Chelsea fans singing ‘we hate Tottenham’ during the walkout music before United game

Manchester United bounced back strong from their disappointing 2-0 loss to PSG last week with a solid victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to progress into the quarter-finals of the FA cup on Monday.

All eyes were on interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as fans and pundits alike waited to see how his side would respond to the first loss under his management and the Norwegian oversaw a tactical masterpiece to get a rather comfortable 2-0 win over the Blues.

The loss represents another setback for Maurizio Sarri who came under fire from many Blues fans after making some questionable substitutions during the 5th round tie.

The Italian has piled the pressure on himself, with the defeat coming hot on the heels of the heavy 6-0 humbling at the hands of Manchester City 10 days ago.

While the defeat was met with disappointment from the blue corner of London, Spurs fans seemed rather amused after noticing some of the chanting from Blues fans before kick-off.

As both sets of players were making their way to the pitch, Chelsea fans were heard taking a dig at Tottenham by chanting ‘we hate Tottenham ‘ abruptly.

The move seems to have amused Spurs fans rather than anger them judging by reactions to a fan’s tweet about the incident.

Most fans seemed to be of the opinion that the Blues supporters came out with the chant because they are trailing Spurs in the league and that Tottenham have been the better side from London for some time now.

Although Chelsea started the campaign strongly going 18 matches unbeaten under Sarri, it’s safe to say they have lost their way since then and are now fighting to creep into the top four.

While Chelsea are struggling at 6th in the league, Spurs have kept themselves involved in the title race and will be traveling to Signal Iduna Park with a 3-0 advantage in the Champions League.

Even with the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli missing, Pochettino has rallied his troops well and with their team doing so well all fronts it’s difficult to see why the home fans at the Bridge thought that they could unnerve Spurs fans and the comment section of the video below should be a good read for any Tottenham supporter.

(Video) Disturbing footage shows just how brutal and out of control the Spanish police were towards the Celtic fans

After the 2-0 defeat in the first leg at Celtic Park, Brendan Rodgers’ men will have to win their first competitive match in Spain by at least the same margin to progress to the last 16 of the Europa League.

Close to 10000 supporters have flown to Valencia to support their beloved Hoops even amidst reports that the Spanish club have allocated only about 2500 seats for the away fans.

While the uncertainty surrounding their tickets is still ongoing, Hoops supporters were also subject to cases of blatant police brutality by the city’s police force.

Several videos have been making its way to Twitter since last night which show some disturbing cases of policemen violently beating up away fans for seemingly no reason.

From blasting supporters with rubber bullets from point blank range to sabotaging electronic goods, the policemen in Valencia seemed to be totally out of control while confronting fans when they were roaming around the city.

That just seems wrong. Check out clips of few of the incidents here:

Leeds United taking ‘opponents analysis’ to next level with this new partnership

Video analytics have become an integral part of the modern game over the last decade, with many clubs in Europe employing advanced video performance technologies to improve all aspects of their game.

From gathering crucial data about the opposition to gaining further insight about potential signings, these tools have become the norm for most established clubs.

Leeds United seem to be the latest team joining in on the scene after a French video analytical firm, Footovision, confirmed that they have reached a partnership deal with the club on their official Twitter page.

While such a confirmation is yet to be issued from Leeds’ end, the step would represent a wise move considering their recent troubles while trying to scout opposition.

For the uninitiated, a Leeds employee was caught acting suspiciously outside Derby County’s training ground prior to the two sides’ meeting in the Championship last month which caused quite a turmoil in the Championship with many managers, including Derby boss Frank Lampard, openly condemning Marcelo Bielsa and his team for their actions.

While the ‘spygate‘ incident has led to a £200,000 fine by the English Football League, the Peacocks have also experienced somewhat of a rough patch in the Championship and currently find themselves in the third spot after leading the points table for large spells over the campaign, although they do have a game in hand to regain the summit.

Liverpool fans will love what this designer has done with the retro Crown Paints kits

It is no secret that Liverpool have made massive strides under Jurgen Klopp since his arrival back in 2015.

Following their impressive run to the Champions League final last season, the Reds have conjured up a real title charge this year and are currently leading the points table in the Premier League.

Liverpool have almost been unstoppable at times and while Pep Guardiola’s City are breathing down their necks, many pundits firmly expect the Reds to be crowned England’s champions come May.

After years of mediocrity it’s widely accepted that Liverpool have finally established themselves as a real force in Europe once again under the German manager and with the investments pouring in, it seems pretty evident that the Reds have a clear vision going forward.

