Month: March 2016

The Best Five of The Premier League

The Best Five of The Premier League

The premier league has spawned some of the best players the world has ever seen and there can potentially be so many contenders for the best player of all time. We’ve compiled a list of five of the very best.

Arsenal’s Thierry Henry
After collecting a winner’s medal at the World Cup in 1998, the 21 year old winger Henry arrived at Arsenal a year later, after being with the Italian giants Juventus for a disappointing six months. Instead of earning adulation for his early English flank appearances, he earned derision. Then, something clicked spectacularly after he was moved through the middle by Arsene Wenger. Henry’s brilliant technique, physicality, and searing pace have made him the porotype of what is desired in a player in the Premier League. He left Arsenal eight years after his arrival as possibly the greatest Premier League player ever with his 175 scores leaving him with the all-time goal scorer on record for the team.

Manchester United’s Roy Keane
The Premier League has never seen a fiercer competitor. Throughout the first decade of the Premier League, he was the beating heart of the Manchester United team. On the pitch, he was the physical embodiment of manager Alex Ferguson who was able to secure an advantage for United before the game ever started due to his ability to intimidate opponents and maintain high team standards. However, simply focusing on the physical and mental toughness of this Irishman does a great disservice. Keane was able to break down attacks from the opposition on the edge of his box in one instant and be able to score in the next. He was a world class box-to-box midfielder.

Newcastle United’s and the Blackburn Rovers’ Alan Shearer
When the era of the Premier League was just beginning, Blackburn was the Manchester or Chelsea of the time, with their success bankrolled by a wealthy benefactor. However, in 1992, that money was spent amazingly well when the paid to bring Shearer to Ewood Park with a record British transfer fee. In the three seasons between 93 and 96, Shearer scored 30 league goals and helped to win the 1994-1995 Premier League title for Blackburn. In 1996, he lost some of his pace but remained a fearsome presence in the penalty box when he suffered a serious injury one year following a transfer that was another British record to Newcastle United, his boyhood club. The 260 Premier League goal record he holds is still standing and he’s definitely one that you could rely on when football betting to score when needs be.

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo’s had a huge impact, even though his stay in England was short. He seemed to less in love with goals than tricks as a raw winger when Manchester United snapped him up in 2003. However, he was performing at an outstanding level of play and was the most devastating force in the Premier League when he left six years later. In his final three seasons, this star from Portugal scored 66 goals and landed three successive titles to end the longest title drought in United’s history. Since he has left Old Trafford, it is fair to say that he has done well, too.

Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs
For its 20th anniversary, Gigg was voted the best player in the Premier League. His longevity and consistency remains unmatched. In his final campaign he failed to score. However, for the 23 seasons before that, he scored in each season of the Premier League. This astonishing Welshman retired as the most decorated player in the English game’s history at the ripe old age of 40 after winning 34 trophies, including 13 winners’ medals from the Premier League. It was amazing to watch him intelligently adapt how he played the game during his career and his professional dedication was unmatched. As a flying winger, he first burst onto the scene. Later on, he became a decisive and incredibly astute central midfielder.

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How Awesome of a Season is Stephen Curry Having?

Stephen Curry and his Golden States Warriors are having a phenomenal season. At the moment, with 20 games remaining in the season, they’re on pace to have the greatest season in NBA history. That is they’re on pace to break the Michael Jordan’s 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls team, for the greatest regular-season record in the history of the NBA.

At the heart of this success is the sensational, Curry, who’s leading the NBA league with an average 30.7 points per game moving up from last season’s 23.8 points per game. Consequently, the fantastic player has gone on to break his record of most made 3-pointers in a season with 293 at a 51% shooting accuracy. Utterly insane!! This otherworldly performance in Curry’s game has led the Golden State Warriors team to a 54-5 record this season.

Stephen curry is one of the most praticed players in the game. He is a phenomenal shooter and player. Learning how to shoot and learning how to jump higher were essential to his success. He isn’t the tallest and if anything looks average on paper. He has proven that good things come in smaller-ish packages.

Stephen Curry

The last five games of the season have Curry pull out some incredible numbers. 33-42-51-46-33 points respectively. That’s an average of 41.6 points per game. This span has also seen him spin seven 3-pointers made per game. To put it into proper historical perspective, only seven players in the history of the NBA have averaged three 3-pointers a game for a whole season. Against Thunder, Curry went on to tie Donyell Marshall and Kobe Bryant for the most three-pointers in a single NBA game: 12 three-pointers. And he’ll probably break the record before the end of the season. He’s made the most 30-footers a season and is tied with Zach Randolph for 40-footers at three a season.

The basketball game NBA 2K16 has jumped onto the Curry hype-wagon to accolade his sort-of-ridiculous season. At the start of the season, Steph trailed Lebron’s 94 rating with a 93 rating. Shortly into the season, Curry’s score rose past Lebron’s, and he’s currently at a 98 rating just behind one player: Michael Jordan, 95-96 season. His 3-pointer rating is at a staggering, but not-so-surprising, 99. Since there are still some games left in the season Steph Curry might just end it as the greatest of all time in the video-game category.

At the moment, Steph Curry is the front runner for a second-successive MVP, and he just might get a unanimous vote. Last season Steph lost the players’ MVP award to James Harden. However, this season he might have done just enough to convince his fellow players that he’s that good.

The numbers Curry is drawing are mind-blowing. As far as pure shooting goes he’s the undisputed best. His season can only get so much better. Curry is taking on history. And, at the moment, there’s only one thing we can do. Watch him. Enjoy him. Go with the flow.

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