Home Football (page 840)

Football

Gerrard Opens Up About Rodgers’ Half-Time Team Talk Following Slip

Steven Gerrard has revealed how former Reds manager Brendan Rodgers reacted at half-time to his slip against Chelsea towards the end of the 2013/14 season. With just two games to follow this match, the title was Liverpool’s to lose but the England international’s slip meant Demba Ba cruised through to put Chelsea ahead at a pivotal point in the game, with the …

Read More »

Guillem Balague: Cristiano Ronaldo Won’t Be At Real Madrid Much Longer

The Spanish journalist has earmarked Paris Saint-Germain as Cristiano Ronaldo’s next destination sooner rather than later. It’s been well documented that the Portuguese genius has had some crosses to bear in recent times at the Bernebeu. Reports of rifts with everyone from fellow Galáctico Gareth Bale to Real manager Rafa Benitez abound. This has led to speculation surrounding Ronaldo’s future …

Read More »

How Martial Could Have Ended Up Playing For Man Utd’s Opposition This Weekend

It’s been revealed that Anthony Martial came close to joining Everton, Manchester United’s opponents this weekend, if certain pieces had fallen into place.  The France international has been nothing short of a sensation since arriving at Old Trafford on an initial £36 million price-tag, enough to water the eyes of any Premier League hierarchy, but it could have been the Toffees …

Read More »

Chelsea Boss Quotes Arsene Wenger In Outburst Over FA Fine

Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho was recently fined and received a suspended one-match stadium ban by the FA. He has since labelled this fine ‘an absolute disgrace’, going on to reference some of Arsene Wenger’s post-match comments. Mourinho’s recent post-match media outburst after the Blues’ most recent game against Southampton, in which he claimed referees were ‘afraid’ to give Chelsea decisions, has landed him a …

Read More »

Arsenal And Manchester United Vie For Player Dubbed ‘New Ozil’

Both teams are keen on the Turkish international, but to complicate matters Barcelona have now joined the fray. The man at the centre of the battle is Bayer Leverkusen ace Hakan Calhanoglu, who has been anointed the ‘new Mesut Ozil’ and is renowned for his dead-ball skills. The prodigiously talented 21-year-old has already been head hunted by Premier League stalwarts Arsenal & Manchester …

Read More »

Manchester United’s Player Of The Month Award Went Down To The Wire

Juan Mata

String puller Juan Mata has picked up Manchester United’s Player of the Month award for September, just sneaking in ahead of new boy Anthony Martial.  The award, as voted by fans, was decided by just a 2% sway in favour of the Spaniard, who received 44% of the vote while Martial received 42%, according to manutd.com. It was one of our closest-ever …

Read More »

Video: Jozy Altidore Receives Red Card As A Substitute

We have seen it all now. US Mens’ National Team striker Jozy Altidore was the on the bench last night for Toronto FC against New York Red Bulls. The former Sunderland man returned across the Atlantic having scored just one goal in 42 appearances for the Premier League outfit. However, last night was a new low for the 25 year-old, …

Read More »

Club Top Scorer Becomes Second Liverpool Player To Suffer Season-Ending Injury This Week

Jurgen Klopp already had a massive challenge on his hands in trying to revive Liverpool’s season. That task has now become that little bit more difficult with news that Danny Ings is to miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.  Sky Sports report that the former Burnley man ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in a regular training session at Liverpool’s …

Read More »

New-Look Spain Looking To Finally Put World Cup Nightmare Behind Them

Sixteen months ago in Salvador, Spain endured the worst 90 minutes of its recent football history. They arrived at the World Cup with all of the confidence and swagger one would expect from a squad expecting to retain their trophy, and to become the first nation since their temporary Brazilian hosts in 1962 to win back-to-back tournaments. That confidence lasted …

Read More »

Sporting Lisbon Defender Flattered By Man United Interest

Paulo Oliveira has hinted that joining Man United could be an option after reported interest from the Red Devils (via Ojogo). The Portuguese defender has thrived at Sporting since his £1.2million move from Vitoria Guimaraes last year, and has now attracted interest from the global giants. United have a famous history with Sporting – Nani and Marcos Rojo (who Oliveira ironically replaced in 2014) …

Read More »

Video: Is This Manchester United’s Fastest Player?

James Wilson is in with a massive shout if this video’s to be believed.  Billy Wingrove & Jeremy Lynch of F2Freestylers were on hand to test Wilson’s pace over a distance of 40 metres. Is James Wilson really that fast? Judge for yourself. (Video courtesy of F2Freestylers – Ultimate Soccer Skills Channel) For their part, the channel claimed: Wow 😮 To run …

Read More »

Liverpool Starlet’s Season Could Be Over After Picking Up Injury On International Duty

One of Liverpool’s up-and-coming prospects may have suffered a potentially season-ending injury while on international duty with England’s under-21s on Tuesday night.  The Liverpool Echo report that Joe Gomez has suffered a suspected anterior cruciate ligament injury. The 18-year-old defender now faces up to nine months in rehabilitation, a big blow for the youngster as well as incoming manager Jurgen …

Read More »