With the results on the pitch going their way it’s only natural that the Reds are doing pretty good off of it as well.

Liverpool’s current deal with New Balance is set to expire at the end of next season and the club seem to be actively looking to secure a new lucrative deal that will see them earn figures close to those received by rivals such Manchester United and Chelsea.

But while the hunt for a kit supplier goes on, the Reds should be seriously considering @FFX_____ to design their kits as soon as possible.

Modern designs of retro kits often end up being a disappointment but the designer has absolutely nailed his modernised design of the vintage Crown Paints kit worn by the Reds during the 1980s.

While there is no official confirmation pointing to a deal with Adidas, the design looks well suited to the kits dished out by the German company and is a perfect blend of antique and modern design.

Liverpool supporters seemed to love the idea judging by comments seen on Twitter and many feel that the design should definitely be considered when the Reds do decide to change their kit suppliers soon.

Give the man the job. Check out the wonderful designs here:

African soldiers singing Liverpool fans’ song for Steven Gerrard

Rangers were dealt a huge blow in their title aspirations after dropping points against St. Johnstone on Saturday.

Steven Gerrard seemed pretty disappointed with his side during his post-match presser and told his players to ‘forget’ about lifting the title after failing to cut Celtic’s 8 point lead at the top.

The draw seems to have affected the former England captain as he was pretty critical of his players and slammed the lack of leadership within the team for failing to step up when it mattered.

But a training instructor in Africa may have given the Liverpool legend something to smile about after releasing a video of him teaching the ‘Steven Gerard’ chant to his recruits during a training session.

The 38-year-old is pretty much a household name amongst football fans around the globe for his exploits with Liverpool and England for almost two decades.

Even though the Gers boss seems a bit down right now, he would probably feel a bit better after watching this clip of the instructor teaching his chant to the soldiers.

It’s indeed wonderful to see the marching soldiers rendition of the famous chant and the clip should definitely be a good watch for all Stevie G fans.

Check out the clip here :

Man United could offer De Gea the ‘largest basic pay package in Premier League history’

Life at Manchester certainly didn’t get off to a rosy start for David de Gea when he was signed as a 20-year-old to take over the legendary gloves of Edwin van der Sar in 2011.

Shelling out close to £19 million for a young keeper was almost unheard of at the time, but Sir Alex Ferguson firmly believed that the former Atletico Madrid stopper will turn out to be the perfect long term replacement for the veteran Dutchman.

As a youngster away on foreign shores, the Spaniard had a hard time settling in England and received a lot of stick from the press and critics who felt that he was too inexperienced to handle the pressure of wearing the No. 1 jersey for a club as big as Manchester United.

But like several of his other decisions, the transfer of De Gea turned out to be an absolutely masterstroke by Ferguson in the long run and almost 8 years after first turning up at the club, the Spaniard is now ranked amongst the best keepers on the planet.

Especially after the great Scot left and United struggled to reassert their authority in the league, De Gea has grown into a strong and reliable personality that his teammates can depend upon.

From being called a physically weak boy, the 28-year-old has developed into a strong character between the sticks and has almost single-handedly rescued points for the Red Devils on many occasions over the past few years.

His performance against Tottenham at Wembley last month was a prime example of what the Spaniard does for United on a regular basis.

Had Florentino Perez had his way though, David would have already been a Real Madrid player by now with the Spaniard being courted by the Los Blancos on multiple occasions and came pretty close to a move in 2015, only to be denied by a fault fax machine in the eleventh hour.

After his move to Madrid collapsed, the Spaniard ending up signing a new contract extension up to 2020 but recent reports seem to indicate that United have no intention of letting him go and are prepared to break the bank to convince him.

The Times claim the club want to reward his form with a new five-year deal worth in excess of £90 million, which would be the ‘largest basic pay package in Premier League history.’

If De Gea agrees to such a contract it would mean he would take home more than some of the biggest names in England including teammates Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.

While such figures seem to a bit exorbitant for a goalkeeper, it would represent a logical step in Ed Woodward’s long term vision for the club and as he has already proven to his critics over the years – Dave Saves and United will always look more secure with him between the sticks.

This chant from AC Milan fans for Krzysztof Piatek is one of the best things happening in football right now

After moving to Italy from his native Poland last summer, Krzysztof Piatek has quickly established himself as a household name in the country with 25 goals (all competitions) to his name in just 26 appearances.

