Puel tightlipped on Leicester job pressure after Chelsea shockby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel refused to discuss his position after victory at Chelsea.Puel was under scrutiny prior to the match, with reports suggesting the Foxes manager might be fighting for his job over the festive period.”I have nothing to justify,” Puel said. “I am the manager of my team and try always to do my best to get the right balance to protect some players, get the best out of other players, and put a team on the pitch with the ability to win the game.”Asked if the players’ performance at Stamford Bridge showed he had their support, Puel said: “I have no comment about this.”I made my work. It’s not all the time easy. But, all the time, it’s important to analyse the games and not just to look at the ranking in the table.”If we analyse it since the beginning of the season, we’ve had fantastic games and performances sometimes without consistency.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Carragher adamant they can win leagueby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Jamie Carragher is convinced his old club can win the Premier League title this season.Carragher told Sky Sports that they are now looking like champions in the making.”City, in the last 18 months, have just gone away from everyone,” he said. “There was no real challenge last season. It felt like the season was over at this stage last season.”The fact Liverpool are with them now it maybe asks questions of this Man City side that we haven’t seen before.”I’m sure they’ll answer them, I’m not questioning them in that way, but I think it’s nice we have someone chasing this City side.”This City side is a special side, and I think over the next four or five years we will be speaking about a special team in this Premier League era. But could a side win the league three or four years on the bounce?”The great Manchester United sides found that difficult. There’s always someone who wins the league out of nowhere. Could this be the season when someone else actually wins it, and could it be Liverpool.”Liverpool can win the league.”
Sevilla forward Luis Muriel happy to make Fiorentina loan moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla forward Luis Muriel is happy to have made a loan move to Fiorentina.Muriel is joining the Viola on-loan to the end of the season.“I am very happy to be here,” Muriel told reporters as he arrived for a loan move with option to buy.“I had already spoken to Fiorentina and gave my word to them some time ago, so now I am here. I am really eager and cannot wait to get started.“Returning to Serie A is very important to me, as I know this style of football well. I can’t wait to get out there and start proving myself.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth chief Blake welcomes Clyne dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth chief Neill Blake has welcomed their deal for Nathaniel Clyne from Liverpool.The England international right-back will remain at Vitality Stadium until the end of the 2018/19 season and is eligible for Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie against Brighton & Hove Albion.Blake said: “When a player of Nathaniel’s quality and experience became available we had to act quickly, and I’m delighted that he will be with us until the end of the season.“With Adam Smith and Simon Francis suffering injuries in recent weeks, it was imperative to strengthen the right-back area, and Nathaniel is a great fit for our squad in terms of his character and style of play.“I am looking forward to seeing him pull on an AFC Bournemouth shirt and am confident that he can help us build on a record-breaking first half of the season.
Arsenal defender Sokratis apologises for Watford errorby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Sokratis has apologised for his mistake in Sunday’s draw with Watford.With the Gunners up 2-0, the Greek defender had his pass intercepted by Gerard Deulofeu which lead to Tom Cleverley getting Watford back in the game.”Today’s result is not good for us,” said the 31-year-old on Twitter.”I feel responsible for this result, so I would like to apologise to all of you. I don’t like to hide, and I will keep working hard in order to achieve our goals.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd defender Harry Maguire won’t change his styleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Harry Maguire says his style fits well with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s system.Maguire will not be changing is his willingness to bring the ball out from the back and link play with the midfield and forwards.”I definitely feel like it’s the modern game, bringing it out from the back and it’s something I do thrive on,” Maguire told United Review.”I want to step in and help the team going forward by starting attacks well and threading balls through the lines, to try and get people on the half-turn to play forward.”I think it’s a big part of the game now, for centre-backs not just to defend, but to have a big part in keeping the ball, controlling the game and starting attacks.”My game will improve the more I know my team-mates and the more I experience I have of playing with them, the position they take up, the way they want to receive the ball and the areas in which I receive the ball so I know where my team-mates will be without having to look and try to find them.”It will improve and I’m sure I’ll improve throughout the season, playing with my team-mates more and improving my relationship with Vic (Victor Lindelof). We will improve as a team as well and we’ve got to improve.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Anderlecht player-manager Kompany interested in Bristol City defender Williamsby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAnderlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany is interested in signing veteran defender Ashley Williams.Kompany is eyeing the veteran to bolster his struggling side, according to reports.The former Manchester City captain has overseen just one win this season with his side already 14 points behind leaders Club Brugge.The Sun says the 33-year-old is eyeing up a swoop for current Bristol City defender Williams when his contract ends in January. Williams left Everton at the end of last season.
Barcelona coach Valverde worried about feud between Spanish FA and LaLigaby Carlos Volcano3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admits he’s concerned the feud between the Spanish FA and LaLiga will be damaging.No agreement has been reached between the two governing bodies on the new date of El Clasico between the Blaugrana and Real Madrid, which was postponed due to the unrest in the Catalan capital, although it was initially scheduled for October 26.”I would like common sense to prevail,” Valverde told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday evening.”Espanyol’s game against Villarreal was played and that of the following week was suspended.”We must trust that Catalan society is fine and it would be a demonstration of maturity on everyone’s part.”I wouldn’t like the internal wars between the federation and LaLiga to affect us.”I would have liked to play [El Clasico] and give everything a normal feel.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
The Ohio State men’s basketball team fell on the road to Iowa Saturday afternoon, 76-67. Buckeyes’ freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, as he’s done basically all season, shined in defeat. Russell, a projected top-10 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, totaled 27 points, 14 rebounds and two assists against the Hawkeyes. He deserved at least three assists, though. Check out this ridiculous one-handed bounce pass Russell threw in the first half:That’s an NBA-caliber feed from a future NBA player. With the loss, Ohio State falls to 14-5, 3-3 in the Big Ten, while Iowa improved to 13-5, 4-1 in the conference.
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