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Kevin Doyle off to MLS
Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle has just signed up to play for MLS side Colorado Rapids – and he is already learning the lingo ahead of his move to America.
Doyle will remain at Wolves for the rest of this season before joining the likes of Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in MLS on July 1st, with this lesson in American phrases part of his initial process.
Have a laugh as Doyler struggles to get his mind right for his big move to America on the link below:
Falcao unlikely to be at Man Utd next season
Colombian striker Radamel Falcao has given his biggest public hint yet that he will not be at Manchester United next season, after admitting he will decide where he wants to play next season shortly.
Falcao has struggled to adapt to the pace of the Premier League and does not seem to have impressed Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal in recent months, with the deal to make the striker's loan move from Monaco permanent unlikely to be sealed.
That idea was cemented by Falcao's latest comments, as he insisted he would consider his options for the next stage of his career when this season comes to an end.
"When the league ends, I'll sit down and look at things and see what's in my best interest, where to play," he said in an interview with reporters in Colombia.
"All players need to play and playing is what makes them happy."
The striker insisted he had no problems with United boss Louis van Gaal and accepted the decision to leave him out of the United line-up time and again in recent weeks.
"He has to make his own decisions, just like any other coach. I try to act in the best possible way," he added. "I try to remain professional and to make the most of the game time I get", he said.
"For now we don't think about the future. I'm completely committed to the club. There are eight games to go and anything can happen."
Falcao has been linked with moves to other Premier League clubs, but his huge price tag and wage demands mean only a few clubs in world football could consider signing him from Monaco.
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Time nearly up for Cech at Chelsea
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has confirmed he will not continue as back-up to Blues first choice Thibaut Courtois next season.
Cech has made four Premier League starts compared to Courtois' 25 this term, but did play in the Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham at Wembley earlier this month in what could be interpreted as a show of thanks from manager Jose Mourinho.
"I don't know what the club's idea will be," Cech told the website of Czech newspaper Idnes.
"It looks like it works well with me and Thibaut as a duo, but that can work for one season only. I don't want another one like this.
"There always will be speculation. I leave it for the summer.
"It will be important to sit down with the club and with the manager to consider all the pros and cons. We will see what will work out the best."
Cech has been linked with a host of clubs, including Real Madrid, Paris St Germain and Arsenal.
Mourinho earlier this month insisted he would not stand in Cech's way should he wish to leave at the end of the season.
Yet Cech's status means a big fee will be required to prise him from Stamford Bridge as his contract does not expire until the end of next season.
"I don't waste my time trying to persuade him, because I know nobody can persuade him," said Mourinho.
"If he tells me he wants to leave, I will tell him my opinion and my opinion is one of the three best goalkeepers in the world. Huge money."
Skrtel insists he didn’t mean to stamp on De Gea
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has rejected a Football Association charge of violent conduct for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and will seek to escape a ban for the offence.
Video evidence was used to charge the centre-back, currently away on international duty with Slovakia, after television pictures highlighted the incident – missed by referee Martin Atkinson – in the last seconds of Sunday's 2-1 defeat at Anfield.
Skrtel chased a through-ball as 10-man Liverpool searched for a late equaliser but De Gea slid in to get there first and the defender continued his run and stood on the goalkeeper's right shin.
A three-man panel of former elite officials were asked by the FA to review the footage independently of each other and there was unanimous agreement the offence warranted a red card.
Skrtel was given until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge and has decided to contest it.
If he fails in his challenge, Skrtel will receive a three-match ban – which covers league games at Arsenal and home to Newcastle either side of the FA Cup quarter-final replay at Sky Bet Championship side Blackburn.
Coincidentally, Skrtel could argue a precedent was set back in January when Chelsea striker Diego Costa was charged for a stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can but escaped punishment for one on Skrtel himself. The Spain international stood on the defender as he slid in to make a tackle in a similar incident to Skrtel's coming together with De Gea.
The incident was looked at retrospectively using television evidence after both the Skrtel flashpoint and the stamp on Can were missed by referee Michael Oliver.
"Following a review of an incident during the game involving Costa and Liverpool's Martin Skrtel, The FA will not be taking any further action," a statement from the FA said at the time.
However, Skrtel's hopes of succeeding appear slim. Costa appealed his charge for the offence against Can – with manager Jose Mourinho insisting both incidents were "absolutely accidental" – but was found guilty and banned for three matches.
It led to Mourinho claiming there was a "clear campaign" against Chelsea.
ESPN FC's Gabriele Marcotti discusses this weekend's results in Ligue 1, where Paris Saint-Germain took the lead in the league table.
At the risk of repeating myself, this season's Ligue 1 title race is by far the most exciting in Europe.
With eight games to go, one point separates leaders Paris Saint-Germain from second-placed Lyon, while Marseille are one further back. Plus, Monaco, who are fourth and four points behind Marseille, have a game in hand.
Such a scenario was totally unexpected. At the start of the season, the prevailing wisdom was that PSG would run away with the title like Bayern Munich have in Germany or…
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