Category Archives: Soccer

Soccer Is Life: Why Jose Mourinho Is Successful – Infographic

Soccer Is Life Logo 8923384499_0bce02ae7a_oHave you ever wondered what makes Jose Mourinho one of the most successful football managers that ever lived? Take a look at this infographic that delves into his management tactics, and see what you can learn from the master. Continue reading

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Yankees Score with New MLS Team

Manchester City and the New York Yankees begin a new $100 million Major League Soccer team. Brittany Umar explores the deal’s real winners.

English FA Cup: Chelsea vs. Manchester City – Prediction

Favourit has analysed both Chelsea and Manchester City as they prepare for their FA Cup semi final at Wembley Stadium. Continue reading

Soccer Is Life: Possession In Football/Soccer Is Useless As A Measure For Dominance

In the aftermath of the Champions League clash between Manchester United and Real Madrid (1-2) the discussions are heated. Reporters, fans and otherwise acknowledged experts debate who deserved the win. One word that comes repeatedly to the surface is “possession”. Here is the explanation of possession in football/soccer: Continue reading

Manchester United v Real Madrid – Ryan Giggs’ 1,000th match

He had to wait a little longer than expected but now it’s been confirmed, Ryan Giggs is to make his 1000th career appearance.

Manchester United Winger Ryan Giggs Signs One-Year Contract Extension

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year contract extension.

The deal, which will take Giggs beyond his 40th birthday, has been agreed after an outstanding series of performances from the veteran and will stop speculation that he would retire at the end of the season. Continue reading

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With the next round of the UEFA Champions League just round the corner, we decided to take a closer look at one of the big ties as we reach the last 16.

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Real Madrid, Barcelona top rich list according to firm Deloitte – News | FOX Sports on MSN. Source: FOX Sports/AP Real Madrid has remained soccer’s biggest money maker for the eighth straight year as many of Europe’s leading clubs boosted … Continue reading

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Soccer is life: Pep Guardiola decided to join Bayern Munich after a year long break from soccer. What do you think? Did he do the right thing by ditching the Premier League for the German Bundesliga? Let us know your … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Game Is the Most Searched Sport In The U.S.

Do Soccer Clubs Need Shrinks To Protect Their Assets? 

Why No Soccer Superstar And No World Cup For U.S. Soccer

Fernando Torres – Mystery? (04/2011)

Soccer Stars And The Twitter Connection – Infographic

Soccer, Social Media – With Lionel Messi becoming the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or for the fourth consecutive year, it isn’t surprising he is the most talked about footballer on the planet, having amassed over 2 million tweets in one month. However he is overtaken by Christian Ronaldo whose 16 million followers on Twitter ensure he is never out of the news. Our infographic lets you see who is following who in the world of football on Twitter.

Source: Visual.ly, Bet.Unibet

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Soccer Is Life: Playing Against Lionel Messi? Get Ready – Infographic

Are you playing against Lionel Messi soon? Here is a graphic display of the 91 goals scored by Lionel Messi in 2012: From where and to where. Get ready!

Source: Visual.ly

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Chelsea Business Practices: 9 Managers In 9 Years – Infographic

Chelsea have had 9 mangers in 9 years, so is it time to trust one to win? See how they stack up against the rest of the league.

Source: Visual.ly

Cosmos Comeback – The New York Cosmos And Erik Stover Have Their Hands Full

When ever The New York Cosmos showed up on the door step of soccer they turned heads. People were watching. That was certainly true the first time around, in the 70’s and 80’s, and it is still true now. For many, the Cosmos are the birth giver for American soccer and a look at American soccer history clearly confirms that view. While there has been soccer before the Cosmos, the club created a major buzz in the 70’s when a number of super stars in Cosmos colors roamed the fields in the United States and stunned the masses. Pele, Beckenbauer, the late Giorgio Chinaglia and many others that played for the club are unforgotten heroes for New York City soccer fans and the entire soccer world.

Read Also: Remember the Cosmos, From July 2011

Today, things for the history rich soccer club are different. After disappearing in the mid 80’s, the club and brand rested in a drawer. Other new soccer clubs tried to step in and help the sport thrive in the United States. A couple of years back, an English business man bought the rights and attempted to bring the Cosmos back into professional soccer and the MLS. While the soccer part of the attempt more or less failed, it created considerable buzz and indeed brought the brand back to life. The Englishman sold the club to new ownership and since then new signs of life can be registered. This time, the signs show the necessary seriousness and means.

Read Also: From The Irish Examiner 07/2011 – How Cosmos Could Conquer The World

On November 8th, Erik Stover was introduced as the club’s new COO. Erik Stover is a long time professional in the industries of sports and soccer and has shown his abilities before with the other New York soccer club, Red Bull New York. Listening to Stover’s words and looking at the activities around the club, there is no doubt that this time the Cosmos will re-emerge and take an important part in American soccer. This might not be a process of a year or two, but the  club now has the means to create a major U.S. soccer and business force.

The New York Cosmos are not only a soccer club. Also unforgotten are the pictures of the 70’s and 80’s super stars of all ways of life associating themselves with the Cosmos. The club stands for entertainment, multi cultural life, business, global flair and doing things the New York City and American way. Without denying the accomplishments of other sports franchises, there is just no other that can match its characteristics and opportunity better to New York City and America. A fact that was true 30 years ago, and still is.

The New York Cosmos, Stover and his staff will have their hands full in dealing with the expectations, opportunity and the responsibilities this club has. There is much more behind this  than just revitalizing a soccer club. Good luck, the soccer world is watching, again.

Mark Clattenburg Row: Chelsea Players Split On What Ref Said In John Obi Mikel Dispute

Mark Clattenburg row: Chelsea players split on what ref said in John Obi Mikel dispute | The Sun |Sport|Football.

CHELSEA players are divided over whether referee Mark Clattenburg actually aimed a racist remark at John Obi Mikel.

SunSport can reveal some Blues stars are sceptical about the shock allegations and pressure is mounting on the club to physically prove the remarks were made.

Significantly, the club have not yet officially complained to the police about the alleged incident — even though the Society of Black Lawyers has.

Mikel’s team-mates Ramires and David Luiz told the midfielder they heard ref Clattenburg make an ‘inappropriate comment’ during Blues’ 3-2 defeat against Manchester United nine days ago.

They were so furious they asked for Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay to go to the dressing room after the game and listen to their version of events.

An insider said: “They were saying the club had to look after them and take action. They said the club had stood by John Terry in his race row with Anton Ferdinand and now it had to do the same for them.

“But the other players weren’t so vocal and wanted a cooling-down period — mainly because they didn’t hear the ref say anything.”

Even if Clattenburg, 37, is proved innocent, it may be many years before he is allowed to officiate at a Chelsea game again.

He is being ‘rested’ again this weekend while the FA investigates and a refs’ insider told SunSport: “There are concerns about the implications of him refereeing a Chelsea match.

“For starters it would place the pre-match handshake under great scrutiny yet again, as all the players are supposed to shake hands with the ref before each game.

“If Mark was put back in charge of a Chelsea match immediately afterwards, the attention would be phenomenal.

“It may even make sense to keep him away from Chelsea for good, which is a shame as he is one of this country’s top three referees — and Chelsea are one of the top three football clubs.”

Clattenburg, who denies allegations made by the Blues, is due to meet the FA and police this week.

Read more: The Sun