Maguire: Leicester didn’t deserve Crystal Palace defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Harry Maguire insists they didn’t deserve defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday.Maguire felt City should have created more chances with the possession they had in the second half but lamented Jamie Vardy’s bad luck after goalkeeper Vicente Guaita pushed his effort onto the post and it rebounded straight back into his arms.“Everyone is disappointed,” Maguire told LCFC TV.“We have worked tirelessly all week trying to put on a good performance this week and the first 20 minutes we started pretty slow.“There was not really any tempo from either team. They probably edged the first 20 minutes, but apart from the first 20 minutes I would say we were the better team and in control of the game.“They then scored when we were playing our best football and in our first spell of pressure. To be fair to the lad it is a great strike, a great finish. We’ll look back and we will work hard.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid ace Modric blasts Messi, Ronaldo for Ballon d’Or snubby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid ace Luka Modric has hit out at Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Barcelona star Messi and Juventus striker Ronaldo refused to attend Modric’s Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris earlier this month.Asked about the snub, Modric told Sportske Novosti, “I do not know why they did not come. It’s their choice, is it logical? “Obviously, these trophies only matter if they win them. It’s not fair to other players, for those who have voted for them for the last ten years, or for football and fans. “But everyone is free to act as he wishes.”
Watford demand huge money for PSG target Doucoureby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford are demanding huge money for Abdoulaye Doucoure.The Mirror says PSG must pay up if they want Watford’s Doucoure.The Hornets rate their player just as highly as they did Richarlison.That means the French club will have to find the £50 million or more that Everton did to take their Brazilian.Head coach Javi Gracia accepts it will be very tough to keep Doucoure at Vicarage Road if PSG get close to their asking price. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool could lose Salah after strong season – Midoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool could lose Mohamed Salah if he has another 25 goal season, Egypt legend Mido has claimed.The 26-year-old bagged an incredible 44 goals across all competitions in his debut season for the Reds.After a slow start to the season, Salah now has 16 goals to his name. And Mido believes his continued success would attract attention from the world’s biggest clubs.Mido told CNN: “You never know in football.”If Barcelona or Real Madrid come for you your head is going to flip, all the players are like that.”Barcelona and Real Madrid are different – no disrespect to Liverpool.”I think Barcelona and Real Madrid were waiting to see how Salah would do this season; they don’t buy players after only one good or great season.”I think if Salah scores 25-plus goals, I think they will come for him and it will be difficult for Liverpool to keep him.”
Real Madrid fullback Carvajal: We should’ve finished off Villarrealby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid fullback Dani Carvajal admits they blew two points for their draw with Villarreal.Real kicked off 2019 with a 2-2 draw against the Yellow Submarine.Carvajal lamented, “We had some real chances to finish the game and make it 1-3, but in the end, we drew and dropped two points. We needed those three points to close the gaps on the leader. Now we need to keep working hard and rack up some points. This is not an easy place to come play. We’re disappointed because we were ahead for practically the whole match and not winning really stings.””We knew that they would have to push forward and leave the defence open. Before finishing with a draw, we had two massive chances to kill it off, we did not finish and they nicked a goal at the end.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Juventus eager to secure Wojciech Szczesny to new contractby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWojciech Szczesny is in line for a new contract with Juventus.Gazzetta dello Sport says the goalkeeper’s current deal runs to 2021.And Juve are in the process of drawing up new terms for Szczesny.Bianconeri management sees the Pole as a critical member of the squad and intend to close the deal quickly.Szczesny is firmly established as Juve’s No1. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lindelof urging Man Utd teammate Pogba to stayby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveVictor Lindelof has urged Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba to stay at the club.Pogba has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in January.”So, he has a contract with the club and is a very important player for us,” he said.”I am very happy to have him as a teammate.”Not only because he is a good person but also because he is a good footballer.”We have a very good relationship, a nice and kind guy who is very fun to hang out with.”There is nothing more to it. We live very close to each other too, so that makes things easier.”
KNOXVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 27: J.P. Prince #30 of the Tennessee Volunteers dunks the basketball against Eric Bledsoe #24 of the Kentucky Wildcats at Thompson-Boling Arena on February 27, 2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Kentucky 74-65. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The Southeast doesn’t always get a lot of snow, but when the people down there do, you better bet there will be some creative SEC-themed snowmen. One family of Tennessee fans made a pretty impressive snowman, complete with a Josh Richardson No. 1 jersey. They sent a photo to the senior guard, who is a big fan of his new snow doppelganger. “@sgregg12: Sir Josh! Our 2015 Snowman! #Vols #BowTie @J_Rich1 @Vol_Hoops @Vol_Photos pic.twitter.com/oUDguj0HY2”oh man that’s nice !!!— Josh Richardson (@J_Rich1) February 24, 2015The Tennessee wristband is a nice touch. Now we just need Richardson to wear a top hat on the court, and this will be spot on.
FAYETTEVILLE, AK – JANUARY 29: Fans of the Arkansas Razorbacks chant during the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats on January 29, 2005 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkasas. Kentucky defeated Arkansas 68-67. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Arkansas’ three-game losing streak is taking its toll on the fan base, even the younger generations.This week, this video surfaced of a young, crying Arkansas fan saying he never wants to go to another game because “the Razorbacks always lose.”Cheer up, kid. There’s always next week.
Having secured an unprecedented domestic treble in 2018-19, Manchester City will be looking to make it a hat-trick of Premier League crowns under Pep Guardiola when they kick off their title defence against West Ham this weekend.The Citizens savoured their second top-flight success in as many years under the Spaniard last season, beating out Liverpool in a pulsating title race while also claiming both the FA Cup and Carabao Cup to add to their increasingly impressive trophy haul.But the club will know that they face sterner threats across the board this time around despite having strengthened their own hand over the off-season, with many of their rivals looking to topple their ambitions. 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? Their hosts are not expected to be among the major challengers to their title credentials, but former City boss Manuel Pellegrini arguably knows more than many others on how to unlock City, and will hope to spring an opening weekend surprise of his own at London Stadium. Game West Ham vs Manchester City Date Saturday, August 10 Time 12:30pm BST / 7:30am ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the UK, the match will be shown on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, and available to stream on BT Sport Live. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Ultimate BT Sport Live Squads & Team News Position West Ham squad Goalkeepers Fabianski, Roberto, Martin Defenders Reid, Cresswell, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Cardos, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks, Masuaku, Johnson Midfielders Lanzini, Snodgrass, Sanchez, Noble, Fornals, Wilshire, Antonio, Rice Forwards Yarmolenko, Anderson, Hernandez, Haller, Ajeti, Xande Silva West Ham starting XI: Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell; Rice, Wilshere; Antonio, Lazini, Anderson; Haller Position Manchester City squad Goalkeepers Ederson, Bravo, Grimshaw, Carson Defenders Laporte, Stones, Otamendi, Walker, Angelino, Mendy, Cancelo Midfielders De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva, B. Silva, Rodri, Foden, Zinchenko Forwards Aguero, Jesus, Sterling, Mahrez Manchester City starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; D. Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Jesus, SterlingBetting & Match Odds City are odds-on favourites to take the win at 1/4 favourites with bet365 . West Ham are priced at a more distant 11/1 while a draw is available at 6/1.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Click here to see all of bet365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview With the success of their historic domestic treble last season – or quadruple, depending on definition – Manchester City will be out to defend their crowns this season when they get their new Premier League campaign underway against West Ham at London Stadium.Pep Guardiola’s side swept the board at home last season, winning the top-flight title, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Community Shield, with only the Champions League eluding them in the end, and the Citizens are expected to be hungry for more.Guardiola has in fact already tasted silverware success again this season, picking up the Community Shield once more, against Liverpool, who are widely tipped to be their key opponents in the hunt for glory again.But the Spaniard is more than aware that the Reds won’t be their only threat this season, talking up the potential of their other ‘Big Six’ rivals after the win at Wembley on Sunday.”I think United with Maguire and the other players they bought, Arsenal as well, Chelsea and Tottenham, they won all of their pre-season so I think there will be many, many contenders this time,” he stated .”But I think Liverpool… we were so happy when we realised which team we were going to face for the rest of the season, they are the champions of Europe, that’s why I gave a lot of credit to our victory today.”They