Sir Alex Ferguson shocked with Jonny Evans Entry to West Bromwich Albion

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When Sir Alex Ferguson came to know that Jonny Evans was going to West Bromwich Albion, he found it hard to believe as he had thought that the Irish defender’s career would finish at Old Trafford or if not that, he would leave only one or two seasons before retiring, but, much to the surprise of the legendary coach, Evans left with substantial amount of Football still left in him.


Sir Alex didn’t make any public statement regarding Evans’ departure, but, Michael O’Neill who coaches Evans at the international level has recently disclosed that last year when Sir Alex met him at an event organised for the coaches, the Scot told him that the decision of the United management of letting Evans go caught him by extreme surprise.

However, O’Neill reckons that one can understand why the Red Devils’ management would have made such a call. First of all, they already had two players to play in that position in the form of Ferdinand and Vidic and secondly, it was a time when Evans was having injury issues too frequently. Continue reading

Jose Mourinho is happy for Wenger despite losing to Arsenal

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This debut season of Jose Mourinho as the head coach of Manchester United is certainly not going how the Portuguese manager wanted it to, as the Red Devils are not going to become the new champions of England and will not be securing the 2nd spot either as the table toppers Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are just too far ahead.


Manchester United was also knocked out of the FA Cup competition after losing against Chelsea in the quarter-finals as they faced off on March 13.

Even though Jose Mourinho has lifted the FA Community Shield and the EFL Cup in his 1st season in charge of Manchester United, this season is still widely considered to be an underwhelming one as the bigger competitions such as the Premier League and the FA Cup has been a completely different story.

Paul Pogba has been a huge disappointment as the French youngster has only scored 4 league goals in 29 Premier League appearances which is extremely unsatisfying for a player that cost Manchester United £89.3 million and ZlatanIbrahimovic picked up an injury that will be leaving him out of the pitch for 8 months. Continue reading

ROONEY INSISTS ON UNITED STAY

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Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney is insisting on remaining at Old Trafford in light of speculations that his agent has made contact with Chinese sides for a possible move during the summer.


The star player revealed that he would remain at the club, effectively killing speculations about a transfer this year.

“Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United. I hope I will play a full part in helping the team in its fight for success on four fronts. It’s an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it,” the statement read.

Rooney recently became the record goalscorer for the English club but lacking play time motivated the speculations that he could leave. His career is winding down and a redundancy is not helping matters. However, going by this statement he would spend the rest of the season and likely next years in Manchester. Continue reading

NEWCASTLE UNITED PLAYER HAILED IN BOLTON

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Bolton Wanderers are seeking a promotion to the English Championship this term and Newcastle United winger Sammy Ameobi joined on loan to help them achieve their aim.


The assistant manager of the Trotters, Steve Parkin has said that Ameobi can fulfill his talent at the club if he remains hardworking during trainings.

Ameobi has made 12 appearances in the League One this season. He has made seven starts, scoring two times. The 24-year old is in the final year of his deal with Newcastle United. He has been playing as a substitute for a long time. More than half of his 110 appearances have been as a substitute.

Parkin has said that the player, a younger brother of former Newcastle star Shola Ameobi, can prove himself at Lancashire as he desires consistency.

“The lad is a talent, there’s no doubt about that. He just needs a run in the team and to be given a chance. I think we’ve done that for him.

“We’ve reiterated to him in training how important it is to work on his fitness so he can play full games, or certainly 70 or 80 minutes. He’s worked really hard at that,” Parkin said. Continue reading

Parkinson looking to improve Bolton

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Bolton Wanderers have made their best start to a season for more than 80 years by winning 4 games out of 4.


However, their coach Phil Parkinson believes that the team should keep working in order to improve. He said that as a coach you should always strive for perfection and find out how you can improve the team.

He is a big believer in hard work and said that the only way to improve the team is to keep working. He said that as a coach you cannot afford the luxury of thinking that you are a great team and that you should keep improving the team. He said that he still spend times on the pitch to train the players, and he keeps looking at the match videos to find out what they can improve in the team.

The players said that they are enjoying their game at the moment and that they are working hard in training for that. Wheater stated that the players are fully focused on the task and that they are following the instructions given by the manager.
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Neil Lennon surprised about his exit from Bolton

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Neil Lennon hadn’t thought his reign at Bolton would unfold like it unfolded.

The task Lennon was assigned first up was to ensure that the team does not suffer a drop and with that, he was promised that the funds would be supplied for the business in the summer.

Lennon, as he says, had no reason not to believe that because he had seen limitless money getting used for inessential resources at the club and he could never have thought that one event would suddenly cause a huge scarcity of cash.

