Gilberto Silva: Fred will fight for Man Utd placeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Fred is not looking to leave the club.The Brazilian has struggled to claim a regular place since arriving for a big fee from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer.But with manager Jose Mourinho gone, his agent Gilberto Silva believes that Fred will keep fighting for his place. He has only started six Premier League games this season.”The fact that he is not playing makes him anxious, but what I say to him is that he must keep working hard on a daily basis, he should be patient because the club is going through a delicate moment,” the former Arsenal midfielder told The Telegraph.”Many things have happened to him in six months. A new lifestyle, a different league and a historic club with the grandeur of United that are going under a lot of pressure. Perhaps this pressure impacts on him as well. In spite all of that, he sees everything as a learning process.”But there is no chance of him leaving United. He has a five-year contract. It is not because the first six months were not good enough that he is willing to leave – or even after one year. Obviously when you don’t play too much it is worrying because you want to show your quality.”Although from the outside view it seems there is tension regarding him not playing that much, his work on a daily basis has been good.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Cardiff boss Warnock explains his fury against Liverpool and Clyneby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock has explained his furious blast at Liverpool and Nathaniel Clyne after they sent him on-loan to Bournemouth.Warnock claimed he was “promised” the right-back on loan by the Reds, but his attitude over Clyne has softened in the week after the shock FA Cup defeat to Gillingham.”I know I got criticised for saying that about Liverpool and Clyne, but all I needed was a phone call to say he is going to Bournemouth,” Warnock said.”If I had a choice of going to Bournemouth and Cardiff, I’d snap their hand off to work for the manager (Eddie Howe) there.”I don’t blame Nathaniel for going there at all, they are a great club and they are established.”You can’t blame the fans (for wanting signings), but all of us have to be patient. If nothing happens, so what? I won’t be losing any sleep with the squad I’ve got.”We’ve done it before and we’ve had a great time. I’ve got to give them a team that’s got to scrap and get enough points to stay up. They can help me with that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno expects test against Crystal Palaceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno expects a major test against Crystal Palace.The Eagles are 12th in the Premier League and will be looking to respond from a 4-0 defeat against Tottenham.”Crystal Palace is a team which has been playing with each other for a while now,” said Nuno.”They have a lot of complicities between them, good players like Zaha, Townsend, good midfielders in a stadium that is tough to play in, but we have to go there and challenge ourselves.”
Former PSG defensive midfielder Thiago Motta: Don’t compare Idrissa Gueye with meby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer PSG defensive midfielder Thiago Motta has hailed the impact of summer arrival Idrissa Gueye.The midfielder has been outstanding since his arrival from Everton.Motta told Canal Football Club: “He is not my successor. I think he’s a very good player, he just has to be himself and he can give Marco Verratti this support, give him a little more freedom. “He is a recovery player, but he has a good pass too, he is well positioned on the field, he is very intelligent. He has everything to play well at Paris Saint Germain.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Update: Arkansas eventually scored on the possession and converted the two-point attempt to win 53-52. Insane endings are becoming routine in college football. Earlier: Arkansas and Ole Miss are involved in a wild one in Oxford right now. The Rebels jumped ahead 52-45 in overtime on a Chad Kelly touchdown run, and then forced the Razorbacks into a 4th-and-25 scenario on their possession.And then this happened.This is how Arkansas crazily converted 4th and 25 in OT. What a lateral! pic.twitter.com/ylALEACWe8— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) November 8, 2015Yes, you saw that correctly. Hunter Henry’s wild lateral landed in the hands of running back Alex Collins, who dashed for the first down. Collins fumbled at the end of the play, but the Razorbacks recovered.Week in and week out, college football is incredible.
