Author Archives: John Hutchinson

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Foden makes another point to Guardiola with both goals as England see off plucky Kosovo

By | 9th September 2019

PHIL FODEN was at the double to back up his plea to Pep Guardiola to play him more. The 19-year-old has been reduced to just ten minutes of Premier League action for Manchester City this season. He spoke of his hunger to get more game-time at the Etihad after grabbing two assists in Friday’s 3-2 […]

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England U21 player ratings: Foden proves he should NEVER be dropped but Nelson has work to do

By | 9th September 2019

PHIL FODEN scored both goals of a dour game as England U21s saw off minnows Kosovo in their second Euro Qualifier. While the build-up play was neat and tidy, but the ruthlessness up top is a major worry for Aidy Boothroyd in their campaign. Eddie Nketiah missed some decent chances, and in the end the […]

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Man Utd defender Wan-Bissaka ‘can be one of the greats,’ says Treble winner Wes Brown

By | 9th September 2019

AARON WAN-BISSAKA has won the praise of former Manchester United defender Wes Brown who thinks he can “become one of the greats”. In what has been a difficult start for United in the new Premier League season, Wan-Bissaka has been a shining light. Much was made of how the England star would fit in following […]

FIFA 20: Only two Man Utd players and ONE Chelsea player make it into the top 100 ratings

By | 9th September 2019

FIFA’S top 100-rated players have been revealed – and there is more misery for Manchester United and Chelsea fans. David De Gea (rated 89) and Paul Pogba (88) are the only United players to feature in the list. And it’s even worse for their rivals from London. N’Golo Kante (89) is the only one of […]

Diego Maradona reveals Lionel Messi had an ‘issue’ with free-kicks until he coached him

By | 9th September 2019

DIEGO MARADONA has claimed he is the man who trained Lionel Messi to score from free-kicks. The two worked together during Maradona‘s time as head coach of Argentina between 2008 and 2010. And Maradona says that he had to pass on some pearls of wisdom on how to score direct from a set-piece as 32-year-old […]

Man Utd icon Rio Ferdinand accused of mocking dwarves after ‘disgusting’ joke about ex-teammate Patrice Evra

By | 4th September 2019

RIO FERDINAND has been slammed on social media for comparing former Manchester United team-mate Patrice Evra to a dwarf. The retired footballer has been using his Instagram account to upload pictures and videos showing small men, some posing and some playing sport. It appears to be continuing some kind of ‘joke’ with Evra, who has […]

Inter Milan ultras defend fans who racially abused Romelu Lukaku insisting chants used to ‘mess rivals up’

By | 3rd September 2019

INTER MILAN’S ultras have shockingly defended the actions of Cagliari fans who racially abused Romelu Lukaku at the weekend. The summer signing from Manchester United suffered sick racist monkey chants as he scored Inter Milan’s winning penalty. But the Curva Nord fans’ group, writing on their Facebook page ‘L’urlo della Nord,’ claim that the chants […]

Bolton clash delayed by fan congestion as supporters flock back after club was saved from extinction

By | 3rd September 2019

BOLTON’S EFL Trophy game against Bradford was delayed as fans flocked back to the club days after it was saved from extinction. It was the highest attendance of the season so far, 9,062, despite it being for a game in the much-maligned cup competition. It is also the most fans to ever attend a group […]

Man Utd boss Solskjaer ‘was willing to sell Paul Pogba but Real Madrid and Barcelona never made serious transfer offers’

By | 3rd September 2019

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was reportedly happy to sell Paul Pogba this summer. As part of an expected Old Trafford overhaul, the French midfielder was expected to be one of the biggest casualties. Real Madrid and Barcelona were rumoured to be the most likely destination for the 26-year-old. But according to MailOnline, despite […]

Greizmann replacement Felix can fire Atletico Madrid above Barca and Real claims, Forlan

By | 3rd September 2019

JOAO FELIX is the perfect successor to Antoine Griezmann at Atletico Madrid, according to former player Diego Forlan. And the £113million summer signing from Benfica can be the man to fire Atletico to the La Liga title. The 19-year-old has a goal and an assist to his name in Atletico’s first three league games of […]