About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Giggs: Big players turning up for Solskjaerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes the players are showing what they can do under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.United were in a tough situation when Solskjaer took over for the rest of the season.He has seen them through the past two games with two wins, 5-1 and 3-1 against Cardiff and Huddersfield respectively.And Giggs believes the club’s best players are helping them win games.The Wales boss told MUTV after witnessing a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield: “It was Ole’s first home game, and the positivity that came from Cardiff game, the performance and result and I think everyone was looking forward to the game.”The big players are turning up, Pogba with the goals, David with a great save and Marcus getting better and better each game.”There’s a real positivity around the place and we need that to carry on now going into the Bournemouth game [on Sunday].”
Clyne chose Bournemouth over Cardiff because of ‘great manager’ Howeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNathaniel Clyne decided to join Bournemouth in order to learn from Eddie Howe.The Liverpool fullback choose to sign with the Cherries over Cardiff City last week, which left Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock extremely frustrated.”Bournemouth have a great manager and that’s what urged me to come here,” Clyne said after Bournemouth’s FA Cup defeat to Brighton at the weekend. “I’ve looked at how Bournemouth play and it’s similar to my style.”On missing football this season, Clyne added: “I’ve gone a whole season and a half without really playing consistent football, which is unusual for me,” the 27-year-old added. “Knowing you’re fit and can go out there and play but constantly not getting selected is a bit disappointing.”I’d rather go out and find another club which would give me the opportunities to play games.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Leicester loanee Barnes staying put despite Diabate exitby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City attacker Fousseni Diabate is heading out on loan.The 23-year-old is set to play for Sivasspor in the Turkish Super Lig for the rest of the season.He has only managed three first team games this season.And given the striker’s departure, it means that academy graduate Harvey Barnes may be recalled from West Brom.Leicester are a little short in attacking positions for the remainder of the campaign.But a decision still has not been made, with Leicestershire Live suggesting that it is still more likely that he will stay at Albion until the end of the season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fletcher: Leicester top four candidateby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is backing Leicester City to “achieve something fantastic”.The Foxes, who were surprise champions under Claudio Ranieri in 2015-16, are third with Brendan Rodgers in charge.”Leicester have a spine of the team that is experienced – in Jonny Evans, Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel in goal. They have proven winners and young and exciting talent around them,” Fletcher told BBC Radio 5 Live.”They could achieve something fantastic like breaking into the top four quite easily.”The Scot added: “Leicester play on the counter-attack because of Jamie Vardy so he needs to buy into it and he has done that.”Vardy’s pace is invaluable, it stretches the opposition and it allows space for James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Youri Tielemans and they have the quality for Vardy to finish it.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool Champions League winner Kewell: Klopp needs new strikerby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool Champions League winner Harry Kewell says they’re a striker short.Rather than look to strengthen their attacking options in the summer, Liverpool opted to hand Divock Origi a new deal, shortly after he scored the goal to seal victory in the Champions League final last season.”I think they need another striker. I know it sounds crazy because the front three are amazing but I think they need another to test the current front three,” Kewell told Sky Sports following Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Genk in the Champions League.”I have nothing against Origi, I think he’s a fantastic player and he does his part. He has scored some important goals and he’s been a fantastic squad player because the front three are a solid front three. “Mane is on fire at the moment, Salah has been, but he isn’t at the moment. Firmino, even though I think he does a lot of the dog work for Mane and Salah, he still doesn’t score [enough].”Are there players out there? Of course there is. I would have loved to have seen Griezmann there. I think he would have been fantastic. I think he’s that type of player.”
Deion Sanders was back at Florida State yesterday to interview Jalen Ramsey and speak to the team. After “Prime Time” toured the FSU facilities and mingled with the members of the program, he clearly came away impressed. This morning, Sanders tweeted that the facilities were “unbelievable” and that recruits should sign there to experience the best. What i seen today @fsu @FSU_Football facilities were UNBELIEVABLE. Why wouldn’t a kid want to sign & experience the best. I’m Proud. #Truth— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) March 31, 2016An endorsement like this can’t hurt Florida State’s already stellar recruiting.
