Premier League & Gareth Bale

The Premier League is an English professional league for association football clubs. Gareth Frank Bale (born 16 July 1989) is a Welsh footballer who plays for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Wales national team as a winger. 5.0/5

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Gareth Bale's return to the Premier League may be a step closer to happening...
Jamie Redknapp: “If Man Utd do sign Gareth Bale then I think they should just be given the Premier League trophy now.” h…
Jamie Redknapp believes Gareth Bale would win Manchester United the Premier League.
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Chelsea are set to orchestrate Gareth Bale's Premier League return from Real Madrid. http…
Wayne Rooney, Gareth Bale and Kevin Davies are the only players to score, assist and score an own goal in a single Premier League game.
Express Tottenham ready to hijack Liverpool move for the "new Gareth Bale"
EXCLUSIVE: James Collins warns Premier League clubs to forget about signing Gareth Bale
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale could be set for a Premier League return this summer with Manchester United. (Source:…
Harry Kane joins Gareth Bale on a record 5 goals for Spurs against Arsenal in the Premier League.
Danny Rose is 1st Spurs player to score at home vs in the Premier League since Gareth Bale
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale reveals how La Liga and the Premier League compare
Gareth Bale has an Official Logo??Tell me again how the Premier League has made football so much better?Terry Hurlock got by fine sans logo.
Gareth Bale could turn Man United into Premier League champions again ... - Irish Independent
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I take no notice of the Origi thing. If someone did a worst XI of the season for the Premier League around 2009 Gareth Bale would be in it.
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Gareth Bale "wants out" of Real Madrid and is hoping to return to the Premier League. (The Times)
“He’s the type of player that could bring Manchester United the Premier League title.” - on Gareth
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Gareth Bale's agent has played down talk that Chelsea or Man United will try to take him back to the Premier League. ht…
Mark Hughes believes Gareth Bale should resist calls to return to the Premier League.
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Could this Premier League star be set to join Gareth Bale at Real Madrid
Bale needs to move back to the Premier League. Imagine an Arsenal with Alexis Sanchez and Gareth Bale!!
Manchester United target Gareth Bale would be willing to leave Real Madrid for the Premier League if the offer is right…
Gareth Bale should be even MORE selfish at Real Madrid say two Premier League legends
Daily Mail | Manchester United are now able to sign Gareth Bale after the new Premier League's TV deal.
When he first joined Tottenham Hotspur Gareth Bale played a record 24 Premier League games without being on the winning side.
Chelsea to offload winger to fund Reus move Marco Reus is currently one of the hottest properties in world football and with Borussia Dortmund looking to cash in on the young German many of Europe's elite clubs are swarming. Chelsea, along with Premier League rivals Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, have expressed an interest in Reus. Reus has a £20 million clause in his contract that activates in June but Chelsea will face a huge test from Real Madrid to successfully land him. With Mourinho's current attacking options (Mohamed Salah and Andre Schurrle) struggling, he is willing to sell the latter to fund a move for his compatriot. Reus is hoping to move to a big club and Chelsea would suit him perfectly with Belgium winger Eden Hazard and playmaker Oscar in the side. Chelsea are also challenging for major competitions and that will make Reus aware that he will be part of a big club. Madrid are also that having won the Champions League but with Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo in the side game t ...
Manchester United have earmarked Juventus' former United midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, as their main transfer target after being snubbed by Real Madrid's forward pair Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, and Gareth Bale, 25 Liverpool are leading the chase to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 23, after making a permanent offer, while their rivals for the Switzerland star's signature, Inter Milan and Juventus, have only offered loan deals. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that he wants Yaya Sanogo, 21, to join a Premier League club on loan, with Aston Villa, Crystal Palace or Sunderland the most likely destination. Manchester United are set to make striker Radamel Falcao's loan deal from Monaco permanent within the coming days after becoming satisfied that the 28-year-old Colombia star is "fully up to scratch physically" Midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, could stay at Manchester City beyond the end of this season, says the club's manager Manuel Pellegrini.
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Manchester United have made former midfielder Paul Pogba their number one transfer target, according to the Daily Star. With Real Madrid snubbing the Premier League club’s advances for both Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, the paper reports that United are “prepared to pay up to £77 million next summer for his services”.
Louis Van Gaal refused to entertain questions over Manchester United's rumoured bid for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale. The 13-time Premier League champions have been linked with interest in the 25-year-old for some time, with ex-manager David Moyes admitting he made an approach ahead of the winger's move to Real Madrid. Bale's agent, David Manasseh, has rubbished talk of his client leaving the Santiago Bernabeu recently, but Van Gaal did not rule out a move when questioned by reporters on Tuesday. "I cannot discus that with you," Van Gaal told reporters. "I discuss that with my CEO and not with anyone of the media." Bale scored as Real Madrid won the Club World Cup final on Saturday, taking his tally since joining the Liga giants to 33 goals and 24 assists in 66 appearances.
Gareth Bale rumoured to be talking to Man United about summer move Would Gareth Bale look good in red? According to some U.K. media outlets, the brass at Manchester United think so. Some people think the festive season is about counting down December's days until Christmas morning, but we all know the real fun begins Jan. 1. Keep connected with all the build-up with Transfer Talk. Premier League transfer spending set a new 760 million pound record. TRANSFERS BY LEAGUE All transfers English Premier League Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A German Bundesliga Major League Soccer It's back ... Bale to United There are some things -- like bright, shiny objects or a really nice Bordeaux -- that, try as you might, are powerless to resist. The persistent rumours that Gareth Bale is headed for a Premier League return to Manchester United is the Transfer Talk equivalent to those things. Yes, it's back, according to several U.K. media outlets, Manchester United are ready to spend and the Welshman is ready to listen to ...
THURSDAY'S TRANSFER GOSSIP COLUMN Manchester United is set to beat Arsenal in its bid to sign Mats Hummels. Louis Van Gaal’s side is set to make a big-money move at the end of the season. QPR boss Harry Redknapp is interested in Stoke's Peter Crouch, 33, and Toronto's Jermain Defoe, 32, as he chases a new striker Roma's former England defender Ashley Cole, 33, has dismissed reports linking him with a return to the Premier League with Crystal Palace. But Palace manager Neil Warnock has confirmed his interest in signing Cole. Manchester United is lining up a £90 million move for Gareth Bale but the winger does not want to leave Real Madrid. Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is trying to sign Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 30. Southampton is not interested in a move for Galatasaray playmaker Wesley Sneijder, after reports on Wednesday night suggested the club was to make a January move for the 30-year-old. This leaves the door open for the likes of Man Utd. Real Madrid has confirmed the club will no ...
Masterful Eden Hazard sets Chelsea fair for progress to last four! • Match report: Derby County 1-3 Chelsea Chelsea might have suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season though unlike Liverpool or Manchester United, say, they are still fighting on all four fronts and have now reached their first semi-final of the season (more to come). One would imagine the Capital One Cup is the least of José Mourinho’s priorities, but a team three points clear at the top of the table can afford to take lesser competitions seriously. Certainly a squad of such depth and quality has almost an obligation to give a good account of itself in a quarter-final, and with only a couple of exceptions for pensioners, such as Didier Drogba for Diego Costa and Petr Cech for Thibaut Courtois, the Rams found themselves facing the whole hog. That meant an appearance for Eden Hazard, for whom Real Madrid are reportedly willing to swap Gareth Bale, should Chelsea be willing to let him go. Mourinho needs to think carefull ...
UEFA announce Team of the Year shortlist with just SEVEN out of 40 from Premier League CHELSEA, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City have all had players nominated for UEFA's Team of the Year. Blue duo Thibaut Courtois and Diego Costa - who spent the first half of the year at Atletico Madrid - are among those nominated. Man City's Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure make the cut while Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Man United's Angel Di Maria are also involved. But Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez has been snubbed and misses out. Gareth Bale, who helped Real Madrid clinch thier tenth European crown is in involved and competes with the likes of Thomas Muller, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and and Karim Benzema. Of the seven Premier League Players, only City's three were in the league last year while the other four joined in the summer. Six World Cup winners, seven Champions League winners, nine Bayern Munich players, eight Real Madrid, three Barcelona You can vote for your team on the website. Her ...
This is the REAL issue?! SA Duncan Castles who writes for The Sunday Times, Sports Illustrated, UEFA Champions magazine and others. A respected figure with an inside track, he has built a reputation for breaking transfer stories submits that Brendan Rodgers' Position at Liverpool Is Growing Increasingly Precarious. This is also for me why we are so poor this season. In the summer of 2013, Tottenham Hotspur accepted the desire of the Premier League's player of the year to move to Spain and set about reinvesting Gareth Bale's €100 million transfer fee in an aggressive overhaul of their squad. Joe Lewis, Tottenham's absentee-landlord owner, set his coach, Andre Villas-Boas, a target of converting this unprecedented spend into an unprecedented Premier League title. Repeatedly overruled by chairman Daniel Levy on recruitment strategy, by the season's third month Villas-Boas had decided it would be his last at the club. By December, with his rebuilt team eight points off the league leaders in seventh position ...
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Real Madrid want Man Utd's Angel Di Maria back in sensational Gareth Bale swap deal. Real Madrid are preparing to ask Manchester United to send Angel Di Maria back to the Bernabeu in exchange for Gareth Bale. Indeed, there is even some suggestion that if United are serious about bringing Bale back to the Premier League in the summer Real will not stand in their way. However, instead of taking the £90m the Red Devils are reportedly willing to offer Real are expected to ask for a player-plus-cash deal involving Di Maria. [Express] -PB-
Liverpool and Arsenal are monitoring Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas after the 33-year-old hinted he wants to play in England. (Daily Star) Liverpool midfielder Suso, 20, will leave Anfield to join AC Milan either in January or for free during the summer. (Daily Express) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rejected an approach from Bayern Munich for 25-year-old Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil. (Metro) Wales international Gareth Bale, 25, has told Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, not to leave the Bernabeu club in order to rejoin Manchester United. (Daily Express) Stromsgodset midfielder Martin Odegaard, 15, has courted the attention of several Premier League clubs but Norway coach Per-Mathias Hogmo, who has included the teenager in his squad for his side's forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers, has urged him to turn down a move to "an absolute top club". (Daily Mail) Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are all interested in 31-year-old Barcelona right-back Dani Alves, whose co ...
Terms With Cristiano Ronaldo Ahead of £60m Move to Re-Sign Real Madrid Star Man United have agreed terms 'in principle' with Cristiano Ronaldo following talks between the Premier League side and the Real Madrid star's agent Jorge Mendes. Old Trafford chief executive Ed Woodward has been sanctioned by his side's board to pursue a deal to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo and given a blank cheque to make the move a reality. Ronaldo will have turned 30 by next summer and an offer of this magnitude for the player may be one that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez accepts, especially if the club's prized asset makes it clear he wishes to return to his former club. Though Cristiano Ronaldo has been an outstanding success at Real Madrid his side has secured just one La Liga title in his five completed seasons in the Spanish capital and the arrivals of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez reduce his star power with Perez looking to plan for the long term. Indeed Perez is said to have targeted Chelsea's Eden Hazard as a p ...
PAPER TALK Gary Cahill looks set to extend his stay at Chelsea FC Toronto president Tim Leiweke does not expect Jermain Defoe to play for the club again, increasing the likelihood that the 31-year-old striker will return to the Premier League. (Daily Mirror) England centre-half Gary Cahill is expected to commit his long-term future to Chelsea, with the 28-year-old in talks over a new deal. (Evening Standard) Aston Villa face a battle to keep Dutch captain Ron Vlaar, 29, as the defender, who is in the final year of his contract, has not begun detailed negotiations to extend his current deal. (Daily Mirror) Arsenal are set to face competition from Roma to sign 19-year-old midfielder Adrien Rabiot from Paris St-Germain in January. (Evening Standard) West Ham United have the power to prevent their Olympic Stadium home being shared with Tottenham Hotspur for the 2017-18 season. (Guardian) Raheem Sterling Sterling won his ninth England cap on Monday when facing Switzerland Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has en ...
Gareth Bale: Chelsea will win the Premier League this season The Real Madrid forward believes Chelsea will win the title this season Gareth Bale says the Blues have a very strong squad at their disposal The 25-year-old also believes Wales will make a strong push to qualify out of their qualifying group for Euro 2016 Bale says his favourite player to watch growing up was Ryan Giggs
By Henry Winter, Football Correspondent Chelsea and Liverpool should progress confidently to the knockout stages of the Champions League, Arsenal will believe they can follow despite a couple of daunting away assignments while Manchester City were given their usual assault course but should still survive. All in all, the Champions League group-stage draw could have been worse for the Premier League quartet, although the number of Anglo-German reunions was almost surreal. Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City v Bayern Munich and Chelsea against Schalke: so we meet again. While Liverpool fans were looking forward to the glamour visit of Real Madrid at Anfield on Oct 22, although probably not the thought of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale taking it in turns to run at Glen Johnson, City were facing up to a brutal draw, including that reacquaintance with Bayern. The champions of England must curse a Former Liverpool striker, Karlheinz Riedle, as well as unforgiving coefficients, for involvement in a d ...
