Monthly ArchiveOctober 2019

10 months agoFA CUP DRAW: Arsenal host Man Utd; Everton go to Millwall

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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say FA CUP DRAW: Arsenal host Man Utd; Everton go to Millwallby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal and Manchester United have been drawn at Emirates stadum in the FA Cup fourth round.The Gunners have won the competition a record 13 times, while United are 12-time winners.Non-league Barnet – the lowest-ranked club left in the competition – are at home to Championship side Brentford.League One Gillingham, who knocked out Premier League Cardiff in the third round, will face another Welsh side when they travel to Swansea City.Premier League champions Manchester City are at home to relegation-battling Burnley, while another top-flight match-up sees Crystal Palace host Tottenham.FA Cup holders Chelsea will take on Sheffield Wednesday or Luton Town at Stamford Bridge.Fourth-round drawSwansea v GillinghamWimbledon v West HamShrewsbury or Stoke v WolvesMillwall v EvertonBrighton v West BromBristol City v BoltonAccrington v Derby or SouthamptonDoncaster v OldhamChelsea v Sheffield Wednesday or LutonNewcastle or Blackburn v WatfordMiddlesbrough v NewportManchester City v BurnleyBarnet v BrentfordPortsmouth v QPRArsenal v Manchester UnitedCrystal Palace v Tottenham read more

9 months agoSancho urges Hudson-Odoi to think carefully about Chelsea split

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sancho urges Hudson-Odoi to think carefully about Chelsea splitby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund whiz Jadon Sancho has urged Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to do what he feels best.Hudson-Odoi is now keen to follow Sancho to Germany with Bayern Munich tabling a £35million offer for the 18-year-old Chelsea starlet.Sancho told the Daily Mail: “Everyone has different pathways. Me and Callum are close friends. I know what he’s all about.”He’s the next one I would say. He’s very good and talented, fast, good dribbling skills.”And I’ve told him the Bundesliga is a nice league. I just told him to do whatever is best for him.” last_img read more

a month agoFiorentina captain German Pezzella confirms turning down AC Milan

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first_imgFiorentina captain German Pezzella confirms turning down AC Milanby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFiorentina captain German Pezzella has confirmed he turned down an offer from AC Milan over the summer.The Viola meet Milan later tonight.“I did receive an offer from Milan this summer, and I was tempted, but I was pushed to continue my experience in Florence because I wanted to cancel out the disappointment of last season,” Pezzella told La Gazzetta dello Sport.“I didn’t want to have my name linked to a sad period for Florence and the Viola fans.”He added: “I am surprised to see Milan so low down the table, as it doesn’t reflect the quality of the squad. They are struggling, but I wouldn’t call it a crisis.“We must go to San Siro aiming to win and do it by remaining faithful to our style of football and having fun. I consider Alessio Romagnoli to be the best Italian defender after Giorgio Chiellini.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

15 days agoLiverpool goalkeeper coach ​Achterberg: Kelleher can be anything!

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first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper coach ​Achterberg: Kelleher can be anything!by Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg says Caoimhin Kelleher can “be anything”.The 20-year-old was impressive on debut in the win MK Dons a fortnight ago.And Achterberg sees huge potential in the Republic of Ireland U21 international.”I was proud and happy for him because he shows every day in training his speed and reactions,” Actherberg told the Liverpool Echo.”That is why he is in the Irish squad and they thought that he can give the No.1 in Ireland big competition but he needs to play games to show.”By making this appearance [against MK Dons] he can make big strides and steps. He reads the game and plays well with his feet for Liverpool. But he shot-stopping and his reactions is massive for any club, I would say. This is where he is good and it is what he showed against MK Dons.”He can keep making the next steps and how far he goes is how he can producing these displays on the field because that is where you are going to be assessed. In my opinion, he can be anything. It depends how he develops.”In an ideal world you have three top goalkeepers but maybe at third choice you have an experienced keeper or a young talented boy who can step up.”There are two talented boys at the academy but they are still some way off. Vitezslav Jaros and Jakub Ojrzynski, they still have to improve to get to the level of first team.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

11 days agoJuventus hero Marchisio: Took Pirlo and I 15mins to recognise Pogba quality

