Van Dijk reminds Liverpool teammates: We’ve won nothingby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVirgil van Dijk insists Liverpool are not getting carried away after a memorable 3-1 victory over Manchester United on Sunday.Xherdan Shaqiri scored two goals off the bench after Jesse Lingard equalised for United in the first-half.Liverpool remain undefeated in the Premier League, but van Dijk stated his teammates will not take their anything for granted when they face Wolves this weekend.”We are on a good way [but] we’ve still got nothing,” the Dutchman told the club’s website.”We need to keep going and take the positive notes out of everything that happened, and the things that could have gone better as well, analyse them and make sure we’re ready for Wolves.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Solskjaer hails Man Utd players (& Rooney) for Cardiff routby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deflected praise for victory at Cardiff City to the players – and Wayne Rooney.Solskjaer is off to a perfect start as interim manager with a 5-1 thrashing of his former club Cardiff.Marcus Rashford’s stunning free-kick, a deflected effort from Ander Herrera and a fabulous team goal by Anthony Martial effectively won the contest before half-time for a United side inspired by the recalled Paul Pogba, who had a hand in all three first-half goals.Victor Camarasa’s penalty briefly gave Cardiff hope as they reduced the arrears to 2-1, but Jesse Lingard won and scored a contentious second-half penalty and then rounded Neil Etheridge to tap into an empty net at the death to make the result safe.Solskjaer said: “Football is easy if you’ve got good players! They are a great bunch of players and their quality is unbelievable.”I arrived on Wednesday night and only had Thursday and Friday with the players. Wayne Rooney texted me and gave me some advice – so it must be down to him! He told me to make them play football, enjoy themselves and be Manchester United.”The foundation was in the defending. I thought the two centre-backs and two full-backs were brilliant.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton goalkeeper Ryan defends Dunk after dismissal: He didn’t knowby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan defended Lewis Dunk over his dismissal in defeat at Bournemouth.Dunk received a red card after bringing down Callum Wilson in the second half, leading to Mike Dean showing the defender a second yellow card – but Ryan revealed that his team-mate wasn’t aware he was already on a booking.“Lewis [Dunk] didn’t know that he was already on a yellow card – I remember thinking at the time during the second half that I wasn’t sure if Lewis or Yves [Bissouma] got booked.“He’s told us he wasn’t aware, so it wasn’t made clear to him – from memory both him and Bissouma were close to the incident.“Perhaps if he was aware then he wouldn’t be making a challenge like that, because it’s the type which is uncharacteristic of him and it’s one that you make for the team as a sacrifice to break up play – if he’d known he wouldn’t have made it.”
Carragher defends Man Utd boss Solskjaer after Ince jibeby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJamie Carragher has disputed claims from Paul Ince that attempted to downplay the job done by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.Ince suggested that any ex-player or coach from United could have gone in and done the job that Ole has managed since taking over.United have won every game since he replaced Jose Mourinho following their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.Speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher said: “A lot has been written about Solskjaer and everything being very, very positive on the surface.”I think underneath that, a lot of people were looking at it before the Spurs game and thought: ‘Anyone could have gone in there and done that.’ “It’s nonsense. It’s absolute nonsense.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lazio coach Inzaghi admits: SPAL a bad defeatby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio coach Simone Inzaghi says there’s lessons to be learned from defeat to SPAL.Ciro Immobile’s penalty had Lazio ahead before SPAL stormed back to win 2-1.Inzaghi stated: “It’s a bad defeat and we weren’t the usual Lazio in the second half.“We had done really well in the first half, taking the lead, hitting the woodwork and creating many scoring opportunities. After the break, we lost our organisation and when that happens, we inevitably pay the price.“It was partly our fault, because we didn’t kill SPAL off in that first half. We must learn the lessons from this defeat and the disappointment is inevitable.“A team like ours with the ambitions we’ve set ourselves cannot concede goals like that. We stood off the SPAL players and allowed them the space to finish both goals.“We know Serie A is tough and we already lost a similar game here last season, so we have to learn from our mistakes. Perhaps we are not yet a great team and haven’t achieved that maturity. We accepted too much praise and got distracted.“It’s sad, because four points do not reflect our performances in the first three rounds, but again, it’s our own fault.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Bernardo delighted with first career hat-trickby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva says he was delighted to score his first career hat-trick.The 25-year-old was superb as City beat Watford 8-0 – their biggest ever Premier League victory. “I’m going to get all the players to sign my ball and then I’ll take it home to Portugal and keep it in a special place,” he said.”We were unbelievable in the first 30 minutes, scored lots of goals and had control. After the Norwich defeat, it was great to give our fans the result and the performance.”We aimed to keep it going in the second half. We didn’t want them to hurt us or score past us.”Football is a hard game – I’ve won 8-0 today but I’ve lost plenty of times by five or four goals. You just have to keep going so I wished the Watford players well.”It was a great performance, 8-0 says everything. It’s very good to get the three points after defeat at Norwich and I’m very happy with my first hat-trick of my career. My first match ball at home.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hasslebaink says Chelsea will return to Premier League summit with superkidsby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJimmy Floyd Hasslebaink says Chelsea will return to the top of the Premier League within the next three years.The Blues haven’t won the Premier League title since lifting the trophy at the end of the 2016-17 season.Hasslebaink is happy to see manager Frank Lampard fielding so many youngsters and believes his decision to blood them into the squad will pay dividends within the next three years.”It’s magnificent to see,” the Dutchman said of Chelsea’s youngsters receiving international call-ups during an interview with Sky Sports. “For Chelsea, especially, their identity has not been like that in the past but if they can keep this group together and they have got Callum [Hudson-Odoi] as well [as Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount], Ruben [Loftus-Cheek], Reece James.”If they can keep those boys together I think in two or three years Chelsea can really dominate the Premier League, obviously with additions to the squad.”It is nice to see, also for the Chelsea fans. I do think that the Chelsea fans should be patient because if you want to see young players you are not going to win trophies or compete for the Premier League [straight away].”
