Month: October 2019

10 months agoLe Tissier: Hasenhuttl right manager for Southampton

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Le Tissier: Hasenhuttl right manager for Southamptonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Southampton ambassador Matt Le Tissier has no doubts about the ability of manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.As well as the recent performances, Le Tissier has been encouraged by Hasenhuttl’s training sessions.“I’ve been very impressed with the training I’ve watched and the difference in the performance of the team since Ralph H has come in and am confident for the rest of the season,” he said.“I’ve loved watching training under the last four or five managers since Ronald [Koeman] was in charge and there’s definitely an intensity to it that I’d not seen before.“I didn’t see them train under Mauricio [Pochettino] but imagine it would have been pretty similar.” last_img read more

15 days ago​Mourinho rejects Lyon for Premier League return

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Mourinho rejects Lyon for Premier League returnby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho has rejected the chance to return to club management with Lyon.The French powerhouse is looking for a new manager after the sacking of Sylvinho.However, Mourinho reportedly turned down any advances from Lyon.RMC Sportsays the Portuguese manager is focused on finding his way back to the Premier League.It is unclear where Mourinho would go in England, but the Tottenham Hotspur job is a possibility.Their boss Mauricio Pochettino is a candidate to leave at the end of this season.Mourinho has not worked since his sacking by Manchester United last December. last_img read more

Purdue Associate SID Subtweets Caleb Swanigan After MSU Decommitment

first_imgcaleb swanigan gets pursuaded with a notorious b.i.g. image.caleb swanigan notorious b.i.g.Earlier this afternoon, news broke that Fort Wayne (Ind.) Homestead five-star big man Caleb Swanigan had de-committed from Michigan State, and that Purdue stood a strong chance at landing him. Swanigan, whose nickname is “Biggie,” would be a major addition for the Boilermakers. Apparently, Purdue basketball SID Chris Forman agrees, as evidenced by his musical choice for a “Throwback Thursday” on Twitter. #TBT Loved jamming to this song back in the day! https://t.co/CtGYqCPVR7— Chris Forman (@ChrisForman12) May 7, 2015The Biggie track appears to be a not-so-subtle reference to the uncommitted star center. If so, Forman had to figure it wouldn’t be too hard for people to see what he was doing. Good point… Every day is good for Biggie. https://t.co/mGLxSOEfCX— Chris Forman (@ChrisForman12) May 7, 2015We agree with that sentiment.last_img read more

Ohio State Football: Ezekiel Elliott’s Car Was Ticketed Outside OSU’s Practice Facility, And He’s Unhappy About It

first_imgA closeup of Ezekiel Elliott celebrating during a football game.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)On-campus parking authorities can be the bane of many college students’ existences, even if you are a football star like Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. This afternoon, Elliott’s car was ticketed outside of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, OSU’s indoor practice facility. Needless to say, Elliott isn’t exactly happy about receiving the citation. So how campus park gonna ticket me at the woody …. pic.twitter.com/qtIiTpFx6n— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) June 29, 2015How do I get a parking ticket at the THE FREAKING FACILITY— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) June 29, 2015Amazingly, former OSU tight end Jeff Heuerman’s car was ticketed nearly one year ago today, and he too was ticked about it. Memo to Ohio State’s parking authority: lighten up a bit!last_img read more

Man Utd target Rice signs new West Ham deal

first_imgWest Ham midfielder Declan Rice has signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal with the Premier League club.Rice’s deal was set to expire in 2020, but the club announced on Friday he has agreed a new long-term contract, which includes the option for a further year.The deal seemingly ends speculation linking Rice with a move to Manchester United, while the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham had also been linked with a move for the midfielder. 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 19-year-old has become increasingly influential for the Hammers this season, starting 16 Premier League games under new boss Manuel Pellegrini.And the versatile teenager, who can operate either in midfield or defence, is thrilled to be staying at West Ham.”I’m absolutely delighted to have got the contract done, signed and to commit my future to the club until 2024. I’m absolutely ecstatic,” he told the club’s website.”Without a doubt, the plan was always to stay at West Ham. I’ve had the support from the fans, from the players and from the manager and now, to get it done and commit myself to this club is a very special moment and I’m over the moon.”I’ve now played 50 games for the first team and I’m progressing week in, week out, learning from a top manager and top players. I’m still young, so to put more years on my contract and keep developing here is the best thing for me to do now. With the support of the manager, the players, everyone, it was the right thing to do.”He’s signed! #RICE2024    pic.twitter.com/KGOQunMMBc — West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) December 28, 2018 London-born Rice has made appearances in friendlies for Republic of Ireland at senior level, but is yet to declare his international future, with England his other option.But the teenager is focused on helping West Ham, who have won five of their last six Premier League matches, push for European qualification.”Without a doubt, you’ve seen now the way we’ve played after the first four games, that’s what we’ve got to be aiming for, for those European spots,” Rice added. “With the players we’ve got out injured to come back in, we’ve definitely got to be aiming high.”We’ve got 60,000 fans now, with that being increased, we’ve got a top manager who has won a Premier League title and quality players in the squad, so there is no reason why we can’t be competing at the top, for sure.”last_img read more

