October, 2019 Archive
Eveton boss Silva says McCarthy fully fit and readyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton midfielder James McCarthy is on the brink of a playing comeback after 11 months on the sidelines.Now fully recovered from a broken leg injury, McCarthy was involved with the squad for the visit of Newcastle earlier this month but did not make the bench.But with four matches in 212-and-a-half hours – the shortest time of all Premier League sides – from Boxing Day to New Year’s Day, he could be called upon.”James is progressing. He is getting better,” manager Marco Silva told evertontv when asked about his midfield options.”It is good to have all of them available. We will need all of them. It will be important in a busy month.”We have some games really close to each other, there is not the normal time to recover between games.”It is a matter of decisions. What I want is them working hard to be ready when the chance comes again.”I know games will give him a better condition, but we are playing tough, tough matches and it is not easy to give him what everybody knows will help him get better, which is minutes in those games.”But he is a worker and I really like him. He works really hard every day to achieve the best physical condition. He enjoys what he is doing.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal determined to find taker for Mesut Ozilby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal remain determined to find a taker for Mesut Ozil.The Sun says the Gunners are now considering offloading him in January and will contribute to his monster wages, much like Manchester United with Alexis Sanchez.United are thought to be paying £425,000 of the Chilean’s £505,00-a-week wages while he is at Inter Milan.Unai Emery has rarely used Ozil during his time at the Emirates.And the former Real Madrid star has started just one game in the Premier League this season – playing 71 minutes of the 2-2 draw with Watford.Emery had appeared set on flogging Ozil over the summer – either permanently or on loan.Turkish giants Fenerbahce expressed interest in taking the midfielder, but couldn’t come close to affording his outrageous wage demands.
Dutch pundit Derksen: No comparing Vilhena with Liverpool ace Wijnaldumby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDutch pundit Johan Derksen has slammed the Holland call of FK Krasnodar midfielder Tonny Vilhena.Comparing Vilhena with Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum, Derksen blasted Ronald Koeman’s selection.The former FC Cambuur star told Veronica Inside: “I don’t think Hateboer is international. I don’t think Vilhena is an international either. I think that is a run-your-rot show. He plays simple football running with the ball and then a bit wide. You can’t do it anymore. “A player like Georginio Wijnaldum is corrected by ten other players at Liverpool. Vilhena was able to run and fly at Feyenoord. People in the media said he was doing so well, so he started to believe in himself. You don’t have time for that at a club like Liverpool.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Owen slams Man Utd: Worst team in decadesby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United striker Michael Owen believes the club’s current squad is the worst in decades.United are suffering a miserable run of form since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed permanent boss, after being successful during his caretaker spell.The Red Devils only have five wins in 22 games in all competitions spanning the tail end of last season.Their most recent result is a 0-0 draw against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League.”Yes, I’d say [Manchester United are now a mid-table team]. I don’t think they’ll be top six this season, personally,” Owen said on BT Sport.”Top half I think is likely, but just the fact we’re having this conversation is the worry, isn’t it?”This has got to be the worst Manchester United team for decades, hasn’t it? Since before Sir Alex Ferguson took over.”It’s been happening for a few years. For maybe five, six, seven, eight years you’ve been thinking ‘it can’t get any worse’, and it has.”The point that I’d like to make is that in many ways, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has knowingly weakened his team.”Getting rid of people like Lukaku, Herrera, [Matteo] Darmian, Sanchez, [Chris] Smalling. He knows he could improve his team with those players, but I think he’s taken the view that you’ve got to take a couple of steps backwards to then move forwards.”He’s done that on purpose thinking, ‘right, we’ve just got to rid ourselves of players that, OK they’re probably better than what we’ve got, but are they going to take us to where we want to go?'”That answer is no, then you’re almost starting from scratch and I think that’s what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done.”
England performance just the start for Chelsea whizkid Hudson-Odoiby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi promises that he can show much more quality in the coming weeks and months.Fans were delighted with his performance for the England under-21s in their 5-1 win against Austria.He scored a great brace and was a threat throughout the game.And the youngster thinks that he is just getting up to speed after fully recovering from the Achilles injury he suffered in April.”I thought to myself as soon as I come back that I just need to get up to speed and get my fitness back,” he told reporters.”I think once that happens gradually my dribbling and everything will come back to what it was.”Now I am feeling a bit more confident to get on the ball and do my stuff. As the games go on I will get fitter, get more opportunities to dribble at players and I already feel better now.”I definitely think I can improve. I am not a perfect player. No one is a perfect player, I think that every day when I go onto a pitch I want to try my best, work hard and keep improving. I say to myself, keep going, keep working hard and hopefully more opportunities will come.”I wouldn’t say it is my pre-season, I think it is back to normal. I think when I was training it was like my pre-season getting back to fitness.”Now, I am back in the mix, training and playing. Now everything is back to normal so I need to keep working hard and hopefully get fitter.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
YouTube/UNCTarHeelsAthleticsOnce the final buzzer sounded and UNC had officially closed out a 76-72 win at Duke, the ESPN cameras made a bee-line for Tar Heel seniors Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige. Johnson’s 18 points and 21 rebounds led the way, while Paige (11 points, six boards, three assists) hit four clutch free throws to seal the victory. This was the first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium for either player. Both guys talked about how much this win meant and what it means to be ACC regular season champs.
