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Pep Guardiola is wrong about Yaya Toure’s agent

Labor lessons from the Premier League’s latest controversy Here is a list of things that can all be simultaneously true: Yaya Toure’s chances of playing for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City are only slightly better than mine Yaya Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, has a long history of absurd statements. Recall, if you will, the time …

Pepe’s antics are getting quite tiresome.

By Sam Photo via Metro.co Miscommunication in the back-line saw Swiss defender Daniel Alaba gift Malta what is almost certainly its only goal against a top European team in the near and distant future. [source: streamable] Even Christian Benteke is not immune to total screw-ups in front of net, blowing this chance against Finland. [source: …

The Copa Del Rey final was a cavalcade of howlers

By Sam And then Barcelona won, in case you were wondering. Photo via Bleacher Report Adil Rami took a less than conventional route for separating Neymar from the ball. [source: streamable] https://streamable.com/7yak Oh, Neymar, it had been so long since you last ‘howled.’ [source: streamable] The whistle might have blown already, but Vancouver Whitecaps defender …

Soccer players express their anger many different and unhealthy ways

By Sam Photo via FootieAM Federico Barba had one of those days at the office, looping an own-goal header in to put Stuttgart a goal down. [source: streamable] Eric Dier encapsulated Tottenham Hotspur’s frustration at Chelsea with this brutal tackle on Eden Hazard. [source: streamable] In Turkey, players handle fans running onto the field somewhat …

Jason Cummings learns why the Panenka is risky

By Sam Photo via Sky Sports Thanks to Hibernian’s Jason Cummings, we finally get to see what happens when someone misses a Panenka penalty. [source: streamable] Speaking of Panenkas, have you heard the new Howler Radio special about the penalty’s origins and legacy? Maybe it’s unfair of us to critique Dele Alli for his performance …

A Day Labourer Scores a Puskas Candidate

By Dan Stelly Photo via Shields Gazette Non-league. Premier League. Champions League. Who cares when you can juggle, swivel, and pick out the side netting with a scorching volley like this? South Shields’ Warren Byrne scored the goal of his life as his side topped Tow Law Town in English non-league play. [Source: Gfycat] You …

The Laws of Physics Don’t Apply to Payet

By Dan Stelly Photo via ITV Dimitri Payet’s free kick looked like it was going five feet wide before curling back into the top corner. It was just another brilliant moment from the West Ham attacker as his side finished level with Crystal Palace. [Source: Streamable] Chest, foot, thigh, back of the net — Edgar Costa delivered …

If footballers had walk-up music

By Gaby Kirschner [W]ith Major League Baseball’s 2016 season imminently upon us, the question must be asked: what if our best soccer players played baseball? Two things would be for certain: Cristiano Ronaldo would definitely refuse to wear a batter’s helmet because it would mess up his hair, and these would definitely be a few …

First the spin, then the chip

By Dan Stelly Photo via Medio Tiempo Javier Cortés spun, chipped, and scored one of the best goals of the Liga MX campaign as Pumas rolled over Morelia 4–2. [Source: Streamable] Jake Reeves took the last kick of the game and turned it into a game-winning, 93rd-minute volley for Wimbledon. [Source: Streamable] Nika Kvekveskiri struck …