TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Alex Sandro signs new deal with Juventusby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlex Sandro has signed a new deal with Juventus to 2023.The deal is reportedly worth €5m-a-year.”I thank all the people who helped me arrive where I am today,” wrote Alex Sandro on Instagram.“I am very happy to continue being part of the Juventus family.”The agreement puts the full-back in the top 10 for Serie A salaries, on a par with Juventus teammate Emre Can.
Man City boss Guardiola ponders loan move for ‘awesome’ Sandlerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola is delighted with the progress of Philippe Sandler.Former PEC defender Sandler was on the bench for this week’s Carabao Cup quarterfinal win over Leicester City.”We were planning to take him on tour for preseason, but unfortunately he came to us with injuries,” said Guardiola.”He has started training again in recent months and I have to say that he played’s awesome with the youngsters. It is not easy if you go back to a second team or a team of youngsters, but he has helped his teammates a lot and that says a lot. “We will now decide what is best for him, for the club and for his future perspective.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say West Ham to issue lifetime ban to supporter for Deeney incidentby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United are set to ban a supporter for life from their stadium.The Hammers are furious at a fan who tossed a coffee cup at Troy Deeney when they lost 2-0 to Watford.Deeney is the Watford skipper and he had the cup thrown at him when he celebrated the penalty that gave his side the opening goal.A West Ham statement read: “The Club is aware of the incident and will be working to identify the offender.”In line with our zero tolerance approach, anyone identified will have their details passed to the police and will face a lifetime ban from London Stadium.”There is no place for this kind of behaviour at our stadium.”An FA spokesperson added: “The referee (Lee Mason) has reported the incident and we will be looking into it.”
Liverpool striker Brewster: Sturridge departure helps meby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Rhian Brewster admits he feels he has a better first team chance with Daniel Sturridge’s departure.Sturridge left Anfield for Trabzonspor this summer after his contract expired, leaving the Reds a striker short.Klopp opted against signing a replacement, and Brewster sees this as an obvious boost to his chances and proof his opportunity is around the corner.”One less striker gives you more opportunity to break into the first team, so of course, Sturridge going there is more opportunity for me to play,” he told the Mirror.”You look at every single signing and Klopp not signing another striker, it seems he has faith in me to do a job as well.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fred confident he can make it with Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFred is confident he can make it with Manchester United.Fred emerged for his first league appearance of the campaign against Leicester earlier this month and has started two of the last three games but is yet to line up in a league fixture.Sources close to Fred have told the Manchester Evening News they view his first year in England as one of ‘adaptation’, since the Brazilian was taken aback by the demands of the Premier League after five years with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League. Fred has already made arrangements to do extra conditioning to prepare him for a season where United could play over 60 matches.The differences between Ukrainian and English football have been described as ‘notorious’ and Fred, despite his experience, is understood to have found the day-to-day routine at United much harder than he experienced in the Ukraine or Brazil.
Sampdoria hero Vialli sorry over failed takeover bidby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSampdoria hero Gianluca Vialli has spoken of his group’s failed takeover bid.Vialli’s consortium confirmed earlier in the week that they could not agree a price with Samp president Massimo Ferrero.“The reason is very simple, we didn’t agree a price with Ferrero,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “It’s no-one’s fault. Ferrero set a price and it wasn’t possible to find a meeting point.“We regret that this thing became public and, in some way, affected the morale and results of the team, but we have a clear conscience: in the last 13 months we’ve only made two official announcements, and this is the first time I’ve talked about it personally.“I’m sorry because, apart from the time and energy I’ve invested, I was convinced that I could do a good job with the people already working at the club who, at present, aren’t getting the credit they deserve.“I would’ve worked with passion, courage and humility to represent the people connected to Sampdoria in the best way.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
INSIDER: Juventus have beaten Barcelona for Velez Sarsfield teen Matias Souleby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have beaten Barcelona to a deal for Argentine teen Matias Soule.The Velez Sarsfield whiz has been likened to Barca star Lionel Messi.However, local reporter Gianluca Poggi told Calciomercato.it, “Soulé will sign for Juventus at the end of the year. “He’s a good player, left-sided, able to play as a playmaker, but also on the left side. “He has a good technique and a good sense of purpose.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
At Ohio State, head coach Urban Meyer has made it a habit of inviting successful people to speak to his team on topics outside of football. Today, the Buckeyes were joined by Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase, and the topic was leadership. Thank you to Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, for speaking to the team today on Leadership. pic.twitter.com/UOOACaUCmZ— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) February 12, 2015We know it’s Thursday, but today’s appearance by Dimon appears to go in line with Meyer’s “Real Life Wednesdays” tradition that he’s implemented. Ohio State put out a video about it in the fall.
