9 months agoWagner back at Huddersfield yesterday for emotional farewell

first_imgWagner back at Huddersfield yesterday for emotional farewellby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid Wagner was back at Huddersfield Town yesterday to say his farewells to staff and players.The Daily Mail says Wagner said an emotional farewell to Huddersfield on Tuesday after returning to the club’s training ground.The German gave a speech to the squad then went round the entire staff to say goodbye.Wagner, who joined the club in November 2015, said in a statement: “I’m sad to be leaving, but I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved”.Mark Hudson will step up from his role coaching the Under-23 side to take charge of the first-team against Manchester City on Sunday, and chairman Dean Hoyle will appoint Wagner’s successor in the period afterwards with Huddersfield out of the FA Cup. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoSHOCKER! Real Madrid break unwanted record in Paris

first_imgSHOCKER! Real Madrid break unwanted record in Parisby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid broke an unwanted record for their 3-0 Champions League humbling at PSG last night.Real did not have one shot on target during the 90 minutes, something that has not happened for the past decade.They have played a total of 578 official matches in the last ten years and, in all of them, had at least once found a shot on target. Until last night.#OJOALDATO – El Real Madrid no ha realizado NI UN SOLO DISPARO A PUERTA en un partido oficial POR PRIMERA VEZ EN LA ÚLTIMA DÉCADA (estamos hablando de un intervalo de tiempo en el que el Madrid ha jugado 578 partidos oficiales).— MisterChip (Alexis) (@2010MisterChip) September 18, 2019 About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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20 days agoTottenham confirm Hugo Lloris injury

first_imgTottenham confirm Hugo Lloris injuryby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have confirmed goalkeeper Hugo Lloris suffered a dislocated elbow during their Premier League defeat to Brighton.The Spurs captain sustained the injury as he landed after dropping the ball on the goal line after only three minutes – a mistake that gave Brighton their first goal in a 3-0 win.A club statement said: “We can confirm that Hugo Lloris sustained a dislocated elbow during today’s match against Brighton.”Our club captain was stretchered off as a result of the injury and will now return to London this evening after being assessed at a local hospital.”Assessment will continue this coming week to ascertain the full extent of the injury and the length of time he will require to undergo rehabilitation.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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18 days agoVictor Valdes sacked as Barcelona Juvenil A coach

first_imgVictor Valdes sacked as Barcelona Juvenil A coachby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveVictor Valdes is out as Barcelona Juvenil A coach. The club announced the decision midday Monday. Franc Artiga, from Juvenil B, takes over the role.Valdes’s dismissal was a widely known ‘secret’ since Friday. The coach had an argument with Patrick Kluivert, the head of youth football and that meeting was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Valdes joined in mid July.Artiga has ample experience in La Masia and was already a candidate for the role last summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a day agoFreund: Why Liverpool boss Klopp world best

first_imgFreund: Why Liverpool boss Klopp world bestby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham midfielder Steffen Freund believes Lucien Favre is a good coach for Borussia Dortmund – but Jürgen Klopp’s emotional link with his players has no equal.Liverpool boss Klopp is the best football coach in the world because of the connection he establishes with players on an emotional level, according to Freund. “That is, of course, the wonderful thing when you compare the coaches: Lucien Favre and Jürgen Klopp,” Freund told Omnisport. “Favre is calm and well-balanced, with a good tactical instinct. But I would always prefer Jürgen Klopp, because he is the coach who can also reach players emotionally because he himself is like that, and because he knows that the day has come when he will sweep the players along with special moments, through his emotions. And that’s why Jürgen is the best in the world right now.”Freund thinks the “passion” Klopp has helped to instil within his Liverpool squad will serve them well in the title race – particularly when their form deserts them.”If you look at the Premier League so far, everything is playing for Liverpool,” said Freund. “Even their own games are won late. It’s not always good football, but they have played with a lot of passion. Jürgen Klopp also exemplifies this passion. “They also have the necessary luck at the moment, but because I also played in the Premier League for five years and I also worked there as an assistant coach [with Tottenham], there will come a phase where Liverpool will lose. It looks so safe and clear at the moment, but that’s not how they play. And then the question is how quickly they get back into the corner. Along with Manchester City, Liverpool are favourites for the title.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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UNC Drops Cool Hype Video Showing Off The Dean Dome Ahead Of Rivalry Game vs. Duke

first_imgClose-up view of the North Carolina basketball court.CHAPEL HILL, NC – FEBRUARY 17: Brice Johnson #11 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Dean Smith Center on February 17, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)On Wednesday night, North Carolina renews its classic rivalry with Duke. UNC is jockeying for position atop the ACC, and playing for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament, while Duke has snuck back into the Top 25 after a few down weeks. The Blue Devils are playing some pretty good ball, while UNC has one of the deepest rosters in the country this season.Ahead of the match-up, UNC released a pretty cool short hype video via Instagram. Tar Heel fans should enjoy it.Duke and UNC tip off from the Dean Dome at 9 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.last_img read more

