From a team that used to hover around Europa League spots till the 2013-14 season, to a team that is now known for their fierce attack and has fully cemented their spot in the top 4, the Spurs story has the message of ‘hardwork pays off’ written all over it, and the fans should be mighty proud of it.
But like every good story, there’s a catch here too, and a Tottenham fan has hit all the write spots with his explanation about what the club’s biggest problem is at the moment – Transfers.
An ardent Spurs fan from the popular Spurs Community gave his two cents on the current situation, and you can do nothing but agree to what he has to say.
He mentions that he met a big PL personality recently, and they were talking about the spurs situation. The person explained that the issue with the club currently is the fact that players have been outperforming their wages massively for 2 to 3 years now, and this is putting pressure on the board to increase the wage bill.
Ideally, any player would want to be on a lower wage level for not more than a couple of years, and it’s because of this that Spurs may eventually lose on to some of their biggest assets, with Kyle Walker being one big example.
Also, because of the same reason, Spurs are now restricted to buying young talents who have potential but are unproven as they demand low wages. If the club buys a massive player with a hefty wage demand, the big wage discrimination may cause a dressing room mutiny.
Spurs fans will hope that irrespective of the club’s minimal involvement in the transfer window, they perform well next season. Check out the explanation in full below –
It was a great start for Arsenal in their preseason Shanghai tour as the Gunners defeated German giants Bayern Munich 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time.
Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring with an early spot kick, but Alex Iwobi popped up with a late equalizer for the Gunners, taking the game to penalty shootout.
Arsenal’s 3rd choice goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez turned out to be the hero of the proceedings as he saved two penalties and won the game for the Gunners.
All in all, there were many positives for the fans to take as their team finally managed to beat the side that has romped them 5-1 in each of their last three meetings.
A little clip of some post-match banter between the Arsenal players has been making the rounds amongst Liverpool fans. The video features some post-match banter between Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny and hot property Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with the English international poking fun at Elneny by claiming that Liverpool’s new boy Salah is the ‘king’ of Egypt.
The Ox has been linked with Liverpool since a long time now, and his appreciation for Mohamed Salah will only be inferred as a major hint of his willingness to play for the Merseyside club.
Supporters will hope that Liverpool sign the Ox the soon, as they realise that squad depth will be an important aspect next season because of the Champions League, League cup and FA Cup games mid week.
Check out the bit from Ox below –
Pre-season tours are a great occasion for everyone. For the teams, it’s an excellent way to warm up for the upcoming season, for managers it is a good chance to test young, promising players and experiment with formations, and for the fans it is an amazing opportunity to see the new signings in action.
But for Manchester City fans, the idea of watching their latest preseason match against arch rivals Manchester United on their US Tour has turned into a big nightmare after it was confirmed through an official tweet by City’s page that the game will legally only be available on MUTV for the UK viewers.
The fans from the blue side of Manchester were left fuming when they came across this news and many supporters replied to the tweet saying they will not be watching the game.
City vs United isn’t only a tough game of football for the teams, it also is a war of words for the two set of supporters, and this time the bragging rights are with the United camp, as they were seen mocking City fans left, right and centre on Twitter, thanks to the broadcasting issue with CityTV.
The City fans will hope that their team puts up a good performance to make up for the embarrassment caused in the build up.
Chelsea began their pre-season campaign by annihilating cross town rivals Fulham 8-2 in a match played behind closed doors at Chelsea’s training ground Cobham. It was a game full of positives for the Premier League champions and they will be looking to build upon the performance and carry the amazing form to the upcoming China and Singapore tour.
One person who would particularly be looking to impress Conte this pre-season in order to get more playing time will be Chelsea’s Spanish pass-master Cesc Fabregas, and it looks like his latest training ground exploits will mean that the Italian coach will surely be spoilt for choice when it’ll come to choosing players for the team’s Central Midfield.
The ex- Arsenal man is known for his creativity and pinpoint passing, but even by his standards, his assist in one of Chelsea’s recent training sessions was commendable.
He received a pass from out wide, lifted the ball, and provided an amazing lobbed backheel assist to set up a goal for the incoming player at the near post. The outrageous alertness projected by the man, coupled with the magical backheel had all the ingredients for a mesmerizing piece of play.
Fabregas was regularly used by Conte as a substitute last season, and still managed to rack up an impressive figure of 13 assists. With the arrival of Bakayoko, the ex-Barca man will have to fight hard to get a place into the starting line-up. Although, if he continues providing such wordlie assists, he will surely get a place on the team sheet.
Check out pure skills from Fabregas below –
Another day, another little ray of hope for Liverpool fans to see Virgil Van Dijk donning the famous red jersey soon. The internet has been filled with rumours about Van Dijk’s future since the beginning of the transfer window, and frankly, no one can be blamed because the saga has taken so many twists and turns that it looks like something straight out of a Hollywood movie.
Back in June, the Van Dijk deal was almost complete, with only personal terms remaining to be confirmed, when suddenly Southampton accused Liverpool, who also happen to be their most loyal customers in the transfer window, of approaching their man illegally. The Merseyside club immediately apologised and pulled out the deal.
One of Van Dijk’s close friends though, who goes by the username ‘philipuby’ on Instagram, has been in the news amongst the Liverpool fans, and his latest social media activity will only make the whole episode more intense.
He had earlier uploaded an Instagram post along with Van Dijk with a cryptic message (see above) few days ago.
