September is one of the best months for Football fans around the world! We have international matches, all the major leagues come back, big last minute transfers and of course, the launch of the new FIFA! I know people say this every year, but I can't wait for this years FIFA as the Journey is coming back and the new "Icon" cards that will be in FIFA Ultimate Team. Obviously, nothing is perfect, but I fully believe FIFA Ultimate Team is the best thing to happen to a video game in 15 years. In saying this, every year players get overrated and of course, underrated so now it's time to break down three players who EA fucked over and hurt them in the ratings department.
Harry Kane (ST) - Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
Harry Kane is a FIFA player who sparks a lot of debate. He is obviously incredible in real life (two Golden Boots in a row) but still is labeled as an "unusable" player due to his low pace at the start of FIFA. Whether you do believe this is true, you can't take away that an 86 rating for a player who has been dominating Premier League defenses since his breakout season is completely unfair. Harry Kane last season lead the Premier League in goals even though he only played 30 Premier League matches as he notched 29 goals, seven assists, a 65.2% shot accuracy, and 31.5% conversion rate. Those numbers aren't someone who should be rated the same overall as Fàbregas or even players like Philippe Coutinho and Romelu Lukaku. Flat out, numbers never lie, and the numbers say he deserves to be up there with the elite strikers in the world.
Sadio Mané (LW) - Liverpool F.C.
Usually, Liverpool fans love to fucking complain about being unfairly treated, and I normally just ignore it like most people on Twitter and move on with my life (or lack there of), but this is a FUCKING TRAVESTY! When it comes to raw talent and dominance there may not be a better player in the Premier League right now than Sadio Mané, I mean every single time he plays my team and he has the ball I shit my pants, he is nothing short of incredible, and everyone on earth sees this. Well, I guess FIFA doesn't as they chose to make him less rated than İlkay Gündoğan, who is a stellar player but hasn't played a full season in what feels like 1000 years. Even Henrikh Mkhitaryan who is having a good season so far but hasn't been close to as good as the Liverpool man since coming into the league. Hell, I would even go as far and say Mané deserves to swap ratings with Coutinho! Mané is the best player at Liverpool, flat out and case closed.
Alexandre Lacazette (ST) - Arsenal F.C.
Alexandre Lacazette was one of the big signings of the summer as he moved from Olympique Lyonnais to Arsenal £47.7m. Due to this, he is now one of the "Ones To Watch" players for this FIFA. Last season in Ligue 1 the French striker had 28 goals in 28 games with a top five conversation rate in all of Europe. Even though I don't think he is on par with Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku, he still deserves to be a higher rating than 85. For me, Lacazette is an elite striker, and elite players in every position should be over an 85 rated. Even though this a card where overall doesn't matter because of the pace, shot and dribbling are so good, but come on, pump that sucker to an 86.
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The International break is over! No more shit matches between countries no one cares about and you can stop worrying about your country choking in the qualifiers which means the most important league (and thing) in the world is back, The Barclays Premier League! Oh, and we have a jam packed weekend with battles between top clubs, bottom clubs and the middle teams that make this league the best in the world. So let's celebrate by making some money with a parlay so good with only a fiver you can make more than 110 dollars! Fuck me right! So no more intro let's get into this, as it's time to start your September off with a fucking bang!
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. @ Everton F.C.
It was a strange and eventful international break for Everton and Tottenham as two of their players made massive headlines for two VERY different reasons. My boy Dele was caught giving the middle finger to a player who turned out to be his ex-teammate and Judas, Kyle Walker. Even though we can't confirm it was actually Walker, we will give Dele the benefit of the doubt. Everton had an issue with their new signing and Evertonian Wayne Rooney as he was caught drunk driving. Obviously, this isn't funny, but seriously, why the fuck do people in England call it "drink driving," blows my mind, okay tangent over, on to the match.
It's crazy to say this, but Tottenham going away from home (not really a home but you get it) and playing at Goodison Park is probably a good thing as they have been nothing short of dog shit at Wembley. Even though Everton are a tough team to beat, Everton hasn't beaten Spurs since 2012! Both teams have skill but with Tottenham's new right-back Serge Aurier looking to start, Tottenham have the edge, and they will win.
