Leeds United fans were left scratching their heads after a weekend of bizarre outbursts by club chairman Massimo Cellino, in which he branded club manager Neil Redfearn “a baby”.
Coventry City recovered from the loss against Doncaster Rovers in the previous weekend to register a 1-0 win over Peterborough United, but it was not a memorable match for the fans.
Both teams did not play good football and Coventry were lucky to come out of this match with three points. Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray revealed that this was one of those games in which both teams did not deserve to win due to the bad football that they played.
During the 2014 World Cup, Tim Howard was labeled as the: ‘’Hero of America’’ and this was thanks to the sublime string of performances that the American goal-keeper displayed at the international stage which even earned him praise from the president Barack Obama.
Not too long ago there were rumors being spread around which linked Tim Howard with a possible return to the MLS but that just doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen as the veteran goal-keeper of Everton signed a contract extension with the Premier League club which runs up until 2018 and the player himself has admitted in saying that he wants to retire by playing what is left of his career in Everton.
In his press conference ahead of the away game versus the Gunners, there were no signs that Nigel Pearson was insecure about his job.
The Leicester boss was as calm as ever and he even dropped hints that he had received backing from the club board.
But, for how long can the Foxes owners remain patient because the situation of the team just does not seem to be getting any better.
Pearson has tried different combinations and neither of them has worked. If a couple of matches where they've picked up points are left out, Leicester have consistently been lethargic on the pitch.
Tim Howard reckons MLS officials themselves are responsible for the Frank Lampard situation.
According to Howard, Manchester City should not have been allowed to take Lampard away on loan straightaway after his signing to New York City.
Lampard has done so well at Manchester City that the Sky Blues are now not ready to let him go to America in the winter. They want the veteran player to see the whole Premier League season through for them.
Howard doesn’t think that MLS should let the loan extension, which is on the cards, to materialize.
Everton’s form appeared to be improving at just the right stage in the season, but it was brought to halt after a 0-0 draw with Swansea.
The former English defender Nigel Winterburn doesn’t think that Theo Walcott, when he gets match fit, would be slotted straight into the starting XI by the Gunners’ boss Wenger.
Winterburn, who himself spent more than a decade at Arsenal playing at the left back position, is of the view that Walcott will first have to get there rhythm wise before he become a starter for the Gunners again.
Tim Howad’s superb series of performances during the 2014 World Cup was certainly that not many people were expecting as the American goalkeeper was one of the standout players all through the tournament. The 35 year old shot-stopper made a number of 16 saves just during his squads’ match against Belgium. He went on showing the world that even at his age; he still has a lot to offer not only for his club Everton but for his country.
America’s qualification for the round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup 2014 is a bit of a surprise for most of the football fans, if not all. The Yanks managed to get through a group which had Germany, Ghana and Portugal in it. That’s remarkable considering the fact that even their own fans were not hopeful of them reaching this stage.
The underdog teams generally play out of their skins and create upsets when they have got an inspirational leader who makes them believe that they can get better of the top sides and the story of USA in the ongoing World Cup is no different.