About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle United face losing Ki Sung-Yeung for Asian Cupby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United face losing Ki Sung-Yeung for up to nine games.The South Korean international will be called up by his nation for the Asia Cup and Newcastle have to release himKi could play his last game for six weeks against Fulham next weekend, although negotiations are taking place to let him report for duty later.Ki said he was ready to retire from internationals in the summer but admitted: “I’ll go away for the Asian Cup.”
Azpilicueta: Pulisic deal a warning to Chelsea playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta says the deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic is a warning for the players.Azpilicueta has welcomed the USA international’s move to Stamford Bridge, but feels it also sends a message to the current group.He told the London Evening Standard: “Of course. Chelsea is a top club and the competition is very high.”Every moment we need to get results, we need to perform. That has been the case for a long time at Chelsea and will be the same now.”Obviously I am very happy that Chelsea have signed Pulisic. He is a talented young player and will come in the summer. “For the next six months he will be with Borussia, but I’m happy that we are getting young players. Hopefully he can be very good for us.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool fullback Clyne set for Bournemouth loanby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool right back Nathaniel Clyne is set to sign for Bournemouth on loan.The Englishman has recently come back from a long term injury.And he has played four Premier League games this season.But the Reds see the chance for the 27-year-old to get regular game time on loan at Bournemouth until the end of the season.The Cherries are without Simon Francis and Adam Smith – who are injured.It is unclear if Clyne will get a chance to battle for his place at Liverpool next term. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth plan Brooks contract talks as Man Utd, Spurs circleby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth are ready to hand summer signing David Brooks a new deal.The Sun says they will offer Welsh wonder Brooks a huge pay rise to keep Manchester United and Tottenham at bay.Cherries boss Eddie Howe wants to reward the exciting midfielder who has been a star since signing from Sheffield United in the summer.United are drooling over former Manchester City youth Brooks and planning a move for him either in the summer or sooner if an auction starts.The Old Trafford club have been doing their homework on the 21-year-old, who plays for former United legend Ryan Giggs at international level, and think he would fit in well.Spurs are also long-term admirers of Brooks.
Real Madrid legend Casillas names Oblak best in the worldby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid legend Iker Casillas has declared Jan Oblak as the best goalkeeper in the world.Casillas nominated Atletico Madrid’s No1 in a Twitter Q&A.He stated: “It’s the million dollar question. If I had to stay with one right now I would say it’s Oblak”.Asked about Joao Felix, Casillas also said of Atleti’s starlet: “He has a great future. He has talent. Of course, they will demand the maximum. The responsibility for the demand goes with the price paid for him. He has to know that he has reached a club that wants titles.”People can see him as the replacement for (Antoine) Griezmann.”And on his former Real coach Jose Mourinho, he added: “I have no problem with him. The situations we experienced were ours. We had good and less good moments.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ex-PSG keeper coach Dehon: I told Areola to quit for Real Madridby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer PSG goalkeeper coach Nicolas Dehon admits he encouraged Alphonse Areola to leave for Real Madrid.Dehon says Areola didn’t believe he had the confidence of management at PSG.He told the Courrier Picard: “Areola? I told him it would be hard for him because they would not trust him. “And they took (Keylor) Navas as number one, winner of three leagues of champions, and (Sergio) Rico in as No2. But I think he will eventually succeed.” On-loan for the season in Madrid, Areola made his debut last night for the 2-0 defeat of Osasuna.
OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns tells to the crowd to be quiet after the Browns scored a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 30, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)There are many who believe that Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, who transferred in from Texas Tech a year ago, is going to wind up starting over Trevor Knight this fall. Perhaps the Sooners should also be taking a look at what other positions Mayfield can play. Friday afternoon, Mayfield posted a video of himself making a ridiculous turn-around one-handed catch on his high school’s practice field.The pass came from former Lake Travis High School quarterback Dominic DeLira, who is signed with Iowa State ahead of the 2015 campaign.Mayfield could be poised for a big 2015 – maybe Oklahoma should figure out a way to work him into the scheme, regardless of whether he wins the starting job.
