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English Premier League

Manchester United Transfers: Nani set for move to Arsenal, Galatasaray or Monaco

Manchester United Transfers: Nani set for move to Arsenal, Galatasaray or Monaco

Manchester United winger Nani was at one time believed to be the next Ronaldo at Old Trafford. However, the Real Madrid star’s Portuguese compatriot has never come close to filling his former teammate’s shoes. Until this last season, Nani had been a first team regular for the Red Devils since the departure of Ronaldo as [...]


Darren Bent Transfer: Newcastle and Hull City battle for Aston Villa outcast

Darren Bent Transfer: Newcastle and Hull City battle for Aston Villa outcast

Darren Bent proved to be an expensive pass around striker in the English Premier League between 2005 and 2011 as he spent two seasons with Chartlon, Tottenham and one and a half with Sunderland before his record move to Aston Villa for a deal that could potentially rise to £24 million. All together between his [...]


Five Goalkeeping Candidates to Replace Simon Mignolet at Sunderland

Five Goalkeeping Candidates to Replace Simon Mignolet at Sunderland

According to recent reports, the most recent of which coming from BBC Sport, Simon Mignolet would appear to be edging closer to the Stadium of Light exit in favour of a move to Liverpool. Last season was arguably the Belgian international’s finest in the Premier League, and with the opportunity of joining the Anfield outfit [...]


La Liga

Arsenal and Juventus Target Gonzalo Higuain by the Numbers

Arsenal and Juventus Target Gonzalo Higuain by the Numbers

Both Arsenal and Juventus have been strongly linked to Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain this summer. The Argentinian has seemingly deemed it time to move on from Madrid, though, with no manager at the helm currently, his future does seem up in the air. Arsene Wenger has reportedly been given an incredibly large war chest [...]


David Villa Transfer: Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham to miss out on Spanish star

David Villa Transfer: Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham to miss out on Spanish star

The English Premier League have had several clubs looking to make a move for Barcelona striker, David Villa for quite some time. Since the player broke his leg at the FIFA World Club Cup almost 18 months ago, there has been much speculation that he is not in the current plans for Barcelona. As the [...]


Confederations Cup: Spain vs. Uruguay Players to Watch

Confederations Cup: Spain vs. Uruguay Players to Watch

This year’s Confederations Cup in Brazil starts with one of the best matchups in the draw: Uruguay vs. Spain; the defending Copa America champions versus the World Cup and two-time defending European Cup champions. With star studded lineups on both ends of the pitch, this match is sure to be a fantastic spectacle of football [...]


Google Hangouts

Live Arsenal Hangout featuring John Cross, Siany Macalarny, and Akhil Vyas

Live Arsenal Hangout featuring John Cross, Siany Macalarny, and Akhil Vyas

Be sure to join us tomorrow (Thursday, May 15th) right here as Siany Macalarny continues her Google Hangout Arsenal series at 8:00pm UK/3:00pm EST.  The Mirror’s John Cross as well as Akhil Vyas will be discussing Arsenal’s massive victory against Wigan at the Emirates yesterday, as well as  their trip to St. James’ Park at [...]


SWOL Serie A Hangouts: Episode 2

SWOL Serie A Hangouts: Episode 2

Join us tonight May 8th at 7:00pm EST as SWOL hosts our second Serie A based hangout. Host Aaron West will once again be speaking all things calcio and Italian football with an all-star cast. Tune in to listen to the panel discuss upcoming matches, the final weeks of the league, and transfer speculation. Miss [...]


Live Serie A Hangout: Juventus v AC Milan

Live Serie A Hangout: Juventus v AC Milan

Join us tonight at 7:10pm EST as SWOL hosts another footy inspired hangout. We’ll be heading over to the Italian Serie A and the top of the table with a discussion around Juventus and AC Milan. Host Aaron West will be talking with Matteo Bonetti and Aaron Giambattista about the battle at the top and [...]


Emerging Talents

Emerging Talents: Marquinhos  of AS Roma

Emerging Talents: Marquinhos of AS Roma

Name: Marquinhos Date of Birth: May 14, 1994 Height: 183cm Nationality: Brazilian Club: AS Roma Position: Defender Serie A giants AS Roma secured the signature of Marcos Aoás Corrêa (commonly known as Marquinhos) in July of 2012 from Corinthians. Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Marquinhos spent nearly ten years at his home club [...]


Emerging Talents: Diego Fagundez of The New England Revolution

Emerging Talents: Diego Fagundez of The New England Revolution

Name: Diego Fagundez Date of Birth: February 14, 1995 Height: 173cm Nationality: Uruguayan Club: New England Revolution Position: Striker Born in Uruguay, Diego Fagundez moved to the United States at the age of five and has since been playing football in and around the Greater Boston area. The youngster had been called into several US [...]


Emerging Talents: Serge Gnabry of Arsenal FC

Emerging Talents: Serge Gnabry of Arsenal FC

Name: Serge Gnabry Date of Birth: July 14, 1995 Height: 173cm Nationality: German Club: Arsenal FC Position: Midfielder/Winger Serge Gnabry joined Arsenal from German side Stuttgart in 2011 after a fee of £100,000 was agreed upon between the two sides in 2010. The talented winger spent a majority of his first season at Arsenal with [...]


Analysis

Confederations Cup Video Roundup: Cesc Fabregas Stars for Spain in Opening Weekend

Confederations Cup Video Roundup: Cesc Fabregas Stars for Spain in Opening Weekend

SWOL correspondent Nico Cantor reports from Fortaleza, Brazil and the Confederations Cup. Goals from Neymar, Andrea Pirlo, Luis Suarez, and Soldado marked a fantastic opening weekend in the Confederations Cup. Brazil, Italy and Spain all recorded wins with Japan, Mexico, and Uruguay all losing in the process. Who were your standouts in the first round [...]


