TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Trabzonspor wonderkid Abdulkadir Omur on Liverpool radarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTrabzonspor wonderkid Abdulkadir Omur is on Liverpool’s radar.The Mirror says Liverpool are interested in landing Omur in a £27 million move as they line up a long-term replacement for Adam Lallana.Jurgen Klopp is poised to beat off a challenge from Premier League champions Manchester City to sign Omur who is rated as the best young player in Turkish football.Klopp has been keeping tabs on Omur, 19, since he broke into Trabzonspor’s first team last season and is said to be looking to get his man this month.Trabzonspor would like to keep Omur until the end of the season but it all depends on if England international Lallana is still at the club.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Why Dembele sent off in Barcelona winby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRef Miguel Antonio Mateu Lahoz sent off Ousmane Dembele late on in Barcelona’s 4-0 victory over Sevilla.The Frenchman saw red for his reaction to Ronald Araujo’s own red card.The referee report has revealed what Dembele said to get himself his marching orders.”Very bad, you’re very bad,” is what the report claims the player said, while adding that he was making a gesture with his arms.While it’s a far cry from the insults allegedly uttered by Diego Costa last season to earn him an eight-match ban, there is precedent that could see Dembele banned for more than the one automatic match – including the El Clasico against Real Madrid.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Redknapp tips Liverpool to win Premier League titleby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Redknapp is hoping that Liverpool win the Premier League title this season.The former Spurs and Portsmouth manager spoke about the title race between the nation’s top two teams.The Reds are eight points ahead at this early stage of the season, but City are far from out of the race.Redknapp wants to see the Reds prevail, and he explained why.”If I had one club I’d love to have managed it would have been Liverpool,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail. “I loved them. I can see them winning the league this year. Give them the title and give it to them now.”I’ve had a big bet and I think the bookmakers should pay me out
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say French great Fernandez blasts PSG coach Tuchel: You’re no Klopp!by Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrench great Luis Fernandez has used Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to take aim at PSG coach Thomas Tuchel.Fernandez has praised Klopp for the way he improves his players.He said, “Thomas Tuchel p***ed me off with the kids. Just look at what another German coach, Jurgen Klopp, is doing. When you see Liverpool playing for two or three years, you say that this is a coach who has advanced his team. “With Tuchel I wait, he’s a coach who won the Championship, but neither the Coupe de France nor the Coupe de la Ligue. Ancelotti, Blanc and Emery, they won these competitions. I would like this coach to succeed with the squad he has. We look forward to it.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd coach Solskjaer: Wan-Bissaka, Martial in contention for Liverpoolby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits that Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Anthony Martial could be back for their game on Sunday.The Red Devils are facing off against Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Premier League.It is a key game for United and Solskjaer, with the latter in danger of losing his job if the team suffers a humiliating defeat.And he spoke about how Martial and Wan-Bissaka could play some part in the game after recovering from their respective injuries.Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “I can’t tell you 100 per cent [who] is going to be fit as something might happen. “But hopefully Aaron and Anthony will last through the training this week and be available for selection. “If it’s for half a game or 30 minutes, I don’t know, but let’s see where they’re at.”
Vine/ESPN College BBallThis college basketball season continues to be pretty unpredictable. No. 1 Kansas traveled to Morgantown to face No. 11 West Virginia tonight, and left with a 74-63 loss, just the Jayhawks’ second of the year. Moments after the final buzzer, Mountaineer fans stormed the court in a big way.West Virginia students casually strolling down the stairs from the rafters for the court storm. https://t.co/RiqfBetsPP— OUHoops (@ouhoops) January 13, 2016Cue up John Denver, because West Virginia just knocked off No. 1 Kansas: https://t.co/ppQSChG5uK https://t.co/mI3chDvVKr— SB Nation CBB (@SBNationCBB) January 13, 2016Torcida de West Virginia simplesmente SENSACIONAL após o fim do jogo!! https://t.co/ZU4dRiqijP— NBA NA TV (@NBANATV) January 13, 2016 No one is safe atop the polls this season.
