Liverpool January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Liverpool January transfer news LIVE: Inter play down Sturridge deal Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:50 1/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Liverpool Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Reds as the January transfer window heats up Inter play down Sturridge dealInter are mulling over a deal for Paris Saint-Germain’s Javier Pastore but will not be making a move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, says director Piero Ausilio.Sturridge’s opportunities have been restricted at Liverpool, the forward starting five Premier League matches this season under Jurgen Klopp, and he has been linked with a move away from Anfield.But Ausilio, who confirmed Marcelo Brozovic will not be allowed to leave Inter despite links to Arsenal and Everton, has his sights set on Pastore rather than the England international. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Read the full story on Goal right here! Newcastle join Luan raceLuan Gremio Copa LibertadoresNewcastle have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Gremio star Luan, according to The Sun . Jurgen Klopp is thought to be an admirer of the Olympic champion, but the report claims that Newcastle could get a deal done for £17.5 million if they move before the close of the winter window. Gibbs-White agrees Wolves dealMorgan Gibbs-White, WolvesWolves teenager Morgan Gibbs-White has agreed a professional contract with the Championship leaders, reports The Sun .Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham all showed interest in Gibbs-White, who impressed for England at the Under 17 World Cup last year.However, the midfielder has decided to commit his future to Wolves and stay at Molineux, rather than push for a move to the Premier League.Pastore talks up Inter moveJavier Pastore PSG Nantes Ligue 1 18112017Liverpool and Tottenham may miss out on PSG midfielder Javier Pastore, who claims he’d like a move to Inter. Pastore admits that Serie A is an attractive destination, having previously played for Palermo.“There is a lot of talk about Inter and if I were to leave, I’d like to go there, especially as I know Serie A and my wife is Italian,”Read the rest of his comments right here. Klopp resigned to losing CanEmre CanJurgen Klopp is seemingly resigned to losing Emre Can on a free transfer, but insists he has no complaints about him running down his contract as long as he continues to behave professionally at Liverpool.The Germany international has been linked with a move away from Liverpool for a long time, particularly since entering the final six months of his contract at the start of January.Juventus are said to be the favourites to secure Can’s signature if he does leave Anfield, with a move in this transfer window even mooted initially.But Klopp is adamant Can will not be departing before the end of the month, even if he looks likely to lose the player on a free transfer.Read what the Liverpool boss had to say right here. Sturridge set for Inter moveDaniel Sturridge LiverpoolDaniel Sturridge is poised to complete a move to Inter Milan after Liverpool dropped their asking price for the striker, reports the Daily Mirror .The Reds wanted a loan fee of £5m for the forward, but dropped that to £1.5m and he is now set to leave for San Siro.Reds can’t make Sturridge any promisesDaniel SturridgeLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he can’t promise wantaway striker Daniel Sturridge more playing time if he does end up staying on Merseyside.With his minutes dwindling, the 28-year-old has been linked with a move away from Anfield in January. Inter, Roma and Sevilla have been mooted as potential destinations.Read the full story on Goal! Klopp has long list of targetsJurgen Klopp LiverpoolJurgen Klopp is not expecting further movement at Liverpool during the January transfer window, but he has targets identified across the globe.The Reds boss has said: “We are constantly looking, my iPad is full of players from all over the world. That’s what we do.”Read the fully story on Goal.last_img read more

