Monthly Archives: October 2019

Month: October 2019 10 months agoSouthampton defender Targett admits Huddersfield six-pointer

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southampton defender Targett admits Huddersfield six-pointerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton fullback Matt Targett says Saturday’s clash with Huddersfield is a six-pointer.Saints lifted themselves out of the relegation zone with a win over Arsenal, but remain just two points ahead of the Terriers, who are second bottom.Targett said: “It really is a massive game.”It’s nice to beat a top club because we haven’t done it in a while, so that is massive for us.”That shows the mentality of our side, but this week is our six-pointer.”We need to continue working hard and take on the new challenges.”If you look at fixtures, we are targeting the next two games.”We have to take maximum points, so we have to go to Huddersfield and work as hard as we did against Arsenal.” last_img read more

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Month: October 2019 10 months agoLiverpool fullback Robertson: We want to intimidate opposition

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Robertson: We want to intimidate oppositionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool fullback Andrew Robertson admits they want to start intimidating the opposition.The Reds face Manchester City on Thursday.The full-back is not sure whether Liverpool carry that aura just yet, though when asked if it is something they hope to achieve, he said: “Of course. If teams are coming here maybe a bit worried then of course that works to our advantage.”But it only works to our advantage if we make it. Today we did that by going behind (against Arsenal) and we hit them hard straight after it so it was really good.”If people are worrying coming here then it’s a good sign for us, but it’s up to us to continue that and we need to keep winning games by doing that.” last_img read more

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Month: October 2019 10 months agoBrighton defender Dunk: Hughton up with the best

first_imgBrighton defender Dunk: Hughton up with the bestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton defender Lewis Dunk says manager Chris Hughton is among the best in the country.Dunk praised Hughton’s management style and explained the ways in which he has helped him to improve since arriving on the south coast in 2014.He said, “I’ve had a few managers at this club, and he’s definitely up there with the best I’ve had in my career.“It’s massive to have him at the club. He’s been massive for my development, I think I’ve come on leaps and bounds since he’s been in charge. I’ve become more and more consistent and he’s calmed me down as a player.“A few years ago I was getting a lot of bookings and I’ve calmed down recently. That’s probably down to talking to and learning off him, because he was a defender too.“He’s taken this club to the next level after it had had been trying to reach the Premier League for a long time. For him to actually do it is a great achievement for the club and the whole city. It’s a massive credit to him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Month: October 2019 10 months agoHuddersfield boss Wagner admits relegation battle consuming him

first_imgHuddersfield boss Wagner admits relegation battle consuming himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield boss David Wagner admits their relegation battle is consuming him.Wagner says he spends every waking moment trying to work out how to save them, even when he is supposed to be relaxing at home with his wife and daughters.“There’s no chance to switch off, no chance,” said Wagner. “It’s always in your head. Sometimes at the front of your head, but always in your head.“But this is the case over the whole season, not just because of this period. Even if you have a good period, your football club, your team, your backroom staff, all the employees, all the supporters of this football club are always in your head.”He admits he isn’t great company for his family, but joked they are used to him by now.“You would have to ask them!” he smiled. “I don’t think it’s the most enjoyable period for them! But they are used to it.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Month: October 2019 9 months ago​Nottingham Forest target ex-Fulham boss Jokanovic

first_img​Nottingham Forest target ex-Fulham boss Jokanovicby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNottingham Forest are already on the lookout for a new manager.The Championship side parted with Aitor Karanka, who requested the termination himself.And they are targeting former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic, who was sacked by the Premier League club earlier this season.Sky Sports suggest Jokanovic is an early favorite for the job, which would be appealing, as Forest are only a few points off a playoff spot.Jokanovic reportedly rejected Stoke City earlier this week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Month: October 2019 a month agoChelsea boss Lampard won’t pressure Tomori about his international future

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard won’t pressure Tomori about his international futureby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard won’t pressure Fikayo Tomori about his international future.England, Nigeria and Canada are in a three-way tussle for the services of Tomori.Lampard said: “It’s his choice. I wouldn’t tell him where to play internationally. But he’s played for [England] Under-21s and if he continues with his form and keeps improving then of course I would expect there to be potential for England if Gareth chooses to select him.”He shouldn’t worry about it at the minute. He should just worry about how he’s playing every game or how he trains every day and That will be a nice problem for him, hopefully, if he’s eligible for three. He can choose which one he wants.” last_img read more

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Month: October 2019 22 days agoBournemouth boss Howe full of praise for U21 coach Shaun Cooper

first_imgBournemouth boss Howe full of praise for U21 coach Shaun Cooperby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe is impressed by the work of U21 coach Shaun Cooper.The former Cherries star is approaching the one-year anniversary of stepping into the hotseat having replaced Carl Fletcher in October 2018, after he took on a new role as the club’s loan manager. Howe told the Daily Echo, “I’m really impressed. I think he’s taken to the role really well.“He’s very calm and very low maintenance as a coach.“I can leave Coops to work and get on with the job, knowing that he’ll do a very good job for the team and for the players involved.“He’s put the hours in. He’s worked tirelessly with Mark Molesley for the benefit of the group and I see very good signs for him for the future.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Month: October 2019 Ronaldo a ‘perfect machine’, says Gattuso

first_imgJuventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has developed into the “perfect machine”, according to AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso.Gattuso’s men meet Ronaldo and Juve in the Supercoppa Italiana in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.Ronaldo, 33, has settled in well in Italy, scoring 15 goals in 25 games since joining the club from Real Madrid in July. 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? Gattuso said the Portuguese star had changed in recent years after initially being too focused on “doing a lot of show”.”I think Cristiano has become an incredible player over the last seven or eight years,” he told a news conference.”When I met him a few years ago he was doing a lot of show but now he stopped doing it a while ago. Now, he does everything with vehemence, attacking with depth.”He wants to score and wants to give you hard times and put the ball into the net.”He has changed in the last seven or eight years, now he is the perfect machine. The older he gets the more he sprints.”He seems a bloke without age, here you understand what kind of top player he has been over the last eight years.”Juventus and Milan are bidding to win a record eighth Supercoppa crown when they meet in Jeddah.last_img read more