And now, to make matters more interesting, VVD’s friend was spotted liking a comment on the same post which translated to ‘Dream = Liverpool ’. Check out the screenshot below –
Not very long ago, Philip caught the eye of supporters when he liked a photoshopped image of his dear friend in new Liverpool home kit.
What will happen next is still uncertain, but the fans will hope that their club signs the Dutch defender soon and put an end to this endless story.
Recently, a photo of Henrikh Mkhitaryan modelling United’s new Adidas kit became the butt of a joke because the Armenian midfielder looked quite overweight. United had to delete the photo as fans claimed that the ex- Dortmund man looked ‘pregnant’ after the summer break.
Latest photo of another United player is making the rounds for the very same reason. The culprit now is Spanish midfielder Juan Mata.
In the image, the ex- Chelsea man can be seen stepping out of an airplane, but what particularly looks unusual is his massive paunch that is quite distinctly visible even if you don’t try to look at it.
The fans have had mixed reactions towards the picture. While some supporters tried to defend Juan by claiming that it’s the angle of the camera and the wind that makes Mata look so overweight, some were both laughing and fuming at the peculiar trend amongst United players of gaining weight during the summer break.
With less than a month to go for the Premier League, the fans will hope that both Mkhitaryan and Mata get back to proper shape and help Utd win some silverware.
Check out the picture below –
As football fans, We have the designated authority to be crazy for our favourite club.
Any kind of merchandise – be it a jersey, jacket, shorts or even an underwear, if we see our team’s crest on it, we buy it, no questions asked.
But recently in Kosovo, an Arsenal supporter took the fan-madness to a whole new level by organizing an Arsenal themed wedding for himself.
This picture doing the rounds has left Twitter users amazed, in a funny way, looking at the fan’s passion for his club.
In the photo, everybody can be seen wearing a Gunner’s jersey except the Groom and Bride. The groom couldn’t mess with the dress code for himself, but still managed to display his faithfulness for Arsenal by holding the famous red and white jersey while posing towards the camera.
Full marks to the lad for celebrating the most important day of his life in such a crazy manner!
Check out the picture below –
After signing Salah in the initial phases of the transfer window, Liverpool fan must’ve thought that things will turn out to be more eventful for the Reds in the upcoming couple of months.
Unfortunately, it has been the exact opposite till now, thanks to the everlasting Virgil van Dijk saga, and now, to add on to more frustration, the Naby Keita episode.
Keita was Leipzig’s engine room last season, pulling off amazing performances week in – week out, finally earning a thoroughly deserved place in the Bundesliga Team of the Season.
The Central Midfielder has been linked with the Red half of Merseyside since the beginning of the transfer window, and if reports are to be believed, Leipzig have already turned down a €68 million bid for their man. Liverpool is expected to table an improved bid later this week.
Fans have been scratching their head because of the evident confusion over the former Red Bull Salzburg man’s future, and his latest social media activity will only exacerbate the situation.
The Guinean international was spotted ‘liking’ a post from one his friends ‘seydoubanesta888’ who wished him good luck for his ‘next’ contract. The wording of the caption is very misleading and has divided opinions amongst the Liverpool Camp.
Some fans believe that Keita will sign a new contract with Lepzig, and they have a solid point as Keita’s buddy can be seen wearing a Leipzig t-shirt, whereas some fans claim that the friend wanted to write ‘new’ instead of ‘next’, and Keita will soon be a Liverpool.
One thing’s for sure, the fans will be hope that this ‘on-off’ saga ends soon. Only time will tell what will happen.
Check out a screenshot of the said activity below –
The preparations for the upcoming season were in full flow for Manchester United yesterday as the Red Devils crushed MLS side LA Galaxy 5-2 in the opening game of their US Tour.
The game had many positive points like Lukaku and Lindelof’s debut, goals from youngsters Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
But one of the biggest talking points for the fans was an amazing long ranged pass from the world’s most expensive player Paul Pogba to Fosu Mensah which eventually led to a goal for Martial.
The French midfielder received the ball and skilfully protected it from an opposition player before launching a pin point pass after he spotted Fosu Mensah’s run out wide.
It was a textbook example of what a Box to Box midfielder should do in a game, and United fans will be hope that Pogba continue performing well next season.
Pogba, after signing for a world record fee last season, has shown some moments of sheer brilliance, but has not been completely able to justify his price tag as of now.
With age on his side, he still has time to live up to everyone’s expectations, and it looks like he is preparing very hard.
The fans will hope that the 24-year-old helps United win major silverware next season. Check out the pass below –
Things haven’t looked very rosy for Tottenham this transfer window as the only piece of business they have done till now has been the sale of Kyle Walker to Manchester City.
The deal has earned them decent bank balance, but until the cash is reinvested productively, it will hardly be beneficial for the club.
The club is in talks with Portugese side Porto to sign right-back Ricardo Pereira, who will come into the side as a second choice to Keiran Trippier, but an agreement over the player looks tough to be done as Porto want the London based club to trigger the player’s £22 million release clause.
Every football fan expects a long serving player to be loyal, so it must have been upsetting for the Spurs camp to see Walker depart at such a crucial moment when the club has a great side and is looking to challenge for the Title.
But amongst the whole Walker chaos, there’s been a subtle, but passionate display of love by midfielder Victor Wanyama for Spurs, and the fans are absolutely loving it.
After the former right back left, keen eyed Spurs fans noticed that the Kenyan International unfollowed the former right back on Instagram.
It was surely refreshing for the fans to see such a level of affection from a player towards the club, and the fans will wish the best for Wanyama in the upcoming season.
Check out the reaction from Spurs fans below –