Arsenal fan Phillips: Wenger regrets not signing meby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSunderland great Kevin Phillips has revealed how close he came to joining Arsenal.He admits former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has now acknowledged he made a mistake in instead buying the then 20-year-old Everton starlet Francis Jeffers, who flopped at Highbury.Phillips, 46, told The Sun: “Arsene Wenger was keen to sign me.“On Monday night, I was at a tribute dinner for him and when I saw him, he made a remark that maybe he should have gone for me instead of Francis Jeffers.“It was a toss-up between me and Francis but because he was a bit younger, he opted for him.“That would have been a dream come true, to play for my boyhood club.“But at least he acknowledges now he perhaps should have gone for me – that makes me sleep easy at night!” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/AdidasOver the past few years, apparel manufacturer adidas has been unveiling interesting March Madness uniforms for its college basketball squads, to say the least. Thursday, the outfit released new digs for nine teams, and per usual, they’re drawing mixed opinions. While the jerseys all seem fairly standard, the shorts seem to be sparking debate.Adidas released the new uniforms for Kansas, Louisville, Indiana, NC State, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Michigan, UCLA and Nebraska. Check them out:History is Made in March.Introducing the #MadeInMarch uniform collection. pic.twitter.com/TRMhUTMl5P— adidas Basketball (@adidasHoops) February 26, 2015New @adidasHoops #MadeInMarch uniforms for @UCLAMBB. #teamadidas pic.twitter.com/31jUQLHk5s— Michael Ehrlich (@adidasUSPRGuy) February 26, 2015New @adidasHoops #MadeInMarch uniforms for @KUHoops. #teamadidas pic.twitter.com/l9Wk0U8tTf— Michael Ehrlich (@adidasUSPRGuy) February 26, 2015FIRST LOOK: Louisville “March Madness” uniforms from Adidas pic.twitter.com/g2aB7nlG5H— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 26, 2015If Michigan makes it to the NIT, this is what they will wear pic.twitter.com/GCHR8fExy1— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 26, 2015FIRST LOOK: Wisconsin basketball “March Madness” uniforms with Rose, Lillard & Wall shoe options pic.twitter.com/icv7IkAkS6— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 26, 2015College basketball fans – what do you think of the two-tone shorts? Did adidas go too far?
COLUMBUS, OH – DECEMBER 7: Brutus the Buckeye performs during an intermission in the game between the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils and the Ohio State Buckeyes on December 7, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won by a final score of 74-56. (Photo by Ryan Young/Getty Images)Ohio State fans are not done celebrating January’s national championship victory, and some have taken to the tattoo parlor to get some work done to remember the magical 2014-15 season. Buckeye fan Josh Rogers tweeted out an especially impressive OSU tattoo, which, we’ve found, is just one of many pieces of Ohio State artwork he has. I promised @spinnershells I wouldn’t get her husbands face tattooed on me…… At least not yet. pic.twitter.com/qSiV53NvDm— Josh Rogers (@BuckNut26) February 28, 2015Here are some of the other tattoos that he’s tweeted out.@Pfaltzy @spinnershells this is on my leg pic.twitter.com/qfuMfHU7BD— Josh Rogers (@BuckNut26) January 17, 2015@Pfaltzy @spinnershells pic.twitter.com/df5tjEYitW— Josh Rogers (@BuckNut26) January 17, 2015@Pfaltzy @spinnershells pic.twitter.com/qgIzRhv0dt— Josh Rogers (@BuckNut26) January 17, 2015It doesn’t seem like an Urban Meyer tattoo can be too far behind.