Liverpool boss Klopp unhappy with Fabinho after Arsenal routby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp pulled up Fabinho after their thrashing of Arsenal.After the 5-1 win, Klopp admits he wanted better from the Brazil midfielder.Klopp said: “Fabinho hit two very average passes and he was shaky in the next couple of moments. That can happen – it’s all part of the process.”Football is a game full of mistakes and it’s how you deal with it. “Then we could bring Jordan Henderson on and he was so fresh. Arsenal didn’t have a lot of chances but that allowed us to close all the space in midfield.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Solskjaer: Trophies not most important factor landing fulltime Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he can land the job long-term without winning a trophy this season.Solskjaer believes playing with pace and flair, in the club’s traditional way, will determine whether he gets the job full-time, rather than delivering Champions League qualification or silverware.Asked what it will take for him to be a genuine candidate for the job full-time, the 46-year-old said: “Get to summer and people are talking about the way United are playing, the style we’re playing, that it reminds us of Sir Alex Ferguson’s team, it reminds us of the successful times.“It has to start with the way we play, because results you cannot control. You can control how you approach the game and how you play.“And, of course, trophies — if you can get to the final of the FA Cup and get a trophy.“That was my last game for United, we lost an FA Cup Final [to Chelsea in 2006]. That was a tough last year. Let’s see in May if it’s a success or not.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani eases sale claimsby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has eased recent comments made about a possible club sale.The Italian businessman revealed in an interview that he had been approached ‘by more than 20 parties’ and that three of them were of particular interest.In response to the article, published on Monday, Radrizzani has issued a further statement, claiming he is not actively seeking investment at this moment.”Because of the job we have done in the last two or three years, we have attracted a lot of interest,” said Radrizzani, who will be heavily involved in the club’s centenary celebrations on Thursday.”Obviously the club has modernised on a lot of levels, which is shown by our revenues, which have increased a lot to close to £50million.”Our attendance is the top of the league, the club has modernised the media (department), we have partnerships with Amazon, Wish and Deliveroo – big corporate companies are starting to work with Leeds and before my arrival this was impossible even to think.”We have to be proud of the club and the fact we are attractive to potential investors.”When and if we will open discussions is completely is another story.”It depends on the right moment, a moment where I believe we need support to build the club bigger than what we could do with our own resources.”
Arsenal expect Henrikh Mkhitaryan to return to training next week after a month out with a fractured metatarsal.The Armenia international suffered the injury during last month’s Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham, forcing him to come off at half-time.It was announced on Christmas Eve that the midfielder would be out for six weeks, ruling him out until February. 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? Arsenal said in a statement that they predict the former Manchester United forward will be back training with his team-mates within the week, though he is still unlikely to feature competitively for Arsenal until next month.Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal in January 2018 in a deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move to United.Coming back soon @Arsenal #micki #mkhitaryan pic.twitter.com/muHGDw2Zh6— Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@HenrikhMkh) January 11, 2019If Mkhitaryan is to rejoin the Gunners fold next week, then he will do so ahead of a fixture against his former employers.Arsenal have been drawn against United in the fourth round of the FA Cup.Prior to that, they have a crunch derby date with Chelsea to take in this weekend.Unai Emery’s side will welcome the Blues to Emirates Stadium sat six points adrift of their London neighbours.That gap will need to be bridged if a return to Champions League competition for 2019-20 is to be secured.Arsenal are, however, having to look over their shoulder as well as glancing forward.The resurgence of Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – which has delivered six successive victories – has seen the Red Devils draw level with the Gunners on 41 points. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Liverpool will travel to Qatar in mid-season as FIFA has confirmed the country will host the Club World Cup in both 2019 and 2020 before the competition undergoes a substantial revamp.The Champions League winners will be among the teams competing for this year’s title, which is expected to take place in December.The two tournaments will act as warm-up events for the 2022 World Cup, which will also be held in Qatar. 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? Those finals are being played in November and December in order to avoid the extreme summer temperatures in the Gulf state.FIFA’s next council meeting will include a discussion about potential hosts for the 2021 Club World Cup, when the tournament is to be expanded to 24 teams as part of a major remodelling.It was initially thought that the competition would not take place in 2019 and 2020 as the changes were made, but that decision has been reversed.The Reds have earned the chance to participate in the tournament by beating Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1, courtesy of a Mohamed Salah penalty and a Divock Origi strike.They progressed to the final against all odds when they beat Barcelona 4-0 on a magical night at Anfield after suffering a 3-0 reverse at Camp Nou – the biggest comeback ever at that stage of the tournament.Liverpool play in the Club World Cup for the first time since 2005 – their debut in the competition – when they lost 1-0 to Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo in the final, qualifying after their historic comeback and penalty shoot-out victory over AC Milan in Istanbul.The last English club to take part in the tournament – Chelsea – also lost by a 1-0 scoreline to Brazilian opposition in Corinthians, with Manchester United the only Premier League outfit to have claimed the title.Real Madrid have won the past three Club World Cups and no team outside Spain has lifted the trophy since Bayern Munich in 2013. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
