Month: April 2019

  • Didier Drogba, Guus Hiddink and Roman Abramovich together in stands for Chelsea vs Sunderland

    Romanrini was linked with Roma before Paulo Fonseca's appointment.“It would've been difficult to leave Atalanta right now," he said. "It would've almost been a betrayal. Roma were tempting, but what we achieved kept me here."With Atalanta in the Champio Abramovich, Didier Drogba and Guus Hiddink celebrated Chelsea's flying start against Sunderland in the Blues' first game since sacking. Drogba has sent the rumour mill into overdrive this afternoon - pitching up at Stamford Bridge for the match against the Black Cats. The Ivorian took his seat in Abramovich's VIP box alongside the owner and new manager Hiddink, who earlier today confirmed will take charge until the end of the season. Drogba was one of Mourinho's most trusted lieutenants during the Portuguese's first spell at the Bridge, and was brought back for a seccontent_imgond stint last season. There is now talk he could be part of Hiddink's new-look coaching setup as the Blues look to resurrect their disastrous campaign so far. following Monday night's defeat at Leicester which left them just a point above the relegation zone. Chelsea fans in the stands this afternTony Cascarino has told Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign one of three players this summer.The Red Devils could lose star midfielder Paul Pogba to Real Madrid this summer. And Cascarino believes the funds should be used to strengoon have vociferously shown their support for the former boss, with one banner even branding Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas In pictures: Tributes to Jose Mourinho On the pitch, the post-Mourinho era got off to the perfect start, with early goals from Branislav Ivanovic and Pedro putting the Blues in the driving seat. You can follow all the action by following Chelsea fans! Would you like to see Drogba on Hiddink's coaching staff?2000+ VOTES SO FAR
    Continue reading  
  • Diego Costa holding out for Atletico Madrid switch – and is willing to stay in Brazil unpaid for a year to force move

    is prepared to stay in Brazil for an entire season without pay as he holds out for a dream switch to Atletico Madrid. The striker said he has not reported for training as he does not wanger to get started for Roma.Smalling admits learning Italian will be a key to any success.“You do see very few English players going abroad and those that do are largely good players otherwise they wouldn't have gone," he told The Telegraph.“But t to train with the Blues' reserves, and is happy staying in Brazil and paying club fines until his future is resolved. Costa hopes to sort his future out quickly but is prepared to miss a year of playing rather than move somewhere other than Atletico, who are under a transfer embargo until Janucontent_imgary. He told the : "My desire is to go to Atletico. I have rejected other offers. They want to sell me to China or other teams. If I'm off, I'm going to the club I want to go to, not the club that's paying the most. "I am open to being a yeanho was appointed as Spurs boss two weeks ago after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino after over five years in charge of the north London club."Having [Jose] Mourinho there is an amazing statement from the club, I think he's a serial winner," Bale tr in Brazil without playing, even if Chelsea fine me for a year and don't pay me. I'll come back stronger. If I was in the wrong, I'd go back now and do as they say." Costa has slammed Chelsea's treatment of him this summer and said he is "not a criminal" as he holds out for a move to Atletico Madrid. The 28-year-old, who claims he was told he was not wanted by manager via text message in the summer, has yet to leave the club but did not return from his post-season break. Costa said he was happy at Stamford Bridge until Conte made it clear he had no future in the Italian's team, and now wants to rejoin the club he left to join Chelsea in 2014. "I am waiting for Chelsea to set me free. I didn't want to leave. I was happy. When the manager does not want you, you have to go," he said. "In January, things happened with the coach. I was on the brink of renewing my contract and they put the brakes on it. I suspect the manager was behind it. "They gave me a week extra off but since then it's fines all the way. They want me training with the reserves. I am not going to do that. "I am not a criminal and I am not in the wrong here. So, if they need to fine me, let them fine me." Costa, who said he feels Conte "doesn't possess charisma", was angry with how he was told to leave. He added: "There are ways of going about it. You don't do it by text message. You should be honest and direct to someone's face." Where will Diego Costa be at the end of the transfer window?23000+ VOTES SO FAR
    Continue reading  
  • Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still “world class”, insists Fenerbahce’s Simon Kjaer

