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BURETA FARAIMO TO HULL FC?

BURETA FARAIMO TO HULL FC?

Hull FC have been linked with a move for BuretaFaraimo ahead of the forthcoming campaign despite their recent mixed results.


Hull KR have also been linked with moves for new players even as there is still a lot to play for this year.

Faraimo is a USA international that features for the New Zealand Warriors. He used to play for Parramatta Eels from 2014 to 2016 but he could be the replacement for the outgoing MaheFonua. The search for a capable replacement has been going on for a while now. The powerful new signing could do well in the outside back role for Hull FC.

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Claudio Bravo reckons Barcelona as better in Reputation

Claudio Bravo reckons Barcelona as better in Reputation

Claudio Bravo reckons Manchester City might not be any bit behind Barcelona funds-wise, but, if the reputation is the basis of the comparison, then the latter would come first for sure.


Bravo was quoted as, “If you talk about the funds, I would say both are pretty even, but, if you talk about the status around the world, Barcelona is ahead there to be fair and that’s why scrutiny is also more at Barcelona.”

On his life at Etihad, the Shot-stopper said, “Changing your job location and changing it from one country to another is a challenge. You can’t just hang your kit bag onto your shoulders and take the plane to the new location. You are going to have to take your family there; you might struggle with the language and not only the language, but, many other things which you find yourself coping with from time to time.”

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BRUCE COMPLAINS OF FITNESS ISSUES AT ASTON VILLA

BRUCE COMPLAINS OF FITNESS ISSUES AT ASTON VILLA

Aston Villa new manager Steve Bruce has raised issues regarding fitness at the club.


Bruce was obviously not too happy as the players tired out easily during the 1-1 draw with Wolves at Villa Park. The coach was smart not to condemn the regime employed by the former coach, Roberto Di Matteo.

“We tired badly, which was alarming,” he said. When asked if it was a fitness concern, he said:

“I think that’s an easy one and Iwouldn’t like to say that against any other manager, but it’s fair to say that some can be in better condition and I think that’s only right. That’s the difficulty when you have to make two substitutions through injury,” he added.

Bruce admitted that losing a lead can be linked with the fitness concern of the players.

“I can understand now why they concede late. It’s blatantly obvious. We’ll go to work on that. It’s very difficult in this league as obviously we’re playing again on Tuesday. We’ll do eveythig we possibly can to make us better equipped to go and play in the Championship,” he added.

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Juventus decision to sign Gonzalo Higuain is a huge gamble

Juventus decision to sign Gonzalo Higuain is a huge gamble

For a fee of €90 million, Juventus signed Gonzalo Higuain as the Argentine attacker made a move from Napoli to the Italian outfit in a transfer that has shaken the world of football as the transfer fee is incredibly high for a player that is reaching the 29 year old mark.


When it comes to signing new players, the traditional option that clubs like to go with is to add performers who are fairly young. If a club signs a young player it basically secures the services of that youngster for a long period of time as that performer will probably be performing for the next few years of his career with the club.

Juventus on the other hand splashed out €90 million in a player who exploded in the previous season of the Italian League as he scored 36 goals in 35 appearances, which was way more than any other player of the top tier League.

Even though Gonzalo Higuain spent more than 6 seasons as a player of Real Madrid, he never managed to lift the UEFA Champions League which is widely considered as the most prestigious and difficult piece of silverware to acquire but this is exactly what Juventus is hoping that Higuain can help to accomplish.

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Paniliakos, the forgotten Greek football team

Paniliakos, the forgotten Greek football team

Paniliakos is a Greek team that was founded in 1968 by the coming together of four different teams namely Ethnikos, Iraklis, A.E.K., Apollon.


Due to poor results the team has gradually been relegated to the lower tier of Greek football.

Paniliakos has suffered a lot of financial problems during recent times, and this has prevented the team to participate in some championship.

Paniliakos did not take part in the 2015 tournament because of lack of players as well as funding. Although discussions have been taken place with various stakeholders, the Paniliakos management has yet to find a suitable suitor for the club.

The most recent discussion has been with a Cephalonia businessman who wanted to invest in the club. However, after long talks with the Town mayor, the project did not happen, and it was back to square one for the Pyrgos team.

Paniliakos has not always been in trouble. There was a time where they were performing quite well especially when coach and player Juan Ramon Rocha was at the head of the club. Among notable players that have played for Paniliakos, you have PredragĐorđević, Stelios Giannakopoulos and VassilisLakis.     

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Crystal Palace have been boosted by the return of James McArthur

Crystal Palace have been boosted by the return of James McArthur

Crystal Palace have been boosted by the return of James McArthur much earlier than expected.

The Scotland international has not played for the club since suffering a tear to his ankle ligaments at the start of February. Since he is one of the important players for Palace, this was seen as a major blow to the club’s hopes of avoiding a relegation battle throughout the 2015-16 campaign. It was initially thought that the player will miss the rest of the season. However, he has made remarkable progress from the injury and could now be back in the first-team reckoning before the FA Cup semi-final against Watford.

Palace have a great opportunity to do something special in the FA Cup this season. The tie between Watford gives both teams enough opportunities to think about a place in the final. Winner of this game will be playing against either Everton or the winner between the Manchester United vs West Ham replay. Without the competitive nature of McArthur in the midfield, Palace have been slowly slipping down the table. They have not won a league match in 2016 and this form sees them just one place above the relegation zone. They have an even smaller buffer of seven points from Sunderland in the 18th place.

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