Tottenham will win 2-0
West Bromwich Albion F.C. @ Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.
West Brom: (+187)
Brighton and Hove Albion: (+160)
It keeps getting worse and worse for Chris Hughton and Brighton & Hove Albion as after a very rough start to the Premier League (1 point in three matches) they will not be without their number one striker Tomer Hemed this weekend as he was injured while on International duty with Israel. Obviously, this is a massive loss since they lost out on the Vincent Janssen sweepstakes, so they are so light up front. Not having Hemed will change everything, they will look lost against Tony Pulis who has his defense playing exceptional right now. The Baggies are 5th in league with seven points, and I see them keeping their unbeaten run going as they will beat the newly promoted team quite easily. After Josh Rosen on Saturday, I thought my fellow Jewish athletes were going to step up this week, shame for Hemed.
West Brom to win 1-0.
Huddersfield Town A.F.C. @ West Ham United F.C.
West Ham: (-118)
Of course, we need to start with West Ham. Oh my fucking god, what a mess! From emails being leaked about their shit transfer policy to the on field play as they have zero points and look like they will be going down if they keep this shit form going. The biggest issue for West Ham is Slaven Bilic. He is the modern day AVB, a shit manager that was saved by one amazing player (Gareth Bale) until they left and now people can see how incompetent he is. I don't want to be so mean to "Super Slav" as he scares me and I don't want to get a hit against me by some crazy Eastern Europeans. So now, will you go with a shit team on awful form OR a newly promoted team who are so hungry and haven't lost yet? It's a no brainer.
Huddersfield to win 1-0.
SUN - Spurs are playing at Wembley this year while their home of 118 years gets torn down and replaced with a new 61,000-seater ground.Club chiefs believe their new home will cost in the region of £750million – which will be part-bankrolled by a lucrative sponsorship deal. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has already confirmed the new ground will not be called White Hart Lane. And this computer generated image currently doing the rounds on social media apparently shows how the new stadium could look ahead of next season. The image suggests Spurs are looking at a deal with delivery service FedEx, seemingly worth £150m. The company’s name can be seen on two sides of the roof and there is a sign saying ‘FedEx Stadium’. However, there is absolutely no indication this image is official or that any agreement with FedEx is in place. Still, it made some fans crack out the jokes on social media. One user said: "Don't mind if the new White Hart Lane is to be called the FedEx Stadium, let's just hope we deliver the goods there... I'll get my coat." Another posted: "The FedEx Stadium. The irony when the team don't deliver." FedEx already have their name on the FedExField stadium in America.
AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, I WILL NOT LET THIS HAPPEN! Fuck FedEx, I don't want your 150 million! I can already see it now, when Tottenham lose a game; we will have to deal with all of these cringe Twitter meme pages saying "Tottenham couldn't deliver" and hearing that joke 1000 times may make me die. Also! I have lost so many clothes due to Fed Ex, the last thing I need is two things in my life that have made me lose hair and bitterly depressed to combined forces. This is a losing situation; I speak for every Tottenham fan when I say NO! It sounds too Americanized, and I frankly won't stand for a shit mailing service having the rights to our beautiful new stadium.
Sorry for this rant, I have been busy unloading into my house in Boston for school, but don't worry the Premier League parlay, and much more is back on Thursday! Thank you for the support. I love you all.
Yesterday Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis claimed that Arsenal holding onto their two stars Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil after a stressful transfer window was a show of intent from the club. Obviously, both are incredible talents as they have won honors for club and country so not shockingly, most teams were going after the duo. Most notably Alexis Sánchez as Pep Guardiola and Manchester City were all over the Chilean. They were stopped though as Arsenal kept their man as they seemed to be getting low balled and of course, didn't get their replacement in Thomas Lemar. There is no disputing these players make Arsenal a better team, but is this truly a sign of intent? I don't think so, let's break it down.
Before I start, I just want to say, there is no arguing the skill level of these two players, even though I feel Alexis Sánchez is miles better than Mesut, I do think both players are good (no hate mail please).
