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Peter Crouch says good-bye to football

Peter Crouch says good-bye to football

At the age of 38, Peter Crouch, the ex-England striker has just uncovered his readiness to retire from professional football. Released at the end of the football season by Burnley, by that time the player had boasted numerous appearances for Stoke, Southampton, Tottenham, Liverpool, and Portsmouth. Peter told that if someone told him at the age of 17 that he would play in the Champions League final and come up with a hundred goals in the Premier League, he would have laughed at that guy. Nevertheless, he did it and in general, the player confessed that it was football that …

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FFA hunts for a replacement for Gallop

FFA hunts for a replacement for Gallop

Football Federation Australia is currently looking for someone who could replace David Gallop as a chief executive. That’s the first such a case in the history of the organization when they require such a replacement. David Gallop stepped down on Thursday. Since that time the criteria for the post hasn’t been finalized yet. Nevertheless, the directors are already assured that the new executive should boast a successful football career. The organization has already put aside a number of candidates. Among them, we can see Mark Falvo, Danny Townsend, Craig Foster, Peter Filopoulos, John Didulica. In a couple of weeks, this …

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Travis Munn gets back to football after tough disease

Travis Munn gets back to football after tough disease

Totally exhausted by everlasting sessions of chemotherapy, Travis Munn, the ex-football player was recently convinced he’s going to pass away soon, leaving his beloved spouse and two kids. Nevertheless, just seven months later he suddenly managed to get back to his team Borrowash Victoria. That’s a real miracle not only for his family but also for numerous sports fans worldwide. His return to a pre-season friendly demonstrates a crucial step in the player’s recovery from a dangerous health disorder – scleroderma. It’s a life-threatening auto-immune illness. There’s no doubt that his return happens to be the most impressive sporting event …

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Arsenal initiate disciplinary proceedings over Koscielny’s boycott

Arsenal initiate disciplinary proceedings over Koscielny’s boycott

Arsenal have had to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Laurent Koscielny, their captain due to the fact he didn’t want to go to America for a pre-season tour because he tries to have a move forced. It’s believed that the centre-half aged 33 is all geared up towards getting back to France, his motherland. Among probable destinations, sports fans point to Rennes, Bordeaux, and Lyon. As Koscielny told, it was crucial for him that the player had a way out of the contract that has just a year to run, already this summer according to the contract’s structure. The sportsman wants the …

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Albert Adomah joins Nottingham Forest

Albert Adomah joins Nottingham Forest

Albert Adomah, aged 31, the Ghana winger has already become a player of Nottingham Forest following a two-year contract. It occurred after Aston Villa released the sportsman due to their promotion to the Premier League. By the way, the Championship play-off final triumph over Derby that happened in May turned out to be the sportsman’s last appearance with Aston Villa. As a matter of fact, Aston Villa appeared to be the second football club the player assisted with the Premier League promotion after in 2016 he quitted Middlesbrough. For the last six days, the football club Nottingham Forest has managed …

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Internet anti-discrimination form will guard France’s football league

Internet anti-discrimination form will guard France’s football league

It was uncovered on Tuesday by the anti-racism organization LICRA as well as France’s professional football league that the organizations teamed up to launch a specialized online form enabling sportsmen to report any kind of discrimination occurring in stadia, including racism. Any report is going to initiate proceedings where the LICRA and also LFP will be involved. These proceedings are going to be closely watched and recorded in order to withstand discrimination on football matches. The LICRA will be in charge of protecting personal data on the proceedings. Previously, Roxana Maracineanu, the French Sports Minister drew attention to a series …

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Arsenal welcomes Edu as a technical director once again

Arsenal welcomes Edu as a technical director once again

The return of Edu, their ex-midfielder has been already confirmed by Arsenal. The ex-player has been granted the position of their technical director. Earlier he was the general coordinator to Brazil and that resulted in taking the Copa America. However, Brazil have made up their mind to appoint the ex- Middlesbrough midfielder, Juninho to that post, thus making Edu resign. As the club informed, he’d be in charge of coordinating the academy, the first-team coaching group, recruitment, and scouting. On Thursday, Edu will leave for America busy with the FC’s pre-season tour. Raúl Sanllehí, the club’s head of football depicted …

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Arsenal vs. Manchester United: fighting for Mario Lemina

Arsenal vs. Manchester United: fighting for Mario Lemina

Eventually, Mario Lemina, known as the Southampton midfielder has turned out to be the object of strong interest of Arsenal and Manchester United. This football player aged 25 is expected to leave St Mary’s following a stop-start period on the south coast. In addition to Arsenal and Manchester, another club, Leicester have also demonstrated their interest in this player. However, none of the three members of the Premier League have demonstrated readiness to have Southampton’s valuation met. At first, Saints shelled out $19,5m to buy the Gabon international from Juventus. They’re obliged to pay an extra amount of $3,5m. The …

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Pep Clotet welcomes Paco Herrera to the Championship club

