Everton Defender Seamus Coleman says that holding on to players like Romelu Lukaku and John Stones is a massive statement made by the club. Everton FC currently sit 9th on the EPL table with 17 points, 9 behind league leaders Manchester City and Arsenal, and this is in large part thanks to key contributions from young players like John Stones in defence, and Romelu Lukaku, who has scored seven goals in twelve games behind only prolific Leicester City marksman Jamie Vardy. “He’s a great finisher and if we can play to his strengths he’s a massive threat for us. We’re very happy that he’s scoring goals and long may that continue,” Coleman told reporters in Dublin, according to goal.com. “He’s a young lad, people forget, but he keeps scoring close to 20 goals a season so it’s great for us.” “It was a massive statement from the club [to keep Stones at Goodison Park.”, he added. “It was a great […]

Liverpool FC announced their sixth signing Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton on Wednesday in a £12.5 million deal. We analyze just how good Clyne is compared to Premier Leagues best fullbacks and what to expect from him at Anfield.   Fresh from the acquisition of Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim in a 29 million pound deal last week, Liverpool FC pulled off, what was described as, another coup by snapping up Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton The England right back signed a five year deal worth a reported 90k per week as Liverpool FC addressed one of the priority position they had to fill this transfer window and it was done right under the noses of hated rivals Manchester United, who had been keeping tabs on Clyne, even though they had not made a bid for the player as per reports. So, what can Liverpool fans expect from Clyne? Style Clyne, 24, is a proper modern fullback who made his England debut earlier in the […]

Everton full-back Seamus Coleman is an integral part of manager Roberto Martinez’s plans, and it seems unlikely that the Merseyside club would entertain any bids for the player, from Manchester United. United boss Louis van Gaal has been looking to strengthen the defence of his top-heavy team, and has been trying to sign a few defenders, the most prominent of whom, is said to be Real Madrid central defender Sergio Ramos. However, van Gaal has been facing problems on the right-back position, with Ecuadorian Antonio Valencia filling in for the perpetually-injured Rafael, last season. The problem with this is that Valencia is traditionally, a right-winger, who is filling-in as an attacking right-back. This is bound to cause some defensive lapses, which, the Dutch manager seems to be looking to eliminate, ahead of the start of the 2015/16 season. For this, he has reportedly been looking to sign Everton’s 2013/14 player of the season Coleman. However, according to Liverpool Echo, The […]

Both the Republic of Ireland and the USA look to end 2014 on a winning note, as the two sides face each other in a friendly that serves to provide opportunities to fringe players in the form of game time. The Irish are looking to get back to qualifying for major tournaments on a regular basis - starting with an expanded Euro 2016, while the Americans aim to build on a strong performance at the World Cup earlier this year.