No football fan will contest the fact that Tottenham Hotspur have outdone themselves this season. Although they could not manage to win any silverware, the team did show the calibre needed to keep league leaders Chelsea on their feet for a large part of the season.
Not only did Pochettino’s boys perform very well up top, but they were a formidable force back as defenders as well.
In fact, Spurs conceded the least number of goals (26) among England’s best clubs this season, which, on a continental level, proves that they conceded the least number of goals per game (0.68) amongst Europe’s top-five leagues, just below German giants Bayern Munich and above the likes of defensive juggernauts in Juventus and Atletico Madrid!
Tottenham fans would love the company they find themselves in this brilliant graphic below –
Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Chelsea that resulted in their record 13th FA Cup title has led to many fans going public in support of their club following the end of the season which was otherwise quite bad.
One such closet supporter has been hilarious American comic actor Danny DeVito, currently famous for his cult role in the hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
The Hollywood funnyman had tweeted :”Go Chelsea!” last week, which raised eyebrows among some but led to Chelsea fans erupting.
DeVito, on the other hand, had to issue a clarification today stating that the message was actually in reference to American soldier Chelsea Manning’s release from prison, and that it should not be misconstrued as he is actually a Gooner!
Check out the tweet that is going to make a lot of Arsenal fans happy –
It has not been such a great year for Wayne Rooney. The Manchester United star was once the reliable captain whom the club could afford to depend on for being pulled out of undesirable situations.
But the arrival of the talismanic Zlatan Ibrahimović, along with manager Jose Mourinho’s focus on younger members of the squad, has resulted in Rooney dropping down the ladder of relevance at United.
The England skipper is touted to leave Old Trafford this summer and move to either Everton or Stoke City, despite his £300,000-a-week contract still being valid for another year.
And all the non action seems to be taking it’s toll as a picture of bulked up Wayne Rooney on vacation in Barbados with his family has surfaced online.
The Man United skipper clearly not bothering to keep in shape, check out he picture below –
While Leicester City’s title triumph last season will probably go down as one of the most spectacularly surprising league finishes in recent times, RB Leipzig’s second placed finish in the German Bundesliga is in itself by no means a small feat.
One standout player from Leipzig has been 22 year old midfielder Naby Keita who made it to the Bundesliga Team of the season. The midfielder has been strongly linked with a £50m move to Liverpool who are said to be front-runners for his signature.
Despite no official word from the parties involved, it has obviously created quite a buzz among the Liverpool faithful.
And one particular photoshopped image of Keita in a Liverpool shirt has been going viral on social media. The image is quite a serious piece of work that almost looks legit except for the fact a move for Keita is yet to materialize.
Check out the image which might fool a lot of fans online in the next dew days –
Having secured a historic treble with their Scottish Cup final win over Aberdeen, Celtic fans were in for even more joy as Celtic Park played host to a charity match between Henrik’s Heroes and Lubo’s Legends on Saturday.
The match featuring former Celtic greats such as Jackie McNamara, Neil Lennon and Lubo Moravcik saw former captain Henrik Larsson roll back the years to score a superb hat-trick in a space of just 11 minutes in the first half.
Following Larsson’s hat-trick, official Twitter account of betting giants Ladbrokes took the opportunity to cruelly troll Rangers FC by comparing the Celtic legend’s feat to the scoring record of Gers striker Kenny Miller in the last 6 games.
Check out the savage banter below –
Some things just never change.
Arsenal managed to finish another bad season with an FA Cup trophy against Chelsea last weekend. The thrilling game was going into an inevitable stalemate when Aaron Ramsey stepped up to score a winning goal for the Gunners.
Like it has happened before, Ramsey found the target on the field, but repercussions were felt outside. The player is freakishly notorious for scoring goals which coincidentally soon result in a celebrity’s death.
And this time it was popular American rock star Greg Allman whose unfortunate passing was declared minutes after Arsenal’s official Twitter handle tweeted Ramsey’s picture in celebration of his goal with the title: “IT DIDN’T LAST LONG!”
Check out how the series of events panned out below –
Monaco exceeded all expectations this season winning the French League as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League. Their impressive achievements this season has seen several of its players linked to a number of Europe’s elite clubs.
Apart from Mbappe, another teen sensation in the form of Thomas Lemar has caught the attention from clubs around the world. Lemar who plays as winger has scored 14 goals and assisted a further 17 this season.
The 21 year old’s impressive form has seen mounting interest from various clubs. Tottenham Hotspur has emerged as the favourites for Lemar’s signature but with any development yet to materialize between the two clubs, Tottenham fans have been doing their part to lure the speedy winger to Tottenham.
The winger’s social media accounts were flooded by a barrage of messages from Spurs fans urging Lemar to sign for them.
Check out the screenshots of his last two Instagram posts along with Spurs fans comment below –
Tottenham Hotspur signed off a memorable 2016/17 season in style as they lifted the AIA Cup in Hong Kong after defeating local Champions FC Kitchee in their post season friendly.
Apart from seeing their favourite players before the match, Pochettino also named a strong starting XI much to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd.
Star striker Harry Kane also finally made his appearance in Hong Kong coming from the bench to score one of the goals in the match.
But while the appearance of a full-strength Spurs XI will have surely delighted the crowd, a latest development involving Harry Kane will surely endear the striker to football fans around the world.
Post-match, the President of SC Kitchee Ken K. Ng revealed on his Facebook account that Kane not wanting to let the fans down made the appearance in the AIA Cup despite being utterly sick since his arrival in Hong Kong.
Truly a class gesture from a class player. Check out the Google tranalted part of the Facebook post below:
A lot of fans didn’t think Harry Kane was going to practice. He wasn’t expected to show up in the game, but he was still kicking 15 minutes.
Many people do not know that when he arrived in Hong Kong, he had been infected with an unknown virus and the second day of arrival in Hong Kong was admitted to the hospital.
Since his vomiting was very serious, the body lacked water, so he had to hang salt water and eventually stayed in the hospital for one night.
A lot of team activity and pre-game practice has not been attended, but the heat stabbed for Harry and the fans, and eventually he kicked him for minutes.
The presence of different power structures who have no consensus regarding an important issue never fares well for any organization, and that’s exactly what seems to have happened with Diego Costa’ future at Chelsea.
The striker was rumoured to have been interested in a big-money move to the Chinese league a few months ago, but that clearly never materialized due to willingness on his part to play on at Stamford Bridge.
While manager Antonio Conte was said to have been in favour of retaining Costa, the club’s technical director Michael Emenalo has been rumored to prefer replacing him with Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.
But the bonhomie Costa and Emenalo were caught sharing on camera just before the club’s recent award ceremony seems to suggest things are fine between the two, and Costa could perhaps spend some more time as a Chelsea player in the upcoming future.
Check out Costa and Emenalo having a conversation below –
Having already said his goodbyes to Al-Gharafa, Rashid Sumaila surely looks set to be plying his trade elsewhere next season.
Scottish club Rangers FC have strongly been touted as the possible destination for the Ghanaian with current Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha reportedly keen for a re-union with Sumaila whom he managed at Al-Gharafa.
Sumaila’s representatives have also indicated at a preference for the move that would see Sumaila become the Gers’ first signing of the summer.
Despite that, there have been no other developments of late and it seems the player himself has now moved to fasten proceedings with a subtle hint highlighting his desire for a Rangers move.
Sumaila’s latest activity on social media saw him reportedly like a picture on Twitter linking him to the Scottish club.
Check out the screenshot below –