Pep, Where Do You Go From a Treble?

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Yesterday, Pep Guardiola was somewhere in the world scouring his contract with Bayern Munich for the release clause if they won everything. Expectations were high for the Spanish manager months ago when he agreed to become Bayern’s next gaffer but in the extremely likely possibility that Jupp Heynckes and his side come out victorious against Stuttgart in the DFB-Pokal final, repeating a treble or at the very least a double is going to be the measuring stick for Pep.

After I got past Gus Johnson’s annoying, over-the-top, canned enthusiasm, I was able to sit down and watch a good game of football that showed all the finer points of the game and all the reasons that Bayern Munich is on the precipice of being the continent’s powerhouse. Wave after wave of yellow-clad attack crashed against Bayern’s goal in the early parts of the game and Manuel Neuer pulled off a…

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Cavani cerca del MC

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Manchester City prepara una oferta millonaria por Cavani.  Dzeko estaria incluido en la operacion.

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Is Neymar’s Hype Getting Too Big?

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Brazil and Santos winger Neymar has been at the center of transfer speculation for the last few years. Some have said that his eventual move to Barcelona is one of football’s worst kept secrets and I’m inclined to agree with that statement. We all know that although only 21 years old, Neymar’s international fame has long outgrown the Campeonato Brasileiro and Santos.

Now that David Beckham, the last footballer who it could be argued was more famous for his underwear ads and marrying Posh Spice than his talent on the pitch, has retired, the door has been opened for Neymar to become the international superstar that the hype surrounding his move to Europe is leading him towards.

Don’t mistake this as a knock against Neymar’s playing ability. It is clear as day that with a continued push in the right direction, we’ll be talking about him for the next few…

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The Tahitian Difference in the 2013 Confederations Cup

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In the afternoon of 10 June 2012, the tiny southern Pacific island of Tahiti became the first nation other than New Zealand and Australia to win the OFC Nations Cup tournament.  Gliding through the group stage comfortably, the francophone nation grinded out 1-0 results in the knockout stages to claim the first title ever for the island nation. Chinese Tahitian striker, Steevy Chong Hue, etched himself into history when he gave his team the lead in the first half of the final.

With the prize of competing in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup as representative of the OFC, Tahiti’s amateur squad will play against the elite squads of today’s international football. Being the first Pacific nation to win the OFC Cup in its 39 year history, Tahiti will something completely different to the tournament set to be held in Brazil in mid-June.  The Polynesian island nation will form a squad…

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Steven Gerrard: El “niño bueno” que nunca caminará solo

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Pertenecer a la gran élite futbolística es algo que está al alcance de unos pocos privilegiados. La vida de un deportista puede ser agotadora y más si se trata de un icono europeo y mundial. Agotadora pero también placentera, sino que se lo pregunten a jugadores de la talla de Robinho y sus fiestas privadas con todo tipo de drogas y prostitución, o a Cassano, el italianito que luego de acostarse con una mujer diferente, desayunaba un croissant (debía ser un gran “latin lover”, pues llegó con sobrepeso al Real Madrid). La historia que une a Steven Gerrard y su actual club, el Liverpool F.C. es de mutuo apoyo y respeto. Nacido y criado en el barrio inglés de Merseyside, aterrizó en el conjunto “red” a la tierna edad de nueve años. Con catorce años ya daba muestras de ser una persona de carácter inquieto, amaba el fútbol sobre todas…

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Bye bye Mou, ciao Carlo

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Carlo Ancelotti es el elegido por el Real Madrid. El italiano sigue en Paris mientras que el PSG anda buscando su sustituto. En Francia cuentan las horas para que todo esto se aclare, aunque el primer interesado es el propio jeque del club, que a medida que pasan los días siguen creciendo las dudas en cuanto a su proyecto.

El PSG sabe que no puede estar a poco de abrirse el mercado sin un entrenador ya que muchas de las decisiones deportivas más urgentes, como la renovación de Verrati o Matuidi, están ahora mismo paradas. Al Real Madrid le ocurre algo parecido, así que ambas partes parecen condenadas a sentarse a negociar y desbloquear la situación.

Ancelotti andaba ayer por las calles de París bastante tranquilo. Parece convencido de que el Madrid no le dejará tirado después del órdago que le ha echado a sus dirigentes. El técnico ya dejó…

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Hammers agree Carroll fee

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West Ham have agreed a fee of £12 million to sign the England international. Andy Carroll has scored 7 goals in 22 premier league appearances this season, Carroll was quoted saying “I have had a great season here, really enjoyed being part of a great set of lads in the team, with the staff around us and the fans. Everyone has been so welcoming to me. This is a great club.”

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