TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino backs Arsenal over bottle throwing incidentby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said he did not think Arsenal should be punished over the Dele Alli incident in which a bottle was thrown from the crowd and hit the England international on the head.”It’s not fair for Arsenal, the club, the fans to pay for one…what word can I use? I don’t want to be wrong but I think everyone realises! You cannot pay (the price) for one.”One person cannot create a mess in a club like Arsenal. Arsenal is going to take a big decision, with responsibility to fix. People have to behave and celebrate, and support your team but in the right way.”It’s such a dangerous thing, if the bottle hit him on his head or his eyes we’re then talking about a very bad thing. There’s no point when you go to enjoy a game and that happens.”
Ex-Spurs boss Redknapp: Why’d Pochettino want to start again at Man Utd?by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has questioned whether Mauricio Pochettino would want the Manchester United job.The rumours have understandably upset Spurs fans, although Redknapp believes it is far from guaranteed that Pochettino will accept a move to Old Trafford.“It’s a difficult one,” Redknapp told BBC 5 Live. “He’s obviously getting very, very well paid where he is. It’s a good club, they’ve got a great training ground. They’ve got a brand new stadium coming.”He’s got a good team. He’s got to go and build a team at Man United. For me they’re still way short of being a team that could win the league again. I think the back four needs absolute surgery there.“I still think they’re quite well short of where they want to be. So I don’t know — does he jump ship and go and start again and look to rebuild there where he’s absolutely loved at White Hart Lane?”It’s a difficult situation for him I’ll be truthful I would think his life’s pretty good at the moment. He’s absolutely there idolised by the fans. I think it would be difficult for him to leave personally. Even though Man Utd is an amazing football club, we all know that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Girona striker Cristhian Stuani tightlipped on Barcelona interestby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGirona striker Cristhian Stuani is tightlipped on interest from Barcelona.Stuani is currently preparing for Girona’s Copa del Rey second leg against Atletico Madrid and didn’t want to speak about the rumours on Tuesday.”I can’t say anything,” the Uruguayan told a group of reporters who followed him to his car after training.Stuani’s release clause is set at €15m.
FIFA explain why Egypt votes for Liverpool star Salah did not countby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFIFA have intervened to explain why votes from Egypt for Liverpool star Mohamed Salah did not count in the Best Player award.Salah came fourth in the count.Barcelona forward Lionel Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award for a record sixth time on Monday while Salah finished fourth – 20 points behind Messi.The captain and coach of every national soccer federation affiliated to FIFA get to vote on the player of the year, along with one media representative from each country.The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said captain Ahmed Elmohamady and then-coach Shawky Gharib both picked Salah as their first choice, but their votes were missing from a list released by FIFA.”The Egyptian FA have received two reminders to submit the properly signed voting forms on 19 August 2019,” a FIFA spokesperson said.”The Egyptian FA has not submitted a response within the (limited) timeframe until Wednesday, 21 August 2019. Therefore, the votes from the Egyptian FA could not be counted.”FIFA did not clarify if the final standings would have been any different if the votes had been valid. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Juan Mata adamant trophies not far away for Man Utdby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuan Mata says it won’t be long until Manchester United win trophies again. The Premier League’s leading title winners went trophy-less last season.”I think when the club and the manager said we would take time we believe it’s not going to be too long,” said Mata before Thursday’s Europa League clash with AZ Alkmaar.”I think this club is always winning and he has won here a lot as a player. I have won a few things here and in my mind is to win something really important with United. “I believe we can do it, we know other teams are playing very good football and now in the last part of my career my biggest thing is to win.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Five Premier League clubs after Olympiakos defender Elabdellaouiby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSeveral Premier League clubs are eyeing Olympiakos defender Omar Elabdellaoui.A report from the Daily Mailindicates that five sides from the English top flight are pondering a potential bid for the right back.The Norwegian is wanted by the likes of Bournemouth, Leicester City, Aston Villa, Burnley and Watford.Elabdellaoui has 41 caps for his country, while he is versatile enough to operate on the right wing as well.The 27-year-old would be available for a reasonable fee in January, which will be attractive to Premier League sides wanting to bolster their squads midseason. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
