9 months agoSarri tells Chelsea: I need a Cesc replacement

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sarri tells Chelsea: I need a Cesc replacementby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has told club chiefs they need a midfield signing after victory over Newcastle.With Cesc Fabregas having left the club yesterday, Sarri hopes we will be able to bring in a replacement for the midfielder.He said, “As you have seen today, Jorginho was in trouble and on the bench there wasn’t a player for that position, so I need a player for that position, I need another option for Jorginho.”The club knows very well my opinion. I need a player there so it depends on the club’s decision, I can’t do anything more.” last_img

a month agoEx-Juventus chief Moggi: Sarri always makes excuses

first_imgEx-Juventus chief Moggi: Sarri always makes excusesby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Juventus director Luciano Moggi has slammed coach Maurizio Sarri.Sarri blamed the Florence heat for their 0-0 draw at Fiorentina.”He has the habit of always looking for excuses. He does it everywhere he goes,” Moggi told Radio Punto Nuovo.“It’s bad for football and Conte was right to answer him that way. I’ve always thought that to change the game, it’s necessary to change the players, which he didn’t do.“Juventus have great champions who can win a game at any moment, but their game won’t change.“Allegri left because an era had ended and because they wanted to change a style of play that everyone attacked.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoMourinho admits he deserved Man Utd axe: But I’m not enjoying this

first_imgMourinho admits he deserved Man Utd axe: But I’m not enjoying thisby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho says he deserved to be sacked as Manchester United manager.But speaking after United’s 2-0 loss to West Ham United on Sunday, the Portuguese insists he did not enjoy watching the club struggle under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”I’m not the right person to answer it,” Mourinho said on Sky Sports when asked about United’s problems.”They are far behind. It’s difficult for me to answer. I was there for two seasons where I could feel lots of positive things and I could feel the direction to go in, then obviously the third season was not good enough.”I was sacked, I probably deserved to be sacked because I was responsible as the manager, but the sad reality is that they are worse than before.”And for me that is a sad thing. Maybe people think I’m enjoying the situation but I’m not enjoying it at all.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

25 days agoCleverley calls on fans to ‘stick with’ struggling Watford

first_imgCleverley calls on fans to ‘stick with’ struggling Watfordby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTom Cleverley wants everyone associated with Watford to stay patient as they attempt to climb out of a hole.The Hornets have yet to win a game all season, while they only have two points from their first seven league games.It puts them rock bottom, four points off safety. But Cleverley does not want a knee jerk reaction from players, fans or management.”Stick with us,” he said to reporters when asked what he would like to tell fans.”It’s not a work rate issue, hopefully they can see that. Maybe at times, there’s been a lack of quality and maybe a lack of intensity defensively but stick with us, we’ll keep putting the work in and we’re working for our performances to improve.”As players, we just have to be accountable for our own performances, take responsibility and work as hard as we possibly can until it gets better.”We’re a team with two points out of seven, low on confidence, it’s not clicked. “The new signings have both started today and maybe we need a little bit of time to bed in, but you’ve just got to be accountable for yourself and that’s what I’m going to do until we’re out of this little lull we’re in.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

PSG ‘200 per cent’ positive Mbappe will stay this summer

first_imgKylian Mbappe may be generating more talk of a possible move to Paris Saint-Germain, but Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is “200 per cent” sure that the striker is staying put.Speculation has started to build again around one of the most highly-rated talents in world football.At just 20 years of age, Mbappe has already achieved plenty and offered the promise of a lot more to come. 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? He is a three-time Ligue 1 title winner with PSG and world champion with France, with his exploits in those triumphs seeing him complete a meteoric rise to the very top of the game.The likes of Real Madrid are forever in the market for players with such ability and reputation, with the Galactico recruitment policy still very much in place under Florentino Perez.Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy have already been snapped up by the Blancos this summer, but there could be further spending to come.There were calls from supporters during Hazard’s official unveiling at the Santiago Bernabeu for an approach for Mbappe to be made.PSG, though, have no intention of parting with a prized asset that they have invested considerable funds and faith in.Al-Khelaifi told France Football when asked for an update on Mbappe’s future: “He wants to be more involved in our project, to grow with the team and the club. “But I explained to him that what he wants, he does not need to ask for. We must go and hit those targets and sometimes even tear them away. “We do not wait, we lead. As he is very intelligent, I am sure he understood.“Will he still be at PSG next year? I am not 100% sure but 200%! I will not let go of this player.”While the French champions are confident of keeping Mbappe on their books, it remains to be seen whether Neymar will be retained alongside him.He is another generating transfer talk in the summer window, with Real Madrid also said to be keen on the Brazil international.Al-Khelaifi has admitted that he will look to move on any player that does not buy into the PSG project, but they have Neymar tied to a long-term contract and have made no decision on his future as yet.last_img read more

