10 months agoMan Utd scouting team felt ignored by Mourinho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd scouting team felt ignored by Mourinhoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United’s scouting team felt ignored by former manager Jose Mourinho, it has been revealed.The Mirror says the club now have 60 scouts at their disposal around the world.But chief scout Jim Lawlor and head of development John Murtough were marginalised by Mourinho during his two-and-a-half year reign in Manchester.The Portuguese preferred to use his own trusted network of scouts and agents when it came to recruiting players.That led to a difference of opinion on the players Mourinho felt were required and those the United board were willing to buy.An Old Trafford insider said: “The club has a vast army of scouts, but they were frustrated by Mourinho’s refusal to listen.” last_img read more

10 months agoRennes in contact with Arsenal goalkeeper Martinez

first_imgRennes in contact with Arsenal goalkeeper Martinezby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRennes are interested in Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.France Football says Rennes chief Olivier Letang has made a move for the Argentine.Unhappy with their goalkeeper stocks, Letang is actively seeking to make a new keeper signing in January.And his search has led to Martinez, with contact already established ahead of the winter transfer window opening.Martinez is strictly third choice at Arsenal and could be open to a move to Rennes if assured of first-choice status. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Hojbjerg: Guardiola could be ‘drowning’ Man City players

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Hojbjerg: Guardiola could be ‘drowning’ Man City playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has enjoyed a dig at Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.The 23-year-old Danish international, who worked under Pep at Bayern Munich, thinks the Spanish coach can be far too intense for his own good when analysing games.City need to bounce back, but face a tricky trip to St Mary’s to face the Saints on Sunday.Hojbjerg told The Times: “He is the most demanding person, not only coach, that I have ever met.”We sit on the bus after we have won and he sits on the bus watching the game and then he is in his office with two laptops, a television and he is analysing.”Maybe that’s what makes him the greatest.”But also maybe that is what makes him lose, because it is too much, he drowns.”I don’t judge him but he is the greatest teacher I have had.” last_img read more

a month ago​Arsenal boss Emery responds to Xhaka: We can’t be scared!

first_img​Arsenal boss Emery responds to Xhaka: We can’t be scared!by Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery believes his side cannot be scared when they are playing away from home.The Gunners have struggled outside of the Emirates Stadium under Emery, with their poor away form continuing into the new season.Speaking about their difficult 2-2 draw with Watford, where they lead 2-0 at half time, Emery said to the club’s official website: “We have some young players, they need to have experiences like today.”And also, I say to Matteo, Matteo is a very good player, he is improving, he is young, he is very emotional, he has personality and sometimes needs to make some mistakes to improve. “In the first half he made a mistake and didn’t score. In the second half we continued trying because we need to do that work and that is my responsibility because also when we can change and have a second plan – it’s doing long balls and the second action – they were very strong and we didn’t earn balls in that planning also. “The key was to impose and we are going to work for have and make better our build up with the goalkeeper, with the defenders and the midfielders and also, being well when we are doing long balls for breaking their lines with long ball for taking more chances. “Because we tried and we didn’t have also chances with that second plan.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoSheffield Utd boss Wilder raps: Henderson needs to do better

first_imgSheffield Utd boss Wilder raps: Henderson needs to do betterby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United boss Chris Wilder says Dean Henderson needs “to do better” after a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool.The on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper gifted Gini Wijnaldum his winner on the day.Wilder rapped: “If he wants to be a professional footballer, these things are going to happen. But if he wants to play for the top teams, he wants to play for England then he needs to do better, he needs to concentrate more, it’s a disappointing day for him. I am not going to put my arms around him, simply he needs to do better.”The manager also said: “I am not bothered about pride, I am bothered about the result. Liverpool had an off day and I think we missed an opportunity. In pressurised situations we need to remain composed. We were delighted with the shape but there chances came from our mistakes.”We have had big moments in the game but we did not take them, we had to jump all over it and we didn’t. We had enough to get something out of this game but we did not take our opportunities. Points are the most important thing and we did not get the points we deserved today.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a day agoHargreaves: Pulisic absolutely magnificent for Chelsea win

