Author Archives: Tom Barclay


David Brooks out for another three months after second operation in huge blow to Bournemouth

By | 9th December 2019

BOURNEMOUTH’S injury crisis has deepened with the hammer blow that David Brooks has undergone another ankle operation and will be out for at least three months. The 22-year-old Welshman – nominated for PFA Young Player of the Year last season – has been sidelined since damaging ligaments during a pre-season game at Brentford. Brooks had […]


Southampton 2 Norwich 1: Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side move out of drop zone after Ings and Bertrand goals

By | 4th December 2019

DANNY INGS was right on cue once again as Ralph Hasenhuttl toasted his one-year Saints anniversary with a win. Ings hit his tenth of the season by heading home James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick before the pair celebrated by pretending to take pool shots. Ryan Bertrand then flicked in just before the break to leave Norwich looking […]


Lampard happy to share the limelight with Terry on Chelsea return …even though he is main man at Stamford Bridge now

By | 3rd December 2019

FRANK LAMPARD was used to being John Terry’s trusty sidekick during their trophy-laden 13 seasons at Chelsea together. So Lamps should have no problem sharing the limelight for one night only when JT makes an emotional return to Stamford Bridge tonight. Only this time, it will be Lampard playing the role of No 1 and Terry […]

Chelsea starlet Reece James floored Hulk aged 18… now he is ready to tame Raheem Sterling and Man City

By | 21st November 2019

REECE JAMES put Wilfried Zaha in his pocket on his first Premier League bow but it did not surprise those who know him. The Chelsea rookie, 19, shut out Crystal Palace’s talisman during his side’s 2-0 win before the international break. Yet those at Wigan would have smiled knowingly, having last term seen the then […]

Chelsea have option to recall Conor Gallagher in January transfer window after flourishing at Charlton

By | 20th November 2019

CHELSEA have the option to recall whizkid Conor Gallagher in January. The midfielder, 19, is flourishing this term during a season-long loan to Charlton in the Championship. Gallagher has already found the back of the net five times in the league this season. But there is a break clause in the deal meaning the Blues […]

Greenwood wants to emulate Rooney for Man Utd and England.. even though he’s NEVER met him

By | 18th November 2019

MASON GREENWOOD wants to be just like his goal hero Wayne Rooney — even though the pair have never met! Manchester United’s 18-year-old whizkid amazingly never bumped into the strike legend despite a whole decade at the club together. But that has not stopped the young forward’s determination to follow in United’s 253-goal record scorer’s […]

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer a leading candidate to replace Neil Warnock at Cardiff after impressive Championship start

By | 11th November 2019

LEE BOWYER is on Cardiff’s radar as a possible successor to Neil Warnock. Veteran chief Warnock parted ways with the Bluebirds on Monday following Sunday’s derby defeat to Bristol City. And SunSport understands Bowyer could be the man the Welsh side turn to to fill the vacancy. The ex-Leeds and Newcastle star, 42, he forged […]

Richarlison adds to Southampton woes as Everton nick win at St Mary’s

By | 9th November 2019

RICH man, poor man. Richarlison’s late strike was worth its weight in gold to under-fire boss Marco Silva, most likely saving him from the axe. But it could have the opposite effect on poor Ralph Hasenhuttl, who will be fearing for his job as we approach the dreaded the international break. Both managers went into […]

Bournemouth star Diego Rico inspired by brave brother Javier and his positive attitude

By | 8th November 2019

DIEGO RICO never stopped smiling last season — even when it seemed things  may not work out for him in England. The Spaniard made just five Premier League starts in his debut campaign with Bournemouth, losing 11 of his 12 league games. That is in stark contrast to his hot form this term. Left-back Rico, […]

Norwich 0 Watford 2: Gerard Deulofeu and Andre Gray fire Hornets to first win of the season and leave Canaries bottom

By | 8th November 2019

SOME players play better under pressure – and Quique Sanchez Flores clearly feels his beleaguered Watford troops fit that profile. That was the only explanation as to why he unnecessarily cranked up the heat on himself and his side going into this basement battle. The Spaniard, re-appointed just two months ago, claimed pre-match that suggestions […]