TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ex-Real Madrid defender Campo: Give Solari timeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid defender Ivan Campo says coach Santiago Solari deserves time to prove himself.Solari has a three-year contract at Real, but is already under pressure with the shadow of Jose Mourinho looming.”I see him doing well,” Campo told Radio MARCA.”He has gone from training kids in the youth team to training the first team.”Physically, the team is recovering what it had before.”There’s a need to leave Solari to get on with the job.”They didn’t leave Julen Lopetegui to work.”
Newcastle target Everton defender Gibsonby Ansser Sadiq15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are attempting to bolster their squad in the winter transfer window.The Magpies know they must add numbers if they are to avoid relegation under Steve Bruce this term.The Chronicle says Lewis Gibson from Everton is one of their prime targets.The young centre-back is not a regular at the Blues, which could facilitate a winter loan move.The 19-year-old is frustrated at Goodison Park after being restricted to the under-23 side for the past two years.He is also said to have a relationship with the Longstaff brothers, who play for Newcastle.But the Liverpool Echo suggests a move may not happen until the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say David Luiz insists Arsenal can catch runaway leaders Liverpoolby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid Luiz insists Arsenal can catch runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool.The Reds are nine points clear of the Gunners with the London side’s only defeat coming at Anfield.Luiz joined Arsenal from Chelsea on transfer deadline day and has been a regular in Unai Emery’s side.”For me, if you start something, and we’ve just started the Premier League and all of the competitions, if you don’t think you can win the competition then you won’t start anything in your life,” he told NBC Sports.”I want to win titles with Arsenal. I want to improve and adapt myself for the style of Arsenal, as a club and how the manager wants us to play. I think we can do that together. My vision, my ambition and my will is always to fight for the title and between the club, the players and the coach, we have the possibility to fight for the title. I think this club deserves to shine again.”I think we’ve started really well and we just lost one game in the Premier League.”I think the team is improving and now we are in third in the table but we want to finish this season fighting for the title.”
Jurgen Klopp has hailed Trent Alexander-Arnold’s “relentless” attitude at Liverpool and challenged the club’s fans to come up with a song for him.The England right-back extended his stay at Anfield by signing a new five-year contract on Saturday , keeping him on Merseyside until 2024.Alexander-Arnold has become a key member of Klopp’s Premier League-leading side since debuting in October 2016 and will now hope to help deliver a first title to Liverpool in 29 years this season. 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? Klopp is disappointed that the 20-year-old does not yet have a terrace chant on the Kop, although he believes one particular line of the renowned “allez, allez, allez” song relates to the defender, from whom he expects further development.”With Trent, the most exciting thing about him is that the questions you ask about him always have a very positive follow-on,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.”[You ask:] ‘Is he a fantastic player?’ Yes! ‘But can he get even better?’ Absolutely – and he will!”He is such an amazing person, but I think sometimes maybe a little under the radar for his quality and technical abilities. He is so respected and admired in our dressing room, you would not believe.pic.twitter.com/IrZLZxNsdN — Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 19, 2019 “I know coming from the city brings extra pressure and burden, but he embraces this and thrives off it. Liverpool supporters love him as ‘one of their own’, although I have noticed he doesn’t have a song from the fans yet, so maybe that is something they can work on. Wow, does he deserve one.”Trent is one of the most relentless professionals I have met when it comes to focusing on getting better each and every day. This is not to compare with any legend past or present, because he will make his own story.”As a player for Liverpool, he is the embodiment of the sentiment ‘we’re never gonna stop’.”Alexander-Arnold is currently out injured, but Liverpool’s title bid will continue against Crystal Palace on Saturday and, ahead of that match, Klopp suggested neutral fans – including Everton supporters – might be backing his side .”In Manchester, there are probably not a lot of Liverpool supporters,” he said.”Unfortunately I don’t know enough people in England and the people I do know – even if they are Evertonians and know me personally – they think: ‘If not us, then you can win it’. It is still Liverpool [the city].”But it is not a surprise that people in Manchester might not want us to win it.