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Beleaguered ex-Manchester City striker Georgios Samaras has made a permanent move to SPL side Celtic.  The 23-year-old Greek international joined City for £6million in January 2006 yet failed to find his niche with the Premiership club. Also from the Manchester City front, boss Mark Hughes will move his attention toward acquiring several more players to [...]

Colorado Rapids vs Everton FC Preview

U.S. national goalkeeper Tim Howard and his Everton teammates head to the Rockies to play the MLS’s Colorado Rapids in a pre-season game on August 3rd. In addition to Tim Howard Everton is lead by midfielders Mikel Arteta and Tim Cahill. Up front Yakubu Ayegbeni had a great season last year with 21 goals and [...]

Brad Guzan Signs For Villa

Aston Villa have agreed a fee with Chivas USA for goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Guzan gas been a long term target of Villa who have been searching for a goalkeeper since Scott Carson returned to Liverpool after a season-long loan at the club. Guzan thanked the MLS club and its fans for their support during his [...]

Chelsea Pre-Season Plans

It has been another interesting pre-season at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea’s seemingly pursuit of almost every big name start in the world making daily headlines. Chelsea came so close to winning the treble last year that you would think that they only need to slightly tweak the existing team. But that is not the Abramovich [...]

Top 5 Pre-Season Games

Pre-season is Europe is right on top of us and I was thinking today that if I had an unlimited budget what pre-season friendlies would I want to see. These are the five that I came up with. August 1st – Celtic – Tottenham Hotspur – Port of Rotterdam Tournament. Anytime it is an England [...]

Lots of Questions For Arsenal

Arsenal’s first pre-season friendly is a couple of weeks away but I thought it was a good tie to look at how the upcoming season is shaping up for Arsenal. It has been anything but quiet at the Emirates this summer with Mathiue Flamini and Jens Lehmann leaving on free transfers. Flamini leaves a huge [...]

An Early Look At Liverpool

Liverpool’s first pre-season friendly is this Saturday against Tranmere so I thought it was a good tie to look at how the upcoming season is shaping up for Liverpool. Last season Liverpool came in a disappointing fourth place in the Premiership 11 points behind Manchester United. The good news for Liverpool fans was that the [...]

Chelsea make ‘massive’ Kaka offer

The BBC web site was reporting tonight that Chelsea have made a massive offer for Brazilian star Kaka. While the number was not disclosed, IO would assume it was a record big which would means more than 50 million pounds. Chelsea have long been linked with a move for 26-year-old World Player of the Year [...]

You would think that Michael Ballack has it all. He has fame and fortune, is captain of his country and was selected in FIFA’s 100 Greatest Living Players. But a closer look at his CV bears a very strong resemblance to that of the Buffalo Bills. Maybe Ballack’s nickname should be the nearly man. 2008 [...]

European Transfer Questions

On the eve of the transfer period, European clubs begin to maneuver for their primary and secondary targets.  Here are several questions to consider: 1. Will Cristiano Ronaldo stay or will he go?  All signs point to the Manchester United star moving to Real Madrid.  Will the Spanish outfit be able to come up with enough [...]