10 months agoMan Utd defender Marcos Rojo: I do have white line fever

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo: I do have white line feverby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Marcos Rojo says he enjoys the physical style of the Premier League.Rojo has become popular among supports for his robust style of defending.He told manutd.com: “That’s the way I play my football. That is me on the field. If you see me off the field, I’m the most laid back guy – laughing, joking all day and having fun but, as soon as I cross that white line and go on to the field, I don’t know what happens! “I’m a different person. Something happens inside me and I change. If the ball is there to be won, I go for it and give it everything I’ve got. Individual battles, individual duels, I am always up for them.” last_img read more

Allegri hails ‘extraordinary’ Mandzukic

first_imgJuventus coach Massimiliano Allegri labelled Mario Mandzukic “extraordinary” after the forward struck again against Roma on Saturday. Mandzukic’s first-half goal was enough for Juve to claim a 1-0 win, marking their 16th victory in 17 Serie A games. The Croatian has now scored in his last three home games for Juve, and in total has netted six goals in front of the Bianconeri faithful in 2018-19 – both personal season bests.  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? He also broke his duck against Roma, against whom he had never previously scored in the teams’ Serie A bouts. The Croatian is already up to eight league goals for Juve this season – bettering his previous two campaigns – and Allegri hailed the forward.  “Mario is a key player. His combination of technical and physical attributes make him an extraordinary player,” he said. Allegri also praised Paulo Dybala after Juve retained an eight-point lead atop the table. “Paulo fared well too. He allowed us to bring the ball out of our half,” he said.How did you celebrate this moment from @MarioMandzukic9 ? #JuveRoma #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/QdEqdHOq11 — JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) December 22, 2018 The result put further pressure on Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco, whose team slipped to 10th in the table. Di Francesco was pleased with the way his team finished the game, although he rued their first half. “In the first 45 minutes we saw the same fear and insecurity of recent games, but after the break we overcame that,” he said. “We battled with determination and used the ball a lot better.” The result keeps the Juve eight points clear of Napoli, who beat SPAL 1-0, at the top, while Roma languish in 10th place. And the win saw Juventus set a couple of records along the way, including matching the best start for any team in the top five European leagues.  They’ll have a chance to improve that record before the close of the year with two matches still on tap.  They’ll play Atalanta on Boxing Day before closing out their 2018 schedule with a clash against Sampdoria on Decemeber 29.last_img read more

Report: Mariners 1 Jets 2

first_imgRonald Vargas’ 82nd-minute winner saw Newcastle Jets pile more misery on Central Coast Mariners with a 2-1 derby victory on Sunday.Struggling at the bottom of the table after collecting just two points from their previous eight A-League games of the season, the Mariners took a first-half lead through Matt Simon.But Jason Hoffman headed in a 66th-minute equaliser for the Jets, who handed the Mariners a seventh straight loss when Vargas struck. 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? Newcastle welcomed Roy O’Donovan back from a 10-match ban, but the forward struggled to have much of an impact on his return.Mariners midfielder Michael McGlinchey and Jets star Dimitri Petratos were denied from decent positions with free-kicks before Jair blazed over from inside the area for Newcastle in the first half.Central Coast opened the scoring nine minutes before half-time through Simon.Matt Millar did well down the right before clipping a cross to the back post, where Simon headed in.Advantage @CCMariners in the #F3Derby!Matt Simon nods home after Matt Millar’s bullocking run. #ALeague@FOXFOOTBALL #WhereHeroesAreMade pic.twitter.com/9NVha4zz3b— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) December 23, 2018The game started to develop a derby feel as the half wore on before Connor Pain squandered a great chance for the Mariners in a one-on-one after the break.That miss would prove costly as the Jets equalised in the 66th minute, Hoffman rising highest to head in a Jair corner.Hoffy draws us level! #F3Derby #MadeOfNewcastle @FOXFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/mH7FM4JcMF— NEWCASTLE JETS FC  (@NewcastleJetsFC) December 23, 2018Newcastle had an 80th-minute effort ruled out for offside before Vargas delivered the winner, the attacker finishing clinically after a beautiful pass from Kaine Sheppard.last_img read more

‘Pogba hasn’t won a war, he’s not bigger than Man Utd’

