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This chart of 2015-16 transfer spending in the EPL has some surprises... - WarSlamEagle
From @sportingintel on Twitter: [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaKiDawWQAAgy92.jpg[/img] - Watford (!!!) was No. 3 in net spending. They spent more than Arsenal, Spurs, Villa, Saints, Swans and Norwich COMBINED this season. - I'm sure the numbers can change, but Tottenham's 53.4 in and 53...
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A new Man City crest leaked by the UK government? - WarSlamEagle
From SB Nation Soccer's newsletter this morning: [quote]How did we get it? From the government! City's new trademark can be found at the UK's Intellectual Property Office, so sorry about that big launch you had planned, City.[/quote] [img]https://www.ipo.gov.uk/trademark/image/GB50110000003141...
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Mourinho sacked by Chelsea - WarSlamEagle
[quote]@danroan BREAKING: I understand Jose Mourinho has just been told by Chelsea he has been sacked as manager[/quote] [quote]@espnfc BREAKING: Chelsea have sacked Jose Mourinho, according to widespread reports. #CFC[/quote] ...
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The latest name to announce candidacy for FIFA president is just great - WarSlamEagle
[quote]An apartheid-era political prisoner turned multimillionaire mining tycoon has joined the race to be Fifa president. The South African [b]Tokyo Sexwale[/b] announced his intention to run in next year’s emergency election to replace Sepp Blatter after receiving the endorsement of the South Afri...
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Meanwhile, in Toronto... - WarSlamEagle
[quote]@torontofc: 35' Jozy Alitdore has been issued a red card. Altidore was on the bench. Reds still have 11 players on the field. #TFCLive[/quote] [quote]@ESPNFC: RED CARD at BMO Field in Toronto. Substitute Jozy Altidore sent off from the bench, allegedly for abusing the official.[/quote] [quo...
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New USMNT black and neon green jersey (with new crest) leaked (ETA: FAAAAAKE) - WarSlamEagle
[quote]?@thexhorde Looks like the rumored crest change is legit. A friend with some connections at USSF said this is new away jersey [/quote] [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CNTUShJUcAAwDBq.jpg[/img] Don't know how legit this is, just seeing it all over Twitter tonight. Looks like a screeng...
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"How to Bayern in 11 Steps" - WarSlamEagle
I'm a big fan of SB Nation's Bill Connelly for his excellent college football analytics work, but he went on a trip to Germany in the spring to do this piece on Bayern—their history, methods and why they're so dang good. It's well worth your time, if you like soccer #longreads and don't know a wh...
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Who is your favorite player on a hated rival? - WarSlamEagle
This thread is an excuse for me to say how much I love watching Coutinho at Liverpool. Back when I watched Inter regularly, I was heartbroken when he was sold to Pool. But, man, those thunderbolt goals he hits out of nowhere are incredible. (I also had him on my fantasy team the last two seasons...
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FIFA 16 Thread (comes out September 22) - WarSlamEagle
FIFA released a new trailer and a bunch of information about 16 at Gamescom today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP8OLGaNlCs Here's a quick rundown on what they've announced so far. GAMEPLAY IMPROVEMENTS (lot of these are vague until we can actually see them and play with them) - New defens...
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Men In Blazers on NBCSN Season-Long Thread - WarSlamEagle
Who else is watching this evening? [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLiHBfqUEAAhQ5s.jpg[/img] I need Rog's new suit. "Even Gus Johnson knows more than us."...
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Gulati: Klinsmann's job won't be in jeopardy if the U.S. loses CC playoff - WarSlamEagle
Just gonna leave this here. [quote]@DougMacESPN: Sunil Gulati confirms that Klinsmann's job isn't in jeopardy, and won't be even if #usmnt loses Confederations Cup playoff in Oct.[/quote]...
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WWC Round of 16: USWNT vs. Colombia (7 p.m. CT, FOX Sports 1) - WarSlamEagle
[img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CII5G8eUkAACFrM.png[/img] Four wins left. China awaits. The last time the USWNT faced Colombia, Lady Andrade punched Abby Wambach in the face, so this one might have some extra fireworks. [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdwfvs0SW7E)]LINK[/link] God bl...
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Brazil official says women's soccer is better now because players wear makeup - WarSlamEagle
[quote]The [b]coordinator for women's soccer [/b]for the Confederation of Brazilian Football told The Globe and Mail that the women's game has improved because players are [b]“getting more beautiful” and “putting on makeup.”[/b] The Brazil women's national team, captained by five-time FIFA World ...
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The result of Qatar's first 2018 World Cup qualifier isn't suspicious at all! - WarSlamEagle
[quote]@lovefutebol Qatar beat the Maldives in their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier 1-0, a 99th minute winner with eight minutes additional time shown.[/quote] [img]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/06/c4/43/06c4438732db6baf7d18688310a5798a.gif[/img]...
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The Ladies of Liberty vs. The Sheilas* (WWC Group D), 6:30 p.m. CT on FS1 - WarSlamEagle
[i]*suggestions for a more creative thread title are welcomed[/i] The quest for a third star starts this evening. It's been far too long, because THIS happened 16 freaking years ago: [img]http://blacksportsonline.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/brandi_chastain.jpg[/img] May Hope Sol...
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OTL just torched Hope Solo and her redemption tour - WarSlamEagle
OTL goes after Solo's telling of the domestic violence incident from last year AND the puff pieces that told the opposite, including several ESPN and ABC outlets. [quote]KIRKLAND, Wash. -- It was early in the morning on June 21, 2014, and Hope Solo had just been arrested on two counts of domestic...
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FIFA 16 to include women's soccer for the first time - WarSlamEagle
[quote]EA Sports announced today that women will finally be allowed into its annual popular FIFA Soccer simulations, starting with this year's FIFA 16. At a recent press preview event attended by Polygon, reporters got to play as either Germany or USA. The character models are different from the ...
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NYT Exclusive: Top FIFA officials (but not Blatter) indicted, face extradition to U.S. - WarSlamEagle
Some late night breaking news for everyone. It's a start, and it *could* shake things up in time for the election. [quote]ZURICH — Swiss authorities began an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on fede...
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Klopp tells Bild he's taking a six-month sabbatical - WarSlamEagle
Jürgen Klopp to take a sabbatical for at least six months, so no chance of him joining Liverpool in the summer (via @BILD_Sport) #lfc [quote]Jurgen Klopp has decided to take a six month sabbatical, as revealed in this Bild interview. Having managed Borussia Dortmund with such zeal and intensit...
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Garber on pro/rel in MLS: "It makes absolutely no sense." - WarSlamEagle
"In the next six months, we've got to come together and develop a plan with our ownership to determine when we go further, because we will," MLS Commissioner Don Garber said Friday during a meeting with the Associated Press Sports Editors. "We will expand this league beyond 24 teams. It's not an if,...
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