About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham ace Son welcomes Borussia Dortmund draw: I’ve a few goals against them!by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham ace Heung Min-Son has welcomed their Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.Son has scored eight goals in nine appearances against Dortmund for Hamburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Spurs.”There’s no secret,” he said. “I’ve scored a few times against Dortmund and I just want to help my team-mates again. Without my team-mates, I won’t score against them. I hope to score again!”Son also stated: “The players were talking about who we might draw before training. I had a feeling we’d get Dortmund. I think it’s a good draw. It’s a difficult opponent but I think we can win this game. We have good memories from last season’s Champions League campaign and we will face them with positive energy.”We have to go into the tie with confidence. We have to believe. Remember last season, we played so well (in the last 16) against Juventus but still didn’t qualify for the quarter-finals. We want to make the quarter-finals, semi-finals or even more than that. This is our dream and we have to believe in it.”
Ex-Man Utd winger Thornley: Pogba clash with Alli about revengeby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United midfielder Ben Thornley says Paul Pogba was happy to leave a little bit extra on Tottenham ace Dele Alli during Sunday’s 1-0 win.Pogba clattered his rival in a high and reckless challenge just a few minutes afterwards.Thornley, who started his career at Old Trafford, says Pogba’s out-of-control tackle may not have been wholly accidental.“Everybody saw a couple of weeks ago a similar tackle from Jonjo Shelvey at Newcastle and I said I felt that was a red card,” he told Love Sport Radio.“In commentary, I thought like everybody else without a replay that he had gone to step into Dele Alli to get his body between him and the ball and then turn away.“With the benefit of a replay, I have to say that his foot was high, he did catch him and maybe it was a little bit of a ‘I’m going to get you back’ for the foul that “Maybe he saw it as an opportunity.“He was a little bit more cute than Jonjo Shelvey but still he did know what he was doing.“He managed to get away with just a yellow but I’d be a bit hypocritical to say that it was any different to the one that he was on the receiving end of with Shelvey.“So he can consider himself a little bit lucky.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
RB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland struggling to make Liverpool clashby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRed Bull Salzburg’s star striker Erling Braut Haaland is struggling to be fit for Wednesday’s visit to Liverpool in the Champions League.The 19-year-old frontman has plundered 17 goals in 12 appearance for the Austrian side this term, including a hat-trick in their Group E opener with Genk earlier this month.However, the Norwegian forward is now a doubt for the game with illness, with the club’s sporting director detailing the importance of the next 48 hours.Sppeaking to Viasat, Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund: “The next two days are important. He is checked by a doctor every day.”He’s sick, and we don’t quite know when he will be back. Hopefully over the next few days.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery: Sheffield Utd and Wilder have been amazingby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has been impressed by Premier League new boys Sheffield United.The Gunners meet United on Monday.Emery said, “It really is amazing their performance with the manager and the atmosphere in Sheffield. They are playing a lot of playing who have come up from the Championship and have had good performances since the start of the season. “They’re a difficult team and they have a big motivation playing this season in the Premier League. and giving good performances. With their supporters, they are going to push us a lot but we’re ready and we’re going to prepare for the match as well as possible. “It’s a big challenge in each match and for the three points. We want to give our supporters there a good 90 minutes, and also try to win the game.”