first_imgPaul Pogba has not “won a war” against Manchester United, according to Peter Schmeichel, who believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can help the France star reach his potential.Solskjaer’s temporary tenure at United got off to a flying start on Saturday, as the Red Devils hammered his former club Cardiff City 5-1.Pogba, left out against Liverpool as Jose Mourinho’s spell ended with a 3-1 defeat at Anfield, returned to the side for Solskjaer’s maiden game, and took a starring role with two assists. 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? Mourinho’s well-publicised issues with the midfielder added to the troubles at Old Trafford, but Schmeichel insists that the club must not allow Pogba to believe that he is bigger than the club.”Mourinho did put himself in the limelight, not in the correct way or the way that you want the United manager to be,” Schmeichel told BBC Radio 5 Live . “There were stories about the manager being at war with certain players. That’s happened many times, but the club has always been able to deal with that in the dressing room.”I want to see Pogba being a United player as good as everything else he does in life.”He’s absolutely brilliant on social media, and he’s projecting himself to be this incredibly important player.”We’ve seen it at Juventus, we’ve seen it with France, we haven’t seen it with Manchester United and what’s really important here is that no player, regardless of how much money they make, how much they’ve been bought for, has ever been bigger than the club or the manager.”This has been now portrayed like Pogba has won a war, this doesn’t work for me, that cannot happen for United.”It’s now really important that the club deal with this situation. Pogba, or any other player, cannot be bigger than the club.”Morning, Reds #MUFC pic.twitter.com/taTCUVKt0Q — Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 23, 2018 And Schmeichel believes that his former team-mate Solskjaer can use his experience as United’s reserve team coach to aid Pogba’s development.”Ole is definitely a different personality and a different direction,” Schmeichel added.”He’s stuck to the tradition and the history of the club, and respected it all the way, and had a great run as reserve coach for the club, and this is significant, because he was dealing with players like Pogba and Jesse Lingard, and these players that seem to be the players that Mourinho had problems with.”I think this is key, and the brief that Ole has got is to tame that situation, make someone like Pogba play to the potential that we know already that he has got.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Sissoko: I knew I could succeed at Tottenham

first_imgTottenham’s Moussa Sissoko has claimed he never considered leaving the club, despite struggling to make an impact during his first two seasons.Sissoko joined Tottenham on deadline day in August 2016, having been on the verge of a move to Everton before Spurs secured his signing from Newcastle United for a reported £30 million ($38m).The midfielder initially failed to cement a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s side and was often criticised by Tottenham’s fans following the big-money move, but he has become a first-team regular this term. 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? Sissoko has revealed that, despite his struggles, he never considered pushing for a move away from Tottenham.”The best thing I have done is to be strong mentally.” he told the Guardian. “I never give up. In life, you never have to go with your head down. You have to look forward, try to improve, keep fighting and one day things will change.”I never wanted to leave Spurs. I knew that I could have success here.”I don’t know if the criticism was unfair. Football is like that. It’s why I wasn’t upset by it. I was upset because I wasn’t doing what I wanted to be doing. “I had to keep working and I believe I can do better than what I am doing now.”This one is for our fansLet’s go to the semi finals ! #COYS #MS17 #CarabaoCup pic.twitter.com/f1JfMj1ehb— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) December 19, 2018Sissoko signed for Tottenham on the back of an impressive string of performances in France’s run to the final of Euro 2016, but the 29-year-old missed out on Didier Deschamps’ squad for Les Bleus’ triumphant World Cup 2018 campaign.”I won’t lie and say it wasn’t painful not to be part of the squad,” Sissoko said. “So it was extra motivation to perform and show I could be in the squad. I played a lot of games with them and then not to be in the World Cup – it was painful.”But it’s like that. I’m not regretting. It’s gone. You have to accept the manager has made his choice, and I was very happy when they won.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Kane & Son shine as Spurs hit Everton for six

