If there were a book, this would be one of the oldest tricks in it. The Cristoph Kramer goal vs Wolfsburg on Friday wasn’t anything new or special, it was just a reminder to players everywhere to never switch off during match, even for a moment.
Kramer and Borussia Monchengladbach were hosting Wolfsburg in a Friday night contest in the Bundesliga with the home side already in front with goals from Lars Stindl and Raffael. Near the end of the half, Monchengladbach was given a free kick outside the Wolfsburg 18-yard box.
We did this last year, and we're doing it again because it's funny. Feast your eyes:
One of the most annoying things in soccer is when you get subbed off, especially when you feel like you still have a lot left in the tank. However, in recent years we have seen managers haul off players before halftime, or even just after substituting them on the field (Emmanuel Eboue against Wigan in 2008, anyone?).
With just a few weeks remaining in the 2017-18 Premier League season, we are quickly winding down towards one of the most anticlimactic final days of all-time. If Tottenham collapse, Chelsea might yet play themselves into the top four, and Southampton could still manage to avoid the drop — just look at what Newcastle have accomplished over the last four games.
Congratulations to all the winners.