Author Archives: Damian Burchardt

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Palestine FA chief loses CAS ban appeal after ‘inciting violence and hatred’ against Lionel Messi

By | 19th July 2019

PALESTINE football chief Jibril Rajoub has lost his appeal against a 12-month Fifa ban for “inciting hatred and violence” against Lionel Messi. Rajoub called on Palestinian fans to target the Barcelona star and burn his jerseys ahead of Argentina’s pre-World Cup friendly against Isreal. And the Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld the ban […]

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Jurgen Klopp insists Man City are ‘big favourites’ for Premier League… as Liverpool cannot spend £300m every summer

By | 19th July 2019

JURGEN KLOPP has conceded Liverpool do not have the financial clout to spend £300million every summer – unlike “big favourites” for the Premier League Manchester City. The Reds have only signed young PEC Zwolle defender Sepp van den Berg, 17, in a £1.3m deal so far this year. In contrast City have already splashed £81m […]

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Watch boy, 8, fighting cancer make save after starting in goal for Seattle Sounders against Borussia Dortmund

By | 18th July 2019

A YOUNG football fan fighting cancer started in goal for Seattle Sounders in a pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund. Bheem Goyal, eight, had a day to remember as he managed to make a save before being subbed off a minute after kick-off. Goyal, who is fighting leukaemia, was “signed” by Seattle thanks to a partnership […]

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce knows he’s ‘not Rafa’ but will try and prove the doubters wrong

By | 18th July 2019

STEVE BRUCE knows he is “no Rafa” and admits he has some big shoes to fill after he was appointed as Rafa Benitez’s replacement at Newcastle. But he vows to do anything in order to prove his doubters wrong – and hopes club fans will soon get behind him. Toon Army supporters raged after ex-Sunderland […]

Juventus ‘ready to offer Man Utd Cancelo, Matuidi and Douglas Costa’ in potential transfer for £150m-rated Pogba

By | 18th July 2019

JUVENTUS are not giving up on their pursuit of Paul Pogba and are ready to offer Manchester United a number of their players to convince them to sell the Frenchman, according to reports. Joao Cancelo, Blaise Matuidi and Douglas Costa have reportedly been touted as a potential makeweight in a deal for the Red Devils […]

Man Utd ace Eric Bailly eyed by AC Milan after being put off by Liverpool’s £18m transfer valuation of Dejan Lovren

By | 17th July 2019

AC MILAN are considering a move for Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly, according to reports. The Serie A giants are looking for a new defender and have initially inquired about Dejan Lovren. But according to Tuttosport, San Siro chiefs were put off by Liverpool’s £18million valuation of the Croat. The Anfield ace’s £4.5m-a-year wages are […]

Man Utd ‘on verge of signing’ 16-year-old Lyon attacking midfielder Florent Da Silva with agreement at late stage

By | 17th July 2019

MANCHESTER UNITED are closing on a deal for Lyon starlet Florent Da Silva, according to reports in France. The Red Devils are expected to make an “imminent” bid for the midfielder, whose contract with the Ligue 1 side expires next summer. According to L’Equipe, United have shown some serious interest in signing Da Silva, 16. […]

Man Utd could offer Phil Jones to Leicester as makeweight in £80m Harry Maguire transfer

By | 17th July 2019

MANCHESTER UNITED could use Phil Jones as a potential makeweight in an £80million deal for Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire, according to reports. Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he will have to sell one of his defenders once he finally lands the Foxes star. And the Telegraph report that Jones, 27, could be […]

Stewards chase and catch pitch invader as Man Utd beat rivals Leeds in Perth

By | 17th July 2019

A PITCH INVADER tried to disrupt Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Leeds in Perth earlier today. But the streaker was quickly tackled by stewards even before he made it to the pitch. A video footage has emerged showing a man trying to sprint across the turf of the Optus Stadium. But he barely made it […]