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.”
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.”
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Starbucks Corp. says Howard Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman later this month of the coffee chain he joined more than 30 years ago.Schultz, who oversaw the transformation of Starbucks into a global chain with more than 28,000 locations, had left the CEO job at the company last year to focus on innovation and social impact projects.The Seattle-based chain says Schultz will have the title of chairman emeritus as of June 26. It says he is writing a book about Starbucks’ social impact efforts.Starbucks said Myron E. “Mike” Ullman would be the new chairman of the board upon Schultz’s retirement.
New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday asked political parties to desist from displaying photographs of defence personnel in their poll campaign in view of a picture on social media showing image of Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in a political poster.In a letter to political parties written on Saturday, the EC referred to its December 2013 guidelines in which it had called upon all political parties to advise their candidates and leaders “to desist from displaying photographs of defence personnel or photographs of functions involving defence personnel in advertisements or as part of their election campaign”. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day”The commission reiterates the instructions for strict compliance,” the letter said.The 2013 letter referred to the defence ministry informing the poll panel about photographs of defence personnel being used by leaders and candidates of political parties and had sought instructions from the poll panel.The commission had said it was of the view that photographs of defence personnel and of functions of defence forces should not be associated with advertisement or campaigning by political parties.Wing Commander Varthaman had shot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft on February 27 during an aerial engagement with Pakistan Air Force but his plane too was hit and he landed in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. He was later released by Pakistan as a “peace gesture”.
Hyderabad: Former Chief Election Commissioner T S Krishnamurthy expressed anguish on Tuesday that political parties were not evincing serious interest in taking up electoral reforms and claimed that they were “happy” with the status quo. On the ongoing Lok Sabha election campaign, he lamented that political parties have been indulging in “personal attacks” which could have been avoided. “But no party seems to give respect to that (the model code of conduct in force)”, Krishnamurthy, who oversaw the 2004 General Elections, Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singhsaid. “Unless there is some kind of respect for rule of law, we will have this kind of problems (like violations of model code and hate speeches), and I would say the need for electoral reforms is much more felt now than probably in the last elections,” he said. If political parties are serious about electoral reforms, they would have been listed in their manifesto, Krishnamurthy said. “They (political parties) are happy with the status quo”. Electoral reforms have been recommended by Law Commission, Election Commission, Goswami and Inderjit Gupta Committees, among others, but “they lie uncared,” he said. Political parties should take serious interest to take up electoral reforms in the long term interest of the country, he added. “Political parties should realise the need for urgent electoral reforms, particularly first-past-the-post system, criminals being prevented from contesting elections, separate law for political parties; all these are important. These are the things they should attend to,” Krishnamurthy said.
Pep Guardiola has hit back at Yaya Toure, claiming the accusations made by the midfielder that he is racist are nothing more than just a lie.Toure will be leaving Manchester City in this summer as soon as his contract expires, which is probably the main reason why he took a jab at the manager, suggesting he has issues with players of African decent.“He was cruel to me,” Toure stated. “Do you really think Barcelona could have done that with Iniesta? I came to wonder if it was not because of my colour.”“I am not the first to talk about these differences in treatment. In Barca, some have also asked the question. Maybe we Africans are not always treated by some in the same way as others.”“When we realise that he often has problems with Africans wherever he goes, I ask myself questions…”Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“When the day comes that he picks a team featuring five Africans – and not naturalised Africans – I promise I will send him a cake!”Guardiola clapped back, claiming this was a lie and nothing else.“It’s a lie and he knows it.”“We were together for two years and now this is when he says it,” Guardiola said, according to TalkSport.“He never told me face to face.”
West Brom have tipped Leeds United to the signing of Swansea’s Kyle Bartley, according to talkSPORT.Albion have agreed on a deal with Swansea to sign Bartley for a fee thought to be around £4million.The defender was expected to join the peacocks but has opted to sign for West Bromwich Albion instead. The former Arsenal defender could complete his move to the Hawthorns this weekend after he agreed to personal terms with the club.The player was also wanted by new Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa as he looks to bolster his squad for the championship in the upcoming season.Solskjaer reveals he plans to build his team around Pogba Manuel R. Medina – July 17, 2019 The Manchester United manager wants to end the speculation that the Frenchman is leaving the Red Devils.Bartley spent the entire 2016-17 season on loan at Leeds from Swansea and the keen club were keen to bring back the defender to Elland Road on a permanent basis.West Brom are looking to strengthen their central defensive options after losing Johnny Evans and Gareth McAuley this summer.Bartley will become the second signing for Darren Moore’s side after goalkeeper Sam Johnstone joined from Manchester United to replace the already departed Ben Foster.
Former Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham is certain that Manchester City didn’t disrespect Burton in their Carabao Cup semi-final winPep Guardiola’s side handed Burton a thrashing at the Etihad Stadium with Gabriel Jesus scoring a career-best four goals in a game.Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez all got their names on the scoresheet themselves to hand City a 9-0 aggregate lead.Despite being 4-0 up at half-time, Higginbotham praised City for keeping up the tempo as they added another five goals before the final whistle.“I’ve been on the wrong end of some severe scorelines and it’s horrible,” Higginbotham told Sky Sports.“But what’s worse is if you get a team that get to four or five and then stop. It’s unprofessional.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Burton knew what was about to happen to them. If City had got to three or four and then showboated, people would have complained about that.“You’re bringing confidence to players within that team as well. (Gabriel) Jesus comes into the team and scores four goals, (Kevin) De Bruyne’s just coming back from injury, (Phil) Foden comes on again.“I don’t see it as unprofessional. It would have been disrespectful for City to go about it any other way.“What it does now is it means Pep can rest all his players in the second leg. It’s fantastic from Manchester City and I love the way they’ve gone about it and their attitude.”The return leg between Burton and City will take place on January 23.