TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd beating Liverpool to Villarreal teenager Corralby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are at the head of the queue to sign Villarreal youngster Adrian Corral.The centre-back is only 16 years old. But he is now free to sign for a foreign club.He can also play at left back and is being touted as one of the top prospects in his age group.Corral would join up with United’s youth team, per Super Deporte.Liverpool also have an interest in the player.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southampton striker Adams confident goals will comeby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChe Adams is confident he will break his Southampton duck sooner rather than later.The Saints striker, signed from Birmingham City in the summer, is yet to score in the top-flight after having an excellent pre-season.Adams said: “The most important thing is I’m getting into good positions to score goals. Hopefully one will go in for me.”As a striker, these things happen, and you’ve just got to keep at it. We got the three points on Saturday and that’s all that matters.”Goals give you confidence and three points give you confidence. It’s all positive and I will go again in the next game.”
Leeds return to top with win over West Bromby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United are back on top of the Championship with a hard fought 1-0 home win over West Bromwich Albion.A goal from Ezgjan Alioski was enough to ensure that Leeds got the win and a crucial three points.West Brom had come into the game unbeaten since the start of the league season.But their run was ended by Marcelo Bielsa’s side last night.West Brom are only a point behind Leeds in the table, in what promises to be a fantastic battle for automatic promotion.And they will take heart from the way they made Leeds work for this result. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero Ince: Rashford a worry; he’s no Cantonaby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince is ‘worried’ about the form of Marcus Rashford.Ince feels the striker is low on confidence.He said, “Marcus Rashford is a concern for me, he’s struggling. You do need to remember that he’s played a lot of football for a kid so young, and there is so much pressure on him because United are so reliant on him. They haven’t gone out and bought a centre-forward, so the onus is on Rashford to perform consistently. United simply haven’t got a lethal striker, and Rashford doesn’t look like that to me yet either. The way he’s being played at the minute, and the over-reliance on him, is really impacting his performances and he knows that. “As a young player you will lose your confidence, Rashford is clearly a little bit down and not quite right, and that’s where the leaders at the club need to recognise that and pull him up. “He’s a talented player, but it’s not working for him at the moment. Technically he’s very good, but for me he lacks composure. When you look at players like Eric Cantona, Alan Shearer, Ian Wright, the composure they had was incredible.”With Rashford, he gets a little touch excited and he either smashes it or looks unsure. My advice for him would to be to get out on that training ground, afternoon after afternoon, and work on it. Ole needs to get him working on it too, just take him to one side with a coach and get him working on his composure. It will improve him as a player – and in turn his confidence will come back too.”- Paul Ince was speaking to Paddy Power
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wenger says Tottenham’s players have lost their hungerby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Tottenham’s players have lost their hunger.Wenger dissected Tottenham’s miserable run of form, which saw them lose 7-2 to Bayern Munich last week and 3-0 to Brighton at the weekend.He told beIN Sports: “When I played them two or three years ago, they looked like a young, hungry team who had found good strengths, good core of the team with people who were together, growing inside the club.”They expressed that hunger and players from outside were vital, like Eriksen. Today, you don’t feel exactly the same chemistry, and a player like Eriksen is a bit sidelined because it looks like he doesn’t want to commit his future to the club.”Modern life is down to small margins, and these small margins at the moment are not in their favour. Will they get that back?”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Neuer lauds Liverpool’s Alisson, Man City star Ederson as modern mastersby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has paid tribute to Alisson and Ederson.The Liverpool and Manchester City shot-stoppers have arguably eclipsed Neuer as the two of the best goalkeepers in football.”Alisson of Liverpool and Ederson at Manchester City are complete goalkeepers,” he told France Football. “They’ve mastered the modern game and are excellent with two feet. I like them both. They’re consistent and they rarely make mistakes.”They’re among the best in the world, along with Hugo Lloris, who is more of my generation and who has enjoyed a great year with Tottenham, reaching the Champions League final.”Lloris and I have many points in common with regards to our respective careers, having been captains of both club and country. He’s someone that I appreciate a lot.”
