Shakhtar ace Fernandinho keen on England move | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho is chasing a move to England.The Brazilian midfielder admits he wants a move to England. Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho is chasing a move to England.The Brazilian midfielder admits he wants a move to England.“If I had the opportunity to play in the Premier League I think that my qualities would improve even further,” said the 27-year-old. “I believe that the tactical roles of the players of the Premier League are very important, as well as its defensive responsibilities.“However, these last years we have seen new, more aggressive players with very diverse styles, which make the games even more interesting. If I could combine all these roles, I could give considerable value to the Premier League.“I like England a lot. It is a beautiful country and if I had the opportunity to live here, it would be very good for my family and me.”

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Barcelona’s Messi feels Celtic had luck in Champions League win | Scottish Football News | Tribal Football

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has suggested that Celtic rode their luck to win their Champions League clash on Wednesday night. Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has suggested that Celtic rode their luck to win their Champions League clash on Wednesday night.The Scottish champions produced a massive upset when they knocked off the Catalan giants 2-1 at Parkhead and Messi, who netted a late consolation for his side, believes that Neil Lennon’s men were very lucky to come away with maximum points.”They were very lucky. It’s a shame but we just couldn’t do anything about it,” he told the Daily Record.”We did everything in the game but just couldn’t get past them.”Celtic came at us twice and got two goals from it. When they scored they just locked their defence.”The first goal (Victor Wanyama in the 21st minute) from the corner arrived because they are a bigger team than us – it was the same as their goal in the Nou Camp.”The second goal (Tony Watt in the 83rd) was our own fault.”We did everything well and made good chances but the ball just didn’t go in.” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Aston Villa sign Swedish whizkid Khalid Abdo | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Aston Villa have signed gun Swedish prospect Khalid Abdo. Villa have beaten Fulham to the 16 year-old’s signature. Abdo is tied to Swedish Second Division outfit Lärje / Angered. Aston Villa have signed gun Swedish prospect Khalid Abdo.Villa have beaten Fulham to the 16 year-old’s signature. Abdo is tied to Swedish Second Division outfit Lärje / Angered.”I will play with the U18 team but hope to move up to the reserves as soon as possible. I feel I can handle the pace here so I want to take the step from U18 to reserves within a year,” he told fotbolltransfers.com.”Aston Villa graduate often players for the first team. Their academy is the best of those I was with. I feel that I can best develop here.” – thanks to Fotbolltransfers.com

Download new tribalfootball.com app and win FIFA 13 | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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tribalfootball.com has launched an exciting new mobile app for iPhone and Android. tribalfootball.com has launched an exciting new mobile app for iPhone and Android.Now you can get your tribalfootball.com news when you’re on the move and to celebrate we’re giving away a copy of FIFA 13 to our app users this weekend.For your chance to win, all you have to do is sign up and take part in the interaction with other fans during this weekend’s Premier League round. It’s that easy!Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tribal.footballIOShttp://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tribal-football/id555981611?mt=8

Ex-Barcelona star Marquez keen to remain with NYRB | MLS News | Tribal Football

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Rafael Marquez insists he is keen to remain with New York Red Bull despite the bitter end to the 2012 season. Rafael Marquez insists he is keen to remain with New York Red Bull despite the bitter end to the 2012 season.The Red Bulls were controversially beaten in the Eastern Conference semi-final playoff second leg 1-0 by DC United with former Barcelona star Marquez sent off for a second bookable offence.The 2-1 aggregate loss has ended New York’s campaign but Marquez is already looking forward to next season where he plans to finish his career with a title.“I want to try and be a champion,” said the Mexico international. “It’s my last year and I want to be a champion here in MLS.“We have everything but we need to work. Myself, I start [by trying] to be in good shape.”Regarding the star-studded Red Bull’s shortcomings since he joined, Marquez added: “Maybe in these three years, we don’t have a good, good team.“It was always different. One game we play well, the other we play bad. We need to try keep maybe that level and I don’t know what’s going to happen next year, but we need to try and stay at the same level.” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

DC United ends NYRB campaign in controversial semi-final | MLS News | Tribal Football