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Month: October 2019 Arsenal complete £6m deal for Martinelli

first_imgArsenal have completed the signing of Brazilian youngster Gabriel Martinelli, with the 18-year-old arriving at Emirates Stadium in a £6 million ($8m) deal.Sources close to the transfer revealed to Goal back in April that a deal for the highly-rated forward was close.The Gunners have now tied up an agreement for a player they are hoping to see unlock his full potential in England. 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 Martinelli has been acquired from Ituano, for whom he made his debut back in November 2017 at just 16 years of age.Interest in his services built steadily from that point, with Arsenal having won the race for a hot prospect who trained with Brazil’s senior squad ahead of the 2019 Copa America.Martinelli has signed a long-term contract at Emirates Stadium and is looking forward to testing himself in English football.He told the club’s official website: “It is a dream since I was a child and also my family’s dream for me to be playing in Europe and playing for a big team like Arsenal. I am going to take this opportunity.”Martinelli has arrived in north London with big ambitions, with it his intention to help Arsenal compete for major silverware.He added: “I am a player who gives his all at all times, I play as a team and always looking to win games and win trophies.”👋 Welcome to Arsenal, Gabriel Martinelli 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/czlXdHpkQs— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 2, 2019The youngster is certainly setting some lofty benchmarks when it comes to those he is hoping to follow in the footsteps of.“I model my game on Cristiano Ronaldo, he is a player who works hard, pushing himself to the next level. Always in the run for titles and individual trophies,” said Martinelli.“I look up to Cristiano Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi and Neymar as they are players who can decide games and are very professional, who dedicate themselves to the whole game.”Martinelli is also looking to become the latest in a long line of Brazilians to have made a positive impression during their time with the Gunners.Quizzed on Arsenal’s Samba stars of the past, he said: “I know a few. I know Edu, Denilson and I know that they have a lot of history at the club.“Edu, in particular, I had a little contact with him at Corinthians as I had a spell there and I know they had a lot of success here but also for the national team. I am going to try to follow the same route.”last_img read more

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Month: October 2019 De Kock ton gives South Africa 3-0 unbeatable lead in ODI series vs Sri Lanka

first_img Reuters DurbanMarch 11, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 08:54 IST South Africa opener Quinton de Kock has been in fine form in the ongoing series (@CSAOfficial Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDe Kock’s 121 helped South Africa post 331 for 5 in 50 oversSri Lanka failed to chase a rain-revised target of 193 in the third ODISouth Africa have sealed an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match seriesQuinton de Kock’s swashbuckling century inspired South Africa to beat Sri Lanka by 71 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system at Kingsmead on Sunday to secure a winning 3-0 lead in their five-match one-day international series.After South Africa had been put into bat, De Kock smashed 121 off 108 balls at the top of the innings — his 14th ODI hundred — as they went on to make 331-5 off their 50 overs.Sri Lanka, set a revised target of 193 after a rain delay, fell a long way short, managing to score only 121-5 off 24 overs in reply.Sri Lanka had already been falling behind the required over rate at 75-2 off 16 overs when a rain storm took the players off for a two-hour break, after which the visitors were set a Herculean target of 118 runs off just eight overs to win.It’s all over at Kingsmead! Congratulations to the Proteas on their 71-run win via the DLS method. Sri Lanka could only manage 121/5. That’s a series victory for South Africa with 2 matches to spare! Take a bow, you BEAUTIES!#ProteaFire #SAvSL pic.twitter.com/xTWBmo0d6ECricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) March 10, 2019Kusal Mendis was caught and bowled by Imran Tahir for 41 just as Sri Lanka looked set to take on the challenge but despite the best efforts of Thisara Perera, who swung at every ball, the tourists were always fighting a losing cause.De Kock had earlier announced his intent with a four off the first ball of the game and kept up the attack before eventually getting to three figures off 89 balls, having fallen just short in the last ODI in Pretoria last Wednesday when he scored 94.advertisementRassie van der Dussen added 50 and a cameo from Andile Phehlukwayo, who hit 38 off 15 at the end of the innings, ensured South Africa went past 300 as they continued their World Cup preparations with some aplomb.Sri Lanka lost key batsman Kusal Perera early on in the game when he looked to have hurt his hamstring in the field and was taken to hospital for scans.Officials said he would not have been able to bat had he been needed but it is unsure how serious the injury is.South Africa and Sri Lanka will play the fourth match of the series in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.Also Read | West Indies 1st team to score less than 75 in successive T20Is, lose series 3-0 to EnglandAlso Read | Australia gun down 359 vs India to complete their highest successful chase in ODIsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow South Africa vs Sri LankaFollow 3rd ODIFollow Quinton de KockFollow Durban De Kock ton gives South Africa 3-0 unbeatable lead in ODI series vs Sri LankaSouth Africa beat Sri Lanka by 71 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system in the third ODI in Kingsmead, Durban on Sundayadvertisementlast_img read more

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