Month: October 2019

  • 10 months agoBournemouth boss Howe praises fans for Daniels support

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe praises fans for Daniels supportby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe thanked fans for their support for Charlie Daniels during their 3-3 draw with Watford.Before the game, Howe revealed Daniels has been playing under the stress of his father being “seriously ill”.Howe said, “I’m very pleased with all of the supporters reactions to Charlie’s situation. “They rallied round him and there was a great ovation for him at the end. They’re emotional moments for any player, and to feel the warmth and support of the fans is a huge thing.” last_img read more

  • 10 months agoLiverpool midfielder Lallana attracts Fenerbahce offer

    first_imgLiverpool midfielder Lallana attracts Fenerbahce offerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is being offered a move out of England.Fotomac says Lallana has been linked with a shock loan move to Fenerbahce.Fener want the Reds attacker until May.But he is set to say no – however a short term Premier League deal hasn’t been totally ruled out.Lallana’s availability is sure to spark a scramble across the country. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 9 months agoYaya Toure backing Man City: But Liverpool scarily good

    first_imgYaya Toure backing Man City: But Liverpool scarily goodby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City captain Yaya Toure is impressed by Premier League leaders Liverpool.However, he insists City will still successfully defend their title this season.He told Sky Sports: “Pep is going to try and win the treble or the quadruple.”The big question has been for City, if they win the league, will it also be the Champions League, the FA Cup or the League Cup?”But I think this season he will go for all of them. He has a big squad or talented and young players.”But if he had the choice, I think the Champions League is the bigger one.”Maybe the League Cup and the FA Cup could be distracting because at this moment in time the Champions League is the big target for the club.”Toure continued: “It is far more difficult to win a treble or a quadruple in England than in Spain.”In La Liga you have the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, who are winning the league and the cups and the champions league consistently, but in the Premier League the physicality is so high and it is the toughest league in the world.”I hope Pep can do it with City. It won’t be easy because Liverpool are currently looking scarily good but let’s believe.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • a month agoMonza owner Silvio Berlusconi: We’d thrash AC Milan

    first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Monza owner Silvio Berlusconi: We’d thrash AC Milanby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMonza owner Silvio Berlusconi claims his Serie C team would beat AC Milan in a friendly with his old club.The former patron and politician was in charge of Milan for over 30 years.“If we beat Lecco tomorrow, we’d have for the first time in Monza’s history a start with five wins in a row,” Berlusconi told La Gazzetta dello Sport.“I spoke to the current Milan President and suggested we organise a friendly. We’ll win 3-0, of course! Anyone how has seen Monza recently will have been entertained and relished to move put together in the tactical analysis with me, Brocchi and Galliani.” last_img read more

  • a month agoMonaco midfielder Cesc: Henry will be back

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Monaco midfielder Cesc: Henry will be backby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCesc Fabregas insists former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry will soon be coaching again.Henry persuaded Cesc to leave Chelsea last season for AS Monaco before his sacking.The midfielder said, “When I arrived at Arsenal, he was the big star and he behaved phenomenally with me. “He called me to sign in Monaco and I wanted to help him in his first steps as a coach. He is no longer with us but I do not regret my decision. “He will be a great coach because of his way of working.” last_img read more

  • 21 days ago​Xhaka explains Arsenal captaincy process

    first_img​Xhaka explains Arsenal captaincy processby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has spoken about the process that lead to him being announced as the club’s official captain.The Gunners were on the lookout for a new skipper since Laurent Koscielny left in the summer.After several months of discussions, Xhaka was named by manager Unai Emery as the club captain after a voting process amongst the players.”The coach asked us to write five names, who we wanted to be the captains,” Xhaka said of the process to the club website. “Everything was discreet, so there were no names. You only wrote the five captains. In the end, I think the team, the players and of course the boss, decided who would be the first captain out of the five.”Of course it’s important that the other players believe in me and see how I work, how much I work. I’m a guy who wants to take all the players in one boat. We win together, we lose together, we win trophies together or we lose finals together, like in Baku.”It’s important that all the players – not only the players who play but the other players as well – are invited into our group to be happy, to speak with us if there are any problems. “This is the role of a captain, to be strong and to be in front of the team. I think I’m a guy like this who can be in front of the team during the good times and the bad times.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Rivals Writer Tells Recruits To Boycott Louisville After Cardinals Pull Offer From Commit

