About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Really? Stats show Man Utd ace Pogba best central midfielder in Europeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United ace Paul Pogba has emerged as the most dominant midfielder in Europe this season – according to statistics.Pogba has been reborn under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.After his two goals in victory over Huddersfield, it means Pogba has been involved in ten goals so far this term – scoring five and setting up another five.The Frenchman leads the way for central midfielders, with Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva second.He has also scored five goals but has one less assist, giving him a grand total of nine.Also on nine is Marseille’s Dimitri Payet, although he instead has five assists and four goals to his name.
Wolves boss Nuno tightlipped over plans for Chelsea striker Abrahamby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno won’t to discuss their move for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.Abraham was expected to end his temporary stay at Aston Villa and move to Molineux on loan.But the 21-year-old is remaining at Villa Park, having scored 16 goals in 20 games this term, despite Wolves being confident about signing him at the start of the week.Nuno said: “I don’t speak about rumours. Our approach is simple, we do our work at home and when things happen we announce them. Until then – rumours.”The window is open, for us to bring someone in it has to be someone we really think can add to our squad. We are happy with the squad.”All the clubs, names, press, it’s all normal. We should focus on what we have and what we can control. The rest, we don’t even have to think about.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say read more
INSIDER: Eriksen closer to Real Madrid than new Spurs dealby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen is closer to signing for Real Madrid than a new deal with Tottenham, it has been claimed.AS says the player is a long way from agreeing a new deal with Tottenham, with his current contract set to expire in June, 2020.Talks between Spurs and Eriksen began some time ago, but have come to little fruition. And a source close to the player says there is “nothing optimistic” and a renewal agreement will be “very, very difficult” to reach at this point.But the possibility of a January move to the Bernabéu is at “0.1%”, according to the source, as Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino would not allow a key figure to leave at this stage in the season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say read more
TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton winger Yannick Bolasie satisfied with Sporting CP debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton winger Yannick Bolasie was satisfied with his Sporting CP debut.The midfielde, on-loan with Sporting, featured in the 1-1 draw with Boavista.He said, “I felt good and this is my second game this season. I had no preseason but with the help of my colleagues I managed to finish the game well.”It was a difficult game because Boavista scored early and we were chasing for the 90 minutes.”We want to do better than we did last season, but we know it will be difficult. There are very difficult stadiums to visit. I like these challenges and they worked hard to hire me.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Aston Villa winger Carles Gil happier with New England Revolutionby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCarles Gil admits he’s enjoying his first season with New England Revolution.Indeed, the midfielder says he’s happier in Boston than he was in Birmingham while with Aston Villa.He told AS: “Above all I am from Valencia. It is very difficult to find such a good place to live. But in the United States I am delighted. Boston is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. “In that sense I am much better than England. There you live differently. Birmingham is a good city, but they have nothing to do with Boston. It’s very cold here, but there are also a few months of heat in which you can go to the pool. That in England did not exist.” read more
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks to avoid a sack by linebacker Roquan Smith #3 of the Georgia Bulldogs in the second half in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield began his college career at Texas Tech in 2013, spending one season as a member of the Red Raiders. During his time in Lubbock, he developed a bond with a longtime Tech athletics department staffer named Jennie Bailey.Bailey lost her fight with cancer early this morning at the age of 55. Mayfield paid tribute to Bailey on his Instagram with a very touching post.Well-done, Baker. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bailey’s family, friends and the Texas Tech athletic community. read more
kristen dantonio mark dantonio dancingMichigan State head coach Mark Dantonio was understandably excited after Saturday’s last-second victory over Michigan, and in the locker room after the game, he made that clear to his players. In the below video, shot by Dantonio’s daughter Kristen, the Spartans head coach can be seen breaking it down in the center of a player circle.MSU quarterback Connor Cook told reporters after the game that Dantonio pulled out some moves he’d never seen before. Michigan State next gets Indiana at home next Saturday. We’ll see if the Spartans can keep dancing all the way to the Big Ten title game. Hit the Quan dadA video posted by Kristen Dantonio (@k10dantonio) on Oct 17, 2015 at 9:22pm PDT [247 Sports]
Rose Bowl GiftsOne of the more underrated parts of the bowl game experience for coaches and players? The free swag you receive just for showing up. Gifts could include anything from headphones, video game systems, clothes, watches and more.By the looks of these two videos posted by the Rose Bowl on Instagram, Iowa and Stanford players were not disappointed with the options they encountered in the Rose Bowl gift suite. Gift suite time for @hawkeyefootball. #RoseBowlA video posted by Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) on Dec 21, 2015 at 6:59pm PST @stanfordfball and the #RoseBowl Game gift suite!A video posted by Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) on Dec 21, 2015 at 6:57pm PST Definitely some quality stuff to choose from. What would you have picked?
ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is still in the midst of his satellite camp tour, which means he’s still wearing different throwback jerseys every day. Thursday, Harbaugh is in Orem, Utah, to work the Pride Camp. He’s paying homage to one of the state’s best athletes.Harbaugh is wearing a John Stockton jersey – and of course, he has it tucked into his khakis. Here’s a photo, via the camp itself.@CoachJim4UM making @JohnStocktonPG jersey look good here at Pride Camp pic.twitter.com/0TjNE6FHO4— Pride Camps (@pridecamps) June 16, 2016When this is all said and done, we’re going to rank all of the different jerseys Harbaugh’s donned on his tour. The Stockton one will be near the top. read more
A late winner from captain Matt Simon saw Central Coast Mariners end their 10-match losing streak in the A-League with a 2-1 home victory over Melbourne City.Lachlan Wales had seemingly secured City a share of the spoils and broken Mariners hearts 13 minutes from time by heading an equaliser but Simon struck in the 89th minute – converting the rebound after his penalty was saved – to earn a first win of the campaign at the 13th attempt.After an even opening, Connor Pain put the Mariners in front just after the half-hour mark, producing a tidy finish into the bottom-right corner from the centre of the area following Matthew Millar’s fine run and pass on the right. 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? City finished the first half on top, but Nathaniel Atkinson and Scott Jamieson saw chances go begging in the final five minutes.The Mariners began the second period well and Millar almost got them a second, heading wide from a Tom Hiariej free-kick.City were more prominent in possession, but still the better chances fell to the Mariners – Pain seeing an effort hit the post before being stopped on the line, and Jordan Murray shot wide when through on goal soon after.And City took advantage, as Wales headed Florin Berenguer’s corner in at the near post, but Mariners pushed forward again and were duly rewarded.Simon was clumsily tripped in the box by Rostyn Griffiths, and even though Eugene Galekovic saved the initial spot-kick, the Mariners’ captain made no mistake at the second attempt.Absolute SCENES in Gosford!Matty Simon’s 89th minute strike and Connor Pain’s opener deliver our dedicated fans, all three points! #CCMvMCY #CCMFC #ALeague pic.twitter.com/uHrysalqVP— Central Coast Mariners (@CCMariners) January 16, 2019 read more