eNASCAR Pro Invitational Bristol grid revealed without reigning champ Timmy Hill, might skip real-life races

The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, introduced during the 2020 season pause last spring, is set to return on Wednesday night with a virtual event on Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt layout ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series‘ real-life Food City Dirt Race there on Sunday. Much of the thirty-eight drivers in the field are running the full Cup season, but one notable omission is Timmy Hill, who unofficially won the inaugural PIS championship. While these sim races generally do not have real-life ramifications, it does not appear to be the case for Hill case as his absence means no media coverage and potential sponsorship. In fact, it is likely that he and his MBM Motorsports team will have to abandon their full-time plans for the rest of the 2021 season as exposure and the resulting support have evapourated.

The thirty-eight drivers on the entry list is mostly … Read the rest

Ligue 1 forward confident he’ll earn interest from Liverpool: “If they like me, they’ll come”

Stade Rennais striker Jeremy Doku has recently been speaking about interest Liverpool held in him when he was just 15 and the decision to reject the Reds.

In an interview with Ouest France, the 18-year-old said he doesn’t regret not signing for Liverpool when he was a kid, and boldly predicted the reigning Premier League champions will come knocking again if he’s good enough.

As soon as I’m asked if I regret it, I always say no, because if Liverpool came to me at 15, if they like me, they’ll come back later, that’s certain. It’s up to me to be good,” he said.

Jeremy Doku is impressing on and off the pitch at a young age

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Honestly, we think Doku’s attitude is second to none and the coaches at Liverpool will absolutely … Read the rest

Joan Laporta makes decision over Ronald Koeman’s future as Barcelona manager

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has given Ronald Koeman the vote of confidence, despite his shortfalls in La Liga and the Champions League, according to Todo Fichajes.

Koeman endured a difficult start to life at the Nou Camp, but was hardly helped by the situation surrounding Lionel Messi’s future and Josep Maria Bartomeu’s leadership.

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As time passed, and the Dutchman had more time to work with his squad, things improved. Much of that is thanks to the introduction of younger players into the first-team squad. They’ve been like a breath of fresh air.

Pedri in action for Barcelona.

Juventus hoping to take advantage of ‘complicated’ Pogba situation at United

Another day, another Paul Pogba news report.

Whilst the Frenchman is obviously one of the most talented midfielders in the world, his relationship with his club’s supporters had always been an awkward one.

The 28-year-old has recently been the author of several victories for Manchester United – including last week’s Europa League win over Milan.

Nonetheless, the Red Devils’ fans fell out of love with him due to some of his antics, whilst the comments of his agent Mino Raiola never helped.

Therefore, a return to Juventus – where he still well-appreciated by the management and the fans alike – has always been on the cards.

According to Todofichajes, the Bianconeri still insist on signing their former player, and the Premier League club could be finally willing to cooperate.

The report describes Pogba’s situation at the club as ‘complicated’, as his contract is about to expire in 2022, and … Read the rest

Barcelona players will bid farewell to the feast of high-paid contracts

The club and the players celebrated the return of Joan Laporta with an emphatic victory over Real Sociedad. Due to the International break, the manager Ronald Koeman, Technical Secretary Ramon Planes, and the newly-elected Barca President Laporta will have their first round of meetings. Reportedly these meetings will be to draw broad contours for the next season.

One major issue which will be discussed is the continuity of several marquee players. Due to Barcelona’s infamous financial condition, a roadmap to solve the financial condition was a major point in the election agendas of all three candidates. The newly elected board will have to look for avenues to solve the situation.

Astronomical wage bill

A very critical issue during the Bartomeu administration was the astronomical wage bill. The ill-willed leak of Lionel Messi’s contract showed the enormous wage he receives. However, it’s only a part of the problem. Reportedly, … Read the rest

Pirelli expecting ‘interesting strategic battles’ at Bahrain Grand Prix

The up and coming first Grand prix of the year, the Bahrain Grand Prix commences this weekend and will be the first time that the new 2021 sets of tyres are used in qualifying and a race other than testing and free practice sessions.

The compounds that have been chosen for the season opener are the C2 for the white-walled hard, the C3 for the yellow walled medium and the C4 as the red-walled soft. This will be the same nomination of tyres as last years Grand Prix, even with the decrease in downforce compared to last year.

With most of the teams choosing to tests on the 3 nominated tyres which will be used for the weekend, giving Pirelli and the teams a good operating base. The new tyres for this year have been designed to improve strength and durability and they will be run at lower pressures. After … Read the rest

Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool’s plans and hopes going forward

Jurgen Klopp has spoken about Liverpool’s hopes for the remainder of the season – with the Reds in the Champions League quarterfinals and a very tough battle to get into the top four in the Premier League.

On Friday, we drew Real Madrid, and if we get through that, it’ll be a semi-final against either Chelsea or FC Porto.

That’s a very good draw, and one that has got Liverpool fans worldwide dreaming of no.7 in Istanbul!

Klopp has simply promised supporters that his side will fight in every game – and at the end of the season – we’ll see where we are…

“The season is completely different than we obviously expected before the season,” Klopp told the official website.

“Nothing is anymore like it was then. That’s not a problem. We knew one is the idea and the other thing is the reality. It’s what we have to Read the rest

Ben Chilwell hilariously trolls Chelsea teammate on Instagram after questionable photoshoot

Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell has ruined teammate Mason Mount in the Instagram comments section after Blues golden boy did a pretty questionable photoshoot.

Chilwell only signed for Chelsea in the summer, but with several members of the England setup already on the club’s books, he seemingly had no problem settling in and making friends.

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One those players we are referring to is Mason Mount, whose meteoric rise at Stamford Bridge has earned him recognition from Gareth Southgate, with the midfielder now looking likely to start at the European Championships in the summer.

Mason Mount is now a full England international.

Del Piero weighs in with his analysis after Juventus loss to Benevento

Alessandro Del Piero has slammed Juventus’ players for lacking concentration after their 1-0 loss to Benevento.

That result was the shock of the weekend in Serie A and Juve will wish it wasn’t them that has attracted this much attention.

They have just crashed out of the Champions at the hands of FC Porto and were hoping to win their league games to help keep their fans happy.

But a mistake by Arthur and several missed chances ensured Benevento earned four points from two league games against them this season.

Del Piero says the result was bad and it was down to a lack of concentration from the players.

He says there seem to be so many wrong things going on at the club and said Arthur’s mistake wasn’t the first one because it happened in the Champions League as well.

He adds that it worries him that they cannot Read the rest

Report: Laporta waits for the perfect moment to offer Messi a contract extension

With Joan Laporta’s official inauguration as the president of Barcelona out of the way, it’s time for the new board to tackle their biggest and most immediate challenges, head-on.

While most of them have to do with the renewals of certain players and identifying the ones that can be offloaded in the coming summer, the bigger picture for Laporta’s crew is to make the club as a whole financially sustainable, once again.

Something that will go a long way in achieving that is locking down the club captain, Lionel Messi for as long as possible, and as per the latest reports by ESPN, Laporta is waiting for the perfect moment to make a formal offer to the Argentine.

From branding to merchandise, to broadcasting deals and match revenues, there are a lot of factors involved when it comes to keeping a football club, economically stable. While Messi’s exploits on … Read the rest