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Arsenal Fans / I was not obsessed like Van Nistelrooy – Thierry Henry
« Last post by Yomi on May 01, 2020, 10:04:34 AM »
Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has downplayed his rivalry with former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, insisting that he was not obsessed with finishing as top scorer like the Dutchman.

Both players fought for the Golden Boot for five consecutive seasons, after Van Nistelrooy moved to United from PSV in 2001.

Henry took the prize in Van Nistelrooy’s first year at Old Trafford, but the Dutchman claimed his first Golden Boot in 2003.

However, Henry went on to win the next three, meaning he won the award in four of the five years the duo played together in the Premier League.

Rio Ferdinand recently revealed it was his former team-mate Van Nistelrooy that was obsessed with winning the tug and his mood would sour after matches, if he realised Henry had matched or surpassed his feat in the previous 90 minutes.

Henry, in an Instagram Live with Puma, claimed he was unaware of Van Nistelrooy’s obsession and was more eager to give away chances.

“It became a story between me and him because it was always him or me [to win the Golden Boot] but I don’t know if you remember I used to give penalties away…I used to give penalties away!

“When Edu played his last game for Arsenal and I was battling with Ruud van Nistelrooy for the Golden Boot I gave him the penalty.

“It’s because you ask me the question don’t get me wrong…but if you look at the number of my assists I gave in the game and sometimes I was in front of the goal and I squared it that would answer that question [whether he was as obsessed].

“I would not have all those assists if I was only just thinking about the Golden Boot.”
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PSG Fans / PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions after Coronavirus cancellation
« Last post by Barcaguy on April 30, 2020, 05:24:06 PM »
Thomas Tuchel's men retain their domestic title despite being unable to see out their remaining fixtures due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Paris Saint-Germain have been crowned Ligue 1 champions following the cancellation of the 2019-20 season, Goal can confirm, with Lyon missing out on a spot in the Champions League for the first time since 1997.

Earlier this month, the LFP (Ligue de Football Professionnel) outlined plans to restart the campaign in June with lockdown measures in France set to be lifted on May 11.

However, French prime minister Edouard Philippe insisted that such a scenario was impossible during a national assembly on Tuesday, while revealing that no sporting events will be allowed to take place until September at the earliest.

The announcement left several teams in Ligue 1 awaiting their fates regarding final positions, with PSG sitting 12 points clear at the top of the table having played a game less than second-placed
Marseille.

Following a vote over how the league standings should be decided, the LFP confirmed on Thursday that Thomas Tuchel's men are champions of France for a third successive year, while seventh-placed Lyon have failed to qualify for Europe's premier club competition.

The classification has been established based on the average number of points each team has gained thus far in relation to matches played, meaning Marseille and Rennes have earned a place in the Champions League.

The final Ligue 1 table calculated by points per game 👇 pic.twitter.com/VTYgGo16f9
— Goal (@goal) April 30, 2020

Elsewhere, Amiens and Toulouse are relegated to Ligue 2 after being cut adrift at the bottom of the standings. Lorient and Lens will be promoted from the second tier.

Nimes , who were 18th in Ligue 1 and set for the relegation play-offs with three teams from Ligue 2, have been given a repreive after it was confirmed the extra matches will not be played.

Didier Quillot, general director of the LFP, said that as far as they are concerned the 2019-20 French football season is now over, and their goal is to start the 2020-21 season no later than August 22.

He said: "There may be appeals, but our decisions are solid.

"We are not restarting the next championship after August, except in the event of force majeure and a new outbreak of the epidemic."
However Quillot did say they would play the finals of the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue in early August, if given permission by UEFA, which would impact qualification for the Europa League.

He said: "If the finals of the Coupe de la Ligue and Coupe de France take place, the places in the Europa League will be allocated to their winner, if the winner is not PSG. The rule does not change."

Lille , Reims and Nice looked to have booked spots in the Europa League through their league standings, however that is now subject to change.

Nathalie Boy De La Tour, President of the LFP, said they had exhausted every possible option on resuming the league, and that this solution was the fairest in their opinion.

She said: "We had worked on recovery scenarios for mid-June. We worked on the economy and treasury for the clubs, sponsorship and ticketing. We worked behind the scenes. I don’t like to talk to say the least. I'm coming to you with concrete things. "

France have followed the example of Belgium 's Jupiler Pro League and the Netherlands ' Eredivisie by calling off the season, and it has been suggested that the rest of Europe's major leagues will take the same drastic steps in the coming weeks.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and general secretary Theodore Theodoridis have set a deadline for the leagues in question to submit their plans for restarting the season, having previously made it clear that their main goal is to see all schedules completed by August.

A statement from European football's governing body said: "National Associations and/or Leagues should be in a position to communicate to UEFA by May 25, 2020, the planned restart of their domestic competitions - including the date of restart and the competition format."

Bundesliga officials are working towards a May 9 restart, with matches set to be played behind closed doors in Germany , while La Liga clubs have been cleared to return to training on May 4 - a similar approach followed by Serie A.

Meanwhile, Premier League club executives are due to meet on Friday to discuss how best to move forward in England, as the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths continues to rise across Europe.



Source: Goal
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Hazard's female version looks the prettiest to me.

That would be second on my list. Mbappe's opposite version though looks like Gollum from Lord of the Rings.
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Hazard's female version looks the prettiest to me.
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Salah as a woman looks great and better.
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FRANK LAMPARD

It's been an interesting first season at Chelsea for their favourite son.

Frank Lampard has blooded in youngsters and given the club a fresh lease of life since taking over the reigns last summer.

His dark, masculine looks have always won him admirers from female fans, and he's married to beautiful TV presenter Christine Bleakley.

And as a woman he's certainly  glowing.
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SAM ALLARDYCE

Big Sam has been without a job since his England sacking.

Again, he's another with time on his hands - but we doubt he would've been interested in seeing what he'd look like as a lady.

So, just for you Sam we've done it on your behalf.
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IAIN DOWIE

Dowie was never blessed with good looks.

But as a centre forward for West Ham and Southampton it helped him strike fear into opposition defences.

As a lady, you wouldn't want to come across him in a dark alley either.

FaceApp has also given him a thicker barnet too!
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RONALDINHO

Brazil legend Ronaldinho has had a tough time of it of late.

Thrown into a Paraguayan jail because of passport fraud, he's now under house arrest at a luxury hotel in Ascuncion as cops investigate his case further.

With time on his hands, he might've just put his own image through FaceApp to see what gives.

If he did, he would've got this - looking like a Rio Carnival dancer.
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FRANCK RIBERY

The French legend has enjoyed a stellar career at the top.

Over the course of his career, he's starred for Marseille and most memorably at Bayern Munich for 12 years.

FaceApp gives him red lipstick - fitting of his famous former employers, Bayern.

And check out those eye lashes!
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