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UNC’s Brice Johnson On Grayson Allen: “He Likes To Trip People”

first_imgBrice Johnson interview on Grayson Allen.Brice Johnson Grayson AllenIn anticipation of tonight’s NBA Draft, North Carolina forward Brice Johnson did a feature for The Player’s Tribune about his time playing for the Tar Heels.Johnson also took part in a quick version of the always-fun “First Thing That Pops” game, where you’re given a word or topic and asked to immediately say the first thing that pops into your mind. Johnson was asked about the NBA city he’s most excited to play in (New York), the player he most wants to play with (CP3) and other topics, but he saved the best for last when discussing UNC’s top rival.When given the word Duke, Johnson responds by saying how he gave them 19 and 21 in Cameron (it was actually 18), and referring to Blue Devil star Grayson Allen, Johnson said he “likes to trip people.”“I gave them 19 and 21, in Cameron.”@UNC_Basketball‘s @BJohnson_23 on DukeREAD: https://t.co/zf4g3t8sXyhttps://t.co/jy0jOMyGb3— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) June 23, 2016Johnson is of course referring to Allen’s controversial “trips” of players from Louisville and Florida State last season. Duke fans probably won’t enjoy hearing his interview.last_img read more

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Juve vs Sampdoria team news: CR7 returns to starting XI

first_imgJuventus are seeking to get back to winning ways on Saturday, when they host Sampdoria at the Allianz Stadium.It took a late goal from Cristiano Ronaldo to prevent them suffering a shock loss to Atalanta on Boxing Day, when they salvaged a 2-2 draw after being reduced to 10 men after 53 minutes when Rodrigo Bentancur was dismissed.That was just the second occasion they have spilt points this season and they will want to finish a successful 2018 on a high against a Sampdoria side in the equation for the top four. 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? Game Juventus vs Sampdoria Date Saturday, December 29 Time 11:30am GMT / 6:30am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on ESPN Deportes and streamed on ESPN Deportes+. US TV channel Online stream ESPN Deportes ESPN Deportes+ In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be streamed on Eleven Sports 1. UK TV channel Online stream N/A Eleven Sports 1 Squads & Team News Position Juventus players Goalkeepers Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Perin Defenders De Sciglio, Chiellini, Benatia, Bonucci, Cancelo, Rugani, Sandro, Barzagli Midfielders Pjanic, Matuidi, Can, Bentancur, Bernardeschi, Spinazzola, Khedira Forwards Ronaldo, Dybala, Costa, Cuadrado, Mandzukic Juventus starting XI: Szczesny; De Sciglio, Rugani, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Pjanic, Emre Can, Matuidi; Dybala, Mandzukic, Cristiano Ronaldo Position Sampdoria players Goalkeepers Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Perin Defenders De Sciglio, Chiellini, Benatia, Bonucci, Cancelo, Rugani, Sandro, Barzagli Midfielders Pjanic, Matuidi, Can, Bentancur, Bernardeschi, Spinazzola, Khedira Forwards Ronaldo, Dybala, Costa, Cuadrado, Mandzukic Sampdoria starting XI: Audero; Sala, Tonelli, Colley, Murru; Praet, Ekdal, Linetty; Ramirez; Quagliarella, CaprariBetting & Match Odds Juventus are priced as heavy favourites at 2/9 to win this clash at bet365. Sampdoria can be backed at 12/1, while a draw is on offer at 11/2.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Mario Mandzukic Juventus Roma Serie A 12222018Juventus showed a rare chink in their armour on Boxing Day as they were held to a 2-2 draw against Atalanta, yet that was only the second time in 18 Serie A fixtures this season that they had dropped points.It was a fixture that they started without Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting XI, but the Portuguese came on and dramatically turned the game just as it seemed that the 10-man Bianconeri might be slipping towards their first defeat of the domestic season.Controversy over match officials, which had been started by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis prior to the match, continued following that encounter, in which Rodrigo Bentancur had been dismissed for two yellow cards. “I’ll leave Banti, who refereed well, aside because it’s not elegant to make these allusions and declarations. I’ll never speak, we need to educate the fans,” Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri lamented. “I could make a scene but that would be wrong, in Italy anything and everything goes and we never learn.“I’m sorry for Italian football, there’s no desire to improve Italian football. There was a beautiful setting today, but we always need to talk about other things.“In my opinion there’s no desire to improve, I’m disappointed for the children and my children. We don’t want to improve this sport.”Sampdoria, meanwhile, are in good form after overcoming Chievo 2-0 on December 26, and coach Marco Giampaolo wants it to go on.“I told the squad that to achieve important things you need to be willing to sacrifice some things, and sacrifice isn’t limited to only two months,” he said after the weekend win, which extended their unbeaten run to seven games.“We need to work on ourselves and even renounce some things, but the reward for that sacrifice can be high.“I don’t look at the table, even if it gives us self confidence, we just need to think about playing our own games as well as possible because there are always three points available.”last_img read more