Liverpool forward Mane turns awards snub into positiveby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool winger Sadio Mane is refusing to get worked up about a lack of personal accolades.Mane has been one of the most consistent performers for the Reds in the past 12 to 18 months.But he has not received the same type of press that Mohamed Salah got when he was at the peak of his powers.Mane was the joint top scorer in the Premier League last season, while he has continued that form this term.”As I said before, I do not focus on individual distinctions, the collective results are more important to me,” said the Liverpool forward to reporters.”The choices were made [for the Ballon d’Or]. “I wasn’t chosen, the players in the awards had exceptional seasons, they deserved to be there, I congratulate these players.”I think it’s a strong message for me to work harder.”I accept, it’s hard for me to to say that I deserve to be there, I’m modest enough for that, and the thing is, the choices have been made and I respect them. I will tell you that I deserve to be there but…” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
oklahoma state car crash homecoming paradeUpdate 5: It’s now being reported that four people have died, including a two-year-old.Toddler among four dead in Oklahoma State homecoming parade crash: https://t.co/2MNmSQ6z3U— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) October 25, 2015Update 4: School president Burns Hargis has issued a message to the Oklahoma State community.#OKstate President Burns Hargis with a powerful message pic.twitter.com/JDKe4zy2AD— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 24, 2015Update 3: According to the Stillwater Police Department, a 25-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. They’ve also released her name. More as we learn it.Driver of car in Stillwater has been arrested for DUI, according to Stillwater police. SIGH.— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) October 24, 2015BREAKING: 25 year old female in custody, police say she was driving under the influence. #OKStateHC— Martina Del Bonta (@MartinaFOX23) October 24, 2015BREAKING UPDATE: #StillwaterPD says Adacia Chambers, 25, has been arrested for @OKState Homecoming crash. #FOX23— Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) October 24, 2015Update 2: According to Lacie Lowry of News 9, three people have died after the crash. Another 10 are in critical condition. 27 had to be airlifted to hospitals. Absolutely terrible.UPDATE: 3 dead, 10 critical, 27 airlifted to hospitals after car plows into OSU homecoming crowd. Driver in custody. pic.twitter.com/6ghm9zLqNv— Lacie Lowry (@LacieLowry) October 24, 2015Update: Oklahoma State has issued a statement on the matter. Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic parade incident earlier this morning. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected.— Oklahoma State Univ. (@okstate) October 24, 2015Earlier: We’ve got some terrible news coming out of Stillwater, Oklahoma this afternoon. News On 6 is reporting that two people have died following a car crash during Oklahoma State’s Homecoming Parade Saturday morning. A vehicle reportedly drove directly into the crowd near the end of the parade route.Witnesses tell News On 6 it was terrifying as a car crashed into parade watchers at high speed. The car was not part of the parade but was on Hall of Fame before crashing into crowds on Main Street. A motorcyclist was also reportedly hit.Twitter users have been posting photos of the scene.Pray for Oklahoma State. Car accident during the homecoming parade. pic.twitter.com/EToQ7RTlgl— anthony (@GroganWayne) October 24, 2015#BREAKING #Stillwater police coordinating multiple medical helicopters ambulances multiple injuries @okstate parade pic.twitter.com/CuILzf4oR9— Tiffany Alaniz (@TiffanyAlaniz) October 24, 2015Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of anyone affected by the tragedy.
Krzysztof Piatek marked his first AC Milan start by scoring both goals as AC Milan reached the Coppa Italia semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday.New boy Piatek – signed by the Rossoneri from Genoa to replace the departed Gonzalo Higuain – quickly endeared himself to Milan fans, striking twice in the first half to become an instant hero with the San Siro faithful.The Poland international had made his debut off the bench in the 0-0 draw between the teams last Saturday, yet his finishing abilities made sure there was no repeat of that Serie A stalemate. 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? Both times he capitalised on space available through Napoli’s right channel; his opener was tucked home with finesse when clean through but his second was all about power, a right-footed rocket fizzing past visiting goalkeeper Alex Meret.And so it begins / Il primo gol in rossonero#MilanNapoli 1-0 #CoppaItalia pic.twitter.com/jMAPZRfwXe— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 29, 2019The striker had already slashed an ambitious first-time volley wide before he opened his Milan account 10 minutes into the tie, Diego Laxalt’s hopeful long punt putting his team-mate in the clear.Piatek – who had scored four goals for Genoa in his maiden Coppa Italia appearance, against Lecce in August – kept his cool to convert, opening his body up to bend a