Who is this £9.5m speedster Newcastle have signed? A clever recruit by Benitez?

Who is Yoshinori Muto? A shrewd signing by Newcastle United? As per reports, Newcastle United have signed Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto for £9.5m, from Mainz. The player’s arrival is subject to a work permit being issued. Muto, 26, was a part of Japan’s World Cup squad but made only one appearance – in the 1-0 … Read more

Get him in Nuno – This diminutive World Cup star could be an ideal signing for Wolves

Why signing Quintero would be a good move for Wolves A very ambitious Wolverhampton Wanderers are inspecting the possibility of signing Colombian attacking midfielder Juan Quintero. The 25-year-old impressed in the World Cup, scoring once and assisting twice in three games. Wolves have already strengthened their prospects for next season by getting Rui Patricio, Willy … Read more

Fellaini’s game in numbers vs Japan – A masterstroke by Mourinho to extend the Belgian’s stay at Man United

Fellaini’s game in numbers vs Japan – Why Jose has done a brilliant job by extending his contract Belgium were sinking against Japan as the Asians were leading the game 2-0 in the second half. The Japanese team did very well to match, if not outplay Belgium in terms of passing play and they were handsomely rewarded. … Read more

Match Report: Italy Pulled Off A Remarkable Comeback Against Japan To Reach The Confederations Cup Semi-Finals

In one of the most hectic matches in recent memory, Italy pulled off a remarkable comeback before scoring late to defeat Japan 4-3 in Confederations Cup action in Recife on Wednesday night. Sebastian Giovinco struck in the 86th minute to clinch the victory for the Azzurri. Daniele De Rossi bagged Italy’s first, an Atsuto Uchida … Read more

Food For Thought: Five Alternative Transfer Targets For Clubs This Summer

What to do, what to do? At the time of year when the season draws to a close, it seems that due to the lack of football about the only thing that can keep us from going into a state of chronic dementia is the giddy delerium that surrounds the transfer window. With the air … Read more

19.05.12 – The Reason Why Chelsea Are In Japan Now

Chelsea landed in Japan on Sunday ahead of their Club World Cup campaign which is due to start tomorrow. It was probably the nicest welcome that Rafa Benitez has received since he became Chelsea’s interim head coach. Hundreds of fans greeted the players at Narisa airport outside of Tokyo – some members of the squad were more … Read more