After Fernando Torres picked up an injury in the warm-up, his replacement Samuel Eto’o had to hurry his pre-match routine and even had to complete some of it on the pitch.
That provided this moment of magic. The Chelsea striker was seen sniffing something up his nose before giving an impression that whatever it was had perked him up. read more »
Tapping up, tapping up, we tell you!
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade Chamberlain has published a photo showing him with his arm round Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto. read more »
Manchester United got back to winning ways against West Brom today with one eye on the past and one eye on the future. A relatively youthful defence put in a decent display to provide the platform that allowed the champions to coast to the sort of regulation win we were accustomed to before this season.
West Bromwich Albion were quick out of the blocks. Manager Pepe Mel knew that Manchester United players were likely to be a bit nervous in the wake of recent results. His decision to start by taking the game to the champions was also bolstered by a young pairing of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones at the heart of the United defence. read more »
Football is in some ways similar to an academic field. Where theoretical physicists have Sir Isaac Newton or Albert Einstein, in football we have men like Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.
These coaches can envision ways to improve sides that are already good. They have their own theories and ways of conducting their daily business, but like all geniuses their work is always a masterpiece. read more »
£300,000-a-week Wayne Rooney is continuing to earn his keep at Manchester United.
He has given David Moyes’ side a second half lead at West Brom, nodding in at the backpost to make it 0-2. read more »