29
Jul

Leroy Fer destroys dance floor at his own wedding

Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer got married over the weekend to long-time girlfriend Xenia Schipaanboord, and the pair then set the dance floor on fire with an impressively synchronized, not-so-traditional first dance.

Set to the romantic tune of Chris Brown’s These H*** Ain’t Loyal, watch these newlyweds entertain their guests with some dirty dancing:

Fer played for the Netherlands at this summer’s World Cup, but with moves like that you could easily mistake him for a Colombian!

Via Daily Mirror

29
Jul

Carles Puyol seems to be enjoying his retirement so far

If you ever wondered what retired professional soccer players do when they go on vacation with their stunning WAGs, maybe these posts from Carles Puyol’s girlfriend Vanesa Lorenzo will shed some light.

Apparently, some highly advanced hotel room yoga is on the agenda:

Perfect balance…

OK, now we’re slowly approaching Sarah Marshall-Aldous Snow territory…. (Come on, you can see it!)

Enjoy retirement, Carles! We’re sure you will.

29
Jul

Summer transfer market summed up in one Venn diagram

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The above Venn diagram from the good folks over at The Telegraph perfectly sums up the 2014 transfer season (what is left of it, anyway).

As you can see, the shopping window always consists of three types of players: those who desperately want out of their current club, those who don’t but are hot commodities, and the unfortunate ones who have no choice.

Oh, and then there’s poor Nicklas Bendtner, who deserves his own category!

29
Jul

Ashley Cole the odd man out in Roma team picture

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Ashely Cole seems to be fitting in splendidly with new club AS Roma.

The long-time Premier League defender made the bold move out of England this summer to join the reigning Serie A runners-up, and based on this team picture from their United States tour, it looks like Cole’s having a bit of a tough time making new friends!

Take it away, Celine …

Image via The Equaliser

28
Jul

Southampton coach Ronald Koeman posts pic of empty training ground

image"Where did all my players go?" (Reuters Image)

In case you haven’t noticed, Southampton’s roster is thinning by the day.

Since achieving their best-ever finish in the Premier League last season (8th place), the Saints have lost all three of their England internationals and biggest stars - top scorer Rickie Lambert, captain Adam Lallana and prized left back Luke Shaw - as well as key contributors Dejan Lovren and top talent Calum Chambers. Oh, they lost manager Mauricio Pochettino as well, to league rival Spurs. (And the exodus could get worse; Tottenham are reportedly interested in re-uniting Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin with Pochettino).

So when current manager Ronald Koeman posted this picture on Twitter earlier today, you’d be forgiven to think the Dutchman was making light of the dire situation the club is in:

Hey, at least they’re not Blackpool!

27
Jul

Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson show off sandwich-making skills

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Who makes a better $5 Footlong: Daniel Sturridge or Jordan Henderson?

We finally found the answer to this powerful life question after the two Liverpool stars faced off in a sandwich-making competition at a Boston Subway. Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Jim Corsi served as the judge, and had to choose between Henderson’s rather simple chicken parmesan and Sturridge’s bizarre steak and meatball concoction.

Find out who won in the video below:

27
Jul

Napoli players have fun on rain-soaked training pitch


Look, they’re just like us!

When Napoli’s training ground at the Centro Sportivo Castel Volturno was flooded with rain recently, Jose Callejon, Marek Hamsik and Gökhan Inler made the most of it, channeling their 10-year-old selves and using the pitch as their personal slip n’ slide.


When life gives you lemons…

26
Jul

Norwich City apologize after claiming 13-0 win over wrong opponents

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Championship side Norwich City apologized to Italian club Saint-Christophe Vallee d’Aoste after the Canaries mistakenly thought they had played — and badly beaten — the Serie D outfit, 13-0, in a recent friendly match.

Huh? How could they not know who they were playing, you ask?

The error appears to have stemmed from a classic case of miscommunication.

Norwich were due to face Serie C side Novara on Sunday as part of their training camp in Italy, but the fixture was canceled and replacement opponents were called in — believed to have been S.C Vallee d’Aoste. In reality, the Canaries had only faced a regional select side.

It’s no wonder, then, that Norwich manager Neil Adams felt his side could’ve used more of a challenge.

"With all due respect to the opposition, they didn’t really give us the test that certainly we wanted at this stage of the season," Adams said before the team’s website claimed the double-digit win over S.C Vallee d’Aoste.

After the Serie D club notified them of the error, Norwich apologized in a statement:

"In our original match report for this warm-up fixture, acting in good faith on the basis of information given to the club, we incorrectly reported that we had played against local club side SC Vallee d’Aoste," the statement read.

H/T BBC.com

Image provided by Reuters.