Arturo Vidal to Manchester United rumors were most popular stories of 14



The Arturo Vidal to Manchester United rumors were by far the biggest hit-makers for The Sports Bank. This transfer obviously never materialized, but it took home the #1, #3, #7 and #9 spots on our list of the year’s ten most popular stories.

The Arturo Vidal narrative even brought us the first 100,000 visits single day in the six year history of the site. That occurred back in August.


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Home page / Archives More stats 318,991
Arturo Vidal undergoing medical at Manchester United More stats 93,120
2014 NFL Mock Draft: 5-8-14 FINAL EDITION More stats 69,940
Agent of Arturo Vidal meets with Man United in London More stats 48,500
Man United receive great news on Daley Blind More stats 45,997
Juan Mata formally comes to Manchester United; wearing #8 More stats 43,885
Miami Heat: who’s staying and who’s leaving? More stats 43,745
Man United pursuing Ilkay Gundogan again More stats 39,133
Man United having doctors examine Arturo Vidal’s knee before purchase More stats 39,033
Angel Di Maria finalizing £56m move to Manchester United More stats 34,801
Arturo Vidal to Man United: right final offer could seal deal More stats 34,048
Tara Lipinski talks about her famous Big Lebowski routine More stats 34,027


The Sports Bank went over 5,000,000 unique visitors in 2014. Here’s the rest of the year end, most popular archive:

-Five most popular Arturo Vidal to Man United rumor stories of 2014 (Dec 18th)

-Five most popular Juan Mata stories of 2014 (Dec 19th)

-Five most popular Louis van Gaal stories of 2014 (Dec 19th)

-Five most popular Manchester United stories of 2014 (that didn’t qualify for the previous four MUFC qualities, Dec 22nd)

Five most popular Angel Di Maria stories of 2014 (Dec 18th)

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-Five most popular female sportscaster stories of 2014 (Dec 23rd)

-Five most popular Kentucky Wildcats stories of 2014 (Dec 22nd)

-Five most popular college basketball stories of 2014  (Dec 27th)

-Five most popular college football stories of 2014 (Jan 1st)

-Five most popular NFL stories of 2014 (not including the Jay Cutler list) (Dec 28th)

-Five most popular NBA stories of 2014 (Dec 25th)

-Five most popular MLB stories of 2014 (Dec 25th)

-Five most popular news/pop culture stories of 2014 (Dec 31st)

-Top 20 search terms of 2014 (Jan 1st)

-10 most popular overall (Dec 31st)

-5 most popular Liverpool (Dec 26th)

-5 most popular Chelsea (Dec 26th)

-5 most popular Arsenal (Dec 25th)

-5 most popular Tottenham Hotspur (Dec 24th)

Paul M. Banks owns, operates and writes The Sports ,which is partners with Fox Sports. Read his feature stories in the Chicago Tribune RedEye edition. Listen to him on KOZN 1620 The Zone. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks). His work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including The Washington Post and ESPN 2

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