The 23-year-old was signed as a relatively unknown player by Genoa in July last year but quickly showed his pedigree with 19 goals during his short stint with the club.

His goal-scoring feats caught the attention of the bigwigs at Milan, who immediately bought him in to replace Gonzalo Higuain, when the Argentine moved to Chelsea during the January transfer window.

The change in clubs certainly didn’t affect Piatek, who marked his debut match with a superb brace against Napoli to take the Rossoneri into the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia and has since gone on to score 4 more goals to take his total tally to 6 in just 5 appearances for the club.

Piatek was at it again on Sunday and spearheaded a crucial 3-1 comeback win over Atalanta which was a big boost for Milan’s Champions League aspirations and manager Gennaro Gattuso will surely be relying on the striker to fire the club towards its objectives.

With a total of 17 league goals to his name, the youngster now finds himself only two goals behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the goal-scoring charts in the Serie A.

While even the striker himself has admitted how he has been left surprised by his quick-fire start to life at the San Siro, the AC Milan fans just can’t seem to get enough of him and have already come up with a pretty catchy chant to adore their new signing.

Mirroring the attacker’s goal celebration of a pistol shooter, the “Piatek! Pum pum pum pum!” chant has quickly caught on ever since it was first heard after Piatek’s first brace against Napoli last month.

While several great versions have been heard since then, perhaps the best version of the chant came from this group of Milan fans who absolutely got the rendition spot on.

Goosebumps inducing stuff! Check out the brilliant chant here:

Outrageous-looking Tottenham kit concept doing the rounds online

Concept kits always seem to provoke a mixed response from fans whenever they pop up on the internet, and this yellow Tottenham Hotspur concept kit is no different.

Featuring a bright yellow design and some blue detailing on the sleeves as well as behind the Nike logo, the kit looks to be modeled after the away jersey worn by the Spurs during the early 1990s.

The idea of using a yellow kit on their travels seems to have intrigued some fans on Twitter with the last yellow kit seen in the 2016/17 season when Under Armour were still their official kit manufacturers.

While some fans seemed to love the idea of the retro modeled design making a comeback, several others seemed less impressed with the concept kit on the micro-blogging site.

What do you think Spurs fans ? Check out the concept kit here :

Via Twitter

(Video) This fist pump from Harry Winks at full time showed what a huge result this was for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur turned on the style in the second half to stun Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the first leg of their round of 16 encounter at the Wembley yesterday.

With the influential duo of Harry Kane and Dele Alli missing, Spurs had to reshuffle a bit but Pochettino’s young side showed grit to dominate the game and Lucien Favre’s men now have a huge task at hand to turn the tie around at the Signal Iduna Park.

After a rather quite first half, Son Heung-min broke the deadlock two minutes after the restart before Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente sealed the match in the last 10 minutes.

Captaining the side in the absence of Kane, Vertonghen had a stellar performance against the German club and fully deserved his goal as well as the man of the match bong he was awarded later.

While the Belgian stole most of the headlines with his robust performance, Tottenham fans did well not to miss this bit of passion from Harry Winks at the full time whistle.

The 23-year-old had a good night himself and was highly involved in Tottenham’s play.

Just as the referee was about to signal the end of the fixture, Winks seemed to be overfilled with passion and was spotted pumping his fists as soon the whistle went off.

With Tottenham going into the second leg 3 goals to the good, a solid performance in Germany should take them through to the quarter finals and fans should be bracing themselves to see more of such gestures from Winks and his teammates if that happens.

Check out the video below –

Not the best angle, but spot the passion in this gif. from r/coys

(Image) Barcelona legend reveals his admiration for the amazing Celtic Park atmosphere

It’s one thing when an opposing manager or player says good things about your stadium before a match but it’s a whole new proposition when one of the game’s greatest legends declares his love for a club’s ground over and over again.

Barcelona legend Xavi has never been shy about expressing his love for Celtic, and once even called the Hoops “too big” to have to go through qualifying rounds to progress to the group stages of the Champions League.

The 39-year-old has also spoken about his admiration for the atmosphere at Celtic Park on occasions in the past and still seems to hold the ground in high regard.

According to a couple of Hoops supporters, the legendary midfielder named Celtic Park as the best atmosphere he has played in when they met the Spaniard recently.

Having played in a number of stadiums all across the globe, the glowing recommendation from Xavi will surely be cherished by Hoops fans for some time to come.

Check out the tweet below –