About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Newcastle dealt blow as Muto wins Japan call-upby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are disappointed in the news that Yoshinori Muto will be going to the Asia Cup.He has been called up to the Japan squad for the tournament that will take place in January.He was not in the original squad, but has been added in by boss Hajime Moriyasu.It will result in Muto missing around four Premier League games, along with some FA Cup clashes.While he has only been on the bench in recent games, it still means that Newcastle will be short on options in attacking positions.And it could lead to manager Rafa Benitez attempting to find a short term backup in the January window.Another who will be absent is Ki Sung Yueng, who will be with South Korea for the Asia Cup.
Arsenal midfielder Ramsey in Bosman talks with Juventusby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is in Bosman talks with Juventus.The Gunners withdrew the offer of a new deal for Ramsey earlier in the season after months of negotiations – with the player’s deal to expire in June.Calciomercato.com says Inter and AC Milan have recently been linked with the Wales star, but it now looks likely that Italian champions Juve will pip their rivals who have been dissuaded by the player’s high wage demands.Ramsey is thought to want £9million a year from any prospective deal, and Juve will consider sanctioning the move as it will be offset by the fact that no transfer fee will be involved.Ramsey was voted Arsenal’s player of the season last term by Arsenal fans – the second time he was won the award during his ten-year stay. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal dismiss Alexandre Lacazette buyout clause claimsby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal would not sell Alexandre Lacazette for less than his release clause, contrary to circulating reports.Russian agent Dmitry Cheltsov revealed he offered Lacazette to Zenit this summer.Cheltsov felt encouraged that the Gunners would accept an offer of less than the £61m release clause in the Frenchman’s contract.But it has emerged that Arsenal would not accept an offer for Lacazette below £100m, according to football.london.The report also claims there is no release clause in Lacazette’s contract and Arsenal have no interest in selling their 2018/19 Player of the Season.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fellaini slams Man Utd board: They keep sacking managersby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has hit out at the board.Now with Shangdong Luneng, Fellaini slammed United’s sack culture.He told the Daily Mail: “They brought in [David] Moyes, they didn’t give him time. They brought in [Louis] Van Gaal, they gave him two years and we started to do some things, he won the cup, but after that they sacked the manager because they want to win quickly.”For me the club were too quick to sack Jose [Mourinho] because a manager like that comes and he needs a lot of players to do his own philosophy.”He wanted to build his team but after two years and a half they decided to sack him because the results were not there.”That’s the problem, they have to find a solution together. A manager like Van Gaal, tactically is very strong and a lot of experience and they sacked him.”They brought in one of the best managers in the world in Jose Mourinho, he wanted to build a team and they sacked him.”It’s not easy to build a team in that time, you need more than two years.”I don’t know what they will do with Ole. Mourinho, for the first season, he did amazingly, he improved the team, won things.”Okay the second season, was a bit more difficult, but he tried and did his best to help the team.”
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Galliani supports AC Milan moving from San Siroby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMonza chief Adriano Galliani supports AC Milan moving from San Siro.Both Galliani and former Milan president Silvio Berlusconi are now in charge of Monza.And Galliani has throw his support behind a new stadium to replace San Siro.He said, “San Siro, for how it was built, in different periods, can’t be refurbished. In addition, the two Milan teams would have to play away for several years.“I don’t understand all these tears for having a new, wonderful, modern stadium, which would be two steps away from the current one. It’ll always be San Siro.”
Twitter/@mattrrenzThe opener of the 2015 Men’s Lacrosse Final Four has been pretty ridiculous. Notre Dame made a crazy comeback to tie things up late, but Denver’s Wesley Berg has the day’s unquestioned highlight, a shot that you’re sure to see on SportsCenter later today.Berg catches a ball in the air after a Notre Dame turnover, and shoots it behind the back, through the legs of Notre Dame goalie Shane Doss’ legs.Wesley Berg pic.twitter.com/StDBmzifhI— matt renz (@mattrrenz) May 23, 2015That goal put Denver up 10-6 with just over four minutes remaining, but Notre Dame came all the way back, tying the game with nine seconds left on the clock to send this national semifinal into overtime.
