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Cup Finals Between Arsenal and Chelsea (Part Three) – Footie Central

Concluding the three-part series by looking back on the Cup finals featuring London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea. For the first part, please click here; and part two here. Europa League Final 2019 In 2019, the two London clubs met again in the 2019 European Cup final, which took place in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was an unpopular choice, given that there were no direct flights to the city from London, and it meant many fans didn’t have the price to attend the game in person. It was the tenth final of the tournament featuring two teams from the same football association.… Read More »Cup Finals Between Arsenal and Chelsea (Part Three) – Footie Central

Phil Jones shows that football still has a long way to go on mental health

Phil Jones was the man Blackburn Rovers believed he could replace John Terry as England mainstay. Upon signing for Manchester United in the summer of 2011, Sir Alex Ferguson, who said he had coached just four world-class players in 27 years at Old Trafford, said he could be the greatest player in club history. When Jones was a teenager, able to play in midfield and in the heart of defense, expectations were real, but it wouldn’t be described as typical tabloid hyperbole. A decade later, it’s easy to forget. Jones is still at Manchester United but only by default. Injuries… Read More »Phil Jones shows that football still has a long way to go on mental health

Five Of Our Favorite Day-Date Watches That Aren’t Rolex

The day-date function is incredibly convenient. You have the time, date and day – what else might you need ?! It is also one of the most profitable complications. Rolex is of course well known for its interpretation of the Day-Date, AKA the Presidents’ Watch, but they only produce the watch in precious metal. This means that there is a lot of value to be gained from companies like OMEGA, IWC, Tudor and TAG Heuer. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite up-to-date watches currently available on Crown & Caliber in this article, but don’t forget to check out our… Read More »Five Of Our Favorite Day-Date Watches That Aren’t Rolex

Arsenal vs. Tottenham: 6 key players in the North London Derby

Just a few weeks ago, Tottenham were at the top of the Premier League, with Arsenal at the bottom. But things change quickly in football and the momentum has quickly shifted ahead of the first North London Derby of the 2021-22 season which will be played at the Emirates Stadium this weekend. Spurs have now lost back-to-back games 3-0, while back-to-back 1-0 wins – albeit against moderate opponents at Norwich City and Burnley – have pushed Arsenal higher in the standings. But form often comes out the window when it comes to derby day, with Nuno Espirito Santo ready for… Read More »Arsenal vs. Tottenham: 6 key players in the North London Derby

Newmarket Cambridgeshire 2021: Preview and tips

The Newmarket Cambridgeshire takes place on Saturday afternoons and is traditionally one of the toughest races of the flat season for punters to decipher, with some big prize winners in recent years. Running the 1 mile and 1 stadium in Newmarket is a multi-horse competition and this is the first race in the traditional fall doubles, the other being the Cesarewitch which also takes place in Newmarket. Thirty-five horses are set to be posted for Saturday’s race and we’ve explored the stats and trends to try and highlight a few big-priced riders that offer some bet value. Newmarket Cambridgeshire Guide… Read More »Newmarket Cambridgeshire 2021: Preview and tips

6 players who joined rival Premier League clubs

Derby matches bring out the fiercest loyalties of anyone in a club, whether they are players, coaches or fans. There are few things that can further intensify a bitter rivalry, but a player who changes allegiance is one of them. The Premier League was no exception, as many big names in football have flirted with danger at least once in their careers. It can be difficult to see what motivates a player to embrace such intense feelings on the part of fans, whether it is unbridled glee or sheer outrage. Here are six players who have joined rival Premier League… Read More »6 players who joined rival Premier League clubs

2021/22 Premier League Matchday 6: Preview & Predictions

After intense Carabao Cup action, the Premier League will once again be in the spotlight this weekend with a series of exciting fixtures. From a tantalizing showdown between Chelsea and Manchester City in London to Liverpool’s trip to debutants of the Brentford competition, we bring you the three most intriguing matches to come on Saturday. The action this weekend is as captivating as the various games on offer at NetBet Casino, where you can play online while waiting for the big games to kick off. Goal show at Stamford Bridge Stamford Bridge hosts a successful Premier League showdown between league… Read More »2021/22 Premier League Matchday 6: Preview & Predictions

James Rodriguez could have been so much more at Everton

James Rodriguez and Everton have always had an air of summer romance about it. His arrival was the best way to sum up the buzz and clamor surrounding Carlo Ancelotti’s version of the Toffees. A big star with an even bigger audience and image on social networks, especially in his home country, Colombia, but with the need to start his career. They both needed each other. It got off to a good start, in sunny North London at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Rodriguez ran the show in its early days and inspired a 1-0 victory; injuries had taken their toll and… Read More »James Rodriguez could have been so much more at Everton

Premier League clubs should scour the EFL for the next Ivan Toney

Brentford defender Kristoffer Ajer was so impressed with what he saw of teammate Ivan Toney against Wolves that he called the 25-year-old’s performance “perhaps the best I have ever seen of an attacker “. While these comments may have been mistaken on the hyperbole side, they reflected Toney’s remarkable display. It was certainly true that he contributed in several ways to Brentford’s 2-0 victory at Molineux, a result which propelled the Bees into the first half of the Premier League table. Not only did Toney score the first goal there, but he assisted the second and generally made Thomas Frank’s… Read More »Premier League clubs should scour the EFL for the next Ivan Toney

Arsenal linked with Onana again – Footie Central

Arsenal are once again linked with the transfer of Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onan, who will become a free agent this summer. Barcelona and Inter Milan are also regular his situation. Onan is currently serving a gambling ban after accidentally taking a prescription drug for his wife that contains a banned substance. He was initially banned for a year and was not allowed to train with Ajax, although this suspension was reduced out of indignation by the CAS (The Court of Arbitration for Sport) and he can resume his career. career in November. A former Barcelona academy graduate, the Spaniards are… Read More »Arsenal linked with Onana again – Footie Central

Angers and Marseille play out bleak 0-0 draw

It could be called solid, but in reality it was just defensive and uninspiring. With coach Jorge Sampaoli leaving several key players at rest, Marseille dominated possession but never convinced against a side from Angers who were happy to contain the visitors. The good news for Marseille was that Jordan Amavi and Duje Ćaleta-Car looked good in their first appearances this season after being sidelined with injuries. Bamba Dieng, who consolidates his place in the starting XI, created a perfect opportunity as he recovered the ball at the top of the pitch in the 13th minute. He found Luis Henrique,… Read More »Angers and Marseille play out bleak 0-0 draw

Who would make a Chelsea and Manchester City combined XI?

The two favorites for the Premier League title meet at Stamford Bridge this weekend with Premier League champions Manchester City taking on Champions League-winning Chelsea. It promises to be a titanic struggle with City looking to bounce back from a surprising goalless home draw against Southampton, while Chelsea were irresistible in their 3-0 win at Tottenham. Here is our combined eleven of the two teams ahead of Chelsea against Manchester City on Saturday. Chelsea and Manchester City combined XI Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy There is little to choose between the two keepers here, but Mendy has been superb since joining Chelsea… Read More »Who would make a Chelsea and Manchester City combined XI?

Suriname’s vice president sets record for oldest player to feature in international club competition

Ronnie Brunswijk, the vice-president of Suriname, made sporting history on Tuesday after becoming the oldest player to play in an international club competition in an appearance for Surinamese club Inter Moengotapoe . The club plays in Suriname’s football elite and is owned by Brunswijk. The 60-year-old started as a central midfielder and captained his team as he played 54 minutes against Honduran side CD Olimpia. He wore the number 61, a tribute to his year of birth, and played 29 minutes alongside his son, Damian, who started in attack. Brunswijk, who is six months older than the CONCACAF tournament itself,… Read More »Suriname’s vice president sets record for oldest player to feature in international club competition

Future is bright for Dortmund star Jude Bellingham

There’s a reason Jude Bellingham wears number 22 and always has. That sums up his style and explains why he is perhaps the brightest in a line of young English stars. “He said he wanted to be a No 10. I said, ‘I think you can be a 22.’ He asked me what I meant and I said, “You can be a No 4, a No 8 and a No 10 – someone who can do it all,” “said Mike Dodds, his former Birmingham City academy coach. “We talked about Paul Gascoigne. We said he could do the not-so-nice parts… Read More »Future is bright for Dortmund star Jude Bellingham

8 UEFA Europa Conference League contenders

For the first time this century, UEFA has launched a third continental cup competition: the UEFA Europa Conference League. The aim of the competition is to give clubs from smaller European nations the chance to shine on the big stage and enjoy a greater chance of winning silverware. The main footballing nations are still competing, although each of the top leagues only get one spot in the competition. The inaugural edition features a wide range of participants including several top continental clubs, exciting dark tips as well as teams new to continental football for the first time. So who are… Read More »8 UEFA Europa Conference League contenders

David de Gea back to his best as United eye title surge

As of October 2014, David de Gea hadn’t saved a Premier League penalty, but when Manchester United needed their Spanish goalkeeper to pull off a stoppage to keep all three points against West Ham on Sunday, he produced the goods. It was the 22nd lucky time for de Gea. Although this went against de Gea’s penalty shootout record, which came under intense scrutiny following the Europa League final loss to Villarreal when the Spaniard failed to s ‘Approaching with a single kick in the shootout was in line with the impressive performances produced by the 30-year-old in the first weeks… Read More »David de Gea back to his best as United eye title surge

3 conclusions on Manchester United after West Ham win

Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a successful comeback against West Ham at London Stadium, as they extended their unbeaten away record to 29 Premier League appearances. The hosts were without the offensive presence of suspended Michail Antonio and felt tired from Thursday night’s Europa League games, but they did well to stay in the game and were unlucky not to come away with a point. During this time, visitors usually had to descend from a goal to get the team started and increase their performance and urgency by a few notches. Once again, the Red Devils had a slow… Read More »3 conclusions on Manchester United after West Ham win

Thiago Silva shows that age is just a number

The experience can be overestimated. There is a tendency to attribute every positive action by a 30-year-old defender to his longevity in the game. It is often said that these players have “used all their experience” to direct the ball for a kick. goal or to throw an attacker off balance. Yet, as Chelsea demonstrated on Sunday, good defense is ageless. Yet while Antonio Rudiger, 28, and Andreas Christensen, 25, also impressed in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, Thiago Silva – who turns 37 on Wednesday – was undoubtedly the star of the spectacle. The Brazilian opened the scoring… Read More »Thiago Silva shows that age is just a number

Sean Dyche hasn’t outgrown Burnley just yet

There is a gruff and harsh exterior to Sean Dyche that makes him easy to stereotype. If you’ve watched Burnley and seen James Tarkowski let Richarlison “know he was there” at Goodison Park on Monday night, it’s hard to prevent this initial assumption from being accepted as fact. Only, instead of wanting to prove that he is something more than he looks, Dyche and the Clarets like everyone to know what they are talking about. Being the resident Premier League ‘leveler’ – the club that don’t spend millions trying to change their image but rather stick with what they know,… Read More »Sean Dyche hasn’t outgrown Burnley just yet

Tactical Analysis: Tottenham Hotspur’s positive defensive approach against Chelsea

The 2021/22 Premier League season has started to take shape, with the hotly contested second London Derby of the campaign concluding matchday five. Chelsea had weakened only once so far in a 1-1 draw against Liverpool where they spent the majority of the game on a shorthanded, while Tottenham Hotspur had off to a perfect start over the years. first three weeks until Crystal Palace derails everything. With clubs like Liverpool and both Manchester clubs looking up for serious title challenges, all other contenders are expected to keep pace. Chelsea’s pure quality easily places them in this category, but Tottenham… Read More »Tactical Analysis: Tottenham Hotspur’s positive defensive approach against Chelsea

Marseille rise to second in Ligue 1 with 2-0 win over Rennes

Last year, Marseille edged out Stade Rennais to take last place in the French Europa League. In their match on Sunday, the southern team largely beat the Bretons to finish second in the championship. A minute of applause in honor of René Malleville, one of the most famous Marseille ultras who died of cancer, preceded the match. An emotional Dimitri Payet showed the close bond between the players and the supporters of the port city. Playing in a very loose 3-4-3, Marseille started off aggressively, pressing high and dominating possession. Payet, back from injury, was welcome in attack, and Marseille… Read More »Marseille rise to second in Ligue 1 with 2-0 win over Rennes

Cristiano Ronaldo signing piles pressure on Solskjær

When a club signs Cristiano Ronaldo, it is not to build the future. At 36 and arriving with sickening fanfare, the idea of ​​being part of a project not yet ready to fight for the Premier League and the Champions League is downright ludicrous. Indeed, Ronaldo makes the clubs act strangely. Prior to his signing, Juventus were widely known for their consistent planning behind the scenes. Masters of the transfer market, eternal Serie A winners and a fraction of the Champions League victory, the decision to pay € 100million for a 33-year-old has led to a circus. Eager to capitalize… Read More »Cristiano Ronaldo signing piles pressure on Solskjær

Morning Mix: Newcastle fans’ anger is justified, Guardiola comments were brainless

It’s Sunday again, which means it’s time to kick off ‘Morning Mix’ – our weekly football column with first-class music tossed in the pot. We take a look at two talking points from last week and point you to some of the best football writing elsewhere on the internet. We also offer a music recommendation to get you in the mood for Sunday and a final thought for the week to come. Newcastle fans’ anger is justified Thousands of Newcastle United fans expressed their contempt for Steve Bruce in the club’s 1-1 draw with Leeds United on Friday. They want… Read More »Morning Mix: Newcastle fans’ anger is justified, Guardiola comments were brainless

3 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe outsiders

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is just around the corner – Europe’s first middle distance race will take place at Longchamp on Sunday 3 October. betting right now, but who could have to exceed his odds if he lines up on Arc Day. Here are three outsiders of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. 3 outsiders of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Chrono Genesis – 14/1 Chrono Genesis will seek to give Japan its very first Arc winner and is expected to be paired with Longchamp by Oisin Murphy. Her neck loss in the Sheema was fantastic form… Read More »3 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe outsiders

