Rooney delighted to be back in the goals after Champions League hat-trick


waynerooneyWayne Rooney expressed his delight at ending his 10-match goal drought after he netted a hat-trick inManchester United‘s 4-0 win over Club Brugge on Wednesday.

The England captain had gone 878 minutes without finding the net for United prior to his 20th-minute opener in Wednesday’s Champions League play-off second-leg tie.

Rooney went on to complete his treble in the second half, before Ander Herrera rounded off the scoring as United secured their place in Thursday’s draw for the group stages with a 7-1 aggregate success, and the 29-year-old later insisted that he was
never worried by his dry spell.

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Champions League Group Stage Pots revealed

Real Football Man

UEFA have announced their Champions League group pots for the draw later today, firstly here are a breakdown of the rules:

There are 32 clubs.
22 qualified automatically.
Ten won through from the play-offs.
There are four seeding pots.
Pot 1 consists of the champions of the eight highest-ranked UEFA nations.
Teams placed in Pots 2–4 according to coefficient.
Each group will contain one team from each seeding pot.
No club can play a side from their association and no Russian team can play a club from Ukraine.

And here are the pots themselves:

Pot 1: Barcelona, Chelsea, Bayern München, Juventus, Benfica, Paris, Zenit, PSV Eindhoven
Pot 2: Real Madrid, Atlético, Porto, Arsenal, Man. United, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Man. City
Pot 3: Shakhtar Donetsk, Sevilla, Lyon, Dynamo Kyiv, Olympiacos, CSKA Moskva, Galatasaray, Roma
Pot 4: BATE Borisov, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Wolfsburg, Dinamo Zagreb, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Gent, Malmö, Astana

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Has Riyad Mahrez Been Premier League’s Best Player So Far?

Football Analysis Zone

Whenever a player from a supposedly ‘small club’ lights up the stage with his panache, his efforts never go in vain. There is always this element of adventurousness about the way they play, and their style of play is more of free flowing than burdened, at least when compared to the players we worship. Unlike, the heralded players of this world, they end up being recognized and adored by fans before they eventually seal moves to the powerhouses of this world. One such player, who has been making a lot of waves ever since the new Premier League season kicked off, is Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez.

The Algerian ages just 24, and has almost singlehandedly guided Claudio Ranieri’s side to as high as 2nd in the Premier League. A bit like Premier League rivals Southampton, Leicester hardly had any amount of burden of expectations on their shoulders which could’ve crippled them…

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton 29th August 2015 Preview

Prime Spurs

Kick Off: 5:30

Team News

  • Emmanuel Adebayor and Aaron Lennon are not in squad and will not take part. West Ham have been looking at both players.
  • Christian Eriksen has been ruled out by Mauricio Pochettino with a knee injury.
  • Andros Townsend is back in the squad and could feature.
  • Federico Fazio and Erik Lamela could be leaving the club and may not be involved at all.
  • New signing Clinton Njie could be involved.
  • Pochettino has hinted Spurs could make a signing before Saturday, most likely it will be Heung Son Min who could be involved.


  • Tony Hibbert and Ben Galloway have been ruled out with knee injuries.
  • Former Spurs Steven Pienaar has a hamstring injury and will not be involved.
  • Leighton Baines and Darren Gibson have ankle and foot injuries and are long term absentees.

Predicted Line Ups:

Spurs (4-2-3-1) Lloris (c), Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Mason, Dembele…

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Throwback Thursday – The Road Warriors vs The Freebirds (Cage Match)

The World According to ZAH

Road WarriorsThis week’s Throwback Thursday is a match from an episode of WCW Power Hour from 1989. The storyline is that the Samoan Swat Team was supposed to battle the Road Warriors in a steel cage, but Paul E. Dangerously had “lost” his Samoans somewhere in transit between Samoa and St. Louis, so the ‘Birds were the replacements.

fabulous freebirdsIn this particular match, the Freebirds are made up of “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin and Terry “Bamm Bamm” Gordy (with Michael “P.S.” Hayes on the outside). It’s a pretty hard-hitting affair between four men who didn’t mind mixing it up and were, arguably, all in their prime.

The other great thing about this match is the incredible commentary (flying solo!) by Jim Ross. For anyone who doesn’t understand why people make such a big deal about Ross, all you have to do is listen to him here.

Enjoy!! And don’t forget about the surprise…

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Tropical Storm/ Hurricane Erika Could Cause Problems for WWE Next Week

Mind Of Carnage

Source: EWN

Tropical Storm Erika could cause big problems for WWE next week. The company is taping RAW in Tampa and SmackDown in Miami, with Erika currently projected to hit Florida.

Currently, the storm is expected to hit the east side of the state which presents more problems for SmackDown than RAW. While it is expected to be out of Southern Florida by Tuesday, it could still cause problems for the tapings especially if a state of emergency is declared. That could cause all public events in the affected areas to be canceled.

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