About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Pellegrini delighted as ten-man West Ham draw with Aston Villaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManuel Pellegrini was pleased with West Ham United’s display with 10-men in Monday’s goalless draw with Aston Villa. The Hammers were left a man down when Arhtur Masuaku was shown his second yellow card with 23 minutes remaining.West Ham continued to push for a winner despite the numerical disadvantage, which impressed their manager.”I think that we gave a good performance, first because we came here and from the first minute of the game until the last minute we tried to win,” he said.”After that, with ten men, we continued trying to have the ball, and trying to have the opportunity to win the game. We didn’t just defend so I’m very happy with a lot of things tonight.”I don’t know if we played better with ten men, but the important thing was that it didn’t seem we had ten players. “We worked very well in defending, we had the personality to come here and try to win from the first minute.”We couldn’t do that, but with ten men it’s a good result.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham midfielder Declan Rice targets top 6by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham midfielder Declan Rice feels they can push for a top six finish.Rice was speaking after their 0-0 draw with Aston Villa.He said, “If you look at the players we’ve got, without a doubt we should be pushing for top six, like Wolves did so well last season.“Last season, we were going to teams like Wolves and Cardiff and we were losing and that’s what let us down, but this season we’ve started well and we could have gone third, and that was what was in all of our minds.“We’re on eight points and that’s five points better than we had after five games last season, so we see it all as a positive.”
Sheffield Utd manager Chris Wilder: A ridiculous winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United won away for the first time on their return to the Premier League at Everton.A Yerry Mina own goal and a late Lys Mousset strike condemned Everton to defeat at Goodison Park.Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder said afterwards: “We’re delighted. It was just a ridiculous game. That’s possibly the worst we’ve played all season. We didn’t play anything like our best today but managed to win the game.”Everton put a lot of balls in our box, which opened us up a bit in the first half. Out of possession we were really good. The goalkeeper and our three defenders did really well. I think they had a million corners today.”We rode our luck a little bit – we certainly didn’t have any last week. Everybody says that to stay in the Premier League, your home form has to be spot on. We’ve reversed that thought process.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool boss Klopp hails Milner as ‘man on fire’by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed James Milner as a “man on fire”.The 33-year-old scored the opener in Wednesday’s 2-1 Carabao Cup win over MK Dons.”This man is on fire, that’s how it is,” said the Reds boss. “He helps a lot and he is a real model for the young players.”If he could play every day, Millie would be like this every day, so that is brilliant.”We could have done better in that final period but we started well as a team but then we got a bit stiff.”We had to force the goal and then you saw Millie (score). The team lacked rhythm and experience and the player with the most rhythm and experience was the best player on the pitch. It was pretty obvious.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ex-Brighton boss Hughton turns down Stokeby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Brighton boss Chris Hughton has turned down Stoke City.The Potters have begun the search for Nathan Jones’ replacement.Stoke are sacking Jones because of his disastrous nine-month reign and they are bottom of the Championship with just two points.The axe could fall today and the Potters’ hierarchy were keen to try and line up a successor before they dismissed Jones.They approached Hughton, who has been out of work since being sacked by Brighton at the end of last season, but the former Newcastle boss wants to wait in the hope of landing another Premier League job, says the Mirror.Hughton’s refusal is the only reason why Jones is still at his post and he has been a dead man walking since last week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
PSG coach Tuchel insists Cavani a required playerby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG manager Thomas Tuchel insists Edinson Cavani is an important player for the club.Inter Milan and Manchester United are interested in the singing the Uruguayan, who will be a free agent at the end of this season.Tuchel said: “It’s too soon to speak about such things. I’m sure Edi is speaking with the club. He knows it’s his club.'”I don’t know Edi’s ideas exactly at the moment. I count 100 per cent on Edi this season. He’s been missing for several weeks and the main thing for me is to push Edi on the pitch, so we’ve got a fit and in-form Edinson Cavani. “He’s got the most goals for the club. Edi is very important,” Tuchel continued. “He’s in the group of five players I always speak with, to have an opinion from them on all things. He’s important in the dressing room and on the pitch.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Warnock thinks Liverpool captain Henderson misses out in Klopp midfieldby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveEx-Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock believes captain Jordan Henderson could be dropped for Sunday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.Warnock thinks the trio of Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain provides the perfect in midfield for Jurgen Klopp.He has told BBC Sport: “It feels like there are midfield places up for grabs in this Liverpool side, more so than any other department. Klopp has to decide who best complements each other.”In their next game, at home to Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday, who he picks might also depend on how he thinks Spurs will line up.”If Tottenham play in a 3-5-2 shape then Klopp will want someone in midfield who can get between their lines to cause problems. You would think that someone would be Oxlade-Chamberlain – especially given the form he is in.”I would expect [Georginio] Wijnaldum to come back into the team too and with Fabinho cemented in the side, that would mean no place for Liverpool’s captain, Henderson.”That would not be a message that Henderson is out of favour, though. Far from it.”When you are part of a squad at a club like Liverpool or City, you have to understand that the team is being picked to win a specific game, and if you are left out it is nothing personal.”All of Liverpool’s midfielders are going to have a part to play in the next few weeks, especially if Klopp decides to rest some of them in certain games – but I would urge caution there.”Liverpool’s next game in Champions League Group E is at home to Genk on Tuesday 5 November, before they play champions Manchester City at Anfield five days later.”There will be plenty of people who will want Klopp to put out a weakened team against the Belgians, but my mind-set would be not to take any chances.”If I were a Liverpool player, I would want to go into the City game feeling sharp and I would not want a week off beforehand.”
