10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola: Solskjaer appointment similar to me

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: Solskjaer appointment similar to meby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola feels Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment at Manchester United can be a positive.Guardiola likened Solskjaer’s appointment at Manchester United to his first major job in management at Barcelona in 2008.”When a young manager like Solskjaer has this chance it’s because the club decided he could do it,” he said.”I was quite similar, quite young and we try to do our best. You can’t compare players to being managers.”The fact that I was there since I was 13, you know the club for sure. Knowing the people and how it works is important. Being there in the past is a positive.” last_img read more

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10 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson assures Man City: Liverpool will get beaten

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson assures Man City: Liverpool will get beatenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says victory at Manchester City won’t hurt thei title chances.The result has delivered Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool with a golden opportunity to leave the champions trailing when the top two meet back at the Etihad Stadium on January 3.“I don’t think Pep [Guardiola] will be concerned about it,” said Hodgson, himself a former Liverpool manager.“There are still 20 games to play and no matter how Liverpool play they will come against a game like this. “Someone, somewhere will beat them against the odds.” last_img

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10 months agoDiop backing West Ham to deal in Nasri

first_imgDiop backing West Ham to deal in Nasriby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham defender Issa Diop is backing Samir Nasri to sign.The former Arsenal midfielder, a free agent, has been training with the Hammers for the past two months.West Ham have now offered Nasri a contract and Diop told RMC: “He has been training with us for a while. “He’s fine, he’s very fit. He is very good at training. He demonstrates all his technical quality. He is a great player. “Will Nasri join West Ham? I hope. If he signs, he will do us a lot of good.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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10 months ago​Howe refuses to rule out more Bournemouth signings

first_img​Howe refuses to rule out more Bournemouth signingsby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEddie Howe has not ruled out dipping into the transfer market again.The Cherries have signed Dominic Solanke on a permanent deal from Liverpool, while Nathaniel Clyne arrived on loan from the same club.But Howe feels there is more that could be done before the window shuts at the end of the month.Bournemouth are hoping their new signings can help them push up the table, where they are currently in 12th position. But they are only two points off 8th spot.The Cherries boss said to the Daily Echo on transfers: “It’s difficult to say with clarity yes or no. We are still looking at different areas.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month ago​Man Utd could take pay cut from Adidas over Champions League no-show

first_img​Man Utd could take pay cut from Adidas over Champions League no-showby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United stand to lose out on significant sponsorship revenue from Adidas should they fail to qualify for the Uefa Champions League this season, claims the Manchester Evening News (MEN), reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.According to the Manchester daily, there is a clause in Adidas’ contract with United that states that if the club fail to secure a place in European club soccer’s elite tournament for two consecutive seasons the sportswear brand reduces its payment by 30 per cent.United’s deal with Adidas was signed back in 2015 and brings in UK£75 million (US$91.9 million) per season. A 30 per cent reduction on that figure would be UK£55.2 million (US$68.4 million). Whilst still a substantial amount, that would drop the club behind Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea in terms of annual revenue from their kit deal.The contract with Adidas is one of the club’s main sources of revenue alongside their principal partnership with Chevrolet, worth UK£64 million (US$80 million) per season, and their sleeve sponsorship with Kohler, which club sources claim is worth UK£20 million (US$27.5 million) per season. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoMan Utd keeper De Gea: Fornals a quality player

first_imgMan Utd keeper De Gea: Fornals a quality playerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea full of praise for West Ham midfielder Pablo Fornals.The 27-year-old is determined to record another shutout and one of the players he may have to stop is Fornals, his international team-mate with Spain who joined West Ham in the summer.“I know him from the national team, we’ve been called up together in the same squad once or twice,” De Gea told manutd.com. “He’s a quality player and I think he can contribute very well for West Ham. He really showed what he could do at Villarreal and he has a lot of talent and he’s a top player.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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11 days agoWorried Barcelona eager to up Ansu Fati buyout clause

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Worried Barcelona eager to up Ansu Fati buyout clauseby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are eager to secure Ansu Fati to a new contract.While the 16 year-old sensation only penned pro terms last summer to 2023, there is a fear he could yet be tempted away.Fati’s current deal carries an ‘affordable’ buyout clause of €100m – so leaving Barca vulnerable to any hostile raid from a fellow European giant.As such, reports Mundo Deportivo, Barca want to reward the teen for his first team breakthrough with a pay-rise – and to also double his buyout clause to €200m.The new deals of fellow Barca youngsters Oriol Busquets and Juan Miranda boast the same buyout option. last_img read more