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
New Manchester United signing Harry Maguire and the recently injured Paul Pogba are set to start Sunday’s Premier League opener against Chelsea, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.Maguire joined United on Monday for a reported £80 million ($97m) from Leicester City following a drawn-out transfer saga.His signing was made all the more necessary by a serious knee injury suffered by Eric Bailly at the end of July, ruling him out for up to five months. Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Meanwhile, Pogba’s future has remained somewhat uncertain throughout the close season, with speculation suggesting he missed Saturday’s friendly against AC Milan in an attempt to force through a move away from Old Trafford, rather than the “back spasm” Solskjaer said he was suffering from.Nevertheless, Pogba is fit again and likely to start against Chelsea, with Maguire in line to make his first competitive appearance for the Red Devils.Ole on @PaulPogba: “He’s been great. I keep saying the same thing when I’m asked about Paul. When he comes in, when he plays, when he trains; he’s absolutely fantastic.” #MUFC pic.twitter.com/a78ikPxEtp— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 9, 2019Speaking to MUTV, Solskjaer said: “Harry has impressed me, very much so. He has come in as a presence.”He is taller and bigger than I thought. He has come in as a real plus. He will have an impact on the rest of the boys.”Harry is ready to play. I am sure he will put himself up, when I ask him on Sunday, if he is available, because he has played many games for Leicester over the pre-season. He has trained well and he has looked sharp when he has been here.”Paul joined in, actually, the day after [the Milan friendly]. I wasn’t going to risk him, travelling down with the flight, but he joined in the game against Blackburn the day after, behind closed doors here.”He is available. All of the boys are fit. It was always our aim to get to the starting line with as many players as fit as possible. Of course, Eric’s injury is bad news, but the rest of them are available.”United won all six of their pre-season matches over the summer, restoring the feel-good factor around the club after a dismal end to the 2018-19 campaign.In addition to Maguire, Welsh winger Daniel James and English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka also arrived at Old Trafford, from Swansea and Crystal Palace respectively.A number of other top European stars were linked with moves to Manchester, but United’s only activity on Thursday’s transfer deadline day was to offload Romelu Lukaku, who joined Inter Milan for £73 million ($88m).
FAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 2: General view during the game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 2, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Southern California won 50-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)An Arkansas freshman wide receiver was reportedly arrested on Friday night.Michael Woods, a three-star wide receiver in the 2018 class, was reportedly arrested earlier this weekend on suspicion of DUI.HawgBeat.com has the details:Freshman Arkansas Razorback Mike Woods was arrested Friday night and booked by the Fayetteville PD on Saturday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence, minor in possession of alcohol and improper turn/U-turn. Woods is a wide receiver and an early enrollee for new Arkansas head coach Chad Morris.Woods, a Texas native, had been committed to SMU, but followed Morris to Arkansas.Morris released the following statement:“We are aware of the incident involving Mike Woods and are gathering information from the proper authorities. We will make a determination regarding his status once we have reviewed all of the information.”Stay tuned for more updates.
