Leicester linked with Bristol City midfielder Brownhillby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City are being linked with Josh Brownhill from Bristol City.The 23-year-old midfielder is wanted by two other Premier League clubs – Bournemouth and Brighton.According to the Mercury, he is seen as someone who could add a bit of energy and quality to the Leicester midfield.And he has been the standout player for Bristol in the Championship, netting three goals and laying off two assists for the team who are in seventh place.He does have a deal until 2021, which means Bristol will ask for a sizeable fee, especially if they have to lose him midseason. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus interested in Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmeiriby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus are interested in Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmeiri.Calciomercato.com says Juve want to sign the former AS Roma defender as competition for Alex Sandro, who penned a new deal earlier this season.Emerson moved to Chelsea a year ago, but the transfer hasn’t gone as planned due to the form at left-back of Marcos Alonso.As such, the Brazilian is open to returning to Italy this month.And it’s suggested should Chelsea sell, they will move for Sassuolo fullback Rogerio, on-loan from Juve, as a direct replacement.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Rodgers denies system cost Man Utd resultby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has dismissed suggestions his system stifled creativity in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United.Rodgers changed from a 4-3-3 to a more defensive 4-4-1-1, which saw playmaker James Maddison pushed out wide.But the Northern Irishman doesn’t think it was the system that caused the result.”We have played a few systems and sometimes haven’t created chances,” he said. “It worked well for us at Chelsea, it worked well for us there where we played one winger on the inside, a midfield player on the outside.”I suppose, if you look at Manchester United, they do similar. They have young Daniel James as an ou-and-out winger on the one side and Pereira on the inside.”It’s something that you will do to try to get your numbers in midfield.”I just think, first half, we just didn’t connect the game well enough from behind, through the midfield. We were much better as the game wore on, but it’s something we can look at.”
Arsenal boss Emery reveals new Gunners skipperby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal head coach Unai Emery has named Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka as the club’s new permanent captain, replacing Laurent Koscielny, who left for Bordeaux in the summer.Emery is still deliberating over a vice-captain, with forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang understood to be the leading contenders. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
Gini Wijnaldum warns Liverpool: We could fall away like Man Utd!by Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum says they will not under-estimate Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow.United have made their worst start to a Premier League campaign, but Wijnaldum says Liverpool still respect them.“The way we handle every match is to respect the opponent and give 100 per cent,” he said. “We try to do everything as good as possible, to work as hard as possible.“Every game in the Premier League is tough. Look at the results we have had. I can’t remember a game where it was easy. “We have won them all so far because we give everything and were totally concentrated. Also we have had a little bit of luck.”United’s decline is a shock to those fans who grew up during the trophy-laden years of Sir Alex Ferguson and Wijnaldum claims it could happen to any big club – even Liverpool.“It can happen to anyone,” he said. “It could happen to Liverpool, or Manchester United. It has happened to big clubs in Holland, but I don’t really think about it. I concentrate more on Liverpool.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Juventus defender Bonucci: De Ligt will be best in the worldby Carlos Volcano8 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has jumped to the defence of Matthijs de Ligt.Indeed, he says the Dutchman can become the best in the world.”De Ligt’s fate is already decided,” Bonucci told Tuttosport.“He’s struggling like we all did, but he should be left alone. He has the quality to become, if not the best, one of the best defenders in the world.“He’s made mistakes, like I did in the past and anyone in general: it’s inevitable.“Wearing this shirt puts pressure on you and he’s doing it at just 20 years old, defending zonally after having spent his entire career marking man-to-man.“It’s only a matter of time. Even against Lokomotiv Moscow, he had a very good game.“He’s only human too. But, with experience, he will become the best defender in the world.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@ClemsonTigersIndiana fans have already started a campaign to get ESPN’s College GameDay to come to their school for the Hoosiers’ game against Ohio State on October 3, but it may be a hard sell. There are a number of great games that day, including Alabama-Georgia in Athens, and Clemson-Notre Dame at Death Valley. The Tigers are jumping in the ring to try and win GameDay’s heart. They even put together a screenshot of a Match.com profile to show why Death Valley is the venue for GameDay in a few weeks.Hi @CollegeGameDay — we know you’re busy this Saturday but maybe we could get together next week? DM if interested… pic.twitter.com/f6N5xoULJi— Clemson Athletics (@ClemsonTigers) September 23, 2015Indiana’s video was definitely a good appeal, but Clemson might have them in creativity. If the Tigers and Fighting Irish remain undefeated through this weekend, this might be the clubhouse leader for October 3’s GameDay location.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the stadium before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)We’ve got some awful news out of Lincoln, Nebraska this week. A cheerleader for the Cornhuskers named Brianna Anson was found dead Tuesday of what police are calling a “suspected suicide” after a fall from a parking garage. She was a third-year student, according to the New York Daily News.Wednesday afternoon, the school issued a statement on the matter. The University of Nebraska Athletics family is deeply saddened with the passing of Brianna Anson, a valued member of our Spirit Squad and student at UNL. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, loved ones and fellow Spirit Squad members and staff.The UNL community hurts today to know we have lost one of our own. It is our sincere hope at this difficult time that everyone will take care of and support one another.There’s also been an outpouring of support on social media for Anson’s friends and family.My heart goes out to the Nebraska Athletics family and the family of Brianna Anson. We may not know Gods plan, but we do know he has one.— Taylor Mills (@Taymm11) October 28, 2015Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting their own battle. My heart hurts for Brianna Anson and her friends and family.— lindsAy (@lindsayfear) October 29, 2015Our thoughts and prayers are with anyone affected by this terrible tragedy.
We’re a couple of months away from the start of the 2016 college football season. If you haven’t already, it’s time to start planning some trips for the fall. Of course, you’re going to want to visit the campus of your favorite school to take in your team’s games. But America is full of awesome college football towns that everyone needs to visit, regardless of your rooting interest. We’ve decided to rank America’s top 25 college football towns. Put all of these places on your bucket list because they’re definitely worth a trip. Presenting College Spun’s Top 25 College Football Towns. Start With No. 25 >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10
Lucas Piazon’s Chelsea nightmare is all-but over after agreeing to a loan move to Serie A side Chievo, with an option in place to make the switch permanent.The Brazilian is out-of-contract at Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.Piazon has only made three senior appearances for the Blues since arriving at the club eight years ago. 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? His last outing came in the 8-0 Premier League win over Aston Villa in December 2012.Maurizio Sarri did bizarrely include Piazon in his squad for the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Tottenham in January, but he did not feature.‼️✍️ Ufficiale: @LucasPiazon è un giocatore dell’@ACChievoVerona! Arriva con la formula del prestito con diritto di riscatto dal @ChelseaFC.🇧🇷 #BemvindoLucas! pic.twitter.com/lRfXtLfMi8— A.C. ChievoVerona (@ACChievoVerona) January 31, 2019The 25-year-old has been loaned to the likes of Malaga, Vitesse Arnhem, Eintracht Frankfurt, Reading and Fulham, where he has spent the last two years.As the Cottagers secured a return to the Premier League last season, Piazon made 25 appearances in all competitions but was an unused substitute for the promotion-clinching play-off final win over Aston Villa at Wembley.Now he will join Domenico Di Carlo’s side, who are propping up the Italian top flight, and sit nine points from safety.And with the Verona-based club facing relegation, it remains to be seen whether the 25-year-old will interested in staying at a club in the second tier.Brighton’s Ezequiel Schelotto, Assane Diousse of Saint-Etienne and Cagliari defender Marco Andreolli also joined during the January transfer window to assist the club’s survival bid.