Man United news and notes: Carrick, Falcao, Van Persie


Time to link out the latest Man United news and notes ahead of the big Manchester Derby on Sunday. Also, here’s our five big important story lines to watch out for in the Derby. Our first Manchester United news item concerns RVP.
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Chelsea FC #3, Southampton #10 in ESPN FC Power Rankings


Every Thursday ESPN FC Analyst Shaka Hislop releases his weekly power rankings of European football. Chelsea broke through to the top spot a couple weeks ago before falling to second last week., Among Premier League teams….the Blues are joined by Southampton. Those are the only Premier League teams to crack the top ten this week.

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Man United very keen on Abdul Majeed Waris


Manchester United have been keeping a close eye on striker Abdul Majeed Waris from Trabzonspor of the Turkish League. That’s obviously not the position of need right now, but okay. We’ll see where this goes.

The Daily Mail,  had a new update today on the Ghana forward.

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Man United vs Man City: top 5 Manchester Derby storylines


As the Manchester Derby will soon be upon us, here are five top storylines to watch out for.

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VIDEO: Lebron James, Cleveland propaganda film very well done


The Sports Bank does not usually post commercials as the basis for content. At least not without some form of compensation in return. However, old media, new media, newspapers, blogs etc. have long been publishing advertisement as news for quite some time now. Today, Nike Basketball launched a new film entitled “Together,” which celebrates the pride and emotion of LeBron James’s return to Cleveland. The film will air live during the national TV broadcast of tonight’s Cleveland Cavaliers home-opener against the New York Knicks.

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Man united news and notes: Di Maria, Blind, Blackett, Moyes


Time to talk Man United news and notes ahead of a Manchester Derby that’s huge for both clubs. Manchester United versus Manchester City is just two days away. So let’s get this Man United party started.

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Arsenal transfer rumors: Silva, Krychowiak, Romulo, Sanogo

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Given the Gunners current place in the standings, you can safely say that Arsene Wenger didn’t reach his goals this past transfer window. Maybe the North London side will do better in the January window. It’s time to talk Arsenal transfer rumors. This is batch number two on the day. Here’s the link to part one.

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Arsenal transfer rumors: Sanchez, Pedro, Soares, Lichsteiner


Given the current dismal state at The Emirates (especially by their high standards) right now, it’s safe to say that Arsene Wenger didn’t truly succeed or meet his goals with the summer transfer window. We’ll see what happens in the January window, time to talk Arsenal transfer rumors. This is our first batch on the day. Here’s the link to the second collection.

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Can Dez Wells lead Maryland back to the NCAA Tournament?


When I first heard Maryland and Rutgers were added to the Big Ten, I was like “meh, whatever. At least Maryland basketball has a rich history. It’s pretty good.” Of course, then I realized the Terps have been pretty down, certainly by their standards, lately. (and the program always has players with really awesome names) Maybe things will be different this season? Perhaps we can say “Fear the Turtle again?

If so, Dez Wells (or Dezmine Wells) will be the most fearsome of the Terps.

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Is Notre Dame football underrated at #10? ESPN pundits discuss

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Notre Dame football fans are right up there with Ohio State and Michigan as some of the most thin-skinned college football fans in the nation. Every media member that justifiably criticizes Notre Dame football is branded “biased,” and receives hate mail.  Every questionable call that goes against the Fighting Irish verifies the officiating anti-Golden Dome “agenda.”

Every poll that ranks ND  is……wait, the Domers are actually right on this one.

Stop the presses!

For the entire college football world usually regards the Fighting Irish as always overrated in the polls. The initial college football playoff poll greatly underrates them. Tis true.

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Brian Griese on the decline of Michigan football


ESPN had a media conference call with a couple of their leading college football pundits, Brian Griese and Mack Brown, to discuss the first college football rankings. One of the Michigan football beat writers was on it, and she asked Griese, a former Michigan QB, a few questions about the sad state of the Wolverines right now.

For lovers of Michigan football it’s been a disastrous autumn, Griese sympathizes and empathizes.

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Projected Man United starting XI for Manchester Derby

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Time for another Man United Starting XI projection. The Manchester Derby will soon be upon us. The defending champions look vulnerable too as they have just two wins in their last six matches of all competition. Newcastle eliminated them from the Capital One Cup yesterday

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