But, it happened and it happened because of the illness of club president. That illness just changed the whole complexion of the club. Forget any new players, forget any more funds, the manager was given the message that the costs had to be cut down, the players had to be sold. All his steps should be aimed at reducing the expenditure. Continue reading

Bolton Wanderers Awaits A New Boss

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Bolton Wanderers are in the news for the skills of some of its best players.


Even if they are not currently with the team, they are definitely in demand. Alan Stubbs, a former player of Bolton Wanderers, is being considered to become the boss of Blackburn Rovers. Being considered for a managerial position surely deems well for this former player. Rovers have been considering several successors for the managerial position which would be vacated by Paul Lambert. Stubs, who is currently managing Hibs, is also being considered for the position.

The Wanderers are also looking for a new boss. They have appointed Jimmy Philips as the interim manager since the month of March. Stubbs has put in about 202 appearances for the Whites team. He scored about nine goals in the period between 1990 and 1996. He also had stints with clubs like Derby County, Sunderland, Everton and Celtic. He has been appointed with Hibernian from the year 2014. Having guided the Edinburgh team to second as well as third places in Scottish Championship, it can be counted as one of his achievements. Continue reading

Bolton boss wants to win game at Derby

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Bolton boss, Jimmy Phillips has stated that his team needs to win at Derby County to repay supporters the trust they have placed in the team. Indeed, Bolton has failed to win away from home so far this season and will be keen to change these statistics before the season is over.

The four wins this season for Bolton has been at home while they have drawn or lost all their matches away from home.

Jimmy Phillips declared that their fans have been fantastic all season even on the travels and that he want to repay them this trust by winning, at least, a match. He believes that the threat of relegation will not affect his team and that they will be able to put in a strong performance away from home.

The Bolton boss believes that his players are professional enough and that they should be able to handle pressure even in a packed stadium at Derby.

The club is currently 22nd in the table and 17 points from safety. With relegation almost a certainty, the team will want to put its current financial worries behind them and ensure that they prepare the next season in the best possible way. Whether Phillips will be on the team, next season remains to be seen but the club will want to get promoted back at the end of the season. Continue reading

Supporters of Arsenal are dissapointed by the underwhelming summer transfer window of Wenger

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Arsene Wenger only signed 1 outfield first-team player and that was Petr Cech who completed his move from Stamford Bridge to the Emirates Stadium in the summer for a transfer fee of €11 million.

Arsenal was linked with a number of high profile players including : Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani just to name a few of them but the Premier League club never managed to sign any of them as Wenger had a fairly dry transfer window.

The Arsenal Supporters’ Trust is the official supporters’ trust of Arsenal Football Club and they aren’t happy about the transfer activities that the Premier League club made during the summer. The group has been so dissatisfied by the lack of signings that they have suggested to Arsenal that they should review their transfer policy.

The AST expressed their discomfort by using social media as the group posted a statement on their twitter account which read: “Arsenal is in a strong financial position and it is of course disappointing that the transfer window has closed with just the signing of Petr Cech. Arsenal have built a strong squad and just one or two more good additions would have strengthened the chances of winning a first title in 11 years.

“A review of this type is a good governance practice and can only help Arsenal to become a stronger club. The AST will be raising this with the Arsenal board.” Continue reading

The first managerial season of Garry Monk at Swansea City was impeccable

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Garry Monk’s first season in charge of Swansea City has been nothing short from amazing as the Premier League club ended the season at the 8th spot of the Premier League which is the highest ever for the club which is located at the Liberty Stadium.

Following the sacking of Michael Laudrup, not a single player or a fan of the club had imagined that going through such an impressive season was going to be possible but it happened and it was with Garry Monk at the head of it all.

Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho has already been named as the best manager of the Premier League of this past season as the Portuguese coach was able to push his team to an unbeaten streak of 16 games as well as guide comfortably Chelsea to the Premier League title.

Those are a few of the reasons on why Mourinho was selected as the best coach of this recently concluded season in the Premier League but Garry Monk was a huge contender on snatching this individual award.

This season was a historic one for both Garry Monk and Swansea City; this is due to a variety of things that were accomplished.

The first reason is due to Swansea City’s sublime start of the season where they managed to defeat Manchester United, Burnley and West Bromwich Albion in successive fashion as Garry Monk and his team collected 9 points from the possible 9 out of the 3 opening matches of their campaign.

Bringing back the Korean midfielder Ki Sung-yueng was a decision that proved to be a masterful one as the player was even awarded with the Supporters’ Player of the Season thanks to the contributions that he has made to Swansea City in this season that reached its end only a few days ago.

With a sum of 56 points, this Swansea team has the highest amount of points secured in a single Premier League season and even though Swansea City finished their campaign by losing 1-0 against Crystal Palace, Garry Monk is well aware that this season has simply been out of this world for him and his players. Continue reading