Five Goalkeeping Candidates to Replace Simon Mignolet at Sunderland

Five Goalkeeping Candidates to Replace Simon Mignolet at Sunderland

According to recent reports, the most recent of which coming from BBC Sport, Simon Mignolet would appear to be edging closer to the Stadium of Light exit in favour of a move to Liverpool. Last season was arguably the Belgian international’s finest in the Premier League, and with the opportunity of joining the Anfield outfit [...]


Arsenal and Juventus Target Gonzalo Higuain by the Numbers

Arsenal and Juventus Target Gonzalo Higuain by the Numbers

Both Arsenal and Juventus have been strongly linked to Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain this summer. The Argentinian has seemingly deemed it time to move on from Madrid, though, with no manager at the helm currently, his future does seem up in the air. Arsene Wenger has reportedly been given an incredibly large war chest [...]


Cribs and Cars

Bale Brands Himself: The Beginning of a Commercial Empire?

Bale Brands Himself: The Beginning of a Commercial Empire?

World footballers are much more than just athletes nowadays; they have the potential to become global brand icons. David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo are shining examples of how talent on the pitch, good looks, and a savvy business sense can bring in much more capital than a salary alone. It now looks like Gareth Bale [...]


New Nike CTR360 III Released… So Baller

New Nike CTR360 III Released… So Baller

Nike has just released an eye-grabbing brand new color scheme for their extremely popular CTR360 Maestri III range. The new “Current Blue/Volt/Black” line has already attracted interest from a number of high profile players. The boots will deputize in the Confederations Cup in Brazil that begins on the 15th of June. The CTR 360 Maestri [...]


Crystal Palace Cheerleaders Celebrate Promotion to Premier League

Crystal Palace Cheerleaders Celebrate Promotion to Premier League

Crystal Palace’s cheerleaders are back at it again and causing quite the stir. This time they’ve teamed up with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders. In the video below, the cheerleaders revamped the clubs anthem Glad All Over in celebration of Palace’s recent promotion to the Premier League. The three minute video surprisingly took them a [...]


Other Recent Posts

An Eventful Opening For The Confederations Cup

An Eventful Opening For The Confederations Cup

Brasilia experienced everything a World class event has to offer Saturday. A dominant 3-0 win for the Home team, angry protesters engaging in conflict with the police outside the stadium, and a crowd superior to 67,000 soundly booing FIFA President Joseph Blatter and Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff. Over the past week many Brazilians took it [...]


‘The Pep Initiative’ — Pep Guardiola and Bayern Munich

‘The Pep Initiative’ — Pep Guardiola and Bayern Munich

Fans and pundits alike are now drooling over the fascination of Guardiola taking the helm, to what many are touting, as soon to be the world’s best club. Heynckes’, retiring at the end of this season has cumulated a sensational squad to leave behind for his successor. From top to bottom, attack to defence, this [...]


Who Has the Hardest Job in Football? Mourinho, Moyes, or Pellegrini?

Who Has the Hardest Job in Football? Mourinho, Moyes, or Pellegrini?

To deliver a successful season, and avoid any uncertainties Jose Mourinho, David Moyes and Manuel Pellegrini must win a trophy next season. Key stats going into the new Premier League season are as follows: Chelsea have not won the premier league for three years, David Moyes has never won a major trophy and Pellegrini has [...]


Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern and the Essence of Tactical Development —The Space Principle

Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern and the Essence of Tactical Development —The Space Principle

Within the ergonomics and ever-changing systems of productivity in the tactical world of football, new formulas and principles are constantly fabricated by managers and players alike in pursuit of being one step ahead of the opposition. The compendium of tactics and strategies has evolved over time from the initial, ridiculously lop-sided 1-2-7 formation of the [...]


Spain vs. Uruguay: Confederations Cup Preview

Spain vs. Uruguay: Confederations Cup Preview

The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup has kicked off and world football giants Spain and Uruguay will face off this Sunday in Recife, Brazil. The two sides are in Group B and will be expected to advance past the group stages in a rather weak group, including Nigeria and Tahiti. Spain, the first place team in [...]


Chelsea’s Three Amigos: Mata, Hazard, and Oscar’s Premier League Season in Numbers

Chelsea’s Three Amigos: Mata, Hazard, and Oscar’s Premier League Season in Numbers

    Juan Mata, Oscar, and Eden Hazard combined forces this year to make Chelsea’s midfield one of the most deadly in the world. The combination of the Spanish international, the Brazilian international, and the Belgian international proved deadly throughout the Premier League as well as the Blues’ other domestic and international competitions. Though Mata [...]


Confederations Cup Preview: Hosts Brazil Face Tough Opposition in Group of Death

Confederations Cup Preview: Hosts Brazil Face Tough Opposition in Group of Death

It’s been almost two years since Brazil last played a competitive match. It was in a 0-0 penalty kick shootout loss to Paraguay in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Copa America. In less than 24 hours, the five-time world champions look to hit the ground running in their capital city of Brasilia against Japan. Brazil, [...]


Chicharito Hernandez Headlines El Tri at the Confederations Cup

Chicharito Hernandez Headlines El Tri at the Confederations Cup

It was Giovani Dos Santos’ perfectly chipped ball into an upper right corner of a sprawling Tim Howard’s net, just centimeters above the head of U.S. defender Eric Lichaj that sent El Tri to this year’s edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil. But that Gold Cup Final was two years ago, and this [...]