first_imgTottenham produced a devastating display of attacking football as Son Heung-min and Harry Kane inspired the 6-2 hammering of Everton in a Premier League Christmas cracker, moving Spurs to within two points of Manchester City.The past week had been dominated by speculation linking Mauricio Pochettino with the Manchester United manager’s job, and Spurs’ attack-minded showing at Goodison Park showed exactly why the Argentinian is a front-runner.A thrilling first half started positively for Everton and they went ahead through former Arsenal man Theo Walcott, but they gifted Son an equaliser, and Dele Alli and Kane made things worse before the break. 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? Fine goals from Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson came early in the second half as the entertainment value continued to grow, but Son and Kane got their second goals in the final 30 minutes to emphatically finish the Toffees off.Walcott put Everton ahead 21 minutes in, rounding off a well-worked move by slamming home Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s cut-back.But they soon shot themselves in the foot, as Kurt Zouma and Jordan Pickford collided when trying to deal with Kane’s long pass and Son converted into an empty net.Alli netted in the 35th minute to move Spurs in front, drilling a fierce strike in from just inside the area after Pickford parried a Son strike.And Kane opened a two-goal lead just before the break, knocking into an open goal when Kieran Trippier’s free-kick came back off the post.Spurs continued to look rampant at the start of the second period – Eriksen finding the bottom-right corner with a gorgeous 20-yard volley.But Everton swiftly hit back through Sigurdsson, whose solo run ended with a smart finish from the edge of the box.The hosts’ chances were effectively ended in the 61st minute, however – Son sweeping through Pickford’s legs when released by Erik Lamela.Kane rounded things off late on, turning in Son’s cross to complete the crushing of Everton and give the visitors their first points of the season from a losing position. Technique: #COYS pic.twitter.com/AReN1M9Dxt— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 23, 2018What does it mean? Spurs hot on City’s heelsSpurs have hardly been mentioned at all with respect to the title race this term, but not only does Sunday’s result see them close to within just two points of City, it highlighted just how ruthless they can be in attack. If Kane – who has now scored in a brace in each of his last four appearances against Everton – and Son carry on like this, Liverpool might just have another team to keep an eye on.Son shines brightEveryone in Spurs’ attack and midfield impressed at Goodison, but Son was particularly effective, with his movement and ability on the ball constantly troubling Everton’s defence. On top of that, he got two goals and an assist in an all-round excellent showing.A day to forget for PickfordEngland’s goalkeeper will want to move on quickly from this showing, as he played a pivotal role in Spurs’ equaliser, parrying the ball straight to Alli for their second and was bailed out by the offside flag when he clattered into his international team-mate with an ugly challenge just before half-time.Key Opta Facts- Tottenham have won nine of their 11 Premier League away games this season – only in three completed seasons in the competition have they won more (10 in 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2017-18).- This was the third time Everton conceded six goals in a Premier League home game, with all of those coming against London clubs (1-6 vs Arsenal in August 2009, 3-6 vs Chelsea in August 2014).- This was the fourth time Tottenham have scored six or more goals in a Premier League away game, with three of those coming in the last three seasons, and twice against a side managed by Marco Silva.- Under Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham have won more games (18) and more points (70) from losing positions than any other side in the Premier League.- Tottenham’s Harry Kane has scored in nine different Premier League games this season – no player has scored in more (level with Mohamed Salah).What’s next?Everton’s Boxing Day outing sees them travel to struggling Burnley, while Spurs host a Bournemouth side boosted by Saturday’s 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion. read morelast_img read more

Chelsea team news & likely line up

first_imgChelsea have been inconsistent since the final international break of the season at the end of November and they could do with a win against Watford on Wednesday. A run of three wins in a row was brought to a halt by Leicester City, who shocked Stamford Bridge, pulling off a 1-0 win on Saturday afternoon as Chelsea wasted a host of chances.This comes as the battle for the top four places sees little margin for error, with Tottenham on a run of exceptional form and Arsenal sitting just behind fourth placed Chelsea on goal difference. 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? Chelsea Injuries Alvaro Morata is back in contention but he didn’t make the bench for Leicester’s recent visit to west London. Gary Cahill also returned and Victor Moses is back in training but both players remain on the fringes at Stamford Bridge.Andreas Christensen is the only major doubt having suffered a hamstring injury last week in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup win over Bournemouth.Alvaro Morata Chelsea 2018-19Chelsea Suspensions Neither Chelsea nor Watford have any players suspended for the match.Chelsea Potential Starting Line-Up Eden Hazard has operated as a false 9 for Chelsea in three matches so far for Sarri and the Belgian’s central influence has seen his side win two of those games.Sarri also seems to have settled on a preferred XI, with Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso and N’Golo Kante having started all of the Blues’ Premier League games.The battle for places comes down to Willian and Pedro in attacking berths, while in midfield Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are aiming to prove that they are the best option. The Watford game is sandwiched between the recent defeat to Leicester and an upcoming away trip to Crystal Palace, so rotation is to be expected.Chelsea team GFXWatford Team News Andre Gray is expected to remain out, having missed the past two weeks with a knee injury. Will Hughes has a hip problem to contend with and is unlikely to make the home match against the FA Cup winners. Sebastian Prodl is also working on coming back from a knee injury.TV channel & kick-off time The match at Vicarage Road kicks off at 7:30pm GMT (2:30pm ET) on Wednesday and it will be shown on Sky Sports in the UK.Best Opta Match Facts Watford won their most recent meeting with Chelsea (4-1 in February), ending a run of 13 games without a win against them in all competitions (D3 L10). Watford are looking to record back-to-back competitive wins against Chelsea for the first time since April 1987. The last four games between Watford and Chelsea in the Premier League have seen 21 goals scored (Watford 10 goals, Chelsea 11 goals), at an average of 5.3 per game. Eden Hazard has scored 99 goals in all competitions for Chelsea and could become the 10th player to reach 100 for the club. Chelsea have already lost two Premier League games in December – they last lost three games in the same calendar month in October 2015 under Jose Mourinho. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Fantasy: MW18 Premier League Team of the Week

