to Appoint Sean O'Driscoll as Assistant Manager

Colin Pascoe's replacement is set to be named before the club's pre-season tour. Liverpool have been linked with a number of names as potential successors for Colin Pascoe, but a surprise name is set join the club as Brendan Rodgers' assistant manager. Sean O'Driscoll is the current England Under-19 head coach and will soon leave that post to take up a position in Rodgers' coaching team, according to a report in The Guardian. Liverpool have been full of surprising and quick moves over the past week, and this seems to be another one. After Mike Marsh and Colin Pascoe were relieved of their...
Coming Home Newcastle 12 hours ago

10 Misters Newcastle United Ruled Out Before Hiring Mr. Muscle

Reports are that Newcastle (though unconfirmed still) are hiring a man called Mr. Muscle to try to stem the long tide of muscle problems at St. James' Park. These 10 misters were ruled out along the way. Probably. With strong suggestions that Newcastle "will hire" Alessandro Schoenmaker – Code Name: Mr. Muscle – to try to alleviate the long-suffering muscles of Newcastle United players, we thought we'd take a break from the frustration that is trying to piece together exactly what the club is doing to reboot for the 2015-16 Premier League season and have a little light-hearted fun...
Cartilage Free Captain 12 hours ago

Spurs shopping underperforming winger under the radar?

Andros Townsend could leave to make way for a new signing, and find himself some more playing time a few spots down the table. Well, here's a fun rumor. We've heard all summer that Andros Townsend is not one of the players that Tottenham Hotspur are trying to offload. This makes sense, even if Mauricio Pochettino doesn't really rate him, because he's 23 years old and homegrown. You don't sell players like that unless they really stink. Well, Jason Burt of the Telegraph says you shouldn't necessarily believe everything you hear. Hearing conflicting stories on Andros Townsend. Spurs insist...
7500 To Holte 14 hours ago

A Villa transfer rumor with a Chery on top

Villa have 3.5 million bid rejected, but still hoping to complete a move for FC Groningen's Tjaronn Chery. After a solid start to the transfer window by singing Micah Richards on a free, there hasn't exactly been a lot of activity around Aston Villa this off-season. There had been a few links here and there, and plenty of players exiting the club, but there was little news of any incoming players until last week, when Villa put in an offer (which was later rejected) for Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. Maybe, with players soon to return from holidays, and the pre-season just around the...
Lion Of Vienna Suite 14 hours ago

What We've Learned From the First Day of Pre-Season

There's quite a lot. Hasn't time gone swiftly? It seems like only yesterday we were bemoaning Bolton Wanderers' abject, underwhelming end to the season, and now, nearly two months later, the squad were back in at Euxton to begin their pre-season and starting their preparation for hopefully a successful season. The good people who run the social media at BWFC released a gallery of photographs and a video from the first training session of pre-season, and there's actually a fair lot we can take away from them. We may as well begin with the complete certainties. Although the club are yet to...
The Busby Babe 14 hours ago

Sergio Ramos requests transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United — reports

According to the television, Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid that he wants to move to Manchester United. You wait all summer for some central defender news, and then two come along at once! Just as we were reeling from the shock — BANG! — that Phil Jones will be with Manchester United for the foreseeable future, all of a sudden — KAPOW! — out of nowhere comes this fat, juicy slice of gossip pie. BREAKING: Sky Sources: Sergio Ramos tells Real Madrid he wants to leave & join Manchester United. #SSNHQ — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) June 29, 2015 That's according to...
Cartilage Free Captain 14 hours ago

Spurs to reunite troubled striker with Tim Sherwood for Benteke

No. No, this won't happen. Don't get your hopes up. There's a category of transfer rumors that can only be classified as "It'd be nice but" stories. They come out of the woodwork this time of the year. Like this one from the Mirror, which claims that Tottenham will try and tempt Tim Sherwood to part with want-away striker Christian Benteke... by offering Emmanuel Adebayor as bait. Sure, Adebayor and Tim Sherwood are besties. Sherwood rescued Ade from the brink of football oblivion and crammed him back in the starting lineup, and Ade responded by scoring 14 goals in 25 matches. Benteke,...
The Tilehurst End 14 hours ago

