Rondon insists Liverpool capable of upsetting Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle striker Salomon Rondon insists they’re capable of upsetting Liverpool.Rondon refuses to be daunted by the Premier League table toppers and feels United’s squad should look at their own qualities rather than worry about the likes of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané.As Newcastle bid for their first win at Anfield since 1994, Rondon told the Chronicle: “Salah, Firminio and Mane are great players but every game is difficult.”Liverpool are playing really well, Salah and Firminio have a lot of goals, but we must think of our players and what we can do.”We will respect our opponents but we know we can get a result.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Roma boss Fonseca delighted with thumping win against Istanbul Basaksehirby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoma boss Paulo Fonseca was delighted with their 4-0 win against Europa League opponents Istanbul Basaksehir.Nicolò Zaniolo created one for Edin Dzeko and scored another himself for the rout.Fonseca said, “The game with Lazio was very important for us, as it helped us understand what we were doing wrong and we did a lot wrong in that match. We talked about the performance and told the players we had to be more aggressive, keep control of the ball, and the team is learning that.“I am very happy with the progress made and the way they are playing now. The passing lines are very important and we need movement to open up the channels, to provide options.“I am feeling confident, because all the players have understood what I want. They are open to my ideas. It’s important not to concede goals, but we are doing particularly well in attack at the moment.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd target Longstaff, Dembele in £90M January swoopby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are hoping to sign Sean Longstaff and Moussa Dembele in January.A slow start to the season has left the Red Devils in tenth on the Premier League.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to top up his squad when the transfer window opens this winter.And the Daily Star claims Newcastle midfielder Longstaff and Lyon striker Dembele are at the top of Solskjaer’s wishlist.Transfers chief Ed Woodward is currently gathering a combined total of £90m to sign both players.United have also shown an interest in Declan Rice, but have been blown away by West Ham’s £80m valuation.
Bielema Air ForcesThe SEC West is regarded by many as the toughest division in college football. Apparently, the stiff competition extends beyond the gridiron and encompasses the footwear of the division’s head coaches.Yesterday, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen sported adidas Yeezy Low Boost’s at SEC Media Days. Not to be outdone, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema is bringing the heat on his feet with some glittery Nikes. Thanks MJ and #Nike for these great pair of Air Force 1 special Bling/Bling addition for #SEC media days #WoooPig pic.twitter.com/l9UvV04gpQ— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) July 15, 2015 Those aren’t subtle at all. Leave it to Bielema to try and leave his own big impression.
Twitter/nickdelatorreGCTo say Teez Tabor was pumped after Florida’s win over LSU would be an understatement.Florida topped LSU in Death Valley on Saturday thanks to a goal line stand, and Gators defensive back Teez Tabor celebrated in style.Nick de la Torre of Gator Country captured this video of the junior running around with an orange flag and sticking it into the ground of LSU’s end zone:Teez #Gators pic.twitter.com/CnqkvtWt4u— Nick de la Torre (@NickdelaTorreGC) November 19, 2016With its 16-10 win, Florida punched its ticket to Atlanta as the Gators are now back-t0-back SEC East champions. The Gators will take on Alabama in two weeks in the SEC Championship Game.Tabor had five solo tackles and one pass deflection against the Tigers on Saturday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has appeared to commit himself to Arsenal despite mounting speculation over his future at the club.The 30-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Dortmund in January 2018, scored 22 Premier League goals last season that meant he would share the Golden Boot award with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.Arsenal did, however, miss out on qualification for the Champions League as they ended the season in fifth place in the table, while they were also beaten in the Europa League final by Chelsea. 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? That had seen speculation surface regarding Aubameyang’s future, with a mega-money offer to move to China reportedly having been on the table, while Manchester United have even been linked with making a £70 million move.But speaking to the club’s official website, the Gunners striker discussed his joy at claiming the Golden Boot and how he was proud to be representing the north Londoners.He also signed off his message with the words “next season… let’s go”, suggesting that he is looking forward to getting the 2019-20 campaign underway with Unai Emery’s side.Reflecting on the 4-1 Europa League final defeat to Chelsea, he said: “Of course the season didn’t end the way we wanted it to. Losing a final like that is tough for everyone, the players, our families and the fans.Why Lacazette & Aubameyang are the last players Arsenal should sell“We were all gutted in the dressing room after what happened in Baku and that’s when you need the people around you.”As always, my father had travelled to Baku with the rest of my family to watch me play. ‘Just continue the way you’re going,’ he said after the match. ‘You can do it better, you can get even better.’ “I’ve listened to my father’s advice throughout my whole career so if he tells me that I can get even better, then that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”Next season… let’s go!”On his Golden Boot win, he added: “It meant a lot to win the Golden Boot. I am really happy and proud of it, especially to share the trophy with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. I really like these two guys. We are representing Africa so it is a good sign for the continent.”Africa is in my heart and in my mind, so I’m extremely proud to represent it in the Premier League. The African people really love football, like everyone across the world, it makes me very proud to represent Africa in such an amazing way because not everyone gets the chance to play in the Arsenal colours.”
