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60 British amateur clubs oppose the FA’s decision

60 English teams “rebelled” because of the shocking decision of the Football Association of this country, even the Premier League – the top league of England was pulled into the game.

A source from The Mirror said 60 amateur clubs in the UK have written to the Football Association (FA) to protest the decision to cancel the 2019/20 season results with the tournament.

Earlier, the FA announced that amateur tournaments must be stopped without compensatory games due to the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic. 2019/20 season results are calculated based on current rankings and there are no promotion or relegation teams. According to the owners of many clubs – including some good teams and full of chances to move up to the next division, this decision is “too hasty, not based on any basis”.

Even amateur clubs have spoken out for rights like the Premier League. In a recent meeting, the FA and the leading tournament organizer in England agreed to postpone the season until April 30 rather than cancel the result.

On March 28, media reported that many Premier League clubs also wanted to cancel the results of the 2019/20 season to avoid affecting the preparation process for the following season. However, this option was rejected by both the tournament organizers and the FA due to heavy economic losses, mainly from television royalties.

According to the Daily Mail, in the contract worth 3 billion per year between the Premier League with many television units such as Sky Sport or BT Sport (expires on 31/7), the season must end before July 16. If not, the broadcaster will cut up to 762 million royalties in the new contract.

Under heavy pressure, the Premier League organizers even set a new plan of “reopening” in May, the matches will take place on the pitch without the audience.

Surprise about the fastest MU player in the English Premier League this season

Opta has revealed a list of the fastest MU players in the English Premier League this season and the top name may surprise many people.

MU usually plays well in matches with the Top 6 Premier League with defensive counterattack play. In this game, speed players play a very important role and MU is lucky to have many speed players in the squad. But who is the MU player with the best speed?

Opta’s statistics say Mason Greenwood is the fastest MU player in the Premier League this season. The England striker once sprinted at 37.6 km/h in an Everton draw earlier this month.

Fred was second best at running at 37.29 at the Everton draw at Old Trafford at the end of last year. The next position belongs to Daniel James (36.9 km/h and 36.5 km/h) and Marcus Rashford (36.32 km/h).

However, Daniel James is the fastest MU player to play. After 29 rounds, the Welsh player has 12 fastest runs. Marcus Rashford ranked second with 9 times reaching the highest speed.

The eight fastest runs were divided equally by Jesse Lingard, Fred, Andreas Perreira, Brandon Williams, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof, Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood.

List of the fastest MU players in each Premier League match this season:

Chelsea – Daniel James (33.52 km/h)

Wolves – Marcus Rashford (33.33 km/h)

Crystal Palace – Marcus Rashford (36.32 km/h)

Southampton – Daniel James (34.24 km/h)

Leicester – Daniel James (35.04 km/h)

West Ham – Daniel James (33.81 km/h)

Arsenal – Marcus Rashford (35.53 km/h)

Newcastle – Daniel James (34.09 km/h)

Liverpool – Marcus Rashford (33.39 km/h)

Norwich – Marcus Rashford (33.7 km/h)

Bournemouth – Marcus Rashford (33.67 km/h)

Brighton – Marcus Rashford (36.15 km/h)

Sheffield United – Daniel James (35.7 km/h)

Aston Villa – Daniel James (35.08 km/h)

Tottenham – Marcus Rashford (34.39 km/h)

Man City – Lingard (34.43 km/h)

Everton – Fred (37.29 km/h)

Watford – Marcus Rashford (34.39 km/h)

Newcastle – Andreas Pereira (34.68 km/h)

Burnley – Daniel James (36.9 km/h)

Arsenal – Daniel James (34.41 km/h)

Norwich – Brandon Williams (34.04 km/h)

Liverpool – Daniel James (36.5 km/h)

Burnley – Phil Jones (34.44 km/h)

Wolves – Victor Lindelof (35.17km/h)

Chelsea – Daniel James (34.09 km/h)

Watford – Tahith Chong (35.47 km/h)

Everton – Mason Greenwood (37.6 km/h)

Man City – Daniel James (35.21 km/h)

Former Premier League striker: “Lloris looks itchy”

Coach Jose Mourinho suffered the worst series of his career because of two silly mistakes by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham match lost to Leipzig in the C1 Cup.