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DC United have booked an Eastern Conference Championship final with Houston Dynamo thanks to a 1-0 win over New York Red Bull at Red Bull Arena on Thursday night. DC United have booked an Eastern Conference Championship final with Houston Dynamo thanks to a 1-0 win over New York Red Bull at Red Bull Arena on Thursday night.Nick DeLeon netted an 88th minute winner following the 1-1 draw in the first leg on the weekend in a game which saw both sides finish with 10 men among a plethora of chances, particularly for the home side.DC goalkeeper Bill Hamid was given his marching orders with 20 minutes remaining for denying Kenny Cooper a clear goalscoring opportunity before Rafael Marquez received a second yellow card in the 75th minute in what was a wild finish.Hamid’s foul resulted in a penalty which Cooper tucked past replacement gloveman Joe Willis but referee Mark Geiger ordered a re-take for encroachment of the area with Cooper then having the subsequent spot-kick saved.Nevertheless, DC moved through to the playoff final and match-winner DeLeon was over the moon during the post-match.“It’s unbelievable. I’m speechless,” DeLeon said. “Just being a part of this group, it’s been a great journey and it’s not over yet.“The fans, man. I can’t thank them enough for coming out. This is for them, this is for our franchise, this if for everybody.“We came out today to try to prove something about the credit we deserve. We’re going to keep proving people wrong. That’s what we’re here to do.” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Villa clinch deal for teenage youngster Abdo | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Aston Villa are reported to have signed 16-year-old Khalid Abdo on a three-year deal, reports the Birmingham Mail. Aston Villa are reported to have signed 16-year-old Khalid Abdo on a three-year deal, reports the Birmingham Mail.The Swedish starlet, tipped as a hot-prospect for the future, has attracted a number of European clubs.Fulham and Hamburg were amongst those interested in his signature. Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Aston Villa

Cahill leaps to defence of NYRB teammate Cooper | MLS News | Tribal Football

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Tim Cahill was quick to leap to the defence of New York Red Bull teammate and club leading scorer Kenny Cooper following Thursday night’s Eastern Conference semi-final defeat. Tim Cahill was quick to leap to the defence of New York Red Bull teammate and club leading scorer Kenny Cooper following Thursday night’s Eastern Conference semi-final defeat.Cooper was felled in the area by Bill Hamid in the 69th minute which saw the DC keeper sent off before the Red Bull striker then slotted home the subsequent penalty. However, referee Mark Geiger wanted a re-take for encroachment with Cooper seeing his second spot-kick saved by replacement Joe Willis.After the match, Cooper was a dejected sole in the dressing room but Cahill swiftly defended his mate who has been a star for the Red Bulls this season.“I’ve missed penalties in the past, and I don’t even for one instant blame [him],” said Cahill.“He has 18 goals. Guy’s a freak.”The defeated ended New York’s run in the 2012 MLS playoffs  The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Chelsea finally make a profit for Abramovich | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Chelsea revealed it made a profit of £1.4m for the financial year ending on 30 June, the first time the club has made a profit since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich took over as owner in 2003. Chelsea revealed it made a profit of £1.4m for the financial year ending on 30 June, the first time the club has made a profit since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich took over as owner in 2003.The West London club also recorded a record group turnover of £255.7m.The team won the Champions League last season as well as the FA Cup.The profit comes after a £67.7m loss in the previous financial year.Chelsea says it is in a strong position to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play criteria for the coming seasons.The increase in turnover puts them above Arsenal in the money league and in fifth place in the world behind Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.Club chairman Bruce Buck said: “We will never forget that night in Munich and now we are celebrating serious progress off the field, too.”While we draw huge satisfaction from the achievements of the past 12 months, we are more than ever focused on continuing the story of on-field success supported by improving financial performance off the pitch.””The club also enjoyed an uplift in revenues from commercial activities including new partners and merchandising,” a Chelsea statement said.It added: “The club also negotiated a deal with BSkyB to acquire its interest in Chelsea Digital Media Ltd (the holder of certain Chelsea media rights). This deal allows the club to have full control of our digital media strategy.”The Stamford Bridge club’s statement also said that debt of some £166.6m was turned into equity during the course of the year “making Chelsea FC plc debt free”. Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Chelsea

NYRB loss will only make us stronger – Cahill | MLS News | Tribal Football

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New York Red Bull’s Eastern Conference semi-final playoff loss to DC United on Thursday night can provide a positive for the club in the long run according to Tim Cahill. New York Red Bull’s Eastern Conference semi-final playoff loss to DC United on Thursday night can provide a positive for the club in the long run according to Tim Cahill.The Red Bulls were beaten 1-0 by DC in a crazy match at Red Bull Arena which saw two players (Bill Hamid and Rafael Marquez) sent off in the final 20 minutes, a Red Bull penalty scored and then missed on the re-take and an 88th minute winner from Nick DeLeon to give the Washington club a 2-1 aggregate victory.Australian midfielder Cahill admits it was an emotional exit for New York but is certain that the manner of the defeat will be a good learning experience for some of the squad members.“I’m gobsmacked,” Cahill told reporters after the game. “Football throws up difficult emotions and today there’s a lot of emotional players. It can only make some of us stronger.“We have to just look back over the game. Obviously, we could’ve won the game, we know it. That’s probably why it hurts so much.” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball