Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans in 1989.
96 men, women and children lost their lives as a result of the events that unfolded on April 15, 1989 at the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough.
Over the last 25 years, the families who lost loved ones and the survivors of the disaster have shown immense dignity and resilience.
In memory of the Liverpool supporters who went to watch their beloved Reds on April 15th, 1989, but never returned. May they rest in peace and never be forgotten. Read more... (461 words, 1 image, estimated 1:51 mins reading time)
When you are struggling to score goals, as the New England Revolution are doing this season, then you need help from unlikely sources. And that is what happened on Saturday night as defender Kevin Alston and Jerry Bengtson scored to help New England beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0.
The win moved New England up to fifth place in the east with a 2-3-1 record, while Houston fell to seventh with a 2-3 record. Read more... (293 words, 1 image, estimated 1:10 mins reading time)
Liverpool took control of the Premier League title race with a thrilling 3-2 win over third-placed Manchester City at Anfield today.
In an emotional day at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers side once put pressure on the opposition early and the game was just six minutes old when Luis Suárez outmuscled Gaël Clichy and released Raheem Sterling, who passed the ball into an empty net after selling Vincent Kompany and Joe Hart and delightful dummy
City were wobbling and looked done for in the 26th minute when Martin Škrtel headed home from a Steven Gerrard’s corner in front of the Kop. Read more... (260 words, 1 image, estimated 1:02 mins reading time)
The La Liga title race has been fascinating all season and it took another turn on Saturday as Real Madrid moved ahead of Barcelona as they beat Ulmeria 4-0 while Barca were shut out for the second straight game, this time 1-0 to Granada.
Barcelona, knocked out of the Champions League by Atlético Madrid in midweek, would have gone above Diego Simeone’s side and to the top of the league with victory against Granada. But for the fifth time this season, Barca lost in the league virtue of Yacine Brahimi’s neat finish from a narrow angle after 16 minutes. Read more... (253 words, 1 image, estimated 1:01 mins reading time)
With most eyes on Sunday’s title race clash between Liverpool and Manchester City, Everton jumped over Arsenal and into fourth place in the Premier League on a day when a number of teams boosted their survival hopes.
With the top three in the Premier League all in action on Sunday, and Arsenal on FA Cup semi-final duty later on Saturday, Everton took advantage by winning 1-0 at bottom-placed Sunderland. With five games to go, Everton are in control of their own destiny and if Roberto Martinez’s side win the rest of their games they will be playing in the Champions League next season. Read more... (304 words, 1 image, estimated 1:13 mins reading time)
If you are an Arsenal fan then the recent comments from Santi Cazorla will not make for pleasant reading.
In an interview with Abu Dhabi-based Sport 360, Cazorla was unusually frank and open about the problems at Arsenal and his future their saying:
‘We haven’t got a winning mentality and we have to believe in ourselves (more). Sometimes you can get used to not fighting, but we can’t do that.’
Cazorla also urged Arsenal to spend heavily on revamping the squad this summer, and also admitted he will look to leave if he is not convinced they can compete for trophies. Read more... (330 words, 1 image, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
Whoscored.com took an in-depth look this week at another end of season slump by the Gunners.
A couple of things stand out in the post.
Arsene Wenger made a decision a year ago that he wanted a small squad, and that decision is really coming back to haunt him. When Arsenal went to Bayern in the Champions League last month, they did not even have enough fit players to make up a full subs bench.
When you have a small squad, players get to get injured from being overplayed, and recently Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Mesut Özil, Laurent Koscielny, Kieran Gibbs and Abou Diaby were all out recently simultaneously. Read more... (266 words, 1 image, estimated 1:04 mins reading time)
According to the Italian sports daily Tuttosport, Inter have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Chelsea flop Fernando Torres on loan next season.
It is common knowledge that Inter are in the market for a big name striker this summer and it looks like they will do former boss Jose Mourinho a favor and take the misfiring Spanish striker off his hands. Read more... (354 words, 1 image, estimated 1:25 mins reading time)
In a sign of pure panic, Norwich City have sacked Chris Hughton and his backroom staff with just five games left in the season. The Canaries announced their youth coach Neil Adams, who guided the young Canaries to FA Youth Cup glory last year, has been named first-team manager.
After losing 1-0 ay home to West Brom at the weekend, Norwich have a five-point lead over third from bottom Fulham, who they pay this weekend. But Norwich finishes with games against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal adding to the importance of getting something from the Fulham match. Read more... (285 words, 1 image, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)
The New England Revolution lost for the third time in this young MLS season, this time 2-0 to perennial cellar dwellers D.C. United. A Jose Goncalves own goal right before half-time gave United something to hold onto and an injury time strike from new signing Chris Rolfe wrapped up all three points. Read more... (441 words, 1 image, estimated 1:46 mins reading time)