REVEALED: Bale skipped out early on Real Madrid teammates’ defeatby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGareth Bale skipped out early on Real Madrid’s defeat to Real Sociedad on Sunday.Absent from the line-up due to injury, Bale didn’t hang around for the final whistle, says El Chiringuito.Indeed, one goal down and in the 78th minute, Bale was snapped leaving the Santiago Bernabeu stadium – in the process he missed La Real’s second goal scored in the 83rd minute by Ruben Pardo.Bale is expected to miss two weeks with a calf strain.The No11 has already suffered 22 injuries since he moved to Concha Espina in 2013 from Tottenham. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Spurs boss Pochettino happy to win Cup semi: But I’m no VAR fanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he’s no fan of VAR after benefiting from the technology for tonight’s Carabao Cup semifinal first-leg win over Chelsea.A Harry Kane penalty in the first-half – which was awarded via VAR – earned Spurs the 1-0 win.Pochettino said, “I don’t like the VAR. Today we get the benefit of it but after watching the World Cup and another league like La Liga I see that nobody is happy from day one that they started to use it.”To get the benefit is nice but I am unhappy to win the game like this. I prefer the technology but in a different way. Being clear. I am pro technoolgy because you cannot stop evolution but we are waiting so long, it is not clear what are the rules.”We all have to agree, the players, the coaching staff, I watch every week La Liga and nobody is happy, the big clubs and the small clubs. If you are playing to win the title or to stay up nobody is happy.”That is a good example for us. We have six months to improve the system and there is a lot of work to do.”He added: “We were very competitive. Chelsea pushed us in some periods and they have a lot of quality. I am so pleased because we scored and then competed well. They pushed us to play deeper, and if we linked up a bit better, we could have scored another goal but I am happy. The tie is still open.” read more
Man City boss Guardiola scoffs: Congratulations Liverpool, you’re champions!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed the significance of defeat to Norwich City.City were stunned by the newly promoted Canaries at Carrow Road, leaving them five points adrift of the table-topping Liverpool, who beat Newcastle to continue their perfect start to the season. However, Guardiola claimed that it is far too early to consider congratulating Liverpool on winning the title already, knowing plenty more twists and turns lie ahead.”Five points (behind Liverpool) is five points – but we are in September,” Guardiola said.“What are we supposed to do? Say ‘it’s September and congratulations to Liverpool, you are champions?’“Not for one second am I going to doubt my players.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger linked with AC Milanby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is being linked with AC Milan.Wenger and Claudio Ranieri have been linked with the AC Milan head coach role by various Italian outlets following their poor start to the season under Marco Giampaolo, says Sky Sports.Milan lost 3-1 at home to Fiorentina on Sunday – their fourth defeat in their opening six Serie A games – and despite the club backing Giampaolo, it did not stop Italian media from speculating on a replacement.Gazzetta dello Sport listed Rudi Garcia and Leicester’s 2016 Premier League winner Ranieri, both currently without a club, as the leading candidates. while Wenger and ex-Roma and Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti were also mentioned.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea striker Abraham credits coach Edwards for stunning formby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham credits coach Joe Edwards for his stunning form this season.Abraham is loving the experience of playing alongside some of his peers whom he grew up alongside at the academy, not to mention working under coaches who have guided him every step of the way.”It’s always been the thing that there are people who have faith in the Academy, for a long time now,” he tells Chelsea Magazine. “We’ve had great players come and go, but there is no better time for the likes of me, Mason, Fikayo and the others to be at Chelsea, with such a good manager, who believes in young talent and has worked with us as well.”This season, I’ve joined the first team at the same time that Joe [Edwards] has moved onto the coaching team and I’ve worked with him from a really young age. I think I was in the first group he coached, actually, so he has a lot of stories about me!”Joe’s been a huge part of my growth at the club. I have to give credit to the others who have coached me as well, but he was my first coach at Chelsea and my manager in the Under-18s, so we had that journey together. He told me when I was wrong, he pushed me to the max and I will always respect him for that. Now, I’m here in the first team with him as well, and playing for Frank Lampard.” read more
