September 22nd, 2016 by index
During the entire 15+ years long playing career of NemanjaVidcic, he has had to face off with top players from different clubs from all over the world.
Inter Milan and Manchester United are the top 2 European clubs that Vidic performed with back when he was still an active player and the Serbian defender was a regular starter for both of those teams.
Being a consistent starter in both Inter Milan and Manchester United, this has allowed NemanjaVidic on being able to compete in various different competitions as well as also being able to face off against a number of types of players.
It’s been around 7 months since NemanjaVidic announced his retirement from playing football at a competitive level and after having performed in top clubs and European competitions, the Serbian recently took time to talk about which player was the toughest one for him to play against as a defender.
As a defender, the main role that they have to accomplish is keep out the offensive forces from the opposing team by not allowing them any space to pass, dribble or move the ball around and hopefully get the chance to steal the ball away from them. Continue reading ‘NemanjaVidic’s worst nightmare was Didier Drogbargb’
August 19th, 2016 by index
German giant FC Schalke 04 has confirmed the new status of Chelsea defender Baba Rahman ahead of the forthcoming season.
The Bundesliga club say the player is set to play for them in a season long deal agreed with the London-based English club. the Ghanaian full back is set to join the rest of his new team mates in Austria for their pre season training, according to the club.
Chelsea is expected to confirm the deal shortly, especially in light of the defensive problems the team is expected to suffer from as the new season begins. The first choice for the right back position Branislav Ivanovic is set to miss the beginning of the season slated for new week due to a dislocation in his shoulder. Ivanovic has been struggling with form of recent and the injury might further rain down on his form when he eventually returns. However, Schalke used their official twitter page to confirm the deal as they posted: “Abdul Rahman Baba is travelling with the Schalke squad to the training camp.”
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July 28th, 2016 by index
According to reports from investment banker Keith Harris, some Premier League stars that joined in the last campaign would not have been able to play if the vote to leave the European Union was in play.
The banker told Sky Sports News that players like Romelu Lukaku, Dimitri Payet, N’golo Kante and even Anthony Martial that make a huge impact in the past season might not have been able to join their clubs.
Harris helped oversee the sale of these top stars but he said it would have much more difficult if the Brexit was in place. Players within the European Union can move to play in Great Britain without work permit but with the planned exit, this will no longer be possible. Records say about 432 European players were registered to play in the Premier League but this would not have been possible with the Brexit situation. Continue reading ‘HOW BREXIT WOULD HAVE AFFECTED PREMIER LEAGUE LAST SEASONrgb’
May 10th, 2016 by index
English Premier League surprise squad, Leicester City must wait at least one more day for its first English Premier League title.
This is as a result of the draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Had the team won the game, the premier league title would have been sealed off. Manchester United led first but the resilient Foxes fought hard to pick a very crucial point.
The team would be crowned champions if second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, which trails Leicester by eight points
, fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Spurs would have a tough job as the Bridge is a place where they have not won since 1990.
After the game, Leicester City player Wes Morgan said:
“It was very tough. Manchester United dominated possession and we had to dig in and be resilient.
“It’s a point and it’s a step in the right direction.
“It proved to be an important goal and to score at Old Trafford was a great feeling. It’s not ours until we get two hands on the trophy.”
Leicester finished the game with 10 men after Drinkwater was sent off for a second bookable offence five minutes from time meaning he would miss Leicester’s next game at home to Everton, when victory will secure the title even if Tottenham beats Chelsea. Continue reading ‘LEICESTER CITY MUST WAIT ONE MORE DAY FOR FIRST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE TROPHYrgb’
April 28th, 2016 by index
Former West Ham United striker Dean Ashton believes that the Premier League outfit should try and sign Paris St Germain superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Swede is one of the instantly recognisable names in world football and he recently revealed that an exit from the French capital may be on the cards. His contract runs out at the end of the campaign and that there has been no talk about a new deal. At 34 years of age, he still has only a couple of years left at the top of the game. Even though PSG may be interested in giving him a new contract, it is understood that Zlatan wants to experience a new culture and challenge.
West Ham will provide these aspects and their move to the Olympic stadium in the summer fits perfectly into the requirements of the 34-year-old. The massive stadium will be able to support 60,000 fans at the same time. This will bring West Ham in line with clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United in terms of stadium capacity. After having played only for big clubs throughout his career, Ibrahimovic will not want to play in front of a few fans. For this reason, Ashton believes that West Ham may have a chance to sign Ibrahimovic and that the club should not forgo this option at any cost. Continue reading ‘Dean Ashton backs Zlatan Ibrahimovic as new Signingrgb’
January 28th, 2016 by index
If there is any manager in the world of football that should be worried about losing his job is hands down, Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal. The Dutch coach finished the year of 2015 by sustaining successive underwhelming results and dropping points against teams which simply shouldn’t have happened at all.
