If Newcastle can get a win at Villa Park tomorrow, then most Newcastle fans will think we've made a decent start in the first two games of the season with 3 points, and there's the possibility of getting another win at home to Crystal Palace nextSaturday. Daryl Janmaat one of our signings this summer [.
It's always good to see a Newcastle player whose Newcastle career seemed over a year ago come roaring back and that's exactly what has happened to our Algerian U23 International Mehdi Abeid, who Newcastle signed as a free agent from Lens three years ago. Mehdi Abeid in action in pre-season It looked [.
Ryan Taylor is training at the moment and its non competitive according to Pardew, and that probably means it's non contact right now, but Ryan is expected to resume full training in about three weeks time and Newcastle are right to be very careful with Ryan's comeback after what happened a year last [.
Let us know how you thing Newcastle will fare at Aston Villa tomorrow. Comments welcome. Note: Paul Lawson is a NUFC season ticket holder living in Birmingham, and wonders if there are any other season ticket holders in the area, so they can share the car expenses to Newcastle you can contact Paul at [.
Siem de Jong is back in the squad and he could make his debut at Villa Park tomorrow, although Alan Pardew has told the Dutchman he will have to work hard to make the starting line-up. Siem de Jong could start for Newcastle Whether he plays or not will depend on how he looks [...]
RemyCabella has been interviewed today, and the Corsica-born player has admitted he will have to build up his strength and endurance so he is able to copewith the much more physical game in England than he was used to in France. Remy Cabella working to build up strength And the 24 year-old seems willing [.
I wrote a piece on Arsenal and Jack Wilshere the other day, my point being that the 22-year old midfielder was showing signs of getting back to the form that made him such a sensation before his fledgling career was interrupted and nearly ruined by a series of long term and niggling injuries. But I [.
AC Milan Look To Scupper Arsenal's Move For Promising French Midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Just when Arsenal looked in pole position to sign teenage sensation Adrien Rabiot from French champions Paris Saint-Germain, there has come a twist in the tale. According to the reliable Italian website Tuttosport, AC Milan are attempting a last-minute steal of Rabiot from the Gunner's clutches.
Without some of our best players and with a fair few of the others looking a couple of weeks off being fully match sharp, Arsenal have had a pretty decent start to the season, and according to one of the new boys, Mathieu Debuchy, you ain't seen nothing yet. The France international right back, signed [.
Five Players Who Simply Have To Perform This Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
If you include Manchester United as one of the Premier League's top five, then four of the top five started the season with a win at the weekend. Already, the Premier League table has an ominously familiar look to it as the top four of last season now occupy similar places in the table once again.
The subject of whether Arsenal should have tried to use the first refusal option to buy back the former club captain Cesc Fabregas was always going to come up after the Spanish midfielder joined our Premier League rivals Chelsea. And once Fabregas put in an impressive display in his first Premier League game for them, [.
I am not one of the Arsenal fans who groans and moans about everything that Olivier Giroud does. I actually quite like the big Frenchman and appreciate what he does for the team, but he was quite honestly shocking against Besiktas on Tuesday and I do not think we should start with him up front [...]
3 Players Arsenal Must Sign To Challenge For The Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal have had a decent transfer window, by their standards. Normally, the onset of the summer signifies the end of at least one big-name player's career at the Emirates. The Gunners have though, managed to retain all their stars this year, whilst also adding to the squad by signing three talented players in Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers and Alexis Sanchez.
Manchester United Midfielder Heading For Old trafford Exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When Nani and Anderson were brought to Manchester United by Sir Alex Ferguson from Portugal in 2007, they were compared to Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Scholes respectively. Two years later, when Ronaldo left and Scholes neared retirement, they were seen as the heirs to the thrones vacated by these Old Trafford legends.
During the World Cup we saw the renaissance of the 3-5-2 formation. Typically known as the classical continental formation of the 1970′s and 1980′s. Louis Van Gaal, who took charge of The Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup, has stood by a philosophy akin to the Dutch "total football" during his managerial career.
Why Mario Balotelli will be a hit at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mario Balotelli is on the brink of a return to the Premier League, with Liverpool agreeing a £16m fee with AC Milan. Balotelli is due on Merseyside to complete the deal. Some have questioned the move, whereas others have applauded it.
