Arsenal: The history and Notable Information

Alternative Titles: Arsenal Football Club, Woolwich Arsenal, Royal Arsenal, the Gunners

Arsenal is an English professional football club based in London. It is one of the most successful squads in the history of English football, having played in England’s top division (Football League First Division to 1992 and Premier League thereafter) each season since 1919. During the process, Arsenal has captured 13 league titles.

Arsenal was founded in 1886 and took the name Royal Arsenal after its first match. In 1891, the name was changed to Woolwich Arsenal, and after the 1912–13 season, Woolwich was dropped from the name since the club moved its home stadium to the Highbury section of the London borough of Islington. The team played at Arsenal Stadium (popularly referred to as Highbury) until 2006 when it relocated to a new stadium in the Holloway district of Islington.

Arsenal has a long rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur, another North London club, against whom it plays the North London derby game nearly every year. When the Football League replays in 1919 after World War I, Arsenal – having finished fifth in the Second Division before the war – was promoted controversially to the First Division over higher-placing Tottenham Hotspur after Arsenal’s chairman argued that his team deserved promotion thanks to its long history, further spurring the rivalry between the two clubs.

Arsenal’s periods of great achievements have been dispersed widely while it has remained in the top division since its contentious promotion. The team won 5 league championships in the 1930s but only 3 total in the 50 seasons from 1938 to 1988. In 1996, Arsène Wenger became Arsenal’s manager and has served longer in that role than anyone else in the team’s history. Having been undefeated in the 38 matches of the 2003–04 season, Arsenal became the second top-division English football club to do so. In addition to its league championships, the club has also won the Football Association Cup 13 times, the League Cup twice, and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994. Among the standout football players who have played for Arsenal are goalkeeper Pat Jennings, defender Tony Adams, midfielder Liam Brady, forwards Cliff Bastin and Dennis Bergkamp, and arguably its greatest player, striker Thierry Henry, who netted 226 goals for the club between 1999 and 2007.

Liverpool’s six most prolific penalty takers

In this article, we have dug through the record books in order to rank Liverpool’s six most prolific penalty takers.

1. Steven Gerrard with 47 penalties scored

No player has netted more penalties for Liverpool than Steven Gerrard. The club’s midfielder scored his first against Birmingham City in 2003 and his last vs. Tottenham Hotspur 11 years later.

2. Jan Molby with 42 penalties scored

Jan Molby said that his tip was to wait for the goalkeeper to move one side, and then he stuck the ball the other one. It seemed so simple for the Great Dane. And the fact is that Molby missed only three penalties in his Liverpool shirt. He even netted a hat-trick in a single game at Coventry City during a League Cup tie in 1986.

3. Phil Neal with 38 penalties scored

Phil Neal is the first Liverpool player to have ever scored a penalty within the 90 minutes in a European Cup final. Neal is the club’s most decorated player and also a full-back by trade.

4. Billy Liddell with 34 penalties scored

Just two minutes after netting his first penalty for Liverpool against Middlesbrough, Billy Liddell took another but ended up missing. However, that was just a rarity through the striker’s goal-littered career.

5. Tommy Smith with 22 penalties scored

In spite of his status as a defender, Tommy Smith more than gladly took responsibility from the penalty spot.

6. Robbie Fowler with 20 penalties scored

Perhaps the most famous spot-kick of Robbie Fowler is the one that he didn’t want and had saved. In 1997, at a game with Arsenal, Liverpool was awarded a penalty as goalkeeper David Seaman was adjudged to have brought Fowler down inside the box. Sportingly, Fowler insisted to the referee that there was no foul and he would later be commanded by UEFA for such a gesture. With the decision made, Fowler stepped up. However, he witnessed his effort palmed away by Seaman. Luckily, Jason McAteer converted the rebound in a 2-1 win.

Beat LASK, Manchester United is firmly to the quarter-finals of the Europa League

Manchester United continued to extend their sublimation series with a 5-0 destruction victory to LASK in the first round of the Europa League round 1/8, this result helped the army of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considered as having set foot in the quarterfinals. when they will play at home in the second leg.