The USWNT will lose its status as the best team in the world if the “starvation wages” in their domestic league are not addressed, according to former Women’s World Cup-winning coach Anson Dorrance. USA won a fourth Women’s World Cup title in Lyon on Sunday, retaining the trophy with a 2-0 victory over Netherlands after knocking out European heavyweights France and England in the previous two rounds.Megan Rapinoe, the tournament’s Golden Boot and Golden Ball winner, once again spoke about the disparity in prize money between the women’s and men’s finals afterwards, with the USWNT players taking home $4 million (£3.2m) compared to the $38m (£30.4m) France accrued for winning the men’s World Cup in Russia last year. 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 There is also a huge gap between the top domestic leagues in America, where the minimum and maximum salaries for this NWSL season are $16,538 (£13,240) and $46,200 (£36,989) respectively, compared to the minimum in MLS of $56,250 (£45,036) and the maximum, which will be paid to LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of $7.2m (£5.8m).Each of the 23 players in Jill Ellis’ World Cup-winning squad ply their trade in NWSL – though their salaries are subsidised by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and include payments for their international feats – and former USWNT coach Dorrance wants greater investment at the professional level.Dorrance, who led the USWNT to their maiden World Cup triumph in 1991 and coached the likes of Crystal Dunn and Tobin Heath at the collegiate level in his current role at North Carolina, told Omnisport: “An entry-level professional is paid $16,500 a year in the NWSL. That’s starvation wages. “I would love to see more and more women start to make the sort of money we’re seeing on the men’s side.”While the USWNT were able to see off the challenge of the Europeans this time, the other seven World Cup quarter-finalists all came from the continent and the balance of power may have shifted by 2023.There has been increased investment in the women’s game in Europe in recent years, major clubs like Lyon, Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester City all significantly backing their women’s teams.”We’re going to be in trouble if we don’t create a league that competes with what the Europeans are doing now,” added Shannon Higgins-Cirovski, who was a key member of the World Cup-winning team in 1991.”Hats off to us at this point, [but] I’m hoping we can create something from this momentum and make it so we don’t have to worry about that.”Rapinoe said after USWNT’s win on Sunday that FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who had revealed plans to double the prize money for the next Women’s World Cup, wants to speak to her about the financial matters after fans chanted “equal pay” at the final.There will also be conversations between USSF and Ellis’ players over the pay gap between USA’s men’s and women’s teams, with the newly crowned World Cup winners having instigated legal action against the federation earlier this year for alleged gender discrimination over earnings and working conditions.Dorrance wants to see equality, but also greater transparency over the revenue generated by the two teams given reports suggest the women bring in more than their male counterparts.”[The USFF should] have a very transparent set of accounting books to show exactly what happens,” Dorrance added.”This is how many people watched this Women’s World Cup game in the United States, here were the sponsorship dollars and here’s how we’re going to reward our women that have just won the event. I would love for that to become clearer.”In terms of per diem, there should be no difference, those should be the same, then your rewards should be based on what you make.”I don’t think all of a sudden these women should be paid the amount of money Christian Pulisic is paid [by Chelsea] because of the crowd he’s played in front of at Borussia Dortmund and what he will play in front of at Chelsea.”But I would love for it to be transparent and for them to be paid what they’re worth.”
Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was critical of his old club as they made a slow, sluggish start to life under new manager Frank Lampard.The Blues played a doleful 1-1 draw with League of Ireland side Bohemians in their first pre-season match of the summer on Wednesday, the first game at the helm for the club’s record goalscorer since he joined from Derby County.Lampard replaced outgoing boss Maurizio Sarri after the Italian left for Serie A champions Juventus foolowing a single season in charge at Stamford Bridge. 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 It’s just the second managerial posting of the 41-year-old’s short coaching career after he lead the Rams to the Championship play-off final in May, a game they lost to Aston Villa to miss out on promotion to the Premier League.And former striker Hasselbaink thinks there is much work to be done to get the Blues to a level where they are ready to challenge to win back the title they won under Antonio Conte in 2017.“They lost the ball way too easy,” said the former Netherlands international on Chelsea’s official coverage of the match.“Players were having too many touches, sometimes seven, eight touches and it slows the game down. It will be a lesson for Frank to see players and in a way it will make his mind up.“Moving the ball fast is his idea of how he wants to play the game. The majority of successful teams do move the ball quickly.“We saw today, especially in the second half, certain players were dwelling a little bit too much on the ball.“They didn’t have a solution before they had the ball. It might be that it’s pre-season, it might be that they’re not fit yet and it will come. For some it might be a little too much.”Lampard’s first task will be deciding which members of Sarri’s underperforming team from last term will remain in his plans as he sets about winning over Stamford Bridge as a manager.Eden Hazard has already departed the club for Real Madrid this summer, with USA international Christian Pulisic having joined from Borussia Dortmund and Mateo Kovacic having made his loan deal from Real permanent.“That is for Frank to figure out, who those players are and who he will go further with,” said Hasselbaink. “That’s why those games are so important.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 23: The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Sun Life Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)One of the top wide receiver recruits in the 2020 class has announced where he’ll be playing his college football.Bryan Robinson, a four-star wide receiver out of West Palm Beach, Fla., announced this morning his commitment to Miami.The 6-foot, 175-pound prospect out of Palm Beach Central chose the Hurricanes over Florida, Florida State and Georgia, among other programs.Robinson announced his commitment on Twitter.GODS PLAN ???_? pic.twitter.com/2K9vldXFrq— Bryan robinson (@Bryanrobinson34) July 29, 2018Robinson is ranked the No. 17 wide receiver in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He’s ranked the No. 87 overall recruit in the class.Miami’s 2020 class is the No. 1 class in the country.
