Ukraine soccer has gone a long way since their independence due to the cut up of the USSR. If the board sport lover in your life is all in regards to the classics like Monopoly, DANGER and even Chess, then it won’t be so dangerous looking for them. Nationwide leagues have priority over the cups, this was decided by Uefa. As for contracts that expire in June, the market will have to be adapted. Ajax received the European Cup in 1971, 1972, 1973 and in 1995, the UEFA Cup in 1992 and the European Cupwinners Cup in 1987. (Former) famous players embrace Johan Cruyff, Johan Neeskens, Marco van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp, Clarence Seedorf, Patrick Kluivert, Jaap Stam and plenty of extra. Expertise: Recognition of shape items and orientation to corresponding house within the board. Quality and pace of in-hand manipulation of items for placement. Aye, agreed, I am a keen … Read the rest
We have seen the occasional example of VAR working well and helping a ref reach the correct decision, but it really does feel like it’s caused more problems than it solved.
When it was introduced it was meant to prevent clear and obvious errors from happening – Think of an incident like Zidane’s headbutt in the World Cup Final if that was missed, rather than drawing lines on a screen to arrive at some questionable offside calls.
Leeds saw the prefect example of this tonight as Patrick Bamford saw a late equaliser chalked off for offside against Wolves, and the images that were used don’t really seem to clear anything up.
Patrick Bamford’s equaliser ruled out for offside…
— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) February 19, 2021
In many ways you can understand the process that led to the decision standing because the linesman … Read the rest
Boca Juniors had agreed with Millonarios FC and right-back Andrés Felipe Román to be their second reinforcement to their defense.
The 25-year-old needed to complete his medical with the Argentine side to complete the move; however, that’s when it all fell apart. TNT Sports journalist Matías Bustos Milla, the Colombia international, failed his medicals, resulting in the Xeneizes canceling the press conference to unveil the player.
Hernán Crespo was introduced as the São Paulo FC manager. One of the topics that the Argentine tactician touched is over its veteran players Dani Alves, Juanfran, and Hernanes.
During his press conference, the Brazilian media asked Crespo if he intends to move on from these players who are in their mid-30’s. TNT Sports relayed the 45-year-old’s comments as he avoided answering the question over the futures of these three.
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It’s probably one of the only good things to come out of the current situation, but the lack of fans in the ground does mean that we can hear what goes down on the field.
There was a moment tonight when Gerard Pique appeared to absolutely lose it with Antoine Griezmann for wasting possession, and the various translations of the exchange are quite something:
?DISCUSSIÓ PIQUÉ-GRIEZMANN@3gerardpique: “Una puta posesión larga, ¡joder!”@AntoGriezmann: “Tranquilo, deja de gritar, la concha de su madre…”@3gerardpique: “No, la concha de su madre tú, que estamos sufriendo y estamos corriendo como locos…”pic.twitter.com/diYzWTTg6k
— Què T’hi Jugues (@QueThiJugues) February 16, 2021
Piqué: “Just one f***ing long possession, f**k!”
Griezmann: “Calm down, stop yelling…your mother’s c**t.”
Piqué: “No, your mother’s c**t, we are suffering and running like crazy people.”
— Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) February 16, 2021
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The future past June is up in the air for River Plate striker Rafael Santos Borré. The 25-year-old’s contract with the Argentine side expires, and there are two clubs already showing interest in the Colombia international.
According to Goal’s Bruno Andrade, Brazilian Giants Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras and Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC could be the two clubs duking it out for Santos Borré. The River Plate striker has also made it known that he’d like to venture back to Europe.
Palmeiras are looking for a long-term solution as Luiz Adriano turns 34 in … Read the rest
While speaking to Norwegian channel TV 2, Martin Odegaard was quizzed on whether he will return to Real Madrid when his Arsenal loan expires.
Odegaard signed for Arsenal on loan for the remainder of the season in January. He had a successful stint with Real Sociedad last campaign, which convinced Zinedine Zidane to keep him around in Madrid. However, such is the competition for places in that area of the field with Los Blancos, he found his game time limited.
A loan was absolutely necessary for Odegaard, with the midfielder finally showing signs of fulfilling the potential he showed as a youngster, which led to Real Madrid signing him in the first place. Arsenal showed interest in the 22-year-old and signed him for an initial six-months, an unusually short-term move for a ‘Big Six’ … Read the rest
Jose Mourinho has been speaking on the topic of Dele Alli and Gareth Bale after Tottenham’s defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad.
Mourinho’s men fell short against City, who in fairness have been the in-form team in the Premier League since the turn of the year, and were subsequently defeated 3-0.
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The Spurs boss spoke post-match about his players’ tiredness, but that is while neglecting to acknowledge that there are talented players within his ranks that he doesn’t tend to use.
To name a couple – Dele Alli and Gareth Bale.
Both players have found opportunities in the Premier League hard to gone by this term, and speaking after the game, Mourinho offered some insight into why that may be.
Morning. It’s Friday.
Mikel Arteta meets the press later this morning, and with a hectic and very difficult few weeks ahead of us, he’ll be disappointed that his big signing from the ‘summer’ transfer window, Thomas Partey, will be missing for the Leeds game this weekend at least.
In the latest fitness update, the club confirmed a hamstring strain for the Ghana international, and obviously that’s a blow. He’s our best midfield player, and being without him makes our life more complicated. I don’t need to prove this with stats, by the way. You don’t need them to assess Partey. You just need eyes. Eyes that can see what he does, how he does it, and how he makes those around him better.
I think Granit Xhaka deserves credit for his recent form but being part of a functional midfield pairing has played a significant part in that. The two … Read the rest
Sometimes it can be good to see a transfer target up close so the fans can see what they are all about, but if they are a key part of the other team then it might be a good thing if they can’t play.
Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez has been a key part of Diego Simeone’s fearsome defence for a couple of seasons now, while a recent report from Football 365 indicated that Chelsea saw him as a potential successor for Thiago Silva.
They quoted Fabrizio Romano as saying that Chelsea were showing an interest in him, so there was a good chance to see him in action after they were drawn against Atleti in the Champions League.
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He’s already been struggling with an injury … Read the rest