Thursday, August 16, 2018

Kevin De Bruyne Faces 12 Weeks Out After Suffering Knee Ligament Tear in Training

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Kevin De Bruyne Faces 12 Weeks Out After Suffering Knee Ligament Tear in Training
Kevin De Bruyne Faces 12 Weeks Out After Suffering Knee Ligament Tear in Training
​​Manchester City have suffered the first major setback in their efforts to retain the Premier League title after Kevin De Bruyne suffered a suspected knee ligament tear in training on Wednesday. ​The news broke yesterday that De Bruyne had sustained the injury in training, and he turned up on crutches at the premiere of City's "All or Nothing" Amazon documentary last night. It is understood that De Bruyne tore the lateral ligament in his right knee. City said ​in a statement that the Belgian...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Arturo Vidal: I'm a street footballer

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Arturo Vidal: I'm a street footballer
Arturo Vidal: I'm a street footballer

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Why we shouldn’t have been surprised by Jorginho’s outrageous penalty technique

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Why we shouldn’t have been surprised by Jorginho’s outrageous penalty technique

It was a highlight of the Premier League’s opening weekend.

We all knew that Chelsea’s Italian maestro Jorginho was an unbelieveably class act.

After all, Man City and Pep Guardiola were desperate to sign him from Napoli. Therefore he must be pretty good.

AFP or Licensors “Where are you going? City is that way!”[/caption]

What we rather naively failed to notice about Jorginho’s game however is that he has an unbelievable track-record of tucking away penalties, and doing so in some style too.

We saw the 26-year-old convert from 12-yards in Chelsea’s opening game of the season at Huddersfield, in what was the coolest thing you saw all weekend.

The little hop in his run-up to the spot-kick had everyone drooling. We still can’t stop bloody watching it.

Reuters Got some serious air on that hop[/caption]

It’s not the first time that Jorginho has done this.

One eagled-eyed Reddit user has pointed out that the unusual, yet effective technique of Jorginho from the spot was actually a regular occurrence during his time with Napoli.

Seeing double

The video shows the midfielder converting three penalties during his time at Napoli, in which he uses the exact same technique that we saw against Huddersfield.

Only one of the spot-kicks is saved, with the keeper then unable to hold onto the ball before Jorginho fires in the rebound.

We firmly believe that these images should hang in a museum somewhere…

He’s been making goalkeepers look silly in Serie A for years and now has his sights set on doing the same to Premier League stoppers.

We can’t wait to see how the next goalkeeper to face Jorginho from 12-yards deals with his run-up.

Yet another intriguing subplot to look out for this season…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Tottenham delay new White Hart Lane opening due to safety concerns, moving two more games to Wembley

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Tottenham delay new White Hart Lane opening due to safety concerns, moving two more games to Wembley
Tottenham delay new White Hart Lane opening due to safety concerns, moving two more games to Wembley
Tottenham move Liverpool and Cardiff City games back to Wembley after having to cancel two test events, which they need for a safety licence

US Ryder Cup team: The eight automatic qualifiers

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US Ryder Cup team: The eight automatic qualifiers
The remaining team members will be named in September.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Referee Anthony Taylor accidentally tackles Georginio Wijnaldum and nearly sets up West Ham equaliser 

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Referee Anthony Taylor accidentally tackles Georginio Wijnaldum and nearly sets up West Ham equaliser 

It’s business as usual for Liverpool and Mohamed Salah so far.

The Reds are 1-0 up at Anfield in their Premier League opener against West Ham, courtesy of the Egyptian King himself.

We have a feeling he’s looking to carry on from where he left off last season, eh?

He's back 🇪🇬 pic.twitter.com/FN0Q2t9qtf

— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) August 12, 2018

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In fact, with Salah, Sadio Mane and new signing Naby Keita running the show for Jurgen Klopp’s side, it’s fair to say the Hammers looked a little overwhelmed in the early stages of the match.

That was until they got a helping hand from an unlikely source; the referee, Anthony Taylor.

West Ham’s best player

And no, the man in black didn’t make a controversial call.
Instead, he actually got involved with the play, getting in the way of Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum deep in the Liverpool half and accidentally tackling the Dutch midfielder.
I guess it happens, right?

But to his horror, the ball then bounced kindly to Hammers winger Michail Antonio to play in Marko Arnautovic through on goal.
Luckily, one-on-one with Liverpool’s goalkeeper Alisson, the Austrian hit his shot just wide of the goal.
We imagine Taylor breathed a huge sigh of relief there.

Luckily for him, Marko forgot his scoring boots

Good thing the folks of Twitter saw the funny side, huh?

Good tackle by referee Taylor creates the chance for Arnautovic but it's missed.

— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) August 12, 2018

Anthony Taylor has got a West Ham beach towel

— Andy Castell (@AJ3) August 12, 2018

Anthony Taylor are you serious mate. You actually tackled him.

— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) August 12, 2018

30 – Anthony Taylor gets in the way of Gini Wijnaldum trying to dribble out.

Jurgen Klopp on the touchline…

“Wow…..wow, wow, wow, wow.”

— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) August 12, 2018

Another shooting chance for Arnautovic, assisted by referee Anthony Taylor's tackle on Wijnaldum. Thankfully for #LFC, the effort is scuffed.

— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) August 12, 2018

Anthony Taylor has just made the best tackle for West Ham in the first 30 mins. #LIVWHU

— richard foster 🦅 (@rcfoster) August 12, 2018

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

PH’s Etheridge braces for historic Premier League debut

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PH’s Etheridge braces for historic Premier League debut
PH's Etheridge braces for historic Premier League debut

When Neil Etheridge steps into the field for Cardiff City at Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth on Saturday night, the Filipino-British goalkeeper will not only make history as the first Southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League but also live his dream of seeing action in one of the world’s most prestigious and lucrative […]

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