Federer: Still Number 1

Federer the great, prepares to defend his Dubai Championships title, he is 31-year-old but he’s not about to talk about retirement, he said he can play for ‘many more years to come’ and still can win another Grand Slam title. I don’t doubt him do you?

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have played in the last two Grand Slam finals and Federer not about to just over the crown and allow him to fade into the background like not an injury-plagued Rafael Nadal can still come back.

As he prepares to defend his Dubai Championships title, the 31-year-old Federer says Sunday he is playing “excellent tennis” and is confident he can overtake Djokovic for top spot. He also brushed aside talk of retirement, insisting he can play for “many more years to come” and still can win another Grand Slam title.

People say he should give up, I have heard he was to old but please he is second in the world, he is still making finals let’s not be ridiculous. The 17-time Grand Slam champion added to his total with a Wimbledon title in 2012 but lost in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open and the semifinals of this year’s Australian Open.

I think Federer can still win and win big, I will never doubt this man what do you think…?  

Pro Football Rumours

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Roma have confirmed the departure of director general Franco Baldini, who is being strongly linked with a move to Tottenham.

 

Newly promoted Crystal Palace have made approaches for Blackpool duo Thomas Ince and Matt Phillips.

 

Diego Simeone has admitted that Wolfsburg star Diego is the only player that he has asked Atletico Madrid to sign him this summer.

 

Relations are strained between Swansea manager Michael Laudrup and his chairman Huw Jenkins.

 

Jose Mourinho insists that he is planning to stay at Chelsea second time around for a ‘long time’.

 

Premier League clubs’ revenue reached a record £2,360m in 2011/12, according to the 22nd Annual Review of Football Finance from the Sports Business Group at Deloitte.

 

Bayer Leverkusen general manager Rudi Voller has denied that he concluded a deal with Chelsea for Andre Schurrle following a meeting with Jose Mourinho.

 

Jackson Martinez’s agent has denied he is in talks with Tottenham and insists that his client is happy to stay at Porto.

 

South African striker Benni McCarthy has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.

 

Highly-rated goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is ready to leave Sunderland, according to his agent.

 

James McClean has admitted he is not sure what will happen over the summer but he is looking to push on at Sunderland next season.

 

Turkish side Kasimpasa have agreed deals for Ryan Babel and Ryan Donk.

 

Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has reiterated that young goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will remain at the club next season.

 

Mesut Ozil believes his Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is the clear front-runner for the Ballon d’Or.

 

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque admits that he does not have a striker who he can truly rely on at his disposal.

 

Schalke chairman Clemens Tonnies believes Bayern Munich full-back Rafinha would like to rejoin the club this summer.

 

Mario Gomez’s agent Uli Ferber has revealed that the prolific striker is likely to leave Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.

 

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has made it clear that the Serie A side will not make a move for Kaka this summer as he feels the Real Madrid midfielder is too old for the Rossoneri.

 

Florentino Perez has insisted that Real Madrid have no intention to sell Pepe amid reports that the Portugal international could be on the move this summer.

Center Midfielder, A Lost Art?

The center midfielder position is becoming a lost art. Players are now designated roles, for instance, a defensive mid. In the Premier League there are still those left tasked with winning the ball, keeping possession and providing support to the attack. A great, or even good, true central mid needs stamina, technique, grit, defensive and offensive prowess, positional awareness and not essential but beneficial, leadership.

The list of quality players with the above, for this season and moving forward, is shorter than you may think. First let me address those left off the list and the reason for it:

Gerrard (with age has become a deep lying playmaker, Although on his day he can still top this list)
Lampard (similar to Gerrard but these days is relied on for specific duties as appose to the whole package)
Michu started a midfielder but has slowly been converted into a traditional number 10
Rooney I think could be a top 5 center mid in the world, but alas Moyes still sees him as a support striker/advanced mid
Cabaye just doesn’t provide enough defensively based on the eye test for me

Let’s have look around the league of the best center mids left;

Best Center Midfielders

Aaron Ramsey – let’s start with the current obvious choice. Stealing all the headlines and in the form of his life, Mr Ramsey is awakening those previously oblivious to his ability with some truly sumptuous performances. Leading the league in tackles from mid as of writing this while chipping in with 6 goals already he is currently the definition of a try centre mid. With Flamini to help defined and Ozil providing offensive spark, Ramsey has found himself contributing on both ends but not having to be the best at either (although currently he is Arsenals most dangerous midfielder). Ironically, despite the dearth of center mids, Arsenal have another in Wiltshire who provides a little bit of everything on both ends of the pitch. But current Aaron is ahead in development and performances.