Manchester United are going through their dream days, successive victories, the closest of which is to win three points against Manchester City. Marching to LASK’s ground in the first round of the Europa League, the army of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was much appreciated when launching the squad with many regular players. Homeowners also do not have any advantage when not enjoying the cheers of the audience due to the dangers of the covid-19 epidemic.
The visitors quickly took the initiative after the opening whistle, their most important player recently, Bruno Fernandes continued to leave his mark. The Portuguese midfielder was the one who created the first chance of the match with a pass for Juan Mata, although the Spanish midfielder finished incorrectly. The coordination phase in the middle area of ​​Man United showed quite high accuracy, partly because the landlord did not have enough good plans. Daniel James was the next to challenge the host with a long shot, but goalkeeper Alexander Schlager promptly poured people to save. But then the efforts of the visitors to the pitch finally helped them get the goal, Bruno Fernandes mixed cheeks outside the skill of Odion Ighalo, the striker after tidying neatly had a definite finish. clearance deadlock. Although there were more opportunities, but until the end of the first half, the visitors could not score more goals.
Entering the second half, Man United still easily dominated the match. Although the game was not too busy, the visitors still easily got the goal doubled by Daniel James thanks to the situation of finishing the ball with confidence. Odion Ighalo and Bruno Fernandes found each other again on the next opportunity, but the post saved the homeowner after the finish of the Nigerian striker. At the other end, Sergio Romero almost does not have to work when the finishes of the host almost deviate from the goal quite far. The visitors then pulled the pillars off the field, but they still easily increased the score to 3-0 after Juan Mata scored in a face-to-face position from Fred’s delicate cross.

It looked like the match would end with a score of 3-0, but in extra time, the visitors were able to score two more goals respectively by Mason Greenwood and Andreas Pereira. With a strong 5-0 result, Man United seem to have entered their name in the quarterfinals because they will be playing at Old Trafford at home. This will be the perfect run before they encounter Tottenham Hotspurs this weekend.

Farewell to The Most Romantic Coach of French Football

Michel Platini once called Hidalgo a dreamer. He created the collective that plays free and beautiful football, the same way he always dreamed about it.

FIFA shared French football has lost a legend. On March 26, Michel Hidalgo died at the age of 87 after a long battle with illness. Le Monde commented that Hidalgo was the one who brought French football back to the top.

Club Olympique de Marseille, where Hidalgo had 5 years of working, left emotional lines. Michel Hidalgo, with all kindness and immense kindness, will leave a great void in them.

The history of continental football could be very different without Hidalgo. Eight years leading the French team, this coach created an important milestone for Continental football. Under Hidalgo’s lead, “Les Bleus” won the EURO championship in 1984. It was the first team-level grand title of French football.

Not only helping the French thirst for titles, Hidalgo also enters the history of world football as one of the most romantic coaches and possesses the most soaring football.

In February, former French football players gathered at a small restaurant in Paris, to celebrate Hidalgo’s 87th birthday.

There, one finds legends like Michel Platini, Luis Fernandez, Joel Bats, Manu Amoros, Dominique Rocheteau, Alain Giresse, Jean Tigana or Marius Tresor. Hidalgo appeared tired, and the family said he had never survived “the death of his best friend Raymond Kopa in 2017.

Kopa and Hidalgo’s friendship is admired by the French public. Both are great personalities of this country’s football background.

Kopa was one of the best midfielders of world football in the 1950s, who received the title of “European Golden Ball” in 1958 and was honored by “Football King” Pele in the list of 125 players alive. the greatest in the world.

Meanwhile, as a player, Hidalgo has won the French championship three times with Reims and Monaco. He was also a leader, who fought fiercely against corruption and demanded the rights of his players. Hidalgo once rejected the Real coach seat.

However, the most successful success of Hidalgo’s life was in the role of coach, when he won the Euro 1984 with flying football and pompous, as characteristic of the French.

Covid-19 and Football: Many Players Tested Positive

The Chelsea football club issued an official statement in which they acknowledged that even the team of Russian businessman Roman Abramovich was infected with coronavirus.

19-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi infected with coronavirus. He has been quarantined right now. Moreover, people having contacted with him also have to be quarantined too. This information is provided on football the club’s official website. Here we are talking about the entire composition of the club, as well as the coaches and team staff of the team. Just some people who does not interact with that player closely can be an exceptation.

So, Hudson-Odoi is the second representative of the English Premier League tested positive for Covid-19. Before his cases, Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta test also showed a positive result for coronavirus.

Covid-19 serious situation enables Premier League to set up plan for a meeting on 13/3. They have to adjust and rearrange all the schedule for next tournament.

One more corona retating cases in football is Caitlin Foord. She had to be quarantined before coming back to her Arsenal team. Because she used to play at Asia.

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has been positive for coronavirus, according to the Italian football club website. There are no symptoms of fever. Juventus is identifying those who have been in contact with this player as wel as carrying out all quarantine procedures required by law.