Spurs star Winks won’t get complacent

first_imgTottenham midfielder Harry Winks is not getting complacent in his bid to become a regular Premier League starter in the 2019-20 season.The 23-year-old made 17 top-flight starts last term as he battled hip and groin injuries during somewhat of a stop-start campaign.But Winks’ quality was on full display in June’s Champions League final, impressing in an ultimately disappointing outing for Tottenham as Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Winks described his season as “probably my best” in Tottenham colours but knows the importance of keeping level-headed.“I had a relatively injury-free season last year until the end and I played a lot of matches, started a lot of matches and it was incredible, probably my best season so far at the club,” he told Tottenham’s official website.”I feel I’ve become an important player now and I couldn’t ask for more. Now I need to work as hard as I can to stay in there.”After a productive 2018/19, @HarryWinks wants to keep pushing on. #COYS ⚪️ #THFC— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 30, 2019″I feel I’ve become an important player now and I couldn’t ask for more.” After making his 100th appearance in a Tottenham shirt at the opening game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Winks knows of the hard work and determination that is required to continue playing week in, week out. Playing 41 times in all competitions last season, Winks built up a strong reputation in the side but he is aware that having one good season doesn’t merit a starting jersey. He added: “If you’d asked me three or four years ago if I wanted to be in this position now I would have snapped your hand off, but the most important thing now is not to get carried away, to work as hard as I can and try to stay in there and maintain that position because there are so many top players here.”Staying in is the hardest. It’s fantastic to get there but staying there is tough with so many top-quality players at the club, all wanting to start.”Tottenham have not made a signing since Lucas Moura in January 2018 but have been linked with moves for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and Leeds United winger Jack Clarke.The north London side open their 2019-2020 Premier League campaign at home to promoted Aston Villa before making the trip to champions Manchester City the following weekend.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Dabo Swinney Has Addressed The Cleveland Browns Job

first_imgDabo Swinney speaks on the sideline.ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Clemson football head coach Dabo Swinney was, somewhat surprisingly, named a potential candidate for the Cleveland Browns job, which opened up this week with Hue Jackson’s firing.Yahoo! Sports NFL insider Charles Robinson listed Swinney as one of three potential candidates for the job.“Listening to some people around the NFL who know Swinney, I’m convinced he will eventually take a shot at the next level of football. His backers in the league – some of whom suggested Monday the Browns would be wise to take a big swing for him – have thought about his candidacy down to a granular level. From the potential coaching support staff that Swinney could have lined up quickly, to executives who would be willing to work with him and Dorsey, to how his offense could be tailored to maximize Baker’s growth in the NFL. That’s a lot of thought on a guy who doesn’t instantly jump to the top of most Browns coaching lists,” he wrote.Swinney, though, doesn’t appear to be interested in the job.“Oh man, no. I’m happy right where I’m at,” Swinney told reporters after practice this week. “Y’all have been around here forever, and it’s November. It’s almost November. It’s November tomorrow. About every November there’s always some type of either I’m getting a job or somebody on my staff’s getting a job or whatever. And so that just kind of comes with the territory. Y’all know me. I’ve always said the same thing every year, any time it comes up. I don’t think you can ever say never. I mean are you never going to go work for USA Today? Are you never going to work for Sports Illustrated? You can’t say never.”Swinney was then asked if coaching in the NFL was something he might be interested in.“Who knows? I live in the now and I never say never to anything just because you have no idea,” Swinney said. “Who’s to say five years from now, these people may be ready for me to get on a boat on the moat and ride out of here. Who knows what the dynamic… Shoot, they may just do away with college football and I need somewhere to work. Who knows? All I can tell you is I love my job and I love Clemson. And y’all can look at my track record, I’ve only been at two places. I’ve never been a guy that’s really worried about the next job. I’ve just always tried to be great where I am.”“I know those questions… sometimes there’s been jobs that have been offered to me that nobody knows, and that’s great because that’s how I operate to this day. And that’s awesome. But then you get stuff like this where people will throw your name out for things. I get it’s fun to speculate and people don’t mean any ill will, but my complete focus is on Clemson, and I hope I’m here for a long, long, long, long, long time.“I think it’s cold in Cleveland too isn’t it? Like really cool. I hate the cold. Ironically I did go to Cleveland in May. It’s actually a pretty place. I had never been there. The facility is in a neighborhood. I had never been. It was actually cool. I went up to a Cavs game. We went up to the Cavs-Raptors. I’ve got some friends up there on that staff. We went up to the facility. It’s actually a really cool place. It was a neat city right there on Lake Eerie and all of that. It was neat to be able to see that. I’m sure they’ll do a great job in getting the right guy in there.”Swinney does have it pretty great with where he’s at right now, of course. Clemson is one of the top three programs in the country and the Tigers appear to be in line for another College Football Playoff appearance.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Former 4-Star Recruit Dismissed From Oklahoma Football Program

