10 months agoExciting youngster Quina wants Watford stay

first_imgExciting youngster Quina wants Watford stayby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford winger Domingos Quina is very pleased with life at the club.The youngster was seen as someone for the future when he was bought from West Ham United this summer.But he has already impressed in the games where he has gotten a chanceWhen asked where he sees himself next year, Quina said: “Watford. Definitely Watford.”And the Portuguese midfielder is excited at the chance to face his old club West Ham.The two sides meet in the Premier League on Saturday.He said to the Watford Observer: “I’m excited to go back there. I want us to go there and I want to do well.”I want to play as many games as I can, not just against West Ham, I want to try to do my best in all of them, so I’m excited to go back there and I hope I play and do well.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoFulham boss Ranieri will stick with back five

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fulham boss Ranieri will stick with back fiveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham boss Claudio Ranieri says he’ll stick with the current defensive formation against Huddersfield.Ranieri will persist with the five-man defence that has solidified his team.”I didn’t have a friendly match to get to know all my players. I started with four at the back, but we conceded too many chances,” he said.”I tried with the five at Newcastle and thought maybe this is good for us. But of course this shape is not dogmatic.”We can change and it’s good when you can change and the players understand we can change and why. The players are intelligent and are adapting to the situation very well.” last_img read more

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10 months agoDONE DEAL: Leicester midfielder Iborra says ‘right time’ to join Villarreal

first_imgDONE DEAL: Leicester midfielder Iborra says ‘right time’ to join Villarrealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester midfielder Vicente Iborra has joined Spanish side Villarreal for an undisclosed fee.The 30-year-old Spaniard joined the Foxes from Sevilla in July 2017 after winning the Europa League three times.Iborra made 37 appearances, scoring four goals, but started only three league games this season. “We feel that it’s time to come back home,” he said. “I’ve felt privileged for wearing this jersey and playing beside these great supporters. “You made me feel one of yours, thanks from my heart for your unconditional support.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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a month agoSouthampton boss Hasenhüttl: We face Tottenham full of confidence

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhüttl: We face Tottenham full of confidenceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl says his team will head to Tottenham full of confidence after victory in the south coast derby during the week.Saints thrashed Carabao Cup rivals Portsmouth 4-0 on Tuesday night, as they ended a 35-year wait for victory at Fratton Park.”It was very interesting to watch all the videos after the game from celebrating fans in the city, on the streets dancing,” he said.”I thought we had won the cup, but it was only winning one round, against Portsmouth. But that shows how massive this win was for our fans, it was something very special, but also for us the night was something very special.”When you see how many teams were struggling in this round, big teams, then I think it was a performance that you cannot speak too highly about.”Wins are always good boosters, so it’s important that we take the good things out of this game. It was a toxic atmosphere and it was really, really not easy to go in the game there, but we were very clinical and we saw how important it is. If you have one chance and make a goal in the right moment that can help you very, very much.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Vine: Duke’s Justise Winslow High-Fived A Guy In An Ohio State Shirt After An And-1 During Today’s Game

first_imgDuke and UNC get set for the tip.DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 07: A general view of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke University Blue Devils tip off at center court to begin their game on February 7, 2007 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina won 79-73.(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)No. 4 Duke routed Clemson 78-56 at Cameron Indoor Stadium this afternoon. Freshman forward Justise Winslow was a force for the Blue Devils, scoring 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. In the first half, Winslow racked up 17 of his points. He was unstoppable in the open court, and on one occasion, he converted a fast break bucket and was fouled. That’s where things got interesting. Take a look at the shirt on the fan Winslow celebrates with. It’s an Ohio State shirt.An OSU shirt in Cameron is a random sight. Perhaps the man was just at the game with friends who are Duke fans, and he decided to mesh with the crowd and root for the home team. Either that, or he’s a legitimate Duke supporter, which makes him an exceptionally fortunate college sports fan who has seen a wealth of success from his favorite teams this century.last_img read more

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Poch unconcerned by Eriksen talks

first_imgMauricio Pochettino is not overly concerned about Christian Eriksen’s contract situation at Tottenham, with the manager saying he is convinced that “no news is good news” on the matter.Eriksen is enjoying another fine season with Spurs and played a starring role in Tuesday’s 3-0 New Year’s Day win over Cardiff City, scoring their second goal in an emphatic performanceThat took the Denmark international to four Premier League goals for the campaign, while he has also set up a further seven for good measure 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? The 26-year-old’s contract expires at the end of next season however and talks are said to be dragging on, with speculation suggesting a deal is still some way off.Pochettino is not worried however over whether one of his star men is set to exit the club before they move into their new stadium, stating that a lack of information is more promising than anything else.”I don’t have news,” the Argentine told reporters post-match. “The phrase is, ‘No news is good news’. In that case, I don’t know. No news is good news.”Although goalscorers Eriksen, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min caught the eye in Tuesday’s victory, Pochettino singled out Moussa Sissoko for praise.”I think one of his strengths is his physical condition,” the manager added. “Of course, he’s doing a fantastic job for the team.”I think we are so happy and so pleased. That is what you expect from a player when he signs, to step up and show their quality and in the way he’s playing. It’s very good news for Tottenham.”The win in Cardiff lifted Spurs back up to second ahead of Manchester City, at least until Thursday when the champions face leaders Liverpool.That contest looks likely to have a major impact on where the title ends up in May, though Pochettino insists he is not bothered about the result.He added: “I think we are going to watch it. In this country all the people are going to watch the game, but I will be in a neutral position trying to enjoy the game.”I don’t care about the result, I just want to enjoy the spectacle and the game.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Kagawa joins Besiktas on loan

