Month: October 2019

10 months agoAouar reveals he rejected Liverpool for Lyon

first_imgAouar reveals he rejected Liverpool for Lyonby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLyon midfielder Houssem Aouar has admitted that he turned down a move to Liverpool.The 20-year-old was linked with a move to the Reds two years ago.But he has claimed that he did not want to leave his boyhood club.”I opted for Lyon because it is the club of my heart and my aim was to succeed here, in my city,” he said to Planete Lyon about a possible Liverpool move in 2016.Aouar has impressed at the French giants, scoring six goals and providing an assist in 16 Ligue 1 starts.He can play in central midfield or on the left flank. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

12 days agoWenger has no regrets sacrificing personal success for Arsenal loyalty

first_imgWenger has no regrets sacrificing personal success for Arsenal loyaltyby Freddie Taylor12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsene Wenger says he sacrificed personal success to stay at Arsenal for 22 years.The Frenchman was in charge of the Gunners from 1996 to 2018, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup’s during that time.”No regret,” Wenger told beIN Sports. “Regret is that maybe I sacrificed a little bit the winning potential against the loyalty potential, or the desire to build up the club and the influence I had on the club to build up the club when we built the stadium, against the fact that I could have won more by going somewhere else and being less limited financially. “At the end of the day, I’m happy to do what I did, to have done what I did. I thought from a very young age I want to work the way I like to work.”Sometimes today I weigh up a little bit ‘have I done well or not?’ But I felt that I was in a club [Arsenal] where I met my needs the way I wanted to work. “Why change that and maybe be in a bit more glorious situation but less happy situation and less influenceable situation, where I had less influence on the club [Real Madrid]? ‘So I decided that I keep trying to experience my love story [at Arsenal].” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

3 days ago​Liverpool, Chelsea set to compete in revamped Club World Cup

first_img​Liverpool, Chelsea set to compete in revamped Club World Cupby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool and Chelsea will be involved in a revamped FIFA Club World Cup.The competition is heading to China starting in 2021 and will take the place of the Confederations Cup, per the New York Times.It also means the previous Club World Cup will not take place after the 2020 edition.There will be 24 teams participating in the tournament, with eight of them coming from Europe.Those places go to the teams that win the Champions League and Europa League over a four year period.It means that Liverpool and City would be among the competitors in the 2021 edition of the FIFA Club World Cup.Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid would also be involved for Europe. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

2 days ago​Rojo wants to prove himself at Man Utd this season

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Rojo wants to prove himself at Man Utd this seasonby Ansser Sadiq2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Marcos Rojo is determined to prove his worth at the club.The Argentine defender had chances to move on in the summer.But Rojo did not want to go away when he could compete for a first team position at United.He is over his injury problems and wants to show what he can do on a consistent basis.”I’m happy here. I want to play; I want to be a regular,” he told The Athletic. “My best position is a central defender, that’s where I want to play, but I’m happy to be used as a full-back too. I’m in very good condition this season. “The pre-season was right and I’ve not been able to say that in other years because I’ve had injuries.”I love it here. It’s tranquil. My daughters are fully adapted here. They speak perfect English, my family is happy here. “I can speak some English too. I’ve been here in the first team for longer than any other club in my career. I’m happy, I just want to play more.”It’s a big season for me – I want to play in the Copa America in my home country next year too.” last_img read more

2 days agoChelsea manager Lampard: Hudson-Odoi ready for Champions League

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard: Hudson-Odoi ready for Champions Leagueby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard says Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to translate his domestic form into the Champions League.The 18-year-old capped off a fine performance against Newcastle United by helping to set up Marcos Alonso’s winner.Asked if Hudson-Odoi was ready to face Ajax on Wednesday, Lampard said: “I think he is but so are other players and with that comes my problem of selection for games as I have a competitive squad. Some are fresh to the Champions League and some have been here before, but just isolating Callum, his performance against Newcastle was huge signs of what we want to see.”We know the talent is there and it is great his contract is signed now, and the problems he gave Newcastle were things I really want to see consistently from him, which are end product and delivery to the box, getting at people and running behind.” last_img read more

Vine: High Point’s John Brown Throws Down One Of The Most Impressive Alley-Oops Of The Season

first_imgHigh Point's John Brown finishes awesome alley-oop.VineMost of the focus on the college basketball world before March goes to powerhouse programs like Duke and Kentucky, but the mid and low-majors have some fantastic athletes as well. The High Point Panthers lead the Big South conference at 17-7, and a lot of the credit has to go to redshirt junior John Brown. Brown leads the team in both minutes (30.3 per game), scoring (18.2), and rebounding (5.8). Oh, and he has freakish athleticism. During a loss to Coastal Carolina on Friday night, Brown finished one of the most impressive alley-oops we’ve seen this season.We wouldn’t mind see Brown get a chance to recreate this on the big stage come March.[SB Nation]last_img read more

Photo: Ohio State Added Massive Video Board To Indoor Facility, Playing National Title Game On Repeat

first_imgOhio State Football indoor facility has big screen stream National Title game.Ohio State Football Big ScreenOhio State’s football facility, the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, has about everything you can imagine a football facility having. One thing it didn’t have, though, was a video screen resting on one of the walls on the indoor field. Now it does. The Buckeyes have added a big video board on the 50-yard line at Leo Yassenof Field at the WHAC. Unsurprisingly, it appears to be playing the national title game on repeat. Added a big screen video board in the indoor facility. Doing it up big – Buckeye style! pic.twitter.com/rtRKcr2Lxq— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) May 22, 2015LeBron James and Cardale Jones – the two kings of Ohio.last_img read more

