Posts Tagged: England


9
Feb 17

Celtic wants to make record

Celtic are looking to equal a 50-year old record for the longest unbeaten run.


To achieve this, they will need to avoid defeat for another match. This is why their next game against St Johnstone might prove to be crucial for them.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said that he had not paid any particular attention to this record and that he is more focused on winning games. He admitted that it would be a great joy for him to help the current Celtic team emulate a team that has brought so much pride in the past.

He said that St Johnstone will be a tough game and that they will need to be at their best if they want to get a result from the game. He said that St Johnstone has some good players and that they have had some great results in the league so far. Continue reading →


18
Nov 16

Celtic has improved

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that the club has improved under him and that they will become better.


He said that this was shown in the manner they beat Rangers and believe that the club is going from strength to strength.

Brendan Rodgers said that the performance against Rangers showed that the club is progressing well and that fans should expect a good season.

He stated that even if the score was less than the emphatic 5-1 he believes that Celtic played better in the match. He said that they have better control of the game and that they created more occasions than in the first match.

Brendan Rodgers stated that he has seen his side progressed well since his arrival and believed that Celtic is on the rise. He stated that fans are already seeing the difference and he believes that there is still more to come.

He believes that the progression is also seen in the way Celtic is performing in the Champions League and believes that the club has a chance of going to the next round. He said that his players are following his instructions well and that they are making good progress in the training grounds. Continue reading →


22
Sep 16

RODGERS WANTS REDS’ ANDRE WISDOM

Former Liverpool coach seems not to be over the club as he is set to raid Anfield for Andre Wisdom, reports say. Coach Brendan Rodgers wants to make another addition to Celtic side before the end of the summer transfer window.


Rodgers granted Wisdom his first debut immediately he took over back in 2012. In his debut campaign, Wisdom made 19 appearances, but his fortunes has quickly changed since then. He has been at Derby County, West Brom, and Norwich City so far. Rodgers wants to come to his rescue before the transfer deadline closes on Wednesday.

Rodgers signed Kolo Toure back in July after he was released by coach Jurgen Klopp who felt he was excess to his requirements for the season. Liverpool Echo reports that Rodgers is keen on making Wisdom the second person he’s poached from Anfield by Wednesday. The report hints that Klopp would be willing to let the player go outrightly for the right price as he is not believed to be in his plans this season.
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28
Jul 16

PRINCIPALITY STADIUM TO HOST WALES SEMI FINAL MATCH

The Principality Stadium is set to show the game between Wales and Portugal in the semi final of the Euro 2016 ongoing in France.

In 2011, the stadium opened its doors to fans when the Welsh rugby team played France in the semi final of the World Cup.

The Cardiff Euro 2016 fanzone has also been moved to the stadium for the semi final clash with the Portuguese side on Wednesday. Welsh fans will be able to see the game for free at the stadium as the Welsh Rugby Union joined with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) and Cardiff Council. The game will take over from Cooper’s field as the location for the fanzone for increased capacity so fans can watch the biggest game in the history of the country’s football.

A 100ft screen will be installed alongside the already existing two screens at the venue. The game comes five years after the one in which Wales played France. The game is set to be played in Lyon in France. The Swansea Council also announced that they would host fans in a 20,000 capacity fanzone at Singleton Park.
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10
May 16

CELTIC GET BIGGEST EVER JERSEY DEAL IN SCOTTISH HISTORY

Scottish football outfit, Celtic, announced the biggest shirt deal in the history of Scotland when they announced the further strengthening of their existing partnership with leading company Dafabet, a leading global betting brand, as the company was named a new Main Club Sponsor.

Both parties agreed to a new four-year agreement where the company will be featured on the front of the club’s shirts from the beginning of season 2016/2017. Dafabet already has a great relationship with the Club, having entered into a five-year partnership last season by becoming Celtic’s International Betting Partner but according to the Head of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship at the company, they are advancing.


John Cruces said:

“A year ago I said that no matter where in the world you are, you see Celtic shirts such is their tremendous support and fan following. We’re talking about one of the most iconic and recognised shirts in football.

“Now to have Dafabet at the heart of Celtic sponsorship is a milestone event and a very proud moment for us. Having already formed a strong partnership with the club we can only go from strength to strength over the next four years.

