UNCOVERED: The 3-step process for Liverpool to make new signingsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool’s three-step approach to making new signings has been revealed.The Times has detailed how different members of Liverpool’s management structure work together to bring in new additions.The three-step policy is as follows:Firstly, a footballer cannot be signed unless he is wanted by the manager.Secondly, the player must also have the blessing of FSG. The owners have the right to say no and stop all plans to sign the player.For example, if manager Jurgen Klopp wanted to bring in an older striker in for £40 million, but FSG did not want to part ways with that kind of cash for a player whose career could soon be over, then the choice would rest with them.Thirdly, the transfer must be in keeping with the latest trends of the transfer market. Spotting opportunities and assessing availability should set guidelines for purchasing and selling. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Month: October 2019
Gunnarsson: I’ve stayed in touch with Solskjaer; he told me this about Man Utd job…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City attacker Aron Gunnarsson is backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for success at Manchester United.Gunnarsson says Solskjaer’s standing as a United legend will give him a much better chance of success than when in charge of Cardiff when he struggled badly amid major turmoil at the club.Cardiff midfielder Gunnarsson said: “He came in with a positive attitude, looking at the game in a different way. He tried to impact his style of football.“Unfortunately it didn’t work but he’s got a good squad at Man United and all the very best to him. It’s a different job.”The fans know him as a legend. He’s given them good times before and it’s for them to re-live that moment again.“I talked to him afterwards, I kept in touch with him after he left.”He said to me it was a dream job for him to come and manage Man United because he was a player there for years and knows the club inside and out and it’s going to life the fans as well having him on the side-line.”All the very best to him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Arteta in Isco contact about Man City moveby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola is in contact with Real Madrid midfielder Isco, it has been revealed.Isco has found himself frozen out at Real by coach Santiago Solari and could be on the move this month.Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, speaking on El Chiringuito, has revealed Guardiola in now in talks with the midfielder – via a very close third party.He said, “Everyone knows that Guardiola loves Isco and 10 days ago, maybe less, a person of absolute confidence of the coach called Isco and asked if at this time he would be willing to take the step to go to the City. “The person who called him was Mikel Arteta.”However, despite his problems with Solari, Real are reluctant to sacrifice Isco midseason.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham hero Waddle fumes: Clean them out; get them out!by Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham hero Chris Waddle has blasted the players following their humiliating defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.Mauricio Pochettino’s side were obliterated 7-2 by the German giants, who scored five goals in the second half of the group game on Tuesday night. He told BBC Five Live: “Clean them out, if they don’t want to play for Tottenham get them out and get some people in who want to wear that white shirt.”I don’t think (Serge) Aurier wants to be here. He tried to get away in the summer, they wouldn’t sell him, got rid of (KIeran) Trippier instead.”They should’ve bought a right back and said ‘yeah, you want to leave, then you want to leave’.”At Spurs at the minute there’s too much going on, whether it’s (Christian) Eriksen or (Toby) Alderweireld out of contract. So and so wants a new deal, (Jan) Vertonghen wants a new deal – is he signing? Is he not? “You’ve got to say that it’s a shambles at the minute and they’ve got to sort it out quickly because that squad, even though I’m saying the defence is not good enough, it’s still good enough for the Premier League to finish in the to four.”So they’ve still got a lot to play for, it’s early doors. But they’ve got to do it now.”If they wait and say in January this is going to happen and he’s going to leave and he might not leave, the changing room becomes unsettled.”
Cardale Jones Women Sports Fans 4Twitter hasn’t been the best place for Cardale Jones. There was, of course, the “I didn’t come here to play school” incident a couple years ago. There has also been the trolling of Joakim Noah and the transferring to Akron prank that upset some of his fans. Then, last night, the Ohio State national champion-winning quarterback appeared to mock women sports fans during the NBA Finals. Jones’ account tweeted the following last night: @CJ12_ @CJ12_ @CJ12_ Jones, though, claims he was hacked.I need to change my Twitter password— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) June 5, 2015BTW, those wasn’t my tweets about females and sports, I don’t comment on race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, politics or gender, goodnight— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) June 5, 2015people wait patiently just to see when you screw up, go stalk someone else’s social media— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) June 5, 2015The “I was hacked” defense when some poor-tasting tweets are sent out is an unbelievable one in most cases, but maybe Jones is telling the truth.
