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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

Pele is considered to be one of the greatest players

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Pele is considered to be one of the greatest players to ever grace a football pitch as the retired footballer managed to reach a number of outstanding feats during his playing career including winning the FIFA World Cup in 3 different occasions as well as scoring over 600 goals for his former club Santos.

However, there is something that Pele has always seemed to struggle with and that’s in relation to his predictions as the Brazilian never seems to get his football predictions correctly.

Back in 1998, Pele said that he believed Spain would win the 1998 World Cup in France but the Spanish squad was knocked out in the first round after suffering a surprising defeat against Nigeria and drawing with Paraguay.

Fast-forward a few years and Pele went on saying that Argentina and France would both reach the finals of the 2002 World Cup and it didn’t happen as both countries were knocked out in the first round.

One of the latest predictions that Pele announced is that an African nation would win the World Cup before the year 2000 but it hasn’t happened and it’s already 2015.

The main reason that is believed on to why any African nation has been able to even reach the semi-finals of any World Cup is not because of the lack of talent that the country has but instead it’s being pointed towards the amount of corruption, incompetence and indifference that many African governments are being run.

There have been occasions on which players from African nations have been left stranded in airports for over 8 hours, while others have lost their equipment. During long 10 hour trips by plane, some players travel on the business class while others are moved to other sections. Continue reading

Bolton Wanderers faced Busy Winter Transfer

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Bolton Wanderers had a fairly busy winter transfer window as the English Championship club has seen many of their own players leaving the club. The 36 year old goal-keeper Paddy Kenny saw his way out of the Macron Stadium as his contract reached its expiration date and the club decided not to extend his stay.

One day after Paddy Kenny left Bolton Wanderers, the experienced shot-stopper decided to join Ipswich Town on a short-term deal.

The 27 year old defensive midfielder of Sierra Leone Mohamed Kamara was another one of the players that opted to make his way out of Bolton Wanderers as he went on to join Maccabi Haifa, this deal will last until the end of the current season but depending on the performances that the player manages to do, it could be extended and turned into a permanent deal that could last for a few more years. Continue reading

Emile Heskey career needs some more Motivation

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Emile Heskey enjoyed going through a successful time as a player for the Australian League club Newcastle Jets as the English forward was a consistent goal-scorer during his debut season with the club that he joined on September 21 of 2012.

After going through an impressive campaign with the Newcastle Jets where Heskey was even nominated for the Jet’s Player of the Year award but in the next season things were a completely different story as Heskey only scored once in 19 appearances and the English forward decided to leave the club in an effort to join an English side.

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