July 19th, 2010

Nina Dobrev
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Liverpool hope to tempt Joe Cole with £90,000-a-week contract offer!

• Hodgson wants to make Londoner his first signing
• Lure of first-team football may be crucial factor

Joe Cole

Liverpool hope Joe Cole will resist the lure of remaining in London and agree to become Roy Hodgson's first signing as their manager on a deal worth £90,000-a-week.

The England international has held talks with Anfield officials and Tottenham Hotspur over a lucrative free transfer following his release by Chelsea. Although the early indication was that the 28-year-old wanted to stay in the capital Liverpool, who are unable to offer Cole Champions League football, believe their terms and the prospect of regular first-team football may yet entice the midfielder to Merseyside.

Hodgson, who would prefer an answer from Cole this week as he prepares a makeshift squad for Liverpool's Europa League third-round qualifier on 29 July, said: "I know we've been connected with him, and it's good to know we're connected with players of that quality, but I don't have anything to report on the subject."

Liverpool's clearout has continued with the club agreeing a £5m fee with Fiorentina for Emiliano Insua. The young Argentina defender is in Italy to discuss personal terms and would leave Liverpool without a recognised left-back should he accept the contract on offer. The club has also received a bid of around £4m from Olympiakos for Albert Riera but are holding out for closer to £5m.


Most of the papers appear to be reporting that Cole is joining Liverpool so it looks quite likely..

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I hope this hasn't been posted. I checked tags but I may have overlooked it. If so, sorry and delete. Now, I know these aren't our real football boys but that doesn't mean it's not related or bad to look at. Uhm. Gotta say although my heart beats more argentine as german right now, the german model wins by FAR.

Editorial: Passion
Magazine: 10 Men #22 Summer 2010
Models: Gene, Matt Spice, Jamel, Jacob Coupe, Sid, Harvey, Jeremy
Photographer: Mark Pillai
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Yep, definitely roothing for german regarding the ehm, pictures.
guti WEAH

Papa Bear Staying With USMNT

Team USA soccer coach Bob Bradley's contract is set to be extended, the BBC reported
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Bradley led the team to the round of 16 in the recent World Cup in South Africa.

His squad struggled at the start of nearly every game, though they pulled it together several times to score last minute goals.

The U.S. Soccer Federation said no final decision had been made, although the BBC predicted Friday that Bradley will be offered an extension to his current contract.

Bradley is no longer a candidate to take over English Premier League club Fulham, the report added, making it likely that he will extend his stint in charge of Team USA.

this is really good news imo. Bob was a good coach and he knows what he's doing. Baby Bear must be happy as well.
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Fulham FC finally have a new manager! (Almost.)

Martin Jol, the former Tottenham manager, is on the verge of filling the vacancy left by Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson at Fulham after just one season at Dutch league runners-up Ajax.

It is understood that the Dutchman will be unveiled as Fulham boss tomorrow after jumping at the chance to prove himself again in the Premier League.
Reports suggest that the Craven Cottage club have made arrangements to compensate Ajax and Jol has agreed to terms of around £2 million a year with chairman Mohamed Al Fayed.

Thoughts? Yes? No? Would you rather have had Sven in charge?

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United don't have any money either; anyone in Philly tomorrow?

Sir Alex Ferguson rules out summer spending spree at Manchester United

• Manager content with the signings he has already made
• Scholes open to extending Old Trafford career beyond 2011

Andy Hunter in Philadelphia

Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes says the new generation of players will be expected to focus on winning the league title. Photograph: Abelimages/Getty Images

Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out a lavish spending spree at Manchester United this summer and insisted he is content with the signings the club has already made.

The United manager has said repeatedly that he sees no value in the current transfer market when asked about the expensive overhaul at Manchester City, and he appears unlikely to deviate from that policy before the Premier League season begins next month. United have so far spent £19m on improving the squad that finished a point behind Chelsea last season, buying the Fulham defender Chris Smalling and the Mexico striker Javier Hernández.

"I can't speak for other clubs to be honest with you but we are comfortable with the squad we've got," said Ferguson. "We've bought players at the right time of the season, and we are quite happy with that."

United play Philadelphia Union tomorrow in the second game of their tour of North America and the players will warm-up for the contest by running up the steps of the city's art museum, a la Sylvester Stallone in the Rocky films.


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Source:   http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jul/20/paul-scholes-manchester-united

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Johnny B joining Tigres UANL

Chivas USA of Major League Soccer announced on Monday that defender and captain Jonathan Bornstein, a four-time MLS All-Star and recent standout at the FIFA World Cup, will join Tigres UANL of the Mexican First Division following the 2010 MLS season. Bornstein, of Los Alamitos, Calif., will complete his contract with Chivas USA before moving to the Monterrey, Mexico based team on January 1, 2011.


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Nomad Steve

Spaniards fail friendly against Sexicans.

On August 11th Mexico's and Spain's national teams will play against each other in Estadio Azteca, game that has been involved in a lot of critics and polemics in the last few days, since several spanish clubs have stated their discomfort over the planning of this game just a month away from the World Cup final, which was won by la Furia Roja.

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