About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd caretaker boss Solskjaer determined to ‘enjoy the ride’by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he’s determined to “enjoy the ride” after taking charge this week.Solskjaer says it’s important for the players to start enjoying their football again.He said, “It’s great. It feels like coming home. It’s been a few whirlwind days. It’s been very hectic. It’s great to see everyone again.””I’m going to enjoy the ride. It’s six months. I’m back home. I’m going to be myself.”The club is running a process to find the next manager so I’m going to be myself in the meantime with Mick, Kieran and Michael.”We’ll get the players enjoying their football again.”Solskjaer added: “We’ve got a great set-up. The analysts were watching Cardiff this morning. I’ve seen the teams, I watch the Premier League.”It’s about us though, not the opposition. We want to see the players express themselves. Our main focus is us, the opposition comes later.”
Tarkowski pleased to captain Burnley to FA Cup winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley defender James Tarkowski was pleased with their 1-0 FA Cup win over Barnsley.Tarkowski was delighted to lead Burnley to the victory and cap a near perfect week for the Clarets.“I played a bit out there when I was in the youth team at Oldham so I had a slight experience of it, but I enjoyed myself out there,” said Tarkowski, who was pressed into action with Phil Bardsley and Matt Lowton both out injured.“I thought Barnsley played some good football but in the main we were quite secure at the back, which is always important in games like this – not to give away too many chances.“And in the second half we had a couple of good chances and the penalty at the end, which gave us a great chance to win the game and which Woody put away.“He’s on a nice little streak now and hopefully he can keep that up.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Watford loanee Lukebakio nominated for Bundesliga awardby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford loanee Dodi Lukebakio has continued to impress on loan at Fortuna Dusseldorf.His performances in recent weeks have earned him a nomination for the Rookie of the Month award in Germany.He has been in great form all season, netting a hat trick against Bayern Munich and scoring against Borussia Dortmund as well.The 21-year-old has seven goals in 15 appearances for Fortuna this season.There is hope he will be back with Watford for next season.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester star Maddison determined to stay groundedby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City ace James Maddison is determined not to let his success go to his head.Maddison is confident his family will keep him in line.He told the Daily Mail: “I would never want to come across as arrogant because I wasn’t brought up that way and my mum would be the first to give me a clip around the ear if she thought I was being like that. But I think you have to be confident and have belief in yourself because no one is going to believe in you for you.”He adds: “I’m not conscious of what other people think to be honest. I’ll know if I cross that line and I don’t think I do because I’d never want to be arrogant. There’s no positive of being arrogant, it’s a negative trait.”I am a confident guy and I will always say that but I wasn’t raised to be arrogant, I don’t agree with that. Confidence can go to a certain extent without it being arrogant and I hope I get that balance right and the people that don’t think that, they obviously don’t know me well enough.”
Leicester defender Ben Chilwell: Why I rejected Liverpool at 17by Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Ben Chilwell admits turning down Liverpool as a teenager.And the England international insists he has no regrets.”I was 17 at the time. My agent looked at it all by talking to Liverpool and Leicester about the situation,” Chilwell told Sky Sports.”At that time I was breaking through the U21 team at Leicester, so I was just focused on getting in there and moving on to the first team here.”I certainly have no regrets. Looking back at how the past four, five years have gone with eight starts for England, I am very pleased.”Leicester was the right place for me at the time and the older players have helped me a lot. The staff has kept me to the ground, so I certainly have no regrets.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Amari Cooper’s time at Alabama has come to an end, as the wide receiver is headed to the NFL, but the former star will be forever remembered inside the Crimson Tide’s facility. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound wideout is one of the greatest wide receivers in Alabama history, so it’d be pretty tough to forget him, but that won’t be possible now, anyway. Cooper’s name has been etched into the first-team All-American wall inside the Crimson Tide’s facility, next to the other wide receivers who accomplished similar greatness. Cooper finished his Alabama career with 3,463 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns. He’s expected to be an early-to-mid first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
