StoryTony Pulis unperturbed by the growing fan criticism at Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis has said that he has no concerns with the ongoing criticism from the club’s faithful and he is only focused at the job at hand at the club. The Riverside outfit have recently gone through a run of five successive defeats which have dropped them out of the playoff positions, and this has resulted in growing anger from the supporters, who want Pulis to be dismissed from the head coach role.

Speaking in a press conference, Pulis has indicated that he has no concerns regarding the fan outburst, given they are obliged to voice their opinions on the club’s poor run of form. He added that his focus only remains on the players at the moment and he is optimistic over a turnaround during the final seven games of the season.

StoryMaurizio Sarri cannot explain Chelsea’s disappointing league defeat at Everton

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said that he cannot explain the Blues’ disappointing league defeat at Everton on Sunday. The Blues were widely fancied to pick up the three points to enhance their top four pursuit but they could not manage to do so with Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring for the Toffees in a strong second half performance.

Speaking after the game, Sarri indicated that he has no idea regarding the club’s disappointing second half performance after dominating the proceedings at the beginning. He added that the result has nothing to do with motivation or tactics and the players may have suffered a mental block after watching the Toffees increased workrate in the second period.

StoryJohn Obi Mikel has Escaped a Plane Crash

The captain of the Super Eagles has escaped a crash which could be extremely fatal to the player. The plane which he had gone was grounded due to the failure in the engine, the other players of Middlesborough had some risk involved in them and the team had to cancel the flight from the Newport Country.

John Obi Mikel, the veteran defensive mid-fielder appearing in over 200 league games till now with Chelsea since 2006. The team was going out to the next fixture of the league and this comes at a time when the world of Football was already mourning the death of the signing of Cardiff City, Sala. They had finished with their 2 – 0 defeat in the FA Cup.

StoryJohn Obi Mikel explains reason behind Middlesbrough switch

Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has highlighted that the ‘family club’ atmosphere at Middlesbrough had played a prime role in him making the switch. The Nigeria international had been a free-agent following the expiry of his contract with Tianjin TEDA in November last year and this saw him linked with several high-profile teams including AS Roma and Wolfsburg.

However, after weeks of speculation, the Super Eagles skipper has decided to join Boro on a short-term contract and speaking to the club’s official website, Mikel has indicated that the atmosphere around the Riverside outfit tempted him to pursue a Champions League challenge, he said: “For me it’s looking at the project. I spoke to a few clubs and I also spoke to Tony [Pulis], had a good chat with him. He’s told me where he wants to go with it and it definitely fits with what I want to do. The club wants to get promoted so hopefully I’m here to help in any way I can. It’s a family club and this is what I want. I like stability and this is why I was at Chelsea for a very long time.”

StoryJohn Obi Mikel Introduced The Haunt For Football Stars

The former Nigerian and Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel has introduced a talent hunt series. It has been dubbed as Africa’s Next Football Superstar and seeks on discovering young talents so that it can be nurtured in a proper manner. The series is going to take place in 3 African nations, Alegria, Nigeria, and South Africa. It is pretty interesting to see that such initiatives are being taken this African footballer. Some of the youth of the country will get an opportunity of a lifetime.

John Obi Mikel is known to be a decorated footballer who played on the greatest soccer platform in the world. Presently, he is playing for Tianjin Teda at China as his successful career comes to an end. No doubt, he is the most decorated footballer who played in Africa. Some of his biggest achievements are winning UEFA Champion’s League against Chelsea in the year 2012 and also winning the African Cup against Nigeria in the year 2013. His initiative to bring some young talent to Africa will surely yield amazing results.

StoryAlan Shearer believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek should consider his Chelsea future next summer

Newcastle United legend-turned-pundit Alan Shearer believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek may have to consider his future with Chelsea next summer, should his gametime not improve under the guidance of manager Maurizio Sarri. Loftus-Cheek has impressed for the Blues this term with five goals from nine appearances but he is still awaiting for his maiden Premier League start of the season.

Writing in his column for The Sun, Shearer said that Loftus-Cheek may have to make a key decision on his future at the end of the campaign, if he cannot convince the manager into offering him a regular starting role, he said:“Ruben Loftus-Cheek will have a big decision to make at the end of the season. He scored against Fulham yesterday – just like he did the last time he played in the Premier League against Burnley back in October.

StoryJohn Obi Mikel reveals his dad wanted him to join Manchester United

Former Chelsea star has revealed that his father wanted him to join Manchester United when he got the chance to make the move to the Premier League. The Nigeria international was at the centre of the fiercest transfer battles in the league’s history but ultimately, he made the switch to Stamford Bridge after a compensation package was settled with both United and Norwegian side Lyn.

Speaking to reporters, Mikel revealed that he had been urged to make the move to Old Trafford by his father, who has been a lifelong United fan. However, he decided to join the Blues instead as they agreed to pursue three other compatriots alongside him, he said: “My dad was a Manchester United supporter. He wanted me to join Sir Alex Ferguson. But Chelsea offered to sign me and three other friends who might not have gotten a club otherwise. For that reason, I decided to join Chelsea.”

StoryVictor Moses looking forward to the new Premier League season

Nigeria international Victor Moses has said that he is looking forward to the new Premier League season with Chelsea. The 27-year-old has been a key performer for the Blues at right wing-back over the past two campaigns but his role is expected to change under new Maurizio Sarri after having featured as a right-winger during pre-season.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Moses said: “We’re looking forward to it. Obviously, we have a new manager now, he’s got a new philosophy, and we’re looking good in training. We just want to work hard together as a team and make sure we understand what he wants from us and do the best we can this season. Chelsea is a big club. It’s a club with a great history, we’ve won loads of big trophies, and we always want to do that.”

StoryJohn Obi Mikel Reveals Kidnapping News

John Obi Mikel of Nigeria had a tumultuous time when his team lost to Argentina at the same time when he also faced a personal tragedy in his home. His father was being held by kidnappers and for ransom money, which Obi revealed to the media.

Being the captain of the team, John Obi Mikel had to lead his team against Argentina on June 26th; this was the day when he already knew that his father had been kidnapped, but could not tell anyone since the kidnappers had threatened serious consequences of the authorities had been contacted.

StoryJoel Obi Eyeing World Cup Spot With Nigeria

Torino midfielder Joel Obi is aiming to represent Nigeria at this summer’s World Cup finals in Russia. The 26-year-old, who was omitted by the Super Eagles during the previous edition of the global tournament, took a step closer to realising his ambition last month after featuring in the country’s friendlies against Poland and Serbia.


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