TagsTransfersAbout 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.
Tottenham 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 say
TagsTransfersAbout 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.
About 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.”
Chelsea 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 say
About 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’.”
About 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.”
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.
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]
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]