Ex-Watford striker Ighalo wants Prem returnby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Watford star Odion Ighalo wants to come back to the Premier League.The attacker is playing in the Chinese Super League for Chanchung Yatai.He has managed 36 goals in 55 games for his side.But he wants a return to the Premier League, per Sky Sports.He would cost roughly £20 million, but it is unclear if any teams are interested in the 29-year-old. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth fullback Clyne: I didn’t intend to hurt Warnockby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth fullback Nathaniel Clyne insists he didn’t seek to insult Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock when leaving Liverpool for Dean Court.The 70-year-old Warnock branded Liverpool a ‘disgrace’ and said they lacked class, while he was unhappy not to receive a phone call from the player.”My intention wasn’t to hurt anyone. It’s down to footballing reasons,” said Clyne as he explained his decision at a Bournemouth press conference.”Me and Neil Warnock have a good relationship.”I enjoyed working with him at Crystal Palace and I have a lot of respect for the man.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd fullback Dalot slams AZ Alkmaar pitchby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United full back Diogo Dalot was less than impressed with the state of the pitch against AZ Alkmaar.United had to endure a poor quality artificial turf in their Europa League group stages game on Thursday.They emerged with a 0-0 draw, and Dalot spoke about the condition of the pitch after the game.”It’s a lot easier for them because they’re used to playing on these types of pitches,” Dalot told MUTV.”We’re Man United though and we need to be ready for any challenge and we don’t use that as an excuse but it is of course a difficulty that we need to get through.”I think we did OK today and we defended well and we kept the clean sheet and that’s important.”We trained well yesterday on this pitch. Today we tried to do our best and we did a good job and we created chances as well.”If we’d have scored some more goals as well… but like I said, at the end we need to keep the positives, look to what we did bad and improve that.”
Mesut Ozil fears Arsenal career overby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil fears his Gunners career is over.The Mirror says Arsenal are plotting ways of trying to offload the £350,000-a-week star in January and are ready to subsidise his wages after Ozil fell out of favour with Unai Emery.Gunners boss Emery insisted that Ozil did not “deserve” to be starting ahead of some of the club’s youngsters and his Arsenal career now looks over.Ozil, who turns 31 next week, believes there is no way back and it appears the club are ready to draw a line in the sand and get rid of the World Cup winner.Former Germany star Ozil has been quite clear in the past that he does not want to leave Arsenal and loves living in London. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd manager Solskjaer: Shaw, Matic on the mendby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a positive update for fans on the fitness of two key players.Solskjaer spoke at his press conference ahead of their UEFA Europa League tie against Partizan Belgrade.He mentioned that Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic are close to being available for selection.”Both have injuries,” the United manager told the press on Wednesday evening.”They’ve gone past the injury stage and brought staff with them to go work with them so hopefully not too long, I expect them back in Manchester for the weekend and then let’s see when they’ll be available.”When asked why certain players had gone to Dubai for warm weather training as part of their injury recovery, Solskjaer said:”There are different reasons for why they go away for training.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Tuesday morning’s edition of SportsCenter brought up the “Who is the best active coach in sports?” discussion. ESPN college basketball analyst had an Ohio State-themed answer. Are Meyer and Saban clearly the top 2 coaches in CFB?With college football’s recruiting season over and the offseason in full effect, we thought this would be a decent time to talk about the “best coach” topic, but limit it strictly to the collegiate gridiron. Who is the best active coach in college football? Is it now Urban Meyer, following his national championship at Ohio State with his third-string quarterback? Or is it still Nick Saban, whose Alabama dynasty likely won’t be falling any time soon. Is there an argument to be made for someone else? While Meyer and Saban are almost unanimously thought of as the top two coaches in the country, in some order, it’s tough ranking the coaches after them. Who’s No. 3? No. 4? No. 5? There are probably 10 coaches who have resumes worthy of those spots. Taking into account their championships, overall record, player development ability, recruiting prowess and more, we’ve decided to rank the top active coaches in the sport. Presenting College Spun’s ranking of the top 15 active coaches in college football. Start with No. 15 – Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16
Over the past three years, Florida State has compiled a record of 39-3, won three ACC titles, qualified for a College Football Playoff, and won a national championship. But as we enter the 2015 campaign, FSU certainly has its doubters. Many believe that Clemson is now the team to beat in-conference, and that the Seminoles might be a big “overrated” in the rankings.A Florida State fan who goes by Covas131 (we’ve written about him before) produced an amazing three-minute hype video to celebrate the upcoming season. It’s titled “Garnet Skies.” It’s a very high-quality clip.FSU opens with Texas State on Saturday, September 5.
