Huddersfield midfielder Hogg pleased with leadership roleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg is pleased with his leadership role.Hogg has stepped in as skipper when Tommy Smith has been unavailable.He told the Terrier: “Obviously when you first break into a first team and you’re a young lad it takes a bit of time to settle down because you’ve got a lot of players older than you.”The older you get, the more experienced you get – that’s what’s helped me.”The experience of being in the game for a long time compared to some of them that are coming through now allows me to take this role to a new level.”I think you need one of those players. Every team needs someone like that to keep everyone on their toes and make sure they’re doing their jobs right.”Obviously you’ve got your head coach on the sideline, but I think you need someone on the pitch who is vocal, dishes out orders and makes sure people are at it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Norwich boss Farke on Man City upset: Courage, amazing spiritby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City boss Daniel Farke hailed his stand-ins for their shock victory over Manchester City.City’s long injury list meant Farke was forced into several changes, but his players did him proud.“It was a debut in the starting line-up for Sam Byram, a debut in the starting line-up for Ibrahim Amadou in a position that isn’t his natural one, and a first game for Alex Tettey,” said Farke. “It was difficult but we had to deliver against perhaps the best team in the world, and we did it in our style. We totally believe we are capable of reaching something extraordinary today, and we showed amazing spirit.“We have a lot of long-term injuries so it will be difficult. So we need this spirit and attitude because there will be setbacks and difficult moments and that’s when we will need our togetherness, and to remember moments like today.“Each and every game will be different, with teams with different styles and quality, but we have to take out of this game that if you stick together you always have a chance. Even if no one bets on you, with bravery and commitment and togetherness you can go far.”The boss also had a word for the City fans, who created an incredible atmosphere for the entire 90 minutes.“Carrow Road was an explosion and we needed this,” he said. “Without our fans, and their help to bring us over the line, we wouldn’t have had a chance to win today. We needed this unity from the fans, and big compliments to our supporters – they were crucial for our win.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Andrei Pyatov warns Man City: Shakhtar Donetsk always play to winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveShakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper Andrei Pyatov insists they’re capable of beating Champions League opponents Manchester City.Shakhtar host the English champions tonight.Pyatov said, “I am not a soothsayer, but I know that Shakhtar always plays for victory. “Therefore, obviously, we will go for the maximum result. But we understand with whom we will play. “Tomorrow we will see everything: which of the two will do better and who will deserve the victory.”
Lille sensation Osimhen: I’m not here to replace Pepeby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveVictor Osimhen is eager to avoid comparisons with Nicolas Pepe at Lille.Pepe left LOSC for Arsenal as Osimhen arrived from Charleroi.With five goals in five Ligue 1 games, the Nigerian striker is following in Pepe’s footsteps and said, “I have a lot of respect for Nicolas Pépé, for all that he brought to the club. “Many people think that I am replacing him but I am here with another name and to write my own story. “We have different profiles, we are not the same players. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford keeper Ben Foster: Man City will soon hit tenby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford goalkeeper Ben Foster believes Manchester City will hit ten goals against a team soon.The Hornets felt the full force of the champions’ attacking power on Saturday as they were thrashed 8-0 at the Etihad in the Premier League.”They will do it to somebody, there will be a nine or 10 out there soon,” Foster said.”As a goalie, coming here in the first place it’s almost an achievement to keep it at one or two goals. At times, if they’re on it, they are incredible.”They were scary at times. It was just relentless. You could see them opening us up and the chances developing in front of your eyes. It was absolutely no fun. In all honesty, it could have been double digits.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chief Woodward: Ole’s 3-point vision we shareby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists the board are fully behind manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Woodward has given his full backing to Solskjaer, despite the dismal run the Norwegian has endured since getting the job full-time.“Ole’s vision maps exactly to the core three football objectives we have,” said Woodward.“We must win trophies, we must play attacking football and we must give youth its chance.“Last season we were the Premier League’s leading club in terms of the most match minutes given to our own Academy graduates.“We should all be proud that the significant investments we have made in our Academy – spanning recruitment, facilities and analytics – are now bearing fruit.“There’s a lot more we need to do in that but that’s coming in the next few years.“We know this is a strong competitive advantage for us and an area that we’ll continue to focus on and invest in. But this remains the heart of the club.“The middle section of last season, after Ole’s arrival, feels most relevant to what we want to achieve and where we want to be.“We saw a team playing fast, fluid football, with a clear representation of the style and philosophy the manager wants.“Ole has also instilled the discipline back into an environment where we may have lacked it in recent years.“He’s building a squad that respects the club’s history, in which players work hard and respect their team-mates. No-one is bigger than the club.”
