Monday, 2 May 2016

Transfers XI 15/16

The 2015/16 season has seen a surge in new talent coming from overseas clubs and transfers between Premier League clubs. We take a look at some of the best transfers this season and their impact on the Premier League. 

Christian Fuchs and Robert Huth

It would make perfect sense to put these two players under the same roof. Robert Huth and Christian Fuchs have been part of a miracle that is Leicester City, seeing their side reach the top of the Premier League and with one hand already on the title it demonstrates their impact. Alongside club captain Wes Morgan and right back Danny Simpson, this Leicester back four have been near on impossible to break down and the addition of these two players speak for themselves. With 15 clean sheets, they are a huge factor as to why Leicester are sitting at the top of the table.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

The Chelsea Verdict

After an eventful season to say the least, we got in touch with massive Chelsea fan @UberChelseaFC on twitter and got his views on the Blues' campaign so far.  We set him 10 questions and here's what he had to say:

1 - Rate the season out of 10
3, It possibly should be lower but since Christmas, the main aim after Jose was sacked was to rekindle that consistency and belief and Hiddink has achieved that.

2 - What's the main thing that's gone wrong for Chelsea this season?
The players got way too confident and arrogant believing that no one could beat them. A poor summer transfer window didn't freshen up our squad and every other team figured out how to play us. We needed new faces and a new dimension, the board didn't achieve that.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

The Top 5 New Football Stadiums

Football is growing year on year and with this comes increased demand, so to accommodate this, clubs have been forced to develop their stadiums or even build new ones. This is becoming increasingly common so we though we'd take a look at the top 5.

Barca may already have one of the best stadiums in world football but they're not stopping there. Scheduled to be completed in 2021, Barcelona are renovating the Camp Nou to increase it's capacity to an enormous 105,000! Currently, only one big stand is covered by a roof but they plan to build a roof over the entire stadium to keep the noise in, although I'm sure it's just to make sure Leo Messi doesn't get abducted and taken back to his home planet!

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Top 5 Free Transfers This Summer

We're coming to the end of another season of football and clubs are beginning to think about next season. Whether they're looking to build upon a strong campaign this time out or need to completely shake the place up, clubs will be keeping an eye out for any bargains in the transfer market and the best bargain is a free one. So here at the top 5 free transfers coming up this summer as their contracts run out!

First up is none other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The big Swede's contract at PSG is up this summer and he has made it no secret that he won't be sticking around in Paris. Although the serial goalscorer seems to have his heart set on a move to the Premier League, I'm sure some ridiculous wages would tempt him anywhere. Ibrahimovic would undoubtedly be a great signing and could be the difference between a league title and a near miss!

Manager Of The Season 2015/2016

So with just a few games left of the season, we took a look at the possible candidates for the manager of the season so far.

Let's kick off with Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentinian hit the headlines instantly when he inherited the Southampton job from Nigel Adkins as he improved an already growing team into a force to be reckoned with. It didn't take long for the vultures to swoop and Pochettino soon made the switch to White Hart Lane where he endured a rather uneventful first season. However, since then it has been an entirely different story. Pochettino has single-handedly transformed Spurs from an average top 6 side with a habit of bottling it into genuine title contenders. OK, perhaps it is looking likely that they'll just miss out on the crown to Leicester but that is no smear on Pochettino's record as I highly doubt anyone had Spurs down to challenge for the title this year. Spurs have shown what they have lacked in previous seasons and that is consistency, clearly the former Espanyol manager has instilled a confidence in the side not seen before. It was often the sign of a Spurs side that they would collapse around February time, although this has not been the case this year and they have impressed everyone. Despite the fact they could be edged out of the Premier League throne by Leicester, I'm sure if you asked Spurs fans at the start of the season if they'd be happy with a Champions League spot, you'd hear a resounding yes. Coupled with the fact that Pochettino has built a solid squad with strength in depth, the future looks bright with young stars such as Alli and Kane enjoying excellent seasons.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

The 5 Most Prestigious Footballers

Football has seen a vast amount of legends over the years. Ranging from the best goal scorers to robust defenders. However, prestigious footballers can often be overlooked so here's my top 5!

1. Ryan Giggs

Who else to start with but Ryan Giggs. Over 950 appearances with Manchester United winning 13 Premier League titles. Coming through the youth system with the famous Class of 96' team, Giggs has seen it all. 2 Champions League medals, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and 9 Community Shields. Now being Louis Van Gaal's assistant manager he has stuck with the club for over 20 years and has often been linked with taking full control of United. No doubt the Manchester faithful would love to see him become their manager, but would he live up to the expectation required at Old Trafford?