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With Raheem Sterling’s controversial BBC interview earlier this week, we’ve taken a look back at some of the best, and worst, player interviews in recent history.
Sterling wanted to get his point across, claiming he is not a “money-grabbing 20-year old” after turning down Liverpool’s latest contract offer of £100,000 a week.
There has been a backlash from the Liverpool fans and management, who believe a player, should not be doing these interviews, especially at such a pivotal point of the season. Liverpool are vying for 4th in the Premier League, which would secure Champions League …
Unfortunately diving occurs quite often in football and is increasingly becoming more of a problem in today’s football and new measures from the football governing associations are trying hard to stamp it out.
Although it looks increasingly common that players will dive at least once in their career, these can be forgiven for a momentary lapse of judgement. Our list here is focusing on serial offenders who cannot who just can’t help themselves, and as our examples show, they don’t do a very good job of masking their dives.
So we will start out countdown at number five.
Number 5 – Gareth Bale
After Aaron Ramsey’s amazing rocket of a goal against Galatasaray on Champions League Week 14 we thought we’d compile our list of the best long range goals. However distance isn’t only the criteria here, accuracy, technique and power are all essential parts in executing the perfect long range goal.
5. Tim Howard vs Bolton
Tim Howard’s became only the 4th goalkeeper to score in Premier League History when he cleared a back pass from inside his own area and it somehow evaded everyone on the pitch and bounced over Bolton Keeper Adam Bogdan and into the net. He later described the goal …
Balotelli just can’t keep out of the news! It’s been well documented that his Liverpool career has not started too well, with 9 games and 0 goals in the Premier League. Most players at a new club would ensure they are kept out of the news, training hard to win over the fans – but not the Italy international.
This week Mario added a post on Instagram described as “offensive” by the Jewish Leadership council. The post was both anti-Semitic and racial saying “jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew”. The FA and Liverpool are both investigating …
Well here we are, end of the 2012/2013 season and we are now standing on the edge of summer transfer window. Three of the top teams in the premiership have installed new managers (or almost in Manchester city’s case) and each will want to put a stamp on their inherited squads. This can only mean one thing, summer transfer rumours galore.
Here is a quick run-down of some of the movers and potential movers currently in the headlines.
The blue half of Manchester has been linked with everybody under the sun due to the financial backing they currently enjoy and …