first_imgBesiktas have sealed the loan signing of Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund.The Japan international joins Besiktas until the end of the season after falling out of favour at the Bundesliga leaders.Kagawa had started one Bundesliga game this term for Dortmund, who currently hold a six-point lead on second-place Bayern Munich 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? But the former Manchester United midfielder will instead spend the rest of the campaign in Turkey’s Super Lig.Shinji Kagawa will join Beşiktaş on loan for the remainder of the season.We thank him for his effort, class, and undeniable influence on BVB and the Bundesliga. pic.twitter.com/QFVQgsYVGc— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) January 31, 2019″Shinji is not only an outstanding football player, but also a great friend of our club,” said Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc. “We did not want to deny him this request.”Kagawa had previously stated his preference to play in Spain, a league suited to his ability on the ball, but the Japan star will now move to Turkey to join the Super Lig side.Besiktas are sixth in the table despite taking four points out of a possible six since the Super Lig’s mid-season break.Next up for Besiktas is a match with Bursaspor on Sunday.last_img read more

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Watch: LeBron James, Teammates Danced On Field After Malik Hooker’s Pick-6

first_imgLeBron James get excited when Ohio State wins.VineOhio State took a 7-3 lead on a Malik Hooker pick-six. LeBron James and his teammates approved.After Hooker’s TD put the Buckeyes in front, ABC cameras cut away to LeBron James, J.R. Smith and some other Cleveland Cavaliers’ dancing on the field.They look cold, but happy.The @cavs were pretty pumped up for that @OhioStateFB pick-six. ? pic.twitter.com/NJIA8vyq8U— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 26, 2016James and his pals’ enthusiasm was short-lived, however. Michigan just drove down and scored on a one-yard touchdown run by fullback Khalid Hill before halftime to take a 10-7 lead.Thus far, “The Game” has been everything we have hoped for and more. You’re going to want to watch the second half, trust us.last_img

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Ohio State Fans Are Furious With The Big 10 This Morning

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer yelling during an Ohio State game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shouts on the sidelines against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Ohio State punter Drue Chrisman had one of the most-impressive special teams games in recent memory during the Buckeyes’ win over Michigan State on Saturday.Chrisman, truly, led Ohio State to a big victory against Michigan State at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan.The Buckeyes’ punter finished the game with nine punts, a long of 53 yards and an average punt of 37.8 yards. He had five punts downed inside the 10-yard line, including ones at the six-, five-, three-, two-, and one-yard line. It was a ridiculous performance.Urban Meyer said after the game that he couldn’t remember a more impactful game from a punter.“We’ve had some great ones over the years but I think Drue and the little Australian was pretty good at it too.“When you’re facing a great team and a great defense and you just can’t get back. And then all of a sudden you flip the field. If you remember, they missed a field goal and that kind of flipped it. Instead of us being backed up, we were on the 30-yard line and then we started playing on an even field.”Apparently, though, Chrisman’s performance was not good enough to win Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week.That honor went to Indiana kicker Logan Justus, who hit a game-winning field goal.The #B1GFootball Special Teams Player of the Week is @IndianaFootball K Logan Justus, who kicked a game-winning FG from 42 yards out with 2:32 remaining against Maryland. https://t.co/04bqbsoFsp pic.twitter.com/5FftLwl5kX— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) November 12, 2018Ohio State fans are not happy. pic.twitter.com/4teoaICfRh— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) November 12, 2018Drue Chrisman like pic.twitter.com/Q6Rc8QoG39— Sean Klosterman (@Sean_Klosterman) November 12, 2018I hate Ohio State too, fam, but this is a horrible take. Made a 42 yard kick? Cool. Multiple punts downed inside the 5 leading to a safety and a fumble recovery for a TD in a game your offense did nothing? That’s weekly award winning.— GoBlue Bis (@Detroit_Bis) November 12, 2018Ohio State fans are right. The honor should’ve gone to Chrisman – easily.last_img read more

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Former Penn State WR Juwan Johnson Announces Transfer Destination

first_imgJuwan Johnson and DaeSean Hamilton celebrate a Penn State touchdown.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: DaeSean Hamilton #5 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates with teammate Juwan Johnson #84 after scoring a touchdown on a 48 yard reception during the first quarter against the Washington Huskies during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)A former top wide receiver recruit announced where he will finish his collegiate football career. Former Penn State wide receiver Juwan Johnson announced his transfer from the Nittany Lions football program earlier this year.It didn’t take him very long to find a new home. Johnson took to Twitter on Thursday night to announce he’s headed to the Pac-12.Johnson is taking his talents to Oregon. The Ducks led the way for Johnson since he took a visit to Eugene in mid-January.Now he’s officially headed to play for head coach Mario Cristobal.Eugene, see you this fall #GoDucks ? pic.twitter.com/NwLKQrK1nj— Juwan Johnson (@Ju_heard_) February 14, 2019Johnson was tabbed as one of the nation’s breakout candidates for the 2018 college football season after he put together an impressive sophomore season in 2017.After racking up 57 catches for 701 yards and a score in 2017, Johnson’s rapport with quarterback Trace McSorley seemed destined to grow in 2018.However, as McSorley struggled with injuries for most of the season, Johnson struggled to catch the ball and wound up with just 25 receptions for 352 yards and one score this fall.Now he’ll take his talents to Oregon and be immediately eligible to play for the Ducks as a graduate transfer. He’ll pair nicely with returning starting quarterback Justin Herbert as Oregon looks to make its way back into title contention.last_img read more

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