Moussa Dembele – there are a few Tottenham players you could consider putting on this list, including a favourite of mine Sandro. But with Dembele you have the more in form player, capable of bossing a midfield while having deceptive technique and vision being able to contribute with goals/assists also. It wasn’t long ago he went to Old Trafford and absolutely bossed the midfield on both sides of the ball. A truly gifted player who perhaps doesn’t get his just due.

Marouanne Fellaini – defensively a stalwart but I do question his technique as it’s definitely not on par with the two above. He uses his giant build to boss the midfield and protect his back four while as evidenced last year, he is absolutely more than capable of contributing with goals. He even played some time as a support striker for Everton and I expect this to dip dramatically this year at United. He could form a great middle with Carrick/Kagawa but whether we see it is a another story. He may be off this list next year however as United look like they may begin to employ him more strictly as a defensive mid.

YaYa Toure – impossible to do this list without him. City struggled at times last year and it coincided with the form of the truly dominating Ivory Coast giant. Physically he is able to bully just about any team in the world while he has the technique and attacking know how to rival anyone on this list. He brings drive, power, a deft touch and goalscoring ability. Man City have traditionally liked to push him further up the pitch due to difficulty presented in marking him but time and again he has proven he is more than capable of shielding the back four.

Who do you think is the best from the above and who else should be on the list? Is the true center mid a dying position?

Manchester United Will Rank Top 5

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Louis van Gaal is a world-class manager, you may not know that if you started watching football in the last two weeks, but as a Man United Fan I believe Man United will finish top 5 and here are my 5 reasons why (when I say top 5 I mean top 6 I will just never openly admit we could finish so low)

1. Firstly lets start with Louis Van Failing at the moment, he’s managed clubs in Spain, Germany and the Netherlands and won the league title in each, sounds like Mourinho esqe to me and trust me he has bigger balls. He’s won the

  • European Cup
  • UEFA Cup
  • UEFA Super Cup,
  • And a whole host of domestic trophies.

In the two seasons with AZ in Holland they were in the UEFA Cup, having endured 22 years without any European competition. In Van Gaal’s first season at the club, he guided AZ to finishing in one of the Champions League qualifying positions, let’s hope he can do the same again, except this time with a (slightly) better team and a bigger wallet

So let’s talk about this wallet…

2. Woodward

Assume the blank part of this blog to be a lot of curse words and mocking chants, he is a laughing stock and has brought himself a little bit of time by buying Di Maria,  after last summer failing to bring in any players beside Marouane Fellaini. He now has Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera, and Marcos Rojo. When you consider that six players have left the club this summer, United’s squad is arguably worse than it was last season. Ok not arguable but yes its awful.

Futhermore Di Maria for 60+ is a head scratcher to me for the following reasons (firstly I just want to say he is an amazing player)

Di Maria is not a 3-5-2 formation player, which is a system Van Gaal loves and plays a lot. He may play as a winger and then I wonder how he will fit in as a Premiership winger, with Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney the automatic first-choice strikers and no shortage of attacking midfielders at United, e.g. Juan Mata and Ander Herrera, it’s hard to see how Di Maria fits in – unless Van Gaal is set to scrap the 3-5-2 already.

Anyone who analyses the Red Devils can see the obvious areas of weakness in their squad – a lack of ball-winning midfielders and experienced central defenders being the priority. Instead, they have splurged £60million on a luxury player when they are not short of talent who can create chances and score goals. Why that money didn’t go to Mats Hummels or Sami Khedira type of player when they have Van Persie, Rooney, Mata, Herrera and Shinji Kagawa.

Why is this a reason Man United can win because Van Gaal isn’t dumb, if he can see this I can see this and that means he isn’t done when it comes to buying which is exciting.

No way, expect to see more big buys and trades.

