Goal of The Weekend Competition

This past weekend saw some beautiful goals, and we’ve selected Paris Saint-Germain’s giant Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimoviç to go head to head against Arsenal’s English midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Zlatan’s latest sparkling moment is a piece of brilliant improvisation that we’ve seen from the big man before. Making a near post run to collect a cross flicked on by Hervin Ongenda, Zlatan was unable to strike the ball in a traditional manner. Nonplussed, the towering Swede went for an outrageous backheel strike, powering it to the far post and stunning the helpless goalkeeper.

Jack Wilshere’s goal was an amazing piece of team skill, one that was deemed so sexy one user uploaded it to P*rnhub (SFW)! Wilshere will get plenty of deserved credit for this move, but Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud’s contribution was what made it something special.

So which goal was better? Zlatan’s backheel or Jack’s one-touch stunner?

MAKING: The Little Victories capsule collection

With the release of our latest collection only a week away, we give you a glimpse of what goes into making some products in the new range. Enjoy.

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    A special mix is created for the color on our latest hoody.

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    Dom films the embroidery while Bob works on the hoodies in the other room.

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    “The Little Victories” capsule collection launches next week. Stay woke.

    - Ebun.

    Peyman Picks: Gameweek 8

    Youngsters Paving the Way

    We can’t ignore the fact that last week we were reminded of the young talent that is emerging alongside the marquee internationals that have taken the league by storm. Young Adnan Januzaj of Man Utd is undoubtedly the talk of the week as he repaid the trust of his new manager who started him for the first time in a league match, by notching a game winning brace and ‘Man of the Match’ performance. The Red Devils will be keen to see him sign a new contract before his current one expires next summer with rivals poaching and monitoring his progress ever so closely. Another former Man Utd. product Ravel Morrison, continued his stunning display of skill, balance and creativity as he helped the Hammers to a surprise road victory while scoring a goal worthy of a goal of the season nomination.

  • Then we have the Everton pair, Chelsea loaned Romelu Lukaku and academy product Ross Barkley. Under new manager both have taken their chances by the helm and have flourished, while Chelsea are beginning to question their decision to loan out their most in form striker of the bunch. Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsey continues to sizzle for Arsenal and is in the goal scoring form of him life while young Robbie Brady of Hull City is proving that he is the catalyst they will look to for Premier League survival. With the World Cup in Brazil just around the corner next summer, these youngsters will be looking to force their way into the thoughts of their national team managers throughout the season, who will no doubt have a headache or two when it comes to their squad selection.

  • International Duty Complete

  • The Premier League featured more international players either scoring or assisting in their respective matches than any other league in the world this past week and by some distance. The better news is that there are no major injury concerns to our fantasy investments, including that of new Arsenal start Mesut Ozil, who has reportedly shaken off a knee knock and will be available to Arsene Wenger when they host Norwich at the weekend. The Gunners also have the luxury of welcoming back Santi Cazorla and Bacary Sagna from injury as the Arsenal boss hinted in his press conference that he will likely begin to rotate the squad. With the international break always feared, yet finally behind us we can look to our form players thus far for some comfort in the coming weeks, while keeping an eye on the fresher players coming back from injury.

  • Peyman’s Score Predictions

    19 Oct 12:45 Newcastle (1) v Liverpool (2)
    19 Oct 15:00 Arsenal (2) v Norwich (0)
    19 Oct 15:00 Chelsea (3) v Cardiff City (0)
    19 Oct 15:00 Everton (2) v Hull City (0)
    19 Oct 15:00 Man Utd (2) v Southampton (1)
    19 Oct 15:00 Stoke City (1) v West Brom (1)
    19 Oct 15:00 Swansea (3) v Sunderland (1)
    19 Oct 17:30 West Ham (1) v Man City (1)
    20 Oct 16:00 Aston Villa (1) v Tottenham (2)
    21 Oct 20:00 Crystal Palace (2) v Fulham (2)

  • Peyman’s picks of the week

    GK: Begovic
    DEF: Rafael, Baines, Ivanovic
    MF: Michu, Barkley, Oscar, Ozil (VC)
    ST: Rooney, Lukaku (C), Sturridge

    Bench/Alt. options: De Gea, Terry, Puncheon, Giroud

  • Other recommended FPL resource sites:

  • www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk – Official partner of the Barclay’s Premier League for a good reason; the game’s best resource for everything fantasy football related with weekly in depth articles, team news, squad selection projections, captain polls, fixture difficulty, forum discussion and even a weekly podcast!

  • www.totalfpl.com – Great for getting ahead of the price changes and also an alternative perspective on weekly team selections.

  • Good luck and until next week, ‘Live, Breathe’ fantasy Premier League!

    Follow me on Twitter @RedOranjePey

    LBF on the Philly Soccer Show

    KYW News Radio
    Yesterday, I was interviewed for the Philly Soccer Show by Greg and Eli. They asked me about everything from my upbringing to how I got started with LBF and many more things. Here’s an excerpt of their write-up below:

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –- There is a local company combining fashion with the world of soccer, and on this show we have the man behind it all.

    Ebun Olaloye, a Temple University graduate and founder of Live Breathe Futbol (http://livebreathefutbol.com), is the guest on the KYW Philly Soccer Show. He talks about his early days growing up in Nigeria, where he first became interested in art.

  • While in college he discovered a whole culture of soccer fans who played games during the week and watched matches on the weekends. He took his love of the sport and love of design and Live Breathe Futbol was born.

  • Olaloye talks with KYW’s Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch about the company’s early beginnings and where he sees his clothing line going in the future.

  • Then, Eli and Greg look at the Philadelphia Union as they head into the final stretch of the season. The team earned a point against last-place DC United at RFK Stadium last weekend, and have a match at the foundering Montreal Impact this Saturday.

  • It’s looking more and more as if the team’s playoff fate will be decided during the last game of the season, at home against Sporting KC on October 26th.

    You can listen to the entire interview here

    Raul Jimenez Makes Mexican Magic

    Mexico is in the midst of one of their darker periods footy-wise. Facing the prospect of missing out on World Cup qualification, they took on Panama over the weekend needing a win to keep their hopes alive. After seeing star striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez miss from the spot, and then conceding a late equalizer after Oribe Peralta’s 40th minute goal, it looked as if Mexico’s woes were getting even woe-ier.

    Enter Raul Jimenez. Four minutes after Panama’s devastating equalizer, Jimenez received a pass from Fernando Arce with a fairly poor touch just inside the area, popping it straight into the air. What followed next was a piece of pure brilliance to rescue his floundering side and keep Mexican World Cup dreams within reach.