Aubameyang compares himself to Henry

first_imgTransfers Aubameyang compares himself to Henry after completing £55m Arsenal move Stephen Darwin Last updated 1 year ago 23:05 1/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Thierry Henry Arsenal/Getty/Goal Transfers Arsenal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Premier League African All Stars The 28-year-old forward is also looking forward to playing alongside Henrikh Mkhitaryan again and is aiming to get the Gunners back to the top Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has compared himself to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, although admits that he needs to work hard to reach the Frenchman’s level.The Gabon international completed his club record £55 million move to the Gunners on deadline day, with the transfer also reuniting him with former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan.And, after finalising his switch to the Emirates Stadium, Aubameyang suggested he plays in a similar way to Henry, insisting that he is part of the reason he is so fond of the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He told the Gunners’ official website: “Finally! I’m really happy to be here. Of course, I can join Micki in this team, so I’m really happy to be here in this great team.”I think the club has such a big history and great players like Thierry Henry. He’s an example for us strikers. I’m really happy, like I said before.When asked why he loves Henry, Aubameyang added: “Because he was fast and scored a lot of goals. He’s really an example.”Maybe [Aubameyang’s like Henry]! I think I have to work a lot to be like him, but I will do.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang“I’m a fast player and I score goals too, like Henry a little bit. But as I said, I have to work a lot more.”I hope that we will come back to the top as soon as possible. I will do my best to join in.”Arsenal are currently sixth in the Premier League table and missed the chance to gain ground on those in front of them following Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Swansea City.With Aubameyang having joined the club, Olivier Giroud is now all set to leave, with Chelsea having agreed an £18m deal to sign the French striker.last_img read more

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Madrid team news vs Leganes

first_imgPrimera División Real Madrid Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Leganes Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 23:36 2/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sergio Ramos Lucas Vazquez Real Madrid Betis Cristina Quicler Primera División Leganés v Real Madrid Leganés Real Madrid Everything you need to know ahead of Los Blancos’ Primera Division clash at Butarque on Wednesday night… Real Madrid visit nearby Leganes in La Liga on Wednesday in a match that sees Los Blancos make up the game in hand still pending since their participation in the Club World Cup in December.During their trip to Abu Dhabi, Zinedine Zidane’s side missed one round of the competition and, having featured in the Champions League against PSG last week, they will play the oustanding fixture at Butarque on Wednesday.AdChoices广告Real are 17 points adrift of league leaders Barcelona, but a win or even a draw in this match will see the defending champions move above Valencia and up to third place in the table. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The fixture is also an opportunity for some revenge after Leganes surprisingly knocked Zidane’s side out of the Copa del Rey in January, when Madrid won 1-0 away but lost the return 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to exit on away goals.REAL MADRID INJURIES Defender Jesus Vallejo is still sidelined with a muscle problem and midfielder Toni Kroos is also out after picking up a knee injury against PSG that could make him doubtful for the trip to Paris in the Champions League on March 6th.Marcelo also misses out after limping off in the weekend win at Betis, while Luka Modric is sidelined with a hamstring problem and both of those players will also be doubtful for the game at the Parc des Princes.REAL MADRID SUSPENSIONS Dani Carvajal was suspended for the Champions League clash against PSG, but he returned at Betis on Sunday and Zidane has no players banned for the game away to Leganes.REAL MADRID POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPWith Marcelo out, Theo Hernandez will start at left-back for Real Madrid against Leganes, while Zidane could opt to start Kiko Casilla in goal in order to give Keylor Navas a rest.In midfield, Isco is in line for a start after featuring mainly from the bench in recent weeks. The absence of both Modric and Kroos means Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez could both feature again on the wings.In attack, Karim Benzema should return to the line-up after coming on and scoring at Betis on Sunday, while Zidane hinted he may rest Cristiano Ronaldo when he addressed the media on Tuesday. If the Portuguese sits out, Gareth Bale is likely to start in his place.Real Madrid possible LeganesLEGANES TEAM NEWS Leganes are down in 13th place in La Liga, 11 points clear of the relegation zone ahead of their game against Real Madrid on Wednesday.After kocking out Los Blancos, the capital club saw their Copa del Rey run end at the hands of Sevilla in the semi-finals and have since lost their last two games in the Primera Division: 1-0 at home to Eibar and 3-0 at Girona.Winger Alexander Szymanowski is sidelined, while central midfielder Darko Brasanac is doubtful.LeganesTV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Leganes versus Real Madrid kicks off at the unusual time of 18:45 local time on Wednesday in order to avoid a clash with the Champions League fixtures on the same night. Viewers in the United Kingdom (UK) can watch live on Sky Sports Football from 17:40 GMT.In the United States (US), the match is live on beIN Sports and kicks off at 12:45 ET.BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Despite knocking Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey, Leganes have lost their only two league games against Los Blancos (both last season). Real Madrid have failed to keep a single clean sheet in their last eight La Liga games, their worst run since August 2013 (eight). Real are the first team in La Liga history to reach 6,000 goals in the competition (6,002 currently). Leganes are one of the two La Liga teams Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to score against, alongside Girona. Gabriel Pires is Leganes’ top scorer in La Liga this season (with five). He was the scorer of Leganes’ first goal in the competition against Real Madrid (on April 5, 2017).last_img read more