Times are tough for Nebraska’s football program. The Huskers are off to an 0-3 start and were outclassed in every way imaginable against Michigan in Ann Arbor this afternoon.Scott Frost had said before this weekend’s game against the Wolverines that things could get worse before they get better.Nebraska’s first-year head coach knew how good this Michigan team is, and with a true-freshman at quarterback and a shaky offensive line in front of him, it was poised to get ugly. And it did.Frost is confident moving forward, though.He says he honestly believes that this will be the bottom for his program moving forward.“I honestly believe this is going to be the bottom right here,” he told reporters.Nebraska’s Scott Frost says, “I honestly believe this is going to be the bottom right here,” after a 56-10 loss at Michigan.— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) September 22, 2018Will that be the case?We’ll find out. Nebraska is set to host Purdue at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln moving forward.
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 21: LJ Scott #3 of the Michigan State Spartans plows forward for a first down in the fourth quarter as Darron Lee #43 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Gareon Conley #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes make the tackle at Ohio Stadium on November 21, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Michigan State defeated Ohio State 17-14. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Week 11 of the college football season will begin tomorrow. Come Saturday, there are a number of huge games on the slate.We’ve got a Big Ten East showdown between Ohio State and Michigan State. We also have Clemson and Boston College battling it out in the ACC. And you can’t forget about the SEC crossover matchup between Auburn and Georgia.OddsShark’s computer has released its predictions for Week 11.Here’s what it is saying for the biggest games.You can view all of OddsShark’s predictions here.
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on before the 2018 SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama secured its spot in the College Football Playoff with a win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game this evening, as the Crimson Tide rallied from a two-score deficit thanks, in part, to backup quarterback Jalen Hurts.Georgia played extremely well and the Bulldogs were impressive enough to warrant College Football Playoff contention in a loss.“Man will the committee be put to the test now. Their charge is to get the four best teams. Hard to argue Georgia isn’t one of them. Interested to hear you guys thoughts?” ESPN’s David Pollack tweeted.Man will the committee be put to the test now. Their charge is to get the four best teams. Hard to argue Georgia isn’t one of them. Interested to hear you guys thoughts?— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) December 2, 2018Alabama’s head coach, Nick Saban, was asked about Georgia and the College Football Playoff following the Crimson Tide’s win.Saban was honest.“They are one of the four best teams in the country. I don’t want to play them again. That is the ultimate compliment I can give them,” he said.Nick Saban on Georgia: “They are one of the four best teams in the country. I don’t want to play them again. That is the ultimate compliment I can give them.”— Tony Barnhart (@MrCFB) December 2, 2018Will the College Football Playoff selection committee agree?We’ll find out tomorrow. The College Football Playoff field will be unveiled on ESPN on Sunday afternoon.
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)With Kyler Murray having announced his commitment to playing quarterback in the NFL, plenty of teams will surely be moving him up their draft board. But at least one team that could really use a quarterback appears poised to take a hard pass on the Heisman trophy winner.According to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, the Giants appear to be an unlikely landing spot for Kyler Murray. Vacchiano explained that the Giants are not impressed with Murray’s size, listed at 5-foot-10.Quoting a source from within the Giants, Vacchiano said that the team views Murray as “probably a little too small for them.” Vacchiano stated that the Giants will likely prefer to go with a quarterback who has the more “prototypical” size for an NFL quarterback.Only one quarterback under 6 feet tall has even started for the Giants since the 1960s.Meanwhile, the other three top quarterbacks in the draft – Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, and Daniel Jones – all have that size that traditional teams crave.The Giants have the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and are considered one of the few teams with a top pick that needs a quarterback.Several mock drafts are already predicting that the Giants will draft Haskins, with the Jacksonville Jaguars pulling the trigger on Murray with the seventh overall pick.