10 months agoFiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout interesting Napoli

first_imgFiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout interesting Napoliby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout is interesting Napoli.The former Aston Villa ace has been outstanding for the Viola this season.“I won’t even talk about the transfer market when it comes to him,” Mario Giuffredi said on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.“He’ll stay at Fiorentina, then in the summer we’ll see. I think he’s destined for a career at the highest level, but January isn’t the right time for him to move.“He wants to finish the season in Florence, as does [Cristiano] Biraghi. Veretout is liked by Napoli and many other teams, but it’s pointless talking about the transfer market for these lads.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoArsenal hero Merson: Emery must take blame for Watford result

first_imgArsenal hero Merson: Emery must take blame for Watford resultby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Paul Merson says Unai Emery must take responsibility for Sunday’s draw with Watford.The Gunners blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Vicarage Road, but Merson thinks the result could’ve been better had if not been for Emery.”I’ve got to put it on the manager,” former Arsenal star Merson told Sky Sports .”People will say there were experienced players on the pitch, but he’s the manager and they’re paid to listen to him. You can’t have a manager give instructions on how to play and then they go out and do their own thing. There would be mutiny, so they’re listening to him and he’s not getting it right.”His substitutions weren’t right. They needed to keep the ball in that game but they kept giving it away cheaply. The only player who didn’t give the ball away all game was Mesut Ozil. You just knew that Arsenal needed to score another goal but he was bringing youngsters on in a game when you’re under pressure.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoSheffield Utd owner Prince Abdullah says Wilder has his full support

first_imgSheffield Utd owner Prince Abdullah says Wilder has his full supportby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United owner Prince Abdullah says manager Chris Wilder has his full support.The Saudi prince, who won an 18-month-long legal battle with fellow co-owner Kevin McCabe over the club’s ownership on Monday, says Sheffield United are “blessed” to have the Englishman in charge at Bramall Lane.”I have a very good relationship with Chris,” Prince Abdullah told Sky Sports News. “I know a good coach when I see one. Chris is a great coach. He is going to get better and he is getting better.”For us I feel it is lucky that we found a coach like Chris. But in my philosophy and when you analyse why clubs are successful… big clubs are the clubs that have no personality above the club.”There is no owner, coach or player above the club. We all work for the club.”We are blessed to have Chris. We are going to support him and hopefully he can lead us to better and bigger things.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoMauricio Pochettino remains top of Real Madrid shortlist

first_imgMauricio Pochettino remains top of Real Madrid shortlistby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino remains Real Madrid’s number one target, should they part ways with Zinedine Zidane.World Cup winner Zidane is already under pressure to keep his job after re-joining the club towards the end of last season.It is not clear whether Pochettino wants to leave Spurs, considering he signed a five-year contract extension in 2018.But the Mirror says Real will be ready to pounce if the Argentine hints at wanting to leave North London.Los Blancos are convinced of Pochettino’s pedigree after he guided Spurs to the Champions League final last season.Some reports have suggested Pochettino is frustrated with Spurs after last summer’s transfer window. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Wisconsin Releases “We’re Back” Hype Video Ahead Of 2015 Campaign

first_imgWisconsin football.Wisconsin hype videoThe Wisconsin Badgers won 11 games in 2014, but given the way that the Big Ten title game against Ohio State played out, Badgers fans are hungry for vengeance in 2015. The program, now led by new head coach Paul Chryst after the untimely departure of Gary Andersen, will have a chance to make a statement in its first game this year – Wisconsin gets SEC champion Alabama to kick off its season.Sunday night, Wisconsin released a three-minute hype video titled “We’re Back” to tease the season. Enjoy, Badgers fans:We’re back. http://t.co/pieC4FfuBB— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) August 10, 2015last_img

