10 months agoMurillo: Mina advice key to Barcelona move

first_imgMurillo: Mina advice key to Barcelona moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJeison Murillo admits Yerry Mina convinced him about moving to Barcelona.Mina left Barca for Everton last summer and urged his Colombia teammate to accept the move when the Catalans approached Valencia about a loan deal.Murillo was unveiled by Barca yesterday and he confirmed Mina’s influence.”I am very friendly with Yerry. He recommended to me several things, he advised me,” said the defender.Murillo has joined Barca on-loan to June with a permanent option. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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10 months agoLiverpool striker Solanke favours Crystal Palace move

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Solanke favours Crystal Palace moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Dominic Solanke favours a loan move to Crystal Palace.Solanke is ready to say yes to a loan move to Crystal Palace — because he wants to come back to the Kop.The Sun says Solanke’s dream is still to make it on Merseyside and that gives Palace an advantage as he decides his move over the next 24 hours.Brighton tried to sign Solanke full-time, Bournemouth are back in the hunt and Watford came into the race as he looks for the club to join this weekend for the game time he cannot get at Anfield.All are keen but some want to get him outright, which is not what Solanke, 21, wants at the moment. last_img read more

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10 months ago​Makelele blasts Man Utd star Pogba for celebrations

first_img​Makelele blasts Man Utd star Pogba for celebrationsby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveClaude Makelele is not happy with Paul Pogba.The legendary French defensive midfielder believes that Pogba’s goal celebrations are disrespectful.Pogba enjoyed some dance moves with other United players, such as Eric Bailly, after scoring twice in the 4-1 win over Bournemouth.But Makelele does not agree with such displays of flamboyance.Speaking on Astro SuperSport’s Sunday Night Live show, he said: “One example is Thierry Henry. When he scored a goal before, everybody was like, ‘F*****g hell, many goals, he’s never happy’.”One day I tell Thierry, ‘Why?’. He said, ‘It’s the way I celebrate my goal. I know people don’t like this, but I’m like this. I can’t change this.”Pogba, he’s like this, he can’t change this. We accept this – it’s Pogba.”For me, it means sometimes you don’t respect your opponent, you know?”It’s frustrating. I’m fronting Pogba. I want to tell him, ‘Listen, do this in the dressing room, not now. It’s frustrating. You win 4-0, you’re dancing in front of me.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea have not signed Pulisic as Hazard replacement – Honigstein

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea have not signed Pulisic as Hazard replacement – Honigsteinby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea signing Christian Pulisic is not a direct replacement for Eden Hazard, according to German football expert Ralph Honigstein.The American completed a move to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday and has been immediately loaned back to Borussia Dortmund for the rest of the 2018-19 season.Many Chelsea fans have feared Pulisic’s signing means Hazard will leave the club this summer. But Honigstein doesn’t think that is the case.”I’m not sure what this means for Hazard but he is not, at least not in my mind, a direct replacement,” he said.”He can play in the same positions of course but he is not going to add those goals necessarily.”He will provide plenty of assists and keep the ball, but I don’t see him filling the role that Hazard has – basically becoming both Chelsea’s playmaker and major goalscorer in the absence of a more prolific centre forward. I think we have to look at this move in isolation.” last_img read more

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9 months agoMorata arrival could see Diego Costa sold by Atletico Madrid

first_imgMorata arrival could see Diego Costa sold by Atletico Madridby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDiego Costa could be squeezed out of Atletico Madrid if a deal for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is closed.AS says Morata has already agreed terms with Atletico, which are now weighing up how to make room. Nikola Kalinic and Gelson could make way, but they do not rule out the possibility of Diego Costa departing.A move to China could be revived for the former Chelsea striker.Morata’s arrival could force Costa to the bench and there is concern that such a situation could see the striker kick up a fuss.Meanwhile, Atletico for now are pushing Chelsea to release Morata on a straight six month loan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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8 days ago​Newcastle youngster Longstaff set to earn new contract

first_img​Newcastle youngster Longstaff set to earn new contractby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United youngster Matty Longstaff is set to earn a new contract at the club.The 19-year-old has burst onto the scene this term, getting into the team alongside his older brother Sean.Given that Matty is on a very modest contract, the Magpies will try and tie him down for the long term.They will also give him a significant salary bump, per the Daily Mail.The Magpies want him to sign a six year deal, which would ensure that he is not in any imminent danger of being tempted by a top six club for a transfer.The youngest Longstaff was man of the match in Newcastle’s 1-0 win against Manchester United before the international break, with his long range goal settling the game. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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5 days agoFernandinho: Ederson superb for Man City win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fernandinho: Ederson superb for Man City winby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFernandinho was happy with Manchester City’s 2-0 win at Crystal Palace.Fernandinho again filled in at centre-half on the day.He said: “We just tried to play our style of football and our philosophy. In the first half we scored two goals and controlled the game but at the end of the game they brought on Benteke and he caused some problems for us but Ederson was superb to make the saves.”They started to play long balls and high balls for their tall players. But if we scored the goals from the chances we created it would have been a different game.”On playing at centre-back, he added: “It was fine. In the first half we controlled out actions and didn’t concede any chances. But in the second half we dropped our concentration but overall we were better and deserved the win.”The Premier League is so tough, so hard, so we just try to win our games and do our job. We focus on winning every game. That is all we can do.” last_img read more

