Tag Archives: Xavi

France takes on radical Islamism: PM to SHUT DOWN mosques to wipe out ‘poison’ of jihadis

5 Aug

He said: “All Salafists are not jihadists … but almost all are jihadist Salafists… “A terrible poison has spread.  “Slowly, insidiously, on a background of influences from abroad and rising communalism, developed against a model of society, a model against the Republic and its values.  “Many Muslims in France are taken hostage by the fundamentalist […]

Premier League away kits 2016/17: Every club’s new strip ranked – from worst to first

5 Aug

The Premier League season is nearly upon us. We’re ready for all the action and it appears the player are too, as they get kitted out for the campaign. We’ve already seen the 2016/17 home kits for every team and ranked them – see who came out on top here. But what about the away jerseys? […]

Reading sign ex-Chelsea midfielder Swift

14 Jul

John Swift won the 2011-12 FA Youth Cup and the 2013-14 Under-21 Premier League with Chelsea Reading have signed former Chelsea midfielder John Swift on a three-year deal, with a 12-month option. The 21-year-old made one Blues first-team appearance before leaving Stamford Bridge this summer and had loan spells at Rotherham, Swindon and Brentford. Swift […]

CONFIRMED: Chelsea starlet Lewis Baker agrees second successive loan spell with Vitesse Arnhem

24 Jun

Chelsea have announced that England Under-21 midfielder Lewis Baker is to spend a second season out on loan at Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem. The 21-year-old made 34 appearances for the Dutch outfit last season, scoring five goals – including the club’s goal of the season – and will return as part of Chelsea’s ongoing link […]

‘Some Rovers fans would doubt Mourinho’

15 Jun

Owen Coyle has been in charge at Falkirk, St Johnstone, Burnley, Bolton, Wigan and Houston Dynamo Owen Coyle has asked for Blackburn fans to get behind the team after his appointment as Rovers manager. The 53-year-old Scot replaced Paul Lambert at Ewood Park on a two-year deal after he left his role with Major League […]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic assigned Man United squad number ahead of Jose Mourinho reunion

25 May

It’s believed Bastian Schweinsteiger, Antonio Valencia and Adnan Januzaj will be the first three shown the door in Mourinho’s restructure, The Sun report. A series of injuries has prevented Schweinsteiger, 31, from finding his feet since arriving in July 2015. Valencia managed just 14 Premier League appearances this season and could be deemed surplus to […]

Which five Prem players’ brand value increased most this season? And whose fell most?

22 May

CLICK THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE TO SEE WHICH PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYERS’ BRAND VALUES CHANGED THE MOST THIS SEASON Brandtix have created a sophisticated system to rank how valuable a footballer’s brand is. The analysis tool takes into account a number of factors such as a player’s on-pitch performance, their social media influence and the general […]

Brighton boss Hughton signs new deal

18 May

Chris Hughton led Brighton to their highest league finish since 1982-83 Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has signed a new four-year contract with the Championship club. The 57-year-old guided the Seagulls to third in his first full season as boss, missing out on automatic promotion to the Premier League on goal difference. Albion […]

Club Brugge end 11-year Belgian title wait

15 May


Club Brugge KV have won their 14th Belgian title and their first in 11 years after beating closest rivals Anderlecht 4-0 at home to end the race with two games remaining. Michel Preud’homme’s side went into the game knowing victory would leave them six points clear and out of reach, and they duly took the […]

Every Premier League club ranked by their record on the final day of PL seasons down the years

15 May

It’s all been decided in the Premier League. It was today confirmed that Arsenal again finish the season above Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester City all but ended Manchester United’s hopes of a top four spot, despite the latter’s game against Bournemouth being abandoned. ARSENAL FINISH ABOVE SPURS AGAIN! ST TOTTERINGHAM’S DAY CELEBRATIONS With such drama in mind, […]