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Man Utd legend tells Pogba: Curb your banter & do your job!

first_imgPaul Pogba Pogba must curb his ‘banter’ and do his ‘job’ – Man Utd legend Robson Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 16:10 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba Manchester United Getty Images Paul Pogba Manchester United Premier League The French midfielder has faced accusations of spending too much time on social media and colouring his hair and losing focus on his football Paul Pogba has been urged by Manchester United legend Bryan Robson to cut out the social media “banter” and focus on doing his “job”.The France international has faced plenty of criticism this season for his off-field activity, with the 25-year-old accused of spending too much time on social media and colouring his hair.His value to the cause at Old Trafford has been called into question as a result, with Jose Mourinho having opted to bench the £89 million midfielder at times. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Robson is among those who believe Pogba needs to start focusing more on his football in order to deliver on his potential, with it important for him to recognise that he is a sporting star first and global celebrity second.The former United captain told Off the Ball’s Football Show: “He’s on there [social media] a lot and he’s laughing and joking.“He likes to be in that limelight, coming across that he’s a laid back character and he’s jovial and he wants a bit of banter with the fans.“For me though, it’s a little bit too much. You need to win.“It’s not a game, so that’s where somebody like myself, Roy Keane and Graeme Souness, those sorts of people, a Gary Neville when he’s commentating, we understood that.“This isn’t a game, this is our living and we need to win and I think Paul’s got to get that a bit more into his character. This is a job.”Paul Pogba must do his job Bryan RobsonPogba was recently blasted by former France international striker Christophe Dugarry for being “not serious” and indulging in too many “stupid things” away from the pitch.The all-action midfielder responded to those barbs by producing a talismanic performance for his country in an international friendly clash with Russia which saw him score and assist for the first time for his country.He was also returned to the United starting XI for the meeting with Swansea on Saturday, and helped the Red Devils to a comfortable 2-0 victory at Old Trafford.last_img read more

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Mourinho watches Arnautovic amid Man Utd links

