Man Utd plan Jan bid for Leicester attacker James Maddisonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United plan to bid for Leicester City attacker James Maddison in January.The Times says just a month after United paid an £85m world-record fee for a defender to sign Harry Maguire, his former team-mate Maddison heads Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wishlist.Apart from 26-year-old Maguire, Old Trafford boss Solskjaer showed in the last transfer window he prefers to recruit youngsters still developing.Newcomers Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, both 21, are already in United’s starting line-up.And midfielder Maddison has begun this campaign in even better form than during his breakthrough season last term.The 22-year-old has caught the eye of other top Prem clubs like Manchester City and Liverpool. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool v Man Utd: Kuyt accused of ‘stabbing Stam in the back’by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool hero Dirk Kuyt is being hammered inside Holland.Dutch pundit Johan Derksen has accused Kuyt of undermining Feyenoord coach Jaap Stam, the former Manchester United defender. Kuyt is the club’s U19 coach.Before going into Sunday’s clash with FC Twente, the heat was being turned up on Stam over Feyenoord’s flagging start to the season. Stam, after two years in charge of Reading, returned to Holland to take charge of PEC Zwolle before being named Feyenoord coach barely a year into the job. But with things going awry at the De Kuip, it’s been claimed Kuyt has been positioning himself to succeed Stam.Former Cambuur star Derksen said on Veronica Inside via Voetbalzone: “I assure you: Dirk Kuyt relentlessly stabs Jaap with a knife in his back so he can become head trainer.”Along with being youth coach, Kuyt also had input on signings at Feyenoord this summer. The former striker, now 39, had six years with Liverpool where he won the League Cup. Derksen continued: “Kuyt is thriving there on the terraces in that Feyenoord suit, and hoping that the camera will be pointed at him.”He has what every trainer suffers from: ‘I can get a lot more out of that group’.”They all make that mistake. Vanity wins him over. He has been acting strangely at Feyenoord for years, but there has never been anyone who has pulled the handbrake.”Feyenoord bounced back on Sunday with a thumping 5-1 win over Twente. The result sees Feyenoord jump up to sixth on the Eredivisie table.- updated September 30 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal scouts to watch RB Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai at Anfieldby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal will have scouts watch Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai when the Austrian champions face Liverpool on Wednesday night.The Gunners are monitoring the 18-year-old Hungary international, having made their interest known to Salzburg during last summer, says the Mirror.Szoboszlai has scored eight goals in 31 games since joining from feeder club FC Liefering – also owned by Red Bull – in 2018.Arsenal are believed have approached Salzburg chiefs with their wish to be kept informed on rival interest in Szoboszlai, ahead of a potential move at the end of the season. They have monitored both he and teammate Erling Haaland. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum reveals Euro16 heartbreakby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has spoken about the pain of missing Euro 2016 with his country.The Dutch midfielder was not able to play at that tournament, or the 2018 World Cup, as his nation did not qualify.But it appears the Netherlands are ready to end their exile from the major international tournaments with Euro 2020.And Wijnaldum cannot wait to put that old pain to the side and compete on the biggest stage.”It was very painful to miss the last World Cup and European Championship before that,” said Wijnaldum to reporters. “When we were off on holiday in the past summers, it was going through my head the whole time that we should have been there.”That’s why this win is so nice [over Belarus in a Euro 2020 qualifer]. Of course, we are not completely sure of a place in the tournament but we have certainly taken a giant step.”
Leonard Fournette HurtUpdate 2: Fournette apparently took one to the groin during the tackle in question. No fun.Reports are that Fournette, the total package, sat out the last series because he got nailed in the package.— Ron Higgins (@RonHigg) September 26, 2015Update: Fournette has returned to the game. LSU leads 31-17 at the Carrier Dome.Fournette doesn’t look hurt. Looks like he may have just ran out of gas or cramped. HE’s back in there now.— Glenn Guilbeau (@LSUBeatTweet) September 26, 2015Earlier: LSU sophomore running back Leonard Fournette has run for 217 yards and two touchdowns against Syracuse so far Saturday afternoon, but his day may be over a bit early. Early in the fourth quarter, Fournette, after being gang-tackled by a number of Orange defenders, was slow to come off of the field. He’s since been shown wincing in pain on the sideline, though it’s unclear what’s ailing him.How many times did cameras show Fournette grimacing before announcers interrupted lovefest to point out he may be hurt?— Sagar Meghani (@smeghaniAP) September 26, 2015 We’ll keep you updated.
