Newcastle United’s massive Saudi acquisition is finally complete, and the new owners will have to cope with their first transfer window in two months, it will be very interesting to see which players they will sign into the club with their heaps of money that they have.
As a result of Steve Bruce’s departure, the new owners have hired a new manager to lead the team into the season. He understands that the team he has right now might be vastly different by January’s end, and as Eddie Howe is now the new manager for Newcastle he is ready to lead Newcastle in that direction.
In order to avoid relegation and climb the table, it is expected that Newcastle would bring in several new players during the transfer window. With more money likely to be spent on the squad in the long term, could Newcastle be a Premier League power once again? Continue reading “Will Newcastle Bounce Back and Become What the Club Once Was?”
In football, formations are used to define the general positioning of all players on the field of play, with the exception of the goalkeeper. The formations are grouped by three or four digits separated by hyphens, with the first and last number being zero. These numbers show the number of players in each row, starting with the players closest to the goalkeeper and progressing outward.
In football, the type of configuration used by a team is determined by a variety of criteria, such as the ability of the players available, the nature of the opposition, and the preferences of the club’s management. According to the match situation, formations are flexible and can be adjusted in the middle of a match if the formation and the positioning of players isn’t working out.
In the same way that football has evolved over time, football formations have changed as well. In the early years of the nineteenth century, defensive football was a completely unknown concept, and teams used to line up with as many as seven or eight forwards on the field. Continue reading “What is the most Popular and Dominant Formation in Football?”
Twitch has quickly become a household name over the past few years alongside many of the biggest content creators on the platform too playing some of the favourite games on the market, so it’s not all that surprising that many of our favourite biggest movie stars and athletes have made the jump across onto the platform too. From playing games that may be directly related to whatever they compete in, to just some of their favourite games available – and even with options for fans to get involved too as options like these betting sites enable a chance to support these stars during live play too – but who are the biggest football athletes with a presence on Twitch?
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Neymar Jr – Perhaps the biggest and most well known is certainly Neymar, and he’s not a newcomer to the platform like some others had been over the past year too. Whilst he doesn’t focus any time at all really on streaming football games, he’s well known to play some of the biggest titles in the esports scene as well as collaborating with some of the biggest names on the platform too having previously done streams with Ninja and streams with the Call of Duty official channel, even missing out on the 2018 Ballon d’Or ceremony to play. He gained a lot of popularity playing the popular title of Counter-Strike however, and particularly during the pandemic period last year was able to rack up a lot of viewer hours on his streaming channel – but also being known for receiving a Twitch ban for leaking a phone number too. Continue reading “Football Athletes Streaming on Twitch”
As perhaps the biggest and most popular sport in the world, it’s hard to imagine that football around the world could ever fall on hard times – but that is exactly what had been seen towards the start of 2020 as the pandemic spreading brought a halt to more or less all major sporting including football, and leading many fans to seek out alternative forms of entertainment – the difficulty at the time however was that many other major sporting events were going through a similar spell of lack of events during the pandemic. Continue reading “A Representation for Football in Esports”
Football managers have their preferences in style, mentality and formations. They take their ideals and concepts to most clubs they join. There’s little doubt that the 4-2-3-1 formation is the default, go to formation for modern managers. But, there’s a lot to be about the 3-5-2 formation working well in the modern game. In this article, we’re going to highlight three reasons why 3-5-2 is a great formation.
3) Two up front again
It feels like an eternity since we saw the old fashioned two partner forward pairing. The vast majority of footballing teams these days put their faith in one forward. They dress it up like it’s three with the wingers but football purists know the differences between strikers and wingers. Continue reading “3 Reasons Why the 3-5-2 is Awesome”
It’s common knowledge that professional athletes rank amongst the most competitive people on the track, in the ring and on the pitch. But few of us are aware of the growing number who are just as competitive on the casino floor.
Take Floyd Mayweather for instance. Whilst you’ve no doubt heard about the pro boxer’s perfect 50-0 record, you may not have heard of his nickname out in Las Vegas. Casino bosses on the strip know him as ‘Money’ for one simple reason: his ability to spend it.
Mayweather has no problem placing six-figure bets at the blackjack table, as the betting slip snaps he posts on social media prove. Back in 2016, he even hosted his own blackjack tournament out in the Bahamas. The top prize: $300,000. Continue reading “Sports Legends Spotted in the Casino”
It has been more than 14 years since one of England’s biggest football clubs, Leeds United, were last in the Premier League – but could the 2018-19 season finally be the year that they make their return to the top flight?
Financial problems caused by mismanagement from chairman Peter Risdale left the Yorkshire club in a mess at the start of the Millennium, seeing Leeds reach the Champions League semi-finals to being relegated to the Championship within the space of three years.
Star players such as Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Keane, Harry Kewell, Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Olivier Dacourt and Nigel Martyn were all sold during their final two seasons in the Premier League with few replacements being brought in.
The Whites finished 15th in 2002-03 before being relegated the following season. Since then they have also spent three seasons in the third tier of English football, before bouncing back to the Championship. Continue reading “Will Leeds United make their Premier League return this season?”
In a summer transfer filled with big names like Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, and Stephan Lichtsteiner, Matteo Guendouzi was sort of a surprise transfer perhaps for many Arsenal fans, who probably have never heard of the young midfielder who has been likened a lot to Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot.
Guendouzi, who was 19 years of age at the time, rejected offers from big teams like Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund to sign for Arsenal, the team which is recommended by former Arsenal and Lorient striker Jeremy Aliadiere, and indeed his move to the London team has so far proved to be a correct decision. Continue reading “A Closer Look At Matteo Guendouzi: The Midfielder Who Surprised All”