Biglia underwent a successful surgery on his right calf on Thursday, the estimated recovery time is 4 months | Rossoneri Blog – Football Article

Lucas Biglia before Napoli-Milan at Stadio San Paolo on August 25, 2018. (@acmilan.com) Lucas Biglia will be sidelined for a very long time after undergoing surgery. Milan have been very unlucky with injuries this season and after losing Mattia Caldara for an extended period of time, today it was confirmed that Biglia will also be missing a few months of action. “The injury, suffered by Biglia last Wednesday during the morning training session, involved the lesion of the myotendinous junction…

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Chelsea fans on Twitter NAIL significant problem with Maurizio Sarri – Football Article

IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images A Chelsea fan has absolutely nailed a significant issue with Maurizio Sarri’s management – and plenty of the fanbase on Twitter appear to agree. Sarri’s footballing philosophy proved to be plenty easier for him to introduce at Napoli than it has at Stamford Bridge. The players quite clearly do not believe in the football they are attempting to play. It reflects in the performances and our recent results. As you will have seen, relations between the…

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery to revive bid to sign Sevilla midfielder this summer – Football Article

Arsenal are to reignite their interest in signing Sevilla star Ever Banega, according to the Mirror. The midfielder is a priority on Gunners manager Unai Emery’s wish-list of players to replace Aaron Ramsey who will leave at the end of the season for Juventus. It was widely reported that the North London side wanted to sign the 30-year-old in January, however did not have the funds to do so. With their interest still high in the playmaker, it is claimed…

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World Cup 2018 The Ultimate Guide For Armchair Fans: The Review – Football Article

This quirky, light-hearted yet informative book really is the ultimate guide for armchair fans and a must for anyone who loves the World Cup and is looking forward to following the tournament from the comfort of their own home – this (along with a few beers and a pizza delivery on speed dial!) is the perfect companion to accompany you through football’s biggest competition. This handy read is a relaxed look at past World Cups through to the present. It’s…

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FA Cup quarter-final draw: Man Utd learn their fate after Solskjaer matches another Ferguson feat vs Chelsea – Football Article

Manchester United will travel to Molineux to face Wolves in the FA Cup quarter-finals following their 0-2 victory over Chelsea in the fifth round.  Goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba secured the Red Devils’ place in the last-eight in a game where United really showed their class in a competitive outing at Stamford Bridge. Following the game, Pogba praised all his team-mates’ “great” performances and said that there’s mutual trust between United’s players and caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.…

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Number of minutes all January Newcastle United loan players have played so far – Football Article

There were eight Newcastle United loan players went out on temporary moves in January. The club hoping young/fringe players could get first team football elsewhere, to continue their development and/or help to move them on. They have had various degrees of involvement so far. Players going out on loan mid-season often needing time to settle. A bit like Antonio Barreca, the Monaco left-back yet to make a start and only playing four minutes so far as a sub against Tottenham.…

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Chelsea fans hit the roof with Maurizio Sarri’s stubborn team selection – Football Article

Dan Mullan/Getty Images Chelsea fans have hit the roof after seeing the starting eleven which Maurizio Sarri has named to face Manchester United in the FA Cup this evening. Sarri has come under increased scrutiny, from both fans and pundits, following a string of tactical stubbornness. It’s an obvious criticism of our manager, who didn’t rotate at Napoli and doesn’t appear to have any sort of viable plan B. The Italian is a disciple of Johann Cruyff, who focused…

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Ex-Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois speaks out on Eden Hazard to Madrid – Football Article

The feeling around Chelsea is that Eden Hazard is one foot out of the Stamford Bridge door, and it’s a matter of when and not if he will push a transfer to Real Madrid. Somewhat unwelcome are the quotes from former goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who joined Real Madrid last summer, forcing the Blues to push the deal through. The Belgian international spoke directly about what he wants Eden Hazard to do in the summer, potentially linking the two international teammates back together…

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Loons Abroad, MLS Transfers, and More… – FiftyFive.One – Football Article

News by Chris RB on 18 February 2019 While most of the Loons continue the preseason, goalkeeper Vito Mannone is overseas working on his immigration paperwork. Adrian Heath hopes Mannone will be back by the week’s end, but isn’t sure he will be. The problem with the keeper’s paperwork is unclear. Also of note is that Chase Gaspar and Hassani Dotson have signed deals and are officially on Minnesota United FC’s roster. Rookie keeper Dayne St. Clair is on a…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on how Man Utd will cope without Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard v Chelsea – Football Article

