Riyadh derby

Updated 30 January 2013
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Riyadh derby

TONIGHT, Hilal will meet Nassr in the 18th round of the league. Nassr seems to be in better shape than Hilal which is slowly being killed by its coach while the management sits back.
The coach has already played 22 official matches but until now, still can’t get up with a permanent lineup. He even invents positions for some of the players who never played in and always fails. His lineup and technique against Ittifaq last Thursday backfired and gave their opponent the chance for a last minute draw.
It is even harder for them to compete with Fateh now on the league’s championship and easier for Nassr to beat Hilal for the first time in three years. Nassr’s supporters think that winning this game will be a piece of cake, while Hilal’s fans think that their team is in its worst time.
However, regardless of whatever the results may be, we will still see a nice match. Nassr’s coach is the team’s inspiration while Hilal’s coach is their supporters’ fear. In terms of players, Hilal definitely has a much better set including the foreign ones. I think that this match will decide if Hilal will still compete for the league title or will give up for Fateh, and that is what makes this match an important one.
Speaking of Fateh, it’s almost impossible to beat them in the league as they step forward to be the champions for the first time.
I wish you all an exciting evening. May the best team win.


Mohamed Salah named Premier League’s best player of the year at PFA awards

Updated 23 April 2018
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Mohamed Salah named Premier League’s best player of the year at PFA awards

  • Egyptian superstar currently has 30 Premier League goals this season
  • Salah beat the likes of De Bruyne and Kane to the award

LONDON: Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League’s Players’ Player of the Year on Sunday, with his incredible 41-goal debut season at Liverpool beating out strong competition from Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne.
“It’s a big honor. I’ve worked hard and I’m very happy to win it,” Salah said at the ceremony on Sunday evening.
Salah matched a Premier League record tally for a single season by scoring his 31st league goal of the campaign in a 2-2 draw at West Brom on Saturday.
“You’re comparing your name with some great names,” he said, on the prospect of breaking the record. “To break the Premier League record is something huge in England and all over in the world.
“There are still three games to go. I want to break this record.”
Salah has also netted seven times in eight Champions League games, including in both legs of Liverpool’s 5-1 quarter-final thrashing of City, to carry his side to a first semifinal for a decade.
De Bruyne showed why he had been many people’s early-season favorite for the prize with an incredible long-range strike for his 12th goal of the season to go with a league-high number of assists as champions City thrashed Swansea 5-0 on Sunday.
“From my point of view when you are analizing 10 months, there is no player better than him,” said City manager Pep Guardiola of the Belgian midfielder.
“Maybe there are numbers better but for me he was the best. But it is my opinion, the opinions of the players could be different. But in the end, in summer time he will be at home being champion.”
City did pick up a prize from the PFA gala in central London on Sunday, though, as Leroy Sane won the Young Player of the Year.
Sane, another City team-mate David Silva, De Bruyne, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and Tottenham striker Harry Kane were the other five nominees for the main prize.