Koeman talks Messi, Puig, Griezmann, Umtiti following Granada victory

Ronald Koeman’s Barça won three games in a row for the first time this season. After beating Huesca and Athletic Club, the Catalans had a superb performance in Granada. With this win, Barça are now two points behind Real Madrid, who play today against Osasuna.

Koeman addressed many subjects in the post-game press conference (quotes via Barça TV+). The Dutchman responded to questions concerning the league, his side’s performance against Granada, Antoine Griezmann’s game, Riqui Puig and Samuel Umtiti’s return.

A superb performance to cap off a great week

On the three wins in a week: “We played three games this week, and had three wins. That’s a good thing.”

On the team’s improved effectiveness: “We needed more chances to score earlier, now we are more effective in front of the goal.”

On Barça’s chances in the league: “We know our situation in the league, and we know that … Read the rest

Coronavirus, The Complicated Restart Of Football In Europe

Preserving your cellular secure and safe has turn into one of many key priorities and challenges today. Any gamer, irrespective of whether or not she or he plays games on a desktop pc , PlayStation or an Xbox console, understands that a high-high quality and comfortable gamepad is essential to have a really enhanced gaming expertise. With the most recent innovations in expertise, the gamepads manufactured nowadays have increased management and responsiveness. Also, with wi-fi gamepads, you not have to be restricted by cables. Nonetheless, finding the proper gamepad requires a bit of research on your end. There are various brands out available on the market such as Logitech, Sony, Microsoft, Adnet, Amkette, and Blendia which provide many high-high quality gamepads. You’ll be able to select a gamepad for cellular, a gamepad for pc, and a gamepad for laptops primarily based on your requirements. If you wish to share your … Read the rest

Turner goes all Ti? Nitrous Titanium hardtail adds another metal bike to the lineup

Turner Bikes are probably best known for their full suspension frames. Originally crafted from aluminum, that eventually gave way to carbon fiber as the industry evolved. But recently, it seems like it’s been all Ti, all the time. Most recently, Turner introduced their ARTi, or All Road Titanium, which was in addition to the Cyclosys […]

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In the Pit Lane – Sauber’s game plan

F1 commentators were surprised with the announcement that Mick Schumacher had signed for the Haas team instead of what was believed to be the better option of the Alfa Romeo team. Team boss Frederic Vasseur said he was not sure why Ferrari has placed Mick Schumacher at rival Ferrari-powered team, Haas, for 2021 and beyond.

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Vasseur told the Blick newspaper, “Beats me.” adding, “Maybe it made more sense for Ferrari to bring Mick to Haas and keep Giovinazzi with us. For stability in the team.”

Alfa Romeo Racing – Frédéric Vasseur

The truth of what lay behind the decision regardless of Vasseur’s ‘bewilderment’ is what dictates most decisions in F1 – money!

Alfa Romeo is, of course, the Sauber motorsport team with Alfa paying for the team to be named Alfa Romeo.

With one seat at Alfa Romeo assigned to Ferrari as … Read the rest

Arsenal take a loan for cash flow … and squad management?

Morning all.

It’s Friday, on Saturday we play Newcastle in the FA Cup, but I’ll leave any previewing of that game till tomorrow.

Let’s start this morning with news from yesterday which saw the club announce they had taken a £120m loan from the government’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) scheme.

The statement read:

We are taking a short-term £120 million loan through this facility to partially assist in managing the impacts of the revenue losses attributable to the pandemic. This is a similar approach to that taken by a wide variety of major organisations across many industries including sport, and is repayable in May 2021.

The CCFF is designed to provide short-term finance at commercial rates during the pandemic to companies that have strong investment ratings and which make significant contributions to the British economy.

Now, with billionaire owners, some might wonder why this isn’t something KSE themselves … Read the rest

Next-gen 911 GT3 Cup Set to Debut in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

Head of Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific, Alexandre Gibot, announced on 2 December 2020, that the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia will return in 2021. The season will feature 15 rounds separated over 7 weekends. The new season will also join two Formula 1 Grand Prix’s, with the new 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

The new season will get underway at the Chinese Grand Prix on 9-11 April, with another F1 support race in Singapore on 1-3 October. The series also joins the 10 Hours of Suzuka that will take place on 20-21 August. There are 4 other events in, Zhuhai, Zhuzhou, Ningbo and another race in Shangai will coincide with an expanded Porsche Sports Cup China calendar.

Credit: Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific

Since 2003, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia helped both Pro and Am drivers trough the ranks. Double series champion Earl Bamber who is now a Porsche factory driver. Also thr … Read the rest

‘Biofuel can save the internal combustion engine, but F1 has to be quick’

Formula 1 has taken a number of important steps towards the future over the last few years. The budget ceiling has guaranteed fairer competition, and with a range of young talents it also looks good in sporting terms. But what about the sustainable picture of Formula 1?

According to Andreas Haupt of Auto Motor und Sport, it is in fact absolutely essential that sport gets to work on this as quickly as possible. He foresees that in the next few years, politicians will accelerate decisions that will completely ban cars powered by fossil fuels. This is already happening in some cities.

That would, of course, be a great loss for car enthusiasts, and Formula 1 would be squeezed with internal combustion engines. That is why, in Haupt’s view, it is very important that they set the development of CO2-neutral fuels in motion as soon as possible and also use them … Read the rest

Fabio 2.0: Why Fognini Is Focussing On Calm & Patience

Fabio Fognini is one of the most entertaining players on the ATP Tour. When the 33-year-old feels a certain way, positively or negatively, he makes sure everyone within shouting distance knows it. But since last May, when the World No. 17 underwent arthroscopic surgery on both his ankles, Fognini has adopted a new mindset highlighted by calm and patience.

Call this Fabio 2.0.

“I know that sounds really weird from me, those kinds of words,” Fognini joked to ATPTour.com after winning his first-round match at the Antalya Open on Friday.

But the Italian is serious. The nine-time ATP Tour titlist is as hungry as ever for success, especially with the Nitto ATP Finals moving to Turin in his home country, Italy, this year. Fognini knows that coming back from those surgeries to find his best form will not be an easy task. But he is accepting things as they come, … Read the rest

Microsoft Flight Simulator Tweed New Haven Airport Add-On Announced by Orbx

Today third-party add-on developer Orbx announced another airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Tweed New Haven (KHVN).

Being one of the two commercial airports in Connecticut, this is a rather good choice for both airliners and general aviation traffic. On top of that, it’s right in the middle of one of the most detailed areas of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

At the moment, release date and pricing have not been announced, but you can check out a gallery of screenshots and an official description and feature list below.

“Developed by Jordan Gough, this is the largest Orbx airport in the North-Eastern USA. Tweed-New Haven is the second major airport in the state of Connecticut. Located only a 15-20 minute flight from the centre of Manhattan and short hop to Boston, KHVN is the perfect stopover point for trips between the two cities. Located in a massive photogrammetry area, the entire city of

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4-2-3-1: United will crush Watford with this explosive line-up

The Manchester United team to face Watford tomorrow in the FA Cup third round will see a number of changes, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.
In the pre-match press conference, the manager said ‘There’s a few players that’s had a few knocks and there will be a few changes but we’ll still field a team I’ll feel confident in.’
He also confirmed that Odion Ighalo will play some part before letting it slip that it will be from the bench, saying ‘He will be involved … hopefully I won’t need to bring him on in that we need goals but hopefully that he can join in.’
There had been speculation that Facundo Pellistri would also be involved but he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating.
Amad Diallo has not yet been able to join the senior squad so it will be too soon for him.
Nonetheless, we expect … Read the rest