Transfer Deadline Day With Twitter

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With #TransferDeadlineDay fast approaching, Twitter has collected a vast amount of transfer related information from this summer and compiled it showing what players are generating the most activity and where that activity is taking place. Very interesting. This visualization above shows geographically where conversations around the big deals has played out since July 1st.

Since the window opened on July 1st the player who has driven the most Tweets related to rumored transfer activity is Arturo Vidal. There have been more than one million mentions relating to his potential move to Manchester United. The top 5 are:

1) Arturo Vidal, 2) Sami Khedira, 3) Marco Reus, 4) Radamel Falcao, 5) Mats Hummels

In terms of the major deals involving Premier League clubs that have already gone through, the five that have seen the most Twitter discussion are:

1) Angel Di Maria, 2) Luis Suarez, 3) Alexis Sanchez, 4) Mario Balotelli, 5) Diego Costa

In terms of all transfer conversation (Done deals & rumored), the three players that have caused the greatest volumes of Tweets around transfer talk this summer are:

1) Angel Di Maria, 2) Luis Suarez, 3) James Rodriguez

The season starts with more than 60% of Premier League players now on Twitter. Tottenham begins the season with 76% of their 1st team on Twitter – highest of any Premier League team at present.

All 20 Premier League Clubs are on Twitter, as well as two managers – @RonaldKoeman and @GarryMonk16

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Bayern Munich Confirms Xabi Alonso & Mehdi Benatia Signings

Filed under: La Liga News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Spanish La Liga, Soccer News

~~ Couple of big signings for Pep & Co with an eye on Champions League.

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AC Milan Tweets Out Fernando Torres Move Agreed

Filed under: EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights, Soccer News

~~ Great move for Fernando Torres… Get away from the ‘Chelsea Curse’ for the next two years (on loan) and get back to being the player he was once was.

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Video :: Trailer for Believe

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Legends, Manchester United, Movies, Videos

We’ve been talking about the upcoming US release of a film called Believe. And we will continue to do so to get the message out about it. It’s a movie about soccer. And it’s playing in theaters around the country as of September 12th. It’s not often that soccer movies make it to the big screen in American cinemas, and we want to support that. Because the more we support things like this as a community, the more things like this will happen in the sport. So you expect to see some more content around this film on the site and some gentle reminders to get out and support.

Plus we like art + movies. If and when they have soccer themes, even better. And this film is based around legendary Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby. And it’s a great film. Especially if you have young kids involved in the sport. Even better.

And finally, the trailer for this film (which is above) made the homepage of Hulu for upcoming movie releases. That’s another good sign. Hulu paying attention and giving love to a movie based on soccer. These are all very good things.

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Soccer in America – A Photographic Journey

Filed under: Chivas USA, Culture & Lifestyle, Los Angeles, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Photography, Soccer in America

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No matter what anybody says, you have to support your crew. That’s what fans do. Respect for representing.

Stub Hub Center

Carson, CA

Summer 2014

~beans

To submit your photos to be included in this series, email them to dunny [at] bumpypitch.com.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Interview – Opens Up About Lionel Messi Rivalry

Filed under: La Liga News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Spanish La Liga, Soccer News, Videos

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~~  Always surprised when people can’t believe players don’t like each other… Teammates don’t like each other.. Opponents don’t like each other… Cristiano and Messi don’t like each other.

Cristiano is one of the few that actually speaks his mind (for the most part) and is sometimes brutally honest when talking about where he sees himself in the game and in comparison to others.

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Government v. Airline beef causes havoc for Venezuelan soccer team

Filed under: Peru, Venezuela

4 day road trip

from WSJ

When this city’s professional soccer club traveled to a key match in Peru, its tough rival wasn’t the only challenge. The team also had to endure an arduous four-day journey, including four connecting flights, a layover in neighboring Colombia and a jarring, cross-border bus ride.

The 20-man team was a victim of the long-simmering dispute between international airlines and the leftist administration of President Nicolas Maduro. With the cash-strapped government holding back on releasing $3.8 billion in airline-ticket revenue because of strict currency controls, carriers have slashed service to Venezuela by half since January, adding another layer of frustration to daily life here.

Much more over at the Wall Street Journal: Trapped in Venezuela

* This is a great story…. I’m one of those dudes that does not like driving. I’m ok with traveling a little bit, but after the flight gets in that 2 hour range, I start to get antsy. Like, really antsy. I need scotch and food and stuff like that.

Now, imaging if you are planning on playing a match, in another country, and it takes you four days to get there. How crazy would that be. Especially if it was something that could kind of be avoided.

Anyways, head over to the article on WSJ, its a good read.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Named 2013/14 UEFA Best Player In Europe

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~~  Can’t argue the statistical season and impact CRon7 had during the 2013/14 season.

The Portugal captain received the 2013/14 accolade at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco from UEFA President Michel Platini. Ronaldo, among the final nominees for the fourth successive year, finished ahead of FC Bayern München’s Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer in a live vote by a panel of 54 journalists who had to select, via an electronic system, their favourite from a three-man shortlist announced a fortnight ago.

Ronaldo, speaking during a ceremony that followed the UEFA Champions League group stage draw, said: “I’m really happy so I must say thanks to my team-mates because without the team, individual awards would not be possible. I don’t have this trophy in my museum, so my brother is going to put it there.”

The 29-year-old – who follows Franck Ribéry (2012/13), Andrés Iniesta (2011/12) and Lionel Messi (2010/11) as a recipient of the accolade – broke the record for goals, 17, by a player in a UEFA Champions League campaign last term as Madrid claimed their long-awaited tenth European title.

“It was amazing, something that Madrid had looked to do for many years. As Madrid players we feel as though you have to win the Champions League. It was a fantastic season – we won the Champions League, the Spanish Cup and the [UEFA] Super Cup.”

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