Walker-Peters, Eriksen admit Spurs ‘buzzing’ after Bournemouth routby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen hailed the manner of Tottenham’s rout of Bournemouth yesterday.The Dane was among the goalscorers for the 5-0 win.He said, “It’s always nice to know that you will score at some point. “With the players we have, someone will score at any point, even in the first 10 minutes not playing as well as we could and still scoring and leading – that gives you the confidence and the trust in your team that you can sit back, be professional, be focused and that you will win the game.”Spurs fullback – and fellow goalscorer – Kyle Walker-Peters added: “There’s a buzz around the team at the moment, we’re winning games and everyone is confident. When I step on the pitch I have that confidence as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ex-Wolves midfielder Andrews slams Liverpool pair Sturridge, Shaqiriby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Wolves midfielder Keith Andrews was unimpressed by Liverpool for their FA Cup defeat on Monday.Andrews pulled no punches when looking back on the match and picked out Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri for particular criticism.Speaking to Off The Ball, Andrews said: “A few of those Liverpool players need to have a good look in the mirror after their performances, some of them were shocking, they’re fringe players and it shows they haven’t got the strength in depth.”There’s talk of Sturridge getting a new contract, but I don’t know where that’s come from.”Shaqiri only got going when the big boys came on, he was having a sulk up. Fabinho at the back, forget about it.“I wanted to bring up that issue from that game, I wasn’t watching it in depth, it was on at home, the first half, in particular, was horrendous.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd midfielder Fred: My first ‘clasico’by Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Fred was pleased with his performance against Liverpool.Fred impressed in the 1-1 draw.“Personally, I’m happy how I played in my first ‘clasico’ against Liverpool,” he told The National.“We’re just all a little frustrated that we didn’t hold on to the lead, but we have to be encouraged.“We played at a very good pace against Liverpool. We needed that, we haven’t started the league well, but we played with heart, we played with force, we attacked quickly, especially in the first half. The second half we continued well but it was more equal.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
college spun staff picks week 7Week six of the college football season produced a few big upsets, like Washington over USC and Texas over Oklahoma, along with a few almost-upsets, like Michigan State vs. Rutgers, TCU vs. Kansas State and Florida State vs. Miami (FL). Week seven is shaping up to be the most interesting of the season thus far, however.This week, we’ve got UCLA vs. Stanford, Michigan vs. Michigan State, Alabama vs. Texas A&M, Florida vs. LSU and USC vs. Notre Dame. Currently, Matt Hladik and Dustin Tackett hold a slim lead over the field in our weekly competition. Here are our picks for this weekend’s games:Who do you have?
Twitter/@Qiana_JadeOver the weekend, protests broke out at Missouri following a string of racially charged incidents on campus. A student group called “Concerned Student 1950” called for school president Tim Wolfe to resign due to ineffective leadership in combating the issues, and today he stepped down after an emergency meeting by the school’s Board of Curators.Mizzou President Tim Wolfe resigning right now amid student and faculty protests.— Kate Bolduan (@KateBolduan) November 9, 2015On Friday night, video of Wolfe struggling to answer a question about systematic oppression began to go viral.Oh really @UMPrez this is what you think Systematic oppression is?!? @umcurators @CNN @Oprah pic.twitter.com/eSuOqPfT2b— QianaJade (@Qiana_Jade) November 7, 2015By Saturday night, the Tigers football team boycotted football activities until Wolfe resigned, following the lead of grad student Jonathan Butler, who is currently in a hunger strike in order to oust Wolfe. We hope that this move helps quell the unrest on campus in Columbia.
