10 months ago​Stock Market reacts positively to Man Utd axing Mourinho

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Stock Market reacts positively to Man Utd axing Mourinhoby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United made money despite having to pay Jose Mourinho an estimated £18m by sacking him, according to a football finance expert.The stock market reacted “positively” to Mourinho’s dismissal on Tuesday with the club’s value increasing by £170m, Kieran Maguire, a lecturer at the University of Liverpool, said.”They’ve probably made money by sacking him,” he added. “He [Mourinho] was turning into a toxic brand for the club,” Maguire told Sky Sports News. “The opportunity to have someone in who could be a bit more media friendly, have a positive impact on commercial sponsors and advertisers – the stock market likes the idea of that.”Manchester United, their success in the stock market and as a commercial entity, is very much based on delivering trophies on the pitch. They can’t go for a sustained time without that.””Manchester United is the world’s biggest sports brand and everyone wants to be associated with that because the club is associated with success,” he said.”The gloss of the moderate success Jose Mourinho achieved was beginning to dust slightly.” last_img read more

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10 months ago​Hodgson insists Crystal Palace are no longer selling club

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Hodgson insists Crystal Palace are no longer selling clubby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoy Hodgson insists that Crystal Palace are not looking to sell any stars in the winter.Palace have many players that are linked with moves away, such as Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend.It is Zaha in particular who has interest from the top clubs in the league.But Hodgson believes the club want to add to the team, not take away quality midway through the season.”If anything, we need to strengthen our squad, not weaken it,” Hodgson told Sky Sports News.”It would take a lot for us to lose players because we are not a selling club at the moment.”At this time of year there will be questions to answer every day because someone, somewhere will be linking players with another club. I accept that as part of the modern football world.”We will deal with that and keep our business to ourselves – I am not one to go out and individually discuss other players all the time.”I am sometimes amused to see players linked with other clubs where I don’t see any connection whatsoever but on occasions you have to think, ‘maybe they have heard a rumour and they’re not so far off’.” last_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham announce stadium delay until February

first_imgTottenham announce stadium delay until Februaryby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have announced another delay for their new stadium moving date.Spurs chief Daniel Levy has apologised to fans on Wednesday after he revealed the club would play all their February fixtures at Wembley.”We have now received a post-Christmas/New Year update from the contractors involved in the critical safety systems at our new stadium.”The past month has seen remedial works take place, software issues resolved and corrected safety equipment installations increase. Testing has also continued.”We are now liaising with the contractors and building control at Haringey Council to determine a schedule of commissioning, building test dates and building control sign-offs, along with formal test event dates.”Given the time required to deliver these and the test events, we can confirm that our Premier League matches against Watford (30 January), Newcastle United (2 February) and Leicester City (10 February) – and our Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund (13 February) – will take place at Wembley Stadium.”Should we continue to progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup and have a home draw, this too would be played at Wembley Stadium (weekend of 16/17 February).” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoNewcastle goalkeeper Dubravka says new deal close

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle goalkeeper Dubravka says new deal closeby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka says he is “close” to agreeing a new contract.Dubravka has three years remaining on his current deal but despite impressing since arriving in the North East, remains one of the club’s lowest earners. Speaking after the defeat to Liverpool on Saturday, the Slovakian goalkeeper said: “We’re in talks. I’m close. We are in contact and hopefully we can sort it out as soon as possible.”I’m happy here so if I can stay longer here, I will be happy. Since I came here, people have treated me really well. I can say that I feel at home here.”I’m glad that people think that I can stay here for the longer term. It’s such a big honour for me.” last_img read more

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a month agoRodgers focused on developing Leicester youth

first_imgRodgers focused on developing Leicester youthby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrendan Rodgers says he is focused on developing Leicester City’s younger players.The Foxes came up short in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United.But Rodgers remains concentrated on his goal of progressing his young squad.”I think we are disappointed with the result today,” he said on Saturday. “But it’s healthy for us that we can come away frustrated.”We come to a great arena like here and okay, we didn’t start the game well, but we showed great courage to get back into it and it was disappointing to come away with a point.”I’m very fortunate in that I’m working with a great group of guys – the senior professionals have been absolutely brilliant since I came in. The young players – they are so hungry to improve and that’s our job.”It’s going to be a constant development for them.”It’s time and we just do our best. We just continue to work.”There are a lot of improvements for us and thankfully the players are honest and they want to be better.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4 days agoLiverpool goalscorer Lallana: This can be my season