Tottenham lost strongly to RB Leipzig 0-3 in the second leg of the round of C1 Cup and were eliminated in the final with a total score of 0-4. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was the most criticized in this defeat with 2 mistakes leading to Tottenham’s goal.

Hope to reverse the flow of teachers Jose Mourinho quickly became impossible with 2 goals quickly after just 21 minutes in the second leg. Even in the 10th minute, Lloris rushed to the right corner to block Marcel Sabitzer’s not-too-great shot, but finally let the ball slip into his hand and into the net.

11 minutes later, it was Sabitzer who took advantage of Lloris’ mistake to score a 2-0 lead. This time it was a header in the near corner and Lloris even touched but still let the ball slowly roll over the line.

Lloris’s mistake caused Tottenham to score at least 3 goals and keep a clean sheet for the remaining 70 minutes to come from behind. However, they failed to score even one goal and had to accept to leave the game from the eighth round after less than a year to reach the final.

The failure of this face also caused Mourinho to undergo the worst series of his career, not winning 6 consecutive games in all competitions, losing 4 and drawing 2.

On social media, many Tottenham fans have criticized Lloris mercilessly and called on Mourinho to give the opportunity to Paulo Gazzaniga.

Former Tottenham player Marcus Bent was surprised by the poor performance of his former club: “What is going on with Spurs and Lloris?”

Former Premier League champion Chris Sutton even bluntly said: “I’ll say it again …. Lloris’s action looks so itchy.”

The risk of Liverpool being unable to win the Premier League because of Covid-19

It seems to be a speculation, but according to The Telegraph (UK), this is completely real risk if the British Government issued an order to cancel all sports events to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic. raging throughout Europe.

Currently, in the Premier League season, Liverpool has touched one hand to the championship when unbeaten 27 matches (26 wins, 1 draw), far ahead of the opponent ranked behind Man City to 22 points.

While this season only 11 rounds, and if Liverpool continue to win 4 more games in the next round in March, they soon crowned the championship for the first time in 30 years.

However, it cannot be guaranteed just because the Covid-19 epidemic became more and more violent after the raging in Italy and now spread to many other countries in Europe causing panic everywhere.

The Swiss and French governments have issued orders to cancel all events with a concentration of 1,000 or more people in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19. In addition, football schedules in these countries’ leagues this weekend are in danger of being postponed.

In the UK, the number of people infected with Covid-19 has increased to 19, and is at risk of rapidly increasing if there are still crowded events such as soccer. The organizing committee of the Premier League does not currently have any advice to prevent this disease. However, the Newcastle Club recently issued a ban on forms such as shaking hands to prevent epidemics.

The Telegraph adds, if the situation is still unpredictable, the risk of the British Government issuing an order to cancel all sports events within April 2 and 5 is very likely to occur.

At that time, the Premier League season will be stopped, and canceled, so the whole season can be declared “invalid”. Therefore, Liverpool, even though it is about to win the championship, is not recognized, even the bottom three teams are not relegated as usual.

However, there will also be cases where the review is the result of the 27 rounds that took place to determine if this season is enough or not. But it may not be considered, because except for Liverpool to make a big gap, while other races such as the top 4, the top 6 with competition for the European Cup are not yet finished. Similarly, the race to avoid relegation.

So, there’s going to be huge controversy and it’s not clear where to go if the season is canceled. But in any case, this case would be unprecedented in the history of the Premier League.

The Telegraph also believes that the outbreak of Covid-19 is a huge threat to the health and lives of people worldwide. While there is no effective cure for the vaccine, it is understandable that governments have to find ways to prevent the spread.

Currently, in addition to the European league competitions, many major sporting events of the world such as the 2020 Olympic Games, Euro 2020, F1 race, all stand the risk of being canceled or postponed. In Asia, the national leagues in China, South Korea and Japan have been postponed, similar to the matches in the AFC Champions League.

What happened to the player Mesut Oezil?

Mesut Oezil was not even on the reserve list, when Arsenal met Standard Liege in the Champions League on midweek.

Earlier, Mesut Oezil was not included in the list. Meanwhile, Arsenal clashed with M.U in the Premier League. Coach Unai Emery explained: “Ozil has no room because other players deserve better.”