ESPN College GameDayCollege GameDay’s staff, including Desmond Howard, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit, made their picks with Verne Lundquist ahead of Saturday’s biggest games.ESPN’s College GameDay finally got a good celebrity guest picker on Saturday morning – landing CBS Sports college football announcer Verne Lundquist. It made for an awesome scene down in Tuscaloosa.Lundquist and the rest of the crew picked 10 of the day’s biggest games – Iowa vs. Wisconsin, Ohio State vs. Penn State, Washington State vs. Arizona State, Utah vs. UCLA, Texas vs. Kansas State, TCU vs. West Virginia, NC State vs. Louisville, Arkansas vs. Auburn, Ole Miss vs. LSU and of course, Alabama vs. Texas A&M.Let’s take a look at what each of them picked. Keep in mind that Herbstreit didn’t pick Ohio State vs. Penn State because he’s calling the contest. Similarly, Lunquist didn’t pick any SEC games given his affiliation.College GameDay’s Staff Makes Its Picks For Saturday’s 10 Biggest Games
Neymar offered Luis Suarez support after the Uruguay star missed a penalty in a shoot-out loss to Peru in the Copa America quarter-finals.Suarez was the only player to miss in the shoot-out as Peru advanced 5-4 on spot kicks after a 0-0 draw in Salvador on Saturday.The Barcelona forward was in tears after the defeat as Uruguay – unbeaten in the group stage – bowed out. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Suarez’s former club team-mate Neymar, who is linked with a return to Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain, offered the Uruguayan support.”Get up,” the injured Brazil forward wrote on his Instagram story, alongside a video of Suarez crying.”You are very great, brother. I love you friend.”Cada vez mais perto da ! O Peru se classificou para as semifinais da #CopaAmerica pela terceira vez nas últimas quatro edições. pic.twitter.com/K1jXfyh9gP — Copa América (@CopaAmerica) June 29, 2019 Neymar is widely reported to be returning to Barcelona ahead of next season, two years after leaving the La Liga champions.And while Suarez’s missed penalty will be the main talking point, it was not the only failing of the day for Uruguay, who were their own worst enemies on a night when Peru became the first side in the Copa America not to register a shot on target. The Uruguayans were caught off-side seven times against Peru, the most in a game of the 2019 Copa America, with two of those calls ruling out goals. Suarez saw a strike ruled out for offside himself, though the margins were incredibly slim. The match also continued a trend of sloppy play in Uruguay matches. The side took part in the three first halves of the 2019 Copa America with the lowest passing accuracy (73.1% Uruguay v Ecuador; 73.7% Uruguay v Peru; 75% Uruguay v Japan). Uruguay have now been involved in the joint-most shootouts in Copa America history with nine. And the loss against Peru saw the side slide into a losing record in those matches, with Saturday’s contest marking the fifth loss in those nine matches. Suarez and Uruguay will only have to wait one year for a chance at redemption, with Copa America switching to even-year tournaments in line with the Euros in 2020.
Arsenal have reached an agreement for the £8 million ($10m) transfer of David Luiz from Chelsea, with the Brazilian set to join the Gunners on a two-year deal despite the Blues not being in a position to sign a replacement.Chelsea are currently unable to bring in any new players due to a two-window transfer ban after FIFA found the club to be in breach of regulations relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.Arsenal, meanwhile, have been in the market for a new centre-back following a poor season at the back in 2018-19 and former captain Laurent Koscielny’s move to Bordeaux has only furthered the need for reinforcements. Article continues below 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? Talks with RB Leipzig over a move for 20-year-old Dayot Upamecano yielded little fruit, with the German outfit demanding up to £75m ($90m) for the starlet, while Juventus turned down an offer of a two-year loan deal for Daniele Rugani last week.Now, despite Chelsea’s inability to sign players until next season and having just signed a two-year extension with the club in May, Luiz is set to be the one to take on the responsibility of providing the Gunners’ back line with some much needed leadership.Having missed training with the Blues on Wednesday to get the ball rolling on a move, the 32-year-old will complete a medical on Thursday – deadline day for the Premier League window – and sign a two-year deal with the Emirates side.Elsewhere, Arsenal are also hoping to tie up a deal that will see Celtic’s Kieran Tierney join the club for £25m ($30m), with the English side’s first two bids for the Scotland international having been turned down.Tierney is also in London to undergo a medical and finalise a transfer that will see the 22-year-old join the Gunners on a five-year contract that will reportedly see Celtic earn a percentage of any future sale of the highly-rated left-back.Keen to improve on a fifth-place finish in the English top-flight last term, Arsenal have signed exciting winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille and secured a one-year loan for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.The Gunners get their new Premier League campaign underway this Sunday, August 11, with a trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 06: Damien Fleming #11 of the Florida A&M Rattlers looks to pass during a game against the Miami Hurricanes at Sunlife Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Miami’s football program has rebounded well from its season-opening loss to LSU to start the 2018 college football season.The Hurricanes, a preseason top 10 team, have rebounded with four straight wins since that loss to the Tigers.Miami is now 4-1 and coming off a 47-10 win over North Carolina. The Hurricanes are set to take on rival Florida State this weekend.The U fans are pretty excited about these recent developments.One Miami fan, Sofia Bevarly, has been going viral on Instagram.Sofia has nearly 1 million followers on Instagram.You can follow her on IG here.