Ex-Tottenham defender Jadon Brown excited about Huddersfield ‘challenge’by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham defender Jadon Brown is excited about his move to Huddersfield Town.After signing a two-and-a-half-year contract with Town, the Lewisham-born defender was ‘very excited’ at the prospect of joining the Club and moving away from home.“It’s a new challenge for myself with being away from home, a new dressing room and a new opportunity,” he told HTTV.“It was an easy decision for me because I have more opportunities to be in and around the First Team and I thought that if I get that chance then that is something that I can try and take.”The youngster added that he wanted to ‘get the experience’ of playing against different types of footballing sides.“As you get older the game changes and you’re not always playing against technical player.“For me as a player I like to get forward a lot and you know you’ve got to do more defending in the box, more blocks and more heading, so I can challenge my game a lot as well.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Alexander Tettey makes Norwich plea: I’m scaredby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlexander Tettey admits he has no idea where he stands with Norwich City.The Norway international is a key member of Norwich manager Daniel Farke’s first team system this Premier League campaign. Indeed, Tettey was again a starter for Farke in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor.But the midfielder, now 33, comes off contract in June and hasn’t heard from the Canaries about their plans. Tettey admits he’d love to stay at Carrow Road for another season, though concedes his age could work against him.Asked about his contract situation, he told VG: “I have no idea. I have no idea. 100 percent honest. All I know is that my contract expires June 30. After that … either it is a club that is crazy, that will take the chance to have me for a year, or I get to listen to my body.”Indeed, the uncertainty is concerning Tettey, as he freely admits playing football is all he knows. Now in his seventh year with Norwich, Tettey reached the 200 appearances mark for the club in December and remains a firm part of the furniture.However, with retirement now edging closer, the former Rosenborg skipper concedes he’s not looking forward to it.Tettey continues, “I think it’s scary. When you have been contracted since you were 16 until you are 34, it is a pretty long career in sport. You get up every day, have a place to go, a purpose and a meaning, and then … nothing.”I’ve read books that say there are people struggling. It’s scary.” – updated September 23
Man City and Arsenal learn their Women’s Champions League opponentsby Ian Ferris25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Women’s Champions League last 16.Nick Cushing’s team lost to Atletico in the last 32 of the 2018-19 competition.Women’s Super League champions Arsenal will play Slavia Prague, while Glasgow City will face Brondby.The first legs will be played on 16-17 October, with the second legs scheduled for 30-31 October.Glasgow City (Sco) v Brondby (Den)Barcelona (Esp) v FC Minsk (Blr)BIIK-Kazygurt (Kaz) v Bayern Munich (Ger)Lyon (Fra) v Fortuna Hjorring (Den)Paris St-Germain (Fra) v Breidablik (Isl)Wolfsburg (Ger) v FC Twente (Ned)Slavia Prague (Cze) v Arsenal (Eng)Manchester City (Eng) v Atletico Madrid (Esp) TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Broody Bale (again) wants out of Real Madridby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGareth Bale is again being linked with a move away at Real Madrid.After appearing to have settled his differences with coach Zinedine Zidane at the beginning of the season, Bale is again considering his future, says AS.It’s claimed Bale is angry after being left out of the squad last week for the 2-2 draw with Champions League opponents Club Brugge.The Wales captain had told Zidane he was fully fit for the game and was eager to play.But Zidane in the end snubbed Bale, which has since left the attacker brooding.
Kentucky’s men’s basketball team opens its NCAA Tournament tomorrow night, when the No. 1-seeded Wildcats will take on No. 16 seed Hampton. Today, John Calipari’s squad is having a practice at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville that is open to the public. There are a ridiculous amount of Kentucky fans in attendance. During a point in the practice, the Wildcats started taking half-court shots. Kentucky star freshman forward Karl Anthony-Towns made one, sending the fan base into a frenzy. Kentucky and Hampton are set to tip off at 9:40 p.m. E.T. Thursday. The game will be televised on CBS.