CHESTNUT HILL, MA – SEPTEMBER 28: P.J. Williams #26 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates his interception with Jalen Ramsey #13 against the Boston College Eagles in the second half at Alumni Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Jordan Brand may have started on the hardwood but the company has inked an impressive lineup of NFL players in recent years. Two players who will hear their names called tonight just became the latest to join the Jordan family. Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey, a potential top-five pick, and Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman have signed with Jordan. Their arrival was announced with this very cool hype video.Jalen Ramsey and Corey Coleman were grinding all season. Now, they join the @jumpman23 family. #WEAREJORDAN https://t.co/BAihKNGQvl— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 28, 2016Other Jordan NFL players have included Andre Johnson, Dez Bryant, Charles Woodson, Dwight Freeney and others.
Alexis Sanchez scored on his return to Arsenal in a 3-1 victory for Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup.United were not at their best but quickfire goals in the first half from Sanchez and Jesse Lingard, both of which were set up by Romelu Lukaku, gave them a 2-0 lead at the Emirates Stadium on Friday.Arsenal hit back through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but could not find a way to beat David de Gea’s deputy Sergio Romero again, with Anthony Martial’s late third wrapping it up for United. 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? Victory for United means they have won eight games out of eight in all competitions under Solskjaer, while opposite number Unai Emery will rue injuries to defenders Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Laurent Koscielny.That @RomeluLukaku9 pass That @Alexis_Sanchez finish Hands up if you enjoyed that one #MUFC #EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/pbiv9Pkfkw— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 25, 2019Arsenal lost Sokratis to an early injury and things got worse for the Gunners when they conceded to an old hero with United’s first effort in the 31st minute.Sanchez scored in Arsenal’s FA Cup final wins in 2015 and 2017 and he brilliantly rounded Petr Cech to finish from a tight angle after collecting a sublime reverse ball from Lukaku.And the Belgium striker was involved again when United doubled their lead 149 seconds later.Arsenal’s offside trap failed for the second time in quick succession with a rapid counter-attack freeing Lukaku to square a pass that Lingard controlled before finishing low past Cech.Emery’s men gave themselves a lifeline before the break when Aubameyang tapped in at the back post following good combination play from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette.Romero saved brilliantly from Ramsey after the restart before Koscielny was forced off with a facial injury following a long delay after being caught by Lukaku’s boot.And United booked their place in the fifth round when another counter-attack undid Arsenal in the 82nd minute. Paul Pogba’s driving run ended with a shot parried by Cech and Martial tucked away the rebound.Yeeeesssssss!!!!— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) January 25, 2019 What does it mean? Arsenal’s soft centre exposedThere is no doubting Arsenal’s attack is potent, but their defence was torn open twice in three minutes by a United side who rarely threatened before or after their double-salvo. Injuries to both starting centre-backs, Sokratis and Koscielny, will hardly help matters for Emery, who has already lost Hector Bellerin for the rest of the season. As for United, they keep on finding a way to win under Solskjaer even if they do not truly sparkle.Lukaku reminds Solskjaer of his talentsMarcus Rashford’s brilliant form in recent weeks has kept the fit-again Lukaku on United’s bench, but he was back in the team and created two of his side’s goals. Lukaku’s playmaking talents are underrated but he showed he is more than a goalscorer with cute passes for team-mates Sanchez and Lingard. Solskjaer has a decision to make for United’s next game.Kolasinac positioning costs ArsenalSead Kolasinac has many qualities but concentration does not appear to be one of them. For both United goals in the first half, Arsenal’s rampaging left-back was caught significantly out of position, his mistakes giving the Gunners a mountain to climb. He was also fortunate not to be sent off after pushing his head into the face of Rashford late in the game. Referee Craig Pawson opted to book both players, while amid a melee Ashley Young may also face a later punishment after he appeared to flick an object back into the crowd after it was thrown onto the field.Key Opta Facts:- Manchester United have won six matches in all competitions at the Emirates – more than any other visiting side has managed since Arsenal moved there at the start of the 2006-07 campaign.- Since losing 2-1 to Arsenal in the quarter-final in March 2015, Manchester United have won more FA Cup matches than any other team (16).- Arsenal have lost two of their last three FA Cup matches (W1) – one more than they had lost in their previous 23 FA Cup games combined (1).- Manchester United have registered eight consecutive wins in all competitions for the first time since January 2017.- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored on his Arsenal debut in the Premier League (v Everton), Europa League (v Vorskla Poltava) and FA Cup (v Man Utd).6 – In all competitions, Arsenal have lost six matches at the Emirates against Manchester United – more than they have against any other side. Rivalry. pic.twitter.com/zy6yNe0zyf— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 25, 2019What’s next?Both sides are at home in the Premier League on Tuesday. United host Burnley, whose relegation rivals Cardiff City go to Arsenal. read more