5 under the radar NFL stars for 2021

With the return of the NFL season on our screens since last week, there is a lot of talk about the usual suspects. We want to change the pace, however, and put some of these lesser-known names in the spotlight. Here, we take a look at five NFL stars under the radar to watch out for in the coming season. 5 NFL stars under the radar 5. Anthony Firkser Kicking off our NFL stars under the radar is Anthony Firkser who is a tight end for the Tennessee Titans. Firkser isn’t getting enough attention right now, which might be okay,… Read More »5 under the radar NFL stars for 2021

Cup Finals between Arsenal and Chelsea (Part One) – Footie Central

Although it took almost a century of rivalry before Arsenal and Chelsea first met in the Cup final, since the turn of the millennium it has become a fairly regular event. Over the past 20 years, the two teams have faced each other in the finals of three major competitions, with the current head-to-head status being three wins for the Gunners and two for the others. Ironically, both teams see Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) as their most bitter rivals. Arsenal because they and Spurs are also contesting the right to boast of being the best dogs in North London and Chelsea,… Read More »Cup Finals between Arsenal and Chelsea (Part One) – Footie Central

Steve Bruce outburst shows how out of touch he truly is

Steve Bruce gave a threatening look, sighed in exasperation, and launched a tirade against the local press. Newcastle United had just been beaten 4-1 by Manchester United in a game no one thought they would play. They gave everything against the Cristiano Ronaldo show, threatened and even equalized. However, in a way, it made matters worse. It was brave and struggling for long periods of time, but still extremely easy for the Red Devils to greet their king’s return. No one was watching, were they? It’s Newcastle United, sidelined on one of their better days. That’s how Steve Bruce would… Read More »Steve Bruce outburst shows how out of touch he truly is

2021/22 Premier League Matchday 5: Preview & Predictions

Another exciting Premier League weekend is just around the corner as we take a look at some of the most intriguing duels to come. For those looking to bet on football but are fed up with the usual bookies available, you can sign up on Vwin and try out a new betting platform instead. Vwin is an Asian sports betting platform with great odds and entry offers available for new bettors. Before we bet, let’s take a look at the four potential day five headliners. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will score against his favorite opponent Underperforming Arsenal are heading to Turf Moor… Read More »2021/22 Premier League Matchday 5: Preview & Predictions

Last chance saloon for Donny van de Beek at United

Manchester United have had a brilliant transfer window, attracting world-class players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane. This is the type of summer the Old Trafford loyalists were looking for, to make sure they catch up with and overtake their relentless rivals. However, the club has the recurring problem of not being ruthless enough when selling players, individuals who do not contribute to the greater good of the team and / or do not match the style of play of the team. And then you have Donny van de Beek. A talented midfielder who rose through the… Read More »Last chance saloon for Donny van de Beek at United

Tottenham vs Chelsea – 5 classic games

The weekend game is a London derby, as Tottenham vs Chelsea takes place on Sunday. Both clubs have started the new season well, although Spurs’ 100% record under new boss Nuno Espirito Santo was shot in style at Crystal Palace last week. Chelsea appear to be real Premier League title contenders after their own new boss Thomas Tuchel led them to Champions League glory just months after taking over from the club. A game against their rivals Spurs will be a test for the Blues, however, with fans hoping to see thrills and excesses similar to these five memorable Premier… Read More »Tottenham vs Chelsea – 5 classic games

10-man Lokomotiv Moscow snatch late point against Marseille

Marseille dominated their Europa League game against Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday. They had 74 percent possession of the ball and, after Nair Tiknizyan shot Cengiz Ünder into the penalty area in the 56th minute for his second yellow card, they were leading by one goal and one player. But a moment of inattention late in the game was enough for Moscow to equalize. Moscow played from behind, and Valentin Rongier seemed to have taken care of that, but it fell to Moscow player from Chelsea, Tino Anjorin. Anjorin pushed to the center and completed a right-footed shot in front of… Read More »10-man Lokomotiv Moscow snatch late point against Marseille

Five Of Our Favorite Two-Tone Watches

Question: Do you like two-tone watches? For a long time, I was not a fan. It’s a style that I have hesitated to adopt for years. Maybe that was a lie I kept telling myself over the years to avoid the added expense of a little gold. Or maybe I was too shy to admit any internal tendency towards two-tone. But I’m starting to open up my perspective and redeem myself with my previous two-tone layoffs. In my quest to satisfy my own burgeoning appreciation of the look, I unearthed a small selection of two-tone watches available on Crown &… Read More »Five Of Our Favorite Two-Tone Watches

7 Things Every Football Coach Should Have in Their Equipment Bag

The equipment you have as a soccer coach can give you an edge over the competition. If you can make your coaching sessions and team discussions more effective, you can increase your team’s chances of success in the field. And the right tools are the key to that success. We have compiled a list of must-have items that every football coach should have in their gear bag. Collect them all and you’ll be able to adapt to a wide range of scenarios, both on training grounds and on match day. 1. Marker cones If you have a set of training… Read More »7 Things Every Football Coach Should Have in Their Equipment Bag

6 free agents for Premier League clubs to consider

The transfer window could be closed until January, but that doesn’t mean Premier League clubs are barred from adding new players to their squads. Players who are free agents can negotiate with teams and, as long as a club has room in their team to register them, they can do so despite the window being closed. Here are some of the best free agents in the markets for Premier League teams to consider. 6 free agents for Premier League clubs to consider Jack wilshere Former Arsenal prodigy Wilshere trained with Serie B side Como as he tried to strike a… Read More »6 free agents for Premier League clubs to consider

Europa League 2021: Matchday 1 Predictions

On Thursday, the UEFA Europa League is in the spotlight, with defending champion Villarreal not in contention for defending the crown. For those looking to bet on European football, the Europa League is a rich betting market with many different opportunities and the possibility of surprises, thus making sports betting more interesting than its Champions League counterpart. However, it’s not just sports betting that attracts punters – Lottoland online lottery betting is an increasingly popular way to bet for anyone who misses out on the sporting action during the summer or the dreaded international breaks. . Based in Gibraltar, Lottoland… Read More »Europa League 2021: Matchday 1 Predictions

Survival still the priority for Palace despite positive start

When it comes to the Premier League’s summer transfer window, it’s hard to beat Manchester United for the power of the stars. The arrivals of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo mean that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has one of the most talented teams in Europe. Having finished penultimate quarter, there is no reason United should not mount a sustained title this quarter. Relatively speaking, however, one could argue that Crystal Palace had the best window of all. There was a lot of apprehension over the summer, with Roy Hodgson leaving the managerial position and many players without contracts.… Read More »Survival still the priority for Palace despite positive start