Spurs & Liverpool trade late goals in dramatic draw

first_imgLiverpool 2 Tottenham 2: Kane’s penalty redemption cancels out Salah stunner Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 02:33 2/5/18 Harry Kane Getty Images Harry Kane missed and scored from the spot in the late stages as Tottenham and Liverpool shared the spoils in a thrilling 2-2 draw. Harry Kane’s 100th Premier League goal earned Tottenham a 2-2 draw at Liverpool in a contender for the game of the season, the striker stepping up to snatch a point from the spot in a hugely dramatic match at Anfield.Kane had been denied by Loris Karius from 12 yards shortly after Victor Wanyama’s long-range blockbuster cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s opener, and Liverpool looked to have snuck a win thanks to the Egyptian’s wonderful solo effort in the first minute of stoppage time.But referee Jon Moss pointed to the spot again when Virgil van Dijk challenged Erik Lamela and Kane stepped up to send Karius the wrong way and give a thrilling contest a fitting climax. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Salah had given Liverpool the lead in the third minute, becoming the quickest Reds player to reach 20 Premier League goals, beating club icons including Michael Owen, Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres to the landmark.But the drama came at the very end, with three goals and a missed penalty all coming in the final 10 minutes.The draw leaves Liverpool in third, two points clear of Spurs, with the race for Champions League qualification heating up over the second half of the campaign.100 – Harry Kane has scored 100 goals in the Premier League in just 142 appearances – only Alan Shearer (124) reached the 100 goals in the competition in fewer games. Ton. pic.twitter.com/Y5MopxdAV3 — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 4, 2018 A breathless end followed a suitably fast start as Liverpool took the lead in just the third minute. Sadio Mane pressed Eric Dier into making a dreadful pass and Salah took advantage to race through on goal and calmly beat Hugo Lloris for another landmark goal in a special season.Van Dijk, on his first Anfield start in the Premier League, made a fine block to deny Son Heung-min, before two delightful Trent Alexander-Arnold passes did not receive the finishes they deserved.Spurs finally worked Karius five minutes before the break, a rifled Mousa Dembele 20-yard drive forcing a decent save down to the goalkeeper’s right.Karius raced off his line to deny Son after 55 minutes, with Dele Alli sending the rebound wide of the post. The England midfielder was soon after shown a yellow card for simulation in the Reds box, but later penalty decisions would go Spurs’ way.Mauricio Pochettino introduced Lamela and Wanyama as Spurs hunted an equaliser and the Kenya international immediately came up with a memorable strike.Karius’ firm punch ran to Wanyama 25 yards from goal and he strode on to the loose ball, thumping a powerful drive out of the goalkeeper’s reach.Four minutes later, Kane went down under Karius’ challenge, only to hit his penalty straight at the goalkeeper as a frantic finale hit overdrive.Salah had wasted a number of counter-attacking chances in the second half, but he showed another glimpse of his genius with a sensational solo effort to put Liverpool back in front.Quickest to @premierleague goals for #LFC :Salah 25 gamesTorres 27 gamesSturridge 27 gamesFowler 37 gamesOwen 39 games pic.twitter.com/359m6kINGx — Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 4, 2018 The winger danced inside a series of half-hearted challenges to clip a brilliant finish past Lloris, a goal that deserved to win the game, although it was not to be.Moss pointed to the spot again – both decisions following a lengthy delay – after Van Dijk’s clumsy tackle sent Lamela crashing to the ground.Kane this time made no mistake, finding the corner to bring up a century of Premier League goals, but more importantly keep Spurs in the race for a top-four place. KEY OPTA STATS- Only Alan Shearer (124) reached 100 Premier League goals in fewer games than Harry Kane’s 141.- Spurs have only won two of their 26 games at Anfield in the Premier League (8%) – among sides they’ve played away from home at least five times, only at Stamford Bridge do they have a worse win percentage away from home (0 wins in 25 games). – Mauricio Pochettino’s side are winless in their last 11 away games against ‘top six’ opponents in the Premier League (D5 L6), and have won just one of their 19 such games under the Argentine (D7 L11).- The Egyptian is just the second Liverpool player to score 20 or more goals for the club in his debut Premier League campaign, after Fernando Torres in 2007/08 (24). – Salah’s opener after two minutes and 16 seconds was Liverpool’s quickest goal in the Premier League since April 2016, when Daniel Sturridge scored inside two minutes against Newcastle United (1:07). read morelast_img read more

Ronaldo to Liverpool & the deals that never were

first_imgTransfers Ronaldo-Liverpool, Maradona-Sheffield United & Zidane-Blackburn – the deals that never were Mark Doyle Last updated 1 year ago 00:52 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Ronaldo Maradona Zidane Bobblehead Getty Images/Goal Transfers Neymar Parma Borussia Dortmund Haarlem PSV Feyenoord Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur Blackburn Rovers Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Zinédine Zidane Ronaldinho Gaúcho Robert Lewandowski Zlatan Ibrahimović West Ham United Dynamo Kyiv Boca Juniors Sheffield United St. Mirren PSG Santos Banfield Milan Barcelona Real Madrid Atlético Madrid Liverpool Manchester United Sporting CP Serie A Serie A Bundesliga Bordeaux Juventus Internazionale Independiente Grêmio Ligue 1 Primera División Premier League Opinion After Lokomotiv Moscow revealed they could have signed Neymar in 2008 for €10 million, Goal looks at other failed bids to sign budding superstarslast_img read more

Watch: Victory crushed by Oscar’s Shanghai SIPG

first_imgAFC Champions League Melbourne Victory crushed by Oscar and Hulk’s Shanghai SIPG Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 03:05 2/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AFC Champions League Nasaf Ulsan v Kawasaki Frontale Kashiwa Reysol v Tianjin Tianhai Shanghai SIPG v Melbourne Victory Kitchee v Jeonbuk Motors Nasaf v Al Wasl Esteghlal v Al Hilal Al Sadd v Persepolis Al Ain v Al Rayyan Al Hilal Melbourne Victory Tianjin Tianhai Kawasaki Frontale Al Sadd Persepolis Shanghai SIPG Esteghlal Ulsan Kashiwa Reysol Jeonbuk Motors Kitchee Al Wasl Al Rayyan Al Ain Shanghai SIPG had no problems continuing their winning start to AFC Champions League Group F, beating Melbourne Victory 4-1 on Tuesday. Brazil stars Hulk and Oscar led the way as Shanghai SIPG cruised to a 4-1 win over Australian side Melbourne Victory in the AFC Champions League, while Jeonbuk Motors thrashed Kitchee 6-0.Hulk gave hosts Shanghai the lead in the 27th minute from the penalty spot after Wu Lei – who then scored their second just before the break – had been fouled in the area.Oscar then took over in the second half, netting either side of Besart Berisha’s penalty for the visitors to take Shanghai on to maximum points from two games in Group F Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That leaves Shanghai two points clear of Ulsan, who beat Kawasaki Frontale 2-1.Shanghai SIPG maintain their perfect start to the #ACL2018 and are sitting pretty at the top of Group F! pic.twitter.com/YWB1TRCoxU— AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) February 20, 2018But the most impressive win on Tuesday came in Hong Kong, as Kitchee were comprehensively beaten 6-0 by Jeonbuk – striker Adriano scoring a hat-trick, while Kashiwa Reysol and Tianjin Quanjian drew 1-1 in Tuesday’s other Group E clash.Persepolis’ unbeaten run was ended at 22 games across all competitions, with the Iranian side beaten 3-1 away to Al Sadd, who themselves secured a seventh successive triumph.Baghdad Bounedjah stole the show, scoring a brace to continue his remarkable recent run of form, taking his tally to 10 in his last eight appearances.That result leaves Al Sadd three points clear at the top of Group C, with Persepolis and Nasaf – who beat pointless Al Wasl 1-0 – already with ground to make up.In Group D, Al Ain and Al Rayyan drew 1-1 to leave them on two points apiece, while Esteghlal took charge by beating Al Hilal – who had goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi sent off – 1-0..last_img read more

