Chatter from the sidelines
- BREAKING: FBI confirm they're investigating the awarding of the World Cup to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022 tweet link
- Fifa corruption claims: Jack Warner promises 'avalanche' of secrets It seems that FIFA tried to swing the election in Trinidad? And other stories
- As UEFA informs us, by request of our Club, Luis Figo will not represent Barça in the Legends match in Berlin #FCBlive Welp (for those who came late, Figo repped Barcelona and then went to Real Madrid. On his first match at Camp Nou, I think people threw pig's heads at him. Or so the story goes
- How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter Good on Andrew Jennings. He's in Scotland now, playing with his dogs.
- David Beckham hits out at ‘despicable’ Fifa over corruption allegations has words for FIFA
- Fifa corruption scandal: Qatar claims no one has died on 2022 World Cup construction projects You got told
- DONE DEAL: Leicester City have signed Schalke left-back Christian Fuchs on a 3-year deal. #LCFC I guess I should put some club news in, eh?
- Pirlo for NYFC? according to reports
- Petr Cech 'to ask' for Arsenal move to keep his family in London Mourinho doesn't want that!
- Venezuelan authorities raid local football federation amid FIFA scandal whoa
- Too defensive for Madrid, too attacking for Serie A: How is Benitez viewed in Spain, Italy & England? He might do a goldilocks and Real Madrid might be just right!
- Spalletti: 'I want Serie A job' he wants to come back to Western European football
- Thomas Tuchel holds first press conference as new coach of Borussia Dortmund First look, you guys
- Marco Tardelli: ‘Juventus are back to their old selves. The glory days are returning’ Oh yeah, the Champions League match is this weekend
- Juventus have never been a popular club but the current vintage are changing that
a good overview re: Juventus, including the club scandals
- Juventus talks are ongoing, says Witsel He's won the Russian league, and now wants to leave
- Juventus fan walking from Turin to Berlin to see the Champions League final v Barcelona what?
- Pogba: UCL final showed that Man United exit was right he didn't wrong there
- Russian president Vladimir Putin fights on for World Cup 2018 in face of a meltdown
Rafa has gone back home. Full circle. His staff: - Fabio Pecchia and Antonio Gomez (coach assistants).
- Xavi Valero (goalkeeping coach).
- Paco de Miguel (fitness trainer).
- Pedro Campos (scouts).
Rihanna girl, if you want a footballer, you can do better. Benzema(?) is not the one
Schweinsteiger rocked up to see a tennis player in action. If it's not Williams vs Sharapova, I'm not interested (their rivalry is bitter and I can dig that)
Ter Stergen ruffled some feathers when he said that English teams will NEVER dominate Europe, because Spanish players are better technically. *kanye shrug* It be like that sometimes
Xavi and Iniesta are having a moment
The club president getting in on the action
Benitez has come back to Real Madrid - full circle- he started his coaching there for Madrid B
Rafa, his wife Montserratt (there's an ex monastery in Spain with this name) and Flo Perez
Good luck Rafa. This is the job he'd always wanted, so I hope the dream works out for him!
OP: done! Hey, mods can I have tags for club: leicester, and the club: napoli tag doesn't work. Anyway, cheers, jeers, corrections and pushback against commentary, you know the drill! If I've overlooked any tags, please put 'em in