From Italy: Liverpool could involve in transfer with Serie A club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Serie A giants Napoli are targeting Liverpool duo Lucas Leiva and Fabio Borini, according to reports from Italy.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport claim that Napoli are monitoring the possibility of signingLiverpool duo Lucas and Borini, however, a lot will depend on the outcome of their match against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.
Manchester City vs Liverpool: Preview, possible lineups & Predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The bank holiday weekend ends with a mouth-watering tie as the top two teams from last season go head-to-head at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City and Liverpool both started their season with a victory and if either side can maintain their 100% start after this match they will have every reason to feel confident about the remainder of their season.
This Week on the Soccer Yanks Podcast: We are without Dave, but reinforcements were called in. Jay (@rescindedred) and Kyle (@kbjelly) join Dan (@socceryankdan) to discuss LvG and United, the Glazers, Southampton vs Liverpool, Balotelli at Merseyside, bad calls, Moody and Mackay, and more. Other ways to listen: Download.
Mario Balotelli's name precedes him, just as it was with the man he'll be replacing with his imminent arrival at Liverpool. When Premier League fans think of Balotelli, they think of "Why Always Me", bathroom fireworks, and his slew of training ground bust-ups with teammates and coaches alike. But just as it's unfair to refer to Suarez for his lapses in judgment so to speak, without mentioning that he was, indeed, the greatest player in the world during the 2013-14 season, it's unfair to mention Balotelli without mentioning his talent.
If you are like many out there who don't want to have a monthly cable/satellite bill anymore, but still want to watch live soccer matches, you are in luck. "Cord cutters" now have many different ways to watch live soccer events without having to fork out $50, $60, or $70 a month in television provider fees.
NBC has announced the commentators for this weekend's Premier League matches that will be shown on television and Internet across the United States.
Here's the line-up:
Saturday, August 23:
Aston Villa vs Newcastle, 7:45am, NBCSNand NBC Sports Live Extra; Jim Proudfoot & Chris Waddle Chelsea vs Leicester, 10am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Daniel Mann & Tony Gale Crystal Palace vs West Ham, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra andmovie theaters; Tony Jones & Alan Curbishley Southampton vs West Brom, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Joe Speight & Barry Horne Swansea vs Burnley, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Weaver & Andy Hinchcliffe Everton vs Arsenal, 12:30pm, NBC and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Lee Dixon
Sunday, August 24:
Hull vs Stoke, 8:30am, NBC Sports Live Extraand NBC Sports Live Extra; Jim Proudfoot & David Pleat Spurs vs QPR, 8:30am, CNBCand NBC Sports Live Extra; Ian Darke & Clive Allen Sunderland vs Manchester United, 11am, NBCSN and Telemundoand NBC Sports Live Extra; Jon Champion & Danny Mills
Monday, August 25:
Manchester City vs Liverpool, 3pm, NBCSN and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Graeme Le Saux
Two days after playing against Arsenal, Tim Howard makes his season broadcast debut in the studio with NBC Sports Group joining Lee Dixon and ITV Sport's Matt Smith at the Manchester City-Liverpool match for a live on-site studio appearance for Premier League Live at 2 p.
Back in the routine yet? You probably will be after this weekend!
Competitive soccer is back on the menu all over Europe, and after the Premier League curtain raisers were played out last weekend, a host of leagues across the continent begin their season too.
But such is the calibre of the fixtures that are to take place in the English football league this weekend, our focus falls primarily onto some potentially enticing clashes as we select our top five games to watch this weekend.
Mackay & LMA Show the Worst of English Football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When you have to issue an apology for a press release that was supposed to act in part as an apology, you know you're in big trouble.
The Malky Mackay situation went from repugnant to absurd to borderline comical after the LMA's press statement released on Thursday had the audacity to downplay racist, homophobic, and sexist texts exchanged between Malky Mackay and Iain Moody.
Much of the banter regarding Premier League teams these days is focused on money. An disagreement among fans will often descend into a rant about how "so and so" club bought the title. But are some of the club "saints" among the "sinners"? Or can they all be painted with the same brush.
To learn more, the folks over at TonyBet have put together this informative infographic.