The Daily Sweeper (July 15)
Transfer rumours continue to dominate the daily press in Europe, but there’s plenty of things actually worth talking about going on elsewhere. Still, as ever, Soccerlens has an excellent round-up of the rumours, the juiciest of which is perhaps Sid Lowe’s report of Robinho’s interest in a move to Chelsea for what would apparently be a rather exorbitant £48m.
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- The sad decline of Scott Carson is chronicled by Jason Burt in the Independent, at the same time as Spurs cast Paul Robinson aside. Note to self: never accept England goalkeeping position.
- Norman Hubbard of ESPN says Arsenal could be a selling club for another two decades, as they continue to pay down the huge cost of Emirates Stadium. The question is, how would they stay at the top without Arsene Wenger?
- Continuing the debate over Sepp Blatter and Ronaldo’s ill-advised comments, the Republik of Mankunia cheekily suggests it’s the fans that are the slaves, not the players, with season ticket prices starting at almost £1000 at Emirates.
- The excellent Scottish football blog Inside Left profiles Dundee United, who once challenged the mighty Old Firm’s dominance
- The BBC with a report on how Nigerian conmen are robbing young footballers.
- More on the Viva World Cup we reported on yesterday, as James Montague offers us a superb take on Kurdistan’s motley efforts.
- When Luther Blissett relocated to Italy, all he needed were some rice krispies to fit in. Simon Kuper wonders why clubs skimp on relocation costs when they bring in expensive foreigners.
- Eto’o thinks European media access should be more open, as in the U.S.
- Italian fans protesting unpopular signings.
- Some People Are On the Pitch helpfully rounds-up World Cup Qualifying in Africa.
- Brian McBride to the Chicago Fire is still not happening. Does MLS only step in and help LA in these situations?
- Meanwhile, Brad Guzan says goodbye to LA, as he becomes the latest US keeper to head to England.
- 101 Great Goals rounds up the action from the Under-19 European Championship, including an embarrassing blunder for an England goalie. Who’d have thought?
Any good stories you’re reading we missed today?