BAG IT UP, NOEL
SWANSEA CITY had a bad November.
Paul Clement’s side lost three of the four matches they played, drawing the other – and all without scoring a goal.
And their woes were summed up by the fact they had fewer shots on target over the month (four) than Stoke’s on-loan Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma (five).
IT was a good week for fans of funny gifs of football managers.
The returns of Alan Pardew (right) and Sam Allardyce to the Premier League saw plenty of the old favourites trotted out.
There was Pardew’s FA Cup Final dad-dancing when he was Crystal Palace boss, and a variety of Allardyce expressions all over social media, as the pair signed on at West Brom and Everton respectively.
It was an insight into just how plenty of fans see two of the characters of the English game, but perhaps the most revealing opinion THERE are no maybes about it, Noel Gallagher is definitely a Manchester City fan, but that didn’t stop the former Oasis star from rolling with it and acquiescing to a request for Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti (below) to present him with the club’s shirt this week.
Some might say the former Argentina star, now 44, looks just as he did in his playing days.
Clearly not much cigarettes and alcohol since retirement.
was shared by Pardew’s former West Ham striker Dean Ashton, who played under the new Baggies boss as they both took the Hammers to the FA Cup final in 2006.
“He’s not short of confidence,” the one-time England striker told talkSPORT.
“His nickname is ‘chocolate’ – because he would eat himself if he could.”
LIVERPOOL’S Joe Gomez gave an insight into the art of defending after the Reds’ recent 3-0 win at Stoke.
“As soon as we score, we think, ‘Let’s keep a clean sheet’,” he said. “Because if you do that, you win.”
Well, he’s not wrong, is he?