first_imgTransfers Mourinho watches Arnautovic in Austria action amid Man Utd transfer links Goal Last updated 1 year ago 05:09 5/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jose Mourinho, Marko Arnautovic Getty Transfers Manchester United West Ham United Premier League José Mourinho Austria v Russia Austria Friendlies The Red Devils boss has been linked with the West Ham striker and was taking in the action as his national side faced Russia in a friendly Jose Mourinho was spotted at a friendly between Austria and Russia on Wednesday, as rumours swirl he is targeting a move for Austrian forward Marko Anautovic.The West Ham star has been linked with a big money move to the north of England as Mourinho looks to bring in reinforcements for Manchester United behind Romelu Lukaku.The pair previously worked together in 2009-10 at Inter, when Arnautovic was on loan from Twente, but the move did not work out. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The forward only appeared in three Serie A contests as a substitute, with Mourinho saying the striker had “the mentality of a child” and claimed he was “unmanageable”.However, that was eight years ago, and the 29-year-old Arnautovic has displayed quality since then, scoring 11 goals last season for West Ham after making a £20 million ($24m) move from Stoke City, where he had spent the previous four seasons. He also added six assists in his 31 Premier League appearancesIt was the second time in three seasons Arnautovic had scored 11 goals and added six assists, having managed it with Stoke in 2015-16.Those numbers have led to speculation Mourinho could seek to add him to play with or beside Lukaku after the Red Devils’ depth behind the Belgian was proven wanting in the 1-0 FA Cup loss to Chelsea .And Mourinho’s presence at a friendly in which Arnautovic started is only likely to pour more fuel on the rumour fire despite Mourinho reportedly claiming he was only “on holiday” when asked why he was in attendance at InnsbruckJosé #Mourinho is in the house! 😎🤙🏻 #autrus pic.twitter.com/YzhMcAhfc0 — Wiesi💯 (@cwiesi82) May 30, 2018 However, if Mourinho was there to have a look at the forward, he was treated to Arnautovic making an impact for his national side as he laid on the assist for Alessandro Schopf’s 28th minute opener.That proved to be the winner as Arnautovic played 83 minutes of the victory over the World Cup hosts.last_img read more

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Timing of Madrid move isn’t my call, says Vinicius Junior

first_imgTransfers Real Madrid move this summer isn’t my call, says Vinicius Junior Tom Webber 20:21 6/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ViniciusJr - cropped Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Flamengo v Paraná Paraná Flamengo Primera División Serie A The player insists that he does not know if he will be making the move to Santiago Bernabeu in the weeks ahead or if it will be delayed longer An emotional Vinicius Junior said it is not him who will decide whether he remains at Flamengo for another year or leaves for Real Madrid.With the Campeonato Brasileiro going on a month-long break during the World Cup, Vinicius was in tears as he mingled with fans after playing what could be his final match for Flamengo at the Maracana on Sunday – a 2-0 win over Parana.He made his debut for the Rio de Janeiro giants aged 16 in May 2017 and later that month was signed by Madrid for a reported €45 million, the terms of the deal stating he would join this July unless both clubs agreed otherwise. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Vinicius still does not know where he will spend the upcoming year, though he expects clarity this week.”Flamengo is the club that always helped me, took me out of Sao Goncalo and gave me a better life, took care of me. I just have to thank everyone who has helped me since I got to Flamengo,” said the 17-year-old, who was the subject of “Stay Vinicius” chants during the match.”[Flamengo director of football Carlos] Noval is asking for me to stay a lot, but it is not me who will decide.”It’s a difficult moment. I’m where I’ve always dreamed of. I could be saying goodbye to the greatest fans in the world, alongside my family, friends and everyone present.”I did not expect to make my professional debut so soon and at 17 be able to leave and play for Real Madrid.”It’s not yet defined [when I will go], but in the next few days it will be and I’ll let you know.”Flamengo, Real Madrid and my representatives are going to decide.”Vinicius has made a total of 68 appearances for Flamengo and scored 14 goals.The match against Parana provided a definite farewell for Felipe Vizeu, who will leave for Udinese at the end of the month.last_img read more

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10 months ago​Brighton midfielder Gross unfazed by Liverpool, Southampton links

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Brighton midfielder Gross unfazed by Liverpool, Southampton linksby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton midfielder Pascal Gross is not concerned about transfer speculation.The playmaker has been linked to clubs such as Liverpool and Southampton in the transfer window.But he is focused on doing a great job for his current club.Gross said to the Evening Standard: “I don’t read the newspapers but then maybe some friends or here (club) someone sees it and makes a joke.”I have got nothing to say about it.”I am really enjoying and I’m really happy to play in the Premier League with Brighton.”I hope we can continue as we have done. At the moment that is everything I care about, the game on Saturday and that’s it.”All the other stuff, that’s not my business.” last_img read more