first_imgThe news cycle this week was dominated by Manchester United, who sacked manager Jose Mourinho, and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino, who has seemingly been chosen by everyone as the best fit to replace the Portuguese manager. Those two clubs did little to shake the spotlight this weekend either as both dominated their opposition, scoring five or more goals.Four players, two from each of those clubs, were involved in at least three goals on the pitch, and each of them were able to secure a spot in our Goal Team of the Week. You can find out who, and the other best performers of the week below. Goal-Fantasy-Football-Play-Now-BannerGK: Ben Foster – Watford – 1 Game, 7 Saves, 1 Clean Sheet = 10 PointsDEF: Virgil Van Dijk – Liverpool – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Clean Sheet = 14 Points 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? Van Dijk’s ability in defence is well established but, all of a sudden, he’s becoming a threat in attack as well. Having never been involved in more than three goals in a Premier League season, the Dutchman has now been involved in three in just the last five matches (1g, 2a). Whether or not he will be able to keep up this rate of production remains to be seen but, considering the rate at which Liverpool are keeping clean sheets, Van Dijk is a must own regardless.DEF: Jose Holebas – Watford – 1 Game, 1 Clean Sheet = 7 PointsDEF: Nathan Ake – Bournemouth – 1 Game, 1 Clean Sheet = 7 PointsNathan AkeMID: Son Heung-Min – Tottenham – 1 Game, 2 Goals, 2 Assists = 20 PointsA massive two goal, two assist performance from Son not only ensured his side the win, but also was enough to see him crowned our Goal Fantasy Player of the Week. While it would be hard to expect anyone to regularly put up these kinds of numbers, the South Korean international has suddenly become a consistent and reliable Fantasy asset, having scored or assisted in every start since October.There is always a risk of rotation from Pochettino, but in our game you can wait until lineups are announced to set yours, making Son wholly viable going forward.MID: Jesse Lingard – Manchester United – 1 Game, 2 Goals, 1 Assist = 17 PointsMID: David Brooks – Bournemouth – 1 Game, 2 Goals = 14 PointsPaul Pogba Ashley Young Cardiff vs Manchester United Premier League 2018-19MID: Paul Pogba – Manchester United – 1 Game, 3 Assists = 11 Points Well, that’s certainly one way to impress your new manager. After months of disappointment and underperformance under Jose Mourinho, Pogba put on a creative masterclass this week, posting three assists in Manchester United’s 5-1 win against Cardiff. That is the most assists anyone has recorded in a single Premier League match thus far this season.Considering he also ranks top five in shots on target, Pogba could be about to bounce back in a big way both on the pitch and in Fantasy.MID: Nathan Redmond – Southampton – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist = 11 PointsNathan Redmond Southampton 2017-18FOR: Harry Kane – Tottenham – 1 Game, 2 Goals, 1 Assist = 15 PointsHarry Kane has absolutely tormented Everton over the past few years, having now scored a brace in his last four outings against the Toffees. The rest of the league hasn’t fared much better against the Englishman of late either, as he’s had six goals and four assists in the last 10 matches, re-establishing himself as an elite Fantasy forward. With four bottom 10 defences in his next five matches, Kane is a must own over the winter period.FOR: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal – 1 Game, 2 Goals = 12 Points goal-fantasy-football-banner Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Benitez: Newcastle need a miracle to stay up

first_imgRafa Benitez claims his Newcastle side need a “miracle” to avoid being dragged into a Premier League relegation battle.The Magpies secured a top-half finish during their first season back among English football’s elite in 2017-18.The current campaign is proving to be a bit trickier, though, with more transfer frustration leaving Benitez to make the best of what he has. 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? He is concerned that may not be enough, with a side currently perched five points above the drop zone already looking anxiously over their shoulder.Benitez said: “We have to be realistic and understand that we will be in the bottom half during the whole season.”For me, it is almost clear and if we can be better than three teams, it will be another miracle.”It was a miracle last year. People were thinking, ‘Oh, you finished 10th…’, but with a couple fewer wins, we could have been in the bottom five, so it was a miracle.”If we do the same this year with teams spending even more money than last year, it will be a miracle.”Rafael Benitez NewcastleThings are not about to get any easier for Newcastle as their next outing is set to hand Benitez a reunion with his former employers at Liverpool on Boxing Day.They will then wrap up the calendar year away at Watford, before opening 2019 at home to Manchester United.The January transfer window will be open by then but, with Mike Ashley still looking to find a buyer for the Magpies, Benitez is not expecting to receive much backing in the winter market.He added: “I know what is coming now and I know where we are. You can see the team – the team is trying a lot of things, but still it’s not enough sometimes to get the points, and it will be like that.”If we are under pressure and we feel this pressure, we will not be better, we can make more mistakes.”I’m trying to tell everyone, realise where we are, realise what we have to do and if we do well, fine, we can finish 10th or whatever.”But if we think we have to beat these teams which have spent £100 million, every one of them, during the summer, if we think we can beat them easily every game, no chance. We are wrong, 100 per cent.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

