Bob Bradley was appointed as the head coach of Swansea City on October 3 and after being in charge of the Premier League club for 3 league matches so far, Bradley has not been able to seal a single victory after having lost against: Arsenal and Watford while only being able to draw against Watford.
Former Liverpool striker David N'Gog has signed a one-year contract with Greek club Panionios.
The club has refused to disclose the amount they paid for the player and only stated that they are happy to have signed a player of this quality.
David N'Gog has played for several European clubs before namely Reims, Paris Saint-Germain, Swansea City, Bolton Wanderers as well as Liverpool. He also has good experience of international football during his time with the French youth team.
Rafael Benitez has asked fans to remain positive ahead of the new season.
Indeed Newcastle will be playing in the Championship after their relegation from the Premier League, and the Spanish manager has stated that it will not be easy to win the promotion back to the Premier League. The presence of Rafael Benitez as manager has created a sense of optimism and they want to believe that they can win the Championship easily.
Ever since Swansea City was promoted to the Premier League, they have been competing for the top 12 spots of the top tier English League but haven’t really managed to seal a European position that would allow them to participate in the Champions League or in the Europa League on a consistent basis.
However, this might change soon as Swansea City has new owners and they are expected to bring a new era for the Premier League club.
Olivier Guegan became the coach of Reims back on April of 2015 and after just 1 year in charge of the French club, he was sacked and one of the main reasons of why this occurred was because Reims suffered relegation after having gone through a mediocre season where they only managed to win 10 victories, 19 defeats and 9 draws.
Former Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers and Swansea centre forward, David Ngog is still struggling in France despite the move he made to find his form. The striker who is only 27 years of age, with dual nationality of France and Cameroon, made the move from Swansea to FC Reims in the 2014/2015 session via a free transfer. The French player has prosecuted 16 matches this season but could only find the back of the net three times. Last season, he played 32 games for the club but only managed to put seven goals at the back of the net. Hence, his drop in the pecking order at the club.
Didier Deschamps admitted that Karim Benzema with an early goal playing against Sevilla showed his effectiveness, but, the Les Blues chief avoided putting light on the reasons why he was not named in the squad to face Oranje.
Benzema’s name has been there in a criminal case of late and he is even under investigation at this moment. So it’s maybe that which is behind the overlooking of the 28-year old.
At least, Deschamps’ roundabout explanation of his exclusion only hints in that direction.
Swansea City is fighting for survival in the Premier League as they are located in the dreadful relegation zone but a recent string of positive results has given the team of Francesco Guidolin a breather which is what Swansea City needed in order to maintain themselves just slightly above the relegation spots, however even with this recent string of victories against Arsenal and Norwich, being relegated still remains being a realistic possibility.
David Ngog has been struggling for goals since his return to French football recently.
He has been playing with Reims, who are one of the favourites to go down into the second division. Reims have managed only four wins so far this season and are in danger of being overtaken by teams like Toulouse. Much was expected from the former Liverpool and Bolton striker when he returned to French football, butNgog has struggled more or less the same in order to find the back of the net. A strike rate of just three goals in 12 appearances speaks volumes about his struggles.
Dimitri Payet reckons the form that he has shown playing in Hammers’ jersey in the English top flight this season; it’s not justifiable on the part of the France boss Didier Deschamps to consistently overlook him.
According to Payet, he is not able to figure out the reason why he has not been given the opportunity to represent the Les Blues post June.