The Manchester Derby is usually one of the most anticipated fixtures in football, and this year is no different. At this point of the season, the top of the league is usually tightly contested with only a couple of points separating teams. It’s also at this point where it becomes clear whether certain Premier League predictions are accurate. However Manchester City’s start to the season means that they are already 8 point clear. A victory in the derby means they will go 11 points clear of United and also break the Premier League winning streak record.Continue Reading
Not too long ago, Xavi Hernandez ended his relationship with Barcelona which spanned for over 15 years as the Spanish midfielder joined the Qatari club Al Sadd on 2015.
For some time now, it has been rumored and believed that Andres Iniesta would follow the footsteps of Xavi Hernandez and also join Al Sadd or another club overseas but Andres Iniesta has denied all those claims as he has recently unveiled his intentions to retire in Camp Nou.
Andres Iniesta is 33 years old and he has a contract with Barcelona which extends until June of 2018. From the looks of it, Iniesta not only wants to completely fulfill what his contract has stated but maybe even go beyond that as the 2010 FIFA World Cup winner wants to continue playing at a high level for a few more years.
¨I have always said I would like to retire at Barcelona. It is the club I have been at since I was 12. I still have years left to play at the highest level so it is too early to decide my future, but Barcelona is where I want to be and hope to be for a long time¨ Barcelona´s Andres Iniesta said.
Even though Andres Iniesta himself has revealed his desire to continue with Barcelona, ultimately the decision of whether or not he gets to perform is up to the decision of the recently selected manager Ernesto Valverde.
Age is an important factor to take into consideration when it comes to keeping hold of a player or letting them go and considering that Andres Iniesta is 33 years old, he is very likely entering the final stages of his professional career.Continue Reading
The kit man of any football club has a tedious task on their hand – whether it’s from the Premier League or Sunday League. Anyone who has played in the latter knows how costly and time consuming it can be.
But have you ever taken the time to think of the potential costs over the course of a full season? The below graphic is based on 15 full kits cost £15 per wash, over the course of a 38-game season in the Premier League.
The below infographic, put together by Paddy Power football bets has some staggering fees for each team over the course of a single campaign.
For example, Sunderland come out at a staggering £56,430 after David Moyes used a large number of players and rotation to his side’s disappointing campaign that saw them finish bottom of the league to play Championship football next season.
On the other hand, Antonio Conte didn’t rotate his title-winning Chelsea squad greatly at all and may have saved his side up to £15,000 in washing bills compared to the Black Cats.
The numbers for the FA Cup are astronomical. With so many teams entering in the early qualifying rounds, it greatly expands the fees. If 14 players had been used by each club in this past season’s competition then it would have cost the kitman more than half a million to get them all clean again.
Of course, the riches of the Premier League means each of the 20 clubs do not actually have to worry about washing their kits as a new one can be used for every game, and the worn kits donated or sold for charity.
The below graphic has all the data and much more:
It looks to be another intense summer transfer window at the end of this season as the depth of Premier League competition and quality increases against. New TV deals with inevitably be agreed allowing clubs more than ever to spend on lucrative contract deals and transfer fee’s however who from the Premier League may be moving elsewhere. These players appear to be unsettled or want to move onto bigger and better things…
Alexis Sanchez is looking more and more unsettled as the games fly by for Arsene Wenger who may be out the door himself at the end of this campaign. Alexis is no doubt a world-class talent and when you come from a team like Barcelona who just pulled off a master-class comeback you expect bigger things from your club. Arsenal failed to get past the second round in the Champions League against suffering a 10-2 defeat on aggregate against Bayern Munich where Sanchez was seen subtly laughing on the bench as his team conceded another. There’s no doubt if any sort of substantial bid comes in for Sanchez this summer he will be off.Continue Reading
There are many good English prospects to look out for in the future and plenty of them have already blossomed into great players, but which are the 5 English talents to look out for? Below we will have a look at some of the more established English players and some of the upcoming ones.
Marcus Rashford – This one is a pretty obvious one. Marcus Rashford has come on leaps and bounds since his Manchester United debut and has already scored many important goals for the club. He has already had his England senior debut and has scored in that as well, he has the potential to go on to become one of the greatest English strikers that has ever lived. There aren’t many players better than Rashford at the moment and he is taking English football by storm thanks to some of his great goals, the last time a good striker came through the ranks in England was Wayne Rooney, and look how well he fared? Rashford has the ability and the attitude to put his name down in footballing history. Marcus Rashford is only 18 years old and is already in the starting line ups for club and country and we will soon get to see what he is all about and what he can really do in the World Cup.
Dele Alli – Dele Alli has already established himself as one of the best players for both England and Tottenham and he continues to show the potential that will ultimately make him one of England’s best. His aggressive nature and quick runs will put him down in history. Dele Alli is only 20 years old which makes him a definite asset for the future of English football.Continue Reading
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