‘Mbappe will join Madrid and win more awards than Ronaldo’

first_imgKylian Mbappe is a “champagne” footballer destined to join Real Madrid and win more Ballons d’Or than Cristiano Ronaldo, claims former Monaco director Luis Campos.At just 20 years of age, the Paris Saint-Germain forward has already achieved more than many do over the course of an entire career.He is a two-time Ligue 1 title champion, World Cup winner and the inaugural recipient of the Kopa Trophee bestowed upon the best young player on the planet . 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? Another 16 goals have been added to an impressive club tally this season, in just 19 appearances, and even more is expected of him in the years to come.Campos, who was at Monaco when Mbappe burst onto the scene, believes a high-profile switch to Spain beckons for the youngster at some stage , with his qualities fitting Madrid’s ‘Galactico’ recruitment policy.He told Telefoot : “Kylian represents champagne football, which we like to see and as a high level footballer I see him wearing the Real Madrid jersey because it is a club made to his measure, where the great players want to go.“In the future, I imagine myself attending a match at the Santiago Bernabeu and enjoying the show that Mbappe can offer.“Nowadays, he is more decisive than Neymar and considering his age, he’ll be much better than Cristiano Ronaldo. I see him winning more Ballons d’Or.”Mbappe finished fourth in the 2018 Ballon d’Or vote, placing him one spot ahead of five-time winner Lionel Messi.He will be hoping to land that prestigious prize at some stage, but it remains to be seen where his career path will take him.Jose Mourinho Champions League 2018-19 Manchester UnitedIf he does head to Madrid, then it could be that he gets the chance to work under Jose Mourinho.The Portuguese is another being heavily linked with the Blancos on the back of his dismissal by Manchester United.Campos, who previously worked as a scout for Mourinho, believes a second stint in La Liga is possible for a coach already looking for a new challenge following a disappointing end to his reign at Old Trafford.A man currently filling a sporting director post at Lille added: “I was very disappointed by what happened [to Mourinho].“He would have wanted to build a great project in England. “I see him as the ideal man to manage Real Madrid. He might return at some point because he is a great coach.”last_img read more

Khedira shares an update that everything is fine

first_imgSami Khedira suffered a knock to his knee and was later substituted in the game between Germany and Spain, which has led many people to believe there is a serious issue with his well-being.However, he himself shared that it was just a precautionary measure and there is no reason to worry about anything at all.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Khedira, who is currently a Juve midfielder, provided the assist for Thomas Muller’s goal at the beginning of the second half. He then had a clash with Thiago Alcantara, which is the discussed event. Just a couple of minutes later, in the 53rd one, he was substituted by Ilkay Gundogan, but then went on to calm everybody down via his personal social media.“It’s been a good match against a very tough opponent. We know that it’s never easy against Spain!” Khedira shared in his twitter account, according to Goal. “By the way, don’t worry about my sub: it was only a precautionary measure after I felt a small induration [sic]. But now everything is fine again!”last_img read more

Kaka asks to not compare Paqueta with him

first_imgThe AC Milan Brazilian legend has said his fellow countryman will have a “bright future” in the Italian Lega Serie ACampeonato Brasileiro club Flamengo and Italian Lega Serie A side AC Milan are currently negotiating for Lucas Paqueta.The footballer will be transferred to the Rossoneri in the January transfer window.And many have compared Paqueta with former AC Milan Kaka.“He’s a player who has a bright future ahead of him,” the former midfielder was quoted by Football Italia.“He’s already been called up to the Brazilian national team, but it’s better for him that we don’t make comparisons.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I’ve seen so many of them in recent days, with me, with [Alexandre] Pato, with Ronaldinho, Cafu, Rivaldo… with all the Brazilians who have been part of Milan’s history,” he added.“We need to avoid these comparisons so he can come here and play calmly and peacefully. I’m confident.”Would Kaka ever return to AC Milan? This is what he said:“I spoke with Leo[nardo] and Paolo [Maldini]. Right now I’m closest to Milan but that’s all it is, my priority is still to be close to my family, Luca, and Isabella, who are 10 and 7-years-old.”“I’ve spoken a lot with Leo, to try and understand how to become a director, and I’m doing a sports management course in Brazil,” he commented.last_img read more

