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.
Newcastle United slipped to a new low for the season after suffering an exit from the League Cup at the hands of a Championship team.
The north-east outfit were taking on Sheffield Wednesday in the third round of the League Cup. Despite their poor form under Steve McClaren, Newcastle were expected to get a win. Even McClaren saw this game as an ideal opportunity to get some form and confidence under the belt. However, a 1-0 defeat courtesy of a second-half goal fromMcGugan saw manager McClaren term the current situation as a crisis.
Manchester United might place Jesse Lingard on loan again, this time to Newcastle United.
Steve McLaren, who has recently been given the charge of Newcastle, likes Lingard’s game having already worked with him and he is willing to have the youngster in his ranks again.
McLaren and Lingard had had an association at Derby County and the winger pretty much managed to impress his boss there.
The Manchester United management is also not reluctant to let Lingard go and why would they be?
Lingard is not up there in the pecking order as far as United is concerned.
Before Brendan Rodgers was selected as the manager of Liverpool, the coach hailing from Northern Ireland was in took charge of Swansea City and it was during this time that he attracted the eyes of top clubs.
When Brendan Rodgers managed Swansea City, the English club was competing in the English League Championship but after a string of impressive performances and results, Swansea City was promoted to the Premier League.
Brendan Rodgers eventually decided to leave Swansea City as he accepted the managerial role that was offered to him in Liverpool after Kenny Dalglish left Anfield.
Manchester City’s latest Premier League match was against Swansea City and Manuel Pellegrini’s team picked up a scare in this game as their opponents took the lead at the 9th minute through Wilfried Bony as the Ivorian forward received a pass from his teammate Dyer before slotting it into the net of Joe Hart.
Jose Mourinho is considered one of the smartest managers around, but, when he signed Didier Drogba in the summer, there were not too many people who backed that move of his.
There was a general opinion that Drogba was well and truly past his prime and there was no point spending money on such a player.
People were obviously saying that on the basis of how the 2013-14 Season had gone for the Ivory Coast player. Not only had he suffered serious injuries, he had played some pathetic football.