Liverpool the best place for Harvey Elliott after brutal injury

As Harvey Elliott collapsed after a challenge from Pascal Struijk, there was an audible gasp around Elland Road that made it clear that the young Liverpool midfielder had just suffered a serious injury. Mohamed Salah’s panicking reaction also illustrated the gravity of the situation, with Elliott soon on a stretcher with a broken ankle. The sight of a player with a serious injury is always sobering, but even more so when the crooked player is a teenager who has just made his first team breakthrough at Premier League level. Elliott was on a streak of three consecutive starts having impressed… Read More »Liverpool the best place for Harvey Elliott after brutal injury

West Ham should enjoy and embrace the Europa League

West Ham United are back in the Europa League and their supporters will be relieved to know Astra Giurgiu is nowhere to be found. The Romanian team ended the Hammers’ participation in the European secondary competition in 2015/16 and 2016/17, denying them a spot in the group stage on both occasions. Fortunately, West Ham automatically qualified for the actual competition this time around. Their latest continental campaign begins with a trip to Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday. David Moyes’ men will also play at home and away against Genk and Rapid Vienna by December. It’s by no means an easy group,… Read More »West Ham should enjoy and embrace the Europa League

Champions League Preview: Liverpool vs AC Milan

Liverpool and AC Milan will kick off their 2021-22 Champions League campaign with an exhilarating clash at Anfield. The Rossoneri return to Europe’s biggest stage after a seven-year absence and will face Liverpool in a repeat of the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals. Key statistics The clubs have met twice in European competition, both being Champions League finals. The Reds won 3-2 on penalties in 2005 after losing 3-0 at halftime, but Milan got their revenge with a 2-1 victory two years later. Under Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool have lost just one in 12 matches at Anfield in the Champions… Read More »Champions League Preview: Liverpool vs AC Milan

Is it time to start giving Neymar the respect he deserves?

When Neymar moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, everything changed. As obvious as this is about a transfer that broke the world record, it is not the only ways the market operates that have changed. Indeed, it was also the public perception of the Brazilian striker. While concerns about his tendency to perform below par have always been one of the most important conversations about the 29-year-old, the move to Paris has taken them to the next level. Add to that his superstar status, question marks about the overall quality of the League, his talent for missing matches around his… Read More »Is it time to start giving Neymar the respect he deserves?

Where could Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice end up next summer?

Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice were as essential to England’s success at Euro 2020 as any other player. Indeed, they formed the midfield platform on which Gareth Southgate built his squad, giving England control and security in their run to the tournament final. Some have claimed that Phillips and Rice gave them too much control and security, but that was not their problem. Now both players have been linked with transfers out of their current clubs. Phillips is reportedly on Manchester City’s radar with the Leeds United midfielder seen as Fernandinho’s perfect replacement, while Rice is said to be keen… Read More »Where could Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice end up next summer?

Who are the contenders for the 2021 Premier League sack race?

After a handful of games in the new Premier League season, some managers are already feeling the heat after their teams have started the new campaign badly. No president starts a season expecting to have to change managers after just a few weeks, but the specter of relegation and the financial impact it entails tends to focus people’s minds. Here are five of the top contenders to win the Premier League sack race for the 2021 season. Steve Bruce (Newcastle United) Bruce has held an unenviable position since taking over as manager at Newcastle two years ago. Whoever replaced Rafael… Read More »Who are the contenders for the 2021 Premier League sack race?

Steve Bruce continues to waste Miguel Almiron

When Miguel Almiron arrived at Newcastle United in January 2019, it seemed like a pivotal moment in more ways than one. Rafael Benitez’s lengthy political confrontation with owner Mike Ashley was coming to a head and there were a number of deep disagreements between the two men over how Newcastle should operate, with Benitez joining fans in public, albeit subtly, refuting question Ashley’s ambition. This flaw would never heal, and the following summer, Benitez was gone. At the time, however, it was hoped that Almiron would represent a breakthrough. It cost the club a record fee at the time, ultimately… Read More »Steve Bruce continues to waste Miguel Almiron

The 2021/22 Football Betting Guide

Pending the official kick-off of the 2021/22 Champions League on September 14, all of Europe’s elite national divisions are already well under way. A battle for Europe’s most prestigious club trophy is often the subject of much discussion, but it already looks like the Premier League title race will be just as interesting this quarter. For UK readers looking for new betting options, UK players’ bets can be safely placed at Betting.com. And this is just one of the sites that gives you a safe place to bet, with many more available through a simple online search. Look for listings… Read More »The 2021/22 Football Betting Guide

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Creative Home Cr7 News Cristiano Ronaldo Back to Manchester United FC and after? Ronaldo spoke to the rest of the players at the Lowry Hotel on Friday before marking his return to the club with two goals as his second chapter at United began with a comfortable victory in front of a grateful crowd. “Everyone when they come into the squad they have to introduce themselves, maybe not everyone knows their name – they do now,” Solskjaer joked in his post-match press conference . “The atmosphere around the club was electric. The supporters have enjoyed the last 10 days. There… Read More »Cr7creative

Morning Mix: Jury still out on Southgate, Drury nails Ronaldo return

Sunday is here again, which means it’s time for ‘Morning Mix’ – our weekly football column with top class music tossed in the pot. We take a look at two talking points from the seven days and point you to some of the best football writing from elsewhere on the internet. We also offer a music recommendation to get you in the mood for Sunday and a final thought for the week to come. Jury still present on Southgate Unless you look at life through rose-colored glasses, England’s latest round of World Cup qualifying has raised a lot of questions… Read More »Morning Mix: Jury still out on Southgate, Drury nails Ronaldo return

Marseille impress in 2-0 win over Monaco

Yesterday’s match between Olympique Marseille and Monaco showed rivals from the south of France in drastically different states. Two goals from Bamba Dieng gave Marseille a comfortable victory over the uninspired team of Niko Kovač. Marseille, playing in a 3-3-3-1 instead of their usual 4-3-3, presented several new faces including Amine Harit up front. Pau López was in goal in place of Steve Mandanda, potentially showing coach Jorge Sampaoli’s long-term plans in the goal. The first fifteen minutes were frantic, with the two teams quickly breaking apart until Marseille began to assert their dominance. Dieng, starting on the left instead… Read More »Marseille impress in 2-0 win over Monaco

St Leger 2021 race preview

On Saturday afternoon the final Classic of the UK Flat Season will be held – Doncaster’s St Leger. First run in 1776, the St Léger is one of the oldest races in the world and it is one of the highlights of the flat racing calendar and it has brought in several top level winners over the years. . Ten riders are expected to make it to the station this weekend and we’ve taken a closer look at each of them below in our St Léger 2021 preview. Preview St Léger 2021 Fernando Vichi Fernando Vichi won the Listed acton… Read More »St Leger 2021 race preview

A Beginner’s Guide to Football Team Talks

The right words in the right ears at the right time can make a huge difference in a football game. Motivation and psychology are crucial factors in the success of football teams, but how do you harness them to your advantage? Effective team speech, whether before a game or at half-time, often makes the difference between success and failure. While it is important to plan your team’s interviews in advance, it is crucial to react to changing situations. Plan ahead, be ready to respond, and gather the right football gear to maximize the effectiveness of your football team’s discussions. And… Read More »A Beginner’s Guide to Football Team Talks

