Chelsea striker Morata agents in AC Milan talksby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Alvaro Morata is in talks about a return to Italy in January.Morata is being increasingly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.The struggling Chelsea striker reportedly contacted Barcelona to enquire about a move last week.And Calciomercato says his entourage are now also spoken to AC Milan to see if they would be willing to take him away from the Premier League. Any deal would be a loan given Milan’s financial fair play plans. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Real Madrid organise shirt number for Man City midfielder Brahim Diazby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid already have a shirt number organised for Manchester City midfielder Brahim Diaz.Cadena SER says Diaz will wear the number 21 shirt at Real Madrid.The 19-year-old will sign a six-year deal at the Bernabeu.Real and City have reportedly reached an agreement over a £13.6million (€15million) transfer that will see Diaz head back to Spain, having joined the Blues from Malaga in 2013.The details of the add-ons are the only hold up to the transfer now, according to Marca, and Real are hoping to present Diaz at the Bernabeu at some point next week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ex-Liverpool keeper Adam Bogdan explains AIK trialsby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan is trialling with AIK.The Hungary international, 32, has been a free agent since leaving the Reds last summer.He told Sportbladet: “Of course, it’s very interesting. This is a huge club. I have done my research and really understand how big it is,.”A club that is top class and one of the biggest teams in Sweden. People all over Europe know about AIK and they have played a part in Europe in recent years. “So I’m going to train here for a week. Then we’ll see. What do I have and what does AIK have for me?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Bianchi hails ex-Man City powerbrokers Shinawatra, Erikssonby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City striker Rolando Bianchi says he values his spell in England.The former Torino centre-forward played for City during the Thaksin Shinawatra era.He told TMW: “Shinawatra wanted to win, he didn’t want to waste time. Then he had his problems at home and was forced to sell. I knew City would grow.”I always liked him, he was always present with us when he was in Manchester, he didn’t miss anything, he treated us like a god. We were envied, the player had a single room in retreat, difficult to see in football. So the athletes can self-manage, can rest, they are small but fundamental things.”On playing for Sven-Goran Eriksson, he added: “Very great coach, able to manage the players, he made you have fun. He had an important elegance, he was old-fashioned.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Lampard warns Chelsea against complacency ahead of Burnley tripby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard has warned Chelsea not get complacent after they notched up a sixth straight victory against Ajax on Wednesday night.Michy Batshuayi’s late strike put the Blues top of Group H after three Champions League matches.Burnley are up next for Lampard’s side, but the former England international has sent a warning to his players.”I’m already thinking about Burnley,” said Lampard.”I said to the players to win five games in a row is great but it’s dangerous because you can get lax but to win six games in a row is even more dangerous.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@coachjfranklinBack in 2012, then-Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin awarded walk-on Marc Panu a scholarship, and the video quickly went viral in college football circles. Franklin is now at Penn State, but he still values his walk-ons, and yesterday he awarded junior linebacker Von Walker with a full ride. Here is the video, in a tweet from Franklin.Really proud of @VTW21 -your attitude & hard work earned this. Great representation of the blue & white. #PSUnrivaled http://t.co/6OfW2MDEaZ— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) April 28, 2015Franklin spoke more about Walker in a Penn State press release about the move.Junior Von Walker (Mill Hall, Pa.) has made the most of his time as a run-on linebacker for the Penn State football team. That hard work has culminated in a scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year by head coach James Franklin this week. “Von Walker is the example of everything that represents Penn State football,” Franklin said. “He is blue collar, hard-nosed, works his butt off day in and day out and always has positive energy at practice. He has improved as much as anybody on our team since we arrived. Make no mistake about it, I am not giving Von a scholarship, he has earned this full scholarship.”These videos are always very touching, and it is clear that Walker has the full respect of his teammates and coaches, based on many of the tweets that rolled in on Monday.Big S/O to my best friend @VTW21 on EARNING that full ride today baby. The future is bright , love you FAMILY #25 pic.twitter.com/otZxwkoMaG— Brian Tomasetti (@OFBubbaT21) April 27, 2015Congratulations to my great friend @VTW21 on earning his athletic scholarship here to play football. All love man— DaeSean Hamilton (@SkeeterMills__) April 27, 2015#WWO moving up again @VTW21 earned it the hard way brother the only way there is!!!— Jesse Della Valle (@TheKidJDV) April 27, 2015Congrats to my bro @VTW21 on EARNING an athletic scholarship to play football here! #LinebackerU— Jason Cabinda (@jasoncabinda) April 27, 2015Congrats to @VTW21 on EARNING his $$$$..Von has earned the respect of this coaching staff as much as anyone in the program. #MostImproved— Bob Shoop (@Coach_ShoopPSU) April 28, 2015Great job by Franklin and Penn State football here, and of course, congratulations to Walker.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Quarterback J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after rushing for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Just because it looks like Braxton Miller won’t be playing quarterback this season for the Buckeyes, doesn’t mean Ohio State’s other QB’s can take things easy. There’s still a quarterback competition to win and a national championship to defend, and sophomore J.T. Barrett, the primary starter last season, certainly knows that. That’s probably why Barrett and fellow quarterback Stephen Collier spent some free time today throwing with wide receivers Johnnie Dixon, Parris Campbell and Noah Brown. That Ohio State offense will be scary this season, no matter who is at the controls.