The No. 22 Indiana men’s basketball team travels to in-state rival Purdue on Wednesday, and might be playing that game without the services of starting freshman guard Robert Johnson, who was injured in freak fashion during the first half of Sunday’s 82-70 loss to Ohio State.Per multiple reports, Johnson hurt his left knee after he slipped on a folder that was discarded along the baseline by an Ohio State cheerleader.Here’s Robert Johnson taking a spill after sliding on a piece of paper/placard on baseline yesterday. #iubb pic.twitter.com/4bq2U4z6IN— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) January 26, 2015Crean says the injury was suffered when Johnson slipped on a folder that was laying near the baseline as he finished a layup. #iubb— ZachOsterman (@ZachOsterman) January 26, 2015Johnson is officially questionable for the game against the Boilermakers. The 6-foot-3 Richmond, Va. native is averaging 9.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game this season.
The months of February and March typically feature a plethora of “Junior Days” on campuses nationwide, where prospective junior recruits go to check out what college football programs have to offer. Usually, prospects always give these visits high marks, but that was not the case with 2016 McCalla (Ala.) McAdory ATH Jay Jones and Georgia. The 6-foot-1, 193-pound Jones does not have an offer from the Bulldogs, and it’s pretty likely he won’t be receiving one after he made these comments following his junior day visit this afternoon. Jones has since deleted that tweet. Comments like these are atypical in the recruiting world. Could they be sour grapes that Georgia didn’t offer? Or perhaps Jones isn’t a priority for the UGA staff and he realized that, which is why he felt unwelcome?Jones reportedly has an offer from Alabama, so that explains what he said in his ensuing tweet.I guess Bama is just hard to compete with huh ?— Jay Jay #1 (@JayUnoJones) February 21, 2015
CHAPEL HILL, NC – FEBRUARY 17: Brice Johnson #11 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Dean Smith Center on February 17, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Legendary former UNC head coach Dean Smith passed away in February at the age of 83. During his 36-year tenure at North Carolina, Smith was known for his close relationships with his players. Those bonds extended beyond their playing careers and Smith’s time at UNC, and apparently even after he died. According to Twitter user Jim Dempsey, Smith has willed for each of his former letterwinners to receive $200 from his trust after his passing. Here’s the letter received by former UNC guard Dante Calabria. This is really, really awesome on Smith’s part.
Perth Glory went three points clear at the top of the A-League after a stunning comeback at Brisbane Roar, while Melbourne City moved up to fourth with a 2-1 win at home to Newcastle Jets.Brisbane looked on track to end a six-game winless run when they led 2-0 at half-time but they collapsed to a 4-2 defeat at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday after Daniel Bowles was sent off.Goalkeeper Liam Reddy came rushing off his line but missed the ball, allowing Adam Taggart to score his eighth A-League goal of the season to get Roar up and running. 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? And it was nine 12 appearances in the 40th minute, Taggart planting home a solid header after he was picked out by Eric Bautheac’s right-wing corner.But Glory got one back in the 58th minute, Neil Kilkenny drilling home a penalty after Bowles was sent off for bundling over Joel Chianese, starting the Roar collapse.Glory captain Andy Keogh should have equalised when he beat the offside trap only to see a tame shot blocked by Jamie Young, but the goalkeeper could do nothing about a second Kilkenny penalty, sent the wrong way after Aaron Reardon was penalised for handball following a VAR review.And in the last five minutes, Glory completed their comeback, the hapless Reardon turning a cross into his own net before Keogh headed in a Chianese cross to seal the points.There was still time for more drama, however, as Taggart should have wrapped up his hat-trick in the last minute but hit the crossbar with a penalty after Ivan Franjic tripped the striker in the box.What a comeback!Down 2-0 at the break, @PerthGloryFC found the net four times in the second half! #ALeague #BRIvPER #SummerOfHeroes pic.twitter.com/LHNyNliUUE — Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) January 6, 2019 In the day’s earlier game at AAMI Park, Jets striker Roy O’Donovan scored for the third A-League game in a row, taking advantage of a Eugene Galekovic mistake in the fourth minute.But the game turned on a decision from referee Kurt Ams, who gave a penalty for a handball by Ronald Vargas, showing the midfielder a second yellow card to compound the punishment.Riley McGree converted the penalty and within five minutes City were in front, a fine 20-yard strike from Luke Brattan proving the winner for his side.Jets, who are seventh in the table, had opportunities to snatch a draw but City held on and McGree could have added to their lead, instead striking the post.