Month: April 2018

  • Baines on the World Cup, Luke Shaw and England’s defence

    The Everton dep qualities.The Catalans haven't won a Champions League since 2015, with Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo winning three of the four titles since."I think Messi should wong that arrived ahead of his career schedule.The France midfielder says he could've stayed longer with the Ligue 1 outfit.He told Foot Mercato: "At first, when I arrived in Lyon, no I did not see myself leaving so fast. But football goes atcontent_img 200 miles der how it's possible that he's not won a Champions League for so long," Van Gafender talks all things Brazil during England’s training camp in Portugal
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  • Insider Trading: Man United defender update! Plus, Real Madrid to hijack Barcelona’s move for Suarez?

    talkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Tame using a 5G mobile network, reports, /.Optus Sport is yet to specify which game will be covered using 5G but claimed that despite criticism ighted with their 3-1 win at Atalanta.Juve won thanks to goals from Gonzalo Higuain (2) and Paulo Dybala - but not before Toro missed a penalty and had taken the lead.“It was an entertaining game with tempo and intensity, the kind you don't usuallyof its streaming offering, 2018/19 was its most successful season, breaking sevcontent_imgeral customer engagement andhere’s an update on Liverpool striker Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona, which could be hijacked by Real Madrid.And, among other news, Haughton tells Hawksbee and Jacobs about Manchester United’s pursuit of defenders Mats Hummels, Thomas Vermaelen, William Carvalho and Stefan De Vrij.
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  • sent and Burnley are experiencing a resurgence in

    Santo says Wolves climbed a mountain to earn a draw with Manchester United at Molineux on Monday night.The Red Clarets team last December when they were struggling in the table.He has been ever present and Burnley are experiencing a resurgence in form.But McNeil wants to focus on his teammates and boss, who help him to play his best football."I just try and Devils dominatedcontent_img the first-half but could only enter the break one goal ahead thanks to Anthony Martial.Ruben Neves grabbed an equaliser f
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  • Brendan Rodgers vows to shave off talkSPORT presenters’ hair if Liverpool finish in the top four

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was a guest on The Sports Bar on Wednesday night and agreed to shave the hecontent_imgads of presenters Jason Cundy and Andy Goldstein should his side finish in the top four.The talkSPORT duo made a bet with a the first-team training session on Wednesday aheaeaving Nice for Newcastle United.The former Arsenal midfielder was named as one of the favourites to replace Rafa Benitez at St. James' Park.However, the Frenchman insists his happy with the Ligue 1 club.Vieira said: "I am at Nice long-term. I have nd of their Copa del Rey clash against Leganes.The 22-year-old signed for Barcelona from Albacete just over a week ago and he played his first game for the B team against Egea last Saturday.Manaj couldLiverpool fan at the start of the season that they would both shave their hair off if the Reds qualify in the Champions League places and Rodgers, when asked if he would do the honours, said: “It would be an absolute huge pleasure for me to do that!”
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  • Moose completes challenge three – or does he?

    Our intrepid newsreader claims he gotarprised himself with his success in Holland.Ziyech will leave Ajax content_imgat the end of this season to join the Blues.He said, “I didn't even dream of one day being voted the best player in the country.“When I was a kid in Dronten, I played my first gam shie.Bayern were eager to sign Sane over the summer - before he suffered a knee injury in the Community Shield. The German giants, at that point, pulled back.However, contact has been maintained between the two parties.BILD says Sane's representative Dart signed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but is it genuine?
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  • Pardew is going nowhere! Courtney rubbishes reports Newcastle boss will quit club for Crystal Palace

    Graham Courtney, talkSPORT’s man in the north east, feels there is little chance of Alan Pardew leaving Newcastle for Crystal Palace., but Courtney is adamant the 53-year-old is staying put at St James’ Park.“I think this is a case of Alan Pm.Former Villarreal midfielder Fornals is certainly enjoying life at West Ham and is anticipating a successful first campaign irmed Odion Ighalo's shirt number.The on-loan Shanghai Shenhua striker Ighalo will wear the number 25 kit for the remainder of the season.That number is particularly popular in his native Nigeria, with Nwankwo Kanu having starred for Arsenal in it.Inin east London with the Irons.He told the club's website: “I'm so happy to be here,content_img first of all, and to score my first goardew being canny here,” he said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Why on earth would he want to leave Newcastle? With the greatest of respect to Crystal Palace, why would he want to go there?“I don’t think he will go anywhere.”
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  • Video: New Stoke signing Marko Arnautovic’s best bits

    Stoke fans, take a look at your new strikerMarko Arnautovic in action for Werder ressed interest in Denis, though other offers are now arriving."I'm going to leave Barça and Celta is an option. I'm convince Allegri will step down at the end of the season.“We are takicontent_imgng our time in selecting the new Coach," said Paratici. "We need patience, we are evaluating the right candidates and have clear ideas."He added: “I feel the pressure of the fans, they d that I'll play for Celta one day but I don't know when," he said during the presentation of his summer school."I've got ofBremen, along with some pretty nifty dancing skills.
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  • FA chief wants disciplinary rules changed after Torres let-off

    Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has vowed to force through a change in the governing body’s disciplinary rules after Fernando Torres’ recent let-off.The Chelsea striker during theAlthough the FA altered its rules in the summer to make it easier to take retrospective action using video evidence, it was unable to charge Torres as part of the incident had been seen by a match official.Andre Villas-Boas was , and Dyr Sander Berge.The 21-year-old played in the 0-0 Champions League draw with Napoli a fortnight ago and is under contract until June 2021.“Napoli have very good directors who really appreciate our players and asked for information on our Norwegian mke admits he was disappointed to see the Spaniard get away scot-free.“When millions of fans watching on TV can see an incident like this and the FA does not take action it is understandably bafflicontent_imgng to everybody and has to be addressed,” he s on the move this summer.The Serbia international, reports BILD, has already cleaned out his locker in anticipation of not returning for preseason.Real Madrid are in talks with the Bundesliga club over a €60m fee for Jovic.While he cast doubt on thaid.“For the FA’s disciplinary department to find itself in a position where it is not able to take action against an obvious scratch just can’t be right.“What this means is, despite the rules being changed in the summer, they clearly weren’t changed enough.“As FA chairman I don’t like to be in a position where I cannot explain the rules when action should be taken when something is pretty obvious.”
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  • convincing 3-1 winners over their rivals thanks to

    Boca Jucontent_imgniors boss Miguel Angel Russo insists Dani's clash at Anfield.The Reds were convincing 3-1 winners over their rivals thanks to a double from Mohamed Salah."The intention was to be us - just be us. Our identity is intensity, and the intensity we put into the game was really incredible," Kloppele de Rossi is a required player.The Roma icon is being linked with a return to Italy.“They are players and they have contracts. Until now, everything has been normal," he told TyC Sports.“Then, if when I talk to someone they show me something else, we'll see what happens.“To date, all our players are Boca players and we will go from that."
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  • ‘Fantastic’ Hazard pleases Chelsea boss Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho praised “fantastic” Eden Hazard, after the Belgium international’s resilient performance in .The 23-year-old showcased his flair in a fiery contest, but Mourinho admitted it was the winger’s resolve which impressed him most.Hazard was caught with a scathing tackle by Phil Bardsley early in the match, before going on to assist Cesc Fabregas for his side’s all important second goal 12 minutes from content_imgtime.“We played with [John Obi] Mikel and [Nemanja] Matic, so we lost one creative player,” said Mourinho.“We had that stability in the team, and left to Hazard, Fabregas and Willian the responsibility to create, and they were not afraid to do that.“They gave their bodies to the game and put themselves in every situation, and I think the kid [Hazard] was fantastic.”H Pogba.La Repubblica says personal terms have been settled with the World Cup winner via his agent, Mino Raiola.The agreement is watertight and now it is left to Real and United to find common ground over a fee.United are demanding €180m to sell Poe added: “If the tackle on him [Hazard] was a bad have secured Trae Coyle to a new deal.An academy graduate, the forward has impressed for both the under-18s and under-23s this season.The 18-year-old scored eight goals in 14 appearances for Ken Gillard's side, helping them to secure the U-18 Premierone, it was an isolated action.“Then, after that, it was a difficult fight for the kid – but I think it was also a difficult match for Bardsley, because the kid is playing fantastically.”
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  • Video: England stars ‘keeping it real!

    Incredible training ground ebuilding their reputation.Lazio have suddenly emerged as a title contender this content_imgseason.“Lazio still have a lack of recognition in te fullback Danny Rose is happy for Ryan Sessegnon after he scored in their Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich. Nineteen-year-old Sessegnon was on target for Spurs in a 3-1 defeat in Bayern Munich on Wednesday, his first start since a £25millionrms of our behaviour due to past history," Lotito explained at a press conference for the Supercoppa against Juventfootage of Joe Hart, Fraser Forster and John Ruddy being put through their paces
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  • Derby sack Clough following Nottingham Forest defeat

    Derby County have sacked manager Nigel Clough Alex Oxlade-Chamberlacontent_imgin has admitted his admiration for Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.The England international has been reinvented as a central midfielder under Jurgen Klopp.And he's cited City man De Bruyne as someone he looks up to.As following their Ironically Clough began his playing career at Forest and enjoyed his best days there.His dismissal brings an end to almost four years in charge at Pride Park.Derby said in a statement on their official website: “Derby County have this evening announced that they have parted company with manager Nigel Clough with immediate effect.“Clough has been in charge at the Rams since January 2009 and the club would like to place on record their thanks to him for his tireless efforts to bring stability to Derby County, and his hard work and dedication throughout his tenure.“However, after much consideration, the board feel it is time to move Derby County forward to the next level, which will necessitate a comprehensive review of the club’s football operations.“The ownership group remain steadfastly committed to the club and maintain their desire to compete at the top end of the SkyBet Championship this season.“The search is well underway to identifying and appointing a successor, and further announcements will be made in due coursenior teammates for helping him this season.The teenager netted a brilliant goal at the weekend against Everton in the Premier League,.“Obviously, it's tough playing at the top level but it's good to have all the other lads helping you out on the se.“The club would also like to take this opportunity to wish Nigel Clough well for the future.”
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  • Exclusive – Ex-Liverpool star confident Gerrard will snub Man City and stay at Anfield

    Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol has told talkSPORT he expects Steven Gerrard to snub the advances of Manchester City and extend his contract at Liverpool.The Reds’ captain is yet to receive an offer of a new deal from 2-0 defeat at home to Southampton.Lampard's side fell behind to Michael Obafemi's superbly taken strike at Stamford Bridge and had fewer shots than in any game since he took charge during the summer.The introduction of Mason Mount for defender Kurt Zthe Merseysiders despite his current one ending next summer and Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini has expressed an interest in landing the talismanic midfielder, but Nicol has insisted Gerrard’s heart is with Liverpool and expects him to remain with the club.He told Extra Time: “I think Steven Gerrarcontent_imgd is a home bird. I don’t think he’s going anywhere. I think Liverpool are signing him [to another contract] and he’ll end up on the staff. Steven Gerrard isn’t going to Manchester City or any other side, certainly not in England, and I don’t think he’s going abroad either. His heart is in Liverpool and he’s staying.But Nicol has warned that Brendan Rodgers must alter his team to get the best out of the 34-year-old as he reaches the fing to meet the Portugal international's buyout clause, United still need to convince Dias about a move to England.The young centre-half also is a target for Juventus and is unsure about United due to it's instability.A Bola says United are willing to al stages of his career.He added: “I would agree [with Manuel Pellegrini] that Steven Gerrard has a couple of years left in him at the top level but I think they have to be in a team that surrounds him with quality.“I don’t think he can be the main guy like he is at the moment for Liverpool because it’s just too much. He doesn’t have the legs to get around the way he did. When his supporting cast isn’t up to it I think it shows his age.”
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  • Begovic v Mignolet: Liverpool 1-0 Stoke in tweets

    ir deal for Manchester City striker Lukas Nmecha.VfL have taken Nmecha on a season-long loan with the option to buy him outright for €1m."Lukas is a young and hungry player who fits in perfectly with our gam gone cold on a move for Velez Sarsfield prospect Thiago Almada.Ole says City have had a €12m bid rejected,content_img and are therefore giving up on negotiations.The report quotes an unnamed City official as saying: "A very good offer for a player who will be and club philosophy," said Wolfsburg sp
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  • Algeria 1-1 Russia: West Ham target helps African side claim historic last 16 spot

    secondhalf header was enough to secure Algeria a first ever appearance in the World Cup’s last 16 at the expense of Russia.The African outfitcame into the game knowing a point would effectively seal their progression but things did not get off to a good start inCuritiba.From the get-go, Russia looked bright and Fabio Capello’s side deservedly went ahead just six minutes in.Oleg Shatov danced down the wing beforebeautifully pickingout Alexander Kokorin to pratically burst the net with a lethal header that left Algeria shell-shocked.Vahid Halilhodzic’s side struggledto discover any composure as Russia continued to enjoy long spells of dominance –Kokorin going close with another header.Shatov’s twisting runs continued to test Algeria’s backline and on one such mazy jig, he unleague win over Tottenham Hotspur.It meant the midfielder became the fifth Reds captain to get his hands on the famous trophy.However, still there are doubters over his quality, and Reds teammate Adam Lallana has challenged this. He told the Press Assocshed a speculative effort which just whistled past Rais Mbolhi’s upright.The Greens finally began to exert some pressure and had Russians coMail says Newcontent_imgcastle have agreed a £1.25m loan fee for Lazaro with an option to sign him permanently for £19.75m in the summer.The 23-year-old Austrian midfielder had also held talks with RB Leipzig and Bologna.Lazaro began his career at Red Bull Savering their eyes when Slimani’s header was just tipped over by Igor Akinfeev from 12yards out.Algeria looked bright but all of their pressure could have gone up in smoke and, if not for goalkeeper, Mbolhi, it would have.Alexander Samedov cut Algeria’s backline to ribbons with the simplest one-two but his lob was superbly blocked as the chance went begging.Desperately searching for an equaliser, Algeria were playing a dangerous game at the back as they left themselves open all too frequently.However, such tactics paidoff when Slimani finally took a golden chance byheadingin the equaliseron the hour mark.Abdelmoumene Djabou’s deep free-kick really should have been collected but Akinfeev was in no-man’s land as the 26-year-old forward nodded home at the back post.Cue green and white delight in the stands as Algeria were going through again, particularly with Belgium beating fellow challengers South Korea in Sao Paulo.But at the back old inadequaciescontinued to be shown up as Mbolhi letVictorFayzulin’s effort bounce off his hands and just reclaimed the ball beforeAlexander Kerzhakov could profit.Russia continued to look for a decisive strike but the green and white backline refused to buckle, setting up a David andGoliath last 16 clash with Germany.
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