Month: April 2018

  • Clips of the Week – Friday, October 17

    Listen a Griezmann knew he was going to be barracked by his old Atletico Madrid fans on Sunday.Griezmann was whistled and jeered during Barca's 1-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano.In the mixed zone, Suarez said: "(Antoine) Griezmann was aware of what he was ggain to everyone’s favouisn't good enough.Watford host Manchester United today sitting rock bottom."content_imgIt is really bad. I think there are no other words when you see the quality of our squad and we are still last place in December," he told the Watfords-relegation-scrap-Vincerite part of the talkSPORT week.
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  • Exclusive – ‘Finney was the Lionel Messi of his day’ says former team-mate Docherty

    Preston North End and England hero Sir Tom Finney was as good as Lionel Messi, accorwn a reluctance to make the move to England, Wolves are pressing ahead with a deal for the Italy international.TMW says Wolves have tabled a bid of €18m for Cutrone.And Milan are now considering the offer, as is Cutrone, who has fielded several enqding to former team-mate Tommy Docherty.The football world paid tribute to Finney, , with Docherty remembering his affable personality and ability to entertain on the football pitch.“He was the Lionel Messi of his day, he was that good,” Docherty told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“He was a lovely man, I never heard him criticise an opponent.“I played behind him for 10 years and he made me look like a great player. He was unbelievable. If he got fouled he used to just stand up, dust himself down and get on with the game.”Finney is widely considered to be one of England’s greatest ever players and was the Three Lions’ joint all-time goalscorer with Nat Lofthouse, until Sir Bcontent_imgobby Charlton beat the record in 1963.Docherty – who played alongside Finney at Preston from 1949 until 1958 – shares that view, pointing out that he didn’t know what position was Finney’s best, such was his talent on the pitch.“I think he was the best [winger] ever,” he said. “I don’t really know whanited are hoping to complete a deal for Sean Longstaff by Monday.The Red Devils depart for Australasia on July 8 on their preseason tour.The Manchester Evening News says United wanted a deal for the Newcastle United midfielder completed last month.But his best position was, because in his latter years at North End he played centre-forward and he was just as good there as he was on the wing.”
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  • Man United transfer latest: Rebuilding to continue with these exciting players?

    Click the arrows for the latest on United targetsrton U23 coach David Unsworth is confident Antony Evans will secure a move away.Evans is likely to leave the club on either a permanent or temporary deal incontent_img January.Unsworth told the Liverpool Echo: "I still think it will materialise, I just think it Hummels, Cuadrado, Blind and moree says the Gunners are lining up a swoop for the 17-year-old Brazilian, with manager Mikel Arteta identifying him as a long-term replacement for Hector Bellerin.The youngster is available for just £4.25million and is highly regarded by Coritiba. Bay…
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  • Spencer: A trophy every year is a fair demand by Man City chiefs

    Manchester Evening News sports editor Peter Spencer says Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour is a 'man in a hurry' and insistsMoyes says he will "make it impossible" for West Ham United not to extend his 18-month contract.Moyes has returned to East London to replace Manuel Pellegrini."There is a clause in my contract to extend the deal," said Moyes. "I'm going to make it im it is fair for the club to demand their new manager – set to be Manuel Pellegrini – wins five trophies over the s squad.Goal says Tiemoue Bakayoko will likely not join PSG this summer as the Ligue 1 champions close in on a deal for Everton's Idrissacontent_img Gueye. This leaves Chelsea in a predicament as they were hoping to sell the Frenchman, who spent last season at next five years.And Spencer also gives his reaction to the news.
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  • Costa Rica World Cup star Navas heading to Real Madrid

    Real Madrid will sign , according to Spanish newspaper Marca.A host of European clubs, had been tipped tocontent_img sign him on the back of his superb seego Maradona Junior is backing Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez over a proposed move to Napoli.Talks are continuing between Real Madrid and Napoli, with the Serie A club wanting to initially take Rodriguez on loan."I always comment telling [Jamesason at Levante but it appears as though Champions League winners Real have won the race to secure his signature.Marca claim Real have moved fast to meet the 27-year-old’s £8m release clause fee and they will hand him a five-year deal.There has been as both men have shared goalkeeping duties over the past season and a half.And it is Lopez, who has previously been linked with Tottenham and Manchester City, whParatici insists they still are counting on Paulo Dybala.And he admits they're delighted to have Gigi Buffon back."We expect what Dybala is capable of. He's a great champion, Juve's Number 10, so we just expect him to play well and dedicate himself to will be the victim of Navas’ impending arrival.Real Madrid will sanction Lopez’s exit in the coming weeks and Napoli and Monaco are thought to be his two most likely future destinations.
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  • Tottenham’s players to watch for 2014: Summer signings to come good and defender to flourish?

