Liverpool are again without striker Daniel Sturridge and are unsure when he will be fit to return. Sturridge, who has had an injury-hit ...
Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Dunn has revealed he will be leaving the club at the end of the season. Dunn, who made 377 appearances for Rovers and ...
Stones has a 'huge future'
John Stones will go on to become a star for club and country, according to Everton team-mate Leighton Baines. Stones scored his first goal in an Everton shirt in Sunday's impressive 3-0 win over Manchester United at Goodison Park. The 20-year-old, who is set to feature for England at this summer's European Under-21 Championship, has already made two senior international appearances under Roy Hodgson. Baines ...Read more
Memphis Depay 'very talented', admits Liverpool boss Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has refused to deny his club are attempting to sign the PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay and described him as a ‘very talented’ player. The Reds are understood to be competing with Manchester United and several other top clubs in Europe for the Netherlands international’s signature this summer. Rodgers has confirmed that attacking players are ...Read more
Ardley wants promotion push
AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has vowed to build a squad to challenge for promotion next season. The Dons' campaign has tailed off in recent weeks with Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Bury making it seven games without a victory. They lie in 15th place with one game left, at home to relegated Cheltenham, but Ardley is already planning for next term. "I want to send the fans home happy, even if that's ...Read more
Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0
Chelsea have taken another step towards the Premier League title after playing out a goalless draw againstArsenal at the Emirates. The first effort of the game fell to the hosts, as a Santi Cazorla free kick four minutes in flew kindly into the arms of Thibaut Courtois. Chelsea appealed for a penalty in the seventh minute when Oscar went down in the box under a ...Read more
Everton 3 Man Utd 0
Everton have moved into the top half of the Premier League table for the first time in four months after thrashing Manchester United 3-0 in their clash at Goodison Park. The visitors were quickest out of the starting blocks as former Toffee Marouane Fellaini had a long-range effort blocked in the first few minutes, while Luke Shaw saw plenty of the ball down the ...Read more
Allardyce: Adrian one of the best
Sam Allardyce singled out goalkeeper Adrian for praise after West Ham held on to secure a 0-0 draw against relegation-battling QPR. West Ham extended a poor run of form that has seen them win only twice in the league in 2015 but it could have been worse for Allardyce's side had Adrian not saved Charlie Austin's first-half penalty. Adrian has now saved his last three consecutive spot-kicks and Allardyce ...Read more
Saunders let to pick up pieces
A disbelieving Dean Saunders will look to rally Crawley for some final-day heroics after a dramatic 4-3 defeat at Peterborough. Conor Washington and Michael Bostwick scored in the last three minutes to condemn Crawley to a defeat that leaves them stuck in the relegation zone going into the final week of the season. Saunders' side had twice hit the front at the ABAX Stadium before being undone in ...Read more
Ben Watson delighted to return to Premier League with promoted Watford
Watford midfielder Ben Watson was a proud man after his side clinched promotion to the Premier League. Victory at Brighton, 2-0 with goals from captain Troy Deeney and substitute Matej Vydra, saw the Hornets keep up their end of the bargain in Saturday's early kick-off. And Middlesbrough's dramatic defeat to Fulham and Norwich's draw at Rotherham meant the celebrations could begin in earnest - meaning ...Read more
Cotterill pleased with champs
Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill saluted the attitude of his championship-winning team after a 2-0 victory at Chesterfield. Rochdale's loss to MK Dons confirmed Chesterfield 's top-six finish, even though their seven-game unbeaten run was ended by another impressive display from Cotterill's side. There was little between the teams until Chesterfield lost the ball outside the penalty area in ...Read more
Ronnie Moore basked in Hartlepool's 'astounding' Great Escape
Ronnie Moore basked in Hartlepool's 'astounding' Great Escape after a 2-1 win over Exeter secured their League Two safety. First-half goals from Scott Fenwick and Jordan Hugill secured the decisive three points as Pools, who were 10 points adrift at the foot of the table in January, secured their Football League status. The result consigned Tranmere to a second successive relegation, with Cheltenham ...Read more
The clue is in the name of the award? "Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award" its chosen by all the professional footballers in the premier league
Who picked the team of the year? if its down to one person, then I would have said its a fix but if it was a poll or selection committee then you cant argue with it.
Silva instead of Coutinho Fonte instead of Cahill And im a Chelsea fan. I can accept Cahill's inclusion more than i can accept Coutinho's though. That is was team of the year, not the best player for two weeks a year
Coutinho essentially hit a massive peak around the time the voting ballots went out, hence his inclusion. A shame that Aguero has been injured on so many occaisions, as it would have been tight between him and Hazard. An interesting point that Hazard won with 13 goals and 8 assists. Mata didn't even make the top 3 in 12/13 with 13 assists and 12 goals - and he didn't take penalties.
I didn't watch the match, but I saw the goals and we looked awful today although it was nice to see de Jong score after being injured for a long time. The defending for the 3rd goal was poor and its not a surprise that we have one of the worst defences in the league. We needed to buy a centre back in the January transfer window and we can all see what happens when you do things on the cheap. I thought we were safe after we beat Villa a few months ago, but I wouldn't be surprised if we got relegated now because not only are we one of the worst teams in the league, but we are also one of the worst teams in the world at the moment and I just don't see us winning another match this season although we may get 1 or 2 draws that might be enough for us to stay in the league. If we do stay up this season then we will be relegated next season because Carver and McClaren are the only 2 managers that could get the job next season and I just don't understand why Carver is being consider for the job because he's not getting any results from this season like Sherwood is getting from Villa and Carver would only get the job because he's cheap. There is also a lot that needs to be sorted out in this squad and Ashley is not going to spend what is needed to improve the team without selling the best players we already have in the squad like Sissoko, Janmatt and Perez. Its going to relegate us eventually doing things cheaply and I can see it happening next season if we don't improve as a club.
The Championship season turned out to be a real triumph. Most of the important players stayed on, we had a popular, if caretaker, manager, and the crowd were at one with the team. Not sure it would happen again like that mind.
I've never had a season ticket or been a proper supporter, but I always watch the games in the pub and I've been watching the games on TV if possible since I was 10, we deserve better. The board couldn't even be arsed to sign a manager. I don't have any hate for Carver but he just shouldn't be the head coach, he knows it as well. There is just no joy at all at NUFC, noone wants us to be Man Utd or Barcelona, we just want to be Everton or Spurs. Mike Ashley thinks that because that team that got us back up was cheap and successful then we should be able to do that again, but he got rid of everyone in that team because there was a lot of confident and strong personalities in that team which doesn't fit his business model. The way the club is being run at the moment I wouldn't be upset if we went down this season, I live abroad so I can't go to the games anyway, but I'm not watching the games anymore, you can just see that noone cares. It's even worse than when we went down and we were full of overpriced players who didn't care, this time around it's like a Mike Ashley shop, the players aren't pissed off because they think that they should be at Madrid or Milan, they are just depressed
Poch going was more annoying than painful - just when we thought Saints were going in the right direction with a talented and able manager he leaves. But then he owed us nothing and we always felt he was Cortese's man through and through so a move likely. Plus there was the Plan B, or lack of one, problem. Now the club captain leaving after many years at the club just when we started to look half decent, that hurt.