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)Michigan’s football program announced this afternoon an injury update for sophomore wide receiver Tarik Black, who was rumored to have been hurt at practice this weekend.Black, a former four-star recruit, was thought to be a breakout candidate on offense for the Wolverines this fall. He had a promising start to his freshman season, catching 11 passes for 149 yards and 1 touchdown before missing the rest of the year.Michigan issued the following update for him this afternoon. It doesn’t sound good.“The Michigan Football program announced that wide receiver Tarik Black sustained a right foot injury at Saturday’s practice.Tarik is currently being evaluated and no definitive time frame has been determined for his return to play.”From UM: The Michigan Football program announced that wide receiver Tarik Black sustained a right foot injury at Saturday’s practice. Tarik is currently being evaluated and no definitive time frame has been determined for his return to play.— angelique (@chengelis) August 26, 2018Black was ranked one of the top wide receivers in the country coming out of high school in 2017. He played extremely well as a true freshman before getting hurt last fall.Michigan missed him greatly when he was injured in 2017.“I think our receivers did a good job last year, I wouldn’t say I was the (only good player), you know what I mean? But I do think I can bring something to the table as a deep threat guy,” he said. “That’s not all I am, though. I can run routes and things like that, too,” he said this month.Michigan has a new QB in Shea Patterson and Black was expected to be one of his top targets on offense.The Wolverines are set to open the year on Sept. 1 against Notre Dame. Stay tuned for more updates on Black.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)Ohio State is in a battle with Penn State in Happy Valley as both teams look to stay undefeated on the season. The past two winners of this game have gone on to win the Big Ten, though both teams were spurned by the College Football Playoff committee.Tonight, it was all Penn State early as the Nittany Lions’ defense stifled Dwayne Haskins and the Buckeyes offense. Penn State heavily out-gained Ohio State on offense, but the Buckeyes defense played bend-but-don’t-break football in the first half.Ohio State used a late turnover to put seven points on the board and finally enter the game. After 30 minutes of play Penn State leads 13-7.Can the team hold on? ESPN’s FPI gave its prediction for the second half.The final 30 minutes of play will go a long way to determining the potential Big Ten champ. Both teams are capable of playing at the highest level, but who will win out?Stay tuned.
From making a statement to inching closer to the College Football Playoff, today’s showdown between Florida and Georgia will have a huge impact on the upcoming rankings. ESPN’s College GameDay was in Jacksonville for the game, as Kirk Herbstreit and the rest of the crew made their picks.The Gators were certainly getting love from Lee Corso, but everyone else on the panel couldn’t pick against the Bulldogs.Although the two programs are trending in different directions, Herbstreit believes Georgia will improve to 7-1 on the season.College Gameday Picks:Desmond: GeorgiaEvander Holyfield: GeorgiaCorso: FloridaHerbstreit: Georgia#CollegeGameday— CFB Home (@CFBHome) October 27, 2018Jake Fromm and the rest of the offense has been sputtering lately, but defeating Florida would certainly help them get back on track.However, the Gators won’t be an easy opponent by any means. After all, they defeated LSU in convincing fashion earlier this season.This game will be on CBS, as kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET from TIAA Bank Field.Who do you think will win this SEC showdown?
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan is in the driver’s seat in the Big Ten and a spot in the College Football Playoff. But with plenty of teams nipping at their heels, Jim Harbaugh’s team is no lock to make the College Football Playoff.Ahead of their game against Big Ten minnow Rutgers, Harbaugh was asked what he thought about Michigan’s playoff chances.But Harbaugh insisted that Michigan is focused solely on their next game, and are not looking ahead.“It doesn’t seem like a very good idea to look ahead. Take it one game at a time,” Harbaugh said on Monday.Jim Harbaugh on College Football Playoff talk: “It doesn’t seem like a very good idea to look ahead. Take it one game at a time.”— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) November 5, 2018Despite their success under Harbaugh, Michigan has been waiting a long time for a return to the top of college football.The Wolverines have finished in the Top-10 only five times in the last 20 years. Their last National Championship came in 1997, when they won the Rose Bowl under head coach Lloyd Carr and QB Brian Griese.The key game for Michigan will be the final week of the season against Ohio State. Assuming both teams win out before then, the game will decide which team gets a spot in the Big Ten title game.