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Arsenal must snub James and go for Suarez – Lauren

first_imgArsenal must forget about signing the likes of James Rodriguez or Gelson Martins and make Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez their top priority in January, says former Gunners defender Lauren.Alongside Liverpool and Tottenham, Arsenal are the latest Premier League side to have been credited with an interest in the Colombia international, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid.AdChoices广告The 27-year-old is said to be one of Unai Emery’s side’s biggest targets for the current transfer window, but ex-right-back Lauren, who won two Premier League titles with the club, says they should look elsewhere to strengthen their midfield. 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? “I’m not sure that Arsenal should be seriously considering James Rodriguez, even on loan,” he told Bwin. “Rodriguez has got a lot of talent, but the warning signs are there that he hasn’t been able to settle at either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. He comes with a massive wage bill so Arsenal would have to make sure he was fully on board with the philosophy of the club.”Rodriguez has played in the big games for the big clubs so there’s no doubting his talent. If Emery can get the best out of him then he could make a real impact on whether Arsenal qualify for next season’s Champions League. It’s a roll of the dice.”Instead, Lauren believes they should go back to one of their earlier potential signings, urging them to snap up Denis Suarez as he continues to struggle for playing time in Spain.”Suarez should be Arsenal’s number one target this transfer window. He’s an excellent player and he’s having to fight with so many top players to get first-team football at Barcelona,” Lauren added. “Arsenal should look to sign him above the likes of Rodriguez, no doubt about it.”The north London club also have an interest in bringing in Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, as the ex-Atletico Madrid winger is said to want a move away from Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.According to Lauren, it would be a good idea to take him to the Emirates Stadium.”Carrasco is a very good player that could offer a real presence going forward for Arsenal,” he added. “He proved himself at Atletico Madrid and had a good World Cup. He’s got the ability to beat a player and has good feet.”If Carrasco seriously wants to come back to European football for the benefit of his career, I would imagine he would need to drop his wage demands and join Arsenal.”Carrasco is still young, but if he wants to challenge himself then he can’t afford to stay away from the top leagues for much longer. He won’t be testing himself in the same way in the Chinese League and it could affect his chances of reaching his potential.”The discussion around the Gunners is not entirely about potential signings, however, as they will lose midfielder Aaron Ramsey for free at the end of the season.The Wales international looks bound for a move to Juventus in the summer, though the Italian champions could pay to sign him in January.Either way, Lauren feels it is a blow to his former team.”Ramsey’s likely departure has perhaps been something the club could have sorted out earlier. He’s been outstanding for the club and a few long-term injuries stopped him from really fulfilling what he could have achieved for both himself and Arsenal. It’s a blow that he seems set to leave and he’s not going to be easy to replace.”Ramsey is one of Arsenal’s best players and should be playing up until the moment he leaves. Arsenal don’t have the luxury of being able to leave someone of Ramsey’s quality on the bench. They are in a battle to finish in the top four and the future of the club is more important that focusing on a player who looks set to be leaving.”Ramsey has given 100% every time he’s been on the pitch so there’s no need to drop him. If he was to drop in form or show any lack of professionalism then it’s a different story but looking at how well he played against Chelsea that certainly doesn’t seem to be the case.”Meanwhile, there is some uncertainty surrounding Mesut Ozil, who has been left out of the squad on occasion by new boss Emery, but it is up to the former Real Madrid star to prove his worth.”Ozil has to show Emery that he’s willing to fight for his place and get into the first team again,” Lauren said. “Emery is a fair manager and will only play players that are willing to put their all on to the pitch. For him to be out of the squad or on the bench, Emery perhaps has question marks over how Ozil can fit in a system that is demanding of its players.”last_img read more

