Man Utd impressed by Reading goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarkeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReading goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarke is attracting big Premier League interest.Sky Sports says Manchester United are scouting 15-year-old Reading keeper Boyce-Clarke.The highly-rated teenager caught the eye as he played for Reading Under 23s against Manchester United last Sunday.And he’s now being closely monitored by representatives at Old Trafford. Boyce-Clarke is an England U16 international. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan director Maldini: Bakayoko, Higuain deals dependent on…by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director Paolo Maldini admits their transfer policy will be dependent on Champions League qualification.Milan are skirting the boundaries of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play laws.“We’re absolutely convinced we can get fourth place,” Maldini told reporters at Milanello.“We’re not happy with how things have gone this month, of course, when we’ve had a lot of injuries and therefore great difficulty in terms of numbers.“Despite that we expected more, and [Coach Gennaro] Gattuso knows that too. We need to change the attitude during the game, we can’t lie down and we can’t look for sixth.”(Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue) Bakayoko and (Juventus striker Gonzalo) Higuain? We’ve been clear with the players: the Champions League is binding.”
WATCH: Man Utd hero Rio tells fans to stop Ole sack talkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRio Ferdinand has posted a video of himself defending Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Manchester United supporters.The video came after United lost 2-0 to West Ham United at London Stadium on Sunday.Some supporters have called for Solskjaer to be sacked after the lacklustre display.But Ferdinand told fans the reaction was “knee-jerk” and wouldn’t benefit the club.Rolling up on the fan tv like…. #MUFCpic.twitter.com/66QH4edfgA— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 22, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say 4.5 million UK people watch pirated Premier League gamesby Ian Ferris11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNine per cent of Britons admit to having illegally streamed at least one Premier League game over the past 12 months, according to new research by the personal finance comparison site finder.com, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The figure equates to roughly 4.5 million people over the course of a single season, with a ‘high proportion’ of UK pirate content consumption coming from soccer-related streaming.According to Finder.com’s research, more than 81 per cent of Britons have been subscribed to a streaming service in some capacity over the last year, while 17 per cent admit to streaming films, movies or sports illegally in the same period.’This means that of all those who illegally stream across the UK, 24 per cent view Premier League games,’ the report said. ‘When you look at the numbers of people who illegally stream any type of sport, the number rises to 44 per cent of illegal streamers, or 16 per cent of all Brits.’While both male (83 per cent) and female (81 per cent) respondents said they are streaming content over the last year, men (25 per cent) tended to illegally stream more often compared to women (17 per cent), according to the research.Of these, 14 per cent of male audiences were found to illegally stream soccer compared to other sports (12 per cent), and is double the number of female viewers who admitted to doing the same. Meanwhile, streamers aged between 25 and 34 are the most likely to illicitly stream Premier League matches.Regionally, London-based consumers are the most prolific for illegally streaming Premier League (21 per cent), with Scotland (17 per cent) coming second. The two regions with the lowest percentage of illegal football streamers were Wales (four per cent) and East Anglia (six per cent).
Galatasaray striker Florin Andone insists he’d make Brighton returnby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGalatasaray striker Florin Andone insists he’d be willing to return to parent club BrightonAndone is on a straight loan at Gala and has admitted frustration with his 12 months in England.Though he told AS: “I was misunderstood and I want to make it clear. My year there was not what I expected. I missed that they had confidence in me, I didn’t play more than two consecutive games as a starter. I don’t ask to play every game, because I’m not a megacrack, I just want continuity. “mI came to doubt myself, my abilities, if I really had a level for the Premier… There were many disappointments. It’s not that I don’t want to go back, I respect Brighton, they signed me for six years and they are worrying about me. I just want to feel like a footballer. “It all starts by recovering my best version and being happy.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
DURHAM, NC – OCTOBER 14: A detailed view of a helmet worn by the Florida State Seminoles during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Florida State lost a big commitment today. Isaac Nauta, a five-star tight end in the 2016 class, announced on Twitter that he has de-committed from the Seminoles’ program. FSU fans shouldn’t worry, though, according to five-star defensive back commit Levonta Taylor. Taylor, who has been committed to FSU since April, says Nauta will “be back” and tells fans “don’t worry!” He’ll be back. Don’t worry !— Levonta Taylor (@iamlevonta) July 28, 2015Well, that’s a good sign, Florida State fans. The Seminoles’ 2016 class is ranked the No. 3 class in the country by 247 Sports.
