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10 months agoBournemouth boss Howe admits players’ confidence not sky high

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe admits players’ confidence not sky highby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits the players’ confidence has taken a hit due to their inconsistency this season.Despite recent form, the Dorset club remain eighth in the top flight as the season heads towards the halfway stage. Howe said, “I do not feel confidence has been low but naturally when you do not win consistently, which is what we all want to do, somewhere along the line you take a slight hit.“It is important the players try not to let that affect them. We have to go into every game believing how good we can be as a team, truly believing in each other and with the quality we have we know everything is very short term.“We are still in a great position in the league and one or two good results in this period could elevate us again.” last_img read more

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10 months ago​Leicester loanee Benkovic reiterates Celtic desire

first_img​Leicester loanee Benkovic reiterates Celtic desireby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City loanee Filip Benkovic has admitted that he wants to stay at Celtic for the rest of the season.The 21-year-old is on loan at the Scottish champions, where he has impressed this season.He is a regular starter for Brendan Rodgers’ team.”I really hope I will stay here until the end of the season,” Benkovic told the Scottish Sun.”It’s not a decision for me but the Leicester coach has said I can stay here and that’s good for me.”I think staying here for a year will make me improve as a player. Coming from the Croatian league to the English Premier League is a very big difference.”I was only there for one month but I saw it was a big step up. I think this step, coming to Scotland, can make me better.”The least I can do is give 110 percent for the coach, the team and the fans.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoPjaca agent: He’s staying with Fiorentina

first_imgPjaca agent: He’s staying with Fiorentinaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Marko Pjaca says he’ll be staying with Fiorentina.Pjaca is on-loan at Fiorentina from Juventus.Marko Naletic told Violanews.com: “Right now, there’s no possibility that Pjaca will leave Fiorentina in January.“Things haven’t gone as we’d hoped so far, but Marko feels the faith that the club have placed in him and he has an excellent relationship with Pioli.“He’s very happy with how he’s settled in Florence and the dressing room. He did everything to join Fiorentina last summer.“Negotiations weren’t easy, but he insisted on making the move happen because he only wanted the Viola and didn’t change his mind.“Many clubs have called me over the last few weeks, but we haven’t considered any offers.“Muriel? His arrival doesn’t change anything. I’m convinced that Pjaca only needs to unblock him psychologically so he can return to high levels.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months ago​Juventus boss Allegri questions need for Arsenal midfielder Ramsey

first_img​Juventus boss Allegri questions need for Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Max Allegri has questioned whether he needs Aaron Ramsey in his squad.Reliable reports in Italy have suggested the player will sign a contract with Juve when his deal at Arsenal runs out in the summer.And it is common for Juventus to sign top players when they are available on cut price or free deals. But their coach Allegri may not want Ramsey.”I can already rely on five top midfielders. They are so good that I need nobody,” Allegri said in a press conference.”Tomorrow [Coppa Italia game against Bologna] we must maintain our focus or we’d have lost a target”. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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20 days agoChelsea boss Lampard happy for Abraham over England recall

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard happy for Abraham over England recallby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard is delighted for Tammy Abraham over his England recall.Lampard does not want to put too much pressure on the striker’s shoulders by saying he will definitely score goals at international level, but points out the player has shown he can score goals in the Championship and now in the Premier League.He said, “The work has only really begun for him because he is a young player, so I want to see him continue playing in the same vein for Chelsea and scoring goals and then naturally when he goes to the England squad, he has all the attributes to go there and be successful.”But it will be another step for him. I am sure he has the attitude to take that challenge of being a goalscorer for England and there is competition there. He will see there are great strikers in that squad already and it is a good challenge for Tammy.” last_img read more

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12 hours agoNedved says Juventus ready to make another Ronaldo-type signing

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Nedved says Juventus ready to make another Ronaldo-type signingby Carlos Volcano12 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus chief Pavel Nedved says they’re ready to make another Cristiano Ronaldo-type signing.Juve held their annual shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday, where a plan to raise €300m through an increase in share capital was approved.“We’re always ready to seize every opportunity,” vice-president Nedved told reporters.“We’ve talked about development and we want to develop on all fronts, above all the sporting one because it’s a leading part of the club.“And with this, I’ve think I said everything.” last_img read more

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Photo: Terrelle Pryor Is Back At Ohio State, In Ohio Stadium For 1st Time Since Tattoo-Gate

first_imgTerrelle Pryor stretching in Ohio State stadium.Terrelle Pryor Ohio StadiumTerrelle Pryor is back at Ohio State. The Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver, who starred for the Buckeyes from 2008-11, is in Ohio Stadium for the first time in four years. Pryor was banned from all contact with OSU’s athletic department in June 2011 as a result of his role in the Tattoo-Gate scandal. Pryor is with his Cleveland team, which will play a scrimmage in Ohio State’s football stadium this evening.  Pryor sustained a minor injury earlier this week and is reportedly not expected to play in tonight’s scrimmage.last_img read more

