10
Feb

Ajax defender joins Manchester United’s long wish list

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Manchester United’s miserable 2-2 draw with Fulham on Sunday highlighted their need for fresh legs at the back and Ajax defender Joel Veltman could be that man, according to one of the morning papers. Veltman joins a list including Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and former United star Paul Pogba, plus Southampton left-back Luke Shaw.  

And we have the latest on Michael Laudrup, whose stock seems to have risen despite being sacked by Swansea. Click here for more.

9
Feb

Moyes to present United hit-list

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Manchester United boss David Moyes has been promised funds for a huge foray into the summer transfer market. The Red Devils boss is to present the board with a £100 million ($164 million) hit-list. Juventus midfield duo Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba are believed to be on the list, along with Southampton defender Luke Shaw and Everton’s Seamus Coleman.

For this rumor and the rest of Sunday’s transfer gossip, click here.

6
Feb

Blindfolded Paul Pogba is still better than you at juggling

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has grown up right in front of our eyes this season. With six goals and four assists in league play, the 20-year-old is one of Serie A’s highest-rated players on the season, and a key component of a Juve team that is dominating Italy.

If that wasn’t enough, he’s also very good at juggling… while blindfolded. Though Pogba botched his first couple attempts in the video above, on the third try he manages 19 touches, and even whips out some “Around the Worlds” for good measure.

This just proves once more that even a blindfolded Pogba could’ve probably been very useful to the Manchester United midfield this season, had Sir Alex Ferguson not let him leave to Juventus for free a couple of years ago.

The only question now is, what’s more impressive: juggling blindfolded or in high heels?

21
Nov

Liverpool plotting move for Greek striker

Kostas Mitroglou has been banging in the goals for Olympiacos and his prowess has not gone unnoticed by one Premier League club. Liverpool are planning to make a move for the former Borussia Moenchengladbach forward, who has scored 41 goals in 84 appearances for his Greek club. We’ve also got  the latest news on Manchester United, City, plus a story on the future of Paul Pogba. Click here for more.

10
Nov

Pair of golazos help Juventus beat Napoli in Serie A showdown

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Serie A title favorites Juventus and Napoli met up for a critical match on Sunday to determine who would take over second place and creep within a point of league-leading Roma.

After Fernando Llorente put Juve ahead in just the 2nd minute of the match, the defending champions looked to be in complete control. But it wasn’t until late in the second half that Juventus could secure their position, when Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba suddenly staged their own mini-competition.

In the 74th minute, Pirlo emitted all the power and magic from his majestic beard to unleash a flawless free kick into the upper right corner. Teammate Paul Pogba was not to be outdone, though, and clinched the 3-0 win just six minutes later. Pogba did what Pogba loves to do more than anything: tee up an outrageous volley from distance:

Welcome to Golazo City! Population: Juventus

25
Sep

Juventus enact rule forcing substituted players to remain on bench

Sometimes team spirit isn’t organic. Sometimes it needs to be manufactured.

Maybe a team watches a movie together to foster chemistry. Or maybe the coach comes up with a rule where substituted players must remain on the bench and watch the game with his teammates, or else face harsh punishment.

Say what? That’s exactly what Juventus coach Antonio Conte has done. Players that are taken off in-game will be required to watch the rest of the game from the bench, or else face a fine and a month-long ban.

Harsh, indeed! Conte, clearly upset after Pirlo opted to march down the tunnel after being subbed off against Verona, had this to say about the situation:

“Before it, there had never been the need to have a rule, but from now on there is a rule and it is valid for all players.” The only exception? Players that that are on a stretcher and have to see the doctor.

So much for catching and early shower and beating traffic.

(h/t Football-Italia)

24
Aug

Fan Cam: Paul Pogba’s screamer taken from best possible camera angle

Usually, when it comes to fan videos taken from the stands, they are just plain awful. But this particular supporter struck YouTube gold by offering us the perfect angle on a golazo by Juventus’ Paul Pogba.

Pogba scored this audacious half-volley last season against in a match against Udinese, but until now you couldn’t truly appreciate the incredible movement behind that ball. I mean that ball was swerving like Carlos Tevez on the freeway. Woosh!

Again, excellent camera work by the anonymous fan. A real Ken Burns in the making. As for Pogba, here’s a guy who has mastered the art of volleys. Remember, he scored this one also last season:

If you couldn’t tell, we’re a little excited that Serie A starts again this weekend.