Dave Smith

Jamie Redknapp says Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool should sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona

Jamie Redknapp says Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool should sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona

IF he doesn’t want to play for the club, take the cash and let him go – Sky pundit Jamie Redknapp had his say on the Philippe Coutinho affair this morning. The former Liverpool midfielder also pointed out the obvious fact...read more »

Alexandre Lacazette, Danny Welbeck, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud shine – but Arsene Wenger needs to address Arsenal’s defensive frailties

Alexandre Lacazette, Danny Welbeck, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud shine – but Arsene Wenger needs to address Arsenal’s defensive frailties

ARSENAL kicked off their Premier League campaign with a dramatic win against former champions Leicester – but it was far from convincing. The Gunners, with Arsene Wenger still in the hot seat, are my pre-season tip to win the title that...read more »

Arsene Wenger cannot predict a title winner – arrival of Alexandre Lacazette will help Arsenal’s cause

Arsene Wenger cannot predict a title winner – arrival of Alexandre Lacazette will help Arsenal’s cause

THE first game of the Premier League season kicks off tonight – the only time an inaugural  top flight game has been played on a Friday – when Arsenal host Leicester at the Emirates. The Gunners are my tip for the...read more »

We assess some of the big transfer moves of the summer so far: Gray, Lemina, Richarlison, Iheanacho, Matic, Morata and others

We assess some of the big transfer moves of the summer so far: Gray, Lemina, Richarlison, Iheanacho, Matic, Morata and others

MANY Premier League clubs have been busy in the transfer market with the eagerly-anticipated start of the new season just a day away. The latest big money transfer was that of Andre Gray from Burnley to Watford in a club record...read more »

Real Madrid give Manchester United a lesson in possession football – no wonder Gareth Bale wants to stay

Real Madrid give Manchester United a lesson in possession football – no wonder Gareth Bale wants to stay

JOSE Mourinho has finally put the tin lid on the rumour box that contained the ‘story’ of Gareth Bale joining Manchester United. After United’s Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid last night, Mourinho admitted it was ‘game over’ in terms of...read more »

Manchester United still linked with Gareth Bale – and Danny Rose: neither will happen

Manchester United still linked with Gareth Bale – and Danny Rose: neither will happen

I DON’T know about you, but I will be glad when the transfer window closes and we can get back to normal. Get back to what we love; watching football and, for me, getting back to writing about football. You, know,...read more »

Neymar’s transfer from Barcelona to PSG makes a mockery of what was ‘the beautiful game’

Neymar’s transfer from Barcelona to PSG makes a mockery of what was ‘the beautiful game’

WE posed the question here on Zapsportz a few days ago – has the football world gone mad? Now we know it has. We were talking about the exorbitant transfer fees being paid, and talked about, as Europe’s top clubs go...read more »

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 »