Liverpool will kick off the new Premier League season at home to Norwich on August 9, with champions Manchester City travelling to West Ham and Manchester United playing host to Chelsea on the opening weekend.Elsewhere, Arsenal will take in a trip to Newcastle on the first Sunday of the new season, while arch-rivals Tottenham take on top-flight new boys Aston Villa 24 hours earlier.Sheffield United start life back in the big time away at Bournemouth on August 10, with Burnley hosting Southampton, Everton going to Crystal Palace, Leicester taking on Wolves and Watford welcoming Brighton to Vicarage Road. 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? The big games will come thick and fast from that point.City’s first home game of the campaign will see them welcome Tottenham to the Etihad Stadium, while Arsenal are due at Anfield in the third round of fixtures.The first north London derby, which will be staged at Emirates Stadium, is pencilled in for August 31, with a return date taking place on April 25.City and United will not lock horns until December 7, at the Etihad, with a meeting between two old adversaries at Old Trafford due to be held around March 7.A Merseyside derby at Anfield will take centre stage on December 4 and at Goodison Park on March 14.Crystal Palace will rekindle old rivalries with Brighton at Selhurst Park on December 14, before heading to the south coast on February 29.Aston Villa, who are back in the Premier League after a three-year absence, will face West Midlands foes Wolves at Molineux on November 9 and on home soil on April 4.Chelsea take on Liverpool on September 21, while Manchester United face Arsenal at Old Trafford a week later.The Red Devils will then play host to Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League winners on the weekend of October 19, before the following round of games takes Spurs to Anfield.Liverpool face City on November 9 and Pep Guardiola’s title holders have a tough test at home to Chelsea in the same month.Spurs pay a visit to United in early December, before then playing host to London neighbours Chelsea in the final group of games before Christmas.The festive fixture list will see matches moved for television coverage, but the contests around Boxing Day will include Manchester United entertaining Newcastle, City going to Wolves, Liverpool taking in a trip to Leicester, Chelsea playing host to Southampton and Arsenal travelling to Bournemouth.New Year’s Day could also deliver a feast of entertainment, with United due at the Emirates.Elsewhere, Liverpool will take on Sheffield United, City clash with Everton, Chelsea go to Brighton and Spurs to Southampton.Klopp’s men will then have back-to-back outings against Tottenham and Manchester United in January, while Chelsea welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge.Tottenham entertain City on February 1 and the Red Devils visit the Blues of west London a week later.City versus Arsenal is another contest scheduled for the leap year date of February 29.Mid-March will take Manchester United to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and City to Stamford Bridge.Liverpool’s only top-flight defeat of 2018-19 came at the Etihad Stadium, and they will be back there in early April.May opens with Arsenal entertaining the European champions and a week later takes Chelsea to the red half of Merseyside.It could be that the title, top-four places and relegation spots are all on the line heading into the final weekend.Liverpool will be at Newcastle on May 17, Manchester United at Leicester, Spurs at Palace and Sheffield United at Southampton.Arsenal will play host to Watford, Manchester City will entertain Norwich, Chelsea take on Wolves, Burnley face Brighton, Everton meet Bournemouth and West Ham tackle Aston Villa.
Daniel James says Manchester United showed their fighting spirit by coming from behind to beat AC Milan on penalties in their final game of pre-season.United led early on thanks to Marcus Rashford’s opener but first Suso, then an own goal from Victor Lindelof, turned the game on its head at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.Jesse Lingard pulled the scores level at 2-2 before James struck the winning penalty in the resulting shoot-out, meaning United finished their pre-season campaign unbeaten. 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? “You couldn’t write it,” the Welshman told MUTV about scoring the winner in Cardiff.“Amazing. We’ve come from behind, today was a different test.“They slowed it down, they played great football but it shows the spirit. We’ve come from behind for the draw and obviously to win on penalties, and to score the last one here in Cardiff is great.”James was born and grew up in Yorkshire, qualifying for the Welsh national team through his father Kevan.He won his first youth international call-up in 2013 and, having left Hull to join Swansea City’s youth set-up as a 16-year-old, is seen as one of Welsh football’s most exciting young talents . This was underlined this summer as he joined United for £15 million ($19m) as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s youth-oriented rebuild at Old Trafford. He has since been joined by right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, while Solskjaer has said the move for Leicester and England defender Harry Maguire is almost wrapped up .With the English transfer deadline on August 8 looming large, United are set for a busy few days with speculation surrounding Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.Solskjaer wants Pogba to ignore interest from Real Madrid but seems happy for Lukaku to leave with reports suggesting Napoli have now joined Inter and Juventus in their pursuit of the Belgium forward.United want to replace Lukaku with Juventus’ Paulo Dybala , but it remains to be seen whether the Argentine is keen on a move to Old Trafford.Following the end of the transfer window, United can once again focus on football. They start their Premier League campaign with a home fixture against Chelsea, looking to put an early dent in Frank Lampard’s bid to bring the good times back to Stamford Bridge. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Alexandre Lacazette claims that “the Premier League hasn’t seen the best of him” yet, insisting he still has plenty of room to improve at Arsenal this season.The 28-year-old joined the Gunners from Lyon in 2017 and has since managed to score 37 goals in 89 appearances across all competitions while forging a fearsome partnership with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang upfront.Lacazette grabbed his first goal of the 2019-20 campaign during Arsenal’s 2-1 home win over Burnley on Saturday, holding off two defenders in the box before squeezing the ball past Nick Pope. 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? The France international hit 14 Premier League goals last term, eight short of Aubameyang’s final tally, but his combative performances and commitment to Arsenal’s cause earned him widespread praise from fans and experts.Now that he is off the mark for the new season, Lacazette has promised “to score more goals” and prove he can be consistent as the Gunners fight for a place in the Champions League.He told Canal+: “The Premier League has not yet seen the best Lacazette.”It has seen some very good, but not the best. I can score more goals and be more consistent.”Lacazette went on to reveal that he poked fun at Aubameyang while keeping up with results in Ligue 1 last season.Gabon international Aubameyang played for Saint Etienne between 2011 and 2013, before securing a big-money move to Borussia Dortmund.Lacazette, meanwhile, represented Saint-Etienne’s bitter rivals Lyon with disctinction before joining the Gunners.He added: “With Auba, yes, we have a lot of room, and last year I called him every time Lyon won against Saint-Etienne.”Lyon have kicked off their latest Ligue 1 campaign in scintillating fashion, securing a 3-0 victory at Monaco on August 9 before thrashing Angers 6-0 at home on Friday.A former Olympic Stadium favourite hopes his old club can maintain their form over the next 11 months, after a change of style under head coach Sylvinho this summer.”It’s a big change from the OL I’ve experienced,” Lacazette added. “I have mixed emotions, the preparation has not been exceptional but I can not wait to see how they do and I hope it’s going to work.”Lacazette will be in contention to start for Arsenal once again next Saturday when they take on European champions and Premier League leaders Liverpool at Anfield. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of play between the Auburn Tigers and the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)ESPN has published a bunch of college football predictions in anticipation of the season getting fully underway this week.Week 1 is here, with several notable games – Alabama-Louisville, Michigan-Notre Dame, Auburn-Washington, LSU-Miami – taking place this weekend.ESPN college football reporter Mark Schlabach published his predictions for the upcoming season on Monday. Included in those predictions are “hot seat” rankings for the sport’s head coaches.According to ESPN, here are five coaches that might be fired in 2018 if things go really poorly:LSU’s Ed OrgeronWashington State’s Mike LeachKansas’ David BeatyIllinois’ Lovie SmithNorth Carolina’s Larry FedoraOrgeron is the biggest name on this list. There have been questions about his hiring at LSU from the start.Expectations aren’t too high for the Tigers this fall – they begin the year ranked No. 25 – but they’ll need to show something in order for the administration to remain confident in Coach O.You can view ESPN’s full picks here.
Tailgating before a college football or NFL game usually includes grilling, games, and of course a few beverages of the alcoholic variety. Generally, the tailgates are made up of fans and alumni from the university looking to celebrate before the game.Over the weekend a school president found himself apologizing for his actions at a tailgate. According to the AP, Southeast Missouri State University president Carlos Vargas-Aburto sent out an email apologizing for what he did before the game.So what did he do? Well, video appears to show Vargas-Aburto drinking from a beer bong.Here’s the video.THATS MY PRESIDENT pic.twitter.com/9wjvn0gnyH— Barstool SEMO (@BarstoolSemo) September 22, 2018Chugging from a funnel is commonplace on college campuses, it just doesn’t usually involve the president of said colleges.Vargas-Aburto apologized for his actions said it was a “poor decision” that he’s “not proud of.”It doesn’t look like the president will face punishment after the Board of Regents “said in a statement that what happened was a ‘lapse in judgment’ but that it doesn’t define Vargas-Aburto,” according to the report.[AP]