David Ngog has been struggling for goals since his return to French football recently

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.

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Dimitri Payet reckons the form that he has shown playing in Hammers’ jersey

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.

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Newcastle United slipped to a new low for the season

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.

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Manchester United might place Jesse Lingard on loan again

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.

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Brendan Rodgers attracted many Clubs as Manager

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.

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Manchester City vs Swansea City

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.

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Jose Mourinho takes unique stand

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.

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ANELKA BACKED

The former English forward Paul Merson believes that with guys like Nicolas Anelka and Robert Pires going to play in the first Indian Super League, it will raise the standard of the tournament quite high.

Anelka and Pires, both of whom have played Premier League football in England, will be featuring for the central India based clubs i.e. Mumbai City and FC Goa respectively.

As per Merson, ISL is going to have the similar impact as the Indian Premier League, a franchise based cricket tournament in India.

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Reims Signs Ngog

French club Reims have managed to sign former Bolton and Liverpool striker David Ngog on a free transfer. The 25-year-old striker has been without a club since leaving Bolton at the end of last season. Despite his relative young age, he has been unable to find a club. This has partly because of his poor form in recent years. The Frenchman was signed by Bolton in 2011 with a view of returning straight back to the Premier league, but his three years at the championship outfit saw often score only 14 goals in 81 matches.

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Deschamps Understands Better After Germany Game

The manager of France national football team, Didier Deschamps, has said that it’s the experience which was the real difference between his side and Germany in the first quarter final match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup.

Germany defeated France by a narrow margin of 1-0 in that match to register a place in the Round of 4.

The comeback man, Mats Hummels, gave Germany an early lead which the Les Blues were not able to nullify.

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