Ex-Chelsea captain Wise wants big name striker signingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea captain Dennis Wise wants to see the club spend big on a new striker signing.Wise believes the answer to their problems lie in Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski or Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.“Chelsea will want a striker,” Wise told the Daily Express.“Someone who can score goals and at the moment we haven’t got someone who will get 25 goals a season.“Unfortunately not loads of them about, so it’s about getting the right one. “There are a couple of goalscorers they should be willing to pay for, like Lewandowski or Jamie Vardy.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sneijder unsurprised Real Madrid struggling without Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWesley Sneijder isn’t surprised seeing Real Madrid struggle without Cristiano Ronaldo.Sneijder believes Ajax can upset Real in their Champions League round 16 clash.Sneijder told Marca: “I knew that Real Madrid depended a lot on Ronaldo, as he always made the difference. So it hasn’t been a surprise for me. Ronaldo always carried the team on his back and it seems, from what we’ve seen up until now, that Real Madrid depended on him a lot. “If Real Madrid did have him then Ajax’s chances of going through would be significantly reduced.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: Man City still world’s bestby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City are still the best team in the world.Klopp’s Liverpool are seven points ahead of City at the top of the Premier League table ahead of their encounter at the Etihad on Thursday night.But the German insists City are still the top team in world football.”It’s a normal game against Manchester City, a very difficult one, one of the most difficult games you can play in the modern football world, away at City. It’s a really strong football team with an outstanding manager and that’s how it is when you play them,” Klopp told a media conference.”You have to prepare as good as possible, we have to be brave, we have to be full of desire, angry again, like in all the other games. We have to be that, but with the knowledge that the opponent is, for me, still the best team in the world.”That’s how it is. I said it weeks ago because it’s 100 per cent my opinion because of how they play, all the things they achieved, they will achieve and all that stuff, so nothing changed. Only the points changed but not the preparation for the game.”
Hodgson admits Crystal Palace need striker signingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson admits they need a striker signing.Hodgson admits signing a striker is Crystal Palace’s top priority during the January transfer window.“Getting a striker is obviously something we would like because as we’ve seen once again, we can’t do much more in terms of dominating games,” Hodgson said.“It’s pretty obvious that if we had that person who score goals from nothing, or scores goals from half-chances, we’d be a lot higher up the Premier League and would have won our FA Cup game a lot earlier.“It’s early days in the transfer window and everybody knows this is a tough transfer window because clubs aren’t eager to let players go if they’re good enough.“You’re looking for the rare pearl – someone who is good enough who will make us better who at the same time for some reason is being released by their club.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Bernard says Everton players behind manager Marco Silvaby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton midfielder Bernard says the players are behind manager Marco Silva.Bernard scored in victory over West Ham.”We believe in the quality, knowledge and professionalism of Marco Silva,” Bernard said.”We have the quality, we are a good team with excellent players and know we should be doing better.”My immediate objective is for Everton to get out of the position we are in. But my main focus is to help the team by scoring goals, to help Everton achieve things.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
WACO, TX – OCTOBER 17: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first quarter at McLane Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)J.W. Ketchum III from Houston is one of two quarterbacks committed to Baylor in the 2015 class, and based on the birthday cake that he posted to Twitter this morning, he is a very solid verbal. my birthday cake was live #BU19 SIC’EM BEARS !! pic.twitter.com/es1CVVyhWH— KING✨ (@official_jk3) January 18, 2015Ketchum is a three-star recruit ranked as the 57th best prospect in Texas by 247Sports’ composite rankings. He and five-star Jarrett Stidham, who is already in Waco, are both vying to follow in the footsteps of Robert Griffin III and Bryce Petty.