Ronaldo and Rugani interacted with each other to celebrate their victory after the match against Italian club Inter last Sunday. Ronaldo then returned to his hometown in Portugal to visit his mother who had a stroke. He will be quarantined at his home in Madeira.

Therefore, who has had contact with this player in any way have to be quarantined. According to the Daily Mail, there is hope that the footballer will not be able to spread the disease to many people at the same time, because he participated in the match against Inter on the bench.

Lampard’s win rate drops to an alarming rate

The defeat against Bayern brought Frank Lampard‘s winning rate at Chelsea down to 49%.

During Roman Abramovich’s reign, only two of Chelsea’s coaches had lower win rates than Lampard: Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink in the 2015-2016 season, at 38%. As a result of the decline, Mourinho and Hiddink then left quickly.

Lampard had a good start as the “captain” of the Chelsea ship. Did not receive much hope, nor was he allowed to buy players during the summer transfer window, but this young coach still succeeded in putting the team into the Top 4 in the Premier League.

However, things have gotten worse in the past few months. From following the lead of the Premier League, Chelsea suddenly decelerated and was caught by the group behind. Lampard’s teachers and students are only three points ahead of Man Utd.

In the Champions League, Chelsea face Bayern lost at home with a score of 0-3. They need a miracle to swim backwards on the opponent’s field in the second leg of the round of 1/8.

Under Abramovich, the coach with the highest winning rate was Antonio Conte in the 2016-2017 season: 77%. Another Italian coach, Carlo Ancelotti also cool hands when ranked second with the rate 70% 2009-2010 season.

There is no good record, but Lampard is likely to remain in place after the 2019-2020 season. According to experts, the boss Abramovich can sympathize with Lampard about the experience and not buying players.

From next summer, Chelsea can provide nearly 400 million USD for Lampard “to go to market”. About half of this comes from player sales in the past two transfers, especially the sale of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.

According to the Sun, Chelsea are eyeing a series of stars like Jan Oblak, Dayot Upamecano, Ben Chilwell, Jadon Sancho, or Timo Werner. Lampard wants to build a team of top young talents and some experienced players.

Neymar Promised to Join Beckham’s Inter Miami

Inter Miami, David Beckham’s new team, will welcome the Brazilian superstar, but not next season.

David Beckham recently recruited Lewis Morgan from Celtic and two young Argentine stars Matias Pellegrini and Julian Carranza to prepare for the upcoming MLS season. With his reputation, does not exclude the possibility that Beckham will attract more stars of world football to the US to play. In the short term, the former England midfielder has a “contract” with Neymar.

In a recent talk with the legendary Manchester United on YouTube OTRO, Neymar acknowledged his desire to move to Inter Miami for the future. Neymar considers Beckham the perfect role model for me to imitate the smallest details. He even wears a lot of hairstyles just like Beckham. According to Neymar, Beckham is the most stylish player in the world.

Beckham told the Brazilian superstar that football in the United States is growing very fast at the present time. And it will be a great opportunity to attract many good players to come here to play football. Now Beckham will persuade Neymar to sign the paper. It will be a 10-year symbolic contract with Miami. But Beckham will not be able to pay him too much. Without spending too much time thinking, Neymar agreed to the offer from his idol and then the two happily shook hands.

Later, Neymar also admitted he was the one who had once invited to play football for Beckham’s club. He wanted that and shared it with his idol. Neymar wants the opportunity to come here to play for a few more years. In the recent transfer window, the price, as well as the skyrocketing salary of Neymar, has made many big men flinch. Although he once spoke about leaving, but until now, the 28-year-old is still playing for the French team. Recently, the director of Barcelona, Eric Abidal, said that the Neymar transfer with PSG was not feasible.

Liverpool widen the gap with Man City

The 2-0 win at West Ham in the 29/01 compensatory match helped Liverpool reach 70 points – far ahead of the Man City round to 19 points in the Premier League.

This is the 15th consecutive victory in the series of 41 unbeaten matches of Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students. This victory also helped them to record the first time to beat every opponent in the top league in England in a season.

Nearly a month after being appointed, David Moyes is still finding suitable play for West Ham. This match, 19-year-old Jeremy Ngakia made his debut as a right-back, replacing the old general Pablo Zabaleta.

West Ham joined in well, creating waves before Liverpool goal. However, the poor performance of conductor Manuel Lanzini caused the London team to lack a mutation in the attack.

Liverpool is not as dominant as usual, but each of their balls is potentially dangerous. It can be seen in the combination of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson. The Liverpool left-back made an assertive attempt to catch Salah’s cross, but his shot hit the post wide.