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus hero Marchisio: Took Pirlo and I 15mins to recognise Pogba qualityby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRetired Juventus hero Claudio Marchisio has spoken of playing with Paul Pogba.Marchisio counted on the Manchester United midfielder as a Juve teammate before the Frenchman returned to Old Trafford.He said: “I will tell you an anecdote about Paul. He was very young, it was one of his first training sessions with us. (Andrea) Pirlo and I only took 15 minutes to understand how strong he was. And we knew he was going to steal somebody’s place from the team soon. “Fortunately, the coach found a way to make us play together in midfield.” last_img read more

Texas Commit Cecil Cherry Shows Off Congratulatory Longhorn Cake

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first_imgA general view of Texas Longhorns fans during a game.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas lost a commitment from four-star Miami (Fla.) athlete Tim Irvin over the weekend, but it looks like the Longhorn faithful has nothing to worry about in the case of Lakeland (Fla.) linebacker commit Cecil Cherry, a four-star prospect according to Rivals.After an in-home visit with Texas head coach Charlie Strong and linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary last night, Cherry tweeted a picture of his Longhorn loyalty in the form of a cake, presumably made for him by his family.Hook em pic.twitter.com/EJintsuUqj— Cecil Cherry (@cecil__cherry3) January 20, 2015Goodmorning LONGHORNS FANS I had a great home visit and my fam love coach strong HOOK EM pic.twitter.com/HUndWZ1WSU— Cecil Cherry (@cecil__cherry3) January 20, 2015Cherry is one of 18 current verbal commitments for the Longhorns, who finished 6-7 in Strong’s first season, including a 31-7 loss to Arkansas in the AdvoCareV100 Texas Bowl. National Signing Day 2015 is set for Wednesday, February 4.last_img read more