Again, we’re just talking about bench seats. From M.U in the Premier League to Standard Liege in the Europa League, these are different opponents, in different leagues, with completely different nature, requiring different players. Coach Emery has changed to 10 positions in the main team in those two matches. Gabriel Martinelli didn’t play at all in the match against M.U. But he started, scored 2 goals and created one in the match against Standard.

Ozil’s appearances in the Premier League have decreased in the last 5 seasons: 35, 33, 26, 24, 1 (he has only played one match this season). The number of goals also decreased in that order: 25, 17, 12, 7, 0. Obviously, the value of Oezil has decreased. Even when he was at the most brilliant age (28-29 in 2 seasons in the past). The problem here is not about age. In addition, we are not surprised anymore when Oezil is not used by coach Emery this season. The surprise is just: it’s hard to imagine him falling to the point where he no longer has a place on the bench, in a side tournament.

In the situation that the competition density is increasing, the military have to naturally turn around the squad to avoid the risk of tired players. Some football teams like Arsenal will naturally replace almost the entire squad while playing in the League Cup as well as the Europa League.

James Rodriguez is a similar case. Ozil is not even better than Rodriguez as “number 10”. But the Colombian star has struggled over the years because of the general situation: the death of the “number 10” role in modern football. Anyway, Rodriguez is very modest, and he knows how to adjust to survive. Similarly are Isco, Christian Eriksen, Paolo Dybala. They are all more talented than they are. But anyway, they are not completely turned on as Oezil, because they know or subject to change.

Premier League and winter break like no one

After a few decades of debate, after all, one of the most respectable traditions in the football homeland has (probably will) collapse. For the first time in history, Premier League teams will have a two-week winter break, in February!

England is the birthplace of football. As everyone knows, one of the most unique features of the football homeland is that the ball never stops rolling, even during the most important holidays of the year (the opposite is the opposite: the bigger the ceremony, the more football must be played, to entertain the public).

Now, when the English football executives have to surrender to the grievances of the insiders, having issued a winter break to give players a chance to rest, the first strange thing is the Premier League winter break in the February (most other tournaments winter break during the Christmas – New Year). But that is not the only difference.

Extremely unique, the English football operator has devised a solution for the players, the team is winter break, but in the end, the Premier League still not stop! In principle, there will be a Premier League round within 2 weeks. The matches of that round will last for 14 days, instead of all taking a break. The original idea was to draw lots for 8 teams to play (12 teams get a break) in one weekend, then reverse (8 teams take a break) in the next weekend.

Of course, when applied in practice, the rest time of the teams will not be the same. On the one hand, people take advantage of the break time to solve the postponed matches, the matches must be rematched in the FA Cup. On the other hand, they still have to give priority to the television schedule. In short, people who take a lot of rest or who don’t get a lot of rest must accept it by chance.

Having to play against Tottenham in the FA Cup fourth round on February 5, Southampton will be the team with the least winter break: 9 days. In contrast, Chelsea and M.U are the two teams with the most winter break: 15 days. Wolverhampton has 12 winter holidays. But judging from this, this team can only take a winter break after having played 40 games since the beginning of the season (in all competitions). Of the five players who have played more than 3,000 minutes in the UK this season, four are Wolverhampton: Conor Coady, Joao Moutinho, Rui Patricio, Leander Dendoncker (the other is Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk).

The tragedy crashed world sports concussion

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant of the US died on January 26 (local time) after the helicopter crashed and caught fire on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

The accident recalled aviation tragedies in the past that have deprived many world sports legends.

Here are 6 tragedy of aviation world sports.

1958: Manchester United

The plane carrying members of the Manchester United club crashed in Germany upon returning from a European Cup match in Belgrade. Eight players and 3 other employees were killed after the accident. The team of legendary coach Matty Busby then won the European Cup in 1968 and a walkway under Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium was named the “Munich Tunnel” in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the accident.

1961: American figure skating

All 18 athletes on the American team figure skating died on their way to Prague to compete in the World Championship when their plane crashed while approaching the airport in Brussels (Belgium). The tournament was later canceled and the entire team and their coach were honored at the American Skating Hall of Fame in January 2011.

1972: Old Christians rugby club

The Uruguayan team lost 12 members when the plane took off in Santiago (Chile) in a remote area of ​​the Andes Mountains. After running out of food due to being in the middle of the snow, the survivors even had to eat dead flesh and they were found 71 days after the accident. Books, films and documentaries have been shown of the accident and the pedestrians later made it to the site of the accident at 3,570 meters to honor and remember the unfortunate athletes.