Romelu Lukaku featured as a late substitute against PSG but Solskjaer has suggested he’ll also have a big part to play against his former club Chelsea.  “Rom gives us something else than Jesse and Anthony, so don’t worry,“ Ole added. ”He’s made an impact before. He did really well in the FA Cup, him and Alexis last time, so let’s see.” Ole also hinted that youngsters Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes might be given an opportunity to impress. “The young…

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World Cup 2018 The Ultimate Guide For Armchair Fans: The Review – Football Article

This quirky, light-hearted yet informative book really is the ultimate guide for armchair fans and a must for anyone who loves the World Cup and is looking forward to following the tournament from the comfort of their own home – this (along with a few beers and a pizza delivery on speed dial!) is the perfect companion to accompany you through football’s biggest competition. This handy read is a relaxed look at past World Cups through to the present. It’s…

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China’s naturalization experiment and the battle of the giants: The Chinese Football Podcast s3e7 – Football Article

The pod rings in the new lunar year with a return to matters club football. We double down on the big news stories which have been developing during our recent focus on the Asian Cup – the first wave of naturalized players coming to the CSL, and the headline transfers of recent weeks. We start with a quick summary of the overseas players being naturalized and joining Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou Evergrande – how high are expectations for these players,…

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Ishak Belfodil Acts As Hoffenheim Hero | Nick Bidwell – Football Article

Belfodil has helped Hoffenheim pull off a miraculous comeback against Dortmund recently. Nick Bidwell’s Notes From Germany: Ishak Belfodil Acts As Hoffenheim Hero Algerian international striker Ishak Belfodil, the purveyor of a supersub brace as his Hoffenheim side fought back from three goals down to earn a miraculous draw at Bundesliga pacesetters Dortmund, has never been one for an easy life. With his amazing cocktail of attributes – his size, physicality, vision and glorious technique – the 27-year-old should, in…

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Match Report Real Madrid 1 – Football Article

Real Madrid don’t want to fight for La Liga title for the second consecutive year and they threw away their possibilities losing (1-2) against Girona at home. Levante and Real Sociedad were the other teams able to beat Los Blancos at Santiago Bernabéu, points that must not fly away if you want to win the title. Horrible performance of the team again. Los Blancos missed Luka Modric, who couldn’t play for suspension. The team was very slow without clarity because…

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Warning for Spurs as Man Utd not put off by Mauricio Pochettino’s huge compensation fee – Football Article

An exclusive has emerged from the Evening Standard claiming Manchester United are prepared to pay huge compensation fee to prise Mauricio Pochettino from Totteham Hotspur. This not only suggests that United will dismiss caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the full-time position as well as go for the more expensive option, which will surprise some fans. United’s latest financial results, including profits of £44 million, show the club is still running smoothly even when results haven’t been great. READ MORE: Ole…

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AC Milan star looking to follow in Kaka’s footsteps – Football Article

AC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta has revealed that he hopes to emulate Rossoneri icon and fellow Brazilian Kaka during his time at the club. The 21-year-old has made an instant impact since arriving from Flamengo in January and has drawn comparisons with compatriot Kaka, who helped Milan to the Champions League and the Scudetto from 2003 to 2009. Paqueta declared his admiration for the former Real Madrid and Sao Paulo star and admitted that he was determined to have a…

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Marta will return to the Orlando Pride in 2019 – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Photo Copyright Lewis Gettier for The Equalizer One of many questions behind the scenes in the National Women’s Soccer League’s unusually quiet offseason was whether or not Marta would return to the Orlando Pride in 2019. Good news for Pride fans: she will. That might not exactly seem like breaking news. But Marta’s initial deal which brought her to Orlando and the NWSL in 2017 was a two-year… This is only a snippet of a Football Article written by Jeff…

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“I like to see myself as open-minded”: Midfielder discusses Tottenham exit – Football Article

Mousa Dembele has revealed he left Tottenham in January because he wanted to experience “something different” in China. The midfielder spent six-and-a-half seasons at Spurs and became a fan favourite under the management of Mauricio Pochettino. After struggling with injuries and fitness issues over the last few years, including a lengthy lay-off during the current season, Dembele left Tottenham for Chinese Super League club Guangzhou R&F last month. The Belgian was set to leave on a free transfer in the summer,…

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Steve Bruce impressed with training and ‘attitude’ shown by Achraf Lazaar and Rolando Aarons – Football Article

Steve Bruce says that January signings Dominic Iorfa, Rolando Aarons and Achraf Lazaar will all get their chance this season. When taking charge of the team at the end of January, on deadline day Bruce bought Iorfa as well as loaning the Newcastle pair. The new Sheffield Wednesday boss even went of his way to thanks Newcastle United for their generosity. When Steve Bruce took over, the Owls were 11 points off relegation and 11 points off the play-offs. After…

