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West Ham Issue Bans For Fans Following Burnley Disturbances

West Ham have issued life bans from the club’s home and away games, to fans who threw missiles or invaded the pitch box during the home game against Burnley at the London Stadium on 10 March. Hammers chiefs vowed to clamp down after crowd trouble which included some fans throwing coins and objects towards co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan, who were in the directors’ box. Last week Vice chairman Karren Brady issued a public apology for the chaos that evolved, describing the event as “one of the most painful…

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Ronaldo Believes There Is Nobody As Good As Him

Cristiano Ronaldo has said the key to his staggering success is down to his belief that nobody is as good as he and has advised his Portuguese teammates to adopt the same attitude. The comments were made as the 33-year-old received the Portugal FA’s Player of the Year award  from UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, for the third successive year at a gala ceremony at Lisbon’s Pavilhao Carlos Lopes on Monday evening. The Real Madrid star has had an exceptional 2017 after clinching the Ballon d’Or and FIFA’s The Best award…

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FIFA Approve Use Of VAR In This Summer’s World Cup

The FIFA council has approved the use of Video Assistant Referee’s (VAR) at this summer’s World Cup in Russia. Gianni Infantino, the president of football’s governing body, has confirmed the last step towards giving match officials high-tech help in Russia was agreed to on Friday. International Football Association Board (Ifab), which consists of Fifa and the Football Associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, “unanimously approved” the introduction of VAR on a permanent basis earlier this month with the novel tech voted to be written into the laws of…

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Arsenal Through To Europa League Quarter Finals

Arsenal have made it through to the quarter finals of the European continental competition for the first time since the 2009/10 Champions League, after a 3-1 (5-1 on aggregate) win over AC Milan. They join RB Leipzig, Lazio, Sporting Lisbon, Marseille, Salzburg and CSKA Moscow and Atletico Madrid who are also though to the draw which is due to take place today (Friday) 12pm GMT. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen to avoid Atletico, who qualified for the last eight with an 8-1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow and are second…

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Tottenham Confirm Kane Out Until April With Damaged Ankle Ligaments

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane will be out until April after damaging ankle ligaments in Sunday’s Premier League win over Bournemouth. The striker suffered the injury just half hour into the game at Dean Court, going down in a heap after turning his ankle under a challenge from Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. In initial newspaper reports suggested Kane could be sidelined until May, leaving him in a race to be fit in time for England’s World Cup campaign in Russia, which begins on 18 June. But Tottenham announced details…

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Man City Jet Off To Abu Dhabi After 2-0 Victory Over Stoke

Manchester City players jetted out to Abu Dhabi on Monday night for some fair weather training, after restoring their 16-point lead in the Premier League earlier in the evening. Pep Guardiola’s side was in fine form Monday night as they defeated Stoke 2-0 at Britannia Stadium, with David Silva’s brilliant brace proving to the difference, City became the first team to beat Stoke home and away after the win. After boarding the plane shortly after the match, the squad headed to a warmer climate where they will recharge their batteries…

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Riyad Mahrez Needed Time To Think

Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez has spoken for the first time since his failed Manchester City switch and has admitted he needed time to think. The 27-year-old put in a transfer request in January shortly before City had a £60million plus Patrick Roberts offer.  But the proposed transfer collapsed after the Foxes slapped an £80million price tag on Riyad’s head, rejecting City’s numerous bids. Afterwards the Algerian winger went absent from training for over a week and missed two of Leicester’s Premier League fixtures, before returning and featuring in their last four…

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Sadio Mane Backs Liverpool To Win Against Man Utd

Sadio Mane has backed Liverpool to win against any team in the world in their current form, including Manchester United who they take on at Old Trafford on Saturday. Liverpool are just two points behind second-placed United ahead of their visit to Old Trafford for their Premier League match and could take a giant step towards sealing that runners-up spot. Jurgen Klopp’s side booked their place in the last-8 of the Champions League Tuesday night as a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their last-16 tie with Porto helped…

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Conte Criticised After Chelsea’s 1-0 Defeat By Manchester City

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has come under attack after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. After a goalless first half, Bernardo Silva gave the home side the lead just moments after the start of the second half. The criticism of the Blues and Conte from both Sky sports pundits Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville as well as on social media, followed Chelsea’s poor display which lacked confidence and flair. Chelsea were totally outplayed by City, failing to register a single effort on target and…

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Guardiola Expects Wenger To Make Right Decision On Future

Pep Guardiola has said he expects Arsene Wenger to make the right decision over his future, as Arsenal once again suffered a defeat at the hands of Manchester City, this time in the Premier League. Arsenal have lost five of their last seven games, including just days before a 3-0 defeat by City in the Carabao Cup Final and on Thursday night the scoreline was the same at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal started brightly and went close a couple of times in the opening quarter of an hour, but it…

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