7:13 AM EST, Sun January 22, 2017
Bitter and Blue 59 mins ago
Manchester City

Manchester City "considering offer" for Chelsea target Burnley defender - Report

Yes, another linked defender. Manchester City’s defensive woes have continued with two goals conceded against Tottenham Hotspur. This has sparked more rumors and the latest name in the papers is Burnley’s Michael Keane. Chelsea, Leicester City and Everton are also keeping their eyes on the 24-year-old, pondering whether they should pounce on the Englishman’s signature. It is reported that Pep Guardiola has sent scouts to observe his ability and determine if he is quality enough to make a substantial improvement in City’s back line. Keane, a Manchester United academy graduate,...
The Liverpool Offside 1 hour ago
This Is Your Official Danny Ings’ New Puppy Appreciation Post

This Is Your Official Danny Ings’ New Puppy Appreciation Post

Danny Ings got some new puppers and they are a couple of fluffy cinnamon rolls If you love Liverpool and/or representative democracy, this was a rough weekend for you. When dealing with troubling events, self-care is very important. With that in mind, here is a GIF of Danny Ings’ new dog giving her human a high-five. Ings and his partner Georgia welcomed two Goldendoodle puppies into their home last month and subsequently named them Lewie and Daisy. It’s unclear who was the one that gave Danny the high-five, but the be-kerchiefed pupper was quite possibly the best story to come out of...
Weekend Party: €100m Carrasco, €105m Nainggolan, €30m Courtois, £130m Costa

Weekend Party: €100m Carrasco, €105m Nainggolan, €30m Courtois, £130m Costa

Silly Season strikes back For five days, you keep your nose to the grindstone. Nine to five. Shoulder-to-shoulder on the tube, bumper-to-bumper on the turnpike. Working for the weekend. And then it’s time to parrrrrr-tay. You let your freak flag fly. Throw your hands in the air. You know the rumor mill’s having a party, just like Jamie Vardy. Quite a few big names invited to this weekend’s party. YANNICK CARRASCO With Antoine Griezmann supposedly all but agreeing to move to Manchester United — “look, we’ve got the no.7 all ready for you!” — the next Atlético player to...
The Busby Babe 2 hours ago
VIDEO: Wayne Rooney's landmark goals

VIDEO: Wayne Rooney's landmark goals

A look back at the career of Manchester United's new record leading goalscorer. Love him, hate him, or find him a strange combination of pleasant and deeply frustrating, Wayne Rooney has now scored more goals for Manchester United than any other human. Which isn't bad going. Here, NBC take a look back at some of his most notable strikes. Personal favourites? This particular aspect of tBB hasn't thought about it in any great detail yet — that'll be a later piece, perhaps — but it's hard to remember anything more straightforwardly exciting than that debut hat-trick. At the time, it...
Let's Say Something Nice About......Episode 6 - Kevin Nolan

Let's Say Something Nice About......Episode 6 - Kevin Nolan

Often described as more pork than man, but here he is anyway Welcome to the fifth episode in which I go back in time and be nice about someone whom I was previously a bit mean about. We've seen reappraisals of Gary Madine, Darren Pratley, Liam Trotter, Jamie Proctor and Dorian Dervite - now it's the turn of one Kevin Nolan. As far as Bolton Wanderers players go, Nolan remains incredibly popular and is still revered amongst the supporters. So much so that at the ripe age of 34 you can always find at least one tweet per day asking if we should re-sign the Liverpool-born midfielder. Not...
Royal Blue Mersey 3 hours ago
Everton 1 Crystal Palace 0: Three thoughts from a last minute win

Everton 1 Crystal Palace 0: Three thoughts from a last minute win

Talking points from Everton’s hard fought victory against Palace Lucky bounces and missed chances When the dust had settled the point could have been made for either team coming away with a victory from this match. Everton, despite largely dominating were unable to find the back of the net for most of the afternoon. Crystal Palace, to their credit, hung in the there and certainly gave Everton a run for their money with a handful of near misses. One of the several issues that plagued Everton throughout this season was that things never seemed to be going their way. They could’ve played...
The Daily Hilario: Matchweek 22 continued