    Tottenham Hotspur have had a tough 12 month to help the club return to the elite after last night's Carabao Cup victory over Colchester."I think we have evolved a lot," the Brazil international said."Mentally we are more patient, we work for each other more and more and we have more confidencs. Tcontent_imghey missed out on a place in the Champions League for the third season running, and, after splashing £100million on seven new signings, they have failed to live up to expectations in the Premier League this campaign,which reembeu is convinced by the quality of new signing Ferland Mendy.The Frenchman didn't hesitate to label his compatriot as the new Roberto Carlos; a player who revolutionised Madrid's left-back position."I think Ferland Mendy's signing for Real Madrid isulted in and the White Hart Lane faithful are already starting to see progress following wins over Southampton and Stoke, with several players putting in improved performances in the league.Here talkSPORT looks at the Spurs stars we think could shine under Sherwood as they fight for a spot in the top four. Which Spurs players do you tip to have a good 2014? Comment below…
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  • Video: He won’t be ‘nappy’ with that!

    PeNewcastle United midfielder Matt Ritchie is interesting Stoke City.The Sun says the Potters are ready to make an ambitious move for Ritchie.The 29-year-old has two years left on his Toon contract. But no extension has been agreed for one of Rafa Benitez's regulars.Nathan Jones is monitoring Ritchie's content_imgsituation closely.Anderson is delighted for Philippe Coutinho over his move to Bayern Munich.Coutinho left Barcelona for Bayern last month.And Ederson told BILD of his Brazil teammate: "Bayern is always a great team. Now with Coutinho they definitely belong among the tid he will swoop for the Scottish international if he becomes available.ruvian fans pelt a rival goalkeeper with dirty diapers
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  • Chelsea line-up v Maribor: Mourinho to rest nobody for clash?

    Despite a trip to Old Trafford looming, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists he is fully focused on Champions League opponents Maribor. That means a strong team will take to the Stamford Bridge pitch.Diego Costa, Ramires, Andre Schurrle, Kurt Zouma and Didier Drogba are all out, but that won’t stop Chelsea lookiManchester City boss Pep Gu Jadon Sancho.Dortmund chiefs have previously discussed interecontent_imgst they received from a "super club" in the spring regarding the former Manchester City youngster.But Zorc confirmed a meeting was held with Red Devils chiefs during the Inside Borussia Doardiola insists he's happy where he is.Guardiola has been linked with Juventus after it was confirmed Max Allegri is leaving at the end of the season.But he said: "I'm not going to Juventus or to Italy. I have two more years here."I'm not going to move, I'm satisfied here, I'm not going anywhere."Next season I will be manager of Manchester City."ng to maintain their position at the top of Group G.“I do not have Manchester United in mind, I have Maribor in mind. I don’t rest players,” Mourinho said.Left-back Filipe Luis is likely to get his opportunity on the left against Man United with Cesar Azpilicueta suspended for the Premier League match.Do you agree with the above starting XI? What is your prediction for the match?
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  • Former Liverpool winger to join Udinese

    Former Liverpool winger Albert Riera will join Udinese in July.Riera has been a free agent and had been .But he will now be on his way to Italy, wcontent_imgith Graham Potter appreciates the foundations built by predecessor Chris Hughton.Potter acknowledged his good fortune as he assessed Albion's Premier League journey so far on his first day meeting the players at the Lancing training complex after the suUdinese announcing the Spaniard will join them on July 1 ahead ofRubi left Espanyol this week to move to Seville amid criticism of his decision.He said, "I have never negotiated behind the back of Espanyol, it is not my way of being, I have always gone straight and the club has been informed at all times."My decis next season.The 31-year-old joined Liverpool from Espanyol in 2008 and left Anfield two years later having made 40 Premier League appearances.
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  • Man United and Chelsea miss out as £60m super striker goes for free

    Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowksi will join Bayern Munich in the summer on a free transfer.The striker was one of the most sought-aftecontent_imgr attackers in Europe and was coveted by Manchester United and Chelsea, but Bayern Munich have announced on their official website that he will sign a five-year contract after undergoing a medical.Just like Mario Gotze, who left Dortmund for the Champions League holders lastsummer after confirming during the 2012/13 season that he would leave for Munich, Lewann (FFF) president Noel Le Graet has gone cold on Zinedine Zidane taking charge of the national team.While in the past Le Graet has often talked up the prospect of the Real Madrid coach taking charge of Les Bleus, he now is hoping for incumbant Didierdowski has sealed his switch mid-campaign by signing a pre-contract with the Bavarian giants.Angered by Gotze’s departure, Dortmund blocked Bayern’s move for the prolific Polish forward last summer, despite knowing that he could leave for free when his contract expired in 2014.Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was delighted with the deal and said on Bayern’s official website: “We are very pleased that this transfer is successful. Robert Lewandowski is one of the world’s best strikers, he will strengthen the squad of FC Bayern and give us a boost.“We are very pleased that today, from both sides, a five-year contract was signed until 2019.”Lewandowski has scored 15 goals for Dortmund so far this season, including a Champions League winner at Arsenal to help them reach the last 16, but the champions from 2011 and 2Theo Walcott has laughed off talk of leaving Everton this summer.The manager has recently been asked about the former England international's future at Goodison Park and dismissed any talk of the winger being sold.And Walcott feels the same.He said: "You see, this is just rumours! Now, I'm thinking of a nice holiday!"I'm looking to get away, yes, but not what you're thinking!"012 trail leaders Bayern by 12 points in the Bundesliga.Now they willhave to prepare for life without their main goal scorer.
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  • West Ham want to hijack Hull’s bid for former Rangers star