Sunday Times...Ian Hawkey ‘Fabregas is the missing part of our engine, he looks fantastic’ Jose Mourinho sings the praises of English game — and his new Chelsea squad — and believes the Premier League needs to regain its swagger A FORTNIGHT before the start of the Premier League season and a decade after he first transformed its hierarchy, Jose Mourinho surveys the peak of English club football and finds something lacking. Something to do with its sense of status, its swagger. He considers how best to describe the condition, and reckons it looks like a shortfall in “self-esteem”. “We should be prouder about our league,” Mourinho explains, urging that we should not be distracted by the regular trickle of the most celebrated players — Gareth Bale one summer, Luis Suarez the next — overseas but rather focus on the purposeful strides taken by the leading English clubs in creating a greater competitive depth than this most worldly of club coaches has experienced anywhere else. “People som ...
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Real Madrid have announced their line-up for the game against Manchester United this evening, with Isco as a false nine. The European Champions take on the Premier League outfit in Michigan tonight in front of a sell-out 109,000 crowd. And Los Blancos, as they have throughout their tour of America, have release their starting XI early to the Press. Iker Casillas starts in goal, with Carlo Ancelotti naming an unusual back five of Alvaro Arbeloa, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Nacho and Dani Carvajal. Asier Illarrament, Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric are a midfield three, whilst Gareth Bale and Isco will be in attack. Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Nacho; Carvajal, Illarra, Xabi Alonso, Modric; Bale and Isco.
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Manchester United Give Trial to the 'Next Gareth Bale' Oscar Borg Manchester United have offered a trial to a West Ham youngster who has been dubbed by some as the 'next Gareth Bale'. 16-year-old Oscar Borg is currently undergoing trials with the Old Trafford club, however fellow Premier League outfit Southampton have also let their interest be known in the player, according to the Express. Nicknamed 'Gareth' by several of his youth coaches at West Ham academy after displaying a similar playing style to the 25-year-old Real Madrid superstar, Borg hopes he has just as bright a future ahead of him. Borg plays as a left-sided wing back and will be trying to do enough in his trial to make the transition into the Red Devils notorious youth set-up. Should Borg impress those at United enough where they will decide to bring him in on a permanent deal, he will cost Louis Van Gaal a fee of just £220,000, decided by youth player compensation laws. West Ham have also offered new terms to another highly rated youngst ...
UEFA’s Financial Fair Play laws have changed the beautiful game forever. Introducing rules that dictate transfer spend must be in proportion to profit and loss, the days of exuberant billionaires pumping personal fortunes into Premier League clubs will soon be behind us. Evidence thus far is perhaps yet to suggest this. Real Madrid forked out £87million on a single player, Gareth Bale, only last summer, and Manchester City were only too happy to accept their recent £49million fine from UEFA for breaching FFP. To Sheik royalty, that’s not even loose change. But do not be fooled. The rules of the transfer game, especially in the Premier League, have changed significantly. Although England’s top clubs will continue to spend as lavishly as before, every lucrative acquisition must be offset by an almost as lucrative departure. And of all Premier League clubs, it’s currently Chelsea who are showing their ability to adapt. Whilst title rivals City have felt UEFA’s bite, or at least a slightly vicious ...
Manchester United have taken a giant step forward in landing Angel Di Maria. The Argentine has accepted an offer of £150,000- a-week to move to Old Trafford, the Daily Star reports. Last season, Di Maria was frustrated at playing out of position for Real Madrid due to the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. He has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu, and as well as United, has other offers from French giants Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco. There are also two unnamed clubs in Italy who have put an offer on the table for the 26-year-old. However, Di Maria favours a move to England as he is eager to play in the Premier League. United will need to pay £40million to secure his services, and he will be free to sort his future out after the World Cup concludes on Sunday. New Red Devils’ boss Louis Van Gaal has already signed Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw for a combined £60million.
Tottenham Hotspur's summer transfer kitty could be swelled as Hull City boss is looking to capture defender Michael Dawson in a £4 million raid on White Hart Lane. Former Nottingham Forest and England defender Dawson has become less and less vital at Tottenham over the years and is unlikely to fit into the system of new manager Mauricio Pochettino, who likes his defenders to have pace to fit into his high pressing game. Whilst pace is one attribute that Dawson has never been blessed with, he undoubtedly remains a capable Premier League centre half who would be an impressive capture for Hull City, reminiscent of their January swoops for striking duo Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic. Selling Dawson would also allow Pochettino to raise much needed funds, with Spurs not believe to have the same amount of cash to splash in the transfer window as they did last summer after the departure of Gareth Bale for a world record fee. Many of the signings that arrived after the Bale deal, such as Etienne Capoue, Erik Lamel ...
Exclusive: Real Madrid Launch Stunning £89m Plus Player Swap Offer for Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez. Bernabeu side mount massive bid for Anfield marksman. Real Madrid are set to step-up their push to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez with Bernabeu president Florentino Perez determined to lure the Uruguayan to the Spanish capital. CaughtOffside understands that the La Liga giants will not only offer a world record bid of 110m (£89m) for the 27 year old Anfield ace but will also give Brendan Rodgers free choice to add one of three possible Real Madrid players as part of a combined deal for Luis Suarez. Read more Liverpool Transfer News. Following lengthy talks between Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti and Perez the Champions League holders are keener than ever on bringing in Suarez, who is seen as the ideal central striking option to play as part of a three man attack with wide-men Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Suarez had an outstanding campaign in 2013/14, netting 31 goals and finishing the season ...
Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has revealed his Arsenal countryman could have been the player of the season. 24-year-old has hinted that Ramsey may have been the one to receive the accolade had he not suffered an injury set back in December, and has praised both him and his other Welsh countryman Gareth Bale for their excellent seasons. “Every player wants to achieve things and seeing Gareth and Aaron do what they did last year is an inspiration to do well,” Allen told WalesOnline. “Those two are incredible players who have incredible seasons. Gareth has reached the pinnacle of club football and had a brilliant season at one of the biggest clubs, if not the biggest club, in the world. “And Aaron before his injury was arguably the player of the season in the Premier League.” - Eddy
Sunday morning sports wrap Real Madrid has clinched its 10th Champions League crown with a 4-1 final win over Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid snatched a stoppage-time equaliser before extra-time goals by Gareth Bale, Marcelo and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty gave them a 4-1 win. Read ABC Grandstand report here 10-man QPR has beaten Derby County 1-0 to put the team and manager Harry Redknapp back in the Premier League. The Brisbane Broncos held off the Wests Tigers to record a hard-fought 16-14 win at Campbelltown. The Warriors kept the Gold Coast Titans scoreless in the second half as they recorded a 24-16 win at Robina. Port Adelaide reinforced its AFL premiership credentials with a 14-point win over reigning premiers Hawthorn. Collingwood prevailed by eight points over West Coast in a tight contest at the MCG. Jack Riewoldt has kicked 11 goals in Richmond's 113-point thrashing of the GWS Giants at Homebush. The Western Force kept their play-offs hopes alive with a gritty 29-19 win over the Lions in Perth. Th ...
Real Madrid are offering £70 Million for Luis Suarez. They are Deluded *** especially when they offered more for Gareth Bale. Real Madrid Read this and weep...Things That Are Included In Luis Suarez’s Contract Highest Paid Liverpool Player in History (What a player Liverpool has got. Luis Suarez last week became the highest paid player in their history after signing a new contract. Luis Suarez will earn £200,000 a week and has become the highest paid Liverpool player ever. Steven Gerrard was the highest paid Liverpool player previously) Four and a Half Year Contract Extension (Luis Suarez has been in fantastic form this season scoring 19 goals in only 12 league starts. After he wanted to leave in summer looks like he has realized there's no better place for him to be and reach his full potential. Last week he and Liverpool agreed a contract extension till 2018) £200,000 per Week (Luis Suarez became one of the highest paid players in Premier League by signing new £200,000 a week contract. He wil ...
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Manchester City will risk possible expulsion from next season’s Champions League if they fight the sanctions Uefa impose on them for being in breach of Financial Fair Play. City, who can take a giant stride towards the Premier League title by beating Aston Villa tonight at 10:45pm, learned yesterday that Paris Saint-Germain have been hit by far harsher sanctions than had been expected for their own breach. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make his comeback from injury in tonight’s 11:00pm Ligue 1 home game against Stade Rennes that is expected to see Paris St Germain clinch their second consecutive French title. Welsh winger Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid's crucial La Liga trip to relegation threatened Valladolid tonight at 11:00pm. Coach Carlo Ancelotti said Bale suffered a knock in his side's 2-2 draw with Valencia on Sunday, which left Real five points behind leaders Atletico Madrid but with a game in hand. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational backheeled stoppage time equ ...
WHO'S THE BEST?? Luis Suarez the Liverpool striker won the Football Writers' Association Player of the year. The Uruguayan, 27, has scored so far 31 goals in the Premier League. Suarez took 52% of the vote, with the team-mate Steven Gerrard second and Manchester City's Yaya Toure third. More than 300 journalists cast votes for the nominees for the award. RECENT FWA WINNERS 2013 Gareth Bale, 2012 Van Persie, 2011 Scott Parker, 2010 Wayne Rooney, 2009 Steven Gerrard.
MADRIDISTA FIRMER'S predictions (for 2013/2014 football season); August 2013 till January 2014. Some of them have gone wrong, some of them have come to pass, some of them are still in the pipeline. 1. Either Chelsea or Manchester City will win the Premier League. 2. Gareth Bale will NOT shine at Real Madrid. I won't be satisfied with Bale till he scores the winning goal in the Champions League final. 3. Arsenal will self-destruct in January. They can never win the league. 4. Real Madrid will win the treble. 5. Barcelona CAN go through the whole La Liga season unbeaten if they keep up this kind of play. Good job, Tata. 6. Ricky Van Wolfwinskel (the new Huntelaar) will shine in the EPL. 7. Bayern Munich will EASILY win the German Bundesliga. 8. La Decima will happen this year if we get to the finals. 9. David Moyes will not last for even a season at Manchester United. He will not succeed. Forget the Community Shield he won. 10. Arsenal will win a trophy this season, but it is DEFINITELY NOT the English Prem ...
Wake up with the King...As Tottenham prepare to host Fulham this weekend at White Hart Lane , Tim Sherwood believes Tottenham could have challenged for the Premier League title this season had Gareth Bale still been in their side,do you agree with him?
** INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL WRAP ** Gareth Bale's stunning individual goal five minutes from time won the Copa Del Rey final for Real Madrid as they beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 in Valencia. Meanwhile, in the Premier League, Manuel Pellegrini admitted defeat by Liverpool lingered in Manchester City's minds as they were held to a two-all draw by Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium.
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Levy: No overhaul at Tottenham Last Updated: 11:05 02/04/14 Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has admitted the club have underachieved this season but insists the squad will not be overhauled in the summer. Spurs were tipped to make a major offensive on the top-four this season after spending over £100million on new players but instead sit sixth in the Premier League and are almost certain to miss out on their target of next season's Champions League. After reassuring fans following the sale of Gareth Bale last summer, Levy sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas and replaced him with Tim Sherwood and Tottenham have since been thrashed by Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City and beaten twice by arch-rivals Arsenal. Sherwood, handed an 18-month contract when he took over in December, hopes to continue in the job despite their woes and is believed to want to make major changes to the squad. But, with Dutch coach Luis Van Gaal heavily linked with taking over at White Hart Lane this summer, Levy said on Wednesday th ...
HOW THE PFA TEAM OF THE YEAR MAY LOOK LIKE. As the season draws to a close it's getting towards the PFA Team of the Year announcement and this term it could be really close to decide who gets in. A lot has changed in the last 12 months; Jose Mourinho has returned as Chelsea manager, Manchester United have had their worst campaign to date and are not even close to defending their Premier League title and Liverpool could win the championship for the first time since 1990. This transition makes me feel that the Team of the Year is going to look a lot different to that of the 2012/13 campaign - which for those of you interested. I expect there to be wholesale changes from this starting XI, not least because the Red Devils quartet (barring David De Gea) have all been relatively poor and Juan Mata is now struggling at Old Trafford himself. As for the Tottenham Hotspur duo, Gareth Bale has since become the most expensive player of all time and left for Real Madrid, whilst Jan Vertonghen has been in and out of a ...
A lot of these top five and top 10 lists are based on opinion, such as the best five goalkeepers in the Premier League etc. However, this one is based on facts supplied by FIFA. According to Sepp Blatter’s organization these are the top 10 fastest footballers on the planet. I’ll give you their speeds in both kilometers and miles per hour. 1. Antonio Valencia-Man United Antonio Valencia of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford on September 17, 2013 in Manchester, England According to FIFA, Man United’s winger Antonio Valencia is the fastest footballer out there. The top speed for the 28-year-old Ecuadorian has been clocked at 35.2 kilometres per hour which is 21.9 miles per hour. 2. Gareth Bale-Real Madrid Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale takes part in a training session at the Valdebebas training ground in Madrid on September 27, 2013 Welshman Gareth Bale is now ...
