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Chris Brunskill

I hope you got to watch the incredible Champions League Final yesterday. What a match. Now that it's over, we've got more "silly season" stuff to dig into.

Happy Arrested Development Day!

Newcastle

Marseille have Steven Taylor in their sights | JournalLive
The word "desperate" appears in this article three times. Draw your own conclusions.

Taylor urges Coloccini to stay | ESPN FC
If Saylor is leaving, why is he saying all of these things?

Newcastle will fight to keep Coloccini | Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Translation: "If you want him, pay up."

Magpies facing striker battle | The Northern Echo
Aubameyang's price is quickly surpassing what West Ham have agreed to pay for Andy Carroll, who apparently still hasn't signed.

Parting Ways With Andy Carroll | The Liverpool Offside

Talk about fitting into Brendan Rodgers' preferred system is boorish and overhyped; Brendan Rodgers didn't even fit into Brendan Rodgers' preferred system during his first season at Liverpool, and while Carroll seems to invite a style of play that's more direct than Rodgers apparently preferred, there's nothing to indicate that he would have been lacking had he found himself on Merseyside this season.

Weimann set to decide Villa future | ESPN FC
What do you think? Are you interested in Andreas Weimann? I was surprised that Jim was as excited about the possibility as he was when I brought this up on the podcast this week, so I'm currently reevaluating my position.

Michael Owen: Good or great? | Back Page Football
Certainly great at his best, but consistency is what earns the label, in my opinion.

Enrique Hoping for Liverpool Stay | The Liverpool Offside
Wow. This quote is significantly better than the ones that came out of the "happy to stay, happy to leave"/"aspire to more" interview when he was here.

Other Football

Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund, 2013 Champions League Final: Robben is the hero | Bavarian Football Works
Congrats, Bayern. I'm going to go throw up.

Staggeringly mediocre foreign teams who fluked their way to Wembley | guardian.co.uk
Wat. We get it, you hate Germany.

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