The closeness of the title race has always given the Premier League the edge over the other leagues around Europe. So often it comes down to the last few weeks of the season and in the famous instance of Man City’s title-winning campaign during the 2011/2012 season, the last kick of the season as Aguero brought down the curtain on the 360 game league with a goal that secured the Citizens the title on goal difference.
The Sky Blues will begin February with at least a 12-point lead over second-placed Manchester United, which is almost unheard of at this time of the season. The gulf in class between Man City and the rest of the league is as big as it has ever been. It’s not just the points disparity that has daylight between Guardiola’s men and the other teams but also the football they are playing. Continue reading “Mourinho Hoping Against Hope City Will Falter”
Manchester United have offered Alexis Sanchez a huge deal to move to Old Trafford, according to reports. The Chile international dumped the move to the Blues for the Red Devils of Manchester as City could not up their offer. Arsenal are in advanced stage of talks to get Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Sanchez in a player swap deal.
The 29-year old Sanchez would receive a whopping £14 million per year after tax in wages – making it £27 million before tax. Manchester United would also meet Arsenal’s £30 million valuation, pay Sanchez a sign-on fee of £20 million and then pay all the agents involved another £10 million to close the deal. Continue reading “UNITED OFFER SANCHEZ HUGE DEAL”
With almost one-third of the Football League Championship already in the books, we are yet to really see who will be filling the top-two spots, with a place in the Premier League for next season as the glittering prize.
Newly promoted Sheffield United currently lead the standings, with Wolves and Cardiff narrowly behind. There are several other contenders who may still have plenty to say before the end of the season, in what promises to be a very close fight to the finish for the promised land.
Here we will look at some of the main contenders in greater detail. Continue reading “Championship Promotion Race is Wide-open”
Manchester United stand to lose a hefty £85 million – primarily through sponsorship and TV money – if they failed to qualify for the Champions League next season. The club remain sixth in the table even after a brilliant 3-0 win over Leicester City during the weekend.
The result has certainly helped United take advantage of competitors like Arsenal and Liverpool dropping points. However, it seems that at least 6 teams will be involved in the fight for the top four places. There is a distinct possibility of United dropping out of the Champions League qualification for a second consecutive campaign. Continue reading “Man Utd Facing £85 Million Champions League Loss”
On the 21st of August, incumbent manager, David Moyes, intimated that his side had begun their relegation battle – just two games into the current campaign. Call it a lucky guess or tempting fate but the ex-Everton hero was right; the Black Cats just equalled the record for the worst start to a Premier League season in history.
Following the example set by Alan Ball’s Manchester City team in 1995/6, have clawed just two points from their opening ten games, with one-all draws against West Bromwich Albion
and Southampton their only source of reward. To put that statistic into perspective, only three top-flight teams have ever begun a season with just three points from ten matches, let alone two. Continue reading “Sunderland are Doomed”
The Spanish forward of Tottenham Hotspurs, Roberto Soldado has been struggling ever since he was transferred from the Spanish League over to the Premier League as he used to be a player of Valencia and after going through a sensation season with Valencia where Soldado managed to score 24 goals in 35 appearances then Tottenham decided to offload €26 million in order to bring him to the White Hart Lane Stadium but Soldado has not been able to replicate his form of years ago.
Tottenham Hotspurs locked horns with Everton on November 30 and goals from Christian Eriksen and Roberto Soldado sealed the victory for Tottenham, however this victory and this goal that Soldado scored was much more emotional and important for him as it was the first Premier League goal which he has been able to score since March.
The player himself admitted that it was a very important goal for him as he shed a few tears.
‘’The moment the ref blew for half time everybody sung my name and I welled up a little bit, I had a tear in my eye. It was very special. Thanks!’ Roberto Soldado told the media.
The manager of Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino has recently been put under heavy pressure and criticism due to some of his decisions regarding certain players that he has chosen and placed in his starting lineup and one of those players was Roberto Soldado as fans just aren’t confident and believe that he should be playing in the main team at all but Pochettino expressed his confidence in relation to Soldado.
“We need to give him the chances to play again and keep him calm. A striker always wants to score but against Partizan he created chances pretty well and was unlucky in front of goal. Maybe next time he will score’’ Mauricio Pochettino said as he revealed his support towards Soldado.
Roberto Soldado will have to continue scoring goals for Tottenham Hotspur in order to gain the trust from all the fans and supporters of the Premier League club and also to prove that his price tag of €26 million was worth it.