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10 months agoMan City eyeing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City eyeing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Parteyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are eyeing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey for this month’s market.City boss Pep Guardiola has been open about signing cover for Fernandinho and the Manchester Evening News says Partey fits the bill.The midfielder has complained about a lack of regular action under coach Diego Simeone, though has insisted he is committed to Atleti.Partey, 25, is contracted to Atletico Madrid through to 2023.Along with City, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are also keen. last_img read more

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10 months agoBurnley striker Chris Wood delighted to be scoring again

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley striker Chris Wood delighted to be scoring againby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley striker Chris Wood is delighted to be back amongst the goals.Wood ended an eight-game wait for a goal as Burnley signed off 2018 with a priceless 2-0 win over West Ham.“It’s nice to have a good record against them, but even better to get those three points and much-needed ones,” said Wood, whose last goal had come at the London Stadium in November.“It was nice to get off to a bright start, especially with the amount of pressure we piled on.“I think we deserved it and it was nice to compound it with another goal from Dwight. It was a great first half and we took it through from there.“It’s nice to have opportunities. As a striker you’re always worried when you don’t get opportunities so I’m happy to have got them.“It means we’re doing something right as a team and we can build on that going into the next game.” last_img read more

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9 months agoAlexander-Arnold happy for Liverpool to snap form slump

first_imgAlexander-Arnold happy for Liverpool to snap form slumpby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold was happy to snap their form slump with victory at Brighton.A penalty won and converted by Mohamed Salah in the early stages of the second half proved decisive at the Amex Stadium, and Jürgen Klopp’s side now sit seven points clear at the top of the Premier League with Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur still to play in this round of fixtures.”No matter what every game is important for us, but especially this game,” the right-back told Liverpoolfc.com.“We knew we needed a win to get the momentum back and show that we are a really top-quality side and that’s what we’ve done, especially as it’s a tough place to come. “I think everyone in the league would agree that this is one of the toughest places to play, with good fans and a good solid team who are hard to break down. We found it difficult even at Anfield to score goals against them. We got a 1-0 win there and are happy to get the 1-0 win here as well.“Questions were probably asked about our mentality and how we would bounce back from a [Premier League] defeat because we hadn’t experienced it so far [this season], and I think it was important for us to show everyone that we are a top-quality side and to bounce back and get the win. “Like I said, everyone knew how hard it was to come here and try and take points from Brighton so we’ve done it excellently and we will look forward to next week now.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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19 days agoSouthgate reluctant to fast-track Man City midfielder Foden

first_imgSouthgate reluctant to fast-track Man City midfielder Fodenby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland coach Gareth Southgate is reluctant to fast-track Phil Foden.Manchester City teenager Foden remains with the U21s due to a lack of first-team football at club level.“I’d probably try to calm Phil’s situation because there’s a lot of expectation around him,” explained Southgate.“I think that’s a huge pressure for a young player potentially. At the moment a lot of his name has been forged with our junior team. That’s how he appeared on the scene and we’re really happy with his progress.“His mentality playing with the Under 21s in the last match was great. He needs those matches. He needs that stamina and that game time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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17 days agoSon of Jose Antonio Reyes makes superb Real Madrid debut

first_imgSon of Jose Antonio Reyes makes superb Real Madrid debutby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe son of Jose Antonio Reyes has made a superb debut with Real Madrid.José Antonio Reyes López made his debut with the Infantil B team, by scoring a goal and providing an assist.Real Madrid went on to defeat Unión Carrascal 5-2.Reyes Jr moved to Real over the summer from Leganes just days after his father died in a car accident.The youngster, a winger like his father, dedicated his goal to his Dad on the day. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4 days agoMauricio Pellegrino agrees to leave Leganes by mutual consent

first_imgMauricio Pellegrino agrees to leave Leganes by mutual consentby Carlos Volcano4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pellegrino has agreed to leave Leganes as coach by mutual consent.The Argentine took training on Monday before telling his players that he would be leaving his post.Pellegrino guided Leganes to 13th place in LaLiga Santander last season but the Madrid side are yet to win a league game this campaign.Francisco is the favourite to replace Pellegrino at Butarque, but Luis Cembranos will take charge of the first team for the time being.DESPEDIDA I Carta de Mauricio Pellegrino. #GraciasMauriciopic.twitter.com/dtbDDCI4on— C.D. Leganés (@CDLeganes) October 21, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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College Football Fan On Reddit Used Only Jim Harbaugh Quotes On Tinder, With Interesting Results

