Southampton boss Hasenhuttl willing to go with the kidsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is willing to go with the kids with their survival push.Hasenhuttl has already put his faith in youth having given opportunities to academy graduates Yan Valery, Tyreke Johnson and Michael Obafemi.“Our philosophy is to give the young players a chance for the future because they are our future,” said Hasenhuttl.“I want them to be part of the squad and it can happen with Ramsay in the next game against Man City gets the chance to play.“We have a few jewels in the academy and my challenge is to work with them and make them better and that is only possible if you give them a chance to play against good teams. Why not?” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool legend Aldridge: Crucial Firmino grabbed hat-trickby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend John Aldridge was delighted for Roberto Firmino over his hat-trick in victory over Arsenal.He wrote for the Liverpool Echo: “Arsenal were so open and left themselves exposed. It was a stunning response after going behind early on.”Roberto Firmino hasn’t been himself so far this season. He’s not been as influential and he’s been giving far too many balls away.”But that was Firmino back to his best on Saturday night. His second goal was sensational with the way he embarrassed two Arsenal defenders before producing a cool finish.”Something hasn’t been right with Firmino but he should take a huge amount of belief from the first hat-trick of his Liverpool career.”If I could have picked anyone to score a hat-trick in that game it would have been Firmino. We’ve had big contributions from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane recently and now we’ve had a match-winning performance from Firmino. That’s massive for him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa boss Smith denies Chelsea want Abraham recall: I’d be amazedby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa manager Dean Smith says he would be surprised if Chelsea ended Tammy Abraham’s loan prematurely. Reports have claimed 21-year-old could be recalled by Chelsea and then loaned out to a Premier League club, with Wolves particuarly interested in signing the England international.Given Abraham has scored 16 goals for Villa this season, Smith insists the Blues are happy with the striker’s progress.”He’s enjoying himself as a person and developing as a player,” said Smith. “All three parties (Abraham, Chelsea and Villa) seem very happy with what’s going on.”There will always be speculation but I’ll be amazed if he, Chelsea or ourselves would want to upset that.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: AVB fumed when Chelsea sold De Bruyneby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWhen Chelsea sold Kevin De Bruyne, their manager at the time was furious with the club’s board.A new report has revealed that Andre Villas-Boas, who was the club’s boss in 2011, was not happy with the decision to part with De Bruyne.Chelsea felt they had enough quality in attacking midfield, allowing the Belgian to move to Werder Bremen.The Athletic says Villas-Boas did not even know that De Bruyne was being pushed for a transfer until he was sold.The matter left him livid, but it was a short lived issue as AVB lost his job two months later.Chelsea have always regretted selling De Bruyne, as he signed for Manchester City a couple of years later and went from strength to strength.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Man Utd must work with Raiola to land Haalandby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United face having to deal with Mino Raiola if they want Erling Haaland.United spies watched the Champions League sensation hit a hat-trick in RB Salzburg’s 6-2 demolition of Genk on Tuesday, says The Sun.Erling, 19, had a season at Molde under Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.But the Norwegian is being advised by Raiola, who has been at odds with United over the future of unsettled Paul Pogba.Raiola’s input was the talk of the English scouts sent to watch the son of former Leeds and Man City player Alf-Inge Haaland.
EAST LANSING, MI – NOVEMBER 24: General view of the Breslin Student Event Center as the Michigan State Spartans play against the Santa Clara Broncos on November 24, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)Michigan State lost to Illinois Saturday night, but at least one Spartans fan may have been too distracted to notice. The below video, which has now gone viral, shows a MSU supporter somewhat infatuated with the female standing in front of him in the stands. He seemingly can’t believe his eyes when he looks at her backside.Discreet, he is not. The below video seems appropriate.
IG/collegegamedayJoey Galloway is one of the best wide receivers to ever play at Ohio State. From 1991-1994, Galloway put up 2,085 total yards from scrimmage and scored 23 touchdowns, per sports-reference.com. He also did some damage in the return game, averaging 25 yards on kick returns during his career and scoring a touchdown as a senior. Today, he’s back in Columbus, and he got in some work with quarterback-turned-receiver Braxton Miller.New WR @BraxtonMiller5 gets in some work under Buckeyes legend Joey Galloway’s guidance. https://t.co/sq6pFh0QcT— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 10, 2015Obviously things are much easier against air, but it looks like Miller has soft hands, and is adjusting well to the move.
