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Defensive Midfielders: A DM Today Will Make Your Team Play

Defensive Midfielders: A DM Today Will Make Your Team Play

In this article I am going to look at the role and importance of a defensive midfielder in a team. I will begin by looking at the composition of a team before going on to what I consider the importance of a defensive midfielder in the team. I will end by looking at a few defensive midfielders across Europe and give my take on their strengths and weaknesses and how they could benefit some teams. Composition of the Team I am going to be a little humorous here and I shall be looking at the composition of a team in comparison to building a car. I will begin with the manager. The manager would be Read more..

Romulo Signs for Spartak Moscow - Transfer of the Summer 2012

Romulo Signs for Spartak Moscow – Transfer of the Summer 2012

One of Brazil’s most consistent but unsung youth stars, Romulo, has signed for Spartak Moscow from Vasco Da Gama for €8m, as the Rio based club looked to push through a transfer quickly to raise funds. One of the stars of the Brazilian Olympic team, Romulo is one of a central pair used by Brazil to sure up the centre of the park, allowing the more flamboyant, higher profile players to strut their stuff in the attacking third. Whilst the likes of Neymar, Oscar, Lucas Moura, and Leandro Damiao might bring more in terms of transfer fees, and attract more interest from European clubs, the real value is in the unsung heroes. His partner in Read more..

Summer Transfer Roundup - Financial Fair Play?

Summer Transfer Roundup – Financial Fair Play?

Chelsea have capitalized on their Champions League win by signing one of the most coveted young talents in European football, in the shape of Eden Hazard. It was originally thought that Manchester would be the Belgian attacking midfielder’s destination of choice, but he announced on Twitter that he was to join the current European Champions for £32m. Chelsea are also said to be interested in Brazilian forward Hulk, who currently plays in Portugal for Portuguese champions FC Porto. The striker is strong and powerful and enjoys cutting in from the right, deploying his bullet like left foot shot, but many commentators have worried that he might be a bit green, and will need time to Read more..

Free Agents - Premier League Footballers Out of Contract

Free Agents – Premier League Footballers Out of Contract

Below is a list of footballers in the Premier League who will be out of contract this summer, or who have already been released by their clubs. Chelsea especially have a number of high profile players whose contracts run out at the end of the 2011/12 season, and club legend Didier Drogba has already announced his intention to leave the club this summer at the age of 34. His last kick of a ball for the club being the winning penalty in the Champions League final. Other players with contracts expiring at the London club include Jose Bosingwa and Soloman Kalou. Many players from the clubs relegated from the Premier League will be looking for jobs elsewhere, Read more..

First Transfer Window Round-up - Summer 2012

First Transfer Window Round-up – Summer 2012

Eden Hazard is still confusing everybody with stories being leaked firstly saying he wants to play in blue, then saying he wants to play in Manchester.  Whilst this suggests Manchester City, many Manchester United fans are still hopeful he will join a team who play in red. Another player linked with the red side of Manchester is Everton’s Leighton Baines. Rumours suggest the clubs have already been in contact and Manchester United have bid around £12m. Newcastle will continue their shopping on the continent, as they approach French champions Montpellier for central defender and captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, and return to Lille for defender Mathieu Debuchy. Chelsea‘s Champions League win means they will have much more clout in this transfer window. Read more..

Liverpool to Sign Joao Carlos Teixeira

Liverpool to Sign Joao Carlos Teixeira

Liverpool are said to be in the process of signing Portuguese youngster Joao Carlos Teixeira. The midfielder has been imaginatively compared with Deco, and is a product of the Sporting CP academy in Portugal. Sporting are eager to receive a fee for their player, as his contract runs out at the end of this season, and as with many clubs in the current climate their financial problems mean that they are willing to sell young prospects to help balance their books. Having not played for the first team in Lisbon, Liverpool are likely to give him a start in the youth or reserve teams with a view to promoting him to the first team squad Read more..

QPR Sign Henrique on Long Term Loan from Sao Paulo

QPR Sign Henrique on Long Term Loan from Sao Paulo

UPDATE: Since this story was posted, it transpired that Henrique was refused a work permit and so won’t be joining QPR. Queens Park Rangers have managed to secure the loan signing of Henrique Almeida Caixeta Nascentes, whose name will be shortened to Henrique for the benefit of John Motson and the Match Of The Day team. As well as being the top goal scorer at last years under 20s World Cup, the striker also claimed the best player award ahead of a group of impressive young Brazilian stars including Oscar, Dudu, and Philippe Coutinho. Whilst the transition from the Brasileirao to the English Premier League is not always an easy one, Henrique possesses the determination Read more..

Transfer Update | Centre Back? Not Half.

Transfer Update | Centre Back? Not Half.

As it had just started to feel like the January transfer window was getting going, Everton announced the signing of Darron Gibson from Manchester United and suddenly people are uninterested again. The Gary Cahill saga has overtaken the Carlos Tevez affair, as Sky Sports News look to reduce their viewing figures even further, and managers continue to lie about never having heard of the players they’re linked with. “Ganso? I have never heard of him” quipped Harry Redknapp, though we are led to believe that he was being serious. Who needs Ganso when you have Jake Livermore? Seriously. Cahill is just one of a number of centre backs who are likely to be on the Read more..

January Transfer Round Up - Lending a Hand

January Transfer Round Up – Lending a Hand

The most notable transfer moves in the English leagues and the Premier League during these early days of the transfer window have involved loan signings which could prove vital for both teams and the player. These were probably arranged before the window opened so could be completed early on in January. Emmanuel Frimpong has joined Wolves on loan from Arsenal, where he could form a formidable central midfield partnership with Karl Henry. Danny Wilson will gain some valuable first team experience at Blackpool, as Liverpool look to the Seasiders and hope they can give Wilson the same confidence Jonjo Shelvey returned with. Federico Macheda will be hoping for Premier League starts on loan at QPR, Read more..

This January Transfer Window: Paris Sounds Good

This January Transfer Window: Paris Sounds Good

There aren’t many transfer rumours lately that aren’t related in some roundabout way to Paris Saint-Germain. We’ve already covered the possible transfer of Leandro Damiao, and the long list of European teams who are hoping to sign him – a list which includes PSG. But the transfer of Damiao to France will depend on whether or not PSG can sign Hulk from Porto, who is also wanted by Chelsea, or if they can lure Alexandre Pato from AC Milan. At the moment, it looks like the latter story has the most truth to it, as Pato is thought to relish the chance to join a club on the way up in which he can be Read more..