TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man City hesitate on making January acquisitionsby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are hesitating on transfers this winter.The Citizens are facing some issues in the team, especially with Fernandinho injured.They have lost three of the last four league games to Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Leicester City.But The Times claims that City are not going to invest in the team this winter.The board and coaching staff believes that City can catch up to the Reds with the squad they have.It is known that manager Pep Guardiola wants a central midfielder to compete with Fernandinho.But it appears he will have to wait until the summer to get that player
Man Utd table offer for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have launched a bid for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, it has been revealed.United are in the market for a new centre-back and have been linked with a number of defenders, including Roma’s Kostas Manolas.The Greek is available for £30million, and Manchester United are apparently keen, but according to TuttoMercatoWeb they have now turned their attention elsewhere.Skriniar, 23, is highly-rated, and it is believed Inter Milan would be prepared to part company with the defender should they receive a good price for him.United feel €60m is enough to get the deal done. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton midfielder Steven Alzate withdrawn from Colombia U23 squadby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton midfielder Steven Alzate has been withdrawn from international duty for Colombia.Colombia have agreed the versatile Alzate, who was called into their under-23 squad for two friendly matches against Peru in Lima, should remain with Albion for treatment on a minor injury.Alzate, who signed a new contract on Friday, came off in the 88th minute in the 3-0 win over Spurs yesterday. Alireza Jahanbakhsh is also out of Iran’s squad due to injury.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton want transfer guru to replace Ross Wilsonby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton will seek to replace Ross Wilson after his departure for Rangers.Wilson, who had been director of football operations at St Mary’s, has officially left Saints to head north of the border after four years on the south coast and is expected to take up a similar role at Ibrox. The Daily Echo says Saints are comfortable with the structure they have and the personnel leading the other areas of the club, but feel they need a proven expert in player trading.There is clearly much work to be done to the squad to restore Saints to a team regularly battling for the top ten, starting with shifting on a large amount of deadwood while also trying to bring in enough quality within their budget to improve.Saints remain committed to manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and are fully bought into his plans and vision for the squad and are now seeking the right person to deliver for him.
FORT WORTH, TX – OCTOBER 25: The Big XII logo on a pylon at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Earlier today, Oklahoma president David L. Boren made headlines when he stated that he would like the Big 12 to add two schools to put the conference’s membership at 12. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has now commented on Boren’s statement. He wasn’t very surprised by it. Bob Bowlsby: “We talk about membership at ever meeting. I think our presidents individually have their own opinions on things.” (more)— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Bowlsby (more): “President Boren expressed his today. … His comments are not troubling. This is out there. ,,, (more)— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Bowlsby (cont): “I have not gotten the indication that the majority of our presidents feel that way. … (more)— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Bowlsby (cont): “I get the feeling that nothing has changed since we last discussed it.”— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Bowlsby said at some point majority in Big 12 may feel “that we should get bigger. I have not heard at this point that they feel that way.”— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Which teams would you want added to your conference, Big 12 fans?
Twitter/@Charlie_BurrisThe Texas Longhorns are in full meltdown mode. Following back-to-back awful losses due to special teams gaffes, the Longhorns are losing to TCU 50-7 late in the fourth quarter. During halftime, freshman cornerback Kris Boyd retweeted a message about transferring to Texas A&M, and now the Texas Rangers are jumping on the “Fire Charlie Strong” bandwagon. Or, at least one rogue social media manager is upset about the game, and was on the wrong Twitter account.Hey, what did I ever do to you @Rangers? pic.twitter.com/5OgWkUOVMi— Charlie Burris (@Charlie_Burris) October 3, 2015The tweet was deleted very quickly, but not before the internet captured it for all of eternity. There have been better college football Saturdays in Austin, that’s for sure.
