Arsenal boss Emery: I’ll enjoy my first Premier League Christmas – if we winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is sure he’ll enjoy his first Premier League Christmas – if they win their games.Having worked in Spain, Russia and France, Emery is more used to spending time with his family over the festive period. Instead, he was with his squad on Christmas Day finalising plans for this evening’s visit to Brighton.The Spaniard said: “Usually the holidays come around perfectly for us every time, but I am still going to enjoy it working.”I think it’s very important for the supporters (to see teams play over Christmas). “Playing against Brighton is perfect, Liverpool (Saturday) is perfect and playing on January 1 against Fulham is perfect. We are going to enjoy it… but only if we win.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd, Real Madrid target Eder Militao favours England optionby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePorto defender Eder Militao is keen on a move to England.Militao is a target for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez this month.However, UOL Esporte says Militao favours a move to England.The Porto defender has been linked with Real Madrid in recent weeks with Militao looking set to depart at the end of the campaign.Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United are all credited with interest from England in the 20-year-old, who has a release clause of £45m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea striker Abraham breaks Hazard record with trebleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham broke a record held by Eden Hazard in victory at Wolves.He is now the youngest player to score a hat-trick at the club.The 21-year-old was on fire against Wolves, netting his first on the 34-minute mark before bagging two more either side of the half time break.Hazard previously held the record for being the youngest player at Chelsea to score a hat-trick in a professional game against Newcastle back in 2014.But Hazard was 23 at the time in the 3-0 win, meaning Abraham has beaten the record by a staggering two years.Abraham has also become the first English player to score a hat-trick for Chelsea since Frank Lampard all the way back in 2011. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba out of AZ tripby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of their Europa League trip to AZ Alkmaar.Pogba is out of the tie due to a recurrence of a foot injury he picked up in August.The Frenchman sustained the knock in the draw at Southampton at the start of the season and is yet to fully recover.He played 90 minutes in both the Carabao Cup win over Rochdale and the Premier League draw with Arsenal in the past week but will not travel to Holland for Thursday’s game. A United statement said: “Following a specialist’s opinion, Paul Pogba requires a period of further rest & conservative treatment for the foot injury he sustained in the game against Southampton in August.”
Arsenal boss Emery: Martinelli not a strikerby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery does not see Gabriel Martinelli as a striker despite his two goal performance against Standard Liege on Thursday.Playing as the Gunners’ leading man, Martinelli took his season tally to four from two starts in the resounding 4-0 victory.But Emery does not think the Brazilian will continue to play as a number nine.He said: “He prefers to play as a left winger – he also played as a right winger. I am using him as a striker because he played in that position in Brazil.”Striker is not the best position for him. But the first thing in his mind is to help us.”Tonight his performance and his aptitude was amazing.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Everton boss Silva has three matches to save jobby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva has been handed three matches to save his job.The Daily Star says Silva has been told he has the next three matches to save his job on Merseyside.The Portuguese manager has endured a nightmare start to the season with the Toffees, taking just two victories from eight matches played.Everton, at this early point in the season, find themselves in the relegation zone and Silva has been told time is running out.Silva believed he would be sacked during the international break, following Everton’s lacklustre defeat by Burnley.Crisis talks are said to have taken place at Goodison, during which Silva was informed the results of the next three games would have large bearing on his future. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Liverpool listening to offers for Lallanaby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are willing to listen to offers for midfielder Adam Lallana in the January transfer window.Lallana is one of the favourites of manager Jurgen Klopp, but with the competition for places so intense, especially in midfield, his chances are limited.He has only played one game for the team this term, in the Carabao Cup.Football Insider says the 31-year-old could be moved on this winter or in the summer.The Reds can activate a clause to extend his deal, which expires this summer, by another year.A winter sale is possible, but less likely as the club may not want to weaken boss Klopp’s squad midseason.
