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Manchester United Still Don't Realize They're Not Manchester United Anymore

It’s kind of cute, if in a sad sort of way. Manchester United, once the biggest name in the game, chasing after superstars in the press like a giddy child racing after lightning bugs in the night, hoping to nab one or two like the big clubs can but knowing deep down that it won’t actually happen. » 8/26/15 4:43pm Wednesday 4:43pm

Gareth Bale Has Ugly Shot And Dumb Headband, Still Hits Half-Court Shots

Hm, this is a tough one. You’d think maybe Gareth Bale would flaunt going 3-of-5 in this half-court challenge thing, because damn, that’s some pretty good shooting. But then you remember what his awkward shooting motion looks like, and how goofy he looks with that headband, and you think, You know Gareth, you might… » 3/31/15 1:11pm 3/31/15 1:11pm

Gareth Bale Strikes Perfect Free Kick To Score For Wales

It is a dreary day for soccer fans, with the usual slate of dozens of club matches interrupted for a handful of international ones. But at least we have some competitive Euro 2016 qualifiers, where we can see the Welsh Gareth Bale unleash this free kick goal against Israel. With a golden generation that includes… » 3/28/15 2:52pm 3/28/15 2:52pm

Why Would Gareth Bale Want To Go Back To England?

There's a battle for Gareth Bale's soul being waged in the media of two different countries. On one side, you have the Spanish press expressing the frustrations of their readers by bashing the player's lazy, timid displays on the pitch. On the other, the press in Bale's native Britain is using its pages to decry his… » 3/17/15 4:18pm 3/17/15 4:18pm

Cristiano Ronaldo Reminds Us Why He's So Likable

In a weekend that saw Lionel Messi overtake Cristiano Ronaldo as the Spanish league's top scorer this season, Ronaldo can rest easy knowing his Argentine rival isn't likely to catch up to another one of his records: that of world's most-liked Facebook page. What makes him so beloved? Well, besides the multi-talented » 3/16/15 11:51am 3/16/15 11:51am

How Real Are These Rumors About Gareth Bale To Manchester United?

The January transfer window is almost here, which means the rumor mill is just starting to rev up into the senseless, self-serving, outlandish, and dangerously addicting clusterfuck we've come to expect. And while some of the rumors can already be written off fairly easily—Barcelona to sell Busquets? lol—this whole… » 12/24/14 9:16am 12/24/14 9:16am

Fans Get Too Turnt When Gareth Bale Scores Winner, Start Wrecking Shit

European national teams are competing in Euro 2016 qualifiers today, and so the tiny, sucky nation Wales were tasked with traveling to the smaller, suckier nation of Andorra today. Wales are bad, but they were supposed to win comfortably. Still, it took an 81st-minute free kick from superstar Gareth Bale to give Wales… » 9/09/14 5:12pm 9/09/14 5:12pm

Young Superstars Neymar And Gareth Bale Are The Future Of El Clásico

Tomorrow is El Clásico, a matchup between two of the biggest, most storied clubs in the world: Real Madrid and Barcelona. It's the best rivalry in sports because it's the best kind of rivalry in sports. For 90 minutes, decades of shared history, clashing politics and nationalism will intersect with soccer to create… » 10/25/13 2:52pm 10/25/13 2:52pm

Tottenham Sold Their Soul To Beat Arsenal, But It Might Not Be Enöugh

A hundred years ago, Arsenal moved to North London and built Highbury minutes away from Tottenham's stadium, White Hart Lane. For a hundred years the two have fought, the pendulum swinging one way, and then the next, decade to decade. And then the 1990s happened, and then the 2000s, and after nearly a hundred years,… » 9/04/13 3:18pm 9/04/13 3:18pm

The Gareth Bale Transfer Saga Is The Worst Thing In Sports

This is so dumb. A few months ago, rumors started swirling about Tottenham's Gareth Bale, the Premier League player of the year, heading to Spain to sign for Real Madrid. All summer, it seems, Real Madrid has been closing in on the star for what's been reported by everyone to be a record-breaking sum anywhere between… » 8/22/13 5:23pm 8/22/13 5:23pm

Sketchy Reports: Gareth Bale To Be Sold For All The Money

According to a variety of dubious reports in unreliable foreign outlets, Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale is actually, really, finally, supposedly about to be sold off to Real Madrid for (at present exchange rates) $145.81 million, with Spurs supposedly then buying up everyone this side of George Best to make up for… » 8/20/13 12:26pm 8/20/13 12:26pm

Why Robert Lewandowski, Gareth Bale, Luis Suárez Want To Move, But Can't

Last May, Borussia Dortmund lost to rivals FC Bayern in the Champions League final after finishing second by 25 points to Bayern in the German Bundesliga. Just days after, it was reported that Dortmund's Mario Götze and Robert Lewandowski—possibly the club's two best players—were headed to Bayern. Götze had already… » 7/31/13 3:39pm 7/31/13 3:39pm