    first_imgEarlier today, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino made headlines when he pulled the scholarship offer from Irmo (S.C.) Dutch Fork running back Matt Colburn, who had been committed to the Cardinals since June. According to multiple reports, Colburn was offered the opportunity to “greyshirt” and join the Louisville program next January, but he doesn’t seem likely to take it.Colburn, South Carolina’s Mr. Football in 2014, told one reporter he was “pretty livid“ with the development. However, his anger would had to have been quite high to reach the level of rage felt by Jim Baxter, publisher of SCVarsity.com.SCVarsity.com is the Rivals.com affiliate covering high school football in the Palmetto State. Baxter, who runs the site, took to Twitter to unleash a barrage of angry tweets at the Louisville staff, even going so far as to urge South Carolina high school coaches to prevent their players from looking at the Cards.Here’s what Baxter had to say:baxter3 baxter2Baxter pulled zero punches in his mini-rant, clearly showing how heated he was. Recruiting around this time of the year always gets crazy, and this appears to be the latest example of what can happen right before signing day.Interestingly, several Twitter users responding to Baxter mentioned the case Louisville defensive end and 2015 NFL Draft prospect Lorenzo Mauldin. Mauldin, an Atlanta native, originally committed to South Carolina in high school but had his scholarship pulled as a result of oversigning right before Signing Day 2011. He eventually signed with the Cardinals and had an outstanding career. Here is hoping that Colburn’s story turns out similarly.last_img read more

  • Videos: Alabama RB Derrick Henry Trains By Pushing An F-150 Pickup Truck Around A Track

    first_imgDerrick Henry of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes past Zane Cruz #43 of the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 21: Derrick Henry #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes past Zane Cruz #43 of the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 21, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We haven’t seen videos of every college football player’s training regimen, but we feel comfortable saying no one is preparing for the season harder than Alabama running back Derrick Henry. The 6-foot-3, 238-pound running back trains by pushing a Ford F-150 pickup truck around a track, among other things. He posted videos of his workouts on Instagram this afternoon. Good luck trying to bring Henry to the ground next year, teams that will play Alabama.last_img read more

  • Video: Nick Saban Jokes About His SEC Media Days Confrontation With Paul Finebaum

    first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Nick Saban and Paul Finebaum were together today for the first time since their SEC Media Days (on and off-air) confrontation. The Alabama head coach and the ESPN college football analyst appear to be getting along much better now.  Saban, at ESPN for the network’s “Car Wash” style of programming, joined Finebaum and others on College Football Live. Here’s video of Saban and Finebaum joking around. Alabama’s Nick Saban is all jokes in his 1st meeting w/ Paul @Finebaum since their MDs dustup, then it gets serious: pic.twitter.com/d48Cz1hAAI— Alex Byington (@abyingtonTD) July 19, 2016Saban is also scheduled to appear on Finebaum’s radio show this afternoon. ESPN’s The Paul Finebaum Show runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. E.T. on the SEC Network.last_img read more

