Liverpool boss Klopp confident over Keita injuryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is confident Naby Keita’s injury suffered in victory over Wolves isn’t serious.Keita was forced off shortly before the hour mark at Molineux having picked up a couple of knocks.However, Klopp said post-match that Keita’s issues ‘should be good’.”Did you see it back the first two situations? Was it a penalty or not, because he had a proper cut on the foot and everyone said ‘diver!’, but you don’t get a cut from a dive I would say,” the boss stated, during his press conference.”Then he had another one on his ribs, so that’s obviously [why] it didn’t work out. But it should be good. Two things which are a bit painful but I don’t think will be a problem for him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Agent reveals Keita Balde Diao rejected Tottenham for Inter Milanby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKeita Balde Diao rejected Tottenham Hotspur in favour of signing with Inter Milan.The Senegalese international joined the Italian giants on loan from Monaco.And his agent, Roberto Calenda, has revealed he rejected the chance to move to the Premier League.”Inter was immediately receptive once the possibility of closing the operation was understood,” Calenda told Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport.”There were other interested teams. Since last January, Napoli had moved. We also received calls from Tottenham. But faced with the possibility of Inter, Keita had no doubts, he immediately made his wishes understood.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea legend Drogba happy Lampard backing young playersby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea legend Didier Drogba is happy seeing manager Frank Lampard backing the club’s young players.Drogba believes Lampard’s emphasis on selecting young players for first-team games in the top flight and Champions League will prove to be a success.He said, “I think he (Lampard) is focusing on Chelsea and it happens that he needs to work on young players, to give them a chance.”Being an ex-player from the club, it helps a lot because we’ve seen all these kids when we were training.”So, you know, you have to give them a chance and when you do, they deliver.”They’ve been performing. Of course, there will be maybe a lack of experience in big games like Champions League but I’m not worried.”I’m really happy with the work that Frank is doing right now. And the fans, and the people who know football, they understand.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Aubameyang assures fans over Arsenal ambitionsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he’s at the club to win trophies.The Gabon international has reassured fans he is going nowhere – and says it is time for the Gunners to start winning silverware again.”I feel that we can change something in this club and we will try. Now it’s time to win trophies,” Aubameyang told Sky Sports.”I’m sure we can do it and I am honestly happy to be here.”I feel very good. For the next few years we want to play at a high level and win trophies. That’s what we are talking about.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus boss Sarri: Maybe people thought I was dumb…?by Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus boss Maurizio Sarri says he’s proving himself flexible after victory over Inter Milan.Sarri had started the game with the 4-3-3 he made his trademark at Napoli and Chelsea, but moved to a 4-3-1-2 at Juventus – similar to the Empoli model.He stated, “Maybe people thought I was dumb… They just had to pay attention. I started with a system at Empoli, then changed it completely. I went to Napoli with one system and transformed it for three years.“I went to Chelsea and played what looked similar, but was in fact a completely different interpretation of it. You have to adapt your tactics to the characteristics of the players.”Sarri fielded Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo together, but only for nine minutes.“At that moment, we were dominating the game and it would’ve been unjust in my view not to win, so we tried that out for a little while.“However, I got the sensation from the touchline that the momentum was turning the other way, so I changed again.”
AC Milan director Boban: Giampaolo sacking a defeatby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director Zvonimir Boban admits sacking Marco Giampaolo was a “defeat”.Giampaolo was axed and replaced by Stefano Pioli this week.Boban said, “Things are a bit difficult for Milan right now because sacking a Coach is a defeat. Marco’s a very good person and it’s a huge regret.“It was a unanimous decision, only and exclusively to improve Milan’s performances. If you see that you can’t push any further then you think about making a change.“I want the good of this club and I intend to bring them back to the levels of my Milan. We’re working on all fronts to make that happen soon.“Results don’t only depend on the Coach. There are players and directors. We’re all to blame.“To Marco, just after his arrival at Milanello, I said, ‘I hope to leave this city with you.’ I did the same with Paolo [Maldini], who I’m in the office with every day.“We need time and we’ve always said that. We never made any declarations. We’re the youngest team in Serie A. This is the case in every line of work.“We know what needs to be done, but it’s a process. We can’t say, ‘those phenomena Paolo and Zvone are there so winning is compulsory or for granted.’“We’ll do our best. Maybe in our third year we’ll see a better and more competitive team, a team who will try to play better and better with each day that passes.“If we’re a good team, we’ll understand certain things more than others, otherwise another team will succeed.“Certainly, football isn’t what it was in the old days.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Kentucky Fans Most Annoying 2Congratulations, Big Blue Nation. According to our readers, you are the most annoying fan base in college sports. Kentucky basketball supporters were voted slightly more annoying than Alabama football fans, 52%-48%, in our championship game this week. Kentucky was our overall No. 1 seed in the tournament, so technically, chalk won out.Here’s the entire bracket, which is now complete. The Final Four included one basketball fan base (Kentucky) and three football fan bases (Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida State). Perhaps the meltdown after UK’s loss to Wisconsin in the Final Four last Saturday contributed to BBN taking the crown.You can check out the voting for the Opening Round here, the Round of 32 here, the Sweet 16 here, the Elite Eight here and the Final Four here.Thanks to everyone who voted throughout the process. Go celebrate, #BBN.
After defeating Minnesota 40-35 Saturday night, Iowa is 10-0 and still has a chance to represent the Big Ten in the College Football Playoff. Naturally, Iowa City is buzzing with excitement. But not every resident in town is happy with the development.According to Iowa City’s daily activity log, a resident who lives just a few blocks away from Kinnick Stadium thought the stadium got too loud Saturday night. The caller wanted to talk to the police about the situation. Check it out:Want to know what over 110,000 fans in one stadium looks like? #HawkFanHeaven pic.twitter.com/UqBloaDrjs— University of Iowa (@uiowa) November 15, 2015Something tells me that the police didn’t do much about it. Iowa hosts Purdue this upcoming Saturday – whoever made the call might want to leave town temporarily.
YouTube/Swanny JLast season did not live up to expectations for the Oklahoma Sooners. The team dropped games to most of the top Big 12 teams, including Baylor and TCU, lost a heartbreaking Bedlam game, and was blown out by Clemson in a bowl to finish 8-5. This season could not have gone more differently. OU sits at 11-1, with sole claim to the Big 12 title, and an almost-inevitable College Football Playoff berth. With their regular season over, FiveThirtyEight gives Oklahoma the best chance—99-percent—of any contender to make the field of four. To celebrate what turned into a magical Sooners season, YouTuber Swanny J has put together a new hype video celebrating the impending playoff berth. Get excited, Sooner fans.
MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Wednesday night, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones joked on Twitter about joining Arkansas’ Bret Bielema and Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio to watch Michigan’s open practice in Florida. Mind if I join you guys for lunch? @DantonioMark @BretBielema— Butch Jones (@UTCoachJones) March 2, 2016Harbaugh, who has already subtweeted Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, responded to Jones in surprisingly strong fashion today on Twitter. He blasted the Vols’ head coach, taking a not-so-thinly veiled shot at the various off-field issues the UT program has been dealing with all off-season. Suggestion to my Rocky Top colleague, rather than lunch in Florida you might spend your time and focus attending to your present team.— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) March 3, 2016Harbaugh certainly knows how to cause a stir and keep his name and program in the news. It’ll be interesting if Jones goes back at him.