ESPN/SmithFormer Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN last month after a series of controversial social media posts – and he’s made it clear that he isn’t exactly impressed with the network’s decision. One of his former coworkers isn’t exactly impressed with Schilling’s take on the whole matter.Stephen A. Smith, who is a lightning rod for controversy himself, took some shots at Schilling on the SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio show. He also challenged him to a debate regarding Schilling’s firing – noting that he’d need ESPN’s permission. Smith repeatedly mentions that Schilling’s unwillingness to listen to his employer is what lost him his job.“You (Schilling) want to sit here and have a debate about what really went on?” an indignant SAS asked. “Name the time and place and I’ll show up, with the permission of ESPN — of course. I guess listening to my boss makes me a bad guy. Well guess what? I’d rather be bad than stupid.”“I can’t stand people who worked for ESPN that depart from ESPN clearly harboring whatever bitterness they harbor and try to throw talent under the bus — like talent has something to do with them being gone,” Smith said on SXM. “I have nothing to do with it.”“Let me speak up on behalf of ESPN when I say this to Curt Schilling: …You are gone not because you have conservative views instead of liberal views. Your ass is gone because you did not want to listen,” Smith said on SXM. “ESPN tells me to shut-up, they’re my employer whether I like it or not. If I want to keep my job, I’ve got to shut the hell up.”Smith is clearly playing the company man card, for whatever it’s worth. It’s an interesting take from someone who has gotten himself in trouble with his employer before.Either way, we’d love to see this debate. We doubt it’ll ever come to fruition, however.[NY Daily News]
The College Football Playoff race got a lot more complicated on Saturday night.Saturday night, three of the top four teams in college football lost, opening up a number of possibilities for the College Football Playoff race over the next few weeks. Clemson, Michigan and Washington, all of which were previously undefeated, fell within a few hours of one another, sending the college football world into a frenzy.Monday morning, we’ve got an interesting take from Mike & Mike’s Mike Greenberg. His College Football Playoff prediction, as-of today, features Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Wisconsin.Greeny’s CFB Playoff Final 4 prediction as of today.-Alabama-Clemson-Ohio State-Wisconsin pic.twitter.com/6IGOfRxZ8B— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) November 14, 2016What would that imply?Alabama wins the SEC, while Clemson wins the ACC. Wisconsin would probably have to win the Big Ten, with Ohio State finishing 11-1 behind Penn State in the Big Ten East. That means that the Big 12 champion and the Pac-12 champion would both be left out. It also means that Louisville would be left out.Is this possible? Yep. But a lot can change down the stretch here. But if Greenberg’s right, Ohio State would become the first team not to win its conference to compete in the event.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant Paul Pogba will stay at Old Trafford amid links to Real Madrid and Juventus.Pogba said a ‘question mark remains’ over his future following United’s 4-0 rout of Chelsea in their Premier League opener on August 11.While the Premier League’s transfer window has already closed, the La Liga and Serie A markets remain open until September 2 – prompting ongoing speculation about a possible move to Madrid or a sensational return to Juventus. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Solskjaer, however, has no concerns over star midfielder Pogba ahead of United’s trip to Wolves on Monday.”You [the media] always put question marks around Paul,” Solskjaer said.”I don’t think it’s odd saying enjoy playing, I have fun with my team-mates, I enjoy what I’m doing, I love my job and enjoy the game.”Of course that sentence with the question mark about him, there’s always question marks about Paul.”There’s not one press conference that I’ve not answered a question about Paul Pogba – 80 per cent of what he said was that he enjoyed that game and his time here.”I’ve got absolutely no concerns on Paul. For me, yeah, he’s going to stay.”Ole discusses the fierce competition for places at the heart of our defence #MUFC — Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 18, 2019 The French midfielder started and played all 90 minutes in Manchester United’s first match, a battering of Chelsea.Man Utd toppled Chelsea 4-0 in that season opener, with Pogba assisting the Red Devils’ final two goals with Marcus Rashford and Daniel James providing the finishes.Meanwhile, Solskjaer admitted United have ‘too many’ centre-backs following the world-record arrival of Harry Maguire from Leicester City.With Maguire now at the Theatre of Dreams, Solskjaer’s options also include Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly, who is recovering from a serious knee injury.Argentina international Rojo was linked with a deadline-day move to Everton but a transfer did not materialise.Next up for Pogba and co. is a match against Wolves on Monday at the Molineux Stadium before taking on Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday.