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Watch: Adoree’ Jackson Hurdles Notre Dame Kicker On 97-Yard Kickoff Return For Touchdown

first_imgUSC's Adoree' Jackson hurdles a defender.ESPN VideoUSC’s Adoree’ Jackson is pretty athletic, in my opinion.Notre Dame cut its deficit to USC to 31-21 in the third quarter, but that only held up for a few seconds. USC defensive back/wide receiver Adoree’ Jackson wasn’t letting the Fighting Irish hang around as he took the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown after hurdling Notre Dame’s kicker.Not so sure that this isn’t the best special teams touchdown of the 2016 college football season.Jackson goes the distance without being touched at all. You don’t really anticipate him hurdling over a player whatsoever until he times it perfectly to hurdle over the kicker attempting to knock him out of bounds.Jackson also took a screen pass 52 yards to the house on his lone reception of the game earlier in the contest.The Trojans lead Notre Dame 38-21 in the fourth quarter on ABC.last_img read more

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Lampard “feeling good” in Chelsea role

first_imgFrank Lampard is hopeful the familiarity of playing at Chelsea for more than a decade will aid his development as a manager as he prepares for his first season in charge at Premier League level.The former Blues midfielder, who scored more than 250 goals for the club over 13 years, has had a mixed start to life in charge of his old club, with a win and a draw on their tour of Ireland, before a 1-0 reverse against Kawasaki Frontale in Yokohama on Friday.Lampard won plenty of plaudits in his first season of management at Derby County as they missed out on Premier League promotion at the final hurdle to Aston Villa. 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? The 41-year-old hopes to build on last term with a Chelsea side full of talented young players and admitted it was a special feeling to step into the manager’s office, where high profile names such as Jose Mourinho, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Carlo Ancelotti have all sat.”It did feel good. It has felt good to be back,” he told the Daily Mail.”It’s certainly a benefit to know the building so well and a lot of faces in the building made it not so much of a first-day-of-school feeling.”I spoke about Jose a lot, about when he first came, and the lift he gave me, the self-confidence, more mentally than actually tactically or physically. Guus Hiddink sent me a message this week which was very nice.”These are all managers I respect. I respect all the managers I had, even ones I maybe didn’t have a close connection to.”Lampard also insisted that the manager’s office was somewhere he preferred to avoid as a player.”I wouldn’t have gone there much,” the 106-capped England International said.”Only if I was called in or went in for any reason as vice-captain. I always respected the manager.”I tried to be low-maintenance and that corridor towards the manager’s office was somewhere you didn’t venture much. But now it’s where I’ll be, I suppose.”Chelsea continue their pre-season tour of Asia on Tuesday against Barcelona at Saitama Stadium. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Ex-Arsenal youngster Reine-Adelaide to join Lyon for €25m

first_imgLyon have reached an agreement with Angers over the transfer of former Arsenal youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide.The transfer, worth a reported €25 million (£23m/$28m), is subject to a medical, while the Gunners also have first refusal on the midfielder.Unai Emery’s side are unlikely to bring him back to the Premier League, however, having signed the likes of Dani Ceballos on loan, Kieran Tierney from Celtic and Nicolas Pepe in a club-record deal this summer. 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? The 21-year-old left north London last summer after being told he was surplus to requirements by Emery, and went on to feature in 35 of Angers’ 38 Ligue 1 matches in 2018-19.His three goals and three assists helped the club to 13th place, while the France U-21 international also scored the first goal in Saturday’s 3-1 league win over Bordeaux.Reine-Adelaide joined Arsenal in 2015 after progressing through the Lens youth system, but he was loaned out to Angers in January 2018 after making just eight senior appearances in three years at the club.The Frenchman then made his move permanent last summer, and has since been called up to France’s U-21 set-up.His displays at the heart of the Angers midfield caught the attention of Lyon last season, and Les Gones have now agreed a deal in principle to sign the promising youngster.Incidentally, his Arsenal career began in the pre-season Emirates Cup win against Lyon, in which his impressive display caught the eye.He then had to wait until January 2016 to make his professional debut for the club, coming on as a late substitute in a home victory over Sunderland in the FA Cup.He was also a key member of the Arsenal U-21 side that clinched promotion to the league’s first division in 2016.Lyon kicked off their 2019-20 Ligue 1 campaign with a 3-0 away victory over Monaco, but manager Sylvinho is evidently still not satisfied with his squad.The Brazilian has already spent a large sum of money this summer, bringing in defender Joachim Andersen from Sampdoria, and both Thiago Mendes and Youssouf Kone from fellow French side Lille.The club’s midfield was undoubtedly weakened after selling Tanguy Ndombele to Spurs earlier this summer, but Sylvinho is now looking to former Arsenal man Reine-Adelaide to fill that void.last_img read more

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