Tunisia vs Spain: TV, stream & preview

first_imgSpain Tunisia vs Spain: TV channel, live stream, squad news & match preview Goal Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 6/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Julen Lopetegui Spain Italy WC Qualifiers Getty Images Spain Friendlies Tunisia v Spain Tunisia World Cup Julen Lopetegui’s side continue their preparations for the tournament in Russia, where they are set to face Portugal, Iran and Morocco Spain continue their World Cup preparations with an international friendly against fellow qualifiers Tunisia this weekend.La Roja drew 1-1 with Switzerland in their last pre-tournament outing, while Tunisia played out a pulsating 2-2 draw with Turkey.Thus, both sides need momentum prior to the tournament kick-off, adding a slice of intrigue to the encounter. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Goal brings you all you need to know ahead of the friendly clash between the two sides including team news, squad predictions and TV information. Game Tunisia vs Spain Date Saturday, June 9 Time 7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United Kingdom (UK) the game can be watched live on television on FreeSports, as well as being available to stream live online using TVPlayer. UK TV channel Online stream FreeSports TV Player In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on ESPN Deportes, and can be streamed live online through WatchESPN.  US TV channel Online stream ESPN Deportes WatchESPN Squads & Team News Position Tunisia players Goalkeepers Ben Mustapha, Hassen, Mathlouthi Defenders Bedoui, Benalouane, Ben Youssef, Bronn, Haddadi, Meriah, Maaloul, Nagguez Midfielders Bari, Ben Amor, Chaalali, Khalil, Khaoui, Sassi, Skhiri, Sliti, Srarfi Forwards Khalifa, Khazri, Ben Youssef Tunisia have a couple of players who feature regularly in Europe’s top leagues, and will look to Wahbi Khazri to provide the magic required to give Spain a shock. The 27-year-old enjoyed a productive season at Rennes, on loan from Sunderland, and provides the magic touch.Elsewhere, Aymen Mathlouthi is an experienced goalkeeper and has won nearly 70 caps for his country, but the midfield is relatively inexperienced – only two players have over 20 caps.Potential Tunisia starting XI: Mathlouthi; Bronn, Ben Youssef, Meriah, Maaloul; Khaoui, Skhiri, Sassi; Badri, Khazri, Sliti Position Spain players Goalkeepers De Gea, Kepa, Reina Defenders Carvajal, Pique, Nacho, Odriozola, Azpilicueta, Ramos, Monreal, Alba Midfielders Busquets, Iniesta, Saul, Koke, Thiago, Asensio, Silva, Isco Forwards Rodrigo, Vazquez, Aspas, Costa Spain have one of the strongest squads in the entire World Cup, but were held to a dour 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their last friendly outing.Manager Julen Lopetegui used that game to make a number of tweaks to his starting XI; the likes of Iago Aspas, Alvaro Odriozola and Koke all started. It remains to be seen if he will be as experimental this time out.Potential Spain starting XI: De Gea; Carvajal, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta; Silva, Isco, Asensio; CostaBetting & Match Odds Spain are overwhelming favourites with dabblebet, and can be found at 2/7. Tunisia can be backed at 10/1, while the draw is found at 4/1.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for this weeks’ international friendly matches. Match Preview Alvaro Odriozola SpainBoth Tunisia and Spain will face stern opposition in Russia, with the African side placed into a group with Belgium, England and Panama, and La Roja due to face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, as well as Iran and Morocco.Lopetegui has yet to truly see his side click, but all of the talent is there, particularly in midfield. Indeed, the likes of David Silva and Isco may be forced to settle for a place on the bench when Spain kick off their tournament against Portugal.Tunisia do not have anywhere near as many riches, but they will be pinning their hopes on Wahbi Khazri, who plundered 11 goals and four assists this season in Ligue 1.Tunisia drew with Turkey last time out in an ill-tempered affair, and will hope to cause a shock as they prepare to take on two of Europe’s other heavyweights when the tournament kicks off later this month.Spain, meanwhile, must have the minimum expectation of reaching the semi-finals, and must pick up their momentum soon, with the Euro 2016 champions lying in wait.last_img read more

