Tuesday, November 2
Fergie's finest XI - Sky Sports - To mark Fergie's 25-year anniversary as Man United boss we're asking you to pick his best ever XI, with centre-mids up next.
'You can't win anything with kids' - BBC - Sir Alex's 25 years at Man Utd: Alan Hansen salutes Ferguson
Rovers Sharp shows football still has the power to be a force for good - The Telegraph - It has been difficult to defend a passion for football at times this last few weeks. The action on the pitch may have sparkled, but many of the lead characters continue to stain a sport seemingly hell bent on eating itself whole.
Keller fumes over lack of effort in Sounders' playoff loss - Seattle Times - The lopsided score wasn't the biggest bother. Neither were the missed scoring chances or the infuriatingly poor passing. For Kasey Keller, the most disappointing part of Sounders FC's 3-0 road loss Saturday to Real Salt Lake was a lack of effort and toughness. The substandard performance has put Seattle in need of a minor miracle — at least a three-goal win in Wednesday's 7 p.m. home leg of the aggregate-goals Western Conference semifinal — to keep its season alive.
Top Ten: Irritating Things Commentators Say - Football 365 - From the inability to treat brilliant footballers as fallible human beings, to a fire-breathing dragon killing everyone, here are ten things from the comm box that irk us...
The Col mine - BBC - Tim Vickery looks at the contrasting fortunes of Colombia's young players
Spurs should be waving a big new contract at Harry - The Daily Mail - As if the Football Association did not have enough on their plate, the man most believed would walk on flaming coals to succeed Fabio Capello in the summer may be getting cold feet. Well, if not cold feet exactly, perhaps thoughts of an unexpectedly better offer. Indeed, what is keeping Daniel Levy, the Tottenham Hotspur chairman, from making an honest man of his manager, Harry Redknapp?
Pele: Brazil 'not ready' for World Cup - ESPN - Brazil legend Pele has expressed his concern to ESPNsoccernet that his home country is "not ready" to host the World Cup in 2014. ele cited chaotic organisation and communication difficulties as the biggest problems facing Brazil, and revealed he is now working with president Dilma Rousseff in a bid to get the World Cup finals back on track.
Soccer: No case for the defence - New Zealand Herald - It's not a good time to be an English Premier League defender. While Manchester United ground out a 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park, the rest of the league's goal-scoring forces went into overdrive on the weekend.
Terry Ready to Snap - Daily Star - John Terry has ridden a few storms in his career. He has always been the Mr Big of the battlefield. There were times at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, however, when Terry looked like a broken man.
Remembering John Crossan's ban - The Guardian - The former forward can consider himself the most harshly treated footballer of all time
United speculation grows as Solskjaer secures first Molde title - Reuters - No sooner had Molde stumbled across the finish line to win their first Norwegian league title in their hundred-year history than the speculation had started. Would Molde coach and former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer be the man to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at the English champions when the 69-year-old finally decides to retire?
Webster: Gunners back from the dead - Fox Soccer - It’s not often you get to reference Mark Twain in a football piece, but after watching the Professor, Arsene Wenger, patrol the Stamford Bridge touchline on Saturday, I think it's highly appropriate to quote America’s greatest wordsmith.
Dutch courage - Sky Sports - Kammy thinks Robin van Persie could leave Arsenal and praises the dedication of Steve Morison
Could Rooney Be Re-Trained As A DM...? - Football365 - That's 'defensive midfielder' for those unfamiliar with Football Manager. It's a maverick theory, and we're not sure it works. Elsewhere, why Chelsea might be the new Leeds...
Is defending getting worse? - BBC - Lee Dixon on how top-flight teams became more open
Sinking Submarine - ESPN - Giuseppe Rossi's cruciate ligament injury is a big blow to both Villarreal's flagging campaign and Rossi's career, which is reaching an apogee.
Cracking the list - Fox Soccer - Ives Galarcep presents the top five American performances overseas.
What's the secret to Newcastle's success? - The Guardian - French flair, keeping the ball and defensive solidity have helped lift Newcastle to third
From major laughing stock to top-four challengers: what has gone right at Newcastle? - The Independent - A horrible pre-season and the departures of Nolan and Barton are ancient history for unbeaten side who are third in the table. Jason Mellor outlines Alan Pardew's six-point plan for success.
Why always the yellow card? - ESPN - The Internet is weighed down with words about the epic smackdown Manchester City put on archrivals Manchester United on Sunday. But the game will most be remembered for just three words: "Why always me?"
Flora retain Estonian title - UEFA.com - "It's true that to defend a title is much harder than just to win it," said Martin Reim after his FC Flora Tallinn side retained the Estonian championship with a game to spare, their ninth success.
Rooney Needs to Keep His Day Job - The Daily Mail - Wayne Rooney is often regarded as a pantomime villain – but on this performance, he's certainly no actor.
Balotelli and 32FF Porn Star - The Sun - Soccer ace Mario Balotelli has had a secret date with a busty porn star. The Manchester City striker played away while his girlfriend was on a modelling job in Italy.
The adidas Nitrocharge is the most talked about new cleat in years. It was released on May 15 and will take your pitch by storm.
The Nike Hypervenom is the latest cleat silo from Nike. It will change your game and is worn by the game's top players.
Neymar's move from Santos to Barcelona is no doubt the biggest summer transfer.
England will debut their new away jersey against Brazil at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday. Get in the Gear
The USA will wear their blue away jersey against Jamaica in their World Cup qualifier on Friday night.
The hoop soccer jersey is classic and cool. The USA hooped jersey is perfect for every fan. Get in the Gear.
Jamaica is in need of a win against the U.S. Get the jersey of the Reggae Boyz.
Support the USA national team with an official 2013 Centennial soccer jersey from Nike. Its Official.
Germany is one of the top teams ever and they will play the US on Sunday.
Barcelona will wear this new home soccer jersey next season. They also have a new away jersey. Get them both.