About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: Dele Alli an animal, a beastby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Dele Alli back to his best.Alli produced a goalscoring performance for the midweek Carabao Cup quarterfinal win over Arsenal.He is an animal, very competitive, he’s a beast,” Pochettino said of the England international. “So competitive, he’s a street boy playing football. He’s a very talented player.”All that he is doing is a fantastic thing. He has unbelievable quality to finish how he does. If you don’t have the quality it is difficult to finish like that.”
Month: October 2019
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DC United striker Rooney admits Man Utd ambitionsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDC United striker Wayne Rooney admits he’d like to manage Manchester United in the future.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a former team-mate of Rooney’s, guided his new side to a comfortable victory at Cardiff City.Asked if he would consider coaching and would like to manage the club, Rooney said: “Yeah of course. I’m doing my coaching badges. It’s something I’m passionate about.”Football is what I know, what I grew up with. It would be foolish if I didn’t try and go into coaching.”If I’d like to manage Manchester United… of course! One day that would be my absolute dream if that could happen. It’s a massive club.”I’m sure Ole isn’t giving us his true feelings but I’m sure deep down he is absolutely ecstatic.”For any player who has played for Manchester united, to have the opportunity to manage them would be an absolute honour.”Football is what I’ve done since I was a child, getting in the first team at 16. That’s what I know. I’m not going to sit here and say I’m going to go into an office or be an agent.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barcelona join AC Milan interest for Man Utd striker Rashfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona have joined the interest for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.The Sunday Express says Barca bosses have compiled a dossier as they court wonderkid Rashford, whose long-term future at Old Trafford is in doubt.Rashford has seen his progress checked over the last season under Jose Mourinho and he has only scored five league goals for United this season.He could look to quit United if he doesn’t kick on under new caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Barca have been keeping an eye on Rashford and are keen not to lose him to Real if he becomes available.AC Milan are also keen as they want to make a marquee signing this summer.Rashford scored in United’s 5-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich chief Salihamidzic: We really want to sign Hudson-Odoiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich chief Hasan Salihamidzic admits they “really want to sign” Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.Bayern have made four separate bids for Hudson-Odoi, the latest of which met the Blues’ £35million valuation of the Under-17 World Cup winner.”He is a very interesting player whom we really want to sign,” said Salihamidzic.”He has qualities that fit into our game. He can dribble well and has a drive towards goal. “He has a lot of potential.”Hudson-Odoi has played eight times for Chelsea’s first team this term, including starting the last two games against Nottingham Forest and Tottenham in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.
Vine: Northwestern’s Alex Olah Attempts To Take Charge Resulting In Scary Collision With IU’s Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Vine/Jim WeberIndiana is rolling past Northwestern in today’s Big Ten Tournament game, but the Hoosiers got a major scare from a collision under the basket involving forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea. In attempting to draw a charge call, Northwestern center Alex Olah fell into the knee Mosquera-Perea, who was attacking the basket. Luckily, Mosquera-Perea was able to return to the floor after leaving to the locker room following the play.Hanner Mosquera-Perea headed back to the #iubb bench. ESPN reported that no MRI was needed.— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) March 13, 2015Hanner Mosquera-Perea walks back onto the court under his own power and with a bag of ice on his right leg. Heavy limp. #iubb— Jordan Littman (@JordanLittman) March 13, 2015Hopefully he will be okay going forward in this Big Ten Tournament. Indiana has no need to risk any further injury tonight. The Hoosiers lead 67-51 late in the second half.
Wisconsin senior big man Frank Kaminsky was presented with the Oscar Robertson Trophy this morning as the United States Basketball Writers Association’s top college player. He received the honor during a press conference at the Final Four in Indianapolis. Seated among the small group of reporters covering the event were Kaminsky’s teammates, and two of them decided to get in the spirit of things and ask questions. When the floor was opened up, forward Nigel Hayes took the mic, identified himself as “Badger beat writer, inter-squad team relations,” and fired away, asking Kaminsky what it really means to win the award.The Wisconsin basketball program’s Instagram account has the footage.According to For The Win’s Tanya Sichynsky, forward Sam Dekker also got into the act after Hayes. Finally, an actual Wisconsin beat writer got a turn to speak, and here’s what happened. Nigel Hayes asks the first question, Sam Dekker asks the second question. I go third, and the team boos me.— Jim Polzin (@JimPolzinWSJ) April 3, 2015The Badgers certainly know how to keep seemingly mundane NCAA pressers entertaining, that’s for sure.
fournette congratulates chubbLSU sophomore running back Leonard Fournette dominated Eastern Michigan on Saturday, rushing for 233 yards and three touchdowns on just 23 carries. But afterwards, he actually wanted to talk about another tailback who plays in the SEC.Fournette, in both his post-game press conference and later a tweet, congratulated Georgia running back Nick Chubb for tying Herschel Walker’s record for consecutive 100-yard games in a Bulldogs uniform. Chubb’s 146 yards came in defeat to Alabama. It was the 13th straight time he’s crossed the mark.Via NOLA.com:Congrats to the homie @NickChubb21— 7⃣ (@_fournette) October 4, 2015In just four games, Fournette has 864 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. If he keeps it up, he’ll be breaking records of his own.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)From 2001 to 2011, Jim Bollman worked for Ohio State, serving as both the offensive coordinator and the offensive line coach. In his final year with the Buckeyes, as Eleven Warriors notes, he didn’t “seriously” recruit Taylor Decker, leading the four-star then-recruit to commit to Notre Dame. Decker eventually switched his commitment to Ohio State after Urban Meyer was brought in, and, as we all know, he’s become a star for the program.Monday afternoon, Decker was asked about having to face off against Bollman, who now works for Michigan State, this Saturday. Eric Seger captured his response.Taylor Decker wasn’t an OSU target til Meyer came. Prior regime incl. MSU TE coach Bollman: “He didn’t want me either. So hopefully we win.”— Eric Seger (@EricSeger33) November 16, 2015Monday night, Decker took to Twitter to issue a statement on the matter. He clearly wants to make his final home game a positive experience – he feels that what he said is being “spun” a bit.pic.twitter.com/0e9XiuY8Pd— Taylor Decker (@TDeck68) November 16, 2015Decker and the Buckeyes kick off at 3:30 PM ET against the Spartans. As you probably know, there’s a lot on the line this year.
Former Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg player Jakub Blaszczykowski is on the verge of re-joining his boyhood club Wisla Krakow without accepting a wage.The Polish wide-man is also contributing around €300,000 of his own money to assist the club, who find themselves in the midst of a financial predicament.Wisla, who have the joint-second most Polish league titles in history (level with Legia Warsaw on 13) saw a proposed takeover by a wealthy Cambodian business collapse at the turn of the year. 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? The corporation had failed to settle the club’s debts by a deadline of December 28, causing the deal to be invalidated and leaving Wisla in a state of financial limbo.BIG NEWS from this morning: @jarokrolewski the passionate IT entrepreneur, KUBA BŁASZCZYKOWSKI and a third yet publicly unnamed person will contribute 1.3mln PLN (300K€) of their OWN money, so that the outstanding players’ wages can be paid. This is a lifeline for Wisla. Respect— WISŁA News 🇬🇧🇵🇱 (@WCracowNews) January 12, 2019However, Blaszczykowski, who represented the club between 2005 and 2007 before joining Borussia Dortmund for a reported fee of €3m, has, along with two other investors, given the club a lifeline out of his own pocket. Additionally, he has agreed to join their ranks without a wage in an admirable show of loyalty.The money provided will help the club pay outstanding wages and give the hierarchy time to negotiate a possible takeover with any interested parties. Wisla sit eighth in the Polish top-flight, some 13 points off the top, but will hope the return of a player with considerable Bundesliga experience will restore them to something approaching their former glory.All respect to our Kuba, who is on the verge of joining his boyhood club Wisla Krakow without pay and has assisted them financially to help revive the Polish side 💛👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/IkRdWobzFy— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) January 12, 2019Dortmund have lauded their former player’s generosity, hailing his loyalty – a trait the club experienced first-hand following nine years of faithful service, with Blaszczykowski often playing out of position wherever needed to help the team.
Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State is one of the biggest rivalries in sports, but Samaje Perine showed some serious class on Saturday.Oklahoma and Oklahoma State do not like each other. Whenever the Cowboys and Sooners meet up, love isn’t lost, making this classy move by Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine a must watch.With Oklahoma leading, 38-20, with less than one minute remaining, Perine found a hole and could have walked into the end zone, instead he elected to take a knee at the one-yard line.Video” Samaje Perine could have run up the score but took a knee. #Sooners #Bedlam pic.twitter.com/pIGKFuuijI— Michael Kinney (@EyeAmTruth) December 3, 2016You don’t see that everyday.Even to have the mindset to pull up short and take a knee instead of scoring on your bitter rival is impressive.Perine has been receiving plenty of love on Twitter for his move:”God bless him. What a class character guy. He wanted to run it out, but that’s him. No sense in running it up.” – Stoops on Perine’s kneel— Transcript Sports (@transcript) December 3, 2016Classy move by #Sooners RB Samaje Perine to kneel at the 1, rather than running it up on #okstate. #Big12— Dale Ryman (@DaleRyman_WSAW) December 3, 2016S/o to Perine for taking a knee. That was a class act.— Mom (@abbbyhandrahan) December 3, 2016Y’all say OU isn’t classy.. But Perine kneed it on the one yard line instead of getting a rushing TD. That’s sportsmanship. That’s class.— The Lyon King™ (@tannerlyon87) December 3, 2016Perine ended the day with 239 rushing yards and one touchdown on 37 carries. Baker Mayfield had a very strong day as well for the Sooners with three touchdowns and 288 yards through the air.