Wolves piled further pressure on under-fire Everton boss Marco Silva with an entertaining 3-1 win at Goodison Park on Saturday.The Toffees’ patchy results this season have seen the Portuguese’s position come under intense scrutiny and he will not be sitting any more comfortably after Wolves picked up a third straight Premier League victory to cement their place just outside the top six.Ruben Neves’ early penalty had Nuno Espirito Santo’s side ahead but Everton were level midway through the first half thanks to Andre Gomes’ thumping first goal for the club. 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? However, slack marking from a free-kick allowed Raul Jimenez to head home on the stroke of half-time and Leander Dendoncker smashed in a volley midway through the second period to secure Wolves’ first win at Goodison in 40 years..@Raul_Jimenez9 = deadly. pic.twitter.com/FFMc8QIyFJ— Wolves (@Wolves) February 2, 2019Everton had taken the lead inside three minutes of their win at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday but it was their turn to fall behind early on here as Leighton Baines felled Matt Doherty and Neves calmly converted the spot-kick.The hosts almost gifted Wolves a second in the 20th minute when Tom Davies lost the ball and Jimenez fed Dendoncker, who was denied by Jordan Pickford at close quarters.Rui Patricio surged out to thwart Theo Walcott as Everton sought a response, which duly arrived in the 27th minute thanks to Gomes’ rasping drive into the roof of the net from 18 yards. | What a way to score your first goal for the Blues, @aftgomes! #EFCmatchday pic.twitter.com/E6YYQMQHE9— Everton (@Everton) February 2, 2019But Wolves restored their advantage as Jimenez rose unchallenged to head Joao Moutinho’s delivery into the bottom-left corner.And the visitors earned some breathing space as the rebound from Diogo Jota’s blocked attempt fell straight to Dendoncker to lash home from eight yards – capping an impressive day for Wolves and a torrid one for Silva and Everton. What does it mean? Wolves the best of the restWins over Leicester City, West Ham and now Everton have seen Wolves rise to seventh in the table. The usual suspects make up the top six, which has proven almost impossible to break into, but there can be no doubt that Nuno’s men offer a tough test for anyone in this division.A cat-astrophic day for Everton, Wolves ‘feline’ goodAmid a miserable afternoon for Everton fans, there was some light relief in the aftermath of Wolves’ third goal as a black cat strayed onto the pitch and delayed proceedings for a couple of minutes before the intruder was eventually chased away by a steward.Toffees come unstuck at the back once moreEverton’s shaky defence has been cause for concern for most of the season and they contributed to their own downfall again as Baines’ clumsy foul led to the first goal and no one picked up Jimenez for the second.Key Opta Facts- Wolves have won 11 Premier League games this season – their joint-highest tally in a single Premier League campaign, alongside the 2010-11 season.- Wolves have scored 3-plus goals in three consecutive top-flight matches for the first time since March 1980.- Everton have lost three of their last four Premier League games at Goodison Park, as many as they had lost in their previous 23.- Jimenez has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other Wolves player this season (9 goals, 5 assists).What’s next?It does not get any easier for Everton, who host champions Manchester City on Wednesday. Wolves have an FA Cup fourth-round replay at home to Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday before returning to league action against Newcastle United a week on Monday. read more
Here’s a cool video of Ohio State’s famous ‘O-H-I-O’ chant.Ohio State didn’t dominate Northwestern on Saturday, but the Buckeyes did emerge with a 24-20 victory – which is all that matters. In the game’s final minute, fans in The Horseshoe celebrated as only they know how.Here’s a cool Instagram video from user @sjl7230 that shows Ohio State fans doing the ‘O-H-I-O’ chant in celebration. With the sun down, the cell phone light makes the scene look awesome.Ohio State is now 7-1. The Buckeyes get Nebraska next week.
SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The most-hyped college football game of the weekend is underway in South Bend, Ind.Notre Dame, a preseason College Football Playoff hopeful, is hosting Michigan, a fellow national title contender, in a primetime game on NBC.One Michigan fan’s sign has been going viral on social media all day. It’s pretty awesome.“Rudy dies in Stranger Things.”“Rudy dies in @Stranger_Things” #GameDaySigns pic.twitter.com/HbAnT4L8Pl— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 1, 2018Well played, Michigan fan. Well played, indeed.For those unaware: The actor from Rudy, Sean Astin, plays a character in Stranger Things. Spoiler alert: He dies.Michigan and Notre Dame, meanwhile, are playing on NBC. The Fighting Irish have taken an early 7-0 lead.