Brazil v Holland preview

Brazil have the chance to begin the process of restoring their battered reputation when they go head-to-head with Holland at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia in the World Cup third place play-off.

Everton boss desperate to bring back strike duo

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is hoping to bring both Lacina Traore and Romelu Lukaku back to Goodison Park this summer. Traore failed to make much of an impact after turning down a move to West Ham in January, mainly due to injury. However Martinez saw enough in training that he makes him want to bring […]

Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi watches and waits for final chance to be a legend like El Diego

At the previous World Cup finals in South Africa, Lionel Messi was subject to the kind of pre-match warm-up routine that no one on the current Argentina staff would dare suggest to him now. Messi would stand still while the ball was deliberately struck past him, too quickly for him to be able to react, and he was obliged to scurry off, retrieve it and pass it back to the man who had devised the exercise.

FIVE signings to complete Ronny Deila’s Celtic squad

Having claimed three consecutive SPL titles under predecessor Neil Lennon, in addition to producing one of the most Champions League nights in recent European football history, new Celtic manager Ronny Deila has rather large shoes to fill at Parkhead. The Norwegian gaffer, formerly of Stromgodset, has his first challenge to face this summer, with rumours that […]

FIVE players to complete Alan Pardew’s Newcastle squad

To say Newcastle have been a source great frustration for their supporters would be an understatement. On the transfer front alone, the club move with the kind of inconsistency that can only keep a club entrenched in mid-table mediocrity. But the club are in need of something uplifting this summer, especially after selling fan-favourite Yohan […]

FIVE signings to complete David Hockaday’s Leeds Squad

Leeds United have been exceptionally busy this summer, welcoming a new manager in David Hockaday and a string of new signings, including Stuart Taylor, Marco Silvestri and all-but-officially confirmed Jonathan Rossini, not to mention the record-breaking £11million sale of Ross McCormack to Fulham. But bearing in mind the ultimate aim of returning to the Premier […]