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Ohio State Fan Gets “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South” Tattoo

first_imgezekiel elliott runs the ball during the sugar bowl win over alabamaNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State and Alabama met in the Sugar Bowl this past January, and, as we all know, the Buckeyes emerged victorious behind a 230-yard rushing performance from running back Ezekiel Elliott. One OSU fan has decided to ink herself in honor of Zeke’s big day.The Ohio State fan, Veronica Chapa, went a bit of a different route, though. Chapa got a tattoo that mimics a tee shirt that Eleven Warriors sold in the aftermath of the contest. It’s titled “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South.” It honor’s Elliott’s 85-yard run that gave Ohio State a 42-28 lead late in the fourth quarter.Tattoo perfect, still number 1!!#GoBucks #BuckeyeForLife #BuckeyeNation #Buckeyes #Zone6 pic.twitter.com/CWDWiXwdUY— Veronica Chapa (@veronicalchapa) October 22, 2015The wait is over. Get your “85 Yards Through the Heart of the South” tee now. http://t.co/igvja54KZd pic.twitter.com/GmRzIuHhOE— Eleven Warriors (@11W) February 20, 2015Ohio State fans – what do you think?last_img read more

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Neymar Champions League ban appeal rejected

first_imgNeymar’s appeal against his three-match European ban has been rejected by UEFA.The Brazil forward was sanctioned for insulting match officials following Paris Saint-Germain’s dramatic Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester United in March.United progressed on the away goals rule after a VAR review saw Presnel Kimpembe penalised for handball in stoppage time at the Parc des Princes, with Marcus Rashford dispatching the resulting 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? A statement from UEFA confirming the news read: “The appeal lodged by Paris Saint-Germain is rejected. Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of 25 April is confirmed.”The CEDB had decided to suspend the Paris Saint-Germain player Neymar Junior for three (3) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible, for insulting match officials.”The punishment means Neymar will miss the first three group matches of the 2019-20 Champions League.Whether those are games he takes in as a PSG player is a moot point, given the 27-year-old has been linked with what would be a sensational return to Barcelona.As reported by Goal, Barca have laid out exactly what the former Santos star needs to do to help seal a return to Camp Nou, including lowering his wage demands and settling various legal wrangles between both parties.There is, however, also interest from Real Madrid, with president Florentino Perez having been a long-time admirer of the Brazilian having previously tried to sign him for Los Blancos.Spanish daily newspaper Mundo Deportivo went as far as saying that Neymar has already messaged the club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to inform him that he wants to leave the Ligue 1 champions.The PSG chief’s comments warning his star names that he will not accept “celebrity behaviour” could be construed as being directed at Neymar, while he also insisted that he didn’t force the player to sign for the Parisians in the first place.The 27-year-old had been hoping to feature for Brazil at Copa America although he is missing from the tournament in his homeland after suffering ankle ligament damage.Without him, Tite’s side had got off to a positive start, beating Bolivia 3-0 in their opening game courtesy of two goals from Philippe Coutinho and one from Gremio forward Everton.Boos and whistles would greet the full-time whistle in their second match in the group phase, however, as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Venezuela.Their final group match is against Peru on June 22.last_img read more

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College Football Team’s Awesome New Helmets Are Going Viral

first_imgHawaii football celebrates interception at Michigan.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 03: Damien Packer #21 of the Hawaii Warriors celebrates a first quarter interception with teammates while playing the Michigan Wolverines on September 3, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Hawaii football is the reason that we get these four “Week 0” football games. Teams that face Hawaii can schedule 13 regular season games, and get the option of playing ahead of the first full week of college football games.The Rainbow Warriors are doing just that this week, playing on the road at Mountain West foe Colorado State.Hawaii broke out some awesome new helmets for the occasion. They’re celebrating the islands while on the mainland.Popular Hawaiian broadcaster Robert Kekaula gave a sneak peak of the slick new lids before the game.Here are the Hawaii football helmets that the Rainbow Warriors are currently sporting.Someone please show me a better looking helmet than this.#NoCan pic.twitter.com/Rok51i5U1K— Robert Kekaula (@RKekaula) August 25, 2018The helmets have the islands on one side and the school’s ‘H’ logo on the other. Its an appropriate tribute, as Hawaii prepares for Hurricane Lane.Hawaii entered the game as a pretty big underdog. However, they got on the board first against the Rams.On the first drive of the game, Hawaii went down the field 75 yards in 10 plays. On fourth and goal from the four yard line, head coach Nick Rolovich made the gutsy call to go for it.Cole McDonald hit John Ursua in traffic for the score.Something everyone has missed saying…TOUCHDOWN! pic.twitter.com/2z1UUngDfA— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 25, 2018Colorado State answered on the ensuing drive. K.J. Carta-Samuels found Olabisi Johnson for a 10 yard touchdown pass to cap a 14-play, 85 yard drive.Go up and get it!Olabisi Johnson’s first TD of the year ties it up for @CSUFootball. pic.twitter.com/0gGTdM0hKI— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) August 26, 2018It has been all-offense in the first FBS vs. FBS game of the college football season. Tune into CBS Sports Network for a fun one.last_img read more

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