Solskjaer must be happy with PSG collapse – Thiago Silva

first_imgThiago Silva believes Paris Saint-Germain offered Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer encouragement as they slipped up at Lyon.PSG had been unbeaten in their opening 20 Ligue 1 matches this season, but that run was ended on Sunday as Moussa Dembele and Nabil Fekir cancelled out Angel Di Maria’s opener.With a last-16 Champions League meeting against a rejuvenated United just over a week away, Silva was concerned by his side’s performance, although he expects to see an improved display at Old Trafford. 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? “Solskjaer must be happy with what he saw,” Silva said. “We started the game well, but then we lost our concentration and did not have a good first half.”For me, too, it was difficult. The second half was better but that was not enough. We missed a lot of things. We need to be more focused when we do not have the ball, for example.2015 – Paris have lost a Ligue 1 game after scoring the opening goal for the 1st time since January 2015 against Bastia (2-4). Shake. pic.twitter.com/5MqVYGL4UX— OptaJean (@OptaJean) February 3, 2019″But do not be worried about us. Next Tuesday, in Manchester, it will be another competition, another environment, another atmosphere. In the meantime, we have to work between us to show something else.”We will be facing a great team. Manchester United are on a run of nine wins in 10 games.”PSG’s hopes in the two-leg affair against United have been hit by injuries to Marco Verratti and Neymar, but new signing Leandro Paredes debuted at Lyon.United, who were held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley in their last match at Old Trafford, returned to winning ways with a 1-0 Premier League win at Leicester City on Sunday.last_img read more

Oregon Star RB Royce Freeman Announces Return For Senior Year

first_imgOregon's cheerleaders wave a flag ahead of the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: The Oregon Ducks marching band during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Royce Freeman will be back for the Oregon Ducks in 2017, and the chance to play for new head coach Willie Taggart is a major reason why.Freeman, who could very well become the program’s all-time leader in rushing yards and touchdowns with a big 2017 campaign, announced his return today through Oregon’s website.Royce Freeman4,146 career rushing yards.48 touchdowns.1 more season.#GoDucks pic.twitter.com/ajavKJj60H— GoDucks (@GoDucks) December 21, 2016In the release, he thanks former head coach Mark Helfrich and his staff, and cites the chance to play for Willie Taggart as one of the deciding factors in his decision to come back.“After consulting with my family and giving this considerable thought, I feel this is the best decision for me in regards to my future on and off the field,” Freeman said. “My education was one of the most important reasons I chose to come to Oregon and that priority hasn’t changed.“I wish to thank Coach (Mark) Helfrich and the entire coaching staff for the roles they have played in my success thus far. I am extremely grateful to Coach (Gary) Campbell for everything he has taught me and the influence he has had in my life over the last three years.“However, the prospect of playing for Coach (Willie) Taggart my final year here was certainly a factor in my return. His enthusiasm and vision for this program are contagious. I am excited to be coached by him and to enhance my development.”Looking at Taggart’s USF offense, and you can see why a top back would want the chance to play in it. This year, the Bulls’ quarterback-running back combination of Quinton Flowers and Marlon Mack combined for 2,562 yards and 30 touchdowns.Injuries limited Royce Freeman to 945 yards and nine touchdowns this past season, his lowest outputs of his career. As a freshman, Freeman rushed for 1,365 yards and 18 touchdowns, and followed that up with a sophomore campaign that saw him piled up 1,836 yards and 17 touchdowns. A return to form for Freeman would be a real boon to Taggart’s first Oregon season.[GoDucks.com]last_img read more

Mourinho appears to rule out Newcastle interest

first_imgJose Mourinho has appeared to quash any chance of him taking up the vacant Newcastle United job by saying he needs to be at a club that wants to win something.Newcastle have been thrown into disarray by the departure of much-loved manager Rafael Benitez with the likes of Mourinho, Mikel Arteta, Sean Dyche and Garry Monk linked with the job.Mourinho has been out of management since being sacked by Manchester United midway through last season, but it seems he is ready to step back into a role. 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? “The only thing that I know is what I don’t want,” Mourinho told  The Coaches’ Voice . “I am quite pathological in the sense of I have to play to win. “Then, if I don’t win, then that’s my problem and the players and the club and the structure but I need a project where the feeling is I play to win.“If somebody gives me a wonderful 10-year contract and the objective of the team is to stay in the first half of the table and, if you finish seventh, eighth or ninth, it’s perfect, then that’s not for me.“That’s my nature. My next [goal] is to fight to win.”Given owner Mike Ashley’s history of underinvestment at the club , it seems unlikely that Newcastle would suit Mourinho’s ambitious nature.Benitez’s grudging exit from St James’ Park was reportedly heavily influenced by Ashley’s inability to make assurances over spending in the transfer window, with his replacement likely having to operate on a restricted budget.The January signing of Miguel Almiron for a club-record £20 million ($25.3m) had some long-suffering fans allowing themselves to believe times were changing, but it seems like yet another false dawn for the club.Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed’s proposed takeover is still up in the air, but Benitez’s exit has led to speculation that Ashley has once again decided against selling up.Mourinho, meanwhile, has now been out of work for over six months, though he has recently suggested he may take his first steps into international management.Despite 25 major honours to his name, the 56-year-old is not the star name he once was following his mixed period in charge at Old Trafford. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more