TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Man Utd return of Dempsey takes Kongsvinger chiefs by surpriseby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMark Dempsey returns to Manchester United with a long management cv.While best known as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s assistant coach at Molde and Cardiff City, Dempsey has also struck out on his own as a manager in his own right.Former Manchester United midfielder Dempsey, 54, took charge of Haugesund in 2015 and a year later was head coach of Sweden’s Djurgården.Last year, Dempsey then moved to Start in Norway, but was sacked ten games into the season.And this term, he was manager of Kongsvinger before moving back to England in October after being granted ‘sick leave’. News that he has rejoined United’s coaching staff has surprised Kongsvinger directors.However, it’s understood his contract was mutually terminated after Dempsey chose to return to England.
Month: October 2019
Man City still have development plans for Marlos Morenoby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City aren’t writing off Marlos Moreno.City have decided against loaning forgotten winger Moreno to Turkish Super Lig outfit Sivasspor for the second half of the season.Fanatik says a deal was agreed between the club and player, but City want to loan him to a Brazilian side.Sivasspor are now looking at alternative options.Moreno was previously at Flamengo, but after scoring just one goal was left out of their pre-season training squad. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Brighton defender Duffy: I needed Man City omissionby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveShane Duffy admits he deserved to be dropped for Brighton’s loss to Manchester City.Albion boss Graham Potter has Duffy, Dan Burn, Adam Webster and Leon Balogun competing for a place alongside skipper Lewis Dunk.Duffy said: “Webby is a good player and Dan has been brilliant so I understood it.”I probably didn’t perform to where their levels are this year so it’s one of them – a kick up the a… and get back at it.”It’s not about me, it’s about this team and this club and I got behind the lads.”I felt I am good enough to get back in the team so keep pushing and the manager has been good with me.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Tottenham defender Alderweireld denies dressing room unrestby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has denied any unrest in the dressing room.Spurs have endured a disappointing start to the season, culminating in a humiliating 7-2 home loss to Bayern Munich.The Champions League group stage defeat has prompted much soul searching among the playing staff.But Alderweireld denies any unrest among the players that could have led to a drop in performance.”Sometimes you’re up there and sometimes you’re in the corner where you get slapped,” the Belgian said to reporters. “But you have to fight a way out of the corner. And that’s the moment we’re in now.”Everybody cares, and we’ve been in difficult situations before and every time we come out, and this is very difficult, but like I said, we will come out of it.”It’s important to know what is the reality and how everybody’s committed to the club – and it’s a shame sometimes people don’t see how much effort we as players put in this club. We are having our commitment questioned. But it is nothing to do with this. You know, nothing, nothing.”I think sometimes it’s a shame that nobody can see the work ethic everybody brings to this club. Everybody’s hungry and wants to work hard.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Former Watford defender Joel Ekstrand retiresby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Watford defender Joel Ekstrand has retired from football at the age of 30.He has decided to call time on his playing career after his contract was terminated with AIK.The Swedish international made 90 appearances for the Hornets between 2012 and 2016 after initially arriving on loan from Udinese as one of the first of the Pozzo loanees.He was released from the club in June 2016 and almost went on to sign for Leeds United, before the club pulled out of the deal following a medical. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal concerned by Eddie Nketiah treatment at Leedsby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are weighing up cutting short the loan of Eddie Nketiah at Leeds United.The Sun says the Gunners are considering cutting Nketiah’s loan spell at Leeds short amid concerns over his playing time.The 20-year-old is yet to play 90 minutes in the Championship for Leeds this season with Patrick Bamford currently Marcelo Bielsa’s preferred option.Nketiah has managed four goals in eight games for the club despite being restricted to substitute and cup appearances, and now faces an uncertain future at Elland Road.Bristol City will be offered a second chance to sign Nketiah, having missed out on his signing in the summer, should Arsenal decide to terminate his loan at Leeds.Arsenal have the option to recall the striker in January and will activate the clause if Leeds continue to deprive him of regular first-team action.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan strike terms with Man Utd target Mandzukicby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United face fresh competition for Juventus veteran Mario Mandzukic.While they haggle over personal terms with the striker, AC Milan have settled on contract with the player.Mandzukic is also interesting Inter Milan, however they can’t offer first-choice status -something which Milan and United can.For the moment, Mandzukic is keeping his options open.However, staying in Italy would suit the veteran.