Dyche blames referee decisions for Burnley draw

first_imgSean Dyche Dyche frustrated by referee decisions in ‘hard to take’ Burnley draw Stephen Creek 04:27 2/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sean Dyche Burnley Southampton Getty Burnley v Southampton Burnley Premier League Southampton Southampton got away with a number of fouls as they battled back to draw 1-1 at Turf Moor, according to the Clarets manager Sean Dyche claimed Burnley were not given an even chance of beating Southampton after Manolo Gabbiadini’s last-minute equaliser clinched a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.Dyche described the goal that condemned his side to an 11th winless Premier League match in succession as “hard to take” and pointed to a number of moments in the game when he felt decisions went against the Clarets.The hosts led after 67 minutes when Ashley Barnes headed in from close range, although Dyche alleged he was fouled in the build-up. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Southampton substitutes Josh Sims, Sofiane Boufal and Gabbiadini then made a decisive impact late in the game.Dyche claimed referee Robert Madley inhibited the Burnley defence before Southampton broke for the goal and the manager also said he saw a foul in the box that helped Gabbiadini to score.”It’s one of those moments you don’t wish to happen in football,” he told BBC Sport . “The referee gets in the way and puts them on the counter-attack.”The final moment is hard to take. We all know how people go to the floor in the Premier League and our centre-half is put off balance by their centre-forward with an arm across his shirt and it’s not given.”Ashley Barnes was pulled down in the box at the end of the game – not given. He’s actually pushed in the back on the goal. We haven’t had a penalty all season.”Burnley stayed seventh in the Premier League after the draw but Dyche cut a frustrated figure, having not seen his side win since December.”You do come away a bit disappointed,” he added. “We can control the players’ performance and we played well enough today.”It was a solid enough performance to take all three points so I can understand why the fans are disappointed.”Overall, it’s another point on the board. It’s a performance that I thought warranted a win. I thought we’d done enough.”Southampton’s Mauricio Pellegrino felt his players deserved a share of the points and reserved praise for Boufal, who played the final 15 minutes in midfield.”I think the game was really tight,” the manager told BBC Solent Sport. “In this physical battle some teams may be stronger than us but I think the most clear chances in the first half were for us.”Of Oriol Romeu’s withdrawal in the 75th minute, he said: “The change made a big impact in the team. Sofiane is a player that can change the game.”The draw moved Southampton out of the relegation zone but Pellegrino acknowledged that his side must start winning if they are to avoid the drop.”If we draw we have to try to win the next game and think little-by-little,” he added. “We are not happy with this result to be honest.”last_img read more