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale tips Manchester City for the Premier League title -
Tottenham Hotspur 0 Arsenal 1: match report. While a footballing earthquake is taking place just now in the north west, the balance of power in North London has rarely looked more settled. The only tremor at White Hart Lane this afternoon arrived courtesy of Tomas Rosicky, whose second minute winner was struck with sufficient power to momentarily stun even the Arsenal supporters. Delirium then followed – as well as repeated chants "Tim Sherwood's a goner" – as Arsenal's third victory over Tottenham Hotspur this season also almost certainly ensured a 19th consecutive season in which they have finished higher than their great rivals in the Premier League. The contrast with a year ago could certainly not be marked. Inspired by Gareth Bale, Spurs brilliantly dissected Arsenal in a 2-1 win that also prompted the now infamous observation from Andre Villas-Boas that Arsenal were stick in a downward spiral. After a third loss in eight days, there can be no doubt who is stuck in the downward spiral just now. A ...
Tottenham's gamble of selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid and using the proceeds of the world-record fee to bolster its squad with a slew of new, expensive players has backfired. Badly. The evidence? Less a glance at the Premier League standings, more a scroll down Spurs' team sheet for Saturday's Premier League match against Chelsea. For one of their biggest games of the season against a rival they hadn't beaten away in 24 years, none of the seven players they splurged a total of about 110 million pounds ($180 million) on last year was selected in the starting XI. No Brazil international Paulinho, who cost a then-club record 17 million pounds. No Spain striker Roberto Soldado, who eclipsed that fee when he arrived for 26 million pounds. The less said about Erik Lamela, on whom Spurs splashed out 30 million pounds but who has been a major flop this season and is currently out injured, the better. Instead, Tottenham played three center backs in a four-man defense, had a right back playing in midfield and a ...
IS Eden Hazard WORTH THE PRAISE? Tactical Analysis. Jose Mourinho heaped praise upon Eden Hazard before Chelsea’s victory against Hull. Mourinho remarked that his Belgian winger was a £100 million player, worth more than Gareth Bale for example. Hazard did not disappoint following this high praise, with an excellent performance against Hull capped with a very good goal to open the scoring in the second half. Is Eden Hazard really worth £100 million then? If we compare Eden Hazard to some other Premier League performers we can see a few things. Firstly, no player in the Premier League has created more chances for his team-mates than Hazard, who has created 50 chances so far this season. Hazard’s chance conversion is also better than any player listed, included Premier League top scorer Luis Suarez. Hazard has actually equaled his total tally of nine league goals from last season in 13 fewer games. For a wide player he has scored far more goals than his rival in the Premier League, with Hazard now the ...
“I can see why they were champions,” said David Moyes back in September. “I thought we were really good today. We did an awful lot of good things.” His side had lost at Anfield in abject fashion only moments earlier. Yet, Moyes’ assessment of Manchester United’s performance in losing 1-0 to Liverpool – a match in which the visitors forced ‘keeper Simon Mignolet into just four saves – is a pattern fastidiously pursued by the Scot this season. He was fooling nobody then; fewer still today. United’s eighth Premier League loss of the season to Stoke City on Saturday – a 10th defeat in 35 competitive matches – is a record unmatched by the Scot’s forebears. In the preceding months his side has lost at home to West Bromwich Albion for the first time since 1978 and to Newcastle United for the first time since 1972. United hadn’t lost to Everton since 1992 and to Swansea City, well, ever. While the records keep tumbling, the excuse remains the same. United’s 2-1 defeat at the Britanni ...
Tottenham are ready to join Manchester United in the summer battle for Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus, according to reports from The Mirror. The German international has been linked with the Premier League champions for some time, amid rumours of a £28m valuation. This has alerted Lilywhites chief Tim Sherwood, who is keen to add to his squad at the end of the season. Reus is seen as an ideal signing, and the sort of player that can fill the void left by Gareth Bale – who left White Hart Lane to join Real Madrid over the summer. Dortmund have remained adamant that he will not be sold, but speculation suggests that the Bundesliga giants may be unable to resist a significant offer due to clauses in the wide-man’s contract. However, Sherwood will have to offload fringe players before he can mount a serious move. Etienne Capoue and Nacer Chadli – both signed by Andre Villas-Boas a matter of months ago – are believed to be set for the axe, which could free up funds for wages and bring in around ...
Gareth Bale replacement wants to quit Spurs Erik Lamela was brought to replace Gareth Bale, but his White Hart Lane career is almost certainly over. Lamela joined Spurs from Serie A giants Roma of a club record £30million deal in the summer, but he has struggled to adapt to life in England. ‘Erik is not happy and wants to go back to Italy,’ Lamela’s father told the Italian media. He has been linked with Lazio, but I don’t know anything about this. Could he re-join Roma? I don’t know.” “Tottenham does not want him to leave in January.” Lamela has made just nine Premier League appearances this term but now looks set to leave. Biggest flop in Premier League history?
Manchester United consider new bid for Gareth Bale. Manchester United are monitoring Gareth Bale's adaptation at Real Madrid in the hope of bringing the Welshman back to the Premier League. With Madrid president Florentino Perez already under pressure for sanctioning Bale's world-record €100million fee and the player targeted by sceptical Spanish media, United believe it may be possible to broker a deal by the coming summer. This news is viral in England And I can tell You that this is the most Shocking Rumour i have ever heard. JG
Lionel Messi ranked number 1 in World Top 100 Footballers 2013 chart Angela Asante, December 24 2013, Experts have voted. The world’s best footballer of the year is Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi, according to English media The Guardian. “Even in an off year, [La Liga champion] Messi is still undeniably on,” wrote The Guardian senior sports writer and columnist, Barney Ronay. La Pulga edges Ronaldo who comes second, despite performing at his personal best. FC Barcelona dominate the top 10 with four players while Ribery is the only Bayern Munich player in there. Luis Suarez and Kun Aguero are also the only current Premier League stars to feature among the world’s 10 best players as per The Guardian’s released chart. Top 10 list 1- Lionel Messi (Barcelona; Argentina) 2- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid; Portugal) 3- Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG; Sweden) 4- Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich; France) 5- Andres Iniesta (Barcelona; Spain) 6- Neymar (Barcelona; Brazil) 7- Gareth Bale (Real Madrid; Wales ...
SPORTS NEWS UPDATE:With Emmah INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: Xabi Alonso is to undergo further tests after Real Madrid revealed he suffered a perforated ear drum in Sunday's victory at Valencia. Carlo Ancelotti's side are five points behind the top two of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid - both locked on 46 points. Interim Head Coach Tim Sherwood says Tottenham must choose their next manager quickly as Dutch media suggest Louis Van Gaal could take over after next year's World Cup in Brazil. Ahead of tonight's Premier League clash with Arsenal – where Arsene Wenger has been at the helm since 1996 – Mourinho has spoken of his desire to be given time and patience like his counterpart at the Emirates Stadium has in order to make his mark. TRANSFER GOSSIP: Chelsea will win the chase for Southampton’s brilliant young left-back Luke Shaw – but only if they can guarantee him a starting role. Real Madrid could be forced to sell stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale - if they are found to have received illegal ...
Arsene Wenger, commonly thought to be fading fast, the last supreme ruler in English football has seen off another Tottenham Hotspur manager while guiding Arsenal to the top of a Premier League convulsed by uproar and sackings. AVB’s demise came 15 fixtures after Arsenal had lost at home to Aston Villa on the season’s opening day and pundits had lined up to say how well Spurs had spent the Gareth Bale money. Approaching the halfway point in this Premier League title race, though, the big stories are Liverpool’s rise under Brendan Rodgers, the stylish football played by Everton, regime change difficulties at Manchester United and vindication for Wenger, who has come to look like the last guardian of managerial honour. Consider the chaos around him. Villas-Boas, the young technocrat, is no more at Spurs. Steve Clarke has been sacked by West Brom. Malky Mackay, who has transformed Cardiff City, is messed about by a capricious foreign owner. The man who owns Hull City is obsessed with adding ‘Tigers ...
Some interesting stories in the papers today, here's one from the Mail.. AVB did not want FOUR of the seven summer signings brought in by Spurs to replace Bale... but Villa, Hulk and Moutinho were on his wishlist! Andre Villas-Boas did not approve four of Tottenham’s seven summer signings and asked chairman Daniel Levy not to buy them. Villas-Boas objected to the acquisitions of Erik Lamela, Nacer Chadli, Vlad Chiriches and Christian Eriksen, a quartet who cost Spurs a total of £56million, but his judgment was overruled. The Portuguese manager asked his chairman to buy Hulk, Joao Moutinho and David Villa as he planned for life without Gareth Bale. None of these signings materialised and the £110m recruitment drive lies at the heart of a power struggle inside White Hart Lane which culminated in the sacking of Villas-Boas on Monday. Of Tottenham’s seven recruits, Villas-Boas wanted only Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Roberto Soldado. The rest were identified by Levy and technical director Franco Baldini ...
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Five problems facing Spurs By SAPA London – Tottenham Hotspur are looking to appoint a sixth permanent manager since 2004 after sacking Portuguese Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas on Monday. Spurs have been beaten 5-0 by Liverpool and 6-0 by Manchester City in the last month, leaving them seventh in the Premier League table and compromising hopes of a top-four finish. Here are some of the most pressing issues awaiting attention in the in-tray of Villas-Boas's successor. 1 Sharpen the attack Spurs ceded last season's 26-goal top scorer Gareth Bale to Real Madrid during the close season, but their loss of potency in attack has nonetheless been alarming. Despite lavishing around £70 million on attacking players Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli, Spurs have scored only 15 goals in 16 league games. Soldado, a £26 million acquisition from Valencia, has only scored four times in the league, with Jermain Defoe reduced to a bit-part role despite being the top goal-scorer in the Europ ...
Short-term Arsenal stint would benefit Morata Real Madrid youngsters Alvaro Morata, left, and Jese Rodriguez have been the focus of loan rumours. As we step into December, we also step closer to the January transfer window and the rumour, speculation and pure madness that comes with it. The first name has already been pulled out of the hat with Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Morata linked with a loan move to Premier League leader Arsenal. Cue rejection and denial from all parties -- but that's not to say the move won't happen. There's no smoke without fire and all that. "I'm only thinking about winning with Real Madrid," said the talented youngster when asked about the move. "I'm happy in this team. I'll gradually cement my place in the starting XI. I'm sure of that. My time hasn't yet come." - Wenger rejects Pato, Morata rumours - Jese tipped for the top Morata's time hasn't yet come, for sure. The Blancos youth product is already a darling of the Bernabeu with expectations extremely high. A week-in, week- ...
Apparently according to the woman sky news sports reporter on with Eamonn Holmes, there is a clamour for Shane Long to be picked for England !!! Really ? What next Gareth Bale for Scotland? How about Messi for Nortern Ireland. Stop getting your info from the Sun, and know about The Albion and all the other teams in the Premier League apart from Chelski, Man Urinal and Liverpool...Depressing...
Carlo Ancelotti talked about Real Madrid's past, present and future in an interview with The Times. One of the subjects he lifted the lid on was the aftermath of José Mourinho's reign: "[The club] didn't speak about what happened last year with Mourinho, and I didn't ask. To reach the semi-finals of the Champions League is not bad. It's not good enough for some clubs, but it's not bad", he stated. "The supporters here don't just look to win; they look at how you play. At Real you have to win with style. It's not enough to win here. For example, Fabio Capello was sacked after he won the league. Chelsea were a more physical team, but here the technical skills of the players are the best", the 'Los Blancos' coach noted. The former Milan boss stressed that "La Decima is not an obsession, but it's a motivation. For the club it's very important. The last time Real Madrid played in the final was 2002. For a club like Real Madrid this is not good". "There's a lot of balance in the Premier League now, but in my o ...
White Hart Pain! How AVB's £107m Spurs dream team is turning into a NIGHTMARE High up in the boardroom suite at the Etihad Stadium, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and director of football Franco Baldini were deep in discussion. Nobody quite knew where to look. The intimate old boardroom at Manchester City was ripped out over the summer in favour of an open-plan affair for around 200 well-heeled guests. Now everybody gets to gawp at the misery of the visitors: officials from Newcastle, Hull, Manchester United, Wigan, Everton, Norwich and Spurs have all experienced the insincere, sympathetic smiles this season. Somehow — with their team pasted 6-0 by City — Levy, Baldini and the rest of the Spurs contingent retained their dignity. Inside, they were ready to explode. This was the season they were meant to keep City, United, Arsenal and the rest within reach. Instead, they are ninth in the Premier League, eight points behind their North London rivals. To add to the executive frustration, there is discont ...
Cristiano Ronaldo has informed Manchester United he would like to return to the club one day, probably to end his career, after a summer in which the Premier League champions have explored the possibilities behind the scenes of bringing him back from Real Madrid. United have been closely monitoring Ronaldo's position for the best part of a year and, while that has not resulted in a hard offer, their clear information is that he is open to the idea of moving back to Manchester, albeit not for at least one more season. The expectation at Old Trafford is that he will shortly commit himself to a new contract that recognises his status as Madrid's outstanding player, despite the impending arrival of Gareth Bale from Spurs for a world-record transfer. However, United are encouraged by the clear messages they have received about his affinity for the club and consider what he says to be genuine. Their information is that, realistically, they think he would be tempted to spend possibly the last three or four years ...