The Spun 2016 College Football Staff Picks: Week 1

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first_imgCollege football is back tomorrow!Well, technically Cal and Hawaii kicked off the season from Australia last Friday, but most consider the true beginning of the season this weekend. On Thursday, teams like Louisville, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Tennessee get things started, but Week 1 really heats up Saturday.Alabama-USC, Texas A&M-UCLA, LSU-Wisconsin, UNC-Georgia. The day is filled with huge, interesting match-ups. On Sunday, we have College Football Playoff contender Notre Dame traveling to a hungry Texas team looking to make a leap into respectability. Monday features an awesome game between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando.Who do we like this weekend? As we do every week, the College Spun staff has picked every game featuring a team in the Power Five conferences and the Top 25.Also check out our season picks here.(*On mobile, our picks are best viewed in landscape mode.)GameLombardiHolleranLyonsHladikDriscollMcCabeLouisville vs. Charlottelouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logoWake Forest vs. TulaneWake Forest LogoWake Forest LogoWake Forest LogoWake Forest LogoWake Forest LogoWake Forest LogoN.C. State vs. William & MaryncstatencstatencstatencstatencstatencstateFIU vs. IndianaindianaindianaindianaindianaindianaindianaTennessee vs. Appalachian Statetennessee logotennessee logotennessee logotennessee logotennessee logotennessee logoVanderbilt vs. South Carolinasouth carolina logovanderbiltvanderbiltvanderbiltsouth carolina logovanderbiltUtah vs. Southern UtahutahutahutahutahutahutahMinnesota vs. Oregon StateminnesotaminnesotaminnesotaminnesotaminnesotaoregonstateSyracuse vs. Colgatesyracuse logosyracuse logosyracuse logosyracuse logosyracuse logocolgateMichigan State vs. FurmanMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoBaylor vs. Northwestern StatebaylorbaylorbaylorbaylorbaylorbaylorColorado vs. Colorado Statecoloradocoloradocoloradocolorado statecolorado statecoloradoStanford vs. Kansas StatestanfordstanfordstanfordstanfordstanfordstanfordBoston College vs. Georgia Techgeorgia techgeorgia techgeorgia techgeorgia techgeorgia techgeorgia techHouston vs. OklahomaoklahomaoklahomaoklahomaoklahomaoklahomaoklahomaPurdue vs. Eastern KentuckyPurdue LogoekuekuPurdue LogoekuPurdue LogoOhio State vs. Bowling Greenohio state logoohio state logoohio state logoohio state logoohio state logoohio state logoNorthwestern vs. Western Michigannorthwesternnorthwesternwestern michigannorthwesternnorthwesternnorthwesternMichigan vs. HawaiiMichigan LogoMichigan LogoMichigan LogoMichigan LogoMichigan LogoMichigan LogoMississippi State vs. South AlabamaMississippi State LogoMississippi State LogoMississippi State LogoMississippi State LogoMississippi State Logosouth alabamaWest Virginia vs. Missouriwest virginiawest virginiawest virginiawest virginiawest virginiamissouri logoMaryland vs. HowardMaryland LogoMaryland LogoMaryland LogoMaryland LogoMaryland LogoMaryland LogoVirginia Tech vs. LibertyvirginiatechvirginiatechvirginiatechvirginiatechvirginiatechvirginiatechPittsburgh vs. Villanovapitt logopitt logopitt logopitt logopitt logopitt logoWashington vs. RutgerswashingtonwashingtonwashingtonwashingtonwashingtonwashingtonTexas A&M vs. UCLAuclatexas a&mtexas a&muclauclauclaWisconsin vs. LSUlsu logolsu logolsu logolsu logolsu logolsu logoVirginia vs. RichmondvirginiavirginiavirginiavirginiarichmondvirginiaPenn State vs. Kent StatepennstatepennstatepennstatepennstatepennstatepennstateIowa vs. Miami (OH)iowaiowaiowaiowaiowaiowaIllinois vs. Murray StateIllinois LogoIllinois LogoIllinois LogoIllinois LogoIllinois LogoIllinois LogoOklahoma State vs. SE Louisianaoklahoma stateoklahoma stateoklahoma stateoklahoma stateoklahoma stateoklahoma stateArkansas vs. Louisana Techarkansasarkansasarkansasarkansaslouisiana techarkansasOregon vs. UC DavisOregon LogoOregon LogoOregon LogoOregon LogoOregon LogoOregon LogoNorth Carolina vs. Georgiageorgiaunc logounc logounc logogeorgiageorgiaDuke vs. N.C. Centralduke logoduke logoduke logoduke logoduke logoduke logoMiami vs. Florida A&MmiamimiamimiamimiamimiamimiamiKansas vs. Rhode Islandkansas logokansas logokansas logokansas logokansas logokansas logoKentucky vs. Southern Miss kentucky logokentucky logokentucky logokentucky logosouthern misskentucky logoFlorida vs. UMassfloridafloridafloridafloridafloridafloridaAlabama vs. USCalabamaalabamaalabamaalabamaalabamaalabamaIowa State vs. Northern Iowaiowa stateiowa stateiowa stateiowa stateiowa stateiowa stateNebraska vs. Fresno StatenebraskanebraskanebraskanebraskanebraskanebraskaWashington State vs. Eastern WashingtonwazzuwazzuwazzuwazzuwazzuwazzuTCU vs. San Diego StateTCU logoTCU logoTCU logoTCU logoTCU logoTCU logoTexas Tech vs. Stephen F. AustintexastechtexastechtexastechtexastechtexastechtexastechAuburn vs. Clemsonclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoArizona vs. BYUbyuarizonabyubyubyubyuArizona State vs. Northern Arizona arizona statearizona statearizona statearizona statearizona statearizona stateTexas vs. Notre Dametexastexasnotre dame logonotre dame logonotre dame logonotre dame logoFlorida State vs. Ole Missflorida state logoole missflorida state logoflorida state logoole missole misslast_img read more

Van Dijk: Messi should win Ballon d’Or – but I’d take it!

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first_imgLiverpool star Virgil van Dijk believes that Lionel Messi remains a worthier candidate for the 2019 Ballon d’Or gong – while admitting he would not turn down the award following his Champions League heroics. The Netherlands defender has been a rock in the heart of the Liverpool side since signing in January 2018, transforming a notoriously leaky backline into the Premier League’s most formidable unit. That form has also carried over into Europe, where Liverpool kept six clean sheets on the way to their 2-0 victory over Tottenham in Saturday’s Champions League final. 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? Already named the PFA Player of the Year and Premier League Player of the Season in England this season, Van Dijk now has a real chance to become the first defender to pick up the Ballon d’Or since Fabio Cannavaro in 2006. But despite getting the better of Messi and Barcelona in the semi-final stage prior to glory in the Wanda Metropolitano, the player believes the Argentine remains a better candidate for the individual crown.”I think Messi is the best player in the world. He should win the Ballon d’Or,” he told reporters in Madrid following the final whistle.”So I’m not thinking of that. But if I win, I’ll take it. Messi should win it though. He is the best in the world, whether he’s in the final or not.”Van Dijk, who entered the press conference with his Champions League winners medal hanging from his neck and a bottle of beer in hand, added that he hoped this title would push Liverpool on to even better things next season – specifically, toppling Manchester City at the Premier League summit. “We should be hungry. This season finished today with the Champions League,” he said. “In July everyone starts at zero and we go again. We saw this season that we still have to build on it.”We need to challenge Manchester City again because I don’t think they’re going anywhere. We are ambitious and we want these type of nights a couple of times a year.”Saturday’s triumph means that Liverpool now have six European Cup and Champions League crowns, placing them third in the all-time ranking of winners. Real Madrid and AC Milan remain top of the pile with 13 and seven titles respectively, while the Reds now sit clear of Bayern Munich and Barcelona, who both remain on five.last_img read more

