(Tweets) “Cometh the hour…” – Brighton fans react to David Stockdale’s unreal double save during 2-1 win v Wednesday

Brighton’s 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday had absolutely everything a thrilling game can offer: 3 red cards, missed penalty, and a dramatic late match-winner.

The result saw the Chris Hughton-led side secure the top Championship spot by overtaking Newcastle United in the tight race for promotion.

Anthony Knockaert yet again proved to be the main man for the Seagulls, as the Frenchman not only scored the first goal but even set Falmer Stadium on fire after he snatched the result in his side’s favour just 5 minutes before the referee blew his whistle for good.

Brighton must also give major credits to keeper David Stockdale for his stunning penalty save against Wednesday’s Forestieri wherein he first sharply dived right to keep the ball out, and followed almost immediately with a breathtaking denial to the low rebound with an astonishing fingertip save.

Check out the best reactions on Twitter below!



Pic: Rooney, Pogba, Shaw, De Gea & Man Utd fans get personal goodbye messages from Memphis Depay

Almost two years after Memphis Depay was welcomed at Old Trafford as a promising talent, the Dutch youngster bowed out from the club in the most heartfelt fashion today.

Manchester United sealed Depay’s transfer to Lyon by signing a four-and-a half-year contract worth €16 million, that could rise to €25m upon fulfillment of certain contingencies.

Although he couldn’t live up to the expectations as a Red Devil, Memphis’ exit is going to leave an everlasting memory for the club’s fans.

The 22 year old conveyed his gratitude to all fans and team mates by bidding adieu with personalized messages addressing each of them individually!

Check out Depay’s heart-warming farewell messages-




Pic: The Sturridge-less predicted Liverpool XI to face Swansea City tomorrow

Brushing aside last week’s frustrating memory of salvaging just a single point against arch rivals Man United, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will look forward to reinforce their charge for the title during tomorrow’s face off against Swansea City.

The Reds will be counting on little magician Coutinho’s return from injury to add some flair to their recent lacklustre performances. While Liverpool top scorer Sadio Mane’s absence will be sorely missed, the fans will welcome their captain Jordan Henderson at the center of the field and right back Nathaniel Clyne could also feature.

Although Swansea woefully languish on the very bottom of the table, the Welsh side will have the advantage of unpredictability with new manager Paul Clement at the helm.

Check out the XI Klopp is most likely to put out tomorrow!




James Beattie has still got it as Leeds first team coach shows off his striking ability in training (Video)

Leeds United are riding high in the Championship, and are currently shoo-ins to make the playoffs and perhaps even secure promotion to the English Premier League.

For fans of the club, it would be a welcome change after years of obscurity brought about by bad finances that in turn affected what they could do on the pitch.

A large amount of credit for this must go to Garry Monk and his coaching staff. Young and motivated, they have done a great job in turning around the fortunes of the club. Amazingly, a member of their coaching staff recently demonstrated that he could perhaps have a few more games left in him.

James Beattie, who’s been successful for a variety of English clubs and has been a part of Monk’s coaching staff since his Swansea days, was captured doing some shooting during a training session.

The former striker managed to curve in an absolute peach of a shot from the edge of the penalty area, leaving the goalkeeper for dead. See the video of Beattie’s amazing strike here



“What the ball truly means” – Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino’s interview with La Nacion was like a breath of fresh air

Regarded as one of the brightest young managers in the modern game, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has gradually overseen a remarkable transformation at Tottenham Hotspur that has seen the club establish itself as strong title contenders in recent seasons.

Even more remarkable has been the Argentine’s incredible success story with a core of young English players such as Kane, Dier and Alli.

In an exclusive interview with Argentine daily La Nacion, the Tottenham boss had a rather refreshing insight on what football means to him, his philosophy, the English fans and his ambition to one day return to his native Argentina.




The 44 year old talked about his respect and love for the game and his preference for professional recognition rather than being popular on social media platforms declaring he doesn’t need a thousand followers on Twitter to be happy.

I prefer professional recognition before populism and to be charming in order to sell something. I have a great deal of respect for this profession. It is my passion. Football is emotion. We also have to preserve it and care for it, not everything goes. I believe that everything is a bit distorted from the business aspect and those things. But I try to maintain my respect for what the ball truly means.





Pochettino also expressed his dismay with the behaviour of fans in Spain and Argentina who turn up at games for more political reasons rather than the love of the game unlike the English fans.

Check out the inspiring bit from Poch below:

In Europe English football is underestimated. They still believe it is the same (type of football) that was played 30-40 years ago. The longball game. Sometimes it is to the point of disdain for the English footballer and English culture. Maybe that is changing slowly because the financial muscle is here, that has big stars, with the exception of those that play for Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern or Juventus to come here.

There is an uncontrolled passion for football in England, but in a respectful manner. It’s where the footballer or the coach are like an actor or a doctor- they are respected by society. They are a person with a talent and the garners the admiration within this society.

That is something that in Argentina,South America or in other parts of Europe, creates envy. Anyone there feels it is within their right to discredit or insult you. Here that is sacred and there is no price for that. People go to the pitch to enjoy themselves. Meanwhile you see matches in Spain or Argentina and you feel a little embarrassed. half of the people go because of political reasons, they insult, injure and create problems. It’s hard to say, but English football is an example to follow. Because us Argentine, because of all that has happened, because of the difficult history we’ve had, we still hold a grudge over everything that is English.

Move imminent as West Ham bound Jose Fonte spotted dining at Japanese restaurant in London last night (Images)

When Jose Fonte handed in a transfer request, it was a move that surprised many. The Southampton captain has been a part of the club for six seasons now; to top that off, he never seemed likely to leave even when many Saints regulars chose to do so.

The conflicting stories about his contract status didn’t help. Whilst the club claimed he rejected an improved contract, Fonte himself maintains that he was never given any new contract offers by the club. He has been linked to a number of clubs as of late, but the Portuguese, it seems, has made his decision.

Heavily linked with a move to West Ham, the defender was spotted dining at Zuma, a Japanese restaurant located in Knightsbridge, London. With the betting already being suspended, the pictures of Fonte in London has naturally led to speculation that he is all set to join West Ham United.

The struggling Hammers could definitely use his experience in defence during the second half of the season. Check out the pictures below:



(Video) Arsenal social media wins again as Ox & Giroud feature in this hilarious edition of Rapid Fire

Over the past few months, Arsenal’s official YouTube channel has regularly been posting videos of rapid fire between the Arsenal players.

The rapid fire was back again with yet another episode this time starring Alex Oxlade Chamberlian and Oliver Giroud exchanging questions with some rather hilarious responses.

The video features an animated discussion between the duo with Ox asking Giroud about the worst goal celebrations, his breakfast routine and super-powers.

Giroud in turn asks Ox how long the young winger would last in a ring with UFC champion Connor McGregor!!

Also not to be missed is the arm wrestling bout between the duo. Check out the video below: