Month: October 2019

10 months agoChesterfield boss Martin Allen: Loan system a lifesaver for clubs like ours

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chesterfield boss Martin Allen: Loan system a lifesaver for clubs like oursby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChesterfield boss Martin Allen says the loan system is good for clubs like his.The former West Ham midfielder wrote for the Daily Mail: “We know there are consequences when you drop out of the Football League. We’ve had to cut £21,000 a week from the wage bill since I arrived in the summer, but we have recently had to make six players on the periphery of the team available for transfer so we can bring new ones in. It’s at times like this that the loan system is particularly useful.”It’s got a bad name among those who only have eyes for the Premier League, because of the way that some of the biggest clubs stockpile players, to prevent competitors buying them, then farm them out on loan for years.”In our world, the loan system is a lifeline, giving players experience and adding quality to the team. As a manager, it’s where you look to build a reputation for coaching players and knowing how to help them make the next step.” last_img read more

10 months agoEx-Chelsea boss Conte rejects Boca Juniors in Man Utd hope

first_imgEx-Chelsea boss Conte rejects Boca Juniors in Man Utd hopeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has turned down an approach from Boca Juniors.The Sunday Express says the Italian fancies the opportunity to become Jose Mourinho’s permanent replacement at Manchester United.And it is claimed he has rejected the chance to become Boca Juniors’ new boss in a bid to remain available.Conte has been splitting his time between England and Italy since his departure from Chelsea.He reportedly expects to return to work next summer in preparation for the following campaign.The key to landing the job could be his relationship with Manchester United’s record signing Paul Pogba.Conte nurtured Pogba’s talents at Juventus following the Frenchman’s switch from United in 2012. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoBournemouth boss Howe unsure of Ake Chelsea clause

first_imgBournemouth boss Howe unsure of Ake Chelsea clauseby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe refused to discuss losing Nathan Ake after defeat at Everton on Sunday.In the morning, it was reported Chelsea were ready to buy back Ake.And Bournemouth would be powerless from preventing the deal due to a £40m clause in the Dutchman’s deal.But Howe claims he is unaware of a clause in Ake’s that would allow Chelsea to buy the defender back.“I know nothing about that, that’s for another day,” he said after Bournemouth’s defeat to Everton. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

24 days agoGianluigi Donnarumma rejects AC Milan contract offer

first_imgGianluigi Donnarumma rejects AC Milan contract offerby Carlos Volcano24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe future of Gianluigi Donnarumma at AC Milan is again in doubt.The Corriere dello Sport reports the goalkeeper, 20, has rejected a new contract offer tabled by Milan.The deal is worth €6m-a-year and the decision to turn it down is being driven by agent Mino Raiola.Milan remain determined to secure Donnarumma to new terms, with a reluctance inside the club to cash in on the youngster.Raiola and Donnarumma, meanwhile, are playing a dicey game given the last time they refused new terms offered by the Rossonero led to a major breakdown in the goalkeeper’s relationship with the support. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Governor Of New Mexico Donates $10,000 To UNM Hoops Star’s Cancer Charity

first_imgTwo basketballs ahead of the Final Four.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 29: A detail of NCAA Official Wilson basketballs are seen racked up on the court prior to Oregon playing against Louisville during the Midwest Region Semifinal round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Breast cancer is a very personal topic for University of New Mexico basketball star Hugh Greenwood. His mother is battling the disease, and just last week, Greenwood called out a Twitter troll who made horrific jokes about his mom’s illness as the source of motivation behind a 22-point, eight-rebound performance in a win over UNLV.Greenwood’s decision to admonish the Twitter user earned him plenty of support and generated some publicity for his charity, Pink Pack, which donates money to cancer research. In fact, New Mexico governor Susana Martinez was moved enough by Greenwood’s story that she donated $10,000 to his cause.Greenwood was touched by the gift, and acknowledged Martinez via Twitter:Absolutely Speechless! Words can’t even begin to describe how thankful I am to you @Gov_Martinez, and your $10,000 donation to @HGPinkPack!— Hugh Greenwood (@HGreenwood3) January 26, 2015What began as a cruel story about the ugly side of social media has transformed into a positive tale of human compassion. Hopefully there is a happy ending down the road for Greenwood’s mom.last_img read more

Video: Arizona’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson And Joseph Blair Had A Strange NCAA Tournament Poetry Slam

first_imgRondae Hollis-Jefferson performs some NCAA Tournament poetry.YouTube/Arizona WildcatsThe Arizona Wildcats, the two seed in the West Region, are one of the non-Kentucky favorites to win the NCAA Tournament. How is star forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson celebrating? By taking part in a very bizarre “poetry slam” with Wildcats’ graduate manager Joseph Blair. Luckily for Arizona fans, and unfortunately for those rooting for other teams in the West, Hollis-Jefferson is significantly better at basketball than he is a poetry…or whatever you want to call what he performed in that video. Arizona faces 15-seed Texas Southern at 2:10 p.m. on Thursday.last_img read more

Report: Mark May Booted From ESPN’s ‘College Football Final’

first_imgMark May talks before being laid off by ESPN.First, Rece Davis was named as Chris Fowler’s replacement for ESPN’s College GameDay. Next, Lou Holtz and the network reached a “mutual agreement” to part ways. Now, via Sports Business Journal, we’re learning that Mark May, the only on-air talent left from last year’s College Football Final roster, will be moving on as well. May will no longer be part of the show – instead, it’ll be hosted by Adnan Virk, with Joey Galloway and Danny Kanell in the analyst chairs. Yes, for those keeping score at home, an Ohio State alum has replaced possibly the biggest Buckeye-hater on the planet.Can confirm Joey Galloway is replacing Mark May on ESPN’s college football coverage. Big move for Galloway.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) June 1, 2015According to Awful Announcing, May isn’t being booted entirely from the network. He’ll reportedly be part of a different show that also features John Saunders and Mack Brown. May is one of the most criticized college football analysts in the sport. You can bet that this move will be met with applause from fans.last_img read more

Videos: The 10 Best Stadium Entrances In College Football

first_imgThe best part of a college football game might take place before the game even starts.  Where does Clemson's entrance rank?Where does Clemson’s entrance rank?We’re talking about that awesome moment before kickoff when the home team officially enters the stadium. Each college football program seems to have their own stadium entrance. They’ll play a certain song, run in from a special tunnel, be led out by a mascot or a live animal, etc. All of them are great and goose-bump inducing. Some, of course, are better than others. They’re more exciting, cooler to watch. We’ve decided to rank the best ones. Here are the top 10 entrances in college football. Start With No. 10 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11last_img read more

Dismal Dembele & woeful Wan-Bissaka fail Man Utd auditions

first_imgDean Henderson ended last season exhibiting as much confidence as David de Gea appeared to have lost. “Do I think I should be playing at Manchester United now? Yes, I do,” the 22-year-old declared, after helping Sheffield United secure promotion to the Premier League after a sensational season on loan at Bramall Lane. “I think I am good enough and I would help the team a lot, in a positive way.”  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? He proved his point again by walking away with the Man of the Match award in England’s European Under-21 Championship opener against France on Tuesday night. However, while Henderson strengthened his case despite finishing on the losing side, with France triumphing 2-1 thanks to a dramatic late comeback, two of his potential team-mates did dreadful damage to their prospects of a summer switch to Old Trafford. Manchester United have already had multi-million pound bids rejected for both Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Moussa Dembele. However, rather than increase their offers, they could now be considering lowering one, in the case of Wan-Bissaka, and even withdrawing the other, for Dembele. The pair were desperately poor in Cesena, as England slumped to a devastating defeat despite taking the lead early in the second half courtesy of an Iniesta-like jinking run and finish from Manchester City’s Phil Foden. Foden, Maddison, England U21Wan-Bissaka actually started strongly, putting in one solid tackle on fellow United target Dembele, but his distribution was atrocious and he played a number of misplaced passes.And then, in injury time, the Crystal Palace right-back put through his own net to gift France three precious points in a tournament where only the sides who top their groups are guaranteed a place in the semi-finals. Wan-Bissaka, England U21By that stage, Dembele must have been the most relieved man at the Dino Manuzzi stadium. He missed a succession of gilt-edged opportunities, including a first-half penalty, and France would have been punished for his profligacy had the excellent Jonathan Ikone not levelled for Les Espoirs with a fine finish with just over 60 seconds of normal time remaining. The two late goals were harsh on Henderson, whose heroics in between the sticks looked set to earn The Young Lions an unlikely win with just 10 men following Hamza Choudhury’s straight red card for a dreadful foul on Jonathan Bamba, which resulted in the winger being stretchered off the field. However, Henderson can take great comfort in the fact that United and their followers could not have been anything but impressed with his performance in Cesena. Sadly, the same cannot be said for either Wan-Bissaka or Dembele. This was a night of high drama but not a good one at all for two aspiring United starlets hoping to impress on the international stage.last_img read more

ESPN Reporter Pays Up On College Football Rivalry Bet

first_imgGeorgia's offense lined up against the Florida Gators defense.JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 29: Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators players line up before a snap during the first quarter of the game at EverBank Field on October 29, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)Florida-Georgia is one of the SEC’s top rivalries. The two teams usually battle it out yearly for SEC East supremacy, and the two fan bases aren’t particularly fond of each other.The rivalry extends off the gridiron as well. Even ESPN reporters are getting in on the act.It appears that Florida alum and ESPN reporter/host Laura Rutledge had a friendly wager with her colleague Maria Taylor. Taylor went to Georgia.Of course, Taylor was victorious, with Georgia dominating Florida in the second half on Saturday. That mean Rutledge had to pay up.She did today, posting a video on Instagram of her in a Georgia jersey, calling the ‘Dawgs.You can clearly tell it pained Rutledge to do that. Kudos to her though for following through.With the win over Florida, Georgia is still in the driver’s seat. The Bulldogs just need to win next week against Kentucky to essentially put a bow on things.Kentucky and Georgia will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS next Saturday.last_img read more