Foball chat Top Ten Premier League Partnerships It seems two's company in the Premier League as promising partnerships have proven a key feature in the teams at the top end of the table. They're not all strikers, either... Latest Articles Ten Things Learned From The international break gives us time to reflect and Tim Stannard has been doing just that - on Gareth Bale, Neymar, the problem with Iker Casillas, Atletico and... Top Ten Former Club Shaftings After Robin Van Persie popped up with the winner for Manchester United against Arsenal, Nick Miller picks his top ten shaftings handed out to former clubs... 10. Nasty Nothing has been more apparent in the Premier League this year than how much Manchester City struggle when Vincent Kompany is missing. The captain led by example alongside Matija Nastasic in his team's 4-1 thrashing of Manchester United in September, but he has played just three more matches since as City's form has fluctuated. Nastasic has been the biggest victim of Kompany's injuries, for ...
Chelsea in Premier League battle for gifted star! Tottenham are weighing up a January move for Southampton defender and Chelsea target Luke Shaw. The last time Spurs signed a teenage left-back from Saints, Gareth Bale became the most expensive player in the world. And now technical director Franco Baldini believes the club should make an offer for Shaw, 18, who has been outstanding in his club’s fine start to the season. The academy graduate put pen to paper on a new five-year deal at St Mary’s during the summer. (Daily Mirror) It would be a shock to see him at either Spurs or Chelsea in January. - [via NoEasyGames.com]
Hodgson counting his blessings now the Saints are marching into the England squad. Forget the beetroot factory; Southampton is turning into a World Cup dream factory and there is little wonder Roy Hodgson is giddy with excitement about the impact the Saints might have on England teams. ‘There are more,’ drooled Hodgson at Wembley as he noted the rapid progress of Luke Shaw, James Ward-Prowse and Calum Chambers. ‘And they have other players who are very interesting in their academy. ‘You have to give an awful lot of credit to Southampton. They’ve provided some very important players to the Premier League, not least of all Gareth Bale, who is one of the world’s most expensive players.’ The England squad Forster (Celtic), Hart (Man City), Ruddy (Norwich) Baines (Everton), Cahill, Cole (both Chelsea), Gibbs (Arsenal), Jagielka (Everton), G Johnson (Liverpool), Jones, Smalling (both Man Utd), Walker (Tottenham) Barkley (Everton), Carrick, Cleverley (both Man Utd), Gerrard, Henderson (both Liverp ...
Deep thinker: Liverpool 'lack depth' next to title challengers, claims Mourinho as he hails City's 'incredible' squad Jose Mourinho believes Liverpool’s squad lacks the depth of those clubs challenging for this season’s Premier League title. But the Chelsea manager thinks Tottenham’s summer spending means they can field two starting XIs of the same quality. Mourinho has also revealed he cannot sleep and is unable to eat much after matches, such is the emotional and physical drain of managing for 90 minutes. He offered the insight in a monthly question-and-answer session with supporters in Chelsea magazine. And his assessment of six teams, including his own, with the likeliest champion credentials illustrated where he believes the danger lies. Mourinho called the Manchester City players at the disposal of Manuel Pellegrini ‘incredible’ but that Spurs’ ability to splurge more than £100million after the sale of Gareth Bale has given Andre Villas-Boas an embarrassment of riches. He was less glowi ...
World football's governing body has announced the remaining candidates to win the prestigious individual trophy this year, with six Bayern Munich players making the cut Fifa andFrance Footballhave revealed the 23-man shortlist for the 2013 Fifa Ballon d'Or, with title-holder Lionel Messi, Bayern Munichstar Franck Ribery, Real Madridattacker Cristiano Ronaldoand world-record signing Gareth Baleamong the candidates to win the individual award. Ribery is accompanied by five Bayern Munich team-mates following the Bundesliga giants' impressive 2012-13 campaign, while Los Blancos' £86million man Bale features after an outstanding season with Tottenham. Robin Van Persie, Luis Suarez, Yaya Toure, Eden Hazard and Mesut Ozil represent the Premier League on the list, though the Arsenal playmaker features after a great campaign with Real Madrid. Usual suspects such as Andres Iniesta and Xavi have made the cut, as well as Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The final decisions will be made by the captains a ...
Top Ten Players Waiting For The Window We're only two months into the season but with some players used less than Gareth Bale's right boot, here's a top ten list of those holding out for the January windows. 10. Chris Brunt As a non-West Brom/Norn Iron fan, when I think of Chris Brunt I think of penalties being leathered naughtily hard. And I think of someone that can cross the ball surprisingly well. What doesn't spring to mind, and therefore causes some surprise, is that Brunt has started just one Premier League game for the Baggies this season, playing 120 minutes all season. At 28, he must surely be looking for first-team football. 9. Mark Albrighton "I am sure the way he is playing, England won't be too far away." One of the great sporting predictions from Stewart Downing when discussing then teammate Mark Albrighton in December 2010. That said, there was genuine excitement when the young winger showed that having both pace and crossing ability was not mutually exclusive during his early Aston Villa ...
Unsurprisingly, Luis Suarez has been nominated for the Ballon d'Or, the rather long shortlist has now been reduced to a more reasonable 23 and Suarez is one of 4 Premier League Players who take a place. The list in full is: Gareth Bale, Edinson Cavani, Radamel Falcao, Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andrés Iniesta, Philipp Lahm, Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi, Thomas Müller, Neymar, Manuel Neuer, Mesut Özil, Andrea Pirlo, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luis Suarez, Thiago Silva, Yaya Toure, Robin Van Persie y Xavi. Suarez may not be one of the favourites but if it was simply based on current form then perhaps he'd have to be. Not being able to impress in Europe could be holding him back but just as some of the world's top players suffer dips in form, Suarez appears to keep on rolling and getting even more effective for Liverpool and Uruguay. The Liverpool striker isn't the only player from his club up for an award at the moment, 20 year old Tiago Ilori has ma ...
TRANSFER GOSSIP Manchester United are keeping a close eye on how Gareth Bale, 24, adapts to life at Real Madrid with view to a shock move for the Wales forward next year. And Barcelona's Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes Bale is struggling under the weight of his £86m price tag. Full Story: the Sun Arsenal, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are in competition for Olympiakos's Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou, 25, who has scored 14 goals in 14 games and hit three hat-tricks this season. Full Story: Daily Star Chelsea will test Manchester United's desire to keep hold of in-form Wayne Rooney, 28, with a new £35m bid in January. Full Story: Metro Feyenoord boss Ronald Koeman has admitted that Bruno Martins Indi, 21, may have to be sold amid speculation linking the defender with a move to the Premier League. Full Story: Sky Sports Manchester United have been linked with a move for Basel's Michael Goncalves, with reports in Switzerland suggesting a bid could be made as early as January for the 18-y ...
defender Jan Vertonghen has called in-form winger Andros Townsend the "new Gareth Bale ". The England international scored his first Premier League goal for Spurs during Sunday’s 2-0 defeat of Aston Villa after a run of eye- catching performances for both club and country
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United may slip; Noble & Townsend shining Andros Townsend: Hoping to maintain his form at Aston Villa £10 completely free bet A potential banana skin for Manchester United, and the impressive stats of Mark Noble and Andros Townsend feature in our weekend preview. Noble deed West Ham United may have failed to score in four of their last seven Premier League matches but it is not due to a lack of trying. Keep an eye on Mark Noble against Manchester City on Saturday evening - the midfielder has created more goalscoring chances than any other in the Premier League so far this season. Noble has created 17 chances for his team-mates and therefore poses a great threat to City. Ravel Morrison may be the man making all the headlines in the centre of West Ham's midfield but Noble is the one City should beware. Pete Fraser All the right reasons It seems a long time ago that Tottenham Hotspur were dependent on Gareth Bale. Winger Andros Townsend is now dominating news agendas due to his impressive performances for E ...
5 Premier League stars who will not be at the World Cup So far, 21 teams have qualified for the 2014 World Cup. The others will be decided in November, but these five Premier League stars will definitely not be in Brazil next summer: 1.Petr Cech - Czech Republic Despite undoubtedly being one of the best goalkeepers in the world, this will be the second consecutive World Cup in which the Chelsea man will miss out, as the Czech Republic could only finish third in their qualifying group, as frankly, the outfield players are a little bit short on quality in comparison. 2.Aaron Ramsey-Wales As the bottom seeds in Group A, Wales were always going find things difficult. They were soon out of the running, meaning the in-form Arsenal midfielder will not be mixing it with the world’s best in Brazil next summer, along with his fellow countryman, the world’s most expensive player, Gareth Bale. 3.Emmanuel Adebayor-Togo Togo have struggled since reaching the 2006 World Cup, and they rely very heavily on Adebayor to ...
SPORTS UPDATE Adnan Januzaj will choose England as his international team if the Football Association can overcome the obstacle of the five-year residency rule. Gareth Bale is winning his battle to be fit to play a part in the biggest week of Real Madrid’s season. On Wednesday he trained with his team-mates in the first session after the international break.Madrid play Malaga on Saturday before facing Juventus on Wednesday in the Champions League and Barcelona the following Saturday in the Nou Camp. Barcelona are considering buying Manchester United target Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund. The German has a release clause of £29.5million. The stamp of the Premier League was all over the World Cup on Tuesday night - from Gary Medel in Santiago to Wayne Rooney at Wembley, via Maynor Figueroa in the Caribbean. Scorers by league competition Premier League – 22 Germany’s Bundesliga – 8 Russian First Division – 8 Spain’s La Liga – 6 Italy’s Serie A – 5 Holland’s Eredivisie – 5 France’ ...
Latest Football News & Transfer Gossips :- - Manchester City to give Reece Wabara new deal and Premier League chance in January. - Alan Pardew worried that Newcastle have "too many foreign players". - Ezequiel Garay was Manchester United bound until David Moyes appointment, claims the Benfica defender. - Crystal Palace plot January move for Man City midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim. - Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel eyes vacant Sheffield United manager job. - Row over Gareth Bale's back injury escalates as Spanish media hit back at Real. - England fans at Wembley moved to make room for extra Poland supporters. - Roy Hodgson has "harsh" words with his England team as he warns against complacency. - Kyle Walker tips Andros Townsend to follow in Gareth Bale's footsteps. - Leighton Baines hoping to bounce back from 2010 World Cup snub by helping England secure Brazil place. - Newcastle are eying up a move for Micah Richards to provide competition to Mathieu Debuchy. - Victor Valdes is set to snub Arsena ...
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{ Preview: Belgium vs. Wales } Wales may have been out of World Cup qualification contention for some time, but they could still finish third in the standings if they were to collect a positive result in Brussels on Tuesday evening. That does seam an unlikely feat, though, because not only would Chris Coleman's side need to beat group winners Belgium, but they would also require bottom of the table Macedonia to defeat Serbia at the Gradski Stadion. Of course, any result that Wales were to achieve would have to be done so without the presence of talisman Gareth Bale, who is injured. The encounter will also mark Craig Bellamy's last as an international football after the Cardiff City attacker recently confirmed is retirement from Wales duty. Meanwhile, despite having already qualified, hosting Belgium are still expected to name a strong starting lineup for the clash. It should mean that Premier League-based Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Jan Vertonghen will all feature, although Tottenham Hotspur's Moussa D ...
Jonathan Barnett (agent Gareth Bale): "Gareth is better than Neymar. He played in the Premier League and won many trophies.…
INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL HEADLINES ***Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has played down the injury which forced Gareth Bale to pull out of Real Madrid's 4-1 win against Getafe on Sunday, but admits he may not be fit in time for Wednesday's trip to Elche. Ancelotti expects Gareth Bale to be fit for the derby match against Atletico Madrid on Saturday. ***Paolo Di Canio became the first Premier League manager to lose his job after 5games this season on Sunday night when Sunderland dramatically called time on the gamble of his controversial appointment. Kevin Ball has been named as the temporary successor, and will take charge of Tuesday's Capital One Cup clash with Peterborough United. ***Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has revealed that he is stunned by Sunderland's decision to sack manager Paolo Di Canio. (BBC) ***Former Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn believes that the Black Cats have made a "brave decision" to sack Paolo Di Canio. (Sky Sports News) ***Everton midfielder Darron Gibson reckons ...
Cristiano Ronaldo was offered from Sporting to Liverpool when he was 16. Liverpool declined as they thought he was too skinny. No English player has ever scored more goals in the Champions League than Wayne Rooney. Arsene Wenger speaks English, French, Japanese, Spanish, German & Italian, and wrote a book in Japanese about his managerial philosophies. Arsenal have scored the most hat-tricks (34) in Premier League history. When David Beckham was 12, he was Manchester United's team mascot for a game against West Ham. Arsenal Is the first English Club to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu and A.C Milan at San Siro and also Bayern at the Allianz Arena. The difference in Messi's age & Ronaldo's age is 869 days. The same difference between Messi and Ronaldo's son. It took Ozil 10 minutes to get his first assist for his debut in Arsenal Zinedine Zidane was never caught offside in his whole career. Since Ronaldo joined Real Madrid they have won 3 trophies, While Manchester United have won 5 trophies since he left. ...
The Telegraph: Premier League Transfer Talk - Spurs to accept £93m and Fabio Coentrao for Gareth Bale
Marca | Daniel Levy wants to come to an agreement (with Gareth Bale) that suits both parties before the Premier League kicks-off.
Robin Van Persie leads Premier League shirt sales but Gareth Bale is not in top 10 | Mail Online
Thinking ahead to what my Fantasy Premier League team will look like. Depending on prices, Gareth Bale and Philippe Coutinho are definites.