In The Spotlight – Queensland Spirit

first_imgIn the twelfth edition of In The Spotlight, the Queensland Spirit’s Tyson Brough speaks about his team’s preparation in the lead up to the Elite Eight. How does it feel to be a part of the 2011 Elite Eight series?It’s an honour to be part of the first Elite Eight series. It’s a new challenge for everyone and should be interesting to see how it goes. I’m sure this new concept should produce a terrific standard of Touch Footy.How is your team’s preparation going in the lead up to the event?Our preparation hasn’t been too bad. We’ve had a few players pull out so we have been chopping and changing every week. We lost a key player in Ash Farrow which didn’t help but we should be sweet. It’s good because Brisbane and Sunny Coast play the same sort of style so when we combined we all seem to gel really well. What would you say are the strengths of your team?We have a good mixture of youth and experienced players. With the likes of Sebe Ray, Chris Farrow and Michael Baartz leading its helped the young guys a lot. In saying that, the young ones have brought a lot to the team and everyone seems to be pretty happy. We also have players who fly under the radar and might surprise some people. Dean Taylor is the man to watch as he runs so fast he now no longer has any hair. Also we all get on really well which is a major part for any teams success. Who do you expect to be your toughest opponents?With the Elite Eight there are no easy games anymore so every one will be tough. You look through every team’s line up and they all have big game players. What would it mean to you to win the Elite Eight series?It would be amazing to win the inaugural Elite Eight competition and be the first name on the trophy. It would make the after party a lot better too. Carn’ the Spirit…Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every team in the Elite Eight series. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information in the lead up to and during the 2011 X-Blades National Touch League, go to www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com and don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook  and Twitter by clicking on the following links:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

Play By The Rules e-Bulletin

first_imgPlease find enclosed the Play By The Rules e-Bulletin for March/April, which includes the latest news and information on keeping sport safe, fair and inclusive.In this edition, read articles about club culture, new toolkits to help your association and several grants currently available. To find out more about Play By The Rules, please visit their website:www.playbytherules.net.au To view this e-Bulletin, please click on the attachment below.Related Filespbtr-ebulletin-march-april-2013-pdfRelated LinksPlay By The Ruleslast_img

10 months agoMan Utd ready to rip heart out of Tottenham management team

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd ready to rip heart out of Tottenham management teamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United want to rip the heart out of Tottenham’s management team.The Times says United are preparing an offer for manager Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff of Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jimenez.They are also keen on landing Tottenham’s head of coaching and player development John McDermott.Pochettino was stopped from answering questions on speculation linking him to the Manchester United job at a Spurs press conference earlier this week.When previewing Sunday’s Premier League game at Everton, questions on the subject were repeatedly shut down by the club’s press officer, who insisted the matter had already been discussed. last_img read more

10 months ago​Juventus offer Khedira for Arsenal midfielder Ramsey

first_img​Juventus offer Khedira for Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus are willing to sign Aaron Ramsey in the January transfer window.Ramsey is out of contract in the summer, when Juve and other clubs could sign him on a free.But the Italian giants want him now to help with their battle to win the UEFA Champions League.And Calciomercato suggests that Juve could offer Arsenal a swap deal with Sami Khedira to secure Ramsey this month.The outlet claims Khedira is a player that Unai Emery would like to sign at the Emirates Stadium club.28-year-old Ramsey has 2 goals and 6 assists in 18 Premier League appearances this season – with 10 coming as a substitute. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoChelsea striker Tammy Abraham AWOL from Aston Villa training

first_imgChelsea striker Tammy Abraham AWOL from Aston Villa trainingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham was missing from Aston Villa training today.The Mirror says Abraham went AWOL from Aston Villa earlier today to force through a move to Wolves.The on-loan Chelsea striker ,21, who has 16 goals in 20 games, was expected to report for Villa training Monday morning.But he didn’t show after asking Chelsea to cancel his loan and send him to Premier League Wolves instead.It is a nightmare for Villa who will be forced to splash out on a new striker instead this month. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month ago​Arsenal loanee Nketiah fires Leeds past Barnsley

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal loanee Nketiah fires Leeds past Barnsleyby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United sealed a tough away win in the Championship over Barnsley.The promotion hopefuls left it late in the game but sealed all three points with a 2-0 win.Loanee Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to break the deadlock, while Mateusz Klich made the game safe for Leeds.Both teams had chances early in the game, with the action being end to end.But it was not until the calmness of Nketiah coming off the sub’s bench that Leeds got their breakthrough.Barnsley may feel hard done by, given their excellent performance in the game.They had picked a very young side for the clash, with all their players aged 24 or less. last_img read more

a month agoSouthampton smash four past fierce rivals Portsmouth

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southampton smash four past fierce rivals Portsmouthby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton thrashed fierce rivals Portsmouth 4-0 on Tuesday to seal their place in the Carabao Cup fourth-round.Danny Ings scored twice while there were also goals for Cedric Soares and Nathan Redmond.It was Saints’ first win at Fratton Park since 1984.”This is more than only reaching the next round,” said Hasenhuttl.”This is about reaching the hearts of the fans. I am very happy for them.”I knew it was massive game for them and I think we really didn’t start well in this game, but the players knew they had to fight for every inch.” last_img

22 days agoArsenal midfielder Willock praises Emery: He gives youngsters a chance

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal midfielder Willock praises Emery: He gives youngsters a chanceby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJoe Willock has praised Unai Emery for giving Arsenal’s youngsters a chance. Alongside peers Reiss Nelson and Gabriel Martinelli, Willock was instrumental in Thursday’s 4-0 win over Standard Liege.It was the 20-year-old’s ninth appearance from 10 possible games across all competitions.He told BT Sport:”One of my targets is to get more goals in my game and it’s even better that my goal and my team’s goals has also come with a clean sheet.”The manager told us to keep going even if it’s three or four nil. We want to get the ball back and get more goals. He drills that into us.”We have a manager here who wants to play youngsters and I have to make sure I take my chances and prove why that is the way forward.” last_img read more

13 days agoBurnley boss Dyche backing Taylor for England call

first_imgBurnley boss Dyche backing Taylor for England callby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche says Charlie Taylor can win an England call in the future. The left back only made his first Premier League appearance of the season off the bench against Everton on Saturday. “I think it’s interesting for me, over these years, and now we’re very confidently talking about Burnley players being in the England squad,” Dyche said.“I remember when Tom Heaton got his first call up, it was ‘wow, Burnley haven’t had an England player for however many years’, and now we’re talking about it free and easy, saying, okay, Tom, Keano (Michael Keane), Corky (Jack Cork) got one out of the blue of course, you could argue last season for Westy (Ashley Westwood), just if you were going on form, and performances.“I still think there’s a lot of room and time for Charlie Taylor to go into that thinking, along his development line. Erik’s doing well at the moment, but that doesn’t mean I’ve got a lack of belief in Charlie.“It’s good to say Burnley players are being talked about as freely as we are with the national side, and other international players as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Notre Dame RB Josh Adams Sprinted For A 98-Yard TD Against Wake Forest

first_imgJosh Adams stiff arms a defender on his way to the endzone.Josh Adams TDNo C.J. Prosise, no problem for Notre Dame. Freshman Josh Adams, who is filling in for Prosise, just broke off a 98-yard touchdown run to put the No. 4 Irish up 21-0 on Wake Forest.Buried at the their own 1 following a fourth-down stop, Notre Dame called for a quarterback sneak on first down before handing to Adams on 2nd-and-9. The result was the longest run ever at Notre Dame Stadium and the longest play from scrimmage in program history. Josh Adams takes it 98 yards To. The. House!!! 21-0 Notre Dame #WAKEvsND pic.twitter.com/d2ikSHNqTj— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) November 14, 2015Nasty stiff-arm there too from Adams.Stiff arm to paradise https://t.co/k95mgyRFX9— Boba Bettis (@CBusIrish) November 14, 2015Not too bad for the freshman.last_img

Allegri furious at ‘pressure’ on Italian referees

first_imgMassimiliano Allegri has refused to pin blame on referee Luca Banti after Juventus drew 2-2 at Atalanta, claiming there is “no desire to improve Italian football”.Allegri had to turn to Cristiano Ronaldo – who had been rested for Wednesday’s fixture – to salvage a share of the spoils at Atalanta, with the forward coming on from the bench to head in a late equaliser.Berat Djimsiti’s own-goal had put Juve ahead early on, but Duvan Zapata’s double saw Atalanta take the lead, with Rodrigo Bentancur’s dismissal for a second yellow card having made matters more complicated for Juve. 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? But Allegri did not single out referee Banti, instead turning attention to Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, who on Monday criticised the appointment of Paolo Mazzoleni’s for their clash with Inter, suggesting that Serie A officials are under too much pressure.”My patience has run out, but it’s better to talk about the game, I’m not in a good mood,” a frustrated Allegri told Sky Sport Italia.”I don’t talk about referees, Banti officiated well and these things happen. Outside we hear heavy statements from club owners about referees, speaking and moralising.”I’ll leave Banti, who refereed well, aside because it’s not elegant to make these allusions and declarations. I’ll never speak, we need to educate the fans.”But my patience is running out, in Italy we can’t improve with the example set by certain people.2 – Prior to today the last time Juventus conceded two goals in a Serie A game was in MD1 against Chievo. Hit. #AtalantaJuve— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) December 26, 2018″I could make a scene but that would be wrong, in Italy anything and everything goes and we never learn.”I’m sorry for Italian football, there’s no desire to improve Italian football. “I’m disappointed for the children and my children. We don’t want to improve this sport.”last_img read more

Bordeaux deny asking for Sala fee

first_imgBordeaux have denied demanding a fee for missing striker Emiliano Sala following his move to Cardiff City.Sala completed a club-record transfer to Premier League side Cardiff before the plane he was aboard went missing en route to the Welsh capital from Nantes on Monday.The search for Sala – who had been back in France bidding farewell to his team-mates at Nantes – was ended by Guernsey Police on Thursday, though the 28-year-old’s family are determined to resume the operation. 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? Amid the heartache, reports have emerged that Bordeaux asked for a fee from Sala’s transfer, believed to be 50 per cent following his spell at the club from 2012 to 2015, though the Ligue 1 outfit dismissed those claims.Communiqué du club https://t.co/SrGQ0ZfjDB pic.twitter.com/CalZCfZwEU— FC Girondins de Bordeaux (@girondins) January 27, 2019″FC Girondins de Bordeaux formally denies the information published in the Presse Ocean newspaper that the club claimed its ‘due’ on the occasion of the transfer of Emiliano Sala,” Bordeaux said in a statement.”In today’s sad circumstances, Girondins de Bordeaux express their support for Emiliano Sala’s family and friends.”Sala’s family reached their €300,000 crowdfunding target in their bid to resume the search for the Argentine forward.Search and rescue efforts had spanned three days without a trace of the Piper Malibu aircraft before the authorities opted to call a halt to their scanning of the area.A GoFundMe page was created by non-profit organisation Sport Cover on Friday, with “its sole purpose” being to help continue the search for Sala and Ibbotson.The pot surpassed the €300,000 mark on Sunday, with a donation of €30,010 from Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe helping it over the line. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Australia handed ‘rubbish’ red card against Norway

first_imgAustralian defender Alanna Kennedy was shown a straight red card against Norway in their Round of 16 clash at the Women’s World Cup to the disbellief of players and fans. After the Matildas forced the match into extra time, Kennedy was given her marching orders in the 104th minute with scores locked at 1-1 after appearing to drag down a Norwegian attacker.The referee ruling that Kennedy was the last defender and denied a clear goal scoring opportunity with VAR deciding against overturning the decision. 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? With question marks over whether Norway were in a position to score and the level of Kennedy’s contact, the red card didn’t go down well with those watching on. Jeepers this ref is doing a number on Australia. #AUSNOR— Daniel Garb (@DanielGarb) June 22, 2019That’s such an awful call. I’m offended.— Heath Pearce (@heathpearce) June 22, 2019Sorry for this at this hour…But think of the worst smelling number 2 a child can leave in their nappy and that is still not close to the pungency that equals that particular decision.— Adam Peacock (@adampeacock3) June 22, 2019Rubbish…— Tara Rushton (@TaraRushton) June 22, 2019Was it a red card? Should Kennedy have been sent?#OptusSport #FIFAWWC #NORAUS #NOR #AUS pic.twitter.com/s7YkgqxOJU— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) June 22, 2019Another disgraceful decision. A clear yellow for Kennedy, but certainly not a red. How is #VAR not recommending a pitch-side review of that one? Absolute shambles & sums up the woeful officiating all tournament. #Matildas right up against it here. #NORAUS #FIFAWWC— Rob Greenwood (@robgreenwood1) June 22, 2019The Matildas were also denied a penalty earlier in the match with VAR that time intervening to rule against Australia.Norway were unable to capitalise on Kennedy’s dismissal in extra time but would triumph on penalties as they booked their place in the quarter-finals. Kennedy, who was unable to watch the rest of the match due to a faulty TV, believes her sending off was harsh.”I felt at the time that my body was in front of hers and it was more or less a 50/50 and as a striker you go down and milk it a little bit, but the decision is what it is and the girls did really well to get us into penalties and that shows the character in our team and we will come back from this,” Kennedy said post-match. “I think there needs to be a lot more clarity around the decisions of the referees.”I think its been questionable throughout the whole tournament, and that’s not the way we want to play.”last_img read more

Lindelof looking forward to welcoming fresh faces

first_imgVictor Lindelof is looking forward to welcoming both a fresh start and fresh faces to Manchester United during an important summer for the club.Having seen a 2018-19 campaign which promised much deliver very little, the Red Devils find themselves rebuilding once more.Daniel James has become the first signing of what is expected to be a busy transfer window, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka potentially the next new arrival in a £55 million ($70m) switch from Crystal Palace. 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? United are moving quickly to get additions on board, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eager to have as long as possible to work with big-money signings before the 2019-20 campaign gets underway.Lindelof says those already at Old Trafford will endeavour to make that process as painless as possible, with any injection of talent set to be embraced.The Swedish defender, who linked up with the Red Devils in 2017, told the club’s official website: “Pre-season is very important for the team.“New players come in and meet the group and I think it’s vital, especially this season, that we’re all together in the beginning and work through things we want to do and the things we want to improve, so yeah I would say pre-season is very important.“When I had just signed for the club, it was important for me to meet and bond with all the players and staff, see what what kind of personalities there are and see how the club worked. I really enjoyed it.”Pontus Jansson LeedsUnited are set to open their pre-season schedule with a game against Perth Glory on July 13, before then facing old adversaries Leeds four days later.Lindelof is excited by a meeting with the Whites that will see him going head-to-head with fellow countryman Pontus Jansson.He added: “I’ve never played against them but I’ve heard about the rivalry with Leeds of course.“Even if it is a pre-season game, I think it’s going to be a tough one.“I have a Swedish friend playing there so it’s also going to be fun. I’m looking forward to that game.”For now, though, Lindelof is focused on getting himself into the best possible shape for the challenges to come – both friendly and competitive.He said: “We are professionals so even when we’re on holiday we still have to train and keep the fitness levels up.“The most important thing in pre-season is to get minutes on the pitch, feel the rhythm of the game and work through the tactics, so that everyone knows exactly what we want to do.”United will kick off their Premier League season with a home date against Chelsea on August 11. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Roma confirm €23.5m signing of Betis goalkeeper Lopez

first_imgRoma have announced the signing of Spanish goalkeeper Pau Lopez from Real Betis, for a fee of €23.5 million (£21m/$26m).The 24-year-old made 35 appearances for Betis last season after they had signed him on a free transfer from Espanyol. He played 78 times for the Catalan club, having joined them in 2014. The one-cap Spain international has signed a five-year deal with Giallorossi, and will compete with Sweden international Robin Olsen for the No. 1 jersey in the Italian capital.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare “It’s almost impossible to say no to a club like Roma,” Lopez said in a statement released by his new team.“This is an important step forward in my career. I am happy with the trust placed in me by this great club. I feel ready to face this new challenge.”He was welcomed to Roma by the club’s Sporting Director Gianluca Petrarchi, who has been busy since taking over the role on July 1.Lopez is the fourth signing the club have made since then. The shot-stopper joins Amadou Diawara, Bryan Cristante and Leonardo Spinazzola as new members of Paulo Fonseca’s side.The fee for the Spaniard raises Roma’s spending this summer to over €100m.“I am very pleased with the arrival of Pau Lopez to the team,” Petrarchi added to the club’s statement.“Despite being a very young boy he still has 100 appearances in a competitive championship like La Liga.“I am convinced that he will be able to do well also with us and grow a lot thanks to the staff of Mr. Fonseca.”It has been a summer of upheaval for Roma, club captain Daniele De Rossi was told his contract would not be renewed, ending an 18-year association with the club.Partially as a result of the treatment of De Rossi club legend Francesco Totti left the club, ending a 30-year spell.Totti, Roma’s leading goalscorer laid the blame at the feet of club chairman James Palotta, and said leaving his childhood team was ‘like dying.’He said he would return to the club in the event that Palotta left, accusing the American owner of wanting ‘Romans out of Roma.’last_img read more

Tottenham agree £25m Sessegnon deal

first_imgRyan Sessegnon is heading to Tottenham to undergo a medical after Spurs agreed a £25 million deal (€27m/$30m) with Fulham.The agreement also involves Josh Onomah heading to the Championship club as Mauricio Pochettino looks to bring in more fresh faces on deadline day.Sessegnon pushed for a move away from his boyhood club as his contract had just one year left to run, with the transfer due to be finalised before the 5pm deadline for English clubs. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? There had been slow progress with talks all summer although Onomah’s inclusion in the deal led to a decisive breakthrough.Sessegnon is regarded as one of English football’s top talents and was part of the England squad for the Under-21 European Championship.He burst onto the scene at Craven Cottage as a 16-year-old, scoring 21 goals in 75 Championship appearances for the Cottagers over two seasons.The left-back, who can also play as a winger, struggled to repeat that form following Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League last season, however, as he found the net on just two occasions in his 35 appearances.Onomah, meanwhile, was keen to move to Fulham after only making 32 appearances for boyhood club Spurs, with him having moved further down the first-team pecking order.The 22-year-old academy graduate spent last year on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and he also had a temporary spell at Aston Villa before that.Spurs want to add further talent to their squad before the window closes and Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has also agreed on a move to the Champions League finalists.Pochettino’s side have also reached a €70m (£65m/$78m) agreement with Juventus for Paulo Dybala although it appears unlikely they will be able to match the Argentine’s wage demands.Philippe Coutinho is another who is on the north London club’s radar, with Barcelona keen to secure a loan agreement with the Premier League club to allow them to focus their attentions on re-signing Neymar.Like the Dybala transfer, though, there is more scepticism that a move will actually go ahead, hence Spurs’s decision to push on with talks for Betis star Lo Celso.last_img read more

Analyst Calls For Major Head Coach To Be Fired

first_imgLouisville's players take the field for a football game.LOUISVILLE, KY – OCTOBER 1: The Louisville Cardinals run on the field before the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Papa John’s Stadium on October 1, 2005 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Everyone probably knew that Clemson would blow out Louisville football today. The Tigers are cruising to the College Football Playoff, and the post-Lamar Jackson era Cardinals have sunk to the bottom of the ACC.I don’t think even the most optimistic Clemson fan would’ve called today’s score though.The Tigers rolled to a 77-16 win at home. Things were so bad, that Trevor Lawrence only threw 12 passes for 59 yards before leaving the game for Chase Brice.Clemson’s rushing statistics are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. As a team, the Tigers ran the ball 37 times for 492 yards and five scores.Three guys—Travis Etienne, Lyn-J Dixon, and Tavien Feaster—broke 100 yards, but none carried the rock more than eight times. In total, 14 players recorded carries according to ESPN’s box score.Looking for an upset win by Louisville football was too much, but this performance might be the final nail in a well-secured coffin for Bobby Petrino’s tenure at UL.SB Nation‘s Jason Kirk is not a Louisville fan, but even he didn’t waste time in summing things up with his post on the game.https://t.co/Hko6ZxZPiz— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) November 3, 2018Things were so bad today, that Dabo Swinney found a way to get his son Will, a walk-on, a score.Will Swinney is in for the TD!And looks like Dabo couldn’t be happier ? pic.twitter.com/qjhPHrWky7— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 3, 2018The name everyone points to as the next Louisville coach is Jeff Brohm. He’s done an amazing job at Western Kentucky, replacing Petrino, and now Purdue. However, he’s likely to get looks at the biggest jobs that open this year, and while UL is his alma mater, and maybe a better job than Purdue on paper, it’s not a guarantee that he makes that jump.Brohm recently let everyone know how happy he is at Purdue, amid the rumors. Louisville will be a big draw for him, but it doesn’t feel like a slam dunk right now.last_img read more