Before the end of the first half, the visitors also prevailed by opening the score. Issa Diop’s foul on Divock Origi in the penalty area brought back a penalty for Liverpool, and Salah was confident enough to fool goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski on the free kick.

Lanzini’s lack of volley and Robert Snodgrass’s effort early in the second half failed to help the home side equalize. On the contrary, they lost another goal after letting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain brave down and bravely defeat Fabianski. Salah has a skillful left foot pass, eliminating West Ham defenders in this situation.

Liverpool have another chance to score in the remaining time. Origi tested Fabianski with a cross shot. After that, it was Salah’s turn to hit the post with her own heart. However, the score of 2-0 was enough for Liverpool to reach the 70 point mark when January was not over. Klopp’s teachers won 23 matches and drew a match in the past 24 rounds.

Japan Makes Shock Exit From 2020 AFC U23 Championship

Japan is one of the countries with the most developed football in Asia. The early elimination in the Asian U23 tournament is rare for this country.

For the first time in the history of the Asian U23 tournament, Japan was eliminated from the group stage. Defeats to Syria and Saudi Arabia caused Japan to be eliminated from the Asian U23 tournament after 2 matches. Japan is considered the U23 Championship Candidate. However, they received a 1-2 defeat against Syria in the match in Group B of the Asian Cup finals on January 12.

These two defeats are the first time Japanese football has lost two consecutive matches in a continental tournament after 32 years. At the 1988 Asian Cup, the Japanese team was eliminated from the group stage after 2 consecutive losses against Korea and Qatar.

From the failure of the 1988 Asian Cup, Japan strives to become the power of continental football. The results of the Asian U23 tournament stunned Japanese experts and fans.

Immediately after the match with Syria, Japanese Football Federation President (JFA) Kozo Tashima said it was an unacceptable defeat for Japanese football. Tashima also refused to talk about the future of Moriyasu, the team’s coach.

Moriyasu, on his answer to the Soccerking page, said the coach was failing because of his failure to prepare for the tournament.

Japanese media reported that JFA was disappointed with the performance of coach Moriyasu in recent years. The 51-year-old coach received much criticism after his defeat in the Asian Cup in 2019 when Japan lost to Qatar in the final. In December 2019, Japan lost to Korea in the East Asia Cup final (EAFF E1 Championship).

According to Sponichi Annex, coach Hajime Moriyasu is likely to be fired by the Japan Football Federation in the near future. Mr. Moriyasu was appointed as the head of the Japan national team in July 2018 to replace coach Akira Nishino. Moriyasu also took control of the Japanese U23 team in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Spain Dominates European Football at Club Level

Overcoming football powers like England with 3 titles, Germany and France and 6 titles, Spanish football has become the country that won the most club titles with a total of 26 titles in the last decade (from 2010 to 2019).

Specifically, in the Champions League, Spain overwhelmed the rest of Europe when winning 6 titles. In particular, Real Madrid has up to 4 times in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 while Barcelona has 2 times in 2011 and 2015.

In the Europa League, Spanish clubs also took the lead with six championships. Specifically, Atletico Madrid won 3 times (2010, 2012, 2018) and Sevilla 3 times (2014, 2015, 2016).

At the European Super Cup, Spanish clubs won eight titles. Real Madrid has won 3 times (2014, 2016, 2017), Atletico 3 times (2010, 2012, 2018), Barca 2 times (2011 and 2015).

Not only overwhelming the other countries in the number of trophies in Europe at an older age, young football and futsal of Spain also played very successfully. Barcelona’s youth team won the UEFA Youth League twice in 2014 and 2018. In the UEFA Futsal Cup, Spain won four times thanks to the victories of FC Barcelona (2012 and 2014) and Inter Movistar (2017 and 2018).

Of course, this success will continue to be a great motivation for Spanish football clubs to aim for the future. At the same time, they will also support forces for teams to compete at the national level.

Not stopping there, Spanish football is still a global brand. It has been 7 years since the last time that Spain took the throne in a major tournament, that is EURO 2012. But the previous success of La Roja and Barca under Pep Guardiola still turns players and coaches of this country into a bright brand globally.

Spaniards are now “covering the world”. According to the Migrantes del balon page, there are 1,128 players from this country playing in 63 countries on 5 continents (Africa has 1, America 361, Asia 100, Europe 657, Oceania 9). The number of Spanish coaches working abroad has not been so dramatic. However, there are also 444 Spanish coaches present in 64 different countries, in the positions of head coach, assistant, goal keeper or fitness coach.