The winger/striker has found a new lease of life since leaving the champions, finding the form that inspired Chelsea to sign him aged just 15 in 2005. He has started his Swansea career with a bang scoring 12 goals in 15 games, helping to propel the Welsh club to third in the table and mount a promotion challenge this season.
Included in this squad were seven players who are currently available for selection by Championship sides, either as part of their permanent squad or on loan deals from Premier League sides.
This is a great opportunity for each of these players and shows that despite the dominance of the Premier League in high level youth development, there is still a role to be played by the Championship in this area.
They have one of the best managers in the league. They’ve been spectacular during pre-season after defeating Inter Milan, Celta Vigo, Bordeaux and Nice. And on paper, they have a remarkable team — one that reminds me of the skilful side they had in the early 1980s starring Argentines Osvaldo […]
A photograph has leaked of the new Manchester City home shirt for the 2008/2009 season. Manufactured by Le Coq Sportif, their current kit designer, the new home jersey looks very similar to the the current City shirt. The new shirt design does feature a white diagonal line from the neckline […]
Serie A Talk readers have probably noticed the headline change but I’ve changed more than that. After some deliberation I trashed the first post on ‘Shevchenko’s Triumphant Return’ as Andriy hasn’t been triumphant since leaving Milan and it looked likely he wasn’t going to find an opening to return or showed […]
Under-fire head coach Gus Poyet took full responsibility after Sunderland were trounced 4-0 at home by fellow Barclays Premier League strugglers Aston Villa. The Uruguayan was swiftly installed as a 1/4 favorite to be the next top-flight manager to lose his job with bookmaker William Hill after a humiliating afternoon […]
Lets face it, the decline of Italian football has been imminent, and it’s just starting to materialize itself in ways like Germany catching up to Italy in the UEFA co-efficient, and Portugal overtaking Italy’s fourth spot in the FIFA ranking. And while some might be crying about this, I see […]
Feeling over-Klopped yet? Allow Isaac to help. In an opportunity arranged by LFCTV, young Isaac was given an exclusive at Melwood with the new Liverpool boss, resulting in this adorable six-minute interview. From enticing Klopp into a Gene Simmons impression to the challenge of trying to expand his Scouse, Isaac […]
A first-half strike from Mario Mandzukic saw last season’s beaten finalists Juventus into the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over injury-hit Manchester City. City, already qualified following their 3-1 win at Sevilla last time out, traveled to Turin looking to secure top spot […]
Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United squandered an opportunity to reach the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to PSV Eindhoven. On a night when Old Trafford marked 10 years since the death of United legend George Best, the hosts saw plenty […]
Manchester United’s supporters paid tribute to late club great George Best as their team played PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday, 10 years to the day since he died aged 59. Fans illuminated the screens on their smartphones and held them aloft during the seventh minute of the Champions League game, in […]
Real Madrid midfielder Isco was handed a two-game suspension on Wednesday for his wild kick on Barcelona’s Neymar that saw him sent-off in Madrid’s miserable 4-0 defeat at the weekend. The Spanish international was on the field for less than 30 minutes having come on as a second-half substitute before […]