Month: October 2019

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva: Sergio Conceicao would be success in Englandby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva says Porto coach Sergio Conceicao would be a success in England.Bernardo insists the impact of Portuguese managers in the Premier League is a sure sign Conceicao would impress.He told O Jogo: “The Portuguese coaches are very strong tactically. Sérgio Conceição already did a great job in France in Nantes – I think he did. “There would be room in England. (Jose) Mourinho left, but we have Marco Silva (Everton) and Nuno Espírito Santo (Wolves).”Bernardo also spoke of former AS Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim.”I was really sorry (about his sacking). I talked to Mr. Jardim at the time, but it’s a club decision. He lost a lot of the champion players two years ago, but Jardim gave a lot to the club. Monaco supporters are grateful he gave them a title they had not won for a long time.” last_img read more

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard: Mourinho had a go after Man Utd defeatby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed Jose Mourinho “had a little go” at him following their opening day defeat at Manchester United.The Blues got their campaign off to a miserable start with a 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford, which marked Lampard’s first competitive game at the helm.Speaking to talkSPORT, Lampard said: “With Jose we would have texts from time to time. We had some at the start of the season around the United game where he had a little go!” Lampard, who spent a period of time working for BT Sport, accepts that it is nothing personal.”It’s all good,” he added. “I’ve sat in the punditry chair for a year so I understand the need to say things so I’m certainly not going to bang on too much. In terms of him, yeah we have a relationship.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgJuventus concerned over Aaron Ramsey strugglesby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus management have concerns over Aaron Ramsey’s season start.The Wales international left Arsenal in the summer and moved to Turin on a free transfer.The Daily Mail says with just three starts across all competitions so far this season, Ramsey is just an added cost to the income statement and has not yet proved the value the Old Lady had hoped for.Juventus have, so far, not been satisfied with their summer investment.Since his injury as an Arsenal player away to Napoli in April in the Europa League, Ramsey has played just a handful of games. The Caerphilly-born midfielder is muscular yet fragile and at the age of 30, he finds rapid physical recovery difficult to achieve. Then there is a secondary layer to his struggles. It seems to those at the club that Ramsey has not understood the correct rhythm and demands of Italian style training. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgTarik Black lists his top ten colleges on Twitter.tarik black top ten twitterFour-star wide receiver recruit Tarik Black, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound product of Chesire, Connecticut, has offers from dozens of college football programs ahead of the 2017 season. Sunday night, he narrowed his list down to 10. Black’s list includes one SEC school (Alabama), two Pac-12 schools (UCLA, Arizona State), three ACC schools (Duke, Miami, Virginia Tech) and four Big Ten schools (Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Rutgers).Thankful for every Opportunity #Top10— TJ Black (@LetmeRockk_) December 7, 2015You can check out Black’s highlight reel here.last_img read more

first_imgUCF flag flies before AAC championship game.ORLANDO, FL – DECEMBER 2: A UCF Knights spirit team member waves the flag after a score in the third quarter of the ACC Championship against the Memphis Tigers at Spectrum Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)Fort Lauderdale wide receiver Dredrick Snelson had a wild recruitment, but in the end, he will be staying close to home with the UCF Knights. Snelson, a one time Minnesota commit, chose UCF over finalists Maryland and Penn State. He also reportedly had offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, and numerous others.#Flanagan HS (FL) 2016 WR Dredrick Snelson (@D_Snelson2) signs LOI with the #UCF #Knights— Sleeper Athletes (@SleeperAthletes) February 3, 2016Snelson is a four-star player according to ESPN and Rivals. ESPN ranks him as the No. 20 wide receiver in the class.last_img read more

