Soccer

Sam Allardyce is sending a bold statement by resigning from Crystal Palace

Sam Allardyce announced on Tuesday (May 23rd) that he'll be resigning from his position as Crystal Palace manager after successfully guiding them out of the relegation zone to end the 2016/2017 campaign on a positive note. Allardyce's decision to resign comes just five months after he was appointed manager following Alan Pardew's sacking just before Christmas in 2016. Big Sam has become quite famous for his uncanny ability to guide clubs out of the relegation zone, but the 62-year old suggests he's done with his management career.
Europa League

Europa League title strengthens Manchester United’s summer transfer hopes

Manchester United won their first ever Europa League title on Wednesday night, defeating Ajax 2-0 thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The win gives United direct qualification into the group stages of next year's Champions League, and it will also come with added sentiment for the city of Manchester [and England as a whole] after it was struck with a horrific terrorist attack about 48 hours prior to the Europa League final.
Liverpool

Liverpool need to take advantage of this summer’s transfer window

Liverpool clinched a top four finish on Sunday afternoon with a convincing 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough at Anfield. Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum, Philippe Coutinho, and Adam Lallana secured Champions League qualification for Jurgen Klopp's side and it's a huge step forward for the club as a whole. Liverpool will have to go through a qualifying match to enter into the group stages of the competition, but they'll enter the qualifying round as a seeded team, and will likely face a favorable opponent.
Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund reassuringly secure direct Champions League qualification

Borussia Dortmund secured direct Champions League qualification on Saturday afternoon in the final Bundesliga match day with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park. Braces from both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus sealed the deal for Dortmund and proved to be enough see off a resilient Werder Bremen side, who've been so impressive in the closing stages of the season. The result sees that Thomas Tuchel's men will qualify directly into the Champions League group stages for next year.
Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe should stay at AS Monaco for at least another season

Kylian Mbappe has been absolutely sensational for AS Monaco in their title-winning 2016/2017 campaign in Ligue 1. Monaco mathematically clinched the title last Wednesday with a 2-0 victory over Saint Etienne and Mbappe scored the first of the two goals. His goal on Wednesday night took his league tally to 15, and he's become the youngest player in this century to score that many goals in their first campaign across Europe's top five leagues. Across all competitions, he's scored a total of 23 goals and scored in each of Monaco's knockout stage matches in the UEFA Champions League bar the first leg in the semi-finals against Juventus.
AS Monaco

AS Monaco set new precedent in France with first Ligue 1 title in 17 years

AS Monaco clinched their first Ligue 1 title since the 1999/2000 season on Wednesday night with a 2-0 victory over Saint Etienne at the Stade Louis II. They'd virtually won the league on Sunday with their comprehensive 4-0 victory over Lille, but the 2-0 win on Wednesday night thanks to an early first half goal from starlet Kylian Mbappe and a stoppage time goal from Valere Germain mathematically guaranteed the title for Monaco. For the first time in five seasons, someone besides Paris Saint-Germain has lifted the Ligue 1 trophy.
Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho should continue to play a deeper midfield role for Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho was deployed in a deeper midfield role for Liverpool to great effect in their 4-0 thrashing of West Ham United last Sunday. The Brazilian grabbed two goals and assisted Daniel Sturridge's goal with an absolutely sublime through ball that left West Ham's back line completely on their heels. It was arguably one of Coutinho's best performances of the season, and it came at such a vital time for Liverpool with regards to the top four race.
Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani deservedly wins Ligue 1 ‘player of the year’ award

Edinson Cavani was voted as Ligue 1's player of the year and received the award at France's annual end of year awards ceremony on Monday night. The Uruguayan international was the deserved recipient of the prestigious accolade after one of the best campaigns of his career with Paris Saint-Germain, scoring a total of 35 league goals - PSG still have one match to play, too, against Caen on Sunday. All together, Cavani has scored a total of 48 goals from as many matches across all competitions for the Parisians.