ROUND 4 SUMMARY- OPEN/20’s NTL’s

first_imgThe afternoon matches saw some upsets, some blow outs and a lot of rain. Read on for a summary and some results. Mens Open: Stephen Swan scored five touchdowns, the highest individual tally in one game at this NTL so far, in the Brisbane City Cobras 14-6 win over the Barbarians. The Southern Suns are the only pool one team who is undefeated, although they were only narrow winners over the Tropical Queensland Cyclones 5-3. The Sydney Mets and Brisbane City Cobras sit at the top of pool two, having won all of their matches except their draw together. Anthony Ziade led the Mets with three touchdowns in a 9-1 win over the Crusaders in round four. Womens Open: Mary Steele scored her third touchdown hat trick of the tournament in the Brisbane City Cobras 12-1 win over the Northern Eagles, leaving them second in pool one after their narrow defeat to the Gold Coast Sharks earlier in the day. The Gold Coast Sharks are still undefeated after another win, 4-0 over the Tropical Queensland Cyclones. Pool two is being dominated by the Sydney Mets who finished today with another easy win 8-1 over the Sydney Scorpions. Mixed Open: Justin Robson was the top scorer for the fourth round in the Mixed competition. He had three touchdowns in the Gold Coast Sharks 9-2 win over the Hunter-Western Hornets. The Sharks remain undefeated and top of pool two. The Sydney Mets are still undefeated and look to be a very strong all-around team with no individual player standing out in the scoring department. The Hornets, Southern Suns and Tropical Queensland Cyclones are all still winless in the Mixed competition. Mens 20 years: With rounds four and five played during the day and then round six filling the last timeslot, it was a big day for the 20 years competition. The Sydney Rebels have continued to play on, despite having team numbers reduced to seven after injuries and drop outs. Obviously they have struggled for good results, going down 17-1 and 18-1 in rounds four and five. Cameron Nicholls, Dean Springfield and Joel Hall all scored three touchdowns for the Sydney Mets in their win over the Rebels. Hamish Jones had four touchdowns and Haiden Baker and Jai Bonner helped out with three a piece in the Gold Coast Sharks 18-1 win over the Rebels. In other games today the Tropical Queensland Cyclones narrowly defeated the Crusaders 7-6 while the Southern Suns drew the Sunshine Coast Razorbacks 4-4. Womens 20 years: After five rounds the Gold Coast Sharks are the only undefeated Womens 20 years team and are looking strong heading into the second half of the competition. The competition is tight though with four teams all within one win of the Sharks. The Sydney Mets looked strong today beating the Sunshine Coast Razorbacks 7-5 with Kataraina Withell scoring three touchdowns. The Brisbane City Cobras and the Crusaders are the only two teams yet to win a match in the competition, although they have both secured a draw. Results: Mens Open- Round 4 Sydney Scorpions def Hunter-Western Hornets: 7-4 Southern Suns def Tropical Queensland Cyclones: 5-3 Gold Coast Sharks def Northern Eagles: 10-2 Sydney Mets def Crusaders: 9-1 Brisbane City Cobras def Southern Cross Barbarians: 14-6 Sunshine Coast Razorbacks def Sydney Rebels: 7-2 Womens Open- Round 4 Brisbane City Cobras def Northern Eagles: 12-1 Gold Coast Sharks def Tropical Queensland Cyclones: 4-0 Sydney Rebels def Hunter-Western Hornets: 5-2 Southern Cross Barbarians def Southern Suns: 6-4 Sunshine Coast Razorbacks def Crusaders: 1-0 Sydney Mets def Sydney Scorpions: 8-1 Mixed Open- Round 4 Sydney Mets def Tropical Queensland Cyclones: 7-1 Southern Cross Barbarians def Southern Suns: 5-2 Gold Coast Sharks def Hunter-Western Hornets: 9-2 Brisbane City Cobras def Sunshine Coast Razorbacks: 8-1 Sydney Rebels def Crusaders: 5-3 Sydney Scorpions: Bye Mens 20 years- Round 4 Tropical Queensland Cyclones def Crusaders: 7-6 Southern Suns def Northern Eagles: 7-4 Brisbane City Cobras def Sunshine Coast Razorbacks: 6-2 Sydney Mets def Sydney Rebels: 17-1 Gold Coast Sharks: Bye Round 5: Gold Coast Sharks def Sydney Rebels: 18-1 Northern Eagles def Crusaders: 6-1 Southern Suns drew Sunshine Coast Razorbacks: 4-4 Sydney Mets def Tropical Queensland Cyclones: 9-1 Brisbane City Cobra’s: Bye Womens 20 years- Round 4 Sydney Rebels def Brisbane City Cobras: 5-0 Gold Coast Sharks def Southern Suns: 5-4 Sydney Mets Sunshine Coast Razorbacks: 7-1 Tropical Queensland def Cyclones Crusaders 8-3 Hunter-Western Hornets: Bye Round 5: Gold Coast Sharks def Tropical Queensland Cyclones: 7-1 Southern Suns def Brisbane City Cobras: 8-3 Hunter-Western Hornets def Sunshine Coast Razorbacks: 7-5 Sydney Mets def Sydney Rebels: 4-2 Crusaders: Bye media contact: Rachel Moyle, 042 223 3165last_img read more

2010 Trans Tasman – Day 1

first_imgMen’s OpenAustralia suffered it’s first defeat of the series in the Men’s Open division going down 6-3 to a very quick and fierce New Zealand outfit.The game was played at lightning speeds going end to end in the first half, until Australia scored first with Australian Flag Bearer, Jamie Stowe, crossing out wide to record the first for the match. New Zealand hit back with the next three touchdowns to lead at half time 3-1.The second half saw speeds matching the first half but this time with a short dumping of rain made it difficult to keep balance and ball in hands. Both teams made numerous handling errors.New Zealand scored first, but then Australia put two quick touchdowns to be down by 1, but could keep hold of the game. New Zealand scored two touchdowns leading into the end of the game to record a three touchdown victory.New Zealand Wrap uphttp://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-6976-0-0-0&news_task=DETAIL&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=11116068&sectionID=125624 Women’s OpenAustralia recorded its second win of the series with the Women’s Open with a hard fought 4-1 win. Australia took after the Mixed in scoring off the tap off, and posted two more touchdowns shortly after to lead the first half 3-1. Australia found it difficult to get out of their half at times with numerous penalties around the ruck. Australia was the only team to score in the second half. The rain came down heavy for a couple of minutes making the ball very slippery for both teams and players losing their footing. Australia won by three touchdowns.New Zealand Wrap uphttp://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-6976-0-0-0&news_task=DETAIL&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=11116036&sectionID=125624 Mixed OpenThe Australian Mixed team, after a 3-0 whitewash in Wollongong (April 2009), started the Australian campaign off well with a 8-6 win. Australia came out firing, scoring touchdowns off their first three sets of six to lead 3-1. Australia continued its scoring ways, scoring the next three touchdowns to lead 6-1 at one stage. New Zealand scored just before half time to bring the score a little closer.The second half started New Zealand’s comeback as they got within one touchdown of Australia, behind 7-6 with only minutes to go. Australia scored late in the half to record a two touchdown win.New Zealand Wrap uphttp://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-6976-0-0-0&news_task=DETAIL&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=11116032&sectionID=125624last_img read more

10 months agoBrother of AC Milan signing Lucas Paqueta trialling with Monza

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Brother of AC Milan signing Lucas Paqueta trialling with Monzaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan signing Lucas Paqueta has been joined by brother Matheus in Italy.MilanNews reports Matheus is trialling with Silvio Berlusconi’s Monza.The Brazilian is training with Monza, who are currently 12th in the Serie C Girone B table.The club is situation very close to Milan, so the two brothers will be able to live nearby.Matheus currently plays for Brazilian second division side Avai. last_img