Juan Mata keeps moving further from Manchester United

first_imgAccording to a report from Diario Sport, there is a contract clause that could allow Juan Mata to leave Manchester United for FC Barcelona.Reports from several news outlets in Spain and England have been talking about Juan Mata’s possibilities of leaving Manchester United, his most likely destination is FC Barcelona but there are several details that we need to consider from this imminent negotiation.Juan Mata as we all know, is soon to be 31-years of age and he is already considered a veteran amongst his peers in the Red Devils.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently revealed that he would like the Spaniard to stay but there are sources who are very close to the technical staff that disagrees, this is the case with former Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant manager, Rene Meulensteen.The ex-right hand of the mythical Scottish manager loves Juan Mata, but he revealed that he may not be Solskjaer’s cup of tea for the squad and he may leave the club soon in order to “refresh” that position in the squad: “Ole obviously had a good look at the squad and he wants to play with a lot of energy and a lot of pace,” said Rene on 888sport.“Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of Mata and think he’s a great player but it just might be that Mata doesn’t fit in the picture that Ole sees.”“That is obvious otherwise he would have played more often and at some point you have to refresh your squad in certain areas.”Juan Mata suena para el Barcelona ⚽Dale a ❤️ si te gustaría que volviese a la Liga.pic.twitter.com/4QhICFmbR2— RETAbet (@RETAbet) January 31, 2019After knowing this information that hits very close to home, all we had to do is investigate the situation further in order to find some more revealing details about the possibility of Juan Mata actually leaving Manchester United.Turns out that the Red Devils have a contract clause on every player when he first arrives, that allows them to automatically renew their agreement exactly one year after they have been in the club but that only happens once for every player and Mata has already extended his contract once.This means that the Spaniard has been free to negotiate with any club of his choosing since January 1st, which means that he can easily go to FC Barcelona and talk about the possibility of moving to the Catalan club where he can finish his career in style.The type of midfielder Juan Mata is fits perfectly with Barcelona’s philosophy, which means that signing the player would be a no-brainer for the Catalan club but there are other things to consider here.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The player’s wage should be no problem as he currently earns a reported €6 million per season at Manchester United, a salary that the club has no problem covering.Juan Mata to Barcelona.Discuss. pic.twitter.com/T2IGg37Ly5— Goal (@goal) January 24, 2019This is where Diario Sport’s report from this Thursday becomes relevant, as Juan Mata has spoken to his agent and revealed that his options are to either strike a contract renewal with Manchester United or ultimately decide to continue his career at FC Barcelona.The Spaniard loves playing in English football, but the idea of playing for one of the best clubs in the world alongside Lionel Messi is also very seducing to him.If Juan doesn’t see Manchester United moving forward with his contract extension, he has already delivered specific instructions to his agent so they can reach an agreement with the Catalan club that can suit all parties involved in the negotiation.Given that the winter transfer window is about to close, this deal would have to be completed next summer and Juan Mata has no problem waiting for it to cook slowly.Barcelona would very much like to have one of the best Spanish midfielders in recent history playing his final best years with the Catalan club, his free-agent status and his wage would speed up the operation without a problem.All Barcelona needs to do is hope that Manchester United doesn’t decide to extend his contract, but judging by Meulensteen’s statements this is very unlikely.El Barcelona tiene a Juan Mata en la agenda… y queda libre en junio https://t.co/T0QcKhHuRp— OKDIARIO (@okdiario) January 30, 2019What do you prefer for Juan Mata, for him to remain at Manchester United or strike a deal with FC Barcelona next summer? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

All eyes on OPEC meeting on Wednesday output cut will benefit producers

first_imgIndia, which imports about 80 percent of its crude oil requirements and has benefited from falling prices in the past two years, will be keenly watching the November 30 meeting of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) countries in Vienna. A planned meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC on Monday that was cancelled off due to Saudi Arabia’s insistence on a consensus within the 14-nation cartel, dampened hopes of a price rise and spooked stock markets.On Sunday, Iranian official Mehr News had accused the world’s largest crude oil producer (Saudi Arabia) of playing spoilsport by deciding to stay away from the Monday meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC members, saying a consensus among OPEC producers on output was a pre-requisite to implementable decisions.”Accordingly Saudi Arabia, in an official letter to OPEC, has announced that it will not take part at the lower-tier talks on Nov. 28 in Vienna ahead of the OPEC ministerial meeting on Nov. 30 since ‘OPEC ministers first need to agree on cutting output and inform non-member countries about their agreement,'” the Mehr News reported.Iran said even if OPEC decides on limiting production, it won’t help much as Saudi Arabia “seems to be applying new tactics to disturb convergence of OPEC in achieving a comprehensive agreement on oil production.”The country said Saudi Arabia and Iraq have exploited several factors, such as sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation, internal strife in Libya to strengthen their market share over the past 12 years. “Saudi Arabia’s production share in OPEC has risen from 29.1% in 2004 to 31.5% in 2016 and the figure for Iraq increased from 6.5 to 13.2 per cent in the same period,” the Mehr News, citing secondary sources.In September this year, Khalid al-Falih Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, had said that crude oil prices are “nearing” their downward trend.”The current down cycle is nearing an end. Market fundamentals, in terms of supply and demand, have begun to improve. We are optimistic that oil prices will continue to improve in the future,” Khalid al-Falih told a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak on Sunday after a Gulf ministerial meeting in Riyadh, AFP had reported.The provisional oil import bill for 2015-2016 was Rs. 4,18,931 crore ($64.4 billion) for importing 202.5 milliom metric tonnes (mmt) of crude, down from Rs. 6,87,416 crore ($112.74 billion) paid to import 189.43 mmt.last_img read more

