Goalscorer Alli hit by bottle as Spurs beat Arsenal to reach Carabao Cup semisby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSon Heung-min and Dele Alli struck for Tottenham as they defeated Arsenal in tonight’s Carabao Cup quarterfinal.Son pounced onto Alli’s smart ball over the top to put Spurs in front after just 20 minutes at the Emirates.Alli then coolly chipped it over keeper Petr Cech with the outside of his boot in the second half to make it 2-0.The England midfielder was then hit on the head by a plastic bottle thrown from the crowd shortly after that goal.Arsenal had not lost back-to-back matches prior to this defeat since they were beaten by Manchester City and Chelsea in the Premier League back in August. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Newcastle supporters pen open letter to Ashley for transfer fundsby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveA group of Newcastle supporters’ organisations have written an open letter to owner Mike Ashley, urging him to invest in players this month.Toon are 15th on the Premier League table, and fans are fearful the club will be relegated should Ashley chose not to allocate money for transfers during the current transfer window.The letter read in part: “Dear Mike Ashley. We are writing to urge you to do what is right for Newcastle United this month and we hope, for a change, you are willing to listen to us and act accordingly.”This is a critical month for the football club, both in terms of your stated desire to sell and the need to strengthen the squad, as repeatedly requested by the manager Rafa Benitez.”We are hoping you see the sense in striving to do both, but if you cannot find a suitable buyer, then it is imperative that you still release the funds needed to improve the squad.”To fail to do so, would seem both reckless and foolish given the damage you know relegation will do. The ongoing takeover cannot be used an excuse not to spend money in the January transfer window.”If you refuse to spend money this month, the risk of relegation not only increases, it will also mean the manager will not sign the new contract you have offered to him.”You have repeatedly said that you want Benitez to stay, so do the things needed to make sure that happens. In short, back him and give him what he needs in this window.”I know we have had a difficult relationship in the past, but at this point, we want to look forward, not backwards. Please do what is right this month.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Crystal Palace defender Souare undergoes surgeryby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace defender Pape Souare has gone through with an operation on his dislocated shoulder.The Senegalese international was injured against Grimsby in the FA Cup over the weekend.There is hope that he will be back soon, but it is not a major loss for Palace. Souare had only played in four games this season prior to his injury.Souare took to Twitter to say: “Quick minor op, and it went great can’t wait to get back doing what I love.”I wanna thank everyone for their ongoing support. See you soon.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Tension between Barcelona teammates Messi and Griezmannby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLionel Messi is yet to fully embrace the arrival of new Barcelona teammate Antoine Griezmann.AS says there’s some tension between the pair, with Griezmann sensing Messi isn’t fully supportive of his signing. Indeed, Messi went public last week with his disappointment that Neymar couldn’t be re-signed from PSG.Tuesday’s disappointing 0-0 draw at Champions League opponents Borussia Dortmund was Messi’s first appearance of the season.Inside the club, meanwhile, there is confidence the frostiness between the pair will ease once they start winning games together.
Man Utd boss Solskjaer hints Greenwood set to sign new dealby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted Mason Greenwood is set to sign a new deal.The teen proved the matchwinner for their Europa League victory over Astana.”We are always in talks with the boys, about how we look at their future, and Mason is obviously one we want to keep with us,” said Solskjaer afterwards.”It is natural for Mason to play football, score goals and be in and around the box. He knows how to finish. “He showed glimpses today of what he can become.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Silva says Everton didn’t deserve defeat to Sheffield Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva says they didn’t deserve defeat to Sheffield United.A Yerry Mina own goal and a late Lys Mousset strike condemned Everton to defeat at Goodison Park.Silva said: “It was a tough game for us. Of course we didn’t deserve the result but when you make mistakes like we did this afternoon you don’t get what you deserve.”For the second goal it should have been easy for our defenders to clear the ball. The second half was bad – not good enough. We need to show more and try new things.”Some individual performances were not at the level we expect, but that’s part of the game. The key moment for me was the mistake we made in the first goal.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Rodrygo Goes delighted with first months at Real Madridby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRodrygo Goes is delighted with his first months at Real Madrid.The striker already has a first senior goal, while he is a regular with Raul’s Castilla.”My adaption has gone well,” he said in Brazil during international break. “I live in a really nice city, at the biggest club in the world, with the best footballers in the world, who have really welcomed me in. It was easy to adapt.”After his first goal, coach Zinedine Zidane wasn’t slow to praise the youngster.”My relationship with Zidane is really good,” Rodrygo added. “He was one of my idols, I was always looking at videos of Zidane, he always inspired me. To have him as my manager is something wonderful. He won everything and has a lot of experience to share with me. He is a man who loves to speak and give advice. I make sure to learn and develop.”
