Author Profile: David Smith

Jack Butland and Jese Rodriguez put a smile on Stoke manager Mark Hughes’ face

Jack Butland and Jese Rodriguez put a smile on Stoke manager Mark Hughes’ face

  AS Gareth Southgate prepares to name his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia, Stoke keeper Jack Butland has sent a message to the England boss: I’m your man. Joe Hart is Southgate’s number one, rightly so, whilst...read more »

New Tottenham star Kyle Walker-Peters is following in the footsteps of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Co

New Tottenham star Kyle Walker-Peters is following in the footsteps of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Co

YOU have to take your hat off to Spurs – and Mauricio Pochettino in particular. Other clubs can take a leaf out of their book. Tottenham continue to put their faith in youth; players who have come through the ranks and are...read more »

England manager Gareth Southgate needs to realise Everton and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney still has a lot to offer

England manager Gareth Southgate needs to realise Everton and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney still has a lot to offer

IF ever you want to make a statement: make it loud and make it proud. Wayne Rooney has done just that. Gareth Southgate was watching. Is he listening? Rooney is anything but a spent force.  A record goal scorer for Manchester United...read more »

Manchester United are full of confidence, says Jose Mourinho – Paul Pogba is full of arrogance

Manchester United are full of confidence, says Jose Mourinho – Paul Pogba is full of arrogance

HOW Paul Pogba managed to stay on the field in table-topping Manchester United’s 4-0 demolition of Swansea is anybody’s guess. Already booked for a dreadful challenge, the French midfielder got away with murder after committing a similar offence. He should have...read more »

Javier Hernandez’s hard work undermined by moment of madness from West Ham new boy Marko Arnautovic

Javier Hernandez’s hard work undermined by moment of madness from West Ham new boy Marko Arnautovic

Marko Arnautovic: what were you thinking about? Not the best impression to make at your new club. You cost the Hammers dear. An elbow in the neck/face of Jack Stephens was petulance in the extreme. All because you had been nobbled...read more »

Zapsportz weekend predictions:  a good weekend for Manchester City and Manchester United: Liverpool and Spurs too

Zapsportz weekend predictions:  a good weekend for Manchester City and Manchester United: Liverpool and Spurs too

THE race for the Premiership hots up this weekend with a host of tantalising testers for the potential title challengers. Let’s see what the Zapsportz team of experts are predicting ahead of the weekend games. Do you agree or disagree with...read more »

Ronald Koeman wants more from his Everton side – Gylfi Sigudrsson can provide it

Ronald Koeman wants more from his Everton side – Gylfi Sigudrsson can provide it

EVERTON boss Ronald Koeman reckons there’s more to come from his revamped squad after their 2-0 Europa League win against Hajdjuk Split. Goals from new signing Michael Keane and Idrissa Gueye gave the Toffees a good advantage going in to the...read more »

The Muppet Show has arrived at Chelsea – the sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United proved it

The Muppet Show has arrived at Chelsea – the sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United proved it

  AS we commented earlier in the week – Chelsea were ‘mad’ to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United. It’s not as if the reigning champions are over-loaded with quality midfielders, so why sell your main man to a title rival? Doesn’t...read more »

Chelsea, Liverpool and Huddersfield threw a spanner in the works – a review of Zapsportz Premier League predictions

Chelsea, Liverpool and Huddersfield threw a spanner in the works – a review of Zapsportz Premier League predictions

THE Zapsportz team of experts didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory with our first set of Premier League predictions of the season. But there were some bizarre results we – and many others, no doubt - didn’t see coming. Like Burnley’s...read more »

Everton boss Ronald Koeman lands Gylfi Sigurdsson – paving the way for Ross Barkley to leave

Everton boss Ronald Koeman lands Gylfi Sigurdsson – paving the way for Ross Barkley to leave

  EVERTON will tie up their latest – possibly their last – summer signing by completing the capture of Gylfi Sigurdsson. Possibly, later today. Not entirely surprising as the move has been on the cards for some time. The fact the Icelandic...read more »