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Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid Legend with 600 Games | – Football Article

Sergio Ramos arrived to the milestone of 600 games with the Real Madrid t-shirt in a legendary stadium for Los Blancos, where they won the 7th Champions League against Juventus in the game that was a turning point for their history. In the first leg of the Last 16 round of this competition, they continued making history with a suffered victory (1-2) against Ajax, getting closer to the quarter-finals. Sergio Ramos was the main protagonist for many reasons. The first…

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VIDEO: Pochettino explains the “only problem” Tottenham have – Football Article

Mauricio Pochettino was keen to play down his own contribution to Tottenham’s impressive 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night. Goals from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente saw the hosts put one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals. During his pre-match interview, the Spurs boss refused to take credit for selecting Serge Aurier and Vertonghen as wing-backs, a tactic that worked perfectly on the night. Instead, Pochettino praised his players and explained the “only problem” Tottenham have…

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Winter Break – Out in the cold or warmed to? – Football Article

After much debate and many years of suggestion, a winter break has finally been decided for the Premier League starting during the 2019/20 season. Many were keen on this idea, but now it is a certainty, will fans feel differently towards an interruption in their football season and do our players really need a break? It will of course of be a case of ‘suck it and see’, many questions will be answered once the break is up and running…

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Chelsea skipper Gary Cahill accused of leaking dressing room information – Football Article

Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Chelsea captain has been accused of leaking dressing room information to the media by Blues fans on Twitter. What do YOU think? In case you missed it, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been accused of some pretty awful treatment of Gary Cahill. Sarri is thought to have barely spoken to the Englishman since being appointed, despite allowing him to keep the captain’s armband. READ MORE: Full story as Gary Cahill turns on manager Maurizio Sarri This…

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Klopp Believes Liverpool Can Still Win The League ~ The Football Hub – Football Article

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp still believes The Reds can lift the Premier League title at the end of the season despite their position on the log. Klopp who is currently in South Africa took part in a fans’ question and answer session where he said “there are two teams who are owned by a Country in Europe, so it makes it difficult to win the Champions League. But in England, we can win the Premier League, but we need a…

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Chelsea willing to pay £40million to win race for Benfica striker – Football Article

Chelsea have entered the race to sign Benfica striker Luka Jovic, according to The Sun. The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Frankfurt where he is enjoying a prolific season with 19 goals from 27 matches in all competitions. Real Madrid and Barcelona are thought to be two admirers of the young Serbian but it’s reported that the Stamford Bridge club are prepared to pay £40million to strike a deal. It’s claimed under-fire Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has pinpointed the forward…

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Soccer Manager 2019 – Updated Squads Available – Football Article

The European transfer window has now closed. During this time Newcastle United broke their transfer record (for the first time since 2005) with the signing of Miguel Almiron for 20M and Ryan Babel made a return to the Premier League after his departure in 2011. Another player returning to the Premier League was former French international, Samir Nasri, who joined West Ham following an eighteen month suspension following a doping violation. Spanish giants Barcelona were surprisingly busy in the transfer…

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Inter Milan pave the way for ex-captain’s rumoured Chelsea summer switch – Football Article

Chelsea fans will be looking at a Tweet posted today by the official Inter Milan account, that has revealed star striker Mauro Icardi has been stripped of the captaincy and that goalkeeper Samir Handanovic take the armband instead. The Club can confirm that Samir #Handanovic is the new Inter captain.#FCIM — Inter (@Inter_en) February 13, 2019 More changes are afoot at Stamford Bridge this summer, with the likely departures of players such as Eden Hazard and the need for more…

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Chelsea linked with former PSG manager Laurent Blanc, once again – Football Article

Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Here we go again, Chelsea are being linked with former PSG manager Laurent Blanc, with the pressure building on Maurizio Sarri. Following Antonio Conte’s departure in the summer, Blanc was thought to be an option for Chelsea if they were unable to land number one target Maurizio Sarri. After weeks of feuding with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, the club finally did get their man. Though, following the 6-0 loss to Man City, they may be…

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N’Golo Kante insists Chelsea will learn from their Man City mistakes – Football Article

OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images Reflecting on Chelsea’s heavy loss to Manchester City, N’Golo Kante has insisted that the players will learn from their mistakes. They bloody better! Kante was scarcely involved during our 6-0 loss at the Etihad. In truth, there’s little he could have done to prevent it. Our defence capitulated time and time again, with our midfield being both outnumbered and outclassed. There’s little point reflecting on a performance as forgettable and embarrassing as ours on Sunday, all…

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