Archive for July, 2012

FC Barcelona in the 2012 Summer Olympics

The Spanish National Olympic squad may be out of the picture after losses to Japan and Honduras, but three  players deserve recognition, considering they play for FC Barcelona and gave their best in the 2012 Summer Olympics. The players that deserve to be mentioned are Cristian Tello, Jordi Alba and Martin Montoya. They did not [...]

Olympics 2012 Football: Roundup of the Men’s Tournament so Far

Two-thirds of the way through the group stages of the Men’s Olympic Football tournament in London 2012, clear favourites are starting to emerge who might have a real shot at gold in the competition. For the final round of matches, beginning 1st August, Japan and Brazil go into the games safe in the knowledge that [...]

SWOL Spotlight on Piers Morgan: Player Hater and Football Ranter Extraordinaire

As I sit here with a thought of utter disdain in the back of my mind, I think back to the many times that the CNN host, Piers Morgan, has blasted footballers. His famous twitter wars with players such as Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney, Joey Barton and Rio Ferdinand come to mind almost instantly. While [...]

Twitter Top – Week of July 30, 2012

Twitter Top - Week of July 30, 2012

Everton’s loses one of their top players to MLS, the Olympics begin, preseason tours continue around the world, and there’s a new 10 in Milan. We take a look at all this and more, in this week’s Twitter Top… [View the story "Twitter Top - Week of July 30, 2012" on Storify]

Ballers And Their Cars: Mario Balotelli

Ballers And Their Cars: Mario Balotelli

After a roller coaster European Championships, Mario Balotelli did what Mario Balotelli does consistently the best*: drive luxurious Italian sports cars around.  Mario’s car of the day was a Ferrari 458 Italia in fire engine red.  It is uncertain if the babe is included with the car. Player: Mario Balotelli Team: Manchester City FC Car: [...]

Inter Milan Leading Chase for Marseille Winger Andre Ayew

With manager Andrea Stramaccioni’s penchant for the 4-2-3-1 formation, Inter are looking for a winger to flank midfield maestro Wesley Sneijder. Andre Ayew, Marseille’s left-footed winger, has been linked to a move to the San Siro. In the past, Ayew has been connected with moves to Arsenal, Manchester United, and Barcelona, showing that his quality [...]

Inter Milan Interested in Newcastle Target Mathieu Debuchy

OSC Lille right back and Euro 2012 standout Mathieu Debuchy has been linked with a move away from France this summer, with Newcastle being touted as potential suitors. Lille has offloaded some of their major talents after winning the Ligue 1 title in 2010-2011, including selling winger Gervinho to Arsenal, defender Adil Rami to Valencia, [...]

Tottenham and Arsenal Battling for Champions League Position in Summer Transfer Window

The summer transfer window is a crazy time of the year. There’s speculation, rumors, reports, conflicting reports, statements, press releases and despite everything that takes place, very little of it actually matters to the upcoming football season. But sometimes, the transfer window can accurately predict a team’s chances next season—both in their domestic competitions and the [...]

4-3-2-1 Formation Could Be The Answer For Milan

Milan looked like a team whose counterattack could give teams nightmares this season. Without Zlatan Ibrahimovic fire in goals at will, Milan need to find new strengths, which include moving the ball into space to take advantage of their speed. This counterattacking ability was important Saturday, when Urby Emanuelson scored against the run of play [...]

Tevez Jersey Competition

Tevez Jersey Competition

If you missed out on the Kevin-Prince Boateng jersey launch competition several months ago, then fear not. Our latest competition is up and running, and we are excited to be giving away a signed Argentina jersey with Carlos Tevez’s signature on it. The jersey is currently at our offices, and we are once again happy [...]

2012 Olympic Games First-Round: Spain Nowhere Near Finished

Japan stunned the footballing world with their opening 1-0 victory over Spain at the 2012 Olympic Games. The Spaniards were tipped by pundits as the team to beat at these Games whilst, Japan, well they weren’t expected to do a whole of anything. And whilst the tittle of this piece is meant as a defense [...]

Milan Keen on Kaka, but Negotiations Proving Difficult

AC Milan have made it no secret in recent days that they intend to make the return of Ricardo Kaka part of their summer market, but CEO Adriano Galliani has also made clear that the negotiations are proving difficult. Kaka is no longer part of the plans at Real Madrid, although he did play in [...]

David Beckham and Manchester United add soccer skills to Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign prior to Olympic opening ceremony

As London geared up for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, showed her athletic side. Welcomed to London by cheerleaders and a band, Mrs. Obama was set to host an exercise event, part of her ‘Let’s Move!’ anti-obesity campaign. Mrs. Obama revealed some of her hidden soccer skills at a [...]

Schalke look to challenge for Bundesliga title once again in 2012-13

The last few seasons for Schalke 04 have been kind, but to say they have been rewarding for many might be a slight overstatement. Indeed, Schalke are a proven mainstay in not only the top tier of German football, but the top tier of European football as well. That’s enough to make any fan happy. [...]

The favored squad of USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann

This week will mark one year since Jurgen Klinsmann became the head coach of the US national team, and we now have an understanding of his favored squad. If the World Cup were to begin today, these would likely be the players chosen. Goalkeepers (3) Tim Howard (Everton): The obvious number one, and that is [...]

Milan Looking to Bring Back Former Star Kaka

Milan have found themselves in a bit of a conundrum as their fans have been outspoken in their disapproval of Milan’s transfer policy so much so that the front office has agreed to reimburse season ticket holders if the Milanistas are not pleased with the direction the club is going. In an attempt to allay [...]