5 Premier League players who returned to former clubs

A successful summer transfer window has seen Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo return to their former clubs in massive deals, signing for Chelsea and Manchester United respectively. Returning to familiar surroundings is often a popular decision for players who may feel they have something to prove, in the case of Lukaku who struggled to break through on his first stint at Stamford Bridge, or who, like Ronaldo, aim to end their careers on a nostalgic high. Here are six examples of players who returned to former clubs – and how it went. 6 players who returned to former clubs Didier… Read More »5 Premier League players who returned to former clubs

2021/22 Premier League Matchday 4: Preview & Predictions

The Premier League is back in action this weekend with a series of exciting games as Arsenal hope to bounce back from a horrific start to the season. Fans will be there for a welcome return to club football, and for those heading to the games, it’s worth reading this guide to the Premier League matchday parking lot before setting off on your trip. As the Gunners fight tooth and nail to escape the drop zone, Chelsea and Manchester United continue their quest for top-tier glory. Mikel Arteta is fighting for her survival After leading Arsenal to their worst Premier… Read More »2021/22 Premier League Matchday 4: Preview & Predictions

Should Chelsea be considered favourites for the Premier League?

Chelsea are considered one of the favorites to win the Premier League title this season, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United with the 2021/22 season set to be a very close battle. For the past two seasons, the league winners had been established in late March or early April. On top of that, the only serious and consistent teams were Jurgen Klopp’s men and Pep Guardiola’s men, who clashed and were simply ahead of the rest of the league. After winning the Champions League last season, Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea released a declaration of intent towards the Premier League… Read More »Should Chelsea be considered favourites for the Premier League?

NFL tips 2021: Week One

The NFL season is back and grill expert Dave Gray tackles the £ 300,000 + Rollover – Pick 7 pool in the first week of the season. Check out his advice on the NFL and join his union. NFL Tips – Week One LA Chargers @ Washington Football Team, Sunday, 6 p.m. Many have suggested Washington to win the NFC East again and it seems like a trendy choice. They did, however, win this division at 7-9 and we should not take a little out of it. Ryan Fitzpatrick will make it fun, but it’s hard to believe that translates… Read More »NFL tips 2021: Week One

No Wembley redemption for Bukayo Saka, who never did anything wrong

There was neither anguish nor hostility; some whispering boos as Andorra stood aside for their national anthem. It was a good day at Wembley as England returned to the scene of one of the saddest and most painful nights in its history. The Euro 2020 final was meant to be a joyous occasion; the summer crescendo we all needed after a year and a half of hell. It turned out to be dangerous, aggressive, and ultimately disgusting discrimination. By now everyone knows the story and UEFA must fix its sanctions and reveal the full extent of the damage caused on… Read More »No Wembley redemption for Bukayo Saka, who never did anything wrong

6 abandoned football stadiums which you’d forgotten

Whenever new, exciting sporting events approach, you are sure to find a brand new stadium to celebrate the occasion. Many of these places become iconic monuments of the city they represent, but not all. There are some who fall dramatically by the wayside once the pump and the circumstances are over. Instead, the place remains unused and forgotten to look like a shadow of itself. This can happen for a number of reasons, be they economic, political or cultural. But what are the best football stadiums that have been abandoned? 6 abandoned football stadiums you might have forgotten Arena Da… Read More »6 abandoned football stadiums which you’d forgotten

Could Ronaldo signing be bad news for Aaron Wan-Bissaka?

Following the reaction of many Manchester United players on social media when the news was confirmed, Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the club is generating a lot of excitement in the Old Trafford dressing room. However, the Portuguese signing could be bad news for United player Aaron-Wan-Bissaka. Wan-Bissaka is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s best one-on-one defenders. Indeed, the 23-year-old is nicknamed “the spider” because of his remoteness – it is sometimes as if he has eight limbs. Raheem Sterling, Sadio Mane and even Neymar also endured tough matches against Wan-Bissaka. As an attacking force, however, Wan-Bissaka is… Read More »Could Ronaldo signing be bad news for Aaron Wan-Bissaka?

They Played for Both Clubs (Part Two) – Footie Central

Continuing the look on the players who first appeared for Arsenal, before later in their careers, they donned a Chelsea shirt. For the first part, please click here. Ashley cole Few inter-club transfers have sparked such controversy, and it is rare for a former club favorite to be held with such contempt as Ashley Cole by Arsenal fans. He joined the club he supported as a child and progressed through the academic system, before establishing himself as a left-back, winning three FA Cups and two league titles. A key member of the Invincibles team under Arsène Wenger, he was on… Read More »They Played for Both Clubs (Part Two) – Footie Central

2021 NFL season preview – Colossus Blog

The 2021 NFL season is upon us, but who will make the playoffs? Who will go all the way? And who could as well not care? We take a look at every team in every division with our snapshot of the 2021 NFL season. 2021 NFL Season Sneak Peek NFC West NFC West is possibly the toughest division in football right now. The main team is the LA Rams who were able to bring in Mathew Stafford during the offseason, adding to a list already in contention. Then the Seattle Seahawks are right behind them with Russell Wilson again leading… Read More »2021 NFL season preview – Colossus Blog

Why Arsenal did not spend so much in the transfer window – Footie Central

Former British Prime Minister Disraeli once said that there were “lies, damn lies and statistics”. Over the past week, it has been widely claimed that Arsenal have spent more money in the transfer window, spending over £ 150million to bring in Nuno Tavares, Albert Lokonga, Ben White, Martin Ǿdegaard, Aaron Ramsdale and Takehiro Tomiyasu. This figure is however misleading, as it includes installment payments and various performance-related add-ons, which will only be payable to former clubs if ambitious goals are met. And it also masks the fact that the new additions were introduced to lower the cost structure in the… Read More »Why Arsenal did not spend so much in the transfer window – Footie Central

Leno to leave the Gunners – Footie Central

German goalkeeper Bernd Leno will leave Arsenal on a free transfer next summer. Leno is in the final year of his UAE contract and has given no indication that he intends to sign an extension. Earlier this summer he gave an interview in which he made it clear he was open to a new challenge, although he had no plans to leave the North London club at the to come up. However, the club have now prepared for his departure by signing Aaron Ramsdale, who has made it clear he wants to compete for Leno’s shirt this season. Inter Milan… Read More »Leno to leave the Gunners – Footie Central

Odsonne Edouard and Crystal Palace could be a perfect match

Crystal Palace left him late to get the new center-forward they had targeted all summer but their £ 15million signing from Odsonne Edouard certainly ticked a box. The highly rated Frenchman will not only give Patrick Vieira the side advantage, his addition could be the last part of the Eagles’ restoration as an attacking force. Edouard had previously been on Arsenal’s radar after impressing north of the border. Not only was the French a key figure in a Celtic team that won nine league titles in a row, but he has proven himself in the Europa League for the Hoops… Read More »Odsonne Edouard and Crystal Palace could be a perfect match

Edu explains Willian exit – Footie Central

Arsenal technical director Edu has explained the circumstances of Willian’s exit from the club after just one season. He Explain that the initial decision to sign the ex-Chelsea player was due to the fact that they had lost someone with experience and many Premier League games behind them which could have an immediate impact on the squad. However, having impressed in his first game for the club against Fulham, the rest of the season has been inconsistent both for the squad as a whole and for Willian himself. At the end of the season Edu and Mikel Arteta sat down… Read More »Edu explains Willian exit – Footie Central

Could Benitez to Everton be the signing of the season?

