Football

  • Fabio Borini had an impressive loan spell at Sunderland last season. Picture credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    PODCAST: Weekend Transfer Round-Up – 5th July

    July 9, 2014 at 11:54 am

    listen to ‘PODCAST: Weekend Transfer Round-Up – 5th July’ on Audioboo On the last weekend’s Saturday Sportsbyte, Sean and Alix discuss all the latest transfers including rumours on Troy Deeny, Suarez and Mathieu Valbuena. Sean and Alix talk discuss transfers as Sunderland are sensationally linked with wantaway World Cup star […]

     
  • Brazil fans applaud the crowd following their 7-1 defeat to Germany. Picture credit: LIU BIN/LANDOV/Press Association Images

    Brazil vs Germany

    July 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Brazil were knocked out of their home World Cup in embarrassing fashion as Germany won 7-1 and progressed to Sunday’s final. Germany scored five goals in the first half-hour, as Brazil capitulated in astonishing fashion. Miroslav Klose broke Ronaldo’s World Cup record, while Thomas Mueller, Sami Khedira, Andre Schurrle and […]

     
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    Argentina vs Belgium

    July 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Argentina reached their first semi-final since Italia ’90 with their third 1-0 victory of the tournament. Gonzalo Higuain struck the only goal after eight minutes, with a clever half-volley past Thibaut Courtois. With Lionel Messi once again at the heart of Argentina’s forward play, he has now captained his side […]

     
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    Holland vs Costa Rica

    July 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Holland made it through to the semi-finals of the World Cup after beating Costa Rica 4-3 on penalties. Second choice goalkeeper Tim Krul was the hero, saving spot-kicks from Bryan Ruiz and Michael Umana following a stalemate at the end of 120 minutes. Louis van Gaal set his Holland team […]

     
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    PODCAST: World Cup Reporter Liam Anderson accuses Thiago Silva of ‘Crazy Behaviour’

    July 5, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    listen to ‘Saturday World Cup Roundup’ on Audioboo SportsByte’s Weekend Radio Host Sean Terry recently caught up with World Cup Reporter Liam Anderson, to talk all things World Cup. On the Saturday SportsByte Show, Sean quizzed Liam on his thoughts on Brazil’s quarter final game against Columbia, where the hosts’ […]

     
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    Brazil vs Colombia

    July 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Brazil managed to hold off late Colombian pressure to reach their first World Cup semi-final since 2002. Brazil took an early lead through skipper Thiago Silva, and it took until the 68th minute before David Luiz doubled the lead with an amazing free-kick. The star of the tournament so far, […]

     
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    France vs Germany

    July 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Germany progressed to the Semi-Final of the World Cup, beating France 1-0 in the Maracana courtesy of a first half Mats Hummels header. Joachim Low’s men, now in their fourth semi-final in a row, will play either Brazil or Columbia, who meet later on in Fortaleza. Hummels gave Germany the […]

     
  • Gus Poyet thanked the fans for their support over the season. Picture credit: Scott Heppell/AP/Press Association Images

    OPINION: Are SAFC finally getting it right in the transfer market?

    July 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Sunderland’s transfer targets are clear; they’ve singled out three players they’re desperate to sign, but is there any chance at all they can actually pull off deals for Fabio Borini, Ashley Williams and Jordan Mutch? In truth, the Black Cats are struggling to make any headway with Borini and Williams […]

     
  • Sunderland are ready to sell Danny Graham. Picture credit: Steve Drew/EMPICS Sport

    Sunderland prepare to cut losses on Danny Graham

    July 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland have slapped a £1m price tag on striker Danny Graham, despite forking out £5m for him just 18 months ago. Graham failed to score in his brief six month spell at Sunderland before he was shipped out on loan, primarily to Hull and then Boro last season. And both […]

     
  • World Cup 2014: Last 16

    World Cup 2014: Last 16

    July 3, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Just eight teams remain in Brazil, following a captivating second round that continued to entertain following the free-scoring group stage. The high quality of football played in the last-16 has been praised by fans and pundits alike, as the tournament takes a 48-hour break before the quarter-finals. That the eight […]