ESPN’s College GameDay is basically being broadcast through a blizzard in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Saturday morning.The ESPN College GameDay staff gets to go on some really cool trips, but we imagine they’re all less-than-thrilled with Saturday’s situation. College GameDay is currently being broadcast through a blizzard in Kalamazoo ahead of tonight’s Western Michigan vs. Buffalo matchup. Sam Ponder, in particular, is getting the worst of it out in the crowd.Fans though, showed up in droves. Some aren’t even wearing shirts – they’re crazy.Is this happening? Yes, this is happening!#RTBGameDay #rowtheboat #GetUpKalamazoo pic.twitter.com/2AOVP46mX9— WMU Football (@WMU_Football) November 19, 2016Sam Ponder having a tough morning out there pic.twitter.com/ICHDPuplgz— The Spun (@TheSpun) November 19, 2016Watching @CollegeGameDay is great. Watching @KirkHerbstreit preach the game in the snow is gold. Happy Holidays!❄️☃️ #collegegameday pic.twitter.com/ymznLVOAkr— Linda Cohn (@lindacohn) November 19, 2016This is fine pic.twitter.com/E6gGUqsOIc— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 19, 2016College Gameday in the snow in Kalamazoo. Gotta love it! pic.twitter.com/bqcNDh7172— Chris Tunno (@TunesSTL) November 19, 2016Assuming both Michigan and Ohio State win on Saturday, the staff won’t be leaving that area of the country, either. It’s assumed GameDay will head to Columbus for the Buckeyes vs. the Wolverines next week.
The Matildas have bounced back from a shock 2-1 loss to Italy in their World Cup opener with an incredible come-from-behind win over Brazil and captain Sam Kerr savoured the chance to silence the side’s ‘haters’.Critics came out in force after Australia’s defeat against Italy but the Matildas dug deep on Friday morning (AEST) to claim a 3-2 win against Brazil having trailed 2-0. The result was particularly special for Kerr, who couldn’t resist hitting back at those that questioned her side’s credentials. 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? “I’m so proud of the girls, I knew we were in it at half-time,” Kerr said post-match.”There was a lot of critics talking about us but we’re back so suck on that one! It’s just outside noise, we don’t listen to the haters.”The reaction from the girls, you can see what it means to us. We were so disappointed after the first game.”Australia’s win leaves them in a good position to reach the Round of 16 ahead of a final group match against Jamaica.Matildas coach Ante Milicic couldn’t be prouder of his side’s spirit against Brazil and believes they answered their critics in the best possible way. “It’s a big result and we needed it today,” Milicic said post-match.”It was a real Australian performance from these girls and I’m very proud of them.”I think to come from 2-0 down, if anyone questioned the character of this team they answered in the best possible way.”Delighted for the girls because they really deserved that.”
MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 16: Wisconsin Badgers fans cheer during the game against the San Diego State Aztecs at Camp Randall Stadium on September 16, 2006 in Madison, Wisconsin. The Badgers defeated the Aztecs 14-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)The biggest upset of the 2018 college football season is now less than 10 minutes away from being finalized.Wisconsin, ranked No. 6 in the latest top 25 poll, is now losing to unranked BYU at home.It’s BYU 24, Wisconsin 21 with roughly 9 minutes left in the contest. It’s being televised on ABC.The Cougars just took the lead on a 45-yard field goal.Southam’s 45-yard #MACU3 FG has the distance!! @MountainAmericaBYU 24 – WISC 21 | 4Q 9:58#BYUFOOTBALL #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/OBNlP8vsgX— BYU Football (@BYUfootball) September 15, 2018Wisconsin has struggled to put teams away all season. Still, this is not encouraging for a team hoping to make the College Football Playoff.Stay tuned.
KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 15: A general view of the play during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)A major upset is currently brewing in the SEC.Kentucky, the No. 11 team in the country, is facing Tennessee at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.Tennessee over Kentucky was a popular upset pick among some analysts and, so far, those analysts are looking good.It’s Tennessee 3, No. 11 Kentucky 0 as we approach halftime.The Vols are excited.#UKvsTENN // #PoweredByTheT pic.twitter.com/LZlIERLlzw— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) November 10, 2018This would be a brutal loss for Kentucky, which is off to a 7-2 (5-2) start to the season.The game is on SEC Network.