26
Sep

'Transfer-listed' Rami alerts Premier League giants

image

Adil Rami’s future is uncertain following Valencia’s alleged decision to transfer-list the French defender in the wake of his criticism of coach Miroslav Djukic. Arsenal and Manchester City are thought to be monitoring events closely. We’ve also got the latest on Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata - as you can imagine there’s a lit of clubs as long as your arm waiting to ounce should the Spanish midfielder become available. Click here for these stories and more in today’s edition of Paper Chase. 

15
Aug

Support a small soccer club? So does Jennifer Aniston

Following up on an adorable interview in which he invited movie star Mila Kunis to a local soccer match, amateur interviewer Chris Stark once again defaulted to talking about soccer when confronted by an intimidating interview.

Sitting down with the world famous Jennifer Aniston, Chris was supposed to focus on the actress’ new film, but very quickly turned to a comfortable topic: soccer. 

Handing Aniston a personalized Watford jersey, Chris tried to convince her to support his local club before admitting that Watford are "only a small club…they’re in the Championship." For her part, the actress was gracious, and promised to wear the jersey when flying out of the country. 

Based on their start-studded list of supporters, it seems that you could say that Watford are very quickly becoming the Los Angeles Lakers of English soccer; well, minus the success and all.

8
Jun

Real Madrid players struggle mightily with one sentence of English

(via Goal.com)

Check out this funny blooper reel from a video raising awareness for “A Game of Hope,” a charity game organized by Real Madrid’s Michael Essien. In it, several Real Madrid stars struggle to get out one simple message in English: “Hello, I’m ___ and I support the Game of Hope,” .

The highlights: Ricardo Carvalho supporting the “game of dope” instead, Mesut Ozil doing his best to sound like a robot, and pretty much everything Marcelo says. To their credit, at least all the players were having fun with it!

10
Jan

Prostitutes learning English for 2014 World Cup

image

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Prostitutes in one of Brazil’s biggest cities are beginning to sign up for free English classes ahead of this year’s Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup.

Cida Vieira, president of the Association of Prostitutes in the city of Belo Horizonte, said Tuesday that 20 have already signed up for the courses and she expects at least 300 of the group’s 4,000 members to follow suit. The association is organizing the classes and seeking volunteer teachers.

Read more here.