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Torres deal satisfies all parties


WhoScored: Liverpool scoring woes solved?

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 By Peter Thorne

West Ham must be wary of Leicester City banana skin

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce explains that his side picked up a well-deserved point in a 1-1 draw with Sunderland, as the Hammers currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League.

West Ham welcome Leicester City to Upton Park on Saturday looking for a vital win to take into the busy Christmas period.

Hammers fans may have one eye on the rather more tempting fare available with a Boxing Day visit to Chelsea or a match two days later against Arsenal at the Boleyn, but it is vitally important that the team gain maximum points against the Foxes, as any loss of momentum could cost them dearly in the later games.

It's a tradition that when the fixture list is released every...

Immobile's play a bright spot despite Dortmund's disappointing draw

Borussia Dortmund were denied only their fifth win of the season after being held to a 2-2 draw by second placed Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.

"For today the result is okay," Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp said on German television after the action-packed 2-2 draw against VfL Wolfsburg. A point against the Wolves is honorable for at least 16 teams in the league, as the second placed side are tough opposition.

Dortmund fans held up a banner before the game, which read: "Our passion is your motivation -- come on boys, fight and win!" And that's what 'the boys' did. Again, Dortmund presented themselves as the better side in the...

Another draw would suit Sunderland in derby

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Craig Burley weigh in on Jozy Altidore's future with Sunderland.

It is one of the fiercest of local derbies in football and its outcome affects fans for days, even seasons, to come, throughout the North-east of England.

If Sunderland's game at Newcastle United on Sunday is won by either side, the result will bring exhilaration to one set of fans, deep gloom to the other.

Forget any assumption that with so much more in common than to divide them, the cities of Newcastle and Sunderland should really take football rivalries less seriously.

Gone, long ago it...

 By Tom Marshall

"Cubo" Torres deal to MLS, with loan to Chivas, satisfies all parties

Of the 29 goals that Chivas USA scored in 2014, 14 came from Erick Torres.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- It is largely forgotten in the narrative of Erick "Cubo" Torres' rise that, before he left Chivas for MLS in mid-2013, the striker was the subject of boos from home fans inside the Estadio Omnilife.

After bursting onto the scene in 2011, Torres became the embodiment of fans' discontent as a young side that had promised so much began to wilt under the expectation of success at one of Mexico's "big two" clubs. Torres scored just once in his last 20 appearances and was relegated...

 By Musa Okwonga

Louis van Gaal, Man United must maintain momentum by beating Villa

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno, Shaka Hislop and Steve Nicol discuss whether or not Manchester United are Premier League title contenders after winning six consecutive league matches.

Manchester United enter the Christmas season in a position reassuringly familiar to many of their supporters. They lie third in the league, having surged there on the back of six consecutive victories. What's more, for all their woes over injuries to key defenders, they have the fourth-best defence in the league: They have conceded 17 goals, behind only Chelsea and Southampton (13) and Manchester City (14).

Given that Louis van Gaal's teams have often been accused of inattention to detail at the...

 By James Young

The problem with Brazilian football coaches? Try the culture around them

Muricy Ramalho partly blames his recent health problems on managing in Brazil. He might have a point.

"I've never had heart problems before ... [the doctors] said that it was caused by stress. My heart was beating in a strange way. It was frightening ... it made me wonder whether all this madness is worth it."

Those were the words of Muricy Ramalho, the Sao Paulo coach who was hospitalised in September and diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia, during an interview with Brazil's "Esporte Espetacular" TV show back in October. Ramalho, who was one of the candidates to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari as...