Twitter/@asibo_Jim Harbaugh worked very hard to recruit De La Salle High School teammates Devin Asiasi and Boss Tagaloa this winter. Only one of the two blue-chip teammates, Asiasi, wound up signing with the Wolverines, but the two remain extremely close. Asiasi is set to head to UM, while Tagaloa will play at UCLA, and as their football paths diverge, Asiasi posted a very cool note about their friendship on Twitter.pic.twitter.com/CuyWCg2ZNo— Devin Asiasi (@asibo_) June 18, 2016 We’re sure the two would have liked to play together at the next level, but they both found the schools that are right for them as individuals. That is even more important.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
Jamie Carragher says those doubting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United impact are talking “absolute nonsense” after Paul Ince suggested “anyone” could have turned the club around.Former United midfielder Ince tempered some of the enthusiasm surrounding the Norwegian’s winning as start as Old Trafford interim manager by saying things “couldn’t have got any worse” after Jose Mourinho.He claimed he or former United team-mate Steve Bruce would have had similar success following on from the sacked Portuguese. 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? Solskjaer has won his opening six games in charge – including masterminding a 1-0 over Tottenham on Sunday – revitalising the team’s playing style and the previously below-par Paul Pogba.And former Liverpool defender Carragher says that is worthy of praise, adding that the 1999 Treble winner has given United their swagger back.”A lot has been written about Solskjaer and everything being very, very positive on the surface,” he told Sky Sports.”I think underneath that, a lot of people were looking at it before the Spurs game and thought: ‘Anyone could have gone in there and done that’. It’s nonsense. It’s absolute nonsense.”He’s made big decisions by leaving people out – [Romelu] Lukaku, an £80 million striker, on the bench. When he’s brought him on he’s made an impact.”You think of Jose Mourinho, people were saying these games were easy. Last season, when Manchester United finished second and got to an FA Cup final, Mourinho lost three games to promoted teams.”So it’s not easy to go and wipe the floor with these teams. He’s [Solskjaer] made a great start to his career.”United’s confidence is back, too, according to Carragher.”It felt like the fear had gone from Manchester United,” he added.”For three or four years, watching Mourinho away in big games, Manchester United were terrified going into them thinking they couldn’t compete with these other top teams.”United face Brighton at Old Trafford on Saturday as they look to continue their charge towards the top four. Indeed, the Red Devils are now level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal after the win over Spurs at Wembley. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Tanguy Ndombele will be allowed to leave Lyon if a “big offer” is tabled, says club president Jean-Michel Aulas, with Tottenham among those being heavily linked with the midfielder.A summer of change is on the cards at a Ligue 1 club with a collection of highly-rated youngsters at their disposal.Ferland Mendy has already departed for Real Madrid, while Nabil Fekir is once again attracting interest. 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? Moussa Dembele and Houssem Aouar have also generated transfer talk, with clubs across Europe monitoring their progress.Ndombele could, however, be the next to head for the exits, with Aulas conceding that contingency plans are being drawn up for the possibility of the France international moving on.He told reporters when asked for an update on the latest rumours: “We don’t have to sell, but if there’s a big offer the door isn’t closed.“If Tanguy Ndombele has to leave, we’ll target new players and Thiago Mendes is one of those players that interests our recruitment team.“Tanguy Ndombele is pragmatic, he did not say: ‘tomorrow I’m definitely leaving’. He has been followed by the big clubs and when they come in [for your players], you have to listen.”Aulas added on the challenges facing Lyon as their most prized assets attract admiring glances: “We did the basics in terms of departures.“We really need substantial proposals to move forward on Tanguy’s future, which will eventually require him to leave.“If he were to leave, which is not the case today, we should sign [a replacement] based on previous experience.“For now nothing is done, but the door isn’t closed.“A deadline? No. We should not say that, but it’s for good reason that we do not need any money until June 30 to present our accounts. If he wants to stay, I’ll be happy.”Ndombele has spent two seasons at Lyon, having initially joined them on loan from Amiens in 2017-18.He has made 98 appearances for the club, recording four goals, and earned the first of his four senior caps for France in October 2018, having been drafted into Didier Deschamps’ plans on the back of a World Cup triumph for Les Bleus.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer gave his opinion on this year’s Michigan team following the Buckeyes’ dominant win over the Wolverines.Meyer spoke highly of Jim Harbaugh’s squad following Ohio State’s blowout victory.The Buckeyes made it look easy against the No. 4 Wolverines this afternoon, but that shouldn’t take away from how good Michigan has been all season.“This team we beat today is very good,” Meyer said. “Very, very good, with excellent players.”Urban Meyer on Michigan: “This team we beat today is very good. Very, very good, with excellent players.”— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 24, 2018Ohio State improved to 11-1 with today’s win, securing a Big Ten Championship Game appearance. Michigan, meanwhile, dropped to 10-2.Meyer improved to 7-0 against Michigan as Ohio State’s head coach, while Harbaugh dropped to 0-4.