Sweeper keeper fail

Not everyone can be Manual Neuer. A fact for which I am largely grateful. In the order of German goalkeepers we’ve seen over the past 20 years, he is marginally less annoying than Oliver Kahn and slightly less arrogant than Jens Lehmann.

But, unfavorable comparisons aside, he is probably the best keeper in the world right now and has popularised the ‘sweeper keeper’ style. It’s a style that hasn’t gone unnoticed in the goalkeeping fraternity. But not all keepers are created equal, and the Jamaican keeper Duwayne Kerr dropped a clanger when he left his area to head the ball directly at a Paraguay player who promptly scored.

Wilshere in smoking hot form for England

 

He’s brilliant. He’s rubbish. He’s the new Gazza. He’s the new Scholes. He shouldn’t smoke. He should smoke. Well, on the pitch at least – and for England not the Gooners…

Wilshere has claimed England’s man of the match title in six of England’s last Euro 2016 qualifiers. Beckham was probably the last player to show that kind of consistency for the national side.

It doesn’t hurt that he scored two absolute belters either. His first from the Slovenia match is above, the second below.

Silly season starts…

It’s that time of year again. No football in Europe bar a few unsatisfactory friendlies and some b-rate international tournaments.

The silly season is well and truly upon us. And if you already didn’t care which dressing room will be pandering to Raheem Stirling’s inflated ego next season, look away now. The transfer window is nearly upon us, so we thought it would be useful to give you a handy tool to sort fact from fiction as the rumour mill gets into full swing.

Sky Bet Transfer Trends

The Billion Euro Game

So this is why Sepp Blatter held onto power like a knackered old limpet of the hull of his beloved ship. Football is quite literally worth billions.

Ahead of this weekend’s Champions League Final a new guide has shown just how much money the big game is worth, making a claim that it is now the richest single game in football.

We included it below so you can take a look. It’s enough to make any Swiss septuagenarian’s palms sweaty…


THE BILLION EURO GAME

Messi scores a blinder

Is there any way the world’s greatest footballer can still surprise us?

Turns out, there is. He scored perhaps his greatest ever goal this weekend in the Copa Del Rey. This Vine chops the highlights together into one bitesize bundle of fun, which could well be a description of the diminutive Argentinian.

He’s joy to watch – let’s see if he can turn it on against Juventus in this weekend’s Champions League Final.

Chris Kamara Catches Robber in Brazil

Good old Chris Kamara chased down and caught a street thief in Brazil. I doubt Brazil will looking to sign the young lad up if the 56 year old former Leeds United star could keep up with him…