Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has been named the PFA Men’s Players’ Player of the Year 2015. – PFA
Tottenham’s Harry Kane has been named the PFA Men’s Young Player of the Year 2015. – PFA
~~ WHOA. This dude just dropped a dime on the Minnesota United keeper….. From 60 out. By the way, watch the replay again and keep your eye on Tsiskaridze. Dude knew he caught him off his line IMMEDIATELY.
San Antonio Scorpions midfielder Zourab Tsiskaridze scored an incredible goal from over 60 yards out against Minnesota United FC on Saturday, April 25.
~~ Eden Hazard and Harry Kane leading the way for the 2015 edition of the PFA Premier League Team of the Year… But the quesiton becomes which is the biggest name over looked (Cesc Fabregas with 16 assists) and who now wins the individual PFA Player of the Year? Has to be Eden Hazard….. Right?
Six Chelsea players have been named in the Professional Footballers’ Association Premier League team of the year.
Jose Mourinho’s men are on the brink of a first title since 2010 and their dominance over the past nine months was highlighted by a cluster of blue shirts in the XI announced by the PFA on Sunday.
The entire back four started the season as Blues players, with centre-back pairing John Terry and Gary Cahill joined by Branislav Ivanovic and Ryan Bertrand, the latter of whom signed permanently for Southampton in February having joined on loan last summer.
Eden Hazard, favourite for the main individual award after a superb season in which he has notched 18 goals for the Stamford Bridge outfit, was in midfield along with club colleague Nemanja Matic, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.
Tottenham forward Harry Kane – tipped to be crowned young player of the year at London’s Grosvenor Hotel later on Sunday – was the only English attacking player, chosen up front alongside Chelsea’s 19-goal striker Diego Costa.
PFA team of the year: David De Gea (Man Utd); Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), John Terry (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea); Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Nemanja Matic (Chelsea), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal); Harry Kane (Tottenham), Diego Costa (Chelsea).
Southampton 2 – 2 Tottenham : Mauricio Pochettino frustrated the fans that once adored him as Tottenham twice came from behind to secure a draw on his first return to Southampton.
Southampton: Graziano Pellé (29′, 65′); Tottenham Hotspur: Erik Lamela (43′) Tottenham Hotspur: Nacer Chadli (70′)
Burnley 0 – 1 Leicester City : Leicester have climbed out of the Premier League’s bottom three for the first time in five months as their unlikely great escape edged a step closer with a 1-0 win at Burnley.
Leicester City: Jamie Vardy (60′)
Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Hull City : Dame N’Doye’s second-half brace handed Hull a vital ray of light in their Premier League survival bid, as Steve Bruce’s men won 2-0 at Crystal Palace.
Hull City: Dame N’Doye (51′, 90 + 2′)
Newcastle United 2 – 3 Swansea City : John Carver’s problems took a turn for the worse as Swansea condemned Newcastle to an unwanted club-record seventh successive Barclays Premier League defeat.
Newcastle: Ayoze Pérez (20′) Siem De Jong (87′); Swansea: Nélson Oliveira (45 + 2′), Gylfi Sigurdsson (49′), Jack Cork (71′)
Stoke City 1 – 1 Sunderland : Sunderland claimed a point toward their Premier League survival bid but also dropped into the relegation zone as they drew 1-1 with Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.
Stoke City: Charlie Adam (27′); Sunderland: Connor Wickham (1′)
West Bromwich Albion 0 – 0 Liverpool : Liverpool’s slim Champions League hopes suffered a huge setback as they were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at West Brom.
Queens Park Rangers 0 – 0 West Ham United : Charlie Austin missed a first-half penalty as QPR’s survival hopes were left hanging by a thread after they were held to a goalless draw by West Ham.
