Jon Moss had as poor a day yesterday

Jon Moss had as poor a day yesterday as a match referee can have on a Football pitch.

It’s safe to say that it was his decisions which drove the match rather than the players’ skills.


But, still, neither of the two managers, whose teams were involved in the game, came up with critical remarks against him.

Claudio Ranieri just avoided commenting on the issue at all and left it upon others to form an opinion.

Slaven Bilic, on the other hand, was vocal in the fact that Moss’s last decision that is to provide the Foxes with a penalty kick snatched the match out of the Hammers’ hands, but, he added that it’s normal for the referees to be influenced by thousands and thousands of public screaming around them demanding a decision in their favour.

According to Bilic, from Moss’s perspective, the fact that some of his earlier calls in the game had displeased the spectators supporting Leicester, he might have looked to balance it out with that penalty to the hosts. But, that’s where one has to go a little easy on match officials as coping with the pressure of the home crowd anywhere in England is hard. Read Full Post…

Don Garber finds it quite unwise of Bruce Arena to come out intensely

Don Garber finds it quite unwise of Bruce Arena to come out intensely taking side of his playmaker Nigel De Jong.

Arena has recently accused the media as well as the administrators in the American League of having an agenda against De Jong.


Arena believes that particular incident which happened in the Timbers match on 10th of April, it was stretched a bit too long and the only reason for that was the involvement of De Jong in it. There was no chance of it receiving as much attention as it did if any other player had been involved.

Terming Arena’s accusation absolutely baseless and absurd, Garber has stressed that all the decisions are made in complete fairness in the Major League Soccer and there is no such thing as partiality. It’s just that the tackle made by De Jong was a bit too rough and it’s only due to it that he was punished.

What is surprising is that Arena himself, being one of the most knowledgeable persons in American Football, has always spoken for the removal of careless tackles and now he has taken a different stand. However, according to Garber, that might be because he is the manager and it’s his duty to back his player. Read Full Post…

Christian Benteke accused Jurgen for Ignoring him

Christian Benteke has accused Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp of consistently ignoring him.

The future of the Belgian international is under doubt following poor performances ever since his £ 30 million move to Anfield in the summer. Benteke was a regular scorer at Aston Villa, but many were sceptical about the possibility of his success at Merseyside. After all, he was similar in playing style to Andy Carroll and the former Newcastle man did not succeed. The critics have been proven right with Benteke managing less than 10 goals in 33 appearances for the club.

Klopp never seems to have warmed up to the striker. Benteke has managed to start only five of the 16 games that Klopp has managed. It is a lot about the manager’s interest in the forward. Liverpool will be ready to cut their losses in the summer and sell him for around £ 20 million with West Ham being rumoured to be a potential destination. Benteke revealed that he came close to leaving the club in January, but chose to stay and fight for his place. His miss against Southampton in the 3-2 loss has only angered Klopp even more. Benteke is now unlikely to start reminder of the campaign even if he manages to impress the boss in training. Read Full Post…

Middlesbrough are only two points behind the table leaders in the Championship

Middlesbrough are only two points behind the table leaders in the Championship. A major factor towards this impressive form has been winger Stewart Downing.

After spending the last couple of years at clubs like Liverpool, Aston Villa, and West Ham, the 31-year-old decided to return to the place where it all began for him – Middlesbrough. Several years ago, the club were in the Premier League and had an exciting winger in the form ofDowning. The player now returns to the club as an experienced professional keen to get the club back to the top division.

He has been such an influence in the results thatmanager Aitor Karanka has termed him as the best player in the division. This is a huge praise but the player has the capability to live up to the expectations.Downing’s form nosedived when he moved to Liverpool but he once again regained the self-confidence when he came to West Ham.Downing was a major part in Sam Allardyce’s successful campaign with West Ham for a couple of years. Winning the championship, though, is an altogether different prospect with competition being intense. This year, the likes of Hull City, Derby County, and Brighton are expected to be in contention for the top spot. Read Full Post…

Abou Diaby has finally made his way away from Arsenal

Abou Diaby has finally made his way away from Arsenal, a club where he spent so many frustrating seasons.

The 29-year old playmaker has joined Olympique de Marseille on free transfer.

While, he is quite excited about the new chapter of his career that’s about to open, he is also quite regretful of the fact that he could not prove himself as a player at the Emirates Stadium.

He stayed over there for quite a long period, but, regular injury setbacks just did not let him settle down.

In 9 years, Diaby just played 125 league games in Arsenal t-shirt.

He had been seen as a potential superstar when he was signed back in 2006 and upon his arrival, it was believed he would turn Arsenal into quite a force, but, not even a single season went by in which Diaby put on the kind of show that was expected off him.

In his first press conference at Marseille, Diaby reflected on his time at Arsenal and expressed his regrets about how it unfolded. Read Full Post…

Neil Lennon has managed to rescue Bolton from the brink of relegation

Neil Lennon has managed to rescue Bolton from the brink of relegation and he has managed to put them into the arms of safety.

Despite this, he is looking for more from his players when they take on Blackpool during the weekend. This will be great opportunity for Bolton to once again confirm their status in the Championship next season. Blackpool have been very poor throughout the campaign and they are on the verge of relegation. It would take nothing short of a miracle to see them in the Championship next season. As a result, the players are likely to be down and dead by the time they take to the field against Bolton.

Lennon wants to take this as an advantage for his team. Since the 2-0 win over Millwall, the club has gone too matches without a victory. Clubs in the relegation zone picking up points mean that there is a slight hint of Bolton being relegated this campaign. Lennon wants to end the doubts once and for all by getting a comfortable victory over Blackpool. The end to the campaign will be a difficult one for the former Premier League outfit, as they are up against the likes of Norwich City and Bournemouth. These clubs are chasing promotion and are on a great run of form. Read Full Post…