Month: October 2019
REVEALED: Sevilla ace Banega changed agents to get Arsenal moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla ace Ever Banega has changed agents to secure a move to England, it has been revealed.Mundo Deportivo says Banega has recently brought in new representatives as he seeks a move to the Premier League.And his agent is spending time in London over the festive period to finalise a deal with Arsenal.Unai Emery and Banega enjoyed a good player coach relationship during spells at Valencia and Sevilla – where they won two Europa League titles in 2015 and 2016.Banega is now in his second spell with Sevilla, having played for the likes of Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan. The Arsenal boss sees the Argentine as the perfect candidate to fill the boots of Aaron Ramsey who could leave as soon as January. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Boussouma potential excites Brighton boss Hughtonby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton manager Chris Hughton is excited at the potential of Yves Bissouma.The Mali midfielder is already impressing for the Premier League side, scoring a long range goal in the FA Cup against Bournemouth.And Hughton believes that when his English improves, he will be fully integrated into the squad.Hughton told The Argus: “He is still learning. He is a wonderful talent, probably one of the most talented players that we’ve had here.”But it’s just about nurturing that one. He is still young, he is still learning the language and he will get better.”I hope so. The game, particularly in the position he plays, is about a lot of aspects and you have got to do enough of those aspects well.”At the moment he is still developing. I think once he gets a good grasp of the language he’ll improve.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say UNCOVERED: Real Madrid signing Brahim Diaz was Messi and Barcelona mad!by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid signing Brahim Diaz grew up a Barcelona fan and idolising Leo Messi!Diaz left Manchester City to sign for Real this week.And a video has emerged which shows that Diaz hasn’t been a Los Blancos supporter all his life. Brahim, in an interview he gave at the age of 12, admitted that his favourite team was FC Barcelona and that his footballing idol was Messi.DOCUMENTO #JUGONES Cuándo tenía 12 años, Brahim era del Barça y su ÍDOLO era Messi! SE HARÁ VIRAL! Lo estamos viendo en @laSextaTV. pic.twitter.com/IAyTHQcYDs— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) January 8, 2019
Robertson hails manner of Liverpool win at Brightonby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool fullback Andrew Robertson hailed the manner of their 1-0 win at Brighton.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp dubbed it their “most mature performance”.And Robertson agrees, “Whoever wins the league will look back on some games and go, ‘Do you know what? We probably weren’t at our best there. That was probably one that helped us turn one point into three or zero into one.“If we manage to do it, I’m sure we’ll look back on this game as one of them. It’s the winning mentality and finding a way. That’s what we did. That’s what all the teams are doing now. City haven’t played their best but have been winning games and Tottenham have done the same. “People can overreact when you go that long without the first defeat, but we all stayed calm. We knew what we had to do.“We knew how long this run-in was going to be, and that the chances of us being unbeaten this season were very hard. But we were still four points clear after Man City and now we go to seven again. Obviously they have the game in hand but we’ve got the points on the board.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Blackmore calls for Man Utd to bring back Ibrahimovicby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United midfielder and coach Clayton Blackmore says they should re-sign LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Ibrahimovic is thriving in the MLS having scored 49 goals in 50 starts for LA Galaxy.“I definitely think we should ask Zlatan to come back, we need a target man – he’s the best target in the world,” Blackmore is quoted by the Daily Express.“6ft 5in black belt, he’s proved in the MLS he can still do it.“I thought we let him go because his knee was dodgy – we’ve now given Zlatan and [Wayne] Rooney [away] for nothing.”We won [the] Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield when he played for us.“Thirteen years ago, the Barcelona goalie out-run Zlatan – he doesn’t run much yet he scores goals [at] every club he plays for.“We need a target man so all our kids with pace can play off him [in a] 4-4-2 [system], and close [them] down quicker.”Here ends the lesson, it’s a no-brainer.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ireland coach McCarthy: Keane tipped me off about Brighton striker Connollyby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveIrish legend Robbie Keane gave Aaron Connolly a glowing reference to Mick McCarthy after his two-goal performance in Brighton’s win over Spurs.Keane was in the crowd at the AMEX and was mightily impressed by the 19-year-old, who McCarthy called-up to the latest Republic of Ireland squad.McCarthy said today: “I didn’t see it at the time but I’ve seen it since. Robbie was watching it.”It was excellent. His goals were both very good. People talk about his second one. I thought his first one was brilliant, because his movement was good.”He got across the defender and then, having had it saved, he had the presence of mind, he didn’t just have a little dig at it and run off, he spun and put it in the net.”I saw him against Armenia (under-21s) and I was really impressed. He really has some personality on the pitch, he plays with real personality.”