3. MK Dons decimated Man United, no seriously they decimated Man United, like they where playing 95 Fifa, it was absolutely humiliating it was like playing online and Man United server had lag. It was the worse introduction from Van Gaal to the Capital One Cup, watching his team suffer a 4-0 defeat, however look at this way (EXTREME SILVER LINING) we are out the champions league, out the capital one cup, now we have very few games and with players like RVP who only managed 18 starts in league games last season (and won’t do more than 25 this year) they only have a few games to focus on, no one needs to be rested for international games, no one needs to travel we can put all out energy into the league.

4. I am not a fan in any way shape rhyme or reason of Wayne Rooney but he is one of the most effective players in the league every season, Rooney scored 17 goals and assisted 10 in 27 starts last season. The year before, it was 12 goals and 10 assists in 22 starts. The year before that, 27 goals and 4 assists in 32 starts not too shabby (even if that doesn’t account for what games those games where in and their importance) numbers never lie

This guy is has now signed a new contract and, more recently, been named captain, Rooney’s future should now be tied to the club. Without those distractions and with a renewed desire to lead the club to success, maybe now United fans will see the striker step it up a gear in a bid to reclaim European football.

He now has nowhere to hide, the spot light is on him and he will sink or swim, I think Man United will make him swim but if he sinks, so be it and Van can find out sooner rather than later.

5. A report by BBC Sport claimed that United stand to lose £40-50 million this year thanks to the absence of Champions League football, I personally think it’s more if your accounting for all the international (Asian fans) we could lose as they only follow winners.

The Glazer family bought the club to make money and cannot afford to be out of the Champions League for too long. Not simply for the money for competing and television revenue but also for the sponsors that being one of the best clubs in the world attracts.

You would therefore presume that they would stump up the cash to buy the players needed to put the squad in contention for finishing in the top four again.

So these are my 5 reasons and I honestly don’t feel like I’m clutching at straws the key will be

  • Can Herrea, Rojo and Di Maria be instant stars
  • Can Old players find old form or new stardom
  • Do we have any young players who are going to have a breakout season
  • Do the players want it or will the stress overcome them

 

Reverse Elastico And Other FIFA 15 Codes

We wanted to do a post on showing people all the things you can do on FIFA 15 you may not know yet. So firstly here are the skills in case you’re too lazy to work them all out. Fifa 15 Celebrations List

FIFA 15 Codes for PlayStation Gameplay:

These button codes work to execute skill moves on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 & PlayStation Vita systems.
Players can try out these skill & juggling moves.
Here are all the Skill Moves new to FIFA 15.
Button combinations for 1 Star Skill Moves:
• Ball Juggle (while standing) — L2 (hold) + R1 (tap)
• Foot fake (while standing) — L1 (hold)
Button combinations for 2 Star Skill Moves:
• Body feint (left or right) — RS left / right (flick)
• Stepover (left or right) — RS up, left-up, left / up, right-up, right
• Reverse stepover (left or right) — RS left, left-up, up/ right, right-up, up
• Ball roll (left or right) — RS left / right (hold)
• Drag back (while standing) — R1 + LS down (flick)
Button combinations for 3 Star Skill Moves:
• Heel flick — RS up, down (flick)
• Flick up — RS up, up, down (flick)
• Roulette (left or right) — RS down, left-down, left, left-up, up , right-up, right / down, right-down, right, right-up, up, left-up, left
• Fake left and go right — RS left, left-down, down, right-down, right
• Fake right and go left — RS right, right-down, down, left-down, left
Button combinations for 4 Star Skill Moves:
• Ball hop (while standing) — R3 (tap)
• Ball roll cut left — RS right(hold), LS left(hold)
• Ball roll cut right — RS left(hold), LS right(hold)
• Heel to heel flick — RS up, down (flick)
• Simple rainbow — RS down, up, up (flick)
• Advanced rainbow — RS down (flick), up (hold),up (flick)
• Feint left and exit right — RS left, left-down, down, right-down, right
• Feint right and exit left — RS right, right-down, down, left-down, left
• Spin Left — RS left-down, left-down
• Spin Right — RS right-down, right-down
• Stop and Turn L — RS right-down, right-down
• Stop and turn left/right (while running) — RS up, left (flick) / RS up, right (flick)
• Ball Roll Cut Right — RS left (hold) / L right (hold)
• Ball Roll Cut Left — R right (hold) / L left (hold)
Button combinations for 5 Star Skill Moves:
• Elastico — RS right, right-down, down, left-down, left
• Reverse elastico — RS left, left-down, down, right-down, right
• Hocus pocus — RS down, left-down, left, left-down, down, right
• Triple elastico — RS down, right-down, right, right-down, down, left-down, left
• Ball roll and flick left (while running) — RS right (hold), up (flick)
• Ball roll and flick right (while running) — RS left (hold), up (flick)
• Quick ball rolls (while standing) — RS down (hold)
• Sombrero flick (while standing) — RS up, up, down (flick)
• Turn and spin (left or right) — RS up, left (flick) / up, right (flick)
• Ball roll fake left (while standing) — RS left (hold), right (flick)
• Ball roll fake right (while standing) — RS right (hold), left (flick)
• Rabona fake (while jogging) — L2 + Square / O, X + LS down
• Elastico chop left — RS down, left (flick)
• Elastico chop right — RS down, right (flick)
• 360 Pass — (press) R1 + Triangle or X
• Scoop Pass — (press) R1 + Triangle or X
• Standing Heel Volley — L2 (hold) + O
• Falling Hell Volley — L2 (hold) + O
Button combinations for 5 Star Juggling Moves:
• Laces flick up — L2 + R1 (hold)
• Sombrero flick backwards — LS down (hold)
• Sombrero flick left — LS left (hold)
• Sombrero flick right — LS right (hold)