The Tilehurst End Podcast Extra with Get Reading: June 29, 2015

Wimb & Charles Watts bring you the very latest news from Reading FC including a full transfer rumour roundup and what we can expect from new signing Orlando Sa. Download this episode (right click and save) You can subscribe to this show as well as our main podcast in iTunes right here. It means you'll get the very latest edition of this show and the main edition of the podcast straight to your device as soon as it's published. Also if you're using an android or other device head to our podbean page for more downloading options. While if you've got the time to do so please leave us...
The Busby Babe 15 hours ago

Phil Jones signs Manchester United extension

The defender will stay at Old Trafford for at least another four years. Manchester United have confirmed that Phil Jones has signed a contract extension at Old Trafford. The 23-year-old defender will now stay with United until the summer of 2019, with an option for a further year also included in the deal. Let's hope this is as underwhelming as United contract news gets this summer. We're pleased to announce @PhilJones4 has signed a new contract, keeping him at #mufc until at least June 2019. pic.twitter.com/BiHukcVXRR — Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 29, 2015 Jones has been at...
Noel C / The Liverpool Offside 15 hours ago

Liverpool FC Transfer Rumours: West Ham Offer £8M for Borini

Rumour has it that West Ham are putting the finishing touches on an £8M offer for Fabio Borini. If true, it's hard to see Liverpool taking long to agree to a sale of the unwanted striker. Last summer, that a pair of clubs might offer upwards of £12M for Fabio Borini seemed faintly ridiculous. Liverpool might have paid £10.5M to bring him back to England two summers earlier, but few thought he’d done enough to raise his price tag. Still, if Sunderland and QPR wanted to hand the club a profit for a player they didn’t especially want to keep, it was great news. Only Borini didn’t see...
The Short Fuse 16 hours ago

Čech to Arsenal: Szczęsny, other players and legends react

Hooray for friendship! Social media allows an amusing window into the thoughts of athletes, and one of the times it's most visible is when someone switches clubs. We shared Petr Čech's own tweet earlier, but here are some (other) Arsenal reactions to the deal. Petr Cech, welcome to Arsenal FC!Delighted to have a chance to learn from one of the best GK's in the world!Petr... Posted by Wojciech Szczesny on Monday, June 29, 2015 From blue to red - welcome @PetrCech to the @Arsenal family! ⚽ #YaGunnersYa #AFC #COYG #WelcomeCech — Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) June 29,...
Coming Home Newcastle 17 hours ago

The Emperor's New Attitude: Information control and loaning out of contract players

Mike Ashley's brand new attitude of ambition and communication sets up reports of a loan for out-of-contract Sammy Ameobi. The latest public relations genius developed by the public relations firm of Charnley, Ashley, and Carr™ is a good one.  It's not really a new move in and of itself, but the extent to which it has been pushed through the use of Preferred Media Partners (and the throttling thereof following the erroneous reports in the Mirror that Newcastle had completed the signing of Charlie Austin some 3 weeks ago) is reaching dizzying new heights. In a time of year where solid...
Noel C / The Liverpool Offside 18 hours ago

Liverpool Reportedly Set to Sign Barcelona Starlet Bobby Adekayne

Due to an unresolved dispute between UEFA and Barcelona over his initial signing, Liverpool have reportedly been able to sneak in and steal young winger Bobby Adekayne away from the Catalan giants. Liverpool appear set to sign 16-year-old Barcelona and PSV starlet Bobby Adekayne. The young winger had spent the season on loan with PSV after UEFA ruled that Barcelona had signed him illegally as a 12-year-old and he could not train or play at La Masia as part of the Catalan club’s youth set-up. That ruling hadn’t voided his contract, though, and so he was sent to train with the PSV...

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