Month: October 2019
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Napoli midfielder Allan a target for Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli midfielder Allan is a target for Manchester City.Calcio Napoli 24 reports City could be interested in a move for Napoli and Brazil midfielder Allan.He has previously been linked with Tottenham, but City boss Pep Guardiola is considering a move.The holding midfielder has been a mainstay in Napoli’s midfield over the past two seasons.And he could become available after Napoli’s failure to reach the Champions League final 16.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Matic exclaims Man Utd must accept nothing less than victoryby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNemanja Matic has said that his team are not accepting losses or draws as they look to get out from a sticky situationUnited are still down in the Premier League table, struggling in 6th place as they look to keep up with their rivals.But they have won two out of two games under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And Matic believes the players want to continue that winning run.He said to BBC Sport: “After Cardiff, we gained more confidence. It was important to win at our stadium, to bring a smile on the face of our supporters.”We made some mistakes. We need to see what we can do better. It’s a completely different atmosphere when you win games.”This club doesn’t accept drawing or losing a game. This is the way we have to try to win the next one.”
Mancini: Liverpool boss Klopp the best in the worldby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveItaly coach Roberto Mancini says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is the best in the world.Klopp was recognised as much with FIFA’s The Best award last night.Mancini told TMW: “I don’t think there should be any doubt that Klopp should be the coach of the year, with what he did and won.”To see Italians at The Best? They must do well in the Champions League. “Oh, and at the Euros…!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City seek talks with Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncuby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu is interesting Manchester City.Fotospor says City could turn to Soyuncu to help address their injury crisis at centre-back, in their bid to retain the Premier League title ahead of Liverpool.The centre-back has enjoyed a breakthrough season with Leicester after the Foxes lost Harry Maguire to Manchester United for a world-record fee of £80million.Brendan Rodgers opted not to sign a replacement and his faith in Soyuncu has paid off, with the defender amongst the best in the division this season.Now his performances have caught the eye of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.And City officials want to meet with Soyuncu’s agent.
Liverpool striker Mane named for Senegal friendly in Singaporeby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool attacker Sadio Mane will be with Senegal for their upcoming friendly against Brazil.The African side are facing off against the South American juggernaut next Thursday in Singapore.While it is not clear if Mane will start or come off the bench, he will be traveling to the game.Some Liverpool fans believe that Mane needs rest during the upcoming international break.But since he is named in the squad, it appears his national coach plans to use him as normal. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd winger James admits: Hatchet men getting me downby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDaniel James says his successful start at Manchester United is due to sticking to his natural game.James has impressed since his summer arrival from Swansea City.He told manutd.com: ““I think you have to. Most people told me when I signed here: ‘Just be yourself, otherwise there’s no point. You’re here for a reason’. So I wouldn’t change the way I played. I think me being the player who, every time I get the ball, I’m driving; that’s my game and is something I won’t stop.”When you are going into the game, and that one-v-one battle [with the full-back], you’ve got to believe you’re going to win it. You could lose a ball nine times out of 10 but it’s important to get the ball again and be confident to be able to go on because, that one opportunity where you do get past them, you could score a goal or make an assist. So I think, over time, I’ve learned.“Sometimes, I’ve been a bit down, do you know what I mean, when they tackle me four out of five times. But I’ve been told by a lot of people to just keep going, so that is what I will always do, no matter what happens in the game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Fabinho: Jardim so important for meby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Fabinho has paid tribute to his former AS Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim.Fabinho , 25, left Monaco for Liverpool in the summer of 2018 and today the midfielder is considered one of the world’s foremost in his position.He told the Liverpool Echo: “After five seasons in Monaco, I knew it was the right time to leave for another step in my career. I wanted to sign up for a big club. I did not hesitate to come to Liverpool, and as soon as the transfer window opened, the deal became official. “It’s really a huge club, one of the biggest in the world. The club has great ambitions and that’s what I wanted with my career, so I’m very happy to be here.”My time in Monaco was very good and I think I developed all the time. I stayed for five years and work with Leonardo Jardim for four. He was a coach who developed me. It was he who made me take a big step and change position (from the right back). We always talked about it when I liked that position and he liked to see me in it.”
Sheffield Utd boss Wilder ‘not surprised’ by Henderson ‘world best’ claimsby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United boss Chris Wilder has no problem with Dean Henderson’s outspoken ways.The on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper has claimed that he can become the world’s best.“He’s a confident boy, he backs himself to do well,” he said.“I’m not surprised he’s saying these words. If they came from someone else, I might have a different view, but knowing what the boy is about, I smile. I love it, I love his positivity.“I love his reaction as shown against Watford and the way he will work and work to be the best he can.“If he works as hard as he can, then you never know where that can take you.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Hide your recruits, college football programs. Ed Orgeron is coming. The 53-year-old coach, whose career up to this point has included stops at USC, Tennessee and Ole Miss, among others, has been hired to coach LSU’s defensive line. He’s known for his defensive coaching ability and will surely help the Tigers’ defense stay at an elite level. Orgeron’s biggest impact with the Les Miles’ program might come on the recruiting trail, though. The charming southern gentleman is one of the country’s best salesmen and he’s hungry to make a sale (or 10). Orgeron: “I don’t care if they’re committed to another school, we’re going to get them.” pic.twitter.com/jOSVQy9hUw— Ross Dellenger (@DellengerAdv) January 14, 2015LSU currently has the No. 13 class in the country for 2015, per 247 Sports Team Rankings. Expect the Tigers’ ranking to rise in the coming months with Orgeron on the job.
Mauricio Pochettino “has no reason to leave” Tottenham, says Teddy Sheringham, with there no longer a lack of ambition in north London which makes Manchester United an intriguing alternative.The former Spurs striker made his own switch between two Premier League rivals in his playing days, going on to form part of the Red Devils’ 1999 Treble-winning squad.A similar move is now being mooted for a highly-rated coach, with United yet to make a decision on who will be appointed as the permanent successor to Jose Mourinho. 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? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is staking a serious claim to staying on past the end of his interim spell, while the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte have been billed as other options.Sheringham sees no cause for Pochettino to consider filling the hot-seat at Old Trafford, with there still plenty for him to achieve with a Tottenham side that he has helped to turn into serious contenders for major honours.The ex-England international told the Daily Mail: “I left Tottenham to join Manchester United in 1997 for one reason — ambition. The club was settling for mediocrity at the time and I did not like it. It was as simple as that.“Now Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with United — but he has no reason to leave. He is at an ambitious club now, a club that is going places.“Tottenham are on the up, on and off the field. They have a tremendous team and in Harry Kane they have one of the best strikers in the world. The club have Kane and Kane has Pochettino.“Why would either want to leave? Or need to leave? They are doing well in the league, they will soon move into a fantastic new stadium and the team is getting better and better under Pochettino. It is a completely different set-up to the one I left.“Yes, you could argue that United are the biggest club in the world and if Pochettino is only interested in money then obviously United might appeal, but I don’t think it is about money with him.“He is ambitious, he is developing a great team and he is not afraid to bring in young players. He has a great eye for a player.“He has proved to be a fantastic manager and, with the new stadium coming, why would he want to leave everything he has built?“He has put together what is becoming a great team with a lot of very good players in his squad. They are playing his way and they are getting better.“There is no reason to think he will be better off anywhere else. The Tottenham I left is a long way from where the club is now. I am sure he will stay.”Pochettino committed to a new five-year contract with Spurs in May 2018.That deal is set to take him through to 2023 and he has offered no indication that he is looking for a way out, despite regular links to the likes of United and La Liga giants Real Madrid. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.