Newcastle United have suffered heavily in terms of defensive strength this season.
They have conceded 53 goals in the league, which is the second worst tally. This has been one of the primary reasons behind their relegation battle. If the club fail to recover their form in the next couple of matches, there is a good chance of the club experiencing relegation for the first time since 2009. Back then, one of the major reasons behind the club’s entry into the Championship was the inability to score goals and several managerial changes over the season.
Arsenal’s MesutOzil is convinced that in order to win more titles not only for his country or for his club but also for himself, he will have to become more selfish and start scoring goals instead of passing them to his teammates.
The German midfielder was asked about the possibility of him winning major titles including the Ballon d’Or and MesutOzil responded by saying that he can achieve it but in order for this to happen he needs to score more goals and think more of himself instead of being so selfless.
Jamie Carragher is of no opinion that it was Liverpool defender Kolo Toure who ended up changing the mind of Yaya Touré, who wanted to leave Manchester City in the summer.
Yaya Touré came in for a huge amount of criticism after his club’s failure to retain the league title. Touré was very close to joining Inter Milan after his mentor Roberto Mancini expressed his desire to be reunited with the Ivory Coast international. However, the move is thought to have failed at the last moment due to a change of mind by the player. This is believed to have come due to the words of Touré.
Tottenham star Harry Kane says that he is flattered by the interest shown by Manchester United, but he has also reiterated his desire to stay at White Hart Lane.
Kane came through the ranks at the London outfit, but he has been linked with a move to a real top club like many at White Hart Lane. In the past, United have signed Spurs players like Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov.Kane could be next on the list with United reportedly ready to offer around £ 40 million for the striker. After finishing last season as the PFA Young Player of the Year, Kane is a striker in demand.
Arsenal will be welcoming Chelsea to the Emirates stadium this weekend after having finally broken the stranglehold over the top teams.
Since the start of 2015, Ipswich Town has only been able to claim 6 victories in the English League Championship and this is a very low amount of triumph taking into consideration that they have played 15 matches with their latest game ending in a 1-0 victory for Ipswich Town after defeating Watford.
The club which is being guided by Mick McCarthy has experienced a dip in form that has seen Ipswich Town go from the 2nd spot of the English League Championship to the 6th position.
Former Newcastle United midfielder Kieron Dyer says that he is already seeing promising signs that Ipswich Town will be able to produce a number of high quality players in the next few years.
The Championship outfit have been attempting to return to the Premier League for a few seasons. Those attempts have not ended in success.
Former Newcastle United midfielder Lee Bowyer has opened up on the infamous incident between him and Kieron Dyer on the pitch of a 3-0 defeat against Aston Villa in 2005.
Despite being teammates, they traded blows against each other. This resulted in the referee sending both of them with a straight red card and reducing Newcastle to just eight players. This is one of the astonishing incidents in the Premier League history. Not much has been said about it until now. Bowyer says that it was one of those incidents when frustration due to a thrashing boiled over.
Ipswich Town looked like being on the verge of losing two of their important players – Tyrone Mings and David McGoldrick. The duo were subjected to offers from Crystal Palace and Leicester City respectively. After their promotion to the Premier League, the duo have been taking a number of good players from the Championship. Mings and McGoldrick have been key players for Ipswich has demonstrated by manager Mick McCarthy on several occasions. After making a poor start to the campaign, it is looking almost certain that Ipswich Town may not challenge for promotion spot.
Yuri Zhirkov made an impact for his national side Russia in the last practice game before the FIFA World Cup 2014 against Morocco.
The veteran left winger found the back of the net in the initial parts of the second half and helped Russia secure a 2-0 win.
This win would certainly give the Russians a lot of self belief ahead of their campaign in Brazil.
The Russian side had gone into this match without a couple of regular players, but, that didn’t appear to affect their performance. They always remained on the top of the opposition.