About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Arsenal manager Emery: I’m using best players against Tottenhamby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery says he will use his best XI against Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup quarter-final on Wednesday.The Gunners last won the trophy in 1992-93.Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Emery said: “Our first idea is that we play with the best players that we can use tomorrow in this derby.”The opposition is very big and it’s demanding a big performance from us tomorrow. We can use some young players because we think with a big performance, they can help us win tomorrow.”
Month: October 2019
10 months agoWest Brom stifled in move for Newcastle midfielder Hayden10 months agoWest Brom stifled in move for Newcastle midfielder Hayden
West Brom stifled in move for Newcastle midfielder Haydenby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Bromwich Albion face competition to sign Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden.The Baggies are keen on bringing in the 23-year-old this month to strengthen their bid for immediate promotion back to the Premier League, according to The Telegraph’s John Percy.However, Percy added that Albion were getting “little encouragement” from Newcastle at this moment in time.Hayden has made just eight appearances in the Premier League this season.But given Newcastle’s precarious position on the table, manager Rafa Benitez would be reluctant to let Hayden leave without finding a suitable replacement. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
4 days agoCahill insists Crystal Palace ready for Chelsea, Liverpool & Arsenal4 days agoCahill insists Crystal Palace ready for Chelsea, Liverpool & Arsenal
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Cahill insists Crystal Palace ready for Chelsea, Liverpool & Arsenalby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGary Cahill says Crystal Palace are more than ready for a tough run of games.The Eagles take on Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in three of their next four Premier League matches.”In terms of going away from home, people expect it to be a difficult day for us,” the former Chelsea defender said. “But you go there and we played well against Manchester United and got a good result there. In the past Crystal Palace have upset quite a few big teams along the way, they have a reputation of doing that.”There is certainly nothing to be fearful of, but at the same time we have to be respectful of the quality they have. We have seen it with City, more so the concentration aspect of the game. You have to be switched on against the bigger teams because they can hurt you at any moment.”To have all the games together, we know it will be a difficult time, but I’m sure we have the ability to upset a few of them along the way.”It will be a big few weeks. The performance in the second half, if we go about our business like that we feel we will be OK, but we realise it will be a tough spell.”
Photo: Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas And Salvador Perez In Attendance For Kansas-Kansas State TodayPhoto: Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas And Salvador Perez In Attendance For Kansas-Kansas State Today
Today is the first Sunflower Showdown of the season between Kansas and Kansas State. Meetings between these two in-state rivals are big for both fan bases and the state itself, and this afternoon’s match-up at KU’s Allen Fieldhouse attracted several members of the 2014 American League Champion Kansas City Royals.Here’s a selfie of a trio of young Royals — first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and catcher Salvador Perez. The buzz on Twitter also indicates outfielder Jarrod Dyson made the trip. This fall, the upstart Royals reached their first World Series since 1985 before falling in seven games to the San Francisco Giants. Kansas is ranked ninth in the nation right now, and I’m sure Jayhawk fans are hoping their team can duplicate the Royals’ recent post-season run, albeit with a victory in the final contest.
Photo: This Georgia Tech Fan’s “Snow Buzz” Is Pretty AwesomePhoto: This Georgia Tech Fan’s “Snow Buzz” Is Pretty Awesome
Twitter/@mmoattsThe South was hit with a pretty sizable snowstorm over the past week, and college football fans in the region have had fun with the rare weather. Tennessee students had a snowball fight at Neyland Stadium, an enthusiastic Alabama fan screamed “Roll Tide” as he did donuts in his truck, and there have been plenty of creative snowmen. Our favorite may be this Georgia Tech fan’s “Snow Buzz,” which is exactly what it sounds like.#SnowBuzz has landed in #RVA, Virginia! #GoJackets #WeRunThisStateToo @GTAthletics @GeorgiaTech @GTPaulJohnson pic.twitter.com/24HsOXLbub— Matthew Oatts (@mmoatts) February 26, 2015Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be enough snow left to build a snow model of the Ramblin’ Wreck as well, but a great effort nonetheless.
Fan At Michigan vs. Michigan State Reportedly Had A Heart Attack During The Game’s Final PlayFan At Michigan vs. Michigan State Reportedly Had A Heart Attack During The Game’s Final Play
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 17: Fans attend the game between Eastern Michigan University Eagles and the University of Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Eastern Michigan 31-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)There are likely thousands of Michigan fans who felt like they’d had a heart attack during the final play of tonight’s game against Michigan State. Apparently, someone actually had one. According to ESPN’s Dan Murphy, a fan at Michigan Stadium had a heart attack during the game’s final play.Luckily, the fan appears to be in stable condition.A fan at Michigan Stadium had a heart attack on the final play of the game. Currently in stable condition at University Hospital.— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) October 18, 2015Fan who had the heart attack was sitting in opposite corner of the end zone where Watts-Jackson scored. Someone nearby performed CPR.— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) October 18, 2015Let’s hope for a full recovery.
