Dave Smith

Whatever changes they make to penalty shoot-out format – England will still lose to Germany!

Whatever changes they make to penalty shoot-out format – England will still lose to Germany!

The EFL is to support the trial of a reformed format for penalty kicks, by introducing the new ‘ABBA’ penalty shoot-out formula into EFL Competitions during the 2017-18 season. For starters, the name of the proposed penalty formula is ridiculous, and...read more »

Daniel Sturridge crocked again but Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hopes latest injury is ‘not too serious’

Daniel Sturridge crocked again but Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hopes latest injury is ‘not too serious’

YOU have to worry for Daniel Sturridge – another injury problem and the season hasn’t even started yet. As we have said before, on numerous occasions here on zapsportz, the Liverpool striker – fit and well – is as good as...read more »

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are going nowhere – Real Madrid would be mad to pay £160m for Mbappe

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are going nowhere – Real Madrid would be mad to pay £160m for Mbappe

MANCHESTER United can forget about their long-standing interest in Gareth Bale. He’s staying at Real Madrid. That, at least, is according to comments from the player’s agent and his manager Zinedine Zidane who maintains Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are...read more »

Spurs can be Premier League title contenders – despite their lack of spending – Harry Kane and Dele Alli hold the key

Spurs can be Premier League title contenders – despite their lack of spending – Harry Kane and Dele Alli hold the key

  CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte has questioned Tottenham’s ambitions because of their lack of spending in the summer transfer market. Maybe, Mauricio Pochettino is happy with the squad he’s got. Doesn’t feel the need to strengthen. They finished second last season, have only...read more »

England Lionesses face a test of temperament as well as talent when they take on Spain tonight

England Lionesses face a test of temperament as well as talent when they take on Spain tonight

 ENGLAND  ladies will have to show all the discipline – as well as skill – they have in the locker to prevent the Spaniards from pulling out all the tricks in the book.Lionesses’ boss Mark Sampson is perfectly well aware...read more »

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola cannot speak highly enough of Phil Foden: a special gift

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola cannot speak highly enough of Phil Foden: a special gift

  Manchester United may have won the ‘Houston derby’ against rivals City – but there were plenty of positives for Pep Guardiola too. Not least, the first team debut of teenage sensation Phil Foden whose performance sent the Manchester City boss into...read more »

Everton rebel Ross Barkley needs to take a long, hard look at himself – and his agent!

Everton rebel Ross Barkley needs to take a long, hard look at himself – and his agent!

ACCORDING to reports, Ross Barkley wants £150,000 a week to join Spurs – more than local hero and talisman Harry Kane. If that is the case, then the Everton midfielder needs to get real...and get a new agent. He’s doing him...read more »

Breaking news and other gossip: Antonio Conte signs new deal at Chelsea – Marko Arnautovic set to join West Ham

Breaking news and other gossip: Antonio Conte signs new deal at Chelsea – Marko Arnautovic set to join West Ham

Was it ever in doubt? Antonio Conte is staying at Chelsea and has today signed a new, two-year contract. The Premier League champions would have been crazy to part company with the 47-year-old Italian who led them to the title last...read more »

Good news for Liverpool and England: Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson are in good shape

Good news for Liverpool and England: Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson are in good shape

LIVERPOOL and England fans are hoping Daniel Sturridge can have an injury-free season and, finally, fulfill his enormous potential. On his day, in good shape, Sturridge is one of the most devastating strikers in the Premier League. A catalogue of injuries have...read more »

Manchester United turn attention to Ivan Peresic as Jose Mourinho says he will not waste his time chasing Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United turn attention to Ivan Peresic as Jose Mourinho says he will not waste his time chasing Cristiano Ronaldo

IT would seem that Jose Mourinho has ruled out a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, deeming it a ‘mission impossible’. The Manchester United manager is also resigned to missing out on Ronaldo’s Real teammate Alvaro Morata. Ronaldo, who reportedly wants to leave Spain...read more »