Steven Gerrard’s fairytale finish in tatters
Monday 20 April 2015
Aston Villa has captured the hearts of the footballing world
this morning, after the underdogs defeated Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup Semi
Manager Tim Sherwood’s arrival at Villa has dawned new life
at the club. His invigorating energy has turned Villa’s form around hauling Villa from relegation fears. They have an opportunity to create something special at the FA Cup Final, come
The awakening of Jack Grealish is testament to Sherwood’s bold
reputation for placing faith in his young players. He was a keen advocate in starting
youth like Harry Kane, Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason during his time at
Tottenham FC. Lifelong Villa fan Grealish will be hoping to live up to his ancestors’
name, who lifted the trophy over a century ago.
Villa can make up for their teams failed efforts in their previous
FA Cup final 15 years ago where they lost to Chelsea. They are on the verge of
creating history and breaking a 58 year drought since they last lifted the illustrious
trophy. Some fans have been waiting all their lives to see this happen, signifying
the importance of the upcoming game against Arsenal in the Final.
It’s been anything but a fairytale for club legend Steven who
looked lost after last night’s game. The shock loss cancelled out any chance of
being given the perfect send off. Instead, he will be spending his 35th
birthday at home as a spectator, during the FA Cup final.
Liverpool has struggled to get the monkey off their back in
big games. Too often they have been susceptible to big game pressure as seen
during games against Arsenal and Manchester United.
The future has begun to look frightening for manager Brendan
Rodgers who took over in 2012. Three years on and he becomes the first manager
not to win a single trophy inside three seasons since the 1950’s.
TITLE ALMOST WRAPPED UP FOR EPL’S CHELSEA AND A-LEAGUES MELBOURNE
Chelsea defeated Manchester United 1-0 on the weekend to stretch their league lead to 10 points. The Blues are drawing closer to their first
Premier League title since 2010. They will be faced with one final test, where they travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal in a showdown which could
potentially make or break Chelsea’s season.
Melbourne Victory is on the verge of clinching the Premiers
Plate in the A-League. They valiantly defeated Brisbane roar twice, in their
double fixture and face Central Coast in the final game of the season. The only
way the Victory can be toppled over at the final hurdle, is if they lose to
Sydney FC on goal difference. It will take a miracle for Sydney FC who will
need to defeat Wellington away 4-0 and rely on Victory losing to eighth place
Central Coast 4-0.
It’s been a bloody night in Brazilian city Sao Paulo, where
eight fans were gunned down at the Corinthians fan club headquarters. Two armed
men stormed the headquarters taking the victims hostage, before violently
executing them in a horrific night for football. (Telegraph)
A semi-professional footballer in England has been fired
after being filmed having sex with a supporter in the managers dug-out.
Ironically enough, the event occurred on a day the club were promoting ‘ladies
day’ in support of more female fans. (Mirror)
HERE ARE OUR TOP 5
GOALS OF THE WEEKEND
Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven) vs. Heerenveen
Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders) vs. Colorado Rapids
James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) vs. Malaga
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) vs. Deportivo La
Sunday League Special********* (That commentary though!)
TRANSFER TALKS OR CHINESE WHISPERS?
Angel Di Maria tells Manchester United he wants to stay
after he extends lease on new home. (Mirror)
Liverpool is looking at signing Chelsea Goalkeeping veteran
Peter Cech on loan this summer. (Express)
It’s B*****t! Ibrahimovic’s agent SLAMS talk of a move to
Man Utd, Arsenal or Liverpool (Daily
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