clemson new uniforms videoFriday night, Clemson dropped a short video to tease its new Nike Mach Speed uniforms for the 2016 season. Oddly enough, they quickly deleted it. Tuesday, it’s been re-released. In the clip, star quarterback Deshaun Watson models the news digs, which feature larger jersey numbers, Tigers Paws on the shoulder, sleeve numbers and a Tiger Paw outline on the side of the pants. Check it out:Tradition. Style. Championship Swagger.All at a @usnikefootball Mach Speed pace.Welcome to 2016 in Tiger Town.https://t.co/pVbB2WUMSE— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) April 12, 2016Clemson fans – do you like the slight changes? Or were you happy with what the team wore last year?
Twitter/zj76Baylor visited Texas with a perfect record, but that changed as the final horn sounded.Texas picked up a massive win at home over an unbeaten Baylor team on Saturday by a score of 35-34. Running back D’Onta Foreman carried the load for the Longhorns as he rushed for 250 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries.Baylor initially jumped ahead to a 7-0 lead, but the Longhorns answered right back on their first drive. The bears regained the lead midway through the third quarter and held it with less than a minute left in regulation.With the Bears up 34-32, it all came down to Texas kicker Trent Domingue from 39 yards out:4th (0:46): Trent Domingue is good, and Texas takes a 35-34 lead. Can the Longhorns hang out and beat No. 8 Baylor? pic.twitter.com/OYdeFsh4Vz— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) October 29, 2016Talk about a huge win for Charlie Strong. It’s crazy how the mood of the fans can change after one big win:Texas AD joins in with students chanting “Char-lie!” as he walks off field.— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) October 29, 2016Baylor falls to 6-1 on the season, and 3-1 in Big 12 play, while Texas improves to 4-4 (2-3). The loss drops the Bears from the ranks of the unbeatens. That full list:AlabamaBoise StateClemsonMichiganNebraskaWashingtonWestern MichiganWashington picked up a massive win on the road at Utah earlier on Saturday to remain unbeaten. Florida State plays host to Clemson on Saturday night looking to knock the Tigers off of that list. Boise State also has a tough test at Wyoming.How many unbeaten teams will we have at night’s end?
Schalke and Sporting are set for a £10 million ($12.6m) battle to sign Liverpool youngster Rafa Camacho.The Reds are ready to cash in on the 19-year-old this summer having been informed the player has no desire to extend his Anfield contract.Camacho is about to enter the final year of his current deal, and is desperate to secure first-team football in the coming season. 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? Sporting, his home-town club, were keen to sign the versatile teenager on loan in January but Liverpool vetoed that move, eager not to lose another potential full-back option following Nathaniel Clyne’s switch to Bournemouth.Now, the Portuguese giants are ready to put together a permanent deal for Camacho, but will face stiff competition from Schalke.The Bundesliga side have registered their interest, and hope to use the fact that their new manager, David Wagner, is close friends with Jurgen Klopp in order to push through a deal.Reports in Germany this week have claimed that Schalke have already agreed terms with Camacho and his camp, but sources close to the situation have told Goal that nothing is imminent at this stage.Camacho made his senior debut for Liverpool in January’s FA Cup third round defeat at Wolves, playing as a right back. He later appeared as a late substitute against Crystal Palace for his Premier League bow.Signed from Manchester City in 2016, he impressed initially as a winger in the Reds’ under-18 setup, but made his first-team impact as a full back after shining there for Steven Gerrard’s team in the 2017-18 campaign.RB Leipzig, Benfica and Wolves have also been monitoring his situation, but as yet have not firmed up their interest.Schalke are among a number of clubs keen on another Liverpool youngster, Taiwo Awoniyi, while 2.Bundesliga club Bochum are the latest club to have enquired about the availability of Colombian full-back Anderson Arroyo.Liverpool allowed winger Sheyi Ojo to complete a loan switch to Rangers earlier this week, and are expected to secure temporary deals for Kamil Grabara, Ovie Ejaria and Ben Woodburn, among others, in the coming weeks. Brazilian midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza is set to extend his stay at Fluminense until December. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web