first_imgLionel Messi would love to have Neymar back at Barcelona but admitted Paris Saint-Germain are unlikely to let their star asset leave.Neymar swapped Camp Nou for Parc des Princes in a world-record €222m ($253m, £200m) move back in August 2017.The 26-year-old spent four successful seasons at Barca, winning La Liga twice and the Champions League once, but a desire to step out of Messi’s shadow is believed to have motivated his unexpected exit. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speculation persists that Neymar could yet seek a return to the Blaugrana and his Brazil team-mate Arthur, who linked up with Spanish champions at the start of the season, said this week he was “praying” for the rumours to become reality .Messi shares a similar view but holds reservations over the likelihood of PSG sanctioning the transfer.”I see it as complicated,” the Barca captain said in a wide-ranging interview with Marca .”We would love him to come back for what he means, both as a player and for the locker room.”We are friends, we have lived very nice moments, others not so much, but we have spent a lot of time together. However, I find it very difficult [for him] to even leave Paris.”PSG are not going to let Neymar get taken away.” Neymar  @neymarjr in 2018 (club & country):  #UCL — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) December 19, 2018 The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also still harbours hope of a future reunion with Pep Guardiola.Guardiola, now in charge at Manchester City, has previously claimed his only route back to Barca would be as a youth coach, but Messi would appreciate the opportunity to play under the Catalan once more.”Although it is difficult, I would like to work with Guardiola again,” he said.”He is one of the best coaches in the world. That’s why I would like [him to come back], but I’m telling you that I see it as complicated.”last_img read more

first_imgMarco Reus starred with a goal and an assist as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Hannover 5-1 on Saturday, moving nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga at least until Sunday.Lucien Favre’s men were in control for much of the match, but it was a ruthless second-half display that did most of the damage, as they scored four times after the break to comprehensively defeat their relegation-threatened visitors.Full-back Achraf Hakimi broke the deadlock with a fine strike, and while Hannover managed to tighten up at the back until half-time, Dortmund were rampant in the second half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Reus – set up by Hakimi – got a deserved goal after an hour, before Mario Gotze and Raphael Guerreiro added to things, and, although Benjamin Hadzic at least got Hannover on the scoreboard, Axel Witsel rounded things off at the end.2013 – For the first time since 19th January 2013, both @woodyinho and @MarioGoetze have scored in the same #Bundesliga game for @BlackYellow. United. #BVBH96— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) January 26, 2019After some earlier Reus chances went begging, the breakthrough arrived in the 24th minute – Hakimi sending a fierce strike into the right side of the net after a clever one-two with Guerreiro.Something of a lull followed, but Dortmund exploded into life again in the second half.Reus doubled the lead in sumptuous fashion with 60 minutes played, receiving Hakimi’s cut back after he had robbed Miiko Albornoz and the Germany star produced a delicate first-time chip with the outside of his foot to beat the stranded Michael Esser.Gotze then got in on the act, tucking home from a tight angle after a solo run and pass from Jadon Sancho, before Guerreiro netted in similar fashion 23 minutes from time following Reus’ pass.Hadzic deflected a shot in as Hannover pulled one back in fortuitous fashion towards the end, but it had no impact on the result, with Witsel finding the net from the edge of the box in stoppage time to put more pressure on defending champions Bayern Munich ahead of their clash with Stuttgart on Sunday. read morelast_img read more

first_imgCurtis Samuel scores a touchdown against Michigan.ABC.Curtis Samuel was the hero for Ohio State in the Buckeyes’ epic overtime win over Michigan earlier today.The junior running back out of Brooklyn finished the game with 86 total yards from scrimmage, but he was the key playmaker on Ohio State’s game-winning drive in overtime. His crazy third down run after catch, on which he reversed field and salvaged eight yards on a play that could’ve lost a ton of yardage, set up J.T. Barrett’s controversial fourth down conversion run. On the next play, he busted a 15-yard run for the game-winning touchdown.Here is that Samuel score, from field view. His skip over the goal line is going to go down into the annals of amazing moments in the history of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry.That moment when…????— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 26, 2016On the season, Samuel has 704 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, and 822 yards and seven touchdowns through the air. He’s been an unbelievable playmaker for the Buckeyes all year, and could very find himself on the College Football Playoff stage to end the year.last_img read more

