Abbey is Little Miss Clancy Pants - The Sun - Dazzling Abbey Clancy cuts a sensational figure in a string bikini during a family holiday in Italy.
Testing times for South Americans - BBC - Tim Vickery on the World Cup qualifying contest ahead
Cook's email was insensitive but is hardly grounds for his dismissal - The Independent - It's not the vile message that should lead to City chief executive's downfall - only proof that he lied.
FOX Soccer ExclusiveUS learning curve continues in Belgium - Fox Soccer - The zero on the scoreboard was a well-earned one for the U.S. men’s national team on Tuesday night in Belgium,Packers Jerseys. A frustrating display of disjointed attacking soccer saw the Americans struggle to test Belgium’s defense, particularly in a forgettable first half that saw few bright spots.
Spain's Cause for Concern - ESPN - Spain's success has been built around a rock-solid defense,Trent Cole Youth Jersey. But with Iker Casillas struggling (and Carles Puyol's injuries) conceding goals is becoming a problem.
Adebayor's looking for love but it could all end in another painful divorce - London Evening Standard - Those Tottenham fans already reticent in suggesting their team are a more powerful proposition this season than last will not find their mood helped by the knowledge their hopes of success now largely depend on a temperamental former Arsenal striker. Emmanuel Adebayor is an enigma. Well, some people would call him an enigma, others would call him a prima donna capable of moments of skill and lunacy in equal measure,Emmitt Smith Youth Jersey. Or worse.
Shaky England take backward steps - BBC - Phil McNulty on England's 'stodgy, shapeless' win over Wales
Will Michael Vick Consider Owning a Soccer Team, Too? - Americanize Soccer - Lebron made it chic. Will Vick follow in his footsteps? Since Lebron's deal to become part owner of Liverpool FC, any pro athlete must be wondering what's the deal with owning a Soccer club,Robert Griffin III Redskins Jersey. African-American U.S. pro athletes must have really raised an eyebrow or two because most of them are coming from areas where Soccer was not made a priority in their lives.
Are Barça & Real 'Killing The Game' In Spain? - Football365 - Barcelona and Real Madrid currently receive 41% of Spain's TV revenue. Some suggest the rest find another league to play in, but it might be the big two that are kicked out...
We're stuck with the beautiful game - The Guardian - Sometimes the nation's passion for football is hard to explain but it isn't going anywhere
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Top ten - Loan needed - Sky Sports - Skysports.com picks out ten players who might be advised to seek out a loan move from the Premier League
U.S. Friendlies Produce Limited Theater for Sports Fans - Americanize Soccer - What is the role of the American sports fan supposed to be for U.S. Soccer Men's National Team Friendlies? In the perfect scenario, sports fans would come in droves to see the team play, nationalism would see an increase and TV ratings would prove to be invaluable. But, reality dictates a different norm. Most sports fans who have an interest are more likely checking the sports ticker at the end of the night or the next morning to see what the score was and maybe searching the internet for highlights the next day.
Break it up - Fox Soccer - Jamier Trecker looks in depth at the Champions League groups and gives you his picks.
English football has always been drenched in booze. It's time to sober up - The Guardian - The stories can be seductive, but we all know the downside: Andy Carroll should be aware, you don't get another go at this
Why England are doing us all a favour by playing so badly - The Telegraph - It’s the hope that kills you with England. In recent years the hope has come from increasingly desperate places. In Euro 2004 it came from a prodigious 18-year-old called Wayne Rooney. He’d score our goals. He’d lead us to glory. He’d tell us what to do.
Might misfiring Torres miss out on Euro 2012,Rob Gronkowski Jersey? - Reuters - In our latest post on Spanish soccer, Mark Elkington in Madrid raises the prospect of out-of-sorts striker Fernando Torres missing out on the Euro 2012 finals as competition for places heats up.
The World Cup qualifiers in South America, which get underway next month, will surely be the most competitive ever, are Barca and Real killing the game in Spain, Michael Vick to MLS?, and more in this edition of What the Papers Say.
Wednesday, September 7
American Dreams - ESPN - Many U.S. players moved in the transfer window hoping to land at better clubs. Some, like Oguchi Onyewu, improved their lot in life. Others, well …
It has been a golden era of soccer for this state - LA Times - Grahame L Jones, in his final column for The Times, reflects on the history of soccer in California
Forget the golden generation, it's time to build a new-look England - London Evening Standard - I never believed the hype about the so-called Golden Generation, the group of players led by David Beckham who were supposed to be the finest to represent England since those who set off to Mexico to defend the World Cup in 1970.