Conor Hourihane says Aston Villa must build on victory over Norwichby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane says they must build on victory over Norwich City.Dean Smith’s men will return to action when they host Brighton, aiming to record back-to-back victories in the top flight for the first time since May, 2015.Villa won 5-1 at Norwich to record their second league win of the season and Hourihane believes it will have boosted confidence levels in the dressing room.He said: “We felt we hadn’t got the points we deserved over the previous couple of weeks but everything just went for us at Norwich, we are delighted.“Hopefully we can use it as a launchpad.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Rangers boss Gerrard admits: Did I leave Liverpool too soon?by Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard has admitted he still thinks about whether he left Liverpool a year early.The Reds legend opted not to pen a one-year extension at Anfield in order to play for LA Galaxy in the MLS.If he had stayed on Merseyside, he would have had the chance to play under Jurgen Klopp who replaced Brendan Rodgers just a few weeks into the following campaign.He said: “I always have little thoughts – should I have stayed at Liverpool and signed the year extension?”Would I have been able to have those cameos off the bench under Jurgen Klopp as a squad player.”These things always cross my mind. I made decisions. I am proud of my Liverpool career and my managerial career and see where that journey takes me.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea youngster Guehi: Christensen, Azpilicueta always helpingby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea youngster Marc Guehi admits that he is learning a lot with his club side.The 19-year-old has gotten his first taste of the Blues first team, along with an England under-21 opportunity.While he spoke about a range of issues, Guehi highlighted the way senior players such as Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta are helping him settle with the first team during training.”I learned so much today in the Under-21s,” Guehi told Goal.”All experience is good experience, especially games for your country. I’ll take it back to spur me on to push into the first-team. Hopefully I’ll get a few more first-team games at Chelsea and carry on pushing. I want to improve as a player.”If the manager (Frank Lampard) gives me the chance then I’ll be grateful but if he doesn’t I’ll have to keep my head down and keep working hard. I’m learning from some great players – and the manager – at Chelsea, so everything is going really well.”All the players have been helping me, especially the defenders. Even someone like Fikayo Tomori who’s a young lad coming through, but we have seen how well he is doing. [It’s the same with] players like Andreas Christensen. “We have leaders like Cesar Azpilicueta as well, who have been there for a long time, so you can learn off players like that. It’s been a good start but I hope to achieve more. Let’s see what the future holds.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say read more
2016 will bring just another challenging schedule for Coach Saban and his team to navigate. Nick Saban just does not rest. One day after winning his fourth national championship in seven seasons, the Alabama head coach was on the horn recruiting. Five-star linebacker Lyndell “Mack” Wilson tweeted that he received a call from Saban on Tuesday. When Coach Saban gives you a phone call the day after he win the BCS National Championship . #ExtremelyBlessed #RollTide— Feb The Month (@Iam__MW3) January 12, 2016The No. 1 outside linebacker in the 2016 class, Wilson is considered to be an Alabama lean, so this little phone call could go a long way.
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Michigan’s head coach, Jim Harbaugh, famously guaranteed a win over Ohio State when he was the Wolverines’ quarterback. Harbaugh, who’s yet to beat the Buckeyes as a coach, came through on his promise as a player.This afternoon, one of Harbaugh’s top players, running back Karan Higdon, was asked if he would guarantee a win over Ohio State like his coach.The Wolverines’ star didn’t back down.“Yeah, I would. … Why not?” Higdon told reporters.The Michigan running back said he strongly believes in his coaching staff and teammates.“I believe in my brothers.”Like Jim Harbaugh did as a player, Karan Higdon guaranteed #Michigan a win over #OhioState in #TheGame @AP_Top25 pic.twitter.com/YrMIT9ntAn— Larry Lage (@LarryLage) November 19, 2018A lot gets made about players “guaranteeing” wins over their opponents, especially when it’s a big game, but what else is he supposed to say? Of course you want your players to believe they’re going to win the game.Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T.The game will be on FOX. read more