Tag Archives: Olivier Giroud

The rise of Leicester and England’s Jamie Vardy

25 Jun

Following an incredible season and amid widespread speculation linking him with a move away from the club, England striker Jamie Vardy has signed a new contract with surprise Premier League champions Leicester City. UEFA.com looks at the 29-year-old’s improbable rise to prominence and UEFA EURO 2016. Born: 11/01/1987Clubs: Stocksbridge Park Steels, FC Halifax Town, Fleetwood […]

Which players from your club might not have been able to join if Britain wasn’t in the EU?

25 Jun

The one area of the game which is most likely to be affected by the huge political decision is the transfer market. The players in the gallery above would have had to apply for work permits upon moving to the Premier League. Superstars such as David De Gea, Dimitri Payet, Francis Coquelin and N’Golo Kante […]

Which clubs travel the furthest? The Premier League’s longest away days revealed

20 Jun

CLICK THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE TO SEE HOW FAR YOUR CLUB WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL NEXT SEASON IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE The 2016/17 season is edging ever closer and fans of English top flight clubs can now begin to start making travel arrangements for matches. The fixture list for the upcoming campaign was released on […]

Mob of 150 Russian Ultras ‘trained to fight’ descend on Lille ready to attack England fans

13 Jun

And at a press conference, Mr Robin revealed that while trials would be held for 10 people in custody later on Monday, none of them were Russian as they had given police the slip. He said six Britons, an Austrian and three French nationals had all been charged with violence involving a weapon. Asked why […]

Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, May 30: Higuain ‘open’ to Liverpool move, Arsenal target going nowhere and MORE

2 Jun

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers… Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave Serie A outfit Napoli this summer and would be interested in a move to Liverpool, even though they have missed out on European qualification. (Daily Mirror) Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has rubbished claims that Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, […]

Graded: Every Premier League manager’s season performance assessed

27 May

While the likes of Claudio Ranieri and Mauricio Pochettino enjoyed seasons to remember, big names like Jose Mourinho and Steve McClaren would sooner forget 2015/16. Other managers like Manuel Pellegrini, Louis van Gaal and Jurgen Klopp weren’t as extreme, with clear highs and lows during their campaigns at the helm of some of England’s biggest […]

Pulis – Contract wait makes no difference

22 May

West Brom boss Tony Pulis insists he is not panicking about his future because he is used to coaching on short-term deals. The former Stoke boss guided the Baggies to 14th in the Premier League table although he has yet to extend his contract. Pulis has just 12 months remaining on his current deal and […]

Derby’s Thorne suffers double leg break

12 May

George Thorne’s injury will rule him out of Derby’s Championship play-off semi-finals against Hull Derby County midfielder George Thorne will miss his side’s play-off campaign after suffering a double leg break, the Championship club have confirmed. Thorne, 23, was hurt in Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat by Ipswich and is expected to be out of action […]

Pulis in charge of transfers – Hammond

5 May

Nicky Hammond spent four years as a player at Reading New West Brom technical director Nicky Hammond says head coach Tony Pulis will get the final word on transfers this summer. Hammond, 48, joined the Premier League club at the end of April after ending his 20-year association with Reading. “I had good relationships with […]

LISTEN: Mauricio Pochettino urges Tottenham players to learn from ‘tough game’ v Chelsea

3 May

Mauricio Pochettino has urged his players to learn from the experience of playing against Chelsea, having collapsed to hand the Premier League trophy to Leicester City. The Lilywhites were leading 2-0 at half-time, a result which would have kept the title race ongoing for at least another week. However, Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard netted […]