Spurs Confident of Catching Leicester after Thrashing Stoke 0-4 - But Aren’t Without a Fight on Their Hands
With just four in-season games left to play this year, Tottenham Hotspur have issued a stern warning to current Premier League leaders Leicester City. That warning? ‘We’re taking the Premier League title.’
The football fighting talk came after Spurs impressive 0-4 battering of ninth-place Stoke City on April 18th. Rolling up to the Britannia Stadium on a chilly April evening, the visitors dominated the hosts throughout the 90 minutes, with two goals apiece from Dele Alli and Harry Kane cementing Spurs ' position as second in the table.
Those Liverpool “Fans” that are decrying a top name signing really need to calm down. This is not a Liverpool team that is challenging for the title, never mind the top four places. This is an “outfit” that is shorn of all it's best players and struggling to stay in all competitions. Which it has done so far. Spunking 20 million on a defender that may or may not make the grade is thankfully a thing of the past. We don't have to listen to all the fans who are saying Caulker isn't good enough. He's a squad player who is going to fulfil a role at Anfield – being part of the squad. If that means he starts against the Gunners then that's it. I can't believe the amount of abuse he is getting from so...
If Klopp Can't Mend Liverpool They Will Be Eternally Broken
The title chasing team that came so, so close to landing the first Premiership trophy in 2013/14 reignited the passion for football that had lain dormant in Liverpool supporters for what seemed an eternity.
Meeting the team bus, the throngs of people in the street pre match, the flags.
And then suddenly the dreams were over so cruelly. Snatched away by an uncaring Muse who inflicted misery on the captain of the side at the same time that she ripped the soul out of the Liverpool support.
Fans have not recovered from missing out on the title in such horrible circumstances and with Suarez and Sterling moving on, the mood in the stadium this season has been one of muted antipathy.
Those Liverpool fans getting themselves all bitter and twisted over the Raheem Sterling transfer need to take a deep breath.
Sterling has been proved right after all. He and his agent were positive that Liverpool's contract offer was way under the market value and sought to seek the market price.
The fact that the market price – an eye watering £49 million plus add ons and bonuses is so high is where the problem lies. Not that a player hasn't remained “loyal” to the club who have nurtured him for the past five years or so.
Liverpool Can't Afford To Carry This Passenger
I can already hear a chorus of “give him time” from the last remaining Reds fans who are desperate for Balotelli to come good (after all what are the alternatives) but the writing is on the wall – this is a failed experiment and Balotelli simply doesn’t have the work ethic or more for that matter the team ethic to play for Liverpool.
To sit all day expecting to watch both sides play themselves to a draw - only for Michael Clarke to make the courageous decision to declare and then see the subsequent thrilling run chase curtailed becuase of "bad light" when the floodlights were beaming into the early evening sky was just ridiculous.
No wonder Americans think cricket is such a daft game. When that can happen - it is.
Like many thousands of Liverpool supporters I’m incensed by Suarez and his constant whinging. He’s like a bad itch that just won’t go away. No matter how hard you scratch, it hangs around and even starts to bleed the more you try and get rid of it. I am no fan of Suarez and I want him gone, but the Liverpool owner John Henry speaks complete sense when he says it is “unthinkable” to sell the player to Arsenal. It is quite conceivable that this season Liverpool and Arsenal will be duking it out for fourth spot and the ten to fifteen goal swing that Suarez would give to Arsenal would be the decisive factor in deciding who takes the bogey fifth place and Europa cup Thursday night / Sunday afternoon...
England scraped a barely deserved draw against Brazil and if it wasn't for the heroics of Joe hart they could easily have been two or three down by half time.
Watching England is just like being in your own never ending nightmare. You have hope that they will put in a great performance but by the end you are left shaking your head at the inadequacy of it all and wondering how this is ever going to be put right.
The inability to keep the ball is a theme that has run through the England team for years, if not decades now and giving the ball away cheaply is shown up as a chronic lack of basic footballing skill when you play opposition who are so good at keeping the ball.
Under FIFA rules Suarez will have to serve out his ban in any country he decides to move to. Accept the ban and move on with life.
Life isn’t fair.
Most people complain that “life isn’t fair” but living by that doctrine leaves you open to the worst that life can throw at you. By taking preventative measures you can shelter yourself from much of life’s “unfairness”.
Those that are claiming the ten game ban for biting is “excessive” and cite the yellow card that Jermain Defoe received for a similar biting offence back in 2006 as proof are missing the point – the FA have belatedly moved with the times.