Thursday Kickoff: Spurs eyeing Moyes, Ronaldo rips Messi, and more

Thursday Kickoff: Spurs eyeing Moyes, Ronaldo rips Messi, and more

Euro 2012

Thursday Kickoff: Spurs eyeing Moyes, Ronaldo rips Messi, and more


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With the surprising departure of Harry Redknapp shaking things up in the English Premier League, a clear front-runner has emerged to replace Redknapp and it's none other than Everton manager David Moyes.

One of the most well-respected managers in Europe for his consistent ability to produce results with a team that doesn't have the financial strength of its opponents, Moyes has spent a decade at the Liverpool club, but with a year remaining on his contract, he could be tempted to make the move to the big-spending London club.

Moyes led Everton to an impressive seventh-place finish after a slow start to the season, and did so despite the team once again spending very little in the transfer market.

Here are some other stories to get your Thursday going:


No matter where he goes, or what he does, Cristiano Ronaldo can't seem to get away from the comparisons to Lionel Messi, or away from the consistent believe that Messi is better than he is. He faced that burden yet again on Wednesday, and handled it about as poorly as anyone could.

Danish fans chanted Messi's name at Ronaldo during the Denmark-Portugal Euro match on Wednesday, and after the match, Ronaldo was asked about it. His response was both harsh and telling:

"You know where he was at this time (last year)? Do you know? He was being eliminated in the Copa America, in his own country. I think that’s worse, no?"

The comment came after Ronaldo endured an awful game that saw him miss some outstanding chances during Portugal's 3-2 victory against Denmark.


Italian forward Bernardo Corradi has been a solid addition to the Montreal Impact this season, but it looked like he might not stick around long since his deal to join the Impact was apparently only until the summer.

Corradi is staying put.

The Impact announced on Thursday that they have reached an agreement with Corradi to keep him for the remainder of the 2012 season.

What do you think of these developments? Would you like to see Moyes move to Tottenham? Do you feel bad for Ronaldo, or does his apparent jealousy make you laugh? 

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