Latest EPL News & Transfer Gossips :- - Manchester United stars have had enough of the Wayne Rooney sideshow as Arsenal and Chelsea keep an eye on the striker. - Arsenal have opened talks with manager Arsene Wenger about a new deal. - Tottenham will attempt to finalise a new contract with Gareth Bale when he returns for training to the club this week. - Daniele De Rossi is keen to make it third time lucky for Jose Mourinho and join him at Chelsea. - Aston Villa have lodged a complaint with the Premier League over the Elite Player Performance Plan compensation scheme. - Jozy Altidore has assured Sunderland and Paolo Di Canio: “I am the Real Deal.” - Jose Mourinho claims Chelsea were unknown to the rest of the world before he first arrived at Stamford Bridge. - David Moyes does not expect to be given Fergie time as new Manchester United manager. - Wayne Rooney fears Manchester United fans will boo him when the Premier League season kicks off next month. - Jermain Defoe is a target for new Stoke boss Mar ...
Last Transfers News Update: 1- Man City close in on Negredo Manchester City are close to signing Alvaro Negredo after the Premier League club agreed a €25m fee with Sevilla. Source: Marca 2- Lille closing in on Kjaer Simon Kjaer to Lille is a done deal according to L'Equipe. The newspaper says the transfer of the central defender from Wolfsburg to Les Dogues is pending a medical which could happen next week. Source: L'Equipe 3- Real Madrid give up on Bale After having another approach for Gareth Bale rejected by Tottenham, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is ready to end his pursuit of the Wales international. Source: Marca 4- Robinho 'irritated' by Santos wage claims The AC Milan forward's father says his son has accepted that he will be earning less money if he moves to Brazil but that suggested salary demands are untrue. 5- Bendtner set for Frankfurt switch The striker's agent has hinted that the Denmark international is set to join the Bundesliga side in a €3.5 million deal. 6- Pique: Sellin ...
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Jesus Navas' pace and skill can be matched only by Gareth Bale in the Premier League, according to Andres Iniesta. "He's going to cause the defences in the Premier League a real problem when he plays for City," Iniesta said. "Jesus has so much speed, and his feet are so quick, that it becomes nearly impossible to stop him without fouling him. "The only player that I can compare him with that is already playing in England is Gareth Bale." - Colin.C
Reported Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain has the talent to have the same impact on the Premier League as Robin Van Persie, according to Ossie Ardiles. The Former Tottenham boss said: "Van Persie is a super player, one of my favourites and one of the best in the Premier League last season, along with Gareth Bale. Can Higuain be as good as Van Persie? Of course he can, that's how good Higuain is."
Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, June 29 *Manchester United's management are considering a valuation for striker Wayne Rooney. The 27-year-old is expected to tell new manager David Moyes he still plans to leave the Premier League champions when they meet next week.(Daily Mail) *United have formally scheduled talks with Rooney for an unspecified date next week through his agent Paul Stretford.(The Times) *Italian club AC Milan are ready to make a move for Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic, 31, if he is not a part of new manager David Moyes' plans.(Daily Mirror) *Brazil and Corinthians midfielder Paulinho, 24,says he was told by Tottenham when speaking to them about a move to the Premier League that they will not be selling forward Gareth Bale, 23, this summer.(Daily Mirror) *Arsenal will sign Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 33, but are unwilling to meet the wage demands and transfer valuations for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, and Swansea centre-back Ashley ...
FOOTBALL GOSSIP AS AT 11AM ON THURSDAY. ***Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed that the club have accepted an offer from Southampton for the transfer of Victor Wanyama, although the Hoops boss insists there are still a number of clubs interested in the striker. (ESPN) ***Real Madrid have reportedly offer cash plus players to Spurs in a bid to deliver Gareth Bale for newly-appointed boss boss Carlo Ancelotti. Argentina winger Angel Di Maria is among several stars that the Spanish giants are willing to hand over to the White Hart Lane club with in order to land the Premier League's Player of the Year. (The Mirror) ***Napoli boss Rafa Benitez says Real Madrid have ‘recovered their real values’ by appointing Italian Carlo Ancelotti as gaffer. (The Sun) ***Carlos Tevez’s £10million move to Juventus has pushed Gonzalo Higuain closer to Arsenal. The Real Madrid striker has agreed terms of £125,000 a week with the Gunners, taking him above current highest earners Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Lukas ...
Andre Villas-Boas has told a Spanish newspaper that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has given him his word that Gareth Bale will not be leaving the Premier League club.
With the transfer window still open and many potential signings yet to be completed, it is difficult to judge incoming players from outside the Premier League on their potential impact next season. Manchester City have moved swiftly in signing Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk and Jesus Navas from Sevilla, whilst Chelsea and Manchester United are increasingly being linked with moves for Polish forward Robert Lewandowski and Brazilian winger Hulk. What we can speculate on is the impact of players already here in the Premier league. Players like Robin Van Persie (Manchester United) and Gareth Bale (Tottenham) are sure to provide us with some excellent football over the coming season; however, we take a look at players who we feel will be the dark horses to providing entertainment next season. The five players are as follows: Daniel Sturridge | Liverpool The 23-year-old Liverpool striker certainly made his mark since his move from Stamford Bridge to Anfield, netting ten times in 14 appearances. It is clear t ...
MAHEMHEM (Rumours): INTERNATIONAL LATEST UPDATES - Real Madrid sporting director Zinedine Zidane has urged 23-year-old midfielder Gareth Bale to speed up his move to the Bernabeu by asking to leave Tottenham. - Newcastle have rubbished suggestions 27-year-old midfielder Yohan Cabaye is in Monaco undergoing a medical ahead of a 28m euros (£23m) move to the French club. - Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, 28, has said he wants to move to the Premier League this summer. - Striker Darren Bent could soon become a Newcastle United player - but only if he and Aston Villa lower their demands. - Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre scrapped a trip to Brazil this weekend to try to complete the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk's 24-year-old forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan for £20m. - Aston Villa's new signing, centre-back Jores Okore, 20, believes he was right to turn down Chelsea's advances in January. - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has described Blues striker Fernando Torres as "so-so". - Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tio ...
Premier League - Paper Round: United to sign Ronaldo or Bale Get excited if you are a Manchester United fan because your club is going to sign Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale -HASAN-
Six reasons why Gareth Bale won’t be at Tottenham next season... "...In reality, Bale is a commodity. He may not have the final say on his future"... 1. A whole new ball game There are some decent players at Spurs who finished fifth last year with a record number of Premier League points – Sandro, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Younes Kaboul, for instance. Yet Bale would be forgiven for wanting to turning out with the genuine world-class big guns currently lining up at the likes of Real Madrid. Throw in the fact Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas has also this week been courted by PSG it could give Bale the extra excuse to demand an exit and follow him to France. The one thing we can say, however, is he genuinely loves the club and would hate to create a lengthy drawn-out Modric situation. In reality, however, Bale is a commodity, as a well as a much-loved player for Spurs. He knows it and the club know it and in the end, it may not necessarily be the amiable Welshman who has a final say on him staying or . ...
Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard were among the stat leaders in the Premier League in 2012-13. EA Sports signed a deal to become the Premier League’s first ever technology partner ahead of the 2011-12 season, and part of the arrangement saw the EA Sports Player Performance Index replace the Actim Index as the league’s official player rating system. EA have been providing Footyplace with the best statistics from the Index ever since. Manchester United comfortably won the Premier League title in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season as a manager, while we have recently honoured Gareth Bale, Christian Bentekeand Michuwith end-of -season awards. Here, though, are the players that shone the most statistically throughout the 2012-13 Premier League season: Most shots on target 1. Luis Suarez – 103 2. Gareth Bale – 101 3. Robin Van Persie – 78 4. Santi Cazorla – 78 5. Christian Benteke – 73 6. Demba Ba – 70 7. Jermain Defoe – 64 8. Carlos Tevez – 6 ...
June 13th Transfer News: {Verratti demands pay rise from PSG} {Chelsea sign Andre Schurrle} {Roque Santa Cruz likely to go to Bundesliga} {Ibrahimovic will not move to the Premier League} {Odil Akhmedov says he is being watched by Arsenal} {Samir Handanovic chased by Barcelona and Arsenal} {Elderson to choose either Fulham or Norwich} {West Ham are now battling for Ambrosini's signature} {Vito Mannone targeted by Cagliari} {Napoli interested in Strootman} {£8.5 million rated winger Nani is watched by Juventus} {Mbokani set for Dynamo Kiev move} {Napoli, Chelsea and Man. City all interested in El Shaarawy} {Montpellier set to be first choice for Djibril Cisse} {Stefan De Vrij snubs Liverpool} {Leyroy Fer hoping for Everton switch} {PSG joining the race for Gareth Bale} {Guillermo Varela signed by Manchester United} {Barcelona to bid for Fernando Torres} {Ruben Loftus-Cheek set to leave Chelsea for Barcelona} {Fellaini hopes to move to London} {Ashley Williams watched by Arsenal and Everton} {Five bids hav ...
Former Real Madrid manager John Toshack believes Gareth Bale is already a better player than Barcelona forward Neymar, claiming the Tottenham winger could be "worth ¬100 million". Toshack, who is currently the manager of Azerbaijan side Khazar Lankaran, also coached Madrid twice in the 1990s and had a glittering playing career for Cardiff, Liverpool and Swansea. The ex- Wales international heaped praise on his compatriot, claiming Bale's success in the "competitive" Premier League makes him more established than Neymar. "For me, Gareth is better than Neymar, because he is playing in a very competitive League," Toshack told Punto Pelota. "With Neymar we will have to wait and see. If there is someone who is worth ¬100m,then it is Bale." During his six-year tenure at the helmof the Wales national team, Toshack handed Bale his international debut and he insists the PFA Player of the Year requires Champions League football to reach his peak. "His debut? He had just turned 17 and had a tremendous future. I ha ...
Bale: "Ronaldo more complete than Messi" Tottenham forward Gareth Bale says Cristiano Ronaldo is a more ‘complete footballer’ than Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. The in-form Spurs attacker, who is rumoured to be a transfer target for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich this summer, has scored 13 Premier League goals so far this season. Asked the question “Messi or Ronaldo?” by Life’s a Pitch, Bale revealed his admiration for Los Blancos’ star. “For me, personally, I’d say Ronaldo,” the 23-year-old Welshman responded. “He’s got the whole package. He’s strong, he’s powerful, he’s pacey, can head the ball, strike the ball. Obviously, you can’t say anything bad about Messi, but for the all-round complete footballer, I’d say Cristiano Ronaldo.” The comments are likely to be taken as a welcome sign by Real Madrid that the Wales international would relish the chance to link up with Ronaldo. According to reports, Los Merengues are expected to challenge Bayern for his signature at the ...
LONDON Evening Standard Jose Mourinho will bring stability to Chelsea and inspire a new generation to success, according to striker Salomon Kalou, who played under him at Stamford Bridge. Steve Lomas was today set to be appointed manager of Millwall. Liverpool are close to finalising a deal to sign Spanish striker Iago Aspas. Michael Laudrup is expected to remain as Swansea manager despite a reported disagreement over transfer funds. New West Ham goalkeeper Adrian is relishing the prospect of playing in the Premier League. NEWHAM RECORDER Gareth Bale is determined to avoid a "downward spiral" by staying grounded - and he has highlighted the importance of his team-mates and Andre Villas-Boas after his stellar season. Jackson Martinez's agent has rubbished speculation that the Porto striker could be on his way to Tottenham. Martin Jol is in the market for a new back- up goalkeeper after Mark Schwarzer's decision to leave. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Manchester City must wait to add their third marquee signing f ...
Time for Tottenham and Liverpool to report Real Madrid's 'Tapping Up' If you've missed the speculation linking Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez and endless others with Real Madrid this season then you've surely been living under a rock. Recently re-elected club president, Florentino Perez, outlined the two Premier League superstars as his main targets during his presidential campaign and continues to talk up the pair, yesterday morning claiming Bale would be an excellent 'investment' for the Spanish side. It's not the first time that Real Madrid have flogged their transfer agendas in public and unless UEFA step in to combat the issue, it won't be the last. Both Bale and Suarez performed outstandingly for their respective clubs last season, starring in a number of games and providing vital match winning moments. However with both Tottenham and Liverpool failing to qualify for next seasons Champions League it was only ever going to be a matter of time before the vultures came circling. Real Madrid's presidential el ...
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TUESDAY FOOTBALL HEADLINES ***Real Madrid president Florentino Perez hashinted at a summer swoop for Tottenham's Gareth Bale, describing the Welshman as "oneof Europe's great players". *** Sevilla winger Jesus Navas is on the brink of joining Manchester City, after his Spanish club confirmed they had agreed a deal with the Premier League side for their 27-year-old Spanish international that could be worth as much as £24 million. (ESPN) ***Everton have played down suggestions from Wigan owner Dave Whelan that the two clubs have agreed a deal for Roberto Martinezto take over at Goodison Park, insisting no decision on David Moyes' successor has been made. (ESPN) ***Unsettled Wigan boss Roberto Martinez will be unveiled as the new boss of Everton on Tuesday. The Spaniard has agreed terms inprinciple on a three-year contract after impressing the Toffees' chairman Bill Kenwright with his record and style of play at Wigan. (Mirror) ***Neymar said he was looking forward to settling in alongside the world's best ...
