Sunday, 25 February 2018

Alan Shearer Labels Liverpool Defender 'Best Player on the Pitch' in West Ham Win

​Alan Shearer has heaped praise on Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson after his performance in ​Saturday's 4-1 win over West Ham. The left-back has impressed in recent weeks after establishing himself as first choice ahead of Alberto Moreno. And Shearer was one of a number of onlookers waxing lyrical over his display as Liverpool comfortably overcame West Ham at Anfield. “I thought he was the best player on the pitch,” Shearer said on Match of the Day.  “He had a bit of a slow start to his...

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West Ham Fans Criticised on Twitter for Adolf Hitler Banner Held Up During 4-1 Liverpool Loss

​A group of West Ham United fans held up a bizarre banner comparing their owner's running of the club to Adolf Hitler's bombing of London during World War Two. Around 20,000 people were killed by German bombs across Luftwaffe bombs across London during the war, as the Blitz decimated large areas of the British capital. Naturally, the small minority of Hammers fans who felt the clueless comparison was appropriate have been met with distain from Twitter users, with many condemning the fans for...

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No Love Lost: Jose Mourinho Fires Shots at Chelsea by Insisting They're 'Not Special Anymore'

​Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has stuck the boot in on his former club Chelsea, insisting that they are no longer 'special.' ​The Portuguese is preparing his side for the visit of the Blues in the Premier League on Sunday, and claims the affair is going to be about nothing more than getting the three points. Mourinho won three league titles with the Blues across two stints, but there will be no room for sentiment as United seek to climb back above Liverpool into second in the table. He...

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Football's 5 Most Prolific Divers Ranked in Order of Convincingness

Diving has been a part of the beautiful game for a long time now, and sadly it seems to be getting more and more prevalent, in spite of the threat of retroactive sanctions being implemented for players found guilty of conning their way to winning a foul. There has been much debate surrounding the concept of diving recently, so here are football's five most prolific divers ranked in order of how convincing their acting skills are. Being one of the most talented players in world football it...

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Man City Boss Guardiola Claims Side Won't be Allowed Booze-Fuelled Celebration if They Win Cup Final

​Manchester boss Pep Guardiola has claimed that his side won't be allowed to indulge in boozy celebrations if they beat Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday afternoon. As reported by the Daily Mail, the former-Barcelona manager has laid down the law to his players ahead of the big match, insisting that winning the competition won't trigger a wild celebratory night out in London.  Dismissing the possibility of alcohol-fuelled festivities, Guardiola said: "Normally there is no alcohol...

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Kylian Mbappe's Ultimate Dream Team Proves That He Knows His Stuff About the Beautiful Game

​Kylian Mbappe has selected his ​ultimate dream team, and it's every bit as special as the young Paris Saint-Germain striker himself. Unlike some footballers, Mbappe has not allowed club or country ties to blind his decision-making, selecting only one PSG teammate and one Frenchman. His love for Cristiano Ronaldo has also not stopped him from including Ronaldo's arch-nemesis Lionel Messi. A young Kylian Mbappé and his idol. What a talent. pic.twitter.com/aOJMBjlf82 — SPORTbible (@sportbible)...

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Arsenal Ace Aubameyang Claims His Audacious Lifestyle Is Here to Stay & 'Doesn't Care' About Critics

tics ​Arsenal's £55m record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has claimed that he's not going to give up his notoriously flashy lifestyle any time soon, and won't let critics stop his fondness for fast cars and glamorous clothes. In an interview with the Mirror, the Gabonese international spoke candidly over criticism of his lavish way of living, and claimed that he doesn't care if people think his materialistic approach to life is inappropriate. The former Borussia Dortmund talisman said: "The...

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Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Claims Matic's Move to Man Utd Was 'Unfortunate' Ahead of Key Clash

​Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has claimed that his club's decision to sell midfield powerhouse Nemanja Matić to Manchester United was 'unfortunate', ahead of the two sides' Premier League clash. Speaking ahead of the big game at Old Trafford, via the Daily Mail, the former Juventus boss was grilled on his opinion over the Blues board sanctioning the sale of the Serbian sensation, and admitted that letting Matić go was a decision he wasn't entirely happy with. Conte said: "About this player I can...

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Chelsea and Crystal Palace Clash Over Treatment of Injured Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek

​​Chelsea and ​Crystal Palace are at loggerheads over how Ruben Loftus-Cheek should be treated for the ankle injury he suffered in December. Loftus-Cheek, who is on loan from Chelsea to Palace, has not played since 28th December and there is no sign of an imminent return for the young Englishman. Palace wish for the 22-year-old to receive surgery, which Chelsea are opposed to as they would prefer for their young star to recover naturally. Loftus-Cheek returned to Chelsea's Cobham training...

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Man City Defender Aymeric Laporte Reveals He Came Close to Choosing Rugby Over Football

​Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has revealed that he very nearly pursued a career in rugby ahead of football. But his father, who was a second division rugby player in Agen, urged him to take up a different sport. Laporte's decision to play football proved the right one, as he thrived with Athletic Bilbao and earned a big money move to City in January. "He didn’t want me to play rugby because it is very hard on the body," Laporte told ​the Daily Mail. "So I picked up my love for...

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Military Spending: 5 Countries Who Spend Less on Their Defence Than Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has long been accused of buying his way to titles, being able to use a seemingly endless supply of money to acquire the world's top talent. Strengthening his team's defence has been a priority of his since he arrived at Manchester, and latest signing Aymeric Laporte is the newest addition to an expensive back line. The combined price tag of Ederson, Mendy, Kyle Walker, Danilo, John Stones, and Laporte total to an astonishing £281m, placing Manchester City 89th on the world list...

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Barcelona Duo Doubts for Chelsea Second Leg After Injuries in Win Over Girona

​Barcelona could be without Gerard Pique and Nelson Semedo for the upcoming clash with Chelsea after both were forced off with injuries during ​Sunday's 6-1 La Liga win over Girona. The former was replaced just after the hour mark by Thomas Vermaelen having been treated on the pitch. Semedo, meanwhile, was forced off late in the game, by which point coach Ernesto Valverde had made all three of his substitutions. 85: Semedo has pulled up injured and left the field at Camp Nou #BarçaGirona...

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Liverpool Fans Aim Luis Suarez Chants at West Ham Debutant Patrice Evra at London Stadium

​Liverpool fans could be heard chanting the name of former striker Luis Suarez at West Ham's new full-back Patrice Evra and booing the Frenchman at the London Stadium on Saturday. ​The Hammers were thrashed 4-1, but the game was somewhat marred throughout, with Evra being subjected to the chants, as reported by the ​Mirror. I see Liverpool fans are still mad at Patrice Evra for being racially abused. Even after a young player from their team spoke out about the emotional damage of being...

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Paul Pogba 'Ready to Quit' if Man Utd Boss Jose Mourinho Stays at Club as Feud Escalates

​Paul Pogba will look to leave Manchester United if manager Jose Mourinho stays on, according to ​The Sun, after the tabloid newspaper claimed that the relationship between the two has now reached 'breaking point.' The development comes after Mourinho left the midfielder on the bench for last week's Champions League last-16 first leg against Sevilla. Pogba's notorious agent, Mino Raiola, is reportedly in talks with Real Madrid over a potential summer move. Juventus are also believed to be...

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