Former Big 10 Head Coach Has Officially Landed A New Job

first_imgA view of Wisconsin's Camp Randall from midfield.MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Camp Randall Stadium as the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Oregon State Beavers at on September 10, 2011 in Madison Wisconsin. Wisconsin defeated Oregon State 35-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Well-traveled head coach Gary Andersen has bounced around college football for the last few years, but seems to have found a brand new home – at one of his old stomping grounds.Andersen has been hired as head coach of the Utah State Aggies, the school officially announced tonight. The move comes after Andersen spent this past year as an assistant at rival Utah.Andersen previously served in the same role for the Utes from 2009 to 2012, going 26-24 in four seasons.The 2012 season saw the Aggies reach the highest of highs, as they won a school-record 11 games, a Mountain West Conference title, and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in a 41-15 win over Toledo.Utah State: New boss, same as the old boss. pic.twitter.com/MUHp1s0kce— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) December 9, 2018Andersen would follow up his wildly successful year at Utah State by accepting the head coaching job at Wisconsin. But despite a 19-7 record in two season, Andersen ultimately chose to buy out his contract to move to Oregon State.The move to Oregon State didn’t pan out though as Andersen’s Beavers went 7-23 in two-plus years before the two sides parted ways in 2017.last_img read more

Notre Dame Just Landed Another 4-Star Commitment

first_imgNotre Dame cheerleader waves a flag at the College Football Playoff semifinal.ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: A Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheerleader waves a flag during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against the Clemson Tigers at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)It’s been a strong off-season for the Notre Dame football program. In the past month alone they’ve added ten new commitments, and just got another one from a four-star wideout.On Friday, Burke High School wide receiver Xavier Watts announced on Twitter that he would joining the Fighting Irish. The announcement comes just over a week after he got to see the campus on an official visit.COMMITTED #GoIrishESPN rates him as a four-star prospect, while 247Sports has him as the No. 487 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 86 wide receiver in the nation, and the No. 2 prospect from the state of Nebraska.Over the past few months, Watts has been making visits to Notre Dame and several Big Ten teams, including Nebraska, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. COMMITTED#Goirish☘️ pic.twitter.com/tN7NLe9ZGx— Xavier Watts (@xavierwatts6) July 5, 2019In an interview with Irish Illustrated via 247Sports, Watts explained that the coaches told him be could be “a big piece” of the Notre Dame offense, playing in the slot or out wide. He also complimented the school’s tradition and academics.“They’re letting me know that I could be a big piece of their offense, that I can really make a difference and that they see me playing slot and (out wide),” said Watts to Irish Illustrated’s Kevin Sinclair. “They see me as a versatile player making a real impact.“It’s a good school with good tradition and education, plus it has good football,” added Watts to Irish Illustrated.Over the course of the last two high school seasons, Watts has made 100 receptions for 1,906 yards and 24 touchdowns.He joins a Notre Dame team that is now ranked No. 5 in the nation by 247Sports.last_img read more

Photo: This Is The Best Sign At College GameDay This Morning

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is here and you know what that means.ESPN’s College GameDay is back as well. On Saturday morning, the crew broke down the weekend’s slate of games and took a look at potential upsets.During the course of the show, the GameDay crew brought up the transfer portal that ruled the summer. Star quarterbacks left their respective programs for what they thought would be greener pastures.After talking about the portal for a few minutes, cameras panned to a fan in the stands with the sign of the day.His sign read: “My girlfriend entered the transfer portal.”Winner. pic.twitter.com/wR9ilfHvmU— Matt Barrie (@MattBarrie) August 31, 2019Poor guy.He’s felling a lot like the college football programs that lost depth at the quarterback spot when their players left for a new team.Ohio State, Washington and UCF are just a few programs starting former transfer quarterbacks. Oh, and there’s Oklahoma, which will have former Alabama star Jalen Hurts under center for the 2019 season.last_img read more

USA TODAY Names College Football’s Most “Miserable” Fan Base After Week 1

first_imgA general view of Tennessee's football field.KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 10: A general view of Neyland Stadium during the kickoff of the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Georgia Bulldogs on October 10, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)After a full slate of games on Saturday, about half of the fans in college football probably believe the sky is falling. Some teams lost via upsets or blown leads, while others feel that their win just didn’t bode well for the season ahead.But there is one fan base that stands out as the most miserable fan base in college football right now.USA Today released their “Misery Index” for Week 1 of the college football season. They identified Tennessee as having the most miserable fan base right now.The Vols reached a new low on Saturday as they were upset at home by Sun Belt minnow Georgia State. They lost 30-38 to a Georgia State that has only one winning season in the past eight years and went 2-10 last year. Tennessee won their previous meeting against Georgia State in 2012, winning that game 51-13.“With all due respect to Georgia State… it is impossible for a program like Tennessee to lose that game unless something is seriously screwed up internally…”“The aftershocks of a loss as cataclysmic as Georgia State will linger for awhile… All we really know at the moment is that the Vols are back in an all-too-familiar position: At No. 1 in the Misery Index, a weekly measurement of knee-jerk reactions based on what each fan base just watched.”Tennessee fans were particularly brutal on Twitter, especially since it took nearly a day for the team’s account to resume Tweeting after the loss.Though Tennessee was far from the only Power Five school to lose to a Group of Five school, they were one of only two to lose at home. Florida State was the other, as the Seminoles were defeated at home to Boise State.Additionally, the 38 points the Vols defense surrendered were also the most by any SEC team.Second-year head coach Jeremy Pruitt was already on thin ice heading into the season. If they can’t win convincingly against BYU and/or Chattanooga, who know if he’ll even last the season.last_img read more