Inter coach Luciano Spalletti has suggested Ivan Perisic will be allowed to leave for the right offer amid reports of interest from Arsenal.It was reported by BBC Sport that the Gunners want to loan the Croatia international with an option to buy him at the end of the season for £35 million ($46m). Meanwhile, Gazzetta dello Sport claims the Serie A side would be willing to let the winger go for a similar fee. Perisic has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, having been targeted by Manchester United in previous transfer windows. The 29-year-old admitted in December that he came close to joining the Old Trafford side, but was persuaded to stay at San Siro by Spalletti. 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 Nerazzurri boss suggested a reasonable offer could tempt them to sell Perisic this time around, but insists Arsenal are yet to put in an offer.”It is normal that during the market we are talking about a player like Perisic, because he is a strong player that everyone would want in their team,” he told reporters when asked about the Croatian’s future.”However, the talk must become concrete and then supported by the correct figures.”Inter are third in Serie A and pushing for a place in next season’s Champions League, and Spalletti says he expects Perisic and Real Madrid target Mauro Icardi to keep giving their all to the cause amid ongoing speculation.He added: “He knows what his job is, so he is expected to continue doing what he knows how to do, even trying to go for more like all the players, as well as Mauro Icardi. Mauro is having a season in line with his value.”Perisic has made 25 appearances in all competitions for Inter this season, scoring three times. His current contract runs until 2022.
big cat/VineA referee helped cause a fumble in the Sun Bowl.It’s tough out here for refs. Referees receive more criticism than they do praise, especially when the game is on the line. Usually, the criticism comes when a ref makes a bad call.Well, the Sun Bowl brought about a different kind of critique. North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky escaped the rush and darted up the field for a short gain, but ran into a ref on the way. The ref’s right hand hit the ball, and Trubisky fumbled.You can see the ref trying to escape the play, yet he doesn’t react quickly enough. Trubisky didn’t help matters, leaving the ball wide open for a defender, or in this case a ref, to come in and knock it outStanford recovered the fumble in North Carolina territory and went on to kick a field goal.Stanford leads North Carolina 13-7 at the half.
How Nick Saban’s Wife Reacted To His Controversial ESPN InterviewHow Nick Saban’s Wife Reacted To His Controversial ESPN Interview
Alabama head coach Nick Saban has talked from time to time about his wife, “Miss Terry,” and how she’s reacted to some of the things the Crimson Tide’s coach has done over the years.Miss Terry seems to have had a strong, unsurprising reaction to Saban’s controversial ESPN interview on Saturday night. She likely wasn’t a fan of how her husband handled things.Saban was asked today about how Miss Terry felt about that interview.“You know, Miss Terry has always tried to be supportive, but she makes no bones about correcting me if she thinks I need to be corrected,” Saban told reporters today. “And I think we’ll just leave it at that.”Saban himself thought he had to be corrected. He reportedly called Maria Taylor to apologize on Saturday night.This was the interview, for those unaware:Wow. Nick Saban was FEISTY with Maria Taylor. pic.twitter.com/zlEq4PHd13— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) September 2, 2018This was the back and forth, for those who can’t play the interview:Taylor: Everyone had questions about who was going to start at quarterback when this game started. What answers did you have about your quarterbacks after watching both of them play tonight?Saban: Well, I still like both guys. I think both guys are good players. I think both guys can help our team, aight. So, why do you continually try to get me to say something that doesn’t respect one of them. I’m not going to, so quit asking.Nick Saban has since named sophomore Tua Tagovailoa Alabama’s starting QB for Week 2. He says Jalen Hurts will continue to be used.
Star RB Is Reportedly Screaming About The Playcalling On SidelineStar RB Is Reportedly Screaming About The Playcalling On Sideline
UCF entered Week 7 of the 2018 college football season as one of the 11 remaining undefeated teams in the country.Will the Knights be leaving Week 7 undefeated? It’s not looking good.UCF is currently trailing Memphis. It’s Memphis 30, No. 10 UCF 17 midway through the third quarter.Players are getting frustrated.ESPN is reporting that star UCF running back Adrian Killins Jr. is yelling about the play-calling on the sideline.“ESPN sideline reporting that RB Adrian Killins Jr. has been screaming on the sideline, ‘We have to call better plays,’” ESPN’s Andrea Adelson tweeted.ESPN sideline reporting that RB Adrian Killins Jr. has been screaming on the sideline, ‘We have to call better plays.’— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) October 13, 2018It’s understandable that Killins and UCF are frustrated. The Knights have rushed for just 45 yards on 19 carries against Memphis so far this afternoon.UCF and Memphis, meanwhile, are playing on ABC/ESPN2.