A 19/20 season review of: Marc-André ter Stegen

Marc-André ter Stegen completed his fifth season for the blaugranas. With the next campaign arriving within a month, here is a quick look at the overall 19/20 season from Ter Stegen and just how consistently he performed.


This is the seventh episode of a series in which we review the performances of the different Barça first team players, as well as discuss their futures for the next campaign. You can check the series here.


The 2019/20 season has frankly been a failure for Barcelona. For starters, the team didn’t win a single trophy, which in itself is not what Barça, as a historic club, can accept. The way the team played was far from how they should play. Many clubs have a specific way or philosophy of playing. Barcelona is built upon a specific style of play and for the club to neither follow that nor play especially appealing … Read the rest

Where to Ride: Endless mountain biking in Virginia’s Blue Ridge starts in Roanoke

Sitting smack dab in the middle of the East Coast, just far enough into the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke, Virginia centers a hub of next level mountain bike trails. In fact, it boasts an amazing set of singletrack right inside its own downtown! But it’s the proximity to several road trip-worthy trails, family-friendly outdoor activities […]

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Espargaro takes maiden pole at home for KTM

Pol Espargaro took an historic maiden pole for Red Bull KTM in the second visit to the Austrian track.

Espargaro claimed the first pole position for the Austrian outfit at the BMW M Grand Prix of Styria after a ferocious Q2 session saw the Spaniard joined on the front row by Taka Nakagami who claimed his first front row start in the premier in second position and Johann Zarco in third. Zarco fought valiantly through the pain of his recent wrist surgery to move up from Q1 to Q2 however, due to the horrendous clash with Franco Morbidelli which saw last week’s AustrianGP red flagged, Zarco will be starting from the pitlane.

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Former F1 champion believes “it’s going to take Ferrari a lot of time” to get back to the top

For Scuderia Ferrari it’s not yet the season they had hoped for. The Maranello-based race team may already have two podium finishes with Charles Leclerc, but still the Italians are behind McLaren and Racing Point in fifth place in the constructors’ championship. Jacques Villeneuve expects Ferrari to continue to compete with these teams for the time being.

Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel don’t have to think about victories for the time being. “Ferrari has to start all over again”, says Villeneuve, who says that this is actually two years back in time. “It’s making it very difficult and it’s going to take them a lot of time”.

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At Sky Sports, Villeneuve also indicates that in his view it is not wise for so many Italians to work at the most important positions within Scuderia Ferrari. “They want to make it a real Italian team, but I don’t think it’s necessary in Formula 1.” According to the single world … Read the rest

Sevilla success and a sliding doors moment for Arsenal and Monchi

Morning, a quick Saturday round-up for you.

I didn’t see the game, but Sevilla won the Europa League last night, beating Inter 3-2 to win the tournament for the sixth time in fourteen years. They are to the Europa League what we are to the FA Cup. What an incredible record. Afterwards captain Jesus Navas dedicated the win, in part, to former Gunner Jose Antonio Reyes who was killed in a car accident last year, and Antonio Puerta, the 22 year old who died of a heart attacking during a game in 2007.

Manager Julen Lopetegui guided Sevilla to third place in La Liga this season, and has a European trophy under his belt, and it’s interesting to think that the squad that was built there was the work of Monchi. Perhaps it’s become lost in the mists of time, but following his disappointing spell at Roma, he was … Read the rest

How Did Felix & Co. Handle Not Having Fans?

#NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime finished off his 6-4, 6-1 victory on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Western & Southern Open when his opponent, big-hitting Nikoloz Basilashvili, smothered a forehand return into the net.

There was no loud eruption of cheers from the Court 17 crowd at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. There was no crowd at all. Auger-Aliassime typically throws the ball he has in his pocket to a fan, but not this time.

“It was weird… I actually threw a ball at my coach,” said Auger-Aliassime, who was the first player to advance to the second round.

Auger-Aliassime briefly looked around as he normally would, seemingly ready to wave to the crowd. He then changed course and gave the on-court camera a quick thumb’s up and a fist pump before walking to the corner of the court to retrieve his towel.

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Crusader Kings 3 Trailers & Video Are All About Military, Technology, Money, & Shenanigans

Paradox Interactive has been releasing quite a few trailers and videos its upcoming grand strategy game (with charming roleplay elements) Crusader Kings III.

This time around we get to see three trailers focusing respectively on military might, technological progress, and wealth. 

On top of that, another extensive gameplay video showcases lots of shenanigans in medieval Spain. 

You can watch it below.

Crusader Kings III releases on September 1, 2020, exclusively for PC.

If you’re not familiar with the game, you can enjoy my own hands-on preview as I tell the tale of how I fought, murdered, deceived, and seduced my way into becoming the King of Lombardy starting from the position of a modest count.  You can also read my interview with with Product Manager Max Weltz

If you’d like to learn more, here’s how Paradox itself describes the game:

  • Character Focused Gameplay: Every character you play or
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Man United could have head turned by talented midfielder's availability

Juventus star Aaron Ramsey may be available for a transfer according to reports and that news may perk up some ears at Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself hasn’t been linked with the Welsh midfielder but his side have long held an interest.

Ever since it was clear Ramsey was going to leave Arsenal, United were said to be keen but it was the Italian giant who pounced on the opportunity to sign him for free.

Given how Solskjaer is said to be on the search for a creative midfielder, the transfer might be a bit of a natural one.

However, the report doesn’t claim the Red Devils are keen on him so there may be nothing to the former Arsenal man’s apparent availability.

According to Give Me Sport, Gazzetta Dello Sport report that Juventus are looking to make some sales this summer and so Ramsey could be available … Read the rest

Chess News

Football is undoubtedly one of the vital fashionable sports today. A groundbreaking new sport that may challenge your gaming technique expertise in actual-time. Decide your chess items (Heroes) and position them on the board to struggle against 7 gamers across varied rounds. Your Heroes evolve and stage up as you retain gaining extra EXP, money and cash. The revolutionary gameplay has made Auto Chess a preferred game in the eSports world. This match between the two teams in 1907 was the primary ever to be performed by two London golf equipment in the First Division and so the primary major ‘London derby.’ All subsequent league meetings between the 2 sides to this point have been within the high tier of English football (the old First Division and now the Premier League). Whereas its clubs are a number of the healthiest in Europe, not ending the season would lead to an … Read the rest

Liverpool fans in awe of 6’4″ 17-year-old Koumetio after brilliant cameo against Stuttgart

Many Liverpool fans were blown away by young defender Billy Koumetio, as the Frenchman made his first appearance for the senior team, against Stuttgart in a friendly match.

The 6’4″ centre-half immediately caught the eye as soon as he stepped onto the pitch and dwarfed everyone, but his performance took it to another level entirely.

Being so confident on the ball and dominant in the air really made the 17-year-old turn heads, with even some of his own team-mates seemingly surprised by his ability.

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Loads of supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Koumetio, with many of them tipping the young Frenchman for big things in his future at Anfield.

The defender was brought on late in the second-half as Jurgen Klopp looked to keep legs fresh, with another game in just three days’ time – … Read the rest