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool goalscorer Lallana: This can be my seasonby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAdam Lallana feels he’s back after scoring Liverpool’s equaliser in their 1-1 draw at Manchester United.The midfielder has endured a bleak period in his career in recent years, with injuries and strong competition in the Anfield squad reducing him to the role of bit part player.”I’m delighted. It’s obviously nice to contribute to a top team like this – and I feel that’s the first of big moments me for this season,” he said.”Just because I’ve not started any of the first nine games, I don’t think that means I am not going to play a big part in this team.“Can this be my season? Of course, yeah. It’s a long old season. We’ve got the World Club Cup to come. The Champions League this week, the Premier League at the weekend, the Carabao Cup next week.“So it’s important to stay strong and be ready. That’s where my focus will be and I’m delighted I can make an impact when I get the chance.” Lallana added: “Listen, obviously I feel like I’ve been fit for a good year now, especially since coming back from pre-season. But we’re European champions, we’ve got a top squad, so I’ve had to be patient for my chance.“I’ve done that, and I am delighted to come on and make an impact like that. We are a top team, so to be able to contribute to it is important.” last_img read more

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7 hours ago​Rodgers rejects talk of Leicester as title contenders

first_img​Rodgers rejects talk of Leicester as title contendersby Ansser Sadiq7 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has rejected talk about them being title contenders.City are flying high in the Premier League, as they have emerged as the third best side in the league after Liverpool and Manchester City.But Rodgers knows that it is still a very early part of the season, and he does not think they have the depth to challenge for the title.He told reporters: “Yes [it is crazy to label Leciester as title contenders]. Everyone recognises that Liverpool and Manchester City are the top two teams. There is a group behind those.”We can’t forget what our objective was at the start of the season, that’s why we don’t get carried away with it.”We’re nine games in, we’ve made a very good start, and since we’ve worked together from February, the players have accumulated a lot of points and performed very well.”We’re very much at the beginning of where we want to go to and it’s a very long season. It’s been a very good start but there are lots of really good teams in the league.”I see the next game. That’s all I see. Football is very difficult to forecast.”I’m not one, especially now with more experience, I’m not one to forecast ahead over five games, 10 games, looking at so many points. Our focus is on the next game. That’s what’s most important for us.”Leicester last won the league against all odds in the 2015-2016 season. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney Addressed SC’s Racial Slur Accusations

first_imgDabo Swinney speaks on the sideline.ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Some South Carolina players accused Clemson players and fans of using racial slurs during Saturday’s rivalry game. Dabo Swinney has responded.Earlier, it was reported that Clemson players and fans had allegedly hurled racial slurs toward South Carolina players in the Tigers’ 56-7 uprooting of the Gamecocks. Sunday evening, Swinney spoke to the media, and fielded at least one question regarding the alleged usage of racial slurs by his players.His response, per TigerNet.com:“I was made aware of that,” Swinney said. “Obviously everybody is talking about that. That’s a shame. Absolutely I asked my guys about that. To a man absolutely false and I believe my guys. I know the character of my team. That’s all there is to say about it.”It’s obvious why he’d want to downplay the incident. It’s not a good look for the program or the school and it takes the focus off the Tigers, who are about to play in the ACC Championship game versus Virginia Tech. But still, the use of racial slurs is probably not something that multiple people would make up just for kicks. Whether it was Clemson players or fans, the fact the question was raised is not a good look.last_img read more

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Japan women vs England women: TV, stream & preview

