Wayne Rooney must play in midfield

Wayne Rooney must play in midfield

Jose Mourinho surprised many with comments this week stating he plans to play Wayne Rooney as a striker and not in midfield as many predicted. The England and Manchester United captain has been playing in centre midfield for Roy Hodgson's side at the European Championships and ended the season with his domestic side as a midfielder - performing well in their final games. However, Mourinho made it clear the captain would be used as a goal threat despite most people …
5 unwanted reunions in the 2016-17 Premier League season

5 unwanted reunions in the 2016-17 Premier League season

This season sees the return of Jose Mourinho as he join Manchester United for the 2016-17 season. Pep Guardiola is introduced to the Premier League and some big European stars are following him including Ibrahimovic so their could be some reunions with players and their former bosses. Steve Bruce is making a return to the top flight with promoted side, Hull City and there's a return for former England international David Nugent as part of the Championship winning side, Burnley. …
Will Zlatan be Worth the Fuss?

Will Zlatan be Worth the Fuss?

It was the move rumoured for weeks and now the player himself has confirmed it’s happening: Zlatan Ibrahimović will finally be making his way to the Premier League to join Manchester United on a free transfer. The much debated UK weekly contribution to the EU budget may pale in comparison to Ibrahimović’s rumoured wages at Old Trafford. Of course, that’s tongue-in-cheek, but in all seriousness, the board will expect shirt sales to recoup a significant portion of their outlay and …
Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Should he come to England?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Should he come to England?

The Premier League is going to become interesting this summer after the television deal comes into effect. I'd expect a number of big names to come to the league, and they won't be restricted to only the big sides in the division. Last summer showed that players with Champions League quality such as Georginio Wijnaldum and Dimitri Payet were willing to go to mid table clubs in order to ply their trade in England. This summer, one of the biggest …
Spirited Sweden Sink France - Match stats report

Spirited Sweden Sink France - Match stats report

Sweden began their final game at Euro 2012 looking to exit the competition with some pride salvaged and some hope for the future restored. They faced a French side they had not beaten in a competitive game since October 1949 in Stockholm and a team that was looking to finish the group stages at the top of the group and avoid a game against Spain in the quarter finals. Sweden defended well throughout the game and prevented France from having …
Brave Sweden Dumped Out - Sweden Euro 2012 match stats

Brave Sweden Dumped Out - Sweden Euro 2012 match stats

A tense Friday night in Kiev for both sets of fans, both Sweden and England knew that a positive result here was vital. England had never beaten Sweden in a competitive encounter, drawing five and losing two of the seven matches, reason for Swedish fans to be optimistic despite their poor performance against Ukraine. With the start delayed by the events in Donetsk at the other group D game, as rain and thunderstorms forced the teams off the pitch for …
Shevchenko sinks Sweden | Ukraine Match Stats Report

Shevchenko sinks Sweden | Ukraine Match Stats Report

Leading up to the game, many thought Ukraine vs. Sweden would be Monday's undercard with England and France doing battle earlier on in the day. To still say this would be disrespectful to either team, as a scintillating second half saw 3 goals inside 10 minutes. Ukraine were somewhat of an unknown entity coming into this tournament, and many doubted them against Sweden . They hadn't played a competitive fixture in over 2 years, many thought their brightest sparks were …
Sweden's hopes dashed by Shevchenko - A Sweden match report

Sweden's hopes dashed by Shevchenko - A Sweden match report

Sweden's tournament started off with less of a bang than they had hoped, 3 points dropped to a Ukraine team most expected them to beat with games against England and France to come, many expected Sweden to take 3 points and quickly shift their focus to the next game on Friday versus England but this was not the case. 2 goals from Andrey Shevchenko countered the opening goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to give Ukraine the victory and send Sweden to …
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