” There’s plenty of sporting action for us to look forward to this summer but we also have the hit reality TV show Love Island to sink our teeth into as well. The ITV hit is a show where a group of sexy singles gather in a villa in Spain and ‘couple up’ with each other in a bid to find love (or stay in the game which will see the winning couple receive ?50,000 and get the chance to achieve untold levels of fame).
Getty Images – Getty 1 Brother of Tyson Fury, Tommy, is on this series of Love Island The current series has Tyson Fury’s brother, Tommy Fury, participating in it and it has been going on for just over a week and inevitably it’s already produced huge drama. /**/ /**/ Tyson Fury shows off his moves as he works out with trainer Ben Davison Reality TV stars who ditched promising careers in sport Some are coping much better than others with the game and now that fans of the show are getting used to the different personalities and their character traits, this got us thinking at talkSPORT.com – if the contestants were teams from the Premier League, who would they be? Below you can see which Premier League teams Love Island 2019’s contestants would be based on the top flight action in 2018/19. *Ratings done on Monday June 10.
The fortunes of anyone on Love Island can change very quickly so we will update this piece regularly LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m GOING NOWHERE Bournemouth send firm response to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser interest HAMMER-TO-BE West Ham ‘have bid accepted’ for in-demand LaLiga striker Molly-Mae Hague – Liverpool We didn’t see Molly in action until Friday night’s episode but she’s made a blistering start.1xbet mob Molly, who works as an ‘influencer’ was romantically linked with Leicester City’s James Maddison and it’s fair to say she’s turned a few heads on the show too with Tommy, who she’s coupled up with, and Anton both making a play for her.
View this post on Instagram What do we think to our new couple?? #TOLLY or #MOMMY ?? @loveisland @itv2 A post shared by MOLLY-MAE (@mollymaehague) on Jun 7, 2019 at 2:23pm PDT This is a very good position to be in and Molly should go far in the competition but having two boys liking her could make her lose focus and it would be similar to the struggle Liverpool sometimes had over whether they should prioritise the Premier League or the Champions League. Lucie Donlan – Manchester City Molly has boys after her but Lucie was left spoilt for choice in the first week – with Tommy, Anton and Joe all admitting they’d like to get to know her better.
Lucie and Molly have had the most attention just like City and Liverpool had the most success last season. But Lucie is City at the moment because she’s had just that little bit more success than Molly.
View this post on Instagram ??RE-COUPLING ?? Lucie picked Joe ?? What are your thoughts ? #JUCIE #loveisland A post shared by Lucie Rose Donlan (@lucierosedonlan) on Jun 7, 2019 at 2:30pm PDT Tommy Fury – Chelsea Tommy arrived in the villa as the most well-known contestant and big things were expected of him as is always the case at Chelsea Football Club. However, the light-heavyweight boxer has had a few setbacks so far, namely when Lucie opted to couple up with Joe despite Tommy making it clear he liked her.
Felt cute might steal Lucie from Joe later, idk. #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/0RsX5nUI3C — Love Island (@LoveIsland) June 9, 2019 /**/ /**/ He seems happy enough to be coupled up with Molly and you get the sense things will be all right for Tommy in the end, as it was for the Blues last season despite their numerous setbacks.https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Pirlo Joe Garratt – Tottenham Hotspur Joe won the battle to steal Lucie’s heart though and is now coupled up with her. However, there’s still a long journey ahead.
Who’s to say there won’t be other boys trying to woo Lucie over the next few weeks? Joe got a little bit too rattled when Tommy was given the choice to take any of the girls out on a date and chose Lucie. You do worry Joe might struggle to cope if more and more boys flirt with Lucie just like Tottenham have a tendency to crumble when it gets to the really important moments in a season.
View this post on Instagram #JUCIE ????? @lucierosedonlan A post shared by Joe Garratt (@josephgarratt) on Jun 3, 2019 at 1:43pm PDT Callum Macleod – Huddersfield Town Callum was the first Love Island 2019 casualty just like Huddersfield were the first team to get relegated from the Premier League last season. Callum and Huddersfield seem nice enough but both were ultimately out of their depth and got found out.
So it seems there may have been some chemicals between Callum and villa scientist Yewande ????#LoveIslandAftersun pic.twitter.com/map13hcR3d — Love Island (@LoveIsland) June 9, 2019 /**/ /**/ Danny Williams – Wolves This one was hard to do as we don’t see model Danny in action until Monday night’s episode but the glimpses we’ve seen are good. It’s not clear how well he’ll do just like it wasn’t clear how well Wolves would adapt to the Premier League last season but it seems like Danny will be a new and exciting contestant on the show.