duke basketball blue devilsWe’re just over 24 hours from tipoff of the national championship game, which will feature a pair of 1-seeds in Wisconsin and Duke. The Badgers shocked the world Saturday, taking down overall No. 1 seed Kentucky, which had previously been undefeated on the season. The Blue Devils had an easier task, but looked dominant against 7-seed Michigan State. Still, the game is considered by many casinos to be a toss-up – meaning there is no line. It’s that close.Campus Insiders has put together a quick one-minute hype video to help get fans excited for the contest. Enjoy – this will be the last game of the 2014-2015 men’s college basketball season.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 23: The Penn State Nittany Lion prepares to usher the Blue Band onto the field as the Lion celebrated his 100th birthday in front of a home coming crowd of 108,062 as the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Penn State 6-4 during NCAA football at Beaver Stadium on October 23, 2004 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Penn State’s football program has a new locker room.The Nittany Lions unveiled their new locker room to their players this evening.It was lit.Aaaaand we’re in! pic.twitter.com/FbIdo8yJAO— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) August 4, 2016Here’s more of the locker room.HUGE THANK U to Pres. Barron @penn_state and @SandyB_PSUAD for the most LIT locker room I’ve seen in my life!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/POwUg4dFq5— Jason Cabinda (@jasoncabinda) August 4, 2016New locker room! Awesome! Thank you to President Barron, @SandyB_PSUAD and countless of donors for this locker room! pic.twitter.com/OCunYQ8yPB— Steven Gonzalez (@StevenG511) August 4, 2016The Nittany Lions open their 2016 season Sept. 3 against Kent State.
Mexico continued their flawless run under Gerardo Martino after overcoming Canada 3-1 at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.Canada impressed in Denver but Mexico’s class was telling as an Andres Guardado brace and Roberto Alvarado strike led Martino’s men to back-to-back Group A wins.Alvarado smashed home the opener in the 40th minute before Guardado – a first-half replacement for injured team-mate Erick Gutierrez – made it 2-0 with a stunning long-range effort nine minutes into the second half on Wednesday. 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? Lucas Cavallini gave Canada some hope with 15 minutes remaining, however, Guardado’s second two minutes later sealed a sixth successive victory for Mexico.Our with a banger! #PasiónyOrgullo | #FMFporNuestroFútbol | #GoldCup2019 pic.twitter.com/nN1N1uKHJG— Mexican National Team (@miseleccionmxEN) June 20, 2019Canada – without a win against Mexico since their extra-time victory at the 2000 Gold Cup – frustrated the seven-time champions for much of the opening period.Canada – who eased past Martinique 4-0 in their first match – were well organised but they almost came unstuck when Jonathan dos Santos blazed a fierce volley over the crossbar.Mexico did make the breakthrough five minutes prior to half-time after Canada failed to deal with a cross as Raul Jimenez’s reflex shot was well saved but the ball fell to the feet of Alvarado and he emphatically converted the rebound.Canada almost restored parity minutes later via Cavallini, who outmuscled and outran his opponent and forced a save from Guillermo Ochoa.Relatively quiet in the first half, Bayern Munich sensation Alphonso Davies went agonisingly close to equalising for Canada after ghosting beyond two defenders and seeing his shot flash just wide of the back post.However, Mexico went up the other end and doubled their lead in the 54th minute when a loose clearance went straight to Guardado, who hit an unstoppable shot past Milan Borjan.Canada refused to surrender as Jonathan Osorio went close twice and their effort was rewarded after Cavallini bundled home a goal with 15 minutes remaining. However, their hopes were dashed within minutes as Guardado completed his brace. What does it mean? El Tri flying under TataAfter leading Atlanta United to a memorable MLS title, former Argentina and Barcelona boss Martino is thriving on the international stage. Mexico have beaten Chile, Paraguay, Venezuela, Ecuador, Cuba and Canada, and they are on track for their first Gold Cup title since 2015.Mexico lose GutierrezGuardado came off the bench and scored twice to lead his nation to another win but it came after an injury to Gutierrez. The PSV midfielder appeared to suffer a hamstring injury and Mexico will be sweating on his fitness heading into the knockout rounds.Future bright for CanadaCanada left emptyhanded but there was a lot to like about John Herdman’s men. They were decent in possession and a threat in attack thanks to Cavallini, Davies and Osorio.What’s next?Mexico will look to preserve their 100 per cent record when they meet Martinique on Sunday, while Canada can bounce back against Cuba on the same day. read more