TagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Rangers boss Gerrard confirms interest in Everton midfielder Dowellby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard has confirmed interest in Everton midfielder Kieran Dowell.The Everton youngster has only featured in the Carabao Cup this term and could leave on loan in January.Gerrard has watched the youngster closely and may look to tie up a deal.He said, “He’s an Under-21 international.”He’s a player I admire but there’s not really anything else to say on that at the moment as he’s an Everton player.”
Spurs goalscorer Alli: The bottle? It makes the win sweeterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Dele Alli shrugged off being struck by a plastic bottle during their Carabao Cup quarterfinal win over Arsenal.Alli and Son Heung-min struck for the 2-0 win.On being hit by the bottle, Alli smiled: “It is what it is. It made the goal a bit sweeter and the win.”He continued: “We knew how important it was today, a big test. It was a strong performance in the end.”Son is a passionate guy and brings his character out on the pitch. He’s one of the fastest players I’ve seen, I didn’t have a doubt he would finish.”When I went through for my goal I knew I had to time my run and keep my composure.”Son also stated: “It’s a big derby, last time we were here we didn’t have a great result and this is a special night. We go for the semi-final.”I was happy with the goal, thanks to Dele for the pass. I always make the run and it was great timing. We are on the way, we are positive.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Bournemouth boss Howe insists Mousset not for saleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe insists Lys Mousset is not for sale.The French forward, linked with Fulham, played in Bournemouth’s 1-0 loss at Chelsea and Howe said he was impressed with his performance. Of Mousset he said: “I thought he did very, very well tonight. That’s probably his best performance for the club. “His fitness levels were much improved. Technically I thought he produced a really high level game. And he’s a big part of our future.”Mousset has struggled for games since joining Bournemouth in a £5.4m deal from Le Havre in 2016, making just seven Premier League starts. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ex-Crystal Palace owner Jordan slates Solskjaer: Man Utd don’t want himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has slammed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his appointment as Manchester United caretaker manager.Jordan insists the on-loan Molde coach doesn’t deserve the job.He told talkSPORT: “Solskjaer can’t lose.“He was always going to walk in the door, he was always going to pick the big players, he’s not going to make any unpopular decisions and he’s not going to have any confrontation, so all of the players who felt wronged or maligned or not as important as they’d like to be are not going to have that on their toes anymore.“This is all about the players, it’s all about someone walking into an environment simply being able to lighten the mood, and if that’s worth £2million or £3million for six months, I don’t know what to say about football.“But it’s no surprise to me they beat Cardiff, it’s no surprise to me they beat Huddersfield, it’s no surprise to me that Pogba has got his boots on – none of it was a surprise to me.“The next culprit to pop over the horizon will be [Alexis] Sanchez, he’ll start to play now because they’re all getting what they want.“I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no tactical genius, he isn’t doing anything that anybody with half a brain who understands football couldn’t do, which is deliver good news.“These kids in this dressing room only want good news, they don’t want reality or want their noses put out of joint.“The worst thing that could happen to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United is if he gets the job long-term.“Like what happened to Roberto Di Matteo at Chelsea, if he wins anything of significance and has to be kept there against the real wishes of the club and then gets taken out later, that would be the worst thing for both him and the club.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Klopp insists no BVB formula for Liverpool seasonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has not implemented a specific plan for Liverpool’s title-run. The German won the Bundesliga twice with Borussia Dortmund, temporarily displacing perennial favourites Bayern Munich.Liverpool are currently perched on top of the Premier League table, but Klopp says there is no formula to successfully win the title.”If it happens, we will see how we deal with it,” he said. “There is nothing we can prepare. It sounds like a luxury problem to be honest.”I didn’t write it down when I was at Dortmund, saying ‘we dealt with it like that’ – we didn’t deal with it like that. We will see. It’s life and in life you always find a solution as long as you are healthy.”Our people have learnt a lot in the last couple of years. They trust the team again and all the things around are not important.”You need luck with players injury-wise and in the games, you need all that, the key moments, and we don’t know if that will happen.”We don’t think about it really – that’s the truth. Who thinks in January about being champions? When I was with Dortmund, we were always in the tunnel because we had no time to think about anything else.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Inter Milan coach Conte: Barcelona more worried facing usby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte insists they’ll face Champions League opponents Barcelona full of confidence.Conte says it will be Barca who’ll be more concerned.“We want to make our fans proud, playing a type of football that excites them and with which they can identify themselves,” Conte told UEFA’s official website.“It’s difficult to set objectives, so we’ll see along the way. The important thing is to give 110 percent and have no regrets.“I know how difficult it is to win the Champions League and I know how painful it is to lose a Final.“It’s a competition in which one incident, like a shot that goes in or bounces away after hitting the post, can change everything.“There are many factors to consider, such as form, suspensions and the fixture list. Having Barcelona in our group will be fascinating.“It’ll be a game that pushes us to give our best. I also believe they won’t be happy to face Inter.“Facing the big teams will be the best way for us to see where we are.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen on penalty save: I went with feelingby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was proud of his clean sheet for their 0-0 draw at Champions League opponents Borussia Dortmund.The German international made a string of fine saves in the game to ensure Barça kept a clean sheet, including stopping Marco Reus’ penalty. “I think they had some clear chances at times when we weren’t organised very well, but I think we played well,” Ter Stegen said after the game. “With the quality they have, it’s difficult to avoid (them having chances).” Ter Stegen, who kept his first clean sheet of the season, said that “we’re happy in the end because we have got a point here.” As for his penalty save from Germany teammate Reus, he added: “It’s difficult to study him because he always changes. It was just a feeling that I had and I am happy to have saved it.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd boss Solskjaer: I’m not doubting myselfby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he won’t doubt himself despite growing pressure surrounding his job security.The Norwegian heads into Monday’s clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford with United sitting 10th after collecting eight points from six games.”I’m not doubting myself. If I doubted myself, then I think the rest of the world would as well,” Solskjaer said.”We have loads of discussions as a club and believe in what we are doing.”I can’t think, ‘I need a player’, because it’s my reputation on the line – no, it’s the club.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
kaileon herbert top 3 decision dateFour-star offensive tackle Kai-Leon Hebert has announced both his final three schools and the day he’ll make his decision between them. Herbert broke the news on Twitter, confirming that Michigan, Miami and Florida are the only three programs left competing for his services. He’ll be making his decision next Wednesday – July 6.Herbert, who hails from Fort Lauderdale, thanked all of the programs that offered him. July 6th pic.twitter.com/8YlcxSFOPb— Kai-Leon Herbert (@KHerb17) July 1, 2016Herbert is a 6-foot-5, 285-pound player for the class of 2017. He’s the 31st-best player from the state of Florida, per 247 Sports.
Instagram/UofOklahomaLEGOs are cool, but they’re even cooler when reenacting one of the greatest plays in college football history. It’s “The Play” between Texas and Oklahoma.Texas and Oklahoma will do battle in the Red River Showdown this weekend marking the 111th meeting between the two schools. The two teams share a long history together, but there is one play that has stood the test of time for 15 years now.We present to you “The Play” with a little help from some LEGOs and incredible camera work:This is just so well done.“The Play” occurred in 2001 when the Sooners led the Longhorns 7-3 with 2:06 left in the fourth quarter. Texas was backed up on their own three-yard line and couldn’t afford a mistake.As soon as Chris Simms got the snap, Roy Williams was already mid-air in a Superman like position. He proceeded to pop the ball right into Teddy Lehman’s hands who scampered into the end zone securing the Sooner victory.The Longhorns and Sooners kick off at 12:00 p.m. EST on Saturday.