Author Archives: Matt Heath-Smith


Van Dijk reveals how he helped rebuild Liverpool team-mate Gomez’s confidence after Sterling scrap

By | 24th January 2020

VIRGIL VAN DIJK helped rebuild Joe Gomez after his Raheem Sterling scrap. Liverpool star Gomez, 22, became involved in a brawl with Manchester City winger Sterling at England’s training camp before a Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro in November. And Gomez suffered a scratch under his eye that was still visible in Thursday night’s win […]


Lifelong fans Wilder and Hodgson work wonders as Brit bosses bite back in Premier League

By | 24th January 2020

IT’S FOR the good of English football that the number of home-grown managers has shot up to 11 in the Premier League. Only three of them are in the top half but let’s not be too greedy. Leading the Brit Pack is an Ulsterman, Brendan Rodgers at Leicester, a surprise, although not a big one, […]


Brilliant Brentford can shock Leicester.. and could soon be a fixture in Premier League

By | 24th January 2020

THE RISE of Brentford has been incredible but it should not be surprising. They are a joy to watch on the pitch right now under Thomas Frank, who has them playing a style that is both effective and easy on the eye. But it is the work they have done off the pitch in recent […]

Neil Warnock handed over texts and emails about Emiliano Sala before quitting Cardiff, book reveals

By | 11th January 2020

NEIL WARNOCK was asked by Cardiff City to hand over texts and emails about Emiliano Sala days before he resigned as manager. A new book “The Killing of Emiliano Sala” details how the club asked for the data to see if it shone any additional light on the transfer while Cardiff and Nantes remain deadlocked […]

Man Utd beaten to Donny van de Beek by Real Madrid after snubbing cut-price £20m transfer in summer

By | 11th January 2020

REAL MADRID are hot favourites to beat Manchester United to Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek – after turning down a cut-price deal to sign him last summer. United could have got the 22-year-old Ajax starlet for £20million in the last transfer window, but chose not to see the deal through. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: […]

Liverpool kid Jones overcomes illness to leave Everton sick after stunning Mersey winner

By | 5th January 2020

JURGEN KLOPP hailed Liverpool’s heroic kids after Curtis Jones netted a Mersey derby stunner. Local-lad Jones battled through illness to fire Klopp’s side in the FA Cup fourth round and become the Reds’ second youngest scorer against Everton, at 18 years and 340 days old. Klopp rested NINE stars and fielded five teens but still […]

Prem clubs may not care about FA Cup but super kids Idah and Jones had day they will never forget

By | 5th January 2020

THERE is no doubt that the FA Cup has lost some of its shine. We can pretend all we like that it is still as big as it was in the 60s and 70s but the truth is that the Premier League is more important than ever, whether it’s about winning the title, getting in […]

Harry Maguire an injury doubt for Man Utd’s Carabao Cup derby clash with City after knock vs Wolves

By | 4th January 2020

HARRY MAGUIRE could miss next week’s Manchester derby after picking up a knock against Wolves. The Manchester United defender appeared to injure his hip during the first half the FA Cup clash at Molineux. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the Red Devils Maguire, 26, soldiered on to play the full […]

Pep Guardiola admits Prem title race is OVER as shock loss to Wolves sinks Man City further behind Liverpool

By | 27th December 2019

PEP GUARDIOLA’S bid for a third straight Premier League title looks doomed after Matt Doherty completed a stunning Wolves comeback. And Raheem Sterling was pelted by missiles, including a hip flask, on a night of high drama and VAR controversy. City now sit 14 points behind Liverpool and boss Guardiola said: “The gap to Liverpool […]

Jose Mourinho slams festive Prem fixture list as ‘a crime’ as Spurs face two games in 48 hours

By | 26th December 2019

JOSE MOURINHO says making Premier League stars play two games in 48 hours is “a crime”. The Spurs boss saw his side come from a goal down to beat Brighton. They now travel to play Norwich tomorrow evening. Mourinho said: “How can they play again in less than 48 hours? The distances they run, the […]