Look At What Coach O Did To His Headset During The Fiesta Bowl

first_imgEd Orgeron of the LSU Tigers calls a timeout during the second half of a game against the Mississippi Rebels.BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 22: Head coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers calls a timeout during the second half of a game against the Mississippi Rebels at Tiger Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)UCF is giving LSU and Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron all they can handle in the Fiesta Bowl today.Coach O’s team quickly fell into an 11-point hole in the first quarter, but rebounded in the second quarter and took a 24-14 lead with 7:11 remaining.But on the final UCF play of the half, quarterback Darriel Mack Jr. found Gabriel Davis for a 32-yard touchdown to cut LSU’s lead to just 24-20.Oregeron was none too happy to give up such a huge play at the end of the half and promptly took out his anger on his headset.Coach O…..SMASH pic.twitter.com/tmBs5xqAtf— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) January 1, 2019Orgeron is trying to get his first 10-win season as a coach and deliver the first-ever Fiesta Bowl to LSU, so perhaps it’s understandable that he’s frustrated that the game is so close.The question on everyone’s mind is likely, why do SEC coaches keep breaking their headsets in anger even though they’re winning?In the Orange Bowl on Saturday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban similarly smashed his headset after a mistake by one of his players even though he was comfortably ahead of Oklahoma.LSU and UCF are playing on ESPN.last_img read more

How Much The A’s Reportedly Ended Up Offering Kyler Murray

first_imgKyler Murray throws a pass in warmups.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws during warm ups before the game against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)When the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft gets underway next Thursday, there is a chance Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray’s name is called with the No. 1 overall pick. If it isn’t, the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner shouldn’t have to wait long to be chosen.It has been a whirlwind few months for Murray, who the Oakland A’s selected with the ninth overall pick of last June’s MLB Draft. It was a bold move, especially considering Oakland agreed to give Murray a $4.6 million bonus to sign with them and commit to baseball.However, after a huge fall on the gridiron, many began to wonder if Murray would have a change of heart. Eventually, he did, and spurned the A’s to pursue his football career.Murray has to pay back the portion of his bonus that he’s already received, as well as forfeit the rest of it. According to Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko, the $4.6 million is only the beginning of what Murray is giving up by picking football.Per Klemko’s latest feature, the A’s offered Murray eight figures in guaranteed money when they tried to persuade him to stick with baseball earlier this winter.Here’s what Murray wasn’t disclosing, though. According to a source close to the family, the A’s contingent that visited Kyler in January offered him a contract worth $14 million in guaranteed cash, in addition to his signing bonus. (The deal would have required that Oakland take the extreme step of adding Murray to its 40-man roster and would have paid out a figure similar to that of a top 10 NFL draft pick. For context, Bears linebacker Roquan Smith, who went eighth in 2018, signed a four-year deal worth $18.5 million.) But Kyler turned down that offer, and his family has kept those financials out of the media.That’s a strong offer by Oakland. Sure, Murray would have a way to go before he could earn a lucrative major league contract, but $14 million just to get your foot in the door is tough to turn down.Murray has been rumored to be the preferred target of the Arizona Cardinals, who owns the No. 1 pick, throughout this offseason. However, Arizona would presumably need to work out a trade of last year’s first-round pick, quarterback Josh Rosen, to make room for Murray.The 2019 NFL Draft will be held April 25-27 in Nashville.last_img read more