We’ve now reached the end of one of the strangest and most exciting seasons in Premier League history. The FA Cup winners and Champions League finalists Chelsea finished 6th, big spending soccer ballers Liverpool win the League Cup but finish 8th below Everton, and Manchester City wait until the last few minutes of the season to secure their status as the best team in England, and claim the title for the first time since 1968. Even now all the games have been played, the European spots are still undecided as Chelsea can qualify for next seasons Champions League if they win the final next week, meaning Spurs would miss out on Europe’s most lucrative and prestigious competition, Read more..
Pavel Pogrebnyak has scored two goals in two games for Fulham since his move from Stuttgart in January, and in a league which is often said to be difficult for new signings from foreign leagues to adapt to, Pogrebnyak has proven he has the ability to fit straight in at the Cottage. No wonder Martin Jol didn’t seem too fussed about the departure of Bobby Zamora, as he moved to sign the 28 year old Russian with money to spare. Pogrebnyak is a player who has always had the ability to become a good striker in the Premier League. He has the prerequisite great feet for a big man, is strong on and off the Read more..
Luis Suarez has been in double trouble recently; firstly over an alleged racial insult aimed at the French Manchester United full back, Patrice Evra, and secondly because of a middle finger salute he gave to the Fulham fans after Liverpool’s recent defeat at Craven Cottage. Negrito Suarez has claimed that the term he repeatedly used towards Evra – “negrito” – is a friendly term used in South America, Uruguay, and some other Spanish speaking countries, for someone who is of slightly darker skin tone and is a friendly nickname which is used even amongst team mates. Plenty of people have moved to back this theory up, and it has emerged during the past few weeks Read more..
Fulham’s players have been in training for a week, in preparation for their massive Europa League first qualifying round tie against NSI Runavik of the Faroe Islands. Much of the pre match talk of NSI fielding a reserve team seems unfounded, as their starting line up suggests that they aren’t willing to take any chances against the minnows of the English Premier League. The Cottagers meanwhile have approached the game in a fairly nonchalant manner, including the likes of Damien Duff, Bobby Zamora, Aaron Hughes, and Andy Johnson in their starting XI. Currently halfway through the 2011 Faroe Islands Premier League season, NSI Runavik should be the more prepared of the two teams, as they Read more..