Andreas Samaris Signs Five Year Deal With Benfica

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Samaris

~~ Watched Samaris up close when I was out at Olympiacos’ training session and game against Manchester City… Dude is seriously underrated.

via UEFA

Olympiacos FC have announced the signing of Jimmy Durmaz from Gençlerbirli?i SK, having allowed Andreas Samaris to depart for SL Benfica.

Samaris, also 25, has signed a five-year deal with the Portuguese champions after they agreed a reported €10m fee with Olympiacos. The midfielder arrives at the Eagles after helping Greece to the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, taking his tally of caps to seven in the process, and joins fellow former Olympiacos midfielder in Lisbon after his switch last summer. Samaris scored four goals in 28 appearances in his only season at the Piraeus club, having made his name over four years at Panionios GSS.

Benfica and Olympiacos will start their UEFA Champions League campaigns in the group stage and will find out their opponents during Friday’s draw in Monaco.

Added on August 23rd, 2014 by

Georgios Samaras Joins West Brom On Two Year Deal

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Samaras

~~ Solid pickup for West Brom… Size, strength, goal scoring ability and experience.

via WestBrom

GEORGIOS Samaras insists it was an easy decision to join Albion – and is relishing the chance to pit his wits again in the Barclays Premier League.

The Greece international today put pen to paper on a two-year Baggies deal before joining up with his new team-mates.

And the 29-year-old striker is eager to bring success to The Hawthorns once he has caught up on his fitness.

“I feel really good,” said Samaras, who was out-of-contract at Celtic following his World Cup exploits.

“The people around the club are kind and I feel like it is a family club.  It was an easy decision for me to come here.”

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Harry Redknapp Offers Gazza QPR Role With Youth Team

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Gazza Umbro

~~  Plenty of pictures circulating around the interwebs today about the current states Gazza is in and it’s heartbreaking…. Had the opportunity to train alongside Gazza at Glasgow Rangers for three months in 1997 and he was hands down the funniest person I’d ever been around and an even player.  Hopefully things don’t go down the path we’re all expecting.

via Guardian

“I saw him about a month ago and said: ‘I’ll pick you up in the mornings, Gazza, come training with me and do a bit of work with the kids.’ I’d love it if he could do that,” the Rangers manager Harry Redknapp said.

“I’d pick him up every morning at quarter to six at the top of his road. He can go and do some coaching with the kids and help Steve Gallen with the younger players. It’s an open invitation to him.

“He’s a great lad and it’s sad to see what’s happened to him and how he’s looking at the moment. I see Gazza around and I love him. He’s got a heart of gold. He’s probably given his last penny away. That’s how he is. But everybody has tried to help and the only person who can help him now has got to be himself.”

Added on August 22nd, 2014 by

Trailer :: Annabelle

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Trailer - Annabelle

~~  No chance that you’ll watch this and NOT get the chills…..

She terrified you in The Conjuring, but this is where it all began for Annabelle.

Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month.

New Line Cinema supernatural thriller Annabelle begins before the evil was unleashed.

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.

On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now… Annabelle.

Added on August 22nd, 2014 by

Soccer in America – A Photographic Journey

Filed under: Chivas USA, Culture & Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Photography, Soccer in America

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Stub Hub Center

Carson, CA

May 2014

~beans

To submit you photos to be included in this series, email them to dunny [at] bumpy pitch.com.

Added on August 22nd, 2014 by

Nike Air Tech Challenge II

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Nike Air Tech

~~ I can distinctly remember working my ass off for the whole summer heading into my senior year of high school just so I could cop a pair of kicks that looked EXACTLY like these… Date Kicks.

A good look at the White / Pure Platinum / Midnight Navy color way drop in the Nike Air Tech Challenge II, spotted and available over at Premier.

Added on August 22nd, 2014 by

Julio Cesar Signs Two Year Deal At Benfica

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Julio Cesar

~~  No love for Toronto FC?!?!

via SLBenfica

Júlio César signs a two-year contract with SL Benfica

Júlio César is the Reds new signing for the next two seasons.

The Brazilian comes from Queens Park Rangers after playing for Internazionale between 2005 and 2012.

Added on August 22nd, 2014 by

Eduardo Vargas Joins QPR On Year Long Loan

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Eduardo Vargas QPR

~~  BIG pickup for Ol’ Arry…

via QPR

QPR agree season-long loan move for Napoli front-man Eduardo Vargas …

QPR have beaten off competition from a number of Europe’s top clubs to clinch the season-long loan signing of Napoli attacker Eduardo Vargas.

Vargas – who featured in all four of Chile’s World Cup Finals fixtures in Brazil this summer, scoring the only goal of the game against Spain – links up with fellow Chilean international team-mate Mauricio Isla at Loftus Road.

In joining, he becomes Harry Redknapp’s sixth signing of the summer transfer window.

Redknapp told www.qpr.co.uk: “Eduardo is a quality player. He’s sharp, he’s bright, and he’s very lively on and off the ball.

“He can play as a number nine, he can play in behind, he can play wide – he’s very versatile.  I really liked the look of him during the World Cup and he’s a player our scouts have been looking at for some time.

“He’s been on our radar for a long time now and we’ve had reports on him, from our scout over there, for a while.

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