    Fenerbaen's World Cup could be entered jointly with New Zealand in light of the tournament's recent expansion, reports, /.Earlier this year, Fifa upsized the eli Daily Star says the mega-rich Qatari owners of Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly on the verge of sealing a potential £120million takeover of Leeds United.Qatari Sports Investments (QSI) are closing in on a deal worth around £10million to secure ate international women's soccer tournament from 24 teams to 32, and the increased requirements fhce's Simon Kjaer claims is still world class despite his glaring miss against Liverpool. Kjaer will renew his rivalry with Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford in the Europa League, having faced the striker in Italy and France as well as for Denmark against Sweden. The Danish centre-half and skipper has dismissed his howler at Anfield and claims the veteran hitman is still one of the best in the business. "I'm looking forward to another rumble against him," he said. "It's always great to be up against the best in football. "Zlatan is the player I have met the most times - with Palermo, Roma, Lille, and for Denmark against Sweden. "I know him inside out, but still you never quite know, what he will do. OK, he had a good chance with a header against Liverpool, which he didn't take, but he is true world class. "Zlatan will always score goals. His age is just a number. His personal drive, ambition and passion is something every player can learn from. "You can't stop Zlatan as one person marking him. You need to work as a team to stop him, closing down space around him, not allowing the ball to get through to him in certain positions. "He is this rare species of a predator, where you can have a perfect game as a defender against him, but if he hits one of his genius moments, you just can't stop him." Kjaer claims United are on their way back after three years of struggle in the Premier League and Europe and says the appointment of was a real statement of intent. "Mourinho is the best example of a manager, who lives and breathes for getting results," he said. "He wins everywhere he goes. Probably his winning mentality, tactical knowledge and ability of almost always getting the right result are the reasocontent_imgns why Manchester United took him. "It's a signal to the world, that Manchester United want to be back, where this club belong as a winning team both in England and in international football. "They have bought some real top-class players this summer and it shows they mean serious business now. Manchester United belong at the top of the Premier League and international football." Who will win?1000+ VOTES SO FAR
    Continue reading  
  • Oscar and Hulk on target for Shanghai SIPG as Chinese Super League side thrash Western Sydney Wanderers

    Brazilian duo and Hulk were both on target for Shanhai SIPG on Tuesday night as the side thrashed Western Sydney Wanderers 5-1 in the AFC Champions League. Former Zenit and Porto striker Hulk kicked off the scoring just three minutes into the game. The 30-year-old rose well to meet a cross and powerfully guide the ball into the back of the net. The goalscorer then turned provider for his countryman only 14 minutes later. Oscar initially set up the move after cleverly nutmegging an opposition aratici has declared Paulo Dybala is not for sale.Paratici made the declaration before victory over Napoli.He said before kickoff: “The transfer market is planning and opportunity, so you need to keep your eyes out for the unpredictable elements. Tmidfielder. The former Chelsea man played back-to-back one-two's with separatep Guardiola feels sorry Phil Foden doesn't play enough for Manchester City. City's abundance of world-class talent has restricted the talented 19-year-old midfielder to just four appearances this season, three of them as a substitute.He came off thecontent_imge teammates before neatly finishing across goal. Wanderers managed to pull a goal back three minutes later, but it proved only to be a consolation as the China side ran out 5-1 winners. Is Oscar making a mistake going to China?4000+ VOTES SO FAR
    Continue reading  
  • Sadio Mane’s agent rejects claims player joined Liverpool instead of Tottenham for higher wages

    agent has rejected claims his client turned down a move to Tottenham in the summer due to his wage demands. The Senegal international joined for a £34million fee in the off-secontent_imgason and his representative, Bjorn Bezemer, says Mane had five big-money offers on the table when he decided to leave Southampton at the end of last campaign. Prior to Liverpool's victory over Spurs on Saturday, reports began to circulate claiming Mane had chosen the Reds over Spurs due to the higher wages on offer at Anfield. Mane would go on to score both goals in putting in a man of the match performance. Agent Bezemer has now hit back ntus.The Sun says Sarri is the Italian giants' No 1 target after cooling their interest in ex-Blues boss Antonio Conte.Stamford Bridge chief Sarri, 60, is preparing his team for next Wednesday's Europa League final against Arsenal but his future isat claims the 24-year-old forward opted for Merseyside over North London with money the main motivation, “Sadio had five offers in the summer and financially all of them were good,” the Guardian reported Bezemer to have said. “We wanted the right team, with the right coach at the right moment t Ham face being trumped by Real Betis for Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.The Mirror says Mitrovic is on the verge of a move to Real Betis, who look set to beat West Ham to his signature.Mitrovic is on Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini's wish list ifo arrive at the next level. “That is the reason Sadio went to Anfield.” Will Sadio Mane score 15 or more Premier League goals this season?2000+ VOTES SO FAR
    Continue reading  
  • Steven Gerrard “absolutely gutted” after hamstring injury forces him out of Michael Carrick testimonial