The Daily Hilario: Matchweek 22 continued

Your daily dose of off-topic shenanigans. MATCHDAY! So far so excellent this weekend.  Now, to take care of business. AUSSIE OPEN! What in the world is going on?  Is ROGAH, the Ancient One going to win this thing by default? ANYTHING WORTH DOING IS WORTH DOING WELL FOOTBALL (all times GMT):11.30:  Serie A, 1st vs. 4th:  Juventus vs. Lazio12.00:  Premier League, 13th vs. 15th:  Southampton vs. Leicester City14.15:  Premier League, 4th vs. 12th:  Arsenal vs. Burnley14.30:  Bundesliga, 10th vs. 5th:  Bayer Leverkusen vs. Hertha Berlin15.15:  La Liga, 7th vs. 4th:  Athletic...
Cartilage Free Captain 4 hours ago
Draw against City gives Spurs the edge vs. the top six

Draw against City gives Spurs the edge vs. the top six

You can’t count matches you haven’t played, but the point at the Etihad sets Spurs up nicely against their competitors for Champions League. Tottenham Hotspur snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat today at the Etihad Stadium, coming back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a cheeky 2-2 draw against Manchester City. Considering how the team played overall, that’s a reward that’s good enough on its own, but it’s a point that could play an even more important role down the road. While getting wins against the mid and bottom of the Premier League table is equally important, if you are a club...
Bitter and Blue 4 hours ago
Gabriel Jesus reacts to Manchester City debut, offside goal, mother's advice

Gabriel Jesus reacts to Manchester City debut, offside goal, mother's advice

What a start for the young kid! Saturday was a night to remember for young Gabriel Jesus. The 19-year-old Brazilian made his Manchester City debut coming on as a substitute in the final ten minutes, and the kid had an amazing impact. With his first three touches, he nearly got an assist, almost scored a great header and had the game-winning goal disallowed for offside. Things didn't go his way in the end, but City fans were very excited about his first game as a Citizens. And it's safe to say Jesus is very happy too, though he did want a victory: "I'm very happy to have the opportunity to...
Conte: Chelsea success built on team spirit, hard work, constant improvement

Conte: Chelsea success built on team spirit, hard work, constant improvement

Palpably palpable. Antonio Conte’s words may have been inspired by the potentially destabilizing events of the past week, they may have not been. Either way, they ring true in what we’ve observed on and off the pitch. “If you want to win something during the season it is important to create a unity in the team. To create this unity between the players, the staff, the club, you have to have a good spirit. I think we are showing this is one of the most important things that has led us to the top of the table.” “In every team I managed, I always tried to build the right spirit...
Royal Blue Mersey 5 hours ago
Proud Koeman says Everton deserved win

Proud Koeman says Everton deserved win

Manager commends side after hard-earned victory Everton won 1-0 away at Crystal Palace yesterday with a late goal from Seamus Coleman grabbing all three points. After the game, manager Ronald Koeman commended the Blues on their performance. “In my opinion it was deserved. It’s not bad to score a late one because it doesn’t give your opponent that time to get a draw. “We played really well, with good ball possession between the lines and good movement. We had enough shots on target and created good chances but their goalkeeper was outstanding. “But it was too difficult to stop...
Roker Report 6 hours ago
SAFC TransferWipe: NEW Premier League left-back linked; brings fresh doubt over van Aanholt future

SAFC TransferWipe: NEW Premier League left-back linked; brings fresh doubt over van Aanholt future

An experienced Premier League left back is the latest to be linked with a move to the Stadium of Light; but could this be a sign that Patrick van Aanholt is on his way out? Club Must Act, Ten Days Left Yesterday's defeat has done nothing to abate any pressure on Sunderland to act in the transfer market. Large swathes of supporters are now on the brink of finally turning against the hierarchy at the club and are growing increasingly frustrated with manager David Moyes. Premier League status is slipping away as Moyes oversees what is looking like it may yet become a slump akin to the...
Wembley could host more full capacity matches when Spurs and Chelsea move in

Wembley could host more full capacity matches when Spurs and Chelsea move in

Moving to Wembley, however temporarily, is not ideal for either Spurs nor Chelsea, but neither of them have any other realistic options at the moment. Spurs are scheduled to move there for 2017-18 (they’re already playing European games there this season) while Chelsea are likely to use it for the three seasons after that while Stamford Bridge gets rebuilt. The one big winner in all this is the Football Association, who are the owners of Wembley and thus will get a handsome annual fee from the teams (once rumored to be as much as £15m per season). The annual fee may be a bit lower now...
Bitter and Blue 7 hours ago
Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham, 2017 Premier League: 3 Things We Learned

Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham, 2017 Premier League: 3 Things We Learned

Another unfortunate result can’t overshadow City’s exemplary performance. Manchester City proved a number of things in the way they played throughout the match against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Frustration hasn’t taken over. Even against one of the league’s best teams, the Sky Blues executed their game plan. They were fun to watch from top to bottom. Despite the fact that Spurs were able to capitalize twice, City’s defense did well to contain their dangerous forwards. With strong individual performances motivating the squad, displays like we saw against Tottenham could become...
The Liverpool Offside 9 hours ago
Klopp Talk: “We Have To Show A Reaction”

Klopp Talk: “We Have To Show A Reaction”

The Reds’ boss, baffled by the loss to Swansea, is trying to put the game behind him and look ahead to the coming week Like most of us, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp struggled to make sense of his side’s 3-2 home loss to Swansea on Saturday. In the immediate aftermath the German struggled to find the right words. Eventually, Klopp started putting some cogent thoughts together and shared some of them in his post-match press conference. First, he talked about how big of a setback the loss to Swansea was vis a vis Liverpool’s title and Top 4 hopes: “If this result has influence (on...
Bitter and Blue 9 hours ago
A City Fan’s Perspective: Bad Referees Made Diving a Good Idea

A City Fan’s Perspective: Bad Referees Made Diving a Good Idea

Thanks, Andre Marriner Coming into the game at the Etihad, struggling Manchester City had to rebound against a Tottenham Hotspur side on a seven-game win streak. Earning a point would be an accomplishment, but most would agree Andre Marriner robbed City of two more. City capitalized from two mistakes by Hugo Lloris, and they jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second half. However, Dele Alli was not to be outdone and scored a header for his 11th goal this season. Then, in one of the most controversial plays of the seasonseason, Raheem Sterling had a one-on-one chance with Lloris in the box....
Cartilage Free Captain 10 hours ago
Pochettino provides good news on Alderweireld injury

Pochettino provides good news on Alderweireld injury

Toby Alderweireld’s substitution was apparently precautionary. Whew! The whole of Tottenham Hotspur nation gulped in unison when they watched Toby Alderweireld leave the pitch in the 65th minute of Spurs’ 2-2 draw with Manchester City. But there’s good news: manager Mauricio Pochettino has given an update on Alderweireld’s condition on Tottenham’s website, and it doesn’t appear to be anything too serious. “He felt tight in his hamstring but I don’t believe it’s a big issue. We’ll know better in a few days but it doesn’t look bad.” Toby was subbed off for midfielder...
Royal Blue Mersey 12 hours ago
Everton at Crystal Palace: Extended Highlights

Everton at Crystal Palace: Extended Highlights

All the goals, chances, saves and more Everton traveled to the nation’s capital to take on Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, and came away with a narrow 1-0 win. Despite being the better side for large parts of the game, they struggled against a typical Sam Allardyce’s side before Seamus Coleman made the late breakthrough for all three points. The home side had the better of the opening exchanges as the Blues looked subdued after last weekend’s heroics. Christian Benteke hit the crossbar early too, after beating Ramiro Funes Mori to a cross from the left. But after the first dozen...
Chelsea enter race for Benfica full back — report

Chelsea enter race for Benfica full back — report

Been a while since we had a rumor from Portugal! It’s been a rather quiet January as far as incoming transfers are concerned at Chelsea, with Blues news dominated by the sales of Oscar and Mikel and rumors of sales of Costa (again) and Courtois (again). Nathan Aké has been the only (semi-)significant arrival, returning from his loan at AFC Bournemouth to add depth to the squad (with possibly Musonda and Kenedy following in that vein). This isn’t necessarily a complaint and it fits well within the bounds of Conte’s “right players only” mantra. Fortunately, there’s always...
Azpilicueta happy to have Costa back

Azpilicueta happy to have Costa back

So say we all. César Azpilicueta has been one of Antonio Conte’s undroppables so far this season, playing every single minute of every single Premier League game for Chelsea and starting all but one game in all competitions. He’s missed but 70 minutes of the Blues’ season thus far. Diego Costa is high up in the minutes played list as well, but he was out of action last weekend thanks to a back injury and/or training ground row and/or transfer shenanigans. The exact reasons depend on whether you believe the manager and the other players, or if you believe the media reports. Either...

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