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Ibrahimovic’s First PSG Goal

Video below from Youtube showing Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first goal in the colours of PSG, coming against DC United in their preparations for the new 2012-2013 season. Zlatan makes a good run, and is well found, before feinting to shoot on his right, cutting inside to his left before rifling into the goalkeepers bottom right corner. A great goal, but he’s …

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Andrade Punches Wambach Video

Footage below showing the dirtier side of women’s football when in the USA vs Columbia Olympics match Lady Andrade seemingly punches American forward Abby Wambach which left her with a swollen eye come the end of the game. The USA managed to cruise to a 3-0 win, but Wambach is understandably unhappy at her treatment by Andrade and wants action …

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Paul Scholes Playing 5 Aside

When Paul Scholes retired from Manchester United last season he continued playing 5-aside for Chadderton Park FC. In this game, parts of it shown below, he manages to bag himself 12 goals. He obviously went on to re-sign for Man United later in the season. What a legend.

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Cantona Kung-Fu Kicks Coffee Table

Some more top-quality journalism from the Mirror today, with a man presumably calling the tabloid to tell them that he spoke to Eric Cantona’s son Raphael outside a nightclub in Barcelona, with the two chatting about football and their fondness of Manchester United. When Raphael realised the man was a United fan he admitted that his dad was the king …

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Man United Agree 26m Lucas Fee

Don’t worry, its not that Lucas, but 19 year old Brazilian super-teen Lucas Moura of Sao Paulo with a huge 26 million transfer fee agreed between Man United and the Brazilian giants, as reported in today’s Mirror. I’m not convinced that United would spend so highly on a player still so young, as this doesn’t always tend to be United’s …

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Neymar The Diver

Here’s some footage of the friendly between Team GB and Brazil in which Brazil won by 2 goals to nil in what was a quite dull affair, albeit the talent that was on show (especially by Brazil). Neymar looked good on occasion, but I’m hopeful that he stays in Brazil with this kind of diving/play-acting behaviour. And if he does …

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Ledley King Retires – Best Tackle Video

Sad news yesterday to hear that Ledley King had retired from professional football, he was an immense defender when he was fully fit and its such a shame that he was so troubled with injuries throughout his career – without a doubt he would have been a first choice defender for England too. In memory of his footballing ability we’ve …

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Best Indoor Football Goal Ever

Okay so there probably isn’t much of a following for indoor football, and there are probably a lot of goals scored which don’t get filmed, but thankfully this one was – maybe the best indoor football goal ever?…  

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The Cost Of Insuring Wayne Rooney

Interesting piece from the guys at Confused.com who provide insurance, estimating that Wayne Rooney earns around £22 million every year – and stating it would cost just over £300,000 per year to insure Rooney himself…   Check out the graphic below to take a look at Rooney’s salary, image rights, commercial endorsements and publishing earnings.  

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Team GB – Everything You Need To Know

So the Olympic Games are nearly here already, and so here at the Footy Blog we’ve decided to preview the possible starting line up for Team GB and talk about our chances of winning the tournament in London. Much has been said already of the decision to leave David Beckham out of the team, with manager Stuart Pearce stating that …

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