Month: October 2019

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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