The 26-year-old woman who has accused Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar of rape testified to Sao Paulo police on Friday for six hours.Najila Trindade was escorted to the police station by officers at midday, with a black jacket covering her head, through a scrum of media to deliver her testimony.After her testimony, she was carried out of the police station by her lawyer and did not speak to reporters. 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? Though police have confirmed a complaint has been made against Neymar, they have maintained silence over the case and no details of Ms. Trindade’s testimony were released.Ms. Trindade previously grave an interview to SBT Brasil, a Brazilian television channel, detailing her version of the events which allegedly took place on May 15 at a hotel in Paris, calling them: “an assault together with rape”.She claimed that while her intention was to have sex with the Brazil star, she requested he wear a condom and alleges he refused and became aggressive.Neymar has denied the accusations and has not been charged with any crime. He has yet to testify to authorities over the allegation.The Brazil star has spoken with Rio de Janeiro police over his publication of videos and messages allegedly of his accuser to his Instagram account without her approval. The messages and images were originally posted on Sunday morning to defend himself against the charges and were later removed.Neymar’s father claimed he preferred “an internet crime to rape” and said the images were censored and the name of the woman not revealed. After testifying for that investigation at the Virtual Crimes precinct on Thursday, Neymar thanked fans for their support while his lawyer, Maira Fernandes, claims to be confident her client will be found innocent. On the field, Neymar is out of the Copa America after he sustained an ankle injury in a friendly against Qatar which saw him exit the contest after 21 minutes.PSG released a statement on Thursday saying they would evaluate his injury to determine his recovery time.Neymar has since been replaced by Chelsea star Willian on Brazil’s Copa America roster for the tournament, which kicks off with the hosting Selecao facing Bolivia on June 14.
Eddie Nketiah scored a late winner to see Arsenal edge Bayern Munich 2-1 at the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.Nketiah tapped in an 88th-minute winner for the Premier League outfit at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.A strong Arsenal line-up took the lead early in the second half when Bayern defender Louis Poznanski scored an own goal. 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? But the German giants equalised through Robert Lewandowski, who struck with a brilliant header in the 71st minute.However, Nketiah would claim a win for Arsenal with a late tap-in after the contest opened up in the final half-hour.EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE! 1-2 (88)#ArsenalinUSA x #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/NzDkvLtc5g— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 18, 2019Arsenal were the livelier of the two teams early on, with Mesut Ozil firing a sixth-minute effort across the face of goal from inside the area.While Bayern – who handed a debut to Benjamin Pavard in the second half following his arrival from Stuttgart – looked dangerous on the counter-attack, it was Arsenal appearing more likely to break through.However, the Bundesliga champions almost opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark.Thomas Muller met David Alaba’s low cross from the left, but the forward was denied by Bernd Leno from close range, before the Arsenal goalkeeper also pushed away a Daniels Ontuzans strike.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then led a blistering Arsenal counter-attack before playing in Ozil, who was denied by Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer from an angle in the 38th minute.Chance! @Aubameyang7 leads a counter-attack with a fast-paced run from deep, before sliding the ball across for @MesutOzil1088Mesut’s shot is saved and Bayern clear the danger 0-0 (38)#ArsenalinUSA x #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/Umh5QJA8GJ— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 18, 2019Arsenal took the lead just four minutes into the second half thanks to a Poznanski own goal.Henrikh Mkhitaryan picked out Aubameyang with a pass to the right and the attacker’s cross was turned into his own net by Poznanski.That led to a far more open encounter as chances start to come at both ends, with Leno tipping a Kingsley Coman strike over the crossbar in the 66th minute.Bayern drew level five minutes later, Lewandowski – introduced at half-time – brilliantly heading a Serge Gnabry cross into the top corner.Gnabry forced Emiliano Martinez, who replaced Leno at the break, into a diving save from 25 yards before Coman fired just wide of the goalkeeper’s post in the 81st minute.Moments after Nketiah forced a save from Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, the 20-year-old forward found a winner.Tyreece John-Jules played a one-two with Calum Chambers before crossing for Nketiah to tap in and make it 2-1. read more
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs throws a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re still a few months away from the 2018 college football season, but news doesn’t stop in the offseason – especially when it’s injury-related. Earlier this spring the college football world lost its mind when Tua Tagovailoa suffered an injury, though it turned out to be just a broken finger.Now, it’s time to worry about another SEC quarterback.This time, it’s Tua Tagovailoa’s unfortunate counterpart from the College Football National title game we’re talking about: Jake Fromm.The Georgia quarterback spent some leisure time with friends on Thursday and it ended up with a trip to the hospital.Don’t worry, Fromm seems to be just fine, though he did get a fishing lure stuck in his leg.Jarrett Stidham would never get a lure stuck in his leg ??? pic.twitter.com/qzRT98ARLp— Barstool Auburn (@WarDamnStool) May 18, 2018From is an avid fisher, hunter, and all things outdoorsman.We’re sure he will be just fine after getting stitched up.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Tom Herman and his wife, Michelle Herman, found themselves at the center of some serious college football drama on Saturday.Ohio State reporter Jeff Snook reported on Facebook on Saturday that the Texas head coach was the person who leaked news of domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith to college football insider Brett McMurphy.Herman and McMurphy have since denied the allegations.“It is absolutely untrue. Neither I, nor anybody in my family, has ever communicated with Brett McMurphy about the situation at Ohio State,” Herman said.McMurphy also tweeted:“I have never revealed my sources in my nearly four decade journalistic career & I am not going to start now. However, I will say unequivocally that Tom Herman was not my source.”Herman’s wife, Michelle, reportedly sent the following message to Jeff Snook:Reached via instant message Saturday, Michelle Herman answered, “This is BS — we had no reason good enough to do that to Shelley or Urban.”Stay tuned.