Leicester City secured a top-half finish last season and new boss Brendan Rodgers will be relishing a full pre-season with the team ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.The Foxes kick off the new season at home to Wolves on August 10, with a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in gameweek two. Newly promoted Sheffield United will host Rodgers’ men on gameweek three, with a home game against Bournemouth on gameweek four.A trip to Old Trafford to play Manchester United is scheduled for September 14, with Tottenham coming to the King Power Stadium the following week. 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? Leicester face Liverpool on October 5 at Anfield and Arsenal come to town on November 9. They take on champions Manchester City on December 21, with a home game against Liverpool set for Boxing Day – the week after.The Foxes’ run-in at the end of the season looks daunting, with games against Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United in store.Leicester’s full 2019-20 Premier League fixture list can be found below.Leicester City Premier League 2019-20 fixtures Date Time Match 10/08/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Wolverhampton 17/08/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Leicester City 24/08/2019 15:00 Sheffield United v Leicester City 31/08/2019 15:00 Leicester City v A.F.C. Bournemouth 14/09/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Leicester City 21/09/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur 28/09/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Newcastle United 05/10/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Leicester City 19/10/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Burnley 26/10/2019 15:00 Southampton v Leicester City 02/11/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Leicester City 09/11/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Arsenal 23/11/2019 15:00 Brighton v Leicester City 30/11/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Everton 03/12/2019 19:45 Leicester City v Watford 07/12/2019 15:00 Aston Villa v Leicester City 14/12/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Norwich City 21/12/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Leicester City 26/12/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Liverpool 28/12/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Leicester City 01/01/2020 15:00 Newcastle United v Leicester City 11/01/2020 15:00 Leicester City v Southampton 18/01/2020 15:00 Burnley v Leicester City 21/01/2020 19:45 Leicester City v West Ham United 01/02/2020 15:00 Leicester City v Chelsea 08/02/2020 15:00 Wolverhampton v Leicester City 22/02/2020 15:00 Leicester City v Manchester City 29/02/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Leicester City 07/03/2020 15:00 Leicester City v Aston Villa 14/03/2020 15:00 Watford v Leicester City 21/03/2020 15:00 Leicester City v Brighton 04/04/2020 15:00 Everton v Leicester City 11/04/2020 15:00 Leicester City v Crystal Palace 18/04/2020 15:00 Arsenal v Leicester City 25/04/2020 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Leicester City 02/05/2020 15:00 Leicester City v Sheffield United 09/05/2020 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City 17/05/2020 15:00 Leicester City v Manchester United Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Algeria set up an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Nigeria with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory over Ivory Coast following a 1-1 draw in Suez.Sofiane Feghouli’s goal against the run of play opened the scoring in the 20th minute, Rais M’bolhi having made a superb early save to keep Ivory Coast at bay.But Baghdad Bounedjah’s penalty miss handed Ivory Coast a lifeline early in the second half, with Jonathan Kodjia’s fine effort restoring parity. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare And after extra-time failed to serve up a winner, it was Algeria who came out on top in the shoot-out – Wilfried Bony and Serey Die missing their spot-kicks as their side crashed out.Wilfried Kanon sliced wide from three yards out for Ivory Coast and his early miss proved costly when Feghouli coolly clipped home at the other end.Matters looked set to get worse for Ivory Coast a minute into the second half when Sylvain Gbohouo lunged in on Bounedjah.But Ivory Coast’s luck was in and after Bounedjah’s overhit spot-kick hit the top of the bar and stayed out, Kodjia drilled a low strike across M’bolhi to haul the Elephants level.A fantastic block from Mamadou Bagayoko denied Riyad Mahrez before Wilfried Zaha skewed a volley over at the other end as extra time beckoned.Ivory Coast looked the more likely to get a winner, with Ismael Traore’s scuffed effort cleared off the line amid a goal-mouth scramble, but Algeria – who went close through substitute Andy Delort late on – held firm.Bony’s tame penalty proved comfortable for M’bolhi to deal with, though it was Die who missed the crucial spot-kick, with his attempt hitting the left-hand post as Algeria booked their place in the last four.Key Opta facts:- Algeria have reached the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2010. Algeria are unbeaten in their last six Africa Cup of Nations games (4 wins, 2 draws), their best streak in the competition since 1988-1990. – Ivory Coast have lost five of their last seven penalty shoot-outs in the Africa Cup of Nations.