The club’s Chief Executive Peter Lawwell commented on the deal. He said:

“We are delighted to make this announcement, which is fantastic news for the Club and our supporters and ensures a positive, long-term and high-value partnership for the future. Continue reading →


28
Apr 16

Cardiff City experience records crowd for game against Derby

Record crowd turns out for the Cardiff game against Derby as the club reaps the benefits of their latest promotion to bring back their fans to the stadium. This crowd overtakes even the one that was present at Cardiff for the visit of Liverpool in the Premier Leauge in 2014. And the best news is that this is almost 13000 fans more than the last game against Ipswich.

Recently, Cardiff has been offering free tickets to fans that would sign up for a season ticket, and these promotion tactics has brought its reward with a staggering crowd present for the game. The atmosphere inside the stadium was electric and indeed with Cardiff pushing to get a place in the play-off, the fans are beginning to feel that this season could end in style.

This was different from the past home games where the atmosphere was dull and the fans really passive. This has prompted the club to conduct various community events as well as giving out free tickets to boost the attendance at the matches and also improve the atmosphere within the stadium. Continue reading →


30
Oct 15

Alan Pardew has marked his name in the history books of Crystal Palace

From being positioned in the bottom relegation zone to pushing them into the 10th spot of the Premier League, it has been a truly amazing season for Alan Pardew as he took control of Crystal Palace in January of the ongoing year and guided the team from the last spots to the middle section of the league.

Snatching the 10th spot in the Premier League is the highest spot that Crystal Palace has managed to seal in the history of the club and Pardew has made his mark in the club that was struggling so much a few months ago.

Alan Pardew admitted in saying that he was surprised in seeing how much the club has evolved and progressed in this season as the 53 year old manager said: “When I arrived here the club was in a difficult position, but there was no shortage of quality or character and my goodness we have proved that. Over the last 18 games our record has been phenomenal and none of the top teams’ record is better.

“It’s remarkable really to finish 10th, I’d never have dreamt that when I arrived. I wouldn’t have believed it if you had you told me at my first game in Dover this is where we would finish. My memories of that afternoon was the team bus being parked 300 yards away from the dressing rooms and we had to walk uphill to get there. I wasn’t used to that being manager of Newcastle! Continue reading →


16
Jun 15

Celtic managed to win the Scottish Premier league title

Celtic managed to win the Scottish Premier league title without kicking the ball after Dundee United managed a win over Aberdeen, who have been one of their main competitors.

The title helped relieve a lot of pressure off manager Ronny Deila, whose appointment was viewed with a lot of scepticism by critics and pundits ahead of the new season. This is largely due to the relative inexperience of the Norwegian not with just Scottish football but as a manager. The club’s chief executive, Peter Lawwell, has admitted that Celtic did take a gamble in replacing an experienced manager like Neil Lennon with Deila.

Yet, the gamble appears to have been paid off with this impressive performance in the domestic competition yet again. Apart from having won the league title, Celtic have secured a double for the season. They were in the race to win three major titles, but an extra time defeat against Inverness in the Scottish cup final has blown away those hopes. The next major target for Deila will be to get the club become more competitive in European competitions. Qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League will be considered as a major achievement and it will also help the club immensely in terms of finances. Continue reading →


8
Apr 15

Celtic are close to securing a place in the UEFA Champions League

Celtic are close to securing a place in the UEFA Champions League next season; doing so will now enable the club to earn more after UEFA confirmed that they will be offering increased prize money starting from next season. The increase will particularly be felt on Celtic qualify for the competition, as they will receive £ 9 million instead of the earlier £ 6.3 million. Winning a play-off match will now the club an additional £ 1.5 million, while every win in the group stage will provide a club with just over £ 1 million.

These funds could not have come at a much better time for the club, who are facing intense transfer rumours surrounding their star asset – Virgil van Dijk. The 23-year-old has become a transfer target for several Premier League clubs after scoring eight goals in eight Scottish league games. This is despite the fact that he is a defender. The Dutch youngsters is not expected to spend a lot of time on Celtic based on this run of form, but manager Ronny Deila reckons that the added money from UEFA may actually help the club keep the player. After having qualified for the Champions League for four seasons in a row, Celtic are confident of making it five. Continue reading →


25
Feb 15

Bad Manners – England Football Medley

Ball-o-Holics Movie Rating: five / five