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4-Star South Carolina Quarterback Commit Brandon McIlwain Weighing Football, Baseball Options After Spurrier Retirement

first_imgFour-star quarterback Brandon McIlwain looked like South Carolina’s quarterback of the future after making a good impression at the Elite 11 this summer, but with the abrupt retirement Steve Spurrier and his skyrocketing stock as a baseball prospect, he is rethinking his commitment. McIlwain received a visit from Penn State quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne on Wednesday.Just had a home visit with Coach @RickyRahne ! .#PSU pic.twitter.com/ZytwCXKD8G— Brandon McIlwain (@BFMcIlwainqb12) December 3, 2015His mother, Lena McIlwain, reveals more about his pending decisions in a recent Facebook post. McIlwain is still considering South Carolina, but needs to hear from whomever takes over for Spurrier first. He’s also being recruited by other programs, and has emerged as a top prospect in the MLB Draft. WCIV Sports Director Scott Eisberg shared her post on Twitter.Not a big recruiting guy-but these posts sent to us-USC QB commit Brandon McIlwain’s mom a former Channel 4 staffer. pic.twitter.com/Nqumnh4N3w— Scott Eisberg (@SEisbergWCIV) December 3, 2015lena mcilwain brandon psu coach lena mcilwain brandon future mlb Yesterday, McIlwain was ranked eighth in an ESPN list of the nation’s top prep and college baseball prospects.@BFMcIlwainqb12 is number 8 on ESPN’s list! pic.twitter.com/BI6K4JtqYh— RockNorthBaseball (@crnorthbaseball) December 1, 2015As a potential first round pick in the MLB, and a Top 10 quarterback recruit, McIlwain has some serious decisions to make, especially with uncertainty surrounding the South Carolina job. It is hard to blame him for whatever he choses.last_img read more

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Report: Jalen Hurts Has “Won The Coaches And Team” At Alabama

first_imgAlabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium during a day gameInstagramCould Alabama start a true freshman at quarterback this season? According to Shannon B. Terry, Jalen Hurts has “won the coaches and team” heading into the 2016 season.Terry, the founder of 247Sports.com, took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to discuss Alabama’s quarterback situation heading into this year’s campaign. He notes that junior Cooper Bateman is “trending down”, redshirt freshman Blake Barnett is “improving” and true freshman Jalen Hurts has “won” the team over.Terry implies that even if Hurts isn’t named the starter at the beginning of the season, he expects him to be the quarterback by mid-season. That’s huge news, considering Hurts’ lack of experience.(1 of 2) #Alabama QB Bateman is trending down this fall, Barnett is improving and Hurts has won the coaches and team at this point.— Shannon B. Terry (@sbterry247) August 22, 2016(2 of 2) Only real decision 4 UA coaches is what is best way to develop Hurts? unless there’s a sig change, he will be the QB by mid-season— Shannon B. Terry (@sbterry247) August 22, 2016For the past two seasons, Alabama has turned to seniors to lead the team behind center. In 2014, Blake Sims helped the Crimson Tide reach the College Football Playoff. In 2015, it was Jake Coker leading the team to a national championship. Before that, it was AJ McCarron taking snaps for three seasons.Hurts getting the nod would be a surprise, but it’s never wise to doubt Nick Saban. It’ll be interesting to see who gets the call against USC.last_img read more

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Zinchenko: We wanted 10!

first_imgOleksandr Zinchenko says Manchester City were hungry for even more goals in Wednesday’s 9-0 win over Burton Albion. Gabriel Jesus scored four times as City ran riot in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, League One side Burton humbled in the club’s first cup sem-final.City put seven past Rotherham United in the FA Cup last time out but Zinchenko, also on target in the joint-biggest win of Pep Guardiola’s managerial career, craved even more goals. 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? “It’s the first time I’ve played in a win like this,” he told reporters. “To be fair we scored a lot of goals, we wanted more, and our fans did too. We wished we could get 10, maybe next time.”At half-time Pep said keep going in the same way, the same spirit and if we can score more.”Zinchenko scored the fourth goal of City’s largest victory since 1987, but he denied suggestions he was not trying to find the net.”Was my goal a cross?!” he joked. “A little respect please.””I have never scored four before in my career, I am so happy for this.”@gabrieljesus33@sure #mancity pic.twitter.com/bbaDWYeLKZ— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 9, 2019Some were surprised when Guardiola named such a strong team against third-tier opposition, but the selection comprehensively paid off as City virtually guaranteed themselves a spot in the final at Wembley Stadium. The Carabao Cup was the only domestic honour Guardiola failed to win with City last year and he could now be on course to put that right this term.His side will face either Chelsea or Tottenham if they avoid what would be one of the biggest shocks in footballing history at the Pirelli Stadium, with Spurs leading the corresponding tie 1-0 going into the second leg at Stamford Bridge on January 24.It was a controversial goal that gave Tottenham the lead though, as Harry Kane won a penalty with the help of VAR after he had originally been called offside in the build-up.After the game Chelsea’s left-back Marcos Alonso spoke out against the way the decision was made, insisting it caused confusion amongst the Blues’ back line.last_img read more

