Liverpool fans have watched their side struggle all year which is not surprising given the departure of Luis Suarez to F.C. Barcelona in the off season. They are tried to patch that hole with Mario Balotelli who has brought his back to tricks to Anfield for the rest of 2014-2015. Mario has been bad on a good day and awful when you least expect it. When you watch this YouTube video – you cannot help but cringe as the LFC star misses the open net. The miss came against QPR but luckily the Reds came out on top in that match by 3-2. It will be interesting to see how Balotelli does for the rest of the season and if Brendan Rodgers come bring the best out of this inconsistent star. If you would like to blog about LFC for us – please email us @ [email protected]. For all your football and Premiership updates – please join us on our Twitter handle @ Getrealpremier.
Gameweek 10 is almost over and with only Crystal Palace and Sunderland set to play this evening, we take a look at what this week had at store for Fantasy Team Managers.
This weekend started with out of form Liverpool taking a trip to Newcastle, with Brendan Rogers hinting at employing a new tactical formation. Newcastle were up for the challenge and with their back four looking solid there was no way Mario Ballotelli or Raheem Sterling could breach their defence. Ayoze Perez, having only 0.3 % ownership, scored the lone goal of the match and settled matters at St. James’. Elsewhere, at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea hosted QPR, and with Diego Costa making his much awaited return, the stage was set for some interesting action. Oscar’s brilliant left-footed shot gave Chelsea the lead but Charlie Austin took his tally to five this season and joined the fun. It was then upto Eden Hazard to convert a late penalty and ensure all three points for the hosts after a lacklustre performance. Arsenal were up against Burnley, and all eyes were on Alexis Sanchez, having been in the thick of things the last two weekends. Continue reading GAMEWEEK 10- THE FANTASY REVIEW
Newcastle United claimed a 1-0 win over Liverpool at St James’ Park as Alan Pardew‘s tough times seem to be a distant memory, as banners that were once calling for the manager’s head have now been replaced by those of messages of support.
The first real talking point of the match came on 10 minutes when Newcastle had a penalty claim waved away by referee Andre Marriner. After a great run down the right flank by Gabriel Obertan, the Frenchman then cut the ball back into the box which found Moussa Sissoko, and after feeling contact from Joe Allen, fell to the ground claiming he was fouled, however the referee made the correct decision as replays showed there was minimal contact between the pair.
Midway through the first half, the lively looking Obertan pulled up mid-run, holding his thigh, and after treatment on the pitch, he was not able to continue, being replaced by youngster Rolando Aarons.
The game then went into a little bit of a lull, only wakening up nearing the last few minutes of the half. From a Jack Colback corner, the ball found its way to Papiss Cisse at the far post, after Simon Mignolet was caught in no man’s land trying to claim the ball, and Cisse hooked it goalwards, where Glen Johnson was on hand to head away from near the goal-line. Continue reading NEWCASTLE POUNCE ON LIVERPOOL MISTAKE TO CONTINUE RESERGENCE