Several young stars have taken the Premier League by storm since their arrival on our shores, with many already justifying the substantial fees shelled out on them, and others rising from the youth ranks to play with maturity way beyond their years. However, one player ran away with the vote, and despite an array of youthful talent to chose from, this has been one of the most one-sided awards in years. A special mention has to go to Aston Villa duo Nathan Baker and Matt Lowton, who helped turn things around at Villa Park, Liverpool pair Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho, Southampton full-back Luke Shaw who is the youngest of the bunch and Oscar who has scored some wondergoals for Chelsea in his debut year at the club. For those of you asking, Gareth Bale doesn't make the cut due to just missing TEAMtalk's age criteria - got to be born in the 90s! 5) Romelu Lukaku - West Brom The Belgian powerhouse was a key factor in West Brom's impressive season, and is now subject to much debate as to whether he is ...
Wenger Talking about Bale, Rooney and Fabregas Arsene Wenger serving an interview with Al Jazeera. In the interview, Wenger spoke of three players who had reportedly become the target of Arsenal. The three players in question is Gareth Bale, Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas. Arsenal rumors it intends to bring in three players that expensive. Rooney has been told to get away from Manchester United. Meanwhile, Fabregas is reportedly not happy at Barca and Arsenal want to contain it anymore. On the other hand, Bale is a Former Arsenal shot. Bale is currently the number one target Real Madrid. Here is a view of Wenger regarding the situation of the three players. 1. Gareth Bale Bale, officially, is the best player the Premier League this season. He won two titles as the best player and the PFA young player. Wenger admitted that he had indeed been trying to bring in Bale when he was at Southampton. Wenger admitted that the choice not to buy Bale is a big mistake. We do not buy Bale because we still had Ashley Co ...
Jose Mourinho to be Named Chelsea Manager on Monday, Says Premier League: The Nightly EPL Posted on June 2, 2013 by The Takon Oops! Talk about embarrassing. The Premier League leaked the news today by accident that Jose Mourinho will officially be named manager of Chelsea Football Club on Monday. It’s not unusual for articles to be pre-written in order to be moved live when the news is officially announced. But in this particular case, someone at the Premier League clicked the publish button before Chelsea have had an opportunity to announce the news. It’s not as if Jose Mourinho rejoining Chelsea is a secret, or anything. Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines: Jose Mourinho makes Chelsea return, leaks Premier League website — Premier League Real Madrid will bid world record fee of £85m for Gareth Bale says Sunday Times — 101GG Danny Welbeck will not be able to play against Brazil on Sunday — Sky Sports VIDEO: A tour of the new Maracana — BBC Sport Neville Southall says if Martin ...
LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 1. AS Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenberg set to sign for Fulham on Tuesday. 2. Fulham have completed the free transfers of Derek Boateng and Fernando Amorebieta this weekend. 3. Andrea Ranocchia says he is flattered by Juventus interest but stresses that he's happy at Inter. 4. Jose Mourinho has the best win percentage (71%) of any manager in Premier League history. 5. Everton defender Johnny Heitinga appears keen to leave the Goodison Park club for Turkish side Fenerbahçe (ESPN) 6. According to Sportitalia, Chelsea midfielder Ramires is Napoli's new coach Rafa Benitez's main target. 7. Anatoliy Tymoshchuk will be joining Zenit St. Petersburg for two years starting from July 1. 8. Former Man United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar says Wayne Rooney and MUFC should not part company this summer [ESPN] 9. L.Damião: "2-1 win at Wembley? Tonight will be totally different. Brazil wasn't ready as now. We will show England our real level and win." 10. Sevilla winger and Manchester City target ...
Forget about Gareth Bale, or 'man-biter' Luis Suarez -- or even that little Brazilian joining Barcelona next season who looks like he has stepped out of One Dimension, but probably isn't as good as Lionel Messi -- the most divisive transfer of the summer will be Adel Taarabt. Ian Walton/Getty Images If Adel Taarabt, left, stays at QPR, he won't be seeing the likes of Manchester United in league play next season. The mercurial/maverick Moroccan was at the centre of QPR's successful promotion to the Premier League two seasons ago, and it must be tempting to think that his skill, along with the advance in talent at the club, will be enough to ensure an immediate return to the top flight. So far, Anzhi Makhachkala -- from whence Chris Samba came -- has been rumoured to want to take Taarabt, and they would be happy to pay 15 million pounds. Also, UAE moneybags Al Ain are interested, and the player himself is talking up an exit, so a move is quite possible. -Cesar intends to stay in England It makes the £15m p ...
Real Madrid are reportedly planning an unprecedented £110 million bid to sign Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale. After a disappointing 2012-2013 and with the upcoming presidential elections, Florentino Perez wants to create yet another Galacticos and to achieve that he’s preparing a mega £110 million to lure Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez. The Los Galacticos are looking forward to sell many of their current players. Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain, Karim Benzema, Pepe, Fabio Coentrao and Kaka are all expected to be sold this summer and the money earned will be used to sign the Premier League pair. Florentino Perez is very high on Bale and even assigned Zinedine Zidane with the sole purpose of convincing the Welshman to move to the Santiago Bernabeu. According to the President, Bale was born play for Real Madrid, who have been chasing him since last year. Meanwhile Suarez, has dropped a major bombshell on Thursday by announcing that he wants to leave Anfield and blamed the Br ...
Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Italian side Roma over securing the sale of midfield ace Daniele De Rossi, according to The Express. The Premier League giants are set to confirm Jose Mourinho as their new manager next week and the special one, who is a known fan of the box-to-box World Cup winner, is set to pre sanction a move for the 29-year-old. De Rossi had previously stated that he wanted to stay at Roma for life but a difficult campaign in the Italian capital has changed the minds of both player and club and the skipper has been granted a move away. Roma president James Palotta and general manager Franco Baldini were reportedly in London yesterday to discuss the potential sale of the midfielder to Chelsea. Potential Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is also keen on bringing in the 84-cap international but the Spanish giants have had to turn their attentions toward the likes of Tottenham’s Gareth Bale and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. Mourinho may find himself with a £100 million transfer ...
Football - Premier League Paper Round: United need Arsenal's help to sign Cesc Manchester United continue to be linked with Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas but it looks like they will need some help from Premier League rivals Arsenal to land him. David Moyes would love to make the Spanish midfielder his first big signing but according to both the Daily Mail and the Mirror, Arsenal have the first buy-back option on their former captain. As part of the deal that brought Fabregas to the Camp Nou in 2011, Arsenal inserted a clause which says they must be notified of any offer for him and then be given the first option of buying him back for £20-£25m if Barcelona decide to sell. Things get even more complicated because if Barcelona end up selling him to another club then Arsenal are entitled to a 50 per cent sell-on clause according to the Mail. That would mean the Liga champions would have to receive a bid of £70m for the player from United just to break even on the £35m they paid for him. Fabregas is believed ...
OMG United, City and Chelsea are ready with a £ 80m for Bale Contemplated Real Madrid offer 60 million pounds for Gareth Bale will not be sufficient to Tottenham to sell the Spanish giants, as it appears that the amount of 80 million has already been committed by the two Mancunian clubs City and United, Chelsea and from the French Paris Saint Germain. Information is "Mirror". President of the "spur" Daniel Levy is fighting to retain the Premier League Footballer of 2012/13 at least until next summer, but he heard the agent of 24-year-old Welshman - Jonathan Barnett, told Brand TV that his client's interest in Madrid "honor. " "I understand why many teams want Gareth Bale - Barnett said. - It is better than Neymar and it has proved one of the best leagues of the world. I think the clubs do not want it because they missed Neymar, but because of how good. He must be the first option and cost more than Neymar. I do not know if there was an offer from Madrid, but I know that Garrett has three-year contract. I ...
top newspaper's headline news : 1)Presentation Neymar on Monday: 12.00 Arrival, 12.50 Medical tests, 17.00 Signature, 18.00 Camp Nou, 19.00 Press conference. 2) Luis Suarez's agent Pere Guardiola has told us Suarez remains happy at Liverpool and has no plans to leave in this transfer window. (Sky Sport) 3)Hulk's agent has revealed that two Premier League clubs have contacted him about his client, but denied having any talks with big-spending Monaco. 4)- Gareth Bale was "born" for Real Madrid, according to the Spanish club's president Florentino Perez. 5)Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that has he turned down an approach from Paris Saint Germain to join Manchester City. 6)Everton star Marouane Fellaini insists that former boss David Moyes has not talked to him about the prospect of joining him at Manchester United. 7)Barcelona vice-president Carles Vilarrubi has hit out at Jose Mourinho and claims he will be a 'disaster' if, as expected, he returns to Chelsea after announcing his departure from Real Madrid. ...
Don't see this happening myself RS Liverpool are being mentioned everywhere in the European transfer market at the moment, but unfortunately that's mainly associated with a certain player's reported desire to leave the football club. According to Spanish newspaper AS, Luis Suarez is desperate to get out of Merseyside for the sake of his family who can no longer stand living as almost prisoners in their own home. AS lay it on pretty thick, and make Liverpool sound like some extended dungeon. The other Madrid based sport newspaper, Marca, has a bit of better news for fans of the Merseyside club. They have no big Suarez scoop, focusing on Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, but do say several pages in, that Brendan Rodgers is about to make his move for Jesus Navas of Sevilla. The Spanish club are skint and a sale is likely but Manchester City have been mentioned previously, and are again in this article, but Marca reckon Liverpool stand a decent chance to get him ahead of their Premier League rivals. Missing Champio ...
Man City transfer speculation: City are linked with the following players. My opinion about each of them and alternative signings, Edinson Cavani 26, Great Striker with an outstanding resume, but wouldn't it be better to spend less and get someone who is proven in the Premier League, like the talented 22 year old Christian Benteke? He wins everything in the air and brings a level of power, strength and speed unmatched the league. If City want a target man why not go for Benteke + City have to think about UEFA financial fair play. Isco 21, the standout Malaga play maker was fantastic to watch this season, but would you take Isco over the PFA Gareth Bale 23, who might I add who desires to play in the Champions League. This season City lacked width and a better delivery of crosses, with the combination of Bale and a target man in the box, surely that would be a better route to goal when teams park the bus. Bale wouldn't come cheap, but it would be a great investment for the club. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 31, PSG's ...
Former Real Madrid star Zinedine Zidane thinks Gareth Bale is one of the world's best three players. The Welshman has been in scintillating form for Tottenham this season, scoring 21 goals in 34 Premier League appearances. That has led to speculation that the winger could depart White Hart Lane - and Zidane believes that Madrid would be the perfect place for Bale to showcase his talent. "I've been watching Tottenham for the reason that Gareth Bale has been playing there," Zidane said. "Aside from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, he is the player who has impressed me the most. All of the talented players like that can come to Real Madrid.
On this day in 2007, we signed 17-year-old left-back Gareth Bale from Southampton. The Welshman who was the latest product of the impressive Southampton academy joined Martin Jol's Spurs squad full of enthusiasm and eager to succeed at White Hart Lane. "I'm just excited to be coming to a massive club like Spurs,” said Bale. “It's pushing forward and I want to be part of its future. I really want to play in the Premier League. That's very important to me and this is a fantastic opportunity. I've thought long and hard about it and feel the time is right to move on. Since then Bale has score 42 Goals in 146 Premier League games for the Lilywhites.
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*FOR FOOTBALL FRICKSOF THE YEAR: Robin Van Persie. The most important player for the champions. Gareth Bale has been superb for Spurs, but Van Persie has taken United to another level as they wrestled back the title from Manchester City. YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR: City have made a lot of mistakes this season, but swapping Stefan Savic for Matija Nastasic isn't one of them. MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Sir Alex Ferguson. The United manager bows out having restored United to their perch. Michael Laudrup also deserves credit for leading Swansea to their first major trophy as well as a top-ten finish. TEAM OF THE YEAR: Manchester United. Strength in numbers rather than a phenomenal first XI. To underline the overall quality in United's squad, 20 different players have scored for the champions this season - a Premier League record. GOAL OF THE SEASON: Luis Suarez v Newcastle. Superb control and the awareness to evade Tim Krul all in one action. Honourable mentions go to Matthew Lowton v Stoke, Loic Remy v Wigan, Robin ...
Missing out on Champions League football again despite amassing their highest Premier League points tally was hard for Tottenham Hotspur to swallow on Sunday and to make matters worse, it was arch rivals Arsenal who pipped them to the post once more. Two months ago it had looked as if Spurs would finally turn the tables on their North London foes when they beat them in the derby to establish a seven-point lead. However, despite Gareth Bale's superb winner in a 1-0 victory over Sunderland on the last day of the season, they could only finish fifth as Arsenal secured fourth with one point more after a less than assured 1-0 win at Newcastle United. "It's devastating. It's really hard to take," Spurs captain Michael Dawson told Sky Sports. "We've got 72 points, the highest total the club's ever got and we still miss out on the Champions League... it's hard to take. It's a hard day. It's not a good day." Bad luck seems to follow Tottenham around in their pursuit of a place in Europe's elite club competition an ...
Gareth Bale has equalled Teddy Sheringham's record of 21 goals for Tottenham in a Premier League season.
Welsh football is getting stronger with 3 teams in the Premier League next season. Swansea City, Cardiff City & Gareth Bale Hotspur FC.