Pep Clotet welcomes Paco Herrera to the Championship club

Pep Clotet, the Birmingham City boss has invited Paco Herrera, the ex-Champions League-winning coach to his backroom squad at the Championship club. The 65-year-old coach, Herrera is generally known as Rafa Benitez’ fierce rival when Liverpool demonstrated a mind-blowing play in 2005 in Istanbul. The newly-invited coach is going to collaborate with Ryan Needs, James Beattie, Sean Rush, and Darryl Flahavan. All of them managed to retain their posts after the club management had Garry Monk fired. By the way, ten years ago Pep Clotet collaborated with Paco Herrera at Espanyol. Additionally, the two Spaniards first collaborated when Herrera worked …

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Burnley will have Jay Rodriguez re-signed

Burnley will have Jay Rodriguez re-signed

The football club Burnley are all geared up towards re-signing Jay Rodriguez, the West Brom player. Additionally, the contract with Erik Pieters, the Stoke City player has been already confirmed by the club. At first, the football club is anticipated to shell out up to $6,25m. Then, the club will add the same amount within a year. Jay Rodriguez hasn’t left for Spain with his current team. Instead, at his ex-football club, the player is scheduled to have a medical. As for the 30-year-old football player, Dutchman Pieters, he has been lured by a secret fee. The sportsman has ended …

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Derby hires Phillip Cocu as a manager

Derby hires Phillip Cocu as a manager

Phillip Cocu, the ex-Netherlands international has just replaced Frank Lampard’s position in Derby County. The 48-year-old coach has signed a four-year deal with the football club. He’s expected to join the club’s coaching team, currently including Twan Scheepers and Chris van der Weerden. By the way, Shay Given, the club’s goalkeeping coach is going to retain his post in the coaching team. Phillip Cocu told that it’s a great honor for him to find himself at this football club and he’s looking forward to meeting the squad and their fans. Cocu expressed his readiness for a vivid football adventure with …

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Manchester United are a half-step from grasping Harry Maguire

Manchester United are a half-step from grasping Harry Maguire

Manchester United have nearly signed Harry Maguire. It’s become possible due to the fact that their fierce counterparts Manchester City fail to accept Leicester’s valuation. Well, for the England centre-half the Foxes are reportedly eager to get no less than $93,92m. As for Manchester City, they are definitely reluctant to shell out another world record amount for the defender. It helps Manchester United to finally grasp the sportsman they’ve been hunting for since January. Meanwhile, Arsenal have also come up with a $62,62m inquiry for the player and they made it clear that the club can’t afford to pay more …

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Manchester City signs Rodri having paid £62.8m

Manchester City signs Rodri having paid £62.8m

Manchester City has just acquired a new player – Rodri has been signed by the FC. The player left Atlético Madrid. The transfer is reportedly worth €70m. The given sum offset the equal amount received by Leicester City for Riyad Mahrez the previous summer. The 23-year-old defensive midfielder has accepted a five-year deal with Manchester City right after Atlético came up with the announcement that the Spain international’s €70m release clause had been met by the Premier League champions. The newly-signed player told that he’s totally amazed by what the FC have done for the last two years. It makes …

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Frank Lampard becomes Chelsea’s head coach

Frank Lampard becomes Chelsea’s head coach

Frank Lampard, an ex-midfielder of Chelsea has been appointed by the football club as their head coach. The deal suggests that he’ll be executing duties on this position for at least three years. The 41-year-old player has abandoned Derby County for the purpose of taking over at the legendary football club where Lampard played for up to 13 years. In the first season, Derby was led by Lampard as a manager to the Championship play-off final exactly where the team failed to defeat Aston Villa. The number of Chelsea appearances made by the ex-England international amounts to 648, with 11 …

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Amadou Diawara joins AS Roma

Amadou Diawara joins AS Roma

As the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt keeps unrolling, July has brought the following football news from Africa. On July 3, Amadou Diawara, Guinea midfielder has shifted to AS Roma. The football player preferred this Italian football club to their counterpart Napoli. The five-year deal is reportedly worth US$23.8 million. As a matter of fact, the 21-year-old African sportsman on international duty with Guinea now having taken part in all Syli Nationale’s three plays at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Guido Fienga, Roma chief executive informed the club website that they have been hunting for Amadou …

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Juventus seem to prefer Pogba to Dybala

Juventus seem to prefer Pogba to Dybala

It feels like Juventus have decided to replace Paulo Dybala with Paul Pogba. However, Manchester United keep holding out for up to €150 million. As Gazzetta dello Sport informed, Juventus are still in touch with Mino Raiola as to Pogba’s comeback. The source states that Fabio Paratici, the sporting director of the football club intends to propose about €60-70m as a midfield invitation for Paulo Dybala. In fact, the football player’s futures should have been decided right after Argentina left Copa America. Moreover, Manchester United’s long lasted interest should be another reason to speed up the process. By the way, …

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