I understand what the big boss at Arsenal is doing. Losing two out of their first three matches, arguments between fans, and now a pretty clear issue in the locker room, a lot of pundits are saying how we are watching the meltdown of Arsenal. For this reason, Ivan Gazidis knew he had to try to calm the masses with this statement. In saying this, it's clearly wrong. First off, I do believe Alexis Sánchez is world class, not just because of his immense talent, but his willingness to succeed and his consistency. Sadly you really can't say that about Mesut Özil. The guy has so much talent, but he has been a shadow of his old self in the last few months for Arsenal and I feel has slipped below players like Christian Eriksen and Kevin De Bruyne. Due to this, I do believe Özil has found his level, and I do see him staying at Arsenal, but do I think Alexis will? HELL TO THE FUCKING NO! No one with a brain sees this as a sign of intent! Keeping a player against his own will at a club isn't intent! If they sign these two then yes, that is intent but right now it's all bullshit, and Arsenal fans are worried! I called this a month or so ago, if Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is REJECTING 100k a week contracts at your club you are in a baaaaaad spot! Players are looking to leave, they see it as a sinking ship, but until these guys sign or Arsène Wenger shuts up and spends to replace them there is no intent. There is nothing, and yes, they will win games, but they will lose some, and every single time they do the blame will be at Stan Kroenke and Arsène Wenger, and this time, I can't see them soaking up this pressure.
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Piers Morgan is showing the world how real men act as he will be back on TV after breaking three ribs when he fell on his perfectly slick and toned torso. The Englishmen is showing that when you are injured all you need is “Paracetamol, Nurofen, whiskey” as Piers is once again showing how much stronger and tougher he is from all of us stupid normal folk. I mean, in all seriousness this is pretty impressive, and I get I made fun of him before, but it's hard not to give respect for this guy. While all of us are on our couches Piers is out there getting paid millions to talk for an hour and to do that on injured ribs must be tough. I mean, everyone attacks Piers for no fucking reason, the guy has done nothing wrong, so we just need to be civil people and support him during this incredibly tough time.
The Transfer Window is officially closed in the Premier League as teams are set and ready to go on the hard road of battling in the Premier League. Even though there were some T-Rex sized transfers at the start of the year, on deadline day we have seen some massive moves that can truly improve your fantasy team. Yes, sometimes these players are gambles, because it's hard to judge how a player will act in his new setting. Regardless, these three players are ready to take the step up (or step down) and will take the Premier League by storm. So please, just enjoy and ride those coat tales.
Serge Aurier (D): Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - £6.0m
The extremely controversial Serge Aurier seemed like he was going to ease into his new role at Tottenham as they still had Kieran Trippier to help him get acquainted with Tottenham. Sadly, for the English right-back he has pulled out of international duty with his second injury of the season. No matter how bad it is, this is a teller that Serge Aurier may be battling with a young and newly promoted right-back Kyle Walker-Peters, and no offense to KWP, we know who is going to win that. Even with the price of 6.0m, this is a great move since he will get you points for clean sheets, and he will also get forward and play as a true Wing Back as Kyle Walker did for Spurs last season (except with better crossing). In my opinion, you need one elite defender to help rack up important points, and he is one of the players I would go for. With 89% of passes completed last season, an average of 1.1 chances created a game, (from regular right-back) and an average of 1.5 interceptions a game, this guy is a complete and utter beast.
Wilfried Bony (F): Swansea City A.F.C. - £6.0m
Wilfried Bony has given up the rent-a-striker life-style and returns to his true home in the Premier League which is Swansea City. Even though this is a massive move since they instantly replaced Fernando Llorente who went to Spurs, the big headlines will be on their loan accusation of Bayern's Renato Sanches. No matter what, for the value for 6.0m, he is a great third striker just to notch you some key points as I see him going back to his stellar form when he was with the Swans. In saying this, I wouldn't think of him as your top striker, but for the other players in his price range, he is one of the players that have the lowest risk.
