Month: October 2019


  • 10 months agoChelsea reject second Bayern Munich bid for Hudson-Odoi

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea reject second Bayern Munich bid for Hudson-Odoiby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have rejected a bid for Callum Hudson-Odoi.According to Sky Sports, Bayern Munich lodged the offer with the Blues.However, it is believed Chelsea value the 18-year-old at closer to £40m.Bayern have made the England U19 international their top transfer target in January.They initially failed with a bid of around £13.5m and have return with another failed offer.Hudson-Odoi, who has made five appearances for the first-team this season, is under contract with Chelsea until 2020. last_img

  • 9 months agoAC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta excited after winning debut

    first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta excited after winning debutby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta is excited about his move to Italy.Paqueta made his debut in the Coppa Italia win over Sampdoria.He said, “Milan is a beautiful city, with a very different culture. I hope my wife and I can settle in, so I can focus on my primary objective, which is helping Milan to win.“Milan are a club known worldwide for their history, their success and the Brazilians who have come through here, such as my idol Kaka.“I hope, along with my teammates, to bring Milan back to winning ways, achieve great trophies and bring the fans joy.” last_img

  • a month ago​Ex-Sheff Utd owner McCabe questions suitability of new choice

    first_img​Ex-Sheff Utd owner McCabe questions suitability of new choiceby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Sheffield United owner Kevin McCabe has questioned new owner Prince Abdullah’s suitability to run the club, reports BBC Sport.McCabe was forced to sell his 50% stake in the Premier League side because of a high-court ruling, and says he regrets selling 50% to the Saudi in 2013.Lifelong Blades fan McCabe said he had “hesitation and concern” and would consider a court appeal.But Prince Abdullah, who invested £10m, said: “When fans look back in four or five years’ time, they’ll be happy.”McCabe, who has invested more than £100m in the club, told Sky Sports: “I have hesitation and concern over the overall management of the club off the field, and more particularly management on the field.”I question whether [Prince Abdullah] has the suitability to be the right guy to lead as the owner of Sheffield United.”McCabe fell out with Prince Abdullah in 2017 and attempted to buy back the Saudi’s 50% share for £5m.McCabe has previously also questioned why Prince Abdullah had been to only four Sheffield United games in six years.But Prince Abdullah said: “I’ve seen every game in the past three or four years. I don’t like to attend games really. I like to watch games in mute and alone. I will appoint my son-in-law as chairman of club. He will move to Sheffield.”I’ll be there when I need to be.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • a month agoWatford winger Sarr: Liverpool striker Mane world best

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford winger Sarr: Liverpool striker Mane world bestby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford winger Ismaila Sarr is full of praise for Liverpool striker Sadio Mane.Sarr says his Senegal teammate is the best in the world.Speaking on the Hornets YouTube channel, Sarr said: “[Mane is] one of the best men in Africa and in the world.“I can say that for me, he is the best player in the world. Because he is quality. He has won the Champions League .“He has done everything for Liverpool and in all competitions, unfortunately not the Premier League but I hope he does at some point because for me, he’s the best African player in Europe.“He plays well, he does everything well both in football and life.“He also does things right with us, he’s our national team leader“He’s a guy who does things right, even outside of football.“He does what is right for him and for everybody. Because he is a nice guy and does what is right.” last_img read more

  • 21 days agoSteven Alzate ‘very proud’ of new Brighton deal

    first_imgSteven Alzate ‘very proud’ of new Brighton dealby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSteven Alzate has penned a new deal with Brighton.The midfielder put pen to paper on a new four-year deal with Albion after making his Premier League debut last month, and spoke of his pride at signing a new deal with the club.He said, “I’m very proud, as this club has a lot of faith in me. I’m honoured to sign a new contract and I now need to keep working hard.“Things have happened quite quickly, but I’m just trying to keep learning and take each day as it comes. I probably wasn’t expecting to play in the Premier League this early on, but I’m just grateful for what’s happened and know that I have to stay focused.“I have a lot of family and friends who are all very proud, and it’s every child’s dream to be in my position.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • The 7 Best Days Of The Year For The College Sports Fan

    first_imgCalendar shows the seven best days of the year.7 Best Days Of YearThis isn’t that great a time of the year for the college sports fan. College football’s been over for a couple weeks and college basketball, while very entertaining this season, doesn’t reach its peak until March. Fret not, though; better days are ahead. They’re coming fast, too.  Which days do you have circled?Which days do you have circled?We’ve ranked the seven best days of the year for the college sports fan. These are days everyone who enjoys college basketball and college football should look forward to, no matter how their individual teams are doing. These are, simply put, seven of the best days of the year. Each of them are fantastic. From Selection Sunday to college football’s Rivalry Saturday, we’ve got a pretty great seven day list. Here they are. Start With No. 7 ??? >>> Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8last_img read more

  • Photo: Jim Harbaugh Wearing A Kobe Bryant Shirt During Camp In Los Angeles

    first_imgJim Harbaugh winces as he looks on from the sideline.BLOOMINGTON, IN – OCTOBER 14: Jim Harbaugh the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines watches the action during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh’s satellite camp tour has him out on the West Coast this morning, and as you’d expect, he has the wardrobe to match. For today’s camp in Los Angeles, Harbaugh went with a Kobe Bryant Lakers t-shirt. It’s almost impossible to find a more popular athlete in the city than the future NBA Hall of Famer, so it’s a pretty strong choice.Jim Harbaugh is repping Kobe Bryant at the LA camp this morning. pic.twitter.com/GoOEneOQ5E— Isaiah Hole (@isaiahhole) June 25, 2016 We’re a bit disappointed he didn’t go with the actual jersey, but not everyone can pull off wearing one of those. Harbaugh went with the safe choice here.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