Urban Meyer 3-Month-Old RecruitCollege football coaches have been known to start recruiting prospects when they’re pretty young; a couple years ago, a 13-year-old quarterback committed to USC. We’ve never seen one as young as this one, though. Urban Meyer recently sent a recruiting letter to Jack Nicholas Wolfgram, a three-month-old Buckeye fan who “needs to gain a little weight.” @collinnailor @Jones @LoriSchmidt sign him up. Baby Jack has been recruited by Urban #OSU #classof2033 pic.twitter.com/p6Rrfpiaxt— Nick W (@Wolfgram24) May 2, 2015This came after his parents sent Meyer a letter, boasting about their son’s [email protected] @collinnailor @Jones pic.twitter.com/m8jV9OXhh6— Nick W (@Wolfgram24) May 3, 2015Who will be Ohio State’s coach in 2033, anyway? [11W]
Oklahoma starting cornerback Jordan Thomas was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of public intoxication and assault & battery. Thomas appears in the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office desk blotter after being filed at 2:45 a.m. This is Thomas’ second arrest in the last eight months. On December 13, he spent a night in jail for failing to appear in court for traffic violations. Thomas was named to the All-Big 12 first team by ESPN, and second team by the Associate Press and Phil Steele last season.[Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 7: Fans congratulate the Ohio State Buckeyes as they leave the field following their 42-7 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs at Ohio Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Big college football programs are not huge fans of media access during the lead up to the season. Ohio State has doubled down on that, shutting down what the media can see at practice.It isn’t a huge surprise, given the uncertainly around the program with Urban Meyer on administrative leave. It hasn’t made the media’s job any easier though.We’re sure Buckeye fans and the program itself would love some attention paid to the team, which will enter the year as one of the favorites to play as a national championship. Instead, because they can’t see how Dwyane Haskins looks behind center, or what havoc Nick Bosa is wrecking on the practice field, the Urban Meyer remains as the most tangible thing we can grab onto.It’s incredible that Ohio State would rather the beat only cover the Urban/Zach saga than the actual team. Just an all-time miscalculation from a PR standpoint.— Ryan Ginn (@rmginn) August 16, 2018Interim head coach Ryan Day has not spoken to the media since stepping in for Meyer, and players have not been made available at all, which has also rustled feathers.Today, Ryan Day put out a lengthy update on Ohio State football, in lieu of an actual media session.In it, he breaks down the various position groups, and thanks the administration for their support in what is definitely a tough time for the program.pic.twitter.com/DkoupVMQRN— Ryan Day (@ryandaytime) August 17, 2018It is something, but it definitely isn’t the same as getting a full compliment of writers, especially with the large Buckeyes media corps, to break down the team.As many have noted, this doesn’t serve the fans, who are desperate for information and non-Meyer speculation, with just weeks until the team opens against Oregon State.Cleveland.com’s Doug Lesmerises took the opportunity to share his thoughts about how Ohio State football has handled the situation. The form in which he did it contains more than a little bit of snark.pic.twitter.com/nEgbUJLsn9— Doug Lesmerises (@DougLesmerises) August 17, 2018From his letter:“As representatives of you, the people, we feel reasonable access to the players and coaches you care so deeply about serves both the citizens and taxpayers of this state, as well as the program of which we speak. While some restrictions in the name of protecting amateur teenage athletes from the gaping maw of the voracious football writers of Columbus are expected and understood, come on, we really hope we can interview them soon.”Lesmerises is not the only member of the media to share his disappointment with how Ohio State has handled this part of the situation. Others from around the college football world have done the same.This is, apparently, instead of having media come to camp and report on it. (everything’s been closed during the investigation) https://t.co/AAGWe1pKSk— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 17, 2018Day ended his letter by thanking the media “for their patience and understanding.” Remember, by not allowing interviews, OSU is not denying the media as much as the team’s fans, who rely on the media for much of their information about the team.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) August 17, 2018Ohio State press conferences, now delivered by carrier pigeon https://t.co/RnIReqEypy— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) August 17, 2018Ohio State has been under a media blackout, so they instead release this. Laughable. (Not blaming Ryan for this at all). https://t.co/8X2KuITxQY— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) August 17, 2018Media will be allowed to view the first three periods of tomorrow’s practice. However, it doesn’t sound like there will be any chance of interviews.
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is still months away, but preseason projections are rolling in from ESPN.The Worldwide Leader published its initial College Football Playoff projections this morning, using its Football Power Index.ESPN believes two teams are locks for the postseason.All of ESPN’s projections have both Alabama and Clemson making the College Football Playoff. They are the only two teams in each of the projections.Statistically, ESPN gives Clemson a better than 80 percent chance to make the playoff, with Alabama at better than 70 percent.No other team on ESPN’s projections has a better than 50 percent chance of making it.You can view all of ESPN’s projections here.