Aftersun Exclusive: We’re getting up close and personal with new boy Danny. Don’t miss the scoop on Aftersun, tonight at 10pm on @ITV2 ?? #LoveIslandAftersun pic.twitter.com/o4DXRt12Vc — Love Island (@LoveIsland) June 9, 2019 /**/ /**/ Wolves achieved a creditable seventh-placed finish in the Premier League as well as a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.
Amber Gill – Arsenal Amber has real potential to go far in the competition just like Arsenal have the potential to become contenders for the Champions League spots. But Amber is hampered by the fact she hasn’t found anyone she’s really into in a romantic sense and Unai Emery just isn’t getting the financial backing he needs to get the Gunners back among the elite. Both Amber and Arsenal’s respective situations will get better if these things happen but it’s easier said than done.
Amber’s not settling anytime soon, and neither should she. ?? #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/gtqDr64Ahk — Love Island (@LoveIsland) June 6, 2019 /**/ /**/ Anton Danyluk – Manchester United You get the sense that the ever-persistent Anton had a lot of success with the ladies – in the past… In the here and now and in front of the watching nation, Anton is getting pied at every corner and was only saved from the boot by Amber last week. But it’s clear their coupling up is strictly friendship-based.
Manchester United have experienced a similar decline in fortunes in recent seasons. View this post on Instagram You can’t win them all ???????>? #TeamAnton #LoveIsland A post shared by ANTON DANYLUK (@anton_danyluk) on Jun 8, 2019 at 7:35am PDT But both Anton and United are not going down without a fight and they’re willing to throw everything to restore the good old days – in United’s case it’s by putting in huge amounts of money in the transfer market.
Michael Griffiths – Everton Much like Everton, fireman Michael is good in patches. He did basically nothing in the first few days but there are signs that things could be getting better for Michael with Amber admitting she has some interest in him. Michael is also a scouser so Everton is a good match for him but he hasn’t quite been performing at a Liverpool-like level yet.
View this post on Instagram Who’s excited for June 3rd!!! @loveisland ITV2 9pm… Comment who you think Michael will couple up with?????? #loveisland #teammichael A post shared by Michael Griffiths (@mac_griffiths_) on May 28, 2019 at 5:28am PDT Yewande Biala – Cardiff City Oh Yewande, she’s a really nice person and her fans are desperate to see her to do well. But given her high-flying career as a scientist, she does seem somewhat out of place on the show.
She’s showing plenty of effort like Cardiff did last season and is due to go on a date with new boy Danny on Monday night’s episode. You feel this has to go well otherwise her future on the show is uncertain. Hide the colander!
HIDE THE COLANDER! #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/84ehscjWCh — Love Island (@LoveIsland) June 9, 2019 /**/ /**/ Amy Hart – Bournemouth Bournemouth won promotion to the top flight for the first time in their history in 2015 and four years on they’re still there and pretty content with their situation. This is similar to Amy, who claimed in the first episode that she has never had a boyfriend despite being 26-years-old.
However, she’s in the only solid couple so far this series and you get the sense she is happy with her status on the show, just like the Cherries are as a Premier League club. View this post on Instagram Couple GOALS! ??????Tag your bae??
Also tell us what their couple name should be! #teamamz #loveisland2019 A post shared by Amy Hart (@amyhartxo) on Jun 5, 2019 at 1:02pm PDT Curtis Pritchard – Burnley Amy’s partner is ballroom dancer Curtis, who is definitely the Love Island equivalent of Burnley. Curtis is good, honest and hard-working much like Sean Dyche has his Clarets team drilled. Neither Curtis nor Burnley seem too fussed about branching out either.
View this post on Instagram 2 Perfect SMILES together ??????. A post shared by Curtis Pritchard (@curtispritchard12) on Jun 4, 2019 at 2:11pm PDT Sherif Lanre – Newcastle United Semi-pro rugby player Sherif has been difficult to work out thus far. He’s coupled up with Anna but he has a funny way of showing he fancies her.
Sherif is easily the least proactive contestant still on the show and it’s fair to say Newcastle are not very proactive in the transfer market. It only took Anton hitting on Anna for Sherif to fully get his backside in gear just like it takes the threat of relegation for the Magpies to start playing well. View this post on Instagram FIRST NIGHT DOWN ????????
What does everyone think of Sherif and Anna ???? #loveisland #loveisland2019 #teamsherif #lovelanre A post shared by Sherif Lanre (@sherif_lanre) on Jun 3, 2019 at 2:55pm PDT Anna Vakili – Crystal Palace Pharmacist Anna was very picky at the beginning of the show and thus made a slow start as do Palace who sometimes begin the season in not the best run of form. But it seems like something good is developing with Sherif and the pair should be safe from any risk of getting kicked out for this week at least.