For so long before Rafa Benitez’s appointment, Everton were nothing short of chaotic. Even in the midst of their promising run under Carlo Ancelotti last season, the club’s home form was an embarrassment and they relied heavily on the individual quality of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison for the future. James Rodriguez, meanwhile, doesn’t even know who is playing his team this weekend. Despite admirable investment from owner Farhad Moshiri, they just can’t get it right. Sometimes it seems like money has been spent indiscriminately to rectify a period of bad spending. Rinse. Repeat. Now, however, things seem to be changing.… Read More »Could Benitez to Everton be the signing of the season?

Sevilla deny blocking Koundé move – Footie Central

Sevilla have denied that defender deliberately blocked Jules Koundé moved to Chelsea. The France international has spent the summer being linked with a move to the Champions League winners, only for the deal to fail on the price, with the Spanish club firmly holding on to their release clause, despite their largely financial woes. reported. . Now their manager Julen Lopetegui insists that the club have decided it is best that they keep him in Spain in light of the offers they have received. Koundé, who was sent off to play for France against Bosnia in midweek following a brutal… Read More »Sevilla deny blocking Koundé move – Footie Central

Arsenal face Nketiah loss – Footie Central

Arsenal could lose a potentially large sum to Eddie Nketiah after failing to sell him during the transfer window. The 22-year-old striker was due to move to Crystal Palace and a fee had been agreed between the two clubs. But the deal fell apart when the player couldn’t agree on personal terms with the South London outfit, meaning he will stay in the Emirates at least until New Years. And with the player now in his final year of his current UAE contract, and unwilling to commit to an overtime, this ways he’s free to sign a pre-contract deal with… Read More »Arsenal face Nketiah loss – Footie Central

Morning Mix: Salah is living in fantasy land, Niguez signing boosts Chelsea’s title hopes

Another Sunday has arrived, which means it’s time to kick off ‘Morning Mix’ – our weekly football column with crisp music tossed in the pot. We take a look at two talking points from last week and point you to some of the best football writing elsewhere on the internet. We also offer a music recommendation to get you in the mood for Sunday and a final thought for the week to come. Salah lives in a fantastic country Mohamed Salah wants £ 500,000 a week to sign a new long-term contract at Liverpool, doesn’t he? Good luck with that.… Read More »Morning Mix: Salah is living in fantasy land, Niguez signing boosts Chelsea’s title hopes

Injury rules duo out of moves

Hopes that Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac could still leave Arsenal this summer were dashed after the two were injured. The pair had been linked with clubs in Turkey, where the transfer window is still open, Elneny with Beșiktaş, where he had already made a loan, and Kolasinac with Fenerbahçe. Elneny missed the World Cup qualifying match between Egypt and Angola due to Premier League travel restrictions imposed on those UK redlisted countries. Instead, forced to stay in London, he took part in the Gunners behind closed doors friendly with Brentford, but only lasted 33 minutes before having to hobble… Read More »Injury rules duo out of moves

Football Today: Games to Watch on September 4, 2021

Club football has taken a fortnight’s step back, but there will still be plenty of action on Saturday as European nations continue to make their way to Qatar 2022. In addition to the ongoing World Cup qualifying campaign, several lower English leagues will also be on the menu. We take a look at the most exciting matches. Ukraine vs France – World Cup qualifiers Entering the proceedings amid the country’s worst start to the World Cup qualifying campaign, Ukraine are aiming for their first Group D victory after four consecutive draws. The European Championship quarter-finalists held France to a 1-1… Read More »Football Today: Games to Watch on September 4, 2021

They Played for Both Clubs (Part One) – Footie Central

Arsenal and Chelsea are big London rivals, although arguably, before Roma Abramovich bought the club and started investing heavily in it, West London was not a regular trophy contender. Since then, recently the pendulum has swung the other way, and it is Chelsea who are most likely to fight for the major prizes, although Arsenal fans are hopeful that the balance of power can be restored. soon. Over the years there have been a number of players who have played for both clubs. This series begins with players who first donned an Arsenal shirt before later donning the Chelsea blue.… Read More »They Played for Both Clubs (Part One) – Footie Central

Barkley stuck at Chelsea – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Ross Barkley is stuck at Chelsea at least until the January transfer window opens. It is highly doubtful that Thomas Tuchel will be useful to him, given the competition that already exists in the attacking midfielder area of ​​the pitch. Throughout the summer he was weakly linked with Newcastle United and West Ham United, while a last minute loan to Burnley was also in sight at one point. However, that has been ruled out, in part due to his high salary demands, and it means the 27-year-old will remain in West… Read More »Barkley stuck at Chelsea – Footie Central

Ampadu signs new deal and then heads to Italy – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Chelsea fans, focused on the arrival of Saúl Ñiguez at the club, and the failed offer for Jules Koundé may have missed the news about Welsh international Ethan Ampadu. Signed from Exeter City League 2 at the age of 16, Ampadu has become a forgotten man at Stamford Bridge, mainly because he has only made 12 appearances for the senior team in all competitions, and none for more than two years. Instead, he has enjoyed a string of loans, first to RB Leipzig in Germany and last season to Sheffield United,… Read More »Ampadu signs new deal and then heads to Italy – Footie Central

Chelsea defender still looking for loan move – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Chelsea defender Malang Sarr has been left in limbo after a failed loan to Bundesliga side Greuther Furth. The 22-year-old had even traveled to Germany to complete his medical examination and sign the documents with the Bundesliga club, but it turned out to be nonsense as the two clubs failed to agree on the terms of the transfer, with the Frenchman’s high salary requires a major sticking point. It is now hoped that a loan to Turkey or Russia can be guaranteed for Sarr. The transfer window to these two countries… Read More »Chelsea defender still looking for loan move – Footie Central

Dan James arrival takes Leeds to the next level

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY It’s the last day of the January 2019 transfer window and silence has fallen on Leeds. There is a hushed tone across the city as the night deepens, the jet black sky haunting. Inside the club’s training complex, there couldn’t be greater contrast. A desperate emergency sets the scene as Swansea City winger Dan James walks in, hoping to move to Elland Road in no time. The energy of the high stakes begins to subside as the club’s director of football Victor Orta and general manager Angus Kinnear relax into the… Read More »Dan James arrival takes Leeds to the next level

