Norwegian starlet Martin Odegaard has big decisions to make on his birthdayBy Eurosport | Pitchside – Wed, Dec 17, 2014 17:01 GMT
Manchester City star David Silva selects his all-time XI, picks Lionel Messi and Brazilian Ronaldo upfront
The 28-year-old picked a host of well-known names in European football including several current Real Madrid and Barcelona players.By Eurosport | Pitchside – Wed, Dec 17, 2014 16:51 GMT
The 28-year-old, who has created more chances in the last three years than any of his Premier League rivals, picked a host of well-known names in European football including several current Real Madrid and Barcelona players.
Former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup features in midfield after an illustrious career with the likes of Ajax, Barcelona and Juventus while there's also space for an ex-City player in Patrick Vieira who is now in chargeRead More »from Manchester City star David Silva selects his all-time XI, picks Lionel Messi and Brazilian Ronaldo upfront
The expert analysts at Squawka.com suggest that Brendan Rodgers must try something new to save the club's season.By Eurosport | Pitchside – Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:54 GMT
Brendan Rodgers faces yet another testing week as Liverpool manager with pressure mounting on his shoulders following Liverpool's poor season so far.
The Reds suffered their seventh loss of the campaign against Manchester United on Sunday, which officially made it their worst start to a season in 50 years - a stat the Northern Irishman will not want on his CV.
On Wednesday night Liverpool travel to Bournemouth for their quarter-final Capital One clash, and with the Championship club flying high and in confident mood their is every chance of an upset, all the more so given the visitors'Read More »from Three players Liverpool must pick against Bournemouth tonight
Chris Wheatley has some ideas for making the 'most pointless competition in football' into the world's most prestigious club tournament.By Eurosport | Pitchside – Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:20 GMT
The FIFA Club World Cup has been labelled the "most pointless competition in football", and receives constant criticism from fans and journalists for its absurd lack of competitiveness.
Since its establishment in 2000, only two sides from outside Europe and South America have even managed to progress to the final.
And that seems certain to happen against his year: Real Madrid's path into the final in Morocco was secured after a 4-0 win over Cruz Azul on Tuesday, as close to a foregone conclusion as is possible in professional football, while Argentina's San Lorenzo seem similarly certain toRead More »from Five foolproof ideas for FIFA to make the Club World Cup more exciting and relevant
Henry's deal to be a TV pundit with Sky Sports is the best in the game.Pitchside – Wed, Dec 17, 2014 11:52 GMT
Thierry Henry's retirement and subsequent unveiling at Sky Sports was a huge deal, but we perhaps didn't quite realise how big it really was from a financial perspective.
Sky Sports had to fight hard to land the former Arsenal and France legend, with BBC and BT Sport also apparently having been keen on acquiring his services.
But it now turns out that Henry has reportedly become the best-paid pundit in football after the high-profile move - by a very long way.
Some may see being a football analyst two or three times a week as merely a part-time job to run alongside other ventures, but thereRead More »from Revealed: Thierry Henry's huge Sky Sports deal the 'biggest in football'
Bayern want Liverpool's star player but there is one stumbling block ahead of themBy Eurosport | Pitchside – Tue, Dec 16, 2014 16:53 GMT
Few players divide opinion like Michael Carrick. But how will the game remember the Manchester United midfielder? Squawka's Seb Stafford-Bloor investigates…By Eurosport | Pitchside – Tue, Dec 16, 2014 16:15 GMT
When Michael Carrick retires from football, who knows how the game will remember him? Having turned 33 back in July, the midfielder isn't too far away from the end and yet, after nearly 500 professional appearances, five Premier League trophies and a Champions League winners' medal, the debate over whether he was any good or not is as vibrant as ever.
It's extraordinary. There aren't many other players who have won as much as Carrick, and yet there are precious few who are questioned as much as he is. Truly, there isn't a more polarising talent in English football.
This is a debate whichRead More »from Michael Carrick: Unsung genius or mediocre midfielder?
Reds supporter Shaun Lander came out trumps ahead of nine other fans by winning the Sky Bet Transfer Fund competition.By Eurosport | Pitchside – Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:29 GMT
A Nottingham Forest fan has won his side £250,000 to spent on new players - just as the Championship side look set to face a transfer embargo.
Reds supporter Shaun Lander came out trumps ahead of nine other fans by winning the Sky Bet Transfer Fund competition but unfortunately for Forest they are set to face a transfer embargo next month having breached Financial Fair Play rules.
Despite the likely embargo the funds are still eligible to be used on player wages with Forest able to bring in two free transfer or loan signings next month.
Forest winning a £250k raffle to spend on players the
Mourinho was assistant to Bobby Robson at the time.By Eurosport | Pitchside – Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:14 GMT
A new video has resurfaced in recent days of Brazil legend Ronaldo dribbling past Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique in a 1996 Barcelona training session.
Mourinho was assistant to Bobby Robson at the time while the latter two were coming towards the end of their playing careers.
The trio all now have major managerial jobs across Europe with Mourinho head coach at Chelsea, Guardiola manager at Bayern Munich and Luis Enrique in charge of Barcelona.
But despite being at the helm of Europe's best teams now, they couldn't handle the skilful Ronaldo who at the time was considered theRead More »from VIDEO: Ronaldo humiliates Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique during their Barcelona days