Month: October 2019
Brighton boss Hughton says Duffy ready for Aubameyang showdownby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton says Shane Duffy will be up for his clash with Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Irish central defender is back from a ban in place of suspended partner Lewis Dunk against Arsenal at the Amex today.Hughton told The Argus: “One thing that hasn’t changed about Arsenal is they can score goals and have got plenty of goalscorers.”Offensively they are a very good team and playing in a style that gives them very good possession.”But that’s what it’s about. If you are a defender, although very conscious it’s going to be a very difficult day for you, you want to play against the best players.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Mounie thanks Huddersfield away support after Fulham defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie praised the traveling support after defeat at Fulham.Over 2,000 Huddersfield supporters were in London for the 1-0 loss.Mpounie told htafc.com: “Our fans are always amazing and amazing to me as well.“I will thank them for that, they are always behind us and appreciate us and we all appreciate that.“That’s why I am sad today because we don’t give them enough, give them wins or draws to cheer and that’s why I’m really sad.“I hope they will keep going because we need that, we need their full support until the end of the season.“The dressing room, today, is very sad with the result, but we have the quality to change these results.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lampard: Chelsea fans are smart. They know we’re improvingby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard believes that everyone who follows the club knows they are improving.Lampard was speaking about the disappointing 2-1 loss to Liverpool.He believes the team are making progress on all fronts and thinks that fans can see that progression with their eyes.”Chelsea fans are smart in terms of football,” Lampard said to the club’s official website.”The older fans have seen a lot and those from the more modern era have seen a lot with different managers and different styles, but they are certainly now in a position where I think they are really behind us in terms of where we are at.”That is a club with a ban that has lost Eden and two strikers from what we had last year in terms of Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain. “Now we have younger players who I think the fans are very ready to be patient with. And they will need to be, but at the same time the rules always remain the same, if you show passion and fight and desire to play for the club, as we showed, then fans will respect that whether you win, lose or draw.”That is why the performance was appreciated and when you lose, sometimes that is when you need it even more. “It is that feeling of togetherness and now the players must take that on and show that every week. The same desires, the same passion, keep improving all the time and move forward.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum: No pressure to score goalsby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum says he doesn’t feel pressure to score goals.Wijnaldum netted for the first time since his double against Barcelona in Saturday’s hard-fought win over Sheffield United, but says he feels no responsibility to chip in with goals.“No, I don’t really think about that,” he said. “Everyone is responsible. We try to put everyone in a position to score, but it’s not always easy to go into the box.“Sometimes there are enough people in the box during an attack, so you have to stay out. We just try and mix everything up.”
Brighton striker Maupay on Lloris: I had no ideaby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton striker Neal Maupay insists he had no idea Hugo Lloris was injured when scoring against Tottenham.Maupay struck in the 3-0 win as Lloris suffered a horror elbow injury.”I scored my goal and I’m going to celebrate. I turn around and see that Hugo is still on the ground. I did not understand since there was no contact. Then in the stadium, the cheers are gone. “Unfortunately, I saw the picture. These are images that we do not like to see. “I hope that it will not be too serious and that he will be able to recover quickly,” Maupay told RMC Sport. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say New AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli names backroom teamby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli has named his backroom team.Pioli will be joined by his long-standing assistant manager Giacomo Murelli, fitness coach Francesco Perondi and son Gianmarco Pioli as match analyst.Other members of staff are Davide Lucarelli, Luciano Vulcano, fitness coaches Luca Monguzzi, Marco Vago, Matteo Osti and Roberto Peressutti.Pioli has also chosen to retain Luigi Turci and Daniele Bonera from the Marco Giampaolo era.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lucas Digne full of pride wearing Everton captain’s armbandby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLucas Digne was full of pride wearing the captain’s armband for Everton yesterday.The fullback led the Blues to victory over West Ham.Digne told Canal Plus: “Our captain was suspended and Gylfi (Sigurdsson) was not starting, so I knew I was going to be captain. “The coach had spoken to me. I took it with a lot of pleasure. It’s an honuor to be captain of this team because they are great guys, it’s a big club. It’s a big responsibility. “The coach gives me confidence and I can be proud.”
Liverpool’s Nike deal to fall well short of Man Utd equivalentby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool’s expected deal with Nike is set to fall well short of what Manchester United has with adidas.The Daily Mail says Liverpool’s current deal with New Balance expires at the end of this season but the Premier League leaders have been dragged to court by their current supplier.Terms of the agreement emerged in court on Friday with Nike paying the Premier League leaders a flat fee of £30m per season.Liverpool project that could reach £70m with royalties, merchandise sales and on-field bonuses.And while that is a hefty increase on their £40m-a-year deal with New Balance, it still leaves the Reds trailing their fierce rivals.United’s current agreement with Adidas is also worth a staggering £75m-a-year over 10 years, having come into play in 2014. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
dan patrick texas shaka smartThis past Thursday, Texas officially hired Shaka Smart away from VCU to replace Rick Barnes, who spent 17 season in Austin. In the days since, Smart has been on a bit of a media tour to talk about the move, along with how he plans to turn the Longhorns into an elite squad. Monday, he joined Dan Patrick to chat about his experience so far.In the below clip, Smart talks about how he was offered the job, how he plans on succeeding at a “football school”, and how he’s willing to eventually develop a hatred for Oklahoma. Check it out:Smart inherits a team that underachieved a bit this past year, so he’s going to need to restore faith in the program. It sounds like he’s up for the task.
keyshawn young USCThe B2G Elite Camp is taking place this weekend in Thousand Oaks, Calif., featuring some of the top high school talent in the country. Miami (Fla.) Senior wide receiver Keyshawn Young is in attendance, and he left quite an impression on a particular defensive back during today’s 1-on-1 session. Here’s the video of Young juking the backpedaling corner so bad, he falls to the ground.WR Keyshawn Young shook a DB to the ground at B2G Elite Camp. pic.twitter.com/VJZfrYWbkL— Luke Stampini (@LukeStampini) June 13, 2015That’s nasty. A three-star prospect, Young has a bevy of big-time offers, and it looks like he’ll be a nice pick up for whichever school lands him.