Renato Sanches (M): Swansea City A.F.C. - £5.0m
Renato Sanches was the hottest commodity last summer as he had every world giant chasing him and the German giants bought the Portuguese stud for £18.00m! Now a year off being the most exciting youngster in the world, his profile just went to some kid that every FIFA Ultimate Team player used since Dele Alli, Kylian Mbappé, Marco Asensio and Ousmane Dembélé are now fighting for the spot of King of the Kids. Now he will take his talents to the gorgeous country of Wales as Swansea beat out teams like West Ham and other European clubs for the season long loan deal. I know it's crazy to think out of all places, he would go to Swansea but it's not that insane. Paul Clement, the Swansea manager, has a good connection with Bayern Munich which means this kid will get extensive playing time. Obviously, he didn't show it last season in Germany but the kid has talent, and there's no reason not to use him as a squad player/rotated midfielder. Also, this guy has the skill to control games (look at the Euros). I do believe this could be a risk for the first two games or so, but when this kid hits the ground, he will not stop running.
Well! That's all we have for now! Make sure to come back soon as we will more fantasy talk and the preview for the big Premier League weekend ahead. Once again, I love all, thanks for the support!
The time has finally come as the DST Monthly Awards are back for the first time this season as we will give awards to the best player, best manager but also, the worst of the worst, as we break down the biggest moments of this month. Of course, many of these will be up for debate so make sure to tweet us at DST_Tweets and tell us your opinions.
Manager Of The Month
David Wagner and Huddersfield town were nothing short of amazing in their first ever month in the Premier League as they accumulated seven points in three matches. In this time they have scored four and haven't conceded a goal yet. Obviously, many people on the Premier League website will vote for United's manager José Mourinho as they are top of the league but come on, their striker probably cost more than their whole team, so for a tiny club like Huddersfield to do this well is spectacular. I started the season predicting they would go down, but with likable players and an energetic manager, they will become the small club everyone roots for, well, until they beat or draw your club and you pray for them to go down.
The Alan Pardew Memorial Award (Worst Manager of The Month)
If you guys have been reading for a while or follow my personal twitter (J_Warshy16) you know a few things about me. First off, I love Vincent Janssen more than anyone on earth and I fully believe with every ounce of my heart Alan Pardew is the worst manager the Premier League has seen for ten years (maybe ever). So every month we like to remember Mr.Pardew by giving out a reward in his name to the worst of the worst, and this month it is West Ham's manager, Slaven Bilić.
I mean, West Ham were supposed to be battling teams like Bournemouth, Everton and West Brom for the spot below the elite clubs in the league, and holy fuck have they been bad! Three games in they have zero points, they have conceded ten goals and have only scored two! Most notably they were SMASHED by Newcastle 3-0 right before the break. Personally, I was never convinced by "Super Slav" I think the class of Dimitri Payet saved him his first season, and since then he has been shit, this man might not make it to Christmas.
Goal Of The Month
BOOOOOOOOOOM! What a fucking hit son! I mean, this is what we like to call in the industry a "thunder cunt," I mean, to take it first time from that angle, and just snipe it top shelf, upper ninety or whatever you want to call it is simply incredible. For most people, they will only be able to score this once or twice in their careers and for Mr. Charlie Daniels, he did it against one of the most expensive teams in the world! Oh, and did I mention this guy is a left back! Just absurd all around, Up the fucking Cherries.
Player Of The Month
It has been an eventful month for the Armenian from Manchester United as on and off the pitch he has been making headlines all for the right reasons. Well first off, he has gone viral this week for his beautiful tweet about his mother, as people realized that we have a bit of a MILF on our hands as all of Football Twitter was shocked that this man came out of that gorgeous woman. On the pitch, he has been incredible as he is helping Manchester United not be boring like last season as in three games, he has five assists (leads the Premier League), has an 89.2% passing percentage, one man of the match and an 8.49 match rating. Obviously, he can't keep those assists numbers up all season, but if he can keep up delivering every week, he will be one of the stars of the year, and more importantly, maybe United won't put us to sleep this season (but they will still be parking the bus by November).
That's all for August! But don't worry September will be heating up as we have the Champions League (quick overview: HERE), Premier League and the domestic cups are back! What a glorious time of the year! Rejoice!
