Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez: the perfect partners never destined for the top

Marherz & Vardy
Mahrez and Vardy
Leicester City’s head of recruitment, Steve Walsh, cast a steely gaze over the Stade Océane. After travelling to northern France on his latest scouting quest, it seemed only right to begin his search in Normandy at Le Havre AC; the club’s famed academy having become something of a hotbed for young talent over recent years.

Having struck gold in the country’s second division not 18 months earlier, when the Foxes prized Anthony Knockaert away from Guingamp, Walsh was confident in his ability to pluck yet another nugget from lower echelons of French football. What he eventually unearthed, however, proved to be the rarest of gems.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Man Utd transfer news: Gareth Bale a 'strong possibility', Willian interest on ice

Gareth Bale
Man Utd could land Gareth Bale this summer, leading to them cooling interest in Willian
MANCHESTER UNITED could turn attention away from Chelsea star Willian and land Real Madrid's Gareth Bale instead.

Both Willian and Bale have been linked with switches to Old Trafford this summer.

And the latest on the two potential deals has now been revealed by journalist Duncan Castles on the latest episode of the Transfer Window Podcast.

He said: "There's a potential for Manchester United to come back in there. But the price is high.

Deal close: Man City closing in on first transfer of summer, £60M star set to undergo medical in coming days

riyad mahrez
Mahrez is set to finalise his move to the Etihad in the very near future
Man City are closing in on their first signing of the summer in the form of Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez, with the player set to undergo a medical with the Premier League champions in the next two days.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

What do Real Madrid have that Barcelona don't?

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane
In the Messi era, after the 'Pep Team,' Real Madrid once again reigns in Europe. 

Four out of five. 

Five years to win the same amount of trophies as Leo's Barcelona in 15 years. 

That was pointed out by former Blaugrana Marc Crosas recently, and in the midst of a full Los Blancos celebration, Puyol joined that reflection. 

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho SNUBBED players after FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea

JOSE MOURINHO didn't speak to his Manchester United players after their FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea, according to Nemanja Matic.

Jose Mourinho & Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte becomes the first manager to beat Jose Mourinho in an FA Cup final
Eden Hazard's first-half penalty was enough to separate the sides at Wembley, and leave former Blues boss without a trophy in his second season at Old Trafford.

Mourinho aimed a thinly-veiled at his old side after the clash, insisting Antonio Conte's defensive manner made Chelsea unworthy winners of the match.

But the Portuguese coach clearly didn't have anything to say to his players in the dressing room at full-time.
"We didn't speak with him [after the match]," Matic said.