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Peru vs Brazil team news: Firmino & Jesus start

first_imgBrazil will look to kick-start a stuttering Copa America campaign by beating Peru in their final group game on Saturday to win Group A and qualify for the knockout stages.The tournament hosts have been booed by their own supporters in both group games so far, despite collecting four points to sit top on goal difference ahead of Sunday’s opponents.The stadiums have also been far from full amid grumbles about ticket prices and a growing disconnect between the Selecao and their fans. 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? Things look much brighter for opponents Peru, who will look to capitalise on Brazil’s troubles and reach the knock out stages of the Copa America for the ninth successive tournament. Game Peru vs Brazil Date Saturday, June 22 Time 8:00pm BST / 3pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on Telemundo, ESPN+ and  live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Telemundo / Globo TV Internacional fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Premier Sports 1 and can be streamed via Premier Player HD. UK TV channel Online stream Premier Sports 1 Premier Player HD Squads & Team News Position Peru squad Goalkeepers Gallese, Alvarez, Caceda Defenders Corzo, Abram, Zambrano, Trauco, Araujo, Advíncula, Callens, Santamaria. Midfielders Carrillo, Cueva, Ballon, Farfan, Pretell, Gonzales, Tapia, Flores, Yotun. Forwards Ruidiaz, Polo, Guerrero. Defender Carlos Zambrano is on the bench after missing training with a muscle injury and being assessed ahead of kick-off.Peru starting XI:  Gallese, Advincula, Araujo, Abram, Trauco, Farfan, Yotun, Tapia, Guerrero, Cueva, Polo. Position Brazil squad Goalkeepers Alisson, Cassio, Ederson Defenders Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marquinhos, Filipe Luis, Alex Sandro, Dani Alves, Eder, Fagner Midfielders Casemiro, Arthur, Coutinho, Allan, Fernandinho, Paqueta, Willian Forwards Neres, Jesus, Everton, Firmino, Richarlison Brazil are without Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho who suffered a knee injury in the draw with Venezuela, meaning Arthur keeps his place in midfield. Tite has shuffled his forward pack, with Gabriel Jesus starting after being named on the bench for their first two matches.Brazil starting XI: Alisson; Daniel Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Filipe Luis; Arthur, Casemiro, Coutinho; Everton, Gabriel Jesus, Firmino.Betting & Match Odds Brazil are 1/3 favourites to win this match with  Bet365 . Peru can be backed at 8/1, while a draw is available at 15/4.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Tite Brazil Copa AmericaBrazil manager Tite says he understands the supporters’ frustrations at recent performances but insists their backing can help turn the team’s fortunes around.The Selecao were jeered during the goalless draw with Venezuela in Salvador on Tuesday, with two goals ruled out via VAR not helping the fans’ mood.There were audible boos in their opening game against Bolivia too, as the eight-time tournament winners struggled to break down Eduardo Villegas’ side.A second half double from Philippe Coutinho and a third from Everton eventually secured the three points, but the home crowd were far from satisfied at what they had just witnessed.”When we don’t get the result, of course it’s frustrating. And we feel that. It’s not the same thing playing here or elsewhere,” Tite said. “We are humans. You want to put on a show and score a bunch of goals, but you need to be able to handle these types of situations. Our job requires that.”Brazil now find themselves in a similar position to three years ago when they went into the final group game of the 2016 Copa America against Peru with four points from two games. They would go on to lose 1-0 and were eliminated from the tournament. Manager Dunga was sacked as a result and Tite appointed as his successor.The situation is not quite so critical on this occasion as the tournament’s format sees two of the best third-placed teams qualify for the knockout stages. However, Tite knows his side not only need to get a result but put on a positive performance if he is to win over a sceptical fan base.He has, though, called on the fans to get behind the side for fear another negative reception will prove detrimental to their performance.”I’m very proud of what I’ve accomplished here. If I get the support of the fans, I would like the same support for the young players,” he added.”It’s OK to have big expectations, but just give [the support]. I’m sure it will help the player a lot. If it helps me, imagine what it could do to a player.”Peru, meanwhile, will be wary of a Brazilian backlash but should go into the game full of confidence after a win and a draw from their first two games.Venezuela have to beat Bolivia in the other group game to have any chance of overhauling the top two. But even if that proves the case, Peru or Brazil are already likely to have gathered enough points to qualify in third.last_img read more

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