National titleCollege football fans are likely happy with Michigan’s quick turnaround under Jim Harbaugh – simply because a good Wolverines team makes the sport more interesting. But apparently, a lot of them are actually starting to believe that UM can both reach this year’s College Football Playoff and – wait for it – win it all too.According to ESPN’s David Payne Purdum, the top five teams by number of bets to win the national title at the Las Vegas SuperBook are Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, Clemson and Alabama. That’s right – the Wolverines are getting the most bets to win it all.Of course – that’s a product of both hype and odds. As of February 1, Michigan was a 12-1 bet to win it all. Alabama was tops, at 6:1.Top 5 teams to win the college football national title by number of bets @LVSuperBook: 1. Michigan 2. Ohio St 3. LSU 4. Clemson 5. Alabama— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) May 20, 2016Oklahoma and Baylor are the teams with the best odds that aren’t part of the list, for what it’s worth.If Michigan does win it all, Las Vegas is going to have a rough night. We’ll find out.
When the orange of the Netherlands flooded into France five weeks ago, a World Cup final was not expected to follow.Their underwhelming 1-0 victory over New Zealand in Le Havre, sealed by substitute Jill Roord’s 92nd minute winner, was similar in many ways to their 1-0 win over Sweden in the semi-finals, which required extra time.Jackie Groenen was the hero this time and it was a great goal, but it wasn’t one that will have struck fear in the United States, holders and three-time winners of the World Cup who had an extra rest day on them already. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Never were they expected to become the first team to break the Americans’ record of scoring inside the first 13 minutes of every game at the tournament, never mind be right in the game up until the hour – the time which marked Megan Rapinoe’s penalty and the start of the USA’s road to a 2-0 victory and fourth World Cup title.The Netherlands’ boss, Sarina Wiegman, had the benefit of watching six coaches before her try to out-tactic this winning machine.Of particular interest to her will have been Phil Neville’s attempts with England in the semi-finals, and Jorge Vilda’s effort with Spain in the last 16.From the former, she embraced the 4-2-3-1 set-up, choosing to deploy Vivanne Miedema behind the lightning pace of Lineth Beerensteyn and, in turn, bringing out the best performance from the Arsenal forward in this tournament. It also brought out the best of the Dutch.“We’ve got such a great counter attack. I think that’s our best thing,” said midfielder Danielle van de Donk after the Sweden win.With the ever so slight tweak from their usual 4-3-3, and Miedema’s change of position, that much was clear.On the back foot, that became a 4-4-1-1, the Oranje sitting deep and happy to let the USA dominate the game to give them what England lacked – defensive solidity.After she had masterminded a victory in the Netherlands’ home Euros two years ago, Wiegman was showing her tactical nous here again.The United States needed two penalties to beat Spain and defensive lapses to beat England. For the Netherlands to win this game, it was going to have to be an absolutely perfect performance.When they were crowned European champions in 2017, it came down to a combination of team spirit, lack of expectation and unwavering home support.The same recipe paved an unlikely path to the World Cup final. The Dutch tried their utmost in noise to make this feel like anything but the away game it was in numbers. The American fans were here in huge numbers, surrounding the bright orange pockets of their opposing fans in the Stade de Lyon.But the way that the Dutch have invaded France, doubling the population of Valenciennes when they packed out the Stade du Hainaut for a group stage win over Cameroon, is a great metaphor for the way their team have exploded onto the women’s football scene.For a long time, the Netherlands have been one of the top teams in world football, three-time runners-up in the World Cup and European champions in 1988.Their tactical and technical roots, inspired by the late and great Johan Cruyff, make them one of the most unique nations in the game – and now, women’s football is enjoying that.At the moment, the Women’s World Cup is the USA’s stage and very rarely in France has it looked like the trophy would not be theirs once this 2019 edition came to an end.But the Netherlands are here now. Nine of their 23 players at this tournament were 25 or under. They have reached two finals in two years – and the World Cup final in just their second appearance at the tournament.Throw their football philosophy and history into the mix, as well as a young, exciting coach like Wiegman, and everyone should be excited.And as the pockets of orange proudly waved their tricolour flags in the final moments of this showpiece, it was clear – they know this will not be their only shot at World Cup glory.
ESPNStar Oklahoma tailback Rodney Anderson left Saturday’s contest against UCLA with an apparent knee injury. Anderson went down late in the first quarter and immediately grabbed at his right knee.The junior running back limped to the sideline where he was attended to by Oklahoma’s training staff before exiting to the locker room. Former Oklahoma fullback J.D. Runnels updated Anderson’s status at halftime of the game.Runnels said “It’s not good y’all,” and asked for thoughts for the star running back.Here’s his tweet.Thoughts for Rod. It’s not good yall— Mr. O.K. Preps (@Just_JD38) September 8, 2018This certainly isn’t the news Oklahoma fans were hoping for after Anderson left the game. Anderson exploded during the 2017 season, rushing for more than 1,000 yards.During Week 1 action against FAU, Anderson needed just five carries to eclipse 100 yards when he raced for touchdown runs of 65 and 30 yards.Oklahoma currently holds a 21-7 lead over UCLA at the half. Quarterback Kyler Murray has been dominant in his second-consecutive game.