Author Archives: Tom Barclay


Brighton 1 Aston Villa 1: Jack Grealish steals point with spectacular volley after Leandro Trossard’s first-half opener

By | 18th January 2020

JACK GREALISH robbed an undeserved point for Aston Villa with a late volley at Brighton. Leandro Trossard gave the Seagulls the lead on 38 minutes with a fine left-footed effort but Grealish popped up with just 15 minutes of normal time remaining to make it 1-1 and give his side a much needed point. An […]


Brighton match Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy’s donation to raise around £15,000 to help fight Australian wild fires

By | 15th January 2020

BIG-HEARTED Brighton have matched the personal donations of Aussie pair Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy to help fight the bushfire crisis Down Under. Seagulls keeper Ryan pledged £265 – 500 Australian dollars – per save made by any keeper during last weekend’s round of Premier League games. After 56 saves made, the total came to […]


Jack Clarke to complete loan transfer from Tottenham to QPR despite Jose Mourinho’s injury crisis

By | 14th January 2020

JACK CLARKE is likely to complete his loan switch to QPR today. The England Under-20 starlet joined Tottenham from Leeds in the summer for £10million before immediately returning to Elland Road on loan. But the switch did not work out with Clarke making only three appearances for Marcelo Bielsa’s side. Spurs recalled him and will […]

Chelsea star Tammy Abraham ready to step in for Harry Kane – if England striker misses Euro 2020

By | 12th January 2020

TAMMY ABRAHAM relishes the race to take Harry Kane’s England spot — if the Tottenham star is ruled out of the Euros. Striker Kane has had surgery on a torn hamstring and is not expected to train again until April. That will leave little time to be fit for this summer’s big tournament. Chelsea ace […]

Chelsea 3 Burnley 0: Abraham shows he is crock Kane’s heir apparent for England as Blues tighten grip on fourth place

By | 11th January 2020

TAMMY ABRAHAM lived up to his billing as Harry Kane’s heir-apparent by piling more misery on free-falling Burnley. The Chelsea whizkid is in the hotseat to lead the line for England should captain Kane’s torn hamstring wreck his Euro 2020 chances. And Abraham proved he is not feeling the pressure of that tag as he […]

West Ham boss David Moyes has got hairdryer ready for hot and cold Hammers, reveals midfielder Declan Rice

By | 2nd January 2020

DECLAN RICE reckons David Moyes has got the hairdryer at the ready to stop West Ham blowing hot and cold. Moyes got his second spell as Hammers manager off to an impressive start with a 4-0 thumping of Bournemouth on New Year’s Day. It was the club’s biggest win in 12 years and the players […]

Frank Lampard says Jose Mourinho’s naked pep-talk taught him how to expose Chelsea stars to praise

By | 21st December 2019

FRANK LAMPARD is happy to shower his players with praise to forge a water-tight bond — just as Jose Mourinho famously did with him. But the Blues boss draws the line at playing computer games with his squad to win their affection. Mourinho once told a starkers Lampard fresh from the shower that he was […]

Man Utd star Aaron Wan-Bissaka still ‘humble’ says childhood pal and rival Senior – but he used to be a ‘flukey striker’

By | 17th December 2019

AARON WAN-BISSAKA comes up against a childhood pal on Wednesday who will be hoping to turn Old Trafford into Colchester’s winter wonderland. Courtney Senior grew up three minutes away from Wan-Bissaka in New Addington, South London. The pair used to play on the green opposite the council house where the Manchester United star lived as […]

Jose Mourinho reveals his dad played in goal at Wolves and hails Tottenham keeper Gazzaniga for ‘magic hands’ in win

By | 15th December 2019

JOSE MOURINHO watched Paulo Gazzaniga’s “magic hands” help Spurs grab a vital victory then claimed: Dad’ll do for me! Mourinho’s late father Felix played in goal for Belenenses at Molineux in 1973 — and Gazzaniga’s save to deny Romain That stop paved the way for Spurs to nick it at the end through Jan Vertonghen’s […]

Leicester 1 Norwich 1: Foxes’ nine-game winning run comes to an end as basement boys cling on to spoil Vardy’s party

By | 14th December 2019

WE didn’t actually think they could do it, did we? Leicester, the miracle men of 2016, had become the only side who could stop Liverpool from a first league title for 30 years. Manchester City’s injury list had proved too crippling, the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United nowhere near good enough. Brendan Rodgers, […]