View this post on Instagram The clock is ticking ? MONDAY 3RD JUNE ON @itv2 ??STORM ANNA??is coming to conquer love ????!!! She is too cute – – – #loveisland #loveisland2019 #annavakili A post shared by ?? Anna Vakili (@annavakili_) on May 28, 2019 at 7:57am PDT ” ” Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was dubbed the ‘manager of the century’ by fellow coach Phil Brown in October 2017.
It seemed a pretty outlandish claim at the time but given Wilder’s Sheffield United will be playing in the Premier League next season – the Blades’ second promotion in the space of three seasons – it’s definitely not the most outrageous claim made in football. Getty Images – Getty 5 Wilder and his beloved Blades will take part in the Premier League next season Wilder has had brilliant success elsewhere – guiding Oxford United back into the Football League in 2010 and stabilising them in League Two before getting Northampton Town promoted into League One in 2016.
To a casual observer Wilder may seem like a normal bloke, born and bred in Stocksbridge, Sheffield but these achievements are far from normal. But what is Wilder the man like and what are the secrets behind his managerial successes? talkSPORT.com had a chat with Ryan Clarke, who played as a goalkeeper under Wilder at Oxford and Northampton in the seasons where both sides got promoted.
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Clarke, who’s now at National League South club Bath City, arrived at the Kassam Stadium in May 2009 from Salisbury City and admits he wasn’t aware at first that the plan was to win promotion back into the Football League at Oxford. He soon learnt. Intense training sessions with very high standards – no one was allowed to slack off.
And if you didn’t buy into Wilder’s methods, you were gone. /**/ /**/ Bob Mills pays an emotional tribute to Justin Edinburgh However, Wilder was not just the strict enforcer at Oxford. Clarke adds: “He was a man’s man really. He was up for a laugh and a joke. As long as you do things properly he’ll look after you.
But he could be quite ruthless. “He got the best out of me as a player.” Getty Images – Getty 5 talkSPORT.com spoke to Clarke, who played under Wilder at Oxford and Northampton “One of his strong points is that he knew the players on the other teams inside-out. We’d do tactical stuff towards the end of the week and we’d know the other players inside-out.
His knowledge of the league, even in League Two was very good. “One of his favourite sayings was ‘if you lose one or two, you certainly don’t lose three’. I don’t think we ever did that [lose three in a row] because he always got the right sort of players in.” And in May 2010, it was mission accomplished for Oxford as they got back into the Football League four years after being relegated with a 3-1 victory over York City in the play-off final, leaving the Yellows faithful with memories that will last a lifetime.
Wilder was unable to get Oxford up another league but his talents were not going unnoticed and he became manager of Northampton in January 2014, bringing Clarke with him in July 2015. LIVE ON talkSPORT talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2…
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In the end, Northampton won League Two in the 2015/16 campaign, finishing the season on 99 points. Clarke said: “That never really affected us to be fair. There was stuff going on in the background but the players just got on with it.” “We had a very experienced squad [at Northampton] with a lot of promotion experience within the team.
Because the team was doing so well, Chris didn’t actually have to manage the team a lot because the boys were just taking care of it and it just snowballed. “But at the same time the reason that was the case is because he brought the right sort of players in. Getty Images – Getty 5 Clarke holds the League Two trophy after Northampton’s brilliant 2015/16 season on the pitch However, that summer Wilder and Northampton would part company because the manager received an offer from boyhood club Sheffield United.
He couldn’t refuse it. It’s been a whirlwind at Brammall Lane over the last three seasons and now the Blades find themselves in the big time once again. But what is Wilder’s biggest strength? Clarke said: “Probably his man-management – how to get the best out of players.
He knows which ones need a kick up the backside, the ones that need an arm around them and the ones that he just needs to leave alone. “His man-management is very good and I think that’s going to stand in him in good stead going into the Premier League because you’ve got to be able to man-manage players on huge amounts of money and it’s a big jump up. That’s a massive thing in today’s game.” Getty Images – Getty 5 Clarke believes Wilder’s brilliant man-management skills helps him get the best out of his players And can Wilder keep Sheffield United in the top flight?
Clarke added: “It’ll be a tough ask but yeah I think he can. If there’s one thing he can do it’s when things aren’t going well it’s getting his team back on track. “That’s another thing he’s very good at. That might be crucial because it’s going to be a hell of a tough season for them. “I’ve not been in and around the changing rooms [at Sheffield United] but you can imagine the sorts of things that are going on and I’m sure he’s gone about his business in a similar way to what he’s done in the past because it’s worked well.” Getty Images 5 Chris Wilder celebrates promotion with Sheffield United So whether Wilder can get Sheffield United to make the jump into becoming an established Premier League side remains to be seen. But it’s clear he’s as ready as he’ll ever be for that challenge because he can do a little bit of everything. “