Following a long and treacherous season, Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli seems to enjoy every bit of his vacation to the hilt as the footballer is having a gala time watching some skilled skateboarding on the Venice beach where he is currently holidaying.
The England international was one of the star performers of the season, netting 18 times while also assisting another seven, as the Lillywhites finished runners-up to Chelsea, their best finish to a league campaign since 1963. Now, their star winger is basking in the glory.
Alli had posted a snap on Instagram, of a group of skilled skateboarders portraying their talent in the skateboarding pitch on the sauntry beach of Venice, which has become an iconic place for skateboarding, under the sweltering heat of the sun.
Check out the picture below –
Alongside, the 21-year old youngster had also recorded some foot-tapping beat-boxing by a street musician on the fringes of the beach. And to go by the captions posted by the footballer, he seems to be very flattered by the impeccable show of vocal percussion!
The fruits of hardwork come in many forms, including skateboarding and beat-boxing.
In one of the embarrassing yet rib-tickling incident to happen lately, Newcastle United posted on Facebook regarding the launch of their social media accounts in China, however, the man seen in the picture attested along with the post is reportedly from Hong Kong, sending a wave of giggles across the social media.
The Toons, who won promotion back to the Premier League last season after clinching the 2016/17 EFL Championship, commemorated their 125th year of existence by launching three social media accounts on Sina Weibo, WeChat and Dongqiudi in order to establish strong communications and engagement with the fans in the far east.
But what stole the limelight more was when the man pictured on their announcement tweet, named Jayson Shing, who revealed his nationality to be that of Hong Kong, and not China, with a comment on the club’s Facebook page.
The promulgation sparked amusement among the Twitterati, who expressed it by posting multiple laughter emoticons on their Twitter page. The incident also brings slight awkwardness to the club in the naivety shown when it comes to distinguishing people from the Far East.
Check out screenshot of the post and the reply from the fan below –
Ask any striker to name some of his best friends that helped him become successful, and he will surely not fail to mention speed and agility. The game is replete with players who entertain crowds with their ability to run at breakneck speeds.
And while most players are fast enough to dazzle their opponents by using their pace to score thundering goals, Mohamed Salah is so fast that he is fit to be an Olympic runner as well.
A report on Bein Sports revealed that the AS Roma striker has, in previous instances, clocked insane speeds of 100 meters in 10 seconds, which ranks in close proximity of sprinting legends like Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin.
The report also points out that by running on football pitches that are very difficult to cover, Salah’s speed deserves a special mention. Check out what Liverpool fans could get to see at Anfield in a few weeks –
🎥 WATCH | How fast is Mohamed Salah? ⚡️[beIN Sports] #LFC
Arsenal has some of the largest followings on social media and it’s fans are notorious for leaks when it comes to pictures of new kit. After the leaked images of the ‘camouflaged’ stadium shirt, there are new images of Arsenal players Olivier Giroud and Hector Bellerin donning, what appears to be away and third kit doing the rounds on Twitter.
Puma football officially launched Arsenal’s home kit yesterday, with the official launch of away and the third kit is still awaited.
The leaked images show Bellerin in a solid blue top which seems to be the away kit for the Gunners this season. After last season’s Arsenal away jersey introduced a classic look in yellow and navy, the new Arsenal 17-18 away kit is much more modern.
Next up is Olivier Giroud in arguably the boldest kit for the Gunners by Puma yet. The new kit is designed to “reflect the dark London nights” with a design in black, dark gray heather and pink, according to the source who leaked the image.
The subaltern football leagues may not garner as much attention as the first division, nor produce the breath-taking moments that we normally see in the latter.
However, Spain’s secondary league, the Segunda division, witnessed something really remarkable this past season as Samuel Saiz of Huesca registered a mind-boggling stat of 253 dribble attempts throughout the course of the campaign.
The Real Madrid academy graduate not only had a hand in 19 of his team’s goals (12 strikes and 7 assists), but also lit up the division with his imperious ability to slalom past defenses.
With a success rate of 52.96%, the 26-year old tops the dribbling charts of the division and also has more dribble attempts than the whole of Premier League barring Crystal Palace forward Wilfred Zaha and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez. Check out the graphic below –
Although it isn’t enough to espy the eye of the top division teams, the spectacular Saiz has purportedly come under the viewfinder of the Championship side Leeds United, who are said to be interested in bringing the forward to the West Yorkshire this summer.
Leeds may have failed to win a promotion to the EPL yet again, but are fuelling their chances for the next season with Samuel’s acquisition. Should the transfer materialize, the Championship fans are in for some real treat as the doppelganger of the Tasmanian Devil will terrorize defenses with his magical footwork, whizzing like a drop of fat on a hot plate.