Around the world — RS down, left-down, left, left-up, up , right-up, right, right-down, down / down, right-down, right, right-up, up, left-up, left, left-down, down
• In air elastico — RS left, right (flick) / RS right, left (flick)
• Flick up for volley — LS up (hold)
• Chest flick — LS up, L3 (hold), R3 (triple tap)
• T. around the world — RS down, left-down, left, left-up, up , right-up, right, right-down, down (flick) up
FIFA 15 Codes for Xbox & PC Gameplay:
These button codes work to execute skill moves on the Xbox 360 & Xbox One consoles & with a PC controller.
Players can try out these skill & juggling moves.
Here are all the Skill Moves new to FIFA 15.
Button combinations for 1 Star Skill Moves:
• Ball Juggle (while standing) — LT (hold) + RB (tap)
• Foot fake (while standing) — LB (hold)
Button combinations for 2 Star Skill Moves:
• Body feint (left or right) — left / right (flick)
• Stepover (left or right) — up, left-up, left / up, right-up, right
• Reverse stepover (left or right) — left, left-up, up / right, right-up, up
• Ball roll (left or right) — left / right (hold)
• Drag back (while standing) — RB + down (flick)
Button combinations for 3 Star Skill Moves:
• Heel flick — up, down (flick)
• Flick up — up, up, down (flick)
• Roulette (left or right) — down, left-down, left, left-up, up , right-up, right / down, right-down, right, right-up, up, left-up, left
• Fake left and go right — left, left-down, down, right-down, right
• Fake right and go left — right, right-down, down, left-down, left
Button combinations for 4 Star Skill Moves:
• Ball hop (while standing) — R (tap)
• Ball roll cut left — right(hold), left(hold)
• Ball roll cut right — left(hold), right(hold)
• Heel to heel flick — up, down (flick)
• Simple rainbow — down, up, up (flick)
• Advanced rainbow — down (flick), up (hold),up (flick)
• Feint left and exit right — left, left-down, down, right-down, right
• Feint right and exit left — right, right-down, down, left-down, left
• Spin Left — R left-down, left-down
• Spin Right — R right-down, right-down
• Stop and Turn L — R right-down, right-down
• Stop and turn left/right (while running) — up, left (flick) / up, right (flick)
• Ball Roll Cut Right — R left (hold) / L right (hold)
• Ball Roll Cut Left — R right (hold) / L left (hold)
Button combinations for 5 Star Skill Moves:
• Elastico — right, right-down, down, left-down, left
• Reverse elastico — left, left-down, down, right-down, right
• Hocus pocus — down, left-down, left, left-down, down, right
• Triple elastico — down, right-down, right, right-down, down, left-down, left
• Ball roll and flick left (while running) — right (hold), up (flick)
• Ball roll and flick right (while running) — left (hold), up (flick)
• Quick ball rolls (while standing) — down (hold)
• Sombrero flick (while standing) — up, up, down (flick)
• Turn and spin (left or right) — up, left (flick) / up, right (flick)
• Ball roll fake left (while standing) — left (hold), right (flick)
• Ball roll fake right (while standing) — right (hold), left (flick)
• Rabona fake (while jogging) — LT + X / B, A + down
• Elastico chop left — down, left (flick)
• Elastico chop right — down, right (flick)
• 360 Pass — (press) RB + Y or A
• Scoop Pass — (press) RB + Y or A
• Standing Heel Volley — LT (hold) + B
• Falling Hell Volley — LT (hold) + B
Button combinations for 5 Star Juggling Moves:
• Laces flick up — LT + RB (hold)
• Sombrero flick backwards — down (hold)
• Sombrero flick left — left (hold)
• Sombrero flick right — right (hold)
• Around the world — down, left-down, left, left-up, up , right-up, right, right-down, down / down, right-down, right, right-up, up, left-up, left, left-down, down
• In air elastico — left, right (flick) / right, left (flick)
• Flick up for volley — up (hold)
• Chest flick — up, L3 (hold), R (triple tap)