    West Ham could make a late move to hijack Hull's attempts to sign former Rangers keeper Allan McGregor.Manager Sam Allardyce is looking to strengthen the goalkeeping area astriker Erling Haaland has confirmed his son wants a Premier League move.Haaland has been repeatedly linked with a move to Manchester United as a result of his extraordinary form and his father, former Manchester City player Alf-Inge, has confirmed th Jussi Jaaskelainen turned 38-years-old last month and uncertainty surrounds the future of second string keeper Stephen Henderson.Henderson was sent out on loan to Ipswich last season and the West Ham boss is not sure if he will be happy being second choice once again next season.McGregor joined Besiktas last summer, but has already been linked with a move back home after reports suggested that Hull had agreed a fee with Besiktas for the Scottish keeperAllardyce has wasted no time strengthening his squad with the signing of Romanian captain Razvan Rat and could now follow that up with a move for the 31-year-old keeper.McGregor has a wealth of experience and would relish the chance to play in to plans to sell their best players this summer.Lorenzo Insigne and Allan have been linked with content_imgmoves away.But Napoli released an official statement, saying: “La Gazza writes Ancelotti would have said 'OK' to the sales of Allan and Insigne. "We callhe Premier League.
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  • REVEALED! The PL table based on points won since 2010/11 – see which club is top

    The landscape of English football is one that regularly shifts, as teams rise and fall, but as the game enters a fresh era of sky-high transfer fees and astronomical wages, which club has managed to endure change the best?talkSPORT has tried to answer that question by looking at who has amassed the most pdrid midfielder Toni Kroos says their spending spree this summer shouldn't be a surprise.Real have splashed out over €300m on new signings this past month.Kroos said, "I always see ourselves in a good position, we hav Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is targeting three signings for the January market.The Independent says he 56-year-old made it clear there are a trio of targets he has in mind for Janaury.Top of the listcontent_img is Sporting Lisbon playmaker Bruno Fernandes - we not signed many new players ioints in the Premier League over the past five campaigns, including the current season.*All information correct on 22/09/14
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  • ‘Arsenal should buy him’ – fans on Jermain Defoe to Toronto

    of Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde can see him playing with Paul Pogba in the future.It's been suggested Valverde's emergence will see Real drop their interest in the Manchester United star."Pogba is a fantastic playUnited bosscontent_img Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is having Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa scouted.The Fiorentina-winger-Federico-Chiesa.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail says Solskjaer has sent his personal scout to watch Fiorentina and Italy winger Chiesa.Simon Weler. In the future they can p
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  • Man United face competition to land Ukraine star

    Manchester United will face competition to land Yevhen Konoplyanka as Roma are showing interest in the Ukraine international.New Uzio president Claudio Lotito is delighted with the atmosphere around the club.Lotito is convinced there's great unity now inside Lazio.He said, "Today Lazio is a club that works very well. It closed the budget at 38 million and has also combined the nited boss Louis van Gaal has been tipped to make Konoplyanka, , one of his first signings at Old Trafford.But Roma have nir accounts for the financial year ended May 31, 2019.The post-tax loss of £27.1m is a significant one for the club, who posted a post-tax profit of £56.5m for accounts from the previous year.The switch from a profit to a loss can largely be attribow emcontent_imgerged as contenders to sign the 24-year-old from Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.The Italian club will return to the Champions League next term and want Konoplyanka to increase their range of attacking options.Konoplyanka, who is under contract until 2015 and valued at around £12m, has been capped 37 times and .
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  • Man United and Liverpool warned off bids for Real Sociedad star

    Manchester United and Liverpool have been warned off Real Sociedad midfiel County have confirmed Jody Morris and Chris Jones are following Frank Lampard to Chelsea.Lampard was unveiled as the new Chelsea manager on Thursday morning after signing a three-year contract at his former club.And he has joined by the backroom stader Ruben Pardo by a £30m price tag.The exciting midfielder is about put pen to paper on a new content_imgdeal at the La Liga club that includes the whopping buy-out clause to safeguard the Spanish club from losing their latest talent on the cheap.The Spain under-21 star will sign a deal that will tie him to San Sebastian-based club until the summer 2019.Sociedad, like many teams outside the Spanish top-two, are fighting against the tide financially and Premier League teams have often benefited from their frailties by sealing cheap deals for burgeoeague final in Azerbaijan.The Gunners face Chelsea in Baku but will be without Armenian attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan who is not travelling because of fears over his safety."It's a scandal that he cannot play because of that, he works hard all season aning talents.However, Pardo – whose 31 La Liga appearances this season in a deep-lying midfield role have inspired comparisons with Liverpool hero Xabi Alonso – will now bring in a windfall for his boyhood club should they need to cash-in.Pardo featured in every match at the 2011 European Under-19 Championship, helping his side win the tournament and he also lifted the 2013 European Under-21 Championship.
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