Premier League side Sunderland are eagerly seeking top strikers or forwards that can score goals and remedy their status this season. The former top flight side relegated to the Sky Bet Championship but they have continued to struggle after losing their best legs to other sides. Sunderland now sit at the bottom of the Championship log and look set to decline to the League One.
Former Manchester United star Wes Brown has hailed Coventry City soccer legend John Hartson as the most difficult played he faced. The ex-Red Devils man would shock many with his declaration considering that he faced some of the best legs in the game. He played 362 times for United, featuring against Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and others.
Brown played against several top rated players but he insists that Hartson gave him more problems than others. The central defender said:
Continue reading WES BROWN HAILS COVENTRY CITY LEGEND HARTSON
Man Utd’s former title winner is heading a long way away from his Longsight birthplace as he is travelling 5,142 miles to keep alive his love affair with football.
The former Manchester United defender has signed for Indian Super League team Kerala Blasters.
Continue reading BROWN REVEALS WHY HE LEFT FOR INDIA
Former Manchester United players Dimitar Berbatov and Wes Brown would reunite in India as they continue to play professional football late in their careers. The manager of the Indian Super League side employing both veterans Rene Meulensteen worked with the pair during his coaching stint at Old Trafford. The face should be familiar for the players as they feature for Kerala Blasters.
Brown was linked with small sides in England but he opted to ignore them. The former England international confirmed the move through his Twitter profile, posting: Continue reading BROWN AND BERBATOV OFF TO INDIA
Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown believes that the red devils will win the title this season.
He said that Jose Mourinho has bought some interesting players and that there is no doubt that the team will be much stronger than last season.
He said that the team was over-reliant on Zlatan Ibrahimovic last season and that now they have players that can score from all over the pitch. He said that the Portuguese manager had made an astute signing by buying Romelu Lukaku and he is definitely going to help the team win games.
He said that Jose Mourinho is a fan of this type of player and that he will be using him as a lone striker up front. He thinks that Mourinho is trying to replicate his first Chelsea team and that he will be considering Lukaku as young Drogba. Continue reading Brown on the new season
National League club Macclesfield Town would be playing hosts to three former Premier League stars, according to reports.
The players Shay Given, Wes Brown and Alex Bruce want to use the opportunity to stay fit and get coaching experience with the Silkmen during the pre-season.
Former Ireland international Given started with Celtic but he has featured for Blackburn, Sunderland, Newcastle United, Manchester City and Aston Villa. He is a free agent now so he wants to retain his fitness by joining the Macclesfield Town stars. The fact that he once worked with the assistant manager Steve Watson might have helped. Given is reportedly taking sessions with the keepers, helping develop after leaving Stoke City.
The 32-year old Bruce wants to retain top shape by working out with the lads. He is doing his coaching badge as well. He was let go by Hull City so he wants a fresh challenge. Continue reading BROWN, GIVEN AND BRUCE TRAIN WITH MACCLESFIELD TOWN
A top South African sports scientist Prof Ross Tucker coined the term ‘Ghosts in Machine’ for youngsters that are taken in by the youth football system before being thrown out.
Over 1.5 million youths reportedly play organized youth football with the hope that they would be among the 180 that would appear in the Premier League. With a very low success rate of 0.012 percent, such dreams are usually crushed with the victims left to bear the pain.
Few years back Reece Staples was labelled the next star from Notts County. He did his trials at big clubs like Manchester United before moving to Nottingham Forest. The dream barely begun as he was released in the 2008/09season. Like many others, he could not handle what came next. Clair Dunne said her teenage son – at 19 – tried bringing in cocaine into Britain but the swallowed products led to his death at a police station. Continue reading HOW YOUNGSTERS FALTER ON THE ROAD TO PREMIER LEAGUE SUCCESS
Wes Brown has stated that fans should get used to the new Manchester United.
He said that Mourinho does not favor an exciting brand of football but instead put more focus on being effective. He believes that the club has progressed massively this season and that they will definitely be competing for the title next season.
Indeed Manchester United has been making steady progress during the past months, but there has been frustration among some fans that the team is not scoring enough goals.
Wes Brown said that he understands the fans, but they will have to understand that Sir Alex Ferguson is not here anymore and that they will have to get used to a new manager.
The former Manchester United defender said the objective of Jose Mourinho this season is to qualify for the Champions League and he feels that they should achieve this at the end of the season. Continue reading Brown on Mourinho
Since the start of the English League Championship season, Blackburn Rovers has been dropping points at a consistent basis after suffering a number of successive defeats since the beginning of their campaign.
The 2016-17 season of the 2nd tier English League initiated on August 5 of 2016 but it wasn’t until September 17 when Blackburn Rovers managed to win their first match in this competition and they have basically continued their string of negative results.
Even though the vast majority of the results that have arrived from Blackburn Rovers have seen them dropping points, according to Wes Brown, the team is still hopeful and optimistic that they can escape the bottom relegation zone and start winning matches in a successive manner. Continue reading Blackburn Rovers spirits are still high according to Wes Brown
Blackburn Rovers lost 2-0 to Newcastle in a battle between the Under 23 sides.
Adam Henley returned from injury but he could stop them from losing to the Magpies. Henley started in right back position, playing for an hour as he stretches his fitness after three months on the sidelined due to hamstring injury.
Damien Johnson’s men could not get the needed win at Leyland despite senior players playing. Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown, Jack Byrne and Anthony Stokes played full game but could not hinder the loss. Rovers signed Brown during the summer on a free transfer. He is expected to play until the end of the term whilst helping coaches David Dunn and Johnson train the back-up team. Injuries forced his exit from Sunderland at the end of last season, hence the decision of the 36-year old to play and coach Rovers.
“Obviously we are disappointed with the result. In terms of performance, between the boxes we were good, it was just the final third where we were poor in terms of our final cross, too many times it was in the keeper’s hands or it stuck the first man and that is the last little bit that is important
“We started the second half poorly and it was disappointing to concede from a set-piece, there was some good play from us but the goals were disappointing,” Coach Johnson said.
Byrne showed some quality and Connor Mahoney was impressive in the beginning. They had chances but did not convert them. Luke Charman threatened for United on the other end but was stopped by Andy Fisher.
The visitors got their first goal in the 55th minute through Stuart Findlay. In the 84th minute, Callum Roberts got the second to sink Rovers.