Juan Mata has scored 8 away goals in the Premier League this season, second most after Luis Suárez, Gareth Bale, Robin Van Persie (all 12)
Gareth Bale has scored 4 more Premier League goals than Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor combined this season
Pablo Zabaleta: 'The best Premier League Player? Gareth Bale, a force of nature.' Zaba, you work with Yaya Toure, that's a force of nature!
Worst of the Week - let's rush through/lovingly craft this. GK - Stuart Taylor (Reading). Did you know: Taylor is the only Premier League Footballer whose contract makes no mention of having to work weekends. RB - Kyle Walker (Spurs). Did you know: Walker credits former Spurs full-back Alan Hutton with teaching him everything he knows about defending LB - The Hibs left-back. We forget his name but from the 10 minutes of hearts v Hibs we caught he didn't look great. Did you know: Insert snippet from Wikipedia here. CB - John Heitinga (Everton). Did you know: If Heitinga plays, he gets in this 11. That's how good he is. CB - Someone from Caerphilly Castle Ladies FC. Did you know: They lost 43-0 this weekend taking their season to played 10, lost 10, scored 1, conceded 219. RM - Phil Neville (Everton). Did you know: Neville was Everton's second worst player against Wigan. CM - Marouane Fellaini (Everton). Did you know: Speaking of the above did you know... CM - Bradley Johnson (Norwich). Did you know: Johnso ...
MEDIA WATCH: Daily Mirror. As usual a much anticipated contest didn't live up to the fevered pre-match billing... but this time because the hype was well and truly surpassed! There was no overselling of what was a magnificent Anfield tussle between two well matched sides, with Liverpool's Luis Suarez and Spurs hero Gareth Bale more than justifying their depiction as dead-eyed hit men engaging in a lethal shoot-out. Yet if it was Suarez who was left standing after he inspired his Liverpool side to a remarkable and thrilling fight back, then perhaps the sharpest shooting of all came from the visitors as they contrived to put a bullet so directly into the heart of their own ambitions to finish second in the Premier League. In a game so blessed with rare skill and menacing talent, it was ironic that it was decided by mistakes from both defences, with the home side seemingly throwing away their advantage, before ruthlessly capitalising on two horrific errors from Tottenham to record their most important win .. ...
Liverpool beat Tottenham in a thrilling 3-2 victory at Anfield with captain Steven Gerrard netting a late penalty as the hosts fought back from a Jan Vertonghen double in a pulsating Premier League encounter. The hosts were rewarded for their committed early attacking when Jose Enrique fed Suarez to coolly slot home on 20 minutes, but Spurs responded on the stroke of the interval with Gareth Bale crossing for Jan Vertonghen to power home a header. The Belgian scored again early in the second half to hand his side the lead, but Kyle Walker's bizarre back-pass left Hugo Lloris horribly exposed with Downing on hand to steal in to level the match and Gerrard sealed the win from the spot with nine minutes left. Brendan Rodgers' side had the better opening with the first decent chance coming after six minutes; Philippe Coutinho put Daniel Sturridge clean through but his first touch was heavy in going around Hugo Lloris and the opportunity passed. Spurs began to grow into the game with Mousa Dembele winning a fr ...
Piqué: "Bale can definitely play for Barcelona" One of the biggest sensations in European football right now is Tottenham Hotspur's Welsh flyer Gareth Bale, who is attracting the attention of clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona. Barcelona's Gerard Piqué, in an interview with the BBC, is full of praise. "He is an unbelievable player with all the conditions to play in the team that he wants to. The best players can fit in any team. It's true that maybe, because he's really quick and with the power he's got, he fits a bit better at Real Madrid, but he can play here too definitely". Piqué says that he has a predilection for certain Premier League Players like Van Persie and Rooney, and also admitted that English football is discussed a lot in the Barcelona dressing room. "Fàbregas loves to talk about Arsenal", Piqué reveals. marca admin andrew
According to me - The Top 5 Finishers in the Premier League : 1. Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 2. Robin Van Persie (Manchester United) 3. Gareth Bale (Tottenham) 4. Benteke (Aston Villa) 5. Paul Lambert (Southampton) According to you who are the Top 5 Finisher in the League ? - ZM
Gareth Bale & Aaron Lennon among the fastest players in the Premier League - taken position by position! See the Premier League's quickest XI here: [from GMF]
Hugo Lloris loved his first North London derby at the Lane, insisting: "I could feel the intensity." The French international goalkeeper immediately paid tribute to the team's defensive performance in a vital 2-1 win in the Premier League. A quick one-two from Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon put us 2-0 up at half-time but Arsenal responded through Per Mertesacker five minutes into the second half. We created the better chances from there and could have put the issue completely beyond doubt before Arsenal rallied again, to no avail. "It was a great game with great intensity, I could feel that on the pitch," said Hugo, who wasn't seriously tested but at his best flying off his line to snuff out potential danger on a couple of occasions. "It’s an important win. I think we kept control during the game, maybe we had some difficulty the first 20 minutes but we didn’t conceded a lot of opportunities and after the first and second goals, key for us. "After the Arsenal goal we kept good intentions to the end of t ...
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Weekend Previews Tottenham 2 Arsenal 1, by Jack Woodfield Claiming victory in the North London derby will be immensely satisfying for everyone concerned with Tottenham, but it is their 12-game unbeaten Premier League run that will be exciting fans in equal measure on Sunday evening. Goals from Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon were enough to secure a 2-1 triumph over their arch-rivals, and by moving into third place once again, second place is certainly a target for Spurs in the final weeks of the season. Arsenal's defensive frailties were all too obvious as they conceded twice in three minutes, with progression seemingly impossible unless the Gunners can re- establish themselves as a defensive force. The top four is beginning to edge away from Arsenal, and in Giroud, they simply do not have a man capable of providing the goals that Robin Van Persie was heavily relied on last season. For Tottenham, brighter things surely lie ahead, and with their Europa League hopes still riding high, this could yet end up bei ...
Tottenham proved to be the superior side in the latest edition of the North London derby, beating Arsenal 2-1 to go seven points clear of their rivals in the table. Perhaps sensing that their side's lackluster defending would ultimately be exposed by Gareth Bale, the Premier League's February Player of the Month, one Arsenal fan at White Hart Lane decided to engage in a bit of prop comedy and throw a banana at Bale as he prepared to take a corner kick in the first half. Though it's normally an act with racist connotations, the banana was intended for Bale because he has been subjected to the tiresome joke that he looks like a monkey for years now. And when a man is in the form of his life with eight goals in his last six games going into the derby, this is the sort of thing desperate people resort to as a way of making themselves feel slightly better for a fleeting moment. Shortly after the banana was thrown, Bale scored Spurs' first goal in the 37th minute. Two short minutes later, Aaron Lennon made it 2 ...
For my American friends and family. Today is more than just a football match. From the Guardian Tottenham Hotspur tug at Arsenal in latest twist in North London rivalry Eighteen years have passed since Tottenham Hotspur finished above Arsenal in the Premier League but recent events suggest a shift in fortunes Gareth Bale's contribution on the pitch and André Villas-Boas's off it has underpinned Tottenham Hotspur's claim to become North London's dominant force. Not since Britpop swaggered and staggered across the country, high on its own importance and plenty else, have Tottenham Hotspur fans been able to brag about finishing above Arsenal in the league. That was in 1995: the year of Braveheart and Barings. Nearly a generation ago. At the time Gareth Bale was a five-year-old schoolboy. Times have changed in other ways. Spurs' original Welsh left-wing wonder, Cliff Jones, one of the stars of the 1961 Double-winning side, recalls that before his first North London derby his manager, Bill Nicholson, told him ...
4 - Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott have both scored four times in the North London derby in the Premier League. Duel.
Anything you can do, I can do better. That's the message Luis Suarez sent out to man of the moment Gareth Bale after he made it 21 for the season in his side's demoliton of a hapless Wigan. Becoming only the third Liverpool player to reach the milestone in a single Premier League season, the comparisons to another legendary Reds striker are hard to ignore. Robbie Fowler was renowned on Merseyside for his ruthlessness in front of goal, and scored more than 20 Premier League goals in two different seasons at Anfield. Suarez has struggled in the past to convert chances at key times, but this campaign he certainly has found his shooting boots, and leads the line in a style reminiscent of Fowler in his prime. Before the January arrivals of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho much of the creative and goalscoring burden weighed heavily on the striker's shoulders. However Sturridge has netted some vital strikes since his arrival from Chelsea, and in Coutinho, Suarez has a player that produces the sort of passe ...
Spurs 21/10 for derby goal glut - Live on Skysports 1: Sunday 16.00: are 13/10 (bet365) to beat in what should be a high-scoring Premier League derby. A last-gasp Gareth Bale blockbuster propelled Tottenham into third place on Monday night as they edged out West Ham 3-2 and that result means Andre Villas-Boas’ troops have come in to 8/15 with bet365 to secure a top four finish. Those odds will certainly shorten further if Spurs can pick up another three points on Sunday because they come up against North London rivals Arsenal, who currently lie four points behind their neighbours in fifth. Defeat for the Gunners would be a real setback in their bid to qualify for next season’s Champions League and given the form of the hosts, it could be a long afternoon for Arsene Wenger’s men, who are Stan James’ 11/5 outsiders ahead of the crucial showdown. Inspired by Bale, Tottenham have lost just once in 15 matches across all competitions, so they look too big at 13/10 via bet365 to tighten their grip on a t ...
Gunners looking to restore pride vs Spurs Arsenal’s damaging Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in February was the bookend of a terrible week for the Gunners. And things do not get easier for Arsene Wenger’s wounded men this weekend, when they make the short trip across North London to face their most detested rivals, Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs are the ascendant London club at the moment, having leapfrogged Chelsea into third-place on the Premier League log, four points ahead of the fifth-placed Gunners. Andre Villas-Boas is proving his mettle at the lane, helped by the stunning form of his Welsh talisman, Gareth Bale. Bale is the form player in the English top flight, and Arsenal’s rickety defence will have to be at the peak of their powers to stop him in his tracks. But Wenger insists that he and Arsenal are not especially worried about Bale ahead of the derby, and that it would be foolish to concentrate on one Spurs player only during the game. "Bale is not the subjec ...
Stuart McCall, whose Scotland side face Wales in next month's World Cup qualifier at Hampden, has described Gareth Bale as the most influential player in the Premier League. The forward was the star man as Wales secured a controversial 2-1 victory over the Scots in Cardiff in October. Scotland assistant coach McCall said: "Luis Suarez is sensational and Robin Van Persie is having a great season as well, but, for impact on a game and match winning goals, it is certainly Gareth Bale at this moment in time. He's terrific."
Letter to Daniel Levy from Spurs Supporter and Season Ticket Holder, if you want Spurs to go forward and consistently challenge in the Premier League and make Champions League which I am sure you do, you need to rewrite Gareth Bale's contract and keep him at this club. We have seen so many good teams about to develop only to see them broken up all for the sake of money. If you pay every penny of what he is worth, you will not only see players wanting to come here because we are competing at the highest level, but you will ensure longevity of the success that Spurs deserve and all supporters wish to see. We are only 2-4 players short of becoming a very good team that could compete on a regular basis each season, so please Mr Chairman make that happen and give him a new contract right now because we don't want to see him go and lose another opportunity of going forward especially as we will have a new stadium soon with extra revenue coming in from all areas.
West Ham 2-3 Tottenham Short Review: - Bale gave Tottenham the lead with a beutiful low strike. - End to end and finally 12 mins later the next goal came. Andy Carroll was fouled and he stepped up and converted confidently. - Nolan went off with a knock. - Joe Cole took down a diagonal high cross with an exquisite touch and a delightful finish into the far corner beyond Lloris' reach. - Bale looked a threat all night shooting from all angles but Jaaskelainen the West Ham keeper was equal to Bale's strikes and Caulker's headers who were both close to scoring. - Taylor was denied by a great save from Lloris on 74th min. - Sigurdsson got a lucky bounce in a goal line scramble and he turned it in for his 1st Premier League goal of the season. - Out of nothing Gareth Bale hit a strike from way out and it whistled into the top corner. - Spurs deserve the win as they were the better team and this win catapults them into 3rd position and ahead of their rivals Arsenal ahead of their game on Sunday. GREAT GAME. Wes ...
GOAL - West Ham 2-2 Tottenham - Gylfi Sigurdsson (76 mins) Gylfi Sigurdsson made his name at Reading, and then Swansea, scoring beautiful, fabulous long-range strikes which showed off his superb technique. This is nothing like that. He finally opens his Premier League account for Tottenham with a horrible, scrappy goal but he will not care at all. Gareth Bale's free-kick from the right is headed down by Joey O'Brien, it hits Steven Caulker on the back and bobbles into the path of Sigurdsson, who scrambles the ball in off the post from two yards out. Game on!
West Ham v Tottenham Football - England - Premier League | Monday, 25 February 2013 22:00 West Ham United and Tottenham meet in the final match of the 27th round of the Premier League. Owner occupies 13th place with 30 points, with an advance of 6 points from first demoted, allowing them to play more relaxed in this match. West Ham move in a weaker form, with three defeats in the last four stages, while Tottenham is in good shape, being unbeaten in their last 10 games. Tottenham targeting a Champions League place and can take advantage of Chelsea's defeat at Manchester City, climbing for the first time this season in 3rd place in case of victory. Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon, Adebayor, Holtby, Parker and Dembele are in great shape, so can not miss Tottenham victory in this match. Tottenham won in 3 of the last 4 games against the soil of West Ham, starting with an advantage from this point of view. Guests have left Europa League this week and will now focus only on national championship Prediction TRY TIPS : ...