2016: Chapecoense Club

A flight from Bolivia to Colombia carrying 77 people claimed the lives of 19 members of the Brazilian team after kicking the Copa Sudamericana final leg. The title was later awarded to Chapecoense Club at the request of their rival Atletico Nacional. The Spanish club Barcelona also held a friendly match with Chapecoense less than a year later to raise funds when one of Alan Ruschel’s survivors played their first match since the incident.

2018: Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester City club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed when the helicopter carrying him and four others crashed outside the King’s Power Stadium a few hours after an English Premier League match.

Thousands of “Foxes” fans (nicknamed Leicester club) took a walk to remember the victims before their next match and the son of the Thai billionaire Aiyawatt came to control. take control of the UK team.

2019: Emiliano Sala

The Argentine striker was traveling by plane from Nantes to Wales to finish joining the Premier League club Cardiff City but the plane carrying him crashed in the English Channel.

To date, the accident still has unresolved issues surrounding the death of the ill-fated player, such as a payment of 17 million euros already agreed for a transfer between the two teams.

Kevin De Bruyne and the secret to becoming the king of assisting Premier League

Former Manchester United player Gary Neville shares ways to turn the Belgian midfielder into a very dangerous drill in the hands of Pep.

The defending champion, Man City, is flying high under the guidance of the genius brain of Pep Guardiola and the talented feet of Kevin De Bruyne. After the 2018/2019 season spent most of the time sidelined by injuries, the Belgian midfielder marked his spectacular return.

The former Chelsea star set an unbelievable record with a hat trick in Belgium’s 4-0 destruction to Scotland. He became the first player to own 3 passes in the EURO qualifier, more specifically, De Bruyne took only 32 minutes to complete it.

In the club shirt, the 28-year-old star owns 8 assists after the last 6 matches with Man City. His excellent form contributed greatly to the Etihad team winning jubilant victories and fiercely chasing Liverpool on the rankings.

Pep solved the problem of filling the void left by De Bruyne in the 2018/2019 season. The Spanish captain put his faith in Bernardo Silva’s shoulders and reaped great sweet fruits. B.Silva provides creativity and delicious opportunities for the surrounding teammates.

Can see, De Bruyne increasingly becoming a fearsome weapon in the hands of Pep. The intelligent play thinking, the keen observation mind, the impressive ability to create an impression from the 28-year-old midfielder to help the ball to control the ball of the blue half of Manchester is promoted optimally.

“Unbelievable. It reminded me of the peak time I spent playing alongside David Beckham at Man United. De Bruyne is recreating Beckham’s fantastic, previous quality passes. I think the Premier League will hardly own such a good midfielder for a long time to come”, former player Gary Neville told Sky Sports.

The Belgian midfielder can shine in the center circle in the middle of the pitch or play in a two-wing hallway when needed. De Bruyne always put his teammates in a good position to receive the ball, finding the empty space behind the opponent.

Experts say De Bruyne is the true boss of half the space on the opponent’s court. The Belgian is flexible in the play, emitting extremely dangerous when able to lead the ball straight into the middle, attracting your defenders and launching deadly assists or long shots from thunder.

De Bruyne possesses the speed of a full-back but appears to excel in technical quality. He has the ability to handle David Silva’s skillful ball but has a superior speed.

Premier League: The 18-year-old talent saved M.U from losing at Old Trafford

18-year-old striker Mason Greenwood saved Manchester United (M.U) a 1-1 draw against Everton at Old Trafford at 17 Premier League on December 15. In the other match, Tottenham under Jose Mourinho continued to fly high with a 2-1 victory at the Wolves field.

After two victories against the big boys Tottenham and rival Man City, M.U welcomed Everton at home to Old Trafford with a burning atmosphere despite playing in the rain. Meanwhile, despite having just revived by a Chelsea win under the guidance of interim coach Duncan Ferguson, Everton was no longer themselves in the previous seasons while trying to avoid the relegation group.

