Watford striker Okaka set for Udinese loanby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveStefano Okaka is signing for Udinese on loan for the rest of the season, per Sky Sports.The 29-year-old attacker has only managed two Premier League appearances this season, having been limited to Carabao Cup duty for most of the campaign.Okaka scored 5 goals for Watford in 39 appearances since arriving from Anderlecht in 2016.And he has history in Italy, having played for Roma, Parma, Sampdoria and other clubs.Okaka will be joined out the door by Marvin Zeegelaar, who could also sign for Udinese on loan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
West Ham captain Noble has no regrets leaving Arsenalby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham captain Mark Noble says he’s never regretted turning down an offer from Arsenal.The midfielder revealed that he decided not to extend his contract as a boy with Arsenal.“If things had gone differently for me, I could have actually ended up an Arsenal player,” he wrote in his column with the London Evening Standard.“I was nine years old, playing for my local junior side and already a West Ham fan when a scout, Ronnie Joyce, took me over to Arsenal.“Liam Brady was there, overseeing their academy, and I really enjoyed it. The facilities were great, but from my house in Canning Town over to north London was a nightmare journey for my dad.”I’ve never regretted (leaving) that decision for a moment, but the one thing I would say about Arsenal are a club I have always admired,” he said.“They are a class act, even down to small details like the away changing room, and their business model is also incredible.“Compared to the other London clubs, I do feel they have an advantage in attracting players, especially from abroad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea boss Sarri admits he’s no fan of January marketby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits he’s no fan of the January market.Sarri believes the winter transfer window doesn’t work.He said, “It’s crazy to have a market window of 30 days at this moment of the season. We play every three days, so we need something else.”The market window in January would be better for one week, 10 days, no more. But the summer window is also crazy, three months.”I am not involved in the market. I spoke to the club. They know very well my opinion. In my opinion we need two players, and then it depends on the club’s decision. I don’t know anything about the market day by day, minute by minute.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Roma approach Arsenal about Elnenyby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma have approached Arsenal about Mohamed Elneny’s availability.TMW says Elneny is a new January transfer target for Roma with the door open to either a loan or permanent deal.Elneny joined Arsenal from FC Basel in January 2016 at a cost of €12.5m, but made only eight competitive appearances this season.Roma are seeking midfield reinforcements, as Daniele De Rossi and Steven Nzonzi are dealing with injury problems. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Ex-mentor pinpoints Dembele Barcelona problemsby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Rennes youth chief Julien Stephan is baffled by Ousmane Dembele’s problems at Barcelona.The France attacker’s future is again up for discussion, with more discipline problems being raised.Stephan worked with Dembele at Rennes and told Le Parisian: “At home, he was never injured. He worked all the sessions and all the matches without a physical glitch. “He was always the first to train, he loved it. I do not know what is happening today in his daily life but, inevitably, he struggles. There are reasons for all this, that’s for sure. “He must understand them and rectify things so that it does not happen to him anymore.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool nervy over Jurgen Klopp Germany plansby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool’s owners have concerns over Jurgen Klopp’s commitment should Germany come calling.Klopp has so far knocked back attempts by the Anfield hierarchy to make him one of the highest paid managers in the Premier League, says the Mirror.That has increased the fear amongst the Fenway Sports Group that he could be vulnerable to an approach from Germany when Joachim Low’s reign comes to an end.Although Klopp is completely happy on Merseyside his ambition is to one day lead his country.He still has three years of his current contract to run but Henry wants to rip that up and give him a longer deal.But Klopp refuses to budge and has talked about taking a sabbatical once his Liverpool contract runs down. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Owen says Liverpool will have too much ‘pace and aggression’ for Man Utdby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMichal Owen believes Liverpool will have too much “pace and aggression” for Manchester United when the two clubs face off this week.”Manchester United have won just two of their last 13 league games (D5 L6) and a barometer of their performance at St James’ Park last time was that central defender Harry Maguire had more touches (4) in the Magpies penalty area than any other United player,” Owen told BetVictor.”Liverpool will equal Manchester City’s record of 18 successive league wins if they win at Old Trafford. “Jurgen Klopp’s side have ridden their luck in recent weeks, but I expect them to have too much pace and aggression for this United side, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hopeful that he can call on the services of at least a couple of his key players returning from injury or illness.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Gus Poyet enters talks with Leganesby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGus Poyet has entered talks with Leganes after Mauricio Pellegrino’s departure this weer.Marca says the Madrid side neither affirmed nor denied that they had began negotiations with Poyet, but the Uruguayan does meet what they are looking for: an ex-player and coach who has experience in LaLiga Santander, having taken charge of Real Betis ahead of the 2016/17 season.As Leganes are still undergoing their search, B team head coach Luis Cembranos is expected to take charge for the match against Real Mallorca on Saturday.The reason for Pellegrino’s departure was because of Leganes’ poor results this season, having thus far failed to record one victory from their opening nine games.The Argentine wanted one more training session with his players and, following a meeting held with the club where Leganes expressed their confidence for him to continue, despite criticism from the club’s sporting director, Pellegrino decided that it was best to walk away.
Every parent has felt the way Doug Collins did this afternoon. Every parent isn’t a former NBA coach with a son who coaches a Big Ten men’s basketball team, though. Thankfully, Doug Collins is, so his awesome reactions were captured on camera by the Big Ten Network. Northwestern, coached by Chris Collins, defeated Iowa in overtime Sunday afternoon, 66-61, in Evanston, Ill. The thrilling contest produced a couple awesome moments of television featuring the senior Collins. This first one came with roughly 10 seconds remaining in the contest. Doug Collins was a fairly stressed out. The second one – the better of the two- came after Iowa hit a crazy 3-pointer to tie the game, 54-54, and force overtime.That just can’t be good for Doug Collins’ health. Here’s to Northwestern winning a little more comfortably when he attends another game.
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley’s college football career has been marred by injury. The talented senior missed the 2013 season with a torn ACL, and missed most of last season with an ankle injury. According to reports, Scott-Wesley went down at practice again with what appeared to be a non-contact knee injury. That’s never a good sign.Hard to tell on severity, minor or major, but WR Justin Scott-Wesley hurt his right knee during media viewing of practice.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmersonAJC) August 17, 2015While media was just viewing, Justin Scott-Wesley went down with whats looks like it COULD BE (key words) a serious knee injury. #UGA— Logan Booker (@LoganMBooker) August 17, 2015The Athens Banner-Herald caught the play on which Scott-Wesley was injured on video. Scott-Wesley underwent a knee surgery back in early July, and Georgia had excitedly posted a picture of his return to practice on Instagram earlier this month. We really hope this latest issue isn’t serious.[SDS]