    Former captain has been forced to pull out of testimonial. Gerrard was guaranteed to be the pantomime villain at Old Trafford on Sunday, after being selected in the squad for Harry Redknapp's All-Stars. But the ex-England skipper picked up a ham from last night's home defeat to Southampton.The defender says they need to find a consistency."We haven't managed to score or win in the last couple of home games, and it's a big issue if we want to keep the consistency and stay where we want to bestring injury on Friday, while playing for a BT Sport team in a five-a-side game in Cardiff, a part of their build-up to Saturday night's final. Gerrard damaged the muscle in the act of scoring, and now misses out on a return to a ground where he was routinelyper joined from FC Nomme United last year on a scholarship contract - and has since kicked on under the guidance of Ken Gillard.The 17-year-old goalkeeper has made five appearances in the U-18 Premier League this season, in addition to keeping a clea booed during his career - and admits he's "absolutely gutted". "I managed to score a couple of goals, one of the lucky ones I hit I managed unfortunately to do my hamstring as I hit that one. "I'm going to be out for two to three weeks unfortunately. "I'm gutted, I love playing with Michael. He's a fantastic guy and an ex-team-mate of mine, but unfortunately I'm not going to be able to play in his testimonial at the weekend. "I'm absolutely gutted. "It wasn't fair, Hashtag United have been preparing and training for this for a year, where as we just rolled up and played. That's my excuse why we lost 12-9." Gerrard's injury doesn't exactly leave Redknapp short of midfield options however, given the presence in his squad of Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf, former Spanish international duo Marcos Senna and Gaizka Mendieta and Frank Lampard. Redknapp's squad also includes Shay Given, former United defender Phil Neville, Michel Salgado, Jamie Carragher, John Terry, Eric Abidal, Joan Capdevila, Damien Duff, Richard Garcia, ex-United striker Michael Owen, Robbie Keane and Eidur Gudjohnsen. Manchester United's Michael Carrick testimonial squad Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Wes Brown ,Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Mikcontent_imgael Silvestre, Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Ji-sung Park, Owen Hargreaves, Anderson (not playing), Darren Fletcher, Wayne Rooney, Louis Saha, Dimitar Berbatov Will Michael Carrick end his career at Manchester United?6000+ VOTES SO FAR
    Continue reading  
  • Ed Woodward has significantly improved Man United but will only inspire Chelsea to rise to the challenge

