Man Utd hero Ince: Two better options than joke appointment Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince has slammed plans to name Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager.Molde coach Solskjaer is expected to be named United caretaker boss after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday.But Ince says: “The suggestion of Ole Gunnar Solskjær makes me laugh, that has to be a joke. It’s absolute madness.”He also wrote for Paddy Power: “If it was me? I’d pick Steve Bruce today. He’s not working at the moment, and he had seven or eight years at the club. He’s been a very good, and successful manager and he more than many understands what it’s like to be a United player. Yes, he’s been sacked, but we’ve all been sacked before.”Between him and Solskjaer there’s no comparison. Plus, I’d love it to be someone English, and someone who United fans through the ages immediately recognise and say ‘I remember Steve Bruce, what a player he was.'”The only other caretaker candidate I’d choose would be Roy Keane. He’d knock those players into shape in no time, he’s managed, and he’s familiar with the club.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say Uefa and Premier League liaise over Man City sponsorship dealsby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveUefa and the Premier League have agreed to share information from separate investigations into allegations surrounding the sponsorship deal Manchester City struck with the Etihad airline in 2015, reports SportBusiness.Football’s European governing body and the Premier League have been carrying out their own inquiries after allegations surrounding the agreement were published by German magazine Der Spiegel.It was claimed in the magazine that, according to leaked emails from executives involved in the deal, £59.5m (€66m/$76m) that was supposed to have been transferred to the club from the airline was in fact paid directly by City’s owners, Abu Dhabi United Group.The league and Uefa have now agreed to share their information and have also reached an arrangement to share any further information in the future.Uefa has been probing whether such actions may have breached Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. Just days ago, AC Milan was sanctioned after falling foul of FFP regulations, with the Italian Serie A club told that it faces being banned from European competition for one season if it does not break even by June 2021.According to The Times, Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin expects the outcome of the case to be known “very soon”.
Juventus coach Max Allegri: Being Winter Champions importantby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Max Allegri was delighted with a crucial win over AS Roma.Mario Mandzukic struck the only goal of the game.“We’re Winter Champions, but we haven’t really won anything yet,” Allegri told DAZN.“We are doing some good things, we’re in the Champions League Round of 16, but the important thing is to have a good buffer from Napoli in second place.“It was a good game, we remained organised when under pressure, Robin Olsen made some fine saves and we played well.“We had to cause Roma problems and put the pressure on them straight away, as it’s a psychologically fragile side. We should’ve done more after going 1-0 up, as they were really struggling.“Roma had more possession in the second half, but we didn’t really allow them any chances. I’d say it was a deserved victory.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Silva admits he wants January centre-back signingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva is seeking a centre-back signing in January.The Liverpool Echo says the Blues have started the season with only three senior defenders in that position after the failure to land a replacement for Phil Jagielka.Jagielka was released at the end of his contract in the summer and went onto to rejoin old club Sheffield United.When asked if he has held conversations with director of football Marcel Brands about signing a centre-back in January, Silva said: “Even if you don’t speak about that every week, it is normal we have chats about it and, of course, you are always looking. “It is my job and the job of Marcel also and now he is doing his job, analysing everything.”We will see, and what we can do to strengthen our squad will do in January, if you can, or next season again.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe plans lesson for booking-prone Jefferson Lermaby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe insists he will teach Jefferson Lerma to avoid “needless bookings”.The Colombian grabbed his fourth booking out of seven Premier League games in Saturday’s draw with West Ham United.He told the Daily Echo: “Saturday’s (foul) he probably didn’t need to do. I think the majority of his tackles I’m with him on the pitch and he might be a split second late and it’s a yellow card. That’s the way he plays.”You wouldn’t want him to change that competitive style. Obviously we don’t want to lose him to suspensions and it would be a big blow if we did lose him.”It’s the needless ones (bookings). It’s the ones at the end of the game that he’ll probably look back at and think ‘I didn’t need to do that’. They’re the ones that you want to try and eradicate from his game.”Howe added: “It was well-documented, Harry Arter and our relationship with Harry and how many yellow cards he picked up. But you wouldn’t want to change Harry’s instincts and the way that he played because he wouldn’t be the player that made him what he was.”It’s the same with Jeff. That’s why we signed him. You don’t want to take that away, a lot of the attributes that he shows but it’s trying to educate him and show him maybe a different way at times will be key – talk to him and show him some things.”We want to keep him on the pitch for as long as we can.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Arsenal burned off AC Milan competition to sign Dani Ceballosby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal burned off competition from AC Milan to sign Dani Ceballos this past summer.The Gunners landed Ceballos in August on-loan from Real Madrid – without the option to buy.Calciomercato.com says Milan were in talks with the midfielder before the Gunners stepped in.It’s claimed Ceballos welcomed Milan’s approach and was excited about the move.However, the Italian club could not match Arsenal’s offer, which offered a fee for a straight loan arrangement.
ESPN.ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit isn’t high on Michigan State Saturday afternoon.The Michigan State Spartans certainly aren’t as good as they were in 2015, and the Michigan Wolverines appear to be a national title contender. But anything can happen in college football, right? Apparently not.ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit, when asked live on College GameDay, gave Michigan State a “zero percent” chance of beating Michigan on Saturday afternoon. Yikes.What % chance does Michigan State have against Michigan today? Kirk Herbstreit: “Zero.”— Josh Slagter (@JoshSlagter) October 29, 2016Kirk Herbstreit just gave Michigan State a “zero percent” chance of winning. Welp, get ready for a nail biter.— Garrett Fishaw (@MGoFish) October 29, 2016We’re pretty sure that the Spartans already had plenty of locker room material, but if not, this should do it. We’ll see if MSU can make Herbstreit eat his words.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 29: Alabama fans cheer after the Alabama Crimson Tide defeat the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Auburn 36-0. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)One of the top running backs in the 2019 recruiting class has arrived at his decision. He’s headed to the SEC.Keilan Robinson, a four-star running back out of Washington, D.C., has committed to Alabama. He chose the Crimson Tide over Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland and Michigan, among other programs.The 5-foot-9 running back announced his decision on Twitter.“I’m committed….” he tweeted.I’m committed….?@BAnyMeansMedia @colemanayers31 pic.twitter.com/zVD1lzS7db— Keilan Robinson (@krobb__) June 27, 2018Robinson is a product of St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C.The four-star running back is Alabama’s 17th commitment in the 2019 class. The Crimson Tide’s ’19 class is ranked the No. 1 class in the country.Alabama is, once again, loading up.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State football is down in Texas today for a neutral site game against TCU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.Conventional wisdom is that TCU is the de facto home team for this one. The Horned Frogs are from nearby Fort Worth, while Ohio State is making the long trip.There will be plenty of Buckeye faithful at Jerry World though.We’re already getting reports that Ohio State football fans are taking over the Lone Star State for this one.Via Twitter:Shouts out to the Buckeye Nation. There’s been like a million of y’all come through The Star on tours today. It’s almost like y’all are playing a game down here or something ?— David Helman (@HelmanDC) September 14, 2018“O-H” “I-O” call-and-response breaks out as our plane lands in Dallas. If the amount of Ohio State fans I’ve seen in transit today is any indication, there should be plenty at AT&T Stadium tomorrow night.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) September 14, 2018Ohio State vs. TCU is probably the highlight of today’s non-conference slate, and one of the best games overall.The game is tonight’s primetime ABC match-up. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. ET.Ohio State is a 13.5 point favorite in this one.