Newcastle United's Gabriel Obertan was expected to leave the club in the summer, and like Ben Arfa, he was left behind when the squad traveled to New Zealand for their summer tour, and was told to find another club. Gabby Obertan after scoring the winner last Saturday And maybe it was only because his wages [.
We were really impressed with the substitute performance of Ayoze Perez on Saturday afternoon, and he did a lot of good work running at theLeicester defense, and then after 85 minutes, the young Spaniard brilliantly set up Papiss Cisse, whenhe beat a couple ofplayers in the box and sent over a perfectly weighted cross, but [.
After getting Newcastle's first league win of the season on Saturday against Leicester City, and out third win in total this season, Alan Pardew is hoping things will be a bit easier and that he will have a smoother run as manager of Newcastle United. Alan Pardew hoping for smoother run at Newcastle This [.
Newcastle are by no stretch of the imagination out of the woods yet although it was great to get our first win of the season on Saturday against Leicester City and it certainly was a great feeling one Newcastle fans hadn't had since early May our last league win when [...]
Newcastle manager could have five players back from injury for the game at Spurs on Saturday Cheick Tiote, Sammy Ameobi, Emmanuel Riviere and Mike Williamson and in addition Ryan Taylor has announced he is now fit and available and ready to make his comeback into the first team. Alan Pardew last Saturday [.
Alan Pardew has said today that you are taught in football when you get your coaching license never to use the word desperate because presumably it conjures up all kinds of negative connotations about what's happening with the football team. Alan Pardew on Saturday That's generally true in any management job, when you want [.
On Monday, Ryan Taylor played his first full game for Newcastle since August of two years ago, when he suffered the first of two successive and very serious ACL knee injures. Ryan Taylor ready for comeback after 26 months out After more than26 months out of the game, Ryan completed his first full game [.
We had thought when Sylvain Marveaux moved to Guingamp on a season long loan in the summer, that would be the last we would see of him, but given what's happened so far this season, maybe that Sylvain could still be at Newcastle next year at this time. Sylvain Marveaux playing against Fiorentina Sylvain has [.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew said yesterdaythat he expected Mike Williamson, Manu Riviere and Sammy Ameobi to be fit for the game at Spurs, and now he's added Cheick Tiote to that list. Cheick Tiote back at Spurs The 48 times capped Ivory Coast international was injured in the warm-up to the Leicester City [.
Newcastle United 28 year-old defender Steven Taylor has come in for some criticism in his ten years playing for the Newcastle first team, but he put in a very good solid performance at the back for us on Saturday afternoon against Leicester. Steven Taylor in action against Leicester And we need to see more [.
There has been an awful lot of attention given to Gabby Obertan this season, because the 25 year-old is one of the few players who have been playing at or near their best for Newcastle this season. Gabby Obertan running at full tilt Love the pink boots Gabby has set up chances for players [...]
Up until the 88th minute of the game between Anderlecht and Arsenal, Anderlecht was leading 1-0 and were on the verge of a shock result, but the Gunners fought back with two late goals to achieve an unlikely victory.
Kieran Gibbs scored in the 89th minute after a inch-perfect cross by Calum Chambers.
The poor start to the season from Arsenal has once again piled a whole heap of pressure on the shoulders of Arsene Wenger. But just last week the chief executive Ivan Gazidis highlighted the fact that the club hierarchy are scared about replacing the Frenchman, mainly because they are not confident that anyone coming in [.
While I know that Arsenal fans, me included, were hoping for a lot more from the Gunners this season, and while I hate the phrase `Wenger trophy` it is still absolutely vital that that Arsenal finish in the top four of the Premier League this season. Do not let the jibes from the media and [...]
It was surely no surprise to Arsenal fans when Jack Wilshere fouled Hull City's Gaston Ramirez after about an hour on Saturday and even less of a surprise that the referee showed him a yellow card for the challenge. Because that is unfortunately a part of the England midfielders game and the fact that it [.
UEFA will face questions over its enforcement of ground closures after a number of CSKA Moscow supporters appeared to gain entry to their side's UEFA Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Khimki Arena.
The Group E match, which ended in a 2-2 draw, was officially played behind closed doors after the European governing body punished the Russian club for repeated racist offences by their fans.
Can Chelsea Cope With Diego Costa's Absence For Long? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The 2014/15 season has been near-perfect for Chelsea Football Club thus far. Unbeaten in all competitions, the Blues are sitting comfortably at the top of the Premier League and are on course to succeeding on other fronts as well.
It's easy to view modern footballers as soulless mercenaries, to assume they feel no emotion whatsoever for a club or the fans. But we don't really know any and all footballers. What if they just crush a lot? What if they are merely Don Juans, men with feelings who just happen to fall head over heels for the newest club and immediately forget the prior one?
A BIG QUESTION In order to score more, do you need to be prepared to concede more? Let's face facts. City and Pool did last season and finished 1st and 2nd. They also played the most attractive and exciting football.
3 Solutions To Chelsea's Striker Crisis Against Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea put in another fantastic performance last night in the Champions League to put Slovenian side Maribor to the sword. The Blues ran out 6-0 winners, with Eden Hazard being the centre of attention again, scoring twice.
Despite only being appointed in the summer of 2014, Alan Irvine's tenure at West Bromwich Albion was never expected to be one of longevity. The Baggies supporters greeted the his acquisition with a collective shrug of the shoulders; after all, for all Irvine's gentlemanly qualities, he's yet to truly make his mark as a top quality manager.
Why Southampton Can Finish In The Top 6 This Season. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Despite all the intriguing plots and sub-plots that have gone on this season, the story of the campaign has undoubtedly got to be that of Southampton. Predicted to be set for doom and gloom after a mass summer exodus that saw all of their star players from last season leaving, the Saints have forged an incredible revival under new manager Ronald Koeman.
Sergio Aguero is fast off the ball and perhaps even quicker with it at his feet. He skips by defenders in and around the 18-yard box weekly and evades them to find the two inches of space he needs to punish the opponent with a sublime finish. If he doesn't get off a shot, he'll get fouled to draw a free kick, which could be finished by any of the world-class players on the Manchester City roster.
Cristiano Ronaldo will rock up on Merseyside this week boasting a phenomenal strike rate for the 2013/14 season.
The Portuguese sensation has 17 goals in nine appearances in domestic and European competition at the time of writing, and such is the standard of the Real Madrid man's remarkable goalscoring feats, questions will be asked about the milestones the former Manchester United man could potentially accomplish for Los Blancos this year.
Yesterday, Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone suggested that Black Cats players should reimburse supporters who had traveled to St Mary's on Saturday only to witness the club fall to a humiliating 8-0 defeat against Southampton.
"I will personally talk to the team to see if it is possible to pay [for the fans'] tickets and their trip," Mannone said.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has suggested that Brendan Rodgers leave striker Mario Balotelli out of his starting eleven in order to give his side the best chance of beating Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Speaking onSky Sports: Monday Night Football, Carragher urged the Liverpool boss to drop the Italian international from the lineup and moved Raheem Sterling further forward.
QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.
Redknapp launched an attack on the Morocco international after QPR's 3-2 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, claiming Taarabt was "not fit to play football", adding, "I can't keep protecting people who don't want to run about and train, who are about three stone overweight".