Man Utd defender Maguire: I’m here to stayby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Maguire insists he has settled at Manchester United.The England international arrived from Leicester City in the summer for a world-record fee.”I’m enjoying being part of such a big club,” he said. “I’m going to be part of this club for the future – I signed a long-term contract here, so I knew I was coming in straight away and aiming to bridge the gap to the top two [in the Premier League]. “I’m looking forward to progressing in the future and I want to be part of that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against the South Carolina Gamecocks on January 1, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)As a child, I don’t remember ever being that enthralled about Career Day – even though it meant the cancellation of normal classes. But if Michigan’s head coach had shown up to talk college football, perhaps I’d have a different opinion.Wednesday morning, Harbaugh attended his daughter Addison’s Career Day, and brought along a friend. Harbaugh was able to get New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees to stop by too – presumably to talk about the art of being a professional signal-caller.It looks like the kids all received Michigan hats as well. Pretty cool.Thanks to @drewbrees for stopping by my daughter Addie’s Career Day this morning. pic.twitter.com/tPVPd8NEI5— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) April 13, 2016Perhaps a future Wolverines star is in the bunch.
Cristiano Ronaldo is an “idol” to millions, with Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot among those using the Juventus superstar as inspiration in his own career.A five-time Ballon d’Or winner burst onto the global scene while on the books at Old Trafford.His obvious potential had been noted at Sporting, but it was unlocked on the grandest of stages in England. 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? Ronaldo has gone on to star for Real Madrid and Juve, winning titles at both, while collecting 156 caps and a European Championship crown with his country.He is a role model to many and Dalot, at just 20 years of age, is hoping to follow in some illustrious footsteps as he seeks to make his own mark with United and an international side.Quizzed by Soccer Bible on who he looks up to, the promising defender said: “My answer will be a little bit shocking for everyone!“Ronaldo, for me, was the main one. He was my idol from day one.“Not because he’s Portuguese, or his style of playing, but for his hard work. When you think of an athlete, a complete athlete, a complete footballer, you need to choose Cristiano.“For me, he was the main inspiration to start playing football. Not because I want to be like him, I want to take my own path, but to get to know him and see how he works is unbelievable.”Dalot has just completed a debut campaign with United, following a £19 million ($24m) move from Porto, and admits that he remains on a steep learning curve.He added, after making 23 appearances in 2018-19: “Of course it’s hard to get to a big team.“But then it’s harder to stay there because you are competing with a lot of footballers that are such hard workers.“When you get to the big clubs, to the big leagues, you know that every day you need to get better and better and better. For me, I think the hard work is the main thing. Work hard and stay humble.”Dalot is not getting too far ahead of himself in a bid to reach the very top of the game, with short-term goals being laid out for now.He said of his future ambition: “I don’t like to think too big for now.“I used to say ‘step by step’. Now I just try to focus on getting my opportunities and getting my minutes, and showing the manager what I’m capable of, that I can play here.“Of course, when you lay down on your bed and you dream of the future, you dream of being one of the best right-backs in the world, being a reference for everyone. But that’s when you are in bed.“When you wake up, you just need to put your feet on the ground and start working again, because every day is a fight for me. I think that’s the right way.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Norwich City return to the Premier League five years since relegation to the second tier following their 2018-19 Championship title triumph.German coach Daniel Farke has been successful in rebuilding the Canaries since his appointment in 2017, adopting a fast-paced, possession-focused style similar to that of his former Dortmund side.The newly promoted club visit last season’s top-flight runners-up Liverpool on the opening day of the season before a first home game at Carrow Road against Newcastle United. 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? Norwich’s full 2019-20 Premier League fixture list can be found below.Norwich City Premier League 2019-20 fixtures Date Time Match 09/08/2019 20:00 Liverpool v Norwich City 17/08/2019 15:00 Norwich City v Newcastle United 24/08/2019 15:00 Norwich City v Chelsea 31/08/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Norwich City 14/09/2019 15:00 Norwich City v Manchester City 21/09/2019 15:00 Burnley v Norwich City 28/09/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Norwich City 05/10/2019 15:00 Norwich City v Aston Villa 19/10/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Norwich City 26/10/2019 15:00 Norwich City v Manchester United 02/11/2019 15:00 Brighton v Norwich City 09/11/2019 15:00 Norwich City v Watford 23/11/2019 15:00 Everton v Norwich City 30/11/2019 15:00 Norwich City v Arsenal 04/12/2019 19:45 Southampton v Norwich City 07/12/2019 15:00 Norwich City v Sheffield United 14/12/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Norwich City 21/12/2019 15:00 Norwich City v Wolverhampton 26/12/2019 15:00 Aston Villa v Norwich City 28/12/2019 15:00 Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur 01/01/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Crystal Palace 11/01/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Norwich City 18/01/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Bournemouth 22/01/2020 19:45 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City 01/02/2020 15:00 Newcastle United v Norwich City 08/02/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Liverpool 22/02/2020 15:00 Wolverhampton v Norwich City 29/02/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Leicester City 07/03/2020 15:00 Sheffield United v Norwich City 14/03/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Southampton 21/03/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Everton 04/04/2020 15:00 Arsenal v Norwich City 11/04/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Brighton 18/04/2020 15:00 Watford v Norwich City 25/04/2020 15:00 Norwich City v West Ham United 02/05/2020 15:00 Chelsea v Norwich City 09/05/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Burnley 17/05/2020 15:00 Manchester City v Norwich City Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.