TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sir Alex back and having big say on crisis club Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he’s been in contact with Sir Alex Ferguson.The Sun says that since Jose Mourinho left he has played a more central role – even aiding Solskjaer’s Old Trafford return.This is after the Scot suffered a brain haemorrhage earlier in the year – which left him having to endure an emergency operation.The 76-year-old is now a regular visitor to Old Trafford again – with claims he and Solskjaer will be in regular contact.The report also says Ed Woodward turned to Sir Alex for advice after sacking Jose Mourinho – with the Scot pulling the strings to allow assistant Mike Phelan to return.
Monthly Archives: October 2019
Man City boss Guardiola: Liverpool, Spurs deserve to be ahead of usby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Liverpool and Tottenham are now superior to them.Defeat to Leicester City sees his team now six points behind leaders Liverpool.And Guardiola says Liverpool and Spurs are above the Blues at present on merit.“They deserve it,” he said. “They win games when we don’t win games.“Last season we were so consistent and made a lot of points. They are both so consistent.“Football is fascinating and unpredictable. You have to be humble, knowing every game is difficult.“Last season, everyone said it was so easy, but I know how difficult it was. Now we have to start to think about Southampton.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea assistant Cudicini: Carabao Cup can set up 2019by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant Carlo Cudicini believes Carabao Cup success can help the club perform well in 2019.The Blues will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-final, with the first leg to played at Wembley on Tuesday.”It’s always important to win the first trophy of the season,” he told the club’s official website . “You have the chance to win it in February and it can help to then have an even better end of the season.”As a club, we consider all the trophies to be important and we have the chance to reach the final and we obviously want to do well.”
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Smalling insists Maguire arrival didn’t force Man Utd exitby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChris Smalling insists the arrival of Harry Maguire didn’t force him out of Manchester United.The defender is now on-loan with Roma.“Not really,” he told the Telegraph when asked if Maguire had effected his future.“I had spoken to the manager before Harry came and I knew I was behind him and Vic [Lindelof] but in previous seasons I had started behind [two first-choice centre-backs] and after four or five games I had worked myself into the team.“I love a challenge and when a new centre-back comes in it makes you raise your game.“You have to show more, you have to be more consistent.”He added: “If I had stayed I would have taken on that challenge and I would have been very confident that I would have played the number of games that I was worthy of.“Equally I have a challenge here at Roma.“Going back I will have an added element that some of the centre-backs won’t have.“The easy decision was to stay.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Klopp rallies Liverpool fans for RB Salzburg showdownby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp hopes Liverpool supporters are out in force for this season’s first Champions League clash at Anfield.The European champions host RB Salzburg at the famed ground on Wednesday night.And after losing to Napoli in the opening round, Klopp hopes the Kop roar can make a difference against the Austrians.”Let’s make it as positive as we can because it is the first game since Barcelona that we play at Anfield,” Klopp said.”It is like a reunion with the European crowd. OK, we have played Premier League games but these European nights are based on the performances of all of us.”I really hope we can create that atmosphere again and see what it is good for.”
Leicester boss Rodgers: Chilwell has ‘scary’ potentialby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrendan Rodgers says Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell has ‘scary’ potential.The England international, 22, has been scouted by Manchester City and Manchester United in recent times.As one of the first names on his team-sheet, Foxes boss Rodgers has been wowed by Chilwell’s room for growth.”The beauty with Ben is the more I work with him, the more I realise how much he is going to improve,” said Rodgers.”It is scary really. He has only really broken through in the last couple of years and yet when I talk to him he is learning and wanting to learn all the time, so he has still got levels to come up.”It’s frightening because he is up there with the best at this level. He is young and he is only going to get better. Like James [Maddison], they are hungry to improve and that is important.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ajax defender Blind on Chelsea defeat: It was a 0-0 gameby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax defender Daley Blind says they have themselves to blame for defeat to Chelsea.Chelsea won the Champions League tie 1-0 thanks to Michy Batshuayi’s goal. “We were sloppy at times and we can blame ourselves for that, we have to improve that,” Blind told Ajax TV. “Normally we are stronger than that, but not today. We sometimes know it. If someone plays a bad ball, he does not do it on purpose. We want to do it as well as possible, but sometimes this type of competition is tough. “Then it comes to a struggle and we certainly did, we didn’t make it easy for them. They’re just a top team.”He added: “It was a 0-0 match, both teams didn’t really create great opportunities in the second half. I think that would have been more appropriate.”
Arsenal boss Emery: We’ve improved since Wenger leftby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery has defended his short career at the club, claiming he has improved the team since Arsene Wenger’s departure.Following Monday’s loss to Sheffield United multiple critics stated Arsenal had shown no signs of progression under Emery, who replaced Wenger in the summer of 2018.But the Spaniard has launched a passionate defence on how he has improved the competitive nature within his squad.”Sometimes we forget the memory and we need to remember,” said Emery. “When I arrived here, this team needed to improve being more competitive.”This club, historically, was winning 1-0 and being very competitive, but it wasn’t enough.”Then it was being competitive with improved creativity. When I arrived, the creativity was good, but being competitive was worse. It was not enough.”I think last year I started to improve being competitive, with some very good matches playing with creativity.”This year we are in a process, but we need patience because our strategy as a club is with some new players and some young players. We changed 10 players and are continuing being competitive. Creativity, maybe we lost a little, but I know we are going to recover that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@NunesMagicianOn Monday, Syracuse athletic director Mark Coyle announced that head coach Scott Shafer would not be retained after the season finale, after starting the 2015 season at 3-8 after a 3-9 2014. Shafer stayed on to coach the team’s final game of the season against Boston College, and pulled out a victory with a last second Cole Murphy field goal to win 20-17. After the game, Syracuse players picked a very emotional Shafer up, and paraded him around the field.Shafer did not have the most successful tenure at Syracuse, but he is extremely close with his players. It is good to see him go out on top.
Udoka AzubuikeUdoka Azubuike, a four-star center in the 2016 class, has committed to Kansas. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound Nigeria native is ranked the No. 3 player at his position and the No. 28 player in the class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. He announced his commitment on ESPNU, picking the Jayhawks over North Carolina and Florida State, among other programs. Five-star Udoka Azubuike announces for Kansas.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) January 28, 2016With Azubuike’s commitment, Kansas now has two commitments in the 2016 class.