    To be fair to he has played a blinder. He deserves to be pouring himself a large one after a whirlwind weekend of transfer business. He’ll be allowing himself a wry smile at the vines on Twitter with his face superimposed onto the Wolf of Wall Street, arms outstretched, milking the applause. The reason? Darmian, Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin. Three top players. Three exciting names to start the juices flowing for fans ahead of the new season. In total four signings already to change the face of the Old Trafford team and to banish the blues of Woodward’s previous failures in the transfer market. Depay in before the end of the season. Darmian - rather than Nathaniel Clyne - to show some thinking outside the box. who has won all there is to win and hungry to prove he can do it at the highest level. Woodward has even followed all that up, just for good measure, with a warning to Real Madrid that keeper is going nowhere unless a deal can be put in motion - with Sergio Ramos going the other way - today. There were United fans offering their firstborn up to United's executive vice-chairman in the early hours of Monday morning. One wag suggested on Twitter last night that, far from surrendering Ramos to Old Trafford, Real should be preparing a £150million bid for Woodward. Another claimed, that Woodward could probably persuade Zayn to rejoin One Direction right now. The Old Trafford supremo was trending overnight as kudos from around the world poured in for his success in giving Reds fans something to shout about again. had wanted the new signings in by today, in time for the club’s pre-season tour of the USA. Woodward has delivered. He isn't quite The Equalizer yet though. Yes, there is no doubt whatsoever that in 72 hours he has significantly improved the United team. Already there is excitement at the thought of a return to the days when the Reds carried all before them. But can they really start to think about action reeling in that cruised to such a bloodless Premier League victory back in May? will take centre stage next weekend as he takes his team on tour of the United States. While he will doubtless express respect for the resurgent Reds it is a fair bet that he will take great pleasure in saying no. He would have a point too. Even if United were to add from Aston Villa to their impressive sprivella admits he's using the FA Cup to show Liverpool fans what he can do.The midfielder featured again in yesterday's 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury Town.Before kickoff, the Spaniard said of the third round win over Everton: “It was a relief for me, persree you would surely still have an organised, efficient Chelsea team with the winning habit over a Reds side adapting to their new arrivals and Van Gaal’s philosophy. Mourinho’s men finished 17 points ahead of Van Gaal’s fourth-placed side last season. The Special One will buy again this summer to ensure there is no complacency within the ranks of his title winners. He will look, out in the States, to see which of his youngsters is showing the most desire to force their way into the first-team picture. And skipper back early from his holidays to get himself in shape for the new season, will also lead from the front in ensuring the established stars do not get ahead of themselves. Mourinho predicted, even before the last campaign had ended, that the Reds’ resurgence (Van Gaal did what he was brought in to do by leading them back into the Champions League) would see the transfer market “collapse like wall street”. Yet De Gea clearly does still want to replace go to Real Madrid, especially It means Chelsea will have the best keeper in this top flight in Thibaut Courtois - even if United prise Hugo Lloris away from Spurs. Stoke’s Asmir Begovic as Petr Cech's replacement will be an able no.2 at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea still have the most orgacontent_imgnised, settled defence too, having conceded just 32 goals last season. Van Gaal clearly does have qualityder Ilkay Gundogan was delighted to finish the Community Shield as winners.City beat Liverpool in a penalty shootout on Sunday.Gundogan, who scored the opening penalty in City's 5-4 shootout victory, came on as a 61st-minute replacement for David Sil in defence but they will once take time to gel. With Cesar Azpilicueta and Branislav Ivanovic either side of Gary Cahill and John Terry, Chelsea have four players who know each others’ game and how to put their bodies on the line. In front of them Nemanja Matic alongside Ramires is still a experienced screen of steel and craft. United fans are right to lick their lips at the idea of Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin in tandem. They also have the intelligence of Daley Blind and the wrecking ball that is But Chelsea are keen on international midfielder And should they beat Manchester City and PSG to Paul Pogba - and they are far from out of that particular race - then Mourinho would be more than happy with his options in the centre of the park. As for their attacking options, Diego Costa will be a better player for his first campaign in English football. If he can smash 20 goals in a new league carrying a hamstring problem as he did for most of last season, imagine what the 26-year-old Spain striker will be like fully fit after a good rest and with his feet under the table. What Mourinho does with will be fascinating. The Chelsea boss’s motivation is obvious. He would take great delight in succeeding where Van Gaal failed last season while Falcao at anywhere near his best form is a fearsome prospect. And Chelsea's third-choice striker, Loic Remy, is still better than most clubs' first choices in the Premier League. In the trio behind the frontman, Player of the Year goes from strength to strength, Cesc Fabregas will only get better after making himself the assist king last season and Willian continues to be quick, dependable and decisive. To be fair to United, Depay and Juan Mata either side of Angel Di Maria (if he stays) with Wayne Rooney ahead of them isn’t too shabby. But then Van Gaal had three of those four players last season and only Rooney managed to get into double figures in the League with 12 goals. With and Javier Hernandez going, United are sure to bring in another forward. But even with a Harry Kane, a Benteke or a Gonzalo Higuain within their ranks, I’d still fancy Chelsea. As the debate raged regarding entertainment against efficiency last season, the Blues showed themselves to be decisive in getting the job done with games to spare. We may be in an entertainment industry but - as United showed themselves in reaching the top four - winning really is all that matters. There is so much more winning to come from Mourinho’s Chelsea team. Ironically a stronger United will bring it out of them. The Blues now have more of a challenge, a side to give them a far more sustained test. They will be motivated, too, to keep a reinforced with as their custodian at bay. City with adding vital pace and creativity will also be better. But with the Blues it is never about individuals, it is about the sum of the parts. That’s where Mourinho comes in. They have only just got started down at Stamford Bridge. Even with that money so well spent at Old Trafford, neither United nor anybody else can start thinking about knocking them off their perch just yet. Who will win the 2015-16 Premier League?12000+ VOTES SO FAR Done Deals - Summer 2015:
    Continue reading  
  • Liverpool’s Anfield upgrade continues as latest pictures show main stand redevelopment progress