Eden Hazard is looking for more goals and trophies at Chelsea, in a hint towards where his future may lie, while admitting that performances for Belgium have made him “one of the best players in the world”.The 27-year-old forward is enjoying another standout season at club level in 2018-19, with his exploits seeing further questions asked of how long he will remain in west London.Hazard has hinted in the recent past that he may move on at some stage, but he is happy in his current surroundings for now. 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? He has been asked to fill a slightly different position for Chelsea of late, as he operates in a central ‘false nine’ role under Maurizio Sarri, and is delighted to be contributing to the pursuit of collective goals.Hazard told the Blues’ official website: “I have never thought about myself; I just try to play for my team-mates.“I spend more time in the middle of the pitch now so I am more like a playmaker. Sometimes I am lucky to pass the ball and we score; sometimes not!“I want to keep this thing as a part of my football: playing for my team-mates. If everyone can shine it’s good.“I’m happy with my form and with what we have done so far this season. For four months now we have been enjoying playing football with the team and the new manager.“I know I play for one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I can improve a lot in the future I think.“I need to score more goals; we need to win more trophies. I won already a lot with Chelsea, but when you play for Chelsea you want big trophies like the Champions League, and to reach finals.”While chasing down more major honours at domestic level, Hazard concedes that it was his showings for his country at the 2018 World Cup which have taken his game to new heights and seen him placed in a talent bracket alongside the very best players on the planet.He added: “Personally I feel like I went on to another level because of the World Cup.“I think before the World Cup people thought I was a good player, but after the World Cup they were saying I was one of the best players in the world.“That’s the level I want to reach and stay at. I think since the beginning of the season I have done pretty well.”Hazard and Chelsea will be back in action on Boxing Day when they make the short trip to Watford. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Manchester United have entered into a multi-year partnership with Remington which will see a global leader in personal care become the club’s first official electrical styling partner.The deal includes both the men and women’s teams at Old Trafford and is intended to help deliver “high-impact marketing campaigns to grow the Remington brand globally”.AdChoices广告Early promotions will focus on a celebration of “individuality and the power of inner confidence”. 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? ‘The Story of You’ will underpin the brand’s mission recognising that “everyone’s journeys, experiences, values and aspirations make up who they are as individuals”.United boast several high-profile figures on their books whose personalities and image stretch well beyond the boundaries of a football field.Among those is England international Marcus Rashford, with the in-form forward saying of his desire to shine in both his professional and private life: “If I see an opportunity to do something flashy or a bit different, then I do that and I think it’s the same off the pitch.”Paul Pogba is another of those who takes as much pride in his appearance as he does his performances as a World Cup-winning midfielder.The Frenchman said as part of the ‘Story of You’ campaign: “You can’t really hide anymore – people see you, they watch the game. Football has become even more famous, it’s everywhere and taking pictures is normal. So, you try to look good.”The Story of You. The players chat football and style with our new partner @RemingtonUK… https://t.co/1l6xy2c4UH pic.twitter.com/uMTRHbi6if— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 7, 2019United are delighted to have added another global brand to their ever-growing list of partners, with group managing director Richard Arnold telling the club’s official website: “Remington is one of the most famous and established brands in their field and they are a great addition to our family of commercial partners.“Our partnership is not only about bringing our fans high-end styling products, it aims to inspire and encourage individuality though powerful activations and campaigns with both Manchester United’s men’s and women’s team.”Tim Wright, vice president for appliances at Spectrum Holdings, added: “Our partnership with Manchester United provides us with a fantastic opportunity to showcase the quality and versatility of Remington products with passionate fans of the world’s biggest and most revered sports brand.“We have an impressive record of breaking the mould with our product innovation, and this will be translated into our partnership with Manchester United, and in particular our involvement with both the men’s and women’s teams.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: A UCF Knights helmet sits on the field after the UCF Knights defeated the Baylor Bears 52-42 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The first game of the season for the UCF Knights brought with it a terrible scene. During the opening kickoff, Aaron Robinson, a transfer defensive back from Alabama, stayed down on the field after a hit.Robinson went down on on the kickoff and lay motionless on the field. Eventually, Robinson had to be stretchered off the field by a group of UCF training staff and medical personnel.The medical staff stabilized Robinson before he was take off the field. ESPN’s commentators revealed Robinson did, in fact, move his legs.Robinson also gave a thumbs up to the fans as he left the field, ESPN reported.UCF defensive back Aaron Robinson is down and being tended to by medical staff after being injured on the opening kickoff pic.twitter.com/thytYDfXDG— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 30, 2018Both college football and the NFL have made a concerted effort to change the way kickoffs work. Due to the dangerous nature of kickoffs, the NCAA instituted a rule to make kickoffs safer.The end of kickoffs could be here sooner rather than later if serious injuries continue.We’ll update Robinson’s condition when it becomes known.