Amid the fretting and the finger pointing, the fear and the disappointment, it was left to Liverpool’s most senior player to put his side’s draw at West Ham into context.The Reds were far from impressive at the London Stadium, limping to a second successive 1-1 draw. Their lead at the top of the Premier League table, which looked like it would extend to seven points a week ago, could be wiped out entirely if Manchester City beat Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.Worrying? Certainly for supporters, who witnessed another low-quality performance from their team and who have reason to be concerned at the club’s mounting injury list. 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? Jurgen Klopp and his players, though, prefer a more measured approach. And so when James Milner, who had climbed off his sick bed to put in another shift as an auxiliary right-back on Monday night, was asked afterwards whether he was “concerned” at recent events, there was only going to be one response.“Concerned?!” he replied, shooting his inquisitor a glare that could have stopped traffic. “Concerned being top of the league in February? No, I’m happy!”He has a point. Liverpool remain, as things stand, the team in the driving seat despite dropping four points in five days. City can temporarily steal top spot this week, but only due to a fixture brought forward by their involvement in the Carabao Cup final later this month. Liverpool, of course, will have the chance to make points up that weekend.And while recent displays have been sketchy, the damage is far from irreparable. When City beat the Reds at the Etihad Stadium on January 2, the gap between the two sides was four points. Liverpool have laboured against Brighton, Crystal Palace, Leicester and West Ham since, and the margin has only shrunk by a single point. City, too, are capable of wobbles. Liverpool remain, for now at least, clear.“That’s the key word, clear,” Milner said. “We are clear at the top of the league in February.“[Talk of pressure] is irrelevant really. You take care of your own games. If someone said we’d be three points clear at this stage of the season we’d have taken it. There were people saying at the start of the season that Man City are the best team the Premier League has ever seen and stuff like that, so to be just close to them is good for us.“There’s been a lot of talk outside the dressing room but the boys have been pretty good at focusing on what we can control. There’s always talk outside the dressing room with Liverpool, I saw it last time when they were going for it with City [in 2013/14].“We’ve got to keep going, focus on our football and try and enjoy it.”Enjoy it? Is that possible, when the pressure is so great, when the longing is so vast?“Yeah,” says Milner. “Playing for relegation and livelihoods and people’s jobs, that’s pressure.“I’ve been fortunate enough to win titles, I’ve been unfortunate enough to get relegated as well. I’ve experienced it, and these are the times you should be enjoying. There’s a long way to go, a lot can happen, and it wouldn’t surprise me if the league lead changes hands a couple of times before the end of the season.“We’ve just got to take care of our business. The last couple of games, we haven’t played well but we’re still picking up points. That’s the positive side, we’re not losing games, even if there’s plenty we can improve on.”Those areas for improvement were clear at West Ham, Liverpool surrendering an early lead for the second time in as many matches, and looking alarmingly susceptible to counterattacks and set-pieces. On another day, two dropped points might have been three.“It’s a point gained, I think,” said Milner. “It’s not an easy place to come, we didn’t play our best, but you’re going to have times in the season where it’s like that. You’re going to have poor runs.“Our preparation for the last few games hasn’t been brilliant with the little niggles and injuries we’ve picked up. But hopefully at the end of the season we can look at it as a good point. I don’t think West Ham’s record against the top teams is too bad and they were always going to be up for it.“We didn’t play our best and there were thing we could have done better. We had our chances, they had theirs. A point is probably fair.”And with that he was gone, off back to Merseyside to recover and prepare for the next challenge. Bournemouth at home on Saturday, the first of 13 hurdles to be cleared between now and May.It promises to be tense, but don’t expect Milner to get caught up in the drama and the tension and the terror. At 33, he’s seen too much to get carried away with a title race.Especially in February… Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Twitter/@anthonyVslaterToday’s Central Michigan Hail Mary, which gave the Chippewas an upset win over Oklahoma State in Stillwater, is one of the craziest, coolest plays you’ll ever see.On the final play of the game, with the Chippewas trailing by three, quarterback Cooper Rush found Jesse Kroll on a Hail Mary pass, who lateraled it to Malik Fountain for a truly unbelievable touchdown.Central Michigan miracle win pic.twitter.com/dJ0QtNw7r9— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 10, 2016Oklahoma State had the game all but won. With four seconds left, rather than run backwards or pooch punt on fourth down to kill the remainder of the clock and win the game, Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph threw the ball and was called for intentional grounding. That gave CMU one play, with no time on the clock, to complete the miracle Hail Mary lateral game-winner.The Hail Mary was perfect. The lateral may somehow be even better. Central Michigan was a 21-point underdog on the road. Instead, they leave the victors over a strong Big 12 program.This may be the craziest play we’ve seen since…Central Michigan at the Popeyes Bowl back in 2014? That one also involved a bunch of laterals.College football was supposed to have a down week, and instead, we’ve seen a number of awesome games.Happy Saturday, everyone.
