Author Archives: Tom Roddy

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Football’s biggest bromances including Mason Mount and Declan Rice and Man Utd pals Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford

By | 10th September 2019

THEY are the ballers who became bezzies. Mason Mount and Declan Rice have emerged as the latest bromance in football having teamed up with England after forming a bond as kids at Chelsea. But the midfield mates are only one of a group of best buds in elite football. And where better to start than […]

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Arsenal icon Ian Wright’s grandson D’Margio Wright-Phillips, 17, aims to emulate dad Shaun’s success at Man City

By | 9th September 2019

GIVEN his genes, the expectation at the Etihad Campus over D’Margio Wright-Phillips’ potential is huge. For over the past 17 years the Man City winger has been moulded by his famous family, with Shaun Wright-Phillips for a father and Ian Wright as his granddad. D’Margio, who has been at City since the age of 11, […]

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Michael Owen’s sad decline from England golden boy to Real Madrid failure and ‘most boring’ pundit tag

By | 5th September 2019

MICHAEL OWEN has gone from the golden boy of English football to being considered the ‘most boring pundit’ in the sport. Back in 2002, Liverpool star Owen was fresh off his Ballon d’Or victory having catapulted his career with that stunning goal against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup. That summer, the 22-year-old took a […]

Ex-Chelsea boss Big Phil Scolari suffers death threats as he’s sacked by Palmeiras to spell end to his roller coaster career

By | 5th September 2019

HAVE we seen the last of Luiz Felipe Scolari as a top level coach? ‘Big Phil’ was sacked by Brazilian club Palmeiras on Monday night. Recently some of the club’s fans were suggesting that he should die. Scolari will be 71 in November. Does he really need the hassle? In the middle of last year […]

Seven amazing wonderkids to watch during the international break including England’s Sancho and Havertz of Germany

By | 4th September 2019

WITH the international break comes an opportunity for wonderkids across Europe to emerge. Cheeks pay be puffed out, shoulders shrugged as the domestic leagues disperse for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers. But here is a place in which we may end up getting a first glimpse at some of the future superstars across the continent. […]

Chelsea wonderkids that didn’t make it and where they are now, including Kakuta, McEachran, Rajkovic and more

By | 22nd August 2019

IT is all about the kids at Chelsea these days. Tammy Abraham is leading the line, Mason Mount is the creative force and new boss Frank Lampard is purring over the return of Reece James. But this is a club who have been known for nabbing and nurturing some of English football’s finest, only for […]

Man Utd starlet Brandon Williams is ‘next Denis Irwin’, and could step in for injured Luke Shaw

By | 21st August 2019

WHEN Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave Brandon Williams his first-team call-up at Man United, the teenager’s reaction was telling. United were travelling to Paris Saint-Germain for their Champions League round of 16 clash with an injury-ravaged squad. And Solskjaer, having promised to promote from within, called up a handful of academy players including Mason Greenwood, James […]

Renato Sanches begs Bayern Munich to let him leave on transfer over lack of game time

By | 18th August 2019

RENATO SANCHES did his best Engelbert Humperdinck impression on Friday as he begged Bayern Munich: “Please release me, let me go.” Once considered as the hottest young prospect in European football, Sanches’ career has stumbled in recent years and he’s in search of a move. The 22-year-old flopped on loan at Swansea in the 2017-18 […]

Man City using facial recognition for fans so they can beat queues on matchday

By | 18th August 2019

MANCHESTER CITY are reportedly trialling a system of technology which uses facial recognition to allow fans access to the Etihad Stadium. The Premier League champions are due to set up a single super-fast lane for supporters to enter their ground in a pilot scheme, according to The Sunday Times. It is being installed by a […]

Free agent Franck Ribery to be offered to Everton after leaving Bayern Munich

By | 18th August 2019

EVERTON have been offered the chance to sign Bayern Munich legend Franck Ribery, according to reports. Veteran Ribery, now 36, was released by the German giants this summer after 12 years and an incredible 23 trophies with the club. And, according to 90min, Marco Silva’s Everton have been given the chance to sign the former […]