All summer long we have been told by every single Tottenham, Chelsea and Everton ITK source that if there was one thing certain this transfer window it was that Ross Barkley was going to move to one of these two London Clubs. Sadly to fans of both teams, we were all duped in this three month long tease. This is absolutely mind blowing! I am fully disappointed in Tottenham for not signing him. First off, the rumors of why he left the Chelsea medical was because he wanted to sign for Tottenham (what a legend for doing that by the way) but Spurs couldn't get a deal for him! Like, seriously, all summer Spurs fans were expecting a pacey winger (NOPE!), a midfielder (NOPE!), a defender (yes) and a striker (yes). The fact Levy only got 2/4 things Spurs fans were looking for is nothing short of absurd. I have repeatedly said over and over I fully do believe Ross Barkley under the managing of Mauricio Pochettino and surrounded by all of the young English talent at Spurs he would thrive. Sadly, for right now we will not see that as he will stay at his boyhood club until January (then all bets are off). For me this makes no sense, he would have improved Spurs or Chelsea (especially with depth), he is still a young player with bags of potential, and as players point of view, this is AWFUL as well! You are going into a world cup year already injured and now have to fight for your place in a team that you openly said you didn't want any part of! I don't know who to blame for this unfortunate situation, of course, a lot has to do with the owners and the agent of the player but this was a missed chance for mainly Ross Barkley to get his career back on track, and for Spurs to improve their young English core. So let's just hope that in January he can finally move to London and play for Tottenham.
Another rant in the books, I promise this is my final one for a long time..
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The time has come! It is Thursday, August 31st as it is the most hectic day in world football.....Transfer Deadline Day! For a fan of a team that loves leaving it late, this day is just searching for shitty streams of Skysports and watching random cars in parking lots and hoping my club gets two minutes of air time. As social media takes over the day, I have three tips to make sure you keep your sanity as this day progresses.
Is There A Blue Tick?
There are tons of shitty people on Twitter but none worse than these indivisuals. Yes, the people who make accounts like "Spursofficiall" or "ManCityy" and send out tweets about signing players and people FUCKING BUY IT! Then you have some 15 year old from like the midlands of England who thinks its funny to trick the whole world. And yes, some people will make these jokes, but these guys get like 100 retweets, and there's some poor guy who just wants his club to sign that one player he has been dreaming about since July 1st (Ross Barkley).
Especially in England, every team has that one account which is the best at posting news whether it is on ESPN or the shit heads at the Sun, and even though most days all it gives you is false hope, today you NEED those suckers on. You don't want to be the last guy to find out about the news. Like come on, how else would you know if the players Barber starting to follow your club or someone found their Range Rover outside the training ground. So whenever you read this, make sure you follow and put those notifications on, don't miss out on the ride of your life.
Don't Be So Fucking Cynical
This is the most important rule! There is always that one guy who comments first saying "panic buy" because of the time it took place and the price. I understand your club is spending money on these players but hey! It's not your money, so instead of being the guy who already rips on the player or labels him unfairly let the player show his worth over a few months, and if he is still a bag of shit (Moussa Sissoko) then you can label him as such. But never stop supporting him, because he is your player.
So please, for me and the whole world, act responsibility today, and enjoy the roller coaster.
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All week we have heard the news Tottenham were on the verge of signing PSG Right-Back Serge Aurier. Every single moment we heard news it was only days away! Then it was pushed back a day due to his trouble getting a Visa because of an altercation with the police in Paris. Now it seems like the saga is finally over! As the man from Ivory Coast tweeted out this:
Now with even his teammates saying he is leaving for Tottenham, I think it's fair to say Serge Aurier will be a Spurs player before 6 PM EST on Thursday when the deadline closes. This is huge for Tottenham, and even though after all of the hate for Daniel Levy, he has shown everyone he is a genius at making deals. With the sale of Kyle Walker and Kevin Wimmer, Tottenham made £65M, which means with the signing of the Right Back and Sanchez, they have made a £7M profit! Later in the week, we will break down this move and every major one, but for right now, I am excited as he is a good player but until he delivers he will always be questioned about his past and his attitude. In saying this, I hope Tottenham fans don't jump on him as they did with Moussa Sissoko and just let the guy play without much pressure.
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