Little League: Mo’ne Davis

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1. With all the awful stories coming out of America with Ferguson: Missouri, it’s nice to finally report a feel good story, Mo’ne Davis has emerged as one of the best sports stories of the summer and she is only 13 in a sport dominated by boys.

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2. Davis threw a complete game shutout over South Nashville (Tenn.), striking out eight while allowing no walks and only two hits. Can someone say awesome?

3. Davis finished off the 4-0 win by striking out the side. Before a rapt audience—in person and on TV—it was a calm, dominant performance, she is cool calm and collected and if you hear her in an interview she has great poise and presence.

4. Maybe I forgot to say, it was also the first shutout thrown by a female player in Little League World Series history.

5. She’s a female who throws 70 mile-per-hour fastball, who happens to be one of 18 female players in LLWS history. (Canada’s Emma March also made this year’s tournament.) and has an awesome campaign called throw like a girl.

By now unless you’re a fan of little league world series you probably have no idea what I am talking about.

Davis will become the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series in its 68-year history. Another girl, Emma March from Canada’s Region Champion will also play in the LLWS — the third time that two girls have played in the same LLWS. Not only is she a great rising sports star with dreams of playing in the WNBA, she is also a honour roll student traveling over an hour to school, a hard worker a great achiever a great smile.

A lot of stars are taking notice and its great to see such a talented athlete just have fun, she also said she will probably be the first female in the “MLB or the NBA” the swag, the poise the confidence i love it.

With so many people throwing their life away…ok let me stop, even though I had a great Pun in mind.

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Kevin Love Trade

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So in Lebrons first move as a GM/executive and player…

Finally, and to be honest its Andrew Wiggins I am happy for but the Kevin Love/Wiggins saga is over, I am happy because I think this guy is going to be a star and this has been an absolute horrible way to start of your career, not knowing where to buy your house, where you are going to live or if your team even wants you, Wiggins even said “I just want to play for someone that wants me.”

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As expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves have reportedly agreed on the principles of a multi-player, blockbuster trade for the All-Star forward. The Cavs will send rookie Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick to Minny in exchange for Love. To be honest Love isn’t injury prone it’s a good trade for both teams, even though it baffles me when thinking of what Minny could of got from Golden State Warriors.

Cleveland is making the deal with Minnesota with a firm agreement Love will opt out of his contract in 2015 and re-sign with the Cavaliers on a five-year, $120 million-plus contract extension, league sources said.

The deal cannot be finalized until Aug. 23, because Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, cannot be traded until one month after the signing of his rookie contract. The two teams have agreed to the deal, but neither would have recourse if the other decided to pull out of the arrangement before it can be formally completed this month. No third team is involved in the Cavaliers-Timberwolves trade agreement.

Part of the Cavaliers’ motivation in making the deal for Love was a belief Love would have ended up with the rival Chicago Bulls in a trade and created a significant obstacle in the Eastern Conference, sources said. Cleveland wouldn’t have had the salary-cap space to sign Love next summer and could have only obtained him through the trade with Minnesota in a deal now.

Minnesota reportedly still hopes to get rid of J.J. Barea, Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved, so it really sounds like they plan to start all over again and rebuild around Wiggins and Rubio, with fingers crossed as to whether Bennet can play.

