I don’t know what happened, Chad! We wuz hacked! Russians! Arshavin! Usmanov! Spetsnaz, KGB, ABC, 123, Fele Alli. Since we’re on the decline these days, here’s some bantz to Sp*rs. Have to get some in before rival banter is classified as hate speech. I probably got us put on some list there, so, moving on:
There was a recent debate apparently where some silly people apparently thought Harry Kane (which is Olde Spudian English for “he who breathes through his mouth”) was better than Thierry Henry. I usually stay away from these kind of “who’s the best?” debates because they are highly subjective in most cases but I’m definitely siding with Henry on that one. He won two doubles and three league titles, one of which was one where we were awarded the only golden EPL trophy in history. Ancient history? Yep. Absolutely. So will we all be, one day. In four billion years the sun will enlarge to a red giant dwarf and engulf the earth and none of this will have mattered anyway…
Winning the league is a bit harder than nicking stereos, Sp*rs
Hurry up and read this before Chad takes it down like an out of control Adebayor going in on dodgy Arsenal ankles. In lieu of goals and Arsenal victories send your pies, Engerland.
The 16/17 edition of the English Premier League kicks-off on August 13th and we here at Two Daft Yanks are pretty darn excited. Yes, we had the Copa America and Euro 2016 to hold us over the summer but club football is where it’s at and we welcome it’s return. The 25 day mark is the perfect time to start our countdown because it matches the 25 league goals scored by Harry Kane in 15/16 en route to winning the Golden Boot. To mark this day and to get ready for the new club season, take a look at Kane’s 25 goals below and check back here at Two Daft Yanks for more countdowns as we get closer to August 13th and the new Premier League Season.
Thanks to Jim Hart of Year Zero Soccer, I was able to see the Tottenham Hotspur training session today in an up close fashion. Here are some of the best pictures from the morning as Spurs prepare to take on the MLS All-Stars in Denver.
Last night, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard took home the Professional Footballers Association player of the year award and Tottenham’s Harry Kane won the young player of the year award. The voting for both of these awards were spot on as each player was clearly the most deserving PFA award winners and there she be no controversy in either selection.
Hazard is the highest rated player in the Premier league according to WhoScored.com with an 8.04 rating. The midfielder to date has tallied 13 goals and 8 assists while often making defenders look silly with his hard charging dribbles to and through the 18 yard box. Hazard was so successful in this department he lead the league in dribbles (155) and attempted dribbles (254). The only other players who could have possibly claimed this award include Sergio Aguero, Diego Costa and Harry Kane but each of them fell short in my eye test. Hazard was clearly the most talented and productive player in the league and is the catalyst to what surely will be a Chelsea title winning season.
Kane was far and away the deserved winner for the young player award and the only other player who could have won it would have been Hazard himself. The fact that Kane is English probably stopped Hazard from winning the young player award as well. This blocked Hazard from joining a group that includes Andy Gary, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale as the only players who have won both the player of the year and young player of the year award in the same season. Kane has scored 20 goals and chipped in 4 assists for Spurs this season and operates much like Hazard, fearless near the box taking on multiple defenders and firing off shots. Hazard won the young player of the year award last year so perhaps with some improvement in the off-season Kane can pull of a similar result next season.