Month: October 2019

  • 10 months ago​Aston Villa near loan deal for Wolves defender Hause

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Aston Villa near loan deal for Wolves defender Hauseby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa are inching closer to a deal for Wolves defender Kortney Hause.The Wolves defender has only managed two games in the Carabao Cup this term.He has been absent from the Premier League entirely.And Sky Sports reports the 23-year-old is available this month, with Villa the team that has the most concrete interest.Their boss Dean Smith wants to add to his defense, as they chase promotion to the top flight. last_img read more

  • 7 days agoBent says Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi must go to Euros

    first_imgBent says Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi must go to Eurosby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England striker Darren Bent says Callum Hudson-Odoi must be included in Gareth Southgate’s Euro2020 squad.The 18-year-old scored twice for England U21s in the 5-1 win over Austria this week.And Bent wants to see the talented Chelsea winger called up to the senior team.He told TalkSPORT: “He wasn’t getting enough game time in the Premier League, even though he was outstanding in the Europa [League] last season.”If he’s fully fit, he’s got to be on that plane to the [European] Championships next summer because he’s got a large amount of time now to get back to full fitness.”He’s one of these rare players in this country we’ve got who can go past people at speed.”For me, once he’s back fully fit, that is going to be a big, big boost to Chelsea Football Club and England as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 7 days agoEx-Newcastle boss Benitez: Gerrard wanted Longstaff at Rangers

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Newcastle boss Benitez: Gerrard wanted Longstaff at Rangersby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has confirmed Rangers manager Steven Gerrard tried to sign Sean Longstaff.Benitez revealed he has kept in touch with his former Liverpool midfielder, who attempted to sign the talented midfielder.”We have kept in touch. Both of our lives are very busy and it isn’t about giving advice but we have had contact to talk football and to talk about players,” Benitez told The Athletic.”In fact, in the summer of last year, Stevie called me about Sean Longstaff.”Rangers were interested and he asked whether they could sign him on loan, but I told him “no” — he’d be staying at Newcastle United.”Some people have said, ‘Oh, Rafa was lucky because of Longstaff’ but we’d been watching him and we were happy with him, we played him in the first-team, supported him and gave him confidence.”Turning Rangers down is proof of what we thought of Sean.” last_img read more

  • 6 days agoChelsea boss Lampard: What I love about Barkley

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard: What I love about Barkleyby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard is delighted with the form of Ross Barkley.Barkley was a late substitute in England’s defeat in the Czech Republic but he returned to the starting 11 in style in Bulgaria when he scored two goals having set up the opener.”Ross played well,” praises Lampard. “I am loving his arrival into the box, that is what you always want when you are playing with midfielders with attacking qualities, for them to be in the six-yard box, not just to be in and around the area, and it is good for his confidence.”He knows that it is competitive here for a place in midfield. I am delighted to see players going away internationally and doing well, particularly if they have not been playing as much as they would like to here. It gives me a good problem and I am pleased for him.” last_img read more

  • Texas A&M Guard Danuel House Wants To Play Texas Next Season

    first_imgTexas A&M's Danuel House.Much to the chagrin of most fans, Texas and Texas A&M have not played each other in either football or men’s basketball since the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC back in 2012. But at least one members of A&M’s hoops team wants that to change in 2015. Junior guard Danuel House, who has one year of collegiate eligibility remaining, wants a shot at the Longhorns this upcoming season. He took to Twitter with his request Sunday morning, and even quoted a phrase from Texas A&M’s Aggie War Hymn about “sawing” varsity’s (Texas’) horns off.I want to play against UT this coming season. #Sawvarsityhornsoff #12thman #Gig3m #GBOD— Danuel23House (@Danuel23House) March 29, 2015It’s unlikely that the two schools find a way to make this happen voluntarily. There is, as always, a chance that they could meet in some sort of postseason contest, however.last_img read more

