a month agoDanny Simpson training with Huddersfield

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Danny Simpson training with Huddersfieldby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePremier League title winner Danny Simpson is training with Huddersfield Town.The fullback is a free agent after his contract with Leicester expired at the end of last season.Simpson won the 2015/16 with the Foxes playing at right-back.He has also trained with West Bromwich Albion and been linked with Celtic. last_img

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a month agoAston Villa boss Dean Smith happy to stick with system

first_imgAston Villa boss Dean Smith happy to stick with systemby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa boss Dean Smith is happy to stick with his current system.Smith has continued to play a 4-1-4-1 formation in the Premier League, with stand-out stars Jack Grealish and John McGinn operating alongside each other with a midfield anchorman in behind them.”In midfield we’re playing a one and a two at the moment,” Smith told BirminghamLive. “With a one and a two you get two midfielders closer to Wesley [McGinn and Grealish]. If I played a two and a one [in a 4-2-3-1, for example] you get one less closer to him!”I’m quite happy with the system at the moment and, more importantly, the players are. The system’s worked well and we’ll continue with that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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25 days agoEverton, Wolves tracking Hamilton youngster Jamie Hamilton

first_imgEverton, Wolves tracking Hamilton youngster Jamie Hamiltonby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton are among English clubs tracking Hamilton youngster Jamie Hamilton.The Scottish Daily Mail says the Toffees could be eyeing a January move for the 17-year-old defender.Wolves, Norwich City, Southampton and Derby County are also tracking the teenager.The Blues do have links with the Scottish outfit already, with Everton youngster Korede Adedoyin currently on loan at Hamilton. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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20 days agoReal Madrid coach Zidane tells fans jeering affecting Lucas Vazquez

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Zidane tells fans jeering affecting Lucas Vazquezby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has told fans their jeering of Lucas Vazquez is affecting him.The midfielder was barracked during the 2-2 Champions League draw against Club Brugge.Speaking about Vazquez, the Real boss said: “If I was to say that the jeers don’t affect you I’d be lying. They affect you, but you’ve got to accept them. Lucas has also done some really good things and has received applause.”When things aren’t going so well for you, you’ve got to react and that’s what we want to see for the good of the team.” last_img read more

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15 days agoLiverpool midfielder Wijnaldum warns Holland facing Northern Ireland: I played for Newcastle

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Wijnaldum warns Holland facing Northern Ireland: I played for Newcastleby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum has warned Holland teammates not to underestimate Northern Ireland.The Oranje meet Northern Ireland tonight in their Euro qualifier.“That many of the Northern Irish play in the lower English divisions doesn’t tell me anything. As a team they give everything and since I play in England, I know that it will be a difficult international match anyway,” Wijnaldum told De Telegraaf.“I experience it every week and have seen the other side when I played at Newcastle United. “British teams naturally have the idea that there is always something to be gained – whoever they play against.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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8 days agoMatthaus urges Bayern Munich to blank ‘slow’ Eriksen

first_imgMatthaus urges Bayern Munich to blank ‘slow’ Eriksenby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGerman great Lothar Matthaus has urged former side Bayern Munich to forget about Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.Matthaus says he “is too slow” to succeed at Bayern. Eriksen has failed to agree to a new contract in north London and will be available to walk away from Tottenham for free next summer.”If he is not good enough for Tottenham, he is not good enough for Bayern,” Matthaus told Sport1. “Uli Hoeness has also said that Bayern do not need substitutes.”Eriksen is a fine technician, a typical No 10. But he’s too slow, and Niko Kovac likes fast players.”For me, Eriksen is not the kind of player who makes all the difference at the highest level, so concentrate on the transfer of Kai Havertz next summer, and you still have Philippe Coutinho, who plays well as a 10.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Rutgers Lands Commitment From Former Michigan WR Ahmir Mitchell

first_imgAhmir Mitchell, a former wide receiver at Michigan, is transferring to Rutgers.The former four-star recruit in the 2016 class announced his decision on Twitter.“I find it best for me along with my family to go back home,” the New Jersey native said.Thank you to all whom has been on my side since day one, much love❗️?⚔. https://t.co/Og0S59V9xq pic.twitter.com/d6YpdSBO0T— Ahmir_SoDevoted (@TheDeuce_2_Nice) September 2, 2016Here’s his full statement. Ahmir Mitchell/TwitterAhmir Mitchell/TwitterMitchell, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound wideout, was ranked the No. 9 ATH and No. 167 player in the 2016 class per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He originally committed to Michigan in August 2015.The four-star talent will have to sit out the 2016 season and potentially lose a season of eligibility, per Big Ten rules, but he’s expected to appeal that rule.Mitchell is reportedly still at Michigan and is expected to sign with Rutgers soon.last_img read more

