Author Archives: Jon Boon

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Dani Alves endured a tricky Copa Libertadores debut at 3,800 metres above sea level as he aims to add to his trophy haul

By | 10th March 2020

TWO months short of his 37th birthday and with a record 40 titles on his CV, Daniel Alves had never played a game in the Copa Libertadores until he got a harsh baptism of fire last Thursday. Last year, after over a decade and a half in Europe, Brazil’s captain went back home and joined […]

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Faustino Anjorin is Chelsea’s teenage midfield star who idolises Frank Lampard and was named after Asprilla

By | 8th March 2020

THE conveyor belt of talent that’s running through Stamford Bridge has unearthed another gem. Faustino Anjorin is a classic midfield powerhouse – who grew up idolising current Blues manager Frank Lampard. And the attacking midfielder is so highly-rated in West London, he is set to make his debut for the Blues in their Carabao Cup […]

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How Alan Shearer and Michael Owen went from England pals to bitter rivals after disastrous Newcastle spell

By | 6th March 2020

ALAN SHEARER and Michael Owen were an England strike-force that breathed fear into the opposition. Built upon a budding friendship, their play was often telepathic as target-man Shearer offered a buffer for the live-wire Owen to pick up the pieces. But today, the pair don’t see eye-to-eye – as has been highlighted by their Twitter […]

Hashtag United: The non-league club’s remarkable rise means they’re now getting more views online than Spurs

By | 6th March 2020

FORGET Man City’s rivalry with Man United, Hashtag United are on their way to becoming Tottenham’s noisy neighbours. Initially set up as a team that lived and breathed on YouTube by vlogger Spencer Owen, they entered the ninth tier of the football pyramid this season. Playing out of Coles Park Stadium, just a stones throwaway […]

Man Utd wonderkid Shola Shoretire has been likened to Jay-Jay Okocha and played for the Under-19 team aged just 14

By | 6th March 2020

IF you’re good enough, they’re willing to throw you in at the deep end. And with exciting forward Shola Shoretire, Manchester United are hedging their bets that they’ve unearthed the next big thing. This week it was revealed that Shoretire, who only turned 16 last month, had already signed schoolboy terms, as well as a […]

The sad demise of Ronaldinho, from Barcelona’s darling of Camp Nou to £4m debt, house seizure, and passport fraud

By | 5th March 2020

RONALDINHO was one of football’s modern day geniuses. The Brazilian forward, still only 39, won two Fifa World Player of the Year Awards, as well as a Ballon d’Or at the peak of his powers. His flawless technique, tricks, feints and no-look passes graced the Nou Camp in the five years he starred at Barcelona. […]

Tottenham’s Champions League opponents RB Leipzig boast stunning Wags, including a wedding planner and reality TV star

By | 19th February 2020

WHEN you’re vying for top spot in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, you wouldn’t expect anything else. RB Leipzig are coming to town in the Champions League, as the Germans take on Jose Mourinho’s Spurs. And you can bet that they’ll be bringing their stunning Wags to London with them. The likes of Patrik Schick, […]

Eric Djemba Djemba recalls Marc-Vivien Foe’s tragic death, including chilling moment he vowed to die on the the pitch

By | 13th February 2020

ERIC DJEMBA DJEMBA has recalled the chilling moment his former Cameroon teammate Marc-Vivien Foe declared he was ready to die on the football pitch. The former West Ham and Man City midfielder made the bold statement just hours before their crucial Confederations Cup semifinal against Colombia, the game in which he collapsed in the centre […]

On this day 50 years ago George Best scored a record six times as Man Utd beat Northampton 8-2 in a classic FA Cup tie

By | 7th February 2020

GEORGE BEST put in many magical performances in a Manchester United shirt. After all, he famously exploded onto the world scene as a 19-year-old, scoring twice against Benfica in a European Cup quarter-final at the Stadium of Light in Lisbon – outshining the legendary local favourite, Eusebio. But on February 7, 1970, the Northern Ireland […]