first_imgU.S. women’s national team manager Jill Ellis has said that key performers Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz are both “fine” ahead of Monday’s last-16 match against Spain.The USWNT will take on Spain at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims with a place in the quarterfinal at stake, but the availability of two of its best players was in doubt following Thursday’s group-stage finale against Sweden.Ertz missed that game with a hip contusion as the U.S. defeated Sweden 2-0 to cap off a group stage that saw the team win all three of its games while scoring 18 goals and conceding none.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The U.S. set a World Cup record for the most goals scored in any World Cup group stage, men’s or women’s.Morgan was taken off at halftime against Sweden with what Ellis called a “knock,” with the manager indicating after the game that the substitution was precautionary.“It’s a zero-risk game in terms of having players available for the next round,” Ellis said.Ellis was asked on Sunday about both players, and although she was not in a mood to reveal much about the duo, she indicated that they should be ready to go for Monday’s game.“Alex is fine, she’s fine,” Ellis said. The coach also said in response to a later question about Ertz: “[Julie] is fine.”Morgan started the tournament with a record-setting five-goal performance against Thailand, tying the mark for most goals in a World Cup game in her team’s 13-0 victory. She was then rested alongside a host of other starters in the USWNT’s 3-0 win over Chile.Ertz started against both Thailand and Chile, scoring a goal against the South Americans, before being rested against Sweden due to her hip injury.The winner of the game between the U.S. and Spain will face the winner of Sunday night’s last-16 encounter between hosts France and Brazil, with the quarterfinal set for Friday night at Parc des Princes in Paris.last_img read more

first_imgJurgen Klopp has likened Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian to boxing icon Rocky Balboa after the Spaniard became an instant hero by saving the decisive spot-kick against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup final. After the match finished 2-2 following 120 minutes of action in Istanbul, Adrian made the only penalty save as he denied Tammy Abraham and gifted the Reds another trophy. It caps off a big few days for the former West Ham keeper, who has suddenly become Liverpool’s number one shot-stopper following an injury to Alisson. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Stepping up on the big stage when his side needed him most, Klopp compared Adrian to Rocky as he belted out the keeper’s name as it was famously done in the movie.”What a story. Adrian! Like Rocky after he lost against Apollo Creed,” Klopp told BT Sport post-match. “He’s really loud in the dressing room already. The Spanish emotions come through.”It’s so nice for him, I don’t think he’s won a lot in his life, so it’s so nice to win a big one and be an important part in the game as well.”Both goalkeepers had incredible saves.””ADRIAN!!!!!!!!”Of course Jurgen Klopp has gone full Rocky Balboa on us 😂🎤 @DesKellyBTS— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 14, 2019While Blues keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga also starred for his side with a string of amazing saves, it was Adrian that walked away from the match as the hero, with Liverpool defender Virgil van Djik tipping such an outcome before the match. “I’m very glad Adrian saved the last one. He should enjoy himself,” van Dijk said. “I told him before that he could be the hero tonight. I said ‘do it’ and he did.”I’m very happy for him and for the club as well.”The Super Cup marks Adrian’s first piece of silverware in his senior professional career and he’ll now be hoping to kick on this season with Allison expected to be sidelined for a few more weeks. After six seasons with West Ham, the Spanish keeper was allowed to leave the club as a free agent over the summer, with Klopp’s decision to sign him suddenly becoming a crucial bit of business.Upon joining the Reds, Adrian stressed his desire to become even better at Anfield and provide a good outlet for his side with the ball at his feet. “I like to help the team from the back,” Adrian said.”Obviously we need to save goals but now the modern keeper has to be very complete.  “I am still learning at my age, still learning and improving, but I think I have a great level to show and keep showing in the Premier League.”last_img read more

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