Ole Miss Tickets Sold OutThe Rebels are coming off their first nine-win football season since 2009 and the anticipation for the next chapter is apparent, as Ole Miss has sold out of season tickets in record time, according to Athletic Director Ross Bjork. Was just asked if I wanted to tweet this out first….I jumped at the chance. Thanks to our #OleMiss family! #WAOM pic.twitter.com/Rje3iHISjf— Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) June 23, 2015Earliest (on record) we’ve sold out of @OleMissFB season tickets…….June 23. Expecting new sales record as well! pic.twitter.com/viVYZGn9el— Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) June 23, 2015 After defeating conference opponents like Alabama and Texas A&M during its 7-0 start to the season, it’s easy to see why Ole Miss is excited about the glaring support from its fans.The Rebels didn’t close the 2014-15 season out as strong as they had hoped, losing four of their last six games, but that’s not going to keep the always-proud fan base down. And one can only assume this kind of enthusiasm will pour over into The Grove and then Vaught-Hemingway Stadium come September 5, when the Rebels open up the season at home against UT Martin.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 2: General view during the game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 2, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Southern California won 50-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)2015 is not going the way that Arkansas envisioned. After ending last season with all kinds of momentum, the Razorbacks have lost two straight games to Toledo and now a struggling Texas Tech team. As ESPN’s Shannon Spake was getting ready to interview the winning coach, Kliff Kingsbury, her mic caught an unidentified Arkansas player saying “god we suck.” It’s not too loud, but with headphones in, it is very clear.“God we suck.” pic.twitter.com/wtx7WdOt4P— Jack Lyall (@jackllyall) September 20, 2015We’re sure plenty of Arkansas fans share the same sentiment after the last few weeks.
Instagram/collegegamedayAs the newest member of the Heisman fraternity, former Alabama star Derrick Henry is a major focus in this year’s Nissan ‘Heisman House’ commercial series.Henry was the first player to appear in the first new 2016 Heisman House ad, guiding a drone through the rooms which featured other former winners, including Tim Tebow (who also stars in one of the new videos), Eddie George, and Marcus Mariota.He is not the only Alabama running back involved, though. Mark Ingram, the first Crimson Tide player to take home the hardware, is also involved. In the most recent clip, he is the one who welcomes Derrick Henry to the house. Of course, as Henry is the most recent winner, he has to spend his year in a lesser, “rookie house.”They’re going to need a bigger doorway for a back the size of Derrick Henry.Mark Ingram, entering his sixth season with the New Orleans Saints, is currently one of the NFL’s more consistent backs. Henry is looking to break through as a rookie with the Tennessee Titans, where he is behind DeMarco Murray on the depth chart. Alabama fans will be watching both very intently this fall.
After Australia’s 3-2 victory over Brazil in on Wednesday evening, Elise Kellond-Knight revealed just what inspired the Matildas to their first win at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.Ante Milicic’s side trailed 2-0 inside 40 minutes, after Marta converted a dubious penalty and Cristiane headed home for her fourth goal in two games.But Australia fought back as Caitlin Foord prodded home just before half time, with a strike from Chloe Logarzo and an own goal from Monica, with the aid of VAR, completing the comeback in the second half. 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? Speaking after the game, Kellond-Knight explained what helped fire up the Aussies to fight back in a game between two nations that already have plenty of history having met in several high-profile fixtures.Asked about the nature of Brazil’s celebrations after they scored, the midfielder said: “It pisses you off a little bit to be honest with you.“It’s such a big rivalry as it is and then to see them celebrating and putting it in your face a little bit, it fires you up.“So good on them, it gave us a little bit more encouragement.”The 2-0 score on the boards at the Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier in the first half left Australia on the brink of being all-but eliminated from the tournament, despite being fancied underdogs going into the summer.They had lost their first game in a shock 2-1 defeat to Italy, but Kellond-Knight insisted that the team never counted themselves out of this game, or the competition.“We believe,” she said. “We are a team that believe in what we can do. 2-0 down, backs against the wall, it just shows the character of this team.“I think until we’re down and out, we’ll keep believing.“Results recently haven’t been convincing, [we’ve got] a little bit of criticism but it’s safe to say we will have won a lot of support back after that game,” the 28-year-old continued.“Not only getting a result, but the way we played, the excitement of the game and seeing the courage and the character.“How could you not want to support a team like this?”Luck played a part in the victory, with Logarzo’s goal a cross that fortunately turned into a shot, while the winning effort was a controversial VAR decision.A long, hopeful ball was aimed towards Sam Kerr, in an offside position, and centre-back Monica’s headed interception turned into a headed own goal.Kellond-Knight believes it was luck due to Australia though, who were the better team throughout.“It’s football isn’t it?” she said.“You’ve got to put the ball in there and you’ve got to make luck in a way. Some people say sometimes that the goals are just luck, but you’re making the luck.“You’re dominating the game, you’re dominating where the ball is played, so in a way we created those chances, with a bit of fortune.”Despite the excitement that was clearly visible in the players, Kellond-Knight would not be drawn on expectations of the team moving forward, preferring to take things one game at a time.“There’s a long way to go,” she added.“This tournament is a marathon so we can’t get overly excited after one win.“We’re going to enjoy it, of course, but we know we’ve got a mountain ahead of us so we’re ready for the challenge.”Up next for the Matildas, in their final group game, are Jamaica, who face Italy on Thursday.“They are a decent team,” Kellond-Knight said.“They’re dangerous and unpredictable so we’re going to have to be on our game against them and it’s another challenge we face next week.“[Conceding] two goals is again a concern but look at the character of this team. To get three and win the game is just amazing.”Australia take on the Reggae Girlz on Tuesday 18 June, hoping to secure their spot in the last 16 for the fourth successive tournament.