Out of all possible scenarios Leeds United fans would have imagined their club to face this summer, their current predicament is certainly not one of them.
After manager Garry Monk almost led the Peacocks to the Premier League and missed play-off spots by a whisker, fans expected him to stay another season and make a fresh attempt for promotion.
That even looked possible when the club’s new owner offered a contract renewal to Monk, who shockingly went on to reject it and decided to join rivals Middlesbrough instead.
And since Leeds fans have clearly not forgiven Monk for his treachery yet, Middlesbrough supporters must know better than to provoke them. One such Boro faithful got his fair share of drubbings when he tried to outsmart all-things Leeds journalist Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post, by calling him “obsessed” with Garry Monk’s move to Riverside Stadium.
The journo replied by digging up an old tweet proving the fan’s obsession with the whole issue instead. Check out how Phil Hay replied below –
Arsenal FC unveiled their new home shirts today at an event at Kings Cross station involving legends Robert Pires and Martin Keown. Along with the new home kit which looks stunning with a darker shade of red, pictures of a new stadium shirt also emerged on the internet.
Puma seems to have gone all out with their creativity as the shirt seems to have a brilliant camouflage print.
Arsenal had a terrible last season by their own standards. With the club falling out of Champions League places for the first time in 17 years.
Many football pundits accuse Arsenal players of disappearing on the pitch, with players like Mesut Ozil inviting most flack. Needless to say some fans, Arsenal or rivals, alike had a field day with those images of the stadium shirt.
Banter aside, the shirt looks worthy of an away or third kit. Check out the picture below –
What happens when an Etihad Stadium jam packed with people witnesses a lead singer on the stage making the crowd erupt by flashing a Manchester UNITED shirt? Absolute mayhem, that’s what happens.
Popular musician Howard Donald did exactly that during the Take That gig that was hosted by the Etihad on Sunday night.
“I want to test out the football crowds, are you ready? Any Manchester City fans?” asked Donald amidst a loud response of boos and cheers from the crowd. But if there was any indication of balance between the reactions, they were all put to rest when the singer pulled off his jacket to proudly reveal a red United shirt underneath.
Donald’s band-mates Gary Barlow and Mark Owen could only laugh and shake their heads in disbelief, with the latter even going to the extent of distancing themselves from Donald by stating, “You didn’t check that with us! You kept that to yourself!”
Watch how the event unfolded below –
Howard Donald shows his true (red) colours in Manchester United shirt at Man City’s Etihad Stadium at Take That gig. pic.twitter.com/kAyvr2Acq2
Liverpool FC is close to announcing the signing of Egyptian International and former Chelsea FC player Mohamed Salah in a £39 million move as reported by many media outlets.
Salah will become the second signing of the summer for manager Jurgen Klopp, following Dominic Solanke’s move from Chelsea. The switch from Roma will also make Salah the most expensive signing in Liverpool’s history.
This move has got Liverpool fans understandably excited, with a lot of them using social media to express their excitement. And some of the fans have used this opportunity to rub it in the nose of their rival Everton fans as well.
Salah, having being played for some of the major clubs in Europe has accrued a huge amount of followers on various social media platform, even more followers than Everton FC’s official accounts.
Liverpool fans have obviously noticed it and claiming their soon to be new signing is a bigger entity than the Everton FC.
Check out the huge difference in Salah’s and Everton’s Twitter & Instagram accounts below –
Ezgjan Alioski is the name Leeds United fans are frantically searching for on the internet nowadays as rumors broke out that the 25 year old Macedonian is close to joining Yorkshire club.
Quite unsurprisingly, the arrival of new manager Thomas Christiansen will result in a change of playing style from that of former manager Garry Monk. With Christiansen reportedly trying to bring in Cruyff philosophy in Leeds, there is little doubt that signing a player like Ezgjan Alioski would help realize that goal.
Known as Gianni among his fans and friends, Ezgjan is well loved in both Switzerland (plays for Lugano FC) and Macedonia. One can forgive Leeds fans for being a little unfamiliar with his works as he is hardly a household name, however, the bare statics alone show why Leeds fans should be excited after Swiss newspaper Blick linked the Championship club with a summer swoop.
Alioski scored 17 goals and produced 14 assists in a remarkable individual campaign. In fact, only three players in the Switzerland top flight hit the back of the net on a more regular basis.
According to @MacedonianFooty, a Twitter account dedicated to all things Macedonian football, Alioski is already perfectly suited to play in the highest tier of football in England.
With Stamina, agility, and eye for goals and assists Alioski can be a perfect fit for Leeds and help them get that elusive promotion to Premier League.
Check out the brilliant lowdown of the player @MacedonianFooty below –