England canter to victory, Group E too easy?

England were comfortable victors last night as they saw off part-timers San Marino 5-0 at Wembley. Phil Jagielka, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Andros Townsend all found the net for the Three Lions with and own goal making it 5. This now means England have 6 points from 6 in their Euro 2016 qualifiers so far and are marching on …

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Gareth ThomasEngland canter to victory, Group E too easy?

Wales prepare for key qualifier despite injuries

Chris Coleman’s Wales side will head out against Bosnia and Herzegovina tonight in one of the most anticipated games in the countries recent history. Over 31,000 fans are expected at Cardiff City Stadium but the national team have been dealt a number of injury blows before the tie. The lack of Arsenal’s impressive midfielder Aaron Ramsey is no doubt the …

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Gareth ThomasWales prepare for key qualifier despite injuries

Liverpool update – Mario Balotelli must work harder

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has had a tough start to life back in the England, only scoring once in 8 appearances for the Reds, none of those goals coming in the Premier League. He was even dropped from the starting line up for Liverpool’s tie with West Brom following a lack of effort in previous performances. Balotelli’s poor start to …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool update – Mario Balotelli must work harder

Tottenham update – Roberto Soldado off to Italy?

Tottenham Hotspur could be set to offload their Spanish forward Roberto Soldado to Italy in January. The Daily Express understand that Inter Milan are set to bid for the striker but the fee and wages could be an issue for the Nerazzurri. Roberto Soldado joined Spurs from Valencia on 1 August 2013 for £26m and his transfer was full of excitement. …

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Gareth ThomasTottenham update – Roberto Soldado off to Italy?

West Brom target Porto’s Rolando

West Brom have been given the green-light to go ahead with their enquiry for the Portuguese defender. The Porto centre-back is surplus to requirements in his home country and West Brom are set to come in for the defender when the January transfer window opens. According to the Mirror, the Baggies, Galatasaray and Inter Milan are said to all be chasing …

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Oliver BainesWest Brom target Porto’s Rolando

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry to leave USA for pastures new

Is Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry set to depart New York Red Bulls and find pastures new in Europe? It is reported that the Frenchman is considering his next career move as he says he is not ready to retire just yet. Currently on the books at New York Red Bulls, the former Arsenal striker has bagged 50 goals in over …

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Oliver BainesArsenal legend, Thierry Henry to leave USA for pastures new

Manchester United Update – United still on the hunt for Vidal

Manchester United are retaining hope that they can yet lure long-term target Arturo Vidal away from Juventus and to Old Trafford. According to reports from the Daily Star, Vidal was caught clubbing in the early hours of the morning, just hours before Juventus’ crunch tie with Roma in Serie A. Suggestion is that Vidal is still trying to twist Juventus’ arm …

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Oliver BainesManchester United Update – United still on the hunt for Vidal

Chelsea Update – Blues want Liverpool starlet

This morning, the Express have reported that Chelsea are lining up a monumental bid to sign Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling. Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Sterling is due to sign a new contract with the club, but the England attacker is yet to put pen to paper. A player who has wowed the crowds since stamping his mark on the …

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Oliver BainesChelsea Update – Blues want Liverpool starlet

Arsenal Update – Koscielny injured with France

Arsenal’s injuries woes continue as yesterday, key centre back Laurent Koscielny picked up an Achilles injury whilst on international duty with France, according to BBC Sport. However, phsyios have reassured Wenger and Koscielny that the 29-year-old will be fit in time to face Hull City after the international break. Arsenal’s injury list is mounting with the likes of: Debuchy, Giroud, Arteta, …

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Oliver BainesArsenal Update – Koscielny injured with France

Liverpool update – Injured Lovren leaves Croatia

Liverpool fans will be worrying this afternoon after it was confirmed that their defender Dejan Lovren has left the Croatia international squad due to injury. BBC Sport report that Lovren will return to Anfield to have his abdominal problem assessed by the Liverpool club doctors. Dejan Lovren, 25-years-old, joined Liverpool this summer from Premier League side Southampton for £20m. He had …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool update – Injured Lovren leaves Croatia

Tottenham update – Suarez nearly signed? Plus Kaboul dismisses rumours

Mauricio Pochettinho’s Tottenham Hotspur sit in 6th place in the Premier League as we head into the international break. They are above both Arsenal and Liverpool with 11 points from 7 games but imagine how good their side could’ve been if Harry Redknapp had signed them Luis Suarez and Patrick Vieira. In his new book, ‘A Man Walks On To …

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Gareth ThomasTottenham update – Suarez nearly signed? Plus Kaboul dismisses rumours

Liverpool & Spurs update – Bony going where?