    is starting to take shape, These are the latest pictures of Liverpool's iconic stadium during its redevelopment, which will see the Main Stand's capacity increase to over 20,000. Construction work is now turning to the interior of the stadium with the main exterior structure of the stand now in place. From inside the stadium the huge roof truss cuts a strange figure, towering over the current stand and showcasing just how big the revamped Main Stand will be. The second half of 2015 has seen a number of significant developments in the multi-million pound project - most notably the arrival of the 650 tonnes truss. Since then brickwork has begun on the exterior of the stand and transparent panels have been added to the roof. With the Main Stand shell built, much ofer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready for his test with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.Solskjaer revealed the Premier League managers met on Wednesday."I'm just happy he's not playing, because he'd score goals wouldn't he?" said Solskjaer."It's no different t the current work is taking place inside as construction continues on the stairways, walkthroughs and facilities that will be used by tens of thousands of supporters every season. Does Aace for Porto stoppercontent_img Felipe, Atletico are also in talks with Bayer for Tah, reports Kicker.Juventus are also interested in the 23 year-old Germany international.Tah only penned a contract to 2023 a year ago, but Bayer would be willing to sell for annfield offer the best atmosphere in English football?2000+ VOTES SO FAR
    Continue reading  
  • Jurgen Klopp hits out at Manchester United’s “long ball” tactics and says Liverpool were the better side in derby

    Jurgen Klopp believes were the better side for the "whole game" in their derby clash with at Old Trafford. who was speaking to the media after the game, then hit out at United's "long ball" tactics, which he suggested prevented them from leaving with all three points. Klopp's men took the lead in the game through James Milner, who dispatched a penalty in the first half after Paul Pogba handled in the area. But United pegged them back after the break when Zlatan Ibrahimovic's dipped header bounced in off the crossbar, bringing the game level. In the above video, Klopp explains that on a normal occasion a team would bte to Cagliari and their fans after completing his move to Inter Milan.Barella says he leaves proud of his contribution.He posted to social media: “I tried to work my socks off to help the team achieve their objectives. I gave everything on the pite happy to leave Old Trafford with a valuable point. However, he is quick to add that he is unhappy with the result because he believes the dominant display by his side warranted the win. "I think 70 minutes minimum, over the whole game, we were the better side, but of course then they came with the long ball, whatever it is," he says. "With Marouane Fellaini on the pitch it is difficult, after 75 minutes dominating the game and then having all the balls bouncing around the 18-yard box." To listen to Klopp's full comments from the press conference, see the video above. Who will finish higher this season? Matteo Darmian.The Serie A champions fear they could lose Joao Cancelo this summer with Manchester City among the clubs interested.That means they arcontent_imge eyeing up replacements and Darmian is once again on their radar, says The Sun.The 29-year-old form5000+ VOTES SO FAR
    Continue reading  
  • It was a privilege to be at the Nou Camp for an unforgettable night that might never be matched