Nashville, Tenn., is currently serving as a second home for thousands of Kentucky fans who have descended upon the city to watch the Wildcats in the SEC Tournament. Bridgestone Arena is full of blue-and-white clad Kentucky supporters. Many of the bars and restaurants surrounding the arena are packed with Wildcats’ fans, too. There’s at least one Louisville fan in the area, though. This Kentucky rival threw up an “L” signal while ESPN’s cameras showcased a bar full of Wildcats’ fans. @CardChronicle I guess a little turnabout is fair play. pic.twitter.com/Gb3MLGlamx— Christopher S. Jones (@ThrowinUpLs) March 15, 2015Well done, Louisville fan. Perhaps we’ll get Kentucky-Louisville Part Two in the NCAA Tournament.
Before Belgium’s run to the World Cup semi-final, Roberto Martinez’s side had to navigate a difficult qualifying group including Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Having won their first four games comfortably, with Eden Hazard in three of them, the Red Devils were forced to do without their star man for the home game against Greece.Eden’s younger brother Thorgan Hazard was drafted into the squad to replace him but failed to get off the bench as Belgium could only draw 1-1. By the end of the campaign, they had won the rest of their games, with the younger Hazard starting and scoring against Cyprus, while the older Hazard netted twice.Belgium brought both Hazards to the World Cup, but Thorgan was still a fringe member of the panel, starting just the dead-rubber against England after Belgium had ensured qualification from their group. However, thanks to a stunning season at club level, he was finally handed a chance to shine in November, helping Belgium defeat Iceland 2-0 before scoring twice against Switzerland three days later. 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 Red Devils lost 5-2 to Switzerland, but Hazard came away with his head held high after proving his worth in a dynamic attacking trio that included brother Eden and Dries Mertens. Hazard’s performance was not a surprise as it was merely a continuation of the brilliant form he has shown at club level for Borussia Monchengladbach this season.While Eden Hazard has been setting the Premier League alight with Chelsea, scoring ten goals and assisting nine more for Maurizio Sarri’s side, Thorgan has been putting in equally impressive displays in the Bundesliga. The 25-year-old is battling the likes of Paco Alcacer and Robert Lewandowski for the top scorer prize thanks to his nine goals in the first half of the season, while he has also assisted six more in the league.Both Hazards have also impressed in their respective cups, with Eden scoring twice in two Carabao Cup games, while Thorgan has three goals and an assist in two DFB Pokal outings. At their current rates, the pair will be neck-and-neck at the end of the season for their annual family wager.”There has been a kind of competition between us for years. If you score the fewest goals, you have to invite the other to dinner at the end of the season,” the Gladbach attacker told Sportbuzzer.When people say @hazardeden10 is better than @HazardThorgan8 … 😉 #fohlenelf #UCL #BMGCEL pic.twitter.com/GyhyqUDItl — Gladbach (@borussia_en) November 1, 2016 At two years older, Eden had a head start on Thorgan, and was even involved in goals before he was born. Both parents were footballers in Belgium, with mother Carine still lining out in the women’s league when she was pregnant with her first son. “I was in her stomach when she was playing. She was three months pregnant,” the Chelsea star told the Independent.”I take after my mum as a player. My dad played at the back, chilled out, calm on the ball. My mum was a striker. I never watched mum play but I can remember going to see my dad play. Actually, I like to think that I am a mix of the best of them.”Due to that early start, Eden believes that he may have had it easier than the rest of his siblings – brothers Kylian and Ethan are also footballers.“[Thorgan] deserves more praise than me because I think it’s harder for him. Everything has come to me quickly, I played some good matches early in my career. He has always had to contend with, ‘He’s the brother of Eden…’”Thorgan doesn’t see things the same way as Eden, hailing his older brother as one of the world’s best: “I just have less talent than him,” Thorgan admitted to Sport1. “I have to work things out that he might learn faster if I am being completely honest.”Eden also worked a lot on himself last year. Right now, my brother is in great shape and wants to win the title with Chelsea. I’m a different type of player than my brother. Eden is one of the best players in the world.”The younger Hazard’s fantastic Bundesliga performances have seen him earn the attention of bigger clubs across Europe, including one admirer that’s currently closer to home. Borussia Dortmund are interested in a January move for the winger, which could see a league trophy end up at a Hazard household this season.But instead of Eden, this time it will be Thorgan receiving the plaudits.
OXFORD, MS – NOVEMBER 17: General view of fans watching the game between the LSU Tigers and the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field November 17, 2007 in Oxford, Mississippi. LSU beat Mississippi 41-24. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)AL.com’s SEC Shorts punks Ole Miss with hilarious parody video where the crew that stormed the field in 2014 is unaware they actually lost to Alabama football on Saturday after jumping out to a 21-0 lead.It’s the stuff of nightmares. Your team is up big, a win is basically a foregone conclusion, so you turn off the game and do something else, all while bragging about your team’s prowess on Twitter and Facebook.Except your team doesn’t win, they have a meltdown of epic proportions and lose and you look like an ass. That’s what happened to Ole Miss. Up 21 points in the first half, victory seemed certain, but Alabama football was having none of that. The Crimson Tide came back and won 48-43.So in the wake of that historic collapse, AL.com’s SEC Shorts decided to rub some salt in the fresh wound by creating a parody video clowning on cocky Rebel fans.Watch these poor Ole Miss fans get a reality check when they realize they’ll be carrying around the 2014 goalposts for at least a couple more years.[AL.com]