Man City players left fuming after VAR controversy

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first_imgAymeric Laporte and several of his Manchester City team-mates have expressed frustration over Gabriel Jesus seeing a late strike against Tottenham disallowed by VAR.City and Spurs were drawing 2-2 at Etihad Stadium on Saturday when Jesus struck in added time, firing into the bottom-right corner from inside the box.But celebrations were cut short by VAR with replays showing the ball hit Laporte on the arm during the build-up – and the goal was duly disallowed. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? A frustrated Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports “they need to fix” VAR, City having seen video replay decisions go against them in a game with Spurs for the second time this year following April’s Champions League drama, when Raheem Sterling had a goal disallowed for offside.And Guardiola’s players steadily followed suit on social media following the game, led by Laporte.”Tough game! Learning to get used to external factors! Keep working!” the centre-back posted on Twitter.Jesus was visibly upset by the call, despite referee Michael Oliver attempting to calm him down on the field.”Great game, lads. Well played, but unfortunately we didn’t get the win,” the Brazil striker said. “We scored the goal we needed, but…..”Great game, lads. Well played, but unfortunately we didn’t get the win. We scored the goal we needed, but…..  pic.twitter.com/X0Jzy8hwMc — Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus33) August 17, 2019 Kyle Walker was at fault for the second Spurs goal, losing Lucas Moura in the City box, but he also pointed a finger of blame at the technology.”Vary frustrating today. But both teams fought well,” he said on Twitter, with a deliberate typo. “Well done to Spurs. Always good to see the boys and fans.”Ilkay Gundogan, meanwhile, agrees with Guardiola’s suggestion that rules involving VAR need to be amended for the good of the game.”Today’s VAR decision is really hard to take,” the midfielder wrote on social media.Today’s VAR decision is really hard to take. Any attacker that commits handball, intentional or not, is now ruled a free kick?? And if you’re defending it’s fine?? It only disadvantages the attacking team.In my opinion this rule needs to be changed. #MCITOT pic.twitter.com/TtPsB96FD0 — Ilkay Gündogan (@IlkayGuendogan) August 17, 2019 “Any attacker that commits handball, intentional or not, is now ruled a free-kick?? And if you’re defending it’s fine?? It only disadvantages the attacking team.”In my opinion, this rule needs to be changed.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

A Heisman Trophy Favorite Had A Really Disappointing Game Friday Night

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first_imgA general view of an empty Stanford Stadium.PALO ALTO, CA – OCTOBER 25: Stanford Stadium awaits the next game after the Stanford Cardinal defeated the Oregon State Beavers 38-14 on October 25, 2014 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)The college football season is officially here. A full slate of games is scheduled for the first official Saturday of college football with a few massive contests that have College Football Playoff implications.However, before we focus on the upcoming games, let’s take a look back at what happened last night. A Heisman Trophy front-runner had a dismal first game.Stanford running back Bryce Love finished second in Heisman voting after the 2017 season. He entered 2018 with the second-best odds to win the Heisman this year, behind Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.After his first game, however, he may be on the outside looking in. Love finished the game against San Diego State with just 29 yards rushing.FINAL:Stanford 31, San Diego State 10Bryce Love had 18 carries for 29 yards.— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 1, 2018To be fair, San Diego State stuffed the box and made Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello beat them – which he did.Love is likely to be facing seven or eight-man fronts for most of the season. Teams are going to make Costello beat them, which could hurt Love’s Heisman chances.last_img read more