Facebook Levied Maximum Fine by UK for Data Breach

first_imgBritish authorities have levied the maximum possible £500,000 ($644,900) fine on Facebook after the social media network failed to safeguard its users’ data. The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office investigated the breach, which centered on a data-harvesting app developed for tech and analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, which has since closed.“The ICO is clear that Facebook effectively broke the law by failing to keep users data safe,” the commissioner’s office said in a statement.Damian Collins, a member of Parliament and chair of the government’s committee on digital affairs and media, demanded further investigation. “Given that the ICO is saying that Facebook broke the law, it is essential that we now know which other apps that ran on their platform may have scraped data in a similar way,” he said. “This cannot be left to a secret internal investigation at Facebook.” The data of 87 million users was accessed, according to the ICO, but Collins said the “number of Facebook users affected by this kind of data-scraping may be far greater than has currently been acknowledged.”Facebook claims it did not know about the breach until it was reported in the press in 2015. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly turned down requests from Collins’ parliamentary committee to appear before it, though he has testified before the U.S. Congress.“They say that Mark Zuckerberg did not know about it until it was reported in the press this year,” Collins said. “In which case, given that it concerns a breach of the law, they should state who was the most senior person in the company to know, why they decided people like Mark Zuckerberg didn’t need to know, and why they didn’t inform users at the time about the data breach.” Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Kickstarter Gameband Game Watch Is Officially Dead No Refunds in Sight

first_imgThen came word that Atari ended its licensing agreement with the company. Re-Logic, the developers behind “Terraria,” said they too were concerned about the watch after lending the name of the game to one of the designs.In July, Conuladh told Variety that the Gameband passed Electrical Validation Testing, which means the electrical design is solid. He said both the operating system and software were are also on track. But added that the team still isn’t ready to tell its community what the new ETA is for the device.“As soon as we resolve the issues we have been working through, and have clear re-commitments from partners, we will issue a new ETA, and will keep the community updated every step of the way,” he said at the time.In Friday’s update canceling the project, Conuladh said the company is “bitterly disappointed,” about the outcome.“Even when our communication was not at its finest, the team has worked incredible hours, and for most months without salary. We believed in this more than we can possibly say. Some of you will understand the challenges and empathise, some of you will not, and you will rightly be angry with us. Regardless of how you feel today, you backed us, we have not delivered, and for that we are truly truly sorry.“We came on here to build a dream product, and like with any dream there were nay-sayers, however if you backed us you also believed in us, and for that we are incredibly grateful. It makes the decision we have come to today all the more difficult, as we are letting you down.”He added that the company will share more about the future as soon as it can.Editor’s note: The writer of this story did back the watch at the basic level. The company, he said, will continue to move forward with an eye on offering refunds sometime in the future.“We will do our utmost to do so, and in fact we are determined to do so if and when we can,” he wrote. “For now that is not the case. Our costs have far exceeded the $500k to date as we have dealt with the delays and technical challenges.”Company FMTwo Games, lead by the person who created the successful Minecraft Gameband, has been silent more than a year prior to this update and was almost as much behind on its promised ship date. The company ignored the increasingly angry requests for updates from its more than 1,700 backers.Early last year, Conuladh said the idea for the Gameband was inspired by his work on the Minecraft device and his love of old ’70s and ’80s watch games. He said he worked hard to build up relationships with both Atari and Re-Logic and was in talks with other game developers. He said the combination of the company’s tech and its relationship with developers would allow them to kickstart a brand new movement in gaming.This time around the company’s efforts are for a much more complicated device. It was to feature a 1.6-inch AMOLED display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of ROM. There’s also a slew of sensors, 802.11 b/g/n wifi and 4.2 Bluetooth. The watch was to be powered by a 400 mAh battery, which is slightly larger than the battery in the Samsung Gear S3 and include a Micro SD slot and a USB C connector. The whole thing was to run on Android Marshmallow 6.0.01, which will support a collection of apps like a calendar, contacts, phone dialer, weather, music player and alarm, and will have some other neat little surprises, like Alexa voice controls and its own online store called PixelFurnace, which was envisions as a sort of iTunes for watch games.In March, the company announced it was upgrading the watch to be IPX7 compliant. That means it could fall into a bit of water and not break. They also added the option to upgrade the face of the watch to Gorilla Glass.Over the following months things seem to progress nicely, with upbeat updates about trips to China and work on the boards that power the watch and its basic design. November saw the first major hiccup in the design. The watch’s promised USB-C port was causing issues with the design. Size constraints meant they needed to either make the watch bigger or use an adapter instead of a built-in port. In the January update the team mentioned “difficult weeks” and taking “much needed downtime,” without noting what the issues were. The following updates trimmed down from massive details on where things stood to essentially short apologies for the lack of updates. The March update noted the team was continuing to work on the schedule and development plans, but didn’t update either. The Gameband, a smartwatch packed with retro mini-games that hit its $75,000 Kickstarter goal in less than a day early last year, is officially dead, the project creator tells Variety.Feargal Mac Conuladh said that those involved in the Kickstarter, which went on to receive $500,000 in support, will not be “going forward” with the smartwatch’s development, citing numerous issues including the complexity of the project, time, and cost.“Ultimately the time, cost, and complexity have turned out to be far more challenging than we expected, and as a startup we simply do not have the finances or resources to continue to forge ahead,” he wrote on the Kickstarter page. “We have looked at it from many angles, met with new potential partners, and tried to find additional funding to keep going, however we have not been able to make progress.” Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15,Editor’s note: The writer of this story did back the watch at the basic level.last_img read more