first_imgHargreaves: Pulisic absolutely magnificent for Chelsea winby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveChampions League winner Owen Hargreaves hailed Christian Pulisic’s cameo for Chelsea’s Champions League win at Ajax.Pulisic came on for Willian in the second half in Amsterdam and made an instant impression before Michy Batshuayi scored a late winner. “Pulisic is a really good player, technically,” former England midfielder Hargreaves said on BT Sport. “He probably hasn’t had the game time he would have liked, but on the weekend he was brilliant and he came on in this game and he was terrific. “Pulisic was absolutely magnificent. Every time he touched the ball, something really good happened, and that is really good for Frank and he is another asset. “Obviously [Callum] Hudson-Odoi is another brilliant young player, and they have lots of good assets there, to go with your Pedros and your Willians.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Texas’ AD Contacted The Big 12 About The Officiating Of Last Week’s Game

first_imgReferees discussing a call during the Texas vs. Oklahoma State game.texas oklahoma state penaltiesOklahoma State knocked off Texas in Austin last Saturday, 30-27, after a botched punt by Longhorns punter Michael Dickson led to a game-winning field goal for the Cowboys. But perhaps the bigger story from the contest was the criticism of the officiating. Saturday, school AD Mike Perrin told reporters that he contacted the league office about it.Via Anwar Richardson of OrangeBloods.com:Texas interim AD Mike Perrin said he contacted the Big 12 office about the bad officiating that occurred against OSU. Can’t comment further— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) October 3, 2015Mike Perrin talked to the Big 12 office about officiating in last week’s OSU game. Asked his opinion of it, “I’m not going to comment.”— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) October 3, 2015It’s doubtful that anything material comes of Perrin’s talk with the Big 12, but it should at least make Longhorns feel like he’s addressing the issue. Texas, now 1-3, takes on No. 4 TCU later today.last_img read more

Will Fuller Has A New Notre Dame Shamrock Tattoo

first_imgMalik Zaire celebrating after throwing a touchdown pass to Will Fuller.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 05: Malik Zaire #8 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Mike McGlinchey #68 (L) celebrate a touchdown pass to William Fuller #7 (R) against the Texas Longhorns during the third quarter at Notre Dame Stadium on September 5, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish won 38-3. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)Former Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller has a number of tattoos representing things important to him, a full sleeve for his hometown of Philadelphia. Now, he’s added some new ink to commemorate his time at Notre Dame.Will Fuller posted a photo to Instagram on Friday night, showing off a fresh new shamrock tattoo. Here are some of Fuller’s other tattoos. To honor his hometown of Philadelphia, he has images of the Liberty Bell, the city’s skyline, and the ‘LOVE’ sculpture.Will Fuller’s arm tattoo is sick. I love the top piece with the American Flag. pic.twitter.com/wA4OrfR2Zt— Miranda Jones (@lovemytxlife) February 27, 2016Fuller was the 21st overall pick by the Houston Texans in the 2016 NFL Draft. He is coming off of two incredibly productive seasons with the Fighting Irish. In 2014, he caught 76 passes for 1,094 yards and 15 touchdowns. Last season, he hauled in 62 receptions for 1,258 yards, good for 20.3 yards per catch, and 14 touchdowns.Fuller joins an offense that is being rebuilt very quickly. The Texans brought in former Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler to lead the team this year. The team also replaced long time star running back Arian Foster with former Miami Dolphins rusher Lamar Miller. In the draft, it selected former Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller along with Fuller. Combined with burgeoning superstar DeAndre Hopkins, who caught 111 passes for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns despite a bad quarterback situation, the Texans have the makings of a pretty impressive receiving corps.We’re sure Notre Dame fans appreciate Fuller keeping his alma mater close, and are excited about what he can do at the next level.last_img read more