The LeBron James-Kyrie Irving-Kevin Love trio likely makes Cleveland the favorite to win the 2015 NBA title, and inarguably the most intriguing squad in the L.

Love, 25, averaged 26 points and 12.5 rebounds for the Timberwolves last season. His run in Minnesota ends after six seasons and three All-Star appearances.

Sky sports has them as the favourites to win next year and it will be very interesting, no PG, a healthy Derrick Rose and I hope a Bledsoe to Miami then don’t forget the Zen master in New York, story lines aplenty, look out for the Wizards and the Bobcats in the east as well trust me it’s going to be an amazing year.

 

Arsenal Next Manager: Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry the top scorer in Arsenal history announces retirement from football, which you have definitely heard, what you have probably heard is he joins Sky Sports as a pundit on a multimillion pound deal,  Thierry Henry will join Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher at Sky Sports.

However what you may not know is he will be the next Arsenal manager. Bookmakers have slashed the odds on Thierry Henry to be the next person to manage Arsenal after Arsene Wenger. Bookmakers bwin reported a ‘flurry of bets’ on Henry becoming next Arsenal manager leading to them shortening the odds from 80-1 to 14-1.

Glenn Woodage, a bookmaker at bwin said: “North London is alive with the idea that Thierry Henry is returning to Arsenal. With his playing career surely over, the punters seem to think that Henry is the man who can transform Arsenal from nearly men to invincibles once more. Our odds have plummeted – only Jurgen Klopp is considered the more likely replacement.”

The 4 reasons Thierry Henry will be the next Arsenal manager are

1. He basically said he will come back in some shape or form, Henry told L’Equipe last week that he would be open to a return to the Emirates.

“I have not taken any decision and speculation is not my thing. One thing is certain: I will stay in football, as a coach, a consultant or executive. We will see…The second certainty is that I would love to see Arsenal win the Champions League. Whether that is from near or far does not depend on me, but it is sure I’d like to help.”

Speaking on the Graham Norton Show, he said: “The thing is I have so much respect for Arsene, and if it does happen eventually (Wenger retiring), one day, it is going to have to be after him.

“I don’t actually want to talk about it right now because he is doing such a great job, but hopefully after him, yes.”

2. Wenger basically said it as well (this was said after he announced he was retiring by the way)

Certainly one day he will come back here. In what role I don’t know, that is what he has to think about – Wenger on Henry

3. His Friends are saying it

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes that Thierry Henry will one day manage the Gunners – but only if he wants to. Parlour played alongside Henry at Highbury for five years between 1999 and 2004, both playing a part in the 2003/04 ‘invincibles’ season.

He told talkSPORT: “I think he [Thierry Henry] will definitely get involved with Arsenal. I certainly believe, one day, if he really wants to be a manager, he will be manager of Arsenal.

4. Buys Wenger time 

It buys Wenger time to the Arsenal faithful who are screaming for Wenger to go out, if Wenger say there is a plan and eventually Henry will replace him after a few years learning and gaining the valuable experience he needs. The atmosphere around Arsenal is somewhat poisonous at present. Fans are splitting into factions and tensions are running high. The presence of banners criticising the manager has sparked aggression from both sides of the divide. It really buys Wenger the time he needs so he isn’t attacked by angry arsenal fans en route the team bus. Henry loves Wenger enough to do that for him

5. Arsenal absolutely needs him especially if they don’t make top 4 (which they will)

They are out of the 2014/15 title race and face the prospect of a daunting draw against a group-winner in the Champions League. Emulating their FA Cup success of last season seems improbable at best. The season is already petering into a familiar battle for fourth place.

Henry’s arrival would give everyone associated with the club a lift. Of course, it could never match the elation of a trophy win, but it would generate more excitement among the supporters than the turgid fare Wenger’s team are currently serving up at the Emirates Stadium.

The return of a legend like Henry is one of the few events with the potential to unite the supporters. He could be an effective antidote to the antipathy emanating through the club.

Rickie Lambert Got Nutmegged

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Raheem Sterling in my opinion is the best English young talent bar Sturridge who now know longer has to have the youth talent caveat, but this is why Raheem is special,  I feel sorry for Rickie Lambert but actually no I don’t, Raheem Sterling nutmegging him in training, watch and enjoy.

Sterling delivers a neat reverse flick that sends the ball through Lambert’s legs.