Spreading rumours most annoying habit for Indian netizens

first_imgAs many as 94 per cent of Indian netizens surveyed by a telecom service provider feel that internet has improved their lives while 40 per cent think spreading rumours was the most annoying internet habit among Indian netizens.Inviting people to play online games, sharing inappropriate content, sympathy-seeking posts on Facebook and trolling (offensive posts to elicit angry responses) are the other major bad habits, the study by Telenor company said. According to the study, 33 per cent Indians hate excessive selfie-takers against the regional average of 21 per cent.The survey revealed that 65 per cent of Indian netizens are internet addicts. In an effort to learn more about their customers, Telenor conducted the internet behavioural survey across India, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.From profanity-tolerance levels to selfie-approval ratings, respondents across the region replied about what they love and loathe most about the net.“This survey gives us a very stimulating way to look at our customers are and their online preferences. As online access increases in the country, it is great to see that 94 per cent of the Indians surveyed say that internet has improved their lives, the highest percentage among the surveyed nations,” said Sharad Mehrotra, CEO, Telenor India.last_img read more

French ISP Free has launched a 1Gbps internet serv

first_imgFrench ISP Free has launched a 1Gbps internet service for Freebox Révolution subscribers. Free is offering 1Gbps downstream and 200Mbps upstream for subscribers with its advanced multimedia gateway and set-top box. The increase in speed will be delivered automatically to all Freebox Révolution fibre-to-the-home customers at no extra charge.last_img

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about 8:45 pm and encountered a female victim who showed signs of abuse according to a press release When deputies entered the residence Hamilton had fledThe Grand Forks Police Department sent over two K-9 units and the Sheriff’s Office used its own dog to track down Hamilton who was found in some bushes about two blocks north of the residence on Hughes Avenue according to Lt BJ Maxson It took about 25 minutes to locate HamiltonMaxson said the case was still under investigation Friday morningCourt records show Hamilton has an active warrant from Slope County and also has a warrant with the US Marshal’s ServiceFulani herdsmen have again attacked some communities in Ketu Local Council Development Area in Ogun State The incident occurred three days after a peace meeting attended by stakeholder as well as state Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu The CP called the meeting with the leaders of farmers and herdsmen in the troubled area two weeks ago over the incessant killings of Ketu people allegedly by herdsmen Narrating the latest attacks in a statement on Sunday the Coordinator-General and Director of Public Affairs of Ketu Advancement Forum Kunle Abiose and Williams Olayode accused Fulani herders of invading “our farms hewing down palm trees for their herds to graze on” The statement reads: “Surprisingly when the local people went to inspect the damage done to their farms the herders again opened fire on them with the locals sustaining gunshot wounds of varying degrees “This incident was well documented at the Police Area Command Office Ilaro “Presently the atmosphere is charged as areas like Ikotun Ologiri Akeru Ilukan Ijege and Ajibode have continued to come under the influx of herds The state Governor can no longer continue to turn blind eyes and deaf ears to the tensed situation “Our farmers have been sent away from their farms over 30 primary schools have been shut down health facilities closed and economic activities paralysed “The climax of it started on 10th December 2017 when innocent aged women were attacked and macheted in-between Moro and Eegelu villages for their refusal to submit themselves to be raped by heartless herdsmen” “Se want Mr Governor to rise up and perform the primary objective of a responsible government first; which is giving us security “We hope that the State Government will see our statement as a sincere wake-up call and act in line with her constitutional duties to guarantee our security and well-being” At that time the author Louis Geiger writes there were only three high schools in session — in Grand Forks Fargo and BismarckWell anyway they are holding their 2015 UND Founders Day banquet Thursday in the Memorial Union There they will honor people for long terms of service and faculty award winnersYour University of Arizona in Tucson was established in 1885 a year after oursAnd the University of Northern Arizona will have its basketball team in Grand Forks for a game Thursday at UND I plan to be there ShirleyThe basketball season is winding down you know Around here there are hockey and basketball tournaments galore And I was just reading on the revised school calendar for Grand Forks there is no school Thursday or Friday — days that are marked as Professional Development Day and Conference Trade DayA woman named Erica Crawford from New Zealand breezed through Grand Forks this week She was special guest at a Loveblock Winery Dinner well attended at Sanders restaurantShe had a few of us puzzled with some of her quiz: Who is head of state for New Zealand?

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