Nick Saban was mad on Saturday night. Alabama blew out Louisville, looking very much like the national title favorite, but the Crimson Tide’s head coach still found something to be upset about.ESPN reporter Maria Taylor caught up with Saban following the blowout win for a post-game interview on the field. She asked him a very fair question about his quarterbacks.Since Saban has yet to name a starting QB, Taylor asked what he learned about his two guys during the game against Louisville on Saturday night. For some reason, Saban took this as a negative question, saying the media needs to stop trying to get him to say something bad about one of his QBs.This was the full interview:Nick Saban got testy with Maria in the postgame interview. https://t.co/MKDju0dHOY— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) September 2, 2018Settle down, Nick.Taylor, meanwhile, later took to Twitter to address her interview. Here’s what she said about it:“Don’t mind me…Just doing my job. On to the next game. See you at @VT_Football at @FSUFootball,” she wrote.Don’t mind me…Just doing my job. On to the next game. See you at @VT_Football at @FSUFootball— Maria Taylor (@MariaTaylor7) September 2, 2018ESPN announcer Chris Fowler also took to Twitter to defend her.“Excellent colleague @MariaTaylor7 asked a fair QB question of Saban – which he must have misinterpreted – and he blew his stack. Unwarranted. It’s a cumulative thing, but NO intent to “disrespect” Hurts. (May be a long, uncomfortable year of press conferences in T-town!)” he tweeted.excellent colleague @MariaTaylor7 asked a fair QB question of Saban – which he must have misinterpreted – and he blew his stack. Unwarranted. It’s a cumulative thing, but NO intent to “disrespect” Hurts. (May be a long, uncomfortable year of press conferences in T-town!)— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) September 2, 2018It’s certainly going to be a long year for Nick Saban media-wise if he’s unable to answer any questions about his quarterbacks.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)For the second year in a row, Texas is 0-1 after its season opener. The Longhorns lost to Maryland on Saturday, just as they did in the first game of 2017.Many Texas fans are getting anxious. The Longhorns have not won 10 games since 2009. They haven’t even won eight games since 2013.This was supposed to be a year the team made a big leap under Tom Herman. Now, the season isn’t over by any means, but is off to a rocky start.Herman isn’t really worried, at least based off the response he gave to reporters asking what he’d say to the program’s frustrated fan base.Tom Herman on what he’d tell the fans: “We expect to win every game and we’re extremely disappointed when we don’t. But the sun is going to come up tomorrow.” #HookEm— Jeff Howe (@JeffHowe247) September 3, 2018I mean, as far as non-answers go, that’s a pretty legit one. It is coach-speak to the max.Herman isn’t going to say much, but that answer probably won’t make the fans feel any better.What will help is winning this weekend. Texas hosts Tulsa on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on Longhorn Network.
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 11: A general view of the stadium taken during a game between South Carolina and Florida on November 11, 2000 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Flordia. Florida defeated South Carolina 41-21. ( Photo by: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)A starting college football quarterback has issued an apology to his team’s fan base for what he did on the field during today’s game.Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks is sorry to Gators fans for shushing them after scoring a touchdown this afternoon.The Gators’ fan base has been harsh on Franks in recent weeks and he appeared to be taking out some frustration after scoring the touchdown.Not too often you see a guy shush his own fans.Feleipe Franks just did that. pic.twitter.com/cIXCb1kJjl— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) November 10, 2018Franks said after the game that he was sorry for doing it.“I do apoligize for that,” he said.Florida head coach Dan Mullen also addressed it:“He’s an emotional kid. I told him he was going to get booed. I’ve been here before,” Mullen said. “I thought he did a really good job of running the football. He ran the ball physical, he ran the ball harder. I think that kept him on edge.”Mullen said that there are plenty of other things that would bother him more.Mullen says it did bother him that Franks shushed the crowd, but… “What is he, 19 years old? 20? What bothers me a lot more – stay the hell off social media.” #Gators— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) November 10, 2018Florida improved to 7-3 following today’s win.
GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of the crowd during the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)The case of former Florida wide receiver Kyle Morgan has taken a tragic turn. Morgan, who had been missing since last week, has reportedly been found deceased.Former Florida equipment manager William Feinberg, who originally posted about Morgan being missing on Monday, shared on Facebook earlier today that the 35-year-old had been found dead.There are few additional details about Morgan’s disappearance and death. He had last been seen in Tampa last Thursday morning.Morgan played for Florida from 2002-05 as a backup wide receiver and special teams contributor. In his final season (2005), Morgan compiled 12 tackles.We’ll share more info on Morgan when it becomes available.Our thoughts and prayers are with Morgan’s family and friends, as well as the entire Florida football family. May he rest in peace.