Everton take Idrissa Gueye off marketby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton have taken Idrissa Gueye off the market.A target for PSG, it had been claimed Everton would be willing to sell the midfielder for a set price of €45m.However, Foot Mercato says Everton have informed the player’s agent that Gueye is not for sale this month.Indeed, it’s been revealed Everton and PSG have broken off negotiations for the past week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Romeu: We must bounce back against Portsmouthby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Oriol Romeu says they must bounce back from defeat to Bournemouth.Two first-half goals left Saints with it all to do after the interval and despite James Ward-Prowse’s penalty in an improved second-half display, it was not enough and Callum Wilson sealed things in stoppage time.Attentions now turn to the south coast derby on Tuesday night at Portsmouth, something which Romeu is relishing.“We have a massive one now ahead and we’re all very excited about that game to get back to winning feelings and sensations and to start building something good again.“There has to be a reaction surely now. We want to prove that we’re not a team that loses and does nothing about it.“We know how important it is, we know how tough it will be also over there but we players like those matches and we’re ready for it.“We want to get that very important win for us, for the fans and also for the club.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford boss Sanchez Flores: We must be careful with Welbeckby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores won’t rush Danny Welbeck’s comeback.Welbeck, who has recovered from a broken ankle, scored his first Hornets goal in the 2-1 Carabao Cup win over Swansea on Tuesday night.He has played the full 90 minutes in both of Watford’s cup matches this term but made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League.“I said two weeks ago we have a plan for him,” said Sanchez Flores. “We are taking care with him and we are very passionate about him coming back to the team.“I just want the fans to see the good version of Danny, not the kind of Danny who goes to the pitch with some pain. I want Danny 100 per cent so we can enjoy this Danny.”
Crouch questions Liverpool nerves after RB Salzburg winby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Crouch has questioned Liverpool’s nerves after Wednesday’s 4-3 win over RB Salzburg in the Champions League.The European champions blew a three-goal lead at Anfield when Erling Braud Haaland equalised for the visitors.And Crouch says the performance was “absolutely mental” from his former side.”It was mental, absolutely mental,” Crouch said on BT Sport.”Liverpool were flying, playing some of the best attacking football I have seen from them this season. And then the second half, I don’t even know where to begin. 3-3, I just couldn’t have seen it, and then Salah pops up with the winner.”An incredible match, highly entertaining, but for the wrong reasons for Liverpool in the end. They got a bit nervy Liverpool, you have to say.”Once the first goal went in, then the second, Fabinho, whose normally so calm on the ball, was passing it out of play, they weren’t as intricate as they were in the first half.”So it definitely affected them but the fourth goal killed them off and then they controlled the game and managed it out.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Real Sociedad midfielder Odegaard: Real Madrid in regular contactby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard says parent club Real Madrid are in regular contact.The Norwegian has revealed that Los Blancos are content with his performances so far this season and they have sent him congratulatory messages.”I am in contact with Real Madrid, as sometimes they write to me to tell me how they see me,” he told Eurosport Norway.”They have congratulated me and praised my good start in the league.”They have told me that they are happy with me.”Odegaard went on to express his desire to see out his two-year loan agreement with the Basque side, before returning to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.”The idea is to respect [the loan deal],” he said.”I am happy at the team, and so I want to continue here until my two years end.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Real Betis defender Marc Bartra has come clean over a heated on-field moment with Vinicius Junior, claiming that the young Real Madrid star insulted his mother on numerous occasions on the field.The Seville side came close to holding struggling Madrid to a point in a tense Liga match on Sunday.Sergio Canales – a former Blancos player – cancelled out Luka Modric’s early strike before ex-Betis man Dani Ceballos scored a free-kick against his old club to finally seal a 2-1 victory for the visitors . 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? Towards the end of the encounter Bartra and Vinicius appeared to lose their tempers, and faced off in an angry exchange when the Brazilian took exception to his opposite number’s strong tackling.Referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez eventually separated the feuding pair but stopped short of showing a yellow card, instead doling out verbal warnings.And after the game, Bartra affirmed that he was insulted by the 18-year-old striker, who joined Madrid at the start of the current season from Brazil’s Flamengo.”I told him several times that he should get up, he was on the floor all the time and he disrespected me,” the former Barcelona trainee claimed to reporters.”He called me three times a son of a… he remembered my mother.”He is very young and he has a lot to learn from his Real Madrid team-mates, whom I know.”Madrid’s win sees the Merengue return to the top four, overtaking Alaves after the Basque side could only take a draw from their clash with Girona on Saturday.With Barcelona also dispatching Eibar on Sunday, however, the team directed by Santiago Solari remain 10 points behind the Liga leaders after tasting defeat six times in this first half of the season.
Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish believes Kieran Tierney could end up staying at Parkhead, with a long-running transfer saga involving Arsenal and Napoli having reached “stalemate”.The 22-year-old left-back has been heavily linked with a summer switch away from the Scottish champions.Arsenal have headed the race to secure his signature, with two bids having been tabled from Emirates Stadium. 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? Carlo Ancelotti is also said to be keen on taking Tierney to Italy, but no progress has been made on that front either.Celtic are refusing to bow to pressure, with all suitors made aware that no deal will be done unless their valuation is met, and Dalglish believes the window could close with no movement made.The Hoops icon told the Sunday Post: “Kieran Tierney’s transfer situation looks as though it could rumble on for a wee bit yet.“The Celtic left-back has been linked with a move away, and there have been regular news stories about Arsenal and Napoli being interested in the 22-year-old.“The other piece of the jigsaw is that the Parkhead hierarchy are holding out for a straight £25 million fee for their player.“Of course, the identities of the clubs that may or may not be chasing him – and the amount of money it would take to land him – have never been officially confirmed as nobody has gone on the record to put everyone fully in the picture.“But we know how these things work.“Kieran hasn’t gone public on the situation. But it would fair to say that perhaps he feels the time is right to try something different, and there is a curiosity as to what might be out there for him.“There is nothing wrong with that.”He is perfectly entitled to explore any options that may come his way.“Whatever happens, to date he has given four years of outstanding service to Celtic, and that should never be forgotten or tarnished.“But he is also powerless in many ways as he can’t officially get involved until his club have agreed a fee and given him permission to talk about the length of contract and salary with a particular club. So, unless the valuation is met, there is a stalemate.“The Hoops have every right to play hardball, and get what they believe to be a proper valuation. That could mean that the lad ends up staying at Celtic.”Tierney, a boyhood Celtic supporter, is tied to a long-term contract and has stated in the past that he will not push for a transfer away from the Glasgow giants.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 06: A detail view of the helmet of Cameron Johnston #95 of the Ohio State Buckeyes as he attends warm ups before the Big Ten Championship against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Ohio State is less than 12 hours away from kickoff in its primetime showdown against TCU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Buckeyes are the big favorite entering this evening’s game, but OSU will apparently be without a four-star freshman.Brian Snead, Ohio State’s third-string running back, has reportedly not made the trip to Texas for tonight’s game against the Horned Frogs.Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch first reported the news.“FYI, freshman RB Brian Snead among those who did not make trip with No. 4 Ohio State, acting HC Ryan Day confirmed for Dispatch. No explanation offered,” he tweeted.FYI, freshman RB Brian Snead among those who did not make trip with No.4 @OhioStateFB , acting HC Ryan Day confirmed for Dispatch. No explanation offered.— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) September 15, 2018Snead, a Florida native, was ranked the No. 3 RB in the country coming out of high school this past year.The running back has totaled 37 yards on 11 carries so far this season. He scored a touchdown in the season opener against Oregon State.Ohio State and TCU are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.
Twitter/Mark ClementsLSU football looks really strong right now, up 16-3 on College Football Playoff contender Georgia at home. Before the game, defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko shared an awesome moment with his father and the rest of his family.Fehoko, a former transfer from Texas Tech, is originally from Hawaii. His father Vili used to play “Vili the Warrior,” an unofficial mascot-type entertainer, at Hawaii Rainbow Warrior games.The family has since come over to Baton Rouge since Fehoko’s move to LSU, and have fully embraced the Tigers.Before the game, Breiden Fehoko and his father did an amazing rendition of the “haka” during the team’s walk to the stadium.Video, via 225 Magazine’s Mark Clements:Breiden Fehoko (@breidenfehoko4) joined his dad in the #Haka this time and it was even more awesome #LSU pic.twitter.com/PSqFAAkfS5— Mark Clements (@MarkClements225) October 13, 2018Apparently, this has become a bit of tradition for the Fehoko family at home games. The Advocate profiled the family a few weeks ago:Before LSU games, you can often find Fehoko’s parents and brothers wearing their own leis while they wait for the Tigers to walk down Victory Hill.Before LSU’s game against Ole Miss on Sept. 29, Fehoko’s parents were at the bottom of Victory Hill like always, but this time was a little different — his father Vili doing the Haka, a traditional war cry, dance or challenge in Maori culture.“I love their culture. I love everything about it,” Orgeron said. “They bring a lot of energy. They bring a lot of family to our football team. It’s very important to us.”The Fehokos have also started making leis, which they give to Breiden, and other members of the team before games.LSU leads Georgia 19-3 late in the third quarter. This would be a monumental win for Orgeron’s program.
PULLMAN, WA – OCTOBER 9: General view of the game between the Washington State University Cougars and the University of Oregon Ducks on October 9 2004 at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. The Ducks won 41-38. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)When College GameDay announced its plans for Week 8 of the college football season, we knew it would be a special trip. GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit revealed on Saturday night that the crew is headed to Pullman for the very first time.This weekend, the GameDay crew will be in Pullman to watch Washington State play host to the Oregon Ducks. On Wednesday, Herbstreit and company made their way up to the Wazzu campus and were mobbed by fans.It’s quite the sight. Check it out.Welcome to Pullman!!! @CollegeGameDay #GoCougs #GameDayPullman pic.twitter.com/FQwWYTBX4H— Cougar Sports Network (@CougSportsNet) October 17, 2018Cougars fans have been waiting for this moment for their entire lives and now its finally here. Washington State’s flag Ol’ Crimson has flown at every College Gameday since October 4, 2003 and now the fans can finally fly it at their own campus.The Cougars come into the matchup as the No. 25 team in the nation and a shot to win the Pac-12 with a win over No. 12 Oregon on Saturday.College GameDay kicks off at 9:00 a.m. ET. on ESPN.