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Video: 2 High School Football Players Speared A Referee On Purpose

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Two high school football players are in some serious trouble, if we’re to believe that what you see in the below video was done on purpose.According to Deadspin, during a game between Marble Falls and San Antonio John Jay on Friday night, two high school defensive backs (who play for John Jay) targeted an official during live play. One speared him, just before the other dove into him, helmet-first. It’s one of the most ridiculous videos you’ll ever see.The title of the video suggests that it was in retaliation for a “bad call.” If that’s the case, this is reprehensible.Both players were ejected from the contest, and the district is investigating the play.last_img

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Glory six clear at the summit

first_imgPerth Glory moved six points clear at the top of the A-League after they eased past Sydney FC 3-1 and Melbourne Victory lost for the first time since October.The league leaders began Wednesday with a three-point gap to both Sydney and Victory, before results went their way in a potentially pivotal round of action. Glory were good value for a commanding three-goal half-time lead as they tore through the Sydney defence at will, with Joel Chianese the star of the show. 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 former Sydney forward turned in Jason Davidson’s cross for the opener before prodding the second past Andrew Redmayne, despite appeals for handball as he controlled.Chianese turned provider on the stroke of the interval as Brendon Santalab applied a clinical finish and Sydney, who had won their last nine against Glory, were left with a mountain to climb.A mix-up at the back allowed Adam Le Fondre to rifle in a consolation goal after the restart, but Sydney could not rescue a result.Adam Le Fondre scores one of the best consolation goals of the #ALeague season!: @foxfootball #PERvSYD #ALeague pic.twitter.com/bycGmUXxAQ— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) January 9, 2019Victory had already missed the opportunity to temporarily take top spot as they went down 2-0 at Adelaide United earlier in the day.Craig Goodwin stretched to direct Nikola Mileusnic’s low cross past Lawrence Thomas after 18 minutes, before Ken Ilso stripped Thomas Deng of the ball and ran clear to slide a finish under the goalkeeper for a quick second.The dominant hosts could have led by a wider margin at the break, but they had to dig in through an entertaining yet scoreless second half.Terry Antonis came closest for Victory with a superb effort that crashed against the crossbar as their unbeaten run ended at nine matches to leave them playing catch-up alongside Sydney.last_img read more

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‘Giving Messi a break would be no bad thing’

first_imgGiving Lionel Messi a break from international duty with Argentina “would not be a bad thing”, claims World Cup winner Mario Kempes.The Barcelona talisman is back in the colours of his country at the 2019 Copa America.He is enduring all too familiar struggles, with the Albiceleste sweating on a place in the quarter-finals after taking one point from their opening two games. 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? It appears unlikely that Messi will be bringing his wait for senior international honours to a close this summer.Final successes have eluded him in the past at the Copa America and World Cup.Argentina are now so reliant on the five-time Ballon d’Or winner that they are considered to be incapable of playing without him.Kempes believes removing Messi from the fold may actually prove to beneficial for all concerned, with the man who tasted global glory back in 1978 telling TyC Sports: “We have not known for many years how best to play. The story keeps being repeated. You cannot see a system or a team. You can’t see anything.“What would happen if this national team took Messi out? Why do not we take him out and form a selection without Messi, and see if the players who are very good at their clubs bloom.“I think that giving Messi a break would not be a bad thing.”Lionel Messi Argentina 2019Kempes added: “He wants to give everything, but the years go by and he feels tired. He has done everything possible to win something with the national team.“There is a Messi dependence. He’s the best in the world and they all look to give the ball to him, it’s a lack of personality.“We cannot pretend that Messi will solve all the problems. He cannot carry everything on his shoulders. It’s a big problem in Argentina.“It’s impossible to replace him. You will not find another Messi, but you can train a team without having the best in the world. It can go wrong, but with Messi there is no personality.”Argentina, with Messi leading the way, will be back in action on Sunday when they face Qatar.Victory in that game is required if they are to stand any chance of reaching the last eight of a Copa on Brazilian soil.last_img read more

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