Daily Archives: April 16, 2024

Forward Chelsea refused to sign two years ago now has more goals than Isak

Newcastle tried and failed to sign Cole Palmer in 2021 after being taken over and now the forward has more goals than Alexander Isak. Isak has been having a superb season, his second since joining from Real Sociedad for £63m in 2022 and becoming Newcastle’s record signing. The 24-year-old scored ten goals in his debut campaign but has massively improved on …

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Newcastle player not happy with his role and could ask to leave

Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is reportedly not happy with his role at the club and could ask to leave this summer. Dubravka joined Newcastle from Czech side Slavia Prague and has gone on to make 158 appearances for the Magpies. The 35-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Manchester United is out of contract in 2025 has proven to …

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MLS designated players not fulfilling the league's goals

Major League Soccer launched the ‘designated players’ rule in 2007 to allow David Beckham to join the league. Despite several changes, the rule’s purpose stayed the same: attract international stars who require major wages without going against the salary cap that instills parity in Major League Soccer. The current iteration of the rule states that […] Major League Soccer launched …

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Borussia Dortmund 4-2 Atletico Madrid: Talking points as BVB overturn Madrid deficit to reach Champions League semifinals

Despite losing the first leg in Spain, Borussia Dortmund have booked a place in the Champions League semifinals at the expense of Atletico Madrid. The Bundesliga side took the lead through Julian Brandt in the 34th minute and Ian Maatsen doubled it five minutes later. Atletico responded after the break with a Mats Hummels own-goal and a nice finish from …

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Hammers people have told Sullivan to get rid of West Ham man

West Ham United have yet to make a decision on the future of manager David Moyes beyond the end of the season. It’s been a frustrating campaign for the Hammers despite spending heavily in the summer on the likes of Mohammed Kudus, Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse following the departure of Declan Rice to Arsenal. The club do look set …

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Transfer news:Toney Man United, Isak Arsenal & more

This article was originally published on the Daily Briefing, a subscription service. If you would like to receive Ben Jacobs’ exclusive transfer columns via email ahead of publication on caughtoffside.com, please sign-up for the service here: thedailybriefing.io. Ruben Amorim has now clarified he hasn’t yet had a formal interview to replace Jurgen Klopp. And my understanding remains that mid-to-late April has always …

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Xavi doesn’t have a head for the big time

As Barcelona were sent tumbling out of the Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain, Xavi Hernandez could only watch from a box high up in the Estadio Lluis Companys. That’s because the manager was red carded for the third time as manager of the Catalan club, this time for losing his temper with the fourth official and kicking some of the …

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Club’s ability to generate money is unparalleled

Even though they’re not doing brilliantly on the pitch under Erik ten Hag, Man United can apparently still pull in the big bucks commercially. Though die hard Stretford Enders won’t necessarily be interested in how much money the club makes, even though it directly impacts the playing side of things, it’s important for the board to be able to budget …

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Man City vs Real Madrid TV coverage plans

Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg between Manchester City and Real Madrid has special TV coverage. Rather than making this game exclusive to streaming, CBS is putting this game on its over-the-air broadcast channel. It is one of two games in the quarterfinals airing on broadcast TV. The other is Tuesday’s second-leg matchup between […] Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League …

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