10 months agoTottenham watching Doherty situation at Wolves

first_imgTottenham watching Doherty situation at Wolvesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are watching Matt Doherty’s situation at Wolves.The right wing-back has been one of promoted Wolves’ star performers in the Premier League.He has three goals and four assists to help Nuno Espirito Santo’s men into the top 10.Now he is in talks for a new contract which will at least double his money.The Mirror says Tottenham are monitoring developments after being impressed with the former Bohemians player who moved to Wolves in 2010. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

9 months agoMan City edge ahead of Chelsea for Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba – this week

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City edge ahead of Chelsea for Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba – this weekby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHighly-rated Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba is on the brink of signing for Manchester City.Sport says City could sign Ilaix after Saturday, when the exciting prospect turns 16.Moriba is considered one of the most promising talents to come out of the famous La Masia academy for years, and Barcelona have offered him a contract higher than what they normally offer players of his age.But the report says that deal is still not close to what City can offer, with Juventus and Chelsea also trying to secure his services.City reportedly feel they are in pole position to sign the midfielder. last_img read more

a month agoKevin McCabe release statement after Sheffield Utd ruling

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kevin McCabe release statement after Sheffield Utd rulingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe legal team for Kevin McCabe have released a statement after a High Court ruling paved the way for HRH Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to become sole-owner of Sheffield United.McCabe has been ordered to sell his shareholding in the Premier League club’s parent company to the Saudi royal.In a statement, issued by public relations firm Tavistock Communications, a spokesperson said: “It will not surprise readers of the judgment to learn that the McCabes do not agree with every aspect of the judge’s decision.”However they are nevertheless grateful to the judge for the time and care he has taken over the judgment and they wish to make clear that in disagreeing with some of the conclusions they mean no disrespect to the judge.”Serious consideration is now being given, with the advisors to Sheffield United Limited, to an appeal against the judgment.” last_img read more

a month agoChelsea striker Abraham: My form thanks to teammates and manager

first_imgChelsea striker Abraham: My form thanks to teammates and managerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham credits his form to manager Frank Lampard and his teammates.Abraham drew a blank for their Champions League defeat to Valencia last night, but refuses to dwell on the result.”I have to give it (my personal form) to the manager and players,” he said. “I had a little situation against Liverpool where I missed a penalty myself and from there they just supported me and believed in me.”I’m playing with such great players who create chances, so I just have to be in the right place at the right time. It’s always nice to know manager believes in you. Every game you want to do your best for him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

6 days agoBurnley boss Dyche: VAR being used unwisely

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche: VAR being used unwiselyby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche says they were robbed of a point after seeing VAR rule out a late equaliser at Leicester City.The Clarets looked to have levelled the scores up at 2-2 in the 80th minute at the King Power Stadium, when Chris Wood’s effort cannoned off goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and hit team mate Jonny Evans on the chest before rolling into the gaping net.However, following a lengthy delay, referee Jon Moss ruled out the goal after VAR referee Andy Madley spotted a ‘trip’ on Evans that he claimed stopped the fallen defender from clearing off the line.But Dyche said: “Firstly, for the record I am a big fan of VAR. I think it will streamline and improve things.“When it’s used unwisely, like today, it’s a head-scratcher and today we are probably a cautionary tale of its development.“To start with, before the game the referee (Moss) told my coach that if he needed to use the screen at the side of the pitch, he would do, and to be tolerant if that was the case.“He didn’t use the screen and if you are not going to use it for instances like that, I’m not sure when you will ever use it.“Going to the moment of truth, if goals start not being given for that, we’re in trouble.“Chris (Wood) has clearly not changed his running gait and if you look at his eyes they are only for the ball.“The reason I’m bringing this level of detail up is that someone is sitting in a studio seeing everything I’m describing.“They see 15 different angles of what I’m saying, and Chris is quite obviously not deliberately trying to trip the player up – for starters.“Secondly, their lad is never going to get that ball and keep it out of the net in a million years.“If he did, he’d be the quickest player on earth, so therefore in a game when people are falling over constantly every week, you just look at this incident and say ‘it’s a goal’.” last_img read more

3 days ago​Robertson hails Liverpool teammate Lallana: A top, top professional

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Robertson hails Liverpool teammate Lallana: A top, top professionalby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool left back Andy Roberston was full of praise for midfielder Adam Lallana.The Englishman has not received too many chances to shine in the team this season.But when he came on for the Reds against Manchester United, he scored the Reds’ equaliser, which got them a point in a tight contest at Old Trafford.Speaking about Lallana after the game, Robertson told Liverpoolfc.com: “Amazing, because he struggled with injuries, he has come back and got injured again and stuff like that, so he has struggled.”Adam feels it as well because you can see when he is injured. Nobody likes it when you are injured, but he managed to pick himself up, he is now fit and he has been unbelievable this season in training. He has been giving 100 per cent.”In the changing rooms before games he is one of the loudest. He could easily be quiet as he is on the bench and not playing. But the way he has conducted himself – and, to be fair, [along with] all of the lads who haven’t played as much as they would have wanted – Adam is a top, top professional and a top, top guy.”I’m absolutely delighted for him that he could get on the end of it. “When he came on I thought he was brilliant and I thought he changed the game. To get that goal, it will do a world of good for him and his confidence and I think we’ll see a lot more from him.” last_img read more