Kirk Herbstreit is walking back his since-deleted tweet that led to him being called out by a fellow ESPN reporter.Earlier today, Herbstreit reacted to the news of the NCAA finding no violations from Michigan State’s football and basketball programs in regards to the Larry Nassar scandal. Herbstreit has since deleted the tweet.“Can’t wait to watch, read, and listen to ALL the follow up stories from the same folks that had @MSU_Basketball and @MSU_Football Guilty Until Proven Innocent. Is that one reporter that followed Coach Izzo around at post game pressers gonna chase him down now?!?” he said.That one reporter was from ESPN’s Outside The Lines. Herbstreit’s tweet drew the ire of OTL producer/reporter Nicole Noren.Noren called Herbstreit out. You can see her response below.Thanks Kirk. We also look forward to the follow-up stories we’re working on about holding education officials accountable in regards to reports of violence against women. p.s. https://t.co/CnU3Dt5181— nicole noren (@nicole_noren) August 30, 2018After his original tweet drew criticism from Noren and others on Twitter, Herbstreit issued an apology.“I’ve seen some strong reactions to my now deleted tweet about MSU,” Herbstreit wrote. “I apologize for the unnecessary dig at the reporters who worked hard on an important story.”I’ve seen some strong reactions to my now deleted tweet about MSU. I apologize for the unnecessary dig at the reporters who worked hard on an important story.— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 30, 2018The entire process was pretty civil by all parties. Herbstreit understandably regrets calling out reporters from his own company, so it’s not surprising he apologized.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to throw a pass in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ohio State fans have a lot to be excited about heading into this afternoon’s game against Tulane at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.Of course, Buckeye Nation is pumped about the return of Urban Meyer. The Buckeyes’ head coach is back after serving a three-game suspension.Meyer will be on the sideline today for the first time this season. He’s eager to get back to football.That’s not the only thing that has Ohio State fans excited today, though.It’s finally football weather in Columbus, Ohio. Temperatures are expected to be in the low-to-mid 60s at kickoff this afternoon.This has Dwayne Haskins excited, too.Ohio State’s quarterback is pumped that fall has arrived.Tis fall szn ?— Dwayne Haskins, Jr? (@dh_simba7) September 22, 2018We’re excited about that as well, Dwayne.Ohio State and Tulane are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on BTN.
CLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after a ruling on the field during their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Clemson escaped this afternoon with a 27-23 comeback victory over Syracuse. The third-ranked Tigers had to overcome a 10-point fourth quarter deficit and the loss of quarterback Trevor Lawrence.Lawrence exited the game in the first half after a big hit. He did not return due to concussion-like symptoms.Kelly Bryant, who began the season as Clemson’s starter, announced his transfer from the program on Wednesday. He technically could still return to the team since he hasn’t withdrawn from school, but the odds of that might be slim.Third-sting quarterback Chase Brice came in and helped the Tigers win today, but Clemson is obviously hoping Lawrence can return soon. One thing is for sure though, Dabo Swinney is tired of talking about Bryant and the possibility of him returning.After the game, he was asked again about it, and gave the following response.“I have no idea, and I’m not talking about anything about Kelly,” Swinney said. “I’m just gonna talk about our team. I’ve addressed everything I’m going to address to Kelly. Wish him all the best, and we’re moving on.”Dabo is done answering questions about Kelly Bryant: pic.twitter.com/TEvF47rn6c— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 29, 2018Bryant transferred when he did so he could still redshirt the season and maintain eligibility for next year.If he returned to the team and played in one more game this season, his eligibility would be up.
ORLANDO, FL – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers (L) and Cole Stoudt #18 of the Clemson Tigers celebrate as Stoudt is awarded MVP following the Russell Athletic Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl on December 29, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The Clemson Tigers defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 40-6. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)Clemson football is bringing in a big class for 2019, with 26 players signing with the Tigers on Wednesday. Most of those guys will be on campus very soon.Dabo Swinney was very excited about the group, when speaking to the media on Wednesday.Clemson’s 2019 class is ranked at the top of the ACC, and No. 7 overall for the cycle.Dabo Swinney announced that 16 of the 26 Clemson football signees will be enrolling early.That would be a high mark for the program, which comes as no surprise. Just a few years ago, it was rare for most teams to bring in more than a handful of early enrollees.Now, well more than half of Clemson’s 2019 class will be on campus for the spring semester, and spring football.From the Independent Mail:“It never ends,” Swinney said. “You’ve got guys going out the door and guys coming in the door.”Swinney announced an early Signing Day class of 26 players who signed National Letters of Intent, including 16 of whom plan to be early enrollees in January, which would be an all-time high for the program.“This is one of these days that each and every year the program is measured by,” Swinney said. “We definitely feel like we got better, for sure. For me it’s always exciting when a guy chooses to come to Clemson. These guys all had many, many opportunities. I appreciate all of them for believing in us.”Overall, it is the biggest class that Clemson has had since 2011, when the Tigers brought in 29 players. Of course, this class might not be done yet.National Signing Day isn’t until February, and after some Tigers make NFL Draft decisions, there’s a possibility of Clemson having a few more scholarships to fill.[Independent Mail]