TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Woodward willing to push through Man Utd Milenkovic dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will discuss a move for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic with club chief Ed Woodward.The Sun says Milenkovic is a player United have been tracking in a £45million deal.Vice-chairman Woodward views January as a difficult window to get players but is willing to invest for the right deals.And Milenkovic, 21, remains firmly in their plans if a mid-season deal can be struck for the Serbia international.The youngster has impressed in Italy in his two seasons since arriving from Partizan, with Juventus and Atletico Madrid also interested in him.
Watford boss Gracia proud after victory at Crystal Palaceby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford earned a surprise 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.Palace took the lead in the opening period after Craig Cathcart’s own goal, but the Watford defender made amends when he converted Jose Holebas’ corner with 67 minutes gone.Substitute Tom Cleverley, who had only been on the pitch for six minutes, then netted his first goal in more than a year to complete the fightback from Javi Gracia’s side.Watford boss Gracia said: “I’m very proud of all my players, not only for today. I think in all the games we have played we have competed well, with good results, with bad results, but always keeping a very good level. This is our mentality. Try to keep our level until the end.“I think we started very well with this clear chance, but I was sure we would create more chances during the game,” he said. “After the own goal it was more difficult for us, but in that moment the team showed character, ambition and to turn the result around was important for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say James warns Man Utd teammates: Form won’t change itselfby Ansser Sadiq17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDaniel James wants Manchester United to actively try and overturn their poor run of form.The Red Devils head into the international break sitting in 12th on the Premier League table, having collected just nine points in eight games. And James said that during a similar time in his career at Swansea, it took a concerted effort from the players to turn things around.”In the Premier League this season a lot of clubs have young squads showing what they can do. I’ve always dealt with things in exactly the same way,” he said.”It was the same when I was at Swansea and things weren’t going so well. “It’s important in football to react when things aren’t going so well. It’s alright when things are going good, but it’s important to deal with things when it’s bad.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester midfielder Praet happy to be away from ‘boring’ Serie Aby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City midfielder Dennis Praet is happy to have left behind “boring” training sessions in Italy.The £18m summer signing from Sampdoria is pleased with the intensity at City’s Belvoir Drive headquarters and likes working under Brendan Rodgers.“In Italy it is more tactical and also a bit more boring and longer,” he said.“[Rodgers] is a good coach and has a warm personality. “He also talks a lot with the players, something that did not happen much in Italy. You can compare him a bit with [Belgium manager] Roberto Martinez.
Kane delighted with Tottenham victory: This is just the startby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Kane was delighted after Tottenham’s 5-0 win over Red Star Belgrade, but warned his team they still have a long way to go this season.Spurs managed to snap a three-game winless run with a ruthless performance in North London.Speaking after the game, Kane told BT Sport: “Great, exactly what we needed to do. We know we have had a tough run of results and that was the perfect way to respond.”We wanted to come out of the blocks and press high. Of course we needed to score early on but we were ruthless in front of goal and got the clean sheet as well.”The most important thing was the win. To win 5-0 was exactly what we needed.”We’ve got a long way to go. Hopefully we can build on this. Liverpool is a tough game coming up, obviously they have started the season fantastic, but hopefully we can win that game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
The NCAA ruled Friday that Penn State is getting back the 112 wins taken away due to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, making Joe Paterno the winningest coach in major college football history. This caused some celebrations in State College, Pa. There were banners, giant pictures and “409” decals worn. Many people weren’t happy with the admiration being shown for Paterno, especially Keith Olbermann. Late Sunday night, Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour tweeted a statement about the situation.Greatly respect JoePa’s legacy- always have, always will— Sandy Barbour (@SandyB_PSUAD) January 19, 2015Thrilled that those victories earned by former PSU athletes and coaches are now again recognized— Sandy Barbour (@SandyB_PSUAD) January 19, 2015We will continue to use our platform to raise awareness and support for child abuse victims.— Sandy Barbour (@SandyB_PSUAD) January 19, 2015I remain focused on creating conditions for success for our SAs— Sandy Barbour (@SandyB_PSUAD) January 19, 2015Barbour also apologized for the 409 decals that were worn, responding to a critical tweet that was later deleted. @gretchnielsen Agree with you. Inappropriate and insensitive. It’s been corrected.— Sandy Barbour (@SandyB_PSUAD) January 17, 2015It’s nice to see an athletic director being so open and honest about what has been a very conflicting issue.