Willian takes massive wage hit – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Willian has agreed to forgo more than £ 20million in salary in order to secure a return to Brazil with the Corinthians. The winger signed with Arsenal for a free transfer a year ago from Chelsea, but with a salary of over £ 200,000 a week. The movement has proven being almost an utter disaster for both sides, with the Brazilian in the eyes of club supporters emblematic of what has gone wrong with the Gunners’ transfer strategy in recent years. There was also a backlash against signing other Chelsea players… Read More »Willian takes massive wage hit – Footie Central

Nuno proving early doubters wrong at Tottenham

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Nuno Espirito Santo was certainly not Tottenham Hotspur’s first choice to be their new manager. Indeed, the Portuguese was far from the shortlist of potential North London club successors to Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso would all have preferred. Mauricio Pochettino has even been approached for a return to the club. Despite his strong record at Wolves, Nuno was a largely uninspiring date. While Spurs originally wanted a coach with a dynamic, attack-oriented approach to wipe out the remnants of Mourinho’s ill-fated era, the man they ultimately… Read More »Nuno proving early doubters wrong at Tottenham

Nketiah remains with the Gunners – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Forward Eddie Nketiah will stay with Arsenal for the coming season, after a failed transfer plan to Crystal Palace. The Gunners had agreed a fee with the South London club for the England Under-21 international’s record, but with everything else apparently in place, Nketiah couldn’t agree on personal terms with Palace. Instead, they turned their attention to the north and signed Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard instead, agreeing to a four-year contract for the 23-year-old. Nketiah is currently recovering from an ankle injury, but his first-team chances in the Emirates appear to be… Read More »Nketiah remains with the Gunners – Footie Central

Amid Kane saga, Spurs fans should be grateful for Son

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Harry Kane’s attempts to leave Spurs were incredibly myopic and shed new light on his character. However that may be turned out, it was far from exemplary behavior for the captain of the national team and an apparent beacon of professionalism. While that status was compromised by his actions, it actually protected him in some ways. As an impeccably clean English father and hero, Kane developed a popularity that acted as a shield. As a result, the way he tried to bring about his exit from Spurs has been played down… Read More »Amid Kane saga, Spurs fans should be grateful for Son

Why Chelsea pulled out of Koundé deal – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Despite having been linked with him all summer, Chelsea ultimately failed to secure a deal for Sevilla center-back Jules Koundé. In the end, the Premier League side fell back because they judge the asking price too expensive. Koundé wanted the transfer but was denied after the Spanish club refused to budge on their assessment of the France international at € 80million. The west London club made four offers, the latest of which was € 55million, but the gap between the two clubs ultimately proved insurmountable. Chelsea had previously sold Kurt Zouma… Read More »Why Chelsea pulled out of Koundé deal – Footie Central

Michail Antonio at the forefront of West Ham success

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Few predicted that West Ham would be in the mix for a Premier League top-four finish last season. David Moyes’ team entered the 2020/21 campaign amid a cloud of fan protests and criticism of a summer transfer window that saw only one permanent addition (Tomas Soucek, who already had loaned to the club). A sixth place was real progress for the Hammers, especially given the circumstances, but that success was tinged with disappointment after holding a top-four spot for several weeks. Now the challenge is to build on that and Michail… Read More »Michail Antonio at the forefront of West Ham success

Kolasinac staying with Arsenal – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Although he managed to organize the last day loan moves for Hector Bellerín, Reiss Nelson, and goalkeeper Alex Runarsson, Sead Kolasinac remains an Arsenal player. The Bosnia-Herzegovina international spent the second half of last season on loan with Schalke, and with less than a year on his current contract at the Emirates, it was widely assumed he would move this summer. However, a offers move to Fenerbahçe in Turkey collapsed over his personal demands. He wanted a three-year contract worth € 3million (£ 2.6million) per year and wanted the same amount… Read More »Kolasinac staying with Arsenal – Footie Central

Premier League transfer deadline day 2021: Ranking the title contenders

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The transfer deadline for summer 2021 has ended and it can be said with enough confidence that it has been an intense and exciting window. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect football clubs around the world, the summer has not been easy for most European teams. Nonetheless, that hasn’t stopped most Premier League clubs from spending without any hesitation. Indeed, four clubs have spent over £ 100million and 12 top English football clubs have spent over £ 50million in the market. Arsenal end the window as the league’s biggest spender,… Read More »Premier League transfer deadline day 2021: Ranking the title contenders

Bellerín joins Betis on loan – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Hector Bellerín has joined La Liga side from Real Betis on loan for the coming season. It was after a failed transfer plan to his former club Barcelona, ​​following the collapse of a swap deal involving Emerson Royal. The full-back has instead joined Tottenham. Bellerín was the oldest player in the Emirates, but fell out of favor last year under Mikel Arteta and had no appeared in any of the club’s games this season. Returning to Spain means he will be paid less than on his current contract with the Gunners,… Read More »Bellerín joins Betis on loan – Footie Central

Who were the bargains of the transfer window?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The summer transfer window has been characterized by mega-deals, with players such as Romelu Lukaku, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho among those moving into big money transfers. But with many clubs still struggling financially due to the pandemic, other teams have had to try to find rough diamonds at a much lower price. Some players are already repaying their investments after a good start to the Premier League season, even after just three games. Here are the best deals of the 2021 summer transfer window. 6 best deals of the 2021… Read More »Who were the bargains of the transfer window?

Maitland-Niles denied move – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been told he needs to stay with Arsenal. He was heavily linked with a deadline for Everton, with the Merseyside club pushing for a loan transfer to Merseyside with an option to buy. And, to clarify his feelings, he posted a strong social media post on Monday reiterating his desire to leave so he could play regular football again. But, in a unexpected twist, Mikel Arteta called an emergency meeting with the player and his representatives and told him he was staying at the club. What makes things… Read More »Maitland-Niles denied move – Footie Central

2021 transfer window: Who were the winners and losers?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY There are no points for “winning” the transfer window, but with the market rebounding from a period of depression caused by the pandemic, it has been a fascinating summer of deals. Some teams are undoubtedly stronger than they were at the end of last season, while other clubs have spent huge amounts of money without appearing to have made any real improvements. So who are the winners and losers of the 2021 Premier League transfer window? We will take a look. Mercato 2021: the winners and the losers Winners Manchester United… Read More »2021 transfer window: Who were the winners and losers?