This week most of the United States celebrated America’s birthday. People from around the country took advantage of an extra day off work to be with family and friends.A few had more to celebrate than just July 4. Cam Newton and girlfriend Kia Proctor welcomed their third child earlier this week.Another football player, Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham had his own moment to celebrate. On Friday, Stidham bent the knee and proposed to girlfriend Kennedy Brown.Don’t worry, she said yes!Check out the happy couple.“She said yes and I get to marry the girl of my dreams. Here’s to forever Kenn, I love you,” Stidham said of the engagement.The pair have been together since Stidham’s days at Baylor.Congratulations to the couple!
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit believes one major college football team really got screwed by the referees last weekend.LSU star safety Devin White had a controversial targeting call during last week’s win, which will force him to miss the first half of next weekend’s game against No. 1 Alabama.The call has been widely criticized. LSU fans are putting up billboards to protest the call, too.Herbstreit addressed the incident during his recent podcast.“The guys upstairs have to save that,” Herbstreit said on the Herbstreit and Fitzsimmons Podcast.“They did not. And now LSU has to deal with trying to play against Tua (Tagovailoa) without Devin White which would be like Georgia taking Roquan Smith out of their defense from last year. Sure, they’ve got a really talented player behind him but not Devin White, not the way he’s playing with Phillips next to him. They are playing at an elite level. He’s their alpha. He’s the guy that gets them right. They look in his eyes and believe in him.”Herbstreit expanded:“I’m not an LSU fan,” Herbstreit said. “I’m not a ‘this isn’t fair jumping up and down.’ But I’m going to say, objectively and fairly, that was a terrible call. I should preface that by saying, on the field, give the official or referee who’s standing within 10 feet of the hit, you have to give him a break. He made the right call on the field. I’m not telling you there should be a change in the rule. Here’s what the rule is. The guy on the field makes the call because he sees the quarterback get knocked back and he thinks the contact was in a grey area. Just to be safe, I’m going to make the call. No problem. Make the call. Now we send it upstairs. That’s your safety net.“… If you go back and watch that tape, the reason I’m upset about this is Devin White probably had to be retrained on how to hit a quarterback when he blitzes. He’s probably worked really hard with Dave Aranda on where to hit him to try to get low. You can’t get too low. If you get too low, that’s a penalty. Don’t get too high. Here’s our launch point. If you really go frame by frame, you can see that the upper chest is where the first, initial contact is. His hands come through and follow through and it gives that look that his head is being sent back and then he goes down. The official upstairs should have said it’s a 15-yard penalty, roughing the passer, waive off the targeting and give them a 15-yard penalty, automatic first down, let’s play the next play. Devin White stays in the game.”Alabama and LSU are both off this weekend before meeting in Baton Rouge, La. next weekend.The Crimson Tide and the Tigers are set to meet next Saturday night at 8 p.m. E.T. on CBS.
IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 7: Mascot “Herky the Hawk” of the Iowa Hawkeyes takes the field before the match-up against the Missouri State Bears on September 7, 2013 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 28-14. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Iowa will be without a few impact players in the trenches this spring, yet the coaching staff may have found a potential playmaker on the defensive line. After spending the past few seasons as an inside linebacker for the Hawkeyes, Amani Jones could eventually switch positions.With Anthony Nelson and Parker Hesse gone from the program, head coach Kirk Ferentz needs to find replacements. At the very least, he’ll have to find ways to generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks.Well, it looks like Jones could be the answer to that problem. Despite struggling mightily on the field in 2018, the recent change in position is proving to beneficial for both parties.Jones holds plenty of value on special teams, but it’d be even better if he could become a three-down player.During the past few spring practices, the Hawkeyes have converted Jones into a defensive end. His athleticism and burst off the line of scrimmage isn’t going unnoticed by his teammates or coaches.From Hawk Central:“I’ve seen a monster,” returning defensive end A.J. Epenesa said with a grin. “A little bully out there. So strong. So fast. Powerful, right off the edge. It looks pretty good.”Linebackers coach Seth Wallace said discussions about a position change for Jones began a few months ago. “He’s a high-energy kid, somebody who has a passion for his game,” Wallace said. “You could argue, is he one of the 11 best true football players we could put on the field defensively? Maybe.”Clearly the Hawkeyes are impressed by Jones’ transition in recent weeks. He’d give them a huge boost on the defensive line if he could become a legitimate contributor.We’ll see if this change becomes permanent as the season gets closer.[Hawk Central]