Twitter/@RonnieRamosDuke and Kentucky are definitely two of basketball’s “blue blood” programs, but neither fan base would want anyone confusing the two. That’s what happened to the NCAA’s scoreboard operator during half-time of tonight’s National Championship between Duke and Wisconsin. At half-time, the Kentucky logo was accidentally put up next to Duke’s score.#NCAA makes a major mistake on scoreboard at halftime. Kentucky is not playing. Hat tip to @emhervey. pic.twitter.com/bEsgpJ7FVT— Ronnie Ramos (@RonnieRamos) April 7, 2015Try as they may, Wisconsin could not keep Kentucky out of tonight’s game, even if only for a moment.
Twitter/@FSU_FootballThe Florida State Seminoles have done a lot of winning over the last few seasons—just not quite as much as an ESPN app would lead you to believe on Tuesday afternoon. The manager of Florida State football’s official Twitter account caught a typo from an ESPN app, which had 3-0 FSU listed at “131-0.” The account tweeted a photo, jokingly thanking ESPN for the respect.131-0 #UNCONQUERED Thanks for believing in us, @espn. pic.twitter.com/xXHluLNvOa— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) September 29, 2015Of course, this lead to some snarky tweets about ESPN’s FPI ratings, which has the undefeated Seminoles down at 17.@FSU_Football @espn “FSU is 131-0, but because of bad game control, FPI still has them in 27th”— Jarrett Jordan (@jarrettjordan) September 29, 2015@FSU_Football @Seminoles_com @espn but did we get good ratings on the game control metric?— Ryan Short (@ryanshort88) September 29, 2015@FSU_Football @espn They finally got it right for us! #GoNoles— Michael Papa (@bigpapamike7272) September 29, 2015@FSU_Football @espn but 3 eSECpn teams are still ranked higher…with 1 having a loss…WTH— Kay Jay McMillan (@MacAtakk) September 30, 2015Well played, FSU fans.
Arturo Vidal believes Chile are a team to be feared at the Copa America as his country look to rebound from not qualifying for last summer’s World Cup.Chile have won the last two Copa Americas, in 2015 and 2016 beating Argentina on penalties each time, but the country’s ‘golden generation’ fell from grace when they failed to reach the sports marquee international tournament in 2018.The squad has seen some serious overhaul since then with the 32-year-old Vidal now one of the oldest players in the 23 selected for the tournament, taking place in Brazil. 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? Despite that setback Vidal thinks Chile have what it takes to make an impression in this summer’s competition ahead of their first game with invitees Japan on June 17.“This squad should be feared, from the beginning to the final,” the Barcelona midfielder told press from the team hotel in Sao Paolo.“We hope it’s going to be something amazing, but we’re going to take it game by game.“Everything is starting from new: a new process, new players, new coaches.“It took us many days to talk about and clear up things.”Japan have brought an inexperienced squad to South America, with 17 members yet to make their international debuts.One player who has appeared for Japan is new Real Madrid signing Takefusa Kubo, dubbed ‘The Japanese Messi.’Vidal asserted that his team were prepared for the challenges Kubo and his team would offer.“[Kubo] is a player with real quality, there’s a reason he’s at Real Madrid,” the ex-Juventus and Bayern Munich man continued.“We’ve seen him, analyzed him really well and we know how to stop this player.”“Japan are an organized team, they’re quick and we have to be careful, concentrate and when they come out to play we have to attack them really quickly because afterward they go into a 4-5-1 and it’s really hard to score a goal.”After the game with Japan, Chile go on to play Ecuador on June 21.Vidal’s nation conclude their Group C schedule with a game against Uruguay on June 24.Chile have only won one of their three games in 2019, a 2-1 win over Haiti on June 6. They lost 3-1 to Mexico and drew 1-1 with the USA in March.