Both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur were in the hunt for Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony this summer but the Daily Star report he is enjoying life in South Wales. The Ivory Coast international was persistently moved with a link to either Anfield or White Hart Lane but is now quoted as saying “If I wanted to go, I would have done” …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool & Spurs update – Bony going where?

Cristiano Ronaldo will NOT join Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has been plagued with questions over the past few weeks as speculation grows that he may return to Manchester United. His phenomenally rich and successful agent, Jorge Mendes, told Spanish TV show Elpartidodelas12 that his career would end at Real Madrid. Jorge Mendes is not usually found taking part in media interviews but he broke the sensational news …

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Gareth ThomasCristiano Ronaldo will NOT join Manchester United

Former Newcastle man Cabaye missing England?

Former Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has admitted that he does miss life in England. The London Evening Standard report that the 28-year-old is unhappy with not being a first-team regular in France with PSG. Yohan Cabaye joined Newcastle United in June 2011 from French Ligue 1 club Lille. He would play 79 times in the Premier League for the Magpies, …

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Gareth ThomasFormer Newcastle man Cabaye missing England?

Everton’s John Stones out for rest of 2014?

20-year-old Everton defender John Stones has been ruled out for a number of months, believed to be until 2015. BBC Sport confirm that the ankle injury he suffered in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United will need surgery and this is a blow to the Toffees. John Stones was carried off during injury time at Old Trafford meaning the youngster has …

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Gareth ThomasEverton’s John Stones out for rest of 2014?

WATCH – Who knew Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson had this in his locker?

Well,,who knew that England and Liverpool midfielder, Jordan Henderson had this in his locker? Watch Henderson’s stunning striker HERE The midfielder fired this unstoppable shot past Joe Hart in England’s training session ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier with San Marino. If you listen carefully, you can hear the astonishment in Joe Hart’s voice as the ball flies past him. …

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Oliver BainesWATCH – Who knew Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson had this in his locker?

Chelsea Update – David Luiz rejected Chelsea contract

Former Chelsea defender, David Luiz has revealed that he rejected an offer to stay on at Chelsea and instead opted to move to PSG. Speaking to Sky Sports, David Luiz said, “Chelsea offered me a new contract to stay but it was my choice to come here.” “I was happy with the plan PSG offered to me and I think it …

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Oliver BainesChelsea Update – David Luiz rejected Chelsea contract

Manchester United Update – Rooney looking at goal-tally

Manchester United and England striker, Wayne Rooney says that he is looking to overtake England hero Jimmy Greaves in the England all-time goalscoring charts. Rooney has bagged 41 goals for England in 97 appearances, three behind Greaves and just eight behind leading scorer Sir Bobby Charlton. Speaking to Sky Sports News, Rooney said, “It’s there. There’s no denying it,” he said. …

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Oliver BainesManchester United Update – Rooney looking at goal-tally

Arsenal Update – Bilbao defender set to arrive in January?

Arsenal are reportedly set to sign Athletic Bilbao defender, Aymeric Laporte in January according to the Metro, with the fee said to be around £34m. Laporte is a highly rated French defender. At just 20 years of age, Laporte has shown real quality and potential in his game and has impressed the Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger. Wenger is said to be ready to …

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Oliver BainesArsenal Update – Bilbao defender set to arrive in January?

Arsenal Update – Cavani deal still on the cards

Arsenal’s injuries woes have once again been brought to the fore and rumours are suggesting that Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is preparing an audacious January bid for PSG striker, Edinson Cavani. The Gunners have once again been hit by a number of key injuries in attacking positions, Olivier Giroud, Yaya Sanogo and Theo Walcott are all sidelined; leaving Danny Welbeck …

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Oliver BainesArsenal Update – Cavani deal still on the cards