Dakari Johnson Thank You KentuckyThursday, seven players from Kentucky’s 2014-2015 squad – Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Devin Booker, Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson and Trey Lyles – all announced their decisions to turn professional this June. After the announcement – which you can see a clip of here – a number of them have taken to social media to thank Wildcats fans for their support during their stays in Lexington.Check out the posts from Booker, Johnson, Lyles and Aaron Harrison.Thank you #BBN pic.twitter.com/ajDQEmNyH5— Dakari Johnson (@SafariDakari44) April 9, 2015Thank You! pic.twitter.com/McbXHeV0yM— Trey Lyles (@TreyMambaLyles) April 9, 2015#BBN for life https://t.co/i1c7mUzTPa— Aaron Harrison (@AaronICE2) April 9, 2015BBN, it’s been a privilege to put on the UK jersey for you this season. You have made me one of your own and I’ll never forget my time here.— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) April 9, 2015To my brothers and coaches, no one can ever take away what we accomplished this year. Though things didn’t end like we wanted, we made— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) April 9, 2015history. I feel like it’s time for me to take that next step, but know I’ll treasure my time here forever. #BBN, you’re the best. #Reload— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) April 9, 2015If all seven players are taken in June’s NBA Draft, Kentucky will set a record for number of players drafted from one team.
LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 07: A cheerleader for the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates a score against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)It appears that ABC is experimenting with a new camera angle for tonight’s Ohio State-Wisconsin game in primetime.Judging at home, it appeared to be slightly more diagonal at times while also a little bit more zoomed in. It is definitely different from the norm.Nick Bosa with a huge sack on 3rd down for Ohio State. pic.twitter.com/20FvCGeWlc— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 16, 2016The early reviews for it are not good. People on Twitter have been crushing the new look in the early part of the game.Hey @ABCNetwork change the camera angle back to normal for the #OSUvsWIS game— Austin Brewer (@A_Brewcrew) October 16, 2016@abc wtf is this camera angle? This is not how I want to be watching Saturday night football. pic.twitter.com/p5CgSg3Z7P— Stephen Robinson (@ReveStobinson) October 16, 2016Is it just me or is the camera angle in the Ohio State vs. Wisconsin game kind of strange?? Low maybe? pic.twitter.com/Fn4Okt6Yd5— Doug Samuels (@CoachSamz) October 16, 2016@ABCNetwork your camera angle for the Wisconsin/Ohio St. game is horrible.— Colonel T Royale ✝️?? (@Kydem22) October 16, 2016Can we lose the Grant Theft Auto experimental camera angle bullshit— Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) October 16, 2016The camera angle ABC’s using for Ohio State-Wisconsin is the lowest, closest I’ve ever seen in a football game.— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) October 16, 2016@ABC change your camera angle. It’s god awful. #OSUvsWIS— Daddy (@b_crist00) October 16, 2016FIX THE CAMERA ANGLE @ABC #OSUvsWIS— Josh Hasting (@MakeHast) October 16, 2016If we lose I’m blaming the camera angle— Keith M. Hellebrand (@KHellebrand) October 16, 2016The main TV camera angle at Camp Randall is AWFUL.— Shea Carr (@Shea_Carr) October 16, 2016Anybody else think this OSU-Wisconsin camera angle is weird?— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) October 16, 2016Why they got this booty ass view for the Buckeyes camera angle????— Kaleb Clemens (@KalebClemens) October 16, 2016Wut is this camera angle— Jakob with a K (@JakobHussey23) October 16, 2016Trust us, there are many, many more where those came from. It isn’t uncommon for fans at home to let their voices be heard if they don’t like a certain aspect of the broadcast. Anyone else remember the glare at the Final Four in Houston back in April?Anyway, looking past the camera angle and at actual on-field action, Wisconsin fans have to be encouraged by their team’s start. The Badgers have stymied Ohio State’s explosive offense early and lead 10-0 on a 46-yard field goal by replacement kicker Andrew Endicott and an Alex Hornibrook TD pass.The Buckeyes have won the last four meetings between the schools, dating back to 2011. Included in that quartet of victories was a 59-0 demolition job at the 2014 Big Ten Championship Game.However, Wisconsin has knocked off an undefeated Ohio State team at Camp Randall in 2003 and 2010. Maybe history will repeat itself tonight.If it does, Badger fans will enjoy watching it from any angle.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)Iowa is breaking out everything it has against Penn State at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania this afternoon.The Hawkeyes currently lead the Nittany Lions, 12-7, early in the second quarter.Iowa’s most-recent score came in thanks to the best trick play of the college football season.Kirk Ferentz called for a fake field goal that ended with a defensive lineman making one of the best catches of the year.Check it out:Iowa’s best wide receiver being an offensive lineman is the most Iowa thing ever: pic.twitter.com/vHXom6BZ6G— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) October 27, 2018That was Iowa’s punter, Colten Rastetter, throwing a touchdown to Sam Brincks, a Hawkeyes’ defensive lineman.You won’t see a touchdown crazier than that this season.Iowa and Penn State are playing on ESPN.