Turkish side Galatasaray are ready to offer striker Darren Bent an escape from his Aston Villa nightmare. Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he wants to stay at the club for the rest of his career. Robin Van Persie has given Manchester United an injury scare - after falling down a hole during Saturday's win at QPR. Gareth Bale insists Spurs are now North London's top dogs. West Ham will offer manager Sam Allardyce a new deal this summer - if he keeps them in the Premier League. Liverpool are in talks to sign Mexican keeper Guillermo Ochoa, 27, from French side Ajaccio. Neymar to sign for before 1st September 2013 - Sign For Before 1st September: Manchester City 10/1 Chelsea are planning a £15million swoop for Everton defender Leighton Baines. Manchester City are ready to offer Yaya Toure a five-year deal worth £55million. Roberto Mancini says Manchester United have been "really lucky" in the title race. Everton want Manchester City misfit Scott Sinclair. Edinson Cavani is top of Manchester City' ...
Bale: Ronaldo Better Than Messi Full. The debate questioning Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, again buzzed again. This time, opinions come from the realm of Premier League which was blasted from Gareth Bale – who may still have to do with milestone goals Messi who graced a 301 a number of European, weekend headline yesterday. Yes, El Messiah back into the spotlight, when the two main golnya to Granada on Sunday early morning, not only full of meaning for Barcelona, but also himself. In Total, 301 goals already offered Real Madrid to Barcelona throughout his career. Even so, Bale had extended its own Ronaldo rate, i.e. more than a full Roster. Bale saw Ronaldo had not only speed, but also several other attributes that do not belong to Messi. "For me personally, I would choose Ronaldo. He's got all the qualities that are needed. He's wiry, capable of heading the ball, shoot with the power immeasurably, "Bale, as reported by sanjung BleacherReport Monday (18/2/2013). "Indeed, you cannot say anything abo ...
man teams: Gareth Bale's two goals for Spurs on Thursday night mean that the Welshman has now scored Tottenham's last six goals in all competitions - no other Spurs player has scored in 392 minutes of action. Manchester United star Robin Van Persie has often been called "the difference" in the Premier League title race this season, and he leads the league with 19 goals. But Manchester United are also the Premier League's highest scorers with 62 - which means Van Persie contributes just 31%. 1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Paris St-Germain | 21 goals from 45 | 47% of PSG's goals 2. Lionel Messi - Barcelona | 35 goals from 78 | 45% of Barca's goals 3. Christian Benteke - Aston Villa | 11 goals from 25 | 44% 4. Radamel Falcao - Atletico Madrid | 19 goals from 44 | 43% 5. Adam Szalai - FSV Mainz | 12 goals from 28 | 43% 6. Vedad Ibisevic - Stuttgart | 10 goals from 23 | 43% 7. Antonio di Natale - Udinese | 14 goals from 35 | 40% 8. Luis Suarez - Liverpool | 17 goals from 44 | 39% 9. Michu - Swansea | 15 goals from 38 ...
"Arsene Wenger insists Gareth Bale is no Lionel Messi - yet
Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale has been warned against a move away from the Premier League by Wales legend Ian Rush.
9 - Gareth Bale has scored nine goals in his last 12 Premier League appearances for Tottenham Hotspur. Whizz.
ADEBAYOR'S QUICK RETURN TO LIFT SPURS Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor is racing to get back in time from the African Nations Cup with fellow forward Jermain Defoe ruled out for as long as three weeks for the striker-light club. Fourth-placed Spurs host improving Newcastle United in Saturday’s early Premier League kickoff with Adebayor set to be thrown straight into the team even though he has still not left Africa after Togo were knocked out on Sunday. “We are trying to establish the best flight connections for him,” coach Andre Villas-Boas told reporters on Thursday. “He will be selected for sure.” Spurs fans were shocked the club failed to bring in another forward in the January transfer window after a raft of activity on deadline day in previous years. A move for Brazil’s Internacional forward Leandro Damaio hit the buffers to leave them with two recognised strikers and attacking midfielder Clint Dempsey, who managed 17 league goals for Fulham last term. Dempsey could well be je ...
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United (Saturday 13:45) The biggest attraction of Saturday's Premier League program will undoubtedly audition between Tottenham and Newcastle. While the Spurs continue to reflect the attacks in fourth overall, and even more still attacking the third Chelsea French water resurrected Magpies have ambitions to climb the table, at €least in the top ten. Tottenham is the home ground is rather efficient, in addition, will now have to do without a court scorer Jermaine Defoe .. Thus - given the four-wheel *** inability to score with rivals so-called "over", in other words (in this case) put in one match more than one goal. No goalscoring feast I personally do not expect. And despite the fact that at least Magpies, energized triumphs over Aston Villa and Chelsea in recent weeks ahead operates more dangerous than ever this year. Three times, moreover, asserted itself against ManUtd, Arsenal also mentioned Blues - or equal to half the elite six. With Everton and ManCity it's not so . ...
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Lewis Holtby: "I have been living my dream for the past few days. I am playing at an absolute top club in the Premier League. The day the transfer went through, I left for London with just a small suitcase and a few hours later, I was already on the Tottenham training ground, getting the traditional kick up the backside from my new team mates by means of welcoming me. That's the way things are here in London - hard but hearty. I realised immediately that the speed and the toughness really is different here to the Bundesliga. It's no place for the faint-hearted and the referees don't blow the whistle as often. The game is brutally hard, but that suits me and I really love it. I also loved my second game for Spurs, in which a dream goal from Gareth Bale meant I could celebrate my first win. I will never forget this game against West Brom. The fans sang a song for me for almost all of the second half. It was incredible and I really had goosebumps. I had never expected such support so soon. I've just been in ...
Gareth Bale's 11th Premier League goal of the season was enough to give us all three points against the 10 men of West Bromwich Albion in a competitive game at The Hawthorns on Sunday. The Welsh flyer produced another stunning goal with his trusted left-foot to settle the outcome of the match and keep us in fourth place, closing the gap to just one point from Chelsea in third. Bale struck in the 67th minute, receiving Lewis Holtby’s pass before skipping past James Morrison and rifling a 20-yard drive beyond Ben Foster to the sheer delight of the Spurs contingent right behind the flight of the Welshman’s shot. Andre kept faith with the starting XI that drew 1-1 at Norwich City in midweek, with only one change being made to the matchday squad – Tom Huddlestone replacing Steven Caulker among the substitutes, new signing Holtby once again starting on the bench. Aaron Lennon’s inclusion marked his 300th appearance in our colours in all competitions. It was the home side who started the brightest and tw ...
Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey has defended his challenge on Tottenham winger Gareth Bale during Wednesday's Premier League draw at Carrow Road.
FootballRSS Villas-Boas: Bale deserves more protection - Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas believes Gareth Bale deserves more protection from Premier League referees after narrowly avoiding a dangerous challenge in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Norwich at Carrow Road.
If these fastest players in the Premier League had a 100m sprint which ones do you think would get the bronze, silver and gold medals out of these 8 I picked: Gareth Bale, Kyle Walker, Chicharito, Theo Walcott, Loic Remy, Aaron Lennon, Raheem Sterling or Antonio Valencia. -PB
Who do you guys think the most underrated player and the most overrated player in the Premier League is? I personally think that Adam Le Fondre is very underrated whilst Gareth Bale takes the crown for being the most overrated. - Ingo
Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon are probably my favorite Premier League wingers.
Clint Dempsey said the over-riding feeling was one of relief after grabbing a late equaliser against United on Sunday. The USA striker finally broke United's resistance in the third and final minute of injury time to secure a well-deserved point in the snow at the Lane. Clint had already been denied at point-blank range earlier in the second half by David De Gea in the United goal. The Spanish goalkeeper also kept out Jermain Defoe, Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale as we pinned the visitors back in search of an equaliser to Robin Van Persie's header in the first half. Only seconds remained when the outstanding Aaron Lennon squared for Clint to send the Lane crowd into raptures. Asked how he felt at that point, Clint said: "It was relief. Anytime you can get a point when you are looking at defeat, it almost feels like a win. It was great." The draw extended our current run to one defeat in 11 in the Premier League and means we've taken four points from the league leaders - United have won 18 of their 23 matche ...
MAN U DRAWS AGAINST TOTENHAM Clint Dempsey snatched a late equaliser in the snow to earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw against Manchester United. Robin Van Persie had looked to have claimed all three points with his first-half header at White Hart Lane on Sunday but Dempsey swept the ball home in stoppage time to salvage a point. The adverse weather conditions had threatened to see the Premier League clash at White Hart Lane called off - and Spurs fans were soon left wishing it had. After a cautious start in which Aaron Lennon forced a save from David De Gea, it was ex-Arsenal man Van Persie who opened the scoring by heading home Tom Cleverley's right-wing cross. It was the culmination of a flowing move from the Red Devils after good work from Michael Carrick, Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck, who was selected ahead of Wayne Rooney in attack. The home side struggled to create outright chances until De Gea produced a superb reaction stop with his legs to deny Gareth Bale's deflected effort from the edge of the box j ...
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Ever since FIFA announced a World XI compiled solely from La Liga, the English game has been full of self-doubt about standards. There were five Barcelona players, five from Real Madrid and one from Atletico Madrid selected: proof that the Premier League and its clubs are on the wane. So no doubt you will be putting the house on Real Madrid when they play Manchester United next month? Thought not. Indeed, for all this supposed dominance, England and Italy can vouch for the same number of Champions League wins as Spain in the last 10 seasons: three each. Indeed, some might say Spain’s is the lesser achievement. For while England have produced three individual winners (Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea) and Italy two (AC Milan and Inter Milan), all of Spain’s success belongs to Barcelona. One has to go back to 2002 to find Real Madrid’s last final appearance and while England have produced an additional five runners-up, Italy three and Germany two, Barcelona’s hat-trick of victories are Spain ...
Damien Comolli believes Liverpool striker Luis Suarez could leav the Premier League if he continues to be the subject of "victimisation"
PremierLeague Match Predictions snd analyses based on recent performances: Merse says there's no way Man City will beat Arsenal as he previews the weekend's Premier League games QPR v Tottenham: 12pm, Sat, Sky Sports 2 HD QPR had a great result at Chelsea and as it's much easier to win games when you're not expecting anything they'll half-fancy themselves to get something at home to Tottenham. People might say they need to win games in their situation, but if they nick points here and there they will mount up over the season and they have given themselves a chance of staying up after beating Chelsea. Tottenham have been playing well, but Loftus Road is a tight pitch and I can't see Gareth Bale getting loads of room to run at players with pace - and that will help QPR. Plus there's no Emmanuel Adebayor, so Spurs can't get balls in the box to him from all angles. You'd still make Tottenham favourites, but you never know with QPR. They can't be dominated for the first 30 minutes of the match, as they were ag ...
After learning that the best eleven of 2012 is composed of La Liga players and that there have been calls in England for a game to be held between the best players in Spain and the best of the Premier League, the fans have had their say on what the outcome of this hypothetical match would be. A group of journalists from the United Kingdom picked the best Premier League eleven, which would feature Joe Hart, Zabaleta, Vertonghen, Kompany, Baines, Fellaini, Silva, Yayá Touré, Gareth Bale, Agüero and Van Persie. In the event that this Premier League side faced the best eleven announced by FIFA on Monday in Zurich, MARCA readers believe that La Liga's finest would thrash English football's elite. When asked, "Who would win a match between the stars of La Liga and the Premiership?", MARCA.com readers said that the Spanish league players would come away with a resounding victory. More than 91% of votes went to the ideal eleven picked by FIFA, whilst less than 9% backed a victory for the Premier League side. O ...
Real Madrid Transfer News According to a rumor from UK publication The Mirror, Falcao is already set to play for Real Madrid in a pre-determined deal. The rumor cropped up when Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo stated on Spanish television that "Falcao has had something signed with Real Madrid for some time." Luka Modric could be ready for a switch back to the Premier League, with Manchester City, United and Chelsea interested, the Daily Mail reports. Gareth Bale looks set to follow Luka Modric's path and swap Tottenham's white for Real Madrid's. The 24-year-old Portuguese Fabio Coentrao international would likely prefer a move to Stamford Bridge though, especially with Ashley Cole's rumored exit.
Full match report: Clint Dempsey led the way with two goals as we comfortably overcame Coventry City 3-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday. The USA striker hit the all-important opener in the 12th minute as we got the job done in the first half at the Lane. Dempsey finished from close range to settle the team down and a quickfire double from Gareth Bale and Dempsey's second sealed it at 3-0 by half-time. Andre Villas-Boas made seven changes to the team that started against Reading on New Year's Day. Most notably, Scott Parker made his first start of the season and Benoit Assou-Ekotto was back for his first action since September. Brad Friedel was back in goal, Bale back from suspension and Steven Caulker, Tom Huddlestone and Dempsey were all back in the line-up. On top from the off, Parker and Huddlestone had early sighters before the key early goal every Premier League side craves in these cup ties. Gylfi Sigurdsson was dragged down on the right, picked himself up and curled in a free-kick tha ...
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