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)We’ve seen people play this game on dating app Tinder a number of times: match with another user, use only quotes from a particularly idiosyncratic celebrity or character, and see what happens. In the college football world, the natural choice is Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. In response to a Reddit thread about Jim Harbaugh’s sleepover-based recruitment of the nation’s top kicker, Redditor Beechman tried it out to pretty interesting results.How would using only Jim Harbaugh quotes work on Tinder? /u/Beechman decided to find out: https://t.co/xPHO3gSKsI pic.twitter.com/2lz0Rs4iRf— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) January 13, 2016The best part about this is there are still hundreds of weirder Harbaugh quotes at his disposal. Who can resist Harbaugh? The man’s a jackhammer…whatever that means.[Reddit]last_img read more

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Ronaldo and Messi ‘not in this world’

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo is “not in this world” according to Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, who feels clear daylight remains between the Portugal and Juventus star, Lionel Messi and the rest of football’s prime talents.Ronaldo scored the 53rd hat-trick of his professional career in stunning style to fire Portugal past Switzerland 3-1 in Porto on Wednesday and into the final of the inaugural Nations League Finals.Switzerland levelled through a controversial VAR-awarded Ricardo Rodriguez penalty, which cancelled out Ronaldo’s blistering 25th-minute free-kick, only for the 34-year-old to leave Estadio do Dragao in raptures with a pair of late strikes – Xhaka coughing up possession for the break that saw him claim the matchball. 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? “I think we had a very good game. In my opinion we were the better team but the difference is they have Ronaldo,” said the Arsenal midfielder, who will now prepare for a third-place match in Guimaraes against England after Netherlands triumphed 3-1 during extra time in Thursday’s semi-final.”It’s unbelievable what a player he is. It’s not for nothing that he’s one of the best players in the world.”He’s special because he knows always where you have to go and to be.”I think we had him in our hands but, in the end, he scored three times and we lost the game.”I think we can be proud how we play, against a very good team.”Before the match, Xhaka suggested the challenge facing Ronaldo was perhaps comparable to taking on Real Madrid-bound Eden Hazard, who dazzled as Chelsea ran out 4-1 winners over Arsenal in the Europa League final last week.But afterwards the 26-year-old conceded his most recent tormentor and Messi reside on a different plane.Asked whether Ronaldo was the best player in the world, he replied: “One of them. In my opinion you have two of them. They are not in this world.”Those two are clear of the rest. If you play at 34 on this level you deserve a lot of respect.”He shows in all the games – international and with Juventus – that he has unbelievable quality.”It’s difficult to stop him and he showed up not in a good moment for us.”last_img read more

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‘Lampard can be Chelsea’s answer to Guardiola’