Urban Meyer.Urban Meyer will pass Bob Stoops for a cool college football record, assuming Ohio State picks up two more wins this season.With his Buckeyes at 5-0 this season, Urban Meyer has 159 career wins in his 15th season as head coach. He is just one behind Bob Stoops, who won 160 games during his first 15 years, all of which came at Oklahoma.Ohio State does have a tricky stretch coming up. On Saturday, the Buckeyes travel to No. 8 Wisconsin, and the next week, play against Penn State at Beaver Stadium. At No. 2 in the country, and looking dominant so far this season, Urban Meyer’s team will be favored pretty heavily in both games, and looks like a good bet to pass stoops by the end of October.Meyer began his head coaching career at Bowling Green in 2001, where he spent two seasons. In 2003, he went to Utah, and in 2005, got the head coaching job at Florida. Through 14 full seasons, Urban Meyer wins an average of 11 games per year. He has only finished in single digit wins five times, and his worst season was 8-5 in his final season at Florida.It goes without saying, but he can coach a little bit. Soon, a new Urban Meyer record will prove it even further.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni insists the Copa America will only truly begin for the nation against Paraguay on Wednesday.Having slumped to a disappointing 2-0 loss to Colombia in their opener, Argentina are bottom of Group B and in danger of an early exit.Scaloni, who took charge in 2018, is expecting an immediate response from his players when they next play in Belo Horizonte. 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? Almost wiping the defeat from memory, the Argentine insists the tournament starts now.”The Copa for us is like it has not started yet. The group is doing well, assimilating the defeat as it should,” he told a news conference.”We would have liked to have started in another way, but the players are clear that there are two games to play.”Scaloni was unwilling to name his starting XI on Tuesday, but said: “I have several things in mind but there are players who are not 100 per cent, we will wait until tomorrow. “We are going to wait for certain players who are not 100 per cent physically.”Anyone has the possibility of being a starter, the decision is based on what we look for tomorrow, the consideration is the same for everyone.”While Angel Di Maria was subbed off during the display, Real Betis midfielder Giovanni Lo Ceslo, a summer target for Tottenham, could be switched having been deployed out wide in the opening clash.”The idea is that tomorrow Gio (Lo Celso) will be in another position, where he feels more comfortable,” revealed Scaloni.”No player likes to leave the team, but on the other hand, those same players are the first to add in. We will not have any problems with that.”Despite the disappointing result, there were elements of the display which pleased him, and the former West Ham defender hopes to see his team become more consistent over 90 minutes when they face Paraguay, who drew 2-2 with Qatar in their first outing.”Most winning teams haven’t dominated as we did in those 30 minutes with Colombia,” Scaloni said.”If we had scored, our situation would be different. Unfortunately, we didn’t score and paid for it.”
Kieran Tierney has been backed to be “a great player for Arsenal” by Scott Marshall, the last Scot to make a Premier League appearance for the Gunners.It continues to be suggested that the Celtic left-back is a top target for those at Emirates Stadium.Unai Emery has seen two deals wrapped up for Dani Ceballos and William Saliba, but more movement is expected in north London before the summer transfer window closes. 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? Tierney could be acquired at the end of a long-running saga, with Marshall backing a move for the 22-year-old.No Scot has figured in the English top-flight for Arsenal since the 1990s, when an academy graduate lined up under George Graham, but that situation could be about to change.Marshall, who took in 25 appearances for the Gunners and one league outing for Celtic in his career, told the Scottish Sun on Tierney: “I’ve seen him a few times – I remember seeing the Ajax game where he kind of announced himself.“He’s a top player with all the modern attributes of a full-back. He’s a bit of a throwback because he has that little bit of steel in his character.“He’d be a great player for Arsenal – exactly the kind of character they need.“At the same time, he’s under contract to Celtic and I can understand them holding out for what they value him at.“Big transfers like these are never straightforward, there’s always a bit of to-ing and fro-ing.“If Kieran has the desire to play for Arsenal, you’d imagine that would be what will happen.”Charlie Gilmour, who has represented Scotland up to U19 level, did figure for Arsenal in the 2018-19 campaign.He was, however, handed two outings in the Europa League and not in Premier League competition.The 20-year-old has also left Emirates Stadium for Norwich, so will not get the chance to beat Tierney or anyone else to the honour of following in Marshall’s footsteps as Scots in Arsenal’s English top-flight history.