Twitter/@champton85ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has been all over Twitter this morning answering fan questions about the upcoming season. Like many others, Herbstreit is buying into the hype with Tennessee, and took the Vols to win the SEC East this season.As you’d expect, that ruffled the feathers of some Florida fans, one of whom responded with a graphic of Herbstreit taking Kentucky to beat Florida during College GameDay last season, a game that wound up being a 14-9 UF win. Herbie didn’t back down though, and took a pretty pointed swipe at UF fans’ sense of entitlement, and last year’s 41-7 bowl loss to Michigan.Like every year Tennessee is favorited and then we come in, and who are you kidding? You hate Florida anyway…https://t.co/DD3AJ59fIm— EverythingUF (@EverythingUF) May 21, 2016@EverythingUF @KirkHerbstreit I’m totally ok with being doubted. After all, he and his buddies predicted this… pic.twitter.com/npGCFlWhDW— ATL Gator (@champton85) May 21, 2016Some Gator fans think they’re entitled to the crown in the East. You watch UF in their bowl game? Got that one right https://t.co/B3CVxnJ5E5— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) May 21, 2016 Kirk should probably be the one tweeting the tea-drinking Kermit emojis after that response.
Angel Di Maria has jokingly referred to Lionel Messi as a “dwarf” and admits that, having had the chance to link up with Barcelona in the recent past, he’d only ever consider such a move to play alongside his Argentine team-mate.The Paris Saint-Germain star referred to Messi as Enano, which translates to dwarf in English, but the term is considered to be respectful when used by Messi’s peers about the 31-year-old.Indeed, the Barca sensation was called Enano by many of his La Masia team-mates as he came up through the ranks at the Catalan club, a nickname that has stuck and is frequently used by his closest team-mates and friends even now. 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? And Di Maria has discussed how he had the chance to join Barca in the past having spent four years with their Clasico rivals Real Madrid.In the end, nothing came of the interest from Catalunya and the Argentine remains at PSG but he admits that the only reason he would’ve joined the club is to be able to play alongside Messi.“I had the chance to go to Barcelona and it didn’t happen,” he told Ole .“The truth is that if I went, it was to be with him [Messi], to watch him every day, because when he gets the ball I’m a spectator.”Di Maria is still getting the chance to work with a five-time Ballon d’Or winner with Argentina, having made their 2019 Copa America squad, and is looking to make the most of every outing he gets.“Yes, I love to play with the Enano [dwarf], I love to see him in training too, the things he does,” added the PSG winger.“It’s something unique, impossible to explain.“The other day in the session, [Marcos] Acuna hit a cross that was impossible for anyone and he scored it with a scissor kick. There you say ‘that’s it, leave it, what can you do, it’s a goal, haha’. None of us could do it. For that, I’m here enjoying it.”Messi is back with the Albiceleste despite having faced criticism of his contribution at international level and taken a break on the back of the 2018 World Cup.“I see him happy, very happy, he gets along very well with the boys,” said Di Maria.The 31-year-old superstar is still chasing down a first senior honour with his country , having previously come unstuck in four major finals, and Di Maria believes Argentina are capable of ending that barren run on Brazilian soil this summer.He said: “The issue is that we are the Argentine national team and we have Messi. It’s hard not to be favourite. “But we already know that just because you are Argentina does not mean that you win. “Today everything is very even. If you do not give everything on the pitch, it’s difficult. In order to achieve this title, we will have to leave one hundred per cent or more out there.”Argentina are set to open their Copa America campaign against Colombia on Saturday .
Alabama football has had its Twitter account suspended for an unknown reason earlier today. It remains suspended, though no reason has been given.A program known for its intense discipline, did the Crimson Tide run afoul of social media policies? Twitter has been cracking down in recent weeks, attempting to get rid of fake accounts.However that likely isn’t the issue here.This is the second time this year that the Alabama football account has been suspended. In April, Alabama beat writer Aaron Suttles gave a potential reasoning for the suspension the first time around.Perhaps it holds true for this suspension as well.So @AlabamaFTBL Twitter account is currently suspended. This likely means one of its videos contained copyrighted music.— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) April 10, 2018Nick Saban probably isn’t happy with this, even if you know he doesn’t care much about social media. He probably just doesn’t want to be bothered.Twitter wants Bama pic.twitter.com/Y482rAMKvY— SB Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) July 19, 2018This isn’t the first time college football Twitter accounts have run afoul. National Signing Day in February usually brings with it suspensions for multiple football programs across the country.Our guess? The account will be back by the morning, if not sooner.