Dyche hails ‘great pro’ Heaton after dropping Hart

first_imgBurnley boss Sean Dyche admitted dropping Joe Hart for the game against West Ham was a difficult decision, but hailed Tom Heaton’s professionalism after he came in and kept a clean sheet in a much-needed 2-0 win.The Clarets had conceded 41 times in their 19 Premier League games heading into Sunday’s encounter at Turf Moor, and Dyche responded by dropping former England international Hart.Long-serving Burnley stopper Heaton was drafted in for a league game for the first time since September 2017 and was not breached as Burnley picked up their first victory in four matches to move level on points with 17th-placed Southampton. 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? “It was a tough one on Joe, but Tom is a great pro and his professionalism has paid him back,” Dyche told a news conference afterwards.”I must say, though, Joe was the first one jumping off the bench when he made that save at the end, which tells you a lot about the group.”Burnley scored twice in the first 34 minutes as Chris Wood’s opener was followed by an effort from Dwight McNeil, who became the first ever teenager to score a Premier League goal for the Clarets.”He’s a young player but we think a lot of him,” Dyche told Match of the Day.”It’s been hard to get him more football this season because we are where we are and it’s been tough. I decided the time was right and I felt the game was right.”West Ham have good attacking prowess but they do at times leave pockets where you can work in. He’s good at that, he’s a clever player and he’s got some ability and quality. He showed that today.”His family should take great pride in what he’s doing, and him himself – it’s a big moment for a young man.”West Ham had been unbeaten in their previous five away games but boss Manuel Pellegrini felt they were at a disadvantage having faced Southampton on Thursday, with Burnley having an extra day to prepare.”It’s frustrating because we wanted to win this game,” Pellegrini said.”It was a good opportunity to go to seventh position in the table, but I think we lacked the energy to win it.“We arrived back from Southampton at 2am on Friday, and then [the Burnley game was] 48 hours later. I’m sure that affected the recovery because that’s the only reason why we played the way we did.“It wasn’t only that we didn’t create many chances, they also created a lot of chances. Two-nil was not the score that they deserved – they deserved at least a couple more.”last_img read more

‘Ramsey exit is entirely Emery’s call’

first_imgArsenal’s decision to end contract talks with Aaron Ramsey and allow him to leave on a free was “entirely Unai Emery’s”, claims Perry Groves, with the Gunners now preparing to part with a £40 million ($52m) player.The Wales international has previously claimed that he expected to enter into discussions regarding an extended stay at Emirates Stadium.Fresh terms were taken off the table, though, and the 28-year-old is now set to move on, with Goal revealing that he has a five-year deal in place with Serie A champions Juventus. 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? Groves is baffled as to why Arsenal would allow a proven performer to walk away for nothing, but feels that call has been made by the man charged with delivering positive performances on the field.The former Gunners midfielder told LeoVegas: “I can’t believe Arsenal have let themselves get into this position over contracts with Ramsey, [Mesut] Ozil and [Alexis] Sanchez.“It doesn’t make business or footballing sense to let your best players get into the last season of their contracts.“Aaron Ramsey would be a £35-40million player if he was under contract, but we’re letting him leave for free.“I think it was entirely Unai Emery’s decision to withdraw the contact offer so he is clearly comfortable letting Ramsey leave.“I’m a big fan of Aaron Ramsey. I think he’s a brilliant example of a modern-day footballer.“His attitude has always been spot-on. He’s very low maintenance off the pitch. He does get the goals.“I’m sad to see him go but Emery probably thinks that he can get someone else to play in the No. 10 role on less money than what Ramsey was looking for.”Ramsey has taken in over 350 appearances for Arsenal over the course of an 11-year stint in north London.He has delivered 61 goals, with two of those coming in Premier League competition this season – along with six assists. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more