Montilivi, not Miami, hosts Girona v Barcelona as Tebas loses his bet | Sid Lowe

It was Montilivi that watched it, that lived it, and that would have loved a different ending. Montilivi that deserved it, too “Welcome to Miami,” the sign said. Scribbled in black pen on white cardboard and fixed to the fence by the stadium where long lines of tables were laid out and the atmosphere was […]
January 28, 2019 0

Real Madrid and Barcelona overtake Manchester United as top earning clubs

• Top 20 generated £7.4bn of combined revenue in 2017-18• Six Premier League clubs in Deloitte’s money league top 10 Manchester United have been unseated as world football’s biggest earners after slipping to third behind Real Madrid and Barcelona in Deloitte’s annual report into club revenues. However, the underlying financial strength of the Premier League […]
January 24, 2019 0

How did Barcelona end up signing Kevin-Prince Boateng? | Sid Lowe

The arrival of the former Milan forward makes some sense, but also hints at a certain improvisation in Barça’s planning Barcelona’s latest signing is football royalty, just not the way they expected. Late on Monday night, in the club store just across the concourse from the Camp Nou, closed to the public, he stood smiling […]
January 22, 2019 0

Barcelona B’s Moussa Wagué condemns racism from Ejea fans

• Defender apologises for clashing with home supporter• Wagué says he was repeatedly racially insulted The Senegal defender Moussa Wagué has claimed he was subjected to “numerous and repeated racist insults” during Barcelona B’s defeat to Ejea on Sunday, when he was sent off after clashing with a home supporter. Wagué – who became the […]
January 21, 2019 0

Barcelona close to signing Kevin-Prince Boateng from Sassuolo

• Former Ghana forward set to join on loan • Boateng has scored five Serie A goals this season Barcelona are close to the surprise signing of the former Tottenham and Portsmouth forward Kevin-Prince Boateng, with the former Ghana international’s representative’s having agreed terms with the reigning Spanish champions over an initial loan move. Related: […]
January 21, 2019 0

Solskjær’s joy of six, Liverpool’s grind, Declan Rice and spies – Football Weekly

Melissa Rudd, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Jonathan Wilson discuss Manchester United’s win at Wembley, Mike Ashley’s money, Declan Rice’s future, Burnley’s 2-1 win without a shot on target and Spygate Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email. We look back at the weekend of football just gone, starting with Manchester United’s 1-0 win […]
January 14, 2019 0

The three generations of Marcos Alonsos who have played at Wembley

Chelsea are off to Wembley for the League Cup semi-finals, giving Marcos Alonso a chance to add to his family’s legacy By Euan McTear for These Football Times “I don’t have many regrets as a footballer,” said Pelé a year ago. “But I wish I had played at Wembley even once, even in a friendly.” […]
January 8, 2019 0

Real Madrid was the only option, says Brahim Díaz after leaving Manchester City

• 19-year-old signs for Real Madrid for £15.5m• Florentino Pérez: ‘This player has a special talent’ New Real Madrid signing Brahim Díaz said he had no choice but to leave Manchester City and sign for the club of his dreams at his presentation in Spain on Monday. Madrid, fifth in La Liga, announced the signing […]
January 7, 2019 0