Chelsea transfer target: Oscar

The news has been filtering through over the past couple of weeks that there has been significant interest from Chelsea towards Internacional and Brazil’s midfield playmaker Oscar. What do we know about Oscar? To begin with, his full name Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior. The 20 year old has just begun to break into the […]

Everything you need to know about Manchester United target Lucas Moura

Lucas Moura is a 19-year old player who is currently at São Paulo. He usually wears shirt number 7 at both his club and also at Brazil’s national team. He started his career at Marcelinho Carioca’s youth academy, and quickly got nicknamed Marcelinho due to supposedly looking like the former Corinthians player. He spent the […]

Dirty tactics will not give Luka a clean slate

Daniel Levy could negotiate his way out of hell. At the conclusion he’ll be standing behind the desk once frequented by St Peter at Heaven’s Gate with the devil smiling to himself in the flame infested pits holding a Spurs ‘Champions League 2013’ mug proclaiming victory. You don’t mess with the chairman of the board. […]

RvP: The latest to kiss the badge and make them cry

Patrick Vieira – 1996-2005 Now an ambassador for Manchester City Emmanuel Adebayor – 2006-2009 Two months after leaving Arsenal he ran the length of the pitch to celebrate a goal he scored against them in front of his former fans. He now plays for hated rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Jose Antonio Reyes – 2004-2006 Reyes was […]

Wenger’s history of transfer denials – From RvP to Henry and Cole to Nasri

Unfortunately for Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has a history of categorically stating that players will not leave the club, only for them to request a transfer and sign elsewhere shortly afterwards. This summer’s players were Robin van Persie and Alex Song and they are the latest of a long line of ex-Arsenal players that the manager […]

James Ducker On… AV-B, Manchester, Eden Hazard and boring Spain

Jordi Alba joined Barcelona when he was just 9-years-old and stayed there for seven years before he was released. He signed for neighbouring UE Cornellà when he was 16-years-old and was soon called up to the Spain U-19 squad. Valencia paid €6,000 for the teenager where he went from strength to strength. He got his […]

Best of the badge kissers: Part I

1. Andriy Shevchenko spent seven seasons at AC Milan before making that £30m move to Chelsea. After scoring his first goal on his début for the Blues in the Community Shield against Liverpool he kissed their shirt. The Italian press and fans of his former club reacted badly when the footage made its way back […]

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