    "They'll need to hire some more midwives within nine months because there's going to be a lot of love made [in Barcelona] tonight,” said Gerard Pique after the game. A fantastic quote, but just one of a thousand shards of information, soundbites and stats flying around Camp Nou The kind of night where 90 minutes, 180 minutes after the final whistle you turn to a colleague and still neither of you can believe what has happened. “I said this was going to happen,” remarked a French journalist, who could. “French teams are like this.” I often feel lucky to be able to write about football for a living; being at Camp Nou for a game like this made me feel lucky just to be alive. And evenoutbid Celtic in the £1.5million race for young Hearts left-back Hickey.The Eagles are happy to buy the versatile 17-year-old, who can also play in central midfield, then loan him back to the Tynecastle club for the rest of the season.Celtic also fa if you couldn’t be in the stadium, which is usually a theatre filled with polite applause but on Wednesday night was a fiery cauldron (“I’ve only seen Camp Nou like that once before, when I was a player,” remarked Luis Enrique), if you watched the game you too might have felt the same way. This was a game for the history books, statistically the biggest comeback in Champions League (and European Cup history), but the way in which it was achieved makes it all the more remarkable. Manchester United, in this same stadium in 1999, produced two goals in stoppage time to turn around a 1-0 deficit against Bayern Munich. This felt more incredible content_imgbecause United just needed one to force extra-time. At 3-1 up in the 88th minute, needed THREE goals. The belief in the city started on Saturday when Barcelona beat Celta Vigo 5-0. Various banners were brought out at the end of the game, telling the players that the fans believed in the ‘remontada’, the comeback. By Tuesday and the pre-match press conferences, Luis Suarez and spoke with complete conviction about the team’s chances of coming back into the game. I have never seen the Barcelona coach so calm—he is usually on edge, easy to upset and uncomfortable when dealing with the media. The build-up to the game saw Camp Nou reach a noise level I haven’t felt in the three-and-a-half years I have been coming to games here—and asking a veteran of the trade, who has covered matches in Spain for close to two decades, he couldn’t either. Flags waved in all four stands, banners were shown in three of them, including a huge one reading “Everybody with the team”. And they were. Every interception, accurate pass and tackle was greeted with a roar, every PSG player with a barrage of whistles. And that was just in the first three minutes, before scored. After that it was magnified. As Barcelona scored their second and third goals, the atmosphere reached boiling point, but Edinson Cavani’s strike punctured the joy and for a 20 minute spell, the game seemed over. Even the fans, who had been relentless in their support, were silenced. Until whipped home his laser-guided free-kick in the 88th minute, when they started back up again. Alongside me in the press box were various members of PSG staff. Most seemed calm, one banged the table furiously after the Brazilian’s goal. I wondered what his problem was—it was just a consolation. But then Neymar scored again and the tension heightened. One of them could barely bring himself to watch—with good reason. When Sergi Roberto stabbed home the winner the stadium exploded, it felt like the place was shaking from the bottom up, and dozens of people splashed out over the pitch, running to the corners to celebrate. In the press box, hundreds of journalists tore their eyes away from the jubilant scenes and back to their reports, now outdated, reversed, totally wrong. As a writer in a stadium it is possible to see everything and nothing all at once. With only sporadic replays and deadlines to hit, almost like a referee, you get one chance to see an incidenCrystal Palace.The Eagles are 12th in the Premier League and will be looking to respond from a 4-0 defeat against Tottenham."Crystal Palace is a team which has been playing with each other for a while now," said Nuno."They have a lot of complicities t and then it’s gone. Particularly during the final minutes here. There were plenty of controversies in the game that I was barely able to touch upon—or in some cases didn’t even notice—in my reports. It was the most difficult and stressful evening I’ve had in a stadium (one certain match as a supporter aside), but that is not a complaint. It was a privilege to be here. Was Barcelona 6-1 PSG the greatest game EVER?2000+ VOTES SO FAR
    Continue reading  
  • Arsenal hero Patrick Vieira sums up what every Gunners’ fan is thinking with comments on what is wrong at club

    spoke out about the frustrations of fans and explained exactly why many are feeling down in the dumps. The Gunners lrds the Champions League knockout stages by thrashing Red Star Belgrade.Spurs lie second in Group B, four points clear of Red Star in third, knowing one victory from their final two games will ensure progression to the last 16.Forward Son, who was leegend made 307 appearances for the north London club, winning the title three times in nine years. He was the heartbeat of the Invincibles team of 2003/04 and admitted that even to this day Arsenal still means a lot to him. The Gunners have struggled this season, and currently find themselves outside the Champions League places going into the business end of the campaign. There is growing frustration among a section of the supporters, with fans staging "Arsene Wenger Out" protests ahead of big games. Wenger has yet to confirm whether he will remain at the club for another two years, and has repeatedly deflected the question in press conferences. Most are under the impression the Frenchman, who has held the reins for 20 years, will put pen to paper on a deal new. Speaking about the current problems at Arsenal, Vieira said he shares the frustrations of the fans, simply because they all know the team should be doing better. "I am always going to be a big Arsenal fan, the nine years I spent there were the best nine years of my football career," Vieira told "So I'm like the fans, of course you watch the games and you feel a bit disappointed. "You see talent there and [the team] not managing to win the games or the way they concede goals. It's quite frustrating for the fans." "But at the same time I look at them play and I still enjoy watching Arsenal because they play some really good football. "So of course they are est Ham boss David Moyes praised his players after their 1-1 draw with Everton.The Hammers dominated the first half at London Stadium, but saw a succession of chances go begging before taking the lead through Issa Diop's 40th-minute header. However, missing something, but I enjoy watching Arsenal." The Gunners face Manchester City this weekend and will be looking for a first win in the Premier League since Februcontent_imgary 11 to keep their Champions League hopes alive. Would a top four finish and winning the FA Cup be an 'acceptable' season for Arsenal?0+ VOTES SO FAR
    Continue reading  
  • ontent_img” style=”max-width:500px;max-height:500p

