Curtis hopeful Shelvey and Gomis will stay at Swansea

Football – Swansea City v Newcastle United – Barclays Premier League – Liberty Stadium – 15/8/15Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates with Jonjo Shelvey after scoring the first goal for Swansea Action Images via Reuters / Carl RecineLivepic/Files Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and striker Bafetimbi Gomis have not requested for a move away from the Liberty Stadium despite falling down the pecking ... Read More »

Manchester Derby – A Fan’s Old Trafford Pilgrimage

It was the dream of dreams, as I sat among 75,000 fans, watching the two Manchester giants clash before my eyes, from the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand. United Trinity refers to the Manchester United trio of George Best, Denis Law, and Bobby Charlton who helped the Red Devils become the first-ever English club to win the European Cup in 1968. ... Read More »

Wenger rejects doubts about Arsenal’s title credentials

Football Soccer – Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth – Barclays Premier League – Emirates Stadium – 28/12/15Arsenal manager Arsene WengerReuters / Stefan WermuthLivepic Manager Arsene Wenger has rejected doubts about Arsenal’s title credentials, saying statistics back him up about the Premier League leaders on New Year’s day. Monday’s comfortable 2-0 win over Bournemouth ensured the Gunners end the year on top ... Read More »

El Clasico With a Difference – Divided by Loyalty, United by Football

The El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid, considered to be one of the greatest club games in football, had a sense of occasion and melancholy this time. Real Madrid and Barcelona paid tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks just before the start of the El Clasico Police trucks, helmet-clad policeman on horsebacks and a giant French ... Read More »

Lukaku can carry purple patch into 2016, says Martinez

Football Soccer – Everton v Stoke City – Barclays Premier League – Goodison Park – 28/12/15Everton’s Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their second goalAction Images via Reuters / Carl RecineLivepic Striker Romelu Lukaku’s sublime form in front of goal has been among Everton’s biggest positives in 2015, Everton manager Roberto Martinez said. Belgian Lukaku, with 15 goals to his name, is ... Read More »

Fourth-Tier Minnows Welcome Mighty Paris Saint-Germain in French Cup

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) took advantage of the short winter break to do some warm weather training in Qatar, where they beat Inter Milan 1-0 in a friendly on Wednesday with a goal scored by Jean-Kevin Augustin. Paris Saint-Germain lifted the French Cup last season by beating second-tier Auxerre 1-0 in the final. Paris: Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) begin their defence of ... Read More »

Ranieri wants Leicester to build on fantastic half-season

Football Soccer – Leicester City v Manchester City – Barclays Premier League – King Power Stadium – 29/12/15Leicester City manager Claudio RanieriReuters / Darren StaplesLivepic Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has backed his squad to build on their “fantastic half-season” ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against relegation-threatened Bournemouth. Leicester, who were on the brink of relegation last year, are ... Read More »

Is Neymar the Man to End Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Monopoly?

Neymar Junior has been shortlisted for the prestigious FIFA Ballon d’Or award alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Neymar has been in a superb form this year. While the debate on who is currently the world’s best footballer between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi rages on, a certain Brazilian by the name of Neymar da Silva Santos Junior has staked ... Read More »

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Nelson Wicket Has Both Teams in a Spin

Another win to Sri Lanka would level the series at two wins apiece and turn the fifth and final game into the decider. A key piece of intelligence New Zealand took from the third match at Nelson’s Saxton Oval on Thursday was a sign the pitch is starting to take turn. Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 8 wickets in ... Read More »

West Ham unlikely to be active in January, says Bilic

Football Soccer – West Ham United v Southampton – Barclays Premier League – Upton Park – 15/16 – 28/12/15West Ham manager Slaven BilicAction Images via Reuters / Tony O’Brien West Ham United’s improving injury situation has meant that they are unlikely to dip into the January transfer market, manager Slaven Bilic said on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash ... Read More »