Nebraska Fans Are Not Happy With This Adrian Martinez ‘Snub’

first_imgAdrian Martinez warms up for Nebraska.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers warms up before the game against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Adrian Martinez had a marvelous true freshman quarterback season for Nebraska football, even amid the adversity that hit the program early in the year, and his own injuries.Martinez finished the season with 2,617 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and eight interceptions on a 64.6-percent completion rate, and a solid 7.54 yards per attempt.He was also second on Nebraska’s roster with both 629 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.Most years, that would be good enough to win an offensive freshman of the year award. However, that wasn’t the case for Martinez in 2018.Purdue had its own superstar frosh this fall: wide receiver Rondale Moore. While Martinez was among the Big Ten’s best quarterbacks in year one, Moore was one of the best offensive weapons in the entire country.He finished first in the nation with 103 receptions, 10th in yardage (1,164), and seventh in receiving touchdowns (12). Moore also ran for 203 yards on 18 attempts, with one score. Add in return yardage, and Moore was fourth in the FBS in total yardage.Most of us find it hard to argue with Rondale Moore winning Big Ten Freshman of the Year, but Nebraska football fans aren’t happy with Adrian Martinez missing out.They made themselves known on Twitter after the award was announced.Absolute BS. The best freshman was Adrian Martinez, by a long shot #GBR— PowersBrewing (@PowersWilliamA) November 28, 2018Martinez>Moore.— Spencer Braun (@spencer_braun) November 28, 2018@BigTenNetwork I think you misspelled Adrian Martinez!— Jeff Maschka (@JMaschka) November 29, 2018#AdrianMartinez— ❄️Shellie Y Griffiths❄️ (@yshellie) November 29, 2018Really? ? #GBR— Levi Kalb (@LeviMKalb) November 29, 2018A.Martinez 4 B1G FOTY! Not takin anything away from Moore, he’s a hell of a talent. IMO it takes a little more skill to be 18 yrs old & play QB in the big house, Madison & Columbus all while the team learns a NEW offense. Than it is to receive a kick, handoff or to catch a ball.— Tyler Cheech Reed (@ReedTyler84) November 28, 2018Ultimately, this doesn’t really matter. Martinez is a star and Nebraska fans get to enjoy him for another two or three years.They also have to deal with Moore in their division for that same period of time.With Frost elevating Nebraska and Jeff Brohm spurning his alma mater Louisville to stay at Purdue, the Big Ten West should be pretty fun for the foreseeable future.last_img read more

Nebraska Football Expected To Have A Slew Of Early Enrollees

first_imgScott Frost roams the sideline for Nebraska.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches late game action against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska football signed the majority of its 2019 recruiting class last week.23 Huskers players signed their Letters of Intent to play for Scott Frost and his staff.The two lone holdouts are a pair of junior college players: guard Desmond Bland and running back Dedrick Mills.The group is ranked No. 4 in the Big Ten and No. 24 in the nation. There’s also a chance that Nebraska can add to it ahead of National Signing Day in February.A large chunk of the Nebraska football recruiting class is expected to enroll early for the school’s spring semester.That will give those players a leg up, as they can get started with class and participate in spring football.According to the Omaha World-Herald, seven future Nebraska players are expected to be early enrollees.The list includes half of the class’ four-star talents: linebacker Nick Henrich, quarterback Luke McCaffrey, and running back Wandale Robinson.At least seven Nebraska signees in the 2019 cycle are expected to enroll early.Two are defenders: Omaha Burke inside linebacker Nick Henrich and outside linebacker Garrett Nelson of Scottsbluff. Others include tight end Chris Hickman (Burke), quarterback Luke McCaffrey (Littleton, Colorado), receiver Jamie Nance (Blanchard, Oklahoma), running back Wandale Robinson (Frankfort, Kentucky) and Garden City (Kan.) Community College running back Dedrick Mills.Mills was expected to be an early enrollee, but did not wind up signing with Nebraska last week. He may still do so, but won’t enroll early, barring an unexpected change.The Huskers did land and sign three-star offensive tackle Brant Banks who is a potential early enrollee as well.Nebraska’s 2019 class should be a very strong one for Frost, as he and his staff look to build on the momentum created late this season after a rough start.[Omaha World-Herald]last_img read more

New B/R Mock Draft Has 5 Iowa Football Players Selected

first_imgT.J. Hockenson catches a pass for Iowa against Northwestern.IOWA CITY, IOWA- NOVEMBER 10: Tight End T.J. Hockenson #38 of the Iowa Hawkeyes catches a pass during the first half in front of defensive back Travis Whillock #7 of the Northwestern Wildcats on November 10, 2018 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Iowa football hasn’t had five players selected in the NFL Draft since 2012, when six Hawkeyes were selected.That could come to a change this year.Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller released a new seven-round mock draft, and he has five Iowa Hawkeyes being selected.Things start out at the end of the first round, where one former Hawkeye could replace a legend.Miller has Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson going with the final pick of the first round to the New England Patriots.Future Hall of Famer Rob Gronkowski has heavily hinted that he my retire after this latest Super Bowl run, after considering it following last season. Hockenson was one of the breakout stars for Iowa this year.From Bleacher Report:As Rob Gronkowski nears the end to his Hall of Fame career, the New England Patriots have to think about his replacement. With a deep tight end class in front of them, the Patriots select a player similar to Gronk in Iowa’s T.J. Hockenson.A talented blocker and receiver, Hockenson can play Gronk’s role as a do-it-all tight end. Part of what makes Gronkowski so valuable in New England is his ability as a blocker and receiver. Hockenson isn’t at his level but has many of the same traits and could fit seamlessly into the Patriots offense.He isn’t the only tight end that could head to the NFL from Iowa City.With the very next pick, Miller has the Arizona Cardinals taking Noah Fant, who formed an impressive duo with Hockenson this season.The rest of the Iowa players in the mock draft:4th Round, 97th pick: S Armani Hooker – San Francisco 49ers 5th Round: DL Anthony Nelson – Arizona Cardinals 7th Round: OC Keegan Render – Miami DolphinsHockenson would be Iowa’s first first-round pick since 2015, when offensive tackle Brandon Scherff went fifth overall to Washington.[Bleacher Report]last_img read more