Entering the excitement, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s army easily controlled the game when the visitors took the initiative to play defensively. But ironically, this game is inherently not what Solskjaer wants because M.U is always really dangerous whenever the ball is lower than the opponent. The main evidence is the last 2 wins against Tottenham and Man City. So, in addition to a beautiful direct free-kick from Rashford, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a brilliant save, the “Reds” attack almost stopped.

In front of the crowd, the speed of Marcus Rashford, Daniel James and Jesse Lingard on the attack almost did not work effectively. In contrast, after being replaced by Marco Silva (who has just been fired), Duncan Ferguson has breathed new life and confidence for Everton. Not only playing fiercely in the defense, “The Toffees” constantly gave warning to M.U with many speedballs and the smooth coordination between Alex Iwobi, Bernard and Richarlison. The visitors’ effort brought a lucky goal thanks to an own goal from Victor Lindelof after a corner kick in the 35th minute.

The attacking plans of M.U are more and more difficult in the second half against opponents determined to preserve the score. The menacing situations of “Red Devils” only stop from outside the penalty area. This forced Solskjaer to adjust the line by launching the 18-year-old Mason Greenwood striker, who left many marks when given the opportunity to rub in the Europa League arena. The seemingly daring decision by the Norwegian military leader brought immediate effect when Greenwood scored a 1-1 equalizer for M.U in the 77th minute with a dangerous finish with his left foot.

One point in the match against Everton despite helping M.U (25 points) stomp in the 6th position, 4 points behind Chelsea (the team ranked 4th) but it will not satisfy Old Trafford’s fans. Because Solskjaer’s army not only showed a flurry of play but also missed the rush to jump to the top when it was going to be a breathtaking Christmas season against Watford, Newcastle, and Burnley.

In the match at the same time, Tottenham had the fourth victory in five matches in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho when beating host Wolves 2-1. The visitors soon took the lead in the eighth minute thanks to Lucas Moura, but Wolves proved why they were ranked above the opponent and had just won tickets to the round of 32 Europa League teams with an equalizer by Adama Traore.

However, when the match seemed to close with a 1-1 draw, Jan Vertonghen became the hero of the London team with a late minute goal to bring 3 points for Tottenham. This victory helped Spurs jump to the fifth position with 26 points to close Chelsea with 3 points less.

Chelsea – Bournemouth: Delicious bait at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea will have to win all 3 points in the meeting with Bournemouth in the 17 Premier League to consolidate the 4th position which is starting to waver.

Chelsea’s form has recently started to show signs of decline as they have only won 3 points in the last 4 matches. However, having just officially reached the knockout round of the Champions League in the middle of the week will certainly help Frank Lampard’s army to relieve many burdens to pay full attention to the domestic arena.

Man City’s confrontation with Arsenal in this round is an opportunity for Chelsea to close the gap to occupy the third place of the Etihad home team, especially in the context of Manchester United and Wolves are gradually approaching from the side. following with 5 points less.

Meanwhile, coach Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth is even going through a much worse time when they have lost five matches in a row. Although desperate to end the game, the continuous confrontation with the big guys and the storm of raging injury makes Bournemouth drowned in 15th place with only 1 point more than the relegation group. However, before the match, the boss of “The Blues” was still very cautious after two games of losing to West Ham and Everton.

Lampard is not only the head coach but also the legend of Chelsea with 14 seasons for this team. However, this is the first time in Lampard’s training and playing career against Bournemouth, who have lost to Chelsea 11 times in 15 previous encounters.

The worry is that Bournemouth has won 2 of the last 3 confrontations with Chelsea and collective strength is the most dangerous weapon in front of the Stamford Brigde youth team. But at the moment, Eddie Howe’s army is seriously weakened by the trauma of pillars like Callum Wilson, Nathan Ake and David Brooks.

Once again the visitors were unlucky to encounter Chelsea having almost full mighty generals. The main striker Abraham came back from injury and ready to fire, along with the return of pillar-back Rudiger after 3 months of injury will help Lampard feel more secure in the defensive wall in front of the goalkeeper Kepa.

Although not in good form in the Premier League, Chelsea’s midfield has regained stability in the Champions League match against Lille in the middle of the week thanks to the excellent coordination of Jorginho’s brain and the mobility of the two. shuttle midfielder Kante and Kovacic. Perhaps Lampard will continue to use this trio to maintain stability for “The Blues” because they will have exactly one week to prepare for the Christmas match.