Tag Archives: Fernando Torres

Robbie Keane announces international retirement and will make final Republic of Ireland appearance next week

25 Aug


Robbie Keane will bid an emotional farewell to the Republic of Ireland next week after announcing his retirement from international football. The 36-year-old striker will make his 146th and final senior appearance for his country in the friendly against Oman at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday night and then call time on his […]

Premier League clubs 2016/17: League of hate results – the most despised teams in England’s top flight revealed!

28 Jul

Intense rivalry is what makes the Premier League great. Of course there’s an unspoken respect between clubs, but it’s the hatred felt towards one another that makes us love the drama that comes with English football. Taking such hatred into consideration, a national newspaper survey asked 10,000 fans from across the country which sides they […]

Premier League trio chase experienced star following Liverpool exit

27 Jul

Enrique is an experienced Premier League campaigner having notched 119 appearances for Newcastle before moving to Liverpool in 2011. However, a series of injuries limited his game time on Mersyside. He made 76 appearances for the club, scoring two goals.

Gunners eye new defender

27 Jul

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Per Mertesacker’s knee injury means the Gunners are back in the market for another defender. The 31-year-old Germany international suffered the problem in Friday’s pre-season draw with Lens and did not travel with the squad for two friendlies in the United States. Wenger confirmed on Tuesday evening that Mertesacker is […]

Sakho sent home from Liverpool tour

26 Jul

Mamadou Sakho made 35 appearances for Liverpool last season Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has sent defender Mamadou Sakho home early from the club’s pre-season tour of the US. It emerged in a club video that Sakho arrived late for the flight to the US and the Telegraph reports Klopp has taken disciplinary action against him. […]

‘It’s bigger than the Johnstone’s Paint’

26 Jul

Gary Johnson’s wife Karen presented the ‘Johnson Cup’ to son Lee after Monday’s game “This is bigger than the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy!” A bold claim, some might say, but Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson was keen to play up the significance of Monday’s pre-season friendly against Bristol City. Family trophies are not normally up for […]

It is Formula One against Formula Three – Jose Mourinho on Manchester United’s loss to Borussia Dortmund

23 Jul

Jose Mourinho was unconcerned by Manchester United’s heavy loss to Borussia Dortmund, pointing to the high-profile absentees and the “crucial” midfielder they have yet to sign. On a hot and humid night in Shanghai, the recently-appointed United manager’s first real test ended in a comprehensive defeat to Thomas Tuchel’s men. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele […]

Man Utd’s Pogba deal ‘not out of blocks’

9 Jul

Pogba failed to score in his seven starts for Manchester United Manchester United are interested in signing Paul Pogba but there is no deal imminent for the France midfielder. Speculation has been rife about a world record £100m move from Juventus, but BBC Sport has been told a transfer is not even out of the […]

WATCH: Danny Ings scores as Liverpool win first 2016/17 pre-season friendly

9 Jul

Liverpool have got their 2016/17 preparations underway, playing their first pre-season friendly on Friday night. The Reds headed to National League side Tranmere’s Prenton Park ground, and beat the non-league side 1-0 courtesy of a Danny Ings goal. It was not a momentus performance by Jurgen Klopp’s men, but it offered the German boss the chance […]

Ramsey to miss Reds clash

7 Jul

Aaron Ramsey says he may miss the start of Arsenal’s Premier League campaign as he recovers from Euro 2016. Ramsey was suspended for Wednesday night’s semi-final defeat by Portugal in Lyon, which brought an end to the fine run from Chris Coleman’s Wales squad at the tournament. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger prefers to give players […]