SM East’s straight-out-of-the-movies Hail Mary victory over Olathe Northwest surely gave the team a full head of steam — and they’ll need every bit of that momentum heading in to tonight’s matchup against Olathe North, a Sunflower League blue blood program with eight state titles to its name.Sunflower Football Blog scribe Eli Underwood says the match is something of a toss up:This game for SM East is where the rubber hits the road. The Lancers have had about as exciting of a start to a season as I can remember from any team in a long time. Meanwhile, Olathe North has shown they’re a very good unit with probably as much pure athleticism as any team they’ll go up against. When you compare these two teams on paper it’s extremely challenging to determine who has the upper hand. Olathe North is more athletic, but SM East’s offense creates a ton of big plays. SM East has a tough defense that forces turnovers, but Olathe North has a much better offense than either of SM East’s previous opponents. I guess we’ll just have to find out on Friday.So what have the Lancers done to get stoked? Watched Brian Libeer’s latest motivation video, for one:The game starts at 7 p.m. at the CBAC.
Manchester City have made a late move to sign Leicester City winger, Riyad Mahrez, after Pep Guardiola revealed Leroy Sane will be out for up to seven weeks with his ankle injury.Sane will be out until March, ruling him out of the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal.Leicester boss, Claude Puel, has insisted Mahrez is not for sale, but City look set to test their resolve with a late bid.Sane was crocked by Cardiff City’s Joe Bennett in Sunday’s FA Cup win and Guardiola disagreed with Neil Warnock shrugging off the challenge, saying that is English football.“Well, he is more experienced by far about English football, he knows English football better than me.“If he says that, what can I say?“I was here 18 months and I don’t think English football is like this. My feeling is that English football is not like this.“But again Neil has more experience than me. He has spent all his career in England and that is why his opinions are his opinions,” Guardiola said.
Former England international Gareth Barry has been named the toughest footballer in Premier League history. The authoritative magazine “FourFourTwo” compiled a ranking according to the number of committed violations. Barry committed a total of 633 fouls, received 117 yellow cards and was sent off six times.The curious thing is that Dimitar Berbatov is also present in the top 50. The record holder for goals for the national team of Bulgaria is in 31st place with a total of 323 violations of his account in the 8 years in which he was part of the Premiership.“The classy Bulgarian surprised the fans with his impeccable first touch while playing for Tottenham, Manchester United and Fulham, but the dirty tricks were not alien to him either. Berbatov committed 323 fouls during his time in England, although he was probably guilty of most of them. someone else, “FourFourTwo wrote as a comment.Barry’s first place, which ended his career in 2017, is not a big surprise, because he is the player with the most matches in the Premier League – 653. In the elite of English football, the midfielder played the longest for Aston Villa, where he was a teammate with Stilian Petrov, and also struggled with the teams of Manchester City, Everton and West Bromwich.The top three of the bullies is complemented by former Bolton striker Kevin Davis and Marouane Fellaini. Also in the top 10 are Gabriel Agbonlahor, James Milner, Antonio Valencia, Peter Crouch, Lee Cattermole, Lukash Leiva and Tim Cahill.Elbows? Studs? Trailing legs? We’ve missed them all 😢With football returning, so does the beauty of the dirty player – we’ve totted up which players have committed the most fouls in Premier League history. Here’s the top 5️⃣0️⃣➡️ https://t.co/a0ZWRsePll pic.twitter.com/UJDoQVpAKS– FourFourTwo (@FourFourTwo) June 2, 2020