- The game saw the most fouls (58) committed and the most yellow cards given (7) in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. It is also the game during which the most shots have been attempted (36).- Wilfried Zaha and Jonathan Kodjia were involved in Ivory Coast’s last two goals in the Africa Cup of Nations (1 goal, 1 assist each). Zaha has scored or delivered an assist in each of his last three games with the Elephants (2 goals, 1 assist) read more
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh held his weekly press conference to preview the Wolverines’ upcoming game against Notre Dame.Harbaugh’s squad is set to open the 2018 season on a major stage, taking on the Fighting Irish in primetime in South Bend, Ind.The questions to Harbaugh today weren’t just focused on Michigan and Notre Dame, though.Of course, Harbaugh was asked about the situation with Urban Meyer and Ohio State.Harbaugh didn’t have much to say.“What is your reaction to the Urban Meyer situation?” Harbaugh was asked by a reporter.“I have no reaction to it,” he replied.”What is your reaction to the Urban Meyer situation?”Harbaugh: “I don’t have a reaction to it.”— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) August 27, 2018That’s a pretty smart response.Michigan and Notre Dame are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on NBC on Saturday.
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 09: Lamar Jackson of Louisville (L), Bryce Love of Stanford and Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma attend the press conference for the 2017 Heisman Trophy Presentation on December 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)A college football website is being sued by the Heisman Trophy, according to a new report by The Blast.The Heisman Trophy Trust is reportedly suing the college football website, HesimanWatch.com, for allegedly violating their copyright.The Blast reports that the Heisman Trophy spends hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in advertising and marketing for the award and the website violates their copyright.Here are the details, from the report:The trust owns and maintains Heisman.com but they claim three men — Chase Leavitt, Joseph Middleton and Kimball Dean Parker— are operating the site HeismanWatch.com without permission. The trio also has associated social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and even Google+.In addition, the trust claims the site has their own podcast, the Heisman Watch Podcast.The Heisman Trophy Trust claims all of these endeavors are in violation of their copyright.They are suing for federal trademark infringement, trademark dilution, cyber-squatting and unfair competition.HeismanWatch.com has reportedly not responded to request for comment.Full details of the report can be seen here.
AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 03: Head coach Dana Holgorsen of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after the game against the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen has been linked to a couple of other head coaching vacancies in recent weeks.Holgorsen has been successful with the Mountaineers, but some have speculated that he might be ready for a change.The Texas Tech job is one of the gigs Holgorsen has been linked to.One report says he is indeed interested in the job.“We can confirm that Dana Holgorsen was interested in the Texas Tech opening but Kirby Hocutt declines to interview him (this) morning.”We can confirm that Dana Holgorsen was interested in the Texas Tech opening but Kirby Hocutt declines to interview him morning. @RedRaiderNation @KAMCNews— That David Collier (@CollieronTV) November 29, 2018Texas Tech reportedly has narrowed its coaching search to one man.Utah State head coach Matt Wells is reportedly the frontrunner for the job.Have heard that #UtahState’s Matt Wells is a front runner for the #TexasTech job.. The Lubbock Avalanche Journal is reporting now that he’s in negotiations with Tech. https://t.co/F68fhlRbZW— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 29, 2018Stay tuned.