Oregon Releases Statement On Jim Leavitt’s Departure

first_imga wide shot of oregon football's autzen stadiumAutzen Stadium from the south side before the Oregon Ducks against the Washington State Cougars at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon lost to Washington State 55-16. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)The Oregon Ducks made a major staff announcement this week. After plenty of speculation about defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt’s future, the team has decided on his future.On Thursday, the team announced that they had mutually parted ways with Leavitt. In a statement from the team, the school announced that it would be buying out his remaining contract, worth $2.5 million.Originally hired by former Oregon head coach Willie Taggart in 2017, Leavitt was retained by new head coach Mario Cristobal in 2018. In his first year at the helm of the defense, Leavitt improved the defense from 126th the year before to 82nd in 2017.Under his watch, the Ducks saw some defensive improvement in 2018, but still allowed 21 points or more in all but three games.In the statement, Oregon also announced that it would be conducting a “nation-wide search” for the team’s replacement at defensive coordinator.Defensive staff change for @oregonfootball #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/SYdY2JuqUQ— Rob Moseley (@DuckFootball) February 14, 2019The 62-year-old Leavitt has significant experience in both the college and NFL ranks.He served as a linebackers coach under Jim Harbaugh for the San Francisco 49ers from 2011 to 2014 before being hired by Colorado in 2015.Leavitt has also served as head coach of the South Florida Bulls, leading them to a 95-57 record during his 13 years at the helm and five straight bowl games upon joining the Big East in 2005.last_img read more

Realme 3 vs Redmi Note 7: How these under Rs 10,000 phones compare

first_imgRealme 3 vs Redmi Note 7: How these under Rs 10,000 phones compareOverall, both the Realme 3 and the Redmi Note 7 are great looking smartphones under Rs 10,000 and run on Android Pie-based on ColorOS 6.0 and MIUI 10, respectively. Sneha Saha New DelhiMarch 4, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 20:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme has launched the Realme 3 in India on Monday for a starting price of Rs 8,999.Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in India last week for a starting price of Rs 9,999.Both the Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7 are beautiful looking phones.Realme has launched the Realme 3 in India on Monday for a starting price of Rs 8,999. With the Realme 3 the Chinese smartphone maker aims to take on the likes of Xiaomi’s newly announced Redmi Note 7. Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in India last week for a starting price of Rs 9,999 which is Rs 1,000 more than the Realme 3. The key highlights of the Realme 3 are its gradient finish, its powerful processor which is Helio P70 and dew drop notch which equips the 13MP selfie camera, dual rear cameras and 4,230mAh battery. One of the best bits is that the Realme 3 comes with Android Pie-based ColorOS 6.0 out-of-the-box.Overall, both the Realme 3 and the Redmi Note 7 are great looking smartphones under Rs 10,000. The Realme 3 comes with gradient finish or in simple words dual tone design, the Redmi Note 7 doesn’t include the gradient design like the Note 7 Pro but comes in eye catchy colours like Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue. The Realme 3 comes in two colours — Radiant Blue, Classic Black and Dynamic Black. Let’s take a quick look at what these two new budget phones offers to the consumers.–The Realme 3 sports a smaller screen than the Redmi Note 7. The Realme 3 features a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520×720) display with 19:9 aspect ratio. While the Redmi Note 7 sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ LTPS display with screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Notably, the Realme 3 uses HD+ panel while the Redmi Note 7 comes with a full HD+ panel.–Both the Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7 are beautiful looking phones. As far as the build quality is concerned both the Realme and Redmi phones are pretty sturdy. The Realme 3 uses plastic for its back panel while the Redmi Note 7 includes Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back panel. On the front the Realme 3 uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3.advertisement–As for the performance we are yet to test the Realme as well as Redmi phone properly but both the phones appear to offer great performance for their price. The Realme 3 is powered by a 2.1GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset while the Redmi Note 7 is powered by 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset. The Redmi Note 7 and the Realme 3 come in two variants — 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. –We are yet to test the cameras of the Redmi Note 7 and the Realme 3 but on paper the back and front cameras of both the phones appear to be pretty impressive for their price. The Realme 3 includes dual cameras on the back including primary 13MP sensor and 2MP secondary sensor. Notably, the primary camera gets a f/1.8 aperture, PDAF and 5P lens, while the secondary camera is for capturing portrait shots. On the front the Realme 3 includes a 13MP f/2.0 camera for selfies. The Redmi Note 7, in comparison, also includes a dual camera system on the rear panel. On the back the Redmi Note 7 includes a primary 12MP sensor and secondary 5MP sensor for capturing depth shots. On the front the Redmi Note 7 includes a 13MP selfie shooter with lots of AI features.–The Realme 3 houses a 4,230mAh battery while the Redmi Note 7 includes a 4,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4. On the software front both the Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7 run Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box based on ColorOS 6.0 and MIUI 10, respectively.–The Realme 3 comes with micro USB support while the Redmi Nte 7 comes with Type-C support. Both the Realme and Redmi phones come with 3.5mm headphone jack.Realme 3 vs Redmi Note 7: Price and availabilityThe Realme 3 will go on sale in India on March 12 on Flipkart while the Redmi Note 7 will be available in the country for the first time on March 6. As for the pricing the Realme 3 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage model has been priced at Rs 8,999 while the 4GB/64GB variant comes for Rs 10,999. In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 3GB RAM/32GB storage comes for Rs 9,999 while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage has been priced at Rs 11,999. The Realme 3 will be available in two colours Radiant Blue, Classic Black, and Dynamic Black, while the Redmi Note 7 will sell in three colours — Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue.ALSO READ | Realme 3 with Helio P70, ColorOS 6, dewdrop display launched starting at Rs 8,999ALSO READ | Realme 3 launched: Key specs, features, India price and everything you need to knowALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Redmi Note 6 Pro: 48MP camera, glass back and everything different in new NoteGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow RedmiFollow RealmeFollow android Nextlast_img read more