right-footed effort beyond Meret.He doubled both his tally and Milan’s lead 17 minutes later, only this time his attempt with the same foot came when he was going away from goal, Piatek cleverly keeping the ball away from Kalidou Koulibaly as he cut inside from Milan’s left before unleashing a drive that flashed into the net.Napoli, in contrast, struggled to create opportunities despite dominating possession. Lorenzo Insigne missed an excellent chance to equalise for the visitors soon after Piatek had broken the deadlock, carelessly sending a first-time effort straight at Gianluigi Donnarumma Alessio Romagnoli’s block denied Arkadiusz Milik tapping home a loose ball following a corner after the break, with Milan holding firm to keep a clean sheet and become the first team through to the last four. What does it mean? Milan continue to be up for the cupLosing finalists in 2016 and 2018, Milan may hope this may be their year in the competition. Piatek’s goals may be the added ingredient they need to lift the trophy for a sixth time, with boss Gennaro Gattuso a member of the team who last did so, back in 2003.Piatek up and running for MilanA reported fee of €35million was needed to bring in Piatek from Genoa, who made a healthy profit on a player they had only signed themselves in June. Still, the 23-year-old may just be the answer to Milan’s scoring problems – they scored just 56 goals in Serie A last season – if he can build on a confidence-boosting brace.Insigne off target as Napoli fall shortFor a second successive season, Napoli’s cup hopes came to an end at the quarter-final stage. Unlike the clinical Piatek, Insigne fluffed his lines in front of goal in the opening half, only locating Donnarumma after a cross had broken kindly into his path.What’s next?Napoli will hope to bounce back from their Coppa exit when they host Sampdoria in Serie A on Saturday, with Milan in action the day after, travelling to take on Roma in a match with top-four ramifications. read more
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has confirmed one person is visible in the video footage of the wreckage of the plane that was carrying Emiliano Sala.Sala and pilot David Ibbotson were the only people on board the plane that disappeared on its way from Nantes to Cardiff on January 21 after the 28-year-old said farewell to his former team-mates upon completing a £15m ($19.8m) transfer to Neil Warnock’s team.The initial hunt for the aircraft was called off later that week, but it picked up again when thousands of people donated to a GoFundMe page set up to raise over €370,000 to fund an underwater search. 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? After seat cushions from the flight washed up on a beach in France last week, the plane was found in the English Channel on Sunday.And the AAIB confirmed the following day that a body has been spotted in early video footage.”Early in the search, the Morven identified an object of interest on the seabed using its side-scan sonar equipment,” a statement read. “It cleared the immediate area for the Geo Ocean III to use its underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to survey the area of the seabed in which the object was located. Based on analysis of ROV video footage, the AAIB investigators on board the vessel concluded that the object is wreckage from the missing Piper Malibu aircraft, registration N264DB.”The ROV carried out a further search of the area overnight, but did not identify any additional pieces of wreckage.”Tragically, in video footage from the ROV, one occupant is visible amidst the wreckage. The AAIB is now considering the next steps, in consultation with the families of the pilot and passenger, and the police.”The image shows the rear left side of the fuselage including part of the aircraft registration.”We intend to publish an interim report within one month of the accident occurring.”Tributes have been flowing in for the striker since his disappearance, with Nantes and Cardiff showing their respect during recent matches, while stars like Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero joined the calls for authorities to keep looking for his plane. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Uncle Lou/YouTubeA Georgia fan broke his TV celebrating a go-ahead touchdown in the final seconds of the Bulldogs game against Tennessee.For one Georgia fan, Saturday afternoon was defined by the highest of highs, followed by the lowest of lows. Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason tossed a go-ahead touchdown with just 10 seconds left in the game. Elation. Joy. Victory. These are the only thoughts that occupied the head of this Georgia fan.The fan, known as Uncle Lou, jumped for joy, screamed, and then proceeded to kiss his TV, breaking it in the process. Uncle Lou then spent the final moments of the game repairing said TV, only to witness the agony of what lie ahead.Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs dropped back, fired a missile into the end zone and found Jauan Jennings for the 43-yard game-winning touchdown.Here is Unlce Lou’s reaction to the joys of winning, followed by the agony of defeat.Georgia opened the season with three straight wins, but has dropped two in a row to SEC opponents. The Bulldogs face the South Carolina Gamecocks in another SEC contest on October 8.
