Nifty Fifty

Since returning from my day trip to Amsterdam, where the Netherlands failed to qualify for next summer’s European Championships, the wonderful folk at Offside have provided me with plenty of football to cover as the domestic leagues returned to action. Here’s a few that float my boat…

 

A picture of former Everton player and manager Howard Kendall, who passed away at the age of 69, seen on the gates close to Goodison Park before Everton's game against Manchester United
A picture of former Everton player and manager Howard Kendall, who passed away at the age of 69, seen on the gates close to Goodison Park before Everton’s game against Manchester United

 

A picture of former Everton player and manager Howard Kendall, who passed away at the age of 69, appears on the big screen before Everton's game against Manchester United
A picture of former Everton player and manager Howard Kendall, who passed away at the age of 69, appears on the big screen before Everton’s game against Manchester United

 

Jesse Lingard of Man Utd tussles with Brendan Galloway of Everton
Jesse Lingard of Man Utd tussles with Brendan Galloway of Everton

 

Former Chelsea and England star Joe Cole emerges from the tunnel on his debut for League 1 side Coventry City, against Rochdale
Former Chelsea and England star Joe Cole emerges from the tunnel on his debut for League 1 side Coventry City, against Rochdale

 

Former Chelsea and England star Joe Cole in action for League 1 side Coventry City, on his debut, away to Rochdale
Former Chelsea and England star Joe Cole in action for League 1 side Coventry City, on his debut, away to Rochdale

 

A huge gathering of media attend Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's first pre-match European press conference ahead of their match against Rubin Kazan
A huge gathering of media attend Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s first pre-match European press conference ahead of their match against Rubin Kazan

 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp takes a training session at their Melwood base
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp takes a training session at their Melwood base

 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (R) and assistant Zeljko Buvac
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (R) and assistant Zeljko Buvac

 

Man City players walk out onto the Etihad Stadium pitch for their UEFA Champions League game against Sevilla
Man City players walk out onto the Etihad Stadium pitch for their UEFA Champions League game against Sevilla

 

Yevhen Konoplyanka of Sevilla celebrates after scoring their 1st goal
Yevhen Konoplyanka of Sevilla celebrates after scoring their 1st goal

 

Kevin De Bruyne of Man City scores their late winning goal
Kevin De Bruyne of Man City scores their late winning goal

 

Kevin De Bruyne of Man City celebrates after scoring their winning goal
Kevin De Bruyne of Man City celebrates after scoring their winning goal

 

Kevin De Bruyne of Man City celebrates after scoring their winning goal
Kevin De Bruyne of Man City celebrates after scoring their winning goal

 

Souvenir scarves bearing the name of new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp are for sale ahead of their UEFA Europa League match against Rubin Kazan
Souvenir scarves bearing the name of new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp are for sale ahead of their UEFA Europa League match against Rubin Kazan

 

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp arrives at Anfield for his first home game in charge
New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp arrives at Anfield for his first home game in charge

 

Emre Can of Liverpool scores their opening goal
Emre Can of Liverpool scores their opening goal

 

Emre Can of Liverpool celebrates with teammate Adam Lallana on his back
Emre Can of Liverpool celebrates with teammate Adam Lallana on his back

 

Christian Benteke of Liverpool shoots past Marko Devic of Kazan
Christian Benteke of Liverpool shoots past Marko Devic of Kazan

 

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool takes a tumble
Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool takes a tumble

 

Carlos de Pena of Boro battles with Matteo Darmian (L) and Andreas Pereira (R) of Man Utd during their League Cup 4th Round tie
Carlos de Pena of Boro battles with Matteo Darmian (L) and Andreas Pereira (R) of Man Utd during their League Cup 4th Round tie

 

Boro goalkeeper Tomas Mejias saves a penalty from Wayne Rooney of Man Utd during the eventual shoot-out
Boro goalkeeper Tomas Mejias saves a penalty from Wayne Rooney of Man Utd during the eventual shoot-out

 

Wayne Rooney of Man Utd shows his dejection
Wayne Rooney of Man Utd shows his dejection

 

Boro goalkeeper Tomas Mejias celebrates
Boro goalkeeper Tomas Mejias celebrates

 

