TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City watching progress of Leicester fullback Ben Chilwellby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are watching the progress of Leicester City fullback Ben Chilwell this season.City boss Pep Guardiola is in the market for a new left-back over long-term fitness concerns for Benjamin Mendy.And the Daily Mail says England international Chilwell is on his radar.A January move isn’t planned, however a move this summer is on the agenda for Guardiola and City directors.Chilwell is tied to the Foxes until 2021.
Month: October 2019
Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen cools Bundesliga return talkby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen has ruled out a return to the Bundesliga.Ter Stegen joined Barca in 2014 from Borussia Monchengladbach.Now the club’s outright No1, he told Sport Buzzer: “I do not think so far, very honestly. We feel totally at home in Barcelona, at the club but also in the city. “We may even stay there after my career. But we may also want to go home. There are some excellent clubs in Germany, without a doubt. But I do not know if I will go back to Germany on the pitch.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea watching James situation at Real Madridby Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are watching James Rodriguez’s situation at Real Madrid.After two seasons away on-loan with Bayern Munich, James is back in Madrid and trying to win over coach Zinedine Zidane.Zidane has intimated he’s been happy with what he’s seen.However, El Desmarque says James’ minders are testing the market waters across Europe.And among the clubs keen are Chelsea, which have informed the midfielder’s reps they’ll be keen to discuss matters next summer when their transfer ban is over. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Fulham announced on Tuesday that the club has signed Ryan Babel from Besiktas.The club paid £1.8 million ($2.3m) to sign the former Liverpool attacker, who has a deal with the club running through the end of the season.Babel made made 146 appearances for Liverpool during a three-and-a-half year stint with the club from 2007-11. 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? The Netherlands international will join Claudio Ranieri’s side in the push to stay in the Premier League, as Fulham currently sit 19th in the Premier League.“My first impressions are good and I’m very excited,” Babel said in a statement to fulhamfctv.“I definitely have faith that Fulham can stay up. That’s one of the reasons that I’m here, to try and help that to happen. I’m ready to go, I’m excited and I can’t wait.”The 32-year-old winger has bounced around since leaving Liverpool, having featured for Hoffenheim, Ajax, Kasimpasa, Al Ain, Deportivo la Coruna and, ultimately, Besiktas.Babel scored double-digit goals for the first time in his career in 2017-18, firing 13 goals in Super Lig play and 15 total in all competitions. Internationally, Babel has earned 54 caps while scoring eight goals.“Ryan has excelled at playing attacking football on both the club and international stage, and we welcome that experience as we build our squad for a strong second-half push with nine important home fixtures remaining, beginning Sunday when Spurs visit the Cottage,” club vice-chairman Tony Khan said of the signing.“Ryan scored 15 goals across all competitions last season and arrives with the support of our manager.”Claudio and I are confident that Ryan’s return to the Premier League here will be every bit as good for him as his addition will be good for our squad. Come on Fulham!”Next up for Fulham is match against Tottenham on Sunday as the club sits five points behind 17th-place Cardiff City with 16 games remaining in the Premier League season. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Enrique Cerezo claimed Atletico Madrid have evidence Barcelona had agreed to terms with Antoine Griezmann before his release clause dropped to €120 million (£107m/$134m).Barca confirmed the signing of Griezmann on Friday on a five-year deal after a solicitor representing the forward deposited money for his buy-out clause at La Liga headquarters in Madrid.The signing ends an extended saga involving the Frenchman and Barcelona, as Griezmann previously denied the club last summer to remain with Atletico Madrid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare That decision lasted just one year, as Griezmann announced before the conclusion of the La Liga campaign that he would leave the club at the end of the season before completing his move to Barcelona on Friday.However, Atletico believe the France international agreed to terms with Barca before his clause dropped from €200m (£180m/$226m) on July 1 and therefore claim they are owed an additional €80m (£72m/$90m) to ratify the transfer, they said in a statement.Cerezo, the club president, said the La Liga outfit had proof that Griezmann and Barcelona negotiated early and planned to request a greater fee.”If the club have made this statement it’s because there’s evidence,” he told RAC1.”We have to study it and we’ll demand the amount we consider to be necessary.”Barca, who reportedly plan to present Griezmann at Camp Nou on Sunday, have yet to respond to Atletico’s claims.Cerezo also hit out at Griezmann, who confirmed in May he would be leaving Atletico.”I’m disappointed by his attitude,” he said.”He wanted to leave, but he didn’t tell us until the last minute.”Griezmann, a member of France’s World Cup team last summer, originally joined Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad in 2014 as he went on to make 257 appearances for the club.He scored 133 goals in those 257 appearances as he departs Atletico Madrid as the club’s fifth-highest goalscorer, behind only Luis Aragones, Adrian Escudero, Paco Campos and Jose Eulogio Garate.During his time with the club, Griezmann claimed a Europa League title, a Spanish Super Cup and a UEFA Super Cup while finishing third in the Ballon d’Or voting two different times.
LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches player warm up before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Urban Meyer remains under investigation regarding his handling of domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith. The probe is expected to conclude shortly.In the meantime, Meyer is on administrative leave. He’s awaiting his fate, which should be decided in the next two weeks.Many thought Meyer would be fired when news broke that he was being investigated. Now, a different punishment seems to be considered the most likely outcome.In Vegas, the betting odds overwhelmingly say that Meyer will be suspended for at least one regular season game, but less than five. The betting line is -2000 that he’ll be suspended, compared with +600 that he’ll be fired.The full odds are below, courtesy of BetDSI.Vegas odds point to a suspension for Urban Meyer. pic.twitter.com/gM3L46uS4H— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 7, 2018If Meyer is suspended, it would make sense for him to miss the first two weeks of the season against Oregon State and Rutgers. Week 3 is against TCU, a tough neutral site game, while Week 4 is a cupcake against Tulane.Oh, and Week 5? That is a road trip to Penn State. We would bet Meyer will be back for that.Ohio State opens up its 2018 season against Ohio State on Sept. 1.
The first full Saturday of the 2018 college football season has finally arrived. Everyone is understandably quite excited for what’s to come today (and the rest of the season).ESPN’s College GameDay is especially jacked up this morning. The college football pregame show is broadcasting live from South Bend, Ind. for the Michigan-Notre Dame game. That contest will kick off later tonight.It’s the first show of the season for GameDay. They appeared to be working out some kinks at the beginning of the show.There were some minor audio/mic issues at the beginning of this morning’s College GameDay.Oh no! Audio/mic issues on GameDay?!— Ashley Colley (@ashleycolley) September 1, 2018Hey, it’s Week 1 for College GameDay, too. Everyone has some early-season jitters and kinks that need to be worked out.The show will be airing from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 07: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts during warms ups prior to the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Cam Newton’s little brother, Caylin Newton, is the quarterback for Howard’s football team. Last year, Newton’s squad pulled off an epic upset, beating UNLV when they entered the game as a 45-point underdog.Another major upset might be coming this afternoon.Caylin Newton has helped lead his Howard team to a first-half lead against Ohio.Howard is up, 22-17, on Ohio at halftime.?Historic upset brewing?Howard, who’s QB is Cam Newton’s brother Caylin, leads Ohio 22-17 at halftime. They closed as 60-1 underdogs ? pic.twitter.com/4VtwC3eWN3— B/R Gambling (@BRGambling) September 1, 2018Caylin Newton has looked really good so far.“Last year, Cam Newton’s little brother Caylin led the biggest point spread upset in CFB by beating UNLV. Today he has 2 TDs, 206 yards and has Howard leading MAC East favorite Ohio 22-10,” Bryan Fischer tweeted.Last year, Cam Newton’s little brother Caylin led the biggest point spread upset in CFB by beating UNLV. Today he has 2 TDs, 206 yards and has Howard leading MAC East favorite Ohio 22-10— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) September 1, 2018Good for Caylin Newton and Howard. You would think that after last season’s epic UNLV game, they wouldn’t be underestimated again.
BOCA RATON, FL – SEPTEMBER 1: Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls throws the ball prior to the game against the Navy Midshipmen on September 1, 2017 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)Earlier this week, college football insider Bruce Feldman shared a video of Matt Leinart’s 11-year-old son playing football. In the video Leinart’s son, Cole, lines up at the quarterback spot just like his pops and throws a bullet to the wide receiver.It was an impressive throw from the young quarterback. So impressive, in fact, that Feldman joked he was surprised FAU head coach Lane Kiffin, who has a penchant for offering players while they’re still young, hasn’t offered Leinart yet.Kiffin responded to Feldman’s tweet saying he did, in fact, offer Cole.Check it out.I did @BruceFeldmanCFB keep up with the news!!! #ColeComingto#thefaU @espn @Rivals @MattLeinartQB https://t.co/YvKBzLJ20J— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) October 16, 2018Kiffin has a long relationship with Matt Leinart dating back to their days at USC. While Leinart was the team’s quarterback, Kiffin served as Pete Carroll’s wide receivers coach.Kiffin also served as the Trojans’ passing game coordinator when Leinart took home the Heisman Trophy in 2004.Will Kiffin still be FAU’s head coach when Cole makes his collegiate debut? Likely not.
ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Shawn Robinson #3 of the TCU Horned Frogs looks for an open receiver against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first quarter during The AdvoCare Showdown at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Earlier this month, Missouri football landed a top transfer quarterback in former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant. The former Clemson starter has one year of eligibility left, but it appears the Tigers are set for the future even after Bryant leaves.Former TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson announced his plans to transfer from the Horned Frogs earlier this year and it appears he’s found a landing spot. On Tuesday night, Missouri announced the former four-star recruit will join the team for next season.Here’s the announcement from Missouri.Texas ➡️ #TheZou ?Welcome QB Shawn Robinson #MIZ #ShowMe19 ??? https://t.co/4qTJ3zqtTt— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) December 19, 2018Robinson racked up 1,334 yards through the air, nine touchdowns, and eight interceptions during the 2018 season. He went down with a shoulder injury mid-way through TCU’s loss to Oklahoma.Bryant is the favorite to land the starting job in 2019 after Missouri’s current starter, Drew Lock, heads to the NFL. After that, the team appears primed for the future with Robinson waiting in the wings.It’s a huge get for head coach Barry Odom and company.