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Watch: Michigan State RB L.J. Scott Hurdles An Ohio State Defender

first_imgA general view of Michigan State's football stadium.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 20: A general view of Spartan Stadium during the game between the Eastern Michigan Eagles and the Michigan State Spartans on September 20, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Eastern Michigan 73-14 (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan State RB L.J. Scott leaped over Ohio State’s Gareon Conley, only to have the play called back due to penalty.Michigan State lost to Ohio State 16-17  today, but the Spartans wouldn’t have even be in the game period if it weren’t for the heroics of L.J. Scott, who put the entire team on his back.I mean, look at this:LJ Scott.https://t.co/OjRKEP3Za6— David Harns (@DavidHarns) November 19, 2016Here’s another angle:LJ Scott ???? https://t.co/MSXhEeA8Gl— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) November 19, 2016And here’s another, just for good measure:HURDLE ALERT!@ljscott_03 goes airborne for @MSU_Football.More video » https://t.co/ejPGN65Yn5 https://t.co/mcg5um3EpX— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 19, 2016Scott ravaged what was supposed to be a stout Ohio State defense, despite the Buckeyes stacking the box on every other play. He led the Spartans in rushing and receiving, recording 160 yards on 19 carries and 76 through the air. He had both Spartan touchdowns.The play was called back because the Spartans had too many men on the field, but whatever, you can’t take that hurdle away. The play, penalty included, is a great summary of how the game went, actually. Despite Scott almost willing his team to victory, it just wasn’t enough to counteract the numerous mistakes made by the Spartans.last_img read more

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Ramos, Kimmich and Jesus headline FIFA 19 TOTW

first_imgThe focus may largely be on Team of the Season at this time of year, but a strong FIFA 19 Team of the Week has been unveiled by EA Sports for Ultimate Team this week.Sergio Ramos, Josh Kimmich, Gabriel Jesus and Marko Arnautovic are the stars in this week’s squad thanks to strong performances throughout the international break.Team of the Weeks at this time of year are usually less-than-desirable, but the brief return of international football will add strong in-form cards to packs alongside the Serie A and Eredivisie Team of the Seasons. 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? Ramos is the obvious headliner this week, as the 93-rated centre-back leads the TOTW after shining with two goals in wins over the Faroe Islands and Sweden. The Real Madrid defender missed out on a Team of the Year item due to Real Madrid’s struggles but did recently have a UEFA Champions League Premium Squad Building Challenge to commemorate his goal in the 2014 final.He is joined by Germany’s Kimmich, who earns a position switch from right-back to the midfield, while the likes of Jesus and Arnautovic are joined by Ivan Perisic, Salomon Rondon and Yevhen Konoplyanka as attacking options.Meanwhile, England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been recognised for his Nations League efforts, which included a finish in a penalty shootout win against Switzerland in the third-place match.The team also includes the likes of RB Leipzig defender Willi Orban, Israeli forward Eran Zahavi and Benfica defender Ruben Dias, who could prove useful in SBCs due to their high ratings.See the full squad below…STARTING XIFIFA 19 TOTWGK – Jordan Pickford – Everton CB – Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid CB – Wili Orban – RB LeipzigCB – Ruben Dias – BenficaLM – Ivan Perisic – InterCDM – Joshua Kimmich – GermanyCM -Nicolo Barella – CagliariLM – Yevhen Konoplyanka – SchalkeST – Eran Zahavi – Guangzhou R&FST – Gabriel Jesus – Manchester CityST – Marko Arnautovic – West HamBENCHGK – Angel Galvan – TenerifeCB – Kaan Ayhan – Fortuna DusseldorfCM – Matheus Uribe – Club AmericaRM – Ilsinho – Philadelphia UnionST – Salomon Rondon – Newcastle ST – Patrik Schick – RomaST – Teemu Pukki – Norwichlast_img read more

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