first_imgFormer England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes Frank Lampard can be Chelsea’s answer to Pep Guardiola.Ferdinand has described the former Blues midfielder, currently in charge at Championship club Derby County, as the “perfect” candidate for the Stamford Bridge hot seat.As Goal revealed on Tuesday, Lampard is in the frame to take over from outgoing boss Maurizio Sarri, and has already held talks with Chelsea bosses about making an emotional return to west London. 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? Former Juventus manager Max Allegri is also believed to be in the running after leading the Turin giants to their fifth Serie A title in a row last season, but Ferdinand has insisted his former England team-mate is the only logical appointment. “He is the perfect choice,” he told The Mirror . “I will actually be surprised if they look elsewhere.“They have tried with all these great managers. No disrespect to Allegri, he’s done unbelievable things at Juventus, but they have had Carlo Ancelotti, they have had Conte, Sarri, Mourinho – all managers who have done great things – and never stuck with them. “So are you going to continue doing that, and keep blowing money away with these managers who you have to pay up after two years? Or are you going to go with someone who the fans are going to love to have back?” A transfer ban that could potentially cover the next two windows currently hangs over Chelsea, but Ferdinand claims this could work into the club’s hands – if they give the top job to the right candidate. And if there are those displaying signs of nerves in the Blues’ boardroom due to Lampard’s lack of top flight experience as a manager, he points to the job carried out by Guardiola, who also had just a year of coaching under his belt before he took the reigns at Barcelona in 2008. “If Chelsea are going to get a ban transfer-wise, I don’t think they can look anywhere but Frank if I am honest,” said Ferdinand.Frank Lampard Derby County 2018-19“Chelsea have had the best young kids in the country for a while now – Manchester City are coming around to that but for a good few years Chelsea have had the best kids and none of them get in the first team.  “As a football club, you would think they would like to change that. “If they want to change that, there is no one but Frank. He is someone who their young players are going to look at every day and say ‘wow! Frank is gonna play us’. “He invigorates not only the first team and the fans but the kids coming through. At a time when managers are scared and under pressure not to play kids, I think it will be refreshing. “People talk about experience and what-not, but what experience did Pep have when he went into Barcelona’s first team? He trained the younger kids at the club. “Would Lampard wilt under the pressure when big players throw a wobbly in training? I don’t think he would. Frank knows Chelsea, he knows the players and the players will respect him.”last_img read more

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Rabiot reveals Juve talks & leaves Man Utd door open

first_imgParis Saint-Germain contract rebel Adrien Rabiot has admitted to having held talks with Juventus, while the door has been left open for a potential move to Manchester United.As things stand, the France international midfielder is due to be available on a free transfer in the summer having refused to commit to fresh terms with the Ligue 1 champions.That has led to him being frozen out at the Parc des Princes, with no appearances made since December 11, 2018. 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? Rabiot is, however, a proven performer at the highest level and boasts the potential for future development at just 24 years of age.He remains an attractive proposition to leading sides across Europe and has seen various landing spots mooted.It could be that his next move takes him to Italy or England, with Serie A champions Juve and Manchester United being heavily linked with formal approaches.Rabiot has told Corriere dello Sport of his current situation: “I’ve spoken with Juventus, it’s a great club where everyone would like to play.”I like Italy so much, it’s wonderful here. A demanding season awaits me. At Juventus? Juve watched me and we talked about it, but I can’t say anything.”Manchester United? It’s the same as last year, I have to decide. I’m on vacation for now. Soon you will know.”Adrien Rabiot Thomas Monconduit PSG Amiens Ligue 1 20102018Rabiot has seen a switch to Old Trafford talked up for some time.Arsenal have also been credited with an interest in taking him to English football.The two Premier League rivals may, however, have to move fast if they have any hope of putting an agreement in place.Juventus hold obvious appeal to any player as the dominant force in the Italian game.They have already acquired Wales international Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal to bolster their midfield options, but are seemingly in the market for more players of Rabiot’s ability.He has a big decision to make this summer after seeing his career stall in Paris.Rabiot, who took in a brief spell at Manchester City’s academy system while in his teens, has been with PSG since 2010 and taken in 227 competitive appearances for the club.last_img read more

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The Texas-Maryland Game Has Now Been Suspended

first_imgA closeup of Texas Longhorns coach Tom HermanAUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The Texas-Maryland game is shaping up to be one of the best games of Week 1 – the Terrapins just took the lead late in the second half – but we’re not going to be getting any football at FedEx Field anytime soon.The game between the Longhorns and the Terps has been delayed due to weather.There are serious thunderstorms in the area. Anytime lightning is spotted, the game has to be delayed for at least 30 minutes.“BREAKING: Due to lightning in the area the @TerpsFootball vs. Texas game is currently in a weather delay,” Maryland announced.BREAKING: Due to lightning in the area the @TerpsFootball vs. Texas game is currently in a weather delay.— Terps Gameday (@TerpsGameday) September 1, 2018This is at least a 30-minute delay.This is the second major college football game to be delayed this afternoon. The Ohio State-Oregon State game was delayed for about an hour due to rain and lightning.Ohio State and Oregon State are back underway on ABC. The Buckeyes are blowing out the Beavers.Texas and Maryland, meanwhile, are playing on FOX Sports 1. It’s shaping up to be quite the finish.Stay tuned for more weather updates.last_img read more