Manchester City 3 – 2 Aston Villa : Substitute Fernandinho struck a late winner as Manchester City killed off an Aston Villa comeback to claim a frantic 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City: Sergio Agüero (3′), Aleksandar Kolarov (66′), Fernandinho (89′); Aston Villa: Tom Cleverley (68′), Carlos Sánchez (85′)
~~ If you’ve been a part of The Original Winger for awhile, you know that Sacha Kljestan is our boy…. From his first day of pre-season in MLS with Chivas USA, we knew this kid was special. And he proved it. From MLS to a European mover to Anderlecht and toughing it our through the ups and downs as he started his young family off the field, dude kept his head down and earned his chances over and over…… And keep in mind, when all the talk was about ‘American Players’ playing in Champions League, Sacha was front and center.
‘As a young player, Sacha Kljestan benefited from mentorship from his college coach, Manfred Schellscheidt and his teammate at Chivas USA, Jesse Marsch. Now all three have reunited with the New York Red Bulls, where Sacha looks to share what he’s learned while winning titles in Belgium and representing his country.’
The Nike Academy is an elite development program for talented young footballers. The players who reside at the Nike Academy not only have access to world-class facilities and coaching, they are among the very first to wear Nike’s latest innovative products. In some instances, Nike Academy players have even tested blacked-out versions of Nike’s groundbreaking boots before the boots and their colors were officially revealed to the world.
But all-black boots aren’t just for wear-testing, they’re for any player with the understated confidence to let his talent do the talking. Some youth academies mandate that players wear all-black boots, lest individuals attempt to stand out on colorways alone.
As a nod to academy players who never fail to make a statement in muted black, Nike is launching the Nike Academy Black Pack. Unlike wear-testing boots, this pack will feature black gradient changes that amplify the design features of each boot. There is also a subtle pop of color on the sole plate.
That is the official release info from Nike about this all black collection. My official release info on these is that they are fire. I am a longtime admirer of all black boots. And this lineup right here is putting out serious heat. My beloved Tiempos look great, but so do the Magistas, Mercurials and Hypervenoms. I legit would cop a pair of each of these just to have on display in the office. A four piece art collection of all black boots. Hell yea. And I would have a secondary pair to play in.
I don’t have a problem with all the crazy color ways that boots come in these days. In fact, I’m a pretty big fan of some of the louder and more inventive color ways (see the women’s color way that were dropped yesterday!!). But there is something about all black boots. Maybe they feel a little bit tougher. Maybe they are a bit more raw and less flashy. I don’t know. But I do know that I am drawn to all black boots like a cot damn moth to a flame.
The low cut version of these all black Mercurials look mad sleek. Like you could wear these with a tux or something. Kind of like the patent leather Jordan XI’s.
If I had to choose one pair, it would be my beloved Tiempos… That little pop of color on the soleplate really sets these off. I heart these.
The Nike Academy Black Pack will be available via the Nike Football App on April 24 and on Nike.com April 25. Heading to the Nike Football app now…
The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Donnie Brasco is one of my favorite movies of all times. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is incredible. Blow is phenomenal. Benny and June is good. I think we tend to forget that Depp is an incredible actor after all of the Pirates fiascos. But, lowkey, he’s made like a half a bil in salary and participations over the course of the last decade doing box office movies, so I can’t hate. And you can’t hate when he’s on his Leo DiCaprio behavior. Plus, he’s a great f’ing actor. This right here makes up for the tomfoolery, if you have a problem with it.
In two minutes of trailer, its apparent that he knocks this one out of the park.
Have you seen the rest of the cast by the way… Kevin Bacon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Scott, Peter Sarsgaard, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons, Sienna Miller, Dakota Johnson and others. Good lord. Thats a murderers row. Pun intended.
* By the way…. I’d never heard of this Whitey Bulger character until I was visiting Boston a few years back. And then, after a cabbie talked to us about it, and explained who he was, I thought he was just an urban legend type of thing.
Then, I started asking people about him and all my friends from Boston were like, “Oh, yeah…he’s real and he’s verrrry real.”
And then, he was captured living in Santa Monica and he looked like one of my friends granddads.
Really curious about this movie and the story that they tell, he was a really interesting dude. A criminal for sure, but a really interesting dude.