West Bromwich Albion's biggest local rivals might be Wolverhampton Wanderers but few Baggies fans would claim to have a soft spot for Aston Villa either.
With the Hawthorns and Villa Park less than four miles apart, West Brom's fans have long looked to get one over on their big city neighbours but they have to go back to October 2011 to find their last win over the Villains (2-1 with goals scored by Jonas Olsson and Paul Scharner).
Irvine Under Pressure
In these last few seasons Wayne Rooney has been a topic of discussion due to all of the changes and things that has been happening not only in Manchester United but also in England.
Wayne Rooney was elected as the new captain for Manchester United and of his nation as well, this was a decision that has not exactly arrived as good news for fans of the English club and the country as Rooney is characterized for being a hot temper player with little to no patience concerning certain things.
Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon has swapped the predictability of the Scottish Premier League for the cut and thrust of the Championship and he could be just the man to save Bolton Wanderers.
Championship Offers Same Excitement as Gambling
Having left Celtic at the end of last season, former manager Neil Lennon must have been confident that he could secure a job in the English Premier League.
With no top level work forthcoming for the 43 year old, however, he has instead opted for the manager’s job at Bolton Wanderers.
The speculation surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Real Marid shows no signs of abating anytime soon after it was claimed he is dissatisfied with life at the Bernabeu.
Former Real president Ramon Calderon, who signed Ronaldo for £80million from Manchester United in 2009, says the Ballon d’Or winner is considering his options after a frustrating couple of transfer windows and a poor start to the season that has left Real Madrid 17/10 in the Paddy Power football betting odds to win La Liga.
It’s been over 1 month since Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from playing international football and representing his country England, ever since then a series of rumors started being triggered around concerning who would be the player to take up the captain armband of the England national football team with Wayne Rooney turning into a favorite for many people.
The iconic player of Liverpool, Steven Gerrard has voiced his opinion about which player he thinks should be the next captain for England as he went on saying that Rooney would be an ideal choice.
Compared to other clubs in the Premier League, Manchester United has not experienced a very busy transfer window but they have however added 1 new player to the squad as Vanja Milinkovic will be making his way to Old Trafford from FK Vojvodina. Milinkovic is a young and promising shot-stopper hailing from Serbia.
Milinkovic is going to remain performing at his current club FK Vojvodina on loan until the end of the season before making his official move to the Premier League club.
With Manchester United all set to bring in a couple of quality midfielders in the form of Arturo Vidal and Ander Herrera, the discussion on Wayne Rooney’s role in the team has started again. If the Red Devils manage to secure both the above mentioned deals, which they are likely to do, there would be only one position left for Rooney to play in i.e. at the left wing.
Everybody knows that Rooney is not quite comfortable playing as a left winger. The England boss, Roy Hodgson, used him in that position in the FIFA World Cup 2014 but, he couldn’t take the best out of him.
England superstar Wayne Rooney finally managed to get the monkey off his back after scoring a World Cup goal, which came in the 2-1 defeat against Uruguay. Rooney came into the World Cup 2014 after having not scored in his previous eight World Cup matches. The run continued to nine after the forward missed several good opportunities against Italy, which was a match that England lost 2-1 as well. Rooney was in danger of being branded as a spectacular failure at international level, but he came up with an equaliser against Uruguay.
The build-up to the World Cup continues now the domestic campaigns are over and, as countries prepare themselves for Brazil by organising training camps and friendlies, plenty of commentators and pundits are selecting who they think will be the star players this summer.
Wayne Rooney has been singled out by many who predict the forward will be England's shining light in the tournament, but can the Manchester United man handle the pressure and live up to the hype?
Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben has dismissed rumours linking him with a possible move to the Premier League with Manchester United, with the Dutchman insisting he is settled and happy in Germany.
The appointment of Louis van Gaal as the United's new manager had led Betfair punters to believe Robben could be set to join his compatriot at Old Trafford next season, but the former Chelsea winger has made it clear he isn't looking to leave Bayern.