Manchester United is consistently being valued as one of the most expensive clubs and squads in football. The Premier League club spends a substantial amount of cash on transfer windows and this is why the pressure is so huge on the managers as they have to collect consistent victories and win big pieces of silverware, especially taking into consideration all the money that is dished out in signing world class players.
Louis van Gaa and his players sustained a string of disappointing results in December of 2015 which included losing against Norwich City, Bournemouth and Stoke City while only being able to collect draws against Chelsea and West Ham United.
This possibly was the most disastrous way that Louis van Gaal could have ended 2015 as his team only managed to secure 2 points from the possible 15 during that specific period of time. The head chiefs of Manchester United have given the Dutch coach some time for him to recover from these depressing results and one of the options that Louis van Gaal will take in order to improve his squad and possibly avoid sustaining more defeats is by signing new players in the winter transfer window. Continue reading ‘Louis van Gaal talks about his January transfer plansrgb’
October 30th, 2015 by index
The coach of Burnley, Sean Dyche has confirmed that Danny Ings is very likely to be making his way out of the relegated club during this summer as there are a number of clubs interested in signing the 22 year old forward.
At the age of 22, Danny Ings made a total of 35 Premier League appearances in this season for Burnley and he managed to find the back of the net on 11 occasions. This has been enough for the young player to attract the attention and interest of big clubs including: Manchester United, Liverpool and Real Sociedad as they all have shown interest in signing Danny Ings during the summer transfer window.
Even the manager of the team believes that it will be very difficult to keep hold of Danny Ings at Burnley beyond the summer transfer window as the interested clubs are ready to offer enticing offers for the player in order to sign him as fast as possible and the player himself wants to face a bigger challenge, this won’t happen if he stays at Burnley as the club has been relegated to the Championship League.
Burnley’s Sean Dyche revealed the current situation surrounding Danny Ings as the English coach said: “Who knows if he’ll stay probably not, just by the nature of his situation. Possibly? Who knows? I just think he wants a fresh challenge and a bigger challenge; He certainly wants to be in the Premier League so does everyone. He has nicked a good goal and I thought he could have had another. He has played a big part over the last couple of years. He gets a lot of the headlines and I understand why but I wouldn’t single him out against the rest of the group.” Continue reading ‘Sean Dyche confirms that Danny Ings will probably be leaving Burnleyrgb’
October 4th, 2015 by index
Louis Van Gaal believes that the main reason behind Manchester United performing much better this season is that there is more balance in the squad now.
The Red Devils have won 5 out of their 7 games in the Premier League 2015-16.
They topped the table last weekend when they defeated the Black Cats at home.
Speaking post that win, Van Gaal said, “This is a good bunch of players. But, wins are never guaranteed. We might lose somewhere down the line. Luck plays its part as well. But, one thing is for sure is that we have got more balance in the squad this time around and thus, we should be having more positive results.”
“Improvement is something that we should always look for. We have to keep getting better and better with each passing week.”
“As far as I am concerned, rotating the players is much easier for me. If you had observed the previous season, I didn’t opt for much rotation as the balance was not there. So, I would say I am more comfortable now. But, you can only do so much as manager. It’s the players who hold the key. If the structure that is there in place is acceptable to everyone or not, that is very important. At the moment, I am doing my job and the players are doing their job fantastically well too.” Continue reading ‘Louis Van Gaal happy with Squadrgb’
June 16th, 2015 by index
Chelsea reinforced their position at the top of the Premier League after defeating Manchester United with a narrow 1-0 victory. The only goal of the entire match was scored by Eden Hazard at the 38th minute. Even though it was Manchester United the team that lost, they had the upper hand in possession as the team of Louis van Gaal had 70% of possession and more shots being fired from the players hailing from Old Trafford.
Even with the dominance that Manchester United had implanted into the game, they still lost the match as Chelsea continues their run for their 5th Premier League title.
There are a total of 6 Premier League matches left in the season that Chelsea has to play before the campaign reaches its end and with an advantage of 10 points, Jose Mourinho and his men are in a very comfortable position as they only have to win 3 more matches and it will be enough for them to be crowned as the champions of England. Continue reading ‘Chelsea only needs 3 more league wins but Mourinho still doesn’t want to celebratergb’