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‘West Ham’s £24m signing Fornals is a striker’s dream’

first_imgNew West Ham signing Pablo Fornals will be a dream for the club’s strikers to link up with, according to the club’s former forward Dean Ashton.Fornals, 23, has Hammers fans excited for the new season after two impressive years with Villarreal which have seen him already make his debut for the Spain senior side.Ashton, who scored 19 goals for West Ham, thinks the hype is justified following the new man’s £24 million ($30m) move from Villarreal earlier this month. 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? “Fornals is a player that is going to excite West Ham fans,” Ashton told the club’s official website.“Nowadays I think a lot of teams are looking more at younger prospects that can improve – like Fornals – and he’s already shown with the Spain Under-21s, like with that winning goal he scored against Belgium, that he has real quality.“Maybe at times last season that was something the team was slightly lacking in midfield; that bit of creativity to break certain teams down, but he can add that for sure.“Fornals would absolutely be a striker’s dream to play with.”Fornals notched five goals and six assists in all competitions in his last season at Villarreal, playing a key role for the club in Europe as well as in La Liga.His creative spark and eye-catching dribbling have inevitably seen him draw comparisons with former team-mate Santi Cazorla, himself much loved in London after his time with Arsenal.With Cazorla back in Spain and David Silva confirming he will leave Manchester City at the end of this season, Fornals will be hoping he can take up the mantle left by the Premier League’s trailblazing Spanish playmakers.But, despite the excitement around his signing, Ashton does not think it will be easy for him to break into the first team with the likes of Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko providing competition for places in attacking midfield.“It’s going to be difficult for him to force his way straight in because of the quality that is already there,” he said.“We’ve seen in previous seasons though that injuries play their part.“Yarmolenko missing most of last season was a real blow and Lanzini only really got himself back and fully fit towards the end of the season.“I think Fornals will look at it, as every new signing should do, as a real opportunity to stake a claim early on.”Fornals whet the appetite for his first season in the Premier League with a goal in Spain Under-21s’ 5-0 win over Poland on Saturday night.He will be hoping to feature against France on Thursday, in the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship in Italy. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Solskjaer delighted to have captured ‘number one target’ Maguire

first_imgManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Harry Maguire was always his main target as he looks to rebuild the club after a disappointing 2018-19 season.Maguire left Leicester City for United in an £80 million ($97m) deal, a world-record fee for a defender. He had been the subject of constant transfer speculation, with Manchester City also reportedly interested in his signature, before making the move to Old Trafford on August 2.The lavish fee has inevitably drawn comparisons to Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, who was the world’s most expensive defender until Maguire came along. 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? Solskjaer resisted those comparisons, but said he was sure of the England international’s impact with the Red Devils.“I’m delighted we have got Harry in because he’s going to be great for this club,” the Norwegian told a press conference ahead of his team’s Premier League opener with Chelsea on Sunday.“He was always my number one target. I more or less made my mind up when we played Leicester that if it was possible to get him, we should at least try. He is so composed on the ball and he gives the team another dimension.“He has already shown what a presence he will be and what an impact he will have in the squad. Harry is a leader, an established international, a goal threat and a very, very good defender.  “I don’t want to compare us to Liverpool or Harry to Van Dijk, but I know Harry is going to have a massive impact on us, yes.”Maguire, 26, is the oldest player United have signed this summer, joining a pair of 21-year-olds, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, as new faces with the team.Solskjaer is committed to a youth movement and is expected to give several academy players a first-team chance this year.He knows that policy may not yield immediate results, but says it’s the best approach for the long-term health of the club.“You can call it a gamble. I am just staying true to what I believe in,” he added. “I believe in this way of managing a football club.“I am paid to manage for the club and it is not just about me getting results now to get my reputation. It is about the club going forward in the right direction.“For us, to give our kids the best chance, we decided this is the right way.”last_img read more

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NFL Star Has Deleted This Tweet About Alabama Football

first_imgalabama quarterback tua tagovailoa talks in the huddleMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide takes a knee to end the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)During the first half of the College Football Playoff national title game between Alabama and Clemson, the Tide’s offensive line looked to be dominating the action. That prompted star NFL running back LeSean McCoy to send out an interesting tweet about Alabama offensive line – in particular how he wants one of their linemen.McCoy tweeted out: “God I would love to get JUST one of those bama linemen,” followed by several praying and hands up emojis.Of course, the tweet immediately went viral after it looked like McCoy was calling out his own offensive linemen on the Bills.The internet doesn’t forget, and one Twitter account grabbed a screenshot of McCoy’s tweet.LeSean McCoy deleted the original tweet, but we grab screenshots around these parts. pic.twitter.com/pIguDZtn4u— Buffalo Rumblings (@BuffRumblings) January 8, 2019After McCoy’s tweet, Clemson took over the game and entered halftime with a 31-16 lead. It will be interesting to see how McCoy’s offensive line greets him when the team enters minicamp later this summer.Oh to be a fly on that wall.last_img read more

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