14 Nov 1998: An overall view from inside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee during a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Volunteers defeated the Razorbacks 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /AllsportA former NFL star is getting criticized for what he tweeted about his school’s former head coach.Albert Haynesworth, who starred collegiately at Tennessee, is not happy with the behavior of former Volunteers’ head coach Butch Jones, who is now an assistant at Alabama.The former Tennessee standout was furious about Jones’ celebration of the Crimson Tide’s win over the Volunteers on Saturday. Jones was spotted smoking a cigar in the locker room with his Alabama players. He was also given a Gatorade bath.“But you’re smoking a cigar like you accomplished something?!?! You act like you called the plays or had something to do with the game plan for them. Does the player next to you even know your name Lyle?” he tweeted.@CoachButchJones I mean @AlabamaFTBL won against a team YOU put together! But you’re smoking a cigar like you accomplished something?!?! You act like you called the plays or had something to do with the game plan for them. Does the player next to you even know your name Lyle? pic.twitter.com/kLeyuGY4sD— Albert Haynesworth (@haynesworthiii) October 21, 2018Haynesworth also included a NSFW tweet about Jones. He’s getting criticized pretty hard for this one.WARNING: This is graphic.It doesn’t matter what team logo you wear at the end of the day @CoachButchJones this is who you are a BANDMEMBER!!!! @AlabamaFTBL great hire #onceabandmemberalwaysabandmember #nowgostickafluteupyourpu$$y pic.twitter.com/Zo58oAlDx0— Albert Haynesworth (@haynesworthiii) October 21, 2018The first tweet is somewhat understandable; the second tweet is way too over-the-top.Tennessee (3-4) is set to play South Carolina on Saturday.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 18: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the second half of the game against the Mercer Bears at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama football had a seriously scary moment on its last drive. Heisman favorite Tua Tagovailoa was hit hard in his mid-section, and had to leave the game. To the surprise of some, it was Mac Jones who came in to replace him, and not Jalen Hurts.Tagovailoa beat out Hurts earlier in the year for the starting job, after replacing him at halftime of the national championship game.Alabama has been crushing teams though, so we’ve seen plenty of both. Tagovailoa is yet to throw a fourth quarter pass.A Jalen Hurts injury makes it very unlikely that he will appear this week though, even in the event of Tua Tagovailoa going down again.Hurts suffered a sprained ankle against Tennessee a few weeks ago, and had minor surgery to alleviate the issue.He is suited up, but it is clear that Alabama doesn’t want to have to play him. He came off the bus in a walking boot, and was shown jogging very gingerly earlier.Jalen Hurts getting close attention from S&C coach Scott Cochran. The backup Bama QB is recovering from an ankle sprain. pic.twitter.com/OjzAMNafhE— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) November 3, 2018If Jalen Hurts gets sent on the field tonight criminal charges should be filed pic.twitter.com/cLEjmtuvfT— ben. (@benhomme_) November 4, 2018If Hurts gets in, it would have to be an extreme emergency, and even then, Saban would probably get heat for it. It doesn’t look like Hurts would really be mobile enough to protect himself against an extremely talented LSU defense.Tagovailoa is back in, and just led the Crimson Tide on a touchdown drive, hitting Henry Ruggs for a score. The Tide lead 6-0 after a botched extra point.