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Twitter/PlayoffThis Monday, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers will meet in the College Football Playoff title game – capping off what’s been an incredible 2015 season. But we’re already looking ahead to 2016. We have a feeling that fans of every other team in the nation are too.Last year, we put together a list of the 13 teams that could eventually prevail and win the national championship. Three of those teams – Clemson, Alabama and Michigan State – reached the College Football Playoff. Of course, two of them are in the title game.This year, we’ve gone ahead and done the same. Unfortunately, given the tier-system in college football regarding talent, the field is never wide open. Year over year, the same programs, more or less, are capable of putting together title contenders. In some sense, college football is more predictable than many of the other popular sports in our country.Which 13 teams actually have a chance to play for it all next year? Let’s find out:The Only 13 Teams That Can Win >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14
Marcelo Bielsa has been labelled ‘a bit autistic’ by two former France players that were familiar with his work at Marseille.Frank Leboeuf and Christophe Dugarry have slammed the Leeds manager for his behaviour during his spell with the Ligue 1 club between 2014 and 2015.Leeds have been top of the Championship table for the majority of the season, with many backing Bielsa to lead the Yorkshire club to the Premier League for the first time in 15 years. 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? But the Argentine’s first campaign in England has not been short of controversy, with the 63-year-old coming in for criticism when it emerged he was sending spies to watch Leeds’ opponents train earlier this season.Leboeuf, who played for Marseille between 2001 and 2003, says he has no respect for Bielsa and claims the Leeds boss once totally ignored one of his players in a lift during his time in charge of the French outfit.”He’s somebody I don’t like. I don’t like his life philosophy. I don’t like how he manages a group and for me he’s shown nothing,” the Frenchman told RMC Sport.”To take the lift in the morning with your captain, to not say hello and to not even look at him, there’s a bit of a problem.”Dugarry was also critical of Bielsa and went as far as to say that some of his behaviour was ‘a bit autistic’.”It’s the way he treats people, journalists, it’s a bit autistic, isn’t it?”The pair also went on to suggest that Bielsa’s staff have no respect for him and continued to hit out at the Argentine for his conduct.Leeds are currently sat in second place in the Championship having been leapfrogged by Norwich City after they were beaten by the Canaries at Elland Road on Saturday.
With FIFA 20 now announced, this is the final stretch of FIFA 19 Ultimate Team content. The Team of the Season (TOTS) event has been going on for the last few weeks and the final squad was recently revealed with the Rest of the World team, handing out cards to players from the remaining leagues.However, with so many leagues there were always going to be a few good players missing out and some FIFA fans are particularly annoyed about the omission of Celtic’s James Forrest.The Scotsman had an incredible season, playing a huge part in his club’s Scottish Premier League title win with 11 goals and nine assists which earned him the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award as well as three inform cards and a Man of the Match card on FIFA 19. Yet, the SPL only received one TOTS card, which was handed to James Tavernier of Celtic’s bitter rivals Rangers. 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? To be fair, Tavernier was also fully deserving of an upgrade considering the defender’s remarkable tally of 17 goals and 20 assists in all competitions this season. The right-back’s new card has now overtaken Forrest’s MOTM card as the highest-rated SPL card on FIFA 19 Ultimate Team and is selling for about 40,000 coins in the FUT market.While Tavernier had a very good season, it seems odd that Forrest wasn’t included too. Some fans speculated that the snub was due to Celtic’s partnership with FIFA’s video game rival Pro Evolution Soccer.However, that conspiracy theory doesn’t hold up as Rangers are also partnered with the Konami game. The entire league is partnered with PES though which may be why the SPL only received one TOTS card.And Scottish fans should perhaps count themselves lucky as some leagues didn’t receive any blue cards, including Australia’s Hyundai A-League. That decision upset some fans who had been hoping for an upgrade to pacey golden boot winner Roy Krishna who scored 18 goals last season.Meanwhile, Greece champions PAOK FC received two TOTS cards with Varela and Vierinha. With so many leagues in FIFA now it appears it’s harder than ever for EA to balance the ROTW TOTS – maybe it’s time for an expansion to the FUT promotion?