Category Archives: UK Football

Arsenal v Spurs- NLD after the international break

The Premier League resumes after the international break with a tasty North London derby between bitter rivals Arsenal and Spurs at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

For most of the modern Premier League era, North London has been “red”, with Arsenal dominating, but the balance of power in recent times has shifted marginally to White Hart Lane, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side four points ahead of the Gunners in the league table going into this weekend clash. Continue reading Arsenal v Spurs- NLD after the international break

Stoke vs Leicester City 2:2 Goals 04-11-2017

Talk about same results at a home ground- the third straight game at the Britannia (Bet365) Stadium between Stoke and Leicester City that has ended in a 2:2 draw. It was Stoke who had to come from behind in this game though, with Shaqiri and Crouch cancelling out goals from Iborra and Mahrez. 29.602 in attendance for this Stoke vs Leicester clash Continue reading Stoke vs Leicester City 2:2 Goals 04-11-2017

Video Example of poor Chelsea defending vs Roma- 3 players run towards Dzeko and leave Perotti unmarked

Absolute schoolboy defending this from Chelsea in their Champions League tie against Roma, with Rudiger, Azpi and David all running towards Edin Dzeko and leaving Perotti unmarked. If you’ve seen little kids all run towards the ball in school, that is precisely what this looks like!

Unfortunately for Roma, Perotti wasn’t able to convert Continue reading Video Example of poor Chelsea defending vs Roma- 3 players run towards Dzeko and leave Perotti unmarked

Looking forward to Liverpool v Man Utd

The friendly rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester is one that has been going on since the industrial revolution, and it wasn’t long until it spilled over into the two football clubs – Liverpool and Manchester United.

There have been plenty of exciting matches over the years and both clubs have kept the scoresheet pretty balanced in these matches. However, United have had the better in recent years, particularly in the Premier League era where they have won the title on 13 occasions in the 25-year history whilst Liverpool haven’t won the English top flight since
1990. Continue reading Looking forward to Liverpool v Man Utd

Reece Oxford set to return to West Ham in December

Reece Oxford is set to return to West Ham in December after German Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach decided to cut short the youngster’s loan spell.

The versatile Oxford, who can play both in central midfield and defence, was loaned out to Gladbach for the entirety of the 2017/18 season with the hope that it could benefit the youngster the same way as it did for Andreas Christensen, the Danish centre-back who is now a first team regular at Chelsea.

However Oxford is yet to make a single competitive senior appearance for Gladbach this season and has been on the bench for all seven of their league games, with MGB boss Dieter Hecking not still sure how to fit him into the squad. Gladbach’s results have been far from impressive, although they did bounce back from their 6:1 loss to Dortmund by beating Hannover 96 over the weekend.

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Oxford’s parent club West Ham moved out of the bottom three over the weekend, with a performance against Swansea this Hammers blog called “dire” and “papering over the cracks“.

However according to FIFA regulations, Oxford will be unable to play for West Ham until the beginning of next year.

Video ITFC Sunderland 5:2 Highlights | Ipswich v SAFC Goals 2017

The highest scoring game among Tuesday’s domestic and European fixtures is this one in the English second tier between Ipswich and Sunderland. More struggles for the Black Cats, who have picked up just six points from a possible 30 in the Championship and currently lie in the bottom three.

All seven goals scored by different players, but the star was Martyn Waghorn (an ex SAFC player himself), who scored for Ipswich and also had a hand in Spence and Celina’s goals Continue reading Video ITFC Sunderland 5:2 Highlights | Ipswich v SAFC Goals 2017

Arsene Wenger gifts Gareth Barry signed kit for new Premier League appearance record

Gareth Barry made Premier League appearance No. 633 earlier today evening for West Bromwich Albion, thus becoming the new record holder. Barry played the full 90 but was unable to prevent his side from going down 2:0 at the Emirates to Arsene Wenger’s men, for whom French striker Alexandre Lacazette netted twice.

Wenger presented Barry with a signed Arsenal kit- a nice gesture from the Arsenal gaffer we must say. Some of Arsenal’s players, Ainsley Maitland-Niles for example, were toddlers when Barry started his career at Villa! Continue reading Arsene Wenger gifts Gareth Barry signed kit for new Premier League appearance record