  • Report: Man City 2 Liverpool 1

    first_imgLeroy Sane’s 72nd-minute strike proved decisive as Manchester City reinvigorated their title defence and ended Liverpool’s unbeaten Premier League run with a crucial 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.Roberto Firmino looked to have sealed a potentially vital point for leaders Liverpool in the title race when he equalised just past the hour, but Sane struck soon after, confirming the Reds’ first league defeat of the season in their 21st game and moving City to second and within four points of the summit.Liverpool were mightily unlucky not to take an early lead when a defensive mix-up between John Stones and Ederson followed Sadio Mane hitting the post, but they survived and finished the first half well – Sergio Aguero netting in ruthless fashion. 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? Firmino restored parity in the 64th minute and City initially looked rattled, as if they could see the Premier League trophy moving out of sight, until Sane found the bottom-right corner to breathe life into their challenge once again.A lively City start faded and they had a lucky escape in the 17th minute. Mohamed Salah released Mane into the box and the Senegal forward hit the post before Stones blasted his clearance against Ederson and hastily scrambled to clear off the line.Vincent Kompany was fortunate to avoid being sent off for a wild lunge on Salah 14 minutes later and City capitalised on that let-off just before the break.Bernardo Silva played a low cross from the left towards the near post, where Aguero nipped in front of Dejan Lovren and emphatically smashed past Alisson from a seemingly impossible angle.Liverpool hit back 26 minutes from time, however, as Andrew Robertson latched on to a lofted pass and played a volleyed cross for Firmino to bury with a stooping header.But City were not done.They caught Liverpool on the break and Sane found the net via the right post after being played into the box by Raheem Sterling.A Liverpool onslaught followed, with Ederson tipping a Salah effort wide, before Bernardo Silva and Sterling missed glorious chances to finish the Reds off – luckily for them, no fightback came and the champions held on.37 – Most goals in Premier League matches between ‘big six’ clubs since the start of the 2011-12 season:37 Sergio Aguero21 Harry Kane20 Wayne Rooney18 Robin van Persie17 Eden HazardPhenomenal. pic.twitter.com/40NcETIG9C — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 3, 2019 What does it mean? Aguero vital on the big occasion…again It is difficult to be surprised by Aguero these days, given how impressive he has been at this level for so many years, but his goal on Thursday was his 37th against the ‘big six’ in the Premier League since 2011-12. Harry Kane is closest to him with 21 goals. There really is no one else like him in England in terms of effectiveness in the big games. The win also gives City much-needed momentum and halts the relentless charge of Liverpool, who would have gone nine points clear of Tottenham and 10 ahead of City with a win.Sane the spark to reignite City’s hopes While his goal was undoubtedly a highlight, for its quality and importance, Sane also deserves praise for his general performance as he was a constant outlet on the left and caused Trent Alexander-Arnold plenty of issues.Lovren targeted It was plain to see for much of the match that Lovren was identified by City as Liverpool’s weak link. He picked up an early yellow card and was then caught on his heels by Aguero for his goal. In a game of this magnitude, there is not much coming back from that.Key Opta Facts:- Man City ended Liverpool’s unbeaten Premier League start to the season in the 21st match – only Arsenal in 2003-04 (38 games), Man Utd in 2010-11 (24) and Man City in 2017-18 (22) have had longer unbeaten starts to a Premier League season.- This was only Man City’s second win in their last 12 matches against Liverpool in all competitions (D3 L7), winning at the Etihad in the Premier League in each of the last two seasons.- Since the start of the 2011-12 season, Sergio Aguero has scored 37 Premier League goals for Man City in meetings between ‘big six’ clubs – 16 more than any other player.- Liverpool have lost 10 of their 25 matches in all competitions under Jurgen Klopp in the month of January (W8 D7), making up 29 per cent of his total defeats as Reds boss (10 of 35).- Aguero has scored in all seven of his Premier League appearances for Manchester City against Liverpool at the Etihad, scoring one goal in each game.- Liverpool conceded more than once in a Premier League game for the first time since drawing 2-2 at West Bromwich Albion in April.- Man City won a Premier League match against a team starting the day top of the table for the first time since winning 2-1 against Liverpool in December 2013.What’s next? City have FA Cup and EFL Cup ties with Rotherham United and Burton Albion, respectively, coming up over the next six days, before returning to league action at home to Wolves on January 14. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are the Reds’ next opponents on Monday in the FA Cup, before travelling to Brighton and Hove Albion five days later. read morelast_img read more