first_imgEngland will secure top spot in Group D of the Women’s World Cup if they avoid defeat against Japan in Nice on Wednesday.Phil Neville’s side have already secured narrow victories over both Argentina and Scotland, propelling them to the summit of the standings and to the brink of a simpler draw on paper for the last 16.Japan, the 2011 winners and 2015 runners-up, have proven the quality of a new generation. After drawing with Argentina and deservedly overcoming Scotland, they have already qualified for the knockout stages, regardless of the outcome of their final group game. 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? Game Japan women vs England women Date Wednesday, June 19 Time 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial)  TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Fox Sports 1 fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on BBC One. It can be streamed from BBC iPlayer or the BBC Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BBC One BBC iPlayer / BBC Sport app Squads & Team News Position Japan women squad Goalkeepers Ikeda, Yamashita, Hirao Defenders Sameshima, Utsugi, Kumagai, Miyake, Shimizu, Ichise, Miyagawa, Minami Midfielders Sakaguchi, Nakajima, Momiki, Hasegawa, Sugita, Miura Forwards Sugasawa, Iwabuchi, Yokoyama, Kobayashi, Takarada, Endo Japan came through their clash with Scotland without suffering any injury concerns.Possible Japan starting XI: Yaamshita; Shimizu, Kumagai, Ichise, Sameshima; Nakajima, Miura, Sugita, Endo; Sugasawa, Iwabuchi Position England women squad Goalkeepers Bardsley, Telford, Earps Defenders McManus, Greenwood, Stokes, Williamson, Bronze, Bright, Daly, Houghton Midfielders Stanway, Moore, Scott, Walsh, Staniforth, Carney Forwards Mead, White, Kirby, Taylor, Parris, Duggan England are boosted by the return of Barcelona attacker Toni Duggan, who missed the opening two matches of the competition due to a thigh strain.Although Phil Neville has said that he wants to reward those who have played well thus far with more game time, pragmatism may take charge and rotation to preserve the energy reserves of his star players is possible.Possible England starting XI: Bardsley; Bronze, Houghton, McManus, Greenwood; Moore; Parris, Scott, Kirby, Duggan; TaylorBetting & Match Odds England are priced as 23/20 favourites with Bet365. Japan can be backed at 13/5, while a draw is available at 21/10.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Lucy Bronze England Women 2019Wednesday’s Women’s World Cup clash at the Stade de Nice offers England a chance to show how far they have come over the last four years.In Canada 2015, they were defeated, heartbreakingly, 2-1 by Japan at the semi-final stage, with a stoppage-time own goal from Laura Bassett denying them the opportunity to meet the USA in the final.There is a belief that the game has developed, grown and improved since then, with successive wins over Scotland and Argentina already ensuring that Phil Neville’s side will return to the knockout stages of the 2019 edition.“Potentially this tie is a little more intense; in 2015 maybe we overachieved a little bit,” right-back Lucy Bronze explained on the eve of this clash. “We played very well in that semi-final and I think we probably could have won it, but now we have more belief. We want to win against any team that is in front of us to get to the final. We know we can.”Should England win the group, however, it would place them in the same half of the draw as the USA and France – two of the hot favourites to go all the way in the competition. Would second, therefore, be more favourable? Neville has refused to be drawn on the subject.“There is a long way to go; we have not looked beyond tomorrow night to be honest,” he said on Tuesday. “There are pitfalls to finishing first or second, but we are going out tomorrow night to win with the strongest team possible and the performance we’ve see in the last two games.“My view is that we want to win seven games in this World Cup.“I’ve got to be honest with you, I would bite your legs off to win tomorrow night.”Japan, meanwhile, are not considered to be the force they once were. The team is in a stage of transition, with the average age of the squad just 24, while 17 of their 23-strong panel were without a World Cup appearance before the competition.That has not stopped them booking a last-16 place with a match to spare and has fired the confidence of midfielder Emi Nakajima, who is targeting another win against the Lionesses.“I want to finish this phase with good results and good performances,” she said. “The quality of Japanese football comes in combination play. Our aim is to possess the ball and methodically advance towards the goal.”England have faced Japan three times in World Cup play previously: winning one, drawing one and losing one.last_img read more

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Columbus Police Issue Warning For Those Driving To The Ohio State Game Today

first_imgA general view of Ohio State's football stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: A general view of Ohio Stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Serious weather is bearing down on Columbus this Saturday ahead of the Buckeyes’ game against Rutgers. Significant amounts of rain have already been dumped on the city, and will continue throughout the day.Ohio State and Rutgers are set for a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff, though that may be in jeopardy with the serious weather in the area. Columbus police have already issued a warning to those driving to the game today.The police department suggested drivers slow down on the freeways, sighting flooding. There have reportedly already been several accidents in the area before kickoff.HIGH WATER – PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY 9/8/18 8:20am: There is high water throughout the city and alot of accidents. Drivers are not slowing down on the freeways. 20 inches of high water at 70/71 split. -Lt. Ed Hasson— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) September 8, 2018The weather won’t get any better throughout the day. Rain is in the forecast for the duration of Saturday and could affect the Cleveland Browns game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.Kickoff is still scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. Ohio State outscored Rutgers 114-0 over their last two contests.last_img read more

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