Arsenal signing is like Van Dijk with ‘the interceptions, the positioning’ says coach

Arsenal fans have extremely high hopes for William Saliba, the Frenchman who will now be available for selection after a year on loan at St. Etienne.

The teenager is prodigiously talented and cost a fortune 12 months back, and his former youth coach Jean-Luc Vannuchi has gone as far as comparing Saliba to both Raphael Varane and Virgil van Dijk!

“My first impression was that this was the biggest man of his generation,” Vannuchi told The Daily Telegraph. “The difference between him and the other players was massive.

“When he took the ball and ran into midfield, no one could stop him. He was like a monster compared to the others. When he played with St-Etienne it looked normal for him, even though he was so young.”

“A mix of the two styles,” Vannuchi added. “Like Varane because of his speed and power, and with Van Dijk it is Read the rest

Tahnée Seagrave, FMD Racing & Ergon lock on to new gravity grips with precise GFR1 grip

Ergon is known for making very ergonomic grips and their latest grip follows that trend – just for a different style of riding. Gravity focused riding, or freeriding requires a high degree of precision as well as a grip that will help you maintain control when things get hairy. To create their next great gravity […]

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Evans Denies Rublev Another Speedy Start In 2020

In his third match against Andrey Rublev this year, Daniel Evans recorded his second victory against the Russian to make a winning return to the ATP Tour at the Western & Southern Open on Sunday.

The British No. 1, playing at a career-high No. 28 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, raced through the deciding set to claim a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 victory after two hours and 32 minutes. Evans, who improves to 12-5 this year, has now recorded six Top 20 wins in 2020.

“It was a long one. It was just tough to get rid of him really. He was hanging around,” said Evans. “I played some good tennis and some average tennis as well. I didn’t serve great, but I hung in and got the win.”

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Man United fans split over potential striker signing

Manchester United fans couldn’t unanimously decide whether or not Edinson Cavani would be a good signing after reports emerged his contract talks with Benfica fell through.

Supporters were posed the question on our Facebook page and it’s safe to say the experienced Uruguayan split opinion.

United obviously need more depth in their attack and Cavani is a player they’ve been linked with consistently over the years.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are yet to make a signing despite this summer being a crucial transfer window for them after qualifying for the Champions League.

Cavani’s age and injury problems have naturally cropped up as concerns amongst the fan base but others have insisted his quality will override the issues.

Various Red Devils’ supporters said the following:

– “Yes sure. I think we should totally do it, provided its just a one year contract.”

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Journo claims whispers Bayern will drop Thiago for UCL final, with LFC expected to swoop next week

Bayern Munich are reportedly set to drop Thiago Alcantara from their starting team for the Champions League final against PSG.

That’s according to European football expert Jan Aage Fjortoft, who does clarify that these are just rumours and nothing is set in stone.

Joshua Kimmich is said to be preferred over Thiago, with Benjamin Pavard cited as being more suited for a counter-attacking playing style.

PSG are used to having the lion’s share of possession and will force the German champions to be a little more creative when going forward.

MORE: Liverpool to raise £40m by selling midfield duo, with Bundesliga clubs set to make moves

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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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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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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.

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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.

MORE: (Video) Hilarious: Milner swears at Tsimikas on Greek’s debut after miscommunication

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

Sneak Peek: CamelBak M.U.L.E & H.A.W.G. go Pro with Air Support Pro Back Panel

CamelBak is already looking forward to 2021 – and who can blame them. Joining the other hydration pack brands giving a little preview of upcoming models, CamelBak just announced their new Pro series models for spring 2021. Building off two of their most successful models, the new additions will include the M.U.L.E. Pro 14 and […]

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