Grant Leadbitter of Boro celebrates victory over Man Utd
Grant Leadbitter of Boro celebrates victory over Man Utd

 

Gerard Deulofeu of Everton celebrates after scoring their 1st goal against Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League
Gerard Deulofeu of Everton celebrates after scoring their 1st goal against Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League

 

Steven Fletcher of Sunderland battles with Ramiro Funes Mori of Everton
Steven Fletcher of Sunderland battles with Ramiro Funes Mori of Everton

 

John Stones of Everton
John Stones of Everton

 

A grid of stock pictures from Everton's game against Sunderland
A grid of stock pictures from Everton’s game against Sunderland

 

Jermain Defoe of Sunderland (L) and teammate Adam Johnson look dejected
Jermain Defoe of Sunderland (L) and teammate Adam Johnson look dejected

 

Man Utd players pose for a team photo before their UEFA Champions League match against CSKA Moscow
Man Utd players pose for a team photo before their UEFA Champions League match against CSKA Moscow

 

Bastian Schweinsteiger of Man Utd leaps over a challenge from Zoran Tosic of CSKA
Bastian Schweinsteiger of Man Utd leaps over a challenge from Zoran Tosic of CSKA

 

Marcos Rojo of Man Utd looks dejected
Marcos Rojo of Man Utd looks dejected

 

Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring a late goal for Man Utd
Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring a late goal for Man Utd

 

Frenchman Remi Garde poses with a playing shirt after being unveiled as the new manager of Aston Villa
Frenchman Remi Garde poses with a playing shirt after being unveiled as the new manager of Aston Villa

 

Frenchman Remi Garde poses with a playing shirt after being unveiled as the new manager of Aston Villa
Frenchman Remi Garde poses with a playing shirt after being unveiled as the new manager of Aston Villa

 

Frenchman Remi Garde speaks during a press conference after being unveiled as the new manager of Aston Villa
Frenchman Remi Garde speaks during a press conference after being unveiled as the new manager of Aston Villa

 

Frenchman Remi Garde poses with a playing shirt after being unveiled as the new manager of Aston Villa
Frenchman Remi Garde poses with a playing shirt after being unveiled as the new manager of Aston Villa

 

Souvenir Nottingham Forest pins and badges seen before their match against local rivals Derby County
Souvenir Nottingham Forest pins and badges seen before their match against local rivals Derby County

 

The floodlights shine down over the City Ground just beyond a row of terraced houses
The floodlights shine down over the City Ground just beyond a row of terraced houses

 

Chris Martin of Derby gets between Henri Lansbury of Forest (L), Nelson Oliveira of Forest (2R) and Daniel Pinillos of Forest (R)
Chris Martin of Derby gets between Henri Lansbury of Forest (L), Nelson Oliveira of Forest (2R) and Daniel Pinillos of Forest (R)

 

David Vaughan of Forest battles with Jeff Hendrick of Derby
David Vaughan of Forest battles with Jeff Hendrick of Derby

 

Cyrus Christie of Derby looks dejected
Cyrus Christie of Derby looks dejected

 

Jonathan Williams of Forest (R) and teammate Ryan Mendes celebrate victory
Jonathan Williams of Forest (R) and teammate Ryan Mendes celebrate victory

 

Darren Bent of Derby looks dejected as he walks off with the cloud of a red flare behind him
Darren Bent of Derby looks dejected as he walks off with the cloud of a red flare behind him

 

Building work continues on the redevelopment of the Main Stand at Anfield
Building work continues on the redevelopment of the Main Stand at Anfield

 

Yannick Bolasie of Palace battles with Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool
Yannick Bolasie of Palace battles with Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool

 

Jason Puncheon of Palace chases the ball down with Alberto Moreno of Liverpool
Jason Puncheon of Palace chases the ball down with Alberto Moreno of Liverpool

 

Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool goes down injured
Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool goes down injured

 

Palace manager Alan Pardew holds his hand up at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Palace manager Alan Pardew holds his hand up at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

 

Palace manager Alan Pardew holds his hand up at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Palace manager Alan Pardew holds his hand up at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

 

 

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