The Frank Lampard era at Chelsea gets underway on Wednesday with a friendly against Irish side Bohemians.The Blues will play the first of seven exhibition matches this summer at Dalymount Park before wrestling with St Patrick’s Athletic on Saturday.Lampard will be eager to get his reign off to a positive start against the club that finished sixth in the 2018 League of Ireland Premier Division and currently sit third in the 2019 standings. 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 With a fragmented squad and against opponents determined to catch the eye, it promises to be no easy task. Game Bohemians vs Chelsea Date Wednesday, July 10 Time 7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be streamed via chelseafc.com or The 5th Stand app. US TV channel Online stream n/a chelseafc.com / The 5th Stand In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be streamed via chelseafc.com. UK TV channel Online stream n/a chelseafc.com / The 5th Stand Squads & Team News Position Bohemians squad Goalkeepers Talbot, Corbert Defenders Kirk, Adigun, M. Byrne, Finnerty, Pender, Leahy, McCourt, Cornwall, Lyons, Barker, Wade-Slater Midfielders Allardice, Ward, Thornton, Levingston, Buckley, Mandriou Forwards Graydon, Magerusan, Marishta, Devaney, Omochere, Corcoran, Grant, S. Byrne, Swan Michael Barker, Aaron Barry, Rob Cornwall, Danny Grant, Kevin Devaney, Dinny Corcoran and Cristian Magerusan all missed last Friday’s match with Cork. Keith Buckley and Danny Mandriou are fit. Position Chelsea squad Goalkeepers Kepa, Caballero, Cumming Defenders Azpilicueta, Zappacosta, Zouma, Ampadu, Alonso, Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson, Tomori, Chalobah, Sterling, Guehi, Maatsen Midfielders Kovacic, Kante, Jorginho, Drinkwater, Barkley, Bakayoko, Kenedy, Mount, Brown, Baker, Palmer, Gallagher, Gimour Forwards Pedro, Batshuayi, Giroud, Abraham, Piazon, Ugbo Although players have been joining the Chelsea squad in dribs and drabs, Frank Lampard is expected to only use members of Friday’s initial travelling party, including Academy players Billy Gilmour and Conor Gallagher.Kurt Zouma and Tiemoue Bakayoko, who are back at the club after loans, may well play some role, while Willy Caballero, Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro are also available.Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Antonio Rudiger are injured.Betting & Match Odds Chelsea are naturally red-hot favourites and can be backed at 1/33 with Bet365. A draw is priced at 12/1, while a Bohemians win is on offer at 20/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Frank Lampard only became Chelsea manager officially on July 4 but has already had to deal with the complexities of pre-season at a big club. Training began on Friday but players are set to return in waves due to their involvement in international competitions around the globe.Notably, Willian was part of the Brazil squad that won the Copa America, while January arrival Christian Pulisic, who is effectively a new signing as he was loaned back to Borussia Dortmund upon signing, was with the USA as they lost out in the Gold Cup final.A transfer ban, however, is the greatest of Lampard’s problems and is set to see him turn to youth at various points this season. He is, therefore, bound to experiment with a number of academy players throughout pre-season, including Wednesday’s match against Bohemians.The new boss has made light of the situation.“The bonus is I’ll have quite a calm July,” he said. “If I came into a squad I felt was short that would be a huge problem, I don’t think it is.“I know we’ve got a good squad and a lot of really good young talent. That’s certainly becomes a big focus of the year. First is to be competitive, but second, can we put some faith in the young players and see if they can get into the first team and show what they can do.“I have spoken about it and I will make it very clear going in that the door is open if you prove that you are good enough, but I do think the motivation should be there. Hopefully, that will be a nice way to start the season, talk to the young lads and if they have had a foot in the first-team or not they should use that.“The reality is we should be competing no matter what and my job is to try and find a balance between the players that think they are in the first-team squad and the players breaking through.”That balance will be found in pre-season matches such as this against the Irishmen, who have drawn their two most recent League of Ireland fixtures 0-0 against Derry and Cork.The hosts will want to make this as competitive and as difficult an introduction to the Blues dugout as possible for the new manager, though their own boss Keith Long recently hit out at the fixture schedule, which he claimed lacked respect for players.With an injury-hit squad and still a great deal to play for heading into the closing weeks of the Irish season, Bohs will have to juggle exerting themselves in this match and impressing when it really matters.