The tireless, peerless and talented goalscorer Dirk Kuyt ended his career on a high as he is set to quit the Feyenoord team after leading them to the Eredivisie title.
The Dutch talisman ended the club’s 18-ywar wait for the title as he scored a hat trick to deliver it ahead of Ajax.
He scored from a narrow angle, then a header before finishing it off with a well-taken penalty in the 3-1 victory over opponents Heracles Almelo. He is largely the factor responsible for the club’s first Eredivisie title since 1999.
Though the victory is not in the league of Leicester’s when they overcame a 5000 to 1 odds to lift the Premier League last year, it still presents a difficult prediction as at when the league started. Continue reading DIRK KUYT HANGS UP BOOT ON A HIGH
Carlisle United defeated Yeovil 2-0 to move up to the seventh spot in the League Two.
After seven games without a win, United were excited to get the result. Keith Curle’s men had lost their previous six games but defeated struggling Yeovil, who are languishing in the last six. They had lost to Crewe Alex at home, Mansfield Town away, played a draw against Luton Town and conceded three at home against Cambridge United in recent matches.
Blackpool’s defeat by Luton ensures Carlisle are back in the race for a playoff spot. John O’Sullivan headed a quick free kick by Danny Grainger to end a 701-minute drought for Carlisle. The hosts struggled during the game, barely creating chances. Tom Eaves opportunity went wide as the first half ended. Continue reading CARLISLE MOVE UP TO THE SEVENTH SPOT
The Premier League has traditionally been known for not having any kind of winter break at all and this year will not be any different as clubs in the top tier England league are going to be competing against each other during the time when the majority of other leagues are going to be taking a break.
Liverpool’s JurgenKlopp is not happy about the agenda that his team has in December as they will be competing on New Year’s Eve on December 31st against Manchester City and then only 2 days later, another league match is scheduled to take place against Sunderland.
‘’Now I have seen the fixtures and I am not too happy. We have less than 48 hours between our game against Man City on December 31 and playing in Sunderland on the 2nd.Forty-eight hours is an interesting idea but less than 48 hours I cannot believe’’
‘’I would never say Boxing Day is not a good idea as I love it and I have absolutely no problem but now having a match day with two days between there should be another possibility. I don’t know why we play Monday. Is January 2 a special day in England? Forty-eight hours between two games, how does this work? And then you will sit there and say: ‘You didn’t perform too well, how did this happen?’ or ‘Injuries. Oh? ’’JurgenKlopp said as he expressed his disgust in having to compete in such a short lapse of time and especially in a festive period.
La Liga and Serie A are a few of the other top European leagues and both of them will have a 2 week long rest where none of the clubs that are competing in those leagues do not have any scheduled matches starting from December 24 until January 7 but clubs on the Premier League on the other hand do have to compete in that period of time.
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 SEASON
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 Burnley
Manchester city have a great chance of winning the league title this season in what would be Manuel Pellegrini’s first major trophy since his arrival to Europe several years ago. The Chilean was appointed as the replacement for Roberto Mancini in December. He has already guided the club to League Cup success, but this would be his major achievement. Even though city currently trail leaders Liverpool by a couple of points, they have the opportunity to go top if they win the two matches in hand. Scoring goals was a major problem for city in the last couple of weeks especially due to the absence of Sergio Aguero.
The Argentine has been missing since the second leg at Barcelona. He has suffered numerous injuries in the second half of the campaign, which have destroyed hopes of finishing as the top scorer in the league. However, he remains the club’s top scorer with 15 goals in just 17 league appearances. City have been confident that Aguero will be able to make his return before the trip to Anfield in the next few weeks, but the striker has confirmed that he does not plan to return unless he is 100% fit.
Aguero is unlikely to take any chances with his fitness given that the World Cup is only a few months away.
“With this recovery I am trying to do my best to be able to play again, but I cannot do it in a hurry. I do think to myself if something happens now, I will lose the rest of the Premier League season and the World Cup. He says to me that I can’t leave without winning a Champions League. That’s the objective of each player in Europe,” said Aguero. The striker has scored 29 goals in 29 appearances of all competitions.