Transfer Talk

Transfer news: Kenwyne Jones, Bentley, Patrick Vieira…

Jones – set to do a “reverse David Bentley”?

Kenwyne Jones

Whether or not the phrase “hit the ground running” was coined with regard to sports journalists, no one knows. But, by gum, these people work around the clock. Sleep is for losers, they tell themselves. He who dares [...]

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Nigeria U17s captain is too old to play for the U21 team

Golden Eaglets skipper allegedly turned 18 about seven years ago


The U-17 World Cup, currently taking place in Nigeria, has been rocked by allegations the host nation’s captain, Fortune Chukwudi, is actually somewhere closer to 25.

Before the tournament, FIFA had made attempts to stamp out ‘age cheating’ by [...]

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Daily Democracy

Vote: Is Jack Wilshere ready for regular football at Arsenal next season?

Is “the new Wayne Rooney” ready to mix it up with the big boys?

Jack Wilshere

After becoming Arsenal’s youngest ever league debutant in September 2008 (a crown that previously belonged to a Mr C Fabregas), Jack Wilshere’s career is going from strength to strength. The seventeen-year-old midfielder was [...]

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Beijing Hotshots

The ‘players to watch at the Olympics’ XI

Feast your eyes on some football players in China

Alexandre Pato

Perhaps one day someone will start a sentence with “there’s an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman” without it being a joke about people in boxes saying “potatoes” – it could even be used to introduce a [...]

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Young Footballer

Child labour still rife in Mexico

Cruz Azul give debut to a 14 year old


Back in 2004, Freddy Adu debuted in the MLS for DC United, at the age of just 14. It seems that everything America does, it’s Spanish-speaking little brother wants to do too, and accordingly 14-year-old ‘sensation’ Martin Galvan was [...]

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