Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has complained of tight fixtures again.
He has criticised the schedule of the club in recent weeks as they juggle between the various competitions they are involved in.
The Red Devils are set to play Ajax in next week’s Europa League final. Mourinho says he is frustrated that the team did not get more time to prepare. The Portuguese preferred that the last games of the season – which are played at the same time – should have been moved to Saturday instead of the Sunday afternoon it is scheduled.
The game presents Mourinho with an opportunity to get Champions League football next season if they win the title. It would be another opportunity to get a major trophy aside their EFL Cup. Continue reading MOURINHO COMPLAINS OF TIGHT FIXTURES
Premier League side Crystal Palace are not sure they would eventually give former Liverpool star MamadouSakhoa deal, according to reports in England.
The manager Sam Allardyce admitted this despite the player’s run since leaving Anfield.
The 27-year-old has been decent since he started featuring for the Glaziers. Big Sam admits this but opines that getting a permanent deal is still difficult. However, he hailed the player’s contributions to the team.
“It would be a big negotiation at the end of the season if we were to stay in the Premier League.At this moment in time Mama has chosen crystal Palace to play first-team football, I think he has settled into the environment exceptionally well,” Allardyce said.
Sakho was crucial to Palace’s clean sheets, joining new additions Patrick van Aanholt and Luka Milivojevic as the club fights relegation. Continue reading PALACE NOT SURE OF SAKHO
English Premier League side Crystal Palace want Chelsea’s veteran defender Branislav Ivanovic as the player remains out of favour at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte’s new formation has forced out the Serb as the manager prefers three quick players at the back. According to reports, Crystal Palace are willing to play the veteran as the 32-year old right back might get axed from Chelsea.
With the current set-up, Chelsea have enjoyed four wins in four games. They have kept a clean sheet and scored eleven goals, even against top teams. Ivanovic last played for the blues in the 3-0 loss to Arsenal on September 24. With just three players at the back, Victor Moses has taken his spot. Moses has been impressive in the role, forcing speculation that Ivanovic might exit the club at the end of the season before his career finally winds down completely.
Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE WANT CHELSEA’S IVANOVIC
For those who wonder how Crystal Palace will fare in the game against Manchester United, some are of the opinion that they have the potential to beat Manchester United and lift the FA cup.
The final is scheduled this coming weekend. It would definitely be a big game in the history of the club. The FA Cup final with United being the opponents signify the level to which Crystal Palace has arisen. This is the second time in the club’s history that they have reached the finals. The last time was in 1990 when the game had been played against Red Devils and it had a score of 3-3 which led to an exciting match
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English Premier League side, Crystal; Palace manager, Alan Pardew says his team’s focus was blurred in the crucial Premier League match against Manchester United. The Reds Devils had a two goal romp over the side to put pressure on others in the top four spot.
Alan Pardew said his team were motivated by the chance at a silverware when they take on Watford led by Odion Ighodalo, in the FA cup tie.
An early own goal Damien Delaney put the team in misery at first, then the effort of Matteo Darmian ensure the hosts close the gap with the top four in the Wednesday encounter.
Alan Pardew said his team were already thinking of the pressure at Wembley without dealing with the task at hand and it affected their focus during the game.
“It’s not the start anyone wants at Old Trafford – to concede after four minutes knocked us a little bit but our focus is slightly blurred as we have the semi-final on Sunday,” Pardew admitted.
“It’s a big game for Manchester united [on Saturday] but it’s much bigger for us as we could win a trophy. My players worked hard and some players got some game-time. The one-bit of key news to come out of tonight is that we’re fit and well for Sunday,” the coach said.
On the other hand, Watford sent a message to Palace with their win. The team has had a poor run of matches soil their brilliant first half of the season. Both teams will trade tackles on Sunday in the crucial FA Cup semi final tie. Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE MANAGER ADMISTS THEY LOST FOCUS
A few weeks ago, PetrCech made a huge change in his playing career as he ended his relationship with Chelsea which spanned for over 10 years and the veteran shot-stopper joined Arsenal.
Even at his 33 years of age, PetrCech is one of the highest rated players in his position but he couldn’t compete against the likes of ThibautCourtois who has displayed his world class skills and earned the trust of Jose Mourinho.
Unfortunately for PetrCech, he will eventually be forgotten in Stamford Bridge despite of everything that he has accomplished with the Premier League club, some fans of the club will probably still keep the Czech in their memories but taking into consideration the steady rise of ThibautCourtois, memories of PetrCech will fade away.
PetrCech suffered in his last few years with Chelsea as he had to settle with being a substitute player as he watched ThibautCourtois take center stage and it wasn’t the best way for him to finish his stay in Stamford Bridge.
IkerCasillas and Real Madrid have experimented something similar as IkerCasillas left Real Madrid and replaced by KikoCasillas but the sad thing in these players is not that they have been replaced, every single player will eventually get changed by a younger version, the thing that has disappointed fans is in the way that these players had to exit their respective clubs.
Casillas announced his departure in a tearful press conference where he was left completely alone. It was a very different exit compared to Barcelona when all of the players of the Spanish squad were there with Xavi Hernandez after the midfielder announced his exit and the players as well as all the executives of the club were shaken up as they saw one of their most influential figures in the club leave. Continue reading Replaced and eventually forgotten in Chelsea, Cech still has a place in Czech Republic