  • Nasri: I cried thinking my career was over

    first_imgSamir Nasri admits that he was in tears thinking his career was over when he was handed an 18-month ban, but is glad he has been given another chance to do “the best job in the world” as West Ham gear up to face his former side Arsenal.Nasri fell foul of football’s anti-doping regulations in 2016 after receiving an intravenous drip designed to ‘keep him hydrated and in top health during his busy soccer season with Sevilla’, but has since been handed a short-term contract with an ambitious Hammers side.A tough trip to the Emirates Stadium lies in wait for West Ham this weekend, a ground at which Nasri spent three years earlier in his career, and the two-time Premier League winner is determined to show his quality in what will be a “crazy” atmosphere. 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 a guy who, mentally, I’m really strong, but for maybe the first time in my life, I cried about my career because I thought it was over,” Nasri told West Ham’s official website.“I had some really tough moments when I was really down.“But now, coming back to the most competitive league in the world, with a team full of ambition with a manager that I know, and with a stadium like this… Man! It’s the best job in the world!“The competition, the dressing room, and to be back on the pitch, that’s what I was waiting for, for a whole year.Samir Nasri, West Ham“I’m looking forward to the next game, a derby against Arsenal so I’m sure the atmosphere will be even more crazy.”The Premier League is arguably at a level of quality never seen before, with new club owners and lucrative broadcasting rights seeing teams bringing in higher quality players from all over the world.A knock-on effect of that is increased competition for the top spots, but Nasri feels that he has joined a club with all the right ingredients to be one of the best in England.“You choose a club and a project because of the ambition, and I think that West Ham has everything to be one of the biggest clubs,” he said. “This team has a lot of quality which has the potential to finish high up the league.“Just look at some of the names the club has brought in. Felipe Anderson was the new wonderkid when he signed for Lazio, and two or three years ago they were talking about a move to Manchester United.“Jack Wilshere, I know him from when he first came in at Arsenal. He was a wonderkid and he is a special player.“[Andriy] Yarmolenko – same thing. Chicharito – same thing. This squad is full of talent and has the right ingredients for this team to go really high.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

  • FIFA 19 TOTW: Benzema, Di Maria and Semedo all in

    first_imgKarim Benzema is the headline name in this week’s FUT Team of the Week. The Frenchman has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent times and saw his efforts rewarded on Sunday as he helped his Real Madrid side to a 4-2 win away from home against Espanyol.Not only did he get the opening goal, he got Madrid’s third on the stroke of half-time, which proved to be the difference between the teams.Barcelona also have representation in the XI this week, with right-back Nelson Semedo recognised for his goalscoring exploits in the Catalan derby against Girona with a spot in the starting XI. 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? Completing a quartet of Primera Division players are Jose Maria Gimenez of Atletico Madrid and Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan.If three members of the defence hail from La Liga, the other is Montpellier veteran Hilton, who helped his side to a shutout at the weekend, while Walter Benitez of Nice completes the back five.Elsewhere in Ligue 1, Angel Di Maria makes an appearance, having scored a cheeky dink for Paris Saint-Germain against Rennes in a 4-1 victory on Sunday.Raphael Guerreiro of Borussia Dortmund is the sole player from the Bundesliga to make it into the starting XI, while there are three Serie A representatives in the form of Juventus’ Joao Cancelo, Atalanta’s Alejandro Gomez and Sampdoria forward Fabio Quagliarella.Among the most notable names on the bench are Armando Izzo of Torino, Oscar Wendt of Borussia Monchengladbach, Steven Berguis of Feyenoord and RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen.Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich is the highlight player among the reserves.See the full squad below…STARTING XIFifa TOWT 20GK – Walter Benitez – NiceCB – Hilton – MontpellierCB – Jose Maria Gimenez – Atletico MadridRB – Nelson Semedo – BarcelonaCM – Joan Jordan – EibarLM – Raphael Guerreiro – Borussia DortmundRM – Joan Cancelo – JuventusCAM – Alejandro Gomez – AtalantaLW – Angel Di Maria – Paris Saint-GermainST – Fabio Quagliarella – SampdoriaST – Karim Benzema – Real MadridBENCHGK – Nils Korber – VfL OsnabruckCB – Armando Izzo – TorinoLB – Oscar Wendt – Borussia MonchengladbachCAM – Carlos Eduardo – Al HilalRW – Steven Berghuis – FeyenoordST – Yussuf Poulsen – RB LeipzigRESERVESST – Alfredo Donnarumma – BresciaRB – Nejc Skubic – KonyasporRM – Angel Mena – LeonST – Chuba Akpom – PAOKCM – Mateusz Klich – Leeds UnitedST – Abderrazak Hamdallah – Al Nassrlast_img read more