Praful Patel disappointed with I-League clubs dropping out of Super Cup

first_img Next Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 6, 2019UPDATED: April 6, 2019 18:27 IST Praful Patel, president of AIFF, expressed disappointment at the I-League clubs’ refusal to turn up for the Super Cup. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPraful Patel, president of AIFF, expressed disappointment at the I-League clubs’ refusal to turn up for the Super CupThree days before the start of the Super Cup last month, seven I-League clubs pulled out of the tournamentPatel, a member of parliament, said his first priority is the betterment of Indian footballPraful Patel saturday said his unprecedented election to the FIFA Council means more tournaments, international friendlies and exposure for India, besides a chance to operate in close proximity to the developed football nations.All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Patel won with a record-breaking margin, securing 38 out of the 46 votes at the 29th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) congress in Kuala Lumpur.”This signifies India’s place in world football. This will give us more voice. We would look to get more tournaments, international friendlies, exposure for our kids,” Patel told PTI during an interview.The responsibility as a #FIFA Council member is huge. I would not only be representing my own country but the entire continent. Thank you all for your confidence for rapid progress of football in #Asia.@IndianFootball @theafcdotcom @FIFAcom #AFCCongress2019 #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/P6KxbE57boPraful Patel (@praful_patel) April 6, 2019This will also help in terms of football education, coaching and providing exposure to India’s players abroad.The 62-year-old, a member of parliament, at the same time, expressed disappointment at the I-League clubs’ refusal to turn up for the Super Cup.”Despite my busy schedule because of the general elections back home and today’s FIFA Council, I assured them that I would meet from April 11 to 14,” Patel said.”But, despite my assurance, they acted in a manner that is unbecoming of sportsmanship. What is the point of having this meeting now since they have pulled out of the Super Cup,” he added.He may have become a member of the prestigious FIFA Council but Patel said his first priority remains the betterment of Indian football.advertisementHonoured and humbled to be the first Indian to be elected as a member of the #FIFA Council.In this new role and as the #AIFF President, I shall work to the best of my abilities to strengthen the game of #football worldwide and among #Asian countries.@IndianFootball @FIFAcomPraful Patel (@praful_patel) April 6, 2019″Regarding the future road-map of Indian football, we are all working hard in the right direction, I can assure you all.”Three days before the start of the Super Cup last month, seven I-League clubs pulled out of the tournament citing unfair treatment by the AIFF, plunging the game into chaos.The AIFF chief assured the aggrieved clubs that he would meet them and try to address their concerns. However, some of the clubs were not fully convinced by Patel’s assurances.Though he is disappointed with the clubs’ attitude back home, Patel said his induction into world football’s apex body will definitely further the game in India.”This will also help us to sign more and more Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the developed football nations,” the seasoned administrator said.If his election to the FIFA Council was not unprecedented enough, Patel also addressed the delegation for the 29th AFC congress on behalf of its president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who was mourning the demise of his mother.Patel was accompanied by AIFF general secretary Kushal Das and senior vice-president Subrata Datta.The AIFF chief was one of the eight candidates vying for the spot in the election which was held during the 29th AFC (Asian Football Confederations) Congress in the Malaysian capital.A total of five candidates, including Patel, was elected in addition to the AFC president, and one female member for the term 2019-2013.Under Patel’s leadership, AIFF has been awarded with the AFC’s President Recognition award for grassroots at the AFC Annual Awards in 2014 in Manila, and was given an award for the AFC Best Developing Member Association at the in 2016.Also Read | AIFF president Praful Patel becomes first Indian to be elected as FIFA Council memberAlso Read | Super Cup 2019: AIFF turns down I-League clubs’ request to replay qualifiersFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Praful PatelFollow All India Football FederationFollow I-League clubFollow Super Cup 2019 Praful Patel disappointed with I-League clubs dropping out of Super CupAll India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel expressed disappointment at the I-League clubs’ refusal to turn up for the Super Cup.advertisementlast_img read more