  • Bielsa admits to sending spy

    first_imgLeeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has admitted that he sent a spy to observe Derby County’s training session ahead of their Championship clash.The Rams contacted the police to remove a “suspicious individual” from their training ground, and it later emerged that it was a Leeds employee sent to spy on their training session.Derby released a statement on their official website confirming the events, and Bielsa has admitted that the ‘spy’ was there on his instruction. 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 true it was someone from Leeds United,” he told Sky Sports.”I am responsible for it. It doesn’t matter if this is legal or illegal, or right or wrong… for me, it is enough that Frank Lampard and Derby felt it was not the right thing to do, for me to believe that I didn’t behave well.”The former Argentina manager also revealed that he had already spoken to Derby counterpart Frank Lampard about the situation.”Yesterday I talked to Frank Lampard and he said I didn’t respect the rules of fair play. I have a different point of view on it, but the important thing is what Frank Lampard and Derby think.”I am the only one responsible for it because I didn’t ask for the permission of Leeds to do it.”Without trying to find a justification, I have been using this kind of practice since the qualifiers for the World Cup with Argentina. It is not illegal, we have been doing it publicly and we talk about it in the press. For some people, it’s the wrong thing to do and for other people, it’s not the wrong thing to do.”Lampard condemned the tactic in an interview with Sky and claimed that the same thing had occurred before their previous meeting.”We had somebody the day before our first game against them which we lost 4-1,” Lampard said.”Leeds can beat you 4-1 because they are a fantastic team but they had someone in the bushes that day. The man was asked to leave but it wasn’t followed up like it has been this time.”On a sportsman’s level, it’s bad. If we are going to talk about culturally and say I did it somewhere else and it’s fine, I don’t believe that. It’s disrupted our build-up to the game. People will say I am making an excuse, but I will speak like this after the game whether we win, lose or draw.”The training stopped because the police came on the training ground, then it went away. We were training on team tactics, team shape, personnel, how we are going to press, how we will work off the ball, the fact Harry Wilson wasn’t training would become evident, so the person who is watching will see all of that.”last_img read more

  • Eriksen hints at Madrid move & reveals he’s ready to quit Spurs

    first_imgChristian Eriksen has hinted he would be interested in a move to Real Madrid after revealing he wants to leave Tottenham to “try something new”.Eriksen has been linked with a move away from north London for some time after failing to negotiate a new contract with Spurs.And Real, who have already signed Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic, are expected to make a number of signings this summer and could get Eriksen at a cut price as his current deal expires in 2020.  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 Denmark international says he is not aware any concrete talks between Real and Spurs have taken place, but acknowledged it could be time for him to move on,Speaking to Danish outlet Ekstra Bladet , Eriksen said: “I feel that I am at a place in my career where I might want to try something new. I have the deepest respect for everything that has happened at Tottenham but I have also said that I would like to try something new.”I hope there will be clarification during the summer. That’s the plan. In football you do not know when clarification will come. It can happen anytime. It would be best for everyone if it happens as soon as possible, but in football things take time.”It depends on Daniel Levy. And another club has to come in. Or I have to sit down at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can’t set a date yourself.”If I have to go, then hopefully it will be a step up. It’s [a potential move to Real Madrid] a step up. But that requires Real Madrid to call Tottenham and say they want me. And they have not done so yet, as far as I know.”It is hard. It depends on the possibilities. If nothing pops up that is more exciting, why not stay at Tottenham? If I am to sign a new contract it depends on the conditions.”Should Eriksen leave Spurs this summer, he would bring a six-year spell at the club to a close having signed from Ajax in 2013.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has done a number of big-money deals with the Liga club in the past, negotiating huge fees for Luka Modric in 2012 and Gareth Bale in 2013.last_img read more

  • Ronaldo the cherry on top for Portugal – Petkovic

    first_imgSwitzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic felt Portugal’s “street smarts” and the performance of Cristiano Ronaldo were decisive in the first Nations League semi-final.A hat-trick from the Juventus star sent the host nation into Sunday’s final with a 3-1 victory over Switzerland in Porto on Wednesday.The Swiss were the stronger side for spells of the match and deserved to be level when Ronaldo’s first-half free-kick was cancelled out by Ricardo Rodriguez’s penalty. 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? However, Ronaldo scored twice more in the space of two minutes in the closing stages to secure a showdown with either England or Netherlands on Sunday.”Congratulations to Portugal,” Petkovic said afterwards, as quoted by UEFA.com. “They had street smarts, they had the cherry on top of the cake and that made the difference. Four shots, three goals.”On the one hand, we were up against a very strong opponent, but over 90 minutes we showed we’re a strong team and that we can make life for a top side difficult, too.”We were trying to keep the score; we had the chance to get a second but didn’t take it. We got outnumbered at the back and conceded. Their top player made the difference.”Switzerland’s penalty was awarded in remarkable circumstances, with referee Felix Brych penalising Nelson Semedo for a trip on Steven Zuber after a VAR review, having initially given Portugal a spot-kick for a foul by Fabian Schar on Bernardo Silva.”The foul wasn’t that clear – the penalty we were given – but it was the right decision and in conformity with the rules and the referee did a very good job,” was Petkovic’s assessment.Xherdan Shaqiri, who impressed for a Switzerland side that will now contest the third-place play-off, thinks his side must learn to be more ruthless.”We were the better team, for sure, but Ronaldo decided the game. This is football sometimes,” said the Liverpool man. “We can’t always play well and lose. We have to learn from our mistakes and do better next time.”last_img read more