first_imgAn Oklahoma cheerleader running with an OU flag.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 10 : An Oklahoma Sooners RUF/NEK waves a flag after a touchdown against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks September 10, 2016 at Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Warhawks 59-17. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images) *** local caption ***A former top junior college recruit has been dismissed from the Oklahoma Sooners football program. According to a release from the school, offensive lineman Tramonda Moore has been released from the team for “violating team rules.”Moore joined the team in 2017 after spending time at the junior college level. The talented recruit was the No. 4 overall player in the 2018 junior college class and the No. 1 offensive tackle recruit according to 247Sports’ Composite rankings.Now the Oklahoma City native will look for another team.Junior offensive tackle Tramonda Moore has been dismissed from the OU program for violation of team rules. #Sooners. pic.twitter.com/bGANCRaaqD— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) November 14, 2018Moore was a part of the third season of popular Netflix show Last Chance U.last_img read more

Kirby Smart Updates Status Of Freshman Luke Ford

first_imgFans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Transfer rumors are swirling for a Georgia four-star freshman, though the Bulldogs claim he’ll soon be back with the team.This morning, it was reported that former All-American recruit Luke Ford was not with Georgia at the start of bowl practice.“Georgia freshman TE Luke Ford, who had one catch in 10 games this season, was back home in Illinois this weekend while the Bulldogs began bowl practice. Indications were he had decided to leave UGA, though no confirmation from Ford or the team yet, and minds can always change,” Seth Emerson tweeted.Georgia freshman TE Luke Ford, who had one catch in 10 games this season, was back home in Illinois this weekend while the Bulldogs began bowl practice. Indications were he had decided to leave UGA, though no confirmation from Ford or the team yet, and minds can always change.— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) December 17, 2018It’s unusual for a player to be away from the team in anticipation of a bowl game, though it appears that Ford will be back after Christmas.“I’ve received confirmation from a family source that Georgia freshman tight end Luke Ford is not with the team. He’s expected to return to Athens on Dec. 26,” another Georgia reporter tweeted.I’ve received confirmation from a family source that Georgia freshman tight end Luke Ford is not with the team. He’s expected to return to Athens on Dec. 26.— Brandon Sudge (@brandonsudge) December 17, 2018Georgia head coach Kirby Smart then said later this morning that Ford will return after Christmas.Tight end Luke Ford remains in Illinois, but will return to Athens after Christmas and be with the team for the bowl game, coach Kirby Smart said.— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) December 17, 2018Ford was the No. 1 tight end in the country coming out of high school.His departure would be a major loss for Georgia, though it appears that he’ll be back soon.last_img read more

Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening To Kill Tyler Trent’s Mother At His Funeral

first_imgTyler Trent asks Purdue football fans to do the "Kinnick Wave" during game against Iowa.According to multiple reports, a man in Florida has been arrested after allegedly making threats against the mother of Purdue superfan Tyler Trent, who passed away last week after a courageous battle with cancer. The man – John Matthew Pinkham – reportedly threatened to kill Trent’s mother at his upcoming funeral this week.According to IndyStar, Pinkham allegedly posted death threats on Facebook under a fake account. He was arrested in Deltona, Florida.Here’s more:Pinkham is accused of using an alias, Julie Homan, to make multiple posts. Volusia County investigators said the threats included:“Cant wait till I can choke the life out of you” … “funerals coming and I will appear like the reaper”“just wait until yall hear what I do at his funeral..i promise I will make headlines..i will kill his mother.. just watch I will be talked about forever..this is no idol threat.”Trent’s story was incredibly inspirational during this past college football season. The Purdue superfan correctly predicted the Boilermakers’ upset over Ohio State. He also inspired millions who are battling cancer themselves.The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office posted a mugshot of Pinkham.New mug shot after #deltona man booked into jail today by @VolusiaSheriff. John Pinkham accused of making threats to kill mother of Purdue Superfan & cancer activist @theTylerTrent who died last week. Pinkham allegedly used alias on @facebook threatening to kill mom at funeral. pic.twitter.com/6KfJ5Ykiun— claire metz (@clairemetzwesh) January 8, 2019It’s unclear if the man has any connection to the Trent family.Trent’s funeral is set for Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis. There will be a candlelight vigil on Wednesday at Purdue.last_img read more