    sign CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov today.Sport-Express Palace were in as Pep Guardiola has called for strong match officials tonight acontent_imgt Champions League opponents Real Madrid.Speaking ahead of his return to the Bernabeu as City take on Real Madrid in the last-16 this evening, Guardiola has said he hopes the officiating dvanced talks for Chalov last night, with a confidence he will be in London today.Palace have submitted a £25m offer and are finalising work permit details with the UK Home Of
    Continue reading  
  • ages/img_482.jpeg” alt=”content_img” style=”max-wi

    des.Now FIFA's head of global development, Wenger wants a player to be ruled onside if any part of the body which can score a goal is level or behind the last defecontent_imgnder, even if other parts of their body are between the last defenderr Zielinski says Napoli must build on their second-half performance after Saturday's 1-1 draw with Udinese.Zielinski struck to cancel out Kevin Lasagna's opener for Udinese.“We need to build on the second half, which is where we showed that we can and the goal.He t
    Continue reading  
  • Swansea striker Alberto Paloschi insists he can be the new Filippo Inzaghi

    Alberto Paloschi plans to earn his on Sunday by emulating his hero Filippo Inzaghi. The £8million striker lines up for his first high-profile match in a shirt, tasked with hitticontent_imgng the goals to keep them in the Premier League. If he succeeds, then the former AC Milan “superteen” will be well on the road to the superstar status he seemed so destined for at 18, playing alongside legendary Italian striker Inzaghi at the San Siro. Paloschi, now 26, who signed from r League title is bound for Merseyside.The Reds are eight points clear of Manchester City, who have struggled due to a lack of depth in defence.Asked if the Premier League title is on its way to Anfield, Kirkland said: "I honestly do think it is."LasChievo in January, said: “I was so fortunate to play with great players like Inzaghi, Paolo Maldini and Andrea Pirlo. They weren’t just champions banni van Bronckhorst has spoken of his role with Manchester City.Van Bronckhorst spent time at the City Football Academy after his departure leading to suggestions he could be involved in Pep Guardiola's coaching setup.He revealed that a return to maut humble people who gave me the help and advice I needed. “Inzaghi was my childhood hero, my idol. I’d like to be the Inzaghi of Swansea.” Paloschi was a teen prodigy, and scored his first goal for Milan after just 17 seconds on the pitch. But he found it tough to oust the likes of Inzaghi and Brazilian striker Kaka, so hit the road for Parma, Genoa, Chievo and now Swansea. He added: “I know what this club paid for me. My responsibility is to pay them back.”
    Continue reading  
  • Raheem Sterling dedicates two-goal Manchester City triumph to tragic Jamaican dancehall singer

    Manchester City’s Champnita is hoping to seal a move to America.The defender is pursuing a move to Major League Soccer this summer.The Dutchman had hoped to join Panathinaikos in Greece. But Sdna in Greece believe the club cannot afford his wages.Leeds Livesays the most liions League hero has dedicated his two-goal strike to a dead singer. The £50 million England player to sink Borussia Monchengladbach and send the Blues to the top of the group over Juventus. And after the match the ex-Liverpool favourite posted of a picture of dead Jamaican rising singing star J Capri and wrote this touching message: “Today was for you it was my birthday n I was determine to score for you.such and Angel n a genuine friend May god be with your family.” The heartfelt message – liked by more than 15,000 people in hours of being posted – was followed by a string of love hearts. The singer – who would have been 24 on Christmas Eve – died last week a fortnight after a in Kingston, Jamaica. She had been in a coma for two weeks following the smash. J Capri, whose real name was Jordan Phillips, died at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Her funeral will take place next week. She was a huge star in Jamaica for her dancehall song Pull Up To Mi Bumper content_imgand was tipped to make it big worldwide. Raheem was born in Jamaica but came to England at the age of seven. But he owns a house on the island and spends long periods there when he’s not playing football. He is regarded as a Jamaican national han just a goalscorer.The Gabon international has an incredible 60 goals from 95 appearances with the Gunners.But Lacazette thinks the 30-year-old should also be recognised for his defensive work."I think people should talk more about Auba and what heero, despite playing for the Three Lions.
    Continue reading