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  • Balotelli on a slippery slope at Nice

    Balotelli on a slippery slope at Nice

    Reuters
    Balotelli on a slippery slope at Nice

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - After a near-perfect start to his season at Nice, Mario Balotelli appears to be on a slippery slope after being sent off for dissent in a Ligue 1 game on Saturday. The Italian striker was shown a straight red card -- his second of the season -- in the 68th minute of their 1-0 win at Lorient, with referee Tony Chapron telling L'Equipe on Sunday: "He insulted me in English. Coach Lucien Favre, however, was less understanding. …

  • 'Stones lucky to have Guardiola, but he needs Kompany'

    'Stones lucky to have Guardiola, but he needs Kompany'

    Goal.com
    'Stones lucky to have Guardiola, but he needs Kompany'

    The defender had a tumultuous start to life at the Etihad Stadium and Rio Ferdinand feels that he would have benefited from his team-mate's guidance …

  • Premier League: John Stones is missing Kompany's tutelage - Ferdinand

    Premier League: John Stones is missing Kompany's tutelage - Ferdinand

    Omnisport
    Premier League: John Stones is missing Kompany's tutelage - Ferdinand

    John Stones' uneven start to life at Manchester City would have been smoother, but for Vincent Kompany's fitness woes, says Rio Ferdinand. …

  • Hot Football Transfer Gossip: Man City 'get Messi boost', Barcelona 'target Klopp and Po …

    Hot Football Transfer Gossip: Man City 'get Messi boost', Barcelona 'target Klopp and Po …

    Yahoo Sport UK
    Hot Football Transfer Gossip: Man City 'get Messi boost', Barcelona 'target Klopp and Po …

    Like Romeo and Juliet, Sharon and Phil, Trump and Putin and other great love stories of our time, Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi have the kind of powerful bond that is too strong to ever be broken, no matter what trials and tribulations they face. Today’s edition of the esteemed publication is especially perky about the prospect of Messi swapping the city of Gaudi for the city of Gary (Barlow), claiming Etihad bosses have made the signing their “number one summer priority”. City have …

  • WATCH: David Villa sent off after referee uses video replay

    WATCH: David Villa sent off after referee uses video replay

    Goal.com
    WATCH: David Villa sent off after referee uses video replay

    The former Barcelona star was initially booked after clashing with Houston Dynamo defender A.J. DeLaGarza but was then red carded soon after …