Here is every non-conference game that the Texas Longhorns have scheduled as of today.With the way the Big 12 is currently constructed, Texas plays each of the other conference members every year. That leaves three non-conference slots per year for the Longhorns.The next available game that the Longhorns have is 2022. They have a Power Five opponent set for every year through 2033.Via FBSchedules:2019: Aug. 31: vs. Louisiana Tech Sept. 7: vs. LSU Sept. 14: vs. Rice (NRG Stadium, Houston)2020: Sept. 5: vs. USF Sept. 12: at LSU Sept. 26: vs. UTEP2021: Sept. 4: vs. Louisiana Sept. 11: at Arkansas Sept. 18: vs. Rice2022: Sept. 10: vs. Alabama Sept. 17: at UTSA2023: Sept. 2: vs. Rice Sept. 9: at Alabama2024: Aug. 31: vs. Colorado State Sept. 7: at Michigan Sept. 14: vs. UTSA2025: Aug. 30: vs. Ohio State Sept. 13: vs. UTEP2026: Sept. 5: at Ohio State Sept. 19: vs. UTSA2027: Sept. 11: vs. Michigan Sept. 18: vs. UTEP2028: Sept. 2: vs. Georgia Sept. 16: vs. UTSA2029: Sept. 1: at Georgia Sept. 15: vs. UTEP2030: Sept. 7: at Florida Sept. 14: UTSA2031: Sept. 6: vs. Florida Sept. 13: vs. UTEP2032: Sept. 11: at Arizona State2033: Sept. 10: vs. Arizona State NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 28-21 during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)College football schedules have long been set out years in advance. Things have gotten even crazier as of late, and Texas football is no different.The Longhorns already have at least one game scheduled through 2033. That includes some very big opponents.With the Big 12 being pretty inconsistent as of late, aside from Oklahoma, the prominent games may help. The Longhorns are aiming to get back to national prominence, which was greatly aided by the Sugar Bowl win against Georgia at the end of last season.Those same Bulldogs are among the college football powers that will be on the schedule in a few years.
Below is a look at every non-conference game the Nebraska Huskers have on their schedule.Here is the schedule, per FBSchedules:2019: Aug. 31: vs. South Alabama Sept. 7: at Colorado Sept. 14: vs. Northern Illinois2020: Sept. 12: vs. Central Michigan Sept. 19: vs. South Dakota State Sept. 26: vs. Cincinnati2021: Sept. 4: vs. Northern Illinois Sept. 11: vs. Buffalo Sept. 18: at Oklahoma2022: Sept. 3: vs. North Dakota Sept. 10: vs. Georgia Southern Sept. 17: vs. Oklahoma2023: Sept.9: at Colorado Sept. 16: vs. Northern Illinois2024: Aug. 31: vs. South Dakota State Sept. 7: vs. Colorado2025: Sept. 6: vs. Akron Sept. 13: at Cincinnati 2026: Sept. 12: vs. Tennessee Sept.19: vs. North Dakota 2027: Sept. 11: at Tennessee2028: Sept. 9: vs. South Dakota State Sept. 16: vs. Arizona2029: Sept. 15: at Oklahoma2030: Sept. 14: vs. Oklahoma2031: Sept. 7: at Arizona LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: The Nebraska Cornhuskers flag after a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Things are really looking up for the Nebraska Cornhuskers under head coach Scott Frost. Despite their 4-8 season last year they’ve been recruiting well and have some solid building blocks for the future.Speaking of the Huskers’ future, their schedule offers plenty of opportunities to make some serious noise in the years ahead. The schedule consists of six West Division opponents, a rotating schedule of three East Division opponents, and three non-conference opponents.Their 2019 East Division opponents will be Ohio State, Indiana, and Maryland. In 2020, they’ll get Ohio State again, along with Rutgers, and Penn State.While the Big Ten is always a tough schedule, the non-conference schedule isn’t overly daunting.