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Photos: Hot Temperature Causing A Rough Crowd At ACC Game

first_imgA general view of NC State's football field.RALEIGH, NC – SEPTEMBER 18: The North Carolina State University Wolfpack kicks off to the Ohio State Buckeyes on September 18, 2004 at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo By Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Major storms are set to affect a lot of college football games across the country today, but the sun is shining brightly in North Carolina this afternoon. It’s shining too brightly, actually.N.C. State is set to host Georgia State at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina this afternoon.The Wolfpack issued a warning for their fans:“Please remember when attending Saturday’s game that it could be quite hot outside. Many resources to help fans beat the heat will be in place at Carter-Finley Stadium,” they tweeted.Please remember when attending Saturday’s @PackFootball game that it could be quite hot outside.Many resources to help fans beat the heat will be in place at Carter-Finley Stadium.?️ https://t.co/ZVvz2J2O60#GoPack #ncsu pic.twitter.com/tmAjfHmFOp— NC State Athletics (@PackAthletics) September 6, 2018The students have taken note, at least.It looks like the hot temperatures could cause a sparse crowd at the stadium this afternoon.The shaded part of the student section is filling up. The rest of the stadium…not so much.The shaded part of the student section is already almost completely full. pic.twitter.com/CtHThsq6LX— SportsChannel8: The Tweets (@SportsChannel8) September 8, 2018Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. E.T.Stay hydrated, N.C. State fans.last_img read more

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This New Jim Harbaugh Stat Is Pretty Embarrassing

first_imgMichigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan football team rebounded from a tough Week 1 loss to Notre Dame with a dominant Week 2 performance.The Wolverines, led by some encouraging strong play from quarterback Shea Patterson, 49-3, at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Saturday.Michigan improved to 1-1 on the season. The Wolverines are now ranked No. 20 in the latest AP Poll.Still, Harbaugh remains somewhat of a punching bag for much of the college football fan base.A pretty embarrassing (albeit trivial) new Jim Harbaugh stat has been making the rounds on social media.Herm Edwards now has as many wins over Michigan State as Jim Harbaugh does— Connor Tapp (@ConnorTapp247) September 9, 2018Welp, it’s true.Herm Edwards’ Arizona State team upset No. 15 Michigan State at home on Saturday night. Harbaugh’s Wolverines have beaten the rival Spartans just once during his tenure.Maybe that’ll change this year, though.last_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Asked About QB Dwayne Haskins’ Heisman Trophy Chances

first_imgKirk Herbstreit thinks a team could be out of the playoff.Ohio State is off to a 4-0 start this season, thanks in large part to quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Haskins hasn’t looked like a first-year starer at all.Through four games, Haskins is completing 75.7 percent of his passes for 1,194 yards, 16 touchdowns and only one interception. He has also added a rushing touchdown.Ohio State has a huge game on the horizon next weekend at Penn State. It will be a matchup between top-10 teams, and it is Penn State’s “White Out” game. Beaver Stadium will be rocking.The game will be broadcast on ABC. Kirk Herbstreit, himself a former Ohio State QB, should be on the call as part of ABC/ESPN’s top broadcasting team.Today, Herbstreit was asked about Haskins’ Heisman chances. He hasn’t quite garnered the attention of Tua Tagovailoa or Bryce Love, but that might be changing.Herbstreit thinks Haskins is “right there” already and is poised to become one of the “main guys” with a strong performance Saturday.He’s right there already. If he goes off Saturday he’ll become one of main guys at this point. https://t.co/lcaLgQSTzq— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 23, 2018If Haskins is able to help lead the Buckeyes to a win next weekend, he will do more than help his own Heisman chances. He’ll put Ohio State in the driver’s seat in the Big Ten East and keep them on track for the College Football Playoff.Ohio State and Penn State will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday on ABC.We can’t wait.last_img read more

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