Nelson makes Feyenoord loan move – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson has joined Eredivisie Feyenoord’s side on loan for the season. The Rotterdam team had been Hoping to conclude a similar move for Manchester United’s Amadou Diallo, but turned his attention to Nelson after the Ivorian suffered an injury. Nelson became a fringe player in the Emirates under Mikel Arteta, although he played the role of late replacement when they lost on Matchday 1 at Brentford. And, with no European football to offer fringe players this season, his playing time was likely to be very limited. Previously, he… Read More »Nelson makes Feyenoord loan move – Footie Central

European Transfer Window’s Best XI: Messi, Ramos & more

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY After two months of transfer madness across Europe, the summer window is closed for all Big Five leagues. We’ve already looked at the best transfers for Premier League clubs, so here we’ll be doing the same for clubs in the rest of the Big Five – Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1. Again, we’ll choose an XI taking into account not only the quality and potential of the player, but also the requirements of the club, the age of the player, transfer fees, length of contract and other details.… Read More »European Transfer Window’s Best XI: Messi, Ramos & more

Could Harry Kane join Man City in a swap deal next summer?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Swaps are rare in the Premier League. The 2018 decision which saw Alexis Sanchez leave Arsenal for Manchester United and Henrikh Mkhitaryan go the other way was highly unusual and it is also a cautionary tale, with neither party being happy with the end result of this transfer. . But with Tottenham and Manchester City in a bind in a possible successful move for England captain Harry Kane this summer, could the inclusion of players help soften a possible swap deal next year? Of course, there are some major challenges involved… Read More »Could Harry Kane join Man City in a swap deal next summer?

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GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Creative Manchester United is delighted to confirm the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo to a two-year contract with a one-year extension option, subject to international clearance. “Manchester United are a club that has always had a special place in my heart, and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since Friday’s announcement. I can’t wait to play at Old Trafford in front of a full stadium and see all the fans again. I can’t wait to join the team after the international games, and I hope we have… Read More »Cr7creative

Tuchel to decide Hudson-Odoi – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY As the deadline approaches, Thomas Tuchel has yet to decide what to do about Callum Hudson-Odoi. With the England winger struggling to gain playing time in west London, he could still be allowed to join Borussia Dortmund on loan. The Bundesliga team made a approach for the 20-year-old and now the manager must decide what’s best for his development – stay and fight for his lace at Stamford Bridge, or move to Germany where he can be assured of playing regularly. This is by no means the first time that Hudson-Odoi… Read More »Tuchel to decide Hudson-Odoi – Footie Central

Have Manchester United made a mistake bringing back Cristiano Ronaldo?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY When Manchester United sold Romelu Lukaku, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeared to be working on a plan. During his tenure as head of the club, the Norwegian’s constant references to the glory days of the past may have come as shocking to many observers, with the more cynical suggesting that is about all he is offering, but one thing was clear. Something similar to the floating frontlines of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez that brought Manchester United such success in the 2007/08 campaign and beyond was what he was aiming… Read More »Have Manchester United made a mistake bringing back Cristiano Ronaldo?

A Guide to the FA’s New Heading Guidelines

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The football world has stood up and has taken note of the verdict of the 2002 inquiry into the death of the former England striker Jeff Astle has been returned. “Death from occupational disease” was the coroner’s opinion, and for the first time, a legal link between football leadership and long-term brain damage has been established. Astle was only 59 when he died of dementia. His passing has forced football authorities to take the issue seriously. As a result, a major study was commissioned by the FA and the Players’ Football… Read More »A Guide to the FA’s New Heading Guidelines

Arsenal could make late bid for Asensio – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Arsenal are still healing their wounds after their disastrous start to the season, which left the club at their lowest after three games, scoring no goals and conceding nine. Now they could still make a late offer in the transfer window to sign Marco Asencio from Real Madrid. The Gunners have already raided the Spanish club to sign Martin Ǿdegaard for good, but are considering returning to sign his former teammate. The 25-year-old is not a guaranteed start under Carlo Ancelotti this season and, although he is not actively looking to… Read More »Arsenal could make late bid for Asensio – Footie Central

Sevilla warn Chelsea – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Sevilla have warned Chelsea they are running out of time to sign defender Jules Koundé. The Champions League winners have been linked with a decision by the 22-year-old France international throughout the summer window, but price has been a sticking point. He has a £ 77million release clause but Chelsea are hopeful the Spanish club will accept a figure closer to £ 40million. However, with the transfer window closing on Tuesday, things are now going on the wire. In another complication, Kurt Zouma’s move to West Ham seemed threatened. Zouma’s departure… Read More »Sevilla warn Chelsea – Footie Central

Chelsea outgoings not yet complete – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Chelsea hope to cut their squad further ahead of the transfer deadline in order to reduce their payroll and two players who could be headed for the Stamford Bridge exit gate are Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater. Barkley spent last season on loan with Aston Villa but, despite a strong start with the West Midlands club, injury and loss of form brought him down in the pecking order, and they refused to exercise their option to purchase at the end of the campaign. Drinkwater has made just 23 appearances in all… Read More »Chelsea outgoings not yet complete – Footie Central

Bakayoko heading back to Milan – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Tiemoué Bakayoko has passed his medical exam with AC Milan and is set to enter into a two-year loan deal with an option to buy at the end. The French international midfielder had already spent a season on loan with the Serie A side three years ago, but at this point the Italian side were not convinced enough to keep him permanently. But now it looks like his career at Chelsea, which looked so brilliant, when he was signed from Monaco in 2017 for £ 40million, could finally be more. He… Read More »Bakayoko heading back to Milan – Footie Central

Maitland-Niles linked with Everton – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Everton have been linked with a decision by Arsenal utility player Ainsley Maitland-Niles before the deadline. The 23-year-old was set to switch to Wolves last summer but the Gunners turned down a £ 15million offer. Appearing as a winger, he made his way into the England squad, but his declared preference to play in midfield saw him become a marginal player in the Emirates. He moved to West Bromwich Albion in January, where he played his favorite role, but couldn’t prevent them from being relegated at the end of last season.… Read More »Maitland-Niles linked with Everton – Footie Central

Tactical Analysis: Chelsea’s short-handed masterclass against Liverpool

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY A week after their 2-0 London derby victory over Arsenal, Chelsea hit the road again, this time covering a much greater distance as their destination was Anfield, where they were to face Liverpool. Both teams had perfect league records heading into the game with no goals conceded and five scored, but something should give way in this battle between two potential title rivals. There were no real surprises in terms of training or staff apart from the fact that Roberto Firmino came for Diogo Jota and Andy Robertson came back in… Read More »Tactical Analysis: Chelsea’s short-handed masterclass against Liverpool

Christensen to sign new deal – Footie Central

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Center-back Andreas Christensen is set to sign a new four-year contract at Chelsea, with an option for an additional year thereafter. The 25-year-old was in the final year of his current contract at Stamford Bridge, and both sides were negotiating his extension, with the Denmark international threatening to go on a free transfer next summer. However, a suitable compromise has now been reached by both sides, the defender should receive a significant salary increase. He joined the West London club as a teenager and has returned to his best form since… Read More »Christensen to sign new deal – Footie Central

Morning Mix: Ronaldo return creates Pogba conundrum, reports of Man City’s demise were premature

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Sunday is here again, which means it’s time for ‘Morning Mix’ – our weekly football column with music thrown in the pot for good measure. We take a look at two talking points from the past seven days and point you to some of the best football writing elsewhere on the internet. We also offer a music recommendation to get you in the mood for Sunday and a final thought for the week to come. Ronaldo’s return creates Pogba’s enigma In what has been one of the craziest summer transfer windows… Read More »Morning Mix: Ronaldo return creates Pogba conundrum, reports of Man City’s demise were premature