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  1. Soccer - Why Manchester City won't win 2014-15 Champions League

    Adrian Melville

    After winning the Premier League last season, are Manchester City read to contend for the 2014-15 Champions League crown? Adrian Melville says no, citing a lack of depth at key positions among other reasons why the Light Blues will likely exit UCL play.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  2. Barcelona's Neymar tops midfield power ranks - Soccer

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville continues his Position Power Rankings series, outlining the world's best 10 midfielders. Barcelona's Neymar tops the ranks.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  3. Soccer - Premier League's top XI players for 2014-15

    Adrian Melville

    With the 2014-15 Premier League season rapidly approaching, Adrian Melville outlines the best player at each position -- the Prem's best XI -- including Diego Costa at forward.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  4. The Ivory Coast’s Golden Generation Comes to a Cruel End

    Mike L. Goodman

    The soccer gods can be cruel. Nobody knows that more than Les Elephants of Ivory Coast. For the third-straight World Cup, the nation finished third in its group and failed to move on to the knockout stages. In a way, this exit is more p...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  5. The Legend of Les Elephants

    Jordan Conn

    It is Wednesday afternoon in Ivory Coast, the country where we've been told that soccer can end wars. And here in Abidjan, tucked behind a row of concrete homes decorated with clotheslines and satellite dishes, we have a staging ground for...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  6. Yaya Toure tops World Cup midfielder power ranks - 2014 World Cup...

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville ranks the top 10 midfielders competing at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  7. United push on, Yaya not happy and Adil for Rami

    Matt Stanger

    Rumours, gossip, transfer news and signings from all of the top European clubs. It's Transfer Talk time. United plans continue apace It looks set to be a busy summer at Manchester United as Louis van Gaal ponders how to spend a rumoured 200 milli...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  8. Yaya doesn't take the cake

    Simon Curtis

    Now, I don't know about you, but I could never quite decide whether Yaya Toure was a Victoria sponge type of guy, a lover of buccellato or just a fiend for a fondant fancy. Those of us battered by the history of Manchester City (we've already see...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  9. Yaya Toure and agent throw bizarre tantrum over birthday snub

    Chris Wright

    First came the reports this very morning that Yaya Toure's agent, Dimitry Seluk, claimed his client was considering leaving Manchester City because no one at the club wished Toure a happy birthday when he turned 31 during a recent postseason trip to ...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  10. Lamouchi injects vibrancy into experienced squad

    Sam Crocker

    While some squad lists have brought out people's argumentative side, with 140-character-length debates breaking out on social media based on the inclusion of Player X/omission of Player Y, the Ivory Coast squad list has very much towed the party line...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  11. End of season review: Manchester City

    David Mooney and Simon Curtis

    Intro It's been a funny season because clearly everything has changed at City. At the start of the campaign, it seemed the brand-new style of play the manager had imposed wasn't working as often as it was. City were often open and easy to break do...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  12. Boring is as Pellegrini does

    David Mooney

    Manuel Pellegrini is a very boring man. There's just no getting away from it; even in a week when he completed a domestic double -- only the second ever in Manchester City's history -- he's barely been noticed. He's a man who courts no controversy, g...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  13. David Hirshey's Best Prem XI, 2013-14

    David Hirshey and Paul Kanarek

    Manchester City may have spent a mere 15 days this season atop the table, but the last day was the only one that mattered. The Bext XI we've selected this year, however, started strong and never stopped kicking butt. They didn't have to rely on someb...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  14. Gameweek 38: Fantasy Review

    John Culea

    The 2013-2014 Premier League fantasy season is over with all ten games of Gameweek 38 played on the final day. Here is a look at how some of the players performed: Outstanding performance: Dwight Gayle, Crystal Palace The diminutive forward was...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  15. Gameweek 38: Fantasy Preview

    John Culea

    Alas, it is the final week of the Premier League season and the end of fantasy competition for 2013-2014. Thanks to all who took part and followed the blog. All matches for gameweek 38 start at the same time so there are chances to see every annou...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  16. La Liga heats up, sad scenes in Italy and Spain, more

    Gabriele Marcotti

    Ladies and gentlemen, La Liga just got a whole lot tighter. Going into the weekend, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid had, among them, won 78 of 94 games against the other 17 teams in La Liga, or 83 percent of matches. But this past mat...

    Blog | May 05, 2014