DEFOE, AN ABSENTEE FOR RANGERSAGAIN

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Rangers striker Jermaine Defoe was an absentee as the Scottish Premiership champions claimed top spot with a comeback win over St. Johnstone last weekend. Jermaine Defoe was not in the Rangers squad that secured a 2-1 victory at the expense of home team St. Johnstone.


Without Jermaine Defoe in their squad, Rangers fell behind early in the second half after a goalless first half. Michael O’Halloran scored the opener for hosts St. Johnstone before KemarRoofe pulled Rangers level just before the hour mark thus paving the way for skipper James Tavernier to win the game for the defending champions. Rangers right-back Tavernier produced an inspirational moment on 79 minutes to score the second Rangers goal and ultimately win the game for his team. Continue reading “DEFOE, AN ABSENTEE FOR RANGERSAGAIN”

DEFOE INJURED IN FRIENDLY DRAW

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard was handed a big injury worry ahead of the new Scottish Premiership season when experienced striker Jermaine Defoe pulled up with an injury during the friendly encounter between Rangers and Arsenal on Saturday. Jermaine Defoe sustained the injury in the first half of the game which ended in a 2-2 draw.

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Around 2000 fans were at Ibrox to see the game between their beloved Rangers and Premier League giants Arsenal. The Rangers fans would have been worried with the injury to Defoe who’s likely to miss the start of the new Scottish Premiership season. The 2021/22 Scottish Premiership campaign starts on July 31.
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WHY IPSWICH WON’T SIGN DEFOE REVEALED

League One outfit Ipswich Town won’t sign veteran striker Jermaine Defoe this summer after they were priced out of a move for him.

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The interest of Ipswich Town in Jermaine Defoe was revealed by Football Insider 247. It was reported that the club wants to sign the former West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth attacker after his contract with newly crowned Scottish Premiership champions Rangers expired this summer.A potential transfer for Defoe wasdiscussed by the Ipswich Town hierarchy as the new US-based club owners try to lift the mood at the club ahead of the new season. However, it became clear that a deal won’t be possible for Defoe who earned £35,000 on a weekly basis at Rangers.
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DEFOE CRITICIZES EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE PLANS

The football world is currently in chaos and there’s been a lot of public opinion in the last 48 hours following the announcement that there’s going to be an introduction of a new European Super League that will be played by only a selected number of teams. Since the news broke out, there have been a lot of angry reactions from fans across the world, while players, pundits, and the other clubs who have refused to join the Super League have bashed the plans.

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According to the organizers of the new league, there are currently 12 founding teams who have all agreed and signed up for the establishment of the new tournament which is set to see games played during midweek between big clubs in the game.
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DEFOE COULD LEAVE RANGERS THIS MONTH

Veteran Rangers striker Jermaine Defoe could leave the club in this January transfer window according to the latest reports emanating from the media in Scotland. The specific publication from the Daily Record could be on the move as he closes in on 40. Jermaine Defoe has a very good goalscoring record for Rangers in his two years at the club.


The ex-Tottenham Hotspur, Bournemouth and Portsmouth striker has scored 29 goals in 62 appearances for the Scottish Premiership giants. Jermaine Defoe signed for Rangers in January 2019 and he could depart after two years despite having six months left to go on his Rangers contract. The veteran England international has played just seven times for his club this season in the league but this is not all down to manager  Steven Gerrard. Continue reading “DEFOE COULD LEAVE RANGERS THIS MONTH”

SON, KANE PARTNERSHIP LAUDED BY DEFOE

 

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe has praised the partnership between Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane in the Premier League this season. The partnership between the two players has propelled Spurs to the top of the Premier League table ahead of title favourites like Liverpool and Manchester City.


Jermain Defoe talked about Son and Kane during an exclusive interview with journalist Reece Mennie on Mennie Talks as he said that they have the best partnership in the world right now. He likened the partnership to the one enjoyed by Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto’o at Barcelona over a decade ago. Henry, Messi and Eto’o were instrumental as Barcelona won six trophies in the space of one year (2009) under managerPep Guardiola. The three players were a constant in attack for Barcelona as they won the 2008/09 Champions League title. Continue reading “SON, KANE PARTNERSHIP LAUDED BY DEFOE”

Giroud: Almost Impossible For Chelsea

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has admitted it will be almost impossible for The Blues to knock out German champion, Bayern Munich in the round of 16 tie.

The blues were dominated all through the game, but their resilience was not broken until the second half when former Arsenal striker Serge Gnabry produced another masterpiece performance in London. The German scored twice while Lewandowski added the third, putting the German side firmly in control of the last 16 tie. Lewandowski’s second half goal was his 39th in 33 appearances this season. Continue reading “Giroud: Almost Impossible For Chelsea”

Aribo a Great Choice for Rangers: Defoe

Jermain Defoe is the forward player for the club Rangers of the Scottish Premiership. He has called upon the ability that Joe Aribo has after being impressed by the things that he has to offer since he joined the club during the transfer window in summer. Joe belongs to Nigeria who plays as a midfielder for the Rangers. He had a start that was much promising for him at Ibrox where he was able to score four goals and assisted in two in all the major competitions. It was not a perfect time for him at Ibrox for the first months and he has shown quite a lot of poor performances for them.


Because of Joe’s classy pass, Defoe was able to or rather he was allowed to score a goal that was his second against St Johnstone during the weekend. And now the midfielder has been chosen the striker as one of the most exciting pick up for playing in the squad for Rangers that is currently managed by Steven Gerrard. According to the words by Defoe, Joe has been fantastic since he joined the club. He has a special ability to keep the ball at his feet and can glide past other players on the field. He said regarding his second goal that Aribo did not notice him but he was able to make that clever pass through the legs of the defender.
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RANGERS ACE COULD BE RECALLED BY CLUB

Bournemouth forward Jermaine Defoe could be recalled back to the club for the start of the season. The 36 year old forward is currently on an 18 months loan at Scottish side Rangers but could be recalled back to the club as the season begins.

Current dirt team forwards Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser have been linked with moves to other clubs and this could result in the veteran forward coming to fill the attacking options. Manager Eddie Howe is considering this as a last option depending on how the next few weeks pan out.
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REMEMBERING DEFOE STINT AT SUNDERLAND

Jermain Defoe is arguably the most underrated striker in the history of the Premier League. The diminutive forward is not always in the conversation of the best strikers to ever play in the league despite featuring in the top 10 list of highest goal scorers.

The period that underlined his goalscoringexploits was in the 2015/2016 season after joining Sunderland from his torrid stint in America Defoe scored 15 goals that season. His goals were a huge reason why Sunderland was able to escape relegation.
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