  • ESPN’s College GameDay Announces Its Week 3 Destination

    first_imgESPN College GameDay logo.ESPN’s College GameDay is going to be in the state of Texas for two weeks in a row.College football’s favorite pregame show, which was in College Station this weekend for the Texas A&M-Clemson game, is heading to Fort Worth next Saturday.The show announced on Twitter this evening that it’s heading to TCU next Saturday for the Horned Frogs’ showdown against Ohio State.“You ready, Fort Worth?!”“The game is at AT&T Stadium, but GameDay will be on the TCU campus ahead of Ohio State-TCU!”You ready, Fort Worth?!The game is at AT&T Stadium, but GameDay will be on the TCU campus ahead of Ohio State-TCU!— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 9, 2018Ohio State’s game against TCU next Saturday will be the Buckeyes’ final one without Urban Meyer. He is now two games into his three-game suspension.OSU has played extremely well in Meyer’s absence. Specifically, the Buckeyes’ passing game – led by first-year starter Dwayne Haskins – has been spectacular.Ohio State and TCU are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.last_img read more

  • Vegas Computer Predicts This Top-15 Will Lose Saturday

    first_imgA general view of an empty Stanford Stadium.PALO ALTO, CA – OCTOBER 25: Stanford Stadium awaits the next game after the Stanford Cardinal defeated the Oregon State Beavers 38-14 on October 25, 2014 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Week 6 of the college football season doesn’t kick off for a few days, but that won’t stop us from looking ahead. There are a few major games, including the Red River Rivalry which pits Texas against Oklahoma.However, we’re here to focus on a Pac-12 contest between Stanford and Utah. Stanford comes into this game after getting walloped by Notre Dame in Week 5.Ahead of the game, a Vegas sportsbook’s computer predicted the outcome.OddsShark’s computer model suggests the Utes will pull off the upset. According to the OddsShark prediction, Utah will take down Stanford by a final score of 28.2-25.0.The Utes were dominated by Washington and then lost a road game to Washington State to push their losing streak to two. A trip to Stanford won’t help.Meanwhile, the Cardinal hope to bounce back from its first loss of the season. Both are looking to right the ship.Stay tuned.last_img read more

  • Start Time Updated For Michigan vs. Michigan State After Weather Delay

    first_imgA general view of the Michigan State football stadium.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 23: A general view of Spartan Stadium during the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan State Spartans on September 23, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan and Michigan State are currently in a weather delay as lighting remains in the East Lansing area. The two teams managed to get through most of the first quarter before the weather delay kicked in, but were forced to leave the field as lighting struck near the stadium.It was a defensive struggle through the first quarter of play. Michigan and Michigan State are currently tied at 0 – and that was with nice weather.FOX updated fans with a new start time. The Wolverines and Spartans are expected to see the field against at 1:52 p.m. ET.We’ll have to wait and see if that holds up. More lightning, rain, and possibly snow is in the forecast for the rest of the afternoon. During its broadcast, FOX announced hail is also in the forecast – so the delay could be more severe.Can the Spartans pull off the upset at home?Stay tuned for more updates as they roll in.last_img read more