Predicting every team’s first loss. Last week the six of us here at College Spun ranked every Power 5 college football program, No. 66 to No. 1. Power 5.Each of us gave every team scores from 1-10 in five different categories: on-field performance, recruiting prowess, head coach, future hope, and stability. The max score a team could receive is 300 with 60 being the most points a team could received in each of the five categories. The rankings basically answer this question: which college football programs are best positioned for success now and into the future? Now, we’ll show you how the programs in each conference stack up against each other. Who’s best positioned for success in the ACC? Big 12? Big Ten? SEC? Pac-12? And finally, how do the conferences stack up against each other?So we’ll show you the rankings for each conference and then a ranking of the conferences against each other. Start With The ACC >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7
Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac expects James Rodriguez to retain his motivation and focus for the rest of the season because he is “playing for his future” at the club.James joined Bayern on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid at the start of last season, and while he has impressed in spells, consistency has been lacking.Bayern officials suggested in James’ first season that they had every intention of exercising their purchase option, but with that still to happen and more recent comments hinting at a change of mind, the Colombia international’s future remains in the air. 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? James has started just five times in the Bundesliga this term, as he has struggled with a knee injury that has kept him sidelined since Novermber. As Bayern prepare to return from Germany’s mid-season break away to Hoffenheim on Friday, Kovac is urging the playmaker to kick on and force the club into a decision.”The competition is very big, but anyone can earn [their place],” Kovac told reporters on Wednesday.”All the players signing a contract here know that you can be out of the team.”James is playing for his future. I expect him to keep pushing. I see that he is motivated and focused, he wants to play more than in the past.”As a coach, I can only rate what I see on the pitch, which is the standard for him, but also for everyone else. Nothing else matters.”
Vincent Kompany has targeted silverware in his first season with Anderlecht, but acknowledged he has “everything to prove” as he embarks on his first coaching job.The centre-back left Manchester City at the end of last season following a trophy-laden 11-year spell to take up a player-manager position with the Belgian club.And Kompany, who won the Premier League on four occasions with City, is out to make a big impact on his return to boyhood club Anderlecht. 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 idea of becoming a player-manager has grown gradually,” he said at his presentation on Tuesday. “The chance was too big for me not to go in and I think this was the right time to make this decision. “Returning only as a player was not an option, but as a player-manager. “I have everything to prove. As a manager, I have not yet proved anything, but I am confident that this story can and will succeed.”I want to be a champion with Anderlecht. Let that be clear – I didn’t come here to be second. I can’t and won’t say that.”I can start something incredible here. People who know me a little know well enough that I would not start something like this without a plan.”Anderlecht finished sixth in the Belgian First Division last season, but Kompany is confident of bridging the gap, while at the same time promoting some younger players.”There are huge talents around here and I am looking forward to working with them,” said the 33-year-old, who started his career with the Brussels-based club before joining Hamburg in 2006.”There are more talents at Anderlecht today than when I started. Much more. We finished sixth last year, so we have to get better than five other teams in one season. But my opinion is that with a few changes we can get there. I’m convinced of that.”If Anderlecht had become champions last year, or even second, then this story would not have happened. Or months of negotiation would have preceded. There is no better time to jump in than now. No one would have been open to a change in mentality.”I understand that there is a lot of work, but I am really looking forward to starting. I have learned a lot in recent years and I now have the opportunity to make my mark here. I am proud that I have that opportunity.” Kompany also revealed he informed City boss Pep Guardiola of his decision to leave on the eve of their 6-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup final. City legend Kompany picked up plenty of tips from Guardiola during their three years working together, but he is not interested in succeeding the Catalan in the Etihad Stadium dugout – instead tipping current assistant Mikel Arteta for the top job when it becomes available.”I believe I told Guardiola the day before the FA Cup final that it would be my last game at City,” he said. “I wanted to thank him for everything he taught me. The farewell was emotional.”Working with Guardiola was as if I was suddenly in college. He explains everything in such a clear way and I learned a lot from him. I am not yet a Guardiola, let that be clear. But I think I am a good student.”Let City be City under Pep, which is an awesome club. I think they will win the Champions League eventually, soon hopefully, and behind Pep there is Mikel Arteta who has a lot of knowledge, who is probably the right man to look at. “I will just build my career and be as driven as Pep has been or the best managers have been that I know. Will I be as good? We’ll see.”
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is no fan of Michigan, and every few weeks, he finds a way to troll his alma mater’s biggest rival. It doesn’t seem to matter that he moved on to the NFL back in 2016.Monday, Jones took to Instagram to post a story that includes him wearing an Ohio State hoodie in a Michigan airport. He says he’s only wearing the hoodie because he’s in the state of Michigan. He never misses an opportunity to remind people which side of the rivalry he’s on.Jones, of course, started the 2014 campaign as the third-string quarterback. After injuries to Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett, Jones led Ohio State to wins over Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon to help his team win the national title.After the 2015 season, he was drafted in the fourth round by the Buffalo Bills. He was traded to the Los Angeles Chargers in July of 2017.As for the rivalry itself, Ohio State has owned Michigan in recent years. During Cardale’s time on campus, the Buckeyes never lost.In fact, since 2001, Ohio State has won all but two of the matchups played between the two teams. They’ve also been the far more relevant team in that time frame.This year, the two squads will meet yet again in late November. Michigan will likely be quarterbacked by Shea Patterson, with Ohio State likely giving Dwayne Haskins the nod.